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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    Midnight marriages for gay couples as same-sex unions become legal in UK

    Posted Mar 29th 2014, 10:01am by AP

    ... unions in a midnight kiss Gay couples in Britain waited decades for the right to get married. When the opportunity came, it took just a few minutes to make history. Londoners Sean Adl-Tabatabai ... student originally from Los Angeles. "Now it's between two people who love each other." Most Britons agree. Polls show about two-thirds of people in the country back gay unions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1460130/midnight-hour-uk-holds-first-same-sex-weddings
  2. Lifestyle - Books - BRITAIN

    Book review: Acts of Union and Disunion, by Linda Colley

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 09:43am by Nick Walker

    ... Nick Walker Acts of Union and Disunion by Linda Colley Profile Books 3 stars Nick Walker With Scotland's referendum on independence looming, this is a timely study of a country whose ... For a current take on that curious country that once ruled Hong Kong, and vast tracts of the world, Acts of Union and Disunion provides compelling reading by an engaging voice on what it means ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1448551/book-review-acts-union-and-disunion-linda-colley
  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    Fireband British trade union leader Bob Crow dies aged 52

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 01:58am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Firebrand union leader Bob Crow dies at 52 One of Britain’s most powerful and militant trade union leaders, Bob Crow, who led strikes that shut down the London Tube on numerous occasions, died  yesterday at the age of 52.  A colourful, left-wing Londoner with a dog called Castro, Crow had been general secretary of the RMT transport union since ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1446749/fireband-british-trade-union-leader-bob-crow-dies-aged-52
  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    Britain's Labour Party votes to change relationship with trade unions

    Posted Mar 03rd 2014, 03:20am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Labour Party changes its relationship with unions Britain's opposition Labour Party has voted to change its century-old relationship with trade unions to try to revitalise the party before next year's parliamentary election. The left-leaning party voted at a special party conference on Saturday to reform its link with the unions, with 86 per cent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1438743/britains-labour-party-votes-change-relationship-trade-unions
  5. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Britain must build one million homes to meet shortfall, says new report

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 05:39am by Reuters

    ... Party- which is opposed to the European Union- has seized upon the issue and is expected to do well in next month's European parliamentary elections. Idriz Shaba, an Albanian-speaker, who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1483020/britain-must-build-one-million-homes-meet-shortfall-says-new
  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    Anti-European Union party beats Conservatives into third place in UK vote

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 04:56pm by Reuters in London

    ... Reuters in London Prime Minister David Cameron's party suffers humiliating defeat by anti-EU, anti-immigration UK Independence Party British Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative party was pushed into third place behind the anti-European Union UK Independence Party (UKIP) in a single parliamentary seat vote won by the opposition Labour party. The result underlined ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1427858/anti-european-union-party-beats-conservatives-third-place-uk-vote
  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    George Osborne buys round of whisky for restive Scots with tax freeze

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 09:24pm by AFP

    ... would rise in line with inflation. Scots are due to vote on September 18 on whether to end the nation's more than 300-year-old union with England. Along with North Sea oil and gas, ... said. "Britain is better together." London has increasingly reached out to Scots in a bid to keep the union between Scotland and England intact. The whisky freeze comes just two months ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1453338/george-osborne-buys-round-whisky-restive-scots-tax-freeze
  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    Privately educated British cabinet minister slams concentration of privilege in government

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 03:20pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... government took office in May 2010, Gove has been pushing through reforms to give more independence to publicly funded schools, which has put him on a collision course with teaching unions. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1449323/privately-educated-british-cabinet-minister-slams-concentration-privilege
  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    British referendum on EU unlikely before 2020 if Labour wins power, says Ed Miliband

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 11:37am

    ... Reuters in London Opposition leader promises vote on membership only if more powers shift to Brussels, following Prime Minister David Cameron's pledge to hold poll by end of 2017 A future Labour government would hold a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union (EU) before 2020 only if more powers were transferred to Brussels, party leader Ed Miliband has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1446919/british-referendum-eu-unlikely-2020-if-labour-wins-power-says-ed-miliband
  10. Business - Banking & Finance - BRITAIN

    Bailed-out banks' bonuses put pressure on Britain's George Osborne

    Posted Mar 09th 2014, 06:22am by GDN

    ... trade union, Unite, said: "George Osborne needs to... explain why he is failing to rein in the excesses of the City and turning a blind eye to the bonus bonanza in state-backed banks." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1443856/bailed-out-banks-bonuses-put-pressure-britains-george

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