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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    Probe uncovers 'hardline' plot to Islamise Birmingham schools

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 10:57pm by AFP

    ... that some of those working in schools and governing bodies "espouse, endorse or fail to challenge extremist views". The report noted a discussion on instant messenger service WhatsApp ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557648/probe-uncovers-hardline-plot-islamise-birmingham-schools
  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    Public workers strike across Britain as Cameron pledges union crackdown

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 01:20am by Reuters

    ... council workers and firefighters staged a 24-hour pay strike yesterday in a stoppage that has prompted Prime Minister David Cameron to pledge a crackdown on union powers. Protesters marched ... government are making us pay more for our pension for it to be worth the same, and making us work longer," he said. The biggest public sector union involved, Unison, said early reports showed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1551549/public-workers-strike-across-britain-cameron-pledges-union-crackdown
  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    British police swoop on 660 child-sex suspects

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 01:45am by AFP

    ... "I am pretty appalled about what it says about human nature." Some of those arrested in the NCA operation had unsupervised access to children in the course of their work, including scout ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1555523/british-police-swoop-660-child-sex-suspects
  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    Files on UK role in CIA abductions accidentally 'soaked in water'

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:11am by GDN

    ... to be handed to the director of public prosecutions. The White House and the CIA are working on final redactions to a 481-page executive summary of a classified report by the US Senate committee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550726/files-uk-role-cia-abductions-accidentally-soaked-water
  5. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Lenders reject builders as land values rise sharply in London

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 05:02am by Bloomberg

    ... are a bit toppy," said Randeesh Sandhu, the chief executive of lender Urban Exposure Group. "Usually, the only way a developer can get the deal to work is to go back to the landowner ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1549717/lenders-reject-builders-land-values-rise-sharply-london
  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    Child sex abuse conspiracy claims rattle Britain’s political elite

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 01:33am

    ... said he believed the issue of missing files at the Home Office may prove to be a “red herring”. For campaigners working with the victims of child abuse, the domestic political storm shows Britain may be finally preparing to face some of the demons from its past. “People just didn’t want to talk about it in the past,” Jon Bird, a 56-year-old who works for the National Association ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549316/britain-sets-probes-allegations-politicians-sexually-abused-children
  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    Ex-Cameron aide Andy Coulson gets 18 months’ jail for phone hacking

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 05:44pm by AFP

    ... to illegally access voicemails following an eight-month trial. The other four had all pleaded guilty. Coulson, 46, was News of the World editor from 2003 to 2007 and then worked as Cameron's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1546641/british-pms-former-media-chief-andy-coulson-jailed-murdoch-tabloid
  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    Travel chaos hits London as rail workers go on strike for 48 hours

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 10:34pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London 48-hour work stoppage forces thousands to walk or ride bicycle to work Travel chaos hits London as rail workers strike Millions of Londoners were hit by travel chaos ... used the strike as an excuse for exercise and ran to work. Lauren Sweeney, an office worker, said it would take an extra 30 minutes on top of her usual one-hour journey to get from her home ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1421642/travel-chaos-hits-london-rail-workers-go-strike-48-hours
  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Jimmy Savile sexually abused patients and dead bodies, say investigators

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:15am by AFP

    ... the high-security mental health hospital Broadmoor. The conclusions published yesterday revealed in detail how Savile took advantage of the extraordinary access his fame and charitable works gave him ... treasure" who turned out to be a "sickening and prolific sexual abuser". Savile was particularly active at Leeds General Infirmary where he worked as a hospital radio DJ and as a volunteer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1541348/jimmy-savile-sexually-abused-patients-and-dead-bodies-say-investigators
  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    More than 32,000 British soldiers failed basic fitness test

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:26am by AFP

    ... personnel are provided with the support and training necessary to meet the army's physical standards, with additional help for those personnel who fail to meet this criteria. "Personnel who remain unable to meet the standard could ultimately be discharged." The Sunday Times also revealed that more than 22,000 troops were found to be at increased risk of type 2 diabetes, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1538620/more-32000-british-soldiers-failed-basic-fitness-test

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