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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    More than 32,000 British soldiers failed basic fitness test

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

    ... suggest that its soldiers might be getting a little soft. More than 32,000 soldiers failed a basic fitness test at some point in the past three years, and more than 22,000 were found ... who fail must retake the test within seven days. Multiple failures could result in being discharged. Men under the age of 29 must complete 44 press-ups in two minutes, followed by 50 sit-ups ...

  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    Poll test for British PM David Cameron after Patrick Mercer resigns

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 08:50pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Poll test for Cameron after MP quits British Prime Minister David Cameron faces a potentially awkward test of voter support following the resignation of lawmaker Patrick ... that would allow the anti-European Union UK Independence Party (UKIP) to test its growing popularity in a region where the Conservative Party is traditionally strong. The result could reveal how much ...

  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    Edinburgh Zoo fears giant panda Tian Tian may have lost her cub

    Posted Sep 02nd 2014, 10:17pm by AP

    ... and hormone tests showed that "something may be amiss". "The evidence suggests that this may be bad news," said Iain Valentine at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland. He said ...

  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    Peaches Geldof autopsy inconclusive; police await toxicology test results

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 01:09am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Police say Peaches Geldof autopsy inconclusive The autopsy on Live Aid founder Bob Geldof's daughter Peaches, who died suddenly aged 25, proved inconclusive, police said yesterday, as they awaited the results of toxicology tests. Peaches, who wrote for British magazines and newspapers and presented celebrity-driven television shows, was found ...

  5. Property - International - BRITAIN

    London property market stalls as buyers resist higher prices

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 03:50am by Bloomberg

    ... in June to limit riskier mortgages, months after new rules came into force requiring tougher affordability tests. In its report, Nationwide said home prices rose 11 per cent last month from a year ...

  6. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Growth in London house prices forecast to slow to 3pc

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 05:05am by Bloomberg

    ... mortgages and introduce tougher affordability tests. The number of people saying the next 12 months was a good time to buy a British home fell to the lowest since 2011, a survey by Lloyds Banking ...

  7. News - World - BRITAIN

    Ankle-tags pilot scheme will monitor binge drinkers in London

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 08:55pm by GDN

    ... that measure whether they are consuming alcohol, under a trial scheme in London. The year-long test, covering four parts of south London, will be the first in which British offenders are compulsorily ... The "sobriety tag" scheme was launched by London Mayor Boris Johnson, who visited the magistrates court in Croydon, one of the areas to test the technology, along with Lambeth, Southwark ...

  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    Sex offenders in Britain set to face lie detector tests from next year

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London UK sex offenders to face lie tests from next year British lawmakers were yesterday expected to clear the way for the start of compulsory lie detector tests to monitor convicted sex offenders across England and Wales from January. The national rollout of US-style mandatory polygraph tests for serious sex offenders released into the community after ...

  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    British PM David Cameron talks tough ahead of conference test

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London British PM's leadership to be under scrutiny at his Conservative Party's annual meeting Cameron's mettle to be put to the test at conference British Prime Minister David Cameron talked tough on Europe and the economy yesterday as he headed to his party's annual conference, where he faces a major test of his leadership. A new poll ...

  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    Peaches Geldof died of heroin overdose just like mother Paula Yates, report says

    Posted May 01st 2014, 02:17pm by AFP

    ... England, but a postmortem examination proved inconclusive. However, Detective Chief Inspector Paul Fotheringham was due to tell a hearing in Gravesend, Kent, yesterday that toxicology tests showed ...




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