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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    NYT defends incoming chief amid BBC scandal

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 10:25am by Associated Press in London

    ... Associated Press in London The New York Times stood by its incoming chief on Wednesday, even as questions about a BBC child sex abuse scandal followed him from one of Britain’s most ... a lawmaker said he had more questions for Thompson. As Thompson prepares to take over as president of The New York Times next month, he has been put on the defensive about his final days as head ...

  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    Protest against 'biased' BBC coverage of Scottish independence referendum

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 08:46pm by AFP

    ... for independence, the "Yes" camp says BBC programmes would continue to be available in Scotland but a new Scottish Broadcasting Corporation would also be developed. ...

  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    Scotland's pro-independence leaders bet on oil as rivals say wells in decline

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 04:55am by WASHPOST

    ... 'Yes' backers bet on oil even as wells run dry The discovery of oil beneath the waters of the North Sea means it is a boom time for the ancient port city of Aberdeen, with some of the highest ... dramatically decline within 15 years. "Young voters right now should just be aware by the time they are middle-aged, they'll begin to see a real rundown, not just in the level of oil and gas ...

  4. News - World - BRITAIN

    I was abused in Nottingham children's homes, actress Samantha Morton says

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 07:19am by GDN

    ... were allowed to stay in their jobs, while she was abruptly moved to another home. She said she was recently shocked to be told by police that her records from the time contained only ...

  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    British royal couple William and Kate expecting second child

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:01am by AP

    ... of Cambridge- Prince William and his wife, the former Kate Middleton- were expecting their second child. For the second time, the duchess is being treated for acute morning sickness in the early phases of her pregnancy. The first time she required hospital treatment. This time, she is being treated by doctors at Kensington Palace. She cancelled a planned engagement in Oxford to rest and receive ...

  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    Tories pick London Mayor Boris Johnson to run for British parliament

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:38pm by AFP

    ... such as foreign secretary or prime minister at the same time," he said after the result was announced. Many see Johnson, 50, known for his unkempt shock of blond hair and frequent gaffes, ...

  7. Property - International - BRITAIN

    Britain's housing prices stagnate

    Posted Sep 10th 2014, 04:43am by Reuters

    ... on to the market and increased numbers of new homes," said Martin Ellis, housing economist at Halifax. The number of new homes completed in England between April and June rose by 7 per cent compared ...

  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    England hints at more autonomy for Scotland as poll puts pro-independence camp ahead

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:30am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London UK promises greater autonomy as independence supporters edge ahead in poll for first time Scots offered more powers as 'yes' camp takes lead The British ... union with England. The government's offer came after a YouGov poll published in The Sunday Times gave the "Yes" camp 51 per cent support compared to the "No" ...

  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    British markets spooked by Scottish referendum poll result

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 03:01am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London British markets spooked by Scottish poll result British financial markets tumbled yesterday after an opinion poll showed for the first time this year that Scots may vote for independence in a referendum next week that would see the break-up of the United Kingdom. Sterling fell more than 1 per cent- its biggest one-day drop in 13 months- to US$1.6141, long-dated government ...

  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    Scottish independence vote sparks larger debate on Britain’s future

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 10:16pm by AFP

    ... at Queen's University Belfast. "I think we'd be looking at a looser union, perhaps a kind of federal union," he said. All three of Britain's main parties have promised new tax ... a devolution expert and an honorary senior research associate at University College London, the decentralisation trend is inevitable. "The UK in 20 years time will look very different from the UK ...




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