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  1. News - World - BRITAIN

    Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson calls for fight to save British pubs

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 09:30pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Frontman Bruce Dickinson blasts the rise of 'cash cow' US-style bars Iron Maiden fights for traditional British pub Iron Maiden singer Bruce ... of soulless, US-style bars pumping out "really awful music"- and blamed it on their giant chain owners seeing pubs as "cash cows" rather than community hubs. The Great British Beer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1572937/iron-maiden-singer-bruce-dickinson-calls-fight-save-british-pubs
  2. News - World - BRITAIN

    Ankle-tags pilot scheme will monitor binge drinkers in London

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

    ... strain on frontline services, whilst costing businesses and the taxpayer billions of pounds. "This is an approach that has seen impressive results in the US, steering binge drinkers away ... used for more than a decade in the US. Under a 2012 law, courts are able to order offenders to abstain from alcohol for up to 120 days. Guidelines on the tags suggest offences ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1564372/ankle-tags-pilot-scheme-will-monitor-binge-drinkers-london
  3. News - World - BRITAIN

    Probe uncovers 'hardline' plot to Islamise Birmingham schools

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

    ... between teachers and the acting principal at one school, which revealed explicit homophobia and anti-Western, anti-US and anti-Israeli sentiment. Participants in the discussion last year suggested ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557648/probe-uncovers-hardline-plot-islamise-birmingham-schools
  4. Property - International - BRITAIN

    London prices fall as British property market cools

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 05:20am by Bloomberg

    ... also be deterring foreign buyers by making British assets more expensive, Rightmove said. The pound reached US$1.7192 on July 15, the highest since October 2008. That point was echoed last week ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1557221/london-prices-fall-british-property-market-cools
  5. News - World - BRITAIN

    William Hague steps aside as David Cameron reshuffles team ahead of 2015 poll

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 11:12pm by Reuters

    ... Jonathan Hill, a peer, as Britain's next European commissioner. Hill, who has voted against deeper European integration in the past, had previously coordinated the government's business ... that will involve him coordinating the government's business in the lower house of parliament. He said he would also step down as a member of parliament in May next year. "There is a balance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1554997/william-hague-steps-aside-david-cameron-reshuffles-team-ahead-2015-poll
  6. News - World - BRITAIN

    Public workers strike across Britain as Cameron pledges union crackdown

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

    ... 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
  7. 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 ... and torture of al-Qaeda suspects after the attacks of 2001. There have been a number of reports suggesting that allies of the US, including Britain and Poland, have been lobbying to ensure all ...

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

    London's Soho is gentrified as seediness is swept away

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:30am by Bloomberg

    ... holdings are now worth at least US$800 million, according to James. The company, owned by Raymond's family trusts, had net assets of almost £375 million to the end of March 2013, the latest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1539692/londons-soho-gentrified-seediness-swept-away
  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Clinton backs Scotland to stay in UK as part of European Union

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 11:01am by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Former US secretary of state says it would be a loss for both sides if Scotland votes to separate from the United Kingdom while Britain should remain in the European Union Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton on Thursday called upon Scotland to stay in the United Kingdom, echoing the comments made last week by her former boss Barack Obama. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1531451/clinton-backs-scotland-stay-uk-part-european-union
  10. Business - Economy - BRITAIN

    Policymaking committee shake-up may help Carney beat rates pressure

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 05:34am by Reuters

    ... new policymakers- US academic Kristin Forbes and Nemat Shafik, a top International Monetary Fund official- fit well with Carney's broader focus on the influence of finance on the economy. ... on when to start weaning the economy off its stimulus is echoed at the US Federal Reserve which is also undergoing a shake-up among its rate-setters, with former Bank of Israel governor Stanley ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1525518/policymaking-committee-shake-may-help-carney-beat-rates-pressure

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