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Hijacking of a very middle class protest: Anarchists cause chaos as 50,000 students take to streets over fees in London

It was supposed to be a day of peaceful protest, with students exercising their democratic right to demonstrate against soaring university fees. But anarchists hijacked the event, setting off the most violent scenes of student unrest seen in Brita...

Britain to dim street lights

Daily Mail 10.11.2010
Britain to dim street lights

Town halls are plunging our streets into darkness as they try to cut energy bills, damning research reveals. Up to three-quarters of councils are planning to turn off street lamps or dim the lights in an attempt to save money and meet climate chan...


Internet accounts for 7.2% of British economy: study

The Internet contributed 100 billion pounds (155 billion dollars, 115 billion euros) to the British economy last year, about 7.2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), a report showed Thursday.

Concern for Margaret Thatcher as she is rushed to hospital by ambulance after failing to recover from flu bug

Margaret Thatcher was admitted to hospital by ambulance for tests last night after failing to recover from flu.


Pictured together, happily sharing a cocktail: The gay Saudi prince and the manservant he beat to death in a London hotel room

A gay Saudi prince was last night facing a life sentence for beating and strangling his servant to death in the culmination of a campaign of 'sadistic' abuse.Saud Abdulaziz bin Nasser al Saud was found guilty at the Old Bailey of murdering Bandar ...

UK police report every incident on Twitter for a day

One of the UK's biggest police forces is Tweeting every incident it deals with.


Snow to hit Britain

Telegraph 15.10.2010
Snow to hit Britain

Winter will come early to Britain next week as snow is forecast for the north while the south will shiver in frosty sub-zero nights.

British queen cancels Christmas; cost-cutting drive

FAITHFUL royal staff were devastated last night after the Queen axed the Buckingham Palace Christmas party in a cost-cutting drive.


UK cuts child benefit payments in austerity drive

David Stringer Yahoo! Finance 04.10.2010
UK cuts child benefit payments in austerity drive

Britain will cap payments to jobless families and scrap child benefits for high earners in a sweeping overhaul of the country's welfare system, Treasury chief George Osborne said Monday.

UK Teen Banned From US For Life Over Obscene Obama Email

A BRIT teen who sent an email to the White House calling President Obama a "p***k" has been banned from America FOR LIFE.


Murdered British spy found stuffed into sports bag in bath of London flat

Heidi Blake and Duncan Gardham Telegraph 26.08.2010
Murdered British spy found stuffed into sports bag in bath of London flat

A British spy who was found dead in the bath of a flat in London was killed before his body was stuffed into a sports bag where it lay decomposing for up to two weeks.

Police hunt 'Britain's most disgusting woman'

A hunt was on Sunday for the woman branded "Britain's most disgusting person" for urinating on a war memorial after she fled court following a public shaming by elderly veterans.


Surge in Britons exported for trial

Andrew Gilligan Telegraph 22.08.2010
Surge in Britons exported for trial

The number of people in Britain seized under the controversial "no-evidence-needed" European Arrest Warrant rose by more than 50 per cent last year, figures obtained by The Sunday Telegraph show.

Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing considers bid for UK's High Speed 1 rail link

Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing is considering a bid for High Speed 1, the fast rail link being sold by the Government for £1.5bn to £2bn.


UK protests over cloned animals in food chain

An animal welfare group on Friday delivered a petition of 7,000 names calling on the government to prevent products from cloned animals entering the food chain.

My duty is to save the world: Prince Charles believes he was born for a purpose

The Prince of Wales says he believes he has been placed on Earth as future King ‘for a purpose’ - to save the world. Giving a fascinating insight into his view of his inherited wealth and influence, he said: ‘I can only somehow imagine that I find...


British businessman hid £140,000 in his aunt's grave in tax-evasion scam

A businessman buried £140,000 in his aunt’s grave in an attempt to dodge his taxes.

$23 million pay off for BP chief executive Tony Hayward

BP was last night poised to boot out boss Tony Hayward - with a near £15MILLION pay-off. The under-fire chief executive could go as early as today after being locked in talks over the weekend.


Britain Plans to Decentralize Health Care

The New York Times 26.07.2010
Britain Plans to Decentralize Health Care

Perhaps the only consistent thing about Britain’s socialized health care system is that it is in a perpetual state of flux, its structure constantly changing as governments search for the elusive formula that will deliver the best care for the che...

David Cameron Raids Dormant U.K. Accounts as Minister Attacks Banks

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron announced plans to use “hundreds of millions of pounds” from dormant bank accounts to fund community projects, while Business Secretary Vince Cable said lenders “ripped off” customers.



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