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Man dies in Channel Tunnel as migrant crisis deepens

2 minutes agoNews : Reuters: World News

LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - A Sudanese man died on Wednesday as migrants desperate to enter Britain from France stormed the channel tunnel entrance, prompting governments in both countries to promise to beef up security there.

British PM tackles Vietnamese children trafficking on first trip

3 minutes agoNews : Reuters: World News

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Britain will seek stronger cooperation with Vietnam to crack down on the trafficking of Vietnamese children to the United Kingdom, David Cameron said on Wednesday as he became the first British prime minister to visit the Southeast Asian country.

UK’s Plan to Deploy 5,000 Soldiers to Prevent Terror Attacks is Dangerous

The UK government's plans to deploy troops on Britain’s streets in the event of a major terrorist attack is an overreaction and could lead to a dangerous trend of replacing civilian with military personnel, Baroness Jenny Jones, London Assembly member and deputy chair of the Police and Crime Committee, told Sputnik Wednesday.

Is Rupert Murdoch's Sky TV Too Big In Europe, Or Too Small?

Sky TV, Britain's biggest media company, is doing very nicely thank you. The satellite broadcaster's annual results, released today, reported revenues of £11.3billion and like-for-like pre-tax profit up 6 per cent to nearly £1.2billion. In the UK and Ireland, the company now has over 12million customers for the first time, having [...]

BAT sees 'plain packaging' challenge in Britain being heard in December

LONDON (Reuters) - British American Tobacco expects its legal challenge to the implementation of "plain packaging" of tobacco in Britain to be heard in court in December, with possible final resolution by the end of 2016, a senior executive said. Show More Summary

Here Are Five Classical Music Gems From The AP’s Massive New YouTube Archive

33 minutes agoArts : Modern Art Notes

From the Philadelphia Orchestra arriving for its first tour of Britain to the inimitable Thomas Beecham introducing a concert to Maria Callas’s notorious walkout from the Rome Opera’s Norma. (video)

Tate Britain Names New Director

34 minutes agoEntertainment / Books : Paper Cuts

Alex Farquharson, the founding director of the Notthingham Contemporary museum, will take on his new role in the fall.

Brits flip EU the bird; They want secure borders, too

The crusade for Britain to quit the EU has received a massive boost after a shock poll revealed the full scale of voters’ frustration with Brussels. Two-thirds of people believe the multi-billion annual cost of EU membership is too high and does not represent value for money, the survey found. Show More Summary

UK Chancellor - Britain Would Prefer Economic, Trading Relationship With EU

British Chancellor George Osborne has raised the prospect of loosening the UK's political ties with the European Union, saying that the country should focus primarily on having a trading relationship with the bloc.

Britain and France Scramble as Channel Crossing Attempts by Migrants Continue

55 minutes agoNews : NYTimes: News

For a second consecutive night, hundreds of people living in squalid camps in northern France sought to force their way through the Channel Tunnel to reach Britain.

Restructuring hits Compass

Compass Group, the world's biggest catering firm, says operating profit this year and next would be hit by restructuring costs. ||| London - Britain's Compass Group, the world's biggest catering firm, said operating profit this yearShow More Summary

Corporate updates cheer FTSE

Britain's top share index edges higher on Wednesday, with Hikma Pharmaceuticals and Barclays among the best performers. ||| London - Britain's top share index edged higher on Wednesday, boosted by hopes for corporate deal-making and some well-received company updates, with Hikma Pharmaceuticals and Barclays among the best performers. Show More Summary

Man dies in Channel Tunnel as migrant crisis deepens

1 hour agoNews : The Newsroom

By Estelle Shirbon and Dominique Vidalon LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - A Sudanese man died on Wednesday as migrants desperate to enter Britain from France stormed the channel tunnel entrance, prompting governments in both countries to promise to beef up security there. Show More Summary

This Laundry Detergent Ad Aimed At Gays Will Make You Feel Clean And Dirty Simultaneously

2 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

One Million Moms are gonna unleash some Old Testament-level fury when they see this. Britain’s Surf laundry detergent tweeted an ad that shows three sexy shirtless lads about to do some wash above copy that riffs of Sir-Mix-A-Lot’s classic anthem “I Like Big Butts” and reads: I like big loads and I cannot lie #CleanTune. Whether this is the work of […]

Migrants are dying in the Channel Tunnel that connects France and Britain

LONDON (Reuters) - A migrant died trying to cross to Britain from France early on Wednesday, French police said, adding to a number of recent deaths in the Channel Tunnel as British ministers and security chiefs were to meet over the crisis in Calais. Show More Summary

The issues facing Britain: Immigration and NHS down/ Defence-terrorism sharply up

The July Ipsos MORI Issues index sees declines for immigration & NHS but big increase for defence/terrorism — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) July 29, 2015 Ipsos MORI: The differing view of CON & LAB voters on what they seeas most important issues — Mike Smithson (@MSmithsonPB) July 29, 2015 The Ipsos MORI issues index […]

Lone Star Agrees to Buy Quintain of Britain for $1.1 Billion

The British property investment company is developing land near Wembley Stadium in London and plans to build about 5,500 homes there.

British Lord: Sorry I Snorted Coke Off a Hooker

A senior member of Britain's House of Lords has quit Parliament and apologized after a tabloid revealed details of a video that shows him snorting cocaine off a hooker, one of two $300-a-night prostitutes he entertained at his rent-protected London flat. Show More Summary

When horses went to war, circus elephants plowed the fields

c. 1915 An elephant from a Belgian zoo is put to work on a Belgian farm during World War I. Image: Adoc-photos/Corbis In Great Britain, men and horses are at the front, while women — and even elephants — are plowing the ground and making every fertile acre produce. Show More Summary

Forza 6 gets some British Touring Car racers in latest garage update

The latest round of Forza 6 garage updates are out and for me, it's the most exciting one yet. Headlining this weeks additions are two tintop racers from one of Britain's most high-profile series. The British Touring Car Championship is the country's top saloon car series and Forza 6 will see it represented on the Xbox One for the first time with two cars.

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