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Players get chance to press Rio claim

Great Britain hockey boss Bobby Crutchley says fringe players can use the World League Final to boost their 2016 Olympic chances.

Party like it's 1998: UK government bans ripping CDs -- again

2 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In 2014, Britain strode boldly into the late 20th century, finally legalising "private copying" -- ripping CDs, taping LPs, recording TV shows, backing up your ebooks and games -- but now it's thought better of the move. (more…)

Immigration to Britain is a London thing

The immigration figures for the UK were released on Thursday, showing that net migration hit 336,000 in the 12 months to September 2015. That's a record level. But there's another interesting release that always gets less attention —...Show More Summary

The terror of the tampon tax

Following the Autumn Statement on Wednesday, women all over Britain have been in uproar. Why? Because George Osborne has decided to direct the £15 million pounds the treasury receives from the tampon tax into women’s charities and services. As an article in The Guardian says here: Women will now fund services that protect them from violence […]

THE SUPER-ELEPHANT: Inside Barclays' disastrous 'deal of the century' which cost it £72 million

Barclays on Thursday got hit with a £72 million ($109 million) fine from Britain's banking watchdog, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), for failing to make sure a huge deal back in 2011 wasn't being used to fund criminal activity...Show More Summary

Britain's Got Behaviour

It is relatively obvious, I'd have thought, that talent shows and reality television rest on a format that has been found (or at least felt) across a range of economic institutions over the past 30 years. The critical event in...

The Fiver: A Brief Guide to the Five Major Saint Feast Days Celebrated in the UK

Since the spread of Christianity to the British Isles and the incorporation of many Pagan holidays into the Greco Roman calendar, many holidays in Britain have been associated with a number of saints and important moments in the Church’s...Show More Summary

Britain Cannot “Outsource” War on Islamic State: Cameron

Britain's prime minister makes his case for airstrikes against the fanatical Islamist group in Syria.

Britain joins sovereign wealth party too late

Creating a 1 billion pound sovereign wealth fund to encourage shale gas drilling in the UK could fail on two fronts. It won’t sway opponents of fracking in the UK countryside, and a financial windfall is unlikely given a global gas glut and unattractive shale economics.

UK 'should join' Syria air strikes

PM David Cameron says Britain shouldn't 'sub-contract' its security to allies.

"The Redcoats Are Coming!" Britain Moves Closer To Launching Anti-ISIS Airstrikes In Syria

Now that France has officially joined the party in Syria in an effort to avenge the 130 people who lost their lives in Islamic State’s brazen assault on Paris, the odds of World War III have increased exponentially. Sure, The Kremlin...Show More Summary

UK to Fast-Track Snooping Bill as Ex-MI6 Chief Warns of Terror Risk

On the day UK Prime Minister David Cameron outlined to parliament the case for joining the US and others in bombing ISIL in Syria, the ex-chief of Britain's intelligence arm MI6 has warned that surveillance powers remain crucial as the terror threat rises.

Kyle Edmund and James Ward join Andy and Jamie Murray in Davis Cup final line-up with Dominic Inglot missing out

Andy Murray, Jamie Murray, Kyle Edmund and James Ward will carry Great Britain's hopes of delivering Davis Cup glory in the coming days following the draw announcement in Belgium.

Britain sets 2018 deadline for claims in country's costliest bank scandal

By Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) - Britons who were missold loan insurance, in what turned out to be the country's costliest consumer finance scandal, will have until 2018 to claim compensation under regulatory plans intended to draw a line under the issue. Show More Summary

British prisons are going to make it harder for inmates to access the internet and make mobile calls

Britain's prisons are going to further enhance the mobile phone blocking technology they use in order to prevent criminals from accessing the internet and having unauthorised conversations. The new measures — announced by ChancellorShow More Summary

UK to Step Up Cooperation With Russia, Iran in Anti-ISIL Fight – Cameron

Britain will step up its diplomatic efforts on Syria crisis settlement and cooperation with Russia and Iran to combat Islamic State militants more effectively, UK Prime Minister David Cameron said Thursday.

Great Britain continue preparations for Davis Cup final... as Judy Murray shrugs off security scare to fly family out to Belgium

Andy Murray-led Great Britain are aiming to win the Davis Cup for the first time since 1936, as they take on Belgium. Kyle Edmund and James Ward are both in contention for the second singles place

Insights in mycotoxin situation UK and Ireland

A survey, covering 66 samples from all over Great Britain and Ireland, gives an insight in the mycotoxin prevalence in these areas. More than 460 analyzes were conducted to test for the occurrence of the seven mycotoxins most frequently found in agricultural commodities intended for animal production.

The perils of planning on the basis of economic forecasts

THE joke is not new but it is a good one. How do we know that economists have a sense of humour? They put decimal points in their forecasts. Yesterday, Britain's Office for Budget Responsibility published its analysis of the government's spending package. Show More Summary

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