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UK Tobacco firms object to Labour tax plan

UK Tobacco firms object to Labour tax plan

Sep. 24 | Tobacco firms in the UK label tax proposal as ‘anti-business’ and ‘unjust’. British tobacco firms are up in arms about Labour party’s tax proposal that intends to escalate cessation in order to support NHS spending. Currently,...

Scotland rejects independence from UK

Scotland rejects independence from UK

Sep. 19 | Voters decide against Scotland’s separation from UK. The nail-biting Scottish referendum resulted in the rejection of independence from the UK by voters across 32 councils on September 19, 2014. The votes tilted towards ‘No’ with the...

Mayor Boris Johnson unveils urban cycleways plan for London

Mayor Boris Johnson unveils urban cycleways plan for London

Sep. 3 | As a safety initiative for cyclists, Boris Johnson unveils protected urban cycleways in London. As part of London Mayor Boris Johnson’s decade long £913 million scheme to improve cycling facilities in the city, Europe’s longest urban cycle...

Policies must be ‘family-friendly’: says David Cameron

Policies must be ‘family-friendly’: says David Cameron

Aug. 18 | British Prime Minister David Cameron insists on ‘family-friendly’ policies Under the plans to be outlined by David Cameron today, the Prime Minister will pledge to implementing ‘family-friendly’ policies, since families are often...

Mahatma Gandhi’s statue to be erected opposite British Parliament

Mahatma Gandhi’s statue to be erected opposite British Parliament

Jul. 9 | India’s Mahatma Gandhi will now stand tall opposite the British Houses of Parliament. Once referred to as the ‘half naked fakir’ by Britain’s Winston Churchill, India’s most revered freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi’s...

David Cameron’s religious comments might lead to alienation

David Cameron’s religious comments might lead to alienation

Apr. 21 | The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron is at risk of causing ‘alienation’ in society following his comments that Britain is a ‘Christian country’. This has been stated by a group of public figures. A letter has...

Labour funding to be axed if party loses upcoming election in UK

Labour funding to be axed if party loses upcoming election in UK

Apr. 2 | Unite – the biggest union in the UK – might take back funding for Labour if the party loses the upcoming election. Len McCluskey – the leader of Unite - said that there are chances of defeat in the polls unless Ed Miliband begins producing...

UK government to discuss insurers’ response to floods

UK government to discuss insurers’ response to floods

Feb. 18 | The latest floods in the UK have destroyed or damaged houses of many citizens of the country. Due to the current situation, insurance companies have been called to Downing Street to inform Ministers on what measures they are taking in order to help flood-hit...

Politician Tony Benn seriously ill

Politician Tony Benn seriously ill

Feb. 12 | British Labour Party politician Tony Benn was admitted to the hospital on February 8, 2014, after feeling unwell. The politician has been receiving treatment since then and it has been reported that on February 11, 2014, Benn fought for his life while...

US government announces partial shutdown on October 1, 2013

US government announces partial shutdown on October 1, 2013

Oct. 1 | For the first time in 17 years, the United States government began a partial shutdown on October 1, 2013. The current situation will have many consequences, as it will force up to 1 million people to take unpaid leave, national parks will be closed down...