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Gordon Brown steps down as MP

Former prime minister Gordon Brown will stand down as an MP at the next general elections. Gordon Brown, former UK prime minister, will reportedly be retiring from politics and will step down as an MP at the next general elections in May 2015.The British Labour Party politician held office from...

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British forces hand Camp Bastion over to Afghan security forces, end 13-year military operations in Afghanistan. The UK ended its military operations in Afghanistan by handing over its remaining base, Camp Bastion at Helmland, to the Afghan security forces in a ceremony on October 26, 2014. Following the 9/11 attacks...

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, the average tax paid per cigarette packet is at 86 percent. Imperial Tobacco, one of the...

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 weight of additional 383,937 people who decided against the separation. The poll saw...

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 routes were unveiled in London on September 3, 2014. The ‘Crossrail for cyclists’...

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 overlooked by reforms. According to new government figures, Britain has half a million ‘troubled families’, costing the...

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 statue will soon be erected opposite UK’s Houses of Parliament. Gandhi’s statue will join other leaders like...