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RAF Northolt Could be Sold

RAF Northolt Could be Sold

/ January 30, 2012 8:42 am

One of the most celebrated armed forces airfields may be sold off to private investors as part of plans Ministry of Defence (MoD) chiefs are considering to help boost budget shortfalls. RAF Northolt, the oldest operational base of the Air […]

Britons head to UK beaches on Boxing Day

Britons head to UK beaches on Boxing Day

/ December 27, 2011 4:35 pm

Thousands of Brits headed to the UK’s beaches on Boxing Day for what was the balmiest 26 December for 28 years. Around the country, temperatures were at least around the teens. Fyvie Castle in Scotland reached 15.5C back in 1983 […]

Strike Law Revision is a Last Resort

Strike Law Revision is a Last Resort

/ November 28, 2011 11:59 pm

The government has stopped threatening to revise strike laws in its conflict with labor unions over pension reforms among public sector workers. Francis Maude (the Cabinet Office Minister) stated that existing laws might work well, stressing that law changes will be […]

Government Tram Papers Blacked Out

Government Tram Papers Blacked Out

/ November 25, 2011 9:52 pm

The government of Scotland has been accused of blacking out high profile documents about the Edinburgh trams project after pages of files were released in response to a freedom of information inquest. The government agency was requested information from the Labour […]

Wills’ Tour of Duty to Boost Tourism

Wills’ Tour of Duty to Boost Tourism

/ November 25, 2011 11:56 am

The Falkland Islands are anticipating a tourism boost after news that Prince William is to embark on a six-week-long tour of duty there next year emerged. William, currently an RAF Search and Rescue pilot, will arrive in February, and is one […]

UK Confident in Olympics Security

UK Confident in Olympics Security

/ November 15, 2011 9:51 am

The Home Office says that it’s completely confident in the security plans drawn up for the Olympics last year. This follows the US expressing some concerns about it, and it’s been reported that the country wants to send as many […]

Dale Farm Travellers Lose Eviction Bid

Dale Farm Travellers Lose Eviction Bid

/ September 1, 2011 8:37 am

The last legal bid by Travellers to prevent being evicted from Dale Farm, near Baildon, has failed. There are more than 240 residents in the area, and Basildon Council is planning to remove their homes after a 10-year planning row. […]

2nd Man Dies after Taser Arrest

2nd Man Dies after Taser Arrest

/ August 25, 2011 10:23 am

The restraint tactics used by police are under close examination following a third person dying after a Taser or pepper spray was applied by officers. According to Amnesty International, a non-governmental organisation, the number of people who have died in […]

Teen Charged for London Riot Murder

Teen Charged for London Riot Murder

/ August 17, 2011 9:11 am

Police have charged a 16-year-old with killing a pensioner during the London riots last week. The teenage boy, who remains anonymous for legal reasons, was escorted to Croydon Magistrates Court this week. His mother joined him after being charged with […]

Shell Slammed for North Sea Oil Spill

Shell Slammed for North Sea Oil Spill

/ August 16, 2011 8:13 am

Royal Dutch Shell has had an oil spill in the North Sea off the coast of Scotland, which the government is calling the most substantial in over ten years. It’s believed by officials that 1,300 barrels have spilled into the […]

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