Archive for category: UK News

Arrests Made in London Riots

Arrests Made in London Riots

/ August 8, 2011 8:38 am

More than 40 people were arrested in Tottenham this weekend after serious rioting, during which petrol bombs attacked police and several stores were set on fire after being looted. A carpet shop was set alight, windows were smashed in a […]

House of Commons Could Debate Capital Punishment

House of Commons Could Debate Capital Punishment

/ August 5, 2011 8:44 am

The public is now allowed to set up internet petitions for any subject on a government website, and the House of Commons has to debate any issues that get over 100,000 backers. Right-wing campaigners could force MPs into debating if […]

50,000 Support Bombardier Petition

50,000 Support Bombardier Petition

/ July 20, 2011 9:09 am

In order to reverse the previously made decision to award a £1.4 billion train contract to German manufacturer Siemens, over 50,000 people have shown their disappointment through a petition. This comes as many people urge the government to change its […]

EuroMillions Jackpot Grows to the Biggest UK Prize Ever

EuroMillions Jackpot Grows to the Biggest UK Prize Ever

/ July 14, 2011 10:53 am

Currently the EuroMillions jackpot has grown to an amazing £166 million. This means that if one person was to win the jackpot, then they would become the 418th richest person in the whole country. Due to the size of this […]

British Soldier Found Dead after Disappearance from Afghanistan Base

British Soldier Found Dead after Disappearance from Afghanistan Base

/ July 5, 2011 9:14 am

The Ministry of Defence has confirmed that a British soldier, who had disappeared, has been found dead. The soldier is said to have left the central Helmand base, in southern Afghanistan, during the early hours of Monday but never returned. […]

Prince Charles Gets 18% More from Taxpayers

Prince Charles Gets 18% More from Taxpayers

/ June 29, 2011 9:41 am

According to annual figures released this week, the funding that is given to Prince Charles from UK taxpayers rose by nearly 18% last year. Government Departments and grants-in-aid rose from £1.66 million to £1.96 million. How does this work? Government […]

Cameron says Runaway Fathers Should be Shamed

Cameron says Runaway Fathers Should be Shamed

/ June 20, 2011 9:13 am

British Prime Minister David Cameron launched a Father’s Day attack on the fathers who have abandoned their families in an article for The Sunday Telegraph, marking the special celebratory day. In the article, he calls for the runaway fathers to […]

UK Juror Jailed for Chat with Defendant on Facebook

UK Juror Jailed for Chat with Defendant on Facebook

/ June 17, 2011 8:58 am

The first juror in the UK has been jailed for contempt of court after using the internet, actions which led to a multimillion pound drug case having to go to retrial. The juror, 40-year-old Joanne Fraill, admitted to using Facebook […]

London’s Landmark Marconi House in Major Blaze

London’s Landmark Marconi House in Major Blaze

/ June 15, 2011 9:06 am

The Marconi House, which is a landmark building positioned at the junction of Aldwych and The Strand in central London, caught fire on Tuesday around 11:06am. The landmark is a 10-storey building and is being converted to contain 86 upmarket […]

20-year-old in Birmingham Admits to Raping a Young Toddler

20-year-old in Birmingham Admits to Raping a Young Toddler

/ June 8, 2011 10:23 am

Some very distributing reports have just recently surfaced. Apparently a 20-year-old nursery worker, on Tuesday, admitted that he had raped a toddler in his care. He also came clean and admitted to the other offenses he had been accused of. […]

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