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Cannabis really does cause paranoia, study finds

A new study conducted in association with The University of Oxford and King’s College London has found a definitive link between cannabis use and feelings of paranoia in vulnerable individuals.

UK website launched for May film Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return

The Royal Blog of Oz, the "Wizard of Oz"/L. Frank Baum blog of Dorothy and Ozma Productions, owned by Jared Davis and others in the Oz community recently reported that the United Kingdom website for Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return has launched.

British PM David Cameron gives Iranian president a call

British Prime Minister David Cameron held a phone conversation with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani today, the first of it's kind in over 10 years between both nations.

Food-fight ensues over creation of 'Duffin' in Great Britain

London - Bea's of Bloomsbury, a London cafe known for its afternoon tea-time, has been making a rather unusual doughnut-muffin treat called a "Duffin" since 2011. Last week Starbucks began selling the same pastry, claiming it as their own. Result? A food fight.

Europe casts a wary eye on U.S. debt crisis

The implications are grave for the global economy if the U.S. budget crisis is allowed to end in a default on October 17, while Europe's shaky economic recovery would fall victim before it even had a chance to rebound.

ListenApp launches news application in UK

The popular news application, ListenApp, has been launched in the UK. The news application allows people to catch up with the headlines with a daily audio and text summary.

Mixed responses to Margaret Thatcher's death

Following the news of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's death, there has been an outpouring of both support and criticism highlighting the Iron Lady's controversial legacy.

Britain now has seven social classes

London - A new study carried out by the BBC shows that Britain now has seven social classes. Whereas just last century there was just three classes, upper, middle and working class the latest survey has shown that this figure has increased to seven.

Engineers reveal developments in 'bomb proof' train construction

Newcastle - Researchers in the UK and Europe who have recently completed a project aimed at creating a "bomb proof" rail car are preparing to present their findings to the rail industry.

Helicopter crashes in London, two confirmed dead

London - A helicopter has crashed into a crane near Vauxhall Underground and Main Line Stations in South London; two people are confirmed dead.

UK: Secret papers show extent of senior royals' veto over bills

The appointment of a UK Information Commissioner, and introduction of the Freedom of Information Act, have resulted in many 'secrets' being made public. The latest revelations relate to Prince Charles and the Queen, with regard to the royal veto.

Piers Morgan says he'll 'seriously consider deporting myself'

Piers Morgan's comments about gun laws led to a petition drive to have the CNN anchor deported, but Morgan says he will save the government time by deporting himself if gun laws don't change.

Landslides warning in sodden Britain

It's traditional in the UK to go out for a walk on Boxing Day to try and help with the digestion of all that Christmas food. However, walkers have been warned to take special care this year.

Fracking given the green light by UK government

The controversial hydraulic fracturing process has been approved in the U.K. following an earlier suspension of drilling. As a result, the process, often referred to as 'fracking', will resume.

Study: Adults spend £20,000 on Christmas over 50-year period

London - A new British study found that the average adult spends £20,000 ($32,259) during the course of a 50-year period, usually their working life, on Christmas. This amount is roughly one year's salary for the average worker.

EcoBot-III turns human waste into electricity

Bristol - In a collaborative effort between Wessex Water and Bristol Robotics Laboratory, scientists in Great Britain have developed a robot capable of transforming human waste into usable energy.

Corona Beach Volleyball, perfect time killer for Corona drinkers

The makers of the beer brand Corona released an app called "Corona Beach Volleyball" which activates when the user's iPhone or iPad detects a bottle of Corona on the table.

UK residents brace for more rain from worst storm in 30 years

Parts of southern England and Wales are being battered by what officials are calling "the most intense September storm for 30 years", displacing hundreds of residents as more then 300 homes are evacuated.

Is the US Dollar at risk?

Is it now a good time to start dumping the US dollar? Although it's the primary dollar security, it may be wise to reserve other currencies.

Is King Richard III buried under a British parking lot?

Leicester - A search is underway to find the final resting place of King Richard III. It is newly speculated the 15th century King is buried under a parking lot located in Leicester, England.

UK targets overseas expansion for state-funded hospitals

The British health care system may soon be available in foreign countries with the setting up of a body called Healthcare U.K. to help hospitals organize overseas branches.

Op-Ed: Two British YouTube wonders successfully taking over Hollywood

England's youngest entertainers find success in the United States, and on the way to being Hollywood's favorite little girls.

Tens of thousands to strike today over UK pension cuts & changes

London - Around 400,000 public sector workers in the United Kingdom will be joining a 24-hour strike over proposed changes to pensions.

Argentinian Olympics ad annoys Britain

An advert showing Argentinian hockey captain, Fernando Zylberberg running through quiet, early morning streets, doing exercises against a wooden bench and running his hands through sand on a beach was aired on May 2.

UK — Big Brother is watching you and guess who will pay?

Britain already has the most CCTV cameras in the world but now Big Brother will be watching your email, text messages and even Facebook messages. All at a cost of approximately $1 billion to the taxpayer.

Op-Ed: America — The real Lord of War

No other nation offers a remote threat to America’s global military dominance, yet the nation spends nearly as much as the rest of the world combined on defense. The U.S. is in an arms race, but against whom?

Private plane crashes into English Channel

An elderly British husband and wife flying a small private plane crashed their aircraft into the English Channel at around 3:30 pm Saturday just off the coast of Alderney. The woman's husband is still missing.

Man charged with mooning Britain's Queen Elizabeth II

A 22-year-old man in Queensland, Australia has been charged with exposing his buttocks as the Queen's motorcade passed by him.

Who will rule Britain? It’s crunch time

It’s crunch time in the battle to decide who rules Britain, after last week’s general election led to a hung parliament.

Car bomb explodes outside of UK's MI5 headquarters in N. Ireland

Belfast - Near Great Britain's MI5 headquarters in Northern Ireland, a car bomb exploded at the rear of the palace barracks. There have been no immediate reports of casualties.
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