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Op-Ed: UK government pushes on with redistribution of wealth — upwards

London - UK finance minister George Osborne unveiled his first post–election Budget this week following victory in May's General Election, and there were some nasty surprises for the young and low to middle income earners.

UK government to sell 2008 crisis bank at a loss

London - The Royal Bank of Scotland, bailed out by the UK government in 2008, will be sold by Chancellor George Osborne at a loss, costing taxpayers billions of pounds.

UK Election: UKIP candidate makes 'Kidnap Obama' outburst

Hendon - Just 24 hours after the UK general election officially started, UKIP — the UK Independence Party — again found itself the centre of media focus for all the wrong reasons as one of its candidates called on Israel to “kidnap” President Obama.

UK: Security alert as jogger runs into Prime Minister Cameron

Leeds - Questions are being asked concerning security protecting UK Prime Minister David Cameron after a jogger out running in Leeds, West Yorkshire collided with the Prime Minister as the latter was leaving an engagement at Leeds Civic Hall.

Mother of undercover policeman's child gets £425,000 award

London - A UK police force will pay compensation of £425,000 ($682,000) to a woman impregnated by an undercover police officer and who subsequently gave birth.

Photo Essay: Kingston-upon-Hull celebrates City of Culture 2017 Special

Kingston Upon Hull - My hometown, or rather city, Kingston-upon-Hull on the north bank of the River Humber, in the county of Yorkshire, is in the news Wednesday and for once it is for the right reasons, as it is named UK City of Culture for 2017.

UK doctors and nurses passing on flu vaccinations

Less than half of the doctors and nurses that work in the health care field in the UK were vaccinated last year. The Public Health of England released the figures this week and were very disappointed with the findings.

Avalanche in Scottish mountains claims lives of four climbers

In one of the worst ever tragedies in the Scottish mountains, four mountaineers died and one was seriously injured when a party of six climbers fell victim to an avalanche at Bidean Nam Bian in Glencoe in Scotland.
 

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Like British theoretical physicist and cosmologist, Stephen Hawking (left), Tony Nicklinson can only communicate via a computer that interprets blinking.
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