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UK to allow driverless cars on public roads early next year

The UK government recently announced that starting next year, in January, driverless cars will be allowed on public roads.

SFO to investigate forex price rigging

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office is planning to address allegations of fraudulent practices in the foreign exchange market by opening a criminal investigation.

Metal music in a box at London's 'Sculpture in the City' (Video)

London - Sculpture in the City is currently on in London, with some cutting edge contemporary works from leading artists popping up around town. One such installation involves a death metal band playing in an airtight, soundproofed box until the air runs out.

Op-Ed: U.K. doctors join divestment campaign: Will it hurt fossil fuels?

According to Business Green, the British Medical Association, citing the many health risks associated with climate change has made the decision to commit to divesting from fossil fuels, making them the first national medical group to do so.

UK police urge the use of 'SmartWater' to track protesters

London - Commissioners of the London police are urging the Met area officials to put dye into their water cannons. This would mark the clothes of protesters and allow them to more easily track offenders.

Unlucky for some: UK 'most-wanted' nabbed by Spain's police

Marbella - In the latest sting, part of a joint campaign between UK and Spanish authorities dubbed #unlucky13 (which is also part of Operation Captura), one of the UK's most-wanted has been taken into custody and will be extradited back home in the near future.

UK's smallest town gets boost through unusual events (Videos)

Llanwrtyd Wells - Llanwrtyd Wells used to be a popular vacation spot in Victorian times, with restorative spas and charming pony treks on offer. Things changed, and the town had to think up some more inventive ways to attract visitors, like the Horse vs. Man marathon.

Forced marriage law enaction rouses debate in the UK

Forced marriage has long been talked about as a major issue in the modern U.K. A new law settles the issue as it bans forced marriages completely.

Teletubbies returning to television

Time for Teletubbies! After more than ten years of reruns, the UK-based children’s program is to have a second life thanks to a Canadian production company.

8-year-old girl is the first to beat brain cancer

An inspiring story of survival is the buzz across the medical field: A small girl by the name of Claudia Burkill has managed to overcome a malignant brain tumor.

Study: Recession caused more than 10,000 suicides

A study taking in data from all over the developed world says that the economic recession may have led to more than 10,000 people taking their own lives across more than 24 countries.

UK Court of Appeal limits secret terrorism trial

The secret trial for two men accused of supporting terrorism will continue with some restrictions. Judges ruled that parts of the trial would be left secret but other parts would be made public.

Lego requests removal of UK government pictures

UK legislators have a vested interest in shooting down Scottish independence. However when they posted reasons to stay in the union alongside Lego figures the government was sanctioned by authorities at Lego themselves.

Study: Air pollution tied to irregular heartbeat

A UK study and other research studies have pointed out that arrhythmia (irregular heart beat) can be caused or aggravated by air pollution. Surprisingly the study did not find an increased risk of heart attacks within similar subjects.

Prime Minister Cameron's home 'fracked' by Greenpeace

British Prime Minister David Cameron had his home "fracked" yesterday as Greenpeace protested future legislation which permits companies to explore for shale gas under private property without permission.

UK will soon run out of energy

London - Western Europe could run out of oil, gas, and coal in the next couple of decades according to an EU Report. Some are using this report to increase pressure to build renewable resources, while other top government leaders expressed doubts.

Cameron optimistic on EU referendum

London - British Prime Minister David Cameron has said he is confident a referendum on the UK's membership in the EU can be conducted in 2017.

Stair lifts enhance the independence of the elderly

It can be a difficult situation. You have a two-storey home and an elderly relative is coming to live with you. What can you do to make their life easier and keep them feeling happy and independent?

Speculation emerges in UK election debates

London - A spokesperson for British Prime Minister David Cameron has said nothing has been ruled out when it comes to 2015 general election debates.

Giant bird on the loose in the English countryside

Stevenage - A retired geography teacher was out cycling in the English countryside and could hardly believe his eyes when he saw a huge bird, approximately the size of an ostrich, strolling in a rape field.

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.

Conservative 'beer and bingo advert' draws ire of Labour and Libs

A Conservative advert which highlights changes to the Budget's beer and bingo taxes is being criticised by Liberal Dems and Labour. Both groups are calling the advert “patronising.”

Aborted babies used as heating source in United Kingdom

Thousands of aborted and miscarried babies were incinerated and used to heat at least two hospitals in the United Kingdom according to an investigation.

North East UK to find religion in shipping containers this Easter

Twelve shipping containers have been located across Northumberland, Tyneside & Wearside and Middlesbrough for Easter 2014. They will be transformed into religious works of art to reflect the sufferings of Christ, in traditional stations of the cross

Morrisons kicks-off price war with £1bn in supermarket price cuts

A price war started by Morrisons has dealt a £1.3 billion blow to the value of listed supermarkets. Shares in Morrisons company stock dipped 8pc after the company, which has been enduring hardship, disclosed its intention to slash prices.

Op-Ed: Burroughs wood, memorial to British victims of Bali bombings Special

The Bali bombings of October 2002 killed more than 200 people. In November 2003, a memorial stone and area of woodland in Leicestershire were dedicated to British victims of the bombing campaign. Winter 2013 images of the wood show its tranquility.

Elderly care facing a catastrophe in U.K. due to funding cuts

Nearly 800,000 of Britain's elderly population 65 and over are not receiving any help in the areas of vital home help or help with the daily tasks of living. This statistic was reported by Age UK in their annual assessment of the state of social care.

Cameron aide on child pornography arrested on child porn charges

London - A senior aide to British Prime Minister David Cameron who helped draft the Conservative government's policy on child pornography has been arrested on child pornography charges.

Review: Paolo Nutini back with new single 'Iron Sky' Special

Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini is back with his newest single "Iron Sky." This marks five years since the release of his previous album "Sunny Side Up."

Aurora borealis lights up parts of UK

The Northern Lights have given a spectacular light show display in various parts of the UK tonight. The lights are generally only visible in the north but onlookers have seen them as far south as Gloucestershire, South Wales and Norfolk.
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Cooling towers at Marnham Power Station
Cooling towers at Marnham Power Station
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Unusual events held at Llanwrtyd Wells  UK.
Unusual events held at Llanwrtyd Wells, UK.
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Ecuador s Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño meeting with Julian Assange at the embassy in London  Jun...
Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño meeting with Julian Assange at the embassy in London, June 17, 2013.
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Ginger Pride march in Edinburgh  Scotland on August 10  2013.
Ginger Pride march in Edinburgh, Scotland on August 10, 2013.
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Winter sunrise in Leicester  UK
Winter sunrise in Leicester, UK
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Russell Brand
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On February 7  British and British and Polish supporters rallied in front of the Polish Embassy in c...
On February 7, British and British and Polish supporters rallied in front of the Polish Embassy in central London against the sale of prime Polish farmland to foreign multinationals for possible cultivation of GMO crops.
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The elite CO19 or Central Operations 19 (formally known as SO19 or Special Operations 19)  is an eli...
The elite CO19 or Central Operations 19 (formally known as SO19 or Special Operations 19), is an elite tactical team within London's Metropolitan Police Service. CO19 operatives are seen here undergo counter-terrorism exercises involving a hijacked commercial airliner.
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Trouble in Birmingham
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Metropolitan Police officers on patrol in London's Trafalgar Square.
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War memorial in Staffordshire, UK
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Judge Constance Briscoe leaves Southwark Crown Court in London January 31  2014. The jury for Brisco...
Judge Constance Briscoe leaves Southwark Crown Court in London January 31, 2014. The jury for Briscoe's trial was discharged after failing to decide if she perverted the course of justice in relation with the speeding case of former Energy Secretary Chris Huhne
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UK authorities have many programs to aid vaccination in Africa. If approved a vaccine for malaria co...
UK authorities have many programs to aid vaccination in Africa. If approved a vaccine for malaria could be the newest addition to their programs.
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Ginger Pride march in Edinburgh  Scotland on August 10  2013.
Ginger Pride march in Edinburgh, Scotland on August 10, 2013.
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Shoppers on regent Street in London
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Hundreds of miles of bunting were sold in the run-up to Her Majesty s Diamond Jubilee
Hundreds of miles of bunting were sold in the run-up to Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee
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Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital complex
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