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UK tourism sector third in customer satisfaction index

The tourism sector in the UK is outperforming other industries in terms of customer satisfaction and experience, according to the latest UK Customer Satisfaction Index (UKCSI).

Krispy Kreme creates box of 2,400 donuts

Krispy Kreme in the United Kingdom has created the Double Hundred Dozen, which is a very large box containing more than 2,000 donuts.

Thousands of U.K. households at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning

As winter approaches, U.K. households and businesses that use liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for heating are advised to arrange inspections for their gas appliances.

BBC: Scotland votes NO to independence

Scotland will say NO to independence, preserving the 307-year-union with England to form the four-country United Kingdom. BBC predicts a 55-45 win for the campaign committed to keeping Scotland part of the UK.

Op-Ed: Will Wales, England and North Ireland vote on keeping Scotland?

Glasgow - Oh for those living with the constant news coverage _ even across the pond, if that were only true. Separatist attempts have become the plague of the day from Canada to the Ukraine.

Op-Ed: When looking realistically, Scottish independence not a good idea

Glasgow - Could the United Kingdom not be so united any longer? For years Scotland has mulled trying to seek independence from the rest of Great Britain, and now it may actually happen...but should it? Realistically, it's tough to leave the Queen.

Injured teen cyclist allowed home after year in hospital Special

In July 2013, 15-year-old Ryan Smith sustained a serious brain injury after colliding with a van whilst cycling. After spending over a year in hospital, he was allowed to return home earlier this week.

UK ecommerce figures soar

From supermarkets and department stores, to small marketplaces and gardening centres, over the past five years, the entire online retail sector has seen significant growth, and has doubled its share of the retail market.

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.”
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Home health aides provide routine health care, such as bathing, dressing or grooming, to elderly, convalescent or disabled persons in the home of patients or in a residential care facility.
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Remaining criminals on the loose in Operation Captura, a joint initiative between Spain and the UK to catch Britain's most-wanted.
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The Houses of Parliament, London, UK
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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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Buckingham Palace in London, England
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Colin Farmer, a blind, two-time stroke victim was tasered and handcuffed by police.
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The UK will attempt the Land Speed Record in South Africa in the Bloodhound SSC.
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Hundreds of miles of bunting were sold in the run-up to Her Majesty's Diamond Jubilee
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Leicester winter park scene
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The Teletubbies, set to return to the small screen, Netflix, and Youtube.
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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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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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Britain's Prince Charles speaks with members of the local community in the village of Stoke St Gregory on the Somerset Levels in south west England February 4, 2014. The prince visited flood-hit communities in the south west of England
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A mysterious letter box has appeared in an unusual position on the bridge in Sonning-on-Thames, Berkshire.
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