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Protest: Disability rights groups target Atos in London (updated)

London - Over 400 protesters from Disabled People Against the Cuts and U.K. Uncut protested on Friday outside Paralympic sponsor Atos' headquarters and the Department for Work and Pensions in London.

Is London's 'Big Ben' tower to be re-named Elizabeth tower?

London - A majority of British parliamentarians are in favor of naming the tower which houses the famous 'Big Ben' bell at the Palace of Westminster the 'Elizabeth' tower in honor of the British monarch.

Rally to save the NHS in UK gets massive Twitter response

Thousands of NHS workers and patients marched through London and held a rally in Westminster tonight, protesting against the UK Government's Health Reform Bill. The message was "Save Our NHS". Many thousands more, who could not attend, chose to tweet!

Unemployment falls in Scotland on a day of mixed employment news

Edinburgh - In news welcomed by the Scottish Government the rate of unemployment in Scotland has dropped for the seventh consecutive time but the news for the Scottish job market is mixed.

UK government won't block Scottish referendum on independence

Edinburgh - Following the overall majority win of the Scottish National Party (SNP) in Scotland the UK government at Westminster says it will not move to block a Scottish referendum on independence.

Kate’s wedding dress and ours: What happens to the dress?

The anticipation is over, and we have all seen Catherine Middleton’s wedding dress, as she stepped out of a motor car, then walked up the aisle to marry her Prince; but what happens to her wedding dress and how does it compare with most women?

Thousands camping on eve of Royal Wedding Special

Thousands of people are arriving and setting up their camping tents around the streets of Westminster Abbey on the night before the Royal Wedding celebrations.

Psychologist speaks on New Westminster multicultural project Special

New Westminster - The city of New Westminster in British Columbia is one of the most multicultural places in the province. Under the leadership of Wayne Wright, its dynamic and progressive mayor, many programs have been put in place to welcome new immigrants.

Black History Month event at Canada's Douglas College Special

New Westminster - Black History Month started as Negro History Week in the United States. Each year the month of February is dedicated to the teaching and learning of the achievements of black people in the United States and elsewhere, thanks to people like Carter Woodson.

New York City hotel transformed for 1,000 canine guests

New York - The Hotel Pennsylvania directly across the street from Madison Square Garden will serve as host for owners and dogs in the Westminster Kennel Club dog show starting Monday.

New Westminster: Fundraiser for African Gogos

New Westminster - The New Westminster (Royal City) Gogos are having a fundraiser December 4-5 at the River Market to raise money to help grandmothers in Africa.

New Westminster, British Columbia models

New Westminster - The city of New Westminster, the first capital of British Columbia, is known as a Mecca for the fashion and modelling industry as Donald McKillican recently reminded in an interesting article in a local blog.

Election projection: UK poll results will be beamed onto Big Ben

London - The BBC has announced that it will, for the first time ever, project the results of this week’s general election in the UK onto St Stephen’s Tower at the Houses of Parliament.

Scotland Yard charges man with terror-related offences

Scotland Yard have confirmed that a 30 year old man has been charged with terror- related offences. The man is said to be from Newcastle Upon Tyne.

5,000 Motorcycle Riders Protest Against New Parking Fee Special

Around five thousand motorbike and scooter riders gathered in London’s Westminster city hall yesterday in protest to the new law charging two-wheelers a parking fee.

Annual Westminster dog show awards oldest dog with 'best in show'

The Super Bowl of the canine world has come and gone after two nights of showcasing the winning breeds in their respective groups. After almost dying, the winner of "Best in Show" turned out to be not only rare but the oldest to take home the award.
 

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