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Denigrated and Vilified By Their Own Government, British Police Brace Themselves Post-Paris

Chris Hobbs | Posted 16.11.2016 | UK Politics
Chris Hobbs

In London the simple fact is that the armed police 'jam' does not cover the slice of bread that is one of the world's major cities and does not even begin to lightly smear much of the loaf that is the UK. Meanwhile, the increase announced by the government in the numbers of MI5, MI6 and GCHQ officers together with increased funding is a bittersweet pill for struggling police officers on the front line to swallow...

Tea: A Very British Beverage

Amy Licence | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Amy Licence

This is a lovely little full teacup of a book; light and refreshing yet full of body, a fresh new blend of narrative and anecdote. Paul Chrystal's new book "Tea: A Very British Beverage" offers a satisfying look at the history and cultural impact of tea, ranging from the legends of its discovery...

Was "The White Queen" Actually "The Wrong Queen?"

Amy Licence | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK
Amy Licence

With the screening of the BBC's White Queen drama series only weeks away, many questions about the life of Elizabeth Wydeville remain unanswered. None more so than that of her marriage.

Mo Farah Detained By Customs In 'US Terror Bungle'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.12.2012 | UK

Olympic star Mo Farah has revealed how he was detained by US customs officials who suspected he was a terrorist, saying that despite his international...

PICTURED: The Baby Boy Smuggled Through An Airport Security Scanner

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.07.2012 | UK

Scan: The image clearly shows the baby hidden within the luggage An Egyptian couple have been detained after attempting to smuggle their baby thro...

Christmas Shoppers Warned As Fake Uggs And iPhones 'Flood Into UK'

PA | Posted 05.02.2012 | UK

Christmas shoppers looking for a bargain should be wary of counterfeit goods which flood the market in the run-up to the festive season, the UK Border...

Tax Chief Apologises For Poor Performance Following MPs Report By MPs

Press Association | Press Association | Posted 29.09.2011 | UK

Tax chiefs have apologised to customers for poor performance and huge delays following a damning report by MPs. Mike Clasper, chairman of HM Revenu...

MPs Warn Of 'Unrest' Inside HMRC

Press Association | Press Association | Posted 28.09.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Considerable dissatisfaction exists among the public and tax professionals with the service provided by Her Majesty's Revenue and...