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Man Cashes In On Cold Caller Pests

PA | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

A man who got annoyed by cold callers interrupting him while he was watching Coronation Street has got his own back by setting up his own premium rate...

Spain 'Bans Exports To Gibraltar'

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK

Spain has been accused of introducing an export ban on construction materials destined for Gibraltar. The government of the British Overseas Territ...

Syria: The Pace Quickens - But Towards What?

Dan Smith OBE | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Politics
Dan Smith OBE

The prospect of military action against the Assad regime by western powers has become increasingly real. Soon it may be all but inevitable. But what kind of action, for what purpose, in the service of what larger strategy? All this remains obscure.

We Need to Know Who's Really in Charge

Rachel Baird | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK Politics
Rachel Baird

One of government minister Vince Cable's first headaches this autumn will be to decide whether to allow the public to find out who really controls 2.5 million companies in the UK. You could be forgiven for thinking that such information is already out there, perhaps on the internet or from Companies House - but you'd be wrong.

My Life: Maxine Hargreaves-Adams, Business Superwoman

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Maxine Hargreaves-Adams is one of those seemingly impossible women - the type you regularly see on power women lists - utterly glamorous, strong as st...

Argentina Envoy Alicia Castro Denies 'Dumb' PM Insult

Posted 21.08.2013 | UK

Argentina's ambassador to the UK has denied insulting David Cameron in a fresh spat between the countries over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands...

First House Price Rise Since 2007

PA | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK

House prices in Northern Ireland have increased for the first time since 2007. Between the start of this year and June, residential property prices...

The Week That Was: The Likeability Factor

Carla Buzasi | Posted 17.10.2013 | UK
Carla Buzasi

David Cameron will be planning more holidays if things carry on like this. While the PM has been out of office for the summer, his popularity ratings have taken an unexpected turn for the better, leaving poor Ed Miliband with egg on his face... quite literally this week. With the housing market on the up, and the entire country enjoying the kind of feel-good factor only a summer of sun and a royal baby can muster up, a survey this week by the ICM and the Guardian showed 40% of the electorate have economic confidence in the government, while only 24% have the same trust in Miliband and Ed Balls.

High Streets: Six Feet Under?

simon baldwin | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK
simon baldwin

The government has given up on English High Streets. Despite all their show, sending Mary Portas out with the defibrillator to breathe life back into our ailing towns and cities, they now have the tape measures out and are dialling the undertakers.

Qatada Family Members Leave UK

PA | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK

The family of radical cleric Abu Qatada has followed him out of the UK, it has been revealed. The Home Office said Qatada's wife and children had f...

Things to Do in Liverpool

Emma Rose Black | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Rose Black

Have you ever been to Liverpool? Well it's the place to go if you're looking for a weekend break that may be that little bit closer to home...So what can you do to let your hair down in this fine northern city?....Well, there's a whole A to Z of things to do...but here are a few of my favourites:

The Government Should Support the Governor of the Bank of England With New Policies to Promote Jobs and Growth

Darren Caplan | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Politics
Darren Caplan

The aviation sector and the airports that the Airport Operators Association represents are important economic players in their own right, but they are also crucial to the economic success of the UK, providing connectivity for UK Plc and enabling job creation and growth.

Is Ask.fm Really to Blame?

Gareth Milner | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Tech
Gareth Milner

If you receive a malicious phone call, would you demand that the phone company be banned? If you receive a malicious or threatening letter, would you demand that the postal service be shut down? The problem in cases like this isn't always the medium which is used, but the horrid and twisted people who carry out these disgusting acts.

National Retail Rescue - A Tonic for Our High Streets?

Darina Kerr | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK
Darina Kerr

Every time a retailer keels over, you wonder momentarily when you last shopped there. And often you can't remember even going into one of their stores, never mind buying something.

A Cyber Health Check for Business

Victoria Woodbine | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK Tech
Victoria Woodbine

The project is a great opportunity for company Boards to understand and manage risks that have the potential to cause major damage to their business. Companies can demonstrate leadership by making cyber a major part of risk management across their whole business.

Rock of Ages

Denis MacShane | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Politics
Denis MacShane

It was the wily old British prime minister, Jim Callaghan, who got Gibraltar right. Discussing the problem with his Spanish opposite number soon after Franco's death, Callgahan said: "You know, you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar."

Rap Artist Recounts The Murder Of His Step-Dad On New Single

Bwoywonder | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bwoywonder

Konan, one half of the popular rap duo, Krept and Konan has poured out his heart on his new single My Story by recounting the fatal night his step-father, Carlton Ned was murdered in their own home.

The Chinese Are Coming - to London SE19?

Wendy Jones | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK
Wendy Jones

The latest twin posters in The Economist's 'Where do you stand?' advertising campaign argue why Chinese investment in Africa is and/or is not a good ...

Bashy Is Back With New Single 'These Are the Songs'.

Bwoywonder | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bwoywonder

Bashy, aka Ashley Thomas from West London, takes us through a nostalgic journey using the popular song titles of monster hits from the UKG and even early Grime music days.

IPCC Probes Police links To Dead Model Linah Keza

PA | Posted 01.08.2013 | UK

A 29-year-old model stabbed to death in an apparent domestic incident had contact with police before she died, it has been revealed. Linah Keza was...

UK and China Not Such Strange Bedfellows in War on Porn

The Conversation UK | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Politics
The Conversation UK

The irony that the UK government is proposing to introduce the exact same internet censorship mechanisms that it has routinely condemned in China has so far received little attention. Part of the reason for this is that many people in the UK tend to have an exaggerated view of what goes on in China to begin with and therefore the comparison seems far-fetched. But is it, really?

Queen's Speech On Brink Of 'WW3'

PA | Posted 01.08.2013 | UK

They might have been the final words ever addressed by Queen Elizabeth II to her nation. With Britain on the brink of annihilation at the hands of ...

British Gas Plans To Give Away Free Power At Weekends

PA | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK

British Gas has said it could offer free electricity on Saturdays in a bid to reduce demand on weekdays. The energy firm has announced plans to tri...

Hague Urges Egypt To Free Morsi

PA | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK

Foreign Secretary William Hague today made a direct appeal to the Egyptian authorities to release ousted president Mohammed Morsi. In a phone call ...

A Warning to Muslims This Ramadan

Rima Amin | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK
Rima Amin

Giving to those less fortunate is an important aspect of Islamic life especially during the holy month of Ramadan. New research hows Muslims give the most to those in need. Such generosity must embraced but also met with awareness of precisely where that money is going.