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10 Downing Street employs new cat to catch mice


February 16th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 16 (IANS) The British prime minister's official residence, 10 Downing Street, has recruited its latest pet - a "rat-catching" cat.The cat - named Larry from the Battersea Dogs and Cats ... Read more...

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New book reveals how Ministers out for revenge turned against Gordon Brown


November 20th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 20(ANI): Britain's Shadow Deputy Prime Minister Harriet Harman had played a pivotal role in an attempted coup against former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, a new book has revealed.According to ... Read more...

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David Miliband accuses Gordon Brown of lacking “moral seriousness” as PM


July 10th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 10 (ANI): The Labour leadership candidate David Miliband has made his most outspoken attack on former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, saying he lacked the "moral seriousness" he had ... Read more...

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Mukherjee leaving for Busan tonight to attend G-20 Finance Ministers meet


June 2nd, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, June 2 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will be leaving for South Korea tonight to attend the G-20 Finance Ministers Meeting to be held in Busan on June ... Read more...

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Cameron gets closer to 10 Downing Street (Second Lead)


May 10th, 2010 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 10 (IANS) Tory leader David Cameron was tantalisingly close to getting the keys to 10 Downing Street Monday after his party inched closer to a deal with the Liberal Democrats ... Read more...

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Hung parliament ahead, British politicians hunt for numbers (Lead)


May 10th, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 10 (IANS) As Britons wondered about who would be the next resident of 10 Downing Street, Conservatives, who emerged as the largest party in the British election, edged closer ... Read more...

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Labour Party’s support declines to lowest level in last six months


April 25th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 25 (ANI): The ruling Labour Party's support is declining to the lowest level in Britain in last six months, giving a fresh blow to the party's election campaign, according ... Read more...

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Alistair Darling-style eyebrows officially in


April 23rd, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 23 (ANI): It seems that overgrown, bushy eyebrows like those of UK politician Alistair Darling are the in thing now, especially after celebs like Victoria Beckham were seen sporting ... Read more...

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Alistair Darling denies he’s too ‘knackered’ to enjoy sex life with wife


March 31st, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 31 (ANI): Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling has denied that he is too "knackered" to enjoy a satisfying sex life with his wife.Darling, 56, was asked by Piers ... Read more...

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UK Chancellor prefers Scarlett Johansson to Cheryl Cole


March 28th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 28 (ANI): Alistair Darling, Chancellor of the Exchequer, UK, has confessed he prefers actress Scarlett Johansson to the country's golden girl Cheryl Cole.The 56-year-old Labour politician revealed he did not ... Read more...

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Stress-related illness rocket under Brown’s premiership in Whitehall


February 28th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 28(ANI): A survey, which compared the first six months of Gordon Brown's premiership with the last six of former Prime Minister Tony Blair's, has implied that Brown's dark moods ... Read more...

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‘Blair, you ruined my life’ claim ’so ridiculous,’ says Brown


February 26th, 2010 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 26 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has "laughed off" reports claiming that his "you ruined my life" outburst at Tony Blair led to his predecessor's departure from 10 ... Read more...

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Brown’s ‘you ruined my life’ shout led to Blair’s exit: Book


February 25th, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 25 (ANI): In a showdown with his predecessor Tony Blair, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown repeatedly shouted "you ruined my life," and the episode led to Blair's departure from ... Read more...

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Brown denies unleashing ‘forces of hell’ against Darling


February 24th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 24 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has denied "unleashing the forces of hell" against Alistair Darling, saying that he has "huge respect" for the Chancellor.Brown insisted that ... Read more...

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Chancellor Darling accuses ‘bully’ Brown of ‘unleashing forces of hell’ against him


February 24th, 2010 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 24 (ANI): Chancellor Alistair Darling has revealed how British Prime Minister Gordon Brown unleashed the "forces of hell" in order to bully him.Darling claimed that Brown's spin-doctors knifed ... Read more...

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G7 pledges to keep stimulus going, despite debt woes


February 7th, 2010 - 3:34 am ICT by IANS
Washington/Iqaluit (Canada), Feb 7 (DPA) Finance ministers of the world's seven leading industrial nations, meeting in a remote part of northern Canada Saturday, promised to keep up stimulus spending to bolster the ... Read more...

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Gordon Brown worst offender in MPs’ expenses scam


February 5th, 2010 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 5 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has been exposed as the worst cabinet offender in the MPs' expenses scandal, with 21,189.53 pounds claimed from taxpayers cash as cleaning ... Read more...

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Brown, Sarkozy want ’supertax’ on bankers’ bonuses


December 10th, 2009 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 10 (IANS) British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and French President Nicolas Sarkozy Thursday jointly called for urgent reforms to the global financial market in what was described as a ... Read more...

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Brown’s ‘future’ challenge comes from Miliband


September 27th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep. 27 (ANI): In what is being seen as David Miliband's veiled challenge to Gordon Brown demanding him to think about his succession plan, British Foreign Secretary has told the ... Read more...

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G20 nations to take counter measures against tax havens from March 2010


September 6th, 2009 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep. 6 (ANI): In order to prevent money laundering and terror financing, G20 countries have decided to take counter measures against non-cooperative tax heavens from March 2010.Following up on the ... Read more...

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G20 expected to reach agreement on bank bonuses


September 5th, 2009 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 5 (Xinhua) Finance ministers of the G-20 countries are expected to reach an agreement on bank bonuses, Britain's Sky News reported Saturday. The ministers were nearing an agreement under which banks ... Read more...

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Lord Mandelson gets to be British premier - for a week


August 10th, 2009 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 10 (IANS) Britain was briefly run from a Greek island Monday by the man who, apparently, wants to be prime minister. With Prime Minister Gordon Brown on holiday, Business and ... Read more...

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Ashes fans hit by three million pound air tax


August 9th, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.9 (ANI): Cricket fans travelling to future Ashes series are to be hit with a three million pound stealth tax, the Sunday Express reports.Anyone travelling to the next Ashes series in ... Read more...

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British Speaker leads MPs into curry heaven


July 16th, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, July 16 (IANS) Order, order: British politicians are addicted to Indian food. And that comes from the Speaker himself.Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Finance Minister Alistair Darling ... Read more...

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Third minister steps down from Brown’s government


June 5th, 2009 - 7:28 am ICT by IANS
London, June 5 (DPA) A third British minister resigned from Prime Minister Gordon Brown's government late Thursday and called on the leader to step down. Work and Pensions Secretary James Purnell announced ... Read more...

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British expenses scandal moves to heart of government


June 2nd, 2009 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 2 (DPA) The scandal over the abuse of parliamentary expenses moved closer to the core of Prime Minister Gordon Brown's government Tuesday amid reports of an expected ministerial resignation ... Read more...

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UK’s Labour Government has spent 7 million pounds on wine since coming to power


April 24th, 2009 - 7:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.24 (ANI): Since Labour came to power in Britain in 1997, it has spent an astonishing seven million pounds on wine through the Government Hospitality Unit.According to the Daily Mail, the ... Read more...

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Brown claims over 17,000 pounds in second-home expenses


April 7th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 7 (ANI): British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has claimed over 17,000 pounds in second-home expenses under the MPs expenses system despite moving into a grace-and-favour apartment in Downing Street ... Read more...

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British bank posts record loss, ex-head draws 650,000 pound pension


February 26th, 2009 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 26 (IANS) The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Thursday announced a loss of 24.1 billion pounds ($34.36 billion) in what was described as the biggest annual loss in British corporate ... Read more...

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Nearly half of British workers fear for their jobs


January 20th, 2009 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 20 (ANI): Fear of redundancy has spread to almost half of full-time British workers; a poll has showed after a new economic rescue plan was met by plunging bank ... Read more...

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Britain to build safety net for ailing banks


January 18th, 2009 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 18 (Xinhua) The British government is to build a 200 billion-pound ($290 billion) "safety net" for ailing banks in the country.Whitehall officials confirmed Saturday night that a plan to underwrite ... Read more...

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British interest rates cut to 315-year low (Lead)


January 8th, 2009 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 8 (IANS) The Bank of England Thursday cut the base rate of interest by half a percentage point to an all-time low of 1.5 percent in an effort to bring ... Read more...

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Britain denies mulling the Zimbabwe solution for economy


January 8th, 2009 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 8 (IANS) The British government Thursday denied reports it was considering printing more money to kick start credit, amid speculation that interests rates were set to fall to a three-century-low.The ... Read more...

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‘British economy could face worst crisis in 60 years’


December 26th, 2008 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 26 (DPA) The British economy could be heading for its biggest slump since the end of World War II, with the impending recession lasting for five years, a leading think ... Read more...

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Britain to bail out Jaguar Land Rover: Report


December 22nd, 2008 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 22 (IANS) The British government has decided to bail out stricken Tata-owned automakers Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) to the tune of tens of millions of pounds, enabling its Indian owners ... Read more...

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