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Many Britons don’t mind having kids without marrying


September 20th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 20 (IANS) British family life appears to have undergone a major change as for the first time the number of unmarried couples with children has equalled those who ... Read more...

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Elderly Britons hitting the bottle on the rise


September 7th, 2012 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) A new British study has found a growing number of elderly people visiting hospitals due to alcohol-related injuries than young drinkers.Last year's toll of 205,800 over-65s ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Blinding amoeba targets contact lens users


September 7th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) A deadly amoeba present in tap water, showers and swimming pools, is targeting contact lens users by chewing through their eyeballs and causing blindness.The bug has ... Read more...

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Many Britons prefer the countryside to cities


September 6th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) While many of us could be drawn to the city life for the kind of modern-day facilities it offers, in Britain people feel much happier living ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan minister rushes to Britain over travel advisory


September 2nd, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 2 (IANS) Sri Lanka's External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris has left for London in an attempt to meet British officials and urge them to withdraw a travel advisory ... Read more...

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Britain turning a nation of fibbers


August 29th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 29 (IANS) Telling a lie is turning a second nature among Britons, and a new research has described the country as a nation of fibbers.The survey found a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Now, food prices to take toll on Britons


August 28th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 28 (IANS) British families, already facing difficult times due to a financial crunch, may have to further cope with much harsher times as they would have to spend ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Owners of dangerous dogs face jail in Britain


August 21st, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) Britons who own dangerous dogs that attack people in public will be jailed for 18 months under new laws, a media report said.Offenders convicted of having ... Read more...

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Daily cup of coffee adds 4.5 kg to weight annually


August 21st, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) A daily cup of latte coffee can add around 4.5 kg (10 pounds) to your weight a year, British experts have warned.The boom in high-street coffee ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Britons uncomfortable with sex and money talk


August 20th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 20 (IANS) Britons are least comfortable talking about their sex lives and their finances, a survey has found.Earlier, politics and religion were the least-liked subjects, but now sex ... Read more...

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Have an affair to save your marriage: British author


August 20th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 20 (IANS) A secret romance should be a staple of British love lives, and fidelity and long-term exclusivity are like traps that make people "caged animals", a French-educated ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Gay marriage: Churchgoers not to vote Tory in next polls


August 18th, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 18 (IANS) At least six out of 10 Britons who attend church services regularly say they are less likely to vote for the Conservative party in the next ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Britons are lazy: Indian-origin MP


August 18th, 2012 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 18 (IANS) Britons are among the laziest people in the world, a group of Tory MPs, that include Indian-origin lawmaker Priti Patel, has written in a new book.Britons ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Woman kills self over skin condition


August 17th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) A 31-year-old British woman, who was plagued by a skin condition that caused her face to redden, went into depression that caused her to jump to ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

First in Cambridge: Twins to study same subject


August 17th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS) Britons Kirstie and Zoe Green have become the first set of identical twins to study the same subject at a college under Cambridge University.The 18-year-old twins, ... Read more...

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Support for Games offers promise of social legacy for UK


August 12th, 2012 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 11 (IANS) The Olympic Games have slowly but surely won the hearts and minds of the British public over the last 16 days.If less than half of Britons ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Britons jailed for brutal ‘punishment rape’


August 7th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) A woman and her boyfriend in Britain were jailed for "punishing" a teenage girl by raping her after they mistakenly thought she had stolen 100 pounds ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Danes snatch rowing gold from Britain


August 4th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Danish rowers Mads Rasumessen and Rasmus Quist exacted revenge on Britain to win gold in the men's lightweight double sculls Saturday.Rasumessen and Quist overtook Zac ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Britons spend a year of their lives in the pub


August 4th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Britons, known for their love for lager, spend more than a year of their lives in the pub, a study has found.In an average week, Britons ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Britons hate being called pensioners, elderly


July 30th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) Britons in advanced age groups resent being called "pensioners" or "elderly", a new survey shows.According to the survey by retirement income specialists MGM Advantage, such people ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Wash clothes sparingly: Britons told


July 29th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) A British NGO wants people to wash their clothes less often to save the planet, the Daily Mail reported Sunday.The Waste and Resources Action Programme says ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Jessie J an inspiration for Britons, says Picton


July 28th, 2012 - 6:52 am ICT by IANS
London, July 28 (IANS) Welsh singer-songwriter Jay James Picton thinks pop star Jessie J is an inspiration to British artistes."She's amazing. I'm very rarely complementary towards certain artistes, but Jessie ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

More Britons say they are happy: Survey


July 24th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) The average Britons rate their "life satisfaction" as 7.4 out of 10, according to a study.Asked how worthwhile they found their activities, the average response ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Britons not having sex in rainy weather


July 21st, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) Torrential rains in Britain this summer have killed the mood for sex, says a new poll of 20,000 Britons.Dating website MissTravel.com polled its British members on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

British families buying more frozen food to save


July 19th, 2012 - 7:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 19 (IANS) To save money and reduce waste to a minimum a lot of British families are resorting to buying more frozen and dried food at the supermarket, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Tourists to London might be foxed by local language


July 17th, 2012 - 10:06 am ICT by IANS
London, July 17 (IANS) With thousands of foreigners coming to London for Olympics (July 27-Aug 12), many tourists might be left baffled by Britons' evasiveness and superfluous words with double ... Read more...

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End of travel agents? More people buying vacations online


June 30th, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) High street travel agents look set to become extinct because of people choosing to book their holidays online, according to a market research firm.Figures show that ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Two Britons arrested for Hollywood-style heists


June 30th, 2012 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Bangkok, June 30 (IANS) Two Britons, arrested for trying to steal ATMs from three banks in Thailand, said they were inspired by the robbery shown in the Hollywood action movie ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Stonehenge marks Britain’s unification, says study


June 24th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) Stonehenge was built as a monument to unify Britain, after a long period of conflict and regional difference between eastern and western parts of the landmass, ... Read more...

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Handwriting dying a slow death


June 24th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 24 (IANS) The art of handwriting seems to be dying a slow but sure death, thanks to our overwhelming reliance on computers and mobile phones for sending messages. ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bali bomb-maker jailed for 20 years


June 21st, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, June 21 (IANS) An Indonesian court Thursday sentenced the chief explosives maker for the 2002 Bali bombings - that killed 202 people - to 20 years in prison, BBC ... Read more...

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900 percent rise in jobless Britons in a decade


June 19th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 19 (IANS) The number of 18 to 24-year-old Britons who have remained jobless for over a year has rocketed from 6,260 in 2000 to 60,955 this year -- ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Brits lose fashion sense in summer: Kate Moss


June 13th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 13 (IANS) Supermodel Kate Moss says Britons lose their sense of style during summer because they don't know how to dress in hot weather."When you're driving down the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Britain to act tough with migrant criminals


June 11th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 11 (IANS) British government wants its courts to act firmly with migrants, as the country's Home Secretary Theresa May has warned soft judges that she can force them ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Four race horses succumb to heat wave in Bengal


June 7th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 7 (IANS) The ongoing heat wave in Bengal, which has already claimed 45 human lives, is also taking toll on animals as four race horses have succumbed to ... Read more...

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