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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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Cuba receives over 1.8 mn visitors


August 21st, 2012 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Aug 21 (IANS) Cuba received more than 1.8 million overseas visitors in the first seven months of 2012, an increase of over 5 percent compared with the previous same ... Read more...

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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...

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Britain’s public sector borrowing rises


July 21st, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) Britain's public sector net borrowing rose by 0.5 billion pounds ($0.79 billion) year-on-year to top 14.4 billion pounds in June, said the Office for National Statistics ... Read more...

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Pickpocketing on rise, killing on decline in Britain


July 20th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) Britain is witnessing a rise in pickpocketing and stealing incidents whereas killings have fallen to a 30-year-low, The Sun reported Friday.According to the Crime Survey for ... Read more...

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Britain’s retail sales volume goes up


July 20th, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (IANS) Britain's retail sales volume increased slightly in June by 0.1 percent from May, but rose 1.6 percent from a year earlier, according to estimates by the ... Read more...

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Number of women having children in their forties trebles


July 11th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The number of women who are giving birth in their forties has gone up by almost 300%.In 1991, only 9835 women who were in their forties gave ... Read more...

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Britain’s consumer spending slows in March


April 24th, 2012 - 7:19 am ICT by IANS
London, April 24 (IANS) British consumer spending power continued to slow in March, dropping by 1.1 percent compared to a year earlier reaching the lowest level since February 2011, Lloyds ... Read more...

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British mothers are now compelled to work


April 17th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 17 (IANS) As their families struggle to make ends meet, several British mothers are being forced to return to work, according to Britain's employment minister Chris Grayling.The demise ... Read more...

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Half of Britain’s young black men unemployed


March 11th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 11 (IANS) More than half of young black men in Britain wanting work are unemployed and are twice as likely to be jobless as their white counterparts, according ... Read more...

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Britain’s problem drinkers are middle-aged professionals


March 9th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 9 (IANS) It is the middle-aged professionals, who are Britain's problem drinkers instead of the turbulent teenagers, according to the country's Office for National Statistics.Twenty-two percent of the ... Read more...

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Britain’s jobless rate to hit 9 percent


March 6th, 2012 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
London, March 5 (IANS) Britain's unemployment rate will edge up to 9 percent in the first quarter of 2013 from 8.4 percent in the end of last year, the British ... Read more...

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Britain to have Europe’s youngest population


March 3rd, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 3 (IANS) With a surge in babies born to immigrant parents, Britain is on course to becoming Europe's youngest population by 2035, Daily Mail reported Saturday.In contrast to ... Read more...

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Britain’s Princess Beatrice wants ‘real job’


March 3rd, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 3 (IANS) Princess Beatrice, fifth-in-line to the British throne, will not be performing royal duties for the queen but wants to get an actual job.The 23-year-old elder daughter ... Read more...

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Britain’s GDP drops


February 25th, 2012 - 3:54 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 25 (IANS) Britain's economy shrank 0.2 percent in the last quarter of 2011, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Friday.The figure marks a sharp drop in ... Read more...

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Most London babies have foreigner as parent


February 22nd, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 22 (IANS) Two of every three newborns in London have at least one foreign-born parent, statistics reveal.In some areas, more than four in five newborns has a mum ... Read more...

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Alcohol kills 9,000 Britons every year


January 27th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 27 (IANS) Excessive consumption of alcohol kills nearly 9,000 Britons every year, says a government report.Data from the Office for National Statistics said alcohol-related deaths went up from ... Read more...

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Britons driving to parties to avoid drinking


December 13th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 13 (IANS) A number of middle-aged people in Britain are driving to dinner parties so that they could excuse themselves from drinking, a study has revealed.A study conducted ... Read more...

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British unemployment figure hits 17-year high


October 12th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 12 (IANS) The number of Britain's unemployed population surged to a 17-year high from June to August this year, with 2.57 million people out of work, the Office ... Read more...

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Birth month influences your career choice: Study


September 5th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 5 (IANS) A baby's birth month seems to influence his choice of profession later in life, a study suggests. Researchers commissioned by the Office for National Statistics based ... Read more...

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25 percent of British babies born to foreign mothers


August 26th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 26 (IANS) One out of four babies born in Britain in 2010 were born to migrant women, including those from India and Pakistan, official statistics show.Figures released by ... Read more...

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China’s sex ratio declines


August 16th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 16 (IANS) China's sex ratio has declined for two straight years, the country's chief of population and family planning said Tuesday. Li Bin, director of the National Population ... Read more...

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Teenage motherhood is ‘contagious’


August 9th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) Sister of a teenage mother is twice as likely to follow in her footsteps compared to one with no family experience of early motherhood, a study ... Read more...

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Britain will be most populated European country by 2060


June 9th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) Britain would become the most populated country in the European Union by 2060, according to latest statistics.The population of Britain would be 79 million by the ... Read more...

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Reverse gear: obesity fuelling increased auto usage


May 12th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 12 (IANS) The biggest public health enemy may very well be the one staple of modern life most Americans can't do without - the automobile. But it looks ... Read more...

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One in eight people in UK foreign born


April 15th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 15 (ANI): The Office for National Statistics in its latest report has said that almost one in eight people living in the UK is foreign born.The proportion of the ... Read more...

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18 pc Brit women drink more than recommended alcohol units a week


April 1st, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 1 (ANI): Figures from a recent survey has revealed that the proportion of UK women drinking more than the recommended levels has grown by a fifth in recent years.The figures, ... Read more...

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Parks, libraries, swimming pools, coffee contribute to Brit happiness


March 29th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 29 (ANI): A survey on what really makes the Britons happy has found that some feel parks, libraries, swimming pools, and the smell of coffee can boost their happiness.Ministers last ... Read more...

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One in five Britons don’t visit the dentist


March 25th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 25 (IANS) At least one in five Britons do not go to see the dentist because of the high cost.In a survey of 11,000 people, conducted by the ... Read more...

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Smartphones, dating agency fees added to inflation basket


March 16th, 2011 - 2:27 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Inflation is now being calculated on the basis of a host of some new entrants in UK. Now Smartphones and the average cost of ‘apps’ have also ... Read more...

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More Asians in Britain oppose new arrivals


February 28th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 28 (IANS) Asians are more likely to oppose immigration than white Britons, according to a study.It shows opposition to new arrivals in Britain now transcends race. Thirty-nine percent of Asians, ... Read more...

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Brits angry over word ‘marriage’ being removed from birth statistics


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 23 (ANI): In a new bid to avoid discrimination, the word "marriage" has been asked to be removed from the records of British women who become pregnant.Now Government statisticians will ... Read more...

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Brits to be asked if they are happily married in survey of nation’s well-being


February 22nd, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 22 (ANI): The first official attempt to measure the "well-being" of Britons will see almost half a million people being asked whether they are happy with their marriages.The question ... Read more...

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One migrant a minute landed in the UK under Labour regime


February 22nd, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb.22 (ANI): Research has shown that when immigration was at its peak before 2009, one immigrant legally moved to the UK every minute.According to the Daily Express, net migration quadrupled as ... Read more...

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Booze will ‘kill 250K people over the next 20 yrs’


February 21st, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 21 (ANI): Health experts have warned that alcohol consumption will kill up to 250,000 extra people in England and Wales over the next 20 years.Figures from the Office for National ... Read more...

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