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British Navy unveils new attack submarine


September 14th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 14 (IANS) The British Navy has launched its latest weapon, a new attack submarine called HMS Ambush that can hit targets around 2,000 km away, The Sun reported.The ... 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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2012 Olympics to generate extra 1 billion pounds: British PM


January 11th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 11 (IANS) The 2012 London Olympic Games will generate more than one billion pounds of additional revenue for British businesses, said the British prime minister.Britain believes ... Read more...

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Scotch whisky industry unaffected by recession


January 2nd, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 2 (IANS) The whisky industry in Scotland, one of the most popular in the world, has not been affected by the economic downturn because of developing overseas markets, ... Read more...

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13,500 troops to be deployed for London Olympics


December 16th, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 16 (IANS) Around 13,500 armed forces personnel, including specialist dog handlers and bomb disposal experts, would be deployed during the 2012 London Olympic Games.British's navy's biggest ship HMS ... Read more...

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London Olympic Village sold for 557 mn


August 14th, 2011 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 14 (IANS) The 27-hectare Olympic village in London has been sold to a developer for an astounding 557 million pounds. The site will become a new neighbourhood for ... Read more...

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700,000 Britons now keep hens for eggs


August 1st, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 1 (IANS) Around 700,000 people in Britain now keep hens in a bid to reduce their shopping bills by having eggs produced at home, new figures reveal.The figures ... Read more...

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Britain to launch FBI-style agency in 2013


July 29th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) Britain will launch a crime tackling agency in 2013, built on the lines of America's FBI, officials said.The National Crime Agency will herald "a much tougher ... Read more...

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Soccer coach Eriksson ‘duped into managing football minnows


April 19th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 19 (ANI): Money-obsessed football chief Sven-Goran Eriksson lost his Midas touch when he was conned by convicted fraudster Russell King, 52, into believing that King had links to the fabulously ... Read more...

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Kylie Minogue buys $25m London apartment


April 6th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, April 6 (ANI): Australian pop icon Kylie Minogue has reportedly bought a 25-million-dollar apartment in the most expensive block of flats ever built in the UK.One Hyde Park, in the ... Read more...

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Britain foils plan to export 1 bn pounds in Libyan banknotes


February 28th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 28 (IANS) British authorities have foiled an attempt to send out nearly one billion pounds worth of Libyan banknotes back to Tripoli, a media report said Monday.It was revealed Sunday ... Read more...

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Proposed UK visa restrictions would be ‘hostile act against Britain’s universities’: Report


February 18th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 18 (ANI): The implementation of Britain's proposed new restrictions on student visas would be a 'hostile act against the country's universities' as it would cut the number of foreign students ... Read more...

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Snow disrupts travel across Europe, hits economy (Third Lead)


December 21st, 2010 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) Thousands of flights and train services have been cancelled across Europe due to heavy snowfall, throwing holiday plans of many travellers into disarray, even as the freezing winter ... Read more...

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European economy gets hit by massive snowfall (Second Lead)


December 20th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 20 (IANS) Holiday plans of thousands of people have been thrown into disarray after many places across Europe were severely affected by heavy snowfall, even as the freezing winter has ... Read more...

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Poor screening placing US air cargo security in a spot


November 14th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): There is reportedly a gaping hole in aviation security, a hole so big about one billion pounds of cargo fly right through it every year, cargo on passenger ... Read more...

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Most London Olympics souvenirs made abroad


November 12th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 12 (IANS) Over 90 percent of the merchandise sold on the official website of the 2012 London Olympics are made outside the country, a media report said Friday.Of the 446 ... Read more...

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iPod stations for sailors on British warship


October 12th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 12 (IANS) Soldiers on board a British destroyer can now let their hair down as their ship is fitted with state-of-the-art iPod plugging stations.The 7,500-tonne HMS Duncan, built at a ... Read more...

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Win Champions League, Premier League: Abramovich to Chelsea stars


September 30th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept. 30 (ANI): Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has told his stars that he expects them to win the Champions League and the Premier League this season.The Sun reports that Abramovich ... Read more...

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5,300 British web users shared porn movies online


September 28th, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 28 (IANS) Over 5,300 people who use the Sky network's internet service in Britain downloaded pornographic films and illegally shared them online. The personal details - names, addresses and the titles ... Read more...

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Delhi not first city to be scrutinized for holding major sporting event


September 23rd, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.23 (ANI): Delhi is not the first host of a major sporting event to come under intense scrutiny in the build-up to the opening ceremony and the start of competition.According to ... Read more...

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Butter could be the new raw material to make eco-friendly diesel fuel


July 29th, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): In the search for new raw materials for making biodiesel fuel, scientists have now closed in on an unlikely farm product - butter.In a new study, researchers have ... Read more...

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Bangladesh clothing show to boost Britain garment ties


July 7th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, July 7 (IANS) A Bangladeshi clothing show is being organised for the first time in Britain to acknowledge the one billion pounds-strong relationship between British garment retailers and suppliers ... Read more...

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Hollywood movie locales account for every fifth tourist to Scotland


July 5th, 2010 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 5 (ANI): Hollywood movies and television series have opened up Scotland's tourism industry to the world, raising its revenues to one billion pounds.According to The Sun, latest tourism figures ... Read more...

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Funding cuts will risk 2012 London Olympics: Brit intelligence chiefs


June 1st, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 1(ANI): British intelligence chiefs have warned that Al-Qaeda bombers could wreak havoc at the 2012 London Olympics, if funding cuts go ahead.Brit intelligence agencies MI5, MI6, Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) ... Read more...

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Red Knights’ Manchester United takeover bid shelved


May 30th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 30(ANI): The Red Knights consortium, a group of wealthy Manchester United fans, has reportedly shelved a takeover bid for the club, following the Florida-based Glazer family's 1.5 billion pound ... Read more...

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Red Knights not to offer more than 1-bn dollars to Man U owners


May 11th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 11 (ANI): The Red Knights, a group of wealthy Manchester United fans, have ruled out offering the club owners in excess of one billion pounds.The Glazer family bought Manchester United ... Read more...

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Swraj Paul dragged into British party funding row


March 2nd, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, March 2 (IANS) Indian-born steel magnate and Labour Party supporter Lord Swraj Paul has found himself dragged into a controversy on who is allowed to fund political ... Read more...

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Fergie, Webber store their vintage wines in 1-billion pound ‘Fort Knox for wines’ cellar


December 18th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 18(ANI): Wine-lovers including Manchester United manger Sir Alex Ferguson and music composer Lord Lloyd-Webber have stored their vintage bottles for this Christmas in a cellar in Cotswold, England, where ... Read more...

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F1 boss Ecclestone falls for 50 year younger motor racing executive


October 25th, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 25 (ANI): Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone (78) has found love once again and is dating a motor racing executive nearly 50 years younger to him.Bernie admits that his romance ... Read more...

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Man City in race for Premier League title: Gerrard


August 13th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 13 (ANI): Steven Gerrard believes that Manchester City could be Premier League title challengers this season.The Liverpool captain said: "They have made everyone sit up and take notice. They're definitely ... Read more...

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Manchester City’s wage bill crosses 100-million-pounds mark


August 2nd, 2009 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug. 2 (ANI): Manchester City's whopping annual wage bill has crossed the 100 million-a-year pound mark.Kolo Toure's arrival at Eastlands means that salaries at Manchester City have doubled in two ... Read more...

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British drug makers, opportunists cash-in on Swine Flu hysteria


July 26th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 26 (ANI): With top British medical officer pressing the panic button on Swine Flu, pharmaceutical companies, face-mask manufacturers and internet opportunists are cashing in on the mass hysteria surrounding the ... Read more...

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ManU will have to pay 1.1 billion pounds of debt in next nine years


April 12th, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 12 (ANI): Manchester United has to pay back a staggering 1.1 billion pounds of debt in the next nine years.Malcolm Glazer and his family can refinance their borrowing or ... Read more...

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Tata Steel sees domestic demand growth this fiscal


April 10th, 2009 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, April 10 (IANS) Despite the present global economic slowdown, the country's largest steel producer Tata Steel expects 4-5 percent growth in domestic demand in 2009-10, a top company official said here ... Read more...

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Ponzi fraudster Madoff used London office as piggy bank: UK investigators


March 28th, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 28 (ANI): Disgraced US financier Bernard Madoff used the London arm of his corrupt investment business as his personal "piggy bank", British fraud investigators have claimed.The Serious Fraud Office ... Read more...

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