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Student loan penalty plan abandoned in UK


February 16th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A controversial measure by the UK government to punish students who pay off their student loans early has been abandoned, several media outlets report. The government was ... Read more...

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World’s fattest man is Keith Martin


February 14th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) When Keith Martin lost his mother at the age of 16 years he could not deal with the loss properly. He developed a habit which would later ... Read more...

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UK Government worried about Internet meltdown during Olympics


February 6th, 2012 - 10:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The British government is concerned that the upcoming Olympic Games could bring additional burden on the country’s Internet load. In a document highlighting how to take advantage ... Read more...

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Night vision goggles being used in dog fouling crackdown


January 30th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jan 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a bid to clamp down on the incidence of owners leaving the mess of their pets on the streets in the night, the UK government has ... Read more...

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UK could become a hub for khat smuggling


January 26th, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Jan 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) European officials have warned that the United Kingdom could become the hub for the international smuggling of the plant stimulant khat. The plant has been banned in ... Read more...

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McCanns’ release jigsaw image of Madeleine


December 22nd, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The McCanns are still pleading with the public to volunteer information to help them locate daughter Madeleine. The girl has been missing since the 3rd of May ... Read more...

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Prince Philip blasts ‘useless’ wind farms


November 21st, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Nov 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British monarch Prince Philip has described wind farms as “absolutely useless.” According to 90-year-old, the project would not work because they were “completely reliant on subsidies.”The ... Read more...

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Hugh Grant to testify in the phone hacking scandal


November 21st, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Nov 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The UK government is investigating the phone hacking scandal that rocked the country earlier this year. Several people have been lined up to testify in the enquiry. ... Read more...

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Over 500 people queue up for 20 jobs at Poundland


October 18th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Oct 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Jobs are hard to come by so no one seems to be blaming the 500 people who queued up at Poundland to compete for 20 advertised positions. ... Read more...

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British nurses are too busy even for patients!


October 14th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 14 (IANS) As a patient one thing that any of us may like to be assured of in a hospital is having someone around in the hour of ... Read more...

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£155m treasure trove discovered on shipwreck


September 27th, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Sept 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The 1941 British ship which was sunk by a Nazi torpedo has been discovered on the floor of the ocean. The cargo ship was spotted by the ... Read more...

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UK to impose fines for firms who dig up roads during rush hour


August 22nd, 2011 - 8:34 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 22(THAINDIAN NEWS) The UK government has announced that companies that disrupt traffic on the various roads in the country with construction during rush hour will be fined. The new measure ... Read more...

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CD ripping about to be legal in UK


August 3rd, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) After so much protests, the UK government is finally making reforms to the country’s copyright laws to make the transfer of media from CD to other devices ... Read more...

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Child abduction by parents among Indian diaspora raises concern


June 19th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Increasing number of child abductions by parents among the Indian diaspora has become a cause of concern as India is yet to join the international ... Read more...

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Britain told US not to intervene in Lockerbie bomber release: Wikileaks


April 11th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 11 (ANI): Britain's envoy to the US had told America last year that it should not stop the release of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset-al-Megrahi from a Scottish prison, reveals the ... Read more...

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Nine in 10 home dishcloths in UK harbour dangerous stomach bugs


March 31st, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 31 (ANI): A UK government survey has found that nine in ten home dishcloths harbour dangerous levels of stomach bugs.Research by environmental health officers suggests that people are more at ... Read more...

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World wide web inventor to protect ‘open internet’


March 17th, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.17 (ANI): The UK government has announced that world wide web creator Tim Berners-Lee will work with broadband providers to make sure the internet is protected from corporate interests.During a summit ... Read more...

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Shocked Rio Ferdinand says UK government must do more to prevent teen murders


December 31st, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec. 31 (ANI): England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has expressed shock over the murder of a 17-year-old on Thursday, and appealed to the David Cameron Government to do ... Read more...

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Bulging waistlines put women at higher cancer risk


December 29th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 29 (ANI): Women with bulging waistlines are at higher risk of developing cancer, warn experts.Despite the popular belief that men suffer most from middle-age spread, UK government figures have shown ... Read more...

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George Clooney to portray tycoon John DeLorean


December 12th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 12 (ANI): George Clooney is all set to play John DeLorean in an upcoming film based on the flamboyant car executive's life.The Oscar winner is in talks to star ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks hackers threaten UK government


December 10th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec.10 (ANI): An army of computer hackers is planning to bring down British government websites if Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, is extradited to Sweden. According to The Telegraph, the ... Read more...

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UK feared Col Gaddafi ‘could cut off its knees’ if Lockerbie bomber was not released


December 8th, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 8 (ANI): Secret cables released by the whistleblower website 'Wikileaks' have revealed that Britain feared the fact that Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi could "cut us off at the ... Read more...

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Licence fee freeze means more repeats, warns BBC boss


December 6th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Dec 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The head of BBC has revealed that the planned budget cuts by the UK government will mean cuts in new programs.Mark Thompson who was speaking on BBC ... Read more...

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UK Government puts up aircraft carrier HMS Invincible for sale


November 28th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.28 (ANI): The British Government has put the aircraft carrier HMS Invincible up for sale on the Disposal Service Authority website, the government equivalent of eBay.The carrier has completed 32 years ... Read more...

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Lavine Samma vows to have children till she gets a council house


November 22nd, 2010 - 9:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Nov 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A woman has vowed to have as many children as she can possibly have. She currently has 5 and counting. She is currently pregnant with her sixth ... Read more...

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UK Govt. may force tobacco companies to package cigarettes in plain wrappers


November 21st, 2010 - 5:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 21 (ANI): Tobacco companies could soon be forced to sell cigarette in plain brown wrappers, as a part of the UK Government's effort to stop young people picking up habit. ... Read more...

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Gentlemen’s club in UK to finally welcome female members after 119-yrs


October 28th, 2010 - 6:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 28 (ANI): A gentlemen's club in Britain has finally decided to admit ladies as full members after 119-years.The Caledonian Club had originally been set up as a gentlemen's club in ... Read more...

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UK Government to Track Every Email and Website Visit


October 21st, 2010 - 10:07 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Oct 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In December, the UK government Coalition came up with plans to monitor and track every email, and web site visit, as well as when, where, and to and ... Read more...

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Minimum wage raised to Pounds 5.93 an hour in Britain


October 1st, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Oct 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There is some very good news for employees and young workers in UK. The UK government has announced the wage rise for its residents. The increased wage rate ... Read more...

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UK warns extremists may exploit flood crisis in Pakistan


September 14th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 14 (ANI): In the wake of vast devastation and humanitarian crisis caused by unprecedented floods in Pakistan, British Foreign Secretary William Hague has warned of extremists coming to fill in ... Read more...

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US urges UK, Scotland to provide fresh evidence linked to Megrahi’s release


August 15th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 15 (ANI): A team of four US senators conducting an inquiry into the release of the convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, has urged the concerned Scottish lawyers and doctors, to ... Read more...

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Files from 1950’s reveal that Winston Churchill ordered UFO coverup


August 6th, 2010 - 10:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Aug 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Some files of the Winston Churchill era show that the UK government officials used to take the threat of the UFO’s in a very serious manner around ... Read more...

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‘Russian’ spy Sutyagin granted right to live in UK, declines offer to find him work


July 16th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 16 (ANI): The UK Government has granted Igor Sutyagin, one of the "Western spies" Russia handed over to the United States in a Cold War-style spy swap this month, the ... Read more...

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BP lobbied with British Government ahead of Lockerbie bomber release


July 15th, 2010 - 7:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jul 15 (ANI): British Petroleum admitted on Thursday that it had lobbied with the UK Government over a prisoner transfer agreement (PTA) with Libya in late 2007 before the release of ... Read more...

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Iranian authorities say that widow won’t be stoned


July 9th, 2010 - 9:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tehran, July 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Officials of the Iranian Embassy in London have denied media reports that an Iranian widow is to be stoned. The Embassy officials spoke to the reporters ... Read more...

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