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UK enslaved to money... and fracking
William Blake was thinking of Jesus when he wrote these seminal words, but many English rural dwellers are thinking of Blake's prose now as fracking threatens to come to Albion's countryside.

31.07.2014 15:37

Inside Britain’s prisons: Rising violence and soaring suicide rates
A rising wave of assaults, murders and suicides in Britain’s jails indicates a state-wide prison crisis is imminent, Shadow Secretary Sadiq Khan warns.

31.07.2014 13:37

UK hospital accused of selling body parts for booze
​A leading cancer hospital is to be investigated following allegations that one of its staff members exchanged human body samples for whisky and cash.

31.07.2014 13:36

Twitter account resumes posting UK politicians’ Wikipedia edits
A Twitter bot designed to alert the public to edits made to Wikipedia content by parliamentary network IP addresses has been re-launched following attempts to block it.

31.07.2014 12:49

Weapons of mass production: US Army making warheads with 3D printing
The US Army is building deadlier, more efficient, and less costly warheads using 3D-printing technology, according to new reports.

31.07.2014 14:20

Inquiry into death of ex-Russian agent Litvinenko opens in London
Britain opened an inquiry Thursday into the death of former Russian intelligence officer Aleksandr Litvinenko. It comes eight years after he was poisoned with radioactive polonium.

31.07.2014 08:09

‘Public inquiry into Litvinenko case at time of events in Ukraine isn’t coincidence’
UK-Russian relations have reached their bottom line, with the UK government attacking Moscow on two sides - one is over eastern Ukraine and another is the Litvinenko case, Russia expert Martin McCauley told RT.

31.07.2014 12:45

London to trial ‘booze braclets’ to curb street violence
Londoners who commit crimes while drunk may be forced to wear US-style electronic tags that monitor their alcohol consumption under a new scheme to curb alcohol-related violence.

31.07.2014 09:07

Ebola: UK border staff ‘unprepared’
Immigration, border and customs officials feel unequipped to cope with people arriving in the UK with potential cases of Ebola, Britain’s Immigration Service Union (ISU) says.

31.07.2014 10:00

‘Ukraine should be a wake-up call for NATO and the UK’ – Defence Committee
The Ukrainian crisis should be a wake-up call for NATO and the UK, said Britain’s Defence Committee, which called for assertive measures to counter the “Russian threat.” Critics warn the committee’s “knee-jerk” proposals will only inflame tensions.

31.07.2014 08:35

First synthetic biological leaf could allow humans to colonize space
In order for humans to live in outer space, they must have a steady supply of oxygen they can depend on. Now, instead of relying on plants that may not survive, they can use an artificial biological leaf designed by a London graduate student.

30.07.2014 23:34

Milky Way galaxy much lighter than previously thought, astronomers find
For the first time astronomers have been able to precisely measure the weight of our Milky Way galaxy, which has turned out much lighter than previously thought, according to new research.

30.07.2014 16:57

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