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​EU sanctions on Russian finance could cripple London
The EU plans to widen economic sanctions against Russia, but London, already on rocky ground with the EU, would be hit the hardest if tougher restrictions are slapped on Russia’s big state banks.

25.07.2014 12:56

Mental health care severely underfunded
Depression and anxiety care is woefully underfunded in parts of the UK it has been revealed, as many regional health providers were found to spend a fraction of their budget on treating these serious illnesses.

25.07.2014 11:16

​Met police spied on UK justice campaigns- report
Undercover officers gathered and retained information on 17 justice campaigns, including a family whose son was shot dead by the Metropolitan Police, a new report has found.

24.07.2014 16:19

1.1 million UK households could be in ‘debt peril’ by 2018
A modest increase in interest rates could render almost 25 percent of UK households in severe financial stress, according to a report published on Thursday. The Bank of England (BOE) has confirmed that such rate hikes are imminent.

24.07.2014 16:31

School children offered Class A drugs – Home Office
Over a quarter of school children – some of them as young as 11 – are being offered illegal drugs, including highly addictive Class A substances, according to Home Office figures.

24.07.2014 16:16

​68 percent of Britons ‘tricked’ by small print financial fees - poll
More than half of Britons say they have been hit with extra fees on their credit cards, bank accounts mortgage or insurance in the last year. Two thirds say lenders and insurers are tricking them with dubious and difficult to compare headline prices.

24.07.2014 13:32

Radioactive rewards: UK offers 'bribes' for areas to consider nuclear waste site
Millions of pounds could be paid to communities that consider burying the UK’s nuclear waste in their area, the government has announced.

24.07.2014 14:40

Cameron claims export licenses allowing UK arms sales to Russia don’t breach embargo
UK Prime Minister David Cameron says Britain has not breached an embargo by selling military equipment to Russia, following MP demands to clarify the government’s position on UK-Russian arms deals.

24.07.2014 13:01

Custody deaths: Britain’s Police brutality most pertinent for black communities
Next month on the August 4, we will mark the third anniversary of the killing of Mark Duggan at the hands of the police on the streets of north London.

24.07.2014 14:30

Child sex abuse surge sees police overstretched
A surge in the number of alleged rapes and sexual assaults against children is stretching the Metropolitan Police to its limits, a London Assembly report found.

24.07.2014 10:34

The Cyprus issue: 40 years' resolution and the matter of natural gas
​Last Sunday, 20 July 2014, marked the 40th anniversary of Turkey's direct involvement on the island of Cyprus.

24.07.2014 10:14

DRIP displays British ‘intelligence’ in dealing with the world
​After recent comments in Moscow by Edward Snowden about the extent to which private telecoms data is used by the UK and US governments, you might have expected British lawmakers to think twice about the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers bill.

24.07.2014 10:06

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