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|Supreme Court Orders Air Pollution Clearup Plan
The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom that is! Last week they delivered a judgement that requires the incoming government to draw up plans to reduced the levels of certain air pollutants to an ...
|Lib Dem FoP||05/03/2015||5||10||-||-|
|Big Boost for British Fashion Industry - Kate Has a Girl
By now your news programs will no doubt be swamped by the birth of a girl to the Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton). Rather a happy coincidence that the policeman on guard outside the door is a ...
|Lib Dem FoP||05/02/2015||5||13||-||-|
|An Absolutely Fabulous Response to the Nepal Earthquake
In the UK the Disasters Emergency Committee is a coordinating body of 13 charities which work together at critical times to raise funds and ensure aid is delivered effectively. Since their launch in ...
|Lib Dem FoP||04/30/2015||7||46||-||-|
|Big Food's Big Obesity Con
Three authors of an editorial, " It is time to bust the myth of physical inactivity and obesity: you cannot outrun a bad diet ", in the British Journal of Sports Medicine have condemned the food ...
|Lib Dem FoP||04/24/2015||28||25||-||-|
|Maliciously Lie About Your Election Opponent - Get Banned from Office
Now that's not a proposal for US elections - it is law in the UK as an Election Court reminded us today when they declared the election of a directly elected Mayor of a London borough void. He was ...
|Lib Dem FoP||04/23/2015||17||35||-||-|
|A Heartwarming Story With A Terrible Lesson for Anti-Vaxers
Earlier this year a tiny, frail, disabled, 67 year old pensioner was mugged as he put out the trash in the northern English city of Gateshead. His 25 year old assailant was desperate for money to ...
|Lib Dem FoP||04/22/2015||234||145||1||-|
|Zulu King Calls for End to Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa
The Zulu King, Goodwill Zwelithini, has addressed a meeting in a sports stadium to call for an end to violence against non-South Africans. This follows an upsurge in xenophobic attacks which ...
|Lib Dem FoP||04/20/2015||6||8||-||-|
|A Reminder for UK Residents - Have You Registered to Vote on May 7?
I have my poll card for the UK General Election on May 7. Later I will give more snippets about the UK voting process for general Kos readers. First I have to remind people living in the UK that ...
|Lib Dem FoP||04/16/2015||2||1||-||-|
|All British Babies to Get Free Meningitis B Vaccination
Later this year, the UK is to become the first country to introduce a nationwide scheme to vaccinate babies against Meningitis B. In 1999 it was the first to introduce Meningitis C vaccination. What ...
|Lib Dem FoP||04/01/2015||11||3||-||-|
|Movie Plot Linked to Alps Airbus Crash
The Daily Mail in the UK and others are pointing out similarities between an Argentinian movie released in Britain this week (but in Germany last year) and the Germanwings plane crash. ...
|Lib Dem FoP||03/27/2015||19||4||-||-|
|Britain: Parliament Suspended, No MPs from Monday
Don't panic, there's not been a coup, merely the ending of the business of Parliament in preparation for the General Election in May. The process is an ancient one called "Prorogation" or suspension ...
|Lib Dem FoP||03/26/2015||57||35||1||-|
|Breaking: Saudi Arabia Led Coalition Bombs Yemen
The Saudi Ambassador to the United States has announced that Saudi Arabia has intervened in Yemen in support of the beleaguered President. The Saudi ambassador to the United States says his country ...
|Lib Dem FoP||03/25/2015||80||37||-||-|
|England Starts Burial Rites for Monarch
Today the burial rites for an English monarch began in the Midlands city of Leicester. The mortal remains are now lying in Leicester Cathedral awaiting interment on Thursday.
|Lib Dem FoP||03/22/2015||233||205||4||-|
|British General Election - UKIP Down 3 Candidates in 1 Day
News Friday that the UK Independence Party - the right wing anti-EU party that lies somewhere between the Tea Party and the Klu Klux Klan - have lost three candidates due to stand in the General ...
|Lib Dem FoP||03/20/2015||13||19||-||-|
|UK Introduces "Google Tax" on Offshored Profits
In the annual Budget statement on Wednesday, the Chancellor of the Exchequer (Finance Minister) confirmed the introduction of the so-called "Google tax". This prevents multi-national companies from ...
|Lib Dem FoP||03/18/2015||33||40||2||-|
|BBC To Give Personal Coding Device to All British 11 Year Olds
The BBC has announced that this coming September, every British child starting secondary school (technically starting "Year 7" at age 11 to 12) will receive a free "personal coding device" ...
|Lib Dem FoP||03/12/2015||21||30||2||-|
|British Elections: "No Race Discrimination Laws" Leaves UKippers in a Bouillabaisse
The USA is not the only country where politicians are forced to retract a stupid statement. Nigel Farage, leader of the Euro-phobic party UKIP has been forced to "clarify" his comments in a yet to ...
|Lib Dem FoP||03/12/2015||3||7||-||-|
|Breaking: Putin Admits Ordering Crimea Annexation 3 Weeks Before "Referendum"
The BBC is reporting that Vladimir Putin has admitted plotting the annexation of Crimea three weeks before a "referendum" on "self-determination". The admission was made in a documentary shown on ...
|Lib Dem FoP||03/09/2015||34||9||1||-|
|"Inspired, proud, downright ecstatic"
Nick Bryer, Oxfam's Head of UK Policy, Programmes and Campaigns writes today : Inspired, proud, downright ecstatic - we're experiencing the whole lot right now. Because today, after decades of ...
|Lib Dem FoP||03/09/2015||3||5||-||-|
|Vodafone Introduces Worldwide Maternity Benefits for Employees
Vodafone, the UK based multinational cellphone company, has announced a new maternity leave and pay policy which will be introduced worldwide by the end of the year. Women will be entitled to at ...
|Lib Dem FoP||03/07/2015||1||1||-||-|
|Journo Caught Misrepresenting John Cleese at Rally About Press Accountability - from an eye witness
I spent the early part of this afternoon in a House of Commons committee room at a rally and lobby for Hacked Off . This is the group who are trying to get proper accountability in the UK press and ...
|Lib Dem FoP||02/25/2015||7||7||-||-|
|England: MPs Give Go-Ahead to "3 Parent" Babies
The House of Commons has approved the "Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Mitochondrial Donation) Regulations 2015". If (as it should be) confirmed in the Lords, the Human Fertilisation and ...
|Lib Dem FoP||02/03/2015||6||9||-||-|
|New Heart Attack Blood Test Protocol Could Save Tens of Thousands of Women
Women are roughly three times more likely to die from coronary heart disease than breast cancer yet about half as many women reporting with chest pain are diagnosed as having had a minor heart ...
|Lib Dem FoP||01/21/2015||12||30||1||-|
|Today English Democracy is 750 Year Old
2015 as you probably know will see the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta. Today marks perhaps an even more important event. On January 20, 1265 Simon de Montfort called the first true ...
|Lib Dem FoP||01/20/2015||26||16||-||-|
|Bibi Has the Vapors As ICC Announces Preliminary Investigation
The Israel Prime Minister has done his usual angry man act and hit out at the announcement of the International Criminal Court's Chief Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda , that she would be conducting a ...
|Lib Dem FoP||01/17/2015||74||84||1||-|
|Epic Takedown of Rupert Murdoch
This was shown tonight in the UK as part of Channel 4's "The Last Leg" which is also shown in Australia. It's one of Aussie Adam Hill's best rants so far this season. (Warning: contains strong ...
|Lib Dem FoP||01/16/2015||14||36||2||-|
|Looks Like QVC Was Right - the Moon is a Planet
Earlier today we all had great fun over the video of QVC presenter Shawn Killinger and designer Isaac Mizrahi wondering whether the Moon is a planet or a star. Rachel Maddow made great fun of it. ...
|Lib Dem FoP||01/16/2015||27||12||-||-|
|Do You Pay Over $6,500 in Health Insurance and Co-Pays?
I thought it might be interesting to compare what somebody earning slightly above median income would pay in the UK in taxes on income compared to the USA and relate the difference to the amount ...
|Lib Dem FoP||01/16/2015||14||4||-||-|
|The Jews of Tunisia in Morning for Charlie Hebdo Victims
One of the victims of the Paris shootings was a Tunisian, Yoav Hattab. He was a student of business studies whose home is in Tunis. Other victims had Tunisian backgrounds - Charlie Hebdo cartoonist ...
|Lib Dem FoP||01/15/2015||10||10||-||-|
|Breaking: Sri Lankan President Defeated After Calling Snap Election
Sri Lanka's President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, has admitted defeat in his bid for a third term. His rival was his former health minister Maithripala Sirisena. Rajapaksa had called the election early in ...
|Lib Dem FoP||01/08/2015||8||13||-||-|
|Drama at London Gatwick Airport - Expect Delays to US Flights
A Virgin Atlantic 747 heading to Las Vegas as flight VS43 has made an emergency landing back at Gatwick. It had spent some time over the Bristol Channel dumping fuel and made a safe landing. It ...
|Lib Dem FoP||12/29/2014||57||13||-||-|
|Sir Elton John is (properly) Married
News Sunday that Sir Elton John has now married his civil partner David Furnish. Sir Elton and David were among the first to have a civil partnership ceremony in the UK in 2005. Although the law ...
|Lib Dem FoP||12/21/2014||6||8||-||-|
|Mandy Rice Davies Has Died But Will Still Apply
You may see on some British postings "MRDA", short for "Mandy Rice Davies Applies", I've used it myself on here. Today we got news that Mandy has died of cancer at the age of 70. Despite helping to ...
|Lib Dem FoP||12/19/2014||23||61||-||-|
|Now Climate Change Deniers Can Blame the Squirrels!
Those climate change deniers who claim the warming is part of a natural cycle and not because of man's activities have a new excuse. Blame the squirrels! "They are soil engineers. They break down ...
|Lib Dem FoP||12/17/2014||11||16||-||-|
|Today I Am Disgusted and Ashamed
Today as a Briton I am disgusted and ashamed by the conclusion of a Public Inquiry that British forces mistreated prisoners taken in an incident in Iraq in 2004. The Al-Sweady Public Inquiry was ...
|Lib Dem FoP||12/17/2014||8||11||-||-|
|Good on ya Rachael, Heroine of Sydney Siege
A true heroine and humanitarian has emerged from the siege at the Lindt Chocolat Coffee House in Sydney, Australia and she was nowhere near the cafe. Rachel Jacobs was riding on a train there and ...
|Lib Dem FoP||12/15/2014||51||118||2||-|
|Battle of the Christmas TV Adverts
While in the USA the biggest advertizing event tends to be the Superbowl, in the UK there is a competition between major retailers to produce the most lavish/artistic/impressive advertisement in the ...
|Lib Dem FoP||12/10/2014||7||6||-||-|
|Earth's Water Did NOT Come from Comets Like 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
ESA's Rosetta mission has come up trumps again. One of its prime missions was to explore whether "Jupiter family" comets could have seeded the Earth with water. To do this, it measured the ration of "
|Lib Dem FoP||12/10/2014||5||11||-||-|
|Possibility: A Car That Makes Its Own Fuel
British (well Russian emigre) scientists have discovered that the material they first developed ten years ago has a unique property which could mean at some time in the future there will be cars ...
|Lib Dem FoP||11/26/2014||77||9||-||-|
|Official - DON'T Count Calories to Lose Weight
Official advice in the English NHS on how to lose weight could radically change after a report has shown that counting calories is the wrong way. A little personal anecdote here, over two years I ...
|Lib Dem FoP||11/17/2014||65||56||7||-|
|Philae Phones Home
The comet lander Philae has re-established contact with the Earth following a period when it was "out of sight" of the main Rosetta orbiter which relays the signals. Even better news: The dwindling ...
|Lib Dem FoP||11/14/2014||12||21||-||-|
|Africa's First White Post-Colonial President
Zambia is set to become the first African country to have a white President in the post-colonial era. This follows the death of President Michael Sata, 77, in a London hospital. Another former ...
|Lib Dem FoP||10/29/2014||41||48||-||-|
|EU to Increase Ebola Aid to 1 Billion Euro
European Union Heads of Government have been meeting in Brussels over Thursday and Friday. Leaders meet regularly under the aegis of the European Council. The move had been signaled earlier this week.
|Lib Dem FoP||10/24/2014||4||8||-||-|
|Kevin Vickers Was Not Carrying A Gun
The Canadian Sergeant-At-Arms was lauded by the members of the Commons with two standing ovations today. Like the start of every session, the Speaker's procession entered the chamber with Kevin ...
|Lib Dem FoP||10/23/2014||100||163||-||-|
|Actually Doc, It's "All That Glisters"
I've spent today nursing a mild cold but yesterday spend half the morning in hospital. They had an ebola scare last week and there were "latest infection alert status" posters all over; I'd started ...
|Lib Dem FoP||10/22/2014||7||12||-||-|
|Christopher Reeve's Dream To Become A Reality?
Christopher Reeve's dream of walking again after his spinal column was severed may be about to become a reality for others. British papers tomorrow are reporting the success of a procedure devised ...
|Lib Dem FoP||10/20/2014||23||103||1||-|
|Dr Who Dalek to Teach Computer Programming
From Wednesday this week the BBC will release a free Dr Who themed game to help teach computer coding. Since September, the start of the school year, computer programming has been a compulsory ...
|Lib Dem FoP||10/20/2014||6||4||1||-|
|Best New British Building to be Announced Tonight
One of the BBC's "Public Purposes" (4c) under its Royal Charter is "stimulating creativity and cultural excellence". As part of this each year it joins with the Royal Institute of British ...
|Lib Dem FoP||10/16/2014||2||5||1||-|
|Are UK Ebola Protocols the Current Gold Standard?
Will Pooley, the 29 year old British nurse who has survived ebola is on his way back to Sierra Leone to help fight the disease. He also traveled to the USA to donate blood to treat Dr Kent Brantly ...
|Lib Dem FoP||10/15/2014||76||79||2||-|
|"Double Irish" Tax Dodge to Go
Irish finance minister Michael Noonan announced in his budget presentation that the controversial " Double Irish " tax avoidance arrangement is to be abolished. This has been used - along with ...
|Lib Dem FoP||10/14/2014||6||13||1||-|
|New Remote Internet Tech Could Help Save Wildlife
London Zoo is trialling the latest development in remote internet facilities. The aim of the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is to see if using TV White Space (TVWS) connections can improve ...
|Lib Dem FoP||10/10/2014||8||20||3||-|
|First Ebola Case Not Contracted in Africa
A Spanish nurse has become the first person to be infected with ebola outside of Africa. She was part of the team who treated two priests, Manuel Garcia Viejo and Miguel Pajares, who died of the ...
|Lib Dem FoP||10/06/2014||18||12||1||-|
|Wonga Pays Loads of Moolah for Payday Loan Practices
The UK's Financial Conduct Agency has imposed a huge penalty on Wonga, a payday loan company, for their practices. For failing to properly assess if the lenders could repay, they are being forced to ...
|Lib Dem FoP||10/02/2014||3||3||-||-|
|British Parliament Recalled Friday to Approve Air Strikes Against ISIL in Iraq
The British Parliament is to be recalled for Friday for the Commons to approve air attacks on ISIL in Iraq. The resolution will not include approval for attacks in Syria. The proposal has the ...
|Lib Dem FoP||09/24/2014||9||3||1||-|
|Win £10,000 for a £1 Coin (Not spam, honest Guv)
The Royal Mint last week announced a competition for a design for the new £1 coin. It is open internationally do you too could win £10,000 if your's is chosen. Shortlisted designs win at least £...
|Lib Dem FoP||09/21/2014||5||5||-||-|
|Scotland Has Voted No To Independence
With some areas still counting, including Edinburgh, it is clear that the No campaign has won. Results have come in from 25 out of 32 local government administrative areas. The totals so far are ...
|Lib Dem FoP||09/18/2014||355||98||1||-|
|Vote Will Be No In Scottish Independence Referendum
On line bookmakers Betfair are so confident that the result of the referendum on Scottish independence will be "No" that they have already paid out bets that this would be the result. The firm ...
|Lib Dem FoP||09/17/2014||18||5||-||-|
|Boeing Dreamliner or Nightmare?
This week Al Jazeera English is to broadcast a documentary on the safety of Boeing's 787 'Dreamliner' calling into question the engineering quality in the assembly factories. They were approached by ...
|Lib Dem FoP||09/08/2014||32||20||2||-|
|Insurance Companies Causing Childhood Allergies?
There was a fascinating documentary in the Horizon strand on BBC Two last night which investigated the theory that childhood allergies and asthma are caused by lack of exposure to a range of micro-...
|Lib Dem FoP||08/29/2014||10||2||-||-|
|BBC "Sabotage" Scandal Rocks Nation
A shocking scandal in a BBC show is making front page news. Its viewing figures are the largest of all the programming currently on British television - this week a million more people watched it ...
|Lib Dem FoP||08/28/2014||11||8||-||-|
|Life Saving App Launches in London
Response times from conventional emergency services can be too long to prevent irreversible injuries like brain damage, even in the best served cities. The London Ambulance Service manages to attend ...
|Lib Dem FoP||08/27/2014||7||5||-||-|
|US Police Forces - Too Big AND Too Small?
Last week the Guardian had this commentary on the situation in Ferguson and a comparison with the police killing of a young black man which sparked riots in London and other English cities in 2011: ...
|Lib Dem FoP||08/26/2014||7||7||1||-|
|Notting Hill Carnival - A Bloody Link to the First Pirate Radio
This bank holiday weekend has seen the Notting Hill Carnival in London. It has become the largest street celebration in Europe and, arguably, one of the first manifestations of London's post ...
|Lib Dem FoP||08/25/2014||16||13||-||-|
|Richard Attenborough Has Died
Lord Richard "Dickie" Attenborough, best known as a film director and actor, has died five days short of his 91st birthday. He had lived in a nursing home, along with his wife who he married in 1945,
|Lib Dem FoP||08/25/2014||24||63||1||-|
|Sanctions Hitting Russian Oil Company
The Financial Times is reporting today that western sanctions on Russia following the invasion of Crimea are hitting Rosneft, the Russian "state" oil company. Rather than borrowing from banks, ...
|Lib Dem FoP||08/22/2014||14||4||-||-|
|Possible Ebola Death in Ireland
The Irish authorities are conducting tests on the body of a man who returned to Ireland from Sierra Leone two weeks ago. Dessie Quinn (44) had been treated for malaria but was found dead earlier on ...
|Lib Dem FoP||08/21/2014||18||18||-||-|
|British Zionists Campaign Against Humanitarian Aid to Gaza
Last week the UK's Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) launched a campaign to raise funds for humanitarian aid for the people of Gaza. Their TV advertisement was shown free by the main terrestrial ...
|Lib Dem FoP||08/16/2014||6||9||-||-|
|British Boxing Promoter Now Trans Woman
News today that a well known British boxing match promoter, Frank Maloney is undergoing gender reassignment therapy and has been living as Kellie for a year. More interesting perhaps is the coverage ...
|Lib Dem FoP||08/10/2014||6||4||-||-|
|3 Year Old Niema Needs Medical Evacuation From Gaza
You may not know Niema's name. She is the little girl featured from about 1min 30 in this video testimony from Jon Snow, chief anchor of Channel 4 News in the UK: (WARNING: images in this video are ...
|Lib Dem FoP||08/06/2014||3||10||-||-|
|The Lamps Are Going Out
It's late afternoon on the last day of peace, August 4, 1914. The British Foreign Secretary, Sir Edward Grey is counting down the hours until 10pm when the British ultimatum to Germany expires. He ...
|Lib Dem FoP||08/03/2014||4||13||-||-|
|Massive Unexploded Bomb Found Outside UN Food Distribution Center in Gaza
Stuart Webb works for Channel 4 News in the UK. Today he tweeted this picture of what's been identified as a US Mk 84 "Hammer" bomb outside the gates of a UNWRA distribution warehouse in Gaza. The ...
|Lib Dem FoP||08/01/2014||92||12||-||-|
|Russia Ordered to Pay $51 Billion and Other Woes
Russia has been ordered to pay $51.57 Billion to shareholders of Yukos Oil. Russian officials had manipulated the company's tax to bankrupt it. Its former owner Mikhail Khodorkovsky was an opponent ...
|Lib Dem FoP||07/28/2014||7||12||-||-|
|A British Journalist's Powerful Comments on Gaza
Jon Snow is a veteran presenter of the 7pm evening news on Channel 4 in the UK. This is one of the four "public service broadcasters" alongside the BBC, ITV and Five. Independent Television News ...
|Lib Dem FoP||07/27/2014||70||78||2||-|
|Israel Rejects Kerry Humanitarian Pause Plan UPDATE: IDF may "significantly broaden" operations
The Israeli government has rejected the proposal from John Kerry for a seven day humanitarian pause to the conflict: Mr Kerry has been pushing for a halt to 18 days of fighting between Israel and ...
|Lib Dem FoP||07/25/2014||94||35||-||-|
|Breaking: Another Plane Disappears Over a War Zone
A Swiftair MD83 plane operating for Air Algerie has disappeared from radar and is thought to have crashed. It was on a route from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers, an almost direct south-north ...
|Lib Dem FoP||07/24/2014||14||10||-||-|
|Seals Like Offshore Wind
Researchers tracking the movements of seals in the North Sea have discovered they like visiting offshore wind turbines. They fitted a number of harbour - or common - seals (Phoca vitulina) and grey ...
|Lib Dem FoP||07/22/2014||8||26||-||-|
|Church of England Votes for Women Bishops
The Church of England General Synod ...
|Lib Dem FoP||07/14/2014||9||16||-||-|
|The News You are Forbidden to Watch
As you may know, some cable companies carry Al Jazeera America. This is a version made safe for American audiences to protect them from the extremism on Al Jazeera English that the rest of the world ...
|Lib Dem FoP||07/12/2014||16||41||1||-|
|George Clooney - Hero in the Fight Against Irresponsible and Lying Newspapers
On Monday, the Daily Mail in the UK published an article on their web site, later reproduced with slight changes in their print edition. It alleged that the mother of George Clooney's fiancee was ...
|Lib Dem FoP||07/09/2014||11||18||1||-|
|A Reminder to Jews and Muslims
Both religions suffer from their holy books and commentaries being mis-translated or falsely represented by their opponents. As the conflict in the Middle East ratchets up, let me remind you of ...
|Lib Dem FoP||07/08/2014||7||7||-||-|
|"Gay Cake" Row Saga Moves to Northern Ireland
You may recall the case of the Colorado baker who was found to have illegally discriminated when he refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. (Warning: link is to a Fox News commentary for a ...
|Lib Dem FoP||07/08/2014||43||31||-||-|
|Palestinian Boy Was Burned to Death - "Cover-up" Fueling New Intifada?
Mohammad Abu Khdair, the 16 year old Palestinian who it's assumed was murdered in revenge for the killing of three Israeli teens, was burned to death. Burns covered 90% of his body, ranging from ...
|Lib Dem FoP||07/05/2014||226||85||-||-|
|Murdochgate: Five Buggers Sentenced UPDATED: More charges on way?
Last week's acquittal of Rebekah Brooks was spun by the Murdoch press as vindicating the News of the World (NoW). The Sun, its sister weekday paper which started a Sunday edition to replace the ...
|Lib Dem FoP||07/04/2014||6||19||-||-|
|Breaking: 'Enhanced security' at overseas airports with US flights
Statement by Secretary Jeh Johnson: DHS continually assesses the global threat environment and reevaluates the measures we take to promote aviation security. As part of this ongoing process, I ...
|Lib Dem FoP||07/02/2014||12||8||-||-|
|UK Likely to Enshrine 0.7% Overseas Aid in Law
Last year the UK became the (hopefully) first of the G7 nations to achieve the UN target of giving 0.7% of national income as overseas development aid. Reaching the target within the parliament was ...
|Lib Dem FoP||07/02/2014||4||3||-||-|
|Senior Aide Has "Nazi!" Hissy Fit as Three Countries Give Putin the Finger
A Senior Aide to President Putin dubbed Ukrainian President Poroshenko "a Nazi" for signing the Association Agreement with the EU. Mr (Sergei) Glazyev, Mr Putin's presidential adviser on regional ...
|Lib Dem FoP||06/27/2014||9||20||-||-|
|UK Supreme Court Pushes for Assisted Suicide
Today the UK Supreme Court handed down its decisions on cases involving assisted suicide. On the face of it, these are a defeat for those seeking rulings that would allow the use of a "suicide ...
|Lib Dem FoP||06/25/2014||3||4||-||-|
|Improv Cooking - Butternut Risotto
People who cook tend to fall into two categories - those who follow recipes dutifully weighing each ingredient and those who use them as kicking off points and chuck in what looks right. I tend to ...
|Lib Dem FoP||06/24/2014||26||31||4||-|
|Breaking - Murdochgate - Verdicts in - Coulson Guilty
Literally breaking news. Verdicts are coming in. Most verdicts in the cases appear to be not guilty, including Rebekah Brooks not guilty of phone hacking. 7 defendants faced 13 charges. Some ...
|Lib Dem FoP||06/24/2014||29||72||2||-|
|New High Speed Rail Route Proposed for Northern England
Today the Chancellor of the Exchequer (UK Finance Minister) gave a speech in Manchester which included a proposal for a new high speed rail route. This new section would link Manchester with Leeds ...
|Lib Dem FoP||06/23/2014||22||30||-||-|
|Injured 71 Year Old American - Free Treatment in England
It's an everyday story. An American visitor to Britain is involved in an accident, is taken to the nearest suitable hospital and is entitled to free treatment under the National Health Service. The ...
|Lib Dem FoP||06/13/2014||16||18||-||-|
|London Buses Go Cashless
Money can't buy you love and from July 6 coins won't get you a ticket on one of these. Today Transport for London (TfL) announced that the driver/operators on their buses will no longer accept cash.
|Lib Dem FoP||06/03/2014||6||4||-||-|
|Google Issue "Right to be Forgotten" Form - For E.U. Only
Earlier this month, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) confirmed that rights to privacy under the European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights included the right for links to personal data that are "
|Lib Dem FoP||05/30/2014||5||-||-||-|
|Prince Charles Compares Putin to Hitler
Headline news in the UK is Prince Charles comparing Vladimir Putin to Hitler in a conversation with a museum assistant during an official royal tour of Canada. Charles is taking over many of the ...
|Lib Dem FoP||05/21/2014||46||8||-||-|
|Bombs Kill > 100 in Nigeria
I have not seen this mentioned yet so I'll draw people's attention to a bombing today in Nigeria that has killed over 100 people. These were twin explosions in the city of Jos, the capital of ...
|Lib Dem FoP||05/20/2014||6||6||-||-|
|Cancer Fundraiser Dies at Age 19
Many will be saddened to hear that Stephen Sutton has died age 19. When he was diagnosed with terminal cancer, he made a "bucket list" which included raising £10,000 for a charity helping teenage ...
|Lib Dem FoP||05/14/2014||1||9||-||-|
|European Court of Justice Confirms Internet "Right to be Forgotten"
The European Court of Justice, the highest EU court dealing with various EU treaties and Directives, has established a "right to be forgotten" on the internet. In ruling on a case between a Spaniard ...
|Lib Dem FoP||05/13/2014||17||21||-||-|
|We Are Unity
There was a quite extra-ordinary victory speech at the end of tonight's Eurovision Song Contest. Broadcast live across Europe, including Russia, it is a powerful declaration of the purpose of the ...
|Lib Dem FoP||05/10/2014||1||2||-||-|
|USA Moves Up Education League - to #14
Pearson Education, in association with the Economist, has published its latest index on cognitive skills and educational attainment in a number of countries and an accompanying report. Unlike the end-
|Lib Dem FoP||05/08/2014||1||2||-||-|
|Murdoch Loses Out as UK Broadcaster is Sold to Viacom
Rupert Murdoch has been thwarted in his long term ambitions to infiltrate the UK terrestrial broadcast market in the same way his BSkyB operation dominates the satellite market. For many years he ...
|Lib Dem FoP||05/01/2014||3||9||-||-|
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