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Rickets: The Victorian disease is returning to England

England should be "profoundly ashamed" of the state of children's healthcare including the return of the Victorian-era disease rickets, the chief medical officer Professor Dame Sally Davies has said.

Tesco vows to act after study confirms huge food waste

Britain’s shameful waste of food has been confirmed by a new study that shows more than two-thirds of produce grown for bagged salads, just under half of bakery goods and four out of 10 of apples are thrown away.

White Widow Samantha Lewthwaite pens poem dedicated to Osama bin Laden

This is the poem written by the world's most wanted female terror suspect, Samantha Lewthwaite, in which she mourns the loss and praises the work of al-Qaida founder Osama bin Laden.

UK Muslims warned of militant al-Shabab threat

British Muslims who speak out against extremism are being warned that they could be targeted by members of the Somali militant group al-Shabab.

UK union UNISON calls on G4S to cease commercial activity in Israel

UNISON have called on controversial security firm G4S to cease commercial activity in Israel and Palestine territories, because it is in breach of the Geneva Convention.

Bedroom Tax minister Lord Freud admits 'not enough one-bedroom homes' bungle

Bedroom Tax minister Lord Freud has finally admitted there are not enough one-bed homes for victims of the hated levy.

Middle-class young 'will fare worse than their parents'

Today's middle-class children are on track to be the first in more than a century to be materially less well off in adulthood than their parents, a government commission is expected to warn this week.

Inequality: how wealth is distributed in the UK

For more than 30 years the gap between the richest and the rest has widened - and the trend shows no sign of slowing.

Inequality: how wealth is distributed in the UK - animated video | Comment is free

HM The Queen to receive 22% increase over next two years after being reduced to her 'last million'

The Queen is set to receive an inflation-busting 22 per cent ‘pay rise’ over two years, according to new official figures.

Red Cross launches emergency food aid plan for UK’s hungry

The Red Cross will this winter start collecting and distributing food aid to the needy in Britain for the first time since the Second World War, as welfare cuts and the economic downturn send soaring numbers of people to soup kitchens and food banks across Europe.

MI5 chief Andrew Parker warns of Islamist threat to UK public

Thousands of Islamist extremists in the UK see the British public as a legitimate target for attacks, the director general of MI5 has warned.

Brazil’s Rousseff on Canada leak: US and allies must stop spying ‘once and for all’

In sharp reaction to the latest NSA leak revealing Canada’s acute interest in the Brazilian mining industry, President Dilma Rousseff condemned the “cyberwar” launched by the US and its allies against Brazil and demanded they stop the espionage.

Canadian spy agency ‘dissected’ Brazilian Energy Ministry

Canada, as well as the US, infiltrated and spied on the Brazilian Energy Ministry, a new leak by Edward Snowden has revealed. The leaked documents show how the data gleaned through espionage was shared with international spy network the ‘Five Eyes.’

UK deputy PM says EU referendum is a political fix

Britain’s Liberal Democrat deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will criticize as a “deeply-flawed” political fix, the pledge by Prime Minister David Cameron to hold an in/out referendum on Britain’s EU membership.

A decade of austerity: George Osborne announces ANOTHER round of brutal cuts

George Osborne today left the country facing 10 years of misery after announcing another round of brutal cuts.

Both pilots on British based airline fall asleep during flight

Both pilots on a British based airline fell asleep on the flight deck during a flight last month according to a report from the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

Climate change theories based on 'computer error'... Lord Lawson orders Met Office review

Public money is being wasted on climate change-tackling schemes based on dodgy Met Office figures, an environmental think tank has claimed.

'Learn from the Holocaust evil to protect Syria,' says David Cameron

The world may yet feel “shame” at not taking further action in Syria, David Cameron warned as he launched a bid to ensure a fitting British memorial to the Nazi Holocaust.

Attempts to blame Assad for chemical attack are baseless, Russia says

Russia says certain Western states are making baseless efforts to blame the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for a chemical weapons attack that allegedly killed hundreds of people in the suburbs of Damascus last month.

Poll shows majority of Britons against attack on Syria

Most Britons are against any military attack on Syria and would sustain their stance even in the light of evidence that accuses Damascus of conducting a gas attack near the Syrian capital, a new poll shows.

William Hague says UK Parliament could get another vote on intervention in Syria

The UK Foreign Secretary said a second vote in British Parliament would only be possible if the Government secured support from Labour.

Nonetheless, William Hague also said he could not predict returning to Parliament unless circumstances changed “dramatically”.

Syria: William Hague reiterates support for rebels as new doubts emerge

William Hague reiterated Britain's support for Syrian rebel groups as fresh doubts emerged about whether it was possible to identify a moderate rebel grouping in the event of the fall of Bashar al-Assad.

A-level student reported to police and his future university by headmaster after he criticised school in online blog

A London headteacher reported an A-Level student to police and informed the university he had applied for that the teenager had succumbed to 'violent extremism' after he criticised the school in a blog.

Troubled waters: Naval forces line Syrian shores

Mounting pressure for a Western strike on Syria has seen naval forces both friendly and hostile to Damascus build up off the embattled country’s coastline.

Furious Cameron hits back at Russia's taunt that no-one pays any attention to the UK

'Britain might be a small island but it saved Europe from fascism, abolished slavery and 'invented anything worth inventing'

Privacy pulverized: NSA, GCHQ can bypass online encryption, new Snowden leak reveals

The latest top-secret documents leaked to the media by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden reveal that United States and British spy agencies have invested billions of dollars towards efforts to make online privacy obsolete.

Syrian rebel leaders meet William Hague as world's eyes turn to G20 summit

The Syrian National Coalition meet Foreign Secretary William Hague, declaring a "coalition of the willing" are ready to launch strikes against President Assad.

Fracking firms could drill under homes without telling the owners

Companies will be allowed to ‘frack’ for shale gas underneath people’s homes without telling them, if government proposals go ahead.

Revealed: Britain sold nerve gas chemicals to Syria 10 months after 'civil unrest' began

Furious politicians have demanded Prime Minister David Cameron explain why chemical export licences were granted to firms last January – 10 months after the Syrian uprising began.

Unelected UK parliamentarian attacks musician for speaking the truth

World-renowned violinist Nigel Kennedy has been attacked by Baroness Deech of Cumnor, for something that he said at a BBC Proms concert, featuring the Palestinian Strings, a group of talented young musicians aged between twelve and twenty-three.

Jewish Peer Attacks Violinist for Israel Apartheid Remark

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