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Penny for Rich: New tax rate saves UK millionaires £100m

The British government is bending over backwards to slash taxes and raise living standards for its people. The result - rich individuals and big businesses are stuffing their pockets with more cash, while the public pays the price. But despite criticism from MPs, the tax authorities aren't willing to change the status quo. 

Penny for Rich: New tax rate saves UK millionaires 100mn pounds

UK's second major storm in days leaves thousands of homes without power

Thousands of homes are without power and many more threatened by flooding after the second major storm to hit the country in days, which saw wind gusts of more than 100mph and heavy rain falling on to already saturated ground.

McAfee sponsored cyber security exhibit in UK museum sidelines Snowden leaks

A new UK museum on surveillance and cyber security has refused to include Snowden’s revelations in its installation, sponsored by famous anti-virus magnate, McAfee. The decision was blasted by MPs who said Snowden should be considered part of history.

Barclays fined $3.75 million for failing to retain records

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority on Thursday said it fined Barclays Capital Inc. almost $4 million for what it called "systemic failures" in records retention.

UN Human Rights Chief: Surveillance Backlash Akin to Anti-Aparthied Movement

The international outcry in response to leaks provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is similar to the backlash against the apartheid regime in South Africa, UN human rights chief Navanethem "Navi" Pillay said during a radio interview Thursday.

‘Climate of ethnic profiling’: UN criticizes UK immigration bill

Planned immigration laws could lead to a climate of “ethnic profiling” in the UK, warns the UN. The new legislation could fine landlords for renting properties to illegal immigrants in a move that could result in their “marginalization from society”.

'No room at the inn': Britain condemned for turning its back on Syria's refugees

The Government has been accused of adopting a “no room at the inn” policy after rejecting a United Nations appeal to allow refugees fleeing the crisis in Syria to live in Britain.

Iron Maiden uses piracy numbers to plan 'massive sellout' concert tours

A famous heavy metal band from the United Kingdom is using online metrics to identify fans that download its music. But the group isn’t taking the data to file a lawsuit against those fans. Instead, it’s using the information to perform concerts for them.

UK may legalize fracking under homes without prior warning

Hydraulic fracturing may soon take place under thousands of homes across the United Kingdom without their owners’ knowledge. Based on a proposed law change the burden of notifying homeowners will be lifted from energy companies.

West negotiates with terrorists as Syria atrocities reach new level

Horrifying reports from a Syrian town suggest that entire families have been massacred by rebel fighters and also that civilians have been kidnapped and used as human shields.

Al-Qaeda linked jihadists forced their way to Adra, which is just outside Damascus, launching a massive assault on residents which reportedly killed more than eighty people - including children.

Michel Chossudovsky, director of the Center for Research on Globalization gives his thoughts on the ongoing crisis in Syria.

'West negotiates with terrorists as Syria atrocities reach new level'

Member of the House of Lords defends 'clocking in' to claim expenses

A peer previously jailed for expenses fraud has defended regularly "clocking in" to claim a £300 daily attendance allowance despite spending less than 40 minutes inside the House of Lords.

London Bankers Expect 44% Bonus Increase, Survey Finds

Managing directors at banks in London are expecting a 44 percent rise in bonuses for 2013 even as European authorities seek to scale back compensation, according to a recruiter’s survey.

England and Afghanistan could play match at Wembley to mark end of war

A match between the England and Afghanistan football teams to mark the end of the 12-year war could be held at Wembley after a major new programme to boost the game was launched by David Cameron and the former England player Michael Owen.

Terrifying video reveals how London Heathrow can spread a pandemic in days

A global pandemic is one of the most serious threats to the future of the human race and now scientists have made a video showing how a deadly virus could spread from London’s busy Heathrow airport.

French minister calls on Britain to change its immigration policy

An outspoken French Minister has called on Britain to loosen its immigration policy to ease the pressure on guards at Calais, caused by immigrants waiting to enter the UK.

UK patients poisoned and maimed by NHS blunders

Shocking figures have disclosed that terrible blunders committed by the National Health Service (NHS) have left scores of patients maimed, injured or poisoned in Britain this year.

RBS to pay €72.5m in US sanctions probe

Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc will pay $100m (€72.5m) to resolve U.S. probes into the bank's dealings with Sudan, Iran, and other sanctioned countries, U.S. authorities said on Wednesday.

'I'm experiencing austerity as well', says Princess Michael of Kent

Princess Michael of Kent has explained how she and her husband have been hit by austerity; meaning they can no longer dine out as it's "too extravagant".

Home repossessions 'are set to soar again' - thousands could lose properties when period of rock-bottom interest rates ends

The ‘benign period’ during which the number of families being repossessed or falling behind with their mortgage has remained exceptionally low ‘may be coming to an end’, the Council of Mortgage Lenders said yesterday.

The UK's poorest pay the price for austerity: Workers face biggest fall in living standards since Victorian era

The biggest drop in living standards since the Victorian age is seeing low and middle earners suffering an unprecedented squeeze on their incomes as austerity measures continue to bite, with women and part-time workers disproportionately affected, research reveals today.

UK government gave money to child sex ring in 70s

Government allegedly gave tens of thousands of pounds to Paedophile Information Exchange, which openly campaigned to legalise child sex.

Britain set to aid France in Central African Republic

Britain could join France in sending troops to beleaguered country as UN warns of spiral into genocide

More surge tides forecast after thousands evacuated along UK's east coast

Thousands of people were evacuated from their homes overnight as the highest tidal surge in 60 years moved along the east coast of England.

Across the country more than 100,000 properties were hit by power cuts as winds of up to 140mph battered powerlines.

Elderly Britons take brunt of National Health Service budget cuts

Official data show that senior British citizens are being denied certain much-needed surgeries as the National Health Service (NHS) struggles to meet its £20 billion savings target by 2015.

UK Chancellor says austerity is working - but repair 'far from over'

In a confident performance, the chancellor mounted a robust defence of his record in office, saying "the stability and low mortgage rates, lower deficit and falling borrowing have been hard won by this country, but let us be clear: they cuold easily be lost."

UK Chancellor George Osborne is making people work until they drop

George Osborne was today accused of 'living in a fantasy land' after it was revealed Britons currently in their 20s could be forced to work until their 70s.

Mother reveals horrific moment her baby was snatched from her womb by social workers

She is the Italian mother at the centre of an international row after Britain’s secretive family courts decided without her consent that she should have a caesarean under anaesthetic, and that after her baby was cut from her womb it should be put into care and earmarked for adoption.

RBS IT 'glitch' leaves bank facing £1bn bill

Royal Bank of Scotland is likely to have to spend more than £1bn upgrading its computer systems after the lender was forced to apologise for an IT failure that saw millions of customers unable to access their money on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

Food poverty in UK has reached level of 'public health emergency', warn experts

Hunger in Britain has reached the level of a “public health emergency” and the Government may be covering up the extent to which austerity and welfare cuts are adding to the problem, leading experts have said.

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