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Margaret Thatcher's foes turned anger into big business, and a soundtrack for the '80s

Apr 8, 2013
From punk rock to TV satires such as Spitting Image, many of those who set out to pillory Margaret Thatcher for her policies made a nice living doing so. Listen to the soundtrack that hate created.
Posted In: Margaret Thatcher, Britain, Music

U.K. government battles to cut deficit

Jan 8, 2013
The U.K.'s coalition government has just passed the halfway point in its first term. Critics say its continuing tough talk on austerity is constraining growth.
Posted In: U.K., Britain, david cameron, deficit-cutting, austerity

Britain glad, but not surprised, over fiscal cliff's end

Jan 1, 2013
British worry that Americans will just keep printing money, rather than focus on our own austerity measures.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Britain

Graphene material gets big investment from Britain

Dec 27, 2012
The British government is plowing more public money into a miracle new substance. Graphene is said to be the lightest, thinnest and strongest material known to man. It was developed in Britain and could revolutionize high-tech manufacturing.
Posted In: Britain, Science

Using Twitter to summon emergency help

Dec 18, 2012
On the face of it, it sounds crazy: Your house or apartment is on fire, and rather than phoning the emergency services, you tweet them. But that is what the London Fire Brigade is mulling over.
Posted In: Britain, Twitter, fire, emergency

British ash trees threatened by fungus from Denmark

Dec 4, 2012
The disease could wipe out a third of Britain's forest, and landowners and tree growers could lose tens of millions.
Posted In: trees, Britain, import export

British government wants booze price hike

Nov 28, 2012
Faced with the costs of alcoholism and alcohol-related crime, Britain's government wants to introduce a mandatory minimum price for alcohol. Cheap drink is believed to cost the country billions of dollars each year.
Posted In: Britain, alcohol

Could Britain leave the European Union?

Nov 22, 2012
Britain contributes far more to the budget of the European Union than it receives in subsidies for agriculture and infrastructure. Its prime minister wants to freeze the budget where it is.
Posted In: Britain, david cameron, Brixit, European Union

British Army brought in to fill Olympic security gap

Jul 12, 2012
The British government says it will have to deploy an extra 3,500 soldiers to protect the Olympic Games after a private security contractor abruptly said it would fall short.
Posted In: Olympics 2012, London, Britain

The curse of the skyscraper strikes again

Jul 4, 2012
Tomorrow, The Shard will officially open in London. It's the tallest building in Europe at over a thousand feet high. Meanwhile, Britain's economy isn't looking so good.
Posted In: The Shard, London, Britain, U.K.

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