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Britain's Cold War Veterans: Out in the cold?

Feb 26, 2014
Some British veterans ordered to witness nuclear explosions during the Cold War went on to develop serious health problems.
Posted In: veterans, Britain

Climate change is making English wine better

Feb 21, 2014
Climate change is reversing the fortunes of a once derided industry.
Posted In: wine, Britain, United Kingdom, UK, France, Agriculture

What was it like to be a servant in Britain 100 years ago?

Dec 18, 2013
The wealth inequality we have in the US today is no match for what it was like in England 100 years ago.
Posted In: domestic workers, servants, Britain

New nuclear plant is explosive issue for some Brits

Oct 23, 2013
Britain has just approved construction of its first new nuclear power plant in 20 years.
Posted In: energy, nuclear energy, alternative energy, Britain

Wall Street Journal battles for freedom of the press in Britain

Oct 18, 2013
The British government is trying to prohibit The Wall Street Journal from publishing the names of trades implicated in the LIBOR scandal.
Posted In: LIBOR, libor scandal, Wall Street Journal, Britain, journalism

London to become Chinese currency hub

Oct 15, 2013
There will now be a direct trading link between the British pound and the Chinese renminbi -- and that could be bad for the dollar.
Posted In: China, Britain, currency

Britain's Crystal Palace could rise again

Oct 11, 2013
A Chinese property developer has unveiled plans to recreate the Crystal Palace, a cast iron and glass building that burned down in the 1930s, in south London.
Posted In: Britain, London, architecture

Britain's snail mail for sale

Sep 12, 2013
The British Government plans to sell off a majority stake in the world’s oldest postal service – the Royal Mail.
Posted In: Royal Mail, Britain

Worries that U.K. is rebooting the housing bubble

Aug 22, 2013
The British government is offering incentives to homebuyers but critics argue that the economy is recovering and they are not a good use of taxpayers' money.
Posted In: Housing, Britain

At the English seaside, poverty comes to stay

Aug 19, 2013
Britain's coastal resorts were once the summer playground of its people with funfairs, bands and acres of sand. But the holidaymakers now head for mainland Europe.
Posted In: Britain, poverty

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