Tagged: UK

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Hi-tech hero

By Andrew Webb Technology reporter, BBC News Classic comic hero Dan Dare fired the imagination of young Britons in the 1950s and heralded the birth of hi-tech Britain, an exhibition at the London Science...

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Mail competition is ‘no benefit’

The liberalisation of the UK postal service has produced “no significant benefits” for both households and small businesses, a report has said. That is the initial finding of an independent review of the UK...

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New immigration rules announced

Details of rules controlling the number of skilled migrants from outside the European Economic Area working in the UK are due to be revealed later. Ministers say the rules would have cut skilled migrants...

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Free satellite TV service begins

A free-to-view satellite television and radio service from the BBC and ITV is being launched across the UK. Freesat is available to 98% of homes with a satellite dish, including those who are currently...

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Hungry ravens making live kills

Farmers in Wales have been reporting an increase in the number of raven attacks on their livestock and say European farming regulations may be to blame. The new rules state that dead animals need...

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UK Guantanamo inmate in legal bid

A British resident facing a military trial in Guantanamo Bay has launched a legal attempt to make the UK government release evidence for his defence. Lawyers acting for Binyam Mohamed, who was detained in...

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China leader to begin Japan visit

Chinese President Hu Jintao is set to begin a five-day state visit to Japan, the first such trip in a decade. He is expected to discuss trade,security and a dispute over undersea gas fields...

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EU drops limits on hand luggage

Plans to restrict the size of hand luggage on planes have been scrapped by the European Commission because they are too much trouble for passengers. After an alleged 2006 plot to blow up transatlantic...