Monday, 20 November 2017

Tag Archives: Britain

Britain facing social care crisis, charities warn

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LONDON: Britain is facing a social care crisis with many people unaware and unprepared for the potential care costs that come with older age. UK adults underestimated the average weekly cost for elderly residential care by over £300 when asked by think tank the Centre for the Modern Family. While ...

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Broad tops Botham as England rout West Indies

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BIRMINGHAM: Stuart Broad starred as England thrashed the West Indies by an innings and 209 runs to ensure the inaugural day/night Test in Britain ended inside three days at Edgbaston. West Indies, following-on, lost 19 wickets for 261 runs in the day’s play as England surged to a 1-0 lead ...

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Record month for overseas visitors to the UK

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LONDON: Britain received a record number of foreign visitors in the second quarter of 2017, and the number of Britons making trips abroad reached an all-time high for the time of year, official figures showed. Some 10.75 million foreigners visited Britain for tourism or other purposes between April and June, ...

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Becky James announces retirement

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LONDON: Former sprint and Keirin world champion Becky James has announced her retirement at the age of 25. James says that cycling will still be a part of her life, but her new focus will be about turning her passion for baking into a business. “Over the past year, I ...

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EU Commission Says Infected Eggs Spread To 17 Nations

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LONDON: The European Commission says that at least fifteen EU countries, as well as Hong Kong and Switzerland, have received eggs contaminated with the insecticide fipronil. Its announcement comes ahead of a planned meeting with ministers and other officials next month to discuss the crisis. The European Commission, the European ...

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Clooneys to help 3,000 Syrian children in Lebanon

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LEBANON: George and Amal Clooney plan to help nearly 3,000 Syrian refugee children go to school this year in Lebanon, where the United Nations says around 200,000 Syrian refugee children are out of education. More than one million Syrians – including over 500,000 children – are registered as refugees in ...

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Uzbekistan holds ex-president’s daughter in custody

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ALMATY: Gulnara Karimova, elder daughter of late Uzbek ex-president Islam Karimov, is in custody following a 2015 conviction for extortion and embezzlement and is being investigated for more crimes, the Uzbek Prosecutor General’s office said. The announcement is the first official word on the fate of Karimova, 45, who disappeared ...

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Libor will end in 2021 says Britain’s top financial regulator

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LONDON: Libor, the benchmark underpinning more than $350 trillion of financial products, will be phased out by the end of 2021, as U.K. regulators and banks look to replace the scandal-tarred indicator with a more reliable system. Andrew Bailey, the head of the Financial Conduct Authority, said Thursday that the ...

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