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Tag Archives: Britain

‘Garden villages’ to create thousands of UK homes

LONDON: Britain’s first wave of “garden villages” has been given the nod along with three more garden towns, in a move that aims to build up to 200,000 new homes. The 14 village projects of 1,500 to 10,000 homes each are a new addition to the government’s programme of garden ...

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Britain gets creative in fighting rampant food waste

London: One of Europe’s worst offenders on food waste, Britain is beginning to get its act together thanks to a surge in volunteer initiatives that help the poor as well as creating a bit of seasonal cheer. “That’s what I come out for, to have a little chat… It’s not ...

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UK in pictures 2016

In January, singer David Bowie, one of the most influential musicians of his era, died of cancer at the age of 69. Fans laid flowers in the singer’s memory at a mural in Brixton and some months later the council announced it was to be listed to ensure its long-term ...

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Britain’s local councils allowed to spy on residents

Britain’s local councils were given permission to conduct surveillance on residents living in their borough to spy on dog-walkers, those feeding pigeons or throwing garbage incorrectly. The 2,800 covert surveillance operations over five years emerged on Monday as part of a mass freedom of information request by the Liberal Democrat party. As ...

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Most British companies are optimistic about the future post-Brexit

LONDON: Nearly two-thirds of British businesses are “optimistic” about their future in the wake of the Brexit vote, a major survey has disclosed. A poll of 34,000 companies by the Institute of Directors found that 60 per cent of businesses are “optimistic” or “very optimistic” about the year ahead. The businesses, predominantly ...

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McDonald’s moves non-US tax HQ to Britain from Luxembourg

NEW YORK: McDonald’s will move fiscal headquarters for the majority of its non-US operations to Britain, it said Thursday, following an EU crackdown on tax deals struck by multinationals including the fast-food giant. McDonald’s is establishing a new Britain-based holding company to cover royalties from most licensing agreements outside the ...

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UK power capacity auction for 2020-21 clears at 22.50 pounds per kW/year

LONDON: Some power plants in Britain could be at risk of closure after missing out on agreements to provide capacity for 2020/21 in an auction that cleared at a lower-than-forecast 22.50 pounds ($28.35) per kilowatt (kW)/year. Britain began capacity auctions in 2014, looking to head off future power shortages as coal plants ...

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