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By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 26th, 2014
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FBI says ISIS leader ‘Jihadi John’ from videos, but doesn’t name Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary

The FBI believes it has identified the masked Islamic State militant responsible for beheading Westerners in ISIS videos, but law enforcement will not reveal the identity of the man known only as “Jihadi John,” More...

By Guest Author On Friday, September 19th, 2014
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Simmer Down: Keeping Workers Cool When Temperatures Go Up

The mention of heatwaves and the UK didn’t use to be words used words together in the same sentence, but it seems hot summers leading to difficult working conditions may become a regular feature, if forecasters More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 19th, 2014
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Scotland remains with the UK after landslide vote

Scottish voters early Friday chose to remain with the United Kingdom following a campaign that was marked by extraordinary turnout and profound division. The “no” vote was decisively 55-percent of the More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
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Cheltenham Set For Redevelopment

Work is well underway to build a new grandstand at Cheltenham Racecourse which is scheduled to be complete in time for the 2016 Festival, the biggest meeting of the year on the National Hunt calendar. Although Cheltenham More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, September 15th, 2014
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Students in England school to be fingerprinted for monitoring diets

A school in England is implementing a biometric system to better track what students are eating each day. The Express & Star reports that students at Redhill School in Stourbridge, England will be fingerprinted More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, September 15th, 2014
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British Muslims ask leaders, media to stop calling ISIS ‘Islamic State’

Some British Muslim leaders have called on Prime Minister David Cameron and other politicians to stop referring to the Sunni militant jihadist group as the “Islamic State” and have instead suggested the media More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, September 14th, 2014
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David Haines, British aid worker beheaded by ISIS, Alan Henning next

Islamic State Sunni militants released a new video on social media on Saturday showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines. In the video the masked Muslim with a British accent addresses U.K. Prime More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, September 8th, 2014
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From battling cancer to coping with phobias – lessons from Ashya King

The recent news story concerning British youngster Ashya King whose parents were imprisoned for taking their seriously ill young son out of hospital demonstrated an incredible level of bravery. Ashya King is a five More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, September 4th, 2014
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Government initiative called ECO (the Energy Companies Obligation)

The Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) has been in the news a lot lately, so you have probably heard about it at some point. However, if you don’t know the full details of the scheme then you might like to take More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
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Fear of racism allegations linked to silence of sexual abuse, trafficking of 1400 children by Muslims

The sexual abuse and the trafficking of  at least 1400 children went unreported in the United Kingdom due to fears of being branded racist for identifying the perpetrators as Muslim men. “Children as young More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, August 27th, 2014
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UK Liberal Democrats call for sex education at age 7 to make ‘informed choices’

The movement grows in England to begin sex education at the age of seven. The proposed curriculum would be made “age appropriate” for the children says “Liberal Democrats” in the new Guardian More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, August 19th, 2014
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We All Scream for Ice Cream: The Story of the Good Humor Man

It seems incredible that there was once a world without the ice cream man. But, it’s true. Not all children have experienced an ice cream truck roving through their neighborhood. And, in fact, the history of the More...

By Guest Author On Monday, August 18th, 2014
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Technology is driving the UK’s booming motor finance sector

It’s no secret that the motor finance sector is big business in the US – in fact it’s booming. Jump across the pond and it’s pretty much the same story; the UK’s motor finance sector is growing More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
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Medical Negligence in the UK: From Victim to Victor

Medical negligence – also known as clinical negligence – is where a patient takes a medical practitioner to court in order to claim compensation after suffering harm due to negligence on the part of the doctor More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, August 12th, 2014
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101st Tour de France – A successful Tour?

Despite last year being the 100th Tour de France the 101st seemed to have much more of a party atmosphere. For the first time Britain had four stages, the other three times the Tour had dipped its toe in Britain More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
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UK cracks down on pedophiles, arrest over 660 with child porn on computers

The Brits are cracking down on kiddy porn, arresting over  650 suspected pedophiles as part of a six-month operation targeting people accessing child abuse images online, says a July 16 BBC report. “The National More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, July 11th, 2014
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Brits forced Guardian to destroy Snowden docs, White House

The White House was given a heads up that UK authorities were to force The Guardian newspaper to destroy hard drives containing top secret NSA documents says new July 11 reports. More details emerge surrounding More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
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British engineers build flying robots ‘copters’ which ‘learn as they fly’

Flying robots that can show true autonomy and even a bit of politeness in working together and venturing into hostile environments are being developed by engineers at the University of Sheffield. The research paves More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, June 13th, 2014
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Paul McCartney joins animal experiment protest in UK

The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) has welcomed support from Sir Paul McCartney, who has joined the NAVS campaign to end secrecy in animal experiments in the UK. Sir Paul is joined by 24 fellow celebrities More...

By Laura Jones On Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014
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Judge rules to allow gay adoption against the request of the parents

Britain’s sneior judge ruled against biological parents this week, allowing a gay couple to adopt a child, despite the request to honor their religious preferences. The parents, who are a Slovakian Catholic More...

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