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UK to drop ‘UK’ from name

The government is in early discussions with brand consultants over concern that having ‘UK’ in the UK’s name could be a contributory factor to the slow economic recovery.

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Posted: Jun 27th, 2013
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Strafing of Lincoln prompts UK-operated drone rethink

The MoD is to reconsider the decision to remotely operate armed drones from Britain, after a house in a suburb of Lincoln was devastated by several missile strikes yesterday afternoon.

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Posted: Apr 28th, 2013
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Millions of Romanians, Bulgarians preparing to ‘avoid UK like the plague’

too much effort to fix itFears of a huge influx of immigrants from Romania and Bulgaria have given way to indignation after a poll showed workers from the two countries are preparing to ‘avoid Britain like the plague’, when movement restrictions are eased later this year.

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Posted: Apr 22nd, 2013
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Prince Philip ‘showing worrying signs of being back on good form’

‘Unfortunately,’ said psychiatrist Dr Karen Young, ‘the Duke seems to be back to that previous period of robust form when, during a state visit to China, he told a group of British students: ‘If you stay here much longer, you’ll all be slitty-eyed’; or when he told a student who had been trekking in Papua New Guinea:’You managed not to get eaten,then?’

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Posted: Feb 22nd, 2013
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Map makers thank athletes, musicians for putting towns on the map

up to 90% of UK towns 'unknown' before athletes got involvedIn 2008 Rebecca Adlington put Mansfield on the map with her heroics at the Beijing Olympics, filling a slightly embarrassing gap south of Sheffield. Now success from other British sports stars means that ‘at least 90% of the towns in Britain’ feature on road maps.

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Posted: Aug 4th, 2012
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