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Express and Star
Why has the Black Country been overlooked in latest Lords list? « Express & StarOut of 45 new peers entering an already stuffed second chamber - the Sedgley-bo
Why has the Black Country been overlooked in latest Lords list? « Express & Star
Express and Star / Posted 21 hours ago
Out of 45 new peers entering an already stuffed second chamber - the Sedgley-born former Solihull MP Lorely Burt is the only one with links to a region with a population larger than that of Scotland. Ms Burt, who represented Solihull from 2005 to... Read more
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chroniclelive
Former Berwick Lib Dem MP Sir Alan Beith appointed as peer in House of LordsThe 72-year-old, who served the Northumberland constituency for 42 years before
Former Berwick Lib Dem MP Sir Alan Beith appointed as peer in House of Lords
chroniclelive / Posted 22 hours ago
The 72-year-old, who served the Northumberland constituency for 42 years before stepping down in May, said it was a “great honour” and pledged to use his new role to continue speaking up for the North East. He said: “I regard it as a great honour to... Read more
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New Kerala
Angelina Jolie house-hunting in London to pursue politics If you are still wondering what's the reason behind Angelina Jolie and Brad P
Angelina Jolie house-hunting in London to pursue politics
New Kerala / Posted 23 hours ago
If you are still wondering what's the reason behind Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's house hunt in London then it's because the actress wants to pursue her political ambitions in the... Read more
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Norwich Evening News 24
Former Norwich MP gives his verdict on leadership race and his successor Harriet Harman, shadow deputy prime minister, is the guest in Charles Clarke'
Former Norwich MP gives his verdict on leadership race and his successor
Norwich Evening News 24 / Posted 23 hours ago
Harriet Harman, shadow deputy prime minister, is the guest in Charles Clarke's in-conversation event at the UEA. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY If former Norwich MP Charles Clarke... Read more
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norwichadvertiser24
Former Norwich MP gives his verdict on leadership race and his successorHarriet Harman, shadow deputy prime minister, is the guest in Charles Clarke's
Former Norwich MP gives his verdict on leadership race and his successor
norwichadvertiser24 / Posted yesterday
Harriet Harman, shadow deputy prime minister, is the guest in Charles Clarke's in-conversation event at the UEA. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY If former Norwich MP Charles Clarke were... Read more
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EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press
Former Norwich MP gives his verdict on leadership race and his successor Harriet Harman, shadow deputy prime minister, is the guest in Charles Clarke'
Former Norwich MP gives his verdict on leadership race and his successor
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press / Posted yesterday
Harriet Harman, shadow deputy prime minister, is the guest in Charles Clarke's in-conversation event at the UEA. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY If former Norwich MP Charles Clarke... Read more
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heraldscotland
New peers ''should have to have had success in their profession'A sleaze watchdog did reject seven names put forward for by different parties f
New peers ''should have to have had success in their profession'
heraldscotland / Posted yesterday
A sleaze watchdog did reject seven names put forward for by different parties for peerages. But members of the Lords have called for its powers to be beefed up. Baroness Deech, the lawyer and former chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology... Read more
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Independent
Teresa Gorman obituary: Maverick MP who fought Major over EuropeShe was the highest-profile figure of an otherwise largely anonymous band of MP
Teresa Gorman obituary: Maverick MP who fought Major over Europe
Independent / Posted yesterday
She was the highest-profile figure of an otherwise largely anonymous band of MPs whose Eurosceptic plottings led Major to label them “The Bastards”. The Conservative whip was withdrawn from them after they refused to back the EC Finance Bill in... Read more
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walesonline
Morning news headlinesRECORD HIGH NET MIGRATION DEALS BLOW TO PM'S AIMS TO REDUCE ARRIVALS David Cam
Morning news headlines
walesonline / Posted yesterday
RECORD HIGH NET MIGRATION DEALS BLOW TO PM'S AIMS TO REDUCE ARRIVALS David Cameron's aim of cutting net migration to below 100,000 has been dealt a devastating blow as official data confirmed the number has jumped again, reaching a record high. The... Read more
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Manchester Evening News
Morning news headlinesRECORD HIGH NET MIGRATION DEALS BLOW TO PM'S AIMS TO REDUCE ARRIVALS David Cam
Morning news headlines
Manchester Evening News / Posted yesterday
RECORD HIGH NET MIGRATION DEALS BLOW TO PM'S AIMS TO REDUCE ARRIVALS David Cameron's aim of cutting net migration to below 100,000 has been dealt a devastating blow as official data confirmed the number has jumped again, reaching a record high. The... Read more
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Marie Claire
Angelina Jolie Wants To Move To London To Pursue Political AmbitionBrad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are reportedly house hunting in London. The Holly
Angelina Jolie Wants To Move To London To Pursue Political Ambition
Marie Claire / Posted yesterday
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are reportedly house hunting in London. The Hollywood A-listers are looking to add another home to their already impressive property portfolio and are looking at a move to the capital so matriarch Angelina can continue... Read more
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birminghammail
Morning news headlinesRECORD HIGH NET MIGRATION DEALS BLOW TO PM'S AIMS TO REDUCE ARRIVALS David Cam
Morning news headlines
birminghammail / Posted yesterday
RECORD HIGH NET MIGRATION DEALS BLOW TO PM'S AIMS TO REDUCE ARRIVALS David Cameron's aim of cutting net migration to below 100,000 has been dealt a devastating blow as official data confirmed the number has jumped again, reaching a record high. The... Read more
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chroniclelive
Morning news headlinesRECORD HIGH NET MIGRATION DEALS BLOW TO PM'S AIMS TO REDUCE ARRIVALS David Cam
Morning news headlines
chroniclelive / Posted yesterday
RECORD HIGH NET MIGRATION DEALS BLOW TO PM'S AIMS TO REDUCE ARRIVALS David Cameron's aim of cutting net migration to below 100,000 has been dealt a devastating blow as official data confirmed the number has jumped again, reaching a record high. The... Read more
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Surrey Advertiser
Morning news headlinesRECORD HIGH NET MIGRATION DEALS BLOW TO PM'S AIMS TO REDUCE ARRIVALS David Cam
Morning news headlines
Surrey Advertiser / Posted yesterday
RECORD HIGH NET MIGRATION DEALS BLOW TO PM'S AIMS TO REDUCE ARRIVALS David Cameron's aim of cutting net migration to below 100,000 has been dealt a devastating blow as official data confirmed the number has jumped again, reaching a record high. The... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Morning news headlines: Record high net migration deals blow to PM's aims of reducing arrivals, David Cameron announces 26 new Tory peers amid 'cronies' claimsRECORD HIGH NET MIGRATION DEALS BLOW TO PM'S AIMS TO REDUCE ARRIVALS David Cam
Morning news headlines: Record high net migration deals blow to PM's aims of reducing arrivals, David Cameron announces 26 new Tory peers amid 'cronies' claims
Liverpool Echo / Posted yesterday
RECORD HIGH NET MIGRATION DEALS BLOW TO PM'S AIMS TO REDUCE ARRIVALS David Cameron's aim of cutting net migration to below 100,000 has been dealt a devastating blow as official data confirmed the number has jumped again, reaching a record high. The... Read more
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Reading Evening Post
Morning news headlinesRECORD HIGH NET MIGRATION DEALS BLOW TO PM'S AIMS TO REDUCE ARRIVALS David Cam
Morning news headlines
Reading Evening Post / Posted yesterday
RECORD HIGH NET MIGRATION DEALS BLOW TO PM'S AIMS TO REDUCE ARRIVALS David Cameron's aim of cutting net migration to below 100,000 has been dealt a devastating blow as official data confirmed the number has jumped again, reaching a record high. The... Read more
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Shropshire Star
David Cameron announces 26 new Tory peers amid 'cronies' claims « Shropshire StarSome 45 people are joining the upper chamber in the dissolution list - with the
David Cameron announces 26 new Tory peers amid 'cronies' claims « Shropshire Star
Shropshire Star / Posted 2 days ago
Some 45 people are joining the upper chamber in the dissolution list - with the Liberal Democrats getting 11 more places despite being routed at the general election and Labour eight. New members include former Conservative Cabinet ministers William... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Just when you thought the House of Lords couldn't get worse - it doesA millionaire donor, a host of ex-MPs and a string of long-serving Conservative
Just when you thought the House of Lords couldn't get worse - it does
Daily Mirror / Posted 2 days ago
A millionaire donor, a host of ex-MPs and a string of long-serving Conservative councillors will help pack the unelected chamber, it has been revealed. The Prime Minister also doled out gongs to chums and advisers as the dissolution lists were... Read more
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Scotsman
Michelle Mone among new faces in House of LordsENTREPRENEUR Michelle Mone is one of 45 new peers to be announced by Downing St
Michelle Mone among new faces in House of Lords
Scotsman / Posted 2 days ago
ENTREPRENEUR Michelle Mone is one of 45 new peers to be announced by Downing Street. The Scottish lingerie tycoon, who has been appointed to head a review encouraging new businesses in employment black-spots, had been tipped for a peerage earlier... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
David Cameron announces 26 new Tory peers amid 'cronies' claims David Cameron with two of his new Tory peers, former minister William Hague a
David Cameron announces 26 new Tory peers amid 'cronies' claims
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
David Cameron with two of his new Tory peers, former minister William Hague and aide Kate Fall. David Cameron has been accused of packing the House of Lords with cronies after... Read more
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Northern Echo
Delight and anger as former Tory MPs are granted peeragesA FORMER Tory MP who was deselected after a long-running feud with her constitu
Delight and anger as former Tory MPs are granted peerages
Northern Echo / Posted 2 days ago
A FORMER Tory MP who was deselected after a long-running feud with her constituency association and ex-Foreign Secretary William Hague have been handed peerages by David Cameron. Some leading Conservatives in North Yorkshire said while former... Read more
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Croydon Guardian
David Cameron announces 26 new Tory peers amid 'cronies' claimsDavid Cameron has been accused of packing the House of Lords with cronies after
David Cameron announces 26 new Tory peers amid 'cronies' claims
Croydon Guardian / Posted 2 days ago
David Cameron has been accused of packing the House of Lords with cronies after unveiling 26 new Tory peers and showering his aides with other honours. Some 45 people are joining the upper chamber in the dissolution list - with the Liberal Democrats... Read more
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heraldscotland
David Cameron accused of rewarding cronies with new peeragesAnother new member of the Lords, former science minister David Willetts once wr
David Cameron accused of rewarding cronies with new peerages
heraldscotland / Posted 2 days ago
Another new member of the Lords, former science minister David Willetts once wrote a memo to Margaret Thatcher suggesting that Scotland had its “snout in the trough” of public spending. Documents released last year under the 30-year rule show that... Read more
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express
Cronies storm as parties hand out raft of peerages to their chumsDavid Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband all faced accusations of filling a “b
Cronies storm as parties hand out raft of peerages to their chums
express / Posted 2 days ago
David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband all faced accusations of filling a “bloated” House of Lords as they handed out peerages to their pals. Downing Street announced 26 names proposed by the Prime Minister, with 11 for the Liberal Democrats and... Read more
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Reuters UK Edition
Cameron appoints new members to scandal-tainted upper chamberBritain's Prime Minister David Cameron leaves Number 10 Downing Street to speak
Cameron appoints new members to scandal-tainted upper chamber
Reuters UK Edition / Posted 2 days ago
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron leaves Number 10 Downing Street to speak at Parliament in London, Britain June 29, 2015. LONDON Prime Minister David Cameron appointed 26 supporters on Thursday to Britain's unelected upper chamber of... Read more
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Herts Advertiser
St Albans’ Oliver Dowden, MP for Hertsmere, in Prime Minister’s honours list Oliver Dowden MP for Hertsmere has been awarded a CBE The Prime Minister’s f
St Albans’ Oliver Dowden, MP for Hertsmere, in Prime Minister’s honours list
Herts Advertiser / Posted 2 days ago
Oliver Dowden MP for Hertsmere has been awarded a CBE The Prime Minister’s former deputy chief of staff at 10 Downing Street, who is now a politician, has been awarded a... Read more
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West Moreland Gazette
Ex-Dales MP William Hague made a peerFORMER Foreign Secretary William Hague, who stepped down as MP for the Dales co
Ex-Dales MP William Hague made a peer
West Moreland Gazette / Posted 2 days ago
FORMER Foreign Secretary William Hague, who stepped down as MP for the Dales constituency Richmond in May, has been made a peer in the dissolution honours announced today. Prime Minister David Cameron has handed out a total of 26 peerages... Read more
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Daily Mirror
26 Tories join House of Lords including City fatcat, bra tycoon, William HagueThe dissolution honours list was finally revealed nearly five months after the
26 Tories join House of Lords including City fatcat, bra tycoon, William Hague
Daily Mirror / Posted 2 days ago
The dissolution honours list was finally revealed nearly five months after the 2010-15 Parliament ended. Forty-five new peers are appointed, including 26 Tories, 11 Lib Dems and eight from Labour. Bra Tycoon: Michelle Mone is among the newest... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Expenses scandal MP given peerage"If the House of Lords is to remain a valuable revising chamber, those barely a
Expenses scandal MP given peerage
Daily Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
"If the House of Lords is to remain a valuable revising chamber, those barely active peers who are no longer fully contributing to the work of the Upper House really should take up the option of retirement." 14.23 Some more eyebrow-raising names... Read more
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Evening Standard
Tory grandee who claimed expenses for moat cleaning given peerageTory grandee Douglas Hogg, who claimed £2,200 on expenses to clean his moat, wa
Tory grandee who claimed expenses for moat cleaning given peerage
Evening Standard / Posted 2 days ago
Tory grandee Douglas Hogg, who claimed £2,200 on expenses to clean his moat, was today handed a seat in the House of Lords. David Cameron risked controversy by honouring the ex-MP who became a byword for the 2009 expenses scandal and stepped down... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Michelle Mone made a Tory peerMichelle Mone said she was "honoured and humbled" to have been made a Tory peer
Michelle Mone made a Tory peer
EveningTimes Online / Posted 2 days ago
Michelle Mone said she was "honoured and humbled" to have been made a Tory peer. The Scottish businesswoman's name was included on the Dissolution Honours list despite recent controversy over her new role as a government advisor. The entrepreneur... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Former St Helens MP Dave Watts to join the House of LordsFormer St Helens MP Dave Watts will join the House of Lords, one of 45 new peer
Former St Helens MP Dave Watts to join the House of Lords
Liverpool Echo / Posted 2 days ago
Former St Helens MP Dave Watts will join the House of Lords, one of 45 new peers announced by the government today. The veteran Labour politician, who represented St Helens North from 1997 until 2015, was one of only eight Labour figures... Read more
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heraldscotland
Michelle Mone "humbled" to be made a Tory peerHer elevation comes despite a raft of criticism over her recent appointment as
Michelle Mone "humbled" to be made a Tory peer
heraldscotland / Posted 2 days ago
Her elevation comes despite a raft of criticism over her recent appointment as business czar to a government review designed to get young people in deprived areas into business. One multi-millionaire had written to David Cameron urging him not to... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Expenses scandal MP given peerageAt a time when the government is talking about reducing the cost of politics, t
Expenses scandal MP given peerage
Daily Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
At a time when the government is talking about reducing the cost of politics, this announcement is an expensive insult to the public. These new appointments will cost at least £1.2m per year [1], and that’s before increased operating costs are taken... Read more
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Independent
Tory MP who claimed moat cleaning on his expenses will return to Parliament through LordsDouglas Hogg, former MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham, caused public outrage a
Tory MP who claimed moat cleaning on his expenses will return to Parliament through Lords
Independent / Posted 2 days ago
Douglas Hogg, former MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham, caused public outrage after claiming £2,200 on one of the most extravagant symbols of the 2009 expenses scandal. But Mr Hogg, who did stood down at the 2010 general election after the outcry,... Read more
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ITV.com
Downing Street releases list of 45 new peersDowning Street has released a list of 45 new peers, including former Foreign Se
Downing Street releases list of 45 new peers
ITV.com / Posted 2 days ago
Downing Street has released a list of 45 new peers, including former Foreign Secretary William Hague and London mayoral candidate, Tessa Jowell- nominated by Ed Miliband for her role in delivering the 2012 Olympics. The list, largely consisting of... Read more
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Prospect Magazine
Who’s been made a peer? Full honours list©Suzanne Plunkett/AP The government has published its dissolution honours and
Who’s been made a peer? Full honours list
Prospect Magazine / Posted 2 days ago
©Suzanne Plunkett/AP The government has published its dissolution honours and peerages lists for 2015. Here are the names in full: The Queen has been graciously pleased to signify Her intention of conferring the following Honours upon the... Read more
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Evening Standard
Dame Tessa Jowell to be awarded peerageDame Tessa Jowell is to be awarded a peerage. The former Olympics Minister’s e
Dame Tessa Jowell to be awarded peerage
Evening Standard / Posted 2 days ago
Dame Tessa Jowell is to be awarded a peerage. The former Olympics Minister’s elevation to the House of Lords comes at the same time as she is campaigning to become the capital’s next Mayor. Her name was put forward by ex-Labour leader Ed Miliband... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Non-Release of Chibok Girls Harmful to Nigeria - Anglican PrimateBy Chika Mefor and Ejike Ejike The primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican
Non-Release of Chibok Girls Harmful to Nigeria - Anglican Primate
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
By Chika Mefor and Ejike Ejike The primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), the Most Rev'd Nicholas Okoh, has said that the continued stay of the Chibok girls in captivity has harmed the country. He said, "The story of the Chibok... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Seven peerages blocked after failing vetting processIt can only block people where there is concern about the financial propriety o
Seven peerages blocked after failing vetting process
Daily Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
It can only block people where there is concern about the financial propriety or on the basis of other strict criteria, such as whether their ennoblement is linked to a political donation. In contrast, people put forward for cross-bench peerages -... Read more
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The Chronicle
Voluntary redshirt could pay off for Duke cross country's Shaun ThompsonShaun Thompson had a tough choice to make last summer. One of the fastest Blue
Voluntary redshirt could pay off for Duke cross country's Shaun Thompson
The Chronicle / Posted 3 days ago
Shaun Thompson had a tough choice to make last summer. One of the fastest Blue Devil harriers, he could run out the clock on his college career—or he could take himself out of commission for the 2014 campaign and enable himself to pursue loftier... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
a Defining Year in the Drive for Women's Empowerment in AfricaWomen's Day in South Africa gives us an opportunity to reflect on the efforts g
a Defining Year in the Drive for Women's Empowerment in Africa
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
Women's Day in South Africa gives us an opportunity to reflect on the efforts globally, and on the continent, to advance women's empowerment and gender equality. These efforts have borne fruit and are accelerating. In Africa the initiatives have... Read more
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The Age
Saudi king gives women right to voteSaudi women given right to vote Saudi King Abdullah has granted women the righ
Saudi king gives women right to vote
The Age / Posted 4 days ago
Saudi women given right to vote Saudi King Abdullah has granted women the right to vote and run in municipal elections, in a historic first for the ultra-conservative country where women are subjected to many restrictions. "Starting with the next... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Saudi king gives women right to voteSaudi women given right to vote Saudi King Abdullah has granted women the righ
Saudi king gives women right to vote
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 5 days ago
Saudi women given right to vote Saudi King Abdullah has granted women the right to vote and run in municipal elections, in a historic first for the ultra-conservative country where women are subjected to many restrictions. "Starting with the next... Read more
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Canberra Times
Saudi king gives women right to voteSaudi women given right to vote Saudi King Abdullah has granted women the righ
Saudi king gives women right to vote
Canberra Times / Posted 5 days ago
Saudi women given right to vote Saudi King Abdullah has granted women the right to vote and run in municipal elections, in a historic first for the ultra-conservative country where women are subjected to many restrictions. "Starting with the next... Read more
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Independent
Government plan to project #TimeToAct onto Big Ben for sexual violence summit was shelved over fears it would 'open the floodgates'But the Foreign Office’s ambitious plans had to be shelved because the people r
Government plan to project #TimeToAct onto Big Ben for sexual violence summit was shelved over fears it would 'open the floodgates'
Independent / Posted 5 days ago
But the Foreign Office’s ambitious plans had to be shelved because the people responsible for the use of the two London landmarks feared “opening the flood gates” to a host of other charities hoping to promote their causes, according to newly... Read more
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Independent
British embassy in Iran reopens – complete with graffiti saying 'Death to England' above a picture of the QueenAt the time, protesters slashed portraits of British monarchs, torched a car an
British embassy in Iran reopens – complete with graffiti saying 'Death to England' above a picture of the Queen
Independent / Posted 6 days ago
At the time, protesters slashed portraits of British monarchs, torched a car and stole electronic equipment. And graffiti saying "Death to England" still remains on the doors to a grand reception room in memory of the storming. Philip Hammond on... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Iran-UK relations: 12 moments in a troubled historyThe relationship between the Islamic republic and the country it calls “Little
Iran-UK relations: 12 moments in a troubled history
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 6 days ago
The relationship between the Islamic republic and the country it calls “Little Satan” has been fraught, encompassing an invasion, a coup, an embassy siege, economic sanctions, a fatwa and the breakdown of diplomatic ties on multiple occasions. 1941... Read more
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Harrow Times
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond to visit Iran as UK embassy reopensPhilip Hammond is to visit Iran as the UK reopens its embassy for the first tim
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond to visit Iran as UK embassy reopens
Harrow Times / Posted 9 days ago
Philip Hammond is to visit Iran as the UK reopens its embassy for the first time since it was attacked by a mob in 2011. The recent nuclear deal accelerated a thaw in diplomatic relations with Tehran and opened the door to the first such visit to... Read more
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Gazette News
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond to visit Iran as UK embassy reopensPhilip Hammond is to visit Iran as the UK reopens its embassy for the first tim
Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond to visit Iran as UK embassy reopens
Gazette News / Posted 9 days ago
Philip Hammond is to visit Iran as the UK reopens its embassy for the first time since it was attacked by a mob in 2011. The recent nuclear deal accelerated a thaw in diplomatic relations with Tehran and opened the door to the first such visit to... Read more
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