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40,000 Kenyans Accuse Britain of Abuse and Torture in Second Mau Mau Law Suit
Offbeat  (tags: Africa, Clashes, Conflict, Court, Crime, Human rights, UK )

Ray
- 2 hours ago - rt.com
Over 41,000 Kenyans have waged an attempt to sue the British government for compensation, alleging maltreatment and physical abuse during a Mau Mau uprising in the 1950s against UK colonial rule.
68 Percent of Brits Say Afghan War Was Futile - Poll
Offbeat  (tags: Afghanistan, Conflict, Military, UK, USA )

Ray
- 2 days ago - rt.com
As Britain's last remaining troops depart from Afghanistan, a poll indicates 68 percent of Britons think the UK's military campaign there was not "worthwhile." A further 42 percent of those surveyed believe Britain is "less safe" as a result of the war.
Plot to Kill the Loch Ness Monster Revealed
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Scandal, UK )

Ray
- 2 days ago - rt.com
Members of the Natural History Museum allegedly plotted to hunt and kill the Loch Ness monster and display its carcass in London.
Rare Bewick's Swan Numbers Show 'Alarming Crash'
Offbeat  (tags: Animals, Swans, endangered, protection, Wildfowl, Wetlands Trust, UK )

Ray
- 2 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The UK's smallest and rarest swan has suffered an "alarming crash in numbers", the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust has said.
Police Killer Harry Roberts: The Crime That Shocked a Nation
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Court, Law, Police, UK )

Ray
- 5 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The world was a very different place in 1966 when three unarmed police officers were shot dead in west London.
Conman Fakes 2-Year Coma to Avoid Court
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Health, Law, Medicine, UK )

Ray
- 5 days ago - rt.com
A fraudster who stole £41,000 from his neighbor avoided court for two years by pretending to be in a coma. Alan Knight, from Sketty in Swansea, claimed to be caring for an elderly neighbor with dementia, when in fact he was stealing in excess of £41,000.
Goodison Egyptology Collection in Southport Exhibition
Offbeat  (tags: Egyptology, Collection, Merseyside, UK )

Ray
- 6 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A wooden coffin lid from Thebes dates from between 700 and 650 BC A private collection of Egyptian artefacts, dating from 3,000 BC to 200 AD, is to be exhibited in Merseyside for the first time in 40 years.
UK Wind Farms Outshine Nuclear Power Output
Offbeat  (tags: Ecology, Global warming, Nuclear, Politics, SciTech, Science, UK, Weather )

Ray
- 6 days ago - rt.com
UK wind farms generated more energy than the nation's nuclear power stations on Tuesday thanks to a huge surge in gale-force winds in the wake of Hurricane Gonzalo, the National Grid has said.
The Beatles: Where Did the Fab Four Live in Liverpool?
Offbeat  (tags: Beatle's, Liverpool, UK )

Ray
- 9 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A house once inhabited by Beatles' guitarist George Harrison is to be sold at auction. But why is his Liverpool home significant, and where else did members of the Fab Four live?
Internet Trolls Face Up to Two Years in Jail Under New Laws
Offbeat  (tags: Law, Trolls, Internet, Politics, UK )

Ray
- 10 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Internet trolls could face up to two years in jail under new laws, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has said.
Edith Smith: Blue Plaque for WW1 Woman Police Officer
Offbeat  (tags: WW1, History, Crime, Police. Woman, WPC Edith Smith, Lincolnshire, UK )

Ray
- 10 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A blue plaque honouring the first woman police officer with the power of arrest is being unveiled in the Lincolnshire town where she worked.
'Scandalous': 1.6m UK Pensioners Living in Poverty - Report
Offbeat  (tags: Food, Health, Human rights, Politics, Scandal, UK )

Ray
- 10 days ago - rt.com
More than one and a half million British pensioners are "floundering" on low incomes and consigned to poverty, a report by elderly care charity Age UK suggests.
Muzzled: New UK Laws Punish Owners of 'Dangerous' Dogs
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Health, Politics, Security, UK, Violence )

Ray
- 10 days ago - rt.com
Owners of dangerous dogs could face fines of up to £20,000 under new laws designed to prevent dog attacks.The laws, which will come into effect next week, will also mean animals deemed 'dangerous' must be muzzled or microchipped.
Scotland 'a Magnet for Circuses Using Wild Animals'
Offbeat  (tags: Scotland, UK, magnate, wild animals, travelling circuses )

Offline
- 12 days ago - m.scotsman.com
ANIMAL rights campaigners have warned that Scotland could become a "destination" for travelling circuses using wild animals in their act as government plans to outlaw the practice are delayed until next year.
Equestrian Centre Shoot Dead Perfectly Healthy Ex-Racehorse and Dump the Body on Owner's Front Garden Over Unpaid Bill of £30
Offbeat  (tags: Kit, shot, dead, killed, horse, UK, bill, Equestrian )

Offline
- 13 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
An equestrian centre shot dead a perfectly healthy former racehorse and dumped it in a mother-of-two's garden at night following a dispute over an unpaid £30 bill.
 

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