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Expats Lose Referendum Vote Legal Bid
Offbeat  (tags: UK Expats, Legal Challenge, Referendum, UK, EU, Europe )

Ray
- 5 days ago - bbc.co.uk
UK expats have lost their legal challenge over the right to vote in June's in-out referendum on membership of the European Union.
Brexit or Love: Friends & Family, Including PMâEUR(TM)s Wife, Fighting Over EU Referendum
Offbeat  (tags: Brexit, Friendship, Referendum, UK, EU, Europe )

Ray
- 6 days ago - rt.com
The Brexit debate is the center of major disagreements threatening friendships and family ties. Among those locked in political conflict is the prime ministerâEUR(TM)s wife, Samantha Cameron who has reportedly stopped seeing long-term friend, Sarah Vine,
How Can You Tell the Restaurant You're Eating in Is Clean?
Offbeat  (tags: Food Hygiene, Food Standards Agency, KFC, Rip Off Britain, BBC Investigation, UK )

Ray
- 7 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A BBC investigation found bacteria with traces of faeces on the ice served in a branch of a well-known fast food chain. Since most UK restaurants don't have to display their hygiene rating,
Hillsborough Disaster: Fans Unlawfully Killed
Offbeat  (tags: Inquests Finding, Hillsborough Inquests, UK )

Ray
- 7 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Ninety-six football fans who died as a result of a crush in the Hillsborough disaster were unlawfully killed, the inquests have concluded. Police failures led to the deaths in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.
Big Ben 'Bongs' to Be Silenced for £29m Refurbishment
Offbeat  (tags: Elizabeth Tower, Clock, Big Ben, Landmark, UK )

Ray
- 7 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Britain's most famous clock tower is to fall silent so that urgent repair work can be carried out at a cost of £29m.
Bradford Kittens 'Coloured in' Using Permanent Markers
Offbeat  (tags: Marker Pens, Animals, Cruelty, Animal Charity, UK )

Ray
- 8 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Two kittens were "coloured in" in what an animal charity described as a "dreadful act of cruelty".
In Pictures: US President Barack Obama in the UK
Offbeat  (tags: Inpictures, President Obama, Royal Family, UK )

Ray
- 9 days ago - bbc.co.uk
It may have been just before his bedtime, but after his meet and greet with the US President, Prince George had time to play on his rocking horse. Kensington Palace said Prince George thanked Mr Obama for the toy,
Hedging Bets? Cameron Leads Trump Charm Offensive âEUR¦ in Case The Donald Wins Presidency
Offbeat  (tags: Election 2016, British Government, Trump, USA, UK )

Ray
- 9 days ago - rt.com
Prime Minister David Cameron is leading a diplomatic charm offensive on Republican frontrunner Donald Trump in the event he actually becomes president of the United States.
EU Referendum: Who Cares What US Wants? - Farage
Offbeat  (tags: Brexit, USA, UK, EU, Farage )

Ray
- 9 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The leader of the UK Independence Party, Nigel Farage, has criticised comments made by US President Barack Obama over Britain's future in the EU.
Why Americans Should Care About Brexit
Offbeat  (tags: Brexit, UK, EU, USA )

Ray
- 9 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The president's former chief economic adviser defended Mr Obama's decision to weigh in on Brexit so forcefully. It's a bit like when your sister goes out with a bad date, Austan Goolsbee told me, you just have to say something.
The Queen's Horses: Preparing for a Party
Offbeat  (tags: Queen's Birthday, Queens Horses, Hyde Park Barracks, London, UK )

Ray
- 11 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Many of the 250 horses stabled at Hyde Park Barracks in London - and soldiers of the Household Cavalry who will ride them - are getting ready to celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday.
Queen Has Been 'Rock of Strength for Our Nation', Says PM
Offbeat  (tags: Birthday, HRH Queen Elizabeth II, Prime Minister, Commonwealth, UK )

Ray
- 11 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The Queen has been "a rock of strength for our nation" and the Commonwealth, Prime Minister David Cameron has said in a tribute to mark her 90th birthday.
Barack Obama Visit: Stick With EU, US President Urges UK
Offbeat  (tags: UK Referendum, EU, UK, USA )

Ray
- 11 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Barack Obama has urged the UK to stick with the EU, as he starts his final trip to Britain as US president by having lunch with the Queen. Mr Obama and his wife Michelle are on a three-day visit and the president will meet PM David Cameron
Bradford Judge Spares Girl Jail for Stabbing Abuser
Offbeat  (tags: Sexual Abuse, Stabbing, Court, UK )

Ray
- 12 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Judge Jonathan Durham Hall QC said Boota's sentencing in 2010 had been 'somewhat lenient',
 

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