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# britain - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

Men jailed in UK for "barbaric" acid attack on woman
# Courts
# Courts

Men jailed in UK for "barbaric" acid attack on woman

Jun 22nd 2016, 8:58 AM 22,275 Views 27 Comments

The victim was blinded in one eye after she was sprayed with drain cleaner outside a restaurant.

# britain - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

Is it now time for Ireland to consider rejoining the Commonwealth?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Is it now time for Ireland to consider rejoining the Commonwealth?

Jun 21st 2016, 7:07 PM 2,801 Views 206 Comments

Senator Frank Feighan says rejoining the Commonwealth will promote Ireland’s values to a global audience.

'Ellie told us she loved us...the next day she was dead' - a grandfather's grief
# Court
# Court

'Ellie told us she loved us...the next day she was dead' - a grandfather's grief

Jun 21st 2016, 3:38 PM 23,336 Views 40 Comments

British father Ben Butler was today found guilty of murdering his six-year-old daughter, 11 months after winning a custody battle.

David Beckham wants to stay in the EU - what about other celebrities?
# Celebrity Deathmatch
# Celebrity Deathmatch

David Beckham wants to stay in the EU - what about other celebrities?

Jun 21st 2016, 11:14 AM 15,745 Views 73 Comments

Beckham v Hurley, Clarkson v Caine, Geldof v someone off Geordie Shore.

# britain - Monday 20 June, 2016

Most Irish people would vote against Brexit if they could
# Don't Go
# Don't Go

Most Irish people would vote against Brexit if they could

Jun 20th 2016, 7:00 AM 17,437 Views 141 Comments

One in three Irish adults wants an in-out EU referendum to be held here.

# britain - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

Late British MP and broadcaster accused of abusing two girls
# Clement Freud
# Clement Freud

Late British MP and broadcaster accused of abusing two girls

Jun 15th 2016, 9:04 AM 13,746 Views 16 Comments

Two women make the accusations in a documentary due to air tonight.

# britain - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

The Sun has come out for the 'Leave' side as polls point to a Brexit
# Beleave It Or Not
# Beleave It Or Not

The Sun has come out for the 'Leave' side as polls point to a Brexit

Jun 14th 2016, 8:26 AM 24,325 Views 128 Comments

“Our powers and values WILL be further eroded,” the Sun’s front-page editorial argues.

# britain - Sunday 12 June, 2016

Brexit has the Irish government worried - here's why
# Please Don't Go
# Please Don't Go

Brexit has the Irish government worried - here's why

Jun 12th 2016, 8:30 AM 28,364 Views 117 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will be visiting Prime Minister David Cameron in Manchester in the coming week.

# britain - Saturday 11 June, 2016

Brexit campaign now has ten point lead, poll says
# 12 Days Out
# 12 Days Out

Brexit campaign now has ten point lead, poll says

Jun 11th 2016, 2:32 PM 21,669 Views 105 Comments

55% of British people are in favour of leaving the EU.

# britain - Monday 6 June, 2016

Pay gap in pocket money for girls and boys, British study shows
# Piggy Bank Gap
# Piggy Bank Gap

Pay gap in pocket money for girls and boys, British study shows

Jun 6th 2016, 7:00 AM 15,086 Views 82 Comments

British girls receive an average of 77 pence less than boys.

# britain - Sunday 5 June, 2016

'I wouldn't be betraying Britain by fighting for Pakistan in Rio' - Amir Khan
# Controversial
From The42
# Controversial

'I wouldn't be betraying Britain by fighting for Pakistan in Rio' - Amir Khan

Jun 5th 2016, 2:06 PM 7,487 Views 6 Comments

The Bolton-born fighter is considering the option but the WBC is vowing to impose two-year bans on any pros who fight at the Olympics.

# britain - Tuesday 17 May, 2016

Tobacco company's attempt to sue Australia "an abuse of rights"
# Plain Packaging
# Plain Packaging

Tobacco company's attempt to sue Australia "an abuse of rights"

May 17th 2016, 8:51 AM 17,570 Views 40 Comments

Tobacco giant Philip Morris had taken the action over plain-packaging.

# britain - Sunday 15 May, 2016

The gloves are off: Boris Johnson compares EU to Hitler in latest Brexit twist
# Superstate
# Superstate

The gloves are off: Boris Johnson compares EU to Hitler in latest Brexit twist

May 15th 2016, 7:52 AM 17,183 Views 82 Comments

June’s referendum is still too close to call.

# britain - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

UK security services signal 'strong possibility' of dissident Republican attack in Britain
# MI5
# MI5

UK security services signal 'strong possibility' of dissident Republican attack in Britain

May 11th 2016, 4:49 PM 17,890 Views 53 Comments

MI5 has raised the threat level from Northern Ireland-related attacks to “substantial”, for the first time in five years.

# britain - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

The BBC may have to cut its recipes section from its website
# Auntie
# Auntie

The BBC may have to cut its recipes section from its website

May 10th 2016, 2:52 PM 31,031 Views 20 Comments

And some people on Twitter are not impressed.

# britain - Monday 11 April, 2016

Former British chancellor: Brexit could force return to Irish border controls
# Closing Down
# Closing Down

Former British chancellor: Brexit could force return to Irish border controls

Apr 11th 2016, 10:53 AM 18,787 Views 89 Comments

There have been mixed messages from the Brexit campaign about the likelihood of border checks being reimposed.

# britain - Thursday 7 April, 2016

David Cameron admits he DID benefit from his father's offshore accounts
# Remix To Admission
# Remix To Admission

David Cameron admits he DID benefit from his father's offshore accounts

Apr 7th 2016, 9:47 PM 23,463 Views 64 Comments

Downing Street has issued four statements on the issue before tonight.

# britain - Sunday 3 April, 2016

Young people will decide the Brexit vote as "leave" jumps ahead in polls
# I'm Leaving EU
# I'm Leaving EU

Young people will decide the Brexit vote as "leave" jumps ahead in polls

Apr 3rd 2016, 12:16 PM 22,588 Views 98 Comments

There have been considerable fluctuations in the opinion polls ahead of the 23 June referendum.

# britain - Monday 28 March, 2016

Storm Katie has been battering Britain this weekend
# Batten The Hatches
# Batten The Hatches

Storm Katie has been battering Britain this weekend

Mar 28th 2016, 12:20 PM 17,860 Views 4 Comments

Luckily, we’ve missed the worst of it here, but France has also been affected by storms.

# britain - Thursday 25 February, 2016

Former law lecturer who fled to Ireland after child pornography trial extradited back to Britain
# Dublin
# Dublin

Former law lecturer who fled to Ireland after child pornography trial extradited back to Britain

Feb 25th 2016, 9:55 PM 15,841 Views 0 Comments

The man was found guilty of possession of indecent images of a child last year.

# britain - Thursday 18 February, 2016

Europe will try to convince Britain to stay in the EU today
# Stay Another Dave
# Stay Another Dave

Europe will try to convince Britain to stay in the EU today

Feb 18th 2016, 7:10 AM 9,466 Views 76 Comments

The key sticking point is Britain’s demand that EU citizens working in Britain not have access to welfare benefits for four years.

# britain - Saturday 6 February, 2016

Pictures: The UK's annual test of all its coins is like something out of Harry Potter
# Trial Of The Pyx
# Trial Of The Pyx

Pictures: The UK's annual test of all its coins is like something out of Harry Potter

Feb 6th 2016, 8:45 AM 19,576 Views 29 Comments

The Trial of the Pyx is a bizarre ceremony, where the Royal Mint is put through its paces, that dates from the 13th Century.

# britain - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

Lord Lucan declared dead 42 years after he mysteriously disappeared
# Murder Mystery
# Murder Mystery

Lord Lucan declared dead 42 years after he mysteriously disappeared

Feb 3rd 2016, 11:50 AM 28,610 Views 42 Comments

He vanished after the family’s nanny was found dead at his home.

# britain - Monday 1 February, 2016

Britain approves gene-editing experiments as opponents warn of 'designer babies'
# Landmark Decision
# Landmark Decision

Britain approves gene-editing experiments as opponents warn of 'designer babies'

Feb 1st 2016, 10:02 PM 8,771 Views 50 Comments

Rules and laws concerning gene-editing differ widely in countries around the world.

# britain - Monday 25 January, 2016

Australia's state leaders push to cut ties with Queen Elizabeth
# Break Away
# Break Away

Australia's state leaders push to cut ties with Queen Elizabeth

Jan 25th 2016, 2:45 PM 16,181 Views 56 Comments

Almost all of Australia’s state and territory leaders have signed up in support of the country becoming a republic.

# britain - Saturday 23 January, 2016

Google is to pay its UK taxes in Britain from now on, rather than in Ireland...
# Taxing Times
# Taxing Times

Google is to pay its UK taxes in Britain from now on, rather than in Ireland...

Jan 23rd 2016, 1:59 PM 32,141 Views 47 Comments

The online giant is to pay €172 million in back taxes in the UK following a six-year probe by UK revenue and customs.

# britain - Monday 4 January, 2016

Child in Islamic State execution video is my grandson, says London man
# Isis
# Isis

Child in Islamic State execution video is my grandson, says London man

Jan 4th 2016, 9:22 PM 40,774 Views 55 Comments

“They are just using a small boy,” Sunday Dare said. “They are just using him as a shield.”

# britain - Sunday 3 January, 2016

Isis threatens Britain in new executions video
# Message To Cameron
# Message To Cameron

Isis threatens Britain in new executions video

Jan 3rd 2016, 9:17 PM 30,820 Views 73 Comments

In the footage, an English-speaking IS fighter calls British Prime Minister David Cameron an “imbecile”.

# britain - Thursday 24 December, 2015

Cameron says Britain's Christianity is key to its success
# Christmas Message
# Christmas Message

Cameron says Britain's Christianity is key to its success

Dec 24th 2015, 9:21 AM 10,646 Views 172 Comments

Cameron has been criticised for the focus on religion in this year’s Christmas message.

# britain - Sunday 13 December, 2015

Could the British do business with a Sinn Féin government?
# Moving Forward
# Moving Forward

Could the British do business with a Sinn Féin government?

Dec 13th 2015, 11:15 AM 14,060 Views 147 Comments

Relations between the two governments in London and Dublin have never been better, the British ambassador told us this week.

# britain - Monday 7 December, 2015

Why this man is not apocalyptic even if 'Brexit' is a reality by next Christmas
# Brexit
# Brexit

Why this man is not apocalyptic even if 'Brexit' is a reality by next Christmas

Dec 7th 2015, 9:00 PM 13,460 Views 30 Comments

The British ambassador to Ireland visited TheJournal.ie today to talk about the UK’s In/Out referendum.

# britain - Sunday 6 December, 2015

Assad says Britain's bombing campaign will only cause terrorism to spread
# Terror
# Terror

Assad says Britain's bombing campaign will only cause terrorism to spread

Dec 6th 2015, 5:33 PM 15,891 Views 103 Comments

The Syrian president also said the air strikes targeting Islamic State militants are illegal.

Wealthy hunters are giving thousands of killed birds to food banks in Britain
# Grouse
# Grouse

Wealthy hunters are giving thousands of killed birds to food banks in Britain

Dec 6th 2015, 8:45 AM 14,611 Views 40 Comments

Donating the meat is aimed at improving the image of grouse hunting.

# britain - Thursday 3 December, 2015

Police looking into threatening tweets sent to MPs over Syria air strikes
# Britain
# Britain

Police looking into threatening tweets sent to MPs over Syria air strikes

Dec 3rd 2015, 10:52 PM 12,227 Views 32 Comments

Meanwhile, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has written to party members warning against abuse and intimidation.

# britain - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

Yorkshire Ripper 'will be put back in jail because he's no longer mentally ill'
# Yorkshire Ripper
# Yorkshire Ripper

Yorkshire Ripper 'will be put back in jail because he's no longer mentally ill'

Dec 1st 2015, 7:12 PM 19,333 Views 29 Comments

Sutcliffe was convicted of murdering 13 women and has been in Broadmoor hospital since 1984.

# britain - Saturday 28 November, 2015

"Not in my name" - thousands protest in London against air strikes on Syria
# Stop The War
# Stop The War

"Not in my name" - thousands protest in London against air strikes on Syria

Nov 28th 2015, 3:50 PM 12,865 Views 137 Comments

A vote is expected next week on the issue, with David Cameron pushing MPs to back the move.

# britain - Friday 27 November, 2015

Radical Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary put back in jail for breaching his bail
# Islamic Extremism
# Islamic Extremism

Radical Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary put back in jail for breaching his bail

Nov 27th 2015, 10:09 PM 19,280 Views 0 Comments

He faces a trial in January.

# britain - Sunday 22 November, 2015

'Our Father' ad banned - because it might offend non-Christians and atheists
# Uk Cinemas
# Uk Cinemas

'Our Father' ad banned - because it might offend non-Christians and atheists

Nov 22nd 2015, 6:11 PM 39,451 Views 319 Comments

The Church of England had booked the ad to play before Star Wars.

# britain - Saturday 21 November, 2015

Irish neutrality won’t be respected by the likes of ISIS, so why hold so dear to it?
# Column
# Column

Irish neutrality won’t be respected by the likes of ISIS, so why hold so dear to it?

Nov 21st 2015, 8:00 AM 1,056 Views 205 Comments

Ireland will be neutral until the day, unlikely and all that it is, that we require someone else’s military assistance, writes Aaron McKenna.

# britain - Wednesday 11 November, 2015

The story of my great grandfather who died in WWI: Patrick Carroll, Gunner 100938
# Ww1
# Ww1

The story of my great grandfather who died in WWI: Patrick Carroll, Gunner 100938

Nov 11th 2015, 9:55 AM 20,868 Views 91 Comments

Patrick, from Dún Laoghaire, was one of the 49,000 Irish men that was killed in World War I.