Nov 30, 2014

Up to 13,000 enslaved in Britain: official estimate

Up to 13,000 people are estimated to be kept in conditions of slavery in Britain, four times higher than previously thought, officials said Saturday. The Home Office figure for 2013 includes women forced into prostitution and people forced to work in factories and fields, ...

Nov 29, 2014

Post-Thanksgiving shopping chaos spreads to Britain

Americans celebrating Thanksgiving in Britain may have felt right at home as Black Friday shopping chaos caused disruptions. The practice of offering bargain prices the day after Thanksgiving has spread across the Atlantic, with some retailers opening overnight to lure shoppers. Police were called ...

Scotland to get more power from London

Nov 28, 2014

Scotland to get more power from London

Britain’s main political parties struck what they said was a historic deal to grant Scotland tax-raising powers and greater autonomy to try to satisfy disappointed separatists who lost an independence vote two months ago. The deal, which was unveiled Thursday but will not be ...

British MP loses libel case over foul-mouthed rant

Nov 28, 2014

British MP loses libel case over foul-mouthed rant

Former British government minister Andrew Mitchell on Thursday lost a lawsuit accusing a policeman of lying about an angry exchange they had that cost the lawmaker his job. A judge ruled that Mitchell probably did refer to constable Toby Rowland as a “pleb” as ...

American wife wins record British divorce settlement

Nov 28, 2014

American wife wins record British divorce settlement

The estranged wife of a London financier was awarded £337 million ($530 million) on Thursday in one of the biggest divorce settlements seen in a British court. Details of the payment to U.S.-born Jamie Cooper-Hohn, 49, emerged after a draft judgment was given to ...

British detective writer P. D. James dead at 94

Nov 28, 2014

British detective writer P. D. James dead at 94

British detective writer P. D. James, creator of the best-selling series featuring poetry-writing sleuth Adam Dalgliesh, died on Thursday at the age of 94. Faber and Faber, which published James since her first book in 1962, said she died peacefully at home in Oxford, ...

Notorious gangster known as Britain's most violent dies

Nov 27, 2014

Notorious gangster known as Britain's most violent dies

An infamous London gangster known as “Mad” Frankie Fraser has died in a hospital at age 90, a former associate said on Wednesday. In his 1960s heyday, Fraser was known as an enforcer who inflicted violence on behalf of the two gangs that dominated ...