Poppy appeal sets record sum target

October 27, 2011

The Royal British Legion launched its 2011 UK Poppy appeal today, which has the intention of raising £40m to aid past and present representatives of British Armed Forces. The slogan for this year will be "shoulder to shoulder with all who serve", as officially unveiled at a special London event. It ...

Basque group Eta insists armed campaign has finished

October 20, 2011

The Basque separatist outfit Eta says that its campaign of attacks, such as bombings and shootings, has officially finished. A statement Eta made called on the authorities in Spain and France to respond through "a process of direct dialogue". This declaration, if genuine, will mean that an end has been brought ...

Student numbers drop blamed on allowance cuts

October 13, 2011

Almost half of further education colleges in England have seen declines in student numbers, which has been blamed on Education Maintenance Allowance being scrapped. A survey run by the Association of Colleges shows that 49 per cent of English colleges have fewer students when compared against last year. All of them ...

NFL Wembley clash unlikely to sell out

October 6, 2011

The International Series NFL clash at Wembley later in October is unlikely to be sold out, according to American football’s UK managing director. The 23 October tie between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Chicago Bears will be the fifth that has been held in London. In past years, the annual ...