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UK Statement On Attack On Aid Workers, Afghanistan

Friday, 15 August 2008, 11:12 am | UK Government

"Many thousands of children are alive today thanks to aid work on improving health standards. Six million children are now in education, two million of them girls, compared to one million boys, with girls banned from schools under the Taliban." More >>

Georgia Ceasefire Must Hold, Says British PM Brown

Wednesday, 13 August 2008, 10:48 am | UK Government

Mr Brown said he had spoken to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, as well as French President Nicolas Sarkozy, the current EU President, US President George Bush, and the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon about the situation in South Ossetia. More >>

Latest On Georgia: Continued Heavy Fighting (FCO)

Monday, 11 August 2008, 10:45 am | UK Government

"The immediate priority for the international community is to stop the conflict. The responsibility on the Russian and Georgian governments is now clear. The offer of a ceasefire by the Georgian government is very welcome," - UK's David Miliband. More >>

UK Export Drama Over 17th Century Opera Manuscript

Friday, 8 August 2008, 11:33 am | UK Government

The manuscript, which dates from the second half of the seventeenth century, is an English translation of the opera Erismena by the Italian composer Cavalli. It is the earliest surviving score of an opera in the English language. More >>

Greece: UK Foreign Office Advice To Brit Tourists

Friday, 8 August 2008, 9:28 am | UK Government

Following news that officials on the Greek islands of Zakynthos and Crete are seeking to curb inappropriate behaviour by British tourists, UK Ambassador to Greece, Simon Gass, has visited Zakynthos to meet the Mayor and has been speaking to the media. More >>

UK: Iran Response To E3+3 Package Is Disappointing

Thursday, 7 August 2008, 10:42 am | UK Government

"We are disappointed that Iran has failed to give Javier Solana a positive response to the E3+3's generous package. Given this disappointing response and given that Iran has failed to meet the deadline in UNSCR 1803 to suspend its enrichment programme." More >>

Team GB Is Best Prepared British Olympic Team Ever

Tuesday, 5 August 2008, 10:56 am | UK Government

"This will be the biggest Olympics yet and the GB team goes into it better prepared than ever before. Other countries and old rivals like Australia now look to us as a country that got serious about sport and are now saying they are in danger." More >>

UK: Royal Navy's New Carriers To Get Latest Radar

Tuesday, 5 August 2008, 12:24 am | UK Government

With its ability to track a target the size of a snooker ball over 20 km away, the new more powerful Artisan radar will provide an improved 3D maritime Medium Range Radar (MRR) capability. The radar system will be developed and manufactured by BAE. More >>

No. 10 Morning Press Briefing From 4 August 2008

Tuesday, 5 August 2008, 12:16 am | UK Government

Asked about free passports for the WWII generation, the Prime Minister's Spokesman said that the Home Office had announced in 2004 that it would give free passports to anyone born before 1926, and this was the realisation of that announcement. More >>

IBM To Provide Next UK Met Office Supercomputer

Tuesday, 5 August 2008, 12:12 am | UK Government

The extra computing power means the Met Office can achieve even more accurate and detailed short range weather forecasts through high-resolution computer simulations. It will allow greater use of ensembles - multiple simultaneous forecasts. More >>

UK Punches Above Weight In World Class Research

Friday, 1 August 2008, 9:46 am | UK Government

The report, which analysed 17 million papers and 22.5 million citations in 8000 of the world's leading scientific journals, found that the UK contributes nine per cent of papers produced annually and a 12 per cent share of citations. More >>

War Grave Plans Announced For Fromelles WW1 Dead

Friday, 1 August 2008, 9:31 am | UK Government

The British and Australian Governments have announced plans to re-bury the World War One dead found at a mass grave in Fromelles, France. The soldiers from the two countries, believed to number up to 400, will be re-buried in individual graves. More >>

Defence Worker Jailed 5 Years For Heroin Smuggling

Friday, 1 August 2008, 9:28 am | UK Government

Michael Doig (24) of Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire, was stopped and searched by RAF police as he prepared to board a flight from Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, and was found to have close to one kilogram of heroin in his baggage. More >>

OneGeology: New Map Strips Mother Earth Naked

Friday, 1 August 2008, 9:16 am | UK Government

Ever wondered what our world would look like stripped bare of plants, soils, water, man-made structures? Wonder no longer; images of the Earth as never seen before have been unveiled in the world's biggest geological mapping project ever. More >>

UK Government Promises Neighbourhood Crime Maps

Wednesday, 30 July 2008, 12:52 pm | UK Government

The Government has announced the planned publication of online crime maps as part of a commitment to get people more involved with their local police. Interactive maps on police websites will allow residents to track crime patterns in their communities. More >>

UK Murder Law Reforms; Provocation Not An Excuse

Wednesday, 30 July 2008, 2:27 am | UK Government

A UK Government consultation paper, 'Murder and Manslaughter: Proposals for Reform of the Law', launched today, proposes the abolition of the existing partial defence of provocation and its replacement with two new partial defences. More >>

UK Soldier Killed, Helmand, Afghanistan, 28 Jul 08

Wednesday, 30 July 2008, 1:19 am | UK Government

It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm that a soldier from 4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, attached to 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment, was killed in Helmand province today, Monday 28 July 2008. More >>

Bomb Attacks, Iraq: UK Foreign Secretary Statement

Tuesday, 29 July 2008, 5:57 am | UK Government

"The attacks that took place today in Baghdad and Kirkuk are cowardly and reprehensible, and my thoughts are with the families of the dead and those injured. The terrorists hope to undo the progress that Iraq is making." - David Miliband, UK Foreign Secretary. More >>

'STIFF Strips' Get A 'Short, Sharp, Shift' In UK

Tuesday, 29 July 2008, 2:02 am | UK Government

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has obtained assurances from a Latvian company that it will no longer promote and sell its impotency product, 'STIFF Strips', in the UK. S.I.H.N sent mailings to UK consumers under the name of 'Reprohealth'. More >>

UK Military Prepare For Large Afghan Deployment

Tuesday, 29 July 2008, 1:10 am | UK Government

The Mission Rehearsal Exercise (MRX), which began on 21 July, is a prelude to the deployment of 3 Commando Brigade (Royal Marines) to Afghanistan in the autumn. The exercise is based upon operational conditions likely to be encountered in Afghanistan. More >>