Latest British government Stories

ISPs, Parliament Launch Lawsuit Against Britain's GCHQ Over Spying
2014-07-02 10:50:32

In a twist that seems more fitting of a John Grisham courtroom-based drama than a James Bond adventure the British spy community is reportedly being sued by a number of Internet Service Providers as well as members of Parliament.

2012-07-10 11:29:10

The British government announced it will be throwing in a $186 million investment in the U.K. aerospace industry. The latest investment is a split between the taxpayer and the private sector, including an investment to help fund the development of low-carbon engines.

UK Increasingly Targeted In Cyber Attacks
2011-10-31 09:54:30

The United Kingdom has suffered a series of “disturbing” cyber attacks, including a recent serious, yet unsuccessful, assault on the Foreign Office’s network.

2011-04-12 05:59:00

TEL AVIV, Israel, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ICL (TASE:ICL), a multinational fertilizer and specialty chemicals company, today announced that geological studies conducted by Cleveland Potash Limited ("CPL"), ICL Fertilizers' British potash mining business unit, indicate that more than a billion tons of polyhalite ore are located in its Boulby mines beneath the potash that it currently mines.

2011-01-07 00:00:48

The British government has invited organisations to register their interest in forming a technology and innovation centre focused on the area of high value manufacturing.

2010-03-23 08:30:00

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) welcomes the British Government’s response to Lord Drayson’s Space Innovation and Growth Strategy report.

2009-09-22 06:35:46

Illegal file sharers are bringing discord among British musicians, as singer Lily Allen voices her disagreement with a statement from a group of artists that includes Annie Lennox and Radiohead.

2009-09-13 14:46:31

The Department for Culture Media and Sport says the British government will lift its ban on product placement on television to help struggling networks. The Sunday Times of London said the reported regulation change by the government could result in British broadcasters enjoying a boost of nearly $167 million thanks to product placement sales. The ongoing recession has left many British commercial broadcasting groups like ITV facing hard financial times, The Times said. The current rules...

2009-08-27 12:16:43

British nurses are criticized for several alleged cases of mistreatment of more than a dozen older hospital patients in a report released Thursday. The report by the Patients Association, a health watchdog organization, mentions 16 incidents of people said to be left lying in their own feces and urine, having call bells taken away and being left without food, The Times of London reported online. The association urged the British government and the regulating Care Quality Commission to...

Word of the Day
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.