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#UK

# uk - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Irish donations to charity are up, but we’re less generous than the UK

Irish people donated over €800 million to charitable organisations in 2012.

# uk - Monday 29 September, 2014

Man jailed over Twitter threats to rape British MP

Peter Nunn threatened Stella Creasy over her support for a campaign to put author Jane Austen on the £10 note.

Tory MP claims entrapment over Sunday Mirror sexting sting

Mark Pritchard claims he was contacted by the paper for the story which took down a UK Minister.

# uk - Saturday 27 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge Hozier was on Jools Holland last night and the UK fell in love with him Take Me To Church

Hozier was on Jools Holland last night and the UK fell in love with him

Oh, and his album has gone platinum in Ireland in a week.

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everybody’s talking about Enda Kenny’s ‘McNulty-gate’ apology, Helen O’Driscoll, and new bank bailout developments.

# uk - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Column: It was the largest coordinated demonstration in human history – and they ignored it

Director Amir Amirani writes about his stunning documentary, We Are Many, which explores the 2003 Stop the War global protests and their legacy.

# uk - Sunday 21 September, 2014

More than 80,000 people sign a petition calling for independence referendum re-run

The re-run is being suggested after allegations of vote rigging in the referendum.

# uk - Saturday 20 September, 2014

If #Indyref was decided by tweets, it would’ve been a landslide Yes vote

Nearly three-quarters of tweeters on the day were nationalists.

# uk - Friday 19 September, 2014

Scotland’s older people saved the Union

Young people really wanted independence.

Gerry Adams’ tweet on the the Scottish independence vote was to the point

Adams said Ireland should never lose sight that we are a “divided people”.

The morning after in pictures: Scotland wakes up to historic decision

In celebration or defeat, Scottish emotion was on display across the country.

# uk - Wednesday 17 September, 2014

Scientists use modern forensics to find out which gory wound killed this English king

Three of his injuries had the potential to cause death quickly – two to the skull and one to the pelvis.

# uk - Sunday 14 September, 2014

Opinion: The Scottish referendum is the classic heart versus head clash

There has been surprisingly little coverage or comment on Scottish independence in Ireland, but a Yes vote would affect us on many fronts.

# uk - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge British woman finds eggs of the world’s most poisonous spider in her shopping Noooooo

British woman finds eggs of the world’s most poisonous spider in her shopping

It’s on me. It really, really feels like it’s on me.

Explainer: Are we going to see an independent Scotland?

Could the United Kingdom really cease to be and what would this mean for Ireland?

# uk - Sunday 7 September, 2014

British govt to Scotland: We’ll give you more powers… if you vote no to independence

This came after a poll out the pro-independence camp ahead for the first time.

Opinion: What would Scottish independence mean for Ireland?

Whoever wins, we might see Ireland brought back into the picture as part of a broader ‘post-sovereign’ political framework.

# uk - Friday 5 September, 2014

From Business ETC Flying high: August was Knock Airport’s busiest month in history Come Fly With Me

Flying high: August was Knock Airport’s busiest month in history

Traffic to and from the UK is still strong – up 21% on last August.

# uk - Monday 1 September, 2014

Terrorist attack warning goes viral, London police say ‘It’s a complete hoax’

The fake alert comes after the UK’s terror threat level was raised to “severe”

# uk - Friday 29 August, 2014

UK increases terror threat level from “substantial” to “severe”

There is no evidence however to suggest that an attack is imminent.

This Banksy artwork sold for £403,000 – and saved a youth club

The Broad Plain Boys’ Club in Bristol has been saved – after they took a crowbar to the Banksy work.

# uk - Thursday 28 August, 2014

A Tory MP has defected to UKIP and resigned his seat in parliament UK

A Tory MP has defected to UKIP and resigned his seat in parliament

UKIP has secured only its second ever seat in Westminster after Douglas Carswell joined from the Conservative Party.

# uk - Monday 25 August, 2014

Opinion: It’s crunch time… Salmond and Darling go head-to-head over Scotland’s future

With so many undecided voters, campaigners are under massive pressure to influence the outcome of the upcoming referendum.

# uk - Sunday 24 August, 2014

Concerns expressed over reports UK hospitals are to cap Irish abortions

Liverpool’s Women’s Hospital said there is no cap on the number of Irish women they will treat.

# uk - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Two Derry lorry drivers remanded in custody in connection with container death at Essex dock

An Afghan migrant, Meet Singh Kapoor, was found dead inside the container.

# uk - Friday 22 August, 2014

Teen jailed for stabbing friend to death over £30 breakfast loan

Yusef Al-Jaaf was sentenced to life at London’s Old Bailey.

# uk - Monday 18 August, 2014

Deaths from ‘legal highs’ in UK could surpass those from heroin by 2016

A new report also proposes a ‘treatment tax’ on alcohol.

# uk - Saturday 16 August, 2014

Over 30 people, including children, found in shipping container at Essex docks UK

Over 30 people, including children, found in shipping container at Essex docks

Basildon Hospital states that it is dealing with a ‘major incident’.

# uk - Monday 11 August, 2014

Man charged after claiming to be a Premier League footballer in a Manchester nightclub

He is alleged to have run up a tab worth thousands using dodgy credit cards.

# uk - Sunday 10 August, 2014

Fianna Fáil attacks “gold-plated bonus culture” at Irish Water as costs are revealed

The Sunday Business Post reports that costs at the utility are twice that of companies in the UK.

# uk - Saturday 9 August, 2014

Irish soldiers in the Great War: Tracing your family history in WWI

Readers share their family links to the Great War with some tips on how to begin your search.

A woman who used chat rooms to try and have her colleague raped has been jailed

Joanne Berry pretended to be the woman and said she wanted men to act out a rape fantasy.

# uk - Friday 8 August, 2014

Man in his 60s dies after e-cigarette explodes while charging

The e-cigarette was close to an oxygen tube. This is the ninth fire involving e-cigarettes in Merseyside since 2013.

# uk - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Why have there been no prosecutions for female genital mutilation in Ireland?

FGM was outlawed in Ireland two years ago, but no one has been convicted under the new law yet.

# uk - Friday 1 August, 2014

Rolf Harris applies for permission to appeal convictions

A judge will now decide whether Harris can make a full challenge against his convictions.

UK introduces ‘sobriety tag’ for offenders

The tags are being trialled in four London boroughs.

# uk - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge Driverless cars on UK roads next January, but no plans yet for trials in Ireland No Hands

Driverless cars on UK roads next January, but no plans yet for trials in Ireland

The RSA says Ireland is keeping an eye on international progress.

Opinion: Here I go again, back to Riyadh. My life has changed so much in just ten years…

Back in 2004, my wife and I were anticipating the arrival of our second son and I had just set up my own business. Then the financial meltdown hit.

# uk - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

From Business ETC ‘Do I want my mum to see this?’: New app aims to stop teens sexting Parental Control

‘Do I want my mum to see this?’: New app aims to stop teens sexting

The app works by sending a copy of any images taken on the child’s phone to their parents.

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