Since the United Kingdom’s Department of International Development (DFID) was created 22 years ago, it has lifted millions out of poverty, sent millions of children to school, and saved millions of lives through vaccination programmes and other innovative initiatives.
British house prices rose in the three months to October at their fastest pace since February and the Bank of England’s interest rate hike is unlikely to offset the impact on prices from a lack of homes for sale, mortgage lender Halifax said.
Two men who could face the death penalty for the murders of a pair of British backpackers in Thailand are “confident” they will be acquitted as they prepare to learn their fate today, their legal team has said.
The British government has fired the starting gun on a plan to sell its stake in Europe’s largest city-centre redevelopment project around London’s King’s Cross station, in its latest disposal aimed at boosting state coffers.
A motorcyclist sought in connection with the murders of three members of a British family in the French Alps has been ruled out of the inquiry, according to reports, leaving police apparently no closer to a breakthrough more than two years after the killings.