Central African Republic ignored, London says

LONDON, July 30 (UPI) -- The British government said Tuesday it was releasing $7.6 million in aid to the Central African Republic to help address a forgotten crisis.
Celeb pics used to teach about body image

Celeb pics used to teach about body image

LONDON, June 22 (UPI) -- The United Kingdom is encouraging parents to use pictures of celebrities before and after they have been airbrushed to teach their children about body image.

Defense chief not backing gay marriage

LONDON, May 13 (UPI) -- British Defense Secretary Philip Hammond refused to back legislation allowing gay marriage, saying "it's not the No. 1 priority."
Archbishop: Gay couples 'lifelong' friends

Archbishop: Gay couples 'lifelong' friends

LONDON, March 16 (UPI) -- Britain's leader of the Roman Catholic Church said he appreciates that same-sex couples want to marry, but the nature of marriage is between a man and a woman.

Britain moving toward same-sex marriage

LONDON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Gay couples in Britain who want to form civil partnerships may now do so in church if they wish, the government announced Thursday.

Britain may allow gay unions in churches

LONDON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Britain's coalition government is moving to permit same-sex partnership ceremonies in churches, an official said.

London drivers wait hours for free gas

LONDON, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Video game maker Electronic Arts caused massive lines at a London gas station by giving away free fuel to promote its game "Mercenaries 2: World in Flames."

Royal oath considered for British students

LONDON, March 9 (UPI) -- Young British students are being urged to take an oath of allegiance to the queen similar to that taken by immigrants, a report said.

Deserted building still had private info

LONDON, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Homeless people in an abandoned council building in London found documents with the names and bank information of thousands of people.

British DNA database grows amid concern

LONDON, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- As the British DNA database grows to more than 3 million people, privacy proponents argue against sweeping inclusion and possible misuse.

British alcohol deaths up 18 percent

LONDON, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- As British lawmakers consider expanding pub hours, new government figures show alcohol-related deaths jumped 18 percent in Britain over four years.