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2010 Quality of Living Survey Results 2010-05-26

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London is the only UK city to have been ranked in a global top 50 for quality of living, but comes in at a lowly 39th spot, a new survey has suggested.

The study was based on factors including crime, political stability, hospitals, transport, food and drink, leisure, climate and personal freedom.

‘The Mercer Quality Of Living Ranking’ assesses 221 cities to help governments and firms place staff on assignments.

Vienna was ranked at (more…)

Big Paris Art Heist 2010-05-21

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Art thieves stole works by Pablo Picasso, Fernand Leger, Henri Matisse, Georges Braque and Amedeo Modigliani worth 500 million EUR (431 million GBP) from a Paris museum, French police and prosecutors said today, 2010-05-20. (more…)

Hosting Olympics May Have No Benefits 2010-05-20

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The health and economic benefits claimed by cities hosting the Olympics or other major sporting events are unproven, according to researchers. (more…)

Radical Political Reform for UK 2010-05-20

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A ‘power revolution’ in the UK will be promised by Mr.Nick Clegg (Lib-Dem, Sheffield-Hallam) today as he tries to put his personal stamp on ‘The Coalition Government’ in his first major statement as Deputy Prime Minister.

The Liberal Democrat Party Leader will hail his programme of political reform as the most ambitious and radical since ‘The Great Reform Act of 1832’. He has told aides that ‘The Coalition Government’ has given him the opportunity to implement the changes that he came into politics to pursue.

In a speech in London Mr Clegg will promise a ‘wholesale, big bang’ rather than piecemeal approach, including: (more…)

Tots’ Lies Good 2010-05-18

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Researchers have found that the ability to tell fibs at the age of two is a sign of a fast-developing brain and means children are more likely to have successful lives. (more…)