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Passport delays still prompting desperate calls, Welsh MPs say

<b>The passport service has let people down and the UK government needs to solve the problem, one of its own MPs has said.</b><p>Monmouth MP David Davies said there has been a big jump in calls to his office from holidaymakers about to go away but have not received their passports.<p>He is one of a number of …

American official let a man with a gun board a flight to London

Despite tightening security, a man with a loaded gun boarded a flight from US to London<p>A man armed with a loaded gun boarded a UK bound flights from Phoenix, Arizona, it has emerged.<p>In a separate incident on a different flight a man managed to smuggle a flick knife onto the aircraft.<p>They were both …

Is Religion 'Old-Fashioned' and 'Out of Date'?

The downsides of using poll data to understand the arc of history<p>In one of the most ambiguous poll questions ever, Gallup has asked Americans to once again act as a tenuous bellwether for the impending death of religion. In a May survey, more than 1,000 people were asked to pick between two vague …

Extending pension age 'only way to clear UK debt'

People will have to work until they are 70 to help reduce the impact of Britain's ageing population on the economy, OBR warns<p>Future generations will have to work longer to pay off Britain's debts because of the pressure that Britain's ageing population is putting on public finances, the independent …

England: Land of Royals, Tea and Horrific Pedophilia Coverups

From politicians’ fraudulent expenses to phone hacking, Britain has become surprisingly scandal-strewn in recent years, but the latest reputational …

Cherry Groce Inquest: Police Sorry for 'Inexcusable' Failings over 1985 Brixton Riots Trigger Shooting

Police have apologised "unreservedly" to the family of Dorothy 'Cherry' Groce after an inquest ruled several police failings led to her shooting and …

'The Simpsons' reveals new character... via mobile game

After 25 seasons, <i>The Simpsons</i> still knows how to deliver surprises.<p>The animated series quietly debuted a new character earlier this month, but not in …