Gavin O'Toole

Business & Economy

Uber beefs up security after hacking scare

Popular taxi application insists security was not breached but implements extra measures to protect users.


Give us a break: Guinness Records turns 60

First published in 1955, global authority on record-breaking achievement recently unveiled its 60th anniversary edition.


UK Muslim charities shift focus to local aid

Growing poverty is strengthening a trend among UK Muslims to fund charitable work closer to home.


Is UK ready to embrace US-style fracking?

Plans to allow shale companies to drill under people's homes were included in recent Queen's Speech.


UK row over Christian values and food poverty

David Cameron talks of UK as 'Christian country' while under fire from church leaders over skyrocketing food poverty.

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Religious leaders blast UK welfare cuts

Food poverty and malnutrition are on the rise in the UK as government cuts back on aid programmes.


Syria regime's 'industrial-scale killing'

As delegates meet for peace conference in Geneva, UN says responsible parties "must be held to account".


Benefit cuts open UK welfare state debate

After years of austerity policies, the coalition government is planning to slash benefits by another $19bn.


Did climate change cause Typhoon Haiyan?

Filipino officials say global warming was responsible for the storm, but many scientists say it's too early to tell.


UK's natural environment in jeopardy

From climate change to pollution, native species in the UK's famed countryside have dramatically declined.

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Report exposes sexual abuse of UK minorities

Shocking investigation lifts the lid on sexual exploitation of Asian and Muslim girls in Britain.

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UK officials react to child sex abuse report

Agencies in Britain are teaming up to tackle sexual predators who prey on Asian and Muslim girls.