STOKE-ON-TRENT: The framed coat of arms hanging in the headquarters of the Hanley Economic Building Society in Stoke-on-Trent depicts two squirrels in ermine robes above the motto ‘Save Safely, Build Surely’, which the mortgage lender’s customers have duly done for over 150 years. Now with Brexit looming, rock-bottom interest rates squeezing margins, and behemoth competitors […]

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Brexit: UK, the Netherlands kick off EU elections

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  • May 24, 2019
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Voters in Brexit-bound Britain and the Netherlands cast ballots yesterday at the start of 28-nation EU elections in which Eurosceptic, anti-immigration forces have vowed a political earthquake to shake up the Brussels establishment. With British Prime Minister Theresa May’s resignation appearing imminent after she postponed a forlorn attempt to push her divorce deal through parliament, […]

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India, Britain mark colonial massacre centenary

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  • April 13, 2019
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Britain’s high commissioner to India laid a wreath on Saturday on the 100th anniversary of the Amritsar massacre, one of the worst atrocities of colonial rule for which London is still to apologise. The Jallianwala Bagh massacre, as it is known in India, saw British troops fire on thousands of unarmed men, women and children […]

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