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UK child sex trafficking soars, says National Crime Agency

Source : RT / 19 Feb 2014

Child sex abuse, human trafficking among minors and adults and cases of domestic slavery all saw sharp increases last year, says the National Crime Agency amidst calls for end to modern slavery.

British police identified 450 potential child victims who were either smuggled into the country or moved around it, the NCA show.

 

Immigrants 'better educated than British'

Source : World Bulletin / 13 Feb 2014 

In comparison with most other European countries, the UK is attracting highly educated and skilled immigrants, according to University of London Economics Professor, Christian Dustmann.

The UK has recently been embroiled in an immigration debate that has called for stricter immigration laws and tighter enforcements.

 

Britain to ban smoking in cars carrying children

Source : World Bulletin / 12 Feb 2014

Smoking will soon be banned in cars carrying children in Britain, the government said on Tuesday, under new laws aimed at reducing the effects of passive smoking on young people.

The move comes after lobbying from health campaigners and the opposition Labour party, who cited research showing that smoking in cars exposed children to more concentrated smoke and caused health problems.

 

Starving hives: Pesticides cause bees to collect 57 percent less pollen, study says

Source : RT / 3 Feb 2014

Bees exposed to "field-realistic" doses of insecticides gather less than a half the pollen that they normally do, dooming their young to starvation, UK researches have said. While some scientists hailed the findings, pesticide makers remained unimpressed

In a spin-off of their earlier study, a team of British scientists have revealed how the neurotoxic chemicals contained in agricultural neonicotinoids affect the very basic function of the honeybees – the gathering of pollen, or flower nectar.

 

Turkish is One of Ten Most Important Foreign Languages for the UK

Source : British Council.org / 27 Nov 2013

Turkish is one of the ten most important foreign languages for the UK’s prosperity and global standing over the next 20 years, according to a report published 20 November by the British Council.

The Languages for the Future report identifies Spanish, Arabic, French, Mandarin Chinese, German, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Turkish and Japanese as the languages most vital to the UK over the next 20 years. They were chosen based on economic, geopolitical, cultural and educational factors including the needs of UK businesses, the UK’s overseas trade targets, diplomatic and security priorities, and prevalence on the internet.

 

British Council is urging more people to take up learning Arabic

By Richard Garner / 22 Nov 2013

Arabic is ranked as a more important language for children to learn in school than French in a report published by the British Council today.

The study, Languages for the Future, also rates Mandarin as more vital than German to the UK over the next 20 years. Spanish, though, is considered the most important language to learn.

The report calls on policymakers to introduce a broader range of languages into every child's education.

 

Mohammad most popular name in London in 2012

Source : Presstv / 13 Aug 2013

Muhammad is now the most popular male newborn name in London and the second most popular baby boy name in Britain, figures from Britain’s Office for National Statistics (NOS) show.

There were a total 1292 newborns named Mohammad with different spellings in London in 2012.

Meanwhile, 7,139 boys were given Mohammad as their first name last year that is only 29 behind Harry, which had the top occurrence.

 

Graphic anti-smoking ad launched

Source : BBC / 29 Dec 2012

A series of hard-hitting government adverts featuring people smoking cigarettes with a tumour growing from the end is being launched in England.

The ads will tell smokers that just 15 cigarettes can cause a mutation that leads to cancerous tumours in what marks a return to shock campaigning.

It is eight years since government's "fatty cigarette" anti-smoking adverts appeared.

 

Growing use of Sharia by UK Muslims

By Divya Talwar |BBC Asian Network| 16 Jan 2012

The use of Sharia, or Islamic religious law, is growing in Britain, with thousands of Muslims using it to settle disputes each year, but women's groups and some others are objecting.

 

High prison rate of UK Muslim youth blamed on out of touch Imams

By Richard Hartley-Parkinson |Dailymail.co.uk| 12 Jan 2012

Out-dated teaching in mosques is behind a dramatic rise in the number of young Muslims going to prison, a top cleric has said.

 
 

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