UK"s richest man is Arsenal FC owning oligarch, Alisher Usmanov, from Uzbekistan worth 13.3bn

UK's richest man is Arsenal FC owning oligarch, Alisher Usmanov, from Uzbekistan worth 13.3bnAlisher Usmanov owns almost a third of the north London football clubHe replaces steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal who drops to eighth placeUK-born richest is Duke of Westminster, worth 7.8 billion and ranked eighth rank), name, source of wealth, 2013 wealth (2012 wealth) 1. (2) Alisher Usmanov, mining and investment, 13,300m (12,315m) 2

"Crisis economy" UK: You"re in as bad a state as eurozone, says new Bank chief as IMF urges Osborne to ditch austerity package


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'Crisis economy' UK: You're in as bad a state as eurozone, says new Bank chief as IMF urges Osborne to ditch austerity packageMark Carney compared the UK to basket case countries in the eurozoneThe IMF has slashed its growth forecast for the UK over next two years By Alex Brummer PUBLISHED: 23:15 GMT, 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:33 GMT, 19 April 2013 Warning: Mark Carney, who takes over from Sir Mervyn King in July, compared the UK with basket case countries in the eurozone in a brutal assessment of the economic outlook Britain was last night branded a ‘crisis economy’ by incoming Bank of England governor Mark Carney. The Canadian, who takes over from Sir Mervyn King in July, compared the UK with basket case countries in the eurozone in a brutal assessment of the economic outlook

I"m ready to quit Britain says Ray Winstone as he claims it has been "raped" by high taxes


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I'm ready to quit Britain says Ray Winstone as he claims country has been 'raped' by high taxesThe 56-year-old said: 'I love this country but I’ve had enough'Told talkSPORT the taxman was ‘taking too much in exchange for too little’Said hospitals and fire stations are closing and there are 'holes in the roads' By Mail On Sunday Reporter PUBLISHED: 23:50 GMT, 9 March 2013 | UPDATED: 23:53 GMT, 9 March 2013 Actor Ray Winstone says he may quit the UK because it has been ‘raped’ by high taxes.

Doctors accused of fixing death rates: Staff at Bolton NHS Trust accused of reclassifying cause of death to cover up poor care


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Doctors accused of fixing death rates: Staff at Bolton NHS Trust accused of reclassifying cause of death to cover up poor care Cause of death noted as serious illness when it was actually poor care69 of 150 cases wrongly coded as septicaemia, investigation findsMounting evidence that UK hospitals altered figures to cover up neglect By Sophie Borland Health Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:58 GMT, 7 March 2013 | UPDATED: 08:02 GMT, 7 March 2013 Doctors are suspected of altering figures to mask the numbers of patients dying needlessly in hospital. An investigation found that medical staff at Bolton NHS Trust were routinely ‘reclassifying’ the cause of death on patients’ records. It is feared staff noted that the deaths were caused by serious, incurable illnesses when in fact they were the result of poor care.

Profits up 10 per cent but British Gas plans another price increase… as bosses line up a 10million windfall


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Profits up 11 per cent but British Gas plans another price increase… as bosses line up a 10million windfall Company profits for 2012 soared to 606million But price rises for 12million customers could come as early as next winter have soared by 11 per cent on the previous year to 606million.

Foreign Office goes on the defensive against No10 as it installs plastic "riot shield" to stop Larry the cat from getting into building


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Foreign Office goes on the defensive against No10 as it installs plastic 'riot shield' to stop Larry the cat from getting into building Chief Mouser to the Cabinet found his way into the Foreign Office blockedHe and George Osborne's cat Freya are regular visitors to the buildingBut staff with allergies had complained about their presence William Hague came to their aid and ordered the removal of the barrier By Becky Evans PUBLISHED: 19:01 GMT, 21 February 2013 | UPDATED: 20:03 GMT, 21 February 2013 As Chief Mouser to the Cabinet, Larry is used to having his run of Downing Street. So he was understandably more than a little perturbed today when he found one of his favourite prowling routes blocked by a plastic shield. It appears the Foreign Office, which installed the clear cover, has gone to extreme lengths to stop the No10 employee from snooping around.

Bank of England to warn living costs "will keep soaring for two years"


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Bank of England to warn living costs 'will keep soaring for two years' rounded off the worst four years for Britain’s economy, outside the aftermath of war, since the 1830s – leaving the UK on the brink of triple-dip recession. ‘The UK is set for a slow but sustained recovery,’ the Bank said last week. Sir Mervyn has said the economy will ‘zig-zag’ in and out of growth for some time, a warning he may repeat on Wednesday.

Tim Sands: Woodland retreat featured on Channel 4"s Amazing Spaces torched by arsonists causing 25,000 of damage


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Amazing Space razed to the ground: Woodland retreat featured in Channel 4 series torched by arsonistsTim Sands spent 7,000 life savings on building which has now been torchedIt featured on George Clarke's Amazing Spaces in December last yearExpensive tools and sentimental items that had belonged to the teacher's grandad were also destroyed in the blaze . Torched: Arsonists have destroyed a woodland retreat built by teacher Tim Sands using his 7,000 life savings Happier times: The building was featured on George Clarke's Amazing Spaces, on Channel 4, in December last year But it has now been torched to the ground, taking with it both expensive tools and sentimental items that had belonged to his grandad when Mr Sands first moved to the Lake District. The wooden building, built with the help of friends, was uninsured, and the blaze is thought to have caused around 25,000 worth of damage.

Obama gets his gun! White House releases photo of President skeet shooting in an attempt to silence gun lobby critics


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Obama gets his gun! White House releases photo of President skeet shooting in an attempt to silence gun lobby critics , the photo was only released on Friday to silence skeptics. Bring it: Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn challenged Mr Obama to go shooting with her Obama's predecessor, 43rd President George W.

When David Attenborough met Lonesome George and Piers Morgan played cricket with Freddie Flintoff: Celebrities tell us their best moment of 2012


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When David Attenborough met Lonesome George and Piers Morgan played cricket with Freddie Flintoff: Celebrities tell us their best moment of 2012 | UPDATED: 11:48 GMT, 1 January 2013 There is no doubt it’s been a momentous year for Britain with the Diamond Jubilee, the Olympics and finally, a royal baby. But what would the stars pick as their favourite event of 2012 We asked a host of celebrities to tell us about the special moment that made their year.