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Through the provision of imperative, relevant and practical equipment, services and experiences Variety – the Children’s Charity and its supporters serve children who may fall through the cracks of government funding or other aid.

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Modeled on Vietnam Vets Against the War, LEAP brings unquestionable credibility and first hand experience to its critique of our drug policies to wide audiences. Find out why Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow said, "Law Enforcement Against Prohibition is a singular organization whose credibility and experience provide ...See More one of the strongest voices against the War on Drugs anywhere in the world." Show Less

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The Giraffe Heroes Project moves people to stick their necks out for the common good and gives them tools to succeed.
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Clean Water
The United Kingdom's environmental protection agency is most concerned with protecting their environment from pollution, landfill waste, protection of parks, and enforcing regulations that keep water and air clean.1 While the UK maintains high air quality standards, it could face sanctions for failing to adequately reduce the levels of nitrogen dioxide in the air in accordance with European Union standards.2 Furthermore, because of the record amounts of rainfall across England and Wales in recent months, flooding has occurred in some regions.3 Approximately 5,800 homes were flooded and thousands of citizens have been evacuated.4

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UK News

New York Times 
Deadly Attack Near U.K. Parliament; Car Plows Victims on Westminster Bridge MARCH 22, 2017 · Donald Trump Jr. Criticizes London Mayor After Deadly Attack MARCH 22, 2017 · As Terrorists Cross Borders, Europe Sees Anew That Its Intelligence Does Not ... See more..
Sky News 
According to the Trades Union Congress, the UK came 22nd out of 24 European countries which offer statutory maternity pay. British mothers are entitled to receive 90% of their average weekly earnings in statutory maternity pay for the first six weeks ... See more.. 
Last year — when Brits watched terrorists strike France, Germany, and Belgium — London's police chief warned it was a case of "when, not if" the U.K. joined that list. And yet more than 90 percent of the capital's police officers carry out their ... See more..
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Walking away with no regime for 230 billion pounds ($287 billion) of annual exports to the bloc and the 3.3 million Europeans in the U.K would be “perfectly OK,” says Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. Not “frightening” at all, says Brexit czar David Davis. See more..
The Guardian 
The East London mosque, the oldest in the capital and the largest in the UK, said: “We are saddened by the appalling attack in Westminster that resulted in tragic deaths and injuries. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims and ... See more..
BBC Sport 
Britain's ability to win future Paralympic wheelchair tennis medals is "at risk" after having its funding cut by UK Sport ahead of the Tokyo Games. The sport received £1,925,270 for the Rio cycle and the team won six medals, including men's singles ... See more..
The Guardian 
More than 10 million UK workers are at high risk of being replaced by robots within 15 years as the automation of routine tasks gathers pace in a new machine age. A report by the consultancy firm PwC found that 30% of jobs in Britain were potentially ... See more..
The Guardian 
European security experts will meet in Brussels next week to assess the restrictions on laptop bans imposed by the UK and US on flights from some Middle Eastern and north African countries with the European commission calling for more information on ... See more..
The Sun 
The attack in Wesminster came a day after the UK government ordered airlines to ban passengers from taking large electronic devices such as tablets into the cabin on non-stop UK bound-flights from six countries including Turkey, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. See more..
The Guardian 
Brexit could damage the UK's efforts to tackle corruption and give multinationals leverage over the British government in bribery cases, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has warned. Business pressure to weaken bribery laws and ... See more..
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Western Europe, islands - including the northern one-sixth of the island of Ireland - between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea; northwest of France

Total 243,610 sq km
Land 241,930 sq km
Water 1,680 sq km

***NOTE*** includes Rockall and Shetland Islands

temperate; moderated by prevailing southwest winds over the North Atlantic Current; more than one-half of the days are overcast ;
Natural Resources

coal, petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, lead, zinc, gold, tin, limestone, salt, clay, chalk, gypsum, potash, silica sand, slate, arable land ;
Natural Hazards

winter windstorms; floods
Current Environmental Issues

continues to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (has met Kyoto Protocol target of a 12.5% reduction from 1990 levels and intends to meet the legally binding target and move toward a domestic goal of a 20% cut in emissions by 2010); by 2005 the government reduced the amount of industrial and commercial waste disposed of in landfill sites to 85% of 1998 levels and recycled or composted at least 25% of household waste, increasing to 33% by 2015 ;


63,395,574 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups


The UK, a leading trading power and financial center, is the second largest economy in Europe after Germany. Over the past two decades, the government has greatly reduced public ownership and contained the growth of social welfare programs. Agriculture is intensive, highly mechanized, and efficient by European standards, producing about 60% of food needs with less than 2% of the labor force. The UK has large coal, natural gas, and oil resources, but its oil and natural gas reserves are declining and the UK became a net importer of energy in 2005. Services, particularly banking, insurance, and business services, account ...See More by far for the largest proportion of GDP while industry continues to decline in importance. After emerging from recession in 1992, Britain's economy enjoyed the longest period of expansion on record during which time growth outpaced most of Western Europe. In 2008, however, the global financial crisis hit the economy particularly hard, due to the importance of its financial sector. Sharply declining home prices, high consumer debt, and the global economic slowdown compounded Britain's economic problems, pushing the economy into recession in the latter half of 2008 and prompting the then BROWN (Labour) government to implement a number of measures to stimulate the economy and stabilize the financial markets; these include nationalizing parts of the banking system, temporarily cutting taxes, suspending public sector borrowing rules, and moving forward public spending on capital projects. Facing burgeoning public deficits and debt levels, in 2010 the CAMERON-led coalition government (between Conservatives and Liberal Democrats) initiated a five-year austerity program, which aimed to lower London's budget deficit from over 10% of GDP in 2010 to nearly 1% by 2015. In November 2011, Chancellor of the Exchequer George OSBORNE announced additional austerity measures through 2017 because of slower-than-expected economic growth and the impact of the euro-zone debt crisis. The CAMERON government raised the value added tax from 17.5% to 20% in 2011. It has pledged to reduce the corporation tax rate to 21% by 2014. The Bank of England (BoE) implemented an asset purchase program of up to £375 billion (approximately $605 billion) as of December 2012. During times of economic crisis, the BoE coordinates interest rate moves with the European Central Bank, but Britain remains outside the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). In 2012, weak consumer spending and subdued business investment weighed on the economy. GDP fell 0.1%, and the budget deficit remained stubbornly high at 7.7% of GDP. Public debt continued to increase. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$2.375 trillion (2012 est.); $2.371 trillion (2011 est.); $2.349 trillion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

10.8% of GDP (2012 est.); 13.5% of GDP (2011 est.); 11.8% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

cereals, oilseed, potatoes, vegetables; cattle, sheep, poultry; fish

machine tools, electric power equipment, automation equipment, railroad equipment, shipbuilding, aircraft, motor vehicles and parts, electronics and communications equipment, metals, chemicals, coal, petroleum, paper and paper products, food processing, textiles, clothing, other consumer goods