First Tory Councillor to defect to UKIP due to Carswell

Sevenoaks politics just became more interesting with the announcement that Conservative Councillor Chris Neal, who represents Cowden and Hever on Sevenoaks District Council has joined UKIP.

Hometrack Housing Survey reveals house price plateau on weaker demand

Hometrack’s August National Housing Survey has revealed that house prices have risen by just 0.1% for the second month in a row as the gap between supply and demand narrows rapidly.

Quarter of UK Employees Admit to Making False Expense Claims

Apprenticeships key to reducing youth unemployment

Business & Finance

FDIC-Insured Institutions Earned $40.2 Billion in the Second Quarter of 2014

Commercial banks and savings institutions insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) reported aggregate net income of $40.2 billion in the second quarter of 2014

How to Create a Harmonious Working Environment

New Technology Could End The Debate Over Pipeline Safety

Borro Continues to Boost Small Businesses as Funding for Lending Disappoints


Rare Family Legal Cases – When the Supreme Court Gets Involved

The US Supreme Court doesn’t make a habit of involving itself in family law cases – just one percent of cases presented to the Supreme Court are heard – though when it does, their decisions usually have ground-breaking consequences, and not only for those directly involved.

Asbestos Exposure: Important Facts for Air Force and Army Veterans

The Economic Case for Independence Still Hasn’t Been Made Says CBI President Sir Mike Rake

Scottish independence predicted to have negative impact on shipping and offshore maritime sector

Science, Technology & Environment

New software to detect financial fraud is step towards global regulatory framework

Financial fraud knows no borders but regulatory bodies don’t have the technology to implement a global detection system. Now academics led by the University of Greenwich have developed prototype software which enables sensitive data to be shared between institutions and uses artificial intelligence to teach itself how to spot the latest scams.

Bumblebees most Spotted in Great British Bee Count

Yellow and black bumblebees have been the most common species seen by people logging bee sightings for The Great British Bee Count this summer, using a smartphone app developed by Friends of the Earth, Buglife and B&Q, interim results released last week reveal.

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