Nick Hallett

Nick Hallett is a reporter for Breitbart London

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Huge Job Losses as Anti-Smoking Campaigns Take Their Toll on Local Community

Around 540 people are to lose their jobs under plans by Imperial Tobacco to close their production plant and distribution centres in Nottingham. In a statement, the firm blamed "declining industry volumes in Europe, impacted by tough economic conditions, increasing regulation and excise and growth in illicit trade". Apr 16, 2014 4:22 AM PT

Tory Councillor Admits Threatening Neighbour with Gun in Row Over Cat

A Conservative councillor has admitted threatening a neighbour with a gun is a dispute over a cat. Nick Buckmaster, councillor for Larkswood in the London borough of Waltham Forest, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence towards neighbour Brett Stark. Apr 16, 2014 2:14 AM PT

Russia Spends More of Its GDP on Defence Than U.S. or European Powers

Russia now spends more on its military, relative to Gross Domestic Product (GDP), than the United States. According to figures compiled by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, Moscow spent 4.1 percent of its GDP on defence in 2013, an increase of 0.6 percent over the past 10 years. By contrast, the United States spent 3.8 percent of GDP on defence and Britain spent just 2.3 percent. Apr 15, 2014 8:47 AM PT

Porn Without Borders is 'Key EU Benefit' Says European People's Party President

The President of the largest political grouping in the European Parliament has praised the EU for allowing young Frenchmen to access porn movies in Germany. Joseph Daul, president of the European People's Party, which incorporates centre-right parties from most EU nations, made his comments in an interview with the French-language local paper Les Dernières Nouvelles d'Alsace. Apr 15, 2014 7:50 AM PT

World Health Organisation Calls For Tough E-Cigarette Regulation

Members of the World Health Organisation (WHO) have suggested the e-cigarettes should be regulated in the same manner as normal tobacco. According to minutes seen by the Financial Times, Dr Haik Nikogosian, head of the convention's secretariat, said that e-cigarettes "could result in a new wave of the tobacco epidemic." Apr 15, 2014 5:18 AM PT

Driver Falls 80ft Off Cliff, Survives with Just Broken Arm

A motorist miraculously escaped with just a broken arm after plunging more than 80ft off a cliff in southern England. The 33-year-old, who has not been named, was driving along a coastal road near Brighton when one of his tires blew out, sending him off the road. His car went over the clifftop, flew over a promenade and fell into the sea. Apr 14, 2014 7:35 AM PT

Public's Apathy towards Europe Laid Bare in New Poll

The British public know startlingly little about the European Union, despite the country being a member for four decades. A poll by YouGov for the Sun newspaper shows a high level of apathy towards the EU, with over 90 percent unable to name their MEPs. Apr 14, 2014 5:31 AM PT

Assad: Syrian War Turning in Government's Favour

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said that the three-year civil war in Syria is "passing through a turning point" following a series of military victories by government forces. Apr 14, 2014 4:00 AM PT

Surge in UKIP Support Among Doctors

The percentage of family doctors supporting the UK Independence Party has surged from 0.3 percent at the last general election to a new high of 7.3 percent, almost double the amount planning to vote Liberal Democrat. Apr 12, 2014 6:03 AM PT


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