Bitesized Blighty: April 10, 2015
Round-up news from across the Atlantic . . .
With the General Election less than a month away, politics is really heating up on this side of the pond. Since the referendum on Scottish independence last year, the Scottish National Party (SNP) have gained swathes of support north of the border and it appears that this could put them in a very powerful position when it comes to forming a new UK government.
Changes to pensions regulation in the UK came into effect on Monday, allowing people over the age of 55 to access their retirement pots and do with it what they please. However, despite being only a week old, there have already been numerous reports of fraud.
Police are investigating the biggest heist in British history after thieves stole as much as £200m in jewels and cash. The break-in, which took place in London's exclusive diamond district, is said to have been executed with alarming professionalism and the authorities are yet to catch the culprits.
Tomorrow, 300,000 spectators will line the banks of the Thames to watch the annual Oxford vs. Cambridge boat race. For the first time in the race's 87 year history, the women's race will take place on the same day and same course as the men's and shall also be granted equal media coverage.