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  • 'Pride' named best film of 2014 at British Independent Film Awards

    'Pride' named best film of 2014 at British Independent Film Awards
    "Pride," a drama set in 1984 about gay and lesbian activists raising funds for striking British miners, was named best film of the year Sunday night at the Moet British Independent Film Awards in London. Andrew Scott and Imelda Staunton won supporting-...
  • BoE's Weale: signs recovery will boost productivity 'tenuous'

    Signs that Britain's economic upturn will soon end years of poor productivity growth are tenuous at best, which could mean interest rates will need to rise, Bank of England policymaker Martin Weale said on Monday. Weak productivity has been a major...
  • UK rate rise in 2015 to test high-debt households

    Britons who have relied on years of record-low interest rates to manage hefty mortgages are looking nervously ahead to 2015, when the Bank of England finally looks set to start raising rates. British people have more debt per head than in any other big...
  • UK consumer spending rises as 'Black Friday' crosses Atlantic: Visa

    British consumer spending grew strongly in November after many big retailers adopted U.S.-style "Black Friday" promotions, payments company Visa Europe said on Monday, suggesting spending for 2014 as a whole may rise at its fastest rate since 2010....
  • Watching British TV ads — a different kind of holiday tradition

     Watching British TV ads — a different kind of holiday tradition
    Welfare officers arrive at an ordinary British house — they seem to suspect ill-treatment of one of the occupants. They're emotionally overwhelmed by the task — we see one of them shaking and crying, almost unable to continue. They find the...
  • Loan of Elgin Marbles piece to Russia spurs several controversies

    Loan of Elgin Marbles piece to Russia spurs several controversies
    The British Museum's decision to lend a piece from the disputed Elgin Marbles collection to Russia's Hermitage Museum ignited disputes across Europe on Friday, with the Greek government condemning the cultural overture as "an affront to the Greek people."...
  • Kings, queens and checkmates, from Sunrise to London

    Kings, queens and checkmates, from Sunrise to London
    This battle of wits extends across the pond — electronically, that is. Sunrise students will take on chess players in the United Kingdom on Tuesday at 8 a.m., from the comfort of their classrooms. Kids from Sawgrass and Sandpiper elementary...
  • Watch Arian Foster use a British accent during interview [Video]

    Houston Texans star running back Arian Foster turned a mundane interview session into a display of linguistics when he broke into a British accent. He forewarned the media on Thursday that he'd be answering their questions in his "best English accent."...
  • Dec. 7 Ceremony Will Honor Pearl Harbor Casualties

    NEW BRITAIN — The National Iwo Jima Memorial Monument will be the scene of a ceremony Dec. 7 in memory of the Pearl Harbor attack and the approximately 2,400 lives that it took. Organizers are inviting the public to hear Raymond Greene, a World War...
  • David Cameron gets it on immigration

    There is nothing like a little heat from a third political party to get the attention of career politicians who wish to stay in office. Nigel Farage, leader of the upstart UK Independent Party (UKIP), has been turning up the heat on British Prime...
  • Foreign exchange manipulation allegations erode public opinion

    Foreign exchange manipulation allegations erode public opinion
    Tourists wouldn't notice it: Any manipulation of foreign currency exchange rates might add a fraction of a cent in paying for a meal at a Parisian bistro or booking a tour at the Great Wall of China. But multiply that by $5 trillion — the amount...