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  • Where Films Shoot, Tourist Dollars Follow

    Can terrorism promote tourism? If the terrorism is on TV, the answer is yes. The revived Fox series "24: Live Another Day" is shooting all 12 of its episodes in London through June, and although the Kiefer Sutherland starrer portrays the British...
  • Reg Henry: Think Viking, think pillaging and laughter

    Sometimes our view of the world is completely shaken by new theories. That has happened to me with the Vikings. You will remember the Vikings: fierce seafarers from Scandinavia who first raided Britain in AD 793, and Ireland soon afterward. Much given...
  • Bank of England readies tools to rein in risky mortgage lending

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England urged banks on Thursday to consider the risk of future spikes in interest rates when they approve mortgages, and prepared tools to rein back potentially dangerous lending. British house prices have risen by around...
  • UK factories maintain pay rise pace in February: survey

    LONDON (Reuters) - Pay awards in British factories held steady at their highest level since mid-2012 in the three months to February, according to an industry survey that added to evidence that wages are rising faster. Wage growth is both a key indicator...
  • Murdoch cements sons' leadership roles at News Corp., Fox

    Murdoch cements sons' leadership roles at News Corp., Fox
    His older son, Lachlan, quit a top executive job in the company and retreated to Australia. His second son, James, was battered by the British phone hacking scandal. Some analysts figured Rupert Murdoch's long-held ambition to leave his vast worldwide...
  • UK lawmakers vote to cap welfare spending despite political divides

    LONDON (Reuters) - Lawmakers from Britain's three major parties on Wednesday voted to limit how much the government can spend on welfare, despite deep disagreement over the future of a social security system that accounts for almost a third of all...
  • Swiss name British ex-UBS banker head of financial regulator

    BERN/ZURICH (Reuters) - The Swiss government named British-born former banker Mark Branson on Wednesday as the first non-Swiss national to head its financial regulator, just as the body probes currency markets and prepares for a major review of big banks....
  • Russia signs treaty to annex Ukraine's Crimea region

    Russia signs treaty to annex Ukraine's Crimea region
    SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — Russian President Vladimir Putin defied Western warnings and signed a treaty to annex Ukraine's Crimean peninsula Tuesday, while accusing the United States and its allies of going too far in luring post-Soviet nations away from...
  • Duchess Catherine's doctor Marcus Setchell knighted by Prince William

    Duchess Catherine's doctor Marcus Setchell knighted by Prince William
    Prince William has granted knighthood to Queen Elizabeth II's and Duchess Catherine's doctor, who led the St. Mary's Hospital team that delivered Prince George last summer, according to reports out of Britain on Tuesday. Marcus Setchell was dubbed Sir...
  • Obama Urges Increase In Minimum Wage At Rally

    Obama Urges Increase In Minimum Wage At Rally
    NEW BRITAIN — In a campaign-style event, President Barack Obama made a rousing appeal for a higher minimum wage Wednesday at a packed pep rally at Central Connecticut State University, saying that it was "time to give America a raise." That...
  • 2014 Golf Schedules And Charity Tournaments

      CENTRAL CONNECTICUT GOLF ASSOCIATION   May 12                         Blackledge Country Club   May 19                         Simsbury Farms Country Club   June 2                           Hawk’s Landing Golf Course   June 30   ...