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  • British courts open new probes of Hillsborough Stadium soccer tragedy

    Many Liverpool soccer fans have for years believed that British police officers, not fans, were responsible for the 1989 Hillsborough Stadium disaster in which 96 people died. Twenty-five years later, new investigations have begun to determine the level...
  • New inquests begin into 96 deaths at Hillsborough stadium

    LONDON (Reuters) - A long-awaited investigation began on Monday into the deaths of 96 soccer fans at the Hillsborough stadium 25 years ago following years of campaigning by relatives to establish the truth behind the tragedy. The new inquests into...
  • UK mortgage approvals dip in February, business lending contracts again

    LONDON (Reuters) - British mortgage approvals slowed in February by more than expected, possibly reflecting bad weather during the month, and there was another contraction in business lending. The Bank of England said on Monday mortgage approvals...
  • The Caribbean's quest for reparations expands to seek compensation for genocide

    BYREA, St. Vincent The 360-foot, weather-beaten tunnel, carved out of volcanic rock and leading to the rough surf of the Atlantic, remains one of the few remnants of this eastern Caribbean island's defiant past. Constructed by shackled black hands in the...
  • British same-sex marriages to begin Saturday

    British same-sex marriages to begin Saturday
    LONDON -- Marriage-minded gays and lesbians can begin tying the knot in Britain on Saturday, becoming the latest same-sex couples in Europe and beyond to have the right to do so and fulfilling a dream made possible by a Conservative-led government. A...
  • UK posts big current account deficit, household savings down

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's current account deficit was much bigger than expected in the fourth quarter and households ran down savings to keep up their spending, reminders of the need to put the economy on a more balanced footing to maintain growth....
  • UK March consumer sentiment hits highest since mid-2007: GfK

    LONDON (Reuters) - British consumer sentiment rose in March to its highest level since around the start of the financial crisis in 2007, a survey from researchers GfK showed on Friday. GfK's headline consumer confidence index rose to -5 this month, its...
  • 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...