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  • UK 'bad bank' repays 1.6 billion pounds to government in first half

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's 'bad bank', which is running down the loans of two bailed out lenders, said on Thursday it repaid 1.6 billion pounds ($2.6 billion) to the government during the six months to the end of September. UK Asset Resolution (UKAR),...
  • UK house prices rise 0.5 percent m/m in October: Nationwide

    LONDON (Reuters) - British house prices rose 0.5 percent in October compared with September, with the rate of increase slowing on an annual basis for the second month in a row, a survey from mortgage lender Nationwide showed on Thursday. The month-on-...
  • Britain's 'bad bank' warns of interest rate dangers ahead

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's 'bad bank' has already begun contacting around 20,000 customers whom it thinks might have problems repaying their mortgages when interest rates start to rise, its chief executive said on Thursday. British lenders are...
  • Scotland's "Young Fathers" are surprise Mercury Prize winners

    * "It's just an award show," says singer * Obscure line-up had faced criticism * Album sold just 1,825 copies before award By Holly Rubenstein LONDON, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Little-known Scottish hip-hop trio Young Fathers beat the bookies to take home...
  • Guy Scott of Zambia now sub-Saharan Africa's only white head of state

    Guy Scott of Zambia now sub-Saharan Africa's only white head of state
    Guy Scott, famous in Zambia for his jocular, outspoken — and sometimes undiplomatic — tongue, on Wednesday became the nation's acting president and sub-Saharan Africa’s only current white head of state. Scott took office in the...
  • UK mortgage approvals fall to lowest since July 2013 in September

    LONDON (Reuters) - British lenders approved the fewest mortgages in more than a year last month, as evidence mounts that a big rebound in housing market activity over the past year has come off the boil. The Bank of England said mortgage approvals for...
  • Lighting up the night with art

    Lighting up the night with art
    Not long after stepping through the gate onto the grounds of Norfolk's Hermitage Museum and Gardens, you start to encounter signs that the experiences conjured up by British artist Bruce Munro's landscape-sized artworks are going to be different. Kids...
  • First BoE hike still seen in first quarter but economists less sure: Reuters poll

    LONDON (Reuters) - A rise in British interest rates in the first quarter of 2015 is now much less certain, according to a Reuters poll in which almost half the economists questioned thought the hike would come later in the year. A wafer-thin majority,...
  • World watch: Threats may leave London travelers outside Parliament

     World watch: Threats may leave London travelers outside Parliament
    United Kingdom: Authorities warned of potential terrorist threats against the Houses of Parliament in London, prompting calls to close the Palace of Westminster to the public. The ISIS-related threat was announced after British intelligence learned of...
  • Britain's Cameron appeals to Qatar emir for more investment

    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday urged Qatar to plough more of its vast oil and gas wealth into infrastructure projects across Britain during an official visit from the Gulf state's emir. Cameron asked Sheikh Tamim...
  • Central Suspends Top Scorer Kyle Vinales After Assault Charges

    Central Suspends Top Scorer Kyle Vinales After Assault Charges
    Kyle Vinales, a senior guard on the Central men's basketball team, was arrested Friday by New Britain police and charged with disorderly conduct and third-degree assault. Vinales, according to a Central spokesman, "is currently not participating in men's...