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  • Mandy Rice-Davies, key figure in UK 1960s sex scandal, dies aged 70

    Mandy Rice-Davies, a former modelwho was at the centre of one of Britain's biggest political sexscandals - the 1960s Profumo Affair - has died aged 70 after ashort battle with cancer, her publicist said on Friday. Rice-Davies lived with Christine Keeler,...
  • British anti-doping body signs agreement with Crime Agency

    UK Anti-Doping has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Crime Agency as Britain beefs up its fight against the use and distribution of performance-enhancing substances. The independent body, created by the government in 2009 to...
  • Bank of England's Cunliffe sees little direct exposure to UK from Russia

    Britain has little direct exposure to economic turmoil in Russia, but it is important to weigh up risks to the financial system resulting from the market strife, a senior Bank of England official said on Wednesday. BoE Deputy Governor Jon Cunliffe also...
  • UK earnings recovery might not help Cameron much before vote

    The wages of British workers are rising and inflation is tumbling, but a turnaround in living standards may prove to be too little, too late for Prime Minister David Cameron as national elections approach. Earnings, excluding bonuses, grew by more than...
  • British lawmaker proposes 'English votes for English laws' plan

    British lawmaker proposes 'English votes for English laws' plan
    The morning after Scotland's referendum on independence, British Prime Minister David Cameron stood in front of his Downing Street residence and made a decisive statement. "We have heard the voice of Scotland and now the millions of voices of England...
  • Plunging oil prices could boost geopolitical tensions: Bank of England report

    Plunging oil prices could heighten geopolitical tensions, trigger defaults by U.S. shale oil and gas firms and destabilize euro zone inflation expectations, the Bank of England warned on Tuesday. In a half-yearly assessment of global financial risks,...
  • UK inflation falls sharply in November to 12-year low

    British inflation fell unexpectedly to its lowest level in more than 12 years in November, further easing a squeeze on consumers and leaving the Bank of England under no pressure to raise interest rates soon. Reflecting a slide in global oil prices...
  • Asking prices for UK homes suffer record fall: Rightmove

    Asking prices for homes on sale in Britain posted the largest monthly fall on record in December but are likely to rise by between 4 and 5 percent next year, property website Rightmove said on Monday. The 3.3 percent drop took prices of property coming...
  • UK construction output slides in October

    British construction output suffered an unexpected sharp fall in October, even as growth in preceding months was revised up and handed a slight boost to overall economic growth in the third quarter. Construction output fell 2.2 percent in October after...
  • UK hedge fund divorce ruling reveals Hohn charity split row

    The acrimonious divorce of Britain's most generous philanthropists, hedge fund billionaire Christopher Hohn and his estranged wife Jamie Cooper-Hohn, could lead to a split of one of the largest private charities in the world. A $530 million divorce...
  • How to do it: Follow American example

    The rage for secession continues to sputter -- from Scotland to Catalonia -- and to threaten long-established political systems that have preserved peace and stability by keeping nations unified. It was a damned close-run thing, as Wellington said of...