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  • Watch this British motorcyclist tumble down a 40-foot hill

     
    Filed under: Safety, Videos, Motorcycle, UK The image above is a frame from English motorcyclist Jack Sanderson's helmet cam. After a bit of impatience while riding a seven-mile stretch of the A537 called Cat and Fiddle, 21-year-old Sanderson learned...
  • British house prices boom, Bank of England holds fire

    LONDON (Reuters) - House prices and sales took off again in Britain last month, reflecting the economy's surprisingly fast recovery, but the Bank of England stuck to its course and left interest rates unchanged at record lows. A closely watched survey...
  • Stockpiles of Roche Tamiflu drug are waste of money, review finds

    LONDON (Reuters) - Researchers who have fought for years to get full data on Roche's flu medicine Tamiflu said on Thursday that governments who stockpile it are wasting billions of dollars on a drug whose effectiveness is in doubt. In a review of trial...
  • Changing Views On Crime And The Ultimate Punishment

    Changing Views On Crime And The Ultimate Punishment
    Courant crime reporter Gerald J. Demeusy probably didn't realize at the time that he would chronicle a historic moment in Connecticut on the night of May 17, 1960. The veteran journalist watched 2,000 volts of electricity surge through the body of...
  • UK housing market gathers pace in March: RICS

    LONDON (Reuters) - British house prices unexpectedly picked up speed in March and sales reached a six-year high, a survey showed on Thursday, suggesting the market is still firmly on the rise, after recent releases indicated a slight loss in momentum....
  • READER SUBMITTED: The New Britain Salvation Army 6th Annual Recognition Dinner And Auction

    The New Britain Salvation Army will recognize outstanding citizens and businesses who have made a difference at it's 6th Annual Recognition Dinner and Auction on April 29 at 6 p.m. at the Hawthorne Inn in Berlin. Kevin Nathan from NBC Connecticut will...
  • RBS to pay $2.5 billion to end UK government's dividend priority

    LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland has agreed to pay 1.5 billion pounds ($2.5 billion) to cancel an arrangement that gives the government priority over dividends, clearing an obstacle to the lender's eventual privatization. The agreement between...
  • UK welcomes deal to free RBS from dividend access share

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's finance minister said an agreement for part-nationalized Royal Bank of Scotland to cancel a government-owned share that stops it paying dividends would help taxpayers to get their money back. RBS was rescued through a 45.5...
  • British PM Cameron's authority dented as minister resigns

    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron suffered a blow to his authority on Wednesday when a scandal-hit minister he had been doggedly defending resigned, exposing him to charges of weak leadership and poor judgment. Maria Miller,...
  • Metro Bank founder launches new online bank

    LONDON (Reuters) - The founder of British banking newcomer Metro Bank plans to launch an online lender, hoping to take advantage of a sharp decline in the number of customers using branches and challenge established rivals. Anthony Thomson, who stepped...
  • UK warns it may not buy electricity from an independent Scotland

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain may not buy electricity from an independent Scottish state if imports from alternative markets are cheaper, the UK government has warned, putting further pressure on Scotland five months before its independence vote. A Scotland...