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  • UK service sector expands steadily in March, points to strong first-quarter growth: Markit/CIPS

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's dominant services sector expanded steadily in March, pointing to solid economic growth in the first quarter, even though the rate of expansion was the slowest since last June and hiring eased, a survey showed on Thursday. The...
  • UK's Osborne says vigilance needed on household debt, even as assets rise

    LONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister George Osborne said on Thursday authorities must stay vigilant about household debt levels even though assets are rising in value at a faster pace than debt. "Household assets are currently rising faster than...
  • Changes in Britain's manufacturing model could mute risk from rise in sterling

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's economy is likely to weather the year-long rise in the pound even if some policymakers are worried that a further strengthening of the currency could hurt exports and frustrate a more sustainable recovery. Sterling has jumped...
  • British submarine joins search for missing Malaysian plane

    BEIJING — A British submarine joined the search Wednesday for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet as Malaysian police said their investigation of the 227 passengers found no personal or psychological problems or motivation to hijack or sabotage the...
  • BoE's McCafferty says UK housing market activity still weak: paper

    LONDON (Reuters) - Activity in Britain's housing market is still much weaker than would be expected in a fully functioning market, according to a Bank of England policymaker who played down fears of a housing bubble. Monetary Policy Committee (MPC)...
  • History on stage: My, but the past looks a lot like today

    History on stage: My, but the past looks a lot like today
    STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, England — The history play, that genre that at its best transcends the oft-quoted line in Shakespeare's "Richard II" — "let us sit upon the ground, And tell sad stories of the death of kings" — is making a striking...
  • Whisky makers fear loss of global network under Scottish independence

    Whisky makers fear loss of global network under Scottish independence
    Scotland's lucrative whisky industry flagged its concerns over Scottish independence for the first time on Friday, saying its access to a global network for promotion and sales was vital after reporting flat exports last year. Figures released by the...
  • Live like a royal foodie

    Live like a royal foodie
    Sink your teeth into a rich chocolate truffle at a tiny shop in Piccadilly and you begin to understand why the royal coat of arms appears on each box. These chocolates are of such high quality that Queen Elizabeth II herself indulges in them, perhaps...
  • Independence `opportunity of a lifetime,' says Scottish leader

    ABERDEEN, Scotland The referendum on Scottish independence planned for September is "the opportunity of a lifetime," Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond said Friday at the party's last conference before the vote. The poll would give Scots the...
  • Brailsford steps down from British Cycling role

    LONDON (Reuters) - Dave Brailsford, the brains behind his country's rise to cycling superpower status has stepped down as performance director of British Cycling, it was confirmed on Friday. Since he took over the role in 2003 Britain has won 18 Olympics...
  • More Britons move banks as new rules speed up process

    LONDON (Reuters) - New rules making it easier for Britons to switch banks resulted in a 14 percent increase in the number of customers moving accounts in the six months since they were introduced, the Payments Council said on Friday. The new rules,...