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  • 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,...
  • Osborne touts UK recovery on return to skeptical IMF

    LONDON (Reuters) - Finance minister George Osborne held up Britain's recent strong pace of economic growth as vindication of his austerity program that came under fire from the International Monetary Fund last year. Osborne, who is attending the IMF's...
  • Scottish independence would delay UK return to triple-A status: Fitch

    LONDON (Reuters) - The United Kingdom would need longer to recover the triple-A debt rating it lost last year if Scotland votes for independence in September, ratings agency Fitch said on Thursday. Fitch said London's promise to honor all existing United...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • UK retailers cut prices at fastest pace since 2006

    LONDON (Reuters) - British retailers slashed prices in March at the fastest rate since 2006, industry figures showed on Wednesday, a reflection of the squeeze in consumers' incomes that has persisted even as the economy recovers. The British Retail...
  • Briton wins prize for UK exit plan from EU, says economy could benefit

    (Reuters) - Britain's economy could grow by 1.3 billion pounds if it left the European Union due to less regulation and more trade with emerging economies, a British diplomat who dreamt up a prize-winning blueprint for the country's EU exit said on...