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  • Bank of England focuses on weak wages, rate rise lower on agenda

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England dented expectations of a first interest rate hike this year, slashing its forecast for wage growth and saying higher borrowing costs hinged largely on an improved outlook for pay. Sterling slumped to a 10-week low...
  • Documentary on British Prom Craze Coming to ITV

    ITV has commissioned "Prom Crazy: Frocks and Ferraris," a one-hour documentary detailing the the preparation for, and events of, prom night for a group of UK teenagers. The documentary, from veteran unscripted programming executive Grant Mansfield's...
  • Bank of England says has contingency plans for Scotland currency uncertainty

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England has contingency plans in the event that a forthcoming referendum on Scottish independence undermines Britain's financial stability, Governor Mark Carney said on Wednesday. Speaking at a news conference in London...
  • Gentlemen of the club

    There are certain rivals who may differ on the issues, and in style and background and even basic attitude, yet understand and respect one other. For they belong to the same club -- the fraternity of the great. Few historic figures would seem to have...
  • UK retailers say sales rose in July, driven by furniture

    LONDON (Reuters) - British retail sales growth rose in July, driven by an upturn in furniture spending and other non-food purchases, according to figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) on Tuesday. Total retail spending was 1.3 percent higher in...
  • Edinburgh Theater Review: 'The James Plays'

    If it's true there was much at stake for the early kings of Scotland as they tried to establish order in turbulent times, it is equally true that everything is riding on playwright Rona Munro's trilogy of historical 15th-century dramas, "The James Plays."...
  • Column: Can central bankers succeed in getting global economy back on track?

    (Reuters) - Why is the world economy still so weak and can anything more be done to accelerate growth? Six years after the near-collapse of the global financial system and more than five years into one of the strongest bull markets in history, the...
  • Can U.K. Keep Up With Demand Due to Amped-Up Incentives?

    As Hollywood struggles to keep a leash on runaway production, recent tweaks to already robust U.K. film and TV tax incentives have created a boom in Blighty. "We have an unprecedented amount of inquiries we are dealing with," says Adrian Wootton, chief...
  • Mick Jagger joins celebrity push to keep Scotland in the UK

    LONDON, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Rolling Stone Mick Jagger and over 200 stars of film, art, sports and literature have signed a letter urging Scotland to remain part of the United Kingdom, six weeks ahead of a historic referendum on independence. In an...
  • British royals walk through moat of poppies commemorating WWI

    Wondering why Kate Middleton, Prince William and Prince Harry seem to be walking in an ocean of red poppies? That's because they are -- except it's actually a moat around the Tower of London and they're actually walking through an art installation by...
  • Sportives helping harmony on Britain's roads

    LONDON (Reuters) - The rise and rise of cycling in Britain will scale a new peak on Sunday when 24,000 amateur riders take over the capital and a swathe of the countryside in the closed-road Prudential Ride London Surrey 100, the country's ultimate...