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  • Elite British drummer Stuart Warmington works with Liberty's Grenadier band

    A renowned drummer with Her Majesty's Band of Royal Marines in Great Britain, known for his intricate stick work, will lead Bethlehem's Liberty High School Grenadier Marching Band's Drum Corps in a performance during the halftime show of the Liberty-...
  • UK consumer morale edges down as economic outlook clouds: GfK

    LONDON (Reuters) - British consumer morale edged down for a second month in October as households showed less faith in the outlook for the economy, a survey by researchers GfK showed on Friday. GfK's headline consumer confidence index fell in October...
  • UK 'bad bank' repays 1.6 billion pounds to government in first half

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's 'bad bank', which is running down the loans of two bailed out lenders, said on Thursday it repaid 1.6 billion pounds ($2.6 billion) to the government during the six months to the end of September. UK Asset Resolution (UKAR),...
  • UK house prices rise 0.5 percent m/m in October: Nationwide

    LONDON (Reuters) - British house prices rose 0.5 percent in October compared with September, with the rate of increase slowing on an annual basis for the second month in a row, a survey from mortgage lender Nationwide showed on Thursday. The month-on-...
  • Britain's 'bad bank' warns of interest rate dangers ahead

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's 'bad bank' has already begun contacting around 20,000 customers whom it thinks might have problems repaying their mortgages when interest rates start to rise, its chief executive said on Thursday. British lenders are...
  • Scotland's "Young Fathers" are surprise Mercury Prize winners

    * "It's just an award show," says singer * Obscure line-up had faced criticism * Album sold just 1,825 copies before award By Holly Rubenstein LONDON, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Little-known Scottish hip-hop trio Young Fathers beat the bookies to take home...
  • Guy Scott of Zambia now sub-Saharan Africa's only white head of state

    Guy Scott of Zambia now sub-Saharan Africa's only white head of state
    Guy Scott, famous in Zambia for his jocular, outspoken — and sometimes undiplomatic — tongue, on Wednesday became the nation's acting president and sub-Saharan Africa’s only current white head of state. Scott took office in the...
  • UK mortgage approvals fall to lowest since July 2013 in September

    LONDON (Reuters) - British lenders approved the fewest mortgages in more than a year last month, as evidence mounts that a big rebound in housing market activity over the past year has come off the boil. The Bank of England said mortgage approvals for...
  • Lighting up the night with art

    Lighting up the night with art
    Not long after stepping through the gate onto the grounds of Norfolk's Hermitage Museum and Gardens, you start to encounter signs that the experiences conjured up by British artist Bruce Munro's landscape-sized artworks are going to be different. Kids...
  • First BoE hike still seen in first quarter but economists less sure: Reuters poll

    LONDON (Reuters) - A rise in British interest rates in the first quarter of 2015 is now much less certain, according to a Reuters poll in which almost half the economists questioned thought the hike would come later in the year. A wafer-thin majority,...
  • World watch: Threats may leave London travelers outside Parliament

     World watch: Threats may leave London travelers outside Parliament
    United Kingdom: Authorities warned of potential terrorist threats against the Houses of Parliament in London, prompting calls to close the Palace of Westminster to the public. The ISIS-related threat was announced after British intelligence learned of...