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  • 'The Omen,' 'The Krays' Actress Billie Whitelaw Dies at 82

    LONDON -- British actress Billie Whitelaw died Sunday in a nursing home in London at the age of 82, the BBC reported Monday. She was best known for her role as Mrs. Baylock, the guardian of the demonic Damien in "The Omen." Whitelaw appeared in more than...
  • Oil price fall puts squeeze on North Sea energy minnows

    Plunging oil prices have increased the strain on the many small energy firms operating in the North Sea who were already facing diminishing returns from an area that once helped power the British economy. With fields more mature and oil harder to find,...
  • UK to extend Libor manipulation laws to cover gold, oil, silver

    Britain will widen the scope of laws which make the manipulation of market benchmarks a criminal offense to include seven more rates covering the currency, gold, oil and silver markets by April 1, the government said on Monday. The move is the latest...
  • UK banks must do more than stress tests to regain confidence: Bank of England

    Banks in Britain need to do more than pass health checks on their ability to withstand financial shocks, the Bank of England said, urging boards to improve the way their companies are run. The BoE also said that top bankers and other senior executives in...
  • British tsunami brothers use funky footwear to help children

    By Belinda Goldsmith LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When British brothers Rob and Paul Forkan survived the Indian Ocean tsunami 10 years ago that killed both their parents, they knew they had to use their lives to help other children in need....
  • UK firms expect to offer a bit more pay in 2015: CBI

    British companies plan to cautiously relax their grip on pay in 2015, but rises will be limited by higher costs for holiday pay and workplace pensions, as well as weak productivity growth, the Confederation of British Industry said on Monday. Forty-three...
  • Elton John marries partner under new British law

    Elton John marries partner under new British law
    LONDON — British musician Elton John on Sunday married his long-term partner David Furnish, converting their civil partnership after laws allowing gay marriage in Britain came into force this year. John, one of Britain's most prominent musicians...
  • Mandy Rice-Davies dies at 70; key figure in British political scandal

    Mandy Rice-Davies, whose cheeky testimony enlivened a sex scandal trial that rocked Britain's government and aristocracy in the 1960s, died Thursday. She was 70. The cause was cancer, according to a statement from her London publicist, the Hackford...
  • Charli XCX marks the spot

    Charli XCX marks the spot
    Step one in a hit music career: Make songs that sound nice on the radio, as Charli XCX has done with Icona Pop's "I Love It," Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" and her own "Boom Clap," from "The Fault in Our Stars" soundtrack. Step two: Follow up with a fizzy album...
  • UK public finances improve in November, helped by forex fines

    Britain's public finances improved in November helped by fines paid by banks for a foreign exchange scandal, giving some respite to finance minister George Osborne as he tries to show voters he can keep on bringing down the deficit. Separately, retailers...
  • Mandy Rice-Davies, key figure in UK 1960s sex scandal, dies aged 70

    Mandy Rice-Davies, a former modelwho was at the centre of one of Britain's biggest political sexscandals - the 1960s Profumo Affair - has died aged 70 after ashort battle with cancer, her publicist said on Friday. Rice-Davies lived with Christine Keeler,...