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  • UK households drive economy, current account deeper in red

    Britain's economy relied more heavily on spending by households for growth in the third quarter despite a fall in take-home incomes, underscoring the challenges of getting the recovery onto a sounder footing. In another disappointing sign for...
  • Northern Ireland rivals clinch deal on austerity, historic crimes

    Irish nationalists and pro-British unionists in Northern Ireland struck a deal on Tuesday covering austerity spending and historic crimes, staving off a collapse of the power-sharing government set up in 1998 to end decades of sectarian violence....
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • '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...
  • Gay British musician Elton John marries partner under new law

    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 and gay...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...