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  • Bookmakers forecast record betting in Britain on World Cup final

    LONDON (Reuters) - Record sums are likely to be wagered in Britain on Sunday's World Cup final between Germany and Argentina, bookmakers said on Friday, illustrating soccer's growing value to the betting industry. About 40 million pounds ($68 million)...
  • UK construction shrinks in May, dampens some second quarter growth hopes

    LONDON (Reuters) - British construction output suffered a steep fall in May, raising the prospect that overall economic growth may fall short of expectations in the second quarter. The surprise contraction adds to some signs that the pace of Britain's...
  • British banks paying $2 billion for swaps mis-selling: regulator

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's banks are in the process of paying out 1.2 billion pounds ($2 billion) to compensate small businesses that were mis-sold complex interest rate hedging products, data from the UK financial watchdog showed on Friday. The figure...
  • UK banks paying $2 billion for swaps mis-selling: regulator

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's banks are in the process of paying out 1.2 billion pounds ($2 billion) to compensate small businesses who were mis-sold complex interest rate hedging products, data from the UK financial regulator showed on Friday. Almost 30,...
  • Britain 'seriously concerned' over Hong Kong press freedom

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - A British government report on Hong Kong expresses "serious concerns" about press freedom and self-censorship in its former colony and about reports that leading British banks had pulled advertising from a local pro-democracy...
  • British public sector workers strike over 'poverty pay'

    LONDON (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of public sector workers including teachers, council workers and firefighters staged a 24-hour pay strike on Thursday in a stoppage that has prompted Prime Minister David Cameron to pledge a crackdown on union...
  • CBS Films Buys Cannes Labor Union Movie 'Pride'

    CBS Films has acquired U.S. rights to the British dramedy "Pride" two months after its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. It's planning an awards season push with a Sept. 19 launch. Chares Gant called the film an "irresistible crowdpleaser" in his...
  • British author Ahlberg says rejects award due to Amazon link

    LONDON (Reuters) - British children's author Allan Ahlberg has rejected a lifetime achievement award after finding out it was sponsored by Internet bookseller Amazon, which he said does not pay its fair share of tax in Britain. Ahlberg, best-known for...
  • Muslim foodies: Halal la carte

    Muslim foodies: Halal la carte
    When Shazia Saleem took a recent flight from London to Washington, DC, she requested a halal meal. On her outbound journey she was served a curry; coming back she got the same. "I'm grateful that the halal option is there," laughs Ms Saleem, a...
  • Lockheed F-35 fighter jet to miss UK military air show

    RAF FAIRFORD England (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter will not fly at Britain's Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT), the event's organizers said on Thursday, dealing a blow to the U.S. group's plans. The entire F-35 fleet was...
  • Britain unveils emergency laws to keep email, phone data for security

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Thursday it would rush through emergency legislation to force telecoms firms to retain customer data for a year, calling the move vital for national security following a decision by Europe's top court. Communication...