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  • Marathon man Brasher inspires London to get riding

    LONDON (Reuters) - As race director of the London Marathon Hugh Brasher was not exactly short of things to do with his time but when the invitations went out for bidders to organise and run a mass cycling event on a similar scale he jumped at the chance....
  • 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...
  • London Mayor Boris Johnson plots return to national politics

    London Mayor Boris Johnson plots return to national politics
    The popular, badly coiffed, gaffe-prone mayor of London, Boris Johnson, announced Wednesday that he will seek a return to national politics next year, setting up a possible run for prime minister. Rumors had been rife for months over whether Johnson,...
  • Richard House on 'The Kills'

    Richard House on 'The Kills'
    It isn't often that literary fiction mixes successfully with the thriller genre. The delicate balance between the rich texture and characters of the former with the propulsive narrative momentum and puzzle-solving aspects of the latter is fiendishly...
  • UK economic growth slows in May-July: NIESR

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's economy grew at its slowest pace in a year in the three months through July due to virtually flat industrial output, the National Institute of Economic and Social Research said on Wednesday. The think tank estimated gross...
  • Bank of England holds steady as rates debate heats up

    LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England kept interest rates at their record low on Thursday, giving Britain's fast economic recovery more time to build even as differences among its policymakers become more apparent. The BoE's Monetary Policy Committee...
  • People, not politicians improve world economies

    STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, England -- "Neither a borrower nor a lender be; for loan oft loses both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry." -- "Hamlet," Act I, Scene III William Shakespeare is not known for his economic expertise, but the...
  • UK bank lending lags G7, more help needed: survey

    LONDON (Reuters) - British bank lending to the corporate sector lagged lending in other Group of Seven leading economies last year, despite government attempts to boost the availability of credit, a survey showed on Monday. The study, compiled by...
  • World Cup boosts revenue for bookmaker William Hill

    LONDON (Reuters) - Leading British bookmaker William Hill said the football World Cup had boosted revenues in the first half of the year, with growing numbers of its customers betting on matches online. In his first day in the job on Friday, new Chief...
  • INTERVIEW-Golf-Kaymer would love to partner Langer at Ryder Cup

    LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. Open champion Martin Kaymer has added his name to a growing list calling for Europe captain Paul McGinley to consider 56-year-old Bernhard Langer as one of his three Ryder Cup wildcard choices. Former skippers Colin Montgomerie...
  • Tesco's new boss: the outsider on the inside track

    LONDON (Reuters) - When Tesco needed a new chief executive to rebuild the world's third-biggest retailer it turned to "Drastic Dave" Lewis, a turnaround specialist who is probably as close to being an insider as an outsider can be. The 49-year-old earned...