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LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would clamp down on bosses who try to “line their own pockets” while not protecting workers’ pensions, after the collapse of outsourcer Carillion with a 900-million-pound hole in its pension scheme. Writing in Sunday’s Observer newspaper, the Prime Minister said private companies could help deliver
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LONDON (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday Britain would be able to have a bespoke deal with the European Union after Brexit, one of Prime Minister Theresa May’s objectives. But in an interview with the BBC, Macron said London’s financial center could not enjoy the same level of access to the EU
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LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) – France on Friday politely rejected Boris Johnson’s idea of building a giant bridge across the English Channel after Brexit, saying that, while far-fetched ideas were worth considering, there were plenty of major European projects to finish first. Foreign Secretary Johnson, who led the campaign to leave the EU in the 2016 referendum,
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LONDON (Reuters) – London’s dark winter nights will shine a little brighter starting Thursday, as a nighttime art exhibition featuring a range of publicly displayed works that use light as a medium gets underway. Lumiere London features over 50 works by British and overseas artists, located in public spaces, buildings and on the streets. The
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CARDIFF (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Harry and his American fiancée Meghan Markle visited Wales on Thursday on their third official joint appearance since announcing their engagement last November. The couple have attracted huge attention since announcing they were getting married, and as with their previous appearances, hundreds of people greeted them in Cardiff, waving Welsh
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Nationwide Building Society (POB_p.L) will employ around 250 contractors from failed construction outsourcing company Carillion, the lender said on Thursday, meaning their jobs will be saved. Lloyds Banking Group meanwhile said it would launch a 50 million pound fund to help small businesses within Carillion’s supply chain that may be experiencing
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(Reuters) – Royal Mail (RMG.L) on Thursday reported a rise in nine-month revenue, helped by higher parcel volumes and strength in its international business. Parcel volumes during the period rose 6 percent, with 149 million parcels handled over the key December trading period. The postal and parcel delivery company said revenue rose 2 percent for
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LONDON (Reuters) – Shell Energy Europe and British Solar Renewables (BSR) have agreed on a five-year supply deal for power generated from Britain’s second-largest solar power plant in Bradenstoke, BSR said in a statement. The plant consists of 269,000 panels and has a 69.8 megawatt peak capacity. On an annual basis, it generates approximately 65
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LONDON (Reuters) – British lawmakers voted in favour of the government’s legislative blueprint for Brexit on Wednesday, marking a victory for Prime Minister Theresa May over political opponents who want a softer approach to leaving the European Union. But the legislation will now face scrutiny from parliament’s largely pro-EU upper house, where May’s party does
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LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party urged MPs to back the government’s Brexit legislation at a vote in parliament later on Wednesday, warning opponents that trying to block the plan would bring chaos. Britain’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, joins Sutton and Cheam Member of Parliament (MP), Paul Scully, as he campaigns for
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BELFAST (Reuters) – Gerry Adams, leader of Ireland’s largest nationalist party, Sinn Fein, on Tuesday launched a bid to overturn two 1975 convictions for attempting to escape from prison, arguing that his initial detention was illegal. FILE PHOTO – Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams delivers a speech at his party’s annual conference in Dublin, Ireland
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LONDON (Reuters) – Risk specialists in British businesses are more worried about Brexit and other regulatory change than they were a year ago, though cyber attacks remain the biggest concern, a survey showed on Tuesday. Protesters wave the EU and Union flags outside the Palace of Westminster, London, Britain, December 20, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls The
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LONDON (Reuters) – Billionaire Virgin founder Richard Branson has told Virgin Trains to reintroduce the Daily Mail newspaper on their services after criticism of the British rail firm’s decision to halt sales, saying the move had been made without his knowledge. Richard Branson poses at the Empire State Building to promote the DS Virgin Racing
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LONDON (Reuters) – The man who mowed down pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge before killing a police officer outside Britain’s parliament last year had taken steroids beforehand, a London court heard on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Family members of Westminster Bridge attack victims Melissa and Kurt Cochran hold hands during a news conference at New Scotland
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LONDON (Reuters) – Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage said on Sunday he was increasingly concerned that a vote for Britain to leave the European Union could be overturned by a powerful group of the bloc’s supporters. FILE PHOTO: Nigel Farage, ex-leader of Britain’s anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP), speaks at a press conference of the Germany’s
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LONDON (Reuters) – The number of people visiting British stores in December showed its biggest decline for five years, illustrating how retail is being transformed by online shopping, a survey showed on Monday. Two shoppers sit with their bags on Oxford Street in London, Britain, September 27, 2017. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde Year-on-year footfall fell by 3.5
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