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UK’s Prince Philip transferred back to private hospital, Buckingham Palace says

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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prince Philip enters a car as he leaves the King Edward VII’s Hospital in London, Britain December 24, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Philip, the 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth, has been transferred back to a private hospital after successfully undergoing a procedure......

Britain lacks plan to meet climate target: watchdog

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain still has not set out a plan on how will meet its climate target of net zero emissions by 2050, almost two years after setting the goal in law, a parliamentary watchdog said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: A view of a charging point, as Britain will......

UK starts probe on Apple’s alleged anti-competitive behaviour

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FILE PHOTO: The Apple Inc logo is seen hanging at the entrance to the Apple store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, New York, U.S., October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo (Reuters) – Britain’s competition regulator said on Thursday it has opened an investigation into Apple Inc after complaints that the......

UK construction industry rebounds in February: PMI

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FILE PHOTO: Construction cranes are seen with St Paul’s Cathedral and the shard skyscraper nearby, in the city of London, Britain, August 10, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s construction industry perked up more than expected in February, helped by a return to growth in the commercial sector as......

UK regulator says will fast-track vaccines for coronavirus variants

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s medical regulator on Thursday said it would fast-track vaccines for coronavirus variants, adding that the makers of already-authorised shots would not need new lengthy clinical trials to prove their adapted vaccines will work. FILE PHOTO: Nurse Elspeth Huber from Hannage Brook Medical Centre prepares a dose......

UK new car sales slump in February amid COVID-19 hit

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FILE PHOTO: Parked cars are seen at the Vauxhall plant as the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Ellesmere Port, Britain March 16, 2020. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – British new car registrations fell by roughly 36% year-on-year in February, according to preliminary data from an industry......

Be creative in keeping City of London competitive, UK government tells Bank of England

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FILE PHOTO: Canary Wharf in London, Britain December 27, 2020. REUTERS/Simon Dawson/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Brexit is opening a new chapter for Britain to think “creatively” about keeping the UK an attractive location for international financial services companies, Britain’s finance minister Rishi Sunak told the Bank of England. Britain......

Britain raises contactless limit as COVID accelerates electronic payments

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is more than doubling to 100 pounds the limit on contactless payments made with debit or credit cards, the finance ministry said on Wednesday, as COVID-19 accelerates a shift to electronic payments from cash. The finance ministry said that while legally in force from Wednesday, the......

UK to receive 10 million AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses from India’s Serum Institute

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(Reuters) – The UK will receive 10 million AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses made by the Serum Institute of India (SII), the UK government said in a statement on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: A healthcare worker prepares to administer a dose of the Oxford University-AstraZeneca vaccine, marketed by the Serum Institute of......

Energy, mining stocks drag down FTSE 100

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(For a Reuters live blog on U.S., UK and European stock markets, click LIVE/ or type LIVE/ in a news window) * FTSE 100 down 0.1%, FTSE 250 adds 0.2% March 2 (Reuters) – London’s FTSE 100 inched lower on Tuesday, dragged by energy and mining stocks as oil and......

Brexodus from City of London to the EU slows

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LONDON (Reuters) – The shift in financial staff and assets from the City of London to the European Union because of Brexit has eased after Britain completed its full departure from the bloc, a tracker from consultants EY showed on Tuesday. Financial services are not included in the EU-UK trade......

UK’s Prince Philip, 99, moves hospital for heart tests

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Philip, the 99-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth, was transferred to a different hospital in central London on Monday to have tests for a pre-existing heart condition as well as receive treatment for an infection. “The Duke remains comfortable and is responding to treatment but is......

UK consumer credit slumped as new lockdown hit in January: BoE

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FILE PHOTO: A general view shows The Bank of England in the City of London financial district in London, Britain, November 5, 2020. REUTERS/John Sibley//File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – British consumer borrowing fell at its fastest pace in January since May last year as the country went back into a......

Britain scolds China over charging of Hong Kong activists

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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Foreign Affairs Secretary Dominic Raab looks on as he walks outside Downing Street in London, Britain, February 24, 2021. REUTERS/John Sibley LONDON (Reuters) – Britain on Monday scolded China for a decision to charge 47 Hong Kong politicians and activists for conspiracy to commit subversion under the......

Up to six cases of Manaus variant of coronavirus detected in UK

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LONDON (Reuters) – Up to six cases of the variant of coronavirus first identified in the Brazilian city of Manaus have been detected in Britain for the first time, English health officials said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: Two women walk past a closed tea room, amid the outbreak of the......

UK’s Sunak to provide 5 billion pounds of grants to pandemic hit businesses in budget

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LONDON (Reuters) – British finance minister Rishi Sunak will announce 5 billion pounds ($7 billion) of additional grants to help businesses hit hard by pandemic lockdowns in his budget statement next week, the government said on Saturday. Shops, bars, clubs, hotels, restaurants, gyms and hair salons would be among nearly......

Military honors and fly-past mark funeral of Britain’s Captain Tom

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BEDFORD, England (Reuters) – A military guard of honor and Royal Air Force fly-past marked the funeral on Saturday of Captain Sir Tom Moore, the World War Two veteran who raised millions of pounds for Britain’s health service during the coronavirus pandemic. Moore died on Feb. 2 after contracting COVID-19.......

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