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Britain’s Deignan wins Paris-Roubaix

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Britain’s Lizzie Deignan on infamous Paris-Roubaix cobbles Britain’s Lizzie Deignan took a sensational breakaway win in the first edition of the women’s Paris-Roubaix. The Trek-Segafredo rider pulled away from the peloton with more than 80km to go, before rain affected the course. The legendary race on the brutal ‘pave’ cobblestones......

Reeves: I will be Britain’s first green chancellor

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Labour’s shadow chancellor has pledged to invest in “good jobs in the green industries of the future”. Rachel Reeves said she would be a “responsible chancellor” and Britain’s “first green chancellor”. She told the Labour conference that her party in government would “tax fairly, spend wisely, and get our economy......

Winning photographers capture Britain’s maritime heritage

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Michael Marsh’s aerial shot of a trawler in Whitstable, Kent, has been named as the overall winner of this year’s Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society photography competition. image source, Michael Marsh The competition received more than 1,500 entries from amateur and professional photographers, who set out to capture the essence of Britain’s......

Britain’s M&S blames Brexit for closing French food stores

Reuters
M&S to close 11 food stores run with SFH Will retain nine stores run with Lagardere M&S says new rules make it ‘near impossible’ LONDON, Sept 16 (Reuters) – British retailer Marks & Spencer (MKS.L) said it would close all 11 French franchise food stores it runs with its partner......

Britain’s John Lewis, Co-op lament supply chain disruptions

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Shoppers pass a branch of John Lewis in London, Britain, September 15, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville/Files John Lewis warns of ‘significant uncertainty’ Co-op says crisis will impact full year profit LONDON, Sept 16 (Reuters) – British retailers John Lewis Partnership and the Co-operative Group both warned that creaking supply chains would......

Britain’s Sharma arrives in China’s Tianjin for climate talks

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SHANGHAI, Sept 6 (Reuters) – Britain’s senior climate change official Alok Sharma arrived in Tianjin on Sunday to meet representatives from government and business ahead of the next round of global climate talks scheduled to take place in Glasgow in November. Sharma, a government minister and President of the COP......

Novartis signs deal with Britain’s NHS for new cholesterol drug Leqvio

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Novartis’ logo is seen at the cell and gene therapy factory of the Swiss drugmaker in Stein, Switzerland, November 28, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann Sept 1 (Reuters) – Novartis AG (NOVN.S) said on Wednesday it had agreed a deal with Britain’s healthcare service provider for use of the drugmaker’s new anti-cholesterol......

Britain’s economy is already seeing rapid change due to climate change

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A vineyard in Surrey, England Lemanieh | iStock | Getty Images Climate change could spark major shifts in British produce in the coming decades as the country attempts to avoid a “catastrophic” environmental fallout, experts have said. At the end......

Britain’s easyJet names ex-RBS boss Hester as chairman

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Aug 23 (Reuters) – British airline easyJet (EZJ.L) said on Monday it had appointed former RBS chief executive Stephen Hester as its chair designate to succeed John Barton, after the incumbent boss steps down in December following nine years in the role. Reporting by Pushkala Aripaka in Bengaluru; editing by......

The Taliban could be different this time, Britain’s army chief says

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LONDON, Aug 18 (Reuters) – The world should give the Taliban the space to form a new government in Afghanistan and may discover that the insurgents cast as militants by the West for decades have become more reasonable, the head of the British army said on Wednesday. The leaders of......

Facebook may have to sell Giphy on Britain’s competition concerns

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Aug 12 (Reuters) – Britain might require Facebook (FB.O) to sell GIF website Giphy after the country’s competition regulator said on Thursday its investigation found the deal between the two companies would harm competition in the display advertising market. Facebook, the world’s largest social media company, bought Giphy, a website......

Britain’s weather office issues its first-ever extreme heat warning.

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As the heat in London ticked into the mid-80s on Monday afternoon (in Fahrenheit, that is) and Northern Ireland recorded its highest temperature on record, the Met Office — as the national weather service for the United Kingdom is called — issued its first-ever extreme heat warning, covering “a large......

Australia to deport Britain’s Katie Hopkins after quarantine breach

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Newspaper columnist Katie Hopkins arrives dressed in a wedding dress at the Conservative Party’s conference in Manchester, Britain October 2, 2017. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo CANBERRA, July 19 (Reuters) – Australia will deport controversial British commentator Katie Hopkins after she admitted breaching the country’s quarantine rules, Australia’s minister for home affairs......

Britain’s health secretary, Sajid Javid, tests positive for the coronavirus.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Sajid Javid, Britain’s new health secretary, said on Saturday in a short video on Twitter that he had tested positive for the coronavirus, only two days before almost all of the country’s virus-related restrictions were set to be......

Britain’s Skupski partners Krawczyk to Wimbledon mixed title

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Jul 11, 2021; London, United Kingdom; Desirae Krawczyk (USA) and Neal Skupski (GBR), celebrate winning the mixed doubles against Harriet Dart (GBR) and Joe Salisbury (GBR) while holding their trophies at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Mandatory Credit: Peter van den Berg-USA TODAY Sports LONDON, July 11 (Reuters)......

Apollo Global joins battle for Britain’s Morrisons

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Apollo is third Morrisons suitor to go public Morrisons agreed deal with Fortress on Saturday Fortress offer topped CD&R proposal Morrisons shares up 11.4% LONDON, July 5 (Reuters) – The $8.7 billion bid battle for Britain’s fourth largest supermarket group Morrisons (MRW.L) ratcheted up on Monday when a third private......

Britain’s Morrisons agrees $8.7 bln offer from Fortress Investment Group

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A Morrisons store is pictured in St Albans, Britain, September 10, 2020. REUTERS/Peter Cziborra//File Photo LONDON, July 3 (Reuters) – Morrisons (MRW.L) has agreed a takeover offer from Fortress Investment Group, which values Britain’s fourth largest supermarket operator at 6.3 billion pounds ($8.7 billion). The offer from Fortress, which is......

Korda too good for Britain’s Evans as he reaches last 16

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LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) – Wimbledon main draw debutant Sebastian Korda reached the last 16 on Friday with an impressive 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-4 victory over British number one Dan Evans on Centre Court. A few days after his older sister Nelly won the women’s PGA Championship to become the......

Britain’s ‘freedom day’ will come on July 19, says government

Reuters
LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) – Britain will lift most of its remaining COVID-19 restrictions on July 19 in what has been dubbed “Freedom Day”, the government said on Monday despite fears that an increase in coronavirus cases could lead to more deaths. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, whose government is again......

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