UK coal imports jump ahead of carbon tax

2015-03-31 20:31

Britain's coal imports should soar for the first quarter of 2015 as utilities hoard ahead of a tax rise to entice them away from coal-fired power generation.

Spy agencies in technology arms race - MI6

2015-03-31 11:07

Spy agencies are caught in a "technology arms race" with terrorists and criminals, the new head of Britain's MI6 has said.

Complaints against UK banks dip 7%

2015-03-30 15:15

Complaints against Britain's banks have fallen in the second half of last year as fewer people lodged objections about insurance protection mis-selling.

Queen Elizabeth's staff threaten industrial action over pay

2015-03-30 13:42

Staff at Queen Elizabeth II's Windsor Castle are threatening to take industrial action over pay, a trade union says.

UK's Cameron launches election campaign

2015-03-28 15:37

British Prime Minister David Cameron has kicked off his re-election campaign for May's tight poll by echoing his main rival with a new promise to improve the state-run National Health Service.

Shell to cut more UK North Sea jobs in 2015

2015-03-27 20:15

Royal Dutch Shell is planning more job cuts in its UK North Sea oil and gas business, a week after a package of tax cuts to encourage growth in the industry.

UK lawmakers slam financial watchdog

2015-03-27 11:30

Britain's financial regulator has broke its own rules by failing to keep markets orderly when it mishandled the announcement of a review into life insurance policies.

UK house price growth slows again in March

2015-03-27 10:30

British house prices have risen in March by the smallest annual amount since September 2013, adding to signs the country's housing market is cooling.

Man acquitted after secret UK terrorism retrial

2015-03-26 19:00

A man suspected of possibly planning to target former Prime Minister Tony Blair has been found not guilty of preparing a terrorist act after a retrial.

Banker accountability rules sound - HSBC chair

2015-03-25 15:30

New rules being rolled out to make bankers more accountable are "entirely reasonable" given the pain Britain suffered in the financial crisis, HSBC chairperson Douglas Flint says.


UK pub group snaps up beer business

2015-03-31 13:15

British pubs and brewery group Marston's says it has agreed to buy the beer division of Thwaites for £25m.

Windsor Castle faces labour dispute

2015-03-31 09:00

Staff at Windsor Castle, one of Queen Elizabeth's residences, are considering withdrawing some services such as guided tours in a dispute over low pay.

Obama spin doctors hired to shake up deadlocked UK vote

2015-03-30 14:26

Rival parties in Britain's election campaign have hired former strategists for US President Barack Obama in an attempt to sway one of the most unpredictable elections in years ahead of polling day.

UK elections kick off with parties neck and neck

2015-03-30 08:33

British Prime Minister David Cameron will ask Queen Elizabeth II to dissolve parliament, kicking off formal campaigning for one of the most unpredictable elections in decades.

BoE, stung by scandals, flags market concerns

2015-03-27 21:00

The Bank of England has warned about possible frequent irregularities in financial markets in an attempt to address problems relating to recent scandals.

BoE rates likely to rise: Carney

2015-03-27 13:30

The Bank of England expects its next move in interest rates to be an increase not a cut despite record low inflation, says Bank of England Governor Mark Carney.

UK to release Prince Charles 'black spider memos'

2015-03-27 11:15

UK’s top court has ruled that secret letters from Prince Charles to government ministries should be published, in a potential setback for the monarchy seen as a victory for media freedoms.

Amanda Knox's fate in hands of Italy's top court

2015-03-27 10:04

Amanda Knox is set to discover if she is to be definitely convicted of murder, as Italy’s top court resumes a hearing on the 2007 slaying of British student Meredith Kercher.

Britain greenhouse gas down

2015-03-26 18:36

Britain's greenhouse gas emissions have fallen 8.4% in 2014 due to a decline in fossil-fuel power generation.

D-day for Amanda Knox over Italy murder

2015-03-25 15:01

Amanda Knox is set to discover whether she will be labelled a killer for life as Italy's top court rules on her conviction for the murder of a British student nearly eight years ago.

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