UK police find 15 immigrants in truck

2014-08-19 22:54

Fifteen distressed immigrants have been found in a truck in Britain, as a man was arrested on suspicion for manslaughter for the death of a stowaway.

Assange will not leave if US extradition holds - lawyer

2014-08-19 05:48

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will not leave the Ecuador embassy in London until it is guaranteed he will avoid extradition to the United States, his lawyer says.

Confusion over when Assange will leave embassy

2014-08-18 13:24

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he will "soon" leave Ecuador's embassy in London but Wikileaks has downplayed the comment, saying he won't depart until there's an agreement with Britain's government.

UK's Serious Fraud Office probes loan schemes

2014-08-18 09:17

The Serious Fraud Office is looking into allegations of high street banks misusing government schemes designed to boost lending to small businesses.

Sir Cliff Richard to be banned from US?

2014-08-17 19:14

Sir Cliff Richard may be forced to miss his annual trip to the US for the Open Tennis following allegations he sexually assaulted a young boy in 1985.

British economy grew 0.8% in Q2

2014-08-15 15:00

The British economy has expanded 0.8% quarter-on-quarter in the second quarter, data released showed, a day after the eurozone reported zero growth.

Euro MP joins London Stock Exchange board

2014-08-15 12:00

A former member of the European Parliament, has joined the board of directors of the London Stock Exchange Group as a non-executive director.

Australia to join humanitarian airdrops in Iraq

2014-08-13 15:39

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has confirmed Australian planes will join humanitarian airdrops in Iraq and did not rule out the possibility of greater military involvement.

Philip Morris ready to sue over plain packaging

2014-08-12 17:01

Philip Morris, the world's largest tobacco company, is prepared to sue the British government should it implement a law requiring plain packaging of cigarettes.

Police show images of child blown to rail tracks

2014-08-11 22:19

British Transport Police have released harrowing images of a child in a stroller being blown by tunnel wind onto London subway tracks and a woman leaping to the rescue.

SA to extradite 'most wanted' UK fugitive

2014-08-11 15:58

Convicted British drug-trafficker and multiple fraudster Martin Evans is to be extradited and sent back home more than three years after he skipped custody and went on the run.

Bank of England to keep options open

2014-08-11 09:45

A year after the Bank of England launched forward guidance on monetary policy, governor Mark Carney faces the opposite challenge.

Bank of England on wage watch

2014-08-10 11:15

Truck drivers in the Midlands region of England have not been this busy for six years, but there's little sign of it in their pockets.

Rising salaries reflect lack of skills - UK

2014-08-08 12:44

British firms have stepped up hiring last month, with salaries continuing to rise strongly as businesses compete for dwindling numbers of qualified staff.

Fowl play: Neanderthals were first bird eaters

2014-08-07 20:37

Neanderthals may have caught, butchered and cooked wild pigeons long before modern humans became regular consumers of bird meat, a study has revealed.

Insurer bounces back to profit

2014-08-07 17:45

British insurer RSA has swung back to half-year profit and has made progress with its restructuring plan.

BES weighs on European equities

2014-08-07 14:29

Concerns about Portugal's banking system have hit the Lisbon stock market and weighed on European equities.

Bank of England, no rate hike for now

2014-08-07 09:45

The Bank of England looks likely to start the ball rolling towards its first interest rate hike since 2007 when it wraps up a policy meeting.

Museum has skeleton in cupboard

2014-08-06 20:08

A US university museum has rediscovered a 6 500-year-old skeleton, a rare specimen in storage for decades.

Charity lists dead Gaza children in UK paper ads

2014-08-06 13:11

Save the Children placed full-page adverts in British newspapers on Wednesday listing the names of 373 Palestinian children killed in Israel's offensive on Gaza, as part of the charity's campaign for a permanent ceasefire.

UK MPs demand end to Israeli restrictions on Palestine

2014-08-06 05:45

Excessive Israeli restrictions on Palestinian territories cannot be justified on the grounds they protect the Jewish state, a British parliamentary committee says.

UK police escort man off Qatar Airways plane

2014-08-05 15:55

British armed police have taken a handcuffed man off a Qatar Airways plane which had been escorted into Manchester by a fighter jet.

Moody's downgrades outlook on UK banks

2014-08-05 14:44

Moody's has revised down its outlook on British banks, saying regulations to prevent taxpayers having to stump up funds to rescue failing banks make them more risky.


Sir Cliff cancels cathedral performance

2014-08-19 19:36

Sir Cliff Richard, whose house was searched by police investigating allegations of a sexual offence involving an underage boy in the 1980s, has cancelled a performance he was due to give in Canterbury Cathedral.

UK bosses earn 143 times more than staff

2014-08-18 21:00

The heads of Britain's top firms earned 143 times as much as their average employee last year, with the largest pay gap being at Randgold Resources, a study shows.

Bovis Homes stays on track with profit leap

2014-08-18 12:00

British housebuilder Bovis Homes is on track for a significant rise in full-year profit, after a record number of completions.

UDG Healthcare sells stake in joint venture

2014-08-18 11:00

UDG Healthcare says it has sold its stake in a healthcare supply chain joint venture to partner Alliance Boots.

WikiLeaks founder may hand himself over to police - report

2014-08-18 09:10

Wikileaks website founder Julian Assange is set to hold a news conference, with reports suggesting that he may hand himself over to police.

Is there a 'choc doc' in the house?

2014-08-17 17:34

Cambridge University in England is seeking a doctoral student to pursue what sounds like the sweetest job in the world: studying the fundamentals of chocolate.

Britain ready to supply Kurds with arms

2014-08-15 14:37

Britain would consider "positively" any request for arms from the Kurds to help them battle Sunni militants who have seized much of Iraq, a spokesperson for the prime minister says.

Pilot's artificial arm detaches while landing

2014-08-14 19:21

A British air accident report has recounted how a pilot briefly lost control of a passenger plane after his artificial arm became detached from the control yoke during landing.

Investors should 'keep calm and carry on'

2014-08-12 18:05

"Keep calm and carry on" is the message for investors from a leading investment analyst as the day when UK and US interest rates are raised draws ever nearer.

Fund managers use tactics to uncover problems

2014-08-12 16:15

Fund managers are increasingly turning to investigative tactics to uncover skeletons in company closets that can offer an investment edge in a low-yield world.

UK warns of humanitarian crisis in Iraq

2014-08-11 20:22

Britain's Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has warned that a humanitarian disaster of massive scale was brewing in northern Iraq, as he promised action to help the afflicted.

UK employers expect scant upturn in wages

2014-08-11 10:00

British employers are expecting wage growth to remain weak, according to a survey that contrasted with other reports that salaries are set to rise.

Traders brace for research crackdown

2014-08-10 17:15

Regulatory pressure to undo the traditional way brokers sell research alongside share dealing is alarming traders in Europe.

UK-US investigative couple on trial in China

2014-08-08 08:19

A British man on trial with his American wife for illegally obtaining and selling private information about Chinese nationals says he buys such information from other companies.

UK police raid pub in search for 'Holy Grail'

2014-08-07 19:30

British police raided an English country pub this week in search of a stolen wooden relic believed by some to be the Holy Grail.

BoE holds steady as rates debate heats up

2014-08-07 15:00

The Bank of England has kept interest rates at their record low, giving Britain's fast economic recovery more time to build.

UK watchdog fines insurance firm

2014-08-07 14:00

Britain's Financial Conduct Authority says it has fined Stonebridge International Insurance $14m in relation to sales of accident insurance products.

Insurer Aviva posts 4% rise in H1 profit

2014-08-07 10:15

British insurer Aviva has posted a 4% rise in first-half operating profit as its European and UK general insurance businesses built on a strong start.

UK watchdog proposes rules for social media ads

2014-08-07 08:28

Companies are failing to include risk warnings in financial promotions sent to millions of customers on social media like Twitter, Britain's markets watchdog has said.

Ex-Investec traders lose $10m bonus battle

2014-08-06 14:53

Two former Investec traders have lost a three-year battle over disputed bonuses in a case described as "fanciful" and "wholly incredible".

UK shop prices falling fast

2014-08-06 11:58

Prices in British shops have fallen at the fastest rate since records began seven-and-a-half years ago, marking 15 months of sinking prices.

Man held over bomb threat after plane escorted by jet

2014-08-05 18:14

British police have arrested a man suspected of making a hoax bomb threat that forced a Qatar Airways plane to make an emergency landing under military jet escort.

UK muslim minister quits over Gaza policy

2014-08-05 13:19

A British minister who was the first Muslim to sit in the cabinet has resigned over the government's policy on Gaza.

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