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William, Kate hit the beach on Sydney visit

2014-04-18 12:03

Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate got to grips with Australia's beach and bush lifestyles as part of their tour Down Under with baby son George.

UK animal activist jailed for blackmail plot

2014-04-17 15:10

A UK animal rights activist was jailed for six years on Thursday for her part in a Europe-wide campaign of intimidation targeting a leading animal testing company.

Burberry revenue jumps

2014-04-16 12:57

British luxury goods group Burberry has shrugged off industry jitters about slowing growth in China to post a rise in second-half revenue

Barclays' boss treads finely in bank review

2014-04-16 10:04

Barclays' CEO Antony Jenkins is facing a high-wire act to overhaul the firm's investment bank.

UK wages poised to pass recovery milestone

2014-04-14 10:10

Britain's recovery from its deepest recession in decades looks set to pass a milestone after a six-year run of declining living standards.

Pope names British woman to head academy

2014-04-12 17:00

Pope Francis has named a British sociologist to run a pontifical academy, marking the highest-ranking appointment of a woman in his papacy.

Independent Scotland will face energy hike

2014-04-10 09:30

Scotland's households and businesses must be prepared for higher energy bills if Scots vote in favour of independence, warns the British government.

New tech unwraps ancient mysteries

2014-04-09 18:52

The fascination with mummies never gets old, now the British Museum is using new technology to unwrap their ancient mysteries.

New UK online bank to be launched

2014-04-09 14:06

The founder of British banking newcomer Metro Bank plans to launch an online lender, hoping to challenge established rivals.

UK culture minister resigns over expenses scandal

2014-04-09 11:07

The British minister overseeing future regulation of the press, Maria Miller, has quit her cabinet post following a row over expenses, Downing Street has announced.

UK economy basks in factory growth

2014-04-08 16:44

Britain got a double boost as its recovery from recession gathered more momentum and the International Monetary Fund raised the country's growth forecasts.

Big four UK grocers losing market share

2014-04-08 13:18

Britain's big four grocers have all lost market share over the last three months to discounters, industry data shows.

Key accused of using royals to gain votes

2014-04-08 09:25

New Zealand's opposition has accused PM John Key of trying to use UK’s visiting royals to boost his popularity ahead of a general election.

Dewani handed over to SA officials, heading to Cape Town

2014-04-07 23:02

Honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani has left the UK after being handed over to South African officials to escort him to Cape Town, where he is set to make his first court appearance in the country.

Royal Mail sell-off: Ministers to face inquiry

2014-04-07 18:00

Two British ministers are on course to face lawmakers over the government's privatisation of Royal Mail.

Dewani trial details to revealed later - official

2014-04-07 17:04

Details about the possible trial of honeymoon murder accused Shrien Dewani will be revealed at a later date, a justice department official says.

Retailers push into mobile payment market

2014-04-07 10:25

Big retailers are muscling in on the likes of Visa and MasterCard in a fiercely competitive and growing mobile payment market that promises to cut transaction costs and increase customer loyalty.

SA-bound BMW M4 droptop: The details

2014-04-05 21:00

BMW has released details for its M4 convertible in the UK. The 2 series and 4 series droptops have just been launched here too. It’s headed for South Africa, but not before the M3 sedan and M4 coupe arrives first.

Tesco's finance chief quits

2014-04-04 19:30

Tesco's finance chief Laurie McIlwee has tendered his resignation just days before Britain's biggest retailer is expected to announce another decline in profit.

Wealth management sector shrinks

2014-04-04 18:15

The fragmented UK wealth management sector is shrinking as firms seek to service a more profitable slice of the country's growing number of rich clients.

SA-bound BMW M4 droptop: The details

2014-04-04 14:44

BMW has released details for its M4 convertible in the UK. The 2 series and 4 series droptops have just been launched here too. It’s headed for South Africa, but not before the M3 sedan and M4 coupe arrives first.

Scottish currency could cost firms billions

2014-04-03 16:39

Independence could burden Scottish companies with billions of pounds of extra costs, a report says, adding fuel to the debate against a split.

Price cuts aid growth for euro zone businesses

2014-04-03 15:44

Euro zone businesses started 2014 with their best quarter in three years, but buoyant growth came at a cost as they slashed prices to drum up trade.

UK to probe credit card market

2014-04-03 13:41

Britain's financial watchdog will investigate the credit card market to assess if people in financial trouble are being treated fairly.

UK service sector expands steadily

2014-04-03 11:15

Britain's dominant services sector expanded steadily in March, pointing to solid economic growth in the first quarter.

 

Zim celebrates 34 years of Independence

2014-04-18 10:03
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Queen Elizabeth II and US President Barack Obama have reportedly congratulated Zimbabwe on the occasion to mark its 34th Independence Day.

Crisis-hit UK Co-op loses billions

2014-04-17 11:01

Britain's Co-operative Group has made a loss in 2013, a year it describes as disastrous and the worst in its 150-year history.

Tesco's annual profit slumps

2014-04-16 11:50

Britain's biggest retailer Tesco says it has seen no let up in sight as it posted a fall in annual profit, its second straight year of decline.

Glencore to buy Chad oil firm

2014-04-14 22:00

Glencore Xstrata has agreed to buy Caracal Energy - a deal that will allow the commodity giant to expand in the oil sector.

UK Inspectors probe Islamist takeover at schools

2014-04-13 18:00

The government has ordered inspections of 15 schools in the UK after allegations that they are being taken over by Islamic hardliners, officials say.

EU wants more shareholder say over exec pay

2014-04-10 09:39

Listed companies across the European Union must get shareholder approval on pay policy for top executives under a draft European Union law.

PR guru's sex assault trial haunted by Savile

2014-04-09 21:41

The spectre of shamed TV presenter Jimmy Savile has haunted the trial of Britain's top public relations guru Max Clifford, his lawyer has said.

UK's Barclays most complained-about bank

2014-04-09 14:55

Barclays Bank tops the list of the most complained-about British banks, although the number of grievances against financial services companies has fallen.

Human supplement sparks longer life in mice

2014-04-09 12:03

An over-the-counter supplement designed to ease osteoarthritis has prolonged the lifespan of lab mice by nearly a tenth, scientists say.

British soldier's killer appeals life sentence

2014-04-08 20:09

A British man sentenced to life in jail without parole for butchering a soldier to death in a London street has appealed against his conviction, the Judicial Office says.

World first: Organ built in mice

2014-04-08 14:06

UK scientists have for the first time used regenerative medicine to fully restore an organ in a living animal, a discovery they say may pave the way for similar techniques to be used in humans.

Barclays settles 'test case' before UK trial

2014-04-08 11:33

Barclays has reached a settlement with a UK care home operator weeks before the start of a court case that was seen as a test case.

Shrien Dewani set to land in Cape Town

2014-04-08 07:24

After a lengthy extradition battle, honeymoon murder-accused Shrien Dewani is due to arrive in Cape Town, where he will face charges linked to the murder of his wife, Anni, in 2010.

Dewani on his way to SA

2014-04-07 22:42

Businessman Shrien Dewani has finally been extradited from Britain to South Africa to stand trial for allegedly ordering a hit on his wife Anni.

UK savings ratio to double under new rules

2014-04-07 17:35

The finances of Britain's households are likely to look a lot healthier later this yeardue to changes in the way national statistics are compiled.

3 UAE women hurt in hammer attack at London hotel

2014-04-07 14:43

Three women from the United Arab Emirates have been admitted to hospital after being savagely attacked in their room at a luxury London hotel by a man wielding a hammer.

Choosing a partner: The nose knows

2014-04-06 17:02

Organisers of a regular matchmaking event in London are testing smells as a way to make ideal couples: each guest at the party must bring a T-shirt in which they have slept for three nights.

Anglican leader warns of gay marriage backlash

2014-04-05 16:20

Justin Welby, the leader of the world's Anglicans, has warned that if the Church of England accepted gay marriage, it could prove "catastrophic" for Christians in Africa.

Fall in sales to pile pressure on M&S

2014-04-04 19:15

Marks & Spencer is set to report another fall in sales, increasing the pressure on its chief executive to explain why heavy investment has not yet delivered a turnaround.

Ireland bank completes huge loan sale

2014-04-04 17:59

Ireland's so-called "bad bank" has announced its largest loan sale to date, after striking a deal to sell its entire Northern Ireland portfolio.

England wheezes through haze of dust cloud

2014-04-03 19:54

It has shrouded England's most famous monuments for days and prompted a rash of calls to the emergency services over health fears.

UK considers plain packaging for cigarettes

2014-04-03 16:39

Britain says it is considering the idea to force tobacco firms to sell ciagerettes in plain packaging and help cut the number of child smokers.

UK doctors paid $64m by drug companies

2014-04-03 15:30

Doctors in Britain were paid $64m by drugmakers last year, according to new data underscoring the links between the pharmaceutical industry and prescribers.

UK gas prices fall on healthy supply outlook

2014-04-03 11:40

British wholesale natural gas prices continued to decline as warmer weather curbed demand for the fuel and the supply outlook looked healthy.

Wales may curb e-cigarettes

2014-04-02 17:29

The use of e-cigarettes could be restricted in parts of Britain, after the devolved government in Wales announced proposals to stop smoking of the devices in public places.

 
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