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UK retail sales boosted by hot weather, CBI figures show

Employer's organisation said grocers and clothes retailers have enjoyed a good July, as have furniture and carpet storesHot [..]


 
 

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Frank Dobson to retire as Labour MP for Holborn and St Pancras

Tributes paid to former Blair health secretary as he announces decision not to stand for ninth term at 2015 electionThe [..]


 
 

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Keith Dobson to retire as Labour MP for Holborn and St Pancras

Tributes paid to former Blair health secretary as he announces decision not to stand for ninth term at 2015 electionThe [..]


 
 

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Tesco CEO Clarke to leave after profit warning

LONDON (Reuters) - Tesco boss Philip Clarke is to quit after Britain's biggest retailer warned it would miss profit [..]


 
 

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Osborne corporation tax buffet is less than palatable

Tax cuts open the doors for foreign takeovers like AbbVie's purchase of Shire but also lets foreign firms cash in without [..]


 
 

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Morning Call: Best in west - Further thunderstorms east, Jul 20 - 05:44

Torrential bursts possible in eastern England Good morning, There will be further heavy bursts of rain and thunderstorms [..]


 
 

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Tesco to build 4,000 homes on land it earmarked for supermarkets

Britain's biggest retailer has identified sites across the South East, North and West of England for housing schemes.


 
 

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AbbVie succeeds in Shire courtship with $53 billion deal

LONDON (Reuters) - Drugmaker AbbVie succeeded in buying Shire on Friday in a $53 billion deal that will allow the U.S. [..]


 
 

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Cameron chairs emergency Cobra meeting on MH17 crash

At least nine Britons were on board Malaysia Airlines jet shot down over Ukraine on ThursdayDavid Cameron is chairing a [..]


 
 

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U.S. lifts F-35 grounding but skips British air show

FARNBOROUGH England (Reuters) - U.S. military officials have approved limited flights of Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter jets [..]


 
 

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Cameron reshuffle tells Europe that Britain is 'ready to leave'

Choice of 'lightweight' Lord Hill as European commissioner and sceptic Philip Hammond as foreign secretary sends message of [..]


 
 

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Reynolds American to buy Lorillard for $25 billion

(Reuters) - Reynolds American Inc will buy Lorillard Inc for $25 billion, merging two of the world's biggest cigarette [..]


 
 

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MARKET REPORT: Is it time to buy troubled Tesco? Retailer's shares gain 2pc

As the UK prepared for weather to rival the Caribbean, the sun came out for the embattled supermarket sector as a broker [..]


 
 

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Woman Falls Into "Major Debt" Trying to Look Like Kim Kardashian

You've heard of the Human Barbie, Valeria Lukyanova? Now make room for (Another) Human Kim Kardashian. Featured over the [..]


 
 

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Cameron to unveil £1.1bn package of investment in military capabilities

Funding pot includes extra £800m of investment in intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance [..]

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Britain's Got Talent 2011: Amanda Holden attacked by man dressed as pigeon

Amanda Holden took flight after a man dressed as a six-foot pigeon tried to pounce on her as he auditioned for Britain's Got [..]


 
 

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BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Shrek's put a smile back on my face

Amanda Holden's heart may be aching, but her funny bone is clearly still in good shape. The actress and Britain's Got Talent [..]


 
 

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Brian Cox: Life on Mars, 2nd law of thermodynamics and date world will end

How did Britain's top TV scientist go from touring alongside Take That to working on the Large Hadron Collider?


 
 

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UK Forecast: Windy and colder - Snow showers, Dec 12 - 16:31

Tuesday A windy day to come and colder today with gales in the north and west. These become severe across the north from [..]


 
 

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Sarah Harding, Kayla Collins, Pauly D, Vinny Guadagnino at London Jersey Sh

It's MTV's most watched show ever, with eight million viewers watching the antics of a group of young Italian Americans [..]


 
 

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Britain's David Cameron defends opt-out from new EU treaty

Prime Minister David Cameron says Britain will remain a full member of the European Union despite opting out of an economic [..]


 
 

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Barroso attacks Cameron over EU veto

European commission president José Manuel Barroso said that talks dragged on into the early hours because Britain would not [..]


 
 

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Kelly Rowland make-up tips: Get the X Factor judge's look with Pixiwoo

Britain's top make-up team create celeb looks for you..


 
 

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Boy George, Piers Morgan among Twitter users who 'leak' soccer player affai

A world-famous soccer player's attempt to cover up an extramarital affair through legal maneuvering has blown up in his face [..]


 
 

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Unmade in Britain | Gavin James Bower

Shifting manufacturing jobs overseas has been 'good business', says TV presenter Evan Davis. Tell that to the northMade in [..]


 
 

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Britain's Got Talent 2011: Simon Cowell gets ribbed over Cheryl Cole's X Fa

Simon Cowell made his eagerly-anticipated return to Britain's Got Talent for the first live semi-final - and instantly got [..]


 
 

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Royal wedding as seen by kids: King William will marry a stranger and they'

People across Britain are getting ready for the royal wedding tomorrow, but what does it mean to children?


 
 

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David and Victoria Beckham pregnancy: from Spice Girl to fashion royalty

From the early days as a member of one of Britain's most successful girlbands Victoria Beckham, the former Spice Girl, [..]


 
 

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Libyan rebels honor 'martyrs'

After the battle for Port Brega, rebels bury more fighters, including a man who had returned from Britain to check on family [..]


 
 

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Lloyds Bank cuts another 200 jobs taking the tally to 26,200

Unite is calling on the new boss of Lloyds Banking Group, António Horta-Osório, to step in and halt cutsThe job toll at [..]

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Thatcher the politician was a nightmare. But I salute Thatcher the woman |

On Wednesday, I'll be saluting her as a woman who had to prove her dominance over the men in her party, only to be used [..]


 
 

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Tesco takes £1bn hit as it quits US

Supermarket group's profits fall for first time in 20 years on Fresh & Easy exit and £800m UK property writedownTesco, [..]


 
 

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Johanna Konta set for baptism of fire in Great Britain's Fed Cup team

• Australia-born Konta and Laura Robson to play singles• Judy Murray expecting hostile atmosphere in ArgentinaJudy Murray [..]


 
 

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Government U-turn on defamation bill heralds libel reform victory

Three-year campaign edges to fruition as late amendment tabled that will stop companies using laws to silence criticsA [..]


 
 

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ALEX BRUMMER: Investors vent their outrage over excessive pay packages

Doughty Barclays investor Joan Woolard spoke for much of Britain when she branded the Barclays board ‘greedy [..]


 
 

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Chris Froome wins Tour of Romandie - video

Britain's Chris Froome completes a start to finish victory at the Tour of Romandie on Sunday, as Tony Martin blasts his way [..]


 
 

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We know spending on the arts makes big money for Britain. So why cut it? |

Whingeing luvvies are easily mocked but it just doesn't make sense to give way to this purblind, anti-cultural biasA reason [..]


 
 

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David Cameron defends starting debate over future of Britain in EU - video

David Cameron discusses the future of the European Union and Britain's EU membership at the Global Investment Conference in [..]


 
 

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House prices rise for first time since mid-2010, finds surveyors report

Government measures responsible for pickup in demand that has yet to be matched by increase in supply, says RicsFresh [..]


 
 

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UK Census: the toll of being an unpaid carer

5.78 million people in Britain do it, but what is the impact of providing unpaid care? As part of its continuing work after [..]


 
 

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Major Tim Peake stole my space age daydream | Suzanne Moore

Britain's first official astronaut will beat me into space. But the light of long dead stars will continue to guide our [..]


 
 

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Bank of England MPC member warns UK faces years of weak growth | Larry Elli

Director for markets Paul Fisher says economy's transition to tougher post-crisis climate is not yet completeFears that [..]


 
 

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Voters back David Cameron's EU renegotiation strategy, poll suggests

Prime minister also seen as best political leader to succeed in negotiating a better deal for Britain in EuropeDavid [..]


 
 

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'Big four' banks cut 189,000 jobs worldwide in five years

Lloyds, HSBC, RBS and Barclays' headcount drops to nine-year low, as profits surge and unions say worse is yet to comeBy the [..]


 
 

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Jennifer Lopez Defends Britain's Got Talent Performance

Jennifer Lopez does not think she was too sexy for her shirt during a performance this week on Britain's Got Talent. Or [..]