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LONDON (Reuters) – Many British public services risk ongoing real-terms cuts for years to come, despite a softer fiscal stance from Chancellor Philip Hammond, a major think tank predicted ahead of a half-yearly budget update next month. Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond visits Sensor City in Liverpool, Britain, February 1, 2019. REUTERS/Andrew Yates/Pool
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LONDON (Reuters) – The Queen 97-year-old husband Prince Philip has voluntarily given up his driving licence after a crash last month, Buckingham Palace said on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prince Philip is driven away from Papworth Hospital in southern England December 27, 2011.- REUTERS/Neil Hall/File Photo Philip escaped without injury on Jan. 17 when the
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LONDON (Reuters) – A shutdown in British horse racing due to an outbreak of equine influenza is costing the bookmaking industry tens of millions of pounds, Betfair said on Friday, and could get much worse if the outbreak is prolonged. Horse Racing – Newcastle – Newcastle Racecourse, Newcastle upon Tyne, Britain – February 8, 2019
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LONDON (Reuters) – A devastating blaze at British online supermarket Ocado’s (OCDO.L) flagship packing and distribution complex in southern England has been extinguished, but firefighters will remain at the site for now. Firefighters work at the scene of the Ocado’s flagship robotic distribution centre in flames in Andover, Britain Feburary 5, 2019 in this still
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A row between London and the European Union over the “Irish backstop” is blocking a Brexit deal and could mean Britain leaving on March 29 without one, disrupting trade. A sign for ‘No border’ is seen on the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland in Jonesborough, Northern Ireland December 10, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh
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Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, meet guests during a pre-ceremony reception before the Endeavour Fund Awards in the Drapers’ Hall in London, Britain February 7, 2019. Tolga Akmen/Pool via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle attended an awards ceremony on Thursday evening for the Endeavour Fund, which
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(Reuters) – Horse racing will be postponed in Britain until at least the middle of next week because of an outbreak of equine influenza, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) said on Thursday. General view of the Doncaster racecourse, following the confirmed outbreak of equine flu, in Doncaster, Britain, February 7, 2019 REUTERS/Lee Smith Racing was
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May came away from a day in an increasingly impatient Brussels on Thursday with a pledge of renewed talks that held out some hope for a new Brexit deal, if no sign of compromise yet. Senior EU officials urged her to grasp an olive branch from Labour opposition
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FILE PHOTO: German Minister of Finance Olaf Scholz delivers a speech during a roundtable with the theme ‘International seminar on digital economy and social development’ at Renmin University in Beijing, China, 17 January 2019. Wu Hong/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German finance minister Olaf Scholz on Thursday warned Germans to prepare for a
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LONDON (Reuters) – British construction firms are making a cautious start to 2019 after slowing their house-building plans late last year in the face of Brexit uncertainty, an industry body said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Painted property fronts are seen in a residential street in London, Britain, January 29, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo Builders registered
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EU Council President Donald Tusk and Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar give statements after a meeting at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium February 6, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain’s Brexiteers with no plan of how to deliver deserve a “special place in hell”, EU summit chair Donald Tusk said, prompting one
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Deputy Leader of the Labour Party Tom Watson sits in the conference hall before Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn delivers his keynote speech at the Labour Party Conference in Liverpool, Britain, September 26, 2018. REUTERS/Phil Noble LONDON (Reuters) – Digital tech firms are too big and Britain’s opposition Labour Party would create
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LONDON (Reuters) – British finance minister Philip Hammond will probably say next month that he will miss a key budget target because he will not be able to squeeze spending as much as he planned, a leading think-tank said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond is seen outside Downing Street
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Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May speaks with business representatives during her visit in Belfast, Northern Ireland, February 5, 2019. Liam McBurney/Pool via REUTERS BELFAST (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May denied “shafting” Northern Ireland in a visit to the province after she said she would seek changes to the backstop border arrangements to secure
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LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May will travel to Brussels on Thursday to tell European Union leaders they must accept legally binding changes to the Irish border arrangements of Britain’s divorce deal or face the prospect of a disorderly no-deal Brexit. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May speaks with business representatives during her visit in
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LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May will travel to Brussels on Thursday to tell European Union leaders they must accept legally binding changes to the Irish border arrangements of the divorce deal or face the prospect of a disorderly no-deal Brexit. FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker
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FILE PHOTO – Construction cranes are seen on a building site at sunrise in central London, Britain May 19, 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier LONDON (Reuters) – Construction activity in four regional cities in Britain is at a record high, including a flurry of building projects in Manchester, despite uncertainty about Brexit, accounting firm Deloitte said on
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