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LONDON (Reuters) – Confidence among British consumers and businesses remains stuck well below levels before the Brexit vote in 2016, surveys showed on Tuesday, two days before an expected interest rate increase by the Bank of England. FILE PHOTO: Shoppers cross the road in Oxford Street, in London, Britain August 14, 2016. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo
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LONDON (Reuters) – British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt will visit Paris and Vienna this week to discuss Brexit and warn of the costs to Britain and the European Union of failing to reach a transition deal, his office said on Tuesday. Britain’s Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt attends a joint news conference with China’s Foreign Minister
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LONDON (Reuters) – British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt will meet his Chinese counterpart in Beijing on Monday to discuss cooperation between the two countries on his first major overseas trip since he replaced Boris Johnson earlier this month. Britain’s Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt gives a press conference at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, Scotland
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Environment Minister Michael Gove has asked water company bosses to explain why they have not met targets for reducing leakage as the country struggles to cope with one of the hottest summers in living memory. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Environment Secretary Michael Gove speaks on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show in London,
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LONDON (Reuters) – European Union leaders will discuss Brexit when they next meet in the Austrian city of Salzburg on Sept. 20, British Prime Minister Theresa May’s office said after discussions with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz. Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May and Austria’s Chancellor Sebastian Kurz arrive for a media statement in Salzburg, Austria, July
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britons sweltered on what has been dubbed “furnace Friday”, with temperatures set to test national records, the Meteorological Office said. A helicopter flies behind the Stonehenge stone circle during sunset in southwest Britain. REUTERS/Hannah McKay Though the chances of hitting July and all-time record temperatures have receded following overnight storms, it was
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LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s former political strategist Steve Bannon has been in contact with three potential rivals to British Prime Minister Theresa May and will make another trip to Europe in August, he told Reuters in an interview. FILE PHOTO: Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon gestures as he speaks during
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SALZBURG, Austria (Reuters) – Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said it was important to avoid a “hard” or disorderly Brexit, but negotiations about Britain’s exit from the European Union were going quite well. Austria’s Chancellor Sebastian Kurz meets Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May in Salzburg, Austria, July 27, 2018. REUTERS/Andreas Gebert Kurz, standing next to British
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LONDON (Reuters) – Soaring temperatures in Britain have led to an increase in electricity demand equivalent to an extra 2.5 million homes, a report by academics at Imperial College London said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Visitors relax on deckchairs in the sunshine on the beach by Brighton Pier in Brighton, Britain, June 28, 2018. REUTERS/Henry
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LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May will holiday in Switzerland and Italy this summer, after narrowly surviving a bitter row within her government over Brexit as the country’s departure from the European Union looms. FILE PHOTO – Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 15,
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LONDON (Reuters) – From colourful platform boots to bed linen emblazoned with the faces of Posh, Scary, Sporty, Baby and Ginger, an array of Spice Girls memorabilia goes on show in a London exhibition this week dedicated to the famed girl band. Spice Girls fan Alan Smith-Allison has gathered hundreds of the group’s stage costumes
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LONDON (Reuters) – British builders started work on slightly fewer new homes in the three months to the end of June, hit by a sharp fall in London, but overall construction remained close to its highest level since the global financial crisis, industry data showed. FILE PHOTO: A builder assembles scaffolding as he works on
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LONDON (Reuters) – British employers continued to offer annual pay deals averaging 2.5 percent in June, the highest since the 2008 financial crisis, according to industry data that is likely to bolster the Bank of England’s view that inflation pressures are building. FILE PHOTO: People cast long shadows in the winter sunlight as they walk
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