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FILE PHOTO: Shoppers make their way as Christmas lights illuminate Regent Street in London, Britain, December 7, 2019. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner LONDON (Reuters) – British shop prices fell in December for the seventh month running as retailers ramped up discounts to attract shoppers in the run-up to Christmas, an industry survey showed on Friday. Store prices
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FILE PHOTO: Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during an event promoting “The Book of Gutsy Women” at the Southbank Centre in London, Britain, November 10, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson BELFAST (Reuters) – Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was appointed chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast on Thursday, taking up the mainly ceremonial
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FILE PHOTO: People walk past a branch of Lloyds Bank on Oxford Street in London, Britain July 28, 2016. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Lloyds Banking Group (LLOY.L) suffered an outage on Wednesday that left customers of its Lloyds, Halifax and Bank of Scotland operations unable to access accounts online for several hours.
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain, the birthplace of coal power, produced more electricity from zero-carbon sources such as wind, solar and nuclear than from fossil fuel plants for the first time in 2019, National Grid said on Wednesday. Having built the world’s first coal-fired power plant in the 1880s, coal became Britain’s dominant electricity source and
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FILE PHOTO: British Union Jack flag flies in front of the clock face of Big Ben in London, Britain August 29, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Big Ben bell in parliament’s landmark clock tower will ring at midnight on New Year’s Eve, marking the start of a year for the first time since
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LONDON (Reuters) – The British government accidentally published online the home and work addresses of more than 1,000 New Year’s Honours recipients including singer Sir Elton John, the BBC reported on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: Olivia Newton-John performs before the 85th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade in Los Angeles,California,U.S. November 27, 2016. REUTERS/Phil McCarten/File Photo The version
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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, arrive to attend the WellChild Awards Ceremony in London, Britain, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have filed to register the name of their charitable foundation, Sussex Royal, as a trade mark, according to a document
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain has recognised its film-directing and cricketing stars in the New Year’s honours list, with a damehood for Olivia Newton-John and knighthoods for Sam Mendes, Steve McQueen and cricketer Clive Lloyd. FILE PHOTO: Olivia Newton-John performs before the 85th annual Hollywood Christmas Parade in Los Angeles,California,U.S. November 27, 2016. REUTERS/Phil McCarten/File Photo
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LONDON (Reuters) – Kate Middleton, the wife of Prince William, wrote an open letter of thanks to Britain’s midwives on Friday after spending several days observing a hospital maternity unit, calling their work humbling and crucial. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, poses with staff at Kingston Hospital Maternity Unit, in Kingston Upon Thames,
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Shoppers on Oxford Street during Boxing Day sales in central London, Britain, December 26, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – UK shoppers sheltered at home on Thursday, with the numbers hitting post-Christmas sales set to drop significantly for a fourth year in a row, initial data showed. Footfall up to 12 p.m. on Dec. 26,
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