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LONDON (Reuters) – London’s dark winter nights will shine a little brighter starting Thursday, as a nighttime art exhibition featuring a range of publicly displayed works that use light as a medium gets underway. Lumiere London features over 50 works by British and overseas artists, located in public spaces, buildings and on the streets. The
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LONDON (Reuters) – Research carried out in part by an artificially-intelligent (AI)‘robot scientist’ has found that a common ingredient of toothpaste could be developed to fight drug-resistant strains of malaria. In a study in the journal Scientific Reports, scientists from Britain’s Cambridge University who used the AI robot to conduct high-throughput screening said the ingredient,
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Nationwide Building Society (POB_p.L) will employ around 250 contractors from failed construction outsourcing company Carillion, the lender said on Thursday, meaning their jobs will be saved. Lloyds Banking Group meanwhile said it would launch a 50 million pound fund to help small businesses within Carillion’s supply chain that may be experiencing
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(Reuters) – Royal Mail (RMG.L) on Thursday reported a rise in nine-month revenue, helped by higher parcel volumes and strength in its international business. Parcel volumes during the period rose 6 percent, with 149 million parcels handled over the key December trading period. The postal and parcel delivery company said revenue rose 2 percent for
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LONDON (Reuters) – British lawmakers voted in favour of the government’s legislative blueprint for Brexit on Wednesday, marking a victory for Prime Minister Theresa May over political opponents who want a softer approach to leaving the European Union. But the legislation will now face scrutiny from parliament’s largely pro-EU upper house, where May’s party does
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain needs to allow more time for firms to take on 8,500 workers whose jobs are threatened by the demise of Carillion, unions said on Wednesday, as Prime Minister Theresa May faced criticism for the way the government outsources public services. Infrastructure company Carillion collapsed on Monday when its banks pulled the
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BELFAST (Reuters) – Gerry Adams, leader of Ireland’s largest nationalist party, Sinn Fein, on Tuesday launched a bid to overturn two 1975 convictions for attempting to escape from prison, arguing that his initial detention was illegal. FILE PHOTO – Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams delivers a speech at his party’s annual conference in Dublin, Ireland
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s drugs regulator said on Tuesday it would work to minimise disruption caused by the country leaving the European Union as it tried to allay some of the worst fears of pharmaceutical companies. FILE PHOTO: The headquarters of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), is seen in London, Britain, April 25, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah
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LONDON (Reuters) – Risk specialists in British businesses are more worried about Brexit and other regulatory change than they were a year ago, though cyber attacks remain the biggest concern, a survey showed on Tuesday. Protesters wave the EU and Union flags outside the Palace of Westminster, London, Britain, December 20, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls The
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LONDON (Reuters) – Billionaire Virgin founder Richard Branson has told Virgin Trains to reintroduce the Daily Mail newspaper on their services after criticism of the British rail firm’s decision to halt sales, saying the move had been made without his knowledge. Richard Branson poses at the Empire State Building to promote the DS Virgin Racing
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LONDON (Reuters) – Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage said on Sunday he was increasingly concerned that a vote for Britain to leave the European Union could be overturned by a powerful group of the bloc’s supporters. FILE PHOTO: Nigel Farage, ex-leader of Britain’s anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP), speaks at a press conference of the Germany’s
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LONDON (Reuters) – English soccer mourned former West Bromwich Albion, Coventry City and England striker Cyrille Regis on Monday as a role model and pioneer for the country’s black footballers after his death at 59. FILE PHOTO: Football – Leyton Orient v Milton Keynes Dons – Sky Bet Football League One – The Matchroom Stadium,
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LONDON (Reuters) – British construction and services company Carillion collapsed on Monday when banks refused to lend it any more money, throwing hundreds of major projects in doubt and bringing down one of the government’s most important suppliers. Cranes stand on a Carillion construction site in central London, Britain January 14, 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson Carillion
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LONDON (Reuters) – The number of people visiting British stores in December showed its biggest decline for five years, illustrating how retail is being transformed by online shopping, a survey showed on Monday. Two shoppers sit with their bags on Oxford Street in London, Britain, September 27, 2017. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde Year-on-year footfall fell by 3.5
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LONDON (Reuters) – Carillion’s directors were making a final rescue appeal to its lending banks on Sunday night after the government refused to rescue the struggling construction and services company, Sky News reported. FILE PHOTO: A Carillion sign in Manchester, Britain July 13, 2017. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo Emergency talks on Sunday concluded with John Manzoni,
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LONDON (Reuters) – Carillion held further emergency funding talks on Sunday as the British government said it hoped that the struggling construction and services company’s partners will find the cash it needs to stay in business. Cranes stand on a Carillion construction site in central London, Britain January 14, 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson With thousands of
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s government is keeping a close eye on services company Carillion and ministers hope its partners will find the working capital to ensure it remains a going concern, the chairman of the governing Conservatives said on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: A Carillion sign in Manchester, Britain July 13, 2017. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo Brandon
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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The Netherlands and Spain have not reached an agreement about how Britain should leave the European Union, a Dutch Finance Ministry official said on Friday, denying an earlier report of a deal that drove sterling sharply higher. Protesters wave the EU and Union flags outside the Palace of Westminster, London, Britain, December
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LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump cancelled a trip to London scheduled for next month to open a new embassy, saying he did not want to endorse what he understood was an Obama-era decision to move out of the old one. U.S. President Donald Trump holds a joint news conference with Norwegian Prime Minister
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