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LONDON (Reuters) – Zara Tindall, the granddaughter of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, is pregnant with her second child, her spokeswoman said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Zara Phillips and her husband English former rugby player Mike Tindall arrive for a service of thanksgiving for Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday at St Paul’s cathedral in London, Britain, June
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LONDON (Reuters) – British new car sales recorded their biggest drop since 2009 last year, falling 5.7 percent due to uncertainty over potential new diesel charges and weakening consumer confidence since Brexit, an industry body said on Friday. File Photo – Drivers queue on a main road in central London November 4, 2010. REUTERS/Toby Melville
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will set an emission limit on coal-fired power generators from Oct. 1, 2025, forcing them to close unless they are fitted with carbon capture technology, the government said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: A farmer works a field in the shadows of Ratcliffe-on-Soar Power Station in central England, September 10, 2014. REUTERS/Darren
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain should charge a 25-pence ($0.34) “latte levy” on disposable coffee cups to cut down waste and ban them if a recycling target is not met by 2023, a committee of lawmakers said on Friday. A commuter carries a disposable coffee cup in London, Britain, January 5, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville Less than
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LONDON (Reuters) – Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage will meet the European Union’s chief negotiator on Monday in what he said was an attempt to convey the views of 17.4 million Britons who voted to leave the bloc. FILE PHOTO: EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier (R) talks with Nigel Farage, United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) member
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LONDON (Reuters) – British shops suffered a fall in underlying sales in December for the fifth straight year, a survey showed on Friday, adding to evidence consumers are tightening their belts. Shoppers queue for the Boxing Day sales at Selfridges in London, Britain December 26, 2017. REUTERS/Mary Turner Britons are being squeezed by slow wage
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May apologized on Thursday to tens of thousands of patients whose operations were canceled to free up staff and beds to deal with emergency patients. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May visits Frimley Park Hospital near Camberley, Britain, January 4, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville Earlier this week, officials
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EDINBURGH (Reuters) – A polar bear cub has been born in Britain for the first time in 25 years, the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland said on Wednesday. Polar bear Victoria is seen in Highland Wildlife Park in Kincraig, Kingussie, Scotland in this undated photo obtained from social media. COURTESY of RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
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LONDON (Reuters) – British police said six people had been arrested by counter-terrorism officers on Wednesday on suspicion of being members of the banned far-right group National Action. Five men in their twenties and a 37-year-old woman from across central and northern England were held under anti-terrorism legislation and several properties were being searched. The
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LONDON (Reuters) – Firefighters battled a blaze in an apartment block in central Manchester, northern England, on Saturday, with one person taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation. People watch as fire breaks out at an apartment block in Manchester, Britain December 30, 2017 in this image obtained from social media. TWITTER/@MANCTRAFFIC/via REUTERS The Manchester
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LONDON (Reuters) – Companies seeking to “bulk up” to offset the uncertainty caused by Britain’s looming EU exit helped to spur a near doubling of domestic mergers and acquisition activity this year, according to Thomson Reuters data. An Anti-Brexit protestor waves EU and Union flags outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain December 5,
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth will pay tribute to her husband Prince Philip in her Christmas message, and praise his “support and unique sense of humour”. Britain’s Queen Elizabeth is seen sitting at a desk in the 1844 Room after recording her Christmas Day broadcast to the Commonwealth, in Buckingham Palace, in this undated
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LONDON (Reuters) – An aardvark was killed and four meerkats are missing after a blaze tore through part of London Zoo early on Saturday, shutting the British capital’s popular tourist attraction until further notice as staff assess the damage. London Zoo is seen on fire, in London, Britain December 23, 2017 in this image taken
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LONDON (Reuters) – More than 70 firefighters tackled a blaze at London Zoo on Saturday and although no animals were immediately reported to have been injured, one aardvark was missing. London Zoo is seen on fire, in London, Britain December 23, 2017 in this image taken from video footage obtained from social media. Brendan Cooney/via
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LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday hailed the return of Britain’s classic blue passport as a benefit of leaving the EU, pleasing Brexit campaigners for whom it is a symbol of national sovereignty but attracting derision from many remainers. A classic blue United Kingdom passport is seen in this photo illustration received
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