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BELFAST (Reuters) – Annual parades in Northern Ireland that frequently trigger sectarian violence passed peacefully on Wednesday with little sign the province’s political crisis is increasing tensions on the streets. A power-sharing coalition between pro-British Protestant unionists and Irish Catholic nationalists collapsed in January and the protracted political impasse raised fears that inter-community relations might
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LONDON (Reuters) – German discount grocer Aldi [ALDIEI.UL] plans to create 4,000 jobs in Britain in its biggest ever recruitment drive, as it steps up its expansion plans in order to match rising sales, it said on Tuesday. Discounters Aldi and Lidl [LIDUK.UL] have grown rapidly in Britain in recent years, putting the squeeze on
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s pharmaceuticals trade body plans to go to court to challenge new cost rules for medicines, saying that the new arrangements would delay access to cost-effective medicines and deny treatments to patients suffering from rare diseases. British drugmakers have criticised the government for breaking a commitment to improve access to new medicines
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LONDON TalkTalk Telecom (TALK.L) Chief Financial Officer Iain Torrens will step down this year, continuing the reshaping of the British company’s top team under founder and Executive Chairman Charles Dunstone. Dunstone took over the running of TalkTalk in May when Dido Harding quit as chief executive. Torrens will be succeeded by Kate Ferry, the current
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Firefighters have brought under control the fire in a building in London’s Camden Market, the London Fire Brigade said on Monday. The London Fire Brigade said on Twitter the “fire is now under control but crews will be damping down into the morning”. The first, second and third floors and the roof of the building
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By William James | LONDON LONDON Britain’s Theresa May will promise to fight on as prime minister and pursue bold domestic reform despite her diminished authority in a speech this week relaunching her leadership after 12 tumultuous months in power. As her minority government prepares to start the difficult task of passing Brexit through parliament,
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LONDON Britain’s scheduled exit from the European Union may never happen because its main political parties are too divided on the issue, said Vince Cable, a veteran lawmaker bidding to lead the fourth largest political party, the Liberal Democrats. Prime Minister Theresa May’s failure to win an outright majority in a snap national election last
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LONDON British police arrested a 19-year old man on Friday at an airport in northern England in connection with a suicide bomb attack in Manchester which killed 22 people after a pop concert in May. “He was arrested on suspicion of offences contrary to the Terrorism Act and remains in custody,” Greater Manchester Police said
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PARIS British Trade Minister Liam Fox said on Friday there were no obstacles to replicating the current smooth trading agreements between Britain and the EU after Brexit, unless “politics got in the way of good economics”. Fox’s comments came a day after the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, said London’s “red lines” for a
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