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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain unveiled proposals on Tuesday to ban the sale of new leasehold houses which oblige the owner of the lease to pay ground rent to a freeholder, after concern some buyers are facing sharply increasing costs for years afterwards. In Britain, apartments are mainly sold as leasehold whilst houses are generally sold
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s government backed a new 30 billion-pound passenger rail project in and around London on Monday but told the capital it will have to provide more up-front funding for it to get off the ground. Crossrail 2 would add much-needed capacity to a transport system that carries almost 1.4 billion passengers a
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LONDON (Reuters) – England won their fourth Women’s World Cup when Anya Shrubsole took six wickets to clinch a nine-run victory over India amid delirious scenes at a packed Lord’s on Sunday. The home side looked in danger of defeat as India chased down their total of 228-7, but an astonishing spell of seam bowling
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LONDON (Reuters) – British transport minister Chris Grayling, one of Prime Minister Theresa May’s closest cabinet colleagues, has predicted she will remain in the job until at least 2020 and could even fight another national election. Following reports of cabinet infighting, Grayling said in an interview with the Daily Telegraph, published on Saturday, he was
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LONDON (Reuters) – A British zoo is using IVF technology to help the three remaining northern white rhinos procreate and save the species from extinction. Scientists at Longleat safari park in Warminster, England, extracted nine eggs from three female southern white rhinos in their facility earlier this week. The eggs will be used by researchers
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LONDON (Reuters) – Future financial support for British farming would be linked to environmental benefits rather than land ownership, government minister Michael Gove said on Friday. Britain is set to overhaul its farm policy after it leaves the European Union and for the first time in decades the nation’s farmers will have to compete directly
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LONDON (Reuters) – Jaguar Land Rover opened its first overseas engine plant on Friday, picking China for the investment a week after saying it would build a global model entirely outside Britain for the first time. Britain’s biggest carmaker, which already operates a plant in China as part of a partnership with Chery [CHERY.UL], said
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BERLIN (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince William and his wife Catherine made traditional German pretzels and coxed rival teams in a rowing boat race in the southern university town of Heidelberg as part of a three-day tour through Germany. William, second in line to the British throne, and Catherine took a lesson in pretzel-making from apprentices
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will hold its first full parliamentary debate on Sept. 7 on legislation which will sever the country’s ties with the European Union, the leader of the lower House of Commons, Andrea Leadsom, said on Thursday. The repeal bill is central to the government’s plan to exit the EU in 2019, disentangling
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – British and EU negotiators will not announce major breakthroughs on Thursday in their public account of this week’s first round of Brexit talks in Brussels, officials said on Wednesday. “Constructive”, “polite” and “a good start” were typical comments from some of those involved since Monday in detailed discussions on a range of
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