United Kingdom

  • Scottish independence to rebalance UK economy, benefit Northern England: Salmond

    An independent Scotland would rebalance the UK's economy and bring prosperity to northern England, Scottish leader Alex Salmond said on Wednesday in a bid to dispel concerns south of the border about Scotland quitting the United Kingdom. In a speech marking St. George's Day, England's national day,…

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    • Is This The End Of Onshore Wind In The U.K.?

      "Is This The End Of Onshore Wind In The U.K.?" David Cameron’s Conservative party promised U.K. voters on Thursday that ending subsidies for onshore wind farms would be made a priority if the party wins a majority in next year’s election. In addition to scrapping subsidies, the party also pledged…

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      • Anti-Aging Creams of 2014

        The retinol cream that stands the test of time. Discover why dermatologists recommend this wrinkle product more than cosmetic injections.

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        • China, U.K. Sign Co-Production Treaty

          Treaty films can have dual nationality, access both financial systems

          • UK medical science drive shaken by US takeover fears - FT.com

            The UK’s ambition to remain a leading global player in life sciences has been called into question by news of an informal takeover approach made to one of the country’s two big pharmaceutical companies. AstraZeneca, which employs about 7,000 people in the UK, was approached by US giant Pfizer about…

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            • Property sales continue to pick up

              UK property sales continue to pick up, says HMRC Government schemes have pushed up activity in the UK housing market UK property sales were 19% higher in March than the same month a year ago as buyers continued to return to the market, figures show. There were 94,080 transactions in the UK,…

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              • UK car production jumps 12% amid rising European demand - FT.com

                UK car production jumped in March as the resurgent industry targets decade-high output this year. Britain’s car industry has bucked a European trend of falling output to increase production by 50 per cent during the past four years, led by investment from Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan and BMW in their…

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                • U.K. Cinema Admissions See First Quarter Slump

                  LONDON – U.K. movie admissions fell by just over two million in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the same period last year despite the rollout of big draws including Warner Bros.' The Lego Movie, Disney's Muppets Most Wanted and Universal's The Wolf of Wall Street. January through March…

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                  • Meet the teen aiming to breathe life into global IT education - CNET

                    ThinkSpace helps students learn how to code, develop, and create apps. Meet James Anderson, a British high-school student, who took it upon himself and his peer-led team to begin filling in the massive gaps left by the British government's aging and decrepit IT education policy. James Anderson,…

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                    • Mortgage Rates Hit 2.75% (2.78% APR)

                      Initial rates as low as 2.75% (2.78% APR) on 5/1 ARM. See if you can get a great rate and start saving money today.

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                      • The 11 Most Powerful Militaries In The World

                        Asymmetrical wars in Afghanistan, Vietnam, and now in Syria demonstrate all too clearly that relatively small numbers of belligerents can carry out successful military operations against superior forces. A country's projection of power relies in large part upon its military capabilities. The…

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                        • Eight arguments about whether the UK is a Christian country

                          David Cameron's remarks that the UK is a "Christian country" were criticised by a group of public figures. What are the arguments for and against?

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                          • House sales up by more than 20%

                            The help to buy scheme was launched in Wales by the Welsh government in January Property sales continue to pick up House prices continue to accelerate House sales in Wales have increased by 21% in the first three months of the year compared to the same period in 2013.

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                            • Is the UK becoming more productive?

                              The Bank of England has become more optimistic that the UK's poor productivity performance may at last be improving - as it signals no urgent need for interest rates to rise.

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