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Climate-change protesters disrupt London docklands train service

LONDON (Reuters) – Two environmental activists climbed onto the roof of a train in London’s Canary Wharf financial district on Wednesday as part of a third day of action to force Britain to take more radical measures to avert climate change. Climate change activists demonstrate during the Extinction Rebellion protest, at Canary Wharf DLR station […]

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London slump drags UK house price growth to more than six-year low

LONDON (Reuters) – British house prices rose at the weakest rate in six-and-a-half years in February, dragged down by London’s biggest price slump in a decade as Brexit uncertainty sent chills through the property market. FILE PHOTO: Houses are seen in London, Britain January 19, 2017. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth Official data also showed Britain’s consumer price […]

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Climate-change protesters vow to disrupt London underground

LONDON (Reuters) – Environmental activists vowed to disrupt London underground train services in a third day of action on Wednesday in a bid to force the British government to take more radical measures to avert what they cast as an imminent global climate cataclysm. Climate change activists block Parliament Square during the Extinction Rebellion protest […]

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Pictures and podcasts – royal fans old and new await Baby Sussex

LONDON (Reuters) – In Ryan Hatrick’s London kitchen, Prince William and his wife Kate smile from lined up royal-themed mugs, a magnet of Queen Elizabeth sticks to the oven, and a tea towel marking Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle hangs nearby. Royal Family memorabilia can be seen inside the home of Royal fan Margaret […]

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London climate-change street protest arrests reach 290 on second day

LONDON (Reuters) – Police have arrested 290 people in two days of protests after climate-change activists blocked some of London’s most important junctions including Oxford Circus and Marble Arch, causing traffic chaos. The protests, led by British climate group Extinction Rebellion, brought parts of central London to a standstill again on Tuesday. Extinction Rebellion, which […]

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London climate-change street protest arrests reach 209 on second day

LONDON (Reuters) – Police have arrested 209 people in two days of protests after climate-change activists blocked some of London’s most important junctions including Oxford Circus and Marble Arch, causing traffic chaos. The protests, led by British climate group Extinction Rebellion, brought parts of central London to a standstill again on Tuesday. Extinction Rebellion, which […]

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Scholes charged by FA for alleged betting breaches

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – League Two – Oldham Athletic – Paul Scholes Press Conference – Boundary Park, Oldham, Britain – February 11, 2019 New Oldham Athletic manager Paul Scholes during the press conference Action Images via Reuters/Carl Recine (Reuters) – Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has been charged with misconduct in relation to […]

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London climate-change arrests top 120 on second day of street protests

LONDON (Reuters) – Police have arrested more than 120 people in two days of protests after climate-change activists blocked some of London’s most important junctions including Oxford Circus and Marble Arch, causing traffic chaos. The protests, led by British climate group Extinction Rebellion, brought parts of central London to a standstill again on Tuesday. Extinction […]

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Labour Party denies newspaper report UK Brexit talks stalled

FILE PHOTO: Anti-Brexit protesters hold EU flags as they demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament, as uncertainty over Brexit continues, in London, Britain, April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes LONDON (Reuters) – The Labour Party denied a Guardian newspaper report on Tuesday that Brexit talks with Prime Minister Theresa May’s government had stalled. The newspaper had […]

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British police arrest 113 climate change activists after London roads blocked

Climate change activists block a road during the Extinction Rebellion protest at Parliament Square in London, Britain April 16, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON (Reuters) – British police have arrested 113 people after climate change activists blocked some of London’s most famous roads including Oxford Circus, Marble Arch and Waterloo Bridge in an attempt force the […]

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UK markets watchdog bolsters protection of pension scheme members

LONDON (Reuters) – Committees that check if employees get a good deal from their work pension should also consider how retirement schemes examine the impact of climate change on investments, Britain’s markets watchdog proposed on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Pensioners sit on a bench in a park, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, May 22, 2017. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden Firms […]

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May says no-deal Brexit planning continues – spokesman

FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Theresa May holds a news conference following an extraordinary European Union leaders summit to discuss Brexit, in Brussels, Belgium April 11, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May has said the government will continue to plan for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit, her spokesman said on […]

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Thousands of activists block London roads to demand action on climate change

By Andrew R.C. Marshall and Andrew MacAskill A performer sings to climate change activists demonstrating at Oxford Circus during an Extinction Rebellion protest in London, Britain April 15, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – Thousands of environmental activists paralysed parts of central London on Monday by blocking Marble Arch, Oxford Circus and Waterloo Bridge in […]

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Factbox – Brexit delayed: What happens next?

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s exit from the European Union was postponed by a late night agreement in Brussels last week that gave Prime Minister Theresa May until Oct 31 to persuade parliament to approve the terms of the country’s departure. FILE PHOTO: Anti-Brexit protesters hold EU flags as they demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament, […]

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Greece – Free our marbles from British Museum’s ‘murky prison’

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece’s president called on Monday for Britain to free the Parthenon marbles from the “murky prison” of its national museum, upping the rhetoric in a near 200-year-old campaign for the sculptures’ return. FILE PHOTO: A man looks at the Parthenon Marbles, a collection of stone objects, inscriptions and sculptures, also known as […]

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Climate change protesters threaten to block central London roads

Demonstrators protest on Waterloo Bridge during an Extinction Rebellion protest in London, Britain April 15, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls LONDON (Reuters) – Environmental protesters are planning to paralyse parts of central London over the next few days by blocking some of the city’s busiest streets in a bid to force the government to do more to […]

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Michelle Obama charms British crowd with praise for Queen

(This April 14 story corrects spelling of name in paragraph 8) LONDON (Reuters) – Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama charmed thousands of Britons on Sunday, telling anecdotes about meeting the “wonderfully warm and funny” Queen Elizabeth and praising London’s diversity at an event in the capital. Obama, the wife of Barack Obama, who was […]

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It’s written in the stars – Meghan’s royal baby will be bold

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Boy or girl, Prince Harry and his American wife Meghan’s first child will be bold and courageous, and Harry will be the more patient parent, according to a U.S. astrologer. FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry the Duke of Sussex visit the Andalusian Gardens in Rabat, Morocco […]

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UK car insurance premiums fall 1 percent in first quarter, 2019 – survey

FILE PHOTO: Cars sit in a traffic jam along the Embankment during the morning rush hour in central London, Britain, August 29, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/File Photo (Reuters) – The cost of a comprehensive motor insurance policy fell one percent in Britain in the first quarter, pushed down by uncertainty around the rate used to calculate […]

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UK property asking prices rise, Brexit delay could spur buyers: Rightmove

FILE PHOTO: Property sale signs are seen outside of a group of newly built houses in west London, Britain, November 23, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo LONDON (Reuters) – Asking prices for British homes rose by the most in over a year in the four weeks to April 6, a survey showed, adding to other tentative […]