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EasyJet launches cheap flights from London to Moscow – The Guardian

Ministers have welcomed the introduction of low-cost flights between London and Moscow as a boost to trade and investment, as the first easyJet service for the Russian capital departed on Monday. EasyJet started its no-frills flights between London Gatwick and Moscow on the day it made its debut on the FTSE 100 index of Britain’s […]

David Bowie Lands First UK No. 1 Album In 20 Years – Billboard

David Bowie’s new album “The Next Day,” his first in 10 years, has vaulted into the top spot in the United Kingdom where it’s the best selling set of the year. “The Next Day” (RCA) is the 66-year-old pop legend’s first album since “Reality” in 2003. Though you’d have to go back to his jazz-fused […]

McGraw leads country music invasion in UK – USA TODAY

Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about McGraw leads country music invasion in UK Nashville stars Tim McGraw, Vince Gill and Litlle Big Town delight British fans […]

U.K. Inflation Triggers Anxiety After ONS Rejects Index Rejig – Bloomberg

The U.K.’s Office for National Statistics is making economists anxious about inflation. After an inquiry into its 57-year-old Retail Price Index upended the 290 billion-pound ($440 billion) index-linked bond market last year, the ONS won’t refurbish the gauge, and instead will publish a new measure called RPIJ from tomorrow. Old RPI will remain the benchmark […]

National Wildlife Crime Unit left in funding doubt – The Guardian

The government has been criticised for failing to take “simple measures” to tackle crimes against wildlife such as birds of prey. Ministers rejected calls by MPs to guarantee long-term funding for the National Wildlife Crime Unit in order to ensure it can fight such crime effectively, including monitoring criminal activity on the internet. The Environment […]

The UK’s Growth Dilemma: Taxes Keep The Biggest Startups From Taking The … – TechCrunch

Editor’s note: Robin Klein is a venture partner at Index Ventures and founder of The Accelerator Group. As they reach the stage when they’re approaching profitability, fast-growth companies have a choice: They can either focus on profits or on market share and scale. Our preference is that they continue to focus on growth. Although this, […]

Nation’s Noodle lives up to its name as production moves to UK – The Guardian

The “Nation’s Noodle” is coming home. Despite their patriotic name Golden Wonder’s pot noodles are currently made in China and shipped 10,000 nautical miles to Blighty. But the noodles’ journey from factory to tummy will shrink dramatically by the time Golden Wonder releases its “Christmas Dinner” special. Symington’s, the 191-year-old British company that makes Golden […]

Budget 2013: issues facing the chancellor – at a glance – The Guardian

The deficit George Osborne may have to admit that the amount the government needs to borrow to cover the gap between tax revenue and spending is going up, despite his express desire to bring it down. Ernst & Young’s Item club forecasts net borrowing of £88bn this year, up from the £80bn predicted in the […]

Cyprus savings levy: questions and answers – The Guardian

Cyprus has become the fifth eurozone country to seek help from international lenders, but the rescue package includes a hugely unpopular levy on savers at Cypriot banks – and it remains unclear on Sunday whether MPs will accept it. What was agreed in the bailout deal? Cash-strapped Cyprus will receive around €10bn (£8.7bn) to strengthen […]

China Replaces U.K. in Top-Five Arms Exporters Headed by U.S. – Bloomberg

China pushed the U.K. out of the top-five weapons exporters for the first time in more than 60 years as the Asian country’s growing military and economic might translated into global arms sales. The U.S. led Russia, Germany, France and China in deliveries from 2008 to 2012, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute said in […]