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Easter getaway as thousands leave the UK – BBC News

Easter getaway as thousands leave the UK – BBC News

28 March 2013 Last updated at 14:47 ET Heathrow said it was preparing for its “busiest seven days of the year so far” Thousands of Britons are set to travel abroad for Easter following several days of unusually cold weather. Some […]

UK economy should avoid triple-dip recession, OECD forecasts – The Guardian

Britain’s economy is getting stronger and should avoid a triple-dip recession, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The Paris-based thinktank sounded a positive note for the global economy as a whole, saying the outlook had improved since its last update in November. The UK is expected to show annualised growth of 0.5% […]

REFILE-Macquarie expands in UK power sector – Reuters

Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:39pm EDT By Cezary Podkul NEW YORK, March 27 (Reuters) – Macquarie Bank is expanding its power trading business in the UK, hiring traders from rival banks and sourcing electricity from newly acquired power plants in hopes of becoming a bigger player in the sector. The Australian banking group has hired […]

Devolution needs a UK-wide strategy to avoid English resentment, say MPs – The Guardian

A cross-party committee of MPs has warned ministers that resentment amongst English voters will worsen unless they set up a convention to look at expanding devolution across the UK. The political and constitutional reform select committee said a constitutional convention was also needed to develop a comprehensive, UK-wide strategy on devolution after the Scottish independence […]

Macquarie expands in UK power sector – Reuters

By Cezary Podkul NEW YORK, March 26 | Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:28pm EDT NEW YORK, March 26 (Reuters) – Macquarie Bank is expanding its power trading business in the UK, hiring traders from rival banks and sourcing electricity from newly acquired power plants in hopes of becoming a bigger player in the sector. The […]

BP, Partners Proceed With Appraisal Program on UK Clair Oil Field – Fox Business

BP PLC (BP, BP.LN) and its partners Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA, RDSB.LN), ConocoPhillips (COP) and Chevron Corp. (CVX) said Thursday they are proceeding with a two-year appraisal program to evaluate the possibility of developing a third phase of the giant Clair field, west of the Shetland Islands. BP and its partners have already committed […]

UK Government Seeks to Retrain Ex-Soldiers for Oil and Gas Industry – Fox Business

The U.K. government is looking to establish a national program to retrain ex-military personnel to work in the country’s oil and gas industry as part of efforts to address a skills shortage in a sector that is vital for the U.K. economy. The move could help boost employment at a time when the U.K. is […]

UK Banks Need Almost $38 Billion in Capital – Wall Street Journal

Email Newsletters and Alerts The latest news and analysis delivered to your in-box. Check the boxes below to sign up. New! To sign up for Keyword or Symbol Alerts click here. To view or change all of your email settings, visit the Email Setup Center. UK Banks Need Almost $38 Billion in Capital – Wall […]

UK pensioners ‘struggling’ to cope in Cyprus – BBC News

UK pensioners ‘struggling’ to cope in Cyprus – BBC News

27 March 2013 Last updated at 12:45 ET Pensioners in the Famagusta region are amongst those without pension payments Some UK pensioners living in Cyprus are struggling financially, according to local residents. Cyprus’ financial crisis led to the UK government suspending pension […]

UK Gov’t Loses Court Challenge to Deport Preacher – ABC News

UK Gov’t Loses Court Challenge to Deport Preacher – ABC News

A radical Muslim cleric thwarted another effort by Britain to have him deported to Jordan after a court accepted arguments Wednesday that he would face testimony obtained by torture. Britain wants to deport Abu Qatada to Jordan, where he was convicted in absentia for terror plots in 1999 and 2000. Successive British governments have been […]