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UK Car Market Avoids Slump for Now – Wall Street Journal

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Miners weigh on UK stocks as metals prices fall – MarketWatch

Miners weigh on UK stocks as metals prices fall – MarketWatch

By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch LONDON (MarketWatch) — Mining firms drove U.K. stocks lower on Tuesday, as metals prices dropped and a Rio Tinto PLC executive warned of downward pressure on […]

UK increased recycling rates fastest in Europe over past decade – The Guardian

Recycling rates in the UK rose faster in the first decade of the millennium than any other country in Europe, according to official statistics published on Tuesday. Although the UK started from a low base in 2001 – recycling rates were just 12% for all municipal waste – it increased by the greatest amount by […]

Energy bills push UK inflation to nine-month high – The Guardian

The annual rate of inflation rose for the first time in five months in February as dearer energy bills added to the cost of living. The Office for National Statistics said inflation as measured by the consumer prices index stood at 2.8% last month, up from 2.7% and the highest for nine months. Officials blamed […]

Charity distributes cannabis scratch and sniff cards – The Guardian

Marijuana-scented cards are being distributed across the UK in the hope that they will help people to literally sniff out crime. The scratch and sniff cards, the initiative of independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers, are intended to help people identify illegal cannabis farms in their neighbourhood. Over the last two years police forces have seized more […]

China Edges Out UK As World’s Fifth-Largest Arms Supplier – NPR (blog)

China Edges Out UK As World’s Fifth-Largest Arms Supplier – NPR (blog)

Enlarge image i More than 200 companies attended an International Defense Exhibition in Karachi, Pakistan, in November, most from the U.S., China and Europe. Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images More than 200 companies attended an International Defense Exhibition in Karachi, Pakistan, in November, most from the U.S., China and Europe. Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images The U.S. still leads […]

UK Leadership Keeps Faith in Austerity – Wall Street Journal

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China Edges Out UK As World’s Fifth-Largest Arms Supplier – NPR (blog)

China Edges Out UK As World’s Fifth-Largest Arms Supplier – NPR (blog)

Enlarge image i More than 200 companies attended an International Defense Exhibition in Karachi, Pakistan, in November, most from the U.S., China and Europe. Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images More than 200 companies attended an International Defense Exhibition in Karachi, Pakistan, in November, most from the U.S., China and Europe. Asif Hassan/AFP/Getty Images The U.S. still leads […]

All sides claim victory with new UK press regulator – except the press – Christian Science Monitor

The new regulator can impose tough fines with the force of law, pleasing Labour and the Lib Dems, but there is a safeguard against one party influencing its actions, pleasing Conservatives.  By Ian Evans, Correspondent / March 18, 2013 Brian Cathcart, Executive Director of Hacked Off (2nd L), speaks at a news conference in central London […]

Cyprus bailout: Savers in UK banks ‘well protected’ – BBC News

Cyprus bailout: Savers in UK banks ‘well protected’ – BBC News

18 March 2013 Last updated at 12:20 ET By Kevin Peachey Personal finance reporter, BBC News Many in Cyprus are furious that they will have to pay a levy of up to 9.9% on their deposits The head of the UK’s deposit safety net […]