Friday, 22 September 2017

Tag Archives: England

UK business morale hits 18-month high in the fourth quarter

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  LONDON: Morale in large British companies hit an 18-month high in the fourth quarter, bolstered by robust economic growth and recovering fully from a slump that followed the Brexit vote, a survey showed on Thursday. However, uncertainty about Britain’s divorce from the European Union meant businesses were still loath ...

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British pop superstar George Michael dies

LONDON: Pop superstar George Michael’s death at the age of 53 from suspected heart failure is being treated by police as “unexplained but not suspicious”. The 53-year-old has died peacefully at home, his family said on Sunday night. “It is with great sadness that we can confirm our beloved son, brother ...

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Queen’s granddaughter Zara and her husband Mike lose their baby

LONDON: The Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall and her husband Mike have sadly lost the baby they were expecting, just days before Christmas. Equestrian champion Zara and former England rugby player Tindall revealed at the end of November that they were expecting their second child,  saying they were “very, very happy” and looking forward to ...

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Busiest day of festive season expected on UK’s roads

LONDON: Motorists are warned to expect the busiest day of the festive season on UK roads as the Christmas getaway combines with the end of the working week. The AA motoring group estimates that about 12 million cars will drive at least 20 miles each as Christmas journeys and commuter ...

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British football teams fined for poppy war tribute

ZURICH: FIFA fined England 45,000 Swiss francs ($43,850, 42,000 euros) for wearing a poppy tribute to British war dead during their November 11 World Cup qualifier against Scotland. Scotland were fined 20,000 Swiss francs, while Wales and Northern Ireland were given 20,000 and 15,000 Swiss franc fines respectively for making ...

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England bring back Broad, bat against India in Chennai

CHENNAI: England captain Alastair Cook won the toss and opted to bat in the fifth and final test against India on Friday as the tourists bid to salvage some pride, having lost the series with a match to spare. England brought back fit-again all-rounder Stuart Broad and gave a test ...

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UK football abuse hotline receives 860 calls in first week

LONDON: A hotline established amid England’s growing football sex-abuse crisis received over 860 calls in its first week, the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) said Thursday. The helpline, supported by the Football Association, offers support to anyone sexually abused in football as a child, and received ...

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England’s Selby sends World No. 4 Mossad crashing

England’s Daryl Selby (left) in action against Egyptian second seed Omar Mossad during their first round Qatar Classic squash match. DOHA: ‘It was tough as it always is, and it hasn’t really sunk in yet, but I’m delighted obviously to beat him for the first time’ Daryl Selby has been ...

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Stokes, Ali star as England post commanding total against India

England’s batsman Ben Stokes bats during the second day of the first test cricket match between India and England in Rajkot RAJKOT – Centurion Moeen Ali said patience was the key as England posted the highest score by a visiting team in nearly five years on the second day of ...

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Anderson return boosts England

MUMBAI: Captain Alastair Cook yesterday hailed top bowler Jimmy Anderson’s surprise return from injury as he insisted England would revel in their status as underdogs during their tour of India. Cook said that Anderson, England’s all-time leading Test wicket-taker with 463 scalps, had been given the all-clear following a shoulder ...

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