Friday, 22 October 2021

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UK economy grows by 0.6% in fourth quarter

LONDON: Strong consumer spending helped the UK’s economy to grow faster than expected at the end of last year. The economy grew by 0.6% in the October-to-December period, the same rate as in the previous two quarters, according to an initial estimate from the Office for National Statistics. The figure ...

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EE mobile firm fined £2.7m for overcharging customers

LONDON: Mobile operator EE has been fined £2.7m by the telecoms regulator, Ofcom, for overcharging tens of thousands of customers. The watchdog found that the UK’s biggest mobile network broke a billing rule on two occasions. Users who called its 150 customer services number while roaming within the EU were ...

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Sir Tim Barrow: UK’s new ambassador to EU ‘tough negotiator’

LONDON: Senior diplomat Sir Tim Barrow has been appointed the UK’s new ambassador to the EU, replacing Sir Ivan Rogers. Downing Street described the former ambassador to Russia, who will now play a key role in the UK’s Brexit talks, as a “seasoned and tough negotiator”. Sir Ivan, whose exit ...

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Queen’s Christmas message: ‘We can do small things with great love’

LONDON: Thousands of “small acts of goodness” can make a difference, even though the world’s problems often seem too big to change, the Queen has said. In her annual Christmas Day address she said she drew strength from “ordinary people doing extraordinary things”. After paying tribute to the UK’s Olympians ...

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Brave New World: UK Is First To Legalize Three-Parent Babies

LONDON: Babies made from two women and one man have been approved by the UK’s fertility regulator. The historic and controversial move is to prevent children being born with deadly genetic diseases. Doctors in Newcastle – who developed the advanced form of IVF – are expected to be the first ...

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Zac Goldsmith beaten by Lib Dem in Richmond Park by-election shock

Zac Goldsmith has been unseated in a “shockwave” by-election upset by the Liberal Democrats. Lib Dem challenger Sarah Olney bulldozed Mr Goldsmith out of the Commons, sweeping away his 23,015 majority to finish 1,872 votes ahead of him. The Lib Dems poured resources into the contest as they successfully switched ...

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UK’s Supermarket prices ‘to rise by 5%’

LONDON: Prices in the UK’s supermarkets will rise by at least 5% over the next six months, according to the former boss of Sainsbury’s. Justin King thinks that, after years of the cost of the weekly shop barely moving, we should expect to see inflation return. Mr King told Newsnight ...

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