NIESR expects UK economic growth to slow in third quarter

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LONDON, Aug 5 - Britain's economy looks set to slow in the third quarter, forecasters at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research said on Wednesday, lowering a previous growth estimate.

Child sex probe against ex-PM Heath spreads to two more regions

04 Aug 2015

LONDON - Police forces in two further British regions said on Tuesday they were examining allegations of historical child sexual abuse against the late former prime minister Edward Heath.

Labour Party leadership candidate Jeremy Corbyn is seen appearing on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show in this photograph received via the BBC in London July 26, 2015. REUTERS/Jeff Overs/BBC/Handout via Reuters

"Bearded voter-repellent" or cure for "virus"?

Reeling from their worst defeat in decades, senior figures in the Labour Party want to tack to the centre to win back voters, but party activists are rallying behind leftist stalwart Jeremy Corbyn who says it is time to get radical.  Full Article 

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UK takes 1 billion pound RBS sell-off hit

Britain sells a 2.1 billion pound stake in Royal Bank of Scotland to kick off the disposal of its holding seven years after bailing out the bank. Elsewhere shares of French bank Credit Agricole fall nearly 10%.  Video | Full Article 

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Eco-friendly 3D printed supercar

A California company has built an environmentally friendly supercar using 3D printed parts. Called the Blade it runs on gas and weighs just 1,400 pounds.  Video 

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Jobs rise won't end Spain's pain yet

The number of Spaniards registered jobless fell for a sixth month in a row in July. But with nearly all new hires on temporary seasonal contracts, the revival of a long-depressed labour market remains a work in progress.  Video | Related Article 

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Big pharma improves R&D productivity

Drug industry productivity is continuing to improve, with a bumper haul of new products being launched and companies proving more successful in the final stages of clinical testing, according to a new analysis.  Full Article 

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New tidal energy system could help power UK

An affordable tidal power system deployed off the English and Welsh coasts could make a major contribution to Britain's future energy needs, say its designers.  Video 

Disney revenue falls short of forecasts

Disney earnings were better than expectations, thanks to strength at the TV networks and theme parks, but revenue fell short, in part on lower ratings at ESPN. Stocks fell. Bobbi Rebell reports.

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