LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday voters deserved to be rewarded with tax cuts "after years of sacrifice," pledging to reduce taxes if he won a national election in May.
LONDON - The Greek election result is not a defeat of austerity but a defeat of failed economic plans and should act as a reminder to Britain that it needs to stick to what it is doing, Chancellor George Osborne said on Monday.
LONDON - Britain's Post Office said it would bring all its financial services under one brand as part of plans to become one of the UK's biggest financial services providers by 2020, laying down a challenge to the country's incumbent banks.
LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday security would be reviewed, but no harm had been done, after an apparently drunk hoaxer claiming to be the director of Britain's eavesdropping agency was put though to his mobile phone.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal by a former BP Plc executive who contested whether he can be charged with obstruction of Congress for downplaying the severity of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
YORK, England - The Church of England consecrated its first woman bishop on Monday, the culmination of years of efforts by Church modernisers to overcome opposition from traditionalists - one of whom briefly shouted a protest during the service.
LONDON - Santander UK has reached an agreement with Britain's Post Office that will enable its personal current account and business customers to bank at the Post Office's 11,000 outlets.
LONDON - Work has started on converting Centre Point, the towering 1960s office building at the east end of London's Oxford Street, into luxury apartments, developer Almacantar said on Monday.
LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron warned on Sunday that the Greek election would raise economic uncertainty across Europe, saying it meant his country had to stick to his plan for Britain's own economy.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A star-studded list of UK celebrities from Oscar-winning actress Emma Thompson, to musician Sting and designer Vivienne Westwood wrote to Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday, criticising the government for not welcoming more Syrian refugees.