British government imposes reforms for doctors over union opposition


LONDON The British government said on Thursday it would force through pay and working condition reforms for English doctors without the agreement of their trade union in a push to end a dispute that has resulted in strikes.


EU refines UK offer, up to Cameron now to clinch deal 7:21pm GMT

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Doctor brother of UK's finance minister struck off medical register 3:25pm GMT

LONDON The psychiatrist brother of Britain's finance minister George Osborne was struck off the British medical register on Thursday for having an affair with a patient and threatening her to keep quiet about it, a disciplinary panel said.


Restored Jimi Hendrix apartment opens to public in London 6:17pm GMT

LONDON The London apartment where Jimi Hendrix lived more than 45 years ago has opened to the public, restored to look just how the rock star used it.


Don't let Brexit threat hold euro zone back, France's Sapin says 2:38pm GMT

PARIS The possibility of Britain voting to leave the European Union must not prevent euro zone countries from deepening their economic integration in the months ahead, French Finance Minister Michel Sapin told Reuters on Thursday.

Superbug review says more vaccines needed to reduce antibiotic use 2:45pm GMT

LONDON More use of vaccines would reduce the need to use antibiotics and help fight the rise of drug-resistant superbug infections, according to a British government-commissioned review of the threat.


UK's far-reaching surveillance plans need to change - MPs 2:01pm GMT

LONDON The British government must make significant changes to a planned new surveillance law which would give authorities some of the most extensive monitoring capabilities in the West, a powerful committee of MPs said on Thursday.


UK prompt prices edge higher on heating demand 11:26am GMT

British prompt wholesale natural gas prices edged higher on Thursday as colder temperatures pushed heating demand higher, while the system remained oversupplied.


Black cabs bring central London to a halt in Uber protest 10 Feb 2016

The drivers of London's famous black cabs brought the centre of the capital to a standstill on Wednesday in protest against Uber and government regulations they say compromise passenger safety.

British Vogue fetes 100 years with photo exhibition 12:47am GMT

LONDON From Second World War photographs to shoots with famous models, British Vogue magazine marks its 100th birthday this year with an exhibition of fashion, beauty and portrait prints. | Video