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Britain pays tribute to 7/7 victims 10 years after London bombings

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LONDON - Prime Minister David Cameron led sombre tributes on Tuesday as Britain commemorated the 10th anniversary of attacks that killed 56 people in London, the first suicide bombings by Islamist militants in western Europe. | Video

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HSBC fires UK staff over mock execution video 11:57am BST

LONDON - HSBC has fired UK staff who filmed themselves staging a mock Islamic State-style beheading of a colleague and posted the video online, it said on Tuesday.

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Chancellor Osborne to propose extending Sunday trading hours 8:00am BST

LONDON - British Chancellor George Osborne will use his first post-election budget statement to propose relaxing Sunday trading rules to help high street shops compete better with online retailers.

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Accused of overcharging, UK energy firms could face price cap 12:26pm BST

LONDON - Britain's largest energy suppliers could face a price cap after a competition watchdog found they overcharged households by around 1.2 billion pounds each year ($1.9 billion) between 2009 and 2013.

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Ex trader Hayes wanted to do job perfectly, Libor trial hears 1:23pm BST

LONDON - Tom Hayes, the first person to face trial by jury over allegations he conspired to rig global Libor interest rates, told a London court on Tuesday he had not acted dishonestly and just wanted to do a good job.

Last ditch talks aim to avert London underground strike 2:05pm BST

LONDON - Last minute talks were under way on Tuesday to avert a 24-hour strike by drivers and staff on London's underground train network which would bring the network to a complete standstill and cause chaos for millions of commuters and tourists.

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Dream of better life in Britain fuels Calais migrant chaos 6:34am BST

CALAIS/LONDON - Like many migrants drawn to the French port of Calais, Ali, a 22-year-old Iraqi, is convinced his life will be better if he can make it across the 30 km (20 mile) stretch of sea separating him from Britain.

UK watchdog to investigate conduct at RSA's Irish arm 10:48am BST

LONDON - Britain's accounting watchdog said it would investigate the conduct of individuals who worked for RSA Insurance Ireland in the run-up to its bail-out by British parent RSA .

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Britain depends increasingly on services sector to drive growth - BCC 12:08am BST

LONDON - Britain was more heavily dependent on services companies to drive its economy during the second quarter as manufacturing growth ebbed, according to a business survey that said greater efforts are needed to boost investment and exports.

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Well-wishers swoon as Princess Charlotte christened 06 Jul 2015

LONDON - Princess Charlotte, the baby daughter of Prince William and his wife Kate, was christened on Sunday as crowds gathered to witness the family's first public outing together since her birth in May. | Video