LONDON - British retail sales rose between April and June at the fastest pace for a calendar quarter in 10 years despite stagnating last month, bolstering expectations that the economy has sustained its swift pace of recovery.
LONDON - A former tabloid reporter who admitted hacking hundreds of phones to find stories for two Sunday newspapers was spared jail on Thursday for helping secure the conviction of Prime Minister David Cameron's ex-media chief Andy Coulson.
LONDON - British low cost carrier easyJet said it will resume flights to Tel Aviv as scheduled from Friday 25 July after regulators lifted advice over flying into the Israeli airport.
LONDON - British energy firms SSE and UKPN have agreed to pay 8 million pounds in compensation after tens of thousands of customers were left without power during torrential storms last December, regulator Ofgem said on Thursday.
CHELTENHAM England - New business is coming from unexpected places to help power the whirring, high-tech lathes on the factory floor of Future Advanced Manufacture, one of the companies spearheading Britain's manufacturing revival.
LONDON - Britain will offer guaranteed payments worth more than 200 million pounds ($340 million) a year to renewable projects in the first auction of contracts to help boost investment in low carbon power generation.
LONDON - Britain's leading fraud prosecutor on Thursday charged a British subsidiary of French engineering group Alstom with three offences of corruption and three offences of conspiracy to corrupt after a five-year investigation.
LONDON - England's dismal World Cup campaign in Brazil was doubly disappointing for Britain's pub operators, with the team's early exit prompting soccer fans to stay at home to watch the rest of the tournament, leading pub chains said on Thursday.
LONDON - The British government selected a joint venture between support services and construction firm Carillion and infrastructure company Amey for three contracts worth up to 2.8 billion pounds ($4.77 billion) to manage its military estate.
LONDON - British car production showed annual growth of more than 3 percent in the first six months of 2014 thanks to new models and further expansion is expected, an automotive industry body said on Thursday.