UK

Campaign for an independent Scotland stalls before historic vote

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LONDON - The campaign for Scotland to break away from the United Kingdom has stalled just over a month before Scots decide whether to go it alone in a referendum, an analysis of the latest six opinion polls showed on Friday.

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English FA tightens betting rules for new season 01 Aug 2014

LONDON - Tough new rules introduced by the Football Association will outlaw all football-related betting for players, club employees and match officials in the top eight tiers of the English game.

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British consumer morale and housing market cool in July 31 Jul 2014

LONDON - British consumer morale dipped for the first time in six months in July and house prices stagnated, adding to signs that Britain's rapid economic recovery is cooling slightly.

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Firefighters tackle blaze at UK Ferrybridge power plant 31 Jul 2014

LONDON - Firefighters were bringing a blaze at Ferrybridge coal-fired power plant in northern England under control, operator SSE said late on Thursday, adding no injuries had been reported and there was no impact on the UK's electricity supply.

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SFO settles $500 million Tchenguiz damages claim 31 Jul 2014

LONDON - Britain's Serious Fraud Office has averted a 300 million-pound damages claim over its botched investigation into the Tchenguiz brothers, securing a second out-of-court settlement and closing an embarrassing chapter in its history.

'Russian involvement' central to UK inquiry into ex-KGB agent's death 31 Jul 2014

LONDON - Evidence which shows Russia was behind the 2006 murder of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko in London will mostly be given in secret, the chairman of a public inquiry into his death said on Thursday.

Ex-aide to Prince Philip charged with sex offences 31 Jul 2014

LONDON - A former aide to Prince Philip, husband of the Queen, has been charged with sex offences against a girl in the 1970s, a period he was working for the royal family, prosecutors said on Thursday.

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British house price growth slows in July - Nationwide 31 Jul 2014

LONDON - British house prices stagnated in July after strong growth last month, cooled by tougher checks on mortgage lending, a survey from lender Nationwide showed on Thursday.

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London platinum, palladium fixing co seeks third-party administrator 31 Jul 2014

LONDON - The London platinum and palladium fixing company (LPPFC) is seeking a third-party administrator for its price benchmarks, it said on Thursday, following a similar move by the operators of the gold "fix" earlier this month.

UK public inflation expectations edge up in July - Citi/YouGov 01 Aug 2014

LONDON - Britons' expectations for inflation over the next 12 months edged up in July to 2.2 percent from 2.1 percent in June, a monthly poll by YouGov showed on Friday.