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EU warns UK deal 'fragile' as Paris, East seek changes

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BRUSSELS - A draft accord to help keep Britain in the European Union is "very fragile", a top EU official warned on Wednesday as France and eastern states pushed for changes before leaders meet to try and seal the deal next week.

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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.

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Sunderland's Johnson admits one count of sexual activity with child 10 Feb 2016

LONDON England international Adam Johnson pleaded guilty to one count of sexual activity with a child, but denied two other charges, when he appeared at Bradford Crown Court on Wednesday.

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NIESR estimates GDP growth slowed to 0.4 percent in January 10 Feb 2016

LONDON - British economic growth slowed in the three months to January, driven by weak industrial output, the National Institute of Economic and Social Research said on Wednesday.

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Zika alarm sparks run on supply of scientific virus samples 10 Feb 2016

LONDON Porton Down, the British government centre famous for its Cold War germ warfare research, said on Wednesday it was working hard to keep up with demand for Zika virus samples as scientists around the world scramble for them.

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

UK to launch review into feasibility of tidal energy 10 Feb 2016

LONDON The British government said on Wednesday it will launch an independent review into tidal lagoon energy this spring to understand how it could contribute to Britain's energy mix in the most cost-effective way.

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Man sets himself on fire outside Kensington Palace 09 Feb 2016

LONDON A man died on Tuesday after setting himself on fire outside Kensington Palace, the London home of Prince William and his wife Kate, police said.

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Harry Potter returns in '8th story' script of London play 10 Feb 2016

Nine years after publication of the last novel in the best-selling series about the boy wizard, what has been billed as the "epic 8th Harry Potter story" will be published worldwide in July.

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Parliamentary committee criticises surveillance bill over privacy concerns 09 Feb 2016

LONDON A planned British law to give spies and the police wide-ranging new surveillance powers is rushed, does not do enough to protect people's privacy and requires major change, a powerful committee of lawmakers said on Tuesday.