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Brexit campaign probed over possible breach of electoral finance rules

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LONDON Britain's Electoral Commission has opened an investigation to establish whether Vote Leave Limited, the organisation behind the official campaign to leave the European Union, breached campaign finance rules during the 2016 referendum campaign.

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Hammond seeks answer to voter unrest in new housebuilding push 11:37am GMT

LONDON British finance minister Philip Hammond, under pressure to help weakened Prime Minister Theresa May in this week's budget, promised to speed up house building and said he had some room to help voters despite his squeeze on public finances.

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UK commits billions to 'industries of future' to ward off Brexit shocks 6:13pm GMT

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday announced 4 billion pounds of spending on research and development and regional growth strategies, setting out plans to help the economy grow after Brexit. | Video

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Britain to submit 'Brexit bill' proposal before December EU meeting 8:31am GMT

LONDON Britain will submit proposals on how to settle its divorce bill with the European Union before an EU summit next month and is expected to negotiate hard, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday.

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Face time with May - UK listens to bankers' Brexit worries 9:41am GMT

LONDON A few hours before Theresa May lost her second cabinet member in a week, the prime minister found time amidst the crisis to meet one of the world's most powerful bankers.

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Full of beans - coffee grounds to help power London's buses 6:05pm GMT

Waste coffee grounds will be used to help fuel some of London's buses, Royal Dutch Shell and clean technology company bio-bean said on Monday. | Video

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Queen and husband Philip celebrate 70 years of marriage, quietly 3:32pm GMT

LONDON Queen Elizabeth and husband Prince Philip mark their platinum wedding anniversary with a small family get-together on Monday, a far cry from the pomp and celebration which greeted their marriage 70 years ago.

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British embassy cat in Jordan appointed chief mouser 5:21pm GMT

AMMAN At the British embassy to Jordan, a former rescue cat is settling into his new position as chief mouser - as a traditional well established in the ministries of London goes global.

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Gerry Adams to step down in end of an era for Irish nationalism 19 Nov 2017

DUBLIN Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams, a pivotal figure in the political life of Ireland for almost 50 years, said on Saturday he will step down as party leader and complete a generational shift in the former political wing of the Irish Republican Army (IRA). | Video

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Gerry Adams - Face of IRA who helped cement Northern Ireland peace 18 Nov 2017

DUBLIN As the public face of the Irish Republican Army during its bombing campaigns, then peacemaker and mainstream politician, Gerry Adams has been a defining figure of Northern Ireland's 50-year journey from sectarian torment to relative stability.