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Pound Extends Loss Versus Euro as U.K. Construction Growth Slows

The pound extended its losses against the euro after a gauge of U.K. construction growth unexpectedly slowed to the weakest in a year in August. Sterling was set to reverse its gains made Friday versus the euro. The British currency has been buffeted by a lack of progress in Brexit negotiations between the U.K. and the European Union. The third ...

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North Korea nuclear test: Kim Jong-un ‘preparing to launch missile’

North Korea has launched a scathing attack on the “warmongers” in Seoul, along with South Korea’s allies in Washington and Tokyo, following Sunday’s missile launch, reports Neil Connor in Beijing. Official media in Pyongyang criticised the response from the South Korea “puppet forces” in calling for more UN action against the North and the “introduction of nuclear strategic assets into South ...

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UK construction growth hits one-year low as Brexit worries build – business live | Business

4.46am EDT04:46 Expert: Brexit is to blame Duncan Brock, director of customer relationships at the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply, believes Brexit uncertainty is hurting the UK construction sector. He writes: “The sector hit a roadblock this month as purchasing activity slowed for the third month and new business wins were hard to come by. Reduced Government spending, economic ...

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Liberal MP says she’s not a UK citizen

Liberal MP Ann Sudmalis has released a document showing she has never been a UK citizen. Ms Sudmalis said at a joint media event with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on August 25: “As soon as Bill Shorten puts his paperwork on the table I will.” Mr Shorten on Monday tabled advice from the UK Home Office showing he had been ...

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Seaside towns among most deprived communities in UK | Inequality

Coastal communities are lagging behind inland areas, with some of the worst levels of economic and social deprivation in the UK, a report shows. Comparison of earnings, employment, health and education data in local authority areas identified “pockets of significant deprivation” in seaside towns and a widening gap between coastal communities and the rest of the country. The government has ...

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U.K. North Sea Oil Field Startups Surge to Highest in 10 Years

By September 4, 2017, 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. North Sea is on track for the biggest year of oil and gas field startups in a decade, continuing the aging province’s surprising resilience to the crude-market slump. Fourteen projects with combined peak production of 230,000 barrels of oil equivalent a day will start in the region this year, according to data ...

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What will it be like today in your area?

Summer is over. Wherever you are in Britain today, it will be likely cloudy and a bit damp.  Rain will push east across Scotland and Northern Ireland, heavy for Scotland, followed by sunshine and showers later in the west. It will be very windy for the Northern Isles. England and Wales will be mostly cloudy with spots of rain or ...

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