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LONDON (Reuters) – A shortage of staff for British employers worsened in July, hurt by the departure of European Union workers after last year’s Brexit vote, a group representing recruitment agencies said on Tuesday. The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) said the availability of staff overall suffered its biggest fall last month in a year
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britons will be able to make social media platforms like Facebook (FB.O) delete information, including content published in their childhood, under government proposals that will bring data laws into line with new European regulations. Individuals will have more control over their data by having “the right to be forgotten” and ask for
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LONDON (Reuters) – Former British Prime Minister David Cameron has been pictured sharing an unexpected embrace with a pink-haired supporter of opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn at a music festival. Clutching a cigarette in one hand and a drink in another, Cameron, former leader of the Conservative Party, appeared to be unaware that the
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s second-biggest supermarket chain, Sainsbury’s (SBRY.L), is considering cutting 1,000 head office jobs as part of a drive to save 500 million pounds in costs, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported. Sainsbury’s has recruited management consultants McKinsey to come up with cost reduction plans, and is likely to announce the number of job
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MILAN (Reuters) – Italian police said on Saturday they had arrested a 30-year-old man suspected of abducting a British model in Milan and threatening to auction her online unless a ransom of $300,000 was paid. Police said in a statement the 20-year-old Briton had arrived in Milan on July 10 for an alleged photo shooting
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LONDON (Reuters) – The government launched a review on how best to reduce long-term energy bills for households and business on Sunday, prompted in part by concern that high electricity costs could damage industrial competitiveness. The government said it was still committed to reducing emissions of greenhouse gases in line with its existing legal commitments,
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(Reuters) – Chicago police were preparing to interrogate two university officials who were arrested in California on Friday and charged with a fatal July stabbing that investigators believe stemmed from a domestic dispute. Northwestern University professor Wyndham Lathem and Andrew Warren, an employee of Britain’s Oxford University, are in custody in California and are expected
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LONDON (Reuters) – British finance minister Philip Hammond has blocked government attempts to curb high-stakes gambling machines commonly found in betting shops in order to preserve tax revenues, the Daily Mail newspaper reported on Saturday. Britain’s ministry for culture, media and sports, which regulates the gambling industry, launched a consultation in October into the maximum
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TRURO, England (Reuters) – Victims of acid attacks in Britain are calling on the government to enforce longer prison sentences and tighten controls on the sale of corrosive substances, after a jump in the number of cases last year and in 2017. The issue hit headlines after a recent spate of attacks, including one in
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LONDON (Reuters) – Prince Philip, the 96-year-old husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, bowed out of public life on Wednesday with his final solo appearance at an official event, ending a royal career marked by occasional gaffes that landed him in hot water. The prince, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, attended a parade of
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