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Jan 18, 2012
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Occupy London campers told to leave St. Paul’s Cathedral

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(The Occupy London protest camp outside St Paul's Cathedral in London January 18, 2011. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor )

A British court ruled on Wednesday that a protest camp denouncing economic inequality should be removed from its site outside London’s landmark St Paul’s cathedral. Dozens of activists from Occupy London, part of an international movement inspired by the Occupy Wall Street protest that began last September, have been camping outside St Paul’s since October. They are engaged in a legal battle with the City of London Corporation, which has policing powers in the area and wants to evict the campers.

Jan 18, 2012

Occupy London campers told to leave cathedral

LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) – A British court ruled on
Wednesday that a protest camp denouncing economic inequality
should be removed from its site outside London’s landmark St
Paul’s cathedral.

Dozens of activists from Occupy London, part of an
international movement inspired by the Occupy Wall Street
protest that began last September, have been camping outside St
Paul’s since October.

Jan 8, 2012

Cameron says plans to tackle “fat cat” pay

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister David Cameron suggested on Sunday that legislation to curb excessive executive pay, including giving shareholders new voting powers, could be set out in the spring.

Cameron is keen to take charge of the agenda on so-called company “fat cat” pay when all major political parties recognise the need to respond to growing public anger over the widening gap between rich and poor.

Jan 8, 2012

UK PM Cameron says plans to tackle “fat cat” pay

LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) – Britain’s Prime Minister
David Cameron suggested on Sunday that legislation to curb
excessive executive pay, including giving shareholders new
voting powers, could be set out in the spring.

Cameron is keen to take charge of the agenda on so-called
company “fat cat” pay when all major political parties recognise
the need to respond to growing public anger over the widening
gap between rich and poor.

Jan 8, 2012

UK PM Cameron says plans to tackle “fat cat” pay

LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) – Britain’s Prime Minister
David Cameron suggested on Sunday that legislation to curb
excessive executive pay, including giving shareholders new
voting powers, could be set out in the spring.

Cameron is keen to take charge of the agenda on so-called
company “fat cat” pay when all major political parties recognise
the need to respond to growing public anger over the widening
gap between rich and poor.

Jan 7, 2012

Brand Britain puts heritage on show in Olympic year

LONDON, Jan 7 (Reuters) – Britain plans to beam
pictures onto Rio de Janeiro’s Sugarloaf Mountain and splash
images promoting its heritage around airports across the globe
as part of an international trade and tourism campaign centred
around this summer’s London Olympics.

The British government has launched a 39 million pound ($60
million)”GREAT” marketing campaign in the hope it will maximise
economic potential and generate long-term growth, giving a lift
to an economy that has barely grown during the past year, a
British minister said on Saturday.

Jan 6, 2012

London Boat Show diversifies into art and jewels

LONDON (Reuters) – The grey-haired men stood admiring the line of luxury cars at London’s ExCel centre while at a nearby stand a woman handed over money for a silver cigarette case — not the usual things you would expect to buy at a boat show.

But London’s International Boat Show, one of the biggest in Europe, is looking to tap into other high-end markets to attract new customers during a recession that has priced out mid-range sailors.

Jan 3, 2012
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St Bride’s, the “journalists’ church” in London, seeks a financial suitor

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(St Bride's Church, London, 22 July 2010/Jim Linwood)

The distinct layered spire of London’s St Bride’s Church, spiritual home to Britain’s media and some of the leading Pilgrim Fathers, is showing its age after chunks of stone fell away from the 300-year-old structure.  St Bride’s 226-foot high spire, the tallest of any Christopher Wren church and feted with having inspired the idea of multi-tiered wedding cakes, will need 2.5 million pounds ($4 million)of repairs.

“This is of one of Wren’s most prominent buildings, and it is preserving his legacy as well as the stone of St Bride’s that we are looking to do,” James Irving, the church’s director of finance, told Reuters.

Jan 3, 2012

UK “journalists’ church” seeks financial suitor

LONDON (Reuters) – The distinct layered spire of London’s St Bride’s Church, spiritual home to Britain’s media and some of the leading Pilgrim Fathers, is showing its age after chunks of stone fell away from the 300-year-old structure.

St Bride’s 226-foot high spire, the tallest of any Christopher Wren church and feted with having inspired the idea of multi-tiered wedding cakes, will need 2.5 million pounds ($4 million)of repairs.

Dec 7, 2011

FSA admits reform needed

LONDON (Reuters) – A senior regulatory official in London’s financial district on Wednesday told anti-capitalist protesters camping outside St Paul’s Cathedral that the financial system “needs to change.”

Hector Sants, chief executive of the Financial Services Authority (FSA), which regulates banks, held private talks with about 10 representatives from the London Occupy group to discuss financial reform.

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      ""Avril is a Reuters politics and general news reporter in London, specialising in the 2012 Olympics, religion and the regions. Before that, Avril wrote for www.reuters.co.uk. She has worked at the Daily Telegraph, CNN and Financial Times Business.""
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