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Apr 18, 2011

Kate’s wedding dress designer named – again

LONDON (Reuters) – Not since Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction” has an outfit sparked so much debate.

The design and designer of Kate Middleton’s wedding dress has been the subject of endless speculation since Prince William and his bride-to-be announced their engagement last year.

Apr 8, 2011

News of the World admits hacking celebrity phones

LONDON (Reuters) – Rupert Murdoch’s powerful British news operation admitted responsibility on Friday in a phone hacking scandal involving members of the royal family and celebrities like actress Sienna Miller that has also cost the prime minister’s spokesman his job.

News International, parent company of Britain’s top-selling News of the World tabloid, had always vigorously denied it knew journalists were hacking the phones of the royals, politicians, celebrities and sports stars, and blamed a handful of “rogue reporters” for the scandal.

Apr 8, 2011

News of the World admits phone hacking liability

LONDON (Reuters) – Rupert Murdoch’s powerful British news operation reversed course on Friday and admitted responsibility in a phone hacking scandal that had already cost the prime minister’s spokesman his job.

News International, parent company of Britain’s top-selling News of the World tabloid, had always vigorously denied it knew journalists were hacking the phones of members of the royal family, politicians, celebrities and sports stars, and blamed a handful of “rogue reporters” for the scandal.

Apr 8, 2011

News International admits phone hacking liability

LONDON, April 8 (Reuters) – News International, parent
company of the News of the World, on Friday admitted liability
for the first time over widespread phone hacking cases and said
it would pay compensation in some cases.

News of the World, Britain’s biggest selling newspaper, came
under fire over its use of phone hacking in a scandal that cost
the former editor his later job as head of communications for
Prime Minister David Cameron.

Mar 22, 2011

Only one in three Britons support Libya action – poll

LONDON (Reuters) – Only one in three Britons agree with the decision to take military action in Libya, a poll published on Monday showed.

The ComRes/ITN poll found that 43 percent disagreed with the action and 22 percent were unsure. Just under half of those surveyed felt military action was an unnecessary risk for Britain to take.

Mar 17, 2011

Britons increasingly fretful about finances – poll

LONDON, March 17 (Reuters) – Britons remain deeply
pessimistic about the economy and are increasingly worried about
their personal finances, a poll published on Thursday showed.

This month’s Reuters/Ipsos MORI poll shows that 48 percent
of voters believe their personal financial circumstances will
worsen over the next year. That figure was less than a third a
year ago.

Mar 17, 2011

Britons increasingly fretful about finances

LONDON (Reuters) – Britons remain deeply pessimistic about the economy and are increasingly worried about their personal finances, a poll published on Thursday showed.

This month’s Reuters/Ipsos MORI poll shows that 48 percent of voters believe their personal financial circumstances will worsen over the next year. That figure was less than a third a year ago.

Mar 15, 2011

UK acts to halt libel tourism, help free speech

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is to overhaul its archaic libel laws to stamp out ‘libel tourism’ by wealthy individuals and corporations who flock to British courts to sue for defamation.

Opponents of the current libel laws say they make it too easy for the rich and powerful to bring cases in Britain — or to use the threat of expensive action to stifle free speech.

Mar 10, 2011

Former RBS chief Goodwin obtains media gag order

LONDON, March 10 (Reuters) – Former Royal Bank of Scotland
(RBS.L: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) boss Fred Goodwin — who was ousted when the British
government had to bail out the bank — has obtained a court
order preventing publication of information about him.

The terms of most so-called superinjunctions are so strict
that media outlets are usually prevented from reporting on them
at all, but John Hemming, a member of parliament, used
parliamentary privilege to talk about the order.

Mar 2, 2011

Political, bank woes forgotten as Irish beat England at cricket

DUBLIN (Reuters) – For months, talk in Ireland has been of nothing but bank bailouts and politics but the unlikely sport of cricket finally knocked those off the top news spot after the country recorded a famous win over England.

Cricket is not played widely in Ireland — for years it was shunned because of its associations with former colonial ruler, Britain.

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      "Based in London, I manage our team of Reuters' text journalists and photographers here and in Dublin - covering everything from company news and economics to sport and culture. I have been with Reuters for 10 years, including three years spent covering equities in Johannesburg."
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