England : A division of the United
Kingdom, the southern part of the island of Great Britain. Originally
settled by Celtic peoples, it was subsequently conquered by Romans, Angles,
Saxons, Jutes, Danes, and Normans. Acts of union joined England with Wales
in 1536, with Scotland in 1707 to create the political entity of Great
Britain, and with Ireland in 1801 to form the United Kingdom. London is
the capital and the largest city of both England and the United Kingdom.
UK's Brown: world economy fragile, pledges restraint (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)
BRIGHTON, England, Sept 27 (Reuters) - British finance minister Gordon Brown on Monday ruled out "irresponsible" tax cuts or pay rises before next year's expected election and said world economic recovery remained patchy.
Iraq steals show as UK Labour Party meets (Yahoo! India News)
BRIGHTON, England (Reuters) - Iraq and the fate of a British hostage threatened to eclipse efforts by Tony Blair to put domestic policy centre stage on Monday as his Treasury chief called on the Labour Party to unite to secure a third term.
UK mortgage growth slows in August (Ireland Business World)
Mortgage lending by major UK banks rose UK£4.4bn in August, the weakest growth since June 2002, but consumer credit continued to climb, according to figures released by the British Bankers Association (BBA).
UK arrests over 'dirty bomb plot' (CNN.com)
LONDON, England (Reuters) -- British police said they had arrested four men under anti-terrorism legislation after a tip-off from a newspaper which said the suspects tried to buy explosives for a dirty bomb.
Now Virgin to offer trips to space (CNN.com)
LONDON, England (CNN) -- British entrepreneur Richard Branson has announced his company has signed a deal to offer the world's first commercial flights to space under the branding "Virgin Galactic."
FOREX POINTS: UK Market Update (Daily FX via Yahoo! Finance)
Benefiting from previous consecutive rate increases in the key interest rate, the pound was seen trading higher at 1.8048 from 1.8029. The Bank of England has raised rates with five consecutive quarter point moves but further gains may be halted as a report released today indicated that U.K. mortgage approvals dipped to the lowest levels in seven months for the month of August.
Second gypsum recycling plant on the cards for UK (27.09.04) (letsrecycle.com)
New West Gypsum Recycling (NWGR) is looking to forge new partnerships with British plasterboard companies after early success in its partnership with Lafarge.
British Airways offer (Evening Standard)
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