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British government plans for minimum price on alcohol

Mar 23, 2012
The British government has announced today that it wants to set a minimum price on beer, wine, and spirits. It hopes the move will help prevent alcohol-related crimes and deaths in the country.

Overweight cops suffer criticism in Britain

Mar 16, 2012
The cliche that cops like to eat doughnuts might be true in the U.K., where police officers could soon feet their unhealthy ways reflected in their paycheck.

U.K. Starbucks locations start playing the name game

Mar 14, 2012
In the U.K. today, where Starbucks has just started writing customers' names on their coffee cups for the first time.

Murdoch to launch new tabloid in U.K.

Feb 20, 2012
Just seven months after another paper shuttered its doors in scandal, Rupert Murdoch is launching a new tabloid in Britain.

Mid-Day Extra: An economic forecast in the Year of the Dragon

Jan 23, 2012
On this first day of the Chinese New Year, some predict the new zodiac sign won't ring in an economic recovery just yet.

Mid-day Extra: A car rental alternative in the U.K.

Dec 14, 2011
If your car is spending most of the day sitting unused on your driveway, it could be working a lot harder to earn you some spare cash.

Campaign for more female engineers launches in the U.K.

Oct 25, 2011
The U.K. has the lowest proportion of female engineers in Europe. Industry leaders are hoping to change that.

Scotch whisky exports up 22 percent from 2010

Sep 12, 2011
Despite the global recession, Scotch whisky exports to the rest of the world were worth more than $2.8 billion in the first half of the year. But it might not be because of financial woes that more people are drinking up.

Cities around the world prepare to celebrate the new year

Dec 31, 2010
Residents of Kiribati, a small island in the Pacific Ocean, were some of the first people to ring in 2011. But as many countries face a New Year of tough financial decisions and government cuts, how much are cities spending on their celebrations?