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Victoria Craig

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Victoria Craig is the former host of Marketplace Morning Report’s global edition produced by the BBC World Service in London. She graduated from the University of Missouri (go Tigers!) with a degree in broadcast journalism. Before moving to the U.K. in 2017, she covered Wall Street,  reporting for five years on U.S. stocks and the economy from New York City. When she’s not in front of the microphone, you can find Victoria baking or curling up with a good book at home, hiking in the English countryside, or travelling through her new European playground.

Latest Stories (146)

Tourism boosts the Greek islands, but not all seek the spotlight

Aug 12, 2022
With its sunshine and turquoise waters, Greece draws travelers worldwide. Now the government is promoting lesser-known islands.
The Greek government is trying to attract tourists to lesser-known islands that may lack spectacular features. In some cases, the locals have mixed feelings.
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Elizabeth line: London's new train that's fit for a queen

Jun 3, 2022
The train line, honoring the monarch's Platinum Jubilee, was overbudget and behind schedule. But it's also shortening travel times.
It's taken about 13 years to build and fit out London's Elizabeth Line, which was one of the biggest infrastructure projects in Europe.
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Platinum Jubilee street parties kick off, giving a boost to businesses across the U.K.

Jun 3, 2022
The large-scale parties are a Jubilee tradition, as well as an integral element in local economies.
Members of the public gather outside St Pauls Cathedral  on June 03, 2022 in London, England. The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II is being celebrated from June 2 to June 5, 2022, in the UK and Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on 6 February 1952.
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Royal warrants give public a ticket to celebrate Platinum Jubilee like the queen

Jun 2, 2022
There are only 800 companies who have one, and it takes some effort to get it.
Royal warrants, like the one seen here on chocolates from Charbonnel et Walker, serve as a kind of rare royal seal  of approval for certain products or companies.
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The U.K. wants to be the hub for crypto. What will it take to get there?

May 12, 2022
London, already a major foreign exchange market, wants to be the same for crypto.
"Similar to the past so-called crypto winters, the underlying foundation, the development, the technology and the adoption [of crypto] has been continuing," said William Cai, co-founder and managing partner at Wilshire Phoenix.
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Food businesses across the UK pivot again as crowds return to restaurants, shops

Apr 21, 2022
Food delivery operations were activated as eateries and grocery stores emptied. But with restrictions lifted, those changes are fading.
Diners eating outdoors at a London restaurant in April 2021. With lockdowns over and pandemic anxiety easing, many Brits are returning to pre-pandemic habits.
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President of Lithuania wants more Russian sanctions amid fears Baltics could be Putin's next target

Mar 17, 2022
Lithuania's president, Gitanas Nauseda, talks about the risk his country could be Russia's next target, and why he wants to see more sanctions applied.
Gitanas Nauseda, president of Lithuania, told the BBC's Victoria Craig it's “very likely” his country could be a target.
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In East London, a chef's kitchen becomes her post for the Ukraine-Russia conflict

Mar 14, 2022
Olia Hercules, an award-winning cookbook author, is feeding supplies to her brother in Ukraine.
Olia Hercules, an award-winning cookbook author from Ukraine who runs a kitchen in East London, shows video from her brother Sasha to her friends. Sasha is in Ukraine, and Olia sent supplies to him to help him survive the war with Russia.
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Ukraine finance minister: sanctions came too late

Mar 4, 2022
Ukraine's finance minister calls for more "severe" Western sanctions against Russia, warning time is of the essence.
Ukraine’s Finance Minister Sergii Marchenko during an interview in Kiev, Ukraine, on Feb. 3, 2021.
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A Ukrainian tourist poses for a picture near the Hagia Sophia Mosque in Istanbul.
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