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Is Britain's fast train project worth the investment?

by Stephen Beard May 6, 2019
Rocketing cost projections are scaring off some observers.
A "Stop HS2" sign posted on a tree.
Mimisse Beard

Space tech key to future of healthcare

by Victoria Craig Apr 9, 2019
One U.K. company is developing a portable 3D X-ray machine based on space technology.
This composite image of the Kleinmann-Low Nebula, part of the Orion Nebula complex, is composed of several pointings of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope in optical and near-infrared light. Infrared light allows to peer through the dust of the nebula and to see the stars therein. The revealed stars are shown with a bright red colour in the image.
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Brexit

May says she’ll step down if Brexit deal OK’d

by Associated Press Mar 27, 2019
The prime minister has been under mounting pressure to quit.
Prime Minister Theresa May leaves Downing Street on March 23, 2017 in London, England. 
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Brexit

Brexit stands to hurt the rest of the EU, too

by Stephen Beard Mar 14, 2019
With the limelight on Britain, it's easy to lose sight of wider ramifications.
BERLIN, GERMANY - MAY 26: European Union (L) and British Union Jack flags hang at a meeting for British citizens living in Germany to discuss the implications of Great Britain leaving the European Union, known popularly as Brexit, on May 26, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. On June 23, 2016, UK citizens will vote on a post-legislative referendum on the country's membership in the European Union. 
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As subscription-box craze hits full tilt, big brands cash in

by Victoria Craig Feb 28, 2019
Might an abundance of consumer choices saturate the subscription-box market?
It’s been a decade since subscription-box trailblazers like Birchbox revolutionized retail.
Jeff Schear/Getty Images for Birchbox

After 7-year ban, fracking for gas resumes in U.K.

by Stephen Beard Nov 8, 2018
Drilling company contends with protests as minor earthquakes trigger delays.
Anti-fracking protester Julie Daniels standing outside the fracking site in Little Plumpton, Lancashire.
Mimisse Beard

U.K. towns turn to criers to boost downtown fortunes

by Stephen Beard Oct 29, 2018
Salisbury looks to regain "people’s trust and confidence" after nerve agent attack damages its economy.
Salisbury's town crier, Jef Hutchby.
Courtesy: Salisbury Town Council

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U.K. towns turn to criers to boost downtown fortunes

by Stephen Beard Oct 29, 2018
Salisbury looks to regain "people’s trust and confidence" after nerve agent attack damages its economy.
Salisbury's town crier, Jef Hutchby.
Courtesy: Salisbury Town Council

British Army on defensive over recruitment campaign

by Stephen Beard Feb 1, 2018
British authorities tried a more inclusive campaign but critics say it was misguided.
Soldiers from 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment (The Vikings) march from the parade ground after they received their Afghanistan Operational Service Medals at Picton Barracks on Nov. 1, 2012 in Bulford, England.
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Brexit: U.K. businesses call for more clarity over deal

by Marketplace Staff Dec 8, 2017
Businesses eagerly wait for more details on the Brexit transition.
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