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  • Britain, Italy count prostitution, drugs in GDP estimates

    Britain, Italy count prostitution, drugs in GDP estimates
    Sex, drugs and ... GDP?  Britain's national statistical agency Thursday announced it would begin measuring the economic impact of prostitution and drug trade and include them in future official gross domestic product estimates.  By the Office of...
  • 'Pudsey the Dog: The Movie' Travels the World

    EDINBURGH, Scotland -- "Pudsey the Dog: The Movie," which stars the canine winner of "Britain's Got Talent," is continuing to sell well internationally, with sales company Content racking up multiple distribution deals. The film is co-produced by Simon...
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  • Incoming BoE official warns against waiting too long to hike rates

    LONDON (Reuters) - Interest rates may have to rise more abruptly further down the line if policymakers wait too long for more information about risks building in Britain's economy, incoming Bank of England policymaker Kristin Forbes said on Wednesday....
  • BoE says surprised that markets saw low chance of 2014 rate hike

    By David Milliken and Andy Bruce LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England said on Wednesday that it had been surprised that markets had not spotted the risk interest rates would rise later this year, and one incoming policymaker warned against delaying a...
  • Ex-Innospec directors found guilty over bribes to sell toxic fuel additives

    By Kirstin Ridley LONDON (Reuters) - A former chief executive and regional sales director of U.S.-listed chemicals group Innospec were convicted in London on Wednesday of bribing Indonesian officials to boost sales of toxic fuel additives banned in...
  • CFCArts presents 'Calling London: Two Sides of the Best of British Music'

     CFCArts presents 'Calling London: Two Sides of the Best of British Music'
    Central Florida Community Arts presents "Calling London: Two Sides of the Best of British Music" this Friday, June 20. The concert features the CFCArts Symphony Orchestra. More than 100 orchestra and rock musicians will come together to present a...
  • Beyond the pajamas, defying description

     Beyond the pajamas, defying description
    If the Compass Players invented improv in the mid-1950s, then I'd argue Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson invented alternative comedy. Mayall (who died this week) and Edmondson performed live as part of a British comedy duo called The Dangerous Brothers....
  • J.K. Rowling donates big to keep Scotland in the U.K.

    Three months before Scottish voters decide whether their country will split off from Britain, “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling has thrown her weight behind a campaign to preserve Scotland’s union with England and Wales. Rowling...
  • Writers' Rooms Vs. Solo Scribes: Where Does TV Creativity Flourish Best?

    The writers' room has become a staple of American television production. But look to our British friends across the pond, and they've got other ideas. Imagine: one writer, penning all the episodes of a show. No writers' room. No shared concept. Just...
  • Factbox: Famous Scots divided over independence

    In the battle over Scottish independence, a rising number of famous Scots have gone public with their views on whether Scotland should leave the United Kingdom to go it alone. Following is a list of some of the most famous Scots or Scottish residents...
  • J. K. Rowling donates over $1M against Scottish independence

    J. K. Rowling donates over $1M against Scottish independence
    J. K. Rowling, Britain's best-selling author and creator of teenage wizard Harry Potter, has donated 1 million pounds ($1.68 million) to the campaign against Scottish independence, saying on Wednesday she believed Scotland was better off staying in the...