United Kingdom http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23628/all en UK policewoman tried to sell information to tabloid, court told http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/uk-policewoman-tried-sell-information-tabloid-court-told <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By Estelle Shirbon</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 7 (Reuters) - A senior British counter-terrorism<br /> police officer went on trial on Monday accused of offering to<br /> sell the News of the World newspaper inside information about a<br /> police investigation into alleged phone-hacking by some of its<br /> reporters.</p> <p>The case of April Casburn is the first to come to criminal<br /> trial as a result of police investigations into wrongdoing at<br /> the Sunday tabloid, which was shut down by its owner Rupert<br /> Murdoch in July 2011.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/uk-policewoman-tried-sell-information-tabloid-court-told" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Acquisition Andy Coulson News Corporation News International phone hacking scandal News of the World News of the World phone hacking scandal investigations Person Career Political scandals in the United Kingdom Quotation Telephone tapping Trial United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 19:54:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731388 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-How UK retailers fared over Christmas http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/factbox-how-uk-retailers-fared-over-christmas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - With British shoppers fretting<br /> over job security and a squeeze on incomes, retailers found the<br /> going tough in 2012. Following is a summary of how they fared in<br /> the Christmas trading period.</p> <p/> <p>RETAILER/RIC/PERFORMANCE SECTOR</p> <p/> <p>Debenhams Department store</p> <p>Like-for-like sales up 5.0 pct in</p> <p>5 weeks to Jan. 5.</p> <p/> <p>Domino's Pizza Group Food</p> </p/></p/></p/><p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/factbox-how-uk-retailers-fared-over-christmas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> CDATA Dunelm Mill Economy of the United Kingdom John Lewis Partnership United Kingdom Value added tax Waitrose Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:09:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731343 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Sainsbury led top UK grocers in Christmas sales growth http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-sainsbury-led-top-uk-grocers-christmas-sales-growth <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* UK grocery market grew 3.2 pct in 12 weeks to Dec. 23<br /> * Sainsbury market share up 0.1 pct pt, Tesco down 0.1<br /> * Strongest growth at discount and premium end - Kantar<br /> * UK retail sales up 0.3 pct in December - BRC<br /> * 2013 to be difficult for retailers - BRC</p> <p> By James Davey<br /> LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - J Sainsbury, Britain's<br /> No.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-sainsbury-led-top-uk-grocers-christmas-sales-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aldi Asda Business Economy of the United Kingdom Employment Relation Food industry Grocery store Lidl Morrisons Person Career Quotation Sainsbury's Social Issues Technology Tesco United Kingdom Waitrose Walmart Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:15:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731597 at http://www.globalpost.com Sainsbury has record Christmas though growth slows http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/sainsbury-has-record-christmas-though-growth-slows <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - J Sainsbury, Britain's No. 3 supermarket, met forecasts for underlying sales in the Christmas quarter, though growth did slow from its first half in a highly promotional festive market.</p> <p>The group, which trails market leader Tesco and No. 2 player Wal-Mart's Asda by annual revenue, said on Wednesday sales at stores open over a year rose 0.9 percent, excluding fuel, in the 14 weeks to Jan. 5, its fiscal third-quarter.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/sainsbury-has-record-christmas-though-growth-slows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economy of the United Kingdom Entertainment Human Interest J Sainsbury Sainsbury Sainsbury's United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 07:30:43 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731988 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Sainsbury sales growth slows despite record Christmas http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-2-sainsbury-sales-growth-slows-despite-record-christmas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Q3 like-for-like sales, ex fuel, up 0.9 pct, as expected</p> <p>* Outcome driven by growth of online, convenience sales</p> <p>* Says positioned to perform well in Q4</p> <p>* Says won't be hurt by any Tesco revival</p> <p>* Sainsbury shares down 3 pct</p> <p>By James Davey</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-2-sainsbury-sales-growth-slows-despite-record-christmas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economy of the United Kingdom Entertainment J Sainsbury Sainsbury Sainsbury's United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 08:00:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731994 at http://www.globalpost.com UK retailer Jessops enters administration http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/uk-retailer-jessops-enters-administration <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Camera specialist Jessops called in administrators PwC on Wednesday, becoming Britain's first high street casualty following a tough Christmas for retailers.</p> <p>The group, which operates from 192 stores and has around 2,000 employees, has seen demand for its digital products come under pressure from the rising use of camera phones and online rivals.</p> <p>Many British retailers have struggled recently as inflation, muted wages growth and government austerity measures squeeze household budgets.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/uk-retailer-jessops-enters-administration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economy of the United Kingdom Entertainment Jessops Jessops Labor Law United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 16:45:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732208 at http://www.globalpost.com Former UK banks chief mulled resigning over PPI fight http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/former-uk-banks-chief-mulled-resigning-over-ppi-fight <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Huw Jones</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - The public face of Britain's banks during the financial crisis considered resigning several times over her members' fight against compensating customers mis-sold loan insurance.</p> <p>The British Bankers' Association (BBA) mounted the challenge in 2011 against principles from the Financial Services Authority (FSA) on how lenders should contact customers about the mis-selling of payment protection insurance (PPI).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/former-uk-banks-chief-mulled-resigning-over-ppi-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economy of the United Kingdom Financial services United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 18:30:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732266 at http://www.globalpost.com Northern Ireland enjoys rare night of calm as riots abate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/northern-ireland-enjoys-rare-night-calm-riots-abate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Stephen Mangan</p> <p>BELFAST, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Northern Ireland enjoyed its first night of calm in almost a week on Wednesday when protests at the removal of the British flag from Belfast City Hall passed off peacefully.</p> <p>Mostly pro-Irish Republican councillors voted last month to end a century-old tradition of flying the flag every day, unleashing the most sustained unrest since a 1998 peace deal that ended three decades of bloodshed between Republicans and Unionists determined to stay in the United Kingdom.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/northern-ireland-enjoys-rare-night-calm-riots-abate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Geography of Europe Politics United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 23:15:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732406 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain reins in defence equipment costs and project delays http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/britain-reins-defence-equipment-costs-and-project-delays <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Britain's Defence Ministry has begun to improve the way it handles major procurement areas, but must still do more to keep costs and delays under control, parliament's spending watchdog said on Thursday.</p> <p>Lawmakers and state agencies have frequently criticised the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in recent years for letting costs and timelines on multi-million dollar programmes run out of control.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/britain-reins-defence-equipment-costs-and-project-delays" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aviation Business Transport United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:30:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732432 at http://www.globalpost.com UK shares edge up with focus on mixed retailers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/uk-shares-edge-focus-mixed-retailers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* FTSE 100 index up 0.1 percent * Tesco among top gainers after good sales growth * M&amp;S, Sainsbury fall after tough Christmas * Gains on China data capped by resistance By Alistair Smout LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - UK shares edged up on Thursday as strength in Tesco, which beat sales expectations over the Christmas period, outweighed weakness in its competitors. At 0807 GMT, the FTSE 100 was up 6.79 points, or 0.1 percent, at 6,105.44, struggling to sustain a break through strong resistance a day after hitting its highest level since May 2008.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/uk-shares-edge-focus-mixed-retailers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economy of the United Kingdom Tesco United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 09:45:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732530 at http://www.globalpost.com Northern Ireland struggles to put bloody past behind it http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/northern-ireland-struggles-put-bloody-past-behind-it <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Disillusioned youths as young as 11 mainly behind riots</p> <p>* Limited numbers mean few risks to 15-year-old peace</p> <p>* Politicians powerless to stop damage to N.Irish reputation</p> <p>* Protestants demographically and economically under pressure</p> <p>By Stephen Mangan</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/northern-ireland-struggles-put-bloody-past-behind-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Geography of Europe Politics United Kingdom War Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 10:30:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732539 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-JD Sports sees Blacks break-even taking longer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-2-jd-sports-sees-blacks-break-even-taking-longer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Sees Blacks posting 4-5 mln pound H2 loss</p> <p>* Sees break-even for Blacks later than previously forecast</p> <p>* Core sports division sales up 3.2 pct over Christmas</p> <p>* Shares rise 0.7 pct</p> <p>By Helen Massy-Beresford</p> <p>Jan 10 (Reuters) - JD Sports Fashion said one-off losses at Blacks would push full-year group profit to the low end of expectations and the outdoor clothing retailer would break even later than previously expected.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-2-jd-sports-sees-blacks-break-even-taking-longer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Blacks Leisure Group JD Sports Social Issues United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 11:45:17 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732561 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 1 -UK retailers fight for scraps over tough Christmas http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/wrapup-1-uk-retailers-fight-scraps-over-tough-christmas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Kate Holton and James Davey</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Department stores chain John Lewis and deep discounter Aldi emerged as winners on Thursday after British retailers fought it out for every pound in a tough Christmas.</p> <p>Elsewhere Tesco showed signs of life, John Lewis and Next proved as reliable as ever, but Marks &amp; Spencer was left looking embarrassed when its poor results were leaked a day early.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/wrapup-1-uk-retailers-fight-scraps-over-tough-christmas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economy of the United Kingdom Human Interest Sports Technology Tesco United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 15:00:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732641 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Tesco says back on form with Christmas sales rise http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-3-tesco-says-back-form-christmas-sales-rise <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Names Chris Bush UK managing director</p> <p>* UK sales ex fuel and VAT up 1.8 pct in 6 wks to Jan 5</p> <p>* CEO says UK "back on form"</p> <p>* Sainsbury says Tesco "a bit disingenuous"</p> <p>* Shares up more than 2 pct, hit highest in a year (Adds detail, CEO, analyst, shareholder, Sainsbury comment, updates shares)</p> <p>By James Davey</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-3-tesco-says-back-form-christmas-sales-rise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economy of the United Kingdom Entertainment Human Interest Tesco Tesco Plc United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 08:30:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732507 at http://www.globalpost.com TIMELINE-RBS set to pay heavy fines over Libor rigging http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/timeline-rbs-set-pay-heavy-fines-over-libor-rigging <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 11 (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland is set to pay large fines for its role in rigging the Libor interest rate. Here is a look at RBS's troubles since 2007:</p> <p>April 3, 2007 - RBS leads a consortium along with Fortis and Spain's Santander to buy Dutch bank ABN AMRO. In October, the consortium wins a bidding war against Barclays for ABN AMRO with a 70-billion-euro offer, making it the biggest banking takeover in history. The takeover comes just before markets slump as the subprime credit crisis takes hold.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/timeline-rbs-set-pay-heavy-fines-over-libor-rigging" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economy of the United Kingdom Human Interest Royal Bank of Scotland Royal Bank of Scotland Group United Kingdom Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 13:15:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733130 at http://www.globalpost.com