Britain's lower house to debate EU customs union membership

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's lower house of parliament will debate staying in a customs union with the European Union next week, stepping up pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May to change her Brexit blueprint.


Britain to ban sale of plastic straws in bid to fight waste

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain plans to ban the sale of plastic straws and other single use products and is pressing Commonwealth allies to also take action to tackle marine waste, the office of Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May said.


Sharapova to make grasscourt return in Birmingham

(Reuters) - Former world number one Maria Sharapova will compete at the Birmingham Classic grasscourt event in the lead-up to Wimbledon, Britain's Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) announced on Wednesday.


Britain's Costa promises to recycle half a billion coffee cups by 2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Costa Coffee pledged on Wednesday to recycling half a billion coffee cups a year by 2020 and said it seeks to become the first chain to guarantee it recycles the same number of cups as it puts onto the market.


Britain's Corbyn under fire over anti-Semitism in parliament

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's governing Conservative Party took aim at Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Tuesday, blaming him for fuelling anti-Semitism in his opposition party by failing to tackle a culture that has led to threats against some of his lawmake


Britain to review its climate targets - government minister

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will review its climate targets to see whether they need to be strengthened to fit with the aims of an international climate accord, Britain's energy minister said on Tuesday.


Britain's Evans to return in Glasgow after doping ban

(Reuters) - Briton Dan Evans is set to return from a one-year doping ban as a wildcard entrant at this month's ATP Challenger Tour event in Glasgow, the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) said on Monday.


Activist Elliott now largest shareholder in Whitbread

(Reuters) - A unit of U.S. activist hedge fund Elliott Management said it now held the largest stake in Whitbread Plc , making it the second activist in recent months to draw attention to Britain's biggest hotel and coffee-shop operator.


After Syria strikes, Britain's May to face critical parliament

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will face criticism on Monday for bypassing parliament to join weekend air strikes against Syria, with some lawmakers calling for a potentially damaging vote on her future strategy.


Mary, Alice and Victoria are bookies' favorites for UK royal baby name

LONDON (Reuters) - Mary, Alice and Victoria are the favorites for the name of Britain's Prince William and wife Kate's next baby according to bookmaker William Hill, as the birth of Britain's fifth in line to the throne nears.

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Disney must offer to buy all of Sky, Britain's takeover regulator rules

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's takeover regulator said Walt Disney must offer to buy all of Sky if it acquires Twenty-First Century Fox's 39 percent stake and if Rupert Murdoch's Fox is prevented from purchasing all of the European pay-TV company itself.

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