Aviva new business rises, UK life shows surprise bounce

Reuters UK Business News - 11 hours 14 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Insurer Aviva's new business rose at a healthy pace in the first nine months of 2014, helped by strong growth in Europe and Asia and also by a surprise improvement in the company's UK life business in the third quarter.

Thomson Reuters posts revenue rise on legal and tax and accounting

Reuters UK Business News - 11 hours 24 min ago
(Reuters) - Thomson Reuters Corp on Thursday reported a 1 percent rise in revenue because of growth in its Legal and Tax & Accounting businesses.

Britain's 'bad bank' warns of interest rate dangers ahead

Reuters UK Business News - 11 hours 35 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's 'bad bank' has already begun contacting around 20,000 customers whom it thinks might have problems repaying their mortgages when interest rates start to rise, its chief executive said on Thursday.

BT targets big spenders as broadband battle intensifies

Reuters UK Business News - 11 hours 39 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's BT said it would not be drawn into a price war with rivals such as BSkyB , as it offset slower broadband growth in its second quarter with customers paying more for superfast internet connections and sports TV.

National Australia Bank plans UK exit after slide in annual profit

Reuters UK Business News - 11 hours 54 min ago
SYDNEY (Reuters) - National Australia Bank said it has made exiting its UK operations an "absolute priority" after writedowns for the troubled business led to a 10 percent decline in annual cash profit.

Euro zone sentiment unexpectedly improves in October

Reuters UK Business News - 12 hours 48 min ago
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone economic sentiment unexpectedly rose in October, picking up from a near one-year low in September, in an indication that the bloc's struggling economy may be slowly improving.

Volkswagen profit jumps on record Audi, Porsche sales

Reuters UK Business News - 13 hours 28 min ago
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Volkswagen posted higher-than-expected operating profit in the third quarter, boosted by European and Chinese buyers of its luxury Audi and Porsche models.

Bayer third-quarter adjusted profit gains slightly on strong crop chemicals

Reuters UK Business News - 13 hours 41 min ago
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's largest drugmaker Bayer said underlying core earnings advanced by 1.4 percent, slightly surpassing expectations, on strong sales of pesticides and stroke prevention pill Xarelto.

Momentum in Britain's housing market eases further in October - Nationwide

Reuters UK Business News - 14 hours 5 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - British house price growth eased for a second month in a row on an annual basis in October, adding to evidence that a previously rapid upturn in Britain's housing market is losing steam, a survey showed on Thursday.

Soham windmills remain ‘at risk’ according to new report from English Heritage

Ely Standard - 14 hours 28 min ago

A pair of iconic windmills in Soham remain at risk of irreversible decline unless major restoration work is carried out to rescue them.

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“I thought they had killed her” Dog owner speaks out after collie is savaged by Staffordshire bull terrier

Ely Standard - 14 hours 29 min ago

The owner of a border collie could only look on in horror after his dog was set upon and savaged by a Staffordshire bull terrier just yards from his home.

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Family’s tribute to “a wonderful and loving son”

Ely Standard - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 16:11

“A beautiful, clever boy” that’s how a grieving Manea family described their son and brother, Aaron Mayes, who died on Saturday.

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Fiat Chrysler to list Ferrari stake, issue $2.5 billion in bonds

Reuters UK Business News - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 15:08
MILAN (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) plans to list a 10 percent stake in luxury brand Ferrari and issue $2.5 billion (1.55 billion pounds) in convertible bonds to help fund the parent company's turnaround plan.

First Bank of England hike still seen in first quarter but economists less sure: Reuters poll

Reuters UK Business News - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 14:59
LONDON (Reuters) - A rise in British interest rates in the first quarter of 2015 is now much less certain, according to a Reuters poll in which almost half the economists questioned thought the hike would come later in the year. A wafer-thin majority, 28 of 54 economists, stuck to their calls for the initial hike to come in the first quarter. In an Oct. 1 poll 54 of 60 economists had expected the Bank of England to act before April.

SFO launches criminal probe into Tesco accounting

Reuters UK Business News - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 14:46
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has launched a formal criminal investigation into accounting errors at Tesco , adding to the intense scrutiny of the country's biggest grocer.

Bus stops to celebrate fifth birthday

Newmarket Journal - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 14:43

Newmarket’s SOS bus celebrated five years of providing support and medical assistance for the town’s later night revellers with a special cake on Saturday.

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France and Italy see no further budget problems with EU

Reuters UK Business News - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 14:23
BERLIN (Reuters) - France's finance minister and Italy's economy minister both said on Wednesday their governments had resolved their respective budget disputes with the European Commission and expected no further problems.

Teenage duo charged with burglary

Ely Standard - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 14:19

Police arrested three men in Ely on Monday in connection with a series of burglaries.

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Cathedral is setting for War Requiem

Newmarket Journal - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 14:18

Ely Cathedral will be the setting for a performance of Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem, complete with a full orchestra and two choirs.

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“Defective” state of Queen Adelaide Way could have contributed to death of Soham mother in car crash

Ely Standard - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 14:17

A defective road surface may have contributed to the death of a mother of two in a road traffic collision, an inquest has found.

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