EDF Demand Help from French Government in Nuclear Power Plant Project

French energy company Electricité de France SA asked for financial support from French government. The company is facing problem in a £18 billion ($25 billion) nuclear power plant project in Sommerset, England.

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United Spirits Chairman Resigned, Taking Diageo’s Offer of £53m to Walk Out

The King of Good Times, or Vijay Mallya, reached an agreement with spirits giant Diageo to leave the booze business. He is resigning his position as United Spirits Ltd chairman while Diageo takes full management ownership of the company.

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Cornwall Ranked Second In Digital Community Growth, Refered to as The California of The UK

The England’s county of Cornwall is being reported to have substantial growing tech community as it ranks second for growth in the UK. The region is still striving to achieve better growth with the improvement of funding and workers’ skills.

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England Junior doctors gathered for a 24-hour strike over better pay and working condition

Protests turned into a full-fledged 24-hour strike by the junior doctors of NHS when their negotiations with the government failed to yield results. The new policy failed to address payment issues and overall job security.

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McDonald's pulls off another trick: Table service in U.S. and U.K. outlets

McDonald's is reinventing its dining service in one of its restaurants in England and other areas of America. They're providing tablets and kiosk for taking orders, and the meal will be served to customers' table.

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African cocoa a golden ticket for Tanzania chocolate factory

Jaki Kweka is that rare breed of gourmet chocolatier. She makes fine chocolate in Africa using local African ingredients.

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No more Blue Banana, Europe's industrial heart moves east

Once depicted as a "Blue Banana" stretching from Manchester to Milan, Europe's industrial heartland has moved eastwards just as its political center of gravity has shifted to Germany.

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British police arrest man over Christmas Xbox, Playstation hacks

British police said on Friday they had arrested a man in northwest England following the 2014 cyber attacks on Sony PlayStation and Microsoft Xbox systems.

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Iran hackers targeted airlines, energy firms

Iranian hackers have infiltrated some of the world's top energy, transport and infrastructure companies over the past two years in a campaign that could allow them to eventually cause physical damage, according to U.S. cyber security firm Cylance.

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Sainsbury takes fight to discounters with Netto store opening

British supermarket operator J Sainsbury Plc's (SBRY.L) answer to discounters Aldi and Lidl was unveiled on Thursday, with the opening of its first Netto-branded store in northern England tasked to win over thrifty shoppers.

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Staffordshire pockets £4M grant to expand SMBs

The British government awarded £4 million in funding to Staffordshire to help small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) expand and to add more jobs in the region.

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Kitwave acquires UK frozen food firm Eden Farm

North Shields Tyne and Wear, UK-based independent wholesale firm Kitwave Wholesale Group acquired Durham-based frozen food and ice cream seller Eden Farm for an undisclosed amount.

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UAE's Ducab purchases UK cable firm AEI

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based cables manufacturer Ducab purchased Durham, UK-based cable maker AEI Cables for an undisclosed amount to expand its product offering and international market reach.

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Old Mutual snaps up UK financial adviser Intrinsic

London, UK-based wealth management firm Old Mutual Wealth snapped up Swindon, England-based financial adviser Intrinsic for an undisclosed amount to extend its market reach across the UK.

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England-based firm QualitySolicitors secures multi-million investment from Palamon Capital

Leicester, England-based legal franchise QualitySolicitors secured a multi-million-pound investment from its majority shareholder, Palamon Capital Partners, to drive its expansion plans in the UK for 2014.

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