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Reuters - Top News Afternoon Edition: Outlook bleak as Brits face cost of festive period

LATEST NEWS Outlook bleak as Brits face cost of festive period LONDON (Reuters) - Britons who chose to spend in the run-up to Christmas look set to cut back in the new year as the cost of the festive period hits home and fears over the euro-zone debt crisis compound weak consumer sentiment. | Full Article UK wants results of breast implant review this week 04 JAN 2012 09:51 GMT LONDON (Reuters) - Britain expects the results of a review of breast implant safety to come this week following a global health scare focused on products from a now defunct French company, Health Secretary Andrew Lansley said on Wednesday. | Full Article Romney squeaks out victory in Iowa 04 JAN 2012 11:41 GMT DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney squeaked out a victory in Iowa's first-in-the-nation nominating contest on Tuesday as little-known rival Rick Santorum rode lingering conservative unease to a surprise second-

Reuters - Top News Afternoon Edition: Bombardier wins £188 million British trains deal

"Nothing frightening" seen in Syria protest hotbed - monitor 28 DEC 2011 10:42 GMT BEIRUT (Reuters) - The head of an Arab League mission investigating if Syria is following a peace plan said he saw "nothing frightening" in the flashpoint city of Homs but many residents said they were already losing trust in the monitors. | Full Article Times names Bouazizi person of 2011 28 DEC 2011 10:54 GMT LONDON (Reuters) - The Times on Wednesday named as person of the year Mohamed Bouazizi, a Tunisian whose self immolation inspired uprisings that toppled dictators across the Arab world and shook the region's remaining autocracies. | Full Article Italy short-term debt costs halve at auction 28 DEC 2011 11:21 GMT MILAN (Reuters) - Italian short-term debt costs halved at auction on Wednesday as a new package of budget austerity and an injection of cheap long-term money from the European Central Bank won Rome some respite in thin

Reuters - Top News Afternoon Edition: Bank leaves door open to more QE, economy on brink

LATEST NEWS Bank leaves door open to more QE, economy on brink LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England signalled on Wednesday it may have to pump more cash into an economy teetering on the brink of a contraction, slashing its inflation and growth forecasts as fears over the euro zone crisis deepen. | Full Article Jobless rate hits 15-year high 16 NOV 2011 10:30 GMT LONDON, NOV 16 - Unemployment in Britain hit its highest in 15 years and the number of young people out of work soared to a record of more than 1 million, adding to pressure on the government to do more to support a faltering economy. | Full Article Bank's King may flag more QE as outlook darkens 16 NOV 2011 10:22 GMT LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England may flag the need for yet another cash injection to shore up the economy when it updates growth and inflation forecasts later on Wednesday, as the euro zone debt crisis threatens to tip Britain back into recession. |

Inflation hits 3-year high of 5.2 percent in September: Reuters - Top News Afternoon Edition

LATEST NEWS Inflation hits 3-year high of 5.2 percent in September LONDON (Reuters) - Inflation in Britain hit a three-year high in September driven by soaring gas and electricity bills, data showed on Tuesday, adding to a severe squeeze on Britons' living standards as wages fail to keep up with rising prices. | Full Article Israeli soldier Shalit freed in mass prisoner swap 18 OCT 2011 11:45 BST GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit returned home to a national outpouring of joy on Tuesday after five years in captivity as hundreds of Palestinian prisoners exchanged for him were greeted with kisses from Hamas leaders in the Gaza Strip. | Full Article Former Defence Secretary Fox broke ministerial code - report 18 OCT 2011 11:05 BST LONDON (Reuters) - Former Defence Secretary Liam Fox broke the ministerial code of conduct in his dealings with his friend Adam Werritty, an official government report is expected to say