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More than 1,600 bus drivers at London United secure 10% pay rise – union

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – A British workers union said it has secured a 10% pay rise for 1,600 bus drivers at transport company London United after four days of strikes last month led to further talks with the employer. “This was a hard fought victory. … Read more

Crowds fill London to ‘be a part of history’ at queen’s funeral

LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of people, many of whom had camped out overnight, lined the route of Queen Elizabeth’s funeral procession on Monday and gathered in London’s parks to bid farewell to the only British monarch most have ever known. Complete silence fell over Hyde Park as people who had been … Read more

Mourners brave 24-hour wait in chilly London to see the queen’s coffin

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Wait-time rockets, temperatures set to plunge Mourners stoic LONDON, Sept 16 (Reuters) – The entry to an already miles-long queue to see Queen Elizabeth lying in state in London resumed after a pause on Friday, with the government saying the current wait-time is over 24 hours, … Read more

London police say queen’s funeral poses biggest ever security test

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Police officers from almost all over Britain to be deployed Divers, dog handlers, officers on horses to be on duty Police have made 34 arrests in the run up to funeral LONDON, Sept 16 (Reuters) – London’s police force said the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth … Read more

PM Truss to accompany King Charles on tour of Britain to lead mourning

Britain’s King Charles III during his first audience with Prime Minister Liz Truss at Buckingham Palace, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, in London, Britain September 9, 2022. Yui Mok/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Sept 10 (Reuters) – Prime Minister Liz Truss will accompany … Read more

Prince Harry, Meghan join William and Kate on Windsor walkabout

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Sept 10 (Reuters) – Prince Harry and his wife Meghan joined William and wife Kate on a walkabout among crowds near Windsor Castle on Saturday following the death of their grandmother Queen Elizabeth, raising the prospect of a rapprochement between the brothers. The two sons … Read more

Workers at UK’s biggest container port Felixstowe due to begin 8-day strike

A view shows stacked shipping containers at the port of Felixstowe, Britain, October 13, 2021. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Hannah McKay Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, Aug 21 (Reuters) – More than 1,900 workers at Britain’s biggest container port are due on Sunday to start eight days of strike … Read more

Elon Musk says he was joking about buying Manchester United

Aug 17 (Reuters) – Elon Musk, the world’s richest person, said early on Wednesday that he was joking when he tweeted hours previously that he was going to buy currently struggling English football club Manchester United Plc (MANU.N). “No, this is a long-running joke on Twitter. I’m not buying any sports teams,” Musk posted when … Read more

Red and white England fans gather in London for Women’s Euro final

LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) – Thousands of England soccer fans dressed in red and white were descending on London’s Wembley stadium on Sunday for the final of the Women’s Euro 2022 tournament that has gripped the country this summer. Ahead of the sold-out final against Germany, fans including many young girls were dressed in the … Read more