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UK factory orders 'slow in July'
Manufacturing orders for the UK slowed down more than expected in July, but still remain robust, a survey by CBI has suggested.

UK house sales 'highest since 2007'
UK property sales in June hit their joint highest monthly total since the financial crisis began, figures show, but sales among young adults are low.

UK Muslim charities shift focus to local aid
Growing poverty is strengthening a trend among UK Muslims to fund charitable work closer to home.

UK Tops 'Dirty 30' EU Power Plants League
The UK has been ranked joint first for Europe's most polluting coal-fired power stations by a coalition of environmental and health campaign groups. The "Europe's Dirty 30" study ranked nations according to carbon emissions in 2013. The UK topped the report alongside Germany with nine of the 30 dirtiest coal plants - many built in the 1960s and 1970s with low generation efficiency. The study ...

UK licensing arms exports to Russia
Licences to export arms worth millions of pounds to Russia remain in place despite fears Moscow is arming rebels in Ukraine, MPs have said.

UK to post 'strongest growth in G7'
The UK economy will grow faster in 2014 than any other G7 state, while low wage rises will keep interest rates at 0.5% until next year, says a report.

UK shoppers paying more for TVs and computers
UK shoppers are paying 
significantly more for technology products such as televisions and computers than people in the US, a consumer watchdog has found.

How would the UK fare without Scotland?
How might things change for the rest of the UK?

'Feeble' EU and UK 'hypocrisy' - the papers
Press examines claims of UK hypocrisy over Russia

Lidl publishes UK tax payment
German discount retailer Lidl, which has around 600 UK stores, publishes the amount of tax it pays in the UK for the first time.

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