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Robert Barr

Robert Barr

    BSkyB hikes dividend by 20%, to buy back shares
    BSkyB hikes dividend by 20%, to buy back shares
    Satellite broadcaster British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) confirmed widespread speculation by announcing a big return of cash to shareholders while...
    Andrew Lloyd Webber takes on Eurovision challenge
    Andrew Lloyd Webber takes on Eurovision challenge
    A man of many triumphs in British theatre is wading into an arena of repeated British failure.
    'We were on our way, we hoped, to freedom'
    'We were on our way, we hoped, to freedom'
    A funeral service was held in London for Bertram "Jimmy" James, one of the few British prisoners to avoid being executed for joining in the "great...
    Prince recalls Diana, 'best mother in the world'
    Prince recalls Diana, 'best mother in the world'
    Princess Diana's family solemnly marked the 10th anniversary of her death on Friday, with her younger son eulogising her as "the best mother in the...
    UK Treasury chief calls on Opec to raise oil supply
    UK Treasury chief calls on Opec to raise oil supply
    Britain's Treasury chief, Gordon Brown, on Tuesday will call on Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) countries to boost oil...
    'He lit a torch for civil rights'
    'He lit a torch for civil rights'
    Gerry Fitt, a leader of Catholic nationalists in Northern Ireland and a fierce critic of the Irish Republican Army (IRA), died on Friday, his...
    Europe crippled by prolonged heatwave
    Europe crippled by prolonged heatwave
    Europeans sweating through an abnormally hot August faced little immediate prospect of relief on Monday after a weekend of record-setting temperatures....