LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's unemployment rate fell more than expected and pay growth caught up with inflation for the first time in nearly four years.
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Former JJB Sports executive chairman Sir David Jones may have been forced to borrow �3 million from former peers including Sports Direct founder and Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley, because of huge gambling debts, a court heard yesterday.
(Adds Persimmon CEO comments, updates shares). By Paul Sandle. LONDON, April 16 (Reuters) - British housebuilder Persimmon said demand for new houses continued to strengthen, helped by government intervention to help first-time buyers.
Starbucks is to move its European head office from Amsterdam to London by the end of the year, following a row over corporate tax avoidance.