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UK Ranked as 8th Most Competitive Country in World


George Osborne may have been booed by the crowd at the Paralympics on Monday night, but Britain's economic performance has received a rare accolade from the Switzerland-based World Economic Forum, which says the UK is now the eighth most competitive country in the world.

The London Paralympics

Alison Lapper Pregnant Opening Ceremony

Everyone seems to be talking about them; all the papers are full of the stories of these Olympians we've never heard of before. Is this just because it's going on in London? What’s happening?