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Yuvraj praises 'finisher' Morgan

Saturday, December 22nd 2012, 19:03

India's Yuvraj Singh describes stand-in England captain Eoin Morgan as "a great finisher" after the T20 series is drawn.
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Morgan helps England level series

Saturday, December 22nd 2012, 17:56
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

Eoin Morgan hits a six off the final ball as England beat India by six wickets in Mumbai to draw the Twenty20 series.
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Kylie and Jason perform together

Saturday, December 22nd 2012, 10:45
related places: London

Kylie Minogue reunites with Jason Donovan on stage for the first time in 23 years at a concert in London.
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Massaro loses to David in final

Saturday, December 22nd 2012, 9:30

England's Laura Massaro is beaten 11-6 11-8 11-6 by world number one Nicol David in the World Open final in Grand Cayman.
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Argentine fury at Antarctic renaming

Saturday, December 22nd 2012, 2:09
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica, Argentina Argentina

The British ambassador to Argentina is summoned by officials in Buenos Aires to explain why part of Antarctica has been renamed in honour of the Queen.
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Drone intelligence case blocked

Friday, December 21st 2012, 14:09
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

The High Court rejects an attempt by a Pakistani man to force the UK government to reveal if it is providing intelligence for US drone strikes.
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UK rock festival pulled for 2013

Friday, December 21st 2012, 12:31

Organisers say a plan to bring Sonisphere back to the UK in 2013 has failed.
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BAE Systems wins Oman contract

Friday, December 21st 2012, 12:08
related countries: Oman Oman

UK aerospace company BAE Systems wins a £2.5bn contract with the Sultanate of Oman to supply Typhoon and Hawk jet aircraft.
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UK economy grew less than thought

Friday, December 21st 2012, 10:37

The UK economy grew by 0.9% in the third quarter of the year, says the Office for National Statistics, less than the 1% previously estimated.
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Ferrari prefer Vettel to Hamilton

Friday, December 21st 2012, 9:29
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

Ferrari say they would choose Sebastian Vettel over Britain's Lewis Hamilton as their next lead driver.
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Afghan campaign a success - PM

Friday, December 21st 2012, 7:35
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

British troops in Afghanistan have paid a "high price" but their efforts have been a success, PM David Cameron has said on a pre-Christmas visit to UK bases.
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Libya to release Lockerbie files

Friday, December 21st 2012, 6:33
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Lockerbie, Tripoli

The new Libyan government in Tripoli is prepared to open all files relating to the Lockerbie bombing, the country's ambassador to the UK confirms.
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Dhoni praises match-winner Yuvraj

Friday, December 21st 2012, 6:32

India captain Mahendra Dhoni praises Yuvraj Singh after the hosts beat England in the first Twenty20 international.
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India win first Twenty20 in Pune

Friday, December 21st 2012, 6:32
related countries: India India

Yuvraj Singh stars with bat and ball as India win the first Twenty20 international against England in Pune by five wickets.
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Queen's Christmas message in 3D

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 18:45

The Queen has recorded her Christmas Day broadcast to the UK and Commonwealth in 3D for the first time, Buckingham Palace has said.
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Second man held over 'plebgate'

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 18:20

A second man has been arrested in connection with the Andrew Mitchell "plebgate" investigation, Scotland Yard announces.
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Village evacuated in flood fear

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 15:37

Residents are due to be evacuated from a Hampshire village after cracks appear in a river flood wall as heavy rain sweeps across much of England.
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Man Utd drawn against Real Madrid

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 12:51

Manchester United draw Real Madrid in the Champions League, while Celtic get Juventus and Arsenal play Bayern Munich.
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Johnson named Scotland head coach

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 10:20

Scotland attack coach Scott Johnson is confirmed as the national team's interim head coach.
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The unlikely kabaddi stars - England

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 0:39

The unlikely stars of women's kabaddi - England
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VIDEO: Meet England's unlikely stars of kabaddi

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 0:38
related countries: India India

BBC News meets members of the England women's kabaddi team, who took the recent World Cup in India by storm.
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Sculpture sale sparks council row

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 21:31
related places: London

The planned sale of a Henry Moore sculpture prompts a dispute between two London councils over which of them owns it.
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Thirty officers on 'pleb' inquiry

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 17:56

Thirty police are working on the investigation into claims that an officer gave false evidence over the "plebgate" affair, Scotland Yard says.
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Conductor backs Putin over protest

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 14:15

London Symphony Orchestra conductor Valery Gergiev claims the church protest by punk band Pussy Riot against president Vladimir Putin was aimed at a career boost.
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3,800 UK troops to leave Afghanistan

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 13:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Prime Minister David Cameron tells MPs that nearly 4,000 British troops will be withdrawn from Afghanistan next year.
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Balotelli drops case against City

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 12:25
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: London

Mario Balotelli drops his tribunal case against Manchester City after accepting a two-week fine over his discipline.
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UK to host 2017 Paralympic Worlds

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 10:51
related places: London

London is named the host city for the 2017 Paralympic Athletics World Championships, the Mayor of London announces.
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Storm Sandy costs Lloyd's $2.5bn

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 10:33
related places: London

Insurance market Lloyd's of London says it expects to face claims of between $2bn and $2.5bn for the damage caused by Storm Sandy.
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Pietersen to get new England deal

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 9:27

Batsman Kevin Pietersen will be offered a new England contract, says head coach Andy Flower.
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British Handball fury at cash cut

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 23:47

British handball player Chris McDermott says he feels "misled and cheated" after the sport's Olympic cash was removed.
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Art works worth £29m saved for UK

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 17:59

Four artworks worth £29m, including an Edouard Manet portrait, are saved for the UK in the past year, according to a new report.
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Part of Antarctica named after Queen

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 16:42
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica

Part of the British Antarctic Territory is named in honour of the Queen, who also receives 60 place mats at her historic visit to a cabinet meeting.
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GB boxers in Olympic funding rise

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 15:46

Britain's boxers are among the biggest winners in UK Sport's Olympic 2016 funding programme, but swimming has had a £4m cut.
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Care system 'fails young offenders'

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 11:28

Children in care in England and Wales who have been in trouble with the law are being failed by youth offending teams, says a damning inspection report.
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England eclipse Ashes - Vaughan

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 11:24
related countries: Australia Australia, India India

Michael Vaughan says England's Test series win in India is bigger than the 2010-2011 Ashes series victory in Australia.
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UK inflation unchanged at 2.7%

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 11:17

The UK inflation rate was unchanged at 2.7% in November, figures show, as rises in food and energy costs were offset by cheaper petrol.
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England rest Anderson and Trott

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 7:49
related countries: India India

James Anderson and Jonathan Trott are replaced by Chris Woakes and Jos Buttler in England's one-day squad to face India.
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Comet stores open for final day

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 7:45

Comet stores are to close their doors for the last time on Tuesday, bringing the failed UK electrical retailer's 79-year history to an end.
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Children arrested in flag trouble

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 7:17

Several police officers have been injured and 15 people, including several children, have been arrested during loyalist protests in Northern Ireland.
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UK world view 'boosted by Olympics'

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 0:45

The Olympics, Paralympics and Diamond Jubilee have improved how the UK is viewed by other countries, a survey finds, but business groups say more needs to be done to promote Britain abroad.
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Comet collapse to cost UK £49m

Monday, December 17th 2012, 20:35

The collapse of failed electrical chain Comet will cost the government £49.4m in redundancy payments and owed tax revenues, administrators Deloitte reveal.
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Royal hoax nurse funeral takes place

Monday, December 17th 2012, 16:59
related countries: India India
related places: London

The funeral of a nurse who apparently killed herself following a royal hoax call in London takes place in her Indian hometown.
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India win equal to Ashes - Cook

Monday, December 17th 2012, 16:00
related countries: India India

England captain Alastair Cook says a first series win in India in 27 years is on a par with the Ashes triumph of 2010-11.
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VIDEO: Fish industry faces power struggle

Monday, December 17th 2012, 15:32

Fishing leaders say a European power struggle is threatening the future of the industry in Scotland.
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£12 bill rise for energy upgrade

Monday, December 17th 2012, 11:49

The energy regulator will permit firms running the UK's energy grids to add an average £12 to annual bills over the next eight years.
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Census shows 'highest' population

Monday, December 17th 2012, 10:54

The first set of results from the 2011 Census in Scotland have shown that the population of the country was at its highest level ever.
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England seal historic series win

Monday, December 17th 2012, 10:23
related countries: India India

Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell both make centuries as England win a series in India for the first time since 1984-85.
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Cyclist Wiggins wins BBC trophy

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 23:57

Olympic gold medallist and Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins is voted the 2012 BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
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'British boy' among Newtown dead

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 21:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Newtown

A six-year-old boy who is believed to be British is among the 26 victims of the massacre at a school in Connecticut, US.
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GB Games stars claim team award

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 21:52

Britain's Olympic and Paralympic squads are named the team of the year at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year show.
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NHS weekend provision considered

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 20:48

A group is to be set up to look at the barriers that prevent the NHS in England from providing some routine services seven days a week.
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Wartime pigeon message 'cracked'

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 17:36
related countries: Canada Canada

A World War II coded message strapped to the remains of a pigeon has foiled Britain's top code breakers. But has a Canadian enthusiast done what the experts could not and found the key?
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First hour is crucial - Anderson

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 15:58
related countries: India India

James Anderson says the first hour of the final day will decide whether England will clinch a rare series win in India.
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Adele named top artist of 2012

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 12:09

British singer Adele is named Billboard's top artist of 2012, while 21 is named top album.
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England edge closer to series win

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 11:56
related countries: India India

Jonathan Trott hits 66 not out, but England face a nervy final day as they seek a first series victory in India for 27 years.
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Boris: Don't sneer at Starbucks

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 11:54

London Mayor Boris Johnson has urged people not to "sneer" at the coffee chain Starbucks over its decision to pay £20m in corporation tax.
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Clean-up after gales batter coast

Sunday, December 16th 2012, 10:09

Clean-up operations have been taking place in communities along the east coast of Scotland after severe gales hit on Friday night.
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Coe to receive BBC lifetime award

Saturday, December 15th 2012, 23:59

London 2012 chief Lord Coe will be awarded the lifetime achievement award at the BBC Sports Personality show.
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Gales and high tides cause damage

Saturday, December 15th 2012, 17:09

Gales and unusually high tides cause damage across areas of eastern and northern Scotland.
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Celtic 2-0 St Mirren

Saturday, December 15th 2012, 16:55

Celtic move four points clear at the top of the Scottish Premier League with victory against St Mirren.
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Winter bug prompts hospital ban

Saturday, December 15th 2012, 15:03

Hospitals around the UK have been closing wards to visitors in the hope of preventing the spread of the winter vomiting bug, norovirus.
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Problem family targeting 'works'

Saturday, December 15th 2012, 11:54

A government scheme aimed at turning around the lives of the most troubled families in England is said to have produced "life-changing" results.
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Kenneth Kendall dies at 88

Friday, December 14th 2012, 17:51

Kenneth Kendall, former BBC newsreader and presenter of the popular UK game show Treasure Hunt, dies aged 88.
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No UK charges for Gary McKinnon

Friday, December 14th 2012, 17:12
related countries: United States United States

Computer hacker Gary McKinnon, whose extradition to the US was blocked, will not face charges in the UK, bringing to an end a 10-year legal battle
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Stage set for Sports Personality

Friday, December 14th 2012, 16:16

One of Britain's top sports stars is set to find out whether they have been voted 2012 Sports Personality of the Year.
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Hacking victims 'settle claims'

Friday, December 14th 2012, 12:57
related places: London, Twenty

Twenty-two victims of the News of The World (NoW) phone-hacking scandal - including DJ Jamie Theakston - accept damages to settle their cases
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US will not sign UN 'net treaty'

Friday, December 14th 2012, 12:50
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

The US, UK and Canada refuse to ratify a UN communications treaty after a dispute about references to the internet in the agreement.
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Anderson puts England in control

Friday, December 14th 2012, 11:39
related countries: India India
related places: Nagpur

England take charge of the final Test against India as James Anderson picks up three key wickets in Nagpur.
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Construction output decline slows

Friday, December 14th 2012, 10:52

Output in the UK construction industry fell 5.1% in October, which was the smallest decline since February, official figures show.
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Yorkshire to host start of Tour

Friday, December 14th 2012, 10:07
related countries: France France
related places: London

Leeds in Yorkshire will host the opening of the 2014 Tour de France, before the race heads to London for a stage finish.
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Miliband urges 'integration' plan

Friday, December 14th 2012, 9:51

"Too little" has been done to integrate people who have settled in British society, Labour's leader is due to say in a speech later.
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BBC to show Women's Euro matches

Friday, December 14th 2012, 9:04
related countries: Sweden Sweden

The BBC will broadcast all of England's games in next July's Uefa European Women's Championship in Sweden.
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UK universities in online launch

Friday, December 14th 2012, 2:46

A partnership of UK universities is launching an online project offering access to higher education courses via computers, mobiles or tablets.
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England and Serbia players banned

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 23:43
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

England's Thomas Ince and Steven Caulker, and four Serbian players are banned over incidents in an under-21 game.
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S&P puts UK on 'negative outlook'

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 17:58

Standard & Poor's becomes the last of the three main rating agencies to put the UK's top AAA rating on "negative outlook".
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Litvinenko 'was working for MI6'

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 17:22
related countries: Russia Russia

Former spy Alexander Litvinenko was working for the British secret service when he was murdered in November 2006, a legal review hears.
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Royal succession law published

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 16:19

New legislation ending discrimination against female heirs to the British throne is published by the Cabinet Office.
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Man jailed for defacing Rothko

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 16:00
related places: London

A man is jailed for two years for defacing a Mark Rothko painting at London's Tate Modern gallery.
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UK pays £2m over Libya rendition

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 15:22
related countries: Libya Libya

The UK government agrees to pay more than £2m to a Libyan dissident and his family who say MI6 was involved in their illegal rendition.
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Root and Prior offer England hope

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 11:52
related countries: India India

Debutant Joe Root and Matt Prior help England recover with patient innings on the first day of the fourth Test against India.
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Kate hoax nurse was found hanged

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 10:55
related places: Cambridge, London

A nurse fooled by a hoax call to the London hospital treating the Duchess of Cambridge was later found hanged, an inquest is told.
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Fewer primary schools miss target

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 10:54

The number of primary schools in England below the government's target for academic performance has fallen dramatically, data shows.
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Injured Broad to miss T20 games

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 10:23
related countries: India India

Captain Stuart Broad is ruled out of the Twenty20 series in India and is replaced in England's squad by seamer James Harris.
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Bahrain opposition seeks UK support

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 2:25
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Bahrain's main opposition leader tells BBC his party needs backing
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Record fall in university take-up

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 2:14

Figures show a record fall in the number of people starting courses at universities in the UK this year, the admissions body Ucas says.
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Britons feel 'Paralympics effect'

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 0:37

Three-quarters of Britons feel more positive about the role of people with disabilities in the UK following the Paralympics, a BBC survey suggests.
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New nuclear plant design unveiled

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 0:21

The design for the first nuclear power stations to be built in the UK for 25 years will be granted approval by regulators later.
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Baron Cohen gets comedy honour

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 23:43
related places: London

Sacha Baron Cohen is honoured with an outstanding achievement award at the British Comedy Awards in London.
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VIDEO: Antarctic 'lost world' to be explored

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 23:36
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica

A British research team in Antarctica has launched a long-awaited project to hunt for life in a lake hidden beneath the ice-sheet.
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Man charged with Robinson threat

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 21:46

A 34-year-old man is charged with threatening to kill Northern Ireland's First Minister, Peter Robinson.
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Arbroath 0-1 Celtic

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 21:36
related places: Arbroath

Adam Matthews' strike is enough to take Celtic past Arbroath in the Scottish Cup fourth-round replay.
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Jimmy Savile abuse alleged by 450

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 18:40

The number of alleged victims of suspected paedophile Jimmy Savile has reached 450, with nearly 200 alleged crimes recorded, Scotland Yard says.
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Serbia FA fined for crowd trouble

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 15:10
related countries: Croatia Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Serbia are fined for the "improper conduct" of their fans during a World Cup qualifier against Wales in September.
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Big decline in UK unemployment

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 13:54

The number of people out of work fell by 82,000 between August and October, to 2.51 million, the biggest drop for a decade, official figures show.
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Cook warns team of India backlash

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 13:32
related countries: India India

Captain Alastair Cook says the prospect of suffering a first series defeat by England since 1985 may stir an India revival.
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Carney suggests Bank target shift

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 11:52

Mark Carney, who will take over as governor of the Bank of England in June, has suggested targeting economic output instead of inflation.
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Edwards omitted from Lions staff

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 11:07
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Lions head coach Warren Gatland omits his Wales assistant Shaun Edwards from his coaching team to tour Australia next year.
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Finn doubtful for Nagpur finale

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 9:14
related countries: India India
related places: Nagpur

Steven Finn could miss the final Test because of a back injury as England chase a first series win in India since 1985.
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Life search starts in polar lake

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 2:39
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica

A British research team in Antarctica has launched a long-awaited project to hunt for life in a lake hidden beneath the ice-sheet.
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Renewed push over women bishops

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 1:40

Campaigners for women bishops in the Church of England say attempts at compromise should be abandoned, as bishops indicate fresh measures are being planned.
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