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Aston Martin firm denies bid talk

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 12:38
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait

The owner of Aston Martin, Kuwait's Investment Dar, denies reports it has received competing bids for a 50% stake in the luxury British car brand.
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England close on win over India

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 11:33
related countries: India India

Kevin Pietersen smashes 186 and Monty Panesar takes five wickets to leave England on the verge of victory over India.
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Robinson quits as Scotland coach

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 10:55

Andy Robinson resigns as Scotland's head coach after a disappointing run of results, culminating in defeat by Tonga.
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Ponting fears for Ashes tour spot

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 8:18
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia batsman Ricky Ponting says he will miss out on the Ashes tour of England if his form does not improve.
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BAE boss says shipyard may close

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 4:01

A decision on the future of BAE Systems' major shipyards is likely to be made before the end of the year and one site may close, its UK chief executive says.
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Law to tackle stalking introduced

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 0:53

Stalking becomes a specific criminal offence in England and Wales following a government pledge to improve victims' safety.
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Scotland 15-21 Tonga

Saturday, November 24th 2012, 16:56
related countries: Tonga Tonga
related places: Pittodrie

Andy Robinson's Scotland end the autumn Test series with a dispiriting defeat to Tonga at Pittodrie.
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Australia hammer England in Perth

Saturday, November 24th 2012, 12:15
related places: Perth

Australia beat England 6-2 in the first of back-to-back matches at the International Super Series Hockey 9s in Perth.
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Cook & Pietersen defy India spin

Saturday, November 24th 2012, 11:48
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen put on 110 as England reach 178-2 in reply to India's 327 in the second Test in Mumbai.
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UKIP couple lose foster children

Saturday, November 24th 2012, 11:35

A couple from South Yorkshire have had children removed from their care as foster parents because of their membership of the UK Independence Party.
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Cameron: EU deal not good enough

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 17:29

UK Prime Minister David Cameron says the EU budget deal being offered in Brussels "was not good enough", as the summit breaks up without agreement.
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Injured Carter out of Wales game

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 17:02
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter will miss Saturday's match with Wales because of injury.
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Man dies as wind and rain lash UK

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 16:25

A man dies after his car is trapped in flood water in Somerset, after strong winds and heavy rain sweep across the UK, with more bad weather to come.
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Hammer horror heads for the stage

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 13:36

British film brand Hammer is taking its first steps into the world of live theatre in a new stage adaptation of Henry James's The Turn of the Screw.
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Brilliant Pujara thwarts England

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 11:39
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

India's Cheteshwar Pujara again defies England with an elegant unbeaten century on day one of the second Test in Mumbai.
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VIDEO: WWII code 'may never be cracked'

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 11:06

Britain's top code-breakers say they are stumped by a secret code found on the leg of a dead pigeon.
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Tata Steel cuts 600 jobs in Wales

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 10:33
related places: Port Talbot

Tata Steel is cutting 900 jobs around the UK including almost 600 jobs at plants in Wales, with most losses among white collar staff at Port Talbot.
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VIDEO: Hip replacement technique turns 50

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 7:00

A pioneering technique for hip replacements, devised by a British surgeon in Lancashire, is marking its 50th year of use.
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Hospital pioneers rapid CT scans

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 3:48
related places: London

Doctors at a hospital in London are pioneering the use of rapid CT scans in an attempt to save the lives of seriously injured patients.
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PM urges Rwanda action on militia

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 1:08
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda Rwanda

David Cameron says the UK "cannot ignore the evidence" of Rwanda's involvement with militia which have taken control of parts of neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Flood warnings as more rain falls

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 23:54

Heavy rain and winds reported as high as 100mph are battering parts of the UK, causing floods and disrupting travel.
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VIDEO: Why Hong Kong wants to stay 'British'

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 23:35
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

The former British colony Hong Kong was transferred to Chinese rule 15 years ago, but it still seems as British as ever.
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Russia lifts ban on British beef

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 19:12
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia agrees to lift a 16-year ban on importing British beef and lamb put in place after the BSE outbreak.
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Kiss DJ resigns in reggae protest

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 17:53

A British DJ renowned for his knowledge of reggae has resigned from a leading commercial radio station in protest over what he called its "continued marginalisation" of the genre.
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BoE boss: 'Bank culture changed'

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 16:59

Bank of England governor Sir Mervyn King tells MPs the risk-taking culture at banks has changed, but banks must still be ring-fenced.
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VIDEO: Tottenham fans injured in Rome clashes

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 16:33
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Italian police say several British football fans have been injured, one of them seriously during violence in Rome ahead of a Europa League match.
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England make six changes for Boks

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 10:16
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Joe Launchbury is handed his first Test start as England make six changes for Saturday's autumn Test against South Africa.
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Viewpoints: UK role in EU

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 0:02

Leading Europeans assess UK role in EU
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VIDEO: Who wants what from EU budget deal?

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 23:06

Britain will not give away any of its rebate during the EU budget negotiations, the Prime Minister has said.
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Roads 'impassable' after flooding

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 20:33

Heavy rain leads to flooding with motorists and residents needing rescue from waterlogged roads and homes in south-west England.
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PM 'sad' women bishops rejected

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 16:15

David Cameron says he is "very sad" that the Church of England's general synod has rejected the introduction of women bishops.
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Church less credible - Williams

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 14:16
related places: York

The Archbishop of Canterbury says the Church of England has "lost a measure of credibility" after rejecting women bishops.
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Law and Gambon land film awards

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 14:06

Jude Law and Sir Michael Gambon are to receive honours at this year's British Independent Film Awards.
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Pyrgos given first Scotland start

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 13:59
related countries: Tonga Tonga

Scrum-half Henry Pyrgos will make his first start as Scotland make five changes for Saturday's Test with Tonga.
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Rothko repair 'to take 18 months'

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 12:38
related places: London

Black on Maroon, the Mark Rothko painting defaced at London's Tate Modern in October, could take up to 18 months to repair, the BBC understands.
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UK public sector borrowing rises

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 11:39

The government borrowed a worse-than-expected £8.6bn in October, reducing the chances the UK will hit its deficit reduction target, figures show.
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Autonomy 'misled HP on finances'

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 10:42
related countries: United States United States

Computer maker Hewlett Packard asks US and UK authorities to investigate alleged misrepresentations of Autonomy's finances before HP took over the UK software group last year.
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Gangs abuse 'thousands of young'

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 9:57

Thousands of children are sexually abused by gangs and groups in England each year, according to the first in-depth report into the scale of the problem.
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Women bishops vote a 'grim day'

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 7:44
related places: Canterbury

The next Archbishop of Canterbury calls the rejection of women bishops by the Church of England's synod a "very grim day", as bishops prepare for an emergency meeting on the issue.
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Tax avoidance 'costs UK billions'

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 4:05

The inability of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to properly curb aggressive tax avoidance schemes is costing billions of pounds, a watchdog says.
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Warning over liver disease rates

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 2:06

Drinking and obesity levels mean England is one of Europe's few countries still seeing a rise in liver disease deaths, the chief medical officer warns.
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Church vote rejects women bishops

Wednesday, November 21st 2012, 0:45

The Archbishop of Canterbury speaks of his "sadness" after the Church of England's general synod narrowly votes against the appointment of women bishops.
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Back women bishops, Welby urges

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 18:11

The next Archbishop of Canterbury urges the Church of England general synod to vote for women bishops, saying it is "time to finish the job".
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Activists interrupt Batsheva show

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 17:56
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: London

A performance by an Israeli dance group in London is disrupted by demonstrators protesting against Israeli air strikes in Gaza.
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UK recognises Syria opposition

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 15:44
related countries: Syria Syria

The UK believes the opposition coalition is the "sole legitimate representative" of the Syrian people, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague says.
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Wales make changes for All Blacks

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 12:56
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Centre Jonathan Davies is one of five changes to the Wales side to face New Zealand at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.
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Africa gets first woman bishop

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 11:21

The Anglican Church of Southern Africa consecrates the first woman bishop in Africa, as the Church of England is due to vote on the issue of female bishops.
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Danish ash disease warning for UK

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 10:22
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Denmark's struggle against ash dieback poses warning to UK
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Mentor plan for freed prisoners

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 9:50

Every prisoner in England and Wales should be given a mentor to help them keep away from crime on their release, the Justice Secretary is to say.
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UK aid to Nigeria 'not working'

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 5:09
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Millions of pounds of UK government aid to Nigerian schools has failed to produce any major improvement in pupil learning, an independent watchdog says.
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Two-tonne Witch gets a reboot

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 1:59

One of the UK's pioneering computers, known as the Witch, has been restored to working order at the National Museum of Computing.
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Queen at centenary variety show

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 1:04
related places: London

The Royal Variety Performance marks its 100th anniversary with a star-studded show in front of The Queen at London's Royal Albert Hall.
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UK minister in Mid-East for talks

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 0:33
related countries: Israel Israel

UK Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt is in the Middle East to meet senior Israeli and Palestinian figures amid the escalating violence.
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Cypriots seek recompense over British 'torture'

Tuesday, November 20th 2012, 0:03
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Cypriot veterans seek justice over alleged British torture
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Tax powers call 'taken seriously'

Monday, November 19th 2012, 16:03

The UK government says it will give serious consideration to a report calling for Wales to have its own tax system.
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UK 'sleepwalking' into EU exit

Monday, November 19th 2012, 15:18

The UK is "sleepwalking" into an EU exit, which would harm the economy and leave it "voiceless," Labour leader Ed Miliband tells business leaders.
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Stars query Gatland Wales absence

Monday, November 19th 2012, 10:35

Ex-Wales captains Jonathan Davies and Gareth Thomas voice concerns over coach Warren Gatland's absence on British Lions duty .
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Cook pleased by England fightback

Monday, November 19th 2012, 9:03
related countries: India India

Captain Alastair Cook says England can take heart from the spirit they showed in the nine-wicket defeat by India.
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Film nets Angels' Share of Baftas

Monday, November 19th 2012, 7:59

Feature film The Angels' Share, actor Gregor Fisher and BBC Scotland's investigations unit are all honoured at the Scottish Baftas.
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England lose first Test in India

Monday, November 19th 2012, 7:25
related countries: India India

India dismiss any chance of a famous England escape by wrapping up a nine-wicket win in the first Test in Ahmedabad.
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NHS procurement 'getting worse'

Monday, November 19th 2012, 0:26

Many NHS hospitals in England are paying over the odds for supplies, a snapshot investigation suggests.
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DR Congo rebels advance on Goma

Sunday, November 18th 2012, 22:10
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
related places: Goma

Rebels in eastern DR Congo advance to within a few kilometres of the provincial capital, Goma, as the UK urges its citizens to leave the country.
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Bond star in UK Afghan base visit

Sunday, November 18th 2012, 18:36
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

James Bond star Daniel Craig surprises UK troops serving at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan with a visit as they prepare to watch the 007 latest film, Skyfall.
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Cook one of best in world - Gooch

Sunday, November 18th 2012, 14:45
related countries: India India

Graham Gooch says England captain Alastair Cook is among the world's best players following his unbeaten 168 against India.
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Cook and Prior give England hope

Sunday, November 18th 2012, 11:21
related countries: India India

A defiant unbeaten 168 from Alastair Cook ensures England's battle to save the first Test against India goes into the final day.
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Children detained in police cells

Sunday, November 18th 2012, 5:58

Children as young as 11 were held in police cells in England and Wales in 2011 because officers thought they were mentally ill, the BBC learns.
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Robshaw defends penalty decisions

Saturday, November 17th 2012, 20:36
related countries: Australia Australia

England captain Chris Robshaw defends his decisions not to kick for goal during England's 20-14 defeat to Australia.
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Matthaus interested in Scots job

Saturday, November 17th 2012, 14:00

Former Germany international Lothar Matthaus is keen on becoming Scotland manager, BBC Scotland has learned.
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England crumble to India spinners

Saturday, November 17th 2012, 11:02
related countries: India India

England are facing defeat in the first Test against India despite making an improved start to their second innings.
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Lennon against top flight of 16

Saturday, November 17th 2012, 10:55

Celtic manager Neil Lennon is unconvinced by the notion of a 16-team top flight in Scotland.
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Inquiry into low PCC vote turnout

Saturday, November 17th 2012, 10:09

A review is to be carried out into the police and crime commissioner elections in England and Wales, the Electoral Commission says.
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VIDEO: 'Still no motive' for Alps murders

Saturday, November 17th 2012, 5:49
related countries: France France

Two months after three members of a British family were killed in southern France, French prosecutor reveals that the motive for the murders remains unclear.
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Meningitis jab set for UK licence

Saturday, November 17th 2012, 3:02

A vaccine to protect children against one of the deadliest forms of meningitis wins European approval and is set to be licensed in the UK.
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First police commissioners chosen

Saturday, November 17th 2012, 0:34
related places: Corby

Several former police officers beat party candidates in the first elections for crime commissioners, as the government dismisses concerns over low turnout.
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Howley bemoans Wales performance

Friday, November 16th 2012, 23:45
related countries: Samoa Samoa

Wales' 26-19 defeat to Samoa was "not up to international standard" says interim head coach Rob Howley.
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Wales 19-26 Samoa

Friday, November 16th 2012, 21:35
related places: Cardiff

Samoa pile further misery on Wales with another dramatic win in Cardiff to apply even more pressure on interim coach Robert Howley.
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UK cuts aid to Ugandan government

Friday, November 16th 2012, 18:27
related countries: Uganda Uganda

The UK cuts all aid to the Ugandan government, following an investigation into corruption in Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi's office.
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New look at British Museum mummy

Friday, November 16th 2012, 12:41

Visitors to the British Museum are able to take a virtual look at one of its oldest mummies and view a post mortem of the body which suggests he was murdered.
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India dominate struggling England

Friday, November 16th 2012, 11:36
related countries: India India

A Cheteshwar Pujara double hundred and three late wickets put India in complete control of the first Test against England.
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Withdraw UK troops now - Ashdown

Friday, November 16th 2012, 11:16
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Britain should pull its troops out from Afghanistan as quickly as decently possible, former Liberal Democrat leader Lord Ashdown says.
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UK moves towards Syria opposition

Friday, November 16th 2012, 10:54
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

Syrian opposition groups could be a "credible, political alternative" to the Assad government, UK foreign secretary William Hague says.
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Counting under way in Corby poll

Friday, November 16th 2012, 10:11
related places: Corby

Counting is under way in Corby, with Labour hoping to make its first by-election gain from the Tories in 15 years.
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Quiz of the week's news

Friday, November 16th 2012, 1:08
related places: London

What was pinched from the Tower of London?
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VIDEO: BP gets record US criminal fine

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 23:10
related countries: United States United States

The British oil giant BP is to pay a record fine of nearly £3bn to the US government to settle criminal charges over the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010.
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PM speaks to Israel's Netanyahu

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 22:44
related countries: Israel Israel

UK Prime Minister David Cameron speaks to his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the tension in southern Israel and Gaza.
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France pushes arming Syria rebels

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 18:13
related countries: France France, Syria Syria
related places: London, Paris

France says it will discuss supplying arms to the Syrian opposition coalition with European partners, ahead of key talks in Paris and London.
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Spain warned amid Gibraltar row

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 16:29
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain
related places: London

The Spanish ambassador to London is summoned to the Foreign Office after Britain lodges a protest about Spanish incursions into territorial waters off Gibraltar.
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Danny Boyle voices theatre fears

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 14:43

Danny Boyle requests a meeting with the prime minister to make the case for regional theatres, with venues warning that they are at risk of closure from budget cuts.
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England must limit India - Swann

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 12:16
related countries: India India

Graeme Swann warns that England must keep India below 450 when they resume on day two on 323-4 in Ahmedabad.
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Airport limits 'cost UK £14bn'

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 11:40
related places: Heathrow

A lack of capacity at Heathrow is costing the UK economy £14bn a year in lost trade, according to a report commissioned by the airport.
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Winger Ashton returns for England

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 10:15
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Twickenham

England recall winger Chris Ashton in the only change for Saturday's Test against Australia at Twickenham.
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Winger Ioane back for Australia

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 10:04
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Twickenham

Fit-again wing Digby Ioane returns to the Australia side as they make four changes for Saturday's Test against England at Twickenham.
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Police elections voting under way

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 7:00

Voters are heading to the polls to elect the first police and crime commissioners for England and Wales.
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Ibrahimovic goal 'the best ever'

Thursday, November 15th 2012, 6:49
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Sweden coach Erik Hamren compares Zlatan Ibrahimovic's stunning overhead kick against England to "watching a video game".
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Northern Ireland 1-1 Azerbaijan

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 22:03
related countries: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
related places: Belfast

David Healy's last-gasp equaliser gives Northern Ireland a 1-1 draw with Azerbaijan in the World Cup qualifier in Belfast.
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Sweden 4-2 England

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 22:02
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scores four goals, including an amazing overhead kick from 30 yards, as Sweden beat England in Stockholm.
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Luxembourg 1-2 Scotland

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 21:05
related countries: Jordan Jordan, Luxembourg Luxembourg

Two goals from Jordan Rhodes are enough to give Billy Stark's Scotland an unconvincing win over Luxembourg.
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Bank predicts protracted recovery

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 17:35

The Bank of England forecasts lower growth and a "slow and protracted" economic recovery, while official figures show unemployment continues to fall.
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SFL clubs agree new league plan

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 16:10

A proposal to restructure Scottish senior football into three tiers is agreed by the 30 Scottish Football League clubs.
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Olympic Stadium delay 'a farce'

Wednesday, November 14th 2012, 15:54

The delay in reopening the Olympic Stadium is branded "a farce" by the chairman of UK Athletics.
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