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Burgess has left too early - Ford

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 21:51
related places: Bath, Ford

Sam Burgess's early exit from Bath leaves England short of a potentially world-class back-rower, says coach Mike Ford.
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Turner second in final British race

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 16:18
related places: Doncaster

Hayley Turner is second in her final UK race before retirement as Litigant wins the November Handicap at Doncaster.
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Ennis-Hill ponders her retirement

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 14:47

Britain's world heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill will make her retirement decision after the 2016 Olympics.
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BBC to lose The Voice UK singing show

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 13:11

The next series of The Voice UK will be the last to be broadcast on the BBC, after it was "poached by another broadcaster", the corporation says.
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'Fast internet' for all by 2020 pledged

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 12:51

Every home and business in the UK will have access to "fast broadband" by the end of the decade, David Cameron pledges.
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'Pioneer' jockey set for final races

Saturday, November 7th 2015, 0:47

British sportswoman Hayley Turner, considered by many to be the greatest female jockey of all time, is to take part in her final races.
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Elvis Presley tops UK album chart

Friday, November 6th 2015, 17:47

Elvis Presley tops the UK album charts for a 12th time almost 40 years after his death.
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Russian plane 'had bomb in hold'

Friday, November 6th 2015, 12:32
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Russia Russia

British investigators looking at what caused a Russian airliner to crash in Egypt believe a bomb was put in the hold just before take-off, the BBC has learned.
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VIDEO: UK ambassador gives latest from airport

Friday, November 6th 2015, 11:55
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The British ambassador in Egypt, John Casson, is heckled by holidaymakers shouting "when are we going home?" as he gives an update at Sharm el-Sheikh Airport on the latest attempts to get stranded British tourists home.
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UK manufacturing output strengthens

Friday, November 6th 2015, 10:45

Manufacturing output rose by 0.8% in September, official figures show, and the UK's trade deficit narrowed.
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Stranded Brits in Sharm to fly home

Friday, November 6th 2015, 9:57
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Tight security including separate transportation for hold baggage is in place as airlines start to bring back Britons from Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh.
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Rates 'not tool for housing market'

Friday, November 6th 2015, 9:08

Raising interest rates to deal with problems in the housing market would hit the rest of the economy too hard, Bank of England deputy governor Dame Nemat (Minouche) Shafik tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: How astronauts train for space missions

Friday, November 6th 2015, 8:00

In December history will be made when Tim Peake becomes the first official, government backed, British astronaut to go to the International Space Station.
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Police hurt in London protest clashes

Friday, November 6th 2015, 2:05
related places: London

Three police officers are injured and 50 people arrested in clashes with anti-capitalist protesters in central London.
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Court cells 'squalid and dangerous'

Friday, November 6th 2015, 1:26

Prison inspectors find "squalid" conditions and a "dangerous" disregard for risks posed by detainees at court cells in England and Wales.
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'Value for money' promise for students

Friday, November 6th 2015, 0:49

There will be a new Office for Students and improved teaching, as Universities Minister Jo Johnson announces a consumer rights shake-up of higher education in England.
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Curbs on Sharm el-Sheikh travel widen

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 23:38
related countries: Egypt Egypt, France France, Netherlands Netherlands

France, Belgium and the Netherlands join the UK in curbing travel to Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt, after a plane crash killed 224 people on Saturday.
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Bankers convicted in NY Libor trial

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 23:36
related places: New York

Two British bankers are convicted by a New York jury of manipulating bank lending rates.
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Valbuena and Benzema out for France

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 17:58
related countries: France France, Germany Germany

Mathieu Valbuena and Karim Benzema are left out of France's squad to face Germany and England this month.
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PM: Some time before Sharm Brits home

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 16:39
related countries: Egypt Egypt

It could be "some time" before all British tourists stranded in Sharm el-Sheikh are home, the PM says, as he defends the suspension of air links.
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V&A denies refusing Thatcher clothes

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 16:28
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: London, Victoria

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London said it was 'stupefied' by reports that they had turned down the chance to exhibit the former Prime Minister's clothes.
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Burgess exits Bath for league return

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 16:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Bath

Bath and England's cross-code convert Sam Burgess leaves rugby union to rejoin Australian league side South Sydney Rabbitohs.
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Early UK rate rise now less likely

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 16:14

Forecasts for the first change in interest rates since 2009 have been pushed further into the future following the latest reports from the Bank of England.
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Gatland to quit Wales in 2019

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 15:46
related countries: Japan Japan

Warren Gatland says he will step down as Wales coach after the 2019 Rugby World Cup to return home to New Zealand.
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Volkswagen's UK sales fall amid scandal

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 13:41

Sales of Volkswagen brands including VW, Seat, and Skoda all fell last month in the UK amid the carmaker's emissions scandal.
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Tata Steel profit beats forecasts

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 12:37
related countries: India India

India's Tata Steel reports a surprise 22% rise in second-quarter consolidated net profit, but complains of "challenging" conditions in the UK.
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Benedetti 'can't play' new concerto

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 12:14
related places: London

Virtuoso violinist Nicola Benedetti says she is worried she "can't play" a new concerto, which is set to premiere in London this Friday.
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England collapse to Pakistan defeat

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 9:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

England subside to a 127-run defeat in the third and final Test against Pakistan and a 2-0 series loss.
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MI5 'secretly collected phone data'

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 9:30

MI5 has secretly been collecting vast amounts of data about UK phone calls to search for terrorist connections.
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Bomb fears halt UK-Sharm flights

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 5:06
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Russia Russia

The UK halts all flights between Britain and Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt, saying there is a "significant possibility" an explosive device caused the Russian plane crash at the weekend.
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May unveils plan to store web browsing

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 21:02

Internet firms will have to store data on what people access online for a year to aid the fight against crime and terror, under plans announced by Theresa May.
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'Batsmen must pull fingers out'

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 15:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

England will have to "bat very well" if they are to beat Pakistan and tie the Test series 1-1, says bowler James Anderson.
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Late wickets dent England's hopes

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 13:52
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

England's hopes of beating Pakistan in the final Test are dented by the loss of two wickets late on day four in Sharjah.
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Coleman angry at Wenger 'cheap shot'

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 13:22

Wales manager Chris Coleman accuses Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger of a "cheap shot" over Aaron Ramsey's injury.
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Bale to miss Netherlands friendly

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 11:07
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Spain Spain

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale and Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey are not in Wales' squad for the friendly against the Netherlands.
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Warning over PM's key EU reform aim

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 10:54

Britain's top civil servant warns ministers that banning EU migrants from claiming tax credits for four years, a key demand in their EU renegotiations, could be found to be illegal.
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Hunt pay offer in junior doctor row

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 10:15

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is writing to all 50,000 junior doctors in England in a last ditch attempt to persuade them not to take industrial action.
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Prince Charles starts New Zealand tour

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 5:28
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall arrive in New Zealand at the start of a 12-day tour.
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Ex-England cricketer Graveney dies

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 18:43
related places: Graveney

Tom Graveney, a former England cricketer who later became a BBC commentator and served as MCC president, dies aged 88.
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Migrant disturbances at UK Cyprus base

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 18:11
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Video footage emerges showing a series of disturbances by migrants who want to leave a British military base in Cyprus.
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VIDEO: Refugees protest at British base in Cyprus

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 17:46
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Syria Syria

More than 100 Syrian refugees have staged a series of protests demanding that they should be allowed to leave a British military base in Cyprus.
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Standard Chartered loss hits shares

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 15:54

Shares in Standard Chartered fell sharply after the Asia-focused UK bank said it would raise $5.1bn (£3.3bn) and cut 15,000 jobs by 2018.
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England fight to leave Test poised

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 13:52
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

England strike late on day three as Pakistan finish on 146-3, a lead of 74, in the third and final Test in Sharjah.
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Sexism row over new UK passport design

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 13:31

The government is accused of sexism over the new UK passport design, which includes just two famous women to seven men.
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V&A Museum turns down Thatcher wardrobe

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 12:55
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London turns down the chance to exhibit former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's clothes.
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Lobster claws way to top of Bifa list

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 12:37

Surreal dystopian drama The Lobster tops the list of nominations for this year's Moet British Independent Film Awards.
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Osborne: EU deal 'there to be done'

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 12:35
related countries: Germany Germany

George Osborne says there is a "deal to be done" as he set out UK demands for its future EU membership in a speech to German business leaders.
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Infected baby dies at 'super-hospital'

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 10:43

A baby dies at Scotland's newest children's hospital campus after becoming infected with a harmful bacteria that has also affected five other infants.
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UK journalists convicted in Indonesia

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 10:42
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Two British documentary makers are found guilty of violating Indonesia's immigration laws by filming without a press visa.
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Profits slide at Primark owner

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 10:22

Annual profits at Primark owner Associated British Foods have fallen by 30% following falls in food prices and significant currency movements.
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Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 5:12

Six police and crime commissioners threaten the Home Office with legal action over changes to the way police forces in England and Wales are funded.
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Fresh fog alerts amid flight disruption

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 22:17

Further weather warnings are issued as dense fog persists across much of the UK, causing disruption to flights at a number of airports.
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BBC Arabic Festival Awards announced

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 21:29
related places: London

Five winners of this year's BBC Arabic Festival Awards have been announced, at a closing ceremony at the corporation's broadcast headquarters in London.
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UK 'rows back' in Europe rights battle

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 19:01

The UK government's threat to abandon the European Convention on Human Rights has diminished, a senior Conservative MP says.
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Nicole Kidman up for theatre award

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 16:58

Nicole Kidman is competing for the best actress prize at this year's London Evening Standard Theatre Awards.
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Netherlands drop Depay and van Persie

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 16:33

Netherlands omit Manchester United's Memphis Depay and Fenerbahce's Robin van Persie from their squad to face Wales in November.
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Airports battling fog disruption

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 15:25

Scores of flights are cancelled and many more delayed by a second day of dense fog across much of the UK.
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Taylor puts England in good position

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 13:18
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

James Taylor's unbeaten 74 helps England to 222-4, trailing Pakistan by 12 after two days of the final Test in Sharjah.
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Bond's Spectre breaks box office records

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 10:52

The latest James Bond movie, Spectre, breaks all-time box office records in nearly every market it opens in and breaks a Harry Potter record in the UK.
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UK, Germany heart of Europe - Osborne

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 10:41
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin, Osborne

The UK and German economies are the "beating heart" of Europe, George Osborne says as he heads to Berlin for talks on EU reforms.
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VIDEO: Pilot's view of fog from inside cockpit

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 9:22

The BBC's Ed Thomas reports from inside the cockpit of a British Airways plane at Manchester Airport as dozens of flights are cancelled across the UK and parts of Europe due to thick fog.
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Ice Age engravings found in Jersey

Monday, November 2nd 2015, 0:02
related countries: Jersey Jersey

A dig in Jersey yields a stash of hunter-gatherer artefacts, including engraved stones which may pre-date all known ancient art in the British Isles.
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England 26-12 New Zealand

Sunday, November 1st 2015, 18:53
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Brett Ferres scores two tries as England come from behind to defeat New Zealand in the opening Test of their three-match series.
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Hottest UK November day recorded

Sunday, November 1st 2015, 18:22

The hottest November day in the UK is recorded, as Ceredigion in mid Wales hits 22.4C (72.3F).
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Stokes faces scan on shoulder injury

Sunday, November 1st 2015, 15:07
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

England's Ben Stokes will have a scan on the shoulder injury he suffered on the first day of the third Test against Pakistan.
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Pace bowlers give England early edge

Sunday, November 1st 2015, 13:34
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

James Anderson and Stuart Broad give England the better of the first day of the third and final Test against Pakistan.
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Scottish Labour votes to scrap Trident

Sunday, November 1st 2015, 13:21

Scottish Labour party delegates have backed a vote to scrap the UK's Trident nuclear missile system.
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Police hurt in London rave clashes

Sunday, November 1st 2015, 12:04
related places: London

Crowds throwing bottles, chairs and a suspected petrol bomb clash with riot police at an illegal rave in central London.
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UK begins work on new Mid-East base

Sunday, November 1st 2015, 7:12

A ceremony is held to mark the start of construction work on Britain's first new permanent military base in the Middle East since 1971.
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Six million paid 'below living wage'

Sunday, November 1st 2015, 3:08

Almost six million workers in the UK are paid less than the living wage, a study suggests.
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Whitlock wins gold for GB at Worlds

Saturday, October 31st 2015, 16:24

Great Britain's Max Whitlock wins gold and team-mate Louis Smith silver on the pommel horse at the World Championships.
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Scots Labour would raise top-earner tax

Saturday, October 31st 2015, 15:20

Scotland's Labour leader Kezia Dugdale says her party would raise taxes for the "very top earners" to pay for improvements to education.
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Tower poppies on sale for £350 each

Saturday, October 31st 2015, 13:33
related places: London

Ceramic poppies which formed part of an art display at the Tower of London last year are being resold online for up to £350 each.
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Brentford 1-0 Queens Park Rangers

Friday, October 30th 2015, 21:59
related places: Brentford, London

Marco Djuricin's second-half strike earns Brentford victory over west London rivals Queens Park Rangers.
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Last UK Guantanamo detainee lands in UK

Friday, October 30th 2015, 19:39

British resident Shaker Aamer, who spent 13 years in Guantanamo Bay, arrives back in the UK and thanks supporters for his release.
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Adele's Hello tops UK singles chart

Friday, October 30th 2015, 17:54

Adele's return to the spotlight sees her new single become the biggest-selling number one song in three years.
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I had to Google rowing - Glover

Friday, October 30th 2015, 17:19

British Olympic champion Helen Glover said she needed to "Google rowing" when she took up the sport in 2008.
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Steel company Caparo to cut 452 jobs

Friday, October 30th 2015, 15:11
related places: More

More than 450 jobs are to go at steel sites run by Caparo Industries across the UK, administrators say.
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Man held over south London sex assaults

Friday, October 30th 2015, 11:50
related places: London

A man is arrested in connection with eight sexual assaults within three weeks in south London.
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Second teen arrested over TalkTalk hack

Friday, October 30th 2015, 9:48
related places: London

Police make a second arrest, a 16-year-old boy from west London, in connection with the TalkTalk hacking attack.
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RBS profits rise on Citizens sale

Friday, October 30th 2015, 8:21
related countries: United States United States

Royal Bank of Scotland Group said third-quarter net profit rose to £952m from £896m after it booked a £1.1bn gain as it sells US bank Citizens.
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Learning disability care beds cut

Friday, October 30th 2015, 7:46

Hospital beds for people with learning disabilities and autism will be halved in England, the NHS has announced.
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Inquiry call over vanished cruise woman

Friday, October 30th 2015, 1:01
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The disappearance of a woman from a cruise ship near Mexico four years ago should be investigated by UK authorities, an MP demands.
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RBS cuts ties with US bank Citizens

Friday, October 30th 2015, 0:39
related countries: United States United States

The Royal Bank of Scotland is selling its remaining 20.9% stake in the US bank Citizens as it continues to focus on the UK market.
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MPs worried by UK refugee 'capacity'

Friday, October 30th 2015, 0:06
related countries: Syria Syria

The UK may not be prepared for the number of Syrian refugees the government plans to accept, MPs say.
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European gossip

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 18:55

Cristiano Ronaldo wants a return to England, Barcelona target Alexandre Pato, Paul Pogba's asking price revealed, and more.
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Arsenal duo to miss England games

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 16:43

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are out until after the international break.
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UK 'yet to reveal EU reform details'

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 9:10

Two European leaders tell the BBC that the UK is yet to reveal any details about what it wants to achieve in a renegotiation with the EU.
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Women 'now 25% of FTSE boards'

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 0:07

The UK's top companies have reached a "major milestone" in increasing the number of women in their boardrooms, but more needs to be done, a new report is expected to say.
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VIDEO: Man facing lashes in Saudi to be freed

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 23:23
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A British man, who was threatened with flogging for having homemade wine in his car in Saudi Arabia, is to be freed.
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O'Sullivan will not defend UK title

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 21:32
related places: York

Five-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan will not be defending his UK Snooker Championship title in York in November.
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Burgess 'considering league return'

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 20:46
related places: Bath

England's Sam Burgess is given time off by Premiership club Bath to consider his future in rugby union, BBC Sport learns.
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Briton to be released from Saudi jail

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 18:56
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A British man who was imprisoned for possessing alcohol in Saudi Arabia will be released within a week, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.
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VIDEO: Decades in jail for another man's crime

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 17:33
related countries: United States United States

A man has been in prison in the US for 23 years for shooting dead a British tourist, even though the judge in his trial and police detectives believe he is innocent of the crime, a BBC investigation finds.
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Fewer police on Madeleine McCann case

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 16:44
related places: London

The number of UK officers investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann is cut from 29 to four, the Metropolitan Police says.
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Terry Jones to direct Feldman play

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 16:25

Monty Python's Terry Jones is to direct the world premiere of Jeepers Creepers, a play about British comedy star Marty Feldman.
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Cameron in EU exit plan warning

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 14:46
related countries: Iceland Iceland

David Cameron rejects Eurosceptic claims the UK could thrive like Norway if it leaves the EU, ahead of a summit in Iceland.
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EU doctor suspended for 'poor English'

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 14:27
related countries: Italy Italy

An Italian doctor has been suspended from practising in the UK after failing an English language test.
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Police warn 1,900 of 'threat to life'

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 13:53

Police in the UK have warned nearly 2,000 people their lives were under threat in the last four years, new figures show.
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Comic Mortimer has triple heart bypass

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 9:56

Bob Mortimer cancels the first leg of a UK tour with comedy partner Vic Reeves after undergoing a triple heart bypass operation.
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