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English exiles target Euro glory

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 13:37

Iain Balshaw aims to deny fellow England World Cup winner Jonny Wilkinson a European trophy as Biarritz tackle Toulon in the Amlin Challenge Cup final.
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Jobs boost as UK gets Astra deal

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 11:12
related places: Ellesmere Port

Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port car plant will build a new Astra car in a deal that means huge investment and the creation and support of thousands of jobs.
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Spanish queen cancels UK visit

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 10:05
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain
related places: London

Spain's Queen Sofia cancels a visit to the UK for the Diamond Jubilee following disputes with London over the territory of Gibraltar.
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No pressure to pick Beckham - Coe

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 8:35

London 2012 chairman dismisses suggestions that GB coach Stuart Pearce is being asked to pick David Beckham.
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How a Greek euro exit could affect you

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 23:09
related countries: Greece Greece

As the UK is told that it faces a storm heading from the continent, how would you be affected by a Greek exit from the eurozone?
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Strauss not thinking of quitting

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 18:59

Andrew Strauss says he has not thought of giving up the England captaincy, ahead of the first Test against West Indies at Lord's.
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VIDEO: Acropolis ceremony for Olympic torch

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 17:35
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: London

The Olympic flame is to be passed to London on Thursday evening, after a week-long relay around Greece.
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Bank warns of euro crisis 'storm'

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 16:09

The Bank of England warns that the eurozone is "tearing itself apart" with the "storm" threatening the UK recovery, as it cuts its forecast for growth this year.
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Gerrard is named England captain

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 14:42

England manager Roy Hodgson names Steven Gerrard as his captain for the European Championship campaign.
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Hodgson justifies Ferdinand snub

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 14:28

England boss Roy Hodgson insists leaving Rio Ferdinand out of his Euro 2012 squad is a footballing decision.
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Carroll in England Euro squad

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 13:00

Liverpool striker Andy Carroll is included in England's 23-man squad for Euro 2012, but there is no place for Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand.
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UK unemployment falls by 45,000

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 10:57
related places: March

UK unemployment fell by 45,000 to 2.63 million in the three months to March, according to the Office for National Statistics.
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Scots artist George Wyllie dies

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 10:57

Scottish artist George Wyllie, best known for giant public works like The Paper Boat, has died aged 90.
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Avengers hits £40m in UK chart

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 10:40

Superhero movie The Avengers tops the UK box office for the third week in a row, taking over £40m to date.
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Sportsday - breaking sports news

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 10:08

England squad announcement, Rio Ferdinand's future, plus more.
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Morpurgo in book festival line-up

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 7:01

War Horse author Michael Morpurgo and journalist John Pilger are among the guests at this year's London Literature Festival.
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U-turn on NHS prostate drug use

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 6:12

A drug for advanced prostate cancer, which can extend life by more than three months, is likely to be approved for NHS use in England and Wales after the medical watchdog reverses an earlier decision.
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Lineker backs Crouch for England

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 16:13

Gary Lineker expects Peter Crouch to be included in England's Euro 2012 squad, which will be announced on Wednesday.
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Special needs budgets for parents

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 10:27

Parents in England are to be given more financial control over support for their children with special educational needs.
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UK trade deficit narrows in March

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 9:46
related places: March

The UK's overall trade gap in March narrowed to £2.7bn, but the deficit for trade in goods alone was unchanged at £8.6bn, official figures show.
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Baa-Baas name Jones to face Wales

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 9:29

Prop Duncan Jones joins fellow Welshmen Shane Williams and Stephen Jones in plotting a Barbarians win over Wales.
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BBC 6 Music wins top radio award

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 8:37

Digital radio station BBC 6 Music is named UK station of the year at the Sony Radio Academy Awards, two years after it was saved from closure.
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Deller chosen for Venice Biennale

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 3:57

Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller will represent Britain at the 2013 Venice Biennale, the British Council announces.
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JPMorgan executive Drew resigns

Tuesday, May 15th 2012, 1:43
related places: London

JPMorgan's chief investment officer is leaving after a $2bn (£1.2bn) trading blunder, as President Obama says the loss vindicates Wall Street reforms.
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Monday, May 14th 2012, 22:52

England manager Roy Hodgson praises Gary Neville, claiming his role as a media pundit played a big part in his joining the coaching staff.
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MoD names dead British servicemen

Monday, May 14th 2012, 16:16
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two UK servicemen shot dead in Afghanistan on Saturday by members of the Afghan national police force are named by the Ministry of Defence.
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Gary Neville joins England staff

Monday, May 14th 2012, 13:14

Ex-Manchester United defender Gary Neville joins Roy Hodgson's coaching staff as England get ready for Euro 2012.
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Scotland seeks 50p alcohol price

Monday, May 14th 2012, 12:36

The Scottish government has confirmed that it wants to set a minimum price for alcohol of 50p per unit.
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Five-year plan to boost UK film

Monday, May 14th 2012, 11:20

Some £285 million of National Lottery money is to be put into the UK film industry as part of a five-year plan issued by the British Film Institute.
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China rejects Dalai Lama 'plot'

Monday, May 14th 2012, 9:57
related countries: China China

China has denied claims that it hatched a plot to kill the Dalai Lama by sending female agents to poison him, after a report in a British newspaper.
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Kuchar seals victory at Players

Monday, May 14th 2012, 7:00

United States Ryder Cup player Matt Kuchar wins the Players Championship in Florida, with Scotland's Martin Laird joint second.
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Hain is quitting shadow cabinet

Monday, May 14th 2012, 6:27

Former Wales and Northern Ireland Secretary Peter Hain confirms he is resigning from the shadow cabinet to campaign for the building of a Severn barrage.
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Local care 'close to break point'

Monday, May 14th 2012, 2:10

Health services in the community are reaching breaking point in the UK, the Royal College of Nursing is claiming.
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Athletics in Olympic ticket offer

Sunday, May 13th 2012, 14:20

Men's 100m final and other athletics seats are being snapped up by people who previously missed out on London 2012 Olympic tickets.
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Afghan police kill UK servicemen

Sunday, May 13th 2012, 10:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two UK servicemen have been shot dead in southern Afghanistan by members of the Afghan national police force, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Ashleigh and Pudsey win BGT final

Sunday, May 13th 2012, 10:09
related places: Pudsey

The dancing dog trick act Ashleigh and Pudsey have won ITV's Britain's Got Talent.
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England call on uncapped Bairstow

Sunday, May 13th 2012, 10:03

Yorkshire's Jonny Bairstow is included in the 13-man England squad to face West Indies in the first Test at Lord's.
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Takeover deal for Rangers agreed

Sunday, May 13th 2012, 9:14

Former Sheffield United chief executive Charles Green agrees a deal to buy Scottish Premier League club Rangers.
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VIDEO: Cuba gets its first curry house

Saturday, May 12th 2012, 23:06
related countries: Cuba Cuba

In Havana, a British man and his Cuban wife have just opened the Caribbean island's first curry house.
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VIDEO: The train that connected the West to Berlin

Saturday, May 12th 2012, 11:54
related countries: Germany Germany

From the end of WWII until the end of the Cold War, a British military train ran daily from West Germany through East Germany to West Berlin.
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Ferdinand fitness doubt for Euros

Saturday, May 12th 2012, 9:16

Sir Alex Ferguson questions defender Rio Ferdinand's ability to cope with England's schedule at Euro 2012.
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We could be best ever - Anderson

Saturday, May 12th 2012, 6:07

James Anderson says this team can be the greatest-ever England side as they prepare to host West Indies at Lord's.
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'Sonic weapon' deployed for Olympics

Friday, May 11th 2012, 18:31
related places: London

The Ministry of Defence has confirmed a device which can be used as a "sonic weapon" will be deployed in London during the Olympics.
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Drought ends in parts of England

Friday, May 11th 2012, 16:49

South-west England, the Midlands and parts of Yorkshire are no longer in drought following heavy rain in recent weeks, the Environment Agency said.
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Kapoor bemoans Orbit ticket price

Friday, May 11th 2012, 14:41
related places: London

Artist Anish Kapoor gives a preview of his twisting steel Olympic Orbit tower sculpture, but admits the £15 ticket price is "a hell of a lot of money".
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British Gas warns of rising bills

Friday, May 11th 2012, 10:43

Centrica, the owner of British Gas, says that rising wholesale gas costs will make supplying energy more expensive this year.
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Underwear bomb spy 'was British'

Friday, May 11th 2012, 9:31
related countries: United States United States

The undercover agent who infiltrated al-Qaeda and foiled an "underwear bomb" plot was a British man of Middle Eastern origin, US reports say.
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Injured Smalling out of Euro 2012

Friday, May 11th 2012, 8:52

Manchester United and England defender Chris Smalling will miss Euro 2012 after picking up a groin injury.
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New round of 2012 tickets on sale

Friday, May 11th 2012, 8:13

A total of 900,000 tickets for the London 2012 Olympic Games, including events such as the men's 100 metres sprint final, are set to be released for sale - giving priority to a group of unsuccessful bidders.
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BBC names 2012 Reith Lecturer

Friday, May 11th 2012, 4:36
related places: Law

The renowned British economic historian Niall Ferguson is to present the BBC's 2012 Reith Lectures, in a series titled 'The Rule of Law and its Enemies'.
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UK companies cut secret tax deals

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 23:00
related countries: Luxembourg Luxembourg

Major UK-based firms cut secret deals with authorities in Luxembourg to avoid paying millions in corporate tax in Britain, a BBC Panorama investigation finds.
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VIDEO: Kenya trial Briton linked to 7/7 bomber

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 22:04
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia
related places: Mombasa

A British man has gone on trial in the Kenyan city of Mombasa, accused of plotting bomb attacks and of having links to Islamist militants in Somalia.
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Thousands in public sector strike

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 16:56

Public sector workers are taking part in a 24-hour UK-wide strike over pensions, but the government insists it has made them a "generous offer".
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Thursday, May 10th 2012, 16:37
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia

Jermaine Grant, a Briton on trial in Kenya for an alleged bomb plot, was linked to the widow of a 7/7 London bomber, the prosecution alleges.
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2012 Games flame lit in Greece

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 15:19
related countries: Greece Greece

The flame for the London 2012 torch relay and Olympic Games is lit in Olympia, Greece, and briefly goes out.
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VIDEO: London Olympic flame lit in Greece

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 14:26
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: London

The 2012 Olympic flame has been lit in Greece and has begun its long journey to London.
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Care recalled by England for tour

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 12:30
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Danny Care is recalled by England for the South Africa tour but coach Stuart Lancaster says the player is "treading a fine line".
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UK interest rates held at 0.5%

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 12:05

The Bank of England continues to hold UK interest rates at 0.5% and is not extending its programme to boost the economy by buying government bonds.
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Hairstylist Vidal Sassoon dies

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 10:07

British-born celebrity hairstylist Vidal Sassoon - who revolutionised haircuts in the 1960s - has died at his home in Los Angeles, aged 84, police say.
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Bus drivers in 2012 strike vote

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 10:06
related places: London

Thousands of London bus drivers are to vote on whether to strike in a row over extra payments during the Olympic Games.
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Manufacturing output up in March

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 9:20
related places: March

UK manufacturing output bounced back in March, figures show, but overall industrial output fell due to a drop in oil and gas production.
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Short of space in the Russian tundra

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 8:30
related countries: Russia Russia

Reindeer herders feeling cramped in an area the size of England
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Chronic disease: NHS 'can't cope'

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 1:30

The UK's health system needs "radical change" to cope with the rising number of people with chronic conditions, especially in deprived areas, says a report by medical experts.
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Farage warns of EU 'revolution'

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 23:57

UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage warns that some EU countries face "mass civil unrest, possibly even revolution".
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VIDEO: Cannes film festival set to open

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 23:13

The UK has only one entry competing for the prestigious Palme d'Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival this year with Ken Loach's The Angels' Share.
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Board condemns Haye-Chisora fight

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 19:20

British boxing chiefs condemn the proposed fight between David Haye and Dereck Chisora and threaten to remove the licence of anyone involved.
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PM's plans 'will rebuild Britain'

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 19:14

David Cameron says the economy is his top priority in the Queen's Speech - but Labour say the plans will do nothing to kickstart growth.
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Abu Qatada Euro appeal rejected

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 17:23

Radical cleric Abu Qatada has lost his attempt to make a final appeal to the European Court of Human Rights against his deportation from the UK.
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England set date for Euro squad

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 12:14

Roy Hodgson will name his England squad for Euro 2012 on 16 May, three days after the end of the Premier League season.
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Briton in court over Kenya plot

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 10:55
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia

A British man accused of links to Somalia's Islamist extremists appears in court in Kenya for allegedly plotting a bomb attack.
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Wettest April 'hits retail sales'

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 23:04

UK retail sales were damaged by the wettest April since records began, the British Retail Consortium says.
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VIDEO: Louis Saha: UK less racist than France

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 22:50
related countries: France France

Tottenham footballer Louis Saha tells Newsnight's Jeremy Paxman that the UK has less racial issues than France, and that the premier league is a "paradise" for players from ethnic minorities.
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NHS risk register release blocked

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 19:36

The risk assessment of the NHS overhaul in England will not be published after ministers vetoed requests to release it.
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VIDEO: Hoffman comes to jogger's rescue

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 19:30
related places: Hyde Park, London

A 27-year-old man who had a sudden cardiac arrest while jogging in London's Hyde Park says he was saved by the actions of actor Dustin Hoffman.
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FTSE 100 boss pay 'rises by 11%'

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 16:43

The pay of bosses at the UK's largest publicly listed companies rose 11% this year, research shows, as more shareholders revolt over executive pay.
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Einstein hailed despite hiccups

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 15:18
related places: Beach

The UK premiere of Philip Glass opera Einstein on the Beach is reviewed favourably by critics, despite a first night dogged by technical problems.
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Haye & Chisora to fight in London

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 13:55
related countries: Luxembourg Luxembourg
related places: London

David Haye and Dereck Chisora will fight at Upton Park on 14 July in a bout sanctioned by the Luxembourg Boxing Federation.
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Tenants evicted for Olympic cash

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 10:59
related places: London

Tenants in east London are being evicted from their homes as landlords attempt to cash in on the Olympics.
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VIDEO: Slides show life in colonial India

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 9:05
related countries: India India

A collection of slides depicting colonial life in India has been found in a shoe box in one of Scotland's national collections.
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Harry praises wounded 'heroes'

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 0:38
related countries: United States United States

Prince Harry has paid tribute to wounded UK service personnel who took part in a tournament called Warrior Games, during a short trip to the US.
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UK companies 'remain optimistic'

Monday, May 7th 2012, 23:00

UK companies remain confident despite the UK economy entering a double-dip recession, according to two new business surveys.
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Hibernian 4-0 Dunfermline

Monday, May 7th 2012, 20:35

Dunfermline are relegated from the Scottish Premier League after Hibernian win to ensure their top flight survival.
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Cavendish angry at sprint crash

Monday, May 7th 2012, 18:14

Britain's Mark Cavendish says a rival rider should be "ashamed" after he suffers a heavy fall during a sprint finish on the Giro d'Italia.
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VIDEO: Malaya massacre families seek justice

Monday, May 7th 2012, 17:03
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

The families of 24 unarmed Malaysian men shot dead by British soldiers in Malaya in 1948 have arrived in the UK for a judicial review hearing into the incident.
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Unemployment 'to keep on rising'

Monday, May 7th 2012, 7:09

An economic forecasting group says unemployment in most parts of the UK will continue to rise over the next five years, despite recent falls.
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Cameron congratulates Hollande

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 21:03
related countries: France France

UK Prime Minister David Cameron calls Francois Hollande to congratulate him on his victory in the French presidential election.
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Eye drug 'could save NHS £84m'

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 16:56

The NHS could save at least £84m a year by using a cheaper alternative to the licensed treatment for a leading cause of loss of sight, researchers suggest.
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Beckham tops UK sport rich list

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 10:57
related countries: Ireland Ireland

David Beckham tops the Sunday Times list of the richest people in sport in the UK and Ireland.
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Heads attack 'bully boy tactics'

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 9:59

Head teachers accuse England's chief inspector of schools of "bully boy tactics" against their profession.
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Ceremony opens Olympics stadium

Saturday, May 5th 2012, 21:53

A ceremony at the Olympic Park in east London officially opens the 2012 stadium, with a nine-year-old girl being chosen to start the celebrations.
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Tourist mauled by 'tame' cheetah

Saturday, May 5th 2012, 15:51

A British tourist who tried to protect a girl being mauled by captive cheetahs tells how the animals then turned on her.
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PM hails Johnson mayoral victory

Saturday, May 5th 2012, 12:39
related places: London

David Cameron says he is "delighted" with Boris Johnson's re-election as London mayor, after he narrowly beat Labour rival Ken Livingstone.
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Johnson re-elected London mayor

Saturday, May 5th 2012, 9:37
related places: London

Boris Johnson narrowly beats Ken Livingstone to win a second term as London mayor, after a day of heavy Tory losses.
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'Gerbil' trial forensics probed

Saturday, May 5th 2012, 2:35

An expert is to look into the Scottish Police Service Authority's handling of forensic evidence during the Kevin "Gerbil" murder trial.
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Tagged cuckoos complete journey

Saturday, May 5th 2012, 1:40

Two cuckoos fitted with satellite tracking devices return to the UK, revealing new information about the threatened birds' migration.
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Lewington to join England staff

Friday, May 4th 2012, 19:44
related places: Fulham

Fulham coach Ray Lewington accepts a role on Roy Hodgson's England coaching staff for Euro 2012.
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Labour are back, says Ed Miliband

Friday, May 4th 2012, 19:22

Labour leader Ed Miliband says his party are winning back voters' trust, as they gain more than 800 seats in the local elections in England, Wales and Scotland.
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Two soldiers die in Afghanistan

Friday, May 4th 2012, 18:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two British soldiers, from The Royal Logistic Corps, have been killed in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Agency condemns own Falklands ad

Friday, May 4th 2012, 17:24
related countries: Argentina Argentina

A British-owned advertising agency condemns its Argentine team over an "offensive" video showing an Argentine athlete training in the Falklands.
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VIDEO: How do you adapt Shakespeare to Swahili?

Friday, May 4th 2012, 14:59
related places: Windsor

A Swahili version of Shakespeare's play Merry Wives of Windsor was performed at the London Globe Theatre.
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