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Robshaw ready for improving Italy

Friday, February 10th 2012, 17:39
related countries: Italy Italy

Chris Robshaw vows England will go toe-to-toe with Italy to avoid defeat against a side improving with every passing tournament.
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Council's prayers ruled unlawful

Friday, February 10th 2012, 15:50

The High Court rules a Devon town council which held prayers before meetings was acting unlawfully - in a case which could affect councils across England and Wales.
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Overfishing 'costing EU £2.7bn'

Friday, February 10th 2012, 14:41

Overfishing of EU fisheries is costing the European economy £2.7bn a year and 100,000 jobs, a report by a UK think-tank finds.
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England win unusual warm-up match

Friday, February 10th 2012, 14:07
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Abu Dhabi

England's batsmen score some runs in Abu Dhabi, but only after their target was revised after England Lions were skittled for 96 in a one-sided warm-up match.
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Capello 'should've gone in 2010'

Friday, February 10th 2012, 13:12

Fabio Capello should have been removed as England manager following the World Cup, says FA councillor and Stoke chairman Peter Coates.
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England talk 'flatters' Redknapp

Friday, February 10th 2012, 11:16
related places: Tottenham

Harry Redknapp says he is flattered to be put forward for the England manager's role and admits it is the "ultimate job for an Englishman".
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Producer prices rise in January

Friday, February 10th 2012, 10:24

UK producer prices rose by 0.5% in January from December as the cost of alcohol, fuel and clothes rose, official data shows.
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England hit by more snow and ice

Friday, February 10th 2012, 7:01

Severe weather warnings remain in place across England, as much of the country sees snow, while the rest of the UK sees cold weather but no snow.
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VIDEO: Syria: UK will use diplomacy, not war

Friday, February 10th 2012, 0:22
related countries: Syria Syria

The British Foreign Secretary, William Hague, says Britain will use diplomacy with Syria, not weapons.
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Argentina in UN Falklands protest

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 23:41
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Argentina's foreign minister is to make a formal complaint to the UN about British "militarisation" around the disputed Falkland Islands on Friday.
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Redknapp's the man, says Shearer

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 21:40

The Football Association should "move heaven and earth" to ensure Harry Redknapp becomes the next England manager, according to Alan Shearer.
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Bank injects £50bn into economy

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 18:48

The Bank of England agrees to extend its quantitative easing programme by £50bn to give a further boost to the UK economy.
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Nine men jailed over terror plot

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 17:48

Nine men who plotted to bomb the London Stock Exchange and build a terrorist training camp are jailed.
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Defoe fears Redknapp Spurs exit

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 16:47
related places: Tottenham

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe says his club could be resigned to losing Harry Redknapp to England.
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Watts lands Princess Diana role

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 14:27

British-born actress Naomi Watts is to portray Princess Diana in a new film believed to explore her relationship with the heart surgeon Hasnat Khan.
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Keothavong in Pattaya Open exit

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 13:38
related countries: Thailand Thailand

British number two Anne Keothavong has exited the Pattaya Open in Thailand after losing her second-round match 6-4 7-5 to Sania Mirza.
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FA to draw up England shortlist

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 12:26

The Football Association will "move quickly" to begin the search for a successor to Fabio Capello as England manager.
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VIDEO: Ai Weiwei hopes to visit UK design

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 12:15
related places: London

Ai Weiwei, who gained global recognition for his design of the iconic Bird's Nest stadium for the last Olympics, is now designing a pavilion for this year's games in London.
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No takers for Miro at London sale

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 11:17
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: London

A 1933 work by the Spanish artist Joan Miro fails to sell in a week that has seen other pieces sold for record prices at London auctions.
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England name same side for Italy

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 11:03
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

England head coach Stuart Lancaster names the same starting XV and bench that beat Scotland for Saturday's Six Nations match against Italy in Rome.
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Tremlett undergoes back surgery

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 10:44

Surrey and England pace bowler Chris Tremlett undergoes a back operation.
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UK trade gap smallest since 2003

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 10:25

The UK's trade deficit fell to £1.1bn in December, its lowest monthly level for more than eight years.
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VIDEO: James Marsh on his IRA thriller

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 9:21
related countries: Germany Germany

British filmmaker James Marsh's new film Shadow Dancer is to be screened at the Berlin Film Festival.
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Care referrals reach record high

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 9:06

The number of children referred into care in England hits a record high, after rising steadily in the years since the Baby P case.
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Medical drama House to end run

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 7:37

The show, which stars British actor Hugh Laurie, will finish after the current eighth season ends.
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Prince qualifies as Apache pilot

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 1:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Apache

The MoD says Prince Harry has qualified as an Army Air Corps Apache helicopter pilot, paving the way for a possible return to Afghanistan.
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Kate attends Lucian Freud preview

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 0:27
related places: Cambridge, London

The Duchess of Cambridge carries out her first solo public engagement, attending a preview of a new Lucian Freud exhibition in central London.
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VIDEO: Bankski: Russia's mystery street artist

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 23:04
related countries: Russia Russia

The mysterious Russian street artist, 'Pavel 183', is being compared to Britain's Banksy.
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Hearts 0-4 Celtic

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 21:56

Celtic sweep Hearts aside to move four points clear at the top of the Scottish Premier League.
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Capello quits as England manager

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 19:28

Fabio Capello resigns as England manager, the Football Association confirms.
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Police hold 213 in raids on gangs

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 18:02
related places: London

More than 200 people are arrested during raids across London by the Metropolitan Police's new dedicated unit tackling gang crime.
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RBS boss: I considered resigning

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 16:00

Royal Bank of Scotland chief executive Stephen Hester tells the BBC he briefly considered resigning during the uproar over his bonus.
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Davies suspended for Six Nations

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 13:59
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Wales lock Bradley Davies is banned for seven weeks and will miss the rest of the Six Nations Championship.
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Fury vacates heavyweight titles

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 13:54

Tyson Fury vacates the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles after talks break down on meeting English champion David Price
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Laidlaw and Cross start for Scots

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 13:53
related places: Cross

Greig Laidlaw and Geoff Cross come in as two enforced changes for Scotland's Six Nations visit to Wales on Sunday.
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Instant Lendl impact for Murray

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 10:41

British number one Andy Murray believes new coach Ivan Lendl has improved his game already.
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Taylor art auction fetches £14m

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 8:31
related places: London

Three paintings from Elizabeth Taylor's personal art collection are sold for almost £14 million at an auction in London.
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UK freezes as temperatures fall

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 7:26

Temperatures in England plummeted overnight but failed to match the coldest night of the winter so far.
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Libya mission 'could be one-off'

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 2:23
related countries: Libya Libya

MPs say spending cuts raise concerns over the UK's ability to launch another mission on the same scale as the operation in Libya.
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Mackenzie Crook up for book award

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 1:51

British actor Mackenzie Crook, best known for playing Gareth in The Office, is shortlisted for this year's Waterstones Children's Book Prize.
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Argentina to take Falklands to UN

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 1:02
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Argentina will make a formal complaint to the UN about British "militarisation" around the disputed Falkland Islands, says President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner.
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Parks stands down from Scotland

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 16:43

Scotland stand-off Dan Parks announces his retirement from international rugby with immediate effect.
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Royals celebrate Dickens' legacy

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 15:37

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are leading global celebrations marking the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens's birth.
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Jubilee gig line-up is announced

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 15:25
related places: London

Dame Shirley Bassey, Sir Elton John and Sir Paul McCartney are among the artists who will play at The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Concert in London in June.
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Wales have double fitness boost

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 14:51

Wales hope to have Gethin Jenkins, Dan Lydiate and Alex Cuthbert available for their Six Nations clash with Scotland while captain Sam Warburton's fitness is a doubt.
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Knox contests slander conviction

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 12:43
related countries: Italy Italy

Amanda Knox, acquitted over the murder of her British flatmate, has appealed her conviction for slander in Italy, a family spokesman says.
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Ferris faces tackle citing charge

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 11:23
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Ireland flanker Stephen Ferris is cited for his tackle on Wales lock Ian Evans late in Sunday's Six Nations clash.
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'Lone wolf' terror threat warning

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 11:21

The UK could face a growing threat from "lone wolf" terrorists returning from fighting overseas in the next few years, a think tank warns.
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Terry not ready to quit England

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 11:03

John Terry still wants to play for England despite being stripped of the captaincy for the second time, BBC Sport understands.
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Fassbender scoops Standard award

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 10:06

Shame actor Michael Fassbender wins the best actor prize at the Evening Standard British Film Awards, while Olivia Colman takes the best actress prize for Tyrannosaur.
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Ferguson backs Capello over Terry

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 8:15

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson defends Fabio Capello's criticism of the FA after John Terry's removal as England captain.
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Bell dropped from one-day squad

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 5:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Abu Dhabi, Dubai

England drop batsman Ian Bell from their one-day squad to face Pakistan in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, but call up uncapped spinner Danny Briggs.
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MPs demand law against stalking

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 3:55

A new law making stalking a specific offence is needed in England and Wales to stop harassment ending in violence, MPs and peers have said.
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'Invader' drives ladybird decline

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 1:23

Fast declines in some UK and European ladybirds are being caused by the spread of the invasive harlequin species, scientists show.
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England under-prepared - Strauss

Monday, February 6th 2012, 23:15
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Captain Andrew Strauss admits England were under-prepared following his side's 3-0 series defeat by Pakistan.
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Radical cleric Qatada given bail

Monday, February 6th 2012, 20:22

Radical cleric Abu Qatada is granted bail following a hearing at the UK's Special Immigration Appeals Commission.
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Football only unsold 2012 sport

Monday, February 6th 2012, 20:21

1.5 million football tickets remain available for London 2012 after the sport is identified as the only discipline which has not sold out its allocation
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Queen commemorates 60-year reign

Monday, February 6th 2012, 16:21

The Queen visits a school in Norfolk and there are gun salutes around the UK as she marks the 60th anniversary of her accession to the throne.
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Pakistan seal England whitewash

Monday, February 6th 2012, 13:08
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

England slump to a 71-run defeat in the third Test in Dubai to suffer a series whitewash by Pakistan for the first time.
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Schools and roads affected by ice

Monday, February 6th 2012, 12:29

Drivers are being warned of black ice and some schools are closed, after the snow that fell across much of Britain at the weekend.
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Capello opposes FA Terry decision

Monday, February 6th 2012, 9:32

England coach Fabio Capello says he disagrees with the Football Association's decision to strip John Terry of the national team's captaincy.
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Jones warning to triumphant Wales

Monday, February 6th 2012, 7:22
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Ryan Jones warns Wales "not to rest on their laurels" after their opening 23-21 Six Nations win over Ireland.
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Ice alert on roads as snow eases

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 20:59

Motorists are urged to take extra care in icy conditions as Heathrow Airport cancels half of its flights.
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Lana Del Rey conquers album chart

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 19:18
related countries: United States United States

US singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey goes straight in at number one in the UK album chart with her debut release Born To Die.
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Ireland 21-23 Wales

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 16:48
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

Wales stage a thrilling late comeback to launch their Six Nations campaign with a stunning victory over Ireland in Dublin.
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Rangers 0-2 Dundee Utd

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 14:12

Dundee United knock Rangers out of the Scottish Cup with a deserved fifth-round victory at Ibrox.
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Prince's Falklands duty 'routine'

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 14:01
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Prince William's deployment to the Falkland Islands, along with that of a warship, is "entirely routine", the UK foreign secretary says.
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Pakistan set England huge target

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 13:27
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

England face a mammoth task to avoid a series whitewash after Azhar Ali's composed 157 keeps Pakistan in control of the third Test in Dubai.
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Man, 104, is 'oldest' new citizen

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 11:32

A 104-year-old man is thought to be the oldest person to have become a new British citizen after a ceremony held at Surrey County Council's headquarters.
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Syria veto a mistake, says Hague

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 11:27
related countries: China China, Russia Russia, Syria Syria

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague says China and Russia will be "held responsible" for violence in Syria after vetoing a UN resolution condemning government repression.
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Triesman welcomes Terry decision

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 10:21

Former FA chief Lord Triesman tells the BBC it was right to strip John Terry of the England captaincy.
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Warning as heavy snowfall hits UK

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 1:32

Snow has fallen across much of the UK, with up to 10cm expected in places, causing disruption to flights and leaving roads treacherous.
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Fresh protests at Syrian embassy

Sunday, February 5th 2012, 1:10
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

Fresh protests take place at the Syrian embassy in London over President Assad's regime.
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Lancaster praises English spirit

Saturday, February 4th 2012, 21:00

Interim England boss Stuart Lancaster praises the attitude of his side after they beat Scotland at Murrayfield for the first time since 2004.
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Younus and Azhar punish England

Saturday, February 4th 2012, 13:26
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Younus Khan hits an unbeaten century to move Pakistan closer to a series whitewash over England on the second day of the third Test.
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Arrests at Syrian embassy protest

Saturday, February 4th 2012, 9:21
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

Six people were arrested overnight during a protest at the Syrian embassy in London over an alleged massacre in Homs, Scotland Yard says.
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FBI probes Anonymous phone hack

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 23:45
related countries: United States United States

The FBI investigates how activists linked to Anonymous obtained a recording of a phone call between US and UK police on their operations against hacking.
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Hackers breach FBI-UK police call

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 20:54

Hackers Anonymous release a recording of an intercepted conference call between the FBI and UK police discussing their efforts to fight hacking.
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Robshaw relishing Scotland battle

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 20:04

Chris Robshaw says England's young side will not be daunted by Saturday's Six Nations opener at Murrayfield.
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Temperatures 'set to reach -12'

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 19:09

The UK is set for another bitterly cold night with temperatures plunging again, say weather forecasters.
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Anderson denies confidence crisis

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 16:11
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

James Anderson says there is no crisis of confidence in the England batting line-up, despite another stuttering display against Pakistan.
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England falter as wickets tumble

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 13:53
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

England's batsmen again fail to support their bowlers as 16 wickets fall on day one of the third Test against Pakistan in Dubai.
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Uganda signs oil production deal

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 13:06
related countries: China China, France France, Uganda Uganda
related places: London

Oil production is set to start in Uganda after a deal is signed between the government and London-based Tullow oil, which also draws in Chinese and French firms.
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Super League is 'better than NRL'

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 12:15

Australians Joel Monaghan and Brett Finch say England's Super League is more attractive than their home competition.
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Service sector sees strong growth

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 11:01

The UK's service sector grew at its fastest rate since March 2011 in January, according to a closely watched survey.
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Terry stripped of captaincy by FA

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 10:56

John Terry is stripped of the England captaincy, the Football Association has confirmed.
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Legionella Britons die in Spain

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 8:58
related countries: Spain Spain

Three British men die and three more people remain in hospital after contracting Legionnaires' disease while on holiday in Spain, a tour company says.
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GP leaders turn backs on NHS plan

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 5:00

The Royal College of GPs calls for the health bill to be scrapped, heaping more pressure on the government's controversial reforms in England.
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UK recession looms, says report

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 0:02

The UK will enter recession in the first half of the year as households continue to cut back, says the National Institute of Economic and Social Research.
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FA discussing Terry captain role

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 20:18

Football Association bosses are debating whether John Terry should be allowed to remain England captain.
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William ready for Falklands duty

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 17:10
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Cambridge

The Duke of Cambridge arrives in the Falklands for a tour of duty as an RAF pilot amid tensions between the UK and Argentina over the islands.
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Hook wants Six Nations redemption

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 15:59
related countries: Ireland Ireland

James Hook insists his World Cup troubles are behind him as he could return to the fly-half role for Wales' Six Nations opener in Ireland.
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Trio to make England Test debuts

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 13:43

Phil Dowson, Brad Barritt and Owen Farrell will make their Test debuts for England in their Six Nations opener against Scotland.
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Alarm over north Cyprus gay cases

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 12:30
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Turkey Turkey

Euro MPs voice alarm after two men are arrested in Turkish-controlled northern Cyprus under a British-era law criminalising gay sex.
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UK's foreign minister in Somalia

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 12:10
related countries: Somalia Somalia

William Hague calls for renewed pressure against Islamist militants, as he becomes the first British foreign secretary to visit Somalia for 20 years.
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Asian TV characters 'stereotyped'

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 8:26
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia is more forward-thinking than the UK when it comes to portraying ethnic minorities in soaps, says Neighbours actor Sachin Joab.
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Prostate drug too costly for NHS

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 0:01

A drug which could extend the life of prostate cancer patients is too expensive to be used on the NHS in England and Wales, a health watchdog says.
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Assange appeals 'invalid' warrant

Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 18:52
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, launches his appeal against extradition to Sweden at the Supreme Court, says the arrest warrant is "invalid and unenforceable".
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Four admit planning London bomb

Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 14:19
related places: London

Four men have admitted planning an al-Qaeda inspired plot to detonate a bomb at the London Stock Exchange.
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Criticism over Goodwin 'hysteria'

Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 13:24

Figures from the business world hit out at a decision to strip former Royal Bank of Scotland boss Fred Goodwin of his knighthood.
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