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Supreme Court hears Assange case

Friday, December 16th 2011, 15:06
related countries: Sweden Sweden

The UK Supreme Court says that it will consider an appeal by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange against extradition to Sweden.
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UK to join eurozone deal talks

Friday, December 16th 2011, 14:07

The UK will join talks over what should be in a eurozone fiscal pact, despite refusing to sign up to it, as a French finance minister adds to criticism of the UK's economy.
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Writer Christopher Hitchens dies

Friday, December 16th 2011, 13:48

British-born author, literary critic and journalist Christopher Hitchens dies in a Texas hospital, aged 62, after suffering from cancer.
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Russell Brand lands US TV series

Friday, December 16th 2011, 10:29
related countries: United States United States

British comedian and actor Russell Brand lands a TV series in the US, it is announced.
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Hospital dementia care 'lacking'

Friday, December 16th 2011, 0:46

Hospitals in England and Wales are falling short in the care given to dementia patients, a review says.
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Court explains acquittal of Knox

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 22:51
related countries: Italy Italy

Lack of motive and faulty evidence led to the acquittal of Amanda Knox of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher, an Italian court says.
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Military to provide 2012 security

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 21:05

Up to 13,500 military personnel will help to provide security at the London 2012 Olympic Games, the Ministry of Defence has announced.
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French call to downgrade UK first

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 18:27
related countries: France France

French central bank head Christian Noyer says ratings agencies should downgrade the UK before France because its economy is weaker.
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Live - Europa League

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 17:13

Tottenham, Birmingham and Celtic bow out of the Europa League on a disappointing night for British football.
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PM vows 'problem family' action

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 13:43

David Cameron outlines plans for a network of "troubleshooters" to give more focused support to England's most troubled families.
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Paris museum buys Bronte treasure

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 13:34
related countries: France France

A French museum wins a bidding war for an unpublished Charlotte Bronte manuscript, dashing hopes that it could return to the author's former home.
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Schools 'fail slow-start pupils'

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 11:18

Three-quarters of children who make a slow start at primary schools in England fail to catch up by the time they leave, school league table data shows.
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Arrest in police payments probe

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 10:12

A 37-year-old woman has been arrested in Surrey over alleged payments to police officers, Scotland Yard says.
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November retail sales fall 0.4%

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 9:48

UK retail sales volumes fell by 0.4% in November, official figures show, despite heavy discounting by stores
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NHS 'in need of major overhaul'

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 0:43

Financial difficulties will force NHS services in England to undergo major reorganisations which could hit the poorest the hardest, MPs say.
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VIDEO: Merkel says UK a key part of EU

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 22:58
related countries: Germany Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel has told German MPs that the UK will remain a strong EU partner, despite its decision not to sign up to an EU summit deal.
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British man floods French villa

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 21:02
related countries: France France, United States United States

A British man causes thousands of euros worth of damage after appropriating a luxury villa on the French coast to seduce an American girl, media reports say.
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Four jockeys banned in BHA probe

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 19:03

Jockeys Paul Doe and Greg Fairley have been banned from racing for 12 years for "not riding a horse to its merits" after an investigation found 11 people guilty of corrupt or fraudulent practices.
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Tevez unlikely to stay in England

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 16:31
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Manchester City would be very reluctant to sell Argentina forward Carlos Tevez to a Premier League rival, BBC Sport has learnt.
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Unemployment increases to 2.64m

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 16:31

UK unemployment rose by 128,000 in the three months to October to 2.64 million, as youth unemployment hits a new record high.
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FA contacts GB Olympics players

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 15:29

The Football Association will write to potential Team GB players to ask whether they want to participate at London 2012.
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Merkel says UK a key part of EU

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 15:13
related countries: Germany Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel tells German MPs the UK will remain a strong EU partner, despite its decision not to sign up to an EU summit deal.
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Export ban fails to save treasure

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 13:23

Treasures worth more than £65m will all leave the UK because funds could not be raised to save them from export, a government report reveals.
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Diamond Jubilee plan is unveiled

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 11:49
related places: Edinburgh

Royal plans to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012 are unveiled, with the monarch and the Duke of Edinburgh set to travel widely across the UK.
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OFT to study car insurance costs

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 9:19

The cost of motor insurance in the UK is to be investigated fully by the Office of Fair Trading.
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Thomas Cook to close 200 branches

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 9:17

Travel firm Thomas Cook says it will close 200 UK stores over the next two years as it reports a £398m annual loss.
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Many diabetes deaths 'avoidable'

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 7:35

Up to 24,000 deaths from diabetes could be avoided in England every year, if patients and doctors controlled the condition better, a report suggests.
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'Most wanted' riot suspect images

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 0:09
related places: London

Scotland Yard releases images of the 213 "most wanted" suspects in the investigation into rioting across London in August.
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UK 'made compromise impossible'

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 18:16

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso says the UK's demands on financial services would have risked the single market.
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Redknapp to resist England - Levy

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 16:14

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is not interested in taking on the England manager's role "at the present time" according to his club chairman Daniel Levy.
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Fletcher takes 'extended break'

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 15:52

Manchester United and Scotland midfielder Darren Fletcher is taking an extended break from football for health reasons.
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Germany's sorrow at British veto

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 15:41
related countries: Germany Germany

German sorrow at UK's new position in Europe
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Police corruption 'not endemic'

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 13:04

A report into police corruption in England, Wales and Northern Ireland says it is not endemic but does not give forces a "clean bill of health".
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Powell to make British indoor bow

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 13:00
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell will make his British indoor debut at the Birmingham Grand Prix on 18 February.
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Heavy rain leads to flood alerts

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 10:14

Strong winds and heavy rain hit much of Wales overnight as 22 flood alerts remain in place on Tuesday morning.
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UK inflation rate falls to 4.8%

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 9:38

The rate of Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation in the UK fell to 4.8% in November, from 5% the month before, figures show.
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Ambulances 'facing delays at A&E'

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 1:32

Ambulances in England are facing major delays dropping off emergency patients at hospital, the BBC has learnt.
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UK job outlook at three-year low

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 0:10

The recruitment outlook during the first quarter of 2012 is at its lowest level for three years, according to a survey by Manpower.
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Weather warnings issued across UK

Monday, December 12th 2011, 21:39

Weather warnings are in place for much of the UK, with strong winds, heavy rain and snow predicted into Tuesday.
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Man jailed for children's murders

Monday, December 12th 2011, 19:44
related places: London

A man who boasted that he would one day do something the world would talk about is jailed for life for stabbing his son and daughter to death.
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Wilkinson retires from Test rugby

Monday, December 12th 2011, 18:21

England's 2003 World Cup-winning fly-half Jonny Wilkinson announces his retirement from international rugby union.
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Cameron defends EU veto decision

Monday, December 12th 2011, 18:12

David Cameron says he negotiated "in good faith" at the EU summit as he explains his actions in a statement to MPs - although Deputy PM Nick Clegg decides not to take his seat alongside the PM.
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PM urges king to reform Bahrain

Monday, December 12th 2011, 15:44
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Prime Minister David Cameron urges Bahrain's king to implement concrete reforms after a damning human rights report.
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Virgin and BA in battle for BMI

Monday, December 12th 2011, 15:34

The owner of British Midland International (BMI), Lufthansa, says it has not yet decided on a buyer for the carrier.
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UK set 'to face bigger downturn'

Monday, December 12th 2011, 13:18

The UK and eurozone economies will contract sharply in 2012, economists at Standard Chartered bank forecast.
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Verheijen comments shock Roberts

Monday, December 12th 2011, 10:53

Assistant manager Raymond Verheijen's comments on leading Wales after Gary Speed are "selfish", according to ex-striker Iwan Roberts.
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Amy Winehouse tops UK album chart

Monday, December 12th 2011, 10:22

Amy Winehouse's posthumous album, Lioness: Hidden Treasures, tops the UK album chart in its first week of release.
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Missing Doctor Who episodes found

Monday, December 12th 2011, 9:51
related places: London

Two missing episodes from the BBC's science fiction series Doctor Who are presented at the British Film Institute in London.
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The Americans occupying the London Stock Exchange

Monday, December 12th 2011, 0:38

The Americans camping out at the London Stock Exchange
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Clegg says veto 'bad for Britain'

Sunday, December 11th 2011, 17:41
related places: Cameron

The deputy prime minister says David Cameron's blocking of EU treaty changes could leave the UK "marginalised", but says the PM was put in a "very difficult position" by his own backbenchers.
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Big business deeply troubled by Cameron's veto

Sunday, December 11th 2011, 17:24
related places: Cameron

UK business troubled by the PM's euro move, says Robert Peston
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FSA 'to admit to bank failings'

Sunday, December 11th 2011, 11:12

The UK's financial regulator will criticise its own role in a report into the circumstances surrounding the collapse of the Royal Bank of Scotland, the BBC learns.
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Osborne says EU veto protects UK

Saturday, December 10th 2011, 20:13

Chancellor George Osborne says David Cameron's decision to veto changes to the European Union treaty has "helped protect Britain's economic interests".
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Live - Saturday football

Saturday, December 10th 2011, 15:15
related places: Liverpool, Newcastle

Arsenal, Man Utd, Liverpool and Wigan all secure precious wins but Newcastle lose at Norwich on a busy day of Premier League football alongside a host of lower league and Scottish Premier action.
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Live - Saturday football

Saturday, December 10th 2011, 13:00
related places: Liverpool, Newcastle

Seven Premier League matches involving Arsenal, Liverpool, Man Utd and Newcastle take place on a busy Saturday, alongside a full Championship, lower league and Scottish football programme.
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Engineers battle to restore power

Saturday, December 10th 2011, 10:23

Engineers work through the night to reconnect thousands of homes left without electricity by severe storms in Scotland.
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Storm leaves 30,000 without power

Friday, December 9th 2011, 20:04

Engineers are battling to reconnect about 30,000 homes still left without power after Thursday's storms.
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Euro crisis: Europe reacts with anger

Friday, December 9th 2011, 18:42

British rejection of budget pact draws European ire
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Cameron defends EU treaty 'veto'

Friday, December 9th 2011, 17:32

The prime minister says he was right to block an EU-wide treaty change to tackle the eurozone crisis, despite warnings it will leave the UK isolated.
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UK alone as EU agrees fiscal deal

Friday, December 9th 2011, 16:37
related countries: Hungary Hungary

EU leaders say the UK is now the only country not backing a tax and budget pact on the eurozone debt crisis, after Hungary changes its stance.
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African Queen boat to be restored

Friday, December 9th 2011, 13:05

The British-built boat that co-starred with Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn in 1951 film The African Queen is to be restored and will sail again.
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VIDEO: 'If you're not at the table, you're on the menu'

Friday, December 9th 2011, 12:55
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

As EU leaders lined up for a group photoshoot following talks in Brussels, doubts remained about the future of the single currency, and the UK's role in Europe.
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LMFAO song top track on iTunes

Friday, December 9th 2011, 10:50

The group's track Party Rock Anthem is the best-selling song on iTunes UK in 2011 beating Adele and Maroon 5.
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Climate talks 'at decision time'

Friday, December 9th 2011, 10:06

The UK's Climate Change Secretary issues a call to arms for a credible and binding deal at a UN climate summit in Durban, warning that time runs short.
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Sportsday Live - Friday 9 December

Friday, December 9th 2011, 7:59

Sportsday Live featuring Nemanja Vidic's season-ending injury, the England winter tour cricket squad announcement, weekend football team news, plus more.
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British soldier dies of injuries

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 20:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Birmingham

A British soldier has died in hospital in Birmingham from injuries sustained in Afghanistan on Tuesday, the Ministry of Defence says.
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PM's veto warning over EU talks

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 20:40

David Cameron says he will have "no hesitation" in vetoing a proposed new European Union treaty if it does not offer a "good deal" for the UK, ahead of a crucial summit.
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Storm blackout hitting thousands

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 19:51

Police tell people in Scotland not to travel, as severe winds of up to 165mph hit the country, leaving more than 50,000 people without power.
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Reform call over exam cheat claim

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 18:01

The government is calling for a reform of the exam system after inquiries were launched in England and Wales into allegations of cheating.
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In pictures: Scotland's storm

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 14:44

Scotland is battered by huge winter storm
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Lancaster to take England reins

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 14:18

Stuart Lancaster will head up England's interim coaching team for the Six Nations, supported by Graham Rowntree and Andy Farrell.
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AUDIO: Former stalker: 'It was like an impulse'

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 13:24
related countries: Australia Australia

A former stalker from Australia speaks about her experience of stalking and why she thinks the new National Stalking Clinic for England and Wales is a good idea.
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Council tax rises referendum plan

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 12:58

Any local authority in England wanting to raise council tax by more than 3.5% next year must consult the public in a referendum, the government has said.
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Bank holds interest rates at 0.5%

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 12:28

The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee holds UK interest rates at 0.5% and no new quantitative easing measures are announced.
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Rooney ban reduced to two games

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 10:12

England striker Wayne Rooney's Euro 2012 ban is reduced to two matches from three after an appeal to Uefa.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 7:59
related places: York

Sportsday Live features news of Wayne Rooney's reduced ban at Euro 2012, updates from the UK Championship in York, Stuart Lancaster's appointment as Interim Head Coach of England, plus more.
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UK border staff in Eurostar row

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 2:41
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Lille

British border staff have faced threats of arrest by Belgian police for trying to tackle the "Lille loophole" which allows people to enter the UK illegally.
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Tory pressure on PM over EU deal

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 23:12

David Cameron says he will fight to protect the UK national interest over a new EU Treaty - as his party's calls for a referendum grow.
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Bahrain blows up 'parcel from UK'

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 21:41

Bahrain says staff at its airport have detonated a package of bomb-making materials sent from Britain via Dubai.
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UK 'loses five years of growth'

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 15:03

Economic growth in the UK "remains subdued" and output will not reach 2008 levels until 2013, the National Institute for Economic and Social Research says.
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Albanian torture suspect missing

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 13:59
related countries: Albania Albania
related places: London

A former Albanian intelligence chief wanted for torture and kidnapping has jumped bail and gone missing in London.
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Mulcaire in 'phone hack arrest'

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 13:05

A 41-year-old man arrested as part of Scotland Yard's phone-hacking inquiry is understood to be private investigator Glenn Mulcaire.
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UK receives windy weather warning

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 12:55

The UK is likely to be hit by strong winds across much of the country which may make transport conditions hazardous, the BBC Weather Centre warns.
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Olympic role for Underworld duo

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 12:18

Dance act Underworld are appointed music directors for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, working alongside director Danny Boyle.
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Rave reviews for Donmar's Richard

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 11:05
related places: London

Critics are wowed by the Donmar Warehouse's new staging of Richard II, Michael Grandage's final production as the London theatre's artistic director.
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Factory output falls in October

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 10:12

The UK's industrial and manufacturing output both fell at their fastest pace for six months in October, figures show.
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Sportsday Live - Wednesday 7 December

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 8:01
related places: Chelsea, York


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Lifestyle 'behind 40% of cancers'

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 7:04

Over 40% of cancers diagnosed each year in the UK are caused by avoidable lifestyle choices like smoking, drinking and eating the wrong things, a review reveals.
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Patient views at NHS goals' core

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 3:16

Patient surveys are to be part of new goals to measure the quality of care received in the NHS in England, Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has said.
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PM 'may refuse to sign EU treaty'

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 23:16

David Cameron says he will not sign any reworked EU treaty designed to solve the eurozone crisis if it does not contain safeguards to protect UK interests.
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BA says air duty will hurt jobs

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 22:45

British Airways (BA) has said it will take on fewer people next year as a result of the government's decision to continue with a planned rise in Air Passenger Duty.
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Radcliffe attacks ceremony budget

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 19:26

Paula Radcliffe describes the decision to double the budget for the opening and closing ceremonies at the London 2012 Olympics as "frivolous".
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Radcliffe attacks ceremony budget

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 19:26

Paula Radcliffe describes the decision to double the budget for the opening and closing ceremonies at the London 2012 Olympics as "frivolous".
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Karzai flies home after bombings

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 18:47
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul, Mazar

Afghan President Hamid Karzai cancels a trip to the UK to return home after Tuesday's attacks targeting Shia Muslims which killed 58 people.
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Ukraine surprise at England base

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 18:02
related countries: Poland Poland, Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's Deputy Prime Minister says he is "surprised" by England's decision to base themselves in Poland during the Euro 2012 finals, despite playing all three group matches in Ukraine.
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S Lanka under fire over PR firm

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 17:43
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka strongly denounces a report in British newspaper which says a leading lobbying company wrote a speech on behalf of the president.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 17:00
related places: Fulham, Liverpool


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Tom Petty to headline UK festival

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 13:31
related countries: United States United States

US rockers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are to play their first major UK gig in 20 years next year, it is announced.
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Marathon trio secure 2012 places

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 11:03

Marathon trio Paula Radcliffe, Mara Yamauchi and Scott Overall are selected as the first members of the Great Britain athletics team for the London 2012 Olympics.
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More care home firms 'may fail'

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 8:08

The government should do more to monitor the finances of England's care home companies if another crisis like Southern Cross is to be avoided, MPs say.
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