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UK 'needs investment from China'

Sunday, October 18th 2015, 19:17
related countries: China China

China's ambassador to the UK says he hopes a deal to build a nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point will be announced during this week's state visit.
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Staunton's Gypsy wins theatre awards

Sunday, October 18th 2015, 18:25
related places: London

Imelda Staunton's stage musical Gypsy is the big winner at the UK Theatre Awards, which honour the best theatre created outside London.
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Australia 35-34 Scotland

Sunday, October 18th 2015, 17:32
related countries: Australia Australia

A Bernard Foley penalty in the final minute of the game gives Australia victory over Scotland in a superb World Cup quarter-final.
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Ruddock: Wales underpowered in scrum

Sunday, October 18th 2015, 15:05

An "underpowered" scrum without the likes of Adam Jones and Richard Hibbard cost Wales at World Cup, says ex-coach Mike Ruddock.
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2002 memo suggests Blair Iraq backing

Sunday, October 18th 2015, 11:03
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

Ex-UK PM Tony Blair would support the US if military action was needed in Iraq, a top US official claimed in a memo written a year before the war.
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Bishops urge PM to accept more refugees

Sunday, October 18th 2015, 10:19
related countries: Syria Syria

Eighty-four Church of England bishops reveal they wrote to David Cameron last month urging him to accept at least 50,000 refugees from Syria by 2020.
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Blanchett picks up BFI accolade

Sunday, October 18th 2015, 10:16

Oscar-winner Cate Blanchett receives the BFI Fellowship at the London Film Festival Awards.
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Junior doctors stage contracts protest

Saturday, October 17th 2015, 17:32
related places: London

Junior doctors stage a protest in London as the health secretary accuses the BMA of misleading its members over planned changes to their contracts.
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South Africa 23-19 Wales

Saturday, October 17th 2015, 17:01
related places: Twickenham

The Springboks advance to the semi-finals of the Rugby World Cup after a breathless victory over Wales at Twickenham.
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Sturgeon: 'Judge SNP on its record'

Saturday, October 17th 2015, 15:43

Voters at next May's Scottish Parliament election should judge the SNP on its record in government, party leader Nicola Sturgeon tells her conference.
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England fall short in agonising draw

Saturday, October 17th 2015, 15:26
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Abu Dhabi

England are denied an unlikely victory by fading light in an extraordinary conclusion to the first Test in Abu Dhabi.
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Ford & Gray have bans overturned

Saturday, October 17th 2015, 13:44

Ross Ford and Jonny Gray are free to play with immediate effect after Scotland successfully appeal against three-week bans.
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BMA 'misleading' doctors over contract

Saturday, October 17th 2015, 13:44
related places: London

The health secretary accuses the BMA of misleading junior doctors over planned changes to their contracts in England as they start a protest in London.
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Briton jailed for US terror offences

Friday, October 16th 2015, 23:10
related countries: United States United States

A British man who admitted plotting to set up an extremist training camp in the US is sentenced to 20 years in prison.
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Tata Steel 'set to cut 1,200 jobs'

Friday, October 16th 2015, 21:12

Tata Steel is to announce 1,200 job cuts at its UK steel operations next week.
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Strachan signs new Scotland deal

Friday, October 16th 2015, 17:14

Gordon Strachan signs a two-year contract extension as Scotland manager and remains in charge for the World Cup.
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Cook hits 263 to give England lead

Friday, October 16th 2015, 15:08
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Alastair Cook plays the longest innings by an Englishman to help England lead Pakistan by 46 runs in the first Test.
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Australia without Pocock and Folau

Friday, October 16th 2015, 14:33
related countries: Israel Israel

Australia's David Pocock and Israel Folau miss out against Scotland in the World Cup quarter-final through injury.
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Home nations target World Cup semis

Friday, October 16th 2015, 12:56
related places: Cardiff, Twickenham

Wales, Ireland and Scotland aim for the World Cup semi-finals on a seismic weekend of rugby in Twickenham and Cardiff.
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Cheika expects 'painful' Scots tie

Friday, October 16th 2015, 12:38
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia head coach Michael Cheika expects a physical encounter with Scotland in Sunday's World Cup quarter-final.
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Outside review of Met's Brittan conduct

Friday, October 16th 2015, 12:10

Another police force is asked to review Scotland Yard's handling of abuse allegations against Lord Brittan, to ensure it was "properly conducted".
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Two UK-bound migrants die in two days

Friday, October 16th 2015, 9:00
related countries: France France
related places: Calais

Two migrants, thought to be trying to reach the UK from Calais in France, are killed over past two days, bringing to 16 the number who have died since June.
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Aladdin comes to the West End

Friday, October 16th 2015, 8:58
related places: London, West End

After weeks of rumours, it is confirmed that Disney's musical Aladdin will open in London's West End in June next year.
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Wales driven by 2011 pain - Gatland

Friday, October 16th 2015, 6:59
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Head coach Warren Gatland says Wales are motivated by the pain of World Cup 2011 as they prepare to face South Africa.
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Unions demand UK steel industry help

Friday, October 16th 2015, 6:00

Unions are to demand ministers take urgent action to save the UK steel industry at a crisis summit called after a major plant in Teesside closed.
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VIDEO: Finding the beauty of Scottish football

Thursday, October 15th 2015, 23:13

Scottish football may be struggling, but photographer Colin McPherson has found its beauty.
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Two new Lockerbie suspects identified

Thursday, October 15th 2015, 21:18
related places: Lockerbie

Scottish prosecutors want to interview two Libyans - including ex-dictator Colonel Gaddafi's brother-in-law - they have identified as suspects over the Lockerbie bombing that killed 270 people.
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School wins architecture's top prize

Thursday, October 15th 2015, 19:50
related places: London

A £41m girls' secondary school in south London has won the Riba Stirling Prize, the UK's most prestigious architecture award.
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UK spy kit 'used on Uganda dissidents'

Thursday, October 15th 2015, 15:09
related countries: Uganda Uganda

A UK-based company sold surveillance technology to Uganda where it was used to crush political opponents of the president and gather information for blackmail, according to documents seen by BBC Newsnight.
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Captain Cook leads England reply

Thursday, October 15th 2015, 14:17
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Abu Dhabi

Alastair Cook hits an unbeaten 168 as England reach 290-3, trailing Pakistan by 233 in the first Test in Abu Dhabi.
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'Five million' fraud cases in past year

Thursday, October 15th 2015, 13:01

There were 5.1 million incidents of fraud and 2.5 million of cyber crime in England and Wales in the past year, estimates suggest.
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Morgan starts at centre for Wales

Thursday, October 15th 2015, 10:28
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Centre Tyler Morgan and Dan Lydiate are in Wales' starting XV for Saturday's World Cup quarter-final against South Africa.
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Safety 'big concern' in NHS and care

Thursday, October 15th 2015, 8:35

Safety in the NHS and care sectors in England is a "significant concern", with particular problems in hospitals, inspectors are warning.
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Blanchett highlights 'great roles' for women

Thursday, October 15th 2015, 8:26

Cate Blanchett, whose latest film Carol has had its UK premiere, says there's a "swathe of great roles for women" in film.
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Price of Football revealed

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 22:12

The cost of watching football in the UK has dropped or remained the same for the majority of fans, a BBC study finds.
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Juncker: No huge progress in UK talks

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 16:22

UK and and EU negotiators have not made "huge progress" in their pre-referendum talks, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker says.
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Ebola nurse now 'critically ill'

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 15:35

Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey, who is being treated for complications from Ebola, is now "critically ill" after her condition deteriorates.
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Pakistan in control against England

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 14:19
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Shoaib Malik's 245 puts Pakistan in control against England, who survive a testing final session on day two of the first Test.
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BBC bids to keep The Voice on air

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 13:40

The BBC denies reports that it has axed The Voice UK, saying it has put in a bid to keep the talent show for another two series.
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Gossip: 'RFU warned about Lancaster'

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 12:31
related places: Lancaster

RFU warned not to appoint Stuart Lancaster, Schwarzenegger quotes used to inspire England, Japan's heroes' return, plus more.
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Pietersen open to England role

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 12:12

Kevin Pietersen says he is open to a coaching role with England but says some players are worried about asking his advice.
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Thieves net £20m in online banking raid

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 10:50

The UK's National Crime Agency says cyber-attackers have stolen more than £20m from British bank accounts.
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Pietersen back on wing to face Wales

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 9:10
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Twickenham

JP Pietersen is South Africa's only starting change for Saturday's World Cup quarter-final against Wales at Twickenham.
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UK unemployment rate falls to 5.4%

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 8:42

The UK unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low of 5.4% in the three months to August, official figures show.
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Injured Finn out of England tour

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 8:38
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

England pace bowler Steven Finn is ruled out of the Test and one-day series against Pakistan with a foot injury.
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Ford and Gray banned for World Cup

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 20:54
related countries: Australia Australia

Scotland forwards Ross Ford and Jonny Gray will miss the rest of the World Cup after being banned for foul play.
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Libor trial of UK bankers begins in US

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 18:05
related countries: United States United States

Jury selection began in the trial of two Brits accused of manipulating international lending rates.
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Khan may turn from Pacquiao to Brook

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 16:43
related places: Brook

Amir Khan raises the prospect of an all-British fight against Kell Brook, as his hopes of a match with legendary fighter Manny Pacquiao diminish.
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UK pulls out of £5.9m Saudi jail deal

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 16:06
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The UK government withdraws from a controversial £5.9m deal to provide expertise to Saudi Arabia's prison service.
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The Martian flies high in film chart

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 14:47

Space epic The Martian, in which Matt Damon plays an astronaut stranded on Mars, is the top film at UK box offices for a second week.
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PM to write over Saudi alcohol case

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 14:46
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

David Cameron will write to the Saudi Arabian government about the case of a UK pensioner imprisoned for possessing alcohol, Downing Street says.
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UK inflation rate turns negative again

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 14:01

Inflation as measured by Consumer Prices Index fell to -0.1% in September, partly due to falling fuel prices, official figures show.
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Pakistan's Malik punishes England

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 13:53

Shoaib Malik marks his first Test for five years with a century as Pakistan reach 286-4 against England in Abu Dhabi.
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VIDEO: GB athlete Bosworth comes out as gay

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 8:15
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

Tom Bosworth tells the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire why he has chosen now to be the first British athlete to come out as gay.
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Wales call up Ospreys wing Walker

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 7:55
related places: Walker

Ospreys wing Eli Walker is called into Wales' World Cup squad following Liam Williams' tournament-ending injury.
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Whittingdale backs BBC music stations

Monday, October 12th 2015, 22:35

The culture secretary plays down fears over the future of BBC music stations, calling them "absolutely essential" to UK music.
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Lithuania 0-3 England

Monday, October 12th 2015, 21:45
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania

England complete a perfect Euro 2016 qualifying campaign as an experimental side eases past Lithuania in Vilnius.
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Hyslop outlines 'federal BBC' proposals

Monday, October 12th 2015, 19:06

Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop outlines the Scottish government's proposals for a new federal BBC at a meeting with the corporation's head.
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400,000 VW cars in UK need engine fix

Monday, October 12th 2015, 17:40

About 400,000 Volkswagen cars in the UK will need fuel injectors altered as well as a software fix, its UK boss said.
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'Patriotic' call to remain in the EU

Monday, October 12th 2015, 16:52

Staying in the EU can be the "patriotic course for Britain", former M&S boss Lord Rose says as he launches the campaign for the UK to remain a member.
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Briton wins Nobel economics prize

Monday, October 12th 2015, 16:24

British academic Angus Deaton has been awarded the Nobel economics prize for 2015 for his analysis of consumption, poverty, and welfare.
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Police stop guarding Assange embassy

Monday, October 12th 2015, 15:45
related places: London

Police stop guarding the Ecuadorean embassy where Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has sought refuge since 2012.
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Pakistan series 'hardest by a mile'

Monday, October 12th 2015, 15:41
related countries: Australia Australia, South Africa South Africa

Facing Pakistan in the UAE will be harder for England than taking on Australia or South Africa, says Michael Vaughan.
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IS fatwa 'inspired UK beheading plot'

Monday, October 12th 2015, 14:27

Three men accused of plotting a beheading as part of a UK terror attack were inspired by a fatwa issued by the Islamic State group, a court hears.
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Compost and soil fill Tate's Turbine

Monday, October 12th 2015, 14:09
related places: London

More than 23 tonnes of soil and compost fill Tate Modern's Turbine Hall in the latest installation to occupy the famous space in London.
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Facebook paid £4,327 corporation tax

Monday, October 12th 2015, 11:36

Social network giant Facebook paid just £4,327 in corporation tax in 2014, its latest UK results show.
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VIDEO: London church offering HIV tests

Monday, October 12th 2015, 9:53
related places: London

John McManus reports on a London church offering HIV tests to the black African community.
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Russia summons UK defence attache

Monday, October 12th 2015, 9:46
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia summoned a UK diplomat to explain reports that RAF pilots had been authorised to shoot down Russian aircraft in the Middle East.
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Migrant response too narrow - ex-judges

Monday, October 12th 2015, 8:00

Top former judges and lawyers criticise the UK government's response to the migrant crisis as "too slow and narrow", in a letter signed by 300 people.
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Hodgson dismisses 'easy cap' claims

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 21:32

England manager Roy Hodgson dismisses the claims that it has never been easier to win an international call-up.
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Farage: I back both EU 'Out' campaigns

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 15:59

UKIP leader Nigel Farage says he is backing both groups campaigning for the UK to vote to leave the EU.
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Bale: Wales success may top Real win

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 15:14
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Real

Gareth Bale says qualifying for Euro 2016 with Wales might be better than winning the Champions League with Real Madrid.
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Michael Winner's widow attacked in raid

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 13:57
related places: London

The widow of film director and Sunday Times columnist Michael Winner is beaten with an iron bar during a raid at her home in London.
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Grangemouth firm buys North Sea fields

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 11:22
related countries: Russia Russia

Twelve North Sea gas fields are sold by the Russian oligarch who bought them earlier last year but was forced by the UK Government to sell them.
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Celebrations as Wales team due home

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 8:36
related places: Cardiff

A triumphant Wales football team will fly into Cardiff to join the celebrations after reaching their first major football tournament since 1958.
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'Witchcraft' abuse cases on the rise

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 7:42
related places: London

Child abuse linked to exorcism and accusations of witchcraft is on the rise, particularly in London, figures obtained by the BBC suggest
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VIDEO: Can energy be stored in air-filled caves?

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 6:30

A sustainable energy project in Northern Ireland is proving controversial, as Andy Martin reports.
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Coleman hails 'dream' qualification

Saturday, October 10th 2015, 21:32

Wales manager Chris Coleman says reaching the finals of Euro 2016 "means everything" to him and the players.
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Scotland get it right when it counts

Saturday, October 10th 2015, 18:50
related countries: Samoa Samoa

At a critical time, Greig Laidlaw and his Scotland team-mates got it exactly right against Samoa, writes Tom English.
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Australia 15-6 Wales

Saturday, October 10th 2015, 17:48
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Australia top World Cup Pool A with a 15-6 victory over Wales, who now face South Africa in the quarter-finals.
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Fitzpatrick retains share of lead

Saturday, October 10th 2015, 17:13
related places: Woburn

England's Matthew Fitzpatrick shares the British Masters lead with Kiradech Aphibarnrat after three rounds at Woburn.
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Cotter hails 'outstanding' Laidlaw

Saturday, October 10th 2015, 16:56

Head coach Vern Cotter lauds his "outstanding" captain Greig Laidlaw after Scotland reach the World Cup quarter-finals.
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Samoa 33-36 Scotland

Saturday, October 10th 2015, 15:27
related countries: Samoa Samoa
related places: Ford

Scotland will play Australia in the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals after a pulsating triumph over Samoa at St James' Park.
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Konta back to winning ways in Linz

Saturday, October 10th 2015, 13:09
related countries: Austria Austria, United States United States
related places: Linz

British number one Johanna Konta beats Anna Tatishvili of the USA in the first round of qualifying in Linz, Austria.
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Ex-M&S boss to lead pro-EU campaign

Saturday, October 10th 2015, 8:42

Lord Stuart Rose, ex-chief executive of M&S, says leaving the EU would be a "leap into the unknown", as he becomes leader of the In Campaign.
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Bieber back on top in singles chart

Friday, October 9th 2015, 16:49

Justin Bieber becomes only the fourth music artist in UK history to have the same single to hit number one on three separate occasions.
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Ebola nurse 'in serious condition'

Friday, October 9th 2015, 16:18
related places: London

A Scottish nurse who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone last year is in a "serious condition" after being readmitted to an isolation unit in London.
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RFU denies approach for Mallett

Friday, October 9th 2015, 14:26
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The Rugby Football Union denies former South Africa coach Nick Mallett's claims it sounded him out for the England job.
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Standard Chartered 'to cut 1,000 jobs'

Friday, October 9th 2015, 13:03
related places: London

Standard Chartered bank, the London-based lender that makes most of its profit in Asia, could cut up to 1,000 senior jobs, according to a memo sent to staff.
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NHS deficits hit 'massive' £930m

Friday, October 9th 2015, 11:50

NHS trusts in England have racked up a £930m deficit in the first three months of the financial year - that is more than the entire overspend last year.
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'Unifying' EU exit group launched

Friday, October 9th 2015, 11:49

A new cross-party campaign aimed at taking the UK out of the European Union is launched, the second such group ahead of the EU referendum.
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Construction output drops in August

Friday, October 9th 2015, 10:32

UK construction output fell sharply in August but the UK's trade deficit narrowed, official figures show.
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Central banks 'need to be courageous'

Friday, October 9th 2015, 7:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: Central

Central banks in the UK and the US "need to be courageous" and raise rates, says former Bank of England policymaker Andrew Sentance.
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Moeen and Hales fail for England

Friday, October 9th 2015, 7:08
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Hales

Moeen Ali and Alex Hales both falter in the top order of England's final warm-up match before the first Test against Pakistan.
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'Euro success shows NI's potential'

Friday, October 9th 2015, 6:50

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill says qualifying for Euro 2016 shows his team's potential to achieve even more.
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EastEnders casts transgender actor

Friday, October 9th 2015, 4:28

For the first time in UK soap history EastEnders is casting transgender actor, Riley Carter Millington, to play a transgender role.
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Cases dropped over ill-health or age

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 23:14
related places: More

More than 2,000 suspected criminals avoided prosecution in England and Wales last year because of their ill-health or age, figures show.
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Strachan's focus on team, not future

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 22:53

Gordon Strachan insists it would be "wrong" to discuss his own future after his Scotland side's Euro 2016 hopes ended.
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Hodgson favours Kane as striker

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 22:16
related countries: Estonia Estonia
related places: Wembley

England boss Roy Hodgson says he prefers Harry Kane to Theo Walcott as the team's lead striker.
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Northern Ireland 3-1 Greece

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 20:38
related countries: Greece Greece

Northern Ireland qualify for their first major championships since 1986 by beating Greece 3-1 at Windsor Park.
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