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Live - Federer v Ferrer

Saturday, November 26th 2011, 13:35
related places: London

World number four Roger Federer beats fifth seed David Ferrer in the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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Saturday football as it happened

Saturday, November 26th 2011, 10:00
related places: Blackburn, Stoke

There are wins for Stoke, Everton, Chelsea, Norwich, Wigan and Tottenham, while Manchester United are held at home by Newcastle before Arsenal draw with Fulham on a busy day of football.
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Djokovic has to wait after defeat

Friday, November 25th 2011, 16:40
related places: London

Top seed Novak Djokovic is beaten 3-6 6-3 6-3 by Janko Tipsarevic in the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in London.
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£1bn scheme targets young jobless

Friday, November 25th 2011, 15:50

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says a £1bn plan to provide subsidised work and training placements will "provide hope" to thousands of young people.
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Johnson defends World Cup regime

Friday, November 25th 2011, 14:52

Former England boss Martin Johnson defends his regime following leaked reports into their World Cup failure.
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UK recovery to 'take five years'

Friday, November 25th 2011, 14:28

Bank of England rate-setter Martin Weale says the UK economy will take more than five years to recover and more quantitative easing may be needed.
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Whishaw cast as Q in new 007 film

Friday, November 25th 2011, 12:38

British actor Ben Whishaw is cast as gadget master Q in the new Bond film Skyfall, his agent confirms.
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AUDIO: Higgs Boson hunt '80% complete'

Friday, November 25th 2011, 10:24

Jon Butterworth, professor of physics at University College London and Cern explains that they should know within a year whether or not the elusive Higgs Boson particle really exists or not.
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Matilda proves a hit with critics

Friday, November 25th 2011, 10:15
related places: London, West End

Matilda, comedian Tim Minchin's musical take on the Roald Dahl classic, is a hit with critics as it opens in London's West End.
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Man granted asylum on wanted list

Friday, November 25th 2011, 2:43
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

A tribal leader from an Indonesian province, who was granted asylum in the UK, has been named on an Interpol wanted list, the BBC learns.
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War of words over pension strikes

Friday, November 25th 2011, 0:51

Public sector strikes next week could cost the UK £500m and lead to job losses, say ministers - as unions accuse them of "fantasy economics".
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Nuclear power 'has small support'

Friday, November 25th 2011, 0:18

A poll for the BBC indicates a small and diminishing appetite around the world for building new nuclear reactors, although the UK bucks the trend.
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Worse to come for England - Moore

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 21:29
related places: Moore

Former England hooker Brian Moore says there is worse to come after the RFU's Rob Andrew says English rugby has hit "rock bottom."
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Smith steps down as attack coach

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 14:05

Attack coach Brian Smith resigns after being criticised in the leaked reviews into England's World Cup campaign.
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Live - Federer v Fish

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 13:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: London, Fish

Roger Federer, the only unbeaten man in the tournament, plays American Mardy Fish in his final group match in the World Tour Finals at London's O2 Arena.
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Migration in 2010 at record high

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 12:52

Annual net migration to the UK was 252,000 in 2010 - the highest calendar year figure on record, Office for National Statistics figures show.
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Olympics boycott call over Bhopal

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 12:13
related countries: India India
related places: Bhopal, Delhi

The head of the Indian state where the Bhopal gas disaster occurred urges Delhi to boycott the London Olympics if sponsorship by Dow Chemicals continues.
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Forsyth to make live stage return

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 10:06
related places: London

Sir Bruce Forsyth returns to the London stage in May 2012 for the first time in more than a decade.
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Elbow compose BBC's Olympic theme

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 9:42

The band Elbow are behind the BBC's soundtrack for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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Civil servants 'to staff borders'

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 8:34
related places: Whitehall

Civil servants from across Whitehall are being lined up to act as border staff at UK ports and airports during next week's public sector strikes.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 7:55
related places: London

Sportsday Live - featuring the latest news on Carlos Tevez and a potential move to AC Milan, the latest from the ATP World Tour Finals and RFU elite director Rob Andrew's view that English rugby has hit rock bottom
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UK 'may return Afghan children'

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 6:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Afghan children whose asylum claims have failed may be sent back to Kabul by the UK from next year.
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Councils 'may reject tax freeze'

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 2:48

Up to a fifth of councils in England may not accept the government's offer to help pay for a freeze in council tax next year, a survey suggests.
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Live - Djokovic v Ferrer

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 20:00
related places: London

World number one Novak Djokovic takes on David Ferrer in Wednesday evening's singles match at London's O2 knowing that victory would secure his place in the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour Finals.
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Press left McCanns 'distraught'

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 18:47

The parents of missing girl Madeleine McCann have told a judge-led inquiry into UK media practices they were left distraught by press suggestions they were responsible for their daughter's death.
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Sportsday Live - Wednesday 23 November

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 18:43

Sportsday Live - featuring the latest on the appeals of the Pakistan cricketers, details of some strong player criticism of England's Rugby World Cup campaign, plus more.
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Live - Wednesday football

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 18:39
related places: Chelsea

Chelsea lose out to a late Bayer Leverkusen winner but Arsenal earn a win over Borussia Dortmund to earn Champions League progression on a busy night of European, FA Cup and Scottish football.
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I was not driven by money - Moody

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 14:22

Lewis Moody says success on the field was his motivation, not money, as he defends his reign as England captain in the wake of critical reports.
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Live - Tipsarevic v Berdych

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 13:59
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: London

World number nine Janko Tipsarevic, a replacement in the event for the injured Andy Murray, takes on in-form Czech Tomas Berdych in the ATP World Tour Finals at London's O2.
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England fifth in world rankings

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 11:07
related countries: Spain Spain, Sweden Sweden

England climb to fifth in the Fifa world rankings on the back of victories over Spain and Sweden.
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Critics praise England riot drama

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 10:31

A play based on eyewitness accounts of this summer's riots in England receives praise for shedding light on the underlying causes of the unrest.
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Home care 'breaches human rights'

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 8:17

The standards of basic home care for the elderly in England are so bad in some cases that they breach human rights, an inquiry says.
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132 councils 'lost private data'

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 2:20

Private data has been lost by or stolen from UK local councils more than 1,000 times since 2008, a campaign group's report says.
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UN vote condemns Syria crackdown

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 0:05
related countries: Germany Germany, Syria Syria

The United Nations human rights committee condemns Syria's crackdown on opposition protests, calling on it to implement an Arab League plan to end the violence.
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Climate emails: Storm or yawn?

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 22:08
related places: How

Fresh debate over hacked UK climate emails
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Live text - Nadal v Federer

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 19:57
related places: London

Roger Federer beats arch rival Rafael Nadal 6-3 6-0 in the ATP World Tour finals in London.
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Injured Murray out of Tour Finals

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 18:55

British number one Andy Murray announces his withdrawal from the ATP World Tour Finals because of a groin injury.
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Why are so many Britons leaving Australia?

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 17:30
related countries: Australia Australia

Why are British people quitting Australia in droves?
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Live - Tsonga v Fish

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 13:45
related places: London

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beats Mardy Fish in straight sets at the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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Executives' high pay 'corrosive'

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 9:57

The high salaries of UK executives are "corrosive" to the economy and undermine productivity, the High Pay Commission claims.
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UK dominates International Emmys

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 9:34

The UK picks up five out of a possible 10 awards at the International Emmys, including best actress for Julie Walters.
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AUDIO: Egypt's rulers 'worse than Mubarak'

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 7:43
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Amnesty UK's Kate Allen says Egypt's current rulers have a worse record on human rights in some areas than Mubarak
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Iran hit by fresh West sanctions

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 7:02
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Tehran, West

The US, Canada and UK announce fresh sanctions against Iran amid growing concern over Tehran's nuclear programme.
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UK 'complacent' on nuclear future

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 1:37

The government's lack of strategy on nuclear research threatens its long-term plans for electricity generation, according to a House of Lords committee.
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Cancer survival progress charted

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 0:05

Cancer survivors in England and Wales are living nearly six times longer than they did 40 years ago, figures show.
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UK severs ties with Iranian banks

Monday, November 21st 2011, 20:36
related countries: Iran Iran

The UK imposes new financial sanctions against Iran which it says are needed because Iranian banks may be linked to the country's alleged nuclear weapons programme.
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Djokovic v Berdych as it happened

Monday, November 21st 2011, 19:42
related places: London

World number one Novak Djokovic beats Tomas Berdych in the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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VIDEO: Pandas get ready for Scottish home

Monday, November 21st 2011, 19:25
related countries: China China

Two pandas are heading to Edinburgh Zoo from China, as part of an international conservation effort.
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Athlete cleared of husband attack

Monday, November 21st 2011, 17:08

Scottish track legend Liz McColgan is found not guilty of assaulting her estranged husband at their home.
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We'll get Britain building - PM

Monday, November 21st 2011, 16:24

David Cameron vows to restart the housing market as he unveils a range of plans including help for buyers of new homes in England.
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Struggling Murray loses to Ferrer

Monday, November 21st 2011, 16:23
related places: London

Andy Murray appears to sustain an injury as he loses 6-4 7-5 to David Ferrer in the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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Live text - Murray v Ferrer

Monday, November 21st 2011, 14:01
related countries: Spain Spain

British number one Andy Murray begins his ATP World Tour Finals campaign against Spain's David Ferrer.
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Fog disrupts flights from London

Monday, November 21st 2011, 10:19
related places: London

Passengers are facing a second day of disruption as hundreds of flights are cancelled or delayed because of dense fog in London.
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Cameron: Euro crisis 'chilling'

Monday, November 21st 2011, 8:44

David Cameron is set to tell the CBI conference the financial crisis in the eurozone is having a "chilling" effect on the UK's economy.
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Warning over UK child poverty

Monday, November 21st 2011, 2:52

The Children's Commissioners for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are warning that child poverty could rise.
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Nadal battles to win against Fish

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 23:31
related places: London

Rafael Nadal survives a stern examination of his title credentials to edge out the brilliant Mardy Fish in a late-night classic at the ATP World Tour Finals.
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Soldier dies in Afghan explosion

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 21:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier from the 1st Battalion The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment has been killed in an explosion in Afghanistan, the MoD says.
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UK and EU in 'Rock sale deadline'

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 21:27
related places: Rock

Northern Rock had to be sold by 2013 under a deal signed by the former Labour government, Chancellor George Osborne is set to reveal.
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Live - Nadal v Fish

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 20:07
related places: London

World number two Rafael Nadal faces Mardy Fish in Sunday's second match at the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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Federer wins Tour Finals opener

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 16:50
related places: London

Roger Federer begins his quest for a sixth ATP World Tour Finals by beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-2 2-6 6-4 at London's O2 Arena.
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Bishops criticise welfare reform

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 14:07

A total of 18 Church of England bishops have signed an open letter, criticising the government's proposed welfare changes.
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Sande wins at Tartan clef awards

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 13:28

R&B singer Emeli Sande was named best breakthrough artist at the 13th annual Scottish Music Awards.
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Turkish president on state visit

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 5:21
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: London

President of Turkey Abdullah Gul says his country still wants to join the EU, before he arrives in London for a three-day state visit to Britain.
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Union: 50,000 NHS jobs 'at risk'

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 3:07

Nearly 50,000 posts are under threat or have already been lost in the health service in England, union figures suggest.
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Four Met police officers stabbed

Saturday, November 19th 2011, 22:12
related places: London

Four police officers are stabbed after being called to a disturbance in north-west London.
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England 8-30 Australia

Saturday, November 19th 2011, 19:55

Australia cap a 30-8 win over England in the Four Nations final at Elland Road with a try for captain Darren Lockyer in his final game.
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Live - Saturday's Scottish football

Saturday, November 19th 2011, 11:58

Celtic beat 10-man Inverness in the first of six Scottish Premier League games on Saturday.
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Clarke 'close to deal on rights'

Saturday, November 19th 2011, 11:16

Justice Secretary Ken Clarke says he is close to reaching a deal which would allow British judges to overrule European human rights legislation.
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Hague set to meet Syrian rebels

Saturday, November 19th 2011, 4:41
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

British Foreign Secretary William Hague is to meet Syrian rebel leaders in London on Monday, the Foreign Office says.
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Cameron and Merkel stress unity

Friday, November 18th 2011, 20:17
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

UK PM David Cameron and Germany's Angela Merkel acknowledge differences over the eurozone crisis but stress their determination to work together to boost growth.
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Bulgaria fined over fan behaviour

Friday, November 18th 2011, 19:25
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

The Bulgarian Football Union have been fined £34,230 by Uefa for 'discriminatory behaviour' during the Euro 2012 qualifier against England on 2 September.
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UK probes Pakistan 'drone deaths'

Friday, November 18th 2011, 16:17
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Reports that two British terror suspects died in a US drone strike in Pakistan are being investigated, the Foreign Office says.
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Apologetic Blatter will not quit

Friday, November 18th 2011, 15:38

Fifa president Sepp Blatter tells the BBC he is sorry for causing offence with his statements on racism but says he will not resign.
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Mallinder for England - Edwards

Friday, November 18th 2011, 11:27

Shaun Edwards believes Jim Mallinder and Ian McGeechan could be the ideal double act to replace Martin Johnson.
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Bolt relishing shot at four golds

Friday, November 18th 2011, 0:01

Usain Bolt says he wants to try and become a "legend" by winning four gold medals at the 2012 London Olympics.
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RFU let Johnson down - Woodward

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 23:43

Sir Clive Woodward says freshly departed England boss Martin Johnson was not given enough support by the Rugby Football Union.
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VIDEO: Syria protest becoming armed uprising

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 23:18
related countries: Germany Germany, Syria Syria

Germany, France and Britain have tabled a United Nations resolution calling for an end to human rights violations in Syria.
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New call for UN action on Syria

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 22:31
related countries: Germany Germany, Syria Syria

Germany, France and the UK table a UN resolution calling for an end to human rights violations in Syria, and receive the backing of four Arab states.
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'Pay for fuel' airline grounded

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 19:07

An airline accused of asking passengers to pay extra for fuel to fly home has cancelled UK flights at the weekend.
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Lawrence friend in tears in court

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 18:24
related places: London

The best friend of Stephen Lawrence weeps at the Old Bailey as he describes the final moments of the black teenager's life.
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BA and Virgin face Nigerian fine

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 16:26
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's civil aviation authority fines British Airways and Virgin Atlantic in a row over ticket prices.
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Tension rises between UK and Germany

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 15:40
related countries: Germany Germany

Gavin Hewitt on how euro crisis is souring UK-German ties
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Survey finds police visibility up

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 14:05

The visibility of police in England and Wales is increasing but a quarter of people have never seen an officer on patrol in their area, figures suggest.
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Unexpected rise in retail sales

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 9:45

UK retail sales unexpectedly rose 0.6% month-on-month in October, the Office for National Statistics says.
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Ferdinand shocked by Blatter view

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 9:37

England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand says he is astonished by Fifa president Sepp Blatter's "condescending" and "laughable" view that football does not have on-field racism problems.
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Mothercare hit by weak UK sales

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 9:22

Mothercare reports a half-year loss after weak UK sales and says it is launching a review of its UK business.
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Sportsday Live - Thursday 17 November

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 7:58

Sportsday Live featuring reaction to Fifa president Sepp Blatter's views on racism, the search for a new England rugby union boss plus more.
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'Piccadilly' Lowry fetches £5.6m

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 7:49
related places: London, Salford

A painting of London's Piccadilly Circus by Salford painter LS Lowry fetches £5.6m at auction, matching a world record price for the artist.
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Call to scrap Air Passenger Duty

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 7:45
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Four of the largest airlines in the UK and Irish Republic call for Air Passenger Duty to be scrapped.
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Airline probes '£20k fuel demand'

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 5:23
related countries: Austria Austria

An airline is to launch an investigation after reports it asked passengers stranded in Austria to pay £20,000 to buy fuel to fly back to the UK.
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NHS long waits crackdown ordered

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 4:21

Ministers order a crackdown on the 250,000 people "languishing unnecessarily" on hospital waiting lists for more than the 18-week target.
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UK 'could over-borrow by £100bn'

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 1:26

The government could borrow £100bn more than it planned up to 2015, according to claims by Labour based on its comparison of economic forecasts.
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Johnson quits as England manager

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 16:56

Martin Johnson says his decision to quit as England manager is in the best interests of the team and himself.
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'Worsened' economic outlook in UK

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 16:01

Bank of England governor Sir Mervyn King cuts UK growth predictions and says Britain's economy could stagnate until mid-2012.
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VIDEO: Inglis: 'I regret not going back'

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 15:33

Mountaineer Mark Inglis says he regrets not turning around and going back as a young British climber, David Sharp, was dying of hypothermia on Mount Everest in 2006 but says as a double amputee he could not have helped carry him down the mountain.
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Unemployment increases to 2.62m

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 13:14

UK unemployment rose by 129,000 in the three months to September to 2.62 million, as youth unemployment also rose above a million.
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Mugabe thanks HK for 'protection'

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 9:58
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe praises Hong Kong's authorities for protecting his daughter from "harassment" by British journalists.
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Clark 'surprise' at May ignorance

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 8:46

Former UK border force head Brodie Clark says he was "surprised" ministers did not know passport checks had been relaxed.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 7:54

Sportsday Live featuring reaction to Martin Johnson leaving his England post, Fifa president Sepp Blatter's views on racism plus more.
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Cuts 'led to MoD cost increases'

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 5:20

Cuts to defence spending contributed to a £466m rise in the cost of the UK's 15 largest military equipment projects in a year, the spending watchdog says.
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