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Channel 4 shows Murray interview

Friday, November 11th 2011, 10:01

UK broadcaster Channel 4 screens an interview with Michael Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray, which has angered the star's family.
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The Middle Ages in colour

Friday, November 11th 2011, 8:25

British Library's treasure trove of manuscripts
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England U21 5-0 Iceland U21

Friday, November 11th 2011, 6:27
related countries: Iceland Iceland
related places: Colchester

Gary Gardner's late double completes an emphatic 5-0 win for England Under-21s against Iceland in their European Championship 2013 qualifier at Colchester.
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Free nursery places for 140,000

Friday, November 11th 2011, 6:00

Some 140,000 disadvantaged two-year-olds could qualify for free nursery places under a scheme due to be rolled out in England.
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CBI criticises solar subsidy cut

Friday, November 11th 2011, 4:00

The UK's biggest business group criticises the government's decision to halve the subsidies for household solar electricity by next month.
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England squad united, says Jones

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 23:00

Teenage defender Phil Jones says it is business as usual ahead of Saturday's friendly against Spain despite the controversy surrounding England captain John Terry.
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VIDEO: New hope for brain damaged patients

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 19:42
related countries: Belgium Belgium

A method of communicating with brain damaged patients who appear to be in a vegetative state has been discovered by scientists in the UK and Belgium.
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MP seeks inquiry into 'briefings'

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 17:32

A Labour MP asks the head of the civil service to investigate claims one of the home secretary's special advisers briefed against former head of the UK border force.
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England a match for Spain - Hart

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 15:23
related countries: Spain Spain

Joe Hart is certain that a weakened England side will not be thrashed by world and European champions Spain.
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Bank holds interest rates at 0.5%

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 12:41

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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Critics crazy for Sheen's Hamlet

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 10:51
related places: London, Sheen

Michael Sheen's much-anticipated portrayal of Hamlet is hailed as "triumphant" on the play's opening night at London's Young Vic theatre.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 8:00

Sportsday Live featuring reaction to Newcastle United's decision to rename St James' Park, the latest on England's U-21's and all the week's sporting action, plus more.
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Coe denies double decision talks

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 21:06
related countries: Qatar Qatar
related places: Doha, London

Lord Coe believes both London and Doha are focusing on their battle for the 2017 world championships despite reports one of them may be awarded the 2019 event.
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Home nations get poppy go-ahead

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 19:44
related countries: Spain Spain

Fifa agrees that England, Scotland and Wales can wear poppies on black armbands during the upcoming internationals.
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Police in force at student march

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 19:24
related places: London

The police were out in force as students protested in London against higher tuition fees and "privatisation" in universities.
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Prince William wants poppy U-turn

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 17:15
related countries: Spain Spain

Prince William and Prime Minister David Cameron write to Fifa demanding the ban on England shirts being embroidered with poppies is lifted.
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2012 has no pull for bell-ringers

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 16:39

The UK's bell-ringing council refuses to support a work by Turner Prize-winning artist Martin Creed forming part of London 2012 celebrations.
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Labour blasts border row 'fiasco'

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 12:41

Labour leader Ed Miliband has said the row over relaxed UK border controls over the summer has turned into a "complete fiasco".
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Live text - Murray v Chardy

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 11:12
related countries: France France

British number one Andy Murray takes on Jeremy Chardy of France in his opening match at the Paris Masters.
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Cameron calls poppy ban 'absurd'

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 9:24

The prime minister says Fifa's ban on England's footballers wearing poppies on their kit this weekend is "outrageous".
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Kesa sells Comet business for £2

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 7:40
related countries: France France

Anglo-French electrical goods retailer Kesa announces plans to sell off its troubled UK-based Comet stores for £2 to a private equity firm.
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CBI cuts forecast for UK growth

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 7:12

Business organisation the CBI slashes its forecast for UK economic growth, but calls for government austerity plans to continue.
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Border boss leaves in checks row

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 2:40

Brodie Clark, the head of the UK Border Force, leaves his job after being blamed for letting thousands of foreigners into the country without proper checks.
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Adele scoops UK music video award

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 0:46

Adele wins the best pop video at this year's UK Music Video Awards, while JLS pick up the people's choice plaudit.
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Cheap DVD VAT loophole to close

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 0:02

The Treasury says it is removing a tax loophole that allows Channel Islands-based firms to ship goods VAT-free to the UK.
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Sportsday Live - Tuesday 8 November

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 18:16


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May 'contempt' for borders chief

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 17:44

The suspended UK Border Force chief Brodie Clark has been treated with "contempt" by Home Secretary Theresa May, his representatives have said.
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Teen ambassador jailed over riots

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 17:02
related places: London

A former London youth ambassador is jailed for two years for her role in August's riots in London.
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May 'won't resign' in border row

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 16:36

The home secretary tells MPs she will not resign, after it emerged that UK border checks were relaxed over a four month period.
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VIDEO: Fans queue for Modern Warfare 3

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 7:50

More than 500 stores held special openings in the UK to let gamers buy Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
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Ennis should be selfish - Freeman

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 7:00

Ex-Olympic champion Cathy Freeman says Jessica Ennis needs to be single-minded in order to deal with the pressures of winning gold at London 2012.
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Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 0:44
related places: Birmingham, London

There is a "good case" for the government's HS2 high-speed rail link between London and Birmingham and beyond, a committee of MPs says.
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Q&A: Staging the da Vinci show

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 0:03
related places: How

How London's National Gallery blockbuster came together
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France says art from UK 'stolen'

Monday, November 7th 2011, 23:09
related countries: France France
related places: London, Paris

France lays claim to a 17th Century painting currently being displayed by a London gallery at an art fair in Paris.
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Sportsday Live - Monday 7 November

Monday, November 7th 2011, 20:00

Sportsday Live featuring reaction to Fabio Capello's England squad announcement and all the weekend's sporting action, plus more.
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Redgrave to receive Oscar tribute

Monday, November 7th 2011, 14:10
related places: London

Actress Vanessa Redgrave is to receive an Oscar tribute at a special event in London on Sunday.
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Spain name squad to face England

Monday, November 7th 2011, 13:26
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Wembley

Four Premier League players are included in a strong Spain squad for their friendly against England at Wembley on Saturday.
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Bankers need 'moral reconnection'

Monday, November 7th 2011, 11:00

A former senior investment banker is to lead a Church of England initiative aimed at helping the City to reconnect with its moral foundations, it emerges.
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London 2012 torch path detailed

Monday, November 7th 2011, 10:53

The 1,018 places the London 2012 Olympic torch will visit and the highlights on its journey are revealed.
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VIDEO: Greed 'partly' motivated coup plot

Monday, November 7th 2011, 9:20
related countries: Equatorial Guinea Equatorial Guinea

Former British commando Simon Mann talks about why he agreed to lead a group of mercenaries in an attempt to oust the president of Equatorial Guinea.
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Aardman threatens overseas move

Sunday, November 6th 2011, 14:59

Wallace and Gromit maker Aardman's head of TV says the company may have to cease making its stop-frame animations in the UK because it has become too expensive.
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Motherwell 1-2 Celtic

Sunday, November 6th 2011, 13:56
related places: Motherwell

Celtic leapfrog Motherwell into second place in the Scottish Premier League thanks to a late goal from Gary Hooper.
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UK 'could give £40bn to the IMF'

Sunday, November 6th 2011, 13:29

The UK could make available up to £40bn to underwrite IMF's loans to help the global economy, Treasury Chief Secretary Danny Alexander says.
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Live - Motherwell v Celtic

Sunday, November 6th 2011, 11:29
related places: Motherwell

It's second against third in the Scottish Premier League as Motherwell and Celtic go head-to-head at Fir Park.
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VIDEO: Miss World back in London for 60th

Sunday, November 6th 2011, 10:25
related places: London

The Miss World contest returns to its birthplace of London to celebrate its 60th birthday. The runner up of Miss World 2010 and a journalist discuss the contest with the BBC Breakfast team.
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Royal couple opt for London home

Sunday, November 6th 2011, 1:05
related places: Cambridge, London

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are to make the former home of the Queen's sister, Princess Margaret, their permanent residence, officials say.
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Terry included in England squad

Saturday, November 5th 2011, 23:12
related countries: Spain Spain, Sweden Sweden

Fabio Capello confirms captain John Terry will be in the England squad to face Spain and Sweden when it is named on Sunday.
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Burns v Katsidis as it happened

Saturday, November 5th 2011, 21:29
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: London

Lanarkshire fighter Ricky Burns defeats Australian Michael Katsidis at London's Wembley Arena on points to win the WBO interim lightweight world title.
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Probe into passport check claims

Saturday, November 5th 2011, 17:51

Home Secretary Theresa May launches an independent inquiry into claims the UK border force ceased carrying out some passport checks during the summer.
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Live - Saturday's Scottish football

Saturday, November 5th 2011, 14:07

Leaders Rangers host Dundee United in one of four Scottish Premier League Saturday encounters.
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Live - England v Australia

Saturday, November 5th 2011, 12:33
related countries: Australia Australia, New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Wembley

England meet tournament favourites Australia in the Four Nations at Wembley after Wales lose 36-0 to world champions New Zealand earlier in the afternoon.
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Speed rules out Wales Olympic ban

Saturday, November 5th 2011, 10:55

Aaron Ramsey and Gareth Bale will not be told to refuse the chance to play for Great Britain at the 2012 London Olympics, says manager Gary Speed.
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Head of UK border force suspended

Saturday, November 5th 2011, 10:19

The head of the UK border force is suspended by the Home Office following claims some passport checks were not carried out during the summer.
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VIDEO: Trials of diabetes breath tester

Saturday, November 5th 2011, 9:56

Children with type 1 diabetes in Oxfordshire are to be the first patients in England to have their blood sugar levels tested using their breath.
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Eco-summit move on Jubilee clash

Friday, November 4th 2011, 20:01
related countries: Botswana Botswana

The Brazilian government is likely to move the dates of a key UN environment summit, as a clash with the UK Royal Jubilee threatens to keep leaders away.
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Shot British soldier named by MoD

Friday, November 4th 2011, 18:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier shot dead in Afghanistan has been named by the Ministry of Defence as Private Matthew Haseldin, from 2nd Battalion, The Mercian Regiment.
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Davidson is new Scots Tory leader

Friday, November 4th 2011, 17:38

Newly elected MSP Ruth Davidson has been elected as the new leader of the Scottish Conservatives.
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Artists' Olympic posters unveiled

Friday, November 4th 2011, 13:01
related places: London

A series of 12 Olympic and Paralympic posters, designed by leading UK artists including Tracey Emin and Chris Ofili, is unveiled in London.
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RBS bank profits rebound to £2bn

Friday, November 4th 2011, 12:55

Royal Bank of Scotland reports pre-tax profit of £2bn in the three months to 30 September, but warns of difficult economic times.
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Strauss criticises ICC inquiries

Friday, November 4th 2011, 12:26

England captain Andrew Strauss labels the anti-corruption unit of the International Cricket Council as a "toothless tiger".
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QPR owner backs Terry for England

Friday, November 4th 2011, 12:00

Queens Park Rangers owner Tony Fernandes believes John Terry should remain England captain while allegations he racially abused Anton Ferdinand are investigated.
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Lufthansa selling BMI to BA owner

Friday, November 4th 2011, 11:46

Lufthansa announces that it is selling British Midland (BMI) to International Airlines Group, which owns British Airways and Iberia.
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Bells to ring in 2012 arts events

Friday, November 4th 2011, 11:09

A mass bell-ringing will be held to mark the launch of the Olympics as part of the London 2012 Festival, a UK-wide programme of cultural events.
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Pakistan 'shame' at fixing scam

Friday, November 4th 2011, 8:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Newspapers and commentators across Pakistan pour scorn on three cricketers jailed on Thursday for a spot-fixing scam.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Friday, November 4th 2011, 8:07

Sportsday Live featuring reaction to John Terry's inclusion in the provisional England squad, Sir Alex Ferguson's 25 years in charge at Manchester United, swimmer Ian Thorpe's comeback, plus more.
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Fry on grounded Qantas aeroplane

Friday, November 4th 2011, 7:20
related countries: Singapore Singapore
related places: London

A Qantas Airbus A380 flight from Singapore to London - whose passengers included actor and writer Stephen Fry - is diverted to Dubai after an engine is shut down.
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UK Border Agency 'dumped cases'

Friday, November 4th 2011, 3:51

MPs accuse the UK Border Agency of giving up on tracing missing asylum seeker and immigration applicants while under pressure to clear backlogs.
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'New blow' for Palestinian UN bid

Friday, November 4th 2011, 3:32
related countries: Colombia Colombia

The UK, France and Colombia have told the UN Security Council members they plan to abstain in any vote on Palestinian membership, a UN diplomat says.
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 18:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier has been shot dead in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Remote UK island to get airport

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 16:29
related countries: France France

A remote British Island where the French Emperor Napoleon was exiled is to get an airport, the International Development Secretary has announced.
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Cameron: Right to boost IMF funds

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 12:50

Prime Minister David Cameron says it is "right" to consider boosting IMF - as one of his ministers says the "euro is breaking up".
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Latest Bond film called Skyfall

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 12:07
related places: London

Details of the 23rd Bond film are announced in London, with leading ladies confirmed as French actress Berenice Marlohe and Naomie Harris.
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'Strong chance' of UK recession

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 7:55

There is a strong chance the UK will fall back into recession even if eurozone leaders find a resolution to the debt crisis, a report says.
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VIDEO: Inside a network of tunnels from WWI

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 7:07
related countries: France France
related places: Somme

Four miles of tunnels which were dug during WW1 in the Somme battlefield, are now being excavated by a team of British and French archaeologists.
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MPs criticise regeneration cuts

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 3:37

People have been "left stranded in appalling conditions" as a result of government cuts to regeneration projects in England, MPs say.
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Sebastiao Salgado's Genesis project

Thursday, November 3rd 2011, 3:10
related places: London

Sebastiao Salgado's Amazon photographs on show in London
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Remains are 'earliest Europeans'

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 21:56
related countries: Italy Italy

Two ancient teeth and a jaw fragment unearthed in Italy and the UK are found to be the earliest remains of modern humans in Europe.
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Anger at Israeli settlement plan

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 18:04
related countries: Germany Germany, Israel Israel

The US joins international criticism of an Israeli plan to speed up settlement building after the UN's Unesco grants Palestinians full membership.
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'Big move' on pensions unveiled

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 17:36
related places: London

The government says revised proposals for public sector pensions are a "deal for a generation" but unions say preparations for strikes continue.
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Pistorius 2012 spot not confirmed

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 17:31
related places: London

Oscar Pistorius is not guaranteed a place at the 2012 Olympics in London, South Africa's Olympic Committee confirms.
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Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 16:32
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Ghana's President John Atta Mills rejects the UK prime minister's threat to cut aid if the West African nation refuses to legalise homosexuality.
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Cricket verdict 'hurts' Pakistan

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 7:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: London

Pakistani media say Tuesday's London court verdict finding two of the country's cricketers guilty in a "spot-fixing" scam tarnishes the game and the nation.
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UK hand transplant search begins

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 0:37
related places: Leeds

Surgeons in Leeds are searching for a patient to take part in the UK's first hand transplant, following successful operations around the world.
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London hosts cybersecurity summit

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 18:36
related places: London

Wikipedia's founder warns politicians not to "overreach" as experts discuss cybersecurity at a London conference.
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Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 18:12
related places: London

The City of London Corporation says it is pressing the "pause" button on its legal action against a protest camp outside St Paul's Cathedral.
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Singer Beryl Davis dies aged 87

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 17:08

British singer Beryl Davis, who sang with Frank Sinatra and Benny Goodman, dies aged 87.
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UK economic growth rises to 0.5%

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 16:25

The UK economy grew by 0.5% in the third quarter of 2011, official figures show, faster than the 0.1% rate seen in the previous quarter.
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Hillary Clinton mother dies at 92

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 15:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

The mother of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Dorothy Rodham, has died at 92, prompting Mrs Clinton to cancel a trip London and Istanbul.
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Gerrard out of England friendlies

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 15:02
related countries: Spain Spain, Sweden Sweden
related places: Liverpool, Swansea

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is to miss Saturday's Premier League game against Swansea and England's friendlies against Spain and Sweden because of an ankle infection.
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Tintin movie tops UK box office

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 13:12
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn tops the UK and Ireland box office, debuting at number one with takings of £6.7m.
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SNP reintroduces alcohol pricing

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 12:49

Plans to reintroduce a minimum price for a unit of alcohol in Scotland are announced by ministers.
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VIDEO: Hague outlines UK's cyber vision

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 12:27
related places: London

Foreign Secretary William Hague outlines the UK's vision for the global development of the internet at a conference in London.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 8:04
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Newcastle, Stoke

Sportsday Live featuring the latest transfer gossip, reaction to spot-fixing trial verdict and build up to tonight's Champions League matches, plus more.
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Dunaden takes Melbourne Cup prize

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 4:20
related countries: France France

French raider Dunaden beats Red Cadeaux in a photo finish to win the Melbourne Cup at Flemington and deny the British an historic victory.
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Dean resigns over St Paul's demo

Monday, October 31st 2011, 21:37
related places: London

The dean of St Paul's Cathedral in London resigns as the authorities prepare to order protesters to remove more than 200 tents from the public areas around the building.
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Southbank to stage 2012 festival

Monday, October 31st 2011, 18:06
related places: London

London's Southbank Centre is to stage an international festival including singers Bryn Terfel and Baaba Maal, as part of the capital's 2012 games.
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Uganda fury at UK gay aid threat

Monday, October 31st 2011, 17:36
related countries: Uganda Uganda

The UK is showing a "bullying mentality" by threatening to cut aid to countries where homosexuality is illegal, a Ugandan official says.
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'Disturbing' cyber-attacks on UK

Monday, October 31st 2011, 16:14

The UK has been subject to a "disturbing" number of cyber-attacks, the director of communications intelligence agency GCHQ has said.
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Tinker Tailor heads awards list

Monday, October 31st 2011, 13:48

Three films including Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy tie for the most nominations at this year's British Independent Film Awards.
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Poor spend more on VAT than rich

Monday, October 31st 2011, 13:29

The poorest 20% of UK households spend a higher proportion of their disposable income on VAT than the richest 20%, the ONS says.
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