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Doctors call for car smoking ban

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 1:13

All smoking in cars should be banned across the UK to protect people from second-hand smoke, doctors say.
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Capello hails England youngsters

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 23:40
related countries: Spain Spain, Sweden Sweden

England coach Fabio Capello believes he has unearthed a new generation of talent ahead of Euro 2012 following back-to-back wins over Spain and Sweden.
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Bid to block $100m 'vulture' debt

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 23:00
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Jersey Jersey, United States United States

Charities call for Britain's Privy Council to block an American speculator from taking $100m from the Democratic Republic of Congo through a 'vulture fund' which sued in Jersey.
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England campaign facing scrutiny

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 22:19

England's troubled Rugby World Cup campaign will be subject to "the most comprehensive review ever undertaken," the Professional Game Board has said.
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England 1-0 Sweden

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 21:48
related countries: Sweden Sweden

England record their first win over Sweden since 1968 thanks to Daniel Majstorovic's first-half own goal.
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VIDEO: UK minister begins visit to Burma

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 21:29
related countries: Burma Burma

The UK's International Development Secretary has called for the release of all Burma's political prisoners on the first day of a visit to the country.
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Ex-borders chief: I'm no rogue

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 21:02

The ex-head of the UK border force Brodie Clark tells a committee of MPs he "did not extend or alter" a passport checks pilot set up by the home secretary.
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Live - International football

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 18:55
related countries: Estonia Estonia, Ireland Ireland, Sweden Sweden

The Republic of Ireland reach Euro 2012 with a 5-1 aggregate win over Estonia in their play-off while England beat Sweden for the first time since 1968 thanks to a first-half own goal at Wembley.
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BOA chief attacks doping policy

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 16:54

British Olympic Association chairman Colin Moynihan says "toothless gestures towards zero tolerance" have allowed "drugs cheats" to compete at London 2012.
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Coe defends Dow Olympic backing

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 16:34

London 2012 chairman Lord Coe defends the role of chemical company Dow in providing a fabric wrap around the Olympic Stadium.
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Murray to face Djokovic in London

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 12:55
related places: London

Britain's Andy Murray will play world number one Novak Djokovic in the group stages of the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in London.
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Streep's Iron Lady wows critics

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 12:47

Meryl Streep puts in a fine performance as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, according to early reviews of The Iron Lady.
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UK October inflation falls to 5%

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 11:18

The rate of Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation in the UK fell to 5% in October, down from 5.2% in September, figures show.
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Capello backs Beckham for Team GB

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 9:42

England coach Fabio Capello believes David Beckham will be part of Great Britain's Olympic football squad at next year's London 2012 Games.
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UK minister begins visit to Burma

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 8:25
related countries: Burma Burma

International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell called for the release of all Burma's political prisoners on the first day of a visit to the country.
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Sportsday Live - Tuesday 15 November

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 7:53
related places: London

Sportsday Live featured the build-up to another big night of international football, plus other breaking sports stories.
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Euro crisis 'an opportunity' - PM

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 4:49
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

David Cameron says the turmoil in Europe provides scope for the UK to "refashion" its relationship with Brussels and reclaim some powers in future.
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Call for greater aid transparency

Monday, November 14th 2011, 23:59

A UK-based lobby group, Publish What You Fund, calls for greater transparency in how international aid money is spent.
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First Test Championship delayed

Monday, November 14th 2011, 18:31

The first ICC Test Championship, expected to take place in England in 2013, will not now be played before 2017.
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Missiles 'may protect 2012 Games'

Monday, November 14th 2011, 16:49
related places: London

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond tells MPs that ground-to-air missiles will be deployed to protect the 2012 Olympic Games in London if deemed operationally necessary.
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Hacking judge in warning to press

Monday, November 14th 2011, 14:30

A judge beginning an inquiry into media practices warns newspapers not to victimise inquiry witnesses who speak out against press intrusion.
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My duty to face race row - Terry

Monday, November 14th 2011, 14:00

John Terry says it is his duty as England captain to face up to claims he racially abused QPR's Anton Ferdinand.
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Boyle scores third UK number one

Monday, November 14th 2011, 10:13

Susan Boyle scores a third UK number one album with Someone to Watch Over Me, seeing off competition from Cher Lloyd and The Wanted.
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Coltrane's Scottish Bafta honour

Monday, November 14th 2011, 9:29

Actor Robbie Coltrane is honoured for his 'outstanding contribution' to film at the Scottish Baftas.
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Darth Vader star Jones gets Oscar

Monday, November 14th 2011, 8:39
related places: London

Darth Vader star James Earl Jones is handed an Oscar on the London stage, as he and Oprah Winfrey receive honorary Oscars.
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Sportsday Live - latest updates

Monday, November 14th 2011, 8:00
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Sportsday Live featuring news that Carlos Tevez has not returned to Manchester City and boxing greats are set to turn out for Joe Frazier's funeral.
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VIDEO: British woman's Gaza experience

Monday, November 14th 2011, 6:28
related places: Oxford

Reya El-Salahi from Oxford is invited into a home in Gaza, where a mother tells her she wants peace but her son wants to grow up to be a fighter.
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Air quality 'puts lives at risk'

Monday, November 14th 2011, 3:04

The UK government's continued failure to meet EU air pollution standards is cutting some people's life expectancy by two years, a report by MPs says.
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Jobs market 'slow pain' predicted

Monday, November 14th 2011, 1:44

The UK labour market faces a "slow, painful contraction" with firms delaying recruitment of more staff, a key report suggests.
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Troops 'to remain' in Afghanistan

Sunday, November 13th 2011, 16:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Hundreds of British soldiers will stay in Afghanistan after the UK pulls out combat troops, the chief of the defence staff says.
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Blair warns of euro 'catastrophe'

Sunday, November 13th 2011, 15:26

Former UK prime minister Tony Blair tells the BBC the collapse of the euro would be "catastrophic" and said Europe must get behind it.
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Queen leads remembrance tributes

Sunday, November 13th 2011, 14:42
related places: London

The Queen leads the Royal Family in laying wreaths at the Cenotaph in London as Remembrance Sunday ceremonies honouring the UK's war dead are held across the country.
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Osborne: Referendum causing harm

Sunday, November 13th 2011, 0:09

Chancellor George Osborne claims that the prospect of an independence referendum is damaging the Scottish economy.
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Oxfam withdraws Upper Nile staff

Saturday, November 12th 2011, 20:06

British aid agency Oxfam is withdrawing its staff from a volatile border region of South Sudan in response to increasing instability.
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England 1-0 Spain

Saturday, November 12th 2011, 19:05
related countries: Spain Spain, Sweden Sweden

Stand-in skipper Frank Lampard scores the only goal of the game as England beat world and European champions Spain at Wembley.
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Bolt aims for four golds in 2012

Saturday, November 12th 2011, 18:47

Defending Olympic 100m and 200m champion Usain Bolt says he will aim for four gold medals at the 2012 London Olympics.
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Britons die in helicopter crash

Saturday, November 12th 2011, 18:25

Two British nationals are killed in a helicopter crash in Majorca, the Foreign Office says.
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Live - Saturday football

Saturday, November 12th 2011, 13:30
related countries: Norway Norway, Spain Spain
related places: A

England beat world champions Spain 1-0 at Wembley after Wales defeat Norway in a friendly on a day that also saw 37 FA Cup first-round ties.
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VIDEO: Call to recognise Arctic veterans

Saturday, November 12th 2011, 12:51
related countries: Russia Russia

There are calls for recognition for the sailors on the WWII Arctic Convoys who risked their lives to transport crucial supplies and munitions from Scotland to Russia.
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VIDEO: EMI to sell music unit to Universal

Friday, November 11th 2011, 22:52

UK music firm EMI has said it will sell its recorded music unit for £1.2bn ($1.9bn) to Universal Music.
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UK falls silent for Armistice Day

Friday, November 11th 2011, 21:44

Millions of people across the UK observe a two-minute silence to mark Armistice Day.
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Live - International football

Friday, November 11th 2011, 17:29
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Estonia Estonia, Ireland Ireland, Portugal Portugal, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

The Republic of Ireland take on Estonia in Tallinn while the likes of Portugal and Croatia are also in Euro 2012 play-off action, after Scotland win a friendly in Cyprus on a busy night of internationals.
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Tindall axed from England squad

Friday, November 11th 2011, 17:18

Mike Tindall is fined £25,000 by the Rugby Football Union and removed from England's elite player squad for his conduct during the World Cup.
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Eurozone crisis 'hitting UK jobs'

Friday, November 11th 2011, 16:45
related countries: Greece Greece, Italy Italy

UK Chancellor George Osborne warns the eurozone crisis is still "dangerous" as a new Greek leader takes office and Italy comes closer to passing austerity measures.
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London beats Doha to stage Worlds

Friday, November 11th 2011, 16:40
related countries: Qatar Qatar
related places: Doha

London is selected ahead of Doha to host the 2017 World Athletics Championships.
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EMI sells music unit for £1.2bn

Friday, November 11th 2011, 16:10

UK music group EMI - home to the Beatles, Pink Floyd and Coldplay - is to sell its recorded music unit for £1.2bn to Universal Music.
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Adele and Turner win Aim awards

Friday, November 11th 2011, 15:57
related places: London

Adele and singer-songwriter Frank Turner win two prizes each at the inaugural Aim Independent Music Awards in London.
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Force-feeding death mother jailed

Friday, November 11th 2011, 12:41
related places: London

A nurse from east London is jailed for three years for causing the death of her 10-month-old daughter by force-feeding her.
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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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