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Head of UK border force suspended

Saturday, November 5th 2011, 11:19

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, 10:56

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, 21:01
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, 19:34
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, 18:38

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, 14:01
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, 13:55

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, 13:26

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, 13:00

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, 12:46

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, 12:09

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, 9:32
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, 9:07

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, 8:20
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, 4:51

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, 4:32
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, 19:02
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, 17:29
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, 13:50

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, 13:07
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, 8:55

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, 8:07
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, 4:37

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, 4:10
related places: London

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

Wednesday, November 2nd 2011, 22:56
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, 19:04
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, 18:36
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, 18:31
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, 17:32
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, 8:31
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, 1:37
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, 19:36
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, 19:12
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, 18:08

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, 17:25

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, 16:43
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, 16:02
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, 14:12
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, 13:49

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, 13:27
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, 9:04
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, 5:20
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, 22:37
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, 19:06
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, 18:36
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, 17:14

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, 14:48

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, 14:29

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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BT speeds up UK broadband rollout

Monday, October 31st 2011, 11:49

BT aims to offer two-thirds of UK premises "super-fast" speeds by 2014, a year ahead of its original target.
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Spears sparks ticket discount row

Monday, October 31st 2011, 7:09

The singer's UK tour is dividing the music industry over whether promoters should use voucher websites to sell discounted tickets.
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In pictures: Miniature 'Stradivarius'

Monday, October 31st 2011, 0:51

British craftsman creates mini 'Stradivarius'
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Two Britons dead in Kabul attack

Sunday, October 30th 2011, 21:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Two British contractors were among 13 members of the Nato-led force killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan on Saturday, the Foreign Office says.
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Armed guards to protect UK ships

Sunday, October 30th 2011, 20:21

Ships sailing under a British flag will be able to carry armed guards to protect them from pirates, PM David Cameron announces.
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Theatre awards honour Peter Hall

Sunday, October 30th 2011, 18:26
related places: London

Acclaimed theatre directors Sir Peter Hall and son Edward make the Theatre Awards UK a family affair, each taking home prizes from the London ceremony.
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'No violence needed' at St Paul's

Sunday, October 30th 2011, 17:06
related places: London

There is "no use for violent confrontation" with protesters outside St Paul's Cathedral, the Bishop of London says.
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UK aid threat to anti-gay nations

Sunday, October 30th 2011, 14:04

UK Prime Minister David Cameron threatens to withhold some aid from countries that do not reform legislation banning homosexuality
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Children claim high drink intake

Sunday, October 30th 2011, 13:31

A small number of children as young as 12 claimed they drank the equivalent of 19 glasses of wine a week when questioned for a health survey.
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Jimmy Savile: Tributes flood in

Sunday, October 30th 2011, 11:45

The Prince of Wales and the culture secretary join friends and colleagues in paying tribute to the broadcaster and fundraiser Sir Jimmy Savile.
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Pietersen guides England to win

Saturday, October 29th 2011, 18:11
related countries: India India

Kevin Pietersen returns from injury to guide England to a six-wicket Twenty20 victory over India and end the team's losing run in the last match of the tour.
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Live - England v Wales

Saturday, October 29th 2011, 14:50
related places: Leigh

England take on Wales in Leigh in both sides' opening match of the 2011 Four Nations tournament.
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Qantas dispute grounds UK flights

Saturday, October 29th 2011, 14:46
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: London

Australian airline Qantas cancels all flights to and from London in response to industrial action.
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Live - India v England

Saturday, October 29th 2011, 14:25
related countries: India India
related places: Kolkata

Kevin Pietersen hits a half century to help England secure a six-wicket win over India in their Twenty20 international in Kolkata, ending their run of defeats.
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Live - Saturday's Scottish football

Saturday, October 29th 2011, 12:18
related places: Aberdeen

Aberdeen host Rangers in the early kick-off before five further Scottish Premier League matches at 1500 BST.
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AUDIO: Camels' milk ice-cream comes to UK

Saturday, October 29th 2011, 11:12
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A new ice cream has just hit the shelves and its made from camels' milk which its Dutch producers say has got less fat and more vitamins than normal ice-cream. The BBC's Anna Holligan went to the Netherlands to visit the only commercial camel farm in
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UK military starting Libya return

Saturday, October 29th 2011, 8:26
related countries: Libya Libya

British military personnel are starting to return home from their Libyan mission after receiving congratulations from the defence secretary for a "job well done".
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Google Street View heads indoors

Friday, October 28th 2011, 16:57
related places: London

Google is starting a pilot roll-out of its new interiors Street View service in London and other cities across the world.
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Friday, October 28th 2011, 16:02

The City of London Corporation is to take legal action to evict the Occupy London protest camp outside St Paul's Cathedral.
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Girls equal in throne succession

Friday, October 28th 2011, 15:43

Sons and daughters of any future British monarch will have equal right to the throne, after Commonwealth leaders agreed to change succession laws.
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Directors' pay 'up 50% in year'

Friday, October 28th 2011, 14:50

Pay for directors of the UK's top businesses rose 50% over the past year, a report suggests.
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UK clocks change trial considered

Friday, October 28th 2011, 13:01

The government is considering moving the clocks forward by an hour for a three-year trial period, but says all nations of the UK must agree.
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Queen highlights equality issue

Friday, October 28th 2011, 11:11
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Perth

The Queen opens the Commonwealth summit in the Australian city of Perth, with changes to the law on royal succession due to be discussed.
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Interpreters struggle with UK life

Friday, October 28th 2011, 2:13
related countries: Iraq Iraq

What happened to the Iraqi translator who worked for British PMs?
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Cancer cases 'up by 45% by 2030'

Friday, October 28th 2011, 1:28

The number of new cancer cases in the UK could rise by 45% by 2030 to more than 430,000 a year, research suggests.
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St Paul's chancellor steps down

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 19:49

The Church of England should do nothing which could "lead to violence" against anti-capitalism protesters, the canon chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral says after resigning from his post.
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'New' Velazquez portrait unveiled

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 18:51
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: London, Silva

A previously unknown portrait by Spanish artist Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velazquez is unveiled in London.
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More serious offenders face life

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 12:47

Plans for mandatory life sentences for crimes other than murder in England and Wales are set out by the government.
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Brit bobsleigher fractures spine

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 12:35
related countries: Germany Germany

British bobsleigher Serita Shone fractures her back during a serious training crash in Germany.
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Kevin movie wins festival award

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 10:43

We Need To Talk About Kevin, a film about a mother's troubled relationship with her son, has won best movie at the BFI London Film Festival awards.
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5,000 criminals avoid deportation

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 9:31
related places: More

More than 5,000 foreign criminals who should have been deported remain in the UK, including almost 4,000 who are not in custody, says a report
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Poll 'backs squeeze on benefits'

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 1:38

British people are overwhelmingly in favour of having a welfare state but most want it tightened up, suggests a poll carried out for the BBC.
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Hibernian v Celtic as it happened

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 19:46

Celtic smack four goals past Hibs keeper Mark Brown after going a goal down to reach the last four of the Scottish Communities League Cup at Easter Road.
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George Michael pulls out of show

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 19:03
related places: London

George Michael pulls out of a Royal Albert Hall show in London, following advice from doctors.
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Winehouse death 'due to alcohol'

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 18:07
related places: London

Singer Amy Winehouse was more than five times the drink-drive alcohol limit at the time of her death, which a coroner rules was due to misadventure.
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Call to ease unfair dismissal law

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 15:10

Unproductive workers should lose their right to claim unfair dismissal as part of an overhaul of UK employment laws, a leaked government report says.
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Vaughan wants England ODI changes

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 13:15
related countries: India India

Former captain Michael Vaughan believes England must change their approach to one-day cricket after their 5-0 whitewash against India.
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Breast screening to be reviewed

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 1:01

The evidence for breast cancer screening in the UK is being reviewed amid controversy about its effectiveness.
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England collapse to 5-0 whitewash

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 18:23
related countries: India India
related places: Kolkata

England lose 10 wickets for 47 runs in a miserable 95-run defeat against India in Kolkata, ensuring a 5-0 loss in the one-day series.
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Man jailed for stabbing officers

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 16:28
related places: London

A man is jailed for a minimum of 25 years for the attempted murder of two police officers in west London.
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Mirror site to face French court

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 16:03
related countries: France France

The UK's Sunday Mirror fails to stop Kylie Minogue's ex-boyfriend, actor Olivier Martinez, suing it in France for allegedly breaching his privacy.
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PC sacked over 999 calls failures

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 15:41
related places: London

An emergency phone operator working for the Metropolitan Police in east London is sacked for mishandling dozens of 999 calls.
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Harold Pinter sketch rediscovered

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 13:43

A short sketch written by playwright Harold Pinter more than 50 years ago is found in archives at the British Library.
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Madonna 'distressed' by stalker

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 13:37
related places: London

Madonna has told a court of how she was left "alarmed and distressed" after a man broke into her London home.
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£1bn upgrade for Warrior vehicles

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 13:18

A £1bn upgrade of the British army's Warrior armoured vehicles is announced by the government, with the contract set to secure 600 jobs.
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Gareth Thomas retires from rugby

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 13:09

Dual-code Wales international Gareth Thomas retires from all forms of rugby.
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Gareth Thomas retires from rugby

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 13:09

Wales dual-code international Gareth Thomas makes the surprise decision to retire from all forms of rugby.
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News Corp suffers investor rebuke

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 11:39

A third of investors voted against the re-election of James and Lachlan Murdoch to the News Corp board, new figures show.
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MPs criticise £2bn oil tax 'raid'

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 11:30

A committee of MPs criticises the UK Treasury's decision to increase a levy on the oil and gas industry calling it an "opportunistic raid".
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Live - India v England

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 10:26
related countries: India India
related places: Kolkata

England lose 10 wickets for 47 runs as they collapse to a 95-run defeat in Kolkata and are whitewashed 5-0 by India.
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Cameron defeats rebels on EU vote

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 8:56

The prime minister comfortably defeats an attempt to bring about a referendum on Europe, despite a sizeable rebellion by Conservative MPs.
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Torrential rain causes flooding

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 6:28

Torrential rain hits several parts of the UK, with flooding in south-west England, Northern Ireland and Wales.
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