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Ancelotti eyes Premier League job

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 10:55

Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti insists he wants to stay in England and manage an "ambitious" club in the Premier League.
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SNP pressed on 'devo max' issue

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 10:11

A senior Labour politician calls on the Scottish National Party's Alex Salmond to explain what "devolution max" means.
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Hammond defends EU vote stance

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 9:33

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond says there will be no rethink of plans to order Tory MPs to vote against the call for a referendum on UK membership of the EU.
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Live - India v England

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 8:28
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

England slump to a six-wicket defeat after Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina both score half centuries to help India secure a 4-0 lead in the one-day series.
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British couple die in Spain flood

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 5:54
related countries: Spain Spain

A British couple have died in Spain after being swept away in a flash flood, a government official says.
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Captain Moody quits England duty

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 4:40

England captain Lewis Moody announces his international retirement after winning 71 caps and a World Cup winners medal.
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'Progress' at eurozone debt talks

Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 19:33

UK Chancellor George Osborne declares "real progress" among Europe's finance ministers to beat the eurozone debt crisis.
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Debt woes 'danger to all Europe'

Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 17:44
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

UK Chancellor George Osborne says the eurozone debt crisis is a "real danger to all of Europe" as talks continued on the bloc's problems.
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Salmond in warning to Westminster

Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 17:25

SNP leader Alex Salmond issues an independence rallying call, as he warns the UK government that its days of telling Scots what to do "are over".
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New camp in 'Occupy London' demo

Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 17:11
related places: London

Anti-capitalist protesters begin a second camp in London - as a protest outside St Paul's Cathedral enters its seventh day.
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Saturday's SPL as it happened

Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 16:12
related places: Kilmarnock, Motherwell

Hibernian win a thriller at St Mirren, while there are draws at Fir Park, Tannadice and the Caledonian Stadium.
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Disabled people hold UK cuts demo

Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 12:25

Disabled people are taking part in protests planned in cities across the UK against government spending cuts.
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Band leader Edmundo Ros dies, 100

Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 11:52
related countries: Spain Spain, United States United States

Band leader Edmundo Ros, the man credited with popularising Latin American music in the UK, dies at the age of 100 in Spain.
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No excuse for hacking - Murdoch

Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 0:19

Rupert Murdoch tells investors at News Corp's AGM he will clean up his company and says the Milly Dowler phone hacking scandal was "abhorrent".
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Auditors face competition inquiry

Friday, October 21st 2011, 23:02

The OFT refers the UK's big accountancy firms to the Competition Commission to examine if they have stranglehold on the audit market.
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St Paul's closed by Occupy demo

Friday, October 21st 2011, 19:42

St Paul's Cathedral is forced to close to visitors for the first time since World War II because of the Occupy London protest camp outside.
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GB golds mask Euro sprint error

Friday, October 21st 2011, 19:11

Three gold medals for Britain on the opening night of track cycling's European Championships mask an error which sees the men's sprint team, featuring Sir Chris Hoy, finish a lowly fifth.
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Gaddafi death 'raises questions'

Friday, October 21st 2011, 13:39
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: London

A former police officer who was with PC Yvonne Fletcher when she was murdered outside the Libyan embassy in London says Col Gaddafi's death leaves many questions unanswered.
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Borrowing falls back in September

Friday, October 21st 2011, 9:37

Public sector net borrowing in the UK was lower than expected in September, official figures show.
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Live text - Wales v Australia

Friday, October 21st 2011, 6:47
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Eden Park

Wales lose 21-18 to Tri-Nations champions Australia in the Rugby World Cup third-place play-off at Eden Park.
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Dhoni questions England behaviour

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 23:01
related countries: India India

India captain Mahendra Dhoni questions England's attitude following his team's five-wicket win in the third one-day international that secured the series.
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Dumped Letwin papers 'not secret'

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 20:51
related places: London

The cabinet secretary says he is satisfied that Oliver Letwin did not dispose of any classified documents when he dumped papers in a park in central London.
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England lose India one-day series

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 18:13
related countries: India India
related places: Mohali

India take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the one-day series against England with a tense five-wicket win in Mohali.
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India v England - 3rd ODI as it happened

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 17:15
related countries: India India
related places: Mohali

India beat England by five wickets to win the third one-day international in Mohali and clinch the five-match series 3-0.
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MPs told to oppose EU referendum

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 14:36

Members of the three largest UK parties are being told to vote against a motion calling for a referendum to be held on UK membership of the European Union.
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Kuwait 'threat' hits UK embassy

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 10:18
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait

The British embassy in Kuwait temporarily suspends its services because of a terror threat, the Foreign Office says.
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UK retail sales beat forecasts

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 10:18

UK retail sales rose by a stronger-than-expected 0.6% in September, official figures show.
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Thorpe prepared for 2012 failure

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 6:42

Olympic swimming legend Ian Thorpe tells BBC Sport he is more likely to fail than succeed at London 2012.
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UK paid £3m to fraud probe agency

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 5:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The UK paid more than £3.2m to an aid agency which has ceased operations in the Afghan capital amid fraud allegations, the BBC has learned.
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East Africa drought 'still huge'

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 1:24
related countries: Somalia Somalia

East Africa's drought remains huge, says the UK international development secretary, three months after famine was declared in Somalia.
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Clooney: 'I won't run for office'

Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 16:56
related places: March

Actor George Clooney says he has no plans to enter politics as he presents his political thriller The Ides of March at the London Film Festival.
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Violence over Dale Farm evictions

Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 16:38

Bricks and debris are thrown at police as officers move into Dale Farm amid violent scenes to secure the illegal part of the travellers' site.
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Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 16:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: America, Independence

Two teams of lawyers from the US and UK have debated the legality of America's Declaration of Independence.
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Bank united in favour of more QE

Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 9:47

The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee was unanimous in voting for another £75bn of quantitative easing, minutes show.
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Johnson speculation 'disgusting'

Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 9:35

England flanker Tom Croft says it is "disgusting" that people are questioning Martin Johnson's future as manager.
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Deported men fly back from Kenya

Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 9:19
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Cardiff

Two 18-year-old men from Cardiff are flying back to the UK after being deported following questioning by anti-terror police in Kenya.
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Viking boat burial find 'a first'

Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 6:51

Archaeologists are describing a Viking boat burial find as the most important discovery of its kind to be made on the UK mainland.
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'No more talking' over Dale Farm

Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 2:57

As bailiffs prepare to clear the UK's largest illegal travellers' site at Dale Farm in Essex, residents are told: "The time for talking is over."
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UK inflation rate rises to 5.2%

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 12:21

The rate of Consumer Prices Index inflation rose to 5.2% in September from 4.5% the month before, matching the record level set in September 2008.
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Olympus ex-boss takes case to SFO

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 12:02
related countries: Japan Japan

Sacked Olympus boss Michael Woodford says he has contacted the UK's Serious Fraud Office about the Japanese firm's accounting practices.
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IRB to assess Gatland cheat claim

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 12:02
related countries: France France

The International Rugby Board is to review Warren Gatland's claim he considered cheating in Wales' World Cup semi-final defeat by France.
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Facebook riot appeals rejected

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 11:28

The Court of Appeal has rejected appeals by two men jailed for using Facebook to try to incite disorder during August's riots in England.
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UK seizes Iranian accused assets

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 9:46
related countries: Iran Iran, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States

The UK Treasury says it has frozen the assets of five men suspected of an Iranian plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States.
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Wales debated cheating - Gatland

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 7:31
related countries: France France

Coach Warren Gatland admits he thought about asking one a forward to fake an injury during Wales' World Cup semi-final defeat by France.
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'No warning' as GPs cut patients

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 7:16

Some GPs are striking badly behaved patients off practice lists without the warning required by the NHS, the Health Service Ombudsman says.
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Call for advanced IT in hospitals

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 2:18

Some 16,000 deaths a year in England could be prevented by using advanced information technology in NHS hospitals, a report says.
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Deaths 'after church HIV claims'

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 0:27

At least three people with HIV have died after they stopped taking life saving drugs on the advice of their Evangelical Christian pastors, BBC London learns.
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Wheldon killed in IndyCar crash

Monday, October 17th 2011, 18:25

British driver Dan Wheldon has died following a crash involving 15 cars at the Las Vegas Indy 300.
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VIDEO: The evolution of driverless pods

Monday, October 17th 2011, 16:45
related places: Heathrow, London

Could personal rapid transit, similar to the driverless pods moving people around Heathrow airport in London, provide a future solution for cities?
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Climate 'grave' security threat

Monday, October 17th 2011, 16:27
related places: London

Climate change poses "an immediate, growing and grave threat" to health and security around the world, according to an expert conference in London.
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Kohli ton sends England to defeat

Monday, October 17th 2011, 16:01
related countries: India India

Virat Kohli hits a commanding century as India thrash England for the second time in four days to take a 2-0 lead in their five-match one-day series.
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Venice painting to remain in UK

Monday, October 17th 2011, 15:51

A view of Venice by the 18th Century painter Francesco Guardi that sold at auction in July for £26.7m is temporarily stopped from being sold abroad.
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Party death father stashed drugs

Monday, October 17th 2011, 14:45
related places: London

A university researcher admits possessing drugs following the death of a teenager who took drugs at his home in west London.
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British Library sparks Amazon row

Monday, October 17th 2011, 10:27

The British Library is criticised by booksellers for linking to internet retailer Amazon on its public online catalogue.
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Hague reopens UK's Libya embassy

Monday, October 17th 2011, 10:26
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

Foreign Secretary William Hague reopens the British embassy in Tripoli, Libya.
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Live - India v England

Monday, October 17th 2011, 8:31
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Virat Kohli reaches his century as India close in on victory over England in Delhi ao take a 2-0 lead in the one-day international series.
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Economy at a 'dangerous junction'

Monday, October 17th 2011, 1:44

The UK economy has stalled at a dangerous junction with the latest bout of quantitative easing unlikely to work, independent forecaster Ernst and Young warns.
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Steps claim UK number one album

Sunday, October 16th 2011, 18:00

Reunited pop group Steps are number one in this week's UK album chart with their greatest hits package The Ultimate Collection.
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Second day of London City protest

Sunday, October 16th 2011, 16:53
related places: London

An anti-capitalist protest in London's financial district is continuing for a second day, with protesters gathered outside St Paul's Cathedral.
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Dernbach wary of India star Dhoni

Sunday, October 16th 2011, 15:13
related countries: India India

Jade Dernbach says containing India captain Mahendra Dhoni is crucial to England's hopes of winning the one-day international series, which continues on Monday.
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Royal honour for Wootton Bassett

Sunday, October 16th 2011, 14:49
related places: Wootton Bassett

A ceremony to rename Wootton Bassett with the prefix "Royal" takes place in the Wiltshire town.
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Warburton banned for three weeks

Sunday, October 16th 2011, 7:14
related countries: France France

Sam Warburton will miss Wales' World Cup third-place play-off match after receiving a three-week ban for his "dangerous tip tackle" in the semi-final defeat by France.
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Police consider Fox friend probe

Sunday, October 16th 2011, 6:38

City of London Police are considering whether to investigate Adam Werritty, the close friend of former Defence Secretary Liam Fox, for possible fraud.
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Drought aid appeal reaches £72m

Sunday, October 16th 2011, 1:28

The British public has donated £72m for victims of the devastating drought in East Africa, the most ever for a food crisis, UK aid agencies say.
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Occupy London protest in the City

Saturday, October 15th 2011, 19:44
related places: London

Demonstrators in London's financial district are trying to set up camp as part of a worldwide protest against alleged corporate greed.
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Red was right - ex-Wales captain

Saturday, October 15th 2011, 16:37
related countries: France France

Former Wales captain Robert Jones says Sam Warburton's sending-off in the World Cup semi-final defeat by France was the correct decision, although he believes 'the best team lost'.
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Fans watch 'brave' Wales bow out

Saturday, October 15th 2011, 14:10
related countries: France France
related places: Cardiff

Wales narrowly lose their World Cup semi-final to France in New Zealand, as 61,500 fans watch on big screens at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.
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Questions remain over Fox funding

Saturday, October 15th 2011, 12:15

The inquiry into Liam Fox's conduct should continue - despite him stepping down as defence secretary, Labour says
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Live - Scottish Premier League

Saturday, October 15th 2011, 11:13

Five matches kick off at 1500 BST in the Scottish Premier League after Celtic recover from three goals down to draw at Kilmarnock.
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UK pilot reported dead in crash

Saturday, October 15th 2011, 9:51
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

The Foreign Office is investigating a report that a UK pilot and his passenger died in a plane crash in Switzerland on Friday.
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Wales 8-9 France

Saturday, October 15th 2011, 9:47
related countries: France France

Wales' World Cup campaign ends in controversial fashion as France edge a nailbiting semi-final after Welsh captain Sam Warburton is sent off.
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Frankel heads Champions Day cast

Saturday, October 15th 2011, 6:57
related places: Ascot

Unbeaten Frankel tops a high-quality list of runners for the inaugural British Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday.
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Live text: Wales 8-9 France

Saturday, October 15th 2011, 6:29
related countries: France France

Wales, down to 14 men after the dismissal of captain Sam Waburton, lose their World Cup semi-final against France in heartbreaking fashion.
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VIDEO: Sprinter, 100, sets running record

Saturday, October 15th 2011, 2:08

Fauja Singh, a 100-year-old British man, has run his way to eight sprinting world records and is aiming to set another, when he takes part in this weekend's Toronto Waterfront Marathon.
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England collapse to opening loss

Friday, October 14th 2011, 17:18
related countries: India India

England slump from 111-2 to 174 all out as they lose by 126 runs in the first of five one-day internationals against India.
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Boyd to leave Shakespeare Company

Friday, October 14th 2011, 14:27

Michael Boyd is to leave his post as the British theatre director at the Royal Shakespeare Company.
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No-balls were 'freak occurrence'

Friday, October 14th 2011, 13:46
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The correct prediction of when no-balls would be bowled by Pakistan players during a Test match against England last year was a "freak occurrence", a trial hears.
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Live - India v England

Friday, October 14th 2011, 8:25
related countries: India India
related places: Hyderabad

England suffer a 126-run defeat as their batting collapses in the opening one-day international against India in Hyderabad.
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Wales are in-form side - Mealamu

Friday, October 14th 2011, 6:22
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand hooker Keven Mealamu insists fellow semi-finalists Wales are the best team left in the Rugby World Cup.
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PSG make approach to sign Beckham

Friday, October 14th 2011, 6:18
related countries: France France

Paris Saint-Germain make an approach to sign ex-England captain David Beckham when his contract at LA Galaxy expires in December.
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Spain seeks to lure back British property buyers

Thursday, October 13th 2011, 23:09

Britons wary about attempt to woo them back
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Gangs 'sexually abuse thousands'

Thursday, October 13th 2011, 21:12

Thousands of children in England are being horrifically abused by gangs, the deputy children's commissioner says, as she launches an inquiry.
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Rooney banned for three matches

Thursday, October 13th 2011, 16:43
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

England striker Wayne Rooney will miss the Euro 2012 group stage after being banned for three matches for his sending off against Montenegro.
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Haye announces boxing retirement

Thursday, October 13th 2011, 12:57

Britain's former WBA world heavyweight champion David Haye announces his retirement from boxing at the age of 31.
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Most private rents 'unaffordable'

Thursday, October 13th 2011, 12:49

Private rents are now unaffordable in 55% of local authorities in England, the housing charity Shelter says.
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Record exports cut trade deficit

Thursday, October 13th 2011, 10:27

The UK's trade deficit narrowed in August as the value of goods exported hit a record high, official figures show.
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Tindall criticised by review boss

Thursday, October 13th 2011, 9:58

The man tasked with chairing a review of the Rugby Football Union's England set up heavily criticises manager Martin Johnson and captain Mike Tindall.
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Wales team are no monks - Gatland

Thursday, October 13th 2011, 9:48
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Coach Warren Gatland denies Wales have been living "like monks" during their impressive World Cup campaign in New Zealand.
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Sportsday Live – Thursday 13 October

Thursday, October 13th 2011, 6:58

Sportsday Live - featuring all the reaction on Wayne Rooney's three-match England ban.
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Law helps launch London film gala

Thursday, October 13th 2011, 2:26
related places: London

Jude Law steps out on the red carpet for the first night gala of this year's London Film Festival to promote his new film 360.
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Hook replaces injured Priestland

Thursday, October 13th 2011, 2:00
related countries: France France

James Hook will start at fly-half in place of the injured Rhys Priestland in Wales' World Cup semi-final against France on Saturday.
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Basic elderly NHS care 'alarming'

Thursday, October 13th 2011, 1:31

Hospitals in England are falling short in the most basic care they are giving elderly patients, inspectors say.
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Trafficked for Juju

Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 21:14

The children smuggled to Britain for blood rituals
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Government wins key NHS bill vote

Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 15:49

The House of Lords votes against a proposal for more detailed scrutiny of the NHS bill for England, which ministers warned could kill it off altogether.
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UK unemployment hits 17-year high

Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 14:46

UK unemployment rose by 114,000 between June and August to 2.57 million, a 17-year high, according to official figures.
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Adele leads US music award nods

Wednesday, October 12th 2011, 7:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Adele

British singer Adele leads this year's American Music Awards nominations with four nods, including artist of the year.
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Delays 'could kill off NHS bill'

Tuesday, October 11th 2011, 20:26

The government bill overhauling the NHS in England could be scuppered completely if peers vote to delay it further, a health minister has warned.
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Tuesday, October 11th 2011, 18:04
related countries: Italy Italy, Somalia Somalia

UK and US naval forces have rescued a ship hijacked by Somali pirates after its crew sent an SOS message in a bottle, Italian officials say.
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Live - Euro 2012 qualifiers

Tuesday, October 11th 2011, 16:50
related countries: Armenia Armenia, Ireland Ireland, Spain Spain

Scotland miss out on a Euro 2012 play-off place after being beaten by Spain, but the Republic of Ireland beat Russia to seal second place in Group B, while Wales see off Bulgaria and Italy stroll past Northern Ireland.
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Shipwreck salvage work condemned

Tuesday, October 11th 2011, 14:39

Naval veterans' associations say that salvage work on three British warships is desecrating war graves.
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