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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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UK recovery 'weakest in century'

Tuesday, October 11th 2011, 14:05

The NIESR think-tank says the UK's recovery from recession is likely to be the weakest of any since the end of World War I.
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West Ham Olympic deal collapses

Tuesday, October 11th 2011, 12:09
related places: West Ham

The deal to award West Ham football club the Olympic Stadium after the London 2012 Games has collapsed, the government confirms.
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UK seeing 'big rise in poverty'

Tuesday, October 11th 2011, 11:20

Falling incomes will mean the biggest drop for middle-income families since the 1970s, says a report from the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
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West Ham to continue stadium bid

Tuesday, October 11th 2011, 10:31

Vice-chairman Karren Brady confirms West Ham still want to move to the Olympic Stadium after current negotiations break down.
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Ugly Betty star set for Chicago

Tuesday, October 11th 2011, 7:46
related places: London

Ugly Betty star America Ferrera is to make her London stage debut in the long-running musical Chicago, it has been announced.
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VIDEO: Search for life under Antarctic ice

Tuesday, October 11th 2011, 6:51

A pioneering British expedition to sample a lake under the Antarctic ice hopes to find unknown forms of life and clues to future climate impacts.
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VIDEO: Will shipwreck yield silver haul?

Tuesday, October 11th 2011, 5:35
related countries: United States United States

An American salvage company says it has found the wreck of a British ship which is believed to have been carrying millions of pounds worth of silver when it was torpedoed in World War I.
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Antarctic lake mission gets ready

Tuesday, October 11th 2011, 2:48

A pioneering British expedition to sample a lake under the Antarctic ice sheet could find new forms of life and clues to climate change.
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France unchanged for Wales clash

Tuesday, October 11th 2011, 0:52
related countries: France France

France coach Marc Lievremont names an unchanged side to face Wales in Saturday's World Cup semi-final in Auckland.
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Jenkins salutes 'best' Wales team

Monday, October 10th 2011, 21:46

Gethin Jenkins says Wales' World Cup side is the best team he has played in during his international career.
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NI players 'resent' withdrawals

Monday, October 10th 2011, 20:33

Following Nigel Worthington's decision to stand down as Northern Ireland manager, veteran keeper Maik Taylor says there is "resentment" within the squad at the extent of player withdrawals for international matches.
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Johnson came up short - Guscott

Monday, October 10th 2011, 16:20

Former England centre Jeremy Guscott tells BBC Sport his former international team-mate Martin Johnson has "come up short" as coach of the national team after their Rugby World Cup exit.
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Cameron: Report illegal migrants

Monday, October 10th 2011, 14:38

Prime Minister David Cameron sets out plans to tighten UK immigration rules and urges "everyone in the country to help... by reporting suspected illegal immigrants".
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WWII scoop journalist turns 100

Monday, October 10th 2011, 13:08
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Clare Hollingworth, the British journalist who was first to report the beginning of World War II, celebrates her 100th birthday in Hong Kong.
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Worthington steps down as NI boss

Monday, October 10th 2011, 12:30
related countries: Italy Italy

Northern Ireland manager Nigel Worthington is to step down from his position after Tuesday night's Euro 2012 qualifier against Italy.
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History beckons Wales - Jenkins

Monday, October 10th 2011, 10:09
related countries: France France

Assistant coach Neil Jenkins says Wales' World Cup semi-final with France is "maybe the biggest game in Welsh rugby history".
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VIDEO: McCartney weds American heiress

Monday, October 10th 2011, 6:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: London, Sunday

Sir Paul McCartney and his new wife Nancy Shevell celebrated into the small hours after their wedding in central London on Sunday.
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Rooney set to miss Euro build-up

Sunday, October 9th 2011, 22:00

England manager Fabio Capello says he will not start Wayne Rooney in pre-Euro 2012 friendlies as he aims to find effective ways of playing without the Manchester United striker, who will miss the start of the tournament.
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Tuilagi punished over ferry jump

Sunday, October 9th 2011, 21:08
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Auckland

Centre Manu Tuilagi is formally warned by police and fined £3,000 by England rugby officials after jumping from a ferry in Auckland on Sunday.
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NHS reform opponents block bridge

Sunday, October 9th 2011, 19:10
related places: London

Demonstrators block Westminster Bridge in central London as part of a protest over proposed changes to the NHS.
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Rihanna claims sixth number one

Sunday, October 9th 2011, 18:08

Singer Rihanna scores the sixth UK chart-topping single of her career with We Found Love.
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Sun's UV 'driving cold winters'

Sunday, October 9th 2011, 17:02

Does Sun's ultraviolet output explain UK's cold spells?
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England rugby 'not in meltdown'

Sunday, October 9th 2011, 12:43

Acting chief executive Martyn Thomas rejects suggestions that problems at the Rugby Football Union played a part in England's poor World Cup.
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Pain drives Cup charge - Gatland

Sunday, October 9th 2011, 11:50

Coach Warren Gatland says the pain Wales' players suffered during pre-tournament training has helped put them one game away from a World Cup final.
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VIDEO: Michael Jackson's family at tribute show

Sunday, October 9th 2011, 4:01

Michael Jackson's children joined a host of stars to pay tribute to their father at a concert to remember him at the Millennium Stadium in Wales.
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RFU to review Johnson's position

Sunday, October 9th 2011, 0:02
related countries: France France

The Rugby Football Union will carry out a review of England's World Cup campaign before deciding whether or not Martin Johnson continues as manager.
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Liechtenstein 0-1 Scotland

Saturday, October 8th 2011, 19:25
related countries: Liechtenstein Liechtenstein

Scotland move second in Euro 2012 qualifying Group I thanks to Craig Mackail-Smith's first-half winner against Liechtenstein.
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Casey in front as Woods makes cut

Saturday, October 8th 2011, 17:20

England's Paul Casey leads the Frys.com Open by one shot after a fog-delayed second round, while Tiger Woods makes the cut on his competitive return.
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Live - Liechtenstein v Scotland

Saturday, October 8th 2011, 16:57
related countries: Liechtenstein Liechtenstein

Scotland can go second in Euro 2012 qualifying Group I if they win in Liechtenstein.
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Wales delight but heartbreak for England

Saturday, October 8th 2011, 16:41
related countries: France France, Ireland Ireland

France beat England and Wales overpower Ireland on a dramatic day of Rugby World Cup quarter-finals.
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Wales into World Cup semi-final

Saturday, October 8th 2011, 13:49
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Wales are heading for their biggest game in 24 years after beating Ireland 22-10 in the quarter-final of the Rugby World Cup.
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£101m won on Euromillions in UK

Saturday, October 8th 2011, 8:08

A ticketholder from the UK has won a £101m Euromillions jackpot, Camelot says, three months after a couple from Scotland won a record £161m.
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Live text - England v France

Saturday, October 8th 2011, 6:58
related countries: France France

France beat England 19-12 in their Rugby World Cup quarter-finals at Eden Park in Auckland to set up a semi-final meeting with Wales.
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Live text - Ireland v Wales

Saturday, October 8th 2011, 4:28
related countries: Ireland Ireland, New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Wellington

Wales beat Ireland 22-10 in their World Cup quarter-final at the Westpac stadium to make the tournament's last four for the first time in 24 years.
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Capello stands by Rooney decision

Friday, October 7th 2011, 22:15
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

England manager Fabio Capello defends his decision to pick Wayne Rooney after the striker is sent off in the World Cup qualifying draw against Montenegro.
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Montenegro 2-2 England

Friday, October 7th 2011, 21:32
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

England qualify for Euro 2012 after drawing 2-2 in Montenegro but the result is marred by Wayne Rooney's second-half sending off.
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Wada asks BOA to review ban rule

Friday, October 7th 2011, 18:44

The World Anti Doping Agency (Wada) writes to the British Olympic Association urging them to review their lifetime ban for drugs cheats, the BBC learns.
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Nigeria approves UK prisoner deal

Friday, October 7th 2011, 18:33
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigerian lawmakers approve a deal allowing offenders convicted in the UK to serve out their jail terms in Nigeria.
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UK banks hit by Moody's downgrade

Friday, October 7th 2011, 18:25

Moody's downgrades the credit rating of 12 UK financial firms because it believes the government is now less likely to provide support.
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Live - Euro 2012 qualifiers

Friday, October 7th 2011, 17:31

England qualify for Euro 2012 despite a draw with Montenegro following Wayne Rooney's red card, while Wales win, Northern Ireland lose and the Republic of Ireland face Andorra on a frantic evening.
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Bono campaign advert faces TV ban

Friday, October 7th 2011, 16:49

A campaign advert made by an organisation founded by U2 frontman Bono has been banned from UK TV because it could breach rules covering political advertising.
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New fines over exam paper errors

Friday, October 7th 2011, 15:48

Exam boards which make mistakes on exam papers could face fines, under new powers being given to England's watchdog Ofqual.
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Friday, October 7th 2011, 15:27

There have been nine cases of Legionnaires' disease in the UK all linked to travelling to Corfu since August, according to the Health Protection Agency.
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The King's Speech play to tour UK

Friday, October 7th 2011, 11:53

The stage version of Oscar-winning film The King's Speech is to tour the UK next year from February.
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King fears crisis is 'worst ever'

Friday, October 7th 2011, 11:47

The Bank of England governor Mervyn King has said the current financial crisis could be the worst the country has ever seen.
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Johnson rejects 'kicking contest'

Friday, October 7th 2011, 10:16

Martin Johnson denies claims of a special competition to decide who will kick for his side as England, France, Ireland and Wales prepare for Saturday's fascinating World Cup quarter-finals.
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Libyan to sue UK over rendition

Friday, October 7th 2011, 7:19
related countries: Libya Libya

A Libyan man who claims MI6 arranged to send him home to be tortured in Colonel Gaddafi's jails begins legal action against the UK government.
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VIDEO: Afghans 'will have viable state by 2015'

Friday, October 7th 2011, 3:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

It is 10 years since the start of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, the American and British-led operation against Taliban forces in the country.
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NHS bosses urge honesty over cuts

Friday, October 7th 2011, 0:27

Health service managers have called on the government to be more honest with the public about the financial challenges facing the NHS in England.
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Terry backs Johnson's management

Thursday, October 6th 2011, 22:00

England captain John Terry praises the way in which England rugby manager Martin Johnson has defended his players at the World Cup.
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VIDEO: Wounded veterans tackle cycle tour

Thursday, October 6th 2011, 17:56
related countries: United States United States

A group of 30 veterans from the US and UK are taking part in a transatlantic charity cycle ride to raise funds for other wounded servicemen.
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Bank injects £75bn into economy

Thursday, October 6th 2011, 14:11

The Bank of England says it will inject a further £75bn into the economy through quantitative easing (QE) but holds interest rates at 0.5%.
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Heroin and crack treatment falls

Thursday, October 6th 2011, 8:59

The number of heroin and crack cocaine users needing treatment in England has fallen by 10,000 in two years, figures show.
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True test lies ahead, says Parker

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 22:00

Midfielder Scott Parker admits the true test of England's changing team will only come if they qualify for Euro 2012.
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John Burnside wins Forward prize

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 20:15

Scottish poet John Burnside has been named the winner of the £10,000 Forward Prize for his collection Black Cat Bone.
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Fight through economic storm - PM

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 17:50
related places: Cameron

David Cameron warns of a global recession but urges the UK to "fight for a better future", in his speech to the Conservative conference.
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UK economic growth revised down

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 14:44

The UK economy grew by 0.1% between April and June, official figures show, less than the 0.2% estimated previously.
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Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 12:31

The Football Association says it is not yet searching for Fabio Capello's successor as England manager.
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Tesco profits grow but UK subdued

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 11:32

Supermarket group Tesco reports a rise in half-year profits despite a fall in underlying UK sales, while rival Sainsbury's posts slightly better sales.
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Sportsday Live - Wednesday 5 October

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 6:58

Sportsday Live - breaking sports news, featuring the latest ahead of the Euro 2012 qualifiers and more.
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Knox 'overwhelmed' at US return

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 5:51
related countries: United States United States

A tearful Amanda Knox says she is "overwhelmed" at being back on US soil after her acquittal for the murder of UK student Meredith Kercher.
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Ireland to make late call on Best

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 3:52

Ireland include injury doubt Rory Best in their starting line-up as they name an unchanged team for the World Cup quarter-final against Wales.
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VIDEO: Amanda Knox 'overwhelmed' at US return

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 2:43
related countries: United States United States

A tearful Amanda Knox has said she is "overwhelmed" at being back on US soil after her acquittal for the murder of UK student Meredith Kercher.
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VIDEO: Knox: 'I'm really overwhelmed'

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 1:02
related countries: United States United States

A tearful Amanda Knox has said she is "overwhelmed" at being back on US soil after her acquittal for the murder of UK student Meredith Kercher.
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Johnson rubbishes talk of MP bid

Wednesday, October 5th 2011, 0:12
related places: London

Boris Johnson rules out standing for election as an MP - and therefore any bid to lead the Conservatives - while he remains mayor of London.
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No end to my potential - Welbeck

Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 22:01
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Manchester United's Danny Welbeck insists he is putting "no limits" on his progress as he joined the England squad for their decisive Euro 2012 qualifier in Montenegro.
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Russian tycoon punch investigated

Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 13:34
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian media mogul Alexander Lebedev, who owns two UK newspapers, is to be investigated after punching a fellow guest during a TV debate.
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World economy in danger - Cameron

Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 13:31

David Cameron says the world economy is at "a moment of danger" as a result of the eurozone crisis and urgent action is "absolutely vital".
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Players let England down - Hape

Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 11:17
related countries: France France

England centre Shontayne Hape says some of his team-mates' behaviour has let the squad down but urges them to focus on beating France in the World Cup quarter-finals.
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Fiennes to receive BFI Fellowship

Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 11:14

Actor Ralph Fiennes and director David Cronenberg will receive BFI Fellowships at the London Film Festival later this month.
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UK construction activity 'stalls'

Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 10:11

Activity in the UK construction sector slowed to "near stagnation" in September, a closely-watched survey suggests.
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NHS plans 'risk irreparable harm'

Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 7:11

The overhaul of the NHS in England will cause irreparable harm, according to leading public health doctors.
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VIDEO: Kercher trial: Pair acquitted

Tuesday, October 4th 2011, 5:06
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States

An Italian appeals court has overturned the murder convictions of American Amanda Knox and Italian Raffaele Sollecito, jailed for the killing of UK student Meredith Kercher in 2007.
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Knox acquitted of Kercher murder

Monday, October 3rd 2011, 23:06

Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito are acquitted of the murder of UK student Meredith Kercher following a successful appeal.
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HP completes buy-out of Autonomy

Monday, October 3rd 2011, 21:51

Hewlett-Packard completes the buy-out of UK software firm Autonomy despite the departure of the man who initiated it.
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BOA dope ban 'should be scrapped'

Monday, October 3rd 2011, 20:37
related countries: United States United States

US Anti-Doping Agency boss Travis Tygart says the British Olympic Association's doping by-law is not in accordance with global rules and should be removed.
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Pietersen backed to find ODI form

Monday, October 3rd 2011, 20:21
related countries: India India

Captain Alastair Cook says Kevin Pietersen has a huge future in England's one-day side after being recalled for this month's limited-overs tour of India.
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Guscott condemns England conduct

Monday, October 3rd 2011, 16:58

Jeremy Guscott tells BBC Sport some England players "lack respect" as their off-field activities threaten to overshadow their World Cup campaign in New Zealand.
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Kercher family's pain over appeal

Monday, October 3rd 2011, 15:50

The family of murdered British student Meredith Kercher say they will always find it difficult to forgive her killers.
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I did not kill, Knox tells court

Monday, October 3rd 2011, 14:41

Amanda Knox makes a courtroom appeal against her conviction for the murder of UK student Meredith Kercher, saying she was "paying with her life".
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Liam Adams to be extradited to NI

Monday, October 3rd 2011, 12:44
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

The brother of Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams will be extradited to Northern Ireland to face 18 charges of sexually assaulting his daughter, a Dublin court rules.
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Armitage banned for France match

Monday, October 3rd 2011, 10:22
related countries: France France

England winger Delon Armitage will miss Saturday's Rugby World Cup quarter-final clash against France after being given a one-match ban for a dangerous high tackle.
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Council tax freeze to be extended

Monday, October 3rd 2011, 9:44

A council tax freeze in England will be extended to 2012-13 under plans to be unveiled by Chancellor George Osborne at the Tory Party conference.
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VIDEO: Amanda Knox 'paying with life'

Monday, October 3rd 2011, 9:19

Amanda Knox has given her closing statement in her appeal against her conviction for the murder of the British student Meredith Kercher.
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'Threat' to Afghan women's rights

Monday, October 3rd 2011, 9:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Women's rights in Afghanistan are under threat after 10 years of progress, two leading British aid agencies say.
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Beatles attend Harrison premiere

Monday, October 3rd 2011, 8:57
related places: London

Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are among the guests at the London premiere of Martin Scorsese's George Harrison documentary.
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Man denies Tindall video charge

Monday, October 3rd 2011, 7:18
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A bouncer pleads not guilty to illegally accessing CCTV footage of England rugby captain Mike Tindall with a woman in a bar in New Zealand.
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No place for Ferdinand in squad

Sunday, October 2nd 2011, 20:42
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
related places: Fulham

Rio Ferdinand and Jermain Defoe are left out of England's squad for the Euro 2012 qualifier with Montenegro on Friday, with Spurs defender Kyle Walker and Fulham striker Bobby Zamora included.
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Tottenham 2-1 Arsenal

Sunday, October 2nd 2011, 16:59
related places: London, Tottenham

Kyle Walker scores the winner as Tottenham beat Arsenal in an entertaining north London derby.
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PM warns over eurozone break-up

Sunday, October 2nd 2011, 12:27

Prime Minister David Cameron warns that it would be "very bad" for the UK if the eurozone were to break up.
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Live - Hearts v Celtic

Sunday, October 2nd 2011, 11:13

Celtic travel to fifth-place Hearts to try to close the gap on Rangers at the top of the Scottish Premier League.
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Live - Sunday football

Sunday, October 2nd 2011, 11:02
related places: Fulham, London, Tottenham

Tottenham beat Arsenal in Sunday's late Premier League game, after thumping wins for Chelsea and Fulham, while Swansea beat Stoke and Hearts see off Celtic.
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Ireland 36-6 Italy

Sunday, October 2nd 2011, 9:29
related countries: Italy Italy

Ireland secure a World Cup quarter-final match against Wales by comfortably beating Italy in Dunedin.
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Wales v Fiji as it happened

Sunday, October 2nd 2011, 7:05
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, Fiji Fiji
related places: Hamilton

Wales comprehensively beat Fiji at the Waikato Stadium in Hamilton to reach the quarter-finals.
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England reprimand three players

Sunday, October 2nd 2011, 5:42

England manager Martin Johnson reprimands three players for inappropriate comments made to a female hotel worker.
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Argentina 25-7 Georgia

Sunday, October 2nd 2011, 2:51

Argentina progress to the quarter-finals at the expense of Scotland after victory over Georgie in Palmerston North.
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School crowned best new building

Sunday, October 2nd 2011, 0:50
related places: Brixton, London

The Evelyn Grace Academy in Brixton, south London, wins the UK's most prestigious award for architecture, the Stirling Prize.
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'Big rise' in charity food demand

Sunday, October 2nd 2011, 0:24

Figures from UK charity Fareshare show a sharp rise in demand on charities for food.
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Live - Scottish Premier League

Saturday, October 1st 2011, 13:05
related places: Inverness

Rangers edge past Hibernian, Motherwell ease past Dundee United, Kilmarnock lose to St Johnstone and Inverness get the better of St Mirren.
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