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Singer Beryl Davis dies aged 87

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 17:08

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

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 16:25

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, November 1st 2011, 12:49

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, October 31st 2011, 16:14

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

Monday, October 31st 2011, 13:48

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

Monday, October 31st 2011, 13:29

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

Monday, October 31st 2011, 10:49

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, 6:09

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'

Sunday, October 30th 2011, 23:51

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

Sunday, October 30th 2011, 20:26
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, 19:21

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, 17:26
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, 16:06
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, 13:04

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, 12:31

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, 10:45

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, 16:11
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, 12:50
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, 12:46
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, 12:25
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, 10:18
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, 9:12
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, 6:26
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, 14:57
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, 14:02

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, 13:43

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, 12:50

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, 11:01

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, 9:11
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, 0:13
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'

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 23:28

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, 17:49

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, 16:51
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, 10:47

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, 10:35
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, 8:43

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, 7:31
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'

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 23:38

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, 17:46

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, 17:03
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, 16:07
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, 13:10

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, 11:15
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

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 23:01

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, 16:23
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, 14:28
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, 14:03
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, 13:41
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, 11:43

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, 11:37
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, 11:18

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, 11:09

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, 11:09

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, 9:39

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, 9:30

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, 8:26
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, 6:56

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, 4:28

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

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 0:18

Public spending on education in the UK is falling at the fastest rate since the 1950s, says the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
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Chandlers criticise rescue effort

Monday, October 24th 2011, 19:07
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Paul and Rachel Chandler criticise the government for putting the Foreign Office in charge of securing their release from Somali pirates, rather than police.
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England rioters 'poor and young'

Monday, October 24th 2011, 17:34

Comprehensive statistics on the England riots show those charged with offences were poorer, younger and of lower educational achievement than average.
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Adele scoops double at Q awards

Monday, October 24th 2011, 13:30
related places: London

Singer Adele wins best female artist and best track at Q magazine's music awards in London, while Tinie Tempah is named best male.
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VIDEO: How to attract Chinese tourists

Monday, October 24th 2011, 9:51
related countries: China China

The number of Chinese tourists coming to the UK has risen hugely over the last few years - so how can our shops and hotels take advantage?
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Flooding across Northern Ireland

Monday, October 24th 2011, 8:12

The Met Office issues a severe weather warning for Northern Ireland for Monday as flooding affects various parts of the region.
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Plans to lose '1,500 Tube jobs'

Monday, October 24th 2011, 6:49

London Underground plans to axe more than 1,500 jobs and close all but 30 ticket offices, a union claims.
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Wick malt 'world's best whisky'

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 23:43

A single malt distilled in one of Scotland's most remote distilleries is named the world's best whisky by a leading expert.
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PM clashes with Sarkozy over euro

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 23:40
related countries: France France

David Cameron clashes with French president Nicolas Sarkozy, who says he is "sick" of the UK offering advice on the euro despite not using it.
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Noel Gallagher tops album chart

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 18:03

Former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher tops the UK album chart with his debut solo album, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.
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India cruise to win over England

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 17:12

India cruise to a comprehensive six-wicket win over England in Mumbai to take a 4-0 lead in the one-day series.
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Europe discussing treaty change

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 15:27

UK Prime Minister David Cameron says an EU summit has discussed making changes to the union's treaty to try to resolve the debt crisis.
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'No public money' to buy Titian

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 12:21

The Scottish government says it will not make a contribution towards securing a second masterpiece of Western art for the nation.
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Live - Scottish Premier League

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 11:10
related places: Aberdeen

Scottish Premier League leaders Rangers visit Hearts in the 1230 BST kick-off, with Celtic hosting Aberdeen at 1500.
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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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