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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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England 16-12 Scotland

Saturday, October 1st 2011, 9:28

Chris Ashton's late try sees England beat Scotland 16-12 to reach the World Cup quarter-finals.
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Live - Saturday football

Saturday, October 1st 2011, 9:17
related places: Everton, Liverpool

Manchester United and Manchester City win again to stay level on points at the top of the Premier League after Liverpool beat 10-man Everton in the Merseyside derby on a busy Saturday of football.
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Live text - England v Scotland

Saturday, October 1st 2011, 6:40

A late try from Chris Ashton takes England through to the World Cup quarter-finals with a 16-12 win over Scotland.
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Scots booze deal ban introduced

Saturday, October 1st 2011, 1:20

New laws come into force banning "irresponsible" drinks promotions by retailers in Scotland.
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Woman 'shot holding her baby son'

Friday, September 30th 2011, 15:45
related places: London

A teenager holding her 11-month-old son comes under fire from a shotgun as she talks to two friends in west London.
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Lawyer warns Knox will flee Italy

Friday, September 30th 2011, 15:24
related countries: Italy Italy

An Italian prosecutor warns the jury Amanda Knox will "run away abroad" if she is absolved of the 2007 murder of UK student Meredith Kercher.
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VIDEO: The most Scottish place in Italy?

Friday, September 30th 2011, 13:54
related countries: Italy Italy

Duncan Kennedy went to find out more about the place known by locals as "the most Scottish in Italy".
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Weekly bin rounds get £250m boost

Friday, September 30th 2011, 11:32

The government says it will make £250m available to help English councils keep or restore weekly bin collections.
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London 2012 - Olympic architecture

Friday, September 30th 2011, 9:52
related places: London

Take a look inside London's 2012 Olympic velodrome
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VIDEO: Meet China's only Olympic horseman

Friday, September 30th 2011, 8:51
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Evan Davis meets Alex Hua Tian, the first person to represent China in Three Day Eventing at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, as he prepares for London 2012.
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Friday, September 30th 2011, 6:30

The European Commission threatens legal action against the UK over a test of eligibility for benefits which it says discriminates against foreigners.
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Ex-MI5 chief to hear 'spy' case

Friday, September 30th 2011, 0:13
related countries: Russia Russia

A judge has ruled that an ex-head of MI5 can help to decide whether an MP's former aide accused of spying should be deported from the UK.
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Ministers to look at 80mph limit

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 19:04

The government is to launch a consultation on increasing the speed limit on English and Welsh motorways from 70mph to 80mph.
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Vermeer masterpiece in UK debut

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 12:21
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Cambridge

The Lacemaker, one of Dutch master Johannes Vermeer's most admired masterpieces, is to be exhibited at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.
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Press divided over Rock Of Ages

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 10:10
related places: London, West End

Hit Broadway musical Rock Of Ages, which has opened in London's West End, receives mixed reviews from critics.
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Blair Mid-East role not challenged

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 10:03

The Palestinian Authority denies reports that it will request the removal of Britain's Tony Blair as envoy for the Middle East Quartet of mediators.
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Adoptions of children fall by 5%

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 9:48

The number of children in care being adopted in England has fallen by 5%, according to Department for Education statistics.
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England & Scotland ring changes

Thursday, September 29th 2011, 0:02

England make three changes to their starting side and Scotland six for Saturday's crunch World Cup clash in Auckland.
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Making Olympic technology work

Wednesday, September 28th 2011, 23:07

Making the technology for the London Olympics work
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UK 'will resist' EU financial tax

Wednesday, September 28th 2011, 22:30

Bank shares have fallen in London after the UK said it would "resist" a financial transaction tax on EU members proposed by the European Commission.
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England job ruled out by Pearce

Wednesday, September 28th 2011, 19:15

Stuart Pearce rules himself out of the race to succeed Fabio Capello as England manager.
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Live - Wednesday football

Wednesday, September 28th 2011, 17:33
related places: Chelsea

Arsenal beat Olympiakos but Chelsea are held by Valencia in the Champions League, while there are two Championship fixtures and a Scottish Premier League match on a busy evening of football.
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UK cinemas braced for tough 2012

Wednesday, September 28th 2011, 12:38

More than 65 million tickets were sold at UK cinemas this summer, but distributors predict a challenging 2012 as the box office competes against the Olympics.
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Lowly sales for Assange's memoir

Wednesday, September 28th 2011, 10:38

The unauthorised biography of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange fails to make the UK bestsellers' chart after shifting just 644 copies in its opening days.
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Gebrselassie targets 2012 success

Wednesday, September 28th 2011, 9:46
related places: London

Double Olympic 10,000m champion Haile Gebrselassie brushes aside any question of him retiring and hopes for a successful 2012 Games in London.
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Peer to lead Labour police review

Wednesday, September 28th 2011, 0:44

Labour have asked former Metropolitan Police chief Lord Stevens to lead a "heavyweight" independent review of policing in England and Wales.
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Miliband's 'new bargain' for UK

Wednesday, September 28th 2011, 0:14

Ed Miliband vows to build a new society in which "reward is linked to effort" - and tells Labour's annual conference: "I am my own man".
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Meaker gets first England call-up

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 16:02
related countries: India India

Fast bowler Stuart Meaker has been given his first England call-up, while Kevin Pietersen returns to the squad to face India.
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Cinema goers call 3D a 'gimmick'

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 14:33

British cinema goers say 3D is a "gimmick" and makes little difference to the quality of a movie, according to a new poll.
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Miliband attacks 'fast buck' UK

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 14:14
related places: Liverpool

Ed Miliband gives his speech to Labour's annual conference, declaring war on "predatory, asset-stripping" companies and anti-social tenants.
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Pietersen recalled for India tour

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 13:23
related countries: India India

Kevin Pietersen has been recalled to the England squad for the one-day series against India in October.
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