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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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Shakespeare's sign-language debut

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 7:17
related places: London

Sign language, hip-hop and Swahili are just some of the diverse ways in which all of Shakespeare's plays will be performed at London's Globe theatre as part of 2012's Cultural Olylmpiad.
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Armitage wary of Scottish threat

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 5:50

Delon Armitage says England are fully prepared to withstand the challenge of "dangerous" Scotland when they meet in Auckland on Saturday.
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The landscape of war

Tuesday, September 27th 2011, 0:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

British photographer records signs of conflict in Afghanistan
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Silver worth £150m found on wreck

Monday, September 26th 2011, 16:41

A shipwreck containing 200 tonnes of silver worth around £150m is discovered in the Atlantic - the largest haul of precious metal ever found at sea.
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Balls urges VAT cuts for growth

Monday, September 26th 2011, 15:14

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls unveils a five-point plan to kick-start Britain's economy in a speech to the Labour Party conference.
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GB boss hails 'mind-blowing' team

Monday, September 26th 2011, 14:58

British Cycling performance director Dave Brailsford believes Mark Cavendish's world road race win was the product of the best team display in living memory.
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Gatland critical over Wales win

Monday, September 26th 2011, 9:43
related countries: Namibia Namibia

Coach Warren Gatland admits he is not entirely happy with Wales' record-breaking 81-7 victory over Namibia in New Plymouth.
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Wales 81-7 Namibia

Monday, September 26th 2011, 8:19
related countries: Namibia Namibia

Wales rack up a dozen tries in an 81-7 victory over Namibia to stay on course for a World Cup quarter-final place.
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NI seeks lower drink-drive limit

Monday, September 26th 2011, 6:30

Northern Ireland's environment minister Alex Attwood outlines his proposals to change the drink-driving laws, almost halving the legal limit.
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Live text - Wales v Namibia

Monday, September 26th 2011, 5:58
related countries: Namibia Namibia

Wales take on Namibia in the World Cup Pool D match in New Plymouth.
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Government urged to boost growth

Monday, September 26th 2011, 5:15

The British Chambers of Commerce calls on the government to do more to stimulate growth, while continuing with its austerity programme.
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Khan urges UK to cut Pakistan aid

Sunday, September 25th 2011, 23:47
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani opposition politician Imran Khan, the former cricketer, urges the UK to its aid to his country, saying it fuels corruption.
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Birds 'learn how to build nests'

Sunday, September 25th 2011, 23:01

New Scottish university findings suggest birds learn the art of nest-building, rather than it being just an instinctive skill.
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Live - England v West Indies

Sunday, September 25th 2011, 17:00

West Indies beat England by 25 runs at The Oval to draw the Twenty20 series 1-1.
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Labour in tuition fees cap pledge

Sunday, September 25th 2011, 14:38
related places: Liverpool

Ed Miliband says Labour would lower the cap on student tuition fees in England to £6,000 if it was in power now, as the party gathers in Liverpool for its conference.
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Cavendish wins world road title

Sunday, September 25th 2011, 13:57
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Mark

Mark Cavendish becomes Britain's first world road race champion for 46 years as the eight-man GB cycling team rides a near-perfect race in Denmark.
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Union seeks BAE 'job cuts' talks

Sunday, September 25th 2011, 11:09

Union leaders want "urgent talks" with UK defence company BAE Systems following reports it is planning to cut 3,000 jobs.
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Live - Sunday football

Sunday, September 25th 2011, 10:57
related places: Cardiff, Leicester

QPR snatch a late draw against Aston Villa in the late Premier League match after Leicester are held by Cardiff to a 0-0 draw in the Championship and St Johnstone beat Hearts in the Scottish Premier League.
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PM says UK won't change debt plan

Sunday, September 25th 2011, 10:22

The prime minister insists the government will press ahead with its current plan to reduce the budget deficit, despite the lack of economic growth in the UK.
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Radcliffe inside London 2012 time

Sunday, September 25th 2011, 9:44
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Paula Radcliffe beats UK Athletics' qualifying mark for London 2012 at the Berlin marathon as she finishes third, while Patrick Makau sets a new men's world record.
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Argentina 13-12 Scotland

Sunday, September 25th 2011, 9:26
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino's late try gives Argentina a win that leaves Scotland on the brink of a World Cup exit.
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Waldrom in for injured Sheridan

Sunday, September 25th 2011, 8:17

Leicester number eight Thomas Waldrom is officially called into the England squad to replace injured prop Andrew Sheridan.
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Live text - Argentina v Scotland

Sunday, September 25th 2011, 7:22
related countries: Argentina Argentina, New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Wellington

Scotland lose out 13-12 to Argentina in an absorbing World Cup encounter in a wet Wellington.
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Report warns UK species declining

Sunday, September 25th 2011, 5:01

Red squirrel and hedgehog populations in the UK have continued to fall over the last decade, a report suggests.
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Body identified as Karen Coyles

Saturday, September 24th 2011, 22:55

A body found off the coast of Scotland has been formally identified as a woman who went missing in Northern Ireland two weeks ago.
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Life sentences urged in Knox case

Saturday, September 24th 2011, 16:56

Prosecutors in the appeal of two people convicted of killing a British student call for the defendants to have their sentences extended to life terms.
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Mum and five children die in fire

Saturday, September 24th 2011, 16:49
related places: London

A mother and five of her children are killed in a house fire in north-west London which police and fire investigators say was not suspicious.
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Live - Scottish Premier League

Saturday, September 24th 2011, 11:14
related places: Dunfermline

Rangers hammer Dunfermline in the lunchtime kick off, while Celtic host Inverness in one of four games at three o' clock.
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Live - Saturday football

Saturday, September 24th 2011, 8:59
related places: Chelsea, Liverpool

Man Utd travel to Stoke after a busy afternoon that sees Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City and Tottenham all victorious among a full English and Scottish league programme of football.
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England 67-3 Romania

Saturday, September 24th 2011, 7:55
related countries: Romania Romania

Mark Cueto and Chris Ashton both grab hat-tricks as England rack up 10 tries in a crushing win over Romania in Dunedin.
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Live text - England v Romania

Saturday, September 24th 2011, 5:42
related countries: Romania Romania

England face Pool B minnows Romania at the Otago Stadium in Dunedin.
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Knox jury told to remember victim

Saturday, September 24th 2011, 4:03
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian prosecutors urge a jury considering an appeal by two convicted murderers of British student Meredith Kercher to remember her family.
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Peace event to condemn terrorism

Saturday, September 24th 2011, 3:02
related places: London

Thousands of Muslims are expected at a peace conference at London's Wembley Arena to condemn terrorism, organisers say.
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Success in trial of cancer drug

Saturday, September 24th 2011, 1:32
related places: London

A London hospital's trial of a new cancer drug, which accurately targets tumours, has been so successful it has been stopped early.
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A little corner of England in France

Friday, September 23rd 2011, 23:25
related countries: France France

A bid to save a unique English house and garden in France
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Swann backs Bopara as all-rounder

Friday, September 23rd 2011, 22:31

Graeme Swann backs Ravi Bopara to become a fine England all-rounder following his man-of-the-match display against West Indies.
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Britons consider US hacking case

Friday, September 23rd 2011, 20:17
related countries: United States United States

British victims of alleged phone hacking by the News of the World consider legal action in the US against parent company News Corporation.
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England decimate poor West Indies

Friday, September 23rd 2011, 20:01

Ravi Bopara takes 4-10 and Craig Kieswetter and Alex Hales hit half centuries as a youthful England side stroll to a 10-wicket victory over West Indies in the first T20 international at the Oval.
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Pirates 'bring shame on Somalia'

Friday, September 23rd 2011, 16:48
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Elder talks of anger at pirates over UK tourist kidnap
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Live - England v West Indies

Friday, September 23rd 2011, 15:41

England thrash West Indies by 10 wickets in the first of two T20 internationals at The Oval, Alex Hales and Craig Kieswetter both making half centuries and Ravi Bopara posting 4-10.
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Meredith forgotten, sister fears

Friday, September 23rd 2011, 14:16
related countries: Italy Italy

UK student Meredith Kercher has been "completely forgotten" in the four years since she was murdered during a year abroad in Italy, her sister says.
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Dale Farm decision due on Monday

Friday, September 23rd 2011, 12:42

A High Court decision on whether residents can be evicted from the UK's largest illegal travellers' site is not expected until Monday.
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Opera House unveils cinema season

Friday, September 23rd 2011, 11:33
related places: London

London's Royal Opera House launches an ambitious programme of cinema screenings, including Madam Butterfly in 3D.
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VIDEO: Olympics: Allegations of boxing bribe

Friday, September 23rd 2011, 11:14
related places: London

Just 10 months before the 2012 Olympic Games open in London the BBC has learned of allegations of corruption at the heart of Olympic boxing, including a claim that Olympic gold medals have in effect been offered for sale.
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Leigh defends 'Philharmonic Four'

Friday, September 23rd 2011, 9:57
related countries: Israel Israel

Director Mike Leigh is among figures expressing "dismay" at the suspension of four London Philharmonic Orchestra players who opposed a concert by Israeli musicians.
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Contepomi fit for Scotland match

Friday, September 23rd 2011, 5:40
related countries: Argentina Argentina, New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Wellington

Argentina captain Felipe Contepomi will return from injury for the must-win World Cup Pool B clash with Scotland in Wellington on Sunday.
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The SAS secret hidden since World War II

Friday, September 23rd 2011, 0:01

The British SAS war diary hidden from the world for 65 years
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VIDEO: Markets tumble around the world

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 21:52
related places: London

Share prices in London and around the world have suffered dramatic falls as markets reacted to a series of grim warnings about the state of the global economy.
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Claims of 2012 boxing medal fix

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 21:01
related countries: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan

A BBC Newsnight investigation uncovers evidence of secret payments from an Azerbaijani to boxing organisers, which whistleblowers allege is part of a deal to secure two gold medals at London 2012.
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Maldives anger at UK blog satire

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 19:09
related countries: Maldives Maldives

The Maldives - at risk from rising sea levels - complains of a spoof Daily Telegraph blog post saying it will be omitted from the Times World Atlas.
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G20 urged to stimulate recovery

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 16:02

The UK has joined five other G20 countries in calling for coordinated action from the world's leading nations stimulate economic growth.
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UBS trader 'sorry beyond words'

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 15:47
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: London

Trader Kweku Adoboli, who is accused of a £1.5bn fraud at Swiss bank UBS, tells a London court he is "sorry beyond words" as he is remanded in custody until 20 October.
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Trent Bridge to host Ashes Tests

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 15:45

Nottinghamshire's Trent Bridge will host Ashes Tests in 2013 and 2015 after the England and Wales Cricket Board announces international venues for the next five years.
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Broadcasters hand over riot video

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 15:37
related places: London

Untransmitted video footage from August's riots in London has been handed to police by the BBC, ITN and Sky News after Scotland Yard obtained court orders against the media organisations.
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Embryonic stem cell test go-ahead

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 14:48
related places: London

Doctors at Moorfields Eye hospital in London have been given the go-ahead to carry out Europe's first clinical trial using human embryonic stem cells.
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Hospital 'risk' over NHS mortgage

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 10:05

Paying off the "NHS mortgage" is putting so much pressure on the system in England that the future of some hospitals is at risk, ministers say.
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Assange angry over memoir release

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 8:58

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange criticises a UK publisher for releasing drafts of his autobiography without his approval.
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Deadly bird disease is spreading

Thursday, September 22nd 2011, 3:28

A disease that is killing greenfinches and chaffinches in the UK has spread to Europe, scientists say.
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VIDEO: Rescued from the Amazon rainforest

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 18:08
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian rescuers have found a British couple whose vehicle crashed into a ravine in the Amazon jungle.
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Second man denies Briton's kidnap

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 17:48
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A second man has appeared in a Kenyan court over the murder of a British tourist and abduction of his wife.
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Wednesday football as it happened

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 17:47
related places: Brighton, Liverpool

Liverpool, Manchester City, Chelsea, Everton, Southampton and Cardiff reach the fourth round of the Carling Cup, while in the Scottish Communities League Cup Rangers crash to Falkirk.
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VIDEO: SA gold miners sue in UK court

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 16:41
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United States United States

Former gold miners in South Africa are suing industry giant Anglo American in the London High Court for allegedly damaging their health.
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Clegg warns of 'long, hard road'

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 16:29

Britain faces a "long, hard road" to economic recovery, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg warns in his big speech to the Lib Dem conference.
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Bank hints at economic stimulus

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 15:55

The Bank of England moves closer to re-starting quantitative easing because the UK economy is deteriorating, minutes show.
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Wiggins takes time trial silver

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 15:03
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's Tony Martin dominates the World Road Cycling time trial as Britain's Bradley Wiggins pips Fabian Cancellara to silver.
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SA gold miners sue Anglo American

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 11:22
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United States United States

Former gold miners in South Africa are suing industry giant Anglo American for millions of dollars in the London High Court for allegedly damaging their health, their lawyers say.
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Fletcher friend's 27-year quest for justice

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 10:42

Friend's 27-year search for justice for murdered UK policewoman
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Public borrowing rises in August

Wednesday, September 21st 2011, 10:10

Public sector net borrowing in the UK increased in August, but data for previous months was revised down, latest figures show.
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