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Last British troops leave Helmand

Monday, October 27th 2014, 21:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The last UK troops leave Helmand province in Afghanistan, as a poll suggests 68% of the UK public think the 13-year campaign was not "worthwhile".
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Doctor 'unlawfully killed' in Syria

Monday, October 27th 2014, 17:55
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

A London jury returns a verdict of unlawful killing at an inquest into the death of Dr Abbas Khan in a Syrian prison.
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UK to fight EU demand 'in every way'

Monday, October 27th 2014, 16:53

David Cameron tells MPs the UK will not pay the extra £1.7bn demanded by the EU, promising to challenge it "in every way possible".
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PM backs 'HS3' for north of England

Monday, October 27th 2014, 15:48

Prime Minister David Cameron adds his support to a high-speed rail link in the north of England, following a report by HS2 boss Sir David Higgins.
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VIDEO: Sting's Broadway musical debut

Monday, October 27th 2014, 13:26
related places: Broadway

British pop star Sting makes his debut as a Broadway composer and lyricist in a musical called The Last Ship.
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Victoria Beckham tops entrepreneur poll

Monday, October 27th 2014, 12:49
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

Victoria Beckham tops a list of Britain's top 100 entrepreneurs by Management Today magazine.
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Dewani 'met gay escort three times'

Monday, October 27th 2014, 11:40
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Shrien Dewani, the British businessman accused of arranging the murder of his wife in South Africa, met a gay escort three times, a court is told.
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Immigrants comments wrong - Fallon

Monday, October 27th 2014, 10:41

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says he "misspoke" when warning that parts of the UK could be "swamped" by immigrants without changes to EU rules.
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Sting musical opens on Broadway

Monday, October 27th 2014, 8:58
related places: Broadway

The Last Ship, Sting's musical about shipbuilding in the North East of England, opens on Broadway to respectable, if qualified reviews.
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VIDEO: Keeping the Taliban at bay in Kabul

Monday, October 27th 2014, 7:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Kabul

As British and US troops end combat operations in Afghanistan, millions of Afghans are now left wondering if their country and its capital Kabul will remain out of Taliban hands.
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Afghan sacrifice 'never forgotten'

Monday, October 27th 2014, 4:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The British troops who died in Afghanistan will never be forgotten, the prime minister has said after the UK's 13-year-long military campaign ended.
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Drone safeguards urged by pilots

Monday, October 27th 2014, 0:49

Strict regulations will need to be introduced before large drones are allowed to appear in the UK's skies, pilots association Balpa says.
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England add Exeter trio to squad

Sunday, October 26th 2014, 21:29
related places: Exeter

England add Exeter Chiefs trio Dave Ewers, Henry Slade and Thomas Waldrom to their squad for the autumn internationals.
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Towns 'feel under siege' from migrants

Sunday, October 26th 2014, 20:21

Parts of the UK could be "swamped" by European Union migrants unless rules on free movement are changed, the defence secretary warns.
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UK ends Afghan combat operations

Sunday, October 26th 2014, 18:18
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The last UK base and a key US base in Afghanistan are handed over to Afghan security forces, ending British combat operations in the country.
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IS hostages 'have been waterboarded'

Sunday, October 26th 2014, 13:33

A British hostage being held by Islamic State says prisoners of the militant group who have tried to escape have been punished with waterboarding.
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EU budget anger - UK is not alone

Sunday, October 26th 2014, 12:02

UK not alone in concern about new EU payments
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VIDEO: Meeting Afghanistan's 'thin blue line'

Saturday, October 25th 2014, 23:47
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

By the end of the year, British forces will have ended combat operations in Afghanistan leaving Afghan security forces to fight the Taliban threat.
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Most UK profit warnings since 2008

Saturday, October 25th 2014, 23:03

Profit warnings by UK-listed firms rise to the their highest summer level for six years, according to forecaster EY.
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'Record number' of low-paid Britons

Saturday, October 25th 2014, 23:00

A record five million UK workers are now in low-paid jobs, a rise of 250,000 in the last year, research from a left-of-centre think tank suggests.
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Northampton 34-6 Ospreys

Saturday, October 25th 2014, 18:04
related places: Northampton

Four tries from Wales wing George North see Northampton end Ospreys' unbeaten start to the season with a big Champions Cup win.
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Lamont quits after role 'questioned'

Saturday, October 25th 2014, 17:40

Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont resigns saying senior party members had "questioned" her role amid the "serious challenges" faced by Labour in Scotland.
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Scottish Labour leader stands down

Saturday, October 25th 2014, 16:14

Scottish Labour Party leader Johann Lamont resigns with immediate effect after accusing the UK party of treating Scotland like a "branch office".
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Britain must pay EU bill, says MEP

Saturday, October 25th 2014, 16:05

The rest of Europe expects the UK to settle a £1.7bn EU budget demand "and that's that", a vice president of the European Parliament has said.
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Ex-first ministers hit out at Labour

Saturday, October 25th 2014, 9:50

Two former first ministers of Scotland have hit out at Labour's treatment of its Scottish leader Johann Lamont.
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England edge Samoa in thriller

Saturday, October 25th 2014, 8:36
related countries: Samoa Samoa

England narrowly hold on for victory against Samoa in a pulsating Four Nations encounter in Brisbane.
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Body of UK-born student identified

Friday, October 24th 2014, 21:17

Authorities in Virginia identify the remains of a British-born university student who disappeared last month after a night out with friends.
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Bahrain F1 complaint 'merits probe'

Friday, October 24th 2014, 19:57
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

A complaint that human rights regulations were breached when the Formula 1 Grand Prix was staged in Bahrain "merits further examination", a UK government panel says.
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PM: I won't meet £1.7bn EU demand

Friday, October 24th 2014, 17:39

David Cameron insists the UK will not pay £1.7bn demanded by the EU - but Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso says the bill should not have come as a surprise.
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Female bishop 'expected next year'

Friday, October 24th 2014, 16:47
related places: Church

The first female Church of England bishop is likely to be appointed in 2015, a senior Church official says.
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Ashya's family 'unsafe for UK return'

Friday, October 24th 2014, 15:31
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: Prague

The family of Ashya King say they will not yet return to the UK following his treatment in Prague as they do not feel safe to do so.
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Briton in Thai cosmetic surgery death

Friday, October 24th 2014, 13:19
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A British woman understood to have gone to Thailand for cosmetic surgery has died in an operation, Thai officials say.
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Lucas to host international Emmys

Friday, October 24th 2014, 11:05
related places: New York

British comedian Matt Lucas will host the International Emmy Awards ceremony in New York in November.
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UK anger at £1.7bn EU cash demand

Friday, October 24th 2014, 10:06

UK politicians react angrily to demands for an extra £1.7bn (2.1bn euros) contribution towards the European Union's budget due to the country's better economic performance.
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VIDEO: Exhibition on a changing Afghanistan

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 23:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Imperial War Museum's latest exhibition focuses on Afghanistan as British troops prepare to leave.
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Spanish art gems head for UK town

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 23:39
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Bishop Auckland

A new art gallery showing major works of art from Spain's "golden age" is to open in a former bank in Bishop Auckland, County Durham.
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Job centres to get digital makeover

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 23:12

Computer workstations, electronic signature pads and free wi-fi are rolling out across UK job centres.
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UK gives extra £80m for Ebola fight

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 22:51

Prime Minister David Cameron pledges an extra £80m of aid for the fight against the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
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Knightley to make Broadway debut

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 17:06
related places: Broadway

British actress Keira Knightley is to make her Broadway debut next year in Therese Raquin, a stage version of Emile Zola's classic novel.
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NHS funds rise 'tough but possible'

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 17:03

Increasing NHS spending in England by the £8bn health bosses warn will be needed by 2020 will be tough but possible, the health secretary says.
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NHS 'needs extra cash and overhaul'

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 11:30

The NHS in England needs extra money and drastic changes to the way services are organised if patient care is not to suffer, health bosses say.
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VIDEO: Sentamu appeal to Ebola-hit countries

Thursday, October 23rd 2014, 8:42
related places: York

People of faith in countries struggling to combat the world's worst outbreak of Ebola should not meet in large numbers, the UK's Archbishop of York says.
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Military heads admit Afghan mistakes

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 23:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Military leaders failed to calculate the magnitude of the conflict in Afghanistan, the former head of the British army, Gen Sir Peter Wall, tells the BBC.
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Government backs NFL London plan

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 16:47
related places: London

The UK government will support plans for an NFL team based in London, according to Chancellor George Osborne.
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PM: Buck stops with me on criminals

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 16:35

Prime Minister David Cameron tells MPs the "buck stops with me" when it comes to deporting foreign criminals from the UK.
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Woman held over 'Syria terror plot'

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 12:57
related countries: Syria Syria

A woman is arrested in Bedfordshire on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts related to Syria, Scotland Yard says.
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Kruis among uncapped England trio

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 12:00

England call up three uncapped players for the autumn internationals in Semesa Rokoduguni, George Kruis and Calum Clark.
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Bank remains against raising rates

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 9:38

Policy makers at the Bank of England voted 7-2 to keep interest rates at a record low of 0.5% in October, minutes show.
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Wednesday's gossip column

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 6:48

Arsenal want England Under-21 defender Liam Moore, Man City ready bid for Mesut Ozil, Schalke want Fernando Torres, plus more.
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Briton found with throat cut in Bali

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 6:09
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Bali, Jakarta

A British man is found dead with his hands tied and throat cut on the Indonesian island of Bali, the British embassy in Jakarta says.
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Cities need more power, says study

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 5:27

Allowing UK cities to make their own decisions on tax and spending could boost economic growth by £79bn a year by 2030, a year-long study concludes.
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GPs to get £55 for dementia diagnoses

Wednesday, October 22nd 2014, 4:35

Doctors in England will be paid £55 every time they diagnose dementia, health chiefs say, but the scheme is criticised by a patients' group.
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Smith Commission to hold first talks

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 23:25

A commission to consider more powers for the Scottish Parliament is to hold its first full meeting later.
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Tales from the India Office

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 23:04
related countries: India India

Tales from the days when British diplomats ran the Gulf
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Gales leave one dead and four injured

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 21:32

A woman dies and four people are taken to hospital after high winds brought down trees and gusts of up to 88mph swept the country.
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Pair retract Thai murder confessions

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 18:24
related countries: Burma Burma, Thailand Thailand

Two Burmese men accused of killing British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller in Thailand have retracted their confessions, lawyers say.
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Man guilty of hotel hammer attacks

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 16:56
related places: London

A man who beat three sisters with a claw hammer in a London hotel while their children slept alongside them is found guilty of attempted murder.
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Ambassador demands Top Gear apology

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 16:55
related countries: Argentina Argentina, United States United States

The Argentine ambassador to the UK calls for the BBC to make a public apology following the row over an edition of Top Gear filmed in the South American country.
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VIDEO: Gibraltar future with Spain 'not realistic'

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 13:59
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain

Fabian Picardo says the people of Gibraltar see their future with the UK, and being part of Spain is "not realistic".
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Turtles attack UK box office

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 12:53
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has topped the UK and Ireland box office, ending Gone Girl's two week run at the top.
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Somalia orders UK passport seizure

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 12:32
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A court in Somalia orders the seizure of a local radio station owner's UK passport after he is accused of threatening national security.
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UK spy drones to fly over Syria

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 12:21
related countries: Syria Syria

The UK will fly unmanned drones over Syria in the battle against Islamic State militants, the government says.
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VIDEO: British medics head to Sierra Leone

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 8:30
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
related places: Gatwick

Some 80 army medics are travelling to Sierra Leone as part of UK efforts to tackle the Ebola outbreak, as screening begins at Gatwick.
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More UK medics travel to Ebola area

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 5:35
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
related places: Gatwick

About 100 army medics are travelling to Sierra Leone as part of UK efforts to tackle the Ebola outbreak, as screening begins at Gatwick.
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Flights axed due to weather warning

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 4:05
related places: Heathrow, London

Heathrow cancels about 10% of flights on Tuesday, as strong winds and rain from the remnants of Hurricane Gonzalo hit the UK.
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AbbVie and Shire terminate merger

Monday, October 20th 2014, 22:26
related countries: United States United States

US firm AbbVie abandons its talks with UK drugmaker Shire after a new US rule discouraging mergers that would lower a US firm's tax rate.
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Some paedophiles 'won't be charged'

Monday, October 20th 2014, 21:12

Some of the UK's estimated 50,000 paedophiles with images of child abuse will escape prosecution, the head of the National Crime Agency says.
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Hannah suspect charged in 2005 rape

Monday, October 20th 2014, 21:08

Jesse Matthew, the suspect in the disappearance of British-born student Hannah Graham, is charged with abducting and raping another woman in 2005.
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UKIP's alliance in Europe rescued

Monday, October 20th 2014, 17:34
related countries: Poland Poland

A Polish MEP joins the UK Independence Party's Eurosceptic grouping, restoring its status in the European Parliament.
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Brits my boss, not Barroso, says PM

Monday, October 20th 2014, 15:17

David Cameron promises to set out plans by Christmas to further curb the rights of EU migrants after European Commission head Jose Manuel Barroso warns of risks
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Actress Lynda Bellingham dies at 66

Monday, October 20th 2014, 14:35

Tributes are paid to British actress and TV presenter Lynda Bellingham, who has died at the age of 66 after suffering colon cancer.
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African solar plan to power UK homes

Monday, October 20th 2014, 6:33

Investors are seeking funding from the UK government for an ambitious plan to import solar energy generated in North Africa.
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Untested drugs bill a step closer

Monday, October 20th 2014, 4:08

A new law that would allow terminally-ill patients in England and Wales to be given untested medicines moves a step closer after receiving government backing.
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Scandalous tales from the British embassy in Paris

Sunday, October 19th 2014, 23:16
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Scandalous tales from the British embassy in Paris
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Concern over new mums' mental health

Sunday, October 19th 2014, 23:06

Society is paying a "shocking" price for poor mental health care for pregnant women and new mothers in the UK, a report says.
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UK growth 'to fall to 2.4% in 2015'

Sunday, October 19th 2014, 23:04

The UK economy will grow by 2.4% next year, well below the 3.1% growth expected this year, forecasting group EY Item Club says.
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Brad Pitt's Fury closes festival

Sunday, October 19th 2014, 20:17

Brad Pitt says he hopes his new film Fury recognised the trauma suffered by soldiers in World War Two as it closes this year's BFI London Film Festival.
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Sex emerged in ancient Scottish lake

Sunday, October 19th 2014, 18:17

The first animals to copulate were small fish that lived 385 million years ago in what is now Scotland, a study suggests.
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Barroso: EU exit would harm UK

Sunday, October 19th 2014, 17:36

The UK would have "zero influence" if it voted to leave the EU, the outgoing president of the European Commission says.
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Ebola nurse Pooley back in Africa

Sunday, October 19th 2014, 15:19
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

William Pooley, the British nurse who contracted Ebola while volunteering in West Africa, returns to Sierra Leone to work at a hospital.
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Sinden honoured at theatre awards

Sunday, October 19th 2014, 15:04

Actor Sir Donald Sinden is honoured posthumously at the UK Theatre Awards with an accolade named after fellow actor knight Sir John Gielgud.
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Paisley 'cast influential shadow'

Sunday, October 19th 2014, 14:57
related places: Belfast

Former first minister Ian Paisley "cast an influential shadow over three generations", guests at a memorial service in Belfast are told.
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Rossi wins, Smith third in Australia

Sunday, October 19th 2014, 8:37
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Italian Valentino Rossi wins the Australian MotoGP as Britain's Bradley Smith takes third, his first podium finish.
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Stephen Frears handed BFI fellowship

Saturday, October 18th 2014, 21:32

British director Stephen Frears is honoured with a British Film Institute (BFI) fellowship at this year's London Film Festival.
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Fears over UK trekkers in Nepal

Saturday, October 18th 2014, 19:22
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Relatives of Britons missing in Nepal speak of their relief that some have made contact to say they are safe, as the death toll from recent storms rises to 39.
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Thousands attend pay protest marches

Saturday, October 18th 2014, 16:56
related places: Belfast, London

Tens of thousands of people march in London, Glasgow and Belfast, calling for pay increases and an end to austerity measures.
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Memorial service for aid worker

Saturday, October 18th 2014, 16:46
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: More

More than 600 people attend a memorial service for David Haines, a British aid worker who was killed by Islamist militants in Syria last month.
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Drifting fuel ship towed from coast

Saturday, October 18th 2014, 9:04
related countries: Canada Canada, Russia Russia

A 135-metre Russian container ship drifting powerless with hundreds of tons of fuel on board is being towed away from the Canada coast.
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UK police to probe Thailand murders

Saturday, October 18th 2014, 7:14
related countries: Thailand Thailand

British police officers are to travel to Thailand to help investigate the murders of David Miller and Hannah Witheridge.
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Labour pledges cancer test wait cut

Friday, October 17th 2014, 21:00

Labour will pledge that by 2020 no-one in England need wait more than a week for cancer tests and results if it is in power.
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Islamic State 'is training pilots'

Friday, October 17th 2014, 18:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

Iraqi pilots who joined Islamic State are training its members in Syria to fly three captured fighter jets, a UK-based activist group says.
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Sterling treatment 'grossly unfair'

Friday, October 17th 2014, 16:08
related countries: Estonia Estonia

Brendan Rodgers says the way Raheem Sterling has been treated over claims he asked to miss England's win in Estonia is grossly unfair.
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Plot suspects 'wanted to kill police'

Friday, October 17th 2014, 15:11
related places: London

Five men appear in court charged in connection with a terror plot "to shoot, to kill, police officers or soldiers on the streets of London".
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Brand film to tackle financial crash

Friday, October 17th 2014, 15:04

British director Michael Winterbottom tells the BBC he is working with comic Russell Brand on a documentary about the recent economic crash.
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Tourist locked inside bookshop

Friday, October 17th 2014, 14:58
related places: London

A Texan tourist finds himself locked inside a London bookshop after closing time, but is released after alerting the outside world on Twitter.
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Ebola screening for more UK airports

Friday, October 17th 2014, 13:53
related places: Birmingham, Manchester

Ebola screening is to be extended Manchester and Birmingham airports, as a British ship carrying medical teams departs for Sierra Leone.
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VIDEO: Hurricane Gonzalo nears Bermuda

Friday, October 17th 2014, 13:22
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Hurricane Gonzalo is barrelling down on the tiny British island of Bermuda with winds of around 140 miles per hour.
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Button may swap F1 for endurance bid

Friday, October 17th 2014, 12:18

Britain's Jenson Button may switch to the world endurance championship unless he lands a competitive seat in F1 for 2015.
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Jimmy Choo shares rise after float

Friday, October 17th 2014, 9:35
related places: London

Shares in luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo rise on their London market debut after stepping out at the lower end of their pricing range.
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Keep interest rates low, says Bank

Friday, October 17th 2014, 8:36

Interest rates should remain low to avoid long-term economic stagnation, says the chief economist at the Bank of England.
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