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VIDEO: 'British smugglers' trafficking migrants

Friday, August 14th 2015, 5:04
related countries: France France

Authorities in northern France tell the BBC that British smugglers are among those trafficking migrants to the UK.
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'English mafia' helping people to UK

Friday, August 14th 2015, 5:00
related countries: France France

British traffickers are involved in smuggling migrants into the UK from northern France, a mayor of a local town has alleged.
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What do Calais migrants know about the UK?

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 23:46

What do Calais migrants know about the UK?
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VIDEO: Cleaner-fish 'eat' salmon healthy

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 23:04

Scotland's salmon farming industry has begun farming a new type of fish, specifically to keep salmon clean.
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Torrential downpours cause flooding

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 20:49

Torrential rain and thunderstorms cause disruption across south-east England with warnings of further flooding issued.
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Australia take big lead in Ashes Test

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 18:49
related places: Canterbury

Australia lead England by 196 runs after a rain-interrupted third day of the Ashes Test match at Canterbury.
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Revitalised May relishing recall

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 17:52

England wing Jonny May says being dropped during the Six Nations has spurred him on to make an impact before the World Cup.
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UK museum may hold Zimbabwe bones

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 17:51
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

A UK museum says it may hold Zimbabwean human remains, but cannot confirm if they are the "skulls of beheaded heroes" referred to by President Mugabe.
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America's Got Talent: Brits progress

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 15:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

Two British acts are voted through to the semi-finals of America's Got Talent, the annual US talent search.
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Stokes targets Ashes history at Oval

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 14:05
related countries: Australia Australia

Ben Stokes wants England to "put another nail into Australia's coffin" by winning the fifth Test and taking the series 4-1
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Iraq War families may sue Chilcot

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 9:53
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Families of British soldiers killed in Iraq threaten to take legal action against Sir John Chilcot, who led the inquiry into the conflict.
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Athletics 'should follow cycling'

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 6:32
related countries: France France

Britain's double Tour de France champion Chris Froome is urging athletics to follow cycling's lead on anti-doping.
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UK jobless total nudges higher

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 16:20

UK unemployment rose by 25,000 to 1.85 million in the April to June period but there are more people in work than a year ago, official figures show.
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All-night Tube service may be delayed

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 15:58

The launch date for the London Underground Night Tube service could be delayed, the BBC understands.
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Cotter extends Scotland contract

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 14:41

Vern Cotter agrees a one-year extension as Scotland head coach, with the New Zealander contracted until 2017.
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Samoa first to name World Cup squad

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 14:06
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Samoa Samoa

London Irish's Ofisa Treviranus will captain Scotland's Pool B rivals Samoa as they name their World Cup squad.
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More parents in court over truancy

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 8:19

The number of parents taken to court in England over their child skipping school rose sharply last year, official figures show.
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VIDEO: Fallon pledges Ukrainian support

Wednesday, August 12th 2015, 5:27
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

The UK will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Ukraine in the face of Russian aggression, UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says.
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Goodnight Mister Tom director Gold dies

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 23:03

British director Jack Gold, whose work included Goodnight Mister Tom and The Naked Civil Servant dies age 85.
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How the UK found Japanese speakers in a hurry in WW2

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 23:01
related countries: Japan Japan

How the UK found Japanese speakers in a hurry in WW2
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Tube workers announce fresh strikes

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 17:23

London Underground workers will stage two 24-hour strikes in the continuing dispute over night Tube plans, three unions say.
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Peaty fears losing to drug cheats

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 16:51

Britain's triple World Championship gold medallist Adam Peaty hopes he is not beaten by a drugs cheat in the future.
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Fantastic Four top UK box office

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 15:52

Fantastic Four takes the top spot in the UK box office chart in its first weekend, despite scathing reviews.
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VIDEO: Why African fashion thrives in London

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 14:43
related places: London

As part of the BBC Africa fashion series, Uwa Nnachi and Genevieve Sagno took a trip back to the first place they remember going to as children with their parents to buy African cloth.
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Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 12:09
related places: London

Workers at the National Gallery in central London start an indefinite strike in a dispute over privatisation.
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ITV drops Mel and Sue's chat show

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 11:32

ITV decides not to bring back a daytime chat show fronted by Great British Bake-Off hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins for a second series.
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Benefit plan 'could hit young Britons'

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 11:27

Thousands of young Britons could lose the right to claim some benefits for four years as part of government plans to tighten the rules for EU migrants.
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Pyrgos captains Scots against Irish

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 11:13
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Glasgow Warriors scrum-half Henry Pyrgos is named Scotland captain for the World Cup warm-up match against Ireland.
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Colleges cut science in cash squeeze

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 2:25

Sixth form colleges in England say they have had to cut the number of science and foreign language courses they offer, because of financial pressures.
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Mone to lead entrepreneurship review

Tuesday, August 11th 2015, 0:01

Scottish entrepreneur Michelle Mone is appointed by the government to carry out a review into how best to encourage start-ups in areas of high unemployment.
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Policymaker close to rate 'yes' vote

Monday, August 10th 2015, 23:46

Bank of England policymaker David Miles says there was a "reasonable" case for raising interest rates last week, and that the UK house market is not out of control.
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VIDEO: Mugabe warns of economic struggle

Monday, August 10th 2015, 22:27
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's President, Robert Mugabe, has been leading celebrations at the National Heroes Day parade, which commemorates the lives of those who died opposing British colonial rule.
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Ukad fears false doping accusations

Monday, August 10th 2015, 21:59

Athletes could be falsely accused of cheating if blood data is not analysed correctly, warns the head of UK Anti-Doping.
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Froome to compete in Vuelta a Espana

Monday, August 10th 2015, 17:20
related countries: France France

British Tour de France winner Chris Froome will take part in the Vuelta a Espana, the third and final Grand Tour of 2015.
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UK dismisses Rwanda spy chief case

Monday, August 10th 2015, 17:20
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda

A UK court dismisses a bid to extradite Rwanda's spy chief to Spain to stand trial for his alleged role in massacres after the 1994 genocide.
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VIDEO: British bobbies on the beat in Magaluf

Monday, August 10th 2015, 13:21
related countries: Spain Spain

Two British police officers start work this week in Majorca's Magaluf to help their Spanish counterparts deal with troublesome UK holidaymakers.
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Farmers hold summit over milk prices

Monday, August 10th 2015, 12:41

Farming unions are holding an "urgent summit" to discuss milk prices following protests across the UK.
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Dancer Jonathan Ollivier dies in crash

Monday, August 10th 2015, 11:06
related places: London

Ballet dancer Jonathan Ollivier, 38, has been killed in a motorbike accident while riding through London, his family say.
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VIDEO: Cumberbatch in Hamlet cameras plea

Monday, August 10th 2015, 7:29
related places: London

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch has pleaded with fans outside the Barbican theatre in London not to film his stage performance of Shakespeare's Hamlet.
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Reggie Perrin writer David Nobbs dies

Sunday, August 9th 2015, 21:22

Writer David Nobbs, best known for creating the television character Reginald Perrin, has died, the British Humanist Association says.
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Spain 'violated' Gibraltar's waters

Sunday, August 9th 2015, 17:54
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain

Spanish vessels and helicopters committed a "clear violation of international law" after entering UK waters in Gibraltar, the Foreign Office says.
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Anderson in squad for fifth Test

Sunday, August 9th 2015, 14:50
related countries: Australia Australia

Fast bowler James Anderson is named in the England squad for the fifth Ashes Test against Australia.
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Cumberbatch asks fans not to film play

Sunday, August 9th 2015, 11:48
related places: London

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch pleads with fans outside the Barbican theatre in London not to film his performance of Hamlet.
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Lehmann job safe despite Ashes loss

Sunday, August 9th 2015, 11:25
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia coach Darren Lehmann is not in danger of being sacked despite losing the Ashes to England, Cricket Australia says.
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Bitel criticises IAAF over doping

Sunday, August 9th 2015, 10:41

London Marathon chief Nick Bitel criticises the sport's governing body, the IAAF, over allegations of doping in athletics.
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Ten moments that shaped the Ashes

Sunday, August 9th 2015, 9:20

A new coach, a retirement, a dropped catch and a change of plan - how England won a fourth successive home Ashes series.
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Scotland to ban GM crop growing

Sunday, August 9th 2015, 8:31

Scotland is to ban the growing of genetically modified crops, the country's rural affairs secretary announces.
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Adult social care 'under strain'

Sunday, August 9th 2015, 7:56

Cuts are putting care under "stress and strain" and carers' efforts are being undermined, the chief inspector of adult social care in England warns.
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Ireland hammer Wales in Cardiff

Saturday, August 8th 2015, 15:28
related places: Cardiff

Ireland beat Wales 35-21 at the Millennium Stadium as the two nations begin their World Cup build-up with experimental sides.
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Australia captain Clarke to retire

Saturday, August 8th 2015, 13:49
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia captain Michael Clarke will retire from international cricket at the end of the current Ashes series in England.
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VIDEO: Will new Calais fence stop migrants?

Saturday, August 8th 2015, 9:28

A new fence to deter migrants from getting to the UK has been installed in Calais.
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VIDEO: Prince's bid to 'save' rural communities

Saturday, August 8th 2015, 7:04

The Prince of Wales has called for more to be done to help small farms stay in business.
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African fashion comes to London

Saturday, August 8th 2015, 0:07
related places: London

Cecil the lion is inspiring African dress design
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Stokes wants quick day-three finish

Friday, August 7th 2015, 19:32

Seamer Ben Stokes hopes England can finish the fourth Test quickly on day three and reclaim the Ashes.
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England on verge of Ashes glory

Friday, August 7th 2015, 17:59
related countries: Australia Australia

England are close to regaining the Ashes after another dominant display against Australia on day two of the fourth Test.
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Arrest after Bentley hit-and-run

Friday, August 7th 2015, 17:35
related places: Bentley, London

Police hunting two men who fled after their Bentley killed the driver of a broken-down van in west London make an arrest.
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One Direction break chart records

Friday, August 7th 2015, 16:59

One Direction top the UK singles chart with Drag Me Down, while The Maccabees are number one in the album chart for their first time.
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Berkoff to play Saddam Hussein

Friday, August 7th 2015, 13:44
related places: London

Actor Berkoff is set to star in a political satire by Anthony Horowitz, at London's Menier Chocolate Factory.
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Janner must attend abuse charge hearing

Friday, August 7th 2015, 12:42
related places: London

Lord Janner must appear at court in person for a hearing over child sex abuse charges, Westminster Magistrates' Court rules.
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March in support of Kids Company

Friday, August 7th 2015, 11:52
related places: London

Supporters of the closed charity Kids Company march in London, as the prime minister says the government was right to give the charity one more chance.
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Grieving Neville stays with England

Friday, August 7th 2015, 10:35

England head coach Tracey Neville will remain with the team for the Netball World Cup after the death of her father.
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UK trade deficit widens in June

Friday, August 7th 2015, 9:31

The UK trade deficit in goods and services almost doubled in June to £1.6bn, from £885m the previous month, the Office for National Statistics says.
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'Foolish to pre-announce' rate rise

Friday, August 7th 2015, 8:00

It would be "foolish to pre-announce" a date for an interest rate rise, the Bank of England's deputy governor for monetary policy tells the BBC.
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Broad stars as England eye Ashes win

Thursday, August 6th 2015, 17:46

Stuart Broad takes 8-15 as England bowl Australia out for 60 before opening up a 214-run lead in the fourth Ashes Test.
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Tunnel walker 'almost' got to England

Thursday, August 6th 2015, 16:59
related countries: Sudan Sudan

A Sudanese migrant was stopped inside the Channel Tunnel walking towards the British entrance, according to Eurotunnel.
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Bank votes 8-1 to keep rates on hold

Thursday, August 6th 2015, 14:27

UK interest rates are held at 0.5% again by the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee, but with the panel split 8-1.
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Drugs firms accused of overcharging

Thursday, August 6th 2015, 11:39

Pharmaceutical firms Pfizer and Flynn Pharma are accused of charging "excessive and unfair" prices for an anti-epilepsy drug by the UK's competition watchdog.
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Cumberbatch debuts his Hamlet

Thursday, August 6th 2015, 11:10
related places: London

Oscar-nominated British actor Benedict Cumberbatch makes a highly-anticipated debut as Hamlet in London.
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Tube strike disruption for commuters

Thursday, August 6th 2015, 10:30
related places: London

People travelling in London are dealing with long queues and delays as the latest Tube strike shuts down the network and leads to fears of gridlock.
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UK industrial output falls in June

Thursday, August 6th 2015, 10:06

A drop in oil and gas production contributed to a fall in UK industrial output in June, according to official figures.
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Bake Off opener grabs huge audience

Thursday, August 6th 2015, 9:40

The return of BBC One's The Great British Bake Off attracts 9.3 million viewers - more than two million up on last year's opening episode.
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Kids Company donor 'withdrew £3m'

Thursday, August 6th 2015, 6:52

A donor withdrew a £3m offer to Kids Company after learning Scotland Yard's child abuse unit was investigating the charity, its founder says.
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Markets on alert for Super Thursday

Thursday, August 6th 2015, 6:19

Markets are on alert ahead of the UK's new economic touchstone, a Super Thursday of economic data as interest rate decisions are incorporated with the MPC meeting's minutes.
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GB's Peaty wins historic double gold

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 17:31

Adam Peaty becomes the first man to win the 50m and 100m breaststroke at the World Championships as GB take a fourth gold.
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Brothel keeper denies accusing Heath

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 16:08
related places: Heath

A former brothel keeper denies accusing ex-Prime Minister Edward Heath of involvement in child sexual abuse, and says media coverage has caused her "distress".
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Khan dismay over Mayweather fight

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 16:05
related countries: United States United States

Britain's Amir Khan is frustrated after missing out on a chance to fight American legend Floyd Mayweather.
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Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 15:51
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia
related places: March

There are "strong" links between June's Tunisia beach massacre and the killings at the Bardo Museum in the country's capital in March, British police say.
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London set for latest Tube strike

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 14:42

A 24-hour Tube strike is due to start at 18:30 BST following the failure to resolve a dispute between unions and London Underground.
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Cook urges England to 'make history'

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 14:22

Captain Alastair Cook challenges England to "make history" by winning the fourth Test and the Ashes at Trent Bridge.
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Preacher faces UK terrorism charges

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 14:08

Radical UK preacher Anjem Choudary is one of two men charged with inviting support for Islamic State militants, Scotland Yard says.
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Hauliers owe £4m in migrant fines

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 7:29

Haulage firms and lorry drivers are fined more than £4m due to migrants found on their vehicles - with the number of fines up 50% on last year.
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Gatland and Schmidt discuss teams

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 6:20
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Wales coach Warren Gatland reveals he and Ireland counterpart Joe Schmidt discussed team selection before Saturday's match.
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Malaysia warrant 'silencing media'

Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 3:04
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

The UK-based editor of the Sarawak Report, Clare Rewcastle-Brown, accuses Malaysia of "silencing free media" after a warrant is issued for her arrest.
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Heath investigated by five forces

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 22:04
related places: Heath, London

Former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath is being investigated by five police forces as part of their inquiries into allegations of historical child abuse.
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Klesch pulls out of Tata Steel talks

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 16:50

Klesch Group abandons plans to buy Tata Steel's Long Products division, which employs 6,000 people in the UK.
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Johnson unfazed by crowd taunting

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 16:45
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson shrugs off the persistent barracking he is receiving from England supporters in the Ashes.
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England 'proud' to stifle Clarke

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 15:12
related countries: Australia Australia

Bowler Stuart Broad says England are "proud" of negating Australia captain Michael Clarke in the Ashes.
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Treasury sells RBS stake at £1bn loss

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 13:17

The government begins its sell-off of shares in part-nationalised lender Royal Bank of Scotland, raising £2.1bn, a third below the price it paid.
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Eurotunnel trains face more delays

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 12:22

Passengers and lorries using the Eurotunnel from the UK face delays of four hours due to an "unplanned tunnel inspection," the company says.
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London culture tops Google searches

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 10:42
related places: London

London is named the most googled city in the world for its art galleries, performing arts and innovative design, with the Science Museum is the most searched-for museum.
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UK to extend Tornado strikes in Iraq

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 10:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The RAF Tornado mission against Islamic State militants in Iraq is to be extended until at least 2017, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says.
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Moriarty set to make Wales debut

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 10:02
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Ross Moriarty, Tyler Morgan, Eli Walker and Dominic Day will win their first Wales caps in Saturday's World Cup warm-up match against Ireland.
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SQA admits maths exam 'too hard'

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 8:34

Scotland's exams body admits this year's new Higher Maths exam was "too hard" but says grading was adjusted.
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NHS trusts told to 'redo finances'

Tuesday, August 4th 2015, 2:24

Health regulator Monitor tells hospitals and health trusts in England to "look again" at their financial plans as current proposals are unaffordable.
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UK firm faces Somalia payments probe

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 22:16
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A British oil company paid hundreds of thousands of dollars which went to senior Somali civil servants, according to a UN report seen by the BBC.
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UK 'has a grip on migrant crisis'

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 18:53

The UK has "got a grip" on the migrant crisis in Calais, the foreign secretary says, as he confirmed 100 more guards would be deployed in its Eurotunnel terminal.
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Government starts RBS share sell-off

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 17:47

The Treasury has started to sell its stake in Royal Bank of Scotland, making 5.2% of shares in the bank available to institutional investors.
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Trader jailed over Libor rate-rigging

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 17:43
related places: London

Former City trader Tom Hayes is found guilty at a London court of rigging global Libor interest rates, and sentenced to 14 years in jail, in the first trial of its kind.
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Peaty wins World breaststroke gold

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 17:13
related countries: Russia Russia

Adam Peaty wins World Swimming gold, while fellow Britons Ross Murdoch and Siobhan Marie O'Connor win bronze medals.
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One Direction heading to number one

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 17:01

One Direction are storming to the number one spot on the UK Singles Chart after the surprise release of their new single Drag Me Down.
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