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UK 'embarrassed to pursue WW2 spy'

Friday, August 21st 2015, 1:06
related countries: Russia Russia

Britain failed to prosecute a member of the intelligence services who passed secrets to Russia in World War Two out of fear of embarrassment, National Archives files reveal
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VIDEO: British embassy to re-open in Iran

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 21:52
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Britain's embassy in Tehran is to re-open after it was closed four years ago.
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England 'still have desire to win'

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 21:35
related countries: Australia Australia

Mark Wood rejects suggestions England took it easy on day one of the fifth Test against Australia having won the Ashes.
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Australia seize initiative at Oval

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 18:28
related countries: Australia Australia

Steve Smith and David Warner hit fifties as Australia compile 287-3 on day one of the final Ashes Test against England.
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British embassy in Iran to reopen

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 16:52
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Britain is to reopen its embassy in the Iranian capital Tehran for the first time since it was attacked by protesters in 2011.
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Hytner reveals new theatre plans

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 16:00
related places: London

The former bosses of the National Theatre, Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr, have revealed plans for a new theatre at Tower Bridge in London.
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Britain and France sign Calais deal

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 15:09
related countries: France France
related places: Calais

The UK and France sign an agreement on new measures to help alleviate the migrant crisis in Calais, with plans for a joint command centre announced.
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Britons held over Magaluf rape claim

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 12:55

Two teenage British men are arrested in Magaluf on suspicion of raping an 18-year-old British woman.
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GCSE passes up, but top grades down

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 10:50

As teenagers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland receive GCSE results, grades A* to C are slightly up but A* and A grades edge down.
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Pope put on spot by Falklands sign

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 10:29
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Pope Francis, who is from Argentina, is photographed holding a sign calling for Argentine-UK talks over the disputed Falkland Islands.
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Former Wales captain Jones retires

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 7:40

Ryan Jones, who won 75 caps for Wales, announces his retirement from rugby because of a shoulder injury.
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Corbyn quizzed over banned activist

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 20:01

Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn faces questions over an encounter with controversial pro-Palestinian activist Dyab Abou Jahjah, who is banned from the UK.
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Keep blood data private - Radcliffe

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 17:13
related places: Radcliffe

Marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe backs anti-doping agencies in advising athletes not to make blood data public.
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Anderson to miss final Ashes Test

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 13:30
related countries: Australia Australia

Team news, stats, weather and pitch report as England and Australia prepare to meet in the final Ashes Test of the 2015 series.
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Export bar for Niagara Falls painting

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 12:50

A 1972 watercolour of Niagara Falls by a British military artist, the first painted on site, has been placed under a temporary export bar with the aim of saving it for the UK.
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More UK households expect rate rise

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 12:22

The majority of UK households now expect an interest rate rise within 12 months, an influential survey says, while a Bank of England policymaker predicts they will go up "pretty soon".
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Man dies 13 years after shooting

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 12:12
related places: London

A man who was shot more than 13 years ago in east London dies from his injuries, sparking a murder inquiry.
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VIDEO: Bangkok victim 'always helped others'

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 10:27
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Tributes have been paid to Vivian Chan Wing-yan, the 19-year-old British law student who was killed in the Bangkok blast.
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Disguised Murray's ice cream 'lark'

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 10:00

British number one Andy Murray dresses in disguises to serve desserts at an ice-cream parlour in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Coe named head of world athletics

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 8:34
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

New IAAF president faces big challenge
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Yorkshire sign Willey from Northants

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 6:05
related places: Willey

County champions Yorkshire sign England all-rounder David Willey from Northants on a three-year deal.
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Have we underestimated our ancestors?

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 4:34

Evidence from a variety of sources suggests that the first people to resettle Britain after the Ice Age were more sophisticated than we could have imagined.
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Rates to rise soon, says MPC's Miles

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 0:46

Interest rates will rise "pretty soon", Bank of England policymaker Prof David Miles tells the BBC - as he prepares to leave his role on the Monetary Policy Committee
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UK and France to sign Calais deal

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 22:16
related countries: France France
related places: Calais

UK and French ministers are to meet in Calais on Thursday to sign a new deal to try to alleviate the migrant crisis in the port town.
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Briton killed in Bangkok bombing

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 19:07
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

A British national was among at least 20 people killed in Monday's bomb attack in Bangkok, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond confirms.
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Strong England side named for France

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 18:17
related countries: France France
related places: March

Mike Brown will play for the first time since March as England contest the second of their World Cup warm-ups with France.
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Villarreal complete Soldado deal

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 15:46
related places: Tottenham

Striker Roberto Soldado moves on a permanent deal from Tottenham to Villarreal and says he lost his confidence in England.
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VIDEO: Arrests over Bangladesh blogger murders

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 14:38
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Police in Bangladesh arrest three people, including a UK national, in connection with the murders of two prominent secularist bloggers earlier this year.
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Walmart profit misses expectations

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 13:32
related countries: United States United States

US supermarket giant Walmart reports a fall in quarterly profits, missing expectations, while sales at its UK business Asda decline as it faces tougher competition.
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News channels 'broke UK media rules'

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 12:44

BBC World News and CNN International broke UK broadcasting rules about sponsorship and funded content, media regulator Ofcom finds.
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Battle of Britain anniversary marked

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 11:54

Aircraft including Hurricanes and Spitfires fly in formation to mark 75 years since the Battle of Britain's "Hardest Day".
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Doping cheat stripped of London gold

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 10:03
related places: London

Turkish London 2012 Olympic 1500m champion Asli Cakir Alptekin is stripped of her gold medal for doping.
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UK inflation rate rises to 0.1%

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 9:50

The UK's inflation rate turned positive in July, with the Consumer Prices Index measure rising to 0.1% from June's 0%, the Office for National Statistics says.
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Three arrested over blogger murders

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 9:03
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Police in Bangladesh arrest three people, including a UK national, over the murders of two prominent secularist bloggers earlier this year.
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Emmerdale star Kitty McGeever dies

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 8:30

Emmerdale actress Kitty McGeever, who became the first blind actress to have a starring role in a British soap, has died at the age of 44, a show spokeswoman confirms.
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VIDEO: Tanzanian gold mine enters fairtrade deal

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 7:44
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania

Hundreds of thousands of Tanzania's miners work in harsh conditions with little pay and even fewer prospects for their future, but that could soon change with a new Fairtrade deal to sell gold to the UK - the first of its kind in Africa.
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Online music videos getting age rating

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 6:39

The government confirms that age ratings of 12, 15 or 18 will be a permanent fixture on UK-produced online music videos.
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Barnado's makes plea on apprenticeships

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 1:22

Thousands of apprenticeships in England should be reserved for young people coming out of care, the charity Barnardo's says.
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No broken ankle for Scotland's Grant

Monday, August 17th 2015, 13:59

Scotland prop Ryan Grant's ankle is not fractured, but further tests will determine the extent of the injury.
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British boy drowns at Spanish resort

Monday, August 17th 2015, 12:52
related countries: Spain Spain

A four-year-old British boy drowns in a swimming pool during a family holiday at a resort in southern Spain.
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BGT 'misled' viewers over dog act

Monday, August 17th 2015, 12:24

ITV says it will refund viewers who paid to vote for the winning act on Britain's Got Talent after Ofcom rules that the show misled viewers over the use of a second dog in the final.
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Teen Choice: 1D say 'massive thank you'

Monday, August 17th 2015, 7:05

The British boy band notched up eight wins at the Teen Choice awards, and they weren't even there to pick them up.
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NFU and ministers in dairy talks

Sunday, August 16th 2015, 23:56
related places: London

The National Farmers Union and government ministers will hold talks in London later over the future of British dairy farming.
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Warning over low UK interest rates

Sunday, August 16th 2015, 23:46

Bank of England policymaker Kristin Forbes warns that keeping interest rates low for too long could harm the UK's economy.
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England win bronze at World Cup

Sunday, August 16th 2015, 7:27
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

Tracey Neville's England beat Jamaica 66-44 to win bronze, as Australia retain the Netball World Cup in Sydney.
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England 19-14 France

Saturday, August 15th 2015, 20:51
related countries: France France

Three superb tries see England edge past a powerful France side to win their opening World Cup warm-up game.
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Stop migrants 'breaking in' - Cameron

Saturday, August 15th 2015, 17:29
related places: Cameron

The government is aiming to make sure illegal immigrants cannot "break into Britain", Prime Minister David Cameron says.
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Dugdale named Scottish Labour leader

Saturday, August 15th 2015, 14:37

Kezia Dugdale is elected as the new leader of Scottish Labour, telling supporters: "We are down, but we are not out."
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Murray beats Tsonga to reach semis

Saturday, August 15th 2015, 10:08

Britain's Andy Murray reaches the Rogers Cup semi-finals in Montreal after beating defending champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
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England miss out on World Cup final

Saturday, August 15th 2015, 9:41
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England miss out on a first Netball World Cup final after losing 50-39 to New Zealand in their semi-final in Sydney.
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BMA attacks ministers over NHS record

Saturday, August 15th 2015, 0:13

Doctors' union the BMA says ministers have chased headlines rather than tackling the real issues facing the NHS in England.
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VIDEO: Time bandits: Re-setting the clocks

Friday, August 14th 2015, 19:47
related places: London

The Greenwich Meridian line in London is the 'starting point' for time zones across the globe but some countries have rebelled and turned into Time Bandits.
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Lord Janner appears at London court

Friday, August 14th 2015, 15:01
related places: London

Lord Janner appears at a London court in person for the first time to face 22 historical child sex abuse charges.
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England reach World Cup semi-finals

Friday, August 14th 2015, 12:02
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Sydney

England beat South Africa 62-46 to book their place in the Netball World Cup semi-finals in Sydney.
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'Flash crash' trader freed on bail

Friday, August 14th 2015, 11:41
related countries: United States United States

A UK financial trader accused of contributing to the 2010 US "flash crash" is freed after his bail conditions were changed.
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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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