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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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North has to wait for Wales return

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 13:21
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

George North is unlikely to play in Wales' first World Cup warm-up with Ireland on Saturday but may return in Dublin on 29 August.
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UK manufacturing picks up in July

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 10:09

UK manufacturing growth picks up in July from a 26-month low in June, but growth remains "near stagnant", a survey suggests.
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Plan to evict illegal immigrants

Monday, August 3rd 2015, 9:42

Landlords will be expected to evict tenants who lose the right to live in England under new measures to clamp down on illegal immigration.
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Minichiello queries lack of action

Sunday, August 2nd 2015, 20:08

Jessica Ennis-Hill's coach Toni Minichiello asks why the IAAF did not act on data appearing to expose widespread doping in athletics.
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Inbee wins seventh major at Turnberry

Sunday, August 2nd 2015, 17:26
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Turnberry

Inbee Park sees off the challenge of fellow South Korean Ko Jin-young to win the Women's British Open at Turnberry.
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Government may begin RBS sale

Sunday, August 2nd 2015, 13:48

The Treasury could begin the process of selling part of the government's stake in Royal Bank of Scotland from Monday, according to BBC sources.
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UK and France seek EU help over Calais

Sunday, August 2nd 2015, 9:56
related countries: France France
related places: Calais, Eu

The UK home secretary and her French counterpart urge other EU nations to act to help address the root causes of the Calais migrant crisis.
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Harman calls for Calais compensation

Saturday, August 1st 2015, 20:45
related countries: France France
related places: Calais

Labour's acting leader writes to David Cameron calling for compensation from the French government for UK people affected by the Calais crisis.
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Bin Laden relatives on crash plane

Saturday, August 1st 2015, 19:59
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Family members of Osama Bin Laden were on a private jet which crashed in Hampshire, killing all four people on board, the Saudi Arabian embassy in the UK says.
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Ko and Lu share lead at Turnberry

Saturday, August 1st 2015, 17:27
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Turnberry

South Korea's Ko Jin-young and Taiwan's Teresa Lu share a one-shot lead heading into the final round of the British Open.
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British oil company investigated

Saturday, August 1st 2015, 14:26

The Serious Fraud Office opens a criminal investigation into British company Soma Oil and Gas.
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England include Plunkett and Footitt

Saturday, August 1st 2015, 13:42
related countries: Australia Australia

Bowlers Liam Plunkett and uncapped Mark Footitt are named in England's squad for the fourth Ashes Test against Australia.
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Celtic 2-0 Ross County

Saturday, August 1st 2015, 13:38

Celtic open the defence of the Scottish title with a workmanlike two-goal victory over Ross County.
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Teenagers urged to have MenW vaccine

Saturday, August 1st 2015, 12:33

Teenagers across the UK going to university and college this year are being urged to get vaccinated against deadly meningitis W.
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Bayliss wants England consistency

Saturday, August 1st 2015, 9:23

England head coach Trevor Bayliss challenges his side to perform consistently after going 2-1 up in the Ashes series.
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Walcott and Cazorla sign new deals

Friday, July 31st 2015, 17:52

Arsenal striker Theo Walcott signs a new four-year deal with the club, as Santi Cazorla also extends his agreement.
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Chemical Brothers top album chart

Friday, July 31st 2015, 16:39

The Chemical Brothers' Born in the Echoes gives the dance act their sixth UK number one album, as Little Mix top the singles chart for a third week.
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Ai Weiwei to get six-month UK visa

Friday, July 31st 2015, 16:03
related countries: China China

Home Secretary Theresa May orders officials to issue Chinese artist Ai Weiwei a full six-month visa, reversing an earlier decision to restrict his entry.
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England win to take 2-1 Ashes lead

Friday, July 31st 2015, 15:59
related places: Edgbaston

England take a 2-1 lead in the Ashes series as Ian Bell's 65 not out guides them to victory in the third Test at Edgbaston.
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Wiggins relishes special road return

Friday, July 31st 2015, 15:27
related places: London

Sir Bradley Wiggins relishes a return to road racing in front of the home crowd at the London-Surrey Classic on Sunday.
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Morrissey claims airport sex assault

Friday, July 31st 2015, 10:09

British singer Morrissey says he was "groped" by an airport security officer during a search in San Francisco.
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O'Brien to join Rocky Horror revival

Friday, July 31st 2015, 8:55

Rocky Horror Show creator Richard O'Brien will play the musical's narrator for a series of special shows, his first UK performances in the role for more than 20 years.
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Abuse victims' compensation reduced

Friday, July 31st 2015, 5:00

Compensation has been reduced for more than 400 sex abuse victims in Britain who later committed criminal offences, the Today programme learns.
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Anti-slavery powers come into force

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 23:01

Key parts of new legislation to combat slavery in the UK - including life sentences for people traffickers - come into force in England and Wales.
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Plea for help over Calais crisis

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 22:55

Police and social services in the UK say there are seeking urgent support to deal with the impact of the Calais migrant crisis.
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Finn puts England on brink of win

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 19:03
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Edgbaston

Steven Finn takes 5-45 to reduce Australia to 168-7 in their second innings on the second day of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston.
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Cameron in warning to Calais migrants

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 17:14

The UK will not become a "safe haven" for migrants in Calais, David Cameron warns, after hundreds continued attempts to reach the country overnight.
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Storey wins para-cycling world gold

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 14:52

Britain's Dame Sarah Storey takes gold in the time trial at the Para-Cycling Road World Championships.
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No issue with Farah - UK Athletics

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 14:23

UK Athletics finds no evidence of wrongdoing by Mo Farah in a review into doping claims against his coach Alberto Salazar.
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Ai Weiwei denied six-month UK visa

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 12:26
related countries: China China

Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is refused a six-month visa by the British government amid claims he lied on his visa application form.
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UK becomes Santander's biggest market

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 10:37

The UK has become Santander's most profitable market, generating just over a fifth of the bank's profits in the first half of 2015.
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British Gas owner cuts 6,000 jobs

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 10:31

Energy firm Centrica says it is cutting 6,000 jobs, as it reports a doubling of profits at its British Gas business.
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Tower poppies tour venues revealed

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 10:02
related places: London

Thousands of the Tower of London ceramic poppies are set to go on display in northern England this year.
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Crolla set for Perez rematch - Hearn

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 9:07
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Perez

British lightweight Anthony Crolla will have a WBA title rematch with Colombia's Darleys Perez, says promoter Eddie Hearn.
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Gina McKee warns over wasted talent

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 8:17

Actress Gina McKee backs a scheme to give all children in the north-east of England a taste of the arts to make sure young talent does not go untapped.
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VIDEO: Night patrols to deter Calais migrants

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 7:04

Security forces in Calais have been working to prevent a third successive night of mass incursions into the Channel Tunnel by migrants trying to reach Britain.
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RBS reports 27% quarterly profit rise

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 6:29

Royal Bank of Scotland reports a 27% increase in second-quarter profit after booking more mortgage business.
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