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Neurologist Oliver Sacks dies aged 82

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 14:42

British neurologist and acclaimed author Oliver Sacks dies at the age of 82.
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GB quartets both win 4x400m bronze

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 14:11
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Great Britain's quartets both win 4x400m relay bronze as the team end the World Championships with seven medals.
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Keeping the faith

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 8:13

Keeping the faith with N Ireland's Protestant order
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Round world yacht race set to begin

Sunday, August 30th 2015, 0:28
related places: London

The Clipper Round The World Yacht Race, which will see 12 teams spend a year travelling the globe, is due to begin in London.
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Protest over 'torture ship' docking

Saturday, August 29th 2015, 21:45
related countries: Chile Chile
related places: London

Dozens of people protest against the "outrageous" docking of a Chilean naval vessel, dubbed the "torture ship", in east London.
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UUP to withdraw from NI Executive

Saturday, August 29th 2015, 21:36

The Ulster Unionist Party will leave the Northern Ireland Executive, the party's ruling body has decided.
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Vardy & Shelvey to get England call

Saturday, August 29th 2015, 21:30
related places: Leicester, Swansea

Leicester's Jamie Vardy and Swansea's Jonjo Shelvey will be included in the England squad when it is announced on Sunday.
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Farah wins historic 5,000m gold

Saturday, August 29th 2015, 14:19
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Britain's Mo Farah completes a historic 'triple-double' by winning the 5,000m at the World Championships in Beijing.
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Brooks 'to return as News Corp chief'

Saturday, August 29th 2015, 10:02

News Corp confirms it is in talks with Rebekah Brooks after the Financial Times newspaper reports she is to return as chief executive of its UK division.
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Australia win to regain the Ashes

Friday, August 28th 2015, 21:50

Australia regain the Women's Ashes after England collapse to 87 all out to lose the second Twenty20 international by 20 runs.
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England beat Spain to reach final

Friday, August 28th 2015, 21:14
related countries: Spain Spain

England reach the final of the EuroHockey Championships following a 2-1 victory over Spain at the Olympic Park.
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Froome loses time on summit finish

Friday, August 28th 2015, 17:33

Britain's Chris Froome cracks on the first big mountain test of the Vuelta a Espana to lose ground on his rivals for the win.
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Jess Glynne tops UK album chart

Friday, August 28th 2015, 17:03

Jess Glynne tops the UK album chart with debut I Cry When I Laugh while Rachel Platten's Fight Song is the UK's number one single.
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British Library rejects Taliban archive

Friday, August 28th 2015, 15:27

The British Library declines an offer to store a large collection of Taliban-related documents over concerns it could be prosecuted under terrorism laws.
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Key Inmarsat rocket flight under way

Friday, August 28th 2015, 11:45

A rocket launches from Kazakhstan carrying the spacecraft needed by London-based Inmarsat to complete its new £1bn global telecommunications network.
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VIDEO: IndyCar stars in Golden Gate tribute

Friday, August 28th 2015, 9:33

IndyCar stars pay tribute to UK's Justin Wilson who died in a crash at the weekend, by driving over San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.
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Second-quarter UK growth steady at 0.7%

Friday, August 28th 2015, 9:07

UK economic growth for the second quarter of the year was unrevised at 0.7%, official figures have shown.
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VIDEO: Irish Whiskey toasts rule change

Friday, August 28th 2015, 6:55
related countries: Ireland Ireland

New rules are being introduced to protect the authenticity of Irish Whiskey and support the increasing number of distilleries across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
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Bell not ready to end England career

Friday, August 28th 2015, 6:20

England batsman Ian Bell, 33, says he still has has the "hunger and desire" to play international cricket.
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'One knock could end North's career'

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 21:00

Wales coach Warren Gatland says safety is paramount as George North returns to win his 50th cap after five months out.
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UK jihadist 'killed in drone strike'

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 18:06
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

A British man described as a "top cyber jihadist" has been killed in a military drone strike in Syria, US officials say.
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UK net migration hits record high

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 17:26
related places: March

Net migration to the UK is at an all-time high, reaching 330,000 in the year to March, as the government calls the figures "deeply disappointing".
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Burgess earns World Cup call-up

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 17:04
related places: Rugby

Rugby league convert Sam Burgess is named in England's 31-man squad for the World Cup, which starts next month.
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Sturgeon sets out 'bold' BBC vision

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 17:00

Nicola Sturgeon calls for the BBC to greatly enhance its presence in Scotland, with a new Scottish TV station and a second English-language radio station.
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North given Wales recall for Dublin

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 11:06
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin, March

George North will play for the first time since March in Wales' World Cup warm-up match in Ireland on Saturday, but Sam Warburton is rested.
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Tyler, The Creator 'banned from UK'

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 9:07

The Odd Future rapper says he is being stopped for as long as five years because of "offensive" lyrics.
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Johnson-Thompson in long jump final

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 7:18

Katarina Johnson-Thompson is one of three British long jumpers to reach the women's final at the World Championships.
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UK migrant targets 'punish business'

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 6:56

Prime Minister David Cameron is "punishing businesses" by trying to fulfil promises to cut immigration, the Institute of Directors says.
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Burgess set to win World Cup call-up

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 6:19
related places: Rugby

Rugby league convert Sam Burgess is expected to be named in England's 31-man squad for the World Cup on Thursday.
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Top Tata man says UK should stay in EU

Thursday, August 27th 2015, 5:05

Tata's head of strategy says it would be better for our business if the UK stayed in the European Union.
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England win first Women's Ashes T20

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 22:46
related countries: Australia Australia

England beat Australia by seven wickets in the first Twenty20 to keep the Women's Ashes series alive with two games left.
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Britain 'needs strong TV industry'

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 20:34

Comedy writer Armando Iannucci uses the Edinburgh TV Festival's annual MacTaggart Lecture to call for a stout defence of the BBC and British TV.
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UK family killed in Canada crash named

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 17:43
related countries: Canada Canada

The British family killed in a plane crash in Canada's Quebec province are named as Fiona and Richard Hewitt, and their teenage children Felicity and Harry.
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Laser detects brain tumour during surgery

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 16:01
related places: London

Surgeons in London use lasers to diagnose abnormal tissue during an operation to remove a brain tumour.
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Cipriani left out of World Cup squad

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 13:57

Fly-half Danny Cipriani will be left out of England's 31-man squad for the World Cup when it is announced on Thursday.
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Ulster Unionists leaving NI Executive

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 13:03

The Ulster Unionist Party intends to leave the Northern Ireland Executive in a row over the existence of the Provisional IRA
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FTSE drops as Chinese fears resurge

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 11:16
related countries: China China
related places: London

London's leading shares fall in Wednesday morning trading, partly reversing Tuesday's recovery from a 10-day losing streak.
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Allen ruled out of Wales qualifiers

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 10:33
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Israel Israel

Joe Allen and Adam Matthews are ruled out of Wales' Euro 2016 qualifiers with Cyprus and Israel, but Gareth Bale is in.
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Farah into 5,000m final after scare

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 5:39

Britain's Mo Farah is almost pushed over on the final bend of his 5,000m heat but qualifies for the World Championships final.
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Cumberbatch 'magnificent' as Hamlet

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 0:25
related places: London

Benedict Cumberbatch received an enthusiastic reception from a celebrity-packed audience on the official opening night of Hamlet in London.
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UK director takes on top Sydney job

Wednesday, August 26th 2015, 0:25
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The man who led one of the biggest turnarounds in UK theatre has taken on one of the top jobs in Australian theatre.
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Europe shrugs off Chinese woes

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 20:44
related countries: China China
related places: London

Shares in Europe jump in Tuesday trading, despite another night of steep falls for the Chinese stock market.
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Rutherford wins stunning world gold

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 14:28

Britain's Greg Rutherford wins long jump gold at the World Championships in Beijing to claim all four major titles.
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Bolt & Gatlin through to 200m semis

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 13:38

Usain Bolt, Justin Gatlin, plus Britain's Zharnel Hughes and Danny Talbot, reach the 200m semi-finals at the World Championships.
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FTSE rebounds with gains of 3.5%

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 11:11

London's leading shares surge in Tuesday trading, raising hopes that the index's 10-day losing streak might have come to an end.
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Laidlaw returns to lead Scotland

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 11:10
related countries: Italy Italy

Greig Laidlaw resumes the captaincy as Scotland make 15 changes to their squad for Saturday's game with Italy.
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Rutherford told to focus on jumping

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 10:42

Sprint great Michael Johnson says Britain's Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford should talk less and jump more.
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IndyCar star Wilson dies after crash

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 10:27
related countries: United States United States

Ex-Formula 1 driver Justin Wilson has died in the United States after suffering a head injury during an IndyCar race.
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VIDEO: Taste the art at Tate Sensorium

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 6:58
related places: London

A new exhibition at Tate Britain in London aims to give the public a new way to feel art through their senses.
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Illegal migrant workers 'face jail'

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 0:02

People who work illegally in England and Wales face up to six months in prison, under proposals to be included in the forthcoming Immigration Bill.
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England women make Euros semi-final

Monday, August 24th 2015, 20:41
related countries: Italy Italy

England women qualify for the semi-final of the EuroHockey Championships with a 2-0 win over Italy in Pool B.
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Stock markets plunge on China fears

Monday, August 24th 2015, 20:17
related countries: China China
related places: London

Stock markets across the world fall sharply as fears of a Chinese economic slowdown continue to haunt investors.
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Shobukhova drugs ban ends early

Monday, August 24th 2015, 20:14

Former London Marathon winner Liliya Shobukhova is free to compete again after her doping ban ends early.
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Tube strike suspended by unions

Monday, August 24th 2015, 18:48

Two 24-hour Tube strikes planned for this week are called off after talks between unions and London Underground managers.
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Froome 19th as Sagan wins stage

Monday, August 24th 2015, 18:28

Britain's Chris Froome finishes 19th on stage three of the Vuelta a Espana, which is won by Slovakian Peter Sagan.
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New restrictions placed on air shows

Monday, August 24th 2015, 18:24
related places: Shoreham

Civil Aviation Authority announces "significant restrictions" on vintage jets in air displays after the Shoreham Airshow crash, which killed at least 11 people.
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Italy omit Bortolami from WC Squad

Monday, August 24th 2015, 15:35

Italy omit veteran lock Marco Bortolami from their 31-man squad for next month's World Cup in England and Wales.
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Tread carefully with Iran - Hammond

Monday, August 24th 2015, 12:11
related countries: Iran Iran

Britain is right to work towards good relations with Iran but should "tread carefully", the foreign secretary says.
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Armstrong earns Scotland call-up

Monday, August 24th 2015, 11:16

Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong earns the chance to win his first full Scotland cap in next month's Euro 2016 qualifiers.
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'Bell still has an England future'

Monday, August 24th 2015, 10:44

Andrew Strauss says batsman Ian Bell still has the ability to play for England, providing he retains the motivation and drive.
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Train attack Briton honoured by France

Monday, August 24th 2015, 9:52
related countries: France France

A British man who helped foil a suspected terror attack on a train is awarded France's top bravery honour by President Francois Hollande.
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SOS in sand was 'moment of inspiration'

Monday, August 24th 2015, 8:33
related countries: Australia Australia

A British tourist rescued in a remote area of Australia after writing an SOS message in sand says it was "one of those moments of inspiration".
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Osborne trip to discuss EU reforms

Monday, August 24th 2015, 0:20

The UK's plans to renegotiate its relationship with the EU will benefit other nations, Chancellor George Osborne is to tell European leaders during a whistle-stop tour.
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'Decent growth ahead', says CBI

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 23:07

The CBI has upgraded its UK growth forecasts for this year and next, saying it expects "decent quarterly GDP growth".
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British hostage released in Yemen

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 19:39
related countries: Yemen Yemen

A British hostage in Yemen is released after a military intelligence operation, the Foreign Office says.
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SOS in sand rescues UK tourist

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 15:45
related countries: Australia Australia

A British tourist lost for two days in a remote area of northern Australia describes his dramatic rescue after writing an SOS message on the sand.
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England win series despite defeat

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 14:46
related countries: Australia Australia

England lose the final Ashes Test against Australia by an innings and 46 runs at The Oval but win the series 3-2.
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British embassy reopens in Tehran

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 14:43
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

The British embassy in Iran reopens nearly four years after it was closed, as Iran reopens its embassy in London.
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VIDEO: Iran ceremony as UK embassy reopens

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 10:42
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond attends a ceremony in Tehran to mark the reopening of the UK embassy in Iran nearly four years after it was closed.
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VIDEO: British embassy to reopen in Tehran

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 2:06
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

The British embassy in Tehran is to reopen later, four years after it closed.
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Oil revenues 'fall by over 75%'

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 0:27

North Sea oil revenues in the first three months of 2015 were down 75% on the previous quarter, the Scottish Conservatives say.
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Ministers 'failing on mental health'

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 0:08

A row over spending on mental health in England breaks out after Labour accuses ministers of failing to honour promises.
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Robshaw rues 'shocking' discipline

Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 23:04
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Captain Chris Robshaw blames England's "shocking" first-half discipline for their 25-20 defeat by France in Paris.
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Italy 12-16 Scotland

Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 19:53
related countries: Italy Italy

A late Henry Pyrgos try gives Scotland their first win of 2015 as Italy are beaten in an uninspiring World Cup warm-up.
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England facing Ashes innings defeat

Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 18:13
related countries: Australia Australia

England will begin the fourth day of the final Ashes Test on 203-6, still needing 129 more to make Australia bat again.
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Ennis-Hill leads Beijing heptathlon

Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 13:03

Britain's Jessica Ennis-Hill leads the World Championship heptathlon after day one ahead of compatriot Katarina Johnson-Thompson.
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Murray in Cincinnati semi-final

Friday, August 21st 2015, 22:44

Britain's Andy Murray is through to the semi-finals of the Cincinnati Open after beating Frenchman Richard Gasquet.
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England collapse as Aussies dominate

Friday, August 21st 2015, 18:16
related countries: Australia Australia

England face defeat in the final Ashes Test after collapsing to 107-8, trailing Australia by 374 after two days at The Oval.
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Friday, August 21st 2015, 11:26

Google has been ordered to remove nine links to news stories by the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) under the "right to be forgotten".
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UK film industry tax breaks approved

Friday, August 21st 2015, 10:21

Government plans to extend tax breaks for the British film industry, in a bid to attract more blockbusters to be filmed in the UK, are approved by the EU.
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July public finances hit surplus

Friday, August 21st 2015, 9:44

The UK government spent less last month than it received in taxes and other forms of income, official figures show.
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DUP warning over ex-IRA man's murder

Friday, August 21st 2015, 8:17
related places: Belfast

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson raises the prospect of Sinn Féin being excluded from the Stormont executive after police said members of the Provisional IRA were involved in a Belfast murder.
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Dementia levels 'are stabilising'

Friday, August 21st 2015, 7:19
related places: Cambridge

The number of people with dementia is levelling off in parts of Western Europe - and even falling in the UK - according to a report by University of Cambridge scientists.
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Murray beats Dimitrov in thriller

Friday, August 21st 2015, 5:46

Britain's Andy Murray saves a match point as he beats Grigor Dimitrov to reach the last eight at the Cincinnati Masters.
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Stereophonics asked to save venue

Friday, August 21st 2015, 5:16
related places: Rock

Rock stars Stereophonics are asked to help save a venue in the south Wales valleys where they played some of their first gigs.
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Rare sculpture saved for nation

Friday, August 21st 2015, 4:29
related places: London

A rare classical sculpture is saved for the nation by London's V&A museum and the National Galleries of Scotland.
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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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