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United Kingdom: news

'Lose a little' advice on obesity

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 0:52

New weight loss guidelines for the NHS in England will advise people that they should "lose a little and keep it off" for life.
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Glaxo investigated by UK fraud body

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 22:07

British drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline is being investigated by the UK's Serious Fraud Office over its "commercial practices".
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Harris denies 'ludicrous' claims

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 17:25
related places: London

TV entertainer Rolf Harris testifies for the first time at his indecent assault trial and denies a string of allegations involving four girls.
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Lloyds Bank announces TSB flotation

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 12:42

Lloyds announces plans to float a 25% stake in its TSB business on the stock market, with small investors being offered free shares in the bank.
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Jones steps up recovery from injury

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 11:56

England defender Phil Jones increases his involvement in training on Tuesday as he continues his recovery from a shoulder injury.
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Watson advances to second round

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 11:16
related countries: France France

Britain's Heather Watson moves into the French Open second round with a 6-3 6-4 win over Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.
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UK mortgage approvals fall again

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 10:25

The number of mortgages being approved by High Street banks fell in April for the third month running, according to the British Bankers' Association.
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Speculation won't distract me - Lallana

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 7:21

Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana says he will not be distracted by speculation over his future while on England duty.
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Farage: UKIP has election 'momentum'

Monday, May 26th 2014, 16:55

The UK Independence Party is a truly national force, Nigel Farage says after its victory in European elections.
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Ward run ended by 17th seed Robredo

Monday, May 26th 2014, 16:01
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Britain's French Open debutant James Ward is beaten by 17th seed Tommy Robredo of Spain in four sets.
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Row over independence start-up costs

Monday, May 26th 2014, 15:46

The Scottish government and UK Treasury clash over the cost of setting up the public bodies needed in an independent Scotland.
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Pfizer drops its AstraZeneca bid

Monday, May 26th 2014, 15:36
related countries: United States United States

US firm Pfizer abandons its £55 a share, £69bn bid for UK drugs company AstraZeneca, after failing to get the British company to agree.
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England recall fly-half Cipriani

Monday, May 26th 2014, 15:30
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Sale fly-half Danny Cipriani is named in Stuart Lancaster's initial 30-man England squad to tour New Zealand.
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England cannot play any worse - Morgan

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 18:27
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Stand-in captain Eoin Morgan says England's batting could not have been worse as they suffer a 157-run defeat by Sri Lanka.
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Coldplay album coasts to number one

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 18:04

Ghost Stories, the latest album by Coldplay, tops the UK chart and becomes the fastest seller of 2014 so far.
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England collapse to emphatic defeat

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 16:07
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka dismiss England for 99 to seal victory by 157 runs and level the five-match one-day series at 1-1.
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Photographer Michael Schmidt dies

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 15:35
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: London

German photographer Michael Schmidt dies days after his work was honoured at the V&A museum in London.
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Independent oil fund 'from day one'

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 14:51

The Scottish government says it would be possible to set-up a fund for North Sea oil revenue immediately from the start of independence.
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Prayers said for missing sailors

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 12:54

Prayers are said at church services in Somerset for the four UK sailors missing from the Cheeki Rafiki in the North Atlantic.
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Fisher wants 'to get Leia right'

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 10:29

Actress Carrie Fisher says the new Star Wars film will let her "get Leia right this time", as she appears at the Hay Festival in Wales.
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Interest rate 'could settle at 3%'

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 8:59

The official UK interest rate could settle at an average of 3% in a few years, the outgoing deputy governor of the Bank of England Charlie Bean predicts.
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Saracens 6-23 Toulon

Saturday, May 24th 2014, 18:01
related places: Cardiff

Jonny Wilkinson kicks 13 points on his final appearance on British soil as Toulon overpower Saracens to retain the Heineken Cup.
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Life raft still on capsized yacht

Saturday, May 24th 2014, 10:00

The wreckage of the yacht crewed by four UK sailors missing in the North Atlantic was found with its life raft still onboard, rescuers say.
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Edgar Wright pulls out of Ant-Man

Saturday, May 24th 2014, 9:22

The British director says he's leaving the project after he and Marvel had differences over their vision for the film.
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US ship finds hull of missing yacht

Saturday, May 24th 2014, 1:48
related countries: United States United States

The hull of the missing yacht Cheeki Rafiki has been found in the North Atlantic, the US Coast Guard says.
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Farage: UKIP now 'serious players'

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 21:37

Nigel Farage says UKIP can win seats at the general election after it made gains in English council polls at the expense of other parties.
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Fire crews battle to save art school

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 17:50

Firefighters are continuing to fight a major blaze at the A-listed Glasgow School of Art - one of Scotland's most iconic buildings.
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Ward makes French Open first round

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 16:19
related countries: France France

James Ward becomes the first British man in over 40 years to progress through qualifying to the French Open first round.
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Netflix plans UK drama about Queen

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 16:19

Online subscription service Netflix is set to order its first original British drama The Crown, written by The Queen screenwriter Peter Morgan.
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New fracking land rules proposed

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 12:32

The UK government proposes new rules regarding rights to access land in a bid to speed up the introduction of fracking.
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eBay faces investigation over breach

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 11:17
related countries: United States United States

eBay is facing investigations in the US and the UK over its huge data breach which led it to ask 145 million customers to reset their passwords.
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Barclays fined £26m over gold pricing

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 10:36

Barclays Bank is fined £26m by UK regulators after one of its traders was discovered attempting to fix the price of gold.
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Hospital admissions cut plan 'risky'

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 0:02

A £3.8bn scheme to cut hospital admissions in England and treat more people at home is risky, and "overly optimistic", health researchers warn.
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Controversial Indian ring auctioned

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 21:58
related countries: India India
related places: London

A ring belonging to an 18th Century Indian ruler has been sold at an auction in London amid criticism from heritage groups.
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Dutch and UK vote in Euro elections

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 21:07
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Polls close in the UK and the Netherlands after the first of four days of voting in EU-wide European Parliament elections.
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Jordan stars as England beat Sri Lanka

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 21:02
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Chris Jordan impresses with bat and ball as England beat Sri Lanka by 81 runs in the first match of the one-day series.
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Prince's remarks outrageous - Russia

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 16:06
related countries: Russia Russia

The Russian embassy brands reported remarks by the Prince of Wales comparing some Nazi actions to those of President Vladimir Putin as "outrageous".
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Yacht families remain hopeful

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 15:45

Relatives of four missing British sailors say they remain "very positive" about the search after meeting Foreign Office officials.
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Voters heading to polls across UK

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 13:02

Millions of people are voting on Thursday in the European elections and for local councillors in England and Northern Ireland.
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No excuses if I don't perform - Rooney

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 12:30
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Fully fit England forward Wayne Rooney says there will be no excuses if he does not perform at the World Cup in Brazil.
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No extradition for fatal dose doctor

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 11:38
related countries: Germany Germany

The family of man who was killed with a lethal dose of a painkiller by a German doctor say they are "astonished" he will not be extradited to the UK.
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Sea's heat to warm historic house

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 4:49

One of the finest old mansions in Wales is making history with a new technology that sucks heat from sea water.
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VIDEO: Bear rescues cub with a roadside lift

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 23:23
related countries: Canada Canada

Storm chaser Ricky Forbes filmed a straying bear cub being lifted out of danger from the side of a busy highway as he was driving through Kootenay National Park in British Columbia in Canada.
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British journalist freed in Ukraine

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 21:25
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

A British national working as a journalist for a Russian TV station is released after being detained in Ukraine for more than 24 hours.
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VIDEO: Inside EU parliament as voting starts

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 20:03
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

The BBC's Brussels correspondent, Matthew Price, has been on a tour of the European Parliament with students from the UK.
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VIDEO: Inside yacht family's 'ops' room

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 18:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Atlantic, Friday

The families of four British sailors who have been missing in the Atlantic since Friday are anxiously waiting for news as the US Coast Guard has resumes its search.
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May tells Police Federation to reform

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 17:28

The Police Federation must make sweeping changes and public funding will cease from August, the home secretary says.
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Rooney wants to show world - Hodgson

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 14:34
related countries: Italy Italy

Wayne Rooney is determined to shine in a World Cup after two indifferent campaigns reveals England manager Roy Hodgson.
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Clarke regrets swearing at Anderson

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 12:51

Australia captain Michael Clarke says swearing at England's James Anderson during the Ashes was "unacceptable".
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Move to halt fraud trial overturned

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 10:54

The Court of Appeal overturns a decision to halt a major UK fraud trial because of a lack of legal aid barristers.
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Charles 'compared Russia to Nazis'

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 10:29
related countries: Russia Russia

A former Polish war refugee who met Prince Charles in Canada says he likened some Nazi actions in Europe to those of Russia's Vladimir Putin.
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Scotland pick Lamont for Games Sevens

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 10:00

International wingers Sean Lamont and Tommy Seymour are included in Scotland's Sevens squad for the Commonwealth Games.
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UK sends plane to help find sailors

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 9:14
related countries: Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean, United States United States

The Ministry of Defence is sending a plane to help search for four British sailors missing in the Atlantic.
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Search resumes for missing sailors

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 0:41
related countries: Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean, United States United States

The search has resumed for four British sailors missing since their yacht apparently capsized in the Atlantic Ocean, the US Coast Guard says - after it was called off two days previously.
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Child maintenance 'agree or pay' call

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 0:02

A letter is being sent out to single parents in England, Scotland and Wales urging them to agree child maintenance amicably or face charges.
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Morgan critical of England bowling

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 22:49
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England Twenty20 captain Eoin Morgan criticises his side's bowlers following their nine-run loss to Sri Lanka at The Oval.
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Sri Lanka beat England in Oval T20

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 21:07
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England lose their first home match of the summer as Sri Lanka earn a nine-run Twenty20 win at The Oval.
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VIDEO: Musical reflections on Ukraine's crisis

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 20:53
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: London

Ukrainian singer-composer Marianna Sadovska brings Chernobyl Harvest, a musical reflection on her country's crisis, to London's Barbican Centre.
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UK house prices 'up 8% in a year'

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 16:53
related places: March

UK house prices rose by 8% in the year to the end of March, official figures show, as the prime minister says he will consider changes to Help to Buy.
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Donors pledge $600m in S Sudan aid

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 15:58
related countries: Norway Norway, United States United States

Donors including the US and the UK pledge more than $600m (£360m; 440m euros) in aid to South Sudan at a conference in Norway.
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Man guilty of Syria terror plan

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 14:33
related countries: Syria Syria

A 31-year-old man becomes the first person in the UK to be convicted of terrorist offences related to the conflict in Syria.
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Businesses win riot damage ruling

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 14:27

Businesses whose property is damaged in riots can recover "consequential" losses stemming from the incident, the Court of Appeal rules.
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UK spy plane for Nigeria breaks down

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 14:27
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Senegal Senegal

A UK spy plane sent to help search for more than 200 girls abducted by militant Islamists in Nigeria develops a technical fault, and is forced to land in Senegal for repairs.
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AstraZeneca shareholder speaks out

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 12:44
related countries: United States United States

Fund manager Schroders wants AstraZeneca to "recommence engagement" with Pfizer, after the UK drug maker rejected a takeover by its US rival.
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Cook facing biggest test - Vaughan

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 10:21

Captain Alastair Cook will be judged on England's response this summer to the Ashes debacle, says Michael Vaughan.
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Joss Stone death plotters win appeal

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 10:13

Two men convicted of plotting to kill UK singer Joss Stone win appeals that will see them serve shorter jail terms.
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AstraZeneca rejects new Pfizer bid

Monday, May 19th 2014, 12:09
related countries: United States United States

UK drugs company AstraZeneca rejects the improved "final" £69bn takeover offer from US firm Pfizer.
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Brown among 21 added by England

Monday, May 19th 2014, 12:03

Full-back Mike Brown is one of 21 players added to England's training squad despite straining a hamstring on Saturday.
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Families want yacht search to resume

Monday, May 19th 2014, 11:01
related countries: Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean, United States United States

The families of four British sailors missing since their yacht capsized in the Atlantic Ocean appeal to the US Coastguard to resume their search.
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World Cup hero Wilkinson to retire

Monday, May 19th 2014, 10:16

World Cup-winning England fly-half Jonny Wilkinson announces he will retire from rugby at the end of this season.
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VAT hike claim over 'Yes' vote

Monday, May 19th 2014, 7:35

Scottish independence could mean Scots paying more VAT on goods such as children's clothing, according to the Scottish Conservatives.
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New Pfizer offer for AstraZeneca

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 23:28
related countries: United States United States

US drugs giant Pfizer makes an improved £69bn offer, worth £55 per share, for British firm AstraZeneca.
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Atlantic search for UK yacht ends

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 20:51
related countries: Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean

An air and sea search is called off for four British yachtsmen missing in the Atlantic after their boat began taking in water.
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Clegg: We could pare back Help to Buy

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 18:59

The government's Help to Buy scheme could be "pared back" if the Bank of England believes the housing market is overheating, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says.
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Michael Jackson tops UK album chart

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 18:04

The late pop legend Michael Jackson makes it to number one in the album charts, nearly five years since his death, with Xscape.
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London Wasps 30-29 Stade Francais

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 18:02

London Wasps will take a one-point lead into the second leg of their European play-off after defeating Stade Francais.
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Bank chief warns over housing market

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 11:02

The governor of the Bank of England gives his strongest warning yet about the dangers to Britain's economy posed by the booming housing market.
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Wiggins retains Tour of California lead

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 6:18

Britain's Sir Bradley Wiggins stays in the leader's yellow jersey ahead of the final stage of the Tour of California.
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VIDEO: Sandhurst training for Afghan recruits

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 3:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Sandhurst

The first group of officer cadets at a new British-run academy in Afghanistan are now half way through their training, modelled on Sandhurst in the UK.
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Migrants must learn English - Javid

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 2:20

Migrants to the UK must learn English and "respect our way of life", Britain's first Asian secretary of state Sajid Javid says.
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Panama's role in Scotland's downfall

Saturday, May 17th 2014, 23:03
related countries: Panama Panama
related places: How

How a settlement in Panama ruined Scotland
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St Johnstone 2-0 Dundee United

Saturday, May 17th 2014, 15:54

St Johnstone win the Scottish Cup final as goals from Steven Anderson and Steven MacLean seal victory over Dundee United.
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Academics warn over child protection

Saturday, May 17th 2014, 10:12

A group of academics say they have serious concerns about proposals to allow private contractors to take over some child protection services in England.
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Wiggins closes in on California win

Saturday, May 17th 2014, 8:49

Britain's Sir Bradley Wiggins moves closer to a first win since September as he extends his Tour of California lead.
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UK told to hand over jailed Afghans

Friday, May 16th 2014, 23:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kandahar

The Afghan government orders the UK to hand over detainees held in military jails in Helmand and Kandahar.
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Satire of British food goes viral

Friday, May 16th 2014, 21:17
related countries: China China

Satire of British food amuses Chinese netizens
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Travel firms halt Kenya coast tours

Friday, May 16th 2014, 17:12
related countries: Kenya Kenya

British tourists are being evacuated from parts of Kenya by tour operators Thomson and First Choice, following a terrorism warning from the Foreign Office.
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Scudamore emails 'insult all women'

Friday, May 16th 2014, 16:54

England goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis says emails sent by Richard Scudamore are an "insult to all women".
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Rose confident for US Open defence

Friday, May 16th 2014, 10:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pinehurst

British golfer Justin Rose says he is pleased with his form as he prepares to defend his US Open title at Pinehurst.
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MPs demand Police Federation reform

Friday, May 16th 2014, 8:14

A culture of bullying is endemic at the top of the organisation representing rank-and-file police officers in England and Wales, MPs say.
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Star Wars: 'Day one' shooting begins

Friday, May 16th 2014, 7:35
related places: London

The latest instalment of the Star Wars franchise has begun shooting, production company Bad Robot announces on Twitter.
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Wiggins retains California lead

Friday, May 16th 2014, 6:11

Britain's Sir Bradley Wiggins maintains his lead of 28 seconds in the Tour of California with three stages remaining.
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UK fossil fuels 'gone in five years'

Friday, May 16th 2014, 4:01

The UK's proven reserves of oil, coal and gas will run out in little more than five years, a report looking at energy resources warns.
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Syria elections a 'parody', says UK

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 18:13
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: London

Presidential elections in Syria will be a "parody of democracy", UK Foreign Secretary William Hague says.
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Mike Leigh tipped for Turner prizes

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 16:53

Mike Leigh's new film about the celebrated British artist JMW Turner, is lauded by critics at Cannes, with some suggesting it may be in line for prizes at the festival and beyond.
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Ten uncapped players in England squad

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 15:08
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Exeter

Ten uncapped players, including four from Exeter, are named in England's training squad for the tour to New Zealand.
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Statins side effects claims probed

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 14:32

Two articles claiming cholesterol-reducing statins may be unsafe are being investigated by the British Medical Journal and could be retracted.
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Times journalists beaten in Syria

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 11:00
related countries: Syria Syria

A reporter and a photographer working for British newspaper The Times are badly beaten while being briefly held by a rebel gang in Syria.
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Clegg claims unity on school meals

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 8:24

Nick Clegg says the coalition is united behind plans to give all pupils under seven in England free school lunches.
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Museums' night-time festival to open

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 7:59
related places: More

More than 500 museums galleries and historic spaces across the UK are keeping their doors open late as part of this year's Museums At Night festival.
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