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Last UK Guantanamo inmate speaks out

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 10:25

Shaker Aamer, the last British resident being held in Guantanamo Bay, is broadcast speaking from his prison cell for the first time.
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Independence to 'transform' economy

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 8:20

Scottish ministers launch a paper on the economic opportunities of independence, with a cut in corporation tax expected to be among options.
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England are better than 2010 - Gerrard

Monday, November 18th 2013, 23:01
related countries: Germany Germany

Steven Gerrard says England are ready to show Germany on Tuesday how much they have improved since they last met in 2010.
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James in talks over Beckham MLS side

Monday, November 18th 2013, 22:19

NBA superstar LeBron James says he is in talks with David Beckham about investing in the former England captain's MLS team.
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VIDEO: UK medics saving lives in Philippines

Monday, November 18th 2013, 19:23
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Medics from around the world, including Britain, are treating survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in make-shift operating theatres.
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Strachan demands more hard work

Monday, November 18th 2013, 17:49
related countries: Norway Norway

Manager Gordon Strachan stresses the importance of collective hard graft ahead of Scotland's friendly in Norway.
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MacShane admits guilt on MP expenses

Monday, November 18th 2013, 16:59
related places: London

Ex-Labour minister and MP Denis MacShane pleads guilty to false accounting over claims for £12,900 of parliamentary expenses.
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Uganda gay sex case Briton in court

Monday, November 18th 2013, 16:54
related countries: Uganda Uganda

A retired British man appears in court in Uganda accused of possessing a gay sex video.
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UK woman killed in Russia jet crash

Monday, November 18th 2013, 13:12
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Kazan'

A British woman who was among 50 people killed when a Boeing jet crashed near the Russian city of Kazan on Sunday is named as 53-year-old Donna Bull.
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Tycoon Sykes to back UKIP Euro poll

Monday, November 18th 2013, 12:46

Paul Sykes, one of the UK's wealthiest men, pledges "whatever it takes" to ensure UKIP triumphs in the 2014 European elections.
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'Transformed' Tate Britain unveiled

Monday, November 18th 2013, 12:34

Tate Britain is unveiling the results of a £45 million renovation this week that has transformed the oldest parts of the Grade II London building transformed.
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FTSE 100 directors see pay rise 14%

Monday, November 18th 2013, 11:05

Directors' pay at the UK's top businesses rises 14% in a year thanks to a huge jump in share-based incentives, says a pay research company.
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Standard award for 'Queen' Mirren

Monday, November 18th 2013, 10:41

Oscar-winner Dame Helen Mirren wins another award for her portrayal of the Queen, this time at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards.
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Lloyds sells fund unit in £660m deal

Monday, November 18th 2013, 9:08

Fund manager Aberdeen Asset Management has bought rival Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP) from Lloyds Banking Group in a £660m deal.
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Stadium 'not being used to the full'

Monday, November 18th 2013, 0:03

The Olympic Stadium is not being used to the full, according to a group of Lords who also questioned the legacy of London 2012.
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Author Doris Lessing dies aged 94

Sunday, November 17th 2013, 21:40

British Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing, whose best-known works include The Golden Notebook, dies in London aged 94.
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UK state visit for Irish president

Sunday, November 17th 2013, 21:00
related countries: Ireland Ireland

President Michael D Higgins is to become the first Irish head of state to make an official state visit to the UK.
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Haye advised to retire after surgery

Sunday, November 17th 2013, 19:59

Britain's former world heavyweight champion David Haye receives a "crushing blow" after it is recommended that he retires.
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Scotland 0-28 South Africa

Sunday, November 17th 2013, 16:59
related countries: South Africa South Africa

An off-colour Scotland fail to score as efficient South Africa power to an impressive victory at Murrayfield.
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Inquiry into union 'intimidation'

Sunday, November 17th 2013, 11:55
related places: Grangemouth

David Cameron launches an inquiry into "intimidatory" trade union tactics after the dispute that almost led to the closure of Scotland's Grangemouth oil refinery.
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Hague urges Sri Lanka-led inquiry

Sunday, November 17th 2013, 8:00
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague says he believes it is possible for the Sri Lankan government to establish a war crimes inquiry before March 2014.
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Art theft second to drug crime in UK

Sunday, November 17th 2013, 0:50

Organised criminal gangs are increasingly aiming to rob valuable works of art and antiques in the UK, according to senior police officers.
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Sri Lanka leader warns of hypocrisy

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 22:13
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's president reacts defiantly to the UK's call for an inquiry into alleged rights abuses, saying those who live in "glass houses shouldn't throw stones".
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England 34-6 France

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 21:42

England set up a World Cup semi-final against holders New Zealand after sweeping aside the challenge of France.
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Lancaster sees positives in defeat

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 21:42
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Stuart Lancaster says England are "desperately disappointed" to lose to New Zealand but insists his side are right on track
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Britons 'unaccounted for' in typhoon

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 19:08
related countries: Philippines Philippines

"A number" of British nationals remain unaccounted for after the devastating typhoon in the Philippines, the UK foreign secretary says.
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England 22-30 New Zealand

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 16:21
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

World champions New Zealand avenge last year's defeat by England as they recover to beat the hosts in a superb match.
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UK commits extra £30m in typhoon aid

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 16:16
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The British government will give an extra £30m in emergency aid - a total of £50m - following the devastating Philippines typhoon, David Cameron announces.
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Seven held over body-in-well find

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 15:47
related places: London

Seven people are arrested on suspicion of murder after a body is found in a well in south London.
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Wales v Finland

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 14:42
related countries: Finland Finland

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's international friendly between Wales and Finland.
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Good lesson for England - Hodgson

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 12:18
related countries: Chile Chile
related places: Wembley

England manager Roy Hodgson admits his experimental line-up was well beaten by Chile in Friday's Wembley friendly.
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England win final Ashes warm-up match

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 6:34

England win their final Ashes warm-up match against an Australian Invitational XI in Sydney by seven wickets.
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England 0-2 Chile

Friday, November 15th 2013, 22:32
related countries: Chile Chile
related places: Wembley

Alexis Sanchez scores twice as Chile end England's 10-game unbeaten run with a friendly win at Wembley.
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New Zealand 40-4 Scotland

Friday, November 15th 2013, 21:57
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Leeds

Holders New Zealand ease into the Rugby League World Cup semi-finals with a comfortable victory over Scotland in Leeds.
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Turkey 1-0 Northern Ireland

Friday, November 15th 2013, 21:05
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Adana

A goal by Mevlut Erdinc in first-half injury-time gives Turkey a 1-0 win over Northern Ireland in their friendly game in Adana.
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Farrell tips England for greatness

Friday, November 15th 2013, 18:23
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Backs coach Andy Farrell says England are a "champion team in the making" ahead of Saturday's match against New Zealand.
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Live big cats seized at UK border

Friday, November 15th 2013, 16:42

Eight live big cats, hippo teeth and walrus horns were all seized by UK border officials in a record year for endangered animal items.
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Wales job 'biggest' for Coleman

Friday, November 15th 2013, 13:22

Manager Chris Coleman says that the "honour" of managing Wales helped him to decide to sign a two-year contract extension.
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GPs 'to go extra mile' for frailest

Friday, November 15th 2013, 12:54

The million most frail patients in England are to be identified and given a named GP to co-ordinate their care.
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Summer launch for London domain name

Friday, November 15th 2013, 12:01
related places: London

The UK's capital is to get its own domain name, .london, in the summer of 2014.
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Daily Show's Oliver lands HBO show

Friday, November 15th 2013, 10:53

British comedian John Oliver quits The Daily Show to front his own weekly talk show on cable channel HBO.
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Root impresses as England take control

Friday, November 15th 2013, 8:03

Joe Root hits a classy 75 as England take control on the third day of their final Ashes warm-up match in Sydney.
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Pumas pose physical test - Jones

Friday, November 15th 2013, 7:42
related countries: Argentina Argentina, South Africa South Africa

Lock Alun Wyn Jones says Argentina will pose Wales a similar physical threat to the one South Africa did last week.
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World Cup place on line - Lampard

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 23:02
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Midfielder Frank Lampard admits he is fighting for his place in the England squad at the World Cup finals in Brazil.
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UK pledges Sri Lanka 'tough message'

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 20:36
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

David Cameron promises to send a "tough message" to Sri Lanka's government over alleged war crimes, as he heads to the Commonwealth summit.
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Barclays plans to cut 1,700 jobs

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 18:05

Barclays is cutting 1,700 jobs from across its branch network in the UK, saying it is in response to changes in the way people use the bank.
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British ship to aid typhoon victims

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 17:41
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Britain is sending carrier HMS Illustrious to help victims of Philippines typhoon and Prime Minister David Cameron says government aid has now topped £20m.
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Charnley & Roby recalled by England

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 15:23
related countries: France France

Wigan winger Josh Charnley and St Helens hooker James Roby return for England's World Cup quarter-final against France.
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Coleman signs new Wales contract

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 15:05

Manager Chris Coleman signs a new Wales contract to lead his country in the Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.
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UK-Russia Year of Culture unveiled

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 13:52
related countries: Russia Russia

The UK will showcase the best of Russian culture in 2014, as British exports including Shakespeare, a YBAs retrospective and James Bond head to Russia.
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Allen handed surprise Wales debut

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 13:02
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Cory Allen, Dan Biggar, Rhodri Jones and Justin Tipuric are all named in Warren Gatland's team to face Argentina.
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Philomena granted new rating in US

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 10:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

British film Philomena is granted a less restrictive rating by the Motion Picture Association of America after its US distributor campaigned to overturn its original 'R' certification.
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All Black Carter to win 100th cap

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 9:55

Dan Carter will become the fifth All Black to win 100 caps after being named in the team to face England on Saturday.
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Fifth cyclist killed in nine days

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 9:40
related places: London

A fifth person in nine days has died while cycling on London's roads.
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Cory Allen set for surprise call-up

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 9:16
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Cardiff

Wales coach Warren Gatland could had a first cap to Blues centre Cory Allen against Argentina in Cardiff.
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UK economy 'long way' from normality

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 9:03

The economy is "a long way" from normality, the Bank of England's Paul Fisher warns, a day after the Bank raised its economic growth forecast.
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Social mobility still a problem - PM

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 8:16

More needs to be done to get people who are not white and middle class into top jobs, Prime Minister David Cameron has said.
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England batsmen impress in warm-up

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 7:35

England take control on the second day of their final Ashes warm-up against an Australia Invitational XI in Sydney.
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Cautions over-use to be restricted

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 1:03

Criminals should no longer get a second caution if they commit the same or a similar offence within a two-year period, new guidelines for police in England and Wales say.
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VIDEO: Sri Lanka human rights in spotlight

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 23:35
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has warned British Prime Minister David Cameron that he has no right to raise the issue of human rights during his visit for the Commonwealth Summit.
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Briton faces Uganda gay sex trial

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 21:09
related countries: Uganda Uganda

A retired British man is facing trial in Uganda after images of him having sex with another man were published in a newspaper.
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UK recovery takes hold, says Bank

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 19:54

The UK economy will grow faster and unemployment will fall sooner than expected, says the Bank of England governor Mark Carney.
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Gerrard & Walker out of Chile match

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 12:27
related countries: Chile Chile, Germany Germany

Captain Steven Gerrard and defender Kyle Walker will miss England's friendly against Chile because of minor injuries.
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UK jobless rate at three-year low

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 12:11

The UK jobless rate falls to 7.6% as the number of unemployed dropped by 48,000 to 2.47 million between July and September, say official figures
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British drugs smuggler faces death

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 11:55
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

A British woman is facing the death penalty after admitting trafficking 1.4kg (3lb) of crystal methamphetamine into Indonesia.
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Broad shines but England frustrated

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 11:09

England's bowlers struggle as an Australia Invitational XI close on 271-5 on the first day of the final Ashes warm-up match.
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Composer Sir John Tavener mourned

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 9:51

Tributes are paid to Sir John Tavener, one of the leading British composers of the past 50 years, who has died at the age of 69.
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UK aid flight lands in Philippines

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 8:24
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The first plane carrying humanitarian aid from the UK to the Philippines lands at Cebu airport.
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NHS shake-up proposes two-tier A&E

Wednesday, November 13th 2013, 8:04

A two-tier A&E system in England should be created as part of an overhaul of services, NHS chiefs are proposing.
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TV appeal after Philippines typhoon

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 23:02
related countries: Philippines Philippines

A television appeal is made by a group of leading UK aid charities after the devastating Philippines typhoon.
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Blunkett riot warning over Roma

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 15:09

Former Home Secretary David Blunkett says he fears riots unless the Roma migrant community make more of an effort to adapt to the British way of life.
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Pietersen fit for final Ashes warm-up

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 10:59
related countries: Australia Australia

Kevin Pietersen will play in England's final Ashes warm-up match in Australia after recovering from a knee injury.
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Inflation falls to 2.2% in October

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 10:48

The UK's inflation rate, as measured by the consumer prices index (CPI), fell to 2.2% in October from 2.7% the month before.
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Race to save typhoon survivors

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 9:58
related countries: Philippines Philippines, United States United States

US and British warships head to the Philippines amid large-scale devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan, as survivors wait for aid.
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PM to lead trade delegation to China

Monday, November 11th 2013, 22:47
related countries: China China
related places: City of London

Prime Minister David Cameron will lead a trade delegation to China next month, he tells an audience in the City of London.
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England switch bases in virus scare

Monday, November 11th 2013, 22:00

England will switch bases ahead of their friendlies after a stomach bug alert at the National Football Centre site.
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UK sends ship to help Philippines

Monday, November 11th 2013, 21:47
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The UK will send a Royal Navy warship to help deal with the storm disaster in the Philippines, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced.
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France lose to set up England tie

Monday, November 11th 2013, 21:08
related countries: France France, Samoa Samoa
related places: Perpignan

England will play France in the World Cup quarter-finals after Les Tricolores lose to Group B rivals Samoa in Perpignan.
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UK warns over Afghanistan commitment

Monday, November 11th 2013, 19:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Britain will be forced to end its long-term military commitment to Afghanistan unless its government signs a security agreement with international forces, the defence secretary warns.
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Shire buys US drug firm ViroPharma

Monday, November 11th 2013, 17:41
related countries: United States United States

UK-listed drug company Shire agrees to buy the US's ViroPharma - a rare disease biopharmaceutical firm - for about $4.2bn (£2.6bn).
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Iran differences narrow, says Hague

Monday, November 11th 2013, 16:44
related countries: Iran Iran

The differences preventing Western countries reaching a deal with Iran over its nuclear programme are now "narrow", UK Foreign Secretary William Hague says.
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War dead remembered on Armistice Day

Monday, November 11th 2013, 15:23

The anniversary of the World War One armistice - signed 95 years ago on Monday - is marked in the UK with a two-minute silence.
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Philomena stars get Bifa nods

Monday, November 11th 2013, 14:45

Steve Coogan and Dame Judi Dench are shortlisted at the British Independent Film Awards for their roles in Philomena, while prison drama Starred Up gets eight nominations.
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Only in England: Photographs from a bygone era

Monday, November 11th 2013, 2:31

Social customs from a bygone era photographed
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War elephants conscripted in WW1

Monday, November 11th 2013, 2:13

The circus animals that helped Britain in WW1
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Employers still cautious on hiring

Monday, November 11th 2013, 0:04

Stronger economic growth in the UK over the next few years will not be accompanied by a big rise in employment, a survey suggests.
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'Strong start' for Help to Buy

Monday, November 11th 2013, 0:01
related places: Halifax

Royal Bank of Scotland and Halifax report a strong uptake in the first month of the government's extended Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme.
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Eminem lands seventh UK number one

Sunday, November 10th 2013, 19:06
related countries: United States United States

Eminem becomes the first US artist to have seven consecutive number ones in the UK album chart.
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UK aid for 500,000 typhoon victims

Sunday, November 10th 2013, 15:18
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Britain commits £6m to help up to 500,000 people affected by the typhoon that swept through the Philippines.
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UK falls silent to remember war dead

Sunday, November 10th 2013, 13:47

The Queen and thousands of veterans and civilians at the Cenotaph join the nation in a two-minute silence to remember fallen service personnel.
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Hague: Iran nuclear deal can be done

Sunday, November 10th 2013, 13:00
related countries: Iran Iran

A deal can be reached with Iran on its nuclear programme despite the failure to reach agreement in Geneva, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague tells the BBC.
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Queen attends Remembrance festival

Saturday, November 9th 2013, 22:13
related places: Edinburgh

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh attend the annual Festival of Remembrance, as events to honour Britain's war dead take place.
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Charles hears Mumbai attack stories

Saturday, November 9th 2013, 20:41
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

The Prince of Wales meets survivors of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, on the fourth day of his visit to India.
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Wales 15-24 South Africa

Saturday, November 9th 2013, 19:24
related places: Cardiff

South Africa edge Wales 24-15 in a pulsating, physical encounter at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.
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Scotland 42-17 Japan

Saturday, November 9th 2013, 16:27
related countries: Japan Japan

Two Tommy Seymour tries help Scotland get their autumn Tests off to a winning start against Japan at Murrayfield.
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BT wins £897m Champions League deal

Saturday, November 9th 2013, 10:12

BT Sport announces an exclusive three-year deal to broadcast live Champions League and Europa League football matches in the UK.
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Prior to have scan on calf injury

Saturday, November 9th 2013, 9:29
related countries: Australia Australia

England wicketkeeper Matt Prior will have a scan on a calf injury sustained in the warm-up match against Australia A.
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Root shines on rain-hit final day

Saturday, November 9th 2013, 6:57
related countries: Australia Australia

Joe Root makes an unbeaten 58 as England's rain-hit Ashes warm-up game with Australia A finishes as a predictable draw.
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Bank's Help to Buy role questioned

Saturday, November 9th 2013, 0:05

An influential committee of MPs asks the Bank of England to clarify its role in policing the Help to Buy scheme amid fears of a property bubble.
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Iran talks to continue for third day

Friday, November 8th 2013, 23:05
related countries: Germany Germany, Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Geneva

Talks in Geneva on Iran's nuclear programme are to resume on Saturday, as President Obama telephones the Israeli PM to allay fears over any deal.
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