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VIDEO: 'Marry me!' Harry heckled at Wembley

Friday, March 7th 2014, 16:38
related places: Wembley

Prince Harry has taken to the stage at Wembley Arena to address 12,000 young people taking part in the first We Day UK.
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Morgan replaces Vunipola for England

Friday, March 7th 2014, 10:17

Gloucester's Ben Morgan replaces the injured Billy Vunipola at number eight for England's Six Nations match against Wales.
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Constable masterpiece goes on show

Friday, March 7th 2014, 7:36

One of the greatest masterpieces of British art goes on display at National Museum Cardiff for six months.
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EU vote plan blights UK, says Cable

Friday, March 7th 2014, 4:04

David Cameron's commitment to an in/out referendum on Europe is "blighting" investment in the UK, Vince Cable warns.
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Loss in 2013 won't affect us - Robshaw

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 22:48

England captain Chris Robshaw says last year's loss to Wales will not have any bearing on Sunday's Six Nations match.
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Lawrence police 'spy' sparks inquiry

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 16:59

Revelations that a police officer spied on the family of Stephen Lawrence will lead to a judge-led public inquiry into undercover policing.
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UK interest rates kept at record low

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 14:06

The Bank of England keeps the benchmark UK interest rate at 0.5%, five years after it first cut the rate to its current record low.
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UK car sales see further increase

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 11:10

UK car sales in February were up 3% from a year earlier, helped by rising consumer confidence, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders says.
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Warwickshire confirm Trott's return

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 10:44

Warwickshire confirm that England batsman Jonathan Trott will be fit to start the new season in April.
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Shell boss: Scots should stay in UK

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 9:33

The chief executive of the oil company Shell says he would like Scotland to "remain part of the UK".
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Changes to stop and search delayed

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 1:53

Plans to limit police stop and search powers have been held up by "regressive" attitudes in Downing Street, senior Conservatives tell Newsnight.
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The far-flung British islands of the South Atlantic

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 1:33

The curious Britishness of four South Atlantic islands
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Broad 'baffled' by ball change

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 0:18

Stuart Broad says he was "baffled" by a decision to change a ball in England's 25-run win over West Indies in the third ODI.
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Hodgson has selection 'headaches'

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 23:37
related countries: Denmark Denmark

England boss Roy Hodgson says he has World Cup selection "headaches" after some positive displays against Denmark.
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England hold on for series victory

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 22:25

Joe Root scores his first one-day international ton as England beat West Indies by 25 runs to win the series 2-1.
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England 1-0 Denmark

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 22:25
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Wembley

Daniel Sturridge's late header earns England a laboured victory in their friendly against Denmark at Wembley.
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Poland 0-1 Scotland

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 21:34
related countries: Poland Poland

Scott Brown's strike gives Scotland a narrow friendly victory against Poland in Warsaw.
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Bank suspends worker in rigging probe

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 19:24

The Bank of England suspends a member of staff after investigating potential rigging of the foreign exchange market.
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Johnson named in England squad

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 19:20
related places: Exeter, Twickenham

Exeter back-row forward Tom Johnson is named in England's squad to face Wales in the Six Nations at Twickenham on Sunday.
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Stars record England World Cup song

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 18:18

Gary Barlow and Gary Lineker lead a team of football and pop stars to record the video for the official England 2014 World Cup song.
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EU may make RBS and Lloyds English

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 15:41
related places: London

If Scotland were to vote for independence, both Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds may be forced to move their registered offices or legal homes to London under European Union law, I have learned.
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Briton pulls out of 'scary' downhill

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 12:42

Former British soldier Mick Brennan will not compete in Saturday's downhill at the Winter Paralympics after describing conditions as "scary".
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Publish migration report says Labour

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 11:06

Labour urges a report on the impact of non-EU immigration on the UK to be published - but No 10 says it is not ready.
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Standard Chartered ends record run

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 10:52
related places: London

Standard Chartered, the London-based bank that gets three quarters of its profit from Asia, reports its first fall in profits for a decade.
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BBC to host Clegg v Farage TV debate

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 10:11

Nick Clegg is to go head-to-head with Nigel Farage in an hour-long debate on Europe to be televised on BBC Two.
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Bale could play whole Wales game

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 7:25
related countries: Iceland Iceland
related places: Cardiff

Wales boss Chris Coleman says Gareth Bale could play the whole friendly against Iceland in Cardiff on Wednesday.
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VIDEO: Last of the sealing ring engravers

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 0:30

Neil Oliver is one of the last remaining wax seal engravers in Britain
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Wales hate England, says Nowell

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 0:00

England wing Jack Nowell describes the emotion Wales feel towards them as "hate" ahead of Sunday's Six Nations clash.
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VIDEO: Trafficked to work on cannabis farms

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 23:20

A BBC investigation has found many of the people trafficked into the UK have already spent many months or years travelling before they arrive here.
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Hodgson criticises Cleverley petition

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 22:35

England boss Roy Hodgson criticises an online petition calling for Tom Cleverley to be banned from World Cup selection.
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Yes Scotland 'will benefit whole UK'

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 19:05
related places: London

An independent Scotland with a strong economy would benefit the whole of the UK, First Minister Alex Salmond tells a gathering in London.
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Tom Cruise director praises UK crews

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 17:52

Doug Liman, the director of Tom Cruise's new sci-fi film Edge of Tomorrow, speaks of the "extraordinary" experience he had shooting it in the UK.
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Hodgson recruits psychiatrist Peters

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 15:58

England boss Roy Hodgson plans to use the psychiatrist who helped Team GB cyclists to Olympic glory for the World Cup.
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Friends' Perry to make UK TV debut

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 15:53

Former Friends actor Matthew Perry is to make his British TV debut in a one-off Sky Arts comedy to be shown in May.
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Childcare 'costs more than mortgage'

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 14:03

Many parents in Britain are now paying more for childcare in a year than the average annual mortgage bill, a report claims.
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'Giles can make England world-beaters'

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 11:54

Graeme Swann backs Ashley Giles to be England's permanent head coach and believes the team can return to the top in all formats.
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Captain Brown recalled by Scotland

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 11:38
related countries: France France

Saracens' Kelly Brown is back in Scotland's starting line-up to face France and will be captain at Murrayfield.
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Smith a captaincy great, says Stewart

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 11:19
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South African batsman Graeme Smith is one of the game's greatest captains, says former England skipper Alec Stewart.
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India Rolls-Royce deals 'on hold'

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 11:12
related countries: India India
related places: London

India puts on hold all deals with Rolls-Royce till an investigation into bribery allegations against the London-based company is complete, the Press Trust of India news agency reports.
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Wembley to host Froch-Groves rematch

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 10:21

Carl Froch and George Groves' rematch will take place at Wembley Stadium on 31 May, promoter Eddie Hearn announces.
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Britain praises Ukrainian restraint

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 9:59
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

The government of Ukraine should be commended "for refusing to rise to provocation" from Russia, the UK's ambassador to the UN says.
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Gloucester sign scrum-half Laidlaw

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 7:39
related places: Edinburgh

Gloucester agree a deal to sign Scotland scrum-half Greig Laidlaw from Edinburgh for next season.
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UK 'deeply concerned' about Crimea

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 21:41
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia will face diplomatic, political and economic pressures over its actions in the Ukraine, David Cameron says.
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UK scraps VAT on Bitcoin trades

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 20:15

The UK's tax authority, HMRC, scraps plans to charge VAT on Bitcoin trading, just days after the collapse of one of the virtual currency's leading exchanges.
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UK's Eurovision entry revealed

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 19:31

Pop singer Molly Smitten-Downes, who has appeared on songs by Sash and Basshunter, will represent the UK at this year's Eurovision Song Contest.
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Flower takes up new elite ECB role

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 14:55

Former England coach Andy Flower is appointed technical director of elite coaching by the England and Wales Cricket Board.
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VIDEO: Gutters fall at Brazil football venue

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 13:48
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Costa Rica Costa Rica
related places: Belo Horizonte

Heavy rainfall caused damage to the stadium in Belo Horizonte where England meet Costa Rica on 24 June
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Bafta fellowship for Rockstar Games

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 12:55

The makers of games including the Grand Theft Auto series will be presented with a Bafta fellowship at this year's British Academy Games Awards
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Youth justice 'should be devolved'

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 12:12

Youth justice should be devolved immediately to Wales and other parts of the justice system could follow in the future, says a report into the powers of the assembly.
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UK manufacturing rises in February

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 10:26

UK manufacturing grew faster than expected in February, with employment in the sector expanding at its fastest pace in almost three years.
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Arterton to star in Dagenham musical

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 9:14
related places: Dagenham, London, West End

Former Bond girl Gemma Arterton is to take the lead role in a musical version of 2010 film Made in Dagenham, to open in London's West End in November.
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India exhumes 'mutiny rebel' remains

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 9:03
related countries: India India

Archaeologists in India are examining claims that remains of people dug up from a disused well in the northern state of Punjab belong to soldiers who rebelled against the British in 1857.
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Ex-al-Qaeda man warns over Syria

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 8:59
related countries: Syria Syria

An ex-member of al-Qaeda says the UK government must be clear about why it has not intervened in Syria, or risk more Muslims being radicalised.
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McIlroy loses in Florida play-off

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 7:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy lost in a four-way play-off at the Honda Classic in Florida to American Russell Henley.
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UK and US in agreement over Ukraine

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 7:34
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

David Cameron and Barack Obama agree that Russia must face "significant costs" if it does not change course over the Ukraine crisis.
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Manchester City 3-1 Sunderland

Sunday, March 2nd 2014, 21:39
related places: Sunderland, Wembley

Manuel Pellegrini wins his first trophy in England as Manchester City saw off Sunderland in the Capital One Cup final at Wembley.
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Third time lucky for Pharrell's Happy

Sunday, March 2nd 2014, 19:04

Pharrell Williams reaches the top of the UK singles chart for the third time with Happy, putting him in a select group of artists to achieve this feat.
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French director Alain Resnais dies

Sunday, March 2nd 2014, 16:47
related countries: France France

French director Alain Resnais, whose films spanned French New Wave, surrealism, and British playwrights, has died at the age 91.
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Campbell in England captain race claim

Sunday, March 2nd 2014, 13:37

Former England defender Sol Campbell makes an allegation that he was denied the national captaincy on racial grounds.
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Doctors aim to grow ears from fat

Sunday, March 2nd 2014, 0:17
related places: London

Doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London are aiming to reconstruct people's faces with stem cells taken from their fat.
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Labour approves membership reforms

Saturday, March 1st 2014, 19:13
related places: London

Historic changes to the Labour Party's links with the unions are approved at a special conference of members by an overwhelming majority.
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Bell added to England T20 squad

Saturday, March 1st 2014, 14:33

Ian Bell is added to the England Twenty20 squad in the West Indies as cover for Eoin Morgan and Alex Hales.
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Murray loses in Mexican Open semis

Saturday, March 1st 2014, 9:36
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, Mexico Mexico

Britain's Andy Murray is beaten in three sets by Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in a thrilling semi-final at the Mexican Open.
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Jay-Z joins Beyonce show in London

Saturday, March 1st 2014, 1:07
related places: London

Pop star Beyonce is joined on stage by rapper husband Jay-Z as she brings her Mrs Carter world tour to London for the second time.
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Broad blames bowlers for ODI defeat

Friday, February 28th 2014, 23:23
related countries: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda

Captain Stuart Broad says England's bowling in the latter stages of the West Indies innings cost them victory in Antigua.
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Lumb hits ton but England lose ODI

Friday, February 28th 2014, 22:39

Michael Lumb scores a ton on his one-day international debut but England lose their opening game against West Indies.
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Half a million in negative equity

Friday, February 28th 2014, 22:14

New figures show nearly half a million UK households are still in negative equity - meaning their homes are worth less than their mortgages.
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West Indies legends knighted at ODI

Friday, February 28th 2014, 19:10

West Indies legends Richie Richardson, Curtly Ambrose and Andy Roberts are knighted during an ODI with England.
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Sneak Godzilla footage shown in UK

Friday, February 28th 2014, 17:42

British director Gareth Edwards unveils the first footage from summer blockbuster Godzilla at a screening in London.
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Vikings show to be screened in cinemas

Friday, February 28th 2014, 14:04

A live show giving a guided tour of the British Museum's major Vikings exhibition is to be screened in cinemas, it is announced.
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Northern Lights illuminate the UK

Friday, February 28th 2014, 13:28

The Aurora Borealis, better known as the Northern Lights, gives spectacular displays over parts of the UK, lighting up skies from the north of Scotland to Jersey.
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BA owner flies back into profit

Friday, February 28th 2014, 11:43
related countries: Spain Spain

British Airways owner IAG bounced back into profit in 2013, fuelled by BA and Spanish budget airline Vueling.
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Pietersen exit improves morale - Prior

Friday, February 28th 2014, 11:06

Wicketkeeper Matt Prior says the England dressing room will be a better place without Kevin Pietersen.
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VIDEO: Nigeria marks its 100th birthday

Friday, February 28th 2014, 9:34

Nigeria is marking 100 years since two British territories were merged to form the country.
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Crackdown on fake shares fraudsters

Friday, February 28th 2014, 6:00
related places: More

More than 100 people are arrested in the biggest ever crackdown on fake share deals - so-called "boiler room" fraud - led by City of London Police.
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MI5 spy 'controlled UK Nazi group'

Friday, February 28th 2014, 3:26

An MI5 agent who pretended to have links to the Gestapo secretly controlled a vast network of Nazi sympathisers, newly-released files reveal.
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VIDEO: Protests for caged al-Jazeera staff

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 23:59
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: London

Protests have been held in London and around the world in support of journalists from the al-Jazeera network who have been detained in Egypt since December.
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Hodgson prepared to omit big names

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 23:50

Roy Hodgson admits it will be hard to select his World Cup squad but he is prepared to omit experienced players.
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Hewitt 'sorry' over paedophile group

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 23:27

Former Labour Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt apologises for having "got it wrong" in the 1970s over a civil liberties group's links to a pro-paedophile group.
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England call-up unbelievable - Shaw

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 23:01
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Shaw

Southampton's teenage left-back Luke Shaw describes his England call-up against Denmark as "unbelievable".
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Standard Life quit plan sparks row

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 22:44

Standard Life's announcement that it may move operations outside Scotland in the event of independence sparks a political row.
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VIDEO: 'Queen of Europe' Merkel visits UK

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 20:02
related countries: Germany Germany

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has said the rest of Europe is not prepared to pay almost any price to keep Britain in the EU.
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Follow Root's example, says Broad

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 19:53

Stuart Broad calls on his England players to follow Joe Root's example in the limited-overs series against West Indies.
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Thousands in Sir Tom Finney tribute

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 18:29

Thousands of mourners, including Sir Bobby Charlton, attend the civic funeral of Sir Tom Finney at Preston Minster.
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Briton faces new US hacking charges

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 18:17
related countries: United States United States

A British man is charged with hacking into US Federal Reserve computer servers and stealing the personal information of users - adding to previous charges.
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Robinson welcomes suspects inquiry

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 18:14

First Minister Peter Robinson welcomes the inquiry set up by Prime Minister David Cameron to look into NI's secret letters row.
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Merkel: EU reform no 'piece of cake'

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 17:12

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she can work with the UK to reform the EU but it will not be "a piece of cake".
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England call for Southampton's Shaw

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 16:36
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Shaw, Southampton

Southampton left-back Luke Shaw, 18, receives his first call-up to the England squad, for the friendly against Denmark.
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UK spies 'intercepted webcam images'

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 15:27

British spy agency GCHQ intercepted webcam images from millions of Yahoo users around the world, according to a report in the Guardian.
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RBS shares tumble after £8.2bn loss

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 15:01

The Royal Bank of Scotland, part-owned by the UK government, has posted a loss for the sixth successive year, causing its share price to fall.
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Big increase in net migration to UK

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 14:44

Net UK migration rose by 58,000 to 212,000 in the year to September 2013 - dealing a blow to Tory hopes of cutting it to 100,000 by next year.
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Three-person baby details announced

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 11:03

How the creation of babies using sperm and eggs from three people will be regulated in the UK has been announced.
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Injured Jagielka out of England game

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 10:18
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Everton

Everton defender Phil Jagielka is ruled out of England's friendly against Denmark because of injury.
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Murray reaches Mexican Open quarters

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 7:22
related countries: Mexico Mexico, Portugal Portugal
related places: Acapulco

Britain's Andy Murray beats Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-3 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals of the Mexican Open in Acapulco.
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Merkel wary over EU ties on UK trip

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 2:06
related places: London

Merkel heads to London amid uncertainty over EU ties
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Robinson quit threat over bomb case

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 18:57

Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson threatens to resign unless there is a judicial inquiry into secret letters given to more than 180 Irish republican paramilitary suspects.
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Injured Robson out of Indian Wells

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 18:24
related countries: India India

British number one Laura Robson rules herself out of the BNP Paribas Open as she recovers from a wrist injury.
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'Hungry' Trott set for April return

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 15:52

Jonathan Trott will make his comeback for Warwickshire at the start of April and is determined to regain his England place.
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Business investment helps UK growth

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 12:04

Official figures confirm that the UK economy grew by 0.7% in the final three months of 2013, helped by rising business investment.
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UK plans tougher non-EU bank rules

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 10:12

The Bank of England is proposing tougher rules for non-EU banks to prevent a repeat of the financial crisis and to protect savers.
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