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Ebola nurse 'in serious condition'

Friday, October 9th 2015, 16:18
related places: London

A Scottish nurse who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone last year is in a "serious condition" after being readmitted to an isolation unit in London.
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RFU denies approach for Mallett

Friday, October 9th 2015, 14:26
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The Rugby Football Union denies former South Africa coach Nick Mallett's claims it sounded him out for the England job.
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Standard Chartered 'to cut 1,000 jobs'

Friday, October 9th 2015, 13:03
related places: London

Standard Chartered bank, the London-based lender that makes most of its profit in Asia, could cut up to 1,000 senior jobs, according to a memo sent to staff.
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NHS deficits hit 'massive' £930m

Friday, October 9th 2015, 11:50

NHS trusts in England have racked up a £930m deficit in the first three months of the financial year - that is more than the entire overspend last year.
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'Unifying' EU exit group launched

Friday, October 9th 2015, 11:49

A new cross-party campaign aimed at taking the UK out of the European Union is launched, the second such group ahead of the EU referendum.
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Construction output drops in August

Friday, October 9th 2015, 10:32

UK construction output fell sharply in August but the UK's trade deficit narrowed, official figures show.
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Central banks 'need to be courageous'

Friday, October 9th 2015, 7:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: Central

Central banks in the UK and the US "need to be courageous" and raise rates, says former Bank of England policymaker Andrew Sentance.
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Moeen and Hales fail for England

Friday, October 9th 2015, 7:08
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Hales

Moeen Ali and Alex Hales both falter in the top order of England's final warm-up match before the first Test against Pakistan.
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'Euro success shows NI's potential'

Friday, October 9th 2015, 6:50

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill says qualifying for Euro 2016 shows his team's potential to achieve even more.
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EastEnders casts transgender actor

Friday, October 9th 2015, 4:28

For the first time in UK soap history EastEnders is casting transgender actor, Riley Carter Millington, to play a transgender role.
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Cases dropped over ill-health or age

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 23:14
related places: More

More than 2,000 suspected criminals avoided prosecution in England and Wales last year because of their ill-health or age, figures show.
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Strachan's focus on team, not future

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 22:53

Gordon Strachan insists it would be "wrong" to discuss his own future after his Scotland side's Euro 2016 hopes ended.
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Hodgson favours Kane as striker

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 22:16
related countries: Estonia Estonia
related places: Wembley

England boss Roy Hodgson says he prefers Harry Kane to Theo Walcott as the team's lead striker.
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Northern Ireland 3-1 Greece

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 20:38
related countries: Greece Greece

Northern Ireland qualify for their first major championships since 1986 by beating Greece 3-1 at Windsor Park.
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Virgin tops rail complaints list

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 12:25

Virgin Trains West Coast is named as the rail operator with the highest rate of complaints in Britain for the 11th quarter in a row.
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Australia's Folau fit to face Wales

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 12:02
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's Israel Folau passes a fitness test to face Wales in Saturday's World Cup Pool A decider but Rob Horne is out.
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Bank votes 8-1 to hold UK rates

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 12:00

The Bank of England votes 8-1 to hold UK interest rates at the record low of 0.5%.
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UK to send troops to Baltic region

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 11:14

About 100 British military personnel will be sent to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, the Ministry of Defence confirms.
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North starts at centre for Wales

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 10:03
related countries: Australia Australia

George North is at centre for Wales as Justin Tipuric, Samson Lee, Paul James, Luke Charteris and Gareth Anscombe start against Australia in the World Cup on Saturday.
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Trump in Supreme Court over wind farm

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 9:56

Donald Trump's challenge to a planned offshore wind farm goes to the UK's Supreme Court.
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Keira Knightley misses Broadway show

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 8:48
related places: Broadway

British actress Keira Knightley is forced to cancel a performance of her Broadway show Therese Raquin due to a "minor injury".
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Great British Bake Off winner crowned

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 8:41

A record 13.4 million people tuned in to find out who would lift The Great British Bake Off trophy, during a tasty finale.
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Fight to preserve Hong Kong's colonial post boxes

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 7:52
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Saving Hong Kong's colonial-era postboxes
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Lidl reverses NI living wage decision

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 7:04

The supermarket chain Lidl will now include Northern Ireland staff in the pay rise it has awarded to workers in the rest of the UK.
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Protesters target Suffragette premiere

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 17:33
related places: London

Protesters at the London premiere of the Suffragette film are angry at "cuts to domestic violence services".
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Former NZ cricketer in perjury trial

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 17:06
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: London

Former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns stands trial in London accused of perjury during a 2012 Twitter libel case.
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Cameron vows 'assault on poverty'

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 16:50

David Cameron will make boosting social mobility a top priority, he tells Conservative delegates - and accuses Jeremy Corbyn of having a "Britain-hating ideology".
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Fix Libor for a curry, court told

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 15:06
related places: London

A convicted currency trader offered six London brokers take-away curries in exchange for helping him fix multi-million pound yen currency trades, a court has heard.
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Cipriani and Catt argument confirmed

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 11:31

England coach Mike Catt and fly-half Danny Cipriani had a training-ground incident before the World Cup.
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Avoid lengthy England inquest - Ford

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 11:27
related places: Ford

The inquest into England's World Cup failure does not need to drag on months, former assistant national coach Mike Ford says.
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Pound boosted by industry revival

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 10:59

Official figures showing a pick-up in UK manufacturing boost the pound to its highest level in two weeks against the dollar.
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Police criticise Panorama broadcast

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 10:31

The BBC's decision to broadcast a Panorama programme on child sexual abuse could affect inquiries, police say.
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Indian police sent 'wrong body' to UK

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 8:39
related countries: India India

The daughter of a British businessman believed murdered in India says the body sent to the UK is not her father's.
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Women in focus at London Film Festival

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 2:39

Final preparations are under way for the gala opening of the London Film Festival which has been declared "the year of the strong woman".
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UK ending aid to India: Where does the money go?

Wednesday, October 7th 2015, 0:13
related countries: India India

Is Britain right to stop giving aid to India?
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VIDEO: Blair: Curtail Russian clout in Syria

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 22:17
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Former British PM Tony Blair tells the BBC that the West must counter Russia's attempts at gaining leverage in Syria, to bring about a desirable outcome to the crisis
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Goodyear to definitely shut factory

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 19:20
related places: Wolverhampton

Tyre company Goodyear will definitely close its only UK manufacturing plant in Wolverhampton.
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Injured Stones to miss England games

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 18:45
related countries: Estonia Estonia, Lithuania Lithuania

John Stones will miss England's final two Euro 2016 qualifiers against Estonia and Lithuania with a knee injury.
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Burgess left out of England squad

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 15:38
related countries: Uruguay Uruguay

Sam Burgess is left out of England's 23 for their final World Cup match against Uruguay, while Henry Slade starts in midfield.
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May pledges asylum rules reform

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 15:02

Home Secretary Theresa May unveils a reform of the UK's asylum rules in an uncompromising speech to the Conservative conference.
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Shakespeare cycle to run at Barbican

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 13:50
related places: London

David Tennant is to reprise his award-winning Shakespearean role as Richard II as part of a Cycle of Kings season at London's Barbican theatre in 2016.
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EU lawyer backs UK on migrant benefits

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 13:21

A top EU legal adviser backs the UK government in a court battle with the European Commission over the UK's right to reside test for EU migrants.
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UK prisoners 'could challenge vote ban'

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 13:09
related countries: France France

UK prisoners could challenge the blanket ban on them voting in European elections after a European Court of Justice ruling on a case in France.
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Settled squad for Scotland's women

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 13:08
related countries: Belarus Belarus, Macedonia Macedonia

Defender Chloe Arthur is the only change in Scotland's squad for the Euro 2017 qualifiers against Belarus and Macedonia.
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VIDEO: Emily Blunt: Hollywood can be pretty brutal

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 8:48

It has been almost 10 years since Emily Blunt's breakout role as the sharp-tongued assistant in The Devil Wears Prada. But the British actress's latest role could not be more different.
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Parents of truants to have benefits cut

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 6:56

Parents in England who refuse to pay fines after their children play truant will have their child benefit docked, David Cameron warns.
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Farrell defiant on England selection

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 6:30

England backs coach Andy Farrell denies wielding undue influence over the team's tactics and line-ups at the World Cup.
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UK end-of-life care 'best in world'

Tuesday, October 6th 2015, 4:02

End-of-life care in the UK has been ranked as the best in the world with a study praising the quality and availability of services.
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Councils 'to keep all business rates'

Monday, October 5th 2015, 21:28

Chancellor George Osborne says local councils across England will be able to keep all proceeds from business rates.
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Mixed first day for England hopefuls

Monday, October 5th 2015, 17:08
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Jonny Bairstow hits an unbeaten 66 but Moeen Ali fails in the opening spot for England on day one against Pakistan A.
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GCHQ 'can take control of smartphones'

Monday, October 5th 2015, 15:59
related countries: United States United States

Smartphone users can do "very little" to stop security services getting "total control" over their devices, US whistleblower Edward Snowden tells the BBC in his first British TV interview.
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Court case questions Uber's future

Monday, October 5th 2015, 13:13
related places: London

The future of app-based taxi service Uber in London is being decided in a High Court case.
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UK driver among Malta crash injured

Monday, October 5th 2015, 11:31
related countries: Malta Malta

A British businessman was among more than 20 people hurt when his Porsche sports car ploughed into spectators at a Maltese car show.
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UK services growth slows further

Monday, October 5th 2015, 11:02

Growth in the UK service sector slows further in September to its lowest rate in nearly two and a half years, a survey indicates.
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Hooper cited for alleged foul play

Monday, October 5th 2015, 10:12
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia flanker Michael Hooper is cited for an alleged act of foul play during Saturday's 33-13 victory over England.
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Businesses consider UK's EU question

Sunday, October 4th 2015, 23:01
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

A topic of debate at this week's Conservative Party conference will be the UK's relationship with Brussels ahead of a referendum due in 2017.
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Shoppers in England face 5p bag charge

Sunday, October 4th 2015, 23:01

Many shoppers in England will have to pay 5p for plastic carrier bags from Monday, as the new charge becomes law for supermarkets and large shops.
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Gatland free from 'group of hell'

Sunday, October 4th 2015, 20:06

Warren Gatland always believed Wales would make the World Cup quarter-finals, but says having a pool "of hell was ridiculous".
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Brian Friel's funeral takes place

Sunday, October 4th 2015, 18:34

The funeral of the Northern Ireland-born playwright Brian Friel takes place in County Donegal.
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Jets beat Dolphins at packed Wembley

Sunday, October 4th 2015, 17:10
related places: London, Wembley

New York Jets beat Miami Dolphins 27-14 in front of a full house at Wembley in the first of three NFL matches in London in 2015.
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No 'hasty reaction' to England exit

Sunday, October 4th 2015, 10:30

England's World Cup elimination will be dealt with "in the fullness of time", says RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie.
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England let country down - Robshaw

Saturday, October 3rd 2015, 22:38
related countries: Australia Australia

Captain Chris Robshaw says England "let the nation down" as a 33-13 loss to Australia sees the World Cup hosts go out at the pool stage.
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South Africa 34-16 Scotland

Saturday, October 3rd 2015, 17:43

South Africa take over from Scotland at the top of Pool B following a powerful display at St James' Park.
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Government calls for Blatter to quit

Saturday, October 3rd 2015, 16:08

The UK government adds its voice to demands from sponsors for Fifa president Sepp Blatter to resign with immediate effect.
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Taylor 'ready for England Test spot'

Saturday, October 3rd 2015, 14:50
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

England's James Taylor says he is better equipped to return to Test cricket against Pakistan after a three-year absence.
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PM condemns Russia's Syria strikes

Saturday, October 3rd 2015, 12:54
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Russia's military intervention in Syria is helping to support the "butcher" President Bashar al-Assad, Prime Minister David Cameron says.
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UK policy in Syria 'wishful thinking'

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 21:17
related countries: Syria Syria

The UK's policy in Syria has been hampered by "wishful thinking", the UK's former senior military adviser in the Middle East tells BBC Newsnight.
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New York Jets ship toilet rolls to UK

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 19:45
related places: London, Wembley

The New York Jets ship 350 toilet rolls to London ahead of their Wembley clash with the Miami Dolphins because an intern said British toilet paper was "very thin" and the plumbing was inferior.
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Boy sentenced to life over Anzac plot

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 18:38
related countries: Australia Australia

A 15-year-old British boy who plotted to behead police officers at an Anzac Day parade in Australia is sentenced to life, and must serve at least five years in custody.
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SSI steel firm goes into liquidation

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 18:10
related places: Redcar

SSI UK, owners of the mothballed Redcar steelworks where 1,700 jobs are at stake, goes into liquidation
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Sam Smith's Bond hits number one

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 16:52
related places: Wall

Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith becomes the first James Bond theme to reach number one in the UK, knocking Justin Bieber off the top spot.
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Games athlete 'fears homelessness'

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 15:59
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

A Sierra Leonean athlete refused the right to stay in the UK tells the BBC he fears he will end up homeless if he returns to the African country.
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Scotland not second string - Visser

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 13:48
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Winger Tim Visser is only thinking about beating South Africa and rejects the notion that Scotland are a weakened side.
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'England need Australia masterplan'

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 12:57
related countries: Australia Australia

England need to be streetwise to counter Australia and keep their World Cup hopes alive, says ex-England star Jeremy Guscott.
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Tories pick Goldsmith for London mayor

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 10:14
related places: London

Zac Goldsmith will contest the 2016 London mayoral election for the Conservatives, it is announced.
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GPs being paid to cut patient referrals

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 8:58

Some doctors in England are being offered thousands of pounds in bonuses to cut the number of patients being sent to hospital, an investigation finds.
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Uber: Cab plan against public interest

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 8:39
related places: London

Uber says that Transport for London's proposals to regulate the minicab business are 'against the public interest'.
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Gatland torn by England v Australia

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 6:22
related countries: Australia Australia, New Zealand New Zealand

If Australia beat England Wales are in the World Cup last eight but their New Zealand-born coach Warren Gatland is staying neutral.
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Hunt for Nefertiti in Tutankhamun tomb

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 1:05
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Radar equipment will test a British archaeologist's theory that the Egyptian pharaoh queen Nefertiti could be buried in King Tutankhamun's tomb.
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VW takes 4,000 cars off the UK market

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 0:57

Volkswagen is suspending the sale of 4,000 vehicles in the UK as a result of the emissions scandal.
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Sierra Leone athlete cannot stay in UK

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 23:06
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
related places: Glasgow

A Sierra Leonean sprinter who went missing after competing at Glasgow's Commonwealth Games and later applied to stay in the UK is told his application has been refused.
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Sherwood 'blocked Grealish invite'

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 19:52

Roy Hodgson says he wanted to invite Jack Grealish to train with England, but was blocked by Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood.
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Wales 23-13 Fiji

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 17:48
related countries: Fiji Fiji

Wales' 23-13 win over Fiji helps the home side take a huge stride towards the Rugby World Cup 2015 quarter-finals.
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'No' EU campaign attacks rival group

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 16:17

A group formed to push for a UK exit from the EU tells a rival Eurosceptic campaign to "shut up" and brands its leader a "has been".
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Sturridge not named in England squad

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 13:20
related countries: Estonia Estonia, Lithuania Lithuania
related places: Liverpool

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is left out of the England squad for the Euro 2016 qualifiers against Estonia and Lithuania.
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UK women found dead off Spanish coast

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 12:44
related countries: Spain Spain

The bodies of two British women who went missing off the Costa Brava are found by search and rescue teams in Spain.
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Centre Joseph earns England recall

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 11:23
related countries: Australia Australia

Jonathan Joseph starts in place of Sam Burgess as England make three changes for the World Cup game against Australia.
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Bake Off semi-final draws 10 million

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 11:17

The Great British Bake Off semi-final records its highest ratings of the series so far, with an average of 10 million people tuning in to watch four become three.
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Wales ranked one place behind Brazil

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 9:57
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Wales are one place behind Brazil - and remain above England - after reaching eighth in the Fifa world football rankings.
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Car smoking ban comes into force

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 9:49

A law banning smoking in vehicles where children are present comes into force in England and Wales, but police say they will be taking a non-confrontational approach.
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Button staying at McLaren for 2016

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 9:10

McLaren announce that Britain's 2009 world champion Jenson Button will continue to drive for them in 2016.
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Film director John Guillermin dies

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 8:31

British director John Guillermin, whose films included The Towering Inferno and Death on the Nile, dies aged 89.
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Australia change 14 for England game

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 7:46
related countries: Australia Australia, Uruguay Uruguay

Australia make 14 changes to the team that beat Uruguay for Saturday's crucial World Cup match against England.
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UK 'stands out' in university rankings

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 22:26

The UK has 34 universities in the Times Higher Education ranking of the world's top 200 institutions, with Oxford climbing to second best globally.
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Corbyn row over anti-nuclear stance

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 20:12

Jeremy Corbyn faces criticism from senior colleagues after saying he would not fire nuclear weapons if he was prime minister.
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VIDEO: How to build a Boeing Dreamliner jet

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 19:26

To coincide with the delivery of the latest Boeing Dreamliner jet to British Airways, the plane maker releases a time-lapse film of how it was built.
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Konta stuns world number two Halep

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 19:15

Britain's Johanna Konta fights back to beat world number two Simona Halep 6-3 3-6 7-5 and reach the Wuhan Open quarter-finals.
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PM rules out slavery compensation

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 18:46

Prime Minister David Cameron rules out making reparations for Britain's role in the historic slave trade and urges Caribbean countries to "move on".
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Du Preez to captain South Africa

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 17:22
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Newcastle

Fourie du Preez will captain South Africa in their World Cup Pool B game with Scotland in Newcastle on Saturday.
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1.2m UK vehicles affected in VW scandal

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 14:06

Volkswagen says 1.2m UK diesel vehicles, including VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda brands, involved in emissions scandal.
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