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Rahane leads India fightback at Lord's

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 17:55
related countries: India India

Ajinkya Rahane hits a century as England fail to capitalise on helpful conditions on the first day of the second Test at Lord's.
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Tiernan-Locke banned for two years

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 16:52

Britain's Jonathan Tiernan-Locke receives a two-year ban and is sacked by Team Sky for an anti-doping violation.
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UK temperature rises to 2014 high

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 15:11

The UK has seen its hottest day of the year so far, the Met Office says, with temperatures set to climb even higher on Friday.
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Recorded sexual offences 'up 20%'

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 14:24

Figures indicate 20% increase in sexual offences in England and Wales - a rise partly attributed to the Jimmy Savile scandal - while overall crime remains static.
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England down to 20th in Fifa rankings

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 11:22

England fall to 20th in the latest Fifa world rankings, their lowest position since May 1996, with Scotland in 27th.
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Mothercare must modernise says boss

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 9:38

Shares in mother and baby retailer Mothercare fall nearly 9% after its new boss said the UK business needs to modernise.
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British cyber-jihadist jailed in US

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 22:23
related countries: United States United States

UK computer expert Babar Ahmad, who admitted providing material to support the Taliban, is sentenced in a US court to 12-and-a-half years in prison.
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VIDEO: British cyber-jihadist jailed in US

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 19:49
related countries: United States United States

A British cyber-jihadist has been sentenced in a US court to 12-and-a-half years' imprisonment after admitting terrorism offences.
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Cook questions India as Jadeja charged

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 17:24

Alastair Cook says India's claim James Anderson abused and pushed Ravindra Jadeja, who has also been charged, is "a tactic".
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Large decrease in number of births

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 15:43

The number of births in England and Wales has fallen by the largest annual amount in nearly 40 years, the Office for National Statistics says.
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In-form Rose dreaming of Open glory

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 14:55

Justin Rose says he has won the Open "thousands of times" in his mind as he bids to end England's 22-year wait for a champion.
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UK unemployment falls to 2.12m

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 10:02

UK unemployment fell by 121,000 to 2.12 million in the three months to May, official figures show.
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Failing care homes face new measures

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 8:02

A system of special measures designed to improve failing hospitals in England is to be extended to care homes, the government is expected to announce.
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Imperial War Museum London to reopen

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 6:35
related places: London

A behind-the-scenes look of the London museum is provided after its £40m makeover to mark the centenary of World War One.
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Anderson faces ICC misconduct charge

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 21:49
related countries: India India

England's James Anderson is charged with misconduct by the ICC after an incident in the first Test against India.
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Pentagon says no F-35 at Farnborough

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 20:27
related places: Farnborough

The Pentagon says the F-35 combat jet - due to be used on the UK's new aircraft carriers - will not go to the Farnborough Airshow because of continuing inspections.
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Cameron chooses Tory peer for EU job

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 18:43

David Cameron nominates Lord Hill, the leader of the House of Lords, to be the UK's next European Commissioner.
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Juncker elected to top EU job

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 13:23

MEPs elect Jean-Claude Juncker - a veteran champion of EU integration - as head of the European Commission despite UK opposition.
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Dot Scot: New web domain name starts

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 12:49

A new internet domain for Scotland is launched, allowing people to choose a .scot web or email address for the first time.
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Transformers tops UK box office

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 12:29

Transformers: Age of Extinction leads the UK box office with £11.7m in its week of release, knocking Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie off the top spot.
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Dasaolu gets last GB 100m Euros spot

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 12:16

James Dasaolu is awarded the final 100m place in the British team for the European Championships in Zurich next month.
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Inflation in sharp rise to 1.9%

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 10:47

UK consumer price inflation rose to 1.9% in June from 1.5% in May, driven by price rises in women's clothing and air fares, official figures show.
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Welby welcomes women bishops vote

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 3:39
related places: Canterbury

The Archbishop of Canterbury welcomes the Church of England's historic vote to allow women to become bishops, but accepts some will be "struggling" with it.
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NHS gets safe nurse staffing rules

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 1:27

Hospitals in England are being given strict guidelines on safe staffing levels for nurses - but they stop short of giving absolute minimums.
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I fear for Kerrigan - Vaughan

Monday, July 14th 2014, 22:31

Lancashire spinner Simon Kerrigan is not ready to return to the England side after his nightmare Ashes debut, says Michael Vaughan.
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Fifa partner surrenders in Brazil

Monday, July 14th 2014, 20:13
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Brazil Brazil

Ray Whelan, the British boss of a World Cup hospitality firm, surrenders to a Brazilian judge amid a probe into alleged illegal ticket sales.
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Ethiopian man takes UK to court

Monday, July 14th 2014, 18:31
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

A legal battle is launched by an Ethiopian citizen who claims the UK has helped to fund a "brutal" resettlement programme in his country.
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Church of England backs women bishops

Monday, July 14th 2014, 18:08

The General Synod of the Church of England votes to allow women to become bishops after years of debate and controversy.
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Church to decide on women bishops

Monday, July 14th 2014, 15:12

The Church of England has a second opportunity to approve the introduction of women bishops in a crucial vote of its ruling General Synod later.
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VIDEO: Church holding women bishops vote

Monday, July 14th 2014, 12:53

Members of the Church of England's ruling body, the General Synod, are preparing for a vote on whether to create female bishops.
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World Cup final draws 20.6m viewers

Monday, July 14th 2014, 11:48
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Germany Germany
related places: More

More than 20 million UK viewers tune in to see Germany beat Argentina in the World Cup final on Sunday.
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Row over sale of Hirst spot painting

Monday, July 14th 2014, 11:21
related places: Hirst, London

Artist Damien Hirst refuses to allow one of his early works, painted directly on to wallpaper in a house in London, to be sold.
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Court hearing GCHQ surveillance case

Monday, July 14th 2014, 10:48

A tribunal is hearing a legal challenge by civil liberty groups against the alleged use of mass surveillance programmes by UK intelligence services.
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China charges GSK-hired investigator

Monday, July 14th 2014, 10:15
related countries: China China

Chinese prosecutors have formally filed charges against a British man and his wife linked to the GlaxoSmithKline bribery claims, state media say.
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New combat jet fails to take to sky

Monday, July 14th 2014, 8:58

The F-35 combat jet due to be used on the UK's new aircraft carriers will not make its UK debut on the first day of the Farnborough Airshow.
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UK drug firm recommends US takeover

Monday, July 14th 2014, 7:11
related countries: United States United States

British drug firm Shire recommends a takeover offer from US rival AbbVie after its most recent £30bn ($51.3bn) offer.
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UK broadband 'not fit for purpose'

Sunday, July 13th 2014, 23:01

The Federation of Small Businesses criticises the government's "unambitious" broadband targets and calls for a rethink.
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Warburton could be left without a team

Sunday, July 13th 2014, 19:13

Wales' regions confirm they have a "legally-binding agreement" preventing WRU-contracted Sam Warburton playing for them.
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Will.i.am scores 10th chart topper

Sunday, July 13th 2014, 18:19

Rapper Will.i.am scores his 10th UK number one single, as It's My Birthday tops the official chart.
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England and India draw first Test

Sunday, July 13th 2014, 16:23
related countries: India India

India overcome an early wobble to bat out the final day and draw the first Test against England at Trent Bridge.
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Archbishop hopeful of women bishops

Sunday, July 13th 2014, 15:31

The Archbishop of Canterbury says he is "hopeful" the Church of England's ruling General Synod will allow women to become bishops when it votes on the issue on Monday.
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UK to remove takeover 'wiggle room'

Sunday, July 13th 2014, 13:50

Business Secretary Vince Cable says he will tighten the rules to deal with foreign takeovers of UK firms.
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Church 'braced' for sex abuse claims

Sunday, July 13th 2014, 12:46
related places: Canterbury

The Church of England is braced for an historical abuse inquiry to uncover new allegations against it, the Archbishop of Canterbury says.
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Sky still British focused - Brailsford

Sunday, July 13th 2014, 11:11
related places: Brailsford

Dave Brailsford says Team Sky are "a British team with a British heart" and defends the decision not to pick Sir Bradley Wiggins.
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NI police praise Twelfth 'attitude'

Sunday, July 13th 2014, 1:03
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Northern Ireland Chief Constable George Hamilton praises the "responsible attitude" of those involved in the 12 July parades.
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Scotland could host UK spaceport

Saturday, July 12th 2014, 23:04

The UK government wants to establish a spaceport by 2018, with six of the eight potential locations sited in Scotland.
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England rally raises victory hopes

Saturday, July 12th 2014, 17:50
related countries: India India

A record last-wicket stand and late wickets give England an outside chance of victory over India in the first Test.
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Pizza Express sold to Chinese firm

Saturday, July 12th 2014, 16:33
related countries: China China

British restaurant chain Pizza Express is sold to a Chinese private equity firm for around £900m.
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Church urges assisted dying inquiry

Saturday, July 12th 2014, 16:05
related places: Canterbury

The Church of England seeks an inquiry into assisted dying as an ex-Archbishop of Canterbury backs a bill that would allow terminally ill people get help to end their lives.
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Anderson & Root set Test record stand

Saturday, July 12th 2014, 12:50

England's James Anderson and Joe Root put on 198, the highest last-wicket stand in Test history, against India at Trent Bridge.
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Lord Carey backs assisted dying

Saturday, July 12th 2014, 11:36

The former Archbishop of Canterbury says he will back a bid to make it legal for terminally ill people in England and Wales to get help to end their lives.
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McIlroy struggles at the Scottish Open

Saturday, July 12th 2014, 7:42

Rory McIlroy follows his course-record 64 with a 78 to fall back to level par after two rounds at Royal Aberdeen.
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Reid sets world record in Glasgow

Friday, July 11th 2014, 17:53
related places: Glasgow

British Paralympic silver medallist Stef Reid sets a new F44 long jump record at the Diamond League meeting in Glasgow.
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England collapse hands India control

Friday, July 11th 2014, 17:49
related countries: India India

England suffer another batting collapse as India strengthen their grip on the first Test at Trent Bridge.
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Lohan 'will not miss London shows'

Friday, July 11th 2014, 17:41
related places: London, West End

Actress Lindsay Lohan tells the BBC she will not miss any shows when she makes her West End debut in David Mamet's Speed-The-Plow next month.
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Burberry investors reject boss's pay

Friday, July 11th 2014, 14:37
related places: London

Investors have delivered a blow to fashion house Burberry, by voting against the chief executive's pay package at the annual general meeting in London.
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Women bishops vote: the issues

Friday, July 11th 2014, 14:35

The Church of England is considering new proposals for legislation allowing women to become bishops. We look at the background and possible consequences.
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AUDIO: Two to tango: Who can dance together?

Friday, July 11th 2014, 10:01

Heather Devine and Bryan Allen discuss the British Dance Council's plans to introduce a rule that defines a dance partnership as "one man and one lady".
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More weight loss ops for diabetes

Friday, July 11th 2014, 8:06

An expansion of weight loss surgery in England is being proposed to tackle an epidemic of type 2 diabetes.
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UK taken to court over boat diesel

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 21:47

The European Commission is taking the UK to court in a long-running row over its policy of allowing leisure boats to use lower-taxed red diesel.
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Egyptian statue sells for £16m

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 19:43
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: London

A 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue is sold for nearly £16m at Christie's of London, amid calls from the country's ambassador for it to be handed back to Egypt.
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New combat jet's UK debut cancelled

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 19:36

The F-35 combat jet, due to be used on Britain's new aircraft carriers, will not appear at the Royal International Air Tattoo on Friday.
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Blake's Games apology to Scotland

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 19:20
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica
related places: Glasgow

Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake apologises to Scotland for snubbing the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later this month.
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Cook fails as India make England toil

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 17:47
related countries: India India

England captain Alastair Cook's batting struggles continue as India take control of the first Test at Trent Bridge.
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Public sector strikes held across UK

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 17:16

Hundreds of thousands of people have taken part in strikes across the UK as part of a co-ordinated day of action by public service unions.
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Strong British showing at Emmys

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 16:05

A host of British stars including Sherlock's Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch are nominated at this year's Primetime Emmy awards.
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Bank holds interest rates at 0.5%

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 11:11

The Bank of England holds UK interest rates at a record low of 0.5% for another month, and keeps its quantitative easing programme at £375bn.
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Warm weather lifts Primark sales

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 9:01

Revenues at the budget fashion retailer Primark have grown sharply thanks to new stores and warmer weather, owner Associated British Foods says.
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Botticelli drawing sells for £1.3m

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 8:01
related places: London

A rare Botticelli drawing - the last believed to remain in private hands - sells for a record £1.3m at a London auction.
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Burberry warns of exchange rate hit

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 7:31

Burberry, the UK luxury fashion brand, announces a strong rise in sales but warns that profits could be hit by unfavourable exchange rates.
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Call to review surgery waiting times

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 7:10

The new president of the Royal College of Surgeons says the 18-week waiting target for routine operations in England should be reviewed.
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Google Glass controlled by brainwave

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 23:00
related places: London

A London start-up hacks Google Glass so it can be controlled by a person's brainwaves.
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Vijay ton repels England in first Test

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 17:26
related countries: India India

Murali Vijay's unbeaten 122 helps India to 259-4 on the opening day of the first Test against England at Trent Bridge.
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Device check advice for any UK flight

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 15:46

All passengers flying into or out of the UK are advised to make sure electronic and electrical devices carried as hand luggage are charged before they travel.
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VIDEO: UK sold sarin ingredients to Syria

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 15:08
related countries: Syria Syria

UK companies were the sole supplier to Syria of three important ingredients in the production of deadly nerve agent sarin, BBC Newsnight learns.
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Film shows Chilton's lucky escape in crash

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 14:07
related places: Chilton

A remarkable film emerges showing how close Marussia's Max Chilton came to serious injury during a crash at the British Grand Prix.
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Roadshow Van Dyck fails to sell

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 8:06
related places: London

A painting revealed to be a Van Dyck portrait on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow fails to sell at auction in London.
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UK sold sarin ingredients to Syria

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 21:30
related countries: Syria Syria

UK companies were the sole supplier to Syria of three important ingredients in the production of deadly nerve agent sarin, BBC Newsnight learns.
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Froome gets all-clear after Tour crash

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 20:55
related countries: France France

Britain's defending Tour de France champion Chris Froome is given the all-clear after a crash during the fourth stage of the race.
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UK firms get £1bn India credit line

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 18:45
related countries: India India

The UK's export finance body is to provide a £1bn line of credit for investment in Indian infrastructure, UK Chancellor George Osborne says.
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Cook defiant over England captaincy

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 16:33
related countries: India India

Under-fire England captain Alastair Cook says he has no intention of stepping down, on the eve of the first Test against India.
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British pair admit terror charges

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 16:13
related countries: Syria Syria

Two British men who travelled to Syria to join rebel fighters plead guilty at Woolwich Crown Court to preparing to carry out terrorist acts.
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Mrs Brown retains UK cinema lead

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 14:42
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie remains the top film at the UK and Ireland box office for a second successive week.
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AbbVie increases offer for Shire

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 13:11
related countries: United States United States

US drugs giant AbbVie has raised its takeover offer for UK rival Shire to £30.1bn in its latest attempt to persuade the firm to agree to a deal.
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'Lax labour checks' risk to workers

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 11:28

Low-skilled workers from the UK and abroad are at risk of exploitation because labour regulations are being flouted or not properly enforced, a report warns.
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India series to define Cook - Vaughan

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 8:54
related countries: India India

Alastair Cook's England captaincy will be defined by the result of their Test series against India, says Michael Vaughan.
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UK doctor death not suicide - inmates

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 7:31
related countries: Syria Syria

A UK doctor who was found dead in prison in Syria did not not kill himself as Syrian officials claim, two of his former inmates say.
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'Major step' towards Alzheimer's test

Monday, July 7th 2014, 23:03

British scientists have made a "major step forwards" in developing a blood test for Alzheimer's disease.
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VIDEO: Syria UK doctor 'did not kill himself'

Monday, July 7th 2014, 21:46
related countries: Syria Syria

Two men, who were in prison with a British doctor in Syria, have spoken for the first time about his death and have cast doubt on the official Syrian explanation.
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Cavendish angry over crash claim

Monday, July 7th 2014, 20:49
related countries: France France

Britain's Mark Cavendish considers legal action after Tour de France rider Alexander Kristoff claims he "crashed on purpose".
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Broad criticises 'crazy' schedule

Monday, July 7th 2014, 17:55
related countries: India India

England bowler Stuart Broad admits he may not play all five Tests against India as he manages an ongoing knee problem.
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Tour will return to Britain - Prudhomme

Monday, July 7th 2014, 17:41
related countries: France France

Race director Christian Prudhomme is keen to bring the Tour de France back to Britain after a successful Grand Depart.
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Kittel wins Tour de France third stage

Monday, July 7th 2014, 16:18
related countries: France France, Germany Germany
related places: Cambridge, London

Germany's Marcel Kittel heads a late sprint to win the third stage of the Tour de France from Cambridge to London.
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Cats musical to feature rapping cat

Monday, July 7th 2014, 16:04
related places: London, West End

The hit musical Cats is set to include a rapping "street cat" when it returns to London's West End.
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Raikkonen rested for Silverstone test

Monday, July 7th 2014, 14:40
related places: Silverstone

Ferrari will rest Kimi Raikkonen from this week's test session at Silverstone after his 150mph British Grand Prix crash.
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Leader sorry for UK hostage killings

Monday, July 7th 2014, 14:12
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The leader of a Shia militant group that kidnapped five Britons in Iraq in 2007 and killed four says he is sorry, but blames the UK government for their deaths.
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Tour de France riders reach Essex

Monday, July 7th 2014, 12:51
related countries: France France
related places: Cambridge, London

The final English leg of the Tour de France is under way with nearly 200 cyclists competing along the 96-mile (155km) route from Cambridge to London.
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Anglo American to sell Lafarge stake

Monday, July 7th 2014, 7:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

London-listed mining firm Anglo American is selling its 50% stake in building materials group Lafarge Tarmac to cement maker Lafarge for £885m.
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Osborne and Hague start India visit

Monday, July 7th 2014, 1:25
related countries: India India

Britain's Chancellor George Osborne and Foreign Secretary William Hague begin a two-day trip to India looking to open up opportunities for UK firms.
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India v England: A historic series

Sunday, July 6th 2014, 23:37

Why India start as underdogs against England
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