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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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VIDEO: Womb transplants approved in UK

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 13:30

Doctors have been granted approval to carry out the UK's first 10 womb transplants.
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Womb transplants given UK go-ahead

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 10:00
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Doctors are granted approval to carry out the UK's first 10 womb transplants, following the success of the procedure in Sweden.
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UK to build £25m Jamaican prison

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 9:55
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

The UK is to spend £25m on building a new prison in Jamaica so that foreign criminals can be sent home to serve sentences in the Caribbean rather than in the UK.
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Man killed on Eurotunnel tracks

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 9:00
related countries: France France

A migrant has been killed on the Eurotunnel tracks trying to make it to the UK, French authorities and Eurotunnel confirm.
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VIDEO: The British nurses who survived Ebola

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 8:00

British aid workers who risked their lives to save victims of the Ebola virus have been honoured for their efforts.
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Public to help choose UK Eurovision song

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 0:38

The public will help choose the UK entry for next year's Eurovision Song Contest.
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'Angry England united by criticism'

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 23:08
related countries: Australia Australia

England will use criticism from Will Carling to create unity before their World Cup match with Australia, says Martin Corry.
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EU plan to tap funds across Europe

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 23:05

New plans that could help business tap investment across Europe are to be outlined by Britain's EU Commissioner on Wednesday.
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Corbyn: Britain 'can and must change'

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 20:00

Jeremy Corbyn says people do not have to accept inequality - and promises a "kinder politics" - in his Labour conference speech.
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Bank's Carney warns on climate change

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 19:18

The Bank of England governor Mark Carney warns the world must wake up to the risks posed by climate change.
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Protest at club rejecting 'dark and overweight' women

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 17:06
related places: London

A protest is being planned outside a London nightclub, after a group of women claim two of them were turned away because they were considered "too dark" and "overweight".
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Woman jailed for killing paedophile

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 16:03
related places: London

A woman is sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for killing a man charged with sexually assaulting young boys on an east London estate.
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VIDEO: Stem cell cure for blindness tested

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 15:07
related places: London

Surgeons in London have used human embryonic stem cells in a pioneering attempt to cure blindness.
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'World Cup needs longer breaks'

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 14:05

Wales coach Warren Gatland believes World Rugby needs to consider longer breaks between matches at future World Cups.
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Four UK jihadists hit with UN sanctions

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 13:50

The UN imposes sanctions on four high-profile British jihadists said to be fighting or recruiting for Islamic State militants in Syria.
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WW2 veterans given France's top honour

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 12:42
related countries: France France

Fifteen British veterans of World War Two are awarded France's highest honour for the role they played in the country's liberation from the Nazis.
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Hartwig Fischer to run British Museum

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 10:41
related countries: Germany Germany

German art historian Hartwig Fischer is to replace Neil MacGregor as director of the British Museum.
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Italian killed in Bangladesh 'by IS'

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 10:19
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, Italy Italy, United States United States

The US and UK urge their citizens in Bangladesh to be cautious after the killing of an Italian aid worker, claimed by the Islamic State group.
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Wales make three changes for Fiji

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 10:02
related countries: Fiji Fiji
related places: Cardiff

Matthew Morgan, Alex Cuthbert and Tyler Morgan come into the Wales side for Thursday's World Cup game against Fiji.
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Migrant killed in UK-bound lorry

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 9:08
related countries: France France, Iraq Iraq
related places: Calais

A 20-year-old Iraqi has been found dead in a UK-bound lorry in Calais port, French authorities say.
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VIDEO: Disabled in Calais: 'I can't make it alone'

Monday, September 28th 2015, 23:01
related countries: Syria Syria

Ali has travelled from Syria to the migrant camp in Calais, but is afraid his disabilities will make it impossible to get to the UK.
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VIDEO: Disabled in Calais: 'I can't make it alone'

Monday, September 28th 2015, 23:01
related countries: Syria Syria

Ali has travelled from Syria to the migrant camp in Calais, but is afraid his disabilities will make it impossible to get to the UK.
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Grealish decision a 'bitter pill'

Monday, September 28th 2015, 21:26
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Jack Grealish's decision to play for England is "disappointing", says ex-Republic of Ireland midfielder Kevin Kilbane.
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London pulls out of 2017 Tour start

Monday, September 28th 2015, 17:50
related countries: France France
related places: London

London turns down the chance to host the start of the 2017 Tour de France because of cost concerns, angering the race owners.
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McDonnell: Another world is possible

Monday, September 28th 2015, 16:15

Labour can transform the UK's economy by rejecting austerity but also "living within our means", Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell tells its conference.
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Injury-hit Wales add Hook & Anscombe

Monday, September 28th 2015, 15:05

Scott Williams and Hallam Amos are ruled out of the World Cup, so Wales add backs James Hook and Gareth Anscombe to their squad.
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Grealish picks England over Republic

Monday, September 28th 2015, 13:29
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish opts to play for England rather than the Republic of Ireland at senior level.
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1,700 jobs go as steel plant mothballed

Monday, September 28th 2015, 13:09

Iron and steel production at the SSI plant in the north-east of England is to be halted with the loss of 1,700 jobs.
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Wood not cited over Williams clash

Monday, September 28th 2015, 12:10

England flanker Tom Wood is warned but not cited over the incident which saw Wales' Liam Williams knocked unconscious.
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British troops for Somalia mission

Monday, September 28th 2015, 9:48
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Dozens of British troops are to be deployed to Somalia to help peacekeeping efforts to counter Islamist militants, David Cameron announces.
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McDonnell to push for 'Robin Hood tax'

Monday, September 28th 2015, 7:29
related places: Robin Hood

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell is to push for a "Robin Hood tax" on the stock market and announce a review of tax collection in the UK in a Labour conference speech.
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Book world joins forces for charity

Monday, September 28th 2015, 2:04
related countries: Syria Syria

Some of Britain's bestselling authors and their publishers are donating their books to raise money for Syrian refugees.
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UK PM to urge new Syria peace drive

Sunday, September 27th 2015, 21:20
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: New York

David Cameron will call for a new diplomatic drive to end Syria's civil war as he meets world leaders at the United Nations in New York.
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'Frustrated England must be united'

Sunday, September 27th 2015, 21:03
related countries: Australia Australia

England must stay "united" and focus on next weekend's "knockout" World Cup game with Australia, says boss Stuart Lancaster.
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No Trident debate at Labour conference

Sunday, September 27th 2015, 18:57

Labour will not debate the case for scrapping Britain's Trident nuclear weapons after the motion failed to get support from conference delegates.
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Macbeth given Edinburgh premiere

Sunday, September 27th 2015, 17:51
related places: Edinburgh

Michael Fassbender leads the cast of Macbeth on the red carpet as it receives its UK premiere in Edinburgh.
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'England panicked under pressure'

Sunday, September 27th 2015, 10:25

England panicked under pressure in their 28-25 Rugby World Cup loss to Wales, says Wales legend Sir Gareth Edwards.
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VIDEO: Fighting IS: On board an RAF spy plane

Sunday, September 27th 2015, 10:21
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

One year since the UK began combat missions against Islamic State militant targets, the BBC's Jonathan Beale is the first journalist to join an RAF Sentinel spy plane crew carrying out surveillance over Iraq and Syria.
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Why India's Goa wants its British tourists back

Saturday, September 26th 2015, 23:36

Why India's Goa wants its British tourists back
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Constable's The Lock set for auction

Saturday, September 26th 2015, 22:47

A painting British artist John Constable kept by his side until his death is being offered for sale and could sell for up to £12m.
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England made line-out error - Gatland

Saturday, September 26th 2015, 21:25
related places: Twickenham

Wales coach Warren Gatland says England blundered by not going for a late penalty kick that could have drawn their match at Twickenham.
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England 25-28 Wales

Saturday, September 26th 2015, 20:59

Wales overcome a 10-point deficit and endless injuries to pull off a sensational win against England in an astonishing World Cup contest.
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Junior doctors balloted over contract

Saturday, September 26th 2015, 18:12

Junior doctors in England are to be balloted on industrial action over government plans to introduce a new contract from August 2016.
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Fire breaks out at London mosque

Saturday, September 26th 2015, 16:26
related places: London

A fire breaks out at a mosque complex in south London - which describes itself as the largest mosque in western Europe.
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Kelly Clarkson cancels her UK tour

Saturday, September 26th 2015, 11:59
related countries: Canada Canada, Ireland Ireland

The singer cancels her UK tour dates plus 10 others concerts in Canada and Ireland for "vocal rest".
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UK extends Iraq and Syria surveillance

Friday, September 25th 2015, 23:34
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

The UK is to extend the use of the RAF's Sentinel surveillance aircraft in Iraq and Syria, the defence secretary announces.
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Fifa prank comedian awaits inquiry

Friday, September 25th 2015, 22:39
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Comic Simon Brodkin on Sepp Blatter stunt, Swiss police, mixing with the England squad & Kanye West.
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Fulham 4-0 Queens Park Rangers

Friday, September 25th 2015, 20:40
related places: London

Fulham thrash QPR 4-0 in a one-sided west London derby, while Rangers lose striker Charlie Austin to injury.
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UK Guantanamo detainee to be released

Friday, September 25th 2015, 19:36

The last British resident being held in Guantanamo Bay, Shaker Aamer, is to be returned to the UK, the government says.
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UK tourist killed in NZ kayak accident

Friday, September 25th 2015, 19:08
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

One of two tourists who died while kayaking on a lake in New Zealand's South Island was British, the Foreign Office (FCO) confirms.
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David Gilmour denies Lana chart triple

Friday, September 25th 2015, 16:53
related countries: United States United States

Pink Floyd star David Gilmour beats Lana Del Rey to the top of the UK album chart, denying the US singer her third consecutive number one.
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Guardiola avoids England questions

Friday, September 25th 2015, 12:07

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola walks out of a news conference after being asked about the England manager's job.
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German art expert 'to run British Museum'

Friday, September 25th 2015, 10:45
related countries: Germany Germany

The British Museum is set to appoint German art historian Hartwig Fischer as its new director, according to reports.
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Smash Burgess, and the rest - Gatland

Friday, September 25th 2015, 10:31

Coach Warren Gatland says Wales aim to "smash" Sam Burgess and the rest of the England team in Saturday's World Cup match.
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China hails Osborne rights 'pragmatism'

Friday, September 25th 2015, 7:29
related countries: China China
related places: Osborne, Xinjiang

UK Chancellor George Osborne is praised by Chinese state media for focusing on business ahead of human rights during his visit to Xinjiang.
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Friday's gossip column

Friday, September 25th 2015, 6:14

England to target Guardiola, Newcastle owner to back McClaren & Martial agent criticises Wenger.
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UK business vote on EU 'up for grabs'

Friday, September 25th 2015, 0:17

Half of business people are awaiting the outcome of the UK's EU reform talks before taking their final position on EU membership, a survey suggests.
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Nearly 100,000 children 'homeless'

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 16:24

Nearly 100,000 children in England are living in temporary accommodation after being made homeless, new figures show.
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UK to launch vehicle emissions probe

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 16:23
related countries: United States United States

The UK is to launch its own investigation into vehicle emissions testing following the VW testing scandal in the US.
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England decision right - Pietersen

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 15:38

Kevin Pietersen says England winning the Ashes proves Andrew Strauss made the "right decision" not to recall him.
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UK 'ready to help' stampede victims

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 15:28

The Foreign Office says it is "ready to support" any Britons caught up in a stampede near the city of Mecca which has left hundreds dead.
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Wales did not break rules - Gatland

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 13:59

Wales coach Warren Gatland defends using non-World Cup squad players in training after being warned by tournament organisers.
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'No panic' over England selection

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 13:40
related places: Ford

England head coach Stuart Lancaster says he has not panicked by replacing George Ford with Owen Farrell to face Wales.
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1,000mph Bloodhound car unveiled

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 13:18
related places: London

The design team behind the Bloodhound Super-Sonic Car put its near-complete vehicle on show in London, ahead of an assault on the world land speed record next year.
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Chinese firms urged to bid for HS2 work

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 12:42
related countries: China China

George Osborne urges Chinese firms to pitch for £11.8bn in construction contracts for the UK's proposed HS2 rail line, on his visit to China.
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Ten arrested following Spurs-Arsenal

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 10:58
related places: London

Ten supporters are arrested following Wednesday's north London derby, but the clubs will not face any action from the FA.
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Wales pick Davies at scrum-half

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 10:02

Gareth Davies will start at scrum-half in Wales' World Cup match against England on Saturday, with prop Samson Lee on the bench.
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England changes excite Charvis

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 8:57

In his BBC Scrum V column, Colin Charvis says England's changes may encourage Wales to play a different game.
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Greens challenge UK drone strikes

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 7:50

The use of drones to kill UK citizens abroad is being legally challenged by two Green Party parliamentarians.
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Fraud 'costing NHS over £5bn a year'

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 1:15

The NHS in England could be losing up to £5.7bn a year to fraud in areas such as payroll, prescriptions and patient registration, a report suggests.
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UK to boost Syrian refugee aid by £100m

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 21:57
related countries: Syria Syria

The UK will give another £100m to help refugees in camps bordering Syria, David Cameron says as he arrives for an emergency EU summit on the migrant crisis.
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Study suggests Tube is 'too fast'

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 20:40

A modelling study suggests that if London Underground trains travelled slower, there might be less overall congestion.
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NI first minister rejects payment claim

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 16:07

Northern Ireland's first minister rejects an allegation that he was to receive a payment upon completion of NI's biggest property deal.
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VIDEO: How do you test a car's emissions?

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 16:00
related places: London

BBC News visited Emission Analytics in London to find out about one common method of doing a detailed measurement.
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VIDEO: Boxer Fury's bizarre Batman entrance

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 15:30

British boxer Tyson Fury attends a news conference for his world title fight against Wladimir Klitschko dressed as Batman.
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Scotland 45-10 Japan

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 15:23
related countries: Japan Japan

Scotland run in five second-half tries as they open their World Cup campaign with victory over Japan at Kingsholm.
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Farron 'to get Lib Dems back in power'

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 14:40

Lib Dem leader Tim Farron tells his party's annual conference his "mission" is to get them "back in power" across Britain.
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Patel replaces Ansari for England

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 13:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

All-rounder Samit Patel is called up for England's Test series against Pakistan, replacing the injured Zafar Ansari.
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Morgan & Wood get central contracts

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 11:30
related places: Durham

England one-day and T20 captain Eoin Morgan and Durham fast bowler Mark Wood are among 11 players to get central contracts.
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Councils 'need clarity over refugees'

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 11:08
related countries: Syria Syria

Key issues over incoming Syrian refugees still need to be "urgently resolved", local councils say, as the first of 20,000 due over the next five years arrive in the UK.
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Migrant crisis 'plays into' EU issues

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 2:13

Europe's migration crisis "plays directly" into some of the issues the UK is trying to renegotiate in its EU reform talks, the foreign secretary says.
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Osborne sets UK-China trade target

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 0:33
related countries: China China

George Osborne sets out an aim of making China the UK's second largest trading partner by 2025, as he makes a controversial visit to a remote Chinese region.
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Scots 'have 421 words' for snow

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 23:28

Scotland has more than 400 words and expressions for snow, according to a project to compile a Scots thesaurus.
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England to drop Ford for Wales game

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 22:18

George Ford is to be dropped for England's World Cup match against Wales, with Owen Farrell replacing him at fly-half.
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First of 20,000 Syrians arrive in UK

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 21:21
related countries: Syria Syria

The first Syrian refugees to be resettled in the UK since the government announced it was expanding its protection scheme have arrived.
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Slovenia 0-3 Scotland

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 16:30
related countries: Slovenia Slovenia

A Kim Little hat-trick earns Scotland a comfortable win in their opening Euro 2017 qualifier in Slovenia.
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Addenbrooke's patients 'put at risk'

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 14:29

One of the UK's biggest NHS trusts is put in special measures after inspectors found concerns over staffing, treatment delays and governance failings.
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Government borrowing edges up in August

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 9:34

UK public sector borrowing rose slightly in August from a year earlier, but borrowing for the financial year so far is lower.
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London to get Lumiere light festival

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 9:06
related places: Durham, London

A major festival of light art is to be staged in London next year by the people who organise the biennial Lumiere festival in Durham.
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Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 8:02
related countries: China China

Chancellor George Osborne says the UK and China are exploring how to link their stock markets, enabling Chinese and British shares to be traded in both countries.
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British F1 track intruder charged

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 4:27
related countries: Singapore Singapore

British national Yogvitam Pravin Dhokia is charged in Singapore with committing a "rash act" after walking on the track during the Grand Prix.
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Sampson: England not clinical enough

Monday, September 21st 2015, 22:18
related countries: Estonia Estonia

England women's boss Mark Sampson says his side must be more clinical despite an 8-0 Euro 2017 qualifying win over Estonia.
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VIDEO: Can you teach people to be happy?

Monday, September 21st 2015, 22:03

The Dalai Lama has given his blessing to a new course of evening classes available throughout the UK which promises to make participants happier .
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Wales hopeful over Williams fitness

Monday, September 21st 2015, 19:33

Defence coach Shaun Edwards expects Liam Williams will be fit for Wales' World Cup game against England on Saturday.
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Japan not one-hit wonders - Jones

Monday, September 21st 2015, 19:02
related countries: Japan Japan, South Africa South Africa

Coach Eddie Jones warns Scotland that Japan want to be more than "one-hit wonders" after their upset against South Africa.
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England thrash Estonia in qualifier

Monday, September 21st 2015, 18:24
related countries: Estonia Estonia

England begin their bid to reach Euro 2017 with a resounding win against Estonia in their first match since the World Cup.
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VIDEO: A guide to Rugby Union

Monday, September 21st 2015, 14:54

The Rugby World Cup is now well under way in the UK, but what are the rules?
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