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Prison drug seizures increasing

Saturday, January 17th 2015, 9:39

The number of drug seizures in prisons in England and Wales has significantly increased, figures from the Ministry of Justice show.
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Briton Watson captures Hobart title

Saturday, January 17th 2015, 6:57

British number one Heather Watson wins her second WTA title with victory over Madison Brengle at the Hobart International.
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UK and US in joint anti-terror push

Saturday, January 17th 2015, 0:23
related countries: United States United States

David Cameron and Barack Obama say the UK and US are to work more closely to combat "violent extremism", sharing expertise on tackling threats.
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Will the UK and Pakistan co-operate on security interests?

Friday, January 16th 2015, 22:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The divisions facing Pakistan and the UK on security issues
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UK and US to stage 'cyber war games'

Friday, January 16th 2015, 17:15
related countries: United States United States

The UK and US are to stage cyber attack "war games" against Wall Street and the City of London in a new joint defence against hackers.
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Police 'concern' for Jewish community

Friday, January 16th 2015, 16:36
related countries: France France

There is "heightened concern" about the risk to Jewish communities in the UK and police officers following the terror attacks in France, police warn.
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Alpari UK closes over currency crisis

Friday, January 16th 2015, 16:15
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: West Ham

Currency broker and West Ham sponsor Alpari UK files for insolvency following the Swiss National Bank's decision to end the link between the Swiss franc and the euro.
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Caravaggio dispute lost in court

Friday, January 16th 2015, 14:28
related places: London

The former owner of a disputed Caravaggio has lost his battle for compensation from a London auction house.
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HS2 compensation package increased

Friday, January 16th 2015, 13:49
related places: Birmingham, London

Homeowners living near the proposed HS2 rail line between London and Birmingham are to get extra financial compensation.
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Defoe completes Sunderland move

Friday, January 16th 2015, 13:43
related places: Sunderland

Toronto FC and England striker Jermain Defoe returns to the Premier League with Sunderland on a three-and-a-half-year deal.
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Sundance London cancelled for 2015

Friday, January 16th 2015, 12:39

The festival, launched in 2012, to promote independent films, will not take place this year.
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UK man arrested over Sony hack

Friday, January 16th 2015, 12:35

A UK man has been arrested in connection with the attacks on the PlayStation and Xbox platforms over Christmas.
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England loss not a setback - Morgan

Friday, January 16th 2015, 12:34
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Morgan

Eoin Morgan says losing to Australia in the tri-series is not a setback in England's World Cup preparations.
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Wales and NI A&E waits 'worsen'

Friday, January 16th 2015, 11:48

A&E waiting times in Wales and Northern Ireland have got worse in the past month - dropping well below performance in England.
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Britain's oldest person dies at 114

Friday, January 16th 2015, 11:38
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

A woman believed to be the last person living in the UK who was born in the reign of Queen Victoria dies, aged 114.
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England succumb to Warner hundred

Friday, January 16th 2015, 11:00
related countries: Australia Australia

David Warner leads Australia to victory over an England side who were saved from embarrassment by Eoin Morgan.
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Ethiopia 'terror plotters' jailed

Friday, January 16th 2015, 10:08
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Somalia Somalia

Two British citizens and a Somali man are jailed in Ethiopia for trying to establish an Islamic state, a radio affiliated to the government reports.
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VIDEO: The mystery of the missing space probe

Friday, January 16th 2015, 8:12

The UK Space Agency is to provide an update on the Beagle 2 space probe, which went missing on Christmas Day in 2003 and has not been heard of since.
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Watson beats Riske to reach final

Friday, January 16th 2015, 7:05

British number one Heather Watson overcomes six rain delays to beat Alison Riske and reach the Hobart International final.
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£1bn spent 'to meet UK's aid target'

Friday, January 16th 2015, 5:37

At least £1bn more than expected was spent on overseas aid in two months to meet the UK's spending target, a watchdog's report says.
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A&Es given safe nurse staffing rules

Friday, January 16th 2015, 2:36

A&E units in England are being given strict guidelines on how many staff they need on duty to provide safe care.
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Unions holding oil and gas talks

Friday, January 16th 2015, 1:26
related places: Aberdeen

Union leaders and the offshore body Oil and Gas UK are to hold talks about the future of the industry in Aberdeen on Friday.
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Birdman and Budapest top Oscar list

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 21:49
related countries: Hungary Hungary
related places: Budapest

Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel lead the race for this year's Oscars with nine nominations each, while there is a strong showing for British talent.
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Donaldson wins shot of the year

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 15:24

Wales's Jamie Donaldson wins the European Tour's shot of the year award for his Ryder Cup-winning wedge.
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UK and US leaders in anti-terror vow

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 8:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

David Cameron and Barack Obama promise to defeat the "distorted ideology" of terrorism, ahead of talks between the two leaders in Washington.
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Snow and storms sweep across UK

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 21:22

Travel is disrupted after wintry weather sweeps across parts of the UK, with warnings of severe gales to come.
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Broad praises 'powerful' batting

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 15:26

Pace bowler Stuart Broad says England's current one-day batting line-up is the most powerful he has played with.
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Brits line up for Oscars race

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 14:20

British talent is expected to figure strongly when the Oscar nominations are announced later, with Eddie Redmayne and Keira Knightley among those likely to be shortlisted.
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Radcliffe set for London swansong

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 12:22
related places: London

Britain's Paula Radcliffe will race her final marathon in London in April, organisers announce.
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Bell hits 187 in England warm-up win

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 11:49
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Canberra

Ian Bell smashes 187 from 145 balls as England beat the Prime Minister's XI by 60 runs in Canberra.
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Don't fear low inflation - Osborne

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 7:52
related places: Osborne

The sharp fall in the UK rate of inflation should not be feared, Chancellor George Osborne will say in a speech later.
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Snow due to cause further disruption

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 0:53

Further travel problems are expected during the morning rush hour as snowfalls continue across central Scotland.
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West Ham United 2-2 Everton (9-8 on pens)

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 23:16
related places: London, West Ham

Highlights and report as West Ham keeper Adrian scores the decisive penalty for West Ham against Everton in the FA Cup third round.
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England forced to cancel meeting

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 22:30

England manager Roy Hodgson is forced to cancel a dinner meeting with his players because they are too busy.
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NI missed Ballon d'Or votes deadline

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 20:25
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Ballon

Northern Ireland's captain and coach did not get a vote in the Ballon d'Or poll as the Irish FA sent them too late.
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Amber warnings for snow and ice

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 18:26

A Met Office weather warning of snow and ice affecting central Scotland is upgraded from yellow to amber.
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UK inflation rate falls to 0.5%

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 12:46

The inflation rate dropped sharply to 0.5% in December, its joint lowest on record, as petrol prices fell.
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Schools face 'places breaking point'

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 9:43

The cost of creating places for a predicted 880,000 extra pupils in England by 2023 could push schools to breaking point, council leaders warn.
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Limits on the Anglo-German friendship

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 1:13
related countries: Germany Germany

German chancellor's support for UK PM can only go so far
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PM reviews UK risk of Paris attack

Monday, January 12th 2015, 17:31

Prime Minister David Cameron and security chiefs have held a meeting to review the risk to the UK of a Paris-style attack.
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Canary Wharf owner scorns Qatar bid

Monday, January 12th 2015, 17:08
related countries: Qatar Qatar
related places: London

The owner of London's Canary Wharf complex, Songbird Estates, advises its investors to reject a new Qatari-led bid worth £2.59bn.
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Ebola nurse no longer critically ill

Monday, January 12th 2015, 14:10

UK nurse Pauline Cafferkey is "showing signs of improvement" and is no longer critically ill with Ebola, London's Royal Free Hospital says.
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Transfer deals - January 2015

Monday, January 12th 2015, 13:11

Track all the latest signings day by day throughout January in England, Scotland and across Europe.
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Record year for Heathrow and Gatwick

Monday, January 12th 2015, 9:52
related places: Gatwick, Heathrow

The UK's two largest airports, Heathrow and Gatwick, both report record passenger numbers for last year.
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Boyhood takes Golden Globe honours

Monday, January 12th 2015, 9:27

Richard Linklater film Boyhood wins three prizes at the Golden Globes while Eddie Redmayne wins best actor for playing Stephen Hawking.
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Jaguar to create 1,300 UK jobs

Monday, January 12th 2015, 8:21

Jaguar Land Rover says it will create 1,300 new jobs in the UK to build Jaguar's first sports utility vehicle (SUV).
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Shire to buy US rival in $5.2bn deal

Sunday, January 11th 2015, 20:25
related countries: United States United States

UK pharmaceutical company Shire has clinched a deal to buy US rival NPS Pharmaceuticals for $5.2bn (£3.4bn).
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London goes Tricolore in Paris tribute

Sunday, January 11th 2015, 19:10
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

London landmarks are lit in the colours of the French flag after crowds gather in Trafalgar Square in tribute to those killed in the Paris terror attacks.
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Power supplies off for third day

Sunday, January 11th 2015, 13:43

Almost 10,000 people in the north of Scotland are still without electricity after gale force winds brought down power lines on Friday.
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Warnings as power outage continues

Sunday, January 11th 2015, 6:40

Parts of the UK are being warned to brace themselves for more bad weather as tens of thousands of homes remain without power.
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Engineers battle to restore power

Saturday, January 10th 2015, 19:06

Thousands of homes remain without power following the storms that have been battering Scotland.
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Pietersen wants to take on England

Saturday, January 10th 2015, 17:07
related countries: Australia Australia

Ex-England batsman Kevin Pietersen says he wants to play against his old side next week during their tour of Australia.
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VIDEO: In an Ebola treatment centre

Saturday, January 10th 2015, 8:19
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
related places: Kerry Town

Save The Children says it is confident about the safety procedures at its Ebola treatment centre at Kerry Town in Sierra Leone where a British nurse Pauline Cafferkey caught the disease.
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Shetland given 100mph gusts warning

Saturday, January 10th 2015, 4:35

Shetland is issued with a Met Office amber wind warning amid concerns that it might experience gusts of up to 100mph.
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Pensioners 'could run out of cash'

Saturday, January 10th 2015, 1:34

Pensioners could run out of cash by the age of 75, as a result of rule changes coming into effect in April, the charity Age UK has warned.
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UK businessman loses bid for retrial

Friday, January 9th 2015, 22:14

A Florida judge has rejected a bid for a new trial by a British businessman serving a life sentence for two murders in the 1980s.
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Aer Lingus rebuffs higher offer

Friday, January 9th 2015, 21:30
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Ireland's flagship carrier, Aer Lingus, has rejected a revised offer from British Airways owner IAG.
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Cleric Abu Hamza jailed for life

Friday, January 9th 2015, 20:46
related places: New York

Radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri is jailed for life by a New York court for multiple terror offences, following his extradition from the UK.
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Tackling terror 'national priority'

Friday, January 9th 2015, 20:05

Tackling terror is "the national priority", Chancellor George Osborne says, as it emerges suspects in the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris were on a UK terror watch list.
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Pellegrini defends English referees

Friday, January 9th 2015, 17:44

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says the standard of refereeing in England is "good" despite recent criticism.
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Low oil price narrows UK trade gap

Friday, January 9th 2015, 10:54

The falling price of oil helped to narrow the UK's trade gap with the rest of the world in November to its lowest since June 2013, figures show.
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Hawking and Budapest lead Bafta field

Friday, January 9th 2015, 8:48

Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones receive major acting nominations for Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything, while The Grand Budapest Hotel is up for 11 awards.
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MI5 'cannot stop every threat to UK'

Friday, January 9th 2015, 8:29

The threat of a terror attack in the UK is increasing but security services cannot be expected to stop every plot, the head of MI5 warns.
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Cosby faces rape heckle in Canada

Friday, January 9th 2015, 7:05
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: London

Bill Cosby is heckled by a man who shouts "you are a rapist" during a show in London, Ontario.
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Man out of coma after Sydney fight

Friday, January 9th 2015, 6:52

Patrick Lyttle, a 31-year-old man from Northern Ireland, has come out of a coma after allegedly being knocked unconscious by his brother in Sydney.
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Costa Rica boat accident kills three

Friday, January 9th 2015, 1:36
related countries: Canada Canada, Costa Rica Costa Rica, United States United States

A boat carrying more than 100 people sinks on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast killing a British, an American and a Canadian tourist.
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Children's mental health service cut

Friday, January 9th 2015, 0:04

NHS spending on children's mental health services in England has fallen by more than 6% in real terms since 2010, according to official figures.
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Tesco to close 43 stores across UK

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 21:20

The beleaguered supermarket Tesco has said it will close 43 unprofitable stores, and look to make cuts of £250m, despite enjoying better Christmas sales.
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Greek masterpiece comes to London

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 16:44
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: London

A new exhibition at the British Museum will include what was once dubbed "the most famous Greek body in Europe".
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Bank keeps UK interest rates on hold

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 12:35

UK interest rates have been kept on hold for another month by the Bank of England at a record low of 0.5%.
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Miller returns to Broadway in Cabaret

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 11:10
related places: Broadway

British actress Sienna Miller will return to Broadway to play nightclub singer Sally Bowles in the hit musical Cabaret, replacing Emma Stone.
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VIDEO: First look at largest container ship

Thursday, January 8th 2015, 5:57
related places: Felixstowe

The world's largest container ship has arrived in the UK for the first time at the Port of Felixstowe.
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PM vows co-operation on Paris attack

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 21:48
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The UK's political leaders and the Queen offer statements of support and solidarity following the Paris terror attack.
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Trott finds form with 79 for Lions

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 15:56

Jonathan Trott hits 79 from 127 balls as England Lions draw their opening tour game against a Gauteng Invitation XI in Soweto.
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The Interview to receive UK release

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 12:10
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Controversial comedy The Interview is to have "a wide release" in the UK and Ireland, Sony Pictures confirms.
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Top Gear tops iPlayer over Christmas

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 10:10
related countries: Argentina Argentina

The controversial Top Gear special set in Argentina was the most popular BBC iPlayer show over the UK's Christmas period, with demand for the catch-up service rising 25%.
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Bank 'unaware' of financial crisis

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 7:54

A month before the start of the financial crisis, the Bank of England was apparently unaware of impending trouble, new documents reveal.
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Pryce heads Globe summer season

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 17:41
related places: London

Actor Jonathan Pryce is to play Shylock in The Merchant of Venice as part of the 2015 summer season at Shakespeare's Globe in London.
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A&E waiting is worst for a decade

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 13:47

The NHS in England has missed its four-hour A&E waiting time target with performance dropping to its lowest level for a decade, figures show.
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UK services sector loses momentum

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 10:15

The UK services sector lost momentum at the end of the year, growing at its slowest rate for a year-and-a-half, an influential survey suggests.
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Hospitals declare 'major incidents'

Monday, January 5th 2015, 23:51

Major incidents are declared at a number of hospitals in England as medics struggle to deal with patient numbers.
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Trott falls cheaply on Lions return

Monday, January 5th 2015, 17:36
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Batsman Jonathan Trott makes only six on his return to international cricket with England Lions in South Africa.
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UK Ebola nurse has 'stabilised'

Monday, January 5th 2015, 17:32

A British nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola is critically ill but her condition has stabilised, health secretary Jeremy Hunt says.
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Woman's body found at junior school

Monday, January 5th 2015, 14:37
related places: Shrewsbury

Three people are arrested after body of woman in her 20s is found in the grounds of a school in Shrewsbury.
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Gay banner removed from Pride DVD

Monday, January 5th 2015, 12:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pride

CBS Films is examining why references to homosexuality were removed from the DVD cover of the US release of British film Pride.
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UK construction output slows down

Monday, January 5th 2015, 11:16

Activity in the UK's construction sector grew at its slowest pace for 17 months in December but remains robust thanks to continued growth in housebuilding, a survey finds.
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Charity to probe UK Ebola nurse case

Monday, January 5th 2015, 10:29
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Save the Children says "no stone will be left unturned" as it investigates how a British nurse contracted Ebola while volunteering in Sierra Leone.
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BBC Sound Of 2015 countdown begins

Monday, January 5th 2015, 7:16

London MC George the Poet takes fifth place in the BBC's Sound Of 2015 list, as the countdown to this year's winner begins.
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Life-saving baby screening expanded

Monday, January 5th 2015, 0:11

Newborn babies across England will be screened for more rare, debilitating genetic diseases from Monday.
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Parties trade early election blows

Sunday, January 4th 2015, 18:25

Prime Minister David Cameron defends his record as Labour says the NHS would not "survive" five more years of his government.
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Sunday, January 4th 2015, 16:53

The search for the eight missing crew of the cargo ship Cemfjord in the Pentland Firth is suspended by coastguards.
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Major search after ship overturns

Saturday, January 3rd 2015, 21:50

A major search operation is launched after a ship believed to have had eight crew on board overturns off the north of Scotland.
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British Ebola nurse 'deteriorating'

Saturday, January 3rd 2015, 21:41
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

UK nurse Pauline Cafferkey, who was diagnosed with Ebola after returning from Sierra Leone, is now in a critical condition, the Royal Free Hospital says.
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Premature baby pair 'stranded in US'

Saturday, January 3rd 2015, 1:03
related countries: United States United States

A British couple whose baby was born prematurely during a trip to the USA say they expect to be stranded there for three months.
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Ebola flights' UK passengers traced

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 23:47

All the UK-based passengers and crew from two flights taken by a British nurse who contracted Ebola have now received health advice, officials say.
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Engine fire fears ground plane

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 11:45

A plane is forced to make an emergency landing at London Southend Airport after fears one of its engines was on fire.
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Rail fare rises come into effect

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 9:26

Rail fares in England and Wales rise by an average of 2.2%, with trade unions complaining the increase continues to outstrip average wage growth.
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Goldman Sachs UK staff get top bonus

Thursday, January 1st 2015, 14:59
related countries: United States United States

US investment bank Goldman Sachs paid the highest bonuses to senior staff among banks operating in the UK in 2013, according to research by Reuters.
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Huge UK crowds welcome in new year

Thursday, January 1st 2015, 8:39
related places: London

Thousands of people gather in towns and cities across the UK as firework displays are held to celebrate New Year's Eve.
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Man and woman die in house fire

Thursday, January 1st 2015, 5:39
related places: London

The bodies of a man and a woman are found inside a burned-out house in south-east London after neighbours attempt to rescue the pair but are unable to reach them.
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