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MPs reject 'right to die' legislation

Friday, September 11th 2015, 14:27

MPs reject plans to allow terminally ill people to be assisted to die in England and Wales, in their first vote on the issue in almost 20 years.
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Khan wins Labour London mayor race

Friday, September 11th 2015, 13:00

Sadiq Khan decisively wins the vote to become Labour's candidate in the 2016 London mayoral contest, with Tessa Jowell coming second.
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PM urges parties to take part in NI talks

Friday, September 11th 2015, 11:47

Prime Minister David Cameron says he expects all the parties to take part when discussions on resolving the crisis within the Northern Ireland power-sharing executive resume next week.
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Brydon play could 'upset critics'

Friday, September 11th 2015, 9:58

Comedian Rob Brydon's new play, which tackles Britain's education system, could ruffle feathers, says director Matthew Warchus.
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Thai beach deaths DNA questioned

Friday, September 11th 2015, 6:30
related countries: Thailand Thailand

DNA from a garden hoe allegedly used to kill two British tourists does not match samples taken from two men accused of the killings, a court hears.
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Consultant contract negotiations start

Friday, September 11th 2015, 2:06

Negotiations over reforms to consultant contracts, including the end of a right to opt out of weekend work, have begun, the British Medical Association says.
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NI 'rogue ministers' remark criticised

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 23:50

Northern Ireland's acting first minister says she will protect Stormont from "rogue" republican and nationalist ministers but Sinn Féin criticise her comments as a "bigoted".
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NI leader steps down in Stormont crisis

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 19:45

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson steps aside and all but one of his party's ministers resign as a result of the political crisis at Stormont.
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Australia look to wrap up ODI series

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 19:01
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia meet England in the fourth ODI at Headingley on Friday when victory would wrap up a series win for the tourists.
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BA blaze pilot: 'I'm finished flying'

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 17:24

The pilot of a British Airways plane which caught fire at Las Vegas airport, forcing the evacuation of 170 people, says he is "finished flying".
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Bid to adjourn NI Assembly fails

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 15:51

An attempt to adjourn the Northern Ireland Assembly has been defeated amid a growing political crisis for Stormont's power-sharing institutions.
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Funeral for IndyCar star Justin Wilson

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 15:04
related countries: United States United States

About 500 people attend the funeral of British IndyCar driver Justin Wilson, who died during a race last month in the US.
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VIDEO: Vegas plane fire: 'Please remain seated'

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 12:20

Footage has emerged of the moment passengers on board a British Airways plane on a runway in Las Vegas realised it was on fire.
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UK interest rates held in 8-1 vote

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 12:18

The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee votes 8-1 to keep interest rates on hold at 0.5%, but lowers its UK growth forecast.
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Brit trio in America's Got Talent final

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 11:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

Three British acts are through to the finals of America's Got Talent, the annual US talent search.
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Netanyahu in UK for Middle East talks

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 10:11
related countries: Israel Israel

Action is needed to stop the Middle East "disintegrating" under the threat of militant Islamists, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says on a visit to the UK.
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Terror arrests reach 'record high'

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 10:06

The number of people arrested for terrorism-related offences in the UK reaches record levels with 299 arrests in the past year - up 31% - Home Office figures reveal.
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Music museum leaves London for north

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 5:00
related places: Liverpool, London

Liverpool is to become the new permanent home of the British Music Experience museum, which is leaving its current home in London.
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VIDEO: Sci-fi classic props up for sale

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 23:08
related places: London

An Ewok's head and Christopher Reeve's Superman tunic are among the highlights at a new exhibition of film and television props in London.
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DUP ministers in assembly quit threat

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 19:59

The DUP says if the Northern Ireland Assembly is not adjourned or suspended their ministers will quit, amid IRA row
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Queen thanks public as milestone passed

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 16:30
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

The Queen thanks well-wishers at home and overseas for their "touching messages of kindness" as she officially becomes Britain's longest-reigning monarch.
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'There's a fire' - terror on BA jet

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 16:00

Passengers describe the terrifying moment a fire breaks out on board their British Airways plane at Las Vegas airport, as an investigation gets under way.
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Weak month for UK manufacturing

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 11:49

The UK manufacturing sector had a weak month in July, down 0.5% on the same month last year, according to official figures.
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BA plane catches fire in Las Vegas

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 11:09
related places: London

A British Airways plane bound for London catches fire at Las Vegas airport, forcing the evacuation of all 170 people on board on emergency slides.
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MP denies implicating Radcliffe

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 10:18
related places: Radcliffe

An MP accused by British athlete Paula Radcliffe of implicating her in allegations of blood doping says that was not his intention.
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VIDEO: 'Flames were twice as high as plane'

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 10:12

Two men who were passengers on a British Airways flight that caught fire in Las Vegas have been describing their experience.
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Oil sector 'has lost 65,000 jobs'

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 8:02

The contraction of Britain's offshore oil sector is already stripping out 65,000 jobs, according to a new report.
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VIDEO: BA plane catches fire in Las Vegas

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 6:20

A British Airways flight caught fire while preparing for take-off on the runway at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.
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Australia keeper Haddin quits Tests

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 1:30

Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin retires from Test cricket following the 3-2 Ashes defeat by England.
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Record a dream come true - Rooney

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 22:45

Wayne Rooney says it feels great to finally break Sir Bobby Charlton's England goalscoring record - and promises more to come.
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Morgan praises England 'spin twins'

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 22:34
related countries: Australia Australia

England captain Eoin Morgan hails spinners Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid after victory over Australia at Old Trafford.
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Wake-up call for later school starts

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 22:22

As they prepare a major trial of the idea, UK scientists say that starting school at 10:00 could have huge benefits for teenagers because it better matches their “biological clock".
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Taylor ton keeps England in series

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 21:46
related countries: Australia Australia

James Taylor's maiden ODI century helps England keep the series alive as they beat Australia by 93 runs at Old Trafford.
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England 2-0 Switzerland

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 21:45
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Wayne Rooney becomes England's all-time record goalscorer as Roy Hodgson's team beat Switzerland in Euro 2016 qualifying.
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'Injuries will galvanise Wales'

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 18:58

Coach Warren Gatland will use the injuries to Leigh Halfpenny and Rhys Webb to galvanise Wales, says England assistant Andy Farrell.
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UK 'would repeat Syria drone strike'

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 17:39
related countries: Syria Syria

The UK would not hesitate to launch more secret drone strikes in Syria to thwart potential terror attacks, the defence secretary says.
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Viviani wins Tour of Britain stage

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 17:19

Team Sky's Elia Viviani claims his second stage win of the Tour of Britain as Juan Jose Lobato takes the yellow jersey.
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Tomic replaces Kyrgios for Davis Cup

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 15:21
related countries: Australia Australia

Nick Kyrgios is replaced by Bernard Tomic in Australia's Davis Cup squad to face Britain in their semi-final tie.
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VIDEO: El Salvador baby-swap family reunited

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 14:43
related countries: El Salvador El Salvador

A British father and his wife have been reunited with their newborn son after accusing a doctor at a hospital in El Salvador of swapping him.
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Defeat makes EU referendum 'fairer'

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 14:42

The UK is "a step closer to a fairer referendum" on the EU following the government's first Commons defeat, Eurosceptic MP Bernard Jenkin says.
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The bitter story behind the UK's national drink

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 11:40

A BBC investigation reveals shocking labour conditions in estates in Assam producing tea for some of the UK's biggest brands.
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TV actress Judy Carne dies aged 76

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 9:30

British television actress Judy Carne, best known as the Sock It To Me girl on 1960s sketch show Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, dies aged 76.
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Wales lose Webb for Rugby World Cup

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 8:01

Injured scrum-half Rhys Webb is replaced by Mike Phillips in Wales' squad while Eli Walker takes Leigh Halfpenny's spot.
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El Salvador baby swap family reunited

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 7:23

A British father and his wife are reunited with their son after accusing a Salvadorean doctor of swapping their child at the behest of traffickers.
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MPs to debate Syria refugee plan

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 6:41
related countries: Syria Syria

An emergency debate will be held in Parliament later on Britain's plans to accept up to 20,000 refugees from Syria over the next five years.
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Doctor accused of swapping baby

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 4:12
related countries: El Salvador El Salvador

A British father and his wife accuse a doctor at a hospital in El Salvador of swapping their newborn son at the request of child traffickers.
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Pietersen omission helpful - Strauss

Monday, September 7th 2015, 23:09

The decision to exclude Kevin Pietersen from England selection has helped the team, says ECB chief Andrew Strauss.
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Northern Ireland 1-1 Hungary

Monday, September 7th 2015, 22:15
related countries: Hungary Hungary

Kyle Lafferty's stoppage-time equaliser saves Northern Ireland from a damaging Euro 2016 defeat at home to Hungary.
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'Glaring errors' in Kercher probe

Monday, September 7th 2015, 21:55
related countries: Italy Italy

An Italian court issues harsh criticisms of "glaring errors" in the investigation into the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher.
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Two Britons killed in RAF Syria strike

Monday, September 7th 2015, 19:30
related countries: Syria Syria

Two British Islamic State jihadists were killed by an RAF drone strike in Syria, the PM says - the first targeted UK drone attack on its own nationals.
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England can win Euro 2017 - Sampson

Monday, September 7th 2015, 18:05
related countries: Estonia Estonia

Coach Mark Sampson says England can win Euro 2017 as he names a much-changed squad for the first qualifier in Estonia.
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UK to accept 20,000 Syrian refugees

Monday, September 7th 2015, 17:11
related countries: Syria Syria

The UK will take in 20,000 refugees from Syria by 2020, David Cameron says, but Labour says it is not enough and secures an emergency Commons debate.
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Opponents 'fear' Wales, says Roberts

Monday, September 7th 2015, 15:40

Wales assistant manager Osian Roberts says the team's recent run of good form has won them new respect internationally.
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Stokes 'did not wilfully stop ball'

Monday, September 7th 2015, 13:17
related countries: Australia Australia

England's Ben Stokes insists he did not "wilfully" handle the ball in his controversial dismissal against Australia at Lord's.
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DUP says no more NI Executive meetings

Monday, September 7th 2015, 11:39

The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) says there will be no further meetings of the Northern Ireland Executive unless in "exceptional circumstances".
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Rooney regrets Las Vegas holiday

Monday, September 7th 2015, 9:35

England's Wayne Rooney urges team-mates to learn from mistakes made prior to Euro 2012 in the build-up to Euro 2016.
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Child health data 'shows regional gaps'

Monday, September 7th 2015, 4:46

Some local authorities in England are not doing enough to prevent health problems in children under the age of five, a report by the National Children's Bureau suggests.
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VIDEO: Royals super-fan turns home into 'shrine'

Monday, September 7th 2015, 1:12

A royal family super-fan says she is very exited that Queen Elizabeth II is set to become Britain's longest-serving monarch on 9 September.
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Aid budget 'to fund refugees response'

Sunday, September 6th 2015, 19:28
related countries: Syria Syria

Money from the UK's international aid budget is to be used to help councils to house refugees from Syria, Chancellor George Osborne says.
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Cavendish second in Tour opener

Sunday, September 6th 2015, 16:18
related places: Wrexham

Team Sky's Elia Viviani wins the opening stage of the Tour of Britain after a sprint finish in Wrexham.
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UK academic held at Thai airport

Sunday, September 6th 2015, 15:52
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A UK academic has spent the last four days in detention at an airport in Thailand over a dispute arising from a UN report he wrote nine years ago.
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Murder arrest over stab deaths at unit

Sunday, September 6th 2015, 13:59
related places: London

A man is arrested after a woman in her 50s and a man in his 80s were stabbed to death at a sheltered housing unit in north-east London.
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GB men's eight win world title

Sunday, September 6th 2015, 12:59
related countries: France France, Germany Germany

Britain's men's eight retain their world title in France after winning the latest battle in their rivalry with Germany.
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Foo Fighters make UK stage return

Sunday, September 6th 2015, 12:29
related places: Glastonbury, London, Rock

Rock group Foo Fighters return to the UK, three months after Dave Grohl shattered his leg and cancelled shows in London, Edinburgh and Glastonbury.
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Reject assisted dying bill, Welby urges

Sunday, September 6th 2015, 11:10
related places: Canterbury, Welby

The UK will cross a "legal and ethical Rubicon" if the law on assisted suicide in England and Wales is changed, the Archbishop of Canterbury says.
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Migrant charities hail public's support

Sunday, September 6th 2015, 7:48

The British public's response to the refugee crisis has been "extraordinary" and "so supportive", charities say.
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Rooney 'honoured' to equal Charlton

Saturday, September 5th 2015, 20:54
related countries: San Marino San Marino
related places: Charlton

Wayne Rooney says equalling Sir Bobby Charlton's England record is a "huge honour" after his 49th goal in the win in San Marino.
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Stokes was blatantly out - Smith

Saturday, September 5th 2015, 19:08
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia captain Steve Smith insists England's Ben Stokes was right to be given out obstructing the field at Lord's.
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Stokes dismissal mars Australia win

Saturday, September 5th 2015, 18:40
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia beat England by 64 runs in the second one-day international, with Ben Stokes given out for obstructing the field.
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San Marino 0-6 England

Saturday, September 5th 2015, 18:33
related countries: San Marino San Marino

Wayne Rooney scores to equal Sir Bobby Charlton's goals record and help England qualify for Euro 2016 with a 6-0 win in San Marino.
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Double World Cup worry for Wales

Saturday, September 5th 2015, 17:50
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Cardiff

Wales have major World Cup concerns over Rhys Webb and Leigh Halfpenny after they come off on stretchers against Italy.
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Councils seek more help with refugees

Saturday, September 5th 2015, 16:06
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: More

Council leaders call on central government to provide more resources to help them house extra refugees the UK is planning to accept.
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Man dies in round the world yacht race

Saturday, September 5th 2015, 15:29
related places: London

A paramedic from south east London dies while taking part in the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race.
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Glover & Stanning retain world title

Saturday, September 5th 2015, 13:02
related countries: France France

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning win World Championships gold, as Britain claim five medals on Lake Aiguebelette.
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NI Euro spot would be 'magnificent'

Saturday, September 5th 2015, 9:36

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill says it would be "a magnificent achievement" for his side to earn a place for Euro 2016.
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Ministers to 'argue for Syria action'

Friday, September 4th 2015, 21:06
related countries: Syria Syria

The government will start to make a case for UK military action in Syria next week, the BBC understands.
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Bieber has first UK number one track

Friday, September 4th 2015, 16:39

Pop singer Justin Bieber scored his first UK number one single with What Do You Mean, his fastest-selling single in the UK to date.
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UK to accept 'thousands' more refugees

Friday, September 4th 2015, 15:13
related countries: Syria Syria

David Cameron says the UK will fulfil its "moral responsibility" by giving sanctuary to "thousands" more Syrian refugees and providing £100m more in aid to the region.
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Scotland 'ready to take refugees'

Friday, September 4th 2015, 11:21

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says Scotland should accept 1,000 refugees "as a starting point for a meaningful discussion".
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Hinkley Point nuclear plant delayed

Friday, September 4th 2015, 8:15

Energy giant EDF has admitted that construction of Britain's first new nuclear power plant in decades has been delayed.
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Fans can get carried away - Coleman

Friday, September 4th 2015, 6:31

Manager Chris Coleman urges Wales fans to get excited, but says he and his players will not until they qualify for Euro 2016.
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Singer Wilson crowned prog rock king

Friday, September 4th 2015, 0:22
related places: London

Singer and guitarist Steven Wilson is crowned the current king of prog rock after winning three prizes at the Progressive Music Awards in London.
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Cyprus 0-1 Wales

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 21:27
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Gareth Bale scores a late winner as Wales move to within three points of qualifying for Euro 2016 with victory in Cyprus.
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England collapse hands Australia win

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 21:09
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Southampton

A stuttering England batting display hands Australia a 59-run victory at Southampton in their first one-day international.
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UK will do its duty over migrants - PM

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 19:01

David Cameron says the UK will fulfil its "moral responsibilities" as pressure mounts to take in more people fleeing to Europe.
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Arsenal's Welbeck out until Christmas

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 16:24

Arsenal and England striker Danny Welbeck is expected to be out until Christmas after having knee surgery.
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UK reporters freed from Turkish jail

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 14:34
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Two Vice News British journalists arrested in Turkey on terror charges are being released from prison, but their translator remains in custody.
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Strong Ireland side to face England

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 13:04

Joe Schmidt picks 12 of his Six Nations-clinching side for Saturday's World Cup warm-up game against England.
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Alcohol price plans face further delay

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 12:35

Plans to introduce minimum unit pricing for alcohol in Scotland face further delay, following an initial ruling by Europe's highest court.
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Take That join Apple Music festival

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 12:32
related places: London

Take That, The Weeknd and Chemical Brothers are added to the line-up of the Apple Music festival in London.
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Nissan invests £100m in UK plant

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 11:30
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Sunderland

Japanese carmaker Nissan announces it will invest £100m in its UK plant at Sunderland to build the new Juke model.
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Drug deaths reach record levels

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 11:14
related places: More

More than 3,300 people died from drug poisoning in 2014 in England and Wales, the highest figure since modern records began, the Office for National Statistics says.
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UK service sector growth 'slows'

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 10:22

Growth in the UK service sector slowed to its weakest rate for more than two years in August, a survey indicates.
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Wales above England for first time

Thursday, September 3rd 2015, 7:59
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Wales are above England in the Fifa world rankings for the first time as they prepare for Thursday's Euro 2016 qualifier in Cyprus.
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VIDEO: Londongrad: TV show on expat Russians

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 23:05
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: London

The first Russian television series filmed almost entirely on location in London is about to air on the Russian commercial station STS.
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Murray braced for 'tricky' test

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 21:20
related countries: United States United States

Britain's Andy Murray faces Frenchman Adrian Mannarino as three Britons try to reach the US Open third round on Thursday.
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Eurostar passengers 'left in dark'

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 19:28
related places: London

Eurostar passengers left stranded overnight in Calais arrive back in London, saying they were left on a dark train with no food for hours.
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Lotus set to race at Italian GP

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 19:08
related countries: Italy Italy

Lotus are set to race at this weekend's Italian Grand Prix despite the British-based team facing an uncertain future.
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Clinic leaks patients' HIV status

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 17:59
related places: London

A sexual health centre in London mistakenly leaked the details of nearly 800 patients who have attended HIV clinics, bosses admit.
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Brooks to return as Murdoch's UK boss

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 17:28

Rebekah Brooks will return as chief executive of Rupert Murdoch's UK newspaper operations on Monday, News Corp has announced.
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