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BA begins pilot recruitment drive

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 9:26

British Airways plans to hire 800 new pilots by 2016, with half of the places being offered to first-time trainees.
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Shock and disbelief

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 8:38

People around the world on the riots shaking Britain
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Bus cuts 'threat to vulnerable'

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 6:09

Vulnerable groups, such as young people and the disabled, are being disadvantaged by cuts to bus services in England, says a committee of MPs.
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VIDEO: UFO claims not investigated in UK

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 6:01

The latest batch of UFO files released by the National Archives show the Ministry of Defence had neither the resources, nor the will, to study the thousands of reported sightings.
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Osborne to address MPs on economy

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 2:34

Chancellor George Osborne is to address MPs following the recent economic crisis and a Bank of England downgrade of growth predictions.
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Riot fightback under way, says PM

Thursday, August 11th 2011, 1:30
related places: Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester

The prime minister says "we needed a fightback and a fightback is under way" after a fourth night of unrest that has spread across England.
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Live - Wednesday football

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 17:59
related countries: Faroe Islands Faroe Islands
related places: Cardiff, Oxford

Northern Ireland trounce Faroe Islands in a European Championship qualifier, while Scotland win, Wales lose and the Republic of Ireland draw on a busy night of football.
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Man arrested over phone hacking

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 17:42

A 61-year-old man, believed by to be former News of the World news editor Greg Miskiw, has been arrested on suspicion of phone hacking, Scotland Yard says.
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England dominate struggling India

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 17:35
related countries: India India
related places: Edgbaston

Stuart Broad and Tim Bresnan share eight wickets as England bowl out India for 224 before captain Andrew Strauss hits an unbeaten fifty on day one of the third Test at Edgbaston.
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Riot mugging victim 'recovering'

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 14:35
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia
related places: London

A Malaysian student who was filmed being mugged after rioters attacked him in London is recovering in hospital.
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UK economic 'headwinds stronger'

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 14:34

The Bank of England has cut its 2011 growth forecast for the UK, warning that economic "headwinds are growing stronger by the day".
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'Quite a shock'

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 13:52
related places: How

How foreign media have reported the British riots
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Riots may affect Premier League

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 11:42
related places: London

The Premier League will decide on Thursday if this weekend's opening round of matches are to be postponed after another night of rioting.
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Trouble erupts in English cities

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 9:20
related places: London

Rioting spreads to a number of cities with unrest in Manchester and Liverpool, while three men said to be protecting their community have been run over and killed in Birmingham.
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Test can boost country - Strauss

Wednesday, August 10th 2011, 6:59
related countries: India India
related places: Birmingham, Edgbaston

England captain Andrew Strauss believes the third Test against India can provide a feelgood factor after continued rioting.
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Soldier guilty of rape and kidnap

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 19:32

A former soldier is found guilty of raping three teenagers in Wiltshire and south Wales after meticulously planning the attacks.
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British actor Wood dies aged 81

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 15:17

British actor John Wood - who won a Tony award in 1976 and appeared in numerous films and TV dramas - dies at the age of 81.
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IOC 'confident' over 2012 safety

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 14:07
related places: London

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) insists it has 'complete confidence' over safety at the 2012 Olympic Games.
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England game off following riots

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 13:35
related places: London

England's friendly against the Netherlands at Wembley on Wednesday is off and other matches are postponed as authorities react to a third night of rioting in London.
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Race is on for local TV services

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 11:19
related places: More

More than 60 towns and cities are in the running to host the UK's first local television services, it is announced.
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Music labels 'devastated' by fire

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 11:13
related places: Enfield, London

Independent record labels have been left "devastated" by a fire started by rioters which destroyed a stock warehouse at Enfield in north London.
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Further riots as violence spreads

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 9:57
related places: Hackney, London

Rioting has spread across London with cars and buildings set alight on a third night of unrest, with trouble flaring in other English cities.
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Sportsday Live - 9 August 2011

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 6:59
related places: London

London riots affect sporting fixtures, Andy Murray beaten in Montreal, plus more.
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Teenage pregnancy is 'contagious'

Tuesday, August 9th 2011, 0:52
related countries: Norway Norway

Teenage pregnancy is "contagious" between sisters, researchers in the UK and Norway have claimed.
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VIDEO: What caused the London riots?

Monday, August 8th 2011, 22:20
related places: London

Police and communities have been considering what has fuelled the violence in London over the past 48 hours.
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West Ham-Aldershot game postponed

Monday, August 8th 2011, 22:00
related places: Aldershot, London, West Ham

West Ham's Carling Cup game against Aldershot on Tuesday is postponed on police advice following the continuing riots in London.
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Ill Lampard out of England squad

Monday, August 8th 2011, 20:53
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Chelsea's Frank Lampard withdraws from England squad due to a throat infection as Manchester United's Tom Cleverley is called up for the first time.
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Indian anger at Dow Olympics move

Monday, August 8th 2011, 17:05
related countries: India India
related places: Bhopal

Bhopal disaster activists express anger at the decision to select the Dow Chemical Company as a London 2012 Olympic Games sponsor.
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May returns after London violence

Monday, August 8th 2011, 15:21
related places: London

Home Secretary Theresa May is meeting police chiefs following a second night of violence in London.
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Pupils 'should study maths to 18'

Monday, August 8th 2011, 11:41

Pupils in England should study maths up to the age of 18, says a report for the Conservative Party by TV presenter Carol Vorderman.
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UK soldier 'cut fingers off Taliban'

Monday, August 8th 2011, 10:10

The Ministry of Defence is investigating claims that a soldier from a Scottish battalion sliced fingers off dead Taliban fighters to keep as souvenirs.
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Looting spreads after London riot

Monday, August 8th 2011, 9:23
related places: London, Tottenham

Police condemn a wave of "copycat criminal activity" across London in a second night of looting and disorder following riots in Tottenham.
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Sportsday Live - Monday 8 August

Monday, August 8th 2011, 6:57

Carling Cup ties called off because of riots in London, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain secures Arsenal move, plus more.
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Agricultural theft 'on the rise'

Monday, August 8th 2011, 0:09

Agricultural crime is estimated to have cost Britain's farmers £49.7m in 2010, an increase of £8.7m on the previous year, a major rural insurer says.
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Cancer patients 'must exercise'

Sunday, August 7th 2011, 23:01

All patients undergoing cancer treatment should be told to do 150 minutes of physical exercise every week, says a report by Macmillan Cancer Support.
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Riot sparks major investigation

Sunday, August 7th 2011, 22:36
related places: London

Police launch a major investigation in the wake of widespread rioting in north London which saw attacks on people, fires and looting.
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Sunday's SPL as it happened

Sunday, August 7th 2011, 16:11
related places: Aberdeen, Motherwell

Celtic edge out Aberdeen 1-0 in the early kick off and Motherwell beat Hearts by the same score.
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Dozens injured in London rioting

Sunday, August 7th 2011, 15:58
related places: London, Tottenham

More than 40 people are arrested after rioting saw police attacked, buildings looted and vehicles set alight in Tottenham, north London.
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UK Apaches in action over Libya

Sunday, August 7th 2011, 15:51
related countries: Libya Libya

British military action in Libya is continuing, with Apache helicopters carrying out a strike on a headquarters of the Gaddafi regime on Sunday.
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Aberdeen 0-1 Celtic

Sunday, August 7th 2011, 13:10
related places: Aberdeen

Anthony Stokes' goal beats stubborn Aberdeen as Celtic make it two wins out of two in the Scottish Premier League.
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India's Zaheer out of Test series

Sunday, August 7th 2011, 9:04
related countries: India India

India's pace bowler Zaheer Khan will miss the rest of the England tour with ankle and hamstring injuries.
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Riots over fatal police shooting

Sunday, August 7th 2011, 7:43
related places: London, Tottenham

Police are on the streets of Tottenham, north London, where overnight riots saw petrol bombs thrown at officers and patrol cars and buildings set alight.
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PM and Sarkozy discuss downgrade

Sunday, August 7th 2011, 2:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Standard, Poor

Prime Minister David Cameron speaks to French President Nicolas Sarkozy to discuss eurozone finances and the US credit rating being downgraded.
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Quango 'has £6m credit card bill'

Sunday, August 7th 2011, 1:03

A credit card bill of £6.5m was run up by staff at the quango tasked with making police forces in England and Wales more efficient, it emerges.
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Torrential rain sparks flooding

Saturday, August 6th 2011, 18:31

Emergency services across north-east England receive hundreds of calls after heavy rain caused localised flooding.
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Saturday's SPL as it happened

Saturday, August 6th 2011, 16:12
related places: Dunfermline, Inverness, Tannadice

Dundee United draw with St Mirren at Tannadice and Inverness claim a point at newly-promoted Dunfermline.
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In pictures

Saturday, August 6th 2011, 15:43
related places: London

Designers' showcase at London's first Africa Fashion Week
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England hold off Wales fightback

Saturday, August 6th 2011, 15:25
related places: Twickenham

A debut try from Manu Tuilagi and 13 points from the boot of Jonny Wilkinson help England to victory over Wales in a World Cup warm-up game at Twickenham.
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Scotland 10-6 Ireland

Saturday, August 6th 2011, 15:21
related countries: Ireland Ireland

A late try from Joe Ansbro gives Scotland a win in a scrappy World Cup warm-up game with Ireland at Murrayfield.
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Bear attack wounded 'recovering'

Saturday, August 6th 2011, 15:17
related countries: Norway Norway

Four survivors of an Arctic polar bear attack recover in a Norwegian hospital as the family of a teen who died pay tribute to him.
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Live - Rugby World Cup warm-ups

Saturday, August 6th 2011, 12:37
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Twickenham

Scotland and Ireland meet at Murrayfield, while England welcome Wales to Twickenham as the home nations step up their preparations for September's World Cup.
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Bopara replaces Trott for England

Saturday, August 6th 2011, 9:52
related countries: India India
related places: Edgbaston

Ravi Bopara replaces injured Jonathan Trott for England's third Test against India at Edgbaston. Steven Finn is included in 13-man squad.
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'Future library' plans outlined

Saturday, August 6th 2011, 7:16

Libraries in England could share premises with health centres and police surgeries in future if new proposals are taken on.
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Paris and London

Saturday, August 6th 2011, 0:40
related countries: France France
related places: London, Orwell

On the trail of Orwell's outcasts
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VIDEO: Polar bear kills British boy in Arctic

Friday, August 5th 2011, 21:51

A polar bear has mauled a 17-year-old British boy to death in the Arctic and injured four other UK tourists.
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Grenada's James stuns 400m rivals

Friday, August 5th 2011, 21:13
related countries: Grenada Grenada
related places: London

Teenager Kirani James of Grenada upstages his more experienced rivals to win the 400m in a season's best time in London.
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Bear kills British boy in Arctic

Friday, August 5th 2011, 20:36
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: A

A polar bear has mauled a 17-year-old British boy to death and seriously injured four others in an attack on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen.
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Jones included in England squad

Friday, August 5th 2011, 9:28

Man Utd defender Phil Jones is included in England's provisional 30-man squad for the friendly with Holland next Wednesday.
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Greek crisis pushes RBS into loss

Friday, August 5th 2011, 7:31
related countries: Greece Greece

Royal Bank of Scotland reports a half-year loss after taking a £733m hit on its exposure to Greek government bonds.
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Man shot dead and officer injured

Friday, August 5th 2011, 0:40
related places: London, Tottenham

A man is shot dead and a police officer injured in a shooting incident in Tottenham, north London.
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McCartney voices phone-hack fears

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 21:36
related countries: United States United States

Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney says he appears to be a victim of phone hacking and will talk to the police when he returns to the UK from a US tour.
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Gang detained for park-stab death

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 18:21
related places: London

Seven teenagers are detained for killing a 16-year-old schoolboy who was fatally stabbed in a south-east London park.
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Tuilagi to make debut for England

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 11:02
related places: Twickenham

Leicester centre Manu Tuilagi will make his England debut against Wales in the World Cup warm-up at Twickenham on Saturday.
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UK interest rates remain at 0.5%

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 11:00

UK interest rates are kept at a record low of 0.5% by the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee.
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Groups 'to shun torture inquiry'

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 10:45

Campaigners and lawyers say they will not take part in an inquiry into the alleged torture and mistreatment of British terror suspects.
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In pictures

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 8:08
related places: London

African art on show at London's Tate Modern
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Breaking sports news as it happens

Thursday, August 4th 2011, 6:59
related places: Bolton, Liverpool

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew keeps door open for Joey Barton, Tiger Woods returns to action after injury, Europa League latest, plus more.
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NHS trusts warn over waiting time

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 23:04

Some of the top-performing NHS trusts in England are predicting they will struggle to hit waiting time targets, official documents show.
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Video 'shows Nigeria hostages'

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 23:00
related countries: Italy Italy, Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Kebbi

A video is released allegedly showing a British man and his Italian colleague kidnapped in Nigeria in May, reportedly by the North African branch of al-Qaeda.
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£300m cocaine haul found on yacht

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 15:30
related places: Southampton

A haul of cocaine with a street value of up to £300m is found hidden inside a luxury yacht in Southampton.
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Shell admits Nigeria oil spills

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 15:15
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Oil giant Shell accepts responsibility for two oil spills in Nigeria's Ogoniland region, in what activists say could set a legal precedent for UK courts.
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Harbhajan & Yuvraj out of series

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 14:08
related countries: India India

India suffer a blow ahead of the third Test against England as Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh are ruled out of the series through injury.
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MRSA rates fall to record level

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 12:00

MRSA rates in England have hit their lowest level since records began, official statistics show.
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Growth in UK services accelerates

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 10:18

Activity in the UK's service sector expanded at its fastest rate for four months in July, a survey suggests, but employment falls.
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Warning over cuts to armed forces

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 9:51

The military may be unable to fulfil its tasks after 2015 as a result of spending cuts, MPs say, as a minister admits there will be "capability gaps".
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Standard Chartered profits up 17%

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 6:36
related countries: India India
related places: London

London-based, Asia-focused Standard Chartered Bank reports growing profits in all of the markets where it operates, except India.
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Adlington seeks 2012 improvement

Wednesday, August 3rd 2011, 5:43

Double Olympic gold medallist and new world champion Rebecca Adlington tells BBC Sport she needs to improve for London 2012.
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Pull plug on NHS e-records - MPs

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 23:45

Ministers should consider pulling the plug on the central part of the NHS IT programme in England, MPs say.
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Wilshere hopeful after ankle scan

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 20:37
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Midfielder Jack Wilshere could miss England's friendly with the Netherlands on 10 August after suffering an ankle injury in an Arsenal pre-season match.
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UK construction orders 'stable'

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 15:19

The UK's construction industry continued to grow modestly July, but employment in the sector fell, a survey indicates.
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Potter overpowers Captain America

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 12:10
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Harry Potter remains the hero of the UK and Ireland box office chart - despite competition from Captain America - taking £4.6m to stay at number one.
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Brazil hope for England friendly

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 11:25
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Belo Horizonte

England could face Brazil in a friendly to celebrate the opening of a new stadium in Belo Horizonte in 2013.
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Primary 'three Rs' scores improve

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 11:01

The number of children leaving primary school in England with a good grasp of reading, writing and maths has increased.
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3D sales boost UK cinema takings

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 10:22
related places: Box

Box office takings were up in the UK last year although there was a decline in the number of cinema visits.
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Warne hails England's aggression

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 10:08
related countries: Australia Australia

Shane Warne likens Andrew Strauss's in-form England side to the great Australia teams he played in.
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IMF details risks to UK recovery

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 10:03

The International Monetary Fund says there are still "significant" risks to UK inflation, growth and unemployment.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 7:00
related countries: India India

Latest breaking football transfers, pre-season friendly results, reaction to BBC Sport's Price of Football survey, plus more.
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Charities 'hit by funding cuts'

Tuesday, August 2nd 2011, 1:49
related places: More

More that 2,000 charities across England have seen their funding cut or completely withdrawn by local councils, according to research.
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England power to emphatic victory

Monday, August 1st 2011, 16:33
related countries: India India

Tim Bresnan shines with bat and ball as England beat India by 319 runs at Trent Bridge to take a 2-0 lead in the series and close in on the number one Test ranking.
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Breaking sport news as it happens

Monday, August 1st 2011, 14:58
related countries: India India

England crush India in the second Test, Joey Barton is released by Newcastle, Hearts sack manager Jim Jefferies - plus more.
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Veteran Worsley let go by England

Monday, August 1st 2011, 12:30

Joe Worsley is set to miss out on the Rugby World Cup after being cut from England's training squad.
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I was a bit stupid, admits Bell

Monday, August 1st 2011, 7:07
related countries: India India

England centurion Ian Bell admits to being naive and "a bit stupid" in the incident in which he was run out, and later reinstated, in the second Test against India at Trent Bridge.
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VIDEO: UK concerns over Turkey border

Monday, August 1st 2011, 5:56
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey needs to improve its border controls before being allowed to join the EU, according to a committee of MPs in the UK, which is concerned about the smuggling of both people and drugs.
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Amy Winehouse tops UK album chart

Sunday, July 31st 2011, 18:04
related places: Back, London

Amy Winehouse's 2006 album Back to Black tops the UK charts eight days after she was found dead at her home in Camden, north London.
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England prosper as Bell reprieved

Sunday, July 31st 2011, 17:36
related countries: India India

Ian Bell helps England to a 374-run lead in the second Test against India with a century, after getting a reprieve having initially been given run out.
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Tseng wins Open to make history

Sunday, July 31st 2011, 16:18

Yani Tseng wins the Women's British Open to rack up her fifth major title at the age of 22, an achievement unparalled by any other golfer.
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NHS funds 'moved to rich areas'

Sunday, July 31st 2011, 9:29

Labour accuses the government of switching health spending in England away from poorer areas towards richer parts of the country.
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Broad wants win after hat-trick

Sunday, July 31st 2011, 7:57
related countries: India India

Stuart Broad says his hat-trick against India will mean little if England do not go on and win the second Test at Trent Bridge.
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Sportsday Live - breaking news as it happens

Sunday, July 31st 2011, 6:56
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, India India

Jenson Button wins the Hungarian Grand Prix, Ian Bell is the talking point on day three of England's second Test against India and the World Swimming Championships come to a conclusion - plus more.
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Home nations learn World Cup draw

Saturday, July 30th 2011, 20:06
related countries: Brazil Brazil

England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales learn their qualifying opponents for the 2014 World Cup finals tournament in Brazil.
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