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Austen script sells for £993,250

Friday, July 15th 2011, 7:47
related places: London

A rare Jane Austen manuscript will remain in the UK after being bought by Oxford's Bodleian Libraries for £993,250 at a London auction.
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Fire at south London tower block

Friday, July 15th 2011, 4:29
related places: Lambeth, London

Firefighters bring a blaze at a 17-storey block of flats in Lambeth, south London, under control
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Menezes family urges wider probe

Thursday, July 14th 2011, 21:15
related countries: Botswana Botswana

The family of Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes mistakenly shot dead by UK police in 2005 writes to the UK PM after it was revealed that a relative may have been hacked.
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VIDEO: Austen manuscript sells for £993,250

Thursday, July 14th 2011, 18:05
related places: London

A rare Jane Austen manuscript has fetched £993,250 at a London auction, three times more than its estimated price tag.
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UK cuts aid to Malawi government

Thursday, July 14th 2011, 16:45
related countries: Malawi Malawi

The UK cuts direct aid to Malawi following a diplomatic spat earlier this year in which each other's envoys were expelled.
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£9m bid to save gospel launched

Thursday, July 14th 2011, 15:36

The British Library announces a £9m bid to save the 7th Century St Cuthbert Gospel - the earliest surviving intact European book - for the nation.
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Burglaries 'up 14% in last year'

Thursday, July 14th 2011, 14:53

Burglaries at homes in England and Wales increased by 14% in the last year as overall crime rates creep up, the British Crime Survey suggests.
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Earthquake hits English Channel

Thursday, July 14th 2011, 10:06
related places: Portsmouth

An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.9 struck in middle of the English Channel south of Portsmouth, the British Geological Survey says.
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Gagarin statue unveiled in London

Thursday, July 14th 2011, 9:12
related places: London

A statue celebrating Yuri Gagarin, the first man to orbit the Earth, is unveiled on The Mall in London.
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Spelling mistakes 'cost UK millions'

Thursday, July 14th 2011, 1:09

An online entrepreneur says that poor spelling is costing the UK millions of pounds in lost revenue for internet businesses.
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Poetry prize shortlist announced

Thursday, July 14th 2011, 0:50

British writer Sean O'Brien is among those shortlisted for this year's Forward Prize for Poetry, an award he has won on three previous occasions.
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USA to face Japan in World final

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 21:13
related countries: France France, United States United States

The United States will play Japan in the Fifa Women's World Cup final on Sunday 17 July.
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Briton dies in Greece stab attack

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 20:59
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Zakynthos

A British teenager dies and four other people are injured in a stabbing on the Greek island of Zakynthos.
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McIlroy heads home hopes at Open

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 18:13
related places: Sandwich

The 140th Open Championship begins in Sandwich on Thursday with high hopes of a first UK winner in 12 years.
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Cavendish surges to stage 11 win

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 15:08
related countries: France France

Britain's Mark Cavendish takes the points leader's green jersey after out-sprinting rival Andre Greipel to win stage 11 of the Tour de France, his 18th victory in the race.
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UK unemployment total falls again

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 11:44

UK unemployment fell 26,000 in the three months to May to 2.45m, but the claimant count increased in June, official figures show.
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Extra pay for UK troops in Libya

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 11:25
related countries: Libya Libya

British troops serving in Libya will receive the operational allowance, Defence Secretary Liam Fox says.
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UK charities step up Somalia aid

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 9:59
related countries: Somalia Somalia

British aid agencies prepare to expand their activities in Somalia to help some of the 10 million people at risk of starvation in East Africa.
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VIDEO: Police tackle Belfast rioters

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 6:16
related places: Belfast

There has been a second night of rioting in Northern Ireland. Petrol bombs were thrown at police in Belfast, there was also violence in three other towns.
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UK ticket wins £161m Euromillions

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 5:55

A single UK ticket wins the £161m Euromillions jackpot, Europe's biggest lottery prize in history, but it is not yet known who the ticket holder is.
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US senator requests hacking probe

Wednesday, July 13th 2011, 3:00
related countries: United States United States

The UK hacking scandal reaches the US, with a call for an investigation into whether News Corporation journalists targeted any American citizens.
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Strauss relishing India challenge

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 19:38
related countries: India India

England skipper Andrew Strauss says he can't wait to take on top-ranked India in the coming Test series.
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Thomas Cook dives on profit alert

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 16:59

Thomas Cook shares plunge by more than a quarter on a warning that weak UK trading and unrest in Arab destinations will hit profits.
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Assange in extradition challenge

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 12:07
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: London

Lawyers representing Wikileaks founder Julian Assange ask the High Court to block his extradition to Sweden on sexual assault allegations.
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Vettel urges Red Bull to refocus

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 11:12

Sebastian Vettel urges Red Bull to respond after Fernando Alonso earned Ferrari's first win of the season at the British Grand Prix.
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UK inflation slows unexpectedly

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 9:35

The UK inflation rate fell unexpectedly in June, with the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) measure dropping to 4.2% from 4.5%.
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£9k fees at third of universities

Tuesday, July 12th 2011, 0:16
related places: More

More than a third of England's universities have had their plans to charge £9,000 for every single course officially approved by the official watchdog.
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Border error let activist into UK

Monday, July 11th 2011, 23:56
related places: Heathrow

The banned activist Sheikh Raed Salah entered the UK after details from a multi-million pound security system were passed to the wrong Heathrow terminal, the BBC is told.
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UK's terror threat level reduced

Monday, July 11th 2011, 14:47

The UK terror threat level is being reduced from "severe" to "substantial", the home secretary has announced.
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Looted church sculpture is found

Monday, July 11th 2011, 11:44
related places: London

A sculpture looted from a London church during the Blitz is to be returned to its former home.
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Sportsday Live - Monday's sports news as it happened

Monday, July 11th 2011, 6:57

Reaction to Michael Essien's knee injury and the other top stories from Monday.
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Poor 'lag' in struggling schools

Sunday, July 10th 2011, 23:06

The gap between the poorest children and their better-off peers in struggling schools in England is wider than in other schools, research suggests.
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Murdoch says Brooks is priority

Sunday, July 10th 2011, 19:24

Rupert Murdoch says News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks is his first priority, after arriving in the UK to handle the phone-hacking crisis.
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Murdoch in UK amid BSkyB pressure

Sunday, July 10th 2011, 17:41

Rupert Murdoch arrives in the UK to take charge of the handling of the phone-hacking crisis as he faces growing pressure to scrap his BSkyB takeover bid.
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Team orders frustrate Webber

Sunday, July 10th 2011, 15:26

Red Bull driver Mark Webber admits his frustration after being told not to overtake team-mate Sebastian Vettel during the British Grand Prix.
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Alonso storms to Silverstone win

Sunday, July 10th 2011, 13:36
related places: Silverstone

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso takes full advantage of a pit lane error by Red Bull to win the British Grand Prix at Silverstone ahead of Sebastian Vettel, with Mark Webber third.
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Live - British Grand Prix

Sunday, July 10th 2011, 10:00
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Fernando Alonso wins the British Grand Prix from Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber, with Lewis Hamilton holding off Felipe Massa for fourth as Jenson Button retires after a disastrous pit stop.
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Sportsday Live - Sunday's sports news as it happened

Sunday, July 10th 2011, 7:00

Fernando Alonso wins the British Grand Prix and Luke Donald wins the Scottish Open.
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Potato genome decoded for the first time

Sunday, July 10th 2011, 2:51

International scientists based in Scotland decode the full DNA sequence of the potato, one of the world's most important staple crops, for the first time.
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Hacking inquiry 'must start now'

Saturday, July 9th 2011, 20:24
related places: London

Labour calls for an immediate start to the phone-hacking inquiry so that evidence will not be lost when the News of the World closes, as staff work on its final edition.
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Powell could move on after defeat

Saturday, July 9th 2011, 20:17
related countries: France France

England coach Hope Powell says she is considering quitting after the World Cup quarter-final defeat by France.
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France end England's World Cup dreams

Saturday, July 9th 2011, 18:49
related countries: France France

England's women are out of the World Cup after losing a dramatic quarter-final on penalties to France.
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McLaren boss refuses to give up

Saturday, July 9th 2011, 17:53

Martin Whitmarsh insists it is too early to write off McLaren despite a disappointing qualifying display for the British Grand Prix.
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England secure series in thriller

Saturday, July 9th 2011, 17:27
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England survive a superb Sri Lanka fightback to win the fifth one-day international by 16 runs at Old Trafford and secure the series 3-2.
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VIDEO: Royals push UK talent on LA trip

Saturday, July 9th 2011, 17:09
related places: Cambridge

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are promoting some of Britain's brightest young talent on their two-day trip to Los Angeles.
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Chinook report 'to clear pilots'

Saturday, July 9th 2011, 17:07

An official review into the Chinook helicopter crash which killed 29 people in 1994 concludes the two pilots should not have been blamed, the BBC learns.
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Webber secures Silverstone pole

Saturday, July 9th 2011, 13:04
related places: Silverstone

Mark Webber wins a close battle with Sebastian Vettel and Fernando Alonso in qualifying for Sunday's British Grand Prix.
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Crash scanners to keep roads open

Saturday, July 9th 2011, 13:00

Police in England are to use new laser scanners at the scene of serious motorway crashes so they can clear the roads more quickly.
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Live - British GP qualifying

Saturday, July 9th 2011, 8:34

Mark Webber qualifies on pole position for Sunday's British Grand Prix, with Sebastian Vettel second, Jenson Button fifth and Lewis Hamilton 10th.
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William and Kate welcomed by LA

Saturday, July 9th 2011, 7:30
related places: Cambridge

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge begin a visit to Los Angeles by attending two British-themed events, featuring David Beckham among the guests.
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Sportsday Live - Saturday's sports news as it happened

Saturday, July 9th 2011, 7:00

Mark Webber on pole for British Grand Prix while England crash out of Women's World Cup.
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UK author leaves Singapore jail

Saturday, July 9th 2011, 4:27
related countries: Singapore Singapore

British author Alan Shadrake is freed from a Singapore prison after serving time for contempt of court over his book on the death penalty.
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Science's latest tricks for making things disappear

Friday, July 8th 2011, 22:46
related places: London

At the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition in London, scientists make visitors gaze in amazement as small balls vanish before their eyes.
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Webber on top at wet Silverstone

Friday, July 8th 2011, 14:25
related places: Silverstone

Red Bull's Mark Webber sets the pace in Friday practice for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone with Ferrari's Felipe Massa on top in the afternoon session.
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Aid agencies issue drought appeal

Friday, July 8th 2011, 13:09

A group of UK aid agencies launches a joint appeal aimed at helping more than 10 million people hit by drought in the Horn of Africa.
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Revellers ready for T in the Park

Friday, July 8th 2011, 13:08
related places: Kinross, Perth

Tens of thousands of people are gathering in Perth and Kinross for Scotland's largest music festival, T in the Park.
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British Gas puts energy bills up

Friday, July 8th 2011, 11:31

British Gas is to raise its gas and electricity prices from 18 August, a move that will affect nine million households.
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Australian call for Murdoch probe

Friday, July 8th 2011, 10:35
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

The head of Australia's Green party calls for an investigation into Rupert Murdoch's media holdings there following the phone hacking scandal in the UK.
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Live - British GP practice

Friday, July 8th 2011, 8:24

Ferrari driver Felipe Massa tops the timesheets in a rain-affected afternoon practice session for Sunday's British Grand Prix after Mark Webber of Red Bull goes fastest in the morning.
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MPs call for NI air tax to be cut

Friday, July 8th 2011, 6:28

Air passenger duty should be abolished on all flights from Northern Ireland, the NI Affairs Committee at Westminster says.
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VIDEO: Appeal launched for East Africa crisis

Friday, July 8th 2011, 6:03

A group of UK aid agencies has launched a joint fundraising appeal to help more than 10 million people affected by severe drought in the Horn of Africa.
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Bank returns call centres to UK

Friday, July 8th 2011, 2:29
related countries: India India, Spain Spain
related places: Santander

Spanish bank Santander says it is bringing all of its call centres back to the UK from India following complaints from customers.
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Data shows university entry gap

Friday, July 8th 2011, 0:36

Just five schools in England sent more pupils to Oxbridge over three years than nearly 2,000 others combined, according to an education charity.
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Stars in tearful Potter goodbye

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 21:17
related places: London

JK Rowling, stars of the Harry Potter films and thousands of fans said an emotional goodbye to the boy wizard at the world premiere of the final film in London's Trafalgar Square.
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Man jailed for trafficking girls

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 18:04
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The first man to be convicted of trafficking females out of the UK, in a case involving two Nigerian girls, is jailed for 20 years.
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UK holds Spain king plot suspect

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 17:24
related countries: Spain Spain

A Spanish man has been arrested in the UK on suspicion of an attempted assassination of the king of Spain in 1997, British police say.
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Guillem dance show wows critics

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 15:05
related countries: France France
related places: London

French dancer Sylvie Guillem's latest appearance on the London stage is praised by critics who laud the "flair" and "intelligence" of her performing.
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Forces' charity axes NoW campaign

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 14:31

The Royal British Legion suspends links with the News of the World amid claims the paper may have hacked the phones of bereaved military families.
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Court ruling 'opens Iraq cases'

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 11:57
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A court ruling that UK troops in Iraq were bound by human rights law should pave the way for a public inquiry, lawyers say.
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Dead soldiers' families 'hacked'

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 8:39

Relatives of dead UK soldiers may have had their phones hacked by a News of the World investigator, the Daily Telegraph reports.
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Cook confident of one-day ability

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 6:42
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England captain Alastair Cook hopes he has proved his doubters wrong after scoring 95 runs to help level the one-day series against Sri Lanka.
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Illegal film downloads 'up 30%'

Thursday, July 7th 2011, 5:21

The number of illegally downloaded films in the UK goes up nearly 30% in five years, new figures seen by Newsbeat suggest.
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Youths charged over boy's murder

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 23:39
related places: London

Two teenagers are charged with the murder of a boy stabbed in the neck in south-east London.
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Magnificent England level series

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 19:44
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England produce a classy all-round display to demolish Sri Lanka in the fourth one-day international at Trent Bridge and level the five-match series at 2-2.
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Liverpool agree deal to sign Adam

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 13:55
related places: Blackpool

Liverpool reach agreement with Blackpool for the transfer of Scottish midfielder Charlie Adam, who will now undertake a medical.
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Live - England v Sri Lanka

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 12:24
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England take the one-day series with Sri Lanka to a decider on Saturday after thrashing the tourists by 10 wickets at Trent Bridge.
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NHS chiefs' waiting times warning

Wednesday, July 6th 2011, 7:21

Financial problems in the NHS are likely to cause a rise in waiting times in England, health chiefs believe, as a senior government official attacks the government's overhaul of the service.
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England & Japan reach Women's World Cup quarter-finals

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 18:04
related countries: Japan Japan

England's women book their place in the quarter-finals of the World Cup after goals from Ellen White and Rachel Yankey are enough to see off Japan in Group B.
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VIDEO: On patrol with UK troops in Afghanistan

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 17:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

David Cameron has issued a direct appeal to the Taliban to lay down their arms and become part of the political process in Afghanistan.
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Duran Duran postpone tour dates

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 15:16

Duran Duran postpone their European tour - including three UK festival dates - because of Simon Le Bon's ongoing voice problems.
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3D DIY chocolate printer debuts

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 14:08

Chocolate lovers may soon be able to print their own 3D creations thanks to work by UK scientists.
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Richie to headline Radio 2 Live

Tuesday, July 5th 2011, 12:01
related places: London

Lionel Richie is to headline Radio 2 Live, a one-day festival taking place in London's Hyde Day Park later this year.
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UK soldier missing in Afghanistan

Monday, July 4th 2011, 16:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An air and ground search has been launched for a British soldier who has gone missing in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, the MoD says.
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Social care costs 'need capping'

Monday, July 4th 2011, 14:58

Funding of social care in England needs a complete overhaul and the amount people must pay should be capped, an independent review has said.
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Killer admits Japan bathtub death

Monday, July 4th 2011, 12:48
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

A Japanese man admits raping and killing British teacher Lindsay Ann Hawker whose body was found buried in a bathtub of sand in his flat near Tokyo.
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VIDEO: Reagan statue unveiled in London

Monday, July 4th 2011, 11:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

A statue of the late US President Ronald Reagan has been unveiled outside the American Embassy in London's Grosvenor Square on American Independence Day.
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US embassy unveils Reagan statue

Monday, July 4th 2011, 10:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: London, Reagan

A statue of the former US President, Ronald Reagan, is unveiled in central London at a ceremony outside the American embassy.
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English 'divided' on Scots future

Monday, July 4th 2011, 8:51

Almost 50% of voters in England want Scotland to remain part of the UK, a poll for the BBC's Newsnight and World at One programmes finds.
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Prince performs first UK festival

Monday, July 4th 2011, 3:48
related places: Kent

Prince plays his first ever UK festival, with a two-and-a-quarter-hour set at the Hop Farm Festival in Kent.
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IVF procedure 'may cause Down's'

Monday, July 4th 2011, 1:44

Drugs used for IVF fertility treatment may increase the risk that an older woman will have a baby with Down's syndrome, say UK researchers.
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Bronze Ron

Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 23:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

Why is London getting a statue of a former US president?
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Cook reveals batting frustrations

Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 19:26
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Captain Alastair Cook says England's batting is the chief disappointment after a six-wicket loss to Sri Lanka leaves the hosts trailing 2-1 in the five-game one-day series.
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UK aid for drought-hit Ethiopia

Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 19:08
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Britain pledges $61m to provide food for 1.3m Ethiopians for three months amid the worst drought in the country for a decade.
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Beyonce conquers UK album chart

Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 18:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: Glastonbury

US star Beyonce claims pole position in the UK album chart, while her Glastonbury performance boosts her presence in both music sales rundowns.
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Cook ton in vain as England lose

Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 17:44
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England captain Alastair Cook hits a century but Sri Lanka ease to victory at Lord's for a 2-1 lead in the five-match series.
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UK 'rejects' changes to EU rebate

Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 16:01
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

The government has distanced itself from proposals from Brussels to change the way the UK gets its rebate on its contributions to the European Union.
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Live - 2011 Tour de France, stage 2

Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 12:00
related countries: France France
related places: Les Essarts

British-based Team Sky are among the favourites to win the 23km team time trial around Les Essarts.
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No 10 warned on benefits cap plan

Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 11:50

A government department warned Downing Street that a flagship policy to cap benefits could result in 20,000 people being made homeless, a situation Labour says is "not good enough".
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Warning over child liver disease

Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 8:32

About 500,000 children in England could be at risk of developing life-threatening liver disease because they are overweight, a health adviser says.
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Call for cross-party care talks

Sunday, July 3rd 2011, 4:26

A group of charities calls for politicians to hold cross-party talks on reforming the care system for the elderly in England.
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