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Museum to stage Hajj exhibition

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 9:53

The world's largest exhibition on the Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca, is to be staged at the British Museum, it announces.
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News Corp shares up after hearing

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 8:34

Shares in News Corporation recover ground after the Murdochs' appearance in front of a committee of British MPs.
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VIDEO: British troops hand over Lashkar Gah

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 5:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Lashkar Gah

British troops have handed over a section of Helmand province to the Afghan forces as part of the start of transition to security control by the Afghan government.
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Murdoch faces Australia questions

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 4:43
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Australian leader Julia Gillard says Rupert Murdoch's media operation there will face "hard questions" in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal in Britain.
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More competition planned for NHS

Wednesday, July 20th 2011, 2:07

Patients are getting greater choice over a host of community services as part of the government push to increase competition in the NHS in England.
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MPs rap BAE in corruption inquiry

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 21:28

The British arms and aircraft company BAE Systems has been severely criticised by a UK Parliamentary inquiry into a long-standing corruption case.
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Swann relishing India Test series

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 20:44
related countries: India India

England spinner Graeme Swann says it is time for the "real business" of the summer ahead of the first Test against India that starts on Thursday at Lord's.
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Soldier killed in Helmand named

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 18:59
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier killed in an explosion in Afghanistan's Helmand province on Monday is named by the MoD as Cpl Mark Anthony Palin.
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VIDEO: Star pupil Ajulu-Bushell's 2012 hopes

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 18:45

Olympic hopeful Acheing Ajulu-Bushell talks to BBC News about juggling A-Level studies, swimming and driving lessons in her bid to fulfil her dream of competing at the London 2012 Olympics.
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VIDEO: Hacking makes headlines worldwide

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 16:29
related places: London

Broadcasters from around the world have descended on London as the investigation into the News of the World hacking scandal continues.
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Debut for Clockwork Orange music

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 15:44

Songs written by author Anthony Burgess for a stage musical version of his novel A Clockwork Orange are to be performed in the UK for the first time.
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PM to defend UK's aid programme

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 10:40
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Prime Minister David Cameron is to make his strongest defence yet of Britain's foreign aid programme in a speech in Nigeria.
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Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 8:30
related places: Birmingham, London

The government's planned £32bn HS2 high-speed rail project connecting London and Birmingham is "economically flawed", a leading think tank says.
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Ripple effect

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 7:11
related countries: Aruba Aruba

UK scandal starts to grip Murdoch's Australian empire
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 6:57

Barcelona say they will 'fight' to sign Arsenal's Cesc Fabregas, Oscar Pistorius runs the 400m in 45.07, plus more.
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Payne seals 2012 spot with gold

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 6:12
related places: London

Swimmer Keri-Anne Payne becomes the first British athlete to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games in London after winning the 10k open water race at the Fina World Championships in Shanghai.
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Government 'to back badger cull'

Tuesday, July 19th 2011, 1:15

The government is expected to announce that it will back a widespread cull of badgers in south-west England.
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Monday, July 18th 2011, 19:20
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier has been killed in an explosion in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence announces.
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Yates quits Met amid hacking row

Monday, July 18th 2011, 17:32

Met Police Assistant Commissioner John Yates has quit after growing pressure amid the News of the World phone-hacking scandal.
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UK reservists get £1.5bn funding

Monday, July 18th 2011, 17:01

The government is to spend £1.5bn over the next 10 years to enhance the capability of the nation's military reserves.
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Killed British soldier is named

Monday, July 18th 2011, 15:20
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier from 9th/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's) killed in Afghanistan is named as L/Cpl Paul Watkins by the Ministry of Defence.
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Vandal sprays Poussin paintings

Monday, July 18th 2011, 13:09
related places: London

Two paintings by Nicholas Poussin are sprayed with red paint by a vandal at the National Gallery in London.
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Zuma criticises Nato Libya action

Monday, July 18th 2011, 11:43
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Johannesburg

South African President Jacob Zuma says military intervention was not the right way to deal with the crisis in Libya.
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BBC to survey UK mobile coverage

Monday, July 18th 2011, 5:13

The BBC wants to map UK mobile coverage around the UK and needs your help
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Brooks arrested by hacking police

Sunday, July 17th 2011, 17:49
related places: London

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks is arrested in connection with an investigation into phone hacking and bribery.
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Greek debt on 'knife edge' - IMF

Sunday, July 17th 2011, 11:37
related countries: Greece Greece

The IMF says Greece's debt is on a "knife's edge", as UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says he is "incredibly worried" about the crisis.
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Call to cut back Murdoch empire

Sunday, July 17th 2011, 11:31

Labour leader Ed Miliband and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg call for new media ownership rules to prevent individuals becoming too powerful.
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Bresnan returns to replace Finn

Sunday, July 17th 2011, 10:09
related countries: India India

Yorkshire pace bowler Tim Bresnan returns to the England squad for the first Test against India at Lord's, with Steven Finn making way.
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Troop pull-out 'may be dangerous'

Sunday, July 17th 2011, 9:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pulling out British troops prematurely from Afghanistan could "dangerously weaken" remaining international forces, MPs say.
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Live - Open final round

Sunday, July 17th 2011, 7:29
related countries: United States United States

Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke wins the 140th Open Championship at Royal St George's.
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Clarke secures one-shot Open lead

Saturday, July 16th 2011, 18:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Sandwich

Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke cards a third round 69 to take a one shot lead over American Dustin Johnson with one round remaining at the Open Championship at Sandwich.
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Saturday, July 16th 2011, 17:54

British Foreign Secretary William Hague says Prime Minister David Cameron is "not embarrassed" by the extent of his dealings with News International.
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VIDEO: 'Four of my children have died of hunger'

Saturday, July 16th 2011, 17:17

International Development Secretary, Andrew Mitchell, has urged the international community to help the victims of the drought in East Africa as the UK pledges £52m in aid.
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Mitchell urges Africa aid action

Saturday, July 16th 2011, 13:05

International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell urges the global community to help drought-hit east Africa, as the UK gives £52m in aid.
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Rare aphrodisiac

Saturday, July 16th 2011, 11:00

On the trail of the magnificent 'love nut' presented to British royals
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Open day three as it happened

Saturday, July 16th 2011, 7:51
related countries: United States United States

Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke leads American Dustin Johnson by one heading into the final day of the Open at Royal St George’s.
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Police officer shot chasing men

Friday, July 15th 2011, 23:34
related places: London

A police officer is shot in the arm as he chases three men along a London street.
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'Shaken' Murdoch in Milly apology

Friday, July 15th 2011, 21:19
related places: London

A "humbled and very shaken" Rupert Murdoch apologises to the family of Milly Dowler in a meeting in London, as executive Rebekah Brooks resigns.
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Clarke and Glover share Open lead

Friday, July 15th 2011, 19:34

Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke fires a second round 68 to share the lead with Lucas Glover at the halfway stage of the 2011 Open Championship at Royal St George's.
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NZ happy with England black kit

Friday, July 15th 2011, 16:17
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

The Rugby Football Union insists hosts New Zealand are happy for England to wear a new all-black change kit at the World Cup.
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Brooks quits over phone hacking

Friday, July 15th 2011, 15:33

Rebekah Brooks resigns as chief executive of News International, saying she was "detracting attention" as the firm tackles the phone-hacking scandal.
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'Magical' jackpot thrills couple

Friday, July 15th 2011, 14:53

Colin and Chris Weir, from Ayrshire, say they are "tickled pink" by their £161m win, as they emerge as the winners of the Euromillions jackpot.
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Rocker's son jailed for violence

Friday, July 15th 2011, 13:35
related places: London

Charlie Gilmour, son of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, is jailed for 16 months for a rampage at a student fees protest in London.
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Fletcher wary of England threat

Friday, July 15th 2011, 11:11
related countries: India India

India coach Duncan Fletcher praises the improvement made by England since he left the set-up in 2007.
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UK sends more warplanes to Libya

Friday, July 15th 2011, 10:51
related countries: Libya Libya

The UK is to send a further four Tornado aircraft as part of the Nato deployment in Libya.
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VIDEO: Hole-in-one for Watson on sixth

Friday, July 15th 2011, 10:07

Tom Watson's tee shot on the par-three sixth at Royal St George's bounces straight into the cup to give the veteran a hole-in-one at the Open Championship. (UK users only)
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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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