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Sharapova v Kvitova as it happened

Saturday, July 2nd 2011, 11:04
related places: Wimbledon

Czech eighth seed Petra Kvitova beats Maria Sharapova to win he first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, after Britain's Liam Broady loses in the boys' final.
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'£35,000 cap' for care of elderly

Friday, July 1st 2011, 19:07

An official inquiry will recommend that the bill elderly people in England have to pay for care should be capped at £35,000, the BBC understands.
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Nadal ends Murray's hopes again

Friday, July 1st 2011, 18:42
related places: Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal beats British number one Andy Murray in the Wimbledon semi-finals for the second year running and will play Novak Djokovic in Sunday's final.
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England women fight back to beat Kiwis

Friday, July 1st 2011, 18:21
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Substitute Jessica Clarke puts England's women on course for the World Cup quarter-finals as they beat New Zealand 2-1.
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Jayawardene century sinks England

Friday, July 1st 2011, 17:21
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Mahela Jayawardene's highest score in one-day internationals sets Sri Lanka up for a 69-run victory over England at Headingley.
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Go for British staff, firms urged

Friday, July 1st 2011, 15:58

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith urges UK businesses to "give a chance" to unemployed young Britons, rather than relying on foreign workers.
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Haye primed for Klitschko meeting

Friday, July 1st 2011, 15:18

Britain's David Haye admits all his achievements in boxing would be forgotten if he loses to heavyweight rival Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday.
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Bafta tips UK talent for success

Friday, July 1st 2011, 11:43
related places: More

More than 40 young talents are named "Brits to Watch" by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta).
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Pair deny Stephen Lawrence murder

Friday, July 1st 2011, 10:33

Two men charged with the murder of teenager Stephen Lawrence in south London 18 years ago plead not guilty.
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Ticciati to direct Glyndebourne

Friday, July 1st 2011, 7:55

British conductor Robin Ticciati is to become Glyndebourne Festival music director from January 2014.
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Diamond League as it happened

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 20:12

Asafa Powell runs the fastest 100m of the year while Britain's Dai Greene wins the men's 400m hurdles at this season's seventh Diamond League event in Lausanne.
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Row over impact of pension strike

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 20:04

Thousands of UK schools close on a day of strikes by public sector workers, but Downing Street says industrial action by civil servants caused "minimal impact".
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Ministers to overturn bail ruling

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 18:32

Urgent legislation will be brought forward to override a court ruling which restricts police bail in England and Wales to a maximum of four days.
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Thousands stage pensions strike

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 16:38

Schools, courts and jobcentres are among the services affected across the UK as public sector workers strike against proposed pension changes.
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Murray ready for Nadal challenge

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 12:50
related places: Wimbledon

Britain's Andy Murray faces the daunting challenge of defeating defending champion Rafael Nadal on Friday if he is to reach his first Wimbledon final.
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Jellyfish force nuclear shutdown in Scotland

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 10:01

Torness nuclear power station reactors are shut down after jellyfish are found in the sea water entering the plant.
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Spacey's Richard III wows critics

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 9:36
related places: London

Hollywood star Kevin Spacey wins critical praise for his portrayal of Richard III at London's Old Vic theatre.
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Modern art auction fetches £108m

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 9:06
related places: London

A contemporary art auction including works by Francis Bacon and Andy Warhol makes £108.8m, a London record for such a sale, Sotheby's says.
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Text messages 'help smokers quit'

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 1:22

Supportive text messages can double the chance of someone successfully quitting smoking, according to UK researchers.
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Echoes of the past?

Thursday, June 30th 2011, 0:23
related countries: Canada Canada

Looking ahead - and back - at young UK royals visiting Canada
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Murray relaxed about groin niggle

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 21:52

British number one Andy Murray is relaxed about a groin niggle following his 6-3 6-4 6-4 quarter-final victory over Spaniard Feliciano Lopez.
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London-Toronto bourse merger off

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 21:21
related places: London

The London and Toronto stock exchanges scrap plans for a £2.3bn merger because of a lack of shareholder support.
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Probe into banned activist in UK

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 14:12

An investigation is launched after a leading Israeli-Arab activist managed to enter the UK despite being banned.
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VIDEO: 'Boy from Burundi' shines at Wimbledon

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 14:12
related countries: Burundi Burundi
related places: Wimbledon

Hassan Ndayishimiye made history at Wimbledon this week, becoming the first player from Burundi, a country in eastern Africa, to play at a Grand Slam.(UK users only)
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Conran donates to Design Museum

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 13:00
related places: London

Designer Sir Terence Conran donates £7.5m towards a project to develop London's Design Museum.
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Fall in UK service sector output

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 11:09

The UK's service sector contracted by its biggest amount in 15 months in April, but the data was affected by the royal wedding and hot weather.
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Warning of strike travel delays

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 9:24

Travellers are warned to expect delays on arrival at UK ports and airports on Thursday as hundreds of immigration and customs officers are due to strike.
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Rickman to make Broadway return

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 9:16
related places: Broadway

British actor Alan Rickman is returning to Broadway to star in the world premiere of Theresa Rebeck's new play Seminar.
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China and UK strike space deal

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 9:03
related countries: China China

Chinese and British companies agree a deal that will see three high-resolution Earth observation spacecraft map the Asian country's extraordinary growth from orbit.
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Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 8:55

The government's plans to cut legal aid in England and Wales return to Parliament later as opposition mounts from lawyers and campaigners.
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UK told to keep Somali criminals

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 8:24
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The UK must not deport two Somalis convicted of serious crimes because their home country is too dangerous, the European Court of Human Rights rules.
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Francis Bacon work sells for £18m

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 7:56
related places: London

A Francis Bacon painting sells for nearly £18m at auction in London on Tuesday.
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NHS faces 'diabetes time bomb'

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 7:39

The health service could be on the brink of a "diabetes time bomb" according to an audit of patients in England and Wales.
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VIDEO: Europe split in happiness survey

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 5:38
related countries: Italy Italy

In one of the biggest surveys of happiness carried out in the aftermath of the economic crisis, the vast majority of people in Britain, France and Italy have little faith in their governments and think the free market economy is a flawed system.
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Abductions by parents 'show rise'

Wednesday, June 29th 2011, 2:41

The number of British children abducted by a parent and taken to a country beyond Foreign Office protection has risen 10% in the past year, it says.
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Universities to compete on places

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 20:20

Universities in England will have to compete against each other and private providers for a quarter of their student places.
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Anderson inspires England victory

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 20:18
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

James Anderson takes four wickets in a resounding 110-run win over Sri Lanka in the rain-affected first one-day international at The Oval.
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Syria's ambassador to UK summoned

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 19:03
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

Syria's ambassador in London is summoned to the Foreign Office after claims a diplomat has been intimidating Syrians living in the UK.
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Strike to hit over 5,000 schools

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 16:20

Over 3,000 schools in England and Wales are set to be closed and over 2,000 partially closed when teaching unions stage strike action later this week.
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AUDIO: Aung San Suu Kyi on non-violence

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 12:39
related countries: Burma Burma
related places: London

Aung San Suu Kyi joined the Reith Lectures audience in London via a satellite link up from Burma.
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Live - England v Sri Lanka

Tuesday, June 28th 2011, 11:21
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England beat Sri Lanka by 110 runs in a rain-affected opening one-day international at The Oval.
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England held by Mexico in opener

Monday, June 27th 2011, 17:48
related countries: Mexico Mexico

England's World Cup campaign gets off to an inauspicious start as they are held to a draw by Mexico in their opening game of Group B in the Wolfsburg Arena.
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Knox killed roommate, appeal told

Monday, June 27th 2011, 17:35
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States

US student Amanda Knox did kill her British roommate in Italy, one of Meredith Kercher's killers has told an Italian court.
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Artists 'hit by UK visa system'

Monday, June 27th 2011, 15:38

Prominent names from the arts world say in an open letter that the UK's points-based visa system treats overseas artists "poorly".
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Live - Mexico v England

Monday, June 27th 2011, 15:34
related countries: Germany Germany, Mexico Mexico

England kick off their Women's World Cup campaign against Mexico in a Group B match in Germany from 1700 BST.
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Cameron hails China 'opportunity'

Monday, June 27th 2011, 14:47

Prime Minister David Cameron says China provides a "huge opportunity" for British business as he signs £1.4bn in trade deals, but also urges respect for human rights.
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UK military trainers withdrawn

Monday, June 27th 2011, 13:24
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

British military trainers working with security forces in Pakistan have been withdrawn at the request of the Pakistani government.
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India approves new review system

Monday, June 27th 2011, 10:53
related countries: India India

Cricket's controversial decision review system could be back on the table for the England v India Test series following agreement within the ICC.
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Hamilton vows to fight for title

Monday, June 27th 2011, 10:34
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton has vowed to fight for the title despite ruling himself out of contention just 24 hours earlier
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UK faces potential 'brain drain'

Monday, June 27th 2011, 1:35
related places: More

More than one in four workers in the UK would be prepared to move abroad for a better job, a survey suggests.
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Imported surgical tools 'a risk'

Monday, June 27th 2011, 0:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The only UK hospital carrying out strict tests on surgical instruments imported from Pakistan finds many are substandard.
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Elderly 'facing social care cuts'

Monday, June 27th 2011, 0:21

Social care budgets in England will be cut this year - despite promises to put more money into services, according to an analysis of spending plans.
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China 'will welcome UK products'

Sunday, June 26th 2011, 18:46
related countries: China China

China's Premier Wen Jiabao pledges to take measures to increase trade between the UK and China - and expresses support for the eurozone.
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2012 hopefuls miss out on tickets

Sunday, June 26th 2011, 16:33

Some 15,000 people who thought they had secured London 2012 Olympics tickets in the second round of sales told they will not receive them after all.
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Prisoners receive £10m in payouts

Sunday, June 26th 2011, 6:43

Prisoners in England and Wales have received more than £10m in compensation over the past five years, Ministry of Justice figures show.
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Tougher tests to enter teaching

Saturday, June 25th 2011, 23:30

Applicants for teacher training in England will be barred if they fail numeracy and literacy tests three times, say ministers.
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China premier arrives in the UK

Saturday, June 25th 2011, 21:27
related countries: China China
related places: Longbridge

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao arrives in the UK for a trade summit, and will begin his visit with a trip to the Longbridge car plant.
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Saturday, June 25th 2011, 17:53
related countries: France France

A British supplier of seeds has denied that its products are responsible for an outbreak of E. coli in France which has affected 10 people.
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Saturday, June 25th 2011, 16:41
related countries: France France

The Food Standards Agency is investigating reports of a link between vegetables grown from British seeds and an E. coli outbreak in France.
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Hacking suspect 'has Asperger's'

Saturday, June 25th 2011, 13:32

A 19-year-old man charged with hacking the website of the UK Serious Organised Crime Agency has been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, a court hears.
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Parade marks UK Armed Forces Day

Saturday, June 25th 2011, 13:02
related places: Edinburgh

A parade of 2,500 military personnel, veterans and cadets takes place down the Royal Mile in Edinburgh to mark UK Armed Forces Day.
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Live - England v Sri Lanka

Saturday, June 25th 2011, 12:52
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Bristol

Sri Lanka's opening batsmen rip into the England bowlers as they begin their quest to reach 137 and win the one-off Twenty20 match at Bristol.
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Faded history

Saturday, June 25th 2011, 10:50

The fallen British soldiers in a corner of a foreign field
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U2 finally make Glastonbury debut

Saturday, June 25th 2011, 9:40
related places: Glastonbury

U2 made their first appearance at the Glastonbury music festival, as the Pyramid Stage's headline act on Friday night.
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VIDEO: Bizarre bike ballet at French race

Saturday, June 25th 2011, 9:26
related countries: France France
related places: Magny-Cours

Watch a bizarre turn of events from an amateur race at Magny Cours as Cyril Guignard and Samuel Camier's bikes become entangled after a crash and start to spin together. (UK users only)
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Murray into last 16 at Wimbledon

Friday, June 24th 2011, 20:51
related places: Wimbledon

British number one Andy Murray beats Ivan Ljubicic in four sets to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon.
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Bank calls for debt crisis audit

Friday, June 24th 2011, 15:29

The Bank of England's new financial policy committee calls for an audit of UK banks' exposure to the eurozone debt crisis.
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Blair: UK could still join euro

Friday, June 24th 2011, 11:45

Former PM Tony Blair tells the BBC there may still be a case for the UK joining the euro in future, if the economic case for doing so becomes "compelling".
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Villas-Boas 'will conquer Europe'

Friday, June 24th 2011, 11:17
related places: Chelsea, London

The man who gave Andre Villas-Boas his first job in management believes the new Chelsea boss will win the Champions League with the west London club.
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VIDEO: Blair: UK could still join euro

Friday, June 24th 2011, 10:36

Former British prime minister Tony Blair reckons the UK could still join the euro currency one day.
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Live - Wimbledon day five

Friday, June 24th 2011, 8:01
related places: Wimbledon

Andy Murray waits to start his third round match as rain disrupts play on day five at Wimbledon, with Rafael Nadal in action after a win for Venus Williams and defeats for Andy Roddick, Vera Zvonareva, Laura Robson and Elena Baltacha.
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Cameron wins over Greek bail-out

Thursday, June 23rd 2011, 22:50
related countries: Greece Greece

David Cameron wins his battle to limit the amount of money the UK will have to contribute towards a second financial bail-out for Greece.
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'More' UK troops home this year

Thursday, June 23rd 2011, 14:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

More British troops than expected could be brought home from Afghanistan this year, MoD sources say, as Barack Obama announces US troop withdrawals.
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Winger Young seals Man Utd move

Thursday, June 23rd 2011, 13:02

Ashley Young signs for Manchester United from Aston Villa on a five-year deal.
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Dame Judi receives BFI fellowship

Thursday, June 23rd 2011, 10:32

Oscar-winning actress Dame Judi Dench is honoured with the British Film Institute's Fellowship Award.
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Schiele work sets new benchmark

Thursday, June 23rd 2011, 8:13
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: London

A cityscape by Austrian artist Egon Schiele sells for £24.7m at a London auction, setting a new record for the painter.
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Live - Wimbledon day four

Thursday, June 23rd 2011, 8:05
related places: Wimbledon

Roger Federer takes on Adrian Mannarino on day four at Wimbledon after Sabine Lisicki knocks out third seed Li Na, while Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams reach round three and Laura Robson and Elena Baltacha's matches are held over until Friday.
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Galliano blames drink for 'abuse'

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 20:52
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

British fashion designer John Galliano tells his Paris trial drugs and alcohol were to blame for his alleged anti-Semitic outburst.
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Libya operations 'cost UK £250m'

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 20:50
related countries: Libya Libya

The cost of UK military operations in Libya has reached £250m so far, government sources say.
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VIDEO: Peshawar exhibits old British fire engines

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 20:26
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A century old British fire engines are on display in a museum in Pakistan.
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Police to share national database

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 17:31

Police set up a computer system allowing UK forces to share intelligence on 15 million people.
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BA staff back deal with airline

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 15:13

British Airways cabin crew staff back the agreement to settle their long-running industrial dispute with the airline.
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Ticket holders learning 2012 news

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 14:25

Successful ticket applicants for the London 2012 Olympics have begun finding out which events they will be attending.
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Le Carre to receive German honour

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 11:12
related countries: Germany Germany

British spy novelist John le Carre is to receive the Goethe Medal for his "outstanding service to the German language and international cultural dialogue".
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Mandarin salaries to be disclosed

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 10:46

Some of the UK's top public servants lose a battle to prevent details of their salaries being made public.
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UK says Poland blocked CO2 deal

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 10:38
related countries: Poland Poland

The UK government accuses Poland of blocking a European Union effort to set a higher target for cuts in CO2 emissions.
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Ofgem to probe energy firm offer

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 8:18

Energy watchdog Ofgem is to hold an inquiry into a "potentially misleading" offer promoted by Scottish Power after it announced 19% price rises.
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Live - Wimbledon day three

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 8:01
related places: Wimbledon

Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal and Andy Roddick make easy progress on day three at Wimbledon, while Venus Williams battles through in three sets and Laura Robson wins her first senior Grand Slam match.
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Comet sales fall as revamp begins

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 7:13

Electronics retailer Kesa unveils a small profit rise, but sales at its UK chain Comet fall 7% ahead of a planned turnaround.
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Extradition rules overhaul urged

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 0:56
related countries: United States United States

The UK's extradition arrangements with the US and the EU need to be overhauled to protect the rights of individuals, a committee of MPs and peers argues.
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Clegg seeks greater Brazil trade

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 21:23
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Nick Clegg says the UK should aim to double the value of exports to Brazil as he seeks to develop trade links on a visit to the country.
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Picasso painting sells for £13.5m

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 21:02
related places: London

A rarely seen painting Pablo Picasso sells for just under £13.5m at Christie's auction house in London.
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Iraq hostages 'unlawfully killed'

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 16:52
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Three British security guards were shot dead by their captors in Iraq about a year after being seized by an armed gang in 2007, an inquest hears.
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GB football deal angers nations

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 14:27

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland react angrily to claims that their players could take part in a united Great Britain football team at the 2012 Olympics.
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Dame Judi given Freedom of London

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 14:23
related places: London, City of London

Dame Judi Dench receives the Freedom of the City of London in honour of her contribution to acting.
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PM criticises comments over Libya

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 14:19
related countries: Libya Libya

Prime Minister David Cameron expresses irritation over comments from some military chiefs about the UK's role in the Nato-backed Libya mission.
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Man, 19, held over website hacks

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 12:53

A 19-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of hacking into websites in a joint investigation involving Scotland Yard and the FBI.
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Green Lantern tops UK box office

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 12:47
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Action adventure movie Green Lantern, based on the comic book hero of the same name, tops the UK and Ireland box office.
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RAF chief in warning over Libya

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 8:54
related countries: Libya Libya

The RAF's ability to deal with future emergencies is under threat if British intervention in Libya continues beyond September, MPs are warned.
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England drop Collingwood & Prior

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 8:14

Former captain Paul Collingwood and wicketkeeper Matt Prior are omitted from the England one-day squad, with Craig Kieswetter and Samit Patel recalled.
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