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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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Live - Wimbledon day two

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 7:57
related places: Wimbledon

John Isner beats Nicolas Mahut in straight sets as their match fails to live up to last year's epic, while there are wins for Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Serena Williams on day two at Wimbledon.
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Tactics shift sealed win - Murray

Monday, June 20th 2011, 22:26
related places: Wimbledon

British number one Andy Murray reveals that a mid-match change in tactics helped him recover from a set down to defeat Daniel Gimeno-Traver in his opening match at Wimbledon.
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Live - Murray v Gimeno-Traver

Monday, June 20th 2011, 17:33
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Wimbledon

Andy Murray goes two sets to one up against Spain's Daniel Gimeno-Traver under the Centre Court roof on a rain-hit first day at Wimbledon.
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Sangakkara denies England victory

Monday, June 20th 2011, 15:54

Kumar Sangakkara's maiden Test century in England denies Andrew Strauss's side victory on the final day of the third Test.
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McIlroy targets more major titles

Monday, June 20th 2011, 11:53
related countries: United States United States

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy sets his sights on winning more majors after his triumph in the US Open at Congressional.
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G20 death case sent to Old Bailey

Monday, June 20th 2011, 11:14
related places: London

A police officer accused of killing newspaper seller Ian Tomlinson during the G20 protests in London in 2009 is sent for trial at the Old Bailey.
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British Library makes Google deal

Monday, June 20th 2011, 11:02

One of the world's biggest collections of historic books, pamphlets and periodicals is to be made available on the internet for the first time.
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Stevens included in England squad

Monday, June 20th 2011, 9:01

Prop Matt Stevens is included in England's 45-man World Cup training squad.
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Late goals send England U21s out

Sunday, June 19th 2011, 20:45
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

Czech Republic score two late goals to dump England out of the European Under-21 Championship.
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Bell sets up England victory push

Sunday, June 19th 2011, 18:09
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

An Ian Bell century puts England closer to victory over Sri Lanka on day four of the third Test at the Rose Bowl.
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Church clears way for gay bishops

Sunday, June 19th 2011, 16:53

The Church of England is expected to confirm that openly gay clergy can be made bishops, if they are celibate.
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GB football team agreement close

Sunday, June 19th 2011, 14:46

The British Olympic Association is "incredibly positive" that there will be an Olympic football team comprising players from across Great Britain for the 2012 Games.
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Nadal to open Centre Court action

Sunday, June 19th 2011, 13:30
related places: Wimbledon

Defending champion Rafael Nadal and Britain's Andy Murray will both be in Centre Court action - possibly under the roof - as Wimbledon gets under way on Monday.
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Live - England v Sri Lanka day four

Sunday, June 19th 2011, 9:31
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England's bowlers are thwarted by a resilient Sri Lankan batting unit as the hosts attempt to force a win late on day four of the third Test at the Rose Bowl, set to finish late at 1930 BST.
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Drugs policy 'doomed to failure'

Sunday, June 19th 2011, 2:12

Government policies for treating drug addicts in England are flawed and "doomed to failure", the Centre for Policy Studies think tank says.
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Two Britons killed in plane crash

Saturday, June 18th 2011, 22:14
related countries: France France

A British couple have died after the light plane they were in crashed in the south of France.
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Child killer says Knox 'innocent'

Saturday, June 18th 2011, 21:38

A child murderer tells a court he has information which could clear Amanda Knox, who was found guilty of killing British roommate Meredith Kercher.
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Soldier shot dead in Afghanistan

Saturday, June 18th 2011, 19:22
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier has been shot dead in Afghanistan the Ministry of Defence has said, shortly after naming two others who were killed on Thursday.
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Pietersen moves England into lead

Saturday, June 18th 2011, 18:36
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Kevin Pietersen hits 85 to put England in firm control of Sri Lanka on a heavily rain-affected third day of the third Test at the Rose Bowl.
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Lemaitre leaves Chambers trailing

Saturday, June 18th 2011, 17:01

Christophe Lemaitre sets a new personal best in beating Dwain Chambers in the 100m at the European Team Championships, while Dai Greene is the only individual British winner in the 400m hurdles.
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Unison warns of pension strikes

Saturday, June 18th 2011, 13:59

One of the UK's largest trade unions is warning of the biggest industrial action since the General Strike over pension plans, but the business secretary says most trade unionists are willing to negotiate.
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Live - England v Sri Lanka day three

Saturday, June 18th 2011, 9:28
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England build a confident reply to Sri Lanka's 184 all out, with Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen each hitting authoritative half-centuries.
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VIDEO: Taking British stout back to Russia

Saturday, June 18th 2011, 7:58
related countries: Russia Russia

British brewers have sailed a beer-laden clipper to St Petersburg, retracing a centuries-old trade route, hoping to rekindle interest in imperial stout - once one of Britain's best-loved exports to Tsarist Russia.
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Beer of emperors

Friday, June 17th 2011, 23:42
related countries: Russia Russia

Taking British-brewed Russian stout to the land of vodka
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Webber's Love Never Dies to close

Friday, June 17th 2011, 16:58
related places: London, West End

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera sequel Love Never Dies is to close on 27 August in London's West End, it has been confirmed.
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Tremlett haul puts England on top

Friday, June 17th 2011, 16:04
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Chris Tremlett takes career-best figures to put England in control of Sri Lanka on a heavily rain-affected second day of the third Test at the Rose Bowl.
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Deported Tamils reach Sri Lanka

Friday, June 17th 2011, 15:20
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Colombo

Twenty-six Sri Lankans, mainly Tamils, arrive back in Colombo amid fears for their safety after they were deported from the UK.
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School's hair rule discriminated

Friday, June 17th 2011, 13:25
related places: London

A London school's ban of the cornrows hairstyle results in "unlawful, indirect racial discrimination", the High Court rules.
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UK ban on UPS air cargo screening

Friday, June 17th 2011, 12:24

The government says it has barred UPS from screening air cargo at some facilities in the UK because of security problems.
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Argentina rails at UK 'arrogance'

Friday, June 17th 2011, 10:18
related countries: Argentina Argentina

The President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, says the UK is "arrogant" for refusing to negotiate over the sovereignty of the Falklands.
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UK pupils 'held back by poverty'

Friday, June 17th 2011, 0:23

The UK performs poorly in an international league table showing how many disadvantaged pupils succeed "against the odds" in school.
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England strike on wet first day

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 18:27
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England's seamers dominate as Sri Lanka struggle to 81-4 at close on a rain-affected day one of the third Test at the Rose Bowl.
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UK retail sales fall 1.4% in May

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 15:04

UK retail sales fell 1.4% in May, figures show, reversing the rise seen in April when sales were boosted by the royal wedding.
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Call to delay Tamil deportations

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 14:57
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Human rights groups urge the UK not to deport about 40 Tamils to Sri Lanka, warning that they face the risk of being tortured.
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Live - England v Sri Lanka

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 10:40
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Tea is taken after rain once again stops play at the Rose Bowl, with Sri Lanka under serious pressure at 29-3 in the third Test.
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'Worst' primaries to be academies

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 9:46

Two hundred of the worst-performing primary schools in England are to be converted to academies.
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Spencer painting sells for £5.4m

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 9:21
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
related places: London

The auction record for a painting by Sir Stanley Spencer is broken twice within minutes at Sotheby's in London.
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Milburn attacks NHS 'car crash'

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 7:40

Former health secretary Alan Milburn calls the revised plan for the NHS in England the "biggest car crash" in the service's history.
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VIDEO: Gangster gun - Al Capone's weapon up for sale

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 3:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

A gun that once belonged to US gangster, Al Capone, is to be sold at auction in London.
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Bank watchdog holds first meeting

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 1:20

The Bank of England's new Financial Policy Committee (FPC) will hold the first of its quarterly meetings on Thursday.
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Live - Ukraine U21s v England U21s

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 17:57
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Ukraine Ukraine

England Under-21s are held to a goalless draw by their Ukraine counterparts at the European Championship in Denmark, meaning they must win their last Group B game to reach the semi-finals.
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UK urges S Lanka war crimes probe

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 16:05
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The UK presses Sri Lanka to investigate alleged atrocities during its civil war after "horrific" video of apparent prisoner killings aired in a TV programme.
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UK Tamils fear forced deportation

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 15:47
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

About 20 Tamil asylum seekers facing the prospect of being deported from Britain to Sri Lanka tell the BBC that their lives are in danger.
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Serena seeded seven for Wimbledon

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 14:51
related places: Wimbledon

Defending champion Serena Williams is seeded seventh for Wimbledon, while Britain's Andy Murray is seeded fourth in the men's draw.
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UK banking faces major shake-up

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 13:26

The UK's biggest banks must be forced to ring-fence their retail operations from investment banking, Chancellor George Osborne is to say.
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Gaddafi 'not attending Olympics'

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 13:07

The government confirms that Col Gaddafi will not be attending the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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Live - Royal Ascot day two

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 12:30
related countries: Aruba Aruba

So You Think, the Aidan O'Brien-trained Australian import, suffers a shock defeat at the Prince of Wales's Stakes on the second day of action at Royal Ascot.
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UK jobless figure falls sharply

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 10:54

UK unemployment fell 88,000 in the three months to April to 2.43m, the biggest drop since the summer of 2000, data shows.
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Shrek debut defies West End blaze

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 9:58
related places: London, West End

West End musical Shrek has its official opening in London, untroubled by a nearby fire that caused a show at a neighbouring theatre to be cancelled.
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Shearer will not be Cardiff boss

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 5:09
related places: Cardiff

Alan Shearer will not become Cardiff City's new manager after holding what he describes as "unsuccessful" talks with the club.
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Australian dinosaur had UK double

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 2:43
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

A dinosaur found in Australia is almost identical to a well-known fish-eating one from the UK, suggesting northern and southern hemisphere dinos had a lot more in common than previously thought.
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VIDEO: UK aid making a difference in India

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 2:14
related countries: India India

The BBC's Mark Dummett reports on the impact of UK aid in Orissa in eastern India.
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