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VIDEO: Libya opposition ready for change

Monday, June 13th 2011, 13:06
related countries: Libya Libya

Libyan opposition leader Hassan El Amin, returned from exile in the UK, says the movement is well placed to take over the running of the country "when Gaddafi falls".
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Rediscovered Van Dyck up for sale

Monday, June 13th 2011, 12:07
related places: London

Sotheby's London is to auction a portrait of a monk, credited to Anthony van Dyck, that was previously thought to have been painted by Rubens.
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Live - Murray v Tsonga

Monday, June 13th 2011, 11:22
related countries: France France

British number one Andy Murray takes on France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the rescheduled Aegon Championships final at Queen's Club.
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War Horse scoops five Tony Awards

Monday, June 13th 2011, 10:02
related places: New York

UK export War Horse wins five prizes including best play at the Tony Awards in New York while Briton Mark Rylance wins the top acting award for Jerusalem.
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Forest appoint McClaren as boss

Monday, June 13th 2011, 9:53

Nottingham Forest appoint former England boss Steve McClaren as their new manager on a three-year contract.
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UK boosts its child vaccine fund

Monday, June 13th 2011, 9:01
related places: London

UK Prime Minister David Cameron pledges £814m to help vaccinate children around the world against preventable diseases like pneumonia.
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Review to recommend NHS changes

Monday, June 13th 2011, 8:10

An independent review of the government's planned shake-up of the NHS in England is expected to recommend significant changes.
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'Damascus gay girl' blog a hoax

Monday, June 13th 2011, 3:58
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

A blog claiming to be written by a gay woman in Syria is revealed to be the work of an American man living in Scotland.
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Sri Lanka tour match ends in draw

Sunday, June 12th 2011, 18:34
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Rain ends Sri Lanka's hopes of valuable batting practice ahead of the third Test against England as they draw against Essex.
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DPP backs televised courts idea

Sunday, June 12th 2011, 17:07

The Director of Public Prosecutions of England and Wales, Keir Starmer, has backed calls for some court proceedings to be televised.
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UK Eritrea 'spies' are released

Sunday, June 12th 2011, 14:51
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea

Four Britons held in Eritrea on spying and terrorism charges since December have been released, the Foreign Office (FCO) says.
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Stoner surges to Silverstone win

Sunday, June 12th 2011, 12:54
related places: Silverstone

Casey Stoner wins the British MotoGP at Silverstone to take over the championship lead as defending champion Jorge Lorenzo crashes out.
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Anderson returns to England squad

Sunday, June 12th 2011, 8:29
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Fast bowler James Anderson is back from injury to take his place in the England squad to face Sri Lanka in the third Test at the Rose Bowl.
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Drinks firm funds pregnancy move

Sunday, June 12th 2011, 1:26

Drinks retailer Diageo is to fund a health campaign aiming to educate women in England and Wales on the dangers of alcohol during pregnancy.
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VIDEO: Misrata takes stock after bombardment

Saturday, June 11th 2011, 22:30
related countries: Libya Libya

British Apache helicopters have carried out their first operations around Misrata in Libya following heavy fighting which killed at least 31.
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New York Diamond League as it happened

Saturday, June 11th 2011, 18:28
related places: New York

British heptathlon world champion Jessica Ennis and the fastest man in the world this year Tyson Gay are in action in the season's sixth Diamond League event in New York.
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Gove denies U-turn on school cuts

Saturday, June 11th 2011, 15:43

Education Secretary Michael Gove denies making a U-turn after ordering a review of cuts to local authority support services in England.
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UK investors in bonds battle

Saturday, June 11th 2011, 14:40
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The Bank of Ireland could face legal action from UK investors over a rescue plan which would see some bond holders lose 80% of their investment.
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Stoner rides to Silverstone pole

Saturday, June 11th 2011, 14:08
related places: Silverstone

Casey Stoner claims pole position for Sunday's British MotoGP at Silverstone as British rider Cal Crutchlow suffers a broken collarbone.
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Rampant Murray into Queen's final

Saturday, June 11th 2011, 13:28

Britain's Andy Murray outclasses former world number one Andy Roddick 6-3 6-1 at Queen's Club and will take on Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the Aegon Championships final.
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Live - Ward v Tsonga

Saturday, June 11th 2011, 11:31

British number two James Ward meets Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the semi-final of the Aegon Championships after an imperious Andy Murray cruises past four-time winner Andy Roddick to reach the final.
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Siblings killed in US air crash

Friday, June 10th 2011, 19:25
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida

A 21-year-old aviation student from Scotland is killed along with her brother when the light aircraft she was piloting crashes in central Florida.
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Queen's Club day five as it happened

Friday, June 10th 2011, 19:16

British number two James Ward books a place in the Queen's last four where he will meet Rafael Nadal's conqueror, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, while Andy Roddick and Andy Murray also move into the semis - where they will play each other.
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Hackers target UK games developer

Friday, June 10th 2011, 14:56

The personal details of thousands of people have been stolen after hackers targeted British games developer Codemasters.
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Ballet star admits O2 challenges

Friday, June 10th 2011, 13:37
related places: London

Ballet star Carlos Acosta says London's O2 Arena's is "not ideal" as a venue to stage The Royal Ballet's Romeo and Juliet.
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UK presses Eritrea over 'spies'

Friday, June 10th 2011, 11:05
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea

The Foreign Office continues to press Eritrea for consular access to four Britons held there since December accused of spying and terrorism.
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Parts of England hit by drought

Friday, June 10th 2011, 10:26

Parts of the East of England are now in a state of drought, with areas elsewhere also at imminent risk, the government says.
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Passengers quit stranded trains

Friday, June 10th 2011, 9:13
related places: London

Desperate passengers tell of how they got out of trains which were stuck for hours on South West Trains services outside London.
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Politicians in 'e-mail hack' call

Friday, June 10th 2011, 8:42

Lord Mandelson contacts Scotland Yard after a private investigator was accused in Parliament of targeting public figures for a newspaper.
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Ward v Querrey as it happened

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 20:07
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: London

James Ward's third-round match at Queen's against Sam Querrey will reach its conclusion on Friday after play is suspended because of poor light.
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Air quality row may hit Olympics

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 18:23

The UK is set to miss EU targets on air quality, government documents say, which may mean a legal row just before the London Olympic Games.
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Top India artist MF Husain dies

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 18:14
related countries: India India
related places: London

Celebrated Indian artist MF Husain dies in a London hospital aged 95 after years of self-imposed exile.
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Sri Lanka swansong for Jayasuriya

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 15:15

Sri Lanka all-rounder Sanath Jayasuriya plans to retire from international cricket during this month's tour of England.
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VIDEO: Refugees head for Syrian-Turkish border

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 12:53
related countries: France France, Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Britain and France have presented a revised draft resolution to the UN Security Council condemning Syria's suppression of protests and calling for an immediate end to the violence.
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Archbishop criticises coalition

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 11:46
related places: Canterbury

The Archbishop of Canterbury warns that the government is committing Britain to fundamental reforms in health and education "for which no-one voted".
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UK interest rates remain at 0.5%

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 11:16

UK interest rates are kept on hold again at the record low of 0.5% by the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee.
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GPs want 'more NHS concessions'

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 9:30

GPs at the BMA conference say the suggested changes to the government's NHS plans for England do not go far enough.
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BMW to invest £500m in UK plants

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 9:19

Mini and Rolls-Royce maker BMW announces plans to invest £500m in the UK over the next three years, safeguarding 5,000 jobs.
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Sky to boost original programming

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 9:06

Sky will raise spending on original UK TV programming to £600m a year over the next three years, an increase of more than 50%, its chief executive says.
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Western powers push UN Syria vote

Thursday, June 9th 2011, 4:45
related countries: France France, Syria Syria

The UK and France present a draft UN resolution condemning Syria's suppression of protests, but stopping short of authorising concrete action.
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Half pay mooted for new teachers

Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 23:52

Fears are sparked after Scotland's largest education authority calls for all probationer teachers to be put on half pay.
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Rethink on prison sentence plan

Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 16:14

Plans to offer sentence discounts of up to 50% for an early guilty plea could be shelved - as Labour says crime policy is in "a total mess".
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Golden glow for London 2012 torch

Wednesday, June 8th 2011, 15:52

The London 2012 Olympic torch has been unveiled as a slim three-sided form of perforated golden metal, light enough for young torchbearers to carry.
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England forced to settle for draw

Tuesday, June 7th 2011, 17:10
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England maintain a 1-0 series lead after they draw the second Test of the three-match contest against Sri Lanka.
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Cameron unveils major NHS rethink

Tuesday, June 7th 2011, 16:28

David Cameron outlines "real changes" to controversial NHS reforms in England, including more say for hospital doctors and nurses and limits on competition.
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Prior sorry for smashing window

Tuesday, June 7th 2011, 15:48

England's Matt Prior apologises for smashing a window at Lord's, causing a cut to one of the spectators.
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UK marines on Yemen exit standby

Tuesday, June 7th 2011, 12:05
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Eighty Royal Marines are on standby off the coast of Yemen to assist with the possible evacuation of British civilians, the BBC has learned.
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HMV agrees new refinancing deal

Tuesday, June 7th 2011, 8:59

Troubled British music and DVD retailer HMV agrees a new refinancing deal with its lenders, worth £220m.
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VIDEO: Life and death on Afghan front line

Tuesday, June 7th 2011, 8:39
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A series of recordings has been released by the Ministry of Defence which gives a unique insight into the lives of British soldiers in Afghanistan.
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Jackson insurer sues gig promoter

Tuesday, June 7th 2011, 8:35
related places: London

The British firm that insured Michael Jackson's comeback concerts at London's O2 arena asks a judge in Los Angeles to nullify the policy.
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IMF supports UK economic policies

Monday, June 6th 2011, 21:51

The government welcomes the International Monetary Fund assessment of the UK economy which says no changes are currently needed to policy.
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Finn relishes final day at Lord's

Monday, June 6th 2011, 19:34
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England bowler Steven Finn warns Sri Lanka's batsmen they could face another torrid examination on the final day of the Lord's Test.
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Zimbabwe 'phantom voters' exposed

Monday, June 6th 2011, 17:56
related countries: South Africa South Africa, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

A leaked version of Zimbabwe's voters' roll contains 2.6m too many names, including four times more centenarians than live in the UK, finds a South African study.
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Warhol's Harry to go under hammer

Monday, June 6th 2011, 16:12
related places: London

An Andy Warhol portrait of Blondie star Debbie Harry is expected to fetch up to £5.5 million when it is auctioned at Sotheby's in London later this month.
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Live - England v Sri Lanka

Monday, June 6th 2011, 11:39
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England resume following a brief delay for bad light on day four of the second Test at Lord's as they try to extend their lead after bowling Sri Lanka out for 479 at Lord's.
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IMF's verdict due on UK economy

Monday, June 6th 2011, 8:24

The IMF is due to deliver its verdict on the UK economy later, a day after a group of academics called for a Plan B on economic policy.
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Soldier dies in Afghanistan blast

Monday, June 6th 2011, 6:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier was killed by a bomb while on a patrol in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has said, one of two fatalities on Sunday.
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VIDEO: Is Yemen's security a risk to the UK?

Sunday, June 5th 2011, 21:21

As Yemen's political landscape remains unstable, will the unrest pose a greater threat to the region's and the UK's security?
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Rain disrupts Sri Lanka progress

Sunday, June 5th 2011, 16:38
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Tillakaratne Dilshan scores a record-breaking 193 before being dismissed as rain and bad light halt Sri Lanka as they close on England's first innings total of 486 in the second Test.
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New adult care safeguards pledged

Sunday, June 5th 2011, 15:40

Vulnerable adults in care in England are to be given more protection from abuse, a health minister says.
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UK marine killed in Afghanistan

Sunday, June 5th 2011, 13:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A Royal Marine serving with 42 Commando has been killed while on a security patrol in the Nahr-e-Saraj district of Helmand province in Afghanistan.
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Government economic plan attacked

Sunday, June 5th 2011, 11:01

There have been fresh calls for an alternative economic plan ahead of the IMF's latest assessment of the state of the UK economy.
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Jai McDowall wins ITV's Talent

Sunday, June 5th 2011, 10:31

More than 12m viewers watch Jai McDowall win ITV's Britain's Got Talent, beating 12-year-old Ronan Parke.
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Live - England v Sri Lanka

Sunday, June 5th 2011, 9:30
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Rain and bad light disrupt play with Sri Lanka at 372-3 in their first innings after Tillakaratne Dilshan is out for 193.
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Experts review Supreme Court role

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 23:53

A group of experts is commissioned to look at the impact of the UK Supreme Court on Scotland's legal system.
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Capello places blame on fatigue

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 20:55
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Wembley

England manager Fabio Capello says a lack of energy was partly to blame for his side's 2-2 draw in their Euro 2012 qualifier against Switzerland at Wembley.
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Hague in Libya to talk to rebels

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 18:56
related countries: Libya Libya

Foreign Secretary William Hague and Libya's National Transitional Council have discussed a political roadmap for the future of Libya during Mr Hague's visit to rebel-held Benghazi.
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England hit back to salvage draw

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 17:35
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Wembley

Ashley Young's second-half volley rescues a point for an out-of-sorts England as they come from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 against Switzerland in their Euro 2012 qualifier at Wembley.
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Superb Dilshan makes England toil

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 17:31
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka captain Tillakaratne Dilshan hits a superb unbeaten 127 at Lord's as the tourists reach 231-1 in reply to England's 486 in the second Test at Lord's.
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UK helicopters in Libya attacks

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 13:15
related countries: Libya Libya

British Apache attack helicopters have been used in Libya for the first time, as Foreign Secretary William Hague visits rebel-held Benghazi in the east of the country.
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Terry backs Wilshere summer break

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 9:23

England captain John Terry backs Jack Wilshere's omission from the squad for this month's European Under-21 Championship to protect him from burnout.
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 5:47
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Lashkar Gah

A UK soldier has been killed while on a security patrol in the Lashkar Gah district of Helmand province in Afghanistan.
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UK reports four new E. coli cases

Saturday, June 4th 2011, 0:54
related countries: Germany Germany

The Health Protection Agency has announced four more cases of E. Coli infection in the UK linked to the outbreak in Germany.
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Britons told to 'leave Yemen now'

Friday, June 3rd 2011, 19:39
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Britons should leave Yemen on commercial flights immediately and not bank on UK government help as violence there escalates, the foreign secretary says.
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Albanian fugitives 'hiding in London'

Friday, June 3rd 2011, 18:36
related countries: Albania Albania
related places: London

More than 100 dangerous Albanian criminals could be in hiding in the UK and London, according to a secret dossier sent to Scotland Yard.
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England fight back on opening day

Friday, June 3rd 2011, 17:36
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Four half centuries see England recover from a poor start to finish strongly on day one of the second Test against Sri Lanka at Lord's.
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Inquiry into four refinery deaths

Friday, June 3rd 2011, 16:47

An investigation begins after four contractors die in an explosion and fire at a Pembrokeshire oil refinery, as the family of one victim confirm she was a 55-year-old fire guard.
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Damage author Hart dies in London

Friday, June 3rd 2011, 15:22
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Hart, London

Irish-born writer Josephine Hart, whose 1991 debut novel Damage was made into a film starring Jeremy Irons and Juliette Binoche, dies in London.
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Capello clears air with Ferdinand

Friday, June 3rd 2011, 13:34
related places: March

Boss Fabio Capello finally makes peace with Rio Ferdinand over his decision to strip the defender of the England captaincy in March.
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Rag Trade star Miriam Karlin dies

Friday, June 3rd 2011, 12:54
related places: London

Actress Miriam Karlin, best known for her role as shop steward Paddy in television sitcom The Rag Trade, dies in London aged 85.
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England v Sri Lanka day one as it happened

Friday, June 3rd 2011, 8:57
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Eoin Morgan and Matt Prior share a century stand to take England past the 300 mark against Sri Lanka on day one at Lord's.
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Lowry painting sells for £555,000

Friday, June 3rd 2011, 7:44

A Lowry painting, sold at the request of The Royal Scottish Academy, fetches £555,000 at auction.
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Four killed in oil refinery blast

Friday, June 3rd 2011, 1:16

Four people were killed in an explosion and fire at an oil refinery in west Wales, police say.
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New strain of MRSA found in cows

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 23:39

A new strain of the MRSA "superbug" is found in the milk of British cows and is believed to be infecting humans.
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Asylum seeker 'amnesty' condemned

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 13:33

So many asylum seekers have been given leave to remain in the UK that it effectively "amounts to an amnesty", a committee of MPs says.
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Warning for explicit online music

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 9:51

Online songs and music videos that contain explicit lyrics are to be flagged up for the first time in the UK, industry body BPI announce.
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UK celebrities urge drugs rethink

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 9:19

Several high profile figures have signed an open letter urging Prime Minister David Cameron to consider decriminalising drugs.
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Royal Academy honours Ai Weiwei

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 7:38
related countries: China China, Denmark Denmark

Detained Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has been made an honorary member of Britain's Royal Academy along with Danish painter Per Kirkeby.
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Blatter will not seek FA revenge

Thursday, June 2nd 2011, 7:36

Sepp Blatter insists he will not make England pay for their failed attempt to stop him being re-elected unopposed as Fifa president.
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Nature 'is worth billions' to UK

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 23:06

Parks, lakes, forests and wildlife are worth billions of pounds to the UK economy, says a major report that could change planning policy.
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Aggression key to Tremlett form

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 16:59

England seamer Chris Tremlett believes he has finally become the aggressive bowler everyone expected him to be when he made his Test debut four years ago.
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Rare Michelangelo to go on sale

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 11:35
related places: London

A rare Michelangelo drawing that has only been seen in public once is expected to sell for up to £5m in London next month.
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Airports 'won't lift liquid ban'

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 10:47

A British MEP accuses UK airports of dragging their feet over lifting the ban on passengers carrying liquids onto planes.
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Mortgage approvals reach new low

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 10:43

The number of mortgages approved for house purchases hit a new low in April, Bank of England figures show.
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Carrick out of England qualifier

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 10:40
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Michael Carrick pulls out of the England squad for the Euro 2012 qualifier against Switzerland on Saturday because of injury.
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Wolseley profits up on US boost

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 6:53
related countries: United States United States

Building supplies firm Wolseley reports a jump in trading profits as improved US trading offsets the "subdued" UK construction sector.
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Gibraltar blast hurts cruise-goers

Wednesday, June 1st 2011, 0:41
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar

At least 12 cruise ship passengers are injured after an explosion and fire at a fuel storage facility in the port of the British territory of Gibraltar.
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Trott named cricketer of the year

Tuesday, May 31st 2011, 21:28

Batsman Jonathan Trott is named as the England & Wales Cricket Board men's cricketer of the year, as chosen by the British media.
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FA & SFA want Fifa election delay

Tuesday, May 31st 2011, 13:05

The Football Association and the Scottish FA want Fifa to postpone Wednesday’s presidential election because of the alleged bribery scandal.
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Ali Dizaei told of 'phone hack'

Tuesday, May 31st 2011, 12:49

Lawyers for ex-senior Scotland Yard officer Ali Dizaei are told by detectives that he may have been a victim of phone hacking by the News of the World.
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