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Million bid for 100m at Olympics

Friday, May 20th 2011, 8:39

London 2012 organisers receive more than one million requests for tickets for the Olympic men's 100 metres final.
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Lloyd Webber pledges £32m to arts

Friday, May 20th 2011, 8:09

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation is to donate £32m to UK art and culture organisations, it is announced.
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UK forces 'face vehicle shortage'

Friday, May 20th 2011, 3:22

British forces will face "significant shortages" of armoured vehicles for 14 years unless investment is found, a public spending watchdog warns.
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British Museum up for Arts prize

Thursday, May 19th 2011, 19:04
related places: London

The British Museum in London is one of four cultural establishments shortlisted for this year's £100,000 Art Fund Prize.
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Glencore's shares flat on debut

Thursday, May 19th 2011, 17:41
related places: London

Shares in the commodities trading giant Glencore ended where they started on the first day of conditional trading in London.
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Goodwin anonymity ruling lifted

Thursday, May 19th 2011, 17:41

An order granting anonymity to ex-Royal Bank of Scotland boss Sir Fred Goodwin has been lifted at the High Court.
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Plan B wins hat-trick at Novellos

Thursday, May 19th 2011, 17:02

Rapper-turned-singer Plan B wins three prizes at the Ivor Novellos, including best songwriter - presented by Sir Elton John - and best album.
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Royal wedding boosts retail sales

Thursday, May 19th 2011, 14:38

UK retail sales rose by more than expected in April, boosted by the extra public holiday for the royal wedding.
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Coastguard closures 'scaled back'

Thursday, May 19th 2011, 13:47

The government is expected to drop some planned closures of coastguard stations around the UK, the BBC understands.
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Rail tickets 'should be fairer'

Thursday, May 19th 2011, 11:29

A wide-ranging review of Britain's railways says tickets need to be "more equitable", with some fares becoming cheaper while others are made more expensive.
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VIDEO: Rwanda's young football hopefuls

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 21:15
related countries: Mexico Mexico, Rwanda Rwanda
related places: London

The Rwandan football team has arrived in London to train ahead of the Under 17 World Cup in Mexico next month.
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Kluft to retire after London 2012

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 19:36

Former heptathlon Olympic champion Carolina Kluft says she will quit athletics after competing at the London Olympics next year.
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Pair face Stephen Lawrence trial

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 18:21
related places: London

Two men are to stand trial over the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence in London in 1993.
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Queen visits Croke Park stadium

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 17:56
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

The Queen has visited sports stadium Croke Park in Dublin during day two of a historic visit to the Republic of Ireland.
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Trident renewal gets green light

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 14:56

The defence secretary gives the go-ahead for initial work to begin on the replacement of Britain's Trident nuclear deterrent.
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2012 Olympic torch route revealed

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 11:25

The first 74 locations on the London 2012 Olympic torch relay route, which will start at Land's End, are revealed.
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UK jobless total falls to 2.46m

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 11:01
related places: March

UK unemployment fell by 36,000 in the three months to the end of March to 2.46 million, official figures show.
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No change in Bank vote on rates

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 9:49

Three members of the Bank of England's rate-setting body voted again for an interest rate rise earlier this month, minutes show.
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Clegg fights NHS competition body

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 9:12

Nick Clegg will oppose the idea of a regulator to promote competition in the NHS in England, in direct opposition to Health Secretary Andrew Lansley.
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Prince set for Kent festival date

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 8:09
related places: Kent

Pop star Prince is to perform his only UK show this year at the Hop Farm music festival in Kent, organisers announce.
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Mothercare to close 110 UK stores

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 7:14

Mothercare is to close more than a quarter of its UK stores in the next two years as part of plans to cut its High Street presence.
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NHS e-records 'achieving little'

Wednesday, May 18th 2011, 0:46

Patients are getting "precious little" from the £7bn NHS electronic care records system in England, a watchdog says.
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2012 torch stops to be unveiled

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 23:43

The organisers of the London Olympic Games are to announce some of the places the torch relay will visit next year.
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Pomp and substance

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 19:12

Serious business looms behind the pageantry of Obama's UK visit
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Queen in tribute to Irish fallen

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 18:34
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The Queen lays a wreath in Dublin for those who died fighting for Irish freedom from Britain, during her historic first visit to the Republic of Ireland.
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VIDEO: Knox on trial again for slander

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 14:46
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States

Amanda Knox, the US student convicted of murdering her British housemate in Italy, faces a fresh trial, charged with slandering police officers.
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Ring-fencing row

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 14:22

Where does the UK's overseas aid money go?
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Bin Laden killing 'a precedent'

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 12:38

Osama Bin Laden's death may come to be seen as a precedent for "targeted killings" by states in the future, a report written for UK MPs suggests.
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West Ham player 'racially abused'

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 12:03
related places: London, West Ham

West Ham says one of its players was racially abused during an end-of-season gala dinner where trouble broke out.
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UK inflation rate jumps to 4.5%

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 11:05
related places: March

The UK Consumer Prices Index annual rate of inflation rose to 4.5% in April, up from 4% in March, due to rising transport costs.
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Thor continues box office reign

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 10:02
related countries: United States United States
related places: Atlantic, Thor

Thor is still the top movie in both the US and the UK after a weekend that saw the superhero film hold off competition on both sides of the Atlantic.
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Queen makes historic Ireland trip

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 9:51
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The Queen is due to begin the first visit to the Republic of Ireland by a British monarch, amid a huge security operation for the four-day trip.
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Sehwag eyes England tour comeback

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 9:47
related countries: India India

India opener Virender Sehwag expects to recover from the recurrence of a right-shoulder injury in time for this summer's tour of England.
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Players held over drug possession

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 9:37
related places: Edinburgh

Scotland footballer Garry O'Connor and two Hearts players are held on suspicion of possessing cocaine in Edinburgh.
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US student on Italy trial over police slander

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 9:11
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States

American student Amanda Knox - convicted of murdering her British housemate Meredith Kercher in Italy - faces trial again, charged with slandering police investigators.
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Fox challenges foreign aid pledge

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 7:40

Defence Secretary Liam Fox challenges a plan to enshrine in law the UK's promise to spend 0.7% of its gross national income on overseas aid.
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Plant clinics boost food security

Tuesday, May 17th 2011, 3:32
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

A "plant clinic" scheme to improve food security in developing nations receives a £6.8m boost from the UK and Swiss governments.
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VIDEO: Is UK's Queen welcome in Ireland?

Monday, May 16th 2011, 22:35
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The Queen will start an historic trip to the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday and become the first British monarch to make the visit in 100 years.
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VIDEO: Gaga is newspaper editor for the day

Monday, May 16th 2011, 21:42
related places: London

Lady Gaga guest edits international edition of London's Metro newspaper ahead of the release of her second full-length studio album "Born This Way".
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Military covenant to include IVF

Monday, May 16th 2011, 19:06

Council-tax relief and IVF treatment are among the benefits of the UK's military covenant announced by Defence Secretary Liam Fox.
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VIDEO: Tight security in Ireland for Queen

Monday, May 16th 2011, 19:04
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The Queen will make the first ever visit by a British monarch to the Irish Republic amid concern that dissident republicans might try to cause trouble
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Bomb warning received in London

Monday, May 16th 2011, 18:51
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: London

A bomb threat for London has been issued by Irish dissidents - in what officials say is the first coded warning outside Northern Ireland in 10 years.
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Police 'wanted beheading suspect'

Monday, May 16th 2011, 15:27
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

An arrest warrant was issued for a Bulgarian man three days before he allegedly stabbed and beheaded a UK woman in Tenerife, the BBC learns.
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Youths guilty of station killing

Monday, May 16th 2011, 12:32
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: London, Victoria

Five teenagers are convicted of killing a 15-year-old boy at Victoria station in central London.
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PM standing firm on NHS shake-up

Monday, May 16th 2011, 12:06

David Cameron says the NHS in England needs to change to avoid a "future crisis" but insists he will listen to public concerns about the planned shake-up.
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England land extra European place

Monday, May 16th 2011, 9:34
related places: Fulham

Fulham are likely to fill the extra place in the Europa League which Uefa has awarded England as part of the Respect Fair Play rankings.
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Singles hat-trick for Bruno Mars

Monday, May 16th 2011, 9:12

Bruno Mars track The Lazy Song climbs a place in the UK singles chart to make it a hat-trick of number ones from his debut album.
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LSE 'committed' over TMX merger

Monday, May 16th 2011, 8:50
related countries: Canada Canada

The London Stock Exchange says it "remains committed" to its merger with Canada's TMX, despite a rival offer emerging.
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UK viewers wooed back to Eurovision

Monday, May 16th 2011, 8:43

An average 9.5m million viewers in the UK tuned in to see Saturday's Eurovision Song Contest final, peaking at 12.7m, according to early estimates.
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MPs: UK subsidising nuclear power

Sunday, May 15th 2011, 23:51

MPs urge ministers to admit they are tacitly subsidising nuclear power despite promising that the industry would not receive such support.
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Three charged with boy's murder

Sunday, May 15th 2011, 22:08
related places: London

A 17-year-old girl and two 18-year-olds are charged with the murder a boy aged 15 who was stabbed in south London.
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Beheading suspect held in custody

Sunday, May 15th 2011, 21:23
related countries: Spain Spain

The Bulgarian man accused of stabbing and beheading a UK woman in a shop on the Spanish island of Tenerife is detained in prison by a judge.
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Fox supports Libya mission call

Sunday, May 15th 2011, 17:31
related countries: Libya Libya

Defence Secretary Liam Fox says he agrees with the head of the Armed Forces that Nato needs to intensify its campaign in Libya.
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UK marine killed in Afghanistan

Sunday, May 15th 2011, 14:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A Royal Marine from 42 Commando has been killed by a bomb in Afghanistan, says the Ministry of Defence.
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Rampant Rangers romp to SPL title

Sunday, May 15th 2011, 13:27

Rangers wrap up their third consecutive Scottish Premier League title with a convincing victory at Rugby Park.
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Live - Scottish Premier League

Sunday, May 15th 2011, 10:59
related places: Kilmarnock, Motherwell

Rangers brush aside Kilmarnock at Rugby Park to secure their 54th Scottish league title, while Celtic, who beat Motherwell 4-0, are left to rue a recent slip-up at Inverness.
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Canada's TMX gets rival LSE bid

Sunday, May 15th 2011, 10:53
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada's TMX Group receives a domestic takeover bid to rival the group's proposed merger with the London Stock Exchange.
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Police plans 'won't save money'

Sunday, May 15th 2011, 7:48

Labour has claimed that government plans to forcibly retire hundreds of police officers in England and Wales will not achieve substantial cost savings.
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VIDEO: Fox supports call to widen Libya targets

Sunday, May 15th 2011, 6:38
related countries: Libya Libya

The Defence Secretary Liam Fox has indicated he agrees with the head of the armed forces that Nato needs to intensify its campaign in Libya.
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EastEnders scoops top soap award

Saturday, May 14th 2011, 23:12
related places: Manchester

EastEnders steals the top prize at the British Soap Awards at a ceremony in Coronation Street's back yard, at ITV's studios in Manchester.
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Djokovic beats Murray in thriller

Saturday, May 14th 2011, 21:41
related countries: Italy Italy

Novak Djokovic withstands an Andy Murray fightback to continue his magnificent unbeaten run and reach the final of the Rome Masters.
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Beheaded UK woman named by family

Saturday, May 14th 2011, 20:13
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Westley

The British woman stabbed and beheaded in a shop on the Spanish island of Tenerife is named by her family as 60-year-old Jennifer Mills-Westley.
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Zoo criticised over gorilla death

Saturday, May 14th 2011, 18:51

A leading anthropologist calls London Zoo "incompetent" after the death of its baby gorilla in an attack by an adult male gorilla.
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Live - Scottish Premier League

Saturday, May 14th 2011, 13:29
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Aberdeen

Relegated Hamilton play Inverness CT, Hibs host Aberdeen and St Mirren take on St Johnstone in the final round of matches in the bottom half of the Scottish Premier League.
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Probe into beheading of UK woman

Saturday, May 14th 2011, 12:28

The Foreign Office is helping the family of a woman who was beheaded in a shop in Tenerife in what officials say appears to be a random attack.
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Measles returns

Friday, May 13th 2011, 23:13
related places: How

How the disease is spreading across Europe to the UK
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Nigeria gunmen kidnap foreigners

Friday, May 13th 2011, 18:25
related countries: Italy Italy, Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Kebbi

Gunmen in Nigeria kidnap two foreign engineers - a British man and his Italian colleague, in the north-west state of Kebbi.
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Diana film 'not sensationalist'

Friday, May 13th 2011, 17:08

A new documentary film about the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, is not controversial, says director Keith Allen, at its Cannes Film Festival premiere.
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UK woman is beheaded in Tenerife

Friday, May 13th 2011, 16:23
related countries: Spain Spain

A British woman is beheaded in a shop in Spain's Canary Islands in what officials say appears to be a random attack.
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Watchdog to probe exam standards

Friday, May 13th 2011, 10:20

England's official exams watchdog, Ofqual, is to investigate claims that standards are falling, following two decades of rising grades .
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Border Agency tip-off use 'flaws'

Friday, May 13th 2011, 8:18

A watchdog criticises the way the UK Border Agency uses intelligence to tackle illegal immigration.
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Met Police to help Madeleine hunt

Friday, May 13th 2011, 8:14

Scotland Yard will "bring their expertise" to the search for missing Madeleine McCann, the Home Office says.
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Lloyd's faces big disaster claims

Friday, May 13th 2011, 6:58
related places: London

Natural disasters in the first three months of 2011 will mean large insurance claims for Lloyd's of London.
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Incomes 'may fall to 2005 levels'

Friday, May 13th 2011, 3:39

Households in the UK may be facing the biggest drop in income for 30 years, a leading economic think tank has warned.
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Violinists dominate Classic Brits

Friday, May 13th 2011, 1:11
related places: London

Three virtuoso violinists are recognised at this year's Classic Brit Awards, held at London's Royal Albert Hall.
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Aegon reveals dip in UK profits

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 18:51

Pensions giant Aegon has faced a sharp cut in its UK profits after taking a hit for mishandling customer records.
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BA and union agree to end dispute

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 17:32

British Airways and the Unite union reach an agreement which could end the long-running dispute between the two sides.
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Cannes gets talking about Kevin

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 16:36

Critics heap praise on We Need to Talk about Kevin, the only British title in contention for the main award at the Cannes Film Festival.
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Fan in court after Lennon attack

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 14:12

A man appears in court in connection with an alleged attack on Celtic's Neil Lennon during his team's win against Hearts.
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UK offers office to Libya rebels

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 12:54
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: London

Libyan rebel leaders are invited by Prime Minister David Cameron to set up a formal office in London, as fighting against Col Gaddafi continues.
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Radio listening reaches new high

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 11:56

A record number of people in the UK are listening to the radio - 47.3 million each week, according to figures from industry body Rajar.
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Union considers BA dispute offer

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 10:59

Union members are meeting to consider an offer which could end the long-running dispute between British Airways and some cabin crew.
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Shot girl aged 5 'may never walk'

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 10:53
related places: London

A five-year-old girl who was shot in the chest in a south London shop may have lost the use of her legs.
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Eurozone in crisis graphics - GDP

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 7:36

Graphics comparing economic growth in the eurozone countries and the UK since 1999.
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VIDEO: Still reigning after 59 years and 97 days

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 6:50

The Queen has become the second longest reigning monarch in British history.
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MPs say UK needs 'snow supremo'

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 1:37

The UK should appoint a "snow supremo", a committee of MPs says, one of a number of measures to try to avoid a repeat of last winter's travel chaos.
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King's Speech wins trio of awards

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 22:30
related places: London

British movie The King's Speech is the big winner at this year's National Movie Awards, winning three prizes.
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Ministers defeated on police plan

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 20:45

The government suffers a surprise defeat in the House of Lords over plans for directly elected police commissioners in England and Wales.
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Live - Wednesday's Scottish football

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 18:14

Celtic must avoid defeat at Hearts in order to prevent Rangers being crowned Scottish Premier League champions, and take the title race to the last game of the season.
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FA to send Fifa bid bribery files

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 17:37

The FA will send a full dossier of the latest allegations of World Cup bidding corruption to Fifa.
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Britain 'under-estimated' Taliban

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 14:22
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Britain failed to accurately gauge Taliban resistance to UK troops in Afghanistan's Helmand province, the head of the armed forces says.
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Inflation threat from fuel bills

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 12:59

The Bank of England says it expects inflation to hit 5% this year, due to higher utility bills, and revises down its growth projection.
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Foster takes England career break

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 12:16
related places: Birmingham

Birmingham goalkeeper Ben Foster makes himself unavailable for England duty for an indefinite period to help prolong his club career.
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Qatar 'bribed' Hayatou & Anouma

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 11:10
related countries: Qatar Qatar

A UK parliamentary committee hears that Caf members Issa Hayatou and Jacques Anouma received bribes to vote for Qatar's 2022 World Cup bid.
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Spot fines plan for bad drivers

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 8:58

The government plans to give police the power to fine careless drivers on the spot - rather than taking them to court - as part of a strategy to make Britain's roads safer.
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Social care law revamp proposed

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 8:12

A major revamp of adult social care law in England and Wales is needed to ensure fairer access to services, the Law Commission says.
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Fuel fury

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 2:06
related countries: United States United States

US petrol is half the UK price, so why are Americans so angry?
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Price difference

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 23:03
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: London, Moscow

Why would a cup of coffee cost more in Moscow than London?
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Tuesday's Scottish football as it happened

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 20:56

Three crucial Scottish Premier League games could have a huge bearing on the destiny of the championship and who gets relegated.
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Win edges Rangers nearer to title

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 20:40

Rangers move four points clear at the top of the Scottish Premier League as they defeat Dundee United in Walter Smith's last Ibrox game as manager.
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