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UK Guantanamo detainee to be released

Friday, September 25th 2015, 19:36

The last British resident being held in Guantanamo Bay, Shaker Aamer, is to be returned to the UK, the government says.
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UK tourist killed in NZ kayak accident

Friday, September 25th 2015, 19:08
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

One of two tourists who died while kayaking on a lake in New Zealand's South Island was British, the Foreign Office (FCO) confirms.
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David Gilmour denies Lana chart triple

Friday, September 25th 2015, 16:53
related countries: United States United States

Pink Floyd star David Gilmour beats Lana Del Rey to the top of the UK album chart, denying the US singer her third consecutive number one.
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Guardiola avoids England questions

Friday, September 25th 2015, 12:07

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola walks out of a news conference after being asked about the England manager's job.
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German art expert 'to run British Museum'

Friday, September 25th 2015, 10:45
related countries: Germany Germany

The British Museum is set to appoint German art historian Hartwig Fischer as its new director, according to reports.
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Smash Burgess, and the rest - Gatland

Friday, September 25th 2015, 10:31

Coach Warren Gatland says Wales aim to "smash" Sam Burgess and the rest of the England team in Saturday's World Cup match.
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China hails Osborne rights 'pragmatism'

Friday, September 25th 2015, 7:29
related countries: China China
related places: Osborne, Xinjiang

UK Chancellor George Osborne is praised by Chinese state media for focusing on business ahead of human rights during his visit to Xinjiang.
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Friday's gossip column

Friday, September 25th 2015, 6:14

England to target Guardiola, Newcastle owner to back McClaren & Martial agent criticises Wenger.
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UK business vote on EU 'up for grabs'

Friday, September 25th 2015, 0:17

Half of business people are awaiting the outcome of the UK's EU reform talks before taking their final position on EU membership, a survey suggests.
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Nearly 100,000 children 'homeless'

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 16:24

Nearly 100,000 children in England are living in temporary accommodation after being made homeless, new figures show.
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UK to launch vehicle emissions probe

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 16:23
related countries: United States United States

The UK is to launch its own investigation into vehicle emissions testing following the VW testing scandal in the US.
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England decision right - Pietersen

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 15:38

Kevin Pietersen says England winning the Ashes proves Andrew Strauss made the "right decision" not to recall him.
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UK 'ready to help' stampede victims

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 15:28

The Foreign Office says it is "ready to support" any Britons caught up in a stampede near the city of Mecca which has left hundreds dead.
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Wales did not break rules - Gatland

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 13:59

Wales coach Warren Gatland defends using non-World Cup squad players in training after being warned by tournament organisers.
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'No panic' over England selection

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 13:40
related places: Ford

England head coach Stuart Lancaster says he has not panicked by replacing George Ford with Owen Farrell to face Wales.
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1,000mph Bloodhound car unveiled

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 13:18
related places: London

The design team behind the Bloodhound Super-Sonic Car put its near-complete vehicle on show in London, ahead of an assault on the world land speed record next year.
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Chinese firms urged to bid for HS2 work

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 12:42
related countries: China China

George Osborne urges Chinese firms to pitch for £11.8bn in construction contracts for the UK's proposed HS2 rail line, on his visit to China.
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Ten arrested following Spurs-Arsenal

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 10:58
related places: London

Ten supporters are arrested following Wednesday's north London derby, but the clubs will not face any action from the FA.
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Wales pick Davies at scrum-half

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 10:02

Gareth Davies will start at scrum-half in Wales' World Cup match against England on Saturday, with prop Samson Lee on the bench.
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England changes excite Charvis

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 8:57

In his BBC Scrum V column, Colin Charvis says England's changes may encourage Wales to play a different game.
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Greens challenge UK drone strikes

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 7:50

The use of drones to kill UK citizens abroad is being legally challenged by two Green Party parliamentarians.
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Fraud 'costing NHS over £5bn a year'

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 1:15

The NHS in England could be losing up to £5.7bn a year to fraud in areas such as payroll, prescriptions and patient registration, a report suggests.
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UK to boost Syrian refugee aid by £100m

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 21:57
related countries: Syria Syria

The UK will give another £100m to help refugees in camps bordering Syria, David Cameron says as he arrives for an emergency EU summit on the migrant crisis.
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Study suggests Tube is 'too fast'

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 20:40

A modelling study suggests that if London Underground trains travelled slower, there might be less overall congestion.
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NI first minister rejects payment claim

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 16:07

Northern Ireland's first minister rejects an allegation that he was to receive a payment upon completion of NI's biggest property deal.
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VIDEO: How do you test a car's emissions?

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 16:00
related places: London

BBC News visited Emission Analytics in London to find out about one common method of doing a detailed measurement.
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VIDEO: Boxer Fury's bizarre Batman entrance

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 15:30

British boxer Tyson Fury attends a news conference for his world title fight against Wladimir Klitschko dressed as Batman.
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Scotland 45-10 Japan

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 15:23
related countries: Japan Japan

Scotland run in five second-half tries as they open their World Cup campaign with victory over Japan at Kingsholm.
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Farron 'to get Lib Dems back in power'

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 14:40

Lib Dem leader Tim Farron tells his party's annual conference his "mission" is to get them "back in power" across Britain.
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Patel replaces Ansari for England

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 13:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

All-rounder Samit Patel is called up for England's Test series against Pakistan, replacing the injured Zafar Ansari.
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Morgan & Wood get central contracts

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 11:30
related places: Durham

England one-day and T20 captain Eoin Morgan and Durham fast bowler Mark Wood are among 11 players to get central contracts.
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Councils 'need clarity over refugees'

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 11:08
related countries: Syria Syria

Key issues over incoming Syrian refugees still need to be "urgently resolved", local councils say, as the first of 20,000 due over the next five years arrive in the UK.
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Migrant crisis 'plays into' EU issues

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 2:13

Europe's migration crisis "plays directly" into some of the issues the UK is trying to renegotiate in its EU reform talks, the foreign secretary says.
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Osborne sets UK-China trade target

Wednesday, September 23rd 2015, 0:33
related countries: China China

George Osborne sets out an aim of making China the UK's second largest trading partner by 2025, as he makes a controversial visit to a remote Chinese region.
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Scots 'have 421 words' for snow

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 23:28

Scotland has more than 400 words and expressions for snow, according to a project to compile a Scots thesaurus.
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England to drop Ford for Wales game

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 22:18

George Ford is to be dropped for England's World Cup match against Wales, with Owen Farrell replacing him at fly-half.
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First of 20,000 Syrians arrive in UK

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 21:21
related countries: Syria Syria

The first Syrian refugees to be resettled in the UK since the government announced it was expanding its protection scheme have arrived.
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Slovenia 0-3 Scotland

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 16:30
related countries: Slovenia Slovenia

A Kim Little hat-trick earns Scotland a comfortable win in their opening Euro 2017 qualifier in Slovenia.
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Addenbrooke's patients 'put at risk'

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 14:29

One of the UK's biggest NHS trusts is put in special measures after inspectors found concerns over staffing, treatment delays and governance failings.
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Government borrowing edges up in August

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 9:34

UK public sector borrowing rose slightly in August from a year earlier, but borrowing for the financial year so far is lower.
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London to get Lumiere light festival

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 9:06
related places: Durham, London

A major festival of light art is to be staged in London next year by the people who organise the biennial Lumiere festival in Durham.
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Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 8:02
related countries: China China

Chancellor George Osborne says the UK and China are exploring how to link their stock markets, enabling Chinese and British shares to be traded in both countries.
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British F1 track intruder charged

Tuesday, September 22nd 2015, 4:27
related countries: Singapore Singapore

British national Yogvitam Pravin Dhokia is charged in Singapore with committing a "rash act" after walking on the track during the Grand Prix.
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Sampson: England not clinical enough

Monday, September 21st 2015, 22:18
related countries: Estonia Estonia

England women's boss Mark Sampson says his side must be more clinical despite an 8-0 Euro 2017 qualifying win over Estonia.
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VIDEO: Can you teach people to be happy?

Monday, September 21st 2015, 22:03

The Dalai Lama has given his blessing to a new course of evening classes available throughout the UK which promises to make participants happier .
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Wales hopeful over Williams fitness

Monday, September 21st 2015, 19:33

Defence coach Shaun Edwards expects Liam Williams will be fit for Wales' World Cup game against England on Saturday.
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Japan not one-hit wonders - Jones

Monday, September 21st 2015, 19:02
related countries: Japan Japan, South Africa South Africa

Coach Eddie Jones warns Scotland that Japan want to be more than "one-hit wonders" after their upset against South Africa.
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England thrash Estonia in qualifier

Monday, September 21st 2015, 18:24
related countries: Estonia Estonia

England begin their bid to reach Euro 2017 with a resounding win against Estonia in their first match since the World Cup.
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VIDEO: A guide to Rugby Union

Monday, September 21st 2015, 14:54

The Rugby World Cup is now well under way in the UK, but what are the rules?
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Girl on the Train 'to stay British'

Monday, September 21st 2015, 14:22
related places: New York

Emily Blunt has revealed her character in the film adaptation of The Girl on the Train will keep her British accent - even though the action has been moved to New York.
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Wales replace Allen with Morgan

Monday, September 21st 2015, 12:51

Dragons back Tyler Morgan is called up to Wales' World Cup squad in place of injured Cardiff Blues centre Cory Allen.
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UK guarantees £2bn China nuclear deal

Monday, September 21st 2015, 10:19
related countries: China China

China is to invest in the Hinkley Point nuclear plant as Chancellor George Osborne announces the UK will guarantee the £2bn deal.
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Murray may miss London for Davis Cup

Monday, September 21st 2015, 5:32
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: London

Andy Murray looks likely to miss this year's World Tour Finals if Belgium host November's Davis Cup final on clay.
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China to receive British art treasures

Sunday, September 20th 2015, 23:34

Chancellor George Osborne pledges £7m to strengthen cultural ties between the UK and China.
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'Million' new homes target declared

Sunday, September 20th 2015, 23:03

The government says it wants a million homes built in England by 2020, as the scale of the housing crisis is revealed in a BBC Inside Out investigation.
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Murray sends GB into Davis Cup final

Sunday, September 20th 2015, 14:00
related countries: Australia Australia

Andy Murray sends Britain through to a first Davis Cup final since 1978 with victory over Australia's Bernard Tomic.
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New US-backed rebels 'enter Syria'

Sunday, September 20th 2015, 10:18
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey, United States United States

A group of 75 US-backed rebels has crossed into northern Syria from Turkey to fight jihadists there, the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says.
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VIDEO: Virgin Atlantic plane strikes barrier

Sunday, September 20th 2015, 7:38
related places: London, New York

A Virgin Atlantic Airways plane bound for London has been delayed after it struck a barrier in New York.
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Murray brothers win doubles thriller

Saturday, September 19th 2015, 16:12

Andy and Jamie Murray put Britain within one win of a first Davis Cup final since 1978 with a dramatic victory.
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Kerry seeks push to end Syria conflict

Saturday, September 19th 2015, 13:39
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry calls for a fresh diplomatic push to end the Syria conflict, after talks in London with the UK's Philip Hammond.
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Concorde 'could fly again by 2019'

Saturday, September 19th 2015, 12:31

Enough funds are raised to buy a Concorde jet with the aim of getting it flying again by 2019, a group of British enthusiasts says
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Vunipola did not know bonus counted

Saturday, September 19th 2015, 8:29
related countries: Fiji Fiji

England forward Billy Vunipola says he had no idea his late try against Fiji had secured a World Cup bonus point.
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Lancaster relieved at England win

Friday, September 18th 2015, 22:57
related countries: Fiji Fiji

Coach Stuart Lancaster says England's bonus-point win over Fiji in their World Cup opener was a "massive relief".
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Britain pegged back in semi-final

Friday, September 18th 2015, 17:37
related countries: Australia Australia

Britain and Australia are tied at 1-1 after wins for Andy Murray and Bernard Tomic on day one of the Davis Cup semi-final.
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Cameron on borrowed time, says Sturgeon

Friday, September 18th 2015, 17:22

Nicola Sturgeon marks the anniversary of the independence referendum by saying David Cameron is "on borrowed time".
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Osborne to visit China in trade push

Friday, September 18th 2015, 15:47
related countries: China China

UK Chancellor George Osborne is to embark on a week-long visit to China to boost commercial and political ties with the country.
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Bank of England 'may cut rates'

Friday, September 18th 2015, 15:17

The Bank of England may have to cut rates to combat low inflation, rather than raise them as its next move, says its chief economist Andy Haldane.
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UK productivity lags behind rest of G7

Friday, September 18th 2015, 11:07

The UK was much less productive than the rest of the G7 in 2014, lagging on average by the most since 1991, official figures show.
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Friday, September 18th 2015, 10:53

Lidl is the first UK supermarket to implement the minimum wage as recommended by the Living Wage Foundation.
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Worldpay flotation aims to raise £890m

Friday, September 18th 2015, 10:47
related places: London

Payment processing company Worldpay announces plans for a share listing that could push it into London's FTSE 100 index.
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Farah clear to continue with Salazar

Friday, September 18th 2015, 8:32

UK Athletics finds "no reason to be concerned" about Mo Farah's coach Alberto Salazar and his Nike Oregon training regime.
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Murray & Evans carry British hopes

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 21:53
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Glasgow

Andy Murray and Dan Evans will carry British hopes on day one of the Davis Cup semi-final against Australia in Glasgow.
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Army recruit died 'following her dream'

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 20:30
related places: Pirbright

A female Army recruit who died while undergoing initial training at Pirbright Camp in Surrey is named as Megan Park.
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MI5 boss warns of online terror risk

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 15:28

The head of MI5 tells the BBC how technological advances are increasing the challenge faced by the security service in monitoring terrorism suspects.
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British act wins America's Got Talent

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 14:55

British ventriloquist Paul Zerdin wins this year's America's Got Talent, with two other British acts also in the final 10.
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'Burnt out' Yarnold takes year out

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 10:12

Britain's "emotionally fatigued" Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold is taking a year-long break from skeleton.
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Small firms split over EU vote

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 7:35

Small UK firms are split over whether to stay in the European Union or not, according to a survey of thousands of businesses.
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Mozambique declared free of mines

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 7:21
related countries: Mozambique Mozambique

Mozambique removes the last of its 171,000 known landmines after two decades of work to get rid of the explosives, a British charity says.
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Jeb Bush wants Thatcher on $10 note

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 5:55

Republican Jeb Bush picks the UK's former Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, as his choice for the face of the $10 bill.
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Labour won't back EU exit - Corbyn

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 0:05

Jeremy Corbyn tells the BBC Labour will not campaign for the UK to leave the European Union under his leadership, and insists he will have the final say on policy.
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What a British jihadist's anti-Arab rant tells us about life in the so-called Islamic State

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 23:59

What British jihadi's words reveal about so-called Islamic State
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UK troops for UN duties in South Sudan

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 22:53

The UK is to devote more troops to UN peacekeeping, with a deployment to South Sudan, the BBC learns.
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Pete Doherty 'on form' after illness

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 22:08

Libertines star Pete Doherty "looked and sounded" great at his first UK gig after illness.
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British clubs pledge refugee help

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 20:09

British football clubs have agreed to donate Champions League and Europa League ticket money towards Europe's refugee crisis.
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Morgan keen to repay coaches' faith

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 19:50
related countries: Fiji Fiji

Fit-again England number eight Ben Morgan says he is desperate to repay the coaches' faith after being picked to face Fiji.
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VIDEO: Lomu performs haka in Covent Garden

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 19:22
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Covent Garden, London

Former New Zealand rugby player Jonah Lomu takes part in the haka in Covent Garden, London, ahead of the Rugby World Cup.
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Syrian refugees 'to arrive in UK soon'

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 14:05
related countries: Syria Syria

The first Syrian refugees taken in under the government's expanded resettlement scheme will arrive "in the coming days", the home secretary says.
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Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 13:10

Confectionery giant Nestle's attempt to trademark the shape of its four-finger KitKat bar in the UK has been rejected by the European Court of Justice.
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Middle class 'has choke-hold' on UK film

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 10:13

The middle class has a 'cultural choke-hold' on UK film production according to director Michael Caton-Jones, speaking at the Toronto International Film Festival.
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UK jobless total rises 10,000

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 9:27

Unemployment rose by 10,000 between May and July to 1.82 million, as basic earnings grew at the fastest rate since 2009.
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VIDEO: Mass shooting survivor's 'second chance'

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 6:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Peshawar

A Pakistani teenager who was told he would never walk again after being critically injured in last year's Peshawar school massacre, has fresh hope of a full life after his successful surgery in the UK.
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UK diesel pumps 'could run dry'

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 23:02

There is a danger Britain's diesel pumps could "run dry" because of a growing dependence on foreign fuel, according to the RAC Foundation.
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Injured Ansari doubt for Test tour

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 18:30

Surrey all-rounder Zafar Ansari's England debut is in doubt after being taken to hospital after suffering an injury.
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Germany 'can block EU migrant benefits'

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 16:43
related countries: Germany Germany

The EU's top court says Germany can deny certain benefits to jobseeking EU migrants - a move welcomed by UK Conservatives.
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Historic flypast for Battle of Britain

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 16:18

A fleet of Battle of Britain aircraft - the most in one place since World War Two - take part in a flypast to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the aerial struggle.
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Hales and Ansari picked for UAE tour

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 13:20
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Alex Hales, Zafar Ansari and James Taylor are selected for England's Test series against Pakistan, but Adam Lyth is dropped.
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UK inflation rate falls back to 0%

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 10:43

A smaller rise in clothing prices from a year ago and cheaper fuel prices helped to cut the UK's inflation rate to 0% in August.
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Pulitzer winner makes Booker shortlist

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 10:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Booker

A US Pulitzer Prize winner and two British authors are among the six writers shortlisted for this year's Man Booker Prize.
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Kidman praised for West End return

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 8:14
related places: London, West End

Critics hail Nicole Kidman as "luminous" and "compelling" in Photograph 51, her first London stage appearance since 1998.
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Screwfix owner plans further expansion

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 8:11

DIY retailer Kingfisher, which owns the B&Q and Screwfix chains, says it could open another 200 Screwfix stores in the UK.
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