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SNP sweeps to victory in Holyrood

Friday, May 6th 2011, 18:07

SNP leader Alex Salmond says his party's sweeping victory at the Holyrood election was "a victory for a society and a nation".
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VIDEO: 'I was in famous VE Day photo'

Friday, May 6th 2011, 17:29
related places: London

World War II veteran George Broomhead on how he found himself at the centre of a famous photograph of the ecstatic VE Day celebrations in London.
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UK warns on Libya-Tunisia border

Friday, May 6th 2011, 16:26
related countries: Libya Libya, Tunisia Tunisia

Foreign Office advises against all travel near the Tunisia-Libya border because of attacks by pro-Gaddafi forces.
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Emin cat tapestry goes on display

Friday, May 6th 2011, 15:49
related places: London

A tapestry of British artist Tracey Emin's Black Cat painting goes on display at the Saatchi Gallery in London.
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Delays 'did not cause 7/7 deaths'

Friday, May 6th 2011, 15:33

Delays in the response to the 7/7 bombings did not cause any deaths, a coroner concludes, but there is some criticism for MI5 and the emergency services.
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Jaguar to build a hybrid supercar

Friday, May 6th 2011, 13:13

Jaguar plans to build a £700,000 petrol-electric hybrid supercar in the UK, in partnership with Formula 1 team Williams F1.
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BA-Iberia group sees losses fall

Friday, May 6th 2011, 9:02

International Airlines Group sees revenues up and losses down in the first results since the British Airways-Iberia merger.
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RBS losses widen in first quarter

Friday, May 6th 2011, 9:01

Attributable losses widen at Royal Bank of Scotland in the first quarter, but at an operating level the bank is in profit.
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West Ham stars could leave - Gold

Friday, May 6th 2011, 5:34
related places: West Ham

West Ham will allow their England internationals to leave Upton Park if the club are relegated, says co-owner David Gold.
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Coroner to deliver 7/7 findings

Friday, May 6th 2011, 2:10

The coroner at the inquests on the victims of the 7/7 London bombings is due to publish her findings and record official verdicts.
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Voters going to polls across UK

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 14:53

Voters across the UK are going to the polls in a series of national and local elections as well as a referendum to decide the way MPs are elected.
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UK interest rates remain at 0.5%

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 12:03

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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EU backs UK mobility benefit curb

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 10:27

Britons in the rest of the EU cannot claim the mobility element of UK disability benefit, EU court rules.
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England make Cook one-day captain

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 10:01

Alastair Cook becomes England's one-day captain, while Stuart Broad takes the Twenty20 role and Andrew Strauss remains Test skipper but retires from one-day internationals.
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Air views 'show orchards neglect'

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 3:24

Nearly half of England's traditional orchards are in a neglected condition, a study of aerial photographs suggests.
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Prince Charles meets Obama in US

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 3:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

The Prince of Wales discusses energy and environmental issues with US President Barack Obama in Washington.
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US man jailed over web suicides

Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 23:26
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States
related places: Minnesota

A US man who helped persuade a British man and Canadian woman he met online to commit suicide is jailed for nearly a year in Minnesota.
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Kate Bush admits album 'stress'

Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 16:42

Enigmatic British singer Kate Bush says she is frustrated by the length of time it takes her to release an album.
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Commons clash ahead of elections

Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 16:25

David Cameron and Ed Miliband clash over cuts, as the UK's political parties make a final campaign push ahead of Thursday's national and local elections, and voting referendum.
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Barmen deny alcohol manslaughter

Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 11:31
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Two barmen from the Irish Republic have denied the manslaughter of a British man who died from acute alcohol intoxication almost three years ago.
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Thor thunders to top of UK chart

Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 9:56
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Superhero movie Thor takes pole position in the UK and Ireland box office chart after its first weekend on release.
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Cameron pledges to press Pakistan

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 17:37
related countries: United States United States

David Cameron has promised to ask "searching questions" of Pakistan after Osama Bin Laden was found living near the nation's top military academy.
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Tomlinson unlawfully killed by Pc

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 17:20
related places: London

Newspaper seller Ian Tomlinson was unlawfully killed by Pc Simon Harwood at the G20 protests in London in 2009, an inquest jury rules.
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Wilshere & Carroll get U21s call

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 16:23
related places: Liverpool

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere and Liverpool striker Andy Carroll are included in England's provisional squad for the Under-21 European Championships.
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Terror arrests near to Sellafield

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 15:03
related places: London, Sellafield

Five men from London are being held under the Terrorism Act after being arrested close to the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria, police say.
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Growth in UK manufacturing slows

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 11:41

The UK's manufacturing sector grew at its weakest pace for seven months in April, a closely-watched survey suggests.
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VIDEO: Official says Pakistan monitored Osama

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 11:16
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Pakistan's High Commissioner in the UK Wajid Shamsul Hasan claims that Pakistan's intelligence services, working in co-operation with US agents, had been monitoring Osama Bin Laden's movements in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
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Flower signs new England contract

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 10:18

England coach Andy Flower signs a new contract with the England and Wales Cricket Board.
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VIDEO: Designer McQueen honoured in NY

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 8:18
related places: New York

Over a year after his death, the late British fashion designer Alexander McQueen, is honoured at The Met Ball in New York
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Boys questioned over gorse fire

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 6:03

Two boys, aged 10 and 15, are questioned by police about a gorse fire in County Tyrone.
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UK warning after Bin Laden death

Monday, May 2nd 2011, 21:19

The UK is urged to be vigilant in the wake of the death of al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, with embassies ordered to review their security, while PM David Cameron hails the death as "a great success".
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Expelled Libyan diplomat departs

Monday, May 2nd 2011, 12:21
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

The Libyan ambassador to the UK leaves the country's London embassy after being ordered to go by the Foreign Office.
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Adele hangs on to top album spot

Monday, May 2nd 2011, 8:56

Adele holds on to the top spot in the UK album chart for the 13th week with her album 21 despite spending a week at number two a fortnight ago.
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Boxing legend Cooper dies at 76

Monday, May 2nd 2011, 0:30

The former British, Commonwealth and European heavyweight champion Sir Henry Cooper dies at the age of 76.
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Royals spend secluded UK weekend

Sunday, May 1st 2011, 16:36
related places: Cambridge

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are spending their first weekend as a married couple at a secret location.
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Celtic 4-1 Dundee United

Sunday, May 1st 2011, 13:50

Celtic ease aside fourth-top Dundee United to move to within a point of Scottish Premier League leaders Rangers with a game in hand.
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Live - Celtic v Dundee United

Sunday, May 1st 2011, 11:10

Celtic can close the gap on Scottish Premier League leaders Rangers to one point with a win at home to Dundee United.
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EU immigrants add billions to UK economy

Sunday, May 1st 2011, 9:49

A think tank says migrants from former Communist countries increased British GDP in the years after 2004.
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Royals opt for delayed honeymoon

Sunday, May 1st 2011, 5:58

The newly-wed royals are to honeymoon overseas at a later date and are spending the weekend in the UK before Prince William returns to work next week.
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Wedding figures top 24m in the UK

Saturday, April 30th 2011, 13:28

More than 24 million people tuned in to see Friday's royal wedding on terrestrial TV.
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Live - Saturday's Scottish football

Saturday, April 30th 2011, 10:27
related places: Motherwell

Rangers hammer Motherwell in the early kick-off, with three more Scottish Premier League games now underway.
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VIDEO: British-style street party in Manhattan

Saturday, April 30th 2011, 6:36

The royal wedding inspired celebrations across the globe. Many Americans partied long into the night including at a British style street party in Manhattan's Greenwich Village.
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Bolivian pair get royal treatment

Saturday, April 30th 2011, 3:29
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia
related places: London

The UK ambassador in Bolivia throws open the embassy for a local couple's wedding on the same day that William and Kate tie the knot in London.
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Briton dies in Morocco explosion

Saturday, April 30th 2011, 0:00
related countries: Morocco Morocco

A British man, named as travel writer Peter Moss, was among the 15 people who died in a bomb attack in Marrakesh, Morocco.
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Britons mark wedding with parties

Friday, April 29th 2011, 23:37

Millions of people across the UK celebrate the royal wedding at street parties, picnics and other events.
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Balcony kisses seal royal wedding

Friday, April 29th 2011, 22:18
related places: London

Prince William and his newly titled bride the Duchess of Cambridge kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, as more than a million people descend on central London for the occasion.
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VIDEO: The world watches William and Kate

Friday, April 29th 2011, 18:14
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Boston

It wasn't just in Britain that the royal wedding dominated the news. From Bangkok to Boston people joined in the celebrations and watched the ceremony unfold.
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VIDEO: New Yorkers party under Brooklyn Bridge

Friday, April 29th 2011, 17:27
related places: London, New York

Celebrations were held in New York as Prince William and Catherine Middleton married in London.
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VIDEO: Wedding celebrated around world

Friday, April 29th 2011, 6:31

Britain may be the focus of the royal wedding celebrations, but events are being held all over the world to mark the occasion.
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Arrests over 'effigy beheadings'

Friday, April 29th 2011, 1:09
related places: London

Three people suspected of planning to behead effigies at the royal wedding are arrested by police in London.
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Prince greets fans before wedding

Thursday, April 28th 2011, 22:14
related places: London

Prince William has gone on an impromptu walkabout ahead of his wedding to Kate Middleton to meet royal watchers near Buckingham Palace.
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VIDEO: Syria ambassador off wedding list

Thursday, April 28th 2011, 22:11
related countries: Syria Syria

The Syrian ambassador's invitation to Friday's royal wedding has been withdrawn after UK officials said it was "inappropriate" for him to attend. Gary O'Donoghue reports.
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World awaits UK's royal wedding

Thursday, April 28th 2011, 17:39

Hundreds of millions of people around the world are expected to watch the royal wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton on television.
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Phone-hack police 'visit Rooney'

Thursday, April 28th 2011, 16:34

England footballer Wayne Rooney says on Twitter he has been contacted Scotland Yard detectives investigating the phone hacking of celebrities.
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UK and Malawi diplomats expelled

Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 16:30
related countries: Malawi Malawi

The UK orders Malawi's high commissioner to leave the country over the "unacceptable" expulsion of Britain's envoy to Lilongwe.
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Sierra Leone celebrates 50 years

Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 15:15
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone should celebrate its 50th anniversary of independence from the UK despite its troubled past, President Ernest Bai Koroma tells the BBC.
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Olympic ticket demand passes 20m

Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 14:06

London 2012 organisers reveal they received applications for more than 20 million tickets from 1.8 million people for the Olympic Games.
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UK economy sees return to growth

Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 13:54

The UK economy grew 0.5% in the first three months of this year, making up ground lost at the end of 2010.
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Military in wedding day rehearsal

Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 13:12
related places: London

A pre-dawn military walk-through of Friday's royal wedding route, involving hundreds of members of the armed forces, takes place in London.
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VIDEO: British stars on the Royal Family

Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 11:18

British Celebrities talk about the upcoming Royal Wedding and why they like the Royal Family.
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Arthur stumbles at UK box office

Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 11:09
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Russell Brand's remake of the 1981 film Arthur has a disappointing opening weekend at the UK and Ireland box office, taking just £764,468.
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Olympics tickets deadline expires

Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 9:00

The deadline for buying Olympics tickets passes after being delayed for an hour due to a last-minute surge in demand.
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NHS plans 'may harm patient care'

Wednesday, April 27th 2011, 0:12

The planned shake-up of the NHS in England could put patient care at risk, warns an influential group of MPs.
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Europeans urge sanctions on Syria

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 21:38
related countries: Italy Italy, Syria Syria

The UK, France and Italy call for tough measures against Syria, after troops there fire on anti-government protesters.
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VIDEO: Syria sanction threat as violence escalates

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 18:04
related countries: Syria Syria

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague warns Syria of sanctions if the violent crackdown continues.
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UK demands end to Syria violence

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 15:40
related countries: Syria Syria

Foreign Secretary William Hague condemns attacks on demonstrators in Syria and says the UK is considering measures including sanctions.
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VIDEO: Royal Family fans make trip from US

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 15:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

Sheree Troy and Darla Herburger explain to the BBC's Daniela Relph why they have travelled to London from the United States to watch the royal wedding.
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UK in Libya 'for the long haul'

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 14:59
related countries: Libya Libya

The UK "must prepare for the long haul" in Libya, Downing Street has said, as Royal Air Force aircraft attack vehicles used by pro-Gaddafi forces.
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VIDEO: Global media arrive for royal wedding

Tuesday, April 26th 2011, 0:41

Described as Britain's biggest ever media event, hundreds of millions of people around the world will be watching the royal wedding.
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Monday's football as it happened

Monday, April 25th 2011, 20:40
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Aberdeen, Hamilton

St Johnstone lose 3-0 against Inverness Caledonian Thistle while Hamilton drew 1-1 with Aberdeen in the earlier kick-off in the Scottish Premier League.
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Vigil held for party death girl

Monday, April 25th 2011, 16:04
related places: London

Friends of a 15-year-old girl who died within hours of being taken ill at a party in west London hold a vigil in her memory.
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Haider returns home to Pakistan

Monday, April 25th 2011, 6:38

Former Pakistan wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider returns home from London after withdrawing his political asylum claim in Britain.
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Grease duet tops film song chart

Monday, April 25th 2011, 0:54

Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta duet You're The One That I Want, from 1978 film Grease, is the best-selling film track in the UK, research shows.
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Donald thwarted by Snedeker win

Sunday, April 24th 2011, 22:37

England's Luke Donald narrowly misses the chance to become world number one after losing a sudden-death play-off to Brandt Snedeker at The Heritage.
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Fast Car charts after Talent play

Sunday, April 24th 2011, 18:05

Tracy Chapman's Fast Car is back in the singles chart after featuring on Britain's Got Talent, while Adele reclaims the UK number one album.
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'No confidence' on Gove policies

Sunday, April 24th 2011, 16:08

The NASUWT teachers' union passes a motion saying it has "no confidence" in government policies for education in England.
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UK steps up 'quit Syria' warnings

Sunday, April 24th 2011, 14:28
related countries: Syria Syria

The Foreign Office advises Britons to leave Syria unless they have a "pressing need to remain", because of a "rapidly deteriorating" situation.
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McGregor stars in Old Firm draw

Sunday, April 24th 2011, 13:36

Allan McGregor's penalty save keeps the Scottish title in the balance as Rangers and Celtic finish 0-0 at Ibrox.
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Sunday's SPL as it happened

Sunday, April 24th 2011, 10:56

St Mirren and Hibernian take a point each, after Celtic and Rangers end in a goalless stalemate at Ibrox in the SPL.
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Warning over UK car-making future

Saturday, April 23rd 2011, 23:50

The future of car making in the UK could be in danger if the industry fails to develop a British-based supply chain, the boss of Vauxhall says.
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Only Fools creator Sullivan dies

Saturday, April 23rd 2011, 17:21

John Sullivan, who wrote one of the best-loved British sitcoms, Only Fools and Horses, has died at the age of 64, the BBC announces.
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Tourist shooting suspect charged

Saturday, April 23rd 2011, 12:33

The 16-year-old suspect arrested over the murders of two British tourists shot dead in Florida is charged as an adult for an earlier firearm offence.
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Scottish football as it happened

Saturday, April 23rd 2011, 10:58
related places: Kilmarnock, Motherwell, Tannadice

Motherwell come back to draw with Hearts after Dundee United see off Kilmarnock in impressive fashion in Saturday's Scottish Premier League.
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NI police Easter terror warning

Saturday, April 23rd 2011, 9:39

Police in Northern Ireland warn the public to be vigilant over the Easter weekend because of the "severe threat posed by terrorists".
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Bomb lawyer in sectarianism alert

Saturday, April 23rd 2011, 8:43

A lawyer who was sent a parcel bomb says there must be a co-ordinated approach towards tackling sectarianism in the west of Scotland.
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Donald leads race for number one spot

Friday, April 22nd 2011, 22:20

England's Luke Donald keeps up his bid to become world number one by racing to a one-shot lead at halfway in The Heritage.
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Border terror probe 'significant'

Friday, April 22nd 2011, 21:05

Police investigating dissident republican activity in Northern Ireland say they have made a number of "significant" arrests in the south of County Armagh.
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Rylance dazzles Broadway critics

Friday, April 22nd 2011, 11:52
related places: Broadway, London, New York

British actor Mark Rylance is the toast of Broadway after reprising his award-winning performance in the London stage success Jerusalem in New York.
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Bishop urges school places shift

Friday, April 22nd 2011, 10:25
related places: Oxford

Church of England schools should cut down to one in 10 the number of places reserved for practising Anglicans, even if it means a fall in standards, the Church's education chief says.
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Royal result for Mexican teenager

Friday, April 22nd 2011, 8:21
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: London

A Mexican teenager has been given the money to fly to London after staging a hunger strike to try and obtain a Royal Wedding invite.
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Briton catches falling US toddler

Friday, April 22nd 2011, 7:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida

A toddler who fell from the third floor of a Florida hotel escapes injury after being caught by a tourist.
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VIDEO: Dark, immersive Macbeth storms NY

Friday, April 22nd 2011, 6:50
related places: New York

A British theatre company has been wowing audiences in New York this month with an unusual version of Macbeth.
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US-bound prince borrowing friend's plane 'to cut costs'

Friday, April 22nd 2011, 0:01
related countries: United States United States

The Prince of Wales will travel in a personal friend's private plane to the US for an official visit to save money, his spokesman has said.
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Interpol probes Greek debt email

Thursday, April 21st 2011, 22:36
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: London

Greece asks Interpol to question a London trader over an email which talked of the high chance of a Greek default.
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'Admirable' film-maker remembered

Thursday, April 21st 2011, 15:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Denmark Denmark, Libya Libya

Director Janus Metz, whose documentary Armadillo followed Danish soldiers fighting in southern Afghanistan, shares his memories of Tim Hetherington, the British photographer killed while covering the conflict in Libya.
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Gurkha hero and campaigner dies

Thursday, April 21st 2011, 14:36
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

A former Gurkha soldier who won the Victoria Cross and was later the figurehead for a campaign on Gurkha's rights to settle in the UK, has died.
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Two photographers killed in Libya

Thursday, April 21st 2011, 7:01
related countries: Libya Libya

Award-winning British photographer Tim Hetherington and a US colleague are killed while covering the conflict in the Libyan city of Misrata.
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VIDEO: How did it smell when dinosaurs lived?

Thursday, April 21st 2011, 5:06
related places: London

London's Natural History Museum opens a new dinosaur exhibition on Good Friday
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Tributes paid to UK woman soldier

Thursday, April 21st 2011, 5:01
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Tributes are paid to a "passionate and courageous" female bomb disposal expert who died following an explosion in Helmand, Afghanistan.
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VIDEO: Journalists die in Libya clashes

Thursday, April 21st 2011, 3:35
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States

An award-winning British journalist and a US photographer are killed covering the conflict in the Libyan city of Misrata.
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