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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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Tottenham comeback stuns Arsenal

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 21:23
related places: London, Tottenham

Arsenal's title hopes are dealt another blow as they squander a two-goal lead to draw 3-3 in a classic derby against Tottenham.
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VIDEO: French and Italians to aid Libya rebels

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 21:19
related countries: France France, Italy Italy, Libya Libya

Italy and France joined Britain in saying they will send up to a dozen military officers each to help Libya's rebels with organisational, logistical and communication skills, but will have no combat role
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France and Italy deploy to Libya

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 21:09
related countries: France France, Libya Libya

France and Italy say they are to send small teams of military officers to advise Libyan rebels who are seeking to topple Col Muammar Gaddafi.
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Live - Kilmarnock v Celtic

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 17:46
related places: Kilmarnock

Celtic travel to Rugby Park in search of Scottish Premier League title points, while Kilmarnock aim to keep their hopes of European football alive.
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Explosion kills UK female soldier

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 17:11
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier who died from injuries suffered in an explosion while clearing roadside bombs in Afghanistan is named as Capt Lisa Jade Head.
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VIDEO: CCTV of shooting victims released

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 16:00

Police in Florida investigating the murders of two British tourists have released CCTV pictures which show them on a night out in a bar
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UK citizens urged to leave Syria

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 14:46
related countries: Syria Syria

The Foreign Office urges Britons in Syria to consider leaving the country amid continuing anti-government protests.
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Libya warns UK could worsen war

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 10:08
related countries: Libya Libya

Libya's foreign minister says a British plan to send a military team to advise rebels would harm chances of peace, as a humanitarian crisis worsens.
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No change in Bank vote on rates

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 9:24

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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UK officers to be sent to Libya

Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 22:03
related countries: Libya Libya

British military officers will be sent to Libya to advise rebels fighting Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's forces, the UK government says.
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Boy faces tourist murder charges

Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 21:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida

Prosecutors in the US say they intend to charge a 16-year-old boy with the murders of two British tourists who were shot dead in Florida.
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Live - Dundee United v Rangers

Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 18:00

Dundee United host Rangers in a crucial Scottish Premier League encounter.
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Royal wedding protest bid blocked

Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 15:39

Scotland Yard rejects an application by a radical Islamist group for permission to protest outside Westminster Abbey on royal wedding day.
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Tesco profit up on Asian growth

Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 14:25

Tesco reports profits before tax up 11.3% to £3.54bn, despite a weaker-than-expected performance in its core UK market.
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Many under-13s in the UK 'use Facebook'

Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 14:01

An EU study suggests that 43% of British 9 to 12-year-olds are using social networking sites despite age limits.
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M1 blaze 'started deliberately'

Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 13:34

A fire that caused a section of the M1 to be closed for several days appears to have been started deliberately, the London Fire Brigade says.
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Plan B lands Ivor Novello nods

Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 10:38
related places: Manchester

Plan B and Manchester-based band Everything Everything - who have yet to have a top 40 UK single - have two nods each for the Ivor Novello songwriting awards.
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Florida gun deaths suspect named

Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 7:47

A 16-year-old boy is due in court over the murders of two British holidaymakers.
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Deal reached in 2012 funding row

Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 6:30

The British Olympic Association and the London 2012 organising committee agree a deal to end their bitter financial dispute.
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'Most universities' want top fees

Tuesday, April 19th 2011, 2:47

At least two-thirds of England's universities want to charge £9,000 tuition fees, a survey suggests as the deadline is reached for submission of their plans.
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VIDEO: Web inventor's 'free internet' warning

Monday, April 18th 2011, 22:16
related places: Lee

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the British scientist credited with inventing the web, has said he fears the freedom of the online world is being put at risk by the demands of big business.
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Shares in gambling firms surge

Monday, April 18th 2011, 19:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

Shares in London-listed online betting firms surge after some big poker websites in the US were shut for alleged illegal activity.
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UK to help migrants flee Misrata

Monday, April 18th 2011, 18:50
related countries: Libya Libya

The UK is to help free 5,000 migrant workers trapped by fighting in the Libyan town of Misrata, the international development secretary has said.
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Britons' deaths in Florida probed

Monday, April 18th 2011, 17:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida

US detectives are investigating how two British friends came to be shot dead in Florida, several miles from any tourist area.
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McKellen presses Tate over Lowrys

Monday, April 18th 2011, 15:30
related places: London

Actor Sir Ian McKellen has challenged Tate to give its LS Lowry paintings away to another gallery, saying it rarely hangs them in London.
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VIDEO: Britons' deaths in Florida probed

Monday, April 18th 2011, 12:26

Boy, 16, held after two British men are shot dead in Florida. The victims have been named as James Cooper and his friend James Kouzaris.
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Dilshan named Sri Lanka captain

Monday, April 18th 2011, 12:01
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Tillakaratne Dilshan is appointed captain of Sri Lanka across all three formats of the game, for their tour of England.
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Henson given one-week Toulon ban

Monday, April 18th 2011, 11:03
related countries: France France
related places: Toulon

Wales international Gavin Henson is suspended for one week by French club Toulon for breaching the club's disciplinary code.
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Political foes unite in AV battle

Monday, April 18th 2011, 10:43

David Cameron shares a platform with Labour's Lord Reid, while Labour leader Ed Miliband unites with Lib Dem Vince Cable, as the battle over the way Britain elects its MPs intensifies.
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British men shot dead in Florida

Monday, April 18th 2011, 10:40

A 16-year-old boy is charged with two counts of murder after two British holiday-makers were shot in the city of Sarasota, Florida.
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VIDEO: Misrata: 'A city gripped by fear'

Monday, April 18th 2011, 10:04
related places: New York

The UK's International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell will discuss plans to increase aid and medical supplies and ensure better access during a meeting at the UN in New York.
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Police 'too focused on kettling'

Monday, April 18th 2011, 9:27
related places: London

Senior police officers focused too much on the potential use of "kettling" during a TUC march against government spending cuts in London last month, human rights campaigners say.
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One lane of M1 'may reopen later'

Monday, April 18th 2011, 8:59
related places: London

Steel supports are being placed under a bridge on the M1 in the hope of reopening one lane of the southbound carriageway after a fire.
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Cowell quits as weekly UK judge

Monday, April 18th 2011, 8:21

Simon Cowell will not appear as a weekly judge on the forthcoming series of the UK version of The X Factor, ITV confirms.
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Best before date changes proposed

Sunday, April 17th 2011, 23:39

"Best before" date labels could be scrapped in an attempt to cut the £680 worth of food thrown away by the average UK household each year.
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Libya humanitarian crisis 'dire'

Sunday, April 17th 2011, 18:28
related countries: Libya Libya

The UK says it is to hold talks at the United Nations about the "dire" humanitarian crisis affecting residents in western Libya.
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UN Libya mission is 'difficult'

Sunday, April 17th 2011, 17:14
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Ajdabiya

UK Prime Minister David Cameron says the terms of the UN Libya resolution are a "restriction" on coalition powers, as more fighting is reported in the rebel-held towns of Misrata and Ajdabiya.
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Thousands join in record marathon

Sunday, April 17th 2011, 16:12

Thousands of runners join top athletes for a record-breaking London marathon, won by Kenyans Emmanuel Mutai and Mary Keitany.
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Jackson to play King on Broadway

Sunday, April 17th 2011, 15:44
related places: Broadway, London

Hollywood actor Samuel L Jackson is to make his debut on Broadway this autumn, playing Martin Luther King Jr in a play first staged in London.
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Kenyans dominate London Marathon

Sunday, April 17th 2011, 15:29
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Emmanuel Mutai and Mary Keitany complete a Kenyan double as they win the men's and women's races at the London Marathon.
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London Marathon as it happened

Sunday, April 17th 2011, 13:54
related places: London

Kenyan athletes complete a clean sweep in the elite men's and women's races as the fun runners make their way around the streets of London.
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Aberdeen 0-4 Celtic

Sunday, April 17th 2011, 13:38
related places: Aberdeen, Motherwell

Four second-half goals give Celtic victory over 10-man Aberdeen and sets up a Scottish Cup final meeting with Motherwell.
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PM: AV vote won't end coalition

Sunday, April 17th 2011, 12:00

The referendum on changing the UK voting system will not break the coalition, David Cameron says.
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Live - Sunday's Scottish football

Sunday, April 17th 2011, 10:27
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Aberdeen, Hamilton

Celtic hammer 10-man Aberdeen to reach the Scottish Cup final, while struggling Hamilton beat Hibs in the SPL.
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Trek actor joins suicide debate

Sunday, April 17th 2011, 9:53

Actor Sir Patrick Stewart speaks about his decision to become a patron of an organisation campaigning to legalise assisted suicide in the UK.
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Error reveals nuclear sub secrets

Sunday, April 17th 2011, 3:03

The Ministry of Defence admits secret information about nuclear powered submarines was put in the public domain by mistake.
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Big Society 'toothless' - Nichols

Sunday, April 17th 2011, 1:22

The leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales describes David Cameron's Big Society initiative as "toothless".
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NHS bill to 'alter substantively'

Saturday, April 16th 2011, 20:25

"Substantive" changes are to be made to the controversial NHS bill for England which is going through parliament, Cabinet Office minister Oliver Letwin says.
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Nigeria politician remanded in UK

Saturday, April 16th 2011, 12:48
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: London

One of Nigeria's most influential and wealthy politicians, James Ibori, is remanded in custody after appearing before magistrates in London charged with money laundering and fraud.
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Lib Dems protect services - Clegg

Saturday, April 16th 2011, 11:38

Nick Clegg uses a campaign rally for England's local elections to praise the achievements of the coalition government and launch an attack on Labour.
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M1 closure affecting sports fans

Saturday, April 16th 2011, 10:44
related places: London

The M1 is to remain closed between junctions one and four for several more hours as thousands of people head to London for weekend sporting events.
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Councils cut back on social care

Saturday, April 16th 2011, 9:05

The number of councils in England cutting back on free adult social care has increased by 13% this year, a survey suggests.
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Royal wedding details announced

Friday, April 15th 2011, 21:23
related places: London

Clarence House releases a minute-by-minute timetable for the royal wedding, as it is confirmed Kate Middleton will spend the night before in a hotel.
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Nigeria ex-governor charged in UK

Friday, April 15th 2011, 19:39
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

One of Nigeria's most influential and wealthy politicians, James Ibori, is charged in the UK with money laundering and fraud.
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Nato leaders: 'Gaddafi must go'

Friday, April 15th 2011, 12:03
related countries: France France, Libya Libya, United States United States

US, British and French leaders insist that Muammar Gaddafi must step down in Libya, amid continuing signs of division within Nato over the alliance's military campaign.
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Orchestra to record Games anthems

Friday, April 15th 2011, 11:09

The London Philharmonic Orchestra is to record the national anthems of all 205 countries participating in the 2012 Olympics.
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'Police payment' probe considered

Friday, April 15th 2011, 9:52

A criminal investigation into claims journalists paid police officers for information is being considered by Scotland Yard, it is confirmed.
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Royal Opera announces new season

Friday, April 15th 2011, 9:26
related places: London

London's Royal Opera House announces its programme for the new season, including an Olympic theme and a celebration of Placido Domingo's career.
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VIDEO: Amanda Seyfried's fairytale new role

Friday, April 15th 2011, 8:53

Hollywood's Amanda Seyfried made her name in British hit Mamma Mia, but is now taking on a darker role.
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VIDEO: Leaders insist Gaddafi must 'go'

Friday, April 15th 2011, 5:35
related countries: France France, Libya Libya, United States United States

US, British and French leaders say in a joint letter that there can be no peace in Libya while Muammar Gaddafi remains in power.
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Pancreas cancer vaccine trialled

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 20:07

Doctors say that more than 1,000 UK patients with advanced pancreatic cancer have joined a trial using a vaccine to treat the disease.
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Nato 'needs more planes' in Libya

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 19:32
related countries: France France, Libya Libya

Nato's secretary general tells a high-profile summit it needs "a few more" strike planes for its Libya mission, but has received no offers from allies yet.
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Dubai tourist 'choked on vomit'

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 19:22

UK tourist Lee Brown died in police custody following his arrest at a luxury hotel in Dubai after choking on his own vomit, local officials say.
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PM hits back over Cable criticism

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 16:26

David Cameron hits back at criticism by cabinet colleague Vince Cable, who branded a speech by the prime minister on immigration "very unwise".
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Efficient Murray eases past Simon

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 15:30

British number one Andy Murray produces another strong performance to beat Gilles Simon in round three of the Monte Carlo Masters.
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Glencore float set to raise $11bn

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 14:59
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: London

Commodities trading giant Glencore announces its intention to raise $9bn-$11bn in a stock market flotation and names a new chairman.
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