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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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Murray v Simon as it happened

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 13:39

Britain's Andy Murray beats Gilles Simon in the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters.
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Briton dies in Dubai police cell

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 12:31

The Foreign Office calls for a "full investigation" after a British man, Lee Bradley Brown, died in police custody in Dubai.
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Betty Blue Eyes bewitches critics

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 10:25
related places: London, West End

The opening night of new West End musical Betty Blue Eyes - featuring an animatronic pig - draws favourable reviews from London's critics.
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VIDEO: Society wedding Sri Lankan style

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 9:59
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

With just two weeks to go until Britain's royal wedding the BBC is looking at how different countries and cultures celebrate their big day as part of the Extreme World series
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UK stillbirth rates among highest

Thursday, April 14th 2011, 8:01

Stillbirth rates in the UK are higher than in almost every other high-income country, a series of new reports suggest.
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Hague suggests Libya rebel fund

Wednesday, April 13th 2011, 21:27
related countries: Libya Libya

Foreign Secretary William Hague calls for the creation of an international fund to provide financial support for the rebel leaders in Libya.
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BP talks with Russians 'falter'

Wednesday, April 13th 2011, 19:36
related countries: Russia Russia

Talks between BP and AAR about the UK firm buying out its Russian partner in joint venture TNK-BP are close to collapse, says the BBC's business editor.
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Live - Aberdeen v Rangers

Wednesday, April 13th 2011, 18:17
related places: Aberdeen

Live coverage as Aberdeen host Rangers, who hope to narrow the gap with Celtic at the top Scottish Premier League.
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VIDEO: Blair defends political past on Libya

Wednesday, April 13th 2011, 16:27
related countries: Libya Libya

The former British prime minister, Tony Blair, on Middle East turmoil and Britain's relationship with Colonel Gaddafi while he was in office.
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Assertive Murray beats Stepanek

Wednesday, April 13th 2011, 15:32
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

British number one Andy Murray wins his first match since January with victory over Czech Radek Stepanek in the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters.
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UK jobless total falls to 2.48m

Wednesday, April 13th 2011, 11:32

UK unemployment fell by 17,000 in the three months to the end of February to 2.48 million, official figures show.
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Lansley sorry after nurse rebuke

Wednesday, April 13th 2011, 11:22

Andrew Lansley has apologised for failing to communicate his plans for the NHS, after nurses passed a vote of no confidence in him.
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Obesity surgery 'cuts diabetes'

Wednesday, April 13th 2011, 7:27

The UK's first large-scale study on the impact of weight-loss surgery reports a large reduction in type 2 diabetes and other health problems.
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MPs criticise World Service cuts

Wednesday, April 13th 2011, 1:02

The BBC's World Service is too valuable to the UK for its funding to be cut, a government watchdog says.
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Lansley 'to face nurses' rebuke'

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 23:11

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley is facing a confidence vote from nurses in reaction to his planned changes for the NHS in England.
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St Johnstone 0-1 Celtic

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 18:55

Beram Kayal's first goal for Celtic beats St Johnstone and lifts Celtic five points clear at the top of the Scottish Premier League.
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Live - St Johnstone v Celtic

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 16:29
related places: Perth

St Johnstone host Celtic in an early evening Scottish Premier League match in Perth.
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Rio flies to top of UK box office

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 15:11
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Ireland Ireland

Animated comedy Rio, about a birdnapped parrot's adventures in Brazil, tops the UK and Ireland box office with first weekend takings of £1.5m.
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Men jailed for takeaway shooting

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 14:53
related places: London

Two men are jailed for murdering a 16-year-old girl who was shot when gang members fired indiscriminately at an east London pizza shop.
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Ex-Libya aide leaves UK for Doha

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 14:18
related countries: Qatar Qatar
related places: Doha

Libya's former foreign minister Moussa Koussa, who fled the Gaddafi regime and sought asylum in the UK, has left for Qatar, the Foreign Office says.
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Surprise fall in inflation to 4%

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 11:42

Inflation unexpectedly slowed to 4% in March due to lower food prices, after supermarkets cut prices during a difficult time for retailers.
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UK university's New York ambition

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 10:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Warwick University is bidding to become the first UK university to set up a campus in the United States.
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Morning business round-up

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 10:00

Our daily morning business round-up looks at the main stories in Europe and Asia, including a surprise fall in the UK inflation rate.
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UK 'will get Iceland money back'

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 9:25
related countries: Iceland Iceland, Netherlands Netherlands

Iceland's president says the UK and the Netherlands will get back the money they paid when Iceland's banking system collapsed in 2008.
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Church 'sham marriage' crackdown

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 7:31

The Church of England is to issue new guidance to clergy, which will affect couples where the bride or groom is from a non-European country, to cut down on sham weddings.
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Retail sales 'suffer worst fall'

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 7:10

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) records its worst fall in sales since it began its monthly survey in 1996.
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Concern at bowel cancer survival

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 0:37

The survival rate for bowel cancer surgery varies widely between hospitals in England, a study shows.
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VIDEO: Libyan Koussa breaks his silence

Monday, April 11th 2011, 22:26
related countries: Libya Libya

Moussa Koussa, the most high-profile defector from the Libyan regime, has spoken publicly for the first time since arriving in Britain
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UK retail banks 'need protecting'

Monday, April 11th 2011, 14:28

UK banks' retail operations should be "ring-fenced" from their investment banking arms, the Independent Commission on Banking recommends.
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Front-line NHS jobs 'face threat'

Monday, April 11th 2011, 1:30

Front-line clinical jobs are under threat in the NHS in England, a nursing union says - warning this could have a "catastrophic" effect on care.
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UK and Netherlands to sue Iceland

Sunday, April 10th 2011, 20:26
related countries: Iceland Iceland, Netherlands Netherlands

The UK and Netherlands are to sue Iceland to recover 4bn euros (£3.5bn) lost in its banking collapse, after Icelanders reject a repayment deal.
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Omagh rally a 'message for peace'

Sunday, April 10th 2011, 16:16
related places: Omagh

Thousands of people gather in Omagh in County Tyrone to mark the death of Northern Ireland police officer Ronan Kerr.
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Live - 2011 Masters day four

Sunday, April 10th 2011, 14:21

South Africa's Charl Schwartzel wins the 2011 Masters, ahead of Australian duo Jason Day and Adam Scott.
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Iceland rejects repayment deal

Sunday, April 10th 2011, 11:04
related countries: Iceland Iceland, Netherlands Netherlands

The UK expresses "disappointment" as Icelanders reject a deal to repay billions of dollars to the UK and Netherlands after the 2008 banking collapse.
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Bin collection fines to be axed

Sunday, April 10th 2011, 11:04

Fines for residents who break the rules on rubbish collections in England are to be scrapped, the government is expected to announce.
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Murray 'would work with Henman'

Sunday, April 10th 2011, 9:10

World number four Andy Murray reveals he would like the chance to work with Tim Henman, the man he replaced as British number one.
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Young Palestinians

Sunday, April 10th 2011, 0:17
related countries: West Bank West Bank
related places: London

Artists from West Bank and beyond get a London showcase
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NHS faces 'cuts and poor morale'

Saturday, April 9th 2011, 23:00

Ministers are braced for more criticism of the overhaul of the NHS in England as nurses gather for their annual conference.
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Live - 2011 Masters day three

Saturday, April 9th 2011, 14:33

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy leads the Masters by four strokes after an intriguing third round at Augusta National.
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Police adopt new speed guidelines

Saturday, April 9th 2011, 10:53

Most police forces in England and Wales adopt new speeding guidelines that could allow drivers to do up to 86mph and avoid points on their licence.
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Osborne downplays bailout impact

Friday, April 8th 2011, 17:03
related countries: Portugal Portugal

George Osborne says it is "very unlikely" the UK will suffer any financial loss as a result of potential moves to bail out the Portuguese economy.
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Man jailed for £1.2m violin theft

Friday, April 8th 2011, 16:59
related places: London

A man is jailed for four and a half years for stealing a £1.2m Stradivarius violin from London railway station.
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Jail term for airline bomb hoax

Friday, April 8th 2011, 12:35

A man who admitted a hoax that triggered a bomb scare on an airliner heading to Britain from the Middle East is jailed for three years.
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Ullman returning to London stage

Friday, April 8th 2011, 12:08
related places: London

Comedian Tracey Ullman returns to the London stage for the first time in 20 years to star in Stephen Poliakoff's new play at the Almeida Theatre.
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Live - 2011 Masters day two

Friday, April 8th 2011, 11:30

Rory McIlroy leads the Masters by two shots over Australian Jason Day after the second round at Augusta.
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Semenya targeting 800m and 1500m

Friday, April 8th 2011, 9:48
related places: London

South Africa's 800m world champion Caster Semenya says she also hopes to race in the 1500m at this year's World Championships and at next year's Olympics in London.
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Space pioneer in the UK

Friday, April 8th 2011, 7:42

Remembering Yuri Gagarin's visit to the UK
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VIDEO: 'I was never nervous' - Gagarin

Friday, April 8th 2011, 7:40
related places: London

Yuri Gagarin, the first person to go in space, was interviewed by British journalists while on a visit to London in July 1961.
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VIDEO: What does a star sound like?

Friday, April 8th 2011, 6:41

The sounds emitted by stars light years away from Earth have been captured by British astronomers using Nasa's Kepler space telescope.
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England quartet to miss IPL start

Friday, April 8th 2011, 4:58
related countries: India India

The fourth Indian Premier League season begins on Friday, with four of the seven England players signed at the auction ruled out by injury.
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Koussa interviewed over Lockerbie

Friday, April 8th 2011, 0:43
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Lockerbie

Former Libyan foreign minister, Moussa Koussa, has been interviewed by Scottish police investigating the Lockerbie bombing, the BBC learns.
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UK 'not liable' for Kenya abuses

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 19:09

The government cannot be held legally liable for abuses during the Mau Mau rebellion against British colonial rule in Kenya, the High Court in London hears.
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Debt crisis 'shows cuts needed'

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 16:19
related countries: Portugal Portugal, Russia Russia

George Osborne says the Portuguese bail-out shows the UK was right to prioritise debt reduction - but Labour accuses him of "desperate scaremongering".
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Bank keeps interest rates on hold

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 11:29

UK interest rates stay at a record low of 0.5% as the Bank of England continues to resist calls for a rise to curb inflation.
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Second arrest in Ronan Kerr probe

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 9:56

A second man is arrested in connection with the murder of police officer Ronan Kerr in Northern Ireland.
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Retailers cut profits estimates

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 7:53

UK retailers Halfords and Carpetright both cut their profit predictions as consumer spending remains tight.
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Man, 85, crosses Atlantic on raft

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 7:40
related places: London

A grandfather from London and his three-man crew successfully cross the Atlantic on a raft made of pipes.
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Law named interim Sri Lanka coach

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 7:20
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Former Australia batsman Stuart Law is promoted to interim head coach of Sri Lanka ahead of their tour of England.
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Plan for 'better high-speed rail'

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 1:13
related places: Birmingham, London

Environmental charities have formed an alliance calling on the government to reconsider its approach to a London-to-Birmingham high-speed rail line.
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Money woe 'fuels depression rise'

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 0:24

Economic problems may be fuelling a rise in depression in England, it has been suggested.
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Live - Scottish Premier League

Wednesday, April 6th 2011, 17:59
related places: Aberdeen, Glasgow, Motherwell

Celtic can reclaim top spot in the SPL as Hibernian visit Glasgow, while Motherwell host Dundee Utd and St Mirren take on Aberdeen.
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Man held in Ronan Kerr inquiry

Wednesday, April 6th 2011, 17:47
related places: Omagh

Police investigating the murder of Constable Ronan Kerr in Omagh on Saturday arrest a man in Scotland.
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Mau Mau government files released

Wednesday, April 6th 2011, 16:45
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Thousands of files from former British administrations are to be made public, including documents relating to the Kenyan Mau Mau uprising.
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We won't take risks with NHS - PM

Wednesday, April 6th 2011, 11:48

The government will not take risks with the NHS in England, Prime Minister David Cameron says.
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Kabul woman dies after Nato crash

Wednesday, April 6th 2011, 11:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

An Afghan woman dies after being hit by a British military vehicle in the capital, Kabul, police say.
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Two held over phone-hacking claim

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 17:12

The News of the World's chief reporter and a former news editor with the newspaper have been arrested and bailed on suspicion of phone hacking, the BBC understands.
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'Insurgents defeated'

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 17:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

UK commander claims success in Afghan district
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VIDEO: Libyan fighter's eBay flak jacket

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 16:54
related countries: Libya Libya

One Libyan fighter, who travelled from the UK to fight against pro-Gaddafi forces, bought a flak jacket on eBay before heading to the conflict zone.
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PM urges 'new era' with Pakistan

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 16:01
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

UK Prime Minister David Cameron says he wants a "fresh start" in relations with Pakistan as he offered £650m in aid and better security co-operation.
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BA raises long-haul fuel charges

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 15:10

British Airways says it is increasing its fuel surcharge on long-haul flights because of high oil prices.
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Pound up on service sector growth

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 13:02
related places: March

The pound strengthens against the dollar after figures suggest the UK service sector grew at its fastest pace in a year in March.
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Rattle concert gets 3D treatment

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 12:39

An orchestral concert will be screened in 3D at cinemas across the UK for the first time, organisers have said.
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Poulter aims for Ryder Cup form

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 9:19

England's Ian Poulter aiming to replicate his impressive Ryder Cup performances during the Masters, which starts this Thursday at Augusta.
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MPs criticise UK's weapon exports

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 7:58

The government and its Labour predecessor failed to control arms exports to regimes in north Africa and the Middle East, a cross-party group of MPs says.
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'Worrying' picture for UK economy

Monday, April 4th 2011, 23:02

The UK faces a fragile economic recovery, with the overall picture worrying, a British Chambers of Commerce survey suggests.
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NHS concern genuine, says Lansley

Monday, April 4th 2011, 22:16

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley says ministers will "pause" for consultation on a planned NHS shake-up in England - amid claims the policy is in "chaos".
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More RAF planes for Libya mission

Monday, April 4th 2011, 18:01
related countries: Italy Italy, Libya Libya

Four more British warplanes are being deployed to join the assault on pro-Gaddafi forces in Libya, the prime minister announces in Italy.
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Man found guilty of canal murders

Monday, April 4th 2011, 15:22
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: London

A man is found guilty of murdering two women whose bodies were found mutilated and dumped in canals in London and the Netherlands.
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Bomb threat plane lands at Athens

Monday, April 4th 2011, 12:47
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Athens

A British passenger plane makes a safe emergency landing in Athens following a bomb threat, officials say.
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Britain's pupils 'are bad losers'

Monday, April 4th 2011, 1:59

A survey suggests UK schoolchildren are bad sports and find it difficult to lose graciously at games.
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NI policeman's mother urges help

Sunday, April 3rd 2011, 18:49

The mother of murdered Northern Ireland policeman Ronan Kerr urges people to come forward with information, and says Catholics should still join the police.
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Police appeal for car bomb help

Sunday, April 3rd 2011, 13:13
related places: Omagh

Police in Northern Ireland appeal for information after the murder of a Catholic police officer in Omagh on Saturday night.
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VIDEO: Public support for Libya action 'mixed'

Sunday, April 3rd 2011, 8:20
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Libya Libya

A poll suggests that the backing of British people for the Libyan mission is less than it was for the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
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VIDEO: My new life as a husky handler

Sunday, April 3rd 2011, 7:38

The story of Nigel Vickers Harris, who quit his job in the UK for a new life with huskies in the Arctic.
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UK base for giant radio telescope

Saturday, April 2nd 2011, 17:54

The Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire will be the headquarters for a £1.3bn project to build the world's biggest radio telescope.
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Rangers 2-3 Dundee United

Saturday, April 2nd 2011, 15:52

Dundee United come from behind to win at Ibrox and deny Rangers the chance of going top of the Scottish Premier League table.
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Live - Scottish Premier League

Saturday, April 2nd 2011, 13:00
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

Rangers can go top of the league with a win over Dundee United, while bottom club Hamilton aim to close the gap on St Mirren.
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Gaddafi aide faces more questions

Saturday, April 2nd 2011, 11:31
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: London

The UK is still seeking information from ex-Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa who fled to London on Thursday, Defence Secretary Liam Fox says.
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Retail banks 'aren't competitive'

Saturday, April 2nd 2011, 10:21

Bank customers are not told enough about charges and it is too hard to switch current accounts, a Treasury committee report says.
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Charges over Stockwell shooting

Saturday, April 2nd 2011, 0:15
related places: London

A man is charged with two counts of attempted murder following the shooting of a five-year-old girl and a man in a south London shop.
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