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VIDEO: Gaddafi's 'letters' to Obama and others

Saturday, March 19th 2011, 11:24
related countries: France France, Libya Libya, United States United States

A spokesman has read out a letter on behalf of the Libyan leader Col Gaddafi to US President Barack Obama, closely followed by one jointly aimed at France, the UK and the UN.
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Property planning rules to soften

Saturday, March 19th 2011, 11:15

The government is set to announce measures in the Budget to make it easier for companies in England to convert commercial property into private dwellings.
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SA victory puts England through

Saturday, March 19th 2011, 10:37
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, India India, South Africa South Africa
related places: Mirpur

South Africa thrash Bangladesh by 206 runs in Mirpur to top Group B, a result that takes England and India into in the World Cup quarter-finals.
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Live - Australia v Pakistan

Saturday, March 19th 2011, 3:08
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, South Africa South Africa
related places: Mirpur

Pakistan end Australia's 34-match unbeaten run at the World Cup with a four-wicket win after South Africa beat Bangladesh to send England into the quarter-finals.
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PM to 'judge Gaddafi by actions'

Friday, March 18th 2011, 20:38
related countries: Libya Libya

David Cameron says he will judge Col Muammar Gaddafi "on his actions not his words" after Libya offers an immediate ceasefire amid plans to deploy UK jets to help enforce a no-fly zone.
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Pastor jailed in 'slavery' case

Friday, March 18th 2011, 17:15
related places: London

A church pastor is jailed for trafficking children into the UK for use as domestic "slaves" at her home in east London.
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UK prepares for Libya no-fly zone

Friday, March 18th 2011, 9:47
related countries: Libya Libya

UK forces are preparing to help enforce a no-fly zone over Libya after the UN backed "all necessary measures", short of an invasion, to protect civilians.
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Congo blocks oil search in park

Friday, March 18th 2011, 9:35
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

DR Congo rejects a bid by the UK's Soco International to search for oil in the famous Virunga National Park, home to rare mountain gorillas.
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UK life expectancy 'on the rise'

Friday, March 18th 2011, 0:09

Life expectancy in the UK is on the rise, along with the rest of Europe, despite concerns over the effects of obesity, says a population expert.
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UK flight departs Bahrain empty

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 20:50
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

No Britons chose to board an evacuation flight from Bahrain chartered by the government despite warnings about ongoing violence in the country.
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UK quake rescuers to leave Japan

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 20:06
related countries: Japan Japan

UK rescuers are to begin withdrawing from Japan after extensive searches of rubble following last Friday's earthquake did not lead them to any survivors.
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Strauss proud of England spirit

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 17:55

Captain Andrew Strauss says England's "hunger and desire" helped them to their 18-run win over the West Indies having been on the brink of defeat.
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Live - Europa League

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 17:29
related places: Liverpool

On a disastrous night of Europa League football for British teams Man City beat Dynamo Kiev but go out on aggregate, Liverpool are held by Braga and also exit and Rangers go down 1-0 at Ibrox to PSV Eindhoven.
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RBS pays £375m to 323 key staff

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 17:27

Royal Bank of Scotland, 83% owned by the taxpayer, says it paid 323 top people an average of £1.2m each in 2010.
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Leave Bahrain now, Britons urged

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 16:52
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

The UK Foreign Office urges Britons to leave Bahrain on Thursday using commercial flights, as protests and violence continue in the Gulf state.
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England win keeps Cup hopes alive

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 16:37

England take four wickets in 20 balls to clinch a dramatic 18-run win over the West Indies that keeps their World Cup campaign alive.
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England win keeps Cup hopes alive

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 16:37

England take four wickets in 20 balls to clinch a dramatic 18-run win over the West Indies that keeps their World Cup campaign alive.
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UK arranging Japan charter planes

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 14:06
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

The government is to charter planes so that Britons who want to leave Japan can fly from Tokyo to Hong Kong.
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Live - England v West Indies

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 13:02

England's World Cup hopes are in the balance as West Indies edge closer towards the 244 they need to win the Group B match in Chennai.
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Graduates 'could pay back double'

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 9:52

Some graduates in England could end up paying back double their original student loans under the new fees regime, figures calculated for the BBC suggest.
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L&G predicts growth for UK unit

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 8:06

The chief executive of Legal & General predicts good growth in the UK for sales of insurance and savings.
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Woman convicted of keeping slave

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 20:24
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania
related places: London

A former hospital director is made to pay £25,000 compensation to a Tanzanian woman she forced to work as a slave at her London home for four years.
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Recovery 'subdued' for two years

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 19:10

The UK economy will remain subdued this year, with government cuts and sluggish world trade slowing growth, the OECD says.
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'Red tape' row over UK quake team

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 16:31
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

A team of UK rescuers say they had to leave quake-hit Japan because they could not secure the proper paperwork from the British embassy in Tokyo.
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Tchenguiz bros can sue Kaupthing

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 16:12
related countries: Iceland Iceland

A UK High Court decision opens the way for the Tchenguiz brothers to sue Iceland's failed Kaupthing Bank for £1bn damages.
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Jobless total hits 17-year high

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 14:37

UK unemployment rose by 27,000 in the three months to the end of January to 2.53 million, the highest total since 1994.
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PM wants UN 'leadership' on Libya

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 12:50
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Libya Libya

UK Prime Minister David Cameron urges the UN to "show leadership" ahead of negotiations about whether to back a no-fly zone in Libya.
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Stabbed politician 'was watched'

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 12:23
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: London

A Pakistani politician stabbed to death in London may have been followed on the day of the attack, police say.
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Lost legion

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 10:07

Did a mysterious Roman military disaster change Britain?
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Patient malnutrition risk 'risen'

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 3:13
related places: More

More than one in three people admitted to hospital across the UK are at risk of malnutrition, according to a survey of nearly 10,000 patients.
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Olympic ticket sales 'going well'

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 22:32

The first day of ticket sales for the 2012 London Olympics was going "very well", Games organisers say.
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US web suicide nurse found guilty

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 20:32
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States

A US nurse is convicted of aiding the suicides of a British man and a Canadian woman after seeking out depressed people online and urging two to kill themselves.
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Second UK team joins Japan effort

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 16:54
related countries: Japan Japan

Another UK team flies to quake-hit Japan to help search for the thousands still missing amid growing concerns for UK citizens caught up in the disaster.
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Ferdinand 'upset' over captaincy

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 16:45

Rio Ferdinand is "very upset" over plans to reinstate John Terry as England captain, a source close to the player has told BBC Sport.
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VIDEO: Olympic countdown clock stops

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 15:59

The official Olympic countdown clock to London 2012 in Trafalgar Square has stopped just one day after it was unveiled.
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2012 Olympics tickets go on sale

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 15:41

Tickets for the London 2012 Olympic Games go on sale 500 days ahead of the event, priced from £20 to £2,012.
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Doctors 'want halt to NHS plans'

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 12:22

Doctors at an emergency union meeting have called on the government to put a halt to its overhaul of the NHS in England.
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Live - South Africa v Ireland

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 8:28
related countries: Ireland Ireland, South Africa South Africa

South Africa beat Ireland by 131 runs in Kolkata to secure their place in the World Cup quarter-finals and end Ireland's hopes of advancing.
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Strauss and Swann laid low by bug

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 6:45

England captain Andrew Strauss and spin bowler Graeme Swann miss practice on Tuesday because of stomach upsets.
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Cameron concern for quake Britons

Monday, March 14th 2011, 23:47
related countries: Japan Japan

Prime Minister David Cameron says there are "severe concerns" for a number of British nationals after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
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No-fly zone can happen - Cameron

Monday, March 14th 2011, 20:58
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Cameron

Imposing a no-fly zone over Muammar Gaddafi's Libya is "perfectly deliverable", UK Prime Minister David Cameron says.
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China overtakes UK in art league

Monday, March 14th 2011, 15:42
related countries: China China

China overtakes the UK as a global art market for the first time, a report suggests.
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Fears grow over UK quake victims

Monday, March 14th 2011, 15:32
related countries: Japan Japan

Increasing numbers of Britons raise concerns about friends and relatives possibly caught up in Japan's earthquake, as a UK rescue team begins work.
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Takeaway jobs ban for immigrants

Monday, March 14th 2011, 13:02

Migrants from outside the European Economic Area will no longer be allowed to work in the UK as chefs in takeaway restaurants, the government says.
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Inquiry into 'false' demo arrest

Monday, March 14th 2011, 11:17
related places: London

An investigation starts into whether three Metropolitan Police officers colluded to falsely arrest a man at a tuition fees rally in central London last year.
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Bangladesh ease past Netherlands

Monday, March 14th 2011, 11:04
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Bangladesh ease to a six-wicket win over Netherlands to boost their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup quarter-finals and dent England's in the process.
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GB on track for record 2012 Games

Monday, March 14th 2011, 10:09

Britain is on course to secure a record medal haul at the London 2012 Olympics, says UK Sport chief executive Liz Nicholl.
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England must be better - Johnson

Monday, March 14th 2011, 9:10
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Coach Martin Johnson says England must up their game if they are to seal a Six Nations Grand Slam against Ireland on Saturday.
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Adele's UK chart reign continues

Monday, March 14th 2011, 8:53

Adele continues her reign at the top of the UK album and singles charts this week.
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Rate rise 'could derail recovery'

Monday, March 14th 2011, 7:46

A rise in UK interest rates over the next couple of months could derail the economic recovery, says a new report.
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Health groups reject alcohol deal

Monday, March 14th 2011, 2:35

Six leading health groups have dealt the government a blow by refusing to sign up to its new "responsibility deal" on alcohol in England.
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UK 'gave torture tacit approval'

Monday, March 14th 2011, 0:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The former president of Pakistan says he was never told about Britain's disapproval of torture, a claim denied by British ex-officials.
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Legally Blonde is West End winner

Sunday, March 13th 2011, 21:03
related places: London

Legally Blonde wins three prizes at the Laurence Olivier Awards in London, including best musical actress for its star Sheridan Smith.
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UK rescue team arrives in Japan

Sunday, March 13th 2011, 19:16
related countries: Japan Japan

A British rescue team lands in Japan where it will join the search for survivors of the devastating earthquake and tsunami.
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England hold off brave Scotland

Sunday, March 13th 2011, 16:58
related places: Twickenham

England move within one victory of a first Grand Slam since 2003 as they finally see off battling Scotland 22-16 at Twickenham.
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Live - England v Scotland

Sunday, March 13th 2011, 13:59
related places: Twickenham

England aim for a fourth successive win in the Six Nations as they take on Scotland at Twickenham in the oldest rivalry in international rugby.
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Live - Sunday's Scottish football

Sunday, March 13th 2011, 12:55
related places: Kilmarnock, Motherwell

Rangers take on Kilmarnock on Scottish Premier League duty at Ibrox after Scottish Cup holders Dundee Utd play out a thrilling 2-2 draw with Motherwell.
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Ferdinand set to miss England tie

Sunday, March 13th 2011, 12:24

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson does not expect Rio Ferdinand to be fit for England's Euro 2012 qualifier against Wales on 26 March.
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Stars warn of cuts threat to arts

Sunday, March 13th 2011, 11:37

Some of the biggest names in British film, television and theatre say their industry should not be "an easy target" for government cuts.
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Iran 'to compete at London 2012' despite logo anger

Saturday, March 12th 2011, 22:23
related countries: Iran Iran

An Iranian official indicates the country will put aside a complaint about the London 2012 Olympics logo and attend the games.
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Controversial try helps Wales beat Ireland

Saturday, March 12th 2011, 18:52
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Cardiff

A disputed Mike Phillips try helps Wales beat Ireland 19-13 to secure their third Six Nations win in row.
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Knox 'was not near murder scene'

Saturday, March 12th 2011, 18:04

Witnesses at the appeal of Amanda Knox reject a claim she was seen near a house where her British roommate, Meredith Kercher, was murdered.
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Clegg vows 'no NHS privatisation'

Saturday, March 12th 2011, 16:42

Nick Clegg vows not to let the "profit motive drive a coach and horses through the NHS" after Lib Dem members call for a planned shake-up to be axed.
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Live - Six Nations

Saturday, March 12th 2011, 13:45
related countries: France France, Ireland Ireland
related places: Cardiff

Wales overcome Ireland in Cardiff after Italy claim an incredible victory over France in Rome.
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Strauss rues 'missed opportunity'

Saturday, March 12th 2011, 6:34
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

England captain Andrew Strauss rues a "missed opportunity" to book a World Cup quarter-finals place after their defeat by Bangladesh.
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Police dog bites cost thousands

Saturday, March 12th 2011, 0:49

Police forces across the UK have paid £770,000 in compensation to people bitten by police dogs over the past three years, the BBC learns.
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UK offers Japan quake assistance

Friday, March 11th 2011, 23:19
related countries: Japan Japan

UK offers emergency assistance to Japan as David Cameron and the Queen offer their condolences after the country's massive earthquake.
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Bangladesh rally to shock England

Friday, March 11th 2011, 16:50
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Bangladesh pull off a shock win in the World Cup, inflicting a second defeat on England that leaves their progress to the quarter-finals in serious doubt.
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VIDEO: Emergency EU meeting over Libya

Friday, March 11th 2011, 10:53
related countries: France France, Libya Libya
related places: Eu

The UK and France seek to ramp up the pressure on Col Gaddafi ahead of Friday's EU summit, saying the Libyan leader should leave immediately.
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Live - Bangladesh v England

Friday, March 11th 2011, 7:55
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Chittagong

Bangladesh rally to beat England by two wickets in a thrilling Group B contest in Chittagong, putting Andrew Strauss' side's qualification for the quarter-finals in doubt.
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UK increasing pressure on Gaddafi

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 22:38
related countries: France France, Libya Libya
related places: Eu

The UK and France seek to ramp up the pressure on Col Gaddafi ahead of Friday's EU summit, saying the Libyan leader should leave immediately.
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Iran 'not missed' at Games - Cameron

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 19:58
related places: Cameron

Iranians "would not be missed" if they decided to boycott the London Olympics over claims the 2012 logo is racist, David Cameron says.
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Hague sets out Libya conditions

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 18:05
related countries: Libya Libya

William Hague tells opposition groups in Libya there must be a sound "legal basis" and wide international support for any no-fly zone.
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Bank resists pressure to up rates

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 13:44

UK interest rates remain at their record low of 0.5%, as the Bank of England resists pressure to raise rates to curb inflation.
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Clapton in charity guitar auction

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 2:10
related places: New York

British rock guitarist Eric Clapton sells more than 70 of his instruments at a charity auction in New York, raising more than $2.15m.
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Museum to return islanders' bones

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 0:21
related places: London

London's Natural History Museum will return the skeletal remains of 138 indigenous people taken from the Torres Strait Islands in the 19th Century.
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VIDEO: Murakami's book on silver screen

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 21:28
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: London

BBC talks to director Tran Arnh Hung after "Norwegian Wood" premieres at the Asia Film Festival in London
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UK soldier dies in Helmand blast

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 21:16
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Ireland Ireland

A British soldier from 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment has been killed in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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UK anger as 'Iranian arms' seized

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 19:56
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

The foreign secretary condemns Tehran's actions after British Special Forces seize a suspected shipment of Iranian arms intended for the Taliban.
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Squatters in Gaddafi London home

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 17:24
related places: London

Squatters have taken over a London house thought to belong to Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the Metropolitan Police has confirmed.
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Eritrea 'quiet' on UK detainees

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 16:18
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea

Eritrea is refusing to give information about four former Royal Marines it is holding and is denying consular access to them, a Foreign Office official says.
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Special needs 'help for families'

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 11:09

Parents are being promised simpler and more effective support for children with special needs.
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Tobacco displays facing shop ban

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 10:01

Tobacco displays in shops will be banned in England as part of a package of measures to discourage smoking.
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Daimler and Rolls in Tognum bid

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 8:49
related countries: Germany Germany

German automotive giant Daimler and UK engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce team up to bid for German engineering group Tognum.
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England 'healthier than the US'

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 7:58
related countries: United States United States

People living in England enjoy better health than Americans, despite less investment in healthcare, research reveals.
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VIDEO: Suu Kyi film screens in London

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 22:14
related countries: Burma Burma
related places: London

A new documentary about Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is screened in London to mark International Women's Day.
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Police pay review wants perks cut

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 17:44

A review of police pay recommends big cuts in perks and bonuses, but the Police Federation warns the effect would be "devastating".
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England's Broad out of World Cup

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 14:24
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

England bowler Stuart Broad is ruled out of the World Cup after suffering a side strain.
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UK arrest over Stockholm bombing

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 13:01
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: Glasgow, Stockholm

A 30-year-old man is arrested in Glasgow in connection with a suicide bombing in Sweden in December.
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Christie ivories to go on display

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 11:26

Ancient carved ivories linked to thriller writer Dame Agatha Christie are to go on show for the first time after the British Museum buys them for £1.17m.
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Pinewood to invest in UK movies

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 9:30

Pinewood Shepperton, the film and television studios group, says it will invest millions of pounds in British films.
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Gender agenda

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 9:09

How tiny African kingdom became world beacon of sexual equality
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Hague rejects new Libya criticism

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 8:16
related countries: Libya Libya

The government has rejected claims it did not give enough help to a British woman fleeing violence in Libya.
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Fair access levy for universities

Tuesday, March 8th 2011, 0:43

Universities in England wanting to charge fees up to £9,000 per year could have to spend up to £900 of that on access for poorer students.
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Google buys price comparison site

Monday, March 7th 2011, 22:45

Search engine operator Google buys UK financial products price comparison site beatthatquote.com for £37.7m.
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Dundee United 3-1 Aberdeen

Monday, March 7th 2011, 21:52
related places: Aberdeen

Dundee United move into the Scottish Premier League's top six as they convincingly end Aberdeen's unbeaten run.
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Cameron backs prince in envoy row

Monday, March 7th 2011, 17:07
related places: York

The prime minister backs Prince Andrew in his role as a trade envoy, hours after No 10 sources questioned his future amid a row over his private life.
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Barclays boss to get £6.5m bonus

Monday, March 7th 2011, 15:49

Barclays chief executive Bob Diamond will receive a bonus of £6.5m for 2010, the UK bank says.
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Hirst designs Squeeze instruments

Monday, March 7th 2011, 14:15

UK band Squeeze will play an exclusive set of instruments designed by Damien Hirst when they headline a charity concert later this month.
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Pietersen ruled out of World Cup

Monday, March 7th 2011, 13:15

Kevin Pietersen is ruled out of the rest of England's World Cup campaign because of a hernia problem, and will be replaced by Eoin Morgan.
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