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Robinson angry at referee display

Sunday, February 27th 2011, 19:53
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Scotland head coach Andy Robinson is left angry at refereeing decisions in the 21-18 defeat by Ireland.
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India v England as it happened

Sunday, February 27th 2011, 17:31
related countries: India India
related places: Bangalore

A brilliant 158 from Andrew Strauss sees England tie an extraordinary World Cup group match against India in Bangalore.
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England & India in thrilling tie

Sunday, February 27th 2011, 17:11
related countries: India India
related places: Bangalore

England tie an extraordinary World Cup group match against India in Bangalore thanks to Andrew Strauss' brilliant 158.
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Ireland hold on to beat Scotland

Sunday, February 27th 2011, 17:04

Ireland narrowly beat Scotland at Murrayfield to record their second victory of the Six Nations.
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West Ham 3-1 Liverpool

Sunday, February 27th 2011, 15:22
related places: Liverpool, London, West Ham

Scott Parker inspires West Ham to a win over Liverpool at Upton Park that lifts the east London side off the bottom of the Premier League table.
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UK 'stopping aid to 16 countries'

Sunday, February 27th 2011, 14:43

The UK is to stop direct aid to 16 countries but its overall international development budget will rise, a document obtained by the BBC suggests.
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Live - Scottish Premier League

Sunday, February 27th 2011, 12:12

St Johnstone travel to Ibrox in the Scottish Premier League, after Motherwell pull off a surprise win over Celtic.
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UK forces to resume Libya rescue

Sunday, February 27th 2011, 9:27
related countries: Libya Libya

RAF and special forces teams are expected to continue their mission to rescue the remaining British citizens stranded in Libyan desert camps.
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VIDEO: Bahraini cleric returns from exile

Sunday, February 27th 2011, 4:51
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

A leading Bahraini opposition cleric has returned to his country from self imposed exile in the UK.
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New UK disaster team heads to NZ

Saturday, February 26th 2011, 23:18
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A British team of disaster victim identification experts flies to New Zealand as hopes fade of finding survivors of the country's earthquake.
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Final UK rescue plane in Tripoli

Saturday, February 26th 2011, 17:57
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

The final rescue plane chartered by the UK government for people seeking to escape from Libya arrives at Tripoli airport.
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Live Six Nations - England v France

Saturday, February 26th 2011, 13:31
related countries: France France, Italy Italy
related places: Rome, Twickenham

England and France put their unbeaten Six Nations records on the line at Twickenham after Wales hold on to beat Italy in Rome.
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Live - Saturday's Scottish football

Saturday, February 26th 2011, 11:41
related places: Aberdeen, Pittodrie

Aberdeen host Hearts at Pittodrie in the first of four Scottish Premier League games on Saturday.
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UK funding warning on UN agency

Saturday, February 26th 2011, 9:20

The UK is threatening to switch funding away from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization unless its performance improves, BBC News learns.
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VIDEO: Stage is set for 83rd Academy Awards

Saturday, February 26th 2011, 4:01

The Oscars will be handed out in Hollywood on Sunday and one British export has attracted plenty of buzz.
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Local label 'false' on many foods

Saturday, February 26th 2011, 1:01

Almost a fifth of foods labelled as local in England and Wales are making the claim falsely, a study suggests.
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VIDEO: UK's Olympic Orbit tower takes shape

Friday, February 25th 2011, 18:53

BBC London follows the Anish Kapoor-designed ArcelorMittal Orbit tower on its European journey as it takes shape in the Olympic Park.
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PM backs Libya 'war crimes' probe

Friday, February 25th 2011, 16:32
related countries: Libya Libya

David Cameron says the UK is pressing for an investigation into whether the Libyan regime has committed "war crimes" during its crackdown on popular protests.
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Queen stars launch 'moving' show

Friday, February 25th 2011, 15:59
related places: London

Queen stars Roger Taylor and Brian May open a new London exhibition of memorabilia to mark the band's 40th anniversary, and call the experience "moving".
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Dior suspends 'race row' Galliano

Friday, February 25th 2011, 15:07
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Fashion house Dior suspends British designer John Galliano over claims he racially abused a couple in a Paris restaurant.
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Economy shrinks more than thought

Friday, February 25th 2011, 14:55

The UK economy shrank by more than first thought in the last quarter of 2010, contracting by 0.6%, revised figures show.
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Water bills see 4.6% average rise

Friday, February 25th 2011, 9:51

Water and sewerage bills in England and Wales will go up by 4.6% this April, to an average of £356 per household.
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Cuts 'will damage defence of UK'

Friday, February 25th 2011, 6:56

A group of former top military officers and academics warns Britain's ability to launch operations will be seriously damaged by government cuts.
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Obama seeks consensus over Libya

Friday, February 25th 2011, 6:05
related countries: Italy Italy, Libya Libya, United States United States

US President Barack Obama calls the leaders of the UK, France and Italy as international efforts to respond to the violence in Libya gather pace.
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VIDEO: 'Banditry' and 'chaos' in Libya

Thursday, February 24th 2011, 23:20
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Gatwick, Tripoli

Three British evacuation flights have left the Libyan capital Tripoli, with one of them landing at Gatwick airport on Thursday.
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Cameron in Libya response apology

Thursday, February 24th 2011, 23:16
related countries: Libya Libya

Prime Minister David Cameron says he is "incredibly sorry" for the delays in getting Britons out of Libya and "lessons will be learned".
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Two UK dead in New Zealand quake

Thursday, February 24th 2011, 21:49
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Christchurch

One of two Britons killed in the earthquake that devastated the city of Christchurch in New Zealand has been named by the Foreign Office.
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RBS reports 2010 loss of £1.13bn

Thursday, February 24th 2011, 15:47

Royal Bank of Scotland reports a loss of £1.13bn for 2010, a bigger figure than analysts had been expecting.
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Sheridan back as Moody misses out

Thursday, February 24th 2011, 13:04
related countries: France France

England make one change for Saturday's Six Nations tie against France with Andrew Sheridan returning but captain Lewis Moody misses out through injury.
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British Gas sees profits up 24%

Thursday, February 24th 2011, 10:48

British Gas's operating profits rose 24% in 2010 to £742m, its parent company Centrica says.
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AUDIO: British doctor saves lives in Christchurch

Thursday, February 24th 2011, 10:33
related places: Brighton, Christchurch

Dr Jackie Earl, originally from Brighton, has been saving the lives of survivors from the earthquake in Christchurch.
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Ben Elton's Australian show axed

Thursday, February 24th 2011, 10:11
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

British comic Ben Elton's new show in Australia is axed after three episodes, it is announced.
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First Libya rescue plane returns

Thursday, February 24th 2011, 10:08
related countries: Libya Libya

Dozens of Britons are being flown back to the UK from Libya following unrest as the government faces criticism over its response to situation.
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VIDEO: Anna Wintour on McQueen's legacy

Thursday, February 24th 2011, 6:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York, McQueen

American Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour talks about the enduring influence of Alexander McQueen, as New York's Metropolitan Museum prepares to hold an exhibition dedicated to the work of the British fashion designer.
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Cost of supply staff 'hit £293m'

Thursday, February 24th 2011, 0:14

Secondary schools in England spent £293m on supply teachers last year - the equivalent of nearly £100,000 per school, the Taxpayers' Alliance says.
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PM vows to rescue Libya Britons

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011, 14:19
related countries: Libya Libya

The UK is working "flat out" to get British nationals out of Libya as soon as possible, David Cameron says, amid growing criticism of the speed of its response.
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Qatar expresses UK bank interest

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011, 13:39
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Qatar's prime minister expresses an interest in investing in Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group - both part-owned by the UK government.
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More Bank support for rate rise

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011, 13:09

Three members of the Bank of England's rate-setting body voted for an interest rate rise earlier this month, minutes show.
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Mandela opera in city arts deal

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011, 12:54

An opera based on the life of Nelson Mandela is the showpiece of a new partnership between the Wales Millennium Centre and Cape Town Opera.
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Britons wait for quake death news

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011, 11:40
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

The British high commissioner to New Zealand says staff are in direct contact with police to find out whether any Britons were killed.
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Mediation move for divorce cases

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011, 11:22

Divorcing couples in England and Wales are to be referred to mediation to sort out most disputes before they are allowed to use the courts.
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UK calls for Mid East aid reform

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011, 11:03

The UK government says it wants to "turn off the tap" of European Union aid to Middle East countries which fail to bring in political change.
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Thai police probe UK couple death

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011, 4:11
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Chiang Mai

Thai police are investigating the deaths of a retired couple from Lincolnshire, found dead while on holiday in the northern city of Chiang Mai.
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MI5 'had chance to spot 7/7 plan'

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 21:22
related places: London

MI5 received intelligence four months before the London bombings which could have identified ringleader Mohammed Sidique Khan as an extremist, the inquests hear.
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UK plans to charter Libya plane

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 20:47
related countries: Libya Libya

The UK government is trying to charter a plane to Libya to help stranded Britons return home, the Foreign Secretary William Hague says.
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UK team to join NZ quake effort

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 20:27
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Christchurch

A UK search-and-rescue team is on its way to New Zealand to join the relief effort after the Christchurch earthquake, David Cameron has said.
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BA cabin crew in new ballot move

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 18:40

A new ballot of cabin crew at British Airways is to be held in their long-running dispute with management.
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Strauss demands England reaction

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 17:56
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

England captain Andrew Strauss demands a marked improvement after his side's unconvincing World Cup win over the Netherlands.
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Ragged England sneak past Dutch

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 16:45
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

England survive a major scare in their opening World Cup match as they overcome a spirited Netherlands with only eight balls to spare.
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VIDEO: Trying out the 2012 velodrome

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 15:02

Cyclists, architect Mike Taylor, and triple Olympic gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy have given their reaction to the velodrome, the first venue to be completed for the 2012 London Olympics.
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Velodrome for 2012 Games opened

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 12:22

The 6,000-seat velodrome for the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics is officially opened.
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Britons recall New Zealand quake

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 10:53
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Christchurch

British nationals caught up in the Christchurch earthquake speak of the chaos and devastation in New Zealand's second city.
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Deutsche Bank fined over lending

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 10:53

Deutsche Bank becomes the first financial company in the UK to be fined for "irresponsible" mortgage lending.
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France make changes for England

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 9:55
related places: Twickenham

France make several changes for the key Six Nations match with England at Twickenham on Saturday.
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VIDEO: British dancers at Russia's Bolshoi

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 9:37
related countries: Russia Russia

The BBC's Daniel Sandford visits three British students who are attending the elite Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Russia
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BAA sees losses narrow to £317m

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 9:14

UK airports operator BAA reports a loss of £317m for 2010 after a year of volcanic ash, strikes and snow.
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Venezuela attacks Hague comments

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 1:25
related countries: Libya Libya, Venezuela Venezuela

The Venezuelan government says remarks by UK Foreign Secretary William Hague suggesting that Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi was on his way to Venezuela were "irresponsible".
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UK travel advice on Egypt relaxed

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 1:00
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The Foreign Office relaxes its travel advice for British citizens going to Egypt, three weeks after warning against visiting some cities.
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Britain condemns Libyan violence

Monday, February 21st 2011, 21:07
related countries: Libya Libya

The UK strongly condemns violence carried out by the Libyan regime as anti-government protests there spread to the capital Tripoli.
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Velodrome for 2012 Games to open

Monday, February 21st 2011, 20:19

The 6,000-seat velodrome for the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics will open on Tuesday.
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MI5 'was not responsible for 7/7'

Monday, February 21st 2011, 17:44

MI5's chief of staff has told the 7 July inquests that the security service cannot be held responsible for the 2005 London suicide attacks.
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VIDEO: Is Gaddafi's leadership doomed?

Monday, February 21st 2011, 14:08
related countries: Libya Libya

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague has urged the Libyan leadership to behave with "humanity and restraint".
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VIDEO: Tracking down UK suspects in Spain

Monday, February 21st 2011, 13:45
related countries: Spain Spain

Ten suspected British criminals, thought to be on the run in Spain, are named in a most wanted list
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BP in pact with India's Reliance

Monday, February 21st 2011, 13:20
related countries: India India

UK oil giant BP and Reliance Industries announce a $7.2bn "transformational" strategic oil and gas partnership in India.
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Britons in Libya 'helped to move'

Monday, February 21st 2011, 11:13
related countries: Libya Libya

British nationals in eastern Libya are being helped to reach a "place of safety", according to the Foreign Office.
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Boyle best-selling UK act abroad

Monday, February 21st 2011, 9:07

Susan Boyle scored the most successful album overseas by a UK artist for a second year running, research by Music Week magazine reveals.
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Thousands at alcohol 'death risk'

Monday, February 21st 2011, 8:01

Liver specialists warn up to 250,000 lives could be lost to drinking in England and Wales by 2030 unless industry regulation is improved.
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Appeal over UK suspects in Spain

Monday, February 21st 2011, 0:04
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Alicante

A new Crimestoppers' campaign targeting UK suspects thought to be hiding in Spain is being launched in Alicante.
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Iceland calls Icesave referendum

Sunday, February 20th 2011, 17:50
related countries: Iceland Iceland, Netherlands Netherlands

Iceland's president calls a referendum on the latest plan to repay the UK and the Netherlands 4bn euros (£3.1bn) lost when the Icesave bank collapsed.
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Plan to bring UK clocks forward

Sunday, February 20th 2011, 15:05

Longer and brighter evenings could move a step closer this week with a government proposal to move the UK's clocks in line with most of Europe.
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Royal wedding couple invite 1,900

Sunday, February 20th 2011, 13:22

Some 1,900 guests have been invited to the royal wedding, St James's Palace says, as invitations begin landing on doormats across the UK and abroad.
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UK to press for European reform

Sunday, February 20th 2011, 12:20

The government is to press for the European Court of Human Rights to be reformed, but will not pull out of the European Convention, Justice Secretary Ken Clarke says.
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Live - Scottish football

Sunday, February 20th 2011, 11:29

Celtic thump rivals Rangers 3-0 in the early Scottish Premier League kick-off, before St Mirren host Hibernian.
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VIDEO: US ambassador: 'We promote democracy'

Sunday, February 20th 2011, 11:09
related countries: United States United States

US ambassador to Britain Louis Susman says US relationships with allies would continue whatever governments emerge from revolutions in the Middle East
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New tech to help break down music

Sunday, February 20th 2011, 1:34
related places: London

A music technology firm in south-east London develops a system for breaking music into its component parts.
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State visits

Sunday, February 20th 2011, 0:30
related countries: United States United States

Where do US presidents go when in the UK?
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Miliband hits out at NHS shake-up

Saturday, February 19th 2011, 13:03

The Labour leader criticises plans to give more power to family doctors in England and warns the government to expect a huge backlash.
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Mixed-race adoption policy change

Saturday, February 19th 2011, 10:57

White couples should be allowed to adopt black and ethnic minority children according to new guidelines for social workers in England.
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UK issues Bahrain travel warning

Saturday, February 19th 2011, 7:20
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

The Foreign Office advises Britons against all but essential travel to Bahrain and certain areas of Libya amid violent protests.
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UK revokes Bahrain arms licences

Friday, February 18th 2011, 23:57
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Dozens of licences for the sale of arms to Bahrain and Libya are revoked after a Foreign Office review prompted by violence in the Middle East.
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Barclays reveals corporation tax

Friday, February 18th 2011, 22:42

Barclays paid £113m in corporation tax to the UK in 2009, 2.4% of its annual profit of £4.6bn, a Labour MP reveals.
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Mongolian spy can be extradited

Friday, February 18th 2011, 17:43
related countries: Germany Germany, Mongolia Mongolia

Mongolian spy chief Bat Khurts, who claims he was lured to the UK so he could be arrested, can be extradited to Germany, a judge ruled at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court.
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Cameron rejects Clegg votes call

Friday, February 18th 2011, 16:48

David Cameron says a proposed change in the UK voting system would be "bad for democracy", as he lines up against his own deputy ahead of a referendum.
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Children's books rule at library

Friday, February 18th 2011, 9:36

Children's writers - including Horrible Histories creator Terry Deary - dominate a list of the 10 most borrowed authors at UK libraries.
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Badger cull decision faces delay

Friday, February 18th 2011, 1:32

The UK government's decision on whether to allow badger culling to curb cattle TB in England is to be delayed.
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Councils 'missed' £530m in taxes

Friday, February 18th 2011, 0:00

Cash-strapped local authorities in Britain failed to collect £530m in council tax in 2009-10, a BBC investigation finds.
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Obama coming to UK on state visit

Thursday, February 17th 2011, 19:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: May

Buckingham Palace has confirmed that US President Barack Obama will come to Britain on a state visit in May.
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Treasury unveils finance watchdog

Thursday, February 17th 2011, 16:08

The government reveals who will sit on a powerful new Bank of England committee set to take over UK financial regulation.
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BAE growth flat amid defence cuts

Thursday, February 17th 2011, 12:21

UK defence group BAE Systems reports a rise in profits in 2010, but sales growth was sluggish after government spending cuts.
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Cameron to abandon forests sale

Thursday, February 17th 2011, 12:20

Ministers appear set to ditch plans to change the ownership of thousands of acres of state-owned woodland in England.
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Bank member in inflation warning

Thursday, February 17th 2011, 12:07

Bank of England MPC member Andrew Sentance questions claims that unemployment and spare capacity in the UK economy will cool inflation.
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World Cup to remain free to watch

Thursday, February 17th 2011, 10:47

The European General Court (EGC) says the UK is within its rights to show all World Cup and European Championship games on free-to-air TV.
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Oil worker released in DR Congo

Thursday, February 17th 2011, 9:40
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Africa South Africa

DR Congo rebels release a South African oil worker employed by UK-based oil firm Soco, three days after his kidnapping, officials say.
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Football fan to be returned to UK

Thursday, February 17th 2011, 8:45
related countries: Portugal Portugal

An England football fan jailed in Portugal for his role in a riot during Euro 2004 is to be transferred to a UK prison to serve out his sentence.
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Warhol self-portrait makes £10.8m

Thursday, February 17th 2011, 8:37
related places: London

A large-scale, little-seen Andy Warhol self-portrait sells at Christie's in London for twice as much as expected.
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Iceland agrees new Icesave deal

Wednesday, February 16th 2011, 18:56
related countries: Iceland Iceland, Netherlands Netherlands

Iceland's parliament votes for a new plan to repay the UK and the Netherlands 4bn euros (£3.1bn) lost when Icesave collapsed.
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Sex register appeals to go ahead

Wednesday, February 16th 2011, 18:22

Sex offenders are to be given the right to appeal against having to register with the police for life, but the government says it will make the new rules as "tough" as possible.
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Inflation 'to increase sharply'

Wednesday, February 16th 2011, 16:50

Inflation will rise sharply in the first half of this year and growth will be weaker, says Bank of England governor Mervyn King.
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UK jobless number rises further

Wednesday, February 16th 2011, 16:11

Unemployment rose by 44,000 to 2.5 million in the final three months of 2010, with youth unemployment hitting a record high, figures show.
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Brit awards hit by ratings slump

Wednesday, February 16th 2011, 14:42

The Brit awards suffers its lowest ratings for five years after an average of 4.8m tune in to watch the ceremony on ITV1.
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