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Ex-England cricketer dies in fire

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 15:33

Former England all-rounder and BBC Test Match Special commentator Trevor Bailey dies in a house fire in Essex at the age of 87.
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England unchanged for Italy clash

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 13:10
related countries: Italy Italy

England manager Martin Johnson keeps faith with the starting line-up that beat Wales in their Six Nations opener for Saturday's match at home to Italy.
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Bank holds interest rates at 0.5%

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 12:53

UK interest rates are held at 0.5%, after the latest meeting of the Bank of England's rate-setters.
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UK home repossessions fall by 24%

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 11:32

The number of repossessions in the UK dropped by 24% in 2010, lenders say, but they warn more people may lose their homes this year.
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Africa on film

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 11:13

Is your relative in the UK's National Archive photo collection?
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Olympic bosses back West Ham bid

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 11:09
related places: London, West Ham

West Ham have won the backing of Olympic bosses to take over the 2012 stadium in east London after the Games, BBC London learns.
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Rare Gauguin work fails to sell

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 10:15
related places: London

A Paul Gauguin painting, displayed for the first time in 15 years, does not find a buyer at a London auction.
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Final day of Hague 'reform tour'

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 5:20
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain, United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

The foreign secretary will call for political change in the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, but will also seek stronger trade ties with the UK.
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Levein hopes Scots impressed fans

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 23:32

Scotland coach Craig Levein thinks the 3-0 win over Northern Ireland proves he has a talented squad.
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Woman quizzed on 'buttocks' death

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 22:10
related countries: United States United States

US police quiz a woman over an alleged hotel room "buttocks-enhancement" procedure that is thought to have led to the death of a British resident.
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Scotland 3-0 Northern Ireland

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 21:54

Scotland cruise to an impressive 3-0 win over a depleted Northern Ireland side in the Carling Nations Cup opener.
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Scotland 3-0 Northern Ireland

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 21:52

Scotland cruise to an impressive 3-0 win over a depleted Northern Ireland side in the Carling Nations Cup opener.
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Banks sign lending and bonus deal

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 20:15

A long-awaited agreement with the largest UK banks on lending and bonuses is announced by the government.
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Live - International football

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 18:30
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Ireland Ireland
related places: Copenhagen, Dublin

England come from behind to beat Denmark 2-1 in Copenhagen while Scotland cruise to a 3-0 win over Northern Ireland in the Nations Cup on a busy night of international football.
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UK soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 18:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two British soldiers have died in small arms fire in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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LSE in merger with Canada's TMX

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 17:43

The London Stock Exchange agrees a merger with TMX Group, which operates the Toronto Stock Exchange.
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Charles attacks climate sceptics

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 13:54

The Prince of Wales says climate change sceptics are "corrosive" but urges environmentalists to work harder to sell their message.
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Increase seen in UK trade deficit

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 9:59

The UK's trade deficit in goods and services widened in December to its highest level since August 2005, figures show.
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Court independence 'under threat'

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 9:35

The president of the UK's Supreme Court says its freedom from political influence cannot be guaranteed because of the way it is funded.
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England handed Wilshere warning

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 8:37
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Arsenal's Nicklas Bendtner believes England should learn from Theo Walcott's England career when handling the progress of Jack Wilshere ahead of his full debut against Denmark.
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UK 'buttock injection' woman dies

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 3:07
related countries: United States United States

US authorities investigate the death of a UK woman who had allegedly been injected with silicone in a hotel room "buttocks-enhancement" procedure.
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Mid-East peace process 'at risk'

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 1:35

The Middle East peace process could become a "casualty" of the calls for change sweeping across the Arab world, the foreign secretary warns.
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Picasso painting sells for £25m

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 0:43
related places: London

A portrait of the muse who transformed painter Pablo Picasso's life is sold for £25.2m ($40.7m) at Sotheby's auction house in London.
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VIDEO: Gaza photo exhibition in London

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 21:43
related countries: Germany Germany, Israel Israel
related places: London

An award-winning German photographer has been documenting the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for more than two decades. The new images form part of an exhibition which is on in London.
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VIDEO: Assange claims 'improper' inquiry

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 19:36
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Swedish prosecutors did not follow "proper procedure" while investigating rape claims against Julian Assange, a UK extradition hearing was told.
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Hague on 'reform tour' in Tunisia

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 18:18
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague meets Tunisia's interim prime minister at the start of a tour of North African and Middle Eastern countries affected by demands for political change.
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UK 'deplores' reporter expulsion

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 16:51
related countries: Russia Russia

Foreign Office Minister David Lidington says the government "deplores" Russia's expulsion of a British journalist with the Guardian newspaper.
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BA forces new crew strike ballot

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 16:45

British Airways cabin crew are to be balloted again on strike action after the airline said a previous vote was unlawful.
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Government to increase bank levy

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 15:55

The government says it will increase the levy on UK banks by £800m to £2.5bn, prompting fury from bankers and provoking barbed debate in parliament.
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Russia 'expels British reporter'

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 12:49
related countries: Russia Russia

A British journalist who reported on Wikileaks cables containing criticism of Russia's leadership says he has been expelled from the country.
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NHS revamp 'dilutes patient say'

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 3:18

Patients risk having less of a say in the running of the health service in England under the shake-up of the NHS, leading health charities say.
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M25 scheme 'may have wasted £1bn'

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 3:13

A project to widen two stretches of the UK's busiest motorway may have wasted £1bn of public money, MPs have said.
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Firth beaten at Standard awards

Tuesday, February 8th 2011, 0:00

Colin Firth's run of success during awards season takes a knock as he is beaten to a best acting prize at the London Evening Standard film awards.
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Ministers 'wanted bomber release'

Monday, February 7th 2011, 22:49
related places: Lockerbie

The previous UK government did "all it could" to help facilitate the release of Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, an official report says.
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VIDEO: Assange 'would be denied justice'

Monday, February 7th 2011, 19:01
related countries: Sweden Sweden

There is a risk of "denial of justice" if Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is tried for rape in Sweden, his lawyer has told a UK extradition hearing.
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Assange 'would be denied justice'

Monday, February 7th 2011, 17:32
related countries: Sweden Sweden

There is a risk of "flagrant denial of justice" if Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is tried for rape in Sweden, his lawyer tells a UK extradition hearing.
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Cuts 'are destroying big society'

Monday, February 7th 2011, 14:48

The government is "destroying" the UK's volunteer army and undermining its "big society" vision with its cuts programme, says a voluntary sector expert.
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Cheetah of Namibia

Monday, February 7th 2011, 10:00
related countries: Namibia Namibia

Merlin Diamond bewitched by Olympic magic on first UK visit
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Monday, February 7th 2011, 9:58

The government should consider cutting its ties with the European Court of Human Rights, says a report by the right-leaning think tank Policy Exchange.
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Assange begins extradition battle

Monday, February 7th 2011, 6:58
related countries: Sweden Sweden

The founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, is due to begin his legal battle against extradition from the UK to Sweden.
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Britain's food legacy in India

Monday, February 7th 2011, 2:51
related countries: India India

From Bangalore Howard Johnson investigates the fate of Anglo-Indian cooking, a fusion style developed by Indian cooks during the period of British colonial rule.
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Wasted youth

Monday, February 7th 2011, 1:04

Youth unemployment affects the UK as well as north Africa
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Police to lose '10,000 by 2013'

Sunday, February 6th 2011, 14:13

At least 10,190 police officer posts are set to disappear by the end of the next year in England and Wales, Labour Party research suggests.
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Rangers 2-2 Celtic

Sunday, February 6th 2011, 14:10

Rangers and Celtic will have to replay their Scottish Cup fifth-round tie after and enthralling draw at Ibrox.
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Live - Chelsea v Liverpool

Sunday, February 6th 2011, 12:30
related places: Birmingham, Cardiff, Chelsea, Liverpool, Swansea, West Ham

Chelsea host Liverpool in the stand-out tie of a busy Sunday of football, following Birmingham's precious win over West Ham and Swansea's defeat to Cardiff in the Championship's south Wales derby.
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Live - Scottish Cup fifth round

Sunday, February 6th 2011, 11:52
related places: Aberdeen, Dunfermline

Aberdeen host Dunfermline, after Rangers and Celtic fight out a draw in the Scottish Cup fifth round.
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England tour ends in heavy defeat

Sunday, February 6th 2011, 11:05
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Perth

Australia beat England by 57 runs in the final one-day international in Perth to win the series 6-1.
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UK sailors missing off Portugal

Sunday, February 6th 2011, 10:26
related countries: Portugal Portugal

A search is under way for two British sailors after their yacht was hit by a large wave off the coast of Portugal.
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Live - Australia v England

Sunday, February 6th 2011, 2:51
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Perth

Australia beat England by 57 runs in the seventh and final one-day international in Perth to complete a 6-1 series win.
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Seaborne security

Sunday, February 6th 2011, 1:10

How UK minesweepers are protecting a key oil supply route
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Saturday, February 5th 2011, 20:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier has been killed in Afghanistan by a roadside bomb, the Ministry of Defence says.
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France 34-21 Scotland

Saturday, February 5th 2011, 18:50
related countries: France France

Reigning Six Nations champions France open their campaign with a stylish win over a spirited Scotland at the Stade de France.
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Live - France v Scotland

Saturday, February 5th 2011, 13:31
related countries: France France, Italy Italy
related places: Paris, Rome

Scotland take on 2010 Grand Slam winners France in Paris after Ireland scrape home 13-11 against Italy in Rome
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Live - Scottish Cup

Saturday, February 5th 2011, 12:22
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

Eight teams go into Scottish Cup fifth-round action following Dundee United's 3-1 win over Hamilton in the early kick-off.
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Strauss calls for one-day switch

Saturday, February 5th 2011, 9:08

England captain Andrew Strauss has backed calls for the restructing of future tours so one-day matches are played before Test series.
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UK lifts Tunisia travel warning

Saturday, February 5th 2011, 4:23
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Warnings against travel to Tunisia are lifted as the Foreign Office says there is a "reduced threat" following recent political unrest.
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One million rented homes 'unsafe'

Saturday, February 5th 2011, 1:24

Around one million privately let homes in England are so substandard they are dangerous, says the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.
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England can be better - Johnson

Friday, February 4th 2011, 23:46

England manager Martin Johnson is sure his team can "play loads better" after their opening Six Nations victory against Wales.
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England hold off Wales in Cardiff

Friday, February 4th 2011, 21:37
related places: Cardiff

England's Chris Ashton goes over twice as his side kick off the Six Nations with a 26-19 win in a compelling encounter in Cardiff.
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Live - Wales v England

Friday, February 4th 2011, 15:20
related countries: France France, Ireland Ireland, Italy Italy
related places: Cardiff

Wales take on England in the first match of the 2011 Six Nations.
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BA raises fuel surcharge by £12

Friday, February 4th 2011, 15:16

British Airways says it will increase its fuel surcharge on long-haul flights for the second time in three months.
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Personal insolvencies at new high

Friday, February 4th 2011, 12:18

A record number of people were declared insolvent in England and Wales in 2010 despite a fall in the last three months.
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Nolan top Brit on films rich list

Friday, February 4th 2011, 11:23

Christopher Nolan, the British director of Inception, was Hollywood's fourth-highest earner of 2010 making an estimated $71.5m (£44.3m), Vanity Fair suggests.
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Wales set for 'must-win' opener

Friday, February 4th 2011, 10:40

Stephen Jones insists Wales' Six Nations opener with England is "must win" as they bid to start World Cup year on a high.
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UK 'most anxious' over immigrants

Friday, February 4th 2011, 10:05
related countries: United States United States

An international survey of eight European and North American countries suggests Britons are the most anxious about immigrants.
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Flower bemoans England schedule

Friday, February 4th 2011, 9:39
related countries: Australia Australia

England coach Andy Flower criticises the length of his side's tour of Australia and wants to have more input into the team's schedule in the future.
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Britons tell of terror in Egypt

Friday, February 4th 2011, 1:39
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Britons fleeing the political turmoil in Egypt describe scenes of terror on the streets of Cairo on their return to the UK.
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'One in eight' breast cancer risk

Friday, February 4th 2011, 0:04

A woman's risk of getting breast cancer over her lifetime has increased to one in eight, show statistics obtained by Cancer Research UK.
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One in five workers 'fears sack'

Friday, February 4th 2011, 0:01

Twenty per cent of UK workers fear for their jobs, with the level of concern even higher in the public sector, a survey says.
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Britons on Cairo charter flight

Thursday, February 3rd 2011, 22:14
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo, London

The foreign secretary says the violence in Egypt is "reprehensible" as 161 people arrive back in the UK on the first Foreign Office-chartered flight to London.
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UK terror suspects' 'safe haven'

Thursday, February 3rd 2011, 12:57

The outgoing terror laws watchdog says the UK has become a "safe haven" for foreign suspects whom the courts refuse to deport.
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Bad Spanish loans hit Santander

Thursday, February 3rd 2011, 10:24
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Santander

Spanish banking group Santander sees profits down 8.5% on bad debts in its home market, but gets a boost from the UK.
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Aid money 'spent on Pope visit'

Thursday, February 3rd 2011, 9:38

A Commons committee asks ministers to explain why £1.85m of foreign aid money was spent on the Pope's UK visit in September.
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Potter movies honoured by Bafta

Thursday, February 3rd 2011, 9:24

The Harry Potter film series is to receive the outstanding British contribution to cinema prize at this year's Bafta awards, organisers announce.
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Scotland activates snow response

Thursday, February 3rd 2011, 8:34

Scottish government activates multi-agency response as snow and strong winds hit many areas.
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UK scientists 'develop vCJD test'

Thursday, February 3rd 2011, 1:22

A blood test to detect vCJD has been developed by British scientists who say it could identify healthy people who are carriers of the disease.
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Scottish football as it happened

Wednesday, February 2nd 2011, 19:01
related places: Motherwell

There are wins for Rangers, Kilmarnock and Hibs in the Scottish Premier League this evening.
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Forestry Commission cuts 450 jobs

Wednesday, February 2nd 2011, 17:27

The Forestry Commission announces plans to cut around 450 jobs in England and Scotland.
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Official 'not lured to UK arrest'

Wednesday, February 2nd 2011, 15:25
related countries: Mongolia Mongolia

The UK government did not lure a Mongolian security services official to the country to be arrested and extradited, a court is told.
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Straw denies regime change plan

Wednesday, February 2nd 2011, 14:13
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Former UK Foreign Secretary Jack Straw insists regime change in Iraq was "never" UK policy, as the Iraq inquiry public hearings end.
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Wood to debut as Tindall leads England

Wednesday, February 2nd 2011, 12:01

Flanker Tom Wood will make his England debut in a side captained by Mike Tindall in Friday night's Six Nations game against Wales.
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Aussie run chase shocks England

Wednesday, February 2nd 2011, 11:35

Australia beat England by two wickets as they achieve their highest one-day international run chase and take a 5-1 lead in the seven-match series
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Thorpe returns for 2012 Games bid

Wednesday, February 2nd 2011, 7:31

Five-time Olympic champion Ian Thorpe says a visit to London has inspired him to come out of retirement in a bid to compete at the 2012 Olympics.
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Live - Australia v England

Wednesday, February 2nd 2011, 2:55
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Brisbane

The sixth one-day international goes to the wire as Australia make a strong reply to England's 333-6 in Sydney.
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NHS 'overspends £500m on basics'

Wednesday, February 2nd 2011, 2:02

NHS hospitals in England could save around £500m a year if they improve the way they buy everyday medical supplies, says a report.
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UK to send charter plane to Egypt

Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 18:43
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The Foreign Office is sending a charter aircraft to Egypt to provide additional capacity for Britons who may want to leave the country.
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Millions clog crime map website

Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 16:44

A new crime-mapping website for England and Wales is experiencing a "temporary problem" as millions log on every hour, the Home Office says.
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Top Gear sparks Mexico complaints

Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 16:43
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: London

Mexico's ambassador in London complains to the BBC over "offensive, xenophobic and humiliating" comments made about his country on Top Gear.
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Children's screen habits revealed

Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 13:40

Children in the UK watch an average of more than two and a half of television a day and spend an hour and 50 minutes online a day, a poll suggests.
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Street-level crime maps launched

Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 12:40

New online crime maps for England and Wales are being launched which allow users to see what offences have been reported in their local streets.
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Picasso muse painting up for sale

Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 11:27
related places: London

A portrait of the muse who transformed painter Pablo Picasso's life and art is to go under the hammer at Sotheby's in London next week.
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MPs support plans to overhaul NHS

Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 8:12

Controversial proposals to overhaul the NHS in England pass their first hurdle after six hours of debate in the House of Commons.
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An alien invasion

Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 5:47
related countries: United States United States

The massive mission to eradicate the American mink from Scotland
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Debt advice stops as funding ends

Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 3:31

Hundreds of debt advisers in England and Wales stop taking on new cases because their funding is to be axed next month.
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Carroll seals switch to Liverpool

Monday, January 31st 2011, 23:48
related places: Liverpool, Newcastle

Liverpool confirm the signing of Andy Carroll from Newcastle for a fee believed to be about £35m.
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Chelsea pay record fee for Torres

Monday, January 31st 2011, 23:29
related places: Liverpool

Chelsea break the British transfer record to sign striker Fernando Torres from Liverpool for a fee believed to be £50m.
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Aston Villa sign US star Bradley

Monday, January 31st 2011, 20:07
related places: Bradley

Aston Villa sign United States midfielder Michael Bradley on loan from Borussia Moenchengladbach until the end of the season.
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Live - Transfer deadline day

Monday, January 31st 2011, 18:28

Chelsea complete the signings of Fernando Torres and David Luiz, while Liverpool sign Newcastle’s Andy Carroll in the closing stages of a remarkable transfer deadline day.
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Call for banks' £1m earners' data

Monday, January 31st 2011, 17:28

MPs ask the City watchdog to reveal data on the number of UK bank employees earning more than £1m a year.
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British actor lands Superman role

Monday, January 31st 2011, 12:08

British actor Henry Cavill, who stars in television series The Tudors, lands the lead role in the next Superman movie.
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