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Comet knocks Kesa Christmas sales

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 8:35

Comet owner Kesa Electricals reports a drop in sales due to "softer trading" at the UK chain caused in part by bad weather.
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Prior in England World Cup squad

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 7:01

Matt Prior is a shock replacement for Steven Davies as wicketkeeper in England's 15-man squad for the World Cup.
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Russian bank staff investigated

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 18:34
related countries: Russia Russia

UK police and Russian authorities investigate alleged criminal activities of four Russian officials assigned to the EBRD.
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Bangladesh torture report denied

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 18:08
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

The British High Commissioner in Bangladesh strenuously denies allegations in a UK newspaper that it condoned the likely use of torture.
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Villa confirm record Bent signing

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 17:42
related places: Sunderland

Aston Villa smash their transfer record in signing Sunderland and England striker Darren Bent in a deal which could eventually cost them £24m.
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UK inflation rate rises to 3.7%

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 14:21

UK inflation jumped to 3.7% in December, its highest rate for eight months, increasing pressure for an interest rate rise.
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Banks 'must be allowed to fail'

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 13:47

Capitalism cannot work unless banks are allowed to go bust, Paul Tucker, the deputy governor of the Bank of England, says.
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Olazabal named Ryder Cup captain

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 9:37

Spaniard Jose Maria Olazabal is named Europe's 2012 Ryder Cup captain, taking over from Scotland's Colin Montgomerie.
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Minimum alcohol pricing planned

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 9:24

Ministers plan a minimum price level for alcohol in England and Wales, but campaigners say it will have little impact on binge drinking.
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Accused UK man dies in Pakistan

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 9:22
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

An elderly British man dies in hospital in north-western Pakistan after being detained by police for alleged arson.
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Silence please! This is classic album club

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 6:23
related places: London

A number of groups are gathering to listen to classic albums - in full and uninterrupted. The London club is run by Colleen Murphy and this month's album was by David Bowie.
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Bank pay too high, says RBS boss

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 4:25

A large number of bankers are paid more than they are worth, the chairman of Royal Bank of Scotland, Sir Philip Hampton, concedes.
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MPs join attack on NHS shake-up

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 0:01

The scale of reforms in England has taken the NHS by "surprise", a committee of MPs says as it adds to the criticism of the changes.
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NHS reform cannot be put off - PM

Monday, January 17th 2011, 16:19

David Cameron says Britain should not put off wide-ranging public sector reforms, amid criticism about the pace of NHS changes in England.
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SPL clubs agree on top-10 format

Monday, January 17th 2011, 14:33

The 12 Scottish Premier League clubs reach a broad agreement for a 10-team top league and a second tier of 12 teams.
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UK questions India envoy immunity

Monday, January 17th 2011, 14:10
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Britain asks India to waive diplomatic immunity for a senior diplomat who has been recalled to Delhi over reports he attacked his wife.
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Bruno Mars hitmakers top UK chart

Monday, January 17th 2011, 10:23

The trio behind Bruno Mars' hit tunes were the most successful songwriters in the UK chart in 2010, research suggests.
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Glee and Network dominate Globes

Monday, January 17th 2011, 4:16

Facebook film The Social Network and TV show Glee are the main winners at the Golden Globes in Los Angeles, where British actors Colin Firth and Christian Bale are also honoured.
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Centurion Watson's mind on floods

Sunday, January 16th 2011, 16:10

Shane Watson says his mind has been on the devastating floods in Queensland after his unbeaten 161 in the first one-day international against England.
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Actress Susannah York dies at 72

Sunday, January 16th 2011, 15:03

British actress Susannah York, who appeared in several key films in the 1960s and 70s, dies at the age of 72 after suffering from cancer.
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Watson ton too good for England

Sunday, January 16th 2011, 11:19

Shane Watson hits a majestic unbeaten 161 for Australia as they win the opening one-day international against England with five balls to spare in Melbourne.
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Tunisia holidaymakers back in UK

Sunday, January 16th 2011, 9:39
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

All British tourists booked on big tour operator holidays in Tunisia have been helped on flights back to the UK, the Foreign Office confirms.
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Live - Australia v England

Sunday, January 16th 2011, 7:08
related countries: Australia Australia

The first one-day international in Melbourne is heading toward an exciting finale with Australia needing 295 to beat England under floodlights.
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Gascoigne 'set to sue newspaper'

Saturday, January 15th 2011, 22:52

A lawyer representing former England footballer Paul Gascoigne has told The Observer his client will sue the News of the World, alleging he was a victim of phone-hacking.
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Britons tell of Tunisian rioting

Saturday, January 15th 2011, 16:25
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Tourists returning to the UK describe scenes of violence in Tunisia amid a state of emergency prompted by spreading unrest.
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Scottish football as it happened

Saturday, January 15th 2011, 15:06

Celtic see off Hibs at Easter Road in the first of five games on a busy day of Scottish Premier League action.
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Aussies opt for Doherty for ODI

Saturday, January 15th 2011, 7:09

Australia name spinner Xavier Doherty ahead of Nathan Hauritz for the first of seven one-day internationals against England.
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UK tourists flee Tunisia violence

Friday, January 14th 2011, 23:53
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Britons start arriving home from Tunisia, with the Foreign Office advising against all but essential travel to the troubled north African country.
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Scottish FA rejects Dundee appeal

Friday, January 14th 2011, 17:00
related places: Dundee

The Scottish Football Association rejects Dundee's appeal to have a 25-point penalty overturned.
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Cricketer auctions kit for floods

Friday, January 14th 2011, 16:26

England Cricketer Kevin Pietersen is auctioning Ashes memorabilia to raise money for victims of the devastating floods in Queensland.
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Dozens 'left bus before 7/7 bomb'

Friday, January 14th 2011, 14:21
related places: London

Up to 50 people got off the London bus bombed on 7 July 2005 moments before the deadly blast, the vehicle's driver tells an inquest.
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Collingwood positive despite loss

Friday, January 14th 2011, 14:14
related countries: Australia Australia

Paul Collingwood says England remain optimistic for the upcoming one-day series despite Australia ending their eight-match Twenty20 winning streak.
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Aussies end England's winning run

Friday, January 14th 2011, 11:56
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Melbourne

New boy Aaron Finch strikes an unbeaten fifty as Australia end England's run of eight straight Twenty20 victories with a four-run triumph in Melbourne.
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Live - Australia v England

Friday, January 14th 2011, 8:01
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Melbourne

Australia win an exciting Twenty20 international by four runs to end England's world record run and draw the series 1-1.
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Children's centres 'under threat'

Friday, January 14th 2011, 3:02

At least one children's centre is likely to close in every local authority area in England, organisations running and working in them say.
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Actor Firth gets Hollywood star

Friday, January 14th 2011, 2:19

British actor Colin Firth receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, dedicating the honour to his wife.
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Global piracy 'costing billions'

Friday, January 14th 2011, 0:24

Maritime piracy costs the global economy between $7bn and $12bn a year, a report by UK think-tank Chatham House says.
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Early weaning 'may aid breastfed'

Friday, January 14th 2011, 0:03

Breastfeeding alone for six months might not be best for babies, UK experts warn.
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Four Brit nominations for Tempah

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 19:23
related places: London

UK urban artist Tinie Tempah leads the charge at this year's Brit Awards with four nominations, including best male solo artist.
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Troops deployed 'to avoid cuts'

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 19:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iraq Iraq

UK commanders were keen to redeploy Army troops leaving Iraq to Afghanistan because of fears they would be cut if they were not used, it is claimed.
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Rogge wants 2012 athletics legacy

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 16:44

The International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge would like the London 2012 Olympic Stadium running track to be retained after the Games .
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Woakes plays down World Cup talk

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 15:03
related countries: Australia Australia

Chris Woakes plays down talk of a World Cup spot after his solid international debut which saw England claim a one-wicket Twenty20 win over Australia.
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Ofcom calls for BSkyB deal review

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 14:19

UK media watchdog Ofcom says News Corp's bid for BSkyB should be referred back to the Competition Commission, the BBC learns.
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French PM pushes Cameron over EU

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 10:52
related countries: France France
related places: Cameron, Eu

French Prime Minister Francois Fillon urges the UK to back further European integration ahead of a Downing Street meeting with David Cameron.
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Olympic hopeful heads 'home'

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 9:26
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Daniela Relph returns to Kenya with Britain's 16-year-old swimming star, Achieng Ajulu-Bushell, to see where her Olympic dream began.
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Winter weather 'hindered' Tesco

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 8:52

Supermarket giant Tesco reports modest UK sales growth over Christmas, saying it had been "hindered" by the severe weather.
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Music bridges the Sudanese divide

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 18:17
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: London

In the week that people from southern Sudan voted on whether to split from the north, musicians from both halves of the country gathered at the BBC World Service studios in London.
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Bellamy is arrested after assault

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 17:20
related places: Cardiff

Wales and Cardiff City striker Craig Bellamy is arrested by police investigating an alleged assault in Cardiff city centre.
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Most pupils miss new exams target

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 13:38

Just one in six pupils in England has achieved the new English Baccalaureate introduced by the government, England's league tables show.
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England seal world record T20 win

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 12:00
related countries: Australia Australia

Chris Woakes is the hero on his England debut as they beat Australia by one wicket for a record eighth win in a row in Twenty20 cricket.
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Live - Australia v England

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 11:09

England beat Australia by one wicket off the last ball of the first Twenty20 international in Adelaide, as Shane Watson stars with bat and ball.
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Hodgson & Deacon in England squad

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 10:31

England manager Martin Johnson calls up Charlie Hodgson, Louis Deacon and Joe Simpson into his 33-man elite squad for the Six Nations.
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BAA faces £24m cold weather cost

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 9:01

The severe weather in December cost UK airports operator BAA £24m, the company says, with passenger numbers down nearly 11%.
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Charges due over honeymoon murder

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 6:36
related countries: Mauritius Mauritius

Three people are due to be charged in connection with the murder of a Northern Ireland woman on her honeymoon in Mauritius, police on the island say.
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English school league tables due

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 0:46

New league tables are being published for England's schools, detailing for the first time their progress with the English Baccalaureate.
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Follow-up stroke care 'lacking'

Wednesday, January 12th 2011, 0:01

The follow-up care given to stroke patients in England once they leave hospital is often lacking and needs immediate improvement, regulators say.
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Celtic boss given six-match ban

Tuesday, January 11th 2011, 17:15

Celtic boss Neil Lennon will appeal the six-match touchline ban by the Scottish Football Association for excessive misconduct.
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King's Speech tops UK box office

Tuesday, January 11th 2011, 15:51
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The King's Speech beats Danny Boyle's 127 Hours on their opening weekend to top the box office in the UK and Ireland.
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Assange 'fears US death penalty'

Tuesday, January 11th 2011, 14:44

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange fears he could face the death penalty in the US if he was extradited to Sweden, defence documents say.
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RBS and NatWest are fined £2.8m

Tuesday, January 11th 2011, 12:20

Royal Bank of Scotland and its NatWest subsidiary are fined £2.8m for failing to deal with customers' complaints properly.
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Gregor Muir lands top job at ICA

Tuesday, January 11th 2011, 9:48
related places: London

Gregor Muir has been appointed executive director of the Institute Of Contemporary Art (ICA), trustees of the London cultural centre announce.
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Hauritz in Aussie one-day squad

Tuesday, January 11th 2011, 8:29
related countries: Australia Australia

Bowlers Nathan Hauritz, Brett Lee and Shaun Tait have been named in the Australia squad to face England in the first of seven one-day internationals on Sunday.
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UK economic growth rate 'slowing'

Tuesday, January 11th 2011, 8:09

UK economic growth slowed in the fourth quarter of 2010, according to an estimate from the British Chambers of Commerce.
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How to save the world's corals

Tuesday, January 11th 2011, 6:50
related places: London

The Zoological Society of London has launched a campaign to highlight the most endangered species of coral in the world's seas.
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MPs to debate EU referendum plan

Tuesday, January 11th 2011, 2:44

MPs are to debate government plans to ensure "significant" powers can only be transferred to the European Union in future after a UK referendum.
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Asylum claims: 61,000 go missing

Tuesday, January 11th 2011, 1:34

About 61,000 asylum claimants are unlikely to be traced by officials trying to clear backlogs, even if they have no right to remain in the UK.
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Home Championship set to return

Monday, January 10th 2011, 18:10

The British Home Championship is set to return to the calendar for the first time since 1984, BBC Sport understands.
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Bullitt director Yates dies at 81

Monday, January 10th 2011, 16:18

British film-maker Peter Yates, who directed such movies as Bullitt and Summer Holiday, dies aged 81.
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India UK envoy 'assaulted wife'

Monday, January 10th 2011, 15:10
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Delhi's foreign ministry is looking into claims that a senior Indian diplomat in Britain assaulted his wife.
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Royal wedding Tube strike threat

Monday, January 10th 2011, 13:30

Drivers on the London Underground could strike on the day of the royal wedding in a row over pay, union officials warn.
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Morrisons in Christmas sales rise

Monday, January 10th 2011, 9:56

The UK's fourth biggest grocer, Morrisons, says it overcame bad weather to increase festive sales by 1%.
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Bell steers England to tour win

Monday, January 10th 2011, 6:46
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Canberra

An unbeaten century from Ian Bell leads England to a seven-wicket win in their one-day tour match against the Prime Minister's XI in Canberra.
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PM to talk jobs with big business

Monday, January 10th 2011, 2:58

David Cameron will meet UK business leaders later to discuss plans for job creation, as Labour warns about the impact of cuts on young people.
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Monday, January 10th 2011, 1:47
related countries: China China

Trade links between China and the UK will top the agenda when vice premier Li KeQiang holds talks with prime minister David Cameron.
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Scots-Chinese energy deal sealed

Sunday, January 9th 2011, 22:15
related countries: China China
related places: Edinburgh

Scotland and China seal a major green energy deal, as Chinese Vice Premier Li Keqiang begins a four-day visit to the UK.
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Rihanna makes history in UK chart

Sunday, January 9th 2011, 20:24

Rihanna becomes the first female solo artist in UK chart history to achieve number one singles in five consecutive years.
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Beckham deal 'could still happen'

Sunday, January 9th 2011, 17:27
related places: Tottenham

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp says he has not totally given up hope of David Beckham playing for the club during a month-long stint at White Hart Lane.
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Flower targets World Cup victory

Sunday, January 9th 2011, 11:27
related countries: Australia Australia

England coach Andy Flower believes his side can win the World Cup, but says the limited-overs series in Australia does not offer the ideal preparation.
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Protests at 'attack' on Iraq camp

Sunday, January 9th 2011, 2:25
related countries: Iran Iran, Iraq Iraq
related places: London

Demonstrators gather outside the Iranian Embassy in London to protest at what they say was an attack on Iranian exiles at Camp Ashraf in Iraq.
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Live - Scottish Cup fourth round

Saturday, January 8th 2011, 14:04

Seven Scottish Cup matches survive the freeze as holders Dundee United host last season's runners-up Ross County.
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Sex abuse case prompts Straw plea

Saturday, January 8th 2011, 9:42
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Former home secretary Jack Straw says he believes some Pakistani men in Britain see white girls as "easy meat" after two men were jailed for running a grooming gang.
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Refund hope for Diamond customers

Saturday, January 8th 2011, 8:30

Some customers left out of pocket following the closure of Wales' largest coach holiday company can expect refunds, say administrators.
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Dioxin farm eggs exported to UK

Friday, January 7th 2011, 15:49
related countries: Germany Germany

Eggs from German farms where animal feed has been contaminated by dioxins have been used in some British cakes and quiches, the BBC has learned.
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Security level raised at airports

Friday, January 7th 2011, 13:40

The terrorist threat level specific to major UK transport hubs has been raised from substantial to severe.
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England yet to peak, says Strauss

Friday, January 7th 2011, 8:20
related countries: Australia Australia

Captain Andrew Strauss says England's Ashes-winning heroes have yet to reach their peak after the 3-1 series victory in Australia.
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Hong Kong entrepreneur in bid for UK carrier

Friday, January 7th 2011, 8:01
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A UK-based Hong Kong businessman offers £5m for the British aircraft carrier HMS Invincible, which is being auctioned.
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German eggs sent to UK and Holland

Friday, January 7th 2011, 6:37
related countries: Germany Germany, Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Holland

Eggs from German farms where animal feed has been contaminated by dioxins have been sent to the UK and the Netherlands.
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Ivory Coast 'expels' foreign envoys

Friday, January 7th 2011, 5:58
related countries: Canada Canada

Ivory Coast's incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo is expelling the British and Canadian ambassadors, a statement on state television says.
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Australia v England fifth Test day five as it happened

Friday, January 7th 2011, 3:12
related countries: Australia Australia

England beat Australia by an innings and 83 runs to seal the Ashes series 3-1 and secure their first series win down under in 24 years.
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Cruise ships welcomed in Cuba

Friday, January 7th 2011, 2:50
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana

A British-owned cruise ship has sailed into the Cuban capital, Havana - the first in years to dock in the Communist-run island.
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England seal Ashes series triumph

Friday, January 7th 2011, 1:05

England win the final Ashes Test against Australia in Sydney by an innings and 83 runs to wrap up the series 3-1 for their first win down under in 24 years.
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Coach Saker extends England deal

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 23:53

England fast bowling coach David Saker signs a three-year contract extension.
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BA faces £50m winter weather cost

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 22:58

British Airways says that the disruption caused by the bad weather in December could cost it about £50m.
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Banks to pay billions in bonuses

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 22:00

The government is resigned to UK banks paying billions of pounds in bonuses, despite its calls to curb the payments, the BBC learns.
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Club owners handed bosses warning

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 20:54

The head of the body that represents football managers in England warns that clubs should not be "treated as the playthings of the super rich".
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Butt 'baffled by agent accuracy'

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 19:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt tells the spot fixing inquiry he has no idea how his agent predicted when no-balls would be bowled against England.
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Old flu jab 'to fill shortfall'

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 17:16

Old vaccines left over from the swine flu pandemic will be used to plug the shortfall in this winter's supplies, the government says, as the death toll continues to climb.
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England deserve success - Watson

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 16:13

Australia opener Shane Watson admits England have "totally outplayed" his side as the visitors move within touching distance of victory in the final Ashes Test in Sydney.
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NI Water crisis sparks 1m queries

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 13:47

Northern Ireland Water (NIW) has apologised to customers for its handling of the recent water shortage after being overwhelmed by more than one million contacts from customers
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NI Water crisis sparks 1m queries

Thursday, January 6th 2011, 12:55

Northern Ireland Water (NIW) has apologised to customers for its handling of the recent water shortage after being overwhelmed by more than one million contacts from customers
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