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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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Firth wins again for King's Speech role

Monday, January 31st 2011, 6:28

British movie The King's Speech is awarded the top honour at this year's Screen Actors Guild Awards.
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Dramatic drop in heroin in the UK

Monday, January 31st 2011, 5:13

Supplies of heroin are drying up in the UK, intelligence from the Serious Organised Crime Agency shows, leading to users diluting the drug with other substances.
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Back to 'bomb alley'

Monday, January 31st 2011, 1:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Sangin

US marines take on British work in Afghanistan's Sangin district
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Gang injunctions come into force

Sunday, January 30th 2011, 23:59

Powers to restrict the movements of people accused of gang membership have come into force in England and Wales.
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UK officials extend Egypt warning

Sunday, January 30th 2011, 22:39
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

British nationals "without a pressing need" to be in Cairo should leave if it is safe for them to do so, the Foreign Office says.
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Balls questions King's cuts view

Sunday, January 30th 2011, 13:02

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls questions whether Bank of England governor Mervyn King believes "in his heart of hearts" that "crushing spending" is the way to get the UK's economy growing.
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Strauss angry after England slump

Sunday, January 30th 2011, 12:44
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Brisbane

Skipper Andrew Strauss criticises his batsmen after defeat in Brisbane gives Australia an unassailable 4-1 lead in the seven-match one-day international series.
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Live - Sunday's Scottish football

Sunday, January 30th 2011, 12:44
related places: Motherwell

Rangers face Motherwell in the Co-operative Insurance Cup semi-final at Hampden while Dundee United host Hibernian in the SPL.
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Djokovic outplays Murray in final

Sunday, January 30th 2011, 11:20
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray in straight sets to win the Australian Open for the second time and end the Briton's hopes of a first Grand Slam title.
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Blue to sing for UK at Eurovision

Sunday, January 30th 2011, 11:20
related countries: Germany Germany

Pop group Blue will represent the UK in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest in Germany, it is announced.
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England collapse to series defeat

Sunday, January 30th 2011, 11:02
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia tear through England's batting order to seal a one-day series victory with two matches to spare.
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King's Speech wins top director

Sunday, January 30th 2011, 10:43

British movie The King's Speech is awarded the top honour at this year's Directors Guild of America Awards.
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Bradley eyes Khan after victory

Sunday, January 30th 2011, 8:36

Timothy Bradley targets a fight with Britain's world champion Amir Khan to unify the light-welterweight division after beating Devon Alexander in Michigan.
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Live - Australia v England

Sunday, January 30th 2011, 2:57
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia are on the verge of wrapping up the one-day series against England after a poor batting performance from Andrew Strauss's men in Brisbane.
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Students and unions hold protests

Saturday, January 29th 2011, 22:40
related places: London, Manchester

Demonstrations are held in London and Manchester against raising university tuition fees in England and public spending cuts.
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Osborne seeks 'consistent growth'

Saturday, January 29th 2011, 10:48

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne says the UK must move from "securing financial stability" to "securing consistent growth".
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Pietersen buoyed despite injuries

Saturday, January 29th 2011, 10:46

Kevin Pietersen believes England's World Cup campaign has been helped by injuries to some of the team's players and insists his side can win the one-day series against Australia.
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TUC and students join in protests

Saturday, January 29th 2011, 5:36
related places: London, Manchester

Demonstrations are due to be held in London and Manchester against the raising of university tuition fees in England and public spending cuts.
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'Bomb' alert on UK-Egypt flight

Saturday, January 29th 2011, 1:47
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Greece Greece

A plane travelling from the UK to Egypt is diverted to Greece after a note containing the word "bomb" was apparently found on board.
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Unions holding UK back - Osborne

Friday, January 28th 2011, 18:49
related places: Osborne

Chancellor George Osborne dubs Labour and the unions "the forces of stagnation" - claiming they are holding back economic recovery.
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Blair 'feared Cabinet Iraq leaks'

Friday, January 28th 2011, 13:49
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Tony Blair was "reluctant" to hold Cabinet discussions about Iraq because he thought details would be leaked, the UK's top civil servant says.
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Cameron sticking to 'tough' plan

Friday, January 28th 2011, 10:24
related places: Cameron

David Cameron vows to "see through" planned deep spending cuts despite concerns about their impact on economic growth, in a speech in Davos.
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Pakistan ban for Slackistan film

Friday, January 28th 2011, 7:18
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad

Slackistan, a British-made movie about young people living in Islamabad, is banned in Pakistan because of scenes showing swearing and drinking.
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NHS case for change 'over-sold'

Friday, January 28th 2011, 0:07

The government has over-sold the need for its overhaul of the NHS in England, a leading health economist says.
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Met pledges robust hacking probe

Thursday, January 27th 2011, 19:46

Police will leave "no stone unturned" in their investigation into allegations of phone hacking at the News of the World, the head of Scotland Yard says.
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UK promoted failed bomb detectors

Thursday, January 27th 2011, 17:17

Newsnight uncovers evidence that the UK government helped sell so-called "bomb detectors", which are now subject to a government export ban because they do not work, around the world and that the devices are still being sold.
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EU presses London to improve air

Thursday, January 27th 2011, 16:30
related places: London

The UK government has just weeks to convince the EU that it will meet European clean air standards in London, if it is to avoid a court case.
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Scrapping Nimrod fleet 'perverse'

Thursday, January 27th 2011, 15:36

Leading military figures warn that scrapping the £4bn fleet of new RAF Nimrods will create a "massive gap" in British security.
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West End theatre has buoyant 2010

Thursday, January 27th 2011, 15:08

London's theatreland remains buoyant with box office revenues in 2010 rising for a seventh consecutive year - up 1.5% to £512.3m
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Kolkata not ready for World Cup

Thursday, January 27th 2011, 11:25
related countries: India India
related places: Kolkata

The International Cricket Council must find a new venue for England's World Cup game with India after deciding that Kolkata's Eden Gardens will not be ready in time.
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Cost of UK fraud '£38bn a year'

Thursday, January 27th 2011, 0:54

Fraud costs the UK economy £38bn a year, with more than half of that suffered by the public sector, new figures suggest.
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Ant and Dec scoop 10th TV Award

Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 23:10
related places: London

Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly are named best entertainment presenters at the National Television Awards for the 10th year running.
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'Significant' phone hacking lead

Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 20:25

Police launch a fresh investigation into phone hacking at the News of the World as it emerges its head of news, Ian Edmondson, has been sacked.
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Live - Scottish Premier League

Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 18:47
related places: Aberdeen, Motherwell

In a busy evening in the Scottish Premier League, Celtic play Hearts, Hibs host Rangers, Inverness welcome Aberdeen, St Johnstone take on Motherwell and St Mirren play Dundee United.
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Soros: Cuts 'could cause recession'

Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 17:22

The UK austerity drive could push the economy back into recession, famous investor George Soros warns at a gathering at Davos.
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Shane Meadows to make England '88

Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 15:55

Writer-director Shane Meadows is to make a one-off Christmas special to follow on from the This is England film and TV series.
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Two MPC members favour rate rise

Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 12:09

Bank of England policymaker Martin Weale joined Andrew Sentance in voting for an interest rate rise earlier this month.
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UK terror laws 'an over-reaction'

Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 11:45
related places: London

The UK over-reacted after 9/11 and the London bomb attacks, according to the man who oversaw the government's review of counter-terrorism powers.
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Trott ton sets up England victory

Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 11:20
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Adelaide

Jonathan Trott hits 102 as England keep alive their hopes of winning the one-day series against Australia with a 21-run victory in Adelaide.
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Suspect in Hawker murder writes book

Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 10:26
related countries: Japan Japan

The man accused of the murder in Japan of British teacher Lindsay Hawker has published a book about his time on the run from the police.
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Japan murder suspect writes book

Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 7:15
related countries: Japan Japan

The man accused of the murder in Japan of British teacher Lindsay Hawker has published a book about his time on the run from the police.
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Live - Australia v England

Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 2:59
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Adelaide

Jonathan Trott hits a century and takes two wickets to inspire England to a 21-run win in the fourth one-day international against Australia in Adelaide.
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Leaks 'reveal UK anti-Hamas plan'

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 23:54

Leaked documents on the Mid-East peace process suggest Britain's intelligence service has been closely involved with attempts to weaken Hamas.
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Shock contraction in UK economy

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 20:46

The UK's economy suffered a shock contraction of 0.5% in the last three months of 2010, as the severe weather hit activity.
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King says pay squeeze necessary

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 20:45

Bank of England Governor Mervyn King says the squeeze on UK take-home pay is necessary, and rising wages will be resisted.
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Flintoff warning for England team

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 17:52

Former captain Andrew Flintoff tells BBC Sport that England need to settle on their ideal team as soon as possible to maximise their World Cup chances.
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King's Speech leads Oscars field

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 17:34

British movie The King's Speech leads the nominations for this year's Academy Awards with 12 nods, including best film and best actor, for Colin Firth.
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Blast kills UK soldier in Helmand

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 17:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier is killed in an explosion in southern Afghanistan - the 350th UK military death since 2001.
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UK hunt for 'hold luggage' guns

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 16:53
related countries: United States United States

Guns smuggled into the UK from the US in hold luggage - despite being uncovered by US security - are being hunted by police.
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Moscow Briton 'was due to marry'

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 15:40
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

The British victim of the Moscow bombing, Gordon Cousland, was the father of a six-month-old daughter and was due to get married at the end of April.
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Briton among Moscow attack dead

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 8:30
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Domodedovo, Moscow

One Briton is among 35 people killed in a bomb attack at Moscow's Domodedovo airport, according to the Foreign Office.
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De La Rue shares fall on bid snub

Monday, January 24th 2011, 19:58
related countries: France France

Shares in UK banknote printer De La Rue fall 15% as rejected French suitor Oberthur decides to throw in the towel.
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Woman downloads 10 billionth Apple app

Monday, January 24th 2011, 12:22

Apple says a British woman has downloaded the 10 billionth app from the company's app store.
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Execution due with drugs from UK

Monday, January 24th 2011, 11:41
related countries: United States United States

Drugs supplied by a pharmaceutical company in Britain are to be used to execute a convicted murderer in the US on Tuesday, the BBC learns.
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'Enemy of the people'

Monday, January 24th 2011, 9:54
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: London

Russian actors give London bitter taste of Stalinist terror
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UK's recovery 'unevenly spread'

Monday, January 24th 2011, 2:53

Economic recovery will be "unevenly spread" across the country with some cities needing extra government help to create jobs, research suggests.
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Mobile phone to be blasted into space

Monday, January 24th 2011, 1:02

British engineers are planning to fly a mobile phone in space to test the capability and resilience of today's consumer electronics.
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Williams omitted from Wales squad

Sunday, January 23rd 2011, 20:49

Veteran flanker Martyn Williams is the shock omission from Wales' 28-man Six Nations Championship squad.
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Seoul traders

Sunday, January 23rd 2011, 16:58
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: London

Koreans' surprising home town in London
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Earthquake hits west of Scotland

Sunday, January 23rd 2011, 16:08

A 3.5-magnitude earthquake is recorded in western Scotland, the British Geological Survey confirms.
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Ex-soldier awaits murder verdict

Sunday, January 23rd 2011, 15:23
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

An Iraqi court retires to consider a verdict in the case of a British security guard accused of murdering two colleagues in Baghdad.
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England suffer third one-day loss

Sunday, January 23rd 2011, 11:07
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

Australia beat England by four wickets in the third one-day international in Sydney to take a 3-0 lead in the series.
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