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Live - Scottish football

Wednesday, December 29th 2010, 18:45
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, Isle of Man Isle of Man
related places: Aberdeen, Hamilton

Four Scottish Premier League matches survive the freeze after Aberdeen beat Hamilton in the early kick-off at New Douglas Park.
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Avalanche kills man on snowmobile

Wednesday, December 29th 2010, 17:35
related countries: Canada Canada

An avalanche in Canada's British Columbia province has killed a man who was out on a snowmobile with family members, police say.
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Colleagues mourn BBC's Hanrahan

Wednesday, December 29th 2010, 17:16
related places: London

The funeral of former BBC correspondent Brian Hanrahan, who recently died of cancer, is held in north London.
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Hamilton Accies v Aberdeen - latest

Wednesday, December 29th 2010, 14:54
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Aberdeen, Hamilton

Live text coverage of Wednesday's game between Hamilton and Aberdeen in the Scottish Premier League.
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Flu cases rise again, GPs report

Wednesday, December 29th 2010, 14:24

Flu cases have risen again in England and Wales, but have not reached epidemic levels, according to figures from GPs.
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40,000 struggle in water crisis

Wednesday, December 29th 2010, 12:31

About 40,000 people across Northern Ireland struggle to cope without water as officials warn the crisis could continue for several days.
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Harris ruled out for three months

Wednesday, December 29th 2010, 4:35
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia paceman Ryan Harris will miss the one-day series against England and the World Cup after suffering a stress fracture of the ankle.
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Strauss demands Ashes series win

Wednesday, December 29th 2010, 2:33
related places: Melbourne

England captain Andrew Strauss urges his side to win the Ashes series after retaining the urn in Melbourne.
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Australia v England - 4th Test day four as it happened

Wednesday, December 29th 2010, 1:51
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

England retain the Ashes after beating Australia by an innings and 157 runs in the fourth Test in Melbourne.
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Water chaos in NI for thousands

Tuesday, December 28th 2010, 23:57

Thousands of homes and businesses in Northern Ireland are still without water as leaks caused by the thaw put pressure on the system.
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Tuesday, December 28th 2010, 20:35
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A soldier serving with the Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Task Force has been killed in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Water chaos affecting thousands

Tuesday, December 28th 2010, 18:50

Thousands of homes and businesses in Northern Ireland still without water as thaw reveals burst pipes crisis.
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Australia v England - 4th Test day three as it happened

Tuesday, December 28th 2010, 7:20
related countries: Australia Australia

England move closer to retaining the Ashes for the first time in 24 years following another dominant display on day three of the fourth Test.
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England close in on Ashes victory

Tuesday, December 28th 2010, 6:53

England look set to retain the Ashes for the first time in 24 years following another dominant display on day three of the fourth Test.
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Two charged with bath boy murder

Tuesday, December 28th 2010, 4:02
related places: London

A man and a woman are charged with murdering a 15-year-old boy found dead in a bath in a flat in east London.
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Nine held over 'Christmas plot'

Monday, December 27th 2010, 22:33

Nine men charged with conspiracy to bomb high-profile London targets in the run-up to Christmas have been remanded in custody.
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Bath death boy tests inconclusive

Monday, December 27th 2010, 19:31
related places: London, Newham

Post-mortem tests fail to establish the cause of death of a 15-year-old boy who was found dead in a bath in a flat in Newham, east London.
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Internet satellite launch success

Monday, December 27th 2010, 9:01
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The UK-built Ka-Sat, only the second spacecraft dedicated to delivering broadband internet connections to European households, lifts off successfully from the Baikonur cosmodrome.
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UK benefit fraud abroad targeted

Monday, December 27th 2010, 7:49

A crackdown is launched by the government on UK benefit cheats who live a luxury lifestyle abroad.
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Trott ton stretches England lead

Monday, December 27th 2010, 7:08
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Melbourne

Jonathan Trott hits his fifth Test hundred as England extend their lead to 346 over Australia after day two of the fourth Ashes Test.
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The Antarctic plumber

Monday, December 27th 2010, 1:02
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica
related places: How

How do British workers in Antarctica keep going?
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Ashes live - Australia v England

Sunday, December 26th 2010, 22:58
related countries: Australia Australia

Jonathan Trott is unbeaten on 141 as England end day two of the Melbourne Test on 444-5, a lead of 346 over Australia.
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Snow problems continue for sport

Sunday, December 26th 2010, 10:16

The cold weather continues to cause problems for Britain's sporting schedule with Premier League games at Blackpool and Everton joining the list of postponements.
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England dominate woeful Aussies

Sunday, December 26th 2010, 7:56
related countries: Australia Australia

England reach an immensely strong position on day one of the fourth Ashes Test, bowling out Australia for just 98 in Melbourne before replying with 157-0.
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Ashes live - Australia v England

Sunday, December 26th 2010, 7:50
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Melbourne

England dominate day one of the Melbourne Test, hitting 157-0 after bowling out Australia for 98.
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UK gives £40m to UN disaster fund

Sunday, December 26th 2010, 0:08

The UK is to put £40m into a UN fund set up to provide quick responses to natural disasters around the world.
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Klitschkos ready to take on Haye

Saturday, December 25th 2010, 14:52

Brothers Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko say they are ready to fight Britain's world heavyweight champion David Haye in 2011.
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Man held after fatal dog attack

Saturday, December 25th 2010, 4:36
related places: London

A man is questioned on suspicion of manslaughter after a dog killed a woman in a house in south London.
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The joy of trains

Saturday, December 25th 2010, 0:19
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: London

Infinite variety of a rail journey from New Zealand to London
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Pope broadcasts UK Christmas message

Friday, December 24th 2010, 14:22

The Pope has broadcast a Christmas message on Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4.
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Dog mauls woman to death at house

Friday, December 24th 2010, 13:17
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: London

Police are hunting a man in his 30s after a woman died in an attack by a dog at a property in south London.
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Assange dismisses US jail threat

Friday, December 24th 2010, 1:38
related countries: United States United States

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says it would be "politically impossible" for Britain to extradite him to the United States for espionage.
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Thai arrest for child sex suspect

Thursday, December 23rd 2010, 6:41
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A suspected British paedophile is arrested in north-east Thailand after more than a decade on the run.
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MPs voice UK Africa aid concern

Thursday, December 23rd 2010, 3:20

A cross party committee of MPs says it has concerns about the way the UK is spending aid money in Africa.
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3D scan for colossal sea monster

Thursday, December 23rd 2010, 2:11

One of the UK's most powerful CT scanners is helping to reveal the innermost secrets of a colossal sea monster skull that was recently unearthed in Dorset.
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3D secrets of sea monster revealed

Thursday, December 23rd 2010, 0:14

One of the UK’s most powerful CT scanners is helping to reveal the innermost secrets of a colossal sea monster skull that was recently unearthed in Dorset.
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UK training Bangladesh 'death squad'

Wednesday, December 22nd 2010, 15:01
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

British officials confirm Wikileaks reports that the UK is training a police force in Bangladesh accused of hundreds of extrajudicial killings.
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Mauritius sues over marine park

Wednesday, December 22nd 2010, 14:58
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Mauritius Mauritius

Mauritius launches a legal action against the UK to contest the creation of a marine park around its Indian Ocean territory, the Chagos Islands.
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UK economic growth revised down

Wednesday, December 22nd 2010, 10:19

The UK economy grew by 0.7% between July and September, less than previously estimated, revised figures show.
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James supports Capello approach

Wednesday, December 22nd 2010, 10:04

Veteran goalkeeper David James says he likes England coach Fabio Capello's stand-offish management style.
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Christmas dishes around the world

Wednesday, December 22nd 2010, 4:10

For many people in the UK Christmas drinner is not just about turkey and stuffing. BBC News samples some dishes from other parts of the world.
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Concern over supermarkets' growth

Wednesday, December 22nd 2010, 0:36

Concerns are raised about the growth of the 'big four' supermarkets after BBC research finds at least 577 new stores were approved in the UK in two years.
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Celtic held at home by Kilmarnock

Tuesday, December 21st 2010, 21:43
related places: Kilmarnock

Celtic miss the chance to move top of the Scottish Premier League after being held to a draw by Kilmarnock.
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Russian diplomat removed from UK

Tuesday, December 21st 2010, 20:02
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: London

A diplomat at the Russian embassy in London has been sent home after the Foreign Office requested the withdrawal earlier this month.
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Choristers' unplanned Christmas in US

Tuesday, December 21st 2010, 18:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: Christmas

A group of 43 choristers from the UK is spending an unplanned Christmas in the US because of airport chaos caused by heavy snow.
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Fire postpones Kings of Leon gig

Tuesday, December 21st 2010, 16:14
related places: London

A concert by Kings of Leon at London's O2 Arena is postponed after a fire, which started on one of the band's tour buses, spread to another coach.
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Scotland 'pressured over Megrahi'

Tuesday, December 21st 2010, 16:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lockerbie

A US Congressional investigation into the release of the convicted Lockerbie bomber, Abdelbasset al-Megrahi, says Scotland was pressured to free him.
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Iraqis lose 'abuse' inquiry bid

Tuesday, December 21st 2010, 15:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: More

More than 200 Iraq civilians lose a High Court bid for a public inquiry into claims they were mistreated by British forces in Iraq.
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Weather continues to cause chaos

Tuesday, December 21st 2010, 14:25

Thousands of air and rail passengers are stranded across the UK as snow and ice continues to cause travel chaos, with no significant thaw in sight.
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Zara Phillips to marry rugby star

Tuesday, December 21st 2010, 14:07

The Queen's granddaughter Zara Phillips has got engaged to her long-term boyfriend, England rugby player Mike Tindall, Buckingham Palace announces.
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UK borrowing rises to record high

Tuesday, December 21st 2010, 12:56

The amount of new public sector borrowing hit a fresh all-time high in November, says the Office for National Statistics.
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Tron trumps Narnia at UK cinemas

Tuesday, December 21st 2010, 12:24
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Sci-fi sequel Tron Legacy was the top draw at cinemas in the UK and Ireland this weekend, taking £1.97m in its first three days on release.
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Harris joins Boyle's Frankenstein

Tuesday, December 21st 2010, 11:11
related places: London

Actress Naomie Harris joins the cast of Danny Boyle's stage version of Frankenstein, opening at the National Theatre in London in the New Year.
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Former terror suspect wins payout

Tuesday, December 21st 2010, 10:25
related countries: Aruba Aruba, India India

The Australian government is to pay "substantial" damages to an Indian doctor who was wrongly charged over a failed UK bomb plot in 2007.
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Banksy up for critics film prize

Tuesday, December 21st 2010, 10:22

The controversial UK graffiti artist whose real identity is unknown will be among the nominees at next year's London Critics' Circle film awards.
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Cook backs under-fire Collingwood

Tuesday, December 21st 2010, 10:00
related places: Perth

Alastair Cook backs team-mate Paul Collingwood to come good as England try to bounce back from their thrashing in Perth.
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Snow causing further travel woe

Tuesday, December 21st 2010, 2:38
related places: Heathrow

Severe disruption caused by freezing weather continues, as Heathrow cancels hundreds of flights and Eurostar queues spill onto the streets.
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Men arrested in anti-terror raids

Monday, December 20th 2010, 23:36

Twelve men are arrested in Cardiff, Stoke-on-Trent and London during a major anti-terrorist operation, police say.
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Freeze disrupts European travel

Monday, December 20th 2010, 22:27
related places: London

Thousands of flights and train services are cancelled across Europe because of snow and ice, leaving many travellers stranded.
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US woman killed outside Jerusalem

Monday, December 20th 2010, 20:50
related countries: Israel Israel

A US woman found stabbed to death near Jerusalem worked for a UK-based Christian organisation that promotes Christianity among Jews.
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High-speed rail is to be altered

Monday, December 20th 2010, 17:35
related places: Birmingham, London

The planned route of the high-speed rail line from London to Birmingham has been altered after protests about its impact on homes and the countryside.
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JP Morgan reveals new London HQ

Monday, December 20th 2010, 15:22
related places: London

JP Morgan says it will move into Lehman Brothers' old London headquarters, and will continue work on a new skyscraper.
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Snow halts northern European travel

Monday, December 20th 2010, 12:05
related countries: France France, Germany Germany
related places: Holland

Heavy snow and freezing cold temperatures are causing travel problems from Britain, through France, Holland, Belgium and Germany
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Snow delays Osborne banks meeting

Monday, December 20th 2010, 10:47

A meeting between ministers and bank bosses over bonuses is postponed because of the weather - with Chancellor George Osborne delayed in New York.
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Life with the Lancers

Monday, December 20th 2010, 10:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A year in the lives of four British soldiers serving in Afghanistan
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Flower hints Finn may be rested

Monday, December 20th 2010, 10:17

England coach Andy Flower says his team will stick with their four-man bowling attack for the fourth Ashes Test, but hints that Steve Finn may be left out.
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CBI revises growth forecast down

Monday, December 20th 2010, 9:44

The CBI cuts its forecast for UK first quarter economic growth and says it expects interest rates to start rising in the spring.
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Victim plays dead to survive attack

Monday, December 20th 2010, 0:03
related countries: Israel Israel

A British woman who survived a knife attack in Israel, in which another woman died, has told police she pretended to be dead in order to live.
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Air travellers halted after snow

Sunday, December 19th 2010, 18:57
related places: Gatwick, Heathrow

Heathrow Airport is all but shut as snow disrupts flights across the UK, creating a backlog of hundreds of thousands of passengers just days before Christmas.
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Strauss will not rule out changes

Sunday, December 19th 2010, 5:30
related places: Melbourne

England captain Andrew Strauss has not ruled out making changes to the team for the vital fourth Ashes Test in Melbourne.
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England crash to heavy Ashes loss

Sunday, December 19th 2010, 3:26
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia wrap up a 267-run win in the third Ashes Test as England's last five wickets tumble in 50 minutes on the fourth day.
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Ashes live - Australia v England

Sunday, December 19th 2010, 2:10
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia take just 50 minutes on the fourth morning to wrap up a 267-run victory over England in the Perth Ashes Test, to tie the series at 1-1.
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Australia poised to square series

Sunday, December 19th 2010, 0:46
related places: Perth

England face a monumental task to avoid defeat in the third Ashes Test in Perth after slumping to 81-5 in their pursuit of 391 to win.
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Travel chaos as big freeze bites

Sunday, December 19th 2010, 0:05

Travellers face chaotic journeys as heavy snow falls across the UK, although some outgoing Heathrow flights are expected to resume from 0600 GMT.
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Knox gains full forensic review

Saturday, December 18th 2010, 16:58

Amanda Knox has been granted a review of the forensic evidence used to convict her of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.
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SPL - as it happened

Saturday, December 18th 2010, 16:58
related places: Inverness, Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock beat Hibernian as Hearts draw with Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the only SPL matches to take place in Scotland over the weekend.
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Activists stage new tax protests

Saturday, December 18th 2010, 16:45

Tax avoidance protesters stage demonstrations at stores across the UK on what is traditionally the busiest shopping weekend of the year.
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Woman detained as girl, 4, killed

Saturday, December 18th 2010, 11:52
related places: London

Police begin a murder inquiry after a four-year-old girl is found dead in east London.
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Food voucher plan for job centres

Saturday, December 18th 2010, 2:48

Job centres around Britain are to give food vouchers to people experiencing severe financial hardship.
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Ashes live - England v Australia

Saturday, December 18th 2010, 2:06
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Perth

England look set for a heavy defeat to Australia in the third Test, reaching a woeful 81-5 at stumps on day three, needing 391 to win.
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Canada raises terrorism sentence

Friday, December 17th 2010, 21:26

Ontario's top court raises the sentence of a man convicted of participating in an al-Qaeda-inspired plot to bomb British targets in 2004.
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Mugabe threatens US and UK firms

Friday, December 17th 2010, 21:21
related countries: United States United States, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
related places: Western

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe says his country will nationalise all US and UK companies operating in the country unless Western sanctions are removed.
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Freeze shuts schools and airports

Friday, December 17th 2010, 19:50

Blizzards and widespread ice in many parts of the UK are causing considerable disruption, with more wintry weather forecast for the weekend.
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McCartney comes to 100 Club's aid

Friday, December 17th 2010, 17:40
related places: London

Sir Paul McCartney performs an intimate lunchtime gig at the 100 Club on London's Oxford Street, a historic music venue threatened with closure.
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Immigration cap move 'unlawful'

Friday, December 17th 2010, 16:58

A temporary cap on the number of skilled workers from outside the EU allowed into the UK was introduced "unlawfully", the High Court rules.
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Mugabe threatens US and UK firms

Friday, December 17th 2010, 14:39
related countries: United States United States, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
related places: Western

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe says his country will nationalise US and UK companies in the country unless Western sanctions are removed.
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Bell hopeful of England fightback

Friday, December 17th 2010, 13:53

England batsman Ian Bell says the tourists need early wickets on Saturday to get back into the third Ashes Test.
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Seinfeld to play one-off UK gig

Friday, December 17th 2010, 13:24
related countries: United States United States

US comedian Jerry Seinfeld is to play a one-off show in the UK next year, his first on these shores since 1998.
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British sides learn Europa fate

Friday, December 17th 2010, 12:48
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: Liverpool

Rangers face Sporting Lisbon in the last 32 of the Europa League, while Manchester City play Aris Salonika and Liverpool play Sparta Prague.
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Ambulance time target 'scrapped'

Friday, December 17th 2010, 11:03

The government has announced it is scrapping a target for ambulances in England to get to less urgent 999 calls within 19 minutes.
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Cameron in EU budget freeze pact

Friday, December 17th 2010, 10:48
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

The UK joins forces with France and Germany to demand an EU spending freeze - but critics say the PM should have pushed for a budget cut and reforms.
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Drug delay hits AstraZeneca stock

Friday, December 17th 2010, 10:19
related countries: United States United States

Shares in UK pharmaceutical AstraZeneca drop 5% after US regulators further delay approval of its heart drug Brilinta.
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Australia v England - third Test day two as it happened

Friday, December 17th 2010, 10:19
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Perth

Australia lead England by exactly 200 after reaching 119-3 in their second innings after day two of the third Test in Perth, after Mitchell Johnson takes 6-38.
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UK banks 'at risk from eurozone'

Friday, December 17th 2010, 9:47

The continuing financial problems in the eurozone pose a threat to UK banks, the Bank of England warns.
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Concern over boys' reading skills

Friday, December 17th 2010, 9:11

About 9% of boys in England - up to 15% in some areas - starts secondary school with, at best, the reading skills of a typical seven-year-old, data shows.
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Arctic weather returns to the UK

Friday, December 17th 2010, 0:08

Temperatures are plummeting across the UK with widespread ice forecast to cause dangerous driving conditions.
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Man charged over police stabbings

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 20:28
related places: Ealing, London

A 30-year-old man is charged with attempting to murder two police officers at a bus stop in Ealing, west London.
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Stormont to hold NI abuse inquiry

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 20:21

The Northern Ireland Executive agrees to hold an inquiry into historic and institutional child abuse in Northern Ireland.
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Death crash driver can stay in UK

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 17:46

An asylum-seeker who left a girl dying under his car when he fled the scene can stay in the UK, an immigration court rules.
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Ireland abortion case condemned

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 17:42
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The European Court of Human Rights rules that Irish abortion laws violated the rights of one of three women who sought terminations in Britain.
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