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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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Two Britons killed in drone attack

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 16:05
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Two white British al-Qaeda members have died in a suspected US drone raid in north-west Pakistan, officials say.
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Drone attack 'killed two Britons'

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 11:54
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Two white British al-Qaeda members have been killed in a suspected US drone attack in north-west Pakistan, local officials say.
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Spencer painting sets new record

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 11:18
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
related places: London

A 1954 painting by Stanley Spencer sets a new auction record for the British artist after being sold in London for £1.43m.
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Leaving Ireland for an abortion

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 10:54

Irishwoman Rhonda Donaghey tells 5 live Breakfast about having to travel to the UK to have a termination.
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Illegal downloads are on the rise

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 10:23

Illegal downloading in the UK is growing with around 7.7 million people choosing not to legitimately buy music online, according to new figures.
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Australia v England - third Test day one as it happened

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 10:15
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Perth

England take a firm grip on the third Ashes Test in Perth after bowling Australia out for 268 on the opening day.
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Tremlett puts England in command

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 9:59
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Perth

England take a firm grip on the third Ashes Test in Perth after bowling Australia out for 268 on the opening day.
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Retail sales up 0.3% in November

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 9:49

UK retail sales rose 0.3% in November, broadly in line with analysts' expectations, official figures show.
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Gaza runner's Olympic struggle

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 9:33

Nader el Masri talks about his hopes of running for Gaza at the London Olympics.
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McLeish review backs two-tier SPL

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 9:27

Henry McLeish backs Scottish Premier League proposals for a two-tier top flight with 10 teams in each division in the second part of his review.
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Rest of UK 'face Scots fee rise'

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 9:23

Students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland who go to Scottish universities could face annual tuition fees of up to £6,000, the BBC learns.
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Dropped rape claims 'care' urged

Thursday, December 16th 2010, 2:24

New guidance for prosecutors in England and Wales advises "very careful" treatment of cases where people retract rape allegations.
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Police stabbed in bus stop attack

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 19:39
related places: London

Two police officers are stabbed while making checks on bus tickets in west London, the Metropolitan Police confirm.
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Bookies probe Motherwell red card

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 18:52
related places: Motherwell

The Association of British Bookmakers investigates claims of irregular betting activity over the red card shown to Motherwell's Steve Jennings on Tuesday.
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Unemployment in UK rising again

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 15:21

Public sector job losses caused unemployment to rise by 35,000 in the three months to October, the first increase in six months.
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Council pension deficit '£100bn'

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 11:24

The deficit in the Local Government Pension Scheme in England may have more than doubled in the past three years to £100bn, research suggests.
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Ministers press on with NHS plans

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 11:09

The government has confirmed it is to go through with big structural changes to the NHS in England.
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Rare films of 1940s Britain released

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 10:23

A rich archive of film footage of British life in the 1930s and 1940s has been released online for the first time.
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Aussies eye pace quartet for Test

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 23:43
related places: Perth

Australia may field a four-man pace attack and bowl first if captain Ricky Ponting wins the toss in the third Ashes Test against England in Perth.
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Wikileaks chief's release delayed

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 23:27
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: London

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is granted bail by a London court as he fights sexual assault claims, but he will remain in custody until an appeal is heard.
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Lords back higher university fees

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 22:17

Peers back government plans to raise student tuition fees in England to as much as £9,000 a year.
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McCartney to play tiny club gig

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 16:24
related places: London

Sir Paul McCartney is to play his smallest gig for more than 10 years at the 100 Club in London.
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Ministers name courts being axed

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 16:12

The government announces the final list of the 93 magistrates' courts and 49 county courts it plans to close in England and Wales.
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King's Speech leads Globe Awards

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 15:15

British movie The King's Speech leads the nominations for next year's Golden Globe Awards, with seven nods in key categories, including best film drama.
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Forensic Science Service to close

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 15:07

The state-owned Forensic Science Service, which employs 1,600 people and provides services to police in England and Wales, is to be wound up.
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UK inflation rate rises to 3.3%

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 14:54

UK inflation rose to 3.3% in November, its highest level for six months, prompting a call for interest rates to rise.
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Wales unveil Speed as new manager

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 14:04

The Football Association of Wales unveils Sheffield United boss Gary Speed as the new Wales manager.
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BA raises fuel surcharge by £10

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 12:33

British Airways says it will increase its fuel surcharge on long-haul flights by £10 to between £63 and £108.
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Wikileaks chief 'remains defiant'

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 10:02

Wikileaks' Julian Assange says being held on remand in the UK has only increased his resolve to carry on publishing secret documents.
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Nearly 1,000 schools miss target

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 9:31

Almost 1,000 primary schools in England which staged Sats tests this year do not meet new targets.
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US 'concern' over UK extremists

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 8:31
related countries: United States United States

American fears that the UK was struggling to cope with home-grown extremism are revealed in new Wikileaks cables.
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Councils facing 9.9% funding cut

Monday, December 13th 2010, 19:24

Councils in England are to face cuts of almost 10% next year in their core central funding, the government announces.
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Dubai allows Nigerian extradition

Monday, December 13th 2010, 16:27
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Dubai's highest court rules that a former state governor from Nigeria can be extradited to the UK to face corruption charges.
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UK search amid Sweden bomb probe

Monday, December 13th 2010, 15:10
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: Stockholm

Police search a house in Luton as part of the inquiry into Saturday's suspected suicide bombing in Stockholm.
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Olympic tax concessions confirmed

Monday, December 13th 2010, 11:02

Foreign sportsmen and women, and other foreign staff taking part in the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games, are exempted from income tax.
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Flower guarded on Tremlett pick

Monday, December 13th 2010, 9:55

England coach Andy Flower refuses to confirm that Chris Tremlett will replace the injured Stuart Broad in the third Test.
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General Electric buys Wellstream

Monday, December 13th 2010, 8:20
related countries: United States United States

US giant General Electric agrees an £800m takeover of UK oil and gas services company Wellstream at the third attempt.
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Iran MPs anger over UK ambassador

Monday, December 13th 2010, 5:31
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Iranian politicians call for Britain's ambassador to Tehran to be expelled after he criticised the country's human rights record.
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Allowance axe protests expected

Monday, December 13th 2010, 3:12

Protests are expected in about 100 colleges across England over government plans to axe the education maintenance allowance next year.
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May to consider banning US pastor

Sunday, December 12th 2010, 19:53
related countries: United States United States

Home Secretary Theresa May says she will be "actively looking at" whether a controversial US pastor should be banned from entering the UK.
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Peas beat Willow to UK number one

Sunday, December 12th 2010, 18:59

The Black Eyed Peas beat 10-year-old Willow Smith to the top of the chart, securing the fifth UK number one single of their career.
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Chile miners are guests in the UK

Sunday, December 12th 2010, 16:12
related countries: Chile Chile

The men who were rescued from a mine in Chile have arrived in the UK to see Arsenal play Manchester United on Monday.
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New minister after snow chaos row

Sunday, December 12th 2010, 13:16

Scotland's skills minister Keith Brown is named as the new transport minister following the resignation of Stewart Stevenson.
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Koran-threat pastor 'to visit UK'

Sunday, December 12th 2010, 10:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Koran

Campaigners call for a US pastor who threatened to burn the Koran to be banned from entering the UK to attend an English Defence League rally.
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Photos released of fees suspects

Sunday, December 12th 2010, 9:19
related places: London

Scotland Yard releases pictures of 14 people officers want to question over violence during Thursday's tuition fees protest in London.
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Prior ton salvages England draw

Sunday, December 12th 2010, 7:26
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Melbourne, Victoria

Matt Prior hits an unbeaten century as England survive an early collapse to draw the tour fixture with Victoria after a rain-affected final day.
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Spanish anger at Wikileaks arrest

Sunday, December 12th 2010, 2:41
related countries: Spain Spain, Sweden Sweden
related places: Street

Street protests in Spain call for the release of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who faces extradition from Britain to Sweden.
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School pupil premium set at £430

Sunday, December 12th 2010, 0:55

The poorest children in schools in England will get an extra £430 spent on them next year under the pupil premium scheme, it has been revealed.
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