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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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Minister resigns over snow chaos

Saturday, December 11th 2010, 18:46

Scotland's beleaguered Transport Minister Stewart Stevenson resigns after the country was brought to a standstill by severe weather.
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Knox says conviction 'a mistake'

Saturday, December 11th 2010, 15:59
related countries: Italy Italy

Amanda Knox tells an Italian appeal court that her conviction for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher was an "enormous mistake".
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Locals 'to take over buildings'

Saturday, December 11th 2010, 14:27

The Communities Secretary, Eric Pickles, is giving more details about new laws which will give people in England more control in their communities.
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Justice sought over Malaysian deaths

Saturday, December 11th 2010, 14:12
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

62 years ago this weekend British forces killed 24 men suspected of helping communist rebels during the Malaya Emergency.
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Live - Saturday's Scottish football

Saturday, December 11th 2010, 12:03
related places: Aberdeen, Inverness

Rangers draw at Inverness in the early kick-off, as Hearts take on Aberdeen and St Mirren host St Johnstone.
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Royal attack 'not down to radios'

Saturday, December 11th 2010, 11:17

Scotland Yard rejects reports that a breakdown in communications led to the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall being caught up in student protests.
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Justice sought

Saturday, December 11th 2010, 8:17
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

The Malaysian men shot by UK troops more than 60 years ago
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England seamers fail to make mark

Saturday, December 11th 2010, 7:25
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

England end day two of the tour fixture against Victoria with their seamers having taken only one wicket between them in the match.
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Pope Anglican offer 'dented ties'

Saturday, December 11th 2010, 2:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pope, Vatican

Britain's ambassador to the Vatican feared a backlash over the Pope's invitation to Anglicans to switch churches, according to leaked US cables.
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Britons die in helicopter crash

Saturday, December 11th 2010, 0:21
related countries: France France

Two British championship-winning pilots are killed in a helicopter crash in southern France.
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Met starts fee demo investigation

Friday, December 10th 2010, 22:12
related places: London

The Metropolitan Police launches a "major criminal investigation" into disorder in London in recent weeks during protests over tuition fees.
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Brown confirmed as Aberdeen boss

Friday, December 10th 2010, 19:33
related places: Aberdeen, Motherwell

Craig Brown is confirmed as the new manager of Aberdeen alongside assistant Archie Knox, taking over from Mark McGhee who was sacked last week.
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PM condemns attack on royals' car

Friday, December 10th 2010, 18:21

David Cameron says lessons need to be learned from a security lapse which allowed student protesters to attack the Prince of Wales' car.
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Terrorist activity 'played down'

Friday, December 10th 2010, 17:06

The level of terrorist activity in Northern Ireland is being played down by the police and government, the Police Federation claims.
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Petrol prices reach record high

Friday, December 10th 2010, 11:58

UK petrol prices have hit a record average level of 121.76p for a litre of unleaded petrol, says Experian Catalist.
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Fee protests to be investigated

Friday, December 10th 2010, 9:30

Questions are raised about police handling of tuition fee protests after a car with the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall inside was attacked.
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Victoria make England toil at MCG

Friday, December 10th 2010, 7:34
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: Victoria

England drop a string of catches as Victoria hit 216-2 in the tour match before declaring, and Alastair Cook then falls cheaply.
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Iceland agrees Icesave deal terms

Friday, December 10th 2010, 7:06
related countries: Iceland Iceland, Netherlands Netherlands

Iceland agrees to repay the UK and the Netherlands for money their citizens lost in the collapsed Icesave savings bank.
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Royal car attacked in fees demo

Friday, December 10th 2010, 0:46

A car containing Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall is attacked by protesters amid violence after MPs voted to raise tuition fees.
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UK team claims Antarctic record

Thursday, December 9th 2010, 22:03
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica

A UK expedition to Antarctica says it has established a new record - the fastest land crossing of the southern-most continent.
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Man held over politician's murder

Thursday, December 9th 2010, 15:42
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: London

A man is arrested on suspicion of the murder of a Pakistani politician who was stabbed to death in north London.
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Russia honours UK spy Kim Philby

Thursday, December 9th 2010, 15:32

Russia's foreign intelligence agency unveils a plaque to UK double agent Kim Philby, who defected to the Soviet Union in 1963.
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Russian aide arrest 'a PR stunt'

Thursday, December 9th 2010, 14:04
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's top diplomat in the UK has suggested British officials might have "orchestrated" stories about the arrest of an MP's aide for allegedly spying to whip up ill-feeling.
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UK interest rates remain at 0.5%

Thursday, December 9th 2010, 12:41

The Bank of England keeps UK interest rates on hold at 0.5%, and makes no new quantitative easing measures.
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BAE planning to cut 1,400 UK jobs

Thursday, December 9th 2010, 11:25

Defence firm BAE Systems says it may cut almost 1,400 UK jobs as a result of the government's Spending Review.
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House prices 'fell in November'

Thursday, December 9th 2010, 9:25
related places: Halifax

UK house prices have continued to slip, the Halifax says, falling by 0.1% in November compared with the previous month.
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Warne return talk boosts England - Swann

Thursday, December 9th 2010, 9:17
related countries: Australia Australia

Graeme Swann believes talk of Shane Warne returning to the Australia team for the Ashes is a boost for England.
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'Fair trial' in SA for Dewani

Thursday, December 9th 2010, 8:07
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The family of the woman who was killed on honeymoon in South Africa with her British husband has urged him to co-operate with the authorities.
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Leaders in angry clash over fees

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 23:05

David Cameron accuses Labour leader Ed Miliband of "rank hypocrisy" during heated clashes over tuition fees - as fresh concessions are offered.
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Brown warns of euro 'high noon'

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 19:29

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown tells the BBC he fears the euro will face a moment of reckoning in the New Year.
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Blatter brands England bad losers

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 17:47

Fifa chief Sepp Blatter calls England bid team "bad losers" after Russia won the right to host the 2018 World Cup, while also rejecting allegations of corruption at football's governing body.
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Salmond rejects new Megrahi claim

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 14:10
related places: Lockerbie

The Scottish government was neither threatened nor offered "treats" to free the Lockerbie bomber from jail, First Minister Alex Salmond says.
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Flower ponders Broad replacement

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 13:42

England coach Andy Flower suggests he has an idea who will replace the injured Stuart Broad in the third Ashes Test.
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Husband arrested over SA murder

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 11:12
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The husband of a woman murdered on her honeymoon is arrested in the UK at the request of the South African authorities, police say.
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UK 'feared Megrahi prison death'

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 10:36
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Lockerbie

Britain feared Libya would take harsh action against UK interests if the Lockerbie bomber died in prison, latest Wikileaks cables allege.
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UK gender pay difference narrows

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 10:33

The gender pay gap has narrowed as women have seen bigger pay increases in 2010, official figures show.
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A third of universities 'at risk'

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 8:49

A union labels a third of universities in England at risk from government cuts, with the worst hit facing closures or mergers.
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Kesa profits despite Comet losses

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 7:42

Comet chain owner Kesa Electricals sees its profits rise almost fourfold after strong sales in Europe offset UK losses.
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Wikileaks' Assange refused bail

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 4:45

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who faces rape allegations, is denied bail by a court in London.
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Russian spy claims shock father

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 3:28
related countries: Russia Russia

The father of a UK MP's assistant suspected of being a Russian spy has said he is shocked by the accusations against her, and efforts to deport her from the UK.
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Fifa chief Warner blames UK media for failed 2018 bid

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 18:43

Fifa vice-president Jack Warner blames the UK media for England's failed bid to host the 2018 World Cup.
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Fresh snow brings school closures

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 16:55

Thousands of children enjoy a day off as heavy falls of fresh snow affect parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England.
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My girl is no spy, insists father

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 16:37
related countries: Russia Russia

The father of an MP's aide suspected of spying for Russia says he is shocked by her detention and attempts to deport her from the UK.
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UK schools fall in global ranking

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 13:17

Secondary school pupils in the UK are falling behind international competitors, according to a major survey.
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UK banking sector 'competitive'

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 11:20

The UK's banking sector is "enormously competitive" and banks do not need breaking up, says the boss of Lloyds Banking Group.
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Cameron and Karzai downplay leaks

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 10:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

David Cameron and Hamid Karzai play down the impact of Wikileaks cables showing criticism of UK operations, as the UK PM visits Afghanistan.
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Tesco sees UK 'consumer recovery'

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 8:45

Tesco reports a rise in third-quarter sales, saying it is "continuing to see evidence of a steady consumer recovery" in the UK.
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Strauss confident of Ashes series win

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 3:59

England captain Andrew Strauss is confident his team can win the Ashes series after their innings and 71 run victory in the second Test in Adelaide puts them 1-0 up.
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England complete Adelaide triumph

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 1:53
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Adelaide

England thrash Australia by an innings and 71 runs to win the second Test in Adelaide and take a 1-0 lead in the Ashes.
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A look at the world's 'most expensive' book

Tuesday, December 7th 2010, 1:50
related places: London

A rare copy of what is billed as the world's most expensive book, Audubon's Birds of America, is being sold at auction in London on Tuesday.
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Ashes live - Australia v England

Monday, December 6th 2010, 22:42
related countries: Australia Australia

England bowl out Australia for 304 to win the second Test by an innings and 71 runs in Adelaide and lead the Ashes series 1-0.
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Thousands stuck in new snow chaos

Monday, December 6th 2010, 20:51

Many motorists are stranded on Scotland's roads as fresh snow brings further disruption to many parts of the UK.
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