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Queen leads remembrance services

Sunday, November 14th 2010, 13:44

The Queen leads Remembrance Sunday services as commemorations are held across the UK in honour of those who have died in wars and conflicts.
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James Blunt 'stopped World War 3'

Sunday, November 14th 2010, 13:24
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Kosovo

Singer James Blunt tells the BBC how he refused an order to attack Russian troops when he was a British army officer in Kosovo.
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The West 'cannot defeat al-Qaeda'

Sunday, November 14th 2010, 12:02

Militant groups such as al-Qaeda will never be defeated by the West, but can be contained, the head of the UK's armed forces says.
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Haye stops Harrison to keep title

Saturday, November 13th 2010, 22:25

David Haye retains his WBA heavyweight title with a stoppage in the third round of his all-British showdown against Audley Harrison.
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We must get even better - Johnson

Saturday, November 13th 2010, 20:03
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Twickenham

Martin Johnson urges his England team to aim even higher after their fine 35-18 win over Australia at Twickenham.
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Live - Haye v Harrison

Saturday, November 13th 2010, 18:58

David Haye retains his WBA heavyweight belt by by defeating Audley Harrison with a third-round knockout
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Pontin's goes into administration

Saturday, November 13th 2010, 14:05

Administrators called in to holiday camp company Pontin's express optimism that there remains a future for the "iconic British brand".
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Autumn rugby internationals as they happened

Saturday, November 13th 2010, 13:45
related countries: Australia Australia, Ireland Ireland, Samoa Samoa, South Africa South Africa
related places: Cardiff, Dublin, Twickenham

Scotland take a 49-3 pasting from the All Blacks after England batter Australia 35-18, South Africa hold off Wales 29-25 and Ireland beat Samoa 20-10.
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Schools facing funding overhaul

Saturday, November 13th 2010, 12:48

The government is looking to centralise the way in which funding for England's 20,000 state schools is allocated.
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England openers hit tons in draw

Saturday, November 13th 2010, 7:17

Alastair Cook and Andrew Strauss hit centuries as England draw their Ashes warm-up game against South Australia.
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UK targeting £10bn tax clawback

Saturday, November 13th 2010, 4:02

The UK is entering into talks with three tax havens, as part of moves officials hope could help raise £10 billion for the Treasury by 2015.
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Jazz star tipped by Obama in London

Friday, November 12th 2010, 21:26
related places: London

One of Esperanza Spalding's biggest admirers is Barack Obama, so it is no wonder tickets for her performance at the London Jazz Festival have already sold out
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Live text - Murray v Monfils

Friday, November 12th 2010, 19:57
related countries: France France

British number one Andy Murray takes on home favourite Gael Monfils at the Paris Masters with a semi-final against Roger Federer at stake.
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New phone hack file handed over

Friday, November 12th 2010, 18:14

A file containing new evidence on the News of the World phone hacking scandal has been submitted to prosecutors, Scotland Yard says.
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Haye unfazed by weight difference

Friday, November 12th 2010, 16:35

David Haye tips the scales three stone lighter than Audley Harrison for Saturday's all-British WBA heavyweight title fight.
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The moment a rare vase sold for £43m

Friday, November 12th 2010, 15:54
related countries: China China
related places: London

A Chinese vase found during a house clearance in a London suburb, has sold at auction for a staggering £43m.
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Greek commandos board aid ship

Friday, November 12th 2010, 15:50
related countries: Greece Greece

British aid workers allegedly taken captive on a ship say they are being held by Greek commandos.
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British Gas to raise bills by 7%

Friday, November 12th 2010, 15:25

British Gas customers will face a 7% rise in gas and electricity bills this winter, the company has announced.
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Mealamu ban reduced after appeal

Friday, November 12th 2010, 15:17
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand hooker Keven Mealamu has his four-week ban for butting England captain Lewis Moody reduced to two weeks on appeal.
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Critics divided over Potter movie

Friday, November 12th 2010, 10:14

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, the penultimate instalment in the fantasy franchise, receives a mixed reaction from UK film critics.
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England prosper in Ashes warm-up

Friday, November 12th 2010, 8:16

England's four bowlers and their opening batsmen all impress on day two of the second Ashes warm-up match against South Australia.
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UK's Hammer Films resurrected

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 21:59

The Hammer Films franchise has been resurrected after three decades and filming is currently underway on its first English production.
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Live text - Murray v Cilic

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 20:55
related countries: Croatia Croatia, France France

British number one Andy Murray takes on Croatia's Marin Cilic for a place in the quarter-finals of the Paris Masters.
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Haider 'making stand over fixing'

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 18:43
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: London

Pakistan cricketer Zulqarnain Haider says he fled to London and went public with his match-fixing concerns to help stamp corruption out of the sport.
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British aid workers held on ship

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 17:43
related countries: Libya Libya

Seven UK aid workers, who were planning to take aid to Gaza, are among a group believed to being held captive on a ship in the Libyan sea.
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Demo police 'got balance wrong'

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 17:38
related places: London

Policing Minister Nick Herbert says commanders struck the wrong balance when preparing for student protests which were marred by violence.
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BA peace deal with crew collapses

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 15:36

A plan to end a bitter, long-running dispute between British Airways and its cabin crew has collapsed.
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Roddick completes London line-up

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 14:45
related countries: France France
related places: London

Andy Roddick completes the eight-man line-up for the ATP World Tour Finals in London as results go his way at the Paris Masters on Thursday.
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PM condemns fees protest violence

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 12:32
related places: London

David Cameron condemns the violence during protests over tuition fees after the Met Police announced an investigation into how it was handled.
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England 'gambling' over Cook form

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 12:08

Former Australia captain Ian Chappell believes England's decision to put faith in Alastair Cook for the Ashes is "a hell of a gamble".
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UK observes Armistice Day silence

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 11:03

Millions of people across the country have observed a two-minute silence to mark Armistice Day.
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Collingwood hits form for England

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 7:39

Paul Collingwood nails down his Ashes starting spot with an important innings of 94 after England struggle initially against South Australia.
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Haider wants to 'live in peace'

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 7:36
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider is seeking asylum in the United Kingdom and has confirmed he is retiring from international cricket.
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Russians invest in Virgin Racing

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 7:35
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian supercar maker Marussia Motors acquires a "significant stake" in British Formula 1 team Virgin Racing.
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Warner Bros to develop UK film base

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 23:22
related places: Watford

Warner Brothers is to develop Europe's biggest film studio complex at a site near Watford bringing new jobs and investment to Britain.
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Yemen mail bomb 'timed to hit US'

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 22:30
related countries: United States United States

Tests on a failed parcel bomb discovered on US-bound cargo flight suggest it was timed to have detonated over the eastern US seaboard, say British police.
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Chelsea 1-0 Fulham

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 21:57
related places: Chelsea, Fulham, London, Stamford Bridge

Michael Essien scores and is sent off as Chelsea extended their lead at the top of the league courtesy of a win over west London rivals Fulham.
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Rangers 0-3 Hibernian

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 21:49

Hibernian claim their first points under new boss Colin Calderwood with an emphatic win over Scottish Premier League leaders Rangers.
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Clashes at student fee protest

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 20:10
related places: London

There have been violent scenes at a demonstration in central London against plans to raise tuition fees and cut university funding in England.
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Live - Wednesday's Scottish football

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 19:15

Live updates from the evening's five Scottish Premier League fixtures.
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US returning Tutankhamen items to Egypt

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 16:33
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United States United States
related places: Art

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art is to return to Egypt 19 artefacts taken from King Tutankhamen's tomb during its British-led excavation, officials say.
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Bank says economy still uncertain

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 14:21

The Bank of England says the outlook for the UK is uncertain and the strength of the recovery depends largely on the world economy.
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Cameron warning over China trade

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 11:56
related countries: China China

UK Prime Minister David Cameron steps into the row over "currency wars" with a warning that China should act to correct its trade imbalance.
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PM raises human rights with China

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 23:02
related countries: China China

David Cameron raises the issue of human rights in talks with China, during what he called a "vitally important" trade mission to the country.
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Mealamu banned for rest of tour

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 22:38
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand hooker Keven Mealamu is handed a four-week ban for striking England's Lewis Moody with his head during Saturday's 26-16 victory.
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Prosecutors consider 'Iraq abuse'

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 20:23
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Three British soldiers are being investigated by military lawyers over the alleged abuse of Iraqi detainees, the High Court is told.
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Train overcrowding 'to get worse'

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 16:29

Rail passengers in England and Wales face "substantial increases in already unacceptable overcrowding" by 2014 and beyond, MPs say.
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Cameron's trade delegation in China

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 15:59
related countries: China China

David Cameron is travelling with more than 40 business leaders and says he wants to spread the message that Britain is "open for business"
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UK lives 'saved by waterboarding'

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 14:31
related countries: United States United States

Former US President George W Bush claims British lives were saved by the use of information obtained from terrorist suspects through "waterboarding".
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South Africa pick Steyn at centre

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 13:53
related countries: Ireland Ireland, South Africa South Africa

Francois Steyn comes in at centre for South Africa against Wales in the only change from the starting XV that beat Ireland.
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Prince opens field of remembrance

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 13:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The first remembrance field dedicated to the UK service personnel killed in Afghanistan is opened by Prince Harry.
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Hooker Hartley gets England call

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 12:02
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Northampton

Northampton hooker Dylan Hartley replaces Steve Thompson in England's starting line-up for Saturday's game with Australia.
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Cricketer Haider may seek asylum

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 9:56
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: London

Pakistan cricketer Zulqarnain Haider tells Pakistan's Geo TV he may seek political asylum in the UK, after fleeing to London from a team camp in Dubai.
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Failing care homes may 'slip net'

Tuesday, November 9th 2010, 0:28

A new way of checking the performance of care homes for the elderly in England could fail vulnerable elderly residents, a union says.
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UK in major push for China trade

Monday, November 8th 2010, 19:10
related countries: China China

A UK government and trade mission to China is the "largest and most high powered" visit to the country from a UK delegation, says Chancellor George Osborne
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Portugal's Ronaldo accepts libel payout

Monday, November 8th 2010, 12:04
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: London

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo accepts substantial undisclosed libel damages from the Daily Telegraph at London's High Court.
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Chinese artist in UK rights call

Monday, November 8th 2010, 10:56
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei - now released from house arrest - says the British PM must raise human rights issues when he visits Beijing on Tuesday.
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Lady Gaga scoops MTV awards trio

Monday, November 8th 2010, 8:49
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

Lady Gaga wins three prizes at MTV's Europe Music Awards in Madrid, while UK artists including Alexandra Burke fail to make an impression.
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UK space earnings now at £7.5bn

Monday, November 8th 2010, 7:43

The UK space sector produced a remarkable performance through the recent recession, growing by an average of 10% a year from 2007, an industry survey finds.
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Chinese boost for Scotch whisky

Sunday, November 7th 2010, 22:25
related countries: China China

Scotch Whisky is to get greater legal protection in China following an agreement between the UK and Chinese officials.
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Iraqi Christians urged to leave

Sunday, November 7th 2010, 16:01
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

A senior Iraqi Christian in the UK calls on his fellow believers to leave Iraq, after an attack on a Baghdad church left more than 50 dead.
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F1's Button in Brazil car attack

Sunday, November 7th 2010, 13:50
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Brazil Brazil
related places: Sao Paulo

F1 champion Jenson Button praises the actions of his police driver after armed men attempt to threaten him while driving in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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Strauss ton sets up England win

Sunday, November 7th 2010, 11:42

Andrew Strauss hits 120 not out as England beat Western Australia by six wickets in their opening tour game.
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Wales 16-25 Australia

Saturday, November 6th 2010, 16:24
related countries: Australia Australia

A superb attacking display makes up for Australia's scrummaging deficiencies as they edge Wales in an action-packed Test at the Millennium Stadium.
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Live - autumn internationals

Saturday, November 6th 2010, 13:44
related countries: Australia Australia, Ireland Ireland, New Zealand New Zealand, South Africa South Africa
related places: Cardiff, Twickenham

World champions South Africa beat Ireland in Dublin, New Zealand beat England at Twickenham and Australia beat Wales in Cardiff.
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Karachi tense for Farooq funeral

Saturday, November 6th 2010, 12:17
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: London

Thousands throng the streets of Karachi, amid tight security, for the funeral of a Pakistani politician murdered outside his London home.
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Pietersen innings boosts England

Saturday, November 6th 2010, 10:03

Kevin Pietersen hints at a timely return to form with 58 on day two of England's game against Western Australia.
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England 36-10 Papua New Guinea

Saturday, November 6th 2010, 6:45
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

Harlequins' Tony Clubb scores four tries as England end their Four Nations campaign with victory over Papua New Guinea.
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Russia's Mail.ru sees shares jump

Friday, November 5th 2010, 19:02
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: London

Shares in Russia's Mail.ru, part-owner of Facebook, surge on their London debut.
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RBS back in red with £1.4bn loss

Friday, November 5th 2010, 18:35

Royal Bank of Scotland plunges back into the red with a £1.4bn ($2.3bn) pre-tax loss during the three months to September.
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Farage re-elected as UKIP leader

Friday, November 5th 2010, 15:46

Nigel Farage is re-elected as leader of the UK Independence Party, replacing Lord Pearson in the post he previously held between 2006 and 2009.
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Civilians 'were abused' in Iraq

Friday, November 5th 2010, 15:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq

More than 220 Iraqi civilians were subjected to "systemic abuse", including torture, by British soldiers and interrogators in Iraq, the High Court was told on Friday.
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Friday, November 5th 2010, 11:50
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Folkestone, London

The UK government sells a 30-year lease on the 68-mile London to Folkestone high speed rail link to a Canadian consortium for £2.1bn.
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Cleric Hamza wins passport appeal

Friday, November 5th 2010, 10:48

Preacher Abu Hamza wins his appeal against government attempts to strip him of his British passport.
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Broad on song in England warm-up

Friday, November 5th 2010, 10:07

Pace bowler Stuart Broad puts in a strong display as England make an encouraging start to their first warm-up match ahead of the Ashes.
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Upbeat HSBC warns on regulation

Friday, November 5th 2010, 9:44

The UK's biggest bank, HSBC, says its profits are "well ahead" on last year, but regulation is a worry
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Lawyers seek 'Iraq abuse' inquiry

Friday, November 5th 2010, 0:51
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Lawyers are going to the High Court to push for a full public inquiry into allegations made by 142 Iraqi civilians that they were abused by British soldiers in southern Iraq.
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UK warning about Mid-East talks

Thursday, November 4th 2010, 18:18
related countries: Israel Israel

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague warns that "the window is closing" on a Middle East peace deal and expresses frustration over a diplomatic row with Israel.
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UK interest rates remain at 0.5%

Thursday, November 4th 2010, 15:24

The Bank of England keeps UK interest rates at 0.5% for the 20th month in a row and holds off on more quantitative easing.
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Iran 'arrests four UK-linked men'

Thursday, November 4th 2010, 10:08
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran arrests four people it says were paid by a man based in Britain to carry out assassinations, says Iran's state broadcaster, in allegations the UK describes as "baseless".
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Afghan gold to be displayed in UK

Thursday, November 4th 2010, 9:23
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Afghan government and the UK sign an agreement allowing a priceless gold collection to go on display at the British Museum.
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Fifa row has hit England 2018 bid

Thursday, November 4th 2010, 8:28

England's 2018 World Cup bid has been "significantly harmed" by a newspaper investigation into the bidding process, a key member of the campaign team tells the BBC.
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Smooth operators: Top tunes for surgery

Thursday, November 4th 2010, 1:42
related places: London

Operating staff at Guy's Hospital, London, talk about using music in surgery.
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Pakistanis 'may suffer visa bias'

Thursday, November 4th 2010, 1:02

The UK Border Agency may be unlawfully discriminating against Pakistanis, the man appointed to scrutinise the organisation says.
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Organ transplants hit record high

Thursday, November 4th 2010, 0:08

A record number of organ transplants took place in the UK last year, but the NHS says there is still a long waiting list.
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Tuition fees increasing to £9,000

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 20:07

Universities in England will be able to charge tuition fees of up to £9,000 per year, as the government transfers much of the cost of courses to students.
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Lloyds appoints Santander UK boss

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 19:11

Lloyds Banking Group will replace outgoing chief executive Eric Daniels with Santander UK's head Antonio Horta-Osorio.
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Google in breach of UK data laws

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 14:10

Google breached UK data laws in its collection of personal data via Street View cars, the UK's Information Commissioner says.
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May defends UK security defences

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 13:21

Home Secretary Theresa May has defended the UK's security measures in her first major speech on counter-terrorism.
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Poets plan Olympic gig for 2012

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 13:00
related places: London

An ambitious project to assemble poets from all of the Olympic nations in 2012 is launched in London.
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Israel halts 'dialogue' with UK

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 11:46
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel is postponing "strategic dialogue" with Britain over defence and security issues, as William Hague arrives in Israel for an official visit.
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Immigration cap 'may not work'

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 11:04

A planned immigration cap may make little difference to overall population growth and could harm business, an influential committee of MPs has said.
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Singapore finds UK author guilty

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 10:48
related countries: Singapore Singapore

A Singapore court has convicted UK author Alan Shadrake for insulting the Singapore judiciary in a book on the country's death penalty.
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Banksy film wins documentary gong

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 8:28
related places: London

UK graffiti artist Banksy's documentary Exit Through The Gift Shop lands a top prize at the annual Grierson Trust awards in London.
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Share trading halt 'suspicious'

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 7:41

The London Stock Exchange says the fault that knocked out dealings on Tuesday "may have occurred in suspicious circumstances".
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Home from home?

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 1:39

EU in row with UK over rules for East Europeans
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Salvaged Titanic items go on show

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 0:09
related places: London

An exhibition devoted to artefacts salvaged from the Titanic opens at the O2 in London this week.
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The man who paints on chewing gum

Wednesday, November 3rd 2010, 0:05
related places: London

An artist is making the streets of London a little more colourful by painting miniature pictures on pieces of discarded chewing gum.
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Leaders hail UK-France agreement

Tuesday, November 2nd 2010, 21:06
related countries: France France
related places: London

David Cameron and France's Nicolas Sarkozy sign treaties agreeing to military co-operation, including the testing of nuclear warheads.
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UK 'obliged' to give inmates vote

Tuesday, November 2nd 2010, 17:28

Britain has a "legal obligation" to let some prisoners vote under a 2005 European court ruling, a minister tells the Commons.
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