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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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Woods focus turns to major record

Tuesday, November 2nd 2010, 12:48

Tiger Woods tells BBC Sport he is focused on overhauling Jack Nicklaus' major record after losing his world number one spot to England's Lee Westwood.
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Race 'should not block adoption'

Tuesday, November 2nd 2010, 9:31

The government is updating guidance on adoption in England to stress that consideration of a child's race should not be a barrier to finding a match.
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Special baby care 'still failing'

Tuesday, November 2nd 2010, 0:36

Standards for the care of sick babies have not improved in England despite government action, says a charity.
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Monday, November 1st 2010, 23:28
related countries: France France

Britain and France are set to announce a much closer degree of co-operation on defence.
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Fire crews 'lacked 7/7 equipment'

Monday, November 1st 2010, 21:07

Firefighters lacked the training and first aid equipment to treat the most seriously injured, the 7/7 London bombing inquests hear.
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UK-French defence work 'sensible'

Monday, November 1st 2010, 16:33
related countries: France France

The new UK armed forces chief welcomes closer co-operation with France but plays down reports troops could be deployed as a single brigade.
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King's Speech leads film awards

Monday, November 1st 2010, 14:42

The King's Speech leads the nominations for the 13th British Independent Film Awards, recognised in eight categories.
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Dundee hit with 25-point penalty

Monday, November 1st 2010, 14:13
related places: Dundee

Scottish First Division club Dundee are deducted 25 points for going into administration.
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Springboks hit by double injury

Monday, November 1st 2010, 13:58
related countries: Ireland Ireland, South Africa South Africa

Experienced flanker Schalk Burger and young centre Juan de Jongh are ruled out of South Africa's tour of Britain and Ireland with injuries.
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Alcohol 'harms more than heroin'

Monday, November 1st 2010, 10:25

Alcohol is more harmful than heroin or crack, according to a report co-authored by the UK's former chief drugs adviser Professor David Nutt.
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The 'elephant Dunkirk'

Monday, November 1st 2010, 3:22

A British man's Hannibal-style story of World War II heroism
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Failure to find bomb 'a weakness'

Monday, November 1st 2010, 1:22

The initial failure to find a bomb at East Midlands airport was a "weakness", the government's independent reviewer of counter-terrorism laws says.
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London fire strike will go ahead

Monday, November 1st 2010, 0:06
related places: London

An eight-hour strike by London firefighters will go ahead later after 11th-hour talks broke down.
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San Francisco down Denver at Wembley

Sunday, October 31st 2010, 20:20
related places: London

The 49ers beat the Broncos as the NFL entertains its British fans at Wembley.
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Cameron talks with German leader

Sunday, October 31st 2010, 19:29
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: London

The leaders of Britain and Germany held "substantive" talks in London on Sunday about the security alert over two plane bombs as well as the recent wrangle over the EU budget.
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Westwood becomes world number one

Sunday, October 31st 2010, 14:21
related countries: United States United States

England's Lee Westwood becomes the world number one golfer for the first time, ending Tiger Woods's 281-week reign at the top.
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Take That reunion gigs sell out

Sunday, October 31st 2010, 13:32
related countries: Ireland Ireland

All tickets for Take That's Progress reunion tour of the UK and Ireland are sold less than two days after being released, according to the official sale agencies, leaving thousands of fans disappointed.
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Yemen holds student in bomb probe

Sunday, October 31st 2010, 11:47
related countries: Yemen Yemen

A female student is arrested in Yemen in connection with the cargo plane bomb plot, as attention focuses on a Saudi-born bombmaker as a prime suspect.
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Working out with 49ers' cheerleaders

Sunday, October 31st 2010, 8:59
related places: Wembley

As London hosts America's largest Football league - the NFL - at Wembley, cheerleaders for the San Francisco 49ers put the BBC's Amanda Davies through her paces.
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Live - Australia v England

Sunday, October 31st 2010, 7:14
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Melbourne

England face Australia in a must-win Four Nations encounter in Melbourne.
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Benefit cap 'to hit wider London'

Sunday, October 31st 2010, 3:59
related places: London

Charity Shelter says the majority of two-bedroom homes in London will be out of reach of housing benefit claimants if a payment cap is approved.
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Saturday, October 30th 2010, 20:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier has been shot dead in Afghanistan as he was working on defusing a bomb, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Bomb 'meant to explode on plane'

Saturday, October 30th 2010, 20:33
related countries: United States United States, Yemen Yemen

The bomb found on a plane in the UK was designed to go off on the aircraft, the British PM says, as Yemen arrests a woman suspected of involvement.
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Harman sorry over 'ginger rodent'

Saturday, October 30th 2010, 13:59

Deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman apologises for her comments about Lib Dem minister Danny Alexander.
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Live - Scottish football

Saturday, October 30th 2010, 10:47

With Celtic beating St Johnstone in the early kick-off, there are four more matches in the Scottish Premier League today. Rangers play Inverness CT, Motherwell take on Hamilton, St Mirren host Aberdeen and Dundee United play Hibernian.
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Internet broadband failure fixed

Saturday, October 30th 2010, 7:40

A technical fault that left tens of thousands of homes without internet broadband has been fixed, BT says.
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Gridiron going global

Friday, October 29th 2010, 15:36
related countries: United States United States

American football's plans to expand in the UK
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Cameron claims EU budget success

Friday, October 29th 2010, 14:44
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

UK PM David Cameron says he has protected British taxpayers at a Brussels summit - amid criticism he has agreed to an EU budget rise that will cost the UK an extra £450m.
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England depart for Ashes defence

Friday, October 29th 2010, 12:05
related countries: Australia Australia

England's cricketers fly to Australia to begin their defence of the Ashes they won on home soil in 2009.
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Symphony trumpeter Murphy dies

Friday, October 29th 2010, 10:18

The London Symphony Orchestra's former principal trumpeter Maurice Murphy passes away aged 75.
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BA in first profit for two years

Friday, October 29th 2010, 8:58
related countries: Spain Spain

British Airways reports a profit of £158m, its first in two years, as the company prepares to merge with Iberia of Spain.
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UK wins allies in EU budget spat

Thursday, October 28th 2010, 20:48

Ten EU countries back the UK's call to limit an increase in the EU budget to 2.9% - well below the rise that Euro MPs called for.
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Row over 'Kosovo' benefit remarks

Thursday, October 28th 2010, 20:28

Vince Cable criticises London Mayor Boris Johnson's comments about housing benefit plans, saying references to "social cleansing" are inflammatory.
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England withdraw Russia complaint

Thursday, October 28th 2010, 19:35
related countries: Russia Russia

England's 2018 World Cup bid team is to withdraw a complaint to Fifa about Russia's campaign following an apology from their rival bidder.
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Nissan to recall 2.1 million cars

Thursday, October 28th 2010, 14:56

Nissan recalls 2.1 million vehicles worldwide because of an ignition problem, including nearly 84,000 K12 Micras built in the UK.
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Santander profit hit by debt rule

Thursday, October 28th 2010, 8:49
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Santander

Profits at Spanish bank Santander, which owns several UK banks, fall because of tougher rules on bad debt provisions.
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Honoured Boyle 'happy to be runt'

Thursday, October 28th 2010, 8:34

Director Danny Boyle is "happy to be the runt of the litter" as he becomes the latest BFI fellow at the London Film Festival.
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UK net economy 'worth billions'

Wednesday, October 27th 2010, 23:01

A study into how much the internet contributes to the UK economy says it is a larger than the construction, transport and utility sectors.
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Airport security change signalled

Wednesday, October 27th 2010, 22:44

Transport Secretary Philip Hammond signals his willingness to change the regulations on security checks at UK airports.
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Wilkinson doubtful for NZ match

Wednesday, October 27th 2010, 14:02
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England manager Martin Johnson says Jonny Wilkinson does not need shoulder surgery but is still a doubt for the first Test against New Zealand.
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Bonfire strike talks break down

Wednesday, October 27th 2010, 13:40
related places: London

Talks aimed at averting a strike by London firefighters on Bonfire Night break down.
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UK airlines back security changes

Wednesday, October 27th 2010, 13:28
related countries: United States United States

The UK airline industry has backed the views of British Airways chairman Martin Broughton that changes should be made to airport security checks.
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Sobriety tests for offenders plan

Wednesday, October 27th 2010, 10:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

A US scheme in which convicted offenders are jailed if they fail daily breath tests is suggested as a means of tackling alcohol-related crime in London.
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US execution drug 'came from UK'

Wednesday, October 27th 2010, 9:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Arizona

The US state of Arizona says the drug it used to execute Jeffrey Landrigan was supplied by a British firm, raising concern in the UK, where there is no death penalty.
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Bollinger battles stomach injury

Wednesday, October 27th 2010, 8:13
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia pace bowler Doug Bollinger will have to prove his fitness before being named for the first Ashes Test against England.
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Bollinger battles stomach injury

Wednesday, October 27th 2010, 8:13
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia pace bowler Doug Bollinger will have to prove his fitness before being named for the first Ashes Test against England.
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MSPs asked to pass emergency bill

Wednesday, October 27th 2010, 7:11

The Scottish Parliament will be asked to pass emergency legislation after a legal ruling says police can no longer question suspects without access to a lawyer.
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How US state deals with drink crime

Wednesday, October 27th 2010, 5:23
related countries: United States United States

A stringent project designed to curb alcohol-related crime in the US state of South Dakota is to be used as a model for a project in the UK.
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Boy charged over girl's murder

Tuesday, October 26th 2010, 22:13

A 15-year-old boy is charged with the murder of a schoolgirl whose body was found in woodland in south Wales.
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UK recovery steady, says Osborne

Tuesday, October 26th 2010, 16:17
related places: Osborne

George Osborne says better-than-expected economic figures show the recovery is "steady", but Labour warns that spending cuts will damage performance.
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UK recovery faster than expected

Tuesday, October 26th 2010, 15:20

The UK's economy grew at 0.8% between July and September, figures show, suggesting the recovery is faster than expected.
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England 2018 makes Russia protest

Tuesday, October 26th 2010, 13:12
related countries: Russia Russia

England's 2018 World Cup bid team lodges a complaint with Fifa against the head of Russia's rival campaign over comments he made about London.
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Huge stag Emperor found shot dead

Tuesday, October 26th 2010, 10:40

A giant red stag, known as the Exmoor Emperor and thought to have been the biggest wild land animal in the UK, is shot dead.
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King attacks 'absurd' bank risk

Tuesday, October 26th 2010, 8:23
related countries: United States United States

Bank of England governor Mervyn King attacks the 'absurd' risk taken on by big banks, in a speech in the US.
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Beckham retains England ambition

Tuesday, October 26th 2010, 8:06

David Beckham has not given up hope of playing again for England and insists he will see out the final year of his Los Angeles Galaxy contract.
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Police terror training increased

Tuesday, October 26th 2010, 6:51

UK security chiefs have ordered an acceleration in police training to prepare for any future "Mumbai-style" gun attacks in public places.
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Britons' Swiss accounts face tax

Tuesday, October 26th 2010, 6:13
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

The UK and Switzerland agree to start negotiations that could see Britons with Swiss bank accounts pay tax on the interest they earn.
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Emir of Qatar begins state visit

Tuesday, October 26th 2010, 4:12
related countries: Qatar Qatar
related places: Windsor

One of the world's richest monarchs, the Emir of Qatar, is to begin a state visit to Britain when he meets the Queen in Windsor.
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Saracens close in on Henson deal

Monday, October 25th 2010, 22:57

Saracens hope to complete the signing of Wales centre Gavin Henson from the Ospreys by the end of the week.
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Hodgson called up for Wilkinson

Monday, October 25th 2010, 19:53

Charlie Hodgson becomes the fifth player added to England's autumn Tests squad as cover for injuries after Jonny Wilkinson reports a shoulder problem.
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Double Q Awards win for Florence

Monday, October 25th 2010, 16:59
related places: London

Florence Welch, of Florence and the Machine, is a double-winner at the Q Awards in London, also attended by the reunited Take That.
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Cameron promises push for growth

Monday, October 25th 2010, 13:32

David Cameron urges a "forensic, relentless approach" to ensuring the UK's future economic growth, but Labour says the government lacks a plan to help business.
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Reggae star Isaacs dies aged 59

Monday, October 25th 2010, 13:17
related places: London

Reggae star Gregory Isaacs - best known for his song Night Nurse - has died at the age of 59 at his London home, his manager confirms.
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BP sets out to rebuild reputation

Monday, October 25th 2010, 12:49
related countries: United States United States

UK energy giant BP outlines a strategy to revive the public's belief in its ability to operate responsibly after the US oil spill.
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Cable to urge corporate rethink

Monday, October 25th 2010, 1:21

Business Secretary Vince Cable will call for a comprehensive rethink at the CBI conference about how UK companies are run.
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Charles friend dies in air crash

Sunday, October 24th 2010, 23:07

One of three people killed in a helicopter crash in County Down was a personal friend of the Prince of Wales, Clarence House confirms.
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Clegg: Tuition fees to be capped

Sunday, October 24th 2010, 14:15

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg appears to rule out allowing universities to set unlimited tuition fees in England.
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Celtic v Rangers as it happened

Sunday, October 24th 2010, 13:58

Rangers come storming back from 1-0 down to take control of the first Old Firm derby of the season.
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Celtic 1-3 Rangers

Sunday, October 24th 2010, 13:39

Rangers come from behind to win the season's first Old Firm derby at Celtic Park and move three points clear at the top of the Scottish Premier League.
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Facebook friendship turned into film

Sunday, October 24th 2010, 9:38

An unlikely online friendship with an unexpected turn is the subject of Catfish, a documentary filmed by a group of friends, showing at the London Film Festival.
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Charities chief warns over cuts

Sunday, October 24th 2010, 8:02

The government's spending cuts could cost voluntary organisations billions of pounds, the charities' regulator in England and Wales warns.
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MoD criticises Wikileaks release

Saturday, October 23rd 2010, 17:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The release of almost 400,000 classified Iraq war documents by the Wikileaks website is criticised by the UK's Ministry of Defence.
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'Masked men' shot London teenager

Saturday, October 23rd 2010, 15:01
related places: London

A 16-year-old boy is shot dead and a 15-year-old injured in a shooting in Plaistow.
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Unions holding protests over cuts

Saturday, October 23rd 2010, 14:21

Union activists are taking part in protests across the UK against the government's spending cuts.
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Care cuts 'may hit hospital beds'

Saturday, October 23rd 2010, 0:01

Hospital beds in England may fill up with the elderly and vulnerable because of cuts to local authority social care funding, a top NHS figure warns.
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Abducted UK aid worker on ordeal

Friday, October 22nd 2010, 17:05
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia
related places: Nairobi

A British aid worker abducted by masked gunmen in Somalia has spoken to the press in Nairobi about his ordeal.
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Ferrovial to sell 10% BAA stake

Friday, October 22nd 2010, 8:44
related countries: Spain Spain

Spanish airport operator Ferrovial says it will sell a 10% stake in BAA, the operator of six UK airports.
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Firth welcomes ratings decision

Friday, October 22nd 2010, 8:33

Actor Colin Firth welcomes the British Board of Film Classification's decision to lower the rating of his new film The King's Speech from 15 to 12A.
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Freed UK aid worker meets family

Thursday, October 21st 2010, 15:58
related countries: Somalia Somalia

British aid worker Frans Barnard, released by Somali kidnappers, is reunited with his family in Kenya
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Scottish actor Crowden dies at 87

Thursday, October 21st 2010, 12:28
related places: Crowden

Actor Graham Crowden, who appeared in numerous shows including sitcom Waiting For God and Doctor Who, has died at the age of 87, his agent says.
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UK retail sales fall in September

Thursday, October 21st 2010, 9:37

UK retail sales fell again September, the second month in succession they have declined, official data shows.
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BAE resilient on UK defence cuts

Thursday, October 21st 2010, 7:27

BAE Systems says the impact on its business of the UK government's defence cuts will only be "modest".
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Aid worker overjoyed at release

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 22:09
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A British security consultant kidnapped six days ago by gunmen in Somalia has described his release as "marvellous", Save the Children says.
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MoD names killed British soldier

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 19:01
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier killed in an explosion in southern Afghanistan is named by the Ministry of Defence as Acting Corporal David Barnsdale.
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Osborne wields UK spending axe

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 16:53

George Osborne unveils the biggest spending cuts in decades - with welfare, councils and police all hit.
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Court rules in favour of pre-nup

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 13:17
related countries: Germany Germany

The UK Supreme Court rules that a pre-nuptial agreement is binding in the case of a German paper company heiress.
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Briton killed in Sudan mine blast

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 12:11
related countries: Sudan Sudan

A British man dies from injuries sustained when a landmine exploded in South Sudan as he was carrying our clearance work.
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Requiem or renaissance?

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 11:30

What BBC World Service switch says about British foreign policy
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Prince jailed for servant murder

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 11:28
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: London

A Saudi prince is jailed for life and told he will serve at least 20 years for murdering his servant at a hotel in central London.
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Bank split three ways on policy

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 9:54

The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee was split three ways during its October meeting, released minutes reveal.
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Man City brush aside Rooney talk

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 9:32

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini says the club have had no contact with want-away Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney.
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Library acquires Pinter honours

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 8:44

Harold Pinter's Bafta Fellowship mask and Nobel Prize medal are among more than 50 of his awards acquired by the British Library.
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BA crew face ballot on new deal

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 8:30

British Airways cabin crews are to be balloted on a new deal that could end their long-running industrial dispute.
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UK soldier dies in Afghan blast

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 6:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier has been killed in an explosion while clearing bombs in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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'Sober' decade ahead, warns King

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 5:57

The governor of the Bank of England warns on the eve of the government's Spending Review that the UK faces a "sober" decade.
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'More pay' call for sperm donors

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 0:22

A leading UK fertility campaigner argues men who provide sperm for IVF are possibly worthy of greater reimbursement than egg donors.
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Lady Thatcher treated in hospital

Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 22:32
related places: London

Former Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher is admitted to hospital in London for an infection to be treated.
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Cameron unveils armed forces cuts

Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 19:08

Harrier jump jets, HMS Ark Royal and planned Nimrod spy planes have been axed in the defence review and 42,000 jobs will go by 2015.
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