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Live Ashes - Australia v England

Friday, November 26th 2010, 23:00
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Brisbane

England finish day three of the first Test on 19-0, 202 runs behind Australia after Mike Hussey and Brad Haddin put on 307 for the sixth wicket.
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UK under fire over Taliban impostor

Friday, November 26th 2010, 22:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

President Hamid Karzai's chief of staff has said British authorities brought a fake Taliban commander into sensitive meetings with the Afghan government.
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Djokovic completes semi line-up

Friday, November 26th 2010, 21:57
related places: London

Novak Djokovic sweeps aside Andy Roddick 6-2 6-3 to set up a semi-final clash with Roger Federer in the World Tour Finals in London.
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SPL to go ahead despite withdrawals

Friday, November 26th 2010, 19:11
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Portuguese and Polish replacements withdraw, but the Scottish FA insists that all six top-flight matches will go ahead this weekend despite the referees strike.
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Producer criticises British film

Friday, November 26th 2010, 17:28

Oscar-winning producer Graham King criticises the British film industry, saying it is "not run well enough for the talent that we have".
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Panorama will not hurt 2018 bid - Cameron

Friday, November 26th 2010, 16:55
related places: Cameron

British Prime Minister David Cameron is frustrated at the timing of a Panorama probe into Fifa, but says it will not affect England's 2018 World Cup bid.
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UK monarch arrives in Oman

Friday, November 26th 2010, 16:54
related countries: Oman Oman

The Queen has continued her tour of Gulf states arriving in Oman on Friday
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Fresh snow causes more disruption

Friday, November 26th 2010, 14:24

Heavy snow hits northern Scotland and England, causing school and travel disruption, and moves into Wales where there is a severe weather warning.
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Serbian horror is 'most cut' film

Friday, November 26th 2010, 12:30

Controversial movie A Serbian Film is the most cut cinematic release in 16 years, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has said.
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Music firm Chrysalis being sold

Friday, November 26th 2010, 10:45
related countries: Germany Germany

UK music publisher Chrysalis Group is being sold for £107.4m to German rival BMG and private equity group KKR.
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Defiant Hussey frustrates England

Friday, November 26th 2010, 7:06
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Brisbane

Mike Hussey hits an unbeaten 81 to keep Australia in a good position after two days of the first Ashes Test against England in Brisbane.
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Live Ashes - Australia v England

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 23:28
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Brisbane

Australia's Michael Hussey and Brad Haddin put on 77 to frustrate England before rain and bad light stops play in the final session on day two of the first Ashes Test.
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England v South Africa

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 21:29
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Preview of Saturday's autumn international between England and South Africa.
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Murray makes last four in London

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 21:24
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: London

Scot Andy Murray reaches the last four of the ATP Tour Finals following a 6-2 6-2 win over Spain's David Ferrer.
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Bell confident of England revival

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 18:56
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Brisbane

England's top scorer Ian Bell says the tourists are confident of fighting back on day two of the first Ashes Test in Brisbane.
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Railways to get £8bn investment

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 17:22

The government unveils plans for £8bn railway investment, but Labour says they are just a "long series of delays".
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US firm 'possible bidder' for CSC

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 15:23
related countries: United States United States

Capital Shopping Centres' plan to buy a UK shopping mall leads to a US shareholder revealing itself as a possible bidder for CSC.
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Thomas Cook unveils Russian deal

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 12:44
related countries: Russia Russia

UK tour operator Thomas Cook creates a joint venture with Russian travel company Intourist.
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Net immigration to UK increases

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 12:36

Net migration to the UK rose in the year to March 2010 because fewer British people left the country, according to the latest estimates.
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The Royal Ballet to perform at O2

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 10:16
related places: London

The Royal Ballet is to perform Romeo and Juliet in a series of shows at London's O2 Arena in June, it is announced.
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Siddle hat-trick shocks England

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 7:44

Peter Siddle takes a hat-trick and a Test-best 6-54 as England are bowled out for 260 on the opening day of the Ashes series.
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Violent partners to face home ban

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 4:48

People suspected of domestic violence could be banned from their homes for up to four weeks under plans to be trialled in England.
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Community sentences 'soft option'

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 3:49

The government is urged to overhaul community sentences in England and Wales to place the emphasis on intensive physical labour.
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Queen begins five-day Gulf visit

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 2:10
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Abu Dhabi, Edinburgh

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh arrive in Abu Dhabi for a five-day state visit aimed at renewing the UK's relationship with the UAE.
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PM's £2m bid to measure happiness

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 2:02

Prime Minister David Cameron is launching a £2m consultation on how best to measure the well-being of Britain's citizens.
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Fees impasse 'will hit students'

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 0:44

Universities will be hit hard if politicians fail to agree on a rise in tuition fees, vice-chancellors warn, a day after student protests across the UK.
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Students in day of fees protests

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 23:50
related places: London

Police disperse the final student demonstrators in central London, after a day of protests against higher tuition fees and university cuts.
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Live Ashes - Australia v England

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 22:55
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Brisbane

Fast bowler Peter Siddle takes a hat-trick as Australia bowl out England for 260 to take control of the first Ashes Test in Brisbane.
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Modest hopes for climate summit

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 20:32

"Keeping the show on the road" may be all governments can hope for at next week's UN climate talks, the UK admits.
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Live - Nadal v Djokovic

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 19:52
related places: London

World number one Rafael Nadal eases past Novak Djokovic 7-5 6-2 at the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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Gove spells out schools reforms

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 16:43

The government signals a return to traditional educational values as it sets out wide-ranging plans for school reforms in England.
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Bridget Riley show opening in UK

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 16:36
related places: London

Immediately recognisable by its precise geometrical shapes - Bridget Riley's work, and the paintings of Impressionists and old masters that inspired her, are being displayed together at The National Gallery in London.
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UK troops 'to leave Iraq in May'

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 16:24
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The majority of the remaining 150 British troops in Iraq will return home next spring, a senior military spokesman says.
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Strauss focused on Gabba opener

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 15:07
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Brisbane

England skipper Andrew Strauss refuses to get caught up in talk of a first Ashes series win in Australia for 24 years.
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Roddick v Berdych as it happened

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 13:59
related places: London, Wimbledon

Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych beats world number eight Andy Roddick 7-5 6-3 on the fourth day of the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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Tears as Harriers leave Ark Royal

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 13:11

A formation of Harrier jets make their final journey from HMS Ark Royal - the last such flight from a UK aircraft carrier for 10 years.
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UK growth rate confirmed at 0.8%

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 11:38

The UK's economy grew by 0.8% between July and September, the Office for National Statistics confirms.
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Tribute to N Zealand mine Scots

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 11:28
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

The Queen passes on her condolences after 29 men, including two Scots, are believed to have died in a new Zealand mining blast.
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Cafe inspires Stewart's musical

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 10:59
related places: London

Eurythmics star Dave Stewart is to tell the story of a landmark London cafe which he regularly visits in a new stage musical.
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Kercher murder appeal adjourned

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 9:42

American Amanda Knox has appeared in an Italian court as she begins a bid to overturn her conviction for the murder of Briton Meredith Kercher.
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Gran Turismo 5 meets Top Gear

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 9:34

After five years in development Gran Turismo 5 has been released in the UK but how does it compare to the real thing and does it match up to the competition?
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Debut writer wins literary award

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 9:23
related places: London

First-time novelist Amy Sackville is named the winner of one of the UK's oldest literary prizes for her book at a ceremony in London.
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Ministers target schools overhaul

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 9:03

Planned reforms to education in England are being unveiled, including a scheme to retrain former troops as teachers to improve classroom discipline.
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Knox seeks second chance of freedom

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 7:26
related countries: Italy Italy

Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend are starting an appeal in Italy against their convictions for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.
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Apple I sells for £133,000 at auction

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010, 21:12
related places: London

One of the world's first personal computers has sold for more than £100,000 at an auction in London.
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Live - Soderling v Ferrer

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010, 19:47
related places: London

World number four Robin Soderling beats seventh seed David Ferrer 7-5 7-5 to grab his first win at the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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Business cheers migration victory

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010, 18:23

Business groups welcome the exclusion of intra-company transfers from the UK's cap on skilled migrant workers from outside Europe.
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Coalition unveils migration cap

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010, 17:07

The UK caps the number of skilled workers from outside Europe allowed in next year at 21,700 - but excludes those moving within their firm to a UK post.
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Cameron visit boost for 2018 bid

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010, 16:54

Prime Minister David Cameron will spend three days in Zurich next week lobbying on behalf of England's 2018 World Cup bid.
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Federer crushes lacklustre Murray

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010, 16:08

Roger Federer outclasses Britain's Andy Murray 6-4 6-2 to take command of Group B at the ATP World Tour Finals.
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Facebook row bishop 'suspended'

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010, 15:16

A Church of England bishop who made "offensive" comments online about the royal engagement is asked to withdraw from public ministry.
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Murray v Federer as it happened

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010, 14:03
related places: London

World number two Roger Federer easily sees off Britain's Andy Murray 6-4 6-2 on the third day of the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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Blake rallies artists for auction

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010, 10:44

Quentin Blake, one of the UK's best-known illustrators, rallies his fellow artists to help raise funds for an illustration centre.
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Bob Hoskins leads BBC Emmy charge

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010, 9:27

Acting awards for Bob Hoskins and Helena Bonham Carter are among five prizes won by BBC productions at the International Emmys in New York.
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Rural living 'brings higher cost'

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010, 7:27

People in rural areas in England need to take home up to 20% more than those in urban areas to reach acceptable living standards, a report says.
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Dein calls for 2018 bid support

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010, 6:46

England's World Cup 2018 international president David Dein tells BBC Sport the bid team needs the country behind it ahead of next Thursday's vote.
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Nadal holds on to defeat Roddick

Monday, November 22nd 2010, 22:57
related places: London

World number one Rafael Nadal comes from behind to defeat Andy Roddick by two sets to one at the ATP World Tour finals in London.
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UK offers loan to Irish Republic

Monday, November 22nd 2010, 20:40
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The UK has offered "billions" to the Irish Republic via a direct bilateral loan and contributions to an international rescue package, the chancellor says.
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Live text - Nadal v Roddick

Monday, November 22nd 2010, 19:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: London, Nadal

A rusty world number one Rafael Nadal beats Andy Roddick in three sets on the second day of the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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Superb Djokovic crushes Berdych

Monday, November 22nd 2010, 15:54
related places: London

Novak Djokovic hammers sixth seed Tomas Berdych 6-3 6-3 in his opening match at the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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Nato man clarifies Kabul comments

Monday, November 22nd 2010, 15:53
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul, London, New York

A Nato official who said children may be safer growing up in Kabul than London or Glasgow seeks to distance himself from his comments.
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Lost star set for UK stage debut

Monday, November 22nd 2010, 15:09
related countries: United States United States

US actor Matthew Fox is to make his British stage debut alongside Olivia Williams in the world premiere of a new play by Neil LaBute.
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Live - Djokovic v Berdych

Monday, November 22nd 2010, 13:57
related places: London, Wimbledon

World number three Novak Djokovic takes on Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych on the second day of the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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$2bn Nasa deal for UK's Qinetiq

Monday, November 22nd 2010, 13:54

UK defence technology firm Qinetiq wins a deal to provide engineering services for Nasa's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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Potter movie smashes UK records

Monday, November 22nd 2010, 13:20

The latest Harry Potter film breaks five UK box office records, Warner Bros says.
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Minister defends housing reforms

Monday, November 22nd 2010, 12:08

Minister Grant Shapps says people will not be "chased out of their homes" by reforms to social housing in England which could end council homes for life.
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England will win Ashes - Flintoff

Monday, November 22nd 2010, 7:17
related countries: Australia Australia

Double Ashes hero Andrew Flintoff believes England have a better crop of players than Australia and will retain the coveted urn.
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Saudi lessons concern government

Monday, November 22nd 2010, 3:52
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The government says it will not tolerate anti-Semitic and homophobic lessons being taught to Muslim children at part-time UK schools.
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1,000mph car project 'on track'

Sunday, November 21st 2010, 22:56

The UK project attempting to make a 1,000mph car says its funding is coming together as it appeals for volunteers to prepare the vehicle's race track.
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Federer opens with Ferrer victory

Sunday, November 21st 2010, 22:18
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: London

Roger Federer begins his quest for a fifth end-of-season championship with a straight-sets win over Spain's David Ferrer in London.
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Live text - Federer v Ferrer

Sunday, November 21st 2010, 19:54
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: London

World number two Roger Federer takes on Spain's David Ferrer in the second match of the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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Scottish referees vote to strike

Sunday, November 21st 2010, 18:09

Fixtures in Scotland face possible postponement next weekend after Category One referees vote to strike.
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Murray downs Soderling in opener

Sunday, November 21st 2010, 15:40
related places: London

Andy Murray beats Robin Soderling 6-2 6-4 in his opening match of the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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Live - Murray v Soderling

Sunday, November 21st 2010, 13:57
related places: London

British number one Andy Murray takes on Robin Soderling in the opening match of the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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Murray near major win - Rusedski

Sunday, November 21st 2010, 12:33

Former British number one Greg Rusedski believes Andy Murray only needs to improve the mental side of his game to win a first Grand Slam.
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Shearer queries Capello's record

Sunday, November 21st 2010, 10:42

Former England striker Alan Shearer says he is not sure whether England have made any progress under Fabio Capello.
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Pietersen ready for Doherty test

Sunday, November 21st 2010, 10:29
related countries: Aruba Aruba

England batsman Kevin Pietersen says he is ready for the challenge awaiting him from Australian left arm spinner Xavier Doherty ahead of the 2010 Ashes series
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Fears grow for trapped UK miners

Sunday, November 21st 2010, 1:52
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Fears are growing for the safety of 29 men, including two from Scotland, missing following an explosion in a coal mine in New Zealand.
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Cameron defends Afghan deadline

Saturday, November 20th 2010, 19:01
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Prime Minister David Cameron insists the withdrawal of British combat troops from Afghanistan by 2015 is a "firm deadline" that will be met.
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Robinson hails Scotland recovery

Saturday, November 20th 2010, 18:18
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, South Africa South Africa

Scotland coach Andy Robinson is delighted to see Scotland topple South Africa and bounce back from their trouncing at the hands of New Zealand.
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Scotland 21-17 South Africa

Saturday, November 20th 2010, 16:27
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Dan Parks turns in an unerring kicking display as Scotland hold their nerve to beat South Africa 21-17 at a rain-soaked Murrayfield.
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Two Britons in NZ coal mine blast

Saturday, November 20th 2010, 14:43
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Two of the 29 men missing following an explosion in a mine in New Zealand are from Scotland, the Foreign Office says.
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Live - autumn internationals

Saturday, November 20th 2010, 13:46
related countries: Ireland Ireland, New Zealand New Zealand, Samoa Samoa, South Africa South Africa

Ireland host New Zealand after England beat Samoa 26-13 and Scotland down world champions South Africa 21-17 in Saturday's autumn international matches.
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England win final Ashes warm-up

Saturday, November 20th 2010, 8:50
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Hobart

England demonstrate their form ahead of the first Ashes Test by completing a 10-wicket victory against Australia A in Hobart.
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Councils seek parking fine rise

Saturday, November 20th 2010, 1:12

Some councils in England and Wales have lobbied the government for the right to increase the amount they can charge motorists in parking fines, the BBC learns.
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Banned book to get UK opera premiere

Friday, November 19th 2010, 22:22
related countries: Russia Russia

A new opera called A Dog's Heart based on a book that was banned in Russia for more than half a century will have its UK premiere on Saturday
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Burstyn to make West End debut

Friday, November 19th 2010, 16:28
related places: London, West End

Oscar-winning actress Ellen Burstyn is to make her London stage debut opposite Keira Knightley next year at the age of 78.
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Hodgson angry over Gerrard injury

Friday, November 19th 2010, 15:09
related countries: France France
related places: Liverpool

Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson says he is "disappointed" and "angry" about losing Steven Gerrard to an injury suffered in an England friendly.
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England bid not damaged - Blatter

Friday, November 19th 2010, 14:28

Fifa president Sepp Blatter believes England's bid to host the 2018 World Cup bid will not be damaged by the fall-out of the Sunday Times investigation.
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Late Scotland call-up for Ansbro

Friday, November 19th 2010, 11:04
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Uncapped Northampton centre Joe Ansbro replaces the injured Max Evans for Scotland's second autumn Test against South Africa.
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Crouch frustrated by England role

Friday, November 19th 2010, 10:55

Peter Crouch says he feels like a "last resort" as an England striker but vows to battle for his starting place.
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Bell & Bresnan shine for England

Friday, November 19th 2010, 7:28
related countries: Australia Australia

Ian Bell hits a majestic 192 while Tim Bresnan scores 36 and picks up three wickets in England's match against Australia A.
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Lagerback in frame for Wales job

Friday, November 19th 2010, 7:27
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Ex-Sweden and Nigeria boss Lars Lagerback reveals to Sport Wales that he is a candidate to become Wales manager.
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Tory peer sorry for cuts comment

Friday, November 19th 2010, 6:54

Conservative enterprise adviser Lord Young apologises for saying most Britons have "never had it so good" despite the "so-called recession".
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Boyle album is transatlantic hit

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 11:22
related countries: United States United States

Singer Susan Boyle achieves a notable double as her new album - already number one in the UK - reaches the top spot in the US as well.
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Car production rises in October

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 11:21

UK car production rose last month, fuelled by growing global demand for British-made models, industry figures show.
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Retail sales see sign of pick-up

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 10:53

UK retail sales rose by 0.5% in October, ending two months of declines, the latest official figures show.
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Age UK warns over housing benefit

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 9:56

Housing benefit reforms could leave some elderly people on such low incomes their health may be at risk, a charity warns.
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National Grid profits surge 45%

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 7:54

National Grid, which runs the UK's electricity and gas network, reports a 45% jump in half-year profits to £938m.
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Britain backs Nato cutbacks plan

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 7:53

The UK government is backing proposals for changes to Nato's command structure which could see big cuts in staff and command bases.
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