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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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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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