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Ashcroft 'avoids' UK tax bill

Monday, September 27th 2010, 2:05

Lord Ashcroft avoided £3.4m in UK taxes on the eve of a rule change for peers, the BBC learns.
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Challenge to UK torture guidance

Monday, September 27th 2010, 0:18

Guidance for intelligence officers on how to deal with detainees tortured overseas may breach human rights law, a watchdog says.
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Live - Sunday's Scottish football

Sunday, September 26th 2010, 13:06
related places: Aberdeen, Pittodrie

Aberdeen host defending champions Rangers in a mouth-watering Scottish Premier League clash at Pittodrie.
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Fashion's Catherine Walker dies

Sunday, September 26th 2010, 12:15

The fashion designer Catherine Walker, whose clothes were favoured by Diana, Princess of Wales, has died at the age of 65, her family has said.
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Sugababe on drink driving charge

Sunday, September 26th 2010, 6:51
related places: London

Sugababe Amelle Berrabah is charged with drink driving after being arrested in north London.
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Scottish knife convictions fall

Sunday, September 26th 2010, 0:49

The number of people convicted of carrying a knife in a public place in Scotland drops 22% in a year and is now at a nine-year low.
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Labour Party unveiling new leader

Saturday, September 25th 2010, 15:06
related places: Manchester

The new leader of the Labour Party - and of Britain's official opposition - is being announced.
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Taxman targets Swiss bank clients

Saturday, September 25th 2010, 15:03
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Hundreds of wealthy UK taxpayers are sent letters by HM Revenue & Customs over possible large-scale tax evasion, the BBC learns.
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Live - Saturday's Scottish football

Saturday, September 25th 2010, 13:14

There are five top-flight games kicking off at 1500 BST, with Celtic at home to Hibernian.
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Defying expectations

Saturday, September 25th 2010, 10:45

Why the Pope's UK visit was judged to be a triumph
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Catholics urged to 'show faith'

Saturday, September 25th 2010, 7:11

Catholics in England and Wales are encouraged to make make their faith more visible by saying "God bless you" and genuflecting more often.
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Irish terrorism threat 'worrying'

Saturday, September 25th 2010, 4:11
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson describes the raising of the threat level from dissident republicans as worrying.
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HSBC confirms boardroom shake-up

Friday, September 24th 2010, 21:22

HSBC's chief executive is to be replaced by the current head of the group's investment bank, it is confirmed.
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Police in 'kidnapped' Briton hunt

Friday, September 24th 2010, 20:08
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Police in Pakistan are searching for a British man who may have been kidnapped for ransom in the country's southern Sindh province.
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Trott & Riaz spat 'closed matter'

Friday, September 24th 2010, 19:02
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The England and Wales Cricket Board has told BBC Sport that batsman Jonathan Trott's scuffle with Pakistan bowler Wahab Riaz is a "closed matter".
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England urge more work in Delhi

Friday, September 24th 2010, 18:11

England warn "more and swift action is required" at the Commonwealth Games' village before a second wave of their team arrive in Delhi on Sunday.
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UK theatre helps boosts economy

Friday, September 24th 2010, 9:31

Tourists who visited the theatre last year helped boost the UK's economy by £2.8 billion, Visit Britain says.
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Council tax revaluation ruled out

Friday, September 24th 2010, 8:18

A revaluation of council tax bands in England, which could have seen some bills rise by hundreds of pounds, will not happen during the current Parliament, the government pledges.
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Paddy the pigeon honoured for war work

Friday, September 24th 2010, 5:35

One of Northern Ireland's smallest World War II heroes is to be honoured on Friday.
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Medals awarded for Afghan bravery

Friday, September 24th 2010, 1:01

A bomb disposal expert who neutralised 42 bombs in 72 hours is among 131 UK service personnel to be honoured for gallantry.
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Ahmadinejad speech sparks walk-outs

Thursday, September 23rd 2010, 20:33
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

US and EU delegates have walked out of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's UN General Assembly address. The Iranian president's remarks about a US-backed conspiracy behind the 9/11 attacks triggered the protest.
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Thursday, September 23rd 2010, 17:22

Public sector union Unison has won the right to seek a judicial review on the consultation over plans for changes to the NHS in England, it says.
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Plea to find politician's killers

Thursday, September 23rd 2010, 13:00
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: London

The widow of an exiled Pakistani politician murdered outside his north London home makes an appeal for information to help find his killers.
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Minister warned over science cuts

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 23:25

The heads of six leading universities warn that deep cuts in the UK's science budget will harm the research base, universities and the economy.
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Iberia backs BA on pension plan

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 22:48
related countries: Spain Spain

A merger between Iberia and British Airways takes a step closer after the Spanish carrier backs BA's approach to tackle its pension deficit.
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Morgan seals England series win

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 20:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Eoin Morgan hits an unbeaten century as England beat Pakistan by 121 runs to win the one-day series 3-2.
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England to stick with Games plans

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 16:54

England hope to fly out to the Commonwealth Games on time despite concern over facilities while Scotland and Wales say their participation could be in doubt.
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Film composer Burgon dies aged 69

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 16:29

British composer Geoffrey Burgon, who won two Ivor Novello awards over the course of his career, has died at the age of 69, his publishers confirm.
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Cable in attack on City 'spivs'

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 15:32

Vince Cable insists he is pro-business but stands by his attack on bank bonuses paid to "spivs and gamblers" in his big Lib Dem conference speech.
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MoD reveals Snatch's replacement

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 14:26

The Ministry of Defence reveals that a vehicle partially designed by Formula 1 engineers will replace the controversial Snatch Land Rover.
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In pictures

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 10:08
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: London, Moscow

Moscow aims to match London and Venice with art spectacular
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Vulnerable pregnant 'missing out'

Wednesday, September 22nd 2010, 7:34

Many of the most vulnerable pregnant women are missing out on vital care in England and Wales, experts say.
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UK recovery 'slower than thought'

Tuesday, September 21st 2010, 23:00

The UK's economy will recover more slowly than previously thought next year, business group the CBI has predicted.
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Crisis 'not due to bonuses alone'

Tuesday, September 21st 2010, 20:30

Bank bonuses contributed to the financial crisis but "ill-designed" policy was its main cause, the UK's top financial regulator says.
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Live - Carling Cup

Tuesday, September 21st 2010, 17:59
related places: London

Tottenham host north London rivals Arsenal, while eight other Premier League sides are involved in 10 Carling Cup third-round ties.
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British teams raise Delhi doubts

Tuesday, September 21st 2010, 15:35

Scotland and England fear the poor quality of the athletes' village in Delhi may put the Commonwealth Games in doubt.
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MI6's history uncovered in book

Tuesday, September 21st 2010, 15:07

A book detailing the first 40 years of MI6, the UK's foreign intelligence service, is published.
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Irving in Poland for Hitler tour

Tuesday, September 21st 2010, 12:15
related countries: Poland Poland

British Holocaust denier David Irving arrives in Poland to lead a controversial tour of sites linked to Adolf Hitler.
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UK borrowing hits August record

Tuesday, September 21st 2010, 10:07

The level of new public sector borrowing hit a record of £15.9bn for August but the estimate for full-year borrowing is unchanged.
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Tributes paid to killed soldier

Tuesday, September 21st 2010, 8:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The family of Sgt Andrew Jones, killed in Afghanistan on Saturday, say his death will "leave a gaping hole in our lives".
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Panettiere to play murderer Knox

Tuesday, September 21st 2010, 8:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Knox

The story of US student Amanda Knox, who murdered her British housemate Meredith Kercher in 2007, is to be turned into a film starring Hayden Panettiere.
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Betfair planning share flotation

Tuesday, September 21st 2010, 6:58
related places: London

Online sports betting business Betfair says it is planning a share flotation on the London stock market.
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England demand apology from Butt

Tuesday, September 21st 2010, 6:43

The England and Wales Cricket Board threatens to take legal action against Ijaz Butt unless he apologises for claiming England threw a game.
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Beckham has Trinidad & 2018 plan

Tuesday, September 21st 2010, 6:27
related countries: Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago

David Beckham is to launch a football festival in Trinidad and Tobago this weekend while trying to boost England's hopes of staging the 2018 World Cup.
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Strauss outraged by fixing claims

Monday, September 20th 2010, 22:26
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

England captain Andrew Strauss dismisses suggestions they deliberately lost last Friday's third one-day match against Pakistan in return for money.
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Pakistan level tainted ODI series

Monday, September 20th 2010, 20:01
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan beat England by 38 runs to take the one-day series to a deciding match at the Rose Bowl on a day overshadowed by further off-field controversies.
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UK troops did not die in vain: PM

Monday, September 20th 2010, 17:11
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Sangin

UK troops killed in Afghanistan did not die in vain, David Cameron says as a four-year mission in the Sangin area of Helmand province ends.
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Dead British soldier named by MoD

Monday, September 20th 2010, 14:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

One of two British soldiers killed in Afghanistan on Saturday has been named by the Ministry of Defence.
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UK troops leave Helmand's Sangin

Monday, September 20th 2010, 13:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Sangin

British troops in Afghanistan hand over to US forces in Sangin, an area of Helmand province which has seen the UK's heaviest losses.
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Moody's hails UK austerity effort

Monday, September 20th 2010, 12:06

Rating agency Moody's says the UK's top-ranked AAA credit rating is safe, thanks to the government's austerity measures.
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Live - England v Pakistan

Monday, September 20th 2010, 11:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan beat England by 38 runs to win the fourth one-day international at Lord's and take the series to a decider.
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Banks 'not passing on rate cuts'

Monday, September 20th 2010, 8:56

High Street banks have not been passing on base rate cuts in full to household borrowers, a Bank of England report says.
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Dutch police hold terror suspect

Sunday, September 19th 2010, 23:38
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands, Somalia Somalia
related places: Amsterdam, Schiphol

A British man of Somali origin is arrested at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport on suspicion of being a terrorist, officials say.
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Pope Benedict beatifies cardinal

Sunday, September 19th 2010, 20:25

Thousands witness the Pope's beatification of Cardinal Newman on the final day of his four-day state visit to Britain.
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Script score fresh chart success

Sunday, September 19th 2010, 18:00
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Irish threesome The Script enter the UK album chart at number one, repeating the performance of their 2008 debut collection.
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Flypast marks Battle of Britain

Sunday, September 19th 2010, 16:33

Members of the Royal Family join a commemoration event for the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain
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Live - Sunday's Scottish football

Sunday, September 19th 2010, 11:20
related places: Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock host Celtic in the weekend's final Scottish Premier League fixture.
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Afghan bomb kills two UK soldiers

Sunday, September 19th 2010, 8:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two British soldiers were killed in an explosion in Afghanistan on Saturday, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) confirms.
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Pope's 'sorrow' for abuse victims

Saturday, September 18th 2010, 21:01
related places: Hyde Park, London

Pope Benedict XVI expresses his "deep sorrow" for the "unspeakable crimes" of child abuse within the Catholic Church.
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Murder probe into toddler's death

Saturday, September 18th 2010, 17:27
related places: London

Police launch a murder inquiry after a 19-month-old girl dies following a fire at a south-east London flat.
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Stab wounds killed Pakistan exile

Saturday, September 18th 2010, 15:47
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: London

A Pakistani politician attacked on his way home from work in London died from multiple stab wounds, police say.
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Inverness CT 1-3 Hearts

Saturday, September 18th 2010, 12:59
related places: Inverness

Hearts come from behind against Inverness to record their second win of the Scottish Premier League season.
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Live - Saturday's Scottish football

Saturday, September 18th 2010, 11:00

Hearts win at Inverness in the early kick-off ahead of four other Scottish Premier League games, including Rangers v Dundee United and Motherwell v Aberdeen.
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ICC to probe third one-day match

Saturday, September 18th 2010, 7:02
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The International Cricket Council is to probe scoring patterns in Friday's one-day match between England and Pakistan at The Oval.
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Brand arrested for LA 'assault'

Saturday, September 18th 2010, 4:22

British actor and comedian Russell Brand is arrested after allegedly pushing a photographer at Los Angeles airport.
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Cultures clash at arts Biennial

Friday, September 17th 2010, 23:56

Works by almost 900 artists from around the world go on show at the UK's largest contemporary arts festival, the Liverpool Biennial.
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Six held over Pope terror alert

Friday, September 17th 2010, 20:28
related places: London

Counter-terrorism police arrest six men in London in relation to a potential threat linked to the Pope's visit.
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Pakistan snatch win over England

Friday, September 17th 2010, 20:24
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Umar Gul's stunning spell inspires Pakistan to a 23-run victory over England and keeps the one-day series alive.
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Religion 'marginalised' says Pope

Friday, September 17th 2010, 19:41
related places: Canterbury

The Pope uses the keynote speech of his UK visit to warn that Christianity is now being marginalised around the world.
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Karachi on edge

Friday, September 17th 2010, 19:25

The murder in London of Imran Farooq could trigger new violence
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Papal visit focuses on education

Friday, September 17th 2010, 12:57
related places: Canterbury, London

The Pope says the safety of children in school is vital as he leads an assembly at a Catholic college in London on day two of his four-day state visit.
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Karachi tense after exile murder

Friday, September 17th 2010, 10:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: London

Pakistan's largest city comes to a near halt after an exiled leader of the MQM party is murdered in London, sparking fears of new violence.
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Plan B and Arcade Fire get Q nods

Friday, September 17th 2010, 9:00
related countries: Canada Canada

British rapper Plan B and Canadian band Arcade Fire lead the way at this year's Q Awards with three nominations each.
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Exiled Pakistan politician killed

Friday, September 17th 2010, 8:00
related places: London

An exiled Pakistani politician is murdered outside his home in north London, leaders of his party say.
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EU maternity plans 'unaffordable'

Friday, September 17th 2010, 7:35

European plans to change maternity rights will cost UK firms £2.5bn a year, a business group has warned.
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Designer creates spray-on clothes

Friday, September 17th 2010, 5:18
related countries: Spain Spain

A Spanish fashion designer has come up with the concept of "spray-on clothing", thanks to some help from chemical engineers at Imperial College London.
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MI5 head in terror attack warning

Friday, September 17th 2010, 1:25
related countries: Yemen Yemen

The head of MI5 warns that the UK faces a continuing serious risk of terrorist attack, with activity in Yemen, Somalia and Northern Ireland among areas of concern.
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Pakistan 'needs more flood aid'

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 23:38
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

International donors must "step up to the plate" once again to help flood-hit Pakistan, says UK charity Oxfam.
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Thousands at Pope's Glasgow Mass

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 21:02
related places: Glasgow

Pope Benedict XVI has celebrated an open-air Mass in Glasgow, attended by thousands of people.
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Balkan politics hit Olympic dream

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 16:24

Majlinda Kelmendi's dream of winning gold at London 2012 depends on the IOC formally recognising Kosovo as an independent nation.
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Live - Thursday's football

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 16:14
related countries: Romania Romania
related places: Liverpool

Liverpool and Manchester City start their Europa League campaign with comfortable victories and England Women reach the World Cup after beating Switzerland.
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Pigeon to take on broadband in race

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 15:12

A pigeon has beat a broadband connection in a data transfer race designed to show how slow net access is in some parts of the UK.
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Pope offers 'hand of friendship'

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 14:33
related places: Edinburgh

Pope Benedict urges the UK to resist "aggressive secularism", as thousands greet him on the streets of Edinburgh.
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Ashes hero Flintoff quits playing

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 11:52

England's Ashes hero Andrew Flintoff brings down the curtain on his cricket career, following medical advice.
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UK retail sales in surprise fall

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 10:32

UK retail sales suffer surprise fall in August, the first drop since January, the Office for National Statistics said.
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'Raw' Henson targets London move

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 5:00
related places: London

In an exclusive interview, Wales centre Gavin Henson says he wants to move to a London club to be closer to his children following his split with Charlotte Church.
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'UK must act' on climate impacts

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 1:18

The UK needs to prepare quickly to deal with the impacts of climate change, government advisers say in a report viewed by ministers as a "wake-up call".
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Warning over UK cosmetic surgery

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 23:20

There are fundamental weaknesses in the way cosmetic surgery is carried out in the UK, which are putting patients at risk, an official review body says.
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US dominates university rankings

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 23:19
related countries: United States United States

US universities dominate an international league table of the best institutions, with the UK featuring just five times in the top 50.
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Pope aide in 'Third World' jibe

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 19:42

One of the Pope's senior advisers pulls out of the visit to Britain, after making derogatory comments about the UK in a magazine interview.
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Defence review 'risks operations'

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 19:22

The speed of a crucial review of the UK's defence and security needs could put combat operations at risk, the chair of an MPs' committee says.
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India debates British aid to poor

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 17:59
related countries: India India

The Indian government says it is debating whether it should still accept any development aid from Britain.
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We let it slip, King tells unions

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 16:09

Bank of England governor Mervyn King blames financial firms and political policy-makers for the financial crisis, admitting: "We let it slip."
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Library returns looted manuscript

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 15:55
related countries: Italy Italy

A 12th Century manuscript which was housed in the British Library is to be returned to Italy because it was looted during the Second World War.
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England sixth in world rankings

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 11:43

England's post-World Cup revival continues as they rise to sixth in the Fifa world rankings.
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UK unemployment sees slight fall

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 11:17

The UK jobless total fell to 2.47 million in the three months to July, but August's claimant count rose, official figures show.
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Library acquires Hughes letters

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 1:36

A collection of letters that shed "real insight" into the lives of poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath is acquired by the British Library.
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New hopes for 'one-hour TB test'

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 0:33

Scientists at the UK's Health Protection Agency say they have devised a new test which can detect the presence of the tuberculosis bacterium in one hour.
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Close look at the Popemobile

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 14:39

Pope Benedict's first state visit to the UK will include several journeys in the high-security so-called Popemobile as he meets crowds of well-wishers. The BBC's Emma Jane Kirby takes a look at the famous vehicle.
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UK inflation rate remains at 3.1%

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 10:53

UK consumer price inflation remained stubbornly high in August at 3.1%, following strong rises in the price of food and clothing.
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