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Live - England v Pakistan

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 16:25
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Cardiff

England need 90 to win the the second Twenty20 international after Pakistan are bowled out for 89 in Cardiff.
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Strike severely disrupts Tube

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 15:51

Some services resume on the London Underground following severe disruption on the first morning of a series of 24-hour strikes.
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Total Afghanistan rethink urged

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 14:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

One of Britain's most prestigious think tanks calls for fundamental change to Western policy in Afghanistan.
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Blitz commemorated at St Paul's

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 14:10

Pilots, firefighters, nurses and ambulance workers gather 70 years after battling through eight months of bombing raids over Britain's industrial centres.
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Rock anthems vanishing from chart

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 10:36

Sales of rock singles have dropped 18% in the UK this year, according to figures from the Official Charts Company.
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Capello insists Rooney will play

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 9:42
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

England manager Fabio Capello insists striker Wayne Rooney will play in the Euro 2012 qualifier away to Switzerland on Tuesday.
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Inbred buzzers - rare UK bees under genetic threat

Monday, September 6th 2010, 23:19

Some of the UK's rarest bumblebees are at risk of becoming extinct as a result of inbreeding, research suggests.
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Monday, September 6th 2010, 17:18

Charles Saatchi's plan to donate his gallery to the British public hits a stumbling block after talks with Arts Council England break down.
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End UK rebate - EU budget chief

Monday, September 6th 2010, 16:31

The EU budget commissioner says he sees no grounds for the UK to keep its budget rebate.
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UK mobile firms to merge networks

Monday, September 6th 2010, 14:15

Customers of Orange and T-Mobile will soon be able to hop between the two mobile networks as the firms merge their networks.
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Blair cancels London book signing

Monday, September 6th 2010, 13:44
related places: London

Tony Blair cancels a planned book signing in London on Wednesday to prevent causing the police "a lot of hassle".
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Brit Awards to move to O2 Arena

Monday, September 6th 2010, 12:12
related places: London

The Brit Awards are to move to the O2 Arena in east London from Earl's Court in the west of the city.
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Student migration 'unsustainable'

Monday, September 6th 2010, 12:04

The number of foreign students let into the UK is "unsustainable", minister Damian Green will say in his first major speech on immigration.
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Tube strike disruption expected

Monday, September 6th 2010, 11:00
related places: London

Severe disruption is expected on London's Underground network when the first in a series of strikes begins later.
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BA boss reveals takeover ambition

Monday, September 6th 2010, 10:01

British Airways and Iberia draw up a shortlist of 12 airlines which the firms hope to buy or merge with.
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Brilliant ideas

Monday, September 6th 2010, 7:23

The secrets behind some of the UK’s newest inventions
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Murray makes shock US Open exit

Sunday, September 5th 2010, 23:10
related countries: United States United States

Britain's Andy Murray goes out of the US Open after suffering a dramatic slump against 25th seed Stanislas Wawrinka.
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Second soldier's death announced

Sunday, September 5th 2010, 17:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier dies in hospital of injuries he received in an explosion in Afghanistan, the second British casualty in 24 hours.
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England cruise to win in Twenty20

Sunday, September 5th 2010, 17:05
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Cardiff

England underline their status as World Twenty20 champions as they cruise to victory in the first of two internationals against Pakistan.
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Live Twenty20 - England v Pakistan

Sunday, September 5th 2010, 13:09
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Cardiff

England beat Pakistan by five wickets with 2.5 overs to spare in the first Twenty20 international in Cardiff.
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Archbishop backs papal visit cost

Sunday, September 5th 2010, 9:38

The head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales says taxpayers should help fund the Pope's visit because it is an official state event.
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Ex-army head attacks Labour PMs

Saturday, September 4th 2010, 23:16
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iraq Iraq

Former head of the Army Gen Sir Richard Dannatt accuses Tony Blair and Gordon Brown of letting down British troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Dawson facing spell on sidelines

Saturday, September 4th 2010, 15:35
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Tottenham

England and Tottenham defender Michael Dawson will miss the game with Switzerland after being ruled out for at least six weeks.
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England boss happy with Mushtaq role

Saturday, September 4th 2010, 10:58

England coach Andy Flower says he is satisfied with spin bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed's role within the team despite previous links with illegal bookmakers.
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Pakistan trio keen to see row end

Saturday, September 4th 2010, 10:27
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A lawyer for the three Pakistan players at the centre of allegations of corruption says they are keen for a "timely and satisfactory outcome" to the affair.
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Afghan violence 'will get worse'

Saturday, September 4th 2010, 8:53
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Violence in Afghanistan will get worse before it gets better, the UK's most senior military commander in the country tells the BBC.
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Taxpayers 'should not fund Pope'

Saturday, September 4th 2010, 0:36

Some 77% of Britons think taxpayers should not help pay for Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Scotland and England, a survey suggests.
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Blair in 'radical Islam' warning

Friday, September 3rd 2010, 23:41

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair tells the BBC that radical Islam is the greatest threat facing the world.
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Defoe grabs hat-trick in England romp

Friday, September 3rd 2010, 20:50
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Chelsea

Jermain Defoe scores three goals as England begin their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign with a 4-0 win over Bulgaria at Wembley.
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Murray sees off flamboyant Brown

Friday, September 3rd 2010, 20:13
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Britain's Andy Murray overcomes the unorthodox style of Jamaica's Dustin Brown to reach the third round of the US Open.
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Wales slump to Montenegro defeat

Friday, September 3rd 2010, 19:28

Montenegro captain Mirko Vucinic scores a fine solo goal to condemn Wales to defeat in their opening Euro 2012 qualifier.
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HSBC threatens to quit London HQ

Friday, September 3rd 2010, 17:19
related places: London

HSBC may quit its London headquarters if the UK government decides to break up big banks, a senior executive says.
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Live - Euro 2012 qualifiers

Friday, September 3rd 2010, 16:30

England and Northern Ireland kick off their Euro 2012 qualifying campaigns with victories, Scotland draw and Wales lose on a busy night of international football.
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Ex-MI6 man sentenced over leaks

Friday, September 3rd 2010, 12:29
related places: London

A former MI6 worker is given a 12-month jail sentence for trying to sell top secret material for £2m.
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Fox rules out French 'ship share'

Friday, September 3rd 2010, 11:32
related countries: France France

Defence Secretary Liam Fox rules out the UK sharing aircraft carriers with France as part of closer defence co-operation.
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England pressure inspires Capello

Friday, September 3rd 2010, 9:29
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Tottenham

England coach Fabio Capello says he hopes the pressure of expectation over the team's Euro 2012 qualifier with Bulgaria will bring out the best in him.
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'Big drop' in alcohol consumption

Friday, September 3rd 2010, 7:38

Alcohol consumption has fallen faster than ever, figures from the British Beer and Pub Association suggest.
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Portable video 'is the future'

Friday, September 3rd 2010, 5:43

Toshiba’s UK business manager says its Foilo 100 tablet PC complements trends in media usage.
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School lottery 'failed in aim'

Thursday, September 2nd 2010, 23:49

England's first city-wide lottery system aimed at solving the problem of allocating places at over-subscribed schools failed to give poorer children equal access to top schools, academics say.
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Singer Sami urges Pakistan relief

Thursday, September 2nd 2010, 15:43
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

British singer-songwriter Sami Yusuf, billed as "Islam's biggest rock star", is donating profits from his latest single to help flood victims in Pakistan.
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Talent contestant denied tribunal

Thursday, September 2nd 2010, 13:40

A former Britain's Got Talent hopeful who claimed she was discriminated against at an audition fails to get her case taken to an employment tribunal.
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Ministers propose 45p drink price

Thursday, September 2nd 2010, 10:27

The Scottish government says drinkers should be charged a minimum of 45p for every unit of alcohol as part of efforts to cut consumption.
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Four power firms face sales probe

Thursday, September 2nd 2010, 10:26

Four of the "big six" UK energy suppliers are to be investigated amid concerns of mis-selling to customers, the regulator says.
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Greenpeace rig activists arrested

Thursday, September 2nd 2010, 9:49
related countries: Greenland Greenland

Four Greenpeace activists are arrested after giving up their occupation of a Scottish company's drilling rig off Greenland.
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Hawk-Eye firm lined up for sale

Wednesday, September 1st 2010, 11:14

The British company behind the Hawk-Eye ball-tracking technology used in tennis and cricket is to be put up for sale.
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Currency trading hits $4tn a day

Wednesday, September 1st 2010, 10:54
related places: London

A three-year report into currency dealing shows rapid growth in trading, with the majority of trades happening in London.
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Pietersen poised for Surrey debut

Wednesday, September 1st 2010, 6:57

Kevin Pietersen will make his debut for Surrey against Worcestershire on Wednesday following his omission from the England one-day and Twenty20 squads.
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Problem drinking divides England

Tuesday, August 31st 2010, 23:02

Figures reveal stark geographical divisions in the toll alcohol takes on health in England.
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England drop Pietersen from squad

Tuesday, August 31st 2010, 18:33
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Kevin Pietersen is omitted from England's limited overs series against Pakistan, with the England batsman announcing the news via Twitter.
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England want Pakistan player ban

Tuesday, August 31st 2010, 17:14
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The England team believes the Pakistan players named in the betting probe that has engulfed the tourists should sit out the rest of the tour.
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Pakistan sends cricket probe team

Monday, August 30th 2010, 14:30
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: London

Investigators from Pakistan are flying to London to examine allegations that some of its cricketers were involved in a betting scam.
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Baby died from superbug on ward

Monday, August 30th 2010, 12:30
related places: London

A baby died and three others became ill when a superbug resistant to common antibiotics hit a London hospital, it is revealed.
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Economy 'to pick up in near term'

Monday, August 30th 2010, 12:17

The British Chambers of Commerce upgrades its forecast for the UK's short term economic prospects, but a slowdown is feared when cuts kick in.
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Mad Men wins third top Emmy prize

Monday, August 30th 2010, 7:22

Hit US series Mad Men takes its third award Emmy for best drama series, while British stars face disappointment in Los Angeles.
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Carnival 2010 attracts thousands

Sunday, August 29th 2010, 19:00
related places: London

Hundreds of thousands of people take to the streets of west London as the Notting Hill Carnival gets under way.
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Arrest over cricket 'bets scam'

Sunday, August 29th 2010, 13:24
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Police question a man over an alleged cricket betting scam during the current Pakistan-England Test, with claims Pakistan players were paid to bowl no-balls.
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Central banks 'face more tasks'

Sunday, August 29th 2010, 10:36

Central banks may have to provide more economic support amid a fragile global recovery, the deputy governor of the Bank of England warns.
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Live - Sunday's Scottish football

Sunday, August 29th 2010, 10:35
related places: Motherwell

Hearts take on Dundee United after Celtic beat Motherwell and St Mirren triumph against Hibernian earlier in the day.
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Masked drummer tops magazine poll

Sunday, August 29th 2010, 9:29

Joey Jordison, who plays with masked metal band Slipknot, tops a UK poll of the best drummers of the past 25 years.
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No new tax cuts for 'some time'

Sunday, August 29th 2010, 2:14

The UK's overall tax burden is likely to remain at its current level for "quite some time", says Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander.
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Government scrapping NHS Direct

Sunday, August 29th 2010, 0:17

The coalition government confirms plans to scrap the NHS Direct helpline in England and replace it with an alternative service.
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Ruthless England close on victory

Saturday, August 28th 2010, 17:50
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

England are scenting an innings victory at Lord's after bowling out Pakistan for 74 and then reducing them to 41-4 after enforcing the follow-on.
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Battle of Britain aces fly again

Saturday, August 28th 2010, 16:33

Battle of Britain veterans take to the skies again in a special memorial flight as part of the 70th anniversary celebrations.
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England v Pakistan 4th Test day three as it happened

Saturday, August 28th 2010, 9:34
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan are reduced to 41-4 in their second innings and trail England by 331 after being made to follow-on in the final Test at Lord's.
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Lost Metropolis film restored

Friday, August 27th 2010, 10:53
related places: London

Stephen Smith considers what made Fritz Lang's film, Metropolis, so hugely influential, as a newly restored version of the sci-fi epic is premiered in London.
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Economy grew 'more than thought'

Friday, August 27th 2010, 10:14

The UK economy grew by a revised 1.2% in the second quarter, its fastest pace in nine years, boosted by the construction sector.
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Ten-fold rise in weight-loss ops

Friday, August 27th 2010, 7:30

The number of people in England undergoing surgery on the NHS to help them lose weight has increased ten-fold in less than a decade, figures show.
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Defence firms voice Trident worry

Friday, August 27th 2010, 0:28

Defence manufacturers ask the prime minister to clear up confusion over how the replacement for Britain's nuclear deterrent will be funded.
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Wheat genome boost to food supply

Thursday, August 26th 2010, 23:25

The draft sequences of the wheat genome released by UK scientists may prove to be a vital contribution to the efforts of securing global food supply.
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Net migration to UK rose in 2009

Thursday, August 26th 2010, 17:25

Fewer people came to the country last year but even fewer left, leading to a small overall increase, official figures show.
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Platini voices England 2018 fears

Thursday, August 26th 2010, 16:44

Uefa president Michel Platini warns the Football Association that delaying naming a new chairman could damage England's 2018 World Cup bid.
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Charity donors 'pay fundraisers'

Thursday, August 26th 2010, 15:59

Fees paid to fundraising companies by UK charities for recruiting new donors often effectively wipe out the amount a person gives, a Newsnight investigation finds.
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Fugitive Asil Nadir returns to UK

Thursday, August 26th 2010, 15:46

Fugitive Polly Peck tycoon Asil Nadir returns to the UK, after evading trial since 1993.
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UK military in Yemen and Pakistan

Thursday, August 26th 2010, 13:50
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Yemen Yemen

British military personnel are now stationed in militant hotspots Yemen and Pakistan, official figures show.
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MI6 worker an 'exceptional' pupil

Thursday, August 26th 2010, 12:11
related places: London, More

More tributes are paid to Gareth Williams, the MI6 worker whose body was discovered in a holdall in his London flat.
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Rain delays start of Lord's Test

Thursday, August 26th 2010, 10:03
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The start of the final Test between England and Pakistan is delayed because of poor weather.
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More tests on body of MI6 worker

Thursday, August 26th 2010, 9:11
related places: London

Further tests are to be carried out on the body of an MI6 worker which was found in a holdall in the bath at his central London flat.
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UK has 480,000 new sex infections

Wednesday, August 25th 2010, 7:21

There were almost half a million new cases of sexually transmitted infections in 2009, with young people most likely to be affected, figures show
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Defoe poised for groin operation

Tuesday, August 24th 2010, 21:55
related places: Tottenham

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe is to have an operation on a groin injury next week that will keep him out of England's Euro 2012 qualifiers in September.
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'Double disaster' for Niger warning

Tuesday, August 24th 2010, 21:29
related countries: Niger Niger

Niger has been hit by a double disaster as recent floods compound an existing food crisis, a UK aid agency warned.
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Claudy bomb conspiracy revealed

Tuesday, August 24th 2010, 15:46

The police, the Catholic Church and the government conspired to cover up a priest's suspected role in one of the worst atrocities of the Northern Ireland Troubles, an investigation has found.
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GCSE pupils score record results

Tuesday, August 24th 2010, 12:53
related places: More

Teenagers score another record year for GCSEs with almost seven out of 10 entries being awarded a C grade or above.
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Malik left out of one-day squad

Tuesday, August 24th 2010, 12:49
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan drop former captain Shoaib Malik for September's Twenty20 and one-day internationals against England.
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Hamilton fined for driving stunts

Tuesday, August 24th 2010, 5:56
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Melbourne

British driver Lewis Hamilton is fined A$500 (£288) for performing car stunts for fans outside Melbourne's motor racing circuit.
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Report on Claudy bomb attack due

Tuesday, August 24th 2010, 3:01
related places: Claudy

Northern Ireland's Police Ombudsman is due to publish his report into the alleged involvement of a priest in an IRA bombing in 1972.
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'Double disaster' Niger warning

Tuesday, August 24th 2010, 0:52
related countries: Niger Niger

Niger is being hit by a "second emergency" as recent floods compound an existing food crisis, UK aid agency Oxfam warns.
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England 2018 World Cup bid 'unbeatable'

Monday, August 23rd 2010, 15:48

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg tells Fifa inspectors that England's bid to host the 2018 World Cup is "unbeatable".
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Soldiers' views on Afghan war game

Monday, August 23rd 2010, 13:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

British troops give their views on the defence secretary's call for Medal of Honor to be banned.
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UK 'leading on aid for Pakistan'

Monday, August 23rd 2010, 11:10
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The generosity of the British public in helping Pakistan's flood victims is "shaming politicians around the world", the head of the Disasters Emergency Committee says.
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Son guilty of killing mother, 100

Monday, August 23rd 2010, 10:32
related places: London

A man who killed his 100-year-old mother by stabbing her in the neck at the home they shared in east London pleads guilty to manslaughter.
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Torrential rain hits parts of UK

Monday, August 23rd 2010, 6:32

More than half the average monthly rainfall fell in an hour in parts of southern England after the Met Office issued a series of severe weather warnings.
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Non-emergency 111 number launched

Monday, August 23rd 2010, 5:54

Trials of a three-digit telephone number for those needing non-emergency medical care in England are launched in the North East.
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Soldier shot in Afghanistan named

Sunday, August 22nd 2010, 19:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A UK soldier shot dead in Afghanistan while guarding a meeting between local elders and coalition troops is named as L/Cpl Jordan Dean Bancroft.
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Live - Sunday's Scottish football

Sunday, August 22nd 2010, 10:58
related places: Kilmarnock, Motherwell

Rangers beat Hibs in the early kick-off, while Celtic play St Mirren, Dundee United take on Inverness CT and Kilmarnock welcome Motherwell.
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Butt sounds England Ashes warning

Sunday, August 22nd 2010, 10:20
related countries: Australia Australia, Pakistan Pakistan

England must improve their bowling to stand a realistic chance of beating Australia in the Ashes this winter, says Pakistan captain Salman Butt.
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Emmy award for Jamie Oliver's US series

Sunday, August 22nd 2010, 9:36
related countries: United States United States

British chef and TV personality Jamie Oliver wins an Emmy for his US series Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, which tackles childhood obesity.
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Strauss wants batting improvement

Saturday, August 21st 2010, 15:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

England captain Andrew Strauss demands a significant batting improvement following a four-wicket defeat by Pakistan in the third Test at The Oval.
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Honeymoon plunge woman to return

Saturday, August 21st 2010, 15:16
related places: London

A London woman who fell from a balcony on her honeymoon, fracturing her spine, is to be flown home on Sunday.
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Singer dies at Belgian festival

Saturday, August 21st 2010, 14:41
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: London

The lead singer of the north London-based pop band Ou Est Le Swimming Pool dies during a music festival in Belgium, the Foreign Office confirms.
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Pakistan edge to win over England

Saturday, August 21st 2010, 14:07

Pakistan hold on to beat England by four wickets in the third Test at The Oval and keep the series alive.
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