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Business confidence slides again

Monday, October 11th 2010, 6:05

Business confidence among UK firms has fallen to its lowest level since the depth of the recession, a survey suggests.
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Suing police too easy - Met chief

Monday, October 11th 2010, 3:53

Britain's most senior police officer asks the home secretary to help cut the amount of legal action taken against his force, reports say.
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Live - Commonwealth Games Day Eight

Monday, October 11th 2010, 3:07
related countries: Australia Australia

Scotland win shooting gold, Northern Ireland enjoy boxing success and England pick up three athletics medals but lose to Australia in the women's hockey semis on day eight of the Commonwealth Games.
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'No limit' plan for tuition fees

Sunday, October 10th 2010, 18:57

Universities in England should have no upper limit on tuition fees, Lord Browne's review is set to recommend.
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UK hostage 'killed by vest bomb'

Sunday, October 10th 2010, 15:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

US special forces in Afghanistan were seconds from rescuing a UK hostage when she was killed by a vest bomb held or worn by one of her captors, the BBC understands.
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India thrash Pakistan in hockey

Sunday, October 10th 2010, 15:05
related countries: Australia Australia, India India, Pakistan Pakistan

India beat arch rivals Pakistan 7-4 in the men's hockey to set up a semi-final against England, while a crucial error sees Australia miss out on shooting bronze.
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Live - Commonwealth Games Day Seven

Sunday, October 10th 2010, 3:01

Dai Greene wins Wales' first gold of the Commonwealth Games in the 400m hurdles, while England's Leon Baptiste takes 200m gold and Scotland cyclist David Millar grabs bronze on day seven in Delhi.
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British film director Baker dies

Friday, October 8th 2010, 9:30

Film-maker Roy Ward Baker, whose 1958 movie A Night to Remember recreated the sinking of the Titanic, dies at the age of 93.
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Bank bonus cap moves step closer

Friday, October 8th 2010, 8:12

European regulators back tougher-than-expected rules on bankers' pay despite pressure from the UK to water down the rules.
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England miss out on archery gold

Friday, October 8th 2010, 8:10

England's women miss out on archery team gold in controversial fashion, while England's men beat Scotland to silver on the shooting range.
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College cleared over bomb suspect

Friday, October 8th 2010, 7:25
related countries: United States United States

A man accused of trying to blow up a transatlantic airliner in the US was not radicalised while at University College London, a report says.
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Live - Commonwealth Games Day Five

Friday, October 8th 2010, 3:12

Northern Ireland's Wendy Houvenaghel wins silver in the velodrome, while England secure silvers in archery and shooting on day five of the Commonwealth Games in Delhi.
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Ministers in defence budget talks

Thursday, October 7th 2010, 1:49

Senior ministers and officials on the National Security Council are to meet to discuss key decisions on the future of the UK's defence budget.
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Universities' warning over cuts

Wednesday, October 6th 2010, 23:09

Severe cuts in university budgets could see the UK lose its position as a world leader in education, a Universities UK report warns.
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Bid to overturn Gamu deportation

Wednesday, October 6th 2010, 20:52

Solicitors for X Factor entrant Gamu Nhengu are to seek a judicial review of the Home Office order expelling them from the UK.
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Uganda's Kipsiro wins 5,000m gold

Wednesday, October 6th 2010, 14:58
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Uganda's Moses Kipsiro wins the first athletics gold in the 5,000m as England's Chris Thompson finishes fifth, while Mark Lewis-Francis eases through the 100m heats.
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Twin attacks hit capital of Yemen

Wednesday, October 6th 2010, 14:54
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

Militants fire a grenade at a British embassy car in Yemen's capital, as a French contractor working for a gas firm dies in a second attack.
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France raises terror fears in UK

Wednesday, October 6th 2010, 14:04

France raises fresh fears that terrorists may well target Britain, warning citizens travelling there to be "extremely vigilant".
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Tendulkar beats Swann to ICC gong

Wednesday, October 6th 2010, 13:39

England's Graeme Swann loses out to Sachin Tendulkar for ICC player of the year award, while Steven Finn is the leading emerging player.
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Hague promises UK sovereignty law

Wednesday, October 6th 2010, 10:51

Foreign Secretary William Hague says a sovereignty clause will be included in a new EU bill to be introduced into Parliament this year.
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Malaysia win keirin

Wednesday, October 6th 2010, 10:03
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysia's Josiah Ng wins keirin gold after his team-mate Azizulhasni Awang is disqualified - England's David Daniell wins silver while Scotland's Ross Edgar crashes.
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Commonwealth Games day three as it happened

Wednesday, October 6th 2010, 2:55

England win golds in swimming, gymnastics, shooting and wrestling as Uganda's Moses Kipsiro wins the first athletics medal in Delhi.
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Rewriting the rules of international aid

Tuesday, October 5th 2010, 22:41
related countries: China China

Britain seeks a new partnership with China which it sees as key to speeding up development and ending poverty in Africa.
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Drone death man 'UK terror chief'

Tuesday, October 5th 2010, 21:36

A British terror suspect killed in a drone attack was being groomed to head an al-Qaeda splinter group in the UK, the BBC's Newsnight learns.
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Winehouse performs surprise gig

Tuesday, October 5th 2010, 15:53
related places: London

Singer Amy Winehouse has made a low-key return to the stage in a surprise performance at her local pub in London.
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Saudi prince 'murdered' servant

Tuesday, October 5th 2010, 15:12
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: London

A Saudi Arabian prince murdered his servant in a London hotel in an attack with a "gay sexual element", the Old Bailey hears.
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Materials breakthrough wins Nobel

Tuesday, October 5th 2010, 12:42

Two UK-based scientists have shared this year's Nobel Prize for Physics for their work on a sheet-like material called graphene with amazing properties.
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Torres doubt for Merseyside derby

Tuesday, October 5th 2010, 7:00
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania, Spain Spain
related places: Liverpool

Liverpool striker Fernando Torres is doubtful for the Merseyside derby on 17 October after the club confirmed he has a strained muscle in his groin.
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More terror attack travel warnings

Tuesday, October 5th 2010, 4:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: More

More governments join the US and UK in issuing travel warnings to their citizens about travelling in Europe, amid fears that al-Qaeda plans to attack cities on the continent.
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Live - Commonwealth Games Day Two

Tuesday, October 5th 2010, 2:53

England's Fran Halsall and Liam Tancock and Scotland's Robbie Renwick all win gold in the pool on the second day of action in Delhi.
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Day two preview

Monday, October 4th 2010, 19:51

Fifteen gold medals are up for grabs on day two in Delhi as England's 50m backstroke world champion Liam Tancock's looks for home nations first gold medal of the 2010 Games.
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Vatican critical of IVF Nobel win

Monday, October 4th 2010, 19:20

A Vatican official says the awarding of a Nobel prize to British IVF pioneer Robert Edwards was "completely out of order".
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More nations warn of Europe plot

Monday, October 4th 2010, 17:45
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

Japan and Sweden issue terror alerts to their citizens in Europe, following similar warnings from the UK and US.
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Jail term cut for embassy worker

Monday, October 4th 2010, 15:17
related countries: Iran Iran

A former British embassy employee who was jailed last year in Iran for espionage has had his sentence commuted.
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Nobel win for British IVF pioneer

Monday, October 4th 2010, 10:47

The man who devised the fertility treatment IVF is awarded the Nobel prize for medicine.
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Live - Commonwealth Games Day One

Monday, October 4th 2010, 10:07

There is success for the home nations in swimming and other medals are won in weightlifting and gymnastics on the first day of action in Delhi.
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Second strike hits Tube services

Monday, October 4th 2010, 9:39
related places: London

Commuters in London face another day of severe disruption as a second 24-hour strike over job cuts hits the Tube network.
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Capello calls up striker Davies

Monday, October 4th 2010, 8:30
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

England manager Fabio Capello calls up Bolton striker Kevin Davies for his squad to face Montenegro at Wembley on Tuesday, 12 October.
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'No need to panic' over terror threat

Monday, October 4th 2010, 6:54

Frank Gardner examines the level of terrorist threat facing the UK and Europe
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Adlington safely into 200m final

Monday, October 4th 2010, 4:40

England duo Rebecca Adlington and Jo Jackson and Wales' Jazz Carlin qualify for 200m freestyle final at 1130 BST.
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BT seeks out UK's fibre hotspots

Sunday, October 3rd 2010, 23:45

Communities keen to get high speed, fibre-based broadband are being given the chance to convince BT to connect them up first.
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UK travellers warned over Europe

Sunday, October 3rd 2010, 17:05
related countries: France France, Germany Germany

The Foreign Office updates its travel advice for Europe, warning of a "high threat" of attacks in countries including France and Germany.
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Boost for bowel cancer spending

Sunday, October 3rd 2010, 13:46

PM David Cameron announces £60m over the next four years to introduce the latest bowel screening technology nationally in a bid to improve the UK's cancer survival rate.
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Indian call centre teaches maths in UK

Sunday, October 3rd 2010, 7:40
related countries: India India
related places: London

Howard Johnson visits a call centre in India that teaches mathematics to children in north London.
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Payments glitch disrupts shoppers

Sunday, October 3rd 2010, 0:06

Thousands of shoppers throughout the UK were unable to pay by credit or debit cards for a period this afternoon because of a computer problem.
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UK VIPs avoided Nigeria parade

Saturday, October 2nd 2010, 15:26
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

UK officials withdrew from Friday's anniversary celebrations in Nigeria, targeted by bomb blasts, raising questions about the handling of warnings.
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UK claims mattress domino toppling record

Saturday, October 2nd 2010, 12:56
related places: Newcastle

A Newcastle bed company claims to have broken a new world human mattress toppling record.
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Live - Scottish football

Saturday, October 2nd 2010, 10:31

Rangers snatch a dramatic late winner at Tynecastle in the early kick-off. Can the five other Scottish Premier League games match the excitement at 1500 BST?
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Defence budget chaotic - Osborne

Saturday, October 2nd 2010, 3:16
related places: Osborne

Chancellor George Osborne describes the UK's defence budget as "chaotic and disorganised", in a newspaper interview.
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Many councils 'waiting for grit'

Saturday, October 2nd 2010, 0:38

Almost one in five councils in England and Wales does not yet have the road-gritting salt it needs for this winter, a survey suggests.
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Malaria funding 'falling short'

Friday, October 1st 2010, 23:11

There is a 60% global shortfall in funding for malaria control this year, according to a report by UK and African experts.
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'Unfair' charges for the elderly

Friday, October 1st 2010, 23:10

Older people in some retirement developments are being financially exploited, according to the campaign group Age UK.
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'Sorry' Musharraf rejoins fray

Friday, October 1st 2010, 17:05
related places: London

Pakistan ex-military ruler Pervez Musharraf apologises for "negative" actions he took while in power, as he launches his new political party in London.
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Deadly blasts mar Nigeria party

Friday, October 1st 2010, 15:05
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Abuja

At least eight people are killed as two blasts in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, mar celebrations to mark 50 years since independence from the UK.
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Government defends NHS reforms

Friday, October 1st 2010, 7:22

The government rejects a warning by doctors' leaders that its planned health reforms could undermine the long-term future of the NHS in England.
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Nigeria at 50: Colonial heritage

Thursday, September 30th 2010, 11:17
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria celebrates its 50th birthday, but how far has it left behind its British colonial heritage?
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Lloyds tops bank complaints list

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 23:03

A new list of banks facing the highest number of complaints from UK customers is topped by Lloyds Banking Group.
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Lotus unveils five new sportscars

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 21:15
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

UK-based Lotus reveals details about five new sportscars ahead of their unveiling at the Paris motor show on Thursday.
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Ijaz Butt retracts 'fixing' claim

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 19:30
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ijaz Butt retracts allegations that England players were suspected of fixing a one-day match.
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Zeta Jones tees off Ryder gala

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 18:40

Golf fan Catherine Zeta Jones is presiding over the official concert celebrating the 2010 Ryder Cup being played in Wales.
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Tension in White House - Woodward

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 17:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: White House

In an exclusive UK interview, US investigative journalist Bob Woodward tells Newsnight there is a 'lot of tension' between the US military and the White House.
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West End move for Royal Court hit

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 16:58
related places: London, West End

Hit satire Clybourne Park, which has enjoyed sell-out success at London's Royal Court, is to transfer to the West End next year.
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Al-Qaeda terrorism plot uncovered

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 16:05
related countries: Germany Germany

Western intelligence agencies track a significant al-Qaeda plot to carry out commando-style raids on cities in the UK, France and Germany.
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Danger warning over military cuts

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 13:47

The defence secretary warns the prime minister that draconian cuts to the armed forces while the UK is at war will result in "grave consequences".
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EU lays out new debt punishments

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 13:43

The European Commission unveils new rules that will punish EU states that break budgetary rules, including the UK.
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Senators examine bomber's release

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 8:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lockerbie

A US Senate committee hearing is to examine the Lockerbie bomber's release from a Scottish jail last year.
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BA signs American Airlines tie-up

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 6:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: Iberia

British Airways signs a transatlantic tie-up with American Airlines and Iberia worth a combined $7bn (£4.4bn) a year.
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UK defeated in Iraq - US general

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 1:21
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

The British army suffered defeat in Iraq when it pulled out of Basra in 2007, a senior American general claims.
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Butt makes no apology to England

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 17:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: London

The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Ijaz Butt, refuses to apologise for his match-fixing claims as he arrives in London to meet lawyers.
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Butt makes no apology to England

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 17:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: London

The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, Ijaz Butt, refuses to apologise for his match-fixing claims as he arrives in London to meet lawyers.
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Girl 'killed sex attack accused'

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 16:26
related places: London

A girl of 14 killed a man in his south London home after learning he would not be charged for an alleged sex attack on her sister, a court hears.
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Harrington 'best' in Cup practice

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 14:26

Europe captain Colin Montgomerie says Padraig Harrington produced the best form on Tuesday's first practice day ahead of this week's Ryder Cup.
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Size of armed forces under review

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 9:42

Defence chiefs and government ministers are set to discuss the future shape and size of Britain's armed forces.
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Porn list leak could prompt fine

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 8:17

The firm behind the leak of thousands of Sky broadband customers' personal details could be fined £500,000, the UK Information Commissioner tells BBC News.
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Catastrophes hit Lloyd's profits

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 7:09
related places: London

Insurance market Lloyd's of London reports a 50% fall in half-year profits following the Chilean earthquake and Gulf oil spill.
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UK to launch three new spacecraft

Monday, September 27th 2010, 23:59

A £100m project is announced to build three new British spacecraft to image the surface of the Earth at high resolution.
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Doctor warnings 'on the increase'

Monday, September 27th 2010, 23:02

The number of official warnings given to UK doctors has risen by 50% in the past two years, figures show.
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Search for kidnapped UK aid worker

Monday, September 27th 2010, 22:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

British officials say they are working closely with the Afghan government as a search continues for a Scottish aid worker who was kidnapped on Sunday.
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Major exhibition of Gauguin's work

Monday, September 27th 2010, 22:00
related countries: France France
related places: London

London's Tate Modern will host a major exhibition by the post-Impressionist French artist Paul Gauguin.
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RBS to shed a further 500 posts

Monday, September 27th 2010, 19:32

Royal Bank of Scotland is planning to cut a fresh 500 jobs from its investment banking arm.
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'No row' over Delhi Games opening

Monday, September 27th 2010, 17:44
related countries: India India

There is no row over Prince Charles's role in the opening of the Commonwealth Games on Sunday, British diplomatic sources say.
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Car maker Ford to add 120 UK jobs

Monday, September 27th 2010, 17:04
related places: Ford

The car maker Ford is in the process of recruiting more than one hundred new staff at its British factories.
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England athletes move to village

Monday, September 27th 2010, 16:39

The first batch of England athletes move into the much criticised Commonwealth Games athletes' village on Monday after support staff give the green light.
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Search for UK Afghan aid worker

Monday, September 27th 2010, 16:38
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The search for a Scottish aid worker and three local staff kidnapped in Afghanistan is continuing, security officials say.
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IMF backs coalition spending cuts

Monday, September 27th 2010, 15:48

The International Monetary Fund says the UK economy is "on the mend" and backs government plans to cut spending.
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Lawyer 'shot to protect officers'

Monday, September 27th 2010, 14:46
related places: London

A police marksman breaks down as he describes how he shot an armed barrister in London to protect himself and his colleagues.
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Pakistan tour manager Saeed quits

Monday, September 27th 2010, 14:14
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The fallout from Pakistan's troubled tour of England kicks off with the resignation of tour manager Yawar Saeed.
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Lampard to miss crucial matches

Monday, September 27th 2010, 12:34
related places: Chelsea

Frank Lampard will miss key Chelsea and England matches as he continues to recuperate from hernia surgery.
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Segway tycoon dies in cliff crash

Monday, September 27th 2010, 12:30

The West Yorkshire owner of the UK Segway firm dies after apparently riding one of his company's motorised scooters off cliffs and into a river.
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UK aid worker held in Afghanistan

Monday, September 27th 2010, 11:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British aid worker and three local staff have been kidnapped in Afghanistan, security officials say.
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Montgomerie writes losing speech

Monday, September 27th 2010, 10:25

Colin Montgomerie reveals he has already written a losing speech ahead of the Ryder Cup as the Americans land in Wales.
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US golfers fly in for Ryder Cup

Monday, September 27th 2010, 7:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Monday

The American golf stars who will compete in the 2010 Ryder Cup are flying into south Wales on Monday.
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Cheetah's blind date in Lovers' Lane

Monday, September 27th 2010, 6:49

The UK's first litter of Northern cheetah cubs born were born at Whipsnade Zoo recently, and their birth is largely due to a specially designed part of the animals' enclosure.
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Furyk edges Donald to Atlanta win

Monday, September 27th 2010, 6:41
related countries: United States United States
related places: Donald, Atlanta

American Jim Furyk holds off England's Luke Donald in heavy rain to win the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup.
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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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