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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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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Saturday, August 21st 2010, 12:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A UK soldier is shot dead in southern Afghanistan while protecting a meeting between local elders and Afghan troops.
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US seeks to jail Lockerbie bomber

Friday, August 20th 2010, 21:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lockerbie

The Obama administration calls for Abdelbasset Ali al-Megrahi, who was convicted in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, to be returned to prison in Scotland.
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Oldest book prize winners named

Friday, August 20th 2010, 18:34

Novelist AS Byatt and critic John Carey are announced as the winners of Britain's oldest literary awards.
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UK to double Pakistan flood aid

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 23:36
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The British government has announced it will double the amount of aid it is giving to flood-hit Pakistan to £60m.
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Rail route compensation launched

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 23:04
related places: Birmingham, London

The compensation scheme for people affected by the proposed High Speed Rail link between London and Birmingham is launched.
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Churchill's WWII 'Few' remembered

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 23:03
related places: Churchill, Whitehall

The Battle of Britain is being commemorated by a reading of one of Churchill's most famous speeches and a fly-past at Whitehall.
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England v Pakistan 3rd Test day two as it happened

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 18:14
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

England trail Pakistan by 69 runs after losing Andrew Strauss before stumps on an intriguing day two of the third Test at The Oval.
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England face battle to save Test

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 17:50

Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali's unbeaten 92 on day two at The Oval leaves England in danger of losing their first Test this summer.
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Live - Scottish Europa League action

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 16:49
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Greece Greece, Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Motherwell, Odense, Utrecht

Motherwell take on Danish side Odense, Celtic face the Dutch side Utrecht and Dundee United host AEK Athens in Europa League qualifiers.
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Live text - Murray v Gulbis

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 16:00
related countries: Latvia Latvia

British number one Andy Murray takes on Latvia's Ernests Gulbis in the third round of the Cincinnati Masters.
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Police try to identify 20 bodies

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 11:47

Police are hoping to identify 20 bodies found on Britain's rail network in the last 35 years.
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Sharp drop in UK car production

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 11:03

UK car production fell by 8.9% in July compared with the same month last year, industry figures show, the first drop this year.
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What's it like to fly in a Spitfire?

Thursday, August 19th 2010, 5:36

Seventy years on from the Battle of Britain, Evan Davis took to the skies to find out what flying in a Spitfire is really like.
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D-Day landing piper dies aged 88

Wednesday, August 18th 2010, 20:46

A Scottish bagpiper, who played his fellow soldiers ashore during the D-Day landings in 1944, has died in hospital in Devon at the age of 88.
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Prior calls for England fightback

Wednesday, August 18th 2010, 19:05
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Matt Prior admits England face an uphill task in the third Test against Pakistan after a poor opening day at The Oval.
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Live - Murray v Chardy

Wednesday, August 18th 2010, 18:49
related countries: France France

British number one Andy Murray opens his Cincinnati Masters campaign against world number 58 Jeremy Chardy of France.
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Going Dutch

Wednesday, August 18th 2010, 18:26
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Maastricht University woos UK students amid battle for places
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Pakistan take charge of Oval Test

Wednesday, August 18th 2010, 17:50

Pakistan take the honours on day one of the third Test at The Oval after debutant Wahab Riaz takes 5-63 to bowl out England for 233.
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Missing vulture could pose threat to aircraft

Wednesday, August 18th 2010, 10:55

Warnings have been issued to aircraft over Scotland after a bird of prey, which soars at up to 37,000 feet, went missing.
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Bank member votes for rate rise

Wednesday, August 18th 2010, 10:01

One member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee voted again for a rise in interest rates earlier this month.
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Kiss Flights travel company folds

Wednesday, August 18th 2010, 3:44

Budget travel firm Kiss Flights has ceased trading, the Civil Aviation Authority says.
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Recovery to be choppy - Osborne

Tuesday, August 17th 2010, 16:49

Chancellor George Osborne denies Labour claims he is "gambling" with economic recovery by slashing spending but admits it will be "choppy".
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Arms sale accused 'was entrapped'

Tuesday, August 17th 2010, 12:11
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: London

A golf club president from London who US authorities claim sold arms to Iran says he is the victim of a customs sting.
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UK inflation slows again in July

Tuesday, August 17th 2010, 11:33

UK inflation eased to 3.1% in July from 3.2% in June, still well above the Bank of England's 2% target rate.
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Clampers facing private land ban

Monday, August 16th 2010, 21:40

Wheel clampers are to be banned from operating on private land in England and Wales, a minister tells the BBC.
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Spy swap Russian keen to return home

Monday, August 16th 2010, 20:37
related countries: Russia Russia

Igor Sutyagin, one of the Russians who arrived in the UK last month as part of the biggest "spy swap" since the end of the Cold War has been speaking to the BBC
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Jolie hits London red carpet

Monday, August 16th 2010, 19:56
related places: London

Angelina Jolie has been on the red carpet in London for the premiere of her latest film 'Salt'. She speaks to the BBC's Lizo Mzimba.
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Pakistan lose injured Zulqarnain

Monday, August 16th 2010, 14:36

Pakistan wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider will miss the remaining Tests against England because of a broken finger.
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Guns N' Roses gigs 'still on'

Monday, August 16th 2010, 11:53
related places: Reading

Reading and Leeds Festival organisers say Axl's Twitter account was hacked and Guns N' Roses will play UK dates.
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End to mixed-sex 'wards' promised

Monday, August 16th 2010, 10:28

The coalition government has confirmed its intention to end most mixed-sex hospital accommodation in England.
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Shameless star in 'hit-and-run'

Monday, August 16th 2010, 9:35
related places: London

Actor Elliott Tittensor, who plays Carl Gallagher in the Channel 4 drama Shameless, is arrested after an alleged hit-and-run incident.
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Manhunt in Thailand for UK boxer

Monday, August 16th 2010, 5:50
related countries: Thailand Thailand, United States United States

Thai police are searching for a British man they suspect murdered an American fellow Thai boxing expert.
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Housing votes 'threaten villages'

Monday, August 16th 2010, 1:22

Government plans to hold local referendums on new housing schemes in England could tear village communities apart, rural campaigners say.
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Salmond in Norway trade bid trip

Monday, August 16th 2010, 0:03
related countries: Norway Norway

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond travels to Norway in a bid to strengthen trade links.
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New Scots curriculum takes effect

Sunday, August 15th 2010, 23:59

A controversial overhaul of classroom teaching in Scotland takes effect in secondary schools.
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'Most beautiful' sports car goes for $3m

Sunday, August 15th 2010, 17:01

A sports car once owned by British actress Diana Dors sells for $3m at auction in California, less than expected.
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Nation remembers fallen on VJ Day

Sunday, August 15th 2010, 16:33
related countries: Japan Japan

Services are held around the UK to mark the 65th anniversary of Victory over Japan Day, which marks the day World War II ended.
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Live text - USPGA day four

Sunday, August 15th 2010, 13:46

Germany's Martin Kaymer defeats American Bubba Watson in a play-off for the USPGA Championship.
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Luxury jewellery stolen in raid

Sunday, August 15th 2010, 10:32
related places: London

Jewellery from two luxury stores in London is stolen as raiders smash through the windows.
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USPGA day three as it happened

Saturday, August 14th 2010, 22:57

Nick Watney leads after the third round of the USPGA Championship, with Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy tied for second and Tiger Woods a long way back.
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KLM holds out on ash compensation

Saturday, August 14th 2010, 15:25
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Hundreds of British families are still waiting for compensation from Dutch airline KLM for delays caused by the volcanic ash cloud earlier this year.
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Apprentice Boys parade under way

Saturday, August 14th 2010, 11:34

Northern Ireland's justice minister calls for calm as up to 15,000 people attend the annual Apprentice Boys parade in Londonderry.
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Saturday, August 14th 2010, 9:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier has been shot dead in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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German S boat restored using film

Saturday, August 14th 2010, 4:46
related countries: Germany Germany

A German S boat which played a deadly role in World War II is being restored in the UK.
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Kuchar on top as McIlroy shines

Saturday, August 14th 2010, 1:27

Matt Kuchar leads after day two of the USPGA Championship, with Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy and England's Simon Khan tied for third and Tiger Woods unable to finish on another abbreviated day.
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Canada processes Tamil migrants

Saturday, August 14th 2010, 1:26
related countries: Canada Canada, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Immigration officials in Canada begin processing some 490 migrants, who are believed to be from Sri Lanka and to have been on a cargo ship for three months.
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Gay blazes to best time of 2010

Friday, August 13th 2010, 21:15
related places: London

Tyson Gay's stunning victory in the 100m is the stand-out performance at a soggy Diamond League meeting at London's Crystal Palace.
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Runaway train on London Tube line

Friday, August 13th 2010, 17:25
related places: London

A runaway train goes through six stops on a 13-minute journey on London's Tube with other trains having to be cleared out of its path.
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Rangers sign Beattie from Stoke

Friday, August 13th 2010, 14:32
related places: Stoke

Rangers sign former England striker James Beattie from Stoke for an undisclosed fee.
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Two Afghan-based UK soldiers die

Friday, August 13th 2010, 14:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two soldiers serving in Afghanistan's Helmand province have died after separate incidents, the MoD says.
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Airport talks set for next week

Friday, August 13th 2010, 14:08

Talks to try to avert a strike that would close six of the UK's major airports will begin on Monday, conciliation service Acas confirms.
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Boyle film closes London festival

Friday, August 13th 2010, 11:39
related places: London

Danny Boyle's mountain thriller 127 Hours will close the BFI London Film Festival on 28 October.
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