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Germany in 'record' 2.2% growth

Friday, August 13th 2010, 10:52
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's economy grew at its fastest rate for more than 20 years from April to June, outpacing eurozone neighbours and the UK.
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Timelapse footage of night sky

Friday, August 13th 2010, 9:48

UK star-gazers have reported seeing dozens of shooting stars as the Perseid meteor shower reached its climax overnight.
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Fry brings Twitter show to London

Friday, August 13th 2010, 8:46
related places: London

Writer and broadcast Stephen Fry is to appear in a one-man show in London scripted by suggestions from his Twitter followers.
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Canadians board Tamil asylum boat

Friday, August 13th 2010, 3:25
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, Thailand Thailand

Canadian authorities board a ship thought to be carrying about 500 Tamil migrants from Sri Lanka off the coast of British Columbia.
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Airports staff vote for strikes

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 19:56
related places: Heathrow

Staff at airport operator BAA vote three to one in favour of strike action that could close Heathrow and five other UK airports.
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Met officers face assault charges

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 18:02
related places: London

Four policemen face prosecution for actual bodily harm on a terror suspect in London in December 2003.
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India rejects UK 'superbug' claim

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 14:44
related countries: India India

India labels "malicious propaganda" a claim by British scientists that a new superbug resistant to even the most powerful antibiotics has entered the UK from India.
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European Swimming, day four as it happened

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 14:37
related countries: Hungary Hungary

Gemma Spofforth leads Lizzie Simmonds to another British backstroke one-two as Rebecca Adlington struggles in the pool on day four of swimming's European Championships in Hungary.
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Airport strike ballot result due

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 14:05

The result of a union strike ballot that could lead to closure of BAA's six UK airports will be revealed shortly.
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Singer Michael faces drug charge

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 12:37

Singer George Michael is charged with possession of cannabis and driving while unfit through drink or drugs, says Scotland Yard.
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Wounded soldier dies in hospital

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 11:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier dies in a UK hospital after being injured in an explosion in Afghanistan last month, the Ministry of Defence says.
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UK teenager finds fame in Japan

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 9:54
related countries: Japan Japan

Rebecca Flint seems just like a normal 14-year-old, but after 13m YouTube hits for her dancing she has found fame in the most unlikely of places - Japan.
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Breast cancer deaths fall in UK

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 6:42

Breast cancer deaths have fallen in the UK since the 1980s, but mortality rates from the disease continue to be among the highest in Europe, a study shows.
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Gerrard labels criticism 'unfair'

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 23:08
related countries: Hungary Hungary
related places: Wembley

England captain Steven Gerrard hits out at "unfair" criticism of the national side after his match-winning display in the victory against Hungary at Wembley.
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Youths in secure units 'far away'

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 23:02

Young offenders and young people at risk in England are often placed in secure accommodation many miles from home, inspectors say.
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Gerrard earns victory for England

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 20:51
related countries: Hungary Hungary

Captain Steven Gerrard scores two stunning goals as England come from behind to beat Hungary in their first match since the World Cup.
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Sorry Scotland beaten in Sweden

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 20:01
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Craig Levein suffers his first defeat as Scotland coach as Zlatan Ibrahimovic inspires Sweden to a comfortable win.
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Live - Wednesday football

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 17:45

England beat Hungary thanks to two goals from Steven Gerrard and Wales beat Luxembourg, but Northern Ireland and Scotland both crash to defeats as two Carling Cup ties go into extra time.
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Bank forecasts 'choppy recovery'

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 17:38

The Bank of England lowers its growth estimates and says it expects the UK economy to face challenges in the next two years.
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Halsall wins third British gold

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 16:26
related countries: Hungary Hungary
related places: Budapest

Francesca Halsall wins gold in the women's 100m freestyle final while Joe Roebuck takes a surprise bronze in the men's 200m IM at the European Championships in Budapest.
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Cloned cow probe finds third case

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 15:13

A third case of meat linked to a cloned cow being sold in the UK has emerged, the Food Standards Agency says.
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Hundreds of playgrounds scrapped

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 15:07

Hundreds of playground developments in England are being mothballed as the Department for Education cuts funding for them.
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Live - European Swimming Championships

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 14:40
related countries: Hungary Hungary

Fran Halsall takes gold in the women's 100m freestyle final on day three of swimming's European Championships in Hungary.
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New 'superbug' hits UK hospitals

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 13:14

Experts warn a new superbug that is resistant to even the most powerful antibiotics has entered UK hospitals.
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Big powers reject direct EU taxes

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 12:16
related countries: Austria Austria, Belgium Belgium, France France, Germany Germany
related places: Eu

France and Germany join the UK in rejecting direct EU taxation - but Austria and Belgium are more receptive.
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Unemployment dips to 2.46 million

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 10:39

The UK jobless number fell to 2.46 million in the three months to June, the biggest drop in three years, official figures show.
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Gerrard hails England's new breed

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 9:44
related countries: Hungary Hungary

Captain Steven Gerrard hopes the young players can revive England as he prepares for a rough ride by the fans in Wednesday's friendly against Hungary.
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Simmonds leads Britain to one-two

Tuesday, August 10th 2010, 16:24

Britain's Lizzie Simmonds and Gemma Spofforth win gold and silver in the 200m backstroke at the European Championships, while Liam Tancock takes bronze in the 100m backstroke.
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Holidaymakers' caution hits TUI

Tuesday, August 10th 2010, 15:59

Shares in Europe's biggest travel operator TUI Travel fall sharply after caution among UK holidaymakers hits trade.
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Archaeologists dig 'oldest house'

Tuesday, August 10th 2010, 14:53

Archaeologists are claiming to have discovered the oldest house in Britain.
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I would boo England, says Gerrard

Tuesday, August 10th 2010, 13:46
related countries: Hungary Hungary

Steven Gerrard admits he would probably boo England in Wednesday's friendly against Hungary if he was a fan.
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Export rise cuts UK trade deficit

Tuesday, August 10th 2010, 9:49

The UK's trade deficit narrowed in June by more than expected after exports rose sharply on the previous month, figures show.
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French and UK utilities in tie-up

Tuesday, August 10th 2010, 7:11
related countries: France France

International Power agrees a tie-up with French utility GDF Suez, bringing to an end months of negotiations between the two.
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Police chase boy killed by train

Monday, August 9th 2010, 22:37
related places: London

A teenager is killed by a train in north London moments after fleeing a car being chased by police.
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Court delays 'damaging children'

Monday, August 9th 2010, 16:53

Charity Barnardo's calls for time limits on courts in England and Wales to issue care orders, because children at risk of abuse are being "damaged".
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Strauss pleased to maintain run

Monday, August 9th 2010, 16:01
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Skipper Andrew Strauss is delighted as England beat Pakistan to take a 2-0 series lead with their sixth successive Test victory.
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Live - European Swimming Ch'ships

Monday, August 9th 2010, 14:46
related countries: Hungary Hungary

Day one of swimming's European Championships in Hungary sees Hannah Miley win a superb gold medal in the women's 400m individual medley.
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Capello seeks mental improvement

Monday, August 9th 2010, 14:26

England boss Fabio Capello says he hopes to "improve the minds" of his players for the team's Euro 2012 qualifying campaign.
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England complete comfortable win

Monday, August 9th 2010, 13:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Edgbaston

England beat Pakistan by nine wickets in the second Test at Edgbaston to take a 2-0 lead in the four-match series.
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UK toddlers killed in Spain crash

Monday, August 9th 2010, 13:31
related countries: Spain Spain

Two British toddlers have been killed and their mother injured in a car crash in northern Spain, local police say.
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Live - England v Pakistan

Monday, August 9th 2010, 9:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Edgbaston

England reach lunch on 71-1 needing a further 47 to win the second Test against Pakistan at Edgbaston.
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Eastwood plea over Film Council

Monday, August 9th 2010, 9:35

Oscar-winning film star Clint Eastwood writes to Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne appealing not to axe the UK Film Council.
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NI man is killed in Afghanistan

Monday, August 9th 2010, 8:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A father of four from Northern Ireland has been shot dead in Helmand in Afghanistan.
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Woods questions Ryder Cup place

Monday, August 9th 2010, 7:24

Tiger Woods raises doubts about his participation in October's Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor in Wales after enduring his worst finish as a professional.
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Couple murdered on Pakistan trip

Sunday, August 8th 2010, 19:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Birmingham

A couple from Birmingham are murdered on a trip to Pakistan to settle a dispute about an arranged marriage.
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Defender Brown quits England duty

Sunday, August 8th 2010, 19:34

Wes Brown follows Paul Robinson in announcing his retirement from international duty with England.
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Pakistan rally frustrates England

Sunday, August 8th 2010, 18:11
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Zulqarnain Haider and Saeed Ajmal score remarkable fifties as Pakistan fight back brilliantly against England on day three of the second Test, raising hope of an unlikely victory.
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No 10 rejects child milk cut idea

Sunday, August 8th 2010, 15:57

Downing Street rejects the suggestion by a health minister that a UK-wide scheme offering free milk for under-fives could be cut.
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Historian Tony Judt dies aged 62

Sunday, August 8th 2010, 14:50
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

The British historian Tony Judt, known for challenging Israel to accept Arabs as equal citizens, has died in the US
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England appoint ex-Australia boss

Sunday, August 8th 2010, 14:45
related countries: Australia Australia

England appoint former Australia coach John Buchanan as a consultant to help them work out a plan to win this winter's Ashes series in Australia.
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Tributes paid to killed UK doctor

Sunday, August 8th 2010, 13:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The family and fiance of British doctor Karen Woo, who was killed with nine colleagues in Afghanistan, say she was "loving and caring" and a "true hero".
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Wanted man held over 2003 murders

Sunday, August 8th 2010, 11:37
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: London

One of Scotland Yard's most wanted men is arrested in Bangladesh in connection with a double murder in London in 2003, police say.
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Live - England v Pakistan

Sunday, August 8th 2010, 9:47
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Edgbaston

Pakistan end day three of the second Test on 291-9 in their second innings, leading England by 112 runs at Edgbaston.
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Cardinal attacks US over Megrahi

Sunday, August 8th 2010, 9:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lockerbie

The leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland criticises the US over reaction to the release of the Lockerbie bomber.
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Robinson quits international duty

Sunday, August 8th 2010, 8:12
related countries: Hungary Hungary

Goalkeeper Paul Robinson retires from England duty just hours after being named in the squad for Wednesday's friendly with Hungary.
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Capello sorry for England debacle

Saturday, August 7th 2010, 22:58

Fabio Capello apologises for England's dismal World Cup and insists he will fight to turn things around.
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Zardari ends UK visit with rally

Saturday, August 7th 2010, 19:52
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Birmingham

Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari ends his UK visit with a rally in Birmingham, while his son appeals for flood relief donations.
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Uncapped trio in England overhaul

Saturday, August 7th 2010, 19:51
related countries: Hungary Hungary

England call up the uncapped trio of Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs and Bobby Zamora as only 10 of the 23-man World Cup squad return for Wednesday's friendly against Hungary.
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Shot UK medical worker identified

Saturday, August 7th 2010, 18:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British aid worker who was among 10 people killed by gunmen in a remote part of north-east Afghanistan is named as Dr Karen Woo.
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England on top despite Ajmal haul

Saturday, August 7th 2010, 18:17
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Edgbaston

Saeed Ajmal takes 5-82 but Pakistan, still 160 runs behind England with nine second-innings wickets in hand, face a monumental task to save the second Test with three days remaining.
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England dominate hapless Pakistan

Friday, August 6th 2010, 17:07
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's decision to bat first backfires spectacularly as they are bowled out for 72 by England on day one of the second Test.
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RBS sees leap in pre-tax profit

Friday, August 6th 2010, 6:14

Royal Bank of Scotland, which is 84%-owned by the taxpayer, reports a profit of £1.14bn for the first half of the year.
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Database of children switched off

Friday, August 6th 2010, 1:00

A controversial database of children's records designed to aid child protection in England is being switched off.
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Cadbury boost for Kraft profits

Thursday, August 5th 2010, 21:09
related places: Cadbury

Food giant Kraft reports healthy first quarter profit, helped by its purchase of UK confectionery maker Cadbury.
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Pakistan drop wicketkeeper Akmal

Thursday, August 5th 2010, 19:58
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Edgbaston

Pakistan wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal is dropped for the second Test against England, while ex-skipper Mohammad Yousuf will not play.
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Bank keeps interest rates on hold

Thursday, August 5th 2010, 12:39

The Bank of England votes to keep interest rates on hold at 0.5% amid concerns over the strength of the economic recovery.
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Rape charge pianist leaves shows

Thursday, August 5th 2010, 10:48
related countries: Russia Russia, Thailand Thailand
related places: Edinburgh, London

A Russian pianist accused of raping a 14-year-old boy in Thailand pulls out of concerts planned for Edinburgh and London.
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'97 UK descendants' of cloned cow

Thursday, August 5th 2010, 2:54

The cloned cow whose calves entered the UK food chain could have scores of descendants here, records suggest.
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Friend or foe? Battle to win Afghan trust

Wednesday, August 4th 2010, 21:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Battle

As British forces continue to advance through the Taliban's Helmand stronghold, winning the trust of the Afghan people is proving just as testing a battle.
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US man 'tried to aid al-Shabaab'

Wednesday, August 4th 2010, 20:16
related countries: Somalia Somalia, United States United States
related places: Chicago

A Chicago man is accused of seeking to join Somali hardline Islamist group al-Shabaab, which the US and UK consider a terror organisation.
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More clone-linked beef 'consumed'

Wednesday, August 4th 2010, 18:30

Meat from a second cloned cow's offspring has entered the UK's food chain, according to the Food Standards Agency.
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Hughes attacks Cameron homes plan

Wednesday, August 4th 2010, 16:35
related places: Cameron

Deputy Lib Dem leader Simon Hughes fires a warning shot at David Cameron over plans to end "council houses for life" in England.
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UK music 'bucked downward trend'

Wednesday, August 4th 2010, 15:18

The recorded and live music business in the UK registered growth in 2009, according to a new report.
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Beef linked to cloned cow 'eaten'

Wednesday, August 4th 2010, 15:10

Meat from a cloned cow's offspring entered the UK food chain from a farm in the Highlands, but officials say there are no safety concerns.
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Premier League plans free schools

Wednesday, August 4th 2010, 13:41

England's football Premier League is considering how it might set up its own education system under the government's free schools policy.
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'Star' portraitist gets showcase

Wednesday, August 4th 2010, 10:52

Thomas Lawrence is celebrated this autumn in the first UK exhibition devoted to the 19th Century painter since 1979.
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Ofcom raises Sky movie concerns

Wednesday, August 4th 2010, 9:34

UK media regulator Ofcom refers the market for pay-TV movies to the Competition Commission, amid concerns Sky is too powerful.
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League takes some England blame

Wednesday, August 4th 2010, 7:52

The Premier League is only partly to blame for England's World Cup failure, chief executive Richard Scudamore claims.
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Deficit is key, say PM and Clegg

Tuesday, August 3rd 2010, 8:30

The prime minister and his deputy write a joint letter to cabinet colleagues to remind them that reducing the deficit is the "most urgent issue facing Britain".
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Pakistan president due in London

Tuesday, August 3rd 2010, 7:20
related places: London

Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari is to arrive in London later amid domestic fury over comments made by Prime Minister David Cameron.
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Pakistan president due in London

Tuesday, August 3rd 2010, 7:20
related places: London

Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari is to arrive in London later amid domestic fury over comments made by Prime Minister David Cameron.
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Deficit is key, say PM and Clegg

Tuesday, August 3rd 2010, 7:18

The prime minister and his deputy write a joint letter to cabinet colleagues to remind them that reducing the deficit is the "most urgent issue facing Britain".
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Pakistan's president in UK visit

Tuesday, August 3rd 2010, 5:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The president of Pakistan is to arrive in the UK on Tuesday amidst a diplomatic row between the two countries.
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Pakistan's president in UK visit

Tuesday, August 3rd 2010, 5:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The president of Pakistan is to arrive in the UK on Tuesday amidst a diplomatic row between the two countries.
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Christmas already at London store

Tuesday, August 3rd 2010, 0:12
related places: London

The festive season has come even earlier to London's Oxford Street, with the opening of a Christmas shop at department store Selfridges.
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HSBC sees profits double to $11bn

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 22:13

The UK's biggest bank, HSBC, says its profits doubled in the first half of the year to $11.1bn (£7bn).
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HSBC sees profits double to $11bn

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 22:13

The UK's biggest bank, HSBC, says its profits doubled in the first half of the year to $11.1bn (£7bn).
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Monday, August 2nd 2010, 20:19
related places: Lockerbie

Scotland's first minister again denies that the Lockerbie bomber was released due to pressure from oil company BP.
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Oak moth prompts asthma warning

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 16:03

The public is warned of health risks posed by the oak moth 'pest' that has invaded trees in the UK
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Afghan operation reaches Saidabad

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 15:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

British forces enter the town of Saidabad, in the Nad Ali district of Helmand province, in an offensive to rid the area of insurgents.
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Afghan operation reaches Saidabad

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 15:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

British forces enter the town of Saidabad, in the Nad Ali district of Helmand province, in an offensive to rid the area of insurgents.
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UK charities launch flood appeals

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 13:48
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

British aid agencies launch appeals after 27,000 people are left stranded in Pakistan by the worst floods there in 80 years.
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UK charities launch flood appeals

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 13:48
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

British aid agencies launch appeals after 27,000 people are left stranded in Pakistan by the worst floods there in 80 years.
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Peak project

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 10:00
related countries: Austria Austria

British sculptor's figures erected in the Austrian Alps
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Peak project

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 10:00
related countries: Austria Austria

British sculptor's figures erected in the Austrian Alps
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Marine and soldier die in Helmand

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 9:41
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two UK servicemen have been killed in separate incidents in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says. Next of kin have been informed.
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Marine and soldier die in Helmand

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 9:41
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two UK servicemen have been killed in separate incidents in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says. Next of kin have been informed.
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Probe into cloned cow milk claim

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 6:42

The Food Standards Agency is investigating reports that milk from a cloned cow's offspring is on sale in the UK.
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Probe into cloned cow milk claim

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 6:42

The Food Standards Agency is investigating reports that milk from a cloned cow's offspring is on sale in the UK.
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Hundreds of healthy dogs put down

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 0:55

Battersea animal shelter says it is having to put down a growing number of dogs, many of them healthy but too aggressive to be rehomed.
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