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Papal visit focuses on education

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, September 17th 2010, 7:35

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 16:24

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

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

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

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 15:12

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

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

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

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 11:52

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

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 10:32

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

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

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

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 1:18

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

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 23:20

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

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

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

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 19:42

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

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 19:22

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

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

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

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 16:09

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

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

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

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 11:43

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

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 11:17

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

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 1:36

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

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 0:33

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

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 14:39

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

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 10:53

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

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 9:32

Top names from British cinema have been out in force at the Toronto International Film Festival.
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Special needs 'used too widely'

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 9:30

Thousands of pupils in England are being wrongly labelled as having special needs when all they require is better teaching, Ofsted says.
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Blair receives US Liberty Medal

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 2:59
related countries: United States United States

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is awarded the Liberty Medal, one of the top US private honours, for his role in the Northern Ireland peace process.
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Unions back joint action on cuts

Monday, September 13th 2010, 21:57

Union delegates have backed joint industrial action if "attacks" on jobs, pensions and public services go ahead.
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Briton in jail in Iraq - Amnesty

Monday, September 13th 2010, 16:30
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A British man is among tens of thousands of people imprisoned without charge in Iraq, according to an Amnesty International report.
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Blair: 'Determination' for Mid East peace

Monday, September 13th 2010, 15:40

Former UK Prime Minister and Special Envoy to the Middle East, Tony Blair, has said he is confident a peace deal can be reached between the Israelis and Palestinians.
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3D films boost box office by 8%

Monday, September 13th 2010, 14:07

3D films, such as Toy Story 3 and Alice in Wonderland, help boost UK cinema box-office ticket sales by 8% year on year.
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Ferguson has no Rooney concerns

Monday, September 13th 2010, 13:44

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says he has no concerns about playing Wayne Rooney in Tuesday's Champions League clash with Rangers.
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Tourist industry eyes new markets

Monday, September 13th 2010, 11:33
related countries: Brazil Brazil, China China

The number of tourists visiting the UK from emerging nations such as Brazil and China is set to jump, a report says.
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Big firm bonuses 'back to normal'

Monday, September 13th 2010, 8:52

Bonuses at Britain's largest listed companies are almost back at pre-financial crisis levels, according to a survey by business advisory firm Deloitte.
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Primark forecasts strong growth

Monday, September 13th 2010, 6:52

Clothing chain Primark continues to perform strongly and expects annual sales growth of 6%, owner Associated British Foods says.
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Alcohol first aid classes urged

Sunday, September 12th 2010, 23:24

The British Red Cross wants children to learn first aid as a survey suggests one in seven has been in an alcohol-related emergency.
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British troops 'smuggling heroin'

Sunday, September 12th 2010, 19:38
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Military police launch investigation into allegations that British soldiers may have trafficked heroin from Afghanistan.
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Strauss century helps England win

Sunday, September 12th 2010, 17:27
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Captain Andrew Strauss hits a century as England beat Pakistan by four wickets to take a 2-0 lead in the one-day international series.
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Catholicism 'not valued' - poll

Sunday, September 12th 2010, 13:38

Almost six in 10 Catholics say that their faith is not "generally valued" in British society, a poll commissioned by the BBC finds.
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Girl, 11, dies in boat incident

Sunday, September 12th 2010, 9:31
related places: London

An 11-year-old girl dies after being seriously injured at a watersports centre in west London.
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Soldier shot in Afghanistan named

Sunday, September 12th 2010, 8:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier who died in hospital from injuries he suffered in Afghanistan is named as Kingsman Darren Deady.
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Top tax man apologises over bills

Saturday, September 11th 2010, 18:41

The UK's top tax official says he is "deeply sorry" over tax-bill changes after his refusal to apologise sparks widespread anger.
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Anger as no apology on tax bills

Saturday, September 11th 2010, 15:14

The refusal of the UK's top tax official to apologise as millions of people face changes to their tax bill sparks anger.
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Tax boss: 'No need to say sorry'

Saturday, September 11th 2010, 13:51

The UK's top tax man says he has no need to apologise after taking the wrong amount of tax from six million people.
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Missionary freed from Gambia jail

Saturday, September 11th 2010, 12:20
related countries: The Gambia The Gambia

A Scottish man serving a jail sentence for sedition in the Gambia has been freed, the Foreign Office confirms.
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UK soldier dies from Afghan wound

Saturday, September 11th 2010, 10:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier has died in hospital from injuries he suffered in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Sex victims meet before Pope tour

Friday, September 10th 2010, 21:29

Men and women who say they were sexually abused as children by Catholic priests are to hold a conference ahead of the Pope's British visit.
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Strauss hails Davies contribution

Friday, September 10th 2010, 18:49
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

England captain Andrew Strauss praises the performance of opening batsman Steven Davies in the 24-run one-day international win over Pakistan.
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40,000 police jobs 'threatened'

Friday, September 10th 2010, 17:32

As many as 40,000 front-line police jobs may be at risk across England and Wales if funding cuts of 25% go ahead, the Police Federation says.
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Cyrus Cylinder is loaned to Iran

Friday, September 10th 2010, 15:00
related countries: Iran Iran

The British Museum settles a dispute with Iran's national museum over the loan of ancient Persian treasure the Cyrus Cylinder.
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Live - England v Pakistan

Friday, September 10th 2010, 8:58
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Durham

England hold off a late Pakistan flurry to win the first one-day international by 24 runs at Chester-le-Street.
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Beckham still hopeful on England

Friday, September 10th 2010, 7:34

Former England captain David Beckham has not ruled out playing international football again after speaking to national manager Fabio Capello.
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Parties unite over carriers fears

Thursday, September 9th 2010, 21:08

Scottish ministers and opposition politicians join forces in a bid to ensure the future of two Royal Navy aircraft carriers.
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UK 'blind' to black female acts

Thursday, September 9th 2010, 17:00

The chair of the Mercury Prize claims that black British female artists are being ignored by the British public.
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Bombed Iraqi car displayed in UK

Thursday, September 9th 2010, 15:41
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad, London

A car salvaged from the 2007 bombing of a historic Baghdad street book market in Baghdad, is going on display at the Imperial War Museum in London.
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Model politician

Thursday, September 9th 2010, 14:17

Ex-Miss Bolivia on why she has gone into politics
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Riaz to face police questioning

Thursday, September 9th 2010, 14:11
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan bowler Wahab Riaz will be questioned by Scotland Yard on 14 September in relation to allegations of corruption.
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Defence firm BAE cuts 1,000 jobs

Thursday, September 9th 2010, 13:29

BAE Systems announces it is to axe almost 1,000 jobs across the UK, with 740 to go from five sites in England.
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Toshack departs as Wales manager

Thursday, September 9th 2010, 12:34

John Toshack departs as Wales manager after a six-year reign with immediate effect by "mutual consent".
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UK interest rates remain at 0.5%

Thursday, September 9th 2010, 11:28

The Bank of England keeps UK interest rates on hold at a record low of 0.5% for the 18th consecutive month.
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British hostage freed in Pakistan

Thursday, September 9th 2010, 9:56
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: March

A British journalist held captive by militants in north-west Pakistan since March is released.
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Morgan to replace host Larry King

Wednesday, September 8th 2010, 22:48
related countries: United States United States

Former newspaper editor and Britain's Got Talent judge Piers will replace US TV presenter Larry King on the US network CNN, it is announced.
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Higgins cleared of fixing claims

Wednesday, September 8th 2010, 17:12
related places: London

John Higgins is cleared of all match-fixing allegations but admits bringing snooker into disrepute, resulting in a £75,000 fine and a ban until November.
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UK's Afghanistan envoy steps down

Wednesday, September 8th 2010, 11:47
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The UK's most senior diplomat in Afghanistan has stepped down with immediate effect, the Foreign Office says.
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Cine 'film eating' fungus threatens UK archives

Wednesday, September 8th 2010, 11:23

A fungus that 'eats' cine film threatens to irreversibly damage important film archive and record of British social history.
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UK moviegoers Exorcised by horror

Wednesday, September 8th 2010, 9:45
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Horror movie The Last Exorcism debuts at the top of the UK and Ireland box office, taking £1.1m in its opening weekend.
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SNP outlining government vision

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 23:06

Scottish ministers are setting out their final programme for government before next May's Holyrood election.
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Mercury Prize goes to trio The xx

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 22:35
related places: London

The xx beat late favourite Paul Weller to win this year's Mercury Prize for their debut album xx.
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Tube strike ends after 24 hours

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 21:09

The London Underground begins to return to normal after a 24-hour strike which saw millions of Londoners face long delays and severe disruptions.
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Rooney goal helps England beat Swiss

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 20:36
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

England striker Wayne Rooney scores to help his side beat Switzerland 3-1 in Basle in their Euro 2012 qualifier.
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England cruise to T20 series win

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 19:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Cardiff

England record their seventh successive victory in Twenty20 internationals and a 2-0 series win over Pakistan with an emphatic six-wicket victory in Cardiff.
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Live - Euro 2012 qualifiers

Tuesday, September 7th 2010, 17:37
related countries: Liechtenstein Liechtenstein, Switzerland Switzerland

England beat Switzerland 3-1 and Scotland host Liechtenstein as qualifying for Euro 2012 continues on a busy night of international football.
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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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