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Awards double for Valentine band

Friday, July 30th 2010, 10:43

Welsh rock band Bullet For My Valentine scoop two prizes at this year's Kerrang! Awards, including best British group for the third year running.
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Awards double for Valentine band

Friday, July 30th 2010, 10:43

Welsh rock band Bullet For My Valentine scoop two prizes at this year's Kerrang! Awards, including best British group for the third year running.
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Sale of EDF's UK networks agreed

Friday, July 30th 2010, 9:50
related countries: France France, Hong Kong Hong Kong

A consortium headed by Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-Shing agrees to buy the UK networks of French power group EDF for £5.8bn ($9.1bn).
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Sale of EDF's UK networks agreed

Friday, July 30th 2010, 9:50
related countries: France France, Hong Kong Hong Kong

A consortium headed by Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-Shing agrees to buy the UK networks of French power group EDF for £5.8bn ($9.1bn).
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Live - England v Pakistan

Friday, July 30th 2010, 9:27
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Mohammad Asif completes a five-wicket haul as England collapse to 354 all out on day two at Trent Bridge.
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London saddles up for bike scheme

Friday, July 30th 2010, 8:34
related places: London

A bike hire scheme designed to encourage thousands more cycle journeys in central London begins.
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MoD 'to pay for Trident renewal'

Friday, July 30th 2010, 2:32

The chancellor says the MoD, not the Treasury, will have to pay the £20bn cost of renewing the UK's nuclear deterrent, putting further pressure on the defence budget.
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Lockerbie inquiry 'may visit UK'

Friday, July 30th 2010, 0:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lockerbie

The US senator, who is to chair a congressional inquiry into the Lockerbie bomber release, tells the BBC he may send investigators to the UK.
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Morgan stars as England dominate

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 18:06
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Eoin Morgan makes a superb maiden Test century as England reach an imposing 331-4 after day one of the first Test against Pakistan at Trent Bridge.
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Fugitive tycoon Nadir seeks bail

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 16:24
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Fugitive Polly Peck tycoon Asil Nadir, who fled to northern Cyprus in 1993, begins a legal bid to be granted bail ahead of a UK theft trial.
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Live - European Championships day three

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 16:01

Britain's Phillips Idowu takes triple jump gold as Martyn Bernard wins high jump bronze at the European Championships in Barcelona.
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Fugitive tycoon Nadir seeks bail

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 14:59

Fugitive Polly Peck tycoon Asil Nadir, who fled to northern Cyprus in 1993, begins a legal bid to be granted bail ahead of a UK theft trial.
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Cameron defends Pakistan comments

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 11:53
related countries: India India

David Cameron says it is important to "speak frankly" after criticism of his comments about Pakistan's record on tackling terrorism.
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House price inflation eases again

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 10:35

UK house prices fell 0.5% in July, the Nationwide says, cutting the annual rate of house price inflation to 6.6% from 8.7%.
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Review warns of 60,000 job cuts

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 10:24

Up to 60,000 people working in the public sector in Scotland could lose their jobs, according to an independent review commissioned by ministers.
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Review warns of 60,000 job cuts

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 10:24

Up to 60,000 people working in the public sector in Scotland could lose their jobs, according to an independent review commissioned by ministers.
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Rise in parental child abductions

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 1:38

A growing number of children in Britain are being abducted by a parent and taken overseas, the Foreign Office says.
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Doomed 1848 ship found in Arctic

Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 20:34
related countries: Canada Canada

Canadian archaeologists locate the wreck of HMS Investigator, a British ship abandoned in the Arctic in the 19th Century.
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UK PM's Pakistan 'terror' warning

Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 17:57
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

British PM David Cameron warns Pakistan not to have any relationship with groups that "promote the export of terror".
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Live - European Championships day two

Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 16:21

Britain's Dwain Chambers aims to become European 100m champion with six more gold medals up for grabs at the European Championships in Barcelona.
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Gove open to atheist-run schools

Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 15:14

Prominent atheists such as Richard Dawkins could set up their own 'free schools' in England, Education Secretary Michael Gove has said.
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P&G in London 2012 Olympics deal

Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 13:48

Consumer products giant Procter & Gamble becomes the 11th big firm to sign an Olympics sponsorship deal covering London 2012.
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Cameron launches India trade push

Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 12:41
related countries: India India

David Cameron begins a two-day visit to India with the aim of strengthening relations and creating jobs back in Britain.
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Profits rise 98% at British Gas

Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 11:29

British Gas profits almost double as the energy supplier benefits from rising customer numbers and last winter's cold weather.
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Schoolboy hailed as 'next Picasso'

Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 10:03

A British schoolboy has stunned the art world by producing paintings that look like Picasso's.
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Strong British showing at Toronto

Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 9:09

Movies starring British actors including James McAvoy and Keira Knightley will premiere at this year's Toronto film festival.
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Neeson condemns Film Council axe

Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 8:38

The A-Team star Liam Neeson calls the government's decision to axe the UK Film Council 'deplorable'.
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A-Team stars hit London red carpet

Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 21:31
related places: London

The stars of the A-Team movie have hit the red carpet at the London premiere. The BBC's Lizo Mzimba caught up with Liam Neeson, Sharlto Copley, Bradley Cooper and Jessica Biel.
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Farah storms to Euro 10,000m gold

Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 19:46

Britain's Mo Farah wins 10,000m gold at the European Athletics Championships in Barcelona, with compatriot Chris Thompson taking silver.
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Indians on 'special relationship' with UK

Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 19:01
related countries: India India

British prime minister David Cameron has called for a new special relationship with India. It was once once part of the British empire, but is now one of the world's fastest growing economies.
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Bosnian's UK extradition blocked

Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 16:44
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
related places: London

The extradition of former acting Bosnian president Ejup Ganic, who is accused of war crimes in Serbia, is blocked at a London court.
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Live - European Championships day one

Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 16:39

Britain's Mo Farah wins 10,000m gold and Chris Thompson takes silver while Dwain Chambers and Phillips Idowu progress at the European Championships in Barcelona.
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Boys lose rape convictions appeal

Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 16:11
related places: London

Two boys found guilty of attempting to rape an eight-year-old girl in London lose their appeal against their convictions.
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Countdown excites Olympic stars

Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 15:07
related countries: United States United States

Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy says the London 2012 Games have taken a step closer to reality after becoming the first person to ride in the velodrome.
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'Friendly fire' UK death inquiry

Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 14:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier killed in an explosion in Afghanistan may have been the victim of so-called friendly fire, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Cameron says Gaza 'a prison camp'

Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 13:40
related countries: Gaza Strip Gaza Strip, Turkey Turkey

UK Prime Minister David Cameron condemns the blockade on the Gaza Strip during a visit to Turkey, describing the territory as a "prison camp".
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Leigh attacks Film Council axing

Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 9:11

British director Mike Leigh calls the Department for Culture, Media and Sport's decision to axe the UK Film Council "totally out of order".
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Activists close down BP stations

Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 8:52
related places: London

BP filling stations across London are shut down by environmental activists protesting about the company's energy policies.
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Live - Two years to London 2012

Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 7:20
related places: London

Olympic stars, officials and volunteers take part in a day of events to mark two years to the start of the Games in London.
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Pakistani visa control 'failings'

Tuesday, July 27th 2010, 1:11
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Visa controls for applicants from Pakistan who want to settle in the UK failed to protect the UK's border, a watchdog says.
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UK 'misled' on broadband speeds

Monday, July 26th 2010, 23:44

The majority of people using broadband are not getting the speed they are paying for, research by the regulator Ofcom suggests.
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Radical police shake-up outlined

Monday, July 26th 2010, 17:51

Elected police commissioners and a new National Crime Agency are among the plans unveiled by Home Secretary Theresa May.
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Court action over Congo minerals

Monday, July 26th 2010, 17:14
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Legal action has been launched against the UK government for allegedly failing to refer companies trading in Congo "conflict minerals" for UN sanctions.
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Monday, July 26th 2010, 15:46

The union representing British Airways cabin crew plans to take it to court to regain staff's lost travel concessions.
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UK Film Council to be abolished

Monday, July 26th 2010, 14:51

The UK Film Council is to be axed as part of a cost-cutting drive by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
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Rape anonymity pledge is dropped

Monday, July 26th 2010, 14:29

The law will not be changed to grant anonymity to men accused of rape in England and Wales, the government confirms.
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Fast-track deportation 'unlawful'

Monday, July 26th 2010, 12:28

The fast-track deportation of foreign nationals refused permission to remain in the UK is declared unlawful by the High Court.
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UK 'laments' Afghan records leak

Monday, July 26th 2010, 11:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The government "laments" the leak of documents allegedly revealing cases of Afghan civilians killed by UK troops, Downing Street says.
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Pace to buy US broadband company

Monday, July 26th 2010, 9:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pace

UK set-top box maker Pace is to buy US broadband technology firm 2Wire for $475m.
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1948 Olympic cyclist sees 2012 site

Monday, July 26th 2010, 6:57

Tommy Godwin, a British medal-winning cyclist from the 1948 Olympics, tours the London 2012 velodrome with the BBC's Sophie Raworth.
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French find love for cricket

Monday, July 26th 2010, 5:35
related countries: France France

For centuries, the French have dismissed cricket as a sport for English eccentrics and people from countries which were once part of the British Empire. But the sport is now gaining ground in France.
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Private university to be created

Sunday, July 25th 2010, 23:17

The UK's first new private sector university college for more than 30 years is being announced by the universities minister.
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X Factor hopefuls 'damage hotel'

Sunday, July 25th 2010, 15:51
related places: London

Police are called to a London hotel after X Factor contestants who were staying there damaged property.
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Salmond: 'Release Megrahi files'

Sunday, July 25th 2010, 13:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lockerbie

The Scottish first minister calls on the UK and US governments to publish all of their documents relating to the release of the Lockerbie bomber.
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Britons describe German stampede

Sunday, July 25th 2010, 12:09
related countries: Germany Germany

British festival-goers describe the horrors of a stampede at a dance music festival in Germany in which 19 people were killed.
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Former UK PM calls for 'African century'

Saturday, July 24th 2010, 22:25

Former UK PM Gordon Brown says the development of Africa is vital for the world economy, as African leaders gather for a summit.
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Brown expresses regret over banks

Saturday, July 24th 2010, 20:41

Gordon Brown says he wished his government had spotted the UK's financial crisis earlier, in his first interview since leaving Downing Street.
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MacAskill rejects Lockerbie plea

Saturday, July 24th 2010, 13:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lockerbie

Scottish justice secretary Kenny MacAskill again refuses to attend a US senate hearing over the release of the Lockerbie bomber.
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Senator makes plea over Lockerbie

Saturday, July 24th 2010, 8:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lockerbie

A senior US senator urges the Scottish government to reconsider its decision not to attend a US hearing into the Lockerbie bomber's release.
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In pictures

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 23:51

The colourful world of the UK's endangered butterflies
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UK economic growth jumps to 1.1%

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 19:04

The UK's economy grew at a faster-than-expected pace of 1.1% in the April to June period, official figures show.
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Skull collector

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 17:41

UK case highlights the global illegal trade in endangered species
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Goodbye to Empire

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 15:28

The rituals that marked Britain's colonial exit
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Trafigura found guilty on waste

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 14:19
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A Dutch court finds multinational firm Trafigura guilty of illegally exporting toxic waste from the Dutch port of Amsterdam to Ivory Coast.
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Eriksson wants Premier League job

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 8:57
related places: Fulham

Sven-Goran Eriksson, who has been heavily linked with the managerial vacancy at Fulham, is keen to work in England again, says his agent.
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Health gap 'wider than 1930s'

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 1:30

The health inequality gap in Britain is greater than it was during the post-World War I slump and the Great Depression, a study suggests.
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Lockerbie hearing invite declined

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 1:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lockerbie

Scottish ministers and officials will not attend a US Senate hearing about the circumstances surrounding the release of the Lockerbie bomber.
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Cambridge rejects A-level reforms

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 0:30

Cambridge University criticises government proposals to bring back more traditional A-levels in England.
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Spy swap Russian wants to go home

Thursday, July 22nd 2010, 22:42
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian nuclear expert freed from prison and sent to the UK in a spy swap says he wants to return home.
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UK to end 'political prosecution'

Thursday, July 22nd 2010, 18:38

The UK plans to make it harder for private individuals to secure arrest warrants against visiting foreign dignitaries accused of serious crimes.
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Paramilitary admits 1992 murder

Thursday, July 22nd 2010, 14:32

A former paramilitary admits murdering a British Army recruitment officer in Derby 18 years ago.
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Major Da Vinci display is planned

Thursday, July 22nd 2010, 11:46

A major Leonardo Da Vinci exhibition is to be staged in the UK for the first time next year.
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Two soldiers die in Afghan rescue

Thursday, July 22nd 2010, 9:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two British soldiers are shot dead in Afghanistan while trying to rescue a wounded colleague in a "courageous and selfless act".
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Schools and museums vie for prize

Thursday, July 22nd 2010, 0:45

Two schools and three major museums are among the buildings up for this year's Royal Institute of British Architects (Riba) Stirling Prize.
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Cameron criticised over WWII slip

Wednesday, July 21st 2010, 23:07
related countries: Germany Germany

David Cameron is criticised after saying the UK was the "junior partner" in the allied fight against Germany in 1940.
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Cameron denies Afghan confusion

Wednesday, July 21st 2010, 18:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

David Cameron denies sending "mixed messages" over plans to withdraw British troops from Afghanistan by 2015.
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Afghan exit 'could start in 2011'

Wednesday, July 21st 2010, 5:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The withdrawal of British troops from Afghanistan could start as early as next year, says Prime Minister David Cameron.
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Senators call for Lockerbie probe

Wednesday, July 21st 2010, 5:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lockerbie

A group of US senators repeat calls for an inquiry into the release of the Lockerbie bomber after meeting UK Prime Minister David Cameron.
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Bomber release 'not BP's fault'

Wednesday, July 21st 2010, 2:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lockerbie

UK Prime Minister David Cameron insists BP should not be blamed for the "completely wrong" decision to release the Lockerbie bomber.
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HIV rate 'soars' among over 50s

Wednesday, July 21st 2010, 0:52

There has been a substantial increase in the number of older people in the UK catching HIV, latest figures reveal.
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BA crew reject latest pay offer

Tuesday, July 20th 2010, 23:20

The union representing British Airways cabin crew calls for fresh talks after staff reject the airline's latest pay offer.
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Iraq war 'raised terror threat'

Tuesday, July 20th 2010, 22:44
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The ex-MI5 chief Baroness Manningham-Buller says Iraq posed only a "very limited" threat to the UK - but the war increased the threat from terrorism.
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Tuesday, July 20th 2010, 19:19
related countries: United States United States

US President Barack Obama declares his country's relationship with the UK "truly special", following a meeting with Prime Minister David Cameron.
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Parliament Sq protesters evicted

Tuesday, July 20th 2010, 6:49
related places: London

Peace protesters who have been camping in Parliament Square since May are evicted.
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Crime fight 'at risk from cuts'

Tuesday, July 20th 2010, 6:46

Large cuts to police budgets could harm the ability of forces in England and Wales to combat crime, says the police watchdog.
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UK author gets bail in Singapore

Tuesday, July 20th 2010, 4:24
related countries: Singapore Singapore

The British author of a book about Singapore's use of the death penalty is freed on bail pending trial for defamation.
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Crime victims are 'poor relation'

Tuesday, July 20th 2010, 0:26

The first commissioner for victims of crime in England and Wales says the criminal justice system is treating them as a poor relation and afterthought.
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Final Fromelles soldier reburied

Monday, July 19th 2010, 17:50
related countries: Aruba Aruba, France France

The last of 250 British and Australian WWI troops recovered from mass graves has been reburied in France.
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BP shares fall on new leak fears

Monday, July 19th 2010, 17:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

Shares in BP are one of the heaviest fallers on the London stock market as US officials fear oil may be seeping again.
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Liverpool win race to sign Cole

Monday, July 19th 2010, 13:08
related places: Chelsea, Cole, Liverpool

Liverpool sign England midfielder Joe Cole on a four-year deal - subject to a medical - following his release by Chelsea.
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UK author arrested in Singapore

Monday, July 19th 2010, 10:06
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Singapore police arrest the British author of a book about the city-state's use of the death penalty for 'criminal defamation'.
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Protest over school building cuts

Monday, July 19th 2010, 8:13

School staff and pupils are to join a Westminster rally over the axing of England's school rebuilding scheme.
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Afghan pull-out date reconfirmed

Sunday, July 18th 2010, 22:16
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The government restates a target of removing UK troops from Afghanistan by 2014 and announces a major boost in aid spending for the country.
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Three dead servicemen identified

Sunday, July 18th 2010, 19:20
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Three British servicemen killed in Afghanistan within 24 hours of each other are named by the Ministry of Defence.
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Oosthuizen strolls to Open triumph

Sunday, July 18th 2010, 18:20
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen turns the Open into a procession as he beats England's Lee Westwood by seven shots at St Andrews.
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Afghan aid boost to be announced

Sunday, July 18th 2010, 11:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Britain is to boost spending on aid projects in Afghanistan by 40%, while at the same time reviewing the amount it gives to other countries.
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Afghan aid boost to be announced

Sunday, July 18th 2010, 4:29
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Britain is to boost spending on aid projects in Afghanistan by 40%, while at the same time reviewing the amount it gives to other countries.
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Four UK forces deaths in 24 hours

Saturday, July 17th 2010, 22:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier from the Royal Logistic Corps is killed in Afghanistan - the fourth UK serviceman to die in 24 hours.
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Oosthuizen maintains lead in Open

Saturday, July 17th 2010, 20:23

South Africa's Louis Oosthuizen leads England's Paul Casey by four shots going into the final round at St Andrews.
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Live - The Open day three

Saturday, July 17th 2010, 18:57
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South African Louis Oosthuizen leads England's Paul Casey by four shots going into the final round of the Open at St Andrews.
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