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From tour to tourism

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 0:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

What made this British soldier return to Afghanistan on holiday?
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From tour to tourism

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 0:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

What made this British soldier return to Afghanistan on holiday?
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Great Britain secure best Euro medal haul

Sunday, August 1st 2010, 20:38

Britain finish with a best-ever total of 19 medals at the European Championships as the 400m relay teams win silver and bronze, while long jumper Chris Tomlinson takes bronze in Barcelona.
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Great Britain secure best Euro medal haul

Sunday, August 1st 2010, 20:38

Britain finish with a best-ever total of 19 medals at the European Championships as the 400m relay teams win silver and bronze, while long jumper Chris Tomlinson takes bronze in Barcelona.
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Strauss wants consistent England

Sunday, August 1st 2010, 18:33
related countries: Australia Australia

Andrew Strauss calls for England to string together a consistent run of results as they gear up for the defence of the Ashes in Australia this winter.
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Strauss wants consistent England

Sunday, August 1st 2010, 18:33
related countries: Australia Australia

Andrew Strauss calls for England to string together a consistent run of results as they gear up for the defence of the Ashes in Australia this winter.
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Fresh talks to solve BA dispute

Sunday, August 1st 2010, 17:02

British Airways and the Unite union will hold further talks on Monday to try to prevent more strike action.
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Fresh talks to solve BA dispute

Sunday, August 1st 2010, 17:02

British Airways and the Unite union will hold further talks on Monday to try to prevent more strike action.
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Great Britain secure best Euro medal haul

Sunday, August 1st 2010, 16:57

Britain finish with a best-ever total of 19 medals at the European Championships as the 400m relay teams win silver and bronze, while long jumper Chris Tomlinson takes bronze in Barcelona.
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Live - European Championships day six

Sunday, August 1st 2010, 16:57

Britain's athletes look for medals on the last day in Barcelona with long jumper Chris Tomlinson, 1500m star Lisa Dobriskey and the 400m relay teams in action.
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Osborne wants banks to lend more

Sunday, August 1st 2010, 16:40

The chancellor warns UK banks they need to start increasing their lending to businesses, as a number of banks prepare to announce major profits.
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Police dismiss 'Sarah's Law' fear

Sunday, August 1st 2010, 12:59

Police dismiss fears that a scheme that allows parents to check if someone is a sex offender could lead to vigilante attacks, as the pilot is expanded.
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Police dismiss 'Sarah's Law' fear

Sunday, August 1st 2010, 12:59

Police dismiss fears that a scheme that allows parents to check if someone is a sex offender could lead to vigilante attacks, as the pilot is expanded.
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Ruthless England wrap up victory

Sunday, August 1st 2010, 12:08
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

James Anderson completes his first 10-wicket haul in international cricket as England romp to a 354-run victory in the first Test against Pakistan.
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Ruthless England wrap up victory

Sunday, August 1st 2010, 12:08
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

James Anderson completes his first 10-wicket haul in international cricket as England romp to a 354-run victory in the first Test against Pakistan.
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Two quizzed on parcel sent to MI6

Sunday, August 1st 2010, 9:53
related places: London

Two men are still being questioned after a suspect package was sent to MI6 headquarters in London.
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Two quizzed on parcel sent to MI6

Sunday, August 1st 2010, 9:53
related places: London

Two men are still being questioned after a suspect package was sent to MI6 headquarters in London.
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Pakistan leader heading to Europe

Sunday, August 1st 2010, 3:13

Pakistan's president is due in Europe later for a trip that will take in the UK, amid tensions over David Cameron's terrorism comments.
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Pakistan leader heading to Europe

Sunday, August 1st 2010, 3:13

Pakistan's president is due in Europe later for a trip that will take in the UK, amid tensions over David Cameron's terrorism comments.
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Child Trust Fund payments to drop

Sunday, August 1st 2010, 2:01

Babies born this weekend will be last in the UK to receive the full payment to Child Trust Funds, as the scheme's phasing out begins.
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Prior revels in England pressure

Saturday, July 31st 2010, 21:09
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Matt Prior says the pressure he faced at Trent Bridge spurred him on to a century that put England on the brink of victory against Pakistan.
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Prior revels in England pressure

Saturday, July 31st 2010, 21:09
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Matt Prior says the pressure he faced at Trent Bridge spurred him on to a century that put England on the brink of victory against Pakistan.
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Prior guides England towards win

Saturday, July 31st 2010, 18:53
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

England are on course for a resounding win in the first Test after an unbeaten century from Matt Prior and three early wickets in Pakistan's second innings.
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Prior guides England towards win

Saturday, July 31st 2010, 18:53
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

England are on course for a resounding win in the first Test after an unbeaten century from Matt Prior and three early wickets in Pakistan's second innings.
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Live - European Championships day five

Saturday, July 31st 2010, 16:01

Britain's Jessica Ennis becomes European heptathlon champion, Dai Greene wins 400m hurdles gold, while Michael Rimmer and Rhys Williams take silver in Barcelona.
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Live - European Championships day five

Saturday, July 31st 2010, 16:01

Britain's Jessica Ennis becomes European heptathlon champion, Mo Farah makes it a long-distance double and Dai Greene wins 400m hurdles gold in Barcelona.
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UK troops 'uncover bomb factory'

Saturday, July 31st 2010, 15:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

British troops targeting a Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan have found a cache of bomb-making equipment, the Ministry of Defence says.
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UK troops 'uncover bomb factory'

Saturday, July 31st 2010, 15:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

British troops targeting a Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan have found a cache of bomb-making equipment, the Ministry of Defence says.
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'Progress' in new Afghan mission

Saturday, July 31st 2010, 13:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

British forces are said to be consolidating their hold on ground seized in a Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan.
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'Progress' in new Afghan mission

Saturday, July 31st 2010, 13:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

British forces are said to be consolidating their hold on ground seized in a Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan.
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Pakistan protest over PM comments

Saturday, July 31st 2010, 10:23
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani intelligence officials cancel a visit to Britain in protest at comments made by David Cameron about Pakistan's alleged links to terror.
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Pakistan protest over PM comments

Saturday, July 31st 2010, 10:23
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani intelligence officials cancel a visit to Britain in protest at comments made by David Cameron about Pakistan's alleged links to terror.
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Live - England v Pakistan

Saturday, July 31st 2010, 9:28
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

England take their lead past 300 after tea on day three of the first Test against Pakistan at Trent Bridge.
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Live - England v Pakistan

Saturday, July 31st 2010, 9:28
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

England take three Pakistan wickets after setting the tourists a record 435 to win on day three of the first Test at Trent Bridge.
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England friendly angers Redknapp

Saturday, July 31st 2010, 8:38
related countries: Hungary Hungary

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp lambasts the timing of England's forthcoming friendly against Hungary.
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Picking up Penguins

Friday, July 30th 2010, 17:42

British publisher marks 75 years in books
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Picking up Penguins

Friday, July 30th 2010, 17:42

British publisher marks 75 years in books
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Immigrant worker limit criticised

Friday, July 30th 2010, 17:31
related places: London

Government plans to limit the number of skilled foreign workers allowed into the UK are criticised by the Lord Mayor of London.
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Anderson puts England in command

Friday, July 30th 2010, 16:52
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Birthday boy James Anderson produces a superb bowling display to put England on top in the first Test against Pakistan at Trent Bridge.
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Anderson puts England in command

Friday, July 30th 2010, 16:52
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Birthday boy James Anderson produces a superb bowling display to put England on top in the first Test against Pakistan at Trent Bridge.
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European Championships day four as it happened

Friday, July 30th 2010, 16:00

Andy Turner wins 110m hurdles gold and Britain pick up two silvers and three bronzes, while Jessica Ennis impresses in the heptathlon in Barcelona.
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Live - European Championships day four

Friday, July 30th 2010, 16:00

Jessica Ennis continues her heptathlon campaign while British athletes go for a hatful of medals on day four in Barcelona.
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Immigrant worker limit criticised

Friday, July 30th 2010, 15:07
related places: London

Government plans to limit the number of skilled foreign workers allowed into the UK are criticised by the Lord Mayor of London.
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London saddles up for bike scheme

Friday, July 30th 2010, 13:58
related places: London

A bike hire scheme designed to encourage thousands more cycle journeys in central London begins.
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UK soldiers push to clear Taliban

Friday, July 30th 2010, 12:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Hundreds of UK soldiers launch an operation to clear Taliban insurgents from a key stronghold in southern Afghanistan.
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UK soldiers push to clear Taliban

Friday, July 30th 2010, 11:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Hundreds of UK soldiers launch an operation to clear Taliban insurgents from a key stronghold in southern Afghanistan.
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UK soldiers push to clear Taliban

Friday, July 30th 2010, 10:59
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Hundreds of British soldiers have launched an operation against Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan
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UK soldiers push to clear Taliban

Friday, July 30th 2010, 10:59
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Hundreds of British soldiers have launched an operation against Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan
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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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