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Australia's climate stance attacked

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 3:13
related countries: Australia Australia

Britain's former Conservative environment minister has attacked Australia's climate change stance as "incomprehensible".
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SNP demands wind farm subsidy U-turn

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 0:07

The UK government should relax its clampdown on onshore wind subsidies, the SNP says.
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Nobody safe in England team - Lyth

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 19:54
related countries: Australia Australia

Opening batsman Adam Lyth says every England player is at risk of being dropped after a series of poor top-order displays.
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Taylor Swift in gig photo 'back-down'

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 17:40

Pop star Taylor Swift has changed restrictions on image rights at her concerts after a British photographer branded them "unfair".
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Woman dies bungee jumping in Spain

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 16:14
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: London

A woman from London dies in a bungee jump while on holiday visiting family in Spain.
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Millions 'watch iPlayer free' abroad

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 12:54
related places: More

More than 60 million people watch the BBC iPlayer for free outside of the UK by masking their location, according to a new report.
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Warning over prison smoking ban

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 11:46

Banning smoking in prisons in England and Wales could make them more unstable, the Prison Governors Association warns.
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SA masterpiece found in London flat

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 11:17
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: London

A painting by a renowned South African artist, auctioned to help fund Nelson Mandela's legal defence in the 1960s, is rediscovered in a London flat.
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Bank of England rates vote unanimous

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 11:10

Bank of England policymakers were unanimous in holding UK rates at 0.5% this month, but "a number" noted rising inflation risks.
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'More investment needed' in NHS

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 4:49

There should be substantial new investment in the NHS in England, two think tanks say.
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'Last England chance for Bell'

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 21:09

"It could be the end" for Ian Bell if he does not make runs in the third Test, says Geoffrey Boycott, as Jonny Bairstow is recalled.
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Man 'planned to kill US serviceman'

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 20:03
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Luton

A 24-year-old man appears in court charged with planning to run over a US serviceman based in the UK, and attempting to join IS militants in Syria.
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Royal Mail reports flat revenues

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 17:22

Royal Mail reports flat revenues in the three months to the end of June as UK letter volumes continue to decline.
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England win Women's Ashes opener

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 16:53
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Taunton

England begin their defence of the Women's Ashes with a four-wicket victory over Australia in the first ODI at Taunton.
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Fifa prank comedian to be charged

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 16:22
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

British comedian Simon Brodkin is to be charged with trespassing by Swiss police after throwing fake money at a Fifa news conference.
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Bairstow included in England squad

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 15:00
related countries: Australia Australia

Yorkshire batsman Jonny Bairstow replaces Gary Ballance in the England squad to face Australia in the third Ashes Test.
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Ant-Man towers at UK box office

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 12:55

Marvel's latest superhero Ant-Man is head and shoulders above rivals at the UK box office.
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PM vows to beat 'poison' of extremism

Monday, July 20th 2015, 18:22

Prime Minister David Cameron sets out the government's strategy to defeat the "poison" of Islamist extremism in Britain.
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VIDEO: Banknotes thrown at Fifa president

Monday, July 20th 2015, 13:33

Fifa chief Sepp Blatter was forced to halt a news conference when UK comedian Simon Brodkin threw a pile of banknotes at him.
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England relish Women's Ashes opener

Monday, July 20th 2015, 13:16

The Women's Ashes begins on Tuesday, with England bidding for a third win since the multi-format series was introduced.
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Tate's empire show 'a challenge'

Monday, July 20th 2015, 13:05

An exhibition about art and the British Empire was "difficult" to put together because of its sensitive subject matter, its curator admits.
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ECB announces diversity initiative

Monday, July 20th 2015, 11:44

The England and Wales Cricket Board announces a £450,000 initiative to promote diversity within the game.
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FTSE 100 up but gold miners suffer

Monday, July 20th 2015, 11:28
related places: London

The London stock market opens higher but shares in gold miners drop after the gold price falls to a five-year low.
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Ikea to pay more than living wage

Monday, July 20th 2015, 0:41

Ikea will become the first national retailer in the UK to pay its staff above the government's new National Living Wage from next year.
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Helmand: Life after UK withdrawal

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 23:24

Helmand grandmother helping fight the Taliban after UK pullout
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England backsides smacked - Bayliss

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 20:01
related countries: Australia Australia

Trevor Bayliss says his England team had their "backsides smacked" in the 405-run defeat by Australia at Lord's.
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GB equal Euro Juniors gold record

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 18:03

World junior champion Morgan Lake leads the way as Britain equal their best tally of European Junior Championships gold medals.
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Briton wants China detentions apology

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 16:54
related countries: China China

A British man arrested along with 19 other tourists in Inner Mongolia criticises Chinese authorities for a "serious error of judgment".
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Australia thrash dismal England

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 16:46

Australia bowl out England for 103 to win the second Test at Lord's by 405 runs and level the Ashes series at 1-1.
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Murray win puts GB into semi-finals

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 15:11
related countries: France France

Andy Murray puts Britain into their first Davis Cup semi-final in 34 years with a thrilling victory over France's Gilles Simon.
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UK will help US destroy IS - Cameron

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 13:52
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Cameron

Britain is committed to working with the US to destroy the "caliphate" set up by Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, Prime Minister David Cameron says.
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Cancer diagnosis 'within four weeks'

Sunday, July 19th 2015, 6:25

NHS patients in England should get results for cancer tests within four weeks of being referred by a GP by 2020 under new plans to provide "world class care".
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England 'shot themselves' with pitch

Saturday, July 18th 2015, 20:16

England "shot themselves in the foot" with the pitch for the second Test, says former skipper Michael Vaughan.
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China tour arrests were 'mistake'

Saturday, July 18th 2015, 19:54
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

A misunderstanding about a documentary members of a tour to China watched in their hotel led to their detention, says a spokesman for two of the group.
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Johnson leads weather-disrupted Open

Saturday, July 18th 2015, 19:53
related countries: United States United States

American Dustin Johnson leads The Open after another weather-disrupted day, one shot clear of England's Danny Willett.
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Ruthless Australia dominate England

Saturday, July 18th 2015, 18:50

Australia close day three of the second Test at Lord's 362 ahead of England at 108-0 in their second innings.
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Cummings wins as Froome extends lead

Saturday, July 18th 2015, 16:10
related countries: France France

Britain's Steve Cummings wins stage 14 of the Tour de France as leader Chris Froome extends his lead in the race.
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Murrays secure GB Davis Cup lead

Saturday, July 18th 2015, 15:07
related countries: France France

Andy and Jamie Murray win the doubles to give Britain a 2-1 lead over France in the Davis Cup quarter-final.
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Connolly forced to give up banjo

Saturday, July 18th 2015, 9:10

Scottish comedian and actor Billy Connolly is forced to give up playing the banjo and guitar because of Parkinson's Disease.
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Johnson leads rain-disrupted Open

Friday, July 17th 2015, 21:45

Dustin Johnson leads The Open after a rain-hit second day at St Andrews, one shot clear of England's Danny Willett.
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'Fifty girls' taken from UK for FGM

Friday, July 17th 2015, 19:14
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Scotland Yard says it has begun an investigation into reports that at least 50 girls were taken from the UK to Somalia for female genital mutilation.
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England face fight to avoid defeat

Friday, July 17th 2015, 18:20

England face a fight to avoid defeat in the second Ashes Test after collapsing on the second evening at Lord's.
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UK military pilots in Syria strikes

Friday, July 17th 2015, 16:28
related countries: Syria Syria

UK military pilots embedded with other nations' forces have been conducting air strikes over Syria despite MPs voting against action there, it emerges.
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Spectre world premiere on 26 October

Friday, July 17th 2015, 15:37
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Spectre, the next James Bond film, will have its world premiere on the same day as its release across the UK and Ireland on 26 October, Sony Pictures announces.
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China to deport tour group members

Friday, July 17th 2015, 14:01
related countries: China China, South Africa South Africa

Nine tourists, including three Britons and two UK-South African nationals, are to be deported from China, days after 11 other members of their group were sent home.
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Wales prop Jones out of Cup start

Friday, July 17th 2015, 10:30

Wales and Scarlets prop Rhodri Jones is out of the start of the Rugby World Cup and could miss the entire tournament with injury.
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Kim Cattrall returns to London stage

Friday, July 17th 2015, 10:06
related places: London

Kim Cattrall is to return to the London stage in a new play set in the "vicious" world of the beauty industry.
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VIDEO: Islam TV service launching in UK

Friday, July 17th 2015, 8:36

A new on demand TV service called Alchemiya is launching in the UK and hopes to change perceptions and misconceptions of Islam.
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UK medical student 'recruiter for IS'

Friday, July 17th 2015, 4:56

A British medic recruited at least 16 fellow students from the UK to join the Islamic State group, a BBC investigation finds.
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'We expected to take England down'

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 21:25
related countries: Australia Australia

Chris Rogers says Australia had to bounce back after thinking they "were just going to come in and take England down".
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UK rates may rise at 'turn of year'

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 19:35

Bank of England governor Mark Carney indicates that UK interest rates could rise "at the turn of this year".
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UK 'strikes deal' over Greek bailout

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 18:09
related countries: Greece Greece

A legally binding agreement has been struck to protect UK taxpayers' money from the impact of the Greek bailout, the Treasury says.
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Scotland ease to T20 win over Canada

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 12:17
related countries: Canada Canada

Kyle Coetzer's half century leads Scotland to an eight-wicket win over Canada in their World Twenty20 Qualifier.
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First knife crime rise in four years

Thursday, July 16th 2015, 11:00

Knife crime across England and Wales has risen for the first time in four years, official figures show.
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Thursday, July 16th 2015, 7:26
related places: Manchester, Whitworth

The £15m redevelopment of the Whitworth art gallery in Manchester makes the shortlist for this year's Riba Stirling Prize for the UK's best new building.
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Darkode hacking site forced offline

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 17:55
related countries: United States United States

An internet forum used by Lizard Squad and other hackers has been forced offline following arrests in the US, UK and other countries.
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Police water cannon use rejected

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 16:51

The home secretary refuses to allow the use of water cannon in England and Wales - a year after Boris Johnson authorised police in London to buy three.
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Patients sent 'hundreds of miles'

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 16:04

The number of mental health patients in England who had to travel away from their local area to get care has risen by almost a quarter over the past year, new figures suggest.
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Froome's Tour dominance continues

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 15:33
related countries: France France

Britain's Chris Froome maintains his firm hold on the yellow jersey at the Tour de France as Rafal Majka claims stage 11.
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Six Britons deported from China

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 14:22
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Six British tourists arrested in northern China are being deported, the Foreign Office says, as it tries to clarify the reason for their detention.
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Cameron: UK 'not part' of Greek rescue

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 12:11
related countries: Greece Greece

David Cameron insists the UK will not contribute to emergency EU funding for Greece, telling MPs that it is a matter for the eurozone.
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British Gas to cut gas prices by 5%

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 11:27

British Gas cuts household gas prices by 5%, its second gas price reduction in six months, but critics say the cut is too small
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UK unemployment total up by 15,000

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 11:09
related places: March

UK unemployment rose for the first time in more than two years in the March-to-May period, according to the latest official figures.
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'Increased risk' of winter blackouts

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 23:01

Spare capacity on the UK electricity system is set to fall to its tightest level in a decade, National Grid says, increasing the risk of blackouts.
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Overdose death of rock star's friend

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 17:58
related places: London

Guitarist Alan Wass was found unconscious in his London flat, an inquest at Westminster Coroner's Court hears.
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Europe shares up despite Greece woes

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 15:54
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: London

Shares in London and other key European markets close higher despite fears over whether Greece's parliament will back the latest eurozone bailout deal.
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SNP forces Cameron hunting rethink

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 15:06
related places: Cameron

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon tells David Cameron he is "not master of all he surveys" after her party forces a delay in a vote on fox-hunting in England and Wales.
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Haddin to miss second Ashes Test

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 13:54

Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin will miss the second Ashes Test against England at Lord's for personal reasons.
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Faulkner banned by Cricket Australia

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 13:20
related countries: Australia Australia

James Faulkner will miss Australia's forthcoming one-day series against England after being charged with drink-driving.
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UK's inflation rate falls to 0%

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 9:53

The rate of UK Consumer Prices Index inflation fell to 0% in June, from 0.1% in May, official figures show.
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Turner biopic tops film complaints

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 8:58

A biopic of artist JMW Turner was the most complained-about film of 2014, the British Board of Film Classification reveals.
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SNP to vote for English fox hunt ban

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 7:49

The SNP group at Westminster decides to vote against attempts to relax the ban on fox hunting in England and Wales.
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'No UK cash for Greek bailout' - Osborne

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 4:54
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Osborne

Chancellor George Osborne has moved to block any attempt to use British taxpayers' money as part of the Greek bailout, Treasury sources say.
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Memorial day for 'honour' victims

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 1:27

The first UK-wide memorial day for victims of so-called honour killings is taking place on Tuesday, which would have been the birthday of murdered Shafilea Ahmed.
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'Substantial rise' in prison violence

Tuesday, July 14th 2015, 0:42

There has been a substantial increase in violence in jails in England and Wales, the prisons inspector is expected to say in his annual report.
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Care reform progress 'remains slow'

Monday, July 13th 2015, 23:02

There has been an "alarming absence" of progress in the reform of care for people with learning disabilities in England, a review concludes.
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Reforms 'did not cause crash delay'

Monday, July 13th 2015, 17:28

Scotland's top police officer says the "massive changes" brought by the creation of Police Scotland are not to blame for a three-day delay in responding to a fatal crash.
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Europe shares up on Greece deal news

Monday, July 13th 2015, 16:00
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: London

Shares in London and other key European markets rose on news that eurozone leaders have reached a deal on a third bailout for Greece.
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Tax sugary drinks by 20%, say doctors

Sunday, July 12th 2015, 23:04

An extra 20% tax on sugary drinks should be introduced to tackle the obesity crisis, the British Medical Association says.
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Urgent review of Scots police calls

Sunday, July 12th 2015, 16:53

An urgent review of all police call handling in Scotland is to be undertaken following the death of two people who lay in a crashed car for three days.
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Froome holds lead after time trial

Sunday, July 12th 2015, 16:05
related countries: France France

Britain's Chris Froome retains the Tour de France yellow jersey after a closely fought team time trial in Brittany.
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Church sex abuse inquiry promised

Sunday, July 12th 2015, 15:06
related places: Canterbury

The Archbishop of Canterbury promises a sex abuse investigation within the Church of England if a judge-led inquiry does not do so within six months.
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Sturgeon rejects English votes plan

Saturday, July 11th 2015, 23:00

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon calls UK government plans to stop Scottish MPs voting on legislation for England "unacceptable".
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Rush-hour shooting pair 'not targets'

Saturday, July 11th 2015, 21:28
related places: London

A man shot dead and a woman who was critically injured in a rush-hour shooting in north London were not the intended targets, police say.
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More Britons returning from Tunisia

Saturday, July 11th 2015, 16:59
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

Hundreds more UK holidaymakers fly home from Tunisia after the government advised them to leave the country amid fears of another terror attack.
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Superb England take 1-0 Ashes lead

Saturday, July 11th 2015, 16:34
related countries: Australia Australia

England take a 1-0 lead in the Ashes after a superb bowling display wraps up victory against Australia in the first Test.
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VIDEO: No DNA retest in Thai murder case

Saturday, July 11th 2015, 11:18
related countries: Burma Burma, Thailand Thailand

A court in Thailand has been told that vital DNA evidence cannot be retested in the trial of two Burmese men accused of murdering two British backpackers.
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Nationwide e-cigarette safety warning

Friday, July 10th 2015, 23:07

A safety alert is issued by fire authorities in England and Wales, warning people of the dangers of fires caused by exploding e-cigarette chargers.
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India launches five UK satellites

Friday, July 10th 2015, 22:22
related countries: India India

An Indian PSLV rocket launches from Sriharikota to put five UK satellites in orbit.
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Australia have no chance - Boycott

Friday, July 10th 2015, 21:56

Australia do not have a "cat in hell's chance" of winning the first Ashes Test, says former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott.
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Investigator warns over GSK China ordeal

Friday, July 10th 2015, 21:40
related countries: China China

UK investigator reflects on China jail ordeal
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VIDEO: GSK investigator warns over China

Friday, July 10th 2015, 21:33
related countries: China China
related places: Shanghai

A British corporate investigator who was jailed in Shanghai in relation to a massive corruption case against British pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline has told the BBC he was shocked that he and his wife received a custodial sentence, while senio
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What next for stock markets and investors?

Friday, July 10th 2015, 20:52
related places: How

How should UK investors cope with volatile global markets?
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Tunisia Britons fly home after alert

Friday, July 10th 2015, 18:51
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

The first British tourists fly home from Tunisia, as the UK defends its decision to advise all British nationals to leave the country.
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England take firm control in Cardiff

Friday, July 10th 2015, 18:17
related places: Cardiff

Australia need 412 to win the first Ashes Test after an authoritative display from England on the third day in Cardiff.
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Man charged with officer murder

Friday, July 10th 2015, 16:51
related places: London

A man is charged with the murder of a prison custody officer who was attacked outside Blackfriars Crown Court in London.
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Planning shake-up to speed new homes

Friday, July 10th 2015, 15:06

Developers will get automatic planning permission to build on disused industrial land in England - as part of a plan to boost the UK's flagging productivity.
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Battle of Britain flypast over palace

Friday, July 10th 2015, 13:07

Historic aircraft, including Hurricanes and Spitfires, fly over Buckingham Palace to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
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Top 40 moves in UK chart overhaul

Friday, July 10th 2015, 10:59

The UK pop charts are to be revealed on a Friday for the first time after being moved from Sunday afternoon, their slot for the last 28 years.
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VIDEO: Migrants arrive on Lesbos

Friday, July 10th 2015, 9:54

The BBC's Anna Holligan joined British ex-pats in Lesbos to chart a migrant's journey from the moment a smuggler's boat arrives on the shore of the Aegean Sea.
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