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FTSE rebounds with gains of 3.5%

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 11:11

London's leading shares surge in Tuesday trading, raising hopes that the index's 10-day losing streak might have come to an end.
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Laidlaw returns to lead Scotland

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 11:10
related countries: Italy Italy

Greig Laidlaw resumes the captaincy as Scotland make 15 changes to their squad for Saturday's game with Italy.
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Rutherford told to focus on jumping

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 10:42

Sprint great Michael Johnson says Britain's Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford should talk less and jump more.
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IndyCar star Wilson dies after crash

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 10:27
related countries: United States United States

Ex-Formula 1 driver Justin Wilson has died in the United States after suffering a head injury during an IndyCar race.
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VIDEO: Taste the art at Tate Sensorium

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 6:58
related places: London

A new exhibition at Tate Britain in London aims to give the public a new way to feel art through their senses.
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Illegal migrant workers 'face jail'

Tuesday, August 25th 2015, 0:02

People who work illegally in England and Wales face up to six months in prison, under proposals to be included in the forthcoming Immigration Bill.
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England women make Euros semi-final

Monday, August 24th 2015, 20:41
related countries: Italy Italy

England women qualify for the semi-final of the EuroHockey Championships with a 2-0 win over Italy in Pool B.
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Stock markets plunge on China fears

Monday, August 24th 2015, 20:17
related countries: China China
related places: London

Stock markets across the world fall sharply as fears of a Chinese economic slowdown continue to haunt investors.
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Shobukhova drugs ban ends early

Monday, August 24th 2015, 20:14

Former London Marathon winner Liliya Shobukhova is free to compete again after her doping ban ends early.
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Tube strike suspended by unions

Monday, August 24th 2015, 18:48

Two 24-hour Tube strikes planned for this week are called off after talks between unions and London Underground managers.
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Froome 19th as Sagan wins stage

Monday, August 24th 2015, 18:28

Britain's Chris Froome finishes 19th on stage three of the Vuelta a Espana, which is won by Slovakian Peter Sagan.
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New restrictions placed on air shows

Monday, August 24th 2015, 18:24
related places: Shoreham

Civil Aviation Authority announces "significant restrictions" on vintage jets in air displays after the Shoreham Airshow crash, which killed at least 11 people.
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Italy omit Bortolami from WC Squad

Monday, August 24th 2015, 15:35

Italy omit veteran lock Marco Bortolami from their 31-man squad for next month's World Cup in England and Wales.
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Tread carefully with Iran - Hammond

Monday, August 24th 2015, 12:11
related countries: Iran Iran

Britain is right to work towards good relations with Iran but should "tread carefully", the foreign secretary says.
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Armstrong earns Scotland call-up

Monday, August 24th 2015, 11:16

Celtic midfielder Stuart Armstrong earns the chance to win his first full Scotland cap in next month's Euro 2016 qualifiers.
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'Bell still has an England future'

Monday, August 24th 2015, 10:44

Andrew Strauss says batsman Ian Bell still has the ability to play for England, providing he retains the motivation and drive.
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Train attack Briton honoured by France

Monday, August 24th 2015, 9:52
related countries: France France

A British man who helped foil a suspected terror attack on a train is awarded France's top bravery honour by President Francois Hollande.
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SOS in sand was 'moment of inspiration'

Monday, August 24th 2015, 8:33
related countries: Australia Australia

A British tourist rescued in a remote area of Australia after writing an SOS message in sand says it was "one of those moments of inspiration".
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Osborne trip to discuss EU reforms

Monday, August 24th 2015, 0:20

The UK's plans to renegotiate its relationship with the EU will benefit other nations, Chancellor George Osborne is to tell European leaders during a whistle-stop tour.
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'Decent growth ahead', says CBI

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 23:07

The CBI has upgraded its UK growth forecasts for this year and next, saying it expects "decent quarterly GDP growth".
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British hostage released in Yemen

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 19:39
related countries: Yemen Yemen

A British hostage in Yemen is released after a military intelligence operation, the Foreign Office says.
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SOS in sand rescues UK tourist

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 15:45
related countries: Australia Australia

A British tourist lost for two days in a remote area of northern Australia describes his dramatic rescue after writing an SOS message on the sand.
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England win series despite defeat

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 14:46
related countries: Australia Australia

England lose the final Ashes Test against Australia by an innings and 46 runs at The Oval but win the series 3-2.
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British embassy reopens in Tehran

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 14:43
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

The British embassy in Iran reopens nearly four years after it was closed, as Iran reopens its embassy in London.
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VIDEO: Iran ceremony as UK embassy reopens

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 10:42
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond attends a ceremony in Tehran to mark the reopening of the UK embassy in Iran nearly four years after it was closed.
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VIDEO: British embassy to reopen in Tehran

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 2:06
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

The British embassy in Tehran is to reopen later, four years after it closed.
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Oil revenues 'fall by over 75%'

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 0:27

North Sea oil revenues in the first three months of 2015 were down 75% on the previous quarter, the Scottish Conservatives say.
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Ministers 'failing on mental health'

Sunday, August 23rd 2015, 0:08

A row over spending on mental health in England breaks out after Labour accuses ministers of failing to honour promises.
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Robshaw rues 'shocking' discipline

Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 23:04
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Captain Chris Robshaw blames England's "shocking" first-half discipline for their 25-20 defeat by France in Paris.
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Italy 12-16 Scotland

Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 19:53
related countries: Italy Italy

A late Henry Pyrgos try gives Scotland their first win of 2015 as Italy are beaten in an uninspiring World Cup warm-up.
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England facing Ashes innings defeat

Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 18:13
related countries: Australia Australia

England will begin the fourth day of the final Ashes Test on 203-6, still needing 129 more to make Australia bat again.
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Ennis-Hill leads Beijing heptathlon

Saturday, August 22nd 2015, 13:03

Britain's Jessica Ennis-Hill leads the World Championship heptathlon after day one ahead of compatriot Katarina Johnson-Thompson.
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Murray in Cincinnati semi-final

Friday, August 21st 2015, 22:44

Britain's Andy Murray is through to the semi-finals of the Cincinnati Open after beating Frenchman Richard Gasquet.
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England collapse as Aussies dominate

Friday, August 21st 2015, 18:16
related countries: Australia Australia

England face defeat in the final Ashes Test after collapsing to 107-8, trailing Australia by 374 after two days at The Oval.
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Friday, August 21st 2015, 11:26

Google has been ordered to remove nine links to news stories by the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) under the "right to be forgotten".
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UK film industry tax breaks approved

Friday, August 21st 2015, 10:21

Government plans to extend tax breaks for the British film industry, in a bid to attract more blockbusters to be filmed in the UK, are approved by the EU.
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July public finances hit surplus

Friday, August 21st 2015, 9:44

The UK government spent less last month than it received in taxes and other forms of income, official figures show.
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DUP warning over ex-IRA man's murder

Friday, August 21st 2015, 8:17
related places: Belfast

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson raises the prospect of Sinn Féin being excluded from the Stormont executive after police said members of the Provisional IRA were involved in a Belfast murder.
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Dementia levels 'are stabilising'

Friday, August 21st 2015, 7:19
related places: Cambridge

The number of people with dementia is levelling off in parts of Western Europe - and even falling in the UK - according to a report by University of Cambridge scientists.
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Murray beats Dimitrov in thriller

Friday, August 21st 2015, 5:46

Britain's Andy Murray saves a match point as he beats Grigor Dimitrov to reach the last eight at the Cincinnati Masters.
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Stereophonics asked to save venue

Friday, August 21st 2015, 5:16
related places: Rock

Rock stars Stereophonics are asked to help save a venue in the south Wales valleys where they played some of their first gigs.
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Rare sculpture saved for nation

Friday, August 21st 2015, 4:29
related places: London

A rare classical sculpture is saved for the nation by London's V&A museum and the National Galleries of Scotland.
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UK 'embarrassed to pursue WW2 spy'

Friday, August 21st 2015, 1:06
related countries: Russia Russia

Britain failed to prosecute a member of the intelligence services who passed secrets to Russia in World War Two out of fear of embarrassment, National Archives files reveal
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VIDEO: British embassy to re-open in Iran

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 21:52
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Britain's embassy in Tehran is to re-open after it was closed four years ago.
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England 'still have desire to win'

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 21:35
related countries: Australia Australia

Mark Wood rejects suggestions England took it easy on day one of the fifth Test against Australia having won the Ashes.
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Australia seize initiative at Oval

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 18:28
related countries: Australia Australia

Steve Smith and David Warner hit fifties as Australia compile 287-3 on day one of the final Ashes Test against England.
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British embassy in Iran to reopen

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 16:52
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Britain is to reopen its embassy in the Iranian capital Tehran for the first time since it was attacked by protesters in 2011.
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Hytner reveals new theatre plans

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 16:00
related places: London

The former bosses of the National Theatre, Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr, have revealed plans for a new theatre at Tower Bridge in London.
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Britain and France sign Calais deal

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 15:09
related countries: France France
related places: Calais

The UK and France sign an agreement on new measures to help alleviate the migrant crisis in Calais, with plans for a joint command centre announced.
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Britons held over Magaluf rape claim

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 12:55

Two teenage British men are arrested in Magaluf on suspicion of raping an 18-year-old British woman.
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GCSE passes up, but top grades down

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 10:50

As teenagers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland receive GCSE results, grades A* to C are slightly up but A* and A grades edge down.
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Pope put on spot by Falklands sign

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 10:29
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Pope Francis, who is from Argentina, is photographed holding a sign calling for Argentine-UK talks over the disputed Falkland Islands.
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Former Wales captain Jones retires

Thursday, August 20th 2015, 7:40

Ryan Jones, who won 75 caps for Wales, announces his retirement from rugby because of a shoulder injury.
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Corbyn quizzed over banned activist

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 20:01

Labour leadership contender Jeremy Corbyn faces questions over an encounter with controversial pro-Palestinian activist Dyab Abou Jahjah, who is banned from the UK.
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Keep blood data private - Radcliffe

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 17:13
related places: Radcliffe

Marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe backs anti-doping agencies in advising athletes not to make blood data public.
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Anderson to miss final Ashes Test

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 13:30
related countries: Australia Australia

Team news, stats, weather and pitch report as England and Australia prepare to meet in the final Ashes Test of the 2015 series.
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Export bar for Niagara Falls painting

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 12:50

A 1972 watercolour of Niagara Falls by a British military artist, the first painted on site, has been placed under a temporary export bar with the aim of saving it for the UK.
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More UK households expect rate rise

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 12:22

The majority of UK households now expect an interest rate rise within 12 months, an influential survey says, while a Bank of England policymaker predicts they will go up "pretty soon".
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Man dies 13 years after shooting

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 12:12
related places: London

A man who was shot more than 13 years ago in east London dies from his injuries, sparking a murder inquiry.
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VIDEO: Bangkok victim 'always helped others'

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 10:27
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

Tributes have been paid to Vivian Chan Wing-yan, the 19-year-old British law student who was killed in the Bangkok blast.
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Disguised Murray's ice cream 'lark'

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 10:00

British number one Andy Murray dresses in disguises to serve desserts at an ice-cream parlour in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Coe named head of world athletics

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 8:34
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

New IAAF president faces big challenge
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Yorkshire sign Willey from Northants

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 6:05
related places: Willey

County champions Yorkshire sign England all-rounder David Willey from Northants on a three-year deal.
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Have we underestimated our ancestors?

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 4:34

Evidence from a variety of sources suggests that the first people to resettle Britain after the Ice Age were more sophisticated than we could have imagined.
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Rates to rise soon, says MPC's Miles

Wednesday, August 19th 2015, 0:46

Interest rates will rise "pretty soon", Bank of England policymaker Prof David Miles tells the BBC - as he prepares to leave his role on the Monetary Policy Committee
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UK and France to sign Calais deal

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 22:16
related countries: France France
related places: Calais

UK and French ministers are to meet in Calais on Thursday to sign a new deal to try to alleviate the migrant crisis in the port town.
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Briton killed in Bangkok bombing

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 19:07
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

A British national was among at least 20 people killed in Monday's bomb attack in Bangkok, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond confirms.
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Strong England side named for France

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 18:17
related countries: France France
related places: March

Mike Brown will play for the first time since March as England contest the second of their World Cup warm-ups with France.
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Villarreal complete Soldado deal

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 15:46
related places: Tottenham

Striker Roberto Soldado moves on a permanent deal from Tottenham to Villarreal and says he lost his confidence in England.
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VIDEO: Arrests over Bangladesh blogger murders

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 14:38
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Police in Bangladesh arrest three people, including a UK national, in connection with the murders of two prominent secularist bloggers earlier this year.
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Walmart profit misses expectations

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 13:32
related countries: United States United States

US supermarket giant Walmart reports a fall in quarterly profits, missing expectations, while sales at its UK business Asda decline as it faces tougher competition.
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News channels 'broke UK media rules'

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 12:44

BBC World News and CNN International broke UK broadcasting rules about sponsorship and funded content, media regulator Ofcom finds.
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Battle of Britain anniversary marked

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 11:54

Aircraft including Hurricanes and Spitfires fly in formation to mark 75 years since the Battle of Britain's "Hardest Day".
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Doping cheat stripped of London gold

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 10:03
related places: London

Turkish London 2012 Olympic 1500m champion Asli Cakir Alptekin is stripped of her gold medal for doping.
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UK inflation rate rises to 0.1%

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 9:50

The UK's inflation rate turned positive in July, with the Consumer Prices Index measure rising to 0.1% from June's 0%, the Office for National Statistics says.
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Three arrested over blogger murders

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 9:03
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Police in Bangladesh arrest three people, including a UK national, over the murders of two prominent secularist bloggers earlier this year.
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Emmerdale star Kitty McGeever dies

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 8:30

Emmerdale actress Kitty McGeever, who became the first blind actress to have a starring role in a British soap, has died at the age of 44, a show spokeswoman confirms.
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VIDEO: Tanzanian gold mine enters fairtrade deal

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 7:44
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania

Hundreds of thousands of Tanzania's miners work in harsh conditions with little pay and even fewer prospects for their future, but that could soon change with a new Fairtrade deal to sell gold to the UK - the first of its kind in Africa.
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Online music videos getting age rating

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 6:39

The government confirms that age ratings of 12, 15 or 18 will be a permanent fixture on UK-produced online music videos.
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Barnado's makes plea on apprenticeships

Tuesday, August 18th 2015, 1:22

Thousands of apprenticeships in England should be reserved for young people coming out of care, the charity Barnardo's says.
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No broken ankle for Scotland's Grant

Monday, August 17th 2015, 13:59

Scotland prop Ryan Grant's ankle is not fractured, but further tests will determine the extent of the injury.
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British boy drowns at Spanish resort

Monday, August 17th 2015, 12:52
related countries: Spain Spain

A four-year-old British boy drowns in a swimming pool during a family holiday at a resort in southern Spain.
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BGT 'misled' viewers over dog act

Monday, August 17th 2015, 12:24

ITV says it will refund viewers who paid to vote for the winning act on Britain's Got Talent after Ofcom rules that the show misled viewers over the use of a second dog in the final.
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Teen Choice: 1D say 'massive thank you'

Monday, August 17th 2015, 7:05

The British boy band notched up eight wins at the Teen Choice awards, and they weren't even there to pick them up.
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NFU and ministers in dairy talks

Sunday, August 16th 2015, 23:56
related places: London

The National Farmers Union and government ministers will hold talks in London later over the future of British dairy farming.
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Warning over low UK interest rates

Sunday, August 16th 2015, 23:46

Bank of England policymaker Kristin Forbes warns that keeping interest rates low for too long could harm the UK's economy.
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England win bronze at World Cup

Sunday, August 16th 2015, 7:27
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

Tracey Neville's England beat Jamaica 66-44 to win bronze, as Australia retain the Netball World Cup in Sydney.
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England 19-14 France

Saturday, August 15th 2015, 20:51
related countries: France France

Three superb tries see England edge past a powerful France side to win their opening World Cup warm-up game.
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Stop migrants 'breaking in' - Cameron

Saturday, August 15th 2015, 17:29
related places: Cameron

The government is aiming to make sure illegal immigrants cannot "break into Britain", Prime Minister David Cameron says.
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Dugdale named Scottish Labour leader

Saturday, August 15th 2015, 14:37

Kezia Dugdale is elected as the new leader of Scottish Labour, telling supporters: "We are down, but we are not out."
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Murray beats Tsonga to reach semis

Saturday, August 15th 2015, 10:08

Britain's Andy Murray reaches the Rogers Cup semi-finals in Montreal after beating defending champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
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England miss out on World Cup final

Saturday, August 15th 2015, 9:41
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England miss out on a first Netball World Cup final after losing 50-39 to New Zealand in their semi-final in Sydney.
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BMA attacks ministers over NHS record

Saturday, August 15th 2015, 0:13

Doctors' union the BMA says ministers have chased headlines rather than tackling the real issues facing the NHS in England.
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VIDEO: Time bandits: Re-setting the clocks

Friday, August 14th 2015, 19:47
related places: London

The Greenwich Meridian line in London is the 'starting point' for time zones across the globe but some countries have rebelled and turned into Time Bandits.
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Lord Janner appears at London court

Friday, August 14th 2015, 15:01
related places: London

Lord Janner appears at a London court in person for the first time to face 22 historical child sex abuse charges.
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England reach World Cup semi-finals

Friday, August 14th 2015, 12:02
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Sydney

England beat South Africa 62-46 to book their place in the Netball World Cup semi-finals in Sydney.
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'Flash crash' trader freed on bail

Friday, August 14th 2015, 11:41
related countries: United States United States

A UK financial trader accused of contributing to the 2010 US "flash crash" is freed after his bail conditions were changed.
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VIDEO: 'British smugglers' trafficking migrants

Friday, August 14th 2015, 5:04
related countries: France France

Authorities in northern France tell the BBC that British smugglers are among those trafficking migrants to the UK.
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'English mafia' helping people to UK

Friday, August 14th 2015, 5:00
related countries: France France

British traffickers are involved in smuggling migrants into the UK from northern France, a mayor of a local town has alleged.
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What do Calais migrants know about the UK?

Thursday, August 13th 2015, 23:46

What do Calais migrants know about the UK?
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