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Ashton recalled to England squad

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 12:26

Chris Ashton and Maro Itoje, his 20-year-old Saracens team-mate, are named in England's 50-man World Cup training squad.
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Kane in England Under-21 squad

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 10:56
related places: Tottenham

Tottenham striker Harry Kane is included in the England squad for the 2015 European Under-21 Championship.
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Da Vinci drawings to go on UK tour

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 9:20
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Ten drawings by Leonardo da Vinci from the Queen's Royal Collection are to tour the UK and Ireland next year.
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Business should speak up for EU - CBI

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 8:25

Businesses should "speak out early" in favour of remaining in a reformed European Union, the president of the Confederation of British Industry says.
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Child obesity 'starting even younger'

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 0:01

The average age at which people in the UK first become overweight is decreasing, figures indicate.
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'Too many dying without dignity'

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 23:55

Thousands of dying patients are being let down by poor end-of-life care provision, the organisation that makes final decisions about NHS complaints in England says.
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Jodrell Bank among funding winners

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 23:05

Lottery funding worth £98m is being given to nine heritage sites, including projects to preserve Britain's scientific and technological history.
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Hard to say no to England - Farbrace

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 19:45

England caretaker-coach Paul Farbrace says he would find it hard to turn down the chance to do the job on a permanent basis.
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Pitch Perfect 2 tops UK box office

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 16:38

Musical comedy Pitch Perfect 2 tops the UK box office in its opening weekend, beating Mad Max: Fury Road into second place.
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UK inflation rate turns negative

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 14:51

UK consumer price inflation turned negative in April for the first time since 1960, falling to -0.1%, helped by falling transport and food prices.
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Prince Charles meets Gerry Adams

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 13:46

Prince Charles meets Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams in a major conciliatory step in the Northern Ireland peace process.
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Gillespie needs England 'persuasion'

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 12:16

Jason Gillespie says he would take "persuading" to leave Yorkshire for the England coach's job, but says he is "humbled".
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UK house price rises 'accelerate'

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 11:47
related places: March

UK house prices accelerated with a 9.6% increase in the year to the end of March, according to official figures.
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Deutsche Bank mulls UK EU exit plan

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 8:25
related countries: Germany Germany

Deutsche Bank has set up a "working group" to review whether to move parts of its British divisions to Germany if the UK leaves the EU.
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Call to lower drink-drive limit

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 7:21

The government is urged to lower the drink-drive limit in England and Wales and do more to discourage female drink-drivers.
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British man killed in Kabul named

Monday, May 18th 2015, 20:24
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Huddersfield, Kabul

A British national killed in a car bomb attack in Kabul on Sunday is named as Michael Hampshire from Huddersfield.
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Thomas Cook donates Corfu payout

Monday, May 18th 2015, 14:58

Thomas Cook donates half of the compensation it received after the deaths of two British children in Corfu to Unicef.
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VIDEO: UK team snow-kite to Greenland record

Monday, May 18th 2015, 12:43
related countries: Greenland Greenland

A team of four British adventurers has broken the record for the fastest crossing of Greenland's ice cap.
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Bain earns first Scotland call-up

Monday, May 18th 2015, 10:02
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Qatar Qatar
related places: Dundee

Dundee keeper Scott Bain is in the Scotland squad for the first time for June's games against Qatar and the Republic of Ireland.
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Harlequins agree to sign Roberts

Monday, May 18th 2015, 9:51
related countries: France France

Harlequins agree a deal to sign Wales international centre Jamie Roberts from French Top 14 side Racing Metro.
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JCB boss: UK should not fear EU exit

Monday, May 18th 2015, 8:20

The chairman of construction equipment manufacturer JCB says the UK could survive outside the European Union.
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Bond fans watch filming on Thames

Monday, May 18th 2015, 6:52
related places: London

James Bond fans lined the River Thames to watch 007 stunts being filmed in London.
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McIlroy wins in Wells Fargo record

Monday, May 18th 2015, 6:51

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy wins the Wells Fargo Championship by seven strokes to set a new tournament record.
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Sex abuse of disabled adults revealed

Monday, May 18th 2015, 0:07
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

Nearly 5,000 incidents of sexual abuse against disabled adults were reported in England in two years, the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme learns.
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UK adventurers smash Greenland record

Sunday, May 17th 2015, 17:23
related countries: Greenland Greenland

A team of British adventurers break the record for the fastest coast-to-coast crossing of Greenland - beating the previous record by more than eight days.
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Unite warns Labour to serve workers

Sunday, May 17th 2015, 15:48

The Unite union's affiliation to Labour could be reconsidered unless the party shows it represents ordinary working people, its leader says.
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England clinch Netball Europe crown

Sunday, May 17th 2015, 14:23
related places: Belfast

England thrash hosts Northern Ireland 64-22 to win the Netball Europe Championship in style in Belfast.
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Firm apologises over Corfu gas deaths

Sunday, May 17th 2015, 9:54
related countries: Greece Greece

Thomas Cook apologises to the parents of two children who died from carbon monoxide poisoning while on holiday in Corfu, as it is reported the firm received £3.5m in compensation following the tragedy.
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Soap awards pay tribute to Kirkbride

Sunday, May 17th 2015, 9:38
related places: Kirkbride

The late Coronation Street star Anne Kirkbride wins the outstanding achievement award at this year's British Soap Awards.
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Scots Labour leader Murphy to resign

Saturday, May 16th 2015, 17:56

Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy announces he is to resign next month despite narrowly surviving a vote of no confidence.
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Pietersen 'was offered clean slate'

Saturday, May 16th 2015, 13:14

Kevin Pietersen says he was offered "a clean slate" by the ECB, clarifying his anger over his omission by England.
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McIlroy in Quail Hollow contention

Saturday, May 16th 2015, 5:42

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy moves to within three shots of the lead in the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow.
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Unused Chinooks to return from Nepal

Friday, May 15th 2015, 20:15
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Three RAF Chinook helicopters sent to Nepal to help the aid effort in the country to return to the UK without having been used, the government says.
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Tuilagi admits police officer assault

Friday, May 15th 2015, 16:56

England rugby player Manu Tuilagi will not play in this year's World Cup after admitting assaulting two police officers.
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Society musical ends Spacey tenure

Friday, May 15th 2015, 13:23
related places: London

The final production of Kevin Spacey's tenure as artistic director of the Old Vic - Cole Porter musical High Society - opens at the London theatre.
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I did not mislead Pietersen - Graves

Friday, May 15th 2015, 13:13

New England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Colin Graves says he did not deceive Kevin Pietersen over a potential England recall.
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Poet Motion escapes 'suffocating' UK

Friday, May 15th 2015, 12:21
related countries: United States United States

Poet Sir Andrew Motion is to leave Britain for a new job in the US, saying being known in the UK as a former poet laureate can be "suffocating".
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PM will 'look at' powers proposals

Friday, May 15th 2015, 12:14
related places: Edinburgh

David Cameron says he would "look at" any proposals for further powers for Scotland but wants to get the Smith Commission plans implemented first.
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Cavendish wins third California stage

Friday, May 15th 2015, 8:25

Britain's Mark Cavendish sprints to a third stage win on a rain-soaked fifth leg of the Tour of California.
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SABMiller buys brewer Meantime

Friday, May 15th 2015, 7:39
related places: Greenwich, London

SABMiller has agreed to acquire Meantime Brewing Company, a craft brewer based in Greenwich, London.
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More beaches face quality failures

Friday, May 15th 2015, 2:34

A record number of England's beaches are at risk of failing to meet EU water quality standards this year, the Environment Agency warns.
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RAF jets escort Russian aircraft

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 20:44
related countries: Russia Russia

RAF jets are scrambled after two Russian military aircraft are seen flying north of Scotland towards UK airspace.
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Lyth to make Test debut against NZ

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 16:43
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Adam Lyth will make his England debut in the first Test against New Zealand at Lord's, with Mark Wood also in the squad.
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English cities offered greater power

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 16:41

Chancellor George Osborne sets out plans to give cities powers over housing, transport and policing, as part of a devolution "revolution" for England.
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Greece rules out Elgin Marbles case

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 15:15
related countries: Greece Greece

Greece rules out taking legal action against the UK to reclaim the Elgin Marbles from the British Museum after decades of dispute.
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Hand-sewn Wikipedia page unveiled

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 14:17

A giant embroidery of a Wikipedia page - measuring 13 metres long - is unveiled at the British Library as part of the celebrations surrounding the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.
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Pietersen 'deserves England chance'

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 11:56

Kevin Pietersen "maybe" deserves the chance to be considered for England selection in the future, says ex-team-mate Ian Bell.
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Lucian Freud nude sets new record

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 11:37
related places: New York

A life-sized nude by Lucian Freud sells at auction in New York for $56.2 million (£35.6m), setting a new record for the late British painter.
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Carney rejects migrant labour fears

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 10:30

Bank of England governor Mark Carney, speaking in a BBC interview, dismisses fears that cheap foreign labour has reduced UK productivity.
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Brightman postpones space trip

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 7:30

British soprano Sarah Brightman calls off her trip to the International Space Station citing "personal family reasons".
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US stripped of Olympic relay medals

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 19:10
related countries: United States United States

The USA 4x100m relay team are stripped of their London 2012 Olympic silver medals because of Tyson Gay's drugs ban.
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Prince's private letters published

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 18:59

Private letters sent between the Prince of Wales and government ministers a decade ago are published after a lengthy legal battle.
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'No England approach for Gillespie'

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 17:25

Yorkshire's director of cricket says England have made no approach for head coach Jason Gillespie to succeed Peter Moores.
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Tom Hardy 'ready' for next Mad Max

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 15:48

British actor Tom Hardy says he is "totally ready" to reprise the role of Mad Max in the next film in a planned trilogy.
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VIDEO: Asia heads global school league

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 13:32

An international study of how schools perform puts Asian countries in the top five places, and the UK in 20th place.
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UK warship rescues hundreds from Med

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 12:44

A British warship has rescued hundreds of migrants from the Mediterranean, the Ministry of Defence says.
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UK jobless total at seven-year low

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 11:07
related places: March

UK unemployment between January and March fell to 1.83 million, figures show, down 35,000 from the previous quarter and the lowest since 2008.
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Bank of England cuts growth forecast

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 10:43

The Bank of England cuts its 2015 growth forecast from 2.9% to 2.5%, as governor Mark Carney unveils his quarterly inflation report.
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England coach applicants 'crazy'

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 10:39

Anyone applying for the England cricket coach's job would be "crazy" after the Kevin Pietersen saga, says Matthew Hayden.
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New laws to target radicalisation

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 8:13

David Cameron is to set out new powers aimed at tackling radicalisation, saying the UK has been a "passively tolerant society" for too long.
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Asia tops global school rankings

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 23:02
related countries: United States United States, Vietnam Vietnam

A global school league table based on science and maths tests puts five Asian countries at the top, with the UK in 20th and the US in 28th.
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VIDEO: Rescued Syria migrant's journey to Germany

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 22:15
related countries: Germany Germany, Syria Syria

As the British government says it will opt out of European plans for a quota system for migrants, Damian Grammaticas meets one Syrian who has reached Germany.
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Pietersen anger at 'deceitful' England

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 19:29

Kevin Pietersen says he is "angry and hurt" at being told he will not be considered for selection by England.
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Pietersen misled by ECB - Vaughan

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 18:08

Kevin Pietersen has been misled by the ECB, according to former England captain Michael Vaughan.
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Osborne: We have 'clear EU mandate'

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 14:15

Chancellor George Osborne says the new Conservative government has a "very clear mandate" to renegotiate the UK's relationship with the EU.
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Pietersen exile over 'trust issues'

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 12:14

Kevin Pietersen will not be selected for England this summer because of a "massive trust issue", according to Andrew Strauss.
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Grealish turns down Republic call-up

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 12:03
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Jack Grealish rejects a place in the Republic of Ireland squad for their games against England and Scotland.
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Gormley works placed at beauty spots

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 10:02

Life-sized sculptures by Antony Gormley have been placed at five beauty spots around the UK that were specially selected by the artist.
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RBS could face fines on US mortgages

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 9:08
related countries: United States United States

Taxpayer-backed Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) could face further fines in the US following a court ruling regarding the sale of mortgage bonds to investors.
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Strokes 'rising among younger people'

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 8:53

There has been an "alarming" rise in the number of working-age men and women in England having strokes in recent years, a charity warns.
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No England recall for Pietersen

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 6:55

Kevin Pietersen is told he will not be recalled by England despite a career-best 326 not out for Surrey.
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Pietersen 326 sends England message

Monday, May 11th 2015, 18:55

Kevin Pietersen gives a timely reminder of his talents to England's selectors with an unbeaten 326 for Surrey.
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UK interest rates kept at record low

Monday, May 11th 2015, 12:02

UK interest rates have been held at 0.5% for another month by the Bank of England.
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Cameron bares teeth over EU migration

Monday, May 11th 2015, 10:33
related places: Cameron

Cameron rolls up sleeves for battle over EU migration
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Body found inside canal suitcase

Monday, May 11th 2015, 4:35
related places: London

Police are investigating after a body was found inside a suitcase recovered from a west London canal.
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'Growth returns' to Scottish economy

Sunday, May 10th 2015, 23:35

The economic slowdown seen in the first three months of this year is gradually being reversed, according to a survey.
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VIDEO: Getting beyond Bollywood

Sunday, May 10th 2015, 23:18
related countries: India India

Beyond Bollywood brings the colours and dance styles of India to the UK.
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Ant and Dec repeat Bafta success

Sunday, May 10th 2015, 21:28
related places: London

Ant and Dec win two prizes at the Bafta TV awards for the second year in a row, while Sherlock, Happy Valley and Coronation Street get top prizes.
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Mumford & Sons top UK album chart

Sunday, May 10th 2015, 18:02

Mumford & Sons top the UK album chart, recording an impressive 81,300 chart sales with third studio album Wilder Mind.
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Cameron must go further - Sturgeon

Sunday, May 10th 2015, 10:05

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon calls for new tax and welfare powers to be devolved to Scotland as a "priority".
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Clive James to be honoured by Bafta

Sunday, May 10th 2015, 8:07
related places: London

Author, critic and broadcaster Clive James is to be honoured at the British Academy Television Awards in London later.
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Crowds enjoy VE Day memorial concert

Saturday, May 9th 2015, 22:31

Thousands gather to watch a 1940s-themed concert at London's Horse Guards Parade as part of 70th anniversary commemorations of VE Day - the end of World War Two in Europe.
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UK student killed in Nepal earthquake

Saturday, May 9th 2015, 17:39
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Tributes are paid to British backpacker Matthew Carapiet by his family as they confirm he was killed in the Nepal earthquake.
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Moores sacked, Strauss gets ECB job

Saturday, May 9th 2015, 15:08

England coach Peter Moores is sacked after former captain Andrew Strauss is appointed as the new national director of cricket.
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Party leaders join in VE Day ceremony

Friday, May 8th 2015, 21:30

Party leaders put aside their election differences to join in marking 70 years since Winston Churchill announced the end of the war with Germany.
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Sturgeon: Scotland 'voted for change'

Friday, May 8th 2015, 19:54

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon warns David Cameron that it cannot be "business as usual" in Scotland after her party's historic election success.
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Moores 'bubbly' despite job reports

Friday, May 8th 2015, 18:42

England coach Peter Moores was as "positive and bubbly" as ever despite reports he is to be sacked, says captain James Taylor.
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SNP wins 56 seats in Scots landslide

Friday, May 8th 2015, 17:53

The SNP records a historic landslide general election victory in Scotland, winning 56 out of 59 seats.
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Cameron: We'll make Britain greater

Friday, May 8th 2015, 16:57

David Cameron pledges to lead a "one nation" government as he returns to Downing Street as prime minister and reappoints four ministers, while rival leaders Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage quit.
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A baffled American's take on the UK election

Friday, May 8th 2015, 16:42
related countries: United States United States

A baffled American's take on the UK election
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Shares surge on election outcome

Friday, May 8th 2015, 16:03

Shares and the pound jump as election results give the Conservatives a majority in the House of Commons.
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Cameron 'must make case' for EU

Friday, May 8th 2015, 15:21

European Council President Donald Tusk says he is counting on the re-elected UK prime minister "making the case" for continued EU membership.
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Ireland-England washed out by rain

Friday, May 8th 2015, 14:23
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

England's one-day international against Ireland is abandoned after rain allows only 18 overs to be played in Dublin.
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Conservatives win UK election

Friday, May 8th 2015, 11:59

David Cameron is heading back to Downing Street as prime minister after the Conservatives win a majority - but Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage all resign as leaders of his rival parties.
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UK trade deficit narrows in March

Friday, May 8th 2015, 10:53
related places: March

The UK trade deficit narrowed to £2.8bn in March from £3.3bn in February, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
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Jutting case sent to HK's High Court

Friday, May 8th 2015, 7:13
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

The case of British banker Rurik Jutting, accused of murdering two women, is sent to Hong Kong's High Court, as he declines to enter a plea.
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Exit poll predicts 58 SNP seats

Friday, May 8th 2015, 1:10

An exit poll predicts the SNP could win all but one of Scotland's 59 seats in the general election.
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Voting in UK election nears end

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 20:30

As voting in the UK general election enters its final half-hour, millions of people across the country have been casting their ballots.
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Pirate Capt Kidd's 'treasure' found

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 20:13
related countries: Madagascar Madagascar

Underwater explorers in Madagascar say they have found what is thought to be the treasure of notorious Scottish pirate Captain William Kidd.
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Corden nominated for US TV prize

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 9:46
related countries: United States United States

James Corden's US talk show is nominated for a Critics' Choice TV award, less than two months on from the British star's late-night debut.
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