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Nama NI portfolio is sold for £1bn

Friday, April 4th 2014, 14:33

Nama, the Republic of Ireland's state-controlled "bad bank", sells its entire Northern Ireland loan portfolio for around £1bn.
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VIDEO: Prince Harry visits Olympic park

Friday, April 4th 2014, 12:56
related places: London

Prince Harry has visited London's newest park in the heart of the former Olympic site.
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England thrash SA to reach final

Friday, April 4th 2014, 11:58
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England thrash South Africa by nine wickets to reach their second successive World Twenty20 final against Australia.
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Moores to apply for England job

Friday, April 4th 2014, 11:34

Lancashire and ex-England coach Peter Moores says he is interested in succeeding Andy Flower as head of the national team.
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Monty Python confirm 'last ever' gig

Friday, April 4th 2014, 11:03
related places: London

The final Monty Python reunion show at the O2 Arena in London on 20 July will be "the last time we'll be working together", Michael Palin says.
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Houghton named new England captain

Friday, April 4th 2014, 10:38

Manchester City defender Steph Houghton is named as the new England women's captain to replace Casey Stoney.
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Pollution 'could reduce' on Friday

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 21:15

Forecasters suggest pollution over parts of the UK could be blown away by "clean Atlantic air" on Friday.
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Nigella 'invited to apply for US visa'

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 16:33
related countries: United States United States

The US Embassy in the UK have told Newsbeat they are inviting celebrity chef Nigella Lawson to apply for a working visa after reports she was blocked from flying to States
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Bayliss 'can get best out of England'

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 9:09

Former Australia bowler Geoff Lawson says New South Wales coach Trevor Bayliss has all the skills to lead England.
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Nurseries 'not preparing children'

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 8:01

Ofsted's chief inspector warns that too many nurseries in England are failing to ensure that children are ready to learn when they reach school.
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VIDEO: Leaving Helmand to an uncertain future

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 4:38
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

As Afghan forces struggle to provide security for Saturday's elections, UK troops are beginning to withdraw, leaving an uncertain future behind for Helmand.
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Clegg and Farage in heated EU battle

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 3:09

Nick Clegg says UKIP peddles "fantasies" but Nigel Farage accuses him of "lying" about the EU, as polls suggest the UKIP leader came out top in the ill-tempered TV debate.
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Ketamine 'exciting' depression therapy

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 23:49

The illegal party drug, ketamine, is an "exciting" and "dramatic" new treatment for depression, say doctors who have conducted the first trial in the UK.
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Masterpiece of silent film recovered

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 23:45
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A long-lost masterpiece of British silent cinema is discovered in the Netherlands, almost 90 years after it was last seen.
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Ultra-high grade in GCSE shake-up

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 23:06

A new higher GCSE grade will identify England's most talented pupils, and grades will be linked to international tests under proposals from the exam regulator.
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Air pollution reaches high levels

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 21:13

Air pollution has reached "high levels" in parts of Greater London, rural south-east England, and towns and cities in East Anglia, Defra confirms.
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VIDEO: Britain hands over Helmand command

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 20:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Britain formally hands over command of military operations in Helmand province in Afghanistan to the US.
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UK concern over Gibraltar 'incursion'

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 16:08
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain

The Foreign Office summons the Spanish ambassador over a "serious incursion" by Spanish ships into waters off Gibraltar.
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Pollution to spread across England

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 14:28

Health warnings are issued by the government as pollution spreading across England is forecast to hit high levels.
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PM would welcome shirt price 'rethink'

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 11:55

The Prime Minster would welcome a rethink on the price of England football shirts, according to his spokesman.
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Britain hands over Helmand command

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 4:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Britain formally hands over command of military operations in Helmand province in Afghanistan to the US.
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UK submarine joins search for plane

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 0:11
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Malaysia Malaysia

Royal Navy submarine HMS Tireless has joined the hunt for the missing Malaysian Airlines plane in the Indian Ocean, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Pietersen axing took guts - Cook

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 17:18

Test captain Alastair Cook says it took "a lot of guts and consideration" to end Kevin Pietersen's England career.
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Marvel masters Muppets at UK cinemas

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 16:00
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Returning superhero Captain America came ahead of the Muppets in a battle of the sequels that dominates this week's UK and Ireland box office chart.
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UK probe into Muslim Brotherhood

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 12:51

Prime Minister David Cameron has commissioned a review of the UK activities of the Muslim Brotherhood, Downing Street says.
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VIDEO: Jolie demands war rape victim justice

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 10:59
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
related places: Sarajevo

Actress Angelina Jolie and UK Foreign Secretary William Hague travelled to Sarajevo to meet victims of rape during the Bosnia conflict in their campaign to end sexual violence against women in war.
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England's pupils 'good problem solvers'

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 9:00

England's teenagers are "significantly above average" in problem-solving skills, according to the results of international tests.
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Giles best England choice - Harmison

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 8:47

Former England seamer Steve Harmison claims Ashley Giles is the best man to coach England despite a tough winter.
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Love 'em or hate 'em - Britain's rocky relationship with the EU

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 0:14

Why Britain has such a rocky relationship with the EU
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Is London really France's 'sixth biggest city'?

Monday, March 31st 2014, 23:37
related countries: France France

Is London really France's 'sixth biggest city'?
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FA criticised over £90 England shirts

Monday, March 31st 2014, 18:20

The Football Association is criticised as new England replica shirts - to be worn at the World Cup - go on sale for up to £90.
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Giles still wants England coach job

Monday, March 31st 2014, 14:40

Ashley Giles still wants the England head coach's job despite his side's poor performance in the World Twenty20.
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Dismal England slump to Dutch defeat

Monday, March 31st 2014, 13:21
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

England collapse to a shock 45-run defeat against the Netherlands in their final match of the World Twenty20.
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Police 'damaged but not broken'

Monday, March 31st 2014, 11:47

Policing in England and Wales has been damaged - but not broken - by scandals, an annual assessment has concluded.
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Waterstone 'predicts e-book decline'

Monday, March 31st 2014, 10:55

Tim Waterstone, the founder of the Waterstone's book shop chain, predicts that the "e-book revolution" will soon go into decline in the UK.
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'Cinderella' cruelty law considered

Monday, March 31st 2014, 10:36

The government is "seriously" considering introducing a new offence of emotional cruelty to children in England and Wales.
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Elton John to marry David Furnish

Monday, March 31st 2014, 8:13

Sir Elton John is to marry his partner David Furnish after a change in the law in England and Wales to allow same-sex weddings for the first time.
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Swiss probe foreign exchange market

Monday, March 31st 2014, 7:08
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, United States United States

British, US and Swiss banks are being investigated in Switzerland for potential collusion over the manipulation of foreign exchange rates.
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Network Rail plans £38bn investment

Monday, March 31st 2014, 6:02

The operator of Britain's train tracks and stations, Network Rail, announces a five-year plan to invest £38bn in rail infrastructure.
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Hammond defends cuts to military

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 13:41

The Defence Secretary has described criticism of cuts to the British military as "nonsense" after General Sir Richard Shirreff warned that the armed forces had been left "hollowed out".
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Giles 'happy to make tough decisions'

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 10:19

Ashley Giles says he is not frightened to make tough decisions if he is appointed as England's head coach.
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Network Rail expects £70m fine

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 10:13

Network Rail says it expects to be fined about £70m - a record figure - for delays suffered by UK passengers.
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Last-ditch bid to keep student in UK

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 3:24
related countries: Mauritius Mauritius

Lawyers are to make a last-ditch attempt to block the removal of a Mauritian student who is due to be deported from the UK later.
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Police seek outsiders for top ranks

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 1:37

For the first time, recruits from outside the police force will be fast-tracked into senior roles under a government move to "open up" policing culture in England and Wales .
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Crossrail digs up Black Death victims

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 0:00
related places: London

Skeletons unearthed by London's Crossrail are victims of the Black Death and may be part of a mass grave, forensic tests reveal.
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England crash out as SA reach semis

Saturday, March 29th 2014, 18:14
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England are knocked out of the World Twenty20 in the group stage as South Africa book their place in the semi-finals.
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Gay couples celebrate first weddings

Saturday, March 29th 2014, 16:34

The prime minister hails an "important moment" for the country as gay couples become the first to wed under a new law allowing same-sex marriages in England and Wales.
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Nurse in court charged with murders

Saturday, March 29th 2014, 13:53
related places: Stockport

Victorino Chua appears in court charged with murdering three people at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport in 2011.
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'Riot' alert as jail wing taken over

Friday, March 28th 2014, 22:26

Riot officers are on standby at a jail in the north east of England as more than 50 inmates take over a wing.
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Currency union comments dismissed

Friday, March 28th 2014, 22:19

Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael dismisses a report in the Guardian suggesting the UK government would share the pound with an independent Scotland.
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Many A&Es 'have missed wait target'

Friday, March 28th 2014, 15:07

Nearly two thirds of England's major A&Es missed the waiting time target this winter, BBC analysis shows.
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German boost for Cameron EU strategy

Friday, March 28th 2014, 14:07
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany says any future changes to the EU must be fair to all members, boosting David Cameron's renegotiation hopes.
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Benefit change 'sees 6% move home'

Friday, March 28th 2014, 13:16

About 6% of social housing tenants in Britain affected by changes to benefits partly designed to cut under-occupancy have moved home, BBC research suggests.
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UK current account deficit at £22.4bn

Friday, March 28th 2014, 13:04

The UK's current account deficit was larger than expected in the final quarter of last year, official figures show.
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Mandatory porn site age checks urged

Friday, March 28th 2014, 0:14

The UK's video-on-demand regulator calls for a change to the law to make overseas pornographic websites add age verification checks.
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Hales ton one of best ever - Broad

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 19:06
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Stuart Broad says Alex Hales' century for England against Sri Lanka in the World T20 is one of the best he has seen.
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Police 'fail domestic abuse victims'

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 16:40

Thousands of people are at risk of serious harm or even murder because of widespread failure by police in England and Wales to deal with domestic abuse, a report says.
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Tate to return 'looted' Constable

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 16:28

London's Tate gallery agrees to return an oil painting by John Constable after evidence revealed it was stolen by the Nazis.
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'Big six' face competition inquiry

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 12:50

Regulators will investigate whether the "big six" UK energy suppliers are preventing effective competition in the UK energy market.
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Musical has the X Factor, critics say

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 12:15
related places: West End

A West End musical about TV show The X Factor receives a largely positive response from the nation's critics, following a star-studded first night at the London Palladium.
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Councils 'divert' public health cash

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 1:25

Councils in England are using public health budgets to fund other services, an investigation for the British Medical Journal suggests.
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Lennon hails 'breathtaking' Celtic

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 23:30

Neil Lennon says the 5-1 title-winning victory over Partick Thistle shows Celtic's dominance of the Scottish game.
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Clegg and Farage clash on migration

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 22:06

Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage have clashed over who is telling the truth about EU immigration in the first of two debates on the UK's place in the European Union.
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Partick Thistle 1-5 Celtic

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 21:44

Clinical Celtic take Partick Thistle apart to secure their third Scottish title in a row and their 45th in all.
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Kate Bush to play seven more dates

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 18:13

British singer Kate Bush announces she is to play a further seven dates in the UK this year, in addition to the 15 shows previously announced.
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Thousands of schools shut by strike

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 17:24

Thousands of schools in England and Wales were closed on Wednesday, as teachers joined rallies and picket lines in a strike over pay, pensions and conditions.
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Parties row over energy freeze credit

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 14:38

The government and the Labour party both claim credit for an energy price freeze on customer bills announced by UK electricity and gas supplier SSE.
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BoE in China currency clearing deal

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 13:32
related countries: China China
related places: London

The Bank of England and the People's Bank of China agree a plan to make London a hub for Chinese currency clearing and settlement.
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Game Of Thrones to have UK simulcast

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 10:13
related countries: United States United States

The opening episode of the fourth series of Game Of Thrones will air at the same time in the US and UK.
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Cumberbatch to play Hamlet on stage

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 8:18
related places: London

Sherlock and Star Trek actor Benedict Cumberbatch is to play Hamlet on stage at the Barbican in London next year.
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MPs to vote on £120bn welfare cap

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 5:08

MPs are set to vote on government plans to cap the amount of money the UK spends on welfare each year.
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NHS urged to halve serious mistakes

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 1:49

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is asking the NHS in England to reduce the number of serious mistakes being made and save 6,000 lives over the next three years.
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'Vulnerable' Syrians arrive in UK

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 15:59
related countries: Syria Syria

The first group of Syrian refugees arrives in the UK as part of a government scheme to take in some of the most vulnerable victims of the conflict.
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Harry Potter artwork to be auctioned

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 13:08

The original artwork for the covers of two of JK Rowling's Harry Potter books, by British artist Cliff Wright, to go under the hammer in Los Angeles.
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UK's Russia nuclear deal under review

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 12:58
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

The UK is reviewing its nuclear co-operation agreement with Russian state firm Rosatom because of the Ukraine crisis.
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GB Olympic skier Alcott retires

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 12:25

Four-time Team GB Olympic alpine skier Chemmy Alcott will retire after the British Alpine Championships.
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UK inflation rate hits four-year low

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 12:00

The UK's inflation rate fell to a fresh four-year low in February, driven by a drop in the price of petrol.
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Evans named in GB Davis Cup squad

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 11:31
related countries: Italy Italy

Dan Evans is included in Britain's Davis Cup squad, alongside Andy Murray, to face Italy next month.
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Bodleian handed Trollope manuscripts

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 10:32
related places: Oxford

Best-selling British novelist Joanna Trollope donates the manuscripts of her works to Oxford's Bodleian Library.
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£310m invested in UK wind turbines

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 10:20

Manufacturing giant Siemens and the UK's Associated British Ports are to invest a total of £310m in UK wind turbine factories, creating 1,000 jobs.
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England call 'surprised' Kieswetter

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 9:54

Somerset's Craig Kieswetter is determined to make the most of his surprise call-up to England's World T20 squad.
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Faulty 'delayed puberty' gene found

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 2:46

UK scientists say they have discovered a gene error that delays puberty.
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G8 summit 'won't be held in Russia'

Monday, March 24th 2014, 20:48
related countries: Russia Russia

The G8 summit will not take place in Russia this year, UK Prime Minister David Cameron says.
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VIDEO: Muppets Most Wanted London premiere

Monday, March 24th 2014, 20:32
related places: London

Comedian and actor Ricky Gervais has attended the London premiere of Muppets Most Wanted.
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UK behind flight MH370 breakthrough

Monday, March 24th 2014, 18:49
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Malaysia Malaysia

The conclusion that flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean is based on analysis by British investigators and a UK satellite firm, Malaysia's prime minister says.
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UK army in Germany 'rethink' urged

Monday, March 24th 2014, 15:35
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The Army should increase troop numbers in light of the Ukraine and Syria crises and retain 3,000 soldiers in Germany, says a former chief of staff.
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Apollo collapse due to 'old' materials

Monday, March 24th 2014, 15:07
related places: London

A ceiling collapse at London's Apollo Theatre has been put down to weak and old materials, the BBC learns.
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Founder of £1m firm to give it away

Monday, March 24th 2014, 14:52

The leader of a global communications agency, whose clients include the Dalai Lama and Prince of Wales, will give his company, worth up to £1m, away.
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England women lose World T20 opener

Monday, March 24th 2014, 13:04

England lose their first game of the Women's World Twenty20 as West Indies beat them by nine runs in Sylhet.
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Police incompetent, says acid victim

Monday, March 24th 2014, 10:19

A woman left scarred when her friend attacked her with acid accuses Scotland Yard of incompetence, saying they initially claimed she had done it to herself.
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Active mums 'have active children'

Monday, March 24th 2014, 6:02

There is a direct link between how physically active mothers are and how active their young children are, suggests a UK study.
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Briton dies in NZ light plane crash

Monday, March 24th 2014, 3:51
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A British man and a New Zealander are killed after the light aircraft they were flying crashes in New Zealand, police say.
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Boy, 15, charged with girl's murder

Monday, March 24th 2014, 0:38
related places: Hackney, London

A teenage boy is charged with murdering 15-year-old Shereka Fab-Ann Marsh, who was shot in the neck in Hackney, east London.
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Russian tourist spending in UK drops

Monday, March 24th 2014, 0:02
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

The UK's hotels and shops sees income from Russians fall 17% last month as visitor numbers fell back amid political unrest in Ukraine, says a report.
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George Michael beats Kylie in chart

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 18:56

George Michael's Symphonica beats Kylie Minogue's Kiss Me Once to the top of the UK album chart.
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Broad fined for umpire criticism

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 17:04

England captain Stuart Broad is fined for questioning the umpires' decision to play on in a storm at the World Twenty20.
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VIDEO: OK! magazine launches in Pakistan

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 15:25
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The UK-based international celebrity magazine, OK!, has launched a new edition in Pakistan - an apparently unlikely location for an upmarket, global, publication.
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Blackrock outlines Yes vote 'risks'

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 13:15

The world's biggest investment fund manager says Scottish independence would bring "major uncertainties, costs and risks," for Scotland and the rest of the UK.
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Hague warns of Russia 'isolation'

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 5:28
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

Russia faces long-term "isolation and stagnation" over its "illegal land grab" in Ukraine's Crimea region, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague says.
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Currency union rejection criticised

Saturday, March 22nd 2014, 23:58

The Scottish government welcomes new economic analysis which strongly attacks the UK Treasury's opposition to a currency alliance.
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