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Yes Scotland 'will benefit whole UK'

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 19:05
related places: London

An independent Scotland with a strong economy would benefit the whole of the UK, First Minister Alex Salmond tells a gathering in London.
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Tom Cruise director praises UK crews

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 17:52

Doug Liman, the director of Tom Cruise's new sci-fi film Edge of Tomorrow, speaks of the "extraordinary" experience he had shooting it in the UK.
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Hodgson recruits psychiatrist Peters

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 15:58

England boss Roy Hodgson plans to use the psychiatrist who helped Team GB cyclists to Olympic glory for the World Cup.
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Friends' Perry to make UK TV debut

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 15:53

Former Friends actor Matthew Perry is to make his British TV debut in a one-off Sky Arts comedy to be shown in May.
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Childcare 'costs more than mortgage'

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 14:03

Many parents in Britain are now paying more for childcare in a year than the average annual mortgage bill, a report claims.
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'Giles can make England world-beaters'

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 11:54

Graeme Swann backs Ashley Giles to be England's permanent head coach and believes the team can return to the top in all formats.
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Captain Brown recalled by Scotland

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 11:38
related countries: France France

Saracens' Kelly Brown is back in Scotland's starting line-up to face France and will be captain at Murrayfield.
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Smith a captaincy great, says Stewart

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 11:19
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South African batsman Graeme Smith is one of the game's greatest captains, says former England skipper Alec Stewart.
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India Rolls-Royce deals 'on hold'

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 11:12
related countries: India India
related places: London

India puts on hold all deals with Rolls-Royce till an investigation into bribery allegations against the London-based company is complete, the Press Trust of India news agency reports.
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Wembley to host Froch-Groves rematch

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 10:21

Carl Froch and George Groves' rematch will take place at Wembley Stadium on 31 May, promoter Eddie Hearn announces.
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Britain praises Ukrainian restraint

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 9:59
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

The government of Ukraine should be commended "for refusing to rise to provocation" from Russia, the UK's ambassador to the UN says.
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Gloucester sign scrum-half Laidlaw

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 7:39
related places: Edinburgh

Gloucester agree a deal to sign Scotland scrum-half Greig Laidlaw from Edinburgh for next season.
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UK 'deeply concerned' about Crimea

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 21:41
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Russia will face diplomatic, political and economic pressures over its actions in the Ukraine, David Cameron says.
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UK scraps VAT on Bitcoin trades

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 20:15

The UK's tax authority, HMRC, scraps plans to charge VAT on Bitcoin trading, just days after the collapse of one of the virtual currency's leading exchanges.
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UK's Eurovision entry revealed

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 19:31

Pop singer Molly Smitten-Downes, who has appeared on songs by Sash and Basshunter, will represent the UK at this year's Eurovision Song Contest.
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Flower takes up new elite ECB role

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 14:55

Former England coach Andy Flower is appointed technical director of elite coaching by the England and Wales Cricket Board.
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VIDEO: Gutters fall at Brazil football venue

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 13:48
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Costa Rica Costa Rica
related places: Belo Horizonte

Heavy rainfall caused damage to the stadium in Belo Horizonte where England meet Costa Rica on 24 June
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Bafta fellowship for Rockstar Games

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 12:55

The makers of games including the Grand Theft Auto series will be presented with a Bafta fellowship at this year's British Academy Games Awards
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Youth justice 'should be devolved'

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 12:12

Youth justice should be devolved immediately to Wales and other parts of the justice system could follow in the future, says a report into the powers of the assembly.
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UK manufacturing rises in February

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 10:26

UK manufacturing grew faster than expected in February, with employment in the sector expanding at its fastest pace in almost three years.
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Arterton to star in Dagenham musical

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 9:14
related places: Dagenham, London, West End

Former Bond girl Gemma Arterton is to take the lead role in a musical version of 2010 film Made in Dagenham, to open in London's West End in November.
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India exhumes 'mutiny rebel' remains

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 9:03
related countries: India India

Archaeologists in India are examining claims that remains of people dug up from a disused well in the northern state of Punjab belong to soldiers who rebelled against the British in 1857.
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Ex-al-Qaeda man warns over Syria

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 8:59
related countries: Syria Syria

An ex-member of al-Qaeda says the UK government must be clear about why it has not intervened in Syria, or risk more Muslims being radicalised.
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McIlroy loses in Florida play-off

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 7:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy lost in a four-way play-off at the Honda Classic in Florida to American Russell Henley.
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UK and US in agreement over Ukraine

Monday, March 3rd 2014, 7:34
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

David Cameron and Barack Obama agree that Russia must face "significant costs" if it does not change course over the Ukraine crisis.
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Manchester City 3-1 Sunderland

Sunday, March 2nd 2014, 21:39
related places: Sunderland, Wembley

Manuel Pellegrini wins his first trophy in England as Manchester City saw off Sunderland in the Capital One Cup final at Wembley.
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Third time lucky for Pharrell's Happy

Sunday, March 2nd 2014, 19:04

Pharrell Williams reaches the top of the UK singles chart for the third time with Happy, putting him in a select group of artists to achieve this feat.
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French director Alain Resnais dies

Sunday, March 2nd 2014, 16:47
related countries: France France

French director Alain Resnais, whose films spanned French New Wave, surrealism, and British playwrights, has died at the age 91.
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Campbell in England captain race claim

Sunday, March 2nd 2014, 13:37

Former England defender Sol Campbell makes an allegation that he was denied the national captaincy on racial grounds.
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Doctors aim to grow ears from fat

Sunday, March 2nd 2014, 0:17
related places: London

Doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London are aiming to reconstruct people's faces with stem cells taken from their fat.
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Labour approves membership reforms

Saturday, March 1st 2014, 19:13
related places: London

Historic changes to the Labour Party's links with the unions are approved at a special conference of members by an overwhelming majority.
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Bell added to England T20 squad

Saturday, March 1st 2014, 14:33

Ian Bell is added to the England Twenty20 squad in the West Indies as cover for Eoin Morgan and Alex Hales.
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Murray loses in Mexican Open semis

Saturday, March 1st 2014, 9:36
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, Mexico Mexico

Britain's Andy Murray is beaten in three sets by Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in a thrilling semi-final at the Mexican Open.
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Jay-Z joins Beyonce show in London

Saturday, March 1st 2014, 1:07
related places: London

Pop star Beyonce is joined on stage by rapper husband Jay-Z as she brings her Mrs Carter world tour to London for the second time.
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Broad blames bowlers for ODI defeat

Friday, February 28th 2014, 23:23
related countries: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda

Captain Stuart Broad says England's bowling in the latter stages of the West Indies innings cost them victory in Antigua.
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Lumb hits ton but England lose ODI

Friday, February 28th 2014, 22:39

Michael Lumb scores a ton on his one-day international debut but England lose their opening game against West Indies.
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Half a million in negative equity

Friday, February 28th 2014, 22:14

New figures show nearly half a million UK households are still in negative equity - meaning their homes are worth less than their mortgages.
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West Indies legends knighted at ODI

Friday, February 28th 2014, 19:10

West Indies legends Richie Richardson, Curtly Ambrose and Andy Roberts are knighted during an ODI with England.
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Sneak Godzilla footage shown in UK

Friday, February 28th 2014, 17:42

British director Gareth Edwards unveils the first footage from summer blockbuster Godzilla at a screening in London.
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Vikings show to be screened in cinemas

Friday, February 28th 2014, 14:04

A live show giving a guided tour of the British Museum's major Vikings exhibition is to be screened in cinemas, it is announced.
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Northern Lights illuminate the UK

Friday, February 28th 2014, 13:28

The Aurora Borealis, better known as the Northern Lights, gives spectacular displays over parts of the UK, lighting up skies from the north of Scotland to Jersey.
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BA owner flies back into profit

Friday, February 28th 2014, 11:43
related countries: Spain Spain

British Airways owner IAG bounced back into profit in 2013, fuelled by BA and Spanish budget airline Vueling.
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Pietersen exit improves morale - Prior

Friday, February 28th 2014, 11:06

Wicketkeeper Matt Prior says the England dressing room will be a better place without Kevin Pietersen.
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VIDEO: Nigeria marks its 100th birthday

Friday, February 28th 2014, 9:34

Nigeria is marking 100 years since two British territories were merged to form the country.
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Crackdown on fake shares fraudsters

Friday, February 28th 2014, 6:00
related places: More

More than 100 people are arrested in the biggest ever crackdown on fake share deals - so-called "boiler room" fraud - led by City of London Police.
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MI5 spy 'controlled UK Nazi group'

Friday, February 28th 2014, 3:26

An MI5 agent who pretended to have links to the Gestapo secretly controlled a vast network of Nazi sympathisers, newly-released files reveal.
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VIDEO: Protests for caged al-Jazeera staff

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 23:59
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: London

Protests have been held in London and around the world in support of journalists from the al-Jazeera network who have been detained in Egypt since December.
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Hodgson prepared to omit big names

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 23:50

Roy Hodgson admits it will be hard to select his World Cup squad but he is prepared to omit experienced players.
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Hewitt 'sorry' over paedophile group

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 23:27

Former Labour Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt apologises for having "got it wrong" in the 1970s over a civil liberties group's links to a pro-paedophile group.
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England call-up unbelievable - Shaw

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 23:01
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Shaw

Southampton's teenage left-back Luke Shaw describes his England call-up against Denmark as "unbelievable".
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Standard Life quit plan sparks row

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 22:44

Standard Life's announcement that it may move operations outside Scotland in the event of independence sparks a political row.
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VIDEO: 'Queen of Europe' Merkel visits UK

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 20:02
related countries: Germany Germany

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has said the rest of Europe is not prepared to pay almost any price to keep Britain in the EU.
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Follow Root's example, says Broad

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 19:53

Stuart Broad calls on his England players to follow Joe Root's example in the limited-overs series against West Indies.
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Thousands in Sir Tom Finney tribute

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 18:29

Thousands of mourners, including Sir Bobby Charlton, attend the civic funeral of Sir Tom Finney at Preston Minster.
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Briton faces new US hacking charges

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 18:17
related countries: United States United States

A British man is charged with hacking into US Federal Reserve computer servers and stealing the personal information of users - adding to previous charges.
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Robinson welcomes suspects inquiry

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 18:14

First Minister Peter Robinson welcomes the inquiry set up by Prime Minister David Cameron to look into NI's secret letters row.
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Merkel: EU reform no 'piece of cake'

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 17:12

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she can work with the UK to reform the EU but it will not be "a piece of cake".
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England call for Southampton's Shaw

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 16:36
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Shaw, Southampton

Southampton left-back Luke Shaw, 18, receives his first call-up to the England squad, for the friendly against Denmark.
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UK spies 'intercepted webcam images'

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 15:27

British spy agency GCHQ intercepted webcam images from millions of Yahoo users around the world, according to a report in the Guardian.
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RBS shares tumble after £8.2bn loss

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 15:01

The Royal Bank of Scotland, part-owned by the UK government, has posted a loss for the sixth successive year, causing its share price to fall.
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Big increase in net migration to UK

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 14:44

Net UK migration rose by 58,000 to 212,000 in the year to September 2013 - dealing a blow to Tory hopes of cutting it to 100,000 by next year.
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Three-person baby details announced

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 11:03

How the creation of babies using sperm and eggs from three people will be regulated in the UK has been announced.
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Injured Jagielka out of England game

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 10:18
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Everton

Everton defender Phil Jagielka is ruled out of England's friendly against Denmark because of injury.
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Murray reaches Mexican Open quarters

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 7:22
related countries: Mexico Mexico, Portugal Portugal
related places: Acapulco

Britain's Andy Murray beats Joao Sousa of Portugal 6-3 6-4 to reach the quarter-finals of the Mexican Open in Acapulco.
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Merkel wary over EU ties on UK trip

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 2:06
related places: London

Merkel heads to London amid uncertainty over EU ties
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Robinson quit threat over bomb case

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 18:57

Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson threatens to resign unless there is a judicial inquiry into secret letters given to more than 180 Irish republican paramilitary suspects.
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Injured Robson out of Indian Wells

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 18:24
related countries: India India

British number one Laura Robson rules herself out of the BNP Paribas Open as she recovers from a wrist injury.
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'Hungry' Trott set for April return

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 15:52

Jonathan Trott will make his comeback for Warwickshire at the start of April and is determined to regain his England place.
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Business investment helps UK growth

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 12:04

Official figures confirm that the UK economy grew by 0.7% in the final three months of 2013, helped by rising business investment.
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UK plans tougher non-EU bank rules

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 10:12

The Bank of England is proposing tougher rules for non-EU banks to prevent a repeat of the financial crisis and to protect savers.
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German spy paranoia's Irish invasion

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 10:11
related countries: Germany Germany, Ireland Ireland
related places: How

How panic spread across the UK and Ireland in 1914
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Police union 'appalled' at IRA deal

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 9:24

The chairman of the Police Federation for Northern Ireland says he is appalled at the government's "grubby secret deal" over IRA "on the run" cases.
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Ukraine leader warns of separatism

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 21:33
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

Ukraine's interim president warns of "dangerous signs" of separatism, as parliament votes to try ousted President Yanukovych at the ICC.
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'Biggest challenge' for oil industry

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 16:47

Britain's oil and gas industry warns that it faces its biggest challenge in 50 years due to low levels of exploration.
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Picamoles dropped for mocking referee

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 13:47
related countries: France France

Louis Picamoles is dropped from France's squad for next week's match against Scotland for mocking a referee.
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Auction plan for some UK visas

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 12:39

The right to settle in Britain should be auctioned off to wealthy foreign investors, government advisers say.
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What the world thinks of British TV

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 9:00

What the world thinks of British television
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VIDEO: Has defence budget been cut too far?

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 1:01

Defence correspondent Caroline Wyatt asks whether Britain's defence budget has been cut too far.
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Hodgson may use penalty psychologist

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 0:02

England manager Roy Hodgson will consider using a psychologist at the World Cup in Brazil to help players prepare for penalties.
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Rival North Sea oil visions set out

Monday, February 24th 2014, 20:16

The Scottish and UK governments set out competing visions for the future of North Sea oil and gas.
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Royal Court hit to re-open Apollo

Monday, February 24th 2014, 16:39
related places: West End

The National Theatre of Scotland's hit play Let the Right One In is transferring to the West End's Apollo Theatre, which has been shut since its ceiling collapsed in December.
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UK oil and gas sector revamp agreed

Monday, February 24th 2014, 10:23

Recommendations from retired businessman Sir Ian Wood's final report on ways of maximising the UK's remaining offshore oil and gas resources are set to be fast-tracked.
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Wolff to drive in F1 race practices

Monday, February 24th 2014, 10:01

Britain's Susie Wolff will drive in two grand prix practice sessions in an expanded role at Williams in 2014.
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VIDEO: The Holocaust survivor and her music

Monday, February 24th 2014, 7:16
related places: London

The oldest known survivor of the Nazi Holocaust, Alice Herz-Sommer, has died in London at the age of 110.
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Oldest Holocaust survivor dies

Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 21:52
related places: London

The oldest known survivor of the Nazi Holocaust, Alice Herz-Sommer, dies in London at the age of 110.
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Russia on top as 2014 Games end

Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 19:01

Hosts Russia finish top of the medal table and Britain equal their best performance as Sochi 2014 comes to an end.
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Many dangers in Ukraine, warns Hague

Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 16:36
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

Unrest in Ukraine poses "many dangers", the UK's foreign secretary says as he prepares for talks with the Russian foreign minister.
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Final memorial for Komla Dumor

Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 15:54
related countries: Ghana Ghana
related places: London

Three days of funeral ceremonies for the BBC presenter Komla Dumor conclude in the Ghanaian capital Accra.
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Cameron and Salmond focus on energy

Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 14:07

The UK and Scottish cabinets will hold separate meetings in the Aberdeen area on Monday as they address the future of the North Sea oil industry.
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Scotland given tough Euro 2016 task

Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 13:31

Scotland and the Republic of Ireland are drawn in the same qualifying group for Euro 2016, while England face Switzerland.
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Budget 'must focus on youth jobless'

Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 11:15

Chancellor George Osborne must include measures in the March Budget to address youth unemployment and training, the British Chambers of Commerce says.
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Rooney 'not bothered' by abuse

Saturday, February 22nd 2014, 21:17

Manchester United boss David Moyes says the fans giving the England striker abuse will be cheering him at the World Cup.
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PCS 'neutral' in independence debate

Saturday, February 22nd 2014, 16:35

Members of one of Scotland's biggest unions vote against taking any side in the independence campaign.
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Italy 20-21 Scotland

Saturday, February 22nd 2014, 15:22
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Duncan Weir's brilliant last-minute drop-goal gives Scotland the narrowest of victories against Italy in Rome.
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Vincent Nichols becomes a cardinal

Saturday, February 22nd 2014, 12:37
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

The leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales is created a cardinal at a ceremony in Rome.
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NHS trusts with deficits rise to 39

Saturday, February 22nd 2014, 8:31

A study of NHS foundation trusts in England finds the number of those in financial trouble has nearly doubled in a year from 21 to 39.
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Carry On star granted blue plaque

Saturday, February 22nd 2014, 5:12
related places: London

Comic and Carry On star Kenneth Williams is honoured with a blue plaque in central London on what would have been his 88th birthday.
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Shooting on London's Waterloo Bridge

Friday, February 21st 2014, 23:07
related places: London

Three men have been arrested after a drive-by shooting, which forced the closure of London's Waterloo Bridge.
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Police probe into patient deaths

Friday, February 21st 2014, 19:05

A police investigation is launched into the deaths of a number of patients who were under the care of a consultant surgeon.
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O'Driscoll is a rugby icon - Rowntree

Friday, February 21st 2014, 14:39
related places: Twickenham

Brian O'Driscoll is an "icon", says England's Graham Rowntree ahead of the centre's final international at Twickenham.
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