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NZ thump England to draw series

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 16:17
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England slip to a crushing 199-run defeat in the second Test at Headingley and a 1-1 series draw with New Zealand.
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Sturgeon warns of EU exit 'backlash'

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 10:16

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warns of a "strong backlash" if Scotland were to be taken out of the EU by an UK-wide referendum.
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Samson replaces Bain in Scots' squad

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 9:47
related places: Dundee, Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock keeper Craig Samson is called into Scotland's squad for their double header after Dundee's Scott Bain pulls out.
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Lamont: 'No quick fix' for Labour

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 4:39

Former Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont says there can be "no quick fix" for her party if it is to survive, in her first broadcast interview since resigning.
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Boris: UK must be ready to leave EU

Monday, June 1st 2015, 21:36

The UK must be ready to walk away from the EU if sufficient reform is not achieved, Boris Johnson warns in his first Commons speech since returning as an MP.
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England can chase 455 to win - Root

Monday, June 1st 2015, 18:14
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Batsman Joe Root says England can do "something special" by chasing 455 to beat New Zealand in the second Test at Headingley.
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Rain boosts England's hopes of draw

Monday, June 1st 2015, 16:03
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England's chances of saving the second Test against New Zealand are boosted by rain as day four ends early.
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BAT agrees to buy cigarette firm TDR

Monday, June 1st 2015, 15:11
related countries: Croatia Croatia, United States United States

British American Tobacco agrees to buy cigarette firm TDR from Croatia's Adris Grupa.
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BBC unemployment show petition grows

Monday, June 1st 2015, 13:17

Nearly 24,000 people sign a petition aimed at stopping the BBC from broadcasting Britain's Hardest Grafter, where low-paid workers vie for £15,500.
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Rail strikes suspended after talks

Monday, June 1st 2015, 12:50

Two UK-wide rail strikes planned for the next two weeks by RMT union workers are suspended after an offer of a 2% pay rise this year.
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Norway minister: UK better off in EU

Monday, June 1st 2015, 12:48

Norway's Foreign Minister Borge Brende says it makes sense for the UK to stay in the EU, where it "can have more influence" than outside.
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Funding concern over childcare plans

Monday, June 1st 2015, 11:58

Childcare providers warn the system is "at breaking point" as plans to double free provision for three and four-year-olds in England are sped up.
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Moriarty in Wales World Cup squad

Monday, June 1st 2015, 10:05
related places: Exeter, Gloucester

Wales pick Gloucester back-row Ross Moriarty and Exeter tight-head prop Tomas Francis in 2015 World Cup training squad.
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Gemili runs 100m in under 10 seconds

Monday, June 1st 2015, 9:39

Britain's Adam Gemili runs 100m in under 10 seconds but fails to make the record books because of wind-assisted conditions.
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Sarries wing Strettle joins Clermont

Monday, June 1st 2015, 9:22
related countries: France France
related places: Clermont

Saracens and England winger David Strettle agrees to join French Top 14 side Clermont Auvergne on a three-year deal.
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Slight pick-up in UK manufacturing

Monday, June 1st 2015, 9:05

UK manufacturing growth picked up slightly in May, a survey suggests, with a strong domestic market helping to offset weak overseas demand.
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NI fans sing anti-Blatter songs

Monday, June 1st 2015, 8:27
related countries: Qatar Qatar
related places: Crewe

2022 World Cup hosts Qatar goaded by Northern Ireland fans during friendly at Crewe.
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SPFL to meet police over fracas

Monday, June 1st 2015, 7:30

League officials will meet the Scottish FA and the police on Monday to discuss the aftermath of Sunday's play-off final.
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Dancing Dog wins Britain's Got Talent

Monday, June 1st 2015, 6:29

Jules O'Dwyer and her dog Matisse win Britain's Got Talent beating magician Jamie Raven and choir Cor Glanaethwy.
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'Oliver Twist' children used in crime

Sunday, May 31st 2015, 22:59

Schoolchildren in the UK are being used to pickpocket, shoplift and beg as part of criminal operations, the anti-slavery commissioner warns.
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UK banks launch Fifa payment reviews

Sunday, May 31st 2015, 19:49

UK banks Barclays and Standard Chartered have begun internal reviews into whether they were used for corrupt payments by Fifa officials, the BBC understands.
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Watling century gives NZ control

Sunday, May 31st 2015, 18:40
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

BJ Watling makes an unbeaten century as New Zealand open up a lead of 338 over England in the second Test.
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Motherwell 3-0 Rangers (agg 6-1)

Sunday, May 31st 2015, 15:56

Motherwell ease to a second comfortable win over Rangers to preserve their Scottish Premiership status.
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Ennis-Hill qualifies for Rio Games

Sunday, May 31st 2015, 14:18

Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill finishes fourth in her first heptathlon since London 2012, ensuring she can defend her title.
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Ennis-Hill down to eighth in Gotzis

Sunday, May 31st 2015, 13:09

Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill drops to eighth place ahead of the final events of her first heptathlon since London 2012.
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Costume designer Julie Harris dies

Sunday, May 31st 2015, 9:34
related places: London

Oscar and Bafta-winning costume designer Julie Harris, who designed clothes for the Beatles and Sir Roger Moore's James Bond, dies in London, aged 94.
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Economic growth 'up several gears'

Sunday, May 31st 2015, 4:19

The speed at which the British economy is growing is increasing, the Confederation of British Industry says.
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Concern over Thai murder trial

Sunday, May 31st 2015, 0:37
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Lawyers for the men charged with the murder of two British tourists in Thailand say they are concerned key evidence will not be re-examined before trial.
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Lyth savours 'special' first century

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 19:08

England's Adam Lyth says scoring a maiden Test hundred on his home ground of Headingley was a "fantastic" feeling.
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England would back World Cup boycott

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 18:03

England ready to back a European boycott of the 2018 World Cup after Sepp Blatter's Fifa re-election, says Greg Dyke.
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NZ check England after Lyth century

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 17:46
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Adam Lyth hits his maiden Test century for England but New Zealand fight back on day two of the second Test.
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Inverness CT 2-1 Falkirk

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 15:56
related places: Falkirk

Inverness Caledonian Thistle win the Scottish Cup for the first time as they overcome Falkirk with 10 men at Hampden.
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Cook breaks England Test run record

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 15:54

Alastair Cook passes Graham Gooch's tally of 8,900 runs to become England's leading scorer in Test history.
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Ex-England captain Ferdinand retires

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 13:23

Former England captain Rio Ferdinand brings an end to his career days after being released by Queens Park Rangers.
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England & Scotland set for Cup drama

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 7:33
related places: Falkirk

The English FA and Scottish Cup finals on Saturday will see Arsenal face Aston Villa and Falkirk play Inverness CT.
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Vitamin D to be added to M&S bread

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 7:20

Marks and Spencer is to become the first UK retailer to add vitamin D to all its packaged bread and bread rolls.
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England beaten in World Cup warm up

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 0:59
related countries: Canada Canada

Sophie Schmidt scores a wonderful individual goal as England lose to Canada 1-0 in their final World Cup warm-up game.
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Young players spur us on - Anderson

Friday, May 29th 2015, 23:16

England's record wicket-taker James Anderson credits younger players with giving the England team "a kick up the backside".
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England prosper despite Ronchi rally

Friday, May 29th 2015, 18:44
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Late wickets drag England back into contention after a thrilling New Zealand fightback in the second Test at Headingley.
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Cameron: Sepp Blatter 'should go'

Friday, May 29th 2015, 17:46

Prime Minister David Cameron says Fifa president Sepp Blatter must resign, adding "the sooner that happens the better".
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Jack Vettriano 'unable to paint'

Friday, May 29th 2015, 17:14

Scottish artist Jack Vettriano announces he is giving up painting for the foreseeable future due to a recent accident.
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Hartley dropped from World Cup squad

Friday, May 29th 2015, 13:35

Northampton hooker Dylan Hartley is dropped from England's World Cup training squad after his latest disciplinary breach.
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Anderson takes 400th Test wicket

Friday, May 29th 2015, 12:45
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

James Anderson becomes the first England bowler to take 400 Test wickets, in the second Test against New Zealand.
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Liverpool £10m Clyne bid rejected

Friday, May 29th 2015, 8:48
related places: Liverpool, Southampton

Liverpool have a £10m bid for England right-back Nathaniel Clyne, 24, rejected by Southampton.
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German business warns UK over EU vote

Friday, May 29th 2015, 1:35
related countries: Germany Germany

A UK exit from the European Union would be "disastrous" for Britain and Germany warns the German Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
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PM urges EU 'flexibility' on reforms

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 20:48

David Cameron tells his fellow European leaders they need to be "flexible and imaginative" as he demands reforms to the EU.
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Rangers 1-3 Motherwell

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 20:45

Motherwell hold a two-goal advantage in the Scottish Premiership play-offs after they beat Rangers at Ibrox.
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Ireland votes through Aer Lingus deal

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 19:49
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The Republic of Ireland's parliament has approved the sale of the nation's 25% stake in Aer Lingus to British Airways owner, IAG.
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VIDEO: Lighting the sun 10 billion times

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 16:46

Scottish scientists are working at Diamond, the UK's synchrotron light source, with light that is 10 billion times brighter than the sun.
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Cook wants win to welcome Bayliss

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 16:06
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Alastair Cook wants to mark the appointment of "outstanding" new England coach Trevor Bayliss with a second-Test win over New Zealand.
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Imports weigh on UK economic growth

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 9:53

The UK economy grew by 0.3% in the first quarter, the ONS confirms, with growth being hit by rising imports and a slowdown in the services sector.
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Methodist Church apologises for abuse

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 7:56

The UK's Methodist Church is to make a public apology after an investigation uncovered nearly 2,000 reported cases of abuse involving ministers, staff and members.
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UK car production falls in April

Thursday, May 28th 2015, 6:56

UK car production fell in April, the industry body says, after a rise in output for the domestic market failed to offset a drop in exports.
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Doctors may be 'too slow' on cancer

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 23:49

GPs in the UK may be slower to refer patients with cancer than in other countries, a study suggests.
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Scotland Bill due to be published

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 23:16

Legislation giving more power to the Scottish Parliament is due to begin its journey through Westminster.
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Blair quits Middle East envoy role

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 16:41
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is to stand down from his role as Middle East envoy representing the US, Russia, the UN and the EU, sources confirm.
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Mans Zelmerlow climbs UK chart

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 15:51
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Swedish Eurovision winner Mans Zelmerlow soars to number five in the mid-week music chart with his upbeat song Heroes.
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Aer Lingus bid 'compelling' says IAG

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 13:56
related countries: Ireland Ireland

IAG head Willie Walsh calls his company's takeover offer for Aer Lingus "compelling" as the airline group seeks support for the bid from Ryanair.
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Staying in 'will be Yes in EU vote'

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 12:14

Voters in the UK's EU referendum will be asked to choose Yes if they want to remain in the union or No to leave.
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Bayliss 'turned down England twice'

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 11:42

New England coach Trevor Bayliss turned down the job in 2014 and again last week, says former colleague Geoff Lawson.
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Ireland to sell Aer Lingus stake

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 21:40
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The Irish government agrees to sell its 25% stake in Aer Lingus to IAG, the owner of British Airways.
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UK 'will not accept migrant quotas'

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 19:06
related countries: Greece Greece, Italy Italy

The UK will not be part of any EU plan to relocate thousands of African migrants currently in Italy and Greece, the international development secretary says.
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Trader accused over Libor was 'greedy'

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 15:36
related places: London

Former City trader Tom Hayes is accused of being "dishonest and manipulative" and a "ringmaster" in his alleged attempts to rig Libor rates, a court hears.
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Bayliss named as England head coach

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 12:41
related countries: Aruba Aruba

England appoint Australian Trevor Bayliss, 52, as their new coach, succeeding Peter Moores who was sacked in early May.
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Sturgeon attacks UK spending cuts

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 11:36

In her first major economic speech since the general election Nicola Sturgeon condemns the "scale and speed" of spending cuts planned by the UK government.
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PM and EC president hold reform talks

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 9:59

Prime Minister David Cameron tells European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker "British people are not happy with the status quo" in Europe.
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Apple design guru Jony Ive promoted

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 7:58

Apple promotes British designer Jony Ive to chief design officer, according to reports.
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UK and Russia to resume Syria talks

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 5:14
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Senior British and Russian security advisers are to resume efforts to find a solution to the crisis in Syria, David Cameron and Vladimir Putin agree.
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Triple murder suspect found dead

Monday, May 25th 2015, 20:54

Detectives looking for a man suspected of killing his sister, his mother and her partner have discovered his body in a wooded area in Oxford.
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Cook praises England 'team effort'

Monday, May 25th 2015, 19:21
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Captain Alastair Cook said a team effort after a "rocky road" earned England victory in the first Test against New Zealand.
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NI leader has suspected heart attack

Monday, May 25th 2015, 14:49

Northern Ireland's first minister Peter Robinson is admitted to hospital with a suspected heart attack.
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ECB closing on new England coach

Monday, May 25th 2015, 14:29

The England and Wales Cricket Board is in exclusive discussions with a preferred candidate for the role of England coach.
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No referendum vote for EU citizens

Monday, May 25th 2015, 14:17
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Ireland Ireland

EU citizens living in the UK will not be eligible to vote in the "in/out" referendum on Europe, except those from Ireland, Malta and Cyprus, the government says.
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'Dancing Man' parties in Los Angeles

Monday, May 25th 2015, 12:00

A British man who attracted global support after "fat-shaming" images of him were posted online attends a party in his honour in Los Angeles.
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Stokes & Cook shine for England

Sunday, May 24th 2015, 18:10
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Ben Stokes hits the fastest Test century at Lord's and Alastair Cook is 153 not out as England rally against New Zealand.
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'Confident' Murray set for Paris bow

Sunday, May 24th 2015, 14:56
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

British number one Andy Murray is among five British players in first-round action at the French Open on Monday.
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Tax credits change 'key to EU talks'

Sunday, May 24th 2015, 12:43

Limiting the rights of EU migrants to claim tax credits is a key part of renegotiating the UK's relationship with the EU, Sajid Javid says.
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Labour to back EU referendum bill

Sunday, May 24th 2015, 11:45

Acting leader Harriet Harman says Labour has dropped its opposition to an "in/out" vote on the UK's EU membership, and will now back the government's referendum bill.
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England need fighters to win - Wood

Saturday, May 23rd 2015, 20:08
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Test debutant Mark Wood says England can still beat New Zealand at Lord's, but need "fighters" to "knock them over".
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NZ take charge against England

Saturday, May 23rd 2015, 18:44
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand tighten their grip over England with another dominant display on day three of the first Test at Lord's.
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Demolition for Corfu deaths bungalow

Saturday, May 23rd 2015, 16:40

The bungalow in Corfu where two British children died of carbon monoxide poisoning is to be demolished, its owner reveals.
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Gillespie would take England job

Saturday, May 23rd 2015, 13:53

Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie would take the England head coach job if it is offered by the England and Wales Cricket Board.
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Grange Hill's Benny Green found dead

Saturday, May 23rd 2015, 11:54
related places: London

Terry Sue-Patt, who played Benny Green in the children's TV series Grange Hill, is found dead in east London.
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Email error reveals bank's EU project

Saturday, May 23rd 2015, 9:00

The Bank of England confirms it is researching the financial risks of the UK leaving the EU after it "inadvertently" sent details of the project to the Guardian newspaper.
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Saturday, May 23rd 2015, 8:03

Councils across England and Wales call on the government to introduce a ban on the sale of legal highs.
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End adoption delays, councils told

Saturday, May 23rd 2015, 2:05

Councils in England could be forced to merge their services to speed up adoption rates, under new government powers to be announced next week.
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Sturgeon condemns leak 'dirty tricks'

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 20:39

Nicola Sturgeon calls on Alistair Carmichael to consider his position as an MP after he admits being behind the leak of a memo ahead of the election.
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Kim Jong-un brother seen in London

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 17:53
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: London

Footage has emerged showing North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un's elder brother in London - attending two Eric Clapton concerts.
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NZ batsmen punish profligate England

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 17:46
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand dominate England's bowlers to move into a strong position after two days of the first Test at Lord's.
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Edmund & Konta into French Open draw

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 16:27
related countries: France France

Britain's Kyle Edmund and Johanna Konta qualify for the main draw in the French Open at Roland Garros.
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Murray hails 'best clay-court' form

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 16:04
related countries: France France

British number one Andy Murray believes he is playing the best clay-court tennis of his career ahead of the French Open.
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NHS trusts' deficit rises to £822m

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 15:06

NHS trusts in England report a total deficit of £822m for last financial year, compared with £115m the previous year
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Cameron 'confident' of EU success

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 14:58

David Cameron says he can achieve a better deal for the UK in Europe but it won't be easy, ahead of key meetings next week with Angela Merkel and Jean-Claude Juncker.
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Tobacco firms challenge packaging law

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 12:47
related countries: United States United States

British American Tobacco and Philip Morris file legal challenges against the UK government over plain packaging for cigarettes.
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Government borrowing falls to £6.8bn

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 9:26

UK government borrowing fell to £6.8bn in April, down from £9.3bn a year earlier, official figures show.
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Alternative to adoption on the rise

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 8:15

The number of babies subject to special guardianship orders in England has tripled in two years, according to data obtained by the BBC - while adoption rates have been falling.
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Earthquake 'shakes homes' in Kent

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 7:31
related places: Kent

A 4.2 magnitude earthquake has been recorded in Kent, the British Geological Survey (BGS) says.
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US embassy man 'cyberstalked women'

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 3:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

A worker at the US embassy in London is accused of cyberstalking women, threatening to post their private photos unless they met his demands.
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New home for English National Ballet

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 0:10
related places: London

English National Ballet are to move to a new "state of the art" home in east London in 2018, its artistic director announces.
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Hodgson feared reaction to Grealish

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 21:30
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Jack Grealish was not considered for an England call-up to face Republic of Ireland in case of a backlash, Roy Hodgson says.
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