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Farah eighth in London Marathon

Sunday, April 13th 2014, 12:56
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: London

Mo Farah finishes eighth on his marathon debut as world record holder Wilson Kipsang of Kenya claims his second London title.
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Root not a Test opener - Rogers

Sunday, April 13th 2014, 11:44
related countries: Australia Australia

Joe Root should not open the batting for England's Test side, according to Australia opener Chris Rogers.
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UK ship in '24/7' missing plane hunt

Sunday, April 13th 2014, 9:59
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

The search for flight recorders from missing the missing Malaysian plane is proving "challenging", the commander of a Royal Navy ship says.
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Hug beats Weir to marathon glory

Sunday, April 13th 2014, 9:35

Dave Weir misses out on a record seventh London Marathon wheelchair title after losing to Marcel Hug in a sprint finish.
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Rangers 1-3 Dundee United

Saturday, April 12th 2014, 20:37

Dundee United progress to the Scottish Cup final by defeating Rangers in a breathless encounter at Ibrox.
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McIlroy targets best Masters finish

Saturday, April 12th 2014, 20:14

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy wants to finish in the top 15 after a one-under-par 71 in round three.
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Salmond attacks negative voice of No

Saturday, April 12th 2014, 16:01

Scotland's first minister attacks the "miserable, negative and depressing" pro-Union campaign and champions the "positive, uplifting and hopeful" message of independence.
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New proposals to fight tax evasion

Saturday, April 12th 2014, 16:00

Chancellor George Osborne sets out plans to clamp down on tax evasion by British residents who hide their money overseas.
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UK 'provokes' Argentina in Falklands

Saturday, April 12th 2014, 11:28
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Argentina accuses Britain of provocative behaviour by planning to carry out military exercises in the Falkland Islands next week.
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'Frustrated' McIlroy makes Masters cut

Saturday, April 12th 2014, 1:22

Rory McIlroy shoots 77 to narrowly make the Masters cut as only two British players remain under par at Augusta.
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'Woeful' disabled facilities criticised

Friday, April 11th 2014, 23:20

Britain's football leagues must redress the "woeful" lack of facilities for disabled fans, says a government minister.
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Farah and Weir eye marathon glory

Friday, April 11th 2014, 22:10

Mo Farah's bid to win his first London Marathon and David Weir's attempt at a seventh title are among the highlights.
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Osborne hails UK growth in US speech

Friday, April 11th 2014, 20:04
related countries: United States United States

Chancellor George Osborne hails the UK's economic recovery in a keynote speech in Washington DC.
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Brailsford quits British Cycling

Friday, April 11th 2014, 10:16
related places: Brailsford

Sir Dave Brailsford quits as performance director at British Cycling to focus on his role with Team Sky.
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McIlroy content with Masters opener

Friday, April 11th 2014, 0:54

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy is pleased to finish one under after the first round at Augusta, three shots off the lead.
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Longer waits but NHS holds its own

Friday, April 11th 2014, 0:52

An influential report says NHS funding cuts may be behind longer waiting times but says Wales is not lagging behind the rest of the UK.
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England 'being caught up on NHS'

Friday, April 11th 2014, 0:50

The NHS in England is continuing to perform marginally better than the other UK countries, but the gap is narrowing, a review suggests.
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Airport chaos a 'wake up call'

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 23:45

The chaos at Gatwick Airport on Christmas Eve should be "a wake up call for airports across the UK", a report by MPs says.
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Immigration talk 'deters students'

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 23:11

"Overblown rhetoric" on efforts to bring down immigration has contributed to a drop in students doing technology, engineering and maths courses at UK universities, peers say.
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Man charged with Omagh bomb murders

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 21:06
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Omagh

A 43-year-old man from the Republic of Ireland is due to appear in court, charged with the murders of 29 people in the 1998 Omagh bomb attack.
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MP Evans cleared of sexual assaults

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 16:00

Former deputy speaker of the House of Commons Nigel Evans is cleared of a string of sex abuse allegations, including one of rape.
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Net migration to UK 'underestimated'

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 12:34

The Office for National Statistics says, following a review, that the net flow of migrants into the UK over a decade was underestimated by 346,000.
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Bank keeps UK interest rates on hold

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 11:50

UK interest rates have been kept on hold at 0.5% again by the Bank of England, with most analysts not expecting rates to rise until next year.
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AUDIO: Wrestler: Warrior was a 'superhero'

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 10:12

British wrestler Jimmy Havoc says he is "gutted" about the death of "superhero" The Ultimate Warrior.
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Challenge to Titanic sinking theory

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 9:23

UK scientists have challenged the idea that the Titanic was unlucky for sailing in a year when there were an exceptional number of icebergs in the North Atlantic.
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British man shot dead in Bahamas

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 0:39
related countries: The Bahamas The Bahamas

A British man has been shot dead by masked robbers who burst into his mother's home in the Bahamas, local police say.
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Man cleared of PC Blakelock killing

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 18:12
related places: London

Nicholas Jacobs is cleared of killing police officer Keith Blakelock during riots at Broadwater Farm, north London, in 1985.
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Syria 'main terror threat to UK'

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 18:05
related countries: Syria Syria

The government's chief anti-terrorism official says Syria-related threats are now the number one challenge facing the UK security services.
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VIDEO: Toyota to recall 6.4 million vehicles

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 17:48

Toyota is recalling 6.4 million vehicles globally, including 35,124 in the UK, over five separate issues.
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Irish president continues UK visit

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 10:49
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Irish President Michael D Higgins carries out more engagements on the second day of his historic visit to the UK.
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UK trade deficit narrows in February

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 9:59

The UK's goods trade deficit with the rest of the world narrowed in February by more than expected, helped by a fall in imports, official data shows.
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Daniel Craig pulls out of thriller

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 8:22
related places: Boston

British actor Daniel Craig quits courtroom drama The Whole Truth, days before he was due to begin shooting in Boston with co-star Renee Zellweger.
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Wisden honour for England's Edwards

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 7:30

Charlotte Edwards is one of Wisden's Cricketers of the Year along with Joe Root, Ryan Harris, Chris Rogers and Shikhar Dhawan.
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Coltrane to open art school building

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 7:02

Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane will help open a new £30m building at Glasgow School of Art.
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'Yes' vote 'could hit energy sector'

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 6:59

An independent Scotland could expect to lose subsidies to green energy investment from the rest of the UK, the UK government warns.
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Nyman composes Hillsborough symphony

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 6:11
related places: Hillsborough

Celebrated British composer Michael Nyman's Hillsborough Memorial symphony will open the 2014 Liverpool Biennial in July.
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UK warned over EU renegotiation

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 23:55

The UK cannot challenge the EU's basic principles if it wants to stay a member, says the man who may be the next head of the European Commission.
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Irish president hails UK friendship

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 21:39
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Irish President Michael D Higgins tells the UK Parliament of his country's "deep and enduring" friendship with Britain.
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Murdered millionaire's ex arrested

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 16:40
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Costa

The former girlfriend of a British millionaire has been arrested over his murder on the Costa del Sol, Spanish authorities say.
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IMF: UK to lead G7 growth in 2014

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 14:56

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says the UK economy will grow by 2.9% in 2014, while global growth will be 3.6%.
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Cyclist Hoy signs up for Le Mans bid

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 14:20

Sir Chris Hoy signs a deal to race at this season's British GT Championship as he eyes the Le Mans 24-Hour race in 2016.
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Lee Rigby killer launches appeal

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 13:44

Michael Adebolajo, given a whole-life term for the killing of soldier Lee Rigby, launches an appeal against his sentence.
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UK manufacturing sees strong growth

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 11:51

UK manufacturing output grew by 1% in February from the month before, official figures show, the biggest rise since September.
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Republic to host England in 2015

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 11:33
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

The Republic of Ireland will take on England in a friendly at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin in June next year.
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Independence 'would be cataclysmic'

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 8:30

Former secretary general of Nato, Lord Robertson, says Scottish independence would be cataclysmic for the West in an era of international turmoil.
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Damien Hirst to publish autobiography

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 7:40

Damien Hirst is to publish his autobiography and promises to lay bare the British modern art world in which he has become so successful.
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Bid to free British Guantanamo man

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 6:09
related countries: United States United States

A motion seeking the immediate release on the grounds of ill-health of a British resident held in Guantanamo Bay is filed in a US court by a campaign group.
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VIDEO: Courtroom awaits extradited Dewani

Monday, April 7th 2014, 21:44
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani has been extradited from the UK to South Africa. The BBC's Andrew Plant reports from inside the court where he will appear.
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Dewani extradited to South Africa

Monday, April 7th 2014, 20:41
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani is extradited from the UK to South Africa, Scotland Yard confirms.
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Rodriguez ruled out for six months

Monday, April 7th 2014, 17:57
related places: Southampton

Southampton and England striker Jay Rodriguez is ruled out of the World Cup with a ruptured anterior cruciate knee ligament.
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Briton one of two Somalia UN dead

Monday, April 7th 2014, 17:44
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A British man is one of two foreign United Nations workers who have been shot dead in Somalia, the Foreign Office has said.
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Two British women die in Tenerife

Monday, April 7th 2014, 17:08
related countries: Spain Spain

Two British women, both doctors, have died on the island of Tenerife after being "dragged into the sea" by a wave, Spanish police say.
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Police Federation leaders to quit

Monday, April 7th 2014, 16:41

The chairman and general secretary of the Police Federation of England and Wales both announce their retirements after a "turbulent" period.
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Three attacked with hammer in hotel

Monday, April 7th 2014, 16:21
related places: London

Three women are bludgeoned by a hammer-wielding attacker in a room at a central London hotel.
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Scottish painter Davie dies aged 93

Monday, April 7th 2014, 15:48

Scottish painter and printmaker Alan Davie, whose improvisatory works related to his love of jazz, dies aged 93.
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Miller has done right thing, says PM

Monday, April 7th 2014, 15:04
related places: London

Prime Minister David Cameron stands by Maria Miller amid fresh questions over the culture secretary's expenses.
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'More bee deaths' in northern Europe

Monday, April 7th 2014, 14:17

A new EU study shows that far more honeybees are dying in the UK and other parts of northern Europe than in the Mediterranean.
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Polish MP 'living like migrant' in UK

Monday, April 7th 2014, 13:09
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: London

A Polish MP is living on a low budget and searching for a job in London as he seeks to understand why so many young Poles leave the country for the UK.
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Victims facing 'unacceptable ordeal'

Monday, April 7th 2014, 9:34

Victims of personal or sexual violence face an unacceptable ordeal in courtrooms in England and Wales if their case ever gets to trial, a former chief prosecutor claims.
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Hunt's gay blood stance questioned

Monday, April 7th 2014, 8:05

Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham calls on Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to explain his position on gay men donating blood in Northern Ireland.
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Oxford power to emphatic Boat Race win

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 18:21
related places: Cambridge, London, Oxford

Oxford win the University boat race, beating Cambridge by 11 lengths, on the River Thames in London.
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Australia beat England in T20 final

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 12:07
related countries: Australia Australia, Bangladesh Bangladesh

Australia thrash England by six wickets to win a record third successive Women's World Twenty20 title in Bangladesh.
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Moody not a contender for England job

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 10:21

Former Australia all-rounder Tom Moody says he has not applied to be the next England coach.
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Cape Town ready for Dewani honeymoon murder trial

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 0:08

Cape Town ready to try extradited British suspect
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Constitution role for religion call

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 23:09

Churches and faith groups are calling for the role of religion to be recognised in any written constitution for Scotland.
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VIDEO: Olympic Park opened to the public

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 17:56
related places: London

Thousands of visitors have spent the day at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London which has opened to the public for the first time since the 2012 Games.
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GB one win away from Davis Cup semi

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 15:51
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Naples

Andy Murray and Colin Fleming's doubles win gives Great Britain a 2-1 lead over Italy in the Davis Cup quarter-finals.
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England thrash poor Montenegro

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 14:08
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Toni Duggan scores a hat-trick as England thrash Montenegro to earn new coach Mark Sampson a first competitive win.
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Rearrested Mafia boss in custody

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 13:55
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: London

A convicted Mafia boss is remanded in custody after being rearrested over his connections to the criminal network.
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Injury fear for England's Rodriguez

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 13:12

Southampton and England striker Jay Rodriguez suffers what looks like a serious knee injury against Manchester City.
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VIDEO: Welby warns of gay marriage risks

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 6:29
related places: Canterbury

The Archbishop of Canterbury says the Church of England accepting same sex marriage could lead to violence against Christians in other countries.
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Welby warns of gay marriage risks

Friday, April 4th 2014, 17:27
related places: Canterbury

The Archbishop of Canterbury says the Church of England accepting same sex marriage could lead to violence against Christians in other countries.
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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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