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Murray faces Kukushkin in round one

Friday, June 26th 2015, 11:54
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
related places: Wimbledon

Britain's Andy Murray faces world number 58 Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan in the first round of Wimbledon.
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VIDEO: Formula E's electrifying final races

Friday, June 26th 2015, 11:09
related places: London

The final round of the first world championship for electric racing cars is due to take place in London.
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Harry Potter play to open next year

Friday, June 26th 2015, 10:29
related places: London, West End

JK Rowling announces the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will open in London's West End next year.
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PM 'delighted' after EU reform talks

Friday, June 26th 2015, 8:53
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

David Cameron says he is delighted the process of "reform and renegotiation" of the UK's EU membership is under way, following a summit in Brussels.
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Cameron accepts treaty change delay

Friday, June 26th 2015, 1:20

David Cameron has accepted it may not be possible to change the EU's treaties before the UK's in/out referendum on the EU, the BBC understands.
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Rwanda spy chief 'in UK to meet MI6'

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 23:05
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda
related places: London

The Rwandan spy chief arrested in the UK over alleged war crimes came to London to meet the head of MI6, sources have told BBC Newsnight.
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Pakistan pursues party funding claim

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 21:40
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan says it will pursue more information from the British government over claims a major political party was funded by the Indian government.
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FA defends England U21 squad policy

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 20:54

England Under-21s were right to leave out key men for the European Championship, says the FA's director of elite development.
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UK grants bail to Rwandan general

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 19:01
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda
related places: London

Rwanda's intelligence chief Karenzi Karake is granted bail of £1m ($1.6m) in London after his arrest on Saturday in a case which has angered Rwanda.
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'Rigby revenge' attacker guilty

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 15:46

A man is found of guilty of attempted murder for a racially-motivated attack on a trainee dentist with a machete and a hammer in a north Wales supermarket.
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Rwandan president denounces UK

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 14:36
related places: London

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame launches a scathing verbal attack on the UK government after the arrest of its intelligence chief in London.
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UK reins back £38.5bn rail upgrade

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 12:44

The government says it will delay or cut back a number of modernisation projects that were part of a planned £38.5bn upgrade of Network Rail.
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UK's population increases to 64.6m

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 12:40

The UK population grew by almost half a million last year to almost 64.6m, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
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England 'can win 2022 World Cup'

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 12:02

Gareth Southgate believes England can win the 2022 World Cup, despite the Under-21s' early European Championship exit.
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Australia 'not as strong in England'

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 11:00
related countries: Australia Australia

Former England spinner Graeme Swann says Australia's batting could decide the Ashes, which you can follow across the BBC.
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More attacks against women prosecuted

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 8:14

A record number of people have been prosecuted for offences categorised as "violence against women and girls", figures for England and Wales show.
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Degas dancer sculpture fetches £15.8m

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 8:12
related places: London

A bronze sculpture by Edgar Degas fetches £15.8m at a London auction, while the first work to be sold from Cornelius Gurlitt's art trove makes £1.87.
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Beckham musical kicks off in West End

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 7:14
related places: West End

Bend It Like Beckham creator Gurinder Chadha plans to invite England's women's World Cup team to see the new stage show based on her hit film.
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Southgate wants to stay as U21s boss

Thursday, June 25th 2015, 6:54

Gareth Southgate wants to stay as England Under-21s boss after their group-stage exit from the European U21 Championship.
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Queen stresses need for Europe unity

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 23:40
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

The Queen speaks of the need for unity in Europe, and the danger of division, in a speech to German and UK leaders at a state banquet in Berlin.
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'Green' bank sale process to begin

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 23:10

The UK's "green" bank, which invests in environmentally-friendly infrastructure projects, is to be part-privatised, the government will confirm on Thursday.
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India 'funded Pakistan's MQM party'

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 20:38
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan

Officials from Pakistan's MQM party told British authorities that the party received funding from the Indian government, the BBC learns.
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Rwanda protest over spy chief arrest

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 17:15
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda
related places: London

Demonstrators gather outside the British High Commission in Rwanda to protest at the arrest of intelligence chief Karenzi Karake in London.
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Calais scenes unacceptable - Cameron

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 16:34
related countries: France France
related places: Calais, Cameron

Scenes of hundreds of migrants in Calais trying to board lorries to the UK during a strike were "totally unacceptable", David Cameron says.
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Pay deal averts rail strike threat

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 14:39

The threat of a UK national rail strike is averted after Network Rail agrees two-year pay deal with unions
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VIDEO: 'Nothing to stop migrants at Calais'

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 13:17

Hundreds of migrants in Calais who are attempting to enter the UK illegally have been jumping on lorries again on Wednesday.
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VIDEO: 'Email scammers stole my life savings'

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 12:21
related places: London

59-year-old Vivian Gabb from London lost her life savings when she fell victim to a 'phishing' scam
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Cross-Channel chaos eases after strike

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 11:10
related countries: France France
related places: Calais, Dover

Cross-Channel transport is returning to normal after hundreds of migrants tried to board lorries queuing near Calais due to a strike by ferry workers.
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England must 'not be afraid to lose'

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 11:00
related countries: Australia Australia

Former captain Michael Vaughan says England must make Australia fear them to regain the Ashes. Follow every ball on the BBC.
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UK rents 'most expensive in Europe'

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 10:15

Rental costs in the UK are the highest in Europe, research suggests, while homeowners are benefiting from cheap mortgage deals.
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RSC casts UK's 'best Bottoms'

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 6:07

The Royal Shakespeare Company announces that 14 amateur theatre groups will join a company of professionals on a national tour of A Midsummer Night's Dream.
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VIDEO: The other Hamilton racing driver

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 5:04
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

Reigning Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton's brother Nicolas Hamilton has cerebral palsy and will become the first disabled driver to compete in the British Touring Car Championships this weekend.
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Attacking England 'can beat best'

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 22:52

England can beat the best in the world with their new-found aggression and adventure, says limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan.
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Calais migrants exploit port strike

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 21:06

A strike in the French port of Calais temporarily shuts the Channel Tunnel as hundreds of migrants exploit the chaos to try to reach the UK.
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England crush NZ to win Twenty20

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 21:04
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Joe Root scores 68 as England thrash New Zealand by 56 runs in their one-off Twenty20 international at Old Trafford.
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Auschwitz theft Britons released

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 17:54

Two British teenagers have apologised unreservedly for "picking up items without thinking" from the former Auschwitz death camp, their Cambridge school says.
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RBS under fire at annual meeting

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 17:37

The Royal Bank of Scotland's chairman faced sharp criticism from shareholders at its annual meeting.
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Tom Holland announced as Spider-Man

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 16:36

British actor Tom Holland has been announced as the new Spider-Man in the Marvel reboot.
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Fifty Shades rewrite breaks sales record

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 16:32

EL James' new Fifty Shades of Grey spin-off breaks UK sales records in its first week, beating Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol.
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Rwanda 'outrage' at spy chief arrest

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 15:29
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda, Spain Spain

The Rwandan government has called the UK arrest of their intelligence chief Karenzi Karake, who is wanted in Spain for war crimes, "an outrage".
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Man detained over woman's beheading

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 15:11
related places: London

A man who beheaded an elderly woman in her garden in north London has been found not guilty of murder on the grounds of insanity.
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US invests in 'Star Wars hoverbikes'

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 15:08
related countries: United States United States

'Star Wars'-style hover bikes could be coming to the US military after engineers in the UK and US struck a deal with the US Department of Defense.
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Syrian economy halved by conflict

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 14:35
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria's economic output has shrunk by up to 60% since the conflict began, according to estimates in a new report released by British think-tank Chatham House.
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Former school inspector Woodhead dies

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 11:22

England's former chief inspector of schools Sir Chris Woodhead has died.
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VIDEO: Refugee crisis 'failure on multiple fronts'

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 11:18
related countries: Syria Syria

Former Foreign Secretary David Miliband has calls on the UK to take more refugees from Syria, saying that it would be morally and politically wise to do so.
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Rwandan spy chief arrested in London

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 9:47
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda, Spain Spain
related places: London

Rwanda's intelligence chief Karenzi Karake, who is wanted in Spain for war crimes, has been arrested in London, BBC Newsnight has learned.
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Cancer strategy 'could save 5,000'

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 1:33

About 5,000 lives could be saved each year in England if GPs follow new guidelines on cancer diagnosis, the health watchdog NICE says.
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UK people-smugglers jailed in France

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 1:14
related countries: France France
related places: Calais

Up to 100 Britons are thought to have been jailed in France in the last year for trying to smuggle migrants through Calais.
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Norway women 1-2 England women

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 23:10
related countries: Norway Norway

England reach the quarter-finals of the Women's World Cup at the expense of Norway thanks to a stunning strike from Lucy Bronze.
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Justice system 'lets down poorest'

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 21:15

The "creaking and outdated" justice system in England and Wales is letting down the poorest and needs overhaul, new Justice Secretary Michael Gove is to say.
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'England ODI win can set Ashes tone'

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 17:39
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England's one-day series win over New Zealand can set the tone for an exciting Ashes summer, according to Sam Billings.
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Elderly woman 'beheaded in rampage'

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 16:56
related places: London

An 82-year-old woman was beheaded in her garden by a man who went on a 45-minute rampage through a north London neighbourhood, a court hears.
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Tate sees Hepworth as global artist

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 16:26
related places: Hepworth, London

A new Barbara Hepworth exhibition at Tate Britain - her first major London retrospective for almost 50 years - seeks to offer a fresh insight into one of Britain's best-known sculptors.
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Cyclist killed in lorry collision

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 16:09
related places: City of London

A female cyclist, 26, dies in a collision with a tipper truck in the City of London.
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Celtic face Icelandic test in Europe

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 12:15
related places: West Ham

Celtic face Stjarnan of Iceland in Champions League qualifying, while West Ham's Europa League opponents are FC Lusitans.
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Migration rules 'may cause NHS chaos'

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 10:20

Thousands of foreign nurses in junior posts could be forced to leave the UK under new migrant salary rules, leading to "chaos" in the NHS, unions warn.
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VIDEO: 'Death railway' vets bridge old divisions

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 8:00
related countries: Burma Burma, Japan Japan

Seventy years on, a British ex-POW who worked on the Burma "death railway" meets a Japanese soldier who employed his forced labour.
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Kylie and Years and Years play BST

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 6:05
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Hyde Park, London

The Australian singer dropped the Neighbours theme tune into her set at British Summer Time in London's Hyde Park.
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Police 'role in radicalising sisters'

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 1:10
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Bradford

UK police were "complicit" in the radicalisation of three sisters thought to be in Syria with their nine children, lawyers for the families say.
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Public asked to record seaside sounds

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 0:04

The National Trust is asking the public to record the sounds of the UK seaside to create a unique audio archive.
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Sweden U21 0-1 England U21

Sunday, June 21st 2015, 20:37
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Jesse Lingard strikes late as England defeat Sweden 1-0 to boost their hopes of making the European Under-21 Championship semi-finals.
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UK to protect artefacts in war zones

Sunday, June 21st 2015, 16:41

A major international agreement designed to protect cultural treasures during military conflicts is to be finally ratified by the UK.
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UK aid 'can help deter migrants'

Sunday, June 21st 2015, 14:53

The UK overseas aid budget should be used as part of measures to tackle the root cause of mass migration, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says.
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Missing tests easy - Lewis-Francis

Sunday, June 21st 2015, 13:10

British sprinter Mark Lewis-Francis says missing drugs tests, as Mo Farah did before London 2012, can "very easily" happen.
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UK boosts Nato force commitment

Sunday, June 21st 2015, 9:50

The UK commitment to a rapid reaction force being set up by Nato is to be extended by three years, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says.
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Blur, rain and ice cream at Hyde Park

Sunday, June 21st 2015, 9:40
related places: Hyde Park

Britpop heroes Blur headline day two of the British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park
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Meningitis B jab offered to all babies

Sunday, June 21st 2015, 8:57

All newborn babies in England and Scotland are to be offered a vaccine to combat meningitis B from September - the first scheme of its kind in the world.
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VIDEO: Moment Waterloo news reached Britain

Sunday, June 21st 2015, 6:37

The moment news of Napoleon's defeat reached the shores of Britain in 1815 is being re-enacted, concluding a week of commemorations.
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Nurse cuts 'put 7-day plan at risk'

Saturday, June 20th 2015, 23:01

Plans to create more seven-day services across the NHS in England are being put in jeopardy because of cuts to senior nursing posts, industry leaders warn.
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Thousands at anti-austerity rallies

Saturday, June 20th 2015, 20:50
related places: London

Tens of thousands of people take part in anti-austerity demonstrations in cities across the UK.
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Bairstow leads England to series win

Saturday, June 20th 2015, 19:02
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England chase down a revised target of 192 from 26 overs to beat New Zealand and win the one-day series 3-2.
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Cram condemns Farah 'witch-hunt'

Saturday, June 20th 2015, 17:29

Former world champion Steve Cram says there is a "witch-hunt" against Britain's double Olympic champion Mo Farah.
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Al-Shabab Briton 'second in command'

Saturday, June 20th 2015, 12:38
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A British man killed while fighting with Islamist militant group al-Shabab in Kenya was second in command of his unit at the time, the BBC learns.
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VIDEO: UK jihadist was al-Shabab cameraman

Saturday, June 20th 2015, 12:02
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A British man killed while fighting with Islamist militant group al-Shabab in Kenya was second in command of his unit and also played the role of cameraman, the BBC has learned.
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Liverpool sign £3.5m defender Gomez

Saturday, June 20th 2015, 11:13
related places: Charlton

Liverpool sign Charlton's highly rated England Under-19 defender Joe Gomez for £3.5m on a five-year contract.
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Injured Buttler replaced by Bairstow

Saturday, June 20th 2015, 9:51
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Durham

Jonny Bairstow replaces Jos Buttler behind the stumps for England's decisive ODI against New Zealand in Durham.
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VIDEO: From Afghanistan to the boxing ring

Saturday, June 20th 2015, 7:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A boxer who fled to England to escape the Taliban in Afghanistan is now on the cusp of fighting for a world title.
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England practising penalties - Scott

Friday, June 19th 2015, 23:06
related countries: Norway Norway

Alex Scott says England have been practising penalties for a month, before their last-16 match against Norway on Monday.
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Syria mother 'wanted girls out of UK'

Friday, June 19th 2015, 17:28
related countries: Syria Syria

One of three sisters believed to have taken their children to Syria "didn't want her daughters to grow up in England", a friend says.
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Dragons' Faletau could join Bath

Friday, June 19th 2015, 16:02
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Bath

Wales and British and Irish Lions number eight Taulupe Faletau could be on the verge of signing for Bath.
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Stokes praises Farbrace influence

Friday, June 19th 2015, 14:48

Ben Stokes praises the influence of stand-in coach Paul Farbrace on the England team, who bring in Jonny Bairstow to cover Jos Buttler.
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Sisters 'split to cross Syria border'

Friday, June 19th 2015, 13:42
related countries: Syria Syria

Three Bradford sisters and their nine children have crossed the border into Syria in two separate groups, an IS smuggler tells the BBC.
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'Plane stowaway' found dead on roof

Friday, June 19th 2015, 13:37
related places: London

A stowaway who is believed to have clung on to a plane falls to his death, while another is in hospital.
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UK government borrowing falls in May

Friday, June 19th 2015, 11:50

A rise in income tax and VAT receipts helped to cut UK government borrowing in May, official figures show.
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Scam sparks Scots fraud haven fears

Friday, June 19th 2015, 10:44
related countries: Moldova Moldova

Fears are growing that Scotland may be becoming a magnet for money-launderers following allegations linking shell companies there to a $1bn (£634m) fraud in the ex-Soviet republic of Moldova.
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England to play three Tests down under

Friday, June 19th 2015, 7:40
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia will host England in a three-Test series for the first time, after the 2015-16 Premiership season.
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Many over-65s 'shun public transport'

Friday, June 19th 2015, 5:23

The public transport system is failing the oldest and most vulnerable in society in England, with many never using it, a report says.
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VIDEO: Winehouse documentary angers family

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 20:33

A documentary about the life of the late award-winning singer, Amy Winehouse has its UK premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
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VIDEO: Swapping London for northern Australia

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 19:46
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia
related places: Darwin

Aaron Snell is a 29-year-old Londoner who was lured to the northern Australian city of Darwin in search of work and adventure.
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Battling Konta loses to Pliskova

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 17:12

British number two Johanna Konta is knocked out of the Aegon Classic after losing 3-6 6-3 6-4 to Karolina Pliskova.
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UK relaxes Kenya travel warning

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 15:47
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Mombasa

The UK government lifts its warning against travelling to part of Kenya's coast, including Mombasa.
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Murray defeats Verdasco at Queen's

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 15:32

Andy Murray is on course for a fourth Queen's Club title after a hard-fought win over Fernando Verdasco in round two.
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I've let Moldova down, says Cook

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 14:57
related countries: Moldova Moldova

British-born Aaron Cook says he has "let Moldova down" after being knocked out of the men's taekwondo at the European Games in Baku.
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Ex-boyfriend in court over baby death

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 13:57
related places: London

The ex-boyfriend of a heavily pregnant woman appears in court charged with child destruction and causing GBH after the mother-to-be is attacked.
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'Missed test doesn't mean doping'

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 13:48

Athletes back anti-doping testing after a claim Mo Farah missed two drugs tests before his double gold at London 2012.
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Best UK buildings of 2015 revealed

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 13:45

The Royal Institute of British Architects announces the 37 winners of the 2015 RIBA National Awards.
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Robson to make Eastbourne comeback

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 12:18
related places: Eastbourne

Former British number one Laura Robson announces she will return to competitive tennis at Eastbourne after 17 months out.
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Early end for wind farm subsidies

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 11:52

New onshore wind farms will be excluded from a UK government subsidy scheme from 1 April 2016 - a year earlier than expected.
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Liverpool reject second Sterling bid

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 11:43
related places: Liverpool

Liverpool formally turn down a second bid of up to £40m from Manchester City for England forward Raheem Sterling.
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Footitt in England's pre-Ashes squad

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 11:10
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Uncapped Derbyshire seamer Mark Footitt is named in England's 14-man squad for a pre-Ashes training camp but Adil Rashid misses out.
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