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We have started to collect the most important news related to United Kingdom in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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McCann suspects to be questioned

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 4:50
related countries: Portugal Portugal

A number of suspects are due to be questioned by police in Portugal over the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, sources tell the BBC.
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The Who announce 'long goodbye'

Monday, June 30th 2014, 16:18
related places: Rock

The Who announce they are planning to record some new songs ahead of a 50th anniversary UK tour.
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Cameron rejects 'humiliated' claim

Monday, June 30th 2014, 15:54

Ed Miliband says the PM suffered "utter humiliation" over Jean-Claude Juncker - but David Cameron says the Labour leader is "opportunistic and wrong".
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Jagger helps launch Python gigs

Monday, June 30th 2014, 15:11
related places: London

Sir Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones film a sketch to help promote the Monty Python team's reunion shows at London's O2 Arena.
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VIDEO: Fireball meteor caught on camera

Monday, June 30th 2014, 10:24

A fireball meteor seen over the UK has been captured on camera by an observatory in Devon.
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Unite funding pledge for Labour

Monday, June 30th 2014, 7:18

The general secretary of Unite says it wants to make sure Labour has enough money to mount a strong election campaign against the Conservatives.
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Fresh bid to overturn US haggis ban

Sunday, June 29th 2014, 23:23
related countries: United States United States

The UK government is making a fresh bid to overturn an American import ban on traditional Scottish haggis.
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American always, Scottish forever

Sunday, June 29th 2014, 23:20
related countries: United States United States

Eight thousand miles away from heather, peat and misty glens
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Juncker 'will address UK concerns'

Sunday, June 29th 2014, 21:57

Jean-Claude Juncker tells David Cameron he is "fully committed to finding solutions for the political concerns of the UK", Downing Street says.
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Banksy deal 'close to being done'

Sunday, June 29th 2014, 15:56
related places: Cheltenham, London

A deal is close to being done to keep a Banksy artwork on the side of a house in Cheltenham, according to a London art dealer.
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Prince 'wanted more grammar schools'

Sunday, June 29th 2014, 14:46

The Prince of Wales tried to influence government decisions in areas including grammar schools expansion and GM crops, former Labour cabinet ministers reveal.
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Interest rates 'could return to 5%'

Sunday, June 29th 2014, 2:01

It is "reasonable" to think interest rates will rise to 5% in "the very long term", a senior Bank of England figure says.
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Britain should stay in EU, CBI says

Sunday, June 29th 2014, 0:59

The success of the UK economy depends on staying in the EU, the head of the country's biggest business group says.
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The misery of an England fan in the US

Sunday, June 29th 2014, 0:01
related countries: United States United States

Agony of watching football team exit as adoptive home qualifies
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UK celebrates Armed Forces Day

Saturday, June 28th 2014, 18:11

Events are held across the UK to mark Armed Forces Day, with thousands of services personnel taking part.
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VIDEO: Gay pride around the world

Saturday, June 28th 2014, 17:21
related countries: France France, Singapore Singapore
related places: London

People in London, Paris and Singapore have gathered to celebrate gay rights.
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BT apologises for broadband outage

Saturday, June 28th 2014, 12:19

BT apologises after "many" users in the UK had problems connecting to the internet, but says the issue has now been resolved.
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Fiji face Wales & England in World Cup

Saturday, June 28th 2014, 8:46
related countries: Australia Australia, Cook Islands Cook Islands

Fiji beat Cook Islands 108-6 to qualify for the same 2015 Rugby World Cup pool as Wales, hosts England and Australia.
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'Neglectful' UK faces care problem

Saturday, June 28th 2014, 1:17

Britain's "neglectful society" will need help from volunteers to cope with the rising number of elderly people, a government minister says.
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Bedtimes set for young offenders

Friday, June 27th 2014, 23:33

A strict "lights-out" policy will be enforced at young offenders institutions in England, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling announces.
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UK facing 'major' sperm shortage

Friday, June 27th 2014, 23:07

The UK is facing a major sperm shortage that may be tempting fertility clinics to accept poorer quality sperm, the British Fertility Society warns.
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Summit backs Juncker in blow to UK

Friday, June 27th 2014, 16:51
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

EU leaders nominate Jean-Claude Juncker as next European Commission president, despite strong UK opposition.
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Race to save Banksy artwork fails

Friday, June 27th 2014, 15:52
related places: Cheltenham, London

A bid to raise £1m to keep a Banksy artwork in Cheltenham fails to hit its target within a businesswoman's self-imposed deadline.
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Imams urge fighters to shun Syria

Friday, June 27th 2014, 15:50
related countries: Syria Syria

Imams from mosques around the UK use Friday prayers to urge young British men to avoid travelling to Syria to fight in the country's civil war.
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Tui Travel and Tui agree merger deal

Friday, June 27th 2014, 14:54
related countries: Germany Germany

German travel giant Tui and its UK subsidiary Tui Travel announce plans to merge following years of speculation.
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South Africa match will be 'bruising'

Friday, June 27th 2014, 14:37
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter says South Africa will be tough to contain, despite new faces in the Springboks squad.
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Man Utd sign defender Shaw for £27m

Friday, June 27th 2014, 13:45
related places: Shaw, Southampton

Southampton defender Luke Shaw signs for Manchester United for £27m after completing a medical at the club.
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VIDEO: Killer's dad: 'Son caused so much pain'

Friday, June 27th 2014, 12:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: California, Elliot

The father of a British-born student who shot dead six people in California last month before taking his own life, has told US television of the horror of living with what his son Elliot had done.
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Police deny 'failure' over jihadists

Friday, June 27th 2014, 11:56
related places: Cardiff

The head of Wales' counter-terrorism unit denies that police are failing to combat the radicalisation of young Muslims, after a video emerges of two Cardiff men preaching jihad.
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British troops' Kenya return delayed

Friday, June 27th 2014, 10:11
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A delay in an agreement between the UK and Kenya over British army training in the country leaves 900 troops uncertain of when they can return home.
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VIDEO: UK killer's dad 'didn't see it coming'

Friday, June 27th 2014, 8:50

The father of British-born Elliot Rodger, the man who killed six people before taking his own life in May, has given his first interview since the tragedy.
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Afghanistan 'won't mirror Iraq'

Friday, June 27th 2014, 4:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iraq Iraq

The most senior British Army officer in Afghanistan says he does not believe that country will follow Iraq into sectarian conflict when international troops withdraw.
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Amazon 'bullying' UK publishers

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 22:26

The online retailer Amazon is accused of 'bullying' smaller UK publishers in the latest round of contract negotiations.
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Battling Watson loses to Kerber

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 17:19
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Wimbledon

British number one Heather Watson loses in three sets to German ninth seed Angelique Kerber in round two at Wimbledon.
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Mortgage cap 'insures against boom'

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 14:52

Plans by the Bank of England to cap riskier mortgage lending is an important "insurance policy" for the UK economy, MPs and the industry say.
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Scholes fears over England future

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 14:51

Paul Scholes fears England could struggle to qualify for future tournaments after their early exit from the World Cup.
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UK bid to block Juncker set to fail

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 13:29

UK PM David Cameron's bid to stop ex-Luxembourg PM Jean-Claude Juncker becoming the next European Commission president suffers another blow.
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Mini-hearts grown to study disease

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 8:17

Thousands of miniature human hearts are grown to research disease by scientists in Scotland.
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Campaigners lose 'right to die' case

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 22:14

Campaigners have lost their appeal at the UK Supreme Court over the right to die - but the judges said Parliament should now act.
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Sam Smith enjoys US chart success

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 16:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Atlantic

British singer Sam Smith mirrors his UK chart success on the other side of the Atlantic by entering Billboard's Top 200 at number two.
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Cook subjected to 'witch-hunt'

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 15:03

Captain Alastair Cook has been unfairly blamed for England's dismal form, says his Essex coach Paul Grayson.
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Brazil land investors lose millions

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 12:13
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Hundreds of British investors are looking to take legal action to recover lost money after being convinced to buy land in Brazil in the run-up to the World Cup.
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Hospital chain plans share flotation

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 8:29

The UK's second largest private hospital chain, Spire Healthcare, announces plans to list on the London Stock Exchange in a float estimated to value the group at about £1bn.
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Patients 'facing longer GP waits'

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 7:27

Longer waits to see a GP in the UK are "becoming the norm", the British Medical Association is warning.
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Trader fined in US over bond prices

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 22:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

A New York court fines a former UK-based Credit Suisse trader for his role in artificially inflating bond prices.
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Costa Rica 0-0 England

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 22:01
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica

England end their poor World Cup 2014 campaign with a goalless draw against Costa Rica to finish bottom of Group D.
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Hodgson hopeful for England's future

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 21:01
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica

Roy Hodgson says England have a bright future with a new crop of young players, after the 0-0 draw against Costa Rica.
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Sri Lanka beat England in thriller

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 18:32
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England lose off the penultimate ball as Sri Lanka win a thrilling second Test at Headingley to secure a series victory.
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Andy Coulson guilty of phone hacking

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 17:51

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson is found guilty of conspiring to hack phones while ex-News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks is cleared of all charges.
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Royal couple visit Belfast film set

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 17:01
related places: Belfast, Edinburgh

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh meet cast and production members from Game of Thrones during a tour of the Paint Hall Studios in Belfast on the second day of their Northern Ireland visit.
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Fault in Our Stars tops UK chart

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 16:32
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Teen cancer drama The Fault in Our Stars comfortably tops the UK and Ireland box office in its opening weekend, taking £3.4m.
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Money affecting England - Gerrard

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 15:58

Captain Steven Gerrard believes the money in the game is affecting young players' hunger and desire to play for England.
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Juncker 'common sense' dig at UK PM

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 13:56

Jean-Claude Juncker says he expects to be the next European Commission president by the end of the week - "if common sense prevails".
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Serpentine unveils giant 'doughnut'

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 13:43
related places: Hyde Park, London

London's Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park unveils a sculpture resembling a giant misshapen doughnut as its annual temporary pavilion.
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Fears hospital mistakes covered up

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 12:15

An analysis of reporting incidents shows 29 out of 141 hospital trusts in England are not registering the expected number of safety incidents.
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Top UK stunt man Terry Richards dies

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 10:21
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Top UK stunt man Terry Richards, who played the Cairo Swordsman in Indiana Jones, dies aged 81.
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Silent protest condemns Egypt ruling

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 9:04
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: London

BBC journalists in London join colleagues from other news organisations for a silent protest against the jailing of three al-Jazeera staff in Egypt.
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VIDEO: UK ban on drug khat worries growers

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 8:56
related countries: Kenya Kenya

As a ban comes into force in the UK on Tuesday on the drug khat, the BBC's Anne Soy reports on concern about the economic impact of the move amongst Kenya's khat farmers.
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Juncker as good and bad for the UK

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 8:35

Juncker row highlights democracy conundrum, says Robert Peston
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Monet's Water Lilies sells for £32m

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 8:30
related places: London

A 1906 Claude Monet painting of water lilies, Nympheas, sells for almost £32m pounds in London, the second-highest price ever paid for the artist at auction.
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UK teenager was 'radicalised by imam'

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 6:57
related countries: Syria Syria

The father of a Briton who travelled to Syria tells the BBC he believes his son was radicalised by an imam at a UK mosque.
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Cook form a 'recipe for resignation'

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 19:44

England captain Alastair Cook's form is a "recipe for resignation", according to former batsman Geoffrey Boycott.
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No 10 says EU to vote over Juncker

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 17:47
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has won agreement for a vote on the future president of the European Commission, Downing Street says.
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Peer urges tougher terror curbs

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 17:43

The UK should reintroduce tougher measures to further restrict terror activities, says Lord Carlile, a former independent reviewer of terrorism laws.
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England on brink of Test series defeat

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 17:43
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England are facing a first home Test series defeat by Sri Lanka after collapsing to 57-5 in pursuit of 350 for victory.
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No bid for Women's World Cup in England

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 15:24

The FA will not bid to stage the 2019 Women's World Cup and the U20 Women's World Cup in 2018 in England.
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Shire forecasts $10bn sales by 2020

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 15:09
related countries: United States United States

British drugs firm Shire has said it expects to double its current product sales to $10bn by 2020 as it tries to fend off a $46bn (£27bn) bid from US rival AbbVie.
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High-speed rail 'needed in north'

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 14:53
related places: Leeds, London, Manchester

A new HS3 high-speed rail link connecting Manchester and Leeds could help create a northern "global powerhouse", Chancellor George Osborne says.
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Ghana FA chief to sue Daily Telegraph

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 14:28
related countries: Ghana Ghana

Ghana FA president is to sue the Daily Telegraph over its claim he agreed for the national team to play in matches others were preparing to fix.
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Murray starts title defence in style

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 14:18
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Wimbledon

Britain's Andy Murray opens the defence of his Wimbledon title with a straight-sets victory over Belgian David Goffin.
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Players skipping England 'not new'

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 11:53

Former England manager Graham Taylor says it is nothing new that players have tried to avoid playing for their country.
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Robinson leads tributes to Byrne

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 9:44

Sir Tony Robinson leads tributes to British actress Patsy Byrne, best known for playing Nursie in Blackadder, who has died aged 80.
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UK chart to include streaming

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 9:15

The Official Charts Company announces streaming through services like Spotify, Deezer and Napster will count towards the UK's weekly singles chart from July.
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VIDEO: Could the Harley-Davidson go green?

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 8:49
related places: Harley

Graeme Hay from the British Motorcyclists' Federation welcomes Harley-Davidson's new electric motorbike.
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'Biggest prize in science' announced

Monday, June 23rd 2014, 7:43

A British theorist is the first recipient of a new prize for mathematics.
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Mothers have multiple babies removed

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 23:09

Thousands of mothers over the past seven years have had successive children removed by family courts in England, the BBC learns.
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Hodgson asks Gerrard to play on

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 21:32

Roy Hodgson asks Steven Gerrard to stay on as a player and captain as the midfielder ponders his England future.
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Redknapp should name names - Gerrard

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 21:30

Steven Gerrard says Harry Redknapp should "name and embarrass" those players he claims do not want to represent England.
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Sri Lanka build lead against England

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 17:41

Sri Lanka fight back to open up a lead of 106 over England after three days of the decisive second Test at Headingley.
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UK Syria fighters a 'long-term threat'

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 17:10
related countries: Syria Syria

Police in the UK will have to deal with the threat of British fighters returning from Syria for "many years", a senior Scotland Yard officer tells the BBC.
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PM urges Juncker vote amid EU row

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 12:55

David Cameron will call for an "unprecedented" vote on any bid to rubber stamp Jean-Claude Juncker as European Commission president, a Downing Street source says.
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Players 'tried to skip England duty'

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 12:33
related places: Tottenham

QPR boss Harry Redknapp tells the BBC he dealt with players at Tottenham who tried to avoid England duty.
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Blackadder actress Patsy Byrne dies

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 10:49

British actress Patsy Byrne, best known for playing Nursie in Blackadder, dies aged 80.
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'Sugar tax' call for child obesity

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 5:33

A campaign group calls on the government to introduce a "sugar tax" to help curb childhood obesity rates in the UK.
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Rooney still sees bright England future

Sunday, June 22nd 2014, 0:02

Wayne Rooney believes he can still be part of an England team that "makes history", despite their early World Cup exit.
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'Too few pupils' learning languages

Saturday, June 21st 2014, 23:33

The UK's education system is failing to produce enough people with foreign-language skills to meet a growing need from business, the CBI says.
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The face of British poverty in France

Saturday, June 21st 2014, 23:00
related countries: France France

The many faces of British expat poverty in France since 1823
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Williams apologetic, says Gatland

Saturday, June 21st 2014, 18:14
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Liam Williams has apologised to team-mates after Wales’ dramatic defeat by South Africa, says head coach Warren Gatland.
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England falter after Robson century

Saturday, June 21st 2014, 17:56
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sam Robson hits a maiden Test century for England, who lose late wickets in opening up a lead of 63 over Sri Lanka.
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Family 'heartbroken' by jihad video

Saturday, June 21st 2014, 17:41
related countries: Syria Syria

The father of a British man who has appeared in a video aimed at recruiting fighters for the Islamist militant group Isis says he is "heartbroken" his son left the UK to fight in Syria.
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Guildford Four's Gerry Conlon dies

Saturday, June 21st 2014, 16:48
related places: Guildford

Gerry Conlon, who was wrongly convicted of the 1974 IRA Guildford pub bombing, dies aged 60 after an illness.
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Rooney backs manager Hodgson

Saturday, June 21st 2014, 16:43

Wayne Rooney says Roy Hodgson is the right manager for England despite a group-stage exit at the 2014 Fifa World Cup.
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New Zealand 36-13 England

Saturday, June 21st 2014, 10:03
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Dunedin

New Zealand condemn England to a 3-0 series whitewash defeat with a 36-13 victory in the third Test in Hamilton.
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Rooney apologises for England failure

Saturday, June 21st 2014, 9:58

Striker Wayne Rooney apologises on his Facebook page to supporters after England were knocked out of the World Cup.
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Firefighters to stage fresh strike

Friday, June 20th 2014, 23:45

Firefighters in England and Wales are to strike for seven hours in an ongoing row with the government over pensions.
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Mass 'spy car' use to be banned

Friday, June 20th 2014, 23:09

The government announces it is to ban "greedy" councils in England from using static and car-mounted cameras to catch drivers who park illegally.
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Rooney criticism unjust - Van Persie

Friday, June 20th 2014, 22:49

Robin van Persie says criticism of Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney in England's World Cup campaign is unjust.
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No World Cup strategy regret - Hodgson

Friday, June 20th 2014, 21:44

Manager Roy Hodgson says England were "well prepared" despite their exit after only two games of the World Cup's group stages.
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'Warning text' in Kenya bomb case

Friday, June 20th 2014, 19:36
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Briton Jermaine Grant, accused of intent to cause explosions, texted an alleged accomplice a warning they were being watched, a court in Kenya hears.
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World Cup: Italy 0-1 Costa Rica

Friday, June 20th 2014, 18:41
related countries: Italy Italy

Costa Rica produce a surprise win against four-time world champions Italy, a result that sends Group D rivals England out.
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