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England warm-up game washed out

Sunday, November 23rd 2014, 8:29
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Colombo

England's final warm-up match against Sri Lanka A is abandoned without a ball bowled after heavy morning rain in Colombo.
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Quigg and McDonnell retain titles

Saturday, November 22nd 2014, 23:01
related countries: Japan Japan

Britain's Scott Quigg defends his WBA world super-bantamweight title with a unanimous points win over Japan's Hidenori Otake.
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Wales 16-34 New Zealand

Saturday, November 22nd 2014, 20:26
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Wales slip to a 34-16 defeat to New Zealand in Cardiff - continuing a run of 61 years without a win over the All Blacks.
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NHS staff fly out to fight Ebola

Saturday, November 22nd 2014, 17:36
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
related places: London

The first group of NHS volunteers set off from London Heathrow, bound for Sierra Leone where they will help in the fight against Ebola.
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Balcony collapse victims named

Saturday, November 22nd 2014, 14:12
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: London

Two Polish men who died after a balcony collapsed in west London on Friday are named as Tomasz Procko, 22, and Karol Szymanski, 29.
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101 non-emergency number down

Saturday, November 22nd 2014, 12:53

A number of police forces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are reporting the 101 phone number, designed for non-emergency calls, is down.
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14 injured in hotel gas explosion

Saturday, November 22nd 2014, 6:00
related places: London

At least 14 people are injured in a suspected gas explosion which has led to the evacuation of a central London hotel, ambulance officials say.
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British IS fighters 'killed in Syria'

Saturday, November 22nd 2014, 0:25
related countries: Syria Syria

Two British men are reported to have been killed while fighting alongside Islamic State militants in Syria.
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Monsieur Romieu - a 'man of talents'

Saturday, November 22nd 2014, 0:12
related countries: France France

A French envoy is poisoned - are British diplomats to blame?
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Miliband: Flags tweet disrespectful

Friday, November 21st 2014, 20:49

Ed Miliband says a Labour MP who quit her role after tweeting a picture of a house with three England flags and a white van parked outside "conveyed a sense of disrespect".
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Two dead as London balcony collapses

Friday, November 21st 2014, 20:04
related places: London

Two men die and at least six other people are injured as part of a balcony collapses in west London.
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VIDEO: UK joins Poland in Nato drill

Friday, November 21st 2014, 19:22
related countries: Poland Poland

UK troops take part in the largest British armoured exercise in Europe since 2008.
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McCaw not interested in milestones

Friday, November 21st 2014, 19:00

Richie McCaw says he is thinking only about beating Wales, despite the match on Saturday being his 100th as captain of the All Blacks.
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Farage predicts more UKIP victories

Friday, November 21st 2014, 13:00
related places: Rochester, Strood

Nigel Farage says UKIP can become a major force at next year's general election after its victory in the Rochester and Strood by-election.
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Police make computer hijack arrests

Friday, November 21st 2014, 12:21

Fifteen people have been arrested, including four in the UK, in connection with the hijacking of computers.
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'Extremist risk' at Muslim schools

Friday, November 21st 2014, 11:44
related places: London

Pupils at six east London schools are "vulnerable to extremist influences and radicalisation", Ofsted's Sir Michael Wilshaw says after snap inspections.
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Counting under way in Rochester poll

Friday, November 21st 2014, 2:59
related places: Rochester, Strood

Votes are being counted in the the Rochester and Strood by-election where the UK Independence Party is hoping to gain its second elected Westminster MP.
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UK drops EU bankers' pay challenge

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 22:45

In a surprise move, the UK government has withdrawn its legal challenge to EU legislation that caps the level of bankers' bonuses.
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England give Moeen opening chance

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 18:16
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Moeen Ali will open the batting with England captain Alastair Cook in Friday's warm-up for the one-day series against Sri Lanka.
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'Beheading plot' suspects in court

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 17:39

Three terrorism suspects were involved in a plot to behead a member of the British public "imminently" when they were arrested, a court hears.
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Market for women's game 'proven'

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 16:55
related places: Wembley

England women's midfielder Karen Carney believes their historic game at Wembley on Sunday proves there is an appetite for the women's game.
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Marshall loses women's world title

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 16:27

British defending champion Savannah Marshall loses at the Women's World Championships in Jeju, Korea.
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Cotter makes four changes for Tonga

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 13:45
related countries: Tonga Tonga

Geoff Cross, Johnnie Beattie, Sean Lamont and Tim Visser come into the Scotland team for Saturday's Test against Tonga.
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Cameron on attack over English votes

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 13:17

David Cameron says he is the only leader offering English votes for English laws, in heated exchanges at the Commons Liaison Committee.
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RBS fined £56m over computer failure

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 11:53

Royal Bank of Scotland is fined £56m by regulators after a 2012 software issue left millions of customers unable to access their accounts.
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Greengrass to direct Orwell's 1984

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 10:53
related places: Orwell

British director Paul Greengrass, best known for action sequel The Bourne Ultimatum, is to bring George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four to the big screen.
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Sturgeon sworn in as first minister

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 10:10
related places: Edinburgh

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon is formally sworn in as Scotland's first minister in front of senior judges at the Court of Session in Edinburgh.
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Carter out, McCaw hits new landmark

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 6:11
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Richie McCaw captains New Zealand for the 100th time, but star fly-half Dan Carter misses out against Wales on Saturday.
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Firm to invest £640m in UK shale gas

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 4:45

Chemicals giant Ineos is to announce plans to invest up to $1bn (£640m) in shale gas exploration and production in the UK, the BBC understands.
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Singapore tops best business ranking

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 2:58
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Wealthy city-state Singapore has once again topped a ranking of the best places in the world to do business, with the UK ranking only 21st.
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Double cancer referrals, GPs urged

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 0:17

New draft NHS guidelines encourage GPs to diagnose and refer almost twice as many cancer patients in England each year.
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First test for bonus cap challenge

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 23:51

The UK government is due to get an indication on whether its battle to overturn an EU law on bankers' pay is likely to succeed.
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VIDEO: UK denies 'pick-up artist' Blanc visa

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 23:01
related countries: United States United States

Controversial US "pick-up artist" Julien Blanc has been barred from entering the UK by the Home Office.
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UK denies 'pick-up artist' Blanc visa

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 18:30
related countries: United States United States

Controversial US "pick-up artist" Julien Blanc is barred from entering the UK by the Home Office following an online petition.
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Ford starts as England make changes

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 18:19
related countries: Samoa Samoa
related places: Bath

Bath fly-half George Ford will make his first international start as England make five changes for the visit of Samoa.
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Sturridge set to miss six more weeks

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 16:02
related places: Liverpool

Liverpool and England striker Daniel Sturridge could be out for six more weeks after a new injury setback in training.
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Court puts more heat on diesels

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 15:28

UK government comes under renewed pressure to cut pollution from diesel vehicles following the latest ruling in a battle over clean air.
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Cinemas 'should vary ticket prices'

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 14:41

Cinemas should offer a greater range of ticket prices, according to one of the leading figures in the UK film industry.
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Murat 'faces new McCann questioning'

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 12:41

Police probing the disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann are to question former suspect Robert Murat, the BBC learns.
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O'Grady agrees hacking settlement

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 12:39

Television personality Paul O'Grady settles a phone hacking claim against the publishers of News of the World, London's High Court hears.
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Emma Thompson to receive film honour

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 12:26

Emma Thompson is to be honoured at the British Independent Film Awards next month for her outstanding contribution to British film by an actor.
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Spinner Hafeez to face bowling tests

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 12:25
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan off-spinner Mohammad Hafeez will fly to England for tests after being reported for a suspect bowling action.
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Children failed over sex abuse risk

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 11:25

Vulnerable children in England are at risk of sexual exploitation because of failings by councils, the children's services watchdog Ofsted warns.
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NHS publishes surgeon outcomes data

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 9:11

Information on how patients fare with specific surgeons in England is highlighted in an NHS transparency drive.
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England apologise for anti-IRA chant

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 7:07

The FA ask the official England band to stop playing during the friendly with Scotland because of anti-IRA chanting.
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VIDEO: UK Ebola doctor back in Sierra Leone

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 6:45
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

A UK nurse who contracted Ebola earlier this year is back in Sierra Leone, and says he is "frustrated" by the "woefully slow" international response.
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British nurse back to help after Ebola recovery

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 6:01
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Returning British Ebola nurse frustrated at Sierra Leone situation
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Scotland 1-3 England

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 22:20

Wayne Rooney closes in on the England record of 49 goals as his side return from Scotland with a comfortable victory.
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BBFC changes Paddington 'sex' advice

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 17:58
related places: Paddington

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) changes its guidance about "mild sex references" in the new Paddington film after a request from the film's distributor.
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Federer plays down Wawrinka row

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 17:53
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: London

Roger Federer plays down his row with Swiss team-mate Stan Wawrinka ahead of the Davis Cup final.
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Briton named as synagogue victim

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 16:17

A man born in Britain has been named as one of the victims of an attack at a synagogue in Jerusalem.
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'Fifth of all crimes' go unrecorded

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 12:31
related places: More

Almost one in five of all offences and 26% of sexual allegations reported to police in England and Wales are not then recorded as crimes, a report says.
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UK inflation rate rises to 1.3%

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 11:12

UK inflation rose to an annual rate of 1.3% in October, up from 1.2% in the previous month, official figures show.
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Full-back Halfpenny in for Williams

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 11:07
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Leigh Halfpenny takes over at full-back with Liam Williams on the bench against NZ while Jonathan Davies and Dan Biggar return.
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Organised child abuse 'widespread'

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 0:01
related places: Rotherham

Organised child sex abuse is widespread in England and councils must review protection policies, a report by MPs on the Rotherham exploitation scandal says.
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Hodgson happy with England progress

Monday, November 17th 2014, 23:27

England manager Roy Hodgson says his side were making progress even before the "cold shower" of World Cup failure.
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'Robust action' on UK bird flu case

Monday, November 17th 2014, 21:52

"Immediate and robust action" is being taken to stamp out bird flu following a confirmed case at a duck breeding farm in East Yorkshire, the environment secretary tells MPs.
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VIDEO: 'The Brits should stay in EU'

Monday, November 17th 2014, 18:45

Germany's deputy finance minister Steffen Kampeter says he wants Britain in the EU and "we will find ways to offer Britain a good chance to stay in".
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PM: We won't be 'cowed' by terror

Monday, November 17th 2014, 17:39
related countries: United States United States

The UK will not be "cowed" by "sick terrorists", the prime minister tells MPs, after the killing of an American aid worker by Islamic State.
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PM: UK must stick to economic course

Monday, November 17th 2014, 17:08

David Cameron tells MPs he will stick to his economic strategy amid growing global threats to the recovery - but Labour accuses him of "getting his excuses in early".
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Hotel hammer attack man jailed

Monday, November 17th 2014, 15:55
related places: London

Philip Spence, who beat three sisters with a hammer as they slept at a London hotel, is jailed for life with a minimum term of 18 years.
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Hiddleston up for theatre award

Monday, November 17th 2014, 15:54

Tom Hiddleston, Gillian Anderson and Kristin Scott Thomas are among the nominees for acting prizes at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards.
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Scots so keen to face England - boss

Monday, November 17th 2014, 15:39

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan says his players are champing at the bit to be involved in the friendly against England.
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Carney takes aim at bankers' pay

Monday, November 17th 2014, 14:07

The governor of the Bank of England says bankers' overall pay packages - not just bonuses - should be at risk in the event of wrongdoing.
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Serco chairman to leave troubled firm

Monday, November 17th 2014, 11:20

The chairman of Serco, the beleaguered outsourcing firm that has several contracts with the UK government, announces he will leave the company.
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Assange asylum inspires BBC sitcom

Monday, November 17th 2014, 10:20
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador
related places: London

Julian Assange's prolonged sojourn at the Ecuadorian embassy in London has inspired a new BBC Four sitcom, starring Fonejacker's Kayvan Novak.
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VIDEO: Bernstein calls for World Cup boycott

Monday, November 17th 2014, 8:52

Former FA chairman David Bernstein says England and Uefa should boycott the 2018 World Cup to force Fifa to reform.
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Bernstein call to boycott World Cup

Monday, November 17th 2014, 6:15

Former FA chairman David Bernstein says England and Uefa should consider withdrawing from 2018 World Cup to force Fifa to reform.
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Church to approve women bishops

Monday, November 17th 2014, 1:07

The Church of England is poised to formally adopt legislation which means its first female bishops could be ordained next year.
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Butcher predicts tough Scots test

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 22:06

Former England captain Terry Butcher believes revitalised Scotland will provide a stern test for England at Celtic Park.
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McAvoy wins Bafta film actor award

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 21:31

Hollywood star James McAvoy beats stiff competition to win the coveted Actor Film award at Scotland's annual Bafta ceremony.
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Children in Need single number one

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 19:00

Gareth Malone's All Star Choir top the UK singles chart with Children in Need single Wake Me Up as Pink Floyd are at number one in the album chart.
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Major urges 'pragmatic' migrant deal

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 15:33

Europe can reach an agreement to temporarily limit the number of EU migrants coming into the UK, former Tory PM Sir John Major says.
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UK ministers back Juncker tax probe

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 13:50
related countries: Luxembourg Luxembourg

Senior Conservatives back an investigation into claims Jean-Claude Juncker encouraged tax avoidance when he was Luxembourg leader, allegations the EU Commission boss denies.
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VIDEO: Queen Noor of Jordan on slavery

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 11:51
related places: London

This week, a conference on women's rights in London will look at ways of tackling slavery called Trust Women.
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Crackdown on prison violence pledged

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 6:10

Inmates in England and Wales who carry out assaults or other serious crimes will face harsher measures from next year, the Ministry of Justice announces.
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England 3-1 Slovenia

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 19:50
related countries: Slovenia Slovenia

Wayne Rooney crowns his 100th cap with a goal as England fight back from 1-0 down to defeat Slovenia at Wembley.
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SNP 'could hold balance of power'

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 18:26

Nicola Sturgeon uses her first speech as SNP leader to predict the party could hold the "balance of power" after the next general election.
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Stars unite for Band Aid 30 session

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 14:12
related places: London

Bono, Rita Ora and One Direction are among the musicians who have been in a London studio to record a new version of the Band Aid charity single.
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Fan dies after Celtic Park stair fall

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 4:21
related countries: Ireland Ireland

A 22-year-old football fan has died in hospital after falling in a stairwell at Celtic Park following Scotland's European Championship qualifier against the Republic of Ireland.
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Romania 2-0 N Ireland

Friday, November 14th 2014, 21:50
related countries: Romania Romania
related places: Bucharest

Northern Ireland's three-game winning run in their Euro 2016 qualifiers ends as Romania win to go top of Group F.
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Scotland 1-0 Republic of Ireland

Friday, November 14th 2014, 21:39
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Shaun Maloney scores the only goal in a thrilling Euro 2016 qualifying win for Scotland over Republic of Ireland.
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Salmond sets UK election target

Friday, November 14th 2014, 16:37

Alex Salmond tells the SNP conference that his party should set a target to win a majority of Scottish seats in the 2015 Westminster election.
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Powers to stop UK jihadists returning

Friday, November 14th 2014, 14:30

Britons who travel to Syria and Iraq to fight could be temporarily barred from returning home under plans announced by David Cameron.
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'Possible homicide' in abuse inquiry

Friday, November 14th 2014, 13:32

Police are investigating "possible homicide" linked to what a key witness describes as a paedophile ring involving powerful people in the 1970s and 1980s.
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Sturgeon appointed new SNP leader

Friday, November 14th 2014, 12:52

Nicola Sturgeon takes over the leadership of the SNP from Alex Salmond with a pledge to continue the fight for Scottish independence.
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NHS winter fears 'prompt cash boost'

Friday, November 14th 2014, 0:00

Fears of a winter crisis in the NHS in England have prompted ministers to increase the emergency funds available.
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Federer knocks out Murray in London

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 20:43
related places: London

Britain's Andy Murray is knocked out of the World Tour Finals in London, losing 6-0 6-1 to a sublime Roger Federer.
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Nishikori beats Ferrer in three sets

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 16:48
related places: London

Kei Nishikori beats first alternate David Ferrer in three sets to put pressure on Andy Murray at the World Tour Finals in London.
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Culture Club scrap reunion tour

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 15:14
related countries: United States United States

Pop group Culture Club cancel their forthcoming US and UK tour because singer Boy George has developed a throat condition and may need surgery.
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Woman jailed for funding Syria jihad

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 14:48
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

A London woman convicted of funding her husband's jihad in Syria has been jailed at the Old Bailey for 28 months.
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Amazon seeks British drone experts

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 12:21

UK drone experts are being sought by Amazon to help with its fledgling drone-based delivery service.
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Hodgson will 'learn from mistake'

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 12:05
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England hooker Josh Hodgson says he will "learn from his mistake" after smashing a door at a student flat in New Zealand.
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Cumberbatch to receive film honour

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 11:24

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch is to be honoured for his work at the British Independent Film Awards (Bifas).
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Watson gets first England Test start

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 11:05
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Bath's Anthony Watson, 20, will make his first England Test start when he plays on the wing against South Africa on Saturday.
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Dier opted out of England Under-21s

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 10:33

Tottenham's Eric Dier asks not to play for England Under-21s so he can concentrate on winning a centre-half place with his club.
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RFU investigates alleged gay abuse

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 9:49
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

The Rugby Football Union investigates alleged abuse of gay referee Nigel Owens during England's defeat by New Zealand.
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Major to warn of split with EU

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 6:01

The case for leaving the European Union will be fuelled further if EU countries do not help the UK limit immigration, Sir John Major is to say later.
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Post staff to get missing risk alerts

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 4:31

Postal workers across the UK are to receive alerts about missing people while on their rounds to help locate vulnerable children and adults.
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Djokovic destroys Wawrinka

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 22:07
related places: London

World number one Novak Djokovic destroys Stan Wawrinka 6-3 6-0 in another one-sided World Tour Finals match in London.
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