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Gina McKee warns over wasted talent

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 8:17

Actress Gina McKee backs a scheme to give all children in the north-east of England a taste of the arts to make sure young talent does not go untapped.
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VIDEO: Night patrols to deter Calais migrants

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 7:04

Security forces in Calais have been working to prevent a third successive night of mass incursions into the Channel Tunnel by migrants trying to reach Britain.
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RBS reports 27% quarterly profit rise

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 6:29

Royal Bank of Scotland reports a 27% increase in second-quarter profit after booking more mortgage business.
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Anti-Semitic incidents 'up 50%'

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 23:09

The number of reported anti-Semitic incidents in the UK has increased by more than 50%, figures released by a charity suggest.
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High debt fear for poorer students

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 23:00

Poorer students in England may be put off university by funding changes that could leave them with higher debts than middle-class graduates, a report says.
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France boosts Calais tunnel security

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 21:12
related countries: France France
related places: Calais

France sends extra police officers to Calais, as migrants heading for Britain say they will keep trying to enter the Channel Tunnel.
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England on top after Anderson burst

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 20:31
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Anderson, Edgbaston

England close day one of the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston on 133-3 after Australia are bowled out for 136.
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Britons Daley & Gallantree win gold

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 18:48

British divers claim a second medal of the World Aquatics Championships as Tom Daley and Rebecca Gallantree win team gold.
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Bedene reaches Hamburg Open quarters

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 15:19

British number two Aljaz Bedene beats Roberto Bautista Agut to reach the quarter-finals of the Hamburg Open.
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Man dies as hundreds target tunnel

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 14:09

A man has been killed as at least 1,500 migrants tried to enter the Channel Tunnel in Calais on Tuesday night, French police say.
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Terrorists win segregation appeal

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 11:10

Two convicted terrorists who claimed their prison segregation was unlawful win their challenge at the UK's highest court.
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Firms must show slave labour action

Wednesday, July 29th 2015, 7:25

British businesses are to be forced to prove what they are doing to stop slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains, the government says.
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Army job cuts made three years early

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 23:08

The number of British army personnel has been cut back by 20,000, three years ahead of target, according to statistics from the Ministry of Defence.
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New dying care guidelines proposed

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 23:01

England's health watchdog puts forward new draft guidance to improve the care of adults in their last few days of life.
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London campus fails to sign students

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 20:08
related places: London

No students are signed up for University of South Wales courses in London, a year after they are launched with a budget of £750,000.
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Cook seeking Edgbaston inspiration

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 20:07
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Edgbaston

England captain Alastair Cook wants inspiration from the 2005 Edgbaston Ashes win before the third Test against Australia.
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Disneyland Paris faces pricing probe

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 20:01
related countries: France France, Germany Germany

Disneyland Paris is facing a pricing probe following accusations that UK and German customers are being frozen out of promotions available in other European member states.
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'2,000 migrants' tried Tunnel entry

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 19:50

Some 2,000 migrants tried to enter the Channel Tunnel terminal in Calais on Monday night in an attempt to reach the UK, operator Eurotunnel says.
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VIDEO: Migrants scale Channel Tunnel fence

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 17:41

Some 2,000 migrants tried to enter the Channel Tunnel terminal in Calais on Monday night in an attempt to reach the UK, operator Eurotunnel has said.
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First English US founders identified

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 15:33
related countries: Saint Helena Saint Helena, United States United States
related places: Jamestown, Virginia, English

Scientists identify the remains of four English men who were among the early leaders of Virginia's Jamestown settlement - the first successful British colony.
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VIDEO: Remains of first US colonists identified

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 15:30
related countries: Saint Helena Saint Helena, United States United States
related places: Jamestown, America, Virginia

Scientists have identified the remains of four men who were among the early leaders of Virginia's Jamestown settlement - the first successful British colony that gave rise to modern day America.
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Cameron plan 'won't stop dirty cash'

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 14:33

David Cameron's plans to crack down on "dirty money" being used to buy UK property have been criticised by tax and property experts.
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I feared career was over - Rogers

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 14:04

Australia opener Chris Rogers feared for his career after a dizzy spell in the second Ashes Test against England.
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UK economic growth picks up to 0.7%

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 11:12

UK economic growth accelerated to 0.7% in the second quarter of the year, helped by a big jump in oil and gas production.
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UK is no place for dirty money - PM

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 9:39

Foreigners must be stopped from buying UK homes with "plundered" cash and a "global effort" is needed to beat corruption, David Cameron says.
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Zurich Insurance considers RSA bid

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 8:55

Zurich Insurance says it is considering a bid for the UK's RSA Insurance, the owner of the More Than brand.
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Amazon launches music streaming in UK

Tuesday, July 28th 2015, 8:01

Retailer Amazon enters the UK streaming market with Prime Music, a new service available to Amazon Prime customers as part of their annual subscription.
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UK and Indonesia agree 'anti-IS plan'

Monday, July 27th 2015, 21:03

The UK and Indonesia agree measures to counter the "shared enemy" of Islamic State extremism at the start of David Cameron's four-day tour of South East Asia.
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Australia take ODI series with win

Monday, July 27th 2015, 17:51
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Worcester

Australia beat England by 89 runs in the third one-day international at Worcester to take a 4-2 lead in the Women's Ashes.
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Litvinenko suspect 'cannot testify'

Monday, July 27th 2015, 15:57
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: London

A suspect in an inquiry into the death of the former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko tells the BBC he has not obtained permission to give evidence.
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Indian tycoon buys old Scotland Yard

Monday, July 27th 2015, 15:24
related countries: India India
related places: Whitehall

One of India's richest men, Yusuffali Kader, has bought the original Scotland Yard site in Whitehall for £110m.
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Test cricket is 'brutal' - Bell

Monday, July 27th 2015, 13:04

Under-pressure England batsman Ian Bell describes Test cricket as a "brutal environment" ahead of the third Ashes Test.
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Referendum decision 'yet to be made'

Monday, July 27th 2015, 10:47

The first minister says the SNP is still to decide whether to include a commitment to a second independence referendum in its 2016 manifesto.
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Osborne in Paris for EU reform talks

Monday, July 27th 2015, 7:49
related countries: France France
related places: Eu, Paris

George Osborne is making the first of a series of trips to key EU capitals, as the government bids to renegotiate the UK's relationship with the union.
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VIDEO: Can PM swing Bali smuggler's fate?

Monday, July 27th 2015, 5:08
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Bali

The case of a British woman sentenced to death for drug smuggling is likely to come up as UK PM David Cameron prepares to visit Indonesia on his South East Asia tour.
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Salmond: Second referendum inevitable

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 15:51

Former first minister of Scotland Alex Salmond tells the BBC he thinks a second independence referendum is "inevitable".
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Willett wins European Masters title

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 15:08
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

England's Danny Willett wins his third European Tour title with a one-shot victory at European Masters in Switzerland.
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Women's Ashes ODI into reserve day

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 13:02
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Worcester

The third and final ODI of the Women's Ashes will take place on Monday after persistent rain ruled out any Sunday play at Worcester.
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England-Scotland on Remembrance Day

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 11:48
related places: Wembley

England will play Scotland at Wembley on 11 November 2016 as the qualifying fixture dates for the Home Nations are revealed.
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Former monk to sing for Dalai Lama

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 10:41

A former Tibetan monk who has settled in the UK is to perform at an event in front of the Dalai Lama after being talent spotted by the BBC.
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'Glass floor' protects middle classes

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 7:29

Middle-class children benefit from a "glass floor" protecting them from slipping down the social scale in Britain, a study of 17,000 people concludes.
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Fund to target whisky fans in China

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 1:01
related countries: China China

A new £3m fund is created to allow whisky connoisseurs in China to invest in some of Scotland's rarest drams.
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'Bolt-Gatlin could see crazy time'

Saturday, July 25th 2015, 22:33

Former British sprinter Darren Campbell says Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin's rivalry can produce a "crazy" time.
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Froome feared losing Tour on climb

Saturday, July 25th 2015, 19:49
related countries: France France

Champion-elect Chris Froome admits he was "in difficulty" and feared he could lose the Tour de France on Alpe d'Huez.
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Whole of Scotland roaring - Strachan

Saturday, July 25th 2015, 18:37
related places: Strachan

Gordon Strachan says the "whole of Scotland are roaring" after being drawn with England in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
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England face Scotland in qualifying

Saturday, July 25th 2015, 18:19
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Russia Russia

England and Scotland are in the same qualifying group for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, while Wales face Republic of Ireland.
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Tories reveal four-man mayor list

Saturday, July 25th 2015, 16:51
related places: London

The Conservative Party shortlists four men to stand in an open primary to become the party's candidate for London mayor to replace Boris Johnson.
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Asher-Smith goes under 11 seconds

Saturday, July 25th 2015, 16:10
related places: London

Dina Asher-Smith beats the 11-second barrier and Shara Proctor also sets a British record at the Anniversary Games in London.
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Austria crash victims 'like brothers'

Saturday, July 25th 2015, 16:07
related countries: Austria Austria

Two British men who were killed when their car fell off a mountain road in Austria were "like brothers", one of their mothers says.
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Foreign Office relaxes Iran advice

Saturday, July 25th 2015, 15:35
related countries: Iran Iran

The Foreign Office relaxes its travel advice for British nationals visiting Iran, saying the risk in much of the country has changed.
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UK music streaming passes 500m mark

Saturday, July 25th 2015, 1:19

A surge in music streaming in the UK sees it pass 500 million streams in a week for the first time - almost double the amount of this time in 2014.
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Criminals 'drive up UK house prices'

Saturday, July 25th 2015, 0:42

Foreign criminals are laundering billions of pounds by purchasing expensive UK properties, pushing up house prices, the National Crime Agency says.
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Chris Froome and the French

Friday, July 24th 2015, 23:41
related countries: France France

What do the French really think of Britain's leading cyclist?
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Bolt wins 100m at Anniversary Games

Friday, July 24th 2015, 20:46
related places: London

Usain Bolt shrugs off doubts about his form to win the 100m in 9.87 seconds at the Anniversary Games in London.
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Two Britons killed in Austria crash

Friday, July 24th 2015, 18:18
related countries: Austria Austria

Two British men die after their car falls 1,300ft (400m) off a mountain road in Austria, police say.
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Six guilty of abusing schoolgirls

Friday, July 24th 2015, 16:41
related places: Aylesbury, London

Six men are convicted of sexually abusing two schoolgirls in Buckinghamshire on a "massive scale".
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Mining firms slash thousands of jobs

Friday, July 24th 2015, 15:20
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Mining companies Anglo American and Lonmin have announced plans to cut tens of thousands of jobs in the wake of commodity price falls.
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Don't leave the EU, Obama tells UK

Friday, July 24th 2015, 12:46
related countries: United States United States

The UK must stay in the European Union to continue to have influence on the world stage, US President Barack Obama tells the BBC.
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British Airways stops Uganda flights

Friday, July 24th 2015, 12:28
related countries: Uganda Uganda
related places: Entebbe

British Airways says it is stopping all flights to and from Uganda's Entebbe airport as they are "no longer commercially viable".
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UK box office up by 10% in 2015

Friday, July 24th 2015, 10:51

The UK box office sees a 10% rise in ticket sales in the first half of the year, compared to the same period in 2014.
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Hundreds of police officers convicted

Friday, July 24th 2015, 10:19

At least 309 police officers and police community support officers in the UK have been convicted of offences in the last three years, figures show.
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Ex-Russia ambassador in 2018 warning

Friday, July 24th 2015, 7:18
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Stripping Russia of the World Cup would exacerbate the Ukraine crisis, warns a former British ambassador to the 2018 hosts.
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Obama: Gun laws my big frustration

Friday, July 24th 2015, 4:36
related countries: United States United States

President Barack Obama tells the BBC his failure to pass "common sense gun safety laws" is the greatest frustration of his presidency.
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Williams consider Button for Bottas

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 19:43
related countries: Finland Finland

British driver Jenson Button is a potential target for Williams next season if they lose Finland's Valtteri Bottas to Ferrari.
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Bolt unsure of fitness for London

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 18:32
related places: London

Usain Bolt says he is unsure how his pelvic injury will cope with possibly running two races at Friday's Anniversary Games.
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Australia level series with ODI win

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 17:06
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Bristol

Australia beat England by 63 runs in the second one-day international at Bristol to level the Women's Ashes.
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I'm sorry for Farah, says Bolt

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 15:55

Usain Bolt says he has sympathy for British athlete Mo Farah following doping allegations against his coach Alberto Salazar.
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EU acts against Sky and US studios

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 14:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hollywood, Sky

The European Commission has accused Britain's Sky TV and six major Hollywood studios of breaking EU competition rules by blocking access to movie content in other EU countries.
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VIDEO: Ainslie starts GB's America's Cup bid

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 13:33
related places: Portsmouth

Sir Ben Ainslie will begin Britain's bid to win the 35th America's Cup as the opening leg of the series gets under way in Portsmouth.
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Burgess is not a centre - Dawson

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 13:19

Bath's Sam Burgess is not good enough to play at centre for England in the World Cup, says 2003 winner Matt Dawson.
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Inbee bids for first British title

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 11:51
related places: Turnberry

World number one Inbee Park seeks to win her first Women's British Open when it starts at Turnberry on Thursday.
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VIDEO: Recreating a masterpiece - by numbers

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 11:24
related places: Greenwich

The Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich is inviting visitors to recreate what is regarded by some as "the Sistine Chapel of the UK".
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Cuts put free museum entry in doubt

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 9:43

Council-funded museums and galleries across the UK are considering scrapping free entry as cuts bite, the head of the Museums Association says.
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UK retail sales dip in June

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 9:15

UK retail sales fell unexpectedly by 0.2% in June, after consumers bought fewer household goods and less food and petrol.
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Thursday's gossip column

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 6:30

Man City are prepared to break the British transfer record to sign Kevin de Bruyne for £60, Pedro moves a step closer to Man Utd, plus more.
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Police custody deaths under scrutiny

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 6:11

An independent review of police custody deaths in England and Wales is announced by Home Secretary Theresa May.
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Australia's climate stance attacked

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 3:13
related countries: Australia Australia

Britain's former Conservative environment minister has attacked Australia's climate change stance as "incomprehensible".
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SNP demands wind farm subsidy U-turn

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 0:07

The UK government should relax its clampdown on onshore wind subsidies, the SNP says.
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Nobody safe in England team - Lyth

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 19:54
related countries: Australia Australia

Opening batsman Adam Lyth says every England player is at risk of being dropped after a series of poor top-order displays.
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Taylor Swift in gig photo 'back-down'

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 17:40

Pop star Taylor Swift has changed restrictions on image rights at her concerts after a British photographer branded them "unfair".
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Woman dies bungee jumping in Spain

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 16:14
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: London

A woman from London dies in a bungee jump while on holiday visiting family in Spain.
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Millions 'watch iPlayer free' abroad

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 12:54
related places: More

More than 60 million people watch the BBC iPlayer for free outside of the UK by masking their location, according to a new report.
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Warning over prison smoking ban

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 11:46

Banning smoking in prisons in England and Wales could make them more unstable, the Prison Governors Association warns.
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SA masterpiece found in London flat

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 11:17
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: London

A painting by a renowned South African artist, auctioned to help fund Nelson Mandela's legal defence in the 1960s, is rediscovered in a London flat.
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Bank of England rates vote unanimous

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 11:10

Bank of England policymakers were unanimous in holding UK rates at 0.5% this month, but "a number" noted rising inflation risks.
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'More investment needed' in NHS

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 4:49

There should be substantial new investment in the NHS in England, two think tanks say.
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'Last England chance for Bell'

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 21:09

"It could be the end" for Ian Bell if he does not make runs in the third Test, says Geoffrey Boycott, as Jonny Bairstow is recalled.
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Man 'planned to kill US serviceman'

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 20:03
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Luton

A 24-year-old man appears in court charged with planning to run over a US serviceman based in the UK, and attempting to join IS militants in Syria.
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Royal Mail reports flat revenues

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 17:22

Royal Mail reports flat revenues in the three months to the end of June as UK letter volumes continue to decline.
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England win Women's Ashes opener

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 16:53
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Taunton

England begin their defence of the Women's Ashes with a four-wicket victory over Australia in the first ODI at Taunton.
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Fifa prank comedian to be charged

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 16:22
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

British comedian Simon Brodkin is to be charged with trespassing by Swiss police after throwing fake money at a Fifa news conference.
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Bairstow included in England squad

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 15:00
related countries: Australia Australia

Yorkshire batsman Jonny Bairstow replaces Gary Ballance in the England squad to face Australia in the third Ashes Test.
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Ant-Man towers at UK box office

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 12:55

Marvel's latest superhero Ant-Man is head and shoulders above rivals at the UK box office.
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PM vows to beat 'poison' of extremism

Monday, July 20th 2015, 18:22

Prime Minister David Cameron sets out the government's strategy to defeat the "poison" of Islamist extremism in Britain.
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VIDEO: Banknotes thrown at Fifa president

Monday, July 20th 2015, 13:33

Fifa chief Sepp Blatter was forced to halt a news conference when UK comedian Simon Brodkin threw a pile of banknotes at him.
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England relish Women's Ashes opener

Monday, July 20th 2015, 13:16

The Women's Ashes begins on Tuesday, with England bidding for a third win since the multi-format series was introduced.
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Tate's empire show 'a challenge'

Monday, July 20th 2015, 13:05

An exhibition about art and the British Empire was "difficult" to put together because of its sensitive subject matter, its curator admits.
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ECB announces diversity initiative

Monday, July 20th 2015, 11:44

The England and Wales Cricket Board announces a £450,000 initiative to promote diversity within the game.
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FTSE 100 up but gold miners suffer

Monday, July 20th 2015, 11:28
related places: London

The London stock market opens higher but shares in gold miners drop after the gold price falls to a five-year low.
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Ikea to pay more than living wage

Monday, July 20th 2015, 0:41

Ikea will become the first national retailer in the UK to pay its staff above the government's new National Living Wage from next year.
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