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Broad rested for first two ODIs

Friday, January 10th 2014, 10:08
related countries: Australia Australia

Pace bowler Stuart Broad is rested for England's opening two one-day internationals against Australia.
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Lords to debate EU referendum bill

Friday, January 10th 2014, 8:38

The House of Lords will debate a bill later that would allow a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU in 2017.
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Cineworld buys Poland-based rival

Friday, January 10th 2014, 8:07
related countries: Israel Israel, Poland Poland

Cineworld, the UK's largest cinema operator, is buying about 100 multiplexes in eastern Europe and Israel owned by CCI in a deal worth about £500m.
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VIDEO: Indian tribe protects land

Friday, January 10th 2014, 2:40
related countries: India India

A small tribe in eastern India has managed to prevent a British-Indian mining giant from exploiting the aluminium ore rich hills in which they live.
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Onions eyes recall after Ashes 'hurt'

Friday, January 10th 2014, 0:15
related places: Durham

Durham seamer Graham Onions is determined to return to the England team and says missing the Ashes "hurt like mad".
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England line up Peru friendly match

Friday, January 10th 2014, 0:05
related countries: Peru Peru
related places: Wembley

England are set to announce that they will play Peru at Wembley in their final home World Cup warm-up match.
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VIDEO: UK troops' last year in Afghanistan

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 18:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

UK and US troops are in their final year in Afghanistan and are due to leave by the end of December.
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Thursday, January 9th 2014, 18:26

The recent storms that have brought heavy rain and floods to much of the UK cannot definitely be linked to climate change, says the Met Office.
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Ford replaces Flood in England squad

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 17:41
related places: Bath

Bath fly-half George Ford replaces Toby Flood in England's elite squad and 11 more players are called up for Six Nations training.
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UK and Nigeria sign prisoners deal

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 17:07
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The UK and Nigeria sign an agreement to allow the transfer of prisoners between the two countries, which is expected to start later this year.
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Nurses 'crying' over A&E problems

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 16:21

A porter at Northern Ireland's biggest A&E unit says he is "fed up watching our nurses cry" after a backlog of patients led to a 'major incident' being declared.
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England let standards slip - Prior

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 12:10

Matt Prior believes England lost the Ashes because they neglected the "little things" and let their standards slip.
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American Hustle tops UK film chart

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 11:16
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United States United States
related places: Heist

Heist movie American Hustle makes number one at the UK and Ireland box office.
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Johnson rested for first one-day game

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 8:33
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson will be rested for the first one-day international against England on Sunday.
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Duggan shooting prompts camera move

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 8:06
related places: London

The Met Police Commissioner says firearms officers will wear video cameras following the death of Mark Duggan, as he prepares to meet community leaders in north London.
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Flood risk remains as weather calms

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 3:24

The last of many weather warnings issued by the Met Office since before Christmas is set to expire - but flood waters could still rise in some areas.
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US helicopter crashes off Virginia

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 2:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Virginia, Norfolk

Two of four crew members rescued after a US helicopter crashed off Virginia have died, officials say, while a fifth is still missing.
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Duggan killing lawful, says jury

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 22:11

Mark Duggan's family say they will fight for justice after an inquest jury concluded by a majority of 8 to 2 that he was lawfully killed by police.
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Broad and Prior rescue man from bridge

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 11:43
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

Matt Prior and England team-mate Stuart Broad help rescue a man preparing to jump off a bridge in Sydney, Australia.
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Gravity leads Bafta nominations

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 10:11

Space drama Gravity leads the way at this year's Baftas, scoring 11 nominations including best film and best British film.
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Flower denies ultimatum reports

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 6:58

England coach Andy Flower denies reports he has issued an ultimatum that he will leave if batsman Kevin Pietersen stays.
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Rain brings fresh flooding fears

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 6:48

Parts of Britain are at risk of more flooding, as the Met Office forecasts more heavy rain in the coming days.
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VIDEO: Venezuelan ex-beauty queen murdered

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 6:27
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Former Venezuelan beauty queen Monica Spear, 29, and her British husband Thomas Berry, 39, have been shot dead in their car in Venezuela.
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Many child sex attackers not jailed

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 4:53

About 50% of criminals convicted of sex offences, violence and burglaries in England and Wales in 2012 were not sent to prison, new figures reveal.
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Mayor approves nightclub tower plan

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 18:21
related places: London

Plans to build a block of flats near to a central London nightclub are approved by the mayor Boris Johnson.
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Iraq bodies decision 'unfortunate'

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 17:10
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A decision to take Iraqi insurgents' bodies back to a British base after a firefight had "unfortunate" unforeseen consequences, the Al-Sweady Public Inquiry hears.
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British Museum buys Picasso linocuts

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 16:41

Two sets of unique Pablo Picasso linocuts, called Still Life under the Lamp and Jacqueline Reading, are acquired by the British Museum.
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VIDEO: Steve McQueen on making 12 Years

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 7:16
related countries: United States United States

British director Steve McQueen explains why he was compelled to make a "global tale" out of the memoirs of Solomon Northup - a black musician sold into slavery in the US in 1841.
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In pictures: Australia's Ashes party

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 6:59
related countries: Australia Australia

Thousands of fans flock to the Sydney Opera House to celebrate Australia's 5-0 Ashes triumph over England last week.
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A&Es see some people 50 times a year

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 2:09

Some patients are going to A&E units in the UK more than 50 times a year, a BBC investigation into the issue of repeat visits shows.
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Giant waves hit amid new flood fears

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 0:09

Huge waves batter southern and western coasts of the UK, as forecasters warn coastal areas could see more flooding.
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Walcott World Cup absence 'a nightmare'

Monday, January 6th 2014, 23:24

England's Theo Walcott may never "truly get over" missing out on the World Cup, says former Three Lions striker Ian Wright.
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Injured Walcott out of World Cup

Monday, January 6th 2014, 19:34

Arsenal and England forward Theo Walcott will miss the World Cup after being ruled out for at least six months with a knee injury.
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Regulators to investigate Co-op Bank

Monday, January 6th 2014, 16:18

Financial regulators begin a formal investigation into the troubled Co-operative Bank and its former senior executives.
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Injured Robson out of Hobart event

Monday, January 6th 2014, 9:58
related countries: Aruba Aruba

British number one Laura Robson pulls out with her Australian Open warm-up event in Hobart with a wrist injury.
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Kesha in rehab for eating disorder

Monday, January 6th 2014, 9:46
related countries: United States United States

The singer, who is currently number one in the UK singles chart, confirms she is seeking treatment in the US.
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Flower 'clear' about staying in charge

Monday, January 6th 2014, 7:59
related countries: Australia Australia

Coach Andy Flower says he "can't be any clearer" about his desire to carry on despite England's 5-0 Ashes thrashing.
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Warnings bring coastal flood fears

Monday, January 6th 2014, 2:12

Dozens of flood warnings remain in place, prompting fears of fresh flooding, while forecasters warn of high winds and large waves on Monday.
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VIDEO: China air zone 'purely for defence'

Monday, January 6th 2014, 1:05
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

China's ambassador to the UK has told the BBC that the air-control zone, which Beijing set up over disputed islands in the East China Sea, is "purely for defence".
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End of an era for England - Flower

Sunday, January 5th 2014, 11:06
related countries: Australia Australia

Coach Andy Flower says "change of some description" must follow England's Ashes series whitewash in Australia.
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England 'did not throw in the towel'

Sunday, January 5th 2014, 8:21
related countries: Australia Australia

England captain Alastair Cook says his side fought to the end in a chastening 5-0 Ashes whitewash in Australia.
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Australia complete Ashes whitewash

Sunday, January 5th 2014, 5:40
related countries: Australia Australia

England collapse in dismal fashion once again as Australia win the final Ashes Test by 281 runs and the series 5-0.
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Briton shot dead in Libya named

Saturday, January 4th 2014, 19:54
related countries: Libya Libya

A British man who was shot dead in Libya is named by the UK Foreign Office as energy worker Mark De Salis, who had been working in Tripoli for six years.
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UK braced for more stormy weather

Saturday, January 4th 2014, 15:07

Further stormy weather is expected in many parts of the UK over the weekend, as coastal communities already hit by flooding assess the damage.
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Australia pile agony on England

Saturday, January 4th 2014, 7:14
related countries: Australia Australia

England stagger to 23-5 and then 155 all out before Australia build an intimidating lead of 311 in the final Ashes Test.
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Mental health staff to help police

Saturday, January 4th 2014, 1:47

Mental health nurses are to be based in police stations and courts in 10 areas of England as part of a pilot scheme aimed at cutting reoffending.
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Del Boy and Rodney to return to BBC

Saturday, January 4th 2014, 0:22

Dodgy dealers Del Boy and Rodney Trotter are to return to British TV screens for the first time in more than 10 years for a Sport Relief sketch.
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Flooding continues to threaten UK

Saturday, January 4th 2014, 0:00

High tides and strong winds lead to flooding in Wales and south-west England as officials warn of a continuing flood threat across the west of the UK.
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UK calls for Libya 'murder' probe

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 21:39
related countries: Libya Libya, New Zealand New Zealand

The UK government calls on Libyan authorities to conduct an investigation into the "murder" of a British man and New Zealand woman found dead on a beach in western Libya.
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British man found dead in Libya

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 19:07
related countries: Libya Libya

A British man and New Zealand woman are found dead on a beach in western Libya after both being shot.
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Haddin has England stumped - Stokes

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 11:59

England's Ben Stokes says they are at a loss as to how to stop Brad Haddin scoring runs during the fifth Ashes Test.
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House prices 'rose by 8.4% in 2013'

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 7:00

UK house prices rose by 8.4% in 2013 as the economy started to gain momentum, according to the Nationwide Building Society.
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Rates 'to stay at 0.5% this year'

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 0:14

UK interest rates are unlikely to rise this year, according to a snapshot of views of top economists from the BBC.
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Developing world obesity quadruples

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 0:04

The number of overweight and obese adults in the developing world has quadrupled to almost one billion since 1980, a UK think tank says.
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'Exceptional weather' to hit UK

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 0:00

A period of "exceptional weather" is set to hit the UK, the environment secretary says, as severe flood warnings are issued for south-west England, Gloucestershire and Wales.
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PM backs 'life means life' sentences

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 16:09
related countries: United States United States

David Cameron says "life should mean life", as the government considers US-style sentences totalling hundreds of years for serious offenders.
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Davies to miss most of Six Nations

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 13:52
related places: March

Centre Jonathan Davies will not return to action until early March, ruling him out of the most of Wales' Six Nations campaign.
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Hobbit and Frozen see off Bieber

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 11:00
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Cinema audiences in the UK and Ireland spent the last weekend of 2013 watching the latest Hobbit film and Disney animation - but not pop star Justin Bieber's new documentary.
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UK manufacturing recovery 'on track'

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 11:00

The UK's manufacturing sector continued to see strong growth in December, according to a closely watched survey.
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Robbed Canada runner's bag found

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 1:40
related countries: Canada Canada

A British fundraiser who was attacked and robbed while he was in Canada for a charity running challenge gets his belongings back.
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Eastern European migrant curbs end

Wednesday, January 1st 2014, 17:13
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, Romania Romania

Bulgarian and Romanian citizens are free to live and work in the UK after temporary controls ended, as a few early arrivals are met by MPs.
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Thousands at New Year's Day parade

Wednesday, January 1st 2014, 14:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: London, Day, New Year

Thousands of people take part in London's traditional New Year's Day parade, which this year celebrated the swinging 60s.
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Canada charity runner 'beaten up'

Wednesday, January 1st 2014, 13:14
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Banff

A British fundraiser who is running unaided across Canada is coming to terms with being attacked during new year celebrations in Banff.
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Johnson criticises England batsmen

Wednesday, January 1st 2014, 10:00
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's Mitchell Johnson says England batsmen deliberately back away before the ball is bowled to unsettle bowlers.
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Millions across UK welcome New Year

Wednesday, January 1st 2014, 7:47

Millions of people across the UK celebrate the start of the new year at midnight, with parties, fireworks and music.
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PM to Scots: We want you to stay

Wednesday, January 1st 2014, 0:08

Prime Minister David Cameron tells Scots "We want you to stay", as the UK enters the year in which Scotland will vote on independence.
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New Year's Day flood warnings for UK

Tuesday, December 31st 2013, 19:52

Flood warnings are issued across England and Wales as forecasters predict more heavy rain and strong winds for the first day of 2014.
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Haass proposal document published

Tuesday, December 31st 2013, 19:29

The final draft of the proposal document given to Northern Ireland's political parties by Richard Haass has been published.
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Romania dismisses UK 'invasion' talk

Tuesday, December 31st 2013, 18:28
related countries: Romania Romania

The Romanian foreign ministry has ridiculed talk of an "invasion" of the UK when work restrictions are lifted on Wednesday.
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England 'peaked about two years ago'

Tuesday, December 31st 2013, 16:56
related countries: Australia Australia

England are past their peak according to Ken Schofield, the man who reviewed their 5-0 Ashes loss to Australia in 2006.
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Comedian John Fortune dies aged 74

Tuesday, December 31st 2013, 16:48

John Fortune, the British comedian and satirist who found fame through his TV collaborations with John Bird and Rory Bremner, dies aged 74.
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NI Haass talks end without agreement

Tuesday, December 31st 2013, 9:57

Talks aimed at resolving some of the most divisive issues hampering the Northern Ireland peace process break up without agreement.
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Tesco's India plans given go-ahead

Tuesday, December 31st 2013, 8:49
related countries: India India

The Indian government approves plans by the British retail giant Tesco for expansion into India, in partnership with the Tata Group.
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Murray & Beckham miss out on honours

Monday, December 30th 2013, 22:52
related places: Wimbledon

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray and former England captain David Beckham are overlooked in the New Year's Honours list.
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Helicopter rescue at flooded farm

Monday, December 30th 2013, 22:50

Seven people are airlifted to safety from a flooded farm after torrential rain causes disruption in several parts of Scotland.
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UK 'cannot extend' migrant controls

Monday, December 30th 2013, 16:48
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, Romania Romania

The UK has done all it can "within the law" to delay the lifting of work restrictions on Bulgarian and Romanian migrants, a senior Conservative says in response to calls for controls to be extended.
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CBI: Firms must pay workers more

Monday, December 30th 2013, 10:56

The head of the CBI, John Cridland, says too many people are "stuck" in minimum wage jobs despite an improvement in the UK economy.
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Australia add Doolan for final Test

Monday, December 30th 2013, 9:35

Australia name uncapped batsman Alex Doolan as cover for Shane Watson in the final Ashes Test against England on Friday.
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Flower wants to remain England coach

Monday, December 30th 2013, 8:20

Andy Flower is "motivated" to continue as England team director and says Alastair Cook should stay on as captain.
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Pharrell 'happy' with chart glory

Monday, December 30th 2013, 6:47

Pharrell Williams saw out 2013 with his third UK number one single of the year, Happy, knocking X Factor winner Sam Bailey into second place.
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Police to give unsolved crime detail

Monday, December 30th 2013, 2:46

Police forces in England and Wales are to change the way they record offences to give the public a clearer idea about why some crimes are not solved.
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Migrants to face NHS care charges

Monday, December 30th 2013, 0:56

Migrants are to face new charges for some NHS services in England, ministers say, but GP consultations will remain free.
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Let Syrian refugees into UK - Farage

Sunday, December 29th 2013, 16:19
related countries: Syria Syria

The UK should take in refugees from Syria, UKIP leader Nigel Farage says, as he argues refugees are "very different" from economic migrants.
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Breast implants to be registered

Sunday, December 29th 2013, 8:53

Every breast implant operation in England is to be recorded on a new register, in the wake of the PIP implants scare, ministers say.
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Captain Cook determined to continue

Sunday, December 29th 2013, 7:19

Alastair Cook wants to remain England captain but admits his future is uncertain after a fourth straight Ashes Test loss.
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More storms ahead, warn forecasters

Sunday, December 29th 2013, 5:25

Forecasters warn of a fresh burst of heavy rain and wind across the UK on Monday, as some homes hit by Christmas storms are told they face more days without power.
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Australia take 4-0 lead over England

Sunday, December 29th 2013, 3:42
related places: Melbourne

Australia charge to an eight-wicket victory over England in Melbourne to maintain their hopes of an Ashes whitewash.
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No agreement yet in Haass NI talks

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 21:41
related countries: United States United States
related places: Belfast

Talks aimed at solving some of Northern Ireland's most contentious issues end on Saturday without agreement.
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Soldier killed in Afghanistan named

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 16:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier killed in Afghanistan two days before Christmas is named as Captain Richard Holloway, 29, of The Royal Engineers.
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Mother and daughter hurt in blast

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 15:40
related countries: Spain Spain

A British woman and her eight-year-old daughter are among several people who have suffered burns after an explosion at a poolside bar on the Spanish resort island of Tenerife.
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Power company to boost storm payouts

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 14:00

One of the UK's biggest power distributors is to increase compensation for customers, as thousands remain without electricity after recent storms.
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England's worst display - Vaughan

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 12:36

Former captain Michael Vaughan says the players must take the blame for England's latest batting collapse down under.
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Europe court 'risks UK sovereignty'

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 11:55

Suggestions the European Court of Human Rights can set law on social issues is a threat to the sovereignty of Parliament, says a former lord chief justice.
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Ashes catch-up: a tale of two collapses

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 8:59
related countries: Australia Australia

Relive all the overnight drama as England lose their last five wickets for six runs to hand Australia back the initiative.
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England face defeat after collapse

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 7:19
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia are favourites to take a 4-0 series lead after England lose five wickets for six runs in a dismal batting display.
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Ban smacking, children's tsar urges

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 5:22

Parents should be banned from smacking their children, the Children's Commissioner for England, Maggie Atkinson, says in a newspaper interview.
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Cameron urged to make case for EU

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 1:20

David Cameron must spell out the case for the UK's continued membership of the European Union, Conservative grandee Lord Howe says.
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Storms return to batter the UK

Friday, December 27th 2013, 23:57

High winds and rain return to the UK, disrupting transport, while there is growing anger among thousands who still have no electricity.
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Freed Greenpeace activists back home

Friday, December 27th 2013, 19:35
related countries: Canada Canada, Russia Russia

Five British Greenpeace activists, held in Russia for 100 days, are reunited with loved ones after being granted an amnesty from protest charges.
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TV producer Allan McKeown dies

Friday, December 27th 2013, 13:55
related places: London

Veteran producer Allan McKeown, who was behind hits including Jerry Springer: The Opera at London's National Theatre, has died at the age of 67.
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