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Death row Briton appeals for UK help

Sunday, February 1st 2015, 8:54

A British woman, sentenced to death for drug smuggling in Bali, has written to the UK government asking for legal help or funding for an appeal.
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New Jersey governor begins UK visit

Sunday, February 1st 2015, 4:01
related countries: United States United States

New Jersey's Governor and US Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie will start a three-day visit to Britain and is due to meet PM David Cameron.
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Prince's household 'like Wolf Hall'

Saturday, January 31st 2015, 13:14

Clarence House is fraught with rivalries that have led to it being compared to the court of Henry VIII, according to a new biography of the Prince of Wales.
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Johnson eyes 'fast' wicket for final

Saturday, January 31st 2015, 9:50
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia pace bowler Mitchell Johnson is eager to play on a "bouncy wicket" in Sunday's tri-series final against England.
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Churchill's funeral anniversary marked

Friday, January 30th 2015, 22:10
related places: London

Events are held to mark the 50th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill's funeral, with the boat that carried his coffin repeating its Thames journey.
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Qatar buys 10% stake in BA owner

Friday, January 30th 2015, 16:55
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Qatar Airways announces a surprise investment in International Airlines Group, the owner of British Airways and Iberia.
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England confidence growing - Morgan

Friday, January 30th 2015, 12:57
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Morgan

Captain Eoin Morgan says England are growing in confidence, having reached the final of the tri-series in Australia.
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Russia patrols near UK 'routine'

Friday, January 30th 2015, 11:38
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia contests claims its planes caused "disruption to civil aviation" in the UK, saying the patrols were "routine" and met "international legal norms".
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England beat India to reach final

Friday, January 30th 2015, 11:01
related countries: India India
related places: Perth

England reach the final of the one-day tri-series courtesy of a three-wicket victory over India in Perth.
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Robbie Coltrane taken ill on flight

Friday, January 30th 2015, 10:11
related places: London

Harry Potter actor Robbie Coltrane is admitted to hospital in Florida with flu-like symptoms after falling ill during a flight from London.
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Training cuts 'could harm patients'

Friday, January 30th 2015, 6:57

Proposals to shorten medical training for doctors in the UK could seriously compromise patient care and safety, leading doctors warn.
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Russian planes 'disrupted UK aviation'

Friday, January 30th 2015, 6:27
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian military planes flew near UK airspace, causing "disruption to civil aviation" and prompting RAF jets to "escort" them, the Foreign Office says.
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Child obesity rates 'levelling off'

Friday, January 30th 2015, 0:04

The rise in childhood obesity, which has left one in three children overweight, may be beginning to level off in the under-10s, a study suggests.
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Police corruption efforts criticised

Friday, January 30th 2015, 0:01

Police forces in England and Wales lack the capability to investigate corruption among their officers and staff, says Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary.
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School tables branded a 'nonsense'

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 18:00

Government school league tables are branded a "nonsense", after numerous changes to the way grades are recognised left more schools failing.
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Snow brings disruption to travellers

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 17:30

Snowstorms bring travel chaos to northern England, closing more than 300 schools, roads and airports.
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Morgan targets tri-series final spot

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 17:09

One-day captain Eoin Morgan believes earning a place in the tri-series final would add to England's World Cup confidence.
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Sky to launch mobile phone service

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 16:23

Pay-TV firm Sky is launching a mobile phone service next year as the battle for a slice of the UK's telecoms market intensifies.
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League tables branded a 'nonsense'

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 8:25

Scores of England's top private schools are expecting to be at the bottom of the secondary school league tables, following confusion over International GCSEs.
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NHS satisfaction 'risen significantly'

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 0:39

Satisfaction with the NHS has "risen significantly", according to analysis of the influential British Social Attitudes survey.
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'Dippy' makes way for blue whale

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 0:15
related places: London

London's Natural History Museum is re-modelling its entrance, moving out the famous Diplodocus skeleton and moving in the bones of a blue whale.
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Bank governor warns on eurozone

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 18:55

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has warned the current structure of the eurozone puts it in an "odd position".
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Litvinenko post-mortem 'dangerous'

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 15:47

The post-mortem examination of Alexander Litvinenko was probably the most dangerous ever conducted in the Western world, the inquiry into his death hears.
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Tesco names 43 UK store closures

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 14:28

Tesco names the 43 stores it is closing across the country, a move that will see 2,000 staff lose their jobs.
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England lose four for Wales opener

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 13:11

Brad Barritt, Tom Wood, Geoff Parling and Kyle Eastmond are ruled out of England's Six Nations opener against Wales on 6 February.
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Care spend 'cut by fifth in decade'

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 12:53

Spending on care for people aged 65 and over has fallen by a fifth in England over the last 10 years, an analysis by the BBC shows.
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BBL seeks advice over licence doubt

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 12:22

The British Basketball League seeks legal advice on Basketball England's statement which seems to raise licence doubts.
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Qatar bid wins Canary Wharf battle

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 11:33
related countries: Qatar Qatar
related places: London

A Qatari-led bid has won the battle to take over London's Canary Wharf complex after three major shareholders agreed to accept its offer..
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NHS 'crisis guidelines' questioned

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 10:45

New NHS guidelines to some hospitals in England about "major incidents" prompt claims ministers are seeking to deter hospitals from declaring a crisis.
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Many asthma diagnoses 'may be wrong'

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 0:46
related places: More

More than a million UK adults may be wrongly diagnosed as asthmatic and be receiving unnecessary medication as a result, an NHS watchdog warns.
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Scotch 'worth £5bn to UK economy'

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 0:28

Scotch whisky contributes almost £5bn to the UK economy and supports more than 40,000 jobs, according to industry research.
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Snow warning issued for Scotland

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 0:24

Yellow "be aware" warnings are issued by the Met Office for frequent snow showers across Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north of England.
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US museums consider London outpost

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 22:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

The world's largest museum and research institution could be heading for London as part of a multi-million dollar redevelopment of the 2012 Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
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UK Holocaust memorial centre planned

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 18:56

A new Holocaust memorial and education centre is announced as the UK commemorates the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
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Ireland considers Aer Lingus bid

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 17:21
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The Irish government is examining a €1.36bn offer for airline Aer Lingus from British Airways owner IAG.
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Litvinenko 'perhaps poisoned twice'

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 15:19
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: London

Ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko may have been poisoned with polonium "not once but twice", the public inquiry into his death has heard.
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UK economic growth hits 2.6% in 2014

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 11:16

The UK's economy grew by 2.6% last year, the fastest pace since 2007, but there was a slowdown in the last three months, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
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Murray into Australian Open semis

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 10:40
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Britain's Andy Murray reaches the Australian Open semi-finals with a straight-sets win over home favourite Nick Kyrgios.
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Crime victims 'ignored and confused'

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 8:00

Victims of crime in England and Wales are still being let down by the justice system, says an independent review by Victims' Commissioner Baroness Newlove.
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UK minister makes Taiwan watch gaffe

Monday, January 26th 2015, 23:57
related countries: China China, Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Taipei

A UK government minister apologies after giving a watch to the mayor of Taipei, not realising it was a taboo act in Chinese culture.
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Aer Lingus considers higher IAG bid

Monday, January 26th 2015, 17:33
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Irish airline Aer Lingus says it is considering a revised offer of €2.55 a share from British Airways owner IAG.
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First female bishop consecrated

Monday, January 26th 2015, 17:22

The Church of England has consecrated its first female bishop, the Reverend Libby Lane, in a ceremony at York Minster.
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New Scottish women's prison scrapped

Monday, January 26th 2015, 10:15

Plans for a new £75m women's prison in the west of Scotland have been scrapped, the Scottish government confirms.
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England set for India showdown

Monday, January 26th 2015, 9:46
related countries: Australia Australia, India India

England and India will meet for a place in the tri-series final after Australia's game against India was washed out.
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Kylie to headline Hyde Park festival

Monday, January 26th 2015, 9:33
related places: Hyde Park

Pop star Kylie Minogue is to headline the British Summer Time festival at Hyde Park in June, with support from Grace Jones and Nile Rogers.
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England's injury troubles worsen

Sunday, January 25th 2015, 20:53

Owen Farrell and Kyle Eastmond become the latest England players to be injured ahead of the Six Nations.
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Aer Lingus 'to accept' new IAG bid

Sunday, January 25th 2015, 16:56
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Irish airline Aer Lingus is set to approve a takeover bid by British Airways owner IAG, the BBC understands.
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UK Ebola nurse 'happy to be alive'

Saturday, January 24th 2015, 21:52

British nurse Pauline Cafferkey tells the BBC she is "very happy to be alive" as she is discharged from hospital, having made a full recovery from Ebola.
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Senior army roles likely to be cut

Saturday, January 24th 2015, 9:46

The British army is likely to cut the number of senior officers as part of an overhaul of its command structure.
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'Saddened' PM to go to Saudi Arabia

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 18:50
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

David Cameron will travel to Saudi Arabia to pay his condolences, following the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz.
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Li Ka-shing set to buy O2 for £10bn

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 18:12

Asia's richest person Li Ka-shing confirms his company is offering to buy Britain's second-largest mobile provider O2 for up to £10.25bn ($15.4bn).
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Bell 'deserves' England ODI record

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 17:53

Paul Collingwood says opener Ian Bell "thoroughly deserves" to overtake him to become England's highest ODI run-scorer.
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A&E waiting times in England improve

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 17:43

Waiting times in A&E units in England have improved to their best level since November - but the target is still being missed, figures show.
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Seven-party TV debate plan announced

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 17:29

Broadcasters publish new plans for TV election debates including leaders of seven UK political parties, and say they will go ahead regardless of who takes part.
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Carney: Tech firms' tax 'very small'

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 16:09

The amount of tax paid by some technology firms is "very small" relative to their returns, the governor of the Bank of England says.
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VIDEO: Crew plucked from sinking boat

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 13:35

Dramatic video has emerged of the moment a coastguard helicopter rescued the crew of a sinking fishing boat off the western coast of Scotland.
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England beaten by Smith's century

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 11:49
related countries: Australia Australia

Captain Steve Smith makes a composed century to lead Australia to a thrilling three-wicket tri-series win over England.
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VIDEO: Archive: Saudi king speaks to BBC

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 10:25
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The BBC's John Simpson interviewed Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz in 2007, in the aftermath of the 7/7 London terrorist attacks.
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Energy firm Npower cuts gas prices

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 9:49

Energy supplier Npower is to cut standard gas tariff in UK by an average of 5.1% from 16 February
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Cooper brings Elephant Man to London

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 9:33
related places: Broadway, London

Three-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper is to play the Elephant Man in London following the critical acclaim he has received for the role on Broadway.
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Leveson plan to 'streamline' courts

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 6:21

A senior judge sets out plans to "streamline" the "inefficient, time consuming and... very expensive" justice system in England and Wales.
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UK Car production at seven-year high

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 2:22

Car plants in the UK produced more than 1.5 million vehicles last year, the most since 2007, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
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Scientists slow the speed of light

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 1:28

A team of Scottish scientists make light travel slower than the speed of light by changing the shape of photons.
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New Scottish powers plan published

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 20:08

The UK government outlines plans for new Scottish Parliament powers, but SNP ministers say they have been watered down.
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Ex-Home Secretary Leon Brittan dies

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 18:07
related places: London

Ex-Home Secretary Leon Brittan, who served in the Thatcher government and recently faced questions over his handling of child abuse claims, has died aged 75, his family say.
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Kerry hails anti-IS coalition effort

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 18:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria
related places: London

Coalition strikes in Syria and Iraq have halted or reversed the momentum of Islamic State militants, the top US diplomat says at talks in London.
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Mexican artist for Tate Turbine Hall

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 17:14
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: London

Mexico's Abraham Cruzvillegas, known for making sculptures from found materials, will be the next artist to fill the Turbine Hall at London's Tate Modern.
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Morgan blackmail plot investigated

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 12:54
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Police have interviewed an Australian man over an attempt to blackmail England one-day captain Eoin Morgan.
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Crime figures fall to new record low

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 12:46

Crime falls to new record low levels in England and Wales, despite some increases due to changes in how police record incidents.
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Cigarette packets law flawed - firms

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 11:27

The tobacco industry warns that plans to introduce plain cigarette packaging are "flawed" - with UKIP's Nigel Farage calling it an "appalling intrusion into consumer choice".
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Cigarette package law brought forward

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 7:54

The government is to press ahead with the introduction of plain cigarette packaging in England and Wales, asking MPs to back the move before May's election.
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Soldier accused of Austria girl rape

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 13:35
related countries: Austria Austria

A British soldier has been charged with raping and sexually abusing a six-year-old girl in Austria, prosecutors say.
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SNP to vote on English health laws

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 13:29

The leader of the SNP tells the BBC that her MPs will vote on English health matters if it helps to protect the NHS in Scotland.
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Further fall in UK unemployment

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 11:37

The number of people out of work in the UK fell by 58,000 to 1.91 million in the three months to November, official figures show.
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Easter and Cipriani in England squad

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 11:00

England recall Nick Easter and Danny Cipriani to their training squad for the first Six Nations game, while five Lions also return.
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Care cuts 'leave old high and dry'

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 9:26

Older people in England are being left "high and dry" by councils cutting back on the care and support they provide, Age UK says.
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Newer heart attack test for women

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 9:25

Doctors could spot twice as many heart attacks in women if they used a newer, more sensitive blood test, say UK researchers.
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Iraq War report 'not before election'

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 8:22
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq War will not report until after the election, a delay Nick Clegg says is "incomprehensible".
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Cipriani set to receive England call

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 19:04

Danny Cipriani and Nick Easter are poised to be included in the England training squad for the Six Nations opener against Wales.
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VIDEO: The Jihadist who faked his death

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 18:12

A jihadist who faked his death so that he could return to the UK undetected has admitted four terrorism offences.
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Jihadist admits terror offences

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 17:18
related countries: Syria Syria

A British jihadist who faked his death in an attempt to return from Syria to the UK undetected admits four terrorism offences.
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Ex-MI6 chief: Online spy pact needed

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 15:53

British intelligence agencies and technology companies need to agree on data-sharing to stop terrorism, the former head of MI6 says.
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Taken 3 keeps UK box office captive

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 13:52
related countries: United States United States

Liam Neeson's action sequel Taken 3 keeps hold of the top spot at the UK box office for a second week, holding off Clint Eastwood's American Sniper.
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Murray ready for Matosevic challenge

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 12:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Britain's Andy Murray will face a reformed Marinko Matosevic when they meet in the Australian Open second round on Wednesday.
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Gordon Ramsay loses court battle

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 11:30
related places: London

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay loses a High Court battle over being held personally liable for the rent on a London pub he bought.
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Scottish Power to cut gas prices

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 11:19

Scottish Power becomes the third major gas supplier to announce a price cut, with the news it is to reduce prices by 4.8% from 20 February.
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Impressive England thrash India

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 9:18
related countries: India India

Steven Finn and James Anderson lead England to a morale-boosting nine-wicket tri-series win over India in Brisbane.
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British trio beaten in Australia

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 5:21
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Britain's players suffer a disappointing day two at the Australian Open as Heather Watson, James Ward and Kyle Edmund all lose.
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First transplant from UK newborn

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 4:16

Doctors have carried out the first organ transplant from a newborn in the UK, giving a dead baby's kidneys and liver cells to two separate recipients.
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Coronation Street's Kirkbride dies

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 3:42

Actress Anne Kirkbride, who played Deirdre Barlow in ITV's Coronation Street, has died aged 60 after a short illness, her husband confirms.
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Alpari UK 'has potential buyers'

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 3:38

The administrators called in to run failed spread betting firm Alpari UK say they have received several inquiries from potential buyers.
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VIDEO: Chinese man donates cells to UK boy

Monday, January 19th 2015, 21:51
related countries: China China

A man in China is donating his stem cells to a seven-year-old boy in the UK, in what is being seen as a medical miracle.
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Chinese man's rare stem cell match

Monday, January 19th 2015, 21:51
related countries: China China
related places: Shanghai

Shanghai driver donates stem cells to seven-year-old UK boy
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PM Cameron defends letter to mosques

Monday, January 19th 2015, 20:08

Prime Minister David Cameron defends a letter signed by ministers urging Muslim leaders to explain how Islam "can be part of British identity".
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British Gas to cut gas prices by 5%

Monday, January 19th 2015, 17:24

British Gas becomes the latest energy firm to announce a household gas price cut, promising a 5% fall in late February.
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SFO closes probe into Autonomy sale

Monday, January 19th 2015, 14:02

The Serious Fraud Office closes its investigation into the 2011 takeover of UK software firm Autonomy by computer giant Hewlett-Packard.
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Saint Laurent fashion to go on show

Monday, January 19th 2015, 11:34

The first major UK exhibition on the fashion of Yves Saint Laurent is to be staged at the Bowes Museum in County Durham later this year.
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British trio ready for first round

Monday, January 19th 2015, 10:51
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Three Britons will be involved on day two of the Australian Open as they attempt to join Andy Murray in round two.
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Cameron makes 'full employment' vow

Monday, January 19th 2015, 9:23
related countries: Germany Germany

David Cameron will call for Britain to overtake Germany and become a nation of "full employment" in a speech setting out Conservative jobs pledges later.
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VIDEO: 'My son was a jihadi. Now he's home'

Monday, January 19th 2015, 7:49
related countries: Syria Syria

A woman whose son came back to Britain after fighting in Syria says returning fighters need more support.
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