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Cook removed as England ODI captain

Friday, December 19th 2014, 17:00

Alastair Cook is replaced by Eoin Morgan as England's one-day captain, less than two months before the World Cup.
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Women could join British infantry

Friday, December 19th 2014, 11:41

Women could be allowed to serve in British infantry units for the first time by 2016, subject to a review into female soldiers.
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Williams 'not bitter' despite injury

Friday, December 19th 2014, 6:54

Wales international Owen Williams says he does not feel any bitterness about his situation after suffering a major spinal injury.
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Fugitive in light aircraft arrest

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 17:52

One of the UK's most wanted fugitives is arrested while attempting to return to Britain in a light aircraft.
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Aer Lingus rejects bid by BA owner

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 17:05

British Airways owner IAG says that Irish carrier Aer Lingus has rejected its takeover offer.
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Three 'murders' part of abuse inquiry

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 16:10
related places: London

Detectives are investigating three alleged murders as part of an inquiry into historical child abuse involving politicians and establishment figures, as they appeal for information about an apartment block in London.
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Not too late to drop Cook - Hussain

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 11:24

There is still time for England to replace Alastair Cook as captain for the World Cup, says ex-skipper Nasser Hussain.
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Retail sales boosted by Black Friday

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 11:05

UK retail sales rose at their fastest annual rate in more than 10 years in November, thanks to the effects of Black Friday.
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EU court gives UK visa direction

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 11:00

The UK cannot block non-EU family members coming to the county from Europe without a travel permit, European judges say.
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Councils braced for funding cuts

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 6:59

Councils in England are to learn later how much money they will have to spend on local services such as waste collection and road maintenance in 2015-16.
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George III drawing is uncovered

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 6:03

An eccentric architectural plan thought to have been drawn by King George III during his period of "madness" is discovered at the British Library.
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UK using less energy, report finds

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 0:38

People in the UK are using less energy, even though the economy is growing, new figures confirm.
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Last orders for LA British boozer

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 0:33

LA's British ex-pat haven the Cat and Fiddle pub goes dark
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VIDEO: Pakistan attack 'darkest day of my life'

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 18:30

BBC News speaks to Shah Jehan, a UK relative of two young boys who died in the Peshawar school attack.
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UK army murder claims 'were lies'

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 14:57
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Allegations of murder and torture made against British soldiers by Iraqi detainees after a 2004 battle were "deliberate lies", the Al-Sweady Inquiry rules.
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Car smoke ban 'to start in October'

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 14:22

Smoking in cars with children will be banned in England, under new laws put forward by the government.
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UK sees pick-up in wage growth

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 13:59

Wage growth picked up in the three months to October and outstripped the rise in the cost of living, while unemployment fell again, official figures show.
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City of Angels returns to London

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 13:24
related places: London

Two decades after its London premiere, City of Angels returns to the stage at London's Donmar Warehouse.
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Church appoints first female bishop

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 11:28

The first female bishop for the Church of England has been announced as vicar Reverend Libby Lane, just a month after the historic change to canon law.
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Fishermen criticise 'ramshackle' ban

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 11:01
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

The Scottish Fishermen's Federation criticise a ban on discarding unwanted fish into the sea as being "without a sensible legal platform".
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UK Iraq abuse inquiry to report

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 9:22
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A long-running public inquiry into alleged abuse carried out by British soldiers in Iraq is due to report later.
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Whitehall wins top comedy award again

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 8:49

Comedian and Bad Education star Jack Whitehall is named 'king of comedy' at the British Comedy Awards for the third year in succession.
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Dixons Carphone sees strong trading

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 8:36
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Newly merged Dixons Carphone says it saw a "barnstorming performance" in the UK and Ireland, but "tougher" conditions in its smaller European business.
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Food giant offered 'unreasonable' deal

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 1:29

UK food manufacturer 2 Sisters is setting "beyond unreasonable" terms in proposed contract agreements, one of its suppliers tells the BBC.
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Made in Ghana, bass-ed in London

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 1:21
related countries: Ghana Ghana
related places: London

Remixing Ghanaian rhythms for UK dance floors
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VIDEO: Could this be the last Dalai Lama?

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 23:17
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

The UK has been soft on China over the Hong Kong protest because Britain is economically weak, the Dalai Lama suggests.
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Cook uncertain of World Cup role

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 20:28

England's Alastair Cook says he does not know if he will captain the one-day international team in the 2015 World Cup.
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Boy, 13, charged with knife murder

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 20:27
related places: Edmonton, London

A 13-year-old boy is charged with murdering a 53-year-old man who was stabbed to death as he entered his north London home.
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Daltrey illness hits Who O2 shows

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 18:04
related places: London, Rock

Rock band The Who postpone two concerts in London as frontman Roger Daltrey is suffering from a throat infection.
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Top seed David sees off Whitlock

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 17:45

Seven-time champion Nicol David beats England's Emily Whitlock to reach the Women's World Squash Championship last eight.
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Kerry discusses Israel pull-out bid

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 17:28
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States
related places: London

US Secretary of State John Kerry meets the chief Palestinian negotiator in London over moves to set a timetable for an end to the Israeli occupation.
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England end tour with heavy defeat

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 16:52
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Tillakaratne Dilshan hits 101 and takes 3-37 to condemn England to an 87-run defeat and seal a 5-2 series win for Sri Lanka.
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Mr Turner leads UK critics awards

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 13:53

Mr Turner, director Mike Leigh's biopic about the British landscape painter JMW Turner, is nominated for seven awards by the London Film Critics' Circle.
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Cheaper fuel cuts UK inflation to 1%

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 12:16

Lower fuel prices have pushed the UK's rate of inflation down to a 12-year low, official statistics show.
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Failed London bombers lose appeal

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 11:03
related places: London

Four men jailed over a failed plot to bomb the London transport network on 21 July 2005 lose an appeal at the European Court of Human Rights.
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Co-op fails banking stress tests

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 8:27

The Co-operative Bank has failed a "stress test" carried out by the Bank of England to assess major UK lenders' ability to withstand another financial crisis.
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UK embassy in Egypt reopens to public

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 8:21
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The British embassy in Egypt reopens to the public after it was forced to close for security reasons in early December.
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MPs urge changes to new planning law

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 1:34

The government's flagship planning policy has seen "inappropriate and unwanted" housing development spring up across England, MPs have said.
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Australian lender sells UK loans

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 0:33
related countries: Aruba Aruba

National Australia Bank sells nearly $2bn of bad loans in the UK as part of a strategy to exit an unprofitable business.
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Five boys held over man's murder

Monday, December 15th 2014, 14:45
related places: Enfield

Five boys aged between 13 and 14 are arrested on suspicion of murdering a 52-year-old man in north London, following a row believed to be linked to a party in a block of flats.
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Police cuts 'will endanger public'

Monday, December 15th 2014, 7:34

Public safety is at risk unless radical measures are taken to deal with funding cuts within police forces, Britain's most senior policeman warns.
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PM attacks Labour's economy 'gamble'

Monday, December 15th 2014, 0:01

David Cameron is to turn his fire on Labour's economic plans, saying they would permanently add to the UK's debt.
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England women win BBC team award

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 22:06

England's Women's Rugby World Cup winners claim the Team of the Year award at the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year.
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Ronson's Uptown Funk at number one

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 19:00

Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk, which was rush-released after an X Factor cover topped iTunes, leads the UK singles chart.
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UK body seeks uncensored CIA report

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 18:24
related countries: United States United States

A parliamentary committee will act "without fear or favour" to establish if the UK played any role in the CIA's interrogation programme, its chairman says.
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Celtic 4-1 St Mirren

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 14:50

Celtic move six points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership with a comfortable victory over St Mirren.
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Khan beats Alexander to defend title

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 6:36

Britain's Amir Khan defends his WBC Silver welterweight title with a unanimous decision against Devon Alexander in Las Vegas.
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'Hundreds' of UK troops to go to Iraq

Saturday, December 13th 2014, 21:21
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Hundreds of British troops will be sent to Iraq in the New Year, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says.
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Airports recover after system failure

Saturday, December 13th 2014, 19:03
related places: Heathrow

Airports are returning to normal, although about 40 flights were cancelled at Heathrow, the day after a computer failure at the UK's air traffic control centre.
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Cook vows to remain as ODI captain

Saturday, December 13th 2014, 15:50

Alastair Cook says he will still be England captain into next year despite losing a fourth successive one-day series.
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Air traffic glitch 'not seen before'

Saturday, December 13th 2014, 14:47

Widespread disruption at UK airports was caused by a computer system failure "which has not been seen before", National Air Traffic Services says.
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Murphy named Scottish Labour leader

Saturday, December 13th 2014, 13:28

Former Scottish Secretary Jim Murphy is named as the new leader of the Scottish Labour Party.
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Sri Lanka beat England to win series

Saturday, December 13th 2014, 11:52
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Kumar Sangakkara leads Sri Lanka to a 4-2 one-day series victory over England on a miserable day for Alastair Cook.
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UK flights hit by computer failure

Friday, December 12th 2014, 23:26
related places: London

Passengers are facing widespread disruption after a serious computer failure at the UK's air traffic control centre grounded and diverted flights.
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McCoist 'still committed to Rangers'

Friday, December 12th 2014, 20:10

Ally McCoist hands in his notice but says he is still committed to Rangers, who cannot afford to pay him off.
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Man faces removal over UK wife's pay

Friday, December 12th 2014, 18:33
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A man from South Africa faces deportation with his family after his British wife is deemed not to be earning enough by an immigration panel.
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Pressure still on England - Mathews

Friday, December 12th 2014, 18:08

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews says England remain under pressure ahead of Saturday's sixth ODI between the sides.
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Langridge & Ellis win Italian title

Friday, December 12th 2014, 17:42
related countries: Italy Italy

England's Chris Langridge and Marcus Ellis win badminton men's doubles at the Italian International to claim their first title.
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UK defends actions over CIA report

Friday, December 12th 2014, 15:01
related countries: United States United States

The UK reveals it requested redactions in a report on CIA interrogation, but insists none concerned claims of British involvement in prisoner mistreatment.
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No NI deal but PM pledges more cash

Friday, December 12th 2014, 14:05

David Cameron leaves talks at Stormont in Northern Ireland saying a deal was not possible but offering "financial firepower" for one.
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Prince hails WW1 truce memorial

Friday, December 12th 2014, 12:21
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Cambridge

A memorial to the Christmas Truce in World War One - when British and German soldiers stopped fighting and played football - is dedicated by the Duke of Cambridge.
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Fall in UK construction output

Friday, December 12th 2014, 11:17

Output in the UK construction industry suffered a sharp fall in October, official figures have shown.
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Hospitals struggling as winter hits

Friday, December 12th 2014, 11:07

A&E units across the UK are struggling to hit their waiting time target as winter hits, latest figures show.
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Water bills to fall 'by 5%' by 2020

Friday, December 12th 2014, 10:38

Water bills for England and Wales will fall by an average of 5% - not including inflation - by 2020, the regulator Ofwat rules.
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Boys' self-harm A&E visits 'rising'

Friday, December 12th 2014, 7:09

The number of young boys admitted into accident and emergency units in England for self-harm is at a five-year high, new figures show.
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Christie's India sales net $12m

Friday, December 12th 2014, 5:38
related countries: India India
related places: London

London-based auction house Christie's raises more than $12m at its second art sale in India, exceeding its pre-sale expectations.
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Funds audit 'clears Islamic charity'

Friday, December 12th 2014, 4:26

Britain's biggest Islamic charity says an audit of its activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territories has shown no evidence accusations it has funded terrorism are accurate.
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Pharrell dominates BBC Music Awards

Friday, December 12th 2014, 2:22
related countries: United States United States

US producer-songwriter Pharrell Williams walks away the big winner from the first ever BBC Music Awards, with Ed Sheeran named British act of the year.
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Allergy laws enforced in restaurants

Friday, December 12th 2014, 0:39

Restaurants and takeaways across Europe will be required by law to tell customers if their food contains ingredients known to trigger allergies.
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British talent up for Golden Globes

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 16:36

Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones are among a host of British stars in contention for the 2015 Golden Globe awards.
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Citizenship checks 'missed past crime'

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 14:08

British citizenship has been granted to people with "very poor immigration histories", according to the chief inspector of borders and immigration.
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Root century inspires England win

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 12:19
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Joe Root strikes an unbeaten 104 as England beat Sri Lanka by five wickets in Pallekele and now trail 3-2 in the series.
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Poorest pupils jump in three Rs test

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 11:14

Primary school performance data show that England's poorest pupils are catching up with their wealthier peers after intense efforts to raise standards.
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Sailors Mills & Clark robbed in Rio

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 7:24
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Rio de Janeiro

London 2012 silver medallists Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark are robbed at knifepoint in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Button secures 2015 McLaren seat

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 0:05
related countries: Spain Spain

Britain's Jenson Button is to partner Spain's Fernando Alonso at McLaren for the 2015 Formula One season, BBC Sport learns.
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Cameron determined to clinch NI deal

Thursday, December 11th 2014, 0:03

Prime Minister David Cameron says he is determined to do everything he can to secure agreement in cross-party talks in Northern Ireland.
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Storm hits power and travel in UK

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 20:22

High winds and huge waves cause power blackouts and travel disruption in north-western parts of the UK.
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British stars up for SAG awards

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 16:29

Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones are nominated at the Screen Actors Guild Awards for their leading roles in Stephen Hawking drama The Theory of Everything.
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Nearly 50% take prescription drugs

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 14:21

Half of women in England are now regularly taking prescription drugs, according to the comprehensive Health Survey for England.
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UK trade deficit narrows in October

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 10:34

The difference between the amount the UK imports and exports narrowed to a seven-month low in October, official data shows.
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BG Group in $5bn pipeline deal

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 9:06
related countries: Aruba Aruba

UK energy giant BG Group sells an Australian gas pipeline network to APA Group for $5bn (£3.2bn).
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Paddington holds UK box office lead

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 8:27
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Paddington

Children's favourite Paddington maintains pole position at the UK and Ireland box office for a second week in succession.
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Cleared Dewani returns to England

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 8:00
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Shrien Dewani arrives back in England after being cleared by a court in South Africa of arranging the murder of his wife in 2010.
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VIDEO: Royal couple end US trip with gala

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 6:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Cambridge, New York, Duke

A gala in New York to mark the 600th anniversary of the Scottish university where they first met, has drawn a close to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's visit to the United States.
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Winds and wave warning as storm hits

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 0:26

Severe gales and flooding are expected to cause disruption as a so called "weather bomb" batters Scotland.
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Firms awarded third of NHS contracts

Wednesday, December 10th 2014, 0:04

A third of NHS contracts in England have been awarded to private sector providers since the Health and Social Care Act came into force, an investigation has found.
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Volunteers drown in South Africa

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 19:49
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Two British charity volunteers drown while swimming off the coast of South Africa.
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Winnie the Pooh drawing fetches £314k

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 18:03
related places: London

One of the most famous images of Winnie the Pooh has sold for £314,500 at auction in London, more than three times its estimate.
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CPS 'right' to pursue rape case

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 15:29

Prosecutors say it was right to pursue a woman who killed herself days before appearing in court accused of making a false rape allegation.
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Suzman downplays white theatre claim

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 15:20
related places: London

Dame Janet Suzman calls for greater diversity in London theatres and downplays reports that she claimed theatre is "a white invention".
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Dewani leaves Cape Town for Dubai

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 13:42
related countries: South Africa South Africa

British businessman Shrien Dewani leaves South Africa after a judge cleared him of arranging his wife's murder on their honeymoon.
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Madeleine police interviews under way

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 12:28
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Portuguese police are joined by UK officers as they interview 11 people as part of their inquiries into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
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Surprise fall in UK manufacturing

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 11:30

UK manufacturing output unexpectedly fell 0.7% in October, hit by a decline in output in computer and electronics, according to official figures.
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VIDEO: Dewani prepares to return to UK

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 7:06
related countries: South Africa South Africa

British businessman Shrien Dewani is preparing to leave South Africa after a judge cleared him of arranging the murder of his wife on their honeymoon.
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Ebola nurse: Band Aid 'cringeworthy'

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 0:24

The British nurse who survived Ebola, William Pooley, says the “cultural ignorance” displayed in the Band Aid 30 lyrics is “cringeworthy”.
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Maternal death rates 'are falling'

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 0:04

The proportion of women who die during pregnancy, and in the weeks afterwards, has fallen in the UK, figures show.
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Builders accused amid Qatar 2022 boom

Monday, December 8th 2014, 22:31
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Builders accused amid Qatar 2022 World Cup boom
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Diplomats guilty of tobacco fraud

Monday, December 8th 2014, 16:36
related countries: The Gambia The Gambia
related places: London

Gambian diplomats who sold tax-free tobacco from their London embassy are found guilty of cheating the UK taxpayer out of almost £4.8m.
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'Pay benefits faster' to cut hunger

Monday, December 8th 2014, 16:30

An income squeeze, benefit delays and high utility bills are blamed by a cross-party committee of MPs for a rise in hunger in the UK.
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Frozen is top-selling iTunes movie

Monday, December 8th 2014, 13:16

Hit Disney animation Frozen is iTunes' best-selling movie of all time, as Ed Sheeran's X and Pharrell Williams' Happy are named the UK's biggest album and single of 2014.
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