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Giles still wants England coach job

Monday, March 31st 2014, 14:40

Ashley Giles still wants the England head coach's job despite his side's poor performance in the World Twenty20.
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Dismal England slump to Dutch defeat

Monday, March 31st 2014, 13:21
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

England collapse to a shock 45-run defeat against the Netherlands in their final match of the World Twenty20.
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Police 'damaged but not broken'

Monday, March 31st 2014, 11:47

Policing in England and Wales has been damaged - but not broken - by scandals, an annual assessment has concluded.
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Waterstone 'predicts e-book decline'

Monday, March 31st 2014, 10:55

Tim Waterstone, the founder of the Waterstone's book shop chain, predicts that the "e-book revolution" will soon go into decline in the UK.
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'Cinderella' cruelty law considered

Monday, March 31st 2014, 10:36

The government is "seriously" considering introducing a new offence of emotional cruelty to children in England and Wales.
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Elton John to marry David Furnish

Monday, March 31st 2014, 8:13

Sir Elton John is to marry his partner David Furnish after a change in the law in England and Wales to allow same-sex weddings for the first time.
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Swiss probe foreign exchange market

Monday, March 31st 2014, 7:08
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, United States United States

British, US and Swiss banks are being investigated in Switzerland for potential collusion over the manipulation of foreign exchange rates.
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Network Rail plans £38bn investment

Monday, March 31st 2014, 6:02

The operator of Britain's train tracks and stations, Network Rail, announces a five-year plan to invest £38bn in rail infrastructure.
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Hammond defends cuts to military

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 13:41

The Defence Secretary has described criticism of cuts to the British military as "nonsense" after General Sir Richard Shirreff warned that the armed forces had been left "hollowed out".
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Giles 'happy to make tough decisions'

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 10:19

Ashley Giles says he is not frightened to make tough decisions if he is appointed as England's head coach.
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Network Rail expects £70m fine

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 10:13

Network Rail says it expects to be fined about £70m - a record figure - for delays suffered by UK passengers.
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Last-ditch bid to keep student in UK

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 3:24
related countries: Mauritius Mauritius

Lawyers are to make a last-ditch attempt to block the removal of a Mauritian student who is due to be deported from the UK later.
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Police seek outsiders for top ranks

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 1:37

For the first time, recruits from outside the police force will be fast-tracked into senior roles under a government move to "open up" policing culture in England and Wales .
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Crossrail digs up Black Death victims

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 0:00
related places: London

Skeletons unearthed by London's Crossrail are victims of the Black Death and may be part of a mass grave, forensic tests reveal.
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England crash out as SA reach semis

Saturday, March 29th 2014, 18:14
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England are knocked out of the World Twenty20 in the group stage as South Africa book their place in the semi-finals.
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Gay couples celebrate first weddings

Saturday, March 29th 2014, 16:34

The prime minister hails an "important moment" for the country as gay couples become the first to wed under a new law allowing same-sex marriages in England and Wales.
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Nurse in court charged with murders

Saturday, March 29th 2014, 13:53
related places: Stockport

Victorino Chua appears in court charged with murdering three people at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport in 2011.
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'Riot' alert as jail wing taken over

Friday, March 28th 2014, 22:26

Riot officers are on standby at a jail in the north east of England as more than 50 inmates take over a wing.
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Currency union comments dismissed

Friday, March 28th 2014, 22:19

Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael dismisses a report in the Guardian suggesting the UK government would share the pound with an independent Scotland.
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Many A&Es 'have missed wait target'

Friday, March 28th 2014, 15:07

Nearly two thirds of England's major A&Es missed the waiting time target this winter, BBC analysis shows.
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German boost for Cameron EU strategy

Friday, March 28th 2014, 14:07
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany says any future changes to the EU must be fair to all members, boosting David Cameron's renegotiation hopes.
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Benefit change 'sees 6% move home'

Friday, March 28th 2014, 13:16

About 6% of social housing tenants in Britain affected by changes to benefits partly designed to cut under-occupancy have moved home, BBC research suggests.
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UK current account deficit at £22.4bn

Friday, March 28th 2014, 13:04

The UK's current account deficit was larger than expected in the final quarter of last year, official figures show.
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Mandatory porn site age checks urged

Friday, March 28th 2014, 0:14

The UK's video-on-demand regulator calls for a change to the law to make overseas pornographic websites add age verification checks.
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Hales ton one of best ever - Broad

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 19:06
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Stuart Broad says Alex Hales' century for England against Sri Lanka in the World T20 is one of the best he has seen.
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Police 'fail domestic abuse victims'

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 16:40

Thousands of people are at risk of serious harm or even murder because of widespread failure by police in England and Wales to deal with domestic abuse, a report says.
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Tate to return 'looted' Constable

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 16:28

London's Tate gallery agrees to return an oil painting by John Constable after evidence revealed it was stolen by the Nazis.
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'Big six' face competition inquiry

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 12:50

Regulators will investigate whether the "big six" UK energy suppliers are preventing effective competition in the UK energy market.
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Musical has the X Factor, critics say

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 12:15
related places: West End

A West End musical about TV show The X Factor receives a largely positive response from the nation's critics, following a star-studded first night at the London Palladium.
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Councils 'divert' public health cash

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 1:25

Councils in England are using public health budgets to fund other services, an investigation for the British Medical Journal suggests.
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Lennon hails 'breathtaking' Celtic

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 23:30

Neil Lennon says the 5-1 title-winning victory over Partick Thistle shows Celtic's dominance of the Scottish game.
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Clegg and Farage clash on migration

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 22:06

Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage have clashed over who is telling the truth about EU immigration in the first of two debates on the UK's place in the European Union.
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Partick Thistle 1-5 Celtic

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 21:44

Clinical Celtic take Partick Thistle apart to secure their third Scottish title in a row and their 45th in all.
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Kate Bush to play seven more dates

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 18:13

British singer Kate Bush announces she is to play a further seven dates in the UK this year, in addition to the 15 shows previously announced.
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Thousands of schools shut by strike

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 17:24

Thousands of schools in England and Wales were closed on Wednesday, as teachers joined rallies and picket lines in a strike over pay, pensions and conditions.
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Parties row over energy freeze credit

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 14:38

The government and the Labour party both claim credit for an energy price freeze on customer bills announced by UK electricity and gas supplier SSE.
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BoE in China currency clearing deal

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 13:32
related countries: China China
related places: London

The Bank of England and the People's Bank of China agree a plan to make London a hub for Chinese currency clearing and settlement.
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Game Of Thrones to have UK simulcast

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 10:13
related countries: United States United States

The opening episode of the fourth series of Game Of Thrones will air at the same time in the US and UK.
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Cumberbatch to play Hamlet on stage

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 8:18
related places: London

Sherlock and Star Trek actor Benedict Cumberbatch is to play Hamlet on stage at the Barbican in London next year.
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MPs to vote on £120bn welfare cap

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 5:08

MPs are set to vote on government plans to cap the amount of money the UK spends on welfare each year.
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NHS urged to halve serious mistakes

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 1:49

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is asking the NHS in England to reduce the number of serious mistakes being made and save 6,000 lives over the next three years.
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'Vulnerable' Syrians arrive in UK

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 15:59
related countries: Syria Syria

The first group of Syrian refugees arrives in the UK as part of a government scheme to take in some of the most vulnerable victims of the conflict.
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Harry Potter artwork to be auctioned

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 13:08

The original artwork for the covers of two of JK Rowling's Harry Potter books, by British artist Cliff Wright, to go under the hammer in Los Angeles.
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UK's Russia nuclear deal under review

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 12:58
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

The UK is reviewing its nuclear co-operation agreement with Russian state firm Rosatom because of the Ukraine crisis.
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GB Olympic skier Alcott retires

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 12:25

Four-time Team GB Olympic alpine skier Chemmy Alcott will retire after the British Alpine Championships.
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UK inflation rate hits four-year low

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 12:00

The UK's inflation rate fell to a fresh four-year low in February, driven by a drop in the price of petrol.
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Evans named in GB Davis Cup squad

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 11:31
related countries: Italy Italy

Dan Evans is included in Britain's Davis Cup squad, alongside Andy Murray, to face Italy next month.
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Bodleian handed Trollope manuscripts

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 10:32
related places: Oxford

Best-selling British novelist Joanna Trollope donates the manuscripts of her works to Oxford's Bodleian Library.
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£310m invested in UK wind turbines

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 10:20

Manufacturing giant Siemens and the UK's Associated British Ports are to invest a total of £310m in UK wind turbine factories, creating 1,000 jobs.
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England call 'surprised' Kieswetter

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 9:54

Somerset's Craig Kieswetter is determined to make the most of his surprise call-up to England's World T20 squad.
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Faulty 'delayed puberty' gene found

Tuesday, March 25th 2014, 2:46

UK scientists say they have discovered a gene error that delays puberty.
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G8 summit 'won't be held in Russia'

Monday, March 24th 2014, 20:48
related countries: Russia Russia

The G8 summit will not take place in Russia this year, UK Prime Minister David Cameron says.
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VIDEO: Muppets Most Wanted London premiere

Monday, March 24th 2014, 20:32
related places: London

Comedian and actor Ricky Gervais has attended the London premiere of Muppets Most Wanted.
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UK behind flight MH370 breakthrough

Monday, March 24th 2014, 18:49
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Malaysia Malaysia

The conclusion that flight MH370 ended in the southern Indian Ocean is based on analysis by British investigators and a UK satellite firm, Malaysia's prime minister says.
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UK army in Germany 'rethink' urged

Monday, March 24th 2014, 15:35
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The Army should increase troop numbers in light of the Ukraine and Syria crises and retain 3,000 soldiers in Germany, says a former chief of staff.
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Apollo collapse due to 'old' materials

Monday, March 24th 2014, 15:07
related places: London

A ceiling collapse at London's Apollo Theatre has been put down to weak and old materials, the BBC learns.
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Founder of £1m firm to give it away

Monday, March 24th 2014, 14:52

The leader of a global communications agency, whose clients include the Dalai Lama and Prince of Wales, will give his company, worth up to £1m, away.
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England women lose World T20 opener

Monday, March 24th 2014, 13:04

England lose their first game of the Women's World Twenty20 as West Indies beat them by nine runs in Sylhet.
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Police incompetent, says acid victim

Monday, March 24th 2014, 10:19

A woman left scarred when her friend attacked her with acid accuses Scotland Yard of incompetence, saying they initially claimed she had done it to herself.
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Active mums 'have active children'

Monday, March 24th 2014, 6:02

There is a direct link between how physically active mothers are and how active their young children are, suggests a UK study.
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Briton dies in NZ light plane crash

Monday, March 24th 2014, 3:51
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A British man and a New Zealander are killed after the light aircraft they were flying crashes in New Zealand, police say.
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Boy, 15, charged with girl's murder

Monday, March 24th 2014, 0:38
related places: Hackney, London

A teenage boy is charged with murdering 15-year-old Shereka Fab-Ann Marsh, who was shot in the neck in Hackney, east London.
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Russian tourist spending in UK drops

Monday, March 24th 2014, 0:02
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

The UK's hotels and shops sees income from Russians fall 17% last month as visitor numbers fell back amid political unrest in Ukraine, says a report.
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George Michael beats Kylie in chart

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 18:56

George Michael's Symphonica beats Kylie Minogue's Kiss Me Once to the top of the UK album chart.
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Broad fined for umpire criticism

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 17:04

England captain Stuart Broad is fined for questioning the umpires' decision to play on in a storm at the World Twenty20.
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VIDEO: OK! magazine launches in Pakistan

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 15:25
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The UK-based international celebrity magazine, OK!, has launched a new edition in Pakistan - an apparently unlikely location for an upmarket, global, publication.
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Blackrock outlines Yes vote 'risks'

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 13:15

The world's biggest investment fund manager says Scottish independence would bring "major uncertainties, costs and risks," for Scotland and the rest of the UK.
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Hague warns of Russia 'isolation'

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 5:28
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

Russia faces long-term "isolation and stagnation" over its "illegal land grab" in Ukraine's Crimea region, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague says.
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Currency union rejection criticised

Saturday, March 22nd 2014, 23:58

The Scottish government welcomes new economic analysis which strongly attacks the UK Treasury's opposition to a currency alliance.
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Teenage girl shot dead in London

Saturday, March 22nd 2014, 22:43
related places: London

Three youths are arrested after a teenage girl thought to be aged about 15 is shot dead in east London, the Metropolitan Police says.
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England beaten in storm-hit match

Saturday, March 22nd 2014, 17:13
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand beat England under the Duckworth-Lewis method after their World Twenty20 match is abandoned because of a storm.
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The footballer who disappeared

Saturday, March 22nd 2014, 0:27

The footballer who beat England - then disappeared
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First UK genital mutilation charges

Friday, March 21st 2014, 17:42

The first UK prosecutions over female genital mutilation are announced by the Crown Prosecution Service.
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Woman jailed for friend acid attack

Friday, March 21st 2014, 16:30
related places: London

A woman who threw acid in the face of a friend while wearing a veil as a disguise is jailed for 12 years.
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Kate Bush to play 15 London dates

Friday, March 21st 2014, 11:30

Kate Bush announces a series of concert dates in the UK later this year, 35 years after her last tour.
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Ofsted proposes inspections overhaul

Friday, March 21st 2014, 11:19

The head of Ofsted is to propose an overhaul of school inspections in England and will defend the schools' watchdog in a speech to head teachers.
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UK experts back meningitis B jab

Friday, March 21st 2014, 10:40

A vaccine that protects against a deadly form of meningitis is set to be introduced in the UK.
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UK picks Lucas for 'art Olympics'

Friday, March 21st 2014, 9:08

Artist Sarah Lucas is to represent the UK at next year's Venice Biennale, the British Council announces.
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UK 'must tackle Sahel terror risk'

Friday, March 21st 2014, 1:25
related countries: Mali Mali

The UK needs a "bigger footprint" in Mali and other Saharan countries to fight extremism, a committee of MPs says.
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Lendl very hard to replace - Murray

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 20:18

British number one Andy Murray says it will be difficult to find a replacement coach who is as good as mentor Ivan Lendl.
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Council staff offered 1% pay rise

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 18:13

Council employees in England, Wales and Northern Ireland who earn more than £14,880 are being offered a 1% pay rise this year.
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Iraq unlawful killing claims dropped

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 17:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A public inquiry into whether UK soldiers unlawfully killed Iraqi civilians in 2004 hears their relatives no longer believe there is enough evidence to back the claims.
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Big rise in opium near British base

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 14:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The area used for cultivating opium around Britain's main base in Afghanistan nearly quadrupled between 2011 and 2013.
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G4S guards face plane death charges

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 14:50

Three G4S custody officers are charged with the manslaughter of deportee Jimmy Mubenga, the Crown Prosecution Service says.
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Trader fined for rigging bond market

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 12:02

A trader is fined more than £660,000 and banned from the industry for rigging the UK bond market at the Bank of England's expense.
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Hitachi to move rail business to UK

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 9:09
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Hitachi

Japanese electronics firm Hitachi - the manufacturer of the first bullet trains - announces it will move its global rail business from Japan to the United Kingdom.
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Savers and pensioners' Budget boost

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 17:33

Chancellor George Osborne makes tax-free Isas more "generous" for savers and unveils measures to help pensioners boost their income.
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England lose to India in T20 warm-up

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 17:11
related countries: India India

England's stuttering form continues as they lose to India by 20 runs in their final World Twenty20 warm-up match.
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Murray splits with coach Lendl

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 13:19

British number one Andy Murray and his coach Ivan Lendl agree to end their two-year partnership.
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Young directors 'need more support'

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 11:30

UK film-makers are not being "nurtured" and need more protection against the influx of Hollywood movies, says The Bourne Supremacy director Paul Greengrass.
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UK unemployment falls by 63,000

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 11:00

UK unemployment fell by 63,000 to 2.33 million in the three months to January, with the jobless rate at 7.2%.
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Star Wars filming to start in May

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 20:39
related places: London

Episode VII, the latest film in the Star Wars franchise, will start shooting at Pinewood Studios near London in May, Lucasfilm and Disney confirm.
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Bank of England shake-up unveiled

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 18:36

The Bank of England is to have two new deputy governors - Ben Broadbent for monetary policy and Nemat Shafik in charge of markets and banking.
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Veronese masterpieces on show in UK

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 17:56
related countries: Italy Italy

A colossal work by the 16th century Italian painter Veronese forms the centrepiece of the first ever exhibition devoted to the artist in the UK.
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Ramsey & Cazorla renew Arsenal deals

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 16:53
related places: London

Arsenal midfielders Aaron Ramsey, 23, and Santi Cazorla, 29, sign new contracts with the London club.
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Kevin Spacey to star in one-man show

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 16:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

US actor Kevin Spacey is to star in a one-man show at London's Old Vic to mark 10 years as artistic director of the institution.
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Campaigners mark six months to vote

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 11:51

With six months until the vote on Scottish independence, Labour details more tax powers and nationalists promise to be positive.
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Baby organ donor rules 'deadly'

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 0:02

UK doctors have attacked a "crazy double standard" in organ donation that they say leads to the deaths of babies.
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Trott walkout was a con - Vaughan

Monday, March 17th 2014, 12:06

Former England captain Michael Vaughan feels "conned" by Jonathan Trott's decision to leave England's winter Ashes tour.
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Man Utd 'may face 10-year title wait'

Monday, March 17th 2014, 10:16

Manchester United might not win the Premier League again for another decade, says former England international Danny Mills.
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