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Best UK buildings of 2015 revealed

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 13:45

The Royal Institute of British Architects announces the 37 winners of the 2015 RIBA National Awards.
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Robson to make Eastbourne comeback

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 12:18
related places: Eastbourne

Former British number one Laura Robson announces she will return to competitive tennis at Eastbourne after 17 months out.
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Early end for wind farm subsidies

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 11:52

New onshore wind farms will be excluded from a UK government subsidy scheme from 1 April 2016 - a year earlier than expected.
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Liverpool reject second Sterling bid

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 11:43
related places: Liverpool

Liverpool formally turn down a second bid of up to £40m from Manchester City for England forward Raheem Sterling.
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Footitt in England's pre-Ashes squad

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 11:10
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Uncapped Derbyshire seamer Mark Footitt is named in England's 14-man squad for a pre-Ashes training camp but Adil Rashid misses out.
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ECB launches Women's Super League

Thursday, June 18th 2015, 9:00

A new six-team Women's Cricket Super League gets £3m backing from the England and Wales Cricket Board.
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The great Moldovan bank robbery

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 23:08
related countries: Federated States of Micronesia Federated States of Micronesia

The great Moldovan bank robbery - and the UK's role
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Students given £400,000 compensation

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 23:00

Universities in England and Wales paid £400,000 in compensation to students last year, following complaints over issues including degree classification.
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Farah 'missed two drugs tests'

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 22:50

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah missed two drugs tests in the two years leading up to London 2012, claims the Daily Mail.
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Bradford sisters questioned in March

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 21:44
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Bradford

The three sisters and nine children from Bradford feared to be going to Syria missed a flight in March due to security checks, the BBC learns.
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England win with record run chase

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 20:58
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England smash the record for their highest ever one-day run chase to beat New Zealand and level the series at 2-2.
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Charles unveils Waterloo memorial

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 14:05
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Germany Germany, Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Waterloo

Prince Charles unveils a memorial to the British soldiers who fought at the Battle of Waterloo.
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China deports UK investigator couple

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 11:07
related countries: China China

A British investigator and his wife who were jailed in China as part of the GSK corruption scandal have been deported back to the UK, their son says.
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UK unemployment falls as wages rise

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 10:35

UK unemployment falls again while wage growth hits a near four-year high, official figures show.
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Foo Fighters cancel Glastonbury gig

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 8:07
related places: Glastonbury, Rock

Rock group Foo Fighters cancel their headline slot at this year's Glastonbury Festival and other UK dates, after frontman Dave Grohl broke his leg.
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Reports of child abuse rise sharply

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 6:43

The number of recorded sexual offences against children in England and Wales has increased by a third, the NSPCC says.
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Nigerian trafficking 'top priority'

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 5:01
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Clamping down on the problem of Nigerians being trafficked to the UK is a top priority, independent anti-slavery commissioner Kevin Hyland says.
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Syrian air force strikes 'kill 16'

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 22:52
related countries: Syria Syria

At least 16 people, including 13 children, die after Syrian air force jets bomb a town in the Deraa province, says a UK-based monitoring group.
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Rebels defeated in EU referendum vote

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 22:23

Twenty-seven Conservative MPs vote against the government over its EU referendum plans as ministers offer concessions on timing and campaign rules.
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Husbands appeal to 'Syria' family

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 18:10
related countries: Syria Syria

The husbands of three UK sisters feared to have travelled to Syria with their children say they "miss and love" them as they appeal for them to come home.
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UK inflation rate turns positive

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 11:13

Transport costs including air fares helped the UK's CPI inflation rate to rise to 0.1% in May, up from -0.1% in April, official figures show.
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Poet Fenton wins Pen Pinter Prize

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 8:41

British poet and journalist James Fenton wins the Pen Pinter Prize, which celebrates champions of free speech.
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GCSEs: Bar being raised on pass mark

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 7:52

Pupils will have to score more highly to gain a "good pass" in their GCSEs, under changes to England's exams.
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Airbus: No UK pullout over EU exit

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 7:34

Airbus chief executive Fabrice Bregier has said he has "no intention" of pulling manufacturing out of the UK if the country votes to leave the EU.
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Music tourists give £3bn boost to UK

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 1:00

Foreign music fans visiting the UK for gigs and festivals boosted the economy by £3.1bn in 2014, a report says.
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Unsafe asthma prescribing 'must end'

Monday, June 15th 2015, 23:10

Tens of thousands of people with asthma in the UK are not getting the right medicines to keep their condition safely under control, according to an audit.
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VIDEO: Mother's grief over al-Shabab fighter

Monday, June 15th 2015, 22:00
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The mother of a British man killed while fighting for Islamist militant group al-Shabab in Kenya has told the BBC her "whole world has fallen apart".
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Mother of UK fighter speaks of grief

Monday, June 15th 2015, 17:46
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The mother of British man Thomas Evans, who was killed while fighting for Islamist militant group al-Shabab in Kenya, tells the BBC her "whole world has fallen apart".
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Sheeran surprise fan duet in Canada

Monday, June 15th 2015, 16:51
related countries: Canada Canada

British singer Ed Sheeran surprises a young girl in Canada by performing an impromptu duet with her at a shopping mall.
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Town 'in shock over suicide bomber'

Monday, June 15th 2015, 16:12
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Community leaders speak of their shock at hearing that a Yorkshire teenager has apparently become Britain's youngest suicide bomber during an attack in Iraq.
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Snowden 'smeared by UK officials'

Monday, June 15th 2015, 16:04
related countries: China China, Russia Russia

Claims that Russia and China have accessed documents stolen by whistleblower Edward Snowden are a "smear" by UK "cowards", a journalist says.
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British fighter among dead in Kenya

Monday, June 15th 2015, 15:35
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Briton Thomas Evans was among 11 al-Shabab fighters killed during an attack on a military base in Kenya, officials in the country confirm.
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Boxer Fury hit with speeding ban

Monday, June 15th 2015, 13:55

British heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury is fined and banned after admitting driving at 90mph in the south of Scotland.
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Ofcom launches Talent investigation

Monday, June 15th 2015, 10:41

Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom is to launch an investigation into whether viewers were duped into voting for a stunt dog in the final of Britain's Got Talent.
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London's FTSE 100 down on Greek woes

Monday, June 15th 2015, 7:38
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: London

London's leading shares start the week with falls as the lack of certainty about Greece's debt repayments weighs down investor confidence.
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VIDEO: Teen 'UK's youngest suicide bomber'

Monday, June 15th 2015, 0:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A West Yorkshire teenager is believed to have become Britain's youngest ever suicide bomber after reportedly blowing himself up in Iraq.
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The fake battle that fooled IS supporters - and their opponents

Sunday, June 14th 2015, 23:36
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: How, London

How a man in London fooled Iraqi militias with online hoax
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Wilshere goal 'in England's top 10'

Sunday, June 14th 2015, 20:53
related countries: Slovenia Slovenia

Jack Wilshere's stunning second goal in the 3-2 win over Slovenia was one of England's top 10 strikes, says former captain Gary Lineker.
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Teen 'UK's youngest suicide bomber'

Sunday, June 14th 2015, 18:57
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A West Yorkshire teenager is believed to have become Britain's youngest ever suicide bomber after reportedly blowing himself up in Iraq.
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England will still attack - Morgan

Sunday, June 14th 2015, 18:51
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Captain Eoin Morgan says England will continue with their positive approach despite a three-wicket defeat by New Zealand.
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Slovenia 2-3 England

Sunday, June 14th 2015, 18:23
related countries: Slovenia Slovenia

Captain Wayne Rooney's late goal helps England beat Slovenia and maintain their 100% record in Euro 2016 qualifying.
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NZ see off England to lead series

Sunday, June 14th 2015, 17:47
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor both make centuries as New Zealand take victory over England in the third ODI.
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UK spies 'moved over Snowden files'

Sunday, June 14th 2015, 17:18
related countries: China China, Russia Russia

UK intelligence agents have been moved because Russia and China have information from files stolen by whistleblower Edward Snowden, a newspaper claims.
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5SOS guitarist burnt on Wembley stage

Sunday, June 14th 2015, 8:09
related places: London

Five Seconds of Summer's Michael Clifford's says he is fine after walking into a shooting flame at a concert in London.
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Kirby England's mini Messi - Sampson

Sunday, June 14th 2015, 6:43
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Fran Kirby, who suffered depression and quit the game four years ago, receives high praise after helping England beat Mexico.
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Missing Ethan reunited with father

Saturday, June 13th 2015, 16:37

A three-year-old British boy who was missing with his mother for more than two weeks is "safely back" with his father.
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Airline denies lizard in meal report

Saturday, June 13th 2015, 13:50

Air India insists that there is "absolutely no truth" in reports that a lizard was found in an in-flight meal on a Delhi-London flight on Thursday.
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England call up all-rounder Overton

Saturday, June 13th 2015, 12:27
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Overton

Uncapped Craig Overton is added to the England one-day squad against New Zealand as cover for Chris Jordan.
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Defining moment to come - Coleman

Friday, June 12th 2015, 23:14
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Securing a place at Euro 2016 is the only thing that can top Friday's win against Belgium, says Wales manager Chris Coleman.
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Wales 1-0 Belgium

Friday, June 12th 2015, 21:05
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Gareth Bale scores on his 50th international appearance as Wales beat Belgium to take a big step towards qualifying for Euro 2016.
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Naked mountain photo climbers jailed

Friday, June 12th 2015, 17:47
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Four tourists, including a British woman, who posed naked on a Malaysia mountain considered sacred are jailed for three days and given fines.
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Froome struggles as Nibali leads

Friday, June 12th 2015, 17:40
related countries: Italy Italy

Britain's Chris Froome drops to seventh after stage six as Italian Vincenzo Nibali takes the Criterium du Dauphine lead.
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S&P cuts UK outlook on EU exit vote

Friday, June 12th 2015, 17:24

The ratings agency Standard and Poor's cuts its outlook for the UK economy to negative from stable because of a planned referendum on EU membership.
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Grieving Keane could miss qualifier

Friday, June 12th 2015, 13:47
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Robbie Keane may miss the Republic of Ireland's game with Scotland after a second relative dies following a work accident.
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Funeral of Charles Kennedy held

Friday, June 12th 2015, 13:07

The funeral service of former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy has been held near his home in the Highlands.
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Tributes paid to Sir Christopher Lee

Friday, June 12th 2015, 6:47

Sir Roger Moore, George Lucas and Martin Scorsese have led tributes to screen legend Sir Christopher Lee, who has died at the age of 93.
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Labour mayor elected in Tower Hamlets

Friday, June 12th 2015, 4:15
related places: London

Labour's John Biggs is elected mayor of the London borough of Tower Hamlets, in an election called after the previous mayor was removed from office for corruption.
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Mental health care 'inadequate'

Friday, June 12th 2015, 0:08

People who need urgent mental health care in England are receiving inadequate support, regulators say.
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Network Rail in reliability probe

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 23:01

Britain's Rail regulator is to investigate Network Rail's performance accusing the company of delivering poor punctuality and reliability on some of its busiest commuter routes.
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Liverpool reject £25m Sterling bid

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 22:51
related places: Liverpool

Liverpool turn down a bid from Manchester City for England forward Raheem Sterling, whom they value at £50m.
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'Nude' climber admits being 'stupid'

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 16:38
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

A British woman arrested for posing naked on Malaysia's Mount Kinabalu admits she was "stupid and disrespectful".
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England wicketkeeper Prior retires

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 12:46

Wicketkeeper Matt Prior, who helped England win three Ashes series, announces his retirement from cricket.
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'Clean slate' urged on surveillance

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 12:26

Clear new laws are needed to cover security services' powers to monitor people's online activity, the UK's terror watchdog says.
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Simple steps 'could save NHS £5bn'

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 9:21

The NHS in England could save £5bn a year with improved staff organisation and a better approach to purchasing everyday items, a review will say.
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Westminster house prices 'fall 22%'

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 8:59
related places: London

House prices in the smartest parts of London have fallen by up to 22% since last Autumn, according to the property services group LSL.
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Chancellor announces RBS sell-off

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 6:52

The government plans to sell its stake in the Royal Bank of Scotland, Chancellor George Osborne announces in his annual Mansion House speech.
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Carney attacks 'irresponsible' City

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 20:40

The governor of the Bank of England calls for longer prison sentences for bankers who break the law, in a speech attacking ethics in the City.
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Whistl ends home delivery service

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 20:16
related places: London, Manchester

Postal business Whistl is ending its home delivery service in London, Liverpool and Manchester, putting up to 1,800 jobs at risk.
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VIDEO: Back in UK after fighting IS in Syria

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 19:29
related countries: Syria Syria

Harry has been shot and seen friends die, but he says he did the right thing in joining Kurds fighting the jihadist group.
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Ritchie 'confident' England can cope

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 19:08

The RFU boss says England's players know the World Cup is the "opportunity of their lives" - despite off-pitch troubles.
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Syria film wins documentary award

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 19:03
related countries: Syria Syria

A British film-maker who was arrested while making a feature about a Syrian family wins the top award at the UK's leading documentary festival.
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PM unveils new migration crackdown

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 16:35

David Cameron unveils measures to "significantly reduce" the scale of UK migration from outside the EU at prime minister's questions.
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Injured Fellaini out of Wales clash

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 15:14
related places: Cardiff

Belgium and Manchester United forward Marouane Fellaini is out for Friday's Euro 2016 qualifier against Wales in Cardiff.
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Congo major 'paid by oil firm'

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 13:58
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

The BBC sees evidence that a UK firm made payments to a Congolese army major accused of using violence to intimidate oil exploration opponents.
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Man jailed over forced marriage

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 11:33
related places: Cardiff

A 34-year-old Cardiff man becomes the first person in the UK to be prosecuted under forced marriage laws introduced a year ago.
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Glennie gets presidential approval

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 8:50
related countries: United States United States

Scottish percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie and US singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris are praised by US president Barack Obama as they receive the Polar Music Prize.
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Scots clubs explore summer switch

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 5:24

Three-quarters of Scotland's top-flight clubs tell BBC Scotland they would consider a move to summer football.
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VIDEO: The Calais 'shantytown' home to 3,000

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 23:38
related countries: France France, Greece Greece, Italy Italy
related places: Calais

In Calais migrants seeking to reach the UK have reached the French port from camps in Italy and Greece.
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IRA 'and state' blamed over murder

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 22:15

The daughter of a woman murdered by an IRA unit allegedly including a key British double agent, says she blames both the IRA and the intelligence services for her mother's death.
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England 'close to perfect' in NZ win

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 21:39
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Edgbaston

Captain Eoin Morgan says England were "close to perfect" in their 210-run win over New Zealand at Edgbaston.
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MPs support EU referendum plan

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 21:08

MPs overwhelmingly back a bill requiring a referendum is held on the UK's membership of the EU by 544 votes to 53.
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France women 1-0 England women

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 19:16
related countries: Canada Canada, France France
related places: Moncton

England slip to a 1-0 defeat in their opening Women's World Cup match against France in Moncton.
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US 'sent live anthrax to UK'

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 16:50
related countries: United States United States

A lab in the UK may have accidentally received a sample of live anthrax from the Pentagon in 2007, say US officials.
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Police officer shot dead in Canada

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 16:03
related countries: Canada Canada

Police in Alberta, Canada, say a British-born police officer working for the Edmonton Police force has been shot dead carrying out an arrest.
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Chinese 'to release' UK investigator

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 15:43
related countries: China China

British company investigator Peter Humphrey is to be released early from a Chinese jail, according to reports.
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£1bn tidal lagoon given go-ahead

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 15:33

The building of a £1bn tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay is given the go-ahead by the UK government.
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E-cigs face Welsh public places ban

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 11:48

People will be banned from using e-cigarettes in places like restaurants, pubs and at work in Wales, under new public health laws being unveiled.
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HSBC to cut 8,000 jobs in the UK

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 11:00

HSBC, Europe's biggest bank, has announced plans to cut up to 25,000 jobs globally and rename its UK branches.
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UK trade deficit narrows in April

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 9:53
related places: March

The UK trade deficit narrowed to £1.2bn in April from £3.1bn in March, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
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Janner claim investigated in Scotland

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 8:51

Police in Scotland are understood to be investigating claims that Labour peer Lord Janner abused a boy there in the 1970s.
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'EU exit would threaten UK jobs'

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 6:00

The UK's withdrawal from the European Union (EU) would threaten jobs and harm its economy, a major recruitment firm says.
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Apple reveals its Spotify rival

Monday, June 8th 2015, 20:18

Apple reveals a new music streaming service and reveals that its Apple Pay digital wallet system will launch in the UK in July.
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Online trick 'led to boy's suicide'

Monday, June 8th 2015, 19:21

A Northern Ireland schoolboy is understood to have taken his own life after being tricked into posting images on a social networking site, police have said.
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England have 'fallen way behind'

Monday, June 8th 2015, 15:34
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England one-day captain Eoin Morgan says they are "a long way behind" other sides, ahead of the series with New Zealand.
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Mirren reigns at Tony theatre awards

Monday, June 8th 2015, 4:32
related places: New York

Dame Helen Mirren is named best actress, while The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time picks up honours including best play at the Tony theatre awards in New York.
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Airlines 'face toxic air claims'

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 23:54

Seventeen flight staff are planning legal action against British airlines, claiming contaminated air inside cabins has made them seriously ill.
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China sees greenhouse gas 'progress'

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 23:43
related countries: China China

China's greenhouse gas emissions could start to decline within 10 years, says a London School of Economics report.
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CBI cuts UK economic growth forecasts

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 23:03
related countries: Greece Greece

The CBI cuts its UK growth forecasts and warns that a possible "messy" end to the Greek crisis and uncertainty over the EU referendum both pose further risks to the British economy.
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Wiggins breaks cycling's hour record

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 22:35
related places: London

Sir Bradley Wiggins breaks cycling's iconic hour record by covering 54.526km at the Lee Valley VeloPark in London.
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Florence Welch tops UK album chart

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 18:01

Florence and the Machine tops the UK album chart for the third time with their new album.
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