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Ireland-England washed out by rain

Friday, May 8th 2015, 14:23
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

England's one-day international against Ireland is abandoned after rain allows only 18 overs to be played in Dublin.
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Conservatives win UK election

Friday, May 8th 2015, 11:59

David Cameron is heading back to Downing Street as prime minister after the Conservatives win a majority - but Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage all resign as leaders of his rival parties.
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UK trade deficit narrows in March

Friday, May 8th 2015, 10:53
related places: March

The UK trade deficit narrowed to £2.8bn in March from £3.3bn in February, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
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Jutting case sent to HK's High Court

Friday, May 8th 2015, 7:13
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

The case of British banker Rurik Jutting, accused of murdering two women, is sent to Hong Kong's High Court, as he declines to enter a plea.
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Exit poll predicts 58 SNP seats

Friday, May 8th 2015, 1:10

An exit poll predicts the SNP could win all but one of Scotland's 59 seats in the general election.
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Voting in UK election nears end

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 20:30

As voting in the UK general election enters its final half-hour, millions of people across the country have been casting their ballots.
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Pirate Capt Kidd's 'treasure' found

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 20:13
related countries: Madagascar Madagascar

Underwater explorers in Madagascar say they have found what is thought to be the treasure of notorious Scottish pirate Captain William Kidd.
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Corden nominated for US TV prize

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 9:46
related countries: United States United States

James Corden's US talk show is nominated for a Critics' Choice TV award, less than two months on from the British star's late-night debut.
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Lusitania sinking to be marked

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 1:03

The centenary of the sinking of the British ship Lusitania, which led to the deaths of about 1,200 people, is to be commemorated later.
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Taylor denies 'England quota' claim

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 19:00

Former England manager Graham Taylor denies allegations he spoke about pressure to limit the number of black players he selected.
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Election campaign enters final hours

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 17:48

The general election campaign is drawing to a close with party leaders making late bids to break the deadlock in the polls.
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Tycoon sells tyre firm for £50m

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 16:07

One of Scotland's most successful entrepreneurs has sold his tyre-fitting business for £50m to Michelin.
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Wiggins vows to break hour record

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 15:21
related places: London

Sir Bradley Wiggins wants to put cycling's iconic hour track record "out of reach" when he rides in London this June.
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Glaxo scraps float plan for HIV unit

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 13:56

UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline decides to keep its full stake in ViiV Healthcare after robust sales of the unit’s HIV drugs.
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Crash trader: 'I did nothing wrong'

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 12:25

A UK financial trader accused of contributing to the 2010 Wall Street "flash crash" protests his innocence in court claiming he did not "do anything wrong".
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EU wants travel access to iPlayer

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 11:36

The EU's plan for a "digital single market" could result in UK citizens being able to continue using iPlayer across Europe.
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UK services growth at eight-month high

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 9:55

The UK's services sector saw its fastest growth in eight months during April, a survey indicates.
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Bawdy British show for Biennale

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 8:55

Artist Sarah Lucas says there is nothing "particularly offensive or rude" about her provocative show at the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.
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Nationwide tours for party leaders

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 20:05

Party leaders are criss-crossing the UK appealing to undecided voters in key seats as the general election campaign enters its final two days.
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UK agencies in quake health warning

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 13:06
related countries: Nepal Nepal

There is a risk of serious outbreaks of disease such as cholera and dysentery in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake, UK aid agencies warn.
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HSBC move decision 'in months'

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 9:57

HSBC says it will make its decision whether to move its headquarters out of the UK within months rather than years.
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EU holds its breath ahead of UK vote

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 2:25
related places: How

How do European Union members view the UK election?
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Ovarian cancer blood test 'boost'

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 1:27

A 14-year UK trial of regular blood tests shows such success in early detection of ovarian cancer that it could lead to a national screening programme.
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Trott quits international cricket

Monday, May 4th 2015, 19:12

Batsman Jonathan Trott retires from international cricket, ending an eight-year England career.
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HK handover official Lu Ping dies

Monday, May 4th 2015, 10:52
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Lu Ping, the Chinese official who oversaw Hong Kong's transition from British to Chinese sovereignty in 1997, dies at the age of 87.
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Graves 'gave West Indies team talk'

Monday, May 4th 2015, 7:33

ECB chairman-elect Colin Graves gave the West Indies team talk by calling them "mediocre", says England captain Alastair Cook.
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Gun salutes mark birth of princess

Monday, May 4th 2015, 2:49
related places: Cambridge, Hyde, London

Gun salutes are to take place at Hyde Park and the Tower of London later to mark the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's baby girl.
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Windies stun England to tie series

Sunday, May 3rd 2015, 21:51
related countries: Barbados Barbados

West Indies tie the series with England at 1-1 after reaching a target of 192 to win the final Test in Barbados by five wickets.
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Blur on top with comeback album

Sunday, May 3rd 2015, 18:00

The Magic Whip, Blur's first studio album in 12 years, lands them at the top of the UK album chart
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Families pay visit to new princess

Sunday, May 3rd 2015, 17:01
related places: Cambridge

The Prince of Wales and other close relatives visit Kensington Palace to meet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's new baby daughter.
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Four Nepalis from UK 'died in quake'

Sunday, May 3rd 2015, 13:30

Four people from the UK's Nepali community died in last week's earthquake in the country, the brother of one of them tells the BBC.
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Saudis 'used cluster bombs' in Yemen

Sunday, May 3rd 2015, 9:56
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Yemen Yemen

Human Rights Watch says it has evidence Saudi Arabia used cluster bombs banned by much of the world, including the UK.
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Britons stranded in Nepal rescued

Sunday, May 3rd 2015, 6:44
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Eight Britons stranded in a monastery after the Nepal earthquake have been rescued, as donations to the Disasters Emergency Committee appeal reaches £33 million.
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England slump as 18 wickets tumble

Saturday, May 2nd 2015, 22:04

England lead West Indies by 107 runs at 39-5 in their second innings after 18 wickets fall on day two of the final Test.
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Duchess gives birth to daughter

Saturday, May 2nd 2015, 16:41
related places: Cambridge, London

Prince William says he and wife Catherine are "very happy" after the birth of their first daughter, as he brings his son Prince George to the hospital to meet his sister.
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Dundee United 1-0 Aberdeen

Saturday, May 2nd 2015, 15:52
related places: Aberdeen

Dundee United beat Aberdeen and confirm Celtic as Scottish Premiership champions in the process.
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VIDEO: How global media reported royal birth

Saturday, May 2nd 2015, 15:31

The birth of a new member of the British Royal Family has been marked by TV news stations around the world.
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Rio Ferdinand's wife dies from cancer

Saturday, May 2nd 2015, 11:21

The wife of former Manchester United and England footballer Rio Ferdinand dies from breast cancer.
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Murphy one frame from World final

Friday, May 1st 2015, 20:51

England's Shaun Murphy leads Barry Hawkins 16-8 and needs one more frame to reach the World Championship final.
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GB divers win silver & bronze

Friday, May 1st 2015, 20:45
related places: London

Britain's Jack Laugher and Chris Mears take World Series Diving silver as Tonia Couch and Sarah Barrow win bronze in London.
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VIDEO: Royal Opera House's Polish production

Friday, May 1st 2015, 19:08
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: London

For the first time in its history the Royal Opera House in London is staging a production sung in Polish.
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Trott not suited as opener - Boycott

Friday, May 1st 2015, 18:09

Jonathan Trott should be replaced as an England opener after another duck, says Geoffrey Boycott.
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Sterling slides as manufacturing slows

Friday, May 1st 2015, 15:59
related places: March

Sterling has fallen sharply against the US dollar after growth in the UK manufacturing sector slowed markedly in April.
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VIDEO: British woman films as avalanche hits

Friday, May 1st 2015, 12:40
related countries: Nepal Nepal

A British woman captures the moment she and her fellow climbers were engulfed in an avalanche following Saturday's earthquake in Nepal.
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Church to cut fossil fuel investment

Friday, May 1st 2015, 10:07

The Church of England will sell investments worth £12m in companies where more than 10% of revenue comes from the "worst-polluting" of fossil fuels.
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Stokes doubtful for third Test

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 20:37
related countries: Barbados Barbados

All-rounder Ben Stokes may miss the third Test against West Indies as England aim to win the series in Barbados.
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Cash machine explosion men jailed

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 15:51

Two men who blew up cash machines at banks in south Wales and stole more than £80,000 are jailed.
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IS arms dump 'blown up' in Syria

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 15:06
related countries: Syria Syria

An arms dump explodes in Deir Ezzor province in eastern Syria, killing 25 Islamic State (IS) militants, according to a UK-based activist group.
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Ennis-Hill building to Rio 2016

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 14:59

Jessica Ennis-Hill says she is learning to cope with the expectations on her to be the athlete she was in London 2012.
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BA owner sees first-quarter profit

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 13:31

IAG, the airline group that includes British Airways and Iberia, reports a profit in the first quarter of the year for the first time.
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£500m drugs bust 'UK's biggest ever'

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 11:56

Cocaine seized from a tug in the North Sea could have been worth more than £500m - believed to be the biggest single class A seizure in the UK.
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British quake survivors return to UK

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 7:06
related countries: Nepal Nepal

A plane carrying 120 Britons caught up in the Nepal earthquake arrives back in the UK, as the Foreign Office investigates reports a second Briton has died.
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RBS posts £446m first-quarter loss

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 6:28

Legal and restructuring costs pushed Royal Bank of Scotland into the red for the first quarter of 2015.
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VIDEO: Town puts up Christmas tree in April

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 21:33

A town with one of the "worst" festive displays in Britain is to switch on its new tree eight months before Christmas.
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Quake Briton tells of narrow escape

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 20:08
related countries: Nepal Nepal

A British survivor of the earthquake in Nepal speaks of his narrow escape from death, as he is reunited with his family in the UK.
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Belfast to host Sports Personality

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 13:00
related places: Belfast

The 2015 Sports Personality of the Year will be held in Belfast - the first time Northern Ireland will stage the awards show.
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UK aid donations to Nepal reach £15m

Wednesday, April 29th 2015, 9:46
related countries: Nepal Nepal

The UK announces a further £5m in aid for the earthquake relief effort in Nepal, bringing Britain's contribution to £15m.
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VIDEO: Huge rare bird egg up for auction

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 21:05
related places: London

A rare bird egg is due to be auctioned at Sotheby's in London and it is thought it might fetch up to £50,000.
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Taylor to captain England in Ireland

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 20:24
related countries: Ireland Ireland

James Taylor will captain England for the first time in the one-day international against Ireland on 8 May.
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Silverstone boss queries F1 'value'

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 19:09
related places: Silverstone

The boss of British Grand Prix venue Silverstone questions the quality of the entertainment Formula 1 provides for its fans.
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UK charities appeal for Nepal help

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 18:18
related countries: Nepal Nepal

The UK's Disasters Emergency Committee launches a televised appeal for donations to help the victims of Saturday's earthquake in Nepal.
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Flash crash trader to face court again

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 17:49

A UK financial trader accused of contributing to the 2010 Wall Street "flash crash" is due to appear in court again on Wednesday.
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EU's Juncker seeks 'fair deal' for UK

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 16:19

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says he wants a "fair deal" for the UK and does not rule out EU treaty change.
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UK probes British Nepal death report

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 16:05
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Nepal Nepal

The UK is investigating reports a British national was killed in the Nepal earthquake, the foreign secretary says, ahead of a TV appeal for donations.
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British stars bolster Tony nominees

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 15:11

British stars Carey Mulligan, Ruth Wilson and Dame Helen Mirren are all in the running for best actress at the Tony Awards.
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US soldier 'killed by UK man's bomb'

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 13:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A British man worked on a series of bombs which were planted in Iraq and led to the death of a US serviceman in 2007, a court hears.
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UK economic growth slows to 0.3%

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 12:26
related places: March

The rate of UK economic growth halved in the three months to the end of March, official figures show, marking the slowest quarterly growth for two years.
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Standard Chartered profits down

Tuesday, April 28th 2015, 11:22

UK-based bank Standard Chartered posts a 22% fall in pre-tax profit for the first three months of the year.
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Dozens of Britons untraced in Nepal

Monday, April 27th 2015, 22:14
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Nepal Nepal

Dozens of British and Irish people are among the missing, as the Disasters Emergency Committee announces an appeal to aid survivors of the Nepal earthquake.
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VIDEO: Kidnapped women speak about ordeal

Monday, April 27th 2015, 13:11

Gina DeJesus and Amanda Berry have given their first British TV interview to Newsnight's Kirsty Wark.
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UK gives £5m to help Nepal victims

Monday, April 27th 2015, 10:47
related countries: Nepal Nepal

The UK government is giving £5m to help those affected by the Nepal earthquake, which has killed more than 3,600 people.
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Cavendish wins Tour of Turkey stage

Sunday, April 26th 2015, 15:02
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Britain's Mark Cavendish wins the first Tour of Turkey stage in a sprint finish for his seventh victory of the season.
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Magic of London helped - Radcliffe

Sunday, April 26th 2015, 13:21
related places: London, Radcliffe

Paula Radcliffe says running the London Marathon competitively for a final time was an "amazing" experience.
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Kipchoge and Tufa win in London

Sunday, April 26th 2015, 13:16
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Kenya Kenya

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge wins the men's London Marathon, with Tigist Tufa of Ethiopia victorious in the women's race.
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Weir loses out in sprint finish

Sunday, April 26th 2015, 9:43
related countries: United States United States

David Weir loses out in a sprint finish to American Joshua George in the T53/54 wheelchair race at the London Marathon.
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Klitschko eyes Fury title defence

Sunday, April 26th 2015, 8:40

Wladimir Klitschko says Tyson Fury is set to be his next challenger after the latest successful defence of his world titles.
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Music boss tops Britain's rich list

Sunday, April 26th 2015, 8:22

Warner Music owner Len Blavatnik is Britain's richest man with a £13.17bn fortune, but the Queen has dropped out of the top 300 for the first time, according to the Sunday Times.
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Quake mission begins for UK experts

Sunday, April 26th 2015, 5:14
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Humanitarian experts from the UK will begin to assess the damage caused by an earthquake in Nepal after travelling to the country overnight.
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Anderson is best of all time - Cook

Saturday, April 25th 2015, 22:43

Alastair Cook says James Anderson is England's greatest bowler of all time after he inspires them to victory over West Indies.
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UK experts deployed to quake zone

Saturday, April 25th 2015, 21:56
related countries: Nepal Nepal

The UK has deployed a team of humanitarian experts to Nepal to provide urgent support for people affected by the earthquake.
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Anderson leads England to victory

Saturday, April 25th 2015, 20:57

James Anderson inspires England to a nine-wicket win over West Indies on the final day of the second Test.
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Nishikori reaches Barcelona final

Saturday, April 25th 2015, 18:34

Kei Nishikori beats Martin Klizan to make the Barcelona Open final as Britain's Jamie Murray reaches the doubles final.
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Queen marks Gallipoli centenary

Saturday, April 25th 2015, 13:08
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, Turkey Turkey
related places: Gallipoli

The Queen attends UK ceremonies for the centenary of the WW1 Gallipoli landings, as services are held in Turkey, Australia and New Zealand.
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VIDEO: 'I want to play bagpipes on Everest'

Friday, April 24th 2015, 23:03

Three members of the British Army's Brigade of Gurkhas spoke to BBC News about why they want climb Everest.
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Hamilton tops UK sport rich list

Friday, April 24th 2015, 23:01
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton is the richest sportsman in Britain with earnings of £88m, as Wayne Rooney moves into second on £72m.
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Brathwaite ton frustrates England

Friday, April 24th 2015, 21:57

England are frustrated by Kraigg Brathwaite's composed century as West Indies have the better of the fourth day of the second Test.
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Miliband attacks 'UK failure' on Libya

Friday, April 24th 2015, 20:29
related countries: Libya Libya

Ed Miliband claims the UK's failure to stand by Libya has contributed to the situation in the Mediterranean - comments described as "ill-judged" by David Cameron.
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WW1 Gallipoli 'heroism' remembered

Friday, April 24th 2015, 17:53

The Prince of Wales pays tribute to the "heroism and humanity" of those who fought in Gallipoli, at a centenary ceremony in Turkey.
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London set for 'greatest ever race'

Friday, April 24th 2015, 16:34

Defending champion Wilson Kipsang and world record holder Dennis Kimetto will go head-to-head at Sunday's London Marathon.
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HSBC considers moving HQ out of UK

Friday, April 24th 2015, 16:15
related places: London

HSBC says it is considering whether to move its headquarters out of the UK, following "regulatory and structural reforms" in the banking industry.
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'Nothing wrong' with Samuels salute

Friday, April 24th 2015, 6:55

Marlon Samuels should keep having fun at England's expense, says West Indies bowling coach Sir Curtly Ambrose.
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Root century puts England on top

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 22:28

Joe Root's sparkling century puts England in a strong position to push for victory in the second Test against West Indies.
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UK boy charged over Australia 'plot'

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 17:19
related countries: Australia Australia

A 14-year-old boy charged with two counts of inciting terrorism in Australia is thought to be the youngest person accused of a UK terrorist offence.
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Kidman to return to London stage

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 16:01
related places: London

Nicole Kidman is to return to the London stage, in a play directed by Michael Grandage, 17 years after her critically acclaimed appearance in The Blue Room.
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Sundance London to return

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 14:52
related places: London

Sundance London film festival is to return in 2016, opening in a new venue in central London.
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Footballer faces child sex charges

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 14:46
related places: Sunderland

England and Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson is charged with three offences of sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl.
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Deutsche Bank hit with record fine

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 14:38
related countries: United States United States

Deutsche Bank is fined a total of $2.5bn (£1.66bn) by US and UK regulators after mostly London-based traders tried to manipulate interest rates.
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Newborn was youngest UK organ donor

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 12:38

A newborn baby, who lived for less than two hours, became the UK's youngest ever organ donor a year ago, it has been revealed.
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Mayor guilty of illegal practices

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 12:08
related places: London

An east London mayoral election is declared void and will have to be re-run after Lutfur Rahman was found guilty of corrupt and illegal practices.
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Government borrowing below forecast

Thursday, April 23rd 2015, 10:01
related places: March

UK government borrowing was £7.4bn in March, figures show, taking the total for the financial year to £87.3bn - below the forecast made in the Budget
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