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Australia have no chance - Boycott

Friday, July 10th 2015, 21:56

Australia do not have a "cat in hell's chance" of winning the first Ashes Test, says former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott.
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Investigator warns over GSK China ordeal

Friday, July 10th 2015, 21:40
related countries: China China

UK investigator reflects on China jail ordeal
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VIDEO: GSK investigator warns over China

Friday, July 10th 2015, 21:33
related countries: China China
related places: Shanghai

A British corporate investigator who was jailed in Shanghai in relation to a massive corruption case against British pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline has told the BBC he was shocked that he and his wife received a custodial sentence, while senio
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What next for stock markets and investors?

Friday, July 10th 2015, 20:52
related places: How

How should UK investors cope with volatile global markets?
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Tunisia Britons fly home after alert

Friday, July 10th 2015, 18:51
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

The first British tourists fly home from Tunisia, as the UK defends its decision to advise all British nationals to leave the country.
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England take firm control in Cardiff

Friday, July 10th 2015, 18:17
related places: Cardiff

Australia need 412 to win the first Ashes Test after an authoritative display from England on the third day in Cardiff.
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Man charged with officer murder

Friday, July 10th 2015, 16:51
related places: London

A man is charged with the murder of a prison custody officer who was attacked outside Blackfriars Crown Court in London.
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Planning shake-up to speed new homes

Friday, July 10th 2015, 15:06

Developers will get automatic planning permission to build on disused industrial land in England - as part of a plan to boost the UK's flagging productivity.
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Battle of Britain flypast over palace

Friday, July 10th 2015, 13:07

Historic aircraft, including Hurricanes and Spitfires, fly over Buckingham Palace to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
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Top 40 moves in UK chart overhaul

Friday, July 10th 2015, 10:59

The UK pop charts are to be revealed on a Friday for the first time after being moved from Sunday afternoon, their slot for the last 28 years.
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VIDEO: Migrants arrive on Lesbos

Friday, July 10th 2015, 9:54

The BBC's Anna Holligan joined British ex-pats in Lesbos to chart a migrant's journey from the moment a smuggler's boat arrives on the shore of the Aegean Sea.
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Father weeps at Thai murder photos

Friday, July 10th 2015, 7:05
related countries: Thailand Thailand

The father of murdered British backpacker Hannah Witheridge weeps as graphic photos of her body lying on a beach were shown in a Thai court.
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'Disgraceful' Farah 'swore at' rival

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 22:38

Mo Farah is accused of swearing at British 5,000m rival Andy Vernon following his winning return to the track.
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UK urges Britons to leave Tunisia

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 22:15
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

All British nationals are being urged to leave Tunisia as "a further terrorist attack is highly likely", Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.
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Strikes cause train and Tube chaos

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 22:01

Tube and train strikes cause travel misery, with the entire London Underground network shut down and many rail services cancelled.
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Murray meets Federer for final spot

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 21:30
related places: Wimbledon

Britain's Andy Murray bids to reach his third Wimbledon final when he takes on seven-time champion Roger Federer.
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Farah wins 5,000m on return

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 19:18

Britain's Mo Farah wins the 5,000m Diamond League, his first race since doping claims against his coach Alberto Salazar.
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Budget squeeze 'to hit 13m families'

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 18:44

Thirteen million UK families will lose £260 a year on average because of the Budget's tax and benefits changes, says the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).
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Moeen gives England the upper hand

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 18:40

Moeen Ali scores 77 and takes two key wickets as England lead by 166 runs after the second day of the first Ashes Test.
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Thursday, July 9th 2015, 13:40

Bayern Munich's Bastian Schweinsteiger is "flattered by the interest from England", says the club's chairman.
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Disney wins starwars.co.uk battle

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 12:54

Disney makes a UK-based fancy-dress retailer surrender starwars.co.uk and six other web addresses related to its sci-fi film franchise.
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UK interest rates still at record low

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 12:27

The Bank of England keeps the benchmark UK interest rate at 0.5%, more than six years after it first cut the rate to its current record low.
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Thai beach deaths DNA evidence 'lost'

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 8:57
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Crucial DNA evidence in the case of the murder of two British backpackers cannot be re-tested because it no longer exists, Thai police tell the BBC.
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Wales in Fifa top 10 for first time

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 8:05

Wales achieve their highest Fifa world ranking, entering the top 10 for the first time, with England one place above them.
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Does India's national anthem extol the British?

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 5:18

Does India's anthem extol its former rulers?
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VIDEO: 'If my parents found me, they could kill me'

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 5:11

The BBC Asian Network's Divya Talwar reports on the growing numbers of ''honour'' crimes in the UK. More than 11,000 were recorded by police forces between 2010 and 2014, figures show.
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Child sexual abuse inquiry to open

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 0:03

The independent inquiry into historical child sexual abuse in England and Wales is to open nearly a year after it was first announced.
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Strike begins across Tube network

Wednesday, July 8th 2015, 21:48

Tube staff go on strike across the entire London Underground network in a row over pay and conditions.
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Root century galvanises England

Wednesday, July 8th 2015, 21:05

Joe Root's century steers England to a strong position against Australia after they make a shaky start to the first Ashes Test.
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Osborne unveils National Living Wage

Wednesday, July 8th 2015, 19:40

George Osborne unveils billions in welfare cuts but springs a Budget surprise with a National Living Wage of £9 an hour by 2020.
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Two on trial over Thai beach deaths

Wednesday, July 8th 2015, 9:44
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A Thai police officer describes seeing the bodies of two British tourists on a beach, as the trial of the men accused of their murder gets under way.
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Children in care 'should stay to 25'

Wednesday, July 8th 2015, 3:04

Vulnerable young people should be allowed to stay in care until they are aged 25, the government's children's commissioner for England says.
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Migrant dies on Channel Tunnel train

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 19:35

A migrant dies on a freight train heading for Britain, resulting in delays for cross-channel passengers and freight services.
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Nation remembers 7/7 bombing victims

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 19:33
related places: London

Services are held to remember the "ocean of pain" caused by the London bombings, in which 52 people died and more than 700 were hurt a decade ago.
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Minions bat off Terminator challenge

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 15:48
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The latest Terminator sequel poses little threat to the Minions, whose cartoon adventure remains the top film at the UK and Ireland box office.
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UN to vote on Srebrenica 'genocide'

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 15:00
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
related places: Srebrenica

The UN Security Council is set to vote on a controversial UK-drafted resolution which refers to the 1995 Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia as genocide.
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Sunday trading laws could be relaxed

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 13:18

Shops in England and Wales could be allowed to open for longer on Sundays, under plans to be unveiled by Chancellor George Osborne.
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Watchdog probe into RSA's Irish unit

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 11:55
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The UK accounting watchdog is to investigate the conduct of individuals working for the Irish unit of RSA Insurance in the run-up to its bailout by its UK parent.
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Oil and gas boosts UK industry

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 10:57

A rise in oil and gas output boosted UK industrial production in May, but manufacturing output fell for the second month in a row.
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Energy customers 'paying too much'

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 10:53

Millions of energy customers have been "paying too much for their energy bills", a year-long investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority finds.
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Would Calais migrants really be better off in the UK?

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 10:39
related countries: France France

Is the UK better than France for migrants?
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Froome takes Tour lead amid crashes

Monday, July 6th 2015, 20:08
related countries: France France

Britain's Chris Froome takes the Tour de France yellow jersey as five riders withdraw following two crashes.
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7/7 anniversary: Is the UK safer now?

Monday, July 6th 2015, 19:00

A decade on from the 7/7 attacks, are Londoners safer?
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Abbey service marks Srebrenica dead

Monday, July 6th 2015, 17:41
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
related places: Srebrenica

Thousands of men and boys killed in the Srebrenica genocide 20 years ago are remembered at a service in Westminster Abbey.
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Osborne's pledge after Greek No vote

Monday, July 6th 2015, 15:49
related countries: Greece Greece

The government will do "whatever is necessary" to protect the UK's economy against the fallout from Greece's bailout referendum, George Osborne tells told MPs.
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FA deletes 'unfortunate' tweet

Monday, July 6th 2015, 15:24

The FA deletes a social media post in which it said the England's women's team were "going back to being mothers".
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UK car sales hit record high in June

Monday, July 6th 2015, 11:40

UK new car sales in the year to June rose at the fastest rate on record, a motor industry survey finds.
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VIDEO: Minecraft fans get Hololens preview

Monday, July 6th 2015, 9:05
related places: London

Ten thousand Minecraft fans gather in London for Minecon and a handful get to try Hololens.
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O'Driscoll to be Liverpool assistant

Sunday, July 5th 2015, 21:31
related places: Liverpool

Liverpool will name England Under-19s boss Sean O'Driscoll as their new assistant manager on Monday.
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Murray wary of Karlovic threat

Sunday, July 5th 2015, 19:03

Britain's Andy Murray says it will be "tough" against big-serving Ivo Karlovic in their fourth-round match on Monday.
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Hamilton was fighting back tears

Sunday, July 5th 2015, 18:11
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Silverstone

Lewis Hamilton says he was "tearing up" on his way to winning the British Grand Prix in front of a capacity Silverstone crowd.
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Hamilton wins thrilling British GP

Sunday, July 5th 2015, 14:59
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton battled through a bad start and late-race rain to win an action-packed British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
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'England deserve to be legends'

Sunday, July 5th 2015, 1:22

England head coach Mark Sampson said his players deserve to be legends after finishing third at the Women's World Cup.
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The Lionesses celebrate in style

Sunday, July 5th 2015, 0:43
related countries: Germany Germany

England's Lionesses share their celebrations on social media after beating Germany 1-0 and finishing third at the World Cup.
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Memorials plan for UK terror victims

Saturday, July 4th 2015, 23:26

The government is to fund two permanent memorials to UK victims of terror attacks overseas, Prime Minister David Cameron announces.
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Germany Women 0-1 England Women (aet)

Saturday, July 4th 2015, 22:50
related countries: Germany Germany

Fara Williams's extra-time penalty gives England a first win over Germany to seal third place at the Women's World Cup.
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VIDEO: Sea horses: Household Cavalry at beach

Saturday, July 4th 2015, 21:20
related places: London

Every year the soldiers and horses of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment leave London for summer training in Norfolk.
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Murray through after injury scare

Saturday, July 4th 2015, 19:27
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Wimbledon

Britain's Andy Murray overcomes a shoulder problem to beat Italy's Andreas Seppi in the third round of Wimbledon.
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Missing UK family 'safe with IS'

Saturday, July 4th 2015, 17:08

A missing UK family of 12 have joined so-called Islamic State and feel "safer than ever", according to a statement said to be on their behalf.
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Hamilton wants home GP win for fans

Saturday, July 4th 2015, 17:05
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Silverstone

Two-time world champion Lewis Hamilton wants to win the British Grand Prix for the 140,000 fans who will be at Silverstone.
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Fans gatecrash Wireless festival

Saturday, July 4th 2015, 16:08
related places: London

Organisers say no-one was hurt after dozens of people hammer on metal gate, before crashing Wireless in London.
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Last UK bodies returned from Tunisia

Saturday, July 4th 2015, 15:42
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

The final five bodies of the 30 British victims killed in the Tunisia beach attack are flown back to the UK.
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Hamilton takes third British GP pole

Saturday, July 4th 2015, 14:17
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton beats team-mate Nico Rosberg in an all-Mercedes battle for pole position at the British Grand Prix.
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Hamilton returns to form in practice

Saturday, July 4th 2015, 10:10
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton sets the pace in final practice as drivers prepare for qualifying at the British Grand Prix.
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Murray & Ward carry British hopes

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 19:48
related places: Wimbledon

Andy Murray will have friend and fellow Briton James Ward for company in the third round of Wimbledon on Saturday.
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Watson loses to Williams in thriller

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 18:53
related places: Wimbledon

British number one Heather Watson gives top seed Serena Williams a scare before losing a third-round thriller at Wimbledon.
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Slow Hamilton 'has work to do'

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 16:46
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

World champion Lewis Hamilton says he is "in trouble" for this weekend's British Grand Prix if he does not improve his car.
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Silence held to honour Tunisia dead

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 16:25
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

The Queen, prime minister and bereaved families join a minute's silence across the UK to remember those killed in the Tunisia beach attack a week ago.
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Police marksman cleared of murder

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 15:41

A police marksman is cleared of murdering suspected armed robber Azelle Rodney, who he shot in 2005 in an operation to foil an attempted raid.
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Clifford faces indecent assault charge

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 15:05

Former publicist Max Clifford is charged with an indecent assault allegedly committed in 1981, the Crown Prosecution Service says.
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Hamilton only fourth from Rosberg

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 14:41
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton is only fourth fastest in second practice at the British Grand Prix as Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg sets the pace.
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Court attack custody officer dies

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 12:15
related places: London

A "courageous and dedicated" custody officer dies after being attacked outside a court in London.
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Rosberg heads Hamilton at Silverstone

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 11:28
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton, Silverstone

Nico Rosberg pips team-mate Lewis Hamilton to set the pace in first practice at the British Grand Prix.
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Silence to be held for Tunisia dead

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 10:29
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

A minute's silence is to be held across the UK at midday to remember the 38 people killed in the Tunisian beach attack a week ago, including 30 Britons.
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McQueen show at V&A to open all night

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 9:13
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: London, Victoria

London's Victoria and Albert Museum is to open around-the-clock to accommodate demand for its Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition.
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Music streaming's up 80% on last year

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 8:35

New figures from the British Phonographic Industry reveal streams have been played 11.5 billion times in 2015 so far.
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Spall lined up for Ian Paisley film

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 6:04

Actor Timothy Spall is in "advanced talks" to star as the late Northern Ireland first minister, Ian Paisley, in a new film.
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Hong Kong-to-NI 'spoof' revealed

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 0:56
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A tongue-in-cheek plan to move the entire population of Hong Kong to Northern Ireland is revealed in newly released National Archives files.
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Consider Syria IS strikes, MPs urged

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 23:03
related countries: Syria Syria

MPs should consider allowing Britain to bomb Islamic State targets in Syria, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says.
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More UK Tunisia dead are repatriated

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 19:21
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia
related places: Tunis

The bodies of nine more Britons killed in the Tunisian beach attack arrive back in the UK on an RAF aircraft.
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Feuding ukulele bands in court

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 15:50
related countries: Germany Germany

A British ukulele band wins a High Court battle against a rival German-based group it accused of copying its act.
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Carney devastated for Bassett

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 13:56
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Bassett

Karen Carney says she is "devastated" for England's Laura Bassett, who scored an own goal in the semi-final loss to Japan.
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Rediscovered Bacon pictures auctioned

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 10:20
related places: London

Two self-portrait studies by Francis Bacon held in a private collection for more than 30 years sell for a combined £30m at a sale at Sotheby's in London.
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Greece contagion risk 'low' for UK

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 7:33

Sir Jon Cunliffe, the deputy governor of the Bank of England, tells the BBC Greece is in a "very dangerous situation", but says actions have been taken in the UK to prevent contagion.
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Police criticised for abuse inquiries

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 6:45

Police in England and Wales failed to carry out effective investigations into allegations of child abuse and neglect, a report says.
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Sampson 'so proud of England heroes'

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 5:49
related countries: Japan Japan

England boss Mark Sampson says his side deserve to head home as heroes after suffering a semi-final defeat by Japan.
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From Gazza to Bassett: 25 years of tears

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 3:23

After Laura Bassett's own goal knocks England out of the World Cup, memories of Paul Gascoigne's tears come flooding back.
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Japan 2-1 England

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 1:34
related countries: Japan Japan

England suffer semi-final heartbreak in the Women's World Cup as an injury-time own goal sends Japan through to the final.
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Online trolls are cowards - Watson

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 20:22
related places: Wimbledon

British number one Heather Watson says her detractors on social media are "cowards" after making into round three at Wimbledon.
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WW2 Kindertransport hero Winton dies

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 20:14

Sir Nicholas Winton, who organised the rescue of 669 children destined for Nazi concentration camps, dies aged 106
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Prince William calls England squad

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 18:28
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Cambridge

England receive a surprise phone call from the Duke of Cambridge before their Women's World Cup semi-final with Japan.
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Impressive Watson into round three

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 17:15
related places: Wimbledon

British number one Heather Watson beats Daniela Hantuchova to reach the third round at Wimbledon for the second time in her career.
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England name Rashid in Ashes squad

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 15:42
related countries: Australia Australia

Yorkshire leg-spinner Adil Rashid is included in England's 13-man squad for the opening Ashes Test against Australia.
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Thousands attend HK democracy rally

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 15:13
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Tens of thousands of people in Hong Kong attend a pro-democracy rally to mark the 18th anniversary of Britain handing the territory back to China.
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First UK Tunisia dead returned home

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 14:34
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

The bodies of eight of the British tourists killed by a gunman in Tunisia last Friday are returned to the UK on an RAF flight.
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UK outlook 'worsens' on Greece crisis

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 12:42
related countries: Greece Greece

The outlook for the UK's financial stability has worsened in the light of events in Greece, Bank of England governor Mark Carney warns.
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England's hottest day since 2006

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 12:29

England basks in sunshine as temperatures reach the hottest they have been for nine years.
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Liverpool sign Clyne in £12.5m deal

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 11:48
related places: Liverpool, Southampton

Liverpool sign England right-back Nathaniel Clyne from Premier League rivals Southampton in a £12.5m deal.
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Singer Shah scoops culture award

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 11:06

Singer-songwriter Nadine Shah is named best performer at an award ceremony honouring the best music, theatre and art in north-east England.
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Caitlyn Jenner on women's power list

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 10:52

Trans woman Caitlyn Jenner makes this year's Woman's Hour Power List of top 10 influencers, alongside Angelina Jolie, Sia, Anna Wintour and Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon.
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