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Cook praises England 'team effort'

Monday, May 25th 2015, 19:21
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Captain Alastair Cook said a team effort after a "rocky road" earned England victory in the first Test against New Zealand.
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NI leader has suspected heart attack

Monday, May 25th 2015, 14:49

Northern Ireland's first minister Peter Robinson is admitted to hospital with a suspected heart attack.
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ECB closing on new England coach

Monday, May 25th 2015, 14:29

The England and Wales Cricket Board is in exclusive discussions with a preferred candidate for the role of England coach.
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No referendum vote for EU citizens

Monday, May 25th 2015, 14:17
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Ireland Ireland

EU citizens living in the UK will not be eligible to vote in the "in/out" referendum on Europe, except those from Ireland, Malta and Cyprus, the government says.
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'Dancing Man' parties in Los Angeles

Monday, May 25th 2015, 12:00

A British man who attracted global support after "fat-shaming" images of him were posted online attends a party in his honour in Los Angeles.
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Stokes & Cook shine for England

Sunday, May 24th 2015, 18:10
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Ben Stokes hits the fastest Test century at Lord's and Alastair Cook is 153 not out as England rally against New Zealand.
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'Confident' Murray set for Paris bow

Sunday, May 24th 2015, 14:56
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

British number one Andy Murray is among five British players in first-round action at the French Open on Monday.
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Tax credits change 'key to EU talks'

Sunday, May 24th 2015, 12:43

Limiting the rights of EU migrants to claim tax credits is a key part of renegotiating the UK's relationship with the EU, Sajid Javid says.
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Labour to back EU referendum bill

Sunday, May 24th 2015, 11:45

Acting leader Harriet Harman says Labour has dropped its opposition to an "in/out" vote on the UK's EU membership, and will now back the government's referendum bill.
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England need fighters to win - Wood

Saturday, May 23rd 2015, 20:08
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Test debutant Mark Wood says England can still beat New Zealand at Lord's, but need "fighters" to "knock them over".
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NZ take charge against England

Saturday, May 23rd 2015, 18:44
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand tighten their grip over England with another dominant display on day three of the first Test at Lord's.
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Demolition for Corfu deaths bungalow

Saturday, May 23rd 2015, 16:40

The bungalow in Corfu where two British children died of carbon monoxide poisoning is to be demolished, its owner reveals.
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Gillespie would take England job

Saturday, May 23rd 2015, 13:53

Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie would take the England head coach job if it is offered by the England and Wales Cricket Board.
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Grange Hill's Benny Green found dead

Saturday, May 23rd 2015, 11:54
related places: London

Terry Sue-Patt, who played Benny Green in the children's TV series Grange Hill, is found dead in east London.
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Email error reveals bank's EU project

Saturday, May 23rd 2015, 9:00

The Bank of England confirms it is researching the financial risks of the UK leaving the EU after it "inadvertently" sent details of the project to the Guardian newspaper.
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Saturday, May 23rd 2015, 8:03

Councils across England and Wales call on the government to introduce a ban on the sale of legal highs.
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End adoption delays, councils told

Saturday, May 23rd 2015, 2:05

Councils in England could be forced to merge their services to speed up adoption rates, under new government powers to be announced next week.
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Sturgeon condemns leak 'dirty tricks'

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 20:39

Nicola Sturgeon calls on Alistair Carmichael to consider his position as an MP after he admits being behind the leak of a memo ahead of the election.
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Kim Jong-un brother seen in London

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 17:53
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: London

Footage has emerged showing North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un's elder brother in London - attending two Eric Clapton concerts.
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NZ batsmen punish profligate England

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 17:46
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand dominate England's bowlers to move into a strong position after two days of the first Test at Lord's.
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Edmund & Konta into French Open draw

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 16:27
related countries: France France

Britain's Kyle Edmund and Johanna Konta qualify for the main draw in the French Open at Roland Garros.
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Murray hails 'best clay-court' form

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 16:04
related countries: France France

British number one Andy Murray believes he is playing the best clay-court tennis of his career ahead of the French Open.
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NHS trusts' deficit rises to £822m

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 15:06

NHS trusts in England report a total deficit of £822m for last financial year, compared with £115m the previous year
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Cameron 'confident' of EU success

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 14:58

David Cameron says he can achieve a better deal for the UK in Europe but it won't be easy, ahead of key meetings next week with Angela Merkel and Jean-Claude Juncker.
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Tobacco firms challenge packaging law

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 12:47
related countries: United States United States

British American Tobacco and Philip Morris file legal challenges against the UK government over plain packaging for cigarettes.
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Government borrowing falls to £6.8bn

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 9:26

UK government borrowing fell to £6.8bn in April, down from £9.3bn a year earlier, official figures show.
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Alternative to adoption on the rise

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 8:15

The number of babies subject to special guardianship orders in England has tripled in two years, according to data obtained by the BBC - while adoption rates have been falling.
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Earthquake 'shakes homes' in Kent

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 7:31
related places: Kent

A 4.2 magnitude earthquake has been recorded in Kent, the British Geological Survey (BGS) says.
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US embassy man 'cyberstalked women'

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 3:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

A worker at the US embassy in London is accused of cyberstalking women, threatening to post their private photos unless they met his demands.
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New home for English National Ballet

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 0:10
related places: London

English National Ballet are to move to a new "state of the art" home in east London in 2018, its artistic director announces.
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Hodgson feared reaction to Grealish

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 21:30
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Jack Grealish was not considered for an England call-up to face Republic of Ireland in case of a backlash, Roy Hodgson says.
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PM won't 'cave in' on migration target

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 19:45

David Cameron says he will not give up on his immigration target despite net migration to the UK reaching its highest level for a decade.
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Root and Stokes lead England rally

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 17:41
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Joe Root hits 98 and Ben Stokes 92 as England recover from 30-4 to reach 354-7 in the first Test against New Zealand.
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Ecclestone challenges £1bn tax move

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 17:32

F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone goes to court to challenge the legal basis of assessments that have left him facing a UK tax claim of more than £1bn.
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Cab driver guilty of Iraq bomb murder

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 17:19
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

A London cab driver is found guilty of the murder of a US soldier in Iraq eight years ago, after his fingerprints were found on roadside bombs.
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Rowling 'vindicated' in libel case

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 14:01
related places: London

Author JK Rowling feels "fully vindicated and her reputation restored" after the Daily Mail's apology to the author is read out in London's High Court.
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Vardy and Austin in England squad

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 12:59
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Slovenia Slovenia

Leicester forward Jamie Vardy and QPR striker Charlie Austin are in England's squad to play two internationals in June.
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VIDEO: Olympic rings unveiled in Rio

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 9:02

Large Olympic rings from the London 2012 Games have been unveiled in Rio.
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UK terror suspect 'living in Denmark'

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 23:51
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Manchester

A terror suspect from Manchester, banned from returning to Britain, is living freely in Denmark, a report by Newsbeat reveals.
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GPs' leader attacks seven-day plan

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 23:11

David Cameron needs to "get real" and ditch his "surreal obsession" with opening GP surgeries in England seven days a week, the British Medical Association says.
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Eight charged over Hatton Garden heist

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 23:09

Eight men have been charged with conspiracy to burgle following the Hatton Garden jewellery heist, Scotland Yard says.
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Airbus warns about UK exit from EU

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 21:28

One of the UK's big manufacturers, Airbus, warns that the UK should remain inside the EU to guarantee future investment.
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Gillespie to hold England job talks

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 15:29

Jason Gillespie will meet England director Andrew Strauss in the next 24 hours to discuss the vacant head coach role.
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Thomas Cook 'deeply sorry' over deaths

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 13:02

The chief executive of Thomas Cook says he is "deeply sorry" about the deaths of two British children on holiday in Corfu.
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Ashton recalled to England squad

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 12:26

Chris Ashton and Maro Itoje, his 20-year-old Saracens team-mate, are named in England's 50-man World Cup training squad.
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Kane in England Under-21 squad

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 10:56
related places: Tottenham

Tottenham striker Harry Kane is included in the England squad for the 2015 European Under-21 Championship.
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Da Vinci drawings to go on UK tour

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 9:20
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Ten drawings by Leonardo da Vinci from the Queen's Royal Collection are to tour the UK and Ireland next year.
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Business should speak up for EU - CBI

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 8:25

Businesses should "speak out early" in favour of remaining in a reformed European Union, the president of the Confederation of British Industry says.
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Child obesity 'starting even younger'

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 0:01

The average age at which people in the UK first become overweight is decreasing, figures indicate.
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'Too many dying without dignity'

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 23:55

Thousands of dying patients are being let down by poor end-of-life care provision, the organisation that makes final decisions about NHS complaints in England says.
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Jodrell Bank among funding winners

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 23:05

Lottery funding worth £98m is being given to nine heritage sites, including projects to preserve Britain's scientific and technological history.
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Hard to say no to England - Farbrace

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 19:45

England caretaker-coach Paul Farbrace says he would find it hard to turn down the chance to do the job on a permanent basis.
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Pitch Perfect 2 tops UK box office

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 16:38

Musical comedy Pitch Perfect 2 tops the UK box office in its opening weekend, beating Mad Max: Fury Road into second place.
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UK inflation rate turns negative

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 14:51

UK consumer price inflation turned negative in April for the first time since 1960, falling to -0.1%, helped by falling transport and food prices.
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Prince Charles meets Gerry Adams

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 13:46

Prince Charles meets Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams in a major conciliatory step in the Northern Ireland peace process.
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Gillespie needs England 'persuasion'

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 12:16

Jason Gillespie says he would take "persuading" to leave Yorkshire for the England coach's job, but says he is "humbled".
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UK house price rises 'accelerate'

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 11:47
related places: March

UK house prices accelerated with a 9.6% increase in the year to the end of March, according to official figures.
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Deutsche Bank mulls UK EU exit plan

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 8:25
related countries: Germany Germany

Deutsche Bank has set up a "working group" to review whether to move parts of its British divisions to Germany if the UK leaves the EU.
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Call to lower drink-drive limit

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 7:21

The government is urged to lower the drink-drive limit in England and Wales and do more to discourage female drink-drivers.
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British man killed in Kabul named

Monday, May 18th 2015, 20:24
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Huddersfield, Kabul

A British national killed in a car bomb attack in Kabul on Sunday is named as Michael Hampshire from Huddersfield.
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Thomas Cook donates Corfu payout

Monday, May 18th 2015, 14:58

Thomas Cook donates half of the compensation it received after the deaths of two British children in Corfu to Unicef.
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VIDEO: UK team snow-kite to Greenland record

Monday, May 18th 2015, 12:43
related countries: Greenland Greenland

A team of four British adventurers has broken the record for the fastest crossing of Greenland's ice cap.
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Bain earns first Scotland call-up

Monday, May 18th 2015, 10:02
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Qatar Qatar
related places: Dundee

Dundee keeper Scott Bain is in the Scotland squad for the first time for June's games against Qatar and the Republic of Ireland.
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Harlequins agree to sign Roberts

Monday, May 18th 2015, 9:51
related countries: France France

Harlequins agree a deal to sign Wales international centre Jamie Roberts from French Top 14 side Racing Metro.
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JCB boss: UK should not fear EU exit

Monday, May 18th 2015, 8:20

The chairman of construction equipment manufacturer JCB says the UK could survive outside the European Union.
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Bond fans watch filming on Thames

Monday, May 18th 2015, 6:52
related places: London

James Bond fans lined the River Thames to watch 007 stunts being filmed in London.
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McIlroy wins in Wells Fargo record

Monday, May 18th 2015, 6:51

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy wins the Wells Fargo Championship by seven strokes to set a new tournament record.
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Sex abuse of disabled adults revealed

Monday, May 18th 2015, 0:07
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

Nearly 5,000 incidents of sexual abuse against disabled adults were reported in England in two years, the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme learns.
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UK adventurers smash Greenland record

Sunday, May 17th 2015, 17:23
related countries: Greenland Greenland

A team of British adventurers break the record for the fastest coast-to-coast crossing of Greenland - beating the previous record by more than eight days.
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Unite warns Labour to serve workers

Sunday, May 17th 2015, 15:48

The Unite union's affiliation to Labour could be reconsidered unless the party shows it represents ordinary working people, its leader says.
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England clinch Netball Europe crown

Sunday, May 17th 2015, 14:23
related places: Belfast

England thrash hosts Northern Ireland 64-22 to win the Netball Europe Championship in style in Belfast.
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Firm apologises over Corfu gas deaths

Sunday, May 17th 2015, 9:54
related countries: Greece Greece

Thomas Cook apologises to the parents of two children who died from carbon monoxide poisoning while on holiday in Corfu, as it is reported the firm received £3.5m in compensation following the tragedy.
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Soap awards pay tribute to Kirkbride

Sunday, May 17th 2015, 9:38
related places: Kirkbride

The late Coronation Street star Anne Kirkbride wins the outstanding achievement award at this year's British Soap Awards.
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Scots Labour leader Murphy to resign

Saturday, May 16th 2015, 17:56

Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy announces he is to resign next month despite narrowly surviving a vote of no confidence.
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Pietersen 'was offered clean slate'

Saturday, May 16th 2015, 13:14

Kevin Pietersen says he was offered "a clean slate" by the ECB, clarifying his anger over his omission by England.
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McIlroy in Quail Hollow contention

Saturday, May 16th 2015, 5:42

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy moves to within three shots of the lead in the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow.
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Unused Chinooks to return from Nepal

Friday, May 15th 2015, 20:15
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Three RAF Chinook helicopters sent to Nepal to help the aid effort in the country to return to the UK without having been used, the government says.
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Tuilagi admits police officer assault

Friday, May 15th 2015, 16:56

England rugby player Manu Tuilagi will not play in this year's World Cup after admitting assaulting two police officers.
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Society musical ends Spacey tenure

Friday, May 15th 2015, 13:23
related places: London

The final production of Kevin Spacey's tenure as artistic director of the Old Vic - Cole Porter musical High Society - opens at the London theatre.
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I did not mislead Pietersen - Graves

Friday, May 15th 2015, 13:13

New England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Colin Graves says he did not deceive Kevin Pietersen over a potential England recall.
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Poet Motion escapes 'suffocating' UK

Friday, May 15th 2015, 12:21
related countries: United States United States

Poet Sir Andrew Motion is to leave Britain for a new job in the US, saying being known in the UK as a former poet laureate can be "suffocating".
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PM will 'look at' powers proposals

Friday, May 15th 2015, 12:14
related places: Edinburgh

David Cameron says he would "look at" any proposals for further powers for Scotland but wants to get the Smith Commission plans implemented first.
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Cavendish wins third California stage

Friday, May 15th 2015, 8:25

Britain's Mark Cavendish sprints to a third stage win on a rain-soaked fifth leg of the Tour of California.
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SABMiller buys brewer Meantime

Friday, May 15th 2015, 7:39
related places: Greenwich, London

SABMiller has agreed to acquire Meantime Brewing Company, a craft brewer based in Greenwich, London.
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More beaches face quality failures

Friday, May 15th 2015, 2:34

A record number of England's beaches are at risk of failing to meet EU water quality standards this year, the Environment Agency warns.
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RAF jets escort Russian aircraft

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 20:44
related countries: Russia Russia

RAF jets are scrambled after two Russian military aircraft are seen flying north of Scotland towards UK airspace.
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Lyth to make Test debut against NZ

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 16:43
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Adam Lyth will make his England debut in the first Test against New Zealand at Lord's, with Mark Wood also in the squad.
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English cities offered greater power

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 16:41

Chancellor George Osborne sets out plans to give cities powers over housing, transport and policing, as part of a devolution "revolution" for England.
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Greece rules out Elgin Marbles case

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 15:15
related countries: Greece Greece

Greece rules out taking legal action against the UK to reclaim the Elgin Marbles from the British Museum after decades of dispute.
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Hand-sewn Wikipedia page unveiled

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 14:17

A giant embroidery of a Wikipedia page - measuring 13 metres long - is unveiled at the British Library as part of the celebrations surrounding the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.
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Pietersen 'deserves England chance'

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 11:56

Kevin Pietersen "maybe" deserves the chance to be considered for England selection in the future, says ex-team-mate Ian Bell.
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Lucian Freud nude sets new record

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 11:37
related places: New York

A life-sized nude by Lucian Freud sells at auction in New York for $56.2 million (£35.6m), setting a new record for the late British painter.
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Carney rejects migrant labour fears

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 10:30

Bank of England governor Mark Carney, speaking in a BBC interview, dismisses fears that cheap foreign labour has reduced UK productivity.
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Brightman postpones space trip

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 7:30

British soprano Sarah Brightman calls off her trip to the International Space Station citing "personal family reasons".
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US stripped of Olympic relay medals

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 19:10
related countries: United States United States

The USA 4x100m relay team are stripped of their London 2012 Olympic silver medals because of Tyson Gay's drugs ban.
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Prince's private letters published

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 18:59

Private letters sent between the Prince of Wales and government ministers a decade ago are published after a lengthy legal battle.
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'No England approach for Gillespie'

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 17:25

Yorkshire's director of cricket says England have made no approach for head coach Jason Gillespie to succeed Peter Moores.
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Tom Hardy 'ready' for next Mad Max

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 15:48

British actor Tom Hardy says he is "totally ready" to reprise the role of Mad Max in the next film in a planned trilogy.
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VIDEO: Asia heads global school league

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 13:32

An international study of how schools perform puts Asian countries in the top five places, and the UK in 20th place.
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UK warship rescues hundreds from Med

Wednesday, May 13th 2015, 12:44

A British warship has rescued hundreds of migrants from the Mediterranean, the Ministry of Defence says.
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