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Channel 4 boss voices US buyout fears

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 13:35
related countries: United States United States

The purchase of parts of UK TV by US media companies poses a risk to innovation and risk-taking, the head of Channel 4 suggests.
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HSBC boss in 'capital flight' claim

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 10:28

Uncertainty over an independent Scotland's currency could lead to "capital flight" from the country, the chairman of HSBC claims.
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Scots folk singer Jean Redpath dies

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 8:41

The Scottish singer and champion of folk music Jean Redpath dies at the age of 77 in an Arizona hospice.
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LSE rights issue to raise almost £1bn

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 8:03
related countries: United States United States

The London Stock Exchange is raising £938m in a shareholders rights issue to help fund a £1.6bn US acquisition.
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Briton Ward one match from US Open

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 6:03
related countries: United States United States

British number two James Ward is one match away from the US Open main draw after a 6-4 6-4 win over Vincent Millot.
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London 'Europe's dearest culture hub'

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 2:56
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: London, Warsaw

London is the most expensive city in Europe for cultural activities, with Warsaw the cheapest, a survey suggests.
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Hunt on for 'UK' beheading suspect

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 16:40
related countries: United States United States

Police and security services are trying to identify a jihadist - thought to be British - in connection with the killing of US journalist James Foley.
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Prior happy to be Buttler back-up

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 15:23

Wicketkeeper Matt Prior denies his England career is over but says he is prepared to back-up his successor Jos Buttler.
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VIDEO: One Briton a fortnight helped to die

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 9:01
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Zurich

A study in Switzerland says that on average, one British person a fortnight travels to the city of Zurich for help to end their lives.
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Radio host Gerry Anderson dies at 69

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 8:18

Gerry Anderson, one of Northern Ireland's best known presenters, dies after a long illness.
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One Briton a fortnight helped to die

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 6:47
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

An average of around one person per fortnight travels from the UK to Switzerland to receive help to take their own life, a new study suggests.
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21% rise in sex offences on railways

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 0:59

The number of sexual offences reported on Britain's railways has risen by a fifth in a year, say British Transport Police.
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Beheading suspect 'probably British'

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 19:54
related countries: United States United States

David Cameron says it looks "increasingly likely" a man thought to have been involved in a US journalist's beheading is British.
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Obama: Foley video shocks the world

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 18:40
related countries: France France, United States United States
related places: West

US President Barack Obama says the beheading of journalist James Foley is "an act of violence that shocks the conscience of the entire world".
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PM condemns journalist's beheading

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 15:57
related countries: United States United States

The beheading of a US journalist by Islamic State militants was "shocking and depraved", says Prime Minister David Cameron.
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Bank of England split over rate rise

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 10:19

Two out of nine members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee voted to raise interest rates earlier this month, the first time in three years that policymakers have done so.
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Mental health care 'in dark ages'

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 1:17

Mental health services for young people in England are "stuck in the dark ages" and "not fit for purpose", according to a government minister.
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UK department denies 'No' vote advice

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 23:55
related places: Whitehall

A Whitehall department denies advising its staff to vote "No" in the Scottish independence referendum.
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Rail fares to rise 3.5% for 2015

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 15:55

Regulated rail fares in England will rise by 3.5% in January 2015, following the release of inflation figures for July.
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Inbetweeners thrash Sly at box office

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 15:54
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The second Inbetweeners film continues to dominate the UK and Ireland box office chart, leaving the latest Expendables sequel floundering in its wake.
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Arrest over shipping container death

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 14:17
related places: Tilbury

A man is arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after a man was found dead inside a shipping container in Essex.
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Men in court on trafficking charges

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 13:28

Two men have appeared in court charged with a series of people trafficking offences.
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Inflation falls more than expected

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 12:09

The annual rate of UK inflation rate falls more than expected in July to 1.6% as the cost of clothing, footwear, food and non-alcoholic drinks eases during the month.
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Man charged over Borneo killings

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 11:54

A 23-year-old man is charged with murder of two British students earlier this month in Borneo.
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London drives house price increase

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 11:06

Annual house price inflation was 10.2% in the year to June, driven by a 19.3% London rise, according to the Office for National Statistics.
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UK trader guilty of rate rigging

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 9:43
related countries: United States United States

A former senior trader at Rabobank has pleaded guilty to interest rate rigging in the US.
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Indian media blame Dhoni & Fletcher

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 9:31
related countries: India India

After three humiliating defeats by England, calls are getting louder in India to sack captain Mahdenra Singh Dhoni.
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Police 'breach social media rules'

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 9:05

Hundreds of police officers in England and Wales have been investigated for breaching social media guidelines, an investigation reveals.
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World War One: Kenya's forgotten heroes

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 1:04

Remembering the Africans who fought for Britain in WW1
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EE top in UK mobile performance

Monday, August 18th 2014, 23:00

EE has again been ranked top overall in research comparing the performance of the UK's mobile networks, with Vodafone coming last.
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VIDEO: Assange 'to leave embassy soon'

Monday, August 18th 2014, 22:50
related places: London

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has suggested he will leave the Ecuadorean embassy in London "soon".
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VIDEO: Afghan stowaways seeking UK asylum

Monday, August 18th 2014, 22:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A group of people from Afghanistan rescued from a shipping container in Essex are claiming asylum in the UK, the Home Office has said.
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BBC's James Alexander Gordon dies

Monday, August 18th 2014, 21:53

James Alexander Gordon, one of the most recognisable voices in British broadcasting, dies at the age of 78.
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PM defends 'clear' Iraq strategy

Monday, August 18th 2014, 18:02
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Prime Minister David Cameron insists the government's position on Iraq is "clear" and says the UK will not deploy "boots on the ground".
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England call up Hales for ODI series

Monday, August 18th 2014, 17:31
related countries: India India
related places: Hales

England call up Nottinghamshire batsman Alex Hales for the one-day series against India starting next week.
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Men found guilty of shooting murder

Monday, August 18th 2014, 16:14
related places: London

Three men are found guilty of murdering a mother who was shot dead while out celebrating her 24th birthday in north-west London.
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Assange 'to leave' Ecuador embassy

Monday, August 18th 2014, 14:09
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador
related places: London

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange suggests he will "soon" leave London's Ecuadorean embassy but a spokesman for the website says the UK must first call off its "siege".
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Anderson promises bowling aggression

Monday, August 18th 2014, 12:47

James Anderson says he will not curb his aggression as he closes in on Sir Ian Botham's Test wicket record for England.
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VIDEO: Inside Mogadishu's khat market

Monday, August 18th 2014, 12:43
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia

Khat - a plant used as a stimulant - was banned as a class C drug in the UK earlier this year. This has meant that its mainly Kenyan producers and exporters have been forced to direct their supplies closer to home, to Somalia.
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Fracking protesters glued to doors

Monday, August 18th 2014, 11:09

Anti-fracking campaigners claim to have super-glued themselves to the doors of a government building in orchestrated protests around the UK.
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India fined after England defeat

Monday, August 18th 2014, 9:18
related countries: India India

India are punished for a slow over-rate during their innings defeat by England in fifth Test at The Oval.
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UK oil forecasts 'too pessimistic'

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 23:28

Future North Sea oil and gas revenues could be six times higher than an economic watchdog has forecast, a report claims.
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Why Paris doesn't want a Scottish Yes

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 23:12
related countries: France France

Why the French government is cool on Scottish independence
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Unnecessary remands 'waste millions'

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 23:03

Courts in England and Wales wasted almost £250m last year by remanding people in custody unnecessarily, the Howard League for Penal Reform says.
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Cameron warns of IS threat to UK

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 20:44
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Islamic State militants in Iraq could grow strong enough to target people "on the streets of Britain" unless action is taken, warns David Cameron.
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Wife convinced Cook not to quit

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 18:11
related countries: India India

Alastair Cook says his wife Alice convinced him to stay on as England captain and lead his side to victory over India.
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GB top medal table with 12 golds

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 16:02

Mo Farah, Greg Rutherford and the relay teams help Britain to a record 12 gold medals at the European Championships.
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England rout India to wrap up series

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 15:42
related countries: India India

England rout India by an innings and 244 runs in the final Test at The Oval to complete a 3-1 series triumph.
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Leading historian backs Yes campaign

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 13:20

The leading Scottish historian, Sir Tom Devine, announces he is now planning to vote "Yes" in the independence referendum.
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Oil and gas prospects to be examined

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 12:29

The Scottish government is to team up with industry and academics to examine the prospects of finding oil and gas to the west of Scotland.
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VIDEO: The reindeer herders battling a mine

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 4:11
related countries: Sweden Sweden

A British mining company is at the centre of a bitter dispute with the Sami reindeer herders over its plans to drill for iron ore in the far north of Sweden.
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VIDEO: WW1 memorial to honour Wales' fallen

Saturday, August 16th 2014, 18:30

About 1,000 people gather to see the unveiling of a lasting monument to Welsh soldiers who died in World War One in Flanders.
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England tighten grip over India

Saturday, August 16th 2014, 18:27
related countries: India India

Joe Root's unbeaten 92 helps England open up a commanding first-innings lead of 237 over India in the final Test.
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Child wins European 400m hurdles gold

Saturday, August 16th 2014, 15:30

Britain's Eilidh Child wins 400m hurdles gold and Lynsey Sharp silver in the 800m at the European Championships.
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India beat England in Women's Test

Saturday, August 16th 2014, 13:44
related countries: India India

Captain Mithali Raj stars as India beat England by six wickets on the fourth day of the Women's Test at Wormsley.
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Australian PM comments 'offensive'

Saturday, August 16th 2014, 12:42
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Scotland's first minister says the Australian prime minister's negative comments on Scottish independence were "foolish and hypocritical".
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Clark aims for World Cup glory

Saturday, August 16th 2014, 12:40
related countries: Canada Canada

Prop Rochelle Clark says England are confident of winning their first World Cup for 20 years as they face Canada in the final on Sunday.
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Season to begin after record spending

Friday, August 15th 2014, 19:10

The Premier League season gets under way on Saturday following a record summer of transfer spending in England's top league.
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UK 'would consider arming Kurds'

Friday, August 15th 2014, 18:25
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The UK would "consider favourably" any request for arms from the Kurds in their battle with extremists in Iraq, the foreign secretary has confirmed.
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VIDEO: BBC on board RAF mission in Iraq

Friday, August 15th 2014, 17:29
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A BBC crew has joined an RAF reconnaissance mission over Iraq to see how British Tornado aircraft are helping to plot Islamic State positions on the ground.
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UK summons Russian envoy over Ukraine

Friday, August 15th 2014, 16:55
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

Moscow's ambassador to the UK is summoned by the Foreign Office to "clarify" reports of a Russian military incursion into Ukraine.
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From death row to graduation ceremony

Friday, August 15th 2014, 13:47
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: London

A maximum security prison in Kenya has been the unusual setting for a ceremony awarding a diploma from the University of London.
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Salmonella outbreak investigated

Friday, August 15th 2014, 11:35

Public Health England is investigating a Salmonella outbreak which has affected more than 150 people in England over the past few months.
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UK economic growth revised upwards

Friday, August 15th 2014, 9:42

The UK economy grew by 3.2% in the second quarter compared with the same period last year, slightly higher than the original 3.1% estimate.
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Balfour reaffirms Carillion snub

Friday, August 15th 2014, 7:04

UK construction firm Balfour Beatty has repeated its rejection of a takeover approach from rival Carillion.
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VIDEO: Teletext kept alive at art festival

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 17:45

Teletext may have disappeared from British TV screens - but artists across Europe are keeping the format alive.
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Npower costs prompt 38% profit fall

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 16:00
related countries: Germany Germany

Npower, says it is getting on top of late billing problems in the UK, but first-half profit fell 38%
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Pitt war film to end London festival

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 13:47
related places: London

Fury, a World War II tank drama starring Hollywood actor Brad Pitt, is to close this year's London Film Festival, organisers announce.
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UK ready to help over Iraq - Cameron

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 12:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The UK is ready to "help out in the right way" in Iraq where thousands of people have fled Islamist militants, Prime Minister David Cameron says.
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UK exports to EU 'dead in the water'

Thursday, August 14th 2014, 10:20

The UK's economic recovery is unlikely to be export driven as its biggest trading partner is "dead in the water", a Bank of England policymaker has said.
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Obesity 'linked to 10 cancers'

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 23:13

Being overweight raises the risk of developing some of the most common cancers, according to a study of more than five million adults in the UK.
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Failing GP practices face closure

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 23:10

Failing GP practices will face closure under plans being unveiled in England by the Care Quality Commission.
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How to crack the US market

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 21:58
related countries: United States United States

How British firms can best succeed in the US market
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GB's Dasaolu powers to 100m gold

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 20:22

James Dasaolu wins 100m gold and Harry Aikines-Aryeetey bronze on a brilliant night for Britain at the European Championships.
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Farah battles to 10,000m European gold

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 18:56

Britain's Mo Farah has to fight hard to win European 10,000m gold, while team-mate Andy Vernon snatches a silver medal.
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Man Utd's Shaw out for four weeks

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 18:36
related places: Shaw

Manchester United and England defender Luke Shaw is ruled out of action for four weeks with a hamstring injury.
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Bank of England cuts wage forecast

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 13:31

The Bank of England cuts its forecast for average wage growth in half, predicting average wages to rise by 1.25% this year.
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UK jobless rate nears six-year low

Wednesday, August 13th 2014, 13:18

The UK unemployment rate falls to 6.4% in the three months to June, close to a six-year low but wage growth is the slowest on record.
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Warning over UK's youth unemployment

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 23:14

The IPPR think tank says a full-blown economic recovery will not help fix the UK's youth unemployment problem, which it says is structural.
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Pavey, 40, wins Euros 10,000m gold

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 22:08

Britain's Jo Pavey, 40, becomes the oldest ever European Championships female gold medalist by winning 10,000m in Zurich.
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RAF jets in Cyprus for Iraq mission

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 21:37
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Iraq Iraq

RAF Tornado jets from the UK arrive in Cyprus to support relief efforts in Iraq, as the Foreign Office says Chinook helicopters will also be sent to assist aid operations.
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Sony reveals PlayStation TV launch

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 20:09
related countries: United States United States

Sony will launch its PlayStation TV in the US, UK, and Europe in the autumn in a bid to take on other streaming television consoles like AppleTV and Roku.
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UK warns over Israel export licences

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 18:50
related countries: Israel Israel

Ministers identify 12 military export licenses to Israel that they would suspend if "significant hostilities" resume in Gaza.
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Scarratt confident of England success

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 16:19

England centre Emily Scarratt says her side "have a great chance" of winning the Women's Rugby World Cup.
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Autonomy exec fights back in HP row

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 15:36

Computer giant Hewlett-Packard (HP) has been accused in a court filing of "mismanagement" in its 2011 takeover of UK software firm Autonomy.
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Tobacco giant ready to sue UK

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 15:09

Tobacco giant Phillip Morris says it is prepared to sue the UK government should it implement a law mandating plain packaging for cigarettes.
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UK makes second air drop in Iraq

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 12:58
related countries: Iraq Iraq

RAF planes dropped a second round of lifesaving aid to refugees in northern Iraq overnight, the UK government confirms.
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Kaneria life ban appeal is refused

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 11:49
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Former Pakistan bowler Danish Kaneria's application to appeal against a life ban for spot-fixing is refused by the Court of Appeal.
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Hoddle joins QPR as first-team coach

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 10:23

Queens Park Rangers appoint former England boss Glenn Hoddle in a coaching role to work alongside manager Harry Redknapp.
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No damages for prisoners denied vote

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 9:22

The European Court of Human Rights rules that the UK has again breached prisoners' rights by failing to give them the vote - but refused to award damages.
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Suicides blamed on jail conditions

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 8:05

Overcrowding and lack of staff have contributed to an increase in suicides in jails in England and Wales, the chief inspector of prisons says.
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General condemns UK stance on Iraq

Tuesday, August 12th 2014, 5:39
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A senior British military figure accuses the UK government of being "commitment-phobic" over the crisis in Iraq.
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Majority of Scots back using pound

Monday, August 11th 2014, 21:30

A majority of Scots think an independent Scotland should continue to use the pound, according to the Scottish Social Attitudes survey.
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RBS may sell Coutts International

Monday, August 11th 2014, 20:21

Royal Bank of Scotland says it is looking into selling Coutts International, the overseas arm of the bank that has the Queen's account.
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Ostrich conman to be extradited

Monday, August 11th 2014, 13:39
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Swansea

A fugitive drug dealing conman from Swansea who swindled ostrich farm investors and then went on the run in South Africa is to be extradited to the UK.
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Anti-Mugabe radio station shuts down

Monday, August 11th 2014, 12:31

A UK-based radio station opposed to Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's government shuts down after 13 years after donors cut funding, its manager says.
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Travel warning after storm hits

Monday, August 11th 2014, 12:27

Parts of Scotland are badly affected by high winds and heavy rain in the wake of what was Hurricane Bertha.
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UK pork farmers face sanctions hit

Monday, August 11th 2014, 10:15
related countries: Russia Russia

UK pork farmers will face pressure to lower prices because of Russia's ban on food imports from a number of Western countries, say experts.
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Storms continue over parts of UK

Monday, August 11th 2014, 9:32

Parts of England and Scotland continue to be affected by high winds and rain brought by the remnants of what was Hurricane Bertha.
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Gatwick and Heathrow see July record

Monday, August 11th 2014, 8:42
related places: Gatwick, Heathrow

The debate over expanding the UK's air capacity has heated up after record passenger numbers at both Heathrow and Gatwick airports in July.
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