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New York collapse no big deal - Farah

Sunday, March 16th 2014, 14:46
related places: New York

Mo Farah is "feeling good" despite collapsing after finishing the New York half-marathon second behind Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai.
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US country stars hit London festival

Sunday, March 16th 2014, 12:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

Some of the US's top country music acts including Dixie Chicks and Zac Brown Band play for 15,000 fans at London's Country to Country festival.
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Gorillaz artist creates library art

Sunday, March 16th 2014, 10:55

Gorillaz co-creator Jamie Hewlett creates an artwork of a caped female who has vanquished a super hero for a comics exhibition at the British Library.
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Scarlett Johansson on playing 'unscripted' scavenging alien

Sunday, March 16th 2014, 0:47

Scarlett Johansson on playing a human-scavenging alien
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MPs claim Yes would damage education

Sunday, March 16th 2014, 0:07

A Westminster committee says independence would have a damaging effect on higher education and research in Scotland.
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Helicopter's flight recorder found

Saturday, March 15th 2014, 19:23

The flight voice recorder of the crashed helicopter that killed four people in Norfolk, including Northern Ireland peer Lord Ballyedmond, is recovered for analysis.
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Tories criticise corroboration move

Saturday, March 15th 2014, 17:37

Proposals to scrap the need for two sources of evidence in Scottish criminal trials are criticised at the Scottish Tory Party conference.
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Wales 51-3 Scotland

Saturday, March 15th 2014, 16:38
related places: Cardiff

Wales score seven tries to thrash Scotland after visiting full-back Stuart Hogg is sent off in the first half in Cardiff.
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Italy 11-52 England

Saturday, March 15th 2014, 14:46
related countries: Italy Italy

England fail to beat Ireland to the Six Nations title despite a thumping victory over an error-ridden Italy.
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US accuses 16 banks of Libor fraud

Friday, March 14th 2014, 21:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

A US regulator sues 16 banks - including some of the world's largest - for allegedly manipulating the London interbank offered rate (Libor).
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Peer 'concern' over crash helicopter

Friday, March 14th 2014, 20:53

A Northern Ireland peer killed in an air accident in Norfolk along with three others, had raised concerns about the helicopter that crashed, the BBC learns.
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O'Driscoll seeks title-winning exit

Friday, March 14th 2014, 17:25
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Brian O'Driscoll hopes to sign off in style with an Ireland Six Nations title, but England retain a chance of the crown as well.
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London Market Report

Friday, March 14th 2014, 17:11

London Market Report
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Bellingham chemotherapy 'going well'

Friday, March 14th 2014, 16:56

Actress and TV presenter Lynda Bellingham reveals that her treatment for cancer is "going swimmingly" as she collects an OBE from the Prince of Wales.
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US-Russia in Ukraine crisis talks

Friday, March 14th 2014, 15:39
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: London, Crimea, Sunday

US and Russian envoys hold key talks in London on the Ukraine crisis, as Sunday's disputed referendum in Crimea looms.
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Leicester's Flood to join Toulouse

Friday, March 14th 2014, 14:07
related countries: France France
related places: Toulouse

French side Toulouse confirm Leicester Tigers and England fly-half Toby Flood will join them from next season.
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NI peer among helicopter crash dead

Friday, March 14th 2014, 11:33

Northern Ireland peer and industrialist Lord Ballyedmond is confirmed as one of four people who died in a helicopter crash in Norfolk.
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Stolen bank cards highest since 2006

Friday, March 14th 2014, 11:18

Consumers are being warned about a series of bank card scams, after fraud from stolen cards rose to its highest level in eight years, says the UK Cards Association
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UK astronaut's mission needs a name

Friday, March 14th 2014, 6:54

The European Space Agency asks people to choose a name for British astronaut Major Tim Peake's next mission.
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WW1 dead to be reburied 100 years on

Friday, March 14th 2014, 3:02

Twenty British soldiers are to be reinterred in Northern France, almost 100 years after they were killed in action during the Battle of Loos.
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PM urged to help jailed Britons

Friday, March 14th 2014, 1:04
related countries: India India

Relatives of six former British soldiers jailed in India are urging the prime minister to help free them.
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England confidence restored - Morgan

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 23:57

Eoin Morgan says England will begin the World Twenty20 with renewed confidence after winning the final T20 in West Indies.
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Jordan inspires England to victory

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 22:32

Chris Jordan inspires England to a five-run win over West Indies in their final match before the World Twenty20.
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England replace Marler with Vunipola

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 21:33
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Mako Vunipola replaces father-to-be Joe Marler for England in Saturday's Six Nations match against Italy in Rome.
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Diana 'gave royal phone book to NoW'

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 19:20

Princess Diana gave a royal phone book to the News of the World because she wanted to "take on" her estranged husband, Prince Charles, the Old Bailey phone-hacking trial hears.
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Cantona cautioned for common assault

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 17:45
related places: London

Former Manchester United footballer Eric Cantona is arrested in north London and cautioned by police for common assault.
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NHS pay squeeze sparks strike threat

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 14:43

Unions have reacted with anger to ministers' announcement of a fresh round of below-inflation pay rises for NHS staff in England.
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Bankers may have to return bonuses

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 13:56

Bankers may have to return their bonuses up to six years after receiving them, says the Bank of England.
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Stars gather to honour David Frost

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 13:34
related places: London

Around 2,000 people, including Sir Terry Wogan and Joanna Lumley, attend a memorial service for Sir David Frost in London.
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Wales make six changes for Scotland

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 11:09

Wales change both half-backs and drop Lions forwards Richard Hibbard and Adam Jones for the final Six Nations game with Scotland.
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Adult social care 'under pressure'

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 1:12

Adult social care in England is under increasing pressure and the government has "no idea" how long the system can cope, an inquiry finds.
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Give more aid to Myanmar, say MPs

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 0:10
related countries: Burma Burma

The UK government should raise its annual aid to Myanmar from £60m to £100m to help the country reform, despite concerns over human rights, MPs recommend.
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Murray knocked out at Indian Wells

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 22:02
related countries: India India

Milos Raonic knocks out British number one Andy Murray in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.
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EU referendum unlikely, says Labour

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 15:42
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Ed Miliband says an EU referendum is "unlikely" if he wins the next general election, but David Cameron argues that Labour's position makes "no sense whatsoever".
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G4S pays £108.9m for tagging scandal

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 15:03

Troubled security firm G4S pays the UK government £108.9m for the tagging scandal, and admits that 2013 was "an extremely challenging year".
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Block on Charles's letters unlawful

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 12:22

The attorney general's decision to block publication of letters written by the Prince of Wales to government ministers is ruled unlawful.
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Chris Tarrant suffers 'mini-stroke'

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 11:43
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok, London

Broadcaster Chris Tarrant had a "mini-stroke" while flying from Bangkok to London earlier this month from which he is now recovering in hospital, his manager confirms.
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Scotland delay team announcement

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 11:20

Scott Johnson delays naming his Scotland side to face Wales amid injury concerns over Tommy Seymour and Max Evans.
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McFadden misses out on Winter gold

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 10:57

Tatyana McFadden missed out on adding Winter Paralympic sprint gold to her three London 2012 titles by just 0.1 seconds.
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Banksy marks Syria third anniversary

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 10:53
related countries: Syria Syria

Reclusive British street artist Banksy reworks one of his most celebrated pieces to mark the third anniversary of the ongoing conflict in Syria.
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GB's Etherington wins slalom silver

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 9:45

British skier Jade Etherington wins her third medal of the Winter Paralympics with silver in the visually impaired slalom.
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McBryde fear over Jenkins treatment

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 7:22

Wales worried that loose-head Gethin Jenkins is being "singled-out" by referees after two yellow cards in the Six Nations.
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Mental health cuts 'risk lives'

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 0:38

Cuts to mental health services in England will put lives at risk, as funds are reduced for schemes aimed at reducing suicides, ministers are warned.
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Shanghai teachers flown in for maths

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 0:38

Up to 60 Chinese maths teachers are to be brought to England raise standards in schools - as a campaign is launched to improve numeracy levels.
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Norway hears online child death case

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 23:58
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Oslo

A Norwegian woman and her British lover go on trial in Oslo, accused of killing her 22-month-old child under instructions from the UK via Skype.
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Windies beat England to win series

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 23:01

West Indies beat England by five wickets in a close-fought contest to win the Twenty20 series with a match to spare.
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Tuilagi returns to match-day squad

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 19:21
related countries: Italy Italy

Manu Tuilagi is set to replace Alex Goode on the England replacements bench for Saturday's Six Nations game against Italy.
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Journalist dies in Afghanistan attack

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 15:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Sweden Sweden
related places: A

A journalist with Swedish and British nationality has been killed in Afghanistan.
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Webb and Charteris may face Scots

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 13:32

Scrum-half Rhys Webb and lock Luke Charteris may be fit for Wales to face Scotland in the Six Nations says coach Robin McBryde.
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Carney admits Bank needs to improve

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 12:49

The Bank of England must improve its economic forecasting, governor Mark Carney tells MPs, who will later quiz him on what Bank officials knew of alleged foreign exchange rate fixing.
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Injured Root out of World Twenty20

Monday, March 10th 2014, 18:01

Joe Root will miss the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh after fracturing his thumb in the last one-day international against West Indies.
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Russia sanctions 'possible in days'

Monday, March 10th 2014, 17:11
related countries: Russia Russia

David Cameron promises the UK will not ignore Russia's incursion into Crimea, with sanctions possible "within days".
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Jude and Judi up for Olivier Awards

Monday, March 10th 2014, 15:49

Dame Judi Dench and Jude Law are among the nominees in the running for this year's Olivier Awards, one of the most high-profile events in the UK theatre calendar.
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Harry Styles extends paparazzi order

Monday, March 10th 2014, 15:34

Harry Styles has won an extension on his High Court order against four photographers for harassment in the UK.
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Hollywood star to promote NI tourism

Monday, March 10th 2014, 8:27

Hollywood star Liam Neeson takes a new role promoting his native Northern Ireland as a tourist destination.
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Gallagher wins Paralympic gold

Monday, March 10th 2014, 6:16

Kelly Gallagher wins Britain's first ever Winter Paralympic gold with victory in the super-G event in Sochi.
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Economy 'to hit 2008 peak by summer'

Monday, March 10th 2014, 0:00

The size of the UK's overall economy will surpass its pre-recession peak by this summer, says the British Chambers of Commerce.
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Broad to miss rest of T20 series

Sunday, March 9th 2014, 22:42

England captain Stuart Broad will miss his side's two remaining Twenty20 matches in West Indies with a knee injury.
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England well beaten in T20 opener

Sunday, March 9th 2014, 21:55
related countries: Barbados Barbados

England suffer a 27-run defeat by West Indies in the first of three Twenty20 internationals in Barbados.
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Johnson-Thompson wins World silver

Sunday, March 9th 2014, 18:43

Katarina Johnson-Thompson wins her first senior medal on a good final day for Britain at the World Indoor Championships.
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Lancaster joy at 'fearless' England

Sunday, March 9th 2014, 17:50

England coach Stuart Lancaster says his team had "the courage of their convictions" in the 29-18 win over Wales.
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Russia has miscalculated, says Hague

Sunday, March 9th 2014, 17:26

Russia has made a "big miscalculation" in entering Crimea and could face "far-reaching" economic sanctions, Foreign Secretary William Hague says.
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England 29-18 Wales

Sunday, March 9th 2014, 17:19

Danny Care and Luther Burrell score first-half tries as England secure a first Triple Crown in 11 years with a 29-18 win over Wales.
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Wales must reach 'another level'

Sunday, March 9th 2014, 9:33
related places: Twickenham

Wales are capable of finding another level to beat England at Twickenham in the Six Nations, says backs coach Rob Howley.
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Ex-military chief's Afghanistan plea

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 23:59
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Former head of the British armed forces Gen Lord Richards appeals for western powers not to give up on Afghanistan once troops withdraw.
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Miliband in Afghan visit to troops

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 21:22
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Labour leader Ed Miliband says he would support British military intervention in future conflicts if it was "in the national interest".
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Scotland 17-19 France

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 19:33
related countries: France France

Jean-Marc Doussain's late penalty condemns Scotland to defeat and keeps France in contention for the Six Nations title.
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Clare's Law introduced against abuse

Saturday, March 8th 2014, 9:38
related places: Law

A scheme to let people find out from police if their partner has a history of domestic violence, known as Clare's Law, is introduced in England and Wales.
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VIDEO: Afghan aid projects 'at risk'

Friday, March 7th 2014, 23:16
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Many British aid projects in Afghanistan are too ambitious and may fail to survive the withdrawal of international forces, according to an independent report for the government.
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Wales game 'will impact on World Cup'

Friday, March 7th 2014, 18:58

England coach Stuart Lancaster says a win over Wales can have a psychological impact on next year's World Cup.
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Baltacha diagnosed with liver cancer

Friday, March 7th 2014, 17:09

Former British tennis number one Elena Baltacha reveals she has been diagnosed with cancer of the liver.
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VIDEO: 'Marry me!' Harry heckled at Wembley

Friday, March 7th 2014, 16:38
related places: Wembley

Prince Harry has taken to the stage at Wembley Arena to address 12,000 young people taking part in the first We Day UK.
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Morgan replaces Vunipola for England

Friday, March 7th 2014, 10:17

Gloucester's Ben Morgan replaces the injured Billy Vunipola at number eight for England's Six Nations match against Wales.
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Constable masterpiece goes on show

Friday, March 7th 2014, 7:36

One of the greatest masterpieces of British art goes on display at National Museum Cardiff for six months.
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EU vote plan blights UK, says Cable

Friday, March 7th 2014, 4:04

David Cameron's commitment to an in/out referendum on Europe is "blighting" investment in the UK, Vince Cable warns.
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Loss in 2013 won't affect us - Robshaw

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 22:48

England captain Chris Robshaw says last year's loss to Wales will not have any bearing on Sunday's Six Nations match.
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Lawrence police 'spy' sparks inquiry

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 16:59

Revelations that a police officer spied on the family of Stephen Lawrence will lead to a judge-led public inquiry into undercover policing.
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UK interest rates kept at record low

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 14:06

The Bank of England keeps the benchmark UK interest rate at 0.5%, five years after it first cut the rate to its current record low.
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UK car sales see further increase

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 11:10

UK car sales in February were up 3% from a year earlier, helped by rising consumer confidence, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders says.
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Warwickshire confirm Trott's return

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 10:44

Warwickshire confirm that England batsman Jonathan Trott will be fit to start the new season in April.
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Shell boss: Scots should stay in UK

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 9:33

The chief executive of the oil company Shell says he would like Scotland to "remain part of the UK".
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Changes to stop and search delayed

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 1:53

Plans to limit police stop and search powers have been held up by "regressive" attitudes in Downing Street, senior Conservatives tell Newsnight.
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The far-flung British islands of the South Atlantic

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 1:33

The curious Britishness of four South Atlantic islands
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Broad 'baffled' by ball change

Thursday, March 6th 2014, 0:18

Stuart Broad says he was "baffled" by a decision to change a ball in England's 25-run win over West Indies in the third ODI.
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Hodgson has selection 'headaches'

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 23:37
related countries: Denmark Denmark

England boss Roy Hodgson says he has World Cup selection "headaches" after some positive displays against Denmark.
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England hold on for series victory

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 22:25

Joe Root scores his first one-day international ton as England beat West Indies by 25 runs to win the series 2-1.
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England 1-0 Denmark

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 22:25
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Wembley

Daniel Sturridge's late header earns England a laboured victory in their friendly against Denmark at Wembley.
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Poland 0-1 Scotland

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 21:34
related countries: Poland Poland

Scott Brown's strike gives Scotland a narrow friendly victory against Poland in Warsaw.
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Bank suspends worker in rigging probe

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 19:24

The Bank of England suspends a member of staff after investigating potential rigging of the foreign exchange market.
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Johnson named in England squad

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 19:20
related places: Exeter, Twickenham

Exeter back-row forward Tom Johnson is named in England's squad to face Wales in the Six Nations at Twickenham on Sunday.
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Stars record England World Cup song

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 18:18

Gary Barlow and Gary Lineker lead a team of football and pop stars to record the video for the official England 2014 World Cup song.
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EU may make RBS and Lloyds English

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 15:41
related places: London

If Scotland were to vote for independence, both Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds may be forced to move their registered offices or legal homes to London under European Union law, I have learned.
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Briton pulls out of 'scary' downhill

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 12:42

Former British soldier Mick Brennan will not compete in Saturday's downhill at the Winter Paralympics after describing conditions as "scary".
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Publish migration report says Labour

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 11:06

Labour urges a report on the impact of non-EU immigration on the UK to be published - but No 10 says it is not ready.
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Standard Chartered ends record run

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 10:52
related places: London

Standard Chartered, the London-based bank that gets three quarters of its profit from Asia, reports its first fall in profits for a decade.
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BBC to host Clegg v Farage TV debate

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 10:11

Nick Clegg is to go head-to-head with Nigel Farage in an hour-long debate on Europe to be televised on BBC Two.
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Bale could play whole Wales game

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 7:25
related countries: Iceland Iceland
related places: Cardiff

Wales boss Chris Coleman says Gareth Bale could play the whole friendly against Iceland in Cardiff on Wednesday.
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VIDEO: Last of the sealing ring engravers

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 0:30

Neil Oliver is one of the last remaining wax seal engravers in Britain
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Wales hate England, says Nowell

Wednesday, March 5th 2014, 0:00

England wing Jack Nowell describes the emotion Wales feel towards them as "hate" ahead of Sunday's Six Nations clash.
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VIDEO: Trafficked to work on cannabis farms

Tuesday, March 4th 2014, 23:20

A BBC investigation has found many of the people trafficked into the UK have already spent many months or years travelling before they arrive here.
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