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Airline denies lizard in meal report

Saturday, June 13th 2015, 13:50

Air India insists that there is "absolutely no truth" in reports that a lizard was found in an in-flight meal on a Delhi-London flight on Thursday.
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England call up all-rounder Overton

Saturday, June 13th 2015, 12:27
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Overton

Uncapped Craig Overton is added to the England one-day squad against New Zealand as cover for Chris Jordan.
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Defining moment to come - Coleman

Friday, June 12th 2015, 23:14
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Securing a place at Euro 2016 is the only thing that can top Friday's win against Belgium, says Wales manager Chris Coleman.
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Wales 1-0 Belgium

Friday, June 12th 2015, 21:05
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Gareth Bale scores on his 50th international appearance as Wales beat Belgium to take a big step towards qualifying for Euro 2016.
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Naked mountain photo climbers jailed

Friday, June 12th 2015, 17:47
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Four tourists, including a British woman, who posed naked on a Malaysia mountain considered sacred are jailed for three days and given fines.
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Froome struggles as Nibali leads

Friday, June 12th 2015, 17:40
related countries: Italy Italy

Britain's Chris Froome drops to seventh after stage six as Italian Vincenzo Nibali takes the Criterium du Dauphine lead.
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S&P cuts UK outlook on EU exit vote

Friday, June 12th 2015, 17:24

The ratings agency Standard and Poor's cuts its outlook for the UK economy to negative from stable because of a planned referendum on EU membership.
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Grieving Keane could miss qualifier

Friday, June 12th 2015, 13:47
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Robbie Keane may miss the Republic of Ireland's game with Scotland after a second relative dies following a work accident.
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Funeral of Charles Kennedy held

Friday, June 12th 2015, 13:07

The funeral service of former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy has been held near his home in the Highlands.
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Tributes paid to Sir Christopher Lee

Friday, June 12th 2015, 6:47

Sir Roger Moore, George Lucas and Martin Scorsese have led tributes to screen legend Sir Christopher Lee, who has died at the age of 93.
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Labour mayor elected in Tower Hamlets

Friday, June 12th 2015, 4:15
related places: London

Labour's John Biggs is elected mayor of the London borough of Tower Hamlets, in an election called after the previous mayor was removed from office for corruption.
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Mental health care 'inadequate'

Friday, June 12th 2015, 0:08

People who need urgent mental health care in England are receiving inadequate support, regulators say.
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Network Rail in reliability probe

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 23:01

Britain's Rail regulator is to investigate Network Rail's performance accusing the company of delivering poor punctuality and reliability on some of its busiest commuter routes.
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Liverpool reject £25m Sterling bid

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 22:51
related places: Liverpool

Liverpool turn down a bid from Manchester City for England forward Raheem Sterling, whom they value at £50m.
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'Nude' climber admits being 'stupid'

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 16:38
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

A British woman arrested for posing naked on Malaysia's Mount Kinabalu admits she was "stupid and disrespectful".
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England wicketkeeper Prior retires

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 12:46

Wicketkeeper Matt Prior, who helped England win three Ashes series, announces his retirement from cricket.
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'Clean slate' urged on surveillance

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 12:26

Clear new laws are needed to cover security services' powers to monitor people's online activity, the UK's terror watchdog says.
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Simple steps 'could save NHS £5bn'

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 9:21

The NHS in England could save £5bn a year with improved staff organisation and a better approach to purchasing everyday items, a review will say.
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Westminster house prices 'fall 22%'

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 8:59
related places: London

House prices in the smartest parts of London have fallen by up to 22% since last Autumn, according to the property services group LSL.
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Chancellor announces RBS sell-off

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 6:52

The government plans to sell its stake in the Royal Bank of Scotland, Chancellor George Osborne announces in his annual Mansion House speech.
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Carney attacks 'irresponsible' City

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 20:40

The governor of the Bank of England calls for longer prison sentences for bankers who break the law, in a speech attacking ethics in the City.
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Whistl ends home delivery service

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 20:16
related places: London, Manchester

Postal business Whistl is ending its home delivery service in London, Liverpool and Manchester, putting up to 1,800 jobs at risk.
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VIDEO: Back in UK after fighting IS in Syria

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 19:29
related countries: Syria Syria

Harry has been shot and seen friends die, but he says he did the right thing in joining Kurds fighting the jihadist group.
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Ritchie 'confident' England can cope

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 19:08

The RFU boss says England's players know the World Cup is the "opportunity of their lives" - despite off-pitch troubles.
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Syria film wins documentary award

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 19:03
related countries: Syria Syria

A British film-maker who was arrested while making a feature about a Syrian family wins the top award at the UK's leading documentary festival.
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PM unveils new migration crackdown

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 16:35

David Cameron unveils measures to "significantly reduce" the scale of UK migration from outside the EU at prime minister's questions.
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Injured Fellaini out of Wales clash

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 15:14
related places: Cardiff

Belgium and Manchester United forward Marouane Fellaini is out for Friday's Euro 2016 qualifier against Wales in Cardiff.
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Congo major 'paid by oil firm'

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 13:58
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

The BBC sees evidence that a UK firm made payments to a Congolese army major accused of using violence to intimidate oil exploration opponents.
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Man jailed over forced marriage

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 11:33
related places: Cardiff

A 34-year-old Cardiff man becomes the first person in the UK to be prosecuted under forced marriage laws introduced a year ago.
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Glennie gets presidential approval

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 8:50
related countries: United States United States

Scottish percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie and US singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris are praised by US president Barack Obama as they receive the Polar Music Prize.
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Scots clubs explore summer switch

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 5:24

Three-quarters of Scotland's top-flight clubs tell BBC Scotland they would consider a move to summer football.
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VIDEO: The Calais 'shantytown' home to 3,000

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 23:38
related countries: France France, Greece Greece, Italy Italy
related places: Calais

In Calais migrants seeking to reach the UK have reached the French port from camps in Italy and Greece.
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IRA 'and state' blamed over murder

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 22:15

The daughter of a woman murdered by an IRA unit allegedly including a key British double agent, says she blames both the IRA and the intelligence services for her mother's death.
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England 'close to perfect' in NZ win

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 21:39
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Edgbaston

Captain Eoin Morgan says England were "close to perfect" in their 210-run win over New Zealand at Edgbaston.
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MPs support EU referendum plan

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 21:08

MPs overwhelmingly back a bill requiring a referendum is held on the UK's membership of the EU by 544 votes to 53.
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France women 1-0 England women

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 19:16
related countries: Canada Canada, France France
related places: Moncton

England slip to a 1-0 defeat in their opening Women's World Cup match against France in Moncton.
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US 'sent live anthrax to UK'

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 16:50
related countries: United States United States

A lab in the UK may have accidentally received a sample of live anthrax from the Pentagon in 2007, say US officials.
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Police officer shot dead in Canada

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 16:03
related countries: Canada Canada

Police in Alberta, Canada, say a British-born police officer working for the Edmonton Police force has been shot dead carrying out an arrest.
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Chinese 'to release' UK investigator

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 15:43
related countries: China China

British company investigator Peter Humphrey is to be released early from a Chinese jail, according to reports.
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£1bn tidal lagoon given go-ahead

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 15:33

The building of a £1bn tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay is given the go-ahead by the UK government.
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E-cigs face Welsh public places ban

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 11:48

People will be banned from using e-cigarettes in places like restaurants, pubs and at work in Wales, under new public health laws being unveiled.
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HSBC to cut 8,000 jobs in the UK

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 11:00

HSBC, Europe's biggest bank, has announced plans to cut up to 25,000 jobs globally and rename its UK branches.
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UK trade deficit narrows in April

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 9:53
related places: March

The UK trade deficit narrowed to £1.2bn in April from £3.1bn in March, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
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Janner claim investigated in Scotland

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 8:51

Police in Scotland are understood to be investigating claims that Labour peer Lord Janner abused a boy there in the 1970s.
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'EU exit would threaten UK jobs'

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 6:00

The UK's withdrawal from the European Union (EU) would threaten jobs and harm its economy, a major recruitment firm says.
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Apple reveals its Spotify rival

Monday, June 8th 2015, 20:18

Apple reveals a new music streaming service and reveals that its Apple Pay digital wallet system will launch in the UK in July.
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Online trick 'led to boy's suicide'

Monday, June 8th 2015, 19:21

A Northern Ireland schoolboy is understood to have taken his own life after being tricked into posting images on a social networking site, police have said.
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England have 'fallen way behind'

Monday, June 8th 2015, 15:34
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England one-day captain Eoin Morgan says they are "a long way behind" other sides, ahead of the series with New Zealand.
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Mirren reigns at Tony theatre awards

Monday, June 8th 2015, 4:32
related places: New York

Dame Helen Mirren is named best actress, while The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time picks up honours including best play at the Tony theatre awards in New York.
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Airlines 'face toxic air claims'

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 23:54

Seventeen flight staff are planning legal action against British airlines, claiming contaminated air inside cabins has made them seriously ill.
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China sees greenhouse gas 'progress'

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 23:43
related countries: China China

China's greenhouse gas emissions could start to decline within 10 years, says a London School of Economics report.
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CBI cuts UK economic growth forecasts

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 23:03
related countries: Greece Greece

The CBI cuts its UK growth forecasts and warns that a possible "messy" end to the Greek crisis and uncertainty over the EU referendum both pose further risks to the British economy.
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Wiggins breaks cycling's hour record

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 22:35
related places: London

Sir Bradley Wiggins breaks cycling's iconic hour record by covering 54.526km at the Lee Valley VeloPark in London.
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Florence Welch tops UK album chart

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 18:01

Florence and the Machine tops the UK album chart for the third time with their new album.
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More UK personnel join anti-IS fight

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 17:13
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The UK is to send an extra 125 military trainers to Iraq to help in the fight against Islamic State, PM David Cameron announces at the G7 summit.
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Republic of Ireland 0-0 England

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 14:32
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Republic of Ireland and England play out an uninspiring draw in their friendly at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.
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Two men die swimming near waterfall

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 12:54

Two men die while swimming near a waterfall in a north Wales village, police confirm.
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New Tory group to pressure PM over EU

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 9:53

More than 50 Conservative MPs say they will push to leave the EU unless David Cameron secures far-reaching changes to the UK's relationship with Europe.
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Farah pulls out of Birmingham race

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 9:00
related places: Birmingham

An "emotionally and physically drained" Mo Farah pulls out of Sunday's Diamond League meeting in Birmingham.
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Labour's 'huge mistake' over North

Sunday, June 7th 2015, 0:16
related places: London

Lord Mandelson criticises Labour for failing to come up with a credible strategy for decentralising power from London to northern England.
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Cameron wants world corruption purge

Saturday, June 6th 2015, 8:01

UK Prime Minister David Cameron will urge world leaders at the G7 summit to take corruption more seriously in the wake of the Fifa scandal.
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Down's blood test 'would cut risk'

Saturday, June 6th 2015, 0:15

A blood test for Down's syndrome can reduce the number of pregnant women needing risky tests, say UK doctors.
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Performers take part in BBC Music Day

Friday, June 5th 2015, 21:19
related places: Glasgow

Hundreds of musicians are taking part in BBC Music Day - a UK-wide celebration of sound - with events in Glasgow, Cardiff and Belfast
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Sculptor defends 'vagina' artwork

Friday, June 5th 2015, 21:14
related countries: France France
related places: Versailles

The British sculptor Anish Kapoor comes under fire for artwork in the French palace of Versailles that has been called "dirty" and "gross".
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Scotland 1-0 Qatar

Friday, June 5th 2015, 20:44
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Matt Ritchie's first Scotland goal gives Gordon Strachan's side a workmanlike win over Qatar in their friendly.
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British Museum 'guarding' Syria loot

Friday, June 5th 2015, 9:42
related countries: Syria Syria

The British Museum is guarding a precious artefact that was looted from Syria, in the hope of returning it when the country is stable.
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Eye injury forces Kieswetter to quit

Friday, June 5th 2015, 9:42

Somerset and England wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter announces his retirement from cricket aged 27 because of an eye injury.
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Facebook criticised over baby video

Friday, June 5th 2015, 6:27

The NSPCC urges the UK government to intervene amid a row over a "dreadful and disturbing" Facebook video of a baby being immersed in a bucket of water.
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Manics set for BBC Music Day concert

Friday, June 5th 2015, 0:08

Manic Street Preachers, Lulu and Sir James Galway are among those involved in BBC Music Day, a nationwide celebration of music taking place in more than 10 UK towns and cities.
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Call for blood donors amid stark drop

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 23:57

A campaign is calling for new blood donors in England and Wales following a 40% drop in fresh volunteers in the past decade.
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VIDEO: Calais 'battles' with migrant influx

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 20:17

Officials in Calais say they are struggling to cope with a huge influx of migrants trying to get to Britain.
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VIDEO: Merkel: 'Europe must stick together'

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 18:08

Angela Merkel speaks to the BBC about the challenges facing Europe, including the UK's EU referendum.
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Hobbit first edition sold for £137K

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 16:37
related places: London

A first edition of JRR Tolkien's 1937 novel The Hobbit, with an inscription in Elvish written by the author, sells at auction in London for £137,000.
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Merkel open to treaty changes for UK

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 14:56

Germany's Chancellor Merkel tells the BBC that EU treaty changes may be needed to keep the UK in, but she is "not losing sleep" over it.
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UK interest rates kept at record low

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 11:31

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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England 'ready' to host World Cup

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 11:11
related countries: Qatar Qatar

England would be ready to host the World Cup in 2022 if it is stripped from Qatar, according to a senior UK government minister.
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VIDEO: Cameron warned on EU 'wishful thinking'

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 10:23
related countries: Germany Germany

Former German foreign minister Joschka Fischer has warned UK PM David Cameron not to be too sure of German support in his bid to reform the EU.
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Klimt portrait tipped to fetch £18m

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 10:15
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: London

A portrait of a young Jewish woman by the Austrian artist Gustav Klimt is expected to fetch up to £18m when it is auctioned in London this month.
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Liverpool agree deal for Milner

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 9:34

Liverpool agree a deal to sign England midfielder James Milner from Manchester City, subject to a medical.
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Inequality 'normal' in elite sport

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 9:00

A BBC Sport survey reveals more than 40% of elite sportswomen in Britain have experienced sexism, but 7% have reported it.
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VIDEO: Virgin Galactic pilot recalls colleague's crash

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 5:12

Eight months after Virgin Galactic's spaceplane crashed in the Californian desert killing one of the pilots, his British colleague has talked exclusively to the BBC about the accident.
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UK PM warned on German EU support

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 5:01
related countries: Germany Germany

Former German foreign minister Joschka Fischer warns David Cameron not to be too sure of German support in his drive to reform the EU.
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British music nets 13% of global sales

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 23:41

One Direction and Ed Sheeran helped British artists account for one in seven of the albums sold worldwide in 2014, says the BPI.
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Wells 'took drugs before medal win'

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 17:00

A BBC investigation uncovers claims of drug taking by British 100m Olympic gold medallist Allan Wells.
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NHS England targets failing services

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 16:48

Whole areas of the NHS in England are being placed in special measures, the head of the NHS announces.
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Suffragette to open London film event

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 13:21
related places: London

This year's London Film Festival will open with the period drama Suffragette, it has been announced.
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Dockery cast in Liaisons Dangereuses

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 12:33
related places: London

Dominic West, Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery and Janet McTeer head up the new season at London's Donmar Warehouse in a 30 year revival of Les Liaisons Dangereuses.
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Footballer denies child sex charges

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 10:34
related places: Sunderland

England and Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson appears in court to deny charges of sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl.
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San Andreas shakes up UK box office

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 10:10
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Earthquake disaster movie San Andreas - starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson - has topped the UK and Ireland box office in its opening weekend.
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All 'failing' schools to be academies

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 8:01

Every school rated inadequate by Ofsted in England, up to 1,000 over five years, will become an academy, under a new bill to be published later.
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Tributes paid to Charles Kennedy

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 17:34

Colleagues, friends and political adversaries pay tribute to former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy, after the 55-year old's sudden death.
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Asher-Smith heads European challenge

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 17:18

British 100m record holder Dina Asher-Smith will run the 200m for GB & NI at the European Team Championships.
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ITV 'should have made dog swap clear'

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 16:32

ITV boss Peter Fincham admits Britain's Got Talent should have made things "clearer" over the use of a stunt double dog in the winning act.
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NZ thump England to draw series

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 16:17
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England slip to a crushing 199-run defeat in the second Test at Headingley and a 1-1 series draw with New Zealand.
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Sturgeon warns of EU exit 'backlash'

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 10:16

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warns of a "strong backlash" if Scotland were to be taken out of the EU by an UK-wide referendum.
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Samson replaces Bain in Scots' squad

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 9:47
related places: Dundee, Kilmarnock

Kilmarnock keeper Craig Samson is called into Scotland's squad for their double header after Dundee's Scott Bain pulls out.
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Lamont: 'No quick fix' for Labour

Tuesday, June 2nd 2015, 4:39

Former Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont says there can be "no quick fix" for her party if it is to survive, in her first broadcast interview since resigning.
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Boris: UK must be ready to leave EU

Monday, June 1st 2015, 21:36

The UK must be ready to walk away from the EU if sufficient reform is not achieved, Boris Johnson warns in his first Commons speech since returning as an MP.
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England can chase 455 to win - Root

Monday, June 1st 2015, 18:14
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Batsman Joe Root says England can do "something special" by chasing 455 to beat New Zealand in the second Test at Headingley.
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Rain boosts England's hopes of draw

Monday, June 1st 2015, 16:03
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England's chances of saving the second Test against New Zealand are boosted by rain as day four ends early.
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