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Clegg urges tax rise to cut deficit

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 17:29

Nick Clegg says taxes must be increased to reduce the deficit and accuses the Tories of wanting to do it by "beating up on the poor".
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Release of British hostage welcomed

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 14:59
related countries: Libya Libya

The release of teacher David Bolam after four months being held hostage in Libya is welcomed by his local MP and the UK's ambassador to Libya.
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Briton held hostage in Libya freed

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 13:04
related countries: Libya Libya

British teacher David Bolam is "safe and well", the Foreign Office says, after he is freed by militants who abducted him in Libya in May.
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Call for more troops to tackle IS

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 10:36

General Lord Richards says thousands more soldiers should be recruited to tackle the threat posed by IS militants after the deaths of two UK hostages.
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Prayers 'to mark Alan Henning's life'

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 8:31
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Church

Prayers will be said for British taxi driver Alan Henning, who was kidnapped in Syria and killed by Islamic State militants, at a church service in Salford.
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Body may be Alice suspect, police say

Saturday, October 4th 2014, 20:28
related places: London

Police searching for Arnis Zalkalns, suspected of killing teenager Alice Gross, say "early indications" suggest a body found in London is his.
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Henning family 'numb with grief'

Saturday, October 4th 2014, 20:01

The family of British hostage Alan Henning are "numb with grief" after he was murdered by Islamic State militants, his widow Barbara says.
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Policeman shot by drink-drive suspect

Saturday, October 4th 2014, 13:12
related places: London

A policeman is shot while confronting a man suspected of drinking and driving in south-east London.
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Briton Alan Henning 'killed by IS'

Saturday, October 4th 2014, 7:56

A video purporting to show the beheading of British hostage Alan Henning is released by Islamic State militants.
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VIDEO: 'Floating' artwork wows crowds

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 22:58
related places: Covent Garden

British artist Alex Chinneck has created a 'floating facade' at the Covent Garden market place. The work is called 'Take my lightning, but don't steal my thunder' and took several weeks to make.
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VIDEO: Hostage Alan Henning 'killed by IS'

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 21:34

A video purporting to show the beheading of British hostage Alan Henning has been released by Islamic State militants.
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Cantlie's father appeals for release

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 19:59

The father of British hostage John Cantlie, who is being held by Islamic State militants, makes a plea for his release.
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Sturridge signs new Liverpool deal

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 19:03
related places: Liverpool

Liverpool and England striker Daniel Sturridge, 25, signs a new long term contract with the Anfield club.
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Tories to 'curb human rights cases'

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 15:53

Conservative plans to stop British laws being overruled by human rights rulings from Europe would be "viable and legal", the justice secretary says.
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Man jailed over bogus bomb detectors

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 13:06

A British man who made fake bomb detectors with his wife to sell to police and security services overseas is jailed for three and a half years.
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PM: Troops face generational battle

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 12:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

David Cameron tells troops in Afghanistan they are facing the "struggle of our generation" against Islamist extremism, during a visit to Camp Bastion.
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VIDEO: British IS suspect in Bangladesh court

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 10:47
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

A British national, Samiun Rahman, arrested in Bangladesh on charges of recruiting people for Islamic state and other jihadist groups has made a second court appearance.
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Thai police parade murder suspects

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 9:43
related countries: Burma Burma, Thailand Thailand

Two Burmese men who Thai police say admit killing British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller appear at a news conference.
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Sheeran album 2014's biggest so far

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 23:42

Ed Sheeran's album X overtakes Coldplay's Ghost Stories to make him the UK's top-selling artist of 2014 so far.
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Two more UK Tornados to join IS fight

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 20:26

David Cameron announces the deployment of two more British Tornado planes to join the fight against Islamic State, as he visits RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus.
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Three 'held over Thai killings'

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 16:13
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Three Burmese workers are questioned over the killing of two British tourists in Thailand, according to local reports.
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Ebola nurse tells of virus 'horror'

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 15:21
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

The British nurse who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone calls for action to stop the "horror and the misery" he witnessed there.
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Clyne & Shelvey win England call-ups

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 14:56
related places: Southampton

Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne and Swansea City midfielder Jonjo Shelvey are called up to the England squad.
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UK urges decisive action on Ebola

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 14:23
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
related places: London

The UK calls for decisive international action to deal with the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, as it co-hosts a forum with Sierra Leone in London.
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No rift over Sturridge - Hodgson

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 14:19
related places: Liverpool

England manager Roy Hodgson says there is no rift with Liverpool over Daniel Sturridge, who has been left out of his latest squad.
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Curtain falls on Kate Bush comeback

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 10:43
related places: London

Singer Kate Bush performs the last of a series of 22 comeback concerts in London, suggesting it will be "a while" before she appears on stage again.
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Man Utd's Shaw in England U21 squad

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 10:40
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Manchester United's Luke Shaw is named in the England Under-21 squad to face Croatia in the Euro 2015 play-off.
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BBC launches dance contest

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 10:01
related places: Wells

Dance stars of the future are being sought in a UK competition backed by Sadler's Wells and the BBC to be shown on BBC Four and BBC Two.
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Virgin Money announces float plan

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 7:17

Virgin Money, the UK challenger bank partly owned by entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, announces plans to list its shares on the London Stock Exchange.
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Sharks can be 'social or solitary'

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 3:17

A UK study finds that the most feared predators in the sea have individual personalities, which determine how readily they socialise.
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Ebola fight hit by aid cuts, MPs warn

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 1:20
related countries: Liberia Liberia, Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Cuts in the amount of health aid the UK provides to Liberia and Sierra Leone have "compromised the fight" to stop the spread of the Ebola virus, MPs warn.
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River body confirmed as missing Alice

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 19:18
related places: London

A body found in a west London river is that of missing Alice Gross, the Metropolitan Police confirm.
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Lord Hill faces second 'EU grilling'

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 19:11

The UK's candidate to join the European Commission, Lord Hill, is summoned to a second hearing of MEPs to assess his suitability for the job.
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England stars 'treated like babies'

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 19:00

England's players are suffering because they are not trusted to behave like grown-ups, according to Rio Ferdinand.
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Cameron pledges tax cuts 'for 30m'

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 16:57

David Cameron says a future Conservative government would cut taxes for thirty million people as he delivers his party conference speech.
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UK legalises music and film ripping

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 16:11

The UK makes it legal to make duplicates of media files for personal use, but will still allow companies to add copy-protection code.
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Lancaster signs England deal to 2020

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 11:18
related places: Lancaster

Stuart Lancaster's contract as England head coach is extended until 2020 by the Rugby Football Union.
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Body find sparks Alice murder probe

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 10:46
related places: London

The disappearance of teenager Alice Gross is now being treated as a murder inquiry after a "significantly concealed" body is found.
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Eurozone woes hit UK manufacturing

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 10:01

The UK manufacturing sector grew at its slowest pace for 17 months in September as a result of the strong pound and weakness in the eurozone, a survey indicates.
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Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 0:33
related places: London

Police investigating the disappearance of 14-year-old schoolgirl Alice Gross say they have found a body in a west London river.
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Cancer gene test 'would save lives'

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 23:04

Younger bowel cancer patients should be offered a genetic test to screen for a rare condition linked to a higher risk of cancer, say UK researchers.
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DJ Fox arrested over 'sex assaults'

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 18:51
related places: London

Radio DJ Neil Fox - known as "Dr Fox" - is arrested in London by police investigating claims of sex offences.
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Hostage's wife makes new mercy plea

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 17:51

The wife of a British hostage being held by militants makes a renewed call for his release, saying there has been "outcry across the world" over his imprisonment.
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'No panic' in RAF Iraq strikes

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 15:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Britain will not be "panicked" into dropping bombs in Iraq, foreign secretary Philip Hammond says, as RAF jets return without firing weapons.
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Billy Elliot show tops UK box office

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 13:40
related countries: Ireland Ireland

A special live screening of Billy Elliot the Musical Live tops the UK and Ireland box office taking £1.9m - making it the highest grossing event cinema release.
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EU hearings: The grilling of Lord Hill

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 11:53

UK's Lord Hill faces tough scrutiny for EU Commission job
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UK second quarter growth revised up

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 10:27

UK economic growth has been revised up to 0.9% for the second quarter of the year by the Office for National Statistics.
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EU vote not like Scotland - Cameron

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 8:32
related places: Cameron

The prime minister says he cares "about a thousand times more strongly" about keeping the UK together than he does about staying in the EU.
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RBS says 'bad loan' losses reduced

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 8:29

State-owned Royal Bank of Scotland says an improving economy means it can free up £800m from the pot of money set aside to cover losses on bad loans.
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PM vows seven-day GP access by 2020

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 7:51

David Cameron announces plans to ensure seven-day GP access is rolled out across England by 2020.
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VIDEO: Third video of UK hostage released

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 1:53

A third video has been posted online showing the British photographer John Cantlie, who's being held by the group which calls itself Islamic State.
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Third video of UK hostage released

Monday, September 29th 2014, 23:58

A third video has appeared featuring British hostage John Cantlie who is being held by Islamic State militants.
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Lloyds fires eight staff over Libor

Monday, September 29th 2014, 15:43
related places: London

Lloyds Banking Group dismisses eight staff members following an investigation into the manipulation of some key interest rates set in London.
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Parody laws set to come into effect

Monday, September 29th 2014, 12:09

Changes to UK legislation are to come into force later this week allowing the parody of copyright works.
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UK manufacturers 'want to stay in EU'

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 23:51

UK manufacturers are overwhelmingly in favour of the country remaining a part of the European Union, a survey suggests.
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Dolphins crush Raiders at Wembley

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 20:24
related places: London, Wembley

Quarterback Ryan Tannehill throws for two touchdowns as Miami Dolphins beat Oakland Raiders 38-14 in London.
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Ryder Cup 2014 complete scores

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 18:04

Full scores and results, plus individual player points totals, as Europe beat the USA to retain the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles
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British couple help stranded refugees to safety

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 9:44
related countries: Greece Greece, Turkey Turkey

A British couple sailing around Turkey and Greece helped rescue stranded refugees from the water.
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Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Saturday, September 27th 2014, 19:26
related places: London, Tottenham

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's equaliser earns Arsenal a point in an entertaining north London derby against Tottenham.
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RAF jets sent on Iraqi mission

Saturday, September 27th 2014, 18:52
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Two RAF jets carry out their first combat mission over Iraq since Parliament authorised air strikes targeting Islamic State militants.
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Tories plan under-40s homes discount

Saturday, September 27th 2014, 11:24

First-time buyers in England under the age of 40 will be offered the chance to buy one of 100,000 new homes at a 20% discount, the Conservatives pledge.
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RAF set for strikes on IS targets

Saturday, September 27th 2014, 10:26
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Iraq Iraq

British warplanes are in Cyprus, ready to launch missile strikes against Islamic State targets after MPs backed military action in Iraq.
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Final ferry trip is 'end of an era'

Saturday, September 27th 2014, 4:30

The UK's only ferry link to Scandinavia is to close for good, marking the "the end of an era", its operator says.
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New wave of Chinese art hits UK

Friday, September 26th 2014, 22:23
related countries: China China

The new wave of artists offering a fresh view of China
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Getting the best deal on a new mobile

Friday, September 26th 2014, 21:00
related places: How

How to get the best deal on a new UK mobile
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MPs support UK air strikes against IS

Friday, September 26th 2014, 19:43
related countries: Iraq Iraq

MPs back UK air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq by 524 votes to 43.
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Ai Weiwei creates Blenheim art show

Friday, September 26th 2014, 16:22
related countries: China China

The UK's biggest exhibition of works by Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei has been put together at Blenheim Palace with the help of 3D technology.
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IS fight may extend to Syria - PM

Friday, September 26th 2014, 16:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

David Cameron says there is a "strong case" for UK military action in Syria, as well as Iraq, against Islamic State (IS) as MPs debate air strikes.
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Watson backs London-based NFL team

Friday, September 26th 2014, 15:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

Oakland Raiders offensive tackle Menelik Watson believes American football would benefit from having a London-based NFL team.
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UKIP promises income tax cuts

Friday, September 26th 2014, 14:16

The UK Independence Party proposes cutting income tax from 40p to 35p for people earning up to £55,000 at the party's conference.
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UKIP wants UK-only immigration queue

Friday, September 26th 2014, 12:50

UKIP calls for separate immigration queues for UK citizens at border entry points, at its annual conference.
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Fears for life of blasphemy Scot

Friday, September 26th 2014, 12:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The family of a Scottish grandfather wounded by a prison guard in Pakistan say they fear further attempts on his life.
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Neck injury blow for Wales' Owens

Friday, September 26th 2014, 11:52

Wales will be without hooker Ken Owens for their November Tests as he is set to undergo neck surgery.
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Missing Alice police search park

Friday, September 26th 2014, 9:40
related places: London

Police investigating the disappearance of Alice Gross search a west London park.
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De La Rue shares plunge on warning

Friday, September 26th 2014, 9:04

The company responsible for printing Bank of England banknotes sees its shares plunge 26% after it issues a profits warning.
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UK faces 'five more years of cuts'

Friday, September 26th 2014, 4:12

The outgoing head of the civil service predicts another five years of UK government spending cuts - and says making them will be "even harder".
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VIDEO: British jihadist 'was normal lad'

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 22:41
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Aleppo, Brighton

A British jihadist who knew Ibrahim Kamara, the 19-year-old from Brighton believed to have been killed in a US airstrike on Aleppo earlier this week, speaks about their time in Syria.
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Thursday, September 25th 2014, 20:12
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq's request for help means air strikes against Islamic State would be legal, the government says as it urges support for Friday's Commons vote.
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Alice Gross 'last walk' replayed

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 19:44
related places: London

A reconstruction of the last known movements of missing schoolgirl Alice Gross is staged in west London.
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Masked man in IS videos 'identified'

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 18:46
related countries: United States United States

The FBI has identified the militant in the videos depicting the killings of two US journalists and a British aid worker, the agency's director says.
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UK to 'play its part' against IS

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 15:44

David Cameron says Britain is ready to "play its part" in fighting Islamic State, which he calls an "evil against which the whole world must unite".
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Carney warns of investor complacency

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 14:12

Complacency is threatening the stability of financial markets, the governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, warns.
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Preacher Choudary in terror arrest

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 10:56
related places: London

The radical Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary is one of nine men arrested in London on suspicion of being members of a banned organisation and encouraging terrorism.
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RBS chairman to join GlaxoSmithKline

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 9:53

Royal Bank of Scotland chairman Sir Philip Hampton is to leave the bank to become chairman at pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline.
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Pacino receives British Film honour

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 9:33

Hollywood star Al Pacino said he was "overwhelmed" after being made a fellow of the British Film Institute (BFI)
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VIDEO: The Briton held in Iran 'for watching volleyball'

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 6:05
related countries: Iran Iran

The family of Ghoncheh Ghavami, a British-Iranian woman being held in Iran after going to a men's volleyball match, appeal for her release.
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VIDEO: Modern architecture photography on show

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 5:30
related countries: China China, Venezuela Venezuela
related places: London, New York

The "Constructing Worlds" exhibition opening at London's Barbican Centre features powerful photographs of modern architecture, from the first skyscrapers in New York to the tower blocks of Venezuela, to modern construction around China's Three Gorges
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Man arrested in Hannah Graham case

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 2:04

A Virginia man is arrested in the abduction of a British-born student who disappeared more than 10 days ago and remains missing.
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PM apology to Queen for 'purr' claim

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 1:19

David Cameron will apologise to the Queen after he was overheard saying she "purred" on hearing the result of the Scottish independence referendum.
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Cook to captain England at World Cup

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 23:32
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Alastair Cook will captain England at the World Cup, while Ravi Bopara and James Taylor are recalled to tour Sri Lanka.
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Parliament recalled over IS strikes

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 23:02

Parliament will be recalled on Friday to debate the UK's potential role in air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq.
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Cameron in talks with Iran's Rouhani

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 16:31
related countries: Iran Iran

The UK's prime minister meets Iran's president for the first time since the country's revolution in 1979.
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Conductor Christopher Hogwood dies

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 16:16

British conductor Christopher Hogwood dies aged 73 following an illness.
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Art show called off after protests

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 13:22
related places: London

A controversial art performance featuring black actors in a recreation of a "human zoo" is called off after protests at its opening night in London.
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Tesco being monitored by regulator

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 11:33

Tesco is being monitored by the UK's accountancy watchdog, following Monday's admission that it overstated its half-year profit guidance by £250m.
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Murray loyal to Great Britain - LTA

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 10:22

Andy Murray is "unquestionably loyal" to Britain, says the LTA after he was criticised for supporting Scottish independence.
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Sturgeon confirms SNP leadership bid

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 10:11

Nicola Sturgeon launches her bid to replace Alex Salmond as both the leader of the SNP and first minister of Scotland.
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Venezuela beauty queen killers jailed

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 9:19
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Three Venezuelan men are sentenced to more than 20 years in jail for the murder of beauty queen Monica Spear and her British partner in January.
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VIDEO: The show that launched the YBAs

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 9:01

The one show that made Britain's most famous artists
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VIDEO: Lorry driver tells of Calais risks

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 6:44

The head of a large UK haulage firm has said the number of illegal immigrants trying to enter the UK is the worst he's ever seen.
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