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Gerrard backs Rooney after criticism

Friday, May 30th 2014, 5:28

England captain Steven Gerrard defends Wayne Rooney after the striker faced criticism from ex-team-mate Paul Scholes.
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Blood pressure advances save lives

Friday, May 30th 2014, 0:13

Improved treatment of blood pressure has prevented hundreds of thousands of heart attacks, strokes and deaths in England, say doctors.
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Rise in child emotional abuse calls

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 23:16

The number of child emotional abuse cases referred to police and children's services from the NSPCC's UK helpline has risen by 47%, the charity says.
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Hamilton gets NI's top police job

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 17:17
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

The Police Service of Northern Ireland's new chief constable is to be George Hamilton, who will replace Matt Baggott.
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Hodgson impressed with England form

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 17:09

England manager Roy Hodgson wants to "bottle" the standard of his team's training performances for the World Cup.
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BBC dramas up for 14 US TV awards

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 16:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Luther, Time, Sherlock

Sherlock, Luther, Burton & Taylor and An Adventure in Time and Space are among the British nominations at this year's Critics' Choice Television Awards.
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UK opposes 'yet more money' for EU

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 11:27

The UK Treasury says the European Commission should not be asking for "yet more money" from EU member states.
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Help to Buy supports 7,313 sales

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 10:18

Some 7,313 homes have been sold so far in the UK under the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme, the Treasury says.
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England 'should play like Liverpool'

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 9:36
related places: Liverpool

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes says England should emulate Liverpool's attacking "swagger" at the World Cup.
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Education changes 'could cost more'

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 4:12

College and university education in England could cost the public more than the old system despite a tripling in tuition fees, a union leader says.
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30s and 40s film archive completed

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 2:08

The British Council Film Collection, showing snapshots of typical life in Britain in the 1930s and 1940s, loads a final series of movies into its online archive.
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Portraying a mass murderer on stage

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 1:43
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: London

Cast of a London play visit South African state killer in prison
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Nigeria 2-2 Scotland

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 20:55
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Uche Nwofor's late strike denies Scotland victory against World Cup-bound Nigeria at Craven Cottage.
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Scottish plastic bag charge approved

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 18:48

New regulations to introduce a charge for single-use carrier bags are approved by the Scottish parliament.
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England rout Sri Lanka by 10 wickets

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 16:44
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England win the third one-day international by 10 wickets after bowling Sri Lanka out for 67 at Old Trafford.
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Rare Botticelli drawing to be sold

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 16:24
related places: London

A rare Botticelli drawing is to be sold at a London auction in July - the first such drawing by the artist to be sold for a century.
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India name Gambhir for England tour

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 14:45
related countries: India India

India recall opening batsman Gautam Gambhir for this summer's five-Test tour of England, yet Zaheer Khan misses out.
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Suarez says he will be fit - Johnson

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 12:31
related countries: Uruguay Uruguay
related places: Liverpool

Glen Johnson says Liverpool team-mate and Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has told him he will be fit to face England at the World Cup.
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Rivals row over richer Scots claims

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 11:31

Competing claims about the costs and benefits of Scottish independence are set out by the Scottish and UK governments
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Hansen questions timing of tour

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 11:15
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says England's three-Test series against New Zealand should have been rescheduled to July.
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Etzebeth doubtful for June Tests

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 9:19
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Lock Eben Etzebeth is unlikely to be available for South Africa's Tests against Wales and Scotland because of injury.
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House prices will face 'correction'

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 9:18
related places: London

Nationwide building society warns the London housing market may be facing a "natural correction" as it reports its best ever annual results.
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Jagielka frustrated by Terry talk

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 8:59

Everton defender Phil Jagielka says he dislikes hearing speculation about a potential England return for John Terry.
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Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 6:41

Nearly a third of people in Britain admit being racially prejudiced, research suggests.
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Afghan Notebook: Kabul to Calais

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 3:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Afghans risking it all to reach Britain
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'Lose a little' advice on obesity

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 0:52

New weight loss guidelines for the NHS in England will advise people that they should "lose a little and keep it off" for life.
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Glaxo investigated by UK fraud body

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 22:07

British drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline is being investigated by the UK's Serious Fraud Office over its "commercial practices".
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Harris denies 'ludicrous' claims

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 17:25
related places: London

TV entertainer Rolf Harris testifies for the first time at his indecent assault trial and denies a string of allegations involving four girls.
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Lloyds Bank announces TSB flotation

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 12:42

Lloyds announces plans to float a 25% stake in its TSB business on the stock market, with small investors being offered free shares in the bank.
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Jones steps up recovery from injury

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 11:56

England defender Phil Jones increases his involvement in training on Tuesday as he continues his recovery from a shoulder injury.
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Watson advances to second round

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 11:16
related countries: France France

Britain's Heather Watson moves into the French Open second round with a 6-3 6-4 win over Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.
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UK mortgage approvals fall again

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 10:25

The number of mortgages being approved by High Street banks fell in April for the third month running, according to the British Bankers' Association.
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Speculation won't distract me - Lallana

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 7:21

Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana says he will not be distracted by speculation over his future while on England duty.
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Farage: UKIP has election 'momentum'

Monday, May 26th 2014, 16:55

The UK Independence Party is a truly national force, Nigel Farage says after its victory in European elections.
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Ward run ended by 17th seed Robredo

Monday, May 26th 2014, 16:01
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Britain's French Open debutant James Ward is beaten by 17th seed Tommy Robredo of Spain in four sets.
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Row over independence start-up costs

Monday, May 26th 2014, 15:46

The Scottish government and UK Treasury clash over the cost of setting up the public bodies needed in an independent Scotland.
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Pfizer drops its AstraZeneca bid

Monday, May 26th 2014, 15:36
related countries: United States United States

US firm Pfizer abandons its £55 a share, £69bn bid for UK drugs company AstraZeneca, after failing to get the British company to agree.
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England recall fly-half Cipriani

Monday, May 26th 2014, 15:30
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Sale fly-half Danny Cipriani is named in Stuart Lancaster's initial 30-man England squad to tour New Zealand.
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England cannot play any worse - Morgan

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 18:27
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Stand-in captain Eoin Morgan says England's batting could not have been worse as they suffer a 157-run defeat by Sri Lanka.
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Coldplay album coasts to number one

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 18:04

Ghost Stories, the latest album by Coldplay, tops the UK chart and becomes the fastest seller of 2014 so far.
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England collapse to emphatic defeat

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 16:07
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka dismiss England for 99 to seal victory by 157 runs and level the five-match one-day series at 1-1.
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Photographer Michael Schmidt dies

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 15:35
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: London

German photographer Michael Schmidt dies days after his work was honoured at the V&A museum in London.
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Independent oil fund 'from day one'

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 14:51

The Scottish government says it would be possible to set-up a fund for North Sea oil revenue immediately from the start of independence.
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Prayers said for missing sailors

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 12:54

Prayers are said at church services in Somerset for the four UK sailors missing from the Cheeki Rafiki in the North Atlantic.
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Fisher wants 'to get Leia right'

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 10:29

Actress Carrie Fisher says the new Star Wars film will let her "get Leia right this time", as she appears at the Hay Festival in Wales.
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Interest rate 'could settle at 3%'

Sunday, May 25th 2014, 8:59

The official UK interest rate could settle at an average of 3% in a few years, the outgoing deputy governor of the Bank of England Charlie Bean predicts.
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Saracens 6-23 Toulon

Saturday, May 24th 2014, 18:01
related places: Cardiff

Jonny Wilkinson kicks 13 points on his final appearance on British soil as Toulon overpower Saracens to retain the Heineken Cup.
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Life raft still on capsized yacht

Saturday, May 24th 2014, 10:00

The wreckage of the yacht crewed by four UK sailors missing in the North Atlantic was found with its life raft still onboard, rescuers say.
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Edgar Wright pulls out of Ant-Man

Saturday, May 24th 2014, 9:22

The British director says he's leaving the project after he and Marvel had differences over their vision for the film.
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US ship finds hull of missing yacht

Saturday, May 24th 2014, 1:48
related countries: United States United States

The hull of the missing yacht Cheeki Rafiki has been found in the North Atlantic, the US Coast Guard says.
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Farage: UKIP now 'serious players'

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 21:37

Nigel Farage says UKIP can win seats at the general election after it made gains in English council polls at the expense of other parties.
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Fire crews battle to save art school

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 17:50

Firefighters are continuing to fight a major blaze at the A-listed Glasgow School of Art - one of Scotland's most iconic buildings.
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Ward makes French Open first round

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 16:19
related countries: France France

James Ward becomes the first British man in over 40 years to progress through qualifying to the French Open first round.
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Netflix plans UK drama about Queen

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 16:19

Online subscription service Netflix is set to order its first original British drama The Crown, written by The Queen screenwriter Peter Morgan.
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New fracking land rules proposed

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 12:32

The UK government proposes new rules regarding rights to access land in a bid to speed up the introduction of fracking.
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eBay faces investigation over breach

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 11:17
related countries: United States United States

eBay is facing investigations in the US and the UK over its huge data breach which led it to ask 145 million customers to reset their passwords.
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Barclays fined £26m over gold pricing

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 10:36

Barclays Bank is fined £26m by UK regulators after one of its traders was discovered attempting to fix the price of gold.
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Hospital admissions cut plan 'risky'

Friday, May 23rd 2014, 0:02

A £3.8bn scheme to cut hospital admissions in England and treat more people at home is risky, and "overly optimistic", health researchers warn.
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Controversial Indian ring auctioned

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 21:58
related countries: India India
related places: London

A ring belonging to an 18th Century Indian ruler has been sold at an auction in London amid criticism from heritage groups.
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Dutch and UK vote in Euro elections

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 21:07
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Polls close in the UK and the Netherlands after the first of four days of voting in EU-wide European Parliament elections.
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Jordan stars as England beat Sri Lanka

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 21:02
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Chris Jordan impresses with bat and ball as England beat Sri Lanka by 81 runs in the first match of the one-day series.
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Prince's remarks outrageous - Russia

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 16:06
related countries: Russia Russia

The Russian embassy brands reported remarks by the Prince of Wales comparing some Nazi actions to those of President Vladimir Putin as "outrageous".
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Yacht families remain hopeful

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 15:45

Relatives of four missing British sailors say they remain "very positive" about the search after meeting Foreign Office officials.
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Voters heading to polls across UK

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 13:02

Millions of people are voting on Thursday in the European elections and for local councillors in England and Northern Ireland.
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No excuses if I don't perform - Rooney

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 12:30
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Fully fit England forward Wayne Rooney says there will be no excuses if he does not perform at the World Cup in Brazil.
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No extradition for fatal dose doctor

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 11:38
related countries: Germany Germany

The family of man who was killed with a lethal dose of a painkiller by a German doctor say they are "astonished" he will not be extradited to the UK.
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Sea's heat to warm historic house

Thursday, May 22nd 2014, 4:49

One of the finest old mansions in Wales is making history with a new technology that sucks heat from sea water.
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VIDEO: Bear rescues cub with a roadside lift

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 23:23
related countries: Canada Canada

Storm chaser Ricky Forbes filmed a straying bear cub being lifted out of danger from the side of a busy highway as he was driving through Kootenay National Park in British Columbia in Canada.
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British journalist freed in Ukraine

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 21:25
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

A British national working as a journalist for a Russian TV station is released after being detained in Ukraine for more than 24 hours.
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VIDEO: Inside EU parliament as voting starts

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 20:03
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

The BBC's Brussels correspondent, Matthew Price, has been on a tour of the European Parliament with students from the UK.
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VIDEO: Inside yacht family's 'ops' room

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 18:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Atlantic, Friday

The families of four British sailors who have been missing in the Atlantic since Friday are anxiously waiting for news as the US Coast Guard has resumes its search.
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May tells Police Federation to reform

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 17:28

The Police Federation must make sweeping changes and public funding will cease from August, the home secretary says.
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Rooney wants to show world - Hodgson

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 14:34
related countries: Italy Italy

Wayne Rooney is determined to shine in a World Cup after two indifferent campaigns reveals England manager Roy Hodgson.
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Clarke regrets swearing at Anderson

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 12:51

Australia captain Michael Clarke says swearing at England's James Anderson during the Ashes was "unacceptable".
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Move to halt fraud trial overturned

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 10:54

The Court of Appeal overturns a decision to halt a major UK fraud trial because of a lack of legal aid barristers.
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Charles 'compared Russia to Nazis'

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 10:29
related countries: Russia Russia

A former Polish war refugee who met Prince Charles in Canada says he likened some Nazi actions in Europe to those of Russia's Vladimir Putin.
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Scotland pick Lamont for Games Sevens

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 10:00

International wingers Sean Lamont and Tommy Seymour are included in Scotland's Sevens squad for the Commonwealth Games.
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UK sends plane to help find sailors

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 9:14
related countries: Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean, United States United States

The Ministry of Defence is sending a plane to help search for four British sailors missing in the Atlantic.
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Search resumes for missing sailors

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 0:41
related countries: Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean, United States United States

The search has resumed for four British sailors missing since their yacht apparently capsized in the Atlantic Ocean, the US Coast Guard says - after it was called off two days previously.
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Child maintenance 'agree or pay' call

Wednesday, May 21st 2014, 0:02

A letter is being sent out to single parents in England, Scotland and Wales urging them to agree child maintenance amicably or face charges.
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Morgan critical of England bowling

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 22:49
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England Twenty20 captain Eoin Morgan criticises his side's bowlers following their nine-run loss to Sri Lanka at The Oval.
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Sri Lanka beat England in Oval T20

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 21:07
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England lose their first home match of the summer as Sri Lanka earn a nine-run Twenty20 win at The Oval.
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VIDEO: Musical reflections on Ukraine's crisis

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 20:53
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: London

Ukrainian singer-composer Marianna Sadovska brings Chernobyl Harvest, a musical reflection on her country's crisis, to London's Barbican Centre.
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UK house prices 'up 8% in a year'

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 16:53
related places: March

UK house prices rose by 8% in the year to the end of March, official figures show, as the prime minister says he will consider changes to Help to Buy.
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Donors pledge $600m in S Sudan aid

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 15:58
related countries: Norway Norway, United States United States

Donors including the US and the UK pledge more than $600m (£360m; 440m euros) in aid to South Sudan at a conference in Norway.
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Man guilty of Syria terror plan

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 14:33
related countries: Syria Syria

A 31-year-old man becomes the first person in the UK to be convicted of terrorist offences related to the conflict in Syria.
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Businesses win riot damage ruling

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 14:27

Businesses whose property is damaged in riots can recover "consequential" losses stemming from the incident, the Court of Appeal rules.
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UK spy plane for Nigeria breaks down

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 14:27
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, Senegal Senegal

A UK spy plane sent to help search for more than 200 girls abducted by militant Islamists in Nigeria develops a technical fault, and is forced to land in Senegal for repairs.
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AstraZeneca shareholder speaks out

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 12:44
related countries: United States United States

Fund manager Schroders wants AstraZeneca to "recommence engagement" with Pfizer, after the UK drug maker rejected a takeover by its US rival.
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Cook facing biggest test - Vaughan

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 10:21

Captain Alastair Cook will be judged on England's response this summer to the Ashes debacle, says Michael Vaughan.
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Joss Stone death plotters win appeal

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 10:13

Two men convicted of plotting to kill UK singer Joss Stone win appeals that will see them serve shorter jail terms.
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AstraZeneca rejects new Pfizer bid

Monday, May 19th 2014, 12:09
related countries: United States United States

UK drugs company AstraZeneca rejects the improved "final" £69bn takeover offer from US firm Pfizer.
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Brown among 21 added by England

Monday, May 19th 2014, 12:03

Full-back Mike Brown is one of 21 players added to England's training squad despite straining a hamstring on Saturday.
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Families want yacht search to resume

Monday, May 19th 2014, 11:01
related countries: Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean, United States United States

The families of four British sailors missing since their yacht capsized in the Atlantic Ocean appeal to the US Coastguard to resume their search.
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World Cup hero Wilkinson to retire

Monday, May 19th 2014, 10:16

World Cup-winning England fly-half Jonny Wilkinson announces he will retire from rugby at the end of this season.
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VAT hike claim over 'Yes' vote

Monday, May 19th 2014, 7:35

Scottish independence could mean Scots paying more VAT on goods such as children's clothing, according to the Scottish Conservatives.
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New Pfizer offer for AstraZeneca

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 23:28
related countries: United States United States

US drugs giant Pfizer makes an improved £69bn offer, worth £55 per share, for British firm AstraZeneca.
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Atlantic search for UK yacht ends

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 20:51
related countries: Atlantic Ocean Atlantic Ocean

An air and sea search is called off for four British yachtsmen missing in the Atlantic after their boat began taking in water.
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Clegg: We could pare back Help to Buy

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 18:59

The government's Help to Buy scheme could be "pared back" if the Bank of England believes the housing market is overheating, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says.
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Michael Jackson tops UK album chart

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 18:04

The late pop legend Michael Jackson makes it to number one in the album charts, nearly five years since his death, with Xscape.
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