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Rates 'to stay at 0.5% this year'

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 0:14

UK interest rates are unlikely to rise this year, according to a snapshot of views of top economists from the BBC.
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Developing world obesity quadruples

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 0:04

The number of overweight and obese adults in the developing world has quadrupled to almost one billion since 1980, a UK think tank says.
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'Exceptional weather' to hit UK

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 0:00

A period of "exceptional weather" is set to hit the UK, the environment secretary says, as severe flood warnings are issued for south-west England, Gloucestershire and Wales.
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PM backs 'life means life' sentences

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 16:09
related countries: United States United States

David Cameron says "life should mean life", as the government considers US-style sentences totalling hundreds of years for serious offenders.
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Davies to miss most of Six Nations

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 13:52
related places: March

Centre Jonathan Davies will not return to action until early March, ruling him out of the most of Wales' Six Nations campaign.
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Hobbit and Frozen see off Bieber

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 11:00
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Cinema audiences in the UK and Ireland spent the last weekend of 2013 watching the latest Hobbit film and Disney animation - but not pop star Justin Bieber's new documentary.
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UK manufacturing recovery 'on track'

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 11:00

The UK's manufacturing sector continued to see strong growth in December, according to a closely watched survey.
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Robbed Canada runner's bag found

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 1:40
related countries: Canada Canada

A British fundraiser who was attacked and robbed while he was in Canada for a charity running challenge gets his belongings back.
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Eastern European migrant curbs end

Wednesday, January 1st 2014, 17:13
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, Romania Romania

Bulgarian and Romanian citizens are free to live and work in the UK after temporary controls ended, as a few early arrivals are met by MPs.
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Thousands at New Year's Day parade

Wednesday, January 1st 2014, 14:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: London, Day, New Year

Thousands of people take part in London's traditional New Year's Day parade, which this year celebrated the swinging 60s.
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Canada charity runner 'beaten up'

Wednesday, January 1st 2014, 13:14
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Banff

A British fundraiser who is running unaided across Canada is coming to terms with being attacked during new year celebrations in Banff.
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Johnson criticises England batsmen

Wednesday, January 1st 2014, 10:00
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's Mitchell Johnson says England batsmen deliberately back away before the ball is bowled to unsettle bowlers.
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Millions across UK welcome New Year

Wednesday, January 1st 2014, 7:47

Millions of people across the UK celebrate the start of the new year at midnight, with parties, fireworks and music.
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PM to Scots: We want you to stay

Wednesday, January 1st 2014, 0:08

Prime Minister David Cameron tells Scots "We want you to stay", as the UK enters the year in which Scotland will vote on independence.
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New Year's Day flood warnings for UK

Tuesday, December 31st 2013, 19:52

Flood warnings are issued across England and Wales as forecasters predict more heavy rain and strong winds for the first day of 2014.
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Haass proposal document published

Tuesday, December 31st 2013, 19:29

The final draft of the proposal document given to Northern Ireland's political parties by Richard Haass has been published.
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Romania dismisses UK 'invasion' talk

Tuesday, December 31st 2013, 18:28
related countries: Romania Romania

The Romanian foreign ministry has ridiculed talk of an "invasion" of the UK when work restrictions are lifted on Wednesday.
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England 'peaked about two years ago'

Tuesday, December 31st 2013, 16:56
related countries: Australia Australia

England are past their peak according to Ken Schofield, the man who reviewed their 5-0 Ashes loss to Australia in 2006.
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Comedian John Fortune dies aged 74

Tuesday, December 31st 2013, 16:48

John Fortune, the British comedian and satirist who found fame through his TV collaborations with John Bird and Rory Bremner, dies aged 74.
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NI Haass talks end without agreement

Tuesday, December 31st 2013, 9:57

Talks aimed at resolving some of the most divisive issues hampering the Northern Ireland peace process break up without agreement.
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Tesco's India plans given go-ahead

Tuesday, December 31st 2013, 8:49
related countries: India India

The Indian government approves plans by the British retail giant Tesco for expansion into India, in partnership with the Tata Group.
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Murray & Beckham miss out on honours

Monday, December 30th 2013, 22:52
related places: Wimbledon

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray and former England captain David Beckham are overlooked in the New Year's Honours list.
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Helicopter rescue at flooded farm

Monday, December 30th 2013, 22:50

Seven people are airlifted to safety from a flooded farm after torrential rain causes disruption in several parts of Scotland.
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UK 'cannot extend' migrant controls

Monday, December 30th 2013, 16:48
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, Romania Romania

The UK has done all it can "within the law" to delay the lifting of work restrictions on Bulgarian and Romanian migrants, a senior Conservative says in response to calls for controls to be extended.
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CBI: Firms must pay workers more

Monday, December 30th 2013, 10:56

The head of the CBI, John Cridland, says too many people are "stuck" in minimum wage jobs despite an improvement in the UK economy.
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Australia add Doolan for final Test

Monday, December 30th 2013, 9:35

Australia name uncapped batsman Alex Doolan as cover for Shane Watson in the final Ashes Test against England on Friday.
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Flower wants to remain England coach

Monday, December 30th 2013, 8:20

Andy Flower is "motivated" to continue as England team director and says Alastair Cook should stay on as captain.
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Pharrell 'happy' with chart glory

Monday, December 30th 2013, 6:47

Pharrell Williams saw out 2013 with his third UK number one single of the year, Happy, knocking X Factor winner Sam Bailey into second place.
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Police to give unsolved crime detail

Monday, December 30th 2013, 2:46

Police forces in England and Wales are to change the way they record offences to give the public a clearer idea about why some crimes are not solved.
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Migrants to face NHS care charges

Monday, December 30th 2013, 0:56

Migrants are to face new charges for some NHS services in England, ministers say, but GP consultations will remain free.
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Let Syrian refugees into UK - Farage

Sunday, December 29th 2013, 16:19
related countries: Syria Syria

The UK should take in refugees from Syria, UKIP leader Nigel Farage says, as he argues refugees are "very different" from economic migrants.
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Breast implants to be registered

Sunday, December 29th 2013, 8:53

Every breast implant operation in England is to be recorded on a new register, in the wake of the PIP implants scare, ministers say.
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Captain Cook determined to continue

Sunday, December 29th 2013, 7:19

Alastair Cook wants to remain England captain but admits his future is uncertain after a fourth straight Ashes Test loss.
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More storms ahead, warn forecasters

Sunday, December 29th 2013, 5:25

Forecasters warn of a fresh burst of heavy rain and wind across the UK on Monday, as some homes hit by Christmas storms are told they face more days without power.
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Australia take 4-0 lead over England

Sunday, December 29th 2013, 3:42
related places: Melbourne

Australia charge to an eight-wicket victory over England in Melbourne to maintain their hopes of an Ashes whitewash.
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No agreement yet in Haass NI talks

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 21:41
related countries: United States United States
related places: Belfast

Talks aimed at solving some of Northern Ireland's most contentious issues end on Saturday without agreement.
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Soldier killed in Afghanistan named

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 16:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier killed in Afghanistan two days before Christmas is named as Captain Richard Holloway, 29, of The Royal Engineers.
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Mother and daughter hurt in blast

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 15:40
related countries: Spain Spain

A British woman and her eight-year-old daughter are among several people who have suffered burns after an explosion at a poolside bar on the Spanish resort island of Tenerife.
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Power company to boost storm payouts

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 14:00

One of the UK's biggest power distributors is to increase compensation for customers, as thousands remain without electricity after recent storms.
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England's worst display - Vaughan

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 12:36

Former captain Michael Vaughan says the players must take the blame for England's latest batting collapse down under.
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Europe court 'risks UK sovereignty'

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 11:55

Suggestions the European Court of Human Rights can set law on social issues is a threat to the sovereignty of Parliament, says a former lord chief justice.
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Ashes catch-up: a tale of two collapses

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 8:59
related countries: Australia Australia

Relive all the overnight drama as England lose their last five wickets for six runs to hand Australia back the initiative.
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England face defeat after collapse

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 7:19
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia are favourites to take a 4-0 series lead after England lose five wickets for six runs in a dismal batting display.
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Ban smacking, children's tsar urges

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 5:22

Parents should be banned from smacking their children, the Children's Commissioner for England, Maggie Atkinson, says in a newspaper interview.
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Cameron urged to make case for EU

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 1:20

David Cameron must spell out the case for the UK's continued membership of the European Union, Conservative grandee Lord Howe says.
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Storms return to batter the UK

Friday, December 27th 2013, 23:57

High winds and rain return to the UK, disrupting transport, while there is growing anger among thousands who still have no electricity.
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Freed Greenpeace activists back home

Friday, December 27th 2013, 19:35
related countries: Canada Canada, Russia Russia

Five British Greenpeace activists, held in Russia for 100 days, are reunited with loved ones after being granted an amnesty from protest charges.
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TV producer Allan McKeown dies

Friday, December 27th 2013, 13:55
related places: London

Veteran producer Allan McKeown, who was behind hits including Jerry Springer: The Opera at London's National Theatre, has died at the age of 67.
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Army boss in Taliban attacks warning

Friday, December 27th 2013, 13:16
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The head of the British army warns the Taliban could re-take lost territory after UK troops leave Afghanistan, but says he is "extremely proud" of the Army's work.
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Syria surgeon's inquest opens in UK

Friday, December 27th 2013, 12:29
related countries: Syria Syria

An inquest into the death of British doctor Abbas Khan, who died in a Syrian prison, is opened and adjourned in London.
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Anderson hails 'complete' display

Friday, December 27th 2013, 12:15
related places: Melbourne

James Anderson says England's performance on day two in Melbourne shows they can salvage pride from the Ashes tour.
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Friday, December 27th 2013, 11:34
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Rescue crews in New Zealand searching for a British hiker who went missing two weeks ago find a body at the foot of a cliff.
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Hart is best in England - Pellegrini

Friday, December 27th 2013, 10:26
related places: Liverpool

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini praises Joe Hart following his display in the Boxing Day win over Liverpool.
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Trust apologises over DNA failings

Friday, December 27th 2013, 5:10
related places: London

An NHS Trust apologises for "inexcusable failings" after complaints a sexual assault referral centre in London did not send samples for DNA testing.
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Wildlife 'thrived' after hot summer

Friday, December 27th 2013, 3:29

The hot summer of 2013 provided a much-needed boost for UK wildlife, with butterflies, moths and grasshoppers all thriving, the National Trust says.
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Britain braced for more storms

Thursday, December 26th 2013, 23:00

Britain is preparing for more heavy rain and winds of up to 80mph as the Environment Agency warns of further significant disruption from flooding in parts of southern England.
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Murray loses on return from injury

Thursday, December 26th 2013, 20:47

British number one Andy Murray loses on his return to action after undergoing back surgery in September.
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Greenpeace protester returning home

Thursday, December 26th 2013, 16:58
related countries: Russia Russia

A Greenpeace activist who has been in Russia since being held in a protest against Arctic oil drilling is preparing to return home to Wales.
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Funeral for Syria-death doctor

Thursday, December 26th 2013, 14:31
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

The brother of a British doctor who died while being held in custody in Syria pays tribute to him at his funeral, describing him as "our star".
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Bell praises Pietersen's patience

Thursday, December 26th 2013, 12:47

England's Ian Bell praises Kevin Pietersen's fighting qualities and backs him to steer the tourists to a competitive total.
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UK Europe's 'largest' economy by 2030

Thursday, December 26th 2013, 11:50
related countries: Germany Germany

The UK economy will become the largest in Europe, overtaking Germany by 2030, predicts think tank the Centre for Economic and Business Research.
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Late wickets leave England reeling

Thursday, December 26th 2013, 7:19
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Melbourne

Australia reduce England to 226-6 with three late wickets on the first day of the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne.
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Power 'to remain out for Christmas'

Wednesday, December 25th 2013, 22:34

Some of those hit by power cuts over Christmas could be without electricity until the end of the week after storms which also left 1,000 homes in England flooded.
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Retirement coverage upsets Swann

Wednesday, December 25th 2013, 17:00

Graeme Swann hits out at some media coverage of his cricketing retirement as he prepares to leave England's Ashes tour.
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End mass surveillance, says Snowden

Wednesday, December 25th 2013, 16:58

Ex-National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden delivers an "alternative" UK Christmas message, calling for an end to mass surveillance.
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Archbishop highlights 'injustices'

Wednesday, December 25th 2013, 14:18

The Archbishop of Canterbury has used his first Christmas Day sermon to highlight "injustices" facing Britain's poor and victims of world conflicts.
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VIDEO: 'Christians driven into exile'

Wednesday, December 25th 2013, 13:46
related places: Canterbury

The Archbishop of Canterbury has used his first Christmas Day sermon to highlight "injustices" facing Britain's poor and victims of world conflicts.
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Floods and power cuts hit thousands

Wednesday, December 25th 2013, 11:49

Flooding is causing difficulties for many people in southern England after storms lashed the UK, while thousands face Christmas without power.
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Cook keen to right England's wrongs

Wednesday, December 25th 2013, 9:29

England skipper Alastair Cook says his side's successes last summer may have hidden serious flaws in both the team and his captaincy.
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VIDEO: Christmas at Camp Bastion

Wednesday, December 25th 2013, 8:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Some 5,000 British service personnel are spending Christmas in Afghanistan, along with tens of thousands of other international forces.
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Jailed British Ahmadi in Pakistan blasphemy appeal

Wednesday, December 25th 2013, 0:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The British Ahmadi jailed in Pakistan for his beliefs
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Storm damage hits Christmas travel

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 22:35

Thousands have their Christmas travel plans disrupted, about 75,000 homes are without power and flooding causes problems as severe weather continues to sweep the UK.
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UK home sales up 24%, says HMRC

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 11:39

The number of homes being sold in the UK has risen by 24% over the last year, according to HM Revenue and Customs.
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Branson calls for Uganda boycott

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 11:38
related countries: Uganda Uganda

UK business tycoon Richard Branson calls on companies and tourists to boycott Uganda after its parliament approves a bill to toughen the punishment for homosexual acts.
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VIDEO: Why Egyptians are investing in Wales

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 10:18
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Syria Syria

The impact of conflict in Syria and a military coup in Egypt has helped encourage many from the region to invest abroad and to emigrate, including to the UK.
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VIDEO: Zanzibar hit by tourism slump

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 5:39

Zanzibar's tourism industry has suffered a slump since two British women were victims of an acid attack in August.
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Two dead as severe weather hits UK

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 1:24

The bodies of a man and a woman are found in fast-flowing water in separate incidents as gale force winds and heavy rain hit Christmas travel around the UK.
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UN seeks to boost South Sudan force

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 0:44

UN chief Ban Ki-moon calls for the UN force in South Sudan to be almost doubled to 7,500 troops, as new details of alleged mass killings emerge.
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VIDEO: Syrian refugees try to travel to UK

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 23:33
related countries: Syria Syria

More than two million refugees have fled their homes in Syria since the civil war began but the European Union has only offered to take in 10,000.
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 20:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A Royal Engineers soldier is killed after coming under enemy fire in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence say.
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Bad weather hits shopper numbers

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 18:33

Bad weather and more online shopping has seen fewer shoppers hitting the UK High Street in the run up to Christmas this year, new figures suggest.
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VIDEO: 'Wretched' migrants seek home in UK

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 17:44

Calais is home to many hundreds of illegal migrants who flock to the port in the hope of making their way to the UK.
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Bus hits bridge after wrong turn

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 15:11
related places: London

A bus is damaged after taking a wrong turn and hitting a railway bridge in south-west London.
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England call up Borthwick & Tredwell

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 13:23
related places: Kent

Durham's Scott Borthwick and James Tredwell of Kent are added to the England Test squad after Graeme Swann's retirement.
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Yeates landlord's hopes for drama

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 13:00

The man wrongly arrested for the murder of Jo Yeates hopes an upcoming drama about him will show the "destructive" nature of some of the UK press.
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Swann denies accusing England players

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 10:57

Graeme Swann says he was not referring to anyone in the England dressing room when he said certain cricket players are "up their own backsides".
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Deal failure hits United Spirits

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 10:50
related countries: India India

Shares in India's United Spirits fall by 6% after an Indian court annuls a deal which would have given Britain's Diageo a controlling stake.
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British Airways plane clips building

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 10:35
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Johannesburg

A British Airways plane carrying more than 200 people hits an office building while preparing to take off from Johannesburg in South Africa.
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Councils 'make £594m from parking'

Monday, December 23rd 2013, 5:01

Councils around England generated a record £594m surplus from parking activities in the past financial year, according to the RAC Foundation.
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Syria should answer for death - PM

Sunday, December 22nd 2013, 18:22
related countries: Syria Syria

In a letter to the mother of a British surgeon who died in a Syrian prison, David Cameron says her son's death is a "sickening and appalling tragedy".
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Migrant cap will not happen - Cable

Sunday, December 22nd 2013, 15:31

A 75,000-a-year cap on EU migrants coming to the UK will not happen, says Vince Cable, as he accuses the Tories of being "in a bit of a panic" over UKIP.
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England still need Flower - ECB chief

Sunday, December 22nd 2013, 10:54

Coach Andy Flower should lead England into the next Ashes series in 2015, according to ECB chief executive David Collier.
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Bulgaria warns UK over migrant curbs

Sunday, December 22nd 2013, 10:17
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev issues a warning to UK prime minister David Cameron about his plans to toughen rules on immigration.
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UK doctor's body to be flown home

Sunday, December 22nd 2013, 2:19
related countries: Syria Syria

The body of British surgeon Abbas Khan, who died in a Syrian prison last week, is being flown back to the UK.
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England's Swann retires from cricket

Sunday, December 22nd 2013, 2:13

England bowler Graeme Swann announces his retirement from all forms of cricket with immediate effect.
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PM sends Christmas message to troops

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 22:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

David Cameron praises the "service and heroism" of British soldiers in Afghanistan and reiterates his pledge to bring them home by the end of 2014.
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Investigation vow on Lockerbie 25th

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 22:08
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States
related places: Lockerbie

The UK, US and Libyan governments vow to work together to reveal "the full facts" of the Lockerbie bombing as memorial services are held.
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UK doctor's family visit morgue

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 20:02
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria
related places: Beirut

The mother of a British doctor who died in a Syrian prison visits a morgue in Beirut where her son's body was taken.
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VIDEO: 'Lockerbie people helped us survive'

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 17:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lockerbie

Memorial events have been held in the UK and US to mark the 25th anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing.
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Lockerbie 25th anniversary marked

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 15:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lockerbie

Memorial services are being held in the UK and US to mark the 25th anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing in which 270 people were killed.
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