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Item Club predicts UK growth of 2.8%

Sunday, April 19th 2015, 23:02

Low inflation and stronger eurozone growth should help the UK economy expand 2.8% this year despite political uncertainty, says an EY Item Club report.
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UK archbishop visits Egyptian leaders

Sunday, April 19th 2015, 15:19
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Libya Libya

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby travels to Egypt for a "visit of condolence" following the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya earlier this year.
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Inverness CT 3-2 Celtic

Sunday, April 19th 2015, 14:02

Inverness Caledonian Thistle reach their first-ever Scottish Cup final to end Celtic's hopes of a domestic treble.
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Six released in Syria 'terror' probe

Saturday, April 18th 2015, 18:54
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Six people arrested by UK police over alleged terror offences after a group was stopped at the Turkey-Syria border are released without charge.
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GB's Smith and Thomas win Euro gold

Saturday, April 18th 2015, 15:35

Louis Smith and Great Britain team-mate Kristian Thomas win gold medals at the European Gymnastics Championships.
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UK monitoring French nuclear issue

Saturday, April 18th 2015, 15:01
related countries: France France

Britain's nuclear safety regulator says it expects lessons to be learned from problems with a French reactor that is very similar to one planned in the UK.
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Hibernian 0-1 Falkirk

Saturday, April 18th 2015, 13:07
related places: Falkirk

Craig Sibbald's headed goal secures Falkirk a place in the Scottish Cup final at the expense of profligate Hibernian.
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Anderson proud to surpass Botham

Saturday, April 18th 2015, 12:44

James Anderson says he is "hugely proud" to have overtaken Sir Ian Botham as England's highest Test wicket-taker.
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Anderson breaks Botham wicket record

Friday, April 17th 2015, 22:04

James Anderson surpasses Sir Ian Botham as England's highest Test wicket-taker as England draw with West Indies.
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West Indies hold on to deny England

Friday, April 17th 2015, 21:27

West Indies hold on to draw the first Test on the day James Anderson becomes England's leading Test wicket-taker.
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Peaty sets breaststroke world record

Friday, April 17th 2015, 20:56

Adam Peaty sets a world record in the 100m breaststroke on the penultimate night of the British Swimming Championships.
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UK sailors face Canada sex charge

Friday, April 17th 2015, 20:49
related countries: Canada Canada

Four members of the Royal Navy have been charged with sexual assault after an alleged incident in Nova Scotia, Canada's military police says.
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Focus on jobs as unemployment falls

Friday, April 17th 2015, 17:30

David Cameron and Ed Miliband react to the latest unemployment figures, which show the number of people out of work is at a seven-year low.
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Journalists cleared in payment trial

Friday, April 17th 2015, 15:25
related places: London

Three journalists are found not guilty of illegally paying public officials, following a trial at London's Old Bailey.
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Argentina acts over Falklands oil

Friday, April 17th 2015, 14:32
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), United States United States

Argentina begins legal proceedings against three British and two US companies for drilling oil near the Falkland Islands.
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Jobless total lowest since July 2008

Friday, April 17th 2015, 10:58

UK unemployment has fallen to its lowest rate since July 2008, official figures have shown.
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McCoy horse out of Scottish National

Friday, April 17th 2015, 9:06
related places: Ayr

AP McCoy's intended Scottish Grand National mount Benvolio is declared a non-runner for Saturday's race at Ayr.
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IMF praises UK economic strategy

Friday, April 17th 2015, 8:11
related places: Washington

The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, endorses the UK coalition government's economic strategy, during a meeting in Washington.
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VIDEO: Antigua PM on cricket's economic boon

Friday, April 17th 2015, 8:07
related countries: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda

Prime Minister of Antigua Gaston Browne tells BBC Sport's Joe Wilson the first Test Match between West Indies and England is of ''significant'' benefit to Antigua's economy.
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Fewer drivers punished for mobile use

Friday, April 17th 2015, 7:17

The number of drivers given penalty points for using mobile phones at the wheel fell by 24% last year in England and Wales, police figures suggest.
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'Win more important than record'

Thursday, April 16th 2015, 23:03

Beating West Indies is more important than James Anderson breaking the England wicket record, says Gary Ballance.
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England push for West Indies victory

Thursday, April 16th 2015, 21:24
related countries: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda

Gary Ballance's century and a stunning Chris Jordan catch set up England's bid for victory over West Indies in Antigua.
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NHS finance problem 'being ignored'

Thursday, April 16th 2015, 8:44

The NHS is facing a "substantial financial problem" in England which politicians are ignoring during the election campaign, the former head of the service says.
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Team GB approve Cook Moldova switch

Thursday, April 16th 2015, 7:32
related countries: Moldova Moldova

Aaron Cook can compete for Moldova after the British Olympic Association reluctantly agree to his request to switch nations.
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Primary places revealed amid squeeze

Thursday, April 16th 2015, 0:45
related places: More

More than half a million families are discovering which primary schools their children will attend, amid a growing places squeeze in parts of England.
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Clegg: It's Salmond, Farage or me

Wednesday, April 15th 2015, 15:12

Nick Clegg says no party will win an outright election victory and claims only the Lib Dems can stop a "lurch to the extremes".
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Record dive rescues sunken treasure

Wednesday, April 15th 2015, 14:37
related countries: Germany Germany

The deepest salvage operation in history rescues a treasure trove of silver rupee coins, sunk by a German U-boat in 1942 while en route from Bombay to England.
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England-based players miss Wales game

Wednesday, April 15th 2015, 10:00

Leading English clubs confirm their Wales players will miss July's training camps - although George North is unaffected.
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Seven Up! director Paul Almond dies

Wednesday, April 15th 2015, 9:45
related countries: Canada Canada

Paul Almond, the Canadian director who started the groundbreaking Seven Up! documentary series about a group of British children, has died aged 83.
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Size of UK oil find as yet unproven

Wednesday, April 15th 2015, 9:05
related places: Gatwick

The company which announced a "significant" oil find near Gatwick airport last week now says its tests were not "sufficient to comment" on the potential size of the whole field.
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China South Rail buys UK maritime firm

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 23:59
related countries: China China

A subsidiary of China South Rail (CSR) buys a UK-based manufacturer of ocean engineering products for £130m.
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Patterson increases book donations

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 23:51
related countries: United States United States

US crime writer James Patterson increases his donation to independent UK bookshops by £250,000.
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GP services face 'retirement crisis'

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 23:29

GP services are facing a crisis, with a third of doctors considering retirement in the next five years, a British Medical Association poll suggests.
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West Indies fightback checks England

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 21:34
related countries: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda

West Indies fight back with ball and bat to limit England's advantage on the second day of the first Test in Antigua.
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RAF jets intercept Russian aircraft

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 18:41
related countries: Russia Russia

RAF Typhoons were launched to intercept two Russian aircraft near UK airspace, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Dance chief quits over training row

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 17:05

Farooq Chaudhry steps down as chairman of Dance UK, days after joining top choreographers in an attack on the "declining standards" of UK dance training.
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Kenyan athlete hits out over agent

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 16:44
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Reigning London marathon champion Wilson Kipsang hits out at the sports authorities in Kenya for suspending his foreign agent without informing him.
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Cameron: We'll offer good life for all

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 15:23

David Cameron wants a "good life" for all as he launches the Conservatives' manifesto with pledges on tax, childcare and housing.
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UK inflation rate remains at zero

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 10:47
related places: March

The UK's inflation rate remained at a record low of 0% in March, official figures show.
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Centrica names new British Gas boss

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 7:17

Centrica says Mark Hodges will be the new managing director of British Gas, ending an 11-month search for a new leader.
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VIDEO: The skyscraper that casts no shadow

Monday, April 13th 2015, 23:00
related places: London

A team of architects in London has developed a way of creating skyscrapers that cast no shadow, using the latest computer design software.
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Bell hits ton as England take charge

Monday, April 13th 2015, 22:37
related countries: Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda

A fluent 143 from Ian Bell helps England recover from 34-3 to reach 341-5 in the first Test against West Indies in Antigua.
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Eurovision star Ronnie Carroll dies

Monday, April 13th 2015, 22:01

Ronnie Carroll, a former UK Eurovision contestant who was due to stand in the 2015 general election, has died at the age of 80.
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Heist police investigate tool theft

Monday, April 13th 2015, 20:18

A possible link between the Hatton Garden jewellery heist and a tool burglary four months before is investigated by Scotland Yard.
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Travelodge see 63% surge in profit

Monday, April 13th 2015, 11:46

UK budget hotel chain Travelodge has reported a more than 60% surge in profits three years after its near-collapse.
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ENO's 9/11 opera has 'awesome power'

Monday, April 13th 2015, 11:28

An opera about five people trapped in one of the Twin Towers during the 9/11 attacks is called a "remarkable piece of work" by one UK critic.
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VIDEO: UK vinyl chart launched as sales soar

Monday, April 13th 2015, 10:05

Soaring sales of old-fashioned records have led to the launch of an official weekly vinyl chart, as Jon Ironmonger reports.
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Patients to be asked about UK status

Monday, April 13th 2015, 0:58

Patients could be made to show their passports when they use hospital care in England under new rules introduced by the Department of Health.
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UK university leaders lobby Brussels

Monday, April 13th 2015, 0:38
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

More than 50 UK university leaders will travel to Brussels on Monday to lobby European policymakers against possible cuts to research funding.
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Angela Lansbury wins Olivier acclaim

Sunday, April 12th 2015, 23:19
related places: London

Dame Angela Lansbury wins her first Olivier Award after a 40-year absence from the London stage, while Kinks musical Sunny Afternoon picks up the most awards of the night.
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UK's first vinyl chart is launched

Sunday, April 12th 2015, 23:04

The Official Charts Company launches weekly vinyl albums and singles charts after sales of vinyl grow for the seventh year in a row.
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We must concentrate on series - Cook

Sunday, April 12th 2015, 22:48

England captain Alastair Cook says team must focus only on cricket as England take on West Indies amid change at the ECB.
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'Syria-bound' Waheed Ahmed to return

Sunday, April 12th 2015, 20:23
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

One of nine Britons held in Turkey on suspicion of trying to enter Syria illegally is expected to return to the UK after being deported.
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I have got a lifeline - Pietersen

Sunday, April 12th 2015, 20:15

Kevin Pietersen says he has been given a lifeline after beginning his bid for an England recall by making 170 for Surrey.
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All Time Low top UK album chart

Sunday, April 12th 2015, 18:01
related countries: United States United States

US rockers All Time Low's top the UK album chart for the first time, as Jess Glynne denies Nick Jonas a number one single in her third week at the top.
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Pietersen hits century for Surrey

Sunday, April 12th 2015, 14:08

Kevin Pietersen hits an unbeaten century for Surrey against Oxford MCCU as he pushes his case for an England recall.
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Spieth's lead cut by Rose at Masters

Sunday, April 12th 2015, 0:39

Jordan Spieth will go into Sunday's final round of the Masters nursing a four-shot lead over England's Justin Rose.
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Theatre stars out for Olivier Awards

Sunday, April 12th 2015, 0:01
related places: London

Some of the biggest names in theatre are gathering at the Royal Opera House in London for the annual Olivier Awards.
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Tories: We'll find £8bn more for NHS

Saturday, April 11th 2015, 18:46

The Conservatives pledge an extra £8bn a year for the NHS in England by 2020 but Labour and the Lib Dems question how the "unfunded" promise will be paid for.
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VIDEO: Alps instructor: 'It is easy to fall'

Saturday, April 11th 2015, 17:23
related countries: France France

Yann Westercamp, a ski instructor in the French ski resort Flaine, explains how a British child may have died in a skiing accident.
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British child dies in skiing accident

Saturday, April 11th 2015, 16:56
related countries: France France

A British child has died in a skiing accident in the French Alps, the Foreign Office confirms, with reports saying it was a seven-year-old boy.
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Russia halts Western WW2 display

Saturday, April 11th 2015, 7:37
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

Russia cancels the opening of an exhibition of World War Two images by US and British photographers, sparking claims of political interference.
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Miliband clashes with SNP over tax

Friday, April 10th 2015, 18:20

The SNP's economic plans would have a "devastating" effect on Scotland, Ed Miliband says, as polls suggest the nationalists still have a huge lead over Labour.
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Weak output pushes pound lower

Friday, April 10th 2015, 15:58

The pound has fallen to its lowest level against the dollar for nearly five years on weak UK industrial output figures and uncertainty over the election outcome.
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Poppies art up for South Bank Award

Friday, April 10th 2015, 12:55
related places: London

The poignant Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red installation at HM Tower of London is shortlisted for this year's South Bank Awards.
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'Bending down' man hit by Tube train

Friday, April 10th 2015, 11:04
related places: London

A man who is believed to have been hit by a rush hour Tube train while bending down to pick up a bag sustains life-threatening head injuries.
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Gaza police seize Banksy artwork

Friday, April 10th 2015, 9:45

Police in Gaza confiscate a door bearing graffiti by UK artist Banksy after its original owner said he had been tricked into selling it.
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Akram Khan attacks UK dance training

Friday, April 10th 2015, 9:03

Leading choreographers including Akram Khan say UK contemporary dance training is "an obstacle", leaving dancers less equipped than students trained internationally.
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VIDEO: 'I was trafficked into UK prostitution'

Friday, April 10th 2015, 6:34
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Coventry, Ope

Ope, 28, tells the story of how she was brought from Nigeria to Coventry to work as a prostitute in an animated film.
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Williamson scores unique penalty

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 21:18

Leah Williamson overcomes the pressure of a five-day wait to score a crucial penalty for England's U19 women.
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VIDEO: 'No forced entry' in jewel heist

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 20:35
related places: London

A raid on Hatton Garden Safe Deposit in London's jewellery quarter showed "no sign of forced entry from the outside", police confirm.
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Thieves breached vault via lift shaft

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 19:36
related places: London

Burglars broke into a high-value vault in central London by climbing down the lift shaft, police say.
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South African Rhodes statue removed

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 17:29
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Cape Town, Rhodes

South Africa's University of Cape Town removes the statue of British colonialist Cecil Rhodes in front of cheering crowds after weeks of protests.
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VIDEO: A farewell to France's war broadcaster

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 16:43
related countries: France France
related places: London, Paris

Jean-Louis Cremieux-Brilhac, who played a key role in General de Gaulle's entourage in wartime London, has died in Paris at the age of 98.
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Bedene into third round in Casablanca

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 15:42

New British number two Aljaz Bedene is into the third round of the Casablanca Open with victory over Arthur De Greef.
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SA campus to remove colonial statue

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 14:05

The University of Cape Town votes to remove a statue of British colonialist Cecil Rhodes that had become the focus of student protests.
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Tories attack Labour over Trident

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 11:26

The Conservatives commit to replacing Trident and say Labour could "barter away" the UK's nuclear deterrent - something Labour denies.
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UK interest rates kept at record low

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 11:22

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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UK pollution forecast prompts warning

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 10:58

Parts of the UK face soaring levels of air pollution on Friday, prompting health warnings for vulnerable people.
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UK trade deficit widens in February

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 10:38

The UK trade deficit widened in February by more than expected, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
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Wales reach highest world ranking

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 9:19

Wales reach their highest world ranking as all four home nations move up in the new tables released by Fifa.
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Gatwick oil find 'significant'

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 6:12

There could be up to 100 billion barrels of oil onshore beneath the South of England, says exploration firm UK Oil & Gas.
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Scots referendum debated by leaders

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 22:51

The leader of the SNP Nicola Sturgeon tells a TV debate that her party would only press for another independence referendum if something "material changed".
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VIDEO: Hunt for clues after London jewel heist

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 19:48
related places: London

Heavy cutting equipment was used to break into a vault containing hundreds of safety deposit boxes in the Hatton Garden jewellery quarter of London.
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Downton leaves ECB after poor World Cup

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 19:14

Paul Downton, who was key in the sacking of Kevin Pietersen, leaves the ECB as part of a restructure after a dismal World Cup.
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Raiders open 70 boxes in jewel heist

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 18:06
related places: London

As many as 70 deposit boxes were opened during a raid in London's jewellery quarter, Scotland Yard says.
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Broad hurts ankle in Windies warm-up

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 17:12

Stuart Broad suffers an injury scare on the first day of England's final Test warm-up against a St Kitts & Nevis XI.
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Labour defends non-dom axe plans

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 16:15

Labour defends its plans to end the non-domicile rule that allows some wealthy UK residents to limit the tax paid on overseas earnings.
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UK turns down mediation over Marbles

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 15:50
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Parthenon

The UK government and the British Museum turn down an offer of mediation in their dispute with Greece over the Parthenon sculptures known as the Elgin Marbles.
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Ex-Guantanamo man held in Uganda

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 13:27
related countries: Uganda Uganda

An ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee and UK resident is arrested in Uganda for questioning over the killing of a top prosecutor, police say.
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Sheen to star in Mallory biopic

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 12:48

Michael Sheen is set to play British climber George Mallory on the big screen.
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MacGregor to leave British Museum

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 10:40

Neil MacGregor announces he is to step down as director of the British Museum.
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Tory resit plan for poor Sats results

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 23:13

Pupils in England with poor Sats results at the end of primary school will face a resit in secondary school if the Tories form the next government.
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'Syrian former imam' found shot dead

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 23:07
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

A man understood to be a Syrian-born former imam of a London mosque is found dead with bullet wounds in his car.
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Cook completes century for England

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 20:16

Alastair Cook hits his first century in England colours since November 2013 on day two of their warm-up match in the Caribbean.
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Blair attacks Cameron's EU vote plan

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 19:57
related places: Cameron

Ex-Labour PM Tony Blair enters the election fray, warning against an EU referendum - but David Cameron hits back, saying he wants to give people the choice.
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Safety deposit box vault burgled

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 16:47
related places: London

Burglars use heavy cutting equipment to break into safety deposit boxes in a vault in London's jewellery quarter.
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Duggan determined to make World Cup

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 16:14

Toni Duggan says the England players are making it hard for manager Mark Sampson to pick his squad for the World Cup in June.
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Fast & Furious 7 tops UK box office

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 15:34
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The latest instalment in the Fast and Furious franchise leaves the competition trailing at the UK and Ireland box office, making more than four times as much as its nearest rival.
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UK services growth picks up speed

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 9:29
related places: March

Activity in the UK's services sector accelerated in March at its fastest pace since August last year, according to a closely-watched survey.
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