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United Kingdom: news

George Michael beats Kylie in chart

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 18:56

George Michael's Symphonica beats Kylie Minogue's Kiss Me Once to the top of the UK album chart.
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Broad fined for umpire criticism

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 17:04

England captain Stuart Broad is fined for questioning the umpires' decision to play on in a storm at the World Twenty20.
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VIDEO: OK! magazine launches in Pakistan

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 15:25
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The UK-based international celebrity magazine, OK!, has launched a new edition in Pakistan - an apparently unlikely location for an upmarket, global, publication.
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Blackrock outlines Yes vote 'risks'

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 13:15

The world's biggest investment fund manager says Scottish independence would bring "major uncertainties, costs and risks," for Scotland and the rest of the UK.
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Hague warns of Russia 'isolation'

Sunday, March 23rd 2014, 5:28
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

Russia faces long-term "isolation and stagnation" over its "illegal land grab" in Ukraine's Crimea region, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague says.
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Currency union rejection criticised

Saturday, March 22nd 2014, 23:58

The Scottish government welcomes new economic analysis which strongly attacks the UK Treasury's opposition to a currency alliance.
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Teenage girl shot dead in London

Saturday, March 22nd 2014, 22:43
related places: London

Three youths are arrested after a teenage girl thought to be aged about 15 is shot dead in east London, the Metropolitan Police says.
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England beaten in storm-hit match

Saturday, March 22nd 2014, 17:13
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand beat England under the Duckworth-Lewis method after their World Twenty20 match is abandoned because of a storm.
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The footballer who disappeared

Saturday, March 22nd 2014, 0:27

The footballer who beat England - then disappeared
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First UK genital mutilation charges

Friday, March 21st 2014, 17:42

The first UK prosecutions over female genital mutilation are announced by the Crown Prosecution Service.
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Woman jailed for friend acid attack

Friday, March 21st 2014, 16:30
related places: London

A woman who threw acid in the face of a friend while wearing a veil as a disguise is jailed for 12 years.
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Kate Bush to play 15 London dates

Friday, March 21st 2014, 11:30

Kate Bush announces a series of concert dates in the UK later this year, 35 years after her last tour.
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Ofsted proposes inspections overhaul

Friday, March 21st 2014, 11:19

The head of Ofsted is to propose an overhaul of school inspections in England and will defend the schools' watchdog in a speech to head teachers.
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UK experts back meningitis B jab

Friday, March 21st 2014, 10:40

A vaccine that protects against a deadly form of meningitis is set to be introduced in the UK.
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UK picks Lucas for 'art Olympics'

Friday, March 21st 2014, 9:08

Artist Sarah Lucas is to represent the UK at next year's Venice Biennale, the British Council announces.
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UK 'must tackle Sahel terror risk'

Friday, March 21st 2014, 1:25
related countries: Mali Mali

The UK needs a "bigger footprint" in Mali and other Saharan countries to fight extremism, a committee of MPs says.
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Lendl very hard to replace - Murray

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 20:18

British number one Andy Murray says it will be difficult to find a replacement coach who is as good as mentor Ivan Lendl.
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Council staff offered 1% pay rise

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 18:13

Council employees in England, Wales and Northern Ireland who earn more than £14,880 are being offered a 1% pay rise this year.
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Iraq unlawful killing claims dropped

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 17:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A public inquiry into whether UK soldiers unlawfully killed Iraqi civilians in 2004 hears their relatives no longer believe there is enough evidence to back the claims.
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Big rise in opium near British base

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 14:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The area used for cultivating opium around Britain's main base in Afghanistan nearly quadrupled between 2011 and 2013.
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G4S guards face plane death charges

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 14:50

Three G4S custody officers are charged with the manslaughter of deportee Jimmy Mubenga, the Crown Prosecution Service says.
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Trader fined for rigging bond market

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 12:02

A trader is fined more than £660,000 and banned from the industry for rigging the UK bond market at the Bank of England's expense.
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Hitachi to move rail business to UK

Thursday, March 20th 2014, 9:09
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Hitachi

Japanese electronics firm Hitachi - the manufacturer of the first bullet trains - announces it will move its global rail business from Japan to the United Kingdom.
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Savers and pensioners' Budget boost

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 17:33

Chancellor George Osborne makes tax-free Isas more "generous" for savers and unveils measures to help pensioners boost their income.
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England lose to India in T20 warm-up

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 17:11
related countries: India India

England's stuttering form continues as they lose to India by 20 runs in their final World Twenty20 warm-up match.
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Murray splits with coach Lendl

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 13:19

British number one Andy Murray and his coach Ivan Lendl agree to end their two-year partnership.
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Young directors 'need more support'

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 11:30

UK film-makers are not being "nurtured" and need more protection against the influx of Hollywood movies, says The Bourne Supremacy director Paul Greengrass.
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UK unemployment falls by 63,000

Wednesday, March 19th 2014, 11:00

UK unemployment fell by 63,000 to 2.33 million in the three months to January, with the jobless rate at 7.2%.
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Star Wars filming to start in May

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 20:39
related places: London

Episode VII, the latest film in the Star Wars franchise, will start shooting at Pinewood Studios near London in May, Lucasfilm and Disney confirm.
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Bank of England shake-up unveiled

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 18:36

The Bank of England is to have two new deputy governors - Ben Broadbent for monetary policy and Nemat Shafik in charge of markets and banking.
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Veronese masterpieces on show in UK

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 17:56
related countries: Italy Italy

A colossal work by the 16th century Italian painter Veronese forms the centrepiece of the first ever exhibition devoted to the artist in the UK.
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Ramsey & Cazorla renew Arsenal deals

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 16:53
related places: London

Arsenal midfielders Aaron Ramsey, 23, and Santi Cazorla, 29, sign new contracts with the London club.
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Kevin Spacey to star in one-man show

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 16:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

US actor Kevin Spacey is to star in a one-man show at London's Old Vic to mark 10 years as artistic director of the institution.
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Campaigners mark six months to vote

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 11:51

With six months until the vote on Scottish independence, Labour details more tax powers and nationalists promise to be positive.
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Baby organ donor rules 'deadly'

Tuesday, March 18th 2014, 0:02

UK doctors have attacked a "crazy double standard" in organ donation that they say leads to the deaths of babies.
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Trott walkout was a con - Vaughan

Monday, March 17th 2014, 12:06

Former England captain Michael Vaughan feels "conned" by Jonathan Trott's decision to leave England's winter Ashes tour.
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Man Utd 'may face 10-year title wait'

Monday, March 17th 2014, 10:16

Manchester United might not win the Premier League again for another decade, says former England international Danny Mills.
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Saying goodbye to Camp Bastion

Monday, March 17th 2014, 5:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The British troops scaling down their operation in Afghanistan
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UK nears end of Afghanistan pullout

Monday, March 17th 2014, 4:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

British troops have made another move towards their exit from Afghanistan and now just control just two bases, the MoD says.
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Trott reveals full extent of anguish

Monday, March 17th 2014, 0:01

England batsman Jonathan Trott says that he left the Ashes tour because he was "emotionally and mentally spent".
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Aberdeen 0-0 Inverness (aet, 4-2 pens)

Sunday, March 16th 2014, 17:12
related places: Aberdeen, Inverness

Adam Rooney converts the winning spot-kick as Aberdeen beat Inverness on penalties to win the Scottish League Cup.
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Salmond says UK should share pound

Sunday, March 16th 2014, 17:08

Scotland's first minister Alex Salmond says a shared currency after independence would be the best option for Scotland and the rest of the UK.
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Austrian conned by fake Prince Harry

Sunday, March 16th 2014, 17:04
related countries: Austria Austria

A man posing on Facebook as Britain's Prince Harry cons an Austrian floor-fitter out of thousands of euros for fake renovation work at Buckingham Palace.
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New York collapse no big deal - Farah

Sunday, March 16th 2014, 14:46
related places: New York

Mo Farah is "feeling good" despite collapsing after finishing the New York half-marathon second behind Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai.
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US country stars hit London festival

Sunday, March 16th 2014, 12:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

Some of the US's top country music acts including Dixie Chicks and Zac Brown Band play for 15,000 fans at London's Country to Country festival.
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Gorillaz artist creates library art

Sunday, March 16th 2014, 10:55

Gorillaz co-creator Jamie Hewlett creates an artwork of a caped female who has vanquished a super hero for a comics exhibition at the British Library.
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Scarlett Johansson on playing 'unscripted' scavenging alien

Sunday, March 16th 2014, 0:47

Scarlett Johansson on playing a human-scavenging alien
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MPs claim Yes would damage education

Sunday, March 16th 2014, 0:07

A Westminster committee says independence would have a damaging effect on higher education and research in Scotland.
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Helicopter's flight recorder found

Saturday, March 15th 2014, 19:23

The flight voice recorder of the crashed helicopter that killed four people in Norfolk, including Northern Ireland peer Lord Ballyedmond, is recovered for analysis.
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Tories criticise corroboration move

Saturday, March 15th 2014, 17:37

Proposals to scrap the need for two sources of evidence in Scottish criminal trials are criticised at the Scottish Tory Party conference.
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Wales 51-3 Scotland

Saturday, March 15th 2014, 16:38
related places: Cardiff

Wales score seven tries to thrash Scotland after visiting full-back Stuart Hogg is sent off in the first half in Cardiff.
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Italy 11-52 England

Saturday, March 15th 2014, 14:46
related countries: Italy Italy

England fail to beat Ireland to the Six Nations title despite a thumping victory over an error-ridden Italy.
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US accuses 16 banks of Libor fraud

Friday, March 14th 2014, 21:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

A US regulator sues 16 banks - including some of the world's largest - for allegedly manipulating the London interbank offered rate (Libor).
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Peer 'concern' over crash helicopter

Friday, March 14th 2014, 20:53

A Northern Ireland peer killed in an air accident in Norfolk along with three others, had raised concerns about the helicopter that crashed, the BBC learns.
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O'Driscoll seeks title-winning exit

Friday, March 14th 2014, 17:25
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Brian O'Driscoll hopes to sign off in style with an Ireland Six Nations title, but England retain a chance of the crown as well.
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London Market Report

Friday, March 14th 2014, 17:11

London Market Report
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Bellingham chemotherapy 'going well'

Friday, March 14th 2014, 16:56

Actress and TV presenter Lynda Bellingham reveals that her treatment for cancer is "going swimmingly" as she collects an OBE from the Prince of Wales.
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US-Russia in Ukraine crisis talks

Friday, March 14th 2014, 15:39
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: London, Crimea, Sunday

US and Russian envoys hold key talks in London on the Ukraine crisis, as Sunday's disputed referendum in Crimea looms.
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Leicester's Flood to join Toulouse

Friday, March 14th 2014, 14:07
related countries: France France
related places: Toulouse

French side Toulouse confirm Leicester Tigers and England fly-half Toby Flood will join them from next season.
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NI peer among helicopter crash dead

Friday, March 14th 2014, 11:33

Northern Ireland peer and industrialist Lord Ballyedmond is confirmed as one of four people who died in a helicopter crash in Norfolk.
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Stolen bank cards highest since 2006

Friday, March 14th 2014, 11:18

Consumers are being warned about a series of bank card scams, after fraud from stolen cards rose to its highest level in eight years, says the UK Cards Association
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UK astronaut's mission needs a name

Friday, March 14th 2014, 6:54

The European Space Agency asks people to choose a name for British astronaut Major Tim Peake's next mission.
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WW1 dead to be reburied 100 years on

Friday, March 14th 2014, 3:02

Twenty British soldiers are to be reinterred in Northern France, almost 100 years after they were killed in action during the Battle of Loos.
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PM urged to help jailed Britons

Friday, March 14th 2014, 1:04
related countries: India India

Relatives of six former British soldiers jailed in India are urging the prime minister to help free them.
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England confidence restored - Morgan

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 23:57

Eoin Morgan says England will begin the World Twenty20 with renewed confidence after winning the final T20 in West Indies.
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Jordan inspires England to victory

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 22:32

Chris Jordan inspires England to a five-run win over West Indies in their final match before the World Twenty20.
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England replace Marler with Vunipola

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 21:33
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Mako Vunipola replaces father-to-be Joe Marler for England in Saturday's Six Nations match against Italy in Rome.
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Diana 'gave royal phone book to NoW'

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 19:20

Princess Diana gave a royal phone book to the News of the World because she wanted to "take on" her estranged husband, Prince Charles, the Old Bailey phone-hacking trial hears.
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Cantona cautioned for common assault

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 17:45
related places: London

Former Manchester United footballer Eric Cantona is arrested in north London and cautioned by police for common assault.
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NHS pay squeeze sparks strike threat

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 14:43

Unions have reacted with anger to ministers' announcement of a fresh round of below-inflation pay rises for NHS staff in England.
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Bankers may have to return bonuses

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 13:56

Bankers may have to return their bonuses up to six years after receiving them, says the Bank of England.
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Stars gather to honour David Frost

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 13:34
related places: London

Around 2,000 people, including Sir Terry Wogan and Joanna Lumley, attend a memorial service for Sir David Frost in London.
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Wales make six changes for Scotland

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 11:09

Wales change both half-backs and drop Lions forwards Richard Hibbard and Adam Jones for the final Six Nations game with Scotland.
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Adult social care 'under pressure'

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 1:12

Adult social care in England is under increasing pressure and the government has "no idea" how long the system can cope, an inquiry finds.
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Give more aid to Myanmar, say MPs

Thursday, March 13th 2014, 0:10
related countries: Burma Burma

The UK government should raise its annual aid to Myanmar from £60m to £100m to help the country reform, despite concerns over human rights, MPs recommend.
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Murray knocked out at Indian Wells

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 22:02
related countries: India India

Milos Raonic knocks out British number one Andy Murray in the fourth round of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.
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EU referendum unlikely, says Labour

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 15:42
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Ed Miliband says an EU referendum is "unlikely" if he wins the next general election, but David Cameron argues that Labour's position makes "no sense whatsoever".
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G4S pays £108.9m for tagging scandal

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 15:03

Troubled security firm G4S pays the UK government £108.9m for the tagging scandal, and admits that 2013 was "an extremely challenging year".
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Block on Charles's letters unlawful

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 12:22

The attorney general's decision to block publication of letters written by the Prince of Wales to government ministers is ruled unlawful.
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Chris Tarrant suffers 'mini-stroke'

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 11:43
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok, London

Broadcaster Chris Tarrant had a "mini-stroke" while flying from Bangkok to London earlier this month from which he is now recovering in hospital, his manager confirms.
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Scotland delay team announcement

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 11:20

Scott Johnson delays naming his Scotland side to face Wales amid injury concerns over Tommy Seymour and Max Evans.
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McFadden misses out on Winter gold

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 10:57

Tatyana McFadden missed out on adding Winter Paralympic sprint gold to her three London 2012 titles by just 0.1 seconds.
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Banksy marks Syria third anniversary

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 10:53
related countries: Syria Syria

Reclusive British street artist Banksy reworks one of his most celebrated pieces to mark the third anniversary of the ongoing conflict in Syria.
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GB's Etherington wins slalom silver

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 9:45

British skier Jade Etherington wins her third medal of the Winter Paralympics with silver in the visually impaired slalom.
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McBryde fear over Jenkins treatment

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 7:22

Wales worried that loose-head Gethin Jenkins is being "singled-out" by referees after two yellow cards in the Six Nations.
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Mental health cuts 'risk lives'

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 0:38

Cuts to mental health services in England will put lives at risk, as funds are reduced for schemes aimed at reducing suicides, ministers are warned.
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Shanghai teachers flown in for maths

Wednesday, March 12th 2014, 0:38

Up to 60 Chinese maths teachers are to be brought to England raise standards in schools - as a campaign is launched to improve numeracy levels.
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Norway hears online child death case

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 23:58
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Oslo

A Norwegian woman and her British lover go on trial in Oslo, accused of killing her 22-month-old child under instructions from the UK via Skype.
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Windies beat England to win series

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 23:01

West Indies beat England by five wickets in a close-fought contest to win the Twenty20 series with a match to spare.
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Tuilagi returns to match-day squad

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 19:21
related countries: Italy Italy

Manu Tuilagi is set to replace Alex Goode on the England replacements bench for Saturday's Six Nations game against Italy.
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Journalist dies in Afghanistan attack

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 15:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Sweden Sweden
related places: A

A journalist with Swedish and British nationality has been killed in Afghanistan.
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Webb and Charteris may face Scots

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 13:32

Scrum-half Rhys Webb and lock Luke Charteris may be fit for Wales to face Scotland in the Six Nations says coach Robin McBryde.
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Carney admits Bank needs to improve

Tuesday, March 11th 2014, 12:49

The Bank of England must improve its economic forecasting, governor Mark Carney tells MPs, who will later quiz him on what Bank officials knew of alleged foreign exchange rate fixing.
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Injured Root out of World Twenty20

Monday, March 10th 2014, 18:01

Joe Root will miss the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh after fracturing his thumb in the last one-day international against West Indies.
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Russia sanctions 'possible in days'

Monday, March 10th 2014, 17:11
related countries: Russia Russia

David Cameron promises the UK will not ignore Russia's incursion into Crimea, with sanctions possible "within days".
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Jude and Judi up for Olivier Awards

Monday, March 10th 2014, 15:49

Dame Judi Dench and Jude Law are among the nominees in the running for this year's Olivier Awards, one of the most high-profile events in the UK theatre calendar.
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Harry Styles extends paparazzi order

Monday, March 10th 2014, 15:34

Harry Styles has won an extension on his High Court order against four photographers for harassment in the UK.
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Hollywood star to promote NI tourism

Monday, March 10th 2014, 8:27

Hollywood star Liam Neeson takes a new role promoting his native Northern Ireland as a tourist destination.
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Gallagher wins Paralympic gold

Monday, March 10th 2014, 6:16

Kelly Gallagher wins Britain's first ever Winter Paralympic gold with victory in the super-G event in Sochi.
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Economy 'to hit 2008 peak by summer'

Monday, March 10th 2014, 0:00

The size of the UK's overall economy will surpass its pre-recession peak by this summer, says the British Chambers of Commerce.
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