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Press regulation charter granted

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 22:30

A royal charter on press regulation is granted by the Privy Council, despite a last-minute legal challenge by the newspaper industry, which says it threatens their freedom.
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Pink Panther actor Stark dies at 91

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 15:55

British comic actor Graham Stark, best known for his recurring roles opposite Peter Sellers in the Pink Panther films, dies at the age of 91.
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Barclays reviewing currency trades

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 11:39

UK bank Barclays says it will review how its currency trading desk operated over the past several years amid a new investigation.
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Actor Nigel Davenport dies at 85

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 11:01

British actor Nigel Davenport, who appeared in Oscar-winning film Chariots of Fire and BBC TV series Howards' Way, dies at the age of 85.
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England captain Cook out of opener

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 9:19
related places: Perth

England captain Alastair Cook misses the opening three-day tour match in Perth because of a sore back with Matt Prior set to skipper.
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Admirers eye Copenhagen's drug rooms

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 1:44
related countries: Denmark Denmark
related places: Copenhagen

Are Denmark's heroin havens a model for England to follow?
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Tonga 24-26 Scotland

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 23:08
related countries: Tonga Tonga
related places: Workington

Matty Russell scores a late try as Scotland snatch a dramatic World Cup win over Tonga in Workington.
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Energy boss calls for market inquiry

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 19:01

The boss of one of Britain's largest energy companies tells MPs that there should be an inquiry into the whole market.
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Hunt loses Lewisham Hospital appeal

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 13:44
related places: London

The Court of Appeal rules Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt did not have power to implement cuts at Lewisham Hospital in London.
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HS2 benefit to UK revised down

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 11:44

The government's latest business case for the HS2 high-speed rail link slightly lowers the amount of benefit it predicts for every £1 spent on the project.
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Energy chiefs under fire on prices

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 7:12

Top executives from the UK's six largest energy companies are expected to face serious criticism when they come before a group of MPs.
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Cameron to unveil Islamic bond plan

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 1:41

Prime Minister David Cameron is set to announce that the UK will become the first non-Muslim country to issue an Islamic bond as well as plans for a new Islamic index.
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Four die as storm hits southern UK

Monday, October 28th 2013, 21:42

Four people have died after a storm hit parts of southern Britain, leading to 625,000 homes losing power, and major travel disruption.
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Thirteen die as storm crosses Europe

Monday, October 28th 2013, 21:23
related countries: France France
related places: Dover

A storm battering north-western Europe kills at least 13 people - six of them in Germany - as transport is severely disrupted.
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VIDEO: SA G4S prison staff accused of abuse

Monday, October 28th 2013, 19:42
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Staff at one of South Africa's most dangerous prisons, run by British firm G4S, have been accused of "shocking" abuses and of losing control.
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Monday, October 28th 2013, 19:15

Wales scrum-half Mike Phillips instructs his lawyers to take legal action against Bayonne over his sacking.
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UK man accused of US military hacks

Monday, October 28th 2013, 18:37
related countries: United States United States

A UK man is accused of hacking into a series of high-profile US networks, including the US Army and Nasa, to steal personal information.
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Burgess banned for high tackle

Monday, October 28th 2013, 15:32
related countries: Australia Australia

England front rower Sam Burgess is banned for one game for a high tackle in his side's World Cup defeat by Australia.
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NHS complaints revolution 'needed'

Monday, October 28th 2013, 12:59

The culture of delay and denial over NHS complaints in England must come to an end, a review of the system says.
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Staff at G4S SA prison accused

Monday, October 28th 2013, 12:50
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Staff at one of South Africa's most dangerous prisons, run by British firm G4S, are accused of "shocking" brutality and of losing control,
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Karzai to meet Pakistan PM in UK

Monday, October 28th 2013, 10:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is beginning a visit to Britain, during which he will hold talks with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
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Lorde claims UK number one spot

Monday, October 28th 2013, 9:06
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand singer Lorde tops the UK singles chart with her debut single, Royals.
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G4S rejects £1.55bn bid for cash arm

Monday, October 28th 2013, 8:21

G4S rejects a £1.55bn offer for its cash solutions business from UK private equity outfit Charterhouse Capital Partners.
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VIDEO: Karzai and Sharif to meet in London

Monday, October 28th 2013, 8:15
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: London, Sharif

In a bid to help foster peace efforts, President Hamid Karzai will meet Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in London this week.
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Badger cull extension challenged

Monday, October 28th 2013, 1:23

England's chief vet has rejected accusations his advice to ministers on the badger cull risked bringing the veterinary profession into disrepute.
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Universal Credit scheme rolls out

Monday, October 28th 2013, 1:04
related places: London

The government's flagship welfare reform - Universal Credit - is being introduced in west London in the latest phase of a national roll-out.
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Travel warnings as storm approaches

Monday, October 28th 2013, 0:15

Commuters are being warned of travel disruption on Monday as a storm bringing severe gale-force winds and rain starts to move across England and Wales.
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Fall in rape case referrals to CPS

Sunday, October 27th 2013, 18:46

The number of rape allegations handed to prosecutors in England and Wales falls to a five-year low, despite a 30% increase in the number of rapes reported to police.
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VIDEO: Fatal row at 'Afghan Sandhurst'

Sunday, October 27th 2013, 13:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

An Afghan soldier has been shot dead and three Nato colleagues wounded in a dispute at a British-run officer training academy near Kabul.
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Wales' Phillips sacked by Bayonne

Sunday, October 27th 2013, 10:59

Bayonne cancel the contract of Wales scrum-half Mike Phillips over allegations of drunken misconduct.
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Fatal row near UK-run Afghan academy

Sunday, October 27th 2013, 9:11
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

A row which left an Afghan soldier dead and three Nato colleagues wounded occurred at the perimeter gate of the new UK-run officer training base in Kabul, it emerges.
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Is Britain the NFL's 51st state?

Saturday, October 26th 2013, 22:07
related countries: United States United States

The most powerful man in US sport targets Britain
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Warnings ahead of expected storm

Saturday, October 26th 2013, 20:46

Forecasters warn of stormy conditions in England and Wales on Sunday night and Monday as an area of low pressure builds in the Atlantic.
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Director Antonia Bird dies, aged 54

Saturday, October 26th 2013, 20:18

British film and TV director Antonia Bird has died at the age of 54, her agent says.
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CSKA 'victims of smear campaign'

Saturday, October 26th 2013, 14:59
related countries: Russia Russia

A senior CSKA Moscow official his club are victims of a British smear campaign following the Yaya Toure racism row.
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Sex charges for ex-Savile driver

Friday, October 25th 2013, 21:48

Ex-Jimmy Savile chauffeur Ray Teret is charged with historic sex offences involving 15 teenage girls, Greater Manchester Police confirm.
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UK growth fastest for three years

Friday, October 25th 2013, 15:05

UK economic output rose by 0.8% between July and September, official GDP figures show, the fastest growth since 2010.
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Italy data 'targeted by UK-US spies'

Friday, October 25th 2013, 14:54
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States

UK and US intelligence services have been spying on Italy's phone and internet traffic on a huge scale, the Italian weekly L'Espresso reports.
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McNamara cuts short news conference

Friday, October 25th 2013, 14:48
related countries: Australia Australia

England coach Steve McNamara walks out of his news conference before the Rugby League World Cup opener against Australia.
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Firefighters to stage more strikes

Friday, October 25th 2013, 12:57

Firefighters in England and Wales are to strike on 1 and 4 November in a row over pensions, the Fire Brigades Union says.
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Al-Shabab commander 'had time in UK'

Friday, October 25th 2013, 9:44
related countries: Somalia Somalia, United States United States

A senior Islamist militant who was the target of a recent abortive US special forces raid in Somalia had spent time in the UK, his friends tell the BBC.
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Prince Charles 'prison' claim denied

Friday, October 25th 2013, 9:34

Clarence House denies reports that the Prince of Wales believes becoming king will be a form of prison.
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Greenland allows huge iron ore mine

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 23:52
related countries: China China, Greenland Greenland

Greenland gives UK-based London Mining a 30-year licence to build and operate an iron ore mine, employing up to 3,000 mainly Chinese workers.
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Scottish Power raises prices by 8.6%

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 14:50

Scottish Power has announced a price rise of 8.6% on dual-fuel energy bills in the same week as being hit by a penalty for its sales tactics.
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Portuguese police reopen McCann case

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 13:23
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Portuguese police reopen their inquiry into the disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann, saying there are "new lines of inquiry".
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Sculptor Sir Anthony Caro dies

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 12:24

British sculptor Sir Anthony Caro, widely regarded as one of the greatest of his generation, dies at the age of 89.
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Dornan 'set for Fifty Shades lead'

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 10:20

British actor Jamie Dornan is in talks to replace Charlie Hunnam in the forthcoming film adaptation of erotic bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey.
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Poor care risk 'at 1 in 4 hospitals'

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 8:30

A quarter of hospital trusts in England are at raised risk of providing poor care, a review by the regulator shows.
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Call for free vitamins for children

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 6:53

England's chief medical officer says people should feel "profoundly ashamed" of a "very worrying picture" of children's health and backs a free vitamins scheme.
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Clegg promises 'champion' heads

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 0:09

Nick Clegg will promise to set up a "champions league" of head teachers to be brought in to sort out failing schools in England, in a speech later.
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VIDEO: EU red tape 'mountain' for business

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 23:32
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

British entrepreneur Roger George says European red tape is a constant drain on his shop in Brussels.
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Ethiopia's leather industry booming

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 23:14
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopia's hide industry bids to grow with UK help
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Break vital for Robshaw - Lancaster

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 21:15
related places: Lancaster

Stuart Lancaster says Chris Robshaw was right to take a summer break even though he could have lost the England captaincy.
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Grangemouth chemical plant to close

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 19:35
related places: Grangemouth

The operator of the giant Grangemouth complex in central Scotland says the site's petrochemical plant is to close.
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Author tops black influence list

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 19:34

Children's author Malorie Blackman is named at the top of the Powerlist, a list of the UK's most influential black figures.
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Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 16:14
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A list of almost 50 people from Britain who have links to Somali militants al-Shabab - and related organisations - is compiled by the BBC.
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Private christening for baby prince

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 16:02
related places: Cambridge, London

The christening of Prince George, the son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and third in line to the throne, has taken place in London.
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Robshaw to captain England in autumn

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 15:46

Chris Robshaw will captain England in their forthcoming autumn Test series after holding off the challenge of Tom Wood.
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Bake Off final gets BBC Two record

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 15:30

BBC Two scores its biggest audience in a decade as judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood crowned the winner of the fourth series of The Great British Bake Off.
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Nude Turner Prize model criticised

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 15:13

A Turner Prize sculpture of a nude man causes controversy among schools in Northern Ireland.
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VIDEO: 'Afghan Sandhurst' launched in Kabul

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 14:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul, Sandhurst

A military academy, based on Sandhurst in the UK, has launched in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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I have been treated unfairly - Hock

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 13:14

Gareth Hock believes his breach of discipline was not serious enough for him to be removed from England's World Cup squad.
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IPL move will benefit England - Broad

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 10:07

England's T20 captain Stuart Broad expects letting England players sign up to the IPL to improve his team.
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Sciver hat-trick in England victory

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 6:14
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Natalie Sciver takes a hat-trick as England's women beat New Zealand to reach the final of their Twenty20 tri-series.
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Show parking accounts, councils told

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 23:04

Councils in England must publish annual parking-charge accounts if they want to prove they are not a "cash cow", MPs say.
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Syria opposition urged to join talks

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 20:34
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

Syria's moderate opposition should "commit itself fully" to planned peace talks, ministers from the Friends of Syria group of countries say.
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Major calls for energy windfall tax

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 17:01

Former prime minister Sir John Major calls for a windfall tax on the profits of the UK's top energy firms.
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Energy bosses called before MPs

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 14:30

Bosses from the UK's six biggest energy firms are being called before MPs to give evidence about recent price rises.
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'Go home' vans not good idea - May

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 13:32

Vans telling illegal immigrants to "go home" or face arrest will not be rolled out across the UK, Home Secretary Theresa May says.
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Scottish Power to pay £8.5m penalty

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 8:35

Scottish Power is to pay customers £8.5m after an investigation by industry regulator Ofgem into its doorstep and telephone selling.
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VIDEO: Key Syria talks to open in London

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 5:52
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

Arab and Western foreign ministers are to meet Syrian opposition officials in London in an effort to persuade them to attend upcoming peace talks.
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Cyber defence unit 'may use hackers'

Monday, October 21st 2013, 20:51

The head of the UK's new Joint Cyber Reserve Unit says he would consider recruiting convicted hackers, if they passed national security vetting.
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Man admits murder and mosque blasts

Monday, October 21st 2013, 20:06
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Birmingham

A Ukrainian student admits murdering an 82-year-old mosque-goer in Birmingham - less than a week after arriving in the UK on a work placement.
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Nuclear plant hailed as 'good deal'

Monday, October 21st 2013, 17:24

Energy Secretary Ed Davey defends building the UK's first nuclear station in a generation as "a very good deal for Britain" but environmentalists say the money could be better spent on renewables.
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Nuclear power plant gets go-ahead

Monday, October 21st 2013, 11:13
related countries: China China

The government has signed a deal for the construction of Hinkley Point C, the UK's first nuclear station in a generation.
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Polish film Ida wins double awards

Monday, October 21st 2013, 8:21
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: London

Holocaust drama Ida wins best film at the Warsaw Film Festival but Polish director Paweł Pawlikowski misses the ceremony to accept the same prize in London.
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VIDEO: New witness in Alps tourist murders

Monday, October 21st 2013, 7:07

A witness who claims to have seen the car thought to have been involved in the murder of three members of a British family in the Alps, has spoken publicly for the first time.
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Legoland owner to join stock market

Monday, October 21st 2013, 7:06

Merlin Entertainments, the UK company that owns Legoland, Madame Tussauds and Alton Towers, says it plans to list its shares on the stock market.
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Hodgson & Ferdinand join FA commission

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 18:35

England boss Roy Hodgson and ex-captain Rio Ferdinand are named on the FA's commission to improve the national team.
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Tories reject Clegg free school plan

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 17:51

Tory education minister Elizabeth Truss rejects calls by Lib Dem Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg for tighter controls on free schools in England.
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Schools rift 'not a crisis' - Clegg

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 15:49

The deputy prime minister distances the Liberal Democrats from the government's free schools policy, but insists there is no "great coalition crisis" over the issue.
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Family musical wins theatre awards

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 14:49

A new stage musical by the writer of Calendar Girls wins two prizes at the UK Theatre Awards, which reward the best of British regional theatre.
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Welby makes detour to Kenya

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 14:37
related countries: Iceland Iceland, Kenya Kenya
related places: Canterbury, London

The Archbishop of Canterbury is meeting fellow archbishops from the conservative Gafcon movement in Kenya after making a detour on his way from London to Iceland.
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Sunday, October 20th 2013, 14:05
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The Combined Maritime Force, under British command, catches pirates believed to have been responsible for two attacks off the Somali coast.
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Sykes wins World Superbike title

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 12:36

Tom Sykes becomes the fourth British winner of the World Superbike Championship having missed out by half a point in 2012.
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Bank 'has room to raise UK rates'

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 11:39

The Bank of England could raise interest rates a "fair amount" without hurting borrowers, according to one of its policymakers.
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Depp gives award to Christopher Lee

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 9:44

Actor Sir Christopher Lee says receiving his British Institute Fellowship from Johnny Depp was a "very emotional moment", as Ida, a depiction of the Holocaust, wins the best film prize at London Film Festival.
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'Clampdown' on UK-US child abusers

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 9:21
related countries: United States United States

Online child abusers will be targeted in a new international agency as Police Minister Damien Green flies to US to seal the deal.
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Vets raise fears over rabies threat

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 23:43

Scientists are warning that the rabies threat to the UK has increased following changes to quarantine rules.
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Alps murders police 'covering up'

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 23:09
related countries: France France

The brother of a Briton among four people killed in the Alps denies arranging the murders, and says French police do not want to find a French culprit.
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Italy stun England before World Cup

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 18:46
related countries: Italy Italy

England suffer a shock defeat by Italy only one week before the start of the Rugby League World Cup.
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Salmond: 'Scotland's time is now'

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 17:43

SNP leader Alex Salmond tells his party conference it is "time for independence" and that the case for voting yes will be made on 26 November.
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HS2 will benefit UK, says minister

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 15:24

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin says the HS2 project will benefit the whole UK, after figures suggested some areas would be worse off if it was built.
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Dyke defends FA commission make-up

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 15:08

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke responds to criticism of the make-up of his England commission.
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FA accused over all-white commission

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 9:01

The Football Association has been accused of letting down black and ethnic minority people by its only female board member.
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RBS decision imminent, says Osborne

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 7:03
related places: Osborne

George Osborne expects to make a decision about how to break up the state-controlled Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in "the next two or three weeks", he tells the Daily Telegraph.
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GP exam 'unfair to minorities'

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 5:01

British ethnic minority doctors are four times more likely than white candidates to fail their clinical GP exam, an investigation commissioned by the General Medical Council finds.
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Townsend signs new Tottenham contract

Friday, October 18th 2013, 17:32
related places: London, Tottenham

Tottenham's England winger Andros Townsend signs a new four-year contract with the London club.
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Hodgson joke a compliment - Townsend

Friday, October 18th 2013, 16:02

England winger Andros Townsend describes the joke Roy Hodgson told that prompted a race row as a "compliment".
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SNP pledges energy bill cut post Yes

Friday, October 18th 2013, 16:00

Scotland's deputy first minister Nicola Sturgeon unveils plans to cut energy bills by 5% a year in an independent Scotland.
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