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Kane earns first England call-up

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 13:34
related countries: Italy Italy, Lithuania Lithuania
related places: Tottenham

England manager Roy Hodgson names Tottenham striker Harry Kane in his squad to face Lithuania and Italy.
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Pietersen called about England return

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 12:48

Incoming ECB chairman Colin Graves has spoken to Kevin Pietersen about a return to the England side.
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VIDEO: Survivor on Pakistan school shooting

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 10:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

A Pakistani teenager who was flown to the UK for surgery after being shot by the Taliban, has been speaking to the BBC.
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England bring Parling in for decider

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 10:01
related countries: France France

Lock Geoff Parling will start England's Six Nations finale against France on Saturday with Dave Attwood dropping out.
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Thursday's gossip column

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 7:40
related places: Everton

Kane set for England call, Wolfsburg eye Everton striker Lukaku again, plus more.
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Wet wipe litter on beaches 'up 50%'

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 2:28

The number of used wet wipes littering beaches in the UK has increased by 50% in the last year, a survey of 301 locations suggests.
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Sheeran's X breaks 2m sales barrier

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 1:50

Pop star Ed Sheeran sells the two millionth copy of his album X, in the UK, nine months after it went on sale.
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Charles and Camilla tour US monuments

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 0:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: Cornwall, Camilla

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visit monuments to Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr on the first day of a visit to the US.
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Celtic 4-0 Dundee United

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 21:50

Celtic's dreams of a domestic treble remain alive after a comfortable Scottish Cup replay win at home to Dundee United.
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Pietersen 'not in England's plans'

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 19:39

Kevin Pietersen is "not part" of England's plans despite his desire to earn a recall, says national selector James Whitaker.
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Savers targeted in election Budget

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 18:55

George Osborne unveils tax cuts for first-time buyers, workers and savers and claims UK is "walking tall again," in his final Budget before the election.
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VIDEO: Unusual Northern Lights head south

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 17:03

The Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, have been creating a fabulous show across large parts of the Britain, and across the globe.
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Trott recalled to England Test squad

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 12:49

Jonathan Trott is recalled to the England squad for the three-Test series against West Indies in April and May.
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Vokes recalled for Wales' Euro bid

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 11:04
related countries: Israel Israel

Striker Sam Vokes returns for Wales, but they are without James Chester for the Euro qualifier in Israel on 28 March.
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UK unemployment falls to 1.86m

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 10:45

The number of people out of work in the UK fell by 102,000 to 1.86 million in the three months to January, official figures show.
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Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 9:32
related places: London

Gabriele Finaldi is appointed the new head of the National Gallery in London, replacing Nicholas Penny who announced his retirement last year.
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Morbidly obese could get free flu jab

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 8:21

Morbidly obese people in England should be given a free flu jab on the NHS each year, say government advisers.
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China-owned Nexen to slash 400 jobs

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 2:41
related countries: China China, United States United States

Nexen Energy, a subsidiary of Chinese state-owned energy giant CNOOC, said it will cut 400 jobs in its North American and UK operations.
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Barclays pays £16.5m in share awards

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 1:17

British banking giant Barclays paid £16.5m in shares to its top 11 executives, which is half the amount it paid out last year.
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Judges sacked for watching porn

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 14:20

Three judges are sacked for the 'inexcusable misuse' of their official IT accounts by viewing pornographic material, the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office says.
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France and Germany join Chinese bank

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 12:51
related countries: China China, France France, Germany Germany

France and Germany are to join the UK in becoming members of the Chinese-led Asian development bank, it has emerged.
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NHS trust put into special measures

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 11:30

England's biggest NHS hospital trust, Barts Health NHS Trust, has been put into special measures after report by regulator.
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Wales make two changes for Italy

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 11:10
related countries: Italy Italy

Mike Phillips is out of the squad as Wales make two enforced front row changes for the potential title decider against Italy.
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Sherlock set for Victorian London

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 9:09

The upcoming Sherlock special will be set in Victorian London, the show's co-creator, Steven Moffat, confirms.
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McIlroy replaces Woods on video game

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 8:20

Northern Ireland's world number one Rory McIlroy replaces Tiger Woods as the face of the official PGA Tour video game.
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HSBC closing Britons' Jersey accounts

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 6:01
related countries: Jersey Jersey

HSBC closes accounts on Jersey belonging to customers living in the UK and is among UK lenders carrying out identity checks on thousands of their customers on the Channel Islands.
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Van Gaal gives Young England hope

Monday, March 16th 2015, 18:34

Manchester United's Ashley Young credits Louis van Gaal with injecting the confidence that may bring an England recall.
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Cherries' Ritchie gets Scotland call

Monday, March 16th 2015, 12:04
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar
related places: Bournemouth

Bournemouth's Matt Ritchie receives his first call up to the Scotland squad as they face Northern Ireland and Gibraltar.
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Syria-bound British teenagers bailed

Monday, March 16th 2015, 9:47
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Three teenagers who were stopped from travelling to Syria after UK police alerted Turkish officials are released on bail.
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School fund gap 'costs 40 teachers'

Monday, March 16th 2015, 3:55

Schools in the worst-funded areas of England get on average nearly £2m less - enough for 40 teachers - than those in the best-funded ones, experts say.
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British Museum tops UK visitor sites

Monday, March 16th 2015, 2:06
related places: London

London's British Museum continues to be the most popular visitor attraction in the UK, according to the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions.
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China is third largest arms exporter

Monday, March 16th 2015, 1:36
related countries: China China, Germany Germany, Russia Russia, United States United States

China has overtaken Germany, France and the UK to become the world's third largest exporter of arms behind the US and Russia.
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'Radical' rates review launched

Monday, March 16th 2015, 0:09

A review of the business rates system in England has been launched, with its findings due in time for the Budget in 2016.
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Turkey returns Syria-bound UK teens

Sunday, March 15th 2015, 23:58
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Three teenagers who were stopped from travelling to Syria after UK police alerted Turkish officials are sent back to the UK.
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Dundee United 0-2 Celtic

Sunday, March 15th 2015, 16:55

Celtic take a step towards the domestic treble as they prove too strong for Dundee United in the Scottish League Cup final.
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England 25-13 Scotland

Saturday, March 14th 2015, 21:07
related places: Twickenham

England set up a three-way fight for the Six Nations title with Wales and Ireland after they finally put away a dogged Scotland.
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Mental health 'to get funding boost'

Saturday, March 14th 2015, 18:25

Mental health services in England will receive £1.25bn in next week's Budget, and it will mainly go towards helping young people, Deputy PM Nick Clegg confirms.
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First missing UK schoolgirl named

Saturday, March 14th 2015, 17:13
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Bethnal Green, London

A missing London schoolgirl who travelled to Syria ahead of her three friends is named by her father as 15-year-old Sharmeena Begum, from Bethnal Green.
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Rampant Australia thrash Scotland

Saturday, March 14th 2015, 9:08

Australia race to a seven-wicket win in their final World Cup group game and condemn Scotland to a sixth straight defeat.
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Service honours UK Afghan war effort

Friday, March 13th 2015, 16:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Queen and many veterans attend a service at St Paul's Cathedral to commemorate the end of British involvement in the war in Afghanistan.
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US rebukes UK over Chinese bank plan

Friday, March 13th 2015, 16:33
related countries: China China

The Prime Minister's office plays down a rare rebuke from the US over the UK's plan to join a Chinese-led development bank.
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A&E target missed whole of winter

Friday, March 13th 2015, 12:54

The NHS in England has missed its accident and emergency waiting time target for every week of the winter, figures show.
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Swedes relent on Assange questioning

Friday, March 13th 2015, 11:39
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: London

Swedish prosecutors offer to question Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in London over sex assault allegations, a possible breakthrough in the case.
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England bow out with nine-wicket win

Friday, March 13th 2015, 11:38
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

England's miserable World Cup campaign ends with a nine-wicket win over Afghanistan in a rain-hit game in Sydney.
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VIDEO: Troops 'paid the ultimate sacrifice'

Friday, March 13th 2015, 10:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has paid tribute to the 453 British soldiers killed during service in Afghanistan for their "ultimate sacrifice".
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Prisons 'to get drugs scanners'

Friday, March 13th 2015, 10:23

A new generation of drugs scanners is to be purchased for prisons in England and Wales, the BBC understands.
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Afghan president salutes UK war dead

Friday, March 13th 2015, 9:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghanistan's president pays tribute to the British soldiers who died in the country, ahead of services to mark the end of the UK's involvement in the war.
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UK to create 8,000 oil and gas jobs

Friday, March 13th 2015, 1:16

UK oil and gas companies expect to create thousands of jobs over the next two years despite the dramatic slide in oil prices.
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VIDEO: Gandhi statue for Parliament Square

Friday, March 13th 2015, 1:02
related places: London

The sculptor who has crafted a statue of Mahatma Gandhi for London's Parliament Square gives the BBC a sneak preview.
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VIDEO: Britons 'felt compelled' to fight IS

Thursday, March 12th 2015, 22:54
related countries: Syria Syria

A former soldier and a City trader from the UK who have join the fight against so-called Islamic State in Syria, say they felt compelled to do so after seeing a IS photos and videos.
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Star Wars stand-alone film is named

Thursday, March 12th 2015, 17:35

Star Wars producers announce the name of the new stand-alone film, to be directed by Britain's Gareth Edwards and star Felicity Jones.
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Fantasy author Pratchett dies aged 66

Thursday, March 12th 2015, 17:34

Discworld author Sir Terry Pratchett dies at his home aged 66, eight years after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
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Man held 'for helping UK Syria trio'

Thursday, March 12th 2015, 16:26
related countries: Syria Syria

A man has been arrested for allegedly helping three British schoolgirls cross into Syria, Turkey's foreign minister says.
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UK surveillance 'lacks transparency'

Thursday, March 12th 2015, 14:31

The legal framework surrounding surveillance by MI5, MI6 and GCHQ is "unnecessarily complicated" and "lacks transparency", MPs say.
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British Ebola patient flying to UK

Thursday, March 12th 2015, 10:47
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

A British military healthcare worker with Ebola and two of her colleagues are being flown back to the UK.
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Losing to Afghanistan 'unimaginable'

Thursday, March 12th 2015, 10:24

England must avoid a "horrendous" loss to Afghanistan in their final World Cup match, says assistant coach Paul Farbrace.
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UK trade deficit narrows sharply

Thursday, March 12th 2015, 10:13

The UK trade deficit narrowed to £616m in January from a five-year high of £2.1bn in December, latest figures reveal, as imports shrink substantially.
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London house prices 'showing fall'

Thursday, March 12th 2015, 1:02
related places: London

Surveyors say house prices in London are moving in the opposite direction to the rest of the UK - they are falling.
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MPs criticise England cancer services

Wednesday, March 11th 2015, 23:56

The push to improve cancer services in England has "lost momentum" in the past two years, says a report from the Commons Public Accounts Committee.
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UK military health worker has Ebola

Wednesday, March 11th 2015, 17:22
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

A female British military healthcare worker in Sierra Leone has tested positive for Ebola, it has been announced.
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VIDEO: How to prepare for singing in space

Wednesday, March 11th 2015, 15:25

British soprano Sarah Brightman speaks to Newsnight's Evan Davis about her forthcoming visit to the International Space Station and preparing to sing in space.
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Sangakkara hits record ton in win

Wednesday, March 11th 2015, 12:19

Kumar Sangakkara scores a record fourth successive one-day international century as Sri Lanka beat Scotland by 148 runs.
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Wednesday, March 11th 2015, 12:01
related places: London

The National Gallery in London bans selfie sticks, "in order to protect paintings and preserve the overall visitor experience".
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Churchill Magna Carta plan revealed

Wednesday, March 11th 2015, 8:06
related countries: United States United States

Papers revealing Winston Churchill's plans to give the US one of four copies of Magna Carta in return for support in World War Two are part of a new exhibition at the British Library.
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England facing 'dreadful' six months

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 23:21

England fans should "hide behind the sofa" this summer as the team will get a "hiding", says former batsman Mark Butcher.
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'Foolish' to cut rates, says Carney

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 22:13

Mark Carney has said it would be "extremely foolish" for the Bank of England to cut interest rates to try to combat the current low inflation rate.
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Met 'sorry' over Syria girls letter

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 20:49
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

The head of the Met Police says sorry to the families of three girls missing in Syria after they failed to receive a letter intended for them.
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India remembers World War One dead

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 15:07
related countries: France France, India India

Events are being held to remember thousands of Indian soldiers who fought alongside the British in a key battle in France in World War One.
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Starting gun 'fired' on new NHS

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 13:01

Hospitals, GPs, community services and care homes are being brought together in England to provide more joined up care for patients under a series of pilots.
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Unchanged Wales team to face Ireland

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 11:07
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Cardiff

Sam Warburton will set a captaincy record when he leads an unchanged Wales against Ireland in Cardiff on Saturday.
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Glennie and Harris win Polar Prize

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 10:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Harris

Scottish percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie and US singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris are named winners of the 2015 Polar Music Prize.
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Hundreds of sex offenders 'missing'

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 10:19

Some 394 registered sex offenders have gone missing across the UK, including some who have not been located for more than a decade, police records show.
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Vulnerable children 'held in cells'

Monday, March 9th 2015, 23:56

Children involved in domestic disputes in England and Wales are being held in custody unnecessarily because police feel under pressure to make arrests, a report says.
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VIDEO: Ex-hostage on 'fragile' jihadis

Monday, March 9th 2015, 21:35
related countries: France France, Syria Syria

A French journalist, Nicolas Henin, who was held hostage for 10 months in Syria by the British militant known as "Jihadi John" describes his captors as "fragile" jihadis.
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Moores 'will stay' as England coach

Monday, March 9th 2015, 20:09
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Peter Moores will stay as England coach despite his side's World Cup exit at the hands of Bangladesh, England's cricket chief says.
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VIDEO: Bangladesh cricket fans' joy at win

Monday, March 9th 2015, 17:09
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Cricket fans in Bangladesh are delighted with their side's performance in knocking England out of the Cricket World Cup.
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Cameron pledges 500 new free schools

Monday, March 9th 2015, 15:15

The number of free schools in England will more than double to over 900 by 2020, if the Conservatives are re-elected, David Cameron has promised.
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Eurovision: UK duo stand by song

Monday, March 9th 2015, 11:45

The duo behind the UK's Eurovision entry say they do not mind criticism of their song, Still in Love With You.
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MP pressing for Elgin Marbles return

Monday, March 9th 2015, 2:05
related countries: Greece Greece

A parliamentary move to expedite the return of the Elgin Marbles from the UK to Greece will be made later by a Liberal Democrat MP.
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Eurozone not viable, says fund boss

Monday, March 9th 2015, 0:03

The eurozone is not viable in its current form, one of the UK's most successful fund managers has warned.
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Dundee United 1-1 Celtic

Sunday, March 8th 2015, 17:34
related places: Tannadice

Nine-man Dundee United hold on against 10-man Celtic at Tannadice to earn a Scottish Cup quarter-final replay.
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Quidditch comes to 'Batman's garden'

Sunday, March 8th 2015, 16:43

Hundreds of players compete in the UK's biggest ever quidditch tournament, playing a sport adapted from the Harry Potter books.
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Meadows pulls out of Euro 800m final

Sunday, March 8th 2015, 15:09
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: Prague

Britain's Jenny Meadows withdraws from Sunday's European Indoors 800m final in Prague on medical grounds.
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Houghton out of Cyprus Cup final

Sunday, March 8th 2015, 14:12
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

England captain Stephanie Houghton will miss the Cyprus Cup final with a knee injury that rules her out for eight to 10 weeks.
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Russia relations prickly - Hammond

Sunday, March 8th 2015, 12:20
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

The UK and Russia will continue to have a "prickly relationship" with no clear change in Vladimir Putin's intentions towards Ukraine, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.
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Mixed reviews for UK Eurovision song

Sunday, March 8th 2015, 11:52

Reactions have been mixed after the announcement that Electro Velvet will be this year's UK entry for the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna.
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Murray 'confident' of beating Isner

Saturday, March 7th 2015, 19:54

Andy Murray goes into Sunday's Davis Cup match with John Isner confident he can win the tie for Britain, says brother Jamie.
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GB Davis Cup tie goes to final day

Saturday, March 7th 2015, 17:02
related countries: United States United States

Britain will take a 2-1 advantage into the final day of their Davis Cup tie with USA after losing an epic doubles contest.
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Homeless Sierra Leone athlete held

Saturday, March 7th 2015, 16:48
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
related places: London

A sprinter from Sierra Leone who has been sleeping rough on the streets of London is facing deportation after being arrested.
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Miliband: 'Don't risk voting SNP'

Saturday, March 7th 2015, 13:32
related places: Edinburgh

Labour leader Ed Miliband tells party members in Edinburgh that if the Scottish electorate vote SNP in May they risk handing power to the Tories.
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Sexist abuse claims at England game

Saturday, March 7th 2015, 13:10
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Claims that a group of British soldiers shouted sexist abuse at the Australian women's team are being investigated.
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Every police force facing major cuts

Saturday, March 7th 2015, 11:39

Every police force in England and Wales is preparing to deal with major budget cuts over the next five years, BBC research finds.
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Johnson-Thompson wins pentathlon

Friday, March 6th 2015, 18:09
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: Prague

Katarina Johnson-Thompson breaks the British record as she claims the European Indoor pentathlon title in Prague.
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Thomas Cook shares jump on China deal

Friday, March 6th 2015, 16:58
related countries: China China

Shares in Thomas Cook jump nearly 25% on news Chinese conglomerate Fosun, which owns Club Med, has bought a 5% stake in the UK travel company.
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Boy, 13, admits party row murder

Friday, March 6th 2015, 15:23
related places: London

A 13-year-old boy admits murdering a man after an argument about a party in north London.
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Pair jailed for Ayesha Ali killing

Friday, March 6th 2015, 12:50
related places: London

A mother and her lover are jailed for the manslaughter of her eight-year-old daughter, Ayesha Ali, in east London.
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Migrant population 'up 565,000'

Friday, March 6th 2015, 12:47

The migrant population of England has risen by 565,000 since 2011, with two-thirds coming from the EU, analysis by the University of Oxford estimates.
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Dozens arrested in cybercrime raids

Friday, March 6th 2015, 12:23

The UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) has mounted a "strike week" against suspected hackers resulting in 56 arrests.
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Congo officials 'similar to rebels'

Friday, March 6th 2015, 12:09
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Abuse and exploitation in government-controlled areas in eastern DR Congo are almost as bad as when they were held by rebels, says UK charity Oxfam.
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Drivers get 10-minute parking leeway

Friday, March 6th 2015, 10:10

Drivers will get 10 minutes' grace before being fined if they stay too long in council-owned car parks in England, the government announces.
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