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AUDIO: Prince performs secret Camden gig

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 15:34
related places: London

Prince has taken to the stage of a small north London venue for a secret gig.
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Cook influential in Pietersen exit

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 15:18

Captain Alastair Cook played a key role in the decision to end Kevin Pietersen's England career, the BBC has learned.
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VIDEO: 'Top secret' drone footage revealed

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 15:08

The the first pictures of Britain's new unmanned drone in flight were revealed on Wednesday. The BBC's defence correspondent Jonathan Beale reports.
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Prince to charge $10 for live shows

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 14:22

Pop star Prince plays two secret shows in London with his new band 3rd Eye Girl and announces a series of upcoming UK shows.
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Jaguar to build XJ model in India

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 10:29
related countries: India India

Jaguar says it will build its XJ saloon car in India, but the company's chief executive tells the BBC he is "absolutely committed" to manufacturing cars in Britain.
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Timing of Laudrup sacking 'bizarre'

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 9:21

Michael Laudrup's sacking as Swansea City manager is "bizarrely timed", according to former Wales striker Iwan Roberts.
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VIDEO: Is seaweed key to combating disease?

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 7:17

Seaweed could hold a vital key to fighting diseases that are resistant to antibiotics, scientists in Wales say.
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VIDEO: Morecambe Bay tragedy 10 years on

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 0:03
related countries: China China

The BBC speaks to victims' families on the tenth anniversary of the Morecambe Bay cockle picking tragedy.
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Flood delay a tragedy, says Charles

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 22:09

The Prince of Wales says it is a "tragedy" that nothing happened for so long for flood-hit areas in the Somerset Levels, as power cuts and rail disruption hit south-west England.
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Families left behind by cocklepicker tragedy

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 21:20
related countries: China China

UK tragedy haunts Chinese cocklepickers' families
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UK advised India before temple raid

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 21:07
related countries: India India

UK military advice was given to India before the 1984 Golden Temple attack but it had "limited impact", the foreign secretary says.
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Pietersen's England career over

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 20:19

Kevin Pietersen's England career is over after the batsman is told he is no longer part of the ECB's plans.
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Osborne: Fracking 'won't slash' bills

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 20:05

Large-scale fracking in the UK is not likely to lead to big reductions in household gas bills, Chancellor George Osborne says.
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Forex allegations 'as bad as Libor'

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 19:07

Allegations of foreign exchange rate-fixing at major banks are "every bit as bad" as the Libor scandal, the boss of the UK's financial regulator tells MPs.
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BP boss warns of Scottish uncertainty

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 18:15

Oil giant BP boss Bob Dudley has warned there are "big uncertainties" for the company over the possibility of Scotland becoming independent.
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Miro sale cancelled at last minute

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 17:19
related countries: Portugal Portugal
related places: London

A London sale of 85 paintings by Spanish artist Joan Miro by the Portuguese government is cancelled amid legal uncertainty.
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Two new fracking sites announced

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 13:29

Cuadrilla, one of the energy firms hoping to exploit the UK's shale gas resources, announces two new exploration sites in Lancashire.
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Warburton leads Wales against Ireland

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 11:00
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Captain Sam Warburton returns to the Wales starting line-up for Saturday's Six Nations match in Ireland.
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VIDEO: Has UK man surfed biggest wave?

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 10:38

UK surfer Andrew Cotton is waiting to hear if he has set the world record for riding the biggest wave.
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Blondie to collect honorary award

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 9:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

US band Blondie are to collect an accolade for their life's work at the NME Awards in London later this month.
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Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 0:41

The most disadvantaged pupils in Shanghai match the maths test results of wealthy pupils in the UK, says the OECD.
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Graduate job vacancies to 'rise 10%'

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 0:37

Employers predict a "substantial rise" in the number of graduate job vacancies this year, as confidence in Britain's economy grows.
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Councils 'pay too little for care'

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 0:13

The majority of councils in England are paying less than the industry recommended minimum for home care services, a BBC investigation suggests.
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South-west towns hit by more floods

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 19:20

Several coastal towns in south-west England are hit by fresh flooding, disrupting business and cutting road and rail links, as high tides and strong winds hit the UK coastline.
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Gove: Make state schools like private

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 18:44
related countries: Germany Germany

Education Secretary Michael Gove says he wants to end the "Berlin Wall" divide between the state and private school sectors in England.
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Maitland ruled out for Scotland

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 16:06

Scotland winger Sean Maitland will miss Saturday's Six Nations clash with England because of concussion and a leg injury.
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Anelka gesture comic banned from UK

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 14:50
related countries: France France

The French comedian at the centre of the Nicolas Anelka racism row has been banned from entering the UK, the Home Office says.
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Coastal communities flooded by storm

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 14:37

Coastal towns in south-west England are left flooded after dangerously strong winds, large waves and a high tide.
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UK games firms 'stuck in slow lane'

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 13:29

The UK games industry is "stuck in the slow lane" while the European Commission investigates planned tax breaks, a trade body warns.
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You Me At Six tops UK album chart

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 10:04
related places: Rock

Rock band You Me At Six top the UK album chart for the first time with their fourth album, Cavalier Youth.
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VIDEO: McQueen: Awards race a 'privilege'

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 2:02

Director Steve McQueen has spoken of his pride at the success of his film 12 Years a Slave at the London Critics' Circle Film Awards.
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VIDEO: Stars pay tribute to Seymour Hoffman

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 0:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Stars in the UK and US are paying tribute to the actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who has been found dead in his New York home at the age of 46.
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12 Years a Slave scoops critics' awards

Sunday, February 2nd 2014, 23:58

Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave receives a pre-Oscars boost by winning the most prizes at the London Critics' Circle Film Awards.
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Ireland 28-6 Scotland

Sunday, February 2nd 2014, 16:54
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

Ireland recover from a nervous first half to comfortably beat Scotland in their 2014 Six Nations opener in Dublin.
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Giles keen to take England top job

Sunday, February 2nd 2014, 15:31

England limited-overs coach Ashley Giles is "very interested" in taking on the England Test team after Andy Flower's resignation.
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Ireland hit by late O'Connell blow

Sunday, February 2nd 2014, 14:17
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Ireland captain Paul O'Connell is out of Ireland's Six Nations game against Scotland because of a chest infection.
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England tour ends with T20 whitewash

Sunday, February 2nd 2014, 12:32
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

England's tour of Australia finishes with a Twenty20 whitewash as the hosts win the final match by 84 runs in Sydney.
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Health watchdog attacks NHS culture

Sunday, February 2nd 2014, 11:46

The health watchdog criticises the NHS in England for a culture that "doesn't listen" and is jeopardising safety - while warning it could go bust without serious change.
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Ofsted row deepens as Laws 'furious'

Sunday, February 2nd 2014, 8:08

The Lib Dem schools minister accuses the Conservative education secretary of removing the head of Ofsted in a "blatant attempt to politicise" the schools inspectorate for England.
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Minister's pledge over flooding

Sunday, February 2nd 2014, 7:46

The environment secretary says "everything possible" is being done to help those affected by flooding - as more bad weather is due to bring further problems on Sunday.
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Ashes winners England lose last T20

Sunday, February 2nd 2014, 6:22
related countries: Australia Australia

England's successful Women's Ashes campaign ends in defeat as Australia earn a comfortable win the final Twenty20.
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Gatland 'satisfied' with tough win

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 18:07
related countries: Italy Italy

Wales coach Warren Gatland says a battling win over Italy was a good way to start their Six Nations defence.
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Giles a strong contender - ECB boss

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 9:47

England will return to one coach, says ECB chairman Giles Clarke, with Ashley Giles a "strong candidate" for the job.
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Ugandan rebuke for UK archbishops

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 0:46
related countries: Uganda Uganda

The head of Uganda's Anglican Church rebukes two UK archbishops over a letter they wrote urging Christians not to victimise gays and lesbians.
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England need a fresh start - Flower

Friday, January 31st 2014, 17:15

Andy Flower says he quit as England coach because he no longer feels he is the right man to lead a post-Ashes recovery.
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Briscoe jury fails to reach verdict

Friday, January 31st 2014, 16:09

The jury in the trial of UK barrister and part-time judge Constance Briscoe is discharged after failing to decide if she perverted the course of justice.
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Hollande rebuffs UK PM on EU reform

Friday, January 31st 2014, 15:56
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

Francois Hollande says David Cameron's plan to renegotiate EU treaties was "not a priority" after talks with the UK prime minister.
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England coach Flower stands down

Friday, January 31st 2014, 15:28
related countries: Australia Australia

England team director Andy Flower stands down after overseeing the 5-0 Ashes whitewash in Australia.
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British film-making sees decline

Friday, January 31st 2014, 14:46

The number of British films being made has shown a drop in the past few years, according to new figures.
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State Street UK fined £23m by FCA

Friday, January 31st 2014, 12:41

The Financial Conduct Authority fines investment firm State Street UK nearly £23m for overcharging clients.
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Australia thrash England to win series

Friday, January 31st 2014, 12:13
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Melbourne

Australia beat England by eight wickets in Melbourne to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the Twenty20 international series.
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Fresh flood fears for south and west

Friday, January 31st 2014, 11:51

More rain, high winds and high tides are set to hit the south and west of the UK, causing further flooding.
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Sky extends deal to air HBO shows

Friday, January 31st 2014, 11:36

BSkyB extends an exclusive deal with HBO, ensuring Sky Atlantic will be the only channel to show new HBO programmes like Girls in the UK.
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Kercher family 'still want truth'

Friday, January 31st 2014, 11:35

The family of murdered British student Meredith Kercher say they "are still on a journey to the truth", after murder convictions were reinstated against Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito.
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Rape data shows regional variation

Friday, January 31st 2014, 10:31

New figures show wide variations in the way police record and classify rape allegations across the 43 police forces in England and Wales.
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Back to the Future musical announced

Friday, January 31st 2014, 9:21
related places: Back, London, West End

A stage musical of hit 1980s film Back to the Future is set to debut in London's West End in 2015.
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Knox and Sollecito guilty of murder

Friday, January 31st 2014, 3:05
related countries: Italy Italy

An court in Italy reinstates the guilty verdicts against Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.
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Zynga buys game-maker NaturalMotion

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 23:39

Social gaming firm Zynga announces the purchase of UK gamemaker Natural Motion as it posts a loss of $25m for the fourth quarter.
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'Living standards squeeze continues'

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 22:51

Average UK living standards have fallen "dramatically" since the recession and will not recover to pre-crisis levels by the next election, economists say.
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January rainfall breaks records

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 19:45

Parts of England have had their wettest January for more than 100 years, figures show - as the military remains on standby to help flooded areas in Somerset.
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Tory immigration rebels defeated

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 18:31

Almost 100 Tory MPs rebel but are defeated in a Commons vote over their bid to stop foreign criminals using European human rights law to avoid deportation.
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Nowell & Burrell handed England debuts

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 13:45
related countries: France France

Jack Nowell and Luther Burrell win their first caps as England make four changes for the Six Nations match against France.
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Team GB in low-key kit for Sochi

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 13:02

Team GB athletes should wear understated kit while travelling to Sochi for the Winter Olympics, the British Olympic Association says.
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Fate of 'degenerate art' revealed

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 12:39
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: London, Victoria

London's Victoria and Albert Museum is publishing online two volumes which record what the Nazi regime did with confiscated 'degenerate art'.
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Lee Rigby killer makes appeal bid

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 10:48

Michael Adebolajo, found guilty of British soldier Lee Rigby's murder, lodges an application to appeal against his conviction.
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Brits to be streamed live on YouTube

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 9:17

As well as live coverage online outside the UK, music fans will be able to vote for best British video during the Brit Awards using Twitter.
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Cuts 'worst in most deprived areas'

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 3:19

Labour says the most disadvantaged areas of England are facing disproportionately large spending cuts.
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VIDEO: UK Pakistan murder suspects named

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 2:33
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

UK prosecutors ask Pakistan to trace two suspects believed to have been involved in the 2010 London murder of Pakistani political figure Imran Farooq.
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German brewers making 'foreign' beer

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 0:00
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States

The German brewers making British and American-style beers
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UK funds Russia gay rights campaign

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 23:31
related countries: Russia Russia

The UK government is to give extra funding for gay rights campaigners in Russia amid growing concerns over the introduction of legislation outlawing the promotion of homosexuality.
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Carney warning over Scots pound plan

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 20:29

The Bank of England governor says an independent Scotland would need to give up some power to make a currency union with the rest of the UK work.
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UK seeks pair over politician murder

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 20:16
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

UK prosecutors ask Pakistan to trace two suspects believed to have been involved in the 2010 London murder of Pakistani political figure Imran Farooq.
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US snooping sows distrust - Merkel

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 19:33
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States
related places: Merkel

Angela Merkel says US and British spy programmes "sow distrust" among allies, in her inauguration speech of her third term as German chancellor.
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'Greek' yoghurt firm loses battle

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 18:59
related countries: Greece Greece, United States United States

Chobani, a US-based yoghurt manufacturer, cannot label its products Greek in the UK as they're made in the US.
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UK 'to act with urgency' on Syrians

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 15:46
related countries: Syria Syria

The UK will act with "the greatest urgency" in offering the "most needy people" in Syrian refugee camps a "home in our country", says David Cameron.
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Australia beat England in first T20

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 12:54

Australia beat England by 13 runs in the first Twenty20 international in Hobart to lead the three-match series.
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Marathon bombing cover magazine row

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 12:27
related places: Boston

A British magazine that copied a cover published in tribute to the Boston marathon bombing victims says it is "truly sorry and embarrassed".
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Pietersen among England IPL nominees

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 10:51
related countries: India India

Kevin Pietersen is one of 10 English players who have been nominated for next month's Indian Premier League auction.
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Barclays to close 400 UK branches

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 3:58

Barclays plans to close a quarter of its branches in the UK and cut hundreds of jobs in its investment banking division as part of a restructuring.
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Over-90s ambulance trips 'up 81%'

Wednesday, January 29th 2014, 2:49

The number of over-90s brought to A&E by ambulance in England has risen by 81% over the past three years, figures highlighted by Labour show.
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Ashton and Youngs dropped by England

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 20:28
related countries: France France

England drop Chris Ashton and Ben Youngs for Saturday's Six Nations game with France as uncapped Jack Nowell is selected.
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ICC approves more power for 'Big Three'

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 18:00
related countries: Australia Australia

England, India and Australia are set to have more control over cricket's future under principles agreed by the ICC.
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UK economic growth best since 2007

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 16:07

The UK economy grew 0.7% in the final quarter of 2013 and by 1.9% for the year, the Office for National Statistics says, led by the services sector.
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Top Gear leads line-up for BBC Brit

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 15:46

Hit motoring show Top Gear will lead the line-up on BBC Brit, a new campaign to target male viewers outside of the UK
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Warburton on bench against Italy

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 10:58
related countries: Italy Italy

Alun Wyn Jones leads Wales in Saturday's Six Nations opener against Italy with regular captain Sam Warburton named on the bench.
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NSA 'gets data from Angry Birds'

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 10:42
related countries: United States United States

US and British spy agencies routinely try to gain access to personal data from Angry Birds and other mobile applications, a report says.
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Teaching standards 'need to rise'

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 9:43

The quality of teaching in Wales needs to improve if overall standards in schools are to have any chance of increasing, inspectors say.
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Broad 'unharmed' by Ashes whitewash

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 9:39
related countries: Australia Australia

Stuart Broad describes England's whitewash by Australia as a "life experience" as he prepares to captain the Twenty20 side.
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Drake and Kanye to headline Wireless

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 8:04
related places: Birmingham, London

This year's Wireless Festival in London and Birmingham will be headlined by Kanye West Drake and Bruno Mars.
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Strong UK GDP figures expected

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 2:00

Official figures to be released on Tuesday are expected to show the UK economy grew at its fastest rate since before the financial crisis.
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EastEnders 'must reflect' London

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 0:31
related places: London

BBC One's EastEnders must reflect "the modern world" and changes in London, having been "frozen in aspic" for too long, the soap's new boss says.
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Equality rules at 'Sandhurst in the Sand'

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 0:23
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Sandhurst

How the UK's Afghanistan legacy may promote equality
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VIDEO: Rare look inside fight against Taliban

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 0:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Afghan army's chief of staff says they will not lose ground to the Taliban after British troops leave at the end of 2014.
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UN urges end to ransom payments

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 0:04

The UN Security Council approves a UK-drafted resolution urging countries to stop paying ransoms to kidnappers that fund terrorist groups.
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VIDEO: The secret world of London's Mail Rail

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 0:03
related places: London

London's underground Mail Rail system has been dormant for years, but may get opened to the public.
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VIDEO: Alps avalanche warning to skiers

Monday, January 27th 2014, 19:30
related countries: France France

British skiers heading to the Alps are being warned by French authorities that off-piste skiing this season is the most dangerous in years.
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Mackintosh inducted into Hall of Fame

Monday, January 27th 2014, 18:08

Theatre impresario Cameron Mackintosh becomes the first British producer to be inducted into the Broadway Theatre Hall of Fame.
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Minister faces anger over flooding

Monday, January 27th 2014, 16:15

Environment Minister Owen Paterson faces criticism from farmers in parts of south-west England affected by flooding.
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Arsenal signs Puma football kit deal

Monday, January 27th 2014, 14:19

North London football club Arsenal changes its kit maker to Puma, after 20 years with sportswear rival Nike.
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Jude Law: 'Press knew secret plans'

Monday, January 27th 2014, 14:15
related places: London

Actor Jude Law tells the Old Bailey the media had "an unhealthy amount of information" about his life, as he gives evidence at the phone-hacking trial.
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