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Poppies art up for South Bank Award

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

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

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

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

Friday, April 10th 2015, 9:45

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

Friday, April 10th 2015, 9:03

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

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

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

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 21:18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 15:42

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

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 14:05

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

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 11:26

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

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 11:22

The Bank of England keeps the benchmark UK interest rate at 0.5%, more than six years after it first cut the rate to its current record low.
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UK pollution forecast prompts warning

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 10:58

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

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 10:38

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

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 9:19

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

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 6:12

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

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 22:51

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

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

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

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 19:14

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

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

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

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 17:12

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

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 16:15

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 12:48

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

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 10:40

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

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 23:13

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

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

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

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 20:16

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 16:14

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 8:52

Staff shortages are making it harder to tackle Islamic radicalisation in England's prisons, the former head of the National Counter Terrorism Security Office warns.
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A&E waiting hits new worst level

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 8:38

The NHS in England has missed its four-hour A&E waiting time target for the past three months with performance dropping to its lowest level for a decade, figures show.
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Parties row over GP opening hours

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 6:32

Almost 600 fewer GP surgeries in England now open at evenings and weekends than before 2010, says Labour, but its figures are disputed by ministers.
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CBI says UK economy growing faster

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 1:30
related places: March

Business lobby group, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), estimated that the UK's economy expanded by 0.7% in the three months to March, up from 0.6% in the previous quarter.
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England enjoy West Indies warm-up

Monday, April 6th 2015, 23:28

England ease through day one of a St Kitts & Nevis XI warm-up with Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott in form and Ben Stokes taking 3-10.
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VIDEO: Bloomberg's battle against tobacco firms

Monday, April 6th 2015, 17:22
related places: New York

As many developed countries around the world, including the UK, introduce tighter restrictions on tobacco sales, the billionaire and former Mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, has told the BBC of his determination to combat the spread of smoking in
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Watson beaten by Vekic in Charleston

Monday, April 6th 2015, 16:58
related countries: Croatia Croatia, United States United States
related places: Charleston

British number one Heather Watson loses to Croatia's Donna Vekic in round one of the Family Circle Cup in Charleston, USA.
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Rangers 2-1 Heart of Midlothian

Sunday, April 5th 2015, 13:10

Ten-man Rangers move into second place in the Scottish Championship as they defeat title winners Hearts at Ibrox.
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Osborne hails pension 'revolution'

Sunday, April 5th 2015, 12:17

Major changes to UK pension rules come into force on Easter Monday, in what Chancellor George Osborne calls a 'revolution'.
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UK leaders condemn persecution abroad

Sunday, April 5th 2015, 11:38

The three main UK party leaders highlight the oppression of Christians abroad as they take a break from election campaigning to mark Easter Sunday.
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The Voice crowns its fourth winner

Sunday, April 5th 2015, 8:44

Scottish Firefighter Steve McCrorie wins the fourth series of TV talent show The Voice - and releases his debut single in a bid to crack the charts.
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The UK's first secret election vote

Saturday, April 4th 2015, 23:30
related places: How

How the secret ballot spelled the end of boozy bribery
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Labour pledges home-building fund

Saturday, April 4th 2015, 15:13

Ed Miliband unveils a Labour plan to encourage banks to fund 125,000 new homes for first time-buyers in England.
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Bedene wins first match as a Briton

Saturday, April 4th 2015, 14:30

Aljaz Bedene makes a winning start to life as the British number two in Casablanca after becoming a UK citizen last week.
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McIlroy misses 'pure joy' of golf

Saturday, April 4th 2015, 11:22

Northern Ireland's world number one Rory McIlroy admits he does not love golf as much as he used to as a child.
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Public 'back tax rises to fund NHS'

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 23:07

A majority of people in Britain support tax rises as a way of funding the NHS ahead of cuts to other public services, a poll shows.
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Brook angry at 'disrespectful' Khan

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 10:18

IBF world welterweight champion Kell Brook criticises British rival Amir Khan for showing him "a lack of respect".
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UK 'spied on Argentina' - Snowden

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 5:06
related countries: Argentina Argentina, United States United States
related places: Snowden

Documents released by the American whistle-blower Edward Snowden claim that Britain spied for several years on the Argentine government.
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Indonesia jails teachers for abuse

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 4:44
related countries: Canada Canada, Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Jakarta

A British-Canadian teacher and an Indonesian are jailed for 10 years for sex abuse at a Jakarta international school, in a controversial case.
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Turkey detainee is son of councillor

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 20:07
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Rochdale

One of nine Britons detained in Turkey for allegedly trying to cross illegally into Syria is named as the son of a Labour councillor from Rochdale.
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North will not play again in April

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 16:39

Northampton and Wales wing George North will not play again this month on the advice of a neurologist.
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Heathrow to cut domestic charges

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 13:58
related places: Heathrow

Heathrow airport plans to cut the fee it charges airlines for passengers travelling to UK destinations by a third from next year.
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VIDEO: Cause of Holborn fire 'unknown'

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 13:15
related places: Holborn, London

Firefighters have said they are still unsure what caused an electrical fire which has closed a road in central London.
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Pietersen 'not on radar for tour'

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 11:51

England coach Peter Moores says he is focused on the tour of the West Indies and not on batsman Kevin Pietersen.
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VIDEO: Snowden's smashed laptop on show

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 21:04
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: London, Victoria

The laptop used to store top-secret documents leaked by National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden has gone on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
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Britons held on Turkey-Syria border

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 19:40
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Nine British nationals have been seized by Turkish authorities after trying to illegally enter Syria, armed forces in the country say.
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Holborn fire causes mass evacuation

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 16:57
related places: London

An electrical fire under the pavement in central London leads to some 2,000 people being evacuated from nearby buildings and a number of West End shows being cancelled.
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Weak UK productivity 'unprecedented'

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 11:00

The productivity of the UK workforce remains slightly lower than in 2007, marking an "unprecedented absence" of growth in the post-war era, official figures show.
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Collection of Vettriano works sold

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 10:16
related places: Edinburgh

A private collection of 12 works by the Scottish artist Jack Vettriano raises a total of £837,900 at an auction in Edinburgh.
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Scotland to discover Georgia fate

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 10:12
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Tbilisi

Scotland will discover on 21 May if their Euro 2016 qualifier in Georgia will be played behind closed doors after crowd trouble in Tbilisi.
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Russian dissident gets asylum in UK

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 8:44
related countries: Russia Russia

A key ally of Russian anti-Kremlin campaigner Alexei Navalny - Vladimir Ashurkov - is granted political asylum in the UK.
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Fatal storms hit northern Europe

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 6:27
related countries: Austria Austria, Germany Germany, Netherlands Netherlands

At least nine people have been killed in gales that have battered Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the UK.
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Townsend hopes to 'silence critics'

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 23:45
related countries: Italy Italy

Andros Townsend hopes he has "silenced" his critics after his equaliser earned England a 1-1 friendly draw in Italy.
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Care system gets 'biggest shake-up'

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 23:04

Major changes to the care system in England, dubbed the biggest shake-up for 60 years, are being introduced, while Scotland merges NHS and care budgets.
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Italy 1-1 England

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 21:20
related countries: Italy Italy

Andros Townsend's second-half equaliser earns England a 1-1 draw against Italy in a friendly in Turin.
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Graves eyes four-day Test matches

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 17:42

Incoming England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Colin Graves confirms his preference for Test matches to last four days.
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Giant slides return to London

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 12:32
related places: London, South Bank

Giant slides by the artist Carsten Holler are returning to London this summer, this time at the Hayward Gallery on London's South Bank.
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Clubs to share £1.67bn European cash

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 12:20

Britain's leading clubs are set for a huge financial boost for competing in the Champions League and Europa League.
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UK's growth for 2014 revised up

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 11:19

The UK's economy grew at a faster pace than initially estimated last year, revised official figures show.
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Borneo man guilty of Britons' murder

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 11:10
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

A Malaysian court finds a local man guilty of murdering two British medical students in Borneo.
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Tourist died from gunshot wounds

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 9:45
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

A British tourist killed in a terror attack at a museum in Tunisia died from gunshot wounds, a coroner hears.
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Yoox agrees Net-a-Porter deal

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 8:55
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: London

Italian online fashion retailer Yoox agrees an all-share merger deal London-based rival Net-a-Porter.
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B&Q set to close about 60 stores

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 7:17
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Kingfisher, the owner of DIY chains B&Q and Screwfix, is to close about 60 B&Q stores in UK and Ireland over the next two years.
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Scots up for comic fiction prize

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 5:45

Scottish authors Alexander McCall Smith and Irvine Welsh are among six writers nominated for an award celebrating the year's funniest books.
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VIDEO: Concerns over Nigeria vote count

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 4:44
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, United States United States

Britain and the United States have voiced concerns about irregularities in the counting of votes after Nigeria's elections.
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Australia announce Ashes squad

Monday, March 30th 2015, 23:38
related countries: Australia Australia

Adam Voges and Fawad Ahmed are included in Australia's 17-man squad to play England in this summer's Ashes Test series.
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U21 pull-outs would be 'a disgrace'

Monday, March 30th 2015, 23:03

It would be a "national disgrace" if teams stopped England's best youngsters playing at the U21 Euros, says Gary Lineker.
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Briton guilty plea in US terror trial

Monday, March 30th 2015, 20:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York, Oregon

British terror suspect Haroon Aswat pleads guilty in New York to charges of plotting to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon.
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Family of four dead in Gibraltar flat

Monday, March 30th 2015, 19:14
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar

Four people including a British man and two children have been found dead in a flat in Gibraltar, police in the British territory have said.
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Yoox in talks with Net-a-Porter

Monday, March 30th 2015, 14:55
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: London

Italian online fashion retailer Yoox says it is in merger talks with London-based rival Net-a-Porter.
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Acquittal was 'rebirth' - Sollecito

Monday, March 30th 2015, 12:55

In his first remarks since his final acquittal of UK student Meredith Kercher's murder, Raffaele Sollecito says he will be "marked for life" by the ordeal.
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Attacks hit BA, GitHub and Slack

Monday, March 30th 2015, 11:59

British Airways' Executive Club, the code-sharing site GitHub and the work chat service Slack have all been hit by cyber-attacks.
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Bank stress tests cover global slump

Monday, March 30th 2015, 10:52

The UK's banking industry will have to prove it can endure a global economic slump in this year's Bank of England stress tests.
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Council bans 'lead to bizarre laws'

Sunday, March 29th 2015, 23:01

A law that allows councils in England and Wales to ban certain activities in public is leading to "bizarre new criminal offences", campaigners say.
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Northern Ireland 2-1 Finland

Sunday, March 29th 2015, 18:02
related countries: Finland Finland

Kyle Lafferty continues his hot goalscoring streak as Northern Ireland beat Finland to boost their chances of making Euro 2016.
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Meningitis B vaccine deal agreed

Sunday, March 29th 2015, 12:29

All babies in the UK will soon have a potentially life-saving vaccine against meningitis B after a deal with drug manufacturers, the health secretary says.
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Brook wants Khan fight at Wembley

Sunday, March 29th 2015, 11:11
related places: Wembley

Unbeaten Kell Brook wants to fight Amir Khan in an all-British world title bout at Wembley in June.
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Tuilagi out for season - Cockerill

Sunday, March 29th 2015, 8:44
related places: Leicester

Richard Cockerill says England and Leicester centre Manu Tuilagi is likely to miss the rest of the season with injury.
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We can be best since 1958 - Coleman

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 22:29

Chris Coleman tells his players to prove they are the best Wales team since 1958 by qualifying for Euro 2016.
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Israel 0-3 Wales

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 20:29
related countries: Israel Israel

Gareth Bale scores twice to send Wales two points clear at the top of Group B with a comfortable win over 10-man Israel.
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Briton's father in plea to airlines

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 17:07

The father of a British man killed in the Alps air crash urges airlines to look after pilots "properly", saying the victims of the disaster should "never be forgotten".
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Spectator killed at Nurburgring race

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 16:50

A spectator is killed in a crash involving British driver Jann Mardenborough during an endurance race at the Nurburgring.
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Four miss England's trip to Italy

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 13:33
related countries: Italy Italy

Danny Welbeck, Raheem Sterling, Leighton Baines and James Milner have been ruled out of England's friendly with Italy on Tuesday.
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Cameron promises 'seven-day NHS'

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 13:27

All hospitals in England will provide "a truly seven-day NHS" by 2020 under a future Conservative government, David Cameron says.
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