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Hunger-strike Nigerian 'back in UK'

Sunday, December 1st 2013, 21:43
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A Nigerian man who has been on hunger strike is back in the UK after a Home Office flight deporting him had to turn around, his lawyers say.
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Death of Richmond woman 'suspicious'

Sunday, December 1st 2013, 18:12
related places: London, Richmond

The death of a 43-year-old woman in south-west London is being treated as suspicious, police have said.
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Heart of Midlothian 0-7 Celtic

Sunday, December 1st 2013, 16:48

Kris Commons' hat-trick helps Celtic trounce Hearts to progress in the Scottish Cup and soothe their European exit pain.
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Lidl plans to double UK stores

Sunday, December 1st 2013, 11:14
related countries: Germany Germany

Lidl, the German discount supermarket chain, is planning to double the number of its stores in the UK, its managing director tells a newspaper.
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Sledging is a skill, says Anderson

Sunday, December 1st 2013, 9:13

James Anderson says sledging is a skill and a key factor in him becoming one of England's leading bowlers.
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VIDEO: The Brit on Hollywood's hit list

Sunday, December 1st 2013, 0:13

Kelly Marcel is a British screenwriter who only a few years ago was working in a video rental shop, but is now the toast of Hollywood with Disney knocking on her door
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HIV care 'at risk from NHS changes'

Sunday, December 1st 2013, 0:02

HIV care is at risk from the changes to the reorganisation of the NHS in England, doctors who specialise in treating it warn.
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Referee wrong to award try - Gatland

Saturday, November 30th 2013, 22:13
related countries: Australia Australia

Referee Wayne Barnes was wrong to award Australia's final try in their 30-26 win, says Wales coach Warren Gatland.
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Wales 26-30 Australia

Saturday, November 30th 2013, 18:49
related places: Cardiff

Australia edge a scintillating Test match in Cardiff to beat Wales for the ninth straight time.
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Anglicans install woman bishop

Saturday, November 30th 2013, 15:26
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

The UK and Ireland's first woman bishop is installed by the Anglican Church at a service in Dublin on Saturday.
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WWI 'sacred soil' ceremony in London

Saturday, November 30th 2013, 12:48
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: London

A ceremony takes place in London to mark the arrival of "sacred soil" from 70 World War 1 battlefields in Belgium.
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Film actress Jean Kent dies aged 92

Saturday, November 30th 2013, 11:45
related places: Gainsborough

British film and television actress Jean Kent, one of the most famous stars of the Gainsborough melodramas era, dies aged 92.
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England's Bell happy to bat at three

Saturday, November 30th 2013, 11:30

Ian Bell has no problem with moving up to bat at three for England in the second Ashes Test, replacing Jonathan Trott.
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Aussie announcer dropped for race jibe

Saturday, November 30th 2013, 10:10

The announcer at England's tour match in Alice Springs is stood down for racially mocking Monty Panesar.
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'Slavery' case woman 'indoctrinated'

Saturday, November 30th 2013, 6:00
related places: London

The cousin of a woman who belonged to a Maoist commune in south London being investigated by police for alleged slavery accuses its members of turning her against her family.
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PM hits back in EU 'nasty' row

Friday, November 29th 2013, 18:17

David Cameron says claims by a European commissioner that the UK's immigration policies are "nasty" are "completely unacceptable".
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Black Friday flurry for UK retailers

Friday, November 29th 2013, 18:08
related countries: United States United States

A rush by some retailers to copy a US-style Black Friday boosts sales, but leads to a fight in one Asda shop, and an arrest at another, as customers seek the best discounted deals.
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Rigby killing 'cowardly and callous'

Friday, November 29th 2013, 17:40
related places: London, Woolwich

The killing of soldier Lee Rigby on a London street was a "cowardly and callous" murder a jury hears, as graphic CCTV footage is shown in court.
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Hunger strike asylum seeker removed

Friday, November 29th 2013, 17:36

Lawyers for failed asylum seeker Isa Muazu, who was on hunger strike, say the Home Office has confirmed his removal from the UK to Nigeria.
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Wales ready to unleash pack power

Friday, November 29th 2013, 13:29
related countries: Australia Australia

Wales' scrum could have a significant edge over Australia on Saturday, according to Welsh forwards coach Robin McBryde.
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Warner crossed the line - Waugh

Friday, November 29th 2013, 11:56

David Warner's comments about England batsman Jonathan Trott were "out of order", according to former captain Steve Waugh.
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Angela Lansbury returns to West End

Friday, November 29th 2013, 10:02
related places: London, West End

Actress Angela Lansbury is to appear on the London stage for the first time in almost 40 years in a production of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit.
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'Strong' rise in UK house prices

Friday, November 29th 2013, 9:56

Prices of houses and flats have picked up strongly, according to figures from the Nationwide building society.
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Ballance presses case as England toil

Friday, November 29th 2013, 9:19

Gary Ballance scores an assured 55 as England labour on the first day of their tour match against a CA Chairman's XI.
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Acid victims' families demand action

Friday, November 29th 2013, 5:07
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania
related places: Zanzibar

The families of two British women targeted in an acid attack in Zanzibar say the UK government must apply more pressure on the Tanzanian authorities.
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Switzerland 1, Italy, Holland and England 0

Friday, November 29th 2013, 3:12
related countries: Italy Italy

The small nation seeded ahead of Italy at the World Cup
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High Streets need 'radical action'

Friday, November 29th 2013, 0:22

Rejuvenating town centres requires radical action on a scale not seen since the building programmes of post-war Britain, according to a new report.
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English clubs may stay in Heineken Cup

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 23:29
related countries: France France

English clubs could yet play in next season's Heineken Cup, despite threatening to set up a rival European tournament.
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Trainspotting 'favourite Scots book'

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 23:00

Irvine Welsh's debut novel Trainspotting is named as Scotland's favourite book of the past 50 years.
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Greenpeace Briton reveals jail code

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 19:44
related countries: Russia Russia

Bailed British Greenpeace activist Alex Harris tells how she communicated with her fellow activists in a Russian jail by tapping out messages on pipes.
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Professionals star Lewis Collins dies

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 15:58

British actor Lewis Collins, best known as Bodie in The Professionals, dies aged 67 after a five-year struggle with cancer.
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Npower confirms 1,460 UK jobs to go

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 10:43

Energy giant Npower confirms that 1,460 UK jobs are to go as part of a major restructuring and gives details of where the cuts will be made.
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Bresnan pushes claim for Test place

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 10:28

Tim Bresnan lays claim for a place in the England team for the second Ashes Test by taking four wickets for the Performance Programme.
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Banned pair recalled by Australia

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 10:09
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia recall backs Adam Ashley-Cooper and Nick Cummins after one-game bans for Saturday's Test against Wales.
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VIDEO: On the road with Syrian aid group

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 6:55
related countries: Syria Syria

A small group of British Muslims are taking aid convoys overland to some of the most dangerous areas of Syria.
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Spanish PM: Scotland 'outside of EU'

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 22:33
related countries: Spain Spain

The Spanish prime minister suggests an independent Scotland would have to apply to become a member of the EU from the outside.
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UK not soft touch on benefits - PM

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 18:20

David Cameron defends plans to restrict access to welfare for EU immigrants, saying he is sending a "clear message" it is not "easy to claim" UK benefits.
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Npower to cut 1,400 jobs in the UK

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 17:39

Energy giant Npower is to cut 1,400 jobs as part of a major restructuring of its UK operations.
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Monty Python confirms five more dates

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 16:00
related places: London

The surviving members of the Monty Python team have doubled the number of their reunion shows by announcing five further dates at London's O2 Arena.
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First British bank opens in Iraq

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 15:25
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The first branch of a British bank in Iraq is opened by the country's Prime Minister, Nouri Maliki.
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Gay snub B&B owners lose appeal

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 12:48

The owners of a Christian guesthouse in Cornwall who were ordered to pay damages for turning away a gay couple lose their UK Supreme Court fight.
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Kenya appeals to UK not to ban khat

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 12:26
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenyan MPs appeal to the UK not to ban the herbal stimulant khat, saying it is of economic and cultural significance to many Africans.
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Consumer spending drives UK economy

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 11:29

Economic growth in the UK was driven by consumer spending in the third quarter of the year, official figures show, and business investment also rose.
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Royal Mail reports jump in profits

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 11:18
related places: London

Royal Mail reports a big jump in half-year profits in its first results since its flotation, as Business Secretary Vince Cable defends the sale before MPs.
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Johnson dismisses talk of Ashes truce

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 11:10
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Adelaide

Australia's Mitchell Johnson says England should expect more sledging during the second Ashes Test in Adelaide.
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Independence blueprint to be debated

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 7:35

A debate on the Scottish government's independence White Paper is to be held at Holyrood, with MSPs given the chance to examine the document in more detail.
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How welcome are Africans in the UK?

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 2:28

Does the UK really want African migrants to leave?
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NHS told to get tough on smoking

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 1:50

The NHS must stop turning a "blind eye" to smoking and ban it in all hospital grounds in England, according to new guidance.
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ICC urges Ashes players to 'calm down'

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 0:37
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Adelaide

Australia and England players are to receive an ICC conduct warning before the second Ashes Test in Adelaide.
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Nine million in 'serious' debt

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 0:05

Nearly nine million people across the UK are living with serious debt problems, according to a new report.
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US warning to citizens going to NI

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 20:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Belfast

US citizens are advised to be extra vigilant when travelling to Northern Ireland, after a car bomb partially exploded near a Belfast shopping centre.
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Scots referendum blueprint unveiled

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 18:28

First Minister Alex Salmond launches the Scottish government's independence blueprint, calling it a "mission statement" for Scotland's future.
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Italy retrial asked to jail Knox

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 16:57
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian prosecutors demand a 30-year jail sentence for Amanda Knox in a retrial over the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher.
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UK protest at Gibraltar bag opening

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 16:25
related countries: Austria Austria, Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain

Britain has protested to the Spanish authorities after police opened a diplomatic bag at the border with Gibraltar, calling it "a serious infringement" of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.
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Hunger Games has record UK opening

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 14:03

The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire, takes £12 million at the UK box office in its opening weekend, film company Lionsgate's largest ever UK opening.
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Bank of England may get new powers

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 12:42

Chancellor George Osborne asks the Bank of England to review whether it needs more powers to control banks' balance sheets.
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Healy critical of Ashes umpires

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 9:46
related countries: Australia Australia

Ashes umpires are told to "stiffen up their act" after mounting tensions in the first Test between England and Australia.
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Steep rise in winter deaths

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 9:43

There was a big rise in the number of winter deaths last year, official figures for England and Wales show.
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Child-on-child abuse 'shocking'

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 7:32

"Shocking" sexual violence is being carried out by children against other children as young as 11, according to an official report.
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VIDEO: More demand for cheap food in Europe

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 4:44
related countries: Portugal Portugal

The BBC's European business correspondent, Nigel Cassidy, reports from the UK and Portugal on the surge in demand for cheap and canned food in the new age of austerity.
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Stokes backed to replace Trott

Monday, November 25th 2013, 22:57

Ben Stokes is backed to replace Jonathan Trott for England's second Ashes Test by ex-players Michael Vaughan and Steve Harmison.
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Slave suspects 'ex-Maoist activists'

Monday, November 25th 2013, 21:27
related places: London

A married couple suspected of holding three women as slaves for more than 30 years are former Maoist activists Aravindan Balakrishnan and his wife Chanda, the BBC understands.
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Hague: Iran nuclear move 'essential'

Monday, November 25th 2013, 17:44
related countries: Iran Iran

William Hague says the UK and its allies will leave "no stone unturned" to reach a lasting deal on curbing Iran's nuclear programme..
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Trott leaves England's Ashes tour

Monday, November 25th 2013, 12:06
related countries: Australia Australia

England batsman Jonathan Trott leaves the Ashes tour of Australia because of a long-standing stress-related condition.
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Trott has made 'right decision'

Monday, November 25th 2013, 11:40

Jonathan Trott made the right decision to leave England's Ashes tour, says ex-England batsman Marcus Trescothick.
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Call for police standards overhaul

Monday, November 25th 2013, 10:05

A review of policing in England and Wales is to make a series of series of "radical" recommendations designed to restore trust in the service.
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VIDEO: Typhoon aid ship arrives in Philippines

Monday, November 25th 2013, 9:13
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The British aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious has arrived in the Philippines with relief aid for victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
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AUDIO: Britons break tuk tuk world record

Monday, November 25th 2013, 8:16

Two British school teachers, Nick Gough and Richard Sears, speak about their tuk tuk world record.
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'Clare's Law' expanded after pilot

Monday, November 25th 2013, 4:35
related places: Clare, Law

"Clare's Law", which enables women to check the police record of a new boyfriend, is to be expanded to cover all of England and Wales.
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Amazon workers face ‘illness risk’

Monday, November 25th 2013, 2:17

A BBC investigation finds working conditions at an Amazon warehouse in the UK that an expert in stress says could cause "mental and physical illness".
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Troubled families 'turned around'

Monday, November 25th 2013, 0:58

The lives of 22,000 troubled families in England have been "turned around", according to the government.
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Have UK businesses missed the train in Ethiopia?

Monday, November 25th 2013, 0:01
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Have UK firms lost out in building Ethiopia's new railway?
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Williams has 1,000th UK number one

Sunday, November 24th 2013, 19:14

Pop star Robbie Williams debuts at number one with Swings Both Ways, which becomes the 1,000th album to top the UK charts.
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Oil rig protests continue 'for sure'

Sunday, November 24th 2013, 17:46
related countries: Russia Russia

A British Greenpeace activist who spent two months in jail in Russia says the organisation will "for sure" continue to stage oil rig protests.
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McVie 'would rejoin Fleetwood Mac'

Sunday, November 24th 2013, 16:46

British singer-songwriter Christine McVie says she would be interested in rejoining Fleetwood Mac, after teaming up with the band for a one-off show at the O2.
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VIDEO: On board Typhoon Haiyan aid plane

Sunday, November 24th 2013, 16:39
related countries: Philippines Philippines

International Development Secretary Justine Greening has told the BBC that the UK has been at the "forefront" of the aid response to help the people of the Philippines recover from the damage caused by Typhoon Haiyan.
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PM 'right' on Brussels benefits row

Sunday, November 24th 2013, 13:29
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

David Cameron has "struck exactly the right note on migration", Michael Gove says, as reports suggest the UK is "preparing for a showdown" with the EU over benefits.
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Millions tune in for Doctor Who 50th

Sunday, November 24th 2013, 13:04

A UK audience of 10.2 million people watched the special 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who, overnight viewing figures suggest.
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Possible date set for Scots independence

Sunday, November 24th 2013, 11:57

Scotland could be independent on 24 March, 2016, if voters back leaving the UK in the independence referendum, the Deputy First Minister announces.
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Local policing 'must be saved'

Sunday, November 24th 2013, 10:18

Neighbourhood policing is under threat in England and Wales as police "retreat to a discredited reactive approach", a report is to say.
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England suffer crushing defeat

Sunday, November 24th 2013, 7:58
related countries: Australia Australia

England collapse again as Australia secure a crushing 381-run victory to take a 1-0 lead in the Ashes series.
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'Slavery' women met 'in collective'

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 17:24
related countries: India India, Tanzania Tanzania
related places: London

Two of three women who were allegedly held as slaves in London for at least 30 years met a man who has been arrested via a collective, police say.
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Homes to be demolished due to cracks

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 15:59
related places: London

A block of terraced housing in London is to be pulled down after a member of the public noticed cracks overnight.
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New Zealand 20-18 England

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 15:34
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Wembley

Shaun Johnson's last-minute try and conversion put defending champions New Zealand into the Rugby League World Cup final.
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VIDEO: Rickshaw record bid hiccup in Peru

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 12:48
related countries: Peru Peru

Two British teachers had to drag their motorised rickshaw through Peru, after it broke down during a world record attempt.
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'Slavery' case 'tip of the iceberg'

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 11:50
related places: London

The case of three women allegedly held as slaves for 30 years at a house in south London is just the "tip of a rather large iceberg", an MP says.
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Warner criticises 'poor and weak' Trott

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 10:49
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's David Warner says England have "scared eyes" after they finished day three of the first Test 537 runs behind.
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Delayed hospital discharges examined

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 0:03

NHS figures have highlighted the growing impact of delays in discharging patients in England once they are fit to leave hospital.
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Inquiry into 'events at Co-op Bank'

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 22:59

An independent inquiry will look into "events at the Co-op Bank" dating back to 2008, as its former chairman is bailed as part of a drugs investigation.
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Wales 17-7 Tonga

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 21:42
related countries: Tonga Tonga
related places: Cardiff

Owen Williams and Ashley Beck score memorable tries as Wales see off hard-working Tonga in an often dour game in Cardiff.
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British Greenpeace activists freed

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 19:25
related countries: Russia Russia

Five British Greenpeace activists are freed after being detained by Russia authorities for two months.
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'Disturbing picture' in slavery case

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 18:22
related places: London

Detectives investigating the case of three women allegedly held as slaves for 30 years in south London uncover a "complicated and disturbing picture of emotional control".
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Former Co-op Bank boss Flowers held

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 15:51

Former Co-op Bank chairman Paul Flowers has been arrested in Merseyside in connection with a "drugs supply investigation", the BBC understands.
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City intern died from epilepsy

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 15:25
related places: London

An intern working for Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London died from epilepsy, which could have been triggered by "working so hard", an inquest hears.
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Carrick extends Man Utd contract

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 11:13

Manchester United and England midfielder Michael Carrick extends his contract at Old Trafford until June 2015.
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'Slaves' held in horrific conditions

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 11:07
related places: London

Three women rescued from a London house after allegedly being held as slaves for 30 years were kept in "horrific conditions", a charity says, as two suspects are bailed.
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England collapse in dramatic fashion

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 7:43

England collapse from 82-2 to 136 all out and face a massive task to avoid defeat in the first Ashes Test at the Gabba.
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Prada store robbed in smash and grab

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 7:29
related places: London

Four men on mopeds rob a Prada store in central London, stealing a number of handbags.
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MPs question UK relations in Gulf

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 3:47
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The government can no longer ignore claims of hypocrisy over its relations with Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, a report by a group of MPs say.
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Women 'held as slaves for 30 years'

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 1:04
related places: London

Three women are "rescued" from a house in south London as police investigate claims they were held as slaves for 30 years, with one thought to have been in captivity her whole life.
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