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Archbishop hopeful of women bishops

Sunday, July 13th 2014, 15:31

The Archbishop of Canterbury says he is "hopeful" the Church of England's ruling General Synod will allow women to become bishops when it votes on the issue on Monday.
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UK to remove takeover 'wiggle room'

Sunday, July 13th 2014, 13:50

Business Secretary Vince Cable says he will tighten the rules to deal with foreign takeovers of UK firms.
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Church 'braced' for sex abuse claims

Sunday, July 13th 2014, 12:46
related places: Canterbury

The Church of England is braced for an historical abuse inquiry to uncover new allegations against it, the Archbishop of Canterbury says.
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Sky still British focused - Brailsford

Sunday, July 13th 2014, 11:11
related places: Brailsford

Dave Brailsford says Team Sky are "a British team with a British heart" and defends the decision not to pick Sir Bradley Wiggins.
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NI police praise Twelfth 'attitude'

Sunday, July 13th 2014, 1:03
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Northern Ireland Chief Constable George Hamilton praises the "responsible attitude" of those involved in the 12 July parades.
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Scotland could host UK spaceport

Saturday, July 12th 2014, 23:04

The UK government wants to establish a spaceport by 2018, with six of the eight potential locations sited in Scotland.
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England rally raises victory hopes

Saturday, July 12th 2014, 17:50
related countries: India India

A record last-wicket stand and late wickets give England an outside chance of victory over India in the first Test.
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Pizza Express sold to Chinese firm

Saturday, July 12th 2014, 16:33
related countries: China China

British restaurant chain Pizza Express is sold to a Chinese private equity firm for around £900m.
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Church urges assisted dying inquiry

Saturday, July 12th 2014, 16:05
related places: Canterbury

The Church of England seeks an inquiry into assisted dying as an ex-Archbishop of Canterbury backs a bill that would allow terminally ill people get help to end their lives.
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Anderson & Root set Test record stand

Saturday, July 12th 2014, 12:50

England's James Anderson and Joe Root put on 198, the highest last-wicket stand in Test history, against India at Trent Bridge.
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Lord Carey backs assisted dying

Saturday, July 12th 2014, 11:36

The former Archbishop of Canterbury says he will back a bid to make it legal for terminally ill people in England and Wales to get help to end their lives.
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McIlroy struggles at the Scottish Open

Saturday, July 12th 2014, 7:42

Rory McIlroy follows his course-record 64 with a 78 to fall back to level par after two rounds at Royal Aberdeen.
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Reid sets world record in Glasgow

Friday, July 11th 2014, 17:53
related places: Glasgow

British Paralympic silver medallist Stef Reid sets a new F44 long jump record at the Diamond League meeting in Glasgow.
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England collapse hands India control

Friday, July 11th 2014, 17:49
related countries: India India

England suffer another batting collapse as India strengthen their grip on the first Test at Trent Bridge.
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Lohan 'will not miss London shows'

Friday, July 11th 2014, 17:41
related places: London, West End

Actress Lindsay Lohan tells the BBC she will not miss any shows when she makes her West End debut in David Mamet's Speed-The-Plow next month.
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Burberry investors reject boss's pay

Friday, July 11th 2014, 14:37
related places: London

Investors have delivered a blow to fashion house Burberry, by voting against the chief executive's pay package at the annual general meeting in London.
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Women bishops vote: the issues

Friday, July 11th 2014, 14:35

The Church of England is considering new proposals for legislation allowing women to become bishops. We look at the background and possible consequences.
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AUDIO: Two to tango: Who can dance together?

Friday, July 11th 2014, 10:01

Heather Devine and Bryan Allen discuss the British Dance Council's plans to introduce a rule that defines a dance partnership as "one man and one lady".
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More weight loss ops for diabetes

Friday, July 11th 2014, 8:06

An expansion of weight loss surgery in England is being proposed to tackle an epidemic of type 2 diabetes.
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UK taken to court over boat diesel

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 21:47

The European Commission is taking the UK to court in a long-running row over its policy of allowing leisure boats to use lower-taxed red diesel.
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Egyptian statue sells for £16m

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 19:43
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: London

A 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue is sold for nearly £16m at Christie's of London, amid calls from the country's ambassador for it to be handed back to Egypt.
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New combat jet's UK debut cancelled

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 19:36

The F-35 combat jet, due to be used on Britain's new aircraft carriers, will not appear at the Royal International Air Tattoo on Friday.
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Blake's Games apology to Scotland

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 19:20
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica
related places: Glasgow

Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake apologises to Scotland for snubbing the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow later this month.
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Cook fails as India make England toil

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 17:47
related countries: India India

England captain Alastair Cook's batting struggles continue as India take control of the first Test at Trent Bridge.
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Public sector strikes held across UK

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 17:16

Hundreds of thousands of people have taken part in strikes across the UK as part of a co-ordinated day of action by public service unions.
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Strong British showing at Emmys

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 16:05

A host of British stars including Sherlock's Martin Freeman and Benedict Cumberbatch are nominated at this year's Primetime Emmy awards.
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Bank holds interest rates at 0.5%

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 11:11

The Bank of England holds UK interest rates at a record low of 0.5% for another month, and keeps its quantitative easing programme at £375bn.
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Warm weather lifts Primark sales

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 9:01

Revenues at the budget fashion retailer Primark have grown sharply thanks to new stores and warmer weather, owner Associated British Foods says.
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Botticelli drawing sells for £1.3m

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 8:01
related places: London

A rare Botticelli drawing - the last believed to remain in private hands - sells for a record £1.3m at a London auction.
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Burberry warns of exchange rate hit

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 7:31

Burberry, the UK luxury fashion brand, announces a strong rise in sales but warns that profits could be hit by unfavourable exchange rates.
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Call to review surgery waiting times

Thursday, July 10th 2014, 7:10

The new president of the Royal College of Surgeons says the 18-week waiting target for routine operations in England should be reviewed.
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Google Glass controlled by brainwave

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 23:00
related places: London

A London start-up hacks Google Glass so it can be controlled by a person's brainwaves.
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Vijay ton repels England in first Test

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 17:26
related countries: India India

Murali Vijay's unbeaten 122 helps India to 259-4 on the opening day of the first Test against England at Trent Bridge.
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Device check advice for any UK flight

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 15:46

All passengers flying into or out of the UK are advised to make sure electronic and electrical devices carried as hand luggage are charged before they travel.
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VIDEO: UK sold sarin ingredients to Syria

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 15:08
related countries: Syria Syria

UK companies were the sole supplier to Syria of three important ingredients in the production of deadly nerve agent sarin, BBC Newsnight learns.
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Film shows Chilton's lucky escape in crash

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 14:07
related places: Chilton

A remarkable film emerges showing how close Marussia's Max Chilton came to serious injury during a crash at the British Grand Prix.
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Roadshow Van Dyck fails to sell

Wednesday, July 9th 2014, 8:06
related places: London

A painting revealed to be a Van Dyck portrait on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow fails to sell at auction in London.
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UK sold sarin ingredients to Syria

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 21:30
related countries: Syria Syria

UK companies were the sole supplier to Syria of three important ingredients in the production of deadly nerve agent sarin, BBC Newsnight learns.
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Froome gets all-clear after Tour crash

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 20:55
related countries: France France

Britain's defending Tour de France champion Chris Froome is given the all-clear after a crash during the fourth stage of the race.
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UK firms get £1bn India credit line

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 18:45
related countries: India India

The UK's export finance body is to provide a £1bn line of credit for investment in Indian infrastructure, UK Chancellor George Osborne says.
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Cook defiant over England captaincy

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 16:33
related countries: India India

Under-fire England captain Alastair Cook says he has no intention of stepping down, on the eve of the first Test against India.
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British pair admit terror charges

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 16:13
related countries: Syria Syria

Two British men who travelled to Syria to join rebel fighters plead guilty at Woolwich Crown Court to preparing to carry out terrorist acts.
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Mrs Brown retains UK cinema lead

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 14:42
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie remains the top film at the UK and Ireland box office for a second successive week.
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AbbVie increases offer for Shire

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 13:11
related countries: United States United States

US drugs giant AbbVie has raised its takeover offer for UK rival Shire to £30.1bn in its latest attempt to persuade the firm to agree to a deal.
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'Lax labour checks' risk to workers

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 11:28

Low-skilled workers from the UK and abroad are at risk of exploitation because labour regulations are being flouted or not properly enforced, a report warns.
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India series to define Cook - Vaughan

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 8:54
related countries: India India

Alastair Cook's England captaincy will be defined by the result of their Test series against India, says Michael Vaughan.
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UK doctor death not suicide - inmates

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 7:31
related countries: Syria Syria

A UK doctor who was found dead in prison in Syria did not not kill himself as Syrian officials claim, two of his former inmates say.
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'Major step' towards Alzheimer's test

Monday, July 7th 2014, 23:03

British scientists have made a "major step forwards" in developing a blood test for Alzheimer's disease.
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VIDEO: Syria UK doctor 'did not kill himself'

Monday, July 7th 2014, 21:46
related countries: Syria Syria

Two men, who were in prison with a British doctor in Syria, have spoken for the first time about his death and have cast doubt on the official Syrian explanation.
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Cavendish angry over crash claim

Monday, July 7th 2014, 20:49
related countries: France France

Britain's Mark Cavendish considers legal action after Tour de France rider Alexander Kristoff claims he "crashed on purpose".
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Broad criticises 'crazy' schedule

Monday, July 7th 2014, 17:55
related countries: India India

England bowler Stuart Broad admits he may not play all five Tests against India as he manages an ongoing knee problem.
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Tour will return to Britain - Prudhomme

Monday, July 7th 2014, 17:41
related countries: France France

Race director Christian Prudhomme is keen to bring the Tour de France back to Britain after a successful Grand Depart.
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Kittel wins Tour de France third stage

Monday, July 7th 2014, 16:18
related countries: France France, Germany Germany
related places: Cambridge, London

Germany's Marcel Kittel heads a late sprint to win the third stage of the Tour de France from Cambridge to London.
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Cats musical to feature rapping cat

Monday, July 7th 2014, 16:04
related places: London, West End

The hit musical Cats is set to include a rapping "street cat" when it returns to London's West End.
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Raikkonen rested for Silverstone test

Monday, July 7th 2014, 14:40
related places: Silverstone

Ferrari will rest Kimi Raikkonen from this week's test session at Silverstone after his 150mph British Grand Prix crash.
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Leader sorry for UK hostage killings

Monday, July 7th 2014, 14:12
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The leader of a Shia militant group that kidnapped five Britons in Iraq in 2007 and killed four says he is sorry, but blames the UK government for their deaths.
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Tour de France riders reach Essex

Monday, July 7th 2014, 12:51
related countries: France France
related places: Cambridge, London

The final English leg of the Tour de France is under way with nearly 200 cyclists competing along the 96-mile (155km) route from Cambridge to London.
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Anglo American to sell Lafarge stake

Monday, July 7th 2014, 7:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

London-listed mining firm Anglo American is selling its 50% stake in building materials group Lafarge Tarmac to cement maker Lafarge for £885m.
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Osborne and Hague start India visit

Monday, July 7th 2014, 1:25
related countries: India India

Britain's Chancellor George Osborne and Foreign Secretary William Hague begin a two-day trip to India looking to open up opportunities for UK firms.
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India v England: A historic series

Sunday, July 6th 2014, 23:37

Why India start as underdogs against England
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Hamilton ready for title 'attack mode'

Sunday, July 6th 2014, 20:01
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton says he will go into "attack mode" in his title battle with Nico Rosberg after his British Grand Prix win.
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Raikkonen 'OK' after 150mph crash

Sunday, July 6th 2014, 19:28

Ferrari say Kimi Raikkonen is "OK" after a 150mph crash in the British GP - but he may not drive in testing this week.
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Hamilton wins classic British GP

Sunday, July 6th 2014, 19:00
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton revives his title hopes by winning the British Grand Prix as Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg retires.
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Grande tops first combined chart

Sunday, July 6th 2014, 18:00

Singer-songwriter Ariana Grande tops the UK singles chart which, for the first time, combines sales and streaming figures.
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McDowell retains French Open title

Sunday, July 6th 2014, 17:08
related countries: France France

Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell successfully defends his French Open title after Kevin Stadler let slip a four-shot lead.
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Hamilton set for key British GP

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 23:51
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton will look to revitalise his title hopes at the British GP before one of the biggest crowds in the race's history.
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I made qualifying mistake - Hamilton

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 16:35
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton admits he made the error in aborting his final qualifying lap at the British Grand Prix.
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Rosberg on pole after Hamilton error

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 16:01
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

Mercedes' Nico Rosberg took pole in a rain-affected qualifying session for the British GP, as Lewis Hamilton was only sixth.
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UK economy 'to beat France by 2020'

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 14:53
related countries: France France

The UK's economy is set to overtake France by 2020 to become the second largest in Europe, consultancy firm PwC forecasts.
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Britain expands Syria border aid

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 13:46
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Cross

Cross-border aid operations into Syria are being boosted with more than £46m of aid from the UK, the International Development Secretary says.
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Vettel tops wet final practice

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 10:10

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel beats team-mate Daniel Ricciardo to set the pace in a wet final practice at the British GP.
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Two teens charged over stab murder

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 9:43
related places: London

Two teenagers are charged with murder after an 18-year-old man was stabbed to death in north-west London.
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In pictures: 4 July celebrations in US

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 3:35
related countries: United States United States

Celebrations to mark the nation's independence from Britain in 1776 take many forms but one thing is certain - the stars and stripes take centre stage.
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Share of fuel duty 'could fix roads'

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 3:14

The government should spend £1bn a year of the money it collects from fuel duty to fix potholes and roads in England and Wales, the body that represents councils says.
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What the Tour riders might not see

Friday, July 4th 2014, 23:22
related countries: France France

Things the Tour de France cyclists will probably miss on UK route
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Jihadists' assets frozen by Treasury

Friday, July 4th 2014, 20:53
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Cardiff

Two men from Cardiff who have joined a jihadists group in Syria have their assets frozen by the UK government.
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Le Tour fever cranks up in Yorkshire

Friday, July 4th 2014, 18:29

The final preparations for the 2014 Tour de France in Yorkshire are under way as cycling fever grips the county.
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Queen names UK's biggest warship

Friday, July 4th 2014, 15:47

The Queen says the UK's largest warship "marks a new phase in our naval history", as it is named in her honour at a ceremony in Fife.
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Hamilton top despite engine problem

Friday, July 4th 2014, 14:43
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton scores an important psychological blow ahead of the British GP by beating Nico Rosberg in second practice.
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Court challenges UK work schemes

Friday, July 4th 2014, 14:28

Legislation relating to unpaid work schemes is ruled "incompatible" with the European Convention on Human Rights.
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Pietersen would 'love' England return

Friday, July 4th 2014, 12:37

Kevin Pietersen says he would love to play cricket for England again, despite being told he would not be considered for selection.
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Abbott's Australia remark draws ire

Friday, July 4th 2014, 11:05
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is criticised for saying that Australia was "unsettled" before the British arrived.
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Wolff hits trouble on F1 debut

Friday, July 4th 2014, 10:27

Susie Wolff's historic appearance at the British GP ended after one timed lap following an engine failure in her Williams.
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Briton in Syria calls UK 'pure evil'

Friday, July 4th 2014, 10:23
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

A British man who claims he has been fighting in Syria says he will not return until the "black flag of Islam" is flying over Buckingham Palace.
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VIDEO: The British trying to bring aid to Syria

Friday, July 4th 2014, 9:19
related countries: Syria Syria

British citizens have been warned by the government not to travel to Syria for any reason - but some are ignoring the warnings and going anyway.
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British Gas staff mis-sold deals

Friday, July 4th 2014, 9:08

The UK's biggest energy supplier, British Gas, mis-sold energy deals by making exaggerated claims to potential customers, the regulator says.
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French firm wins 7-year DLR contract

Friday, July 4th 2014, 7:23
related countries: France France
related places: London

French transport group Keolis has been awarded a new franchise to operate London's Dockland's Light Railway (DLR) from December 2014.
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UK planned to train Syrian rebels

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 21:30
related countries: Syria Syria

The UK drew up plans to train and equip a 100,000-strong Syrian rebel army to defeat President Bashar al-Assad, BBC Newsnight has learned.
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Muhammad Ali inspires me - Hamilton

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 18:38
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton says he is inspired by Muhammad Ali in his bid to overhaul Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.
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UK sees hottest day of year so far

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 17:06

The Met Office has recorded the UK's hottest day of the year so far, as temperatures soar to 27.7C (81.9F) in the South East.
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UK sent Sherlock to North Korea

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 16:42
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The UK government organised a screening of BBC TV drama Sherlock in North Korea in the hope of "encouraging change" in the country, it is revealed.
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UK airports 'normal' after warning

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 15:52
related countries: United States United States

UK airports say they are running as usual, after the US urges tightened security amid warnings of a "credible" terrorism threat.
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UK stars reign over US album chart

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 10:07
related countries: United States United States

Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith are at numbers one and two on the US album chart - the first time two UK solo acts have taken the top two spots since 1993.
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FGM failure is a 'national scandal'

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 9:32

The failure to tackle female genital mutilation (FGM) is a "national scandal" with as many as 170,000 victims in the UK, MPs say.
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NHS plan 'a recipe for disaster'

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 6:42

Cutting back on hospital services in England before community services are geared up to provide care is a "recipe for disaster", MPs say.
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British Library to show Declaration

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 6:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Independence

Historic US documents the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence will go on display in the UK for the first time next year.
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Millions at risk in South Sudan

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 23:01

Some four million people in South Sudan are likely to face critical food shortages next month, British aid agencies warn.
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Italy PM says EU needs to keep UK

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 15:50
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi urges the European Union to keep the UK in, warning that a British withdrawal would mean a poorer Europe.
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Stokes returns to England Test squad

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 15:10
related countries: India India
related places: Durham

England name Durham all-rounder Ben Stokes in a 13-man squad for the first Test against India starting on 9 July.
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Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 10:56

Internet service providers from several countries are taking the UK intelligence agency to task over alleged illegal network intrusion.
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