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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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'Friendship message' from SNP to UK

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 1:05

Nicola Sturgeon is expected to send a message of "friendship and solidarity" to the rest of the UK during her speech to the SNP conference.
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From Liverpool to Bollywood

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 0:11
related countries: India India

British teenager who became an unlikely Indian movie star
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England 4-0 Lithuania

Friday, March 27th 2015, 21:56
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania

Harry Kane scores on his international debut as England beat Lithuania 4-0 for their fifth Euro 2016 qualifying win.
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Northampton Saints 52-30 Wasps

Friday, March 27th 2015, 21:47

Northampton beat 14-man Wasps but their victory is soured by a worrying head injury suffered by Wales winger George North.
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Banned girls from Syria trio's school

Friday, March 27th 2015, 21:29
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

Four girls barred from travelling abroad attend the same east London school as three teenagers feared to already be in Syria, it is revealed.
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Italy court to rule on Kercher death

Friday, March 27th 2015, 20:08
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy's top court is to rule whether to uphold the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the 2007 murder of UK student Meredith Kercher.
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Wales players 'used to pressure'

Friday, March 27th 2015, 17:07
related countries: Israel Israel

Wales boss Chris Coleman says his players' experience of large crowds will help them cope against Israel on Saturday.
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British medic declared free of Ebola

Friday, March 27th 2015, 16:20

A UK military medic has been discharged from hospital in London after being declared free of Ebola. Cpl Anna Cross was the first person in the world to be given the experimental drug MIL 77.
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Sex abuse 'cover-up' inquiry extended

Friday, March 27th 2015, 14:55

Three new investigations into alleged corruption by the Metropolitan Police over claims of child abuse are to be managed by the police watchdog.
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Pietersen could 'tear apart' England

Friday, March 27th 2015, 13:42
related countries: Australia Australia

Bringing back Kevin Pietersen could "tear apart the fabric" of the England team, says former Australia coach John Buchanan.
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Safari users win right to sue

Friday, March 27th 2015, 11:25

Google loses Court of Appeal bid to stop consumers having right to sue in UK over alleged misuse of privacy settings.
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Criminals to pay new court charge

Friday, March 27th 2015, 10:17

Convicted criminals in England and Wales will have to pay up to £1,200 towards the cost of their court case under new rules, it is revealed.
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VIDEO: Eels journey from Bermuda and back

Friday, March 27th 2015, 9:27
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Millions of eels have been arriving in the south-west of England having travelled thousands of miles from the Sargasso Sea near Bermuda.
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Folk guitarist John Renbourn dies

Friday, March 27th 2015, 9:16

Influential folk guitarist John Renbourn dies in his home in the Scottish Borders at the age of 70.
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Rooney wary of building up Kane

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 23:10

Captain Wayne Rooney warns against putting too much pressure on striker Harry Kane ahead of what could be his England debut.
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Airlines change cockpit procedures

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 22:44

Airlines across the world have begun requiring two crew members to always be present in the cockpit, in the wake of the French Alps crash.
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Court allows Charles letters release

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 15:39
related places: Charles

The Supreme Court says letters by Prince Charles to government departments can be published, after a campaign by the Guardian newspaper.
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MPs warn on growth of UK jihadists

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 15:31
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

Not enough is being done to prevent people leaving the UK to join Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, a group of MPs warns.
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Breaking Bad to get full UK TV run

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 14:09
related countries: United States United States

Cult US drama Breaking Bad is to be broadcast in full on UK terrestrial television for the first time.
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Student cleared of terror attack plan

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 12:35
related places: Law, London

Law student Erol Incedal is cleared at the Old Bailey of charge of planning terror attack.
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UK retail sales up 0.7% in February

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 10:35

UK retail sales grow more strongly than expected, up 0.7% in February from the previous month, helped by the recovery in the housing market.
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UK to train 'moderate Syria forces'

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 10:14
related countries: Syria Syria

Britain to provide military training to "Syrian moderate opposition forces", Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says
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'Unhealthiest High Streets' revealed

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 2:55
related places: Preston

Preston tops a league table of the UK's "unhealthiest High Streets" according to the Royal Society for Public Health.
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HMRC 'failing to check tax reliefs'

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 0:12

The UK's tax authority has been accused by MPs of failing to properly monitor the system of tax reliefs.
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FA plans contract talks with Hodgson

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 22:30

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke plans contract talks with England boss Roy Hodgson within the next year.
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Major 'skunk' cannabis seizure in NI

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 21:58

Fifteen people are arrested as part of an international investigation into the supply of 'skunk' cannabis into Northern Ireland.
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Scotland 1-0 Northern Ireland

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 21:49

Christophe Berra scores late winning goal for patient Scotland against a game and well-organised Northern Ireland side.
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Alps air crash 'killed three Britons'

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 21:15

At least three Britons died in the Alps air crash that killed 150 people, UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.
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Rose withdraws from England squad

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 20:45
related countries: Italy Italy, Lithuania Lithuania
related places: Tottenham

Tottenham defender Danny Rose pulls out of the England squad to face Lithuania and Italy due to injury.
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Charles Taylor to stay in UK jail

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 18:40
related countries: Liberia Liberia, Rwanda Rwanda

Former Liberian President Charles Taylor is ordered to serve the rest of his jail term in the UK, after losing a request to be transferred to Rwanda.
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Cameron apology over infected blood

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 17:27

Prime Minister David Cameron apologises on behalf of the British government to victims of the contaminated blood scandal.
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Ruling on Kercher murder delayed

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 15:07
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy's top court delays a decision on whether to uphold the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of UK student Meredith Kercher.
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Pietersen completes Surrey deal

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 13:56

Kevin Pietersen rejoins Surrey for the 2015 season as he steps up his bid to earn an England recall.
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'No convincing case' for £50bn HS2

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 8:10
related places: London

The UK government has not shown why it needs to spend £50bn building the HS2 rail link between London and the North, says a House of Lords committee.
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Britons 'likely' on board Alps plane

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 5:26
related countries: France France

It is "sadly likely" there were some British nationals on board the plane that crashed in the French Alps, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.
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More women join FTSE 100 boards

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 0:12

Britain's biggest companies have doubled the number of female directors, but some smaller firms still have all-male boards.
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England performance 'unacceptable'

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 16:53

RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie says a fourth consecutive second place for England in the Six Nations "is not acceptable".
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UK inflation rate falls to zero

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 16:23

The UK's inflation rate fell to 0% in February, the lowest since records began, official figures show.
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UK to boost Falklands defences

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 14:11
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon sets out plans to "modernise" Britain's defences of the Falkland Islands.
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Welsh FA upset over Gill nomination

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 9:37

FAW president Trefor Lloyd Hughes accuses England of not keeping to an agreement on who should have the next British Fifa vice-presidency.
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Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 9:06

Tesco is facing potential legal action from UK institutional shareholders following its accounting scandal.
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US warns UK banks over crisis plans

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 8:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bank

Bank regulators in the United States have criticised two UK banks for failing to make adequate provisions in the event of their collapse.
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Libya 'security threat' to UK say MPs

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 5:35

Libya's collapse since the overthrow of Colonel Gaddafi has turned it into a potential security threat to the UK, the Foreign Affairs Committee says.
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Devolution plans 'rushed through'

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 2:25

UK government proposals for further devolution for Scotland were rushed through with insufficient consultation, a parliamentary report warns.
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Ex-tax chief 'surprised' over HSBC

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 1:21
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Former senior tax official Dave Hartnett expresses "surprise" that just one person was prosecuted in the UK over alleged tax evasion by clients of HSBC's Swiss arm.
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Injured Sturridge out for England

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 22:35
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania

Striker Daniel Sturridge will miss England's Euro 2016 qualifier with Lithuania on Friday with a hip injury.
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UK 'risks economic blow' outside EU

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 16:57

Leaving the EU could cost the UK economy 2.2% of total output (GDP) by 2030, a study by the think-tank Open Europe says.
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UK will not tolerate extremists - May

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 16:39

Islamist extremists in the UK will be subject to disruptive measures such as banning orders and closures of premises, Home Secretary Theresa May says.
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Neil Fox charged with sex assaults

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 16:00

British DJ Neil Fox has been charged with nine sex offences involving six people, of whom three were children, Scotland Yard says.
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RBS to cut stake in US bank Citizens

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 15:49
related countries: United States United States

The Royal Bank of Scotland is selling more of its stake in the US bank Citizens as it continues to focus on the UK market.
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Injured Lallana out of England squad

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 12:28
related countries: Italy Italy, Lithuania Lithuania
related places: Liverpool

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana withdraws from the England squad to face Lithuania and Italy with a groin injury.
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Security guards 'working illegally'

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 6:02

Fraud in the licensing of security guards potentially working in some of the UK's most sensitive sites is exposed by a BBC investigation.
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Warning of UK mosquito disease threat

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 3:16

Mosquitoes could bring diseases such as dengue fever and West Nile virus to the UK within the next few decades, disease experts are warning.
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VIDEO: How jets land on US anti-IS warship

Sunday, March 22nd 2015, 23:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

One of America's largest and most technically advanced aircraft carriers - the USS Theodore Roosevelt - has just docked in Britain.
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VIDEO: UK medics feared to be in Syria

Sunday, March 22nd 2015, 22:42
related countries: Syria Syria

At least nine British medical students and doctors are feared to have travelled to Syria to work in areas controlled by Islamic State.
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Fears UK medics crossed into Syria

Sunday, March 22nd 2015, 17:27
related countries: Syria Syria

Nine British medical students and doctors are feared to have travelled to Syria to work in areas controlled by Islamic State militants.
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Irish win Women's Six Nations title

Sunday, March 22nd 2015, 14:50
related countries: France France, Ireland Ireland

Ireland crush Scotland 73-3 to secure the Women's Six Nations Championship on points difference from France.
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Cook fails on first-class return

Sunday, March 22nd 2015, 11:21
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Abu Dhabi

England Test captain Alastair Cook is dismissed for just three playing for the MCC against Yorkshire in Abu Dhabi.
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Neighbours songwriter Trent dies

Sunday, March 22nd 2015, 7:58
related places: Trent

British singer-songwriter Jackie Trent, known for penning the theme to TV soap Neighbours, and hits by Petula Clark and Frank Sinatra has died aged 74.
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No bad deal with Iran, powers vow

Saturday, March 21st 2015, 22:33
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: London

Western powers meeting in London promise they will not accept a "bad deal" with Iran on its nuclear activity, as deadlines for agreement loom.
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Briton 'dies in Thailand shooting'

Saturday, March 21st 2015, 19:51
related countries: Thailand Thailand

The Foreign Office is investigating reports that a British man has died at a shooting range in southern Thailand.
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Irish win Six Nations after epic day

Saturday, March 21st 2015, 19:04
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Ireland retain the Six Nations title after an extraordinary final day ends with England falling six points short of glory.
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Wales beat Italy but lose title race

Saturday, March 21st 2015, 19:00
related countries: Italy Italy

Wales thump Italy 61-20, but Ireland's 40-10 victory in Scotland means they lift the Six Nations trophy, despite England's nail-biting performance at Twickenham.
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Scotland 10-40 Ireland

Saturday, March 21st 2015, 16:43
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Defending champions Ireland move into pole position in the Six Nations title race with a record win in Scotland.
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VIDEO: Diary of a Prince super-fan

Saturday, March 21st 2015, 0:00

From London to Minneapolis to probe one of Prince's secrets
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Comic Mel Brooks gets BFI honour

Friday, March 20th 2015, 21:30

Comedy legend Mel Brooks says he is "deeply honoured" to receive an outstanding achievement award from the British Film Institute.
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BA told of pilot's abuse, say victims

Friday, March 20th 2015, 17:07
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Uganda Uganda

New evidence indicating British Airways could have done more to prevent one of its pilots abusing children in Kenya and Uganda is uncovered by a BBC investigation.
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Soldier beheading plan teen jailed

Friday, March 20th 2015, 15:33

A teenager found guilty of planning to behead a British soldier is jailed for 22 years by a judge at the Old Bailey.
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Glee star to appear in McQueen play

Friday, March 20th 2015, 13:34

Glee star Dianna Agron is to make her British stage debut in a new play about fashion designer Alexander McQueen.
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Court to rule on Charles letters

Friday, March 20th 2015, 11:20
related places: Charles

UK Supreme Court to rule next week on whether Prince Charles' letters to government should be made public
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'Breathtaking' solar eclipse unfolds

Friday, March 20th 2015, 10:13

Millions of people in the UK and northern Europe have glimpsed the best solar eclipse in years, with large areas plunging into deep shadow.
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Sex crime suspects 'need anonymity'

Friday, March 20th 2015, 9:54

The names of sex offence suspects in England and Wales should not be made public unless they are charged, a cross-party group of MPs says.
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Multi-billion pound plans for rail

Friday, March 20th 2015, 9:14

Plans to overhaul transport across the North of England, including multi-billion pound rail schemes, are being laid out by the government later.
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Pietersen motivated by Ashes return

Friday, March 20th 2015, 7:00

Kevin Pietersen wants a face-to-face meeting with new ECB chairman Colin Graves as he targets an Ashes comeback.
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Illegal migrants smuggled out of UK

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 19:59
related places: Dover

Illegal immigrants are being smuggled out of the UK via Dover to evade deportation then smuggled back, a BBC investigation has found.
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Briton killed in Tunis attack named

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 16:57
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia
related places: Tunis

A British woman who was among 23 people killed in shootings at a museum in Tunis on Wednesday is named as Sally Adey.
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British military trainers in Ukraine

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 14:26
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

British military personnel have started training members of the Ukrainian army engaged in fighting against pro-Russian rebels, the BBC learns.
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Kane earns first England call-up

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

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

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 12:48

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 2:28

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

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 1:50

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

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

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visit monuments to Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr on the first day of a visit to the US.
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