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UK inflation rate hits 2% target

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 11:58

The UK's inflation rate fell to the Bank of England's target of 2% last month for the first time since November 2009, helped by a slowdown in the increase of fruit prices.
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England win but Cook fails again

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 10:36
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Cook

England beat a Prime Minister's XI for a first win in Australia for two months, but Alastair Cook again fails with the bat.
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Regulator shakes up cement market

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 10:09

The UK's cement market is set to see greater competition following changes ordered by the Competition Commission.
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WW1 soldier diaries published online

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 9:38

Diaries from British soldiers describing life on the frontline during World War One are being published online by the National Archives.
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Sharp rise in A&E locum doctor spend

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 9:14

Spending on locum doctors to plug the gaps in A&E units in England has risen by 60% in three years, figures obtained by Labour show.
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Child shock guidelines 'are deadly'

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 1:40

Thousands of children could be dying each year because the World Health Organization has not updated guidelines for treating children entering shock, warn UK researchers.
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US-UK 'may rethink Syria support'

Monday, January 13th 2014, 22:55
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Britain and the US have warned they will rethink support for Syria's opposition if it fails to join peace talks, a Syrian source says.
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Duke to promote UK in Bahrain visit

Monday, January 13th 2014, 22:47
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain
related places: York

The Duke of York is due to start an official visit to the Middle Eastern state of Bahrain to promote the UK.
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UK ship to join Syria weapons convoy

Monday, January 13th 2014, 17:23
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Norway Norway, Syria Syria

British warship HMS Montrose is to join a convoy transporting chemical weapons from Syria, Foreign Secretary William Hague says.
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Abuse inquiry 'gives victims voice'

Monday, January 13th 2014, 15:15

Victims have waited years to tell their stories to the biggest public inquiry into child abuse ever held in the UK, its senior counsel says.
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Monday, January 13th 2014, 12:19

The UK is to opt out of planned European Commission rules on so-called "legal highs", with ministers claiming they would "fetter" efforts to ban drugs.
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Amec offers £1.9bn for Swiss firm

Monday, January 13th 2014, 10:17
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

UK engineer Amec provisionally agrees a £1.9bn takeover of Swiss rival Foster Wheeler in a deal which it says offers "a compelling proposition".
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American Hustle hat-trick at Globes

Monday, January 13th 2014, 9:16

Crime caper American Hustle wins three awards at the Golden Globes in Los Angeles, where 12 Years a Slave is named best film drama.
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BBFC announces new horror guidelines

Monday, January 13th 2014, 8:14

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) is to more closely scrutinise the impact of horror movies under new guidelines for certifying films.
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Robson & Watson beaten in first round

Monday, January 13th 2014, 5:27
related countries: Aruba Aruba

British pair Laura Robson and Heather Watson are both knocked out on the opening day of the Australian Open.
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Belgrade's love for 1980s Brit bands

Monday, January 13th 2014, 1:55
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

The Serbian capital's love affair with 1980s British bands
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Treasury to make Scots debt pledge

Monday, January 13th 2014, 1:10

The UK Treasury is to say it will honour all UK government debt issued up to the date of the referendum on Scottish independence.
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Pharrell reclaims UK chart crown

Sunday, January 12th 2014, 19:21

Pharrell Williams regains pole position in the UK single charts, while Ellie Goulding hangs on to her hard-earned number one album.
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Nichols 'moved' by Cardinal role

Sunday, January 12th 2014, 16:19

The most senior Catholic in England and Wales, Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols, says he is "deeply moved" to be created a Cardinal by Pope Francis.
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Four feared dead in German air crash

Sunday, January 12th 2014, 15:40
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Trier

A light plane flying from England crashes near the western German city of Trier, with all four of its German occupants feared dead.
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Hague rejects Iraq 'abuse' complaint

Sunday, January 12th 2014, 14:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Foreign Secretary William Hague rejects a complaint accusing British forces of abusing detainees in Iraq between 2003-2008.
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Cook queries Warner recall decision

Sunday, January 12th 2014, 14:19
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Melbourne

England captain Alastair Cook disagrees with the decision to recall Australia's David Warner to the crease in Melbourne.
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Australia thrash England in first ODI

Sunday, January 12th 2014, 12:11
related countries: Australia Australia

Aaron Finch hits a superb 121 as Australia beat England by six wickets in the first one-day international at the MCG.
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UK 'working on benefit restrictions'

Sunday, January 12th 2014, 11:15

The UK is working with other European governments to try to restrict benefits migrants can claim when they move from one EU country to another, the work and pensions secretary says.
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Britons 'more optimistic' on economy

Sunday, January 12th 2014, 3:39

The number of British people who are optimistic about the economy has trebled since 2012, a survey suggests.
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Keeping tuition fees 'breaks EU law'

Sunday, January 12th 2014, 3:00

Charging tuition fees to students from the rest of the UK in an independent Scotland could break European law, pro-union academics claim.
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A new start for Mongolian football?

Sunday, January 12th 2014, 1:04
related countries: Mongolia Mongolia

The British coach starting a new football team in Mongolia
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Alt-J's Gwil quits the band

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 15:59

British quartet Alt-J have confirmed that band member Gwil has quit the group.
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Total 'to invest in UK shale gas'

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 15:33
related countries: France France

French oil and gas company Total is to invest in the UK's shale gas industry, it is to be announced on Monday.
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Licence plan 'threatens' teachers

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 14:54

Labour's plans to license teachers will be seen as a "threat, not an opportunity", one of the UK's biggest teaching unions warns.
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Army recruitment a 'big challenge'

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 11:57

The defence secretary says Army recruitment is a "big challenge", as the Army launches a £3m campaign to boost regular and reserve forces.
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Australia fight back against England

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 11:45
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Perth

England slump to 18-3 after Australia's strong fightback on the second day of the Women's Ashes Test in Perth.
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Cook not drawn on Pietersen future

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 10:37

England captain Alastair Cook refuses to be drawn on the future of batsman Kevin Pietersen.
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Labour plan for 'teacher licences'

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 9:59

Teachers in England's state schools would need to be licensed every few years if Labour returned to power, the BBC's Nick Robinson is told.
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10 things we didn't know last week

Friday, January 10th 2014, 17:48
related places: Beer

Beer is the issue that brings most UK MPs together, and other nuggets
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Woman and two children found dead

Friday, January 10th 2014, 15:49
related places: London

A woman and two children are found dead in a house in north-west London, prompting a murder investigation.
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Met PC admits 'plebgate' misconduct

Friday, January 10th 2014, 14:14
related places: London

A Metropolitan Police officer admits misconduct in public office over the "plebgate" affair and will offer to resign from the force.
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Heathrow calls price cap 'draconian'

Friday, January 10th 2014, 12:57
related places: Heathrow

Heathrow accuses the UK's aviation regulator of draconian action, after it capped the amount it is allowed to charge its airlines.
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England fight back in Ashes opener

Friday, January 10th 2014, 11:27
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Perth

Arran Brindle and Anya Shrubsole lead the England fightback on the opening day of the Women's Ashes Test against Australia.
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Arrests in Dubai over missing Briton

Friday, January 10th 2014, 10:19
related countries: Iran Iran

Three men are arrested in Dubai over the disappearance of a British businessman of Iranian origin feared to have been abducted and murdered.
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Defoe to join Toronto from Tottenham

Friday, January 10th 2014, 10:13
related places: Tottenham

Tottenham and England striker Jermain Defoe will join Major League Soccer side Toronto FC for £6m at the end of February.
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Broad rested for first two ODIs

Friday, January 10th 2014, 10:08
related countries: Australia Australia

Pace bowler Stuart Broad is rested for England's opening two one-day internationals against Australia.
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Lords to debate EU referendum bill

Friday, January 10th 2014, 8:38

The House of Lords will debate a bill later that would allow a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU in 2017.
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Cineworld buys Poland-based rival

Friday, January 10th 2014, 8:07
related countries: Israel Israel, Poland Poland

Cineworld, the UK's largest cinema operator, is buying about 100 multiplexes in eastern Europe and Israel owned by CCI in a deal worth about £500m.
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VIDEO: Indian tribe protects land

Friday, January 10th 2014, 2:40
related countries: India India

A small tribe in eastern India has managed to prevent a British-Indian mining giant from exploiting the aluminium ore rich hills in which they live.
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Onions eyes recall after Ashes 'hurt'

Friday, January 10th 2014, 0:15
related places: Durham

Durham seamer Graham Onions is determined to return to the England team and says missing the Ashes "hurt like mad".
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England line up Peru friendly match

Friday, January 10th 2014, 0:05
related countries: Peru Peru
related places: Wembley

England are set to announce that they will play Peru at Wembley in their final home World Cup warm-up match.
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VIDEO: UK troops' last year in Afghanistan

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 18:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

UK and US troops are in their final year in Afghanistan and are due to leave by the end of December.
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Thursday, January 9th 2014, 18:26

The recent storms that have brought heavy rain and floods to much of the UK cannot definitely be linked to climate change, says the Met Office.
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Ford replaces Flood in England squad

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 17:41
related places: Bath

Bath fly-half George Ford replaces Toby Flood in England's elite squad and 11 more players are called up for Six Nations training.
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UK and Nigeria sign prisoners deal

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 17:07
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The UK and Nigeria sign an agreement to allow the transfer of prisoners between the two countries, which is expected to start later this year.
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Nurses 'crying' over A&E problems

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 16:21

A porter at Northern Ireland's biggest A&E unit says he is "fed up watching our nurses cry" after a backlog of patients led to a 'major incident' being declared.
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England let standards slip - Prior

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 12:10

Matt Prior believes England lost the Ashes because they neglected the "little things" and let their standards slip.
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American Hustle tops UK film chart

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 11:16
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United States United States
related places: Heist

Heist movie American Hustle makes number one at the UK and Ireland box office.
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Johnson rested for first one-day game

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 8:33
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson will be rested for the first one-day international against England on Sunday.
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Duggan shooting prompts camera move

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 8:06
related places: London

The Met Police Commissioner says firearms officers will wear video cameras following the death of Mark Duggan, as he prepares to meet community leaders in north London.
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Flood risk remains as weather calms

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 3:24

The last of many weather warnings issued by the Met Office since before Christmas is set to expire - but flood waters could still rise in some areas.
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US helicopter crashes off Virginia

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 2:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Virginia, Norfolk

Two of four crew members rescued after a US helicopter crashed off Virginia have died, officials say, while a fifth is still missing.
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Duggan killing lawful, says jury

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 22:11

Mark Duggan's family say they will fight for justice after an inquest jury concluded by a majority of 8 to 2 that he was lawfully killed by police.
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Broad and Prior rescue man from bridge

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 11:43
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

Matt Prior and England team-mate Stuart Broad help rescue a man preparing to jump off a bridge in Sydney, Australia.
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Gravity leads Bafta nominations

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 10:11

Space drama Gravity leads the way at this year's Baftas, scoring 11 nominations including best film and best British film.
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Flower denies ultimatum reports

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 6:58

England coach Andy Flower denies reports he has issued an ultimatum that he will leave if batsman Kevin Pietersen stays.
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Rain brings fresh flooding fears

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 6:48

Parts of Britain are at risk of more flooding, as the Met Office forecasts more heavy rain in the coming days.
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VIDEO: Venezuelan ex-beauty queen murdered

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 6:27
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Former Venezuelan beauty queen Monica Spear, 29, and her British husband Thomas Berry, 39, have been shot dead in their car in Venezuela.
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Many child sex attackers not jailed

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 4:53

About 50% of criminals convicted of sex offences, violence and burglaries in England and Wales in 2012 were not sent to prison, new figures reveal.
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Mayor approves nightclub tower plan

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 18:21
related places: London

Plans to build a block of flats near to a central London nightclub are approved by the mayor Boris Johnson.
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Iraq bodies decision 'unfortunate'

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 17:10
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A decision to take Iraqi insurgents' bodies back to a British base after a firefight had "unfortunate" unforeseen consequences, the Al-Sweady Public Inquiry hears.
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British Museum buys Picasso linocuts

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 16:41

Two sets of unique Pablo Picasso linocuts, called Still Life under the Lamp and Jacqueline Reading, are acquired by the British Museum.
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VIDEO: Steve McQueen on making 12 Years

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 7:16
related countries: United States United States

British director Steve McQueen explains why he was compelled to make a "global tale" out of the memoirs of Solomon Northup - a black musician sold into slavery in the US in 1841.
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In pictures: Australia's Ashes party

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 6:59
related countries: Australia Australia

Thousands of fans flock to the Sydney Opera House to celebrate Australia's 5-0 Ashes triumph over England last week.
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A&Es see some people 50 times a year

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 2:09

Some patients are going to A&E units in the UK more than 50 times a year, a BBC investigation into the issue of repeat visits shows.
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Giant waves hit amid new flood fears

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 0:09

Huge waves batter southern and western coasts of the UK, as forecasters warn coastal areas could see more flooding.
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Walcott World Cup absence 'a nightmare'

Monday, January 6th 2014, 23:24

England's Theo Walcott may never "truly get over" missing out on the World Cup, says former Three Lions striker Ian Wright.
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Injured Walcott out of World Cup

Monday, January 6th 2014, 19:34

Arsenal and England forward Theo Walcott will miss the World Cup after being ruled out for at least six months with a knee injury.
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Regulators to investigate Co-op Bank

Monday, January 6th 2014, 16:18

Financial regulators begin a formal investigation into the troubled Co-operative Bank and its former senior executives.
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Injured Robson out of Hobart event

Monday, January 6th 2014, 9:58
related countries: Aruba Aruba

British number one Laura Robson pulls out with her Australian Open warm-up event in Hobart with a wrist injury.
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Kesha in rehab for eating disorder

Monday, January 6th 2014, 9:46
related countries: United States United States

The singer, who is currently number one in the UK singles chart, confirms she is seeking treatment in the US.
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Flower 'clear' about staying in charge

Monday, January 6th 2014, 7:59
related countries: Australia Australia

Coach Andy Flower says he "can't be any clearer" about his desire to carry on despite England's 5-0 Ashes thrashing.
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Warnings bring coastal flood fears

Monday, January 6th 2014, 2:12

Dozens of flood warnings remain in place, prompting fears of fresh flooding, while forecasters warn of high winds and large waves on Monday.
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VIDEO: China air zone 'purely for defence'

Monday, January 6th 2014, 1:05
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

China's ambassador to the UK has told the BBC that the air-control zone, which Beijing set up over disputed islands in the East China Sea, is "purely for defence".
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End of an era for England - Flower

Sunday, January 5th 2014, 11:06
related countries: Australia Australia

Coach Andy Flower says "change of some description" must follow England's Ashes series whitewash in Australia.
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England 'did not throw in the towel'

Sunday, January 5th 2014, 8:21
related countries: Australia Australia

England captain Alastair Cook says his side fought to the end in a chastening 5-0 Ashes whitewash in Australia.
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Australia complete Ashes whitewash

Sunday, January 5th 2014, 5:40
related countries: Australia Australia

England collapse in dismal fashion once again as Australia win the final Ashes Test by 281 runs and the series 5-0.
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Briton shot dead in Libya named

Saturday, January 4th 2014, 19:54
related countries: Libya Libya

A British man who was shot dead in Libya is named by the UK Foreign Office as energy worker Mark De Salis, who had been working in Tripoli for six years.
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UK braced for more stormy weather

Saturday, January 4th 2014, 15:07

Further stormy weather is expected in many parts of the UK over the weekend, as coastal communities already hit by flooding assess the damage.
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Australia pile agony on England

Saturday, January 4th 2014, 7:14
related countries: Australia Australia

England stagger to 23-5 and then 155 all out before Australia build an intimidating lead of 311 in the final Ashes Test.
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Mental health staff to help police

Saturday, January 4th 2014, 1:47

Mental health nurses are to be based in police stations and courts in 10 areas of England as part of a pilot scheme aimed at cutting reoffending.
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Del Boy and Rodney to return to BBC

Saturday, January 4th 2014, 0:22

Dodgy dealers Del Boy and Rodney Trotter are to return to British TV screens for the first time in more than 10 years for a Sport Relief sketch.
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Flooding continues to threaten UK

Saturday, January 4th 2014, 0:00

High tides and strong winds lead to flooding in Wales and south-west England as officials warn of a continuing flood threat across the west of the UK.
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UK calls for Libya 'murder' probe

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 21:39
related countries: Libya Libya, New Zealand New Zealand

The UK government calls on Libyan authorities to conduct an investigation into the "murder" of a British man and New Zealand woman found dead on a beach in western Libya.
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British man found dead in Libya

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 19:07
related countries: Libya Libya

A British man and New Zealand woman are found dead on a beach in western Libya after both being shot.
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Haddin has England stumped - Stokes

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 11:59

England's Ben Stokes says they are at a loss as to how to stop Brad Haddin scoring runs during the fifth Ashes Test.
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House prices 'rose by 8.4% in 2013'

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 7:00

UK house prices rose by 8.4% in 2013 as the economy started to gain momentum, according to the Nationwide Building Society.
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Rates 'to stay at 0.5% this year'

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 0:14

UK interest rates are unlikely to rise this year, according to a snapshot of views of top economists from the BBC.
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Developing world obesity quadruples

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 0:04

The number of overweight and obese adults in the developing world has quadrupled to almost one billion since 1980, a UK think tank says.
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'Exceptional weather' to hit UK

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 0:00

A period of "exceptional weather" is set to hit the UK, the environment secretary says, as severe flood warnings are issued for south-west England, Gloucestershire and Wales.
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PM backs 'life means life' sentences

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 16:09
related countries: United States United States

David Cameron says "life should mean life", as the government considers US-style sentences totalling hundreds of years for serious offenders.
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Davies to miss most of Six Nations

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 13:52
related places: March

Centre Jonathan Davies will not return to action until early March, ruling him out of the most of Wales' Six Nations campaign.
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Hobbit and Frozen see off Bieber

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 11:00
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Cinema audiences in the UK and Ireland spent the last weekend of 2013 watching the latest Hobbit film and Disney animation - but not pop star Justin Bieber's new documentary.
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UK manufacturing recovery 'on track'

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 11:00

The UK's manufacturing sector continued to see strong growth in December, according to a closely watched survey.
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