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Carberry & Bresnan back for England

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 13:36
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Michael Carberry and Tim Bresnan return to the England squads for the Twenty20 and one-day series against Sri Lanka.
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Flintoff in talks over T20 comeback

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 12:58

Former England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff is in discussions with Lancashire over a comeback in this season's Twenty20 Blast.
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Heathrow and Gatwick unveil plans

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 8:44
related places: Gatwick, Heathrow

Heathrow and Gatwick airports both unveil revised expansion plans as they attempt to secure permission to build the UK's next runway.
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Will Poles influence UK elections?

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 2:00

What impact will Poles who live in the UK have on election day?
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Tougher penalties for dog attacks

Monday, May 12th 2014, 23:14

Dog owners in England and Wales who allow their pets to attack people face longer prison sentences under new laws that have come into force.
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Labour ward 'not for regular births'

Monday, May 12th 2014, 23:08

Women having a straightforward pregnancy "should be encouraged to give birth in a midwife-led unit", official advice for England and Wales says.
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RBS US arm Citizens in share sale

Monday, May 12th 2014, 22:50
related countries: United States United States

The Royal Bank of Scotland announces plans for a public share sale of part of its US subsidiary, Citizens, later this year.
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Monday, May 12th 2014, 21:38
related countries: United States United States

US firm Pfizer says commitments to preserve UK science jobs - if it wins a $106bn (£63bn) takeover of AstraZeneca - are legally binding.
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Barkley in England World Cup squad

Monday, May 12th 2014, 14:24

Midfielder Ross Barkley is included in England's World Cup squad as Roy Hodgson selects a youthful 23-man party for Brazil.
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Ex-Barclays chiefs face questioning

Monday, May 12th 2014, 11:57

Bob Diamond is among several former Barclays executives due to be questioned under caution by the UK's Serious Fraud Office.
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Martin and Forsyth in Scotland squad

Monday, May 12th 2014, 10:46
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Derby County duo Chris Martin and Craig Forsyth receive their first Scotland call-ups for the friendly against Nigeria.
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UK mental health cost of Afghan war

Monday, May 12th 2014, 10:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

There has been a "significant increase" in the number of Afghanistan veterans seeking mental health treatment, charity Combat Stress says.
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Bosses see rate rise in early 2015

Monday, May 12th 2014, 6:33

UK interest rates will rise to 0.75% from 0.5% in the first three months of 2015 as growth picks up, according to a prediction from the CBI.
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Reliance and BP in India arbitration

Monday, May 12th 2014, 3:46
related countries: Canada Canada, India India

India's Reliance Industries, UK oil giant BP and Canada's Niko file an arbitration notice against the Indian government over gas prices.
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Blue plaque honour for Tony Hancock

Monday, May 12th 2014, 2:39
related places: London

Radio and TV comedy star Tony Hancock is commemorated with a blue plaque outside his London home on what would have been his 90th birthday.
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Inmarsat offers free airline tracking

Monday, May 12th 2014, 0:49
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

UK satellite operator Inmarsat is to offer a free, basic tracking service to all the world's passenger airliners, following the loss of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
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Cole quits international football

Sunday, May 11th 2014, 22:52
related places: Chelsea

Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole retires from international football after being left out of England's World Cup squad.
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PM backs missing Nigeria girls effort

Sunday, May 11th 2014, 15:30
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Prime Minister David Cameron joins the "Bring Back Our Girls" campaign as he promises Britain will do what it can to help find the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls.
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Coalition row over school funding

Sunday, May 11th 2014, 15:22

A row breaks out in the coalition over school places funding in England, with allies of the deputy prime minister accusing the education secretary of "lunacy".
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Billionaire list 'tops 100' in UK

Sunday, May 11th 2014, 14:40

The Sunday Times Rich List shows the UK now has more billionaires than ever before - with a combined wealth of more than £301bn.
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Aberdeen 0-1 Motherwell

Sunday, May 11th 2014, 13:27
related places: Aberdeen, Motherwell

A dramatic late winner from Motherwell clinches second place in the Scottish Premiership under the noses of Aberdeen.
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Cameron 'bullish' about EU talks

Sunday, May 11th 2014, 10:40

Prime Minister David Cameron says he is "upbeat, bullish and optimistic" he will succeed in renegotiating the UK's relationship with the European Union.
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Queen's Baton back in British Isles

Saturday, May 10th 2014, 23:01
related countries: Jersey Jersey

The Commonwealth Games baton returns to the British Isles later when it arrives in Jersey for a two-day relay around the island.
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VIDEO: British troops leave Helmand outpost

Saturday, May 10th 2014, 21:23

British troops have pulled out of their last outpost in Helmand.
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UK troops leave last Helmand outpost

Saturday, May 10th 2014, 21:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

British forces pull out of their last forward base in Afghanistan
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'Hard-nosed' approach to Pfizer deal

Saturday, May 10th 2014, 14:29
related countries: United States United States

Chancellor George Osborne says he will take a "hard-nosed approach" to determine whether Pfizer's proposed £60bn takeover of UK firm AstraZeneca will deliver for UK jobs and science.
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Shard hotel rooms 'not so private'

Saturday, May 10th 2014, 14:17
related places: London

Guests at a luxury hotel in a central London landmark are being warned to close the blinds at night to avoid being seen from neighbouring rooms.
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Saturday, May 10th 2014, 10:00

Hospitals in England should be wary about having nurses care for more than eight patients each on wards during the day, draft NHS guidance suggests.
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RAF probe over 'dead Taliban' images

Saturday, May 10th 2014, 6:58

Photographs which appear to show at least one UK serviceman posing with a dead Taliban fighter are being treated extremely seriously, the RAF says.
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El Nino to undo England's World Cup?

Friday, May 9th 2014, 23:55
related countries: Brazil Brazil

England's bid for World Cup glory in Brazil this summer could be undone by a much-feared weather phenomenon.
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Cook says ODI conditions 'borderline'

Friday, May 9th 2014, 21:23

England captain Alastair Cook says conditions were "borderline" during their 39-run one-day victory over Scotland.
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England beat Scots in Moores' return

Friday, May 9th 2014, 19:38

England comfortably beat Scotland in a rain-reduced one-day international to give Peter Moores a winning return as head coach.
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RAF man 'posed with dead insurgent'

Friday, May 9th 2014, 18:54
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Photographs emerge which appear to show at least one British serviceman posing with the dead body of a Taliban fighter in Afghanistan.
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GDP 'close to pre-crisis level'

Friday, May 9th 2014, 14:58

The UK economy is close to regaining its pre-financial crisis size, according to research organisation NIESR.
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BA owner IAG sees losses narrow

Friday, May 9th 2014, 7:36
related countries: Spain Spain

British Airways owner IAG says its losses in the first quarter of the year narrowed, helped by an improved performance from its Spanish airline Iberia.
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'Pick Shaw for England ahead of Cole'

Friday, May 9th 2014, 7:15

Roy Hodgson should pick Luke Shaw over Ashley Cole in his World Cup squad, says former England left-back Graeme Le Saux.
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Barclays to cut 19,000 jobs

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 18:59

Barclays says it will cut 19,000 jobs by the end of 2016, including 7,000 from its troubled investment bank.
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EU's Barroso sees UK as special case

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 16:32

The head of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, says the EU should strive not to leave the UK isolated.
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Twelvetrees a doubt for England tour

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 14:10
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Gloucester

Gloucester's Billy Twelvetrees will be out for up to six weeks with an ankle injury and may miss England's tour of New Zealand.
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Bank keeps UK interest rates on hold

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 11:00

The Bank of England holds UK interest rates at 0.5% for another month, and keeps the size of its bond-buying programme unchanged at £375bn.
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RBS to cut number of branch managers

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 10:42

Royal Bank of Scotland confirms it is to cut about one in five of its branch managers in Scotland as part of a major shake-up.
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Brand accepts damages from Sun

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 10:40

UK comedian Russell Brand accepts libel damages over Sun on Sunday claims he cheated on girlfriend Jemima Khan.
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UK 'second best education in Europe'

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 10:40
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Global education rankings, which include higher education as well as international school tests, are headed by South Korea, with the UK in sixth place.
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British Gas: No price rise in 2014

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 8:51

British Gas owner Centrica says it expects to leave household energy prices unchanged for the rest of the year, despite a squeeze on profits.
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Lineker backs Stones for England

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 8:34

Everton's John Stones could be worth a gamble in England's World Cup squad, according to former skipper Gary Lineker.
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No Sky leader gives Swift Giro chance

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 8:04
related places: Belfast

Ben Swift is Britain's sole rider in the 2014 Giro d'Italia and will chase stage wins in the race that starts in Belfast on Friday.
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British hovercraft's Colombian role

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 5:20
related countries: Colombia Colombia

The role being played by UK-made combat hovercraft in Colombia
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Hooker Youngs to miss England tour

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 21:03
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England hooker Tom Youngs will not tour New Zealand in June in order to support his wife, who needs treatment for an illness.
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UK team to aid Nigeria girls effort

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 20:27
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Whitehall

The UK is to send a small team of experts to Nigeria to help efforts to find 200 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist militants.
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Fugitive 'Skull Cracker' in custody

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 16:07
related places: London

A fugitive armed robber nicknamed the "Skull Cracker", who absconded from an open prison, is arrested in east London.
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Man killed in level crossing crash

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 13:09

A 77-year-old man dies when his car is struck by a train at level crossing in North Yorkshire, British Transport Police say.
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Rescued Afghan vows to cross Channel

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 10:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A young Afghan man who was rescued from a makeshift raft off Calais vows he will try to cross the Channel again until he reaches England.
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New Tyrannosaur named 'Pinocchio'

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 9:02
related countries: China China

A new type of tyrannosaur with a very long nose has been discovered by scientists in Scotland and China.
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Sainsbury's reports rise in profits

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 8:47

UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's reports a 16.3% rise in annual pre-tax profit to £898m for the year to 15 March.
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Engineering group warns on skills

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 23:06

An engineering skills shortage is looming, according to a new report which warns of the impacts of many UK engineers retiring and fewer young people who are attracted to manufacturing.
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Helmer to fight Newark seat for UKIP

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 20:20

The UK Independence Party chooses MEP Roger Helmer to fight the Newark parliamentary by-election next month.
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Pfizer 'cannot use UK as tax haven'

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 16:39

Business Secretary Vince Cable tells MPs the government will not let Pfizer use the UK as a tax haven and promises to secure British science jobs.
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Marcos musical set for London stage

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 15:00
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: London

David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's musical about ex-Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos is to be staged at London's National Theatre, the show's director says.
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EU ruling hits UK over vehicle data

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 14:18

A UK opt-out is affected as the EU's top court annuls a law aimed at prosecuting bad drivers.
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Judy Murray pays tribute to Baltacha

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 10:39
related places: Wimbledon

Judy Murray, mother of Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, says former British number one Elena Baltacha was "an absolute gem".
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'Skull Cracker' sighted in London

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 8:44
related places: London

"Skull Cracker" armed robber Michael Wheatley, who absconded while allowed out of an open prison, has been seen in London say police.
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Cuts 'hit mental health patients'

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 0:09

A lack of mental health beds in England is forcing patients to travel hundreds of miles to receive treatment in other areas, figures show.
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Three-day Tube strike suspended

Monday, May 5th 2014, 20:09

A three-day strike by London Underground workers due to start on Monday evening is suspended, the RMT union says.
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Baltacha dies of liver cancer, aged 30

Monday, May 5th 2014, 16:44

Tributes are paid to Elena Baltacha after the former British number one dies of liver cancer at the age of 30.
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'No UK trade benefit' in being in EU

Monday, May 5th 2014, 15:55

Membership of the EU has not given the UK any "insider advantages" in trade with other European countries, a report by think tank Civitas says.
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Choir children taken ill on flight

Monday, May 5th 2014, 12:05
related places: Heathrow

Twelve children are taken to hospital after they became unwell on a flight to Heathrow, London Ambulance Service says.
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China bans British cheese imports

Monday, May 5th 2014, 11:17
related countries: China China

China temporarily bans imports of British cheese after the country's food inspectors complained about hygiene standards at a UK dairy.
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Last-ditch talks due on Tube strike

Monday, May 5th 2014, 3:47

London Underground and Rail, Maritime and Transport union representatives are to meet hours before a planned three-day strike by Tube workers.
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Timing of arrest wrong says Adams

Sunday, May 4th 2014, 22:25

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams criticises Northern Ireland police for arresting him over the 1972 murder of Jean McConville in the middle of an election campaign.
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Labour wants AstraZeneca deal probe

Sunday, May 4th 2014, 20:30
related countries: United States United States

Labour urges an inquiry into whether Pfizer's bid to take over AstraZeneca is in the UK's national interest.
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Sinn Féin 'blackmailing' NI police

Sunday, May 4th 2014, 14:53

Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson accuses Sinn Fein of a "thuggish attempt to blackmail the PSNI" over the arrest of Gerry Adams.
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Yates and Cavendish in Turkey double

Sunday, May 4th 2014, 13:35
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Cavendish

Adam Yates becomes the Tour of Turkey's first British winner as Mark Cavendish outsprints his rivals for a fourth stage win.
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Archbishop defends faith schools

Sunday, May 4th 2014, 2:31
related places: Canterbury

The Archbishop of Canterbury gives a robust defence of faith schools, saying they provide education for some of the poorest children in the UK.
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Crisp sales for Mackie's in Canada

Sunday, May 4th 2014, 0:41
related countries: Canada Canada

Scottish crisp producer Mackie's reports a six-fold increase in annual export sales to Canada.
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March to mark women priests landmark

Saturday, May 3rd 2014, 15:54
related places: London

A procession through London is held to celebrate the 20 years since the first women were ordained as priests in the Church of England.
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Saturday, May 3rd 2014, 15:18

A group of more than 20 UK music festivals including T in the Park and Lovebox have banned the sale of legal highs by traders at their events.
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Yates leads going into final day

Saturday, May 3rd 2014, 12:54
related countries: Turkey Turkey

British cyclist Adam Yates holds a one-second lead going into Sunday's final stage of the Tour of Turkey.
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UK winner scoops £73m lottery jackpot

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 22:38

A UK ticket-holder wins a £73m jackpot in the EuroMillions draw - the eighth biggest UK win - the National Lottery says.
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Google buys UK retail forecasting firm

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 20:25

Internet giant Google buys Rangespan, a UK start-up founded in 2011 that uses data science to help retailers determine which products to sell and when.
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Police given more time to quiz Adams

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 19:51

Police in Northern Ireland are given more time to question Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams in connection with the 1972 murder of Jean McConville.
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AstraZeneca rejects new Pfizer offer

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 13:57
related countries: United States United States

AstraZeneca rejects the new takeover offer from US drugs giant Pfizer, which had valued the UK firm at £63bn.
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Bank warns on housing 'correction'

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 9:49

The recent surge in UK house prices could end in a crash, the Bank of England deputy governor who oversees financial stability warns.
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Rooney injury not a World Cup worry

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 9:02

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney will miss the Premier League visit of Sunderland after picking up a fresh injury.
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RBS sees profits rise to £1.6bn

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 8:36

Royal Bank of Scotland says pre-tax profits for the first three months of the year rose to £1.6bn, but warns of a "tough year" ahead.
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Workers to tell children about jobs

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 23:55

A workers' army is being recruited to tell primary pupils in England how schoolwork relates to their future careers.
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Scotland 'likely to get 'A' rating'

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 19:03

Scotland would likely hold a lower credit rating than the rest of the UK immediately after independence, according to the ratings agency Moody's.
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Briscoe guilty of lying to police

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 17:50

Barrister Constance Briscoe is found guilty of lying to police probing former cabinet minister Chris Huhne's speeding points case.
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Anderson recalled to England squad

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 16:34

Pace bowler James Anderson returns to the England one-day squad for their first game of the summer against Scotland.
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Police quiz Adams on woman's murder

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 12:50

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams continues to be questioned by Northern Ireland police in connection with the 1972 murder of widow and mother-of-10 Jean McConville.
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McCanns tell of police "frustrations"

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 12:47
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Missing Madeleine McCann's parents tell the BBC they are frustrated there is no joint police inquiry seven years on from their child's disappearance.
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Viacom to buy Channel 5 for £450m

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 11:54
related countries: United States United States

US media group Viacom has agreed to buy the UK's Channel 5 for £450m, it has been announced.
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Indian mango ban comes into force

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 11:24
related countries: India India

A ban on mangoes, aubergines and types of squashes coming into the UK from India is imposed as part of Europe-wide action.
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Gooch leaves England coaching role

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 10:24

England batting coach Graham Gooch leaves his role with immediate effect, the England and Wales Cricket Board announces.
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Police 'don't record fifth of crime'

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 8:40

A fifth of crimes in England and Wales - including sexual offences and robbery - could be going unrecorded by police, according to a report.
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Delays to travel caused by IT fault

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 6:40

Passengers continue to face disruption at several UK airports and sea ports following an IT glitch which led to lengthy queues at immigration desks.
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Van Dyck portrait saved for UK

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 6:06

The National Portrait Gallery has successfully raised the £10m required to keep Sir Anthony Van Dyck's final self-portrait in the UK.
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Gerry Adams held over widow's murder

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 0:56

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams is arrested by Northern Ireland police in connection with the 1972 murder of widow and mother-of-10 Jean McConville.
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Actor Bob Hoskins dies aged 71

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 21:12

British actor Bob Hoskins, best known for films such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit and The Long Good Friday, dies of pneumonia at the age of 71.
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UK urges swift Syria chlorine probe

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 14:12
related countries: Syria Syria

The UK has called on the global chemical weapons watchdog to carry out "with urgency" its investigation into the alleged use of chlorine in Syria.
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Europe rejects UK financial tax case

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 9:29

Europe's top court rejects the UK's challenge to an EU financial transactions tax (FTT), which ministers have said will hurt British firms and savers.
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