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Murdered millionaire's ex arrested

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 16:40
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Costa

The former girlfriend of a British millionaire has been arrested over his murder on the Costa del Sol, Spanish authorities say.
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IMF: UK to lead G7 growth in 2014

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 14:56

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says the UK economy will grow by 2.9% in 2014, while global growth will be 3.6%.
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Cyclist Hoy signs up for Le Mans bid

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 14:20

Sir Chris Hoy signs a deal to race at this season's British GT Championship as he eyes the Le Mans 24-Hour race in 2016.
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Lee Rigby killer launches appeal

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 13:44

Michael Adebolajo, given a whole-life term for the killing of soldier Lee Rigby, launches an appeal against his sentence.
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UK manufacturing sees strong growth

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 11:51

UK manufacturing output grew by 1% in February from the month before, official figures show, the biggest rise since September.
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Republic to host England in 2015

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 11:33
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

The Republic of Ireland will take on England in a friendly at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin in June next year.
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Independence 'would be cataclysmic'

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 8:30

Former secretary general of Nato, Lord Robertson, says Scottish independence would be cataclysmic for the West in an era of international turmoil.
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Damien Hirst to publish autobiography

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 7:40

Damien Hirst is to publish his autobiography and promises to lay bare the British modern art world in which he has become so successful.
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Bid to free British Guantanamo man

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 6:09
related countries: United States United States

A motion seeking the immediate release on the grounds of ill-health of a British resident held in Guantanamo Bay is filed in a US court by a campaign group.
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VIDEO: Courtroom awaits extradited Dewani

Monday, April 7th 2014, 21:44
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani has been extradited from the UK to South Africa. The BBC's Andrew Plant reports from inside the court where he will appear.
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Dewani extradited to South Africa

Monday, April 7th 2014, 20:41
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani is extradited from the UK to South Africa, Scotland Yard confirms.
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Rodriguez ruled out for six months

Monday, April 7th 2014, 17:57
related places: Southampton

Southampton and England striker Jay Rodriguez is ruled out of the World Cup with a ruptured anterior cruciate knee ligament.
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Briton one of two Somalia UN dead

Monday, April 7th 2014, 17:44
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A British man is one of two foreign United Nations workers who have been shot dead in Somalia, the Foreign Office has said.
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Two British women die in Tenerife

Monday, April 7th 2014, 17:08
related countries: Spain Spain

Two British women, both doctors, have died on the island of Tenerife after being "dragged into the sea" by a wave, Spanish police say.
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Police Federation leaders to quit

Monday, April 7th 2014, 16:41

The chairman and general secretary of the Police Federation of England and Wales both announce their retirements after a "turbulent" period.
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Three attacked with hammer in hotel

Monday, April 7th 2014, 16:21
related places: London

Three women are bludgeoned by a hammer-wielding attacker in a room at a central London hotel.
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Scottish painter Davie dies aged 93

Monday, April 7th 2014, 15:48

Scottish painter and printmaker Alan Davie, whose improvisatory works related to his love of jazz, dies aged 93.
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Miller has done right thing, says PM

Monday, April 7th 2014, 15:04
related places: London

Prime Minister David Cameron stands by Maria Miller amid fresh questions over the culture secretary's expenses.
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'More bee deaths' in northern Europe

Monday, April 7th 2014, 14:17

A new EU study shows that far more honeybees are dying in the UK and other parts of northern Europe than in the Mediterranean.
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Polish MP 'living like migrant' in UK

Monday, April 7th 2014, 13:09
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: London

A Polish MP is living on a low budget and searching for a job in London as he seeks to understand why so many young Poles leave the country for the UK.
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Victims facing 'unacceptable ordeal'

Monday, April 7th 2014, 9:34

Victims of personal or sexual violence face an unacceptable ordeal in courtrooms in England and Wales if their case ever gets to trial, a former chief prosecutor claims.
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Hunt's gay blood stance questioned

Monday, April 7th 2014, 8:05

Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham calls on Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to explain his position on gay men donating blood in Northern Ireland.
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Oxford power to emphatic Boat Race win

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 18:21
related places: Cambridge, London, Oxford

Oxford win the University boat race, beating Cambridge by 11 lengths, on the River Thames in London.
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Australia beat England in T20 final

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 12:07
related countries: Australia Australia, Bangladesh Bangladesh

Australia thrash England by six wickets to win a record third successive Women's World Twenty20 title in Bangladesh.
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Moody not a contender for England job

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 10:21

Former Australia all-rounder Tom Moody says he has not applied to be the next England coach.
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Cape Town ready for Dewani honeymoon murder trial

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 0:08

Cape Town ready to try extradited British suspect
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Constitution role for religion call

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 23:09

Churches and faith groups are calling for the role of religion to be recognised in any written constitution for Scotland.
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VIDEO: Olympic Park opened to the public

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 17:56
related places: London

Thousands of visitors have spent the day at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London which has opened to the public for the first time since the 2012 Games.
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GB one win away from Davis Cup semi

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 15:51
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Naples

Andy Murray and Colin Fleming's doubles win gives Great Britain a 2-1 lead over Italy in the Davis Cup quarter-finals.
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England thrash poor Montenegro

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 14:08
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Toni Duggan scores a hat-trick as England thrash Montenegro to earn new coach Mark Sampson a first competitive win.
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Rearrested Mafia boss in custody

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 13:55
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: London

A convicted Mafia boss is remanded in custody after being rearrested over his connections to the criminal network.
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Injury fear for England's Rodriguez

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 13:12

Southampton and England striker Jay Rodriguez suffers what looks like a serious knee injury against Manchester City.
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VIDEO: Welby warns of gay marriage risks

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 6:29
related places: Canterbury

The Archbishop of Canterbury says the Church of England accepting same sex marriage could lead to violence against Christians in other countries.
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Welby warns of gay marriage risks

Friday, April 4th 2014, 17:27
related places: Canterbury

The Archbishop of Canterbury says the Church of England accepting same sex marriage could lead to violence against Christians in other countries.
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Nama NI portfolio is sold for £1bn

Friday, April 4th 2014, 14:33

Nama, the Republic of Ireland's state-controlled "bad bank", sells its entire Northern Ireland loan portfolio for around £1bn.
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VIDEO: Prince Harry visits Olympic park

Friday, April 4th 2014, 12:56
related places: London

Prince Harry has visited London's newest park in the heart of the former Olympic site.
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England thrash SA to reach final

Friday, April 4th 2014, 11:58
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England thrash South Africa by nine wickets to reach their second successive World Twenty20 final against Australia.
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Moores to apply for England job

Friday, April 4th 2014, 11:34

Lancashire and ex-England coach Peter Moores says he is interested in succeeding Andy Flower as head of the national team.
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Monty Python confirm 'last ever' gig

Friday, April 4th 2014, 11:03
related places: London

The final Monty Python reunion show at the O2 Arena in London on 20 July will be "the last time we'll be working together", Michael Palin says.
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Houghton named new England captain

Friday, April 4th 2014, 10:38

Manchester City defender Steph Houghton is named as the new England women's captain to replace Casey Stoney.
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Pollution 'could reduce' on Friday

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 21:15

Forecasters suggest pollution over parts of the UK could be blown away by "clean Atlantic air" on Friday.
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Nigella 'invited to apply for US visa'

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 16:33
related countries: United States United States

The US Embassy in the UK have told Newsbeat they are inviting celebrity chef Nigella Lawson to apply for a working visa after reports she was blocked from flying to States
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Bayliss 'can get best out of England'

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 9:09

Former Australia bowler Geoff Lawson says New South Wales coach Trevor Bayliss has all the skills to lead England.
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Nurseries 'not preparing children'

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 8:01

Ofsted's chief inspector warns that too many nurseries in England are failing to ensure that children are ready to learn when they reach school.
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VIDEO: Leaving Helmand to an uncertain future

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 4:38
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

As Afghan forces struggle to provide security for Saturday's elections, UK troops are beginning to withdraw, leaving an uncertain future behind for Helmand.
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Clegg and Farage in heated EU battle

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 3:09

Nick Clegg says UKIP peddles "fantasies" but Nigel Farage accuses him of "lying" about the EU, as polls suggest the UKIP leader came out top in the ill-tempered TV debate.
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Ketamine 'exciting' depression therapy

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 23:49

The illegal party drug, ketamine, is an "exciting" and "dramatic" new treatment for depression, say doctors who have conducted the first trial in the UK.
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Masterpiece of silent film recovered

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 23:45
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A long-lost masterpiece of British silent cinema is discovered in the Netherlands, almost 90 years after it was last seen.
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Ultra-high grade in GCSE shake-up

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 23:06

A new higher GCSE grade will identify England's most talented pupils, and grades will be linked to international tests under proposals from the exam regulator.
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Air pollution reaches high levels

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 21:13

Air pollution has reached "high levels" in parts of Greater London, rural south-east England, and towns and cities in East Anglia, Defra confirms.
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VIDEO: Britain hands over Helmand command

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 20:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Britain formally hands over command of military operations in Helmand province in Afghanistan to the US.
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UK concern over Gibraltar 'incursion'

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 16:08
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain

The Foreign Office summons the Spanish ambassador over a "serious incursion" by Spanish ships into waters off Gibraltar.
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Pollution to spread across England

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 14:28

Health warnings are issued by the government as pollution spreading across England is forecast to hit high levels.
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PM would welcome shirt price 'rethink'

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 11:55

The Prime Minster would welcome a rethink on the price of England football shirts, according to his spokesman.
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Britain hands over Helmand command

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 4:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Britain formally hands over command of military operations in Helmand province in Afghanistan to the US.
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UK submarine joins search for plane

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 0:11
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Malaysia Malaysia

Royal Navy submarine HMS Tireless has joined the hunt for the missing Malaysian Airlines plane in the Indian Ocean, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Pietersen axing took guts - Cook

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 17:18

Test captain Alastair Cook says it took "a lot of guts and consideration" to end Kevin Pietersen's England career.
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Marvel masters Muppets at UK cinemas

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 16:00
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Returning superhero Captain America came ahead of the Muppets in a battle of the sequels that dominates this week's UK and Ireland box office chart.
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UK probe into Muslim Brotherhood

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 12:51

Prime Minister David Cameron has commissioned a review of the UK activities of the Muslim Brotherhood, Downing Street says.
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VIDEO: Jolie demands war rape victim justice

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 10:59
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
related places: Sarajevo

Actress Angelina Jolie and UK Foreign Secretary William Hague travelled to Sarajevo to meet victims of rape during the Bosnia conflict in their campaign to end sexual violence against women in war.
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England's pupils 'good problem solvers'

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 9:00

England's teenagers are "significantly above average" in problem-solving skills, according to the results of international tests.
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Giles best England choice - Harmison

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 8:47

Former England seamer Steve Harmison claims Ashley Giles is the best man to coach England despite a tough winter.
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Love 'em or hate 'em - Britain's rocky relationship with the EU

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 0:14

Why Britain has such a rocky relationship with the EU
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Is London really France's 'sixth biggest city'?

Monday, March 31st 2014, 23:37
related countries: France France

Is London really France's 'sixth biggest city'?
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FA criticised over £90 England shirts

Monday, March 31st 2014, 18:20

The Football Association is criticised as new England replica shirts - to be worn at the World Cup - go on sale for up to £90.
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Giles still wants England coach job

Monday, March 31st 2014, 14:40

Ashley Giles still wants the England head coach's job despite his side's poor performance in the World Twenty20.
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Dismal England slump to Dutch defeat

Monday, March 31st 2014, 13:21
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

England collapse to a shock 45-run defeat against the Netherlands in their final match of the World Twenty20.
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Police 'damaged but not broken'

Monday, March 31st 2014, 11:47

Policing in England and Wales has been damaged - but not broken - by scandals, an annual assessment has concluded.
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Waterstone 'predicts e-book decline'

Monday, March 31st 2014, 10:55

Tim Waterstone, the founder of the Waterstone's book shop chain, predicts that the "e-book revolution" will soon go into decline in the UK.
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'Cinderella' cruelty law considered

Monday, March 31st 2014, 10:36

The government is "seriously" considering introducing a new offence of emotional cruelty to children in England and Wales.
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Elton John to marry David Furnish

Monday, March 31st 2014, 8:13

Sir Elton John is to marry his partner David Furnish after a change in the law in England and Wales to allow same-sex weddings for the first time.
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Swiss probe foreign exchange market

Monday, March 31st 2014, 7:08
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland, United States United States

British, US and Swiss banks are being investigated in Switzerland for potential collusion over the manipulation of foreign exchange rates.
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Network Rail plans £38bn investment

Monday, March 31st 2014, 6:02

The operator of Britain's train tracks and stations, Network Rail, announces a five-year plan to invest £38bn in rail infrastructure.
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Hammond defends cuts to military

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 13:41

The Defence Secretary has described criticism of cuts to the British military as "nonsense" after General Sir Richard Shirreff warned that the armed forces had been left "hollowed out".
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Giles 'happy to make tough decisions'

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 10:19

Ashley Giles says he is not frightened to make tough decisions if he is appointed as England's head coach.
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Network Rail expects £70m fine

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 10:13

Network Rail says it expects to be fined about £70m - a record figure - for delays suffered by UK passengers.
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Last-ditch bid to keep student in UK

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 3:24
related countries: Mauritius Mauritius

Lawyers are to make a last-ditch attempt to block the removal of a Mauritian student who is due to be deported from the UK later.
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Police seek outsiders for top ranks

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 1:37

For the first time, recruits from outside the police force will be fast-tracked into senior roles under a government move to "open up" policing culture in England and Wales .
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Crossrail digs up Black Death victims

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 0:00
related places: London

Skeletons unearthed by London's Crossrail are victims of the Black Death and may be part of a mass grave, forensic tests reveal.
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England crash out as SA reach semis

Saturday, March 29th 2014, 18:14
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England are knocked out of the World Twenty20 in the group stage as South Africa book their place in the semi-finals.
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Gay couples celebrate first weddings

Saturday, March 29th 2014, 16:34

The prime minister hails an "important moment" for the country as gay couples become the first to wed under a new law allowing same-sex marriages in England and Wales.
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Nurse in court charged with murders

Saturday, March 29th 2014, 13:53
related places: Stockport

Victorino Chua appears in court charged with murdering three people at Stepping Hill Hospital in Stockport in 2011.
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'Riot' alert as jail wing taken over

Friday, March 28th 2014, 22:26

Riot officers are on standby at a jail in the north east of England as more than 50 inmates take over a wing.
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Currency union comments dismissed

Friday, March 28th 2014, 22:19

Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael dismisses a report in the Guardian suggesting the UK government would share the pound with an independent Scotland.
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Many A&Es 'have missed wait target'

Friday, March 28th 2014, 15:07

Nearly two thirds of England's major A&Es missed the waiting time target this winter, BBC analysis shows.
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German boost for Cameron EU strategy

Friday, March 28th 2014, 14:07
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany says any future changes to the EU must be fair to all members, boosting David Cameron's renegotiation hopes.
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Benefit change 'sees 6% move home'

Friday, March 28th 2014, 13:16

About 6% of social housing tenants in Britain affected by changes to benefits partly designed to cut under-occupancy have moved home, BBC research suggests.
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UK current account deficit at £22.4bn

Friday, March 28th 2014, 13:04

The UK's current account deficit was larger than expected in the final quarter of last year, official figures show.
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Mandatory porn site age checks urged

Friday, March 28th 2014, 0:14

The UK's video-on-demand regulator calls for a change to the law to make overseas pornographic websites add age verification checks.
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Hales ton one of best ever - Broad

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 19:06
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Stuart Broad says Alex Hales' century for England against Sri Lanka in the World T20 is one of the best he has seen.
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Police 'fail domestic abuse victims'

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 16:40

Thousands of people are at risk of serious harm or even murder because of widespread failure by police in England and Wales to deal with domestic abuse, a report says.
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Tate to return 'looted' Constable

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 16:28

London's Tate gallery agrees to return an oil painting by John Constable after evidence revealed it was stolen by the Nazis.
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'Big six' face competition inquiry

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 12:50

Regulators will investigate whether the "big six" UK energy suppliers are preventing effective competition in the UK energy market.
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Musical has the X Factor, critics say

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 12:15
related places: West End

A West End musical about TV show The X Factor receives a largely positive response from the nation's critics, following a star-studded first night at the London Palladium.
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Councils 'divert' public health cash

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 1:25

Councils in England are using public health budgets to fund other services, an investigation for the British Medical Journal suggests.
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Lennon hails 'breathtaking' Celtic

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 23:30

Neil Lennon says the 5-1 title-winning victory over Partick Thistle shows Celtic's dominance of the Scottish game.
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Clegg and Farage clash on migration

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 22:06

Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage have clashed over who is telling the truth about EU immigration in the first of two debates on the UK's place in the European Union.
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Partick Thistle 1-5 Celtic

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 21:44

Clinical Celtic take Partick Thistle apart to secure their third Scottish title in a row and their 45th in all.
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Kate Bush to play seven more dates

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 18:13

British singer Kate Bush announces she is to play a further seven dates in the UK this year, in addition to the 15 shows previously announced.
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Thousands of schools shut by strike

Wednesday, March 26th 2014, 17:24

Thousands of schools in England and Wales were closed on Wednesday, as teachers joined rallies and picket lines in a strike over pay, pensions and conditions.
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