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Twelvetrees is called up by Lions

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 14:57
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Gloucester

England and Gloucester centre Billy Twelvetrees is called up as injury cover by the British and Irish Lions.
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Asif spot-fixing appeal rejected

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 14:05
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: London

Judges at the Court of Appeal in London reject Pakistan bowler Mohammad Asif's bid to overturn his spot-fixing conviction.
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Warner dropped over Root attack claim

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 12:00
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's David Warner is investigated by Cricket Australia over claims of an unprovoked attack on England's Joe Root.
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Ofgem set to shake up energy market

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 9:53

Ofgem sets out new plans to "break the stranglehold" of the big six suppliers in the UK energy market.
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UK unemployment falls by 5,000

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 9:09

UK unemployment falls by 5,000 in the three months to April, partly reversing a recent upward trend, the Office for National Statistics says.
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'Cost-cutting' before ship's sinking

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 6:34

A cargo ship which sank off north Wales, killing six crew, was subject to money-saving measures by the owner and the accident was tragic and avoidable, an investigation finds.
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Police question 57 over G8 protests

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 3:02
related places: London

Police in London question 57 people held in connection with protests across the capital against next week's G8 summit.
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Fall in UK wages 'unprecedented'

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 23:01

Wages have fallen more in real terms during the current economic downturn than ever before, according to a report.
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Gove reveals 'tougher' GCSE shake-up

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 13:08

A major shake-up of GCSEs will see exams replace coursework and a new grading system introduced, to help England "compete with the best".
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VIDEO: Will Cavill fly as new Superman?

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 11:12

British actor Henry Cavill stars as Superman in new film Man of Steel, but will critics be impressed? Tom Brook reports.
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Australia call up winger Morahan

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 9:26
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Australia call up Queensland Reds winger Luke Morahan for the Test series against the British and Irish Lions.
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Early death variations 'shocking'

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 6:29

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says variations in early death rates across England show action is needed to identify health challenges.
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Cooper omission pleases Farrell

Monday, June 10th 2013, 21:00
related countries: Australia Australia, Ireland Ireland

British and Irish Lions assistant coach Andy Farrell is pleased Australia left Quade Cooper out of their squad.
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Snooping claim baseless, says Hague

Monday, June 10th 2013, 16:23

Allegations that the data-gathering centre GCHQ circumvented the law to gain information on UK citizens are "baseless", the foreign secretary says.
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Thames Water paid no corporation tax

Monday, June 10th 2013, 13:33

Thames Water, the UK's biggest water firm, paid no corporation tax this financial year despite making £145m in pre-tax profit.
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Pupils to visit WWI battlefields

Monday, June 10th 2013, 12:40
related countries: Belgium Belgium, France France

Two pupils and a teacher from each state secondary school in England will visit battlefields in France and Belgium to mark the World War I centenary, the government says.
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Thicke holds on to chart top spot

Monday, June 10th 2013, 9:31

Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines holds on the to the UK number one for the second week by selling 10,000 copies more than the week previously.
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AstraZeneca buys Pearl for $1.15bn

Monday, June 10th 2013, 9:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pearl

AstraZeneca, the UK's second-largest drugs company, is to buy Pearl Therapeutics, a US lung drug specialist, in a deal worth up to $1.15bn.
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Disability payment changes begin

Monday, June 10th 2013, 9:17

A new system of payments replacing the Disability Living Allowance, which will see hundreds of thousands lose their benefits, takes effect across Britain.
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New UK visa rules 'causing anguish'

Monday, June 10th 2013, 8:44

New financial rules for migrants from outside the European Union are "tearing British families apart", a group of MPs and peers say.
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Kinky Boots a hit at Tony awards

Monday, June 10th 2013, 8:30
related places: New York

Kinky Boots, the musical adaptation of the 2005 British comedy film, is a hit at the Tony awards in New York, picking up six trophies.
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Horwill named as Australia captain

Monday, June 10th 2013, 7:07
related countries: Australia Australia, Ireland Ireland

Australia name Queensland Reds lock James Horwill as captain for the three-Test series against the British & Irish Lions.
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Park beats Matthew in LPGA play-off

Monday, June 10th 2013, 6:17
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's Inbee Park beats Scotland's Catriona Matthew in a sudden-death play-off to win the LPGA Championship.
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Islamic sites patrolled after fires

Sunday, June 9th 2013, 19:40
related places: London

Police say there will be 24-hour patrols at certain Islamic sites in London after two suspicious fires, and urge Londoners not to let the murder of Lee Rigby divide them.
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Cumming and Duff win actor awards

Sunday, June 9th 2013, 17:19

Alan Cumming and Blythe Duff have won the Best Actor Awards at the Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland (CATS).
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FA chairman defends Pearce record

Sunday, June 9th 2013, 17:18

FA chairman David Bernstein is "impressed" with Stuart Pearce ahead of talks on the England Under-21 coach's future.
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Eclipsing Gough delights Anderson

Sunday, June 9th 2013, 16:14

James Anderson is delighted to have become England's leading wicket-taker in one-day internationals.
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Nothing to fear from GCHQ - Hague

Sunday, June 9th 2013, 13:36
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hague

The foreign secretary says claims the UK's eavesdropping centre has used a US internet spy programme to circumvent British law are "nonsense".
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Taylor: Premier League harms England

Sunday, June 9th 2013, 10:24

Former England manager Graham Taylor says the Premier League is harming the chances of the England national team.
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Attraction win egg-hit BGT final

Sunday, June 9th 2013, 7:03

Shadow dance act Attraction win the Britain's Got Talent final, after a woman ran on stage to throw eggs at the judges.
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Ireland's Zebo gets Lions call-up

Sunday, June 9th 2013, 5:40
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Ireland wing Simon Zebo is called up to the British and Irish Lions tour squad as cover for the injured Tommy Bowe.
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Hogg gets Lions start at fly-half

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 23:49

Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg will start at fly-half for the Lions against a Combined Queensland-New South Wales Country XV.
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Swedish princess marries financier

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 21:22
related countries: Sweden Sweden, United States United States
related places: Stockholm

Sweden's fourth in line to the throne, Princess Madeleine, marries US-British businessman Chris O'Neill at a ceremony in Stockholm
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England seal easy win over Australia

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 17:42
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Edgbaston

Ian Bell hits 91 as England beat Australia by 48 runs in their opening Champions Trophy Group A match at Edgbaston.
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UK pledges £375m to feed world poor

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 17:39

The UK commits to giving an extra £375m as part of a global agreement to help feed the world's poorest children until 2020
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Anderson breaks England ODI record

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 16:53

James Anderson takes his 235th ODI wicket to break Darren Gough's record and become England's leading wicket-taker in the 50-over game.
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Google hits back at snooping claims

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 15:49
related countries: United States United States

Google has issued a strong denial that it allows the US government to access its servers, following claims that the UK's eavesdropping centre, GCHQ, has been secretly snooping on Britons via a US spy programme.
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VIDEO: Gates calls for 'more generosity'

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 14:05
related places: Hyde Park, London

Tens of thousands of people are expected at a rally in London's Hyde Park to look at the problem of world hunger.
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Bowe set to be ruled out of tour

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 13:12
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Winger Tommy Bowe looks set to miss the rest of the British and Irish Lions tour after breaking a bone in his hand.
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Queensland Reds 12-22 Lions

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 11:38
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The British and Irish Lions are given their toughest test so far as they come from behind to beat Queensland Reds.
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Injured Jenkins out of Lions tour

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 6:28
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Lions prop Gethin Jenkins is out of the British & Irish Lions tour after a scan shows a calf strain has not healed.
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Croatia 0-1 Scotland

Friday, June 7th 2013, 20:13
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Robert Snodgrass first-half goal gives a confident Scotland side a surprise win over Croatia in World Cup qualifying Group A.
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Queen officially opens new BBC HQ

Friday, June 7th 2013, 18:51

The Queen officially opens the BBC's rebuilt Broadcasting House, creating a memorable TV moment by appearing behind the newsreaders.
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Tintoretto found in London museum

Friday, June 7th 2013, 15:25
related countries: Italy Italy, Seychelles Seychelles
related places: London, Victoria

A painting in the Victoria and Albert Museum, previously attributed to Andrea Schiavone, is found to be a work by Italian Master Jacopo Tintoretto.
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Poster project to show classic art

Friday, June 7th 2013, 8:05

Posters of classic artworks will be displayed across the country this summer in a bid to turn the UK into the "world's largest art gallery".
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Australia's Clarke out of ICC opener

Friday, June 7th 2013, 7:12
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia captain Michael Clarke is ruled out of his side's opening ICC Champions Trophy match against England.
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Healy cleared of biting opponent

Friday, June 7th 2013, 5:24
related countries: Australia Australia, Ireland Ireland

British and Irish Lions prop Cian Healy is cleared of biting but could still miss the rest of the Australia tour through injury.
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Ex-troops to train as teachers

Friday, June 7th 2013, 0:15

Former armed forces personnel without degrees will have the chance to be fast-tracked into teaching in England under a new government programme.
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Half 'will get cancer in lifetime'

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 23:57

The number of people in the UK who will get cancer during their lifetime will increase to nearly half the population by 2020, a report suggests.
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Absent players hurt England - Pearce

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 14:22

Stuart Pearce says England do not give themselves a chance of winning tournaments when key players cannot be selected.
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Sky's Froome takes Dauphine yellow

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 14:11

Britain's Chris Froome takes overall lead of the Criterium du Dauphine, out-climbing rival Alberto Contador on stage five.
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Satirical novelist Tom Sharpe dies

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 14:10

The British author Tom Sharpe, who wrote the 1974 novel Porterhouse Blue, has died aged 85.
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UK defends China telecom firm deals

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 12:42
related countries: China China

The government defends UK deals with Chinese firms - amid warnings that security risks in infrastructure contracts were being "overlooked".
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Fry speaks of 2012 suicide attempt

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 11:27

Stephen Fry reveals he had to be brought back to the UK to be "looked after" after attempting suicide while filming abroad last year.
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Warburton to debut as Lions captain

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 10:58
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Fit-again captain Sam Warburton is named in the British and Irish Lions side to face Queensland Reds on Saturday.
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Baldini to be Spurs technical director

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 8:59
related places: Tottenham

Tottenham are set to appoint former England assistant manager Franco Baldini as technical director after he left Roma.
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Eurotunnel Dover ferries blocked

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 7:39
related places: Dover

The UK Competition Commission rules that Eurotunnel will no longer be allowed to operate a ferry service from Dover.
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Locals to get more say on wind farms

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 2:37

Local communities in England are to be given more powers to block onshore wind farms, but also offered greater incentives to accept them.
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Cook pleased with England fightback

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 22:03
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Alastair Cook praises the resolve of his England team as they finish the one-day series with a 34-run win against New Zealand.
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Markets fall on EU and US worries

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 21:32
related countries: United States United States

US and European stock markets drop to their lowest levels in six weeks on disappointing EU data and questions over when the Federal Reserve will rein in its stimulus programme.
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England beat New Zealand in last ODI

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 21:16
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England beat New Zealand by 34 runs in the final one-day international at Trent Bridge as the Kiwis take the series 2-1.
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England U21s 0-1 Italy U21s

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 20:57

Italy's Lorenzo Insigne scores the winner as England make a poor start to their European Championship campaign.
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Muslim centre burnt in 'hate crime'

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 19:13
related places: London

An Islamic centre in north London is destroyed by fire in an apparent hate crime attack.
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Nursery ratios changes 'dropped'

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 18:33

Plans to allow nurseries and childminders in England to look after more children are being dropped, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says.
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VIDEO: UK couple rescued after India kidnap

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 17:18
related countries: India India

A British couple, who were rescued in India four days after they were kidnapped, tell BBC News about their ordeal.
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VIDEO: Afghan interpreters can come to UK

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 16:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The government has confirmed up to 600 Afghans who worked in dangerous roles supporting allied forces will be allowed to resettle in the UK
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Western Force 17-69 Lions

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 12:19
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The British and Irish Lions score nine tries to beat Western Force but prop forward Cian Healy goes off injured.
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Crime victims offered charges review

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 11:37

Victims of crime in England and Wales are being given the right to challenge decisions to halt prosecutions or not press charges against suspects.
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NFL reveals 'third London game' plan

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 11:16
related places: London

London will hopefully host an extra regular-season game in coming years, says NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
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Tesco sales hit by horsemeat scandal

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 10:20

The UK's largest supermarket chain, Tesco, says UK sales fell over the past three months, with food sales affected by the horsemeat scandal.
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Top-flight England U21s at new low

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 7:40

The number of English players under 21 in the Premier League has fallen to its lowest level, research shows.
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Higginbotham to miss Lions series

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 6:01
related countries: Australia Australia, Ireland Ireland

Australia flanker Scott Higginbotham will miss the British & Irish Lions Test series as he requires shoulder surgery.
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Kate prank call DJ award 'bad taste'

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 4:21
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian minister says an award for one of the DJs behind a royal prank call linked to the death of a nurse in the UK is in "bad taste".
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UK's £18m aid for Bangladesh workers

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 1:17
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Dhaka

The UK is to donate £18m to help train Bangladeshi garment workers, following the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Dhaka that killed more than 1,100.
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House of Lords backs gay marriages

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 19:35

Peers vote by a majority of more than two to one to back government plans for same-sex marriages in England and Wales.
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HSBC sued over New York foreclosures

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 18:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

UK bank HSBC is being sued by the state of New York which alleges it has ignored a US law designed to protect homeowners from losing their houses.
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No other suspects at Woolwich attack

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 15:22
related places: Woolwich

There is no evidence that any other suspects were present at the killing of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich, a senior Scotland Yard officer says.
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UK soldiers' Afghan abuse punished

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 15:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Germany Germany

One British soldier is fined and another has his rank reduced at a court martial after admitting abusing Afghan civilians.
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Townsend fined over betting breach

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 13:41

Tottenham's Andros Townsend is fined £18,000 and suspended by the FA for breaching betting regulations.
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Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 12:43

Plans to overhaul legal aid in England and Wales would remove the right of defendants to choose a solicitor, a retired senior judge warns.
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Attenborough cancels Australian tour

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 11:13
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia
related places: London

Naturalist Sir David Attenborough cancels a tour of Australia that was scheduled to begin next week in order to have heart surgery in London.
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AUDIO: Germany drops longest word

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 9:02
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: London

Sebastian Borger, a German journalist based in London, says German people like compound words as they provide a "precise way of expressing yourself".
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NHS 'misses A&E waiting time target'

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 8:46

The NHS in England missed its A&E target in the first three months of the year, with a sharp rise in those waiting more than four hours, researchers say.
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AUDIO: Great British Bake Off hits the US

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 6:50
related countries: United States United States

Britain's latest reality television export, making its debut this week, is The Great British Bake Off, reborn as The American Baking Competition, on the CBS network.
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UK rights exit 'would be disastrous'

Tuesday, June 4th 2013, 2:35

It would be a "political disaster" if the UK pulled out of the human rights convention, the president of the European Court of Human Right says.
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UK firm upgrades shale gas estimate

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 11:05

One of the energy firms hoping to exploit the UK's resources of shale gas says it may be sitting on significantly more gas than previously thought.
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Artist makes Russian steel sculpture

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 10:37
related countries: Russia Russia

Scottish artist Rob Mulholland has completed a new sculpture in the Russian steel town of Vyksa.
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Oxlade-Chamberlain 'lifted England'

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 7:57
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Roy Hodgson praises Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for giving England an "added dimension" in their 2-2 draw against Brazil.
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O'Driscoll to captain Lions in Perth

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 6:23
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Perth

Brian O'Driscoll will captain the British and Irish Lions against Western Force on Wednesday, and Manu Tuilagi also starts.
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Brazil 2-2 England

Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 21:29
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Maracana

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Wayne Rooney score as England earn a draw after being outclassed by Brazil at the Maracana.
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Clermont to discuss Cotter future

Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 20:37

Clermont call a special Monday meeting to decide on the future of prospective Scotland coach Vern Cotter.
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Ecuador seeks Assange talks with UK

Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 19:55
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

The government is considering a request from Ecuador to hold talks on the future of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, the UK Foreign Office says.
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Banksy's Slave Labour auctioned

Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 19:26
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

A Banksy artwork which had been withdrawn from auction in the US is put up for sale again in London.
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England suffer ODI series defeat

Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 18:11
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Martin Guptill smashes a record-breaking century as New Zealand beat England by 86 runs to win the one-day series.
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Thicke scores first UK number one

Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 18:01
related countries: United States United States

US singer Robin Thicke scores his first UK number one, as the debut album from the Voice winner, Leanne Mitchell, fails to enter the Top 100.
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Study probes teen independence vote

Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 13:49

A study of teenagers who will be eligible to vote in the 2014 referendum suggests 60% do not think Scotland should be independent.
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Barclays 'aiding digital cash probe'

Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 13:29
related countries: Spain Spain

One of the accounts belonging to seized digital money service Liberty Reserve was held by UK bank Barclays in Spain, court documents show.
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Brits banned for punching Farrell

Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 7:33
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Barbarians hooker Schalk Brits is suspended for three weeks for punching British & Irish Lions fly-half Owen Farrell.
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England not winning enough - Hodgson

Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 6:25

Roy Hodgson admits his England side are not winning enough games but says he is certain they will still qualify for the 2014 World Cup.
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Farah beaten in Diamond League event

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 22:39

Britain's double Olympic champion Mo Farah is outsprinted at the end of the 5,000m in his first Diamond League race of 2013.
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