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Miliband warning to UK 'tax havens'

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 14:35

A Labour government would push for UK overseas territories to be put on an international blacklist if they refused to co-operate with a drive against tax avoidance, Ed Miliband says.
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Wales v England - what they said

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 10:22

England coach Stuart Lancaster says his side's 21-16 win in Wales will have no bearing on their match-up in World Cup this summer.
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VIDEO: Entrepreneurs ship chocolate to US

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 8:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

News of a US court's decision to restrict imports of some British chocolates into America has had an unexpected effect on business here.
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NHS complaints process 'inadequate'

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 7:42

The NHS in England is accused of major shortcomings in the way it investigates cases where poor care resulted in death or injury.
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Wales 16-21 England

Friday, February 6th 2015, 22:03
related places: Cardiff

England come from behind to beat Wales in a thrilling Six Nations opener at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
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GCHQ censured over data deal with US

Friday, February 6th 2015, 16:13

UK agency GCHQ was not open enough on how it shared intelligence gathered by US mass internet surveillance, a tribunal rules.
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British 'fake death' jihadist jailed

Friday, February 6th 2015, 15:10
related countries: Syria Syria

A British jihadist who travelled to Syria then faked his own death to try to return to the UK undetected is given a 12-year custodial sentence.
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Kinky Boots musical comes to London

Friday, February 6th 2015, 13:13
related places: London, Northampton, West End

Hit Broadway show Kinky Boots, based on the story of a shoe factory in Northampton, is to move into the West End.
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Wolf Hall author receives damehood

Friday, February 6th 2015, 12:15

Wolf Hall author Hilary Mantel is made a dame by the Prince of Wales for her services to literature.
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Assange policing costs reach £10m

Friday, February 6th 2015, 9:05
related places: London

Police have spent about £10m providing a 24-hour guard at the Ecuadorean embassy in London since Wikileaks founder Julian Assange claimed asylum there.
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Radical NHS changes 'disastrous'

Friday, February 6th 2015, 7:39

Huge changes to the way the NHS in England works have been "disastrous" and distracted from patient care, a damning report by a think tank says.
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VIDEO: Dutch chimps 'learn Scottish accent'

Friday, February 6th 2015, 6:05
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Chimpanzees from The Netherlands who were moved to Edinburgh Zoo appear to have learnt to speak in a Scottish accent.
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BT to buy mobile firm EE for £12.5bn

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 18:43

UK phone giant BT agrees to buy the British mobile operator EE for £12.5bn, but rivals Vodafone and TalkTalk want the competition authorities to intervene.
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Glitter guilty of child sex abuse

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 17:55
related places: London

Former pop star Gary Glitter is found guilty of sexually abusing three young girls between 1975 and 1980.
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UK to lead 'spearhead Nato force'

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 12:24

The UK will play a lead role in a "high readiness" Nato force that will be established in Eastern Europe, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announces.
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Scots trio to make Six Nations bows

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 11:34
related countries: France France

Scotland's Finn Russell, Mark Bennett and Blair Cowan will make their Six Nations debuts against France on Saturday.
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MPs urge Britain to step up IS fight

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 7:42

MPs call for the UK to do more in the battle against Islamic State, voicing "surprise and deep concern" at its level of involvement so far.
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NHS agency nurses spending 'soars'

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 4:23

NHS spending on agency nurses has soared in the past two years in England, to at least nearly £500m last year, says the Royal College of Nursing.
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UK anti-Semitism hits 'record level'

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 2:46

Anti-Semitic incidents reached a record level of more than 1,100 last year, the Community Security Trust says.
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VIDEO: Metal band's mercy plea for UK woman

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 0:19
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

The lead singer of heavy metal band Napalm Death, Mark "Barney" Greenway, explains why he wrote an open letter to the president of Indonesia appealing for mercy for British woman Lindsay Sandiford.
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Gulf crisis 'could last 10-15 years'

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 22:01
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The crisis in the Gulf provoked by Islamic State is probably the worst since WWII and could endure for another 10 to 15 years, says Sir John Jenkins, who has just stood down as Britain’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia.
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Millennium Stadium roof to stay open

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 20:08

The Six Nations opener between Wales and England at the Millennium Stadium will be played under an open roof.
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Five Monets sell for £55m in hour

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 17:37
related places: London

The sale of five works by Claude Monet contribute to Sotheby's "highest ever" sales record held by the auction house in London.
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NZ judge to lead child abuse inquiry

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 14:32
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand judge Lowell Goddard will lead a new statutory inquiry into historical child sexual abuse.
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Prop Cole back as England change six

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 13:00
related countries: Australia Australia

Tight-head prop Dan Cole will make his first England appearance in almost a year in Friday's Six Nations opener against Wales.
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Sky sees strong customer growth

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 9:22
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Media giant Sky says it gained more than 200,000 new customers in the UK and Ireland in the second half of 2014, its highest growth for nine years.
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VIDEO: 'Ebola funds slow to reach needy'

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 7:42

A report by the British Medical Journal says just over $1bn of $3bn pledged to fight the Ebola outbreak has reached affected countries.
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Top UK theatres staging more plays

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 3:58

The number of plays staged by the UK's most-subsidised theatre companies rose by a fifth between 2009 and 2014, BBC research suggests.
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Empty shops 'show North-South divide'

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 2:15

There are twice as many empty shops in England's northern towns and cities than in the South, research suggests.
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'Half of UK people' will get cancer

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 1:44

One in two people in the UK will probably develop cancer at some point, but lifestyle choices could still arrest the rise, experts say.
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Cipriani & Easter return for England

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 18:49
related places: Cardiff

Danny Cipriani and Nick Easter are in the squad for England's Six Nations opener against Wales in Cardiff.
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England will control own tax - Hague

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 18:42

Scottish MPs would lose the right to impose income tax, schools and health changes on England under proposals outlined by Commons Leader William Hague.
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VIDEO: Which countries have union flag?

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 17:23

Following Fiji's announcement that it plans to remove the UK's union jack from its flag, BBC News looks at the position of other nations.
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MPs say yes to three-person babies

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 17:21

MPs have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the creation of babies with DNA from two women and one man, in an historic move.
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Charles 'unhappy with arms role'

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 13:20

The Prince of Wales no longer wants to promote British weapons in Gulf states, an unauthorised biography by Catherine Mayer claims.
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VIDEO: Brits rejoice at Oscar nominations

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 10:53

British Oscar hopefuls Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones and Rosamund Pike have celebrated their nominations at a star-studded gathering ahead of the Academy Awards.
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Mike Leigh receives Bafta fellowship

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 10:39

Veteran British film-maker Mike Leigh is to receive a Bafta Fellowship at this year's British Academy Film Awards, organisers announce.
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Fiji to remove union jack from flag

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 8:58
related countries: Fiji Fiji

Fiji is to "dispense with colonialism" and remove the UK's union jack from its flag, replacing it with a new design, its prime minister says.
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Oyelowo: TV 'ignoring' black actors

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 7:40

Selma star David Oyelowo says British period dramas are failing to cast black actors.
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US drops News Corp hacking probe

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 4:33
related countries: United States United States

Rupert Murdoch's media company News Corp will not be prosecuted in the US over the phone hacking scandal that rocked the company in the UK.
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Stokes' England absence 'ridiculous'

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 20:17

Former captain Paul Collingwood likens England's treatment of Ben Stokes to "playing Cristiano Ronaldo at right-back".
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Cameron challenged on pupil funding

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 17:04

David Cameron promises not to cut school budgets for a rising number of pupils in a future Conservative government, but funding will not be protected against inflation.
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Police complaints reach record high

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 13:29

The number of complaints made against police in England and Wales has reached a record high, the Independent Police Complaints Commission says.
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Wales wing North back to face England

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 11:11

Lions pair wing George North and hooker Richard Hibbard return for Wales in Friday's Six Nations opener against England.
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UK manufacturing growth picks up

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 10:26

Growth in the UK manufacturing sector picked up slightly in January following a modest recovery in export orders, a closely-watched survey indicates.
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The palace of shame that makes China angry

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 8:52
related countries: China China

The ruins that still make China angry with Britain
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Transfer deadline day: Confirmed deals

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 6:45

Track all the latest signings throughout deadline day in England, Scotland and across Europe.
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Magna Cartas united for first time

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 0:01
related places: London

The four surviving copies of the 1215 Magna Carta go on display together for the first time in London to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the documents.
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VIDEO: 'My new life as an Indian wife'

Sunday, February 1st 2015, 23:59
related countries: India India

I moved across the world for the man I met online
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Mark Ronson continues chart reign

Sunday, February 1st 2015, 19:02

Mark Ronson continues his reign at the top of the UK singles chart, notching up a seventh week at number one.
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Pupils 'must know times tables by 11'

Sunday, February 1st 2015, 15:17

All children in England will be expected to know up to their 12 times table when they leave primary school under plans announced by the education secretary.
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Djokovic beats Murray in Melbourne

Sunday, February 1st 2015, 15:07
related countries: Aruba Aruba

British number one Andy Murray is beaten in four sets as Novak Djokovic wins a fifth Australian Open title.
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England thumped in tri-series final

Sunday, February 1st 2015, 10:53
related places: Perth

England crumble to a 112-run tri-series final defeat in Perth, their last competitive match before the World Cup.
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Death row Briton appeals for UK help

Sunday, February 1st 2015, 8:54

A British woman, sentenced to death for drug smuggling in Bali, has written to the UK government asking for legal help or funding for an appeal.
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New Jersey governor begins UK visit

Sunday, February 1st 2015, 4:01
related countries: United States United States

New Jersey's Governor and US Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie will start a three-day visit to Britain and is due to meet PM David Cameron.
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Prince's household 'like Wolf Hall'

Saturday, January 31st 2015, 13:14

Clarence House is fraught with rivalries that have led to it being compared to the court of Henry VIII, according to a new biography of the Prince of Wales.
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Johnson eyes 'fast' wicket for final

Saturday, January 31st 2015, 9:50
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia pace bowler Mitchell Johnson is eager to play on a "bouncy wicket" in Sunday's tri-series final against England.
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Churchill's funeral anniversary marked

Friday, January 30th 2015, 22:10
related places: London

Events are held to mark the 50th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill's funeral, with the boat that carried his coffin repeating its Thames journey.
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Qatar buys 10% stake in BA owner

Friday, January 30th 2015, 16:55
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Qatar Airways announces a surprise investment in International Airlines Group, the owner of British Airways and Iberia.
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England confidence growing - Morgan

Friday, January 30th 2015, 12:57
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Morgan

Captain Eoin Morgan says England are growing in confidence, having reached the final of the tri-series in Australia.
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Russia patrols near UK 'routine'

Friday, January 30th 2015, 11:38
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia contests claims its planes caused "disruption to civil aviation" in the UK, saying the patrols were "routine" and met "international legal norms".
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England beat India to reach final

Friday, January 30th 2015, 11:01
related countries: India India
related places: Perth

England reach the final of the one-day tri-series courtesy of a three-wicket victory over India in Perth.
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Robbie Coltrane taken ill on flight

Friday, January 30th 2015, 10:11
related places: London

Harry Potter actor Robbie Coltrane is admitted to hospital in Florida with flu-like symptoms after falling ill during a flight from London.
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Training cuts 'could harm patients'

Friday, January 30th 2015, 6:57

Proposals to shorten medical training for doctors in the UK could seriously compromise patient care and safety, leading doctors warn.
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Russian planes 'disrupted UK aviation'

Friday, January 30th 2015, 6:27
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian military planes flew near UK airspace, causing "disruption to civil aviation" and prompting RAF jets to "escort" them, the Foreign Office says.
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Child obesity rates 'levelling off'

Friday, January 30th 2015, 0:04

The rise in childhood obesity, which has left one in three children overweight, may be beginning to level off in the under-10s, a study suggests.
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Police corruption efforts criticised

Friday, January 30th 2015, 0:01

Police forces in England and Wales lack the capability to investigate corruption among their officers and staff, says Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary.
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School tables branded a 'nonsense'

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 18:00

Government school league tables are branded a "nonsense", after numerous changes to the way grades are recognised left more schools failing.
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Snow brings disruption to travellers

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 17:30

Snowstorms bring travel chaos to northern England, closing more than 300 schools, roads and airports.
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Morgan targets tri-series final spot

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 17:09

One-day captain Eoin Morgan believes earning a place in the tri-series final would add to England's World Cup confidence.
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Sky to launch mobile phone service

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 16:23

Pay-TV firm Sky is launching a mobile phone service next year as the battle for a slice of the UK's telecoms market intensifies.
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League tables branded a 'nonsense'

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 8:25

Scores of England's top private schools are expecting to be at the bottom of the secondary school league tables, following confusion over International GCSEs.
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NHS satisfaction 'risen significantly'

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 0:39

Satisfaction with the NHS has "risen significantly", according to analysis of the influential British Social Attitudes survey.
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'Dippy' makes way for blue whale

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 0:15
related places: London

London's Natural History Museum is re-modelling its entrance, moving out the famous Diplodocus skeleton and moving in the bones of a blue whale.
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Bank governor warns on eurozone

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 18:55

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has warned the current structure of the eurozone puts it in an "odd position".
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Litvinenko post-mortem 'dangerous'

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 15:47

The post-mortem examination of Alexander Litvinenko was probably the most dangerous ever conducted in the Western world, the inquiry into his death hears.
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Tesco names 43 UK store closures

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 14:28

Tesco names the 43 stores it is closing across the country, a move that will see 2,000 staff lose their jobs.
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England lose four for Wales opener

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 13:11

Brad Barritt, Tom Wood, Geoff Parling and Kyle Eastmond are ruled out of England's Six Nations opener against Wales on 6 February.
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Care spend 'cut by fifth in decade'

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 12:53

Spending on care for people aged 65 and over has fallen by a fifth in England over the last 10 years, an analysis by the BBC shows.
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BBL seeks advice over licence doubt

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 12:22

The British Basketball League seeks legal advice on Basketball England's statement which seems to raise licence doubts.
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Qatar bid wins Canary Wharf battle

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 11:33
related countries: Qatar Qatar
related places: London

A Qatari-led bid has won the battle to take over London's Canary Wharf complex after three major shareholders agreed to accept its offer..
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NHS 'crisis guidelines' questioned

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 10:45

New NHS guidelines to some hospitals in England about "major incidents" prompt claims ministers are seeking to deter hospitals from declaring a crisis.
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Many asthma diagnoses 'may be wrong'

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 0:46
related places: More

More than a million UK adults may be wrongly diagnosed as asthmatic and be receiving unnecessary medication as a result, an NHS watchdog warns.
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Scotch 'worth £5bn to UK economy'

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 0:28

Scotch whisky contributes almost £5bn to the UK economy and supports more than 40,000 jobs, according to industry research.
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Snow warning issued for Scotland

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 0:24

Yellow "be aware" warnings are issued by the Met Office for frequent snow showers across Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north of England.
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US museums consider London outpost

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 22:09
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

The world's largest museum and research institution could be heading for London as part of a multi-million dollar redevelopment of the 2012 Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
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UK Holocaust memorial centre planned

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 18:56

A new Holocaust memorial and education centre is announced as the UK commemorates the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
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Ireland considers Aer Lingus bid

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 17:21
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The Irish government is examining a €1.36bn offer for airline Aer Lingus from British Airways owner IAG.
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Litvinenko 'perhaps poisoned twice'

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 15:19
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: London

Ex-Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko may have been poisoned with polonium "not once but twice", the public inquiry into his death has heard.
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UK economic growth hits 2.6% in 2014

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 11:16

The UK's economy grew by 2.6% last year, the fastest pace since 2007, but there was a slowdown in the last three months, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
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Murray into Australian Open semis

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 10:40
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Britain's Andy Murray reaches the Australian Open semi-finals with a straight-sets win over home favourite Nick Kyrgios.
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Crime victims 'ignored and confused'

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 8:00

Victims of crime in England and Wales are still being let down by the justice system, says an independent review by Victims' Commissioner Baroness Newlove.
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UK minister makes Taiwan watch gaffe

Monday, January 26th 2015, 23:57
related countries: China China, Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Taipei

A UK government minister apologies after giving a watch to the mayor of Taipei, not realising it was a taboo act in Chinese culture.
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Aer Lingus considers higher IAG bid

Monday, January 26th 2015, 17:33
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Irish airline Aer Lingus says it is considering a revised offer of €2.55 a share from British Airways owner IAG.
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First female bishop consecrated

Monday, January 26th 2015, 17:22

The Church of England has consecrated its first female bishop, the Reverend Libby Lane, in a ceremony at York Minster.
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New Scottish women's prison scrapped

Monday, January 26th 2015, 10:15

Plans for a new £75m women's prison in the west of Scotland have been scrapped, the Scottish government confirms.
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England set for India showdown

Monday, January 26th 2015, 9:46
related countries: Australia Australia, India India

England and India will meet for a place in the tri-series final after Australia's game against India was washed out.
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Kylie to headline Hyde Park festival

Monday, January 26th 2015, 9:33
related places: Hyde Park

Pop star Kylie Minogue is to headline the British Summer Time festival at Hyde Park in June, with support from Grace Jones and Nile Rogers.
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England's injury troubles worsen

Sunday, January 25th 2015, 20:53

Owen Farrell and Kyle Eastmond become the latest England players to be injured ahead of the Six Nations.
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Aer Lingus 'to accept' new IAG bid

Sunday, January 25th 2015, 16:56
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Irish airline Aer Lingus is set to approve a takeover bid by British Airways owner IAG, the BBC understands.
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