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England facing 'dreadful' six months

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 23:21

England fans should "hide behind the sofa" this summer as the team will get a "hiding", says former batsman Mark Butcher.
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'Foolish' to cut rates, says Carney

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 22:13

Mark Carney has said it would be "extremely foolish" for the Bank of England to cut interest rates to try to combat the current low inflation rate.
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Met 'sorry' over Syria girls letter

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 20:49
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

The head of the Met Police says sorry to the families of three girls missing in Syria after they failed to receive a letter intended for them.
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India remembers World War One dead

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 15:07
related countries: France France, India India

Events are being held to remember thousands of Indian soldiers who fought alongside the British in a key battle in France in World War One.
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Starting gun 'fired' on new NHS

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 13:01

Hospitals, GPs, community services and care homes are being brought together in England to provide more joined up care for patients under a series of pilots.
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Unchanged Wales team to face Ireland

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 11:07
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Cardiff

Sam Warburton will set a captaincy record when he leads an unchanged Wales against Ireland in Cardiff on Saturday.
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Glennie and Harris win Polar Prize

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 10:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Harris

Scottish percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie and US singer-songwriter Emmylou Harris are named winners of the 2015 Polar Music Prize.
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Hundreds of sex offenders 'missing'

Tuesday, March 10th 2015, 10:19

Some 394 registered sex offenders have gone missing across the UK, including some who have not been located for more than a decade, police records show.
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Vulnerable children 'held in cells'

Monday, March 9th 2015, 23:56

Children involved in domestic disputes in England and Wales are being held in custody unnecessarily because police feel under pressure to make arrests, a report says.
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VIDEO: Ex-hostage on 'fragile' jihadis

Monday, March 9th 2015, 21:35
related countries: France France, Syria Syria

A French journalist, Nicolas Henin, who was held hostage for 10 months in Syria by the British militant known as "Jihadi John" describes his captors as "fragile" jihadis.
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Moores 'will stay' as England coach

Monday, March 9th 2015, 20:09
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Peter Moores will stay as England coach despite his side's World Cup exit at the hands of Bangladesh, England's cricket chief says.
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VIDEO: Bangladesh cricket fans' joy at win

Monday, March 9th 2015, 17:09
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Cricket fans in Bangladesh are delighted with their side's performance in knocking England out of the Cricket World Cup.
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Cameron pledges 500 new free schools

Monday, March 9th 2015, 15:15

The number of free schools in England will more than double to over 900 by 2020, if the Conservatives are re-elected, David Cameron has promised.
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Eurovision: UK duo stand by song

Monday, March 9th 2015, 11:45

The duo behind the UK's Eurovision entry say they do not mind criticism of their song, Still in Love With You.
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MP pressing for Elgin Marbles return

Monday, March 9th 2015, 2:05
related countries: Greece Greece

A parliamentary move to expedite the return of the Elgin Marbles from the UK to Greece will be made later by a Liberal Democrat MP.
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Eurozone not viable, says fund boss

Monday, March 9th 2015, 0:03

The eurozone is not viable in its current form, one of the UK's most successful fund managers has warned.
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Dundee United 1-1 Celtic

Sunday, March 8th 2015, 17:34
related places: Tannadice

Nine-man Dundee United hold on against 10-man Celtic at Tannadice to earn a Scottish Cup quarter-final replay.
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Quidditch comes to 'Batman's garden'

Sunday, March 8th 2015, 16:43

Hundreds of players compete in the UK's biggest ever quidditch tournament, playing a sport adapted from the Harry Potter books.
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Meadows pulls out of Euro 800m final

Sunday, March 8th 2015, 15:09
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: Prague

Britain's Jenny Meadows withdraws from Sunday's European Indoors 800m final in Prague on medical grounds.
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Houghton out of Cyprus Cup final

Sunday, March 8th 2015, 14:12
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

England captain Stephanie Houghton will miss the Cyprus Cup final with a knee injury that rules her out for eight to 10 weeks.
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Russia relations prickly - Hammond

Sunday, March 8th 2015, 12:20
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

The UK and Russia will continue to have a "prickly relationship" with no clear change in Vladimir Putin's intentions towards Ukraine, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.
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Mixed reviews for UK Eurovision song

Sunday, March 8th 2015, 11:52

Reactions have been mixed after the announcement that Electro Velvet will be this year's UK entry for the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna.
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Murray 'confident' of beating Isner

Saturday, March 7th 2015, 19:54

Andy Murray goes into Sunday's Davis Cup match with John Isner confident he can win the tie for Britain, says brother Jamie.
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GB Davis Cup tie goes to final day

Saturday, March 7th 2015, 17:02
related countries: United States United States

Britain will take a 2-1 advantage into the final day of their Davis Cup tie with USA after losing an epic doubles contest.
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Homeless Sierra Leone athlete held

Saturday, March 7th 2015, 16:48
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
related places: London

A sprinter from Sierra Leone who has been sleeping rough on the streets of London is facing deportation after being arrested.
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Miliband: 'Don't risk voting SNP'

Saturday, March 7th 2015, 13:32
related places: Edinburgh

Labour leader Ed Miliband tells party members in Edinburgh that if the Scottish electorate vote SNP in May they risk handing power to the Tories.
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Sexist abuse claims at England game

Saturday, March 7th 2015, 13:10
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Claims that a group of British soldiers shouted sexist abuse at the Australian women's team are being investigated.
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Every police force facing major cuts

Saturday, March 7th 2015, 11:39

Every police force in England and Wales is preparing to deal with major budget cuts over the next five years, BBC research finds.
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Johnson-Thompson wins pentathlon

Friday, March 6th 2015, 18:09
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: Prague

Katarina Johnson-Thompson breaks the British record as she claims the European Indoor pentathlon title in Prague.
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Thomas Cook shares jump on China deal

Friday, March 6th 2015, 16:58
related countries: China China

Shares in Thomas Cook jump nearly 25% on news Chinese conglomerate Fosun, which owns Club Med, has bought a 5% stake in the UK travel company.
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Boy, 13, admits party row murder

Friday, March 6th 2015, 15:23
related places: London

A 13-year-old boy admits murdering a man after an argument about a party in north London.
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Pair jailed for Ayesha Ali killing

Friday, March 6th 2015, 12:50
related places: London

A mother and her lover are jailed for the manslaughter of her eight-year-old daughter, Ayesha Ali, in east London.
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Migrant population 'up 565,000'

Friday, March 6th 2015, 12:47

The migrant population of England has risen by 565,000 since 2011, with two-thirds coming from the EU, analysis by the University of Oxford estimates.
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Dozens arrested in cybercrime raids

Friday, March 6th 2015, 12:23

The UK's National Crime Agency (NCA) has mounted a "strike week" against suspected hackers resulting in 56 arrests.
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Congo officials 'similar to rebels'

Friday, March 6th 2015, 12:09
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Abuse and exploitation in government-controlled areas in eastern DR Congo are almost as bad as when they were held by rebels, says UK charity Oxfam.
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Drivers get 10-minute parking leeway

Friday, March 6th 2015, 10:10

Drivers will get 10 minutes' grace before being fined if they stay too long in council-owned car parks in England, the government announces.
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Do more for Hong Kong, MPs urge

Friday, March 6th 2015, 3:45
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

The government should speak up in support of democracy in Hong Kong or risk damage to the UK's reputation there, MPs say.
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End 'fixation' with A&E wait target

Friday, March 6th 2015, 0:28

The four-hour waiting time target for NHS accident and emergency units across the UK should be downgraded as it is distorting priorities, experts say.
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Friday's gossip column

Friday, March 6th 2015, 0:15
related places: Chelsea, Liverpool

Hodgson wants extended stay as England boss, Matic offered new Chelsea deal, Arsenal and Liverpool chase Morata, plus more.
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Film-maker defends India rape film

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 19:09
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

A British film-maker defends her documentary about the 2012 gang rape in Delhi, hours after Indian authorities launch a slew of legal action.
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Warburton and Biggar fit for Wales

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 13:26
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Biggar, Cardiff

Wales captain Sam Warburton and fly-half Dan Biggar are passed fit for the Six Nations match against Ireland in Cardiff.
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India threatens BBC over rape film

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 13:24
related countries: India India

India's home minister says action will be taken after the BBC aired a documentary in the UK featuring an interview with a convicted rapist.
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Gift Horse trots in Trafalgar Square

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 13:04

Gift Horse, a skeletal sculpture which displays a live feed from the London Stock Exchange, has been unveiled on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square.
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UK rates mark six years at 0.5%

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 12:00

UK interest rates are kept unchanged again by the Bank of England, meaning they have now been at their record low of 0.5% for six years.
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Fraud office probes Bank auctions

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 11:44

The Serious Fraud Office is investigating liquidity auctions held by the Bank of England during the financial crisis, the Bank says.
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Terror arrest release 'risked lives'

Thursday, March 5th 2015, 7:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Manchester, Atlantic

A man convicted in the USA of a trans-Atlantic terror plot including an attack in Manchester was wrongly released in the UK, a former detective says.
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VIDEO: Surveillance footage of Abid Naseer

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 22:50
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

A Pakistani man extradited from the UK to the US has been convicted for plotting attacks in several countries.
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Tracey Ullman returns in BBC comedy

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 21:27

Tracey Ullman is to return to the BBC with her own comedy series, some 30 years after she was a regular face on British TV.
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Oligarch given North Sea deadline

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 19:52
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman has seven days to convince the UK government not to force him to sell newly acquired oil and gas assets in the North Sea.
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UK bomb plot suspect found guilty

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 19:17
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

A Pakistani man extradited from the UK to the US has been found guilty of plotting bomb attacks in several countries.
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Farage: Get migration back to normal

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 15:58

Nigel Farage sets out UKIP's plan to cut work-related immigration to the UK but rules out setting a target, as David Cameron and Ed Miliband clash over the issue.
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Club lifts 128-year ban on females

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 15:22

A British Open Championship venue lifts its ban on female memberships for the first time in its 128-year history.
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Pietersen England return 'untenable'

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 14:18

Kevin Pietersen's return to the England team would be "untenable", says former one-day captain Adam Hollioake.
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VIDEO: Fears for future of Ebola orphanage

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 13:46
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

There is growing concern about the future of an orphanage run by a British charity in Sierra Leone, after one member of staff died last week from Ebola.
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Explicit art shown through peephole

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 12:20
related places: London

A controversial pornographic artwork on display in London can only be viewed through a peephole, to prevent it being seen by minors.
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Former UK marine 'killed in Syria'

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 11:10
related countries: Syria Syria

An ex-Royal Marine has become the first Briton to be killed while fighting with Kurdish forces against Islamic State in Syria, a Kurdish militia says.
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Court backs UK in euro trading case

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 10:55

The UK has won a court ruling against the European Central Bank which could have forced British firms handling large euro transactions to be based in the eurozone.
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Board of bank giant foregoes bonuses

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 9:50

UK bank Standard Chartered reports a steep fall in full-year profits after a "tough year" and foregoes bonuses for its directors.
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Broad admits to injury 'nightmares'

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 6:59

England's Stuart Broad says he is yet to get over the mental scars of being hit in the face by a bouncer last year.
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UK government sells Eurostar stake

Wednesday, March 4th 2015, 0:07
related countries: Canada Canada

The UK government says it is selling its 40% stake in the cross-Channel train operator Eurostar to an Anglo-Canadian consortium for £757.1m.
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England's Broad rejects 'fear' claim

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 20:04

Stuart Broad says claims England are "playing with fear" are wide of the mark despite a poor start to the World Cup.
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Disgraced Rolf Harris stripped of CBE

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 18:55

Disgraced former entertainer Rolf Harris has been stripped of his CBE, according to an official announcement in the London Gazette.
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'Slim' chance of Pietersen comeback

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 18:49

Kevin Pietersen has little chance of making an England comeback, says former team-mate Matthew Hoggard.
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Sex abuse on industrial scale - PM

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 16:10

Children in the UK have suffered sexual abuse on an "industrial scale" with authorities failing to tackle the problem, David Cameron has said.
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Conductor Simon Rattle to join LSO

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 14:06

Sir Simon Rattle, one of the world's leading conductors, is to take over as music director at the London Symphony Orchestra from September 2017.
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Terry to be offered new Chelsea deal

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 13:36
related places: Chelsea

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho "guarantees" former England captain John Terry will still be a Blues player next season.
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Prince promotes UK and Paddington

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 13:01
related countries: China China
related places: Cambridge

The Duke of Cambridge promotes British business and meets Paddington bear, as his tour of China continues.
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Ex-Spurs midfielder Mackay dies

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 11:51
related places: Derby

Former Tottenham, Derby, Hearts and Scotland midfielder Dave Mackay dies, aged 80.
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VIDEO: Spy inside al-Qaeda goes public

Tuesday, March 3rd 2015, 8:23

An agent who infiltrated al-Qaeda on behalf of British intelligence has spoken to the BBC for the first time, the BBC's Gordon Corera reports.
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Tinder to charge over-28s more

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 21:28

Dating app Tinder announces it will charge the over-28s nearly four times as much for its premium features as it does younger users in the UK.
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England footballer in sex arrest

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 20:53
related places: Sunderland

England and Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson is arrested and bailed on suspicion of sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl.
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UK to pioneer lagoon power plants

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 17:09

Plans to generate electricity from the world's first series of tidal lagoons are unveiled in the UK, with sites proposed in Wales, Somerset and Cumbria.
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Prince William meets China president

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 14:51
related countries: China China
related places: Cambridge

The Duke of Cambridge meets Chinese President Xi Jinping, as the prince begins the highest-profile UK royal visit to China in nearly 30 years.
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New 'Chelsea fans' racism claim

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 14:21
related places: Chelsea, London, Manchester

Police launch an investigation after reports of racist and abusive behaviour from a group of Chelsea fans on a train from London to Manchester.
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Terry rules out England return

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 12:03
related places: Chelsea, Wembley

Chelsea skipper John Terry hails the atmosphere at Wembley but rules out a return to the England team.
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UK cuts 'concern' head of US Army

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 11:49
related countries: United States United States

The US Army's most senior general says he is "very concerned" about the impact spending cuts will have on the strength of the UK's armed forces.
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Pietersen to work on England return

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 9:38

Kevin Pietersen says he will try to secure a return to the England side after ECB chairman Colin Graves' encouraging words.
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Director general warns of BBC decay

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 8:59

A BBC "reduced in impact and reach" will leave Britain "diminished", the corporation's director general Tony Hall will warn in a speech.
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VIDEO: How tidal lagoon power plants work

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 7:57

The BBC's Roger Harrabin has been to the site of one of six tidal lagoons planned in the UK to see how it would work.
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VIDEO: Prince William welcomed in China

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 7:46
related countries: China China
related places: Cambridge

The Duke of Cambridge has met Chinese President Xi Jinping, as the prince begins the highest-profile UK royal visit to China in nearly 30 years.
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Drug drivers targeted by new rules

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 4:28

New regulations aimed at stamping out drug driving, including the first legal limits on cannabis and cocaine, come into force in England and Wales.
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Excessive salaries 'damage' UK firms

Monday, March 2nd 2015, 0:02

Public anger over the size of top executives' salaries is damaging the reputation of UK firms, according to a survey of business leaders.
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Oligarch faces North Sea deal block

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 23:54
related countries: Russia Russia

The UK government says it will block the sale of 12 North Sea oil and gas fields to Russian oligarch Mikhail Fridman.
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VIDEO: CCTV of missing girls on way to Syria

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 22:44
related countries: Syria Syria

CCTV images have emerged showing the three British teenage girls who are believed to have gone to Syria to join Islamic State.
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Lib Dems want extra £1bn bank levy

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 22:26

Lib Dem Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander is calling for an extra £1bn tax on Britain's banks to help pay off the deficit.
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Sturgeon calls for wind power boost

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 17:58

UK government budgets for offshore wind are unlikely to support Scotland's future ambitions to develop the industry, the first minister says.
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Ireland 19-9 England

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 16:41
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

Ireland remain on course for a Six Nations Grand Slam after a convincing 19-9 win over England in Dublin.
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Graves leaves door open on Pietersen

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 14:15

Incoming England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Colin Graves leaves the door open for an England return for Kevin Pietersen.
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Sri Lanka thump England in World Cup

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 12:54
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England slip to a third crushing defeat in four World Cup games as Sri Lanka chase 310 to win by nine wickets.
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Nichols: 'Test parties on migration'

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 11:28

Politicians should be "tested" on their approach to immigration, the head of the Catholic church in England and Wales says, adding he is "dismayed" it is a big issue.
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CCTV shows UK girls on way to Syria

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 10:56
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

New CCTV pictures appear to show three UK girls on the Turkish leg of what is believed to have been their journey to join Islamic State in Syria.
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Morgan blames bowlers after defeat

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 8:22
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England captain Eoin Morgan criticises his bowlers after the nine-wicket humbling by Sri Lanka at the World Cup.
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A Welsh enclave in America

Sunday, March 1st 2015, 1:20

How St David's Day is marked in one community far from Wales
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Scotland 19-22 Italy

Saturday, February 28th 2015, 16:16

Italy claim their first Six Nations win of this season's championship by beating Scotland at Murrayfield.
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First-time buyers get 20% discount

Saturday, February 28th 2015, 12:46

First-time home buyers aged under 40 in England can now register to buy new homes at a discount of up to a fifth off the normal price.
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England women win NZ ODI series

Saturday, February 28th 2015, 8:17
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England's women defeated New Zealand by five wickets in the final ODI between the sides, and sealed the series victory.
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UK 'must prepare for Russian threat'

Saturday, February 28th 2015, 6:35
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia has become a danger to Britain and the country must be prepared to take steps to defend itself and its allies, the former head of MI6 says.
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Nepalese officer 'ordered torture'

Friday, February 27th 2015, 20:18
related countries: Nepal Nepal

A Nepalese army officer ordered the torture of two suspected rebels during the country's civil war, a British court hears.
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Labour pledges £6,000 tuition fees

Friday, February 27th 2015, 17:06

Ed Miliband says £9,000 tuition fees in England have been a "disaster" and promises Labour would fund a reduction by cutting tax relief on high earners' pensions.
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BA owner reports soaring profits

Friday, February 27th 2015, 13:27

International Airlines Group (IAG) reports a big jump in annual profits and raises its forecast for 2015 after a "remarkable" turnaround at Spanish airline Iberia.
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