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Snow falls amid weather warnings

Saturday, December 27th 2014, 0:11

Snow, sleet and rain fall in parts of the UK with one airport diverting flights, and forecasters warning of further travel disruption.
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VIDEO: Thai murder testimony put on hold

Friday, December 26th 2014, 14:58
related countries: Thailand Thailand

The trial of two men accused of murdering two British holidaymakers on the Thai island of Koh Tao has got under way, the BBC's Jonathan Head reports.
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Former England cricketer Pullar dies

Friday, December 26th 2014, 14:02

Former Lancashire and Gloucestershire batsman Geoff Pullar, who played 28 Tests for England, dies aged 79.
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Judge postpones Thai murder testimony

Friday, December 26th 2014, 12:01
related countries: Burma Burma, Thailand Thailand

The judge in the trial of two Burmese men accused of the murder of two British tourists in Thailand postpones witness testimony until July.
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Life choices 'behind many cancers'

Friday, December 26th 2014, 2:40
related places: More

More than four in 10 cancers - 600,000 in the UK alone - could be prevented if people led healthier lives, say experts.
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VIDEO: Catholic leaders pray for persecuted

Thursday, December 25th 2014, 9:49

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales, asked the congregation at midnight Mass in Westminster Cathedral to pray for victims of persecution.
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Leaders kick off Boxing Day action

Thursday, December 25th 2014, 9:30
related places: Chelsea, Stamford Bridge, West Ham

Chelsea meet West Ham at Stamford Bridge in the first of Boxing Day's 46 fixtures across England's top four divisions.
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SFA rejects Ashley's Gers stake hike

Wednesday, December 24th 2014, 13:41
related places: Ashley

The Scottish FA board rejects Mike Ashley's request to raise his shareholding in Rangers International Football Club to 29.9%.
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UK productivity shows small rise

Wednesday, December 24th 2014, 13:07

UK workers managed to increase their output per hour by 0.6% in the July-to-September period, the Office for National Statistics has said.
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Broad agreement brokered in NI talks

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 22:33

A broad agreement is brokered on some key issues in the cross-party Northern Ireland talks.
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Hartley banned for three weeks

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 19:53
related places: Leicester, Northampton

Northampton and England hooker Dylan Hartley is banned for three weeks for elbowing Leicester's Matt Smith.
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Syria strikes 'kill 1,100 militants'

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 15:43
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Three months of US-led air strikes have killed at least 1,171 people, mostly Islamic State militants in Syria, a UK-based monitoring group says.
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UK economic growth revised down

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 12:45

The UK economy has grown more slowly than previously thought, official figures show, and the current account deficit has widened.
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Ebola nurse to deliver C4 message

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 10:31

British Ebola survivor William Pooley is to deliver The Alternative Christmas Message on Channel 4 this year.
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NI talks continue through the night

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 10:08

Northern Ireland politicians negotiate through the night in a last-ditch attempt to reach agreement on key issues, including flags, parades and welfare reform.
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Cook aiming to 'enjoy cricket again'

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 21:41

Alastair Cook says he wants to start "enjoying my cricket again" after losing his position as England one-day captain.
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Carrick is England's best - Ferguson

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 20:39

Sir Alex Ferguson describes Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick as "the best English player in the game".
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NFL player donates pay to ill child

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 14:33

British NFL player Menelik Watson donates his match payment to the family of an ill four-year-old girl.
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Qatar sponsorship deal for Goodwood

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 13:22
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Glorious Goodwood will be rebranded the Qatar Goodwood Festival in a 10-year sponsorship deal, the biggest in British racing.
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England remain grounded - Hodgson

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 12:52

Roy Hodgson says England are not getting carried away despite the positive start they have made to Euro 2016 qualifying.
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IMF cuts blamed for Ebola spread

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 11:09

Spending cuts imposed by the International Monetary Fund may have contributed to the rapid spread of Ebola in West Africa, UK-based researchers say.
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Actress Billie Whitelaw dies aged 82

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 10:10
related places: London

Acclaimed actress Billie Whitelaw, who starred on stage and screen and worked in close collaboration with Samuel Beckett, dies in London.
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Job creation likely in 2015 says CBI

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 6:56

Half of UK firms plan to expand their workforce next year, with more permanent jobs being created than temporary ones, the CBI business lobby group says.
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FBI talks over Lockerbie bombing

Sunday, December 21st 2014, 18:11
related places: Lockerbie

Scotland's top law officer has met the director of the FBI to discuss progress in the investigation into the Lockerbie bombing.
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Ambulance wait times 'may increase'

Sunday, December 21st 2014, 14:45

Target times for ambulances to reach some seriously ill patients in England could be lengthened, a document leaked to the BBC shows.
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Pietersen exclusion is 'ludicrous'

Sunday, December 21st 2014, 13:13
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Former Australian batsman Matthew Hayden tells the BBC that Kevin Pietersen should be in the England World Cup squad.
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Morgan missed England captain calls

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 20:20

England one-day captain Eoin Morgan "misses 20 phone calls" from England selector James Whitaker offering him the role.
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Lockerbie bomber's guilt reaffirmed

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 19:05
related places: Lockerbie

Scotland's top prosecutor says there is no evidence to suggest Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi is innocent.
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£1.2bn spent on 'Panic Saturday'

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 15:08

UK shoppers are expected to spend a record £1.2bn buying Christmas presents and groceries on what researchers are calling "Panic Saturday".
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Ballance in England World Cup squad

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 11:47
related countries: Australia Australia

Gary Ballance is recalled to England's one-day squad for next month's tri-series in Australia and the World Cup.
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Cook 'gutted' to miss World Cup

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 9:48

Alastair Cook is "disappointed" to be left out of England's World Cup squad after Eoin Morgan is named new one-day captain.
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Migration system 'in intensive care'

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 8:26

A parliamentary committee warns ministers over UK exit controls, record-keeping and the use of a net migration target.
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Saturday's gossip column

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 7:50
related places: Liverpool

Arsenal and Liverpool target AC Milan striker, QPR want to sign England man, Roberto Soldado apologises, plus more.
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Cook timing naughty, says Harmison

Friday, December 19th 2014, 23:49

The timing of Alastair Cook's removal as England one-day captain was "naughty", according to Steve Harmison.
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Cook removed as England ODI captain

Friday, December 19th 2014, 17:00

Alastair Cook is replaced by Eoin Morgan as England's one-day captain, less than two months before the World Cup.
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Women could join British infantry

Friday, December 19th 2014, 11:41

Women could be allowed to serve in British infantry units for the first time by 2016, subject to a review into female soldiers.
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Williams 'not bitter' despite injury

Friday, December 19th 2014, 6:54

Wales international Owen Williams says he does not feel any bitterness about his situation after suffering a major spinal injury.
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Fugitive in light aircraft arrest

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 17:52

One of the UK's most wanted fugitives is arrested while attempting to return to Britain in a light aircraft.
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Aer Lingus rejects bid by BA owner

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 17:05

British Airways owner IAG says that Irish carrier Aer Lingus has rejected its takeover offer.
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Three 'murders' part of abuse inquiry

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 16:10
related places: London

Detectives are investigating three alleged murders as part of an inquiry into historical child abuse involving politicians and establishment figures, as they appeal for information about an apartment block in London.
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Not too late to drop Cook - Hussain

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 11:24

There is still time for England to replace Alastair Cook as captain for the World Cup, says ex-skipper Nasser Hussain.
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Retail sales boosted by Black Friday

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 11:05

UK retail sales rose at their fastest annual rate in more than 10 years in November, thanks to the effects of Black Friday.
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EU court gives UK visa direction

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 11:00

The UK cannot block non-EU family members coming to the county from Europe without a travel permit, European judges say.
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Councils braced for funding cuts

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 6:59

Councils in England are to learn later how much money they will have to spend on local services such as waste collection and road maintenance in 2015-16.
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George III drawing is uncovered

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 6:03

An eccentric architectural plan thought to have been drawn by King George III during his period of "madness" is discovered at the British Library.
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UK using less energy, report finds

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 0:38

People in the UK are using less energy, even though the economy is growing, new figures confirm.
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Last orders for LA British boozer

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 0:33

LA's British ex-pat haven the Cat and Fiddle pub goes dark
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VIDEO: Pakistan attack 'darkest day of my life'

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 18:30

BBC News speaks to Shah Jehan, a UK relative of two young boys who died in the Peshawar school attack.
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UK army murder claims 'were lies'

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 14:57
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Allegations of murder and torture made against British soldiers by Iraqi detainees after a 2004 battle were "deliberate lies", the Al-Sweady Inquiry rules.
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Car smoke ban 'to start in October'

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 14:22

Smoking in cars with children will be banned in England, under new laws put forward by the government.
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UK sees pick-up in wage growth

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 13:59

Wage growth picked up in the three months to October and outstripped the rise in the cost of living, while unemployment fell again, official figures show.
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City of Angels returns to London

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 13:24
related places: London

Two decades after its London premiere, City of Angels returns to the stage at London's Donmar Warehouse.
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Church appoints first female bishop

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 11:28

The first female bishop for the Church of England has been announced as vicar Reverend Libby Lane, just a month after the historic change to canon law.
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Fishermen criticise 'ramshackle' ban

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 11:01
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

The Scottish Fishermen's Federation criticise a ban on discarding unwanted fish into the sea as being "without a sensible legal platform".
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UK Iraq abuse inquiry to report

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 9:22
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A long-running public inquiry into alleged abuse carried out by British soldiers in Iraq is due to report later.
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Whitehall wins top comedy award again

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 8:49

Comedian and Bad Education star Jack Whitehall is named 'king of comedy' at the British Comedy Awards for the third year in succession.
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Dixons Carphone sees strong trading

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 8:36
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Newly merged Dixons Carphone says it saw a "barnstorming performance" in the UK and Ireland, but "tougher" conditions in its smaller European business.
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Food giant offered 'unreasonable' deal

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 1:29

UK food manufacturer 2 Sisters is setting "beyond unreasonable" terms in proposed contract agreements, one of its suppliers tells the BBC.
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Made in Ghana, bass-ed in London

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 1:21
related countries: Ghana Ghana
related places: London

Remixing Ghanaian rhythms for UK dance floors
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VIDEO: Could this be the last Dalai Lama?

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 23:17
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

The UK has been soft on China over the Hong Kong protest because Britain is economically weak, the Dalai Lama suggests.
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Cook uncertain of World Cup role

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 20:28

England's Alastair Cook says he does not know if he will captain the one-day international team in the 2015 World Cup.
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Boy, 13, charged with knife murder

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 20:27
related places: Edmonton, London

A 13-year-old boy is charged with murdering a 53-year-old man who was stabbed to death as he entered his north London home.
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Daltrey illness hits Who O2 shows

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 18:04
related places: London, Rock

Rock band The Who postpone two concerts in London as frontman Roger Daltrey is suffering from a throat infection.
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Top seed David sees off Whitlock

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 17:45

Seven-time champion Nicol David beats England's Emily Whitlock to reach the Women's World Squash Championship last eight.
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Kerry discusses Israel pull-out bid

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 17:28
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States
related places: London

US Secretary of State John Kerry meets the chief Palestinian negotiator in London over moves to set a timetable for an end to the Israeli occupation.
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England end tour with heavy defeat

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 16:52
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Tillakaratne Dilshan hits 101 and takes 3-37 to condemn England to an 87-run defeat and seal a 5-2 series win for Sri Lanka.
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Mr Turner leads UK critics awards

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 13:53

Mr Turner, director Mike Leigh's biopic about the British landscape painter JMW Turner, is nominated for seven awards by the London Film Critics' Circle.
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Cheaper fuel cuts UK inflation to 1%

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 12:16

Lower fuel prices have pushed the UK's rate of inflation down to a 12-year low, official statistics show.
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Failed London bombers lose appeal

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 11:03
related places: London

Four men jailed over a failed plot to bomb the London transport network on 21 July 2005 lose an appeal at the European Court of Human Rights.
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Co-op fails banking stress tests

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 8:27

The Co-operative Bank has failed a "stress test" carried out by the Bank of England to assess major UK lenders' ability to withstand another financial crisis.
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UK embassy in Egypt reopens to public

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 8:21
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The British embassy in Egypt reopens to the public after it was forced to close for security reasons in early December.
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MPs urge changes to new planning law

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 1:34

The government's flagship planning policy has seen "inappropriate and unwanted" housing development spring up across England, MPs have said.
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Australian lender sells UK loans

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 0:33
related countries: Aruba Aruba

National Australia Bank sells nearly $2bn of bad loans in the UK as part of a strategy to exit an unprofitable business.
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Five boys held over man's murder

Monday, December 15th 2014, 14:45
related places: Enfield

Five boys aged between 13 and 14 are arrested on suspicion of murdering a 52-year-old man in north London, following a row believed to be linked to a party in a block of flats.
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Police cuts 'will endanger public'

Monday, December 15th 2014, 7:34

Public safety is at risk unless radical measures are taken to deal with funding cuts within police forces, Britain's most senior policeman warns.
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PM attacks Labour's economy 'gamble'

Monday, December 15th 2014, 0:01

David Cameron is to turn his fire on Labour's economic plans, saying they would permanently add to the UK's debt.
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England women win BBC team award

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 22:06

England's Women's Rugby World Cup winners claim the Team of the Year award at the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year.
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Ronson's Uptown Funk at number one

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 19:00

Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk, which was rush-released after an X Factor cover topped iTunes, leads the UK singles chart.
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UK body seeks uncensored CIA report

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 18:24
related countries: United States United States

A parliamentary committee will act "without fear or favour" to establish if the UK played any role in the CIA's interrogation programme, its chairman says.
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Celtic 4-1 St Mirren

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 14:50

Celtic move six points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership with a comfortable victory over St Mirren.
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Khan beats Alexander to defend title

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 6:36

Britain's Amir Khan defends his WBC Silver welterweight title with a unanimous decision against Devon Alexander in Las Vegas.
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'Hundreds' of UK troops to go to Iraq

Saturday, December 13th 2014, 21:21
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Hundreds of British troops will be sent to Iraq in the New Year, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says.
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Airports recover after system failure

Saturday, December 13th 2014, 19:03
related places: Heathrow

Airports are returning to normal, although about 40 flights were cancelled at Heathrow, the day after a computer failure at the UK's air traffic control centre.
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Cook vows to remain as ODI captain

Saturday, December 13th 2014, 15:50

Alastair Cook says he will still be England captain into next year despite losing a fourth successive one-day series.
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Air traffic glitch 'not seen before'

Saturday, December 13th 2014, 14:47

Widespread disruption at UK airports was caused by a computer system failure "which has not been seen before", National Air Traffic Services says.
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Murphy named Scottish Labour leader

Saturday, December 13th 2014, 13:28

Former Scottish Secretary Jim Murphy is named as the new leader of the Scottish Labour Party.
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Sri Lanka beat England to win series

Saturday, December 13th 2014, 11:52
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Kumar Sangakkara leads Sri Lanka to a 4-2 one-day series victory over England on a miserable day for Alastair Cook.
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UK flights hit by computer failure

Friday, December 12th 2014, 23:26
related places: London

Passengers are facing widespread disruption after a serious computer failure at the UK's air traffic control centre grounded and diverted flights.
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McCoist 'still committed to Rangers'

Friday, December 12th 2014, 20:10

Ally McCoist hands in his notice but says he is still committed to Rangers, who cannot afford to pay him off.
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Man faces removal over UK wife's pay

Friday, December 12th 2014, 18:33
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A man from South Africa faces deportation with his family after his British wife is deemed not to be earning enough by an immigration panel.
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Pressure still on England - Mathews

Friday, December 12th 2014, 18:08

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews says England remain under pressure ahead of Saturday's sixth ODI between the sides.
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Langridge & Ellis win Italian title

Friday, December 12th 2014, 17:42
related countries: Italy Italy

England's Chris Langridge and Marcus Ellis win badminton men's doubles at the Italian International to claim their first title.
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UK defends actions over CIA report

Friday, December 12th 2014, 15:01
related countries: United States United States

The UK reveals it requested redactions in a report on CIA interrogation, but insists none concerned claims of British involvement in prisoner mistreatment.
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No NI deal but PM pledges more cash

Friday, December 12th 2014, 14:05

David Cameron leaves talks at Stormont in Northern Ireland saying a deal was not possible but offering "financial firepower" for one.
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Prince hails WW1 truce memorial

Friday, December 12th 2014, 12:21
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Cambridge

A memorial to the Christmas Truce in World War One - when British and German soldiers stopped fighting and played football - is dedicated by the Duke of Cambridge.
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Fall in UK construction output

Friday, December 12th 2014, 11:17

Output in the UK construction industry suffered a sharp fall in October, official figures have shown.
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Hospitals struggling as winter hits

Friday, December 12th 2014, 11:07

A&E units across the UK are struggling to hit their waiting time target as winter hits, latest figures show.
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Water bills to fall 'by 5%' by 2020

Friday, December 12th 2014, 10:38

Water bills for England and Wales will fall by an average of 5% - not including inflation - by 2020, the regulator Ofwat rules.
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Boys' self-harm A&E visits 'rising'

Friday, December 12th 2014, 7:09

The number of young boys admitted into accident and emergency units in England for self-harm is at a five-year high, new figures show.
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Christie's India sales net $12m

Friday, December 12th 2014, 5:38
related countries: India India
related places: London

London-based auction house Christie's raises more than $12m at its second art sale in India, exceeding its pre-sale expectations.
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