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Court allows Charles letters release

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 15:39
related places: Charles

The Supreme Court says letters by Prince Charles to government departments can be published, after a campaign by the Guardian newspaper.
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MPs warn on growth of UK jihadists

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 15:31
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

Not enough is being done to prevent people leaving the UK to join Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, a group of MPs warns.
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Breaking Bad to get full UK TV run

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 14:09
related countries: United States United States

Cult US drama Breaking Bad is to be broadcast in full on UK terrestrial television for the first time.
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Student cleared of terror attack plan

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 12:35
related places: Law, London

Law student Erol Incedal is cleared at the Old Bailey of charge of planning terror attack.
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UK retail sales up 0.7% in February

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 10:35

UK retail sales grow more strongly than expected, up 0.7% in February from the previous month, helped by the recovery in the housing market.
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UK to train 'moderate Syria forces'

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 10:14
related countries: Syria Syria

Britain to provide military training to "Syrian moderate opposition forces", Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says
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'Unhealthiest High Streets' revealed

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 2:55
related places: Preston

Preston tops a league table of the UK's "unhealthiest High Streets" according to the Royal Society for Public Health.
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HMRC 'failing to check tax reliefs'

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 0:12

The UK's tax authority has been accused by MPs of failing to properly monitor the system of tax reliefs.
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FA plans contract talks with Hodgson

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 22:30

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke plans contract talks with England boss Roy Hodgson within the next year.
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Major 'skunk' cannabis seizure in NI

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 21:58

Fifteen people are arrested as part of an international investigation into the supply of 'skunk' cannabis into Northern Ireland.
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Scotland 1-0 Northern Ireland

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 21:49

Christophe Berra scores late winning goal for patient Scotland against a game and well-organised Northern Ireland side.
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Alps air crash 'killed three Britons'

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 21:15

At least three Britons died in the Alps air crash that killed 150 people, UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.
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Rose withdraws from England squad

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 20:45
related countries: Italy Italy, Lithuania Lithuania
related places: Tottenham

Tottenham defender Danny Rose pulls out of the England squad to face Lithuania and Italy due to injury.
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Charles Taylor to stay in UK jail

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 18:40
related countries: Liberia Liberia, Rwanda Rwanda

Former Liberian President Charles Taylor is ordered to serve the rest of his jail term in the UK, after losing a request to be transferred to Rwanda.
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Cameron apology over infected blood

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 17:27

Prime Minister David Cameron apologises on behalf of the British government to victims of the contaminated blood scandal.
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Ruling on Kercher murder delayed

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 15:07
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy's top court delays a decision on whether to uphold the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of UK student Meredith Kercher.
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Pietersen completes Surrey deal

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 13:56

Kevin Pietersen rejoins Surrey for the 2015 season as he steps up his bid to earn an England recall.
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'No convincing case' for £50bn HS2

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 8:10
related places: London

The UK government has not shown why it needs to spend £50bn building the HS2 rail link between London and the North, says a House of Lords committee.
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Britons 'likely' on board Alps plane

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 5:26
related countries: France France

It is "sadly likely" there were some British nationals on board the plane that crashed in the French Alps, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.
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More women join FTSE 100 boards

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 0:12

Britain's biggest companies have doubled the number of female directors, but some smaller firms still have all-male boards.
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England performance 'unacceptable'

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 16:53

RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie says a fourth consecutive second place for England in the Six Nations "is not acceptable".
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UK inflation rate falls to zero

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 16:23

The UK's inflation rate fell to 0% in February, the lowest since records began, official figures show.
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UK to boost Falklands defences

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 14:11
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon sets out plans to "modernise" Britain's defences of the Falkland Islands.
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Welsh FA upset over Gill nomination

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 9:37

FAW president Trefor Lloyd Hughes accuses England of not keeping to an agreement on who should have the next British Fifa vice-presidency.
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Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 9:06

Tesco is facing potential legal action from UK institutional shareholders following its accounting scandal.
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US warns UK banks over crisis plans

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 8:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Bank

Bank regulators in the United States have criticised two UK banks for failing to make adequate provisions in the event of their collapse.
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Libya 'security threat' to UK say MPs

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 5:35

Libya's collapse since the overthrow of Colonel Gaddafi has turned it into a potential security threat to the UK, the Foreign Affairs Committee says.
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Devolution plans 'rushed through'

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 2:25

UK government proposals for further devolution for Scotland were rushed through with insufficient consultation, a parliamentary report warns.
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Ex-tax chief 'surprised' over HSBC

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 1:21
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Former senior tax official Dave Hartnett expresses "surprise" that just one person was prosecuted in the UK over alleged tax evasion by clients of HSBC's Swiss arm.
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Injured Sturridge out for England

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 22:35
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania

Striker Daniel Sturridge will miss England's Euro 2016 qualifier with Lithuania on Friday with a hip injury.
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UK 'risks economic blow' outside EU

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 16:57

Leaving the EU could cost the UK economy 2.2% of total output (GDP) by 2030, a study by the think-tank Open Europe says.
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UK will not tolerate extremists - May

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 16:39

Islamist extremists in the UK will be subject to disruptive measures such as banning orders and closures of premises, Home Secretary Theresa May says.
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Neil Fox charged with sex assaults

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 16:00

British DJ Neil Fox has been charged with nine sex offences involving six people, of whom three were children, Scotland Yard says.
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RBS to cut stake in US bank Citizens

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 15:49
related countries: United States United States

The Royal Bank of Scotland is selling more of its stake in the US bank Citizens as it continues to focus on the UK market.
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Injured Lallana out of England squad

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 12:28
related countries: Italy Italy, Lithuania Lithuania
related places: Liverpool

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana withdraws from the England squad to face Lithuania and Italy with a groin injury.
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Security guards 'working illegally'

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 6:02

Fraud in the licensing of security guards potentially working in some of the UK's most sensitive sites is exposed by a BBC investigation.
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Warning of UK mosquito disease threat

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 3:16

Mosquitoes could bring diseases such as dengue fever and West Nile virus to the UK within the next few decades, disease experts are warning.
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VIDEO: How jets land on US anti-IS warship

Sunday, March 22nd 2015, 23:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

One of America's largest and most technically advanced aircraft carriers - the USS Theodore Roosevelt - has just docked in Britain.
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VIDEO: UK medics feared to be in Syria

Sunday, March 22nd 2015, 22:42
related countries: Syria Syria

At least nine British medical students and doctors are feared to have travelled to Syria to work in areas controlled by Islamic State.
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Fears UK medics crossed into Syria

Sunday, March 22nd 2015, 17:27
related countries: Syria Syria

Nine British medical students and doctors are feared to have travelled to Syria to work in areas controlled by Islamic State militants.
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Irish win Women's Six Nations title

Sunday, March 22nd 2015, 14:50
related countries: France France, Ireland Ireland

Ireland crush Scotland 73-3 to secure the Women's Six Nations Championship on points difference from France.
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Cook fails on first-class return

Sunday, March 22nd 2015, 11:21
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Abu Dhabi

England Test captain Alastair Cook is dismissed for just three playing for the MCC against Yorkshire in Abu Dhabi.
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Neighbours songwriter Trent dies

Sunday, March 22nd 2015, 7:58
related places: Trent

British singer-songwriter Jackie Trent, known for penning the theme to TV soap Neighbours, and hits by Petula Clark and Frank Sinatra has died aged 74.
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No bad deal with Iran, powers vow

Saturday, March 21st 2015, 22:33
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: London

Western powers meeting in London promise they will not accept a "bad deal" with Iran on its nuclear activity, as deadlines for agreement loom.
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Briton 'dies in Thailand shooting'

Saturday, March 21st 2015, 19:51
related countries: Thailand Thailand

The Foreign Office is investigating reports that a British man has died at a shooting range in southern Thailand.
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Irish win Six Nations after epic day

Saturday, March 21st 2015, 19:04
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Ireland retain the Six Nations title after an extraordinary final day ends with England falling six points short of glory.
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Wales beat Italy but lose title race

Saturday, March 21st 2015, 19:00
related countries: Italy Italy

Wales thump Italy 61-20, but Ireland's 40-10 victory in Scotland means they lift the Six Nations trophy, despite England's nail-biting performance at Twickenham.
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Scotland 10-40 Ireland

Saturday, March 21st 2015, 16:43
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Defending champions Ireland move into pole position in the Six Nations title race with a record win in Scotland.
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VIDEO: Diary of a Prince super-fan

Saturday, March 21st 2015, 0:00

From London to Minneapolis to probe one of Prince's secrets
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Comic Mel Brooks gets BFI honour

Friday, March 20th 2015, 21:30

Comedy legend Mel Brooks says he is "deeply honoured" to receive an outstanding achievement award from the British Film Institute.
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BA told of pilot's abuse, say victims

Friday, March 20th 2015, 17:07
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Uganda Uganda

New evidence indicating British Airways could have done more to prevent one of its pilots abusing children in Kenya and Uganda is uncovered by a BBC investigation.
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Soldier beheading plan teen jailed

Friday, March 20th 2015, 15:33

A teenager found guilty of planning to behead a British soldier is jailed for 22 years by a judge at the Old Bailey.
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Glee star to appear in McQueen play

Friday, March 20th 2015, 13:34

Glee star Dianna Agron is to make her British stage debut in a new play about fashion designer Alexander McQueen.
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Court to rule on Charles letters

Friday, March 20th 2015, 11:20
related places: Charles

UK Supreme Court to rule next week on whether Prince Charles' letters to government should be made public
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'Breathtaking' solar eclipse unfolds

Friday, March 20th 2015, 10:13

Millions of people in the UK and northern Europe have glimpsed the best solar eclipse in years, with large areas plunging into deep shadow.
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Sex crime suspects 'need anonymity'

Friday, March 20th 2015, 9:54

The names of sex offence suspects in England and Wales should not be made public unless they are charged, a cross-party group of MPs says.
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Multi-billion pound plans for rail

Friday, March 20th 2015, 9:14

Plans to overhaul transport across the North of England, including multi-billion pound rail schemes, are being laid out by the government later.
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Pietersen motivated by Ashes return

Friday, March 20th 2015, 7:00

Kevin Pietersen wants a face-to-face meeting with new ECB chairman Colin Graves as he targets an Ashes comeback.
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Illegal migrants smuggled out of UK

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 19:59
related places: Dover

Illegal immigrants are being smuggled out of the UK via Dover to evade deportation then smuggled back, a BBC investigation has found.
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Briton killed in Tunis attack named

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 16:57
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia
related places: Tunis

A British woman who was among 23 people killed in shootings at a museum in Tunis on Wednesday is named as Sally Adey.
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British military trainers in Ukraine

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 14:26
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

British military personnel have started training members of the Ukrainian army engaged in fighting against pro-Russian rebels, the BBC learns.
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Kane earns first England call-up

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 13:34
related countries: Italy Italy, Lithuania Lithuania
related places: Tottenham

England manager Roy Hodgson names Tottenham striker Harry Kane in his squad to face Lithuania and Italy.
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Pietersen called about England return

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 12:48

Incoming ECB chairman Colin Graves has spoken to Kevin Pietersen about a return to the England side.
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VIDEO: Survivor on Pakistan school shooting

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 10:37
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

A Pakistani teenager who was flown to the UK for surgery after being shot by the Taliban, has been speaking to the BBC.
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England bring Parling in for decider

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 10:01
related countries: France France

Lock Geoff Parling will start England's Six Nations finale against France on Saturday with Dave Attwood dropping out.
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Thursday's gossip column

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 7:40
related places: Everton

Kane set for England call, Wolfsburg eye Everton striker Lukaku again, plus more.
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Wet wipe litter on beaches 'up 50%'

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 2:28

The number of used wet wipes littering beaches in the UK has increased by 50% in the last year, a survey of 301 locations suggests.
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Sheeran's X breaks 2m sales barrier

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 1:50

Pop star Ed Sheeran sells the two millionth copy of his album X, in the UK, nine months after it went on sale.
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Charles and Camilla tour US monuments

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 0:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: Cornwall, Camilla

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visit monuments to Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr on the first day of a visit to the US.
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Celtic 4-0 Dundee United

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 21:50

Celtic's dreams of a domestic treble remain alive after a comfortable Scottish Cup replay win at home to Dundee United.
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Pietersen 'not in England's plans'

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 19:39

Kevin Pietersen is "not part" of England's plans despite his desire to earn a recall, says national selector James Whitaker.
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Savers targeted in election Budget

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 18:55

George Osborne unveils tax cuts for first-time buyers, workers and savers and claims UK is "walking tall again," in his final Budget before the election.
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VIDEO: Unusual Northern Lights head south

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 17:03

The Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, have been creating a fabulous show across large parts of the Britain, and across the globe.
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Trott recalled to England Test squad

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 12:49

Jonathan Trott is recalled to the England squad for the three-Test series against West Indies in April and May.
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Vokes recalled for Wales' Euro bid

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 11:04
related countries: Israel Israel

Striker Sam Vokes returns for Wales, but they are without James Chester for the Euro qualifier in Israel on 28 March.
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UK unemployment falls to 1.86m

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 10:45

The number of people out of work in the UK fell by 102,000 to 1.86 million in the three months to January, official figures show.
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Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 9:32
related places: London

Gabriele Finaldi is appointed the new head of the National Gallery in London, replacing Nicholas Penny who announced his retirement last year.
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Morbidly obese could get free flu jab

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 8:21

Morbidly obese people in England should be given a free flu jab on the NHS each year, say government advisers.
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China-owned Nexen to slash 400 jobs

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 2:41
related countries: China China, United States United States

Nexen Energy, a subsidiary of Chinese state-owned energy giant CNOOC, said it will cut 400 jobs in its North American and UK operations.
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Barclays pays £16.5m in share awards

Wednesday, March 18th 2015, 1:17

British banking giant Barclays paid £16.5m in shares to its top 11 executives, which is half the amount it paid out last year.
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Judges sacked for watching porn

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 14:20

Three judges are sacked for the 'inexcusable misuse' of their official IT accounts by viewing pornographic material, the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office says.
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France and Germany join Chinese bank

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 12:51
related countries: China China, France France, Germany Germany

France and Germany are to join the UK in becoming members of the Chinese-led Asian development bank, it has emerged.
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NHS trust put into special measures

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 11:30

England's biggest NHS hospital trust, Barts Health NHS Trust, has been put into special measures after report by regulator.
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Wales make two changes for Italy

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 11:10
related countries: Italy Italy

Mike Phillips is out of the squad as Wales make two enforced front row changes for the potential title decider against Italy.
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Sherlock set for Victorian London

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 9:09

The upcoming Sherlock special will be set in Victorian London, the show's co-creator, Steven Moffat, confirms.
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McIlroy replaces Woods on video game

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 8:20

Northern Ireland's world number one Rory McIlroy replaces Tiger Woods as the face of the official PGA Tour video game.
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HSBC closing Britons' Jersey accounts

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 6:01
related countries: Jersey Jersey

HSBC closes accounts on Jersey belonging to customers living in the UK and is among UK lenders carrying out identity checks on thousands of their customers on the Channel Islands.
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Van Gaal gives Young England hope

Monday, March 16th 2015, 18:34

Manchester United's Ashley Young credits Louis van Gaal with injecting the confidence that may bring an England recall.
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Cherries' Ritchie gets Scotland call

Monday, March 16th 2015, 12:04
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar
related places: Bournemouth

Bournemouth's Matt Ritchie receives his first call up to the Scotland squad as they face Northern Ireland and Gibraltar.
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Syria-bound British teenagers bailed

Monday, March 16th 2015, 9:47
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Three teenagers who were stopped from travelling to Syria after UK police alerted Turkish officials are released on bail.
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School fund gap 'costs 40 teachers'

Monday, March 16th 2015, 3:55

Schools in the worst-funded areas of England get on average nearly £2m less - enough for 40 teachers - than those in the best-funded ones, experts say.
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British Museum tops UK visitor sites

Monday, March 16th 2015, 2:06
related places: London

London's British Museum continues to be the most popular visitor attraction in the UK, according to the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions.
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China is third largest arms exporter

Monday, March 16th 2015, 1:36
related countries: China China, Germany Germany, Russia Russia, United States United States

China has overtaken Germany, France and the UK to become the world's third largest exporter of arms behind the US and Russia.
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'Radical' rates review launched

Monday, March 16th 2015, 0:09

A review of the business rates system in England has been launched, with its findings due in time for the Budget in 2016.
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Turkey returns Syria-bound UK teens

Sunday, March 15th 2015, 23:58
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Three teenagers who were stopped from travelling to Syria after UK police alerted Turkish officials are sent back to the UK.
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Dundee United 0-2 Celtic

Sunday, March 15th 2015, 16:55

Celtic take a step towards the domestic treble as they prove too strong for Dundee United in the Scottish League Cup final.
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England 25-13 Scotland

Saturday, March 14th 2015, 21:07
related places: Twickenham

England set up a three-way fight for the Six Nations title with Wales and Ireland after they finally put away a dogged Scotland.
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Mental health 'to get funding boost'

Saturday, March 14th 2015, 18:25

Mental health services in England will receive £1.25bn in next week's Budget, and it will mainly go towards helping young people, Deputy PM Nick Clegg confirms.
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First missing UK schoolgirl named

Saturday, March 14th 2015, 17:13
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Bethnal Green, London

A missing London schoolgirl who travelled to Syria ahead of her three friends is named by her father as 15-year-old Sharmeena Begum, from Bethnal Green.
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Rampant Australia thrash Scotland

Saturday, March 14th 2015, 9:08

Australia race to a seven-wicket win in their final World Cup group game and condemn Scotland to a sixth straight defeat.
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