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We have started to collect the most important news related to United Kingdom in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Johansson's Lucy tops UK box office

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 8:29
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Scarlett Johansson's new sci-fi drama Lucy, directed by Luc Besson, tops the UK and Ireland box office in its opening weekend.
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RBS fined £14.5m over mortgage advice

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 7:30

Royal Bank of Scotland is fined £14.5m by the Financial Conduct Authority for failing to ensure that it gave suitable mortgage advice to customers.
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Fans' delight at Kate Bush comeback

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 1:27
related places: London

Kate Bush makes her stage comeback at London's Hammersmith Apollo to an ecstatic response from fans at her first live concert for 35 years.
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Primary school places budget squeeze

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 23:11

There are warnings that the rising primary school population in England is putting pressure on budgets and raising fears of "supersize" schools.
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Man Utd sign Di Maria for £59.7m

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 19:16
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Spain Spain

Manchester United sign Argentina winger Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for a British record transfer fee of £59.7m.
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UK Ebola patient gets test drug

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 16:25

The British volunteer nurse William Pooley, who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone, has been given the experimental drug ZMapp.
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Boris Johnson confirms target seat

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 15:15
related places: Uxbridge

London Mayor Boris Johnson is seeking to become the Conservative candidate for Uxbridge and South Ruislip at the 2015 general election.
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Lampard retires from England duty

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 13:16

Frank Lampard announces his England retirement after winning 106 international caps.
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Juncker wants women for top EU jobs

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 12:18

Jean-Claude Juncker tells EU leaders to pick more women for his top team but UK still hopes for key role for Lord Hill.
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Anti-terror strategy has 'failed'

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 12:03

A senior figure in the Muslim Council of Britain says one of the government's key counter-terrorism strategies - known as Prevent - has failed.
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Police stop-and-search code launched

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 9:11

Police forces in England and Wales agree to adopt a government code of conduct on the use of their powers to stop and search members of the public.
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Violent clashes at carnival finale

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 8:10
related places: London

Three men are stabbed and two police officers are injured in a series of violent clashes at the Notting Hill carnival in west London.
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UK service sector growth 'slows'

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 7:02

Service sector business growth slowed in the three months to August, a CBI survey indicates, although it says firms are planning "robust" investment.
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Sandhurst and the sheikhs

Monday, August 25th 2014, 23:16

Why do so many Gulf royals receive military training in the UK?
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Salmond and Darling in heated debate

Monday, August 25th 2014, 21:39

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond and Better Together head Alistair Darling clash in a heated final TV debate ahead of next month's independence referendum.
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Family praise Ebola patient's care

Monday, August 25th 2014, 18:51
related places: London

The family of William Pooley, who contracted Ebola while working as a nurse in Sierra Leone, says he is receiving "excellent care" at a London hospital.
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Leaders meet for TV referendum clash

Monday, August 25th 2014, 15:40

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond and pro-Union campaign chief Alistair Darling are to go head-to-head in a second TV debate on independence.
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England won't win World Cup - Swann

Monday, August 25th 2014, 14:09

Graeme Swann says England will not win next year's 50-over World Cup because of their "old-style brand" of cricket.
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Briton begins UK treatment for Ebola

Monday, August 25th 2014, 11:56
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
related places: London

Doctors at a London hospital are treating a British man who contracted the Ebola virus while volunteering as a nurse in Sierra Leone.
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VIDEO: "This is war... this is our life"

Monday, August 25th 2014, 11:13
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: London

As Ukraine celebrated Independence day over the weekend, Sergiy Burnus from 'Euromaidan in London' explained how they were helping the Ukrainian Army fight the Pro-Russian separatists.
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Scots calls for Gordon and McGregor

Monday, August 25th 2014, 10:26
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Gordon

Celtic's Callum McGregor and Craig Gordon are called up to the Scotland squad for the Euro 2016 qualifier with Germany.
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UK's 'most desirable' areas revealed

Sunday, August 24th 2014, 23:01

The most desirable areas in which to live across England, Scotland and Wales are revealed by Royal Mail.
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British Ebola patient back in UK

Sunday, August 24th 2014, 22:17
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

A Briton who contracted the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone has arrived back in the UK on an RAF aircraft, and has been transferred to a London hospital.
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Thousands at Notting Hill Carnival

Sunday, August 24th 2014, 18:10
related places: London

Europe's biggest street festival, the Notting Hill Carnival, attracts hundreds of thousands of revellers on its first day.
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UK 'close' to identifying jihadist

Sunday, August 24th 2014, 17:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

The authorities are "close" to identifying a suspected British jihadist from the footage of the killing of a journalist, the British ambassador to America says.
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Foley killing 'is betrayal of Britain'

Sunday, August 24th 2014, 13:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: English

The killing of a US journalist by an Islamic militant who could be from the UK is a "betrayal of everything British people stand for", the foreign secretary says.
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Hales set for England 50-over debut

Sunday, August 24th 2014, 13:39
related countries: India India

England captain Alastair Cook confirms Alex Hales will make his 50-over international debut against India on Monday.
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UK Ebola patient assessed in Africa

Sunday, August 24th 2014, 12:21
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

A British national who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone is given medical assistance there, amid reports they could be flown back to Britain.
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Oldest book prize winners unveiled

Saturday, August 23rd 2014, 18:50

A novel inspired by the daily toil of a shepherdess and a biography of a Booker prize-winning author win the UK's oldest literary awards.
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Briton in Sierra Leone 'has Ebola'

Saturday, August 23rd 2014, 18:37
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

A British national living in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the Ebola virus, the Department of Health says.
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Brownlee brothers complete one-two

Saturday, August 23rd 2014, 12:34
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: Stockholm

Britain's Jonathan Brownlee edges out older brother Alistair to win the Stockholm stage of ITU World Series.
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Hospitals told to cut parking charges

Saturday, August 23rd 2014, 1:08

Hospitals in England are told to cut the cost of parking for certain groups under new government guidelines.
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VIDEO: What are options in fight against IS?

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 21:41
related countries: Syria Syria

As Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond announces Britain will not work with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the battle against Islamic State extremists, the BBC's Jeremy Bowen reports on the options in the fight against the IS regime.
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Emily Watson to star in 7/7 drama

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 16:51

Actress Emily Watson is to star in a BBC drama about a woman struggling to come to terms with the death of her daughter in the London 7/7 bombings.
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UK won't work with Assad - Hammond

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 14:52
related countries: Syria Syria

Britain will not work with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the battle against Islamic State extremists, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.
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Channel 4 boss voices US buyout fears

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 13:35
related countries: United States United States

The purchase of parts of UK TV by US media companies poses a risk to innovation and risk-taking, the head of Channel 4 suggests.
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HSBC boss in 'capital flight' claim

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 10:28

Uncertainty over an independent Scotland's currency could lead to "capital flight" from the country, the chairman of HSBC claims.
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Scots folk singer Jean Redpath dies

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 8:41

The Scottish singer and champion of folk music Jean Redpath dies at the age of 77 in an Arizona hospice.
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LSE rights issue to raise almost £1bn

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 8:03
related countries: United States United States

The London Stock Exchange is raising £938m in a shareholders rights issue to help fund a £1.6bn US acquisition.
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Briton Ward one match from US Open

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 6:03
related countries: United States United States

British number two James Ward is one match away from the US Open main draw after a 6-4 6-4 win over Vincent Millot.
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London 'Europe's dearest culture hub'

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 2:56
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: London, Warsaw

London is the most expensive city in Europe for cultural activities, with Warsaw the cheapest, a survey suggests.
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Hunt on for 'UK' beheading suspect

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 16:40
related countries: United States United States

Police and security services are trying to identify a jihadist - thought to be British - in connection with the killing of US journalist James Foley.
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Prior happy to be Buttler back-up

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 15:23

Wicketkeeper Matt Prior denies his England career is over but says he is prepared to back-up his successor Jos Buttler.
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VIDEO: One Briton a fortnight helped to die

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 9:01
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Zurich

A study in Switzerland says that on average, one British person a fortnight travels to the city of Zurich for help to end their lives.
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Radio host Gerry Anderson dies at 69

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 8:18

Gerry Anderson, one of Northern Ireland's best known presenters, dies after a long illness.
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One Briton a fortnight helped to die

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 6:47
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

An average of around one person per fortnight travels from the UK to Switzerland to receive help to take their own life, a new study suggests.
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21% rise in sex offences on railways

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 0:59

The number of sexual offences reported on Britain's railways has risen by a fifth in a year, say British Transport Police.
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Beheading suspect 'probably British'

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 19:54
related countries: United States United States

David Cameron says it looks "increasingly likely" a man thought to have been involved in a US journalist's beheading is British.
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Obama: Foley video shocks the world

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 18:40
related countries: France France, United States United States
related places: West

US President Barack Obama says the beheading of journalist James Foley is "an act of violence that shocks the conscience of the entire world".
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PM condemns journalist's beheading

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 15:57
related countries: United States United States

The beheading of a US journalist by Islamic State militants was "shocking and depraved", says Prime Minister David Cameron.
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Bank of England split over rate rise

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 10:19

Two out of nine members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee voted to raise interest rates earlier this month, the first time in three years that policymakers have done so.
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Mental health care 'in dark ages'

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 1:17

Mental health services for young people in England are "stuck in the dark ages" and "not fit for purpose", according to a government minister.
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UK department denies 'No' vote advice

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 23:55
related places: Whitehall

A Whitehall department denies advising its staff to vote "No" in the Scottish independence referendum.
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Rail fares to rise 3.5% for 2015

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 15:55

Regulated rail fares in England will rise by 3.5% in January 2015, following the release of inflation figures for July.
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Inbetweeners thrash Sly at box office

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 15:54
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The second Inbetweeners film continues to dominate the UK and Ireland box office chart, leaving the latest Expendables sequel floundering in its wake.
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Arrest over shipping container death

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 14:17
related places: Tilbury

A man is arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after a man was found dead inside a shipping container in Essex.
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Men in court on trafficking charges

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 13:28

Two men have appeared in court charged with a series of people trafficking offences.
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Inflation falls more than expected

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 12:09

The annual rate of UK inflation rate falls more than expected in July to 1.6% as the cost of clothing, footwear, food and non-alcoholic drinks eases during the month.
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Man charged over Borneo killings

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 11:54

A 23-year-old man is charged with murder of two British students earlier this month in Borneo.
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London drives house price increase

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 11:06

Annual house price inflation was 10.2% in the year to June, driven by a 19.3% London rise, according to the Office for National Statistics.
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UK trader guilty of rate rigging

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 9:43
related countries: United States United States

A former senior trader at Rabobank has pleaded guilty to interest rate rigging in the US.
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Indian media blame Dhoni & Fletcher

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 9:31
related countries: India India

After three humiliating defeats by England, calls are getting louder in India to sack captain Mahdenra Singh Dhoni.
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Police 'breach social media rules'

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 9:05

Hundreds of police officers in England and Wales have been investigated for breaching social media guidelines, an investigation reveals.
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World War One: Kenya's forgotten heroes

Tuesday, August 19th 2014, 1:04

Remembering the Africans who fought for Britain in WW1
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EE top in UK mobile performance

Monday, August 18th 2014, 23:00

EE has again been ranked top overall in research comparing the performance of the UK's mobile networks, with Vodafone coming last.
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VIDEO: Assange 'to leave embassy soon'

Monday, August 18th 2014, 22:50
related places: London

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has suggested he will leave the Ecuadorean embassy in London "soon".
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VIDEO: Afghan stowaways seeking UK asylum

Monday, August 18th 2014, 22:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A group of people from Afghanistan rescued from a shipping container in Essex are claiming asylum in the UK, the Home Office has said.
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BBC's James Alexander Gordon dies

Monday, August 18th 2014, 21:53

James Alexander Gordon, one of the most recognisable voices in British broadcasting, dies at the age of 78.
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PM defends 'clear' Iraq strategy

Monday, August 18th 2014, 18:02
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Prime Minister David Cameron insists the government's position on Iraq is "clear" and says the UK will not deploy "boots on the ground".
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England call up Hales for ODI series

Monday, August 18th 2014, 17:31
related countries: India India
related places: Hales

England call up Nottinghamshire batsman Alex Hales for the one-day series against India starting next week.
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Men found guilty of shooting murder

Monday, August 18th 2014, 16:14
related places: London

Three men are found guilty of murdering a mother who was shot dead while out celebrating her 24th birthday in north-west London.
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Assange 'to leave' Ecuador embassy

Monday, August 18th 2014, 14:09
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador
related places: London

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange suggests he will "soon" leave London's Ecuadorean embassy but a spokesman for the website says the UK must first call off its "siege".
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Anderson promises bowling aggression

Monday, August 18th 2014, 12:47

James Anderson says he will not curb his aggression as he closes in on Sir Ian Botham's Test wicket record for England.
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VIDEO: Inside Mogadishu's khat market

Monday, August 18th 2014, 12:43
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia

Khat - a plant used as a stimulant - was banned as a class C drug in the UK earlier this year. This has meant that its mainly Kenyan producers and exporters have been forced to direct their supplies closer to home, to Somalia.
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Fracking protesters glued to doors

Monday, August 18th 2014, 11:09

Anti-fracking campaigners claim to have super-glued themselves to the doors of a government building in orchestrated protests around the UK.
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India fined after England defeat

Monday, August 18th 2014, 9:18
related countries: India India

India are punished for a slow over-rate during their innings defeat by England in fifth Test at The Oval.
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UK oil forecasts 'too pessimistic'

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 23:28

Future North Sea oil and gas revenues could be six times higher than an economic watchdog has forecast, a report claims.
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Why Paris doesn't want a Scottish Yes

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 23:12
related countries: France France

Why the French government is cool on Scottish independence
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Unnecessary remands 'waste millions'

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 23:03

Courts in England and Wales wasted almost £250m last year by remanding people in custody unnecessarily, the Howard League for Penal Reform says.
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Cameron warns of IS threat to UK

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 20:44
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Islamic State militants in Iraq could grow strong enough to target people "on the streets of Britain" unless action is taken, warns David Cameron.
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Wife convinced Cook not to quit

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 18:11
related countries: India India

Alastair Cook says his wife Alice convinced him to stay on as England captain and lead his side to victory over India.
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GB top medal table with 12 golds

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 16:02

Mo Farah, Greg Rutherford and the relay teams help Britain to a record 12 gold medals at the European Championships.
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England rout India to wrap up series

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 15:42
related countries: India India

England rout India by an innings and 244 runs in the final Test at The Oval to complete a 3-1 series triumph.
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Leading historian backs Yes campaign

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 13:20

The leading Scottish historian, Sir Tom Devine, announces he is now planning to vote "Yes" in the independence referendum.
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Oil and gas prospects to be examined

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 12:29

The Scottish government is to team up with industry and academics to examine the prospects of finding oil and gas to the west of Scotland.
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VIDEO: The reindeer herders battling a mine

Sunday, August 17th 2014, 4:11
related countries: Sweden Sweden

A British mining company is at the centre of a bitter dispute with the Sami reindeer herders over its plans to drill for iron ore in the far north of Sweden.
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VIDEO: WW1 memorial to honour Wales' fallen

Saturday, August 16th 2014, 18:30

About 1,000 people gather to see the unveiling of a lasting monument to Welsh soldiers who died in World War One in Flanders.
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England tighten grip over India

Saturday, August 16th 2014, 18:27
related countries: India India

Joe Root's unbeaten 92 helps England open up a commanding first-innings lead of 237 over India in the final Test.
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Child wins European 400m hurdles gold

Saturday, August 16th 2014, 15:30

Britain's Eilidh Child wins 400m hurdles gold and Lynsey Sharp silver in the 800m at the European Championships.
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India beat England in Women's Test

Saturday, August 16th 2014, 13:44
related countries: India India

Captain Mithali Raj stars as India beat England by six wickets on the fourth day of the Women's Test at Wormsley.
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Australian PM comments 'offensive'

Saturday, August 16th 2014, 12:42
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Scotland's first minister says the Australian prime minister's negative comments on Scottish independence were "foolish and hypocritical".
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Clark aims for World Cup glory

Saturday, August 16th 2014, 12:40
related countries: Canada Canada

Prop Rochelle Clark says England are confident of winning their first World Cup for 20 years as they face Canada in the final on Sunday.
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Season to begin after record spending

Friday, August 15th 2014, 19:10

The Premier League season gets under way on Saturday following a record summer of transfer spending in England's top league.
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UK 'would consider arming Kurds'

Friday, August 15th 2014, 18:25
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The UK would "consider favourably" any request for arms from the Kurds in their battle with extremists in Iraq, the foreign secretary has confirmed.
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VIDEO: BBC on board RAF mission in Iraq

Friday, August 15th 2014, 17:29
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A BBC crew has joined an RAF reconnaissance mission over Iraq to see how British Tornado aircraft are helping to plot Islamic State positions on the ground.
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UK summons Russian envoy over Ukraine

Friday, August 15th 2014, 16:55
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

Moscow's ambassador to the UK is summoned by the Foreign Office to "clarify" reports of a Russian military incursion into Ukraine.
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From death row to graduation ceremony

Friday, August 15th 2014, 13:47
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: London

A maximum security prison in Kenya has been the unusual setting for a ceremony awarding a diploma from the University of London.
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Salmonella outbreak investigated

Friday, August 15th 2014, 11:35

Public Health England is investigating a Salmonella outbreak which has affected more than 150 people in England over the past few months.
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UK economic growth revised upwards

Friday, August 15th 2014, 9:42

The UK economy grew by 3.2% in the second quarter compared with the same period last year, slightly higher than the original 3.1% estimate.
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Balfour reaffirms Carillion snub

Friday, August 15th 2014, 7:04

UK construction firm Balfour Beatty has repeated its rejection of a takeover approach from rival Carillion.
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