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Uruguay's Suarez could face England

Saturday, June 14th 2014, 22:35
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica

Uruguay striker Luis Suarez could face England on Thursday after missing the surprise 3-1 defeat by Costa Rica.
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Adam Jones replaced, not injured

Saturday, June 14th 2014, 19:42
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Adam Jones was replaced early in the 38-16 defeat by South Africa and not injured, says Wales coach Warren Gatland.
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Sangakkara century holds up England

Saturday, June 14th 2014, 17:43
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Kumar Sangakkara hits 147 as Sri Lanka close day three of the first Test against England 160 behind on 415-7.
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South Africa 38-16 Wales

Saturday, June 14th 2014, 17:21

South Africa run in five tries to one as they brush tourists Wales aside in Durban in the first of their two Tests.
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UK offers £3m for Iraq aid effort

Saturday, June 14th 2014, 16:56
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The UK will provide an initial £3m of emergency humanitarian aid for civilians fleeing the insurgency by Islamic extremists in Iraq, the government says.
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Baton relay arrives in Scotland

Saturday, June 14th 2014, 14:24

The Queen's Baton Relay arrives in Scotland as it begins a 40-day tour of the host country ahead of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
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Lancaster positive despite series loss

Saturday, June 14th 2014, 13:33
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England head coach Stuart Lancaster says his side are making progress despite falling to a series defeat in New Zealand.
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Quarter-finals would be good for England - Eriksson

Saturday, June 14th 2014, 12:02

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson says that his team were one of the best at the 2006 World Cup.
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Atlantic rower rescued after injury

Saturday, June 14th 2014, 11:49
related places: New York

A Scottish rower who was trying to row single-handed across the Atlantic - from New York to the Western Isles - is forced to abandon his attempt.
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No excuses for England - Gerrard

Saturday, June 14th 2014, 11:29

Captain Steven Gerrard says England will have no excuses for failure as they prepare to start their World Cup campaign.
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New Zealand 28-27 England

Saturday, June 14th 2014, 9:32
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Dunedin

New Zealand put in a fine second-half performance to beat England in the second Test and clinch the three-match series.
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Ministers accused of jails 'failure'

Saturday, June 14th 2014, 8:29

The chief inspector of prisons criticises the state of prisons in England and Wales after dozens of already full jails are told to take in more inmates.
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NHS scan and test delays 'worrying'

Friday, June 13th 2014, 23:09

Health charities call for urgent action to tackle delays in access to diagnostic tests in England, although NHS England says most patients are investigated promptly.
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Root double ton puts England on top

Friday, June 13th 2014, 17:58
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Joe Root hits a maiden Test double century in England's 575-9 before Sri Lanka close day two of the first Test on 140-1.
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UK credit outlook 'stable' says S&P

Friday, June 13th 2014, 17:11

Credit agency Standard & Poor's upgraded the UK's credit outlook to stable from negative and kept its AAA assessment of borrowing strength.
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Hodgson urges supporters to believe

Friday, June 13th 2014, 15:01

England manager Roy Hodgson asks supporters to believe in his side as they prepare to start their World Cup campaign.
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Fast-track passport plan revealed

Friday, June 13th 2014, 13:31

The Home Office releases details of how people facing delays in their passport application can get it fast-tracked for free.
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Manaus pitch is 'perfectly playable'

Friday, June 13th 2014, 12:46
related countries: Italy Italy

The much-maligned Manaus pitch will be fine for England's opening game against Italy on Saturday, the FA is told.
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Ford breaks ankle on Star Wars set

Friday, June 13th 2014, 12:23
related countries: United States United States

Hollywood actor Harrison Ford is recovering in a UK hospital after injuring his ankle on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII.
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Gyllenhaal to make Broadway debut

Friday, June 13th 2014, 10:47
related places: Broadway

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal is making his Broadway debut later this year in Constellations by British playwright Nick Payne.
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Rooney wants to be England's Suarez

Friday, June 13th 2014, 10:25

Rooney wants a partnership with Sturridge at the 2014 Fifa World Cup that emulates his colleague's success with Suarez.
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Rate rise hint sends pound higher

Friday, June 13th 2014, 10:15

The pound nears a five-year high after the governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, signalled interest rates may rise this year.
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First glimpse of Hardy as Kray twins

Friday, June 13th 2014, 9:07
related places: London

The first image of actor Tom Hardy as London gangster twins Ronnie and Reggie Kray is released.
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Hospital patients to get named doctor

Friday, June 13th 2014, 7:26

Hospital patients in England should know which senior doctor is responsible for overseeing their care, according to new guidelines.
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Bank hints at rate rise this year

Friday, June 13th 2014, 6:35

The Bank of England's governor hints that interest rates may rise earlier than expected, while the Chancellor George Osborne says he will give the Bank new powers to cap mortgages.
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Cotter expects better from Scotland

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 21:24
related countries: Canada Canada, Japan Japan

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter eyes an improved display against a Canada side hurting from their defeat by Japan.
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Root century leads England recovery

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 17:56
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Joe Root's third Test century helps England reach 344-5 on day one of the first Test against Sri Lanka at Lord's.
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UK boosts Nigeria military aid

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 16:38
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

British Foreign Secretary William Hague announces increased military and educational aid to help Nigeria tackle Boko Haram.
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Top schools 'too dominant' in acting

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 16:28

The British film and TV industries are too dominated by actors who went to private schools, according to the chairman of Arts Council England.
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England wary of unpredictable Balotelli

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 16:26
related countries: Italy Italy

Joe Hart and Gary Cahill believe England must expect the unexpected from Italy striker Mario Balotelli on Saturday.
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Bank to get powers to cap mortgages

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 16:00

The Bank of England will be given new powers to prevent the housing market from overheating, Chancellor George Osborne will announce later.
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Mayall 'suffered cardiac event'

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 15:22

Rik Mayall's wife says the comedian "suffered an acute cardiac event" before his death, after a post-mortem examination proved inconclusive.
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VIDEO: Dutch discounter sets sights on UK

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 15:19
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: London

Budget-conscious shoppers in London are facing a greater choice for their pound with the arrival of Dutch retailer Hema's first UK branch.
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Jolie: Time for action on war rape

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 13:22
related places: London

Governments will be held to account over ending sexual violence in war zones, Angelina Jolie tells the BBC during a global conference in London.
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Cable: Housing boom 'needs stopping'

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 11:24

Action must be taken to stop the "housing boom" in parts of the UK getting "out of control", according to Business Secretary Vince Cable.
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VIDEO: 'You can't say you don't know anymore'

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 10:36
related places: London

The Hollywood actress and UN special envoy, Angelina Jolie, has told the BBC that a London conference on sexual violence in conflict is helping ensure that government's have no excuse to avoid tackling the issue.
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Farah set to run Glasgow double

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 9:34
related places: Glasgow

Mo Farah intends to compete for England in the 5,000 and 10,000m at this summer's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
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Thursday's gossip column

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 6:55
related places: Chelsea

Andrea Pirlo keeps England guessing, Yaya Toure to stay at Manchester City, Cesc Fabregas close to joining Chelsea, plus more.
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Recession 'led to 10,000 suicides'

Thursday, June 12th 2014, 0:09

The economic crisis in Europe and North America led to more than 10,000 suicides, according to figures from UK researchers.
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No evidence after Madeleine searches

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 17:55
related countries: Portugal Portugal

No evidence relating to missing Madeleine McCann has been identified after searches in Portugal, British police say.
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War rape testimony at London summit

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 17:30
related places: London

A woman kidnapped as a nine-year-old by the Lord's Resistance Army testifies at a London summit aimed at ending sexual violence in war.
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England's Welbeck 'fit for Italy game'

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 17:02
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rio

Danny Welbeck will be fit for England's opening World Cup game against Italy on Saturday, according to Wayne Rooney.
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Cook shrugs off criticism of captaincy

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 15:12
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England captain Alastair Cook says he is not concerned about criticism as he prepares for the first Test against Sri Lanka.
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Row over minister's 'pathetic' jibe

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 13:27
related places: London

UK Culture Minister Ed Vaizey describes arts organisations outside London that say they cannot attract philanthropic funds as "pathetic".
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Mathews has say on Senanayake report

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 13:09
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews says Sachithra Senanayake's bowling action was reported because of England's struggles facing him.
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PM supports water cannon purchase

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 13:05

The use of water cannon on the streets of Britain is backed by the prime minister.
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Oil hunt halted in DR Congo park

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 12:32
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

The hunt for oil is to be halted at DR Congo's Virunga Park, home to endangered mountain gorillas.
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UK unemployment total falls to 2.16m

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 10:35

The UK jobs market continued to improve in the three months to April, although the rate of wage increases slowed sharply, official figures show.
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Rooney 'witch-hunt' annoys Neville

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 9:50

Calls for Wayne Rooney to be dropped by England at the World Cup have turned into a "witch-hunt", says Phil Neville.
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Star Wars spin-off to be shot in UK

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 9:06

The first Star Wars standalone movie will be filmed in the UK next year, Chancellor George Osborne says.
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Miami rejects Beckham's stadium site

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 1:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Miami, Beckham

The US city of Miami rejects former England football captain David Beckham's plans to build a football stadium on a city waterfront.
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England assess Welbeck thigh injury

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 22:48

England will give an update on Danny Welbeck's fitness on Wednesday after the striker suffered a thigh problem in training.
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Royal pardons given for information

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 16:00

The government admits that royal pardons were given secretly to paramilitaries in Northern Ireland in return for information in cases dating back as far as the 1980s.
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PM backs drive for 'British values'

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 15:43

Plans for schools in England to promote "British values" are likely to have overwhelming support of people in the UK, the prime minister says.
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GB's number two Evans out of Queen's

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 15:39

British number two Dan Evans loses 6-2 6-3 to seventh seed Kevin Anderson in round two of the Aegon Championships.
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Jolie opens London war rape summit

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 15:20
related places: London

Actress and UN envoy Angelina Jolie opens a summit on ending sexual violence during war by saying there is no disgrace in being a victim.
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Hodgson urges World Cup caution

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 15:19
related countries: Italy Italy

England manager Roy Hodgson seeks to cool expectations of his young side before their World Cup opener against Italy.
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Froome retains Dauphine advantage

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 14:50

Britain's Chris Froome continues to lead the Criterium du Dauphine after Nikias Arndt edges a sprint finish in Le Teil.
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Crops will count for wildlife grants

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 14:45

Grants designed to protect the countryside may be controversially switched to pay England's farmers to grow beans and peas.
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Zulu - the film which inspired UK and South Africa

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 12:55
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The film which brought pride to both South Africa and the UK
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Grace film bombs at UK box office

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 12:26
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Monaco Monaco

Nicole Kidman film Grace of Monaco bombs at the UK and Ireland box office, taking an average £719.46 per cinema it was screened at.
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Ainslie announces America's Cup bid

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 11:59
related places: Cambridge

Sir Ben Ainslie is joined by the Duchess of Cambridge as he launches a British bid to win the 35th America's Cup.
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VIDEO: Jolie opens summit on rape in war

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 11:29
related places: London

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie addresses more than 300 international government ministers at a Global Summit in London to end sexual violence.
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UK economic output to be revised up

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 11:09

The UK's economic output will be revised up as a result of changes to the way gross domestic product is measured by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
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Rapid growth in UK industrial output

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 11:02

UK industrial output grew by 3% in April compared with the year before, the fastest annual pace for three years.
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Court fines 'may increase 300%'

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 8:47

Maximum fines imposed by magistrates in England and Wales are set to rise dramatically under new proposals being put before Parliament.
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Tesco enters current account market

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 7:05

The competition to win new banking customers is about to intensify, as the UK's largest supermarket launches its first current account.
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EU leaders spar over top Europe job

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 6:15
related countries: Germany Germany, Netherlands Netherlands, Sweden Sweden

Swedish, German, Dutch and UK leaders meet at a mini summit, amid controversy over Jean-Claude Juncker's bid to head the European Commission.
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VIDEO: 'The effect of rape is with me daily'

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 6:12
related countries: Rwanda Rwanda
related places: London

As a four-day summit on how to end sexual violence during war takes place in London, one woman tells how she was sexually abused after fleeing Rwanda.
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One in three 'on cusp' of diabetes

Monday, June 9th 2014, 23:57
related places: More

More than a third of adults are on the cusp of developing type-2 diabetes, figures for England show.
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SFA considers move from Hampden

Monday, June 9th 2014, 23:01

The Scottish FA will examine a proposal to end its lease on Hampden Park in 2020 and use other stadia.
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Comedian and actor Rik Mayall dies

Monday, June 9th 2014, 22:03

British comedian and actor Rik Mayall dies at his London home, at the age of 56.
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England ready for Pirlo - Wilshere

Monday, June 9th 2014, 21:50
related countries: Italy Italy

Jack Wilshere says stopping Andrea Pirlo will be central to England's plans in their World Cup opener against Italy.
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Bell wins England Player of the Year

Monday, June 9th 2014, 20:54

Batsman Ian Bell is named England Cricketer of the Year, with Charlotte Edwards winning the Women's Cricketer of the Year award.
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England's men reach World Cup semis

Monday, June 9th 2014, 20:08
related countries: Belgium Belgium

England's men qualify for the World Cup semi-finals with a dramatic 3-2 win against Belgium in their final Group A match.
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Instagram to introduce ads globally

Monday, June 9th 2014, 18:52
related countries: Australia Australia

Photo-sharing service Instagram announces plans to expand advertising to the UK, Canada and Australia later this year.
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Gerrard hampered by minor groin injury

Monday, June 9th 2014, 16:34

Captain Steven Gerrard does not take a full part in England training, but his groin injury is not thought to be serious.
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Queen's wins for Ward and Evans

Monday, June 9th 2014, 16:33
related places: Paul

British pair Dan Evans and James Ward move into the second round at Queen's, where Andy Murray will face Paul-Henri Mathieu.
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England & Brazil's chances equal - Pele

Monday, June 9th 2014, 10:39

Former Brazil World Cup winner Pele says England "have the same chance" as his country of winning the World Cup.
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Ejiofor set for drug dealing role

Monday, June 9th 2014, 9:16

British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor is to play a convicted British drug trafficker in a movie version of Marching Powder: A True Story of Friendship, Cocaine, and South America's Strangest Jail.
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Student 'tortured' into confession

Monday, June 9th 2014, 6:59
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

A British student jailed for drugs charges in the United Arab Emirates exclusively tells Newsbeat he was tortured into making a confession.
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UK child poverty plans 'doomed'

Monday, June 9th 2014, 2:51

Britain's child poverty plans are "doomed" to fail as 3.5 million children will be in absolute poverty by 2020, says a group led by Alan Milburn.
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Hodgson praises 'positive' England

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 21:28

England manager Roy Hodgson is pleased with his side's performances during the build-up to the World Cup opener.
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Sheeran clinches number one spot

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 18:01

Ed Sheeran has achieved his first number one in the UK singles chart, while Dame Vera Lynn enters the album chart aged 97.
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Mauresmo ready for Murray challenge

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 15:20

Andy Murray's new coach Amelie Mauresmo is determined to guide the British number one to more Grand Slam success.
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England squad arrive in Brazil

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 13:39
related countries: Brazil Brazil

The England team's plane lands in Rio ahead of the start of the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil on Thursday.
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Murray appoints Mauresmo as coach

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 13:25
related countries: France France

British number one Andy Murray's new coach will be former Wimbledon champion and women's world number one Amelie Mauresmo.
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Dolly hand-delivers millionth book

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 13:04
related places: Liverpool

Country music legend Dolly Parton hand-delivers the millionth book from her UK Imagination Library reading initiative to a Liverpool child.
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Ant-Man's new director named

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 12:52

Peyton Reed takes over the superhero movie after British director Edgar Wright left the project.
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Collabro win Britain's Got Talent

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 12:02

An operatic boy band have been crowned the winners of this year's Britain's Got Talent.
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Murray appoints Mauresmo as coach

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 11:29
related countries: France France

British number one Andy Murray's new coach will be former women's world number one Amelie Mauresmo of France.
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Rio base: Big mistake for England?

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 0:49

Were England's footballers right to choose Rio as World Cup base?
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Burns pleased to silence critics

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 21:05
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Fourth-choice fly-half Freddie Burns said he had a massive point to prove ahead of England's 20-15 loss to New Zealand.
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School inspections 'need overhaul'

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 16:26

The schools inspection system in England is "not fit for purpose" and greater local scrutiny is needed for free schools and academies, the shadow education secretary says.
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Madeleine 'suspects' to be questioned

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 16:24

Portuguese police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann tell the BBC they will question "several suspects" in the very near future.
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Mixed emotions for beaten England

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 12:20
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England coach Stuart Lancaster "frustrated and proud in equal measure" after last-gasp defeat by New Zealand.
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New Zealand 20-15 England

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 9:26
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Auckland

Conrad Smith scores a late try to snatch victory for New Zealand against an under-strength England side in Auckland.
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Pakistan MQM leader bailed in London

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 0:54
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: London

Altaf Hussain, the exiled leader of Pakistan's MQM party, is released after being questioned by police in London on suspicion of money laundering.
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Gerrard reveals Capello doubts

Friday, June 6th 2014, 21:31

England captain Steven Gerrard claims former manager Fabio Capello never believed in his ability to lead the side.
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Hodgson waits on Oxlade-Chamberlain

Friday, June 6th 2014, 17:36

Roy Hodgson says Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will get until 24 hours before England's World Cup opener to prove his fitness.
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