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O'Sullivan knocked out by Bingham

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 16:56
related places: Bingham

Ronnie O'Sullivan is eliminated from the UK Championship after a 6-4 quarter-final defeat to Stuart Bingham.
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Rigby was 'first soldier spotted'

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 16:10
related places: London

The men accused of murdering Fusilier Lee Rigby in south-east London chose him because he was "the soldier that was spotted first", the Old Bailey hears.
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Rattle returns for London residency

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 15:42
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: London

Conductor Sir Simon Rattle will be returning to London with the Berlin Philharmonic for a major residency in 2015.
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Bank holds rates at record low

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 12:18

The Bank of England holds interest rates at the record low of 0.5% despite mounting evidence that the economic recovery is gaining momentum.
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CA apologises for Panesar tweet

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 10:48

Cricket Australia apologises for posting a picture about England spinner Monty Panesar on its official Twitter account.
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Change EU free movement rules - UK

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 10:41

Britain wants to change the rules governing the free movement of people across the EU, Home Secretary Theresa May will tell European ministers.
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Royal prank call DJ quits radio job

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 9:59
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Mel Greig, one of two Australian DJs behind a royal prank call linked to the death of a UK nurse, has resigned from the radio station which broadcast the show.
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Thompson honoured for Poppins film

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 9:31

Britain's Emma Thompson is named the year's best film actress by the National Board of Review for her role as Mary Poppins creator PL Travers in Saving Mr Banks.
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Theatres share The Voice vote funds

Thursday, December 5th 2013, 1:19
related places: More

More than £430,000 raised by phone voting on BBC shows like The Voice is awarded to 77 UK theatre projects.
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Booming Canada recruits British and Irish workers

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 23:49
related countries: Canada Canada, Ireland Ireland

Booming Canadian economy attracts British workers
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Nigella Lawson admits taking cocaine

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 17:44

TV cook Nigella Lawson admits taking cocaine but denies being an addict, while giving evidence in court.
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UK Sport confident of Rio medal rise

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 16:56

UK Sport says it is confident Great Britain will win more Olympic and Paralympic medals at Rio 2016 than at London 2012.
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Trainer Butler banned for five years

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 13:54

Trainer Gerard Butler is disqualified for five years by the British Horseracing Authority after a doping inquiry.
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Saatchi 'trying to destroy' Nigella

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 13:47

TV cook and author Nigella Lawson tells a court her ex-husband Charles Saatchi threatened to "destroy" her with "false" allegations of drug use.
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UK unveils new infrastructure plans

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 11:52

The government unveils its infrastructure spending plan for the next two decades, including £375bn of investment in energy, transport and communications.
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VIDEO: A taste of Chengdu's famous hotpot

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 9:46
related countries: China China
related places: Chengdu

Chengdu was the final stop of the British Prime Minister David Cameron's visit to China, a city famed for its tongue-burning cuisine.
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UK soldier held under Terrorism Act

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 9:02
related places: Salford

A serving UK soldier is arrested and bailed under the Terrorism Act after a "suspicious device" was found at a Salford house last week.
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McQueen wins best director honour

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 8:53
related countries: United States United States

British film-maker Steve McQueen is named best director for 12 Years a Slave by the New York Critics Circle, while American Hustle wins best film.
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Irish police colluded in IRA murders

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 18:51
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Irish police colluded in the IRA murders of two senior Northern Ireland policemen, an inquiry has found.
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England draw pot could change

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 17:01

England will be hoping to avoid a late World Cup draw switch after being put in an unseeded pot of European nations.
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BP gets UK government help over ban

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 16:58
related countries: United States United States

The UK government intervenes in support of BP over a US ban on the oil major bidding for new federal contracts.
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UK 'stagnates' in global school test

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 14:21

The UK is falling behind global rivals in international education league tables, which are topped by Shanghai in China.
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VIDEO: Diana 'fairytale' dress for sale

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 13:07
related places: London

An ornate gown owned by the late Diana, Princess of Wales, is expected to fetch between £50,000 and £80,000 when it goes under the hammer in London.
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Walters to be honoured at film awards

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 12:27

Actress Julie Walters is to be honoured at the Moet British Independent Film Awards for her outstanding contribution to British film.
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Getting On up for three comedy awards

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 12:08

Hospital sitcom Getting On receives three nominations at this year's British Comedy Awards, as does Channel 4 talk show The Last Leg.
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Trial date set for cleric Abu Qatada

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 11:36
related countries: Jordan Jordan

The trial of radical cleric Abu Qatada, deported from the UK, is to begin in Jordan next week, his lawyer says.
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Turner Prize: Laure Prouvost wins

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 11:19
related places: Derry

Installation artist Laure Prouvost is named the winner of the 2013 Turner Prize at an awards ceremony in Londonderry, the UK City of Culture 2013.
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Cook & Anderson on ICC shortlist

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 8:10

England captain Alastair Cook and fast bowler James Anderson are on a six-man shortlist for the ICC Cricketer of the Year award.
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Northern Ireland hero Healy retires

Tuesday, December 3rd 2013, 6:27

Northern Ireland's all-time record goal-scorer David Healy ends his playing career after 95 international appearances.
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UK envoy to make first Iran visit

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 23:55
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

The UK's new envoy to Tehran is to visit Iran for the first time on Tuesday.
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Child fans 'used as flare mules'

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 23:23

Children as young as eight are being used as "mules" to smuggle flares and smoke bombs into Premier League matches.
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VIDEO: South Koreans 'at school twice a day'

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 22:04
related countries: South Korea South Korea

The UK is expected to trail behind East Asian countries in international league tables on education that are to be published on Tuesday. The BBC's Reeta Chakrabarti reports on the education system in South Korea.
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Fuel bill cuts to follow new policy

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 17:55

Energy firms start to announce plans to pass on savings to customers as the government unveils a package of measures aimed at reducing bills.
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Hodgson hopes for kind World Cup draw

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 16:21

England manager Roy Hodgson says where his squad are based is more important than who they will face in the World Cup.
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Cameron pushing for trade with China

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 15:38
related countries: China China

David Cameron promises to create a "partnership for growth and reform" as he visits China on a trade mission with more than 100 UK business leaders.
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Nigeria will accept deportee's plane

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 15:20
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria says it has given permission for a plane to land in the country should the UK try again to deport a failed asylum seeker.
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VIDEO: Why are young Romanians leaving?

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 14:09

With fewer restrictions facing them in the New Year, the BBC's Matthew Price reports on the reasons why young Romanians may choose to come to the UK.
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Gooch hints Root will bat at three

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 11:38

England batting coach Graham Gooch hints Joe Root will take Jonathan Trott's place at three for the second Ashes Test.
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UK manufacturing 'growing strongly'

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 10:20

The UK's manufacturing sector picked up further in November to its strongest level for almost three years, according to a closely watched survey.
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Do more to cut rape, police urged

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 9:22

Police in England and Wales should be more proactive rather than reactive in their efforts to prevent rapes, a senior officer says.
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Bresnan added to Ashes Test squad

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 7:33
related countries: Australia Australia

Bowler Tim Bresnan is added to the England squad for the second Ashes Test on Thursday after recovering from injury.
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'Goal posts shifting' on fuel poor

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 5:53

A committee of MPs accuses ministers of "shifting the goal posts" to reduce the number of households in England classed as in fuel poverty by 800,000.
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'Prepare pupils for global tests'

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 1:02

Pupils in England should be prepared for international education tests, the chairman of a group of hundreds of secondary schools has argued.
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Hunger-strike Nigerian 'back in UK'

Sunday, December 1st 2013, 21:43
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A Nigerian man who has been on hunger strike is back in the UK after a Home Office flight deporting him had to turn around, his lawyers say.
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Death of Richmond woman 'suspicious'

Sunday, December 1st 2013, 18:12
related places: London, Richmond

The death of a 43-year-old woman in south-west London is being treated as suspicious, police have said.
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Heart of Midlothian 0-7 Celtic

Sunday, December 1st 2013, 16:48

Kris Commons' hat-trick helps Celtic trounce Hearts to progress in the Scottish Cup and soothe their European exit pain.
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Lidl plans to double UK stores

Sunday, December 1st 2013, 11:14
related countries: Germany Germany

Lidl, the German discount supermarket chain, is planning to double the number of its stores in the UK, its managing director tells a newspaper.
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Sledging is a skill, says Anderson

Sunday, December 1st 2013, 9:13

James Anderson says sledging is a skill and a key factor in him becoming one of England's leading bowlers.
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VIDEO: The Brit on Hollywood's hit list

Sunday, December 1st 2013, 0:13

Kelly Marcel is a British screenwriter who only a few years ago was working in a video rental shop, but is now the toast of Hollywood with Disney knocking on her door
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HIV care 'at risk from NHS changes'

Sunday, December 1st 2013, 0:02

HIV care is at risk from the changes to the reorganisation of the NHS in England, doctors who specialise in treating it warn.
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Referee wrong to award try - Gatland

Saturday, November 30th 2013, 22:13
related countries: Australia Australia

Referee Wayne Barnes was wrong to award Australia's final try in their 30-26 win, says Wales coach Warren Gatland.
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Wales 26-30 Australia

Saturday, November 30th 2013, 18:49
related places: Cardiff

Australia edge a scintillating Test match in Cardiff to beat Wales for the ninth straight time.
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Anglicans install woman bishop

Saturday, November 30th 2013, 15:26
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

The UK and Ireland's first woman bishop is installed by the Anglican Church at a service in Dublin on Saturday.
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WWI 'sacred soil' ceremony in London

Saturday, November 30th 2013, 12:48
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: London

A ceremony takes place in London to mark the arrival of "sacred soil" from 70 World War 1 battlefields in Belgium.
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Film actress Jean Kent dies aged 92

Saturday, November 30th 2013, 11:45
related places: Gainsborough

British film and television actress Jean Kent, one of the most famous stars of the Gainsborough melodramas era, dies aged 92.
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England's Bell happy to bat at three

Saturday, November 30th 2013, 11:30

Ian Bell has no problem with moving up to bat at three for England in the second Ashes Test, replacing Jonathan Trott.
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Aussie announcer dropped for race jibe

Saturday, November 30th 2013, 10:10

The announcer at England's tour match in Alice Springs is stood down for racially mocking Monty Panesar.
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'Slavery' case woman 'indoctrinated'

Saturday, November 30th 2013, 6:00
related places: London

The cousin of a woman who belonged to a Maoist commune in south London being investigated by police for alleged slavery accuses its members of turning her against her family.
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PM hits back in EU 'nasty' row

Friday, November 29th 2013, 18:17

David Cameron says claims by a European commissioner that the UK's immigration policies are "nasty" are "completely unacceptable".
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Black Friday flurry for UK retailers

Friday, November 29th 2013, 18:08
related countries: United States United States

A rush by some retailers to copy a US-style Black Friday boosts sales, but leads to a fight in one Asda shop, and an arrest at another, as customers seek the best discounted deals.
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Rigby killing 'cowardly and callous'

Friday, November 29th 2013, 17:40
related places: London, Woolwich

The killing of soldier Lee Rigby on a London street was a "cowardly and callous" murder a jury hears, as graphic CCTV footage is shown in court.
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Hunger strike asylum seeker removed

Friday, November 29th 2013, 17:36

Lawyers for failed asylum seeker Isa Muazu, who was on hunger strike, say the Home Office has confirmed his removal from the UK to Nigeria.
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Wales ready to unleash pack power

Friday, November 29th 2013, 13:29
related countries: Australia Australia

Wales' scrum could have a significant edge over Australia on Saturday, according to Welsh forwards coach Robin McBryde.
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Warner crossed the line - Waugh

Friday, November 29th 2013, 11:56

David Warner's comments about England batsman Jonathan Trott were "out of order", according to former captain Steve Waugh.
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Angela Lansbury returns to West End

Friday, November 29th 2013, 10:02
related places: London, West End

Actress Angela Lansbury is to appear on the London stage for the first time in almost 40 years in a production of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit.
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'Strong' rise in UK house prices

Friday, November 29th 2013, 9:56

Prices of houses and flats have picked up strongly, according to figures from the Nationwide building society.
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Ballance presses case as England toil

Friday, November 29th 2013, 9:19

Gary Ballance scores an assured 55 as England labour on the first day of their tour match against a CA Chairman's XI.
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Acid victims' families demand action

Friday, November 29th 2013, 5:07
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania
related places: Zanzibar

The families of two British women targeted in an acid attack in Zanzibar say the UK government must apply more pressure on the Tanzanian authorities.
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Switzerland 1, Italy, Holland and England 0

Friday, November 29th 2013, 3:12
related countries: Italy Italy

The small nation seeded ahead of Italy at the World Cup
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High Streets need 'radical action'

Friday, November 29th 2013, 0:22

Rejuvenating town centres requires radical action on a scale not seen since the building programmes of post-war Britain, according to a new report.
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English clubs may stay in Heineken Cup

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 23:29
related countries: France France

English clubs could yet play in next season's Heineken Cup, despite threatening to set up a rival European tournament.
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Trainspotting 'favourite Scots book'

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 23:00

Irvine Welsh's debut novel Trainspotting is named as Scotland's favourite book of the past 50 years.
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Greenpeace Briton reveals jail code

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 19:44
related countries: Russia Russia

Bailed British Greenpeace activist Alex Harris tells how she communicated with her fellow activists in a Russian jail by tapping out messages on pipes.
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Professionals star Lewis Collins dies

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 15:58

British actor Lewis Collins, best known as Bodie in The Professionals, dies aged 67 after a five-year struggle with cancer.
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Npower confirms 1,460 UK jobs to go

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 10:43

Energy giant Npower confirms that 1,460 UK jobs are to go as part of a major restructuring and gives details of where the cuts will be made.
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Bresnan pushes claim for Test place

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 10:28

Tim Bresnan lays claim for a place in the England team for the second Ashes Test by taking four wickets for the Performance Programme.
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Banned pair recalled by Australia

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 10:09
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia recall backs Adam Ashley-Cooper and Nick Cummins after one-game bans for Saturday's Test against Wales.
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VIDEO: On the road with Syrian aid group

Thursday, November 28th 2013, 6:55
related countries: Syria Syria

A small group of British Muslims are taking aid convoys overland to some of the most dangerous areas of Syria.
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Spanish PM: Scotland 'outside of EU'

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 22:33
related countries: Spain Spain

The Spanish prime minister suggests an independent Scotland would have to apply to become a member of the EU from the outside.
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UK not soft touch on benefits - PM

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 18:20

David Cameron defends plans to restrict access to welfare for EU immigrants, saying he is sending a "clear message" it is not "easy to claim" UK benefits.
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Npower to cut 1,400 jobs in the UK

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 17:39

Energy giant Npower is to cut 1,400 jobs as part of a major restructuring of its UK operations.
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Monty Python confirms five more dates

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 16:00
related places: London

The surviving members of the Monty Python team have doubled the number of their reunion shows by announcing five further dates at London's O2 Arena.
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First British bank opens in Iraq

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 15:25
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The first branch of a British bank in Iraq is opened by the country's Prime Minister, Nouri Maliki.
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Gay snub B&B owners lose appeal

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 12:48

The owners of a Christian guesthouse in Cornwall who were ordered to pay damages for turning away a gay couple lose their UK Supreme Court fight.
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Kenya appeals to UK not to ban khat

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 12:26
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenyan MPs appeal to the UK not to ban the herbal stimulant khat, saying it is of economic and cultural significance to many Africans.
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Consumer spending drives UK economy

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 11:29

Economic growth in the UK was driven by consumer spending in the third quarter of the year, official figures show, and business investment also rose.
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Royal Mail reports jump in profits

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 11:18
related places: London

Royal Mail reports a big jump in half-year profits in its first results since its flotation, as Business Secretary Vince Cable defends the sale before MPs.
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Johnson dismisses talk of Ashes truce

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 11:10
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Adelaide

Australia's Mitchell Johnson says England should expect more sledging during the second Ashes Test in Adelaide.
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Independence blueprint to be debated

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 7:35

A debate on the Scottish government's independence White Paper is to be held at Holyrood, with MSPs given the chance to examine the document in more detail.
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How welcome are Africans in the UK?

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 2:28

Does the UK really want African migrants to leave?
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NHS told to get tough on smoking

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 1:50

The NHS must stop turning a "blind eye" to smoking and ban it in all hospital grounds in England, according to new guidance.
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ICC urges Ashes players to 'calm down'

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 0:37
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Adelaide

Australia and England players are to receive an ICC conduct warning before the second Ashes Test in Adelaide.
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Nine million in 'serious' debt

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 0:05

Nearly nine million people across the UK are living with serious debt problems, according to a new report.
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US warning to citizens going to NI

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 20:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Belfast

US citizens are advised to be extra vigilant when travelling to Northern Ireland, after a car bomb partially exploded near a Belfast shopping centre.
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Scots referendum blueprint unveiled

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 18:28

First Minister Alex Salmond launches the Scottish government's independence blueprint, calling it a "mission statement" for Scotland's future.
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Italy retrial asked to jail Knox

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 16:57
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian prosecutors demand a 30-year jail sentence for Amanda Knox in a retrial over the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher.
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UK protest at Gibraltar bag opening

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 16:25
related countries: Austria Austria, Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain

Britain has protested to the Spanish authorities after police opened a diplomatic bag at the border with Gibraltar, calling it "a serious infringement" of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.
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Hunger Games has record UK opening

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 14:03

The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire, takes £12 million at the UK box office in its opening weekend, film company Lionsgate's largest ever UK opening.
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Bank of England may get new powers

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 12:42

Chancellor George Osborne asks the Bank of England to review whether it needs more powers to control banks' balance sheets.
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Healy critical of Ashes umpires

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 9:46
related countries: Australia Australia

Ashes umpires are told to "stiffen up their act" after mounting tensions in the first Test between England and Australia.
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