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'New brand' needed to boost exports

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 7:22

Scotland needs a new brand to sell its skills and modern industries to the world, according to a new report.
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Birdman, Redmayne, Moore lead Oscars

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 6:20

British actor Eddie Redmayne wins best actor at this year's Oscars, while Julianne Moore is named best actress and Birdman best picture.
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Moeen-inspired England beat Scotland

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 5:34

England claim their first win of the 2015 World Cup as a record opening stand helps them to a 119-run victory over Scotland.
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Deaths in detention 'avoidable'

Monday, February 23rd 2015, 2:45

The deaths of hundreds of people with mental health conditions who were held in detention could have been avoided, an inquiry in England and Wales finds.
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Syria families 'cannot stop crying'

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 20:17
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

Relatives of three missing London girls say there were no signs the teenagers were planning to go to Syria, in emotional interviews appealing for their return.
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Trott takes omnium silver at Worlds

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 14:00

Laura Trott takes silver in the omnium as Britain look set to finish without a gold at the Track World Championships.
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Authorities 'failed' over Syria girls

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 12:57
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

The family of a Glasgow woman who may have encouraged three London girls to join militants in Syria say security services "failed" to stop them leaving.
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HSBC 'open to criminal charges'

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 11:41
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

HSBC left itself open to criminal charges in the UK over its Swiss tax-dodging scandal, says former director of public prosecutions Lord Ken Macdonald.
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Warehouse fire treated as arson

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 10:14
related places: London

A fire which destroyed a storage warehouse in south-east London is being treated as arson, police say
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Ex-UKIP councillor has 'no regrets'

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 10:06

A Kent councillor, expelled from UKIP over what its leader has described as "deeply racist comments", says she does not regret what she said.
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Why homeless Britons are turning to the Sikh community for food

Sunday, February 22nd 2015, 0:11

Why the UK's homeless are turning to Sikhs for food
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VIDEO: Families appeal to 'Syria bound' girls

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 22:35
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

Two families of two of the three London schoolgirls believed to be on their way to Syria to join so-called Islamic State, have issued direct appeals to them to return home.
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Come home, families urge Syria girls

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 21:49
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

Relatives of three London girls believed to be heading to Syria appeal to them to return, as the family of a Glaswegian woman express their horror at reports she may have recruited them.
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GB hopes of GB gold rest with Trott

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 21:48

Olympic champion Laura Trott maintains hopes of a first British gold at the Track World Championships in the omnium.
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US to consider Russia sanctions

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 19:44
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

US Secretary of State John Kerry says new "serious sanctions" are being considered against Russia over its "craven" behaviour in Ukraine.
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Chelsea fans in London racism probe

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 17:25
related countries: France France
related places: Chelsea, London, Paris

Police are investigating a second allegation of racism involving Chelsea fans, after reports that men returning from Paris chanted racist slogans at London's St Pancras station.
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Farah breaks two-mile world record

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 16:37
related places: Birmingham

Britain's Mo Farah breaks the two-mile indoor world record with a time of eight minutes 3.40 seconds in Birmingham.
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PM concern for 'Syria-bound' girls

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 13:37
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey
related places: London

David Cameron calls the disappearance of three London schoolgirls feared to be travelling to join Islamic State extremists in Syria as "deeply concerning".
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Oscar hopeful gets time off Bond

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 11:03

British Oscar hopeful Anna Pinnock has been given time off from working on the new James Bond film Spectre to attend Sunday's Academy Awards.
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VIDEO: School attack survivor 'played dead'

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 10:24
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Ahmad Nawaz, Peshawar, Taliban

The family of Ahmad Nawaz, a Pakistani teenager injured in a Taliban attack on his Peshawar school, talk to the BBC as he prepares for major surgery in UK.
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'Dementia friends' reach one million

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 6:58

One million people have signed up to learn about dementia, the Alzheimer's Society says, as ministers announce a further £300m to fund research.
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Storage warehouse destroyed in blaze

Saturday, February 21st 2015, 6:00
related places: London

A storage warehouse in south-east London is destroyed in a large fire overnight.
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VIDEO: UK schoolgirls 'on way to Syria'

Friday, February 20th 2015, 22:37
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey
related places: London

Three missing east London schoolgirls are feared to be travelling to Syria via Turkey, police say.
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Three UK girls 'heading to Syria'

Friday, February 20th 2015, 22:17
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey
related places: London

Fears grow over three London schoolgirls who have flown to Turkey, amid concerns they may cross the Syrian border and join the Islamic State terrorist group.
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Williams joins Higgins in semis

Friday, February 20th 2015, 17:04

Wales' Mark Williams beats Marco Fu and John Higgins overcomes Stephen Maguire to reach the Welsh Open semi-finals.
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VIDEO: Judge backs mafia man's extradition

Friday, February 20th 2015, 16:42
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: London

A former member of the mafia who lived in London for more than 20 years must be extradited to Italy, a judge has ruled.
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UK and Europe 'badly misread Russia'

Friday, February 20th 2015, 16:36
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

The UK and European diplomats are accused by peers of a "catastrophic misreading" of the mood in the Kremlin in the run-up to Ukraine crisis.
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US and UK 'hacked Sim card firm'

Friday, February 20th 2015, 14:32
related countries: United States United States

US and British spies hacked a top Sim card firm to steal security codes and facilitate eavesdropping on mobiles, a news website says.
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UK finances show £8.8bn surplus

Friday, February 20th 2015, 13:54

UK government finances showed a surplus of £8.8bn in January, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said.
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UK retail sales fall 0.3% in January

Friday, February 20th 2015, 10:21

UK retail sales fell 0.3% in January from the previous month, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.
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A&E waits worsen across England

Friday, February 20th 2015, 10:05

Accident and Emergency performance in England's NHS hospitals has dipped slightly in the latest weekly figures.
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NZ humiliate England in World Cup

Friday, February 20th 2015, 8:43
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England slip to their joint heaviest one-day defeat as New Zealand chase 124 in 12.2 overs in the World Cup.
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Confessions of a 'boring imperialist'

Friday, February 20th 2015, 0:30

The men in dark glasses who called me a 'British imperialist'
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Man guilty of plot to behead soldier

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 21:04
related places: London

A 19-year-old man, who was on his way to behead a British soldier with a 12in knife when he was arrested, is found guilty of preparing a terrorist act.
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British Gas owner in big profit fall

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 17:18

Centrica, the owner of British Gas, reports a big fall in profits after being hit by the drop in oil prices and by warmer weather.
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Ewan McGregor to direct first film

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 11:39
related countries: United States United States

Scottish actor Ewan McGregor signs up to direct his first film - an adaptation of Philip Roth's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel American Pastoral.
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UK minister sees Russia Baltic threat

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 11:34
related countries: Estonia Estonia, Latvia Latvia, Russia Russia

There is a "real and present danger" of Russia trying to destabilise Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, the UK defence secretary says.
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BBC project urges UK to get creative

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 10:29

A campaign to challenge people to get creative is launched, backed by stars including Dame Judi Dench and Johnny Vegas.
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Call for childcare costs review

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 0:33

A children's charity is urging an independent all-party review of the UK's childcare system as costs continue to rise, with a 5% increase in a year.
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NHS 'paying too much for medicines'

Thursday, February 19th 2015, 0:03

The price the NHS agrees to pay for new medicines in England could cause more harm than good by depleting funds for other services, a report argues.
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VIDEO: Video of Chelsea fans sparks outrage

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 18:54
related countries: France France
related places: Chelsea, Paris

UK police are examining footage appearing to show Chelsea football fans stopping a black man from boarding a Paris train.
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Further fall in UK unemployment

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 17:36

The number of people out of work in the UK has fallen further, official figures show, while wage growth has continued to outpace inflation.
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UK police examine Chelsea fans video

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 16:43
related countries: France France
related places: Chelsea, Paris

UK officers are to examine footage appearing to show Chelsea football fans stopping a black man from boarding a Paris train, the Met Police says.
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Clarke named Ryder Cup captain

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 14:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hazeltine

Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke is named Europe's Ryder Cup captain for the 2016 tournament at Hazeltine, United States.
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British man killed in South Sudan

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 13:23

The Foreign Office confirms a British man has been killed in South Sudan and says it is providing consular assistance to his family.
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Murray's motivational notes revealed

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 11:31
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Dutch sports journalist Wilfred Genee revealed British number one Andy Murray's motivational messages at the Rotterdam Open.
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Marigold sequel gets royal approval

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 11:22

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall join Dame Judi Dench on the orange carpet at the premiere of The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
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Morgan mystified by loss of form

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 8:34

England captain Eoin Morgan says he "doesn't understand" his run of poor form that includes four ducks in five innings.
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Call to snoop on antibiotic scripts

Wednesday, February 18th 2015, 0:01

Doctors should snoop on their colleagues to ensure they are not prescribing too many antibiotics, the NHS in England suggests.
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Church urges 'fresh moral vision'

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 20:08

The Church of England urges politicians to deliver a "fresh moral vision" to tackle an "almost-moribund" political culture, in an unprecedented pre-election message.
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Scotland skipper proud of his side

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 12:57
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Scotland captain Preston Mommsen says his side showed "skill and quality" in their three-wicket defeat by New Zealand.
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UK inflation falls to record low

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 12:56

The rate of UK Consumer Prices Index inflation dropped to 0.3% in January, its lowest on record, as petrol prices continued to fall.
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MPs call for primary sex education

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 9:43

All schools in England should have to teach sex-and-relationships education (SRE), MPs have said in a report.
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New Zealand too strong for Scotland

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 3:53
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Dunedin

Scotland are dismissed for 142 as New Zealand secure a three-wicket victory in a low-scoring World Cup match.
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Judges given power to order DNA tests

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 0:00

Family court judges in England will be able to order DNA tests to determine a child's parentage from September, Justice Minister Simon Hughes announces.
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Children still at abuse risk - report

Tuesday, February 17th 2015, 0:00

Too many children in England are still "slipping though the net" and remain at risk of sexual abuse, a report by the Office of the Children's Commissioner says.
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Doping claims could 'kill' athletics

Monday, February 16th 2015, 19:02
related countries: Russia Russia

British athlete Jenny Meadows says that if proven, the claims of Russian doping could "kill" athletics.
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Labour in apprentice guarantee vow

Monday, February 16th 2015, 17:09

Labour would guarantee apprenticeships for every school leaver in England who "gets the grades" by 2020, Ed Miliband says in a speech setting out the party's business policies.
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Brexit 'disaster for UK and EU'

Monday, February 16th 2015, 16:03

The UK's withdrawal from the European Union would be a "disaster" for both sides, a European commissioner says.
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Convicted rapist 'murdered parents'

Monday, February 16th 2015, 11:22
related places: London

A convicted rapist, recently released from prison, is believed to have killed his parents in a double murder in central London.
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Monday, February 16th 2015, 7:56

Using potent forms of cannabis is a factor in 24% of new psychosis cases analysed by King's College London researchers.
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CBI upgrades UK growth forecast

Monday, February 16th 2015, 7:38

The Confederation of British Industries (CBI) business lobby group has upgraded its forecast for the UK's economic growth this year.
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Scotland 23-26 Wales

Sunday, February 15th 2015, 16:50

Tries by Rhys Webb and Jonathan Davies help Wales to a hard-fought 26-23 Six Nations win over Scotland at Murrayfield.
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England to rethink bowling tactics

Sunday, February 15th 2015, 16:11

England must rethink their bowling tactics to revive their World Cup hopes, admits coach Peter Moores.
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VIDEO: A taste of Kabul's first chip shop

Sunday, February 15th 2015, 6:38
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

The first British fish and chip shop has opened in Afghanistan's capital Kabul, serving up a taste of the UK to locals.
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Johnson 'to renounce US citizenship'

Sunday, February 15th 2015, 5:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

London mayor Boris Johnson says he intends to renounce his US citizenship to prove his "commitment to Britain".
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Priest steers NZ women past England

Sunday, February 15th 2015, 4:34
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand beat England by nine wickets in the third women's one-day international to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series.
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Confessions of a British Carnival dancer in Rio

Sunday, February 15th 2015, 2:37

Confessions of a British Carnival dancer in Rio
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Labour calls for alcohol at football

Sunday, February 15th 2015, 0:19

Scottish Labour calls for football fans to be allowed to buy alcohol during matches at stadiums across the country.
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Johnson-Thompson sets high jump record

Saturday, February 14th 2015, 18:41
related places: Sheffield

Katarina Johnson-Thompson sets a new British high jump record as she defends her indoor title in Sheffield.
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Miliband pledges tough HMRC review

Saturday, February 14th 2015, 18:10

A review of HM Revenue and Customs' approach to tax evasion and avoidance will report by July if Labour comes to power, Ed Miliband says.
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England 47-17 Italy

Saturday, February 14th 2015, 17:09
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Twickenham

England run in six tries, including a brace for Jonathan Joseph, as they thump Italy in the Six Nations at Twickenham.
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England senior players urged to lead

Saturday, February 14th 2015, 15:35
related countries: Australia Australia

Eoin Morgan calls on England's senior players to help the side recover from their thrashing by Australia at the World Cup.
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Umpiring error denies Taylor century

Saturday, February 14th 2015, 14:23
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Taylor

The ICC admits that an umpiring error cost James Taylor a century opportunity in England's World Cup defeat by Australia.
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England thrashed in World Cup opener

Saturday, February 14th 2015, 11:24
related countries: Australia Australia

England suffer a 111-run defeat by Australia in their opening World Cup match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
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Bolt to retire after London 2017

Saturday, February 14th 2015, 11:21
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica
related places: London

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt says that he will retire from athletics after the 2017 World Championships in London.
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Finn takes hat-trick at World Cup

Saturday, February 14th 2015, 8:24
related countries: Australia Australia

Steven Finn becomes the first England bowler to take a World Cup hat-trick as Australia post 342-9 in their opening game.
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Party leaders in climate commitment

Saturday, February 14th 2015, 0:56

The UK's three main political leaders make a pledge to work together to combat climate change, whatever the election result.
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England women 0-1 USA women

Friday, February 13th 2015, 22:23
related countries: United States United States

England's 2015 World Cup preparations suffer a setback as Alex Morgan's header earns the USA victory at Stadium MK.
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Amputee soldier makes racing history

Friday, February 13th 2015, 17:59

Captain Guy Disney becomes the first jockey with an artificial leg to ride over fences in a race in Britain.
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'Feelgood factor vital to England'

Friday, February 13th 2015, 17:15

Andy Farrell calls on England to cash in on the "feelgood factor" after last week's 21-16 victory over Wales.
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Oscars hopeful hits funding target

Friday, February 13th 2015, 17:00

Oscar-nominated British animator Daisy Jacobs is celebrating after winning a Bafta and raising enough money to fund her next project.
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Binge-drinking falls in young adults

Friday, February 13th 2015, 16:50

Binge-drinking among young adults in Britain is continuing to fall, figures from the Office for National Statistics show.
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Aer Lingus ups support for IAG deal

Friday, February 13th 2015, 15:51

Aer Lingus reaffirms its support for a £1bn takeover offer from British Airways owner IAG, saying it believes the deal makes commercial sense.
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Scotland make two changes for Wales

Friday, February 13th 2015, 11:44

Geoff Cross and Sean Lamont replace Euan Murray and Tommy Seymour in Scotland's line-up to face Wales on Sunday.
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Killer Noye to get parole hearing

Friday, February 13th 2015, 11:07

Kenneth Noye, one of the UK's most notorious criminals, could be released after being granted a parole hearing.
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Morgan is world class - Anderson

Friday, February 13th 2015, 11:07

James Anderson ridicules criticism by Geoffrey Boycott about the batting of England's World Cup captain Eoin Morgan.
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England women win to level NZ series

Friday, February 13th 2015, 7:29
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Captain Charlotte Edwards leads the way as England beat New Zealand by 90 runs in their second one-day international.
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Fifty Shades 'doesn't glorify abuse'

Friday, February 13th 2015, 6:36
related places: London

The stars, director and author defend Fifty Shades of Grey after domestic abuse protesters target its London premiere.
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Amanda Knox 'to marry' musician

Friday, February 13th 2015, 5:02
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States

Amanda Knox, a former US student convicted in Italy over the murder of her British flatmate, is engaged to marry a musician, reports say.
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Abuse inquiry 'should cover whole UK'

Friday, February 13th 2015, 3:59

The government is being urged to extend the scope of the historical child sexual abuse inquiry to also cover Scotland and Northern Ireland.
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Kane worth England place - Hodgson

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 22:30
related places: Tottenham

England manager Roy Hodgson all but confirms that prolific Tottenham striker Harry Kane will be in his next squad.
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VIDEO: Fifty Shades cast at London premiere

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 20:42
related places: London

Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, who play the protagonists in the film Fifty Shades of Grey, defended the movie after it received some critical reviews.
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MPs to investigate HSBC tax scandal

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 16:15

The UK's Treasury Committee is to examine allegations that HSBC's Swiss private bank helped clients evade tax.
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Labour would protect schools funding

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 13:07

A Labour government would protect education spending in England - and take steps to control class sizes, Ed Miliband says.
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Carney: Inflation may turn negative

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 12:56

Inflation in the UK could temporarily turn negative in the spring because of falling oil prices, the governor of the Bank of England says.
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Australian Clarke to miss Cup opener

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 5:07
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia
related places: Melbourne

Australia captain Michael Clarke will not play against England in the Cricket World Cup opener in Melbourne on Saturday.
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Album charts to count streamed songs

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 3:13
related places: March

Music streamed on sites like Spotify and Deezer will be counted towards the UK album chart from March, the Official Charts Company announces.
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Advice on secret care home filming

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 2:04

Guidance is being issued about the use of hidden cameras to monitor the care of people in hospitals and care homes in England.
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HMRC to expand probe into HSBC

Thursday, February 12th 2015, 1:46
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

The tax authority will expand the scope of its investigation into Swiss tax accounts held at HSBC, the BBC has learned.
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