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The Voice crowns its fourth winner

Sunday, April 5th 2015, 8:44

Scottish Firefighter Steve McCrorie wins the fourth series of TV talent show The Voice - and releases his debut single in a bid to crack the charts.
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The UK's first secret election vote

Saturday, April 4th 2015, 23:30
related places: How

How the secret ballot spelled the end of boozy bribery
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Labour pledges home-building fund

Saturday, April 4th 2015, 15:13

Ed Miliband unveils a Labour plan to encourage banks to fund 125,000 new homes for first time-buyers in England.
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Bedene wins first match as a Briton

Saturday, April 4th 2015, 14:30

Aljaz Bedene makes a winning start to life as the British number two in Casablanca after becoming a UK citizen last week.
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McIlroy misses 'pure joy' of golf

Saturday, April 4th 2015, 11:22

Northern Ireland's world number one Rory McIlroy admits he does not love golf as much as he used to as a child.
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Public 'back tax rises to fund NHS'

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 23:07

A majority of people in Britain support tax rises as a way of funding the NHS ahead of cuts to other public services, a poll shows.
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Brook angry at 'disrespectful' Khan

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 10:18

IBF world welterweight champion Kell Brook criticises British rival Amir Khan for showing him "a lack of respect".
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UK 'spied on Argentina' - Snowden

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 5:06
related countries: Argentina Argentina, United States United States
related places: Snowden

Documents released by the American whistle-blower Edward Snowden claim that Britain spied for several years on the Argentine government.
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Indonesia jails teachers for abuse

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 4:44
related countries: Canada Canada, Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Jakarta

A British-Canadian teacher and an Indonesian are jailed for 10 years for sex abuse at a Jakarta international school, in a controversial case.
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Turkey detainee is son of councillor

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 20:07
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Rochdale

One of nine Britons detained in Turkey for allegedly trying to cross illegally into Syria is named as the son of a Labour councillor from Rochdale.
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North will not play again in April

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 16:39

Northampton and Wales wing George North will not play again this month on the advice of a neurologist.
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Heathrow to cut domestic charges

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 13:58
related places: Heathrow

Heathrow airport plans to cut the fee it charges airlines for passengers travelling to UK destinations by a third from next year.
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VIDEO: Cause of Holborn fire 'unknown'

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 13:15
related places: Holborn, London

Firefighters have said they are still unsure what caused an electrical fire which has closed a road in central London.
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Pietersen 'not on radar for tour'

Thursday, April 2nd 2015, 11:51

England coach Peter Moores says he is focused on the tour of the West Indies and not on batsman Kevin Pietersen.
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VIDEO: Snowden's smashed laptop on show

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 21:04
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: London, Victoria

The laptop used to store top-secret documents leaked by National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden has gone on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
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Britons held on Turkey-Syria border

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 19:40
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

Nine British nationals have been seized by Turkish authorities after trying to illegally enter Syria, armed forces in the country say.
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Holborn fire causes mass evacuation

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 16:57
related places: London

An electrical fire under the pavement in central London leads to some 2,000 people being evacuated from nearby buildings and a number of West End shows being cancelled.
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Weak UK productivity 'unprecedented'

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 11:00

The productivity of the UK workforce remains slightly lower than in 2007, marking an "unprecedented absence" of growth in the post-war era, official figures show.
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Collection of Vettriano works sold

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 10:16
related places: Edinburgh

A private collection of 12 works by the Scottish artist Jack Vettriano raises a total of £837,900 at an auction in Edinburgh.
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Scotland to discover Georgia fate

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 10:12
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Tbilisi

Scotland will discover on 21 May if their Euro 2016 qualifier in Georgia will be played behind closed doors after crowd trouble in Tbilisi.
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Russian dissident gets asylum in UK

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 8:44
related countries: Russia Russia

A key ally of Russian anti-Kremlin campaigner Alexei Navalny - Vladimir Ashurkov - is granted political asylum in the UK.
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Fatal storms hit northern Europe

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 6:27
related countries: Austria Austria, Germany Germany, Netherlands Netherlands

At least nine people have been killed in gales that have battered Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the UK.
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Townsend hopes to 'silence critics'

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 23:45
related countries: Italy Italy

Andros Townsend hopes he has "silenced" his critics after his equaliser earned England a 1-1 friendly draw in Italy.
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Care system gets 'biggest shake-up'

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 23:04

Major changes to the care system in England, dubbed the biggest shake-up for 60 years, are being introduced, while Scotland merges NHS and care budgets.
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Italy 1-1 England

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 21:20
related countries: Italy Italy

Andros Townsend's second-half equaliser earns England a 1-1 draw against Italy in a friendly in Turin.
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Graves eyes four-day Test matches

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 17:42

Incoming England and Wales Cricket Board chairman Colin Graves confirms his preference for Test matches to last four days.
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Giant slides return to London

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 12:32
related places: London, South Bank

Giant slides by the artist Carsten Holler are returning to London this summer, this time at the Hayward Gallery on London's South Bank.
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Clubs to share £1.67bn European cash

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 12:20

Britain's leading clubs are set for a huge financial boost for competing in the Champions League and Europa League.
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UK's growth for 2014 revised up

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 11:19

The UK's economy grew at a faster pace than initially estimated last year, revised official figures show.
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Borneo man guilty of Britons' murder

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 11:10
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

A Malaysian court finds a local man guilty of murdering two British medical students in Borneo.
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Tourist died from gunshot wounds

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 9:45
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

A British tourist killed in a terror attack at a museum in Tunisia died from gunshot wounds, a coroner hears.
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Yoox agrees Net-a-Porter deal

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 8:55
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: London

Italian online fashion retailer Yoox agrees an all-share merger deal London-based rival Net-a-Porter.
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B&Q set to close about 60 stores

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 7:17
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Kingfisher, the owner of DIY chains B&Q and Screwfix, is to close about 60 B&Q stores in UK and Ireland over the next two years.
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Scots up for comic fiction prize

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 5:45

Scottish authors Alexander McCall Smith and Irvine Welsh are among six writers nominated for an award celebrating the year's funniest books.
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VIDEO: Concerns over Nigeria vote count

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 4:44
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, United States United States

Britain and the United States have voiced concerns about irregularities in the counting of votes after Nigeria's elections.
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Australia announce Ashes squad

Monday, March 30th 2015, 23:38
related countries: Australia Australia

Adam Voges and Fawad Ahmed are included in Australia's 17-man squad to play England in this summer's Ashes Test series.
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U21 pull-outs would be 'a disgrace'

Monday, March 30th 2015, 23:03

It would be a "national disgrace" if teams stopped England's best youngsters playing at the U21 Euros, says Gary Lineker.
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Briton guilty plea in US terror trial

Monday, March 30th 2015, 20:14
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York, Oregon

British terror suspect Haroon Aswat pleads guilty in New York to charges of plotting to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon.
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Family of four dead in Gibraltar flat

Monday, March 30th 2015, 19:14
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar

Four people including a British man and two children have been found dead in a flat in Gibraltar, police in the British territory have said.
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Yoox in talks with Net-a-Porter

Monday, March 30th 2015, 14:55
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: London

Italian online fashion retailer Yoox says it is in merger talks with London-based rival Net-a-Porter.
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Acquittal was 'rebirth' - Sollecito

Monday, March 30th 2015, 12:55

In his first remarks since his final acquittal of UK student Meredith Kercher's murder, Raffaele Sollecito says he will be "marked for life" by the ordeal.
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Attacks hit BA, GitHub and Slack

Monday, March 30th 2015, 11:59

British Airways' Executive Club, the code-sharing site GitHub and the work chat service Slack have all been hit by cyber-attacks.
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Bank stress tests cover global slump

Monday, March 30th 2015, 10:52

The UK's banking industry will have to prove it can endure a global economic slump in this year's Bank of England stress tests.
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Council bans 'lead to bizarre laws'

Sunday, March 29th 2015, 23:01

A law that allows councils in England and Wales to ban certain activities in public is leading to "bizarre new criminal offences", campaigners say.
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Northern Ireland 2-1 Finland

Sunday, March 29th 2015, 18:02
related countries: Finland Finland

Kyle Lafferty continues his hot goalscoring streak as Northern Ireland beat Finland to boost their chances of making Euro 2016.
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Meningitis B vaccine deal agreed

Sunday, March 29th 2015, 12:29

All babies in the UK will soon have a potentially life-saving vaccine against meningitis B after a deal with drug manufacturers, the health secretary says.
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Brook wants Khan fight at Wembley

Sunday, March 29th 2015, 11:11
related places: Wembley

Unbeaten Kell Brook wants to fight Amir Khan in an all-British world title bout at Wembley in June.
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Tuilagi out for season - Cockerill

Sunday, March 29th 2015, 8:44
related places: Leicester

Richard Cockerill says England and Leicester centre Manu Tuilagi is likely to miss the rest of the season with injury.
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We can be best since 1958 - Coleman

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 22:29

Chris Coleman tells his players to prove they are the best Wales team since 1958 by qualifying for Euro 2016.
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Israel 0-3 Wales

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 20:29
related countries: Israel Israel

Gareth Bale scores twice to send Wales two points clear at the top of Group B with a comfortable win over 10-man Israel.
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Briton's father in plea to airlines

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 17:07

The father of a British man killed in the Alps air crash urges airlines to look after pilots "properly", saying the victims of the disaster should "never be forgotten".
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Spectator killed at Nurburgring race

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 16:50

A spectator is killed in a crash involving British driver Jann Mardenborough during an endurance race at the Nurburgring.
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Four miss England's trip to Italy

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 13:33
related countries: Italy Italy

Danny Welbeck, Raheem Sterling, Leighton Baines and James Milner have been ruled out of England's friendly with Italy on Tuesday.
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Cameron promises 'seven-day NHS'

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 13:27

All hospitals in England will provide "a truly seven-day NHS" by 2020 under a future Conservative government, David Cameron says.
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'Friendship message' from SNP to UK

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 1:05

Nicola Sturgeon is expected to send a message of "friendship and solidarity" to the rest of the UK during her speech to the SNP conference.
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From Liverpool to Bollywood

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 0:11
related countries: India India

British teenager who became an unlikely Indian movie star
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England 4-0 Lithuania

Friday, March 27th 2015, 21:56
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania

Harry Kane scores on his international debut as England beat Lithuania 4-0 for their fifth Euro 2016 qualifying win.
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Northampton Saints 52-30 Wasps

Friday, March 27th 2015, 21:47

Northampton beat 14-man Wasps but their victory is soured by a worrying head injury suffered by Wales winger George North.
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Banned girls from Syria trio's school

Friday, March 27th 2015, 21:29
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

Four girls barred from travelling abroad attend the same east London school as three teenagers feared to already be in Syria, it is revealed.
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Italy court to rule on Kercher death

Friday, March 27th 2015, 20:08
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy's top court is to rule whether to uphold the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the 2007 murder of UK student Meredith Kercher.
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Wales players 'used to pressure'

Friday, March 27th 2015, 17:07
related countries: Israel Israel

Wales boss Chris Coleman says his players' experience of large crowds will help them cope against Israel on Saturday.
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British medic declared free of Ebola

Friday, March 27th 2015, 16:20

A UK military medic has been discharged from hospital in London after being declared free of Ebola. Cpl Anna Cross was the first person in the world to be given the experimental drug MIL 77.
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Sex abuse 'cover-up' inquiry extended

Friday, March 27th 2015, 14:55

Three new investigations into alleged corruption by the Metropolitan Police over claims of child abuse are to be managed by the police watchdog.
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Pietersen could 'tear apart' England

Friday, March 27th 2015, 13:42
related countries: Australia Australia

Bringing back Kevin Pietersen could "tear apart the fabric" of the England team, says former Australia coach John Buchanan.
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Safari users win right to sue

Friday, March 27th 2015, 11:25

Google loses Court of Appeal bid to stop consumers having right to sue in UK over alleged misuse of privacy settings.
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Criminals to pay new court charge

Friday, March 27th 2015, 10:17

Convicted criminals in England and Wales will have to pay up to £1,200 towards the cost of their court case under new rules, it is revealed.
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VIDEO: Eels journey from Bermuda and back

Friday, March 27th 2015, 9:27
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Millions of eels have been arriving in the south-west of England having travelled thousands of miles from the Sargasso Sea near Bermuda.
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Folk guitarist John Renbourn dies

Friday, March 27th 2015, 9:16

Influential folk guitarist John Renbourn dies in his home in the Scottish Borders at the age of 70.
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Rooney wary of building up Kane

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 23:10

Captain Wayne Rooney warns against putting too much pressure on striker Harry Kane ahead of what could be his England debut.
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Airlines change cockpit procedures

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 22:44

Airlines across the world have begun requiring two crew members to always be present in the cockpit, in the wake of the French Alps crash.
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Court allows Charles letters release

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 10:35

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 0:12

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

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 22:30

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

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 21:58

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

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 21:49

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

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 21:15

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 17:27

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

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

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

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 13:56

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 0:12

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

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 16:53

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

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 16:23

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

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

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

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 9:37

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 5:35

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

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 2:25

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

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

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

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

Striker Daniel Sturridge will miss England's Euro 2016 qualifier with Lithuania on Friday with a hip injury.
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