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VIDEO: Crew plucked from sinking boat

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 13:35

Dramatic video has emerged of the moment a coastguard helicopter rescued the crew of a sinking fishing boat off the western coast of Scotland.
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England beaten by Smith's century

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 11:49
related countries: Australia Australia

Captain Steve Smith makes a composed century to lead Australia to a thrilling three-wicket tri-series win over England.
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VIDEO: Archive: Saudi king speaks to BBC

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 10:25
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The BBC's John Simpson interviewed Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz in 2007, in the aftermath of the 7/7 London terrorist attacks.
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Energy firm Npower cuts gas prices

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 9:49

Energy supplier Npower is to cut standard gas tariff in UK by an average of 5.1% from 16 February
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Cooper brings Elephant Man to London

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 9:33
related places: Broadway, London

Three-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper is to play the Elephant Man in London following the critical acclaim he has received for the role on Broadway.
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Leveson plan to 'streamline' courts

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 6:21

A senior judge sets out plans to "streamline" the "inefficient, time consuming and... very expensive" justice system in England and Wales.
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UK Car production at seven-year high

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 2:22

Car plants in the UK produced more than 1.5 million vehicles last year, the most since 2007, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders.
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Scientists slow the speed of light

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 1:28

A team of Scottish scientists make light travel slower than the speed of light by changing the shape of photons.
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New Scottish powers plan published

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 20:08

The UK government outlines plans for new Scottish Parliament powers, but SNP ministers say they have been watered down.
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Ex-Home Secretary Leon Brittan dies

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 18:07
related places: London

Ex-Home Secretary Leon Brittan, who served in the Thatcher government and recently faced questions over his handling of child abuse claims, has died aged 75, his family say.
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Kerry hails anti-IS coalition effort

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 18:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria
related places: London

Coalition strikes in Syria and Iraq have halted or reversed the momentum of Islamic State militants, the top US diplomat says at talks in London.
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Mexican artist for Tate Turbine Hall

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 17:14
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: London

Mexico's Abraham Cruzvillegas, known for making sculptures from found materials, will be the next artist to fill the Turbine Hall at London's Tate Modern.
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Morgan blackmail plot investigated

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 12:54
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Police have interviewed an Australian man over an attempt to blackmail England one-day captain Eoin Morgan.
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Crime figures fall to new record low

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 12:46

Crime falls to new record low levels in England and Wales, despite some increases due to changes in how police record incidents.
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Cigarette packets law flawed - firms

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 11:27

The tobacco industry warns that plans to introduce plain cigarette packaging are "flawed" - with UKIP's Nigel Farage calling it an "appalling intrusion into consumer choice".
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Cigarette package law brought forward

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 7:54

The government is to press ahead with the introduction of plain cigarette packaging in England and Wales, asking MPs to back the move before May's election.
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Soldier accused of Austria girl rape

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 13:35
related countries: Austria Austria

A British soldier has been charged with raping and sexually abusing a six-year-old girl in Austria, prosecutors say.
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SNP to vote on English health laws

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 13:29

The leader of the SNP tells the BBC that her MPs will vote on English health matters if it helps to protect the NHS in Scotland.
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Further fall in UK unemployment

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 11:37

The number of people out of work in the UK fell by 58,000 to 1.91 million in the three months to November, official figures show.
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Easter and Cipriani in England squad

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 11:00

England recall Nick Easter and Danny Cipriani to their training squad for the first Six Nations game, while five Lions also return.
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Care cuts 'leave old high and dry'

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 9:26

Older people in England are being left "high and dry" by councils cutting back on the care and support they provide, Age UK says.
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Newer heart attack test for women

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 9:25

Doctors could spot twice as many heart attacks in women if they used a newer, more sensitive blood test, say UK researchers.
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Iraq War report 'not before election'

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 8:22
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The Chilcot inquiry into the Iraq War will not report until after the election, a delay Nick Clegg says is "incomprehensible".
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Cipriani set to receive England call

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 19:04

Danny Cipriani and Nick Easter are poised to be included in the England training squad for the Six Nations opener against Wales.
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VIDEO: The Jihadist who faked his death

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 18:12

A jihadist who faked his death so that he could return to the UK undetected has admitted four terrorism offences.
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Jihadist admits terror offences

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 17:18
related countries: Syria Syria

A British jihadist who faked his death in an attempt to return from Syria to the UK undetected admits four terrorism offences.
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Ex-MI6 chief: Online spy pact needed

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 15:53

British intelligence agencies and technology companies need to agree on data-sharing to stop terrorism, the former head of MI6 says.
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Taken 3 keeps UK box office captive

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 13:52
related countries: United States United States

Liam Neeson's action sequel Taken 3 keeps hold of the top spot at the UK box office for a second week, holding off Clint Eastwood's American Sniper.
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Murray ready for Matosevic challenge

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 12:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Britain's Andy Murray will face a reformed Marinko Matosevic when they meet in the Australian Open second round on Wednesday.
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Gordon Ramsay loses court battle

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 11:30
related places: London

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay loses a High Court battle over being held personally liable for the rent on a London pub he bought.
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Scottish Power to cut gas prices

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 11:19

Scottish Power becomes the third major gas supplier to announce a price cut, with the news it is to reduce prices by 4.8% from 20 February.
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Impressive England thrash India

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 9:18
related countries: India India

Steven Finn and James Anderson lead England to a morale-boosting nine-wicket tri-series win over India in Brisbane.
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British trio beaten in Australia

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 5:21
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Britain's players suffer a disappointing day two at the Australian Open as Heather Watson, James Ward and Kyle Edmund all lose.
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First transplant from UK newborn

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 4:16

Doctors have carried out the first organ transplant from a newborn in the UK, giving a dead baby's kidneys and liver cells to two separate recipients.
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Coronation Street's Kirkbride dies

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 3:42

Actress Anne Kirkbride, who played Deirdre Barlow in ITV's Coronation Street, has died aged 60 after a short illness, her husband confirms.
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Alpari UK 'has potential buyers'

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 3:38

The administrators called in to run failed spread betting firm Alpari UK say they have received several inquiries from potential buyers.
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VIDEO: Chinese man donates cells to UK boy

Monday, January 19th 2015, 21:51
related countries: China China

A man in China is donating his stem cells to a seven-year-old boy in the UK, in what is being seen as a medical miracle.
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Chinese man's rare stem cell match

Monday, January 19th 2015, 21:51
related countries: China China
related places: Shanghai

Shanghai driver donates stem cells to seven-year-old UK boy
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PM Cameron defends letter to mosques

Monday, January 19th 2015, 20:08

Prime Minister David Cameron defends a letter signed by ministers urging Muslim leaders to explain how Islam "can be part of British identity".
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British Gas to cut gas prices by 5%

Monday, January 19th 2015, 17:24

British Gas becomes the latest energy firm to announce a household gas price cut, promising a 5% fall in late February.
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SFO closes probe into Autonomy sale

Monday, January 19th 2015, 14:02

The Serious Fraud Office closes its investigation into the 2011 takeover of UK software firm Autonomy by computer giant Hewlett-Packard.
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Saint Laurent fashion to go on show

Monday, January 19th 2015, 11:34

The first major UK exhibition on the fashion of Yves Saint Laurent is to be staged at the Bowes Museum in County Durham later this year.
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British trio ready for first round

Monday, January 19th 2015, 10:51
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Three Britons will be involved on day two of the Australian Open as they attempt to join Andy Murray in round two.
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Cameron makes 'full employment' vow

Monday, January 19th 2015, 9:23
related countries: Germany Germany

David Cameron will call for Britain to overtake Germany and become a nation of "full employment" in a speech setting out Conservative jobs pledges later.
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VIDEO: 'My son was a jihadi. Now he's home'

Monday, January 19th 2015, 7:49
related countries: Syria Syria

A woman whose son came back to Britain after fighting in Syria says returning fighters need more support.
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Boyhood adds to film awards haul

Monday, January 19th 2015, 5:16

Coming-of-age drama Boyhood has added to its haul of film awards by winning the top prize from the London Critics' Circle.
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Lawes to miss start of Six Nations

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 20:48

Northampton's England second row Courtney Lawes needs ankle surgery and will miss "the first few weeks" of the Six Nations.
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Mark Ronson continues chart reign

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 19:00

Mark Ronson continues his reign at the top of the UK singles chart, notching up a fifth week at number one.
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UK must 'wipe out' anti-Semitism - May

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 17:38

The UK "must redouble its efforts" to end anti-Semitism, says Home Secretary Theresa May, amid safety fears within the Jewish community.
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Russian tourists spend 28% less in UK

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 15:02
related countries: Russia Russia

The UK's hotels and shops saw spending by Russians fall 28% last year largely thanks to the plunge in the rouble.
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PM defends 'right to cause offence'

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 11:28

UK Prime Minister David Cameron disagrees with a comment made by Pope Francis, who said that others' religions should not be mocked, following the attacks on Charlie Hebdo.
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Sunday's gossip column

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 7:39

Manchester United want Bale-De Gea swap deal, Modric could return to England, Dortmund target Mirallas, Robben's bite, plus more.
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Beer giant payment terms criticised

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 5:09

A major beer company has been accused of demanding onerous payment terms from its smaller UK suppliers.
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No child illiteracy by 2025 - Clegg

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 5:07

The Liberal Democrats pledge to eliminate child illiteracy in England by 2025 if they remain in power after the election.
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Britain's oldest person turns 112

Sunday, January 18th 2015, 4:51

The oldest person in Britain celebrates her 112th birthday today, just three days after assuming the mantle.
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Winter disrupts Scottish fixtures

Saturday, January 17th 2015, 12:34
related places: Livingston, Tannadice

Dundee United's Premiership match against Inverness follows games at Livingston and Albion Rovers by being called off.
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Prison drug seizures increasing

Saturday, January 17th 2015, 9:39

The number of drug seizures in prisons in England and Wales has significantly increased, figures from the Ministry of Justice show.
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Briton Watson captures Hobart title

Saturday, January 17th 2015, 6:57

British number one Heather Watson wins her second WTA title with victory over Madison Brengle at the Hobart International.
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UK and US in joint anti-terror push

Saturday, January 17th 2015, 0:23
related countries: United States United States

David Cameron and Barack Obama say the UK and US are to work more closely to combat "violent extremism", sharing expertise on tackling threats.
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Will the UK and Pakistan co-operate on security interests?

Friday, January 16th 2015, 22:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The divisions facing Pakistan and the UK on security issues
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UK and US to stage 'cyber war games'

Friday, January 16th 2015, 17:15
related countries: United States United States

The UK and US are to stage cyber attack "war games" against Wall Street and the City of London in a new joint defence against hackers.
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Police 'concern' for Jewish community

Friday, January 16th 2015, 16:36
related countries: France France

There is "heightened concern" about the risk to Jewish communities in the UK and police officers following the terror attacks in France, police warn.
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Alpari UK closes over currency crisis

Friday, January 16th 2015, 16:15
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: West Ham

Currency broker and West Ham sponsor Alpari UK files for insolvency following the Swiss National Bank's decision to end the link between the Swiss franc and the euro.
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Caravaggio dispute lost in court

Friday, January 16th 2015, 14:28
related places: London

The former owner of a disputed Caravaggio has lost his battle for compensation from a London auction house.
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HS2 compensation package increased

Friday, January 16th 2015, 13:49
related places: Birmingham, London

Homeowners living near the proposed HS2 rail line between London and Birmingham are to get extra financial compensation.
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Defoe completes Sunderland move

Friday, January 16th 2015, 13:43
related places: Sunderland

Toronto FC and England striker Jermain Defoe returns to the Premier League with Sunderland on a three-and-a-half-year deal.
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Sundance London cancelled for 2015

Friday, January 16th 2015, 12:39

The festival, launched in 2012, to promote independent films, will not take place this year.
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UK man arrested over Sony hack

Friday, January 16th 2015, 12:35

A UK man has been arrested in connection with the attacks on the PlayStation and Xbox platforms over Christmas.
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England loss not a setback - Morgan

Friday, January 16th 2015, 12:34
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Morgan

Eoin Morgan says losing to Australia in the tri-series is not a setback in England's World Cup preparations.
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Wales and NI A&E waits 'worsen'

Friday, January 16th 2015, 11:48

A&E waiting times in Wales and Northern Ireland have got worse in the past month - dropping well below performance in England.
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Britain's oldest person dies at 114

Friday, January 16th 2015, 11:38
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

A woman believed to be the last person living in the UK who was born in the reign of Queen Victoria dies, aged 114.
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England succumb to Warner hundred

Friday, January 16th 2015, 11:00
related countries: Australia Australia

David Warner leads Australia to victory over an England side who were saved from embarrassment by Eoin Morgan.
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Ethiopia 'terror plotters' jailed

Friday, January 16th 2015, 10:08
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Somalia Somalia

Two British citizens and a Somali man are jailed in Ethiopia for trying to establish an Islamic state, a radio affiliated to the government reports.
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VIDEO: The mystery of the missing space probe

Friday, January 16th 2015, 8:12

The UK Space Agency is to provide an update on the Beagle 2 space probe, which went missing on Christmas Day in 2003 and has not been heard of since.
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Watson beats Riske to reach final

Friday, January 16th 2015, 7:05

British number one Heather Watson overcomes six rain delays to beat Alison Riske and reach the Hobart International final.
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£1bn spent 'to meet UK's aid target'

Friday, January 16th 2015, 5:37

At least £1bn more than expected was spent on overseas aid in two months to meet the UK's spending target, a watchdog's report says.
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A&Es given safe nurse staffing rules

Friday, January 16th 2015, 2:36

A&E units in England are being given strict guidelines on how many staff they need on duty to provide safe care.
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Unions holding oil and gas talks

Friday, January 16th 2015, 1:26
related places: Aberdeen

Union leaders and the offshore body Oil and Gas UK are to hold talks about the future of the industry in Aberdeen on Friday.
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Birdman and Budapest top Oscar list

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 21:49
related countries: Hungary Hungary
related places: Budapest

Birdman and The Grand Budapest Hotel lead the race for this year's Oscars with nine nominations each, while there is a strong showing for British talent.
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Donaldson wins shot of the year

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 15:24

Wales's Jamie Donaldson wins the European Tour's shot of the year award for his Ryder Cup-winning wedge.
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UK and US leaders in anti-terror vow

Thursday, January 15th 2015, 8:29
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

David Cameron and Barack Obama promise to defeat the "distorted ideology" of terrorism, ahead of talks between the two leaders in Washington.
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Snow and storms sweep across UK

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 21:22

Travel is disrupted after wintry weather sweeps across parts of the UK, with warnings of severe gales to come.
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Broad praises 'powerful' batting

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 15:26

Pace bowler Stuart Broad says England's current one-day batting line-up is the most powerful he has played with.
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Brits line up for Oscars race

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 14:20

British talent is expected to figure strongly when the Oscar nominations are announced later, with Eddie Redmayne and Keira Knightley among those likely to be shortlisted.
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Radcliffe set for London swansong

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 12:22
related places: London

Britain's Paula Radcliffe will race her final marathon in London in April, organisers announce.
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Bell hits 187 in England warm-up win

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 11:49
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Canberra

Ian Bell smashes 187 from 145 balls as England beat the Prime Minister's XI by 60 runs in Canberra.
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Don't fear low inflation - Osborne

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 7:52
related places: Osborne

The sharp fall in the UK rate of inflation should not be feared, Chancellor George Osborne will say in a speech later.
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Snow due to cause further disruption

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 0:53

Further travel problems are expected during the morning rush hour as snowfalls continue across central Scotland.
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West Ham United 2-2 Everton (9-8 on pens)

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 23:16
related places: London, West Ham

Highlights and report as West Ham keeper Adrian scores the decisive penalty for West Ham against Everton in the FA Cup third round.
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England forced to cancel meeting

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 22:30

England manager Roy Hodgson is forced to cancel a dinner meeting with his players because they are too busy.
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NI missed Ballon d'Or votes deadline

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 20:25
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Ballon

Northern Ireland's captain and coach did not get a vote in the Ballon d'Or poll as the Irish FA sent them too late.
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Amber warnings for snow and ice

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 18:26

A Met Office weather warning of snow and ice affecting central Scotland is upgraded from yellow to amber.
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UK inflation rate falls to 0.5%

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 12:46

The inflation rate dropped sharply to 0.5% in December, its joint lowest on record, as petrol prices fell.
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Schools face 'places breaking point'

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 9:43

The cost of creating places for a predicted 880,000 extra pupils in England by 2023 could push schools to breaking point, council leaders warn.
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Limits on the Anglo-German friendship

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 1:13
related countries: Germany Germany

German chancellor's support for UK PM can only go so far
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PM reviews UK risk of Paris attack

Monday, January 12th 2015, 17:31

Prime Minister David Cameron and security chiefs have held a meeting to review the risk to the UK of a Paris-style attack.
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Canary Wharf owner scorns Qatar bid

Monday, January 12th 2015, 17:08
related countries: Qatar Qatar
related places: London

The owner of London's Canary Wharf complex, Songbird Estates, advises its investors to reject a new Qatari-led bid worth £2.59bn.
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Ebola nurse no longer critically ill

Monday, January 12th 2015, 14:10

UK nurse Pauline Cafferkey is "showing signs of improvement" and is no longer critically ill with Ebola, London's Royal Free Hospital says.
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Transfer deals - January 2015

Monday, January 12th 2015, 13:11

Track all the latest signings day by day throughout January in England, Scotland and across Europe.
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Record year for Heathrow and Gatwick

Monday, January 12th 2015, 9:52
related places: Gatwick, Heathrow

The UK's two largest airports, Heathrow and Gatwick, both report record passenger numbers for last year.
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