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UK MPs barred entry to Hong Kong

Sunday, November 30th 2014, 18:21
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

The Chinese embassy tells a cross-party group of MPs it will not be able to go ahead with a planned visit to Hong Kong.
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Osborne confirms extra £2bn for NHS

Sunday, November 30th 2014, 16:48

Chancellor George Osborne confirms an extra £2bn in annual funding for frontline NHS services across the UK - as Labour says they would go further.
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NI 'not ready for corporation tax'

Sunday, November 30th 2014, 9:18

A leading businessman calls into question the ability of politicians to deliver a lowering of corporation tax for Northern Ireland.
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English councils demand more powers

Sunday, November 30th 2014, 7:20

"It's England's turn now," say English council leaders in an open letter calling for more powers to be devolved from Westminster to the regions.
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David Beckham involved in car crash

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 22:52

A female driver is taken to hospital after her car is involved in a road collision involving former England footballer David Beckham.
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England could do better - Lancaster

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 20:27
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Lancaster, Twickenham

Head coach Stuart Lancaster insists England still have "lots to work on" despite beating Australia 26-17 at Twickenham.
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'Up to 13,000 slaves' working in UK

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 20:23

There could be between 10,000 and 13,000 victims of slavery in the UK, higher than previous figures, analysis for the Home Office suggests.
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England 26-17 Australia

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 16:26
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Twickenham

Ben Morgan scores two tries as England end their autumn series with a much-needed 26-17 win over Australia at Twickenham.
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Black Friday sets Amazon UK record

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 14:10

Black Friday was the busiest ever day for online retailer Amazon UK, with sales that "surpassed all expectations", the company says.
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England suffer emphatic ODI defeat

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 11:45
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Colombo

Sri Lanka beat England by eight wickets with 10.4 overs to spare to take a 2-0 lead in the one-day international series.
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Mellor apologises for taxi outburst

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 11:03
related places: London

Former Conservative cabinet minister David Mellor apologises for an outburst against a London taxi driver, which was recorded and given to the Sun.
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Brown wants Scots politics 'reset'

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 0:59

Former PM Gordon Brown says politicians in Scotland must stop obsessing about constitutional change and focus on improving people's lives.
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Police called to Black Friday sales

Friday, November 28th 2014, 18:33
related places: London

Police are called to supermarkets across the UK amid crowd surges as people hunt for "Black Friday" offers.
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Russia warships pass through Channel

Friday, November 28th 2014, 13:48
related countries: France France, Russia Russia

A flotilla of Russian warships passes through the English Channel in what British and French officials describe as an annual visit.
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Lowest ever winter deaths recorded

Friday, November 28th 2014, 10:17

The lowest ever number of winter deaths were recorded last year, official figures for England and Wales show.
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Social media told to simplify terms

Friday, November 28th 2014, 0:04

A report from the UK parliament says Facebook, Twitter and other social networking firms need to make their terms and conditions clearer.
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Woman wins £337m in divorce case

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 17:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

The American wife of London financier Sir Chris Hohn, Jamie Cooper-Hohn, is awarded £337m by a High Court judge in a divorce case.
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Afghan attack hits UK embassy car

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 17:08
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

A suicide bomber strikes a UK embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul, with a British worker and an Afghan staff member among those killed.
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Scotland 'should set income tax'

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 17:00

The Scottish Parliament should have the power to set income tax rates and bands, the body on strengthening devolution recommends.
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Rocky Horror sequel set for London

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 16:06
related places: London

Shock Treatment, the sequel to cult hit Rocky Horror Picture Show, is to be adapted for the stage in London.
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UK net migration rises to 260,000

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 14:41

The government is set to miss its immigration targets as net migration to the UK reaches its highest level since the 2010 general election.
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Williams could replace North on wing

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 7:58
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Scarlets' Liam Williams is tipped to start on the wing for Wales against South Africa on Saturday if George North is ruled out.
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Vinyl record sales hit 18-year high

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 7:55
related places: More

More than one million vinyl records have been sold in the UK so far this year - the first time the milestone has been achieved since 1996.
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US planes 'may use British carrier'

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 4:24
related countries: United States United States

The Royal Navy wants to ask American squadrons to fly off its new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, because of delays to the introduction of Britain’s new F35B fighters, BBC Newsnight learns.
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Photography's history to go on show

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 3:02

Treasures from the world's oldest photographic society will go on display at the site of one of the UK's first public exhibitions of photography.
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Embassy protesters condemn shooting

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 2:24
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

Hundreds demonstrate outside the US embassy in London in protest at the decision not to prosecute a police officer for killing black teenager Michael Brown in Missouri.
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Candy Crush maker chairman resigns

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 1:13

The chairman of King Digital, the maker of the popular mobile game Candy Crush, Melvyn Morris, has resigned and is taking a break from the UK firm.
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Child sex abuse care place shortage

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 23:59

A report reveals councils are having to phone around England to find places to accommodate children at risk of sexual exploitation.
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Commission to urge Scottish tax power

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 20:53

The commission on devolving powers to the Scottish Parliament is to recommend full control over income tax rates and bands, the BBC understands.
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England beaten despite Moeen century

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 18:05
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Colombo

Moeen Ali makes his maiden century but England lose to Sri Lanka by 25 runs in the opening one-day international in Colombo.
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Britons jailed over Syria terror camp

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 17:47
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

Two brothers from east London become the first Britons to be jailed for terrorism training in Syria.
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Concerns over terror exclusion plans

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 16:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

The UK's reviewer of terrorism laws raises concerns about plans to exclude people from the UK if they go abroad to fight with extremist groups, as a new counter-terror bill is published
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Boks make five changes for Wales

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 9:50

South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer has made five changes to his starting XV to face Wales at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday.
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A 'generation to change bank culture'

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 0:08

A "toxic" and "aggressive" culture inside British banks will take a generation to change, according to a report from Cass Business School and New City Agenda.
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VIDEO: How to hack a molecular microscope

Wednesday, November 26th 2014, 0:07

A PhD student from Brunel University London has saved himself £100,000 by 'hacking' his own kit.
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Vodafone gave too much data to police

Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 23:02

Vodafone sent the phone data of more than 1,000 News UK workers to police after being asked for the details of just one journalist, the Met Police says.
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VIDEO: Angelina Jolie on directing Unbroken

Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 22:27

Oscar winning actress Angelina Jolie has attended the premiere in London of her new film, Unbroken.
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Dewani judge asked to continue trial

Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 12:41

A judge is considering whether a case against UK businessman Shrien Dewani, accused of the murder of his wife, should continue.
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VIDEO: 'Tense' in Dewani trial courtroom

Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 10:51
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Cape Town

Jon Kay reports from the courtroom in Cape Town, as South African prosecutors try to persuade a judge not to drop the murder case against British businessman Shrien Dewani.
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International Emmys for UK shows

Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 10:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: Utopia

British TV productions win three awards at the International Emmys in the US, including a best drama prize for axed Channel 4 series Utopia.
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Tuesday's gossip column

Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 7:37

Balotelli to stay in England, Chelsea pull out of race for Reus, Gundogan keen on Premier League, plus more.
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Many lonely elderly call helpline

Tuesday, November 25th 2014, 1:45

In its first year, a free 24-hour UK helpline for the elderly has been inundated with calls about loneliness.
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Vunipola ruled out of Australia Test

Monday, November 24th 2014, 19:12
related countries: Australia Australia

Billy Vunipola is ruled out of England's Test against Australia with concussion and replaced by Thomas Waldrom.
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'Time is right' for new terror powers

Monday, November 24th 2014, 14:22

The police and security services should get new powers to defend the UK from a terror threat "perhaps greater than it has ever been", the home secretary says.
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Ex-minister calls for UK's EU exit

Monday, November 24th 2014, 13:19

Former minister Owen Paterson calls for the UK to exit the EU, putting pressure on the prime minister amid Tory divisions on the issue.
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Dewani judge asked to throw out case

Monday, November 24th 2014, 12:19
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A judge is asked to throw out the case against UK businessman Shrien Dewani, who denies conspiring to murder his wife in South Africa during their honeymoon.
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VIDEO: Google case over web abuse settled

Monday, November 24th 2014, 11:42

A UK businessman who took Google to court over malicious web postings directed at him, has reached a settlement with the firm.
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Banker fit for Hong Kong murder trial

Monday, November 24th 2014, 11:03
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

British banker Rurik Jutting is ruled fit to stand trial for the murder of two women in Hong Kong, after undergoing psychiatric assessments.
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Band Aid single storms to number one

Monday, November 24th 2014, 9:32

Band Aid 30's Do They Know It's Christmas? debuts at number one in the UK singles chart after selling more than 312,000 copies last week.
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VIDEO: HK murder suspect fit to stand trial

Monday, November 24th 2014, 7:40
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, Indonesia Indonesia

A judge has ruled that a British banker charged with the murder of two Indonesian women in Hong Kong is fit to stand trial.
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VIDEO: Dewani judge asked to throw out case

Monday, November 24th 2014, 6:56
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A court in South Africa will consider whether a murder trial against a British man should be thrown out.
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UK fighters in Syria 'not mercenaries'

Monday, November 24th 2014, 2:56
related countries: Syria Syria

A British man fighting with Kurdish troops against Islamic State militants in Syria tells the BBC he is not a mercenary.
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RBS sorry for 'incorrect' evidence

Monday, November 24th 2014, 1:07

Royal Bank of Scotland apologised for giving incorrect evidence to a parliamentary hearing, letters released by the Treasury Committee reveal.
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Volleyball woman out of Iran prison

Sunday, November 23rd 2014, 23:42
related countries: Iran Iran

British-Iranian Ghoncheh Ghavami, who was detained after attempting to watch a men's volleyball match in Iran, is freed on bail, her family says.
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UK 'unlikely to meet' migration target

Sunday, November 23rd 2014, 16:30

EU migration has "blown off course" the UK's target to cut net migration to the tens of thousands, the home secretary says.
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'Up to five' terror plots stopped

Sunday, November 23rd 2014, 14:06

Four or five terror plots have been stopped this year, compared with an average one a year in recent years, Britain's most senior police officer says.
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England warm-up game washed out

Sunday, November 23rd 2014, 8:29
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Colombo

England's final warm-up match against Sri Lanka A is abandoned without a ball bowled after heavy morning rain in Colombo.
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Quigg and McDonnell retain titles

Saturday, November 22nd 2014, 23:01
related countries: Japan Japan

Britain's Scott Quigg defends his WBA world super-bantamweight title with a unanimous points win over Japan's Hidenori Otake.
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Wales 16-34 New Zealand

Saturday, November 22nd 2014, 20:26
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Wales slip to a 34-16 defeat to New Zealand in Cardiff - continuing a run of 61 years without a win over the All Blacks.
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NHS staff fly out to fight Ebola

Saturday, November 22nd 2014, 17:36
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
related places: London

The first group of NHS volunteers set off from London Heathrow, bound for Sierra Leone where they will help in the fight against Ebola.
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Balcony collapse victims named

Saturday, November 22nd 2014, 14:12
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: London

Two Polish men who died after a balcony collapsed in west London on Friday are named as Tomasz Procko, 22, and Karol Szymanski, 29.
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101 non-emergency number down

Saturday, November 22nd 2014, 12:53

A number of police forces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are reporting the 101 phone number, designed for non-emergency calls, is down.
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14 injured in hotel gas explosion

Saturday, November 22nd 2014, 6:00
related places: London

At least 14 people are injured in a suspected gas explosion which has led to the evacuation of a central London hotel, ambulance officials say.
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British IS fighters 'killed in Syria'

Saturday, November 22nd 2014, 0:25
related countries: Syria Syria

Two British men are reported to have been killed while fighting alongside Islamic State militants in Syria.
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Monsieur Romieu - a 'man of talents'

Saturday, November 22nd 2014, 0:12
related countries: France France

A French envoy is poisoned - are British diplomats to blame?
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Miliband: Flags tweet disrespectful

Friday, November 21st 2014, 20:49

Ed Miliband says a Labour MP who quit her role after tweeting a picture of a house with three England flags and a white van parked outside "conveyed a sense of disrespect".
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Two dead as London balcony collapses

Friday, November 21st 2014, 20:04
related places: London

Two men die and at least six other people are injured as part of a balcony collapses in west London.
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VIDEO: UK joins Poland in Nato drill

Friday, November 21st 2014, 19:22
related countries: Poland Poland

UK troops take part in the largest British armoured exercise in Europe since 2008.
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McCaw not interested in milestones

Friday, November 21st 2014, 19:00

Richie McCaw says he is thinking only about beating Wales, despite the match on Saturday being his 100th as captain of the All Blacks.
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Farage predicts more UKIP victories

Friday, November 21st 2014, 13:00
related places: Rochester, Strood

Nigel Farage says UKIP can become a major force at next year's general election after its victory in the Rochester and Strood by-election.
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Police make computer hijack arrests

Friday, November 21st 2014, 12:21

Fifteen people have been arrested, including four in the UK, in connection with the hijacking of computers.
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'Extremist risk' at Muslim schools

Friday, November 21st 2014, 11:44
related places: London

Pupils at six east London schools are "vulnerable to extremist influences and radicalisation", Ofsted's Sir Michael Wilshaw says after snap inspections.
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Counting under way in Rochester poll

Friday, November 21st 2014, 2:59
related places: Rochester, Strood

Votes are being counted in the the Rochester and Strood by-election where the UK Independence Party is hoping to gain its second elected Westminster MP.
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UK drops EU bankers' pay challenge

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 22:45

In a surprise move, the UK government has withdrawn its legal challenge to EU legislation that caps the level of bankers' bonuses.
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England give Moeen opening chance

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 18:16
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Moeen Ali will open the batting with England captain Alastair Cook in Friday's warm-up for the one-day series against Sri Lanka.
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'Beheading plot' suspects in court

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 17:39

Three terrorism suspects were involved in a plot to behead a member of the British public "imminently" when they were arrested, a court hears.
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Market for women's game 'proven'

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 16:55
related places: Wembley

England women's midfielder Karen Carney believes their historic game at Wembley on Sunday proves there is an appetite for the women's game.
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Marshall loses women's world title

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 16:27

British defending champion Savannah Marshall loses at the Women's World Championships in Jeju, Korea.
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Cotter makes four changes for Tonga

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 13:45
related countries: Tonga Tonga

Geoff Cross, Johnnie Beattie, Sean Lamont and Tim Visser come into the Scotland team for Saturday's Test against Tonga.
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Cameron on attack over English votes

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 13:17

David Cameron says he is the only leader offering English votes for English laws, in heated exchanges at the Commons Liaison Committee.
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RBS fined £56m over computer failure

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 11:53

Royal Bank of Scotland is fined £56m by regulators after a 2012 software issue left millions of customers unable to access their accounts.
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Greengrass to direct Orwell's 1984

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 10:53
related places: Orwell

British director Paul Greengrass, best known for action sequel The Bourne Ultimatum, is to bring George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four to the big screen.
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Sturgeon sworn in as first minister

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 10:10
related places: Edinburgh

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon is formally sworn in as Scotland's first minister in front of senior judges at the Court of Session in Edinburgh.
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Carter out, McCaw hits new landmark

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 6:11
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Richie McCaw captains New Zealand for the 100th time, but star fly-half Dan Carter misses out against Wales on Saturday.
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Firm to invest £640m in UK shale gas

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 4:45

Chemicals giant Ineos is to announce plans to invest up to $1bn (£640m) in shale gas exploration and production in the UK, the BBC understands.
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Singapore tops best business ranking

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 2:58
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Wealthy city-state Singapore has once again topped a ranking of the best places in the world to do business, with the UK ranking only 21st.
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Double cancer referrals, GPs urged

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 0:17

New draft NHS guidelines encourage GPs to diagnose and refer almost twice as many cancer patients in England each year.
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First test for bonus cap challenge

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 23:51

The UK government is due to get an indication on whether its battle to overturn an EU law on bankers' pay is likely to succeed.
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VIDEO: UK denies 'pick-up artist' Blanc visa

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 23:01
related countries: United States United States

Controversial US "pick-up artist" Julien Blanc has been barred from entering the UK by the Home Office.
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UK denies 'pick-up artist' Blanc visa

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 18:30
related countries: United States United States

Controversial US "pick-up artist" Julien Blanc is barred from entering the UK by the Home Office following an online petition.
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Ford starts as England make changes

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 18:19
related countries: Samoa Samoa
related places: Bath

Bath fly-half George Ford will make his first international start as England make five changes for the visit of Samoa.
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Sturridge set to miss six more weeks

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 16:02
related places: Liverpool

Liverpool and England striker Daniel Sturridge could be out for six more weeks after a new injury setback in training.
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Court puts more heat on diesels

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 15:28

UK government comes under renewed pressure to cut pollution from diesel vehicles following the latest ruling in a battle over clean air.
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Cinemas 'should vary ticket prices'

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 14:41

Cinemas should offer a greater range of ticket prices, according to one of the leading figures in the UK film industry.
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Murat 'faces new McCann questioning'

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 12:41

Police probing the disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann are to question former suspect Robert Murat, the BBC learns.
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O'Grady agrees hacking settlement

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 12:39

Television personality Paul O'Grady settles a phone hacking claim against the publishers of News of the World, London's High Court hears.
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Emma Thompson to receive film honour

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 12:26

Emma Thompson is to be honoured at the British Independent Film Awards next month for her outstanding contribution to British film by an actor.
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Spinner Hafeez to face bowling tests

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 12:25
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan off-spinner Mohammad Hafeez will fly to England for tests after being reported for a suspect bowling action.
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Children failed over sex abuse risk

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 11:25

Vulnerable children in England are at risk of sexual exploitation because of failings by councils, the children's services watchdog Ofsted warns.
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NHS publishes surgeon outcomes data

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 9:11

Information on how patients fare with specific surgeons in England is highlighted in an NHS transparency drive.
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