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Tesco in talks with China Resources

Friday, August 9th 2013, 12:05
related countries: China China

China Resources Enterprise is in talks with the UK retailer Tesco about merging their hypermarkets and supermarkets in China.
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'Tax fugitives' list faces criticism

Friday, August 9th 2013, 11:16

Labour attacks the "failure" to catch a most-wanted list of alleged fraudsters and tax evaders, as more suspects are identified by HM Revenue and Customs.
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Young and Crazy Horse pull UK dates

Friday, August 9th 2013, 10:42

Neil Young and Crazy Horse have cancelled their seven remaining tour dates in Europe following an accident.
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Passengers accuse BA on faulty plane

Friday, August 9th 2013, 10:14
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: London, Riyadh

Passengers accuse British Airways of putting lives at risk after a Riyadh to London plane made two emergency landings with the same fault.
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In pictures: British Asians

Friday, August 9th 2013, 8:26

The life and times of people of South Asian origin in England
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Edinburgh panda 'may be pregnant'

Friday, August 9th 2013, 4:58

Edinburgh Zoo says there are "strong indications" its female giant panda Tian Tian is pregnant with what would be the species' first UK-born cub.
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VIDEO: Proud parents show off big baby

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 22:41
related countries: Spain Spain

Doctors say a British woman has given birth to the biggest baby ever born naturally in Spain - a girl weighing 6.2kg (13lbs 11oz).
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British women attacked in Zanzibar

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 20:37

Two 18-year-old women from London have had acid thrown in their faces on the east African island of Zanzibar, police say.
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Warship in 'routine' Gibraltar visit

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 18:25
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain

A Royal Navy warship is to pay a "routine" visit to Gibraltar, the UK government says amid a continuing row with Spain over border checks.
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Plaque to mark Beethoven symphony

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 17:32

The site of the first UK performance of Beethoven's 9th Symphony is to be marked with a plaque.
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Most UK births since 1972, says ONS

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 17:22

More babies were born in the UK in 2011-12 than in any year since 1972, contributing to the highest population growth in the EU, official figures show.
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Wanted mafia boss arrested in London

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 17:14
related places: London

A mafia boss wanted in Italy is arrested in London but may be released because of "significant deficiencies" with his arrest warrant.
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VIDEO: Asylum inmates found on Crossrail site

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 16:53
related places: London

Archaeologists have uncovered one of the biggest burial sites ever to be found in London while constructing the new Crossrail network
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Carney: New plan should boost growth

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 15:07

Bank of England governor Mark Carney tells the BBC that giving guidance on future interest rates should boost economic growth.
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Lambert named in England squad

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 13:51
related places: Southampton

England name Southampton striker Rickie Lambert in the squad for their game against Scotland on Wednesday.
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Woman dies after Newport shooting

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 12:22
related places: Newport

A woman dies and a man is seriously injured after a shooting incident in Newport, south Wales.
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Bat tape reports rubbish - Cook

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 12:11

Captain Alastair Cook says reports that England players are using tape on their bats to fool Hot Spot are "rubbish".
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Border staff 'not fingerprinting'

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 8:35
related countries: France France

UK border staff in France are failing to take the fingerprints of thousands of illegal immigrants caught trying to enter Britain, inspectors say.
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ECB wants apology for bat tape claim

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 7:05

The England and Wales Cricket Board wants an apology from Channel Nine for allegations Kevin Pietersen used tape to hide edges.
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Struggling A&Es to get £500m bailout

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 6:29

Struggling A&E units in England are to be given £500m to help keep waiting times under control, but doctors accuse ministers of "papering over cracks".
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VIDEO: Use your face and photo to pay

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 22:50

PayPal has launched a new app, which enables shoppers in the UK to pay for goods on their mobile phone, using their first name and picture.
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Murray wins on return to action

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 22:44

Britain's Andy Murray makes a winning return to action in the Rogers Cup, beating Marcel Granollers 6-4 7-6 in Montreal.
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Briton's baby breaks Spanish record

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 22:38
related countries: Spain Spain

Doctors say a British woman has given birth to the biggest baby ever born naturally in Spain - a girl weighing 6.2kg (13lbs 11oz).
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VIDEO: Gibraltar: UK and Spain PMs in talks

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 18:24
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain

UK PM David Cameron says he had a "constructive" phone conversation with his Spanish counterpart Mariano Rajoy over the Gibraltar border checks row.
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VIDEO: Gibraltar 'used as a choke-hold'

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 18:09
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain

The First Minister of Gibraltar Fabian Picardo has said he is "inclined to believe" David Cameron's version of the contents of a phonecall between the British and Spanish prime ministers over the border dispute.
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Yemen 'foils major al-Qaeda plot'

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 18:01
related countries: United States United States, Yemen Yemen

Yemen says it has foiled an al-Qaeda plot to blow up oil pipelines and seize some of the country's main ports, as the US and UK withdraw diplomats.
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Rates linked to jobless target

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 16:51

Bank of England governor Mark Carney tells the BBC that new guidance on future interest rates is about creating 'clarity' about monetary policy.
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UKIP MEP's 'regret' on 'Bongo Bongo'

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 16:30

A UK Independence Party politician says he "sincerely" regrets causing any "genuine offence" when he referred to countries receiving government aid as "Bongo Bongo Land".
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Faulty Airbus lands in Amsterdam

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 15:13
related countries: France France, United States United States

An airliner flying from France to the USA which developed a technical fault and circled over the East of England lands safely.
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Pietersen infuriated by cheat claims

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 11:56
related countries: Australia Australia

Kevin Pietersen denies reports claiming he may have used tape on his bat to prevent edges being detected by Hot Spot.
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Carney to unveil new Bank strategy

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 5:55

The new Bank of England governor is set to unveil a strategy under which it will promise to keep interest rates at a set level until certain economic conditions are met.
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Yemen security blitz as staff leave

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 5:52
related countries: United States United States, Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

Yemeni forces launch a security blitz in the capital Sanaa as the US and UK withdraw diplomatic staff amid fears of an al-Qaeda-linked attack.
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Select judges to hear abuse cases

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 2:32

A select pool of judges with specialist training is to be created for complex child abuse cases, the head of the judiciary in England and Wales says.
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Safety 'must be top priority in NHS'

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 12:46

Patient safety must become the top priority in the NHS in England, according to a major review.
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Killer dogs' owners could face life

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 11:33

The maximum jail sentence for the owners of dogs that attack and kill someone could be raised to life, under proposals for England and Wales.
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UK withdraws Yemen embassy staff

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 10:53
related countries: Yemen Yemen

British embassy staff have been withdrawn to the UK from Yemen amid increased security concerns, the Foreign Office says.
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AUDIO: 'Giant fatberg was size of a bus'

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 8:51
related places: London

Thames Water's Gordon Hailwood explains how the biggest "fatberg" ever found in a residential sewer was removed by engineers in south west London.
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'Fatberg' removed from London sewer

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 8:10
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica
related places: Kingston, London

A "bus-sized lump" of food fat mixed with wet wipes has formed in a drain under Kingston, Surrey.
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England want to win series - Flower

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 7:10
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Cook

England team director Andy Flower says his side are focused on a series win rather than celebrating retaining the Ashes.
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VIDEO: Taking a taxi in London and Kampala

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 2:38
related countries: Uganda Uganda
related places: Kampala, London

Taxis are transport options in most cities around the world, but how do they vary in price around the globe?
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World's first lab-grown burger eaten

Monday, August 5th 2013, 19:50
related places: London

The world's first laboratory-grown burger is cooked and eaten during a news conference in London.
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Wikileaks play wins drama award

Monday, August 5th 2013, 18:58

A play about Bradley Manning wins the new drama category for one of Britain's oldest literary awards.
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Australia can draw series - Clarke

Monday, August 5th 2013, 18:44
related countries: Australia Australia

Captain Michael Clarke says Australia can recover from failing to regain the Ashes by drawing the series with England.
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Met police payout over G20 death

Monday, August 5th 2013, 17:43
related places: London

The Metropolitan Police apologises to the family of Ian Tomlinson, who died after being pushed to the ground by an officer at the G20 protests in 2009.
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Onions recalled to England squad

Monday, August 5th 2013, 17:37
related places: Durham

Seamer Graham Onions is recalled to the England squad for the fourth Ashes Test at Durham.
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Rain helps England retain Ashes

Monday, August 5th 2013, 15:42
related countries: Australia Australia

England retain the Ashes by drawing the third Test as rain ends Australia's final-day victory push at Old Trafford.
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Falklands admiral Woodward dies

Monday, August 5th 2013, 14:59

Adm Sir Sandy Woodward, who led the UK's Falklands Task Force, has died after a long illness at the age of 81, his daughter tells the BBC.
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PM 'concerned' by Gibraltar row

Monday, August 5th 2013, 14:43
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain

Prime Minister David Cameron is "seriously concerned" about the escalation of tensions on the border between Spain and the British territory of Gibraltar.
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Bob Dylan portraits to be shown in UK

Monday, August 5th 2013, 13:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

The National Portrait Gallery in London is to host the first UK exhibition of portraits by US singer Bob Dylan.
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Man Utd turn down fresh Rooney bid

Monday, August 5th 2013, 13:27
related places: Chelsea

Manchester United reject an improved offer from Premier League rivals Chelsea for England striker Wayne Rooney.
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Zero-hours contracts 'affect 1m'

Monday, August 5th 2013, 12:23

More than a million UK workers are on zero-hours contracts with no guarantees of shifts or work patterns - four times official estimates, research suggests.
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Rain set to disrupt Ashes final day

Monday, August 5th 2013, 6:43

England could retain the Ashes with the help of the weather, as rain is forecast to hit Australia's hopes of winning third Test.
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Bank policy 'risks higher inflation'

Monday, August 5th 2013, 6:35

The Bank of England's expected new policy of forward guidance risks increasing inflation, a leading expert has warned.
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Bale to Real 'would boost Wales'

Monday, August 5th 2013, 6:06
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Real

Former Wales boss Mark Hughes believes that if Gareth Bale joins Real Madrid it will also benefit his national side.
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UK Yemen embassy closure extended

Monday, August 5th 2013, 3:51
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Muslim, Sanaa

The closure of the British embassy in the Yemeni capital Sanaa has been extended until the end of the Muslim festival of Eid later this week, the Foreign Office says.
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Rare bat on brink of UK extinction

Monday, August 5th 2013, 1:23

The grey long-eared bat, one of the UK's rarest mammals, is in danger of disappearing if it is not given additional protection, say scientists.
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Coastal towns 'in cycle of poverty'

Monday, August 5th 2013, 0:56

Declining seaside towns in parts of the UK are stuck in a cycle of poverty and are "dumping grounds" for the most vulnerable people, a think tank says.
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Gibraltar row will be resolved - UK

Sunday, August 4th 2013, 20:30
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain

Differences between Spain and Gibraltar will be resolved politically and not through "disproportionate" measures, the UK Foreign Office says.
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Bishop apologises for school abuse

Sunday, August 4th 2013, 19:50
related places: Church

One of Scotland's most senior Catholics apologises on behalf of the church for decades of physical and sexual abuse of pupils at a boarding school.
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Talent finalists top UK album chart

Sunday, August 4th 2013, 18:08

Britain's Got Talent finalists Richard and Adam Johnson go straight to the top of the UK album chart with their debut, The Impossible Dream.
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Weather boosts England's Ashes hopes

Sunday, August 4th 2013, 16:52

England's hopes of saving the third Test and retaining the Ashes are boosted as rain ends play early on day four.
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Pressel reclaims British Open lead

Sunday, August 4th 2013, 11:38

Morgan Pressel moves into a one-stroke lead after a wind-affected third round at the British Open at St Andrews.
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Evans & Konta reach Vancouver finals

Sunday, August 4th 2013, 9:57

British number three players Dan Evans and Johanna Konta are through to the singles finals at the Vancouver Open.
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US and UK concern over Zimbabwe vote

Sunday, August 4th 2013, 8:35
related countries: United States United States, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

The US and UK express concern over electoral fraud after Zimbabwe's President Mugabe wins re-election, but South Africa congratulates him.
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Two-day closure at UK Yemen embassy

Sunday, August 4th 2013, 8:34
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Sana`

The Foreign Office is "strongly urging" British nationals to leave Yemen as a two-day closure of the UK embassy in Sanaa begins following a terrorism warning.
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Bomb threat tweet sent to Mary Beard

Sunday, August 4th 2013, 1:13

Classicist Mary Beard is sent a bomb threat on Twitter hours after the UK boss of the site apologised to women who experienced abuse.
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Celtic 2-1 Ross County

Saturday, August 3rd 2013, 18:06

Anthony Stokes nets twice as reigning champions Celtic come from behind to beat Ross County in their Scottish Premiership opener.
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Pietersen century checks Australia

Saturday, August 3rd 2013, 17:38
related countries: Australia Australia

Kevin Pietersen hits a crucial 113 as England edge towards avoiding the follow-on on a gripping day of Ashes cricket.
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UK embassy to shut amid global alert

Saturday, August 3rd 2013, 16:13
related countries: United States United States, Yemen Yemen

The British, French and German embassies in Yemen are to close and several other UK embassies are told to be vigilant after the US issues a terror alert.
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Twitter boss apology to abused women

Saturday, August 3rd 2013, 16:05

The boss of Twitter UK apologises to women abused on the site, as the company updates its rules to help clamp down on threats and harassment.
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Boys in court accused of raping girl

Saturday, August 3rd 2013, 15:02
related places: London

Two teenagers appear in court charged with the rape of a 12-year-old girl in east London.
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Austerity 'could be good for arts'

Saturday, August 3rd 2013, 13:38

Playwright Mark Ravenhill says funding cuts could be "a good thing" for the arts because artists would be less "safe and well behaved".
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In pictures: Africa Fashion Week London 2013

Saturday, August 3rd 2013, 0:02
related places: London

Africa's fashionistas hit the catwalk in London
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VIDEO: African fashion takes to the catwalk

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 22:06
related places: London

Africa Fashion Week has opened in London. The aim is to show the world what the African fashion industry has to offer.
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Nepalese band headline Wembley Arena

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 21:19
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Folk-rock musicians Nepathya from Nepal are set to play Wembley Arena, one of the UK's largest concert venues, to a multinational audience.
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Germany ends spy pact with US and UK

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 20:54
related countries: United States United States

Germany cancels a Cold War-era surveillance pact with the US and UK in the wake of the revelations by US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden.
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British embassy in Yemen to close

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 20:53
related countries: Yemen Yemen

The British embassy in Yemen is to be closed on Sunday and Monday as "a precautionary measure", the Foreign Office confirms.
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UK seeks Gibraltar border assurances

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 18:01
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain

Spain's ambassador is summoned to the Foreign Office to give assurances there will be no long delays at the border with Gibraltar this weekend.
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South Korea's Choi leads at Open

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 17:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: St. Andrews

Former US Open champion Na Yeon Choi shoots 67 to take the lead after two rounds of the Women's British Open at St Andrews.
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Australia tighten grip on third Test

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 17:44
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia continue to dictate the course of the third Ashes Test, reducing England to 52-2 in reply to 527-7 declared.
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London woman murdered in Bangladesh

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 16:05
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: London

A mother from London has been murdered in north-east Bangladesh, police in the country confirm.
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New bike race 'does not fulfil legacy'

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 14:31
related places: London

Some of the world's best cyclists head to London this weekend, but European champion Helen Wyman criticises the event.
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No bonus for new RBS boss until 2015

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 11:14

Royal Bank of Scotland's new chief executive, Ross McEwan, will take no bonus for his work in the role this year or in 2014.
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VIDEO: Can Rouhani bring reform to Iran?

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 5:37
related countries: Iran Iran

The UK government has declined an invitation to Iranian President Rouhani's inauguration, despite indications he wants to reach out to the West.
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How German autos beat British motors

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 23:09
related countries: Germany Germany

How German autos beat British motors
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Financial struggles 'have worsened'

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 23:01
related places: More

More than half of UK adults are struggling to keep up with bills and debt repayments, a major survey of people's finances suggests.
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Teenager held over rape of girl, 12

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 13:55
related places: London

Police investigating the rape of 12-year-old girl in east London arrest a 17-year-old boy.
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Drink-drive deaths show 26% rise

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 9:20

The number of deaths in drink-drive accidents on Britain's roads soared by 26% in 2012, provisional Department of Transport figures show.
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Councils 'make huge parking profits'

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 7:58

Eight London councils are in the top 10 of those generating huge surpluses from car parking charges, according to the RAC Foundation.
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Carers 'owed thousands by council'

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 1:28

A review of foster carer and special guardian payments in England is urged after it emerges more than 300 Merseyside carers were underpaid for years.
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British Gas plans free power offer

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 21:16

British Gas says it is planning to offer free electricity on Saturdays to some of its customers to encourage more power use at weekends.
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Third dead Brecon SAS soldier named

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 13:49

A third soldier who died from injuries sustained during SAS selection training in mid Wales amid high temperatures is named as Cpl James Dunsby.
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Clarke says Ashes win still possible

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 13:33
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia captain Michael Clarke insists the tourists can still win the Ashes despite heading into the third Test 2-0 down to England.
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Pietersen Test chances 'pretty good'

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 12:47
related countries: Australia Australia

Kevin Pietersen's chances of being fit to face Australia in the third Ashes Test are "pretty good", says England captain Alastair Cook.
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Domestic abusers facing gun ban

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 11:55

People with a history of domestic violence should be prevented from having guns, new Home Office guidelines for England, Wales and Scotland say.
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Bank of England aided Nazi gold sale

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 9:56

The Bank of England helped in the sale of gold stolen by Nazis after the 1939 invasion of Czechoslovakia, new documents show,
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VIDEO: Afrobeats: London's latest craze

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 8:04

Young African artists in the diaspora are mixing the best sounds from the continent with anything from hip-hop, to reggae and even house, in a style they call Afro-beats. Lebo Diseko reports.
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Profits rise at British Gas owner

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 7:30

British Gas owner Centrica reports a rise in half-year profits, boosted by increased gas consumption over the unusually cold winter.
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Housing benefit challenge fails

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 21:13

A group of disabled people lose a High Court challenge to social housing benefit cuts for residents with spare bedrooms in England, Wales and Scotland.
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Gay activists shun Russian vodka

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 16:02
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Gay, London

Gay protest against Russian crackdown spreads to London
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