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We have started to collect the most important news related to United Kingdom in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Malta criticised for mass bird shoot

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 10:51
related countries: Malta Malta

A leading British naturalist accuses Malta of failing to prevent large-scale illegal shooting of migratory birds by hunters.
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Farbrace set to be Moores assistant

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 10:04
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Paul Farbrace is close to being named England's new assistant coach after quitting his role as boss of Sri Lanka.
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British man shot dead in Philippines

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 9:05
related countries: Philippines Philippines

A British man who opened a scuba diving business in the Philippines is shot dead.
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New Family Court comes into being

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 8:25

A new single Family Court comes into being in England and Wales as ministers pledge to put the welfare of children at the centre of the justice system.
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Black Briton aims to be Estonian MEP

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 0:45
related countries: Estonia Estonia

British journalist stands for election in Estonia
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Scottish universities leave CBI

Monday, April 21st 2014, 15:21

Two Scottish universities become the latest organisations to quit the CBI over its stance in the Scottish independence referendum debate.
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Gun salutes to mark Queen's birthday

Monday, April 21st 2014, 14:58

The Queen's 88th birthday is marked across the UK with traditional gun salutes.
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Bairstow regrets Pietersen absence

Monday, April 21st 2014, 13:09

England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow is disappointed he will not get to team up with Kevin Pietersen again in the England side.
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PM's Christianity remarks 'divisive'

Monday, April 21st 2014, 2:46

Leading public figures claim David Cameron risks causing division in society with his recent comments that the UK is a Christian country.
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Gibraltar fire hits online gambling

Monday, April 21st 2014, 0:02
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar

An explosion and fire on Gibraltar cuts power to much of the British territory and disrupts a number of online betting operations around the world.
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Paolo Nutini sets 2014 sales record

Sunday, April 20th 2014, 18:01

Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini tops the charts with Caustic Love, which becomes the fastest-selling album of the year.
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Two government agencies quit CBI

Sunday, April 20th 2014, 14:35

Scottish government agencies Scottish Enterprise and Visit Scotland quit business lobby organisation CBI after it formally backed the campaign against Scottish independence.
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Charities chief warns of extremism

Sunday, April 20th 2014, 1:25

Islamic extremism is the "most deadly" threat to charities in England and Wales, says William Shawcross, chairman of the Charity Commission.
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France's silent tea revolution

Saturday, April 19th 2014, 23:10
related countries: France France

France falls back in love with tea - but don't expect a British cuppa
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Man held over NI dissident murder

Saturday, April 19th 2014, 13:08

Police in Northern Ireland arrest a 26-year-old man over the murder of former dissident republican leader Tommy Crossan.
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Moores named as new England coach

Saturday, April 19th 2014, 10:57

Lancashire coach Peter Moores will lead England for a second time, succeeding Andy Flower who resigned in January.
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Dissident republican death condemned

Saturday, April 19th 2014, 4:04

The fatal shooting of prominent dissident republican Tommy Crossan is condemned by Northern Ireland's first and deputy first ministers as detectives continue to investigate.
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Teachers demand qualified status

Saturday, April 19th 2014, 0:36

Teachers' union conferences are demanding that schools in England should only employ qualified teachers.
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ECB set to announce new England coach

Friday, April 18th 2014, 17:22

The England and Wales Cricket Board is expected to announce the identity of the new England coaching team on Saturday.
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British teenager killed in Syria

Friday, April 18th 2014, 16:26
related countries: Syria Syria

An 18-year-old British man who was killed in Syria "died in battle" and was not a terrorist, his father tells the BBC.
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Trott to take break from cricket

Friday, April 18th 2014, 9:01

England batsman Jonathan Trott is to take a second break from cricket because of a recurrence of his anxiety issues.
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VIDEO: Indians abroad call for absentee ballot

Friday, April 18th 2014, 0:53
related countries: India India

A UK-based group of non-resident Indians is campaigning to persuade the Indian government to implement a system of absentee balloting.
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Man charged with firearm possession

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 20:45
related places: London

A man is charged after police seize firearms and ammunition from an address in east London.
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Abu Hamza 'used cover of religion'

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 16:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

A radical cleric extradited from the UK "used the cover of religion" to hide his part in a global terror campaign, a prosecutor in New York says.
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EU green light for UK carbon project

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 16:12

A British project to capture CO2 and bury it under the North Sea looks set to receive a 300m-euro boost from the EU.
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Leigh and Loach selected for Cannes

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 12:52

Veteran British directors Mike Leigh and Ken Loach see their new films selected for competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
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MF Husain's last works to be shown

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 10:41
related countries: India India
related places: London

The final nine paintings made by one of India's most famous artists, MF Husain, will be shown in public for the first time this summer at London's V&A.
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Iraqi murder claims a 'conspiracy'

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 15:54
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Allegations that 20 Iraqis were murdered by British troops in 2004 were the result of a "conspiracy" to pervert the course of justice, the UK claims.
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Starbucks to move European HQ to UK

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 13:29
related places: London

Starbucks is to move its European head office to London by the end of the year, meaning it will pay more tax in the UK, the company says.
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UK unemployment rate now at 6.9%

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 8:34

The number of people out of work in the UK has fallen by 77,000 to a five year low of 2.24m in the three months to February, official figures show.
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VIDEO: 'Complacency' left Camp Bastion vulnerable

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 8:29
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

British commanders must "bear a degree of responsibility" for the failure to prevent a Taliban raid in Afghanistan in 2012 that left two US marines dead, a group of MPs has said.
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Tesco announces 6% fall in profit

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 7:30

UK supermarket giant Tesco announces a 6% fall in annual group trading profit to £3.3bn, the second year that profits have fallen.
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Parents find out primary places

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 3:00

Parents across England are going to find whether they have their preferred choice of primary school place.
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MPs criticise UK over Afghan attack

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 22:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The UK bears "a degree of responsibility" for the failure to prevent a raid in Afghanistan in 2012 that left two US marines dead, MPs say.
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AUDIO: Hair salon poster angers N Korea

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 22:02
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: London

North Korean officials have paid a visit to a London hair salon to question why it had used their leader Kim Jong-un's picture in a poster offering haircuts.
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Hair salon visited over N Korea ad

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 18:21
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: London

North Korean officials visit a west London hair salon to question why it had used their leader Kim Jong-un's image in a poster.
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UN's expert criticises 'sexist' UK

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 17:39

The UN's Rapporteur on Violence Against Women raises concerns about sexism in British society, describing over-sexualisation of women as "routine".
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Brit horror highest new film entry

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 12:47

British horror film The Quiet Ones is the highest new entry at the UK box office in a week dominated by older releases.
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Independence 'risks defence jobs'

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 12:34

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond predicts that a vote for Scottish independence would put defence jobs at risk.
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Tobacco firm to close factories

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 11:23
related countries: France France

Imperial Tobacco announces it is to close two of its factories in the UK and France, with the loss of almost 900 jobs.
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UK inflation falls to 1.6% in March

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 10:26
related places: March

UK's inflation rate, as measured by the consumer prices index, fell to 1.6% in March, the Office for National Statistics says.
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Elite marathon runner misses flight

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 10:14
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

A female London Marathon runner from Sierra Leone is missing after she disappeared and failed to catch a flight home.
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House prices continue to accelerate

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 9:21

The rate at which UK house prices are rising has continued to increase, official figures show, with prices up 9.1% in the year to February.
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Man dies after marathon collapse

Monday, April 14th 2014, 7:50

A 42-year-old man who collapsed after finishing the London Marathon has died in hospital, organisers say.
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VIDEO: Abu Hamza terror trial to start in US

Monday, April 14th 2014, 6:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York, Monday

The trial of Abu Hamza al-Masri, the radical cleric extradited from the UK to the US in 2012, is due to start at a federal court in New York on Monday.
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GP hours scheme 'to benefit 7m'

Monday, April 14th 2014, 4:13

New opening hours for GP surgeries in England will benefit seven million patients, far more than originally planned, the government says.
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Abu Hamza trial set to start in US

Monday, April 14th 2014, 2:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

The trial of Abu Hamza al-Masri, the radical cleric extradited from the UK to the US in 2012, is due to start at a federal court in New York.
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Glaxo 'paid Polish doctors bribes'

Sunday, April 13th 2014, 23:04
related countries: Poland Poland

UK drug company GlaxoSmithKline is facing a criminal investigation in Poland for allegedly bribing doctors, BBC Panorama discovers.
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Olivier Awards: Abba duo to perform

Sunday, April 13th 2014, 18:33

Abba's Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus are to perform on stage later at the finale of the Olivier Awards, the biggest event in the UK theatre calendar.
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May is Saints hero in semi-final win

Sunday, April 13th 2014, 14:31
related places: Aberdeen

Stevie May scores twice as St Johnstone secure a come-back win over Aberdeen to reach their first Scottish Cup final.
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EU 'must lead' climate change fight

Sunday, April 13th 2014, 14:24

The European Union must do more" to lead worldwide efforts to limit climate change, the UK government says.
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Farah misses out on marathon win bid

Sunday, April 13th 2014, 14:22

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah misses out on winning the London Marathon 2014 as the title is taken by Kenya's Wilson Kipsang.
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Farah eighth in London Marathon

Sunday, April 13th 2014, 12:56
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: London

Mo Farah finishes eighth on his marathon debut as world record holder Wilson Kipsang of Kenya claims his second London title.
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Root not a Test opener - Rogers

Sunday, April 13th 2014, 11:44
related countries: Australia Australia

Joe Root should not open the batting for England's Test side, according to Australia opener Chris Rogers.
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UK ship in '24/7' missing plane hunt

Sunday, April 13th 2014, 9:59
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

The search for flight recorders from missing the missing Malaysian plane is proving "challenging", the commander of a Royal Navy ship says.
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Hug beats Weir to marathon glory

Sunday, April 13th 2014, 9:35

Dave Weir misses out on a record seventh London Marathon wheelchair title after losing to Marcel Hug in a sprint finish.
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Rangers 1-3 Dundee United

Saturday, April 12th 2014, 20:37

Dundee United progress to the Scottish Cup final by defeating Rangers in a breathless encounter at Ibrox.
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McIlroy targets best Masters finish

Saturday, April 12th 2014, 20:14

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy wants to finish in the top 15 after a one-under-par 71 in round three.
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Salmond attacks negative voice of No

Saturday, April 12th 2014, 16:01

Scotland's first minister attacks the "miserable, negative and depressing" pro-Union campaign and champions the "positive, uplifting and hopeful" message of independence.
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New proposals to fight tax evasion

Saturday, April 12th 2014, 16:00

Chancellor George Osborne sets out plans to clamp down on tax evasion by British residents who hide their money overseas.
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UK 'provokes' Argentina in Falklands

Saturday, April 12th 2014, 11:28
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Argentina accuses Britain of provocative behaviour by planning to carry out military exercises in the Falkland Islands next week.
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'Frustrated' McIlroy makes Masters cut

Saturday, April 12th 2014, 1:22

Rory McIlroy shoots 77 to narrowly make the Masters cut as only two British players remain under par at Augusta.
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'Woeful' disabled facilities criticised

Friday, April 11th 2014, 23:20

Britain's football leagues must redress the "woeful" lack of facilities for disabled fans, says a government minister.
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Farah and Weir eye marathon glory

Friday, April 11th 2014, 22:10

Mo Farah's bid to win his first London Marathon and David Weir's attempt at a seventh title are among the highlights.
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Osborne hails UK growth in US speech

Friday, April 11th 2014, 20:04
related countries: United States United States

Chancellor George Osborne hails the UK's economic recovery in a keynote speech in Washington DC.
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Brailsford quits British Cycling

Friday, April 11th 2014, 10:16
related places: Brailsford

Sir Dave Brailsford quits as performance director at British Cycling to focus on his role with Team Sky.
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McIlroy content with Masters opener

Friday, April 11th 2014, 0:54

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy is pleased to finish one under after the first round at Augusta, three shots off the lead.
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Longer waits but NHS holds its own

Friday, April 11th 2014, 0:52

An influential report says NHS funding cuts may be behind longer waiting times but says Wales is not lagging behind the rest of the UK.
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England 'being caught up on NHS'

Friday, April 11th 2014, 0:50

The NHS in England is continuing to perform marginally better than the other UK countries, but the gap is narrowing, a review suggests.
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Airport chaos a 'wake up call'

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 23:45

The chaos at Gatwick Airport on Christmas Eve should be "a wake up call for airports across the UK", a report by MPs says.
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Immigration talk 'deters students'

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 23:11

"Overblown rhetoric" on efforts to bring down immigration has contributed to a drop in students doing technology, engineering and maths courses at UK universities, peers say.
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Man charged with Omagh bomb murders

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 21:06
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Omagh

A 43-year-old man from the Republic of Ireland is due to appear in court, charged with the murders of 29 people in the 1998 Omagh bomb attack.
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MP Evans cleared of sexual assaults

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 16:00

Former deputy speaker of the House of Commons Nigel Evans is cleared of a string of sex abuse allegations, including one of rape.
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Net migration to UK 'underestimated'

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 12:34

The Office for National Statistics says, following a review, that the net flow of migrants into the UK over a decade was underestimated by 346,000.
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Bank keeps UK interest rates on hold

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 11:50

UK interest rates have been kept on hold at 0.5% again by the Bank of England, with most analysts not expecting rates to rise until next year.
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AUDIO: Wrestler: Warrior was a 'superhero'

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 10:12

British wrestler Jimmy Havoc says he is "gutted" about the death of "superhero" The Ultimate Warrior.
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Challenge to Titanic sinking theory

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 9:23

UK scientists have challenged the idea that the Titanic was unlucky for sailing in a year when there were an exceptional number of icebergs in the North Atlantic.
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British man shot dead in Bahamas

Thursday, April 10th 2014, 0:39
related countries: The Bahamas The Bahamas

A British man has been shot dead by masked robbers who burst into his mother's home in the Bahamas, local police say.
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Man cleared of PC Blakelock killing

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 18:12
related places: London

Nicholas Jacobs is cleared of killing police officer Keith Blakelock during riots at Broadwater Farm, north London, in 1985.
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Syria 'main terror threat to UK'

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 18:05
related countries: Syria Syria

The government's chief anti-terrorism official says Syria-related threats are now the number one challenge facing the UK security services.
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VIDEO: Toyota to recall 6.4 million vehicles

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 17:48

Toyota is recalling 6.4 million vehicles globally, including 35,124 in the UK, over five separate issues.
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Irish president continues UK visit

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 10:49
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Irish President Michael D Higgins carries out more engagements on the second day of his historic visit to the UK.
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UK trade deficit narrows in February

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 9:59

The UK's goods trade deficit with the rest of the world narrowed in February by more than expected, helped by a fall in imports, official data shows.
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Daniel Craig pulls out of thriller

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 8:22
related places: Boston

British actor Daniel Craig quits courtroom drama The Whole Truth, days before he was due to begin shooting in Boston with co-star Renee Zellweger.
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Wisden honour for England's Edwards

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 7:30

Charlotte Edwards is one of Wisden's Cricketers of the Year along with Joe Root, Ryan Harris, Chris Rogers and Shikhar Dhawan.
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Coltrane to open art school building

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 7:02

Scottish actor Robbie Coltrane will help open a new £30m building at Glasgow School of Art.
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'Yes' vote 'could hit energy sector'

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 6:59

An independent Scotland could expect to lose subsidies to green energy investment from the rest of the UK, the UK government warns.
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Nyman composes Hillsborough symphony

Wednesday, April 9th 2014, 6:11
related places: Hillsborough

Celebrated British composer Michael Nyman's Hillsborough Memorial symphony will open the 2014 Liverpool Biennial in July.
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UK warned over EU renegotiation

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 23:55

The UK cannot challenge the EU's basic principles if it wants to stay a member, says the man who may be the next head of the European Commission.
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Irish president hails UK friendship

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 21:39
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Irish President Michael D Higgins tells the UK Parliament of his country's "deep and enduring" friendship with Britain.
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Murdered millionaire's ex arrested

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 16:40
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Costa

The former girlfriend of a British millionaire has been arrested over his murder on the Costa del Sol, Spanish authorities say.
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IMF: UK to lead G7 growth in 2014

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 14:56

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says the UK economy will grow by 2.9% in 2014, while global growth will be 3.6%.
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Cyclist Hoy signs up for Le Mans bid

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 14:20

Sir Chris Hoy signs a deal to race at this season's British GT Championship as he eyes the Le Mans 24-Hour race in 2016.
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Lee Rigby killer launches appeal

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 13:44

Michael Adebolajo, given a whole-life term for the killing of soldier Lee Rigby, launches an appeal against his sentence.
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UK manufacturing sees strong growth

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 11:51

UK manufacturing output grew by 1% in February from the month before, official figures show, the biggest rise since September.
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Republic to host England in 2015

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 11:33
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

The Republic of Ireland will take on England in a friendly at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin in June next year.
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Independence 'would be cataclysmic'

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 8:30

Former secretary general of Nato, Lord Robertson, says Scottish independence would be cataclysmic for the West in an era of international turmoil.
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Damien Hirst to publish autobiography

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 7:40

Damien Hirst is to publish his autobiography and promises to lay bare the British modern art world in which he has become so successful.
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Bid to free British Guantanamo man

Tuesday, April 8th 2014, 6:09
related countries: United States United States

A motion seeking the immediate release on the grounds of ill-health of a British resident held in Guantanamo Bay is filed in a US court by a campaign group.
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VIDEO: Courtroom awaits extradited Dewani

Monday, April 7th 2014, 21:44
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Honeymoon murder suspect Shrien Dewani has been extradited from the UK to South Africa. The BBC's Andrew Plant reports from inside the court where he will appear.
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