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Welby makes detour to Kenya

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 14:37
related countries: Iceland Iceland, Kenya Kenya
related places: Canterbury, London

The Archbishop of Canterbury is meeting fellow archbishops from the conservative Gafcon movement in Kenya after making a detour on his way from London to Iceland.
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Sunday, October 20th 2013, 14:05
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The Combined Maritime Force, under British command, catches pirates believed to have been responsible for two attacks off the Somali coast.
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Sykes wins World Superbike title

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 12:36

Tom Sykes becomes the fourth British winner of the World Superbike Championship having missed out by half a point in 2012.
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Bank 'has room to raise UK rates'

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 11:39

The Bank of England could raise interest rates a "fair amount" without hurting borrowers, according to one of its policymakers.
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Depp gives award to Christopher Lee

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 9:44

Actor Sir Christopher Lee says receiving his British Institute Fellowship from Johnny Depp was a "very emotional moment", as Ida, a depiction of the Holocaust, wins the best film prize at London Film Festival.
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'Clampdown' on UK-US child abusers

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 9:21
related countries: United States United States

Online child abusers will be targeted in a new international agency as Police Minister Damien Green flies to US to seal the deal.
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Vets raise fears over rabies threat

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 23:43

Scientists are warning that the rabies threat to the UK has increased following changes to quarantine rules.
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Alps murders police 'covering up'

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 23:09
related countries: France France

The brother of a Briton among four people killed in the Alps denies arranging the murders, and says French police do not want to find a French culprit.
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Italy stun England before World Cup

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 18:46
related countries: Italy Italy

England suffer a shock defeat by Italy only one week before the start of the Rugby League World Cup.
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Salmond: 'Scotland's time is now'

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 17:43

SNP leader Alex Salmond tells his party conference it is "time for independence" and that the case for voting yes will be made on 26 November.
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HS2 will benefit UK, says minister

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 15:24

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin says the HS2 project will benefit the whole UK, after figures suggested some areas would be worse off if it was built.
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Dyke defends FA commission make-up

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 15:08

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke responds to criticism of the make-up of his England commission.
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FA accused over all-white commission

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 9:01

The Football Association has been accused of letting down black and ethnic minority people by its only female board member.
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RBS decision imminent, says Osborne

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 7:03
related places: Osborne

George Osborne expects to make a decision about how to break up the state-controlled Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in "the next two or three weeks", he tells the Daily Telegraph.
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GP exam 'unfair to minorities'

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 5:01

British ethnic minority doctors are four times more likely than white candidates to fail their clinical GP exam, an investigation commissioned by the General Medical Council finds.
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Townsend signs new Tottenham contract

Friday, October 18th 2013, 17:32
related places: London, Tottenham

Tottenham's England winger Andros Townsend signs a new four-year contract with the London club.
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Hodgson joke a compliment - Townsend

Friday, October 18th 2013, 16:02

England winger Andros Townsend describes the joke Roy Hodgson told that prompted a race row as a "compliment".
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SNP pledges energy bill cut post Yes

Friday, October 18th 2013, 16:00

Scotland's deputy first minister Nicola Sturgeon unveils plans to cut energy bills by 5% a year in an independent Scotland.
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Mourinho surprised Terry quit England

Friday, October 18th 2013, 15:43

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes John Terry may have been too hasty by announcing his England retirement.
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McCartney plays surprise London gig

Friday, October 18th 2013, 14:58
related places: Covent Garden, London

Sir Paul McCartney delivers an impromptu gig in Covent Garden during the lunchtime rush.
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UK Muslims warned of militant threat

Friday, October 18th 2013, 13:04
related countries: Somalia Somalia

British Muslims who speak out against extremism are being warned they could be targeted by members of the Somali militant group al-Shabaab.
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Biggest petrol price fall since 2008

Friday, October 18th 2013, 12:32

The AA says petrol prices have recorded their biggest monthly fall since 2008, taking the average cost of a litre of fuel to 132.16p.
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Keep talk in dressing room - Wenger

Friday, October 18th 2013, 11:55

Arsene Wenger says Roy Hodgson's half-time comments in England's World Cup qualifier should have stayed in the dressing room.
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Two face MP phone theft charges

Friday, October 18th 2013, 11:17

Sun journalist Nick Parker and a second man will be charged by police over the theft of Labour MP Siobhain McDonagh's mobile phone in 2010.
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AUDIO: UK 'will give us a place to sleep'

Friday, October 18th 2013, 10:17
related countries: Syria Syria

5 live's Lesley Ashmall speaks to Syrian refugees in Calais who are desperate to start a new life in Britain.
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Probation officers vote to strike

Friday, October 18th 2013, 9:43

Probation officers in England and Wales vote to strike over government privatisation plans.
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Hunt highlights plight of the lonely

Friday, October 18th 2013, 8:41

It is a source of "national shame" that as many as 800,000 people in England are "chronically lonely", Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is to say.
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Litigation 'could paralyse' military

Friday, October 18th 2013, 7:28

A "sustained legal assault" on British forces could have "catastrophic consequences" for the safety of the nation, an influential think tank warns.
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London Mayor Boris Johnson sparks Chinese interest

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 23:38
related countries: China China
related places: London

London's mayor wins over young admirers in China
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VIDEO: China key to Britain's nuclear plans

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 17:49
related countries: China China

The Chancellor has announced a deal with China allowing Chinese companies to take major stakes in the next generation of nuclear power stations in Britain.
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British Gas raises prices by 9.2%

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 17:33

British Gas is to increase prices for domestic customers, with a dual-fuel bill going up by 9.2% from 23 November.
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Six soldiers 'unlawfully killed'

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 15:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Six British soldiers who died in an Afghan bomb blast in March 2012 were "unlawfully killed on active service", a coroner rules.
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Work 'may be no way out of poverty'

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 14:59

Working parents in Britain no longer earn enough to "escape poverty", the government's social mobility tsar Alan Milburn warns in his first report.
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FA supports Hodgson over 'joke'

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 14:49
related countries: Poland Poland

The Football Association says England boss Roy Hodgson has its full support after claims he made an offensive joke.
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Osborne agrees to China nuclear deal

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 13:37
related countries: China China

The Chancellor, George Osborne, announces that the UK will allow Chinese companies to take a stake in British nuclear power plants.
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England will not be World Cup seed

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 12:45
related countries: Brazil Brazil

England rise to 10th in the Fifa rankings, but will not be one of eight seeded teams at next year's World Cup in Brazil.
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UK bank regulator joins forex probe

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 10:52

The UK's Financial Conduct Authority is joining a widening global investigation into possible manipulation of the foreign exchange markets.
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Hogstedt keen to coach Briton Robson

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 10:42

Maria Sharapova's former coach Thomas Hogstedt is interested in becoming British number one Laura Robson's new mentor.
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Scientist 'solves' yeti mystery

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 10:29

Research by a British scientist concludes the legendary Himalayan yeti may in fact be a sub-species of brown bear.
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Warning of future UK power shortages

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 3:58

The UK power system is likely to be stretched "close to its limits" in the coming years, a new report warns.
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UK 'timid' over Commonwealth summit

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 2:24
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The UK failed to take a "principled stand" when it agreed to allow Sri Lanka to host the forthcoming summit of Commonwealth leaders, MPs say.
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Hodgson plays down World Cup chances

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 16:43
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Manager Roy Hodgson says England are not one of the favourites to win next summer's World Cup in Brazil.
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JPMorgan fined $100m for trade loss

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 14:55
related countries: United States United States

JP Morgan receives a fine of $100m (£62.4m) from US regulators over its "London Whale" trading loss and admits its traders acted recklessly.
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UK jobless total falls to 2.49m

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 14:53

The number of unemployed in the UK fell by 18,000 to 2.49 million in the June-August period and employment hit a record high.
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Call to speed up tourist death probe

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 13:52
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Rochdale

Britain's High Commissioner in Sri Lanka calls for the investigation into death of a Rochdale man to be sped up.
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UK inmates lose right to vote ruling

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 11:57

Convicted murderers Peter Chester and George McGeoch lose their UK Supreme Court battle over the right to vote while in jail.
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England pick three uncapped centres

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 10:55

Joel Tomkins, Henry Trinder and Luther Burrell are all included in the England squad for next month's autumn Tests.
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Qualification Hodgson's proudest moment

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 9:10

England manager Roy Hodgson says qualifying for the World Cup is his proudest moment in football.
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NSA leaks journalist leaves Guardian

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 6:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: Guardian

Glenn Greenwald, who reported data leaked by US whistleblower Edward Snowden, says he is leaving the Guardian newspaper for a 'dream' opportunity.
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Trott rejects Lehmann criticism

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 6:08
related countries: Australia Australia

England batsman Jonathan Trott rejects criticism from Australia coach Darren Lehmann ahead of the return Ashes series.
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Trauma and drowning killed GB sailor

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 0:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: May

British Olympic sailing champion Andrew Simpson died from blunt trauma and drowning when his yacht capsized in the US in May, a medical examiner's report rules.
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Mental health services 'in crisis'

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 23:15

The mental health service in England is in crisis, says a leading psychiatrist, as a BBC investigation finds acute beds closing and bed occupancy at 100% in some areas.
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Belgium 1-1 Wales

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 22:04
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Captain Aaron Ramsey strikes late on as battling Wales earn a draw away to 2014 World Cup qualifiers Belgium.
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England 2-0 Poland

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 21:32
related countries: Poland Poland

Goals from Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard see England beat Poland and secure a place at the 2014 World Cup.
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British racing driver Edwards killed

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 16:29
related countries: Australia Australia

British racing driver Sean Edwards is killed in a crash at the Queensland Raceway in Australia.
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Charles Taylor transferred to UK

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 16:11
related countries: Liberia Liberia

Ex-Liberian President Charles Taylor arrives in the UK to serve the remainder of his 50-year prison sentence for war crimes.
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 15:15
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier described as "the brightest and the best" has been killed by enemy fire while on patrol in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Norris is new National Theatre boss

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 15:06

Rufus Norris is to take over from Sir Nicholas Hytner as director of the National Theatre, regarded as the biggest job in British theatre.
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Business deal that cuts both ways

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 14:36
related countries: China China

Who wins after George Osborne's UK trade visit to China?
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UK eases rules for Chinese trading

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 14:20
related countries: China China
related places: London

UK Chancellor George Osborne announces moves aimed at making London the main centre for Chinese financial business overseas.
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Royal Mail shares start full trading

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 13:08

Shares in Royal Mail rise to 479.50p on the company's first day of full trading on the London Stock Exchange.
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English 'beat French to frogs legs'

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 12:15
related countries: France France

A major archaeological dig unearths evidence of frogs legs being eaten in Britain, some 8,000 years before France, organisers say.
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Eurostar sees summer revenue boost

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 11:38

Eurostar reports an increase in sales revenues and number of passengers during the summer as the UK economy recovers.
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UK inflation rate unchanged at 2.7%

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 10:28

The UK's inflation rate remained at 2.7% in September, official figures show, as a fall in fuel prices was offset by upward pressure from air fares.
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Changes ordered in UK audit market

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 7:23

Major UK-listed companies must allow accountancy firms to bid for their audit work every 10 years, the Competition Commission has ruled.
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Care inspector could secretly film

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 7:06

Hidden cameras and mystery-shopper exercises may form part of a revamped inspection regime for care homes and domiciliary care in England next year.
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Cameron to confront EU on red tape

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 4:11

David Cameron says he will take the fight on red tape to the EU after a report by business leaders found it is costing UK firms billions of pounds.
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Millar to retire after 2014 season

Monday, October 14th 2013, 21:48

Britain's David Millar, who won four individual Tour de France stages and served a doping ban, will retire after the 2014 season.
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Gerrard 'haunted' by Croatia failure

Monday, October 14th 2013, 20:51
related countries: Croatia Croatia, Poland Poland

England's Steven Gerrard says the "haunting" memory of failing to reach Euro 2008 will motivate him against Poland.
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'Up to 30' hospitals in Savile probe

Monday, October 14th 2013, 17:30

The probe into Jimmy Savile's abuse of NHS patients has been extended to include up to 30 hospitals, the BBC understands.
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VIDEO: Banksy opens New York street stall

Monday, October 14th 2013, 15:56
related places: New York

Secretive British street artist Banksy opened a stall in New York's Central Park, selling signed original canvasses for $60 (£38).
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Hodgson anxious over Poland qualifier

Monday, October 14th 2013, 14:49
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Wembley

England manager Roy Hodgson says he will "worry" before his side's final World Cup qualifier against Poland at Wembley.
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Madeleine e-fit man 'carrying child'

Monday, October 14th 2013, 13:54

The man featured in two e-fits released by UK police investigating Madeleine McCann's disappearance was seen carrying a child towards the beach.
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Bundesliga lands worldwide TV deal

Monday, October 14th 2013, 12:19
related countries: Germany Germany, Spain Spain

The German league agrees a new worldwide television deal as it looks to close the gap on England and Spain.
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WH Smith takes website offline

Monday, October 14th 2013, 12:12

WH Smith takes its UK site completely offline while it removes pornographic abuse-themed e-books from its product listings.
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UK to relax visa rules for Chinese

Monday, October 14th 2013, 11:38
related countries: China China

The UK government will relax visa rules for Chinese nationals coming to the UK, Chancellor George Osborne announces during his China trade trip.
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Taylor challenges UK jail sentence

Monday, October 14th 2013, 11:34
related countries: Liberia Liberia, Rwanda Rwanda

Liberian ex-President Charles Taylor asks to serve his 50-year war crimes sentence in Rwanda, rather than the UK, where he is due to be transferred.
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Ethan Coen plays 'may come to UK'

Monday, October 14th 2013, 10:32

Acclaimed film-maker Ethan Coen reveals that some of his stage plays might be heading to the UK for the first time.
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Banksy stall sells his art for $60

Monday, October 14th 2013, 9:27
related places: New York

Original signed canvasses by British street artist Banksy are sold from a stall in New York's Central Park as part of his month-long New York residency.
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18,000 Poland fans 'to boost Wembley'

Monday, October 14th 2013, 6:55
related countries: Poland Poland

England defender Leighton Baines is unconcerned by the FA's decision to sell 18,000 World Cup qualifier tickets to Poland fans.
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Four arrested in London terror raids

Monday, October 14th 2013, 2:19
related places: London

Four men have been arrested in London in a counter-terrorism operation, and six addresses are being searched, the Metropolitan Police says.
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Poles cannot repeat 1973 - Tomaszewski

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 22:09

Poland's "clown" Jan Tomaszewski does not expect England to fail in their bid to reach the World Cup like they did 40 years ago.
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China to invest in British airport

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 11:58
related countries: China China

A Chinese group announces it will invest in Manchester Airport, as Chancellor George Osborne visits Beijing to boost ties.
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Jay Z travels to concert on the Tube

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 11:39
related places: London

Rapper Jay Z travels to his concert at London's O2 Arena on the Tube, accompanied by Chris Martin and Timbaland.
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England warned by Poland captain

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 10:15
related countries: Poland Poland

Captain Jakub Blaszczykowski says Poland will not make it easy for England in their final World Cup qualifier on Tuesday.
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Henry Moore bronze stolen from park

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 9:22

A valuable bronze sculpture by Henry Moore is stolen from a park at Glenkiln Reservoir in south west Scotland.
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Madeleine timeline 'has changed'

Sunday, October 13th 2013, 8:09

The timeline and "accepted version of events" in the Madeleine McCann case have significantly changed, UK police say ahead of a Crimewatch appeal.
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England's job only half done - Hodgson

Friday, October 11th 2013, 23:05

Manager Roy Hodgson is confident England will qualify for next year's World Cup, but says the job is currently only "half done".
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England 4-1 Montenegro

Friday, October 11th 2013, 21:21
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Andros Townsend inspires England to a win over Montenegro that leaves them on the brink of qualification for the 2014 World Cup.
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Wales 1-0 Macedonia

Friday, October 11th 2013, 20:51
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia
related places: Cardiff

Simon Church's second half goal earns Wales a World Cup qualifying win over Macedonia in Cardiff.
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Parties in press regulation deal

Friday, October 11th 2013, 19:56
related places: Deal

A deal is done between the three main political parties for a Royal Charter covering press regulation.
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Azerbaijan 2-0 Northern Ireland

Friday, October 11th 2013, 18:16

Northern Ireland suffer a second successive embarrassing defeat, going down 2-0 to minnows Azerbaijan in Baku.
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Music tourism 'boosts' UK's economy

Friday, October 11th 2013, 14:40

UK and foreign tourists going to concerts and festivals are boosting the economy by as much as £2.2 billion a year.
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Snowden data 'worst UK secrets loss'

Friday, October 11th 2013, 11:16

Leaked surveillance programme details have been the "most catastrophic loss to British intelligence ever", a senior security expert says.
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FA panel members pointless - Lineker

Friday, October 11th 2013, 10:48

Former England captain Gary Lineker says most members of a new FA commission on the England team are "utterly pointless".
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Firefighters confirm new strike date

Friday, October 11th 2013, 9:02

Firefighters in England and Wales are to stage a five-hour strike on 19 October amid a row over pensions, the Fire Brigades Union says.
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Royal Mail share trading to begin

Friday, October 11th 2013, 6:30

Privatised Royal Mail shares, priced at 330p initially, are due to begin conditional trading on Friday morning.
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Elephants 'understand human gesture'

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 23:37

African elephants demonstrate what appears to be an instinctive understanding of human gestures, according to UK scientists.
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Yeti classic among Doctor Who trove

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 23:02
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: London

The discovery in Nigeria of nine lost episodes of 1960s Doctor Who includes the classic story The Web of Fear, in which Patrick Troughton's Doctor battles robot yeti in the London Underground.
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US and UN decry Libyan PM abduction

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 20:51
related countries: France France, Libya Libya, United States United States

The US, UK and France, along with the UN, condemn the brief abduction of Libya's PM by militiamen and pledge continued support for its transition to democracy.
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