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Share of fuel duty 'could fix roads'

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 3:14

The government should spend £1bn a year of the money it collects from fuel duty to fix potholes and roads in England and Wales, the body that represents councils says.
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What the Tour riders might not see

Friday, July 4th 2014, 23:22
related countries: France France

Things the Tour de France cyclists will probably miss on UK route
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Jihadists' assets frozen by Treasury

Friday, July 4th 2014, 20:53
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Cardiff

Two men from Cardiff who have joined a jihadists group in Syria have their assets frozen by the UK government.
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Le Tour fever cranks up in Yorkshire

Friday, July 4th 2014, 18:29

The final preparations for the 2014 Tour de France in Yorkshire are under way as cycling fever grips the county.
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Queen names UK's biggest warship

Friday, July 4th 2014, 15:47

The Queen says the UK's largest warship "marks a new phase in our naval history", as it is named in her honour at a ceremony in Fife.
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Hamilton top despite engine problem

Friday, July 4th 2014, 14:43
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton scores an important psychological blow ahead of the British GP by beating Nico Rosberg in second practice.
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Court challenges UK work schemes

Friday, July 4th 2014, 14:28

Legislation relating to unpaid work schemes is ruled "incompatible" with the European Convention on Human Rights.
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Pietersen would 'love' England return

Friday, July 4th 2014, 12:37

Kevin Pietersen says he would love to play cricket for England again, despite being told he would not be considered for selection.
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Abbott's Australia remark draws ire

Friday, July 4th 2014, 11:05
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is criticised for saying that Australia was "unsettled" before the British arrived.
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Wolff hits trouble on F1 debut

Friday, July 4th 2014, 10:27

Susie Wolff's historic appearance at the British GP ended after one timed lap following an engine failure in her Williams.
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Briton in Syria calls UK 'pure evil'

Friday, July 4th 2014, 10:23
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

A British man who claims he has been fighting in Syria says he will not return until the "black flag of Islam" is flying over Buckingham Palace.
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VIDEO: The British trying to bring aid to Syria

Friday, July 4th 2014, 9:19
related countries: Syria Syria

British citizens have been warned by the government not to travel to Syria for any reason - but some are ignoring the warnings and going anyway.
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British Gas staff mis-sold deals

Friday, July 4th 2014, 9:08

The UK's biggest energy supplier, British Gas, mis-sold energy deals by making exaggerated claims to potential customers, the regulator says.
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French firm wins 7-year DLR contract

Friday, July 4th 2014, 7:23
related countries: France France
related places: London

French transport group Keolis has been awarded a new franchise to operate London's Dockland's Light Railway (DLR) from December 2014.
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UK planned to train Syrian rebels

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 21:30
related countries: Syria Syria

The UK drew up plans to train and equip a 100,000-strong Syrian rebel army to defeat President Bashar al-Assad, BBC Newsnight has learned.
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Muhammad Ali inspires me - Hamilton

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 18:38
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton says he is inspired by Muhammad Ali in his bid to overhaul Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.
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UK sees hottest day of year so far

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 17:06

The Met Office has recorded the UK's hottest day of the year so far, as temperatures soar to 27.7C (81.9F) in the South East.
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UK sent Sherlock to North Korea

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 16:42
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The UK government organised a screening of BBC TV drama Sherlock in North Korea in the hope of "encouraging change" in the country, it is revealed.
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UK airports 'normal' after warning

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 15:52
related countries: United States United States

UK airports say they are running as usual, after the US urges tightened security amid warnings of a "credible" terrorism threat.
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UK stars reign over US album chart

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 10:07
related countries: United States United States

Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith are at numbers one and two on the US album chart - the first time two UK solo acts have taken the top two spots since 1993.
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FGM failure is a 'national scandal'

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 9:32

The failure to tackle female genital mutilation (FGM) is a "national scandal" with as many as 170,000 victims in the UK, MPs say.
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NHS plan 'a recipe for disaster'

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 6:42

Cutting back on hospital services in England before community services are geared up to provide care is a "recipe for disaster", MPs say.
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British Library to show Declaration

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 6:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Independence

Historic US documents the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence will go on display in the UK for the first time next year.
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Millions at risk in South Sudan

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 23:01

Some four million people in South Sudan are likely to face critical food shortages next month, British aid agencies warn.
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Italy PM says EU needs to keep UK

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 15:50
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi urges the European Union to keep the UK in, warning that a British withdrawal would mean a poorer Europe.
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Stokes returns to England Test squad

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 15:10
related countries: India India
related places: Durham

England name Durham all-rounder Ben Stokes in a 13-man squad for the first Test against India starting on 9 July.
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Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 10:56

Internet service providers from several countries are taking the UK intelligence agency to task over alleged illegal network intrusion.
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British MEPs in angry Europe debate

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 10:14

Angry exchanges involving British MEPs mark the first debate of the newly-elected European Parliament.
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French police disband migrant camps

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 10:13
related countries: France France
related places: Calais

Police in the French port of Calais clear makeshift camps occupied by migrants from Africa and the Middle East who are trying to get to Britain.
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Monty Python return to mixed reviews

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 9:53
related places: London

Comedy group Monty Python get reviews ranging from two to five stars as they perform on stage together for the first time in decades at London's O2.
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VIDEO: Inside EU parliament with UKIP MEP

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 6:47

UKIP won more seats at the European elections than any other UK party and the BBC's Graham Satchell spent day one with UKIP's newly elected MEP Janice Atkinson.
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Facebook faces UK probe over study

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 2:51

A UK regulator is investigating whether Facebook broke data protection laws when it conducted a psychological study on users without their consent.
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Call to free detained Tajik academic

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 1:24
related countries: Tajikistan Tajikistan

Supporters of a researcher who has been detained accused of spying in Tajikistan press the UK government to help secure his release.
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UK police squeeze Syria aid convoys

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 23:26
related countries: Syria Syria

UK police suspicion squeezes Syria aid convoys
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Emin's My Bed artwork sold for £2.2m

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 19:56
related places: London

Tracey Emin's controversial My Bed modern artwork sells for £2.2m at auction at Christie's in London.
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Mrs Brown film buoys UK box office

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 15:56
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The film version of Mrs Brown's Boys tops the UK and Ireland box office, partly due to its record-breaking performance in star Brendan O'Carroll's homeland.
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Pound lifted by UK factory survey

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 13:24

The pound hits a near six-year high against the US dollar after a survey suggests the UK's manufacturing sector grew at its fastest pace for seven months in June.
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Lallana completes £25m Liverpool move

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 11:58
related places: Liverpool, Southampton

Southampton captain Adam Lallana completes a £25m transfer to Liverpool after the England midfielder passes a medical.
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Bacon triptych sells for £26.7m

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 9:52
related places: London

A small-format Francis Bacon triptych of his lover George Dyer sells for £26.7m at a London auction.
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Labour plans regional 'powerhouses'

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 9:16
related places: London

Labour is proposing to give more power to cities outside London and the English regions that surround them.
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McCann suspects to be questioned

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 4:50
related countries: Portugal Portugal

A number of suspects are due to be questioned by police in Portugal over the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, sources tell the BBC.
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The Who announce 'long goodbye'

Monday, June 30th 2014, 16:18
related places: Rock

The Who announce they are planning to record some new songs ahead of a 50th anniversary UK tour.
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Cameron rejects 'humiliated' claim

Monday, June 30th 2014, 15:54

Ed Miliband says the PM suffered "utter humiliation" over Jean-Claude Juncker - but David Cameron says the Labour leader is "opportunistic and wrong".
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Jagger helps launch Python gigs

Monday, June 30th 2014, 15:11
related places: London

Sir Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones film a sketch to help promote the Monty Python team's reunion shows at London's O2 Arena.
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VIDEO: Fireball meteor caught on camera

Monday, June 30th 2014, 10:24

A fireball meteor seen over the UK has been captured on camera by an observatory in Devon.
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Unite funding pledge for Labour

Monday, June 30th 2014, 7:18

The general secretary of Unite says it wants to make sure Labour has enough money to mount a strong election campaign against the Conservatives.
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Fresh bid to overturn US haggis ban

Sunday, June 29th 2014, 23:23
related countries: United States United States

The UK government is making a fresh bid to overturn an American import ban on traditional Scottish haggis.
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American always, Scottish forever

Sunday, June 29th 2014, 23:20
related countries: United States United States

Eight thousand miles away from heather, peat and misty glens
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Juncker 'will address UK concerns'

Sunday, June 29th 2014, 21:57

Jean-Claude Juncker tells David Cameron he is "fully committed to finding solutions for the political concerns of the UK", Downing Street says.
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Banksy deal 'close to being done'

Sunday, June 29th 2014, 15:56
related places: Cheltenham, London

A deal is close to being done to keep a Banksy artwork on the side of a house in Cheltenham, according to a London art dealer.
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Prince 'wanted more grammar schools'

Sunday, June 29th 2014, 14:46

The Prince of Wales tried to influence government decisions in areas including grammar schools expansion and GM crops, former Labour cabinet ministers reveal.
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Interest rates 'could return to 5%'

Sunday, June 29th 2014, 2:01

It is "reasonable" to think interest rates will rise to 5% in "the very long term", a senior Bank of England figure says.
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Britain should stay in EU, CBI says

Sunday, June 29th 2014, 0:59

The success of the UK economy depends on staying in the EU, the head of the country's biggest business group says.
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The misery of an England fan in the US

Sunday, June 29th 2014, 0:01
related countries: United States United States

Agony of watching football team exit as adoptive home qualifies
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UK celebrates Armed Forces Day

Saturday, June 28th 2014, 18:11

Events are held across the UK to mark Armed Forces Day, with thousands of services personnel taking part.
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VIDEO: Gay pride around the world

Saturday, June 28th 2014, 17:21
related countries: France France, Singapore Singapore
related places: London

People in London, Paris and Singapore have gathered to celebrate gay rights.
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BT apologises for broadband outage

Saturday, June 28th 2014, 12:19

BT apologises after "many" users in the UK had problems connecting to the internet, but says the issue has now been resolved.
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Fiji face Wales & England in World Cup

Saturday, June 28th 2014, 8:46
related countries: Australia Australia, Cook Islands Cook Islands

Fiji beat Cook Islands 108-6 to qualify for the same 2015 Rugby World Cup pool as Wales, hosts England and Australia.
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'Neglectful' UK faces care problem

Saturday, June 28th 2014, 1:17

Britain's "neglectful society" will need help from volunteers to cope with the rising number of elderly people, a government minister says.
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Bedtimes set for young offenders

Friday, June 27th 2014, 23:33

A strict "lights-out" policy will be enforced at young offenders institutions in England, Justice Secretary Chris Grayling announces.
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UK facing 'major' sperm shortage

Friday, June 27th 2014, 23:07

The UK is facing a major sperm shortage that may be tempting fertility clinics to accept poorer quality sperm, the British Fertility Society warns.
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Summit backs Juncker in blow to UK

Friday, June 27th 2014, 16:51
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

EU leaders nominate Jean-Claude Juncker as next European Commission president, despite strong UK opposition.
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Race to save Banksy artwork fails

Friday, June 27th 2014, 15:52
related places: Cheltenham, London

A bid to raise £1m to keep a Banksy artwork in Cheltenham fails to hit its target within a businesswoman's self-imposed deadline.
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Imams urge fighters to shun Syria

Friday, June 27th 2014, 15:50
related countries: Syria Syria

Imams from mosques around the UK use Friday prayers to urge young British men to avoid travelling to Syria to fight in the country's civil war.
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Tui Travel and Tui agree merger deal

Friday, June 27th 2014, 14:54
related countries: Germany Germany

German travel giant Tui and its UK subsidiary Tui Travel announce plans to merge following years of speculation.
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South Africa match will be 'bruising'

Friday, June 27th 2014, 14:37
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter says South Africa will be tough to contain, despite new faces in the Springboks squad.
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Man Utd sign defender Shaw for £27m

Friday, June 27th 2014, 13:45
related places: Shaw, Southampton

Southampton defender Luke Shaw signs for Manchester United for £27m after completing a medical at the club.
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VIDEO: Killer's dad: 'Son caused so much pain'

Friday, June 27th 2014, 12:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: California, Elliot

The father of a British-born student who shot dead six people in California last month before taking his own life, has told US television of the horror of living with what his son Elliot had done.
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Police deny 'failure' over jihadists

Friday, June 27th 2014, 11:56
related places: Cardiff

The head of Wales' counter-terrorism unit denies that police are failing to combat the radicalisation of young Muslims, after a video emerges of two Cardiff men preaching jihad.
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British troops' Kenya return delayed

Friday, June 27th 2014, 10:11
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A delay in an agreement between the UK and Kenya over British army training in the country leaves 900 troops uncertain of when they can return home.
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VIDEO: UK killer's dad 'didn't see it coming'

Friday, June 27th 2014, 8:50

The father of British-born Elliot Rodger, the man who killed six people before taking his own life in May, has given his first interview since the tragedy.
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Afghanistan 'won't mirror Iraq'

Friday, June 27th 2014, 4:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iraq Iraq

The most senior British Army officer in Afghanistan says he does not believe that country will follow Iraq into sectarian conflict when international troops withdraw.
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Amazon 'bullying' UK publishers

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 22:26

The online retailer Amazon is accused of 'bullying' smaller UK publishers in the latest round of contract negotiations.
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Battling Watson loses to Kerber

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 17:19
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Wimbledon

British number one Heather Watson loses in three sets to German ninth seed Angelique Kerber in round two at Wimbledon.
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Mortgage cap 'insures against boom'

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 14:52

Plans by the Bank of England to cap riskier mortgage lending is an important "insurance policy" for the UK economy, MPs and the industry say.
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Scholes fears over England future

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 14:51

Paul Scholes fears England could struggle to qualify for future tournaments after their early exit from the World Cup.
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UK bid to block Juncker set to fail

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 13:29

UK PM David Cameron's bid to stop ex-Luxembourg PM Jean-Claude Juncker becoming the next European Commission president suffers another blow.
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Mini-hearts grown to study disease

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 8:17

Thousands of miniature human hearts are grown to research disease by scientists in Scotland.
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Campaigners lose 'right to die' case

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 22:14

Campaigners have lost their appeal at the UK Supreme Court over the right to die - but the judges said Parliament should now act.
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Sam Smith enjoys US chart success

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 16:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Atlantic

British singer Sam Smith mirrors his UK chart success on the other side of the Atlantic by entering Billboard's Top 200 at number two.
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Cook subjected to 'witch-hunt'

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 15:03

Captain Alastair Cook has been unfairly blamed for England's dismal form, says his Essex coach Paul Grayson.
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Brazil land investors lose millions

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 12:13
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Hundreds of British investors are looking to take legal action to recover lost money after being convinced to buy land in Brazil in the run-up to the World Cup.
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Hospital chain plans share flotation

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 8:29

The UK's second largest private hospital chain, Spire Healthcare, announces plans to list on the London Stock Exchange in a float estimated to value the group at about £1bn.
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Patients 'facing longer GP waits'

Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 7:27

Longer waits to see a GP in the UK are "becoming the norm", the British Medical Association is warning.
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Trader fined in US over bond prices

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 22:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

A New York court fines a former UK-based Credit Suisse trader for his role in artificially inflating bond prices.
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Costa Rica 0-0 England

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 22:01
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica

England end their poor World Cup 2014 campaign with a goalless draw against Costa Rica to finish bottom of Group D.
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Hodgson hopeful for England's future

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 21:01
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica

Roy Hodgson says England have a bright future with a new crop of young players, after the 0-0 draw against Costa Rica.
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Sri Lanka beat England in thriller

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 18:32
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England lose off the penultimate ball as Sri Lanka win a thrilling second Test at Headingley to secure a series victory.
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Andy Coulson guilty of phone hacking

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 17:51

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson is found guilty of conspiring to hack phones while ex-News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks is cleared of all charges.
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Royal couple visit Belfast film set

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 17:01
related places: Belfast, Edinburgh

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh meet cast and production members from Game of Thrones during a tour of the Paint Hall Studios in Belfast on the second day of their Northern Ireland visit.
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Fault in Our Stars tops UK chart

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 16:32
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Teen cancer drama The Fault in Our Stars comfortably tops the UK and Ireland box office in its opening weekend, taking £3.4m.
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Money affecting England - Gerrard

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 15:58

Captain Steven Gerrard believes the money in the game is affecting young players' hunger and desire to play for England.
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Juncker 'common sense' dig at UK PM

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 13:56

Jean-Claude Juncker says he expects to be the next European Commission president by the end of the week - "if common sense prevails".
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Serpentine unveils giant 'doughnut'

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 13:43
related places: Hyde Park, London

London's Serpentine Gallery in Hyde Park unveils a sculpture resembling a giant misshapen doughnut as its annual temporary pavilion.
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Fears hospital mistakes covered up

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 12:15

An analysis of reporting incidents shows 29 out of 141 hospital trusts in England are not registering the expected number of safety incidents.
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Top UK stunt man Terry Richards dies

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 10:21
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Top UK stunt man Terry Richards, who played the Cairo Swordsman in Indiana Jones, dies aged 81.
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Silent protest condemns Egypt ruling

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 9:04
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: London

BBC journalists in London join colleagues from other news organisations for a silent protest against the jailing of three al-Jazeera staff in Egypt.
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VIDEO: UK ban on drug khat worries growers

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 8:56
related countries: Kenya Kenya

As a ban comes into force in the UK on Tuesday on the drug khat, the BBC's Anne Soy reports on concern about the economic impact of the move amongst Kenya's khat farmers.
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Juncker as good and bad for the UK

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 8:35

Juncker row highlights democracy conundrum, says Robert Peston
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Monet's Water Lilies sells for £32m

Tuesday, June 24th 2014, 8:30
related places: London

A 1906 Claude Monet painting of water lilies, Nympheas, sells for almost £32m pounds in London, the second-highest price ever paid for the artist at auction.
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