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Charles raises Saudi blogger case

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 18:07
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The Prince of Wales raises the issue of jailed blogger Raif Badawi during his first meeting with Saudi Arabia's new king.
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Firms back me on EU vote - PM

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 15:35
related places: Cameron

David Cameron claims business is getting behind his EU referendum plan after the British Chambers of Commerce calls for an early vote to end uncertainty.
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UK prisoner voting rights 'breached'

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 10:53

The rights of UK prisoners were breached when they were prevented from voting in elections, the European Court of Human Rights again rules.
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Scotland beat Ireland in warm-up

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 10:04
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Scotland shock Ireland with a thumping 179-run victory in their World Cup warm-up match in Sydney.
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Iraqi Christians 'need military help'

Tuesday, February 10th 2015, 4:12
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Christians in Iraq "do not have much time left" without direct military action on the ground, the Archbishop of Irbil tells UK peers and MPs.
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North 'should have gone off' - WRU

Monday, February 9th 2015, 22:07

Wales' George North should have been replaced with suspected concussion against England, says Wales medic Prav Mathema.
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Tax officials defended over HSBC

Monday, February 9th 2015, 20:10

Ministers defend the UK's record on dealing with tax evasion, amid a political row over reports HSBC helped wealthy clients dodge UK taxes.
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Teenager 'planned to behead soldier'

Monday, February 9th 2015, 18:40

A 19-year-old, armed with a knife and hammer, was arrested as he made his way to behead a British soldier, a court hears.
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Lancaster eyes settled England side

Monday, February 9th 2015, 16:10
related countries: Italy Italy

England boss Stuart Lancaster says he will be surprised if there are many changes for Italy, despite players returning from injury.
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HSBC 'helped clients dodge tax'

Monday, February 9th 2015, 15:59

Banking giant HSBC helped wealthy clients across the world evade hundreds of millions of pounds worth of tax, the BBC's Panorama learns.
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Eddie Redmayne scoops acting Bafta

Monday, February 9th 2015, 12:46
related places: London

Eddie Redmayne scoops the best actor prize at the Bafta Film Awards, where coming of age drama Boyhood is named best film.
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Ban racists from social media - MPs

Monday, February 9th 2015, 12:31

Social media users who spread racial hatred could be banned from Twitter and Facebook, MPs suggest in a report on anti-Semitism in the UK.
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Ugandan runaways play rugby in Wales

Monday, February 9th 2015, 12:04
related countries: Uganda Uganda
related places: Cardiff, Glasgow

Two Ugandan rugby players who disappeared after competing in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last year are playing for a small Cardiff team, it emerges.
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Woakes happy with new-ball role

Monday, February 9th 2015, 11:50

England seamer Chris Woakes says he is "obviously keen to carry on" taking the new ball in the World Cup.
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UK plans for possible Greek euro exit

Monday, February 9th 2015, 10:48
related countries: Greece Greece

UK prime minister David Cameron plans for a possible Greek exit from the eurozone, the BBC's economics editor Robert Peston learns.
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England ease past Windies in warm-up

Monday, February 9th 2015, 8:40

England beat a lacklustre West Indies side by nine wickets in their first World Cup warm-up match at Sydney.
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VIDEO: Grammy Awards 2015: The highlights

Monday, February 9th 2015, 6:43

The British singer Sam Smith is celebrating after enjoying a fantastic night at the Grammy Awards winning four of the top prizes.
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Grammy glory for singer Sam Smith

Monday, February 9th 2015, 6:04

British soul singer Sam Smith wins four Grammy Awards in the US, including the prestigious prizes for record and song of the year and best new artist.
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England victory 'banished demons'

Sunday, February 8th 2015, 22:13

Flanker James Haskell says England's Six Nations win in Wales banished the demons of their heavy 2013 defeat.
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Wales confident over North fitness

Sunday, February 8th 2015, 19:47

Wales expect George North to be fit to face Scotland in the Six Nations following his head blows against England.
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British hopefuls ready for Baftas

Sunday, February 8th 2015, 18:04

British and US stars arrive at the Royal Opera House for the Bafta Film Awards, the biggest awards event in the British film calendar.
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Rangers 1-2 Raith Rovers

Sunday, February 8th 2015, 17:06

Raith Rovers' first Ibrox win since 1959 puts them into the Scottish Cup quarter-finals and adds to Rangers woes.
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V&A to buy Cardinal Wolsey Angels

Sunday, February 8th 2015, 14:31
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: London, Victoria

The Victoria and Albert museum in London has raised funds to buy four bronze angel statues designed for the tomb of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey.
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UK radicalisation alarming - Charles

Sunday, February 8th 2015, 14:11
related places: Charles

Princes Charles says the extent to which young people are becoming radicalised in the UK is "alarming" and the issue is one of the "greatest worries".
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Six Nations gossip column

Sunday, February 8th 2015, 9:09

Sir Clive Woodward says England went from boys to men in Wales, while Lawrence Dallaglio sees echoes of 2003.
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Scots did not get breaks - Cotter

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 22:46
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Vern Cotter feels fortune favoured France as Scotland lose in Paris on the opening weekend of the Six Nations.
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Hay Festival cancels Mexico event

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 20:58
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Veracruz

The governor of Mexico's Veracruz state defends security in Xalapa after the UK Hay festival cancelled its annual event in the city.
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France 15-8 Scotland

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 20:33

Five Camille Lopez penalties consign Scotland to defeat in their opening Six Nations match for the ninth consecutive year.
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Miliband warning to UK 'tax havens'

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 14:35

A Labour government would push for UK overseas territories to be put on an international blacklist if they refused to co-operate with a drive against tax avoidance, Ed Miliband says.
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Wales v England - what they said

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 10:22

England coach Stuart Lancaster says his side's 21-16 win in Wales will have no bearing on their match-up in World Cup this summer.
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VIDEO: Entrepreneurs ship chocolate to US

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 8:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

News of a US court's decision to restrict imports of some British chocolates into America has had an unexpected effect on business here.
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NHS complaints process 'inadequate'

Saturday, February 7th 2015, 7:42

The NHS in England is accused of major shortcomings in the way it investigates cases where poor care resulted in death or injury.
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Wales 16-21 England

Friday, February 6th 2015, 22:03
related places: Cardiff

England come from behind to beat Wales in a thrilling Six Nations opener at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
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GCHQ censured over data deal with US

Friday, February 6th 2015, 16:13

UK agency GCHQ was not open enough on how it shared intelligence gathered by US mass internet surveillance, a tribunal rules.
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British 'fake death' jihadist jailed

Friday, February 6th 2015, 15:10
related countries: Syria Syria

A British jihadist who travelled to Syria then faked his own death to try to return to the UK undetected is given a 12-year custodial sentence.
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Kinky Boots musical comes to London

Friday, February 6th 2015, 13:13
related places: London, Northampton, West End

Hit Broadway show Kinky Boots, based on the story of a shoe factory in Northampton, is to move into the West End.
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Wolf Hall author receives damehood

Friday, February 6th 2015, 12:15

Wolf Hall author Hilary Mantel is made a dame by the Prince of Wales for her services to literature.
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Assange policing costs reach £10m

Friday, February 6th 2015, 9:05
related places: London

Police have spent about £10m providing a 24-hour guard at the Ecuadorean embassy in London since Wikileaks founder Julian Assange claimed asylum there.
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Radical NHS changes 'disastrous'

Friday, February 6th 2015, 7:39

Huge changes to the way the NHS in England works have been "disastrous" and distracted from patient care, a damning report by a think tank says.
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VIDEO: Dutch chimps 'learn Scottish accent'

Friday, February 6th 2015, 6:05
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Chimpanzees from The Netherlands who were moved to Edinburgh Zoo appear to have learnt to speak in a Scottish accent.
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BT to buy mobile firm EE for £12.5bn

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 18:43

UK phone giant BT agrees to buy the British mobile operator EE for £12.5bn, but rivals Vodafone and TalkTalk want the competition authorities to intervene.
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Glitter guilty of child sex abuse

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 17:55
related places: London

Former pop star Gary Glitter is found guilty of sexually abusing three young girls between 1975 and 1980.
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UK to lead 'spearhead Nato force'

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 12:24

The UK will play a lead role in a "high readiness" Nato force that will be established in Eastern Europe, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announces.
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Scots trio to make Six Nations bows

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 11:34
related countries: France France

Scotland's Finn Russell, Mark Bennett and Blair Cowan will make their Six Nations debuts against France on Saturday.
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MPs urge Britain to step up IS fight

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 7:42

MPs call for the UK to do more in the battle against Islamic State, voicing "surprise and deep concern" at its level of involvement so far.
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NHS agency nurses spending 'soars'

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 4:23

NHS spending on agency nurses has soared in the past two years in England, to at least nearly £500m last year, says the Royal College of Nursing.
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UK anti-Semitism hits 'record level'

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 2:46

Anti-Semitic incidents reached a record level of more than 1,100 last year, the Community Security Trust says.
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VIDEO: Metal band's mercy plea for UK woman

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 0:19
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

The lead singer of heavy metal band Napalm Death, Mark "Barney" Greenway, explains why he wrote an open letter to the president of Indonesia appealing for mercy for British woman Lindsay Sandiford.
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Gulf crisis 'could last 10-15 years'

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 22:01
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The crisis in the Gulf provoked by Islamic State is probably the worst since WWII and could endure for another 10 to 15 years, says Sir John Jenkins, who has just stood down as Britain’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia.
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Millennium Stadium roof to stay open

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 20:08

The Six Nations opener between Wales and England at the Millennium Stadium will be played under an open roof.
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Five Monets sell for £55m in hour

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 17:37
related places: London

The sale of five works by Claude Monet contribute to Sotheby's "highest ever" sales record held by the auction house in London.
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NZ judge to lead child abuse inquiry

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 14:32
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand judge Lowell Goddard will lead a new statutory inquiry into historical child sexual abuse.
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Prop Cole back as England change six

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 13:00
related countries: Australia Australia

Tight-head prop Dan Cole will make his first England appearance in almost a year in Friday's Six Nations opener against Wales.
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Sky sees strong customer growth

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 9:22
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Media giant Sky says it gained more than 200,000 new customers in the UK and Ireland in the second half of 2014, its highest growth for nine years.
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VIDEO: 'Ebola funds slow to reach needy'

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 7:42

A report by the British Medical Journal says just over $1bn of $3bn pledged to fight the Ebola outbreak has reached affected countries.
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Top UK theatres staging more plays

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 3:58

The number of plays staged by the UK's most-subsidised theatre companies rose by a fifth between 2009 and 2014, BBC research suggests.
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Empty shops 'show North-South divide'

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 2:15

There are twice as many empty shops in England's northern towns and cities than in the South, research suggests.
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'Half of UK people' will get cancer

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 1:44

One in two people in the UK will probably develop cancer at some point, but lifestyle choices could still arrest the rise, experts say.
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Cipriani & Easter return for England

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 18:49
related places: Cardiff

Danny Cipriani and Nick Easter are in the squad for England's Six Nations opener against Wales in Cardiff.
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England will control own tax - Hague

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 18:42

Scottish MPs would lose the right to impose income tax, schools and health changes on England under proposals outlined by Commons Leader William Hague.
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VIDEO: Which countries have union flag?

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 17:23

Following Fiji's announcement that it plans to remove the UK's union jack from its flag, BBC News looks at the position of other nations.
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MPs say yes to three-person babies

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 17:21

MPs have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the creation of babies with DNA from two women and one man, in an historic move.
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Charles 'unhappy with arms role'

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 13:20

The Prince of Wales no longer wants to promote British weapons in Gulf states, an unauthorised biography by Catherine Mayer claims.
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VIDEO: Brits rejoice at Oscar nominations

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 10:53

British Oscar hopefuls Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones and Rosamund Pike have celebrated their nominations at a star-studded gathering ahead of the Academy Awards.
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Mike Leigh receives Bafta fellowship

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 10:39

Veteran British film-maker Mike Leigh is to receive a Bafta Fellowship at this year's British Academy Film Awards, organisers announce.
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Fiji to remove union jack from flag

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 8:58
related countries: Fiji Fiji

Fiji is to "dispense with colonialism" and remove the UK's union jack from its flag, replacing it with a new design, its prime minister says.
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Oyelowo: TV 'ignoring' black actors

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 7:40

Selma star David Oyelowo says British period dramas are failing to cast black actors.
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US drops News Corp hacking probe

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 4:33
related countries: United States United States

Rupert Murdoch's media company News Corp will not be prosecuted in the US over the phone hacking scandal that rocked the company in the UK.
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Stokes' England absence 'ridiculous'

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 20:17

Former captain Paul Collingwood likens England's treatment of Ben Stokes to "playing Cristiano Ronaldo at right-back".
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Cameron challenged on pupil funding

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 17:04

David Cameron promises not to cut school budgets for a rising number of pupils in a future Conservative government, but funding will not be protected against inflation.
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Police complaints reach record high

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 13:29

The number of complaints made against police in England and Wales has reached a record high, the Independent Police Complaints Commission says.
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Wales wing North back to face England

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 11:11

Lions pair wing George North and hooker Richard Hibbard return for Wales in Friday's Six Nations opener against England.
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UK manufacturing growth picks up

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 10:26

Growth in the UK manufacturing sector picked up slightly in January following a modest recovery in export orders, a closely-watched survey indicates.
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The palace of shame that makes China angry

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 8:52
related countries: China China

The ruins that still make China angry with Britain
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Transfer deadline day: Confirmed deals

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 6:45

Track all the latest signings throughout deadline day in England, Scotland and across Europe.
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Magna Cartas united for first time

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 0:01
related places: London

The four surviving copies of the 1215 Magna Carta go on display together for the first time in London to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the documents.
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VIDEO: 'My new life as an Indian wife'

Sunday, February 1st 2015, 23:59
related countries: India India

I moved across the world for the man I met online
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Mark Ronson continues chart reign

Sunday, February 1st 2015, 19:02

Mark Ronson continues his reign at the top of the UK singles chart, notching up a seventh week at number one.
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Pupils 'must know times tables by 11'

Sunday, February 1st 2015, 15:17

All children in England will be expected to know up to their 12 times table when they leave primary school under plans announced by the education secretary.
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Djokovic beats Murray in Melbourne

Sunday, February 1st 2015, 15:07
related countries: Aruba Aruba

British number one Andy Murray is beaten in four sets as Novak Djokovic wins a fifth Australian Open title.
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England thumped in tri-series final

Sunday, February 1st 2015, 10:53
related places: Perth

England crumble to a 112-run tri-series final defeat in Perth, their last competitive match before the World Cup.
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Death row Briton appeals for UK help

Sunday, February 1st 2015, 8:54

A British woman, sentenced to death for drug smuggling in Bali, has written to the UK government asking for legal help or funding for an appeal.
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New Jersey governor begins UK visit

Sunday, February 1st 2015, 4:01
related countries: United States United States

New Jersey's Governor and US Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie will start a three-day visit to Britain and is due to meet PM David Cameron.
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Prince's household 'like Wolf Hall'

Saturday, January 31st 2015, 13:14

Clarence House is fraught with rivalries that have led to it being compared to the court of Henry VIII, according to a new biography of the Prince of Wales.
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Johnson eyes 'fast' wicket for final

Saturday, January 31st 2015, 9:50
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia pace bowler Mitchell Johnson is eager to play on a "bouncy wicket" in Sunday's tri-series final against England.
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Churchill's funeral anniversary marked

Friday, January 30th 2015, 22:10
related places: London

Events are held to mark the 50th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill's funeral, with the boat that carried his coffin repeating its Thames journey.
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Qatar buys 10% stake in BA owner

Friday, January 30th 2015, 16:55
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Qatar Airways announces a surprise investment in International Airlines Group, the owner of British Airways and Iberia.
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England confidence growing - Morgan

Friday, January 30th 2015, 12:57
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Morgan

Captain Eoin Morgan says England are growing in confidence, having reached the final of the tri-series in Australia.
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Russia patrols near UK 'routine'

Friday, January 30th 2015, 11:38
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia contests claims its planes caused "disruption to civil aviation" in the UK, saying the patrols were "routine" and met "international legal norms".
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England beat India to reach final

Friday, January 30th 2015, 11:01
related countries: India India
related places: Perth

England reach the final of the one-day tri-series courtesy of a three-wicket victory over India in Perth.
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Robbie Coltrane taken ill on flight

Friday, January 30th 2015, 10:11
related places: London

Harry Potter actor Robbie Coltrane is admitted to hospital in Florida with flu-like symptoms after falling ill during a flight from London.
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Training cuts 'could harm patients'

Friday, January 30th 2015, 6:57

Proposals to shorten medical training for doctors in the UK could seriously compromise patient care and safety, leading doctors warn.
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Russian planes 'disrupted UK aviation'

Friday, January 30th 2015, 6:27
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian military planes flew near UK airspace, causing "disruption to civil aviation" and prompting RAF jets to "escort" them, the Foreign Office says.
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Child obesity rates 'levelling off'

Friday, January 30th 2015, 0:04

The rise in childhood obesity, which has left one in three children overweight, may be beginning to level off in the under-10s, a study suggests.
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Police corruption efforts criticised

Friday, January 30th 2015, 0:01

Police forces in England and Wales lack the capability to investigate corruption among their officers and staff, says Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary.
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School tables branded a 'nonsense'

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 18:00

Government school league tables are branded a "nonsense", after numerous changes to the way grades are recognised left more schools failing.
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Snow brings disruption to travellers

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 17:30

Snowstorms bring travel chaos to northern England, closing more than 300 schools, roads and airports.
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Morgan targets tri-series final spot

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 17:09

One-day captain Eoin Morgan believes earning a place in the tri-series final would add to England's World Cup confidence.
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Sky to launch mobile phone service

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 16:23

Pay-TV firm Sky is launching a mobile phone service next year as the battle for a slice of the UK's telecoms market intensifies.
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League tables branded a 'nonsense'

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 8:25

Scores of England's top private schools are expecting to be at the bottom of the secondary school league tables, following confusion over International GCSEs.
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