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The Interview to receive UK release

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 12:10
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Controversial comedy The Interview is to have "a wide release" in the UK and Ireland, Sony Pictures confirms.
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Top Gear tops iPlayer over Christmas

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 10:10
related countries: Argentina Argentina

The controversial Top Gear special set in Argentina was the most popular BBC iPlayer show over the UK's Christmas period, with demand for the catch-up service rising 25%.
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Bank 'unaware' of financial crisis

Wednesday, January 7th 2015, 7:54

A month before the start of the financial crisis, the Bank of England was apparently unaware of impending trouble, new documents reveal.
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Pryce heads Globe summer season

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 17:41
related places: London

Actor Jonathan Pryce is to play Shylock in The Merchant of Venice as part of the 2015 summer season at Shakespeare's Globe in London.
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A&E waiting is worst for a decade

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 13:47

The NHS in England has missed its four-hour A&E waiting time target with performance dropping to its lowest level for a decade, figures show.
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UK services sector loses momentum

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 10:15

The UK services sector lost momentum at the end of the year, growing at its slowest rate for a year-and-a-half, an influential survey suggests.
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Hospitals declare 'major incidents'

Monday, January 5th 2015, 23:51

Major incidents are declared at a number of hospitals in England as medics struggle to deal with patient numbers.
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Trott falls cheaply on Lions return

Monday, January 5th 2015, 17:36
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Batsman Jonathan Trott makes only six on his return to international cricket with England Lions in South Africa.
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UK Ebola nurse has 'stabilised'

Monday, January 5th 2015, 17:32

A British nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola is critically ill but her condition has stabilised, health secretary Jeremy Hunt says.
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Woman's body found at junior school

Monday, January 5th 2015, 14:37
related places: Shrewsbury

Three people are arrested after body of woman in her 20s is found in the grounds of a school in Shrewsbury.
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Gay banner removed from Pride DVD

Monday, January 5th 2015, 12:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: Pride

CBS Films is examining why references to homosexuality were removed from the DVD cover of the US release of British film Pride.
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UK construction output slows down

Monday, January 5th 2015, 11:16

Activity in the UK's construction sector grew at its slowest pace for 17 months in December but remains robust thanks to continued growth in housebuilding, a survey finds.
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Charity to probe UK Ebola nurse case

Monday, January 5th 2015, 10:29
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Save the Children says "no stone will be left unturned" as it investigates how a British nurse contracted Ebola while volunteering in Sierra Leone.
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BBC Sound Of 2015 countdown begins

Monday, January 5th 2015, 7:16

London MC George the Poet takes fifth place in the BBC's Sound Of 2015 list, as the countdown to this year's winner begins.
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Life-saving baby screening expanded

Monday, January 5th 2015, 0:11

Newborn babies across England will be screened for more rare, debilitating genetic diseases from Monday.
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Parties trade early election blows

Sunday, January 4th 2015, 18:25

Prime Minister David Cameron defends his record as Labour says the NHS would not "survive" five more years of his government.
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Sunday, January 4th 2015, 16:53

The search for the eight missing crew of the cargo ship Cemfjord in the Pentland Firth is suspended by coastguards.
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Major search after ship overturns

Saturday, January 3rd 2015, 21:50

A major search operation is launched after a ship believed to have had eight crew on board overturns off the north of Scotland.
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British Ebola nurse 'deteriorating'

Saturday, January 3rd 2015, 21:41
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

UK nurse Pauline Cafferkey, who was diagnosed with Ebola after returning from Sierra Leone, is now in a critical condition, the Royal Free Hospital says.
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Premature baby pair 'stranded in US'

Saturday, January 3rd 2015, 1:03
related countries: United States United States

A British couple whose baby was born prematurely during a trip to the USA say they expect to be stranded there for three months.
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Ebola flights' UK passengers traced

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 23:47

All the UK-based passengers and crew from two flights taken by a British nurse who contracted Ebola have now received health advice, officials say.
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Engine fire fears ground plane

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 11:45

A plane is forced to make an emergency landing at London Southend Airport after fears one of its engines was on fire.
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Rail fare rises come into effect

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 9:26

Rail fares in England and Wales rise by an average of 2.2%, with trade unions complaining the increase continues to outstrip average wage growth.
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Goldman Sachs UK staff get top bonus

Thursday, January 1st 2015, 14:59
related countries: United States United States

US investment bank Goldman Sachs paid the highest bonuses to senior staff among banks operating in the UK in 2013, according to research by Reuters.
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Huge UK crowds welcome in new year

Thursday, January 1st 2015, 8:39
related places: London

Thousands of people gather in towns and cities across the UK as firework displays are held to celebrate New Year's Eve.
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Man and woman die in house fire

Thursday, January 1st 2015, 5:39
related places: London

The bodies of a man and a woman are found inside a burned-out house in south-east London after neighbours attempt to rescue the pair but are unable to reach them.
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British acts fill out album top 10

Thursday, January 1st 2015, 0:50

British acts dominate the top 10 best-selling artist albums of the year for the first time in chart history, according to new figures.
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Welby: UK must keep looking outwards

Thursday, January 1st 2015, 0:25
related places: Canterbury

Britons must not turn their backs on all the suffering in the world, the Archbishop of Canterbury will say in his new year address.
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Experimental drug for UK Ebola nurse

Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 16:38

Pauline Cafferkey, the nurse being treated for Ebola, is receiving an experimental anti-viral drug and blood from survivors of the disease, doctors say.
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Ebola screening tests under scrutiny

Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 9:10

Checks for medics returning to the UK after treating Ebola patients are to be reviewed after they cleared a nurse later diagnosed with the virus.
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Nuclear secrets in the Australian outback

Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 7:11
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australians living with the impact of UK nuclear tests
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Poppy duo and acting stars honoured

Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 1:59
related places: London

The creators of the World War One ceramic poppy display at the Tower of London join acting grandees Joan Collins and John Hurt on the New Year Honours list.
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Ebola patient may get plasma therapy

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 23:07
related places: London

Healthcare worker Pauline Cafferkey, who is battling Ebola at a London hospital, could be offered plasma from patients who have fought off the disease.
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Network Rail boss will not take bonus

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 17:26

Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne says he will not take his bonus, following recent major rail disruption.
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Ebola patient arrives in London

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 16:20
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
related places: Glasgow, London

Healthcare worker Pauline Cafferkey, who was diagnosed with Ebola after returning to Glasgow from Sierra Leone, arrives for specialist care at London's Royal Free Hospital.
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British thank Japan grave family

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 15:13
related countries: Japan Japan

The ambassador to Japan thanks a family who have tended to a British teacher's grave for 143 years.
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House price growth 'slows again'

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 10:30

The UK housing market continues to slow down, Nationwide says, with annual house price inflation falling to 7.2% in December.
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Prescription fraud plan criticised

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 8:44

Pharmacists strongly criticised plans to strengthen checks at the counter for entitlement to free prescriptions in England.
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VIDEO: Amir Khan: 'Pakistan's pupils must stay strong'

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 0:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Amir Khan, Taliban

British boxer Amir Khan has visited a school in Pakistan where Taliban militants massacred 152 people earlier this month.
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Holder Van Gerwen reaches last eight

Monday, December 29th 2014, 23:31

Defending PDC world champion Michael van Gerwen will play Scotland's Robert Thornton in the quarter-finals.
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Virgin jet makes emergency landing

Monday, December 29th 2014, 20:40
related places: London

A Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 with more than 450 people onboard lands safely at London Gatwick after a "technical issue" with its landing gear.
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Briton tells of 'scary' ferry blaze

Monday, December 29th 2014, 16:27
related countries: Greece Greece

A British man who was aboard an Italian ferry which caught fire near Greece, says he thought he might not make it off the ship alive.
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Ex-Bank governor in new warning

Monday, December 29th 2014, 12:32

Former Bank of England governor Mervyn King says the financial system is still not safe from another crisis.
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Record 2014 freeze for parts of UK

Monday, December 29th 2014, 12:21

Temperatures plunge as England, Wales and Northern Ireland record their lowest temperatures of 2014, BBC Weather says.
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Hodgson sets up England meeting

Monday, December 29th 2014, 12:00

England manager Roy Hodgson arranges a meeting with his players at the end of January so they can look ahead to 2015
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Anglo-Irish language row in 1986

Monday, December 29th 2014, 10:09
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Newly-released documents show how the UK and Irish governments clashed over Irish language policy in the 1980s.
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VIDEO: Robot-assisted surgery gains ground

Monday, December 29th 2014, 8:03
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

Robot-assisted surgery is becoming increasingly common in UK hospitals, as the BBC's Victoria Gill reports.
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Further rail disruption at stations

Monday, December 29th 2014, 1:42
related places: London

Rail passengers are hit by further delays at London stations as over-running engineering works continued to cause disruption on Sunday night.
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Briton on missing AirAsia flight named

Sunday, December 28th 2014, 19:14

The British national on AirAsia flight QZ8501, which has gone missing with 162 passengers on board, is Chi-Man Choi, the BBC understands.
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Rail chief says passengers let down

Saturday, December 27th 2014, 18:44
related places: London

A senior Network Rail executive apologises for letting passengers down after overrunning engineering works cause chaos for passengers in London.
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Wind blows down Calais migrant fence

Saturday, December 27th 2014, 18:41
related countries: France France
related places: Calais

High winds topple part of a new metal fence erected in the French port of Calais to prevent migrants from slipping on to UK-bound ferries.
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Regulator to probe rail work delays

Saturday, December 27th 2014, 17:56
related places: Cross

The Office of Rail Regulation launches an investigation into major disruption to passengers caused by overrunning engineering work at two London stations.
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Celtic 0-0 Ross County

Saturday, December 27th 2014, 17:19

Ross County put the shackles on Celtic as they hold the champions to a point in the Scottish Premiership.
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Motorists stranded by snowfall

Saturday, December 27th 2014, 10:34

Dozens of coach passengers and drivers are left stranded in Yorkshire after snowfall sweeps parts of the UK.
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One man's deportation story

Saturday, December 27th 2014, 0:18
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
related places: London

Deportation story - one man's journey from London to Zimbabwe
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Snow falls amid weather warnings

Saturday, December 27th 2014, 0:11

Snow, sleet and rain fall in parts of the UK with one airport diverting flights, and forecasters warning of further travel disruption.
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VIDEO: Thai murder testimony put on hold

Friday, December 26th 2014, 14:58
related countries: Thailand Thailand

The trial of two men accused of murdering two British holidaymakers on the Thai island of Koh Tao has got under way, the BBC's Jonathan Head reports.
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Former England cricketer Pullar dies

Friday, December 26th 2014, 14:02

Former Lancashire and Gloucestershire batsman Geoff Pullar, who played 28 Tests for England, dies aged 79.
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Judge postpones Thai murder testimony

Friday, December 26th 2014, 12:01
related countries: Burma Burma, Thailand Thailand

The judge in the trial of two Burmese men accused of the murder of two British tourists in Thailand postpones witness testimony until July.
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Life choices 'behind many cancers'

Friday, December 26th 2014, 2:40
related places: More

More than four in 10 cancers - 600,000 in the UK alone - could be prevented if people led healthier lives, say experts.
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VIDEO: Catholic leaders pray for persecuted

Thursday, December 25th 2014, 9:49

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales, asked the congregation at midnight Mass in Westminster Cathedral to pray for victims of persecution.
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Leaders kick off Boxing Day action

Thursday, December 25th 2014, 9:30
related places: Chelsea, Stamford Bridge, West Ham

Chelsea meet West Ham at Stamford Bridge in the first of Boxing Day's 46 fixtures across England's top four divisions.
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SFA rejects Ashley's Gers stake hike

Wednesday, December 24th 2014, 13:41
related places: Ashley

The Scottish FA board rejects Mike Ashley's request to raise his shareholding in Rangers International Football Club to 29.9%.
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UK productivity shows small rise

Wednesday, December 24th 2014, 13:07

UK workers managed to increase their output per hour by 0.6% in the July-to-September period, the Office for National Statistics has said.
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Broad agreement brokered in NI talks

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 22:33

A broad agreement is brokered on some key issues in the cross-party Northern Ireland talks.
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Hartley banned for three weeks

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 19:53
related places: Leicester, Northampton

Northampton and England hooker Dylan Hartley is banned for three weeks for elbowing Leicester's Matt Smith.
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Syria strikes 'kill 1,100 militants'

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 15:43
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Three months of US-led air strikes have killed at least 1,171 people, mostly Islamic State militants in Syria, a UK-based monitoring group says.
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UK economic growth revised down

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 12:45

The UK economy has grown more slowly than previously thought, official figures show, and the current account deficit has widened.
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Ebola nurse to deliver C4 message

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 10:31

British Ebola survivor William Pooley is to deliver The Alternative Christmas Message on Channel 4 this year.
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NI talks continue through the night

Tuesday, December 23rd 2014, 10:08

Northern Ireland politicians negotiate through the night in a last-ditch attempt to reach agreement on key issues, including flags, parades and welfare reform.
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Cook aiming to 'enjoy cricket again'

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 21:41

Alastair Cook says he wants to start "enjoying my cricket again" after losing his position as England one-day captain.
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Carrick is England's best - Ferguson

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 20:39

Sir Alex Ferguson describes Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick as "the best English player in the game".
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NFL player donates pay to ill child

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 14:33

British NFL player Menelik Watson donates his match payment to the family of an ill four-year-old girl.
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Qatar sponsorship deal for Goodwood

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 13:22
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Glorious Goodwood will be rebranded the Qatar Goodwood Festival in a 10-year sponsorship deal, the biggest in British racing.
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England remain grounded - Hodgson

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 12:52

Roy Hodgson says England are not getting carried away despite the positive start they have made to Euro 2016 qualifying.
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IMF cuts blamed for Ebola spread

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 11:09

Spending cuts imposed by the International Monetary Fund may have contributed to the rapid spread of Ebola in West Africa, UK-based researchers say.
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Actress Billie Whitelaw dies aged 82

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 10:10
related places: London

Acclaimed actress Billie Whitelaw, who starred on stage and screen and worked in close collaboration with Samuel Beckett, dies in London.
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Job creation likely in 2015 says CBI

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 6:56

Half of UK firms plan to expand their workforce next year, with more permanent jobs being created than temporary ones, the CBI business lobby group says.
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FBI talks over Lockerbie bombing

Sunday, December 21st 2014, 18:11
related places: Lockerbie

Scotland's top law officer has met the director of the FBI to discuss progress in the investigation into the Lockerbie bombing.
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Ambulance wait times 'may increase'

Sunday, December 21st 2014, 14:45

Target times for ambulances to reach some seriously ill patients in England could be lengthened, a document leaked to the BBC shows.
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Pietersen exclusion is 'ludicrous'

Sunday, December 21st 2014, 13:13
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Former Australian batsman Matthew Hayden tells the BBC that Kevin Pietersen should be in the England World Cup squad.
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Morgan missed England captain calls

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 20:20

England one-day captain Eoin Morgan "misses 20 phone calls" from England selector James Whitaker offering him the role.
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Lockerbie bomber's guilt reaffirmed

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 19:05
related places: Lockerbie

Scotland's top prosecutor says there is no evidence to suggest Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi is innocent.
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£1.2bn spent on 'Panic Saturday'

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 15:08

UK shoppers are expected to spend a record £1.2bn buying Christmas presents and groceries on what researchers are calling "Panic Saturday".
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Ballance in England World Cup squad

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 11:47
related countries: Australia Australia

Gary Ballance is recalled to England's one-day squad for next month's tri-series in Australia and the World Cup.
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Cook 'gutted' to miss World Cup

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 9:48

Alastair Cook is "disappointed" to be left out of England's World Cup squad after Eoin Morgan is named new one-day captain.
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Migration system 'in intensive care'

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 8:26

A parliamentary committee warns ministers over UK exit controls, record-keeping and the use of a net migration target.
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Saturday's gossip column

Saturday, December 20th 2014, 7:50
related places: Liverpool

Arsenal and Liverpool target AC Milan striker, QPR want to sign England man, Roberto Soldado apologises, plus more.
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Cook timing naughty, says Harmison

Friday, December 19th 2014, 23:49

The timing of Alastair Cook's removal as England one-day captain was "naughty", according to Steve Harmison.
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Cook removed as England ODI captain

Friday, December 19th 2014, 17:00

Alastair Cook is replaced by Eoin Morgan as England's one-day captain, less than two months before the World Cup.
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Women could join British infantry

Friday, December 19th 2014, 11:41

Women could be allowed to serve in British infantry units for the first time by 2016, subject to a review into female soldiers.
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Williams 'not bitter' despite injury

Friday, December 19th 2014, 6:54

Wales international Owen Williams says he does not feel any bitterness about his situation after suffering a major spinal injury.
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Fugitive in light aircraft arrest

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 17:52

One of the UK's most wanted fugitives is arrested while attempting to return to Britain in a light aircraft.
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Aer Lingus rejects bid by BA owner

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 17:05

British Airways owner IAG says that Irish carrier Aer Lingus has rejected its takeover offer.
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Three 'murders' part of abuse inquiry

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 16:10
related places: London

Detectives are investigating three alleged murders as part of an inquiry into historical child abuse involving politicians and establishment figures, as they appeal for information about an apartment block in London.
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Not too late to drop Cook - Hussain

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 11:24

There is still time for England to replace Alastair Cook as captain for the World Cup, says ex-skipper Nasser Hussain.
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Retail sales boosted by Black Friday

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 11:05

UK retail sales rose at their fastest annual rate in more than 10 years in November, thanks to the effects of Black Friday.
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EU court gives UK visa direction

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 11:00

The UK cannot block non-EU family members coming to the county from Europe without a travel permit, European judges say.
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Councils braced for funding cuts

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 6:59

Councils in England are to learn later how much money they will have to spend on local services such as waste collection and road maintenance in 2015-16.
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George III drawing is uncovered

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 6:03

An eccentric architectural plan thought to have been drawn by King George III during his period of "madness" is discovered at the British Library.
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