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England's Rowsell wins pursuit gold

Friday, July 25th 2014, 19:56

England's Joanna Rowsell wins gold in the Commonwealth individual pursuit but Jason Kenny has to settle for sprint silver.
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Briton among Air Algerie crash dead

Friday, July 25th 2014, 19:05
related countries: Mali Mali

A British man was among the 116 passengers who died when the Air Algerie AH5017 jet crashed in Mali, the UK Foreign Office says.
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UK economy back at pre-crisis level

Friday, July 25th 2014, 13:42

The UK economy grew 0.8% in the second quarter and has now recovered the ground lost since the downturn began in 2008, according to official figures.
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RBS shares surge on surprise profit

Friday, July 25th 2014, 13:39

Shares in Royal Bank of Scotland have jumped 11% after it said it expects pre-tax profits to double to £2.65bn for the first half of the year.
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Jadeja fined over Anderson incident

Friday, July 25th 2014, 11:27
related countries: India India

India's Ravindra Jadeja has been fined 50% of his match fee following an incident with England's James Anderson.
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NT to screen first Broadway show

Friday, July 25th 2014, 8:39
related places: Broadway

The National Theatre announces that Of Mice and Men will be their first Broadway production to screen live in UK cinemas.
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Murdoch caps great first day for Scots

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 22:11

Swimmer Ross Murdoch secures gold to cap a stunning first day of Commonwealth Games action for hosts Scotland.
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The Ghanaian looking to inspire a nation

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 20:42
related countries: Ghana Ghana

The track cyclist from Scotland with an African connection
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Renicks sisters claim golden double

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 18:44

Sisters Kimberley and Louise Renicks win Scotland's first golds of the Commonwealth Games with thrilling judo victories.
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Alistair Brownlee wins triathlon gold

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 18:02

England's Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee beats his brother Jonny to gold in the Glasgow 2014 men's triathlon.
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Wiggins thwarted in gold bid

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 16:53
related countries: Australia Australia

Sir Bradley Wiggins is denied a first Commonwealth Games gold as Australia beat England in the final of the 4,000m team pursuit.
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IMF lowers global growth forecast

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 15:50

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered its forecast for global economic growth this year, from 3.7% to 3.4% but the UK's forecast is raised.
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Stimpson captures triathlon gold

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 13:05

England's Jodie Stimpson wins the first medal at Glasgow 2014 with victory in the women's triathlon.
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Miley sets new Commonwealth record

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 11:05

Scotland's Hannah Miley beats her own Commonwealth Games 400m individual medley record to reach the final at Glasgow 2014.
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VIDEO: Commonwealth Games' opening ceremony

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 9:53
related places: Glasgow

The 2014 Commonwealth Games have officially opened at a ceremony in the Scottish city of Glasgow
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Experts to examine MH17 flight data

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 8:53
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

UK investigators are due to start examining a second black box flight recorder from downed flight MH17, after downloading "valid data" from the first.
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Europeans with an eye on Edinburgh

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 0:16
related places: Edinburgh

Eight places in Europe that also want independence
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Jamieson and Wiggins eye early golds

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 22:50

Scotland's Michael Jamieson and England's Sir Bradley Wiggins are chasing gold medals on day one of the Commonwealth Games on Thursday.
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MH17 evidence 'was tampered with'

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 18:30

Whitehall sources say information has emerged that MH17 crash evidence was deliberately tampered with, as the plane's black boxes arrive in the UK.
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Character actress Dora Bryan dies

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 17:48
related places: Brighton

Dora Bryan, the actress whose career encompassed theatre, film and TV's Last of the Summer Wine, has died near Brighton at the age of 91.
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VIDEO: Games cyclists find Glasgow bearings

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 14:13
related countries: Swaziland Swaziland
related places: Glasgow

Scotland Correspondent Lorna Gordon bumps into some of the team from Swaziland on the streets of Glasgow.
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Prior 'hunted mercilessly' by media

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 13:22

The media played a part in wicketkeeper Matt Prior's decision to stand down from England duty, says Sussex boss Mark Robinson.
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Trott makes century for Warwickshire

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 12:10

Jonathan Trott hits his first century for Warwickshire since leaving England's winter Ashes tour because of stress.
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PayPal to advance cash to businesses

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 10:07

Online payments firm PayPal is to advance cash to UK small businesses from the early autumn as an alternative to traditional loans, the company has announced.
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UK licensing arms exports to Russia

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 9:41
related countries: Russia Russia

Licences to export arms worth millions of pounds to Russia remain in place despite fears Moscow is arming rebels in Ukraine, MPs have said.
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Airline route assessments criticised

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 8:50

Safety assessments for risky air routes are "not good enough", the British Airline Pilots Association says.
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Tajik spy charge academic freed

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 21:31
related countries: Tajikistan Tajikistan

An academic working for a British university has been freed after being held for over a month in Tajikistan on suspicion of spying.
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VIDEO: When Britain ruled India

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 20:28
related countries: India India

Living in India during the dying days of the British Raj
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UK experts to retrieve MH17 data

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 20:09

British air accident investigators will retrieve data from the black boxes of crashed flight MH17, says Prime Minister David Cameron.
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Call to end FGM 'in this generation'

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 18:19
related places: London

David Cameron has said female genital mutilation (FGM) and childhood forced marriage should be stopped worldwide "within this generation".
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British films to premiere at Toronto

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 17:07

A trio of major British films are to receive their world premieres at this year's Toronto Film Festival, including Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything.
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EU to widen Russia sanctions

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 17:00
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Russia Russia

The EU will widen sanctions against Russia to include more individuals and consider targeting the defence sector, the Dutch foreign minister says.
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Buttler replaces Prior for England

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 15:52
related countries: India India

Jos Buttler replaces Matt Prior as wicketkeeper in the England squad for the third Test against India at the Rose Bowl.
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Chambers pulls out of Commonwealths

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 15:14

British 100m champion Dwain Chambers withdraws from the Commonwealth Games to focus on the European Championships in Zurich.
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Matthew to carry flag for England

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 14:00

Squash player Nick Matthew will carry the England flag at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games.
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Lidl publishes UK tax payment

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 9:50
related countries: Germany Germany

German discount retailer Lidl, which has around 600 UK stores, publishes the amount of tax it pays in the UK for the first time.
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Cook too stubborn to quit - Boycott

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 9:43

Alastair Cook is too "stubborn" to quit the England captaincy, says former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott.
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England will miss Gerrard - Hodgson

Monday, July 21st 2014, 21:10

Roy Hodgson says England will miss Steven Gerrard's "leadership" as his captain quits international football.
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Prior takes break from England duty

Monday, July 21st 2014, 20:52

England wicketkeeper Matt Prior is to take a break from cricket for the rest of the summer to recover from injuries.
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Turing film to open London festival

Monday, July 21st 2014, 16:02
related places: London

Codebreaking drama The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, is to receive its European premiere at this year's London Film Festival.
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Captain Gerrard quits England duty

Monday, July 21st 2014, 15:10

England captain Steven Gerrard retires from international football after winning 114 caps, describing it as a "sad day".
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Tulisa's drugs trial collapses

Monday, July 21st 2014, 14:57

Singer and TV star Tulisa Contostavlos's trial over drugs allegations collapses as the judge accuses a prosecution witness of perjury.
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Remove Cook as captain - Vaughan

Monday, July 21st 2014, 12:11

Alastair Cook should be removed as England captain and replaced by Eoin Morgan, says former skipper Michael Vaughan.
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Global finale for Monty Python show

Monday, July 21st 2014, 9:34
related places: London

Legendary comedy troupe Monty Python performed the last of its farewell shows on Sunday night, on stage at London's O2 Arena and in cinemas around the world.
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Rendition damages case goes to court

Monday, July 21st 2014, 4:47
related countries: Libya Libya

A damages action brought against the UK over a 2004 rendition case involving a Libyan politician and his wife is being heard at the Court of Appeal later.
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UK urges Putin to allow MH17 access

Sunday, July 20th 2014, 20:32
related countries: Russia Russia

The Russian president is told by David Cameron to ensure international access to the MH17 crash site so the victims can be repatriated.
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Cook has our full support - Farbrace

Sunday, July 20th 2014, 18:53

Assistant coach Paul Farbrace says the England dressing room is behind captain Alastair Cook and wants him to succeed.
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England on verge of India defeat

Sunday, July 20th 2014, 17:58
related countries: India India

England are on the verge of defeat after India's superb performance with the bat and ball in the second Test at Lord's.
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Foreign firms 'create 66,000 jobs'

Sunday, July 20th 2014, 9:27
related places: More

More than 66,000 jobs have been created in the UK by foreign businesses over the past year, government figures show.
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UK demands access to MH17 crash site

Saturday, July 19th 2014, 20:38
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Russia Russia

The UK is demanding "swift and unhindered" access to the crash site of the Malaysian airliner in Ukraine amid claims pro-Russian rebels are obstructing investigations.
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UK storms cause further disruption

Saturday, July 19th 2014, 19:39

Storms cause further disruption in parts of the UK, including flight cancellations and delays, after recent high temperatures and lightning strikes.
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Plunkett strikes leave Test in balance

Saturday, July 19th 2014, 17:56
related countries: India India

England took three wickets in the evening session to leave the second Test against India at Lord's in the balance.
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Tributes paid to British MH17 victim

Saturday, July 19th 2014, 12:44
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, New Zealand New Zealand

Robert Ayley, a father-of-two reportedly from Surrey and living in New Zealand, was among those on board the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, his family says.
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British crash experts due in Ukraine

Saturday, July 19th 2014, 11:46
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Ukraine Ukraine

British crash experts are due in Ukraine to assist in the investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
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UK anti-piracy action set to begin

Friday, July 18th 2014, 23:29

People in the UK who persistently pirate music and movies will soon start getting emails warning them that their actions are illegal.
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British plane crash victims named

Friday, July 18th 2014, 19:07
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Two football fans, two students and a World Health Organization worker are confirmed to be among 10 UK passengers on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
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India strike after Ballance century

Friday, July 18th 2014, 17:26

England's Gary Ballance hits his second Test century of the summer at Lord's, but two late wickets give India the edge.
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Hottest day follows thunderstorms

Friday, July 18th 2014, 15:34

Temperatures nudge 32C after thunder and lightning in south-east England as the Met Office warns of more storms to come.
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MTR wins £1.4bn Crossrail franchise

Friday, July 18th 2014, 10:25
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: London

The £1.4bn contract to run the Crossrail franchise through London from 2018 has been awarded to Hong Kong-based MTR Corporation, Transport for London (TfL) has announced
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A&E target 'missed for whole year'

Friday, July 18th 2014, 8:39

England's major A&E units have now missed the waiting time target for 52 weeks in a row, official figures show.
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Cook not a tactical captain - Boycott

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 19:29

Alastair Cook will never succeed as a "tactical captain", according to former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott.
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Rahane leads India fightback at Lord's

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 17:55
related countries: India India

Ajinkya Rahane hits a century as England fail to capitalise on helpful conditions on the first day of the second Test at Lord's.
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Tiernan-Locke banned for two years

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 16:52

Britain's Jonathan Tiernan-Locke receives a two-year ban and is sacked by Team Sky for an anti-doping violation.
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UK temperature rises to 2014 high

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 15:11

The UK has seen its hottest day of the year so far, the Met Office says, with temperatures set to climb even higher on Friday.
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Recorded sexual offences 'up 20%'

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 14:24

Figures indicate 20% increase in sexual offences in England and Wales - a rise partly attributed to the Jimmy Savile scandal - while overall crime remains static.
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England down to 20th in Fifa rankings

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 11:22

England fall to 20th in the latest Fifa world rankings, their lowest position since May 1996, with Scotland in 27th.
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Mothercare must modernise says boss

Thursday, July 17th 2014, 9:38

Shares in mother and baby retailer Mothercare fall nearly 9% after its new boss said the UK business needs to modernise.
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British cyber-jihadist jailed in US

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 22:23
related countries: United States United States

UK computer expert Babar Ahmad, who admitted providing material to support the Taliban, is sentenced in a US court to 12-and-a-half years in prison.
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VIDEO: British cyber-jihadist jailed in US

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 19:49
related countries: United States United States

A British cyber-jihadist has been sentenced in a US court to 12-and-a-half years' imprisonment after admitting terrorism offences.
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Cook questions India as Jadeja charged

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 17:24

Alastair Cook says India's claim James Anderson abused and pushed Ravindra Jadeja, who has also been charged, is "a tactic".
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Large decrease in number of births

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 15:43

The number of births in England and Wales has fallen by the largest annual amount in nearly 40 years, the Office for National Statistics says.
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In-form Rose dreaming of Open glory

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 14:55

Justin Rose says he has won the Open "thousands of times" in his mind as he bids to end England's 22-year wait for a champion.
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UK unemployment falls to 2.12m

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 10:02

UK unemployment fell by 121,000 to 2.12 million in the three months to May, official figures show.
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Failing care homes face new measures

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 8:02

A system of special measures designed to improve failing hospitals in England is to be extended to care homes, the government is expected to announce.
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Imperial War Museum London to reopen

Wednesday, July 16th 2014, 6:35
related places: London

A behind-the-scenes look of the London museum is provided after its £40m makeover to mark the centenary of World War One.
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Anderson faces ICC misconduct charge

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 21:49
related countries: India India

England's James Anderson is charged with misconduct by the ICC after an incident in the first Test against India.
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Pentagon says no F-35 at Farnborough

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 20:27
related places: Farnborough

The Pentagon says the F-35 combat jet - due to be used on the UK's new aircraft carriers - will not go to the Farnborough Airshow because of continuing inspections.
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Cameron chooses Tory peer for EU job

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 18:43

David Cameron nominates Lord Hill, the leader of the House of Lords, to be the UK's next European Commissioner.
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Juncker elected to top EU job

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 13:23

MEPs elect Jean-Claude Juncker - a veteran champion of EU integration - as head of the European Commission despite UK opposition.
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Dot Scot: New web domain name starts

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 12:49

A new internet domain for Scotland is launched, allowing people to choose a .scot web or email address for the first time.
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Transformers tops UK box office

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 12:29

Transformers: Age of Extinction leads the UK box office with £11.7m in its week of release, knocking Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie off the top spot.
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Dasaolu gets last GB 100m Euros spot

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 12:16

James Dasaolu is awarded the final 100m place in the British team for the European Championships in Zurich next month.
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Inflation in sharp rise to 1.9%

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 10:47

UK consumer price inflation rose to 1.9% in June from 1.5% in May, driven by price rises in women's clothing and air fares, official figures show.
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Welby welcomes women bishops vote

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 3:39
related places: Canterbury

The Archbishop of Canterbury welcomes the Church of England's historic vote to allow women to become bishops, but accepts some will be "struggling" with it.
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NHS gets safe nurse staffing rules

Tuesday, July 15th 2014, 1:27

Hospitals in England are being given strict guidelines on safe staffing levels for nurses - but they stop short of giving absolute minimums.
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I fear for Kerrigan - Vaughan

Monday, July 14th 2014, 22:31

Lancashire spinner Simon Kerrigan is not ready to return to the England side after his nightmare Ashes debut, says Michael Vaughan.
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Fifa partner surrenders in Brazil

Monday, July 14th 2014, 20:13
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Brazil Brazil

Ray Whelan, the British boss of a World Cup hospitality firm, surrenders to a Brazilian judge amid a probe into alleged illegal ticket sales.
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Ethiopian man takes UK to court

Monday, July 14th 2014, 18:31
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

A legal battle is launched by an Ethiopian citizen who claims the UK has helped to fund a "brutal" resettlement programme in his country.
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Church of England backs women bishops

Monday, July 14th 2014, 18:08

The General Synod of the Church of England votes to allow women to become bishops after years of debate and controversy.
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Church to decide on women bishops

Monday, July 14th 2014, 15:12

The Church of England has a second opportunity to approve the introduction of women bishops in a crucial vote of its ruling General Synod later.
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VIDEO: Church holding women bishops vote

Monday, July 14th 2014, 12:53

Members of the Church of England's ruling body, the General Synod, are preparing for a vote on whether to create female bishops.
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World Cup final draws 20.6m viewers

Monday, July 14th 2014, 11:48
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Germany Germany
related places: More

More than 20 million UK viewers tune in to see Germany beat Argentina in the World Cup final on Sunday.
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Row over sale of Hirst spot painting

Monday, July 14th 2014, 11:21
related places: Hirst, London

Artist Damien Hirst refuses to allow one of his early works, painted directly on to wallpaper in a house in London, to be sold.
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Court hearing GCHQ surveillance case

Monday, July 14th 2014, 10:48

A tribunal is hearing a legal challenge by civil liberty groups against the alleged use of mass surveillance programmes by UK intelligence services.
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China charges GSK-hired investigator

Monday, July 14th 2014, 10:15
related countries: China China

Chinese prosecutors have formally filed charges against a British man and his wife linked to the GlaxoSmithKline bribery claims, state media say.
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New combat jet fails to take to sky

Monday, July 14th 2014, 8:58

The F-35 combat jet due to be used on the UK's new aircraft carriers will not make its UK debut on the first day of the Farnborough Airshow.
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UK drug firm recommends US takeover

Monday, July 14th 2014, 7:11
related countries: United States United States

British drug firm Shire recommends a takeover offer from US rival AbbVie after its most recent £30bn ($51.3bn) offer.
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UK broadband 'not fit for purpose'

Sunday, July 13th 2014, 23:01

The Federation of Small Businesses criticises the government's "unambitious" broadband targets and calls for a rethink.
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Warburton could be left without a team

Sunday, July 13th 2014, 19:13

Wales' regions confirm they have a "legally-binding agreement" preventing WRU-contracted Sam Warburton playing for them.
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Will.i.am scores 10th chart topper

Sunday, July 13th 2014, 18:19

Rapper Will.i.am scores his 10th UK number one single, as It's My Birthday tops the official chart.
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