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Gay snub B&B owners lose appeal

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 12:48

The owners of a Christian guesthouse in Cornwall who were ordered to pay damages for turning away a gay couple lose their UK Supreme Court fight.
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Kenya appeals to UK not to ban khat

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 12:26
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenyan MPs appeal to the UK not to ban the herbal stimulant khat, saying it is of economic and cultural significance to many Africans.
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Consumer spending drives UK economy

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 11:29

Economic growth in the UK was driven by consumer spending in the third quarter of the year, official figures show, and business investment also rose.
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Royal Mail reports jump in profits

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 11:18
related places: London

Royal Mail reports a big jump in half-year profits in its first results since its flotation, as Business Secretary Vince Cable defends the sale before MPs.
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Johnson dismisses talk of Ashes truce

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 11:10
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Adelaide

Australia's Mitchell Johnson says England should expect more sledging during the second Ashes Test in Adelaide.
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Independence blueprint to be debated

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 7:35

A debate on the Scottish government's independence White Paper is to be held at Holyrood, with MSPs given the chance to examine the document in more detail.
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How welcome are Africans in the UK?

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 2:28

Does the UK really want African migrants to leave?
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NHS told to get tough on smoking

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 1:50

The NHS must stop turning a "blind eye" to smoking and ban it in all hospital grounds in England, according to new guidance.
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ICC urges Ashes players to 'calm down'

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 0:37
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Adelaide

Australia and England players are to receive an ICC conduct warning before the second Ashes Test in Adelaide.
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Nine million in 'serious' debt

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 0:05

Nearly nine million people across the UK are living with serious debt problems, according to a new report.
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US warning to citizens going to NI

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 20:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Belfast

US citizens are advised to be extra vigilant when travelling to Northern Ireland, after a car bomb partially exploded near a Belfast shopping centre.
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Scots referendum blueprint unveiled

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 18:28

First Minister Alex Salmond launches the Scottish government's independence blueprint, calling it a "mission statement" for Scotland's future.
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Italy retrial asked to jail Knox

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 16:57
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian prosecutors demand a 30-year jail sentence for Amanda Knox in a retrial over the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher.
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UK protest at Gibraltar bag opening

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 16:25
related countries: Austria Austria, Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain

Britain has protested to the Spanish authorities after police opened a diplomatic bag at the border with Gibraltar, calling it "a serious infringement" of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.
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Hunger Games has record UK opening

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 14:03

The Hunger Games sequel, Catching Fire, takes £12 million at the UK box office in its opening weekend, film company Lionsgate's largest ever UK opening.
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Bank of England may get new powers

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 12:42

Chancellor George Osborne asks the Bank of England to review whether it needs more powers to control banks' balance sheets.
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Healy critical of Ashes umpires

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 9:46
related countries: Australia Australia

Ashes umpires are told to "stiffen up their act" after mounting tensions in the first Test between England and Australia.
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Steep rise in winter deaths

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 9:43

There was a big rise in the number of winter deaths last year, official figures for England and Wales show.
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Child-on-child abuse 'shocking'

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 7:32

"Shocking" sexual violence is being carried out by children against other children as young as 11, according to an official report.
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VIDEO: More demand for cheap food in Europe

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 4:44
related countries: Portugal Portugal

The BBC's European business correspondent, Nigel Cassidy, reports from the UK and Portugal on the surge in demand for cheap and canned food in the new age of austerity.
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Stokes backed to replace Trott

Monday, November 25th 2013, 22:57

Ben Stokes is backed to replace Jonathan Trott for England's second Ashes Test by ex-players Michael Vaughan and Steve Harmison.
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Slave suspects 'ex-Maoist activists'

Monday, November 25th 2013, 21:27
related places: London

A married couple suspected of holding three women as slaves for more than 30 years are former Maoist activists Aravindan Balakrishnan and his wife Chanda, the BBC understands.
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Hague: Iran nuclear move 'essential'

Monday, November 25th 2013, 17:44
related countries: Iran Iran

William Hague says the UK and its allies will leave "no stone unturned" to reach a lasting deal on curbing Iran's nuclear programme..
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Trott leaves England's Ashes tour

Monday, November 25th 2013, 12:06
related countries: Australia Australia

England batsman Jonathan Trott leaves the Ashes tour of Australia because of a long-standing stress-related condition.
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Trott has made 'right decision'

Monday, November 25th 2013, 11:40

Jonathan Trott made the right decision to leave England's Ashes tour, says ex-England batsman Marcus Trescothick.
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Call for police standards overhaul

Monday, November 25th 2013, 10:05

A review of policing in England and Wales is to make a series of series of "radical" recommendations designed to restore trust in the service.
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VIDEO: Typhoon aid ship arrives in Philippines

Monday, November 25th 2013, 9:13
related countries: Philippines Philippines

The British aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious has arrived in the Philippines with relief aid for victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
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AUDIO: Britons break tuk tuk world record

Monday, November 25th 2013, 8:16

Two British school teachers, Nick Gough and Richard Sears, speak about their tuk tuk world record.
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'Clare's Law' expanded after pilot

Monday, November 25th 2013, 4:35
related places: Clare, Law

"Clare's Law", which enables women to check the police record of a new boyfriend, is to be expanded to cover all of England and Wales.
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Amazon workers face ‘illness risk’

Monday, November 25th 2013, 2:17

A BBC investigation finds working conditions at an Amazon warehouse in the UK that an expert in stress says could cause "mental and physical illness".
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Troubled families 'turned around'

Monday, November 25th 2013, 0:58

The lives of 22,000 troubled families in England have been "turned around", according to the government.
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Have UK businesses missed the train in Ethiopia?

Monday, November 25th 2013, 0:01
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Have UK firms lost out in building Ethiopia's new railway?
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Williams has 1,000th UK number one

Sunday, November 24th 2013, 19:14

Pop star Robbie Williams debuts at number one with Swings Both Ways, which becomes the 1,000th album to top the UK charts.
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Oil rig protests continue 'for sure'

Sunday, November 24th 2013, 17:46
related countries: Russia Russia

A British Greenpeace activist who spent two months in jail in Russia says the organisation will "for sure" continue to stage oil rig protests.
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McVie 'would rejoin Fleetwood Mac'

Sunday, November 24th 2013, 16:46

British singer-songwriter Christine McVie says she would be interested in rejoining Fleetwood Mac, after teaming up with the band for a one-off show at the O2.
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VIDEO: On board Typhoon Haiyan aid plane

Sunday, November 24th 2013, 16:39
related countries: Philippines Philippines

International Development Secretary Justine Greening has told the BBC that the UK has been at the "forefront" of the aid response to help the people of the Philippines recover from the damage caused by Typhoon Haiyan.
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PM 'right' on Brussels benefits row

Sunday, November 24th 2013, 13:29
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

David Cameron has "struck exactly the right note on migration", Michael Gove says, as reports suggest the UK is "preparing for a showdown" with the EU over benefits.
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Millions tune in for Doctor Who 50th

Sunday, November 24th 2013, 13:04

A UK audience of 10.2 million people watched the special 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who, overnight viewing figures suggest.
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Possible date set for Scots independence

Sunday, November 24th 2013, 11:57

Scotland could be independent on 24 March, 2016, if voters back leaving the UK in the independence referendum, the Deputy First Minister announces.
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Local policing 'must be saved'

Sunday, November 24th 2013, 10:18

Neighbourhood policing is under threat in England and Wales as police "retreat to a discredited reactive approach", a report is to say.
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England suffer crushing defeat

Sunday, November 24th 2013, 7:58
related countries: Australia Australia

England collapse again as Australia secure a crushing 381-run victory to take a 1-0 lead in the Ashes series.
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'Slavery' women met 'in collective'

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 17:24
related countries: India India, Tanzania Tanzania
related places: London

Two of three women who were allegedly held as slaves in London for at least 30 years met a man who has been arrested via a collective, police say.
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Homes to be demolished due to cracks

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 15:59
related places: London

A block of terraced housing in London is to be pulled down after a member of the public noticed cracks overnight.
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New Zealand 20-18 England

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 15:34
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Wembley

Shaun Johnson's last-minute try and conversion put defending champions New Zealand into the Rugby League World Cup final.
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VIDEO: Rickshaw record bid hiccup in Peru

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 12:48
related countries: Peru Peru

Two British teachers had to drag their motorised rickshaw through Peru, after it broke down during a world record attempt.
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'Slavery' case 'tip of the iceberg'

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 11:50
related places: London

The case of three women allegedly held as slaves for 30 years at a house in south London is just the "tip of a rather large iceberg", an MP says.
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Warner criticises 'poor and weak' Trott

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 10:49
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's David Warner says England have "scared eyes" after they finished day three of the first Test 537 runs behind.
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Delayed hospital discharges examined

Saturday, November 23rd 2013, 0:03

NHS figures have highlighted the growing impact of delays in discharging patients in England once they are fit to leave hospital.
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Inquiry into 'events at Co-op Bank'

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 22:59

An independent inquiry will look into "events at the Co-op Bank" dating back to 2008, as its former chairman is bailed as part of a drugs investigation.
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Wales 17-7 Tonga

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 21:42
related countries: Tonga Tonga
related places: Cardiff

Owen Williams and Ashley Beck score memorable tries as Wales see off hard-working Tonga in an often dour game in Cardiff.
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British Greenpeace activists freed

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 19:25
related countries: Russia Russia

Five British Greenpeace activists are freed after being detained by Russia authorities for two months.
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'Disturbing picture' in slavery case

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 18:22
related places: London

Detectives investigating the case of three women allegedly held as slaves for 30 years in south London uncover a "complicated and disturbing picture of emotional control".
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Former Co-op Bank boss Flowers held

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 15:51

Former Co-op Bank chairman Paul Flowers has been arrested in Merseyside in connection with a "drugs supply investigation", the BBC understands.
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City intern died from epilepsy

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 15:25
related places: London

An intern working for Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London died from epilepsy, which could have been triggered by "working so hard", an inquest hears.
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Carrick extends Man Utd contract

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 11:13

Manchester United and England midfielder Michael Carrick extends his contract at Old Trafford until June 2015.
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'Slaves' held in horrific conditions

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 11:07
related places: London

Three women rescued from a London house after allegedly being held as slaves for 30 years were kept in "horrific conditions", a charity says, as two suspects are bailed.
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England collapse in dramatic fashion

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 7:43

England collapse from 82-2 to 136 all out and face a massive task to avoid defeat in the first Ashes Test at the Gabba.
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Prada store robbed in smash and grab

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 7:29
related places: London

Four men on mopeds rob a Prada store in central London, stealing a number of handbags.
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MPs question UK relations in Gulf

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 3:47
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The government can no longer ignore claims of hypocrisy over its relations with Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, a report by a group of MPs say.
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Women 'held as slaves for 30 years'

Friday, November 22nd 2013, 1:04
related places: London

Three women are "rescued" from a house in south London as police investigate claims they were held as slaves for 30 years, with one thought to have been in captivity her whole life.
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Heineken Cup backed by five unions

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 22:44
related countries: France France, Ireland Ireland, Italy Italy

The Scottish, Welsh, Irish, French and Italian unions insist the Heineken Cup will go ahead next season despite breakaway plans.
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VIDEO: UK nurse in Dallas hospital when JFK shot

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 19:40
related places: Dallas

The BBC spoke to people about their memories of the day when President John F Kennedy was assassinated
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NI soldiers 'must be prosecuted'

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 18:05

Anyone actively involved in shooting unarmed civilians during the Troubles must be prosecuted, Northern Ireland's former deputy first minister says.
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Nigeria president taken ill in UK

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 17:12
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: London

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan is taken ill and receives medical treatment during a visit to London, but an aide says his condition is not serious.
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Serco UK and Europe boss steps down

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 15:37

The head of Serco's UK and Europe business steps down as the security firm attempts to "refresh" its relationship with the government following overcharging allegations.
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Job losses under 24-hour Tube plan

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 15:25

London Underground will run a 24-hour service at weekends, but all ticket offices will shut by 2015 as unions threaten strikes.
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Pythons reunite for London show

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 14:53
related places: London

The surviving members of comedy group Monty Python are to reunite for a live one-off show, featuring their "greatest hits".
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Public finances improve in October

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 11:03

The UK's public finances improved in October, as a recovering economy and housing market boosted tax revenues, according to official figures.
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Army unit 'killed unarmed civilians'

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 10:50

An undercover British army unit operating in Belfast during the Troubles killed unarmed civilians, former members have told BBC One's Panorama.
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Broad unmoved by Aussie fans' boos

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 10:24
related countries: Aruba Aruba

England paceman Stuart Broad is able to laugh off the boos from Australian fans as he takes 5-65 on the first day of the Ashes.
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Inspired Broad puts England in charge

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 7:47
related countries: Australia Australia

Stuart Broad takes five wickets to give England the upper hand as Australia struggle to 273-8 on day one of the Ashes.
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Many smugglers 'going unpunished'

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 3:32

Thousands of smugglers are going unpunished because of a breakdown in communication between UK Border Force and HMRC officials, a report says.
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UK 'let NSA store email addresses'

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 0:56
related countries: United States United States

The UK allowed the US's National Security Agency to keep mobile phone numbers and email addresses of ordinary Britons from 2007, reports say.
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UK fighter 'doing his duty' in Syria

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 0:45
related countries: Syria Syria

A British man tells the BBC he is fighting in Syria for a group linked to al-Qaeda because it is his duty and Muslims are "being slaughtered".
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Edwards remark 'insult' say Tonga

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 16:25
related countries: Tonga Tonga

Tonga's Nili Latu accuses Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards of insulting his team for saying they need referee protection.
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Eurostar bars obese Frenchman

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 15:45
related countries: United States United States
related places: London, Frenchman

A clinically obese Frenchman refused a flight from the US is also barred from a Eurostar train in London and will now be taken back home by ferry.
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UK 'reviewing' Gibraltar options

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 15:19
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain

Britain is reviewing its navy options in Gibraltar following an illegal incursion into its territorial waters, a Foreign Office minister says.
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Nobel Prize winner Sanger dies at 95

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 13:37

Frederick Sanger, the British biochemist who twice won the Nobel Prize, has died at the age of 95.
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No plans for Troubles amnesty - PM

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 13:32

The prime minister says the government has no plans for an amnesty for those who involved in violence during Northern Ireland's Troubles.
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Murray back on court after surgery

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 12:31

British Wimbledon champion Andy Murray practises on court for the first time since undergoing back surgery in September.
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UK's typhoon appeal raises £50m

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 12:20
related countries: Philippines Philippines

An appeal by UK charities to help victims of the Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines typhoon raises £50m in eight days.
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'Best ever' Pietersen set for Ashes defence

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 12:01

England are set to defend the Ashes against Australia in Brisbane, as Kevin Pietersen is hailed as England's best ever player.
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Bank says UK in sustained recovery

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 11:25

The UK economy is in a sustained recovery and does not face major inflation risks, according to the Bank of England's latest minutes.
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Hull to be UK City of Culture 2017

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 11:01
related places: Leicester

Hull is named the UK's next City of Culture, beating Leicester, Dundee and Swansea Bay to the right to hold the title in 2017.
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No need for England panic - Hodgson

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 9:56
related places: Wembley

England manager Roy Hodgson is refusing to panic despite his side ending 2013 with back-to-back Wembley defeats.
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England 0-1 Germany

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 22:13
related countries: Germany Germany

England suffer their second friendly defeat at Wembley in five days as Per Mertesacker gives Germany victory.
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Banned Kuridrani out of Scots Test

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 21:28
related countries: Australia Australia

Tevita Kuridrani will miss Australia's autumn Tests against Scotland and Wales after being banned until mid-February.
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UK summons Spanish ambassador

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 20:48
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain

UK Foreign Office officials meet the Spanish ambassador to raise "serious concerns" about a Spanish ship off Gibraltar.
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Be open on staffing levels, NHS told

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 13:26

Hospitals in England will be made to publish monthly details of whether they have enough nurses working on their wards, from next April.
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Amos in Wales team to face Tonga

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 12:59
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Tonga Tonga

Teenage winger Hallam Amos will make his Wales debut against Tonga in a team showing 11 changes to the side that beat Argentina.
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G4S offers to pay £24m over tagging

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 12:54

Security firm G4S offers to pay back £24m to the UK government after admitting it overcharged for the electronic tagging of offenders.
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Last UK Guantanamo inmate speaks out

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 10:25

Shaker Aamer, the last British resident being held in Guantanamo Bay, is broadcast speaking from his prison cell for the first time.
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Independence to 'transform' economy

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 8:20

Scottish ministers launch a paper on the economic opportunities of independence, with a cut in corporation tax expected to be among options.
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England are better than 2010 - Gerrard

Monday, November 18th 2013, 23:01
related countries: Germany Germany

Steven Gerrard says England are ready to show Germany on Tuesday how much they have improved since they last met in 2010.
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James in talks over Beckham MLS side

Monday, November 18th 2013, 22:19

NBA superstar LeBron James says he is in talks with David Beckham about investing in the former England captain's MLS team.
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VIDEO: UK medics saving lives in Philippines

Monday, November 18th 2013, 19:23
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Medics from around the world, including Britain, are treating survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in make-shift operating theatres.
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Strachan demands more hard work

Monday, November 18th 2013, 17:49
related countries: Norway Norway

Manager Gordon Strachan stresses the importance of collective hard graft ahead of Scotland's friendly in Norway.
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MacShane admits guilt on MP expenses

Monday, November 18th 2013, 16:59
related places: London

Ex-Labour minister and MP Denis MacShane pleads guilty to false accounting over claims for £12,900 of parliamentary expenses.
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Uganda gay sex case Briton in court

Monday, November 18th 2013, 16:54
related countries: Uganda Uganda

A retired British man appears in court in Uganda accused of possessing a gay sex video.
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UK woman killed in Russia jet crash

Monday, November 18th 2013, 13:12
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Kazan'

A British woman who was among 50 people killed when a Boeing jet crashed near the Russian city of Kazan on Sunday is named as 53-year-old Donna Bull.
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