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Twitter boss apology to abused women

Saturday, August 3rd 2013, 16:05

The boss of Twitter UK apologises to women abused on the site, as the company updates its rules to help clamp down on threats and harassment.
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Boys in court accused of raping girl

Saturday, August 3rd 2013, 15:02
related places: London

Two teenagers appear in court charged with the rape of a 12-year-old girl in east London.
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Austerity 'could be good for arts'

Saturday, August 3rd 2013, 13:38

Playwright Mark Ravenhill says funding cuts could be "a good thing" for the arts because artists would be less "safe and well behaved".
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In pictures: Africa Fashion Week London 2013

Saturday, August 3rd 2013, 0:02
related places: London

Africa's fashionistas hit the catwalk in London
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VIDEO: African fashion takes to the catwalk

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 22:06
related places: London

Africa Fashion Week has opened in London. The aim is to show the world what the African fashion industry has to offer.
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Nepalese band headline Wembley Arena

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 21:19
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Folk-rock musicians Nepathya from Nepal are set to play Wembley Arena, one of the UK's largest concert venues, to a multinational audience.
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Germany ends spy pact with US and UK

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 20:54
related countries: United States United States

Germany cancels a Cold War-era surveillance pact with the US and UK in the wake of the revelations by US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden.
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British embassy in Yemen to close

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 20:53
related countries: Yemen Yemen

The British embassy in Yemen is to be closed on Sunday and Monday as "a precautionary measure", the Foreign Office confirms.
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UK seeks Gibraltar border assurances

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 18:01
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain

Spain's ambassador is summoned to the Foreign Office to give assurances there will be no long delays at the border with Gibraltar this weekend.
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South Korea's Choi leads at Open

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 17:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: St. Andrews

Former US Open champion Na Yeon Choi shoots 67 to take the lead after two rounds of the Women's British Open at St Andrews.
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Australia tighten grip on third Test

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 17:44
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia continue to dictate the course of the third Ashes Test, reducing England to 52-2 in reply to 527-7 declared.
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London woman murdered in Bangladesh

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 16:05
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: London

A mother from London has been murdered in north-east Bangladesh, police in the country confirm.
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New bike race 'does not fulfil legacy'

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 14:31
related places: London

Some of the world's best cyclists head to London this weekend, but European champion Helen Wyman criticises the event.
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No bonus for new RBS boss until 2015

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 11:14

Royal Bank of Scotland's new chief executive, Ross McEwan, will take no bonus for his work in the role this year or in 2014.
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VIDEO: Can Rouhani bring reform to Iran?

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 5:37
related countries: Iran Iran

The UK government has declined an invitation to Iranian President Rouhani's inauguration, despite indications he wants to reach out to the West.
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How German autos beat British motors

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 23:09
related countries: Germany Germany

How German autos beat British motors
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Financial struggles 'have worsened'

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 23:01
related places: More

More than half of UK adults are struggling to keep up with bills and debt repayments, a major survey of people's finances suggests.
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Teenager held over rape of girl, 12

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 13:55
related places: London

Police investigating the rape of 12-year-old girl in east London arrest a 17-year-old boy.
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Drink-drive deaths show 26% rise

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 9:20

The number of deaths in drink-drive accidents on Britain's roads soared by 26% in 2012, provisional Department of Transport figures show.
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Councils 'make huge parking profits'

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 7:58

Eight London councils are in the top 10 of those generating huge surpluses from car parking charges, according to the RAC Foundation.
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Carers 'owed thousands by council'

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 1:28

A review of foster carer and special guardian payments in England is urged after it emerges more than 300 Merseyside carers were underpaid for years.
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British Gas plans free power offer

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 21:16

British Gas says it is planning to offer free electricity on Saturdays to some of its customers to encourage more power use at weekends.
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Third dead Brecon SAS soldier named

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 13:49

A third soldier who died from injuries sustained during SAS selection training in mid Wales amid high temperatures is named as Cpl James Dunsby.
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Clarke says Ashes win still possible

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 13:33
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia captain Michael Clarke insists the tourists can still win the Ashes despite heading into the third Test 2-0 down to England.
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Pietersen Test chances 'pretty good'

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 12:47
related countries: Australia Australia

Kevin Pietersen's chances of being fit to face Australia in the third Ashes Test are "pretty good", says England captain Alastair Cook.
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Domestic abusers facing gun ban

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 11:55

People with a history of domestic violence should be prevented from having guns, new Home Office guidelines for England, Wales and Scotland say.
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Bank of England aided Nazi gold sale

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 9:56

The Bank of England helped in the sale of gold stolen by Nazis after the 1939 invasion of Czechoslovakia, new documents show,
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VIDEO: Afrobeats: London's latest craze

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 8:04

Young African artists in the diaspora are mixing the best sounds from the continent with anything from hip-hop, to reggae and even house, in a style they call Afro-beats. Lebo Diseko reports.
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Profits rise at British Gas owner

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 7:30

British Gas owner Centrica reports a rise in half-year profits, boosted by increased gas consumption over the unusually cold winter.
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Housing benefit challenge fails

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 21:13

A group of disabled people lose a High Court challenge to social housing benefit cuts for residents with spare bedrooms in England, Wales and Scotland.
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Gay activists shun Russian vodka

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 16:02
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Gay, London

Gay protest against Russian crackdown spreads to London
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Woman killed in triple stabbing

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 15:22
related places: London

A 40-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of murder after two women and a teenager are stabbed in south London, one fatally.
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Barclays shares hurt by cash call

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 12:08

Barclays shares have fallen 7% after it said it would issue £5.8bn in new shares as part of a move to plug a shortfall created by new Bank of England rules.
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UK 'losing fight' against e-crime

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 10:48

The UK must do more to stop online fraud and deter state-sponsored cyber-espionage or risk losing the fight against e-crime, MPs warn.
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England face Australia at World Cup

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 6:29
related countries: Australia Australia

Ashes rivals England and Australia will meet on the opening day of the 2015 World Cup after being drawn in the same group.
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Death penalty in Kenya tourist case

Monday, July 29th 2013, 21:29
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A Kenyan court imposes the death penalty on a former hotel worker found guilty of being part of a gang which murdered a British tourist in 2011 and held his wife hostage.
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Abuse claims at ex-boarding school

Monday, July 29th 2013, 16:00

A BBC investigation uncovers evidence of serious physical and sexual abuse at one of Scotland's most prestigious Catholic boarding schools.
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NHS Direct wants to end 111 contract

Monday, July 29th 2013, 11:37

A major provider of the NHS non-emergency telephone service in England is seeking to pull out of its contracts due to financial problems.
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Taylor celebrates call-up with ton

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 16:28
related countries: Australia Australia

James Taylor celebrates his England Test call-up with a century as Sussex's tour match with Australia ends in a draw.
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Co-founder of Russia's Yandex dies

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 15:18
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: London

The man who set-up Russia's biggest search engine, Yandex, with his school friend dies in a London hospital aged 48.
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UK migration figures 'a best guess'

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 14:38

Official UK migration figures are little better than "a best guess" and are not fit for purpose, an influential committee of MPs argues.
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Taylor, Panesar and Tremlett recalled

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 12:42

Kevin Pietersen is in England's squad for the third Ashes Test alongside James Taylor, Monty Panesar and Chris Tremlett.
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UK soldiers assist Afghan operation

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 12:38
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

British soldiers return to an area of Afghanistan they defended until 2010 to assist Afghan troops fighting Taliban insurgents.
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'Record fall' in car insurance costs

Saturday, July 27th 2013, 10:34

The cost of UK car insurance has come down at a record rate since last July, a study says, but premiums remain far higher than in 2007.
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Bolt happy with win on London return

Saturday, July 27th 2013, 7:52
related places: London

Usain Bolt is pleased with his fastest 100m of the year at the Anniversary Games in London's Olympic Stadium.
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Weather warning ahead of storms

Friday, July 26th 2013, 22:48

Heavy rain and thunderstorms are forecast for parts of England and Wales over the weekend, with the Met Office issuing a weather warning.
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Erdogan threatens to sue UK's Times

Friday, July 26th 2013, 22:17
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's prime minister threatens legal action against the UK's Times newspaper for publishing an open letter criticising his handling of recent protests.
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Bolt powers to victory in London

Friday, July 26th 2013, 20:57
related places: London

Usain Bolt produces his season's best to win the 100m on his return to the Olympic Stadium for the Anniversary Games.
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'Dangerous' hospital inquiry call

Friday, July 26th 2013, 18:35

An MP calls for an inquiry into Wales' biggest hospital, comparing surgeons' concerns about heart patient deaths to the Stafford Hospital scandal.
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Friday, July 26th 2013, 14:46
related places: Canterbury

The Archbishop of Canterbury tells the BBC he is "embarrassed" and "irritated" that the Church of England invested indirectly in online lender Wonga.
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Banksy wall mural removed for sale

Friday, July 26th 2013, 10:17
related places: London, Tottenham

A piece of street art by Banksy showing two children playing with a "no ball games" sign is removed from a wall in Tottenham, north London.
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Public says £9bn Olympics worth it

Friday, July 26th 2013, 4:00
related places: More

More than two-thirds of the UK public believe the £8.77bn cost of the London 2012 Olympics was worth the money, according to a BBC survey.
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Chinese firm controls UK porn filter

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 23:01
related countries: China China
related places: Huawei

A pornography filtering system praised by the Prime Minister is controlled by the controversial Chinese firm Huawei.
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UK 'on the mend' after 0.6% growth

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 17:24

The UK economy is "on the mend but there is still a long way to go," says the chancellor, after figures show it grew by 0.6% in the three months to June.
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Bid to block minimum alcohol pricing

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 13:16

Five European wine-producing nations are trying to block Scotland's plans for minimum alcohol pricing, BBC News learns.
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BBC Proms musicians hit by heatwave

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 11:28

Musicians performing at the BBC Proms struggle with soaring temperatures inside the Royal Albert Hall during the ongoing UK heatwave.
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Cockerel unveiled on Fourth Plinth

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 11:13
related places: London

The new artwork for the Fourth Plinth in London's Trafalgar Square, a bright blue cockerel symbolising regeneration, is unveiled by Mayor Boris Johnson.
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Church plans to force out Wonga

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 8:12
related places: Canterbury

The Archbishop of Canterbury warns online lender Wonga that the Church of England plans to force it out of business - by competing against it.
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Small theatres 'fear for future'

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 8:10
related places: London

Almost half of London's small theatres feel "insecure" about their financial future and a third fear their venues could be sold, a study finds.
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Coroner's court overhaul begins

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 8:02

A new code of standards for coroners in England and Wales has come into effect and will see most inquests completed within six months.
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Forensic changes 'threat to justice'

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 23:12

Criminal justice could be jeopardised unless the UK government comes up with a coherent strategy for forensic science, MPs warn.
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Warner scores 193 for Australia A

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 18:16
related countries: Australia Australia

David Warner scores 193 for Australia A to push his claims to be recalled for the third Ashes Test against England.
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Jane Austen to be face of £10 note

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 17:05

Author Jane Austen is to feature on the next £10 note, the Bank of England says, avoiding a long-term absence of women represented on banknotes.
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James Alexander Gordon to retire

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 13:01

One of the most recognisable voices in British broadcasting is to retire from reading the classified football results.
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UK rejects meningitis B vaccine

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 9:29

The only vaccine to protect against a deadly form of meningitis should not be introduced in the UK, according to the body that advises governments on vaccines.
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A&E crisis plans 'not good enough'

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 8:06

Plans to relieve the pressure on A&E units in England are not good enough, say MPs, warning of a potential NHS crisis next winter.
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Banks to publish local lending data

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 4:23

The UK's biggest banks will have to reveal from next year how much they lend in thousands of local areas, the Treasury announces.
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Trees still affected by 1976 drought

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 23:59

The drought caused by the sizzling summer of 1976 caused permanent changes to British forests, say researchers.
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Crosby denies PM tobacco discussions

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 23:15

David Cameron's election strategist denies having any "conversation" with the prime minister over plain packaging on tobacco sold in England and Wales.
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UK men in US jail for boiler room scam

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 20:39
related countries: United States United States

Three British men have been sentenced to a total of 43 years in prison in the United States for their part in one of the UK's biggest investment frauds.
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Peacock completes 100m title double

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 18:53
related countries: United States United States

British sprinter Jonnie Peacock beats American Richard Browne to add a world title to the Paralympic gold he won last summer.
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Prince Charles visits new grandson

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 17:20
related places: Cambridge, London

Prince Charles visits the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their new baby son, who are expected to leave St Mary's Hospital in west London this evening.
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Samsung reveals new smartphone chip

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 17:16

Samsung unveils a new top-end smart device chip, adopting graphics technology from ARM instead of its UK rival Imagination.
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Man charged with Blakelock murder

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 16:10
related places: London

A 44-year-old man is charged with the murder of PC Keith Blakelock at Broadwater Farm, London, in 1985.
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Hoy feels Glasgow Games 'momentum'

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 13:06

Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy says Glasgow 2014 will benefit from a feeling of momentum following the London Olympics.
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PM: EU vote won't cause uncertainty

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 12:31

David Cameron insists a referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union will not create "uncertainty" for businesses.
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Pattinson ruled out of Ashes series

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 9:33
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian fast bowler James Pattinson will miss the rest of the Ashes against England with a stress fracture of the lower back.
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Export activity 'highest since 2007'

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 9:15

UK export activity is at the highest level since late 2007, according to a report from the British Chambers of Commerce.
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Briton 'stabbed to death' in Crete

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 9:00
related countries: Greece Greece

A British man is killed in a reported stabbing on the Greek island of Crete.
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Storms follow hottest day for years

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 8:14

Storms hit England and Wales with warnings of possible flooding following the UK's hottest day since July 2006.
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Duchess gives birth to baby boy

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 22:16
related places: Cambridge, London

The Duke of Cambridge says he and his wife "could not be happier" after the duchess gave birth to a baby boy, weighing 8lb 6oz, at 16:24 BST at St Mary's Hospital, west London.
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GSK: China law has been broken

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 21:19
related countries: China China

UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline says that senior executives in its China office appear to have broken the law amid a bribery scandal.
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Duchess in labour as world waits

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 19:19
related places: Cambridge, London

The Duchess of Cambridge is in labour at a London hospital with her husband by her side, as the Royal Family awaits the birth of the third in line to the throne.
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UK sees hottest day for seven years

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 16:52

The UK records its hottest day since July 2006 as the heatwave continues, but thunderstorms are expected later, BBC forecasters say.
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First audit of EU powers published

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 15:40

The government publishes the first details of a review of EU powers, which Tory MPs hope will be the basis of a future re-negotiation of the UK's membership.
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Syrian rebels 'seize' strategic town

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 14:36
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

A strategic town close to the northern city of Aleppo has fallen to Syrian rebels, according to a UK-based activist group.
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Cameron unveils online porn curbs

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 14:16

Most households in the UK will have pornography blocked by their internet provider unless they choose to receive it, David Cameron announces.
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High frequency trader fined $3m

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 14:11
related countries: United States United States

Financial regulators in the UK and US fine a high frequency trader and his firm more than $3m (£1.95m) for manipulating oil and gas markets.
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Froome can be 'multiple champion'

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 12:47
related countries: France France

Sir Dave Brailsford believes Britain's 2013 Tour de France winner Chris Froome can be a "multiple champion".
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Kidnapped Briton freed in Nigeria

Monday, July 22nd 2013, 9:49
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Lagos

A British national kidnapped in the Nigerian city of Lagos on Friday has been released, the British High Commission says.
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More UK digital firms than thought

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 23:01

There are 40% more digital firms in the UK than the government estimates according to a report from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research.
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Too early for whitewash talk - Cook

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 19:31

Captain Alastair Cook plays down talk of England's first Ashes whitewash after they open up a 2-0 lead in the series.
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England crush Australia at Lord's

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 18:00
related countries: Australia Australia

England stroll to a 347-run win over Australia at Lord's to take a 2-0 series lead and tighten their grip on the Ashes.
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Fishing trip Britons die in crash

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 15:36
related countries: Russia Russia

Two British men in their 60s are killed in a helicopter crash while on a salmon-fishing trip in northern Russia.
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Abu Qatada refused bail in Jordan

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 13:07
related countries: Jordan Jordan

A Jordanian military court refuses bail to radical Islamist cleric Abu Qatada, who faces terrorism charges after his deportation from the UK.
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Coe wants four-year ban for cheats

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 10:22

Double Olympic gold medallist and London 2012 chief Sebastian Coe wants drugs bans increased to four years from two.
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Storms expected after heatwave peak

Sunday, July 21st 2013, 8:30

The heatwave sweeping the UK will hit its highest temperatures at the start of next week, before giving way to thunderstorms and potential flooding, forecasters say.
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Root savours Ashes century at Lord's

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 19:26
related countries: Australia Australia

Joe Root savours the "special" feeling of scoring an Ashes hundred which he hopes will inspire an England win over Australia.
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Westwood takes two-shot Open lead

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 18:52

England's Lee Westwood carries a two-shot lead going into the final round of the Open at Muirfield.
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Comedian Mel Smith dies aged 60

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 18:26

Writer and comic actor Mel Smith, known for his work on Alas Smith and Jones and Not the Nine O'Clock News, dies aged 60, his agent confirms.
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