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Plans to curtail early jail release

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 23:38

People jailed for a range of serious offences in England and Wales will lose their automatic right to early release, under government proposals.
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Coleman's Wales future undecided

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 21:41

Manager Chris Coleman says his Wales future is undecided and that he may not sign a new contract with the FAW.
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GCHQ attack claim 'must be examined'

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 20:26
related countries: Belgium Belgium

The European Parliament is right to investigate claims that Britain's spy agency GCHQ launched a cyber attack on a Belgian telecommunications company, a Labour MEP says.
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Hart is my number one, says Hodgson

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 13:42
related countries: Poland Poland, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

England boss Roy Hodgson gives his full backing to Joe Hart, insisting the goalkeeper has "never let me down".
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Diana reviews 'devastated' director

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 9:41

The director of Diana says he has "no regrets", despite the film's "devastating" reviews in the UK.
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Litvinenko widow bids for inquiry

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 7:07

The widow of poisoned ex-KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko is seeking permission to challenge the legality of the UK government's decision not to hold a public inquiry into his death.
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Dylan poem read by Prince Charles

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 7:04

The Prince of Wales records one of his favourite Dylan Thomas poems for a special broadcast to mark National Poetry Day.
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GP services 'face cuts catastrophe'

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 6:58

The GP system in England is facing a "catastrophe" because of cuts in funding that represent a £400m drop in real terms, doctors' leaders warn.
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Welfare reforms 'will cost NI £750m'

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 23:00

Reforms to the welfare system are expected to have a greater financial impact in Northern Ireland than in any other part of the UK, a report says.
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VIDEO: Banksy art painted over in New York

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 21:07
related places: New York

A second work by Banksy emerges in New York after a first work by the British artist, who announced a month-long residency there, was painted over.
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Man found guilty of Turkey murders

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 16:00
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A man is found guilty of murdering two women from Northern Ireland who were stabbed to death while on holiday in Turkey, but his father is cleared.
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The land of hope is Tory - Cameron

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 14:14

David Cameron says the Tories are the party of "the many, not the few" in a conference speech also trailing possible benefit cuts for young people.
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Russia charges Greenpeace 'pirates'

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 14:07
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Russia Russia

Russia charges 14 Greenpeace activists, including a British videographer, with piracy over a protest on an Arctic oil rig.
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Prisoners captures UK box office

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 12:57
related countries: United States United States

Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal's new film Prisoners repeats its US success by topping the UK box office in its opening weekend.
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Sharp drop in profits at Tesco

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 9:29

The UK's biggest supermarket chain, Tesco, says profits for the first half of its financial year fell by nearly a quarter.
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Peru pair 'may face six-month probe'

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 6:20
related countries: Peru Peru

Two UK women caught trying to smuggle cocaine out of Peru could face a six-month investigation if their guilty pleas are not accepted, prosecutors say.
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Miliband anger at Daily Mail 'lie'

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 22:57

The Labour leader accuses the Daily Mail of lying about his father, after the newspaper headlined an article about him as "the man who hated Britain".
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Somali remittances reprieve welcomed

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 16:17
related countries: Somalia Somalia

UK banking giant Barclays' decision to delay closing the account of leading Somali money-transfer operator Dahabshiil is welcomed by the charity, Oxfam.
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PM promises more flexible GP hours

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 14:25

David Cameron says he wants more patients in England to have the chance to visit a GP outside work hours, with a £50m pilot to run in nine areas.
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RBS boss' 'trepidation' in new role

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 11:51

Royal Bank of Scotland's new chief executive, Ross McEwan has admitted "a high level of trepidation" as he steps into the helm.
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Teachers in strike action over pay

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 11:19

Thousands of schools are closed as members of the two biggest teaching unions take strike action in a row over pay, pensions and workloads.
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UK manufacturing continues to grow

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 9:33

UK manufacturing grew for the sixth consecutive month in September, a survey suggests, and recorded its strongest quarterly performance for two and a half years.
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Historic Japanese erotica comes to London

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 6:59
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: London

Japanese 'Shunga' on display at British Museum
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Changes to pilot hours rejected

Monday, September 30th 2013, 17:39

Plans to standardise pilots' working hours regulations are rejected in a surprise European Parliament vote after unions expressed safety fears.
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British riders have 'no excuses'

Monday, September 30th 2013, 12:00

Manager Rod Ellingworth criticises the attitude of his riders after no British men finish the road race at the World Championships.
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Kercher murder retrial open in Italy

Monday, September 30th 2013, 11:47
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States

The retrial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito over the 2007 murder of Briton Meredith Kercher opens in Italy, with the suspects not expected to attend.
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Reporter charged in computer probe

Monday, September 30th 2013, 11:31
related places: London

A former Sun newspaper reporter is the first person to be charged under Operation Tuleta - a police investigation into alleged computer hacking and other privacy breaches.
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In pictures: Mandela-inspired art

Monday, September 30th 2013, 1:01
related places: London

London sees new art show inspired by Nelson Mandela
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Two Britons held over Russia protest

Sunday, September 29th 2013, 19:10
related countries: Russia Russia

Two British activists have been handed a two-month prison sentence for a protest at an Arctic oil drilling platform, Greenpeace says.
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Kings of Leon ride high in chart

Sunday, September 29th 2013, 18:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: Leon

US rockers Kings Of Leon top the UK chart with their sixth album, Mechanical Bull.
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Mortgage help scheme brought forward

Sunday, September 29th 2013, 17:13

A scheme allowing people to take out 95% mortgages will start next week - three months earlier than planned, but the PM rejects fears of a housing bubble.
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Costa wins Worlds as Froome pulls out

Sunday, September 29th 2013, 17:07

Portugal's Rui Costa wins the men's road race at the World Championships in Tuscany after Britain's Chris Froome withdraws.
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Boat fire tourists jump into Thames

Sunday, September 29th 2013, 14:46
related places: London

Thirty people are rescued after an amphibious tourist vehicle catches fire on the Thames in London, with many leaping into the river.
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UK to create cyber defence force

Sunday, September 29th 2013, 14:43

The UK is to recruit hundreds of reservists to join a newly created cyber unit to help defend national security, the defence secretary announces.
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End war on drugs, says police chief

Sunday, September 29th 2013, 10:21

Class A drugs should be decriminalised and drug addicts "treated and cared for not criminalised", according to a senior UK police officer.
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British adventurer's re-education in China

Saturday, September 28th 2013, 0:56
related countries: China China

A British adventurer's re-education in China camp
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Cameron says no to Salmond TV debate

Friday, September 27th 2013, 16:03

Prime Minister David Cameron says he will not face Alex Salmond in a live television debate on Scottish independence.
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First Nato summit in UK since 1990

Friday, September 27th 2013, 12:27

The UK is to host the annual summit of Nato members next year for the first time since 1990, No 10 announces.
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Blanchett tipped for Oscar glory

Friday, September 27th 2013, 11:21

Blanchett's leading performance in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine earns rave reviews from UK critics, marking her out as the one to beat at the 2014 Academy Awards.
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McVie rejoins Fleetwood Mac on stage

Friday, September 27th 2013, 11:10
related places: London

Former Fleetwood Mac singer Christine McVie joins the band on stage to perform Don't Stop at London's O2 arena.
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Two plead not guilty to Rigby murder

Friday, September 27th 2013, 10:08
related places: London

Two men accused of murdering soldier Lee Rigby in London in May plead not guilty.
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Ban threat for car parking cameras

Friday, September 27th 2013, 8:19

Fixed cameras and what critics call spy cars used to catch people parking illegally could be banned in England by the government.
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Bank given wider Help to Buy role

Friday, September 27th 2013, 6:06

Chancellor George Osborne asks the Bank of England to take a bigger role in ensuring his Help to Buy housing scheme does not fuel a property boom.
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Star Wars voted top movie theme

Friday, September 27th 2013, 2:03

John Williams' Star Wars theme has been voted as the UK's favourite film soundtrack by BBC Radio 3 listeners.
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MPs seek Scots defence plans detail

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 23:05
related places: More

More information should be provided to voters on how an independent Scotland could defend itself, ahead of next year's referendum, MPs say.
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Funeral service held for April Jones

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 18:52

The funeral service for April Jones has taken place in her hometown of Machynlleth, mid Wales.
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UK opposes extra EU budget funds

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 17:47

The UK government objects to a 3.9bn-euro (£3.3bn) top-up for the EU budget - just as it opposed an earlier 7.3bn-euro top-up.
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'No action' over Lord Rennard claims

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 17:31

There is "insufficient evidence" to prosecute former Liberal Democrat chief executive Lord Rennard over allegations of sexual touching, Scotland Yard says.
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Peru drugs women pleas 'not enough'

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 14:56
related countries: Peru Peru

Prosecutors in Peru are objecting to the guilty pleas by two women from the UK caught trying to smuggle cocaine, saying they must give more details.
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Viking ship to arrive in 'flat pack'

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 12:49
related countries: Denmark Denmark

The longest Viking ship ever found will arrive at the British Museum in a 'flat pack' from Denmark early next year, curators reveal.
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EU farm subsidy reform criticised

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 12:38

UK Conservatives and Green MEPs criticise a major reform of EU farm payments, saying the system needs to be fairer and greener.
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S.H.I.E.L.D. makes strong US debut

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 12:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: Marvel, New, Friday

New action series Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. draws US TV's biggest drama debut in four years with 12.2 million viewers, ahead of its UK launch on Channel 4 on Friday.
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Taxpayers 'ripped off' on broadband

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 11:12

Taxpayers are being "ripped off" over the cost of a government scheme to extend high-speed broadband to rural areas, a group of MPs warns.
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Blame coaching not foreigners - Vieira

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 10:05

Patrick Vieira believes England's failures are down to coaching standards and not foreign talent in the Premier League.
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Veterans up for UK theatre awards

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 9:56

Sir Alan Ayckbourn, Jonathan Miller, Edward Petherbridge and Sian Phillips are among the stage veterans in contention for this year's UK Theatre Awards.
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Foreign experts join Kenya clue hunt

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 8:56
related countries: Germany Germany, Kenya Kenya, United States United States
related places: Nairobi

Foreign forensic experts join Kenya's investigation into a deadly siege by Islamist militants in Nairobi, as new dramatic footage emerges.
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Ainslie wants British America's team

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 8:09
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Sir Ben Ainslie wants to win the America's Cup with a British team after helping Oracle Team USA beat Team New Zealand.
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UK pledges £100m in aid for Syria

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 18:24
related countries: Syria Syria

The UK is to give another £100m to Syria to help tackle the war-torn country's humanitarian crisis, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says.
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Libor fine for UK broker ICAP

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 18:02
related countries: United States United States

UK broker ICAP is fined $87m (£54m) by UK and US regulators over the Libor interest rate fixing scandal and three traders are charged.
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279-year-old newspaper goes digital

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 17:44
related places: London

Lloyd's List, the shipping industry newspaper that started out pinned to a London coffee shop wall in 1734, will be online only by the end of the year.
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London to host track championships

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 17:29
related places: London

London's Olympic velodrome wins bid to stage cycling's 2016 Track World Championships.
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Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 16:51

The UK Treasury launches a legal challenge against European Union plans to cap the level of banking bonuses.
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Firefighters strike in pensions row

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 16:50

More than 30,000 firefighters in England and Wales have staged a four-hour strike in a dispute over pensions.
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EU team investigate Gibraltar row

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 16:02
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain

A team of European Union inspectors are visiting Gibraltar to investigate a border row that has caused recent diplomatic tensions between the UK and Spain.
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UK women admit Peru drug smuggling

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 10:39
related countries: Peru Peru

Two women from the UK plead guilty to trying to smuggle 11kg (24lb) of cocaine out of Peru and are expected to be jailed for more than six years.
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Hick lands Australia coaching role

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 7:02
related countries: Australia Australia

Cricket Australia appoints ex-England batsman Graeme Hick as high performance coach at its centre of excellence.
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UK drug accused in Indonesian court

Wednesday, September 25th 2013, 6:58
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Andrea Waldeck, 43, has appeared in an Indonesian court accused of trafficking 1.4kg (3lb) of crystal methamphetamine.
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UK woman 'among Kenya attackers'

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 17:39
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A British woman and "two or three" Americans are thought to be among the militants who attacked a Kenyan shopping centre, the country's foreign minister says.
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Miliband: We'll freeze energy prices

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 16:37

Ed Miliband tells his party conference Labour will freeze energy prices if they get into power - but energy firms criticise the plan.
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Walcott to miss World Cup qualifiers

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 16:31

Arsenal and England forward Theo Walcott will miss two World Cup qualifiers as he needs abdominal surgery.
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Injured Tuilagi faces two months out

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 12:17

England and Leicester Tigers centre Manu Tuilagi could be out for two months with a torn pectoral muscle.
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Lancashire in talks with Buttler

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 9:13

Lancashire are in talks to sign England limited-overs wicketkeeper Jos Buttler after deciding to release Gareth Cross.
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BP court move to halt Gulf payouts

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 7:23
related countries: Mexico Mexico, United States United States
related places: Gulf

UK oil giant BP asks a US court to halt payments from its settlement deal over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, over fraud fears.
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UK father talks of Kenya death grief

Tuesday, September 24th 2013, 6:05
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A British man, whose wife and daughter died in the Kenyan shopping centre attack, recalls the last time he spoke to them and the "heart-stopping" moment when he found out they had died.
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Ballance and Rankin get Ashes call

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 15:08
related countries: Australia Australia, Ireland Ireland

England name uncapped trio Gary Ballance, Boyd Rankin and Ben Stokes in their Ashes squad to tour Australia.
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Jane Austen ring to stay in UK

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 14:37

US singer Kelly Clarkson is thwarted in her bid to take Jane Austen's ring out of the UK.
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Labour promises more free childcare

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 12:05

Working parents of three and four year olds in England will get 25 hours of free childcare a week if Labour wins the next general election, Ed Balls says.
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Group denies Britons among attackers

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 8:44
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A commander with the group believed to behind the ongoing attack on a Kenyan shopping centre has denied reports some of the militants were British.
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England play dour cricket - Lehmann

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 6:16

Australia coach Darren Lehmann describes England's cricket as "very dour" and is confident of winning the winter Ashes series.
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Britons among Kenya mall attack dead

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 6:14
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

Three British nationals were killed in Saturday's attack on a shopping centre in Kenyan capital Nairobi and this number is "likely to rise", the Foreign Office says.
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Stars gather for Primetime Emmy's

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 0:30

Television stars attend the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, with several British actors in contention for the top honours.
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Derulo knocks Perry off chart top

Sunday, September 22nd 2013, 18:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Perry

US singer Jason Derulo celebrates his third UK number one with his latest single Talk Dirty.
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PC dies after speeding car collision

Sunday, September 22nd 2013, 17:34
related places: London

A Metropolitan Police traffic officer who was hurt in a hit-and-run incident as he tried to stop a car in south London dies from his injuries.
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Onions hopeful of England tour place

Sunday, September 22nd 2013, 13:28
related countries: Australia Australia

Graham Onions is hopeful of a place in the England Ashes squad to tour Australia and wants to play "that one more game".
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Brits caught in Kenya attack - Hague

Sunday, September 22nd 2013, 10:14
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Foreign Secretary William Hague has said there are "undoubtedly" British nationals caught up in the attack on a shopping mall in Kenya.
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Rise in A&Es failing to hit targets

Saturday, September 21st 2013, 23:08

The number of NHS trusts in England failing to meet target A&E waiting times has more than doubled in the last year, the regulator Monitor says.
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Cavendish wins Tour of Britain stage

Saturday, September 21st 2013, 15:31

Mark Cavendish wins his second stage at this year's Tour of Britain, while Sir Bradley Wiggins retains his lead with one day left.
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Miliband vows 'cost of living' help

Saturday, September 21st 2013, 14:17

Labour leader Ed Miliband pledges to tackle the UK's "cost of living crisis" by increasing the minimum wage and reversing housing benefit charges, ahead of the party's conference.
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England women put six past Belarus

Saturday, September 21st 2013, 14:03
related countries: Belarus Belarus

Karen Carney scores a hat-trick as England women open their World Cup qualifying campaign with a 6-0 thrashing of Belarus.
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Brown 'discussed troops on streets'

Saturday, September 21st 2013, 10:15

Gordon Brown discussed deploying troops on Britain's streets as news of the 2008 financial crisis became clear, an ex-Labour spin doctor claims.
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Knox: I won't attend Italy appeal

Friday, September 20th 2013, 17:55
related countries: Italy Italy, United States United States

American Amanda Knox says she will not travel to Italy for an appeals trial over the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher.
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Science Museum opens up art archive

Friday, September 20th 2013, 16:04
related places: London

The Science Museum in London has launched a photography and art gallery to show off its extensive collection that has until now been largely hidden.
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Yates wins as Wiggins keeps lead

Friday, September 20th 2013, 13:58

Great Britain academy rider Simon Yates takes victory on stage six of the Tour of Britain as Sir Bradley Wiggins maintains his lead.
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Smoking ban considered for prisons

Friday, September 20th 2013, 13:37

The Prison Service says it is considering banning smoking in all parts of prisons in England and Wales, with trials set to start in the spring.
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UK and Ireland want Euro 2020 matches

Friday, September 20th 2013, 12:24
related countries: Ireland Ireland

England, Scotland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland tell Uefa they want to stage European Championship matches in 2020.
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iPhone shortage frustrates networks

Friday, September 20th 2013, 11:46

Short supply of the latest Apple iPhone has left UK mobile networks "frustrated" and "concerned" on launch day, the BBC has learned.
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Ryanair to refund grieving father

Friday, September 20th 2013, 10:36
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

Ryanair says it will refund a grieving father who had just lost his whole family in a fire after it charged him extra to change his flight from Dublin to the UK.
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Fixing accused 'fear attack by boss'

Friday, September 20th 2013, 10:36
related countries: Australia Australia

A group of British footballers facing fixing charges in Australia say they fear attack by associates of the alleged ringleader.
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Cyber-blackmailers 'abuse hundreds'

Friday, September 20th 2013, 7:12

Hundreds of British children are being blackmailed into performing sex acts online, the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre warns.
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Tony Ray-Jones in colour

Friday, September 20th 2013, 2:05
related countries: United States United States

A British photographer's view of the 1960s in the US
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