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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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Froome third but Tour win within sight

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 17:23
related countries: France France

Britain's Chris Froome is set to win the 100th Tour de France after finishing third on the penultimate stage.
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Huge Root ton grinds Australia down

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 17:11
related countries: Australia Australia

Joe Root's masterful unbeaten 178 puts England in total control of the second Ashes Test against Australia at Lord's.
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Comic Frankie Boyle on hunger strike

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 12:22

The Scots comedian joins campaigners giving up food for a week to highlight the case of the last UK resident held in Guantanamo Bay.
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Heatwave warning levels reduced

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 11:16

The Met Office reduces its heatwave warning levels for much of England, but warm weather is expected to continue.
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England heatwave spreads westwards

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 0:32
related places: London

The heatwave warning for north-west England has been raised to "level three" by the Met Office, as firefighters in parts of the UK tackle grass fires.
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How Australian is Foster’s lager?

Friday, July 19th 2013, 23:55
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Just how Australian is Foster's lager... and how British is Carling?
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England dominate Australia at Lord's

Friday, July 19th 2013, 17:37
related countries: Australia Australia

England take a major stride towards retaining the Ashes as Australia's batsmen self-destruct in the second Test at Lord's.
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UAE 'pardons drug case Britons'

Friday, July 19th 2013, 17:35

Three UK men convicted on drugs charges in Dubai, despite torture allegations, have been pardoned, legal rights charity Reprieve says.
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Froome closes on maiden Tour victory

Friday, July 19th 2013, 16:58
related countries: France France, Portugal Portugal

Britain's Chris Froome maintains his advantage in the Tour de France as Portugal's Rui Costa wins the 19th stage.
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Sci-fi series to shoot in Scotland

Friday, July 19th 2013, 16:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Glasgow

A major US science fiction series is to be filmed in Scotland, bringing about 200 new jobs and the construction of a new television studio near Glasgow.
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VIDEO: One Direction's waxworks go on tour

Friday, July 19th 2013, 13:53
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: London, New York

One Direction's waxworks, which were first unveiled in London in the Spring, are now 'on tour', starting a three month residency in New York before heading to Australia.
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Bolan son sues music publisher

Friday, July 19th 2013, 11:57

The son of T Rex frontman, Marc Bolan, is suing a UK music publisher for $2m, alleging the company has violated copyright laws.
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Tax cut for shale gas firms planned

Friday, July 19th 2013, 11:51

The government outlines plans to give tax breaks to companies involved in the UK's shale gas industry, but faces criticism from environmentalists.
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Olympics boost to UK 'nearing £10bn'

Friday, July 19th 2013, 11:03

The UK economy has seen a £9.9bn boost in trade and investment from hosting the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, research suggests.
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Warburton out for up to four months

Friday, July 19th 2013, 9:12

Lions and Wales captain Sam Warburton will be out for between 12 and 16 weeks because of his hamstring injury, Cardiff Blues confirm.
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England still well placed - Bell

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 21:54

Ian Bell insists England are in a good position, despite three late wickets on the first day of the second Test.
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Watchdog warns over local policing

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 16:47

Neighbourhood policing risks being "eroded" but forces are praised for coping well with budget cuts as figures suggest that crime is down.
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Fine for plane row S Lanka cricketer

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 15:28
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A Sri Lankan cricketer is fined by the country's cricket board for trying to open an aeroplane door during a British Airways flight in June.
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UK to probe Huawei security staff

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 12:38
related countries: China China
related places: Huawei

The UK orders an inquiry into Chinese firm Huawei after being warned a conflict of interest involving the firm could pose a security threat.
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Recorded crime down 7%, ONS says

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 12:13
related places: March

Crimes recorded by police in England and Wales fell by 7% in the year ending March 2013, announces the Office for National Statistics.
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Fifa loses UK World Cup TV battle

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 12:04

Fifa and Uefa lose an appeal against a ruling that all World Cup and Euro Championship games must be shown on free-to-air TV in the UK
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England heatwave warnings extended

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 10:32

The heatwave warning is raised to "level three" by the Met Office for south-west England and the West Midlands.
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Anne-Marie Duff heads to Broadway

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 9:59
related places: Broadway

British actress Anne-Marie Duff is to make her Broadway debut alongside Ethan Hawke in a new production of Macbeth.
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Hospital inspections 'to be tougher'

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 7:00

The new chief inspector of hospitals in England promises more robust and broader inspections, as he acknowledges previous methods were "flawed".
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GSK finance head in China travel ban

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 4:38
related countries: China China

Chinese authorities looking into alleged bribery by GlaxoSmithKline are barring the company's British head of finance from leaving China.
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'Parasite threat' from imported bees

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 1:51

Nearly 80% of bumblebees imported from Europe carry pathogens that pose a threat to UK native honeybees and bumblebees, say scientists.
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Lung cancer 'secrets' to be probed

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 0:44

Scientists across Britain are to map the genes of the tumours of 850 lung cancer patients in a bid to understand more about the deadly disease.
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Froome wins time trial to extend lead

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 21:21
related countries: France France

Britain's Chris Froome wins Wednesday's Tour de France individual time trial by nine seconds to increase his overall lead.
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Heatwave warning for the South East

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 17:43

Health warnings have been issued as heatwave conditions are reached in London and the South East, on the hottest day of the year so far.
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Heathrow offers third runway options

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 17:40
related places: London

Heathrow Airport unveils three options for a third runway, saying each one would be "quicker and cheaper" than plans for a rival hub airport.
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Donors 'ignore abuses' in Ethiopia

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 16:52
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, United States United States

The UK and US have ignored human rights abuses carried out by Ethiopia's government as it forcibly evicts people from land, a US think tank says.
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VIDEO: Cash transfer accounts 'to close'

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 16:06

High street money transfer shops are under threat after Barclays announced it was closing about 100 UK accounts held by cash transfer businesses, over fears they are being used for money laundering.
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Consumers to 'benefit' from card cap

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 15:03

Millions of British consumers could benefit from plans by the European Union to cut transaction fees on debit and credit cards, say UK retailers.
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Cook ready for tough Ashes decisions

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 14:46

Alastair Cook says England are not afraid of making 'tough decisions' for the second Test, with Steve Finn's place under pressure.
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Pupils face national rankings at 11

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 13:38

Primary school pupils in England could be ranked directly against their peers across the country, under plans to change performance measures.
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European prosecutor to tackle fraud

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 12:46

A new European Public Prosecutor's Office will be set up to fight fraudsters who target the EU budget, but the UK has opted out.
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Man Utd dismiss Chelsea Rooney bid

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 11:58
related places: Chelsea

Chelsea confirm bidding for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney but deny offering a player in part exchange.
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UK unemployment falls by 57,000

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 11:15

UK unemployment fell by 57,000 to 2.51 million in the three months to May, the Office for National Statistics says.
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