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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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JP Morgan pays $920m to regulators

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 18:21
related countries: United States United States

US investment bank JP Morgan Chase agrees to pay regulators $920m (£572m) relating to a $6bn loss incurred in 2012 as a result of the "London Whale" trades.
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Face veils in hospital under review

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 13:35

Whether NHS staff in England should be allowed to wear full face veils is to be reviewed, according to the Department of Health.
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More failing hospitals 'likely'

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 10:17

More hospitals are likely to find themselves placed in special measures, the health secretary says as he unveils the rescue plan for failing trusts.
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Jackson wanted "to redeem image"

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 8:42
related places: London

A videotape of a close friend of Michael Jackson, who claimed the star was hoping to "redeem his image" with the This Is It concerts in London, is played in the final week of his wrongful death trial.
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Dewani police evidence questioned

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 6:53
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A leading forensic scientist raises concerns about police evidence against UK businessman Shrien Dewani, who is accused of ordering the killing his wife on their South African honeymoon.
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Police face new performance targets

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 4:01

Police forces in England and Wales face dozens of new performance targets between them, despite Home Office promises of bureaucracy cuts.
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Bank upgrades UK growth forecast

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 11:06

Minutes from the Bank of England's last monetary policy committee meeting show it thinks growth in the third quarter will be stronger than first thought.
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'Scotland could have Rio Games team'

Wednesday, September 18th 2013, 7:15

Scotland could have its own Olympic team for the 2016 Rio Games if the country votes for independence next year.
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Debate marks one year to referendum

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 23:03

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond will lead a debate at Holyrood exactly a year before voters take part in the Scottish independence referendum.
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Balsom wins artist of the year award

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 20:21

Trumpeter Alison Balsom becomes the first British woman to win artist of the year at the prestigious Gramophone Classical Music Awards.
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Free lunch for all at infant schools

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 18:33

Pupils in England will get free lunches for their first three years at school from next September, Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg announces.
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Firefighters confirm four-hour strike

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 15:59

Firefighters in England and Wales will go on strike on 25 September in a row over pensions, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) confirms.
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Zanzibar acid suspects arrested

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 15:37
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania
related places: Zanzibar

Police in Zanzibar question 15 suspects after a series of acid attacks on the Tanzanian island, including one on two British women.
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Libya wants UK weapons removal help

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 15:10
related countries: Libya Libya, Syria Syria

Libya's prime minister appeals for British help to remove weapons from the country amid fears of increased arms smuggling to Syria.
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European car sales slide in August

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 11:45

UK the only bright spot as European car sales slide 5% in August compared to the same month last year.
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UK inflation rate falls to 2.7%

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 11:26

UK inflation measured by the consumer prices index fell to 2.7% in August, from July's figure of 2.8%.
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UN report 'blames Syria', US insists

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 1:17
related countries: France France, Russia Russia, Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Damascus

The US, UK and France insist a UN report on chemical weapons use in Damascus backs their claim Syria was to blame, but Russia disputes this.
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Watson stars as Australia win series

Monday, September 16th 2013, 21:24
related countries: Australia Australia

Shane Watson hits a splendid 143 off 107 balls as Australia beat England by 49 runs to win the one-day series 2-1.
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Lloyds Bank privatisation begins

Monday, September 16th 2013, 17:32

Big investors will be able to bid for shares in Lloyds after the government puts 6% of the bank up for sale.
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Malaysia communist guerrilla dies

Monday, September 16th 2013, 9:12
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Thailand Thailand

Chin Peng, a Malaysian Communist guerrilla who led an insurgency against British forces after World War Two, dies in Thailand, officials say.
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Clarke a doubt for ODI decider

Monday, September 16th 2013, 7:18
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia captain Michael Clarke is a doubt for the deciding one-day international in his side's series against England.
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Mark Duggan shooting inquest begins

Monday, September 16th 2013, 7:16
related places: London

The mother of Mark Duggan, who was shot dead by police in north London, says she hopes "the truth will finally come out" at his inquest.
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Briton killed in NZ mountain fall

Monday, September 16th 2013, 5:22
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A 32-year-old British climber has fallen 2,000ft to his death on a mountain in a New Zealand national park, police say.
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VIDEO: How Australia moved its masterpieces

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 23:04
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: London

How Australia took masterpieces to London's Royal Academy
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