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Ebola screening for more UK airports

Friday, October 17th 2014, 13:53
related places: Birmingham, Manchester

Ebola screening is to be extended Manchester and Birmingham airports, as a British ship carrying medical teams departs for Sierra Leone.
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VIDEO: Hurricane Gonzalo nears Bermuda

Friday, October 17th 2014, 13:22
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Hurricane Gonzalo is barrelling down on the tiny British island of Bermuda with winds of around 140 miles per hour.
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Button may swap F1 for endurance bid

Friday, October 17th 2014, 12:18

Britain's Jenson Button may switch to the world endurance championship unless he lands a competitive seat in F1 for 2015.
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Jimmy Choo shares rise after float

Friday, October 17th 2014, 9:35
related places: London

Shares in luxury shoemaker Jimmy Choo rise on their London market debut after stepping out at the lower end of their pricing range.
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Keep interest rates low, says Bank

Friday, October 17th 2014, 8:36

Interest rates should remain low to avoid long-term economic stagnation, says the chief economist at the Bank of England.
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Terror inquiries 'stretching police'

Friday, October 17th 2014, 7:29
related countries: Syria Syria

Police are "stretched" dealing with an "exceptionally high" number of investigations into Islamist-related activities, Scotland Yard says.
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VIDEO: 'I lost five members of my family'

Friday, October 17th 2014, 5:46
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
related places: Kenema

The UK charity Street Child has spoken to people in Kenema in Sierra Leone whose lives have been devastated by Ebola.
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VIDEO: Ebola vaccine 'will come too late'

Friday, October 17th 2014, 5:33

UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline says its Ebola vaccine will not be ready until late 2015 and is "going to come too late" for this epidemic.
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Treason considered for UK jihadists

Friday, October 17th 2014, 2:03
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

UK jihadists who travel to Iraq or Syria to fight could be tried for treason, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.
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Ex-Rabobank traders in US Libor suit

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 19:32
related countries: United States United States
related places: Justice

Two British ex-Rabobank traders are charged by the US Department of Justice with manipulating the Libor rate, bringing the total number of ex-Rabobank employees charged to six.
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Cameron: One last go at EU change

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 18:53

David Cameron says action is needed to curb EU immigration and pledges "one last go" at negotiating a better deal for the UK in Europe.
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Mining firm calls in administrators

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 17:35
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

London Mining calls in administrators after running out of cash to operate iron ore mine in Ebola-hit Sierra Leone.
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Eurosceptic MEP group collapses

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 16:58
related countries: Latvia Latvia

One of the main Eurosceptic groups in the European Parliament, which includes Britain's UKIP, collapses after a Latvian MEP withdraws.
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Iranian investment scene 'improving'

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 16:33
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: London

As hundreds of investors and business people meet at The 1st Europe-Iran Forum in London there is a mood of cautious optimism.
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Three UK airports sold in £1bn deal

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 16:23
related places: Aberdeen, Southampton

Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports are sold by owners Heathrow Airport Holdings in a £1bn deal.
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Queen visits Tower of London poppies

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 13:26
related places: Edinburgh, London

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh pay tribute to World War One personnel at a Tower of London art installation featuring thousands of ceramic poppies.
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Martinez warns England over Barkley

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 13:23

Everton boss Roberto Martinez warns England against picking Ross Barkley for the European Under-21s Championships.
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UK steel industry has 'bright' future

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 12:44

After Tata Steel says it plans to sell its Long Products division to Klesch Group, business minister Matthew Hancock says UK steel's future is "bright".
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Rapes increase by 29% as crime falls

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 11:53

Rapes reported to and recorded by police in England and Wales are at their highest ever level but overall crime has fallen, police figures show.
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FTSE tumbles as jitters take hold

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 10:05
related places: London

Hopes for a rebound on the FTSE 100 after Wednesday's shares rout have faded, after an initial rally peters out.
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UK army medics head to Ebola region

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 9:26
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Nearly 100 British army medics are on their way to Sierra Leone in West Africa to run a field hospital to help tackle the deadly Ebola virus.
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Thai murder accused is 'scapegoat'

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 8:45
related countries: Thailand Thailand

One of the men accused of killing two British tourists in Thailand is being made a "scapegoat" by police, his mother says.
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AbbVie board turns against Shire deal

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 5:59
related countries: United States United States

US drug firm AbbVie recommends that its shareholders vote against a £32bn takeover of UK rival Shire following new tax rules announced by the US Treasury.
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Mistakes 'costing NHS billions'

Thursday, October 16th 2014, 3:18

Basic mistakes in hospitals in England cost the NHS up to £2.5bn a year, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is to say.
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Labour pledge to first-time buyers

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 23:55

Labour promises first-time buyers will be given priority when communities in England "take the lead" in building new housing.
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VIDEO: Burmese suspects 'are scapegoats'

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 23:00
related countries: Burma Burma, Thailand Thailand

The parents of the Burmese men charged with killing two British tourists in Thailand say their sons are being made into scapegoats.
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Uber's tax affairs referred to HMRC

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 15:19
related places: London

Taxi service Uber's corporate and tax affairs have been referred to HMRC by London's taxi and minicab regulator Transport for London.
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UK unemployment falls below 2m

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 14:29

UK unemployment fell by 154,000 in the three months to the end of August to 1.97 million, the first time it has been below two million since 2008.
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Clooney wife in Greece marbles talks

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 13:37
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Parthenon

The new wife of Hollywood star George Clooney, lawyer Amal Clooney, joins Greece's campaign to return the Parthenon sculptures from Britain.
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Sturgeon to become new SNP leader

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 12:13

Nicola Sturgeon is set to replace Alex Salmond as leader of the SNP and first minister of Scotland, it has been confirmed.
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Tata Steel to sell some UK plants

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 11:29

Tata Steel says it is planning to sell its Long Products division, which employs 6,500 people in the UK and Europe.
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Qualcomm agrees $2.5bn CSR takeover

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 10:33
related countries: United States United States

US chipmaker Qualcomm agrees a cash deal to buy UK counterpart CSR for $2.5bn.
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World Match Play Championship scores

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 9:23
related places: Kent

Latest score as Sweden's Henrik Stenson faces Finland's Mikko Ilonen in the World Match Play Championship final.
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Police bail time limit considered

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 8:05

Limits could be put on the length of time a suspect is allowed to be kept on police bail in England and Wales, Theresa May indicates.
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AbbVie to reconsider Shire deal

Wednesday, October 15th 2014, 7:27
related countries: United States United States

US drug firm AbbVie says it is reconsidering its estimated £32bn takeover of UK rival Shire following new tax rules announced by the US Treasury.
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Dying patients 'lack home support'

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 23:35

The NHS is failing to provide access to 24-hour expert support for patients dying at home in England, according to palliative care charity Sue Ryder.
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VIDEO: UK trains Peshmerga to defuse bombs

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 21:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A UK company is training Kurdish Peshmerga forces to defuse explosives left behind by Islamic State militants in Iraqi Kurdistan.
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Hague and Brown in devolution clash

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 18:52

William Hague and Gordon Brown clash in the Commons over calls for "English votes for English laws" as MPs debate the next steps for UK devolution.
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Terror suspect 'had Blair address'

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 14:46
related places: London

A terror suspect was considering carrying out indiscriminate killings and had an address for Tony and Cherie Blair, a court hears.
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UK inflation rate at five-year low

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 13:45

UK inflation fell to a five-year low of 1.2% in September from 1.5% the month before, official figures show, making an interest rate rise less likely.
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MPs' Palestinian vote 'troubling'

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 13:08
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel warns against sending a "troubling message", after MPs in the UK vote to recognise Palestinian statehood.
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Heathrow to start screening for Ebola

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 10:43

Passengers arriving at Heathrow airport from Ebola-affected countries will be screened by health officials for symptoms of the virus.
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Lost US parrot switches to Spanish

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 9:49
related countries: Spain Spain, United States United States
related places: California

An African Grey parrot named Nigel, missing for four years, returns home to California abandoning his British accent to squawk away in Spanish.
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Get Lucky named song of the year

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 8:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

Daft Punk hit Get Lucky is named song of the year at a London awards event celebrating songwriters who get the most airplay on US radio and television.
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Star Wales trio 'could leave Racing'

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 8:24
related countries: France France

Racing Metro coach Laurent Labit reported as saying Wales trio have been offered chance to leave the Top 14 French club.
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MPs back Palestinian statehood

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 8:02

MPs vote by 274 to 12 in favour of recognising Palestine as a state alongside Israel, after a House of Commons debate.
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Burberry reports rise in revenues

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 7:07

Burberry, the UK luxury fashion brand, has reported a 7% rise in revenue for the first half of the year despite what it described as a "difficult external environment".
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Delay to Thai murders trial rejected

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 6:06
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A defence plea to postpone the start of pre-trial hearings relating to the murder of two British tourists in Thailand is rejected by a court.
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VIDEO: 'Brazilian Slumdog' hits Rio cinemas

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 5:37
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Brazil Brazil

Brazil has a strong cinema industry and has joined forces with UK film-makers in a pioneering co-production led by British director Stephen Daldry.
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GPs missing signs for lung cancer

Monday, October 13th 2014, 23:15

Doctors in Britain are "missing opportunities" to spot lung cancer at an early stage, meaning one in three people with the disease dies within 90 days of diagnosis, research suggests.
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VIDEO: The UK troops training Kurds in Iraq

Monday, October 13th 2014, 23:05
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria
related places: Baghdad

The foreign secretary, Philip Hammond, has been holding talks in Baghdad on efforts to combat Islamic State militants, who control significant parts Iraq and Syria.
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Coleman defends King after red card

Monday, October 13th 2014, 22:56
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Wales boss Chris Coleman defends Andy King despite the midfielder's dismissal in the Euro 2016 qualifying win over Cyprus.
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Hodgson questions Rodgers' claims

Monday, October 13th 2014, 21:33
related places: Liverpool

England boss Roy Hodgson questions Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers' claim that some players need a two-day recovery period.
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Armitage could return to England

Monday, October 13th 2014, 21:26

Toulon flanker Steffon Armitage could be set for a shock return to England in time to play in the 2015 World Cup.
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Cantlie's sister in new appeal to IS

Monday, October 13th 2014, 21:00

The sister of British hostage John Cantlie, who is being held by Islamic State, makes an appeal for "direct contact" with the militants.
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Thai diplomat summoned over murders

Monday, October 13th 2014, 17:27
related countries: Thailand Thailand

The Thai charge d'affaires is summoned to the UK Foreign Office over the inquiry into the murders of British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller.
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Heathrow Ebola screening from Tuesday

Monday, October 13th 2014, 15:54
related places: London

Ebola screening will begin at London's Heathrow Airport on Tuesday, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says.
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NHS staff strike in dispute over pay

Monday, October 13th 2014, 15:42

Thousands of health workers in England and Northern Ireland have taken part in a strike over pay for the first time for more than 30 years.
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'Giant wings' fill Tate Turbine Hall

Monday, October 13th 2014, 12:24
related places: London

A huge wooden sculpture draped with swathes of coloured fabric by Richard Tuttle is the latest artwork to fill Tate Modern's Turbine Hall in London.
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Mark Carney in warning for bankers

Monday, October 13th 2014, 10:55

Bankers' behaviour still needs to change following the financial crisis, Bank of England governor Mark Carney warns.
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Mum has triple murder charges dropped

Monday, October 13th 2014, 9:54
related places: London

Tania Clarence will not face murder charges over deaths of her three children at their London home, the Old Bailey hears.
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NK envoy: Kim Jong-un 'healthy'

Monday, October 13th 2014, 9:21
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea's ambassador to the UK emails the BBC's Steve Evans about the country's leader and the UN allegations of crimes against humanity.
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Musketeers drives UK TV exports

Monday, October 13th 2014, 9:12

Dramas such as The Musketeers and Mr Selfridge helped drive a 5% rise in British TV exports, a new report reveals.
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NFL players can handle Wembley move

Monday, October 13th 2014, 8:19
related places: London, Wembley

Former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway says NFL players would cope with playing regularly in London.
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Cameron pledge to help weak schools

Monday, October 13th 2014, 1:57

Wider and more rapid powers of intervention to improve failing schools in England are being proposed by Prime Minister David Cameron.
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Human trafficking cases 'on the rise'

Monday, October 13th 2014, 0:39
related places: More

More than 1,800 victims of human trafficking in England and Wales have received support from the Salvation Army since 2011, the charity says.
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Government seeks buyer for Eurostar

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 23:48

The UK government is seeking buyers for its 40% stake in the cross-Channel passenger train operator Eurostar to help boost the public finances.
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UK waters face 'invasional meltdown'

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 23:02
related countries: Turkey Turkey, Ukraine Ukraine

Scientists warn that an army of organisms from Turkey and Ukraine is poised to invade Britain's waterways and destroy native species.
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Estonia 0-1 England

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 18:34
related countries: Estonia Estonia

Wayne Rooney scores his 43rd goal for England who struggle to victory against 10-man Estonia in their Euro 2016 qualifier.
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Minaj fails to snatch solo UK number one

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 18:16

Nicki Minaj fails to capture the first UK solo number one single in her own right as her song Anaconda is beaten into third place.
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'Robust' plans to counter NHS strike

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 14:55

Patient safety must be our priority, says England's chief nursing officer, ahead of the first strike by NHS staff over pay in more than 30 years.
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PM 'unstatesmanlike', says Brown

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 11:54

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown accuses David Cameron of risking the future of the United Kingdom.
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UK troops training Kurdish forces

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 10:45
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A "specialist" team of 12 UK soldiers has been sent to Iraq to train Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State (IS) militants, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Rooney a father figure - Wilshere

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 5:46

Jack Wilshere says Wayne Rooney has become "the dad figure" in England's squad since being appointed captain.
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Medic's email criticises Ebola plans

Sunday, October 12th 2014, 3:55

Screening passengers for Ebola at two UK airports and at Eurostar stations is a "political gesture", a senior consultant says in an email seen by the BBC.
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UK expects 'handful' of Ebola cases

Saturday, October 11th 2014, 19:12

The UK should expect a "handful" of Ebola cases in the coming months, the chief medical officer says, as she defends airport screening.
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Scotland 1-0 Georgia

Saturday, October 11th 2014, 18:05
related countries: Georgia Georgia

A first-half own goal is enough to give Scotland a Euro 2016 qualifying win against a stubborn Georgia at Ibrox.
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Exercise tests UK's Ebola plans

Saturday, October 11th 2014, 15:49

A major exercise to test how the UK would respond to an Ebola outbreak is taking place, as New York's JFK becomes the first US airport to begin screening passengers for the virus.
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MPs to vote on Palestinian statehood

Saturday, October 11th 2014, 0:54

MPs are to vote on a backbench Commons motion that will call on the UK government to recognise Palestine as a state.
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England U21 2-1 Croatia U21

Friday, October 10th 2014, 19:02
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Saido Berahino gives England a Euro 2015 play-off advantage as his late penalty seals a 2-1 first-leg win against Croatia.
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Cameron defends Ebola screening

Friday, October 10th 2014, 18:11

UK Prime Minister David Cameron says the government is right to "take steps to keep our own people safe" from the Ebola virus.
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Jolie receives honorary damehood

Friday, October 10th 2014, 12:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: Queen

US actress Angelina Jolie is made an honorary dame by the Queen for services to UK foreign policy and the campaign to end war zone sexual violence.
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UK trade deficit narrows in August

Friday, October 10th 2014, 12:36

The gap between the amount the UK imports and the amount it exports narrowed in August, the latest official figures show.
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UKIP win gives party first elected MP

Friday, October 10th 2014, 11:58
related countries: Isle of Man Isle of Man

UKIP makes a breakthrough, winning the Clacton by-election - and comes close to a shock win over Labour in Heywood and Middleton.
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Inquest opens into Alice Gross death

Friday, October 10th 2014, 11:08

The inquest into the death of 14-year-old Alice Gross is opened and adjourned at West London Coroner's Court.
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Minister backs Ebola screening plan

Friday, October 10th 2014, 9:00

Home Office Minister Norman Baker defends the government's decision to change its mind on screening some people arriving in the UK for Ebola.
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VIDEO: UK surgeons helping Gaza wounded

Friday, October 10th 2014, 5:08

BBC News follows a group of surgeons from the UK as they take their skills to help treat Palestinians wounded in this year's Gaza conflict.
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A war within a war: The battles fought by Gaza's medics

Friday, October 10th 2014, 4:56

The injuries in Gaza which shocked British surgeons
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UK announces Ebola screening plans

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 23:31

Arrivals to the UK from areas hit by Ebola face "enhanced screening" as officials investigate if the death of a British man in Macedonia is connected to the virus.
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England patience pleases Hodgson

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 23:05
related countries: San Marino San Marino

Coach Roy Hodgson was impressed by England's patient approach in the 5-0 Euro 2016 qualifying win over San Marino.
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Three unions suspend strike action

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 15:50

Three unions representing local government workers and school support staff suspend a planned strike in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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No UK Ebola screening yet - Osborne

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 14:07

George Osborne rules out screening for Ebola at UK airports but says that could change depending on medical advice.
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Defender Stones could be out to 2015

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 13:59

Everton and England defender John Stones could be out for the rest of 2014 after it is confirmed he needs ankle surgery.
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Osborne: Eurozone woes will hit UK

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 12:44

Chancellor George Osborne warns in a BBC interview that the UK economy will be affected by the slowdown in the eurozone economy.
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UK interest rates remain at 0.5%

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 11:20

The Bank of England holds UK interest rates at a record low of 0.5% for another month.
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Britain's best baker is crowned

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 10:42

The winner of the latest series of The Great British Bake Off is revealed.
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Murray beaten by Ferrer in Shanghai

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 9:50
related countries: Spain Spain

British number one Andy Murray is beaten 2-6 6-1 6-2 by Spain's David Ferrer in the third round of the Shanghai Masters.
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England consider NFL Wembley move

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 9:01
related places: Wembley

England could play some home games away from Wembley if an NFL team sets up home at the national stadium in London.
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NAB earnings hit by UK charges

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 8:08

National Australia Bank says its full-year earnings will fall by up to 14% because of higher-than-expected charges at its UK business.
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Thursday's gossip column

Thursday, October 9th 2014, 6:06

Arsenal set for big-money move for Edinson Cavani, Jermain Defoe and Yohan Cabaye could return to England, plus more.
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