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Robson eases into US Open second round

Monday, August 26th 2013, 16:44
related countries: Spain Spain, United States United States

Britain's Laura Robson qualifies for the second round of the US Open with a 7-5 6-0 win over Lourdes Dominguez Lino of Spain.
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Former army colonel killed in Kenya

Monday, August 26th 2013, 13:03
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Police in Kenya are investigating the murder of a former British army colonel who was killed by an armed gang during a raid at his home.
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Flower wants change to light rules

Monday, August 26th 2013, 11:59

England coach Andy Flower wants the rules to be changed after bad light forced the players off in the final Ashes Test.
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VIDEO: Life in Gibraltar and on its border

Monday, August 26th 2013, 11:01
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain

The long-running dispute between the UK and Spain over who should rule Gibraltar is having a negative impact on people who work there, an organisation representing Spanish workers says.
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Estate agency insolvencies 'up 57%'

Monday, August 26th 2013, 8:41

The number of estate agents in the UK entering insolvency jumped 57% in the last year, a new report indicates.
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Stop being anti-car, councils told

Sunday, August 25th 2013, 23:52

Councils in England should provide more parking spaces in town centres and cut down on speed humps, according to new planning guidance.
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Cook savours 'dream' winning feeling

Sunday, August 25th 2013, 21:23
related countries: Australia Australia

England captain Alastair Cook describes his team's 3-0 Ashes triumph over Australia as "what dreams are made of".
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Bad light ends thrilling Oval Test

Sunday, August 25th 2013, 19:38

The final Ashes Test at The Oval ends in a draw because of bad light as England win the series against Australia 3-0.
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Oldest book award winners announced

Sunday, August 25th 2013, 15:01

A novel inspired by a seaport in the Scottish Highlands and a biography of a renowned potter scoop the UK's oldest literary awards.
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Helicopters grounded after crash

Sunday, August 25th 2013, 14:09

All Super Puma helicopter passenger flights to UK oil installations are grounded after a crash off Shetland claimed the lives of four people.
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Snicko 'could be used in winter Ashes'

Sunday, August 25th 2013, 10:37
related countries: Australia Australia

Snicko could be used in this winter's Ashes series between England and hosts Australia, according to the ICC's chief executive.
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Recycling refunds 'could cut litter'

Sunday, August 25th 2013, 9:55

Schemes which offer an incentive for recycling drinks containers could reduce Scotland's litter problem, the environment secretary says.
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Final day of Ashes set to be delayed

Sunday, August 25th 2013, 8:21
related places: London

Heavy overnight rain in London means play may not start before lunch on day five of the final Ashes Test at The Oval.
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UK staff pull out amid Goma fighting

Saturday, August 24th 2013, 16:50
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo
related places: Goma

UK government staff based in Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo are to leave the city following heavy fighting in the area, the Foreign Office says.
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England lose to Germany on penalties

Saturday, August 24th 2013, 16:17
related countries: Germany Germany

England's women are beaten in a penalty shootout by Germany after a thrilling 4-4 draw in their first European final in 22 years.
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Rain washes out fourth day at Oval

Saturday, August 24th 2013, 15:12
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: London

Persistent rain prevents any play on the fourth day of the final Ashes Test between England and Australia at in London.
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Gibraltar criticises Spain over dive

Saturday, August 24th 2013, 3:58
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain

Gibraltar strongly criticises Spanish police for sending divers to inspect an artificial reef in waters claimed by the British territory.
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Rickshaw rider's farewell to England

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 23:03
related countries: China China

Chinese man on rickshaw journey around the world to Rio Olympics
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Root defends slow England progress

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 22:18

England opener Joe Root says it was "not viable" for England to score quickly on the third day of the fifth Ashes Test.
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City intern death prompts review

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 18:56
related places: London

Bank of America Merrill Lynch launches a review of working conditions for junior staff after the death of an intern employed at its London investment bank.
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VIDEO: Syrian filmmaker's footage emerges

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 18:19
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

US President Barack Obama has said the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria in an attack on Wednesday is a "big event of grave concern", while the UK Foreign Secretary, William Hague, blamed the Syrian government for the attack.
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Patient England crawl towards safety

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 18:14
related countries: Australia Australia

England close a dour third day of the final Ashes Test against Australia at The Oval 245 runs behind at 247-4.
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Darling warns of HS2 'nightmare'

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 17:47

Former Chancellor Alistair Darling has warned of a potential "nightmare" on England's existing railways if the multibillion-pound HS2 line is built.
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Star Wars cinematographer dies at 99

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 17:25

Gilbert Taylor, the veteran British cinematographer of Star Wars, The Omen and Dr Strangelove, dies aged 99.
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Lennon settles new Celtic contract

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 13:15

Manager Neil Lennon agrees a new one-year rolling contract at Scottish champions Celtic, without a rise in salary.
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Hague believes Assad behind attack

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 12:36
related countries: Syria Syria

Foreign Secretary William Hague says he believes the Assad regime is behind a chemical attack in Syria and says the UK has not ruled out any options.
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UK GDP growth revised up to 0.7%

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 12:14

Economic growth in the UK during the second quarter of the year is revised up to 0.7% by the Office for National Statistics.
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Police target online football abuse

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 9:38

Abuse of football players or supporters on social media is being targeted this season by police and prosecutors in England and Wales, fans are warned.
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Miller announces Scotland retirement

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 8:50

Scotland boss Gordon Strachan praises Kenny Miller as the striker brings his 12-year international career to a close.
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Cantona to head film festival jury

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 8:41
related countries: France France

Footballer turned actor Eric Cantona is to head the jury at this year's Dinard Film Festival, an annual celebration of British film held in northern France.
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British trio move closer to US Open

Friday, August 23rd 2013, 6:41
related countries: United States United States

British trio Elena Baltacha, Dan Evans and James Ward win through to the third round of qualifying for the US Open.
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England selection criticism is 'harsh'

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 21:07
related places: Bowling

Bowling coach David Saker says England can still win the final Ashes Test despite another tough day in the field.
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Lehmann fined for Broad comments

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 20:06
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia coach Darren Lehmann is fined 20% of his match fee following his criticism of England bowler Stuart Broad.
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Smith century keeps Australia on top

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 18:53
related countries: Australia Australia

Steve Smith hits a maiden Test century for Australia as England close day two of the final Ashes Test 460 runs behind on 32-0.
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VIDEO: Calls for 'force' over Syria attack

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 18:29
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

The United Nations is making a formal request to the Syrian government to allow UN inspectors to the scene of a suspected chemical weapons attack, as France calls for a "reaction with force".
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Southgate named England U21 boss

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 18:17

Former Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate is named as the new England Under-21 manager on a three-year contract.
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MSP guilty of domestic abuse charges

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 15:46
related places: Dunfermline

Bill Walker, the member of the Scottish Parliament for Dunfermline, is found guilty of a string of domestic abuse charges.
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Jazz pianist Marian McPartland dies

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 10:30
related countries: United States United States

British-born jazz pianist Marian McPartland, who hosted an influential US radio show for more than 40 years, has died aged 95.
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Planned homes 'remaining unbuilt'

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 7:58

Almost 400,000 homes in England have been given planning permission but have yet to be built, research for local councils suggests.
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Chief warns over military capability

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 3:42

The new chief of the defence staff warns that armed forces cuts mean the UK will have to lower expectations of its military capability in future.
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Briton arrested in China probe

Thursday, August 22nd 2013, 2:33
related countries: China China

A British risk consultant, Peter Humphrey, is formally arrested by Chinese authorities during an ongoing probe into pharmaceutical firms.
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Woman 'had leg severed' by NYC cab

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 20:49

A 23-year-old British woman has part of her leg "severed' after being hit by a taxi in New York City, police say.
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Jim Davidson not to face sex charges

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 17:36

Comedian Jim Davidson will face no further action over alleged sexual offences in the UK following his arrest as part of the investigation sparked by the Jimmy Savile abuse scandal, the CPS says.
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Watson dominates new England attack

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 17:24
related countries: Australia Australia

Shane Watson dismantles England's debutant bowlers and scores his first Ashes century as Australia reach 307-4.
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VIDEO: Rare night sky double for sky gazer

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 16:22

An amateur astronomer in the north of Scotland has captured a rare form of cloud and the northern lights on film at the same time.
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AUDIO: Thatcher unlikely patron of Daft Punk

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 16:02
related countries: France France

As Daft Punk sell more singles in the UK than any other track this century, John Laurenson reports on why French music has become so incredibly cool.
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EU suspends arms sales to Egypt

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 15:14
related countries: Egypt Egypt

EU member states agree to suspend export licences for any equipment that could be used for repression in Egypt, but humanitarian aid will continue.
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VIDEO: How to entice tiger to tape measure

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 12:21

Zoo keepers begin the long process of measuring and weighing every animal at London Zoo for their annual audit.
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City intern death sparks debate

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 12:18
related places: London

The death of an intern working for Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London has sparked a debate over working hours and conditions for young people.
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England into semis with Ireland draw

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 11:34
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Ireland Ireland

England's men survive a fightback from Ireland to book a place in the EuroHockey semi-finals with a 2-2 draw.
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Manufacturers 'see strong rebound'

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 10:58

Manufacturers in the UK are enjoying the strongest rebound in two years, according to a survey by the CBI, with momentum expected to continue.
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Virgin Islands begins US tax talks

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 10:35
related countries: British Virgin Islands British Virgin Islands, United States United States

The British Virgin Islands begins talks with US authorities over compliance with a law designed to crack down on offshore tax evasion.
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Peru pair charged with drug offences

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 8:04
related countries: Peru Peru

Two women from the UK arrested in Peru on suspicion of drug smuggling are formally charged and face a maximum sentence of 15 years if convicted.
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Captain Cook eager to lift Ashes urn

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 7:16

Alastair Cook says he is thrilled at the prospect of being the next England captain to lift the Ashes urn as his side chase a 4-0 win.
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Fears over oil and gas production

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 0:53

The sharp decline in production of oil and gas from under British waters is "worrying" industry leaders.
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VIDEO: UK drugs women in court in Peru

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 21:53
related countries: Peru Peru

Two UK women arrested in Peru on suspicion of drugs smuggling have arrived at court to find out what charges they may face.
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UK drugs women 'to plead not guilty'

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 20:57
related countries: Peru Peru

One of the lawyers of two UK women arrested in Peru on suspicion of drugs smuggling says he expects them to plead not guilty to charges of trafficking.
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No 10 'knew of Miranda detention'

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 17:02

No 10 was "kept abreast" of the decision to detain David Miranda, the partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, a spokesman says.
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Faulkner to make Australia Test bow

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 15:29
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia all-rounder James Faulkner will make his Test debut in the final Ashes match against England on Wednesday.
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VIDEO: Peru drugs: CCTV footage emerges

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 12:43
related countries: Peru Peru

Two British women who were arrested in Peru for suspected drug smuggling will be charged in court later.
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Powell sacked as England manager

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 11:26

Hope Powell is sacked as manager of the England women's team after 15 years in charge.
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Fake bomb detectors conman jailed

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 10:57

British businessman Gary Bolton is sentenced to seven years in prison for supplying fake bomb detectors.
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Miranda detention 'legally sound'

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 8:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Guardian

Using the Terrorism Act to detain the partner of a Guardian reporter who published revelations about US and UK security services was "legally and procedurally sound", Scotland Yard says.
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Doubts over 40-plus health checks

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 8:11

Health checks offered to millions of people over 40 on the NHS are being promoted "against good evidence", says the UK's leading GP.
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Lyndhurst: 'UK TV won't take risks'

Tuesday, August 20th 2013, 0:13

Nicholas Lyndhurst believes Only Fools and Horses would never be made today, as TV companies are not prepared to let shows develop.
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Broad defends decision not to walk

Monday, August 19th 2013, 23:31
related countries: Australia Australia

England's Stuart Broad defends his decision not to walk after edging the ball to slip in the first Ashes Test against Australia.
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UKIP chief executive leaves job

Monday, August 19th 2013, 20:58

The chief executive of the UK Independence Party leaves his post by "mutual agreement", a spokesman for the party says.
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Fulham complete Parker signing

Monday, August 19th 2013, 18:17
related places: Fulham, Tottenham

Fulham complete the signing of England midfielder Scott Parker from Tottenham for an undisclosed fee.
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Row after journalist's partner held

Monday, August 19th 2013, 17:38
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: Heathrow, London

The police come under mounting pressure to explain why the partner of a journalist who was leaked files by Edward Snowden was held for nine hours under terror laws.
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Carberry gets England T20 call

Monday, August 19th 2013, 17:30
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Hampshire

Hampshire opener Michael Carberry is named in the England squad for two Twenty20 matches against Australia.
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Crime agency director-to-be quits

Monday, August 19th 2013, 14:36

The head of the fraud division of a new FBI-style UK body aimed at fighting crime has unexpectedly quit before he even started.
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Wiggins to quit road for track

Monday, August 19th 2013, 12:20

Britain's Bradley Wiggins says he will quit road racing at the end of next season in order to return to the track.
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Top Chinese forensic scientist quits

Monday, August 19th 2013, 10:47
related countries: China China

Chinese forensic scientist Wang Xuemei, who questioned evidence over the murder of a British businessman, quits because of her doubts about a separate case.
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Spinner Panesar to leave Sussex

Monday, August 19th 2013, 10:34

Sussex announce they will allow England spinner Monty Panesar to leave the club at the end of the season.
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British warship docks in Gibraltar

Monday, August 19th 2013, 9:23
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain

HMS Westminster arrives in Gibraltar a day after Spanish fishermen protested about a concrete reef put there by the British territory's government.
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Mid-East turmoil 'to last decades'

Monday, August 19th 2013, 8:20

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague says it will take "years or maybe decades" for the turmoil in the Middle East to "play itself out".
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CBI increases UK growth forecast

Monday, August 19th 2013, 7:33

The CBI business lobby group increases its forecast for UK economic growth for 2013 from 1% to 1.2%, but warns it is "still early days" for the recovery.
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Goulding secures first UK number one

Monday, August 19th 2013, 7:28
related places: Burn

Singer Ellie Goulding says it "means the world" to her to achieve her first UK number one single with Burn.
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Peru drugs case to go to prosecutor

Monday, August 19th 2013, 4:14
related countries: Peru Peru

The Peruvian investigation into drug trafficking claims against two UK women is due to be passed to prosecutors later so formal charges can be made.
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British embassy in Yemen reopens

Sunday, August 18th 2013, 14:55
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

The British embassy in the Yemeni capital Sanaa reopens after it was closed for nearly two weeks amid "increased security concerns".
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Spanish boats protest off Gibraltar

Sunday, August 18th 2013, 11:56
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain

Spanish fishermen sail into disputed waters off Gibraltar to protest over an artificial reef placed there by the British territory's government.
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England call up Kerrigan and Woakes

Sunday, August 18th 2013, 8:21

Uncapped Simon Kerrigan and Chris Woakes are named in the England squad for the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval.
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Trott wants changes to review system

Sunday, August 18th 2013, 6:03

England's Jonathan Trott says the controversial decision review system should be changed to help batsmen.
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Hague urges end to Egypt violence

Saturday, August 17th 2013, 22:05
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Foreign Secretary William Hague urges an end to violence in Egypt in a telephone call with his Egyptian counterpart, the UK Foreign Office says.
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UK 'deep concern' at Egypt violence

Saturday, August 17th 2013, 20:11
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The British government says it is "deeply concerned" about the violence in Egypt, which has left hundreds dead after clashes in the country.
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Police 'doubt' Peru women's claims

Saturday, August 17th 2013, 11:25
related countries: Peru Peru, Spain Spain

Spanish police say they do not believe two UK residents were forced into attempting to smuggle drugs out of Peru.
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Youth jobs schemes 'not working'

Friday, August 16th 2013, 23:14

Youth unemployment schemes run by the UK government are not helping people find work, the group representing English local councils says.
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EU asked to monitor Gibraltar border

Friday, August 16th 2013, 17:16
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain

Britain asks the EU to send a team to Gibraltar urgently "to gather evidence" on extra border checks at the centre of a row with Spain.
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Briton Gemili powers into 200m final

Friday, August 16th 2013, 16:40

Adam Gemili runs under 20 seconds for the 200m to qualify with Usain Bolt for Saturday's World Championships final.
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Twitter trolls attack Gibraltar chief

Friday, August 16th 2013, 15:22
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain

Gibraltar's chief minister is the second politician this week to say they have been targeted by abusive messages from Spanish Twitter users, as the row continues over the British overseas territory.
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Foster withdraws from Moscow museum

Friday, August 16th 2013, 14:30
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Renowned British architect Norman Foster has resigned from a proposed expansion to the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow.
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Australia stakes claim on Stubbs duo

Friday, August 16th 2013, 10:25
related countries: Australia Australia

The National Gallery of Australia insists it has a greater claim to two 18th Century paintings by George Stubbs of a dingo and a kangaroo than a UK museum seeking funds to buy them.
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Isinbayeva must face action - Hazel

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 23:42

Yelena Isinbayeva's role as a Youth Olympic ambassador should be reviewed following her anti-gay comments, says British athlete Louise Hazel.
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VIDEO: At home with Naughty Boy

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 23:04
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

British Pakistani music producer Naughty Boy charts his unconventional rise to the top - with a little help from his mum and dad.
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Fixed lane-hogging fines in force

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 23:00

Careless and inconsiderate drivers across Britain who hog lanes or tailgate can now be punished with on-the-spot police fines of £100 and points.
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Government wants bins 'out of sight'

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 23:00

The government is pressing councils to ensure new housing developments in England include sufficient space to store household bins out of sight.
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Bresnan ruled out for rest of summer

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 19:21

England and Yorkshire pace bowler Tim Bresnan will miss the rest of the summer through injury, the ECB announces.
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Coleman wants Wales contract sorted

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 15:32

Chris Coleman wants his long-term future as Wales manager to be sorted out with the Football Association of Wales.
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Wal-Mart cuts its sales forecast

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 15:08

The world's biggest retailer, Wal-Mart, which owns the UK chain Asda, revises down its sales expectations for the year.
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Romanian and Bulgarian jobs up 26%

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 14:28
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, Romania Romania

The number of Romanians and Bulgarians working in the UK rose by nearly 26% to 141,000 between April and June, figures show.
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