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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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Olympic ceremony parachutist killed

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 13:45

The British stuntman who parachuted into the London 2012 opening ceremony as James Bond is killed in a wingsuit flying accident in Switzerland.
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Hot weather boosts July retail sales

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 9:52

Retail sales in the UK jumped by 1.1% between June and July, boosted by hot weather and adding to hopes of a sustained economic recovery.
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'Better drug checks needed' in Ibiza

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 8:01
related countries: Peru Peru

The British Consulate in Ibiza says police on the island should do more to stop drug smuggling after two women are arrested in Peru.
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Goal a dream come true - Lambert

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 7:02

Rickie Lambert says it was a "dream come true" after scoring the winning goal for England with his first touch in international football.
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Scots 'missed chance to be heroes'

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 22:34

Gordon Strachan says his Scotland side blew a chance to be talked about for 40 years by losing 3-2 to England.
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Wales 0-0 Republic of Ireland

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 21:33
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Spain Spain

Republic of Ireland miss two late chances as their friendly against Wales in Cardiff ends goalless.
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England 3-2 Scotland

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 21:29

Rickie Lambert heads a winner with his first touch in international football to give England victory over Scotland.
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'London whale' traders charged in US

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 19:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

Authorities in the US have charged two JP Morgan Chase traders with fraud in connection to the $6.2bn "London whale" trading losses in 2012.
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UK unemployment falls back slightly

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 15:17

UK unemployment falls by 4,000 in the three months to June to 2.51 million, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
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Vivien Leigh archive acquired by V&A

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 14:49
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: London, Victoria

London's Victoria and Albert Museum acquires the archive of Oscar-winning British actress Vivien Leigh.
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Rutherford defends Worlds selection

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 12:43

Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford defends his selection for the World Championships after failing to make the final.
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No 10 lobbied on Afghan interpreters

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 11:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Campaigners deliver a petition to Downing Street calling for Afghan interpreters who work with UK forces to be allowed to settle in Britain.
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Gibraltar: Spain 'can't trust' UK

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 10:24
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain

A top Spanish foreign policy official has said it is difficult to trust the UK, amid a dispute between the two countries over Gibraltar.
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Gerrard backs Wilshere as successor

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 9:57

England's Steven Gerrard believes Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere can earn 100 caps and succeed him as England captain.
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VIDEO: All-Ireland fleadh under way in Derry

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 9:32
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Derry

The fleadh is the biggest festival of Irish music and culture anywhere in the world and for the first time in its 60 year history it is being held in Northern Ireland.
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Rights of mentally ill 'violated'

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 0:05

The basic rights of some mental health patients in England are being "violated" because of a shortage of beds in psychiatric units, MPs say.
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BP sues US over ban on new contracts

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 21:44
related countries: United States United States

UK oil giant BP is suing the US government for blocking the company from new federal contracts.
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VIDEO: Video released of Peru arrest women

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 21:18
related countries: Peru Peru

Police in Peru have released video footage of their interview with two women, one British, one Irish, arrested on suspicion of drug smuggling.
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Star pupil stabbed to death by gang

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 16:51
related places: London

A 16-year-old pupil with a "very bright future" is stabbed to death by a gang in east London in what police believe was an unprovoked attack.
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UK inflation rate falls to 2.8%

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 14:14

The rate of consumer price index inflation fell to 2.8% in July, down from 2.9% in June, official figures show.
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Rail fares 'to increase by 4.1%'

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 13:58

Commuters in England face an average 4.1% rise in the cost of regulated rail fares, including season tickets, as inflation figures are announced.
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House price inflation rises further

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 13:58

The rate of house price inflation in the UK is continuing to rise, according to official statistics.
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Rare Tibet photos auctioned in UK

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 13:57

Rare photographs and artefacts from a British military expedition into Tibet in 1904 are auctioned in the UK.
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Rivalry just as intense - Strachan

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 13:00
related places: Strachan

Scotland boss Gordon Strachan thinks the match against England will be competitive despite it being a friendly.
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West Ham sign Liverpool's Downing

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 12:18
related places: Liverpool

West Ham United sign England winger Stewart Downing for a fee of about £5m from Liverpool on a four-year deal.
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E.On profits hurt by Europe crisis

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 8:45

E.On, one of the UK's "big six" energy suppliers, has reported a fall in profits for the second quarter as the financial crisis in Europe hit demand for power.
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Cook targets historic Oval victory

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 7:16
related places: Durham

England captain Alastair Cook eyes a 4-0 series triumph after his side seal the Ashes with a 74-run victory in Durham.
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Broad stars as England win Ashes

Monday, August 12th 2013, 18:48

An inspired spell from Stuart Broad catapults England to victory in the fourth Test and seals an Ashes series win.
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Firms 'must recruit more UK workers'

Monday, August 12th 2013, 16:30

Labour urges companies to "do their bit" to ensure they recruit more workers from the UK, but the coalition says the party lacks credibility on the issue.
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Monday, August 12th 2013, 16:28
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain

The UK government is considering "unprecedented" legal action against Spain over additional checks at the Gibraltar border.
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Rooney's 'mind is fine' - Hodgson

Monday, August 12th 2013, 14:06

England manager Roy Hodgson expects Wayne Rooney to put his club troubles aside to possibly start against Scotland.
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Labour amends foreign workers speech

Monday, August 12th 2013, 12:47

Labour's immigration spokesman modifies planned criticisms of Next and Tesco over claims they favoured Eastern European workers over Britons.
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Ships sail ahead of Gibraltar visit

Monday, August 12th 2013, 10:59
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain

A Royal Navy deployment, which will include a stop at Gibraltar, will leave UK ports over the next two days, amid tensions between Spain and the UK.
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PM urges UK to 'get behind fracking'

Monday, August 12th 2013, 9:12

The whole of the country must "get behind fracking", which deserves "real public support" once its benefits are explained, says David Cameron.
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Murdered Briton mother in China plea

Monday, August 12th 2013, 6:21
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

The mother of a British businessman killed in China in a case that felled top leader Bo Xilai urges "substantive" help from Beijing for his family.
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VIDEO: 'Rancadore is a top Mafia boss'

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 21:51
related countries: Italy Italy

An Italian judge has told the BBC that a man arrested in Britain is one of the Mafia's "top bosses".
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In the Cosa Nostra heartland of UK Mafia boss

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 18:05

What Sicily remembers of the Mafia boss found in the UK
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Miley Cyrus tops UK singles chart

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 18:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Stop

American pop singer Miley Cyrus tops the singles chart with We Can't Stop - the first time one of her songs has hit number one in the UK.
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Bolt wins world 100m title in Moscow

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 17:56

Jamaica's Olympic champion Usain Bolt regains the 100m world title as he runs 9.77 seconds to win the final in Moscow.
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Bell century gives England edge

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 17:56

Ian Bell's third century of the Ashes series helps England open up a lead of 202 in an engrossing fourth Test.
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UK wages drop among worst in Europe

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 17:14

Wages in the UK have seen one of the largest falls in the European Union during the economic downturn, according to official figures.
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UK aid seized by Somali militants

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 14:55
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Humanitarian aid worth £480,000 - funded by UK taxpayers - was seized by al-Qaeda-linked militants in Somalia, the Department for International Development confirms.
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Police call for calm ahead of parade

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 12:47

Police in Northern Ireland appeal for calm ahead of a controversial republican parade later, two days after 56 officers were injured during loyalist protests.
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Cable: RBS share sale five years off

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 9:46

The taxpayer's 81% stake in Royal Bank of Scotland will not be sold off in the next five years, according to Business Secretary Vince Cable.
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England can take back control - Broad

Saturday, August 10th 2013, 21:14

Stuart Broad insists England can take back control of the fourth Ashes Test despite a poor first two days.
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