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Federer outclasses Nishikori

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 16:20
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: London

Swiss world number two Roger Federer overcame Kei Nishikori 6-3 6-2 at the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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UK backs EU migrant welfare ruling

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 16:10

A European Court of Justice ruling backing Germany's attempts to restrict unemployed migrants' rights to welfare is welcomed by David Cameron.
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Bulgaria unveils Markov statue

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 16:04
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria
related places: London

Bulgaria's president unveils a statue to dissident playwright Georgi Markov, murdered in central London in what became known as the "umbrella killing".
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Vodafone to offer broadband and TV

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 11:32

Vodafone is to launch UK broadband and TV services in the spring to compete with rivals such as BT, Virgin and Sky.
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Lawrence walks Hunger Games red carpet

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 10:37
related places: London

Jennifer Lawrence joins castmates at the world premiere of the penultimate Hunger Games movie, Mockingjay Part 1, in London.
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Payday loan charges cap announced

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 9:23

A cap on the amount that payday lenders can charge their customers is announced by the City regulator.
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Rooney an England great - Lineker

Monday, November 10th 2014, 23:29

Former England captain Gary Lineker says Wayne Rooney deserves to be recognised as one of the nation's greatest players.
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Dominant Djokovic dismantles Cilic

Monday, November 10th 2014, 21:58
related places: London

World number one Novak Djokovic sweeps past Marin Cilic 6-1 6-1 at the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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Cameron: No 'Cold War' with Russia

Monday, November 10th 2014, 20:53
related countries: Russia Russia

The UK is not seeking another Cold War with Russia, but Britain must stand up for its values, Prime Minister David Cameron has said.
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Wembley chief in pitch admission

Monday, November 10th 2014, 16:14
related places: Wembley

Wembley chief says he is "slightly disappointed" by issues with the pitch but promises a "good surface" for England's next game.
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UK drone makes first strike in Iraq

Monday, November 10th 2014, 15:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The UK carried out its first drone attack on Islamic State militants in Iraq over the weekend, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Wawrinka crushes Berdych in London

Monday, November 10th 2014, 15:46
related places: London

Stan Wawrinka crushes Tomas Berdych 6-1 6-1 on the second day of the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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Cameron: EU vote won't harm economy

Monday, November 10th 2014, 15:04

David Cameron tells the CBI's annual conference that the prospect of an EU referendum is not damaging the UK economy.
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Gherkin sold to Brazilian billionaire

Monday, November 10th 2014, 11:57
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: London

One of London's most distinctive office buildings, the Gherkin, has been bought by a Brazilian group for more than £700m.
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VIDEO: Stars 'go Scottish' at MTV EMAs

Monday, November 10th 2014, 8:07
related places: Glasgow

One Direction top the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards with three prizes at Glasgow's SSE Hydro Arena.
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Matt Berry toast of comedy awards

Monday, November 10th 2014, 7:18

Comic actor Matt Berry is in the running for a clutch of British Comedy Awards for his sitcom Toast, as well as for two other roles.
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BME coaching numbers 'appalling'

Monday, November 10th 2014, 6:30

Sports Minister Helen Grant is "worried" as a study shows only 19 black and ethnic minority coaches have top roles in England.
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'British jihadist' killed in Iraq

Sunday, November 9th 2014, 19:06
related countries: Iraq Iraq

British man Kabir Ahmed is reported to have died while carrying out a suicide bombing that killed a senior Iraqi police official near Baghdad.
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Nation falls silent in remembrance

Sunday, November 9th 2014, 17:07
related places: London

The Queen leads the nation in remembering fallen service personnel, as Remembrance Sunday services are held across the UK.
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Murray beaten by Nishikori in London

Sunday, November 9th 2014, 15:51
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: London, Nishikori

Britain's Andy Murray is beaten 6-4 6-4 by Japan's Kei Nishikori in the opening match of the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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Miliband warning over EU exit threat

Sunday, November 9th 2014, 12:02

Threats to leave the EU are a danger to the UK, Ed Miliband is to warn amid further reports suggesting some within Labour are questioning his position.
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Hodgson faces action over video

Sunday, November 9th 2014, 11:46

England hooker Josh Hodgson faces disciplinary action as a video emerges of the player smashing a door at a party.
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Australia win to send England out

Sunday, November 9th 2014, 7:19
related countries: Australia Australia, New Zealand New Zealand, Samoa Samoa
related places: Wollongong

England's Four Nations hopes end as Australia beat Samoa 44-18 in Wollongong to reach the final against New Zealand.
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Rooney captaincy worry for Hodgson

Saturday, November 8th 2014, 23:30

Manager Roy Hodgson is concerned that the England captaincy could prove to be a burden for striker Wayne Rooney.
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Lancaster optimistic despite NZ loss

Saturday, November 8th 2014, 21:19
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Coach Stuart Lancaster insists England are "not far away" from New Zealand after a 24-21 defeat by the world champions.
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Extension for part of poppy display

Saturday, November 8th 2014, 20:32
related places: London

A key part of the World War One poppy display at the Tower of London is to remain in place until the end of November, David Cameron says.
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Osborne defends claim over EU budget

Saturday, November 8th 2014, 18:45

The chancellor defends his claim that the UK's £1.7bn EU budget surcharge had been halved, after he was accused of "smoke and mirrors".
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Wales 28-33 Australia

Saturday, November 8th 2014, 16:42

Australia come from behind to beat Wales for the 10th successive time in a thrilling game at the Millennium Stadium.
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New Zealand 16-14 England

Saturday, November 8th 2014, 9:47
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand win a thrilling encounter in Dunedin to reach the Four Nations final and leave England close to elimination.
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Attwood eyes 'dream' win over NZ

Friday, November 7th 2014, 23:00
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Twickenham

New dad Dave Attwood says he is looking to cap a "dream" week by helping England beat New Zealand at Twickenham.
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Four held over alleged terror plot

Friday, November 7th 2014, 18:44
related places: London

Four men from London and Buckinghamshire were arrested overnight by officers investigating an alleged Islamist terror plot, police say.
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Osborne's EU budget claim challenged

Friday, November 7th 2014, 18:18

Chancellor George Osborne's claim to have halved the UK's £1.7bn EU budget surcharge is challenged by his EU counterparts.
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Cameron holds firm on £1.7bn EU bill

Friday, November 7th 2014, 13:34

David Cameron says the UK will not pay a £1.7bn budget surcharge to the EU in full as a compromise agreement on staggering the fees is put forward.
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UK agencies 'spied on lawyers'

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 20:44

British intelligence agencies have policies allowing staff to access confidential communications between lawyers and their clients, official documents reveal.
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I owe it all to my mum - Berahino

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 18:51

West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino says he owes his first senior England call-up to his mother.
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Wembley hosts back-to-back NFL games

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 16:30
related places: London, Wembley

Wembley will host NFL games on back-to-back Sundays in 2015 as part of a new deal for three London games.
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WBA's Berahino gets England call-up

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 12:33
related countries: Slovenia Slovenia

Saido Berahino is named in the England squad to play Slovenia in a Euro 2016 qualifier at Wembley on 15 November.
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UK banks to face competition inquiry

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 11:49

A competition inquiry that could result in a major shake-up of banks' current accounts and small business banking has been launched.
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Rokoduguni to make England debut

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 11:07
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Bath, Twickenham

Bath's Semesa Rokoduguni will make his England debut against world champions New Zealand at Twickenham on Saturday.
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EU commissioner urges calm over bill

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 10:47

The UK's new European Commissioner Lord Hill calls for a period of calm in the row over David Cameron's refusal to pay a £1.7bn tax-contribution bill to the EU.
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'Ethical duty' to cut NHS waste

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 10:36

Doctors have an ethical duty to prevent waste in the NHS, says a report by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges - which also points to potential savings of nearly £2bn.
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No Carter but Williams in NZ team

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 8:09
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Fly-half Dan Carter misses out on a place in the New Zealand team to face England on Saturday but Sonny Bill Williams starts at 12.
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Clegg seeking Northern rail boost

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 0:53
related places: London

Commuters in the north of England are using "decrepit" trains that would be unacceptable in London, Nick Clegg is to claim as he pushes for more investment.
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Sainsbury's and Netto start new chain

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 0:01
related countries: Denmark Denmark

UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's hopes to take on discount rivals Aldi and Lidl as it opens the first of 15 stores with Danish discount chain Netto.
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VIDEO: Libyan cadet claims 'poor treatment'

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 22:35
related countries: Libya Libya

A Libyan soldier has spoken to BBC News from the Cambridgeshire barracks at the centre of Britain's controversial training mission for the Libyan army.
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Libyan cadet claims 'poor treatment'

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 22:11
related countries: Libya Libya

A Libyan soldier speaks exclusively to BBC News from the Cambridgeshire barracks at the centre of Britain's controversial training mission for the Libyan army.
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British troops to boost Iraq training

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 16:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The UK is to boost its presence in Iraq, deploying military trainers to help local forces battling against Islamic State extremists.
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Mayor warns against London arts cuts

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 16:32
related places: London

London mayor Boris Johnson says it would be "an act of sabotage" to follow the advice of MPs to shift some arts funding from London to the regions.
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New EU migrants 'add £5bn to UK'

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 15:11

Immigrants from the 10 countries which joined the EU in 2004 contributed more to the UK than they took out in benefits, according to a new study.
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Sierra Leone gets UK Ebola centre

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 11:32
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
related places: Freetown

A British-run facility to treat people with Ebola is opening near the Sierra Leone capital, Freetown.
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Sending UK police to Calais ruled out

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 11:28
related countries: France France
related places: Calais

The government has ruled out sending British police to help tackle Calais’ “tremendous problem” with illegal immigration, declaring that security issues are "a matter for the French".
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VIDEO: Inside new Ebola treatment centre

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 6:48
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
related places: Kerry Town

Clive Myrie looks around a new, British army-built centre for treating people with Ebola in Kerry Town, Sierra Leone.
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Arts funding must be fairer, MPs say

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 3:34
related places: London

London's galleries, theatres and other arts organisations get a disproportionate share of public arts funding, a group of MPs concludes.
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Warning of 'insufficient' flood cash

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 2:44

Spending on flood protection in England is "insufficient" to maintain defences, the National Audit Office warns.
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Poll shows English devolution support

Wednesday, November 5th 2014, 0:08

Some 80% of people in England support having more powers devolved to local areas, a BBC poll on devolution suggests.
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EU's Juncker attacks PMs' behaviour

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 21:02
related countries: Italy Italy

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker criticises British and Italian leaders for their behaviour after a meeting last month.
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Libyan soldiers 'seek UK asylum'

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 19:32
related countries: Libya Libya

A "handful" of asylum applications have been made by Libyan soldiers being trained at a Cambridgeshire army base, the BBC understands.
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Anderson to miss Sri Lanka tour

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 19:25
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

James Anderson is out of England's one-day series against Sri Lanka later this month as he recovers from a knee injury.
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VIDEO: Family mourns HK murder victim

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 19:21
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

The father of one of the women found murdered in the Hong Kong flat of a British banker says they are struggling to come to terms with her death.
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North Korean art show avoids politics

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 18:28
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: How, London

How a group of North Korean artists see life in London
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Neon designer Chris Bracey dies

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 17:06
related countries: United States United States

Chris Bracey, the British artist and designer whose Gods Own Junkyard housed one of the largest collections of neon signs outside the US, dies aged 59.
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Ninja Turtles climb back to number one

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 15:40
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles returns to the top of the UK and Ireland film chart a week after it was knocked off the top spot by Brad Pitt's Fury.
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Laidlaw leads Scots against Argentina

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 12:25
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Gloucester scrum-half Greig Laidlaw will captain Scotland against Argentina in Grant Gilchrist's absence.
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Rangers' Macleod in Scotland squad

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 12:12
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Rangers midfielder Lewis Macleod is called into the Scotland squad to face Republic of Ireland and England.
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Wales' Davies misses Wallabies match

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 12:11
related countries: Australia Australia

George North plays centre for Wales against Australia after Jonathan Davies fails to recover from injury.
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Santander profits boosted by UK

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 12:08

The eurozone's largest bank, Santander, sees third-quarter profits jump by more than 50%, helped by better results in the UK.
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McNair gets Northern Ireland call-up

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 11:05
related countries: Romania Romania

Manchester United's Paddy McNair is in the Northern Ireland squad for the first time for the Euro 2016 qualifier in Romania.
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Channel 4 sweeps documentary awards

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 10:53

Channel 4's Educating Yorkshire and The Murder Trial are among the winners of this year's Grierson British Documentary Awards.
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HK murder victim's father speaks

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 10:09
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, Indonesia Indonesia

The father of one of the women found murdered in the Hong Kong flat of a British banker describes how he was left stunned by news of her brutal end.
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Baker quits as Home Office minister

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 9:56

Liberal Democrat MP Norman Baker resigns as a Home Office minister, saying working in the department is like "walking through mud".
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Eavis receives music industry award

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 22:44

Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis receives a Music Industry Trusts Award for his outstanding contribution to live music in the UK.
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Libyans sent home after sex assaults

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 21:18
related countries: Libya Libya

Libyan army cadets, training in the UK, are to return home early after an MP wrote to the MoD calling for the training to end.
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UK warned of EU bill interest charge

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 20:38

The UK faces interest charges of more than £3.5m next month if it refuses to make an additional £1.7bn payment to the European Union.
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UK-Iranian woman 'on hunger strike'

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 20:12
related countries: Iran Iran

A British-Iranian woman held in Iran after trying to watch a men's volleyball match is on hunger strike for the second time, her family says.
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UK downplays Merkel 'exit warning'

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 18:46
related countries: Germany Germany

The UK will pursue its "national interest" by seeking immigration changes despite German warnings about its future in the EU, George Osborne says.
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Elvis retrospective comes to the UK

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 17:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: London, Cadillac, Graceland

Elvis Presley's American Eagle jumpsuit and pink Cadillac are among items of memorabilia leaving Graceland for a new show at London's O2 Arena.
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Briton remanded over Hong Kong deaths

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 17:00

A 29-year-old British man accused of murdering two women in Hong Kong after their bodies were found in his apartment is remanded in custody.
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Murray to face Federer in London

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 15:57
related places: London

Andy Murray is drawn in the same group as Roger Federer for the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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VIDEO: Briton in court over Hong Kong deaths

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 15:20
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A 29-year-old British man accused of murdering two women in Hong Kong has been remanded in custody.
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Cumberbatch and Spall vie for award

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 13:38

Benedict Cumberbatch and Timothy Spall will compete for the best actor prize at this year's British Independent Film Awards.
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Ex-Labour minister Lord Barnett dies

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 10:19

Former Labour cabinet minister and creator of the formula for spending allocations within the UK, Lord Barnett, has died at the age of 91.
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Merkel 'would accept UK exit from EU'

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 8:53
related countries: Germany Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned David Cameron she would rather see the UK leave the EU than change freedom of movement rules, German press reports say.
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Hamilton happy to ‘outsmart’ Rosberg

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 7:35
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, United States United States

Lewis Hamilton says he "outsmarted" title rival Nico Rosberg on his way to making British racing history at the United States Grand Prix.
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VIDEO: Tackling extremism at its roots

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 6:39
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria
related places: London

A project in London is trying to stop the number of young people going to fight in Syria and Iraq by tackling extremism.
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'Living wage' raised by 20p an hour

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 0:00

The UK "living wage" - an hourly rate based on the amount needed to cover the basic costs of living - has been raised, benefitting 35,000 workers.
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Charles faces 'pirate' plaque row

Sunday, November 2nd 2014, 21:28
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Cartagena

Complaints have been voiced in the Colombian city of Cartagena over a plaque unveiled by Prince Charles recalling an 18th-century siege by a British admiral.
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Ed Sheeran tops UK singles chart

Sunday, November 2nd 2014, 19:01

Ed Sheeran's track Thinking Out Loud has topped the UK Official Singles Chart, 19 weeks after it first entered the top 40.
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Abuse inquiry 'can keep working'

Sunday, November 2nd 2014, 17:01

The inquiry into historical child abuse in the UK will continue its work, despite the resignation of the second person appointed to chair it, William Hague says.
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UK sets up three more Ebola labs

Sunday, November 2nd 2014, 15:46
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

The UK is setting up three new Ebola labs in Sierra Leone to help test blood samples and swabs for the deadly virus.
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Jail term for Iran volleyball woman

Sunday, November 2nd 2014, 12:21
related countries: Iran Iran

A British-Iranian woman arrested after trying to watch a men's volleyball match in Iran has been sentenced to a year in prison, her lawyer says.
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Salmond: Labour will 'pay the price'

Sunday, November 2nd 2014, 11:24

Labour in Scotland will pay the price "for a generation" for campaigning with the Conservatives in the independence referendum, Alex Salmond says.
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Public service held for Alice Gross

Sunday, November 2nd 2014, 11:17
related places: London

A public memorial ceremony takes place for 14-year-old Alice Gross who was murdered in west London in August.
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Briton held over Hong Kong murders

Saturday, November 1st 2014, 17:28
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

A British national has been arrested in Hong Kong after the bodies of two women were found in an apartment.
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Police cautions 'to be scrapped'

Saturday, November 1st 2014, 9:30

The use of police cautions - where those who commit minor offences are given a formal warning - is set to be scrapped in England and Wales.
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Wannabe is 'catchiest hit single'

Saturday, November 1st 2014, 2:33

Results from a citizen science online experiment suggests that the Spice Girls' Wannabe is the UK's catchiest hit single.
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UK travellers warned of terror threat

Saturday, November 1st 2014, 1:24

The Foreign Office warns British travellers they could be targeted by terrorists seeking revenge for UK air strikes against Islamic State militants.
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Firefighters strike over pensions

Friday, October 31st 2014, 20:17

Firefighters across England begin a four-day strike in a row over pensions during one of the service's busiest weekends of the year.
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Bodies found after fireworks blaze

Friday, October 31st 2014, 18:09
related places: Stafford

Two bodies are found in the wreckage of a blaze at a fireworks warehouse in Stafford.
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Warmest UK Halloween on record

Friday, October 31st 2014, 17:28

This year's Halloween is the warmest on record in the UK, with temperatures reaching as high as 23.5C, breaking the previous record of 20C.
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BBC refuses to make Top Gear apology

Friday, October 31st 2014, 15:27
related countries: Argentina Argentina

The BBC's Head of TV refuses to make a formal apology over a Top Gear special filmed in Argentina, after demands from the country's ambassador to the UK.
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