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Firefighters to stage more strikes

Friday, October 25th 2013, 12:57

Firefighters in England and Wales are to strike on 1 and 4 November in a row over pensions, the Fire Brigades Union says.
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Al-Shabab commander 'had time in UK'

Friday, October 25th 2013, 9:44
related countries: Somalia Somalia, United States United States

A senior Islamist militant who was the target of a recent abortive US special forces raid in Somalia had spent time in the UK, his friends tell the BBC.
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Prince Charles 'prison' claim denied

Friday, October 25th 2013, 9:34

Clarence House denies reports that the Prince of Wales believes becoming king will be a form of prison.
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Greenland allows huge iron ore mine

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 23:52
related countries: China China, Greenland Greenland

Greenland gives UK-based London Mining a 30-year licence to build and operate an iron ore mine, employing up to 3,000 mainly Chinese workers.
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Scottish Power raises prices by 8.6%

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 14:50

Scottish Power has announced a price rise of 8.6% on dual-fuel energy bills in the same week as being hit by a penalty for its sales tactics.
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Portuguese police reopen McCann case

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 13:23
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Portuguese police reopen their inquiry into the disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann, saying there are "new lines of inquiry".
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Sculptor Sir Anthony Caro dies

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 12:24

British sculptor Sir Anthony Caro, widely regarded as one of the greatest of his generation, dies at the age of 89.
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Dornan 'set for Fifty Shades lead'

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 10:20

British actor Jamie Dornan is in talks to replace Charlie Hunnam in the forthcoming film adaptation of erotic bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey.
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Poor care risk 'at 1 in 4 hospitals'

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 8:30

A quarter of hospital trusts in England are at raised risk of providing poor care, a review by the regulator shows.
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Call for free vitamins for children

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 6:53

England's chief medical officer says people should feel "profoundly ashamed" of a "very worrying picture" of children's health and backs a free vitamins scheme.
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Clegg promises 'champion' heads

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 0:09

Nick Clegg will promise to set up a "champions league" of head teachers to be brought in to sort out failing schools in England, in a speech later.
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VIDEO: EU red tape 'mountain' for business

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 23:32
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

British entrepreneur Roger George says European red tape is a constant drain on his shop in Brussels.
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Ethiopia's leather industry booming

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 23:14
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopia's hide industry bids to grow with UK help
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Break vital for Robshaw - Lancaster

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 21:15
related places: Lancaster

Stuart Lancaster says Chris Robshaw was right to take a summer break even though he could have lost the England captaincy.
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Grangemouth chemical plant to close

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 19:35
related places: Grangemouth

The operator of the giant Grangemouth complex in central Scotland says the site's petrochemical plant is to close.
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Author tops black influence list

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 19:34

Children's author Malorie Blackman is named at the top of the Powerlist, a list of the UK's most influential black figures.
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Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 16:14
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A list of almost 50 people from Britain who have links to Somali militants al-Shabab - and related organisations - is compiled by the BBC.
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Private christening for baby prince

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 16:02
related places: Cambridge, London

The christening of Prince George, the son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and third in line to the throne, has taken place in London.
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Robshaw to captain England in autumn

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 15:46

Chris Robshaw will captain England in their forthcoming autumn Test series after holding off the challenge of Tom Wood.
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Bake Off final gets BBC Two record

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 15:30

BBC Two scores its biggest audience in a decade as judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood crowned the winner of the fourth series of The Great British Bake Off.
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Nude Turner Prize model criticised

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 15:13

A Turner Prize sculpture of a nude man causes controversy among schools in Northern Ireland.
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VIDEO: 'Afghan Sandhurst' launched in Kabul

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 14:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul, Sandhurst

A military academy, based on Sandhurst in the UK, has launched in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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I have been treated unfairly - Hock

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 13:14

Gareth Hock believes his breach of discipline was not serious enough for him to be removed from England's World Cup squad.
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IPL move will benefit England - Broad

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 10:07

England's T20 captain Stuart Broad expects letting England players sign up to the IPL to improve his team.
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Sciver hat-trick in England victory

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 6:14
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Natalie Sciver takes a hat-trick as England's women beat New Zealand to reach the final of their Twenty20 tri-series.
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Show parking accounts, councils told

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 23:04

Councils in England must publish annual parking-charge accounts if they want to prove they are not a "cash cow", MPs say.
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Syria opposition urged to join talks

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 20:34
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

Syria's moderate opposition should "commit itself fully" to planned peace talks, ministers from the Friends of Syria group of countries say.
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Major calls for energy windfall tax

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 17:01

Former prime minister Sir John Major calls for a windfall tax on the profits of the UK's top energy firms.
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Energy bosses called before MPs

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 14:30

Bosses from the UK's six biggest energy firms are being called before MPs to give evidence about recent price rises.
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'Go home' vans not good idea - May

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 13:32

Vans telling illegal immigrants to "go home" or face arrest will not be rolled out across the UK, Home Secretary Theresa May says.
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Scottish Power to pay £8.5m penalty

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 8:35

Scottish Power is to pay customers £8.5m after an investigation by industry regulator Ofgem into its doorstep and telephone selling.
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VIDEO: Key Syria talks to open in London

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 5:52
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

Arab and Western foreign ministers are to meet Syrian opposition officials in London in an effort to persuade them to attend upcoming peace talks.
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Cyber defence unit 'may use hackers'

Monday, October 21st 2013, 20:51

The head of the UK's new Joint Cyber Reserve Unit says he would consider recruiting convicted hackers, if they passed national security vetting.
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Man admits murder and mosque blasts

Monday, October 21st 2013, 20:06
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Birmingham

A Ukrainian student admits murdering an 82-year-old mosque-goer in Birmingham - less than a week after arriving in the UK on a work placement.
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Nuclear plant hailed as 'good deal'

Monday, October 21st 2013, 17:24

Energy Secretary Ed Davey defends building the UK's first nuclear station in a generation as "a very good deal for Britain" but environmentalists say the money could be better spent on renewables.
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Nuclear power plant gets go-ahead

Monday, October 21st 2013, 11:13
related countries: China China

The government has signed a deal for the construction of Hinkley Point C, the UK's first nuclear station in a generation.
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Polish film Ida wins double awards

Monday, October 21st 2013, 8:21
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: London

Holocaust drama Ida wins best film at the Warsaw Film Festival but Polish director Paweł Pawlikowski misses the ceremony to accept the same prize in London.
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VIDEO: New witness in Alps tourist murders

Monday, October 21st 2013, 7:07

A witness who claims to have seen the car thought to have been involved in the murder of three members of a British family in the Alps, has spoken publicly for the first time.
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Legoland owner to join stock market

Monday, October 21st 2013, 7:06

Merlin Entertainments, the UK company that owns Legoland, Madame Tussauds and Alton Towers, says it plans to list its shares on the stock market.
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Hodgson & Ferdinand join FA commission

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 18:35

England boss Roy Hodgson and ex-captain Rio Ferdinand are named on the FA's commission to improve the national team.
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Tories reject Clegg free school plan

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 17:51

Tory education minister Elizabeth Truss rejects calls by Lib Dem Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg for tighter controls on free schools in England.
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Schools rift 'not a crisis' - Clegg

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 15:49

The deputy prime minister distances the Liberal Democrats from the government's free schools policy, but insists there is no "great coalition crisis" over the issue.
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Family musical wins theatre awards

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 14:49

A new stage musical by the writer of Calendar Girls wins two prizes at the UK Theatre Awards, which reward the best of British regional theatre.
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Welby makes detour to Kenya

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 14:37
related countries: Iceland Iceland, Kenya Kenya
related places: Canterbury, London

The Archbishop of Canterbury is meeting fellow archbishops from the conservative Gafcon movement in Kenya after making a detour on his way from London to Iceland.
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Sunday, October 20th 2013, 14:05
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The Combined Maritime Force, under British command, catches pirates believed to have been responsible for two attacks off the Somali coast.
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Sykes wins World Superbike title

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 12:36

Tom Sykes becomes the fourth British winner of the World Superbike Championship having missed out by half a point in 2012.
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Bank 'has room to raise UK rates'

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 11:39

The Bank of England could raise interest rates a "fair amount" without hurting borrowers, according to one of its policymakers.
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Depp gives award to Christopher Lee

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 9:44

Actor Sir Christopher Lee says receiving his British Institute Fellowship from Johnny Depp was a "very emotional moment", as Ida, a depiction of the Holocaust, wins the best film prize at London Film Festival.
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'Clampdown' on UK-US child abusers

Sunday, October 20th 2013, 9:21
related countries: United States United States

Online child abusers will be targeted in a new international agency as Police Minister Damien Green flies to US to seal the deal.
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Vets raise fears over rabies threat

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 23:43

Scientists are warning that the rabies threat to the UK has increased following changes to quarantine rules.
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Alps murders police 'covering up'

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 23:09
related countries: France France

The brother of a Briton among four people killed in the Alps denies arranging the murders, and says French police do not want to find a French culprit.
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Italy stun England before World Cup

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 18:46
related countries: Italy Italy

England suffer a shock defeat by Italy only one week before the start of the Rugby League World Cup.
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Salmond: 'Scotland's time is now'

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 17:43

SNP leader Alex Salmond tells his party conference it is "time for independence" and that the case for voting yes will be made on 26 November.
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HS2 will benefit UK, says minister

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 15:24

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin says the HS2 project will benefit the whole UK, after figures suggested some areas would be worse off if it was built.
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Dyke defends FA commission make-up

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 15:08

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke responds to criticism of the make-up of his England commission.
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FA accused over all-white commission

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 9:01

The Football Association has been accused of letting down black and ethnic minority people by its only female board member.
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RBS decision imminent, says Osborne

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 7:03
related places: Osborne

George Osborne expects to make a decision about how to break up the state-controlled Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in "the next two or three weeks", he tells the Daily Telegraph.
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GP exam 'unfair to minorities'

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 5:01

British ethnic minority doctors are four times more likely than white candidates to fail their clinical GP exam, an investigation commissioned by the General Medical Council finds.
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Townsend signs new Tottenham contract

Friday, October 18th 2013, 17:32
related places: London, Tottenham

Tottenham's England winger Andros Townsend signs a new four-year contract with the London club.
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Hodgson joke a compliment - Townsend

Friday, October 18th 2013, 16:02

England winger Andros Townsend describes the joke Roy Hodgson told that prompted a race row as a "compliment".
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SNP pledges energy bill cut post Yes

Friday, October 18th 2013, 16:00

Scotland's deputy first minister Nicola Sturgeon unveils plans to cut energy bills by 5% a year in an independent Scotland.
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Mourinho surprised Terry quit England

Friday, October 18th 2013, 15:43

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho believes John Terry may have been too hasty by announcing his England retirement.
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McCartney plays surprise London gig

Friday, October 18th 2013, 14:58
related places: Covent Garden, London

Sir Paul McCartney delivers an impromptu gig in Covent Garden during the lunchtime rush.
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UK Muslims warned of militant threat

Friday, October 18th 2013, 13:04
related countries: Somalia Somalia

British Muslims who speak out against extremism are being warned they could be targeted by members of the Somali militant group al-Shabaab.
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Biggest petrol price fall since 2008

Friday, October 18th 2013, 12:32

The AA says petrol prices have recorded their biggest monthly fall since 2008, taking the average cost of a litre of fuel to 132.16p.
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Keep talk in dressing room - Wenger

Friday, October 18th 2013, 11:55

Arsene Wenger says Roy Hodgson's half-time comments in England's World Cup qualifier should have stayed in the dressing room.
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Two face MP phone theft charges

Friday, October 18th 2013, 11:17

Sun journalist Nick Parker and a second man will be charged by police over the theft of Labour MP Siobhain McDonagh's mobile phone in 2010.
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AUDIO: UK 'will give us a place to sleep'

Friday, October 18th 2013, 10:17
related countries: Syria Syria

5 live's Lesley Ashmall speaks to Syrian refugees in Calais who are desperate to start a new life in Britain.
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Probation officers vote to strike

Friday, October 18th 2013, 9:43

Probation officers in England and Wales vote to strike over government privatisation plans.
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Hunt highlights plight of the lonely

Friday, October 18th 2013, 8:41

It is a source of "national shame" that as many as 800,000 people in England are "chronically lonely", Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is to say.
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Litigation 'could paralyse' military

Friday, October 18th 2013, 7:28

A "sustained legal assault" on British forces could have "catastrophic consequences" for the safety of the nation, an influential think tank warns.
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London Mayor Boris Johnson sparks Chinese interest

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 23:38
related countries: China China
related places: London

London's mayor wins over young admirers in China
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VIDEO: China key to Britain's nuclear plans

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 17:49
related countries: China China

The Chancellor has announced a deal with China allowing Chinese companies to take major stakes in the next generation of nuclear power stations in Britain.
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British Gas raises prices by 9.2%

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 17:33

British Gas is to increase prices for domestic customers, with a dual-fuel bill going up by 9.2% from 23 November.
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Six soldiers 'unlawfully killed'

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 15:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Six British soldiers who died in an Afghan bomb blast in March 2012 were "unlawfully killed on active service", a coroner rules.
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Work 'may be no way out of poverty'

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 14:59

Working parents in Britain no longer earn enough to "escape poverty", the government's social mobility tsar Alan Milburn warns in his first report.
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FA supports Hodgson over 'joke'

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 14:49
related countries: Poland Poland

The Football Association says England boss Roy Hodgson has its full support after claims he made an offensive joke.
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Osborne agrees to China nuclear deal

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 13:37
related countries: China China

The Chancellor, George Osborne, announces that the UK will allow Chinese companies to take a stake in British nuclear power plants.
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England will not be World Cup seed

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 12:45
related countries: Brazil Brazil

England rise to 10th in the Fifa rankings, but will not be one of eight seeded teams at next year's World Cup in Brazil.
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UK bank regulator joins forex probe

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 10:52

The UK's Financial Conduct Authority is joining a widening global investigation into possible manipulation of the foreign exchange markets.
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Hogstedt keen to coach Briton Robson

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 10:42

Maria Sharapova's former coach Thomas Hogstedt is interested in becoming British number one Laura Robson's new mentor.
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Scientist 'solves' yeti mystery

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 10:29

Research by a British scientist concludes the legendary Himalayan yeti may in fact be a sub-species of brown bear.
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Warning of future UK power shortages

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 3:58

The UK power system is likely to be stretched "close to its limits" in the coming years, a new report warns.
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UK 'timid' over Commonwealth summit

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 2:24
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The UK failed to take a "principled stand" when it agreed to allow Sri Lanka to host the forthcoming summit of Commonwealth leaders, MPs say.
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Hodgson plays down World Cup chances

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 16:43
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Manager Roy Hodgson says England are not one of the favourites to win next summer's World Cup in Brazil.
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JPMorgan fined $100m for trade loss

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 14:55
related countries: United States United States

JP Morgan receives a fine of $100m (£62.4m) from US regulators over its "London Whale" trading loss and admits its traders acted recklessly.
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UK jobless total falls to 2.49m

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 14:53

The number of unemployed in the UK fell by 18,000 to 2.49 million in the June-August period and employment hit a record high.
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Call to speed up tourist death probe

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 13:52
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Rochdale

Britain's High Commissioner in Sri Lanka calls for the investigation into death of a Rochdale man to be sped up.
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UK inmates lose right to vote ruling

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 11:57

Convicted murderers Peter Chester and George McGeoch lose their UK Supreme Court battle over the right to vote while in jail.
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England pick three uncapped centres

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 10:55

Joel Tomkins, Henry Trinder and Luther Burrell are all included in the England squad for next month's autumn Tests.
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Qualification Hodgson's proudest moment

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 9:10

England manager Roy Hodgson says qualifying for the World Cup is his proudest moment in football.
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NSA leaks journalist leaves Guardian

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 6:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: Guardian

Glenn Greenwald, who reported data leaked by US whistleblower Edward Snowden, says he is leaving the Guardian newspaper for a 'dream' opportunity.
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Trott rejects Lehmann criticism

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 6:08
related countries: Australia Australia

England batsman Jonathan Trott rejects criticism from Australia coach Darren Lehmann ahead of the return Ashes series.
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Trauma and drowning killed GB sailor

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 0:37
related countries: United States United States
related places: May

British Olympic sailing champion Andrew Simpson died from blunt trauma and drowning when his yacht capsized in the US in May, a medical examiner's report rules.
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Mental health services 'in crisis'

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 23:15

The mental health service in England is in crisis, says a leading psychiatrist, as a BBC investigation finds acute beds closing and bed occupancy at 100% in some areas.
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Belgium 1-1 Wales

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 22:04
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Captain Aaron Ramsey strikes late on as battling Wales earn a draw away to 2014 World Cup qualifiers Belgium.
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England 2-0 Poland

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 21:32
related countries: Poland Poland

Goals from Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard see England beat Poland and secure a place at the 2014 World Cup.
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British racing driver Edwards killed

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 16:29
related countries: Australia Australia

British racing driver Sean Edwards is killed in a crash at the Queensland Raceway in Australia.
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Charles Taylor transferred to UK

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 16:11
related countries: Liberia Liberia

Ex-Liberian President Charles Taylor arrives in the UK to serve the remainder of his 50-year prison sentence for war crimes.
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 15:15
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier described as "the brightest and the best" has been killed by enemy fire while on patrol in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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