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Madeleine police interviews under way

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 12:28
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Portuguese police are joined by UK officers as they interview 11 people as part of their inquiries into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
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Surprise fall in UK manufacturing

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 11:30

UK manufacturing output unexpectedly fell 0.7% in October, hit by a decline in output in computer and electronics, according to official figures.
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VIDEO: Dewani prepares to return to UK

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 7:06
related countries: South Africa South Africa

British businessman Shrien Dewani is preparing to leave South Africa after a judge cleared him of arranging the murder of his wife on their honeymoon.
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Ebola nurse: Band Aid 'cringeworthy'

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 0:24

The British nurse who survived Ebola, William Pooley, says the “cultural ignorance” displayed in the Band Aid 30 lyrics is “cringeworthy”.
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Maternal death rates 'are falling'

Tuesday, December 9th 2014, 0:04

The proportion of women who die during pregnancy, and in the weeks afterwards, has fallen in the UK, figures show.
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Builders accused amid Qatar 2022 boom

Monday, December 8th 2014, 22:31
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Builders accused amid Qatar 2022 World Cup boom
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Diplomats guilty of tobacco fraud

Monday, December 8th 2014, 16:36
related countries: The Gambia The Gambia
related places: London

Gambian diplomats who sold tax-free tobacco from their London embassy are found guilty of cheating the UK taxpayer out of almost £4.8m.
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'Pay benefits faster' to cut hunger

Monday, December 8th 2014, 16:30

An income squeeze, benefit delays and high utility bills are blamed by a cross-party committee of MPs for a rise in hunger in the UK.
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Frozen is top-selling iTunes movie

Monday, December 8th 2014, 13:16

Hit Disney animation Frozen is iTunes' best-selling movie of all time, as Ed Sheeran's X and Pharrell Williams' Happy are named the UK's biggest album and single of 2014.
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Canada closes embassy in Cairo

Monday, December 8th 2014, 11:30
related countries: Canada Canada, Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

The Canadian embassy in Cairo is closed due to "security concerns", a day after Britain shut its mission in the Egyptian capital.
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UK base jumper dies in Australia fall

Monday, December 8th 2014, 9:49
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

A British base jumper dies after falling from a cliff in Sydney, Australia, while on an outing with friends.
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Sting and Hanks honoured by Obama

Monday, December 8th 2014, 9:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington, Oscar, Hanks

British singer Sting and Oscar-winning US actor Tom Hanks are feted in Washington as recipients of this year's Kennedy Center honours.
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VIDEO: LS Lowry exhibited in China

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 23:47
related countries: China China
related places: Nanjing

Works of British artist LS Lowry are being exhibited solo for the first time outside of the UK when they go on display in Nanjing in China.
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Pride wins best film at indie awards

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 23:39

Miners' strike drama Pride is named best film at the British Independent Film Awards, with Andrew Scott and Imelda Staunton winning prizes for their roles in the film.
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O'Sullivan beats Trump in UK epic

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 22:22

Ronnie O'Sullivan withstands an epic Judd Trump comeback to claim a fifth UK Championship title with a 10-9 victory.
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Why China sees itself in Lowry's paintings of industrial Britain

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 21:59
related countries: China China

Why Lowry's paintings of industrial Britain are a hit in China
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BP quickens job cuts over oil fall

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 21:02
related countries: United States United States

Oil giant BP says it is accelerating plans to cut hundreds of jobs within its back-office departments - many based in the UK and US.
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Sheeran returns to top of UK chart

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 19:01

Singer Ed Sheeran has returned to number one in the UK singles chart with his track Thinking Out Loud.
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Taylor 'outstanding' in England loss

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 16:33
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Stand-in captain Eoin Morgan praises James Taylor's "outstanding" England return as he hits 90 against Sri Lanka on Sunday.
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UK Egypt embassy suspends services

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 16:11
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

The British embassy in Cairo suspends public services for security reasons, a Foreign Office spokeswoman confirms.
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Salmond announces UK Parliament bid

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 15:47

Former SNP leader and First Minister Alex Salmond announces he is to stand for a seat at Westminster at next May's General Election.
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Archbishop urges help for UK hungry

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 15:35
related places: Canterbury

More help is needed to prevent UK families going hungry, the Archbishop of Canterbury says ahead of a parliamentary report on the issue.
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Sri Lanka win to lead England 3-1

Sunday, December 7th 2014, 13:02
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Kumar Sangakkara helps Sri Lanka to a six-wicket victory over England and a 3-1 lead in the one-day series.
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Hostages killed in Yemen rescue bid

Saturday, December 6th 2014, 18:11
related countries: United States United States

US journalist Luke Somers and South African teacher Pierre Korkie are killed by al-Qaeda militants in Yemen during a rescue attempt by special forces.
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Met Office warning of snow and ice

Saturday, December 6th 2014, 17:06

Snow, ice and strong winds forecast for parts of the UK could cause some disruption to travel, the Met Office has warned.
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Breastfeed protest outside Claridge's

Saturday, December 6th 2014, 16:27
related places: London

Mothers stage a mass breastfeed outside Claridge's Hotel in central London in protest against a woman being told to cover-up while feeding.
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O'Sullivan reaches fifth UK final

Saturday, December 6th 2014, 16:26
related places: York

Ronnie O'Sullivan stages a superb comeback in York to beat Stuart Bingham 6-5 and reach the UK Championship final.
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UK to set up Mid East military base

Saturday, December 6th 2014, 14:45

The UK is establishing its first permanent military base in the Middle East since it formally withdrew from the region in 1971.
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Cook to remain captain at World Cup

Saturday, December 6th 2014, 14:00

Alastair Cook will be England captain for the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup as the 30-man squad is announced.
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Al-Qaeda chief 'killed in Pakistan'

Saturday, December 6th 2014, 11:01
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: London, New York

Adnan el Shukrijumah, an al-Qaeda militant accused of planning to bomb trains in New York and London, is killed in Pakistan, officials say.
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Sam Smith nabs Grammy nominations

Saturday, December 6th 2014, 5:44

British singer Sam Smith nets six Grammy nominations with other UK acts Ed Sheeran, Charli XCX and Coldplay also in the running.
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PMs 'to clear diaries for NI talks'

Saturday, December 6th 2014, 0:05
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The British and Irish prime ministers are to clear their diaries in an attempt to broker a solution to divisive problems in Northern Ireland.
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VIDEO: Elgin Marbles statue loaned to Russia

Friday, December 5th 2014, 19:15
related countries: Russia Russia

The British Museum loans one of the Elgin Marbles for the first time, as Will Gompertz reports.
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Two men jailed over Syria terror trip

Friday, December 5th 2014, 16:48
related countries: Syria Syria

Two British men who went to Syria to join rebel fighters have been jailed for 12 years and eight months each.
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Foreign aid bill survives MPs' vote

Friday, December 5th 2014, 16:45

An attempt by some Conservative MPs to scupper a bill to enshrine in law a pledge to spend 0.7% of UK income on overseas aid fails in the Commons.
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PM plea over Scot jailed in Pakistan

Friday, December 5th 2014, 14:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

David Cameron raises the case of a Scottish grandfather being held on death row in Pakistan during a meeting with the country's prime minister.
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Elgin loan 'affront to Greek people'

Friday, December 5th 2014, 14:30
related countries: Greece Greece, Russia Russia

The Greek prime minister says the British Museum's decision to loan one of the Elgin Marbles to Russia is "an affront" to the Greek people.
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GCHQ 'does not breach human rights'

Friday, December 5th 2014, 14:24

The current system of UK intelligence collection does not currently breach the European Convention of Human Rights, a panel of judges has ruled.
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Prison book ban ruled unlawful

Friday, December 5th 2014, 14:20

The government's ban on sending books to prisoners in England and Wales is unlawful, the High Court declares.
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Elgin Marbles statue loaned to Russia

Friday, December 5th 2014, 12:42
related countries: Russia Russia

The British Museum has lent one of the Elgin Marbles to the Hermitage Museum in Russia - the first time one of the disputed Greek relics has gone on loan.
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Scotland lowers drink-drive limit

Friday, December 5th 2014, 10:12

A new law comes into force which makes the legal drink-drive limit in Scotland lower than that elsewhere in the UK.
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Rail fares to rise by 2.2% next year

Friday, December 5th 2014, 9:48

Average rail fares will rise by 2.2% from 2 January, the rail industry has said, marking the lowest rise for five years.
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US hostage's family in video appeal

Friday, December 5th 2014, 8:19
related countries: United States United States, Yemen Yemen

The family of UK-born American hostage Luke Somers release a video appealing to al-Qaeda militants in Yemen to "show mercy" and release him.
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O'Sullivan wraps up win with 147

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 21:51
related places: York

Ronnie O'Sullivan, showing no ill-effects from a broken ankle, makes a maximum 147 break to reach the UK Championship quarter-finals.
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US reveals Yemen hostage rescue bid

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 21:38
related countries: United States United States, Yemen Yemen

The US reveals that last month it tried to rescue British-born American hostage Luke Somers, who is being held by al-Qaeda militants in Yemen.
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Kerry renews US Afghan commitments

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 17:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: London, More

John Kerry renews American commitments to invest in Afghanistan and create a "powerhouse" region, after a conference in London.
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Tory MP Mark Pritchard arrested

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 14:00
related places: London

Conservative MP Mark Pritchard has been arrested following an alleged incident in central London.
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VIDEO: British 'Hero of Israel' reburied

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 13:51
related countries: Israel Israel

The ashes of John Henry Patterson are to be reburied in Israel after a state funeral attended by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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UK interest rates stay on hold again

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 12:13

UK interest rates are held at the record low of 0.5% for another month by the Bank of England.
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US hostage 'appears in Yemen video'

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 11:48
related countries: United States United States, Yemen Yemen

Al-Qaeda militants based in Yemen have published a video purporting to show a British-born US hostage and threatening to kill him.
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Davies named new Pro12 chairman

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 11:19
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Former Wales and British and Irish Lions wing Gerald Davies is named the new chairman of the Pro12 league.
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Cook banned after slow over rate

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 10:31
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England captain Alastair Cook is given a one-match ban for his side's slow over rate in Wednesday's win over Sri Lanka.
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Court charges two over Thai murders

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 9:51
related countries: Burma Burma, Thailand Thailand

A court charges two Burmese men with the murder of two British tourists in Thailand earlier this year, a crime which both men deny.
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Israel to rebury British WW1 chief

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 4:32
related countries: Israel Israel

The remains of a lion-hunter turned Jewish volunteer commander are to be reburied after a ceremony in Israel.
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CBI warns on Osborne's 'Google tax'

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 0:00
related places: Osborne

The Confederation of British Industry has warned over Chancellor George Osborne's plans for the UK to "go it alone" on corporate tax reform.
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Osborne reveals stamp duty reforms

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 23:03

George Osborne announces changes to stamp duty which he says will benefit 98% of homebuyers in his Autumn Statement to MPs.
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England win ignites Sri Lanka series

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 19:00
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Hambantota

Joe Root and Jos Buttler carry England to a much-needed victory in the third one-day international against Sri Lanka.
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Online porn restrictions 'a mistake'

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 17:29

New legislation that puts limits on online porn filmed in the UK will seriously disadvantage the homegrown industry, according to an leading adult broadcaster.
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'Too much self pity' in Scots game

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 17:19

Sports promoter Barry Hearn thinks it is "disgraceful" that Scotland's top flight cannot attract a sponsor.
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Lee Rigby's killers lose appeal bids

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 17:08
related places: London

Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale lose legal challenges against their sentences for the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby.
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UK service sector growth strengthens

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 11:18

Activity in the UK's dominant services sector grew at its fastest rate for a year in November, a closely-watched survey indicates.
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Home birth 'could be best for mums'

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 9:29

Hundreds of thousands more babies could be born outside hospital, under new guidelines for the NHS in England and Wales.
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Bid to reopen NI 'torture' case

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 20:45
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The Irish government will ask the European Court to revise its judgement in the case of a group of men who said they were tortured in Northern Ireland.
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Paddington gets bear hug at cinemas

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 16:33
related places: Paddington

Family film Paddington, based on Michael Bond's books about the marmalade-loving bear, tops the UK box office chart after its first weekend in cinemas.
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O'Sullivan and Robertson go through

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 16:26

Ronnie O'Sullivan beats Ben Woollaston and Neil Robertson overcomes Peter Ebdon to reach UK Championship last 16.
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VIDEO: Bangladesh: UK man guilty of contempt

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 16:09
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

A Bangladesh court finds a British man guilty of contempt for challenging the official death toll from the 1971 war of independence.
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Audrey Hepburn exhibition announced

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 13:40
related places: London

Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon will celebrate the actress's life and career when it opens at the National Portrait Gallery in London next year.
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Sondheim hails 'fresh' Assassins show

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 12:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

US composer Stephen Sondheim helps launch a new London staging of his 1990 musical Assassins, calling it "entirely different" from previous productions.
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UK man guilty of Bangladesh contempt

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 11:02
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

A Bangladesh court finds a British man guilty of contempt for challenging the official death toll from the 1971 war of independence.
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Aviva agrees Friends Life takeover

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 8:12

Insurance giant Aviva agrees to buy pensions company Friends Life in a £5.6bn deal that will create the UK's largest insurance, savings and asset management firm.
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Probation changes linked to murders

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 5:05

Changes to the way offenders are supervised in England and Wales may have contributed to two murders, says the probation officers' union.
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Thai suspects appeal for witnesses

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 1:44
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Friends of two British tourists murdered in Thailand in September are being urged by the suspects' lawyer to come forward with information.
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£15bn 'roads revolution' outlined

Monday, December 1st 2014, 15:51

A tunnel passing Stonehenge is among dozens of new road schemes to be announced by the government, as part of £15bn of improvements to England's roads.
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VIDEO: 'A country under siege from Ebola'

Monday, December 1st 2014, 10:58
related countries: Liberia Liberia, Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Alexander Kumar, Theresa Jones, and John Wright are British volunteers working in Liberia and Sierra Leone with people affected by Ebola and they have created a video diary.
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UK manufacturing activity picks up

Monday, December 1st 2014, 10:38

Manufacturing activity increased in November after solid domestic demand offset weaker orders from overseas markets, a survey indicates.
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Gillian Anderson wins theatre award

Monday, December 1st 2014, 1:23

Gillian Anderson and Tom Hiddleston win the top acting honours at this year's London Evening Standard Theatre Awards.
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Diane Abbott seeks London Mayor role

Sunday, November 30th 2014, 19:59
related places: London

Veteran Labour MP Diane Abbott says she is intending to put herself forward to become Labour's candidate for Mayor of London in 2016.
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UK MPs barred entry to Hong Kong

Sunday, November 30th 2014, 18:21
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

The Chinese embassy tells a cross-party group of MPs it will not be able to go ahead with a planned visit to Hong Kong.
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Osborne confirms extra £2bn for NHS

Sunday, November 30th 2014, 16:48

Chancellor George Osborne confirms an extra £2bn in annual funding for frontline NHS services across the UK - as Labour says they would go further.
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NI 'not ready for corporation tax'

Sunday, November 30th 2014, 9:18

A leading businessman calls into question the ability of politicians to deliver a lowering of corporation tax for Northern Ireland.
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English councils demand more powers

Sunday, November 30th 2014, 7:20

"It's England's turn now," say English council leaders in an open letter calling for more powers to be devolved from Westminster to the regions.
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David Beckham involved in car crash

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 22:52

A female driver is taken to hospital after her car is involved in a road collision involving former England footballer David Beckham.
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England could do better - Lancaster

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 20:27
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Lancaster, Twickenham

Head coach Stuart Lancaster insists England still have "lots to work on" despite beating Australia 26-17 at Twickenham.
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'Up to 13,000 slaves' working in UK

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 20:23

There could be between 10,000 and 13,000 victims of slavery in the UK, higher than previous figures, analysis for the Home Office suggests.
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England 26-17 Australia

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 16:26
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Twickenham

Ben Morgan scores two tries as England end their autumn series with a much-needed 26-17 win over Australia at Twickenham.
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Black Friday sets Amazon UK record

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 14:10

Black Friday was the busiest ever day for online retailer Amazon UK, with sales that "surpassed all expectations", the company says.
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England suffer emphatic ODI defeat

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 11:45
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Colombo

Sri Lanka beat England by eight wickets with 10.4 overs to spare to take a 2-0 lead in the one-day international series.
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Mellor apologises for taxi outburst

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 11:03
related places: London

Former Conservative cabinet minister David Mellor apologises for an outburst against a London taxi driver, which was recorded and given to the Sun.
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Brown wants Scots politics 'reset'

Saturday, November 29th 2014, 0:59

Former PM Gordon Brown says politicians in Scotland must stop obsessing about constitutional change and focus on improving people's lives.
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Police called to Black Friday sales

Friday, November 28th 2014, 18:33
related places: London

Police are called to supermarkets across the UK amid crowd surges as people hunt for "Black Friday" offers.
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Russia warships pass through Channel

Friday, November 28th 2014, 13:48
related countries: France France, Russia Russia

A flotilla of Russian warships passes through the English Channel in what British and French officials describe as an annual visit.
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Lowest ever winter deaths recorded

Friday, November 28th 2014, 10:17

The lowest ever number of winter deaths were recorded last year, official figures for England and Wales show.
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Social media told to simplify terms

Friday, November 28th 2014, 0:04

A report from the UK parliament says Facebook, Twitter and other social networking firms need to make their terms and conditions clearer.
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Woman wins £337m in divorce case

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 17:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

The American wife of London financier Sir Chris Hohn, Jamie Cooper-Hohn, is awarded £337m by a High Court judge in a divorce case.
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Afghan attack hits UK embassy car

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 17:08
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

A suicide bomber strikes a UK embassy vehicle in the Afghan capital Kabul, with a British worker and an Afghan staff member among those killed.
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Scotland 'should set income tax'

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 17:00

The Scottish Parliament should have the power to set income tax rates and bands, the body on strengthening devolution recommends.
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Rocky Horror sequel set for London

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 16:06
related places: London

Shock Treatment, the sequel to cult hit Rocky Horror Picture Show, is to be adapted for the stage in London.
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UK net migration rises to 260,000

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 14:41

The government is set to miss its immigration targets as net migration to the UK reaches its highest level since the 2010 general election.
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Williams could replace North on wing

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 7:58
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Scarlets' Liam Williams is tipped to start on the wing for Wales against South Africa on Saturday if George North is ruled out.
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Vinyl record sales hit 18-year high

Thursday, November 27th 2014, 7:55
related places: More

More than one million vinyl records have been sold in the UK so far this year - the first time the milestone has been achieved since 1996.
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