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Bernstein call to boycott World Cup

Monday, November 17th 2014, 6:15

Former FA chairman David Bernstein says England and Uefa should consider withdrawing from 2018 World Cup to force Fifa to reform.
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Church to approve women bishops

Monday, November 17th 2014, 1:07

The Church of England is poised to formally adopt legislation which means its first female bishops could be ordained next year.
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Butcher predicts tough Scots test

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 22:06

Former England captain Terry Butcher believes revitalised Scotland will provide a stern test for England at Celtic Park.
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McAvoy wins Bafta film actor award

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 21:31

Hollywood star James McAvoy beats stiff competition to win the coveted Actor Film award at Scotland's annual Bafta ceremony.
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Children in Need single number one

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 19:00

Gareth Malone's All Star Choir top the UK singles chart with Children in Need single Wake Me Up as Pink Floyd are at number one in the album chart.
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Major urges 'pragmatic' migrant deal

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 15:33

Europe can reach an agreement to temporarily limit the number of EU migrants coming into the UK, former Tory PM Sir John Major says.
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UK ministers back Juncker tax probe

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 13:50
related countries: Luxembourg Luxembourg

Senior Conservatives back an investigation into claims Jean-Claude Juncker encouraged tax avoidance when he was Luxembourg leader, allegations the EU Commission boss denies.
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VIDEO: Queen Noor of Jordan on slavery

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 11:51
related places: London

This week, a conference on women's rights in London will look at ways of tackling slavery called Trust Women.
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Crackdown on prison violence pledged

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 6:10

Inmates in England and Wales who carry out assaults or other serious crimes will face harsher measures from next year, the Ministry of Justice announces.
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England 3-1 Slovenia

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 19:50
related countries: Slovenia Slovenia

Wayne Rooney crowns his 100th cap with a goal as England fight back from 1-0 down to defeat Slovenia at Wembley.
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SNP 'could hold balance of power'

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 18:26

Nicola Sturgeon uses her first speech as SNP leader to predict the party could hold the "balance of power" after the next general election.
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Stars unite for Band Aid 30 session

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 14:12
related places: London

Bono, Rita Ora and One Direction are among the musicians who have been in a London studio to record a new version of the Band Aid charity single.
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Fan dies after Celtic Park stair fall

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 4:21
related countries: Ireland Ireland

A 22-year-old football fan has died in hospital after falling in a stairwell at Celtic Park following Scotland's European Championship qualifier against the Republic of Ireland.
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Romania 2-0 N Ireland

Friday, November 14th 2014, 21:50
related countries: Romania Romania
related places: Bucharest

Northern Ireland's three-game winning run in their Euro 2016 qualifiers ends as Romania win to go top of Group F.
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Scotland 1-0 Republic of Ireland

Friday, November 14th 2014, 21:39
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Shaun Maloney scores the only goal in a thrilling Euro 2016 qualifying win for Scotland over Republic of Ireland.
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Salmond sets UK election target

Friday, November 14th 2014, 16:37

Alex Salmond tells the SNP conference that his party should set a target to win a majority of Scottish seats in the 2015 Westminster election.
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Powers to stop UK jihadists returning

Friday, November 14th 2014, 14:30

Britons who travel to Syria and Iraq to fight could be temporarily barred from returning home under plans announced by David Cameron.
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'Possible homicide' in abuse inquiry

Friday, November 14th 2014, 13:32

Police are investigating "possible homicide" linked to what a key witness describes as a paedophile ring involving powerful people in the 1970s and 1980s.
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Sturgeon appointed new SNP leader

Friday, November 14th 2014, 12:52

Nicola Sturgeon takes over the leadership of the SNP from Alex Salmond with a pledge to continue the fight for Scottish independence.
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NHS winter fears 'prompt cash boost'

Friday, November 14th 2014, 0:00

Fears of a winter crisis in the NHS in England have prompted ministers to increase the emergency funds available.
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Federer knocks out Murray in London

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 20:43
related places: London

Britain's Andy Murray is knocked out of the World Tour Finals in London, losing 6-0 6-1 to a sublime Roger Federer.
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Nishikori beats Ferrer in three sets

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 16:48
related places: London

Kei Nishikori beats first alternate David Ferrer in three sets to put pressure on Andy Murray at the World Tour Finals in London.
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Culture Club scrap reunion tour

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 15:14
related countries: United States United States

Pop group Culture Club cancel their forthcoming US and UK tour because singer Boy George has developed a throat condition and may need surgery.
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Woman jailed for funding Syria jihad

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 14:48
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

A London woman convicted of funding her husband's jihad in Syria has been jailed at the Old Bailey for 28 months.
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Amazon seeks British drone experts

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 12:21

UK drone experts are being sought by Amazon to help with its fledgling drone-based delivery service.
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Hodgson will 'learn from mistake'

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 12:05
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England hooker Josh Hodgson says he will "learn from his mistake" after smashing a door at a student flat in New Zealand.
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Cumberbatch to receive film honour

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 11:24

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch is to be honoured for his work at the British Independent Film Awards (Bifas).
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Watson gets first England Test start

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 11:05
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Bath's Anthony Watson, 20, will make his first England Test start when he plays on the wing against South Africa on Saturday.
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Dier opted out of England Under-21s

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 10:33

Tottenham's Eric Dier asks not to play for England Under-21s so he can concentrate on winning a centre-half place with his club.
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RFU investigates alleged gay abuse

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 9:49
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

The Rugby Football Union investigates alleged abuse of gay referee Nigel Owens during England's defeat by New Zealand.
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Major to warn of split with EU

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 6:01

The case for leaving the European Union will be fuelled further if EU countries do not help the UK limit immigration, Sir John Major is to say later.
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Post staff to get missing risk alerts

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 4:31

Postal workers across the UK are to receive alerts about missing people while on their rounds to help locate vulnerable children and adults.
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Djokovic destroys Wawrinka

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 22:07
related places: London

World number one Novak Djokovic destroys Stan Wawrinka 6-3 6-0 in another one-sided World Tour Finals match in London.
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Berdych beats Cilic at Tour Finals

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 16:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

Tomas Berdych beats out-of-sorts US Open champion Marin Cilic 6-3 6-1 at the World Tour Finals in London.
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Banks fined £2.6bn in forex probe

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 15:37

Six banks, including RBS and HSBC, have been collectively fined £2.6bn by UK and US regulators for traders' attempted manipulation of foreign exchange rates.
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Actor Warren Clarke dies, aged 67

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 13:11

British actor Warren Clarke, best known for TV role in Dalziel And Pascoe, has died aged 67, his agent confirms.
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Davis ruled out of N Ireland game

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 13:09
related countries: Romania Romania

Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis misses Friday's Euro 2016 qualifier against Romania because of injury.
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Earnings growth overtakes inflation

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 12:57

Growth in average earnings for UK workers overtakes inflation for the first time in five years, while unemployment falls again, official figures show.
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South Africa make five changes

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 12:11
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa name World Cup winners JP Pietersen and Schalk Burger in the starting XV for Saturday's Test against England.
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'World Cup win to eclipse Charlton'

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 10:55

Captain Wayne Rooney says he will not be an England legend like Sir Bobby Charlton unless he wins the World Cup.
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Police killer Harry Roberts released

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 9:06
related places: London

Notorious police killer Harry Roberts is released from prison, 48 years after murdering three unarmed officers in west London.
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Murray win keeps Finals hopes alive

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 6:24
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: London

Andy Murray keeps his ATP World Tour Finals hopes alive with a 6-3 7-5 win over Canadian Milos Raonic in London.
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Tower poppies to start being removed

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 1:06
related places: London

Up to 8.000 volunteers are set to start removing the 888, 246 commemorative ceramic poppies from the Tower of London.
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England winger Rokoduguni ruled out

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 19:45
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Twickenham

England winger Semesa Rokoduguni is ruled out of Saturday's autumn international against South Africa with a hip injury.
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'No cover-up found' in abuse review

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 19:19

A review finds no evidence that files relating to child abuse by prominent figures were "deliberately or systematically removed or destroyed".
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State funeral for Zambian president

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 18:36
related countries: Zambia Zambia

Tens of thousands of Zambians attend a state funeral for President Michael Sata, who died last month in a UK hospital at the age of 77.
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Last poppy laid as UK honours war dead

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 17:04

The last ceramic poppy is laid at the Tower of London, one of many Armistice Day events to remember servicemen and servicewomen who have died in conflicts.
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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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