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GSK finance head in China travel ban

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 4:38
related countries: China China

Chinese authorities looking into alleged bribery by GlaxoSmithKline are barring the company's British head of finance from leaving China.
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'Parasite threat' from imported bees

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 1:51

Nearly 80% of bumblebees imported from Europe carry pathogens that pose a threat to UK native honeybees and bumblebees, say scientists.
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Lung cancer 'secrets' to be probed

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 0:44

Scientists across Britain are to map the genes of the tumours of 850 lung cancer patients in a bid to understand more about the deadly disease.
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Froome wins time trial to extend lead

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 21:21
related countries: France France

Britain's Chris Froome wins Wednesday's Tour de France individual time trial by nine seconds to increase his overall lead.
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Heatwave warning for the South East

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 17:43

Health warnings have been issued as heatwave conditions are reached in London and the South East, on the hottest day of the year so far.
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Heathrow offers third runway options

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 17:40
related places: London

Heathrow Airport unveils three options for a third runway, saying each one would be "quicker and cheaper" than plans for a rival hub airport.
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Donors 'ignore abuses' in Ethiopia

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 16:52
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, United States United States

The UK and US have ignored human rights abuses carried out by Ethiopia's government as it forcibly evicts people from land, a US think tank says.
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VIDEO: Cash transfer accounts 'to close'

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 16:06

High street money transfer shops are under threat after Barclays announced it was closing about 100 UK accounts held by cash transfer businesses, over fears they are being used for money laundering.
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Consumers to 'benefit' from card cap

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 15:03

Millions of British consumers could benefit from plans by the European Union to cut transaction fees on debit and credit cards, say UK retailers.
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Cook ready for tough Ashes decisions

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 14:46

Alastair Cook says England are not afraid of making 'tough decisions' for the second Test, with Steve Finn's place under pressure.
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Pupils face national rankings at 11

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 13:38

Primary school pupils in England could be ranked directly against their peers across the country, under plans to change performance measures.
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European prosecutor to tackle fraud

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 12:46

A new European Public Prosecutor's Office will be set up to fight fraudsters who target the EU budget, but the UK has opted out.
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Man Utd dismiss Chelsea Rooney bid

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 11:58
related places: Chelsea

Chelsea confirm bidding for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney but deny offering a player in part exchange.
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UK unemployment falls by 57,000

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 11:15

UK unemployment fell by 57,000 to 2.51 million in the three months to May, the Office for National Statistics says.
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Pound jumps after MPC minutes

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 10:54

The pound jumps after Bank of England minutes from its July meeting show policy makers voted 9-0 to keep the stimulus programme at £375bn.
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England reliant on Anderson - Gilchrist

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 9:42
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Anderson

Former Australia keeper Adam Gilchrist says England rely heavily on Jimmy Anderson and Australia should target the other bowlers.
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Glee star died from drink and drugs

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 9:39

Cory Monteith, star of TV hit musical comedy Glee, died of a heroin and alcohol overdose in a Vancouver hotel, British Columbia's coroner says.
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UK arms exports 'raise questions'

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 0:16

The UK government has approved more than 3,000 export licences for arms sales to countries it believes have questionable human rights records, MPs say.
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RAC urges driving licence changes

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 23:00

Learner drivers in the UK should face a graduated system of licences to help reduce road deaths, says a report by the RAC Foundation.
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Same-sex marriage set to enter law

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 20:39

The bill allowing same-sex couples to marry in England and Wales passes its final hurdle in Parliament and is set to enter law later this week.
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BoE suspects traders of bond-rigging

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 16:55

The Bank of England has asked the Financial Conduct Authority to examine whether traders tried to rig the price of bonds during its QE bond-buying programme.
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Rembrandt Laughing might leave the UK

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 16:03
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A painting by Dutch master Rembrandt is placed under an export ban as attempts are made to find £16.5m to keep it from leaving the UK.
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General 'followed before knifing'

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 14:30
related countries: India India
related places: London, West End

An Indian general and his wife were followed before being attacked with a knife in London's West End, the Old Bailey hears.
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NHS trusts rapped for major failures

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 12:30

Eleven NHS hospital trusts are being placed in special measures because of major failings, the government has announced.
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UK inflation rate rises to 2.9%

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 10:34

The rate of consumer price index inflation increased to 2.9% in June, up from 2.7% in May, official figures show, a smaller rise than expected.
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Cutting Trident 'naive or reckless'

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 8:14

The defence secretary warns against cutting Trident ahead of a Lib Dem review of options for replacing the UK's submarine-based nuclear weapon system.
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European car sales fell 5.6% in June

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 7:30

European car sales fell 5.6% in June from a year earlier - and are down 6.6% for the half-year - with the UK the only major market to see a rise.
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Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 6:10
related places: Chelsea, London

Chelsea's Eden Hazard says Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney would be a "brilliant signing" for the London club.
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Italy's Letta: UK 'is EU's big risk'

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 4:05
related countries: Italy Italy

Italy leader urges UK to stay in EU
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Think tank offers 'Brexit' prize

Monday, July 15th 2013, 23:00

The Institute of Economic Affairs says it is offering a 100,000-euro prize for the best plan for a UK exit from the European Union.
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UK has most high-paid bankers in EU

Monday, July 15th 2013, 21:29

More British bankers earned more than one million euros each in 2011 than the rest of the European Union put together, according to the European Banking Authority.
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England 1-1 Russia

Monday, July 15th 2013, 18:39
related countries: Russia Russia

Toni Duggan scores a stoppage-time equaliser against Russia to give England hope of qualifying from Euro 2013 Group C.
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Burma 'to free political prisoners'

Monday, July 15th 2013, 18:16
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma is set to release all political prisoners by the end of the year, President Thein Sein says during a visit to the UK.
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Soldier dead after SAS training named

Monday, July 15th 2013, 17:19

One of the two soldiers who died during SAS selection training on the Brecon Beacons is named as Craig Roberts from north Wales.
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Benefit cap 'encourages job seekers'

Monday, July 15th 2013, 15:11

The government claims more than 12,000 people have moved into work after being told about the benefits cap.
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Chinese police say GSK 'broke laws'

Monday, July 15th 2013, 12:08
related countries: China China

Police in China say British pharmaceuticals company GlaxoSmithKline made "illegal" transfers, as they release details of a bribery investigation.
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Gay and Powell positives 'a tragedy'

Monday, July 15th 2013, 9:56

Failed drugs tests for sprinters Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell are a "tragedy" for the sport, says UK Athletics chief Neil Black.
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England keep faith with same squad

Monday, July 15th 2013, 8:30
related countries: Australia Australia

England make no changes to their 13-man squad for the second Test against Australia at Lord's, which starts on Thursday.
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Jay-Z bags first UK number one album

Monday, July 15th 2013, 5:57
related countries: United States United States

The US rapper has landed his first UK number one album with Magna Carta Holy Grail.
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The Killers close T in the Park

Monday, July 15th 2013, 5:14

The band bring the third day of Scotland's largest festival to a close with a hit-packed set.
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Burmese leader set for Cameron talks

Monday, July 15th 2013, 5:13
related countries: Burma Burma
related places: Cameron

Burmese President Thein Sein is to hold talks with British Prime Minister David Cameron, with trade ties and human rights set to top the agenda.
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Man faces Kenya child sex charges

Monday, July 15th 2013, 3:19
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A 54-year-old British man is charged in the UK with sexual offences against two children in Kenya.
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Prince Charles's tax under scrutiny

Sunday, July 14th 2013, 22:16

The tax affairs of the Prince of Wales and the Duchy of Cornwall will be examined by an influential committee of MPs later.
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Mickelson wins Scottish Open title

Sunday, July 14th 2013, 19:01
related countries: South Africa South Africa

American Phil Mickelson wins the Scottish Open in a sudden-death play-off with South Africa's Branden Grace.
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Shakes-Drayton secures fifth title

Sunday, July 14th 2013, 16:39

Perri Shakes-Drayton wins her fifth British Championships title with a record-breaking victory in the 400m hurdles.
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Clarke 'confident' of winning Ashes

Sunday, July 14th 2013, 15:58
related countries: Australia Australia

Michael Clarke insists Australia can regain the Ashes, despite their dramatic first-Test defeat by England.
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England beat Australia in thriller

Sunday, July 14th 2013, 14:46
related countries: Australia Australia

England lead the Ashes series 1-0 after beating Australia by 14 runs in a dramatic end to the first Test at Trent Bridge.
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Marquez takes German GP victory

Sunday, July 14th 2013, 13:40
related countries: Germany Germany

Marc Marquez moves top of the standings with victory at the German GP as Britain's Cal Crutchlow finishes second.
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GB sprinting in great place - Black

Sunday, July 14th 2013, 11:27

UK Athletics boss Neil Black says British sprinting is in a "great place" after James Dasaolu ran 100m in 9.91 seconds.
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Soldier suicides exceed Afghan toll

Sunday, July 14th 2013, 7:15
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

More British soldiers and veterans took their own lives in 2012 than died fighting in Afghanistan, the BBC's Panorama learns.
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England close in on first-Test win

Saturday, July 13th 2013, 17:53
related countries: Australia Australia

England grab three late wickets to move into a commanding position ahead of the final day of the opening Ashes Test.
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Dasaolu becomes second-fastest Brit

Saturday, July 13th 2013, 16:45

James Dasaolu is the second-fastest Briton in history after clocking 9.91 seconds in the 100m heats at the British Championships.
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NI police chief says riots shameful

Saturday, July 13th 2013, 14:45
related places: Belfast

Another 400 police officers are brought in to assist the PSNI after what Northern Ireland's chief constable described as "shameful and disgraceful" rioting in Belfast.
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Ethiopian 787s to continue flying

Saturday, July 13th 2013, 12:53
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Heathrow, London

Ethiopian Airlines is to continue operating its fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners after one caught fire at London's Heathrow airport on Friday.
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Death pathway 'should be phased out'

Saturday, July 13th 2013, 10:58

The Liverpool Care Pathway, developed to support patients as they near death, should be phased out in England, an independent review is set to say.
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UK packs up equipment in Afghanistan

Friday, July 12th 2013, 23:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The challenge of moving military equipment out of Helmand
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Kenyan farmers fear UK khat ban

Friday, July 12th 2013, 23:22
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenyan farmers fear UK edict on herbal stimulant
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Dreamliner catches fire at Heathrow

Friday, July 12th 2013, 20:15
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Heathrow, London

Flights resume at Heathrow Airport after runways were closed for 90 minutes due to a fire on a parked Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet.
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Pietersen backs Broad in catch drama

Friday, July 12th 2013, 20:02

England batsman Kevin Pietersen says Stuart Broad was entitled not to walk after edging to slip in the first Ashes Test.
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England thrive amid Broad drama

Friday, July 12th 2013, 17:56

England lead Australia by 261 runs after day three of the first Ashes Test, but Stuart Broad is given not out after being caught.
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Broadcaster Alan Whicker dies at 87

Friday, July 12th 2013, 16:18

Tributes are paid to the broadcaster Alan Whicker, who has died at the age of 87 after suffering from bronchial pneumonia.
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US banking giants see profits jump

Friday, July 12th 2013, 15:52
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

US banks JP Morgan and Wells Fargo both report strong rises in profits for the second quarter of the year.
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Ministers block Litvinenko inquiry

Friday, July 12th 2013, 15:38

The government has refused a request to hold a public inquiry into the death of ex-KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko, the coroner in charge of his inquest says.
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VIDEO: 'Khat is no drug' - Kenyan farmers

Friday, July 12th 2013, 14:11
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Parliamentarians in Kenya say they want the United Kingdom to reverse its decision to ban the herbal stimulant khat, reports the BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse.
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Thousands at Lee Rigby's funeral

Friday, July 12th 2013, 12:55
related places: London, Woolwich

The prime minister and thousands of other mourners attend Bury Parish Church for the military funeral of Fusilier Lee Rigby, who was killed in Woolwich in May.
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Ban packed lunches, schools urged

Friday, July 12th 2013, 11:19

An official review of school food suggests schools in England should ban packed lunches and lower the price of cooked dinners to promote healthy eating.
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Pre-Raphaelite masterpiece for sale

Friday, July 12th 2013, 10:07
related places: London

Proserpine by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, one of the defining images of the Pre-Raphaelite era, is to be auctioned at Sotheby's in London later this year.
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England unhappy with Trott dismissal

Friday, July 12th 2013, 9:20

England ask for clarification from the ICC after an lbw decision is reversed despite key technology being unavailable.
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Space penetrator passes icy test

Friday, July 12th 2013, 8:27

UK engineers demonstrate a penetrator technology they believe could be used to explore the ice-encrusted moons of Jupiter.
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UK issues Greece jellyfish warning

Friday, July 12th 2013, 8:27
related countries: Greece Greece

The UK Foreign Office updates its travel advice for Greece, warning that jellyfish blooms have been reported and for people to heed local advice.
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England's women 'could beat men'

Friday, July 12th 2013, 6:08

Hope Powell has said that in terms of technical ability, England's women footballers could beat the men's national side.
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Proms to launch with world premiere

Friday, July 12th 2013, 2:01

A new work by acclaimed British composer Julian Anderson will open the two-month BBC Proms season later.
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Record-breaking Agar stuns England

Thursday, July 11th 2013, 17:45
related countries: Australia Australia

England end day two of the first Test with a lead of 15 at 80-2 after debutant Ashton Agar hits 98 for Australia.
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Agar breaks Test record for No. 11

Thursday, July 11th 2013, 16:34

Australia's Ashton Agar hits the highest score by a number 11 in Test match history on his Test debut against England.
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UK aid targets Africa 'food crisis'

Thursday, July 11th 2013, 15:27

The UK will provide £35m to combat the "looming food crisis" in southern Africa, international development minister Lynne Featherstone announces.
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Nine sue after Heathrow emergency

Thursday, July 11th 2013, 14:37
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: A, Heathrow

A group of British and Norwegian passengers begin legal action following an emergency landing of a British Airways airliner at Heathrow in May.
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VIDEO: Pakistan violence 'incited in London'

Thursday, July 11th 2013, 14:37
related places: London

The powerful movement controlled from suburban London
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Hitchcock films given Unesco status

Thursday, July 11th 2013, 9:01

Alfred Hitchcock's nine surviving silent films will join artefacts such as the Domesday Book in representing the cultural heritage of the UK.
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NHS 'heading for £30bn funding gap'

Thursday, July 11th 2013, 6:24

The NHS in England risks "sleepwalking" into poorer quality care unless hospital and GP services are reorganised, according to its leaders.
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Migration 'could be underestimated'

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 23:33

Campaigners for lower levels of immigration warn officials could be underestimating the scale of net migration in the UK.
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Body confirmed as missing Hollie

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 20:37
related places: Glasgow

Police investigating the disappearance of a Glasgow teenager say a body recovered from the sea in south Wales is that of missing Hollie McClymont.
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Staff to get Royal Mail sale shares

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 19:00

Postal workers are set to receive millions of pounds' worth of Royal Mail shares when the company is privatised later this year.
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England fight back on dramatic day

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 18:08

Australia reach 75-4 after bowling out England for 215 on the first day of the Ashes series at Trent Bridge.
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Froome extends lead in time trial

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 17:13
related countries: France France

Britain's Chris Froome extends his Tour de France lead with a stunning performance in Stage 11's individual time trial.
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Wheatley 'overwhelmed' with reaction

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 16:53

Director Ben Wheatley says he is "overwhelmed" with the reaction to his latest film, A Field in England, the first UK film to be released simultaneously on all formats.
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Somali fears over Barclays shutdown

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 14:52
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Barclays bank is closing about 100 UK accounts of businesses that transfer cash to Somalia and elsewhere, over fears that they enable money laundering.
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Despicable Me 2 holds UK box office

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 10:35

Animated film Despicable Me 2 holds on to the top of the UK box office for a second week running.
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Healthcare assistants training urged

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 9:45

Healthcare assistants in hospitals, residential homes and the community in England have no minimum standard of training before they are allowed to work unsupervised, an independent report finds.
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UK bank outlook upgraded by Moody's

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 9:40

Credit ratings agency Moody's upgrades its outlook for the UK banking industry to stable from negative.
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Sir Elton John: 'Lucky to be alive'

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 8:32
related places: Hyde Park, London

Sir Elton John says he is "lucky to be alive" after being diagnosed with appendicitis - he has had to postpone a series of summer festival dates while he receives treatment.
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Royal prank call DJ sues employer

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 7:49
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian DJ behind a royal prank call linked to the death of a UK nurse sues her employer, saying it failed to provide a safe workplace, local media say.
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NYSE Euronext to control Libor rate

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 17:06

The owner of the New York Stock Exchange is set to take control of a key scandal-hit bank interest rate, a UK government-backed committee announces.
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Ryder set for Irish Beckett festival

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 15:32
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Hollywood

Hollywood actress Winona Ryder is to take part in a festival celebrating the life and works of writer Samuel Beckett in Northern Ireland.
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Deported man was 'unlawfully killed'

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 14:53
related countries: Angola Angola

A man being deported to Angola was unlawfully killed on a British Airways flight when security guards restrained him, an inquest jury finds.
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IMF raises its UK growth forecast

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 14:03

The International Monetary Fund lifts its UK economic growth forecast to 0.9% for this year, but cuts its prediction for global growth.
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Clarke happy about Compton exclusion

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 13:32
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Compton

Australia captain Michael Clarke says he is "happy" Nick Compton was left out of the England squad for the first Ashes Test.
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Computer flight glitch hits south UK

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 13:17

Operations are "returning to normal" after flights in southern England were affected by air traffic control computer problems.
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Death threat Facebook troll jailed

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 12:59
related countries: United States United States

A British man who threatened to kill 200 people in the US in posts he made on Facebook is jailed.
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Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 9:41
related places: London

An exhibition examining Rembrandt's later works is to go on show at the National Gallery in London.
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May to announce EU opt-out decision

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 9:05

Home Secretary Theresa May is to announce which EU-wide crime and police powers the UK wants to stick with, and those it wants to withdraw from.
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