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UK's Lord Hill approved for EU job

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 19:26

The UK's Lord Hill has been confirmed as the EU commissioner for financial services after facing questions from MEPs for a second time.
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Hold heads high, Lib Dems urged

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 15:08

Nick Clegg tells Lib Dems to be proud of their record at next year's election - and unveils new mental health treatment targets in his big party conference speech.
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Dewani 'agreed price for murder'

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 15:02
related countries: South Africa South Africa

British businessman Shrien Dewani agreed to pay about £1,300 to a hitman for the murder of his wife Anni in South Africa, a court is told.
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No bullying in England team - Swann

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 13:53

Former England Test spinner Graeme Swann denies Kevin Pietersen's allegations of bullying in the England dressing room.
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Terror four held for second day

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 8:37
related places: London

Police are continuing to question four men arrested in London on Tuesday on suspicion of terror-related offences.
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Frears to receive BFI fellowship

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 6:56

British director Stephen Frears is to receive a BFI Fellowship at this year's London Film Festival.
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Jail a 'nightmare', says freed Briton

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 2:00
related countries: Morocco Morocco

A 69-year-old British man freed after spending 20 days in a Moroccan jail for "homosexual acts" says his experience "was a total nightmare".
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Wonga TV advert banned by regulator

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 1:27

The UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) bans a TV advert by payday lender Wonga, following a complaint by a charity.
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Problem debt 'costs UK economy £8bn'

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 1:08

A leading debt charity says the knock-on costs for the economy of people getting into too much debt amount to more than £8bn a year.
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Gay Briton freed from Moroccan jail

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 20:34
related countries: Morocco Morocco

A 69-year-old British man who was jailed for "homosexual acts" in Morocco has been released, his son says.
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Arrests 'may have foiled terror bid'

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 19:42
related places: London

Four men are arrested in London as part of an ongoing investigation into Islamist-related terrorism, police say.
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No Ebola screening for UK arrivals

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 18:24

There are no plans to introduce Ebola screening for those arriving in the UK, Public Health England says.
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Bahrain prince torture ruling quashed

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 14:53
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

A legal ruling that Prince Nasser of Bahrain is immune from prosecution over allegations of torture is quashed in the High Court in London.
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'Culture of fear' at children's homes

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 14:52

A hotelier who opened a string of children's homes in north Wales created a "sexualised atmosphere alongside a culture of fear" as he abused 20 children in his care, a jury has heard.
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Begg 'offered to help free Henning'

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 12:01

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg tells the BBC he offered to intervene to help secure the release of British hostage Alan Henning.
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BBC opens up Eurovision selection

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 10:42

The BBC asks the public to submit entries for the UK's entry to next year's Eurovision Song Contest for the first time since 2008.
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'England bowlers disrespectful'

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 10:42

Former captain Michael Vaughan says the England bowlers' "cabal" is a problem and backs Kevin Pietersen's claims.
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Banker admits Libor fraud conspiracy

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 10:08

A senior banker from a UK bank admits conspiracy to defraud over manipulating the key Libor inter-bank lending rate.
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Nobel winner warns over immigration

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 3:20

Nobel Prize winner John O'Keefe warns the government that policies on immigration and animal research are risking Britain's scientific standing.
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The 1920 British air bombing campaign in Iraq

Monday, October 6th 2014, 23:01
related countries: Iraq Iraq

How Britain tried to control Iraq in the 1920s
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Body found is Alice Gross suspect

Monday, October 6th 2014, 20:42
related places: London

Police say a body found in a west London park is that of Arnis Zalkalns - the prime suspect in the murder of 14-year-old Alice Gross.
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Father calls for Syria girl's return

Monday, October 6th 2014, 18:45
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

The father of a missing girl from south London who is feared to have travelled to Syria appeals for her return.
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French PM attacks UK 'caricature'

Monday, October 6th 2014, 17:05
related countries: France France
related places: City of London

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls meets David Cameron in Downing Street, before addressing financiers in the City of London.
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UK jihadist prisoner swap 'credible'

Monday, October 6th 2014, 16:39
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Whitehall

Reports that British jihadists were involved in a prisoner swap between Islamic State and Turkey are "credible", Whitehall officials tell the BBC.
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Stormy weather hits power supplies

Monday, October 6th 2014, 16:21
related places: More

Hundreds of homes are left without electricity after strong winds and heavy rain hit parts of the UK, as forecasters warn of more bad weather.
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Pietersen criticises Prior & Flower

Monday, October 6th 2014, 15:09

Kevin Pietersen criticises Matt Prior and ex-coach Andy Flower in his first interview since being sacked by England.
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Gales hit NI roads and electricity

Monday, October 6th 2014, 10:57

About 1,600 homes are without electricity following severe gales, which swept across the eastern counties of Northern Ireland during the night, while a number of roads are also closed.
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John Galliano returns to fashion

Monday, October 6th 2014, 10:50
related countries: France France

British designer John Galliano is to return to high-end fashion as creative director of French fashion house Maison Martin Margiela.
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Russian dissident seeks UK asylum

Monday, October 6th 2014, 10:47
related countries: Russia Russia

A key ally of Russian anti-Kremlin campaigner Alexei Navalny - Vladimir Ashurkov - asks for political asylum in the UK.
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Clegg urges tax rise to cut deficit

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 17:29

Nick Clegg says taxes must be increased to reduce the deficit and accuses the Tories of wanting to do it by "beating up on the poor".
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Release of British hostage welcomed

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 14:59
related countries: Libya Libya

The release of teacher David Bolam after four months being held hostage in Libya is welcomed by his local MP and the UK's ambassador to Libya.
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Briton held hostage in Libya freed

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 13:04
related countries: Libya Libya

British teacher David Bolam is "safe and well", the Foreign Office says, after he is freed by militants who abducted him in Libya in May.
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Call for more troops to tackle IS

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 10:36

General Lord Richards says thousands more soldiers should be recruited to tackle the threat posed by IS militants after the deaths of two UK hostages.
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Prayers 'to mark Alan Henning's life'

Sunday, October 5th 2014, 8:31
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Church

Prayers will be said for British taxi driver Alan Henning, who was kidnapped in Syria and killed by Islamic State militants, at a church service in Salford.
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Body may be Alice suspect, police say

Saturday, October 4th 2014, 20:28
related places: London

Police searching for Arnis Zalkalns, suspected of killing teenager Alice Gross, say "early indications" suggest a body found in London is his.
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Henning family 'numb with grief'

Saturday, October 4th 2014, 20:01

The family of British hostage Alan Henning are "numb with grief" after he was murdered by Islamic State militants, his widow Barbara says.
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Policeman shot by drink-drive suspect

Saturday, October 4th 2014, 13:12
related places: London

A policeman is shot while confronting a man suspected of drinking and driving in south-east London.
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Briton Alan Henning 'killed by IS'

Saturday, October 4th 2014, 7:56

A video purporting to show the beheading of British hostage Alan Henning is released by Islamic State militants.
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VIDEO: 'Floating' artwork wows crowds

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 22:58
related places: Covent Garden

British artist Alex Chinneck has created a 'floating facade' at the Covent Garden market place. The work is called 'Take my lightning, but don't steal my thunder' and took several weeks to make.
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VIDEO: Hostage Alan Henning 'killed by IS'

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 21:34

A video purporting to show the beheading of British hostage Alan Henning has been released by Islamic State militants.
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Cantlie's father appeals for release

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 19:59

The father of British hostage John Cantlie, who is being held by Islamic State militants, makes a plea for his release.
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Sturridge signs new Liverpool deal

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 19:03
related places: Liverpool

Liverpool and England striker Daniel Sturridge, 25, signs a new long term contract with the Anfield club.
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Tories to 'curb human rights cases'

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 15:53

Conservative plans to stop British laws being overruled by human rights rulings from Europe would be "viable and legal", the justice secretary says.
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Man jailed over bogus bomb detectors

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 13:06

A British man who made fake bomb detectors with his wife to sell to police and security services overseas is jailed for three and a half years.
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PM: Troops face generational battle

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 12:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

David Cameron tells troops in Afghanistan they are facing the "struggle of our generation" against Islamist extremism, during a visit to Camp Bastion.
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VIDEO: British IS suspect in Bangladesh court

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 10:47
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

A British national, Samiun Rahman, arrested in Bangladesh on charges of recruiting people for Islamic state and other jihadist groups has made a second court appearance.
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Thai police parade murder suspects

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 9:43
related countries: Burma Burma, Thailand Thailand

Two Burmese men who Thai police say admit killing British tourists Hannah Witheridge and David Miller appear at a news conference.
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Sheeran album 2014's biggest so far

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 23:42

Ed Sheeran's album X overtakes Coldplay's Ghost Stories to make him the UK's top-selling artist of 2014 so far.
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Two more UK Tornados to join IS fight

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 20:26

David Cameron announces the deployment of two more British Tornado planes to join the fight against Islamic State, as he visits RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus.
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Three 'held over Thai killings'

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 16:13
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Three Burmese workers are questioned over the killing of two British tourists in Thailand, according to local reports.
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Ebola nurse tells of virus 'horror'

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 15:21
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

The British nurse who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in Sierra Leone calls for action to stop the "horror and the misery" he witnessed there.
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Clyne & Shelvey win England call-ups

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 14:56
related places: Southampton

Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne and Swansea City midfielder Jonjo Shelvey are called up to the England squad.
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UK urges decisive action on Ebola

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 14:23
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
related places: London

The UK calls for decisive international action to deal with the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, as it co-hosts a forum with Sierra Leone in London.
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No rift over Sturridge - Hodgson

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 14:19
related places: Liverpool

England manager Roy Hodgson says there is no rift with Liverpool over Daniel Sturridge, who has been left out of his latest squad.
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Curtain falls on Kate Bush comeback

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 10:43
related places: London

Singer Kate Bush performs the last of a series of 22 comeback concerts in London, suggesting it will be "a while" before she appears on stage again.
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Man Utd's Shaw in England U21 squad

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 10:40
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Manchester United's Luke Shaw is named in the England Under-21 squad to face Croatia in the Euro 2015 play-off.
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BBC launches dance contest

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 10:01
related places: Wells

Dance stars of the future are being sought in a UK competition backed by Sadler's Wells and the BBC to be shown on BBC Four and BBC Two.
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Virgin Money announces float plan

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 7:17

Virgin Money, the UK challenger bank partly owned by entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, announces plans to list its shares on the London Stock Exchange.
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Sharks can be 'social or solitary'

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 3:17

A UK study finds that the most feared predators in the sea have individual personalities, which determine how readily they socialise.
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Ebola fight hit by aid cuts, MPs warn

Thursday, October 2nd 2014, 1:20
related countries: Liberia Liberia, Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Cuts in the amount of health aid the UK provides to Liberia and Sierra Leone have "compromised the fight" to stop the spread of the Ebola virus, MPs warn.
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River body confirmed as missing Alice

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 19:18
related places: London

A body found in a west London river is that of missing Alice Gross, the Metropolitan Police confirm.
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Lord Hill faces second 'EU grilling'

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 19:11

The UK's candidate to join the European Commission, Lord Hill, is summoned to a second hearing of MEPs to assess his suitability for the job.
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England stars 'treated like babies'

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 19:00

England's players are suffering because they are not trusted to behave like grown-ups, according to Rio Ferdinand.
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Cameron pledges tax cuts 'for 30m'

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 16:57

David Cameron says a future Conservative government would cut taxes for thirty million people as he delivers his party conference speech.
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UK legalises music and film ripping

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 16:11

The UK makes it legal to make duplicates of media files for personal use, but will still allow companies to add copy-protection code.
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Lancaster signs England deal to 2020

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 11:18
related places: Lancaster

Stuart Lancaster's contract as England head coach is extended until 2020 by the Rugby Football Union.
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Body find sparks Alice murder probe

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 10:46
related places: London

The disappearance of teenager Alice Gross is now being treated as a murder inquiry after a "significantly concealed" body is found.
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Eurozone woes hit UK manufacturing

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 10:01

The UK manufacturing sector grew at its slowest pace for 17 months in September as a result of the strong pound and weakness in the eurozone, a survey indicates.
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Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 0:33
related places: London

Police investigating the disappearance of 14-year-old schoolgirl Alice Gross say they have found a body in a west London river.
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Cancer gene test 'would save lives'

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 23:04

Younger bowel cancer patients should be offered a genetic test to screen for a rare condition linked to a higher risk of cancer, say UK researchers.
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DJ Fox arrested over 'sex assaults'

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 18:51
related places: London

Radio DJ Neil Fox - known as "Dr Fox" - is arrested in London by police investigating claims of sex offences.
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Hostage's wife makes new mercy plea

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 17:51

The wife of a British hostage being held by militants makes a renewed call for his release, saying there has been "outcry across the world" over his imprisonment.
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'No panic' in RAF Iraq strikes

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 15:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Britain will not be "panicked" into dropping bombs in Iraq, foreign secretary Philip Hammond says, as RAF jets return without firing weapons.
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Billy Elliot show tops UK box office

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 13:40
related countries: Ireland Ireland

A special live screening of Billy Elliot the Musical Live tops the UK and Ireland box office taking £1.9m - making it the highest grossing event cinema release.
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EU hearings: The grilling of Lord Hill

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 11:53

UK's Lord Hill faces tough scrutiny for EU Commission job
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UK second quarter growth revised up

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 10:27

UK economic growth has been revised up to 0.9% for the second quarter of the year by the Office for National Statistics.
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EU vote not like Scotland - Cameron

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 8:32
related places: Cameron

The prime minister says he cares "about a thousand times more strongly" about keeping the UK together than he does about staying in the EU.
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RBS says 'bad loan' losses reduced

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 8:29

State-owned Royal Bank of Scotland says an improving economy means it can free up £800m from the pot of money set aside to cover losses on bad loans.
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PM vows seven-day GP access by 2020

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 7:51

David Cameron announces plans to ensure seven-day GP access is rolled out across England by 2020.
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VIDEO: Third video of UK hostage released

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 1:53

A third video has been posted online showing the British photographer John Cantlie, who's being held by the group which calls itself Islamic State.
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Third video of UK hostage released

Monday, September 29th 2014, 23:58

A third video has appeared featuring British hostage John Cantlie who is being held by Islamic State militants.
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Lloyds fires eight staff over Libor

Monday, September 29th 2014, 15:43
related places: London

Lloyds Banking Group dismisses eight staff members following an investigation into the manipulation of some key interest rates set in London.
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Parody laws set to come into effect

Monday, September 29th 2014, 12:09

Changes to UK legislation are to come into force later this week allowing the parody of copyright works.
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UK manufacturers 'want to stay in EU'

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 23:51

UK manufacturers are overwhelmingly in favour of the country remaining a part of the European Union, a survey suggests.
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Dolphins crush Raiders at Wembley

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 20:24
related places: London, Wembley

Quarterback Ryan Tannehill throws for two touchdowns as Miami Dolphins beat Oakland Raiders 38-14 in London.
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Ryder Cup 2014 complete scores

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 18:04

Full scores and results, plus individual player points totals, as Europe beat the USA to retain the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles
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British couple help stranded refugees to safety

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 9:44
related countries: Greece Greece, Turkey Turkey

A British couple sailing around Turkey and Greece helped rescue stranded refugees from the water.
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Arsenal 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Saturday, September 27th 2014, 19:26
related places: London, Tottenham

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's equaliser earns Arsenal a point in an entertaining north London derby against Tottenham.
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RAF jets sent on Iraqi mission

Saturday, September 27th 2014, 18:52
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Two RAF jets carry out their first combat mission over Iraq since Parliament authorised air strikes targeting Islamic State militants.
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Tories plan under-40s homes discount

Saturday, September 27th 2014, 11:24

First-time buyers in England under the age of 40 will be offered the chance to buy one of 100,000 new homes at a 20% discount, the Conservatives pledge.
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RAF set for strikes on IS targets

Saturday, September 27th 2014, 10:26
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Iraq Iraq

British warplanes are in Cyprus, ready to launch missile strikes against Islamic State targets after MPs backed military action in Iraq.
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Final ferry trip is 'end of an era'

Saturday, September 27th 2014, 4:30

The UK's only ferry link to Scandinavia is to close for good, marking the "the end of an era", its operator says.
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New wave of Chinese art hits UK

Friday, September 26th 2014, 22:23
related countries: China China

The new wave of artists offering a fresh view of China
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Getting the best deal on a new mobile

Friday, September 26th 2014, 21:00
related places: How

How to get the best deal on a new UK mobile
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MPs support UK air strikes against IS

Friday, September 26th 2014, 19:43
related countries: Iraq Iraq

MPs back UK air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq by 524 votes to 43.
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Ai Weiwei creates Blenheim art show

Friday, September 26th 2014, 16:22
related countries: China China

The UK's biggest exhibition of works by Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei has been put together at Blenheim Palace with the help of 3D technology.
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IS fight may extend to Syria - PM

Friday, September 26th 2014, 16:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United States United States

David Cameron says there is a "strong case" for UK military action in Syria, as well as Iraq, against Islamic State (IS) as MPs debate air strikes.
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Watson backs London-based NFL team

Friday, September 26th 2014, 15:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

Oakland Raiders offensive tackle Menelik Watson believes American football would benefit from having a London-based NFL team.
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UKIP promises income tax cuts

Friday, September 26th 2014, 14:16

The UK Independence Party proposes cutting income tax from 40p to 35p for people earning up to £55,000 at the party's conference.
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UKIP wants UK-only immigration queue

Friday, September 26th 2014, 12:50

UKIP calls for separate immigration queues for UK citizens at border entry points, at its annual conference.
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