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Carney warns Scotland over pound

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 17:06

Bank of England governor Mark Carney tells trade unions that currency union after Scottish independence would be "incompatible with sovereignty".
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UK sending arms to Iraqi government

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 16:54
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Heavy machine guns and ammunition are being donated to Iraq to help fight Islamic State militants, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Leaders in No vote trip to Scotland

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 15:09

The leaders of the main UK parties are heading to Scotland to make a stand against independence, as Alex Salmond says their campaign has fallen apart.
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Carney predicts wage rises 'next year'

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 12:49

Bank of England governor Mark Carney tells unions that wages should start rising in real terms "around the middle of next year".
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Faith in England lost, says Owen

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 12:44

Former England striker Michael Owen says the country has lost faith in the national team after major tournament failures.
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Jacobson makes Booker shortlist

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 11:24
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Former Booker winner Howard Jacobson is among the three British writers, two Americans and an Australian to make this year's shortlist.
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Parties back more Scotland powers

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 10:14

The Scottish leaders of the main pro-Union parties back more powers for Holyrood as the prime minister and Labour leader announce a flying visit to Scotland.
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UK industrial output rises in July

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 9:51

UK industrial output saw its biggest monthly rise in six months in July as electricity generation increased, official figures show.
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Make mental health 'bigger priority'

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 7:54

Mental health needs to be more of a priority, with targets for waiting times and greater protection for funding, says England's chief medical officer.
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Bold approach paid off - Hodgson

Monday, September 8th 2014, 23:14
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Roy Hodgson says England showed they can play a more attacking style in their 2-0 Euro 2016 qualifying win over Switzerland.
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Switzerland 0-2 England

Monday, September 8th 2014, 21:33
related countries: Jordan Jordan, Switzerland Switzerland

England begin their Euro 2016 qualification campaign with a win in Switzerland thanks to two goals from Danny Welbeck.
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Brown sets out more powers timetable

Monday, September 8th 2014, 21:03

Former prime minister Gordon Brown sets out a timetable for boosting the Scottish Parliament's powers in the event of a vote against independence.
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Pound falls on independence poll

Monday, September 8th 2014, 19:14

The pound has fallen in response to a YouGov poll showing a narrow lead for Scottish independence for the first time.
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Renshaw leads Tour after stage win

Monday, September 8th 2014, 14:59
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Llandudno

Australia's Mark Renshaw leads the Tour of Britain after winning stage two's sprint finish in Llandudno.
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Pound falls after referendum poll

Monday, September 8th 2014, 14:22

The value of the pound falls in the wake of an opinion poll which suggested the pro-UK campaign has lost its lead ahead of the Scottish referendum.
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RBS starts share sale of US arm

Monday, September 8th 2014, 11:59
related countries: United States United States

The Royal Bank of Scotland has launched the public share sale of part of its US subsidiary, Citizens Bank.
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Call to cut number of police forces

Monday, September 8th 2014, 6:33

The number of constabularies in England and Wales should be cut to save money, one of the country's most senior police leaders says.
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Second arrest in missing girl hunt

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 23:15
related places: London

A second man is arrested on suspicion of murder by police investigating the disappearance of west London schoolgirl Alice Gross.
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New Scots powers plan 'within days'

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 22:36

UK Chancellor George Osborne promises a timetable for further Scottish devolution on the day a poll suggests a narrow lead for the pro-independence side.
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Win was in sight, says Strachan

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 21:56
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Strachan

Gordon Strachan believed his Scotland side were going to beat the world champions before Germany claimed victory.
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VIDEO: Clashes at Calais over migrant influx

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 21:55
related countries: France France
related places: Calais

Protests have taken place at the French port of Calais over the continuing influx of migrants trying to reach the UK.
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England beat India in T20 thriller

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 18:48
related countries: India India
related places: Edgbaston

England round off their international summer with a pulsating three-run Twenty20 victory over India at Edgbaston.
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Thousands complete Great North Run

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 15:58

Thousands of runners complete the 34th Great North Run, including the millionth finisher and the first British man to win in 29 years.
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UK set to challenge EU bonus cap

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 11:54

The UK's objection to the European Union's plans to cap bankers' bonuses is set to be heard in the bloc's highest court on Monday.
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Scottish referendum 'neck and neck'

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 10:59

Campaigners in the battle for Scotland's future say the result is too close to call, as one poll puts the Yes camp narrowly ahead for the first time.
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Fletcher eyes famous win for Scots

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 9:51
related countries: Germany Germany

Darren Fletcher reveals Scotland's players are relishing the opportunity to topple world champions Germany.
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England recovery 'will take time'

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 9:21

England boss Roy Hodgson says it will take a long time for him and his team to get over a dismal 2014 World Cup.
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UK offers Nato security fence to Calais

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 7:36
related places: Newport

The UK is to offer Calais the security fences used at the Nato summit in Newport to help tackle migrants trying to get into the country illegally.
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Murder arrest in missing girl hunt

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 22:46
related places: London

Police hunting for missing London schoolgirl Alice Gross, 14, arrest a man on suspicion of murder.
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Three held over New Forest murder

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 12:35

Three people are arrested in connection with the murder of a woman in the New Forest.
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Man remanded over London 'beheading'

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 10:53
related places: London

A 25-year-old man is remanded in custody over the suspected beheading of a grandmother in north London
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Italian strike disrupts UK flights

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 10:30
related countries: Italy Italy

UK travellers are among the air passengers facing disruption due to a strike by Italian air traffic controllers, with scores of flights cancelled.
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Man charged with 'beheading' murder

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 10:09
related places: London

A 25-year-old man is charged with the murder of 82-year-old grandmother Palmira Silva, who died in a suspected beheading in north London.
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VIDEO: Ukraine dominates Nato summit

Friday, September 5th 2014, 21:45
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Events in Ukraine have dominated the second day of Nato summit in Wales.
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Sturridge out of Euro 2016 qualifier

Friday, September 5th 2014, 18:18
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Daniel Sturridge is 'heartbroken' after being ruled out of England's Euro 2016 qualifier with a thigh injury.
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New Nato force to reassure east

Friday, September 5th 2014, 17:54

The Nato summit in Wales announces the formation of a several-thousand-strong "spearhead" force designed to reassure eastern member states.
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Root century sets up England ODI win

Friday, September 5th 2014, 17:17
related countries: India India

Joe Root hits 113 as England beat India by 41 runs in the final one-day international, with the tourists winning the series 3-1.
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Calais migrants in rights protest

Friday, September 5th 2014, 16:48

Migrants in Calais take part in a protest asking for human rights protection after concerns grow about the number attempting to reach the UK.
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UK pledges 1,000 troops to Nato

Friday, September 5th 2014, 16:13
related places: Newport

The UK will contribute 1,000 personnel to a new multi-national rapid reaction force, David Cameron tells the Nato summit in Newport.
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England's Sturridge sent for scan

Friday, September 5th 2014, 14:43

England striker Daniel Sturridge is sent for a scan after he was injured during a training session on Friday.
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New sex abuse inquiry chief is named

Friday, September 5th 2014, 11:58

Lord Mayor of London Fiona Woolf replaces Lady Butler-Sloss as head of a government inquiry into historical child abuse.
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Police shoot knife-wielding man dead

Friday, September 5th 2014, 8:53
related places: Islington, London

Police shoot dead a 40-year-old man who broke into a house and threatened a woman with a knife in Islington, north London.
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Hodgson defends England outburst

Friday, September 5th 2014, 8:10
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Wembley

England manager Roy Hodgson defends his angry response to criticism of the performance against Norway at Wembley.
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E-cigarette criticisms 'alarmist'

Friday, September 5th 2014, 6:30

Warnings about e-cigarettes are "alarmist" - and increasing their use could save thousands of lives a year in the UK, researchers say.
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PM warning over terrorist ransoms

Friday, September 5th 2014, 5:48

David Cameron tells fellow leaders at the Nato summit in Newport they should not pay ransoms, as the UK seeks to free a Briton being held hostage.
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Obama leaves Cardiff Nato dinner

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 23:08
related places: Newport

US President Barack Obama leaves Cardiff Castle after a working dinner of world leaders at the end of the first day of the Nato Wales Summit.
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VIDEO: Calais migrants try to storm ferry

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 22:38
related countries: France France
related places: Calais

Scores of illegal migrants in the French port of Calais unsuccessfully tried to force their way onto a ferry bound for England, officials say.
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VIDEO: Tense Ukraine troops turn on cameras

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 22:02
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Western

Western countries are preparing to tighten sanctions on Russia over its action in Ukraine, US and British officials say.
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PM 'not ruling out' IS air strikes

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 20:40

David Cameron says he will not rule out air strikes against Islamic State, which is holding a British hostage.
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Nato alliance 'stands with Ukraine'

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 18:27
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Leaders of the Nato military alliance, meeting in Wales, voice further strong backing for Ukraine and call on Russia to pull back its troops.
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VIDEO: Eurotunnel stowaway in woman's car

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 18:10

A stowaway claiming to be an orphan "unfolded himself" from behind the front seat of woman's car after she returned to England through the Channel Tunnel.
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We must learn from India - Moeen

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 15:19
related countries: India India

All-rounder Moeen Ali says England must learn from India's style of play to help turn around their dismal one-day form.
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Nato summit a 'historic moment'

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 15:02
related places: Newport

The eyes of the world are on Wales as the Nato summit begins in Newport bringing together more than 60 heads of state and government.
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UK interest rates again held at 0.5%

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 11:27

The Bank of England holds UK interest rates at a record low of 0.5% for another month.
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Calais migrants try to storm ferry

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 11:00
related countries: France France
related places: Calais

Scores of illegal migrants in the French port of Calais unsuccessfully try to force their way onto a ferry bound for England.
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Two UK researchers 'missing' in Qatar

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 10:54
related countries: Qatar Qatar

The Foreign Office says it is looking into reports two UK men investigating the treatment of migrant workers in Qatar have gone missing in the country.
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Nuclear plants offline until winter

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 10:36

EDF Energy says that four nuclear reactors in the UK that were shut down for safety inspections could stay offline until the end of the year.
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Solve crimes yourself, victims told

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 9:50

Victims of crime are being "encouraged" to investigate offences themselves, an inspection of police forces in England and Wales finds.
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Clooney to direct phone-hacking film

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 8:53

George Clooney is to direct a film about the phone-hacking scandal which led to the closure of British tabloid News of the World.
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England ties 'will not excite fans'

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 7:18
related places: Wembley

Manager Roy Hodgson admits England may continue to play in front of small crowds at Wembley during their Euro 2016 qualifiers.
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Djokovic beats Murray to reach semis

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 6:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York, Murray

World number one Novak Djokovic beats Britain's Andy Murray in four sets to reach the US Open semi-finals in New York.
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CBI forecasts UK growth slowdown

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 23:00

The CBI business lobby group says it expects UK economic growth to slow in the second half of this year as the impact of improved business and consumer confidence starts to ease.
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England 1-0 Norway

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 21:30
related countries: Norway Norway

Wayne Rooney's second-half penalty gives England an underwhelming victory over Norway in a poorly attended match at Wembley.
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UK-funded probe into IS atrocities

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 19:49

The BBC has learned that the British government is funding a team of international investigators to compile evidence against Islamic State fighters.
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UK 'will not waver' on defeating IS

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 19:32

The UK 'will not waver' in its aim of defeating terrorism, David Cameron says after the killing of a second US hostage and threats made against a British man.
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UK recovery 'stronger than thought'

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 11:56

The Office for National Statistics revises up its estimates for the UK's GDP during and after the recession.
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British Ebola patient 'discharged'

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 11:07

The first British person to contract Ebola during the outbreak in West Africa has made a full recovery.
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Calais mayor threatens to block port

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 4:16
related countries: France France
related places: Calais

The mayor of the French city of Calais threatens to block the port unless Britain does more to control the rising number of illegal migrants.
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UK in £3.5bn armoured vehicle deal

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 1:39

The Ministry of Defence is set to sign a £3.5bn deal for nearly 600 new armoured vehicles ahead of the Nato summit in Wales, which starts on Thursday.
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Credit Suisse investigating traders

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 1:13
related places: London

Credit Suisse is investigating two of its traders in London over allegations of misconduct.
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UK moves up global economic ranking

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 23:01

The UK edges up the World Economic Forum's worldwide rankings, but the group warns that the health of the global economy is at risk.
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Murray ready for Djokovic challenge

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 22:19
related countries: United States United States

Britain's Andy Murray is relishing the prospect of facing world number one Novak Djokovic in a US Open night session.
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Ashya's parents freed from prison

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 20:54
related countries: Spain Spain

The parents of Ashya King are released from prison in Spain after UK prosecutors withdrew a European arrest warrant.
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Cook will not quit as ODI skipper

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 17:28
related countries: India India

Alastair Cook says he will not stand down as England one-day captain despite the series defeat by India.
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India humble England to win series

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 15:45
related countries: India India
related places: Edgbaston

India send England to a humiliating nine-wicket defeat to win the fourth one-day international at Edgbaston and the series 3-0.
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Aston Martin appoints new chief

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 10:59

UK luxury carmaker Aston Martin hires senior Nissan executive Andy Palmer as its new chief executive.
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UK activist's Thailand trial begins

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 10:48
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A UK activist who campaigns for better labour conditions goes on trial in Thailand charged with criminal defamation.
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Boris Island airport plan 'not dead'

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 8:20

Mayor of London Boris Johnson says plans for an airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", are not dead despite a commission looking into the UK's airport needs rejecting the idea.
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Clegg defends UK terror response

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 8:20

The UK can take action to stop British jihadists re-entering the country without flouting the law, Nick Clegg insists.
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'Difficulties' with anti-terror plans

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 7:03

There are "significant difficulties" with preventing British-born terror suspects from re-entering the country, the reviewer of terror laws says.
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Arsenal sign Welbeck from Man Utd

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 0:13

Arsenal sign Manchester United and England forward Danny Welbeck on a "long-term" deal for £16m.
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China accuses MPs of 'interference'

Monday, September 1st 2014, 22:38
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Chinese authorities have accused British MPs of interfering in Hong Kong's affairs by investigating tensions there, Newsnight learns.
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Murray beats Tsonga to reach quarters

Monday, September 1st 2014, 21:24
related countries: United States United States

Britain's Andy Murray beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5 7-5 6-4 to book a US Open quarter-final against Novak Djokovic.
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PM outlines new anti-terror plans

Monday, September 1st 2014, 21:03
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

New powers are needed to seize the passports of terrorist suspects and stop British jihadists from returning to the UK, David Cameron says.
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Shot TV host was to face grand jury

Monday, September 1st 2014, 17:57
related countries: United States United States

A British talk show host who was shot dead in the United States was due to appear before a grand jury on the day he was killed, it is revealed.
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Nato plans rapid response force

Monday, September 1st 2014, 15:28
related countries: Russia Russia

Nato is to approve a rapid response force at a summit in Wales this week to deter any Russian threat to Eastern European members, the alliance's chief says.
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VIDEO: PM outlines passport seizure powers

Monday, September 1st 2014, 15:21

The police are to be given new powers to seize the passports of terrorist suspects and stop British jihadists from returning to the UK, David Cameron has said.
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Moores defends Cook's one-day role

Monday, September 1st 2014, 14:39

England coach Peter Moores says skipper Alastair Cook can be an influential one-day batsman, after criticism of his scoring rate.
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VIDEO: Ashya King's parents in Madrid court

Monday, September 1st 2014, 13:04
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

The parents of Ashya King are expected to appear in a court in Madrid in Spain on Monday morning. The five-year-old was taken from hospital in the UK against medical advice.
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Woodford sells HSBC over fine fears

Monday, September 1st 2014, 10:25

One of the UK's most high-profile fund managers, Neil Woodford, says he decided to sell his holding in HSBC because he is worried about "fine inflation".
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Airport expansion 'critical' for UK

Monday, September 1st 2014, 9:45

A single, larger hub airport where passengers can transfer to a range of destinations - is "critical" to the UK's long-term economic growth, says the CBI.
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Pupils begin 'tough' new curriculum

Monday, September 1st 2014, 8:14

Teaching of a "tough" new national curriculum begins in England as children return to school this week.
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UK manufacturing growth 'slows'

Monday, September 1st 2014, 7:50

UK manufacturing body the EEF trims its growth forecast for the sector after its members report a slowdown in both orders and output.
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End in sight for WW1 War Horse ride

Monday, September 1st 2014, 4:40
related countries: France France
related places: Nery

The War Horse Ride - commemorating the part played by British and French cavalry during World War One - is due to end in the French town of Nery.
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How Britain and Poland came to be intertwined

Sunday, August 31st 2014, 23:13
related countries: Poland Poland

Does the UK still feel a sense of obligation towards Poles?
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Sunday, August 31st 2014, 19:46

Police say they will not apologise for the way they conducted a search for a five-year-old boy with a brain tumour, who was taken from a UK hospital by his parents against medical advice.
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Marquez wins British MotoGP thriller

Sunday, August 31st 2014, 14:50
related places: Silverstone

World champion and championship leader Marc Marquez makes it 11 wins in 12 with victory at the British MotoGP at Silverstone.
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UK businesses 'want new EU deal'

Sunday, August 31st 2014, 13:58

Most British businesses want the UK to renegotiate its relationship with the EU, according to a British Chambers of Commerce survey.
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Dundee 1-1 Celtic

Sunday, August 31st 2014, 13:28
related places: Dundee

Leigh Griffiths comes off the bench to secure a Scottish Premiership draw for Celtic against Dundee at Dens Park.
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PM may block return of UK jihadists

Sunday, August 31st 2014, 12:29
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

British-born jihadists in Iraq and Syria could be temporarily banned from returning to the UK under new plans being considered by the government, the BBC understands.
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