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Denmark crowned Eurovision winners

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 0:37
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: Malmo

Denmark's Emmelie de Forest wins the Eurovision Song Contest, with the UK's Bonnie Tyler finishing 19th out of 26 countries.
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Treasury claims banks 'safer in UK'

Saturday, May 18th 2013, 23:23

The latest UK government paper on the impact of Scottish independence will claim the UK is better placed to manage the risk of a financial crisis.
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Root shines before NZ fight back

Saturday, May 18th 2013, 17:42
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England lose four late wickets as they close day three of the first Test at Lord's on 180-6, leading New Zealand by 205.
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British girl dies at Egyptian hotel

Saturday, May 18th 2013, 16:20
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A British child who died in a pool at a hotel in Egypt is named as five-year-old Chloe Johnson from Forest Hill, south London.
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Beckham in talks to buy new MLS club

Saturday, May 18th 2013, 9:23
related countries: United States United States

David Beckham's advisors hold talks with US Major League Soccer over the former England captain buying a franchise.
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American The Office clocks out

Friday, May 17th 2013, 23:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: How, America

How the US version of The Office reflects on America - and the UK
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New Zealand hold edge over England

Friday, May 17th 2013, 18:06
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand hold the advantage in the first Test despite James Anderson becoming the fourth England bowler to 300 Test wickets.
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Madeleine police identify new leads

Friday, May 17th 2013, 16:55
related countries: Portugal Portugal

UK detectives reviewing the 2007 disappearance of Madeleine McCann in Portugal say they have identified "a number of persons of interest".
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Fire service 'needs transforming'

Friday, May 17th 2013, 15:56

Fire and rescue services in England need to be "transformed" to become more efficient and effective, a review commissioned by the government says.
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Anderson takes 300th Test wicket

Friday, May 17th 2013, 15:18
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

James Anderson becomes only the fourth England player to take 300 Test wickets during the first Test against New Zealand.
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Man 'unlawfully killed' in Nigeria

Friday, May 17th 2013, 12:29
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

An engineer from Greater Manchester was unlawfully killed by his kidnappers in Nigeria minutes after a UK-led rescue operation stormed in, an inquest finds.
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VIDEO: Bling Ring premieres in Cannes

Friday, May 17th 2013, 12:27

British actress Emma Watson was among the cast attending the premiere of The Bling Ring in Cannes on Thursday.
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Director Greenaway to return to UK

Friday, May 17th 2013, 11:06

British director Peter Greenaway is returning to the UK to film an adaptation of Thomas Mann's Death in Venice, according to reports.
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Europe car sales break losing streak

Friday, May 17th 2013, 9:46

Car sales across Europe rose in April for the first time in 18 months, helped by strong demand in the UK and by the early Easter break.
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Morrisons agrees tie-up with Ocado

Friday, May 17th 2013, 6:54

Morrisons, the UK's fourth largest supermarket chain, says it will launch online shopping by January 2014 after agreeing a tie-up with Ocado.
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New courts to hear traffic offences

Friday, May 17th 2013, 3:23

Dedicated traffic courts are to be set up in England and Wales to prosecute minor motoring offences such as jumping traffic lights or speeding.
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No pressure to score quickly - Trott

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 18:29
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Jonathan Trott says there is no pressure on England to score quickly on day two of the first Test against New Zealand.
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Sande in double win at song awards

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 17:17

Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sande scoops two prizes at the Ivor Novello awards for songwriting and composing.
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England make slow progress at Lord's

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 17:00
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England labour to 160-4 as New Zealand enjoy the better of an attritional opening day in the first Test at Lord's.
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UK probes Pakistan politician speech

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 16:43
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: London

Police in London investigate complaints against the UK-based leader of Pakistan's MQM party to see if he has violated British law.
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MPs challenge Google over UK tax

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 16:33

The internet giant Google has been challenged by MPs over the way it reports its income for tax.
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Beckham: Football's global superstar

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 16:05

Key figures from football pay tribute to David Beckham after the former England midfielder announces his retirement.
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RBS to cut a further 1,400 jobs

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 14:22

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is to cut a further 1,400 jobs from its retail banking head office over the next two years.
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Rooney or Lampard to captain England

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 13:26

Wayne Rooney or Frank Lampard will captain England in the friendlies against Republic of Ireland and Brazil.
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EU referendum bill will be debated

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 11:24

A Conservative backbencher will introduce a bill paving the way for a referendum on the UK's EU membership.
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Amazon paid £2.4m in tax in 2012

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 8:42

Amazon's UK unit paid £2.4m in corporation tax last year, despite making sales of £4.3bn, the online retailer's accounts show.
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Pinewood Studio plans rejected

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 22:18

Plans for the £200m expansion of film company Pinewood Studios, seen as vital for the British movie industry, are turned down.
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Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 15:16
related places: London

The National Portrait Gallery in London is to have its own choir in residence - a first for any museum in the UK.
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Bank of England upgrades forecasts

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 14:59

The Bank of England upgrades its economic growth forecast, but separate figures show a rise in UK unemployment.
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Disgraced cardinal to leave Scotland

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 13:07

Cardinal Keith O'Brien is to leave Scotland for several months after admitting improper sexual conduct, the Vatican confirms.
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UK claims fish dumping ban success

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 12:47

The UK says it has agreed new laws with the European Union which include banning the dumping of unwanted fish, such as mackerel and herring.
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Police killers face whole life terms

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 12:12

Criminals who kill police officers in England and Wales will face compulsory whole life sentences, the home secretary says.
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UK unemployment up to 2.52 million

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 11:36
related places: March

UK unemployment rose by 15,000 to 2.52 million in the January to March period, the Office for National Statistics says.
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Met raids on burglars 'largest ever'

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 10:35
related places: London, More

More than 1,000 officers take part in the Metropolitan Police's largest ever number of co-ordinated raids in London.
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Ferdinand retires from England duty

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 7:44

England defender Rio Ferdinand announces his retirement from international football, after winning 81 caps.
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VIDEO: Harry hits home run in New York

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 7:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Prince Harry has been playing baseball, promoting British tourism and dining with the stars in New York on the fifth day of his US tour.
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PM: Only Tories offer 'EU choice'

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 21:40

David Cameron says the Conservatives are the only party offering a "choice" about the UK's future in Europe as a draft referendum bill is published.
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Bank of England criticises Bloomberg

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 19:25

The Bank of England calls the data snooping activities at financial news agency Bloomberg "reprehensible" and says it will liaise with other central banks.
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Prince and PM promote UK on US visit

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 18:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Prince Harry and Prime Minister David Cameron visit Manhattan on a London bus to promote the UK as a place to study, visit and do business.
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EU deal on extra 2013 budget funds

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 17:35

An extra 7.3bn euros is due to be added to the EU's budget for 2013 under a compromise which the UK continues to oppose.
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Tories publish EU referendum bill

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 15:40

The Conservatives publish a parliamentary bill setting terms for a referendum by the end of 2017 on whether the UK should leave the European Union.
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McManaman called up by Under-21s

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 14:22

Wigan's Callum McManaman is included in England's Under-21 European Championship squad, his first call-up.
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Tia murderer jailed for 38 years

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 13:35
related places: London

Stuart Hazell is jailed for a minimum of 38 years for murdering 12-year-old Tia Sharp at her grandmother's south London home.
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Longer Afghan tours for UK soldiers

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 11:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

British troops will start serving longer tours in Afghanistan ahead of their withdrawal in 2015, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has announced.
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VIDEO: First look at Nokia 'flagship' Lumia 925

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 9:31
related places: London

Rory Cellan-Jones visits Nokia's London offices, to get a preview of the company's new, slimmer, flagship phone, the Lumia 925.
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Takeover approach for Severn Trent

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 7:31

A group of international investors is interested in buying UK water supplier Severn Trent, the company confirms.
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French cinema seduces the Brits

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 7:24
related countries: France France

How British audiences are falling for French films
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Wilshere to miss England friendlies

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 6:30

Jack Wilshere will have ankle surgery at the end of the season, ruling him out of two England friendlies.
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Coldplay named best British act

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 0:58
related places: London

Coldplay are to receive the best British act award at the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards in London on 28 June.
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VIDEO: UK and US to boost Syrian opposition

Monday, May 13th 2013, 23:26
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The US and the UK say they will work to strengthen the moderate opposition in Syria and create a transitional body to replace President Bashar al-Assad.
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Prior named England player of year

Monday, May 13th 2013, 20:01

Wicketkeeper Matt Prior is voted England Cricketer of the Year for 2012-13 ahead of Alastair Cook and James Anderson.
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Pledge to bolster Syrian opposition

Monday, May 13th 2013, 18:41
related countries: Iran Iran, Syria Syria
related places: Washington

The US and the UK say they will work to strengthen Syria's moderate opposition and create a transitional body to replace President Bashar al-Assad.
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Obama urges UK to 'fix' EU problems

Monday, May 13th 2013, 17:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

US President Obama says the UK should try to "fix" its relationship with the EU before "breaking it off" after White House talks with David Cameron.
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Pilotless flight success over UK

Monday, May 13th 2013, 12:15

A BAE Systems aircraft flies without a pilot in UK airspace shared with passenger flights for the first time.
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VIDEO: 'Vicious' Moran captured in Spain

Monday, May 13th 2013, 11:36
related countries: Spain Spain

Det Supt John Lyons has described Andrew Moran, one of Britain's most-wanted fugitives, who has accepted a request to be extradited back to the UK after being arrested at a luxury villa in Spain.
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Israeli PM drops costly air bedroom

Monday, May 13th 2013, 9:40
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu will change his sleeping arrangements on flights after criticism over the cost of a special bedroom on a trip to the UK, officials say.
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UK business sees better prospects

Monday, May 13th 2013, 6:28

Confidence is improving across most UK businesses, according to the latest business surveys, although manufacturers are less optimistic.
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'Most wanted' fugitive due in court

Monday, May 13th 2013, 2:37
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

Andrew Moran, one of the UK's most wanted fugitives, is due in court in Madrid after being arrested at a luxury villa in Spain.
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'Most wanted' fugitive held in Spain

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 21:22
related countries: Spain Spain

Andrew Moran, one of Britain's most wanted fugitives, is arrested by Spanish police just north of Benidorm on the Costa Blanca.
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Olivia Colman wins two Bafta awards

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 20:38
related places: London

Olivia Colman wins two Baftas - best supporting actress for Accused and best female in a comedy programme for Twenty Twelve.
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Second minister would back EU exit

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 18:44

Cabinet minister Philip Hammond joins Michael Gove in saying he would vote for Britain to leave the EU if there were a referendum today.
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BP withdraws some staff from Libya

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 13:19
related countries: Libya Libya

Oil giant BP withdraws some non-essential staff from operations in Libya following UK government advice about uncertainty in the country.
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Abstain in EU vote, ministers urged

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 8:20

Tory ministers are being advised to abstain in a Commons vote on the failure to introduce laws guaranteeing a referendum on the UK's EU membership, a Downing Street source confirms.
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Nurse leaders warn on staff ratios

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 7:07

Senior nurses have issued what they say is an unprecedented warning about staffing levels on hospital wards in England.
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UK scientists 'develop superwheat'

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 0:52
related places: Cambridge

British scientists at a research centre in Cambridge say they have developed a new type of wheat which could increase productivity by 30%.
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Dowsett wins as Wiggins gains time

Saturday, May 11th 2013, 17:38

Alex Dowsett wins time trial as Sir Bradley Wiggins rises to fourth despite puncture and Vincenzo Nibali takes Giro d'Italia lead.
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G7 'agree to target tax avoidance'

Saturday, May 11th 2013, 15:47

The chancellor says the G7 group of industrialised nations have agreed there needs to be collective action to target tax evasion and avoidance.
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Aussie O'Connor suffers injury scare

Saturday, May 11th 2013, 13:31
related countries: Australia Australia, Ireland Ireland

Australia back James O'Connor suffers a chest injury ahead of next month's Test series against the British and Irish Lions.
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New Star Wars film to be shot in UK

Saturday, May 11th 2013, 13:03

The new Star Wars film is to be made in the UK in what Chancellor George Osborne is hailing as a coup for British tax breaks.
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Swann & Bresnan back for England

Saturday, May 11th 2013, 12:01
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Graeme Swann and Tim Bresnan return to the England squad for the first Test against New Zealand at Lord's on Thursday.
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Funds black hole for school rebuilds

Saturday, May 11th 2013, 1:16
related places: More

More than half the schools in England's priority building scheme do not have guaranteed funding as the government has been unable to secure affordable private finance.
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Simpson death sparks investigation

Friday, May 10th 2013, 19:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: America, San Francisco

America's Cup chiefs, San Francisco police and the US Coast Guard to investigate the death of British sailor Andrew Simpson.
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Abu Qatada 'would return to Jordan'

Friday, May 10th 2013, 16:52
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Radical cleric Abu Qatada will voluntarily return to Jordan if its government ratifies a treaty drawn up with the UK government, his lawyer tells a court.
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UK withdraws Libya embassy staff

Friday, May 10th 2013, 14:03
related countries: Libya Libya

The UK has withdrawn some staff from its embassy in Libya in response to the "ongoing political uncertainty" in the country, the Foreign Office says.
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Data suggests UK avoided double-dip

Friday, May 10th 2013, 13:47

A revision by the Office for National Statistics to construction industry data has cast doubt on whether the UK entered a double-dip recession last year.
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Tributes for Olympic sailor Simpson

Friday, May 10th 2013, 12:38
related places: Simpson

British Sailing boss John Derbyshire leads tributes to Olympic champion Andrew Simpson, who has died in a training accident.
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$100,000 'not to go to university'

Friday, May 10th 2013, 11:38
related places: London

A teenager from London wins a $100,000 fellowship from one of the original Facebook investors and the man behind PayPal.
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Mate urgently needed for 'ugly' fish

Friday, May 10th 2013, 2:24

London Zoo is desperately seeking a fit female mate for a critically endangered fish - the "gorgeously ugly" Mangarahara cichlid.
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Talks over Israel report controversy

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 18:02
related countries: Israel Israel

The Church of Scotland holds "useful" discussions with the Jewish community over a controversial report which questioned the divine right of Jews to the land of Israel.
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Childcare ratio plans 'in chaos'

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 17:43

Labour says plans to allow nursery staff and childminders to look after more children in England are in "chaos", after Nick Clegg admits doubts about them.
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Cumming nominated for Macbeth role

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 13:30

Alan Cumming has been shortlisted for his solo performance in Macbeth at this year's Critics' Awards for Theatre in Scotland - one of eight nominations for the National Theatre of Scotland.
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Meteor wonder spotted in night sky

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 13:14

People have reported seeing what was thought to be a meteor in the night sky in parts of England and Wales.
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Cameron raps EU financial tax plans

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 12:27

Prime Minister David Cameron reasserts Britain's strong opposition to a European financial transactions tax in a speech at an investment conference.
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Rooney asks to leave Man Utd again

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 6:35

Manchester United say Wayne Rooney is not for sale, despite the England striker saying he wants to leave the club.
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A&E demand unsustainable - watchdog

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 3:51

Levels of demand on NHS accident and emergency departments in England have been described as unsustainable by the head of the health service regulator.
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Ease Syria rebel arms sanctions - UK

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 3:03
related countries: Syria Syria

The UK government sets out the case for lifting or amending the EU arms embargo against the main Syrian opposition group, the National Coalition.
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Wheatley film set for wide release

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 17:10

Sightseers director Ben Wheatley's new movie will be the first UK film to be released simultaneously in cinemas, on DVD, on TV and on demand.
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Miliband: Coalition out of ideas

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 15:19

Labour's Ed Miliband accuses the coalition of being "out of ideas" on the problems facing the UK, with two years still to go until the next election.
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FA cleared over racist chants claim

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 14:28

Fifa will not take disciplinary action against the Football Association for alleged racist chants by England fans.
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Robshaw rested for England tour

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 14:21
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Uruguay Uruguay

Captain Chris Robshaw is rested for England's three-match tour to Uruguay and Argentina, with Tom Wood named skipper.
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Ferguson to retire at end of season

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 11:20

British football's most successful manager confirms he is stepping down after 26 years in charge to become club director and ambassador.
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Probation 'given to all offenders'

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 10:43

All offenders released from prison in England and Wales would receive at least 12 months' probation, under new plans announced in the Queen's Speech.
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Social care 'facing bleak future'

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 7:12

The social care system in England is facing a bleak future despite the planned changes as services have been forced into budget cuts, council chiefs say.
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Film effects master Harryhausen dies

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 21:34
related places: London

Visual effects master Ray Harryhausen, whose stop-motion wizardry graced such films as Jason and the Argonauts and Clash of the Titans, dies in London at the age of 92.
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VIDEO: 'I was told my father was a traitor'

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 19:49
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The son of a man labelled a "deserter" by the Irish Army for going to fight with British forces in World War II tells the BBC how he was told "your father is a traitor."
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VIDEO: 'I paid £54 for four ice creams'

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 18:59
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Two British couples were charged £54 (64 euros) for four ice cream cones, while on holiday in Rome.
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Pavarotti and the forgotten UK debut

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 18:51

The night Pavarotti gave his first performance in the UK
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Somalia's leader hails 'new era'

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 18:20
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: London

Somalia's President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud says Somalia has entered a new era that will herald the end of more than two decades of conflict.
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Boyle honoured by Critics' Circle

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 17:34

Oscar-winning film-maker Danny Boyle is one of five recipients of special centenary awards given to mark the 100th birthday of the UK Critics' Circle.
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Basque suspect can be sent to Spain

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 16:00
related countries: Spain Spain

A UK court rules that an alleged member of the Basque separatist group Eta can be sent to Spain to face terrorism charges.
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