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Russian tycoon top of rich list

Saturday, April 20th 2013, 18:10
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Russia Russia

Arsenal FC shareholder Alisher Usmanov tops the annual Sunday Times list of the wealthiest people in Britain and Ireland with a £13.3bn fortune.
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Marathon preparations 'gone well'

Saturday, April 20th 2013, 15:29

Organisers of the London Marathon say preparations for the race have gone well despite increased security in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings.
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Saturday, April 20th 2013, 0:10

The UK government launches a legal challenge at the European Court of Justice against plans for a European financial transactions tax (FTT).
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Osborne warned on mortgage scheme

Friday, April 19th 2013, 23:35

George Osborne's plan to boost the housing market may not help first-time buyers and could cost the UK large sums, MPs warn.
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Fitch downgrades UK credit rating

Friday, April 19th 2013, 20:57

Fitch credit ratings agency downgrades the UK to AA+ owing to a weakened economic outlook, but Chancellor George Osborne defends his austerity plan.
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Swansea death man, 25, had measles

Friday, April 19th 2013, 17:39
related places: Swansea

A man who died in Swansea had been suffering from measles at the time, say health officials tackling an epidemic in the city.
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Celtic v Inverness CT

Friday, April 19th 2013, 16:17

Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's game between Celtic and Inverness CT in the Scottish Premier League.
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Former England captain Denness dies

Friday, April 19th 2013, 16:08

Mike Denness, the only Scotland-born cricketer to have captained England, dies of cancer aged 72.
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Extra marathon police to 'reassure'

Friday, April 19th 2013, 11:53

The number of police officers on duty at Sunday's London Marathon is being increased by several hundred for "reassurance", Scotland Yard says.
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Tough inspection plan for nurseries

Friday, April 19th 2013, 8:26

Nurseries and childminders in England are to face tougher inspections, the education watchdog Ofsted is expected to announce.
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Lagarde warns UK growth 'not good'

Friday, April 19th 2013, 1:59

The head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, expresses renewed concern over the health of the UK economy.
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MPs warn on London 2012 legacy

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 23:01

The volunteering spirit seen during the Olympic Games is in danger of "fizzling out", a group of MPs warns.
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Biffy Clyro cancel US tour dates

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 17:14
related countries: United States United States

Biffy Clyro's lead singer, Simon Neil has been rushed back to the UK after suffering respiratory problems while on tour.
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Farah happy to run in home marathon

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 17:12
related places: Boston

Olympic champion Mo Farah says there is "no reason" not to compete in Sunday's London Marathon, despite the Boston bombings.
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Measles risk 'for million children'

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 16:16
related places: More

More than a million schoolchildren could be susceptible to measles due to the MMR vaccine scare, warn child health doctors in the UK.
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Soldiers 'hanged Iraqi teenager'

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 15:26
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A teenager killed in Iraq was tortured and hanged by British troops, his uncle claims at the Al-Sweady inquiry.
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Man guilty of park rape of girl, 11

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 14:12
related places: London

An 18-year-old man with a history of sexual offending is convicted of raping a girl of 11 in a north London park.
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Murray suffers swift Wawrinka defeat

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 14:00

British number one Andy Murray suffers a 58-minute defeat to Stanislas Wawrinka as he is swept aside 6-1 6-2 in Monte Carlo.
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Hoy confirms retirement from cycling

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 13:13

Six-time Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy retires after conceding he might not be able to win a Commonwealth Games medal in 2014.
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N Korea trip students criticise LSE

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 11:53
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Six of the 10 London School of Economics students who visited North Korea with an undercover Panorama crew criticise the university for speaking publicly about the story.
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Cycling boom down to Hoy - Cavendish

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 11:50
related places: Cavendish

Mark Cavendish believes cycling owes its success and popularity in Britain to six-time Olympic gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy.
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London Marathon gets extra police

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 10:26

There will be an increased police presence at the London Marathon on Sunday in light of the fatal Boston Marathon bombings, the home secretary says.
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Alps crash driver's bravery praised

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 4:06
related countries: France France

The actions of a British man who died when the coach he was driving crashed in the French Alps helped to save the lives of others, officials say.
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Last respects paid to Lady Thatcher

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 22:05
related places: London

The Queen leads mourners at St Paul's Cathedral in London, as more than 2,000 funeral guests pay their last respects to Baroness Thatcher.
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UK unemployment up to 2.56 million

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 16:25

Unemployment rose by 70,000 to 2.56 million between December and February, the Office for National Statistics says.
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Pinewood studio expands into China

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 12:06
related countries: China China

British film studio Pinewood Shepperton agrees a joint venture deal with Chinese media group Seven Stars to investigate ways to harness the growing entertainment market there.
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Bolt to compete in Anniversary Games

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 9:56

Usain Bolt will compete in the London 2012 Anniversary Games in July along with 28 other Olympic medallists.
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Tesco's exit from US to cost £1.2bn

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 9:25
related countries: United States United States

Tesco's annual profits fall for the first time in almost 20 years as the UK's biggest supermarket confirms it is pulling out of the US.
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Gov.uk website wins design award

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 0:28

The UK government's Gov.uk website is described as the "Paul Smith of websites" as it picks up the prestigious Design of the Year award.
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London Marathon silence for Boston

Tuesday, April 16th 2013, 20:23

Runners will be asked to wear a black ribbon and observe a 30-second silence before Sunday's London Marathon, following the bombings in Boston.
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Radcliffe urges security awareness

Tuesday, April 16th 2013, 17:30
related places: Boston

Paula Radcliffe says London Marathon spectators will need to be more aware of security following events in Boston.
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IMF lowers UK growth forecast again

Tuesday, April 16th 2013, 13:46

The International Monetary Fund's twice-yearly look at the world economy lowers its growth forecasts for most developed economies, including the UK.
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MPs call for Bahrain GP cancellation

Tuesday, April 16th 2013, 13:35
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

A group of British MPs have called for the Bahrain Grand Prix to be be cancelled because of unrest in the Gulf state.
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Measles epidemic cases rise to 765

Tuesday, April 16th 2013, 13:23
related places: Swansea

The number of cases in the Swansea measles epidemic reaches 765, as the UK health secretary urges parents in England to have their children vaccinated.
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Six Nations fixtures are announced

Tuesday, April 16th 2013, 13:21
related countries: Italy Italy

Wales will start their Six Nations title defence against Italy next year as the fixtures for both 2014 and 2015 are released.
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Terror suspect's extradition opposed

Tuesday, April 16th 2013, 11:43
related countries: United States United States

The European Court of Human Rights rules a terrorism suspect should not be extradited from the UK to the US due to his mental health problems.
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London Marathon to review security

Tuesday, April 16th 2013, 11:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: Security, Sunday

Security for Sunday's London Marathon will be reviewed after the fatal blasts at Boston's race, but the event will go ahead, officials insist.
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Pietersen out of New Zealand series

Tuesday, April 16th 2013, 11:03
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Kevin Pietersen will miss England's Test series against New Zealand in May because of a knee injury sustained last month.
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Pistorius excluded from Games

Tuesday, April 16th 2013, 10:33

Oscar Pistorius will not compete in the London Anniversary Games, amid fears it would become a "media circus".
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Ennis to appear in Anniversary Games

Tuesday, April 16th 2013, 9:41

Great Britain's Jessica Ennis is to compete in the London 2012 Anniversary Games at the Olympic Stadium from 26 to 28 July.
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London Marathon to review security

Tuesday, April 16th 2013, 4:06
related places: Boston

Organisers of the London Marathon are carrying out a review of security with police following the Boston explosions.
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VIDEO: 'I heard explosion after finishing run'

Monday, April 15th 2013, 21:36
related places: Boston

British runner Stuart Singer has said that the point where the bombs exploded at the end of the Boston marathon was by the family 'meet-and-greet' area.
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Granta unveils top 20 writers list

Monday, April 15th 2013, 18:30

Granta magazine reveals its once-a-decade list of the most promising British writers aged under 40, with Zadie Smith and Adam Thirlwell enjoying a second appearance after being listed in 2003.
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UK fears Syria chemical weapon use

Monday, April 15th 2013, 16:56
related countries: Syria Syria

The UK is increasingly concerned there is evidence that chemical weapons have been used in Syria, Foreign Minister William Hague says.
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Police get Price interviews access

Monday, April 15th 2013, 14:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Price, Ira

Transcripts of interviews carried out with an IRA woman can now be handed over to the police in Northern Ireland following a US Supreme Court decision.
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Rugby star wins new title as doctor

Monday, April 15th 2013, 14:49
related countries: France France

After a season helping Wales win the Six Nations and securing a new club in France, Jamie Roberts achieves his other career goal and qualifies as a doctor.
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Benefit payments cap rollout begins

Monday, April 15th 2013, 13:52
related places: London

A government-imposed limit on benefit payments begins in four London boroughs ahead of its introduction across England, Scotland and Wales.
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VIDEO: Afghan farmers increase opium growth

Monday, April 15th 2013, 13:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Three times as much opium was produced in Helmand in Afghanistan last year as when British troops arrived there in 2006 - and this year's crop will be even higher, according to a new UN forecast.
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Thatcher funeral rehearsal staged

Monday, April 15th 2013, 9:39
related places: London

A military rehearsal of Lady Thatcher's funeral procession takes place in central London, two days ahead of the ceremony at St Paul's Cathedral.
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Conductor Sir Colin Davis dies

Monday, April 15th 2013, 7:16

The London Symphony Orchestra has announced the death of its longest-serving principal conductor, Sir Colin Davis, at the age of 85.
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Biofuels are 'irrational strategy'

Monday, April 15th 2013, 0:29

A new report says the UK's use of biofuels is "irrational" and will cost motorists around £460 million over the next 12 months.
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UK-EU relationship 'must change'

Sunday, April 14th 2013, 23:04

Business lobby group British Chambers of Commerce says most UK businesses want to stay in Europe, with some powers brought back home.
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Thatcher funeral details published

Sunday, April 14th 2013, 18:10

Well-known hymns and poems will mark Baroness Thatcher's funeral on Wednesday, while Chelsea Pensioners will line the steps of St Paul's Cathedral.
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Dundee Utd 3-4 Celtic (aet)

Sunday, April 14th 2013, 14:12

Celtic will face Hibs in the Scottish Cup final after beating Dundee United in the second seven-goal semi-final 24 hours.
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BBC in Korea 'student' reporter row

Sunday, April 14th 2013, 12:22
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The BBC is accused of using London School of Economics students as a "human shield" to film in North Korea and urged to drop the resulting Panorama programme.
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Iron Man 3 'delayed over Thatcher'

Sunday, April 14th 2013, 11:27

The UK premiere of Hollywood blockbuster Iron Man 3 is pushed back by a day to avoid clashing with Baroness Thatcher's funeral.
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Over 2,000 given MMR jabs at clinics

Saturday, April 13th 2013, 17:17
related places: Swansea

Well over 2,000 people are vaccinated at clinics set up to tackle the Swansea measles epidemic as fears are raised it could spread.
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Four people missing after house fire

Saturday, April 13th 2013, 7:32
related places: London

Four people are missing and two men are in hospital after a house fire in east London.
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Government rejects measles 'blame'

Saturday, April 13th 2013, 6:34

Claims the outbreak of measles in south Wales was down to Department of Health policy in the 1990s are "completely incorrect", the government says.
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Court ruling goes against RBS

Friday, April 12th 2013, 20:26
related countries: United States United States

Royal Bank of Scotland loses in the latest round of a potentially expensive court battle against a US financial firm.
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Egypt army denies torture claims

Friday, April 12th 2013, 15:03
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt's defence minister denies claims published in a British newspaper that the army was involved in killing and torturing protesters.
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Hawk-Eye aims for football expansion

Friday, April 12th 2013, 14:33

UK-based Hawk-Eye is aiming to expand into other football leagues after agreeing a deal with the Premier League on Thursday.
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Man jailed for slashing two women

Friday, April 12th 2013, 11:40
related places: London

A man who slashed two women with a knife in random and "disturbing" attacks in west London is jailed for 18 years.
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£50m Picasso set to leave UK

Friday, April 12th 2013, 11:09
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Pablo Picasso's Child With A Dove, which has been in Britain since 1924, looks destined for Qatar after attempts to buy it back from a private collector failed
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'Marvellous' Matilda musical praised

Friday, April 12th 2013, 9:52
related places: Broadway, New York

The British production of Matilda the Musical is praised by critics for its "marvellous" opening night on Broadway in New York.
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How US beer inspired British brewers

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 23:18
related countries: United States United States

How US homebrewing sparked a British beer resurgence
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G8 states condemn NK nuclear moves

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 23:04
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: London

G8 foreign ministers condemn North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programmes in the "strongest possible terms" after talks in London.
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Thatcher funeral guest list released

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 19:49
related places: London

All surviving US presidents and UK prime ministers are among the 2,000 people invited to Baroness Thatcher's funeral.
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DNA pioneer's Nobel Prize auctioned

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 17:54
related places: New York

The Nobel Prize won by British scientist Francis Crick for his discovery of DNA - the "secret of life" - sells for $2.27m at a New York auction.
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Plane fall man identified by Sim

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 15:17
related places: London

A man who fell to his death in west London from the undercarriage of an aeroplane is identified after more than six months.
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VIDEO: G8's sexual violence initiative

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 13:24

British Foreign Secretary William Hague and UN special envoy Angelina Jolie announce a G8 initiative to tackle rape and serious sexual violence in conflict.
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England's seven rising stars named

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 13:12

England's elite development director Dan Ashworth names the seven players he believes are the future of English football.
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Organ donation soars since 2008

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 1:11

The number of people in the UK donating organs after death has increased by 50% in the past five years.
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Record donor funds for universities

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 0:46

Universities in the UK were given a record amount in philanthropic donations last year, research suggests.
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VIDEO: UK MPs call for Afghanistan peace deal

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 22:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An Afghan-led peace deal with the Taliban is needed to secure the future of Afghanistan after British troops leave, a group of MPs has said.
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Egypt army 'linked to 2011 killings'

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 21:04
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The Egyptian army participated in torture and killings during the 2011 revolution, a report leaked to a British newspaper appears to show.
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PM: Thatcher an extraordinary leader

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 16:49

David Cameron calls Baroness Thatcher an "extraordinary leader and an extraordinary woman", during a specially convened session of Parliament.
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'England facing World Cup challenge'

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 16:25

England skipper Steven Gerrard says Roy Hodgson's side face a "big challenge" to qualify for the 2014 World Cup.
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UK labour costs below EU average

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 15:34

UK hourly labour costs have fallen nearly two euros (£1.7; $2.6) below the European Union average, data from the EU's statistics agency show.
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MPs call for Afghanistan peace deal

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 11:47
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An Afghan-led peace deal with the Taliban is needed to stop Afghanistan sliding into civil war after British troops leave, a group of MPs says.
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Croods stays top of UK box office

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 10:43
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Caveman cartoon The Croods holds on to the top spot of the UK and Ireland box office for the third successive week
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Compton on Wisden cricketers list

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 10:34

England batsman Nick Compton is included among Wisden's five cricketers of the year.
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Two men guilty of terror charges

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 10:08

Two Birmingham men plead guilty to being part of a terrorist cell whose leaders were planning a suicide bomb attack in the UK.
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Syria 'top of agenda' at G8 meeting

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 9:57
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

Foreign Secretary William Hague says the ongoing turmoil in Syria will be at the top of the agenda when G8 foreign ministers meet in London on Wednesday and Thursday.
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Churchill poem to be auctioned

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 1:08
related places: London

The only poem known to have been written by Winston Churchill as an adult is expected to fetch up to £15,000 when it is auctioned at Bonhams in London later.
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Science 'javelins' spear big glacier

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 23:56
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica

UK researchers develop an air-dropped projectile to put instruments in some of the most inaccessible places in Antarctica.
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'Streets of Roman London' uncovered

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 18:41
related places: London

An archaeological dig in the heart of the City provides a unique insight into the first 400 years of London's Roman history, experts say.
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Woods & Donald paired at Masters

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 17:27

Four-time winner Tiger Woods is paired with England's Luke Donald in the opening two rounds of the Masters.
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Tributes paid to Margaret Thatcher

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 10:01

Tributes are being paid at home and abroad to Baroness Thatcher, the UK's first female prime minister, after her death at the age of 87.
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Rojo: Polunin is 'in Moscow and OK'

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 8:51
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: London, Moscow

Tamara Rojo, the artistic director of the English National Ballet, says missing Ukrainian ballet dancer Sergei Polunin is "in Moscow and is OK", following his sudden departure from a London show.
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Weston: Thatcher 'decisive' leader

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 7:12

The Falklands War veteran Simon Weston pays tribute to Baroness Thatcher saying she was a great leader who gave Britain something to be proud of.
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VIDEO: US reacts to death of Lady Thatcher

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 5:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

During the 1980s, the special relationship between Britain and America was elevated to heights.
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VIDEO: Manet exhibition to hit cinemas

Monday, April 8th 2013, 23:05

The Royal Academy's biggest exhibition of Manet's work in the UK has been made into a film to be broadcast in 29 countries in a live simulcast in April.
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Margaret Thatcher dies

Monday, April 8th 2013, 19:57

The first woman to be UK prime minister, Baroness Thatcher, has died at the age of 87 following a stroke, her spokesman has said.
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UK retailers ration baby milk

Monday, April 8th 2013, 18:20
related countries: China China

Retailers in the UK are rationing sales of powdered baby milk because of a surge in demand for foreign-made baby milk in China.
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FA finds no 'racist abuse' proof

Monday, April 8th 2013, 14:30

The FA will write to Fifa saying it has found no evidence of alleged racist chanting from England fans about Rio and Anton Ferdinand.
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Changes to disability benefit begin

Monday, April 8th 2013, 11:35

The new system of disability benefits begins for new claimants in some areas, as critics express fears that support will be reduced.
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Carrier bag tax in NI is introduced

Monday, April 8th 2013, 8:51

The new tax on plastic carrier bags comes into effect in Northern Ireland later.
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Youth PCC apologises over tweets

Sunday, April 7th 2013, 14:44

A teenager who became Britain's first youth police and crime commissioner (PCC) apologises for "inappropriate" remarks on Twitter.
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UK urges calm over N Korea crisis

Sunday, April 7th 2013, 13:32
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

British Foreign Secretary William Hague calls for calm over the North Korean crisis, despite the "paranoid rhetoric" emanating from Pyongyang.
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