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We have started to collect the most important news related to United Kingdom in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Olympic ceremony parachutist killed

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 13:45

The British stuntman who parachuted into the London 2012 opening ceremony as James Bond is killed in a wingsuit flying accident in Switzerland.
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Hot weather boosts July retail sales

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 9:52

Retail sales in the UK jumped by 1.1% between June and July, boosted by hot weather and adding to hopes of a sustained economic recovery.
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'Better drug checks needed' in Ibiza

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 8:01
related countries: Peru Peru

The British Consulate in Ibiza says police on the island should do more to stop drug smuggling after two women are arrested in Peru.
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Goal a dream come true - Lambert

Thursday, August 15th 2013, 7:02

Rickie Lambert says it was a "dream come true" after scoring the winning goal for England with his first touch in international football.
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Scots 'missed chance to be heroes'

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 22:34

Gordon Strachan says his Scotland side blew a chance to be talked about for 40 years by losing 3-2 to England.
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Wales 0-0 Republic of Ireland

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 21:33
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Spain Spain

Republic of Ireland miss two late chances as their friendly against Wales in Cardiff ends goalless.
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England 3-2 Scotland

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 21:29

Rickie Lambert heads a winner with his first touch in international football to give England victory over Scotland.
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'London whale' traders charged in US

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 19:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

Authorities in the US have charged two JP Morgan Chase traders with fraud in connection to the $6.2bn "London whale" trading losses in 2012.
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UK unemployment falls back slightly

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 15:17

UK unemployment falls by 4,000 in the three months to June to 2.51 million, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
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Vivien Leigh archive acquired by V&A

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 14:49
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: London, Victoria

London's Victoria and Albert Museum acquires the archive of Oscar-winning British actress Vivien Leigh.
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Rutherford defends Worlds selection

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 12:43

Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford defends his selection for the World Championships after failing to make the final.
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No 10 lobbied on Afghan interpreters

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 11:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Campaigners deliver a petition to Downing Street calling for Afghan interpreters who work with UK forces to be allowed to settle in Britain.
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Gibraltar: Spain 'can't trust' UK

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 10:24
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain

A top Spanish foreign policy official has said it is difficult to trust the UK, amid a dispute between the two countries over Gibraltar.
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Gerrard backs Wilshere as successor

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 9:57

England's Steven Gerrard believes Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere can earn 100 caps and succeed him as England captain.
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VIDEO: All-Ireland fleadh under way in Derry

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 9:32
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Derry

The fleadh is the biggest festival of Irish music and culture anywhere in the world and for the first time in its 60 year history it is being held in Northern Ireland.
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Rights of mentally ill 'violated'

Wednesday, August 14th 2013, 0:05

The basic rights of some mental health patients in England are being "violated" because of a shortage of beds in psychiatric units, MPs say.
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BP sues US over ban on new contracts

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 21:44
related countries: United States United States

UK oil giant BP is suing the US government for blocking the company from new federal contracts.
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VIDEO: Video released of Peru arrest women

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 21:18
related countries: Peru Peru

Police in Peru have released video footage of their interview with two women, one British, one Irish, arrested on suspicion of drug smuggling.
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Star pupil stabbed to death by gang

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 16:51
related places: London

A 16-year-old pupil with a "very bright future" is stabbed to death by a gang in east London in what police believe was an unprovoked attack.
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UK inflation rate falls to 2.8%

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 14:14

The rate of consumer price index inflation fell to 2.8% in July, down from 2.9% in June, official figures show.
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Rail fares 'to increase by 4.1%'

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 13:58

Commuters in England face an average 4.1% rise in the cost of regulated rail fares, including season tickets, as inflation figures are announced.
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House price inflation rises further

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 13:58

The rate of house price inflation in the UK is continuing to rise, according to official statistics.
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Rare Tibet photos auctioned in UK

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 13:57

Rare photographs and artefacts from a British military expedition into Tibet in 1904 are auctioned in the UK.
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Rivalry just as intense - Strachan

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 13:00
related places: Strachan

Scotland boss Gordon Strachan thinks the match against England will be competitive despite it being a friendly.
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West Ham sign Liverpool's Downing

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 12:18
related places: Liverpool

West Ham United sign England winger Stewart Downing for a fee of about £5m from Liverpool on a four-year deal.
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E.On profits hurt by Europe crisis

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 8:45

E.On, one of the UK's "big six" energy suppliers, has reported a fall in profits for the second quarter as the financial crisis in Europe hit demand for power.
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Cook targets historic Oval victory

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 7:16
related places: Durham

England captain Alastair Cook eyes a 4-0 series triumph after his side seal the Ashes with a 74-run victory in Durham.
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Broad stars as England win Ashes

Monday, August 12th 2013, 18:48

An inspired spell from Stuart Broad catapults England to victory in the fourth Test and seals an Ashes series win.
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Firms 'must recruit more UK workers'

Monday, August 12th 2013, 16:30

Labour urges companies to "do their bit" to ensure they recruit more workers from the UK, but the coalition says the party lacks credibility on the issue.
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Monday, August 12th 2013, 16:28
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain

The UK government is considering "unprecedented" legal action against Spain over additional checks at the Gibraltar border.
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Rooney's 'mind is fine' - Hodgson

Monday, August 12th 2013, 14:06

England manager Roy Hodgson expects Wayne Rooney to put his club troubles aside to possibly start against Scotland.
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Labour amends foreign workers speech

Monday, August 12th 2013, 12:47

Labour's immigration spokesman modifies planned criticisms of Next and Tesco over claims they favoured Eastern European workers over Britons.
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Ships sail ahead of Gibraltar visit

Monday, August 12th 2013, 10:59
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain

A Royal Navy deployment, which will include a stop at Gibraltar, will leave UK ports over the next two days, amid tensions between Spain and the UK.
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PM urges UK to 'get behind fracking'

Monday, August 12th 2013, 9:12

The whole of the country must "get behind fracking", which deserves "real public support" once its benefits are explained, says David Cameron.
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Murdered Briton mother in China plea

Monday, August 12th 2013, 6:21
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

The mother of a British businessman killed in China in a case that felled top leader Bo Xilai urges "substantive" help from Beijing for his family.
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VIDEO: 'Rancadore is a top Mafia boss'

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 21:51
related countries: Italy Italy

An Italian judge has told the BBC that a man arrested in Britain is one of the Mafia's "top bosses".
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In the Cosa Nostra heartland of UK Mafia boss

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 18:05

What Sicily remembers of the Mafia boss found in the UK
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Miley Cyrus tops UK singles chart

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 18:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Stop

American pop singer Miley Cyrus tops the singles chart with We Can't Stop - the first time one of her songs has hit number one in the UK.
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Bolt wins world 100m title in Moscow

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 17:56

Jamaica's Olympic champion Usain Bolt regains the 100m world title as he runs 9.77 seconds to win the final in Moscow.
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Bell century gives England edge

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 17:56

Ian Bell's third century of the Ashes series helps England open up a lead of 202 in an engrossing fourth Test.
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UK wages drop among worst in Europe

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 17:14

Wages in the UK have seen one of the largest falls in the European Union during the economic downturn, according to official figures.
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UK aid seized by Somali militants

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 14:55
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Humanitarian aid worth £480,000 - funded by UK taxpayers - was seized by al-Qaeda-linked militants in Somalia, the Department for International Development confirms.
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Police call for calm ahead of parade

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 12:47

Police in Northern Ireland appeal for calm ahead of a controversial republican parade later, two days after 56 officers were injured during loyalist protests.
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Cable: RBS share sale five years off

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 9:46

The taxpayer's 81% stake in Royal Bank of Scotland will not be sold off in the next five years, according to Business Secretary Vince Cable.
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England can take back control - Broad

Saturday, August 10th 2013, 21:14

Stuart Broad insists England can take back control of the fourth Ashes Test despite a poor first two days.
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56 officers hurt in Belfast riots

Saturday, August 10th 2013, 15:53
related places: Belfast

More than 50 police officers are injured in what have been described as "shameful attacks" during loyalist protests against a republican parade in Belfast.
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Hot Spot should be removed - Vaughan

Saturday, August 10th 2013, 11:34

The controversial Hot Spot should be taken out of the decision review system, says former England captain Michael Vaughan.
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French police step up watch on British drivers

Friday, August 9th 2013, 23:11
related countries: France France

French police home in on lax British drivers
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VIDEO: Acid attack victims return to UK

Friday, August 9th 2013, 21:40

Two British women who had acid thrown in their faces in Zanzibar have arrived back in the UK, where they are being treated in hospital.
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Acid victims 'well' says hospital

Friday, August 9th 2013, 21:33

Two British women who had acid thrown in their faces in Zanzibar are described as "well" by doctors treating them on their return to the UK.
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Farah gold crucial for GB, says Black

Friday, August 9th 2013, 18:45

British Athletics chief Neil Black admits it is "massively important" for the team that Mo Farah begins the World Championships with gold.
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Zanzibar acid attack reward offered

Friday, August 9th 2013, 18:16

The Zanzibar government offers a $6,170 (£3,970) reward for information leading to the capture of attackers who threw acid at two UK women.
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Australia take charge of fourth Test

Friday, August 9th 2013, 17:36

Australia take an early grip on the fourth Ashes Test as England's batting frailties are exposed once again.
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Arrested mafia boss denied bail

Friday, August 9th 2013, 17:33
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: London

A Sicilian Mafia family boss found living in London is denied bail while Italian authorities seek to extradite him.
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'Go home' van campaign probed by ASA

Friday, August 9th 2013, 16:30
related places: London

A scheme which saw vans drive through London calling on illegal immigrants to leave is to be investigated by the advertising watchdog.
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Spain PM hopeful on Gibraltar talks

Friday, August 9th 2013, 16:00
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain

Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy says he hopes talks with UK will end the current row over Gibraltar, but pledged to "defend the interests of Spanish citizens".
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Tesco in talks with China Resources

Friday, August 9th 2013, 12:05
related countries: China China

China Resources Enterprise is in talks with the UK retailer Tesco about merging their hypermarkets and supermarkets in China.
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'Tax fugitives' list faces criticism

Friday, August 9th 2013, 11:16

Labour attacks the "failure" to catch a most-wanted list of alleged fraudsters and tax evaders, as more suspects are identified by HM Revenue and Customs.
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Young and Crazy Horse pull UK dates

Friday, August 9th 2013, 10:42

Neil Young and Crazy Horse have cancelled their seven remaining tour dates in Europe following an accident.
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Passengers accuse BA on faulty plane

Friday, August 9th 2013, 10:14
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: London, Riyadh

Passengers accuse British Airways of putting lives at risk after a Riyadh to London plane made two emergency landings with the same fault.
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In pictures: British Asians

Friday, August 9th 2013, 8:26

The life and times of people of South Asian origin in England
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Edinburgh panda 'may be pregnant'

Friday, August 9th 2013, 4:58

Edinburgh Zoo says there are "strong indications" its female giant panda Tian Tian is pregnant with what would be the species' first UK-born cub.
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VIDEO: Proud parents show off big baby

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 22:41
related countries: Spain Spain

Doctors say a British woman has given birth to the biggest baby ever born naturally in Spain - a girl weighing 6.2kg (13lbs 11oz).
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British women attacked in Zanzibar

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 20:37

Two 18-year-old women from London have had acid thrown in their faces on the east African island of Zanzibar, police say.
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Warship in 'routine' Gibraltar visit

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 18:25
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain

A Royal Navy warship is to pay a "routine" visit to Gibraltar, the UK government says amid a continuing row with Spain over border checks.
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Plaque to mark Beethoven symphony

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 17:32

The site of the first UK performance of Beethoven's 9th Symphony is to be marked with a plaque.
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Most UK births since 1972, says ONS

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 17:22

More babies were born in the UK in 2011-12 than in any year since 1972, contributing to the highest population growth in the EU, official figures show.
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Wanted mafia boss arrested in London

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 17:14
related places: London

A mafia boss wanted in Italy is arrested in London but may be released because of "significant deficiencies" with his arrest warrant.
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VIDEO: Asylum inmates found on Crossrail site

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 16:53
related places: London

Archaeologists have uncovered one of the biggest burial sites ever to be found in London while constructing the new Crossrail network
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Carney: New plan should boost growth

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 15:07

Bank of England governor Mark Carney tells the BBC that giving guidance on future interest rates should boost economic growth.
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Lambert named in England squad

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 13:51
related places: Southampton

England name Southampton striker Rickie Lambert in the squad for their game against Scotland on Wednesday.
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Woman dies after Newport shooting

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 12:22
related places: Newport

A woman dies and a man is seriously injured after a shooting incident in Newport, south Wales.
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Bat tape reports rubbish - Cook

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 12:11

Captain Alastair Cook says reports that England players are using tape on their bats to fool Hot Spot are "rubbish".
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Border staff 'not fingerprinting'

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 8:35
related countries: France France

UK border staff in France are failing to take the fingerprints of thousands of illegal immigrants caught trying to enter Britain, inspectors say.
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ECB wants apology for bat tape claim

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 7:05

The England and Wales Cricket Board wants an apology from Channel Nine for allegations Kevin Pietersen used tape to hide edges.
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Struggling A&Es to get £500m bailout

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 6:29

Struggling A&E units in England are to be given £500m to help keep waiting times under control, but doctors accuse ministers of "papering over cracks".
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VIDEO: Use your face and photo to pay

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 22:50

PayPal has launched a new app, which enables shoppers in the UK to pay for goods on their mobile phone, using their first name and picture.
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Murray wins on return to action

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 22:44

Britain's Andy Murray makes a winning return to action in the Rogers Cup, beating Marcel Granollers 6-4 7-6 in Montreal.
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Briton's baby breaks Spanish record

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 22:38
related countries: Spain Spain

Doctors say a British woman has given birth to the biggest baby ever born naturally in Spain - a girl weighing 6.2kg (13lbs 11oz).
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VIDEO: Gibraltar: UK and Spain PMs in talks

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 18:24
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain

UK PM David Cameron says he had a "constructive" phone conversation with his Spanish counterpart Mariano Rajoy over the Gibraltar border checks row.
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VIDEO: Gibraltar 'used as a choke-hold'

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 18:09
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain

The First Minister of Gibraltar Fabian Picardo has said he is "inclined to believe" David Cameron's version of the contents of a phonecall between the British and Spanish prime ministers over the border dispute.
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Yemen 'foils major al-Qaeda plot'

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 18:01
related countries: United States United States, Yemen Yemen

Yemen says it has foiled an al-Qaeda plot to blow up oil pipelines and seize some of the country's main ports, as the US and UK withdraw diplomats.
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Rates linked to jobless target

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 16:51

Bank of England governor Mark Carney tells the BBC that new guidance on future interest rates is about creating 'clarity' about monetary policy.
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UKIP MEP's 'regret' on 'Bongo Bongo'

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 16:30

A UK Independence Party politician says he "sincerely" regrets causing any "genuine offence" when he referred to countries receiving government aid as "Bongo Bongo Land".
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Faulty Airbus lands in Amsterdam

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 15:13
related countries: France France, United States United States

An airliner flying from France to the USA which developed a technical fault and circled over the East of England lands safely.
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Pietersen infuriated by cheat claims

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 11:56
related countries: Australia Australia

Kevin Pietersen denies reports claiming he may have used tape on his bat to prevent edges being detected by Hot Spot.
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Carney to unveil new Bank strategy

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 5:55

The new Bank of England governor is set to unveil a strategy under which it will promise to keep interest rates at a set level until certain economic conditions are met.
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Yemen security blitz as staff leave

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 5:52
related countries: United States United States, Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

Yemeni forces launch a security blitz in the capital Sanaa as the US and UK withdraw diplomatic staff amid fears of an al-Qaeda-linked attack.
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Select judges to hear abuse cases

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 2:32

A select pool of judges with specialist training is to be created for complex child abuse cases, the head of the judiciary in England and Wales says.
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Safety 'must be top priority in NHS'

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 12:46

Patient safety must become the top priority in the NHS in England, according to a major review.
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Killer dogs' owners could face life

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 11:33

The maximum jail sentence for the owners of dogs that attack and kill someone could be raised to life, under proposals for England and Wales.
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UK withdraws Yemen embassy staff

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 10:53
related countries: Yemen Yemen

British embassy staff have been withdrawn to the UK from Yemen amid increased security concerns, the Foreign Office says.
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AUDIO: 'Giant fatberg was size of a bus'

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 8:51
related places: London

Thames Water's Gordon Hailwood explains how the biggest "fatberg" ever found in a residential sewer was removed by engineers in south west London.
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'Fatberg' removed from London sewer

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 8:10
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica
related places: Kingston, London

A "bus-sized lump" of food fat mixed with wet wipes has formed in a drain under Kingston, Surrey.
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England want to win series - Flower

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 7:10
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Cook

England team director Andy Flower says his side are focused on a series win rather than celebrating retaining the Ashes.
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VIDEO: Taking a taxi in London and Kampala

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 2:38
related countries: Uganda Uganda
related places: Kampala, London

Taxis are transport options in most cities around the world, but how do they vary in price around the globe?
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World's first lab-grown burger eaten

Monday, August 5th 2013, 19:50
related places: London

The world's first laboratory-grown burger is cooked and eaten during a news conference in London.
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Wikileaks play wins drama award

Monday, August 5th 2013, 18:58

A play about Bradley Manning wins the new drama category for one of Britain's oldest literary awards.
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Australia can draw series - Clarke

Monday, August 5th 2013, 18:44
related countries: Australia Australia

Captain Michael Clarke says Australia can recover from failing to regain the Ashes by drawing the series with England.
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Met police payout over G20 death

Monday, August 5th 2013, 17:43
related places: London

The Metropolitan Police apologises to the family of Ian Tomlinson, who died after being pushed to the ground by an officer at the G20 protests in 2009.
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