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Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 0:33
related places: London

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

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 23:04

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

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

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

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 17:51

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 11:53

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

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 10:27

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

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

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

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 8:29

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

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 7:51

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

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 1:53

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

Monday, September 29th 2014, 23:58

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

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

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

Monday, September 29th 2014, 12:09

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

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 23:51

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

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

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

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 18:04

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, September 27th 2014, 11:24

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

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

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

Saturday, September 27th 2014, 4:30

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, September 26th 2014, 14:16

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

Friday, September 26th 2014, 12:50

UKIP calls for separate immigration queues for UK citizens at border entry points, at its annual conference.
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Fears for life of blasphemy Scot

Friday, September 26th 2014, 12:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The family of a Scottish grandfather wounded by a prison guard in Pakistan say they fear further attempts on his life.
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Neck injury blow for Wales' Owens

Friday, September 26th 2014, 11:52

Wales will be without hooker Ken Owens for their November Tests as he is set to undergo neck surgery.
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Missing Alice police search park

Friday, September 26th 2014, 9:40
related places: London

Police investigating the disappearance of Alice Gross search a west London park.
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De La Rue shares plunge on warning

Friday, September 26th 2014, 9:04

The company responsible for printing Bank of England banknotes sees its shares plunge 26% after it issues a profits warning.
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UK faces 'five more years of cuts'

Friday, September 26th 2014, 4:12

The outgoing head of the civil service predicts another five years of UK government spending cuts - and says making them will be "even harder".
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VIDEO: British jihadist 'was normal lad'

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 22:41
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Aleppo, Brighton

A British jihadist who knew Ibrahim Kamara, the 19-year-old from Brighton believed to have been killed in a US airstrike on Aleppo earlier this week, speaks about their time in Syria.
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Thursday, September 25th 2014, 20:12
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq's request for help means air strikes against Islamic State would be legal, the government says as it urges support for Friday's Commons vote.
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Alice Gross 'last walk' replayed

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 19:44
related places: London

A reconstruction of the last known movements of missing schoolgirl Alice Gross is staged in west London.
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Masked man in IS videos 'identified'

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 18:46
related countries: United States United States

The FBI has identified the militant in the videos depicting the killings of two US journalists and a British aid worker, the agency's director says.
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UK to 'play its part' against IS

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 15:44

David Cameron says Britain is ready to "play its part" in fighting Islamic State, which he calls an "evil against which the whole world must unite".
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Carney warns of investor complacency

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 14:12

Complacency is threatening the stability of financial markets, the governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, warns.
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Preacher Choudary in terror arrest

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 10:56
related places: London

The radical Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary is one of nine men arrested in London on suspicion of being members of a banned organisation and encouraging terrorism.
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RBS chairman to join GlaxoSmithKline

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 9:53

Royal Bank of Scotland chairman Sir Philip Hampton is to leave the bank to become chairman at pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline.
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Pacino receives British Film honour

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 9:33

Hollywood star Al Pacino said he was "overwhelmed" after being made a fellow of the British Film Institute (BFI)
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VIDEO: The Briton held in Iran 'for watching volleyball'

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 6:05
related countries: Iran Iran

The family of Ghoncheh Ghavami, a British-Iranian woman being held in Iran after going to a men's volleyball match, appeal for her release.
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VIDEO: Modern architecture photography on show

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 5:30
related countries: China China, Venezuela Venezuela
related places: London, New York

The "Constructing Worlds" exhibition opening at London's Barbican Centre features powerful photographs of modern architecture, from the first skyscrapers in New York to the tower blocks of Venezuela, to modern construction around China's Three Gorges
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Man arrested in Hannah Graham case

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 2:04

A Virginia man is arrested in the abduction of a British-born student who disappeared more than 10 days ago and remains missing.
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PM apology to Queen for 'purr' claim

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 1:19

David Cameron will apologise to the Queen after he was overheard saying she "purred" on hearing the result of the Scottish independence referendum.
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Cook to captain England at World Cup

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 23:32
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Alastair Cook will captain England at the World Cup, while Ravi Bopara and James Taylor are recalled to tour Sri Lanka.
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Parliament recalled over IS strikes

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 23:02

Parliament will be recalled on Friday to debate the UK's potential role in air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq.
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Cameron in talks with Iran's Rouhani

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 16:31
related countries: Iran Iran

The UK's prime minister meets Iran's president for the first time since the country's revolution in 1979.
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Conductor Christopher Hogwood dies

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 16:16

British conductor Christopher Hogwood dies aged 73 following an illness.
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Art show called off after protests

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 13:22
related places: London

A controversial art performance featuring black actors in a recreation of a "human zoo" is called off after protests at its opening night in London.
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Tesco being monitored by regulator

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 11:33

Tesco is being monitored by the UK's accountancy watchdog, following Monday's admission that it overstated its half-year profit guidance by £250m.
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Murray loyal to Great Britain - LTA

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 10:22

Andy Murray is "unquestionably loyal" to Britain, says the LTA after he was criticised for supporting Scottish independence.
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Sturgeon confirms SNP leadership bid

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 10:11

Nicola Sturgeon launches her bid to replace Alex Salmond as both the leader of the SNP and first minister of Scotland.
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Venezuela beauty queen killers jailed

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 9:19
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Three Venezuelan men are sentenced to more than 20 years in jail for the murder of beauty queen Monica Spear and her British partner in January.
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VIDEO: The show that launched the YBAs

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 9:01

The one show that made Britain's most famous artists
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VIDEO: Lorry driver tells of Calais risks

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 6:44

The head of a large UK haulage firm has said the number of illegal immigrants trying to enter the UK is the worst he's ever seen.
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Hostage family receives plea for life

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 4:09

The family of British hostage Alan Henning receives an audio file of him "pleading for his life".
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Charge in US teen disappearance

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 1:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Virginia

A Virginia man sought for questioning in connection with the disappearance of British-born student Hannah Graham is charged with abduction.
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RBS cuts price in Citizens sale

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 0:24
related countries: United States United States

Royal Bank of Scotland cuts the price of shares in the sale of a stake in US bank, Citizens Financial Group.
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PM: Queen purred over Scotland vote

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 18:41

The Queen "purred" when David Cameron told her about Scotland's rejection of independence referendum, he apparently reveals.
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Imperial calls tobacco tax ‘unjust’

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 17:53

One of Britain's biggest cigarette companies labels Ed Miliband's plans for a new "tobacco tax" as "unjust and just a bad idea".
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Ebola death rates 70% - WHO study

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 16:45
related places: More

New figures suggest 70% of those infected in West Africa have died, higher than previously reported.
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Miliband £2.5bn pledge 'to save NHS'

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 16:27

Ed Miliband tells the Labour conference he wants to recruit 36,000 NHS doctors, nurses and other health staff - partly funded by a tax on tobacco firms and expensive homes.
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Scotland 'the winner' after vote

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 14:35

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond says "all of Scotland will emerge as the winner" following the vote against independence.
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Cameron in UN talks over IS action

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 12:26

David Cameron is holding talks at the UN to see "what more the UK can do" to help international efforts "to tackle the threat we all face" from Islamic State.
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Probe into Tesco's South Korea brand

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 12:13
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

Homeplus, Tesco's South Korean brand and its biggest outside the UK, is under investigation over the handling of customer data.
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Barclays hit by record £38m fine

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 11:17

Barclays Bank has been fined a record £38m by UK regulators for failing to keep its clients' assets separate from its own.
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Second video of UK hostage released

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 11:03

A second video is released showing British journalist John Cantlie, who is being held hostage by Islamic State (IS) militants.
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Theatres makes gender equality pledge

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 8:40

Leading English theatres commit to making changes in their programming and working practices to address gender inequality in the theatre industry.
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Andy Murray regrets tweet fallout

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 8:19

Andy Murray says he does not "regret giving an opinion" but was "disappointed" with the way he tweeted his support for Scottish independence.
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Jimmy Choo to float shares in London

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 6:51
related places: London

Designer shoe maker Jimmy Choo announces plans to list its shares on the London Stock Exchange.
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Monday, September 22nd 2014, 20:14
related places: London

Researchers meet in London to discuss sea-ice trends, as the Arctic reaches its summer low extent and the Antarctic pushes on to another record high.
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Hague urges 'English votes' action

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 16:17

William Hague says the case for English devolution "cannot be avoided" any longer and suggested it could become a major issue at next year's election.
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Hannah police issue arrest warrant

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 15:37

Police searching for a missing British-born student in Virginia issue an arrest warrant for a man they believe is the last person to see her.
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Tesco probe into £250m profit error

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 12:54

Tesco has suspended four executives, including its UK managing director, after the supermarket overstated its half-year profit guidance by £250m.
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VIDEO: Blair: 'Boots on ground' to defeat IS

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 1:57

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has told the BBC that IS militants will not be defeated until they are fought on the ground.
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No 10 stands by Scots powers pledge

Sunday, September 21st 2014, 16:51

Downing Street insists it will not backtrack on its devolution pledge to Scotland despite Tory calls for swift action on more powers for English MPs.
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Witheridge family 'broken' by murder

Sunday, September 21st 2014, 14:25
related countries: Thailand Thailand

The family of murdered British tourist Hannah Witheridge say they are "broken" after she was found murdered on a Thai island.
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Salmond: 'No' voters were 'tricked'

Sunday, September 21st 2014, 10:26

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond says "No" voters in last week's referendum were "tricked" by a late vow of more devolved powers.
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UK hostage's wife in appeal to IS

Sunday, September 21st 2014, 10:08

The wife of a British taxi driver being held hostage by Islamic State appeals to the militants to "see it in their hearts" to release him.
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Disability hate crime 'overlooked'

Sunday, September 21st 2014, 7:13

Police and prosecutors are failing to recognise that abuse of disabled people constitutes hate crime, says a former director of public prosecutions for England and Wales.
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UK woman dead after Mexico hurricane

Sunday, September 21st 2014, 3:51
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The body of a British woman missing since a hurricane hit the Mexican coast last weekend has been found, state prosecutors say.
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Scottish ministers 'back Sturgeon'

Saturday, September 20th 2014, 23:19

Half the Scottish cabinet are publicly backing Alex Salmond's deputy, Nicola Sturgeon, to replace him as SNP leader and first minister.
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Labour attacks England-only MP votes

Saturday, September 20th 2014, 19:34

Labour warns that creating England-only Commons votes will mean "two classes of MP", as parties deal with Scotland's rejection of independence.
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Brown vows to 'lock in' Scots powers

Saturday, September 20th 2014, 17:47

Gordon Brown says his promise of further powers for Scotland will be delivered to the timetable set out ahead of the independence referendum.
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VIDEO: Imams in hostage video appeal to IS

Saturday, September 20th 2014, 17:46

Two high-profile imams in the UK make a direct appeal to the Islamic State militant group to free British hostage Alan Henning.
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UK and France agree Calais measures

Saturday, September 20th 2014, 17:04
related countries: France France
related places: Calais

The UK government is to provide £12m to help France tackle the problem of illegal immigrants trying to enter Britain from Calais.
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Britons detained in Qatar fly home

Saturday, September 20th 2014, 13:05
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Two Britons detained in Qatar after investigating the treatment of migrant workers there fly back to the UK.
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VIDEO: William takes Kate's place in Malta

Saturday, September 20th 2014, 4:39
related countries: Malta Malta

Prince William is to visit Malta to mark the 50th anniversary of the country's independence from British rule.
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UK couple missing after hurricane

Saturday, September 20th 2014, 2:10
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A British couple are reported missing off the Mexican coast after Hurricane Odile hit the country last weekend.
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Imams in hostage video appeal to IS

Saturday, September 20th 2014, 0:48

Two high-profile imams in the UK make a direct appeal to Islamic State militants to free Alan Henning, a UK hostage threatened with death.
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Catalonia approves independence vote

Friday, September 19th 2014, 21:30

Catalonia's parliament votes to give its leader the power to call a secession consultation, a move the Spanish government has criticised.
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Salmond to quit after Scots vote No

Friday, September 19th 2014, 21:24

Alex Salmond is to step down as first minister of Scotland and Scottish National Party leader after voters rejected independence in Thursday's referendum.
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Artist wins top painting prize at 80

Friday, September 19th 2014, 20:18

Artist Rose Wylie wins the John Moores Painting Prize, one of the UK's most prestigious art awards, at the age of 80.
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Row brewing over English powers

Friday, September 19th 2014, 18:43

David Cameron and Ed Miliband are at odds over plans for English MPs to be given power over England-only issues.
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