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High praise for Butterworth play

Monday, October 29th 2012, 11:52
related places: River

The River, the hotly anticipated follow-up to Jez Butterworth's smash hit play Jerusalem, receives rave reviews from UK theatre critics.
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UK Athletics hires new head coach

Monday, October 29th 2012, 11:42
related places: Charles

UK Paralympic head coach Peter Eriksson will replace Charles van Commenee as UK Athletics head coach.
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Five million 'below living wage'

Monday, October 29th 2012, 0:22

One in five workers in the UK is paid less than required for a basic standard of living, a KPMG report claims.
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Cheap colour test picks up HIV

Sunday, October 28th 2012, 18:53

A cheap test which could detect even low levels of viruses and some cancers has been developed by researchers in the UK.
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Events support charged marines

Sunday, October 28th 2012, 12:15
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Events are taking place across the UK in support of five Royal Marines charged with murder over an incident in Afghanistan last year.
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Clocks back an hour in GMT return

Sunday, October 28th 2012, 1:05

Most people in the UK enjoy an extra hour in bed, as clocks go back to mark the return of Greenwich Mean Time.
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Kurds seek UK 'genocide' backing

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 17:35
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi Kurds in Britain begin a campaign for the mass murder of their people in Iraq in the late-1980s to be formally recognised as genocide.
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Celtic 0-2 Kilmarnock

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 15:59
related places: Kilmarnock

Cillian Sheridan and Liam Kelly are on target as Kilmarnock win at Celtic Park for the first time since 1955.
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Vatican concern over Savile award

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 14:40

A papal knighthood given to Jimmy Savile "should not have been bestowed", a Vatican spokesman says, as the Catholic Church asks if it can be posthumously removed.
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Troop deaths 'not friendly fire'

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 14:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A Royal Marine and an Army medic who died in Afghanistan were not killed by British forces, an initial Ministry of Defence report says.
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Women who quit smoking 'cut risk'

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 6:36

Women who give up smoking by the age of 30 will almost completely avoid the risks of dying early from tobacco-related diseases, according to a study of more than a million UK women.
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Rail firm cancels more services

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 0:41

London Midland, which has cancelled hundreds of trains because of a driver shortage, expects to cancel 58 more on Saturday.
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VIDEO: Entente cordiale for UK and France

Friday, October 26th 2012, 23:17
related countries: France France

The UK and France have been conducting a major military exercise in the Mediterranean, in what is being hailed as a milestone in closer defence co-operation between the two countries.
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VIDEO: Malala will 'rise again' says father

Friday, October 26th 2012, 20:22
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

The father of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl activist shot by the Taliban, has said his daughter is recovering well in the UK.
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'Relief' at Olympic medal return

Friday, October 26th 2012, 19:45
related places: London

TeamGB hockey player Hannah Macleod says it is a "huge relief" as her Olympic bronze medal - one of two stolen at a London nightclub - is returned.
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Belarus dissident gets UK asylum

Friday, October 26th 2012, 15:31
related countries: Belarus Belarus

A leading dissident in Belarus, Andrei Sannikov, is granted political asylum in the UK, his wife says.
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Stolen Olympic medal is returned

Friday, October 26th 2012, 14:39
related places: London

One of two Olympic bronze medals that were stolen from a nightclub in London has been recovered, police say.
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Police hunt UK oilman's killers

Friday, October 26th 2012, 14:15
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Police in Belgium are searching for a gunman and an accomplice who killed a senior British oil executive on the streets of the capital Brussels.
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Malala 'will rise again' - father

Friday, October 26th 2012, 13:04
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

The father of the Pakistani schoolgirl activist shot by the Taliban is optimistic about her future as he visits her in a UK hospital.
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VIDEO: Girl activist safe in UK, says father

Friday, October 26th 2012, 12:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

The father of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl activist shot by the Taliban, visits his daughter for the first time at a UK hospital.
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British man shot dead in Belgium

Friday, October 26th 2012, 11:55
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

A senior British oil executive and father of three is shot dead in a northern suburb of the Belgian capital Brussels, it emerges.
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Theatre honour for acting couple

Friday, October 26th 2012, 9:57

British acting duo Timothy West and Prunella Scales will be honoured for their commitment to UK regional theatre at this weekend's Theatre Awards UK.
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Charity rescues snake on a plane

Friday, October 26th 2012, 9:12

The animal charity Scottish SPCA is called in to rescue a snake on a plane at Glasgow Airport.
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Stars back Hillsborough single

Friday, October 26th 2012, 7:52
related places: Hillsborough

A group of British musicians, including Robbie Williams and Beverley Knight, join forces to record a single in aid of the families of victims of the 1989 Hillsborough tragedy.
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Teacher training tests toughened

Friday, October 26th 2012, 7:21

Entry tests for teacher trainees in England are being made more rigorous to raise the quality of teachers in the classroom, the government says.
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Pension pots 'could fund housing'

Friday, October 26th 2012, 2:21

A possible 100,000 to 300,000 homes could be built in the UK every year without using any government money, a study claims.
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Germany's most secret Soviet missile base

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 23:45

Forest swallows secret base where Soviet missiles targeted UK
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Malala Yousafzai family visits UK

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 23:29
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Relatives of the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by a Taliban gunman arrive in the UK where she is recovering in hospital.
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UK's return to growth welcomed

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 17:36

News that the UK economy emerged from recession in the three months from July to September, helped by the Olympic Games, gets a cautious welcome.
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Nadal out of ATP Finals in London

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 17:07
related countries: France France
related places: London

Rafael Nadal withdraws from the Paris Masters and ATP World Tour Finals in London because of continuing knee problems.
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Ford cutting 1,400 jobs in the UK

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 16:34
related places: Ford

Carmaker Ford announces plans to close two UK plants next year, one in Southampton and one in Dagenham, with the loss of 1,400 jobs.
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Serbia bans two players for year

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 16:30
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Serbia suspends Nikola Ninkovic and Ognjen Mudrinski for a year for their role in the brawl against England Under-21s.
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UK economy sees return to growth

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 13:31

The UK economy emerged from recession in the three months from July to September, with growth of 1.0%, helped by the Olympic Games.
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Ash fungus seen in UK countryside

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 12:26

The fungus behind the "ash dieback" that has decimated European ash trees is discovered in the UK countryside for the first time.
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Doubts over 'viable' Afghanistan

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 11:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The UK might have to recognise that creating a viable state in Afghanistan is not achievable, an influential group of MPs says.
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City of Culture events announced

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 11:18

The Turner Prize, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Ballet will all feature in Londonderry as part of the UK City of Culture celebrations.
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Two British deaths in Afghanistan

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 8:12
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A Royal Marine and a female soldier have been killed while on patrol in Afghanistan - the woman is the third who has died since the conflict began.
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Olympics effect to boost UK GDP

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 23:01

The Olympics are expected to help the economy show growth in the third quarter of the year, suggesting the double-dip recession is over.
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Prisoners will not get vote - PM

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 20:05

David Cameron says Britain will continue to defy a European Court ruling saying prisoners must get the vote - after the attorney general said the country must respond to it.
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Wiggins set to aid Froome at Tour

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 18:40
related countries: France France

Bradley Wiggins admits it is "more than likely" he will support Chris Froome in the 2013 Tour de France.
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VIDEO: How to join the 'energy revolution'

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 18:32

A scheme which has saved energy customers thousands of pounds in parts of Europe could hold the key to lowering prices in the UK.
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Nike agrees Umbro sale for $225m

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 17:54
related countries: United States United States

Sportswear giant Nike agrees a deal to sell UK sports brand Umbro to US clothing company Iconix Brand Group for $225m.
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Man convicted of station killing

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 14:11
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: London, Victoria

A man is convicted of the manslaughter of a schoolboy who was fatally stabbed in a gang attack during rush hour at London's Victoria station.
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Madagascar steals UK box office

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 12:02
related countries: Madagascar Madagascar

Madagascar 3 has gone straight to the UK box office top spot earning an impressive £6m in its opening weekend.
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Live Nation in Hyde Park gigs row

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 10:06
related places: Hyde Park, London

Live Nation considers pulling out of staging concerts in Hyde Park in London because of a dispute over the tender process.
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New food labelling system agreed

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 0:25

A consistent system of front-of-pack food labelling will be introduced in the UK next year to help shoppers find the healthiest option, the government says.
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VIDEO: Paxman interviews 'fearless Felix'

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 23:03

In his first interview on UK television since skydiving from 39km (24 miles) up in the atmosphere, Felix Baumgartner has spoken to the BBC's Newsnight about his jump.
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King says banks must raise funds

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 20:43

The UK and other major economies will remain weak until banks have sufficient capital to absorb "likely" future losses from bad loans, Sir Mervyn King warns.
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UK accused over US drone strikes

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 16:46
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

A High Court hearing into the alleged use of British intelligence in US drone attacks in Pakistan hears such co-operation could be "assisting murder".
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Government to delay badger cull

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 15:23

The government announces it will delay a planned cull of badgers in England until next summer, after widespread opposition to the scheme.
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London Games £377m under budget

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 11:50

Government figures say the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games came in £377m under budget at a cost of £8.9bn.
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Hague: EU disquiet deepest ever

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 10:19

The British public's disillusionment with the European Union is "the deepest it has ever been", Foreign Secretary William Hague warns.
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VIDEO: BBC debate on the future of China

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 9:35
related countries: China China, Kenya Kenya
related places: Beijing, London, Nairobi, Shenzhen

As China's leadership transition approaches, the BBC hosts a live debate on the country's future with guests in Beijing, Shenzhen, Chicago, Nairobi, Sao Paulo and London.
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Strauss backs Pietersen to shine

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 21:13

Former skipper Andrew Strauss is sure Kevin Pietersen and England can move on from this summer's problems.
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Men 'planned mass suicide attack'

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 14:16

Three men go on trial accused of planning a suicide bombing campaign that prosecutors say could have been on a scale greater than the 2005 London attacks.
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Fly-half Biggar gets Wales recall

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 10:03
related places: Biggar

Ospreys fly-half Dan Biggar is named in a 35-man Wales squad for the autumn series while uncapped prop Aaron Jarvis is also called up.
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Steffon for England - Wilkinson

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 9:28

Jonny Wilkinson believes his Toulon team-mate Steffon Armitage's form is good enough to force his way into the England squad.
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UK high commissioner meets Modi

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 9:17
related countries: India India

The UK's high commissioner in India meets Narendra Modi, the chief minister of Gujarat state, ending a 10-year boycott of the controversial politician.
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VIDEO: Do the French like British food?

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 3:43
related countries: France France

As a UK trade delegation tries to boost sales of British food in France, Sophie Van Brugen finds out what Parisians really think of pork pies and cheese sandwiches.
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Gun suppliers face crackdown

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 15:34

A new offence of supplying a firearm will be introduced to tackle people who hire out weapons to gangs, Home Secretary Theresa May says.
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EBay 'pays only £1.2m in UK tax'

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 14:36
related countries: United States United States

US auction site eBay paid only £1.2m in tax back in 2010 in the UK, where it generated sales of about £800m, according to an investigation by the Sunday Times.
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Burton honoured at London awards

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 10:57
related places: London

Director Tim Burton receives a BFI fellowship at this year's London Film Festival awards ceremony, along with his actress partner Helena Bonham Carter.
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Thousands march at anti-cuts demo

Saturday, October 20th 2012, 18:06
related places: London

Tens of thousands of people march in London, Glasgow and Belfast in protest against the government's austerity measures.
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Uefa 'should consider Serbia ban'

Saturday, October 20th 2012, 6:00
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Fifa's Jim Boyce says Uefa must consider banning Serbia from future tournaments, after crowd trouble against England.
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Alps gunman 'shot cyclist first'

Friday, October 19th 2012, 21:49
related countries: France France

Police investigating the shooting of a British family in the French Alps believe the cyclist also found dead at the scene was killed first, according to a leaked provisional scenario.
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UK music gets global cash boost

Friday, October 19th 2012, 16:19

Big hits from the likes of Adele and Calvin Harris helps British artists earn £188m in overseas royalties last year, according to PRS for Music.
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Savile criminal inquiry launched

Friday, October 19th 2012, 13:47

Scotland Yard launches a formal criminal investigation into the Sir Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal after a "staggering" 200 potential victims come forward.
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Girls Aloud reveal reunion plans

Friday, October 19th 2012, 13:00
related places: London

Pop group Girls Aloud reveal plans for their 10th anniversary reunion at a press conference in London.
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Shot Pakistan teenager 'standing'

Friday, October 19th 2012, 12:06
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

The Pakistani girl shot in the head by the Taliban stands up for the first time since the shooting, UK doctors treating her say.
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Soldiers' families can sue MoD

Friday, October 19th 2012, 11:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The Court of Appeal says the families of two UK soldiers killed in Iraq can sue the Ministry of Defence for negligence.
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French 'stopped tracking Merah'

Friday, October 19th 2012, 11:50
related countries: France France
related places: Toulouse

French security services stopped tracking Toulouse gunman Mohamed Merah, despite links to jihadists including in the UK, leaked documents suggest.
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VIDEO: Charity marks 100th Auschwitz visit

Friday, October 19th 2012, 6:30
related countries: Poland Poland

A charity which aims to take two pupils from every UK school to the Nazi death camp Auschwitz in Poland has marked its 100th trip.
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MPs criticise regulator over RBS

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 23:01
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

MPs criticise the UK financial regulator for its failings over Royal Bank of Scotland's damaging takeover of part of Dutch bank ABN Amro in 2007.
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Pietersen added to England squad

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 14:16
related places: London

Kevin Pietersen is added to the England squad for the tour of India in November and December.
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Uni interviews 'for all of poor'

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 12:08

Universities in England should give pupils from poorer backgrounds guaranteed interviews and lower offers to help get more of them into good universities.
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Human trafficking to UK 'rising'

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 10:09
related countries: China China

The number of people being trafficked into the UK is rising, with gangs in China, Nigeria and eastern Europe targeting the country, a government report says.
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UK retail sales rise in September

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 10:05

Spending on winter clothing and school uniforms helped to lift retail sales in September, official figures show.
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VIDEO: Ben Affleck at UK Argo premiere

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 9:19

Ben Affleck, John Goodman and Bryan Cranston have walked the red carpet at the London Film Festival for the UK premiere of Argo.
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Protest outside abortion clinic

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 9:19

Up to 40 people are protesting outside the first private clinic to offer abortions in Northern Ireland.
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Price of Football - SPL

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 8:58

Top-of-the-table football in Scotland comes at a price with Celtic the most expensive matchday experience.
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Survey reveals Price of Football

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 5:58

BBC Sport Price of Football survey shows average price of cheapest adult ticket in England's top four divisions rises by 11.7%.
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VIDEO: Sumatran tiger to meet his match

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 5:13

London Zoo has welcomed its latest inhabitant - Jae Jae the Sumatran tiger, who has travelled nearly 4,000 miles to meet his new mate.
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Horror film first for Antarctica

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 0:08
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica

A fictional feature film is shot in Antarctica for the first time, using British Antarctic Survey staff as the cast and crew.
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GB can 'sustain success' in Rio

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 23:02

UK Sport's new performance director, Simon Timson, says Team GB can repeat their London 2012 success at the 2016 Rio Games.
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Hodgson satisfied by England draw

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 19:28
related countries: Poland Poland

England boss Roy Hodgson says a point was the most his side deserved from the World Cup qualifier against Poland.
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Hart admits fault for Poland goal

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 18:41
related countries: Poland Poland

Keeper Joe Hart says his missed clearance from a corner, which allowed Kamil Glik to score, cost England two points.
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Uefa charges Serbia and England

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 18:39
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

European football governing body Uefa charges the Serbian and English FAs following the fracas at the end of the Under-21 match between the two nations.
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Uefa charges England and Serbia

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 18:30

Uefa charges the Football Associations of England and Serbia in the wake of Tuesday's Under-21 match.
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UK ambassador's Falklands apology

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 18:25
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Chile Chile

The British ambassador to Chile apologises for a tweet that makes reference to chant that describes Argentine veterans of the Falklands War as gay and cowards.
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Poland 1-1 England

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 17:28
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Warsaw

An unconvincing England hang on for a draw in their World Cup Group H qualifier against Poland in Warsaw.
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'Worst may be ahead' - Bank chief

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 17:07

The "worst may still be ahead" for the banking system, the Bank of England's deputy governor tells a gathering of leading bankers.
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Sedaka to perform piano concerto

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 17:02

Neil Sedaka will perform his first piano concerto with the London Philharmonic orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday.
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UK unemployment falls to 2.53m

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 16:55

Unemployment fell by 50,000 to 2.53 million between June and August, official figures show, as the number of people in work hits a record high.
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England stars to help fund fans

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 15:00
related countries: Poland Poland

England's players are to part-fund a £50,000 money-back scheme for fans affected by Tuesday's postponed qualifier.
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Cameron 'appalled' by Serbia game

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 14:35
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Prime Minister David Cameron was "appalled" by the fracas at the end of England's Under-21 football match with Serbia, Downing Street says.
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BFI donates film costumes to V&A

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 14:22
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: More, Victoria

More than 500 film costumes, assembled by the British Film Institute (BFI) over 20 years, are to be transferred to the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A).
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UK's widening gap with EU

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 13:23

Eurozone integration forces the UK to reassess its role
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VIDEO: Chelsea: Not ruling out politics

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 12:44

In her first UK television interview, Chelsea Clinton, has hinted to the BBC she is not ruling out a career in politics.
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Greece censors Downton gay kiss

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 10:50
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Downton

Viewers complain after Greek state television edits out a gay kiss from British drama Downton Abbey.
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Twitter ban for England players

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 10:37

England players will be banned from match-related comments on Twitter 24 hours before a game under the new code of conduct.
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