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Arrests in horsemeat investigation

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 21:30
related places: Aberystwyth, Todmorden

Police probing alleged horsemeat mislabelling arrest two men near Aberystwyth and one in Todmorden, West Yorkshire on suspicion of fraud offences.
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Man and woman die after avalanche

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 21:13

A man and a woman die and a man is critically injured after being caught in an avalanche in the Highlands of Scotland.
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Lancaster reassured by Gatland

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 17:58
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Stuart Lancaster is sure the British and Irish Lions will pick England players on merit after talks with coach Warren Gatland.
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Bute found in UK horse carcasses

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 17:16
related countries: France France

Eight horses, killed in the UK, have tested positive for the painkiller bute and six may have entered the food chain in France, the Food Standards Agency says.
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Sexton and McCarthy out for Irish

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 16:17
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Ireland fly-half Jonathan Sexton and second row Mike McCarthy are ruled out of the Six Nations game against Scotland.
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Kanye announces one-off London gig

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 15:34
related countries: France France
related places: London, Paris

The rapper will play a one-off performance at London's Hammersmith Apollo and a gig in Paris at the end of February.
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Finn confident of beating problem

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 15:13

England fast bowler Steven Finn believes he will no longer be disturbing the stumps when bowling.
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Kidman 'refused to say n-word'

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 12:41

Actress Nicole Kidman refused to use an offensive racial epithet in a film when requested to do so by its director, her British co-star reveals.
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Google sues BT in patent battle

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 12:24
related countries: United States United States

Google sues BT in the US and UK as a counter-attack to the British firm's existing lawsuits against the search giant.
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Energy giant EDF sees profits rise

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 12:09
related countries: France France

France-based gas and electricity provider EDF has announced a rise in global profits, despite a loss in UK gas and electricity.
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Die Hard sequel leaves critics cold

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 10:50
related countries: United States United States

A Good Day to Die Hard, the latest instalment in Bruce Willis's action franchise, receives a largely frosty response from critics as it reaches cinemas in the UK and US.
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Home repossessions lowest since 2007

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 10:22

The number of homes repossessed in the UK fell to its lowest annual level since 2007, lenders say, with 33,900 homes seized last year.
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Rolls-Royce full-year profits rise

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 8:02

British aerospace company Rolls-Royce reports a higher-than-expected rise in full-year profits after a strong performance at its civil aerospace division.
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School PE 'not strenuous enough'

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 2:11

Education inspectors warn that there is not enough strenuous activity in many of England's school PE lessons.
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UK welcomes EU-wide horsemeat tests

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 22:20

Environment Secretary Owen Paterson welcomes plans for EU-wide, random DNA tests on horsemeat to tackle the widening food scandal.
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Ireland's Healy gets two-game ban

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 17:38
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Ireland prop Cian Healy to miss two Six Nations games after being banned until 10 March for a stamp on England's Dan Cole.
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England win but lose world title

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 16:20
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Holders England are knocked out of the Women's World Cup in India despite a 15-run win over New Zealand in Mumbai.
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Sars-like virus 'spreads in people'

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 13:23

Health officials in the UK believe they have the strongest evidence yet that a new respiratory illness similar to the deadly Sars virus can spread from person to person.
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Horsemeat inquiry 'to be relentless'

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 12:51

The investigation into allegations of horsemeat mislabelling will be "relentless", the Food Standards Agency says, following two raids at meat firms in the UK.
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VIDEO: Dresden survivor's story

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 11:36
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States
related places: Dresden

Sixty-eight years ago today, British and American Air Forces dropped more than 2,600 tonnes of high-explosive bombs on the German town of Dresden.
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Bank of England: 'Recovery in sight'

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 11:18

The UK economy has "cause for optimism", the governor of the Bank of England says, but warns that inflation will remain above target for two years.
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Elderly 'suffer from poor home care'

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 0:02

A quarter of home-care services provided to the elderly in England are failing to meet quality and safety standards, inspectors say.
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My next job in England - Mourinho

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 18:45
related countries: Spain Spain

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho says his next club will be English but a move to Manchester United is unlikely.
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Gatland wary of England overload

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 18:29
related countries: Australia Australia

Lions coach Warren Gatland believes selecting too many English players for the Australia tour could bring extra pressure.
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Frank Lampard signs kids' book deal

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 18:05

England footballer Frank Lampard is to write a series of children's books, says publisher Little, Brown.
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Actress McCutcheon declared bankrupt

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 16:03
related places: London

Former EastEnders actress and singer Martine McCutcheon is declared bankrupt after filing for insolvency at a London court.
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Broad rues wrong toss decision

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 11:45
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Hamilton

Stuart Broad says England's decision to insert New Zealand proved costly in their 55-run T20 defeat in Hamilton.
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UK inflation rate unchanged at 2.7%

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 11:23

UK consumer price inflation remained unchanged at 2.7% for the fourth consecutive month in January, after a big rise in alcohol and tobacco prices.
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Romania rejects 'scrounger' label

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 9:02

Romanians reject British 'scrounger' stereotype
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G4S Olympic losses increase to £70m

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 8:22

G4S, the firm that failed to provide enough security guards for London 2012, announces a £70m compensation deal with the Olympic organising committee.
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Uganda 'deports' UK theatre producer

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 8:22
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Uganda deports a UK theatre producer who ran into trouble over a play about the condition of gay people, a UK embassy spokesman tells the BBC.
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Queen tops Woman's Hour power list

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 7:03

The Queen, Home Secretary Theresa May and Santander bank boss Ana Botin are declared the UK's most powerful women in a BBC survey.
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RBA sells note printing unit stake

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 3:39
related countries: Australia Australia

The Reserve Bank of Australia agrees to sell its stake in currency printing firm Securency International to UK-based Innovia Film.
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UK weak in school fairness rankings

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 1:23

The UK performs poorly in an international comparison of social mobility within school systems.
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Knight closes Beatles album attempt

Monday, February 11th 2013, 23:57

British soul singer Beverley Knight brings an attempt to recreate The Beatles' epic 10-hour recording session of their album Please Please Me - to mark its 50th anniversary - to a close.
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RBS boss 'should get his bonus'

Monday, February 11th 2013, 19:09

The boss of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) should not have to cancel his bonus in light of the Libor rate-fixing scandal, the bank's chairman tells MPs.
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Care plans to bring 'peace of mind'

Monday, February 11th 2013, 18:07

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says proposed changes to social care in England, including a £75,000 cap on nursing costs, will bring greater fairness to the system.
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UK leaders pay tribute to Pope

Monday, February 11th 2013, 17:16

UK religious and political leaders pay tribute to Pope Benedict XVI, following his unexpected resignation from the papacy on health grounds.
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VIDEO: Why Iceland wants Scotland's fish

Monday, February 11th 2013, 15:38
related countries: Iceland Iceland

Iceland calls for a reorganisation of the international mackerel fishery as the row over Scotland's most valuable stock intensifies.
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Argo named best film at Baftas

Monday, February 11th 2013, 10:46
related places: London

Argo picks up three Baftas including the top prize for best film, while James Bond movie Skyfall wins the award for outstanding British film.
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Baby attacked by fox 'recovering'

Monday, February 11th 2013, 9:41
related places: London

A four-week-old baby boy is "recovering well" after being attacked by a fox in his London home, hospital staff said.
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Is the UK abandoning its Afghan interpreters?

Monday, February 11th 2013, 9:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

What will happen to Afghan interpreters when UK troops go?
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Kate prank call DJ back on air

Monday, February 11th 2013, 4:15
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Cambridge, London

One of the two Australian DJs who made a prank call to the London hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated is back on air.
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Business confidence 'hits new low'

Monday, February 11th 2013, 0:10

Confidence among UK businesses hit its lowest level in at least 21 years last month, a survey suggests, renewing recession fears.
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Les Mis back on top of album chart

Sunday, February 10th 2013, 19:02
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The soundtrack to Oscar-nominated musical Les Miserables returns to the top of the UK album chart.
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'Mature' England please Lancaster

Sunday, February 10th 2013, 18:44
related countries: France France, Ireland Ireland
related places: Lancaster

Coach Stuart Lancaster praises England's maturity after their win in Ireland and predicts a massive game against France.
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Ireland 6-12 England

Sunday, February 10th 2013, 16:58
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

Owen Farrell scores four penalties as England defeat Ireland 12-6 to claim another victory in the Six Nations.
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Horsemeat scandal leads to Romania

Sunday, February 10th 2013, 15:57
related countries: France France, Romania Romania

The Romanian government is investigating whether horsemeat discovered in beef products in Britain and France came from an abattoir in Romania.
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Tax change to help fund social care

Sunday, February 10th 2013, 13:43

Thousands more people will have to pay inheritance tax to help fund social care reforms, the government is expected to announce.
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England race to victory over SA

Sunday, February 10th 2013, 6:40
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Anya Shrubsole takes five wickets as England race to a convincing seven-wicket win over South Africa in the World Cup Super Sixes.
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UK gives Scots 'best of both worlds'

Sunday, February 10th 2013, 0:12

Having two governments looking after its affairs gives Scotland "the best of both worlds", David Cameron says as he launches a defence of the Union.
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France 6-16 Wales

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 19:48
related countries: France France, Italy Italy
related places: Paris

Wales end a run of eight straight defeats as George North's spectacular finish helps them beat France in the Six Nations.
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Social care cap 'set at £75,000'

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 19:09

Elderly people in England will not have to pay more than £75,000 for long-term social care after 2017, the health secretary is set to say on Monday.
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'Tougher' food testing ordered

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 17:46

Retailers will now carry out "more and tougher testing" of beef products in the wake of widespread horsemeat contamination, the environment secretary says.
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Scotland 34-10 Italy

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 16:13
related countries: Italy Italy

Stuart Hogg scores a spectacular solo try as Scotland beat Italy to secure their record win in the Six Nations.
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Christmas truce matches 'replayed'

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 13:44
related countries: Germany Germany

Football matches played between British and German soldiers during the Christmas truce of World War I could be recreated for next year's centenary celebrations.
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Man charged over US death threats

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 10:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

A British man is charged after allegedly posting an online threat to kill 200 people in America.
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England set record in opening win

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 9:30
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Kiwi

England smash 15 sixes and beat their record Twenty20 score as they thrash New Zealand by 40 runs in the first international.
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England unfazed by Irish record

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 7:28
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

England's Danny Care and Dan Cole say Ireland's recent run of wins in Dublin will have no effect on Sunday's clash.
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Wreath tribute for lifeboat disaster

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 1:37

A wreath is to be laid in the sea off the north east coast of Scotland later to commemorate a lifeboat disaster which claimed the lives of six crew.
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Don't dump meat products - minister

Friday, February 8th 2013, 21:19

People should not throw away frozen meat products in the wake of further revelations in the horsemeat scandal, the food minister says.
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Cameron 'proud' of EU budget cut

Friday, February 8th 2013, 17:23

David Cameron hails a deal which will see the first-ever real-terms cut in the EU's budget as "good for the UK and good for Europe".
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Richmond landscape in export bar

Friday, February 8th 2013, 13:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Richmond Hill

A temporary export bar is placed on Jasper Francis Cropsey's Richmond Hill in the Summer of 1862, a rare example of a UK-owned British landscape by an American painter.
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AUDIO: British hostage: I am out and safe

Friday, February 8th 2013, 13:33
related countries: Algeria Algeria

Tony Grisedale, one of the 22 British workers who survived the Algerian hostage crisis, told Radio 5 live what happened.
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Who tops the managers' league table?

Friday, February 8th 2013, 12:14

BBC Sport crunches the numbers to find the most effective manager in England's top four divisions in the season so far
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England slip to Australia defeat

Friday, February 8th 2013, 11:18
related countries: Australia Australia

England suffer an agonising two-run defeat by Australia that leaves their Women's World Cup hopes in the balance.
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Twelvetrees retains England place

Friday, February 8th 2013, 11:03
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

Billy Twelvetrees is retained for England's trip to Ireland, while James Haskell makes his first Six Nations start since 2011.
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Measles cases at '18-year high'

Friday, February 8th 2013, 10:31

Measles cases in England and Wales have risen to 2,016 in 2012, the highest annual total for 18 years, says the Health Protection Agency.
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Ferdinand talk irritates Hodgson

Friday, February 8th 2013, 9:47

England coach Roy Hodgson refuses to comment on a possible England return for Rio Ferdinand.
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GB beat Kazakhstan to progress

Friday, February 8th 2013, 8:20
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

British Lionhearts inflict a first defeat on Kazakhstan in the World Series of Boxing to guarantee a spot in the play-offs.
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UK 'lags behind' on DNA forensics

Friday, February 8th 2013, 8:13
related places: Cross

Cross-border co-operation on terrorism and crime will be compromised unless the UK updates the technology it uses for DNA profiling, experts warn.
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Paintings set for local landmarks

Friday, February 8th 2013, 0:22

Buildings around the UK are to have art projected upon them later to celebrate the completion of a website showing the national collection of oil paintings.
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Carragher 'will become top coach'

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 22:51
related places: Liverpool

Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher can become "one of the country's top young coaches", says England boss Roy Hodgson.
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'U-turn' over scrapping of GCSEs

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 18:27

Education Secretary Michael Gove has confirmed that some key changes planned for England's exams system are being shelved, saying they were "a bridge too far".
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Tipuric in for injured Warburton

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 13:18
related countries: France France
related places: Warburton

Injured Sam Warburton is out of the Wales team to face France in the Six Nations on Saturday while Ryan Jones returns as captain.
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Future BoE chief defends pay package

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 11:20

The future governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, defends his pay arrangements to members of the House of Commons' Treasury Committee.
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Work to start on 93 flood defences

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 10:34

Construction is to start on 93 new flood defences in England this year to improve protection for more than 64,000 homes, the government says.
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Rodin and Bacon works to go on show

Thursday, February 7th 2013, 9:27
related places: London

A unique exhibition featuring selected works of Francis Bacon and Auguste Rodin displayed side-by-side is to open at London's Ordovas Gallery on Friday.
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Wilshere 'can handle expectation'

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 23:38
related countries: Brazil Brazil

England boss Roy Hodgson says midfielder Jack Wilshere lived up to high expectations during the 2-1 win over Brazil.
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England 2-1 Brazil

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 21:42
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Frank Lampard scores a second-half winner at Wembley as England beat Brazil for the first time in 23 years.
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Priest arrested in 'abuse' probe

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 21:39
related places: London

A Catholic priest is one of two people arrested over alleged abuse at a London guest house during the early 1980s, his diocese says.
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Obama picks woman for new cabinet

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 21:29

President Obama nominates a British-born female business executive to lead the interior department, the first woman picked for his new cabinet.
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Make-up artist Stuart Freeborn dies

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 20:41

Stuart Freeborn, the British make-up artist renowned for his contributions to 2001: A Space Odyssey and the Star Wars films, has died at the age of 98, a family friend confirms.
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GlaxoSmithKline in profits fall

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 16:12

UK drug giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) reports pre-tax profits of £7.64bn for the year to 31 December 2012, down 4% on the year before.
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RBS fined £390m over Libor scandal

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 15:50
related countries: United States United States

Royal Bank of Scotland is fined £390m ($610m) by UK and US authorities for its part in the Libor rate-fixing scandal.
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UKIP's Farage is Stalinist, says MEP

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 15:50

The UK Independence Party's only female MEP threatens to quit after accusing leader Nigel Farage of being "anti-women".
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Royals press noses in Maori greeting

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 15:38
related places: London

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall greet prominent Antipodeans at a London reception, and perform a traditional Maori greeting.
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Liberty Global to buy Virgin Media

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 13:27
related countries: United States United States

US billionaire John Malone's cable group, Liberty Global, agrees to buy the UK's Virgin Media in a cash and stock deal worth $23.3bn (£15bn).
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Borrowing 'to overshoot by £64bn'

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 13:26

UK borrowing is likely to be £64bn higher in 2014-15 than forecast in 2010, says a closely watched report, thanks to a weaker-than-expected economy.
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People-smuggling network 'disrupted'

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 11:46
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Authorities believe they have disrupted a major people-smuggling network after carrying out dozens of co-ordinated raids in England, France and Belgium.
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RBS Libor fines of £400m expected

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 11:43
related countries: United States United States

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is expected to be fined a total of about £400m by UK and US regulators later as a result of the Libor scandal.
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Dog microchip date set for England

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 9:36

Every dog owner in England will have to microchip their animal by April 2016 under government plans aimed at cutting the growing number of strays.
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Gerrard hails Wilshere potential

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 9:07

England captain Steven Gerrard says midfielder Jack Wilshere has the potential to become one of the world's top players.
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Party leaders hail gay marriage vote

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 8:48

Party leaders welcome the backing for same-sex marriage in England and Wales in a key Commons vote, but opponents continue to raise concerns.
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England suffer T20 warm-up defeat

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 7:41

Jos Buttler hits a second successive half-century but England suffer a three-wicket defeat in their final Twenty20 warm-up game.
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Export bar on paintings by Stubbs

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 2:14

Two oil paintings that gave the British public their first chance to see a kangaroo and dingo in 1773 could stay in the UK after the government introduced a temporary export bar.
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In pictures: New Antarctic station

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 0:21

Halley VI, the British Antarctic Survey's new research station
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Commons backs gay marriage bill

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 22:38

MPs approve same-sex marriage in England and Wales in a key Commons vote, although more Conservative MPs voted against the bill than for it.
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Gay marriage a step forward, says PM

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 18:01

Same-sex marriage will "make our society stronger", David Cameron says as MPs prepare to vote on the controversial issue.
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Argentina vows to control Falklands

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 17:31
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
related places: London

The Falkland Islands will be back under Argentine control within '20 years', the country's foreign minister says during his first visit to London.
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