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Appeal to save historic theatre

Sunday, April 28th 2013, 0:45

An 18th Century North Yorkshire theatre, billed as the oldest in its original form in Britain, launches a fundraising campaign to save it from closure.
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Is Russian crime arriving in the UK?

Saturday, April 27th 2013, 23:04
related countries: Russia Russia

But are they bringing organised crime to the UK?
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Armed drones operated from Britain

Saturday, April 27th 2013, 16:55

Armed drone aircraft have been operated remotely from Britain for the first time, the MoD confirms.
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John Terry would consider England SOS call

Saturday, April 27th 2013, 9:28
related places: Chelsea

Chelsea captain John Terry reaffirms international retirement but would consider returning in an injury crisis, sources close to the defender tell BBC Sport.
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Welby raps City 'entitlement' ethos

Saturday, April 27th 2013, 7:26
related places: City of London

The City of London has been affected by a "culture of entitlement", the new Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby says.
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Watson drafted by Oakland Raiders

Saturday, April 27th 2013, 7:01

Manchester-born Menelik Watson is drafted by the Oakland Raiders in round two of the 2013 NFL Draft in New York.
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VIDEO: Suburban house is N Korean embassy

Friday, April 26th 2013, 23:15
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The unlikely suburban home of North Korea's UK embassy
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Royals' gifts to Obamas reported

Friday, April 26th 2013, 22:36
related countries: United States United States

The Royal Family and UK PM Cameron gave US President Obama a china tea set, a tapestry and a dog toy in 2011, the US state department reports.
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VIDEO: Syria chemical evidence growing - UK

Friday, April 26th 2013, 21:49
related countries: Syria Syria

There is "limited but growing" evidence that Syrian government troops have used chemical weapons, UK Prime Minister David Cameron says.
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Churchill to feature on new banknote

Friday, April 26th 2013, 15:11

Sir Winston Churchill will feature on the new design of a banknote which will enter circulation in 2016, the Bank of England announces.
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Syria chemical evidence growing - UK

Friday, April 26th 2013, 14:19
related countries: Syria Syria

There is "limited but growing" evidence that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons, says British Prime Minister David Cameron.
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Kenyan bomb detectors 'not fake'

Friday, April 26th 2013, 13:51
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenyan police seek to reassure the public that their bomb and drug detectors work, following the conviction of a British businessman for selling fake devices.
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Trainer ban 'end of the beginning'

Friday, April 26th 2013, 12:49

The eight-year ban for trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni is only the "end of the beginning", says the British Horseracing Authority.
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Friday, April 26th 2013, 9:13
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

Somalia's deputy chief prosecutor is shot dead by three masked men in Mogadishu, officials say - shortly after the UK reopens its embassy in the city.
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UK shale gas bonanza 'not assured'

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 23:25

Shale gas in the UK could help secure domestic energy supplies but may not bring down prices as they have in the US, MPs warn.
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VIDEO: Are shoppers concerned about Bangladesh?

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 18:35
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: Dhaka, London

Shoppers in London were asked if they knew where the clothes they were wearing were manufactured and if they were aware of the Dhaka building collapse.
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Eight-year ban for doping trainer

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 17:55

Trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni is banned from racing for eight years after a doping scandal which has engulfed the Godolphin stable.
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UK fraud probe for Kazakh miner ENRC

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 16:32

The UK's Serious Fraud Office starts an investigation into Kazakh mining company and FTSE 100 member Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation.
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Plane fall man 'wanted better life'

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 15:51
related places: London

A man found dead in London after falling from a plane's undercarriage wanted to come to Europe for a better life, an inquest hears.
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Economy avoids triple-dip recession

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 14:22

The UK economy avoids falling into a triple-dip recession after seeing 0.3% growth in the first three months of the year.
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Hague opens new embassy in Somalia

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 12:40
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

Foreign Secretary William Hague opens a new British embassy in Mogadishu - the first time the UK has had an embassy in Somalia since 1991.
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NI children's heart services to end

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 9:34
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Belfast, Dublin

Children from Northern Ireland who require heart surgery should receive treatment in Dublin as opposed to the current facility in Belfast, says a formal recommendation.
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Measles jab plan targets 1m children

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 8:40

One million schoolchildren in England are to be targeted by a measles vaccination plan aimed at curbing the growing threat of outbreaks.
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Official GDP figures for UK awaited

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 23:01

Official figures out later will reveal whether the UK economy has slipped into a triple-dip recession, but many economists forecast marginal growth.
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Author Banks 'astounded' by support

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 15:48

Scottish author Iain Banks says messages of support he has had from people since announcing he is suffering from terminal cancer, are "astounding".
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UK treaty aims at Qatada extradition

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 11:50
related countries: Jordan Jordan

The government signs a new treaty with Jordan aimed at ensuring that radical cleric Abu Qatada can be extradited, Theresa May tells MPs.
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Lloyds' Co-op deal falls through

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 8:28

The planned sale of 632 UK bank branches by Lloyds Banking Group to the Co-op group falls through.
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Haddin named Australia vice-captain

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 5:40
related countries: Australia Australia

Brad Haddin will be Australia's vice-captain for the Ashes tour of England, as bowler Mitchell Johnson is left out of their squad.
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SME lending scheme to be extended

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 5:25

The Bank of England announces plans to expand a lending scheme designed to help businesses and households.
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UK 'becoming a more peaceful place'

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 3:39

Rates of murder and violent crime have fallen more rapidly in the UK in the past decade than anywhere else in Western Europe, an international study says.
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Struggling hospitals 'lose patients'

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 1:21

Patients are getting lost in UK hospitals because they are constantly being switched from ward to ward amid pressures on A&E departments, nurses say.
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'Cosmetic crisis' waiting to happen

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 1:05

Injections to plump up the skin are a "crisis waiting to happen" and should be prescription-only, a UK review of cosmetic procedures says.
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Judges refuse Abu Qatada appeal

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 15:05

The Court of Appeal refuses the government permission to take its fight to remove Abu Qatada from the UK to the Supreme Court.
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'Uncharted waters' on currency plans

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 11:55

The case for an independent Scotland retaining the pound in a currency pact with the rest of the UK is not clear, according to Treasury analysis.
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Slight dip in UK public borrowing

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 11:24

The UK government borrowed £120.6bn in the financial year to April 2013, slightly lower than the amount it borrowed the previous year.
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Goldman boss: UK must stick to plan

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 9:14

Goldman Sachs boss Lloyd Blankfein says the UK must stick with its austerity plan or face a negative reaction from global investors.
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Top stable in horse doping inquiry

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 8:23

Eleven racehorses test positive for anabolic steroids, in one of the biggest doping scandals in British racing history
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Primark boosts profits at AB Foods

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 6:58

Clothing retailer Primark's "exceptionally strong" performance helps to push profits higher at owner Associated British Foods.
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EU crime optouts 'could damage UK'

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013, 1:54

The government’s proposal to opt out of 130 EU police and criminal justice measures could damage the UK’s internal security, say peers.
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VIDEO: 'More than 100 people' killed in Syria

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 23:34
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

British Foreign Secretary William Hague says he is "appalled" by reports that more than 100 people were killed by Syrian government forces in a suburb of the capital, Damascus.
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Archbishop's warning over economy

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 23:07
related places: Canterbury

It will take "something very, very major" to get the UK out of the economic "depression" it has sunk into, the Archbishop of Canterbury says.
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BA places order for 18 Airbus A350s

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 22:00

British Airways orders 18 new Airbus A350s in a deal worth $6bn (£3.92bn).
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News Corp settles phone-hacking case

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 14:50

News Corp reaches a $139m (£91m) settlement with shareholders over complaints filed in relation to the UK phone-hacking scandal.
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UK to sell nuclear fuel firm stake

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 11:32

The UK government is preparing to sell its one-third stake in Urenco, the world's second-largest provider of nuclear fuel.
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Google boss defends UK tax record

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 9:21

Speaking to the BBC, Google's executive chairman, Eric Schmidt, defends his company for paying just £6m in UK corporation tax in 2011.
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Pret A Manger plans 500 new UK jobs

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 7:30

Pret A Manger says it plans to create 1,000 new jobs worldwide this year, with 500 in the UK, after reporting a rise in full-year profits.
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Monday, April 22nd 2013, 7:14

Convicted drug smuggler Lindsay Sandiford is to ask the Court of Appeal to overturn a ruling upholding the UK government's refusal to fund her appeal against a death sentence.
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UK to woo Latin American students

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 0:44
related countries: United States United States

UK ministers travel to Latin American to try to attract potential students to come and study in British universities.
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Few planning to migrate to UK - poll

Sunday, April 21st 2013, 23:05
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, Romania Romania

The coming end of EU work restrictions for people from Romania and Bulgaria is having little impact on their plans to move, BBC surveys suggest.
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Boston remembered at London Marathon

Sunday, April 21st 2013, 18:39

Tens of thousands of runners take part in the London Marathon, with a 30-second silence at the start and black ribbons worn as solidarity with those affected by the Boston bombs.
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Farah runs half of London Marathon

Sunday, April 21st 2013, 11:41

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah withdraws from the London Marathon as planned halfway through the course.
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Jeptoo & Kebede take marathon wins

Sunday, April 21st 2013, 11:37

Priscah Jeptoo capitalises on Tiki Gelana's fall to win the London Marathon, with Tsegaye Kebede winning the men's race.
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Russian tycoon top of rich list

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

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

Saturday, April 20th 2013, 15:29

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

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

Friday, April 19th 2013, 23:35

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

Friday, April 19th 2013, 20:57

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

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

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

Friday, April 19th 2013, 16:17

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

Friday, April 19th 2013, 16:08

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

Friday, April 19th 2013, 11:53

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

Friday, April 19th 2013, 8:26

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

Friday, April 19th 2013, 1:59

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

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 23:01

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 14:00

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

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 13:13

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 10:26

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 16:25

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

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

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

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 9:56

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

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

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

Wednesday, April 17th 2013, 0:28

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

Tuesday, April 16th 2013, 20:23

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

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

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

Tuesday, April 16th 2013, 13:46

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, April 16th 2013, 10:33

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

Tuesday, April 16th 2013, 9:41

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, April 15th 2013, 18:30

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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