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Dernbach added to England squad

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 15:38

England add seam bowler Jade Dernbach to their one-day squad as cover for Tim Bresnan, whose wife is due to give birth.
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UK faces court over migrant benefits

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 13:26

Britain is being taken to the European Court of Justice for allegedly discriminating against EU nationals who claim social security in the UK.
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Spring will be 'coldest in 50 years'

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 13:21

This spring is on track to be the UK's coldest for more than 50 years, provisional Met Office figures suggest.
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Woolwich murder suspect in court

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 11:30
related places: London

Michael Adebowale appears at Westminster Magistrates' Court charged with murdering soldier Lee Rigby in south-east London.
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Ryanair warned over Aer Lingus stake

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 7:11
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Ryanair may have to reduce its stake in Irish carrier Aer Lingus owing to competition concerns, the UK Competition Commission has said.
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England in the dark ages - Lineker

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 6:15
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Gary Lineker describes England's tactics against the Republic of Ireland as "a step back to the dark ages".
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Man charged with Lee Rigby murder

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 6:06
related places: London, Woolwich

A man is to appear in court after being charged with the murder of soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich, south-east London, last week.
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O'Connell captain for Lions opener

Thursday, May 30th 2013, 5:22
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, Ireland Ireland

Paul O'Connell will captain the British and Irish Lions in their tour opener against the Barbarians in Hong Kong.
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Warning over UK use of cheap coal

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 23:26

Coal on the global market is so cheap that it threatens government attempts to tackle climate change, the chairman of the Environment Agency warns
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VIDEO: Afghans 'unlawfully held' by forces

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 21:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

British forces are detaining up to 85 Afghan nationals in a holding facility at Camp Bastion, in what could amount to unlawful detention and internment, documents obtained by the BBC suggest.
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England 1-1 Republic of Ireland

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 21:11
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Frank Lampard's sixth goal in as many internationals earns England a dour draw with Republic of Ireland at Wembley.
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Lloyds sells off private banking arm

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 17:06
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Lloyds, which is 39% owned by the UK taxpayer, has sold its international private banking arm to UBP of Switzerland
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Energy firms hit by UK tax change

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 17:03

Chancellor George Osborne announces a change in tax rules to prevent businesses claiming capital allowances for costs met by other firms.
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UK 'ready to return Afghan suspects'

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 16:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Up to 90 Afghans held at Camp Bastion are set to be returned to the Afghan authorities, the Ministry of Defence says, after their lawyers argue their detention could be unlawful.
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Cotter proud to be joining Scotland

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 16:27

Vern Cotter denies offering his resignation at Clermont Auvergne in order to join Scotland as head coach earlier than planned.
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Afghans 'unlawfully held' by UK army

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 15:36
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

British forces are detaining Afghan nationals in a holding facility at Camp Bastion in what could amount to unlawful detention, documents obtained by the BBC suggest.
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Battling Watson loses on return

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 12:16
related countries: France France

Heather Watson loses in three sets to Stefanie Voegele in the French Open first round to end British interest in the singles.
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Warburton doubt for Barbarians game

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 10:30
related countries: Ireland Ireland

British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton is doubtful for Saturday's tour opener against the Barbarians.
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UK confirms holding up to 90 Afghans

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 10:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

British forces are detaining 80 to 90 Afghans in a holding facility at Camp Bastion, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has confirmed, in what lawyers argue could amount to unlawful detention.
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Cole to captain England at Wembley

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 8:42
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Ashley Cole will captain England against the Republic of Ireland on Wednesday as a tribute for reaching 100 caps.
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Small earthquake hits north Wales

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 8:09
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

A tremor measuring 3.8 in magnitude hits north Wales during the early hours and is felt as far away as Dublin.
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India's 'jailhouse rocker' remembers days in prison

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 0:49
related countries: India India
related places: How

How a spell in an Indian prison inspired one British musician
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Deller unveils Venice exhibition

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 15:58

Turner Prize-winner Jeremy Deller unveils an 'aggressive' anti-establishment exhibition to represent Britain at the Venice Biennale.
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England complete New Zealand win

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 15:11
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England beat New Zealand by 247 runs in the second Test at Headingley to complete a 2-0 series victory.
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UK and Germany 'oppose China duties'

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 10:58
related countries: China China, Germany Germany

The UK and Germany are among at least 14 EU members against proposals to impose punitive tariffs on Chinese solar panel imports, according to diplomats.
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Headingley Test to start after rain

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 10:28
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

The final day in the final Test between England and New Zealand will start at 11:45 BST after rain at Headingley.
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Briton dies in snorkelling accident

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 10:00
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

A British woman dies in Malaysia after being hit by a boat while snorkelling, official media report.
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EU ends arms ban on Syria rebels

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 9:38
related countries: Syria Syria

EU foreign ministers say they will not renew the union's arms embargo on Syria, but add there is no immediate plan to send arms to the opposition.
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School airing for Tennant's Richard

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 8:51

The Royal Shakespeare Company is to stream its upcoming production of Richard II starring former Doctor Who actor David Tennant to UK schools.
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VIDEO: Showcasing creative coffin designs

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 5:50
related countries: Ghana Ghana

A master coffin-maker from Ghana is visiting the UK to display his unusual designs.
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Burning US trees in UK power stations

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 2:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Why

Why are US trees helping keep the lights on in Britain?
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Malnutrition 'hits world schooling'

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 1:32

A quarter of the world's children are at risk of underperforming at school because of chronic malnutrition, says UK charity Save the Children.
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British doctor killed in Syria

Monday, May 27th 2013, 21:20
related countries: Syria Syria

A British doctor, named as Dr Isa Abdur Rahman, has died in Syria after a makeshift hospital was shelled, a charity says.
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EU struggles over Syria arms embargo

Monday, May 27th 2013, 20:09
related countries: France France, Syria Syria

EU foreign ministers are struggling to find agreement over whether to ease the arms embargo on Syria, with talks expected to continue into the evening.
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VIDEO: Why burn US trees in UK power stations?

Monday, May 27th 2013, 19:57
related countries: United States United States

The BBC's environment analyst, Roger Harrabin, explains why millions of American trees are being shipped to the UK for burning in power stations.
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Trott defends England approach

Monday, May 27th 2013, 19:12
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Jonathan Trott says England were right to bat on after lunch on day four against New Zealand at Headingley.
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Swann pushes England towards victory

Monday, May 27th 2013, 18:00
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Graeme Swann takes 4-61 as New Zealand close day four of the second Test with England on 158-6, chasing an unlikely 468.
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Cotter to be Scots coach - from 2014

Monday, May 27th 2013, 14:26

Scottish Rugby says Vern Cotter will be its new national coach - but will remain with Clermont until June 2014.
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Nepal protests at Everest video call

Monday, May 27th 2013, 14:24
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Nepal says British climber Daniel Hughes did not have permission to make live broadcast from summit of Mount Everest.
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Woolwich police release three men

Monday, May 27th 2013, 14:01
related places: London

Three men arrested in south London on Saturday in connection with the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby have been released on bail, Scotland Yard says.
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Sky apps targeted by Syrian hackers

Monday, May 27th 2013, 10:33
related countries: Syria Syria

The Syrian Electronic Army defaces Android apps belonging to UK broadcaster Sky, the first time the hacking group has used this tactic.
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Google boss 'perplexed' over tax row

Monday, May 27th 2013, 8:28

Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt says it is up to governments to reform tax policy not companies.
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VIDEO: Low prices draw Chinese to UK

Monday, May 27th 2013, 7:41
related countries: China China, France France, Germany Germany

Big name brands and designer labels are attracting Chinese visitors to Britain for their holidays, but the UK is still lagging behind France, Italy and Germany.
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Woolwich suspect was held in Kenya

Sunday, May 26th 2013, 20:05
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Woolwich

One of the two men held on suspicion of killing a soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich was arrested in Kenya in 2010, the UK Foreign Office confirms.
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Swann backs Compton to find form

Sunday, May 26th 2013, 19:37
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Compton

England spinner Graeme Swann backs opener Nick Compton to regain form after a run of low scores against New Zealand.
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Cook in form as England dominate NZ

Sunday, May 26th 2013, 18:14
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Skipper Alastair Cook hits an unbeaten 88 as England close day three of the second Test 296 ahead of New Zealand at 116-1.
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Hibernian 0-3 Celtic

Sunday, May 26th 2013, 15:50

Gary Hooper scores twice as Celtic complete the double with a convincing win over Hibernian in the Scottish Cup final.
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Burns shines in England Baa-Baas win

Sunday, May 26th 2013, 14:38
related places: Twickenham

Freddie Burns scores 20 points for England and three debutants get tries in 40-12 win over the Barbarians at Twickenham
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Hartley out of Lions tour with ban

Sunday, May 26th 2013, 13:38
related countries: Ireland Ireland

England hooker Dylan Hartley will miss the British and Irish Lions tour after being banned for 11 weeks.
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Froch wants Ward rematch in England

Sunday, May 26th 2013, 10:00

Carl Froch says Andre Ward must travel to England if he wants to challenge for his IBF super-middleweight crown.
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Two men charged over UK plane alert

Sunday, May 26th 2013, 9:31

Two men are charged with endangering an aircraft after RAF Typhoon jets escorted a passenger plane over the UK.
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More arrests in Woolwich inquiry

Sunday, May 26th 2013, 4:33
related places: London, Woolwich

Three men are arrested in south-east London in connection with the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby near Woolwich barracks on Wednesday.
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UK plane alert suspects still held

Sunday, May 26th 2013, 3:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Police secure a further extension to question two men after RAF jets were scrambled to escort a Pakistan Airlines plane in UK airspace.
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Councils 'destroying' verge wildlife

Sunday, May 26th 2013, 2:17

Councils in the UK are destroying wildlife habitats by cutting grass verges too often, charity Plantlife warns.
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French soldier stabbed near Paris

Saturday, May 25th 2013, 21:44
related countries: France France
related places: London, Paris

French authorities are investigating whether the stabbing of a soldier in a Paris suburb was a copycat attack after a soldier was killed in London on Wednesday.
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Murder sparks anti-Muslim backlash

Saturday, May 25th 2013, 20:50
related places: Woolwich

There has been a large increase in anti-Muslim incidents since the murder of a British soldier in Woolwich, an inter-faith charity says.
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Root hoping maiden ton inspires win

Saturday, May 25th 2013, 19:18
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England batsman Joe Root hopes his maiden Test century can help secure a victory against New Zealand at Headingley.
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Root ton delights Headingley crowd

Saturday, May 25th 2013, 18:27
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Joe Root hits a maiden Test century as England reach 337-7 against New Zealand on day two of the second Test.
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Hartley poised to miss Lions tour

Saturday, May 25th 2013, 15:54
related countries: Australia Australia

England hooker Dylan Hartley could miss the Lions' tour to Australia after being sent off in the Premiership final.
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Wife expected soldier 'to be safe'

Friday, May 24th 2013, 18:17
related places: London

The wife of the soldier murdered in a London street says she expected her husband to be safe in the UK.
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Two held after plane alert over UK

Friday, May 24th 2013, 17:24
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Two men are held on suspicion of endangerment of an aircraft after RAF jets were scrambled to escort a Pakistan Airlines plane in UK airspace.
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'Poor response' to Iraq abuse claims

Friday, May 24th 2013, 16:16
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The UK government's response to claims that British troops abused and unlawfully killed civilians in Iraq is inadequate, the High Court rules, but it stops short of ordering a public inquiry.
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Plane 'fire' closes Heathrow runways

Friday, May 24th 2013, 15:41
related places: Heathrow

British Airways cancels its short-haul flights to and from Heathrow after one of its planes makes an emergency landing.
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News Corp to split in two on 28 June

Friday, May 24th 2013, 15:21

News Corp announces it will officially split its publishing and entertainment businesses on 28 June, two years after the UK phone-hacking scandal involving the News of the World.
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Robson to face Wozniacki in Paris

Friday, May 24th 2013, 12:53
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

British number one Laura Robson faces former world number one Caroline Wozniacki in the French Open first round.
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Headingley Test delayed by rain

Friday, May 24th 2013, 11:05
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Rain delays the start of the second Test between England and New Zealand at Headingley, with an early lunch taken.
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Woolwich: Security services defended

Friday, May 24th 2013, 10:05
related places: London

The government defends security services against criticism they missed signs which might have helped prevent the murder of a soldier in London.
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British hopefuls up for US TV awards

Friday, May 24th 2013, 9:34
related countries: United States United States

Damian Lewis and Sienna Miller are among the British stars nominated for the annual US Critics' Choice Awards.
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Kirk approves Scottish coronations

Friday, May 24th 2013, 4:08

The Church of Scotland's General Assembly approves a call to crown monarchs in both England and Scotland, should Scotland becomes independent.
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Lee Rigby named as Woolwich victim

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 22:07
related places: London, Woolwich

The soldier killed on a London street is named as Drummer Lee Rigby of the 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, as two more people are held.
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Euro bank chief sees UK improvements

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 22:04
related places: London

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi, visiting London's City district, says he sees "signs of tangible improvements" in the UK economy.
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Security services knew Woolwich men

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 16:00
related places: London, Woolwich

Both suspects in the killing of a serving soldier in London were known to security services, senior Whitehall sources confirm to the BBC.
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UK first quarter growth unchanged

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 10:46

The UK's economy grew at 0.3% in the first three months of the year, official figures confirm, but concerns remain over the strength of the recovery.
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Community nursing service under fire

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 1:09

Health unions say the state of NHS services for people who can't get to a GP in many parts of England is "lamentable".
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Man dead in suspected terror attack

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 23:12
related places: London, Woolwich

A man is killed in a machete attack and two suspects shot and wounded by police in London, with footage emerging of a man with bloodied hands shouting political statements near the scene.
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Jockey Ahern banned for 10 years

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 17:17

Jockey Eddie Ahern is banned for 10 years after being found guilty of corruption by the BHA, while Neil Clement receives a 15-year ban.
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Lennon lyrics donated for tax relief

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 15:22

Beatles biographer Hunter Davies donates letters and lyrics by John Lennon to the British Library as part of a new tax relief scheme.
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IMF: UK 'long way from recovery'

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 14:22

The UK economy is still a long way from "a strong and sustainable recovery", the International Monetary Fund warns.
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Afghan interpreters to get UK visas

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 12:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Up to 600 Afghan interpreters who worked alongside British troops are set to be given the right to live in the UK, in an apparent climbdown by ministers.
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Bad weather hits retail sales again

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 9:06
related places: March

UK retail sales in April were 1.3% lower than in March as bad weather continued to dent spending, official figures show.
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10% of UK wildlife 'endangered'

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 7:23

A stocktake of UK nature suggests 60% of animal and plant species have declined in the past 50 years - and one in 10 could end up disappearing.
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Commons votes to back gay marriage

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 21:18

The House of Commons votes to allow gay marriage in England and Wales, despite 161 MPs opposing the government's plans.
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Scotland 'can afford independence'

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 16:21

Scotland can "more than afford" to be a successful independent country, its first minister says as he launches a paper outlining the nation's economic strength.
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NHS boss set to retire next year

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 14:29

The head of the NHS in England Sir David Nicholson is stepping down from the post next year.
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Asia boost to Burberry profits

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 12:00

UK fashion brand Burberry reports a larger-than-expected rise in annual profits after a strong performance in Asia.
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Pound falls after dip in inflation

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 11:08
related places: March

The pound falls after lower fuel prices lead to a lower-than-expected inflation rate of 2.4% for April.
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Ambassador buys top Broadway venue

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 10:26
related places: Broadway

Foxwoods Theatre, Broadway's biggest venue has been bought by Britain's Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG).
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Bell passed fit for England Test

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 10:12
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Ian Bell is fit for the second Test against New Zealand at Headingley as England name an unchanged 12-man squad.
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Griffiths & Watt in Scotland squad

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 8:20
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Gordon Strachan calls up Leigh Griffiths and Tony Watt to the Scotland squad for next month's match against Croatia.
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Gay marriage plans set to proceed

Monday, May 20th 2013, 21:48

The government reaches agreement with Labour which will allow its bill to legalise gay marriage in England and Wales to proceed in Parliament.
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New England team kit is revealed

Monday, May 20th 2013, 15:04
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The new England kit is revealed and is set to be worn for the first time in a friendly against the Republic of Ireland.
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Vettori in line for NZ Test return

Monday, May 20th 2013, 12:42
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Martin

New Zealand's Daniel Vettori could play in the second Test against England after Bruce Martin is ruled out with injury.
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Tom Hiddleston cast as Coriolanus

Monday, May 20th 2013, 12:28
related places: London

Tom Hiddleston is to play the title role in a new version of Shakespearean tragedy Coriolanus at London's Donmar Warehouse.
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Neville brothers' father charged

Monday, May 20th 2013, 9:46

The father of former England footballers Gary and Phil Neville is to be charged with sexual assault, the Crown Prosecution Service says.
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UK astro Peake given station date

Monday, May 20th 2013, 8:26

UK astronaut Tim Peake is to fly to the International Space Station, launching on a Soyuz rocket in November or December 2015.
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Business leaders attack Eurosceptics

Monday, May 20th 2013, 4:25

A number of prominent business leaders accuse those calling for Britain to leave the European Union of "putting politics before economics".
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Briton held over children's deaths

Monday, May 20th 2013, 2:34
related countries: France France

A British man has been arrested in France in connection with the deaths of his two children, media reports say.
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PM warns overseas territories on tax

Monday, May 20th 2013, 1:41

David Cameron has called on British overseas territories to "get their house in order" and sign up to international treaties on tax.
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Rod Stewart returns to UK number one

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 18:01

Rod Stewart scores his first UK number one album for 34 years, going straight to the top with his LP, Time.
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Cook hails bowlers after England win

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 17:26
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Captain Alastair Cook salutes bowlers Stuart Broad and James Anderson after England's 170-run win over New Zealand.
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