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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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Rose calls for Serbia racism ban

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 9:50
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

England Under-21s defender Danny Rose calls for Serbia to be banned after claiming he was racially abused by fans.
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Levein's future discussed in days

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 8:34

Craig Levein's future as national coach will be discussed by the Scottish Football Association board within days.
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VIDEO: Security presence for shot girl

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 22:17
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

As UK doctors in England prepare to conduct reconstructive surgery on Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani girl who was shot by the Taliban, her security has become an issue.
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Ugly scenes mar England U21 win

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 22:09
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

England Under-21 captain Jordan Henderson says members of his side were subjected to racial abuse after victory in Serbia.
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Rain washes out England qualifier

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 21:18
related countries: Poland Poland

England's World Cup qualifying match in Poland is rearranged for Wednesday after being called off in farcical circumstances.
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Mother's joy at extradition block

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 20:10
related countries: United States United States

The mother of British computer hacker Gary McKinnon says she is "overwhelmed" after the UK blocked his extradition to the US, ending a 10-year ordeal.
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Croatia 2-0 Wales

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 19:57
related countries: Croatia Croatia

A defensive mix-up between Wales pair Ashley Williams and Lewis Price helps Croatia to a World Cup qualifying win.
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Man charged over Syria kidnapping

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 18:40
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Heathrow

A 26-year-old Briton arrested at Heathrow on suspicion of terrorism offences is charged with the kidnap of a UK photographer in Syria, police say.
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Serbia U21 0-1 England U21

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 18:29
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Stuart Pearce's England U21 qualify for Euro 2013 with victory in Serbia but the tie is marred by ugly scenes at the final whistle.
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Price wants to fight 'idiot' Fury

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 18:15

David Price calls Tyson Fury 'idiotic' and says he wants to fight his fellow British heavyweight next year.
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UK inflation rate slows to 2.2%

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 13:35

The pace of price rises in the UK slowed to 2.2% in September, the lowest rate for nearly three years, and which will influence how much benefits rise next year.
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EU car sales 'in year-long drop'

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 11:05

New car sales in the European Union fell for the 12th month in a row in September but the UK was the only major market to grow, carmakers say.
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Bale 'in Ronaldo and Messi class'

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 7:46

Harry Redknapp believes Wales winger Gareth Bale is in the class of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
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Gerrard responds to Vieira taunts

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 7:45

Steven Gerrard defends young players after Patrick Vieira suggests they do not love playing for England.
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Plan to import Irish wind power

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 7:45
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The UK government is considering plans to import wind power generated in Ireland and sent under the Irish Sea to north and west Wales.
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Britain to close Basra consulate

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 4:13
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Britain is preparing to announce the closure of its full consulate in Iraq's second city, the BBC understands.
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Medics hopeful for Pakistani girl

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 2:36
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Doctors say Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was flown to Britain after being shot in the head by the Taliban, could make a good recovery.
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Players support Levein - Fletcher

Monday, October 15th 2012, 21:19

Scotland captain Darren Fletcher says manager Craig Levein has the players' full support after defeat by Wales.
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VIDEO: Girl shot by Taliban reaches UK

Monday, October 15th 2012, 18:07
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl shot in the head by Taliban gunmen, has arrived in the UK for specialist medical treatment.
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VIDEO: Girl shot by Taliban reaches UK

Monday, October 15th 2012, 17:24
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Birmingham, Swat, Taliban

The Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham has made a statement after fourteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl shot in the head by Taliban gunmen in Swat, arrived there for treatment.
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Girl shot by Taliban reaches UK

Monday, October 15th 2012, 17:20
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Fourteen-year-old Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl shot in the head by Taliban gunmen, arrives in the UK for medical treatment.
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Scottish referendum deal struck

Monday, October 15th 2012, 16:22

A deal setting out terms for a Scottish independence referendum is signed by Prime Minister David Cameron and First Minister Alex Salmond.
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Girl shot by Taliban flown to UK

Monday, October 15th 2012, 14:43
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl shot in the head by Taliban gunmen last week, is flown to the UK for medical treatment.
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Rolling Stones announce four gigs

Monday, October 15th 2012, 14:29
related places: London, New York

The Rolling Stones announce four concerts in London and New York at the end of the year.
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General resigns over lobbying row

Monday, October 15th 2012, 14:13

The president of the Royal British Legion, Lt Gen Sir John Kiszely, resigns over claims he was involved in defence contract lobbying.
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Why are the British so bad at washing their hands?

Monday, October 15th 2012, 9:55

Why do we lie about washing our hands?
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UK economy 'to return to growth'

Monday, October 15th 2012, 6:39

The UK's economy will rebound in the second half of the year, the Ernst and Young Item Club's latest quarterly report says.
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Cleverley backs Rooney as captain

Monday, October 15th 2012, 6:02

Tom Cleverley says Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney could be England's long-term captain.
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Care homes used unqualified staff

Monday, October 15th 2012, 5:08
related places: More

More than 200 care home providers in England have ben using care workers without proper qualifications, the BBC's Inside Out programme finds.
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Saudis 'insulted' by UK inquiry

Monday, October 15th 2012, 4:45
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia says it is "insulted" by a parliamentary inquiry into how the UK deals with the country and Bahrain.
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Age 'should not affect surgery'

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 23:40

A report by the Royal College of Surgeons and Age UK warns some older patients may be missing out on lifesaving treatment because of their age.
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Jagielka eyes Terry's England job

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 22:10

England defender Phil Jagielka admits John Terry's retirement has opened the door to the possibility of regular international football.
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Virgin 'interested in RBS deal'

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 12:19

Virgin Money is "very interested" in Royal Bank of Scotland's bank branch sale and there has been "informal" contact, the BBC understands.
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Britain's Watson wins Japan Open

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 11:37
related countries: Japan Japan

Heather Watson wins the Japan Open to become the first British woman to take a WTA singles title since 1988.
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Cowie called up to replace Brown

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 9:51
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Don Cowie replaces fellow midfielder Scott Brown in the Scotland squad for Tuesday's match in Belgium.
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Rooney keen on England captaincy

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 9:29

Stand-in England captain Wayne Rooney says he would like the role on a permanent basis one day.
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Intensive care 'trauma lingers'

Sunday, October 14th 2012, 4:50
related places: More

More than half of people who survive intensive care treatment go on to develop psychological disorders, according to UK researchers.
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Lab beats stadium to design award

Saturday, October 13th 2012, 23:41
related places: Cambridge, London

An £82m plant research centre at the University of Cambridge beats London's Olympic Stadium to the Stirling Prize, a prestigious architecture award.
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Summit tackles human trafficking

Saturday, October 13th 2012, 23:03

Scotland's Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill is hosting a summit looking at ways to tackle the problem of human trafficking in the country.
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Referendum deal goals 'achieved'

Saturday, October 13th 2012, 23:02

The Scottish government insists it achieved what it set out to do in negotiations over an independence referendum.
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Price KO's Harrison in 82 seconds

Saturday, October 13th 2012, 21:39

David Price retains his British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles with a devastating 82-second knockout of Audley Harrison.
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Injured Walcott out of Poland tie

Saturday, October 13th 2012, 17:28
related countries: Poland Poland

Theo Walcott returns to Arsenal after being ruled out of England's clash with Poland on Tuesday with a chest injury.
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RBS queries branch sale collapse

Saturday, October 13th 2012, 16:44

The chairman of the Royal Bank of Scotland challenges Santander's explanation for pulling out of a deal to buy 316 of its branches.
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Kyrgyz ex-leader's son held in UK

Saturday, October 13th 2012, 9:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

Police in London arrest a son of fugitive former Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiyev following a US request to extradite him on fraud charges.
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England 5-0 San Marino

Friday, October 12th 2012, 21:27

Wayne Rooney scores twice as England move top of their World Cup qualifying group with a comfortable win against San Marino.
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RBS bank branch sale collapses

Friday, October 12th 2012, 21:03

Royal Bank of Scotland's planned sale of 316 branches to Santander collapses, with the Spanish bank saying the deal could not be agreed on time.
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Wales 2-1 Scotland

Friday, October 12th 2012, 20:56
related places: Cardiff

Two late goals from Gareth Bale earn Wales their first World Cup qualifying points against Scotland in Cardiff.
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Ministers reach referendum deal

Friday, October 12th 2012, 16:56

Ministers from the UK and Scottish governments reach a deal over the Scottish independence referendum.
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Bumi shares surge on split offer

Friday, October 12th 2012, 16:43
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: London

Shares in the London-listed Indonesian coal miner Bumi rise sharply for a second day after a proposal from Indonesia's powerful Bakrie family to split from the firm.
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Npower adds to energy bill rises

Friday, October 12th 2012, 16:01

Npower joins rival British Gas in announcing it is increasing gas and electricity prices in the UK from next month.
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Taxi maker in recall cash crisis

Friday, October 12th 2012, 13:52
related places: London

Manganese Bronze, maker of the London cab, suspends sales of its taxis and recalls 400, warning of "a very detrimental impact" on its cash flows.
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England need Pietersen - Anderson

Friday, October 12th 2012, 12:42

James Anderson says England's aim of regaining their number one Test status would be boosted by the return of Kevin Pietersen.
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'Unwelcome' rise in energy prices

Friday, October 12th 2012, 12:25

British Gas gives its customers the "unwelcome news" that gas and electricity prices will rise by 6% next month, adding £80 to an average bill.
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Marines held in murder inquiry

Friday, October 12th 2012, 10:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Seven Royal Marines have been arrested on suspicion of murder in relation to an incident in Afghanistan in 2011, the Ministry of Defence says.
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VIDEO: 100 years of Hollywood costumes

Friday, October 12th 2012, 9:07
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: London, Victoria

Audrey Hepburn's black dress from the film Breakfast at Tiffany's and Dorothy's ruby slippers as seen in the Wizard of Oz are among the items on display at a major exhibition of Hollywood costumes at London's Victoria and Albert Museum.
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Cuts could hit growth 'for years'

Friday, October 12th 2012, 3:59

The head of the Financial Services Authority suggests it may be time for more unconventional policies to revive Britain's stagnant economy.
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Ken Clarke given trade envoy role

Friday, October 12th 2012, 0:21

Veteran minister Ken Clarke takes on a new role as the UK's roving trade envoy, a month after after losing his role as justice secretary.
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Rooney regrets England mistakes

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 22:02
related countries: San Marino San Marino

Wayne Rooney says there will be no repeat of the "stupid" behaviour that got him sent off in Euro 2012 qualifying.
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VIDEO: UK fishermen 'attacked by French'

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 19:03
related countries: France France

Fishermen are calling for Royal Navy protection after claims they were attacked by French vessels.
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UK called for Abu Qatada pardon

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 18:48
related countries: Jordan Jordan

The British government asked the Jordanian authorities to consider pardoning radical cleric Abu Qatada, it emerges in court.
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Rooney handed England captaincy

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 18:45
related countries: San Marino San Marino

England striker Wayne Rooney will captain his country in Friday's World Cup qualifier against San Marino.
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Attenborough set to leave Almeida

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 15:44
related places: London

Michael Attenborough is to step down as artistic director from London's Almeida Theatre after 11 years.
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Armstrong is a legend - Sky rider

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 15:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Sky

Britain's Alex Dowsett believes Lance Armstrong is a "legend" but could not shake his hand in light of recent doping allegations.
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NI to get private abortion clinic

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 9:44

The first private clinic to offer abortions to women in Northern Ireland is due to open next week, but pro-life campaigners say they will fight to have it shut down.
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Armstrong 'has damaged cycling'

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 8:33

The actions of Lance Armstrong make it hard for anyone to trust cycling, says British Cycling boss Dave Brailsford.
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VIDEO: Riding the matatu - Nairobi's subway

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 7:54
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: London, Nairobi, New York

In Nairobi the matatu is what the tube is to London and the subway to New York - but its safety record puts many tourists off.
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Rangers to float on AIM market

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 6:35
related places: London

Rangers football club formally announces that it intends to float its shares on the AIM market in London.
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Hartson calm over lack of goals

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 6:26

Wales assistant manager John Hartson says he is not unduly concerned by the side's lack of goals in recent matches.
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PM sets out WWI centenary plan

Thursday, October 11th 2012, 3:57
related places: London

Prime Minister David Cameron is to set out plans to commemorate the centenary of the start of WWI at a speech in London later.
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Owen blames foreigners for diving

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 20:22

Stoke City striker Michael Owen says the influx of foreign players is responsible for the growth of diving in England.
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