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Barclays to cut 19,000 jobs

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 18:59

Barclays says it will cut 19,000 jobs by the end of 2016, including 7,000 from its troubled investment bank.
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EU's Barroso sees UK as special case

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 16:32

The head of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, says the EU should strive not to leave the UK isolated.
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Twelvetrees a doubt for England tour

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 14:10
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Gloucester

Gloucester's Billy Twelvetrees will be out for up to six weeks with an ankle injury and may miss England's tour of New Zealand.
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Bank keeps UK interest rates on hold

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 11:00

The Bank of England holds UK interest rates at 0.5% for another month, and keeps the size of its bond-buying programme unchanged at £375bn.
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RBS to cut number of branch managers

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 10:42

Royal Bank of Scotland confirms it is to cut about one in five of its branch managers in Scotland as part of a major shake-up.
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Brand accepts damages from Sun

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 10:40

UK comedian Russell Brand accepts libel damages over Sun on Sunday claims he cheated on girlfriend Jemima Khan.
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UK 'second best education in Europe'

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 10:40
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Global education rankings, which include higher education as well as international school tests, are headed by South Korea, with the UK in sixth place.
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British Gas: No price rise in 2014

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 8:51

British Gas owner Centrica says it expects to leave household energy prices unchanged for the rest of the year, despite a squeeze on profits.
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Lineker backs Stones for England

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 8:34

Everton's John Stones could be worth a gamble in England's World Cup squad, according to former skipper Gary Lineker.
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No Sky leader gives Swift Giro chance

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 8:04
related places: Belfast

Ben Swift is Britain's sole rider in the 2014 Giro d'Italia and will chase stage wins in the race that starts in Belfast on Friday.
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British hovercraft's Colombian role

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 5:20
related countries: Colombia Colombia

The role being played by UK-made combat hovercraft in Colombia
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Hooker Youngs to miss England tour

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 21:03
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England hooker Tom Youngs will not tour New Zealand in June in order to support his wife, who needs treatment for an illness.
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UK team to aid Nigeria girls effort

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 20:27
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Whitehall

The UK is to send a small team of experts to Nigeria to help efforts to find 200 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist militants.
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Fugitive 'Skull Cracker' in custody

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 16:07
related places: London

A fugitive armed robber nicknamed the "Skull Cracker", who absconded from an open prison, is arrested in east London.
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Man killed in level crossing crash

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 13:09

A 77-year-old man dies when his car is struck by a train at level crossing in North Yorkshire, British Transport Police say.
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Rescued Afghan vows to cross Channel

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 10:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A young Afghan man who was rescued from a makeshift raft off Calais vows he will try to cross the Channel again until he reaches England.
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New Tyrannosaur named 'Pinocchio'

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 9:02
related countries: China China

A new type of tyrannosaur with a very long nose has been discovered by scientists in Scotland and China.
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Sainsbury's reports rise in profits

Wednesday, May 7th 2014, 8:47

UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's reports a 16.3% rise in annual pre-tax profit to £898m for the year to 15 March.
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Engineering group warns on skills

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 23:06

An engineering skills shortage is looming, according to a new report which warns of the impacts of many UK engineers retiring and fewer young people who are attracted to manufacturing.
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Helmer to fight Newark seat for UKIP

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 20:20

The UK Independence Party chooses MEP Roger Helmer to fight the Newark parliamentary by-election next month.
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Pfizer 'cannot use UK as tax haven'

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 16:39

Business Secretary Vince Cable tells MPs the government will not let Pfizer use the UK as a tax haven and promises to secure British science jobs.
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Marcos musical set for London stage

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 15:00
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: London

David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's musical about ex-Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos is to be staged at London's National Theatre, the show's director says.
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EU ruling hits UK over vehicle data

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 14:18

A UK opt-out is affected as the EU's top court annuls a law aimed at prosecuting bad drivers.
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Judy Murray pays tribute to Baltacha

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 10:39
related places: Wimbledon

Judy Murray, mother of Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, says former British number one Elena Baltacha was "an absolute gem".
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'Skull Cracker' sighted in London

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 8:44
related places: London

"Skull Cracker" armed robber Michael Wheatley, who absconded while allowed out of an open prison, has been seen in London say police.
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Cuts 'hit mental health patients'

Tuesday, May 6th 2014, 0:09

A lack of mental health beds in England is forcing patients to travel hundreds of miles to receive treatment in other areas, figures show.
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Three-day Tube strike suspended

Monday, May 5th 2014, 20:09

A three-day strike by London Underground workers due to start on Monday evening is suspended, the RMT union says.
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Baltacha dies of liver cancer, aged 30

Monday, May 5th 2014, 16:44

Tributes are paid to Elena Baltacha after the former British number one dies of liver cancer at the age of 30.
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'No UK trade benefit' in being in EU

Monday, May 5th 2014, 15:55

Membership of the EU has not given the UK any "insider advantages" in trade with other European countries, a report by think tank Civitas says.
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Choir children taken ill on flight

Monday, May 5th 2014, 12:05
related places: Heathrow

Twelve children are taken to hospital after they became unwell on a flight to Heathrow, London Ambulance Service says.
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China bans British cheese imports

Monday, May 5th 2014, 11:17
related countries: China China

China temporarily bans imports of British cheese after the country's food inspectors complained about hygiene standards at a UK dairy.
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Last-ditch talks due on Tube strike

Monday, May 5th 2014, 3:47

London Underground and Rail, Maritime and Transport union representatives are to meet hours before a planned three-day strike by Tube workers.
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Timing of arrest wrong says Adams

Sunday, May 4th 2014, 22:25

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams criticises Northern Ireland police for arresting him over the 1972 murder of Jean McConville in the middle of an election campaign.
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Labour wants AstraZeneca deal probe

Sunday, May 4th 2014, 20:30
related countries: United States United States

Labour urges an inquiry into whether Pfizer's bid to take over AstraZeneca is in the UK's national interest.
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Sinn Féin 'blackmailing' NI police

Sunday, May 4th 2014, 14:53

Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson accuses Sinn Fein of a "thuggish attempt to blackmail the PSNI" over the arrest of Gerry Adams.
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Yates and Cavendish in Turkey double

Sunday, May 4th 2014, 13:35
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Cavendish

Adam Yates becomes the Tour of Turkey's first British winner as Mark Cavendish outsprints his rivals for a fourth stage win.
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Archbishop defends faith schools

Sunday, May 4th 2014, 2:31
related places: Canterbury

The Archbishop of Canterbury gives a robust defence of faith schools, saying they provide education for some of the poorest children in the UK.
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Crisp sales for Mackie's in Canada

Sunday, May 4th 2014, 0:41
related countries: Canada Canada

Scottish crisp producer Mackie's reports a six-fold increase in annual export sales to Canada.
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March to mark women priests landmark

Saturday, May 3rd 2014, 15:54
related places: London

A procession through London is held to celebrate the 20 years since the first women were ordained as priests in the Church of England.
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Saturday, May 3rd 2014, 15:18

A group of more than 20 UK music festivals including T in the Park and Lovebox have banned the sale of legal highs by traders at their events.
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Yates leads going into final day

Saturday, May 3rd 2014, 12:54
related countries: Turkey Turkey

British cyclist Adam Yates holds a one-second lead going into Sunday's final stage of the Tour of Turkey.
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UK winner scoops £73m lottery jackpot

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 22:38

A UK ticket-holder wins a £73m jackpot in the EuroMillions draw - the eighth biggest UK win - the National Lottery says.
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Google buys UK retail forecasting firm

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 20:25

Internet giant Google buys Rangespan, a UK start-up founded in 2011 that uses data science to help retailers determine which products to sell and when.
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Police given more time to quiz Adams

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 19:51

Police in Northern Ireland are given more time to question Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams in connection with the 1972 murder of Jean McConville.
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AstraZeneca rejects new Pfizer offer

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 13:57
related countries: United States United States

AstraZeneca rejects the new takeover offer from US drugs giant Pfizer, which had valued the UK firm at £63bn.
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Bank warns on housing 'correction'

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 9:49

The recent surge in UK house prices could end in a crash, the Bank of England deputy governor who oversees financial stability warns.
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Rooney injury not a World Cup worry

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 9:02

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney will miss the Premier League visit of Sunderland after picking up a fresh injury.
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RBS sees profits rise to £1.6bn

Friday, May 2nd 2014, 8:36

Royal Bank of Scotland says pre-tax profits for the first three months of the year rose to £1.6bn, but warns of a "tough year" ahead.
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Workers to tell children about jobs

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 23:55

A workers' army is being recruited to tell primary pupils in England how schoolwork relates to their future careers.
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Scotland 'likely to get 'A' rating'

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 19:03

Scotland would likely hold a lower credit rating than the rest of the UK immediately after independence, according to the ratings agency Moody's.
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Briscoe guilty of lying to police

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 17:50

Barrister Constance Briscoe is found guilty of lying to police probing former cabinet minister Chris Huhne's speeding points case.
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Anderson recalled to England squad

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 16:34

Pace bowler James Anderson returns to the England one-day squad for their first game of the summer against Scotland.
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Police quiz Adams on woman's murder

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 12:50

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams continues to be questioned by Northern Ireland police in connection with the 1972 murder of widow and mother-of-10 Jean McConville.
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McCanns tell of police "frustrations"

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 12:47
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Missing Madeleine McCann's parents tell the BBC they are frustrated there is no joint police inquiry seven years on from their child's disappearance.
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Viacom to buy Channel 5 for £450m

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 11:54
related countries: United States United States

US media group Viacom has agreed to buy the UK's Channel 5 for £450m, it has been announced.
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Indian mango ban comes into force

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 11:24
related countries: India India

A ban on mangoes, aubergines and types of squashes coming into the UK from India is imposed as part of Europe-wide action.
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Gooch leaves England coaching role

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 10:24

England batting coach Graham Gooch leaves his role with immediate effect, the England and Wales Cricket Board announces.
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Police 'don't record fifth of crime'

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 8:40

A fifth of crimes in England and Wales - including sexual offences and robbery - could be going unrecorded by police, according to a report.
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Delays to travel caused by IT fault

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 6:40

Passengers continue to face disruption at several UK airports and sea ports following an IT glitch which led to lengthy queues at immigration desks.
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Van Dyck portrait saved for UK

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 6:06

The National Portrait Gallery has successfully raised the £10m required to keep Sir Anthony Van Dyck's final self-portrait in the UK.
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Gerry Adams held over widow's murder

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 0:56

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams is arrested by Northern Ireland police in connection with the 1972 murder of widow and mother-of-10 Jean McConville.
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Actor Bob Hoskins dies aged 71

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 21:12

British actor Bob Hoskins, best known for films such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit and The Long Good Friday, dies of pneumonia at the age of 71.
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UK urges swift Syria chlorine probe

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 14:12
related countries: Syria Syria

The UK has called on the global chemical weapons watchdog to carry out "with urgency" its investigation into the alleged use of chlorine in Syria.
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Europe rejects UK financial tax case

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 9:29

Europe's top court rejects the UK's challenge to an EU financial transactions tax (FTT), which ministers have said will hurt British firms and savers.
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Rylance gets Tony nomination double

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 7:19

Britain's Mark Rylance is up for two prizes at this year's Tony Awards for his roles in the Shakespeare's Globe all-male Twelfth Night and Richard III.
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Knox 'delivered fatal knife blow'

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 22:36
related countries: Italy Italy

The Italian judges who reinstated the guilty verdict against Amanda Knox say she delivered the knife blow that killed UK student Meredith Kercher.
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UK economy grows by 0.8% in quarter

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 11:26

UK economy grows 0.8% in first quarter of 2014, the fifth consecutive quarter of growth, according to the ONS.
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Tube strike hits city commuters

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 7:46

Commuters suffer "severe disruption" as Tube workers strike over plans to close ticket offices on the London Underground.
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AstraZeneca shares soar on bid talks

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 0:00
related countries: United States United States

The market reacts favourably to confirmation by the US drugs giant Pfizer that it has been in talks with AstraZeneca over a possible takeover bid.
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Half with cancer 'live a decade'

Monday, April 28th 2014, 23:00

Half of people in England and Wales now being diagnosed with cancer will survive for at least a decade - double the number from the early 1970s, figures show.
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Salmond: Scotland 'committed' to EU

Monday, April 28th 2014, 17:25

An independent Scotland would be an "enthusiastic, engaged and committed contributor to European progress", Alex Salmond says in Bruges.
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Clooney engaged, says fiancee's firm

Monday, April 28th 2014, 15:28
related places: London

Reports that George Clooney is to wed his girlfriend, human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin, are confirmed by her London law firm.
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UK 'working to end' Indian mango ban

Monday, April 28th 2014, 13:57
related countries: India India

The UK says it is working to resolve A ban on mangoes and aubergines entering the UK from India has been imposed as part of Europe-wide action.
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Ex-Barclays staff charged over Libor

Monday, April 28th 2014, 12:42

Three former employees of Barclays have been charged in connection with the alleged manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor).
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Cavendish wins stage two in Turkey

Monday, April 28th 2014, 12:10
related countries: Turkey Turkey

British rider Mark Cavendish is still in the lead at the Tour of Turkey after winning Stage Two of the race.
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Senior UK diplomat visits Iran

Monday, April 28th 2014, 11:38
related countries: Iran Iran

The director of the Foreign Office's political unit, Sir Simon Gass, is visiting Iran, the government says.
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Scotland's Alex Salmond woos EU

Monday, April 28th 2014, 8:16

Scottish leader Salmond aims to convince EU doubters
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The strange case of the 'time travel' murder

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 23:53

Strange London case helps to advance use of DNA evidence
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UK helicopter crash personnel named

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 22:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Five UK service personnel who died in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan are named by the Ministry of Defence.
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Afghan crash 'a tragic accident'

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 17:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A helicopter crash in Afghanistan, which killed all five British personnel on board, was likely "a tragic accident", British defence officials say.
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Britain is now 'post-Christian'

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 15:42
related places: Canterbury

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams says Britain is now a "post-Christian" country as the debate continues over the faith's place in society.
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Russia action 'price worth paying'

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 14:45
related countries: Russia Russia

William Hague says damage to the UK economy is a "price worth paying" for further sanctions against Russia.
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Packham home after Malta police quiz

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 11:05
related countries: Malta Malta

Wildlife TV presenter Chris Packham returns to the UK after being questioned by police in Malta as he tried to film the illegal hunting of migrating birds.
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Cause of child deaths 'uncertain'

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 10:46
related places: London

Post-mortem examinations carried out on the bodies of three children found dead in their London home prove "inconclusive", Scotland Yard says.
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Parents meeting over abuse teacher

Saturday, April 26th 2014, 23:45
related places: London

Parents at a private school in London where a convicted paedophile is said to have abused children are expected to meet detectives on Monday.
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Clash over costs of independence

Saturday, April 26th 2014, 23:10

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander calls on Scottish ministers to produce "realistic analysis" of the cost of independence.
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Blasphemy accused speaks of ordeal

Saturday, April 26th 2014, 1:36
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A British pensioner jailed for "posing as a Muslim" in Pakistan has been speaking for the first time since he returned to the UK.
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CBI reverses independence stance

Friday, April 25th 2014, 17:39

Business lobby group the CBI is to attempt to reverse its position as a registered campaigner against Scottish independence.
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Celtic v Inverness Caledonian Thistle

Friday, April 25th 2014, 16:35

Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Scottish Premiership game between Celtic and Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
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Hibernian v Heart of Midlothian

Friday, April 25th 2014, 16:35

Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Scottish Premiership game between Hibernian and Heart of Midlothian.
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RBS plan for 200% bonuses blocked

Friday, April 25th 2014, 16:29

Royal Bank of Scotland abandons attempts to pay bonuses twice the size of salaries after being told the move would not be approved by a Treasury body.
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Pietersen fails on return to cricket

Friday, April 25th 2014, 14:31

Kevin Pietersen makes 16 in his first innings since being discarded by England as his Delhi Daredevils are beaten in the IPL.
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Mother in court over child deaths

Friday, April 25th 2014, 11:46
related places: London

A mother appears in court charged with murdering three of her children who were found dead at their home in south-west London.
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McQueen exhibition comes to London

Friday, April 25th 2014, 10:27
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: London, Victoria

A retrospective of fashion designer Alexander McQueen will open at the Victoria and Albert Museum next year.
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Rutherford breaks British record

Friday, April 25th 2014, 6:45

Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford becomes outright British record holder with a leap of 8.51m in San Diego.
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Miliband plans zero-hours crackdown

Friday, April 25th 2014, 6:17

Ed Miliband is to outline plans to tackle the "epidemic" of zero-hours contracts in a speech in Scotland later.
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New hearing for Briton in US prison

Friday, April 25th 2014, 4:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Miami

A US judge orders a hearing to consider new evidence relating to the 1987 double-murder conviction of a British businessman in Miami.
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Mother charged with three murders

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 18:12
related places: London

A mother is charged with murdering three of her children who were found dead at their home in south-west London.
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Crime falls 15% in England and Wales

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 16:30

Overall crime in England and Wales falls by 15% in 2013, an official survey shows - but there are signs, according to police figures, of rises in certain categories.
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Barclays wins pay package vote

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 16:24
related places: London

Barclays shareholders vote to approve the bank's remuneration package, which includes higher bonuses despite a 30% fall in profits.
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