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UK-EU relationship 'must change'

Sunday, April 14th 2013, 23:04

Business lobby group British Chambers of Commerce says most UK businesses want to stay in Europe, with some powers brought back home.
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Thatcher funeral details published

Sunday, April 14th 2013, 18:10

Well-known hymns and poems will mark Baroness Thatcher's funeral on Wednesday, while Chelsea Pensioners will line the steps of St Paul's Cathedral.
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Dundee Utd 3-4 Celtic (aet)

Sunday, April 14th 2013, 14:12

Celtic will face Hibs in the Scottish Cup final after beating Dundee United in the second seven-goal semi-final 24 hours.
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BBC in Korea 'student' reporter row

Sunday, April 14th 2013, 12:22
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The BBC is accused of using London School of Economics students as a "human shield" to film in North Korea and urged to drop the resulting Panorama programme.
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Iron Man 3 'delayed over Thatcher'

Sunday, April 14th 2013, 11:27

The UK premiere of Hollywood blockbuster Iron Man 3 is pushed back by a day to avoid clashing with Baroness Thatcher's funeral.
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Over 2,000 given MMR jabs at clinics

Saturday, April 13th 2013, 17:17
related places: Swansea

Well over 2,000 people are vaccinated at clinics set up to tackle the Swansea measles epidemic as fears are raised it could spread.
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Four people missing after house fire

Saturday, April 13th 2013, 7:32
related places: London

Four people are missing and two men are in hospital after a house fire in east London.
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Government rejects measles 'blame'

Saturday, April 13th 2013, 6:34

Claims the outbreak of measles in south Wales was down to Department of Health policy in the 1990s are "completely incorrect", the government says.
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Court ruling goes against RBS

Friday, April 12th 2013, 20:26
related countries: United States United States

Royal Bank of Scotland loses in the latest round of a potentially expensive court battle against a US financial firm.
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Egypt army denies torture claims

Friday, April 12th 2013, 15:03
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt's defence minister denies claims published in a British newspaper that the army was involved in killing and torturing protesters.
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Hawk-Eye aims for football expansion

Friday, April 12th 2013, 14:33

UK-based Hawk-Eye is aiming to expand into other football leagues after agreeing a deal with the Premier League on Thursday.
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Man jailed for slashing two women

Friday, April 12th 2013, 11:40
related places: London

A man who slashed two women with a knife in random and "disturbing" attacks in west London is jailed for 18 years.
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£50m Picasso set to leave UK

Friday, April 12th 2013, 11:09
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Pablo Picasso's Child With A Dove, which has been in Britain since 1924, looks destined for Qatar after attempts to buy it back from a private collector failed
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'Marvellous' Matilda musical praised

Friday, April 12th 2013, 9:52
related places: Broadway, New York

The British production of Matilda the Musical is praised by critics for its "marvellous" opening night on Broadway in New York.
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How US beer inspired British brewers

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 23:18
related countries: United States United States

How US homebrewing sparked a British beer resurgence
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G8 states condemn NK nuclear moves

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 23:04
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: London

G8 foreign ministers condemn North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programmes in the "strongest possible terms" after talks in London.
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Thatcher funeral guest list released

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 19:49
related places: London

All surviving US presidents and UK prime ministers are among the 2,000 people invited to Baroness Thatcher's funeral.
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DNA pioneer's Nobel Prize auctioned

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 17:54
related places: New York

The Nobel Prize won by British scientist Francis Crick for his discovery of DNA - the "secret of life" - sells for $2.27m at a New York auction.
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Plane fall man identified by Sim

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 15:17
related places: London

A man who fell to his death in west London from the undercarriage of an aeroplane is identified after more than six months.
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VIDEO: G8's sexual violence initiative

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 13:24

British Foreign Secretary William Hague and UN special envoy Angelina Jolie announce a G8 initiative to tackle rape and serious sexual violence in conflict.
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England's seven rising stars named

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 13:12

England's elite development director Dan Ashworth names the seven players he believes are the future of English football.
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Organ donation soars since 2008

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 1:11

The number of people in the UK donating organs after death has increased by 50% in the past five years.
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Record donor funds for universities

Thursday, April 11th 2013, 0:46

Universities in the UK were given a record amount in philanthropic donations last year, research suggests.
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VIDEO: UK MPs call for Afghanistan peace deal

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 22:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An Afghan-led peace deal with the Taliban is needed to secure the future of Afghanistan after British troops leave, a group of MPs has said.
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Egypt army 'linked to 2011 killings'

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 21:04
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The Egyptian army participated in torture and killings during the 2011 revolution, a report leaked to a British newspaper appears to show.
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PM: Thatcher an extraordinary leader

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 16:49

David Cameron calls Baroness Thatcher an "extraordinary leader and an extraordinary woman", during a specially convened session of Parliament.
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'England facing World Cup challenge'

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 16:25

England skipper Steven Gerrard says Roy Hodgson's side face a "big challenge" to qualify for the 2014 World Cup.
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UK labour costs below EU average

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 15:34

UK hourly labour costs have fallen nearly two euros (£1.7; $2.6) below the European Union average, data from the EU's statistics agency show.
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MPs call for Afghanistan peace deal

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 11:47
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An Afghan-led peace deal with the Taliban is needed to stop Afghanistan sliding into civil war after British troops leave, a group of MPs says.
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Croods stays top of UK box office

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 10:43
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Caveman cartoon The Croods holds on to the top spot of the UK and Ireland box office for the third successive week
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Compton on Wisden cricketers list

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 10:34

England batsman Nick Compton is included among Wisden's five cricketers of the year.
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Two men guilty of terror charges

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 10:08

Two Birmingham men plead guilty to being part of a terrorist cell whose leaders were planning a suicide bomb attack in the UK.
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Syria 'top of agenda' at G8 meeting

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 9:57
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

Foreign Secretary William Hague says the ongoing turmoil in Syria will be at the top of the agenda when G8 foreign ministers meet in London on Wednesday and Thursday.
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Churchill poem to be auctioned

Wednesday, April 10th 2013, 1:08
related places: London

The only poem known to have been written by Winston Churchill as an adult is expected to fetch up to £15,000 when it is auctioned at Bonhams in London later.
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Science 'javelins' spear big glacier

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 23:56
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica

UK researchers develop an air-dropped projectile to put instruments in some of the most inaccessible places in Antarctica.
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'Streets of Roman London' uncovered

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 18:41
related places: London

An archaeological dig in the heart of the City provides a unique insight into the first 400 years of London's Roman history, experts say.
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Woods & Donald paired at Masters

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 17:27

Four-time winner Tiger Woods is paired with England's Luke Donald in the opening two rounds of the Masters.
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Tributes paid to Margaret Thatcher

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 10:01

Tributes are being paid at home and abroad to Baroness Thatcher, the UK's first female prime minister, after her death at the age of 87.
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Rojo: Polunin is 'in Moscow and OK'

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 8:51
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: London, Moscow

Tamara Rojo, the artistic director of the English National Ballet, says missing Ukrainian ballet dancer Sergei Polunin is "in Moscow and is OK", following his sudden departure from a London show.
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Weston: Thatcher 'decisive' leader

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 7:12

The Falklands War veteran Simon Weston pays tribute to Baroness Thatcher saying she was a great leader who gave Britain something to be proud of.
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VIDEO: US reacts to death of Lady Thatcher

Tuesday, April 9th 2013, 5:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

During the 1980s, the special relationship between Britain and America was elevated to heights.
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VIDEO: Manet exhibition to hit cinemas

Monday, April 8th 2013, 23:05

The Royal Academy's biggest exhibition of Manet's work in the UK has been made into a film to be broadcast in 29 countries in a live simulcast in April.
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Margaret Thatcher dies

Monday, April 8th 2013, 19:57

The first woman to be UK prime minister, Baroness Thatcher, has died at the age of 87 following a stroke, her spokesman has said.
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UK retailers ration baby milk

Monday, April 8th 2013, 18:20
related countries: China China

Retailers in the UK are rationing sales of powdered baby milk because of a surge in demand for foreign-made baby milk in China.
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FA finds no 'racist abuse' proof

Monday, April 8th 2013, 14:30

The FA will write to Fifa saying it has found no evidence of alleged racist chanting from England fans about Rio and Anton Ferdinand.
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Changes to disability benefit begin

Monday, April 8th 2013, 11:35

The new system of disability benefits begins for new claimants in some areas, as critics express fears that support will be reduced.
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Carrier bag tax in NI is introduced

Monday, April 8th 2013, 8:51

The new tax on plastic carrier bags comes into effect in Northern Ireland later.
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Youth PCC apologises over tweets

Sunday, April 7th 2013, 14:44

A teenager who became Britain's first youth police and crime commissioner (PCC) apologises for "inappropriate" remarks on Twitter.
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UK urges calm over N Korea crisis

Sunday, April 7th 2013, 13:32
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

British Foreign Secretary William Hague calls for calm over the North Korean crisis, despite the "paranoid rhetoric" emanating from Pyongyang.
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Boxing board defends medical tests

Sunday, April 7th 2013, 8:27

The British Boxing Board of Control's general secretary defends medical testing after Michael Norgrove's death.
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Warhol art to be shown in Scotland

Saturday, April 6th 2013, 23:25

More than 40 of Andy Warhol's paintings and prints are to go on display at the Scottish Parliament later this year.
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VIDEO: UK woman 'found murdered' in Kashmir

Saturday, April 6th 2013, 21:20
related countries: India India, Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Srinagar

Police in Indian-administered Kashmir are questioning a Dutch national about the killing of a British woman on a houseboat in Srinagar
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1,700 MMR jabs at emergency clinics

Saturday, April 6th 2013, 20:13

About 1,700 people receive vaccinations against measles at four emergency clinics for the MMR jab held across south Wales.
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British woman 'murdered' in Kashmir

Saturday, April 6th 2013, 18:35
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Police in Indian-administered Kashmir are questioning a Dutch national about the killing of British woman Sarah Groves on a houseboat in Srinagar.
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Celtic 3-0 Hibernian

Saturday, April 6th 2013, 15:52

Kris Commons scores twice as Celtic all but seal a second straight Scottish Premier League championship.
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'Stand by Afghan interpreters' call

Saturday, April 6th 2013, 11:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Former army chief Gen Sir Mike Jackson and others appeal to the government not to abandon Afghan interpreters who have helped the British army.
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VIDEO: UK woman 'found murdered' in Kashmir

Saturday, April 6th 2013, 9:09
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

The British High Commission in Delhi says it is investigating reports that a British woman has been found dead in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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Jabs urged amid measles epidemic

Saturday, April 6th 2013, 2:45

Parents in south Wales are urged to get their children vaccinated, as the number of cases in a measles epidemic approaches 600.
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UK diplomats warned by North Korea

Friday, April 5th 2013, 19:31
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The UK says it has "no immediate plans to withdraw" its diplomats from North Korea after its government warned their safety could not be guaranteed in the event of conflict.
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Pacino show to be staged in London

Friday, April 5th 2013, 13:51
related places: London

Hollywood superstar Al Pacino is bringing his acclaimed one-man show to the London Palladium this summer
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Report plays down immigration fears

Friday, April 5th 2013, 7:28
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

Romanian and Bulgarian immigration to the UK will stretch schools but will have a lesser impact on housing and the NHS, says a report.
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A US view of Britain's class system

Friday, April 5th 2013, 0:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

How Britain's class system is getting more like America's
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Queen honoured with Bafta award

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 21:40

The Queen receives an honorary Bafta for her support for British film at a glittering ceremony - and is described as "the most memorable Bond girl yet".
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Ballet star exits Midnight Express

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 16:37
related places: London

Ballet star Sergei Polunin is replaced in the cast of Midnight Express just days before it is due to open at the Coliseum in London.
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UK must keep Trident - Cameron

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 16:06
related countries: Iran Iran, North Korea North Korea

David Cameron says the UK would be "foolish" to abandon Trident in the face of the potential threat of nuclear attack from North Korea and Iran.
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Thursday, April 4th 2013, 13:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The UK government should withhold extra aid to Pakistan unless the country does more to gather taxes from its wealthy citizens, a group of MPs says.
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UK export ban on Raphael drawing

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 12:53
related countries: Italy Italy

A drawing by Italian master Raphael, held by a private collector, is placed under an export ban as attempts are made to find the £29m needed to keep in the UK.
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UK concern at Saudi paralysis ruling

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 12:50
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The UK urges Saudi Arabia not to carry out a "grotesque" sentencing of paralysis for a man as punishment for paralysing another man.
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England name Harris in 30-man squad

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 12:27

Middlesex seamer James Harris is one of four uncapped players in England's 30-man provisional squad for June's Champions Trophy.
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No fresh stimulus measures from BoE

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 12:06

The Bank of England decides not to expand its stimulus programme of quantitative easing and keeps interest rates unchanged at 0.5%.
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BBC's Voice to clash with ITV's BGT

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 11:43

The two shows will compete against each other again for viewers as Britain's Got Talent starts on ITV next weekend.
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'Solid' growth in UK service sector

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 11:31
related places: March

The UK's service sector saw "solid" growth in March, expanding at its fastest pace since the Olympics seven months ago, according to a closely watched survey.
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BHA defends Grand National safety

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 7:49

The British Horseracing Authority defends the Grand National, saying its overall safety record has improved.
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Subculture hate crime to be recorded

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 7:42

Hate crimes against groups such as goths or punks are to be recorded by Greater Manchester Police in the first move of its kind by a UK force.
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Rolling Stones return to Hyde Park

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 13:14
related places: Hyde Park, London

The Rolling Stones are to perform in London's Hyde Park for the first time since a legendary free concert for an estimated 250,000 people in 1969.
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Verizon denies Vodafone bid interest

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 9:38
related countries: United States United States

US telecoms group Verizon Communications denies reports that it wants to buy or merge with UK mobile operator Vodafone.
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Review ordered into police cautions

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 6:10

A review into the use of police cautions in England and Wales is launched, amid fears they are being used to deal with serious or repeat offenders.
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Game of Thrones gets fourth series

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 5:36

HBO announces another 10 episodes of the fantasy drama days after season three's first episode is aired in the UK.
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VIDEO: Argentina honours Falklands war dead

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 3:32
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Argentina has been paying homage to veterans and soldiers who lost their lives in the 1982 war with the UK over the Falkland Islands.
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VIDEO: Seoul's underground 'super highway'

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 0:52
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: London, Seoul

The BBC's Underground World looks at what it is like to be a commuter in London and Seoul.
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NHS satisfaction 'now stabilising'

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 0:12

Public satisfaction with the NHS appears to have stabilised following a record fall, according to the British Social Attitudes Survey.
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Postcode lottery over baby ashes

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 23:13

A BBC investigation uncovers a postcode lottery over the cremation of babies in Scotland.
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Pakistani youth 'cool on democracy'

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 19:30
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Most Pakistani youth believe Islamic law or military rule would be better than democracy, a survey suggests.
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Chancellor 'to approve toll M4 plan'

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 14:44

A proposed south Wales M4 relief road is being backed by the Treasury, says a Westminster source, but the Welsh government denies plans to charge tolls.
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UK 'to avoid triple dip recession'

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 14:33

The UK is likely to avoid another recession thanks to a recovering services sector, a business group says, but concerns over manufacturing remain.
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France and Germany snub UK EU review

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 12:44
related countries: France France, Germany Germany
related places: Eu

France and Germany decide not to contribute to a British government review of the impact of EU powers on the UK.
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Laiki customers escape Cyprus levy

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 12:16
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

Some 15,000 customers with funds in the UK arm of Cypriot bank Laiki will escape a levy on their accounts, which will be moved to Bank of Cyprus in the UK.
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Beckham would welcome England return

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 11:33

Former England captain David Beckham says he has not given up hope of playing for the national side again.
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Welfare reforms fair - Duncan Smith

Monday, April 1st 2013, 23:04

Changes to the UK's welfare system are fair, Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith insists, as some of the new measures come into effect.
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UK general warns of Afghan troop cut

Monday, April 1st 2013, 13:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Cutting British forces in Afghanistan too quickly could "endanger" progress at a critical time, the UK's top commander there warns.
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Dissident groups 'outdo each other'

Monday, April 1st 2013, 10:23

The Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, Matt Baggott, has said dissident republican groups are trying to outdo each other.
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NHS changes come into force

Monday, April 1st 2013, 7:30

Government reforms of the NHS in England are now in place, with NHS leaders warning of a tough year ahead.
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UK financial regulation overhauled

Monday, April 1st 2013, 0:06

The UK's banking regulator, the Financial Services Authority, is abolished and replaced with two successor organisations.
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Okoye hopeful of making NFL move

Sunday, March 31st 2013, 16:31
related countries: United States United States

Britain's top discus thrower Lawrence Okoye is set to embark on a career in American football's NFL for the new season.
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Cancellara takes solo Flanders win

Sunday, March 31st 2013, 16:26

Fabian Cancellara claims his second Tour of Flanders title in style but a late crash ruins the hopes of Britain's Geraint Thomas.
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VIDEO: 'Psychedelic' tulip show in the Netherlands

Sunday, March 31st 2013, 15:48
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

The long, cold British winter has not been kind to horticulturalists in the UK - but there is a British theme to a new display that has opened in the Netherlands.
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Fuller settles US X Factor case

Sunday, March 31st 2013, 15:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Fox

British music mogul Simon Fuller settles his long-running copyright battle with TV network Fox over the US version of The X Factor.
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Coldest Easter on record for UK

Sunday, March 31st 2013, 13:52
related places: Braemar

Easter Sunday is the coldest Easter day since modern records began, with temperatures as low as -12.5C in Braemar in the Scottish Highlands.
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Cystic fibrosis bug spread discovery

Sunday, March 31st 2013, 0:33

UK researchers have found that a dangerous infection which is becoming more common in people with cystic fibrosis can spread between patients.
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Mitchell complains to IPCC over Met

Sunday, March 31st 2013, 0:07

Ex-cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell launches a stinging attack on Scotland Yard over its inquiry into the 'plebgate' row.
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