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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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Scots police merger 'sets example'

Sunday, March 31st 2013, 0:03

The chief constable of Scotland's new national police service suggests the merger of forces could be emulated in England and Wales.
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NUT calls for Ofsted chief to resign

Saturday, March 30th 2013, 16:42

The National Union of Teachers (NUT) calls for the resignation of Ofsted chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw over claims he is demoralising teachers.
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Murray sees off Gasquet in semis

Saturday, March 30th 2013, 1:12

Britain's Andy Murray beats Richard Gasquet in three sets and will face David Ferrer in the Sony Open final in Miami on Sunday.
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Libyans held for Briton 'sex attack'

Friday, March 29th 2013, 19:43

Two Libyans are arrested over claims they sexually assaulted two British aid workers near the eastern city of Benghazi, officials say.
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England fan claims are 'hearsay'

Friday, March 29th 2013, 13:51
related countries: San Marino San Marino

England fans criticise anti-racism group Fare for reporting chanting in San Marino on the basis of "hearsay".
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Bolt close to making London return

Friday, March 29th 2013, 13:25
related places: London

Usain Bolt's agent says "positive negotiations" have taken place about the sprinter competing at the London 2012 Anniversary Games.
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Olympic Park opens up for tours

Friday, March 29th 2013, 11:08

The London Olympic Park is reopened to visitors with 20,000 tickets sold in advance.
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Ferdinand shocked by racism claims

Friday, March 29th 2013, 9:42
related countries: San Marino San Marino

Rio Ferdinand expresses shock at alleged racist chanting directed at him and brother Anton by England fans in San Marino.
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Murray through to Miami semi-final

Friday, March 29th 2013, 8:40

Britain's Andy Murray advances to the semi-finals of the Sony Open with a straight-sets victory over Marin Cilic.
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NI must 'consolidate' peace - Kerry

Friday, March 29th 2013, 3:16
related countries: United States United States
related places: Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry urges Northern Ireland to "consolidate the gains" of peace, ahead of the 15th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.
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'Failings' in Lakanal fire deaths

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 20:01
related places: London

The jury at an inquest into the deaths of six people killed in a London tower block fire finds "numerous opportunities" were missed to carry out safety checks.
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MPs raise Fifa 'sham' reform fears

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 10:46

MPs are urging the English, Scottish and Welsh Football Associations to help stop Fifa reforms being a "sham".
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UK services sector grew in January

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 10:45

The UK's services sector grew at its fastest pace for five months in January, the Office for National Statistics says.
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Watson sidelined with leg injury

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 9:09

British number one Heather Watson will miss next week's Family Circle Cup in Charleston with a leg injury.
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NHS boss told of 111 line 'concerns'

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 4:33

Doctors' leaders write to NHS bosses urging a delay in the launch in England of a new non-emergency telephone advice line after problems during trials.
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Oil firms invest £330m in Atlantic

Thursday, March 28th 2013, 0:31

Major oil companies announce plans which they hope will boost production from the UK's biggest oilfield.
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MoD names Afghan death soldier

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 20:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier from 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment who died in Afghanistan on Tuesday is named as L/Cpl Jamie Webb.
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UK challenges new EU cash demand

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 17:16

The UK government rejects an EU demand for an extra 11.2bn euros (£9.5bn) from member states to settle unpaid EU bills.
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Bulgaria violin not stolen Strad

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 15:37
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria
related places: London

A violin recovered during a police raid in Bulgaria is not the 1696 Stradivarius stolen from a musician in London, officers say.
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Banks told to raise an extra £25bn

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 13:30

Major UK banks must raise a total of £25bn in extra capital by the end of 2013 to guard against potential losses, the Bank of England (BoE) says.
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The Sun to charge for online access

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 13:04

Readers of the British tabloid, The Sun are to be charged for online access to the newspaper later this year.
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Pietersen needs 'significant rest'

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 12:13
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Kevin Pietersen needs "significant rest" after sustaining a knee injury during England's tour of New Zealand.
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England must improve, says Flower

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 10:31
related countries: Australia Australia

Coach Andy Flower says England must improve to beat Australia in the two Ashes series this year.
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David Miliband set for 'new start'

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 10:02
related countries: United States United States

Labour leader Ed Miliband says his brother's decision to quit as an MP and join a US-based charity leaves "British politics a poorer place".
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Abu Qatada deportation decision due

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 9:39

Home Secretary Theresa May is to learn whether she has won an attempt to overturn a decision to allow radical cleric Abu Qatada to stay in the UK.
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Lloyd's of London back in profit

Wednesday, March 27th 2013, 8:15
related places: London

Insurance market Lloyd's of London is back in profit, despite paying one of the biggest claims in its history after Superstorm Sandy.
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Wales 1-2 Croatia

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 22:23
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Eduardo strikes two minutes from time to give Croatia a 2-1 World Cup qualifying win over Wales at the Liberty Stadium.
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Montenegro 1-1 England

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 22:13
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

England let slip a promising start as Montenegro earn a point to remain top of World Cup qualifying Group H.
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Game lets Argentina invade Falklands

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 21:23
related countries: Argentina Argentina

An Argentine company develops map for the online game Counter Strike in which Argentine 'police' players fight British 'terrorists' on the Falklands Islands.
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Serbia versus Scotland goes ahead

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 18:04
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Scotland's World Cup qualifier in Serbia on Tuesday passes a pitch inspection after heavy snow.
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 18:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A soldier from the 1st Battalion The Mercian Regiment (Cheshire) has been killed in Afghanistan - the first British fatality for two months.
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Osborne criticises Cyprus handling

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 16:26
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne criticises the handling of the Cyprus crisis by European and Cypriot authorities.
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UK Border Agency to be scrapped

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 16:25

Theresa May says the UK Border Agency performance "is not good enough" and says it is being split with its work moved back into the Home Office.
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Italy reopens Kercher murder case

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 15:30
related countries: Italy Italy

Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito have their acquittals for killing Briton Meredith Kercher in Italy overturned and face a re-run of their appeal.
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Cook rejects complacency claims

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 13:41
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England captain Alastair Cook denies that his side took New Zealand for granted during the drawn Test series.
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BP brings old masters back to UK

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 13:26

Oil giant BP is to sponsor a new exhibition bringing a collection of lost masterpieces back to Britain after 234 years.
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Search and rescue role privatised

Tuesday, March 26th 2013, 12:40
related countries: United States United States

Private company the Bristow Group is to take over the UK's helicopter search and rescue operations, including those of the RAF and Royal Navy.
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