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Lee Rigby named as Woolwich victim

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 10:46

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

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 1:09

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

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

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

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 17:17

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

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 15:22

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

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 14:22

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 7:23

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

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 21:18

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

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 16:21

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

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 14:29

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

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 12:00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, May 20th 2013, 21:48

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, May 20th 2013, 9:46

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

Monday, May 20th 2013, 8:26

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

Monday, May 20th 2013, 4:25

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

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

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

Monday, May 20th 2013, 1:41

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

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 18:01

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

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

Captain Alastair Cook salutes bowlers Stuart Broad and James Anderson after England's 170-run win over New Zealand.
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Tories 'united' on Europe, says Hunt

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 15:13

The health secretary rebuffs claims the PM is losing control of his backbenchers over Europe - as Tory activists complain of a "crisis" destroying the party.
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Broad stars as England crush NZ

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 14:21
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Stuart Broad takes 7-44 to rip through New Zealand and inspire England to an astonishing 170-run win in the first Test at Lord's.
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Pedrosa claims French GP victory

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 13:00
related countries: France France

Dani Pedrosa wins French Grand Prix as Britain's Cal Crutchlow finishes second for his best-ever MotoGP result.
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Bank governor in Help to Buy warning

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 10:08

The outgoing Bank of England governor warns a government plan to boost the housing market with part-mortgage guarantees has no long-term place.
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Tyler: 'I did my best at Eurovision'

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 8:08
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Bonnie Tyler reflects on taking the UK to 19th place out of 26 countries at the Eurovision Song Contest, which was won by Denmark's Emmelie de Forest.
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VIDEO: A call from the top of the world

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 4:01

British explorer Daniel Hughes has reached the summit of Mount Everest in an attempt to raise £1m for the charity Comic Relief.
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Denmark crowned Eurovision winners

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 0:37
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: Malmo

Denmark's Emmelie de Forest wins the Eurovision Song Contest, with the UK's Bonnie Tyler finishing 19th out of 26 countries.
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Treasury claims banks 'safer in UK'

Saturday, May 18th 2013, 23:23

The latest UK government paper on the impact of Scottish independence will claim the UK is better placed to manage the risk of a financial crisis.
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Root shines before NZ fight back

Saturday, May 18th 2013, 17:42
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England lose four late wickets as they close day three of the first Test at Lord's on 180-6, leading New Zealand by 205.
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British girl dies at Egyptian hotel

Saturday, May 18th 2013, 16:20
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A British child who died in a pool at a hotel in Egypt is named as five-year-old Chloe Johnson from Forest Hill, south London.
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Beckham in talks to buy new MLS club

Saturday, May 18th 2013, 9:23
related countries: United States United States

David Beckham's advisors hold talks with US Major League Soccer over the former England captain buying a franchise.
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American The Office clocks out

Friday, May 17th 2013, 23:58
related countries: United States United States
related places: How, America

How the US version of The Office reflects on America - and the UK
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New Zealand hold edge over England

Friday, May 17th 2013, 18:06
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand hold the advantage in the first Test despite James Anderson becoming the fourth England bowler to 300 Test wickets.
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Madeleine police identify new leads

Friday, May 17th 2013, 16:55
related countries: Portugal Portugal

UK detectives reviewing the 2007 disappearance of Madeleine McCann in Portugal say they have identified "a number of persons of interest".
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Fire service 'needs transforming'

Friday, May 17th 2013, 15:56

Fire and rescue services in England need to be "transformed" to become more efficient and effective, a review commissioned by the government says.
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Anderson takes 300th Test wicket

Friday, May 17th 2013, 15:18
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

James Anderson becomes only the fourth England player to take 300 Test wickets during the first Test against New Zealand.
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Man 'unlawfully killed' in Nigeria

Friday, May 17th 2013, 12:29
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

An engineer from Greater Manchester was unlawfully killed by his kidnappers in Nigeria minutes after a UK-led rescue operation stormed in, an inquest finds.
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VIDEO: Bling Ring premieres in Cannes

Friday, May 17th 2013, 12:27

British actress Emma Watson was among the cast attending the premiere of The Bling Ring in Cannes on Thursday.
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Director Greenaway to return to UK

Friday, May 17th 2013, 11:06

British director Peter Greenaway is returning to the UK to film an adaptation of Thomas Mann's Death in Venice, according to reports.
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Europe car sales break losing streak

Friday, May 17th 2013, 9:46

Car sales across Europe rose in April for the first time in 18 months, helped by strong demand in the UK and by the early Easter break.
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Morrisons agrees tie-up with Ocado

Friday, May 17th 2013, 6:54

Morrisons, the UK's fourth largest supermarket chain, says it will launch online shopping by January 2014 after agreeing a tie-up with Ocado.
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New courts to hear traffic offences

Friday, May 17th 2013, 3:23

Dedicated traffic courts are to be set up in England and Wales to prosecute minor motoring offences such as jumping traffic lights or speeding.
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No pressure to score quickly - Trott

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 18:29
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Jonathan Trott says there is no pressure on England to score quickly on day two of the first Test against New Zealand.
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Sande in double win at song awards

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 17:17

Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sande scoops two prizes at the Ivor Novello awards for songwriting and composing.
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England make slow progress at Lord's

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 17:00
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England labour to 160-4 as New Zealand enjoy the better of an attritional opening day in the first Test at Lord's.
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UK probes Pakistan politician speech

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 16:43
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: London

Police in London investigate complaints against the UK-based leader of Pakistan's MQM party to see if he has violated British law.
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MPs challenge Google over UK tax

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 16:33

The internet giant Google has been challenged by MPs over the way it reports its income for tax.
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Beckham: Football's global superstar

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 16:05

Key figures from football pay tribute to David Beckham after the former England midfielder announces his retirement.
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RBS to cut a further 1,400 jobs

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 14:22

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is to cut a further 1,400 jobs from its retail banking head office over the next two years.
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Rooney or Lampard to captain England

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 13:26

Wayne Rooney or Frank Lampard will captain England in the friendlies against Republic of Ireland and Brazil.
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EU referendum bill will be debated

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 11:24

A Conservative backbencher will introduce a bill paving the way for a referendum on the UK's EU membership.
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Amazon paid £2.4m in tax in 2012

Thursday, May 16th 2013, 8:42

Amazon's UK unit paid £2.4m in corporation tax last year, despite making sales of £4.3bn, the online retailer's accounts show.
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Pinewood Studio plans rejected

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 22:18

Plans for the £200m expansion of film company Pinewood Studios, seen as vital for the British movie industry, are turned down.
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Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 15:16
related places: London

The National Portrait Gallery in London is to have its own choir in residence - a first for any museum in the UK.
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Bank of England upgrades forecasts

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 14:59

The Bank of England upgrades its economic growth forecast, but separate figures show a rise in UK unemployment.
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Disgraced cardinal to leave Scotland

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 13:07

Cardinal Keith O'Brien is to leave Scotland for several months after admitting improper sexual conduct, the Vatican confirms.
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UK claims fish dumping ban success

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 12:47

The UK says it has agreed new laws with the European Union which include banning the dumping of unwanted fish, such as mackerel and herring.
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Police killers face whole life terms

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 12:12

Criminals who kill police officers in England and Wales will face compulsory whole life sentences, the home secretary says.
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UK unemployment up to 2.52 million

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 11:36
related places: March

UK unemployment rose by 15,000 to 2.52 million in the January to March period, the Office for National Statistics says.
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Met raids on burglars 'largest ever'

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 10:35
related places: London, More

More than 1,000 officers take part in the Metropolitan Police's largest ever number of co-ordinated raids in London.
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Ferdinand retires from England duty

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 7:44

England defender Rio Ferdinand announces his retirement from international football, after winning 81 caps.
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VIDEO: Harry hits home run in New York

Wednesday, May 15th 2013, 7:03
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Prince Harry has been playing baseball, promoting British tourism and dining with the stars in New York on the fifth day of his US tour.
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PM: Only Tories offer 'EU choice'

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 21:40

David Cameron says the Conservatives are the only party offering a "choice" about the UK's future in Europe as a draft referendum bill is published.
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Bank of England criticises Bloomberg

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 19:25

The Bank of England calls the data snooping activities at financial news agency Bloomberg "reprehensible" and says it will liaise with other central banks.
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Prince and PM promote UK on US visit

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 18:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Prince Harry and Prime Minister David Cameron visit Manhattan on a London bus to promote the UK as a place to study, visit and do business.
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EU deal on extra 2013 budget funds

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 17:35

An extra 7.3bn euros is due to be added to the EU's budget for 2013 under a compromise which the UK continues to oppose.
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Tories publish EU referendum bill

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 15:40

The Conservatives publish a parliamentary bill setting terms for a referendum by the end of 2017 on whether the UK should leave the European Union.
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McManaman called up by Under-21s

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 14:22

Wigan's Callum McManaman is included in England's Under-21 European Championship squad, his first call-up.
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Tia murderer jailed for 38 years

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 13:35
related places: London

Stuart Hazell is jailed for a minimum of 38 years for murdering 12-year-old Tia Sharp at her grandmother's south London home.
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Longer Afghan tours for UK soldiers

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 11:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

British troops will start serving longer tours in Afghanistan ahead of their withdrawal in 2015, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has announced.
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VIDEO: First look at Nokia 'flagship' Lumia 925

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 9:31
related places: London

Rory Cellan-Jones visits Nokia's London offices, to get a preview of the company's new, slimmer, flagship phone, the Lumia 925.
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Takeover approach for Severn Trent

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 7:31

A group of international investors is interested in buying UK water supplier Severn Trent, the company confirms.
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French cinema seduces the Brits

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 7:24
related countries: France France

How British audiences are falling for French films
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Wilshere to miss England friendlies

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 6:30

Jack Wilshere will have ankle surgery at the end of the season, ruling him out of two England friendlies.
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Coldplay named best British act

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 0:58
related places: London

Coldplay are to receive the best British act award at the Nordoff Robbins O2 Silver Clef Awards in London on 28 June.
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VIDEO: UK and US to boost Syrian opposition

Monday, May 13th 2013, 23:26
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

The US and the UK say they will work to strengthen the moderate opposition in Syria and create a transitional body to replace President Bashar al-Assad.
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Prior named England player of year

Monday, May 13th 2013, 20:01

Wicketkeeper Matt Prior is voted England Cricketer of the Year for 2012-13 ahead of Alastair Cook and James Anderson.
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Pledge to bolster Syrian opposition

Monday, May 13th 2013, 18:41
related countries: Iran Iran, Syria Syria
related places: Washington

The US and the UK say they will work to strengthen Syria's moderate opposition and create a transitional body to replace President Bashar al-Assad.
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Obama urges UK to 'fix' EU problems

Monday, May 13th 2013, 17:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

US President Obama says the UK should try to "fix" its relationship with the EU before "breaking it off" after White House talks with David Cameron.
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Pilotless flight success over UK

Monday, May 13th 2013, 12:15

A BAE Systems aircraft flies without a pilot in UK airspace shared with passenger flights for the first time.
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VIDEO: 'Vicious' Moran captured in Spain

Monday, May 13th 2013, 11:36
related countries: Spain Spain

Det Supt John Lyons has described Andrew Moran, one of Britain's most-wanted fugitives, who has accepted a request to be extradited back to the UK after being arrested at a luxury villa in Spain.
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Israeli PM drops costly air bedroom

Monday, May 13th 2013, 9:40
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu will change his sleeping arrangements on flights after criticism over the cost of a special bedroom on a trip to the UK, officials say.
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UK business sees better prospects

Monday, May 13th 2013, 6:28

Confidence is improving across most UK businesses, according to the latest business surveys, although manufacturers are less optimistic.
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'Most wanted' fugitive due in court

Monday, May 13th 2013, 2:37
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

Andrew Moran, one of the UK's most wanted fugitives, is due in court in Madrid after being arrested at a luxury villa in Spain.
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'Most wanted' fugitive held in Spain

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 21:22
related countries: Spain Spain

Andrew Moran, one of Britain's most wanted fugitives, is arrested by Spanish police just north of Benidorm on the Costa Blanca.
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Olivia Colman wins two Bafta awards

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 20:38
related places: London

Olivia Colman wins two Baftas - best supporting actress for Accused and best female in a comedy programme for Twenty Twelve.
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Second minister would back EU exit

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 18:44

Cabinet minister Philip Hammond joins Michael Gove in saying he would vote for Britain to leave the EU if there were a referendum today.
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BP withdraws some staff from Libya

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 13:19
related countries: Libya Libya

Oil giant BP withdraws some non-essential staff from operations in Libya following UK government advice about uncertainty in the country.
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Abstain in EU vote, ministers urged

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 8:20

Tory ministers are being advised to abstain in a Commons vote on the failure to introduce laws guaranteeing a referendum on the UK's EU membership, a Downing Street source confirms.
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