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UK service sector growth 'slows'

Monday, November 5th 2012, 10:56

Activity in the UK service sector grew at its slowest pace in almost two years in October, a survey suggests.
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Yuvraj named in India Test squad

Monday, November 5th 2012, 9:38
related countries: India India

Yuvraj Singh is preferred to Suresh Raina in the India squad for the first two Tests against England.
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Britain lined up as Europe's fall guy

Monday, November 5th 2012, 9:29

UK lined up as Europe's fall guy on budget, writes Gavin Hewitt
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Thieves opens Korean film event

Monday, November 5th 2012, 9:27
related countries: North Korea North Korea

UK film festival shows breadth of South Korean cinema
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Injured Broad rests bruised heel

Monday, November 5th 2012, 7:02
related countries: India India

Stuart Broad will not bowl on the final day of England's match against Mumbai A after bruising his left heel.
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Children 'with no state' in UK

Monday, November 5th 2012, 1:53
related places: London

Hundreds of children living rough in London may have no official nationality, a BBC investigation finds.
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Catholic teaching: A new political zeitgeist?

Monday, November 5th 2012, 1:11

A new zeitgeist for Britain’s Left?
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Murray set for return at Finals

Monday, November 5th 2012, 0:06
related places: London

Andy Murray plays his first competitive match in Britain since winning the US Open, facing Tomas Berdych on Monday.
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Flood warnings follow snowfall

Sunday, November 4th 2012, 22:27

Several inches of snow which fell across parts of the west of England melts, adding to the threat of flooding.
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British soldier killed in Cyprus

Sunday, November 4th 2012, 16:09
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus
related places: Ayia Napa

Three UK tourists are arrested after a British soldier stationed in Cyprus is stabbed to death in a nightclub in Ayia Napa.
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Royal pair tour Papua New Guinea

Sunday, November 4th 2012, 15:31
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall get a glimpse of village life in Papua New Guinea.
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Commissioner urges abuse inquiry

Sunday, November 4th 2012, 14:23

The Children's Commissioner for Wales is to write to the nation's first minister to request a new inquiry into the abuse of children at care homes in north Wales in the 1970s and 80s.
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Boyle joins Henry Moore protest

Sunday, November 4th 2012, 12:08
related places: London

The Oscar-winning film-maker joins leading arts figures to write a letter protesting the sale of a Henry Moore sculpture by a London council.
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England made to toil by Mumbai A

Sunday, November 4th 2012, 12:04

England's bowlers are made to struggle on day two of their tour match against Mumbai A, with the hosts closing on 232-4.
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UK teachers paid by offshore firm

Sunday, November 4th 2012, 1:57

A company employing thousands of public sector workers has avoided paying millions of pounds in employer National Insurance contributions.
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England 44-6 France

Saturday, November 3rd 2012, 16:45
related countries: France France

Kallum Watkins scores a hat-trick as England crush France in a dress rehearsal for next week's Autumn Internationals final.
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'Water summit' in drought region

Saturday, November 3rd 2012, 13:25

Politicians, farmers and water industry leaders are to attend a "water summit" to discuss supply issues in south-east England.
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Boris wrong on Heathrow - Cameron

Saturday, November 3rd 2012, 12:57
related places: Cameron, Heathrow

The prime minister says London Mayor Boris Johnson is wrong to dismiss a third runway at Heathrow and will not be given a veto on the issue.
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Cheers mark start of Jubilee tour

Saturday, November 3rd 2012, 12:13
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are welcomed to Papua New Guinea as they begin a tour to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
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How the GI influx shaped Britain's view of Americans

Saturday, November 3rd 2012, 0:21
related countries: United States United States

How the WWII GI influx shaped British view of US
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Jail officer murder: Irish arrest

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 23:55

Irish police arrest a man in connection with the murder of Northern Ireland prison officer David Black.
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Victim seeks abuse investigation

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 23:26

A victim of child sex abuse in north Wales tells BBC Newsnight that his abusers included a leading Thatcher-era Conservative politician, and calls for a new investigation.
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Cook rested for England tour game

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 17:25

England captain Alastair Cook is to be rested for the tour match against Mumbai A, with vice-captain Stuart Broad taking over.
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Litvinenko inquest details emerge

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 17:03
related countries: Russia Russia

An inquest could examine the possible role of British spies in the death of murdered Russian former agent Alexander Litvinenko, it emerges.
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Teachers' anger at marking 'snub'

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 12:09

Teachers in England react angrily to suggestions by the exams watchdog that they marked coursework too generously.
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Storm over Cardinal 'bigot' award

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 9:40

A row breaks out after the leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland is named Bigot of the Year by gay rights charity Stonewall.
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School GCSE marks 'too generous'

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 8:56

Too much pressure on schools in England to get good GCSE grades led to over-generous marking of course work by teachers, the exams watchdog Ofqual concludes.
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Levein's fate shrouded in doubt

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 7:58

Craig Levein's future as Scotland manager remains uncertain after the Scottish FA board met to discuss it.
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Soaked UK could be set for floods

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 7:36

The Environment Agency says the wettest recorded April-June period has soaked the UK to capacity, meaning even modest rain could cause floods.
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Briton wins $50,000 photo prize

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 7:09
related countries: Canada Canada

Britain's Jo Longhurst is named the winner of the Grange Prize, a Canadian award that recognises the best in international contemporary photography.
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VIDEO: Tappin changes plea to guilty

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 3:06
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

A British businessman accused of plotting to sell anti-aircraft missile parts to Iran has pleaded guilty in a US court.
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Bank's governance is 'defective'

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 0:19

Governance of the Bank of England is "defective", says the head of the Treasury Committee after the publication of three independent reviews into the Bank.
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Jail officer family 'devastated'

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 23:49

The family of a Northern Ireland prison officer murdered as he drove to work are "absolutely devastated", their minister says.
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Tappin pleads guilty over weapons

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 20:41
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: London

A retired London businessman extradited to the United States pleads guilty to selling weapons parts to Iran.
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Protesters call for ban on khat

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 17:47
related places: London

About 100 members of the Somali community demonstrate outside Downing Street to call on the government to ban a herbal high.
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Patel makes ton in England draw

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 13:54
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

All-rounder Samit Patel makes 104 as England draw with India A in their opening tour match in Mumbai.
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Clegg warns of EU 'catastrophe'

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 11:33

Attempts to alter the UK's relationship with the EU could have "catastrophic" results, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says.
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China fund buys stake in Heathrow

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 8:06
related places: Heathrow, London

China Investment Corporation, the country's sovereign wealth fund, buys a 10% stake in the firm that runs London's Heathrow airport.
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Music acts vie for Mercury Prize

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 1:52
related places: London

The winner of this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize will be announced in London later, with bookmakers naming indie rockers Alt-J as the favourites.
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'Wealth inequality' hits children

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 1:26

The global gap between rich and poor is at its highest level for 20 years and is growing, according to British NGO Save The Children.
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MoD names two dead UK soldiers

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 18:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two British soldiers shot dead in Afghanistan by a man wearing an Afghan police uniform are named by the Ministry of Defence.
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Barclays in new regulatory probes

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 17:29

UK bank Barclays says that it is the subject of two new regulatory probes after a series of scandals and announces it made a loss in the third quarter.
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Heseltine issues growth challenge

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 16:09

Lord Heseltine recommends ending a century of centralisation and moving growth funds nearer to industry in his report into boosting UK growth.
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Morning business round-up

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 12:11

Our daily morning business round-up looks at the main stories in Europe and Asia, including the UK economy emerging from recession.
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Cook and Patel shine for England

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 12:07
related countries: India India
related places: Patel

Alastair Cook hits a century in a huge stand with Samit Patel to rescue England on day two of their tour match against India A.
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Ashton could miss England opener

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 11:25
related countries: Fiji Fiji

Chris Ashton could miss England's international against Fiji if he is found guilty of making a dangerous tackle on Vasily Artemyev.
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Court rules against US detainee

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 10:48
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

The UK Supreme Court rules against a legal charity which argued a Pakistani national in US custody should be handed over to the UK.
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First Diamond Jubilee state visit

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 6:10
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesia's president is due in Britain for the first inward state visit of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee year.
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How Alistair Cooke brought two nations together

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 0:50
related countries: United States United States

How Alistair Cooke brought Britain and the US together
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The Church of Scotland's boutique hotel

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 0:44
related countries: Israel Israel

Why does the Church of Scotland own a boutique hotel in Israel?
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Serbia police charge England pair

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 21:24

Serbian police file charges against two England Under-21 players following a brawl at last month's Euro 2013 play-off.
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Search for missing boy called off

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 20:27
related countries: France France

The search is called off for a 12-year-old British boy who is missing on an island in the south of France.
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Talks to save London taxi firm

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 17:30
related places: London

Administrators at the maker of London black cabs, Manganese Bronze, say they are talking to an "encouraging" list of parties interested in its rescue.
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Finn injured in England warm-up

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 13:21

An injury to Steven Finn compounds a testing first day for England in their opening tour match against India A.
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Mother admits killing children

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 13:02
related places: London

A mother who suffered postnatal depression admits killing her two children, aged 14 months and 10 weeks, at their London home.
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Hitachi buys UK nuclear project

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 10:44
related countries: Germany Germany, Japan Japan
related places: Hitachi

Japan's Hitachi has bought the UK's Horizon nuclear project from German companies E.On and RWE, giving it rights to build new power plants.
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Storm Sandy cancels flights to US

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 9:33
related countries: United States United States

Passengers flying to the US from the UK continue to have their journeys disrupted as a result of the cyclone sweeping through the area.
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Collins honoured at music awards

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 9:15

Scottish musician Edwyn Collins is honoured for his contribution to the music industry at the Association of Independent Music Awards, seven years after he almost died from a brain haemorrhage.
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VIDEO: Cotillard digs deep for Rust and Bone

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 6:43

Rust and Bone has won the top prize at the recent BFI London Film Festival and is about to open in the UK. Stars of the film Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts told the BBC's Tim Masters about working on the film.
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Breast screening harm highlighted

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 6:43

Women invited for breast cancer screening in the UK are to be given more information about the potential harms of being tested.
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Royal Mail to create 1,000 jobs

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 0:14

Royal Mail is to create 1,000 jobs in the UK over the next four years as part of a £75m investment programme for its parcels business.
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Hurricane disrupts UK passengers

Monday, October 29th 2012, 21:57
related countries: United States United States

Thousands of passengers face disruption with the cancellation of flights between Britain and the east coast of the US as Hurricane Sandy hits.
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Skyfall is best Bond opening ever

Monday, October 29th 2012, 17:11

New 007 movie Skyfall tops the UK box office with this year's biggest opening weekend of £20.1m, according to figures from film company Sony Pictures.
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Blair urges elected EU president

Monday, October 29th 2012, 16:39

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair says that an elected European president is among measures needed for the EU's future.
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Children In Need banned Savile

Monday, October 29th 2012, 15:45

A former BBC governor and Children in Need chief says he had suspicions about Jimmy Savile and would not allow him any involvement with the charity.
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Pietersen to play in tour match

Monday, October 29th 2012, 15:13
related countries: India India

Kevin Pietersen is recalled to the England side and will bat at number four against India A in their opening tour game.
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Rooney nominated for Ballon d'Or

Monday, October 29th 2012, 15:08

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is the only British player named on Fifa's shortlist for the best player of 2012.
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High praise for Butterworth play

Monday, October 29th 2012, 11:52
related places: River

The River, the hotly anticipated follow-up to Jez Butterworth's smash hit play Jerusalem, receives rave reviews from UK theatre critics.
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UK Athletics hires new head coach

Monday, October 29th 2012, 11:42
related places: Charles

UK Paralympic head coach Peter Eriksson will replace Charles van Commenee as UK Athletics head coach.
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Five million 'below living wage'

Monday, October 29th 2012, 0:22

One in five workers in the UK is paid less than required for a basic standard of living, a KPMG report claims.
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Cheap colour test picks up HIV

Sunday, October 28th 2012, 18:53

A cheap test which could detect even low levels of viruses and some cancers has been developed by researchers in the UK.
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Events support charged marines

Sunday, October 28th 2012, 12:15
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Events are taking place across the UK in support of five Royal Marines charged with murder over an incident in Afghanistan last year.
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Clocks back an hour in GMT return

Sunday, October 28th 2012, 1:05

Most people in the UK enjoy an extra hour in bed, as clocks go back to mark the return of Greenwich Mean Time.
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Kurds seek UK 'genocide' backing

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 17:35
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi Kurds in Britain begin a campaign for the mass murder of their people in Iraq in the late-1980s to be formally recognised as genocide.
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Celtic 0-2 Kilmarnock

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 15:59
related places: Kilmarnock

Cillian Sheridan and Liam Kelly are on target as Kilmarnock win at Celtic Park for the first time since 1955.
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Vatican concern over Savile award

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 14:40

A papal knighthood given to Jimmy Savile "should not have been bestowed", a Vatican spokesman says, as the Catholic Church asks if it can be posthumously removed.
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Troop deaths 'not friendly fire'

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 14:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A Royal Marine and an Army medic who died in Afghanistan were not killed by British forces, an initial Ministry of Defence report says.
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Women who quit smoking 'cut risk'

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 6:36

Women who give up smoking by the age of 30 will almost completely avoid the risks of dying early from tobacco-related diseases, according to a study of more than a million UK women.
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Rail firm cancels more services

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 0:41

London Midland, which has cancelled hundreds of trains because of a driver shortage, expects to cancel 58 more on Saturday.
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VIDEO: Entente cordiale for UK and France

Friday, October 26th 2012, 23:17
related countries: France France

The UK and France have been conducting a major military exercise in the Mediterranean, in what is being hailed as a milestone in closer defence co-operation between the two countries.
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VIDEO: Malala will 'rise again' says father

Friday, October 26th 2012, 20:22
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

The father of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl activist shot by the Taliban, has said his daughter is recovering well in the UK.
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'Relief' at Olympic medal return

Friday, October 26th 2012, 19:45
related places: London

TeamGB hockey player Hannah Macleod says it is a "huge relief" as her Olympic bronze medal - one of two stolen at a London nightclub - is returned.
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Belarus dissident gets UK asylum

Friday, October 26th 2012, 15:31
related countries: Belarus Belarus

A leading dissident in Belarus, Andrei Sannikov, is granted political asylum in the UK, his wife says.
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Stolen Olympic medal is returned

Friday, October 26th 2012, 14:39
related places: London

One of two Olympic bronze medals that were stolen from a nightclub in London has been recovered, police say.
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Police hunt UK oilman's killers

Friday, October 26th 2012, 14:15
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Police in Belgium are searching for a gunman and an accomplice who killed a senior British oil executive on the streets of the capital Brussels.
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Malala 'will rise again' - father

Friday, October 26th 2012, 13:04
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

The father of the Pakistani schoolgirl activist shot by the Taliban is optimistic about her future as he visits her in a UK hospital.
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VIDEO: Girl activist safe in UK, says father

Friday, October 26th 2012, 12:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

The father of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl activist shot by the Taliban, visits his daughter for the first time at a UK hospital.
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British man shot dead in Belgium

Friday, October 26th 2012, 11:55
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

A senior British oil executive and father of three is shot dead in a northern suburb of the Belgian capital Brussels, it emerges.
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Theatre honour for acting couple

Friday, October 26th 2012, 9:57

British acting duo Timothy West and Prunella Scales will be honoured for their commitment to UK regional theatre at this weekend's Theatre Awards UK.
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Charity rescues snake on a plane

Friday, October 26th 2012, 9:12

The animal charity Scottish SPCA is called in to rescue a snake on a plane at Glasgow Airport.
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Stars back Hillsborough single

Friday, October 26th 2012, 7:52
related places: Hillsborough

A group of British musicians, including Robbie Williams and Beverley Knight, join forces to record a single in aid of the families of victims of the 1989 Hillsborough tragedy.
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Teacher training tests toughened

Friday, October 26th 2012, 7:21

Entry tests for teacher trainees in England are being made more rigorous to raise the quality of teachers in the classroom, the government says.
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Pension pots 'could fund housing'

Friday, October 26th 2012, 2:21

A possible 100,000 to 300,000 homes could be built in the UK every year without using any government money, a study claims.
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Germany's most secret Soviet missile base

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 23:45

Forest swallows secret base where Soviet missiles targeted UK
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Malala Yousafzai family visits UK

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 23:29
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Taliban

Relatives of the Pakistani schoolgirl shot in the head by a Taliban gunman arrive in the UK where she is recovering in hospital.
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UK's return to growth welcomed

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 17:36

News that the UK economy emerged from recession in the three months from July to September, helped by the Olympic Games, gets a cautious welcome.
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Nadal out of ATP Finals in London

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 17:07
related countries: France France
related places: London

Rafael Nadal withdraws from the Paris Masters and ATP World Tour Finals in London because of continuing knee problems.
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Ford cutting 1,400 jobs in the UK

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 16:34
related places: Ford

Carmaker Ford announces plans to close two UK plants next year, one in Southampton and one in Dagenham, with the loss of 1,400 jobs.
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Serbia bans two players for year

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 16:30
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Serbia suspends Nikola Ninkovic and Ognjen Mudrinski for a year for their role in the brawl against England Under-21s.
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UK economy sees return to growth

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 13:31

The UK economy emerged from recession in the three months from July to September, with growth of 1.0%, helped by the Olympic Games.
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