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Regulator raps Big Four accountants

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 11:09

Britain's four biggest accountancy firms are heavily criticised by the Competition Commission for being too dominant.
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Shard firm oversees Saudi skyscraper

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 4:17
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: London

The team that built London's Shard skyscraper is chosen to manage the construction of the world's tallest building - a 1km tower - in Saudi Arabia.
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Top maths pupils 'don't keep up'

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 2:08
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, Taiwan Taiwan

The ablest primary pupils in England almost match those in Taiwan and Hong Kong in maths but fall back by the time they are 16, a study suggests.
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GB women win World track gold

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 18:05

Laura Trott, Dani King and Elinor Barker win Britain's first gold medal of the World Track Championships in Belarus.
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Doctors raise concerns via helpline

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 16:59

Figures seen by the BBC show a whistle-blowing helpline set up by the UK's regulator of doctors two months ago has led to 12 investigations into allegations of a "very serious" nature.
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Aid money 'could go to defence'

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 15:50

David Cameron says the UK is to consider spending money from its £10bn aid budget on peacekeeping and other defence-related projects.
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VIDEO: Deepest undersea vents discovered

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 14:11

UK scientists exploring the ocean floor in the Caribbean have discovered an "astounding" set of hydrothermal vents, the deepest anywhere in the world.
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Thompson backs drug use in sport

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 11:28

British heavyweight champion David Price's next opponent Tony Thompson believes doping in sport should be legalised.
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Dubai police 'deny Britons' torture'

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 10:08

Dubai police deny allegations they beat and gave electric shocks to three British men awaiting trial on drugs charges, according to media reports from the city-state
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Weak demand hits profits at BAE

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 9:08
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

UK aerospace company BAE Systems reports a fall in full-year profits, blaming delays over a major contract with Saudi Arabia and weak global demand.
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Parisse ban 'blow for tournament'

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 9:00

Grand Slam-winning captain Michael Owen believes Sergio Parisse's ban is good for Wales, but bad for the Six Nations.
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Deepest undersea vents discovered

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 7:53

British scientists exploring the ocean floor in the Caribbean have discovered an "astounding" set of hydrothermal vents, the deepest anywhere in the world.
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Emeli Sande scores Brit Award double

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 22:14
related places: London

Adele, Emeli Sande and Ben Howard are among the winners at this year's Brit Awards - but Adele misses the event to rehearse for the Oscars.
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Bank chief outvoted on stimulus move

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 18:43

Bank of England governor Sir Mervyn King backed more action to boost the economy earlier this month, but was outvoted by his colleagues.
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Kevin Ayers of Soft Machine dies

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 16:56

Kevin Ayers, a pioneer of British psychedelia in the 1960s who had worked with Brian Eno, Syd Barrett and John Cale, dies aged 68.
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Fury to make US heavyweight debut

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 16:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

British heavyweight Tyson Fury announces his American debut against Steve Cunningham, on 20 April in New York.
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Beheading suspect 'looked inhuman'

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 15:21

A British couple tell a court in Tenerife the man accused of stabbing a 60-year-old grandmother to death and decapitating her 'did not look human'.
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VIDEO: Inside Amritsar's massacre gardens

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 12:45

Hundreds of people at a public meeting were shot dead by British troops at the Jallianwala Bagh public gardens in Amritsar on 13 April 1919. The BBC's Sanjoy Majumder looks at how memories of the massacre are preserved in the gardens.
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Arts Council urged for Banksy action

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 12:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

Haringey Council asks the Arts Council to help prevent the US sale of a Banksy mural taken from a wall in the London borough.
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Captain Jones praises Warburton

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 10:47
related places: Warburton

Skipper Ryan Jones praises Sam Warburton's resilience and character after the flanker lost the Wales captaincy.
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Cook praises Root's contribution

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 10:23
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Napier

England captain Alastair Cook praises Joe Root after he stars in an eight-wicket win over New Zealand in Napier.
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UK unemployment total falls to 2.5m

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 9:55

UK unemployment fell in the three months to December, while the number in work also jumped, official figures show.
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England level NZ one-day series

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 9:15
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Napier

Joe Root's mature 79 not out helps England to an eight-wicket win over New Zealand, levelling the one-day series at 1-1.
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Cameron marks Amritsar massacre

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 8:11

David Cameron becomes the first serving UK prime minister to pay his respects at the scene of one of the bloodiest massacres in British history.
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'Wide differences' in child poverty

Wednesday, February 20th 2013, 2:13

Levels of child poverty vary dramatically across the UK and within regions, according to a new map that breaks down poverty rates by area.
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VIDEO: Japan rock star's 'quiet UK life'

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 16:39

Six months ago, the Gangnam Style star Psy remained largely unknown outside of his native Korea, but today his video has been viewed more than a billion times on YouTube.
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Warburton and Jones on Wales bench

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 13:00
related countries: Italy Italy

Alun Wyn Jones and Sam Warburton return from injury on the bench for Wales against Italy in the Six Nations on Saturday.
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Watchdog warns of energy bill rises

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 10:54

Consumers face higher energy bills as the UK becomes more reliant on imports, the chief of the energy watchdog warns.
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Sars-like virus death reported in UK

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 10:47

A patient infected with a new respiratory illness similar to the deadly Sars virus has died in the UK.
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Cameron calls for faster RBS reform

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 10:31

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, calls on Royal Bank of Scotland to speed up the overhaul of its business.
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Anderson's pride at wicket record

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 10:09

Bowler Jimmy Anderson admits he never expected to become England's highest wicket-taker but is proud of his record.
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PM promises India corruption help

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 9:26
related countries: India India

David Cameron promises to "respond to any request for information" on corruption allegations over India's procurement of helicopters from Anglo-Italian firm AugustaWestland.
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Jay-Z to play Olympic Park festival

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 8:00
related places: London

Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z are the first artists confirmed to headline concerts at London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
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Warburton praise for coach Howley

Monday, February 18th 2013, 21:59
related countries: Italy Italy

Sam Warburton has applauded interim Wales coach Rob Howley's decision to name his team a week early for the Italy clash.
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Retailers plan regular beef reports

Monday, February 18th 2013, 18:28

UK food retailers have agreed to update ministers on DNA testing on processed beef every three months, Environment Secretary Owen Paterson says.
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Open up to UK firms, PM urges India

Monday, February 18th 2013, 17:46
related countries: India India

UK Prime Minister David Cameron says Britain and India can be one of the great partnerships of the 21st century, as he sets off for a three-day visit.
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Ai Weiwei play to premiere in London

Monday, February 18th 2013, 16:29
related countries: China China
related places: London

The story of the arrest and detention of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is to be staged in London this spring.
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'Voices directed' beheading suspect

Monday, February 18th 2013, 15:57
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, Spain Spain

A man accused of beheading a British grandmother in Tenerife tells a court he is haunted by voices that direct his actions, and denies murder.
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VIDEO: What is life like inside Mumbai?

Monday, February 18th 2013, 14:14
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

David Cameron has become the latest head of state to visit India as he leads a British trade delegation to Mumbai.
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Banksy mural appears at US auction

Monday, February 18th 2013, 12:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: London, Jubilee

A Banksy mural painted just before the Jubilee last summer has disappeared from a London street and been listed for sale at a US auction site.
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Heathrow airport has busiest year

Monday, February 18th 2013, 11:03
related places: Heathrow

Revenues up at Heathrow, but the UK's busiest airport is operating at close to capacity
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Robinson takes on Bristol role

Monday, February 18th 2013, 10:50
related places: Bristol

Former England and Scotland head coach Andy Robinson is appointed director of rugby at Championship outfit Bristol.
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I'm best boss in England - Mancini

Monday, February 18th 2013, 10:34

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini says he has been the best manager in England over the last 15 months.
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Diamond to shine light on infections

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 20:25
related places: Oxford

The UK's national synchrotron facility - the Diamond Light Source near Oxford - is to become a world centre for studying the structure of viruses and bacteria that cause serious disease.
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Zaha Hadid criticises UK 'misogyny'

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 12:31

Award-winning architect Zaha Hadid criticises British attitudes toward female architects, saying she faces "misogynist behaviour".
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Backpacker 'within hours of death'

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 10:40
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A British backpacker who went missing after setting out on a run in the Australian outback says he was on his "last legs" when he was found.
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May: Judges 'ignore deportation law'

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 10:00

Home Secretary Theresa May accuses judges of making the UK more dangerous by ignoring rules aimed at deporting more foreign criminals.
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NZ defeat England in ODI opener

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 9:18
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Hamilton

Brendon McCullum hits an unbeaten 69 as New Zealand beat England by three wickets in the opening one-dayer in Hamilton.
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G20 vows to tackle tax avoidance

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 8:57
related countries: France France, Germany Germany

G20 finance ministers meeting in Moscow pledge to crack down on tax avoidance by multinationals, and vow to abstain from "currency wars".
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Teenager killed in double shooting

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 3:07
related places: London

A teenager is killed and a 32-year-old man is seriously injured in a shooting in east London.
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Sending up Hollywood British-style

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 0:43

Brits celebrate parodies of Oscar-nominated films
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Farah wins 3,000m on 2013 debut

Saturday, February 16th 2013, 16:26

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah makes a winning start to his season with victory in the 3,000m at the British Grand Prix.
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Farah to run in London Marathon

Saturday, February 16th 2013, 13:06

Olympic double gold medallist Mo Farah will run half of this year's London Marathon before going the distance in 2014.
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Hunt warns over defensive NHS bosses

Saturday, February 16th 2013, 11:48

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt writes to every NHS trust in England warning them against a culture that is "defensive" in dealing with whistleblowers.
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Fall in condom use behind HIV rise

Saturday, February 16th 2013, 0:02

A fall in the proportion of gay and bisexual men using condoms is behind the rise in HIV infections in those groups in the UK, say researchers.
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Caulker ban lifted, Ince's upheld

Friday, February 15th 2013, 20:50
related places: Ince

England's Steven Caulker is cleared to play at this summer's Euro Under-21 Championship but Tom Ince will still miss the opener.
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Tests by food giants find horse DNA

Friday, February 15th 2013, 20:10

Catering giant Compass Group and Whitbread, one of Britain's largest hotel chains, have found horse DNA in products sold as beef, it emerges.
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Inaugural opera awards in London

Friday, February 15th 2013, 16:47
related places: London

Opera magazine is to hold its first annual international awards, presented at a London ceremony in April this year.
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Retailers respond over horsemeat

Friday, February 15th 2013, 13:59

UK food suppliers respond to Downing Street criticism they failed to speak out over the horsemeat crisis, as UK-wide test results on food products are due.
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VIDEO: British backpacker found in outback

Friday, February 15th 2013, 13:48
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A British backpacker who went missing after setting out on a run in the Australian outback has been found.
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Broad hails England team display

Friday, February 15th 2013, 12:18
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Stuart Broad calls England's 10-wicket Twenty20 win over New Zealand "probably the most powerful I've been involved with."
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Richard Burton's St David's Day star

Friday, February 15th 2013, 11:43

Richard Burton's Hollywood Walk of Fame star will be unveiled on Wales' national day next to Elizabeth Taylor's, the movie legend he married twice.
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Edwards secures third for England

Friday, February 15th 2013, 10:46
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Charlotte Edwards scores a century as England beat New Zealand by four wickets to finish third in the Women's World Cup.
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UK retail sales fall unexpectedly

Friday, February 15th 2013, 10:44

UK retail sales fell 0.6% in January, hurt by heavy snowfall and weak food sales, and confounding economists' expectations for a rise.
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Hales fires England to series win

Friday, February 15th 2013, 9:38
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Alex Hales hits 80 as England thrash New Zealand by 10 wickets with 44 balls remaining to win the Twenty20 series 2-1.
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Backpacker missing in outback found

Friday, February 15th 2013, 9:22
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A British backpacker who went missing after setting out on a run in the Australian outback has been found, Queensland Police say.
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Arrests in horsemeat investigation

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 21:30
related places: Aberystwyth, Todmorden

Police probing alleged horsemeat mislabelling arrest two men near Aberystwyth and one in Todmorden, West Yorkshire on suspicion of fraud offences.
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Man and woman die after avalanche

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 21:13

A man and a woman die and a man is critically injured after being caught in an avalanche in the Highlands of Scotland.
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Lancaster reassured by Gatland

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 17:58
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Stuart Lancaster is sure the British and Irish Lions will pick England players on merit after talks with coach Warren Gatland.
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Bute found in UK horse carcasses

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 17:16
related countries: France France

Eight horses, killed in the UK, have tested positive for the painkiller bute and six may have entered the food chain in France, the Food Standards Agency says.
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Sexton and McCarthy out for Irish

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 16:17
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Ireland fly-half Jonathan Sexton and second row Mike McCarthy are ruled out of the Six Nations game against Scotland.
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Kanye announces one-off London gig

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 15:34
related countries: France France
related places: London, Paris

The rapper will play a one-off performance at London's Hammersmith Apollo and a gig in Paris at the end of February.
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Finn confident of beating problem

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 15:13

England fast bowler Steven Finn believes he will no longer be disturbing the stumps when bowling.
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Kidman 'refused to say n-word'

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 12:41

Actress Nicole Kidman refused to use an offensive racial epithet in a film when requested to do so by its director, her British co-star reveals.
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Google sues BT in patent battle

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 12:24
related countries: United States United States

Google sues BT in the US and UK as a counter-attack to the British firm's existing lawsuits against the search giant.
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Energy giant EDF sees profits rise

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 12:09
related countries: France France

France-based gas and electricity provider EDF has announced a rise in global profits, despite a loss in UK gas and electricity.
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Die Hard sequel leaves critics cold

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 10:50
related countries: United States United States

A Good Day to Die Hard, the latest instalment in Bruce Willis's action franchise, receives a largely frosty response from critics as it reaches cinemas in the UK and US.
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Home repossessions lowest since 2007

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 10:22

The number of homes repossessed in the UK fell to its lowest annual level since 2007, lenders say, with 33,900 homes seized last year.
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Rolls-Royce full-year profits rise

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 8:02

British aerospace company Rolls-Royce reports a higher-than-expected rise in full-year profits after a strong performance at its civil aerospace division.
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School PE 'not strenuous enough'

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 2:11

Education inspectors warn that there is not enough strenuous activity in many of England's school PE lessons.
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UK welcomes EU-wide horsemeat tests

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 22:20

Environment Secretary Owen Paterson welcomes plans for EU-wide, random DNA tests on horsemeat to tackle the widening food scandal.
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Ireland's Healy gets two-game ban

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 17:38
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Ireland prop Cian Healy to miss two Six Nations games after being banned until 10 March for a stamp on England's Dan Cole.
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England win but lose world title

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 16:20
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Holders England are knocked out of the Women's World Cup in India despite a 15-run win over New Zealand in Mumbai.
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Sars-like virus 'spreads in people'

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 13:23

Health officials in the UK believe they have the strongest evidence yet that a new respiratory illness similar to the deadly Sars virus can spread from person to person.
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Horsemeat inquiry 'to be relentless'

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 12:51

The investigation into allegations of horsemeat mislabelling will be "relentless", the Food Standards Agency says, following two raids at meat firms in the UK.
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VIDEO: Dresden survivor's story

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 11:36
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States
related places: Dresden

Sixty-eight years ago today, British and American Air Forces dropped more than 2,600 tonnes of high-explosive bombs on the German town of Dresden.
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Bank of England: 'Recovery in sight'

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 11:18

The UK economy has "cause for optimism", the governor of the Bank of England says, but warns that inflation will remain above target for two years.
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Elderly 'suffer from poor home care'

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 0:02

A quarter of home-care services provided to the elderly in England are failing to meet quality and safety standards, inspectors say.
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My next job in England - Mourinho

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 18:45
related countries: Spain Spain

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho says his next club will be English but a move to Manchester United is unlikely.
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Gatland wary of England overload

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 18:29
related countries: Australia Australia

Lions coach Warren Gatland believes selecting too many English players for the Australia tour could bring extra pressure.
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Frank Lampard signs kids' book deal

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 18:05

England footballer Frank Lampard is to write a series of children's books, says publisher Little, Brown.
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Actress McCutcheon declared bankrupt

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 16:03
related places: London

Former EastEnders actress and singer Martine McCutcheon is declared bankrupt after filing for insolvency at a London court.
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Broad rues wrong toss decision

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 11:45
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Hamilton

Stuart Broad says England's decision to insert New Zealand proved costly in their 55-run T20 defeat in Hamilton.
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UK inflation rate unchanged at 2.7%

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 11:23

UK consumer price inflation remained unchanged at 2.7% for the fourth consecutive month in January, after a big rise in alcohol and tobacco prices.
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Romania rejects 'scrounger' label

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 9:02

Romanians reject British 'scrounger' stereotype
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G4S Olympic losses increase to £70m

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 8:22

G4S, the firm that failed to provide enough security guards for London 2012, announces a £70m compensation deal with the Olympic organising committee.
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Uganda 'deports' UK theatre producer

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 8:22
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Uganda deports a UK theatre producer who ran into trouble over a play about the condition of gay people, a UK embassy spokesman tells the BBC.
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Queen tops Woman's Hour power list

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 7:03

The Queen, Home Secretary Theresa May and Santander bank boss Ana Botin are declared the UK's most powerful women in a BBC survey.
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RBA sells note printing unit stake

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 3:39
related countries: Australia Australia

The Reserve Bank of Australia agrees to sell its stake in currency printing firm Securency International to UK-based Innovia Film.
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UK weak in school fairness rankings

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 1:23

The UK performs poorly in an international comparison of social mobility within school systems.
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