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UK hosts Syrian experts gathering

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 2:44
related countries: Syria Syria

The UK hosts a conference of experts on Syria to plan for the possibility of the collapse of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.
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Health regulator problems 'persist'

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 1:21

The health and care regulator for England has yet to win the public's confidence, according to a highly critical report by a committee of MPs.
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FA appeals against Under-21 bans

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 18:45

The FA lodges an appeal to Uefa over the bans given to England Under-21 internationals Tom Ince and Steven Caulker.
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Moore criticises Fourie decision

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 18:30

Brian Moore is angered by the news that ex-England player Hendre Fourie is facing deportation after being forced to retire.
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David Bowie releases new single

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 17:57

Veteran British singer David Bowie releases a new single on his 66th birthday, following years of silence and speculation.
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Bell shines as England lose again

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 15:58
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Ian Bell scores 108 but cannot prevent England slipping to a six-wicket defeat against Delhi ahead of the ODI series with India.
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NI 'held to ransom' in flag row

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 10:53
related places: Belfast

Northern Ireland is being "held to ransom by protesters" in the union flag dispute and all street demonstrations should end, NI Secretary Theresa Villiers says.
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Network Rail unveils £37.5bn plan

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 10:05

A £37.5bn plan to develop the UK's railway network over a five-year period is announced by Network Rail, including more capacity and better reliability.
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Online boost for Christmas sales

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 0:05

Strong growth in online sales stopped retail sales falling in December, according to the British Retail Consortium.
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VIDEO: Briton in Australia waterfall death

Monday, January 7th 2013, 19:15
related countries: Australia Australia

A British tourist has died in Australia after falling from the top of a waterfall.
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Bali Briton's family 'was in danger'

Monday, January 7th 2013, 16:02

UK woman Lindsay Sandiford, on trial in Bali for drug smuggling, says she feared for 'the lives of her children' if she did not co-operate with an 'external party'.
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Briton in Australia waterfall death

Monday, January 7th 2013, 12:53
related countries: Australia Australia

A 20-year-old British tourist dies in Australia after falling from the top of a waterfall in the Blue Mountains, near Sydney.
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Stolen Henri Matisse recovered

Monday, January 7th 2013, 12:15
related places: London

A previously stolen Henri Matisse painting valued at $1m is found by an art recovery specialist in London.
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Team dig for Spitfires in Burma

Monday, January 7th 2013, 7:00
related countries: Burma Burma

British experts begin work in Burma following a 17-year search for a cache of World War II Spitfire planes believed to be buried there.
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Million-volt stun guns in mail

Monday, January 7th 2013, 6:41

Illegal stun guns 20 times more powerful than police Tasers can be illegally imported into the UK with ease, a BBC investigation reveals.
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Europe's uncertainty about Britain

Sunday, January 6th 2013, 21:45

Gavin Hewitt on the UK's role in the European Union
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Sehwag dropped for England ODIs

Sunday, January 6th 2013, 16:54

India make changes for the first three one-day internationals against England, with Virender Sehwag replaced by Cheteshwar Pujara.
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UK should 'ask for change on Europe'

Sunday, January 6th 2013, 16:27

Britain is "perfectly entitled" to ask for a change in its relationship with Europe, Prime Minister David Cameron has said.
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Bowlers give India thrilling win

Sunday, January 6th 2013, 15:21
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan

India secure a thrilling 10-run victory against Pakistan to restore morale ahead of the one-day series against England.
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England fall to humbling defeat

Sunday, January 6th 2013, 11:50
related countries: India India

Ian Bell makes 91 but England fall to a crushing 53-run defeat against India A in the opening match of their one-day tour.
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Totally blind mice get sight back

Sunday, January 6th 2013, 0:35

Totally blind mice have had their sight restored by injections of light-sensing cells into the eye, UK researchers report.
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Body found in missing mother case

Saturday, January 5th 2013, 17:30
related places: London

Detectives investigating the disappearance of Janelle Duncan-Bailey, a mother from south London, find a body.
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Nepal torture suspect in court

Saturday, January 5th 2013, 15:50
related countries: Nepal Nepal

A Nepalese colonel is remanded in custody after appearing at a UK court charged with two counts of torture during his country's civil war.
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Gay bishops move sparks fresh row

Saturday, January 5th 2013, 10:39

The Church of England decision to allow gay men in civil partnerships to become bishops if they stay celibate prompts criticism from liberals and traditionalists.
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Nepal torture suspect charged in UK

Saturday, January 5th 2013, 1:23
related countries: Nepal Nepal
related places: Kathmandu

A Nepalese army officer is due before a London court after being charged with committing torture during his country's civil war in 2005.
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Church removes bar to gay bishops

Friday, January 4th 2013, 20:01

The Church of England drops its prohibition on gay clergy in civil partnerships becoming bishops, so long as they promise to be celibate.
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Naomi Campbell 'hurt' in mugging

Friday, January 4th 2013, 17:51
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

British supermodel Naomi Campbell has been injured in an attempted mugging in Paris, reports say.
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A bizarre view of Americans

Friday, January 4th 2013, 17:23

The British and their bizarre view of Americans
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Sun takes out ad in Argentine paper

Friday, January 4th 2013, 17:16
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

The Sun newspaper has taken out an advert in an English-language paper in Argentina defending Britain's sovereignty of the Falkland Islands.
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Sneijder is open to England move

Friday, January 4th 2013, 16:12

Wesley Sneijder would consider a move to the Premier League but is "absolutely not interested" in joining QPR, says his agent.
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UK service sector activity falls

Friday, January 4th 2013, 15:00

Activity in the UK's services sector fell for the first time in two years in December, a survey suggests, raising fears for the economy.
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Drug-driver test set for police use

Friday, January 4th 2013, 14:53

A testing kit to detect drugs in drivers is approved for police use in England and Wales, the Home Office says.
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Mortgage approvals 'keep rising'

Friday, January 4th 2013, 11:48

The UK housing market shows signs of picking up as mortgage approvals for home buyers rose again in November, Bank of England figures show.
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UK's first hand transplant operation

Friday, January 4th 2013, 10:26

A former pub landlord from West Yorkshire is making "good progress" after becoming the first person in the UK to have a hand transplant.
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Sinfield named rugby league best

Friday, January 4th 2013, 9:47
related places: Leeds

Leeds and England captain Kevin Sinfield wins the 2012 Golden Boot, the award for the world's best rugby league player.
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Nepal torture suspect held in UK

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 17:22
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Detectives from Britain's Metropolitan Police arrest a man on suspicion of torture, allegedly committed during the civil war in Nepal in 2005.
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VIDEO: One Pound Fish man 'not deported'

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 16:10
related places: London

A man whose east London market stall banter went viral has told the BBC he was not deported from the UK
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Argentina rebuffed over Falklands

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 15:40
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Prime Minister David Cameron strongly rebuffs a call by Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner for the UK to return the South Atlantic islands.
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2012 'second wettest on record'

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 15:07

The Met Office says 2012 has been the second wettest year on record in the UK, as a study says the frequency of extreme rainfall may be increasing.
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Longest-serving PoW dies aged 98

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 14:02
related places: Bournemouth

The man thought to be the longest-serving British prisoner of war during World War II dies in hospital in Bournemouth aged 98.
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Aviation firm shuts US operation

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 11:36
related countries: United States United States

Scottish company John Menzies decides to shut its loss-making cargo business at Chicago Airport in the US, at a cost of £7m.
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Argentina reignites Falklands row

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 10:21
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina's president, Cristina Fernandez, has called on the UK to hand over the Falklands Islands, in a letter published in the Guardian newspaper.
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Rotation benefits England - Cook

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 22:39
related countries: India India

Captain Alastair Cook says he is in favour of England's rotation policy ahead of the one-day series in India.
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Liverpool sign striker Sturridge

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 16:41
related places: Chelsea

Liverpool announce the signing of Chelsea and England striker Daniel Sturridge for an undisclosed fee.
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Man held over Thai beach shooting

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 14:11
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A man is arrested after a 22-year-old British tourist was shot dead in a bar in Thailand on New Year's Eve.
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Rail travellers hit by fare rises

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 11:51

Above-inflation rail fare increases have come into force in England, Wales and Scotland amid claims that fares are going up three times faster than average earnings.
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Uganda 'dismisses gay play case'

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 11:34
related countries: Uganda Uganda

A court in Uganda throws out a case against UK theatre producer David Cecil, who was charged over a play about the condition of gay people, he tells the BBC.
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UK album sales suffer 11.2% drop

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 10:39

Overall UK album sales fall by 11.2% in 2012, according to the BPI, although digital album sales rise.
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British tourist killed in Thailand

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 0:58
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A British tourist is killed on the Thailand resort island of Koh Phangan on New Year's Eve.
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Edwards quits London Irish role

Tuesday, January 1st 2013, 14:43
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Defence coach Shaun Edwards quits his consultancy role at London Irish to concentrate on his duties with the Wales national team.
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Celebrating crowds see in 2013

Tuesday, January 1st 2013, 8:19

Crowds across the UK braved the weather conditions at New Year's Eve events, as 2012 ended on a damp note.
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UK assumes presidency of G8 group

Tuesday, January 1st 2013, 3:18

The UK has begun its year-long presidency of the G8 group of nations, which will include hosting a summit in Northern Ireland.
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Scheme to target rogue landlords

Tuesday, January 1st 2013, 2:36
related places: London

London's Newham Council becomes the first local authority in England to target rogue landlords by imposing a compulsory registration scheme.
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UK 'could be associate EU member'

Monday, December 31st 2012, 20:16
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

The UK could be offered second-class status in the EU under a proposal from some senior politicians in Brussels.
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UK must stay in Europe, says CBI

Monday, December 31st 2012, 7:54

The CBI says the UK needs to keep its place within the European Union to push for freer trade for its businesses.
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Training push for foreign doctors

Sunday, December 30th 2012, 11:52

Foreign doctors in the UK will face a more rigorous assessment, after figures showed a high proportion of doctors who are disciplined are from overseas.
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VIDEO: Justice sought for murdered UK tourist

Sunday, December 30th 2012, 9:55
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The family of a British tourist murdered in Sri Lanka in 2011 are calling for progress in bringing the suspected attackers to trial.
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UK is making 'real progress' - PM

Sunday, December 30th 2012, 0:01

David Cameron uses his New Year's message to say Britain is "heading in the right direction".
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Olympic heroes head New Year Honours

Saturday, December 29th 2012, 16:04
related countries: France France

Bradley Wiggins, who won the Tour de France and Olympic gold, is knighted in a New Year Honours list dominated by London 2012 winners.
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VIDEO: Bert Le Clos: 'My family's amazing year'

Saturday, December 29th 2012, 16:01
related countries: Chad Chad, South Africa South Africa
related places: London

One of the lasting memories of this summer's Olympics in London was the sight of South African Bert le Clos reacting to his son Chad's gold medal-winning performance in the 200m butterfly swimming.
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UK high on family breakdown table

Saturday, December 29th 2012, 12:43

Britain has the fourth highest rate of family breakdown in the Western world with just 68.9% of children living with both parents, research suggests.
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New Year Honours for Games stars

Saturday, December 29th 2012, 0:00

Britain's biggest stars of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games are recognised in the New Year Honours list.
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Abducted girl and mother reunited

Friday, December 28th 2012, 21:55
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A six-year-old girl who was abducted by her father and taken to Pakistan three years ago is reunited with her mother after arriving back in the UK.
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Flood warnings rise as more rain due

Friday, December 28th 2012, 20:30

Two bouts of heavy rain are likely to bring further flooding to parts of the UK on the last weekend of one of the wettest years on record.
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Flood-hit areas face further rain

Friday, December 28th 2012, 18:26

Flood-hit areas of England and Wales are warned they face renewed problems from bad weather, as further rain is forecast.
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EU leader warns UK over powers

Friday, December 28th 2012, 17:11

The man who chairs EU summits, Herman Van Rompuy, warns that UK attempts to repatriate powers from the EU could seriously fracture the bloc.
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Abducted six-year-old on way home

Friday, December 28th 2012, 17:10
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A six-year-old girl who was abducted by her father and taken to Pakistan three years ago is on her way back to the UK.
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Pearson invests in Nook tablets

Friday, December 28th 2012, 15:14

UK publisher Pearson says it will invest in the Nook series of e-readers and tablets, buying a 5% stake in the business for $89.5m (£55.5m).
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Bairstow to miss ODI India tour

Friday, December 28th 2012, 12:17
related countries: India India

England's Jonny Bairstow will miss January's five-match one-day international series in India because of family illness.
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UK-wide scheme to protect witnesses

Friday, December 28th 2012, 7:51

The UK's first nationwide witness protection scheme will replace a currently "inconsistent" service, the Ministry of Justice says.
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US to probe Autonomy sale to HP

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 23:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Justice, Hewlett

Hewlett-Packard's contentious purchase of UK software firm Autonomy is being investigated by the US Department of Justice.
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Wet weather affects rail and roads

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 20:41

Wet and stormy weather continues to affect rail and road travel across the UK, with a school fire in Dorset thought to have been started by lightning.
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Porn producer to widen piracy blitz

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 16:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Appeal

Golden Eye says it plans to seek to chase UK porn pirates on behalf of US companies after winning a Court of Appeal ruling.
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Southend 'leads house price rises'

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 13:50
related places: Halifax, Southend

Southend in Essex experienced the biggest house price rise during 2012, says leading UK mortgage lender, the Halifax.
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Hospital plan to spot abuse victims

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 13:40

An online system to identify children who may be in danger of abuse or neglect is to be created for use in hospitals across England.
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VIDEO: Slugs are big winners of 2012

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 10:30

Mixed weather conditions in the UK in 2012 meant there were winners and losers amongst the country's wildlife - slugs and seals did well but bees struggled.
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Antarctic lake project called off

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 10:08

A UK project to drill through 3km of ice to reach a lake sequestered for thousands of years has been called off following problems with borehole drilling.
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Cuba town's British Caribbean heritage

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 9:49
related countries: Cuba Cuba, India India

Cuba town battles to save British West Indian ways
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Tributes to film composer Bennett

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 6:00

Tributes are paid from the music and film worlds to award-winning British composer Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, following his death at the age of 76.
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VIDEO: Cuba town's British West Indian heritage

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 3:26
related countries: Cuba Cuba, India India

It is almost a century since hundreds of people headed for Cuba from British territories in the West Indies, looking for work in the country's sugar industry.
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'Huge' flame shell bed discovered

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 0:37

A huge colony of an elusive and brightly coloured shellfish species is discovered in coastal waters in the west of Scotland.
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Hunt ban 'would not be overturned'

Wednesday, December 26th 2012, 15:13

The Conservative chairman, Grant Shapps, admits that his party will not be able to overturn the ban on hunting with dogs in England and Wales for the time being.
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Uefa to appeal against U21 bans

Wednesday, December 26th 2012, 13:38
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Uefa announces it will appeal against the bans its own disciplinary committee imposed on England and Serbia's U21 teams.
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Minister plays down hunt ban vote

Wednesday, December 26th 2012, 13:16

A bid to lift the ban on hunting with dogs in England and Wales may not happen in 2013, a minister suggests, as 300 hunts hold traditional Boxing Day meets.
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Africa image 'harming aid effort'

Wednesday, December 26th 2012, 8:43

A negative image of Africa in the UK is harming efforts to raise food aid in the continent, and "obscures" progress being made, says Oxfam.
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UK medics 'to help in disasters'

Wednesday, December 26th 2012, 0:52

UK doctors, nurses and surgeons will now be able to pre-register their availability to help in the event of an overseas disaster, the government says.
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Archbishop attacks gay marriage

Tuesday, December 25th 2012, 13:23

The leader of Roman Catholics in England and Wales Archbishop Vincent Nichols says the government's plans for gay marriage are a "shambles".
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Christmas flood risk set to stay

Tuesday, December 25th 2012, 11:40

Rain bands will continue to sweep across the UK until at least Friday, with flood warnings remaining in force over the Christmas period, forecasters say.
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UK troops to enjoy festive lunch

Tuesday, December 25th 2012, 4:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

All British service personnel serving in Afghanistan will fed a traditional Christmas lunch after a major logistical effort by the military.
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Fresh rain brings more flooding

Monday, December 24th 2012, 17:58

A band of rain sweeping the UK brings fresh flooding to south-west England and Scotland, with train services disrupted.
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LSE agrees LCH Clearnet purchase

Monday, December 24th 2012, 12:56

The London Stock Exchange agrees to buy LCH Clearnet for about £82m lower than the original price
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Adoption overhaul plan announced

Monday, December 24th 2012, 8:59

The adoption system in England will be overhauled to make it swifter and more robust, the government says.
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More flood misery hits parts of UK

Sunday, December 23rd 2012, 20:39

Flooding and heavy rain continue to cause problems in south-west England and parts of Wales and Scotland, with a woman rescued from a river overnight.
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Norway minister's EU exit warning

Sunday, December 23rd 2012, 14:08
related countries: Norway Norway

Norway's foreign minister calls on the UK to think of the advantages of staying in the European Union, rather than consider leaving.
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Wales' Charteris out for season

Sunday, December 23rd 2012, 11:56
related countries: Australia Australia

Wales lock Luke Charteris is out of the Six Nations and likely to miss the Lions tour to Australia with a knee injury.
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Pietersen not named for NZ games

Sunday, December 23rd 2012, 9:32
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Batsman Kevin Pietersen is not named in England's one-day and Twenty20 squads for the upcoming tour of New Zealand.
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Police body in 'plebgate' review

Saturday, December 22nd 2012, 22:27

The Police Federation, which represents rank-and-file officers launches a review into issues raised by its handling of the Andrew Mitchell 'plebgate' row.
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Rail passengers warned not to travel

Saturday, December 22nd 2012, 21:11

Rail passengers in south-west England and parts of Wales are advised not to travel, as heavy rainfall causes disruption and flooding in parts of the UK.
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VIDEO: Diplomatic row over Queen Elizabeth Land

Saturday, December 22nd 2012, 19:53
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Buenos Aires

Argentina claims the area - which William Hague announced would be named Queen Elizabeth Land - is part of their territory, and on Friday summoned the British ambassador to Buenos Aires over the issue.
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Yuvraj praises 'finisher' Morgan

Saturday, December 22nd 2012, 19:03

India's Yuvraj Singh describes stand-in England captain Eoin Morgan as "a great finisher" after the T20 series is drawn.
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