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'Lost decade' warning on growth

Sunday, April 29th 2012, 13:22

Labour's Ed Balls says Britain faces a "lost-decade style" period of slow growth, days after official figures showed the economy returned to recession.
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EastEnders is named best soap

Sunday, April 29th 2012, 9:33

EastEnders wins seven British Soap Awards including best British soap with Coronation Street also taking seven prizes.
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VIDEO: Redford and Charles at Sundance

Sunday, April 29th 2012, 8:05
related places: Charles

There was a rare combination of British Royalty and Hollywood stars last night when Prince Charles and actor Robert Redford met at the Sundance London film and music festival.
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Cardinal: PM tax stance 'immoral'

Sunday, April 29th 2012, 4:36

Scotland's most senior Roman Catholic accuses Prime Minister David Cameron of immorality over tax policy, and calls for more aid for the poor.
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600lb bomb was 'fully primed'

Saturday, April 28th 2012, 20:44
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Police say that a bomb found close to the border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic contained 600 pounds of explosives and was fully primed.
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Afghan death soldier named by MoD

Saturday, April 28th 2012, 19:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier fatally shot in southern Afghanistan on Friday has been named as Guardsman Michael Roland, from 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards.
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Border Force 'ready' for Olympics

Saturday, April 28th 2012, 15:33

The UK Border Force says it is "fully prepared to manage busy periods" like the Olympics despite criticism over delays at Heathrow Airport.
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VIDEO: Shakespeare gets Chinese treatment

Saturday, April 28th 2012, 9:04
related countries: China China
related places: London

China's National Theatre is performing for the first time overseas at the Globe Theatre in London.
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VIDEO: Street Child World Cup visits London

Saturday, April 28th 2012, 5:59
related places: London

Street Child World Cup: Team Brazil visits London
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Man arrested after 'bomb threat'

Friday, April 27th 2012, 16:15
related places: London

A man is arrested after buildings around London's Tottenham Court Road were evacuated amid reports of a bomb threat.
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Tappin vows to fight terror claim

Friday, April 27th 2012, 7:22
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

A retired UK businessman extradited to the US on charges of plotting to sell weapons parts to Iran says he will vigorously contest the claim.
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Italian murder suspect held in UK

Friday, April 27th 2012, 5:07
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: London

A man wanted by police in Italy on suspicion of murdering a police officer in 1982 is arrested after being seen in a post office queue in London.
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UK curbing exports to Argentina

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 22:25
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

UK Business Secretary Vince Cable says all UK exports to Argentine armed forces are being halted amid tension over the Falkland Islands.
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Donald wants more English events

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 20:16

World number two Luke Donald says there should be more European Tour events taking place in his native England.
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Weather 'may hit Bolt record bid'

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 18:35

Usain Bolt's hopes of breaking the 100m world record at the London Olympics may be harmed by the British weather, says his coach.
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I missed NoW 'cover-up' - Murdoch

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 17:17

Rupert Murdoch tells the Leveson Inquiry into media ethics there was a "cover-up" at the News of the World but that it was kept hidden from him.
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China death businessman 'no spy'

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 17:02
related countries: China China

William Hague denies claims that Neil Heywood - who died in China last November - might have been a member of British intelligence.
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Olympic festival unveils line-up

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 15:06

London 2012 Festival organisers unveil the final line-up of the 12-week celebration of the arts that runs alongside the Olympic Games.
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Redford slams PM's 'narrow' view

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 14:16

Veteran actor Robert Redford has criticised David Cameron after he suggested that UK film-makers should focus on commercially viable movies.
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Smith to consider England offer

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 12:42

Former All Blacks assistant coach Wayne Smith ponders whether to accept a coaching role with England, with Mike Catt set to take a temporary role on the South Africa tour.
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Raleigh sold to Accell for $100m

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 9:05
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Raleigh Cycle, one of the best-known and oldest bicycle makers in the UK, is bought by Dutch rival Accell for $100m (£62m).
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Showing paintings of British suburban houses to Saudis

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 8:31
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Showing Lowry and suburbia to Saudi art lovers
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VIDEO: Palestinian life inspires comic film

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 8:06
related places: London

Man Without a Cellphone by Sameh Zoabi tops the bill at this year's Palestine film festival in London.
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'Encouraging' trading at Barclays

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 7:11

UK bank Barclays says it made an "encouraging" start to the year as it reports its first-quarter results.
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'No evidence' of harm by mobiles

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 6:17

There is still no evidence mobile phones harm human health, says a major safety review for the UK's Health Protection Agency.
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Police watchdog seeks new powers

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 0:05

The police watchdog for England and Wales wants new powers to force officers to attend interviews if they witness a fatal shooting by a colleague.
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Battleship stays afloat in chart

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 15:35
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Yemen Yemen

Battleship tops the UK and Ireland box office chart for a second consecutive week, fending off Salmon Fishing In The Yemen.
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Crucible crowd angers beaten Ding

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 14:31

China's Ding Junhui adds to the controversy at the Crucible as he hits out at fans and conditions following his defeat by Wales' Ryan Day.
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Kenyan record holder to miss 2012

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 13:47

Kenya's Olympic selectors spring a surprise and leave marathon world record holder Patrick Makau out of their London 2012 squad.
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Hughes letters to be published

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 13:05

The British Library is publishing a series of letters between former Poet Laureate Ted Hughes and critic and academic Keith Sagar.
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Madeleine 'age nine image' released

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 11:34

British police reviewing the evidence around Madeleine McCann's disappearance in Portugal five years ago issue an image of what she might look like now.
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Economy in double-dip recession

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 11:30

The UK returns to recession, after a sharp fall in construction leads to the economy shrinking by 0.2% in the first three months of 2012.
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Heavy rain brings flood warnings

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 10:21

Eight flood warnings are in force in south-west England, which is in drought, but experts say the current rain will not be enough to replenish groundwater.
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British athlete fails doping test

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 9:31

British Bobsleigh confirms that one of its athletes has been provisionally suspended after testing positive for a banned substance.
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Figures to show recession status

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 6:04

Figures out on Wednesday will show whether the UK economy grew in the first three months of the year or has returned to recession.
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Hard drives offer undeleted data

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 23:04

Many people are a "soft touch" for fraudsters because they fail to wipe data from old disks, says the UK's privacy watchdog.
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Olympic torch wins design award

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 19:32

The London Olympic torch wins the prestigious Design of the Year award 2012.
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Row grows over 'social cleansing'

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 17:55
related places: London, Stoke

The government defends its housing benefit cap as it emerges a Labour-controlled London council is trying to house its families 160 miles away.
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Spain breaks up trafficking ring

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 17:44
related countries: Spain Spain

Spanish police arrest 22 people and break up a gang trying to smuggle Iranians into Britain through the Canary Islands.
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This could kill Rangers - McCoist

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 17:34

Manager Ally McCoist warns that the Scottish FA's sanctions against Rangers could put the club out of business.
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Disney opera to get UK premiere

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 16:41

Philip Glass's opera about Walt Disney is to get its UK premiere at the English National Opera (ENO).
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Pearce 'may name Euro 2012 squad'

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 15:41

Caretaker boss Stuart Pearce could name England's Euro 2012 squad on or around 10 May if a new manager is not in place.
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UK police 'aim to find Madeleine'

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 15:06

The British detective leading the year-old UK review into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann tells BBC Panorama the "ultimate objective" is finding the girl.
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Rangers fans voice outrage at SFA

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 11:05

Rangers supporters groups are outraged by penalties imposed on their club by the Scottish Football Association.
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Five arrested in anti-terror raid

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 10:51
related places: Luton

Five men aged between 21 and 35 are arrested in Luton on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
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Government hits borrowing target

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 10:27
related places: March

The UK government borrowed more than expected in March, official figures show, but still met its borrowing target for the year.
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Animal cruelty convictions rise

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 6:15

The number of people convicted of animal cruelty and neglect rose by nearly a quarter in England and Wales last year, the RSPCA says.
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Court hears Bin Laden testimony

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 4:47
related countries: United States United States

A British man convicted of plotting to blow up an aircraft tells a court that Osama Bin Laden said his attack would bring down the US economy.
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Marathon death donations rocket

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 23:36

Donations to a fund-raising page set up by a woman who collapsed close to the London Marathon finish line rise to more than £200,000.
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Rangers get 12-month transfer ban

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 23:24

Rangers owner Craig Whyte is banned for life by the SFA, which also hands the club a 12-month transfer embargo.
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Shoe-bomber supergrass testifies in US

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 23:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Convicted UK al-Qaeda man tells all in New York terror trial
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IAG says BMI Baby sale 'doubtful'

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 20:59

The owner of British Airways and Iberia doubts it will be able to sell two loss-making units of BMI, which it recently bought from Lufthansa.
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End lifetime drug bans - Edwards

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 19:15

Former Olympic champion Jonathan Edwards is happy the British Olympic Association's lifetime ban for drug cheats looks set to be overturned.
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Marathon runners' details leaked

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 18:50

The home and email addresses of 38,000 entrants to the London Marathon were accidentally published on the organisers' website, the BBC discovers.
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Global Shakespeare festival opens

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 15:31
related places: London

A festival that will see Shakespeare's 37 plays performed in 37 languages, from Swahili to sign language, gets under way in London.
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VIDEO: Shakespeare played 70 different ways

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 7:12
related places: London

The World Shakespeare Festival opens in London with 70 productions of the Bard's plays being performed in very new and surprising ways.
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Olympics train hotspots revealed

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 1:14
related places: London

Olympics organisers publish full details of the Tube and rail "hotspots" that those who live, work and travel in London are advised to avoid during the Games.
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Thousands take part in marathon

Sunday, April 22nd 2012, 16:51

The 32nd London Marathon sees more than 37,500 elite runners, amateurs and celebrities taking part.
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Second man dies at Spanish resort

Sunday, April 22nd 2012, 14:35
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: London

A man from London dies after falling from a balcony at a hotel in Magaluf - the second Briton to die at the Spanish resort in three days.
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Britain extraditing Lib Dem donor

Sunday, April 22nd 2012, 13:41
related countries: Dominica Dominica, Dominican Republic Dominican Republic

Convicted fraudster and former Lib Dem donor Michael Brown is in Spain where he is to face a hearing for extradition to the UK next week.
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Kipsang and Keitany win marathon

Sunday, April 22nd 2012, 12:47
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Wilson Kipsang and Mary Keitany complete a Kenyan double at the London Marathon, as Claire Hallissey shines for Britain.
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Mugger blinds diplomat in one eye

Sunday, April 22nd 2012, 11:47
related places: London

A British diplomat is mugged in London, leaving him blind in one eye, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office says.
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Man charged for Canada dog 'cull'

Saturday, April 21st 2012, 12:10
related countries: Canada Canada

A man who admitted killing more than 50 huskies in the Canadian province of British Columbia is charged with animal cruelty.
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Dog microchips plan for England

Saturday, April 21st 2012, 10:50

Compulsory microchips for dogs are to be introduced in England, under plans expected to be announced by government ministers on Monday.
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Osborne faces IMF loan criticism

Saturday, April 21st 2012, 3:32

The chancellor is criticised by some Conservative backbenchers and Labour after announcing Britain is to commit another £10bn to the IMF.
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Teen twins in '$1.2m stock fraud'

Saturday, April 21st 2012, 0:00
related countries: United States United States

British twins who were 16 when they allegedly defrauded investors out of $1.2m via a bogus stock-picking robot face charges in the US.
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IMF doubles its lending firepower

Friday, April 20th 2012, 21:38

The IMF says it has pledges for $430bn (£247bn) of the extra funds it was seeking to help economies in trouble - including just under $15bn from the UK.
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Semenya qualifies for London 2012

Friday, April 20th 2012, 21:01

South Africa's former 800m world champion Caster Semenya secures her place at the London Olympics.
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Badger cull plans to be reviewed

Friday, April 20th 2012, 20:11

Government plans to cull badgers in England are to to be reviewed in the High Court following a legal challenge by the Badger Trust.
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China police 'knew UK man killed'

Friday, April 20th 2012, 18:24
related countries: China China
related places: Chongqing

Chongqing police knew UK man Neil Heywood had been murdered and a cover-up began immediately, a senior Chinese journalist tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: Murky background to Heywood's death

Friday, April 20th 2012, 16:18
related places: Heywood

As China's communist party admit that Neil Heywood may have been murdered, there are still questions about whether the real reason for the British businessman's death will ever emerge.
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Miliband: Stop Bahrain Grand Prix

Friday, April 20th 2012, 13:39
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Labour leader Ed Miliband says the Grand Prix in Bahrain should not go ahead, amid continuing protests against the government.
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BA-owner completes BMI takeover

Friday, April 20th 2012, 11:41

The owner of British Airways and Iberia, IAG, has completed its takeover of BMI from Lufthansa.
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Tube station boy killers detained

Friday, April 20th 2012, 11:03

Three teenagers are detained for life for the murder of a 15-year-old boy who was stabbed to death at a central London Tube station.
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Strauss out for second-ball duck

Friday, April 20th 2012, 10:27
related places: Durham

England captain Andrew Strauss is dismissed for a second-ball duck on the second morning of Middlesex's clash with Durham.
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Demand for rickets death inquiry

Friday, April 20th 2012, 10:07
related places: London

A couple acquitted of murdering their four-month-old son call for an inquiry into two London hospitals responsible for his care.
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Redknapp receives England backing

Friday, April 20th 2012, 8:46
related places: Tottenham

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp "would make a good England coach", says Bolton Wanderers chairman Phil Gartside.
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BOA expects defeat on drugs rule

Friday, April 20th 2012, 8:10

The British Olympic Association believes it will lose its court battle with the World Anti-Doping Agency, BBC Sport understands.
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UK terror convict 'met Bin Laden'

Friday, April 20th 2012, 2:35
related places: New York

A British man jailed for plotting to blow up a plane says he met Osama Bin Laden, in a landmark testimony at a New York terror trial.
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In pictures: Africa's exiled Olympians

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 23:56
related places: London

Africa-born athletes competing under new flags in London
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RFU 'has to publish mole report'

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 18:02

The RFU should publish the report investigating who leaked the review into England's World Cup performance, says players' chief Damian Hopley.
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May stands by Abu Qatada deadline

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 13:09

The home secretary tells MPs radical cleric Abu Qatada's deportation case has "no right" to be referred to the European Court of Human Rights.
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Men jailed over girl's shooting

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 11:53
related places: London

Three men are jailed for life for a shooting in a south London shop which left a five-year-old girl paralysed.
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Clarke 'hopeful' of court reform

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 11:01

Justice Secretary Ken Clarke says he is optimistic that agreement will be reached among 47 member states to overhaul the European Court of Human Rights
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Howley to lead Wales in Australia

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 10:55
related countries: Australia Australia

Wales coach Warren Gatland will not travel to Australia this summer for three-Test tour, with Rob Howley taking temporary charge of team.
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Erotic book becomes UK bestseller

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 9:55

Erotic novel Fifty Shades Of Grey, by British novelist E L James, becomes a number one bestseller in the UK, Bookseller reports.
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BA surcharge fine halved by OFT

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 7:38

The Office of Fair Trading sharply reduces a fine imposed on British Airways for colluding over fuel surcharges with Virgin Atlantic.
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Hackers target abortion provider

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 3:59

Thousands of attempts have been made to hack into the computers of Britain's largest provider of abortion services, the BBC learns.
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VIDEO: Final marathon for 101-year-old

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 2:28

A 101-year-old runner has told the BBC that this Sunday’s London Marathon will be his last long distance race.
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VIDEO: UN wives ask Asma for Syria peace

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 19:04
related countries: Germany Germany, Syria Syria

The wives of the British and German ambassadors to the UN have released a four-minute video urging President Assad's wife Asma to help end the violence in Syria.
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Doubt over Abu Qatada deportation

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 18:39

The radical cleric's deportation is in doubt after an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights, which the home secretary calls a "delaying tactic".
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Give a 'hoodie' a job - Grayling

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 16:38

The employment minister says firms should hire young British people "from a poor background" rather than more experienced foreign workers.
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HSBC to sell yuan bond in London

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 15:24
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: London

HSBC is to issue benchmark bonds in London in the Chinese currency, the first time it has been done outside mainland China or Hong Kong.
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UK unemployment falls by 35,000

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 10:44

UK unemployment has fallen by 35,000 to 2.65 million, the first fall since last spring, according to the Office for National Statistics.
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GB 'will win 27 golds at Games'

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 9:39

A study released exclusively to the BBC claims Team GB is on track for its biggest gold-medal haul in a century at London 2012.
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Events mark 100 days to Olympics

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 9:02

The official London Olympic motto is revealed as events are held to mark 100 days to the 2012 Games opening ceremony.
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Obama's father among secret files

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 8:05
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Obama's father features in files on UK's Kenya fears
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Tesco to spend £1bn on UK revamp

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 8:03

Tesco unveils details of a plan to invest £1bn to try to improve its UK business, as it announces a 5.3% rise in profits in the past financial year.
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China vows Bo Xilai scandal probe

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 5:37
related countries: China China

China promises a "thorough" investigation into a top politician linked to the death of a UK businessman, after PM David Cameron holds talks with envoy.
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Secret colonial papers released

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 0:00

Secret files on British colonial rule - once thought lost - have been released by the government, one year after they came to light.
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