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Finn doubtful for Nagpur finale

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 9:14
related countries: India India
related places: Nagpur

Steven Finn could miss the final Test because of a back injury as England chase a first series win in India since 1985.
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Life search starts in polar lake

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 2:39
related countries: Antarctica Antarctica

A British research team in Antarctica has launched a long-awaited project to hunt for life in a lake hidden beneath the ice-sheet.
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Renewed push over women bishops

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 1:40

Campaigners for women bishops in the Church of England say attempts at compromise should be abandoned, as bishops indicate fresh measures are being planned.
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Spice Girls launch stage musical

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 1:27
related places: London

The Spice Girls reunite in London for the world premiere of Viva Forever!, a stage musical based on their biggest hits.
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CofE gay marriage 'to be illegal'

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 21:12
related places: Church

The Church of England and Church in Wales will be banned in law from offering same-sex marriages, the government announces.
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Census shows rise in foreign-born

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 19:52

The number of foreign-born residents in England and Wales has risen by nearly three million in 10 years, as the 2011 census results reveal huge changes in the make-up of the population.
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Six Nations blow for Priestland

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 12:47

Scarlets fly-half Rhys Priestland will miss Wales' Six Nations campaign because of an Achilles tendon injury.
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Swann determined for series win

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 11:14
related countries: India India

Graeme Swann says England need to seal a series victory against India so that the team's 'magnificent' wins are not wasted.
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Jaguar considers new Saudi plant

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 8:38
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

West Midlands-based carmaker Jaguar Land Rover is to explore the option of manufacturing in Saudi Arabia, in what would be its second major overseas venture.
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EC sent independence talks letter

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 7:55

The European Commission receives a letter from the SNP government urging it to hold "early talks" on the possibility of Scotland becoming independent.
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Online ticket fraud complaints up

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 6:29

The number of complaints about online ticket fraud has increased, says UK reporting centre.
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Kate hoaxers 'gutted' over death

Monday, December 10th 2012, 22:53
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: London

The Australian radio hosts at the centre of the royal hospital hoax say they are "gutted and heartbroken'' over the death of nurse Jacintha Saldanha.
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Branson offers BA £1m Virgin bet

Monday, December 10th 2012, 22:28

Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson offers to bet British Airways £1m that the Virgin Atlantic brand will still be around in five years.
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VIDEO: Can The Hobbit live up to the hype?

Monday, December 10th 2012, 19:41

With the much-anticipated first instalment of The Hobbit set to hit the big screen in the UK, the film's stars have been speaking about their roles in the trilogy.
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Plans to move care from hospitals

Monday, December 10th 2012, 18:56

The government plans a "dramatic reduction" in the number of people with learning disabilities in hospitals in England in the wake of the Winterbourne View abuse scandal.
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VIDEO: DNA mapping for cancer patients

Monday, December 10th 2012, 18:55

Up to 100,000 patients with cancer and rare diseases in England are to have their entire genetic code sequenced.
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Garlic smuggler dodged £2m of tax

Monday, December 10th 2012, 16:38
related countries: China China
related places: London

A man from west London is on the run after being sentenced to six years in jail for smuggling Chinese garlic into the UK, dodging £2m in import duty.
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US and UK agree failed banks plan

Monday, December 10th 2012, 14:10
related countries: United States United States

US and UK regulators release a paper explaining how they will make sure bank shareholders, rather than taxpayers, lose out if banks fail.
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MPs call for drugs policy rethink

Monday, December 10th 2012, 9:28
related countries: Portugal Portugal

A committee of MPs urges ministers to closely consider a system of decriminalising drugs adopted in Portugal, saying the UK must rethink large parts of its drugs policy.
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Broken wins top indie film prize

Monday, December 10th 2012, 8:36

A drama about a schoolgirl whose life changes after she witnesses a violent attack is named best film at this year's British Independent Film Awards.
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Kate hoaxers 'sought permission'

Monday, December 10th 2012, 5:13
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The Australian radio station at the centre of the UK royal hospital hoax death says it tried to contact the nurses involved to seek permission to use the taped conversation.
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VIDEO: Lord Lucan: New police evidence

Monday, December 10th 2012, 1:34

Lord Lucan's brother says he believes new evidence could be grounds for a review of one of Britain's most puzzling murder cases.
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Selby defeats Murphy in UK final

Monday, December 10th 2012, 0:27

Mark Selby wins the biggest title of his career by beating Shaun Murphy 10-6 in the final of the UK Championship.
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Astronomer Sir Patrick Moore dies

Sunday, December 9th 2012, 21:33

Astronomer, broadcaster and author Sir Patrick Moore has died at his home at the age of 89.
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Kate hoax station orders review

Sunday, December 9th 2012, 20:40
related countries: Aruba Aruba

The Australian radio station at the centre of the UK royal hospital hoax death says it is going to review its broadcasting practices.
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Radcliffe 'desperate' to continue

Sunday, December 9th 2012, 13:55

Paula Radcliffe tells BBC Sport her racing career is not over after the foot surgery that ruled her out of London 2012.
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UK tax warning to multinationals

Sunday, December 9th 2012, 13:18

Danny Alexander tells multinational firms that paying UK tax is an obligation, not "a voluntary choice" they can make to please their customers.
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India make changes for final Test

Sunday, December 9th 2012, 8:55

India drop Zaheer Khan, Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh from their squad following their defeat by England in the third Test.
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Cook praises England character

Sunday, December 9th 2012, 8:47
related countries: India India

England captain Alastair Cook praises the character of his side after their seven-wicket win over India in the third Test.
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England complete third Test win

Sunday, December 9th 2012, 5:11
related countries: India India

England wrap up a seven-wicket victory in the third Test to take a 2-1 lead and move close to a first series win in India since 1985.
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Church set for Christmas tweets

Sunday, December 9th 2012, 2:39

Britain's senior Anglican bishops will be tweeting their Christmas Day sermons for the first time this year.
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Hospital anger at Kate hoax call

Sunday, December 9th 2012, 2:18
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Cambridge, London

The London hospital which employed a nurse who died after a radio hoax call about the Duchess of Cambridge protests to the Australian network, saying the incident is "tragic beyond words".
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Selby through to first UK final

Saturday, December 8th 2012, 21:42
related places: York

Mark Selby returns to number one in the world after beating Mark Davis 9-4 in the UK Championship snooker semi-final in York.
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Tax protesters target Starbucks

Saturday, December 8th 2012, 15:52

Tax avoidance campaigners say they are protesting at Starbucks cafes across the UK, despite the firm's pledge to pay millions of pounds of extra corporation tax for the next two years.
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Patience key for England - Finn

Saturday, December 8th 2012, 13:46
related countries: India India

Bowler Steven Finn says patience was key as a strong afternoon session saw England move to the brink of victory in the third Test against India.
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Paramilitaries 'behind NI trouble'

Saturday, December 8th 2012, 12:59

Police in Northern Ireland say loyalist paramilitaries have organised some of the violence over the last 24 hours.
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England on verge of India victory

Saturday, December 8th 2012, 12:00
related countries: India India

England are on the brink of a resounding win over India after the hosts closed day four on 239-9, a lead of 32.
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UK alert on Syrian chemical arms

Saturday, December 8th 2012, 11:44
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

British Foreign Secretary William Hague says the UK and the US have seen evidence that Syria is preparing to use chemical weapons.
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Paramilitaries 'behind NI trouble'

Saturday, December 8th 2012, 11:31

Police in Northern Ireland say loyalist paramilitaries have organised some of the over the last 24 hours.
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VIDEO: Cuba looks to weed for fresh power

Friday, December 7th 2012, 23:44
related countries: Cuba Cuba

A British company has just signed the first foreign investment deal in Cuba in a long time - a project to build a renewable energy power plant, to run a sugar mill and power a wide area of housing and businesses.
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Murphy seals dramatic comeback

Friday, December 7th 2012, 22:25
related places: York

Shaun Murphy stages a stunning comeback to defeat Ali Carter 9-8 in the semi-final of the UK Championship in York.
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Kate hoax call nurse found dead

Friday, December 7th 2012, 18:56
related places: Cambridge, London

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge say they are "deeply saddened" by the death of a nurse who took a hoax call about the duchess's condition.
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PM backs gay marriage in church

Friday, December 7th 2012, 17:26

David Cameron backs allowing churches in England and Wales to conduct same-sex marriages, sparking fury among some Tory MPs.
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Sharp fall in UK factory output

Friday, December 7th 2012, 15:03

UK manufacturing output in October fell at its fastest rate since June, official figures show, with food and drink output particularly low.
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Blitz interactive map unveiled

Friday, December 7th 2012, 12:52
related places: London

An interactive map showing the location of bombs dropped on London during World War II is created.
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Piracy accused 'happy case over'

Friday, December 7th 2012, 4:22
related countries: United States United States

A British student accused by the US authorities of running a website which broke copyright laws welcomes a deal which drops the case.
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VIDEO: Is Les Mis movie Oscar material?

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 21:55
related places: London, West End

The world premiere of Tom Hooper's film adaptation of Les Miserables has taken place in London's West End.
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Starbucks agrees to pay more tax

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 18:49

Coffee chain Starbucks takes the "unprecedented" step of agreeing to pay about £20m more in UK corporation tax over the next two years following a public outcry.
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Battle over 'strivers' tax' claim

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 14:48

Labour calls government plans to squeeze benefits a "strivers' tax", but ministers insist "strivers" will be better off after the Autumn Statement.
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SNP dismiss EU membership doubts

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 13:53

Scotland's Finance Secretary John Swinney rejects newspaper reports that an independent Scotland would have to reapply to join the European Union.
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Cook sets England century record

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 10:49
related countries: India India

Captain Alastair Cook sets a record for England Test centuries with his 23rd as the tourists dominate the third Test against India.
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Sex crime terms set to be tougher

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 9:08

Tougher sentences for rapists and other sex offenders in England and Wales will recognise the psychological harm they cause, says the Sentencing Council.
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Raphael work fetches record price

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 9:07
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: London

A chalk drawing by the Italian painter prompts frenzied bidding in London, fetching a record £29.7m for any drawing at auction.
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Plan for surgeons' league table

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 0:13

The medical director of the NHS in England, Sir Bruce Keogh, plans to publish performance data for individual surgeons within two years.
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Stars out for Les Mis premiere

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 22:49
related places: London

Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried are among the stars at the world premiere of the film version of the musical Les Miserables in London.
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UK warned on debt 'credibility'

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 19:28

The UK's failure to meet a key public debt target "weakens the credibility" of its top AAA credit rating, the Fitch ratings agency says.
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Benefit squeeze as economy slows

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 18:09

Chancellor George Osborne announces a squeeze on benefits as he admits the UK economy is doing worse than expected and he will miss debt reduction targets.
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£40bn of UK money in Swiss banks

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 17:19
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

An estimated £40bn is being held in Swiss bank accounts by UK taxpayers, documents accompanying the Autumn Statement show.
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Skyfall is UK's top-earning film

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 16:16

The latest James Bond film, Skyfall, becomes the highest-grossing film in UK box office history after just 40 days on release
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UK economy 'to contract in 2012'

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 15:39

The chancellor announces in his Autumn Statement that the Office for Budget Responsibility is predicting the UK economy will contract by 0.1% in 2012.
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West Ham first choice for stadium

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 12:50

West Ham United are named as the preferred bidders to take over the £429m London 2012 Olympic Stadium.
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England take third Test advantage

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 11:07
related countries: India India
related places: Kolkata

England enjoy the better of the first day of the third Test, restricting India to 273-7 in Kolkata despite losing the toss.
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UK service sector 'slows again'

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 10:52

Activity in the UK service sector grew at its slowest pace in almost two years in November, a survey indicates.
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Snow leads to crashes and delays

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 10:25

Snow has fallen in parts of southern England and north-eastern Scotland, causing accidents and delays.
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More very early babies surviving

Wednesday, December 5th 2012, 0:36
related places: More

More babies who are born prematurely - before 26 weeks gestation - are surviving than ever before, according to a detailed study of births in England.
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Carter ends Joyce challenge at UK

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 22:24

Mark Joyce cannot repeat his win over top seed Judd Trump as Ali Carter wins their second-round match at the UK Championship.
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Rangers to boycott Dundee Utd tie

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 18:37

Rangers say they will not take up their allocation of tickets for February's Scottish Cup fixture at Dundee United.
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Change to royal succession agreed

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 18:20

All Commonwealth realms agree to a bill to change royal succession rules which discriminated against women, as a pregnant Duchess of Cambridge remains in hospital with severe morning sickness.
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Scouts consider oath for atheists

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 17:12

The UK Scout Association launches a consultation to see if its members would back an alternative oath for those who feel unable to pledge a "duty to God".
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VIDEO: Jamaican music's Clarks love affair

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 16:35
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica
related places: How

How did Clarks shoes, best known as the back-to-school staple for the children of Britain, become the must-have brand for Jamaica's reggae and rap stars?
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England want Wales at Twickenham

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 12:41
related places: Twickenham

RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie says England want to host their World Cup 2015 clash with Wales at Twickenham.
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Swimming chiefs defended by Parry

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 11:46

Steve Parry says British Swimming should have time to appoint a new head coach despite Rebecca Adlington's concerns.
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Williams quit threat after defeat

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 11:45

Mark Williams says he is considering retiring from snooker after losing in the first round of the UK Championship to Mark King.
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Tui did not pay corporation tax

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 11:43

Tui Travel admits that it did not pay any corporation tax in the year to 30 September, despite reporting a profit of £390m for the 12 months.
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BA cutting 400 cabin crew jobs

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 9:32

British Airways confirms that it is cutting 400 senior cabin crew positions on both its long and short-haul routes.
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Rihanna to headline T in the Park

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 8:00

Barbadian singer and Mumford & Sons to top Scotland's biggest festival as it celebrates its 20th year.
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Solar plant 'largest in Africa'

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 7:52

A UK firm announces plans to build what they claim is the biggest solar power plant in Africa, which aims to provide electricity to 100,000 homes.
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UK economy 'not as bad in 2012'

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 0:07

The British Chambers of Commerce increases its forecast for UK growth for 2012 but still expects the economy to shrink.
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Wales eye England game in Cardiff

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 20:20
related places: Cardiff

WRU chief Roger Lewis proposes that Wales' 2015 Rugby World Cup pool game with England should be at the Millennium Stadium.
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England and Wales draw Australia

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 17:32

Hosts England draw Wales and Australia in their 2015 Rugby World Cup pool, Scotland face South Africa and Ireland draw France.
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Swimming is in a mess - Adlington

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 17:01
related places: Adlington

Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington criticises British Swimming for the delay in naming a new head coach.
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Pressure mounts over Israel plans

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 15:49
related countries: France France, Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Britain and France summon Israeli ambassadors in protest at Israel's decision to approve new homes in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
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Starbucks 'planning tax changes'

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 15:22

Starbucks is planning to change the way it operates so that it will end up paying corporation tax in the UK, the BBC has learned.
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Redgrave set to star in Much Ado

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 12:49
related places: London

Mark Rylance is to direct Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing at London's Old Vic next year.
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Global firms' tax pay 'an insult'

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 12:41

Global firms operating in the UK that pay little or no tax are an "insult" to British businesses and HMRC needs to be tougher with them, MPs say.
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UK summons Israel's ambassador

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 11:55
related countries: Israel Israel

The UK warns Israel of a "strong reaction" if it carries out plans to expand settlement building in the occupied Palestinian territories.
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Hospitals are 'full to bursting'

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 9:49

Hospitals are "full to bursting" in England, creating a potentially dangerous environment for patients, an analysis by experts suggests.
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Colman up for two comedy awards

Sunday, December 2nd 2012, 23:12

Olivia Colman will compete against herself and two others in the best actress category at this year's British Comedy Awards.
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Joyce shocks Trump in first round

Sunday, December 2nd 2012, 22:51

World number 50 Mark Joyce knocks world number one and holder Judd Trump out of the UK Championship.
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Starbucks: We must do more on tax

Sunday, December 2nd 2012, 18:16

Global coffee chain Starbucks says it is in talks with UK authorities over how much tax it pays.
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Hibernian 1-0 Hearts

Sunday, December 2nd 2012, 17:29

A late deflected strike from David Wotherspoon earns Hibernian a Scottish Cup win over trophy-holders Hearts.
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Halfpenny released from hospital

Sunday, December 2nd 2012, 11:47

Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny is released from hospital after having scans on the neck injury he suffered against Australia.
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Fracking firm ready to press on

Sunday, December 2nd 2012, 5:25

The head of a company involved in fracking says it is ready to press on quickly with shale gas production if a UK ban on the technique is lifted.
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Win was unbelievable - Lancaster

Saturday, December 1st 2012, 20:20
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Lancaster

Head coach Stuart Lancaster says England's thrilling victory over New Zealand is an "unbelievable achievement".
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We must stick together - Wenger

Saturday, December 1st 2012, 19:44
related places: London

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger urges the London club to remain united in the belief his struggling side's form will improve.
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Higgins through but Ding goes out

Saturday, December 1st 2012, 19:01

John Higgins snatches three frames in a row to defeat Michael Holt 6-3 in the first round of the UK Championship.
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Snow falls in some parts of UK

Saturday, December 1st 2012, 17:47

Snow has fallen across parts of the UK, with forecasters predicting more over the weekend.
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Wales 12-14 Australia

Saturday, December 1st 2012, 17:08
related countries: Australia Australia

Wales fall to a seventh successive defeat after Kurtley Beale scores a last-minute try for Australia.
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PM urging greater Aids awareness

Saturday, December 1st 2012, 4:24

There is still too much ignorance about HIV and Aids, David Cameron says, as figures suggest 25,000 people in the UK have the virus but do not know.
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UK stops £21m payment to Rwanda

Friday, November 30th 2012, 18:02
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda Rwanda

The UK suspends aid to Rwanda worth £21m, amid concerns about the country's role in the conflict in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.
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