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We have started to collect the most important news related to United Kingdom in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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United Kingdom: news

Argentina marks Belgrano sinking

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 6:09
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Belgrano, General Belgrano

Argentina marks the 30th anniversary of the sinking of the warship General Belgrano during the Falklands conflict with the UK.
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UK economy 'to return to growth'

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 23:01

The UK economy will return to growth in the second half of 2012, the CBI says, but it has cut its forecast for the year as a whole.
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News Corp board endorses Murdoch

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 19:49

The News Corporation board says it has "full confidence" in Rupert Murdoch following a highly critical UK parliamentary committee report.
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Hodgson headline 'unacceptable'

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 16:19

The Football Association says a headline in The Sun about England manager Roy Hodgson's manner of speech was "in poor taste".
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Ofcom 'won't be rushed' on BSkyB

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 16:16

Ofcom will not be "rushed into a knee-jerk reaction" in considering whether BSkyB is "fit and proper" to hold a broadcasting licence, the BBC understands.
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Anderson clear after thumb injury

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 13:07

England seamer James Anderson is given the all-clear following an X-ray on a thumb injury sustained playing for Lancashire.
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VIDEO: Typhoon jets test Olympic security

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 12:13

Air Commodore Gary Waterfall tells the BBC's Jonathan Beale the RAF is ''ready to respond'' to any threats to security at the London 2012 Olympics.
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Thick of It writer raps censors

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 10:38

A writer for British comedy The Thick of It criticises BBC America's decision to censor the award-winning political satire.
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VIDEO: Britons fined for penguin theft

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 8:49
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Two British tourists from Wales have been fined a thousand Australian dollars for stealing a penguin named Dirk from a theme park in Brisbane.
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Hodgson not surprised by England call

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 7:49

Roy Hodgson says he was not surprised to be offered the England manager's job by the Football Association.
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Gerrard welcomes Hodgson choice

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 19:41
related places: Liverpool

Steven Gerrard welcomes the appointment of his former Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson as England manager.
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Border force staff 'cut by 10%'

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 19:21

Figures obtained by the Labour Party reveal a 10% cut in the number of UK Border Force staff over the past two years.
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Eriksson backs Hodgson to succeed

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 17:13

Sven-Goran Eriksson urges fans to back his friend Roy Hodgson and insists he will be a big success as England manager.
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PM pledges Heathrow queues action

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 15:41
related places: London

David Cameron tells ministers they must admit there is a problem with long immigration queues at Heathrow, as plans for extra staffing are announced.
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VIDEO: Trust between UK and Afghan troops

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 15:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Eighteen foreign soldiers have been killed by members of the Afghan military since the start of the year. The latest to to be killed was last Friday.
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Once musical leads Tony shortlist

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 14:33

The musical version of Oscar-winning film Once leads the field at the 2012 Tonys, with Britain's James Corden also in the running.
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Hodgson appointed England manager

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 14:04

Roy Hodgson is named as the new England boss by the Football Association, with the 64-year-old agreeing a four-year deal.
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Growth in manufacturing 'slows'

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 9:34

Growth in the UK manufacturing sector slowed in April, according to the latest purchasing managers' index.
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Duran Duran to play Olympic gig

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 8:25

Duran Duran, Snow Patrol, Stereophonics and Paolo Nutini are to represent the four UK nations at a concert to mark the start of the Olympics.
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Stroke survivors 'feel abandoned'

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 0:57

Stroke survivors are being denied the chance to make the best recovery because of a lack of post-hospital care in the UK, a report suggests.
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Hodgson set to be England manager

Monday, April 30th 2012, 23:13

Roy Hodgson is expected to be presented as England manager at a news conference at 1600 BST on Tuesday.
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iPad '4G' claims face UK scrutiny

Monday, April 30th 2012, 23:01

Apple is facing a wider inquiry over its "4G" advertising of the latest iPad in the UK, the BBC understands.
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Pledge over airport queue delays

Monday, April 30th 2012, 19:56

The UK's Border Force will ensure all immigration desks are fully staffed during summer peak times, Immigration Minister Damian Green tells MPs.
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Trump suffers shock Worlds defeat

Monday, April 30th 2012, 16:41

UK champion Judd Trump suffers a shock 13-12 defeat to Ali Carter, while Matthew Stevens beats Barry Hawkins 13-11.
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UK ISPs must block The Pirate Bay

Monday, April 30th 2012, 16:16

Five major UK internet service providers are ordered by the High Court to prevent users from accessing popular file-sharing site The Pirate Bay.
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Olympic security test is unveiled

Monday, April 30th 2012, 14:29

Preparations begin for a major Olympics security exercise as it revealed surface-to-air missiles could be deployed at six sites across London.
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Man dies in ford amid flood risk

Monday, April 30th 2012, 13:51

A man dies after his car becomes submerged in a swollen ford as heavy rainfall raises the threat of flooding across large parts of England.
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I wish Hodgson well says Redknapp

Monday, April 30th 2012, 13:03

Harry Redknapp wishes Roy Hodgson well after the FA approaches the West Brom manager to coach England.
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Sundance ends first London visit

Monday, April 30th 2012, 11:28
related places: London

The inaugural Sundance London festival draws to a close, with pundits declaring the four-day film and music showcase "a qualified success".
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Model's return to war-ravaged Somalia

Monday, April 30th 2012, 10:30
related countries: Somalia Somalia

UK model questions her fate if she had remained in Somalia
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Red Cross held UK hostage talks

Monday, April 30th 2012, 10:07

"Every effort" was made to free kidnapped UK aid worker Khalil Dale before he was murdered, the British government and the International Committee of the Red Cross says.
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White knocks Adele off top spot

Monday, April 30th 2012, 8:26

Former White Stripes frontman Jack White goes straight in at number one on the UK album chart with his solo debut, Blunderbuss.
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Clydesdale/Yorkshire bank jobs go

Monday, April 30th 2012, 6:39

The Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks will cut 1,400 jobs by 2015 due to the worsening outlook for the UK economy, the banks' owner has announced.
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Qatada hostage deal 'offer' to UK

Monday, April 30th 2012, 5:33
related countries: Jordan Jordan

An al-Qaeda-linked group offers to free a hostage if Britain deports cleric Abu Qatada to a country other than Jordan.
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Flood warnings follow heavy rain

Monday, April 30th 2012, 1:04

Strong winds and rain bring down trees and power lines across England and Wales and lead to flood warnings in some areas.
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Kidnapped UK aid worker murdered

Sunday, April 29th 2012, 20:59
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A British aid worker kidnapped in Pakistan has been found dead, with a note saying he was killed by the Taliban, local police say.
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Chambers eligible for London 2012

Sunday, April 29th 2012, 17:45

Dwain Chambers is free to compete at the Olympics after a court overturns the BOA's lifetime ban on drug cheats.
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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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