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Girl hid under shooting victims

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 11:35
related countries: France France

A girl has been found hiding inside a British-registered car in which three bodies were discovered eight hours earlier, French police say.
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UK growth forecast cut by OECD

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 11:08

The OECD predicts the UK economy will contract by 0.7% this year, worse than its earlier forecast of 0.5% growth.
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In pictures: Musicians jam aboard the Africa Express

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 8:45

Pictures from the train taking African music around the UK
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French gun victims 'UK tourists'

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 6:01
related countries: France France
related places: Four

Three of the four victims of a shooting in a quiet area of the French Alps appear to have been British tourists, a local official says.
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Honda invests £267m in UK plant

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 23:11
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Honda, Swindon

Japanese car maker Honda is to invest £267m at its UK plant at Swindon as part of a plan to nearly double production.
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Amla helps S Africa draw series

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 20:00
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers hit half centuries as South Africa cruise to victory over England to draw the one-day series.
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Cameron launches airports review

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 17:25
related places: Heathrow

The government is to look at ways to expand the UK's airport capacity, amid suggestions the prime minister will perform a U-turn over a third runway at Heathrow.
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GB duo earn tennis silver medal

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 16:43

Britain's Peter Norfolk and Andy Lapthorne win a silver medal in the quad doubles tennis after losing the final.
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Friendly fire family praise medic

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 15:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The family of a British soldier killed in a friendly fire attack in Afghanistan publicly thank the Army medic who tried to save his life.
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Petrol price review is launched

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 15:10

The UK petrol and diesel sector is being put under the microscope by the fair trading watchdog amid rising prices at the pumps.
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Stones to walk London red carpet

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 13:37
related places: London

Veteran rockers The Rolling Stones are expected to attend the world premiere of a new documentary about them as part of the 2012 BFI London Film Festival.
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Mars warning over deep-fried bar

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 13:24

Chocolate manufacturing giant Mars distances itself from the deep-fried Mars bar made famous by Scottish fish and chip shops.
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Hodgson's England 'more relaxed'

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 13:05
related places: Everton

Everton left-back Leighton Baines believes Roy Hodgson's relaxed managerial style will get the best out of England.
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Death fall window 'propped up'

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 10:27
related places: London

A half-tonne window frame which crushed a lawyer in central London was propped up against a wall, an inquest hears.
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FSA demands commission clampdown

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 9:52

The UK's financial watchdog calls for a clampdown on commissions paid for selling insurance, loans and bank accounts.
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Poorest UK children 'need help'

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 0:39

The charity Save the Children, best known for helping some of the world's poorest families, has launched its first appeal to help UK children.
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Shot man pursuit video released

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 20:35
related places: London

Footage showing the pursuit of suspects in north London which led to the fatal shooting of Azelle Rodney seven years ago is released.
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Free agent Owen signs for Stoke

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 17:09
related places: Stoke

Former Manchester United and England striker Michael Owen signs for Stoke City.
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Malaysians lose 'massacre' fight

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 16:13
related countries: China China
related places: London

A group of Malaysians seeking an inquiry into the 1948 killing of 24 villagers by British troops lose their fight in London's High Court.
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Christians take fight to Europe

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 14:03

Four British Christians who claim they lost their jobs because of discrimination against their beliefs take their cases to the European Court of Human Rights.
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Bowie retrospective due at V&A

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 11:15
related places: London, March

The David Bowie Archive gives unprecedented access to London's V&A museum for the first international career retrospective of the star, to open next March.
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Gatland named as Lions head coach

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 10:01
related countries: Australia Australia, Ireland Ireland

Wales boss Warren Gatland is named British and Irish Lions coach for the 2013 tour to Australia.
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Fear over cat bug risk to humans

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 9:15

Experts urge more awareness about a disease spread by cats as figures suggest 350,000 people a year in the UK get infected with toxoplasmosis.
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One Direction agree on band name

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 8:03
related countries: United States United States

One Direction have reached an agreement with a US group, also called One Direction, that the UK boyband can keep using the name.
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Student visa 'chaos' claim by MPs

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 6:08
related places: London

Efforts to tighten student visa rules are criticised, as a London university launches legal action over a ban on recruiting overseas students.
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Olympics 'hurt UK retail sales'

Tuesday, September 4th 2012, 1:21

Retail sales in the UK were lower in August as the popularity of the Olympics hit traffic at stores, the British Retail Consortium says.
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Dinners blog inspires Brazil teen

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 23:45
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Brazil Brazil

Scottish school dinners blog inspires Brazilian teenager
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Monday, September 3rd 2012, 20:11

London Metropolitan University is launching legal action against the UK Border Agency's decision to revoke its licence to sponsor international students.
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GB's Bushell wins 100m T53 gold

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 19:20

Wheelchair racer Mickey Bushell, a silver medallist four years ago, wins the T53 100m gold medal at the London Paralympics.
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VIDEO: Door to ex-leader's missing millions?

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 18:49
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The UK government is failing in its commitment to freeze assets of the regime of former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak, a BBC investigation has found.
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GCSEs unfair to pupils, says Gove

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 15:55

England's education secretary Michael Gove admits GCSE pupils were treated unfairly following this year's grade boundaries row.
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Free school numbers to rise by 55

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 12:10

Fifty-five new free schools are due to open in England, the government says, amid Labour criticism of wasted money and the wrong areas being targeted.
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UK manufacturing orders pick up

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 9:58

The downturn in UK manufacturing unexpectedly eased last month as domestic orders boosted output, a survey indicates.
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Paralympics 'taken to UK's heart'

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 3:19

Organisers hail the way the UK has embraced the Paralympics, with the Games set to welcome the one-millionth visitor over the next two days.
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UK accused over Mubarak-era money

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 0:30
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The UK is failing in its commitment to freeze assets of the regime of former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak, a BBC investigation finds.
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Stosur ends Robson's US Open run

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 23:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Robson

Britain's Laura Robson is out of the US Open after losing 6-4 6-4 to defending champion Sam Stosur in the fourth round.
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VIDEO: How to test a jet fighter helmet

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 23:17
related places: Rochester

Alan Jowett of BAE Systems explains how the modern digital smart helmets that his company manufacture in Rochester, England, are tested before being shipped to customers.
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Paralympics: Meet the international fans

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 17:52

International fans excited at London Paralympic Games
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Bell helps England to series lead

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 17:34
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Ian Bell hits a classy 88 as England chase down a target of 221 to beat South Africa by six wickets in the fourth ODI.
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Pilot whales stranded on coast

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 16:08

A total of 16 pilot whales die and 10 others are saved after being stranded on the east coast of Scotland.
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GB's mixed four win rowing gold

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 11:02

Britain's mixed coxed four win a thrilling gold to secure the only rowing medal for the host nation at Eton Dorney.
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Ofsted chief urges GCSE overhaul

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 10:02

GCSE exams should be "thoroughly overhauled," the chief schools inspector in England says, as he raises concerns about examination standards.
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PM 'fighting' for economic growth

Sunday, September 2nd 2012, 8:01

David Cameron says he wants to "cut through the dither" holding the UK back, as he prepares a series of measures designed to promote economic growth.
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Simmonds sets new record for gold

Saturday, September 1st 2012, 17:26

Britain's Ellie Simmonds knocks five seconds off the world record to win gold in the S6 400m freestyle.
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Thalidomide apology 'insulting'

Saturday, September 1st 2012, 11:33

The company which invented thalidomide has "insulted" those affected by the drug by issuing an "insincere" apology, British campaigners say.
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Fachie & Storey win tandem gold

Saturday, September 1st 2012, 9:43

Britain's Neil Fachie and Barney Storey win tandem after mechanical failure hits team-mates Anthony Kappes and Craig MacLean.
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Pietersen & Flower set for talks

Saturday, September 1st 2012, 8:56

Kevin Pietersen will meet with England team director Andy Flower on Saturday to discuss his international future.
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England win levels one-day series

Friday, August 31st 2012, 21:07
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Eoin Morgan hits 73 as England beat South Africa by four wickets in the third one-day international to level the series at 1-1.
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Jump in number of bank complaints

Friday, August 31st 2012, 20:17

Complaints made about British banks - including ones related to the mis-selling of payment protection insurance - soar, new figures show.
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No regrades of English GCSE marks

Friday, August 31st 2012, 17:01

England's exams regulator, Ofqual, says there will be no regrading of English GCSEs in the row over grade boundary changes.
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Three jailed for £10m Ponzi fraud

Friday, August 31st 2012, 15:18

A couple and an accountant are jailed for cheating British ex-pats in Majorca out of £10m, in a Ponzi investment scheme.
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Abramovich wins UK court battle

Friday, August 31st 2012, 14:38
related countries: Russia Russia

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich wins a £3bn breach of trust and contract case brought by exiled Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky at London court.
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McGlynn & Scott win tandem silver

Friday, August 31st 2012, 9:27

Aileen McGlynn and pilot Helen Scott win Britain's first medal on day two of the Paralympics with tandem silver.
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Assange 'facing year in embassy'

Friday, August 31st 2012, 6:29
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador
related places: London

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange predicts he will remain inside Ecuador's London embassy for "six to 12 months" before the case against him will be dropped.
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UK 'needs infrastructure boost'

Friday, August 31st 2012, 5:19

The British Chambers of Commerce calls for government spending on infrastructure as it forecasts a 0.4% shrinkage of GDP in 2012.
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Friday, August 31st 2012, 4:35
related countries: Russia Russia

A British court is due to rule in the legal battle between the owner of Chelsea Football club, Roman Abramovich and another Russian oligarch Boris Beresovsky.
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GB claim gold, silver and bronze

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 18:59
related places: London

Great Britain win gold medals in track cycling and swimming on day one of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
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Carroll heads to West Ham on loan

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 18:18
related places: Liverpool, London, West Ham

Liverpool striker Andy Carroll joins West Ham on a season-long loan deal.
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University's visa licence revoked

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 17:16
related places: London

A university is banned from teaching and recruiting overseas students, leaving more than 2,000 potentially facing removal from the UK.
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Storey wins Britain's first gold

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 16:00

Para-cyclist Sarah Storey wins Britain's first gold medal of the 2012 Paralympics and her eighth Paralympic title.
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Summer is 'wettest in 100 years'

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 15:42

This summer is set to be the second wettest in the UK since records began in 1910, figures show.
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Terry included in England squad

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 12:05
related countries: Moldova Moldova, Ukraine Ukraine

Roy Hodgson includes John Terry in his England squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Moldova and Ukraine.
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UK net migration numbers decrease

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 10:42

Net migration to the UK falls, but remains at more than double the government's target of fewer than 100,000 a year.
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Paralympics under way in London

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 9:27
related places: London

The Paralympics gets down to business as the sport gets under way, following Wednesday's night spectacular opening ceremony.
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Expectations to close London gala

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 8:10
related places: London

This year's London Film Festival will close with the European premiere of new Dickens adaptation Great Expectations, directed by Mike Newell and starring Helena Bonham Carter.
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Paralympics 'return home' to UK

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 6:25

Paralympics chief Lord Coe says people should prepare to be "inspired, dazzled and moved", as the Queen opens the Games at a spectacular ceremony in London.
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Schools warned over uniform cost

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 0:49

Schools in England are being urged to keep the cost of school uniforms down, as many "rebrand" themselves as new academies.
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VIDEO: Fishy goings-on at Tokyo expo

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 20:13
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: London, Tokyo

Designer tanks in an aquarium in Tokyo, decorated prosthetic limbs on show in London and other art stories from around the world.
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Barclays faces SFO investigation

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 20:05
related countries: Qatar Qatar

Barclays confirms it is facing a probe from the Serious Fraud Office over some payments between the UK bank and Qatar.
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Malawi withdraws from Paralympics

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 16:52
related places: London

Malawi withdraws from the 2012 Paralympics in London citing a lack of funding.
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Walcott set to stay after talks

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 16:19

Theo Walcott looks set to stay at Arsenal this summer after holding amicable talks with manager Arsene Wenger.
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Osborne downplays 'rich tax' call

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 14:43

Chancellor George Osborne warns against "driving away" the UK's "wealth creators", after Deputy PM Nick Clegg calls for a temporary additional tax on the rich.
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Strauss ends his cricket career

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 11:49

England captain Andrew Strauss retires from all forms of cricket and will be replaced as skipper by Alastair Cook.
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Strauss's England future in doubt

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 10:11

Andrew Strauss's future as England captain is in doubt after cricket chiefs call a news conference for midday on Wednesday.
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Tuning a piano 'moulds the mind'

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 5:46

Tuning a piano also tunes the brain, say UK researchers who have seen structural changes to brain areas that deal with memory and navigation.
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Paralympic torch reaches London

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 4:28
related places: London, Stoke Mandeville

The Paralympic flame reaches outer London as part of a 24-hour torch relay to herald the start of the 2012 Games.
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Heathrow capacity 'harms' economy

Wednesday, August 29th 2012, 0:33
related places: Heathrow

MPs say the restriction of capacity at Heathrow is harming the UK's economy.
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Why are the White Cliffs of Dover so important to the British?

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 23:40
related places: Dover

Five meanings behind the famous White Cliffs
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Amla 150 sends South Africa top

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 20:18
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Opener Hashim Amla hits 150 as South Africa beat England by 80 runs to move top of the one-day international rankings.
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Communities devastated by deaths

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 16:52

The deaths of three children after a canoeing accident has devastated the small communities where they had lived, say local councillors.
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VIDEO: Afghan bid for Paralympic glory

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 16:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghanistan is sending a single competitor to the London 2012 Paralympics but there are signs of progress for the country's many victims of years of war.
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Global TV deals for Paralympics

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 12:28

The London 2012 Paralympic Games will be shown in more countries than any previous Paralympics after organisers agree a series of global TV deals.
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G4S reveals £50m Olympics loss

Tuesday, August 28th 2012, 8:01

Security firm G4S says the contract to provide security for the London 2012 Olympic Games has cost it £50m, after it failed to provide enough guards.
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Modric completes Real Madrid move

Monday, August 27th 2012, 13:27
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: London

Luka Modric completes his move from Tottenham to Real Madrid for a fee in the region of £30m, signing a five-year deal.
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Coldplay hit to end 2012 Festival

Monday, August 27th 2012, 2:48

The Coldplay anthem Viva La Vida will be performed simultaneously by musicians across the UK to mark the end the London 2012 Festival.
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Emeli Sande holds top chart spot

Sunday, August 26th 2012, 18:14

Emeli Sande retains the number one slot in the UK album chart and closes in on Adele for the biggest album of 2012, according to the Official Charts Company.
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Farah victory on return to action

Sunday, August 26th 2012, 16:25
related places: Birmingham

Britain's double Olympic champion Mo Farah is celebrating again after victory at the Diamond League meeting in Birmingham.
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Paralympic flame lights up Mound

Sunday, August 26th 2012, 14:28
related places: Edinburgh, London

Celebrations are under way in Scotland after a cauldron was lit in Edinburgh as part of the Paralympic Games torch relay.
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Ecuador: UK Assange 'threat' over

Sunday, August 26th 2012, 13:58
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador
related places: London

Britain has "given up its threat" to enter Ecuador's London embassy to arrest Wikileaks' Julian Assange, says the country's president, ending a diplomatic spat.
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Scots gay marriage plan attacked

Sunday, August 26th 2012, 12:31
related places: Church

Roman Catholic priests read out a letter in each of the Church's parishes in Scotland criticising the Scottish government's plans for gay marriage.
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Injured Rooney faces a month out

Sunday, August 26th 2012, 11:25

Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney could be out for four weeks after suffering a nasty gash on his leg.
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Aggreko in power talks with India

Sunday, August 26th 2012, 8:56
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Scottish firm Aggreko is holding talks with Indian officials over the possible supply of temporary power in Delhi.
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UK launches S Leone cholera plan

Saturday, August 25th 2012, 13:22
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

The British government says it is activating a £2m emergency plan to tackle a cholera epidemic in the west African state of Sierra Leone.
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Terry will receive England call

Saturday, August 25th 2012, 9:13
related countries: Moldova Moldova, Ukraine Ukraine

John Terry will be in England's squad for September's World Cup qualifying games against Moldova and Ukraine.
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Paralympic cauldron is lit in NI

Saturday, August 25th 2012, 9:00
related places: London

A cauldron is lit at Northern Ireland's seat of government to mark the Paralympic Games taking place in London.
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Americas pass 'Assange motion'

Saturday, August 25th 2012, 8:07
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador, United States United States

American foreign ministers pass a motion backing the "inviolability of diplomatic missions" amid the UK and Ecuador's row over Julian Assange.
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Winger Johnson joins Sunderland

Friday, August 24th 2012, 19:49

Sunderland sign England winger Adam Johnson on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee from Manchester City.
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Rain thwarts England and S Africa

Friday, August 24th 2012, 15:38
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Cardiff

Rain forces the first one-day international between England and South Africa to be abandoned after only 5.3 overs are possible in Cardiff.
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Galliano stripped of French award

Friday, August 24th 2012, 15:26
related countries: France France

British fashion designer John Galliano, convicted last year of making anti-Semitic remarks, is stripped of France's prestigious Legion d'Honneur.
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Measles cases 'almost double'

Friday, August 24th 2012, 11:04

There have been almost twice the number of measles cases in England and Wales in the first six months of this year compared to the same period last year, official figures show.
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