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UK public borrowing rises in June

Friday, July 20th 2012, 10:44

The government borrowed more than expected in June, leading some analysts to question whether it will meet its deficit reduction target this year.
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Coe promises 'safe, secure Games'

Friday, July 20th 2012, 10:06

London 2012 chairman Lord Coe promises a "safe and secure Games" after the security guards recruitment fiasco that led troops to be drafted in.
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Sex offenders 'face lie detector'

Friday, July 20th 2012, 0:00

Mandatory polygraph testing for sex offenders is set to be rolled out across England and Wales following a successful pilot scheme.
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The French view of Bradley Wiggins

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 23:47
related countries: France France

France learns to love British cycling hero
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GB lose to US in Olympic warm-up

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 21:59
related countries: United States United States

Great Britain's men's basketball team endure a 118-78 defeat against a star-studded US side in their London 2012 warm-up.
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Nadal withdraws from London 2012

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 18:11

Defending Olympic champion Rafael Nadal pulls out of London 2012, saying he is "not in condition" to compete.
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Cook ton puts England in control

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 17:52
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Alastair Cook's 20th Test hundred helps England dominate the opening day of the series against South Africa at The Oval.
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Ease Zimbabwe sanctions, says UK

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 13:43
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

The UK backs EU moves to lift more sanctions on Zimbabwe to encourage "free and fair" elections, a Foreign Office minister tells BBC News.
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Looted art back in Afghan museum

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 12:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The British Museum assists in the return of 843 artefacts to Afghanistan, almost 20 years after they were stolen or smuggled abroad.
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Homicide rate down to 30-year low

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 11:19

The number of homicides in England and Wales has fallen to the lowest level since 1983, crime data from the Office for National Statistics shows.
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Co-op to buy Lloyds bank branches

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 11:02

The Co-op agrees terms to buy 632 branches from Lloyds Banking Group, in a deal that could create a new force in UK High Street banking.
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Batman finale premieres in London

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 8:38
related places: London

Christian Bale joins co-stars Tom Hardy and Anne Hathaway at a double premiere for Batman sequel The Dark Knight Rises in London.
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Central banks to discuss Libor

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 6:42

Bank of England head Sir Mervyn King has proposed to central bank counterparts that they discuss alternatives to Libor at a meeting in September.
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UK and Pakistan PMs meet in Kabul

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 4:39
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kabul

Afghan President Karzai is holding meetings with the prime ministers of Britain and Pakistan, hoping to secure support for efforts to bring peace.
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Five charged with terror offences

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 2:41
related places: London

Five people from London who were arrested earlier this month have been charged with terrorism offences.
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VIDEO: Music piracy: Google under fire

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 0:50

The British music trade body, BPI has requested the deletion of more illegal online music files in the six months of this year so far than in the whole of 2011.
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Tackling ambush marketing at London 2012

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 23:04

Tackling ambush marketing at London 2012
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Apple ordered to run Samsung ads

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 17:55

A UK judge orders Apple to publish adverts saying that Samsung did not copy the design of its iPad.
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Setback for migrant worker rule

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 16:15

The Home Office suffers a potentially serious legal setback in its efforts to reduce the numbers of migrant workers in the UK.
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UK jobless total falls to 2.58m

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 16:15

UK unemployment fell by 65,000 to 2.58 million in the three months to May, according to official data, but the number out of work for more than two years rose.
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Pietersen not in Twenty20 squad

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 13:40
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Kevin Pietersen is left out of England's 30-man preliminary squad for World Twenty20 but one-day captain Alastair Cook makes cut.
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Men's flight upgrade vexes women

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 13:30
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's women footballers complain about being made to fly economy to the London Olympics while the men's team were in business class.
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UK launches £50bn investment plan

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 7:17

The government says it will underwrite £50bn of investment in infrastructure and exports to try to lift the economy.
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VIDEO: Cuba's great hopes for London 2012

Wednesday, July 18th 2012, 6:37

Cuba has has won 32 gold medals in boxing over the years, but their team at the last Olympics in Bejing was hit by five defections and failed to win gold.
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Anderson backs Pietersen to shine

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 19:21
related countries: South Africa South Africa

James Anderson says Kevin Pietersen will thrive against South Africa despite the furore surrounding his England availability.
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UK accepts Mau Mau abuse in court

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 19:10
related countries: Kenya Kenya

The British government accepts that colonial forces in Kenya tortured and abused detainees during the Mau Mau rebellion, the High Court hears.
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F1 track bid for Olympic Stadium

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 12:26

A plan to turn the Olympic Stadium into part of a Formula 1 track after London 2012 is one of four under consideration.
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King criticises Barclays' board

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 11:03

Barclays bank sailed "close to the wind" too often, the governor of the Bank of England tells MPs on the Treasury Select Committee.
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UK set for dry and warm weather

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 10:42

The changing jet stream may bring an end to the miserable weather that has affected the UK for much of the summer so far, forecasters say.
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UK inflation rate falls to 2.4%

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 9:44

Prices in the UK are rising at their slowest rate since the end of 2009, official figures have shown, due to falling food, fuel and clothing prices.
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Hurdler Liu leaves 'cold' London

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 8:54
related countries: China China, Germany Germany
related places: London

Chinese hurdler Liu Xiang will train for his Olympic event in Germany to avoid London's "wet and cold" weather, his coach says.
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Bolt bond to survive 2012 - Blake

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 5:44

Yohan Blake says his friendship with compatriot and training partner Usain Bolt will survive no matter what happens at London 2012.
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Olympic Games coverage: HD and 3D

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 0:58

The new technology that will be used to show London 2012
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Border staff 'being cut too fast'

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 0:29

The UK Border Agency has cut 1,000 more staff than intended and is having to hire extra people and increase overtime to meet its workload, a report says.
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Cabinet discussing gay marriage

Monday, July 16th 2012, 23:03

The Scottish cabinet is expected to discuss plans to legislate for same-sex marriage when it meets later.
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Wiggins remains in charge of Tour

Monday, July 16th 2012, 16:03
related countries: France France

Frenchman Pierrick Fedrigo wins stage 15 of the Tour de France as Britain's Bradley Wiggins retains the yellow jersey.
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Mau Mau case opens at High Court

Monday, July 16th 2012, 15:51

Three Kenyans alleging torture by UK colonial authorities during the Mau Mau uprising want to live their final years with dignity, a court hears.
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Athletes arriving for Olympics

Monday, July 16th 2012, 14:39
related places: London

Thousands of athletes and officials begin arriving in London for the Olympic Games, as questions remain about security recruitment.
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£9bn rail scheme funding unveiled

Monday, July 16th 2012, 13:27

A £9.4bn package of investment in the railways in England and Wales, including £4.2bn of new schemes, is unveiled by the government.
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VIDEO: Canada landslide caught on camera

Monday, July 16th 2012, 13:05
related countries: Canada Canada

A second landslide has hit British Columbia in Canada as crews continue to search for people missing after an earlier, bigger landslide on Thursday.
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England and Wales population up

Monday, July 16th 2012, 12:15

The population of England and Wales has reached 56.1 million, a rise of 3.7 million in a decade, the 2011 Census shows.
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AUDIO: 'Tortured' by the British in Kenya

Monday, July 16th 2012, 9:39
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A Kenyan woman, Naomi, describes the horrors she experienced at the hands of the British colonialists during the 1950s Mau Mau uprising.
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London-bound Serena wins Stanford

Monday, July 16th 2012, 8:36
related places: London, Stanford, Wimbledon

Serena Williams follows her Wimbledon triumph with victory in Stanford, and a return to London for the Olympics.
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'Indian summer' for UK economy

Monday, July 16th 2012, 6:34
related countries: India India

The UK economy should see a return to growth in the coming months after a poor first half of the year, says a leading forecaster.
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Mau Mau damages case in UK court

Sunday, July 15th 2012, 23:39
related places: London

Three Kenyans who allege they were tortured by British colonial authorities during the 1950s Mau Mau uprising are to start their case for damages in London later.
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All medallists to be drugs tested

Sunday, July 15th 2012, 22:56

London 2012 is expected to see the biggest anti-doping operation in the history of the Olympics.
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Games security 'not compromised'

Sunday, July 15th 2012, 19:11

Security for the Olympics has not been compromised by the failure of G4S to recruit enough security staff, London 2012 chairman Lord Coe says.
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Springsteen silenced at long gig

Sunday, July 15th 2012, 13:35
related places: Hyde Park, London, Rock

Rock stars Bruce Springsteen and Sir Paul McCartney have the plug pulled on them after over-running at a concert in London's Hyde Park.
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Respite as flood warnings remain

Sunday, July 15th 2012, 12:56

Most parts of the UK are experiencing the driest weather for days after a long spell of heavy showers, while flood warnings remain in place.
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GM crop scientists win $10m grant

Sunday, July 15th 2012, 10:22

A team of British plant scientists wins a $10m (£6.4m) grant from the Gates Foundation to develop GM cereal crops.
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Haye knocks out Chisora in fifth

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 21:30

David Haye defeats British rival Dereck Chisora with a fifth-round knockout in an enthralling contest at Upton Park.
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Idowu pulls out of London meeting

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 14:58
related places: London

A hip problem stops London 2012 medal prospect Phillips Idowu from competing at Diamond League meeting.
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Plan for 40mph country road limit

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 14:33

Speed limits on many rural roads in England could be cut from 60mph to 40mph under government proposals.
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Pietersen hints at England return

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 8:44

England Test batsman Kevin Pietersen says he could return to shorter forms of the game if the schedule is "right" for him.
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G4S 'set to lose £50m' over Games

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 2:55

G4S says it is "deeply disappointed" it has not hired enough security guards for the London Olympics, adding it stands to lose up to £50m on the contract.
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Midlands line 'to be electrified'

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 0:33
related places: London

The government is set to announce plans to electrify the Midland Mainline, which links South Yorkshire, the East Midlands and London, in a £500m scheme.
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SFA considers Rangers punishment

Friday, July 13th 2012, 21:05

The Scottish FA will consider what, if any, punishments to impose on Rangers before granting membership to the new company.
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Noren joins Scottish Open leader

Friday, July 13th 2012, 20:50

Alex Noren produces a second successive round of 66 to move into a share of the lead at the Scottish Open with Francesco Molinari.
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UK avalanche death climbers named

Friday, July 13th 2012, 20:26
related countries: France France

Two friends from a North Yorkshire village are named as among the three Britons who died in Thursday's avalanche in the French Alps.
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Shakes-Drayton powers to victory

Friday, July 13th 2012, 20:01

Perri Shakes-Drayton destroys the field at the London Grand Prix to emerge as a real Olympic medal contender in the 400m hurdles.
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Bankers shared Libor fear in 2008

Friday, July 13th 2012, 18:09
related countries: United States United States

Bank of England head Sir Mervyn King and then US bank official Timothy Geithner discussed concerns about Libor as early as 2008, documents show.
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Kazakh team 'to bring horsemeat'

Friday, July 13th 2012, 16:50

The Kazakh Olympic team is hoping to boost its chances of success at London 2012 with horsemeat sausages, but could be blocked by import controls.
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Sponsors' Games tickets sold on

Friday, July 13th 2012, 16:45

An investigation has been launched after the BBC found sponsors' London Olympics tickets had been sold to the public for 20% more than their face value.
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Terry not guilty of racist abuse

Friday, July 13th 2012, 16:16

Chelsea and England footballer John Terry is cleared of racially abusing Queens Park Rangers' Anton Ferdinand.
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Green accepts Division Three vote

Friday, July 13th 2012, 15:21

Rangers chief executive Charles Green says he will not challenge the vote to place his new club in Division Three.
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Four missing in Canada landslide

Friday, July 13th 2012, 15:20
related countries: Canada Canada

Rescue crews resume work after a landslide tore through a remote town in British Columbia on Thursday, leaving four people missing.
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'Lethal force' protects Olympics

Friday, July 13th 2012, 14:06
related places: London

The RAF will shoot down a plane as a "last resort" if the Olympics are threatened by an aircraft, the Games air security commander says.
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Osborne defends bank probe panel

Friday, July 13th 2012, 11:56

Chancellor George Osborne defends the cross-party group of MPs chosen to investigate the banking scandal amid claims it will be a "whitewash".
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Ministers plan 'swift justice'

Friday, July 13th 2012, 10:08

Criminals could be dealt with in days or hours under government proposals for "swift and sure justice" and flexible court hours in England and Wales.
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Premier League re-signs with bank

Friday, July 13th 2012, 7:51

Barclays extends its sponsorship of the Premier League in England until 2016 in a three-year deal worth £40m a year from 2013.
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Blur announce live BBC radio show

Friday, July 13th 2012, 7:39
related places: Hyde Park, London

Blur are to play a live show for BBC radio, ahead of their comeback gigs in London's Hyde Park.
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M4 reopens after emergency repair

Friday, July 13th 2012, 7:36
related places: London

The M4 motorway between central London and Heathrow Airport reopens in both directions, after emergency repairs to fix a crack.
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Tributes paid to British climbers

Friday, July 13th 2012, 7:21
related countries: France France

Tributes are paid to three Britons, including one of the UK's most respected climbers, killed in an avalanche near the French ski resort of Chamonix.
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Doubts over UK Olympics benefits

Friday, July 13th 2012, 6:25
related places: London

Most people think the Olympic Games will mainly benefit London and not the rest of the country, a BBC poll has found.
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Stars set for London Grand Prix

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 21:42

Christine Ohuruogu continues her Olympic title defence preparations at the London Grand Prix on Friday and Saturday.
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UK climbers killed by avalanche

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 20:40
related countries: France France

A respected climber was among three Britons killed in an avalanche near the French ski resort of Chamonix, which left a total of nine dead.
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Molinari takes Scottish Open lead

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 19:46

Francesco Molinari shoots a 10-under par course record 62 to lead the Scottish Open after the opening round at Castle Stuart.
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Anger over Chinese US Olympic kit

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 19:35
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: Washington

US athletes at the London Olympics will wear stylish uniforms designed in the US but made in China, prompting bipartisan dismay in Washington.
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Britons fill top two Tour places

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 16:53
related countries: France France

British riders Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome occupy the top two places in the Tour de France after stage 11.
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Can Afghanistan learn from Northern Ireland?

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 16:10

What the Taliban could learn from the IRA endgame in N Ireland
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Blair was briefed on UK UFO files

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 14:47

Prime Minister Tony Blair was briefed on the UK's files about UFO sightings in 1998, newly declassified documents reveal.
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Tate to be plunged into darkness

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 14:03

The Tate Modern is to host a series of blackouts during which the public can explore the museum using Olafur Eliasson's solar-powered lamp, as part of the London 2012 Festival.
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Saudi women to compete in Games

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 14:02
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is sending two female athletes to compete in the London 2012 Games, the International Olympic Committee says.
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Hague launches 'audit' of EU law

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 12:40

The foreign secretary announces the launch of a "comprehensive audit" of EU legislation and its impact on the UK.
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World Service leaves Bush House

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 11:41
related places: London

The BBC World Service broadcasts from Bush House in central London for the last time.
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Aegis sale creates global giant

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 10:34
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: London

London-based marketing agency Aegis is sold to Japanese rival Dentsu for £3.2bn, creating Asia's largest communications company.
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May to make Olympics statement

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 10:33

The home secretary is to make an urgent statement in the Commons on Olympics security, after it emerged an extra 3,500 troops are needed.
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NHS trust put into administration

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 10:21

The government puts South London Healthcare NHS Trust into administration after it ran into financial trouble.
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Airport expansion debate delayed

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 9:20

The government is to delay consultation over expanding airports in south-eastern England for a second time, amid reports of disagreements on how to go ahead.
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Gemili storms to junior 100m gold

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 7:14

British teenager Adam Gemili sets a new personal best of 10.05 secs to win gold in the World Junior Championships 100m.
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VIDEO: BBC World Service leaves Bush House

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 5:39
related places: London

The BBC World Service has been synonymous with Bush House for 70 years but its journalists are relocating to a new building in London along with the rest of BBC News.
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Armed forces on Olympics standby

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 22:02

UK armed forces are on standby to provide an additional 3,500 troops for Olympic security, amid fears private contractor G4S will be unable to provide enough staff, the BBC learns.
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Saudis 'seeking women Olympians'

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 15:42
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A senior Saudi official denies media reports that no women from his country will compete at the London Olympics.
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Farmers hold milk price protest

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 14:25

Dairy farmers from across the UK are at Westminster to protest against cuts to the payments they get for their milk.
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Plan to cap care costs 'on hold'

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 12:06

Ministers have refused to fully commit themselves to a cap on care costs for the elderly in England, saying they need to explore cheaper options first.
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Family's tribute to Eva Rausing

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 9:19
related places: London

The family of Eva Rausing, one of the UK's richest women, pays tribute to a "devoted wife and mother" after she is found dead at her London home.
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Tsolekile replaces Boucher for SA

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 8:34

South Africa call up wicketkeeper Thami Tsolekile for the tour of England following the retirement of Mark Boucher.
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Eva Rausing found dead in home

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 0:20
related places: London

One of the UK's richest women has been found dead in west London and a man arrested over her death, police confirm.
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Stonehenge lit up for Olympics

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 20:12

Stonehenge is transformed into a "glowing fairytale environment" to mark the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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Boucher ends international career

Tuesday, July 10th 2012, 15:58
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa wicketkeeper Mark Boucher retires from international cricket after sustaining an eye injury during the tour of England.
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