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Businesses 'lack trust' in banks

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 23:03

Businesses' trust in banks and other financial institutions is falling, according to a survey from the British Chambers of Commerce.
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One Direction win at Teen Awards

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 21:37
related places: London

The boy band are the main winners at BBC Radio 1's annual Teen Awards in London.
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Rihanna's Diamonds tops UK chart

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 17:59

Pop star Rihanna beats Adele and One Direction to go straight to the top of the UK singles chart.
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Sunday, October 7th 2012, 16:48
related places: Machynlleth

Police double efforts with 100 specialist officers becoming involved in the hunt for missing five-year-old April Jones in and around her mid Wales home town of Machynlleth.
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Hammond warns on BAE-EADS merger

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 14:55
related countries: France France, Germany Germany

France and Germany must reduce their stakes in EADS if the UK is to allow a proposed merger with BAE Systems, the defence secretary says.
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Aussies beat England in T20 final

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 12:23
related countries: Australia Australia

England fail in their bid to regain the Women's World Twenty20 title, losing by four runs to Australia in Colombo.
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Church service for missing April

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 11:58

A pink candle is lit for missing five-year-old April Jones at a church service attended by around 1,000 people at her mid Wales home town.
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Terror suspects before US court

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 11:45
related countries: United States United States

Islamist cleric Abu Hamza and four other terror suspects appear in court in the US, after being extradited from the UK following a long legal battle.
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Cameron 'would veto' EU budget

Sunday, October 7th 2012, 10:53

Prime Minister David Cameron says he would use Britain's veto to block a new European Union budget "if necessary".
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Abu Hamza due before court in US

Saturday, October 6th 2012, 13:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza and four other terror suspects are due to appear in court in the US later after their extradition from the UK.
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Terror suspects extradited to US

Saturday, October 6th 2012, 6:19
related countries: United States United States

Five terror suspects, including the radical cleric Abu Hamza, are on their way to face charges in the US after extradition from the UK.
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Abu Hamza set for US extradition

Friday, October 5th 2012, 19:32
related countries: United States United States

Five suspected terrorists including Abu Hamza al-Masri arrive at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk from where they will be extradited to the US.
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Mau Mau struggle for recognition

Friday, October 5th 2012, 18:27
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya veterans hail UK torture ruling but get little home support
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Abu Hamza to be extradited to US

Friday, October 5th 2012, 18:20
related countries: United States United States

Five suspected terrorists - including radical cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri - can be extradited to the US to face trial, UK High Court judges rule.
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Cole apologises for FA outburst

Friday, October 5th 2012, 14:31
related places: Chelsea

England and Chelsea defender Ashley Cole apologises "unreservedly" for criticising the FA over his evidence in the John Terry racism case.
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Kenyans win torture ruling in UK

Friday, October 5th 2012, 12:28

Three Kenyans who were tortured by British colonial authorities can proceed with their legal claims against the UK government, the High Court rules.
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Aussies to play England in final

Friday, October 5th 2012, 12:09
related countries: Australia Australia

Defending champions Australia beat West Indies by 28 runs to book a Women's World Twenty20 final meeting with England.
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UK consumer spending 'picks up'

Friday, October 5th 2012, 9:37

Shoppers stocking up on winter clothing helped consumer spending to rise at its fastest rate for more than three years last month, a survey says.
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Tendulkar considering retirement

Friday, October 5th 2012, 9:16

Sachin Tendulkar says he is considering retirement, but will play in this winter's Test series against England if selected.
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April Jones hunt enters fifth day

Friday, October 5th 2012, 8:51
related places: Machynlleth

The search for missing girl April Jones enters its fifth day with search teams combing areas of thick forest, as police prepare to release more details of the operation.
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Baron Cohen plans Lesbian comedy

Friday, October 5th 2012, 8:31
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

British comedy actor Sacha Baron Cohen is to develop a film inspired by a Hong Kong billionaire who offered $65m to any man who succeeded in marrying his lesbian daughter.
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Ramsey to lose Wales captaincy

Friday, October 5th 2012, 8:14
related countries: Croatia Croatia

BBC Wales Sport understands Aaron Ramsey is set to be replaced as Wales captain against Scotland and Croatia.
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Kenyans await UK torture ruling

Friday, October 5th 2012, 2:33

Three Kenyans once tortured by British colonial authorities are to learn if they can proceed with their legal claims against the British government.
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Hodgson apologises to Ferdinand

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 18:47
related places: London

England boss Roy Hodgson apologises to Rio Ferdinand after discussing his international future with commuters on a London train.
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Woodward decides to quit BOA role

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 16:10

Sir Clive Woodward is to leave his position as director of sport at the British Olympic Association.
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UK 'needs socially useful banks'

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 16:00

Barclays chief executive Antony Jenkins says that banks must become "socially useful" if they are to rebuild trust.
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England select Shawcross & Lennon

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 15:00

Ryan Shawcross, Aaron Lennon and Fraser Forster are named in the England squad for the World Cup qualifiers.
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Ruby slippers set for UK display

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 14:40
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: London, Victoria

The original ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz are to go on display at London's Victoria and Albert Museum.
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Hodgson to explain tube comments

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 12:15

England manager Roy Hodgson is set to explain comments he made about Rio Ferdinand's international future to tube passengers.
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England women book T20 final spot

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 11:51
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England's women hammer New Zealand by seven wickets to reach the final of the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.
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Bank opts for no fresh stimulus

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 11:42

The Bank of England keeps interest rates unchanged at 0.5% and decides not to increase quantitative easing from £375bn.
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Local volunteers plea over April

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 10:00

Teams of local volunteers looking for missing five-year-old April Jones start a search of outlying villages, as the operation enters its fourth day.
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Public paintings quest completed

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 9:09

A mission to photograph all 210,000 oil paintings in public ownership in the UK in order to make them available online comes to an end later.
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Megan teacher can be extradited

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 7:45
related countries: France France

The teacher arrested on suspicion of abducting Sussex schoolgirl Megan Stammers can be extradited to the UK, judges in France rule.
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VIDEO: Kerouac scroll rolls into London

Thursday, October 4th 2012, 0:17
related places: London

The original manuscript of Jack Kerouac's novel 'On The Road' is being displayed to the public at the British Library in London.
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Pietersen 'has to win over team'

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 16:45

Kevin Pietersen must "make a speech and have a beer" to be accepted by England team-mates, says Michael Vaughan.
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Strike paralyses Belgian railways

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 16:16
related countries: Belgium Belgium, France France
related places: London, Paris

A 24-hour strike over rail sector reform paralyses the network in Belgium, including high-speed services to London and Paris.
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Tesco sees half-year profits fall

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 13:18

The UK's biggest retailer, Tesco, reports its first fall in profits since 1994. while Sainsbury's reports a rise in quarterly sales.
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Flaws scupper rail franchise deal

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 12:02

Three civil servants are suspended after flaws in the bidding process for the UK's West Coast rail franchise will see it re-run at a cost of at least £40m.
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Pietersen agrees England contract

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 10:32

Kevin Pietersen signs a four-month England contract but must undergo a "reintegration" period before he returns to the team.
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Pietersen set for England recall

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 8:58
related countries: India India

Kevin Pietersen's England return is expected to be announced at a news conference on Wednesday.
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Search for missing girl continues

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 7:55

Police stand down volunteers as specialist teams continue a "methodical" search in mid Wales for missing five-year-old April Jones.
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BFI plan to boost UK film by 2017

Wednesday, October 3rd 2012, 2:31
related places: London

Almost £500m is to be spent on the UK film industry over the next five years, with a focus on investment outside London as part of a new plan involving Wallace and Gromit creators Aardman.
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Man arrested over April abduction

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 20:31

Police in mid Wales arrest a 46-year-old man in the search for a five-year-old girl abducted from the street where she lives.
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Murder attempt on Indian general

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 16:59
related countries: India India
related places: London

Police in London say the stabbing of the Indian general who led the 1984 raid on Sikhism's holiest shrine was attempted murder.
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April 'got into van willingly'

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 14:57

Police investigating the abduction of a five-year-old girl from her street in mid Wales give more details of the van she was seen getting into.
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Murray enjoys Japan win on return

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 14:39
related countries: Japan Japan, United States United States

Britain's Andy Murray beats Ivo Karlovic at the Japan Open as he returns to action after his US Open win.
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Tree rings show Amazon's rainfall

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 14:05
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Tree rings from eight cedar trees in Bolivia have helped UK-based researchers unlock the 100-year rainfall history across the Amazon basin.
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Police search for missing girl, 5

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 10:32

Hundreds of people join a search for a five-year-old girl, who was seen getting into a van and who police fear may have been abducted.
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Fletchers back in Scotland squad

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 10:22
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Craig Levein names Steven and Darren Fletcher in his squad for the World Cup qualifiers in Wales and Belgium.
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England demise disappoints Broad

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 7:36

England captain Stuart Broad says his team are "gutted" after being knocked out of the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.
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UK economy 'returned to growth'

Monday, October 1st 2012, 23:00

The UK economy returned to growth in the third quarter of the year, according to the British Chambers of Commerce.
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EADS boss vows swift BAE decision

Monday, October 1st 2012, 20:06

The chief executive of EADS calls a proposed $45bn (£28bn) merger with the UK's BAE Systems a "great opportunity" and vows a swift decision on the merger.
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Windies super over win ousts NZ

Monday, October 1st 2012, 18:42
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

West Indies claim a super over win to send New Zealand out and reach the semi-finals thanks to England's defeat by Sri Lanka.
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Terror suspect fights extradition

Monday, October 1st 2012, 18:39
related countries: United States United States

British terror suspect Babar Ahmad requests the High Court to halt his extradition to the US.
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England knocked out of World T20

Monday, October 1st 2012, 18:12
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England are knocked out of the World T20 after losing by 19 runs to hosts Sri Lanka in their final Super Eights match.
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Cautious welcome for pension move

Monday, October 1st 2012, 17:08

New rules which will automatically enrol millions of low and middle earners into a workplace pension are given a cautious welcome by trade unions and employers.
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Labour 'would back EU referendum'

Monday, October 1st 2012, 16:34

Britain should eventually stage an in-or-out referendum on membership of the European Union, one of Labour leader Ed Miliband's shadow cabinet argues.
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England women earn NZ semi-final

Monday, October 1st 2012, 11:46
related countries: Australia Australia, New Zealand New Zealand

England beat Australia by seven wickets to set up a women's World Twenty20 semi-final clash against New Zealand.
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Abba Gold is UK's top-selling CD

Monday, October 1st 2012, 10:45

Abba's greatest hits collection, Gold, is the UK's biggest-selling CD according to Official Charts Company.
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Union concern over pilots' hours

Monday, October 1st 2012, 3:37

Proposed changes to flying rules for airline pilots in Europe will increase the risk of plane crashes, says the British pilots' union Balpa.
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European pundits eye British exit

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 23:37
related countries: France France
related places: Eu, How

How much do the French care if Britain leaves the EU?
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VIDEO: British kidnap victim killed

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 19:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A British man has been murdered in Pakistan as he prepared to give evidence against a gang accused of kidnapping him last year.
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Ecuador kidnapped tourists freed

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 19:28
related countries: Australia Australia, Colombia Colombia, Ecuador Ecuador

Two women tourists kidnapped in north-eastern Ecuador while visiting a nature reserve near the border with Colombia are freed.
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South Korean rapper tops UK chart

Sunday, September 30th 2012, 18:21
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Rapper Psy becomes the first South Korean pop star to make it to the top of the UK singles chart with his song Gangnam Style.
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VIDEO: Rare James Bond memorabilia auction

Saturday, September 29th 2012, 18:51
related places: London

A charity auction to mark the 50th anniversary of the very first 007 film will be held at Christie's in London.
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Saturday, September 29th 2012, 18:24

Rescuers searching for a British woman who fell overboard from a cruise ship in the Mediterranean have found a body.
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Girl, 14, accused of stab murder

Saturday, September 29th 2012, 18:05
related places: London

A 14-year-old girl is charged with murder after a teenage boy was fatally stabbed in south London.
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Kidnap victim shot ahead of trial

Saturday, September 29th 2012, 16:05
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A British man who was shot dead in Pakistan as he prepared to give evidence is described as a "determined and brave man".
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Missing Megan flies back to UK

Saturday, September 29th 2012, 15:53

Schoolgirl Megan Stammers flies back to the UK more than a week after she went missing in France with her maths teacher.
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Wright powers England to victory

Saturday, September 29th 2012, 13:18
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Luke Wright hits 76 as England beat New Zealand by six wickets in the Super Eights to revive their World Twenty20 hopes.
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England women win to reach semis

Saturday, September 29th 2012, 13:17
related countries: India India

Charlotte Edwards makes history as England beat India by nine wickets to reach the Women's World Twenty 20 semi-finals.
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Tributes to Nepal crash Britons

Saturday, September 29th 2012, 10:38
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Family, friends and colleagues pay tribute to seven British men who were among 19 people killed in a plane crash in Nepal.
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Megan due to fly home from France

Saturday, September 29th 2012, 9:23
related countries: France France

Fifteen-year-old Megan Stammers is expected back in the UK later, having sparked an international search after she went to France with her maths teacher.
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VIDEO: Hunt wins world cliff diving title

Friday, September 28th 2012, 16:45
related countries: Oman Oman

Britain's Gary Hunt has won his third-successive Cliff Diving World Series title by winning the final stage of the 2012 series in Wadi Shab, Oman.
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PM hint at EU vote after election

Friday, September 28th 2012, 14:42

Prime Minister David Cameron gives his clearest hint yet that he will back a referendum on Britain's relationship with the EU after the next general election.
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Libor riggers 'should face court'

Friday, September 28th 2012, 14:03

A report into the Libor rate-rigging scandal says the system is broken and recommends a complete overhaul, including criminal prosecutions for those manipulating the rate.
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Pregnancy jab for whooping cough

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 23:45

Hundreds of thousands of pregnant women across the UK are to be offered a whooping cough vaccine to protect babies from an escalating outbreak of the disease.
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Amnesty urges Assange assurances

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 19:50
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: New York

Amnesty International urges Sweden to "break the current impasse" in the Julian Assange extradition case by giving him assurances that he will not be handed over to the US.
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England slide to Windies defeat

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 18:22

England are beaten by 15 runs against West Indies in the World T20, despite an unbeaten 71 from 36 balls by Eoin Morgan.
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Ex-Credit Suisse trader in court

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 15:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

A former senior trader from Credit Suisse, Kareem Serageldin, tells a London court that he will fight extradition to the US on fraud charges.
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Zanardi may consider racing again

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 14:53

Ex-Formula 1 driver Alex Zanardi says he may consider a return to motor racing, after claiming double Paralympic gold at London 2012.
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Flood threat starting to recede

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 12:08

Floodwater is subsiding across much of the United Kingdom, after deluges caused by the most intense September storm in 30 years.
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Economy shrank less than thought

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 11:10

The UK economy contracted by less than thought in the second quarter, shrinking by 0.4%, the Office for National Statistics says.
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Manet portraits head for London

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 9:30
related countries: France France
related places: London

The first major retrospective of French painter Edouard Manet's portraiture, at London's Royal Academy from January, is expected to be one of 2013's exhibition highlights.
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Cameron first UK PM on Letterman

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 7:01

David Cameron is quizzed on British history and culture as he becomes the first serving UK PM to appear on the Late Show with David Letterman.
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VIDEO: David Cameron ''quizzed'' on chat show

Thursday, September 27th 2012, 4:33

David Cameron was quizzed about British culture during his appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman.
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NHS 'could get worse from 2013'

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 23:26

Next year could be the turning point for the NHS in England when finances unravel and the quality of care starts to get worse, finance chiefs say.
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Ecuador and UK plan Assange talks

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 22:46
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

Ecuador's foreign minister is to meet UK Foreign Secretary William Hague on Thursday in a bid to resolve the row over Julian Assange.
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Homes at risk as floods continue

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 19:34

Flooding misery is continuing as rising waters put thousands of people's homes at risk across the UK, including in York city centre.
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Russian mogul charged over punch

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 15:36
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian media mogul Alexander Lebedev, who owns two UK newspapers, is charged after he punched a fellow guest during a TV debate last year.
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Nook shakes up UK tablet market

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 12:05

Barnes & Noble plans to offer its full range of devices in the UK this Christmas, unlike its rival Amazon.
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Shilton against Ferdinand recall

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 10:45

Manager Roy Hodgson should not recall Rio Ferdinand to the England side, says former captain Peter Shilton.
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Church to choose new Archbishop

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 9:32
related places: Canterbury

A Church of England committee is meeting over three days to choose the new Archbishop of Canterbury, following Rowan Williams' decision to step down.
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Lloyd's of London back in profit

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 8:36
related places: London

Insurance market Lloyd's of London returns to half-year profitability after there were no major natural disasters in the first six months of 2012.
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Morgan is key for England - Stewart

Wednesday, September 26th 2012, 5:43

Eoin Morgan is England's most senior batsman and now is the time for him to stand up and deliver, says ex-Test captain Alec Stewart
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Downpours flood hundreds of homes

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 22:42
related places: More

More than 300 homes are flooded and hundreds of people are facing a night in temporary accommodation as heavy downpours continue across parts of the UK.
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Ford to axe 'hundreds' of jobs

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 19:17
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States
related places: Ford

US car giant Ford says it will cut several hundred jobs in Europe because of declining demand, including in the UK and Germany.
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Banks sign up to lending scheme

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 13:38

Most of the UK's major banks sign up to the new Funding for Lending scheme, which aims to stimulate the economy by making cheaper loans available.
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French family 'conned by guru'

Tuesday, September 25th 2012, 9:34
related countries: France France

A French court examines the case of a man who allegedly kept a rich family secluded in their chateau and then in England, after warning them that freemasons could kill them.
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