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Cameron calls for faster RBS reform

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 10:31

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, calls on Royal Bank of Scotland to speed up the overhaul of its business.
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Anderson's pride at wicket record

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 10:09

Bowler Jimmy Anderson admits he never expected to become England's highest wicket-taker but is proud of his record.
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PM promises India corruption help

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 9:26
related countries: India India

David Cameron promises to "respond to any request for information" on corruption allegations over India's procurement of helicopters from Anglo-Italian firm AugustaWestland.
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Jay-Z to play Olympic Park festival

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 8:00
related places: London

Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z are the first artists confirmed to headline concerts at London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
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Warburton praise for coach Howley

Monday, February 18th 2013, 21:59
related countries: Italy Italy

Sam Warburton has applauded interim Wales coach Rob Howley's decision to name his team a week early for the Italy clash.
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Retailers plan regular beef reports

Monday, February 18th 2013, 18:28

UK food retailers have agreed to update ministers on DNA testing on processed beef every three months, Environment Secretary Owen Paterson says.
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Open up to UK firms, PM urges India

Monday, February 18th 2013, 17:46
related countries: India India

UK Prime Minister David Cameron says Britain and India can be one of the great partnerships of the 21st century, as he sets off for a three-day visit.
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Ai Weiwei play to premiere in London

Monday, February 18th 2013, 16:29
related countries: China China
related places: London

The story of the arrest and detention of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is to be staged in London this spring.
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'Voices directed' beheading suspect

Monday, February 18th 2013, 15:57
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, Spain Spain

A man accused of beheading a British grandmother in Tenerife tells a court he is haunted by voices that direct his actions, and denies murder.
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VIDEO: What is life like inside Mumbai?

Monday, February 18th 2013, 14:14
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

David Cameron has become the latest head of state to visit India as he leads a British trade delegation to Mumbai.
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Banksy mural appears at US auction

Monday, February 18th 2013, 12:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: London, Jubilee

A Banksy mural painted just before the Jubilee last summer has disappeared from a London street and been listed for sale at a US auction site.
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Heathrow airport has busiest year

Monday, February 18th 2013, 11:03
related places: Heathrow

Revenues up at Heathrow, but the UK's busiest airport is operating at close to capacity
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Robinson takes on Bristol role

Monday, February 18th 2013, 10:50
related places: Bristol

Former England and Scotland head coach Andy Robinson is appointed director of rugby at Championship outfit Bristol.
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I'm best boss in England - Mancini

Monday, February 18th 2013, 10:34

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini says he has been the best manager in England over the last 15 months.
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Diamond to shine light on infections

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 20:25
related places: Oxford

The UK's national synchrotron facility - the Diamond Light Source near Oxford - is to become a world centre for studying the structure of viruses and bacteria that cause serious disease.
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Zaha Hadid criticises UK 'misogyny'

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 12:31

Award-winning architect Zaha Hadid criticises British attitudes toward female architects, saying she faces "misogynist behaviour".
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Backpacker 'within hours of death'

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 10:40
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A British backpacker who went missing after setting out on a run in the Australian outback says he was on his "last legs" when he was found.
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May: Judges 'ignore deportation law'

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 10:00

Home Secretary Theresa May accuses judges of making the UK more dangerous by ignoring rules aimed at deporting more foreign criminals.
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NZ defeat England in ODI opener

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 9:18
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Hamilton

Brendon McCullum hits an unbeaten 69 as New Zealand beat England by three wickets in the opening one-dayer in Hamilton.
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G20 vows to tackle tax avoidance

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 8:57
related countries: France France, Germany Germany

G20 finance ministers meeting in Moscow pledge to crack down on tax avoidance by multinationals, and vow to abstain from "currency wars".
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Teenager killed in double shooting

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 3:07
related places: London

A teenager is killed and a 32-year-old man is seriously injured in a shooting in east London.
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Sending up Hollywood British-style

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 0:43

Brits celebrate parodies of Oscar-nominated films
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Farah wins 3,000m on 2013 debut

Saturday, February 16th 2013, 16:26

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah makes a winning start to his season with victory in the 3,000m at the British Grand Prix.
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Farah to run in London Marathon

Saturday, February 16th 2013, 13:06

Olympic double gold medallist Mo Farah will run half of this year's London Marathon before going the distance in 2014.
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Hunt warns over defensive NHS bosses

Saturday, February 16th 2013, 11:48

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt writes to every NHS trust in England warning them against a culture that is "defensive" in dealing with whistleblowers.
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Fall in condom use behind HIV rise

Saturday, February 16th 2013, 0:02

A fall in the proportion of gay and bisexual men using condoms is behind the rise in HIV infections in those groups in the UK, say researchers.
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Caulker ban lifted, Ince's upheld

Friday, February 15th 2013, 20:50
related places: Ince

England's Steven Caulker is cleared to play at this summer's Euro Under-21 Championship but Tom Ince will still miss the opener.
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Tests by food giants find horse DNA

Friday, February 15th 2013, 20:10

Catering giant Compass Group and Whitbread, one of Britain's largest hotel chains, have found horse DNA in products sold as beef, it emerges.
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Inaugural opera awards in London

Friday, February 15th 2013, 16:47
related places: London

Opera magazine is to hold its first annual international awards, presented at a London ceremony in April this year.
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Retailers respond over horsemeat

Friday, February 15th 2013, 13:59

UK food suppliers respond to Downing Street criticism they failed to speak out over the horsemeat crisis, as UK-wide test results on food products are due.
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VIDEO: British backpacker found in outback

Friday, February 15th 2013, 13:48
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A British backpacker who went missing after setting out on a run in the Australian outback has been found.
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Broad hails England team display

Friday, February 15th 2013, 12:18
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Stuart Broad calls England's 10-wicket Twenty20 win over New Zealand "probably the most powerful I've been involved with."
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Richard Burton's St David's Day star

Friday, February 15th 2013, 11:43

Richard Burton's Hollywood Walk of Fame star will be unveiled on Wales' national day next to Elizabeth Taylor's, the movie legend he married twice.
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Edwards secures third for England

Friday, February 15th 2013, 10:46
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Charlotte Edwards scores a century as England beat New Zealand by four wickets to finish third in the Women's World Cup.
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UK retail sales fall unexpectedly

Friday, February 15th 2013, 10:44

UK retail sales fell 0.6% in January, hurt by heavy snowfall and weak food sales, and confounding economists' expectations for a rise.
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Hales fires England to series win

Friday, February 15th 2013, 9:38
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Alex Hales hits 80 as England thrash New Zealand by 10 wickets with 44 balls remaining to win the Twenty20 series 2-1.
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Backpacker missing in outback found

Friday, February 15th 2013, 9:22
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A British backpacker who went missing after setting out on a run in the Australian outback has been found, Queensland Police say.
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Arrests in horsemeat investigation

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 21:30
related places: Aberystwyth, Todmorden

Police probing alleged horsemeat mislabelling arrest two men near Aberystwyth and one in Todmorden, West Yorkshire on suspicion of fraud offences.
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Man and woman die after avalanche

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 21:13

A man and a woman die and a man is critically injured after being caught in an avalanche in the Highlands of Scotland.
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Lancaster reassured by Gatland

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 17:58
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Stuart Lancaster is sure the British and Irish Lions will pick England players on merit after talks with coach Warren Gatland.
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Bute found in UK horse carcasses

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 17:16
related countries: France France

Eight horses, killed in the UK, have tested positive for the painkiller bute and six may have entered the food chain in France, the Food Standards Agency says.
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Sexton and McCarthy out for Irish

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 16:17
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Ireland fly-half Jonathan Sexton and second row Mike McCarthy are ruled out of the Six Nations game against Scotland.
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Kanye announces one-off London gig

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 15:34
related countries: France France
related places: London, Paris

The rapper will play a one-off performance at London's Hammersmith Apollo and a gig in Paris at the end of February.
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Finn confident of beating problem

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 15:13

England fast bowler Steven Finn believes he will no longer be disturbing the stumps when bowling.
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Kidman 'refused to say n-word'

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 12:41

Actress Nicole Kidman refused to use an offensive racial epithet in a film when requested to do so by its director, her British co-star reveals.
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Google sues BT in patent battle

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 12:24
related countries: United States United States

Google sues BT in the US and UK as a counter-attack to the British firm's existing lawsuits against the search giant.
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Energy giant EDF sees profits rise

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 12:09
related countries: France France

France-based gas and electricity provider EDF has announced a rise in global profits, despite a loss in UK gas and electricity.
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Die Hard sequel leaves critics cold

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 10:50
related countries: United States United States

A Good Day to Die Hard, the latest instalment in Bruce Willis's action franchise, receives a largely frosty response from critics as it reaches cinemas in the UK and US.
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Home repossessions lowest since 2007

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 10:22

The number of homes repossessed in the UK fell to its lowest annual level since 2007, lenders say, with 33,900 homes seized last year.
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Rolls-Royce full-year profits rise

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 8:02

British aerospace company Rolls-Royce reports a higher-than-expected rise in full-year profits after a strong performance at its civil aerospace division.
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School PE 'not strenuous enough'

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 2:11

Education inspectors warn that there is not enough strenuous activity in many of England's school PE lessons.
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UK welcomes EU-wide horsemeat tests

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 22:20

Environment Secretary Owen Paterson welcomes plans for EU-wide, random DNA tests on horsemeat to tackle the widening food scandal.
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Ireland's Healy gets two-game ban

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 17:38
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Ireland prop Cian Healy to miss two Six Nations games after being banned until 10 March for a stamp on England's Dan Cole.
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England win but lose world title

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 16:20
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Holders England are knocked out of the Women's World Cup in India despite a 15-run win over New Zealand in Mumbai.
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Sars-like virus 'spreads in people'

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 13:23

Health officials in the UK believe they have the strongest evidence yet that a new respiratory illness similar to the deadly Sars virus can spread from person to person.
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Horsemeat inquiry 'to be relentless'

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 12:51

The investigation into allegations of horsemeat mislabelling will be "relentless", the Food Standards Agency says, following two raids at meat firms in the UK.
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VIDEO: Dresden survivor's story

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 11:36
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States
related places: Dresden

Sixty-eight years ago today, British and American Air Forces dropped more than 2,600 tonnes of high-explosive bombs on the German town of Dresden.
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Bank of England: 'Recovery in sight'

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 11:18

The UK economy has "cause for optimism", the governor of the Bank of England says, but warns that inflation will remain above target for two years.
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Elderly 'suffer from poor home care'

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 0:02

A quarter of home-care services provided to the elderly in England are failing to meet quality and safety standards, inspectors say.
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My next job in England - Mourinho

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 18:45
related countries: Spain Spain

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho says his next club will be English but a move to Manchester United is unlikely.
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Gatland wary of England overload

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 18:29
related countries: Australia Australia

Lions coach Warren Gatland believes selecting too many English players for the Australia tour could bring extra pressure.
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Frank Lampard signs kids' book deal

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 18:05

England footballer Frank Lampard is to write a series of children's books, says publisher Little, Brown.
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Actress McCutcheon declared bankrupt

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 16:03
related places: London

Former EastEnders actress and singer Martine McCutcheon is declared bankrupt after filing for insolvency at a London court.
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Broad rues wrong toss decision

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 11:45
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Hamilton

Stuart Broad says England's decision to insert New Zealand proved costly in their 55-run T20 defeat in Hamilton.
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UK inflation rate unchanged at 2.7%

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 11:23

UK consumer price inflation remained unchanged at 2.7% for the fourth consecutive month in January, after a big rise in alcohol and tobacco prices.
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Romania rejects 'scrounger' label

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 9:02

Romanians reject British 'scrounger' stereotype
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G4S Olympic losses increase to £70m

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 8:22

G4S, the firm that failed to provide enough security guards for London 2012, announces a £70m compensation deal with the Olympic organising committee.
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Uganda 'deports' UK theatre producer

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 8:22
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Uganda deports a UK theatre producer who ran into trouble over a play about the condition of gay people, a UK embassy spokesman tells the BBC.
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Queen tops Woman's Hour power list

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 7:03

The Queen, Home Secretary Theresa May and Santander bank boss Ana Botin are declared the UK's most powerful women in a BBC survey.
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RBA sells note printing unit stake

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 3:39
related countries: Australia Australia

The Reserve Bank of Australia agrees to sell its stake in currency printing firm Securency International to UK-based Innovia Film.
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UK weak in school fairness rankings

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 1:23

The UK performs poorly in an international comparison of social mobility within school systems.
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Knight closes Beatles album attempt

Monday, February 11th 2013, 23:57

British soul singer Beverley Knight brings an attempt to recreate The Beatles' epic 10-hour recording session of their album Please Please Me - to mark its 50th anniversary - to a close.
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RBS boss 'should get his bonus'

Monday, February 11th 2013, 19:09

The boss of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) should not have to cancel his bonus in light of the Libor rate-fixing scandal, the bank's chairman tells MPs.
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Care plans to bring 'peace of mind'

Monday, February 11th 2013, 18:07

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt says proposed changes to social care in England, including a £75,000 cap on nursing costs, will bring greater fairness to the system.
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UK leaders pay tribute to Pope

Monday, February 11th 2013, 17:16

UK religious and political leaders pay tribute to Pope Benedict XVI, following his unexpected resignation from the papacy on health grounds.
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VIDEO: Why Iceland wants Scotland's fish

Monday, February 11th 2013, 15:38
related countries: Iceland Iceland

Iceland calls for a reorganisation of the international mackerel fishery as the row over Scotland's most valuable stock intensifies.
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Argo named best film at Baftas

Monday, February 11th 2013, 10:46
related places: London

Argo picks up three Baftas including the top prize for best film, while James Bond movie Skyfall wins the award for outstanding British film.
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Baby attacked by fox 'recovering'

Monday, February 11th 2013, 9:41
related places: London

A four-week-old baby boy is "recovering well" after being attacked by a fox in his London home, hospital staff said.
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Is the UK abandoning its Afghan interpreters?

Monday, February 11th 2013, 9:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

What will happen to Afghan interpreters when UK troops go?
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Kate prank call DJ back on air

Monday, February 11th 2013, 4:15
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Cambridge, London

One of the two Australian DJs who made a prank call to the London hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated is back on air.
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Business confidence 'hits new low'

Monday, February 11th 2013, 0:10

Confidence among UK businesses hit its lowest level in at least 21 years last month, a survey suggests, renewing recession fears.
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Les Mis back on top of album chart

Sunday, February 10th 2013, 19:02
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The soundtrack to Oscar-nominated musical Les Miserables returns to the top of the UK album chart.
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'Mature' England please Lancaster

Sunday, February 10th 2013, 18:44
related countries: France France, Ireland Ireland
related places: Lancaster

Coach Stuart Lancaster praises England's maturity after their win in Ireland and predicts a massive game against France.
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Ireland 6-12 England

Sunday, February 10th 2013, 16:58
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

Owen Farrell scores four penalties as England defeat Ireland 12-6 to claim another victory in the Six Nations.
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Horsemeat scandal leads to Romania

Sunday, February 10th 2013, 15:57
related countries: France France, Romania Romania

The Romanian government is investigating whether horsemeat discovered in beef products in Britain and France came from an abattoir in Romania.
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Tax change to help fund social care

Sunday, February 10th 2013, 13:43

Thousands more people will have to pay inheritance tax to help fund social care reforms, the government is expected to announce.
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England race to victory over SA

Sunday, February 10th 2013, 6:40
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Anya Shrubsole takes five wickets as England race to a convincing seven-wicket win over South Africa in the World Cup Super Sixes.
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UK gives Scots 'best of both worlds'

Sunday, February 10th 2013, 0:12

Having two governments looking after its affairs gives Scotland "the best of both worlds", David Cameron says as he launches a defence of the Union.
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France 6-16 Wales

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 19:48
related countries: France France, Italy Italy
related places: Paris

Wales end a run of eight straight defeats as George North's spectacular finish helps them beat France in the Six Nations.
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Social care cap 'set at £75,000'

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 19:09

Elderly people in England will not have to pay more than £75,000 for long-term social care after 2017, the health secretary is set to say on Monday.
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'Tougher' food testing ordered

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 17:46

Retailers will now carry out "more and tougher testing" of beef products in the wake of widespread horsemeat contamination, the environment secretary says.
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Scotland 34-10 Italy

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 16:13
related countries: Italy Italy

Stuart Hogg scores a spectacular solo try as Scotland beat Italy to secure their record win in the Six Nations.
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Christmas truce matches 'replayed'

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 13:44
related countries: Germany Germany

Football matches played between British and German soldiers during the Christmas truce of World War I could be recreated for next year's centenary celebrations.
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Man charged over US death threats

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 10:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

A British man is charged after allegedly posting an online threat to kill 200 people in America.
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England set record in opening win

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 9:30
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Kiwi

England smash 15 sixes and beat their record Twenty20 score as they thrash New Zealand by 40 runs in the first international.
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England unfazed by Irish record

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 7:28
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

England's Danny Care and Dan Cole say Ireland's recent run of wins in Dublin will have no effect on Sunday's clash.
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Wreath tribute for lifeboat disaster

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 1:37

A wreath is to be laid in the sea off the north east coast of Scotland later to commemorate a lifeboat disaster which claimed the lives of six crew.
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Don't dump meat products - minister

Friday, February 8th 2013, 21:19

People should not throw away frozen meat products in the wake of further revelations in the horsemeat scandal, the food minister says.
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Cameron 'proud' of EU budget cut

Friday, February 8th 2013, 17:23

David Cameron hails a deal which will see the first-ever real-terms cut in the EU's budget as "good for the UK and good for Europe".
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Richmond landscape in export bar

Friday, February 8th 2013, 13:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Richmond Hill

A temporary export bar is placed on Jasper Francis Cropsey's Richmond Hill in the Summer of 1862, a rare example of a UK-owned British landscape by an American painter.
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