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GB cycling coach injured in crash

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 16:57
related places: Manchester

British head coach Shane Sutton is diagnosed with bleeding on the brain after crashing while riding his bike in Manchester.
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The Indian royal who became a spy

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 16:04
related countries: India India

Why an Indian princess became a British wartime agent
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Pietersen hits tour match century

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 13:10
related countries: India India
related places: Haryana

Kevin Pietersen hits 110 as England make 408-3 against Haryana in their final tour game before the first Test with India.
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Bank refrains from new stimulus

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 12:49

The Bank of England decides not to increase its quantitative easing stimulus programme and keeps interest rates unchanged at 0.5%.
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England debut for hooker Youngs

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 10:15
related countries: Fiji Fiji

Hooker Tom Youngs will make his England debut against Fiji on Saturday as England boss Stuart Lancaster makes five changes.
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French diplomats best, says UK

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 9:42
related countries: France France

Britain's diplomats have been told to learn lessons from the French, who have been judged the best in the world by a Foreign Office expert panel.
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VIDEO: Tamils 'still tortured' in Sri Lanka

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 9:08
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

There are calls for the suspension of special charter flights used to send home Sri Lankan Tamils who have been refused asylum in Britain because of concern they will be tortured
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UK man awaits ocean yacht rescue

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 8:31
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand, Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean

A British man and a woman from New Zealand are waiting to be rescued after their yacht rolled in the Pacific Ocean, rescue authorities say.
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BA owner mulls Vueling takeover

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 7:46
related countries: Spain Spain

The parent group of British Airways and Iberia, IAG, says it is considering a takeover of Spanish budget airline Vueling.
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Million 'dementia friends' wanted

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 0:02

The government wants to train a million people in England by 2015 to become "dementia friends", able to spot the signs of the illness and help sufferers.
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VIDEO: Merkel 'wants UK to remain in EU'

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 23:00

Angela Merkel has said she wants the UK to remain in the EU ahead of talks with David Cameron on the size of the EU budget.
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Cameron and Merkel talks 'warm'

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 22:41
related countries: Germany Germany

David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have held "open, warm and friendly" talks about the controversial EU budget, Downing Street says.
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Swann back home from India tour

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 17:26
related countries: India India

England spinner Graeme Swann flies home from England's tour of India to see his sick daughter, but is expected to return.
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Lord Coe named new BOA chairman

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 15:42

Lord Coe is elected unopposed as the new chairman of the British Olympic Association (BOA).
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Fischer documentary wins award

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 13:35

A film about chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer is named best cinema documentary at the Grierson Trust's British Documentary Awards.
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Coyle open to Scotland approach

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 10:49

Former Bolton boss Owen Coyle tells BBC Radio Scotland he would be open to an approach about the vacant Scotland manager's job.
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Cameron meets Syrian refugees

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 9:50
related countries: Syria Syria

David Cameron speaks of his determination to give Syria a brighter future as he meets refugees of the conflict in the country.
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VIDEO: Asylum hope for student shot in head

Wednesday, November 7th 2012, 0:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

An Ahmadi Muslim who was shot in the head in Pakistan has arrived in the UK for treatment and will claim asylum in order to avoid returning to his home country.
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Federer & Ferrer win ATP openers

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 23:19
related places: London

Roger Federer opens the defence of his title by beating Janko Tipsarevic as David Ferrer overcomes Juan Martin del Potro.
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May launches child abuse inquiry

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 22:20

Home Secretary Theresa May announces a new police investigation into allegations of child abuse in north Wales in the 1970s and 1980s.
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England duo clear to join Lions

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 17:56
related countries: Australia Australia

The RFU is happy for Warren Gatland to approach England's Andy Farrell and Graham Rowntree for the Lions' tour of Australia.
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UK 'open to Assad safe passage'

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 17:06
related countries: Syria Syria

British Prime Minister David Cameron says he would back offering President Bashar al-Assad safe passage out of Syria if it ended the bloodshed there.
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Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 14:45
related countries: China China

The murdered British businessman at the heart of the Bo Xilai China scandal was providing information to the UK secret service, it is claimed.
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Phillips out as Wales pick Knoyle

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 13:00
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Wales pick Tavis Knoyle at scrum-half ahead of Mike Phillips while Ospreys tight-head prop Aaron Jarvis is handed his debut against Argentina.
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May to outline abuse inquiry plan

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 12:34

Home Secretary Theresa May is to set out plans for a fresh inquiry into allegations of child abuse centred around children's homes in north Wales.
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Barlow tribute ends with reunion

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 12:27
related places: London

A tribute evening to Gary Barlow becomes a Take That reunion as the singer is joined on stage by all four of his chart-topping bandmates.
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UK and UAE partnership on defence

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 11:36
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

Britain and the United Arab Emirates announce a joint defence partnership, following David Cameron's two-day visit to the country.
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Strachan for Scotland - McLeish

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 9:46

Alex McLeish tips Gordon Strachan to succeed Craig Levein as Scotland manager, saying he prefers to stay in club football.
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Profits fall at Marks and Spencer

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 8:30

Marks and Spencer, the UK's biggest clothing retailer, has posted first-half pre-tax profits of £290m for the six months to the end of September, down 9.7%.
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Cautious welcome for abuse probe

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 7:58

A man who claims he was abused by a senior Conservative in the 1980s has given a muted welcome to the inquiry into abuse in north Wales announced by the prime minister.
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Green Moon wins the Melbourne Cup

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 4:12

The Australian-trained Green Moon, formerly based in Britain, wins the Melbourne Cup at Flemington.
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Top executives' earnings up 27%

Tuesday, November 6th 2012, 3:49

Senior executives in the UK's biggest companies have seen their average earnings go up by more than a quarter in the past year.
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Murray opens Finals bid with win

Monday, November 5th 2012, 21:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

Andy Murray battles his way to an edgy opening win against Tomas Berdych at the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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PM orders sex abuse inquiry probe

Monday, November 5th 2012, 20:00

David Cameron is to appoint a "senior independent figure" to examine how claims of sexual abuse at north Wales children's homes were dealt with.
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Levein sacked as Scotland coach

Monday, November 5th 2012, 18:53

Craig Levein is sacked as Scotland coach, with Billy Stark in temporary charge, the Scottish FA confirms.
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Museum wants to be sculpture home

Monday, November 5th 2012, 18:51
related places: London

A London museum says it wants to become a permanent home for a sculpture that has been put up for sale by Tower Hamlets Council.
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Camilla's hug with orphaned joey

Monday, November 5th 2012, 18:02
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Cornwall

An orphaned kangaroo joey charms the Duchess of Cornwall as she and the Prince of Wales begin a six-day tour of Australia to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
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PM: UK defence sales legitimate

Monday, November 5th 2012, 15:20

David Cameron pledges to raise human rights as he arrives in the Gulf but says promoting UK defence business is "completely legitimate and right".
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Veterans lead indie film nominees

Monday, November 5th 2012, 15:12

Dame Judi Dench, Dame Maggie Smith, Vanessa Redgrave and Terence Stamp are leading the nominations at this year's British Independent Film Awards.
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UK service sector growth 'slows'

Monday, November 5th 2012, 10:56

Activity in the UK service sector grew at its slowest pace in almost two years in October, a survey suggests.
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Yuvraj named in India Test squad

Monday, November 5th 2012, 9:38
related countries: India India

Yuvraj Singh is preferred to Suresh Raina in the India squad for the first two Tests against England.
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Britain lined up as Europe's fall guy

Monday, November 5th 2012, 9:29

UK lined up as Europe's fall guy on budget, writes Gavin Hewitt
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Thieves opens Korean film event

Monday, November 5th 2012, 9:27
related countries: North Korea North Korea

UK film festival shows breadth of South Korean cinema
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Injured Broad rests bruised heel

Monday, November 5th 2012, 7:02
related countries: India India

Stuart Broad will not bowl on the final day of England's match against Mumbai A after bruising his left heel.
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Children 'with no state' in UK

Monday, November 5th 2012, 1:53
related places: London

Hundreds of children living rough in London may have no official nationality, a BBC investigation finds.
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Catholic teaching: A new political zeitgeist?

Monday, November 5th 2012, 1:11

A new zeitgeist for Britain’s Left?
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Murray set for return at Finals

Monday, November 5th 2012, 0:06
related places: London

Andy Murray plays his first competitive match in Britain since winning the US Open, facing Tomas Berdych on Monday.
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Flood warnings follow snowfall

Sunday, November 4th 2012, 22:27

Several inches of snow which fell across parts of the west of England melts, adding to the threat of flooding.
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British soldier killed in Cyprus

Sunday, November 4th 2012, 16:09
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus
related places: Ayia Napa

Three UK tourists are arrested after a British soldier stationed in Cyprus is stabbed to death in a nightclub in Ayia Napa.
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Royal pair tour Papua New Guinea

Sunday, November 4th 2012, 15:31
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall get a glimpse of village life in Papua New Guinea.
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Commissioner urges abuse inquiry

Sunday, November 4th 2012, 14:23

The Children's Commissioner for Wales is to write to the nation's first minister to request a new inquiry into the abuse of children at care homes in north Wales in the 1970s and 80s.
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Boyle joins Henry Moore protest

Sunday, November 4th 2012, 12:08
related places: London

The Oscar-winning film-maker joins leading arts figures to write a letter protesting the sale of a Henry Moore sculpture by a London council.
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England made to toil by Mumbai A

Sunday, November 4th 2012, 12:04

England's bowlers are made to struggle on day two of their tour match against Mumbai A, with the hosts closing on 232-4.
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UK teachers paid by offshore firm

Sunday, November 4th 2012, 1:57

A company employing thousands of public sector workers has avoided paying millions of pounds in employer National Insurance contributions.
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England 44-6 France

Saturday, November 3rd 2012, 16:45
related countries: France France

Kallum Watkins scores a hat-trick as England crush France in a dress rehearsal for next week's Autumn Internationals final.
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'Water summit' in drought region

Saturday, November 3rd 2012, 13:25

Politicians, farmers and water industry leaders are to attend a "water summit" to discuss supply issues in south-east England.
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Boris wrong on Heathrow - Cameron

Saturday, November 3rd 2012, 12:57
related places: Cameron, Heathrow

The prime minister says London Mayor Boris Johnson is wrong to dismiss a third runway at Heathrow and will not be given a veto on the issue.
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Cheers mark start of Jubilee tour

Saturday, November 3rd 2012, 12:13
related countries: Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are welcomed to Papua New Guinea as they begin a tour to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
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How the GI influx shaped Britain's view of Americans

Saturday, November 3rd 2012, 0:21
related countries: United States United States

How the WWII GI influx shaped British view of US
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Jail officer murder: Irish arrest

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 23:55

Irish police arrest a man in connection with the murder of Northern Ireland prison officer David Black.
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Victim seeks abuse investigation

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 23:26

A victim of child sex abuse in north Wales tells BBC Newsnight that his abusers included a leading Thatcher-era Conservative politician, and calls for a new investigation.
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Cook rested for England tour game

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 17:25

England captain Alastair Cook is to be rested for the tour match against Mumbai A, with vice-captain Stuart Broad taking over.
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Litvinenko inquest details emerge

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 17:03
related countries: Russia Russia

An inquest could examine the possible role of British spies in the death of murdered Russian former agent Alexander Litvinenko, it emerges.
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Teachers' anger at marking 'snub'

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 12:09

Teachers in England react angrily to suggestions by the exams watchdog that they marked coursework too generously.
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Storm over Cardinal 'bigot' award

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 9:40

A row breaks out after the leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland is named Bigot of the Year by gay rights charity Stonewall.
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School GCSE marks 'too generous'

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 8:56

Too much pressure on schools in England to get good GCSE grades led to over-generous marking of course work by teachers, the exams watchdog Ofqual concludes.
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Levein's fate shrouded in doubt

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 7:58

Craig Levein's future as Scotland manager remains uncertain after the Scottish FA board met to discuss it.
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Soaked UK could be set for floods

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 7:36

The Environment Agency says the wettest recorded April-June period has soaked the UK to capacity, meaning even modest rain could cause floods.
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Briton wins $50,000 photo prize

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 7:09
related countries: Canada Canada

Britain's Jo Longhurst is named the winner of the Grange Prize, a Canadian award that recognises the best in international contemporary photography.
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VIDEO: Tappin changes plea to guilty

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 3:06
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

A British businessman accused of plotting to sell anti-aircraft missile parts to Iran has pleaded guilty in a US court.
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Bank's governance is 'defective'

Friday, November 2nd 2012, 0:19

Governance of the Bank of England is "defective", says the head of the Treasury Committee after the publication of three independent reviews into the Bank.
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Jail officer family 'devastated'

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 23:49

The family of a Northern Ireland prison officer murdered as he drove to work are "absolutely devastated", their minister says.
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Tappin pleads guilty over weapons

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 20:41
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: London

A retired London businessman extradited to the United States pleads guilty to selling weapons parts to Iran.
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Protesters call for ban on khat

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 17:47
related places: London

About 100 members of the Somali community demonstrate outside Downing Street to call on the government to ban a herbal high.
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Patel makes ton in England draw

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 13:54
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

All-rounder Samit Patel makes 104 as England draw with India A in their opening tour match in Mumbai.
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Clegg warns of EU 'catastrophe'

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 11:33

Attempts to alter the UK's relationship with the EU could have "catastrophic" results, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says.
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China fund buys stake in Heathrow

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 8:06
related places: Heathrow, London

China Investment Corporation, the country's sovereign wealth fund, buys a 10% stake in the firm that runs London's Heathrow airport.
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Music acts vie for Mercury Prize

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 1:52
related places: London

The winner of this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize will be announced in London later, with bookmakers naming indie rockers Alt-J as the favourites.
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'Wealth inequality' hits children

Thursday, November 1st 2012, 1:26

The global gap between rich and poor is at its highest level for 20 years and is growing, according to British NGO Save The Children.
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MoD names two dead UK soldiers

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 18:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two British soldiers shot dead in Afghanistan by a man wearing an Afghan police uniform are named by the Ministry of Defence.
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Barclays in new regulatory probes

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 17:29

UK bank Barclays says that it is the subject of two new regulatory probes after a series of scandals and announces it made a loss in the third quarter.
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Heseltine issues growth challenge

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 16:09

Lord Heseltine recommends ending a century of centralisation and moving growth funds nearer to industry in his report into boosting UK growth.
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Morning business round-up

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 12:11

Our daily morning business round-up looks at the main stories in Europe and Asia, including the UK economy emerging from recession.
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Cook and Patel shine for England

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 12:07
related countries: India India
related places: Patel

Alastair Cook hits a century in a huge stand with Samit Patel to rescue England on day two of their tour match against India A.
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Ashton could miss England opener

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 11:25
related countries: Fiji Fiji

Chris Ashton could miss England's international against Fiji if he is found guilty of making a dangerous tackle on Vasily Artemyev.
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Court rules against US detainee

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 10:48
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

The UK Supreme Court rules against a legal charity which argued a Pakistani national in US custody should be handed over to the UK.
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First Diamond Jubilee state visit

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 6:10
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesia's president is due in Britain for the first inward state visit of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee year.
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How Alistair Cooke brought two nations together

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 0:50
related countries: United States United States

How Alistair Cooke brought Britain and the US together
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The Church of Scotland's boutique hotel

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 0:44
related countries: Israel Israel

Why does the Church of Scotland own a boutique hotel in Israel?
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Serbia police charge England pair

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 21:24

Serbian police file charges against two England Under-21 players following a brawl at last month's Euro 2013 play-off.
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Search for missing boy called off

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 20:27
related countries: France France

The search is called off for a 12-year-old British boy who is missing on an island in the south of France.
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Talks to save London taxi firm

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 17:30
related places: London

Administrators at the maker of London black cabs, Manganese Bronze, say they are talking to an "encouraging" list of parties interested in its rescue.
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Finn injured in England warm-up

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 13:21

An injury to Steven Finn compounds a testing first day for England in their opening tour match against India A.
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Mother admits killing children

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 13:02
related places: London

A mother who suffered postnatal depression admits killing her two children, aged 14 months and 10 weeks, at their London home.
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Hitachi buys UK nuclear project

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 10:44
related countries: Germany Germany, Japan Japan
related places: Hitachi

Japan's Hitachi has bought the UK's Horizon nuclear project from German companies E.On and RWE, giving it rights to build new power plants.
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Storm Sandy cancels flights to US

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 9:33
related countries: United States United States

Passengers flying to the US from the UK continue to have their journeys disrupted as a result of the cyclone sweeping through the area.
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Collins honoured at music awards

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 9:15

Scottish musician Edwyn Collins is honoured for his contribution to the music industry at the Association of Independent Music Awards, seven years after he almost died from a brain haemorrhage.
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VIDEO: Cotillard digs deep for Rust and Bone

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 6:43

Rust and Bone has won the top prize at the recent BFI London Film Festival and is about to open in the UK. Stars of the film Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts told the BBC's Tim Masters about working on the film.
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Breast screening harm highlighted

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 6:43

Women invited for breast cancer screening in the UK are to be given more information about the potential harms of being tested.
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Royal Mail to create 1,000 jobs

Tuesday, October 30th 2012, 0:14

Royal Mail is to create 1,000 jobs in the UK over the next four years as part of a £75m investment programme for its parcels business.
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