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Williams quit threat after defeat

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 11:45

Mark Williams says he is considering retiring from snooker after losing in the first round of the UK Championship to Mark King.
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Tui did not pay corporation tax

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 11:43

Tui Travel admits that it did not pay any corporation tax in the year to 30 September, despite reporting a profit of £390m for the 12 months.
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BA cutting 400 cabin crew jobs

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 9:32

British Airways confirms that it is cutting 400 senior cabin crew positions on both its long and short-haul routes.
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Rihanna to headline T in the Park

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 8:00

Barbadian singer and Mumford & Sons to top Scotland's biggest festival as it celebrates its 20th year.
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Solar plant 'largest in Africa'

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 7:52

A UK firm announces plans to build what they claim is the biggest solar power plant in Africa, which aims to provide electricity to 100,000 homes.
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UK economy 'not as bad in 2012'

Tuesday, December 4th 2012, 0:07

The British Chambers of Commerce increases its forecast for UK growth for 2012 but still expects the economy to shrink.
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Wales eye England game in Cardiff

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 20:20
related places: Cardiff

WRU chief Roger Lewis proposes that Wales' 2015 Rugby World Cup pool game with England should be at the Millennium Stadium.
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England and Wales draw Australia

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 17:32

Hosts England draw Wales and Australia in their 2015 Rugby World Cup pool, Scotland face South Africa and Ireland draw France.
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Swimming is in a mess - Adlington

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 17:01
related places: Adlington

Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington criticises British Swimming for the delay in naming a new head coach.
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Pressure mounts over Israel plans

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 15:49
related countries: France France, Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

Britain and France summon Israeli ambassadors in protest at Israel's decision to approve new homes in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
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Starbucks 'planning tax changes'

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 15:22

Starbucks is planning to change the way it operates so that it will end up paying corporation tax in the UK, the BBC has learned.
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Redgrave set to star in Much Ado

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 12:49
related places: London

Mark Rylance is to direct Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing at London's Old Vic next year.
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Global firms' tax pay 'an insult'

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 12:41

Global firms operating in the UK that pay little or no tax are an "insult" to British businesses and HMRC needs to be tougher with them, MPs say.
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UK summons Israel's ambassador

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 11:55
related countries: Israel Israel

The UK warns Israel of a "strong reaction" if it carries out plans to expand settlement building in the occupied Palestinian territories.
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Hospitals are 'full to bursting'

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 9:49

Hospitals are "full to bursting" in England, creating a potentially dangerous environment for patients, an analysis by experts suggests.
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Colman up for two comedy awards

Sunday, December 2nd 2012, 23:12

Olivia Colman will compete against herself and two others in the best actress category at this year's British Comedy Awards.
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Joyce shocks Trump in first round

Sunday, December 2nd 2012, 22:51

World number 50 Mark Joyce knocks world number one and holder Judd Trump out of the UK Championship.
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Starbucks: We must do more on tax

Sunday, December 2nd 2012, 18:16

Global coffee chain Starbucks says it is in talks with UK authorities over how much tax it pays.
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Hibernian 1-0 Hearts

Sunday, December 2nd 2012, 17:29

A late deflected strike from David Wotherspoon earns Hibernian a Scottish Cup win over trophy-holders Hearts.
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Halfpenny released from hospital

Sunday, December 2nd 2012, 11:47

Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny is released from hospital after having scans on the neck injury he suffered against Australia.
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Fracking firm ready to press on

Sunday, December 2nd 2012, 5:25

The head of a company involved in fracking says it is ready to press on quickly with shale gas production if a UK ban on the technique is lifted.
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Win was unbelievable - Lancaster

Saturday, December 1st 2012, 20:20
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Lancaster

Head coach Stuart Lancaster says England's thrilling victory over New Zealand is an "unbelievable achievement".
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We must stick together - Wenger

Saturday, December 1st 2012, 19:44
related places: London

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger urges the London club to remain united in the belief his struggling side's form will improve.
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Higgins through but Ding goes out

Saturday, December 1st 2012, 19:01

John Higgins snatches three frames in a row to defeat Michael Holt 6-3 in the first round of the UK Championship.
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Snow falls in some parts of UK

Saturday, December 1st 2012, 17:47

Snow has fallen across parts of the UK, with forecasters predicting more over the weekend.
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Wales 12-14 Australia

Saturday, December 1st 2012, 17:08
related countries: Australia Australia

Wales fall to a seventh successive defeat after Kurtley Beale scores a last-minute try for Australia.
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PM urging greater Aids awareness

Saturday, December 1st 2012, 4:24

There is still too much ignorance about HIV and Aids, David Cameron says, as figures suggest 25,000 people in the UK have the virus but do not know.
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UK stops £21m payment to Rwanda

Friday, November 30th 2012, 18:02
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda Rwanda

The UK suspends aid to Rwanda worth £21m, amid concerns about the country's role in the conflict in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Robshaw learns Bok defeat lessons

Friday, November 30th 2012, 16:03
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England captain Chris Robshaw learns lessons after his decision-making was criticised in defeat to South Africa.
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Artist 'outrage' over stolen work

Friday, November 30th 2012, 12:00
related countries: Isle of Man Isle of Man
related places: London

Turner prize-winning artist Douglas Gordon has hit out at Christie's after a solid gold sculpture was stolen from the auctioneer's London warehouse.
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Sex offender wins Facebook case

Friday, November 30th 2012, 11:41

A convicted sex offender wins a High Court order for the removal of a Facebook page monitoring paedophiles in Northern Ireland.
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Labour in triple by-election win

Friday, November 30th 2012, 9:23
related places: Rotherham

Labour wins by-elections in Croydon North, Middlesbrough and Rotherham, seeing off challenges from UKIP and Conservatives.
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'1,000 dogs trafficked each week'

Friday, November 30th 2012, 4:33
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Up to 1,000 dogs a week are being illegally imported into the UK from unlicensed puppy farms in Ireland, animal welfare charities say.
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Labour retain seat in Rotherham

Friday, November 30th 2012, 1:09
related places: Rotherham

Labour holds the South Yorkshire seat of Rotherham in a parliamentary by-election with the UK Independence Party taking second place.
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Three whooping cough baby deaths

Friday, November 30th 2012, 0:03

Three babies died from whooping cough in October as one of the worst outbreaks in decades continues, figures for England and Wales show.
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Newzbin2 piracy site shuts down

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 14:17

Newzbin2, a site which offered links to pirated content, has decided to close - 15 months after a UK court ruled it must be blocked.
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Afghan captives in 'torture risk'

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 14:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

People detained by UK forces in Afghanistan cannot be transferred to Afghan custody at present, over fears of ill treatment, the defence secretary tells the High Court.
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Energy Bill for 'cleaner economy'

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 13:41

Energy minister Ed Davey publishes his much-trailed Energy Bill, setting out the roadmap for the UK's switch to "a low-carbon economy".
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Clegg to give Leveson response

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 12:32

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is to make his own statement to MPs on the Leveson report after reportedly failing to agree on a response with David Cameron on press regulation.
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UK net migration down by quarter

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 11:53
related places: March

Net migration levels fell from 242,000 to 183,000 in the year to March as fewer foreign nationals study in the UK, estimated figures indicate.
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Farrell at fly-half for England

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 10:15
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Player of the year nominee Owen Farrell starts as England fly-half in place of the injured Toby Flood against New Zealand.
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ITV wants 'exact' World Cup times

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 9:11

Fifa must ensure that matches in the 2014 World Cup start on time, the head of sport at UK commercial TV broadcaster ITV says.
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Fresh health fears over Assange

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 5:08
related places: London

Julian Assange, who is living at the Ecuadorean embassy in London, has a chronic lung infection, the country's ambassador to the UK warns.
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UKBA 'failed to check' tip-offs

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 2:46

Thousands of overseas students may have stayed in Britain illegally because border staff failed to check out tip-offs about them, a report says.
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Highest-ever HIV cases in gay men

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 0:11

The number of gay and bisexual men being diagnosed with HIV in the UK reached an "all-time high" in 2011, according to the Health Protection Agency.
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Berlin's hi-tech boom in 'Silicon Allee'

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 0:08
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: London

Can Berlin overtake London as Europe's hi-tech hub?
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PM and Clegg hold Leveson talks

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 22:20

David Cameron and Nick Clegg meet to discuss the Leveson report on media standards, amid reports of a possible coalition split on future press regulation.
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Nokia seeks Blackberry sales bans

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 20:30
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States
related places: Blackberry

Nokia is seeking to ban sales of Blackberry phones in the US, UK and Canada after its rival refused to pay patent licence fees.
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UK and Kuwait in security deal

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 20:09
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait

The UK and Kuwait are expected to announce a major security partnership worth up to £1.5bn ($2.4bn), the BBC understands.
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Hodgson eager for Brazil chance

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 18:00
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Manager Roy Hodgson believes England have a good chance at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil if they qualify.
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Palestinian vote: UK may abstain

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 15:58

Foreign Secretary William Hague says the UK may abstain in a key vote on Palestinian status at the UN unless further assurances are given.
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Giles appointed ODI & T20 boss

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 15:14

Ashley Giles leaves his role at Warwickshire to take charge of England's one-day and Twenty20 teams.
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Fit Pocock poised to face Wales

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 14:46
related places: Cardiff

Australia flanker David Pocock has recovered from injury to be in contention to face Wales on Cardiff on Saturday.
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Mystery over Russian man's death

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 14:26
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian businessman linked as a witness to a high-profile corruption scandal has been found dead near his home in Surrey, south-east England.
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NZ's Hore banned for five weeks

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 13:43
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand hooker Andrew Hore is banned for five weeks for striking Wales lock Bradley Davies off the ball.
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AUDIO: No planes for global super tourist

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 13:35

British super tourist Graham Hughes claims to be the first person to travel to every country in the world without using a plane
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Russia's Megafon raises $1.7bn

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 13:03
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: London, Moscow

Megafon, the mobile phone operator controlled by Russia's richest man, raises $1.7bn from a share sale in Moscow and London.
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US piracy accused strikes deal

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 12:30
related countries: United States United States

A British student facing trial and possible imprisonment in the United States strikes a deal to avoid extradition, the High Court hears.
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Plan for 45p minimum alcohol cost

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 10:34

Ministers are proposing to set a minimum price of 45p a unit for the sale of alcohol in England and Wales as part of a drive to tackle problem drinking.
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Call to keep GCSE exams in Wales

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 10:18

Teenagers in Wales should continue to sit GCSEs as part of a revamped Baccalaureate, an independent report says.
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Babylonian artefact to tour US

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 1:55
related countries: United States United States

One of the British Museum's most iconic objects, the Cyrus Cylinder - an ancient "bill of rights", will tour the US in 2013.
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France’s craze for British weddings

Wednesday, November 28th 2012, 0:09
related countries: France France

The French craze for British-style weddings
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Woman's body found amid flooding

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 21:00

The body of an elderly woman is found in a flooded home in St Asaph, as floodwaters threaten hundreds of homes in Wales and England.
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Lynch: HP should back up claims

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 18:22

The former head of Autonomy, the UK group accused of misrepresenting its finances by US computer maker Hewlett-Packard, demands details of the allegations.
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All Blacks are beatable - Farrell

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 17:40
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Andy Farrell believes his "fearless" young England side can record a significant milestone by beating world champions New Zealand.
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Economic growth confirmed at 1%

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 10:41

The UK economy grew by 1% between July and September, official figures confirm, with the Olympics boosting growth over the summer.
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Tendulkar retains his India place

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 10:13
related countries: India India

Sachin Tendulkar is selected in India's squad for the third Test against England despite a run of low scores in 2012.
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UK education sixth best in world

Tuesday, November 27th 2012, 8:31
related countries: Finland Finland, South Korea South Korea

An international education league table puts the UK among a leading group of countries headed by Finland and South Korea.
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Surprise choice for Bank governor

Monday, November 26th 2012, 22:02

Mark Carney, the head of the Canadian central bank, is named as the surprise choice for new governor of the Bank of England by Chancellor George Osborne.
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Heavy rain brings floods to north

Monday, November 26th 2012, 20:14

Flooding continues to cause disruption to road and rail in north-east England and north Wales, as local authorities are promised emergency financial assistance to cope.
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Stones 'still leading the pack'

Monday, November 26th 2012, 12:28
related places: London

The Rolling Stones return to the London stage in the first of five concerts to celebrate their 50th anniversary.
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BP eyes UK extension to gas route

Monday, November 26th 2012, 11:40
related countries: Russia Russia

BP holds talks with the Russian government and stakeholders in the Nordstream pipeline about extending the line to deliver gas to the UK.
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UK 'could face austerity to 2018'

Monday, November 26th 2012, 10:47

The UK could face an extended squeeze on public spending, an independent think tank warns nine days before the chancellor's Autumn Statement.
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Austrian ex-MEP Strasser on trial

Monday, November 26th 2012, 10:36
related countries: Austria Austria
related places: Vienna

A former Austrian interior minister and Euro MP, Ernst Strasser, goes on trial in Vienna on corruption charges, after being secretly filmed by British undercover reporters.
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Pietersen innings decisive - Cook

Monday, November 26th 2012, 10:04
related countries: India India

Alastair Cook says Kevin Pietersen was the difference between the sides in England's 10-wicket win over India.
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Ruthless England wrap up victory

Monday, November 26th 2012, 6:07
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

England complete a memorable 10-wicket win over India in the second Test in Mumbai to level the four-match series.
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Boyle's Olympic ceremony honoured

Monday, November 26th 2012, 5:13
related places: London

Danny Boyle's Olympic opening ceremony is honoured at Evening Standard Theatre Awards, hosted in London by actor James Corden.
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More than 800 homes hit by floods

Monday, November 26th 2012, 0:10
related places: More

More than 800 homes are flooded, and two people are killed, after a band of heavy rain and strong winds sweeps across England and Wales.
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Firms help tax evasion flourish

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 20:24

A flourishing industry which helps people to evade UK tax is uncovered following an investigation by the BBC's Panorama programme.
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Actress Dinah Sheridan dies at 92

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 15:54

Dinah Sheridan, who appeared in classic British films including The Railway Children and Genevieve, as well as the BBC sitcom All Night Long, dies.
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Two die as storms batter Britain

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 15:36

Two people die and more than 800 homes are flooded after more heavy rain and strong winds hit already saturated parts of England and Wales.
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Former Chelsea boss Sexton dies

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 15:14

Former Chelsea, Manchester United, QPR, Leyton Orient and England Under-21 manager Dave Sexton dies, aged 82.
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UK calls for US lead on Mid-East

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 13:14
related countries: Israel Israel, United States United States

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague calls for a "decisive lead" from the United States in seeking a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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Aston Martin firm denies bid talk

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 12:38
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait

The owner of Aston Martin, Kuwait's Investment Dar, denies reports it has received competing bids for a 50% stake in the luxury British car brand.
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England close on win over India

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 11:33
related countries: India India

Kevin Pietersen smashes 186 and Monty Panesar takes five wickets to leave England on the verge of victory over India.
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Robinson quits as Scotland coach

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 10:55

Andy Robinson resigns as Scotland's head coach after a disappointing run of results, culminating in defeat by Tonga.
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Ponting fears for Ashes tour spot

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 8:18
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia batsman Ricky Ponting says he will miss out on the Ashes tour of England if his form does not improve.
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BAE boss says shipyard may close

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 4:01

A decision on the future of BAE Systems' major shipyards is likely to be made before the end of the year and one site may close, its UK chief executive says.
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Law to tackle stalking introduced

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 0:53

Stalking becomes a specific criminal offence in England and Wales following a government pledge to improve victims' safety.
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Scotland 15-21 Tonga

Saturday, November 24th 2012, 16:56
related countries: Tonga Tonga
related places: Pittodrie

Andy Robinson's Scotland end the autumn Test series with a dispiriting defeat to Tonga at Pittodrie.
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Australia hammer England in Perth

Saturday, November 24th 2012, 12:15
related places: Perth

Australia beat England 6-2 in the first of back-to-back matches at the International Super Series Hockey 9s in Perth.
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Cook & Pietersen defy India spin

Saturday, November 24th 2012, 11:48
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen put on 110 as England reach 178-2 in reply to India's 327 in the second Test in Mumbai.
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UKIP couple lose foster children

Saturday, November 24th 2012, 11:35

A couple from South Yorkshire have had children removed from their care as foster parents because of their membership of the UK Independence Party.
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Cameron: EU deal not good enough

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 17:29

UK Prime Minister David Cameron says the EU budget deal being offered in Brussels "was not good enough", as the summit breaks up without agreement.
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Injured Carter out of Wales game

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 17:02
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter will miss Saturday's match with Wales because of injury.
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Man dies as wind and rain lash UK

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 16:25

A man dies after his car is trapped in flood water in Somerset, after strong winds and heavy rain sweep across the UK, with more bad weather to come.
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Hammer horror heads for the stage

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 13:36

British film brand Hammer is taking its first steps into the world of live theatre in a new stage adaptation of Henry James's The Turn of the Screw.
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Brilliant Pujara thwarts England

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 11:39
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

India's Cheteshwar Pujara again defies England with an elegant unbeaten century on day one of the second Test in Mumbai.
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VIDEO: WWII code 'may never be cracked'

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 11:06

Britain's top code-breakers say they are stumped by a secret code found on the leg of a dead pigeon.
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Tata Steel cuts 600 jobs in Wales

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 10:33
related places: Port Talbot

Tata Steel is cutting 900 jobs around the UK including almost 600 jobs at plants in Wales, with most losses among white collar staff at Port Talbot.
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