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Mascarenhas's warning for England

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 9:04
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Dimitri Mascarenhas warns England it will be difficult to defend their World Twenty20 title in Sri Lanka.
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Teenager, 14, stabbed to death

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 7:39
related places: London

A 14-year-old boy suffers fatal stab injuries during an incident in south-east London.
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GCSE exam changes to be announced

Sunday, September 16th 2012, 4:17

Government plans for replacing GCSE exams in England will be unveiled on Tuesday, it is revealed.
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Poetic painting wins art prize

Saturday, September 15th 2012, 14:20

Sarah Pickstone wins the £25,000 John Moores Painting Prize, billed as Britain's most prestigious painting accolade, for a work inspired by poet Stevie Smith.
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UK soldier dies in Afghan blast

Saturday, September 15th 2012, 8:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A soldier from 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards has been killed in Afghanistan after his vehicle hit a roadside bomb, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Minister's call over women sport

Saturday, September 15th 2012, 4:07

The new culture secretary writes to broadcasters urging them not to cut their coverage of women's sport now London 2012 is over.
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Anti-Islam film protests escalate

Friday, September 14th 2012, 22:33
related countries: Germany Germany, Sudan Sudan
related places: Khartoum

At least seven people are killed as protests against a film which mocks Islam spread through the Muslim world and beyond.
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City trader 'gambled away' £1.4bn

Friday, September 14th 2012, 14:59

A trader at a City of London bank "gambled away" £1.4bn of his firm's money and caused "chaos and disaster", a jury hears.
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London Wasps takeover completed

Friday, September 14th 2012, 11:31

London Wasps announce the takeover of the club by a consortium including former player Ken Moss has been finalised.
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Top universities still have space

Friday, September 14th 2012, 11:23

A quarter of universities in England's Russell Group still have vacancies, as the new tuition fees regime comes in.
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UK construction down 10% on year

Friday, September 14th 2012, 9:45

Activity in the UK construction sector was down 10.1% in the year to July, according to official figures.
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Uganda charges man over gay play

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 23:19
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Ugandan authorities charge British theatre producer David Cecil for staging a play about the condition of gay people in the country.
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Alps cyclist 'feared more shots'

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 22:49
related countries: France France

The former RAF pilot who found a British family murdered in the French Alps says he feared the killer could still be nearby to shoot him next.
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VIDEO: Fears for the future in Afghanistan

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 22:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has raised concerns about the safety of UK troops, while on a trip to Afghanistan
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Black lands key UK Athletics role

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 16:21
related places: Charles

UK Athletics (UKA) appoints Neil Black as performance director following the resignation of head coach Charles van Commenee.
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Toiling Cavendish loses Tour lead

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 16:13

Mark Cavendish surrenders the overall lead of the Tour of Britain as Marc de Maar produces a stunning display to win stage five.
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BAE shares slide on EADS talks

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 16:12

Shares in UK defence contractor BAE Systems and European aerospace firm EADS both fall a day after they revealed they had entered merger talks.
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Disabled people suffer crime rise

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 13:13

There has been a rise in hate crimes against disabled people, police figures for England, Wales and Northern Ireland show.
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'King of Sexploitation' Long dies

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 13:04
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

British film-maker Stanley Long, known for directing low-budget sex comedies in the 1960s and '70s, dies aged 78.
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Hoffman and Led Zeppelin honoured

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 10:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

US actor Dustin Hoffman, British rock band Led Zeppelin and TV host David Letterman are to be honoured by Washington's Kennedy Center later this year.
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Plan B, Hawley tipped for Mercury

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 9:45
related places: London

Rapper Plan B and singer-songwriter Richard Hawley are named joint favourites to win the Mercury Prize as this year's shortlist is announced.
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Hospitals 'on brink of collapse'

Thursday, September 13th 2012, 0:23

Hospitals in England could be on the brink of collapse because of the rising demand and complexity of cases they are seeing, doctors warn.
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Alps death family 'heartbroken'

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 22:22
related countries: France France

The relatives of a British man and his family killed in the French Alps last week say they are "heartbroken" by the "shocking crime".
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BAE and EADS in talks over merger

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 22:14

UK defence contractor BAE Systems says it is in talks with European aerospace firm EADS over a possible merger.
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England thrash SA to draw series

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 21:53
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Birmingham, Edgbaston

Craig Kieswetter and Jos Buttler help England end their summer in style with a 28-run win over South Africa to draw the T20 series.
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UK will support Iraq, vows Hague

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 21:51
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The UK will support Iraq on its path to stability, promises Foreign Secretary William Hague as he arrives in the country on his first official visit.
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Banker fined over HBOS collapse

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 16:54

A former HBOS executive is fined £500,000 by the UK financial regulator over his role in the bank's collapse.
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Platinum firm shuts S Africa mine

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 15:33
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United States United States

UK-listed miner Anglo American suspends operations at a platinum mine in South Africa to "protect the safety of its employees".
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Cavendish wins stage to lead Tour

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 15:16

Mark Cavendish takes the overall lead in the Tour of Britain with victory in stage four, his second successive stage win.
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18-rated Dredd tops UK box office

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 12:10
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Futuristic 3D action movie Dredd becomes the first film carrying an 18 certificate to top the UK and Ireland box office chart since Saw 3D in 2010.
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UK unemployment falls by 7,000

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 10:45

The number of people out of work fell by 7,000 to 2.59 million in the three months to July, according to the Office for National Statistics.
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Summer rainfall 'hit B&Q profits'

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 9:58

B&Q's owner Kingfisher says the summer's heavy rainfall cut its profits in the UK and northern Europe by £30m.
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Pietersen dispute saddens Vaughan

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 9:55
related countries: India India

Former England captain Michael Vaughan says the Kevin Pietersen dispute could have been resolved by the players.
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Hodgson buoyed by England display

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 8:20
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

England boss Roy Hodgson is more confident that his side will reach the 2014 World Cup following their 1-1 draw with Ukraine.
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Rejuvenated Robbie in solo return

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 7:21

Pop singer Robbie Williams begins his first solo tour since 2006, and signals his desperation to regain his crown as the undisputed king of British pop.
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Trafficked young 'missing in UK'

Wednesday, September 12th 2012, 1:32

A "significant" number of children trafficked into the UK are going missing from local authority care, a Council of Europe report says.
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England 1-1 Ukraine

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 20:57
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Frank Lampard's late penalty salvages England a draw against Ukraine in the first home match of their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign.
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Pupils in GCSE grade 'border war'

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 19:19

Pupils in England who took the disputed GCSE English exam could end up with a lower grade for exactly the same work as their counterparts in Wales.
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Huawei investing £1.3bn in the UK

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 16:45
related countries: China China

Chinese telecoms and computer network giant Huawei Technologies is to invest £1.3bn in expanding its UK operations.
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Van Commenee to quit as UK coach

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 16:36
related places: Charles

Charles van Commenee is to step down as UK Athletics head coach after GB fail to meet his medal target at London 2012.
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Banks accused over Italian deals

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 15:41
related countries: Italy Italy

Several UK-based investment banks have been accused of mis-selling financial products worth 35bn euros (£28bn) to Italian cities and regions.
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Somalia election a 'great step'

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 10:53
related countries: Somalia Somalia

International leaders, including British Prime Minister David Cameron, hail the election of Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as a "great step forward" for Somalia.
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Murray wins historic first major

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 9:36

Andy Murray ends Britain's 76-year wait for a male Grand Slam singles champion with victory over Novak Djokovic in the US Open final.
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UK cities set to get 4G this year

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 9:23

Mobile operator Everything Everywhere is widely expected to unveil the UK's first fourth generation phone service on Tuesday.
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UK trade deficit narrows in July

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 9:18

The UK's trade deficit narrowed in July, led by an increase in oil exports to the European Union, official figure show.
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US win means the world - Murray

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 7:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Murray

Andy Murray says his US Open win "means the world" after ending Britain's long search for another male Grand Slam champion.
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VIDEO: Murray 'relieved' after US Open win

Tuesday, September 11th 2012, 4:32
related countries: United States United States

Andy Murray ends Britain's 76-year wait for a male Grand Slam singles champion with an epic victory over Novak Djokovic in the US Open final.
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Crouch in England exile - Hodgson

Monday, September 10th 2012, 22:01

Peter Crouch is in exile from the England set-up after refusing to be on manager Roy Hodgson's stand-by list for Euro 2012.
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Rain wrecks England-S Africa T20

Monday, September 10th 2012, 21:21

South Africa preserve their 1-0 series lead over England as the second Twenty20 at Old Trafford is abandoned due to rain.
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Huge crowds cheer GB's athletes

Monday, September 10th 2012, 19:54
related places: London

Hundreds of thousands of people line the route of a victory parade through London to cheer Britain's Olympic and Paralympic athletes.
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McIlroy 'undecided' over Olympics

Monday, September 10th 2012, 18:37
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Rory McIlroy insists that he is yet to decide whether he will opt to represent Britain or Ireland at the 2016 Olympics.
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'One gun' used in Alps shootings

Monday, September 10th 2012, 17:07
related countries: France France

Only one gun was used in the attack on a British man shot dead with his wife, mother-in-law and a cyclist in the French Alps, police in France say.
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'Nearly 20m' take up Olympic arts

Monday, September 10th 2012, 15:33

An audience of 19.5 million for the UK-wide arts festival that accompanied the Olympic and Paralympic Games "exceeded expectations." organisers say.
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Cavendish edged out on Tour stage

Monday, September 10th 2012, 14:02
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's Leigh Howard outsprints Mark Cavendish to win stage two of the Tour of Britain in Knowsley Safari Park.
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TUC backs co-ordinated strikes

Monday, September 10th 2012, 13:50
related places: Brighton

The TUC votes to back co-ordinated strikes over the public sector pay freeze - but Downing Street says industrial action will change nothing.
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Bomb squad visits al-Hilli home

Monday, September 10th 2012, 13:23
related countries: France France

Bomb disposal experts visit the Surrey home of Saad al-Hilli, the British man shot dead in the French Alps with his wife and mother-in-law.
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Chariots producer Eberts dies, 71

Monday, September 10th 2012, 11:29

Producer Jake Eberts, who played a key role in such Oscar-winning British films as Chariots of Fire and Gandhi, dies in Montreal at the age of 71.
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Paralympics close in fiery finale

Monday, September 10th 2012, 0:11
related places: London

The London 2012 Paralympics comes to an end with a fiery finale and an official handover to the next host city, Rio de Janeiro.
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Older men at highest suicide risk

Sunday, September 9th 2012, 23:41

Middle-aged men are now the group with the highest risk of committing suicide in England, statistics reveal.
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UK soldier dies in Afghan blast

Sunday, September 9th 2012, 19:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A soldier from The Light Dragoons has been killed in Afghanistan after his vehicle hit a roadside bomb, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Unions planning joint pay strikes

Sunday, September 9th 2012, 15:37

Two of the UK's biggest trade unions reveal they are planning for co-ordinated strikes unless the government suspends its public sector pay freeze.
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Huge crowds cheer Weir to victory

Sunday, September 9th 2012, 14:02
related places: London

Thousands of spectators turn out in central London on the final day of the Paralympics, as GB’s David Weir takes the gold in the wheelchair marathon.
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Weir wins fourth 2012 gold medal

Sunday, September 9th 2012, 13:20

David Weir secures his fourth London 2012 gold with victory in the T54 marathon as compatriot Shelly Woods wins silver.
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Wilkinson in Lions 'contention'

Sunday, September 9th 2012, 12:03
related countries: Australia Australia, Ireland Ireland

Jonny Wilkinson may earn a surprise place on the British and Irish Lions's tour to Australia next year, says coach Warren Gatland.
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VIDEO: Blind ballet troupe to close Games

Sunday, September 9th 2012, 9:16
related countries: Brazil Brazil
related places: London

Dancers from Brazil's only ballet school for the blind will perform at the closing ceremony of the Paralympic Games in London.
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The Africa Express rolls into London

Sunday, September 9th 2012, 1:39
related places: London

The Africa Express train of musicians rolls into London
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Thousands at Games finale weekend

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 21:04
related places: London

London's Olympic Park is playing host to hundreds of thousands of people on the final weekend of the Paralympics.
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Alps shooting inquiry 'complex'

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 19:49
related countries: France France

The investigation into the shooting of a British man and his family in France is likely to be "long and complex", a senior police officer has said.
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Colombia's Serna ready for marathon effort

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 17:10
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: London

Visually impaired runner Elkin Serna has come a long way from a remote region of Colombia to run on the streets of London.
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England fall to heavy T20 defeat

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 16:57
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England bat poorly and fall to a seven-wicket defeat by South Africa in the first of three Twenty20 matches.
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Police search home of Alps dead

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 16:16

A police search operation has taken place at the home of a British couple shot dead in the Alps, as French investigators ask for help from officers in neighbouring Italy and Switzerland.
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Minister urges right-to-die shift

Saturday, September 8th 2012, 13:02

People seeking help to die should be allowed to get assistance in the UK, newly-promoted health minister Anna Soubry says.
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EU powers call for Iran sanctions

Friday, September 7th 2012, 23:08
related countries: France France, Iran Iran

Britain, Germany and France urge fellow European Union countries to impose more sanctions on Iran over its nuclear programme.
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Hodgson hails Cleverley influence

Friday, September 7th 2012, 22:36
related countries: Moldova Moldova

England manager Roy Hodgson praises midfielder Tom Cleverley's performance in a convincing 5-0 win over Moldova.
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Moldova 0-5 England

Friday, September 7th 2012, 20:34
related countries: Moldova Moldova

Frank Lampard scores twice as England start their World Cup qualifying campaign with an emphatic victory against Moldova.
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Alps death brother 'denies row'

Friday, September 7th 2012, 20:02
related countries: France France

The brother of Alps shooting victim Saad al-Hilli has told UK police they were not involved in a dispute over "financial matters", French prosecutors say.
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O'Neill angered by Russia penalty

Friday, September 7th 2012, 19:03
related countries: Russia Russia

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill is stunned by the penalty decision that ended hopes of claiming a point against Russia.
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Alps killings 'family row' probed

Friday, September 7th 2012, 15:14
related countries: France France

French prosecutors say a possible family dispute over money is one line of inquiry following the killings of four people in the Alps.
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Teachers vote to strike over pay

Friday, September 7th 2012, 13:53

Teachers in England vote for strikes over what they are calling the "erosion" of their pay and working conditions.
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Hodgson dismisses Rooney worries

Friday, September 7th 2012, 11:41

England manager Roy Hodgson is not worried about Wayne Rooney's fitness and attitude, despite revelations in the striker's new book.
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UK child 'left alone in Portugal'

Friday, September 7th 2012, 11:39
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Portuguese police are investigating claims that two British parents left their two-year-old daughter alone on a street while they drank in a cafe.
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Failures blamed for Helmand death

Friday, September 7th 2012, 11:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

A British soldier was killed in a US friendly fire attack in Afghanistan due to "cumulative failures", a coroner rules.
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Olympians get own honours list

Friday, September 7th 2012, 11:13

Britain's Olympians and Paralympians are to be given their own honours list, Whitehall sources have told BBC News.
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UK industrial output up strongly

Friday, September 7th 2012, 10:20

UK industrial output rose at its fastest pace for 25 years in July, figures show, rebounding after June's output was hit by the Jubilee weekend.
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Union joint strike action warning

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 23:40

The leader of the UK's largest union warns there could be more co-ordinated strikes in response to the government's spending cuts.
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Councils 'cutting sports venues'

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 23:36
related places: More

More than a third of UK local councils have cut or closed some of their public sports facilities in the past three years, a BBC investigation finds.
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Land Rovers to be built in China

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 23:05
related countries: China China

The British luxury car company Jaguar Land Rover has announced plans to build two of its models in China.
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Amazon to create 2,000 UK jobs

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 21:22

Online retailer Amazon is to create more than 2,000 permanent jobs in the UK over the next two years.
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Amazon Kindle Fires come to UK

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 20:26

Amazon has shown off three new Kindle Fire tablets, two of which will be made available in the UK from late October.
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France gun victims shot in head

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 18:28
related countries: France France

Three of the people killed in or near a UK-registered car in France were shot in the head, while two young girls are being treated in hospital, officials say.
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Python stars honour 'naughty boy'

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 17:51
related places: London

Monty Python stars descended to a pub in north London to raise a glass to the life of a "very naughty boy".
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Storey storms to landmark victory

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 15:59

Great Britain's Sarah Storey wins her fourth London 2012 event to claim the 11th Paralympic gold of her career.
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UK 'linked to Ethiopian abuses'

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 15:52
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

An Ethiopian farmer threatens to sue the British government after claiming a link between UK aid and human rights abuses in the country.
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Britain's Lucas wins sailing gold

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 13:32

Helena Lucas takes gold and Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell bronze as Britain wins its first ever Paralympic sailing medals.
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Bank keeps interest rates on hold

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 11:49

The Bank of England keeps interest rates on hold at 0.5% and holds off from more stimulus measures.
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Girl hid under shooting victims

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 11:35
related countries: France France

A girl has been found hiding inside a British-registered car in which three bodies were discovered eight hours earlier, French police say.
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UK growth forecast cut by OECD

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 11:08

The OECD predicts the UK economy will contract by 0.7% this year, worse than its earlier forecast of 0.5% growth.
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In pictures: Musicians jam aboard the Africa Express

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 8:45

Pictures from the train taking African music around the UK
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French gun victims 'UK tourists'

Thursday, September 6th 2012, 6:01
related countries: France France
related places: Four

Three of the four victims of a shooting in a quiet area of the French Alps appear to have been British tourists, a local official says.
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Honda invests £267m in UK plant

Wednesday, September 5th 2012, 23:11
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Honda, Swindon

Japanese car maker Honda is to invest £267m at its UK plant at Swindon as part of a plan to nearly double production.
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