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Choreographer upset over NBC snub

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 12:55
related countries: United States United States

Choreographer Akram Khan says he is disappointed his tribute to the victims of the 7 July London bombings during the Olympic opening ceremony was not televised in the US.
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Taylor replaces Bopara in squad

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 8:39
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England name James Taylor in their squad for the second Test against South Africa, in place of the unavailable Ravi Bopara.
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Godiva puppet to start journey

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 1:35
related places: Coventry, London

A 6m-tall Lady Godiva puppet makes her way around Coventry before leaving for London later.
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Life in the Zil lane

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 0:14

How London 2012 is adapting an idea from Brezhnev's USSR
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Britain's Cavendish misses gold

Saturday, July 28th 2012, 22:36

Team GB's hopes of a golden start on day one are dashed and an inquiry into empty seats is opened as the Olympic Games begin in London.
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Briton Miley misses out on medal

Saturday, July 28th 2012, 19:34
related countries: China China

Britain's Hannah Miley cannot make the podium as Ye Shiwen of China breaks the world record to win the 400m individual medley.
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Albanian Pulaku fails drugs test

Saturday, July 28th 2012, 13:40
related countries: Albania Albania

Albanian weightlifter Hysen Pulaku fails a drugs test and will not compete at the London 2012 Olympics.
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Olympic ceremony watched by 27m

Saturday, July 28th 2012, 13:12

More than 22 million people in the UK watched Friday's Olympic opening ceremony, the BBC says, with audiences peaking at 26.9m.
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Phelps & Miley into medley finals

Saturday, July 28th 2012, 11:44

Fourteen-time Olympic gold medallist Michael Phelps and Britain's Hannah Miley reach the 400m individual medley finals.
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China's Yi wins first Games gold

Saturday, July 28th 2012, 11:29
related countries: China China

China's Yi Siling wins the first gold medal of London 2012 in the women's 10m air rifle at the Royal Artillery Barracks.
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Olympic record for women's pair

Saturday, July 28th 2012, 9:51

Britain's Helen Glover and Heather Stanning set an Olympic record in the women's pair, but the men's eight face the repechage.
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VIDEO: Street art and the Olympic legacy

Saturday, July 28th 2012, 7:58
related places: London

The Olympics have drawn the world's focus to the East End of London. But while most of the attention will be on the events, visitors may be surprised by a creative urban community and the many examples of street art surrounding the games.
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UK will keep AAA rating, S&P says

Saturday, July 28th 2012, 6:28

The UK will hold on to its top AAA credit rating, the Standard & Poor's agency says.
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Athletes light up Olympic Games

Saturday, July 28th 2012, 5:46

The Queen declares the London Olympics open following a spectacular ceremony, before a group of seven young athletes light the ceremonial flame.
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London 2012: Why India is upbeat

Saturday, July 28th 2012, 2:05

Why India is upbeat at London Olympics
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Children 'at risk' in new system

Friday, July 27th 2012, 23:11

Some of England's most vulnerable children may lose out under planned changes to the child protection system, a new campaign group argues.
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Medics' activity education 'poor'

Friday, July 27th 2012, 23:00

Most student doctors are not being taught about the benefits of exercise, research published by the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests.
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Romney faces press backlash in London

Friday, July 27th 2012, 17:08
related places: London

Republican contender gets bad review from British press
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Injury blow to gold hope Slivenko

Friday, July 27th 2012, 15:57
related countries: Russia Russia

An injury picked up in training rules Russia's world and European weightlifting champion Oksana Slivenko out of London 2012.
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First world records at Olympics

Friday, July 27th 2012, 15:10
related countries: North Korea North Korea

London 2012 has seen its first world records broken as the South Korean archery team set two landmarks at Lord's.
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Mass bell-ring heralds Olympics

Friday, July 27th 2012, 11:55

Thousands of bells peal across the UK to mark the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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Whooping cough outbreak spreading

Friday, July 27th 2012, 11:40

The outbreak of whooping cough in England and Wales has spread to very young babies who are most at risk of severe complications and death, the Health Protection Agency has warned.
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NI dissident groups plan to unite

Friday, July 27th 2012, 10:11

Some of Northern Ireland's dissident groups are to come together under the banner of the IRA, a statement claims.
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Bolt ready as London 2012 begins

Friday, July 27th 2012, 9:38
related places: London

Usain Bolt is ready to defend his Olympic 100m and 200m titles as London 2012 gets ready for the opening ceremony.
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Capello attacks England Euro bid

Friday, July 27th 2012, 9:25

Fabio Capello insists England would have gone beyond the quarter-finals at Euro 2012 had he still been at the helm.
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VIDEO: Romney gaffe over London Olympics

Friday, July 27th 2012, 6:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

US presidential candidate has appeared to question London's readiness to host a successful Olympics in an interview for American TV.
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Victims to get 'no charge' review

Friday, July 27th 2012, 5:23

Crime victims in England and Wales are to get the right to a review in cases when it has been decided that no one will be charged, the Director of Public Prosecutions says.
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London mayor hits out at Romney

Friday, July 27th 2012, 1:24
related places: London

London Mayor Boris Johnson chides Republican Mitt Romney for suggesting London is not ready for the Olympics, a day before the opening ceremony.
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Cavendish praises GB 'dream team'

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 22:36

Great Britain's Mark Cavendish is confident that he can win gold at London 2012, with the help of his "dream team".
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Romney sparks London Olympics row

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 21:01
related countries: United States United States

US presidential candidate Mitt Romney predicts a "successful" London Olympics after earlier raising doubts about Britain's readiness.
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Phelps battles Olympic emotions

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 19:55

Michael Phelps admits his greatest battle at London 2012 could be with his mind rather than rival Ryan Lochte.
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Games to show UK can deliver - PM

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 17:18

The UK prime minister comes to the defence of the London 2012 Olympics, after Mitt Romney said preparations for the Games had been "disconcerting".
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Sweden 'free to question Assange'

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 16:32
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: London

Ecuador has given Swedish authorities permission to interview Wikileaks founder Julian Assange at its London embassy, where he took refuge last month.
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Errors at Nationwide and NatWest

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 16:06

Payments have been taken twice from hundreds of thousands of Nationwide accounts, while technical problems have hit NatWest's online banking.
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Thursday, July 26th 2012, 15:06
related places: London

Blink 182 have cancelled a show at London's Brixton Academy (26 July) due to illness.
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Pearce hoping for British legacy

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 13:56

Great Britain coach Stuart Pearce hopes there will be a GB football team at future Olympic competitions.
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UK troops 'aid Somali AU force'

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 13:45
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

The UK has established a small military presence in Somalia to advise the African Union force in Mogadishu, the British Ministry of Defence confirms.
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London 'to blame' for flag error

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 11:56
related places: Glasgow, London

Olympic officials in London say they are to blame for a flag row which jeopardised a women's football game at Hampden Stadium in Glasgow.
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Murray handed tough Olympic draw

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 11:15

Andy Murray has been handed a tough draw as he bids to win an Olympic singles gold medal at London 2012.
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Police numbers at nine-year low

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 11:06

The number of police officers in England and Wales has fallen by more than 5,000 in the past year, Home Office figures reveal.
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Fewer teens using illegal drugs

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 10:49

There have been falls in the numbers of teenagers drinking, smoking and taking drugs in England, a survey suggests.
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No apology for Idowu - GB coach

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 10:23

UK Athletics head coach Charles van Commenee says he will not apologise to triple jumper Phillips Idowu.
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Man cycles across world for Games

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 9:59
related countries: China China
related places: London

Chen Guanming cycled more than 37,000 miles from eastern China to London to "spread the Olympic spirit".
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Profits at British Gas owner rise

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 9:44

Centrica, the owner of British Gas, reports a 15% rise in first-half profits to £1.45bn, including a 23% rise in profits at British Gas.
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Rylance returns to Globe stage

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 8:50
related places: London

The actor, and former artistic director, returns to London's Globe theatre as Richard III, seven years after his last performance there.
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London 2012: African Olympians to watch

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 8:37

Africa's Olympian medal contenders at London 2012
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UK urged to relax border checks

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 8:25

Border checks should be relaxed to prevent three hour queues at airports - now that the "panic" over Brodie Clark's resignation has died down, MPs say.
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Radcliffe's chances rated 50/50

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 8:20
related places: Charles, London

UK Athletics head coach Charles van Commenee says Paula Radcliffe's Olympic medal chances in London are only 50/50.
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Bachchan to carry Olympic flame

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 5:27
related places: London

Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan tweets that he will be carrying the Olympic flame in London, a day before the opening ceremony.
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£1bn UK investment event opens

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 23:17
related places: More

More than 4,000 business leaders and politicians are gathering for an Olympics global investment conference that could generate £1bn of deals.
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Japanese cars are 'most reliable'

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 23:07
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Honda

Japanese carmakers Honda, Toyota and Lexus are the most reliable used car brands in the UK, a survey finds.
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BBA 'warned weekly' about Libor

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 23:07

The British Bankers' Association was given weekly warnings during 2008 that the process of setting the Libor interest rates was being corrupted.
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VIDEO: Afghan eyes Olympic Taekwondo gold

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 22:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: London

Afghan taekwondo champion, Rohullah Nikpai, is the only person in his nation's history to take home an Olympic medal. Can he win again in London?
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Romney begins foreign trip in UK

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 22:02
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: London

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is in Britain on the first leg of a week-long foreign tour that includes stops in Israel and Poland.
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Moroccan runner fails drugs test

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 19:08
related countries: Morocco Morocco

Moroccan 1500m runner Mariem Alaoui Selsouli fails a drugs test as agencies announce a crackdown on drugs cheats.
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VIDEO: Female boxers punch into London 2012

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 18:41

The 2012 London Olympics will see women boxing on the bill for the first time, opening the sport up to a whole new audience and raising its profile around the world.
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Great Britain 1-0 New Zealand

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 17:15
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Cardiff

Great Britain's women's football team begin the 2012 London Olympics with victory over New Zealand in Cardiff.
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Webb out of marathon with injury

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 16:38

Great Britain marathon runner David Webb withdraws from the London Olympics due to a stress fracture.
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Recession in UK economy deepens

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 15:19

The UK recession has deepened, latest official figures show, after the output of the economy fell by a bigger-than-expected 0.7% between April and June.
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Scotland to bring in gay marriage

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 13:40

Scotland could become the first part of the UK to introduce gay marriage after the SNP government announces plans to make the change.
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Apple chip designer profits rise

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 10:23

Arm Holdings, the UK firm behind the computer chip technology powering Apple's iPhone and iPad, reports a 23% boost to second-quarter profits.
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VIDEO: Meet most pregnant Olympian ever

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 9:11
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi, a shooter from Malaysia, will compete in the London Olympics while eight months pregnant.
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Train deal to create 900 UK jobs

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 8:13
related places: More

More than 900 jobs will be created as part of a £4.5bn contract to build and maintain new inter-city trains, the Department for Transport says.
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Free wi-fi for London's West End

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 5:16
related places: London, West End

A wi-fi network is launched in central London's West End offering free internet access.
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Idowu 'incredibly disappointed'

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 20:05
related countries: Portugal Portugal
related places: London

Phillips Idowu is "disappointed" after the British Olympic Association made public a request to see his medical records.
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Opening ceremony role for Beckham

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 19:31

Former England captain David Beckham will have a role in Friday's London 2012 opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium.
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Survey reveals key to happiness

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 14:50

The first national well-being survey reveals the key factors behind happiness, and lists the most and least contented parts of the UK.
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Rosneft eyes BP's stake in TNK-BP

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 7:38
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian state oil company Rosneft says it is considering buying BP's stake in TNK-BP and will start talks with the UK oil firm.
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Celebrating and hating graffiti in London

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 4:26
related places: London

Banksy and his fellow street artists are reflecting the Olympics in their latest works - but some complain their art is being removed by authoriries.
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UK 'faces science skill shortage'

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 2:58

Universities are failing to produce enough science graduates with the skills needed for economic growth, a House of Lords committee report finds.
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MPs urge rethink on aid to Malawi

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 1:45
related countries: Malawi Malawi

MPs call for the suspension of direct UK aid to Malawi to be lifted after the change of leadership in the African country earlier this year.
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Queen hails Olympic 'dedication'

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 21:16

The Queen hails the "dedication, hard work and personal sacrifice" of athletes taking part in London 2012.
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Olympic torch visits EastEnders

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 20:28
related places: London, Walford

The Olympic torch visited the fictional London borough of Walford when it appeared in a special live section of BBC soap EastEnders.
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Strauss backs England to recover

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 19:18
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England skipper Andrew Strauss says his side will draw on recent successes to recover from their innings defeat by South Africa.
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South Sudan runner's Games 'joy'

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 16:54
related countries: Sudan Sudan

South Sudanese athlete Guor Marial tells the BBC he is overjoyed that his last-minute bid to get to London 2012 under the Olympic flag has succeeded.
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England slide to innings defeat

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 15:03
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Dale Steyn takes 5-56 as South Africa ease to an innings-and-12-run victory over England in the first Test at The Oval.
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VIDEO: Double decker bus does push-ups

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 13:01

Artist David Cerny has created an exercising double decker bus named the London Booster.
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Queues as Games Lanes closed off

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 12:28
related places: London

Drivers coming into London face delays of up to two hours after lanes were shut in the run-up to the Olympics.
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Tributes paid to actor Simon Ward

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 10:54

Friends and colleagues pay tribute to British actor Simon Ward, who has died at the age of 70.
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Migrants in UK 'Bermuda Triangle'

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 9:05

The UK Border Agency faces a backlog of more than 275,000 failed migrants who need to be removed from Britain, the home affairs committee says.
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Eurotunnel expects Olympic boost

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 7:18
related places: London

Eurotunnel says it is expecting a jump in passenger numbers from people travelling to London's Olympic Games.
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'British sport boosted by Games'

Monday, July 23rd 2012, 5:28

Sporting facilities have improved around the country as a result of London 2012, according to a survey of Team GB athletes.
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Chirp app to 'make phones sing'

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 23:52

A new UK-developed app allows users to send files and weblinks to each other's smartphones via "digital birdsong".
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UK's energy policy 'unworkable'

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 23:29

MPs accuse the Treasury of making the government's clean energy revolution unworkable and raise the risk of higher household bills.
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The Tudors actor Simon Ward dies

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 21:45

The British screen and stage actor Simon Ward has died after a long illness, his agent confirms.
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London ready for Olympics - Boris

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 19:55

London is as well-prepared as any city in Olympic history has been to host the Games, the capital's mayor, Boris Johnson, says.
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Wiggins turns focus to Olympics

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 19:55
related countries: France France

Bradley Wiggins will immediately focus on his London 2012 preparations following his historic Tour de France victory.
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Wiggins wins 2012 Tour de France

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 15:23
related countries: France France

Bradley Wiggins becomes the first British rider to win the Tour de France as Mark Cavendish claims his 23rd stage victory.
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Sunday shop laws halted for Games

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 15:16

Sunday trading laws in England and Wales are suspended until the end of the Olympics and Paralympics.
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Murdoch quits UK directorships

Sunday, July 22nd 2012, 5:58

Rupert Murdoch has resigned from a string of directorships controlling his News Corporation's UK newspapers.
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Smith revels in 'dream' hundred

Saturday, July 21st 2012, 22:34
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa captain Graeme Smith says scoring a century against England in his 100th Test match was a "dream".
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Rangers' SFA membership in doubt

Saturday, July 21st 2012, 20:10

A media rights stand-off and possible stripping of titles could prevent Rangers gaining Scottish Football Association membership.
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Amla and Smith dominate England

Saturday, July 21st 2012, 17:59
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Hashim Amla and Graeme Smith hit centuries as South Africa take complete control on day three of the first Test.
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Wiggins on verge of Tour victory

Saturday, July 21st 2012, 15:37
related countries: France France

Bradley Wiggins is poised to become the first Briton to win the Tour de France after clinching Saturday's time trial.
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Give tickets to troops, BOA says

Saturday, July 21st 2012, 15:09

Any spare Olympics tickets should be given to troops called in to help with venue security, the head of the British Olympic Association says.
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Idowu 'emotional' to carry torch

Saturday, July 21st 2012, 14:54
related places: London

Team GB triple jumper Phillips Idowu says he is "full of emotion" as he carries the Olympic flame on its first full day in London.
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Scots G4S security boss resigns

Saturday, July 21st 2012, 11:26

A senior manager resigns from G4S in Scotland over recruiting security guards for the Olympics, BBC Scotland learns.
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South Africa fight back at Oval

Friday, July 20th 2012, 20:42
related countries: South Africa South Africa

An inspired bowling display helps South Africa rally on the second day of the first Test against England at The Oval.
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GB women held to draw by Sweden

Friday, July 20th 2012, 16:52
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Great Britain's women share a goalless draw with Sweden in their final warm-up game before the London Olympics.
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UK public borrowing rises in June

Friday, July 20th 2012, 10:44

The government borrowed more than expected in June, leading some analysts to question whether it will meet its deficit reduction target this year.
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