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Injury rules out Bolt in Monaco

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 13:38
related countries: Monaco Monaco

Usain Bolt withdraws from final race before he defends his 100m and 200m Olympic titles at London 2012.
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Bank in extra £50bn stimulus move

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 12:37

The Bank of England announces it will pump a further £50bn into the UK economy through its quantitative easing programme.
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Haskell left out of England squad

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 11:54

England back-row forward James Haskell is left out of England's 32-man elite squad for the forthcoming season.
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Uncle producer Felton dies at 99

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 11:30
related countries: United States United States
related places: Felton

Norman Felton, the British-born producer of US TV shows The Man From Uncle and Dr Kildare, dies at 99.
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Nigeria bans Olympic delegation

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 11:21
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: London

Nigeria will not be sending a government delegation to the Olympics in London in order to stop the jamborees of the past , the sports minister says.
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Swann out of rest of ODI series

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 10:01
related countries: Australia Australia

Graeme Swann is rested for England's final two one-day internationals against Australia because of a sore elbow.
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Deng in GB squad for London 2012

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 9:44

NBA star Luol Deng of the Chicago Bulls is included in Team GB men's basketball squad for London 2012.
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Palestinian prosperity 'hampered'

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 8:43
related countries: Israel Israel, Jordan Jordan, West Bank West Bank

The economic potential of Palestinians in the Jordan Valley area of the West Bank is jeopardised by Israeli settlement activity, the UK charity Oxfam says.
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Wales not to punish Olympic four

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 6:23

Aaron Ramsey and his Wales team-mates will face no sanctions over their involvement at London 2012, says the FAW.
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Murray yearns for Wimbledon final

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 21:43
related places: Wimbledon

Britain's Andy Murray targets a first Wimbledon final as he prepares to face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in Friday's semi-final.
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Murray through to Wimbledon semis

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 19:22
related countries: France France
related places: Wimbledon

Britain's Andy Murray overcomes David Ferrer in four sets to seal a Wimbledon semi-final against France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
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HTC defeats Apple in UK courts

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 17:09

A High Court judge rules against Apple's claim that the Taiwanese firm infringed four of its patents, including its swipe-to-unlock feature.
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Comedian Eric Sykes dies aged 89

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 15:34

Eric Sykes, one of Britain's best-loved TV comedy actors and writers, has died at the age of 89 after a short illness, his manager says.
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Rain delays England v Australia

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 14:19
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Edgbaston

Rain delays the start of the third one-dayer between England and Australia at Edgbaston, with a third inspection at 16:00 BST.
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Pistorius to run at London 2012

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 14:03
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Oscar Pistorius could be the first amputee runner at the Olympics after being picked by South Africa for the 400m.
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Rangers newco refused SPL entry

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 13:23

Ten out of 12 chairmen vote to reject the application from Rangers newco to join the Scottish Premier League.
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Radcliffe in 'panic' over injury

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 12:51

Paula Radcliffe says an injury scare has left her in "panic", but she is confident of being fit for the London Olympics.
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Sturridge 'optimistic' for Games

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 12:10

Daniel Sturridge is being treated for viral meningitis but is "optimistic" about playing for Team GB at London 2012.
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Barclays former boss faces MPs

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 11:59
related places: Whitehall

Bob Diamond is due to be grilled by MPs, a day after the Bank of England and Whitehall officials were implicated in the inter-bank interest rate-fixing scandal.
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Boyle 'sorry' over Olympic leaks

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 11:54

Danny Boyle, artistic director of the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony, apologises to volunteers over "spoilers" appearing in the press.
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Millar in GB team for London 2012

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 10:29

David Millar is named in Team GB's five-man Olympic road cycling team which also includes Mark Cavendish and Bradley Wiggins.
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Review of school dinners planned

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 9:27

Two founders of a restaurant chain have been asked to carry out a review of school food in England.
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England up to fourth in rankings

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 8:50

England rise two places to fourth in the Fifa world rankings despite their quarter-final exit from Euro 2012.
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Higgs-like particle 'discovered'

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 7:35

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider claim the discovery of a particle believed to be the long-sought Higgs boson.
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Goal-line technology heads to vote

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 0:58
related countries: Germany Germany

It's England vs Germany as football chiefs prepare to vote
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Constable's The Lock fetches £22m

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 21:30

The Lock, John Constable's depiction of Suffolk rural life, becomes one of the most expensive British paintings ever sold after fetching £22.4m at auction in London.
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Barclays reveals Bank call memo

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 19:09

Barclays reveals how executives became embroiled in the Libor scandal, after a phone call between Bob Diamond and the Bank of England's deputy governor.
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Eurovision racism claims 'unfair'

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 16:51

Organisers of the Eurovision Song Contest say Andrew Lloyd Webber's claims the competition is racist are unfair.
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Publisher ban over Africa fraud

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 16:41

The World Bank bans two East African subsidiaries of prestigious UK publisher Oxford University Press from doing business for three years over alleged corruption.
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Three dead UK soldiers are named

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 16:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Three British soldiers killed by a policeman in Afghanistan on Sunday are named by the Ministry of Defence.
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Barclays boss quits amid scandal

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 13:57

Barclays boss Bob Diamond and another of the bank's most senior executives resign following the inter-bank interest rate rigging scandal.
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Chambers picked for London 2012

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 13:29

Sprinter Dwain Chambers is included in Team GB's Olympic athletics squad but 800m runner Jenny Meadows misses out.
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Spain child murders mother jailed

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 13:24
related countries: Spain Spain

A British woman is jailed for 30 years by a Spanish court for murdering her two young children in a hotel room.
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Afghan shooting suspect is named

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 12:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An Afghan policeman suspected of shooting dead three British soldiers is named by the head of the elite Afghan National Civil Order Police.
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Blur debut tracks at Twitter gig

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 12:26

Reformed band Blur unveil two new tracks via a live stream on Twitter, ahead of their special concert to help close the London 2012 Olympics.
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UN ends Saudi dissident sanctions

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 10:42
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: London

The UN Security Council committee monitoring sanctions against al-Qaeda removes a London-based Saudi dissident from its blacklist.
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Reforms to target child sex abuse

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 9:55

The government publishes reform plans aimed at combating the sexual exploitation of children in care homes in England by gangs.
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June was UK's wettest on record

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 16:56

Last month was the wettest June in the UK since records began in 1910, provisional figures from the Met Office show.
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Pearce explains Beckham exclusion

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 16:37

Stuart Pearce says his decision to leave David Beckham out of his London 2012 squad was made for football reasons.
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Britain probes Bahrain bomb plot

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 16:09
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Britain has sent a team of forensic detectives to Bahrain to help investigate a huge find of advanced bomb-making materials last month.
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Afghan policeman kills UK troops

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 15:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Three British soldiers have been killed by a policeman in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Cuts force more museums to close

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 12:37

Galleries and museums across the UK are shutting down or limiting access to the public because of ongoing budget cuts, according to a survey.
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Children's bookshops 'surviving'

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 12:24

Children's bookshops are bucking a UK-wide decline, according to a new report by the Booksellers Association.
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Fox urges 'quit EU' ultimatum

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 10:31

Former Defence Secretary Liam Fox recommends that the UK should leave the European Union unless there is a rebalancing of their relationship.
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BBC airs Olympic title sequence

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 10:02

The BBC unveils its London Olympics title sequence, which is based on a "Stadium UK" concept with a music track by Elbow.
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Police in riots feared for lives

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 7:29

Officers on the front lines of last summer's riots in England were left woefully outnumbered and in fear of their lives, a study reveals.
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Men charged after Westfield death

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 6:28
related places: London, Stratford, Westfield

Nine people are charged with violent disorder following a fatal stabbing at Westfield shopping centre in Stratford, east London.
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Queen marks Jubilee in Scotland

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 0:46
related places: Edinburgh

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh arrive in Scotland for a week of events to mark the Diamond Jubilee.
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Sporting chance for Palestinian Olympians

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 0:12

The Palestinian Olympians looking forward to the London Games
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RBS sacks traders over Libor fix

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 15:39

The Royal Bank of Scotland has sacked four traders over their alleged involvement in the Libor-fixing scandal, it emerges.
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Protests on Hong Kong anniversary

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 15:00
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators march in Hong Kong as the former British colony marks 15 years since the return to Chinese rule.
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May 'changes UK immigration test'

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 13:03

Home Secretary Theresa May is reported to be planning changes to the test taken by foreign nationals who wish to become British citizens.
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PM 'prepared to consider EU vote'

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 10:10

David Cameron says he is prepared to consider a referendum on the UK's relationship with the EU, but only when the time is right.
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Injury rules Cummins out of tour

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 9:56
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Cummins

Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins is ruled out of the remainder of the one-day series against England with a side strain.
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HK marks 15 years since handover

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 3:58
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong is marking 15 years since its handover from UK to Chinese control, as small groups protest against visiting President Hu Jintao.
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Murray wins late-night thriller

Saturday, June 30th 2012, 22:08
related places: Wimbledon

Britain's Andy Murray makes the last 16 of Wimbledon with a victory over Marcos Baghdatis that finishes at 23:02 BST.
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Thousands mark Armed Forces Day

Saturday, June 30th 2012, 19:59

Thousands of people aross the UK have taken part in national events marking Armed Forces Day.
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Phelps and Lochte book final race

Saturday, June 30th 2012, 12:43
related countries: United States United States
related places: Omaha

US swimmers Michael Phelps and his big rival Ryan Lochte will meet one last time in Omaha before the London Olympics.
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Wiggins - I'm enjoying best form

Saturday, June 30th 2012, 10:09
related countries: France France

British rider Bradley Wiggins says he is in the best form of his life ahead of the Tour de France and is enjoying the media interest.
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Eta suspects remanded by UK court

Friday, June 29th 2012, 22:09
related countries: Spain Spain

Two Spanish members of the Basque separatist group Eta are remanded in custody by a London court over alleged terrorist offences.
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Cricketer Butt demands new trial

Friday, June 29th 2012, 19:34

Former Pakistan cricket captain Salman Butt disputes his conviction in Britain for spot-fixing and calls for a new trial in his homeland.
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England hold on to win first ODI

Friday, June 29th 2012, 19:27
related countries: Australia Australia

Eoin Morgan hits a superb unbeaten 89 off 63 balls as England beat Australia by 15 runs in the opening ODI at Lord's.
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Escaped murderer Massey captured

Friday, June 29th 2012, 18:46
related places: Kent, London

Convicted murderer John Massey, who escaped from Pentonville prison in north London on Wednesday has been arrested in Kent, police say.
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London Welsh win promotion appeal

Friday, June 29th 2012, 17:53

London Welsh win their appeal over their eligibility for promotion, which sees Newcastle Falcons relegated from the Premiership.
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England & Wales only for Team GB

Friday, June 29th 2012, 17:48
related countries: Ireland Ireland

There will be no Scottish or Northern Irish players in the British men's Olympic football squad when it is announced.
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Man dead in Westfield stabbing

Friday, June 29th 2012, 17:39
related places: London, Westfield

A man dies and two others are stabbed during a fight at the Westfield shopping centre in Stratford, east London.
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Watson overpowered by Radwanska

Friday, June 29th 2012, 17:13
related places: Wimbledon

British number four Heather Watson is outclassed 6-0 6-2 by Agnieszka Radwanska in the third round at Wimbledon.
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Gazprom 'pipeline may reach UK'

Friday, June 29th 2012, 15:18
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian gas giant Gazprom may extend its Baltic pipeline to reach the UK, the Associated Press reports.
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King calls for new bank culture

Friday, June 29th 2012, 13:42

Bank of England governor Sir Mervyn King has called for a change in the UK's banking culture, saying customers received "shoddy" treatment.
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Travel disruption after downpours

Friday, June 29th 2012, 13:24

Transport, power supplies and schools are still disrupted as the clean-up gets under way following flooding across parts of the UK.
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RBS boss Hester not taking bonus

Friday, June 29th 2012, 12:20

Stephen Hester, chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland, says he will not take a bonus for this year because of recent IT problems.
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Phelps bids for eight gold repeat

Friday, June 29th 2012, 8:33
related countries: China China
related places: London

Michael Phelps, who won eight gold medals at the Beijing Olympics, confirms he intends to compete in the same events in London.
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Gaddafi loyalist seeks UK asylum

Friday, June 29th 2012, 7:58
related countries: Libya Libya

A Libyan man who was deported in the wake of the murder of PC Yvonne Fletcher in 1984 is now seeking political asylum in the UK, a BBC investigation discovers.
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Paes 'disheartened' by tennis row

Friday, June 29th 2012, 7:22

Leander Paes, India's number one tennis player, says he is "disheartened" by the recent row over the selection of teams for London Olympics.
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Munich victims tribute rejected

Friday, June 29th 2012, 6:37

Calls for the victims of the Munich Olympic massacre to be remembered at the opening of the London 2012 have been rebuffed by the organisers.
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Clockwork Orange songs make debut

Friday, June 29th 2012, 5:50

Songs written by A Clockwork Orange author Anthony Burgess for a musical version of his novel are performed in the UK for the first time.
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Karlovic 'cheated' by officials

Friday, June 29th 2012, 0:04
related places: Wimbledon

Ivo Karlovic questions the integrity of Wimbledon after he is foot-faulted 11 times in his defeat by Britain's Andy Murray.
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Man killed amid flash flood chaos

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 23:55

A man dies, thousands are without power and roads and rail lines blocked as heavy downpours bring chaos to parts of the UK.
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Row over musicians' Games fee

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 19:58

Musicians accuse London 2012 organisers of asking acts to play for nothing despite agreeing that professionals would be paid.
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'Serious questions' for Barclays

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 19:41

Prime minister David Cameron says Barclays' management face "serious questions" about their role in allegations that bank lending rates were manipulated for financial gain.
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Ashes rivals defend ODI series

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 17:27
related countries: Australia Australia

England captain Alastair Cook and Australia skipper Michael Clarke insist their upcoming one-day series is far from meaningless.
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Calm Murray passes Karlovic test

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 16:49
related places: Wimbledon

Britain's Andy Murray overcomes big-serving Ivo Karlovic in four sets to reach the third round of Wimbledon.
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VIDEO: Are these the fastest shoes?

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 16:31
related places: London

A design student from London invents lightweight shoes for sprinters that he claims are the fastest in the world.
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Beckham left out of Olympic squad

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 13:16

Former England captain David Beckham is not selected for the Great Britain football squad for London 2012.
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Hodgson & Mears quit England duty

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 12:55
related places: Bath

England fly-half Charlie Hodgson and hooker Lee Mears announce their retirements from international rugby.
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Veolia's £1.2bn UK water arm sale

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 10:47
related countries: France France

French utility Veolia Environnement sold its regulated UK water business for £1.24bn ($1.92bn) in a deal aimed at reducing its debts.
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Farrell returns to England set-up

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 10:07

Former Saracens head coach Andy Farrell is to rejoin the England coaching staff after signing a three-year deal.
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Escaped killer climbed jail wall

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 9:21
related places: London

Convicted murderer John Massey, 64, who has escaped from Pentonville prison in north London, climbed the wall using a makeshift rope, the BBC understands.
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Aussies our real test - Anderson

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 8:01
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Anderson

James Anderson says the five-match series against Australia will show how far England have progressed as a one-day side.
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Tory MP sold information to spies

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 5:04

The UK Conservative MP who sold information to communist spies
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'England cannot win World Cup'

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 23:23

Alan Shearer says England have no chance of winning the 2014 World Cup, saying they are "a million miles away".
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Barclays fined over manipulation

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 22:31

Barclays Bank pays £290m in penalties and boss Bob Diamond gives up his bonus after it tried to manipulate the interest rates for inter-bank lending.
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UK air pollution reprieve refused

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 18:51

The UK is facing fines if it fails to improve air quality quickly, after the European Commission refused plans to delay improvements.
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Students announce protest march

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 18:19
related places: London

The National Union of Students calls a march London in November in protest at rising fees, reduced employment and public sector cuts.
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Farah wins 5,000m European gold

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 17:21

Mo Farah dominates the field on his way to retaining his 5,000m European Championships title as part of his build-up to London 2012.
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Muse unveil official Olympic song

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 15:35

Muse song Survival has been selected as the official song of the London 2012 Olympic Games, to be played throughout the event, according to their website.
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Bale signs new Tottenham contract

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 15:05
related places: Tottenham

Tottenham winger Gareth Bale signs a new deal which will see the Wales international remain at White Hart Lane until 2016.
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Britain's Watson into third round

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 12:01
related countries: United States United States
related places: Wimbledon, Watson

Heather Watson beats Jamie Lee Hampton of the United States 6-1 6-4 to become the first British player to reach the third round at this year's Wimbledon.
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Queen meeting Martin McGuinness

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 10:01
related places: Belfast

The Queen has arrived at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast where she is meeting the deputy first minister and former IRA commander Martin McGuinness.
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Cavendish targets double success

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 18:28
related countries: France France
related places: London

Britain's Mark Cavendish aims to help team-mate Bradley Wiggins win the Tour de France before claiming Olympic gold for himself in London.
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