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United Kingdom: news

Farage warns of EU 'revolution'

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 23:57

UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage warns that some EU countries face "mass civil unrest, possibly even revolution".
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VIDEO: Cannes film festival set to open

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 23:13

The UK has only one entry competing for the prestigious Palme d'Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival this year with Ken Loach's The Angels' Share.
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Board condemns Haye-Chisora fight

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 19:20

British boxing chiefs condemn the proposed fight between David Haye and Dereck Chisora and threaten to remove the licence of anyone involved.
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PM's plans 'will rebuild Britain'

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 19:14

David Cameron says the economy is his top priority in the Queen's Speech - but Labour say the plans will do nothing to kickstart growth.
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Abu Qatada Euro appeal rejected

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 17:23

Radical cleric Abu Qatada has lost his attempt to make a final appeal to the European Court of Human Rights against his deportation from the UK.
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England set date for Euro squad

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 12:14

Roy Hodgson will name his England squad for Euro 2012 on 16 May, three days after the end of the Premier League season.
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Briton in court over Kenya plot

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 10:55
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia

A British man accused of links to Somalia's Islamist extremists appears in court in Kenya for allegedly plotting a bomb attack.
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Wettest April 'hits retail sales'

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 23:04

UK retail sales were damaged by the wettest April since records began, the British Retail Consortium says.
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VIDEO: Louis Saha: UK less racist than France

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 22:50
related countries: France France

Tottenham footballer Louis Saha tells Newsnight's Jeremy Paxman that the UK has less racial issues than France, and that the premier league is a "paradise" for players from ethnic minorities.
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NHS risk register release blocked

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 19:36

The risk assessment of the NHS overhaul in England will not be published after ministers vetoed requests to release it.
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VIDEO: Hoffman comes to jogger's rescue

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 19:30
related places: Hyde Park, London

A 27-year-old man who had a sudden cardiac arrest while jogging in London's Hyde Park says he was saved by the actions of actor Dustin Hoffman.
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FTSE 100 boss pay 'rises by 11%'

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 16:43

The pay of bosses at the UK's largest publicly listed companies rose 11% this year, research shows, as more shareholders revolt over executive pay.
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Einstein hailed despite hiccups

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 15:18
related places: Beach

The UK premiere of Philip Glass opera Einstein on the Beach is reviewed favourably by critics, despite a first night dogged by technical problems.
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Haye & Chisora to fight in London

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 13:55
related countries: Luxembourg Luxembourg
related places: London

David Haye and Dereck Chisora will fight at Upton Park on 14 July in a bout sanctioned by the Luxembourg Boxing Federation.
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Tenants evicted for Olympic cash

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 10:59
related places: London

Tenants in east London are being evicted from their homes as landlords attempt to cash in on the Olympics.
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VIDEO: Slides show life in colonial India

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 9:05
related countries: India India

A collection of slides depicting colonial life in India has been found in a shoe box in one of Scotland's national collections.
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Harry praises wounded 'heroes'

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 0:38
related countries: United States United States

Prince Harry has paid tribute to wounded UK service personnel who took part in a tournament called Warrior Games, during a short trip to the US.
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UK companies 'remain optimistic'

Monday, May 7th 2012, 23:00

UK companies remain confident despite the UK economy entering a double-dip recession, according to two new business surveys.
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Hibernian 4-0 Dunfermline

Monday, May 7th 2012, 20:35

Dunfermline are relegated from the Scottish Premier League after Hibernian win to ensure their top flight survival.
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Cavendish angry at sprint crash

Monday, May 7th 2012, 18:14

Britain's Mark Cavendish says a rival rider should be "ashamed" after he suffers a heavy fall during a sprint finish on the Giro d'Italia.
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VIDEO: Malaya massacre families seek justice

Monday, May 7th 2012, 17:03
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

The families of 24 unarmed Malaysian men shot dead by British soldiers in Malaya in 1948 have arrived in the UK for a judicial review hearing into the incident.
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Unemployment 'to keep on rising'

Monday, May 7th 2012, 7:09

An economic forecasting group says unemployment in most parts of the UK will continue to rise over the next five years, despite recent falls.
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Cameron congratulates Hollande

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 21:03
related countries: France France

UK Prime Minister David Cameron calls Francois Hollande to congratulate him on his victory in the French presidential election.
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Eye drug 'could save NHS £84m'

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 16:56

The NHS could save at least £84m a year by using a cheaper alternative to the licensed treatment for a leading cause of loss of sight, researchers suggest.
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Beckham tops UK sport rich list

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 10:57
related countries: Ireland Ireland

David Beckham tops the Sunday Times list of the richest people in sport in the UK and Ireland.
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Heads attack 'bully boy tactics'

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 9:59

Head teachers accuse England's chief inspector of schools of "bully boy tactics" against their profession.
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Ceremony opens Olympics stadium

Saturday, May 5th 2012, 21:53

A ceremony at the Olympic Park in east London officially opens the 2012 stadium, with a nine-year-old girl being chosen to start the celebrations.
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Tourist mauled by 'tame' cheetah

Saturday, May 5th 2012, 15:51

A British tourist who tried to protect a girl being mauled by captive cheetahs tells how the animals then turned on her.
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PM hails Johnson mayoral victory

Saturday, May 5th 2012, 12:39
related places: London

David Cameron says he is "delighted" with Boris Johnson's re-election as London mayor, after he narrowly beat Labour rival Ken Livingstone.
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Johnson re-elected London mayor

Saturday, May 5th 2012, 9:37
related places: London

Boris Johnson narrowly beats Ken Livingstone to win a second term as London mayor, after a day of heavy Tory losses.
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'Gerbil' trial forensics probed

Saturday, May 5th 2012, 2:35

An expert is to look into the Scottish Police Service Authority's handling of forensic evidence during the Kevin "Gerbil" murder trial.
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Tagged cuckoos complete journey

Saturday, May 5th 2012, 1:40

Two cuckoos fitted with satellite tracking devices return to the UK, revealing new information about the threatened birds' migration.
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Lewington to join England staff

Friday, May 4th 2012, 19:44
related places: Fulham

Fulham coach Ray Lewington accepts a role on Roy Hodgson's England coaching staff for Euro 2012.
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Labour are back, says Ed Miliband

Friday, May 4th 2012, 19:22

Labour leader Ed Miliband says his party are winning back voters' trust, as they gain more than 800 seats in the local elections in England, Wales and Scotland.
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Two soldiers die in Afghanistan

Friday, May 4th 2012, 18:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two British soldiers, from The Royal Logistic Corps, have been killed in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Agency condemns own Falklands ad

Friday, May 4th 2012, 17:24
related countries: Argentina Argentina

A British-owned advertising agency condemns its Argentine team over an "offensive" video showing an Argentine athlete training in the Falklands.
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VIDEO: How do you adapt Shakespeare to Swahili?

Friday, May 4th 2012, 14:59
related places: Windsor

A Swahili version of Shakespeare's play Merry Wives of Windsor was performed at the London Globe Theatre.
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Premier League TV up for grabs

Friday, May 4th 2012, 6:01

The Premier League issues an invitation to tender for the domestic UK broadcast rights for the 2013-14 to 2015-16 seasons.
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WWII profile of Hitler uncovered

Friday, May 4th 2012, 4:42
related countries: Germany Germany

Adolf Hitler developed a "messiah complex" as Germany began losing World War II, according to a newly unveiled British intelligence report.
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Handwashing 'tackled superbugs'

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 23:06

The campaign to improve hand hygiene in hospitals in England and Wales contributed to a significant fall in the rates of superbug infections, according to a report.
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High unemployment 'to damage UK'

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 23:01

The UK unemployment rate will rise to almost 9% by the end of 2012, doing "permanent damage to the UK's productive capacity", a think tank says.
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UK minister in Hollande warning

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 22:07
related countries: France France

The economic policies of Francois Hollande will "have a shockwave effect on Europe" if he becomes president of France, Iain Duncan Smith warns.
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Rooney goal Premier League's best

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 21:00

England striker Wayne Rooney wins the award for Goal of the 20 Seasons to commemorate 20 years of the Premier League.
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RBS repays £163bn emergency loans

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 16:31
related countries: United States United States
related places: Friday

RBS will say on Friday that, as of next week, it will have repaid all the £163bn of emergency loans it received from UK and US taxpayers, the BBC has learned.
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Terry & Ferdinand 'should unite'

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 16:11

John Terry and Rio Ferdinand must unite and play together for England, four former internationals tell BBC Sport.
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Ministers 'may boycott' Euro 2012

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 13:56
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

UK ministers may boycott Euro 2012 games in Ukraine in protest at the treatment of imprisoned former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, Foreign Secretary William Hague says.
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Heathrow queue time target missed

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 13:06
related places: Heathrow

The UK Border Force failed to meet its target for processing Heathrow arrivals from outside the European Economic Area in April, BAA says.
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UK crime agency site taken down

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 12:27

The website of the UK's Serious Organised Crime Agency is taken offline following a cyber-attack.
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Ferguson tips Ferdinand for Euros

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 10:59

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says Rio Ferdinand should be part of England's Euro 2012 squad.
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Retina implant joy for blind men

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 9:50

Two British men who have been blind for many years have been able to perceive light and some shapes after surgery to fit an innovative retina implant.
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Growth in UK service sector slows

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 9:30

Growth in the UK's dominant service sector slowed in April compared with the previous month, a closely-watched survey suggests.
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King rejects criticism for crisis

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 8:55

The governor of the Bank of England, Sir Mervyn King, rejects criticism of the bank's role ahead of the financial crisis.
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British-born Hollywood star dies

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 7:58

British-born actress Patricia Medina, who became a leading lady in the golden age of Hollywood, dies in Los Angeles, aged 92.
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Adele overtakes sales of Thriller

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 7:47

The singer moves up to fifth on the all-time UK best-selling album list overtaking Michael Jackson's Thriller.
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Argentina marks Belgrano sinking

Thursday, May 3rd 2012, 6:09
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Belgrano, General Belgrano

Argentina marks the 30th anniversary of the sinking of the warship General Belgrano during the Falklands conflict with the UK.
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UK economy 'to return to growth'

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 23:01

The UK economy will return to growth in the second half of 2012, the CBI says, but it has cut its forecast for the year as a whole.
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News Corp board endorses Murdoch

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 19:49

The News Corporation board says it has "full confidence" in Rupert Murdoch following a highly critical UK parliamentary committee report.
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Hodgson headline 'unacceptable'

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 16:19

The Football Association says a headline in The Sun about England manager Roy Hodgson's manner of speech was "in poor taste".
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Ofcom 'won't be rushed' on BSkyB

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 16:16

Ofcom will not be "rushed into a knee-jerk reaction" in considering whether BSkyB is "fit and proper" to hold a broadcasting licence, the BBC understands.
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Anderson clear after thumb injury

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 13:07

England seamer James Anderson is given the all-clear following an X-ray on a thumb injury sustained playing for Lancashire.
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VIDEO: Typhoon jets test Olympic security

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 12:13

Air Commodore Gary Waterfall tells the BBC's Jonathan Beale the RAF is ''ready to respond'' to any threats to security at the London 2012 Olympics.
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Thick of It writer raps censors

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 10:38

A writer for British comedy The Thick of It criticises BBC America's decision to censor the award-winning political satire.
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VIDEO: Britons fined for penguin theft

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 8:49
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Two British tourists from Wales have been fined a thousand Australian dollars for stealing a penguin named Dirk from a theme park in Brisbane.
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Hodgson not surprised by England call

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 7:49

Roy Hodgson says he was not surprised to be offered the England manager's job by the Football Association.
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Gerrard welcomes Hodgson choice

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 19:41
related places: Liverpool

Steven Gerrard welcomes the appointment of his former Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson as England manager.
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Border force staff 'cut by 10%'

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 19:21

Figures obtained by the Labour Party reveal a 10% cut in the number of UK Border Force staff over the past two years.
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Eriksson backs Hodgson to succeed

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 17:13

Sven-Goran Eriksson urges fans to back his friend Roy Hodgson and insists he will be a big success as England manager.
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PM pledges Heathrow queues action

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 15:41
related places: London

David Cameron tells ministers they must admit there is a problem with long immigration queues at Heathrow, as plans for extra staffing are announced.
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VIDEO: Trust between UK and Afghan troops

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 15:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Eighteen foreign soldiers have been killed by members of the Afghan military since the start of the year. The latest to to be killed was last Friday.
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Once musical leads Tony shortlist

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 14:33

The musical version of Oscar-winning film Once leads the field at the 2012 Tonys, with Britain's James Corden also in the running.
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Hodgson appointed England manager

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 14:04

Roy Hodgson is named as the new England boss by the Football Association, with the 64-year-old agreeing a four-year deal.
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Growth in manufacturing 'slows'

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 9:34

Growth in the UK manufacturing sector slowed in April, according to the latest purchasing managers' index.
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Duran Duran to play Olympic gig

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 8:25

Duran Duran, Snow Patrol, Stereophonics and Paolo Nutini are to represent the four UK nations at a concert to mark the start of the Olympics.
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Stroke survivors 'feel abandoned'

Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 0:57

Stroke survivors are being denied the chance to make the best recovery because of a lack of post-hospital care in the UK, a report suggests.
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Hodgson set to be England manager

Monday, April 30th 2012, 23:13

Roy Hodgson is expected to be presented as England manager at a news conference at 1600 BST on Tuesday.
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iPad '4G' claims face UK scrutiny

Monday, April 30th 2012, 23:01

Apple is facing a wider inquiry over its "4G" advertising of the latest iPad in the UK, the BBC understands.
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Pledge over airport queue delays

Monday, April 30th 2012, 19:56

The UK's Border Force will ensure all immigration desks are fully staffed during summer peak times, Immigration Minister Damian Green tells MPs.
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Trump suffers shock Worlds defeat

Monday, April 30th 2012, 16:41

UK champion Judd Trump suffers a shock 13-12 defeat to Ali Carter, while Matthew Stevens beats Barry Hawkins 13-11.
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UK ISPs must block The Pirate Bay

Monday, April 30th 2012, 16:16

Five major UK internet service providers are ordered by the High Court to prevent users from accessing popular file-sharing site The Pirate Bay.
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Olympic security test is unveiled

Monday, April 30th 2012, 14:29

Preparations begin for a major Olympics security exercise as it revealed surface-to-air missiles could be deployed at six sites across London.
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Man dies in ford amid flood risk

Monday, April 30th 2012, 13:51

A man dies after his car becomes submerged in a swollen ford as heavy rainfall raises the threat of flooding across large parts of England.
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I wish Hodgson well says Redknapp

Monday, April 30th 2012, 13:03

Harry Redknapp wishes Roy Hodgson well after the FA approaches the West Brom manager to coach England.
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Sundance ends first London visit

Monday, April 30th 2012, 11:28
related places: London

The inaugural Sundance London festival draws to a close, with pundits declaring the four-day film and music showcase "a qualified success".
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Model's return to war-ravaged Somalia

Monday, April 30th 2012, 10:30
related countries: Somalia Somalia

UK model questions her fate if she had remained in Somalia
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Red Cross held UK hostage talks

Monday, April 30th 2012, 10:07

"Every effort" was made to free kidnapped UK aid worker Khalil Dale before he was murdered, the British government and the International Committee of the Red Cross says.
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White knocks Adele off top spot

Monday, April 30th 2012, 8:26

Former White Stripes frontman Jack White goes straight in at number one on the UK album chart with his solo debut, Blunderbuss.
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Clydesdale/Yorkshire bank jobs go

Monday, April 30th 2012, 6:39

The Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks will cut 1,400 jobs by 2015 due to the worsening outlook for the UK economy, the banks' owner has announced.
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Qatada hostage deal 'offer' to UK

Monday, April 30th 2012, 5:33
related countries: Jordan Jordan

An al-Qaeda-linked group offers to free a hostage if Britain deports cleric Abu Qatada to a country other than Jordan.
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Flood warnings follow heavy rain

Monday, April 30th 2012, 1:04

Strong winds and rain bring down trees and power lines across England and Wales and lead to flood warnings in some areas.
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Kidnapped UK aid worker murdered

Sunday, April 29th 2012, 20:59
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A British aid worker kidnapped in Pakistan has been found dead, with a note saying he was killed by the Taliban, local police say.
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Chambers eligible for London 2012

Sunday, April 29th 2012, 17:45

Dwain Chambers is free to compete at the Olympics after a court overturns the BOA's lifetime ban on drug cheats.
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'Lost decade' warning on growth

Sunday, April 29th 2012, 13:22

Labour's Ed Balls says Britain faces a "lost-decade style" period of slow growth, days after official figures showed the economy returned to recession.
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EastEnders is named best soap

Sunday, April 29th 2012, 9:33

EastEnders wins seven British Soap Awards including best British soap with Coronation Street also taking seven prizes.
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VIDEO: Redford and Charles at Sundance

Sunday, April 29th 2012, 8:05
related places: Charles

There was a rare combination of British Royalty and Hollywood stars last night when Prince Charles and actor Robert Redford met at the Sundance London film and music festival.
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Cardinal: PM tax stance 'immoral'

Sunday, April 29th 2012, 4:36

Scotland's most senior Roman Catholic accuses Prime Minister David Cameron of immorality over tax policy, and calls for more aid for the poor.
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600lb bomb was 'fully primed'

Saturday, April 28th 2012, 20:44
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Police say that a bomb found close to the border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic contained 600 pounds of explosives and was fully primed.
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Afghan death soldier named by MoD

Saturday, April 28th 2012, 19:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier fatally shot in southern Afghanistan on Friday has been named as Guardsman Michael Roland, from 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards.
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Border Force 'ready' for Olympics

Saturday, April 28th 2012, 15:33

The UK Border Force says it is "fully prepared to manage busy periods" like the Olympics despite criticism over delays at Heathrow Airport.
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VIDEO: Shakespeare gets Chinese treatment

Saturday, April 28th 2012, 9:04
related countries: China China
related places: London

China's National Theatre is performing for the first time overseas at the Globe Theatre in London.
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VIDEO: Street Child World Cup visits London

Saturday, April 28th 2012, 5:59
related places: London

Street Child World Cup: Team Brazil visits London
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