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Bracewell in injury investigation

Monday, March 4th 2013, 8:52
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

New Zealand fast bowler Doug Bracewell is doubtful for the first Test against England, with reports suggesting he injured his foot at a party.
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Welsh treasures go on show in China

Monday, March 4th 2013, 7:57
related countries: China China

An exhibition charting the history of Wales through its treasures and artworks goes on show in China, building on links between the two countries started in 2006.
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UK 'must adapt' for weather extremes

Monday, March 4th 2013, 1:18

Britain must become more resilient to both drought and flooding as the climate changes, the chairman of the Environment Agency warns.
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Timberlake's Mirrors hits number one

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 22:43
related countries: United States United States

US singer Justin Timberlake tops the UK singles chart with Mirrors while Emeli Sande stays at number one on the album chart.
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Cardinal sorry for sexual misconduct

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 22:12

Cardinal Keith O'Brien, the Catholic Church in Scotland's ex-leader, admits his sexual conduct has at times fallen below "the standards expected of me".
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Tottenham 2-1 Arsenal

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 18:34
related places: London

Tottenham win a pulsating north London derby to go third in the league and seven points ahead of fifth-placed Arsenal.
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Farage: UKIP not just a protest vote

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 16:06
related places: Eastleigh

UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage has dismissed suggestions voters in the Eastleigh by-election backed UKIP as a "protest vote", saying the party offers "policy solutions".
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UK 'cannot rule out arms for Syria'

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 16:02
related countries: Syria Syria

Britain cannot rule out providing arms to the Syrian opposition in the future, the foreign secretary says, after President Bashar al-Assad accuses the UK of bullying and naivety.
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Walrus basks in Orkney attention

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 14:19

A walrus turns up on a small Scottish island in what has been described as a "once in a lifetime" event.
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Sloppy England must be 'sharper'

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 9:56
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Coach Andy Flower says England must be sharper for the first Test against New Zealand following their warm-up defeat.
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Assad says Britain bullying Syria

Sunday, March 3rd 2013, 0:20
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, in a rare interview with a British newspaper, accuses the UK government of bullying and naivety.
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VIDEO: Assad says UK backs 'terrorists'

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 23:02
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has accused the British government of siding with those he calls "terrorists" in the civil war which has engulfed his country.
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UK children 'babied by parents'

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 18:14

Children are being "babied" by intrusive parents who do too much for them, leaving them unable to manage alone, says an adviser to David Cameron.
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MoD cuts 'risk loss of capability'

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 17:40

Further big cuts in defence spending would lead to the loss of the UK's military capability, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond warns.
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Plaid 'should seek Scotland parity'

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 10:40

Plaid Cymru's parliamentary leader is expected to urge his party to "strive for parity" with Scotland, whatever the Scottish devolution referendum outcome.
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England beaten in NZ warm-up game

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 8:54
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England lose a first-class tour match for the first time in seven years as they are beaten by a New Zealand XI.
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Melanoma 'hits body's immune system'

Saturday, March 2nd 2013, 2:40

A deadly form of skin cancer is able to avoid attack from the body's immune system, UK researchers have found.
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UK 'using less petrol but more gas'

Friday, March 1st 2013, 19:49

A report from the Office for National Statistics shows that Britons are becoming more economical with vehicle fuel but more profligate with gas.
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Russian ex-banker wins asylum in UK

Friday, March 1st 2013, 18:09
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: London

A Russian former banker who fled to London after being accused of alleged fraud has been granted political asylum in the UK, the BBC learns.
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Undercover police laws 'need change'

Friday, March 1st 2013, 12:29

Unacceptable sexual relationships by undercover police show an urgent review of laws regulating such activities in England and Wales is needed, MPs say.
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Air New Zealand pilot 'fell asleep'

Friday, March 1st 2013, 11:47
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: London

Air New Zealand says one of its pilots twice nodded off during a flight between London and Los Angeles but the flight was never in danger, reports say.
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Vanessa Redgrave wins rave reviews

Friday, March 1st 2013, 10:54
related places: Broadway

The veteran British actress has won rave reviews for her performance in Jesse Eisenberg's new play The Revisionist, in an intimate off-Broadway production.
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Prescription charges to rise by 20p

Friday, March 1st 2013, 10:50

The cost of prescription charges in England will rise by 20p to £7.85 from 1 April, the government has announced.
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Lib Dems win Eastleigh by-election

Friday, March 1st 2013, 10:49
related places: Eastleigh

Nick Clegg hails a "stunning victory" for the Liberal Democrats in the Eastleigh by-election, as the UK Independence Party pushes the Conservatives into third place.
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House prices 'up 0.2% in February'

Friday, March 1st 2013, 10:36

UK house prices rose by 0.2% in February compared with the previous month but were the same as a year ago, the Nationwide says.
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Sky buys O2 broadband and fixed line

Friday, March 1st 2013, 9:31
related countries: Spain Spain

British Sky Broadcasting is buying the UK broadband and fixed line businesses of Spain's Telefonica, currently branded as O2 and BE.
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England recover in NZ tour match

Friday, March 1st 2013, 7:32
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Kevin Pietersen and Nick Compton fall cheaply but England extend their lead to 333 against a New Zealand XI in Queenstown.
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Warning over NHS competition rules

Friday, March 1st 2013, 2:42

An architect of the government's NHS changes in England warns they may be undermined by rules opening the health service to more competition.
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Charity reaches rainforest goal

Friday, March 1st 2013, 2:05

A charity founded to save tropical rainforest the size of Wales has achieved its goal.
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Samsung loses Japan iPhone battle

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 18:25
related countries: Japan Japan

Samsung has failed in its latest patent challenge against Apple, but is being aided by a former UK judge in a separate battle.
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EU banker bonus cap 'self-defeating'

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 17:29
related places: London

The EU's proposed cap on banker bonuses will drive business away from London, says Boris Johnson, the mayor of Europe's biggest financial centre.
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RBS lost £5.2bn in 'chastening' year

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 15:30

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has reported its fifth year of losses since it was bailed out by the government in 2008, hit by fines and mis-selling charges.
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Farrell 50-50 for England v Italy

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 14:04
related countries: Italy Italy

Fly-half Owen Farrell is rated 50-50 for England's Six Nations match with Italy on 10 March because of a thigh injury.
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Iraqi doctor 'complicit in torture'

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 13:24
related countries: Iraq Iraq

An Iraqi doctor, who has worked at UK hospitals, was "complicit in acts of torture" during Saddam Hussein's regime, a UK medical tribunal finds.
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UK net migration falls by a third

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 11:35

Net migration to the UK fell by a third in the year ending June 2012, compared with the previous 12 months, the latest immigration figures show.
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Iberia and fuel costs hit IAG profit

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 10:18
related countries: Spain Spain

Restructuring charges at Iberia and fuel costs have hit results at International Airlines Group (IAG), which owns both the Spanish flag-carrier and British Airways.
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England on top in warm-up match

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 8:14
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Two late wickets put England in control as New Zealand reach 224-6 at the end of the second day of their warm-up match in Queenstown.
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High Street store closures soar

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 4:52

The number of High Street stores closed by retail chains in Britain has soared over the past 12 months, according to research.
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Council tax up despite incentives

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 1:11
related places: More

More than 40% of councils in England are planning to increase council tax this year, despite being offered cash incentives to freeze bills.
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UK court blocks Tamil deportations

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 0:51
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: London

A UK court blocks the deportation of Tamil asylum seekers due to have been sent back to Sri Lanka on Thursday, who argue they face torture at home.
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Loophole lets banned meat into UK

Thursday, February 28th 2013, 0:22

The BBC has learned that European meat suppliers are using a loophole in the law to sell a banned low quality material to UK sausage makers.
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Khan to fight Diaz in Sheffield

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 19:48
related places: Sheffield

Amir Khan will fight former world champion Julio Diaz in Sheffield in April, his first contest in Britain for two years.
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Blair defends Rwanda's role in Congo

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 19:21
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda Rwanda

Former UK Prime Minister, Tony Blair, defends Rwanda over its part in the conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
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VIDEO: Blair calls for UK intervention in Syria

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 17:00
related countries: Syria Syria

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair tells Newsnight's Kirsty Wark he believes Britain should be taking a far stronger line on Syria.
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Colder weather boosts British Gas

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 15:21

Centrica says profits from British Gas' residential energy supply rose 11% to £606m last year, as colder weather meant people used more gas.
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Farmers say 'sell more British meat'

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 15:19

Farming leaders call on supermarkets to stop scouring the world for the cheapest food and support British products.
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Underworld star reunites with Boyle

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 12:46

Rick Smith, one half of British dance act Underworld, will be heard on the score of Danny Boyle's new film Trance alongside Brit-winning singer Emeli Sande.
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UK growth for 2012 revised upwards

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 11:10

The UK economy grew 0.3% in the whole of 2012, revised up from the estimate of zero growth, but it still contracted in the last three months of the year.
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Tesco vows to sell more British meat

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 10:19

Tesco's chief executive, Philip Clarke, promises to work more closely with British farmers, ahead of appearing at the NFU's national conference.
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Bell hits ton in NZ Test warm-up

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 7:32

Ian Bell makes an unbeaten century as England close the opening day of their only Test warm-up match on 357-7.
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Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 2:47
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

A former New York policeman accused of plotting to cannibalise women exchanged disturbing emails with a co-conspirator in the UK, a court hears.
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Ofsted chief wants paid governors

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 2:34

Ofsted's chief inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw says he wants some school governors in England to be paid and to provide more professional leadership.
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Court action over NI abortion advice

Wednesday, February 27th 2013, 1:32

A High Court judge will decide whether the Department of Health in Northern Ireland has to publish guidelines on when abortion is allowed.
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Hague seeks Litvinenko exclusions

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 14:02

Foreign Secretary William Hague is trying to exclude details of Russian ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko's links to MI6, a pre-inquest legal review is told.
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Blair: Life in Iraq not as I hoped

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 13:24
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Former UK PM Tony Blair says life in Iraq is not what he hoped it would be by now when he decided to invade 10 years ago, but insists it was the right decision.
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Mormon musical storms West End

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 12:35
related places: West End

South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone take to the stage to introduce the first UK performance of their satirical musical The Book of Mormon.
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VIDEO: US Republicans 'can learn from UK Tories'

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 11:51
related countries: United States United States
related places: Romney

The "mystery about the Romney defeat" was how he lost upper-income immigrants and the lack of a wider "middle-class economic message", said a former speechwriter to George W Bush.
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VIDEO: Blair: Life in Iraq not as I hoped

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 11:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair tells Newsnight's Kirsty Wark that a decade on from the invasion of Iraq big problems remain in the country.
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Resignation 'saddens' ex-archbishop

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 11:22

A former archbishop of Westminster says he is "saddened" by the resignation of Britain's most senior Roman Catholic cleric, Cardinal Keith O'Brien.
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Cardinal 'right' to resign post

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 1:14

Cardinal Keith O'Brien's immediate resignation as leader of the Scottish Catholic Church was the right thing to do, says a Vatican adviser.
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Bad sleep 'dramatically' alters body

Tuesday, February 26th 2013, 0:28

A run of poor sleep can have a dramatic effect on the internal workings of the human body, say UK researchers.
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Syria opposition U-turn on talks

Monday, February 25th 2013, 23:44
related countries: Italy Italy, Syria Syria, United States United States
related places: Rome

The Syrian opposition reverses its decision to boycott international talks in Rome, after the US and the UK promise to increase their support.
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VIDEO: Horsemeat found in Ikea meatballs

Monday, February 25th 2013, 23:40
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

Ikea has withdrawn meatballs from sale in 14 European countries after tests in the Czech Republic found traces of horsemeat in a batch made in Sweden.
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Pound steadies after UK AAA cut

Monday, February 25th 2013, 23:01
related places: London

The pound steadies in Monday trading in the wake of Moody's decision on Friday to deprive the UK of its top-notch AAA credit rating.
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Police looking into Rennard case

Monday, February 25th 2013, 22:51

Scotland Yard says it is looking at "whether or not criminal activity has taken place" following claims of sexual impropriety by former Liberal Democrat chief executive Lord Rennard.
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Kerry urges Syria opposition to talk

Monday, February 25th 2013, 22:35
related countries: United States United States
related places: Cameron, London

On his first trip abroad as US Secretary of State, John Kerry urges Syria's opposition to attend an international meeting in Rome on Thursday.
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Climber dies after Ben Nevis fall

Monday, February 25th 2013, 22:07

A man dies after falling while climbing with another man on the north face of Ben Nevis in the Scottish Highlands.
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Cardinal Keith O'Brien resigns post

Monday, February 25th 2013, 20:36
related places: Edinburgh

Britain's most senior Roman Catholic cleric, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, resigns as leader of the Scottish Catholic Church, after being accused of inappropriate conduct.
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Smartphone fired into space for test

Monday, February 25th 2013, 17:55

Using a smartphone that has been blasted into orbit, UK scientists are to test the theory that "in space no-one can hear you scream".
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We'll stick to debt plan - Osborne

Monday, February 25th 2013, 17:20
related places: Osborne

George Osborne says the government must "redouble its efforts" to tackle the UK's debts despite the loss of the UK's AAA credit rating.
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VIDEO: John Kerry 'lost' in London Zoo

Monday, February 25th 2013, 17:08
related places: London

John Kerry has told a press conference that he got lost in London Zoo on a childhood visit to London
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Man jailed over punch attack on girl

Monday, February 25th 2013, 16:48
related places: London

A man is jailed for four years for knocking a 16-year-old girl unconscious in a street in east London.
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England must stay hungry - Moody

Monday, February 25th 2013, 16:03

World Cup winner Lewis Moody hopes England do not claim the Grand Slam this year as it could see them peak too soon.
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Pair arrested over acid attack

Monday, February 25th 2013, 11:59
related places: London

Two people are arrested on suspicion of involvement in an acid attack on a woman in east London.
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UK oil investment 'at 30-year high'

Monday, February 25th 2013, 0:05

Investment in the North Sea is the highest for 30 years and rising, according to a report by an oil and gas trade body.
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Accused cardinal misses Sunday Mass

Sunday, February 24th 2013, 16:11

Cardinal Keith O'Brien, Britain's most senior Roman Catholic cleric, misses Sunday Mass after a number of allegations of inappropriate behaviour.
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Celtic 5-0 Dundee

Sunday, February 24th 2013, 14:53
related places: Dundee

Joe Ledley nets twice as Celtic run out comfortable winners at home to Dundee in the Scottish Premier League.
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Robshaw can lead Lions - Tindall

Sunday, February 24th 2013, 11:02
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Mike Tindall says Chris Robshaw will be a contender to captain the British and Irish Lions if England win Grand Slam.
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Cardinal 'accused over behaviour'

Sunday, February 24th 2013, 10:37

Cardinal Keith O'Brien, head of the Scottish Catholic Church, is reported to the Vatican over historical allegations of inappropriate behaviour, say reports.
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Taken Banksy is withdrawn from sale

Sunday, February 24th 2013, 4:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

A Banksy artwork which was taken from a London street and had been listed for auction in the US has been withdrawn from sale.
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Foreign doctors 'must speak English'

Sunday, February 24th 2013, 1:59

Foreign doctors wanting to treat NHS patients in England will have to prove from April they can speak English, the Department of Health confirms.
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Lancaster hails England composure

Saturday, February 23rd 2013, 21:05
related countries: France France

England coach Stuart Lancaster praises their composure as they withstand the pressure of a "proper Test" to beat France.
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British man dies in Egyptian resort

Saturday, February 23rd 2013, 16:28
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A British man has died in the Egyptian coastal resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, the Foreign Office confirms.
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Former Scots Secretary Millan dies

Saturday, February 23rd 2013, 15:57

Former Scottish Secretary and European Commissioner Bruce Millan has died at the age of 85.
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Ratings cut humiliating, says Labour

Saturday, February 23rd 2013, 13:17

Labour attacks the government's economic policy after the UK lost its AAA credit rating, but the coalition says it is "making progress".
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Cook hails pacemen after ODI win

Saturday, February 23rd 2013, 10:41
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Alastair Cook praises opening bowlers Steven Finn and James Anderson after England beat New Zealand 2-1 in the one-day series.
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UK loses top AAA credit rating

Saturday, February 23rd 2013, 8:21

The UK loses its top AAA credit rating for the first time since 1978, with Chancellor George Osborne saying it will not weaken his "resolve" on the deficit.
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England beat NZ to win ODI series

Saturday, February 23rd 2013, 8:06
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Auckland

England thump New Zealand by five wickets in the third one-day international in Auckland to complete a 2-1 series win.
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UKIP MEP defects to Conservatives

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 22:52

UKIP MEP Marta Andreasen announces she is defecting to the Conservatives, but party leader Nigel Farage says the Tories "deserve what is coming to them".
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Cardinal: 'Allow priests to marry'

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 18:46

Britain's most senior Roman Catholic says he believes priests should be able to marry and have children if they wish to do so.
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Cuthbert expects Italian revival

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 18:18
related countries: France France, Italy Italy

Wales wing Alex Cuthbert believes Saturday's Six Nations opponents Italy will match the performance that accounted for France.
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UK and China close to currency deal

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 16:20
related countries: China China

The Bank of England is in negotiations with its Chinese counterpart on a currency-swap deal likely to boost trade between the UK and China in the yuan.
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Birds Eye withdraws three UK meals

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 15:30
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Ireland Ireland

Birds Eye withdraws three beef ready meals from supermarkets in the UK and Ireland after horse DNA is found in a dish sold in Belgium.
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England will go on attack - Brown

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 15:09
related countries: France France
related places: Twickenham

Mike Brown says England will look to attack against France in their Six Nations clash at Twickenham on Saturday.
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France expecting to beat England

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 13:33

France captain Thiery Dusautoir says his team "expect to win" their Six Nations match against England.
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Regulator raps Big Four accountants

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 11:09

Britain's four biggest accountancy firms are heavily criticised by the Competition Commission for being too dominant.
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Shard firm oversees Saudi skyscraper

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 4:17
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: London

The team that built London's Shard skyscraper is chosen to manage the construction of the world's tallest building - a 1km tower - in Saudi Arabia.
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Top maths pupils 'don't keep up'

Friday, February 22nd 2013, 2:08
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, Taiwan Taiwan

The ablest primary pupils in England almost match those in Taiwan and Hong Kong in maths but fall back by the time they are 16, a study suggests.
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GB women win World track gold

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 18:05

Laura Trott, Dani King and Elinor Barker win Britain's first gold medal of the World Track Championships in Belarus.
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Doctors raise concerns via helpline

Thursday, February 21st 2013, 16:59

Figures seen by the BBC show a whistle-blowing helpline set up by the UK's regulator of doctors two months ago has led to 12 investigations into allegations of a "very serious" nature.
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