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We have started to collect the most important news related to United Kingdom in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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United Kingdom: news

Russian 'spy' can stay in Britain

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 12:10
related countries: Russia Russia

An alleged Russian spy who had an affair with Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock while working for him wins her appeal against deportation.
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Public identify whale 'dialects'

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 7:46

Scientists in Scotland ask members of the public to help with a project looking at the way whales communicate with each other.
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UK carrier 'fully ready in 2030'

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 2:20

Britain may be without a fully operational aircraft carrier until 2030, according to a report published by the Commons spending watchdog.
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Computer hacking warning for Hain

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 1:47

The former Northern Ireland Secretary, Peter Hain, is understood to have been warned by police that his computer may have been hacked.
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Inquest to open into Speed death

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 0:02

An inquest will open later into the death of Wales manager Gary Speed as tributes continue to be paid to him.
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Tindall reinstated to elite squad

Monday, November 28th 2011, 21:32

Mike Tindall is reinstated to the England elite squad and has his fine reduced after appealing to the Rugby Football Union.
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Sports Personality top 10 announced

Monday, November 28th 2011, 19:17

Ten of the UK's top sports stars have been nominated for the 2011 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.
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Haye in talks for Klitschko fight

Monday, November 28th 2011, 17:46

Britain's former world heavyweight champion David Haye is in talks to fight Vitali Klitschko in March 2012.
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Mallett may consider England post

Monday, November 28th 2011, 17:45

Nick Mallett says he will not be an immediate replacement for Martin Johnson - but could take the role after the Six Nations.
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Pension funds to boost £30bn plan

Monday, November 28th 2011, 16:25

The government announces a major drive to encourage investment in large infrastructure projects - as a respected economic think tank says the UK is likely to slip back into recession.
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OECD warns of European recession

Monday, November 28th 2011, 15:50

The OECD says the eurozone and the UK are likely to enter a recession as the international body cuts its global growth forecasts.
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India Olympic boycott 'ruled out'

Monday, November 28th 2011, 15:19
related countries: India India

The Indian Olympic Association says there is "no question" of a boycott of the 2012 London Games amid a row over a sponsor.
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Monday, November 28th 2011, 13:39

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is to reopen on Thursday following a £17.6m restoration project.
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Film-maker Ken Russell dies at 84

Monday, November 28th 2011, 13:09

British film director Ken Russell, best known for his 1969 film Women In Love, dies at the age of 84.
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Berlusconi case: Mills in court

Monday, November 28th 2011, 12:37
related countries: Italy Italy

UK lawyer David Mills gives evidence by video link in a corruption case brought against former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
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Friends' shock over Speed death

Monday, November 28th 2011, 12:35

Friends and colleagues of Gary Speed say they cannot understand the events leading to the Wales manager's death.
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Harry Potter finale scoops Baftas

Monday, November 28th 2011, 10:23

The final outing in the Harry Potter franchise scoops best film and an audience gong at the British Academy Children's Awards.
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Sportsday Live - Monday 28 November

Monday, November 28th 2011, 8:02

Sportsday Live - the football world reacts to the death of Gary Speed with David Beckham, Gareth Bale and Gordon Strachan paying tribute to the former Wales manager while fans also share their memories.
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Hospital care at weekends 'risky'

Monday, November 28th 2011, 7:18

Patients at England's hospitals are more likely to die if they are admitted at weekends, analysis suggests.
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China eyes UK infrastructure push

Monday, November 28th 2011, 3:32
related countries: China China

China Investment Corporation says it is keen to invest in infrastructure development in the UK and other developed countries.
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Riot compensation changes urged

Monday, November 28th 2011, 0:57

An independent panel examining the summer riots in England says the scheme designed to pay out compensation needs overhauling.
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Tributes pour in for Gary Speed

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 23:25

The world of football pays its respects to Wales manager Gary Speed who has been found dead at his Cheshire home at the age of 42.
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Football mourns Gary Speed death

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 20:07

Leading figures in football and politics pay tribute to Wales football manager Gary Speed, who has died aged 42.
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Rihanna reigns over UK pop charts

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 19:01

Rihanna's sixth album, Talk That Talk, goes straight to number one, and spawns three hit singles in the UK top 40.
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Live - Federer v Tsonga

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 17:15
related places: London

Five-time champion Roger Federer faces Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final of the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 15:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier has been killed in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence announces.
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Wales football boss Speed dies

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 14:45

Wales football manager Gary Speed has been found dead at his home in Cheshire, the Football Association of Wales has said.
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Iran moves to downgrade UK ties

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 12:51
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's parliament votes to downgrade diplomatic relations with Britain after the UK imposed fresh sanctions over Iran's nuclear ambitions.
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Live - Sunday football plus tributes to Gary Speed

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 12:15
related places: Kilmarnock, Liverpool, Swansea

Sunday football that sees Swansea and Aston Villa draw 0-0, Kilmarnock beat Rangers, before Liverpool host Manchester City, plus tributes following the death of Gary Speed.
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Body found by sea search rescuers

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 12:12

A crewman on a cargo carrier which has sunk off the coast of north Wales has been found dead, coastguards confirm.
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Sunday, November 27th 2011, 11:30

Former South Africa head coach Jake White distances himself from the vacant England manager's job.
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United States claim World Cup win

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 8:15
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States

Matt Kuchar and Gary Woodland combine for six birdies as the United States win the World Cup by two shots from England and Germany.
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Double jeopardy principle amended

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 1:03

Suspects who have been acquitted could face a retrial as a change to the double jeopardy rule comes into force in Scotland.
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UK women are 'fattest in Europe'

Saturday, November 26th 2011, 19:52

The UK has the highest ratio of obese women in any country in Europe, according to European Union figures.
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Unions hit back at strike warning

Saturday, November 26th 2011, 19:17

The leader of one of Britain's biggest unions has hit back after government warnings over Wednesday's planned public sector strike.
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Robinson: 'End sectarian divide'

Saturday, November 26th 2011, 19:04

Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson calls for Catholics and Protestants to unite to end sectarian division, at the annual DUP conference.
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Live - Federer v Ferrer

Saturday, November 26th 2011, 13:35
related places: London

World number four Roger Federer beats fifth seed David Ferrer in the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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Saturday football as it happened

Saturday, November 26th 2011, 10:00
related places: Blackburn, Stoke

There are wins for Stoke, Everton, Chelsea, Norwich, Wigan and Tottenham, while Manchester United are held at home by Newcastle before Arsenal draw with Fulham on a busy day of football.
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Djokovic has to wait after defeat

Friday, November 25th 2011, 16:40
related places: London

Top seed Novak Djokovic is beaten 3-6 6-3 6-3 by Janko Tipsarevic in the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in London.
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£1bn scheme targets young jobless

Friday, November 25th 2011, 15:50

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says a £1bn plan to provide subsidised work and training placements will "provide hope" to thousands of young people.
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Johnson defends World Cup regime

Friday, November 25th 2011, 14:52

Former England boss Martin Johnson defends his regime following leaked reports into their World Cup failure.
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UK recovery to 'take five years'

Friday, November 25th 2011, 14:28

Bank of England rate-setter Martin Weale says the UK economy will take more than five years to recover and more quantitative easing may be needed.
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Whishaw cast as Q in new 007 film

Friday, November 25th 2011, 12:38

British actor Ben Whishaw is cast as gadget master Q in the new Bond film Skyfall, his agent confirms.
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AUDIO: Higgs Boson hunt '80% complete'

Friday, November 25th 2011, 10:24

Jon Butterworth, professor of physics at University College London and Cern explains that they should know within a year whether or not the elusive Higgs Boson particle really exists or not.
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Matilda proves a hit with critics

Friday, November 25th 2011, 10:15
related places: London, West End

Matilda, comedian Tim Minchin's musical take on the Roald Dahl classic, is a hit with critics as it opens in London's West End.
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Man granted asylum on wanted list

Friday, November 25th 2011, 2:43
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

A tribal leader from an Indonesian province, who was granted asylum in the UK, has been named on an Interpol wanted list, the BBC learns.
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War of words over pension strikes

Friday, November 25th 2011, 0:51

Public sector strikes next week could cost the UK £500m and lead to job losses, say ministers - as unions accuse them of "fantasy economics".
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Nuclear power 'has small support'

Friday, November 25th 2011, 0:18

A poll for the BBC indicates a small and diminishing appetite around the world for building new nuclear reactors, although the UK bucks the trend.
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Worse to come for England - Moore

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 21:29
related places: Moore

Former England hooker Brian Moore says there is worse to come after the RFU's Rob Andrew says English rugby has hit "rock bottom."
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Smith steps down as attack coach

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 14:05

Attack coach Brian Smith resigns after being criticised in the leaked reviews into England's World Cup campaign.
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Live - Federer v Fish

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 13:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: London, Fish

Roger Federer, the only unbeaten man in the tournament, plays American Mardy Fish in his final group match in the World Tour Finals at London's O2 Arena.
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Migration in 2010 at record high

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 12:52

Annual net migration to the UK was 252,000 in 2010 - the highest calendar year figure on record, Office for National Statistics figures show.
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Olympics boycott call over Bhopal

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 12:13
related countries: India India
related places: Bhopal, Delhi

The head of the Indian state where the Bhopal gas disaster occurred urges Delhi to boycott the London Olympics if sponsorship by Dow Chemicals continues.
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Forsyth to make live stage return

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 10:06
related places: London

Sir Bruce Forsyth returns to the London stage in May 2012 for the first time in more than a decade.
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Elbow compose BBC's Olympic theme

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 9:42

The band Elbow are behind the BBC's soundtrack for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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Civil servants 'to staff borders'

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 8:34
related places: Whitehall

Civil servants from across Whitehall are being lined up to act as border staff at UK ports and airports during next week's public sector strikes.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 7:55
related places: London

Sportsday Live - featuring the latest news on Carlos Tevez and a potential move to AC Milan, the latest from the ATP World Tour Finals and RFU elite director Rob Andrew's view that English rugby has hit rock bottom
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UK 'may return Afghan children'

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 6:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

Afghan children whose asylum claims have failed may be sent back to Kabul by the UK from next year.
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Councils 'may reject tax freeze'

Thursday, November 24th 2011, 2:48

Up to a fifth of councils in England may not accept the government's offer to help pay for a freeze in council tax next year, a survey suggests.
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Live - Djokovic v Ferrer

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 20:00
related places: London

World number one Novak Djokovic takes on David Ferrer in Wednesday evening's singles match at London's O2 knowing that victory would secure his place in the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour Finals.
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Press left McCanns 'distraught'

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 18:47

The parents of missing girl Madeleine McCann have told a judge-led inquiry into UK media practices they were left distraught by press suggestions they were responsible for their daughter's death.
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Sportsday Live - Wednesday 23 November

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 18:43

Sportsday Live - featuring the latest on the appeals of the Pakistan cricketers, details of some strong player criticism of England's Rugby World Cup campaign, plus more.
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Live - Wednesday football

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 18:39
related places: Chelsea

Chelsea lose out to a late Bayer Leverkusen winner but Arsenal earn a win over Borussia Dortmund to earn Champions League progression on a busy night of European, FA Cup and Scottish football.
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I was not driven by money - Moody

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 14:22

Lewis Moody says success on the field was his motivation, not money, as he defends his reign as England captain in the wake of critical reports.
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Live - Tipsarevic v Berdych

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 13:59
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: London

World number nine Janko Tipsarevic, a replacement in the event for the injured Andy Murray, takes on in-form Czech Tomas Berdych in the ATP World Tour Finals at London's O2.
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England fifth in world rankings

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 11:07
related countries: Spain Spain, Sweden Sweden

England climb to fifth in the Fifa world rankings on the back of victories over Spain and Sweden.
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Critics praise England riot drama

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 10:31

A play based on eyewitness accounts of this summer's riots in England receives praise for shedding light on the underlying causes of the unrest.
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Home care 'breaches human rights'

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 8:17

The standards of basic home care for the elderly in England are so bad in some cases that they breach human rights, an inquiry says.
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132 councils 'lost private data'

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 2:20

Private data has been lost by or stolen from UK local councils more than 1,000 times since 2008, a campaign group's report says.
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UN vote condemns Syria crackdown

Wednesday, November 23rd 2011, 0:05
related countries: Germany Germany, Syria Syria

The United Nations human rights committee condemns Syria's crackdown on opposition protests, calling on it to implement an Arab League plan to end the violence.
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Climate emails: Storm or yawn?

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 22:08
related places: How

Fresh debate over hacked UK climate emails
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Live text - Nadal v Federer

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 19:57
related places: London

Roger Federer beats arch rival Rafael Nadal 6-3 6-0 in the ATP World Tour finals in London.
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Injured Murray out of Tour Finals

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 18:55

British number one Andy Murray announces his withdrawal from the ATP World Tour Finals because of a groin injury.
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Why are so many Britons leaving Australia?

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 17:30
related countries: Australia Australia

Why are British people quitting Australia in droves?
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Live - Tsonga v Fish

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 13:45
related places: London

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beats Mardy Fish in straight sets at the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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Executives' high pay 'corrosive'

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 9:57

The high salaries of UK executives are "corrosive" to the economy and undermine productivity, the High Pay Commission claims.
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UK dominates International Emmys

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 9:34

The UK picks up five out of a possible 10 awards at the International Emmys, including best actress for Julie Walters.
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AUDIO: Egypt's rulers 'worse than Mubarak'

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 7:43
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Amnesty UK's Kate Allen says Egypt's current rulers have a worse record on human rights in some areas than Mubarak
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Iran hit by fresh West sanctions

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 7:02
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States
related places: Tehran, West

The US, Canada and UK announce fresh sanctions against Iran amid growing concern over Tehran's nuclear programme.
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UK 'complacent' on nuclear future

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 1:37

The government's lack of strategy on nuclear research threatens its long-term plans for electricity generation, according to a House of Lords committee.
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Cancer survival progress charted

Tuesday, November 22nd 2011, 0:05

Cancer survivors in England and Wales are living nearly six times longer than they did 40 years ago, figures show.
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UK severs ties with Iranian banks

Monday, November 21st 2011, 20:36
related countries: Iran Iran

The UK imposes new financial sanctions against Iran which it says are needed because Iranian banks may be linked to the country's alleged nuclear weapons programme.
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Djokovic v Berdych as it happened

Monday, November 21st 2011, 19:42
related places: London

World number one Novak Djokovic beats Tomas Berdych in the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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VIDEO: Pandas get ready for Scottish home

Monday, November 21st 2011, 19:25
related countries: China China

Two pandas are heading to Edinburgh Zoo from China, as part of an international conservation effort.
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Athlete cleared of husband attack

Monday, November 21st 2011, 17:08

Scottish track legend Liz McColgan is found not guilty of assaulting her estranged husband at their home.
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We'll get Britain building - PM

Monday, November 21st 2011, 16:24

David Cameron vows to restart the housing market as he unveils a range of plans including help for buyers of new homes in England.
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Struggling Murray loses to Ferrer

Monday, November 21st 2011, 16:23
related places: London

Andy Murray appears to sustain an injury as he loses 6-4 7-5 to David Ferrer in the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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Live text - Murray v Ferrer

Monday, November 21st 2011, 14:01
related countries: Spain Spain

British number one Andy Murray begins his ATP World Tour Finals campaign against Spain's David Ferrer.
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Fog disrupts flights from London

Monday, November 21st 2011, 10:19
related places: London

Passengers are facing a second day of disruption as hundreds of flights are cancelled or delayed because of dense fog in London.
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Cameron: Euro crisis 'chilling'

Monday, November 21st 2011, 8:44

David Cameron is set to tell the CBI conference the financial crisis in the eurozone is having a "chilling" effect on the UK's economy.
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Warning over UK child poverty

Monday, November 21st 2011, 2:52

The Children's Commissioners for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are warning that child poverty could rise.
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Nadal battles to win against Fish

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 23:31
related places: London

Rafael Nadal survives a stern examination of his title credentials to edge out the brilliant Mardy Fish in a late-night classic at the ATP World Tour Finals.
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Soldier dies in Afghan explosion

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 21:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier from the 1st Battalion The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment has been killed in an explosion in Afghanistan, the MoD says.
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UK and EU in 'Rock sale deadline'

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 21:27
related places: Rock

Northern Rock had to be sold by 2013 under a deal signed by the former Labour government, Chancellor George Osborne is set to reveal.
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Live - Nadal v Fish

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 20:07
related places: London

World number two Rafael Nadal faces Mardy Fish in Sunday's second match at the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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Federer wins Tour Finals opener

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 16:50
related places: London

Roger Federer begins his quest for a sixth ATP World Tour Finals by beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 6-2 2-6 6-4 at London's O2 Arena.
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Bishops criticise welfare reform

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 14:07

A total of 18 Church of England bishops have signed an open letter, criticising the government's proposed welfare changes.
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Sande wins at Tartan clef awards

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 13:28

R&B singer Emeli Sande was named best breakthrough artist at the 13th annual Scottish Music Awards.
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Turkish president on state visit

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 5:21
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: London

President of Turkey Abdullah Gul says his country still wants to join the EU, before he arrives in London for a three-day state visit to Britain.
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Union: 50,000 NHS jobs 'at risk'

Sunday, November 20th 2011, 3:07

Nearly 50,000 posts are under threat or have already been lost in the health service in England, union figures suggest.
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