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Craig: 'I'll keep going as Bond'

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 16:00

James Bond star Daniel Craig says he will continue to play the British spy 'until they tell me to stop'.
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BA Olympics dove plane unveiled

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 11:50

British Airways repaints the first of nine A319s with a dove design to mark the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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Centre Roberts out for six months

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 11:05

Cardiff Blues confirm Wales centre Jamie Roberts is to have surgery on his injured knee and will miss the rest of the season.
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Flutey quits Wasps for NZ return

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 10:37
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England centre Riki Flutey will quit Wasps at the end of the season to return to his native New Zealand.
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Signs of UK economy 'improving'

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 10:16

The UK economy has shown a few signs of improvement in the first three months of this year but is still weak, the British Chambers of Commerce says.
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VIDEO: How to paint a plane

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 8:46

British Airways repaints the first of nine planes with a dove design to mark the London 2012 Olympics.
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Woman in Black sequel announced

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 8:24

The Hammer film studio announces a sequel to the Woman in Black, the highest grosssing British horror film in twenty years.
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VIDEO: Injured UK yacht sailors reach US

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 3:23
related countries: United States United States
related places: California

Two British crew members injured during the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race have safely arrived in California following a dramatic rescue.
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CIMB buys RBS' Asia-Pacific units

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 0:59
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

CIMB says it will acquire most of Royal Bank of Scotland's Asia-Pacific units in a deal worth 431.8m Malaysian ringgit ($141m; £88m).
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Events mark Falklands anniversary

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 19:38

A candle is lit at the UK's Centre of Remembrance to mark the 30th anniversary of the Falkland Islands invasion, as the Argentine president describes the UK's continued control over the territory as "an injustice".
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Petrov 'upbeat' before treatment

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 16:10
related places: London

Stiliyan Petrov will begin treatment at a London hospital on Monday after being diagnosed with acute leukaemia.
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Hirst: Criticism 'to be expected'

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 16:07

Controversial British artist Damien Hirst tells the BBC that he expects his work to be criticised, ahead of his first UK retrospective.
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Safeguards 'vital for web plans'

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 14:49

The Information Commissioner has said protections must be put in place if plans to monitor the calls, emails, texts and website visits of everyone in the UK are implemented.
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UK manufacturing growth picks up

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 9:59
related places: March

The UK's manufacturing sector grew at its fastest pace for 10 months in March, a survey says, boosting hopes of overall growth in the first quarter.
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Djokovic defeats Murray in final

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 6:11

Britain's Andy Murray suffers a 6-1 7-6 (7-4) defeat by world number one Novak Djokovic in the final of the Miami Masters.
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Miliband to launch poll campaign

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 2:09

Ed Miliband will pledge to govern for the whole country "not just the wealthy few" when he launches Labour's campaign for next month's English local elections.
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Madonna's MDNA tops album chart

Sunday, April 1st 2012, 18:38

Madonna's MDNA enters the UK album chart at number one - a 12th chart-topper that makes her the most successful solo artist in UK album charts.
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UK air passenger duty rises by 8%

Sunday, April 1st 2012, 15:41

Air passenger duty rises by 8%, as announced by the government in the Autumn Statement last year, but airlines call for the tax to be reviewed.
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Email and web use 'to be watched'

Sunday, April 1st 2012, 13:24

The government will be able to monitor the calls, emails, texts and website visits of everyone in the UK under new legislation set to be announced soon.
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Hague defends fuel strike actions

Sunday, April 1st 2012, 11:57

William Hague says the UK is better prepared for a possible fuel strike as a result of government actions, despite accusations it caused panic at the pumps.
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Finn & Trott back captain Strauss

Sunday, April 1st 2012, 9:09

Steven Finn and Jonathan Trott insist Test captain Andrew Strauss still has the backing of the England dressing room.
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TV ad calls for smokefree homes

Friday, March 30th 2012, 23:07

A new government TV campaign in England says invisible second-hand cigarette smoke is harming children and putting them at risk of lung disease.
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Libya claims Saadi Gaddafi's London mansion

Friday, March 30th 2012, 23:03
related places: London

Why Libya wants Saadi Gaddafi's London mansion
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BA-owner cleared for BMI purchase

Friday, March 30th 2012, 19:31
related places: Heathrow

The owner of British Airways and Iberia, IAG, receives approval for the takeover of BMI in return for giving up landing slots at Heathrow.
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UK-US extradition overhaul urged

Friday, March 30th 2012, 10:06
related countries: United States United States

Britons are losing confidence in the UK's extradition arrangements with the US and big changes are needed to restore public faith, MPs say.
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Banksy artworks sell for £400,000

Friday, March 30th 2012, 8:31
related places: London

A collection of works by graffiti artist Banksy sell for more than £400,000 at an auction in London.
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Trott goes ninth in Test rankings

Friday, March 30th 2012, 7:31
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England batsman Jonathan Trott rises to ninth in the ICC Test batting rankings after his century in Sri Lanka.
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UK doubles aid to Syria opponents

Friday, March 30th 2012, 4:47
related countries: Syria Syria

The UK is doubling its non-military aid to opponents of President Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria, Foreign Secretary William Hague says.
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Lancaster sets out England vision

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 18:40

New England head coach Stuart Lancaster says he wants his players to play with pride as he plans for the 2015 World Cup.
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German firms halt UK nuclear plan

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 17:01

The government's nuclear power strategy has been hit after German energy giants RWE and E.On abandon plans to build two new plants.
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Collapse costs England first Test

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 12:50
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England lose six wickets for 31 as they are beaten by 75 runs in the opening Test against Sri Lanka, despite a gritty 112 by Jonathan Trott.
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Vaughan calls for batting changes

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 12:43

Former captain Michael Vaughan says England need to freshen up their top order after a run of four straight Test defeats to subcontinental sides.
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Lancaster named as England coach

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 11:21

Stuart Lancaster is named permanent England head coach on a contract until January 2016.
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Picture captures a billion stars

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 10:47

Two UK-developed telescopes are used to make a colossal picture of our Milky Way Galaxy, to reveal the detail of a billion stars.
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VIDEO: Youth jailed for Florida murders

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 5:48
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida

An American teenager has begun a double life sentence for the murders of two British tourists in Florida last April.
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Youth guilty of Florida murders

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 2:39
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida

An American teenager is found guilty of the first degree murder of two British tourists in Florida.
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VIDEO: China policeman 'sought UK talks'

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 23:01
related countries: China China, United States United States

The policeman at the centre of a major Chinese political scandal sought talks with UK officials hours before he fled to a US mission, the BBC has learnt.
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England will make history - Swann

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 18:59
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Galle

Graeme Swann says England will make history by chasing down a fourth-innings total of 340 to beat Sri Lanka in the first Test in Galle.
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Pair shot by Afghan soldier named

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 16:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two British servicemen shot dead by an Afghan army soldier are named by the Ministry of Defence as Sgt Luke Taylor, of the Royal Marines, and L/Cpl Michael Foley.
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IOC impressed by London Olympics

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 15:47
related places: London

The International Olympic Committee says London has raised the bar on how to deliver a lasting legacy in its preparations for the 2012 Games.
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China policeman 'sought UK talks'

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 13:57
related countries: China China, United States United States

The policeman at the centre of a major Chinese political scandal sought talks with UK officials hours before he fled to a US mission, the BBC learns.
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England dig deep to retain hope

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 11:43
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Galle

England close day three of the first Test with Sri Lanka on 111-2, needing a total of 340 for the highest run chase in their Test history.
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UK economic growth revised down

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 9:47

UK economic growth in the last three months of 2011 is revised down to a contraction of 0.3%, partly due to the transport sector.
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Stars attend Titanic 3D premiere

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 7:31
related places: London

Actress Kate Winslet and director James Cameron visit London for the red carpet premiere of a new 3D version of Titanic.
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Natural catastrophes hit Lloyd's

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 7:25
related places: London

The insurance market Lloyd's of London announces a loss for 2011, saying it was its worst year for catastrophe claims.
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MPs attack breast implant stance

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 1:00

The stance taken in England on replacing PIP breast implants - at the centre of a health scare - "flies in the face of common sense", MPs say.
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Riots reveal 'forgotten families'

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 18:00

A lack of support and opportunity for young people contributed to the outbreak of rioting in England last year, an independent report concludes.
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Bikinis out of beach volleyball

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 16:59
related places: London

Female beach volleyball players can now wear shorts and sleeved tops instead of bikinis at the Olympics in London.
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Planning change 'to boost homes'

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 12:09

New planning guidelines for England aimed at simplifying the system are being unveiled, amid fears they will amount to a "building free-for-all".
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England rally after batting slump

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 12:08
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Galle

Sri Lanka close the second day of the first Test against England in Galle on 84-5, leading by 209.
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Olympic concerts line-up revealed

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 11:28

Award-winning rapper Dizzee Rascal and chart-topping boy band The Wanted will perform at concerts as part of the London 2012 torch relay celebrations.
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Shearer backs Hoddle for England

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 10:43

Alan Shearer says Glenn Hoddle is a realistic contender for the England manager's job should Harry Redknapp not be appointed.
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GPS plan for community sentences

Tuesday, March 27th 2012, 4:00

Community sentences for offenders in England and Wales are to be changed to ensure they are "tough and credible", ministers will say later.
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Friends Reunited relaunches site

Monday, March 26th 2012, 23:01

Friends Reunited, once the biggest social network in the UK, relaunches as a site to share life memories.
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UK 'in RBS talks with Abu Dhabi'

Monday, March 26th 2012, 22:54
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Abu Dhabi

The government is in talks to sell up to a third of its stake in Royal Bank of Scotland to Abu Dhabi, the BBC learns.
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VIDEO: Niger action 'could prevent disaster'

Monday, March 26th 2012, 18:57
related countries: Niger Niger

British aid agencies working in Niger are warning of a food crisis after severe crop failures across the impoverished country.
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Men guilty over girl's shooting

Monday, March 26th 2012, 18:14
related places: London

Three men are convicted of the grievous bodily harm of a five-year-old girl who was injured and left paralysed when shots were fired into a south London shop.
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Anderson to beat Botham - Vaughan

Monday, March 26th 2012, 17:47

Former captain Michael Vaughan says James Anderson will beat Sir Ian Botham's record to become England's highest Test wicket-taker.
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VIDEO: UK troops shot by Afghan soldier

Monday, March 26th 2012, 13:01
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two UK troops have been killed in southern Afghanistan by a gunman wearing an Afghan army uniform, Nato has said.
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England halted by Jayawardene ton

Monday, March 26th 2012, 11:50
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Captain Mahela Jayawardene strikes an unbeaten 168 as Sri Lanka reach 289-8 after day one of the first Test with England in Galle.
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Parton's 9 To 5 show set for UK

Monday, March 26th 2012, 11:27

Dolly Parton's stage version of her hit film 9 To 5 is to open in the UK, the singer and actress confirms.
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Briton's death in China queried

Monday, March 26th 2012, 11:21
related countries: China China
related places: Chongqing

Britain asks China to re-investigate the death of a UK citizen who was a friend of former Chongqing boss, Bo Xilai, who was sacked amid a political scandal.
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VIDEO: Everest Olympic medal pledge

Monday, March 26th 2012, 10:38

A British climber is preparing to honour an Olympic pledge by taking a very special gold medal to the summit of Mount Everest.
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Hoddle interested in England job

Monday, March 26th 2012, 9:01

Former England manager Glenn Hoddle suggests he would be interested in leading his country again at Euro 2012.
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Diabetes issues 'at record high'

Monday, March 26th 2012, 1:18

Rates of stroke and kidney failure in people with diabetes have reached record levels in England, according to new analysis by Diabetes UK.
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UK carbon measuring centre opens

Monday, March 26th 2012, 0:05

A new facility aimed at measuring emissions more accurately and helping develop clean technology opens.
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Woman on Cowell burglary charge

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 19:27
related places: London

A woman has been charged with aggravated burglary at the London home of media and music mogul Simon Cowell, the Metropolitan Police says.
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Gatland offered Lions coach role

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 18:56
related countries: Australia Australia, Ireland Ireland

Wales coach Warren Gatland is offered the job to coach the British and Irish Lions on their 2013 tour to Australia, BBC Sport understands.
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Thousands join Sport Relief runs

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 16:18

Thousands of people take part in Sport Relief runs of one, three or six miles on Sunday to raise money for the charity's projects in the UK and developing world.
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Spring sunshine sets Scots record

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 16:02
related places: March

Sunday spring sunshine has set temperatures rising to a new record for Scotland in March.
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Rangers 3-2 Celtic

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 14:11

Reigning champions Rangers prevent the Scottish title being won at Ibrox despite a dramatic late rally from nine-man Celtic.
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Reality show clash is ratings hit

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 10:43

After a war of words over the scheduling of The Voice and Britain's Got Talent, both shows score high ratings.
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England fans struck by price rise

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 10:04
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England cricket fans have to pay dramatically increased ticket prices for the opening Test against Sri Lanka on Monday.
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CofE dioceses reject unity plan

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 20:01

The Anglican Covenant - aimed at maintaining unity in the worldwide Anglican Communion - is rejected by Church of England dioceses.
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US murder accused's sister held

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 16:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida

The sister of a teenager Shawn Tyson on trial accused of murdering two British tourists in Florida is arrested over a Facebook message.
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Shot Russian's identity confirmed

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 16:09
related countries: Germany Germany, Russia Russia
related places: London

Scotland Yard confirms a man who was shot several times in east London on Tuesday evening is former Russian banker German Gorbuntsov.
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Rihanna headlines Hackney Weekend

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 14:16
related places: London

Singer Rihanna has been announced as the headline act at a free weekend festival in east London in June.
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Broad sits out England training

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 8:52
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England bowler Stuart Broad sits out training with an ankle strain ahead of Monday's first Test against Sri Lanka.
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Russian ex-banker shot in London

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 20:46
related countries: Germany Germany, Russia Russia
related places: London

Former Russian banker German Gorbuntsov is in a critical condition after being shot several times by a man armed with a sub-machine gun in east London.
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EMI in Europe competition probe

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 20:17

The European Commission launches a probe into whether the sale of UK music firm EMI - home to the Beatles, Pink Floyd and Coldplay - breaks competition rules.
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Millar suffers broken collarbone

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 19:40
related countries: Belgium Belgium

British cyclist David Millar fractures his right collarbone in a crash while competing in Belgium.
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Minimum price for alcohol planned

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 18:15

The government proposes a minimum price of about 40p per unit of alcohol in England and Wales - but is warned it could face a legal challenge.
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EU slaps sanctions on Assad wife

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 17:40
related countries: Syria Syria

The EU imposes a travel ban and an asset freeze on Asma al-Assad, the British-born wife of Syrian leader Bashar, and other family members.
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Redknapp quashes Spurs slump talk

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 13:56
related places: Tottenham

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp denies his link to the England job has contributed to Spurs's downturn in form.
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Chariots of Fire set for return

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 13:55

Oscar-winning 1981 film Chariots of Fire is to be digitally re-mastered and brought back to the big screen as part of the London 2012 Festival.
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VIDEO: Sanctions imposed on Assad wife

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 13:49
related countries: Syria Syria

EU foreign ministers impose a travel ban and asset freeze on Asma al-Assad, UK-born wife of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, and other family members.
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Shell sued over Nigeria pollution

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 12:21
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: London

Lawyers representing a Nigerian fishing community take oil firm Shell to court in London over alleged unpaid compensation for recent oil spills.
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Pietersen wants cheats 'finished'

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 10:14

England batsman Kevin Pietersen calls for anybody who gets caught being involved in match fixing to be "finished" in the game.
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Cowell: "may the better show win"

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 7:04

Britain's Got Talent boss Simon Cowell is ready for the ratings battle with The Voice
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Abortion clinics get spot-checks

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 1:27

Inspectors have been ordered into abortion clinics across England to carry out spot-checks on how they work.
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Empty shops rate hits new record

Friday, March 23rd 2012, 0:05

The proportion of shops in Britain lying empty hit a new record, a further sign of a difficult start to the year for retailers.
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Pair found dead 'with shirts off'

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 21:20

A Florida court hears two British men shot dead last year were found with their shirts off and trousers round their thighs.
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Police ballot on right to strike

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 20:26

Police officers in England and Wales are to be balloted on whether they want to be given the right to strike, the Police Federation says.
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UK soldier killed in blast named

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 19:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A soldier killed in a roadside bomb blast in Afghanistan on Wednesday is named by the Ministry of Defence as Capt Rupert Bowers.
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Boy sentenced over London riots

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 15:55
related places: London

A 12-year-old boy who smashed a florist's window becomes one of the youngest to be sentenced over last summer's riots in London.
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Team GB 2012 Olympic kit revealed

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 15:21

Stella McCartney's design for Team GB's London 2012 kit puts athletes in blue-based clothing, with a motif inspired by the union flag, and vivid red shoes.
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Glaxo invests £500m in UK sites

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 13:33
related places: Ulverston

UK drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline says it will invest £500m in manufacturing in the nation, including building a new factory in Ulverston, Cumbria.
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Sharp decline in UK retail sales

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 10:42

UK retail sales volumes fell by 0.8% in February compared with the previous month, official figures show, a sharper decline than expected.
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Profit up at B&Q owner Kingfisher

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 9:11
related countries: Ireland Ireland

B&Q owner Kingfisher has reported a 19% rise in annual profit, but sales in the UK and Irish Republic fell last year.
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Freed UK hostage set to fly home

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 7:52
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia

A woman kidnapped from a remote beach resort in Kenya and held hostage in Somalia for more than six months is preparing to return home to Britain.
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