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Falklands admiral Woodward dies

Monday, August 5th 2013, 14:59

Adm Sir Sandy Woodward, who led the UK's Falklands Task Force, has died after a long illness at the age of 81, his daughter tells the BBC.
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PM 'concerned' by Gibraltar row

Monday, August 5th 2013, 14:43
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain

Prime Minister David Cameron is "seriously concerned" about the escalation of tensions on the border between Spain and the British territory of Gibraltar.
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Bob Dylan portraits to be shown in UK

Monday, August 5th 2013, 13:56
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

The National Portrait Gallery in London is to host the first UK exhibition of portraits by US singer Bob Dylan.
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Man Utd turn down fresh Rooney bid

Monday, August 5th 2013, 13:27
related places: Chelsea

Manchester United reject an improved offer from Premier League rivals Chelsea for England striker Wayne Rooney.
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Zero-hours contracts 'affect 1m'

Monday, August 5th 2013, 12:23

More than a million UK workers are on zero-hours contracts with no guarantees of shifts or work patterns - four times official estimates, research suggests.
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Rain set to disrupt Ashes final day

Monday, August 5th 2013, 6:43

England could retain the Ashes with the help of the weather, as rain is forecast to hit Australia's hopes of winning third Test.
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Bank policy 'risks higher inflation'

Monday, August 5th 2013, 6:35

The Bank of England's expected new policy of forward guidance risks increasing inflation, a leading expert has warned.
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Bale to Real 'would boost Wales'

Monday, August 5th 2013, 6:06
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Real

Former Wales boss Mark Hughes believes that if Gareth Bale joins Real Madrid it will also benefit his national side.
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UK Yemen embassy closure extended

Monday, August 5th 2013, 3:51
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Muslim, Sanaa

The closure of the British embassy in the Yemeni capital Sanaa has been extended until the end of the Muslim festival of Eid later this week, the Foreign Office says.
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Rare bat on brink of UK extinction

Monday, August 5th 2013, 1:23

The grey long-eared bat, one of the UK's rarest mammals, is in danger of disappearing if it is not given additional protection, say scientists.
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Coastal towns 'in cycle of poverty'

Monday, August 5th 2013, 0:56

Declining seaside towns in parts of the UK are stuck in a cycle of poverty and are "dumping grounds" for the most vulnerable people, a think tank says.
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Gibraltar row will be resolved - UK

Sunday, August 4th 2013, 20:30
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain

Differences between Spain and Gibraltar will be resolved politically and not through "disproportionate" measures, the UK Foreign Office says.
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Bishop apologises for school abuse

Sunday, August 4th 2013, 19:50
related places: Church

One of Scotland's most senior Catholics apologises on behalf of the church for decades of physical and sexual abuse of pupils at a boarding school.
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Talent finalists top UK album chart

Sunday, August 4th 2013, 18:08

Britain's Got Talent finalists Richard and Adam Johnson go straight to the top of the UK album chart with their debut, The Impossible Dream.
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Weather boosts England's Ashes hopes

Sunday, August 4th 2013, 16:52

England's hopes of saving the third Test and retaining the Ashes are boosted as rain ends play early on day four.
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Pressel reclaims British Open lead

Sunday, August 4th 2013, 11:38

Morgan Pressel moves into a one-stroke lead after a wind-affected third round at the British Open at St Andrews.
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Evans & Konta reach Vancouver finals

Sunday, August 4th 2013, 9:57

British number three players Dan Evans and Johanna Konta are through to the singles finals at the Vancouver Open.
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US and UK concern over Zimbabwe vote

Sunday, August 4th 2013, 8:35
related countries: United States United States, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

The US and UK express concern over electoral fraud after Zimbabwe's President Mugabe wins re-election, but South Africa congratulates him.
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Two-day closure at UK Yemen embassy

Sunday, August 4th 2013, 8:34
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Sana`

The Foreign Office is "strongly urging" British nationals to leave Yemen as a two-day closure of the UK embassy in Sanaa begins following a terrorism warning.
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Bomb threat tweet sent to Mary Beard

Sunday, August 4th 2013, 1:13

Classicist Mary Beard is sent a bomb threat on Twitter hours after the UK boss of the site apologised to women who experienced abuse.
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Celtic 2-1 Ross County

Saturday, August 3rd 2013, 18:06

Anthony Stokes nets twice as reigning champions Celtic come from behind to beat Ross County in their Scottish Premiership opener.
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Pietersen century checks Australia

Saturday, August 3rd 2013, 17:38
related countries: Australia Australia

Kevin Pietersen hits a crucial 113 as England edge towards avoiding the follow-on on a gripping day of Ashes cricket.
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UK embassy to shut amid global alert

Saturday, August 3rd 2013, 16:13
related countries: United States United States, Yemen Yemen

The British, French and German embassies in Yemen are to close and several other UK embassies are told to be vigilant after the US issues a terror alert.
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Twitter boss apology to abused women

Saturday, August 3rd 2013, 16:05

The boss of Twitter UK apologises to women abused on the site, as the company updates its rules to help clamp down on threats and harassment.
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Boys in court accused of raping girl

Saturday, August 3rd 2013, 15:02
related places: London

Two teenagers appear in court charged with the rape of a 12-year-old girl in east London.
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Austerity 'could be good for arts'

Saturday, August 3rd 2013, 13:38

Playwright Mark Ravenhill says funding cuts could be "a good thing" for the arts because artists would be less "safe and well behaved".
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In pictures: Africa Fashion Week London 2013

Saturday, August 3rd 2013, 0:02
related places: London

Africa's fashionistas hit the catwalk in London
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VIDEO: African fashion takes to the catwalk

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 22:06
related places: London

Africa Fashion Week has opened in London. The aim is to show the world what the African fashion industry has to offer.
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Nepalese band headline Wembley Arena

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 21:19
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Folk-rock musicians Nepathya from Nepal are set to play Wembley Arena, one of the UK's largest concert venues, to a multinational audience.
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Germany ends spy pact with US and UK

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 20:54
related countries: United States United States

Germany cancels a Cold War-era surveillance pact with the US and UK in the wake of the revelations by US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden.
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British embassy in Yemen to close

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 20:53
related countries: Yemen Yemen

The British embassy in Yemen is to be closed on Sunday and Monday as "a precautionary measure", the Foreign Office confirms.
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UK seeks Gibraltar border assurances

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 18:01
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar, Spain Spain

Spain's ambassador is summoned to the Foreign Office to give assurances there will be no long delays at the border with Gibraltar this weekend.
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South Korea's Choi leads at Open

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 17:53
related countries: United States United States
related places: St. Andrews

Former US Open champion Na Yeon Choi shoots 67 to take the lead after two rounds of the Women's British Open at St Andrews.
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Australia tighten grip on third Test

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 17:44
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia continue to dictate the course of the third Ashes Test, reducing England to 52-2 in reply to 527-7 declared.
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London woman murdered in Bangladesh

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 16:05
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh
related places: London

A mother from London has been murdered in north-east Bangladesh, police in the country confirm.
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New bike race 'does not fulfil legacy'

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 14:31
related places: London

Some of the world's best cyclists head to London this weekend, but European champion Helen Wyman criticises the event.
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No bonus for new RBS boss until 2015

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 11:14

Royal Bank of Scotland's new chief executive, Ross McEwan, will take no bonus for his work in the role this year or in 2014.
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VIDEO: Can Rouhani bring reform to Iran?

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 5:37
related countries: Iran Iran

The UK government has declined an invitation to Iranian President Rouhani's inauguration, despite indications he wants to reach out to the West.
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How German autos beat British motors

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 23:09
related countries: Germany Germany

How German autos beat British motors
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Financial struggles 'have worsened'

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 23:01
related places: More

More than half of UK adults are struggling to keep up with bills and debt repayments, a major survey of people's finances suggests.
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Teenager held over rape of girl, 12

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 13:55
related places: London

Police investigating the rape of 12-year-old girl in east London arrest a 17-year-old boy.
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Drink-drive deaths show 26% rise

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 9:20

The number of deaths in drink-drive accidents on Britain's roads soared by 26% in 2012, provisional Department of Transport figures show.
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Councils 'make huge parking profits'

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 7:58

Eight London councils are in the top 10 of those generating huge surpluses from car parking charges, according to the RAC Foundation.
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Carers 'owed thousands by council'

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 1:28

A review of foster carer and special guardian payments in England is urged after it emerges more than 300 Merseyside carers were underpaid for years.
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British Gas plans free power offer

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 21:16

British Gas says it is planning to offer free electricity on Saturdays to some of its customers to encourage more power use at weekends.
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Third dead Brecon SAS soldier named

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 13:49

A third soldier who died from injuries sustained during SAS selection training in mid Wales amid high temperatures is named as Cpl James Dunsby.
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Clarke says Ashes win still possible

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 13:33
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia captain Michael Clarke insists the tourists can still win the Ashes despite heading into the third Test 2-0 down to England.
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Pietersen Test chances 'pretty good'

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 12:47
related countries: Australia Australia

Kevin Pietersen's chances of being fit to face Australia in the third Ashes Test are "pretty good", says England captain Alastair Cook.
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Domestic abusers facing gun ban

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 11:55

People with a history of domestic violence should be prevented from having guns, new Home Office guidelines for England, Wales and Scotland say.
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Bank of England aided Nazi gold sale

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 9:56

The Bank of England helped in the sale of gold stolen by Nazis after the 1939 invasion of Czechoslovakia, new documents show,
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VIDEO: Afrobeats: London's latest craze

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 8:04

Young African artists in the diaspora are mixing the best sounds from the continent with anything from hip-hop, to reggae and even house, in a style they call Afro-beats. Lebo Diseko reports.
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Profits rise at British Gas owner

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 7:30

British Gas owner Centrica reports a rise in half-year profits, boosted by increased gas consumption over the unusually cold winter.
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Housing benefit challenge fails

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 21:13

A group of disabled people lose a High Court challenge to social housing benefit cuts for residents with spare bedrooms in England, Wales and Scotland.
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Gay activists shun Russian vodka

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 16:02
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Gay, London

Gay protest against Russian crackdown spreads to London
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Woman killed in triple stabbing

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 15:22
related places: London

A 40-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of murder after two women and a teenager are stabbed in south London, one fatally.
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Barclays shares hurt by cash call

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 12:08

Barclays shares have fallen 7% after it said it would issue £5.8bn in new shares as part of a move to plug a shortfall created by new Bank of England rules.
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UK 'losing fight' against e-crime

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 10:48

The UK must do more to stop online fraud and deter state-sponsored cyber-espionage or risk losing the fight against e-crime, MPs warn.
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England face Australia at World Cup

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 6:29
related countries: Australia Australia

Ashes rivals England and Australia will meet on the opening day of the 2015 World Cup after being drawn in the same group.
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Death penalty in Kenya tourist case

Monday, July 29th 2013, 21:29
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A Kenyan court imposes the death penalty on a former hotel worker found guilty of being part of a gang which murdered a British tourist in 2011 and held his wife hostage.
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Abuse claims at ex-boarding school

Monday, July 29th 2013, 16:00

A BBC investigation uncovers evidence of serious physical and sexual abuse at one of Scotland's most prestigious Catholic boarding schools.
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NHS Direct wants to end 111 contract

Monday, July 29th 2013, 11:37

A major provider of the NHS non-emergency telephone service in England is seeking to pull out of its contracts due to financial problems.
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Taylor celebrates call-up with ton

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 16:28
related countries: Australia Australia

James Taylor celebrates his England Test call-up with a century as Sussex's tour match with Australia ends in a draw.
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Co-founder of Russia's Yandex dies

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 15:18
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: London

The man who set-up Russia's biggest search engine, Yandex, with his school friend dies in a London hospital aged 48.
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UK migration figures 'a best guess'

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 14:38

Official UK migration figures are little better than "a best guess" and are not fit for purpose, an influential committee of MPs argues.
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Taylor, Panesar and Tremlett recalled

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 12:42

Kevin Pietersen is in England's squad for the third Ashes Test alongside James Taylor, Monty Panesar and Chris Tremlett.
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UK soldiers assist Afghan operation

Sunday, July 28th 2013, 12:38
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

British soldiers return to an area of Afghanistan they defended until 2010 to assist Afghan troops fighting Taliban insurgents.
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'Record fall' in car insurance costs

Saturday, July 27th 2013, 10:34

The cost of UK car insurance has come down at a record rate since last July, a study says, but premiums remain far higher than in 2007.
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Bolt happy with win on London return

Saturday, July 27th 2013, 7:52
related places: London

Usain Bolt is pleased with his fastest 100m of the year at the Anniversary Games in London's Olympic Stadium.
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Weather warning ahead of storms

Friday, July 26th 2013, 22:48

Heavy rain and thunderstorms are forecast for parts of England and Wales over the weekend, with the Met Office issuing a weather warning.
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Erdogan threatens to sue UK's Times

Friday, July 26th 2013, 22:17
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Turkey's prime minister threatens legal action against the UK's Times newspaper for publishing an open letter criticising his handling of recent protests.
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Bolt powers to victory in London

Friday, July 26th 2013, 20:57
related places: London

Usain Bolt produces his season's best to win the 100m on his return to the Olympic Stadium for the Anniversary Games.
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'Dangerous' hospital inquiry call

Friday, July 26th 2013, 18:35

An MP calls for an inquiry into Wales' biggest hospital, comparing surgeons' concerns about heart patient deaths to the Stafford Hospital scandal.
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Friday, July 26th 2013, 14:46
related places: Canterbury

The Archbishop of Canterbury tells the BBC he is "embarrassed" and "irritated" that the Church of England invested indirectly in online lender Wonga.
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Banksy wall mural removed for sale

Friday, July 26th 2013, 10:17
related places: London, Tottenham

A piece of street art by Banksy showing two children playing with a "no ball games" sign is removed from a wall in Tottenham, north London.
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Public says £9bn Olympics worth it

Friday, July 26th 2013, 4:00
related places: More

More than two-thirds of the UK public believe the £8.77bn cost of the London 2012 Olympics was worth the money, according to a BBC survey.
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Chinese firm controls UK porn filter

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 23:01
related countries: China China
related places: Huawei

A pornography filtering system praised by the Prime Minister is controlled by the controversial Chinese firm Huawei.
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UK 'on the mend' after 0.6% growth

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 17:24

The UK economy is "on the mend but there is still a long way to go," says the chancellor, after figures show it grew by 0.6% in the three months to June.
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Bid to block minimum alcohol pricing

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 13:16

Five European wine-producing nations are trying to block Scotland's plans for minimum alcohol pricing, BBC News learns.
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BBC Proms musicians hit by heatwave

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 11:28

Musicians performing at the BBC Proms struggle with soaring temperatures inside the Royal Albert Hall during the ongoing UK heatwave.
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Cockerel unveiled on Fourth Plinth

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 11:13
related places: London

The new artwork for the Fourth Plinth in London's Trafalgar Square, a bright blue cockerel symbolising regeneration, is unveiled by Mayor Boris Johnson.
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Church plans to force out Wonga

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 8:12
related places: Canterbury

The Archbishop of Canterbury warns online lender Wonga that the Church of England plans to force it out of business - by competing against it.
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Small theatres 'fear for future'

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 8:10
related places: London

Almost half of London's small theatres feel "insecure" about their financial future and a third fear their venues could be sold, a study finds.
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Coroner's court overhaul begins

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 8:02

A new code of standards for coroners in England and Wales has come into effect and will see most inquests completed within six months.
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Forensic changes 'threat to justice'

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 23:12

Criminal justice could be jeopardised unless the UK government comes up with a coherent strategy for forensic science, MPs warn.
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Warner scores 193 for Australia A

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 18:16
related countries: Australia Australia

David Warner scores 193 for Australia A to push his claims to be recalled for the third Ashes Test against England.
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Jane Austen to be face of £10 note

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 17:05

Author Jane Austen is to feature on the next £10 note, the Bank of England says, avoiding a long-term absence of women represented on banknotes.
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James Alexander Gordon to retire

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 13:01

One of the most recognisable voices in British broadcasting is to retire from reading the classified football results.
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UK rejects meningitis B vaccine

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 9:29

The only vaccine to protect against a deadly form of meningitis should not be introduced in the UK, according to the body that advises governments on vaccines.
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A&E crisis plans 'not good enough'

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 8:06

Plans to relieve the pressure on A&E units in England are not good enough, say MPs, warning of a potential NHS crisis next winter.
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Banks to publish local lending data

Wednesday, July 24th 2013, 4:23

The UK's biggest banks will have to reveal from next year how much they lend in thousands of local areas, the Treasury announces.
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Trees still affected by 1976 drought

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 23:59

The drought caused by the sizzling summer of 1976 caused permanent changes to British forests, say researchers.
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Crosby denies PM tobacco discussions

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 23:15

David Cameron's election strategist denies having any "conversation" with the prime minister over plain packaging on tobacco sold in England and Wales.
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UK men in US jail for boiler room scam

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 20:39
related countries: United States United States

Three British men have been sentenced to a total of 43 years in prison in the United States for their part in one of the UK's biggest investment frauds.
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Peacock completes 100m title double

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 18:53
related countries: United States United States

British sprinter Jonnie Peacock beats American Richard Browne to add a world title to the Paralympic gold he won last summer.
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Prince Charles visits new grandson

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 17:20
related places: Cambridge, London

Prince Charles visits the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their new baby son, who are expected to leave St Mary's Hospital in west London this evening.
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Samsung reveals new smartphone chip

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 17:16

Samsung unveils a new top-end smart device chip, adopting graphics technology from ARM instead of its UK rival Imagination.
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Man charged with Blakelock murder

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 16:10
related places: London

A 44-year-old man is charged with the murder of PC Keith Blakelock at Broadwater Farm, London, in 1985.
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Hoy feels Glasgow Games 'momentum'

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 13:06

Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy says Glasgow 2014 will benefit from a feeling of momentum following the London Olympics.
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PM: EU vote won't cause uncertainty

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 12:31

David Cameron insists a referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union will not create "uncertainty" for businesses.
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Pattinson ruled out of Ashes series

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013, 9:33
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian fast bowler James Pattinson will miss the rest of the Ashes against England with a stress fracture of the lower back.
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