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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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Four Met police officers stabbed

Saturday, November 19th 2011, 22:12
related places: London

Four police officers are stabbed after being called to a disturbance in north-west London.
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England 8-30 Australia

Saturday, November 19th 2011, 19:55

Australia cap a 30-8 win over England in the Four Nations final at Elland Road with a try for captain Darren Lockyer in his final game.
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Live - Saturday's Scottish football

Saturday, November 19th 2011, 11:58

Celtic beat 10-man Inverness in the first of six Scottish Premier League games on Saturday.
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Clarke 'close to deal on rights'

Saturday, November 19th 2011, 11:16

Justice Secretary Ken Clarke says he is close to reaching a deal which would allow British judges to overrule European human rights legislation.
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Hague set to meet Syrian rebels

Saturday, November 19th 2011, 4:41
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

British Foreign Secretary William Hague is to meet Syrian rebel leaders in London on Monday, the Foreign Office says.
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Cameron and Merkel stress unity

Friday, November 18th 2011, 20:17
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

UK PM David Cameron and Germany's Angela Merkel acknowledge differences over the eurozone crisis but stress their determination to work together to boost growth.
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Bulgaria fined over fan behaviour

Friday, November 18th 2011, 19:25
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria

The Bulgarian Football Union have been fined £34,230 by Uefa for 'discriminatory behaviour' during the Euro 2012 qualifier against England on 2 September.
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UK probes Pakistan 'drone deaths'

Friday, November 18th 2011, 16:17
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United States United States

Reports that two British terror suspects died in a US drone strike in Pakistan are being investigated, the Foreign Office says.
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Apologetic Blatter will not quit

Friday, November 18th 2011, 15:38

Fifa president Sepp Blatter tells the BBC he is sorry for causing offence with his statements on racism but says he will not resign.
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Mallinder for England - Edwards

Friday, November 18th 2011, 11:27

Shaun Edwards believes Jim Mallinder and Ian McGeechan could be the ideal double act to replace Martin Johnson.
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Bolt relishing shot at four golds

Friday, November 18th 2011, 0:01

Usain Bolt says he wants to try and become a "legend" by winning four gold medals at the 2012 London Olympics.
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RFU let Johnson down - Woodward

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 23:43

Sir Clive Woodward says freshly departed England boss Martin Johnson was not given enough support by the Rugby Football Union.
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VIDEO: Syria protest becoming armed uprising

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 23:18
related countries: Germany Germany, Syria Syria

Germany, France and Britain have tabled a United Nations resolution calling for an end to human rights violations in Syria.
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New call for UN action on Syria

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 22:31
related countries: Germany Germany, Syria Syria

Germany, France and the UK table a UN resolution calling for an end to human rights violations in Syria, and receive the backing of four Arab states.
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'Pay for fuel' airline grounded

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 19:07

An airline accused of asking passengers to pay extra for fuel to fly home has cancelled UK flights at the weekend.
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Lawrence friend in tears in court

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 18:24
related places: London

The best friend of Stephen Lawrence weeps at the Old Bailey as he describes the final moments of the black teenager's life.
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BA and Virgin face Nigerian fine

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 16:26
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Nigeria's civil aviation authority fines British Airways and Virgin Atlantic in a row over ticket prices.
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Tension rises between UK and Germany

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 15:40
related countries: Germany Germany

Gavin Hewitt on how euro crisis is souring UK-German ties
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Survey finds police visibility up

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 14:05

The visibility of police in England and Wales is increasing but a quarter of people have never seen an officer on patrol in their area, figures suggest.
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Unexpected rise in retail sales

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 9:45

UK retail sales unexpectedly rose 0.6% month-on-month in October, the Office for National Statistics says.
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Ferdinand shocked by Blatter view

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 9:37

England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand says he is astonished by Fifa president Sepp Blatter's "condescending" and "laughable" view that football does not have on-field racism problems.
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Mothercare hit by weak UK sales

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 9:22

Mothercare reports a half-year loss after weak UK sales and says it is launching a review of its UK business.
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Sportsday Live - Thursday 17 November

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 7:58

Sportsday Live featuring reaction to Fifa president Sepp Blatter's views on racism, the search for a new England rugby union boss plus more.
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'Piccadilly' Lowry fetches £5.6m

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 7:49
related places: London, Salford

A painting of London's Piccadilly Circus by Salford painter LS Lowry fetches £5.6m at auction, matching a world record price for the artist.
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Call to scrap Air Passenger Duty

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 7:45
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Four of the largest airlines in the UK and Irish Republic call for Air Passenger Duty to be scrapped.
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Airline probes '£20k fuel demand'

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 5:23
related countries: Austria Austria

An airline is to launch an investigation after reports it asked passengers stranded in Austria to pay £20,000 to buy fuel to fly back to the UK.
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NHS long waits crackdown ordered

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 4:21

Ministers order a crackdown on the 250,000 people "languishing unnecessarily" on hospital waiting lists for more than the 18-week target.
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UK 'could over-borrow by £100bn'

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 1:26

The government could borrow £100bn more than it planned up to 2015, according to claims by Labour based on its comparison of economic forecasts.
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Johnson quits as England manager

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 16:56

Martin Johnson says his decision to quit as England manager is in the best interests of the team and himself.
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'Worsened' economic outlook in UK

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 16:01

Bank of England governor Sir Mervyn King cuts UK growth predictions and says Britain's economy could stagnate until mid-2012.
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VIDEO: Inglis: 'I regret not going back'

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 15:33

Mountaineer Mark Inglis says he regrets not turning around and going back as a young British climber, David Sharp, was dying of hypothermia on Mount Everest in 2006 but says as a double amputee he could not have helped carry him down the mountain.
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Unemployment increases to 2.62m

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 13:14

UK unemployment rose by 129,000 in the three months to September to 2.62 million, as youth unemployment also rose above a million.
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Mugabe thanks HK for 'protection'

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 9:58
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe praises Hong Kong's authorities for protecting his daughter from "harassment" by British journalists.
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Clark 'surprise' at May ignorance

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 8:46

Former UK border force head Brodie Clark says he was "surprised" ministers did not know passport checks had been relaxed.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 7:54

Sportsday Live featuring reaction to Martin Johnson leaving his England post, Fifa president Sepp Blatter's views on racism plus more.
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Cuts 'led to MoD cost increases'

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 5:20

Cuts to defence spending contributed to a £466m rise in the cost of the UK's 15 largest military equipment projects in a year, the spending watchdog says.
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Doctors call for car smoking ban

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 1:13

All smoking in cars should be banned across the UK to protect people from second-hand smoke, doctors say.
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Capello hails England youngsters

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 23:40
related countries: Spain Spain, Sweden Sweden

England coach Fabio Capello believes he has unearthed a new generation of talent ahead of Euro 2012 following back-to-back wins over Spain and Sweden.
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Bid to block $100m 'vulture' debt

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 23:00
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Jersey Jersey, United States United States

Charities call for Britain's Privy Council to block an American speculator from taking $100m from the Democratic Republic of Congo through a 'vulture fund' which sued in Jersey.
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England campaign facing scrutiny

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 22:19

England's troubled Rugby World Cup campaign will be subject to "the most comprehensive review ever undertaken," the Professional Game Board has said.
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England 1-0 Sweden

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 21:48
related countries: Sweden Sweden

England record their first win over Sweden since 1968 thanks to Daniel Majstorovic's first-half own goal.
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VIDEO: UK minister begins visit to Burma

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 21:29
related countries: Burma Burma

The UK's International Development Secretary has called for the release of all Burma's political prisoners on the first day of a visit to the country.
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Ex-borders chief: I'm no rogue

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 21:02

The ex-head of the UK border force Brodie Clark tells a committee of MPs he "did not extend or alter" a passport checks pilot set up by the home secretary.
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Live - International football

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 18:55
related countries: Estonia Estonia, Ireland Ireland, Sweden Sweden

The Republic of Ireland reach Euro 2012 with a 5-1 aggregate win over Estonia in their play-off while England beat Sweden for the first time since 1968 thanks to a first-half own goal at Wembley.
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BOA chief attacks doping policy

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 16:54

British Olympic Association chairman Colin Moynihan says "toothless gestures towards zero tolerance" have allowed "drugs cheats" to compete at London 2012.
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Coe defends Dow Olympic backing

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 16:34

London 2012 chairman Lord Coe defends the role of chemical company Dow in providing a fabric wrap around the Olympic Stadium.
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Murray to face Djokovic in London

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 12:55
related places: London

Britain's Andy Murray will play world number one Novak Djokovic in the group stages of the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in London.
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Streep's Iron Lady wows critics

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 12:47

Meryl Streep puts in a fine performance as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, according to early reviews of The Iron Lady.
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UK October inflation falls to 5%

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 11:18

The rate of Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation in the UK fell to 5% in October, down from 5.2% in September, figures show.
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Capello backs Beckham for Team GB

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 9:42

England coach Fabio Capello believes David Beckham will be part of Great Britain's Olympic football squad at next year's London 2012 Games.
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UK minister begins visit to Burma

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 8:25
related countries: Burma Burma

International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell called for the release of all Burma's political prisoners on the first day of a visit to the country.
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Sportsday Live - Tuesday 15 November

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 7:53
related places: London

Sportsday Live featured the build-up to another big night of international football, plus other breaking sports stories.
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Euro crisis 'an opportunity' - PM

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 4:49
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

David Cameron says the turmoil in Europe provides scope for the UK to "refashion" its relationship with Brussels and reclaim some powers in future.
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Call for greater aid transparency

Monday, November 14th 2011, 23:59

A UK-based lobby group, Publish What You Fund, calls for greater transparency in how international aid money is spent.
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First Test Championship delayed

Monday, November 14th 2011, 18:31

The first ICC Test Championship, expected to take place in England in 2013, will not now be played before 2017.
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Missiles 'may protect 2012 Games'

Monday, November 14th 2011, 16:49
related places: London

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond tells MPs that ground-to-air missiles will be deployed to protect the 2012 Olympic Games in London if deemed operationally necessary.
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Hacking judge in warning to press

Monday, November 14th 2011, 14:30

A judge beginning an inquiry into media practices warns newspapers not to victimise inquiry witnesses who speak out against press intrusion.
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My duty to face race row - Terry

Monday, November 14th 2011, 14:00

John Terry says it is his duty as England captain to face up to claims he racially abused QPR's Anton Ferdinand.
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Boyle scores third UK number one

Monday, November 14th 2011, 10:13

Susan Boyle scores a third UK number one album with Someone to Watch Over Me, seeing off competition from Cher Lloyd and The Wanted.
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Coltrane's Scottish Bafta honour

Monday, November 14th 2011, 9:29

Actor Robbie Coltrane is honoured for his 'outstanding contribution' to film at the Scottish Baftas.
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Darth Vader star Jones gets Oscar

Monday, November 14th 2011, 8:39
related places: London

Darth Vader star James Earl Jones is handed an Oscar on the London stage, as he and Oprah Winfrey receive honorary Oscars.
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Sportsday Live - latest updates

Monday, November 14th 2011, 8:00
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Sportsday Live featuring news that Carlos Tevez has not returned to Manchester City and boxing greats are set to turn out for Joe Frazier's funeral.
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VIDEO: British woman's Gaza experience

Monday, November 14th 2011, 6:28
related places: Oxford

Reya El-Salahi from Oxford is invited into a home in Gaza, where a mother tells her she wants peace but her son wants to grow up to be a fighter.
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Air quality 'puts lives at risk'

Monday, November 14th 2011, 3:04

The UK government's continued failure to meet EU air pollution standards is cutting some people's life expectancy by two years, a report by MPs says.
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Jobs market 'slow pain' predicted

Monday, November 14th 2011, 1:44

The UK labour market faces a "slow, painful contraction" with firms delaying recruitment of more staff, a key report suggests.
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Troops 'to remain' in Afghanistan

Sunday, November 13th 2011, 16:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Hundreds of British soldiers will stay in Afghanistan after the UK pulls out combat troops, the chief of the defence staff says.
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Blair warns of euro 'catastrophe'

Sunday, November 13th 2011, 15:26

Former UK prime minister Tony Blair tells the BBC the collapse of the euro would be "catastrophic" and said Europe must get behind it.
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Queen leads remembrance tributes

Sunday, November 13th 2011, 14:42
related places: London

The Queen leads the Royal Family in laying wreaths at the Cenotaph in London as Remembrance Sunday ceremonies honouring the UK's war dead are held across the country.
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Osborne: Referendum causing harm

Sunday, November 13th 2011, 0:09

Chancellor George Osborne claims that the prospect of an independence referendum is damaging the Scottish economy.
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Oxfam withdraws Upper Nile staff

Saturday, November 12th 2011, 20:06

British aid agency Oxfam is withdrawing its staff from a volatile border region of South Sudan in response to increasing instability.
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England 1-0 Spain

Saturday, November 12th 2011, 19:05
related countries: Spain Spain, Sweden Sweden

Stand-in skipper Frank Lampard scores the only goal of the game as England beat world and European champions Spain at Wembley.
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Bolt aims for four golds in 2012

Saturday, November 12th 2011, 18:47

Defending Olympic 100m and 200m champion Usain Bolt says he will aim for four gold medals at the 2012 London Olympics.
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Britons die in helicopter crash

Saturday, November 12th 2011, 18:25

Two British nationals are killed in a helicopter crash in Majorca, the Foreign Office says.
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Live - Saturday football

Saturday, November 12th 2011, 13:30
related countries: Norway Norway, Spain Spain
related places: A

England beat world champions Spain 1-0 at Wembley after Wales defeat Norway in a friendly on a day that also saw 37 FA Cup first-round ties.
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VIDEO: Call to recognise Arctic veterans

Saturday, November 12th 2011, 12:51
related countries: Russia Russia

There are calls for recognition for the sailors on the WWII Arctic Convoys who risked their lives to transport crucial supplies and munitions from Scotland to Russia.
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VIDEO: EMI to sell music unit to Universal

Friday, November 11th 2011, 22:52

UK music firm EMI has said it will sell its recorded music unit for £1.2bn ($1.9bn) to Universal Music.
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UK falls silent for Armistice Day

Friday, November 11th 2011, 21:44

Millions of people across the UK observe a two-minute silence to mark Armistice Day.
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Live - International football

Friday, November 11th 2011, 17:29
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Estonia Estonia, Ireland Ireland, Portugal Portugal, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

The Republic of Ireland take on Estonia in Tallinn while the likes of Portugal and Croatia are also in Euro 2012 play-off action, after Scotland win a friendly in Cyprus on a busy night of internationals.
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Tindall axed from England squad

Friday, November 11th 2011, 17:18

Mike Tindall is fined £25,000 by the Rugby Football Union and removed from England's elite player squad for his conduct during the World Cup.
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Eurozone crisis 'hitting UK jobs'

Friday, November 11th 2011, 16:45
related countries: Greece Greece, Italy Italy

UK Chancellor George Osborne warns the eurozone crisis is still "dangerous" as a new Greek leader takes office and Italy comes closer to passing austerity measures.
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London beats Doha to stage Worlds

Friday, November 11th 2011, 16:40
related countries: Qatar Qatar
related places: Doha

London is selected ahead of Doha to host the 2017 World Athletics Championships.
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EMI sells music unit for £1.2bn

Friday, November 11th 2011, 16:10

UK music group EMI - home to the Beatles, Pink Floyd and Coldplay - is to sell its recorded music unit for £1.2bn to Universal Music.
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Adele and Turner win Aim awards

Friday, November 11th 2011, 15:57
related places: London

Adele and singer-songwriter Frank Turner win two prizes each at the inaugural Aim Independent Music Awards in London.
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Force-feeding death mother jailed

Friday, November 11th 2011, 12:41
related places: London

A nurse from east London is jailed for three years for causing the death of her 10-month-old daughter by force-feeding her.
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Channel 4 shows Murray interview

Friday, November 11th 2011, 10:01

UK broadcaster Channel 4 screens an interview with Michael Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray, which has angered the star's family.
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The Middle Ages in colour

Friday, November 11th 2011, 8:25

British Library's treasure trove of manuscripts
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England U21 5-0 Iceland U21

Friday, November 11th 2011, 6:27
related countries: Iceland Iceland
related places: Colchester

Gary Gardner's late double completes an emphatic 5-0 win for England Under-21s against Iceland in their European Championship 2013 qualifier at Colchester.
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Free nursery places for 140,000

Friday, November 11th 2011, 6:00

Some 140,000 disadvantaged two-year-olds could qualify for free nursery places under a scheme due to be rolled out in England.
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CBI criticises solar subsidy cut

Friday, November 11th 2011, 4:00

The UK's biggest business group criticises the government's decision to halve the subsidies for household solar electricity by next month.
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England squad united, says Jones

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 23:00

Teenage defender Phil Jones says it is business as usual ahead of Saturday's friendly against Spain despite the controversy surrounding England captain John Terry.
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