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UK economy 'to grow 0.1% in 2012'

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 23:00

The British Chambers of Commerce slashes its forecast for economic growth this year, to just 0.1%, and calls for more action to help businesses.
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Bolt storms back to form in Rome

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 20:24

Usain Bolt storms to victory in 9.76 seconds in the Rome Diamond League meeting, ahead of Asafa Powell.
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Orange unveils Intel-based mobile

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 10:40
related countries: France France, United States United States
related places: June

Europe's first smartphone based on the US chipmaker's technology is to go on sale in the UK and France in June.
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Shard designer behind film museum

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 10:33
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: London

Italian architect Renzo Piano, who is behind London's Shard skyscraper, will co-design the inaugural Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles.
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'Touchless' technology in surgery

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 6:39
related places: London

Doctors in London are trialling "touchless" gaming technology to help them carry out delicate surgery.
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Bullet sales 'must be regulated'

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 0:50

UK-based charity Oxfam says the global trade in ammunition must be regulated, ahead of a UN conference on a new arms treaty.
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Premier League wages at new highs

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 23:00

The proportion of income that top flight football clubs in England are spending on wages has hit a new high, says Deloitte.
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Lancaster warns players to behave

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 21:28
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England coach Stuart Lancaster warns his players about their off-field behaviour as they fly out for the tour of South Africa.
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Injured Roach out of England tour

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 17:24

West Indies pace bowler Kemar Roach is ruled out of the rest of their England tour with a shin injury.
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UK 'must up investment spending'

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 11:16

The UK must continue with spending cuts to reduce the fiscal deficit, but balance this with more infrastructure investment, says the European Commission.
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MPs call for body image lessons

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 7:29

All school children should take part in compulsory body image and self-esteem lessons, MPs recommend, in a major report on body image.
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Immigration rules 'won't harm UK'

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 2:33

The government rejects claims that a crackdown on immigration could harm British universities and cost the economy billions of pounds a year.
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Ex-Olympus boss gets settlement

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 1:49

The sacked British former chief executive of Olympus who shed light on an accounting scandal settles his claim of unfair dismissal.
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VIDEO: Bhopal gas legacy poisons Olympics

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 1:33
related countries: India India

Campaigners in India are keeping up the pressure for Indian athletes to boycott the London 2012 Olympic games
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BP to resume operations in Libya

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 16:16
related countries: Libya Libya

BP, the British oil major, has announced that it will be resuming exploration operations in Libya, as safety fears subside following the 2011 conflict.
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Hodgson can inspire at Euro 2012

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 15:56
related countries: Poland Poland, Ukraine Ukraine

Phil Jagielka insists Roy Hodgson can provide the "missing ingredient" England need to cause a Euro 2012 surprise.
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Syrian officials told to leave UK

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 15:42
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

The Syrian charge d'affaires in London is to be expelled in the wake of mounting condemnation of attacks on civilians, the Foreign Office confirms.
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Campbell racism claims 'insolent'

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 14:43
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine Euro 2012 director hits back after ex-England player Sol Campbell warns fans not to travel to the tournament.
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Beach Boys bring reunion to UK

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 14:33

The surviving members of seminal pop group The Beach Boys are to visit the UK as part of their reunion tour.
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UK children 'turn to US English'

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 13:24
related countries: United States United States

Children are increasingly using American English in their story-writing, according to a report based on a BBC short story competition.
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Froch 'eclipses' British legends

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 12:19

Carl Froch says his achievements "eclipse" those of fellow British greats Joe Calzaghe, Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn.
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UK unit to tackle war zone rape

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 11:15

An initiative aimed at tackling sexual violence in war zones, backed by the actress Angelina Jolie, is to be launched by the UK government.
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'Secret inquests' plan scrapped

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 10:57

Plans to hold more court hearings in secret have been scaled back, following criticism from civil liberties groups and Liberal Democrats.
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England confirm final Euro squad

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 10:32

Injury doubts Danny Welbeck and Glen Johnson are included in Roy Hodgson's 23-man England squad.
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Israeli play goes on amid protest

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 8:39
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: London

Pro-Palestinian activists disrupt the UK debut of Israel's Habima theatre company at Shakespeare's Globe in London.
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Westlife concert shown in cinemas

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 7:57
related countries: Ireland Ireland

The farewell concert by Irish pop band Westlife is to be screened live to cinemas in the UK and Ireland and across Europe.
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Care funding gap 'can be plugged'

Monday, May 28th 2012, 23:40

The funding gap for reforming social care in England could be plugged by raiding the NHS surplus or restricting access to benefits such as the winter fuel allowance, experts say.
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Rabies case woman dies in London

Monday, May 28th 2012, 19:00
related places: London

A woman who was being treated in London for rabies has died, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust says.
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Blair defends Murdoch friendship

Monday, May 28th 2012, 17:40

Ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair tells the Leveson Inquiry his friendship with Rupert Murdoch was "a working relationship" until he left office.
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Strauss hints at resting bowlers

Monday, May 28th 2012, 17:34
related places: Edgbaston

Skipper Andrew Strauss hints at resting bowlers for the final Test at Edgbaston after England seal a series win over West Indies.
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England clinch Windies series win

Monday, May 28th 2012, 15:36

England sweep to a nine-wicket victory over West Indies in the second Test at Trent Bridge to wrap up the series with a match to spare.
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Satellite image shows cloud-free UK

Monday, May 28th 2012, 14:13

Satellite image shows the clear skies over the UK as temperatures soared across the whole country at the weekend.
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Official quits after ticket offer

Monday, May 28th 2012, 13:03
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

A senior Ukrainian Olympic official resigns after being filmed by the BBC offering London 2012 tickets for cash.
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Fred West drama wins at Baftas

Monday, May 28th 2012, 11:55
related places: London

The acting stars of Fred West drama Appropriate Adult dominate the TV Bafta Awards.
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TNK-BP chief executive to resign

Monday, May 28th 2012, 11:14
related countries: Russia Russia

The boss of TNK-BP, the Russian oil group half owned by the UK's BP, is to resign "for personal reasons".
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Teachers in fresh strike threats

Monday, May 28th 2012, 10:13

The two biggest teaching unions threaten fresh strike action in the autumn in England and Wales over jobs, pensions and pay.
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Briton held in Bali over cocaine

Monday, May 28th 2012, 9:11
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Bali

A British woman is arrested for allegedly trafficking cocaine worth £1.6m million into the Indonesian island of Bali, a customs official says.
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Fire sweeps through chemical site

Monday, May 28th 2012, 8:07
related places: London

A large fire breaks out at a chemical processing plant in south-east London, sending smoke billowing over the city.
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VIDEO: Air Hotel guests sleep in trees

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 23:17

The Air Hotel is part theatre show, part guest house where the "rooms" are hung from trees in the middle of a forest in eastern England.
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Syria angry at Olympic ban threat

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 21:00
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian officials say the UK government "has no right" to deny their athletes access to the London 2012 Olympic games.
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Gebrselassie Olympic hopes ended

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 19:25
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: London

Ethiopian two-time Olympic 10,000m champion Haile Gebrselassie fails to qualify for this summer's Games in London.
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Rampant England sense series win

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 17:47

West Indies close day three on 61-6 - a lead of just three - as a rampant England sense victory in the second Test.
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Outrage grows over Syria massacre

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 16:22
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Western nations step up criticism of the Syrian regime over Friday's massacre in Houla, but Damascus denies involvement and blames "terrorists".
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Scots to lower drink-drive limit

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 14:41

The drink-drive limit in Scotland will be lowered "as a priority", the Scottish government has said
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Labour urges Warsi expenses probe

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 13:37
related places: London

The co-chair of the Conservative Party is involved in a dispute over whether she paid rent while staying at a house in London, for which she claimed expenses.
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Warsi's expenses under scrutiny

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 12:22

The co-chairwoman of the Conservative Party is involved in a dispute over whether she paid rent while staying at a house in London, for which she claimed expenses.
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Carroll England's best - Taylor

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 11:08
related countries: Norway Norway

Former England manager Graham Taylor says Andy Carroll was England's best player in the 1-0 win over Norway.
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Hague steps up pressure on Syria

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 10:58
related countries: Syria Syria

Foreign Secretary William Hague summons the most senior Syrian diplomat in the UK to the Foreign Office, as pressure is stepped up over the massacre in Houla.
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Lloyd's 'plans for euro collapse'

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 10:43
related places: London

The insurance market Lloyd's of London is preparing contingency plans for the possibility of the euro collapsing, its chief executive tells a newspaper.
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Clegg: Protest scared neighbours

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 9:21
related places: London

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says that he hopes that the protest outside his London home will not force his family to "retreat behind battlements".
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Scotland humbled by US in Florida

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 7:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florida

Craig Levein suffers his heaviest defeat as Scotland manager as the United States run out 5-1 winners in Florida.
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Cable: 'Don't lecture eurozone'

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 4:03
related countries: Germany Germany

The UK should learn from Germany's successful economy, rather than lecturing the eurozone, Business Secretary Vince Cable says.
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Sweden wins Eurovision contest

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 0:20
related countries: Azerbaijan Azerbaijan, Sweden Sweden

Swedish singer Loreen wins the Eurovision Song Contest in Azerbaijan, with UK entry Engelbert Humperdinck finishing 25th out of 26.
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Norway 0-1 England

Saturday, May 26th 2012, 21:31

Roy Hodgson's reign as England manager begins in Oslo's Ullevaal Stadium with a first win against Norway in 32 years.
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Saturday, May 26th 2012, 19:20
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A soldier from 1st Battalion, The Royal Welsh, dies in a bomb explosion in Afghanistan.
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Welsh valleys welcome torch relay

Saturday, May 26th 2012, 18:36
related places: Cardiff, Swansea

Thousands of people line the route of the Olympic torch relay as it winds its way from Cardiff, where Doctor Who star Matt Smith carried the flame, through the south Wales valleys towards Swansea.
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Strauss ton leads England charge

Saturday, May 26th 2012, 17:19

Captain Andrew Strauss hits his second century of the series as England close day two on 259-2, trailing West Indies by 111.
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Anti-cuts protest at Clegg's home

Saturday, May 26th 2012, 16:50
related places: London

Hundreds of anti-cuts protesters gather outside Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg's home in south-west London.
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UK plans for EU immigration rise

Saturday, May 26th 2012, 14:23
related countries: Greece Greece

The Home Office draws up contingency plans to cope with a possible large increase in immigration from Greece if the euro collapses.
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Second body found in Indian river

Saturday, May 26th 2012, 12:22
related countries: India India

A second body is found by police investigating the disappearance of two British men who went missing during a canoeing trip in India.
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Saturday, May 26th 2012, 0:22

Thousands of UK websites are expected to be in breach of a law that dictates what they can log about visitors.
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Jubilee street parties near 10,000

Friday, May 25th 2012, 23:13

Latest figures reveal that councils in England and Wales have received almost 9,500 road closure applications for Diamond Jubilee street parties.
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'Millionaire' riot student jailed

Friday, May 25th 2012, 18:07
related places: London

A millionaire's daughter who drove looters around London during the 2011 riots is jailed for two years.
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Bolt labours to Ostrava victory

Friday, May 25th 2012, 17:44

Usain Bolt fails to go under 10 seconds in the 100m at the Golden Spike meeting in Ostrava, with Britain's Dwain Chambers fifth.
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Samuels and Sammy rescue Windies

Friday, May 25th 2012, 17:21

Marlon Samuels and Darren Sammy add an unbroken 168 as West Indies rally to 304-6 on day one of the second Test with England.
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Olympic torch arrives in Wales

Friday, May 25th 2012, 12:11
related places: Cardiff, Worcester

The Olympic flame arrives in Wales and is greeted by thousands of people on its relay route towards Newport and Cardiff.
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Yes campaign seeks million Scots

Friday, May 25th 2012, 11:57

The "yes" campaign for independence wants one million Scots to sign a declaration of support by the time of the referendum in the autumn of 2014.
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Libya PM lays Fletcher wreath

Friday, May 25th 2012, 11:14
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: London

Libyan interim prime minister Abdurrahim El-Keib lays a wreath at the spot where policewoman Yvonne Fletcher was shot dead in London in 1984.
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Murray to face Ito in first round

Friday, May 25th 2012, 10:13
related countries: France France, Japan Japan
related places: Ito

Britain's Andy Murray is drawn to face Tatsuma Ito of Japan, the world number 69, in the opening round of the French Open.
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Wade poised to make England debut

Friday, May 25th 2012, 9:39
related places: Twickenham

Christian Wade is set to make his senior debut for England in Sunday's Killik Cup game against the Barbarians at Twickenham.
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Thursday, May 24th 2012, 23:01

The deadline for UK websites to comply with new cookie regulations is set to pass, with most sites expected to be in breach of the rules.
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UK police in Libya Fletcher probe

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 21:14
related countries: Libya Libya

A Metropolitan Police team is to fly to Libya to continue the investigation into the murder of PC Yvonne Fletcher, Prime Minister David Cameron says.
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Goal-line technology at Wembley

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 13:55
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Wembley

Goal-line technology will be tested at Wembley when England entertain Belgium in a friendly on 2 June.
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Thursday, May 24th 2012, 10:52

London Welsh chairman Bleddyn Phillips says the club will consider legal action to allow them entry to the Premiership.
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Economy shrank more than thought

Thursday, May 24th 2012, 10:29

The UK economy shrank by 0.3% in the first three months of the year, more than previously estimated, revised figures show.
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VIDEO: Hitchcock's first film restored

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 23:34

Alfred Hitchcock's debut feature film, The Pleasure Garden, has been restored by the British Film Institute (BFI) as part of its celebration of the film-maker.
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Tax effort 'stunted by job cuts'

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 23:08

Impressive efforts have been made by the UK tax authority to collect outstanding tax but more could have been done without job cuts, MPs say.
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Arts A-list gathers for the Queen

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 23:08
related places: London

Sir Paul McCartney, Dame Judi Dench and David Hockney were among 850 cultural figures who joined the Queen at a Diamond Jubilee reception.
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Pietersen fined for Knight tweet

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 22:25

England batsman Kevin Pietersen is fined for Twitter comments on Sky television commentator Nick Knight.
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Rabies case confirmed in London

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 16:43
related places: London

A London patient is confirmed as having rabies after being bitten by a dog in South Asia, the Health Protection Agency says.
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BAE signs £1.9bn Saudi jet deal

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 16:40
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

British defence giant BAE signs a £1.9bn ($3bn) deal with Saudi Arabia to supply Hawk trainer jets, safeguarding over 200 UK jobs.
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Ban for Saudi Olympic horsemen

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 16:35
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: London

Two top members of the Saudi Olympic equestrian team are banned from competing for eight months, and are now likely to miss the London games.
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Finn one of world's best - Broad

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 14:53

Stuart Broad says Steven Finn is good enough to "get in most teams in the world" despite being kept out of England's Test side.
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Apple's Jonathan Ive is knighted

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 10:45

Jonathan Ive - the British designer behind Apple's iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad - is knighted at Buckingham Palace.
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Bank eyed case for more stimulus

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 10:21

Bank of England policymakers voted by 8-1 this month against pumping more money into the economy, but the decision was "finely balanced" for some.
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Big fall in April UK retail sales

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 9:33

UK retail sales volumes fell sharply in April largely because of a record fall in petrol sales, according to official figures.
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Chariots of Fire sprints on stage

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 8:02
related places: London, West End

A stage version of the Oscar-winning film Chariots of Fire has its premiere in London and is now set for a West End run during the Olympics.
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Schools saw 87,000 racism cases

Wednesday, May 23rd 2012, 0:32

Thousands of racist incidents, ranging from name calling to physical abuse, were recorded in Britain's schools between 2007 and 2011, the BBC finds.
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Official 'offers 2012 tickets'

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 21:34

A senior Olympic official is suspended after a BBC investigation revealed he was willing to sell thousands of pounds worth of 2012 tickets for cash.
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UK can decide on inmates' votes

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 17:57

The European Court of Human Rights says individual governments can decide how to implement a ban on convicted prisoners voting.
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DNA to shed light on yeti claims

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 15:57
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

A UK-Swiss team is to use genetic testing to investigate the origins of remains claimed to have come from "yetis" and "bigfoot".
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Pietersen praises England bowlers

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 15:48

Kevin Pietersen praises England's bowling attack after a West Indies fightback gave his side an unexpected fright in the first Test at Lord's.
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Ken Loach bemoans censors' cuts

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 15:42

Film director Ken Loach criticises British film censors for asking him to remove swear words from his new film in order to qualify for a 15 certificate.
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IMF tells UK to consider rate cut

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 12:39

The Bank of England should consider new boosts to the UK economy says the IMF as it backs the government's deficit-cutting strategy.
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Soldier 'sniper death' accidental

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 11:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A soldier believed to have been killed by a British sniper in Afghanistan was accidentally shot while on active service, a coroner says.
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The Games are coming: Will you be too?

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 11:14

Are you coming to the London 2012 Olympic Games this year?
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May details Asbo replacement plan

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 11:01

Home Secretary Theresa May announces new plans to tackle anti-social behaviour in England and Wales, including orders to replace Asbos.
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Best replaces Gabriel for Windies

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 10:33

Injured West Indies seamer Shannon Gabriel will miss the rest of the Test series against England and be replaced by Tino Best.
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UK inflation rate in fall to 3%

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 9:18

The UK inflation rate fell to 3% last month, its lowest since February 2010, owing to a slowdown in transport price rises.
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Hewitt awarded Queen's wildcard

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 9:12

Four-time winner Lleyton Hewitt and Britain's James Ward are handed wildcards for the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club.
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