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

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United Kingdom: news

Thorpe suffers blow in London bid

Friday, March 16th 2012, 9:45
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: London

Ian Thorpe fails to make the 200m freestyle final at the Australian trials, and he must now hope to qualify in the 100m free.
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China detains UK bank employee

Friday, March 16th 2012, 7:57
related countries: China China

A Standard Chartered Bank employee is detained by Chinese authorities as part of a probe against one of her clients.
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Home care for elderly 'shocking'

Friday, March 16th 2012, 7:35

The standards of care provided to the elderly in their home in the UK has been labelled "shocking and disgraceful" by the consumer group Which?
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UK hits back over Falklands oil

Friday, March 16th 2012, 4:43
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

The UK criticises Argentina's threats of court action over Falkland Islands oil exploration, calling its behaviour "illegal intimidation".
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Indonesia presses UK over waste

Friday, March 16th 2012, 1:14
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Indonesia has asked the UK to take back 1,800 tonnes of suspected contaminated waste, the Environment Agency reveals.
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Paddington named 'best animation'

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 22:39
related places: London

Paddington Bear is voted the UK's favourite animated character of all time at the British Animation Awards in London.
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PIPs: 7,000 more fitted pre-2001

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 15:59

Around 7,000 more women in the UK have been fitted with banned PIP breast implants than previously thought, according to the government.
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Arrest in Italy synagogue 'plot'

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 14:20
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: London, Milan

A man aged 20 has been arrested in northern Italy on suspicion of plotting an attack on a synagogue in Milan.
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UK's NDS bought for $5bn by Cisco

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 14:08
related countries: United States United States
related places: Cisco

US technology giant Cisco buys British digital video firm NDS, currently owned by a private equity firm and media giant News Corp, for $5bn (£3.2bn).
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Warburton boosts Wales Slam bid

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 13:03
related countries: France France

Captain Sam Warburton overcomes his knee injury in time to lead Wales in Saturday's Six Nations Grand Slam match against France.
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Tesco's UK chief executive quits

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 12:10

Tesco's UK chief executive, Richard Brasher, resigns after the supermarket chain sees disappointing sales and falling market share.
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Strettle returns to England team

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 11:17
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Fit-again Saracens winger David Strettle replaces Charlie Sharples in England's team to face Ireland.
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Ofsted: Literacy progress stalled

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 11:15

England's chief schools inspector says reading standards have not improved since 2005, and the country is being overtaken by other leading nations.
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France recall fit-again Yachvili

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 9:50
related countries: France France
related places: Cardiff

Dimitri Yachvili is back at scrum-half as France make six changes to face Grand Slam-chasing Wales in Cardiff.
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Gay marriage consultation begins

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 8:20

The government is expected to launch a 12-week consultation allowing gay couples in England and Wales to marry.
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VIDEO: Cameron honoured with state dinner

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 5:33
related places: Washington

The British Prime Minister David Cameron has been honoured in Washington with the biggest state dinner since President Barack Obama came to office.
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UK AAA rating on new credit watch

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 3:45

The Fitch credit ratings agency has joined Moody's and put the UK's top AAA rating on "negative outlook".
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Afghan mission 'in final phases'

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 23:38
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

David Cameron and Barack Obama stress progress is being made in Afghanistan and pledge to complete the mission, at a joint White House press conference.
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Truck 'driven at' Afghan runway

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 21:11
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A Nato serviceman is injured in an incident involving a vehicle at the main UK base in Afghanistan, during a visit by US defence chief Leon Panetta.
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Chisora boxing licence withdrawn

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 20:15

Dereck Chisora has his boxing licence withdrawn for his actions before and after his defeat by Vitali Klitschko in Munich.
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Libyan group transfer journalists

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 17:56
related countries: Libya Libya

Two British journalists held in Libya are transferred by a militia to government control after three weeks in captivity.
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Goldman banker quits 'toxic' firm

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 17:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

A manager at US banking giant Goldman Sachs in London quits, saying he could no longer work there "in good conscience".
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Rogge upset at nationality switch

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 17:05

Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge says he is concerned at the trend of athletes switching nationality for London 2012.
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EC: 'New rules no threat to Pru'

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 16:51

The European Commission says the Prudential is wrong to suggest new rules governing insurance businesses could prompt it to move from the UK.
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UK unemployment rises by 28,000

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 12:46

UK unemployment has risen by 28,000 to 2.67 million, according to latest figures, which the government says show signs of "stabilising".
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Scientists warn on animal imports

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 9:30

Pressure from animal rights activists on airlines and shipping companies is reducing the number of animals being brought into Britain for research, meaning people will "suffer and die", scientists warn.
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UK review for French Connection

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 9:12
related countries: France France

Fashion retailer French Connection says it is reviewing its UK store operations after reporting a sharp fall in profits.
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Thorpe's London hopes on the line

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 9:01
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: London

Ian Thorpe faces the decisive moment in his bid to compete in a third Olympic Games at this week's Australian trials.
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CS gas use 'could tackle rioters'

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 2:50

Using CS gas to disperse troublemakers during outbreaks of disorder is to be considered by the Metropolitan Police, a Scotland Yard review says.
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UK considers super long-term bond

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 2:31

The government is considering issuing a new "super" long-term bond which it hopes will cut the UK's interest payments for years.
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Brooks arrested in hacking probe

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 23:53

Former News International chief Rebekah Brooks and five others are released on bail after being arrested in connection with phone-hacking allegations.
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New rules 'may force Pru from UK'

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 18:12

Insurer Prudential fears tighter rules on the amount of capital it must hold may force it to relocate headquarters from UK.
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UK defends Nigeria rescue effort

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 17:30
related countries: Italy Italy, Nigeria Nigeria

UK Defence Secretary Philip Hammond tells MPs that the attempted rescue of a British and Italian hostage in Nigeria was their "best chance".
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PM and Obama to agree Afghan plan

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 15:33
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

Plans for UK and US forces to leave their lead combat role in Afghanistan next year, are expected to be agreed by David Cameron and Barack Obama.
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Aldama gets go-ahead for Britain

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 15:12

Word indoor triple jump champion Yamile Aldama has her nationality change approved, clearing the way to compete for Britain at the London Olympics.
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VIDEO: 'The granddaddy of corporate jets'

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 13:42

The UK's Prime Minister will be the first foreign dignitary to fly on Air Force One with President Obama.
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O'Brien recalled to Ireland team

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 13:35
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Twickenham

Flanker Sean O'Brien is recalled to the Ireland team for Saturday's Six Nations game against England at Twickenham.
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Charity demands action on e-waste

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 13:13

A UK computer charity has demanded laws to ensure technology manufacturers face more accountability over growing e-waste problems in Africa.
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Helicopter opera gets UK premiere

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 12:16
related places: Birmingham

The first complete performance of Karlheinz Stockhausen's opera Mittwoch aus Licht, which features a section played from four helicopters, is to premiere this summer in Birmingham.
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UK trade gap less than expected

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 11:12
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States

The UK's trade deficit was less than expected in January, thanks to strong exports of cars to the US, China and Russia, official figures show.
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Hunger Games cut for 12A rating

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 8:24

Teen film The Hunger Games is cut by its distributor in order to achieve a teen-friendly rating of 12A in the UK.
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Arm chips 'to extend net's reach'

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 7:32

The UK chip designer says its latest microcontroller will help connect a wider range of household appliances to the internet.
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Festival boss slams ticket resale

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 6:10

One of the UK's top festival bosses says he's "disappointed" that the government is not taking action over the resale of tickets for live music, like they have for the London Olympics.
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Olympics double hotel room price

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 5:01
related places: London

An annual survey of hotel room prices has found that visitors to London will pay twice as much to stay as last year.
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UK 'puts energy in French hands'

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 0:33
related countries: France France
related places: Four

Four senior UK environmentalists tell the prime minister Britain's nuclear plans will effectively hand control of energy and climate policies to France.
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South-east facing hosepipe bans

Monday, March 12th 2012, 18:40

Seven water companies across southern and eastern England are to impose hosepipe bans from 5 April amid drought conditions, it is announced.
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BOA 'optimistic' over drugs ban

Monday, March 12th 2012, 17:25

The British Olympic Association is 'cautiously optimistic' its lifetime bans for drugs cheats will remain after a hearing on Monday.
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Give Lancaster the job - Healey

Monday, March 12th 2012, 15:24
related places: Healey

Austin Healey believes Stuart Lancaster should be named the full-time coach of England with immediate effect.
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VIDEO: Hague: UN has failed on Syria

Monday, March 12th 2012, 12:58
related countries: Syria Syria

The UN has so far failed in relation to the crisis in Syria, but must not stop making efforts to try and end the bloodshed, British Foreign Secretary William Hague has said.
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Olympics 'could boost West End'

Monday, March 12th 2012, 12:33
related places: West End

The London Olympics and Paralympics could boost West End box offices, according to a survey of theatre-goers.
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Mortgage scheme boost for buyers

Monday, March 12th 2012, 9:41

People in England are to be offered help to climb onto or up the housing ladder as the government's new mortgage guarantee scheme launches.
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Rose claims fourth USPGA Tour win

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 23:00

England's Justin Rose claims his fourth USPGA Tour victory as he wins the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral, in Florida.
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Clegg defiant despite NHS defeat

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 17:51
related places: Gateshead

Nick Clegg says he remains committed to seeing through changes to the NHS despite being defeated by Lib Dem party members over the issue.
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Erotic British novel tops US list

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 15:36
related countries: United States United States

Erotic romance novel Fifty Shades of Grey, by previously unknown British author EL James, tops the New York Times best-seller list.
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Labour attacks cuts in 999 police

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 15:17

Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper says the government is "irresponsible", after Labour obtains figures suggesting cuts in the number of police dealing with 999 emergencies in England and Wales.
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Catholic gay marriage anger grows

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 14:05

Roman Catholics in England and Wales are being urged to stop same-sex marriages in a letter from senior archbishops being read in 2,500 parish churches.
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Sunday, March 11th 2012, 13:20
related places: London

Damien Hirst's public gallery in south London, which is being developed to display his personal art collection, will open in 2014, the artist says.
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Chisora regrets brawl with Haye

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 11:25

British heavyweight Dereck Chisora describes his brawl with David Haye in Munich last month as "inexcusable".
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Lancaster should be coach - Moody

Sunday, March 11th 2012, 9:44

Former England captain Lewis Moody 'prays' that interim coach Stuart Lancaster will be appointed on a permanent basis.
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Brother on actress murder charge

Saturday, March 10th 2012, 19:53
related places: London

The brother of former EastEnders actress Gemma McCluskie, whose body was found in an east London canal, is charged with her murder.
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Ireland 32-14 Scotland

Saturday, March 10th 2012, 19:14
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

Ireland run in four tries in Dublin as they condemn Scotland to a fourth straight Six Nations defeat.
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Lib Dems reject crunch NHS vote

Saturday, March 10th 2012, 18:03

Liberal Democrats decide against holding a debate at their spring conference calling for changes to the NHS in England to be dropped.
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GB's Aldama wins triple jump gold

Saturday, March 10th 2012, 16:39

Britain's Yamile Aldama wins triple jump gold at the age of 39 at the World Indoor Championships in Istanbul.
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Man admits hacking abortion site

Saturday, March 10th 2012, 16:26

A 27-year-old man from the West Midlands who admitted to hacking into the website of Britain's biggest abortion provider is remanded in custody.
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VIDEO: Prince Harry's sporting day in Rio

Saturday, March 10th 2012, 12:26

Prince Harry has run a mile in six minutes to raise money for the charity Sport Relief, showed off his rugby skills and played beach volleyball on the second day of his visit to Brazil.
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Harry praises UK and Brazil bonds

Saturday, March 10th 2012, 7:14
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Prince Harry says Britain and Brazil are "forging bonds that will stand the test of time" in a speech at the start of a three-day visit to the country.
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Protest at Strauss-Kahn UK speech

Saturday, March 10th 2012, 0:46
related places: Cambridge

Two protesters are arrested in Cambridge as former International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn gives a speech to university students.
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UK and Italy seek to defuse row

Friday, March 9th 2012, 21:58
related countries: Italy Italy, Nigeria Nigeria

Italy and Britain's foreign ministers move to defuse the diplomatic row that erupted over a failed hostage rescue in Nigeria.
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Adlington powers to 800m victory

Friday, March 9th 2012, 19:09
related places: London

Rebecca Adlington qualifies for the Olympic 800m freestyle by winning the British trial, with Ellie Faulkner also qualifying.
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Italy demands UK hostage answers

Friday, March 9th 2012, 18:36
related countries: Italy Italy, Nigeria Nigeria

Italy's foreign minister asks Britain to provide "utmost clarity" within "hours" about the failed attempt to rescue a Briton and Italian in Nigeria, as a row over the handling of the operation deepens.
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Man jailed for attack during riot

Friday, March 9th 2012, 17:01
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia
related places: London

An 18-year-old man who broke the jaw of a Malaysian student during the London riots is jailed for seven years.
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Wales relish Grand Slam pressure

Friday, March 9th 2012, 16:35
related countries: Italy Italy

Warren Gatland admits he would "hate to see the reaction in Wales" if his Grand Slam chasers lose to Italy in the Six Nations.
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Levy eager for Redknapp to stay

Friday, March 9th 2012, 15:56
related places: Tottenham

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy wants manager Harry Redknapp to stay, despite his being linked with the England vacancy.
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'Lives wasted' by adoption delay

Friday, March 9th 2012, 11:25

Prime Minister David Cameron is due to confirm plans to tackle "barriers" to mixed-race adoption, as part of moves to speed up adoptions in England.
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Jake White will not coach England

Friday, March 9th 2012, 10:44

South Africa's World Cup-winning boss Jake White rules himself out of the running to be England's next head coach.
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Jay-Z to headline Hackney weekend

Friday, March 9th 2012, 8:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: Hackney, London

The US rapper is announced to play Radio 1's Hackney Weekend ahead of this summer's Olympic Games in London.
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Earliest Dickens film discovered

Friday, March 9th 2012, 1:20

The oldest surviving film featuring a Charles Dickens character has been discovered at the British Film Institute.
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MPs' concern over Olympic budget

Friday, March 9th 2012, 0:01

MPs raise concerns the London Olympics may go over budget and say it is "staggering" initial estimates about security costs were so wrong.
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Two die during Nigeria rescue bid

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 23:42
related countries: Italy Italy, Nigeria Nigeria

A British engineer and his Italian colleague, who were abducted in Nigeria last year, have died in a failed rescue attempt, David Cameron says.
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Families remember 'hero' soldiers

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 18:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The families of some of the six British soldiers killed by a Taliban bomb in southern Afghanistan pay tribute to their bravery and humour.
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Whyte 'not fit and proper person'

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 17:05

The Scottish FA says its inquiry has found Rangers owner Craig Whyte not to be a "fit and proper person" to hold such a position.
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Crowds mark start of Queen's tour

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 15:43
related places: Leicester

Cheering crowds waving union jacks greet the Queen in Leicester, as she begins her Diamond Jubilee tour of the UK.
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Six dead UK soldiers named by MoD

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 15:24
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Six British soldiers killed in southern Afghanistan by a Taliban bomb on Tuesday are named by the Ministry of Defence.
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Smart cards for trains extended

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 14:25
related places: London

Rail smart cards, like those already used in London, are to be rolled out across the country under plans announced by the transport secretary.
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Allied Irish to shed 2,500 jobs

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 11:07
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Allied Irish Banks, the parent company of First Trust in Northern Ireland, confirms that it is cutting its workforce across the UK and Ireland by 2,500.
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Where has all the tarragon gone?

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 10:27

What's behind the British tarragon shortage?
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Jenkins hopes to break Wales duck

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 7:23
related countries: Italy Italy

Gethin Jenkins seeks to lead Wales to victory at the fourth time of asking when they face Italy on Saturday.
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VIDEO: Paul Conroy: Action needed now on Syria

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 3:15
related countries: Syria Syria

British photographer Paul Conroy who was smuggled out of Homs by Syrian rebels says it's critical to keep the pressure on the regime to stop the violence.
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Cable in fresh criticism of banks

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 22:41

Business Secretary Vince Cable launches a fresh attack on the UK's banks, accusing them of "imperilling" the UK's economic recovery.
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'Taliban bomb' killed UK soldiers

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 18:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Initial assessments of an explosion which killed six British soldiers in southern Afghanistan suggest it was a "very large Taliban bomb".
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Canal torso could be soap actress

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 17:45
related places: London

A man is arrested after a female torso, feared to be that of a missing former EastEnders actress, was found in a canal in London.
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Sundance London line-up announced

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 15:48
related places: New York

Julie Delpy's latest movie 2 Days in New York and the award-winning drugs documentary The House I Live In will be shown at the inaugural Sundance London film festival.
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Guercino work to remain in the UK

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 12:10

A painting by 17th Century Baroque artist Giovanni Barbieri, best known as Guercino, is to remain in the UK.
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Man arrested over teen's stabbing

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 9:38
related places: London

A man is arrested on suspicion of murdering a 17-year-old boy who was stabbed in south London.
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Best injury concern for Ireland

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 8:37
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Prospective captain Rory Best is reported to be Ireland's latest injury worry for Saturday's Six Nations clash against Scotland.
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New focus for British aid to India

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 5:13
related countries: India India

New focus for British assistance to India
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Cable calls for RBS to be split

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 19:44

Vince Cable says he would like to see Royal Bank of Scotland turned into a new bank for British businesses, a leaked letter shows.
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VIDEO: Assad regime 'blood on its hands'

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 19:15
related countries: Syria Syria

Britain's Ambassador to Syria, Simon Collis, has told the BBC that the Assad regime has so much 'blood on its hands' that the Syrian people know it is doomed.
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VIDEO: Brazil 'overtakes UK's economy'

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 18:50
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil has become the sixth-biggest economy in the world, the country's finance minister has said.
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Brazil 'overtakes UK's economy'

Tuesday, March 6th 2012, 17:49

Brazil has become the sixth-biggest economy in the world, overtaking the UK, the country's finance minister says.
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