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No 10 rejects EU referendum talk

Monday, December 5th 2011, 14:13

Downing Street says none of the proposed changes being discussed to the future shape of the European Union would trigger a referendum in the UK.
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'Anger at police' drove rioters

Monday, December 5th 2011, 13:05

Anti-police sentiment was a major factor in the summer riots in England, according to a study in which 270 rioters were interviewed.
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Monday, December 5th 2011, 12:34
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange wins the right to petition the UK Supreme Court in his fight against extradition to Sweden.
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Service sector growth accelerates

Monday, December 5th 2011, 10:40

UK service sector activity picked up in November after falling in the previous month, a survey suggests.
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'New' Austen portrait unearthed

Monday, December 5th 2011, 10:05

A recently-discovered pencil portrait is a rare sketch of author Jane Austen, a British academic claims.
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Bollywood star Dev Anand mourned

Monday, December 5th 2011, 7:02
related places: London

Warm tributes are being paid to legendary Bollywood actor-director Dev Anand who died in London on Sunday.
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Wood 'potential England captain'

Monday, December 5th 2011, 6:21
related places: Northampton

Martin Corry earmarks Northampton's Tom Wood as one of three players who could succeed Lewis Moody as England captain.
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Tyrannosaur in triple Bifas win

Monday, December 5th 2011, 5:20

Tyrannosaur, a drama about friendship and cruelty, triumphs at the British Independent Film Awards, beating Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
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'More competition' for City jobs

Monday, December 5th 2011, 0:02
related places: City of London

The number of qualified staff for each vacancy in the City of London is at the highest for two years, according to a financial services recruitment firm.
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UK commander's Afghan future plea

Sunday, December 4th 2011, 21:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Western nations must see the job in Afghanistan through after making an "investment in blood", the commander of British forces in the country says.
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Bollywood great Dev Anand dies

Sunday, December 4th 2011, 17:57

Bollywood screen legend Dev Anand dies in London of a heart attack at the age of 88, his relatives say.
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Germans defuse huge wartime bomb

Sunday, December 4th 2011, 16:39
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Koblenz

Bomb disposal experts in Germany successfully defuse a 1.8 tonne British bomb from World War II found in the Rhine near the city of Koblenz.
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Dundee United 0-1 Celtic

Sunday, December 4th 2011, 14:42

Gary Hooper's strike gives Celtic victory over Dundee United as Rangers' Scottish Premier League lead is cut to four points.
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Blast near UK embassy in Bahrain

Sunday, December 4th 2011, 13:46
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

A small explosion near the British embassy in Bahrain was caused by a bomb, according to the Bahrain Interior Ministry.
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Pension deal urgent, says Hutton

Sunday, December 4th 2011, 13:00
related places: Hutton

The downgrading of Britain's growth forecasts has made the case for public sector pensions reform more urgent, Labour peer Lord Hutton tells the BBC.
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Live - Sunday's Scottish football

Sunday, December 4th 2011, 12:08

Celtic visit Dundee United on Scottish Premier League duty.
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England can win Euros - Eriksson

Sunday, December 4th 2011, 9:05

Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson believes Fabio Capello's side can win Euro 2012.
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Government considers HS2 tunnel

Saturday, December 3rd 2011, 21:56
related places: Birmingham, London

The government is to look again at the HS2 high-speed rail line between London and Birmingham, which could result in a new tunnel being built in the Chilterns.
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Wales 18-24 Australia

Saturday, December 3rd 2011, 19:14
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Cardiff

Shane Williams ends his memorable Test career with an injury-time try as Wales lose to Australia in Cardiff.
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France reduces Iran embassy staff

Saturday, December 3rd 2011, 15:43
related countries: France France, Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

France brings a number of diplomats and their families home from Iran, following Tuesday's attack on the British embassy in Tehran.
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UK 'honour crime' levels revealed

Saturday, December 3rd 2011, 14:16

Police across the UK recorded more than 2,800 so-called honour attacks last year, with a number of forces seeing incidents increase, figures show.
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Live - Saturday's Scottish football

Saturday, December 3rd 2011, 13:58
related places: Aberdeen, Dunfermline, Inverness

SPL leaders Rangers host Dunfermline, in-form St Johnstone visit Hearts, Kilmarnock entertain Aberdeen and St Mirren welcome Inverness.
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Live - Wales v Australia

Saturday, December 3rd 2011, 13:47
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Cardiff

Wing Shane Williams scores in his final international apperance but Wales lose 18-24 to Australia in Cardiff.
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Expelled Iran envoys return home

Saturday, December 3rd 2011, 12:53
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

A group of Iranian diplomats who were expelled from Britain after the UK's Tehran embassy was ransacked, have arrived home, Iranian media say.
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VIDEO: Expelled diplomats return to Iran

Saturday, December 3rd 2011, 11:29
related countries: Iran Iran

The Iranian diplomats who were expelled from Britain earlier this week have arrived back in Iran
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Salt stockpiled ready for winter

Saturday, December 3rd 2011, 0:54

Local authorities across the UK say they have stockpiled more road salt than was used throughout last winter in preparation for a potential big freeze.
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Iran attack 'had state support'

Saturday, December 3rd 2011, 0:05
related countries: Iran Iran

Tuesday's attack on Britain's embassy in Tehran had the "acquiescence and the support of the state", says the UK's former ambassador to Iran.
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England opt against changing base

Friday, December 2nd 2011, 20:42
related countries: Poland Poland, Ukraine Ukraine

Fabio Capello insists England will not change their choice of training base in Poland despite the Euro 2012 draw which gave his team two matches in Ukraine.
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England to face France at Euros

Friday, December 2nd 2011, 17:59
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev

England face France, Sweden and co-hosts Ukraine in their opening games of Euro 2012, while Republic of Ireland are drawn against Spain, Italy and Croatia.
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Roeg awarded film critics' honour

Friday, December 2nd 2011, 17:45

British director Nicolas Roeg is to be awarded with the London Film Critics' Circle's highest honour for his contribution to film-making.
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Iranian diplomats set to leave UK

Friday, December 2nd 2011, 15:37
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: London, Tehran

Diplomats at the Iranian embassy in London must leave by Friday afternoon, after being expelled following an attack on the British embassy in Tehran.
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Live - Euro 2012 draw

Friday, December 2nd 2011, 15:31
related countries: Ireland Ireland

England are drawn against Ukraine, Sweden and France in Group D while Republic of Ireland get Spain, Italy and Croatia in the Euro 2012 draw in Kiev.
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Bhopal protesters burn Coe effigy

Friday, December 2nd 2011, 14:56
related countries: India India
related places: Bhopal

Survivors of India's Bhopal gas disaster burn an effigy of London 2012 Olympics organiser Lord Coe in protest at Dow Chemical's role in the Games.
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Pakistan kidnappings on the rise

Friday, December 2nd 2011, 4:29
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The number of British Asians being kidnapped in Pakistan for ransom payments is increasing every year, official figures show.
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Hospital regulator 'struggling'

Friday, December 2nd 2011, 0:40

The regulator which inspects hospitals and care homes in England has "struggled" since its creation two years ago, a report says.
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Police corruption case collapses

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 22:01

South Wales Police says it has asked the police watchdog to investigate after the UK's biggest case involving alleged police corruption collapses.
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Bank warning over eurozone threat

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 19:50
related places: Banks

Banks should prepare to withstand an "extraordinarily serious" climate, with the eurozone crisis the main worry, the Bank of England chief says.
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Tobacco firm in Australia dispute

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 13:37
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia, United States United States
related places: Tobacco

Tobacco firm British American Tobacco begins a legal challenge to stop the Australian government from making plain packaging mandatory for cigarettes.
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Capello could stay on - Brooking

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 10:58

Sir Trevor Brooking suggests Fabio Capello may remain as England manager after Euro 2012.
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Museums enjoy 10 years of freedom

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 8:19

Who benefits most from free entry to UK museums?
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Starbucks to create 5,000 UK jobs

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 8:17
related countries: United States United States

The US coffee giant Starbucks plans to expand further in the UK creating 5,000 UK jobs over the next five years.
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Iran likely to dominate EU talks

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 8:04
related countries: Iran Iran

Discussion of new moves against Iran is expected to dominate a meeting of EU foreign ministers, in the wake of the UK's expulsion of Iranian diplomats.
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VIDEO: What action will be taken against Iran?

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 5:52
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Iran Iran
related places: Brussels

EU foreign ministers are meeting in Brussels in the shadow of the crisis between Britain and Iran that has put further strain on relations with the Islamic state.
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Dry months raise drought concern

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 2:36

The drought affecting parts of England will last into next summer if there is insufficient winter rain, a new assessment from the Environment Agency warns.
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Many thousands at strike rallies

Thursday, December 1st 2011, 0:00

Tens of thousands attended rallies around the UK as a public sector strike over pensions disrupted schools, hospitals and other services.
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UK to expel all Iranian diplomats

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 21:58
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

The UK is to expel all Iranian diplomats following the storming of its embassy in Tehran by protesters, Foreign Secretary William Hague announces.
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England to have caretaker coach

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 19:22
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England will appoint an interim coach for the Six Nations with the aim of appointing a permanent boss for the summer tour of South Africa.
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VIDEO: UK to expel all Iranian diplomats

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 19:00
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

UK is to expel all Iranian diplomats following the storming of its embassy in Tehran by protesters, Foreign Secretary William Hague announces.
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Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 16:03
related countries: Libya Libya

The London School of Economics is criticised for a "chapter of failures" in its links with the Gaddafi regime in Libya.
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Met expands baton round training

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 14:38

Scotland Yard is training more officers to use baton rounds - also known as plastic bullets - according to a police report into the August riots.
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National Theatre in comedy error

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 13:14
related places: London

The National Theatre's production of Shakespeare's A Comedy of Errors, starring Lenny Henry, opens to positive reviews in London, while the production's programme contains its own mistake.
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UK diplomats pulled out of Iran

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 10:04
related countries: Iran Iran

Britain withdraws some diplomatic staff from Iran after protesters ransack its embassy, amid worsening relations over Iran's nuclear programme.
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Russia probe: Lugovoi 'a victim'

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 9:42
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian officials say Andrei Lugovoi, the man accused by the UK of killing ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko, was himself a victim of polonium poisoning.
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VIDEO: Britons warned: Keep low profile in Iran

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 5:35
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Britons staying in Iran are being warned to stay indoors and to keep a low profile after hundreds of protesters stormed two British diplomatic compounds in Tehran.
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UK warns Iran over embassy attack

Wednesday, November 30th 2011, 4:46
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

UK Prime Minister David Cameron warns Iran of "serious consequences" after protesters stormed the British embassy and a UK compound in Tehran.
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Pay and jobs pain as growth slows

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 23:01

Chancellor George Osborne announces a two year pay cap for public sector workers and lowers UK growth forecasts in the Autumn Statement.
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VIDEO: Russian 'spy' wins fight to stay in UK

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 22:51
related countries: Russia Russia

An alleged Russian spy who had an affair with Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock and worked for him has won her appeal against deportation.
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Iran protesters storm UK embassy

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 20:56
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Iran expresses "regret" after protesters force their way into the UK embassy compound in Tehran, smashing windows and burning the British flag.
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VIDEO: Iran protesters storm UK embassy

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 19:07
related countries: Iran Iran

Protesters in the Iranian capital have broken into the British embassy compound during a demonstration against sanctions imposed by the UK.
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Murdoch wins BSkyB chairman vote

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 18:49

James Murdoch is re-elected as chairman of broadcaster BSkyB, but a fifth of shareholders vote against his reappointment.
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RFU made me scapegoat - Tindall

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 17:28

Mike Tindall says he has been made a "scapegoat" by the Rugby Football Union despite the decision to reinstate him to England's Elite Player Squad.
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Dismay at Sports Personality list

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 16:50

Some of Britain's leading sports stars criticise the absence of women from the shortlist for BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
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Museum acquires Picasso etchings

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 13:42

A businessman's gift of £1m has allowed the British Museum to buy a complete set of 100 Picasso etchings never before seen in public.
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Russian 'spy' can stay in Britain

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 12:10
related countries: Russia Russia

An alleged Russian spy who had an affair with Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock while working for him wins her appeal against deportation.
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Public identify whale 'dialects'

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 7:46

Scientists in Scotland ask members of the public to help with a project looking at the way whales communicate with each other.
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UK carrier 'fully ready in 2030'

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 2:20

Britain may be without a fully operational aircraft carrier until 2030, according to a report published by the Commons spending watchdog.
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Computer hacking warning for Hain

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 1:47

The former Northern Ireland Secretary, Peter Hain, is understood to have been warned by police that his computer may have been hacked.
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Inquest to open into Speed death

Tuesday, November 29th 2011, 0:02

An inquest will open later into the death of Wales manager Gary Speed as tributes continue to be paid to him.
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Tindall reinstated to elite squad

Monday, November 28th 2011, 21:32

Mike Tindall is reinstated to the England elite squad and has his fine reduced after appealing to the Rugby Football Union.
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Sports Personality top 10 announced

Monday, November 28th 2011, 19:17

Ten of the UK's top sports stars have been nominated for the 2011 BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.
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Haye in talks for Klitschko fight

Monday, November 28th 2011, 17:46

Britain's former world heavyweight champion David Haye is in talks to fight Vitali Klitschko in March 2012.
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Mallett may consider England post

Monday, November 28th 2011, 17:45

Nick Mallett says he will not be an immediate replacement for Martin Johnson - but could take the role after the Six Nations.
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Pension funds to boost £30bn plan

Monday, November 28th 2011, 16:25

The government announces a major drive to encourage investment in large infrastructure projects - as a respected economic think tank says the UK is likely to slip back into recession.
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OECD warns of European recession

Monday, November 28th 2011, 15:50

The OECD says the eurozone and the UK are likely to enter a recession as the international body cuts its global growth forecasts.
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India Olympic boycott 'ruled out'

Monday, November 28th 2011, 15:19
related countries: India India

The Indian Olympic Association says there is "no question" of a boycott of the 2012 London Games amid a row over a sponsor.
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Monday, November 28th 2011, 13:39

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is to reopen on Thursday following a £17.6m restoration project.
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Film-maker Ken Russell dies at 84

Monday, November 28th 2011, 13:09

British film director Ken Russell, best known for his 1969 film Women In Love, dies at the age of 84.
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Berlusconi case: Mills in court

Monday, November 28th 2011, 12:37
related countries: Italy Italy

UK lawyer David Mills gives evidence by video link in a corruption case brought against former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
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Friends' shock over Speed death

Monday, November 28th 2011, 12:35

Friends and colleagues of Gary Speed say they cannot understand the events leading to the Wales manager's death.
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Harry Potter finale scoops Baftas

Monday, November 28th 2011, 10:23

The final outing in the Harry Potter franchise scoops best film and an audience gong at the British Academy Children's Awards.
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Sportsday Live - Monday 28 November

Monday, November 28th 2011, 8:02

Sportsday Live - the football world reacts to the death of Gary Speed with David Beckham, Gareth Bale and Gordon Strachan paying tribute to the former Wales manager while fans also share their memories.
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Hospital care at weekends 'risky'

Monday, November 28th 2011, 7:18

Patients at England's hospitals are more likely to die if they are admitted at weekends, analysis suggests.
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China eyes UK infrastructure push

Monday, November 28th 2011, 3:32
related countries: China China

China Investment Corporation says it is keen to invest in infrastructure development in the UK and other developed countries.
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Riot compensation changes urged

Monday, November 28th 2011, 0:57

An independent panel examining the summer riots in England says the scheme designed to pay out compensation needs overhauling.
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Tributes pour in for Gary Speed

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 23:25

The world of football pays its respects to Wales manager Gary Speed who has been found dead at his Cheshire home at the age of 42.
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Football mourns Gary Speed death

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 20:07

Leading figures in football and politics pay tribute to Wales football manager Gary Speed, who has died aged 42.
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Rihanna reigns over UK pop charts

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 19:01

Rihanna's sixth album, Talk That Talk, goes straight to number one, and spawns three hit singles in the UK top 40.
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Live - Federer v Tsonga

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 17:15
related places: London

Five-time champion Roger Federer faces Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final of the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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UK soldier killed in Afghanistan

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 15:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier has been killed in the Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence announces.
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Wales football boss Speed dies

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 14:45

Wales football manager Gary Speed has been found dead at his home in Cheshire, the Football Association of Wales has said.
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Iran moves to downgrade UK ties

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 12:51
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's parliament votes to downgrade diplomatic relations with Britain after the UK imposed fresh sanctions over Iran's nuclear ambitions.
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Live - Sunday football plus tributes to Gary Speed

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 12:15
related places: Kilmarnock, Liverpool, Swansea

Sunday football that sees Swansea and Aston Villa draw 0-0, Kilmarnock beat Rangers, before Liverpool host Manchester City, plus tributes following the death of Gary Speed.
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Body found by sea search rescuers

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 12:12

A crewman on a cargo carrier which has sunk off the coast of north Wales has been found dead, coastguards confirm.
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Sunday, November 27th 2011, 11:30

Former South Africa head coach Jake White distances himself from the vacant England manager's job.
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United States claim World Cup win

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 8:15
related countries: Germany Germany, United States United States

Matt Kuchar and Gary Woodland combine for six birdies as the United States win the World Cup by two shots from England and Germany.
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Double jeopardy principle amended

Sunday, November 27th 2011, 1:03

Suspects who have been acquitted could face a retrial as a change to the double jeopardy rule comes into force in Scotland.
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UK women are 'fattest in Europe'

Saturday, November 26th 2011, 19:52

The UK has the highest ratio of obese women in any country in Europe, according to European Union figures.
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Unions hit back at strike warning

Saturday, November 26th 2011, 19:17

The leader of one of Britain's biggest unions has hit back after government warnings over Wednesday's planned public sector strike.
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Robinson: 'End sectarian divide'

Saturday, November 26th 2011, 19:04

Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson calls for Catholics and Protestants to unite to end sectarian division, at the annual DUP conference.
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Live - Federer v Ferrer

Saturday, November 26th 2011, 13:35
related places: London

World number four Roger Federer beats fifth seed David Ferrer in the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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