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Events mark 100 days to Olympics

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 9:02

The official London Olympic motto is revealed as events are held to mark 100 days to the 2012 Games opening ceremony.
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Obama's father among secret files

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 8:05
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Obama's father features in files on UK's Kenya fears
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Tesco to spend £1bn on UK revamp

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 8:03

Tesco unveils details of a plan to invest £1bn to try to improve its UK business, as it announces a 5.3% rise in profits in the past financial year.
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China vows Bo Xilai scandal probe

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 5:37
related countries: China China

China promises a "thorough" investigation into a top politician linked to the death of a UK businessman, after PM David Cameron holds talks with envoy.
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Secret colonial papers released

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 0:00

Secret files on British colonial rule - once thought lost - have been released by the government, one year after they came to light.
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GB team 'can hit medal target'

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 21:30
related places: Charles

UK Athletics head coach Charles van Commenee insists his squad can hit his target of eight medals at the London Olympics.
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Teen detained for riots killing

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 17:03
related places: London

A teenager is detained for eight years for the killing of a pensioner during last summer's riots in London.
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Poets required for London 2012

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 16:23

More than 20 writers are still needed to complete the line-up for a poetry festival representing every nation competing in the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.
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PM offers China death probe help

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 16:11
related countries: China China

Prime Minister David Cameron offers help to China in its investigation into the death of British businessman Neil Heywood.
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UK 'confident' over human rights

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 16:02

The government is "quietly confident" it will secure changes to the European Court of Human Rights at a conference this week, Downing Street says.
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I want 9.4secs at Olympics - Bolt

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 14:20

Usain Bolt wants to "amaze" the world at London 2012 by running 9.4 seconds for the 100m and 19 seconds for the 200m.
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Shock rise in UK inflation rate

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 11:19
related places: March

Inflation in the UK rose to 3.5% on the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) measure in March, driven by food prices.
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Gebrselassie ends Olympic dream

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 11:02

Former marathon world record holder Haile Gebrselassie gives up on his dream of competing in the London 2012 marathon.
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Gas extraction 'should continue'

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 9:18

A controversial technique to extract shale gas, known as fracking, should continue in the UK, but with measures to minimise earthquakes, experts say.
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VIDEO: Bahraini Embassy roof protest

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 3:00
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain
related places: London

Two protesters have climbed on to the roof of the Bahraini Embassy in central London, days before Bahrain is due to host its most high-profile international event, the Formula One Grand Prix.
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British Library buys £9m Gospel

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 1:04

The British Library raises £9m to buy the 7th Century St Cuthbert Gospel - the earliest surviving intact European book - for the nation.
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VIDEO: UK aid 'linked to Nigeria fraud'

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 0:00
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Britain's Department for International Development is accused of allowing tens of millions of pounds in UK aid to be invested in Nigerian money laundering fronts, BBC Newsnight has learned.
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VIDEO: British forces in Kabul fight back

Monday, April 16th 2012, 22:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

British special forces were involved in the fight back against the Taliban's assault on the city of Kabul on Sunday, Afghan security sources have told the BBC.
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Cameron set to raise China death

Monday, April 16th 2012, 17:55
related countries: China China

The death of British businessman Neil Heywood is set to be discussed when UK Prime Minister David Cameron meets a senior Chinese official.
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SFA mulls Football League change

Monday, April 16th 2012, 17:13

The Scottish FA is considering setting up a National Football League to replace the SPL and the SFL.
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Would-be bomber has sentence cut

Monday, April 16th 2012, 16:38
related countries: United States United States

A British would-be suicide bomber jailed for plotting to blow up an aircraft has his sentence cut after assisting prosecutors in the US.
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Muamba discharged from hospital

Monday, April 16th 2012, 15:02

Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba pays tribute to the London Chest Hospital staff after being discharged.
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UK aid 'linked to Nigeria fraud'

Monday, April 16th 2012, 13:36
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A fund which invested UK aid money is being investigated for financing Nigerian firms alleged to be fronts for money laundering and fraud, BBC Newsnight learns.
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Hamilton 'reveals' Tindall's exit

Monday, April 16th 2012, 10:48
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Gloucester

Gloucester lock Jim Hamilton lets slip that former England captain Mike Tindall will leave Kingsholm at the end of the season.
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Blanchett 'mesmerising' on stage

Monday, April 16th 2012, 9:30
related places: London

Critics hail Cate Blanchett as "mesmerising", "magnificent" and "beyond terrific" for her latest role on stage at The Barbican in London.
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International Power in GDF deal

Monday, April 16th 2012, 8:52
related countries: France France

French utility firm GDF Suez agrees to take full ownership of International Power in a deal that values the UK company at £22.8bn.
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UK economy 'to stall until 2013'

Monday, April 16th 2012, 6:20

The UK may have avoided a double-dip recession, but the economy will stall for the rest of the year, an independent forecasting group says.
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Virgin to appeal against BMI sale

Sunday, April 15th 2012, 15:32

Virgin Atlantic is to appeal the European Commission's decision to allow the owner of British Airways to buy the airline BMI.
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Egypt sues UK over frozen assets

Sunday, April 15th 2012, 14:39
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt strongly criticises the UK for "not helping enough" with the recovery of £85m of Egyptian assets frozen since last year's uprising.
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Celtic 1-2 Hearts

Sunday, April 15th 2012, 14:01

Craig Beattie's stoppage-time penalty beats holders Celtic to send Hearts into an all-Edinburgh Scottish Cup final.
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Robin Gibb in coma with pneumonia

Sunday, April 15th 2012, 10:52
related places: London

Bee Gee Robin Gibb remains in a coma at a hospital in London after suffering from pneumonia.
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Doctors unite to combat obesity

Sunday, April 15th 2012, 6:08

The sponsorship of the Olympics by fast-food firms "sends the wrong message", say doctors uniting in a single campaign to tackle rising levels of obesity.
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UK defends China death response

Saturday, April 14th 2012, 19:28
related countries: China China

The Foreign Office defends itself over its response to the suspected murder of a British businessman in China.
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Aberdeen 1-2 Hibernian

Saturday, April 14th 2012, 13:23
related places: Aberdeen

Hibernian beat Aberdeen to reach the Scottish Cup final thanks to Leigh Griffiths' late winner at Hampden.
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Support for Francis after scare

Saturday, April 14th 2012, 11:25

Trevor Francis's family thank the public for their "overwhelming support" after the former England striker suffers a heart scare.
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Abortion website hacker is jailed

Friday, April 13th 2012, 16:13

A computer hacker who broke into the website of Britain's biggest abortion provider has been jailed for two years and eight months.
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Suspend Burma sanctions, says PM

Friday, April 13th 2012, 15:34
related countries: Burma Burma

David Cameron says economic sanctions against Burma should be suspended in recognition of the changes taking place in the country.
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Scarred film 'baddies' challenged

Friday, April 13th 2012, 11:05

Some 750 cinemas across the UK will be running a short film to challenge attitudes to facial disfigurement.
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Crouch 'deserves England chance'

Friday, April 13th 2012, 6:06
related places: Stoke

Peter Crouch is worthy of another chance as an England player, according to his Stoke team-mate Thomas Sorensen.
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Two arrests over terror line hack

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 23:06

Two teenagers are arrested in connection with an investigation into reports that hackers accessed Scotland Yard's anti-terror hotline.
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Lung cancer cases rise in women

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 23:01

Lung cancer cases in women are continuing to rise, according to figures released by Cancer Research UK.
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Injured Angle ends Olympic dream

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 22:47

Former WWE star and Olympic wrestling champion Kurt Angle admits defeat in his bid to qualify for the 2012 London Games.
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VIDEO: How Olympic Games changed Barcelona

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 20:04

In five months time, the London 2012 Olympics will be over. So what will be left behind?
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Farrell turns down England role

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 10:53

Andy Farrell will not join Stuart Lancaster's England coaching team and will remain at Premiership side Saracens instead.
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UK trade gap widened in February

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 9:34

The UK's trade deficit widened to £3.4bn in February from £2.5bn in January as exports of goods to non-EU countries dropped, figures show.
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Probe into patient night releases

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 9:01

The government is investigating after figures emerge suggesting hospital patients in England have been discharged overnight to free up beds.
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Lloyd Webber sells Palace Theatre

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 8:32
related places: London, West End

Andrew Lloyd Webber sells the Palace Theatre in London's West End so he can continue refurbishing the London Palladium, which he also owns.
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Olympics 'may overwhelm Heathrow'

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 20:35

Heathrow Airport may struggle to cope with thousands of extra passengers passing though immigration during the London Olympics, MPs warn.
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PM welcomes China murder inquiry

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 14:24
related countries: China China

PM David Cameron welcomes an investigation by China into the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood, found dead in the country last year.
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Neck injury forces Burns to quit

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 11:38

Wales and Dragons hooker Lloyd Burns quits rugby because of a neck injury and faces the prospect of heart surgery.
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China call amid Bo Xilai fall-out

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 11:33
related countries: China China

China urges support for its dismissal of disgraced leader Bo Xilai, after the linking of his wife to the death of a British man shocked the country.
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PM unveils Indonesia Airbus deal

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 10:46
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

David Cameron announces a £326m deal to sell 11 Airbus A330 aircraft to airline Garuda Indonesia, saying it is "good news" for the UK aerospace industry.
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Cook and Bresnan make Wisden list

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 10:29

England pair Alastair Cook and Tim Bresnan are named among Wisden's five cricketers of the year.
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Border Agency 'failing on basics'

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 10:15

The UK Border Agency is still failing in its "basic functions" in spite of efforts to overhaul it, MPs say.
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Gibb too ill for Titanic concert

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 8:38
related places: London

Bee Gees star Robin Gibb was unable to attend the London premiere of his first classical work because he has pneumonia.
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Rise in child care applications

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 8:21

The annual number of applications from local councils in England to take children into care has exceeded 10,000 for the first time.
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UK 'saturated' by light pollution

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 0:04
related places: More

More than half of the UK population cannot see the stars clearly because of light pollution, campaigners say.
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VIDEO: Bo wife suspect in 'murder' case

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 21:45
related countries: China China

Chinese authorities are treating the death of a British businessman in China as murder, and have implicated the wife of a prominent politician.
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Judges back Abu Hamza extradition

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 16:21
related countries: United States United States

The European Court of Human Rights backs terror extraditions from the UK to the US in one of its most important rulings in years.
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Lady Gaga confirms UK tour dates

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 14:19
related places: London

The singer will bring her Born This Way world tour to London's Twickenham Stadium and Manchester Arena in September.
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Osborne 'shock' at rich tax ploys

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 9:29

Chancellor George Osborne says he is "shocked" that some of the UK's wealthiest people organise their tax affairs so they pay very little.
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Judges back Abu Hamza extradition

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 8:20
related countries: United States United States

The European Court of Human Rights backs terror extraditions from the UK to the US in one of its most important rulings in years.
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Cameron in Japan to 'boost trade'

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 8:06
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

The prime minister is in Tokyo, Japan, on the first stop of a visit to Asia aimed at encouraging trade deals with the UK.
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Cameron in Japan to 'boost trade'

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 8:06
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Tokyo

The prime minister is in Tokyo, Japan, on the first stop of a visit to Asia aimed at encouraging trade deals with the UK.
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Osborne 'shock' at rich tax ploys

Tuesday, April 10th 2012, 0:47

Chancellor George Osborne says he is "shocked" that some of the UK's wealthiest people organise their tax affairs so they pay very little.
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Dead British soldier named by MoD

Monday, April 9th 2012, 20:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier who died more than two months after being injured in an explosion in Afghanistan is named by the Ministry of Defence.
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UK 'approved Libya rendition'

Monday, April 9th 2012, 15:37
related countries: Libya Libya

The UK government approved the rendition of a terror suspect to the Gaddafi regime in 2004, the BBC can reveal.
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Iran 'blocks 2012 Olympics site'

Monday, April 9th 2012, 13:24
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran-based internet users report that they can no longer access the official London 2012 Olympics website, amid suspicions it has been blocked.
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UK jobless 'to rise over summer'

Sunday, April 8th 2012, 23:53

Some 100,000 more people will be without a job before the end of the summer, says the IPPR think tank.
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Soldier hurt in Afghanistan dies

Sunday, April 8th 2012, 20:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier dies in a UK hospital from injuries sustained in an explosion in Afghanistan.
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Olympic gig 'will be Blur's last'

Sunday, April 8th 2012, 11:20
related places: Hyde Park, London

Damon Albarn says he believes Blur's summer gig in London's Hyde Park will be the band's last.
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Archbishop warns on status of RE

Sunday, April 8th 2012, 10:14

In his last Easter sermon, Rowan Williams stresses the importance of religious education in schools, amid a growing debate about secularisation in Britain.
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'Idiots' can ruin 2012 - Moynihan

Sunday, April 8th 2012, 9:57

The British Olympic Association chairman Colin Moynihan says it 'just takes one idiot' to ruin a London 2012 event.
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Teaching unions back more strikes

Saturday, April 7th 2012, 17:53

The two biggest teachers' unions, the NUT and NASUWT, vote for strikes which could hit schools across the UK this summer and autumn.
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Kilmarnock 0-6 Celtic

Saturday, April 7th 2012, 12:58
related places: Kilmarnock

Celtic clinch the Scottish title thanks to a stylish demolition of Kilmarnock, with Charlie Mulgrew emerging the hero.
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Valuable lessons learnt - Strauss

Saturday, April 7th 2012, 10:44
related countries: India India, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Andrew Strauss says England's win over Sri Lanka shows they have learnt "valuable lessons" to take into their India tour.
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England hold nerve to clinch win

Saturday, April 7th 2012, 9:03

Kevin Pietersen signs off in style as England secure a first Test win of a difficult winter to tie with Sri Lanka and retain the number one spot.
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Cardinal in 'wear the cross' plea

Saturday, April 7th 2012, 5:54

The most senior cleric in the Roman Catholic Church in Britain says Christians should "proudly" wear a cross every day of their lives.
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Met attacked over racism record

Friday, April 6th 2012, 19:36

A senior black Scotland Yard officer joins criticism of the Metropolitan Police, after eight officers are suspended over allegations of racism.
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Crouch backs Redknapp for England

Friday, April 6th 2012, 16:01

Stoke City striker Peter Crouch believes Harry Redknapp is the best man for England manager.
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Prior praises England's bowlers

Friday, April 6th 2012, 14:01
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Matt Prior says England got their "just desserts" after Graeme Swann strikes twice in his final over against Sri Lanka.
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Swann's late burst boosts England

Friday, April 6th 2012, 12:25
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Graeme Swann puts England in charge of the second Test as Sri Lanka move 33 runs ahead with just four wickets remaining.
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Hoy's father criticises ticketing

Friday, April 6th 2012, 9:46

The father of one of Britain's highest-profile Olympians is unhappy at the way ticketing for London 2012 has been handled.
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Tobacco shop display ban begins

Friday, April 6th 2012, 9:08

A ban on tobacco displays is coming into force in England - with ministers promising it will help curb the number of young people taking up smoking.
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Boardman to quit GB team position

Friday, April 6th 2012, 8:32

Chris Boardman tells the BBC he will end his nine-year association with British Cycling after London 2012.
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VIDEO: Gibraltar employs struggling Spaniards

Friday, April 6th 2012, 6:42
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar

Spain's unemployment problems are forcing some people to cross the border into the neighbouring British territory of Gibraltar, where there is almost full employment. Tom Burridge reports.
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IOC faces Saudi Arabia ban demand

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 18:59
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The IOC is urged to ban Saudi Arabia from London 2012 after the country's Olympic Committee president rules out women competitors.
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Water firms enact hosepipe bans

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 16:33

Hosepipe bans affecting about 20 million customers have been introduced by seven water authorities in parts of southern and eastern England.
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Pietersen defends switch-hit shot

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 13:52
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England batsman Kevin Pietersen defends his trademark switch-hit shot after a time-wasting row against Sri Lanka.
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Pietersen puts England in control

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 12:18
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Kevin Pietersen shrugs off a warning for time-wasting to score 151 and put England in firm control of the second Test against Sri Lanka.
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Extradition detainee's trial plea

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 12:00

In an exclusive BBC interview a British man, held for a record seven years without trial while he fights extradition, appeals to be prosecuted in the UK.
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'Millionaire' riot student guilty

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 11:53
related places: London

A millionaire's daughter who drove looters around London during last summer's riots is convicted of burglary.
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Sky launches movie-making project

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 9:57

Broadcaster Sky announces a "multi-million pound" project to fund British-made movies.
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Shock fall in UK factory output

Thursday, April 5th 2012, 9:21

UK manufacturing output fell by 1% in February, suffering its biggest monthly fall for 10 months, casting doubt on the country's economic recovery.
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Thousands lose power after gales

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 19:55

Thousands of homes and businesses in England are without electricity after gales and ice brought down power lines.
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Athletics halted after Greek cuts

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 17:22
related countries: Greece Greece

Greece's athletics federation suspends domestic events because of spending cuts - although they will still compete in London 2012.
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Airlines fear Easter 'gridlock'

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 16:48

The home secretary has been warned by 11 airlines that Britain "risks gridlock" at airports over the Easter break because of staff shortages.
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VIDEO: Russian activist rockstar's UK gig

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 14:38
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: London

Russian political activist and rockstar Yuri Shevchuk, often described as "the conscience and the voice of the nation", plays an ambitious new show in London.
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Swann targeting big England lead

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 13:43
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Colombo

Graeme Swann calls on England to bat Sri Lanka out of the second Test in Colombo as the tourists close day two on 154-1.
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Strauss & Cook dominate Sri Lanka

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 12:59
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Openers Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook share a 122-run stand to put England in a strong position in the second Test against Sri Lanka.
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