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VIDEO: 'If you're not at the table, you're on the menu'

Friday, December 9th 2011, 12:55
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

As EU leaders lined up for a group photoshoot following talks in Brussels, doubts remained about the future of the single currency, and the UK's role in Europe.
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LMFAO song top track on iTunes

Friday, December 9th 2011, 10:50

The group's track Party Rock Anthem is the best-selling song on iTunes UK in 2011 beating Adele and Maroon 5.
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Climate talks 'at decision time'

Friday, December 9th 2011, 10:06

The UK's Climate Change Secretary issues a call to arms for a credible and binding deal at a UN climate summit in Durban, warning that time runs short.
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Sportsday Live - Friday 9 December

Friday, December 9th 2011, 7:59

Sportsday Live featuring Nemanja Vidic's season-ending injury, the England winter tour cricket squad announcement, weekend football team news, plus more.
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British soldier dies of injuries

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 20:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Birmingham

A British soldier has died in hospital in Birmingham from injuries sustained in Afghanistan on Tuesday, the Ministry of Defence says.
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PM's veto warning over EU talks

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 20:40

David Cameron says he will have "no hesitation" in vetoing a proposed new European Union treaty if it does not offer a "good deal" for the UK, ahead of a crucial summit.
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Storm blackout hitting thousands

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 19:51

Police tell people in Scotland not to travel, as severe winds of up to 165mph hit the country, leaving more than 50,000 people without power.
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Reform call over exam cheat claim

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 18:01

The government is calling for a reform of the exam system after inquiries were launched in England and Wales into allegations of cheating.
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In pictures: Scotland's storm

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 14:44

Scotland is battered by huge winter storm
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Lancaster to take England reins

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 14:18

Stuart Lancaster will head up England's interim coaching team for the Six Nations, supported by Graham Rowntree and Andy Farrell.
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AUDIO: Former stalker: 'It was like an impulse'

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 13:24
related countries: Australia Australia

A former stalker from Australia speaks about her experience of stalking and why she thinks the new National Stalking Clinic for England and Wales is a good idea.
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Council tax rises referendum plan

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 12:58

Any local authority in England wanting to raise council tax by more than 3.5% next year must consult the public in a referendum, the government has said.
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Bank holds interest rates at 0.5%

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 12:28

The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee holds UK interest rates at 0.5% and no new quantitative easing measures are announced.
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Rooney ban reduced to two games

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 10:12

England striker Wayne Rooney's Euro 2012 ban is reduced to two matches from three after an appeal to Uefa.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 7:59
related places: York

Sportsday Live features news of Wayne Rooney's reduced ban at Euro 2012, updates from the UK Championship in York, Stuart Lancaster's appointment as Interim Head Coach of England, plus more.
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UK border staff in Eurostar row

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 2:41
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Lille

British border staff have faced threats of arrest by Belgian police for trying to tackle the "Lille loophole" which allows people to enter the UK illegally.
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Tory pressure on PM over EU deal

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 23:12

David Cameron says he will fight to protect the UK national interest over a new EU Treaty - as his party's calls for a referendum grow.
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Bahrain blows up 'parcel from UK'

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 21:41

Bahrain says staff at its airport have detonated a package of bomb-making materials sent from Britain via Dubai.
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UK 'loses five years of growth'

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 15:03

Economic growth in the UK "remains subdued" and output will not reach 2008 levels until 2013, the National Institute for Economic and Social Research says.
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Albanian torture suspect missing

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 13:59
related countries: Albania Albania
related places: London

A former Albanian intelligence chief wanted for torture and kidnapping has jumped bail and gone missing in London.
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Mulcaire in 'phone hack arrest'

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 13:05

A 41-year-old man arrested as part of Scotland Yard's phone-hacking inquiry is understood to be private investigator Glenn Mulcaire.
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UK receives windy weather warning

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 12:55

The UK is likely to be hit by strong winds across much of the country which may make transport conditions hazardous, the BBC Weather Centre warns.
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Olympic role for Underworld duo

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 12:18

Dance act Underworld are appointed music directors for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, working alongside director Danny Boyle.
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Rave reviews for Donmar's Richard

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 11:05
related places: London

Critics are wowed by the Donmar Warehouse's new staging of Richard II, Michael Grandage's final production as the London theatre's artistic director.
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Factory output falls in October

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 10:12

The UK's industrial and manufacturing output both fell at their fastest pace for six months in October, figures show.
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Sportsday Live - Wednesday 7 December

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 8:01
related places: Chelsea, York


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Lifestyle 'behind 40% of cancers'

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 7:04

Over 40% of cancers diagnosed each year in the UK are caused by avoidable lifestyle choices like smoking, drinking and eating the wrong things, a review reveals.
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Patient views at NHS goals' core

Wednesday, December 7th 2011, 3:16

Patient surveys are to be part of new goals to measure the quality of care received in the NHS in England, Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has said.
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PM 'may refuse to sign EU treaty'

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 23:16

David Cameron says he will not sign any reworked EU treaty designed to solve the eurozone crisis if it does not contain safeguards to protect UK interests.
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BA says air duty will hurt jobs

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 22:45

British Airways (BA) has said it will take on fewer people next year as a result of the government's decision to continue with a planned rise in Air Passenger Duty.
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Radcliffe attacks ceremony budget

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 19:26

Paula Radcliffe describes the decision to double the budget for the opening and closing ceremonies at the London 2012 Olympics as "frivolous".
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Radcliffe attacks ceremony budget

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 19:26

Paula Radcliffe describes the decision to double the budget for the opening and closing ceremonies at the London 2012 Olympics as "frivolous".
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Karzai flies home after bombings

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 18:47
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul, Mazar

Afghan President Hamid Karzai cancels a trip to the UK to return home after Tuesday's attacks targeting Shia Muslims which killed 58 people.
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Ukraine surprise at England base

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 18:02
related countries: Poland Poland, Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine's Deputy Prime Minister says he is "surprised" by England's decision to base themselves in Poland during the Euro 2012 finals, despite playing all three group matches in Ukraine.
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S Lanka under fire over PR firm

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 17:43
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka strongly denounces a report in British newspaper which says a leading lobbying company wrote a speech on behalf of the president.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 17:00
related places: Fulham, Liverpool


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Tom Petty to headline UK festival

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 13:31
related countries: United States United States

US rockers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are to play their first major UK gig in 20 years next year, it is announced.
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Marathon trio secure 2012 places

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 11:03

Marathon trio Paula Radcliffe, Mara Yamauchi and Scott Overall are selected as the first members of the Great Britain athletics team for the London 2012 Olympics.
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More care home firms 'may fail'

Tuesday, December 6th 2011, 8:08

The government should do more to monitor the finances of England's care home companies if another crisis like Southern Cross is to be avoided, MPs say.
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Olympic ceremonies budget doubled

Monday, December 5th 2011, 16:48

The government doubles the budget for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic ceremonies to more than £80m after David Cameron is shown the original plans.
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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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