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UK urges swift Syria chlorine probe

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 14:12
related countries: Syria Syria

The UK has called on the global chemical weapons watchdog to carry out "with urgency" its investigation into the alleged use of chlorine in Syria.
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Europe rejects UK financial tax case

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 9:29

Europe's top court rejects the UK's challenge to an EU financial transactions tax (FTT), which ministers have said will hurt British firms and savers.
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Rylance gets Tony nomination double

Wednesday, April 30th 2014, 7:19

Britain's Mark Rylance is up for two prizes at this year's Tony Awards for his roles in the Shakespeare's Globe all-male Twelfth Night and Richard III.
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Knox 'delivered fatal knife blow'

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 22:36
related countries: Italy Italy

The Italian judges who reinstated the guilty verdict against Amanda Knox say she delivered the knife blow that killed UK student Meredith Kercher.
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UK economy grows by 0.8% in quarter

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 11:26

UK economy grows 0.8% in first quarter of 2014, the fifth consecutive quarter of growth, according to the ONS.
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Tube strike hits city commuters

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 7:46

Commuters suffer "severe disruption" as Tube workers strike over plans to close ticket offices on the London Underground.
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AstraZeneca shares soar on bid talks

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 0:00
related countries: United States United States

The market reacts favourably to confirmation by the US drugs giant Pfizer that it has been in talks with AstraZeneca over a possible takeover bid.
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Half with cancer 'live a decade'

Monday, April 28th 2014, 23:00

Half of people in England and Wales now being diagnosed with cancer will survive for at least a decade - double the number from the early 1970s, figures show.
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Salmond: Scotland 'committed' to EU

Monday, April 28th 2014, 17:25

An independent Scotland would be an "enthusiastic, engaged and committed contributor to European progress", Alex Salmond says in Bruges.
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Clooney engaged, says fiancee's firm

Monday, April 28th 2014, 15:28
related places: London

Reports that George Clooney is to wed his girlfriend, human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin, are confirmed by her London law firm.
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UK 'working to end' Indian mango ban

Monday, April 28th 2014, 13:57
related countries: India India

The UK says it is working to resolve A ban on mangoes and aubergines entering the UK from India has been imposed as part of Europe-wide action.
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Ex-Barclays staff charged over Libor

Monday, April 28th 2014, 12:42

Three former employees of Barclays have been charged in connection with the alleged manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor).
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Cavendish wins stage two in Turkey

Monday, April 28th 2014, 12:10
related countries: Turkey Turkey

British rider Mark Cavendish is still in the lead at the Tour of Turkey after winning Stage Two of the race.
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Senior UK diplomat visits Iran

Monday, April 28th 2014, 11:38
related countries: Iran Iran

The director of the Foreign Office's political unit, Sir Simon Gass, is visiting Iran, the government says.
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Scotland's Alex Salmond woos EU

Monday, April 28th 2014, 8:16

Scottish leader Salmond aims to convince EU doubters
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The strange case of the 'time travel' murder

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 23:53

Strange London case helps to advance use of DNA evidence
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UK helicopter crash personnel named

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 22:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Five UK service personnel who died in a helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan are named by the Ministry of Defence.
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Afghan crash 'a tragic accident'

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 17:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A helicopter crash in Afghanistan, which killed all five British personnel on board, was likely "a tragic accident", British defence officials say.
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Britain is now 'post-Christian'

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 15:42
related places: Canterbury

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams says Britain is now a "post-Christian" country as the debate continues over the faith's place in society.
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Russia action 'price worth paying'

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 14:45
related countries: Russia Russia

William Hague says damage to the UK economy is a "price worth paying" for further sanctions against Russia.
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Packham home after Malta police quiz

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 11:05
related countries: Malta Malta

Wildlife TV presenter Chris Packham returns to the UK after being questioned by police in Malta as he tried to film the illegal hunting of migrating birds.
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Cause of child deaths 'uncertain'

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 10:46
related places: London

Post-mortem examinations carried out on the bodies of three children found dead in their London home prove "inconclusive", Scotland Yard says.
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Parents meeting over abuse teacher

Saturday, April 26th 2014, 23:45
related places: London

Parents at a private school in London where a convicted paedophile is said to have abused children are expected to meet detectives on Monday.
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Clash over costs of independence

Saturday, April 26th 2014, 23:10

Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander calls on Scottish ministers to produce "realistic analysis" of the cost of independence.
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Blasphemy accused speaks of ordeal

Saturday, April 26th 2014, 1:36
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A British pensioner jailed for "posing as a Muslim" in Pakistan has been speaking for the first time since he returned to the UK.
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CBI reverses independence stance

Friday, April 25th 2014, 17:39

Business lobby group the CBI is to attempt to reverse its position as a registered campaigner against Scottish independence.
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Celtic v Inverness Caledonian Thistle

Friday, April 25th 2014, 16:35

Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Scottish Premiership game between Celtic and Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
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Hibernian v Heart of Midlothian

Friday, April 25th 2014, 16:35

Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Scottish Premiership game between Hibernian and Heart of Midlothian.
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RBS plan for 200% bonuses blocked

Friday, April 25th 2014, 16:29

Royal Bank of Scotland abandons attempts to pay bonuses twice the size of salaries after being told the move would not be approved by a Treasury body.
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Pietersen fails on return to cricket

Friday, April 25th 2014, 14:31

Kevin Pietersen makes 16 in his first innings since being discarded by England as his Delhi Daredevils are beaten in the IPL.
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Mother in court over child deaths

Friday, April 25th 2014, 11:46
related places: London

A mother appears in court charged with murdering three of her children who were found dead at their home in south-west London.
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McQueen exhibition comes to London

Friday, April 25th 2014, 10:27
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: London, Victoria

A retrospective of fashion designer Alexander McQueen will open at the Victoria and Albert Museum next year.
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Rutherford breaks British record

Friday, April 25th 2014, 6:45

Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford becomes outright British record holder with a leap of 8.51m in San Diego.
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Miliband plans zero-hours crackdown

Friday, April 25th 2014, 6:17

Ed Miliband is to outline plans to tackle the "epidemic" of zero-hours contracts in a speech in Scotland later.
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New hearing for Briton in US prison

Friday, April 25th 2014, 4:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Miami

A US judge orders a hearing to consider new evidence relating to the 1987 double-murder conviction of a British businessman in Miami.
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Mother charged with three murders

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 18:12
related places: London

A mother is charged with murdering three of her children who were found dead at their home in south-west London.
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Crime falls 15% in England and Wales

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 16:30

Overall crime in England and Wales falls by 15% in 2013, an official survey shows - but there are signs, according to police figures, of rises in certain categories.
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Barclays wins pay package vote

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 16:24
related places: London

Barclays shareholders vote to approve the bank's remuneration package, which includes higher bonuses despite a 30% fall in profits.
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Buddha tattoo woman offered holiday

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 14:09
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

A British tourist arrested in Sri Lanka because she had a Buddha tattoo says she has been given a free holiday as an 'apology'.
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Police make Syria plea to UK women

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 14:08
related countries: Syria Syria

British counter-terrorism police chiefs make an unprecedented appeal to Muslim women to persuade their relatives against travelling to Syria to fight in the civil war.
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Banksy street works to be auctioned

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 13:34
related places: London

A collection of street art works by Banksy, removed from walls, is to go on display at a London hotel before being sold at auction.
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Labour to cut ties with Co-op Bank

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 12:43

The Labour Party is looking to sever its links with the troubled Co-op Bank, bringing to an end one of the oldest political partnerships in the UK.
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Cornish granted UK minority status

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 12:16

Cornish people are granted minority status under European rules for the protection of national minorities.
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London Grammar vie for top Novello

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 10:56

London Grammar, John Newman and Palma Violets are in the running for this year's prestigious Ivor Novello songwriting award.
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VIDEO: Film features plight of African park

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 10:22
related places: New York

The lethal realities of life in Virunga National Park are the subject of a British documentary which has just had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.
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Care needs to 'outstrip' family help

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 3:26

The number of older people in England needing care will "outstrip" the number of family members able to provide it by 2017, a think tank warns.
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Three children found dead in London

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 17:10
related places: London, New Malden

A woman believed to be the mother of three children who were found dead at a south-west London home is arrested on suspicion of murder.
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Bank raises UK growth forecast

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 14:46

The Bank of England raises its estimate of economic growth in the first quarter of the year and a CBI survey indicates robust growth in the manufacturing sector.
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Spider-Man snares UK box office

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 10:42
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Spider-Man swings to the top of the UK and Ireland box office chart after his latest film registered the biggest cinema opening weekend of the year so far.
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Violent crime 'continues to fall'

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 10:23

Violent crime is continuing a long-term fall in England and Wales, according to annual figures from NHS hospitals.
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Shakespeare 'a cultural icon' abroad

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014, 0:47

William Shakespeare is the UK's greatest cultural icon, according to the results of an international survey released to mark the 450th anniversary of his birth.
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UKIP's Farage promises 'earthquake'

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 19:52

UKIP leader Nigel Farage predicts "an earthquake" in politics if his party wins the European elections.
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RBS fined over illegal HK trades

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 18:47
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is fined HK$6m (£460,000) by Hong Kong regulators for failing to detect a series of unauthorised transactions by one of its traders.
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Buddha tattoo Briton held in S Lanka

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 15:36
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan authorities order the deportation of a British tourist because she has a tattoo of the Buddha on her arm.
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Malta criticised for mass bird shoot

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 10:51
related countries: Malta Malta

A leading British naturalist accuses Malta of failing to prevent large-scale illegal shooting of migratory birds by hunters.
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Farbrace set to be Moores assistant

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 10:04
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Paul Farbrace is close to being named England's new assistant coach after quitting his role as boss of Sri Lanka.
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British man shot dead in Philippines

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 9:05
related countries: Philippines Philippines

A British man who opened a scuba diving business in the Philippines is shot dead.
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New Family Court comes into being

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 8:25

A new single Family Court comes into being in England and Wales as ministers pledge to put the welfare of children at the centre of the justice system.
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Black Briton aims to be Estonian MEP

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 0:45
related countries: Estonia Estonia

British journalist stands for election in Estonia
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Scottish universities leave CBI

Monday, April 21st 2014, 15:21

Two Scottish universities become the latest organisations to quit the CBI over its stance in the Scottish independence referendum debate.
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Gun salutes to mark Queen's birthday

Monday, April 21st 2014, 14:58

The Queen's 88th birthday is marked across the UK with traditional gun salutes.
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Bairstow regrets Pietersen absence

Monday, April 21st 2014, 13:09

England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow is disappointed he will not get to team up with Kevin Pietersen again in the England side.
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PM's Christianity remarks 'divisive'

Monday, April 21st 2014, 2:46

Leading public figures claim David Cameron risks causing division in society with his recent comments that the UK is a Christian country.
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Gibraltar fire hits online gambling

Monday, April 21st 2014, 0:02
related countries: Gibraltar Gibraltar

An explosion and fire on Gibraltar cuts power to much of the British territory and disrupts a number of online betting operations around the world.
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Paolo Nutini sets 2014 sales record

Sunday, April 20th 2014, 18:01

Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini tops the charts with Caustic Love, which becomes the fastest-selling album of the year.
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Two government agencies quit CBI

Sunday, April 20th 2014, 14:35

Scottish government agencies Scottish Enterprise and Visit Scotland quit business lobby organisation CBI after it formally backed the campaign against Scottish independence.
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Charities chief warns of extremism

Sunday, April 20th 2014, 1:25

Islamic extremism is the "most deadly" threat to charities in England and Wales, says William Shawcross, chairman of the Charity Commission.
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France's silent tea revolution

Saturday, April 19th 2014, 23:10
related countries: France France

France falls back in love with tea - but don't expect a British cuppa
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Man held over NI dissident murder

Saturday, April 19th 2014, 13:08

Police in Northern Ireland arrest a 26-year-old man over the murder of former dissident republican leader Tommy Crossan.
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Moores named as new England coach

Saturday, April 19th 2014, 10:57

Lancashire coach Peter Moores will lead England for a second time, succeeding Andy Flower who resigned in January.
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Dissident republican death condemned

Saturday, April 19th 2014, 4:04

The fatal shooting of prominent dissident republican Tommy Crossan is condemned by Northern Ireland's first and deputy first ministers as detectives continue to investigate.
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Teachers demand qualified status

Saturday, April 19th 2014, 0:36

Teachers' union conferences are demanding that schools in England should only employ qualified teachers.
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ECB set to announce new England coach

Friday, April 18th 2014, 17:22

The England and Wales Cricket Board is expected to announce the identity of the new England coaching team on Saturday.
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British teenager killed in Syria

Friday, April 18th 2014, 16:26
related countries: Syria Syria

An 18-year-old British man who was killed in Syria "died in battle" and was not a terrorist, his father tells the BBC.
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Trott to take break from cricket

Friday, April 18th 2014, 9:01

England batsman Jonathan Trott is to take a second break from cricket because of a recurrence of his anxiety issues.
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VIDEO: Indians abroad call for absentee ballot

Friday, April 18th 2014, 0:53
related countries: India India

A UK-based group of non-resident Indians is campaigning to persuade the Indian government to implement a system of absentee balloting.
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Man charged with firearm possession

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 20:45
related places: London

A man is charged after police seize firearms and ammunition from an address in east London.
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Abu Hamza 'used cover of religion'

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 16:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

A radical cleric extradited from the UK "used the cover of religion" to hide his part in a global terror campaign, a prosecutor in New York says.
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EU green light for UK carbon project

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 16:12

A British project to capture CO2 and bury it under the North Sea looks set to receive a 300m-euro boost from the EU.
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Leigh and Loach selected for Cannes

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 12:52

Veteran British directors Mike Leigh and Ken Loach see their new films selected for competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival.
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MF Husain's last works to be shown

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 10:41
related countries: India India
related places: London

The final nine paintings made by one of India's most famous artists, MF Husain, will be shown in public for the first time this summer at London's V&A.
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Iraqi murder claims a 'conspiracy'

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 15:54
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Allegations that 20 Iraqis were murdered by British troops in 2004 were the result of a "conspiracy" to pervert the course of justice, the UK claims.
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Starbucks to move European HQ to UK

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 13:29
related places: London

Starbucks is to move its European head office to London by the end of the year, meaning it will pay more tax in the UK, the company says.
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UK unemployment rate now at 6.9%

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 8:34

The number of people out of work in the UK has fallen by 77,000 to a five year low of 2.24m in the three months to February, official figures show.
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VIDEO: 'Complacency' left Camp Bastion vulnerable

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 8:29
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

British commanders must "bear a degree of responsibility" for the failure to prevent a Taliban raid in Afghanistan in 2012 that left two US marines dead, a group of MPs has said.
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Tesco announces 6% fall in profit

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 7:30

UK supermarket giant Tesco announces a 6% fall in annual group trading profit to £3.3bn, the second year that profits have fallen.
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Parents find out primary places

Wednesday, April 16th 2014, 3:00

Parents across England are going to find whether they have their preferred choice of primary school place.
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MPs criticise UK over Afghan attack

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 22:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

The UK bears "a degree of responsibility" for the failure to prevent a raid in Afghanistan in 2012 that left two US marines dead, MPs say.
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AUDIO: Hair salon poster angers N Korea

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 22:02
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: London

North Korean officials have paid a visit to a London hair salon to question why it had used their leader Kim Jong-un's picture in a poster offering haircuts.
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Hair salon visited over N Korea ad

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 18:21
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: London

North Korean officials visit a west London hair salon to question why it had used their leader Kim Jong-un's image in a poster.
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UN's expert criticises 'sexist' UK

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 17:39

The UN's Rapporteur on Violence Against Women raises concerns about sexism in British society, describing over-sexualisation of women as "routine".
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Brit horror highest new film entry

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 12:47

British horror film The Quiet Ones is the highest new entry at the UK box office in a week dominated by older releases.
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Independence 'risks defence jobs'

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 12:34

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond predicts that a vote for Scottish independence would put defence jobs at risk.
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Tobacco firm to close factories

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 11:23
related countries: France France

Imperial Tobacco announces it is to close two of its factories in the UK and France, with the loss of almost 900 jobs.
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UK inflation falls to 1.6% in March

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 10:26
related places: March

UK's inflation rate, as measured by the consumer prices index, fell to 1.6% in March, the Office for National Statistics says.
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Elite marathon runner misses flight

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 10:14
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

A female London Marathon runner from Sierra Leone is missing after she disappeared and failed to catch a flight home.
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House prices continue to accelerate

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 9:21

The rate at which UK house prices are rising has continued to increase, official figures show, with prices up 9.1% in the year to February.
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Man dies after marathon collapse

Monday, April 14th 2014, 7:50

A 42-year-old man who collapsed after finishing the London Marathon has died in hospital, organisers say.
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VIDEO: Abu Hamza terror trial to start in US

Monday, April 14th 2014, 6:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York, Monday

The trial of Abu Hamza al-Masri, the radical cleric extradited from the UK to the US in 2012, is due to start at a federal court in New York on Monday.
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GP hours scheme 'to benefit 7m'

Monday, April 14th 2014, 4:13

New opening hours for GP surgeries in England will benefit seven million patients, far more than originally planned, the government says.
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