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United Kingdom: news

Johnson to seek 2015 Commons return

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 16:56

London Mayor Boris Johnson confirms his intention to become an MP again at next year's general election, ending months of speculation.
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Cook 'could not walk away from role'

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 16:31

Alastair Cook says it was 'natural' for him to consider his position as England captain during the team's recent struggles.
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UK industrial output in meagre rise

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 11:34

The UK's industrial and manufacturing output moved back in to growth in June after falling, but by a smaller-than-expected 0.3%.
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More Britons flee Libya violence

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 11:13
related countries: Libya Libya

The Royal Navy transports 93 more people out of Libya, as the UK Foreign Office says the situation in the country "continues to get worse".
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No ICC appeal against Anderson verdict

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 10:38

The International Cricket Council will not appeal against the decision to clear England bowler James Anderson of misconduct.
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US general killed by Afghan soldier

Wednesday, August 6th 2014, 0:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States
related places: Kabul

A US general is killed and 15 others are injured when an Afghan soldier opens fire at a military academy near Kabul, officials say.
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Salmond and Darling clash in debate

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 22:18

Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling clash in a TV debate ahead of the Scottish independence referendum.
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Theatre in Jewish film festival row

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 20:39
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: London

A north London theatre refuses to host the UK Jewish Film Festival while it is sponsored by the Israeli Embassy amid the ongoing crisis in Gaza.
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BA suspends flights amid Ebola alert

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 20:29
related countries: Liberia Liberia, Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

British Airways suspends flights to and from Liberia and Sierra Leone until the end of August amid concerns over the Ebola outbreak.
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Anderson row 'blown out of proportion'

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 16:29

Ian Bell says England are determined to move on from the row involving James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja.
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Warsi quits as minister over Gaza

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 15:04

UK Foreign Office minister Baroness Warsi resigns, calling government policy on Gaza "morally indefensible".
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Afghan soldier attacks Nato troops

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 14:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

A man in Afghan military uniform opens fire at a British-run military academy near Kabul, killing one soldier and wounding at least 14, officials say.
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India disappointed by Anderson ruling

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 11:04
related countries: India India

India's cricket board says it is unhappy England's James Anderson was found not guilty of a breach of the code of conduct.
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African migrants clash in Calais

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 10:34
related countries: France France
related places: Calais

Clashes between African migrants camping near Calais in northern France while attempting to cross into the UK leave dozens of people injured.
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HP accuses Autonomy founder of fraud

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 10:30

Hewlett Packard says Autonomy's founder and former boss "should be held accountable for fraud" in the latest twist following its disastrous takeover of the UK company in 2011.
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Scotland to get more power - leaders

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 9:35

Scotland will be given greater powers over tax and social security if voters rejected independence, David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg announce.
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Light column marks WW1 centenary

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 8:50
related places: London

A column of white light reaching high above the London sky is switched on to mark 100 years since Britain entered World War One.
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Murray able to train at '100%' again

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 7:46

British number one Andy Murray says he has fully recovered from back surgery last year and can train at 100% again.
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Northern cities unveil transport bid

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 7:32

Five cities in northern England are set to unveil a joint £15bn plan to improve road and rail connections in the North.
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VIDEO: How Sweden cares for its elderly

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 7:21
related countries: Sweden Sweden

The system for looking after older people in England is "horribly fragmented", Care Minister Norman Lamb has said during a visit Sweden to see how the elderly are cared for there.
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British 'angels' who braved WW1 trenches

Tuesday, August 5th 2014, 1:24
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Two British nurses braved heavy fire with Belgian troops in WW1
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Britons 'liable to UAE Sharia courts'

Monday, August 4th 2014, 23:54
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

The Foreign Office is warning British expatriates living in the United Arab Emirates they could face Sharia courts in divorce or child custody cases.
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'Lights Out' ends day of WW1 events

Monday, August 4th 2014, 23:12

A candle-lit vigil at Westminster Abbey and a "Lights Out" event conclude a day of ceremonies marking 100 years since Britain entered World War One.
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British national 'killed in Gaza'

Monday, August 4th 2014, 17:43

The Foreign Office is investigating reports that a British national has been killed in Gaza.
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Artist: 'Keep kids out of galleries'

Monday, August 4th 2014, 10:53

British artist Jake Chapman says taking children to art galleries is a "total waste of time".
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VIDEO: WW1 commemorations in Liege

Monday, August 4th 2014, 10:45
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Germany Germany
related places: Liege

Key moments from the ceremony at Liege marking 100 years since Germany invaded Belgium, and Britain entered the First World War.
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NHS to target long waits for ops

Monday, August 4th 2014, 10:15

The NHS in England has been ordered to prioritise patients who have endured long waits for routine treatment.
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Conan O'Brien brings Team Coco to the UK

Monday, August 4th 2014, 0:00
related countries: United States United States

Conan O'Brien brings his US talk show - and hair - to the UK
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Services held on eve of WW1 centenary

Sunday, August 3rd 2014, 18:45

Services and events are held across the country on the eve of the centenary of the UK's entry into World War One.
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Wales' Thomas wins dramatic road race

Sunday, August 3rd 2014, 16:51
related places: Glasgow

Wales' Geraint Thomas survives a puncture to with six kilometres to go to win the men's Commonwealth Games road race.
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Whiplash assessment charges slashed

Sunday, August 3rd 2014, 10:35

Charges for medical reports on people in England and Wales who say they have suffered whiplash are to be cut in a bid to tackle the "compensation culture".
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Armitstead wins women's road race gold

Sunday, August 3rd 2014, 10:29

England's Lizzie Armistead and Emma Pooley win gold and silver in the women's road race at the Commonwealth Games.
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Babcock predicts Clyde job losses

Sunday, August 3rd 2014, 0:09

The defence contractor Babcock warns its Clyde-based workforce that Scottish independence could lead to job losses.
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Daley wins gold in 10m platform

Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 22:25

England's Tom Daley eases to the gold medal in the 10m platform final to retain the title he won in Delhi in 2010.
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Australia beat England in shootout

Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 21:56
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia score a late equaliser and beat England in a dramatic penalty shootout to claim gold at the Commonwealth Games.
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Bolt makes mark as England top table

Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 21:18

Usain Bolt, Nicola Adams and Tom Daley win gold at Glasgow 2014 as England ensure they will top the medals table.
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NI win first golds as Scots also shine

Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 17:36

Northern Ireland claim two golds - their first of Glasgow 2014 - before Scotland join them in winning two boxing titles.
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British woman killed at game lodge

Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 16:33
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A British woman is believed to have been robbed and stabbed to death at a game lodge she owned in South Africa.
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Adams beats Walsh to historic gold

Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 15:21

England's Nicola Adams beats Northern Ireland's Michaela Walsh to become the first female Commonwealth boxing champion.
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Australia men beat England in semis

Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 14:06
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Glasgow

World champions Australia beat England 4-1 to reach the men's hockey final at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
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BA to continue flying over Iraq

Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 12:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq

British Airways flights says it will continue to fly through Iraqi airspace despite concerns over the threat from Islamic militants on the ground.
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UK suspends Tripoli embassy services

Saturday, August 2nd 2014, 11:22
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

The Foreign Office says operations at the British embassy in Tripoli are to be temporarily suspended as violence worsens in Libya.
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BMJ 'right' in statins claims row

Friday, August 1st 2014, 23:25

An investigation backs the British Medical Journal's response after it published two inaccurate articles on the harms of cholesterol-reducing statins.
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UK probes Israeli soldier nationality

Friday, August 1st 2014, 20:57
related countries: Israel Israel

The UK Foreign Office is "looking into" reports an Israeli soldier believed captured in Gaza has dual UK-Israeli nationality.
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Fragapane wins historic fourth gold

Friday, August 1st 2014, 19:25

Gymnast Claudia Fragapane becomes the first Englishwoman to win four golds at a single Commonwealth Games since 1930.
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Daley and Denny win diving silver

Friday, August 1st 2014, 19:11
related places: Denny

Tom Daley and James Denny produce a fantastic final dive to secure silver for England in the men's synchronised 10m platform.
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VIDEO: British doctor's video from Ebola hospital

Friday, August 1st 2014, 17:12
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Convincing patients to receive treatment is the biggest task facing medical professionals trying to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, a doctor in Sierra Leone says.
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Veteran graffiti artist Robbo dies

Friday, August 1st 2014, 15:49
related places: London

The well-known London graffiti artist King Robbo, who notoriously feuded with Banksy, dies aged 45.
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BA owner IAG moves into profit

Friday, August 1st 2014, 10:35

British Airways owner IAG moves into profit for the first half of 2014 after an improved performance by its Iberia airline business.
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Anderson awaits Jadeja hearing verdict

Friday, August 1st 2014, 10:17
related countries: India India

England's James Anderson is waiting to learn the outcome of a hearing over an alleged clash with India's Ravindra Jadeja.
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Hop Farm founder gets live music ban

Friday, August 1st 2014, 6:57
related places: London

Music promoter Vince Power is banned from staging live events by the High Court in London.
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DNA project 'to make UK world leader'

Friday, August 1st 2014, 6:04

A project aiming to revolutionise medicine by unlocking the secrets of DNA is under way in centres across England.
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Ukraine crisis creates UK tensions

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 21:30
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine crisis creating high-level UK tensions
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Hat-trick of golds for England gymnasts

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 19:33

England gymnasts Max Whitlock and Claudia Fragapane both win their third Commonwealth Games gold medals in Glasgow.
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'Concern' over one in five prisons

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 18:37

The performance of more than a fifth of prisons in England and Wales is "of concern", a government body says.
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Cook relieved by England victory

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 14:39
related countries: India India

Alastair Cook says the win over India in the third Test has eased the pressure on him to resign as England captain.
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UK border staff 'not ready' for Ebola

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 12:52

Immigration and customs staff feel unprepared to deal with people arriving in the UK with suspected cases of the Ebola virus, a union leader warns.
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England win to level India series

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 12:16
related countries: India India
related places: Southampton

England wrap up a 266-run victory over India in the third Test at Southampton to level the series at 1-1.
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Pooley denied time trial gold medal

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 11:19
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England's Emma Pooley wins silver in the women's cycling time trial at Glasgow 2014 as New Zealand's Linda Villumsen takes gold.
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Warm weather hits British Gas profit

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 6:37

British Gas and owner Centrica report a sharp drop in profits for the first half of the year due to warmer weather.
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City of Culture boss appointed

Thursday, July 31st 2014, 1:25

The man behind the London 2012 Olympic ceremonies is chosen to deliver Hull's City of Culture programme in 2017.
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Rutherford wins Commonwealth gold

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 21:44
related places: London

Greg Rutherford adds Commonwealth gold to his Olympics long jump title as England move top of the medal table in Glasgow.
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NHS 'can deal with' UK Ebola threat

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 21:20

The Ebola virus poses a threat to the UK but health services here have the experience to deal with it, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.
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Bankers given stricter bonus rules

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 12:26

The Bank of England unveils plans which may see badly-performing bankers return bonuses up to seven years after being awarded them.
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France evacuates expats from Libya

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 11:16
related countries: France France, Libya Libya

The French government says it has evacuated French and British nationals from Libya, as battles rage between government forces and militias.
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UK to allow driverless cars on roads

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 10:29

The UK government says it plans to allow driverless cars on public roads in January, and asks cities to compete to host one of three trials.
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AIB returns to profit after bail out

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 8:49
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Allied Irish Bank (AIB), the parent firm of Northern Ireland's First Trust bank, returns to profit for the first time since the financial crash.
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Secret Cinema to begin one week late

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 8:18
related places: Back, London

Secret Cinema's screenings of Back to the Future are to begin in London on Thursday after the opening week was cancelled.
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HSBC closes some Muslims' accounts

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 4:00

HSBC bank writes to Finsbury Park Mosque and other Muslim organisations around the UK giving them notice their accounts will be closed.
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Airline sued over pilot abuse claims

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 23:40

British Airways is to be sued for damages over claims one of its pilots sexually abused children in African schools and orphanages.
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Home nations win three golds in pool

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 21:59
related places: Glasgow

England's Ben Proud and the 4x100m medley team win Commonwealth Games gold in Glasgow, as does Wales' Georgia Davies.
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England's Sharman & Samuel win silvers

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 20:35

England's Will Sharman wins silver in the 110m hurdles, and team-mate Laura Samuel does likewise in the triple jump.
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England make India batsmen struggle

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 19:21
related countries: India India
related places: Southampton

James Anderson and Stuart Broad help England continue to dominate India on day three of the third Test at Southampton.
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MH17 parents 'angry and frustrated'

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 19:15
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

The parents of one of the MH17 crash victims say after meeting David Cameron they are "angry and frustrated" at not knowing what has happened to their son's body.
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Government ends prison guitar ban

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 16:21

A ban on steel-string guitars in prison cells in England and Wales is reversed after a campaign by rock stars including Billy Bragg and Johnny Marr.
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Briton held in biker gang drug probe

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 16:00
related countries: Australia Australia

A British man and four members of the Australia Rebels Motorcycle Club are held over an alleged £11m (A$20m) drugs plot.
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Barkley signs new Everton deal

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 15:42
related places: Everton

Everton's England international midfielder Ross Barkley signs a four-year contract extension at Goodison Park.
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Migration changes 'to put UK first'

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 15:16

A series of changes to restrict benefits to some EU migrants is unveiled as David Cameron warns people who are in the UK illegally "we will find you, we will send you home".
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Apes continue reign in UK cinemas

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 14:18
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has easily held on to the top spot in the UK and Ireland box office in its second week of release.
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Anderson 'stellar' in Streetcar

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 10:36
related places: London

Critics say Gillian Anderson gives the performance of her career in A Streetcar Named Desire at London's Young Vic.
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Gherkin skyscraper put up for sale

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 9:56
related countries: China China, United States United States
related places: London

London's Gherkin skyscraper is put up for sale, with interest expected from Chinese, other Asian, and US buyers.
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Moeen warned by ICC over wristbands

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 9:33
related countries: India India

England batsman Moeen Ali is warned by the match referee not to wear pro-Gaza wristbands again in the third Test against India.
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VIDEO: British dancer returns from Russia

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 9:02
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Covent Garden

A dancer from Hull who became the first British dancer to be employed by the Mariinsky Ballet in Russia returns to the UK to perform with the company at Covent Garden.
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Diesels 'face £10 pollution charge'

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 8:30
related places: London

Plans to charge drivers of diesel cars £10 to drive into central London are being considered, it is reported.
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Gold medal record for Scotland

Monday, July 28th 2014, 22:28
related places: Glasgow

Scotland have 13 gold medals after earlier eclipsing their record haul for Commonwealth Games.
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Stunning Okagbare storms to 100m gold

Monday, July 28th 2014, 22:03

Blessing Okagbare takes the gold in the women's 100m while England's Asha Philips produces a personal best to finish fourth.
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PM urges 'prompt' Russia sanctions

Monday, July 28th 2014, 20:57
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

David Cameron says he and fellow European leaders agree that "strong" economic sanctions should be imposed on Russia as soon as possible.
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Beauty spots still at fracking 'risk'

Monday, July 28th 2014, 18:15

Government guidance that fracking licences can only be issued for beauty spots in "exceptional circumstances" receives a mixed response from campaigners.
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Bell & Buttler put England on top

Monday, July 28th 2014, 17:48
related countries: India India

Ian Bell stars with a superb 167 as England take control of the third Test against India on day two, declaring on 569-7.
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UK 'battle group' to go to Poland

Monday, July 28th 2014, 17:18
related countries: Poland Poland, Ukraine Ukraine

The UK is to send 1,350 personnel to Poland for exercises as part of a Nato initiative amid tensions in Ukraine, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon says.
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Rain, hail and lightning cause chaos

Monday, July 28th 2014, 14:47

Lightning strikes, hail, torrential rain and flash flooding cause homes to be evacuated and bring road and rail transport to a standstill.
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Cheryl Cole lands UK chart topper

Sunday, July 27th 2014, 18:09

Cheryl Cole lands the fourth solo chart topper of her career, becoming only the third British female to achieve the feat.
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Trott wins cycling gold for England

Sunday, July 27th 2014, 17:25

England's Laura Trott wins gold in the women's points race, with Wales' Elinor Barker claiming silver.
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England's Gemili fastest in 100m heats

Sunday, July 27th 2014, 14:49

England's Adam Gemili records the fastest time in the men's 100m heats to qualify for Monday's semi-finals.
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Bolt arrives to light up Glasgow

Saturday, July 26th 2014, 20:03
related places: Glasgow

Usain Bolt touches down in Scotland to give the Commonwealth games a welcome dose of razzmatazz.
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Kidnapped Briton freed in Yemen

Saturday, July 26th 2014, 18:48
related countries: Yemen Yemen

A British teacher who was kidnapped in Yemeni capital Sanaa in February has been released safely, the UK Foreign Office says.
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England's Halsall takes shock gold

Saturday, July 26th 2014, 18:29
related places: Halsall

England's Fran Halsall produces a shock to take gold in the Commonwealth Games 50m freestyle.
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Jadeja fine hurtful to India - Dhoni

Saturday, July 26th 2014, 16:51
related countries: India India

India are 'very hurt' by Ravindra Jadeja's fine for an altercation with England's Jimmy Anderson, says captain Mahendra Dhoni.
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Cook should resign, says Pietersen

Saturday, July 26th 2014, 14:00

Kevin Pietersen says England captain Alastair Cook should resign as he "does not have the tactical brain to lead the side".
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English councils propose 'Tesco tax'

Saturday, July 26th 2014, 13:30

A group of local councils in England is formally asking the government for new powers to tax large supermarkets, a plan dubbed the "Tesco tax".
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