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Calais mayor threatens to block port

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 4:16
related countries: France France
related places: Calais

The mayor of the French city of Calais threatens to block the port unless Britain does more to control the rising number of illegal migrants.
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UK in £3.5bn armoured vehicle deal

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 1:39

The Ministry of Defence is set to sign a £3.5bn deal for nearly 600 new armoured vehicles ahead of the Nato summit in Wales, which starts on Thursday.
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Credit Suisse investigating traders

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 1:13
related places: London

Credit Suisse is investigating two of its traders in London over allegations of misconduct.
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UK moves up global economic ranking

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 23:01

The UK edges up the World Economic Forum's worldwide rankings, but the group warns that the health of the global economy is at risk.
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Murray ready for Djokovic challenge

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 22:19
related countries: United States United States

Britain's Andy Murray is relishing the prospect of facing world number one Novak Djokovic in a US Open night session.
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Ashya's parents freed from prison

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 20:54
related countries: Spain Spain

The parents of Ashya King are released from prison in Spain after UK prosecutors withdrew a European arrest warrant.
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Cook will not quit as ODI skipper

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 17:28
related countries: India India

Alastair Cook says he will not stand down as England one-day captain despite the series defeat by India.
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India humble England to win series

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 15:45
related countries: India India
related places: Edgbaston

India send England to a humiliating nine-wicket defeat to win the fourth one-day international at Edgbaston and the series 3-0.
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Aston Martin appoints new chief

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 10:59

UK luxury carmaker Aston Martin hires senior Nissan executive Andy Palmer as its new chief executive.
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UK activist's Thailand trial begins

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 10:48
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A UK activist who campaigns for better labour conditions goes on trial in Thailand charged with criminal defamation.
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Boris Island airport plan 'not dead'

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 8:20

Mayor of London Boris Johnson says plans for an airport in the Thames Estuary, dubbed "Boris Island", are not dead despite a commission looking into the UK's airport needs rejecting the idea.
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Clegg defends UK terror response

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 8:20

The UK can take action to stop British jihadists re-entering the country without flouting the law, Nick Clegg insists.
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'Difficulties' with anti-terror plans

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 7:03

There are "significant difficulties" with preventing British-born terror suspects from re-entering the country, the reviewer of terror laws says.
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Arsenal sign Welbeck from Man Utd

Tuesday, September 2nd 2014, 0:13

Arsenal sign Manchester United and England forward Danny Welbeck on a "long-term" deal for £16m.
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China accuses MPs of 'interference'

Monday, September 1st 2014, 22:38
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Chinese authorities have accused British MPs of interfering in Hong Kong's affairs by investigating tensions there, Newsnight learns.
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Murray beats Tsonga to reach quarters

Monday, September 1st 2014, 21:24
related countries: United States United States

Britain's Andy Murray beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5 7-5 6-4 to book a US Open quarter-final against Novak Djokovic.
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PM outlines new anti-terror plans

Monday, September 1st 2014, 21:03
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

New powers are needed to seize the passports of terrorist suspects and stop British jihadists from returning to the UK, David Cameron says.
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Shot TV host was to face grand jury

Monday, September 1st 2014, 17:57
related countries: United States United States

A British talk show host who was shot dead in the United States was due to appear before a grand jury on the day he was killed, it is revealed.
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Nato plans rapid response force

Monday, September 1st 2014, 15:28
related countries: Russia Russia

Nato is to approve a rapid response force at a summit in Wales this week to deter any Russian threat to Eastern European members, the alliance's chief says.
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VIDEO: PM outlines passport seizure powers

Monday, September 1st 2014, 15:21

The police are to be given new powers to seize the passports of terrorist suspects and stop British jihadists from returning to the UK, David Cameron has said.
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Moores defends Cook's one-day role

Monday, September 1st 2014, 14:39

England coach Peter Moores says skipper Alastair Cook can be an influential one-day batsman, after criticism of his scoring rate.
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VIDEO: Ashya King's parents in Madrid court

Monday, September 1st 2014, 13:04
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid

The parents of Ashya King are expected to appear in a court in Madrid in Spain on Monday morning. The five-year-old was taken from hospital in the UK against medical advice.
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Woodford sells HSBC over fine fears

Monday, September 1st 2014, 10:25

One of the UK's most high-profile fund managers, Neil Woodford, says he decided to sell his holding in HSBC because he is worried about "fine inflation".
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Airport expansion 'critical' for UK

Monday, September 1st 2014, 9:45

A single, larger hub airport where passengers can transfer to a range of destinations - is "critical" to the UK's long-term economic growth, says the CBI.
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Pupils begin 'tough' new curriculum

Monday, September 1st 2014, 8:14

Teaching of a "tough" new national curriculum begins in England as children return to school this week.
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UK manufacturing growth 'slows'

Monday, September 1st 2014, 7:50

UK manufacturing body the EEF trims its growth forecast for the sector after its members report a slowdown in both orders and output.
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End in sight for WW1 War Horse ride

Monday, September 1st 2014, 4:40
related countries: France France
related places: Nery

The War Horse Ride - commemorating the part played by British and French cavalry during World War One - is due to end in the French town of Nery.
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How Britain and Poland came to be intertwined

Sunday, August 31st 2014, 23:13
related countries: Poland Poland

Does the UK still feel a sense of obligation towards Poles?
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Sunday, August 31st 2014, 19:46

Police say they will not apologise for the way they conducted a search for a five-year-old boy with a brain tumour, who was taken from a UK hospital by his parents against medical advice.
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Marquez wins British MotoGP thriller

Sunday, August 31st 2014, 14:50
related places: Silverstone

World champion and championship leader Marc Marquez makes it 11 wins in 12 with victory at the British MotoGP at Silverstone.
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UK businesses 'want new EU deal'

Sunday, August 31st 2014, 13:58

Most British businesses want the UK to renegotiate its relationship with the EU, according to a British Chambers of Commerce survey.
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Dundee 1-1 Celtic

Sunday, August 31st 2014, 13:28
related places: Dundee

Leigh Griffiths comes off the bench to secure a Scottish Premiership draw for Celtic against Dundee at Dens Park.
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PM may block return of UK jihadists

Sunday, August 31st 2014, 12:29
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

British-born jihadists in Iraq and Syria could be temporarily banned from returning to the UK under new plans being considered by the government, the BBC understands.
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'Urgent' call for obesity taskforce

Sunday, August 31st 2014, 7:41

Doctors' leaders are calling for an emergency taskforce to be set up to tackle childhood obesity in England.
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Original Jethro Tull bassist dies

Sunday, August 31st 2014, 2:33

Bassist Glenn Cornick, a founding member of the British rock band Jethro Tull who played on their biggest hits, has died at his home in Hawaii.
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Cameron welcomes EU chief's pledge

Sunday, August 31st 2014, 1:41

David Cameron welcomes a commitment by Donald Tusk, the new president of the European Council, to reach a deal with the UK on EU reform.
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Costa must learn respect - Martinez

Saturday, August 30th 2014, 21:45
related places: Chelsea

Everton boss Roberto Martinez says Chelsea's Diego Costa must learn the "ethics" of British football after the Toffees' 6-3 defeat.
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Cook defends England's ODI approach

Saturday, August 30th 2014, 19:01
related countries: India India

England captain Alastair Cook defends his team's tactics after a second successive heavy defeat in the one-day series with India.
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PM warns of terror threat to Europe

Saturday, August 30th 2014, 18:20

The terrorist threat posed by Islamist extremists is as much a concern for countries in mainland Europe as it is for the UK, David Cameron says.
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India beat England to take 2-0 lead

Saturday, August 30th 2014, 16:56
related countries: India India

India beat England by six wickets at Trent Bridge to take a 2-0 lead in the one-day series with two games left.
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George Galloway attacked on street

Saturday, August 30th 2014, 1:29
related places: London

George Galloway has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken jaw after he was attacked on a London street, his spokesman says.
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UK's terror threat level raised

Friday, August 29th 2014, 18:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

The UK's terror threat level is raised from "substantial" to "severe" in response to conflicts in Iraq and Syria, the government announces.
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UK online series to air on Oprah

Friday, August 29th 2014, 13:14

A web series about young people with special needs will air on Oprah Winfrey's network after backing from Game of Thrones producers.
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The odd objects looted from Washington DC in 1814

Friday, August 29th 2014, 0:35
related places: Washington

The odd objects looted by the British from Washington in 1814
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Diana's Bake Off exit announced

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 23:10

Great British Bake Off contestant Diana Beard has left the show, but the BBC says her exit was due to illness, not a controversy over the latest episode.
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New hospital food rules introduced

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 23:01

Hospitals in England will be expected to provide a higher standard of food under new rules being introduced by the government.
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GB women break 4x100m relay record

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 19:59

Britain's women break the national 4x100m record while James Dasaolu comes third in the 100m at the Zurich Diamond League.
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'Significant' rise in migration to UK

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 17:52
related places: March

There has been a "significant" increase in net migration into the UK, which reached 243,000 in the 12 months to March, government statisticians say.
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Tory MP Carswell defects to UKIP

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 16:47
related countries: Isle of Man Isle of Man

Tory MP Douglas Carswell has defected to the UK Independence Party - and says he will seek re-election in Clacton at a by-election.
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Bake Off contestant 'stitched up'

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 13:13

The Great British Bake Off contestant blamed by some for another's exit claims to have been "stitched up" by the way the BBC One programme was edited.
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Rooney named new England captain

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 12:18

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is named the new England captain by manager Roy Hodgson.
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Deutsche Bank in mis-reporting fine

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 11:12
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's Deutsche Bank is fined £4.7m by UK regulators for inaccurately reporting transactions between November 2007 and April 2013.
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UK Jews and Muslims issue peace call

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 5:59

The Jewish Board of Deputies and Muslim Council of Britain issue an unprecedented joint statement calling for peace and condemning prejudice.
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PM: UK 'supports million Scots jobs'

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 5:11

The prime minister is to tell business leaders that the UK is "an economy of opportunity" which supports one million Scottish jobs.
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Chambers poised for England call

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 22:49

Arsenal's Calum Chambers is set to be one of several new additions to Roy Hodgson's England squad on Thursday.
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Cook angry about Swann's criticism

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 20:55

Alastair Cook calls Graeme Swann a "so-called friend" after the ex-spinner said he should quit as England one-day captain.
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Arrest over politician's murder

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 14:18
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: London

A second man is arrested over the murder of an exiled Pakistani politician who was attacked on his way home from work in London.
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Hodgson set to name England captain

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 13:00

Roy Hodgson is set to announce his new England captain on Thursday - with Wayne Rooney favourite for the role.
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Met chief backs 'new control orders'

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 12:57
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

Measures similar to control orders should be re-introduced to tackle the threat from Britons who fight with militants in Syria and Iraq, the UK's most senior police officer has said.
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VIDEO: Scottish firms question 'Yes' vote

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 12:57

Over 130 business leaders have written a letter in the Scotsman newspaper saying the case for Scottish Independence "has not been made".
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Johansson's Lucy tops UK box office

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 8:29
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Scarlett Johansson's new sci-fi drama Lucy, directed by Luc Besson, tops the UK and Ireland box office in its opening weekend.
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RBS fined £14.5m over mortgage advice

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 7:30

Royal Bank of Scotland is fined £14.5m by the Financial Conduct Authority for failing to ensure that it gave suitable mortgage advice to customers.
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Fans' delight at Kate Bush comeback

Wednesday, August 27th 2014, 1:27
related places: London

Kate Bush makes her stage comeback at London's Hammersmith Apollo to an ecstatic response from fans at her first live concert for 35 years.
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Primary school places budget squeeze

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 23:11

There are warnings that the rising primary school population in England is putting pressure on budgets and raising fears of "supersize" schools.
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Man Utd sign Di Maria for £59.7m

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 19:16
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Spain Spain

Manchester United sign Argentina winger Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for a British record transfer fee of £59.7m.
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UK Ebola patient gets test drug

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 16:25

The British volunteer nurse William Pooley, who contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone, has been given the experimental drug ZMapp.
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Boris Johnson confirms target seat

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 15:15
related places: Uxbridge

London Mayor Boris Johnson is seeking to become the Conservative candidate for Uxbridge and South Ruislip at the 2015 general election.
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Lampard retires from England duty

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 13:16

Frank Lampard announces his England retirement after winning 106 international caps.
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Juncker wants women for top EU jobs

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 12:18

Jean-Claude Juncker tells EU leaders to pick more women for his top team but UK still hopes for key role for Lord Hill.
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Anti-terror strategy has 'failed'

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 12:03

A senior figure in the Muslim Council of Britain says one of the government's key counter-terrorism strategies - known as Prevent - has failed.
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Police stop-and-search code launched

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 9:11

Police forces in England and Wales agree to adopt a government code of conduct on the use of their powers to stop and search members of the public.
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Violent clashes at carnival finale

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 8:10
related places: London

Three men are stabbed and two police officers are injured in a series of violent clashes at the Notting Hill carnival in west London.
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UK service sector growth 'slows'

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 7:02

Service sector business growth slowed in the three months to August, a CBI survey indicates, although it says firms are planning "robust" investment.
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Sandhurst and the sheikhs

Monday, August 25th 2014, 23:16

Why do so many Gulf royals receive military training in the UK?
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Salmond and Darling in heated debate

Monday, August 25th 2014, 21:39

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond and Better Together head Alistair Darling clash in a heated final TV debate ahead of next month's independence referendum.
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Family praise Ebola patient's care

Monday, August 25th 2014, 18:51
related places: London

The family of William Pooley, who contracted Ebola while working as a nurse in Sierra Leone, says he is receiving "excellent care" at a London hospital.
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Leaders meet for TV referendum clash

Monday, August 25th 2014, 15:40

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond and pro-Union campaign chief Alistair Darling are to go head-to-head in a second TV debate on independence.
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England won't win World Cup - Swann

Monday, August 25th 2014, 14:09

Graeme Swann says England will not win next year's 50-over World Cup because of their "old-style brand" of cricket.
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Briton begins UK treatment for Ebola

Monday, August 25th 2014, 11:56
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
related places: London

Doctors at a London hospital are treating a British man who contracted the Ebola virus while volunteering as a nurse in Sierra Leone.
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VIDEO: "This is war... this is our life"

Monday, August 25th 2014, 11:13
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: London

As Ukraine celebrated Independence day over the weekend, Sergiy Burnus from 'Euromaidan in London' explained how they were helping the Ukrainian Army fight the Pro-Russian separatists.
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Scots calls for Gordon and McGregor

Monday, August 25th 2014, 10:26
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Gordon

Celtic's Callum McGregor and Craig Gordon are called up to the Scotland squad for the Euro 2016 qualifier with Germany.
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UK's 'most desirable' areas revealed

Sunday, August 24th 2014, 23:01

The most desirable areas in which to live across England, Scotland and Wales are revealed by Royal Mail.
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British Ebola patient back in UK

Sunday, August 24th 2014, 22:17
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

A Briton who contracted the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone has arrived back in the UK on an RAF aircraft, and has been transferred to a London hospital.
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Thousands at Notting Hill Carnival

Sunday, August 24th 2014, 18:10
related places: London

Europe's biggest street festival, the Notting Hill Carnival, attracts hundreds of thousands of revellers on its first day.
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UK 'close' to identifying jihadist

Sunday, August 24th 2014, 17:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

The authorities are "close" to identifying a suspected British jihadist from the footage of the killing of a journalist, the British ambassador to America says.
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Foley killing 'is betrayal of Britain'

Sunday, August 24th 2014, 13:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: English

The killing of a US journalist by an Islamic militant who could be from the UK is a "betrayal of everything British people stand for", the foreign secretary says.
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Hales set for England 50-over debut

Sunday, August 24th 2014, 13:39
related countries: India India

England captain Alastair Cook confirms Alex Hales will make his 50-over international debut against India on Monday.
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UK Ebola patient assessed in Africa

Sunday, August 24th 2014, 12:21
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

A British national who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone is given medical assistance there, amid reports they could be flown back to Britain.
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Oldest book prize winners unveiled

Saturday, August 23rd 2014, 18:50

A novel inspired by the daily toil of a shepherdess and a biography of a Booker prize-winning author win the UK's oldest literary awards.
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Briton in Sierra Leone 'has Ebola'

Saturday, August 23rd 2014, 18:37
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

A British national living in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the Ebola virus, the Department of Health says.
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Brownlee brothers complete one-two

Saturday, August 23rd 2014, 12:34
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: Stockholm

Britain's Jonathan Brownlee edges out older brother Alistair to win the Stockholm stage of ITU World Series.
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Hospitals told to cut parking charges

Saturday, August 23rd 2014, 1:08

Hospitals in England are told to cut the cost of parking for certain groups under new government guidelines.
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VIDEO: What are options in fight against IS?

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 21:41
related countries: Syria Syria

As Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond announces Britain will not work with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the battle against Islamic State extremists, the BBC's Jeremy Bowen reports on the options in the fight against the IS regime.
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Emily Watson to star in 7/7 drama

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 16:51

Actress Emily Watson is to star in a BBC drama about a woman struggling to come to terms with the death of her daughter in the London 7/7 bombings.
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UK won't work with Assad - Hammond

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 14:52
related countries: Syria Syria

Britain will not work with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the battle against Islamic State extremists, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.
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Channel 4 boss voices US buyout fears

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 13:35
related countries: United States United States

The purchase of parts of UK TV by US media companies poses a risk to innovation and risk-taking, the head of Channel 4 suggests.
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HSBC boss in 'capital flight' claim

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 10:28

Uncertainty over an independent Scotland's currency could lead to "capital flight" from the country, the chairman of HSBC claims.
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Scots folk singer Jean Redpath dies

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 8:41

The Scottish singer and champion of folk music Jean Redpath dies at the age of 77 in an Arizona hospice.
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LSE rights issue to raise almost £1bn

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 8:03
related countries: United States United States

The London Stock Exchange is raising £938m in a shareholders rights issue to help fund a £1.6bn US acquisition.
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Briton Ward one match from US Open

Friday, August 22nd 2014, 6:03
related countries: United States United States

British number two James Ward is one match away from the US Open main draw after a 6-4 6-4 win over Vincent Millot.
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