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Conservatives win Newark by-election

Friday, June 6th 2014, 8:06

The Conservatives see off a challenge from UKIP to win the Newark by-election with a majority of more than 7,000.
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Injured Care out of England opener

Friday, June 6th 2014, 6:17
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Scrum-half Danny Care is ruled out of England's first Test against New Zealand on Saturday after injuring his shoulder.
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Whitehall chief to probe cabinet row

Friday, June 6th 2014, 3:20

Britain's most senior civil servant is to investigate the row between two senior cabinet ministers over alleged Muslim extremism in schools.
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EU hopeful criticises British press

Friday, June 6th 2014, 1:52

European Commission presidential hopeful Jean-Claude Juncker criticises the British press, saying their attention on him was a "rather desperate move".
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Drop in rape convictions targeted

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 23:39

Measures aimed at improving the conviction rate for rape in courts in England and Wales are launched by the Director of Public Prosecutions.
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Oxlade-Chamberlain positive on World Cup

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 21:15

Injured England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is staying positive over his chances of playing in the World Cup.
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Cotter hands Scots debut to trio

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 17:02
related countries: United States United States

Gordon Reid, Finn Russell and Blair Cowan are given debuts in Vern Cotter's first Scotland line-up against USA.
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Obama backs 'strong and united' UK

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 16:43
related countries: United States United States

Barack Obama says the interest of the US in the Scottish independence referendum issue is to ensure it retains a "strong, robust, united and effective partner".
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Russian YBA exhibition cancelled

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 11:03
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

A retrospective of the Young British Artists movement, set to be held in Russia, is called off because of a lack of funding - amid international tensions over Ukraine.
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Bank keeps UK rates on hold at 0.5%

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 11:00

UK interest rates are kept on hold at the record low of 0.5% for another month by the Bank of England.
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Pirlo could destroy England - Scholes

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 10:55
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Scholes

Paul Scholes says England cannot afford to underestimate Andrea Pirlo again when they take on Italy in their World Cup opener.
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VIDEO: Chuck Hagel: Full BBC interview

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 10:29
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel gives an interview with the BBC's Katty Kay speaking about the crisis in Ukraine, defence budgets and Scottish Independence.
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England pick Jordan, Robson & Moeen

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 10:08
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England name uncapped trio Chris Jordan, Sam Robson and Moeen Ali in their squad for the first Test against Sri Lanka.
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Ecuador 2-2 England

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 21:29
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

Raheem Sterling is sent off and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is injured as England are held to a 2-2 draw by Ecuador in Miami.
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Netherlands 2-0 Wales

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 20:43
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Amsterdam

Arjen Robben scores one goal and sets up Jeremain Lens for a second as the Netherlands beat Wales in Amsterdam.
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'England v Sri Lanka now has needle'

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 20:23
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England's Ravi Bopara says Sri Lanka's controversial run-out of Jos Buttler gives the forthcoming Test series extra "needle".
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GSK agrees $105m US settlement

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 17:03
related countries: United States United States

UK drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline agrees a $105m settlement with 44 US states over allegations it mis-promoted three drugs including asthma medication Advair.
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Company loses bid for Marley rights

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 17:01
related places: London

A music company loses the rights to 13 Bob Marley songs after a court battle in London.
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RA's 'sprawling' Summer Exhibition

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 16:21
related places: London

Works of particular interest from this year's sprawling 1,200-piece Summer Exhibition at London's Royal Academy.
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Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 13:59
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann begin using ground-penetrating radar equipment on scrubland in the Algarve.
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England practising penalties 'a lot'

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 10:23

Captain Steven Gerrard says England are practising penalties "a lot" but will not become obsessed with World Cup shootouts.
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Malaysia backpacker police find body

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 10:20
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

A body is found in the hunt for British backpacker Gareth Huntley who went missing while trekking on a Malaysian island.
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UK services sector expands in May

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 9:30

The UK's dominant services sector grows at a faster rate than expected in May, while employment in the sector stayed at a 17-year high recorded in April, a survey shows.
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One dead after car and bus collide

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 8:57
related places: Clapton, London

A man dies and 13 people are injured - one critically - following a collision between a car and a night bus in Clapton, east London, police say.
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Sri Lanka defend Buttler run-out

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 5:48
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews defends the controversial run-out of England's Jos Buttler in the ODI decider at Edgbaston.
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Independence fiscal forecast updated

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 23:22

An independent Scotland could face bigger spending cuts and higher tax rises than previously predicted, according to latest update from the IFS.
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Sri Lanka clinch one-day series

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 22:06
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Edgbaston

Sri Lanka secure a controversial victory against England to clinch the one-day series 3-2 at Edgbaston.
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Lampard expects to end England career

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 18:58
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

England midfielder Frank Lampard says he is likely to retire from international duty after the World Cup in Brazil.
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Kenya probes 'White Widow' sighting

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 16:31
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya is investigating reports that British terror suspect Samantha Lewthwaite - known as the "White Widow" - has been sighted in the country.
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Gloucester sign Wales back Hook

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 16:03
related countries: France France
related places: Hook, Perpignan

Gloucester sign 75-cap Wales back James Hook on an undisclosed-length deal from relegated French Top 14 side Perpignan.
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Pakistan party leader held in London

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 15:49
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: London

Police in the UK arrest Pakistan's powerful MQM leader Altaf Hussain on suspicion of money laundering as his party calls for calm.
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VIDEO: Pakistan's MQM leader arrested in UK

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 14:09
related places: London

Officers are searching a residential address in north-west London where they say a 60-year-old thought to be exiled MQM leader Altaf Hussain was detained
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EU urges UK to overhaul council tax

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 13:23

The European Commission says the UK should raise taxes on higher value properties, build more homes and adjust the Help to Buy scheme to help boost growth.
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Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 12:40

British police officers with sniffer dogs have been exploring a cordoned-off area of land as part of their investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
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Staff leave Sierra Leone over Ebola

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 10:28
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

British firm London Mining announces the departure of some staff from Sierra Leone following an Ebola virus outbreak in the west African country.
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Madeleine police use sniffer dogs

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 10:25

British police officers with sniffer dogs explore a cordoned-off area of land as part of their investigation into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.
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Lampard announces Chelsea departure

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 8:40
related places: Chelsea, Stamford Bridge

Chelsea and England midfielder Frank Lampard will leave Stamford Bridge after 13 years at the Premier League club.
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NZ's Read out of first England Test

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 7:41
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Auckland

New Zealand forward Kieran Read is ruled out of the first Test against England in Auckland after concussion.
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Blair urges Europe to 'reconnect'

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 18:52

The UK must help the EU to change rather than just focusing on renegotiating its own membership terms, Tony Blair says.
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Russian sought in cybercrime sting

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 18:39

The US has charged a Russian man with being behind a major cybercrime operation that affected individuals and businesses worldwide.
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Murray into French Open last eight

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 17:44
related countries: France France, Spain Spain

Britain's Andy Murray beats Fernando Verdasco of Spain in straight sets to reach the French Open quarter-finals.
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Rape 'routine' in DR Congo prisons

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 14:23
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

Security officials "routinely" rape women in prisons in the Democratic Republic of Congo as punishment for their political activities, a UK-based charity says.
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IPCC to investigate Lawrence police

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 12:52

Claims of "discreditable conduct" by Metropolitan Police officers after the murder of teenager Stephen Lawrence are to be investigated by the police watchdog.
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Lambert completes £4m Liverpool move

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 12:03
related places: Liverpool, Southampton

England striker Rickie Lambert joins Liverpool from Southampton for a fee of about £4m after completing a medical.
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UK manufacturing recovery continues

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 11:01

The UK's manufacturing sector continued to enjoy strong growth in May, a closely-watched survey indicates.
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Saints prop Waller gets England call

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 9:54
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Northampton

England name Northampton's Alex Waller among 16 additions to their squad for this month's tour of New Zealand.
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Search for missing Briton stepped up

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 2:37
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Some 100 rescuers join the search for Gareth Huntley after his family criticised the Malaysians' earlier efforts and called on David Cameron to intervene.
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Tories to launch devolution plans

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 23:03

Scottish Conservatives will advocate "real accountability" for the Scottish Parliament if the country rejects independence, according to Ruth Davidson.
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Hodgson tells players to sing anthem

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 21:32

England manager Roy Hodgson expects all of his players to show their pride by singing the national anthem at the World Cup.
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UK's 'EU quit warning' on president

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 20:58
related countries: Germany Germany

German magazine Der Spiegel says PM David Cameron warned the UK could leave the EU if Jean-Claude Juncker became president.
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Warming 'to increase severe floods'

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 18:51

Global warming will lead to a significant increase in extreme summer downpours and flash floods in the UK, a study suggests.
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Police name Borders rally crash dead

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 17:17

The police name three people who died at a motor rally in the Scottish Borders, who were all from near Glasgow.
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Three killed at Scottish car rally

Sunday, June 1st 2014, 7:25

Three people are killed and six injured after cars collide with spectators in two separate incidents at the Jim Clark Rally in Scotland on Saturday.
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McDonnell wins WBA bantamweight title

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 19:21

Britain's Jamie McDonnell claims the vacant WBA bantamweight title by knocking out Tabtimdaeng Na Rachawat.
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England lose despite Buttler heroics

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 18:51
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Jos Buttler scores a superb hundred but England fall short as Sri Lanka level the one-day series with one game to go.
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Saturday, May 31st 2014, 15:16
related places: Heathrow, London

A 19-year-old man has been arrested at London's Heathrow Airport on suspicion of preparing for acts of terrorism, the Met says.
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Saturday, May 31st 2014, 14:18

Detectives searching for a missing nurse in Bournemouth find a body concealed in a car.
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Jungle search for missing Briton

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 12:40
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia
related places: London

A Malaysian police team arrives on a jungle-covered island to search for a charity volunteer from London who has been missing for four days.
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AUDIO: Brazil's World Cup 'sex tourism'

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 9:41
related countries: Brazil Brazil

England players heading for the World Cup in Brazil are taking part in a high-profile campaign warning travelling fans about the dangers of so-called "sex tourism".
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Row brews over new EU president

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 3:02
related countries: Germany Germany, Luxembourg Luxembourg

Germany's Angela Merkel backs Luxembourg ex-PM Jean-Claude Juncker as EU president, but the UK demands a "lengthy process to find consensus".
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Queen's Baton arrives in England

Saturday, May 31st 2014, 2:39
related places: Manchester

The Queen's Baton arrives in Manchester later, the host city of the 2002 Commonwealth Games.
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Liverpool make £25m bid for Lallana

Friday, May 30th 2014, 23:09
related places: Southampton

Liverpool make a final offer of £25m for Southampton captain Adam Lallana and want to complete the deal swiftly.
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We will peak for Italy - Gerrard

Friday, May 30th 2014, 22:50
related countries: Italy Italy, Peru Peru

Steven Gerrard says England will be in peak condition for their World Cup opener against Italy after victory over Peru.
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Pietersen 'attitude' apology from ECB

Friday, May 30th 2014, 22:09

The England and Wales Cricket Board and its managing director apologise to Kevin Pietersen following criticism of his attitude during the Ashes.
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Welsh pubs can open late for England

Friday, May 30th 2014, 20:10

Pubs in Wales will be able to stay open late for England games during the World Cup.
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Businesses hail brighter UK economy

Friday, May 30th 2014, 7:12

The UK economy is in good health according to studies from two major business lobby groups, the CBI and the British Chambers of Commerce.
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New NHS boss backs smaller hospitals

Friday, May 30th 2014, 6:38

Smaller community hospitals should play a bigger role especially in the care of older patients, the new head of the NHS in England says.
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Gerrard backs Rooney after criticism

Friday, May 30th 2014, 5:28

England captain Steven Gerrard defends Wayne Rooney after the striker faced criticism from ex-team-mate Paul Scholes.
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Blood pressure advances save lives

Friday, May 30th 2014, 0:13

Improved treatment of blood pressure has prevented hundreds of thousands of heart attacks, strokes and deaths in England, say doctors.
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Rise in child emotional abuse calls

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 23:16

The number of child emotional abuse cases referred to police and children's services from the NSPCC's UK helpline has risen by 47%, the charity says.
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Hamilton gets NI's top police job

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 17:17
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

The Police Service of Northern Ireland's new chief constable is to be George Hamilton, who will replace Matt Baggott.
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Hodgson impressed with England form

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 17:09

England manager Roy Hodgson wants to "bottle" the standard of his team's training performances for the World Cup.
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BBC dramas up for 14 US TV awards

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 16:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Luther, Time, Sherlock

Sherlock, Luther, Burton & Taylor and An Adventure in Time and Space are among the British nominations at this year's Critics' Choice Television Awards.
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UK opposes 'yet more money' for EU

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 11:27

The UK Treasury says the European Commission should not be asking for "yet more money" from EU member states.
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Help to Buy supports 7,313 sales

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 10:18

Some 7,313 homes have been sold so far in the UK under the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme, the Treasury says.
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England 'should play like Liverpool'

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 9:36
related places: Liverpool

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes says England should emulate Liverpool's attacking "swagger" at the World Cup.
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Education changes 'could cost more'

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 4:12

College and university education in England could cost the public more than the old system despite a tripling in tuition fees, a union leader says.
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30s and 40s film archive completed

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 2:08

The British Council Film Collection, showing snapshots of typical life in Britain in the 1930s and 1940s, loads a final series of movies into its online archive.
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Portraying a mass murderer on stage

Thursday, May 29th 2014, 1:43
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: London

Cast of a London play visit South African state killer in prison
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Nigeria 2-2 Scotland

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 20:55
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Uche Nwofor's late strike denies Scotland victory against World Cup-bound Nigeria at Craven Cottage.
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Scottish plastic bag charge approved

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 18:48

New regulations to introduce a charge for single-use carrier bags are approved by the Scottish parliament.
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England rout Sri Lanka by 10 wickets

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 16:44
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England win the third one-day international by 10 wickets after bowling Sri Lanka out for 67 at Old Trafford.
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Rare Botticelli drawing to be sold

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 16:24
related places: London

A rare Botticelli drawing is to be sold at a London auction in July - the first such drawing by the artist to be sold for a century.
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India name Gambhir for England tour

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 14:45
related countries: India India

India recall opening batsman Gautam Gambhir for this summer's five-Test tour of England, yet Zaheer Khan misses out.
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Suarez says he will be fit - Johnson

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 12:31
related countries: Uruguay Uruguay
related places: Liverpool

Glen Johnson says Liverpool team-mate and Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has told him he will be fit to face England at the World Cup.
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Rivals row over richer Scots claims

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 11:31

Competing claims about the costs and benefits of Scottish independence are set out by the Scottish and UK governments
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Hansen questions timing of tour

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 11:15
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says England's three-Test series against New Zealand should have been rescheduled to July.
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Etzebeth doubtful for June Tests

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 9:19
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Lock Eben Etzebeth is unlikely to be available for South Africa's Tests against Wales and Scotland because of injury.
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House prices will face 'correction'

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 9:18
related places: London

Nationwide building society warns the London housing market may be facing a "natural correction" as it reports its best ever annual results.
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Jagielka frustrated by Terry talk

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 8:59

Everton defender Phil Jagielka says he dislikes hearing speculation about a potential England return for John Terry.
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Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 6:41

Nearly a third of people in Britain admit being racially prejudiced, research suggests.
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Afghan Notebook: Kabul to Calais

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 3:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Afghans risking it all to reach Britain
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'Lose a little' advice on obesity

Wednesday, May 28th 2014, 0:52

New weight loss guidelines for the NHS in England will advise people that they should "lose a little and keep it off" for life.
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Glaxo investigated by UK fraud body

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 22:07

British drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline is being investigated by the UK's Serious Fraud Office over its "commercial practices".
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Harris denies 'ludicrous' claims

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 17:25
related places: London

TV entertainer Rolf Harris testifies for the first time at his indecent assault trial and denies a string of allegations involving four girls.
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Lloyds Bank announces TSB flotation

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 12:42

Lloyds announces plans to float a 25% stake in its TSB business on the stock market, with small investors being offered free shares in the bank.
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Jones steps up recovery from injury

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 11:56

England defender Phil Jones increases his involvement in training on Tuesday as he continues his recovery from a shoulder injury.
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Watson advances to second round

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 11:16
related countries: France France

Britain's Heather Watson moves into the French Open second round with a 6-3 6-4 win over Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.
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UK mortgage approvals fall again

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 10:25

The number of mortgages being approved by High Street banks fell in April for the third month running, according to the British Bankers' Association.
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Speculation won't distract me - Lallana

Tuesday, May 27th 2014, 7:21

Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana says he will not be distracted by speculation over his future while on England duty.
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