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Root century sets up England ODI win

Friday, September 5th 2014, 17:17
related countries: India India

Joe Root hits 113 as England beat India by 41 runs in the final one-day international, with the tourists winning the series 3-1.
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Calais migrants in rights protest

Friday, September 5th 2014, 16:48

Migrants in Calais take part in a protest asking for human rights protection after concerns grow about the number attempting to reach the UK.
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UK pledges 1,000 troops to Nato

Friday, September 5th 2014, 16:13
related places: Newport

The UK will contribute 1,000 personnel to a new multi-national rapid reaction force, David Cameron tells the Nato summit in Newport.
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England's Sturridge sent for scan

Friday, September 5th 2014, 14:43

England striker Daniel Sturridge is sent for a scan after he was injured during a training session on Friday.
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New sex abuse inquiry chief is named

Friday, September 5th 2014, 11:58

Lord Mayor of London Fiona Woolf replaces Lady Butler-Sloss as head of a government inquiry into historical child abuse.
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Police shoot knife-wielding man dead

Friday, September 5th 2014, 8:53
related places: Islington, London

Police shoot dead a 40-year-old man who broke into a house and threatened a woman with a knife in Islington, north London.
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Hodgson defends England outburst

Friday, September 5th 2014, 8:10
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Wembley

England manager Roy Hodgson defends his angry response to criticism of the performance against Norway at Wembley.
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E-cigarette criticisms 'alarmist'

Friday, September 5th 2014, 6:30

Warnings about e-cigarettes are "alarmist" - and increasing their use could save thousands of lives a year in the UK, researchers say.
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PM warning over terrorist ransoms

Friday, September 5th 2014, 5:48

David Cameron tells fellow leaders at the Nato summit in Newport they should not pay ransoms, as the UK seeks to free a Briton being held hostage.
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Obama leaves Cardiff Nato dinner

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 23:08
related places: Newport

US President Barack Obama leaves Cardiff Castle after a working dinner of world leaders at the end of the first day of the Nato Wales Summit.
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VIDEO: Calais migrants try to storm ferry

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 22:38
related countries: France France
related places: Calais

Scores of illegal migrants in the French port of Calais unsuccessfully tried to force their way onto a ferry bound for England, officials say.
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VIDEO: Tense Ukraine troops turn on cameras

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 22:02
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States
related places: Western

Western countries are preparing to tighten sanctions on Russia over its action in Ukraine, US and British officials say.
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PM 'not ruling out' IS air strikes

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 20:40

David Cameron says he will not rule out air strikes against Islamic State, which is holding a British hostage.
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Nato alliance 'stands with Ukraine'

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 18:27
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Leaders of the Nato military alliance, meeting in Wales, voice further strong backing for Ukraine and call on Russia to pull back its troops.
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VIDEO: Eurotunnel stowaway in woman's car

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 18:10

A stowaway claiming to be an orphan "unfolded himself" from behind the front seat of woman's car after she returned to England through the Channel Tunnel.
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We must learn from India - Moeen

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 15:19
related countries: India India

All-rounder Moeen Ali says England must learn from India's style of play to help turn around their dismal one-day form.
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Nato summit a 'historic moment'

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 15:02
related places: Newport

The eyes of the world are on Wales as the Nato summit begins in Newport bringing together more than 60 heads of state and government.
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UK interest rates again held at 0.5%

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 11:27

The Bank of England holds UK interest rates at a record low of 0.5% for another month.
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Calais migrants try to storm ferry

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 11:00
related countries: France France
related places: Calais

Scores of illegal migrants in the French port of Calais unsuccessfully try to force their way onto a ferry bound for England.
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Two UK researchers 'missing' in Qatar

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 10:54
related countries: Qatar Qatar

The Foreign Office says it is looking into reports two UK men investigating the treatment of migrant workers in Qatar have gone missing in the country.
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Nuclear plants offline until winter

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 10:36

EDF Energy says that four nuclear reactors in the UK that were shut down for safety inspections could stay offline until the end of the year.
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Solve crimes yourself, victims told

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 9:50

Victims of crime are being "encouraged" to investigate offences themselves, an inspection of police forces in England and Wales finds.
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Clooney to direct phone-hacking film

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 8:53

George Clooney is to direct a film about the phone-hacking scandal which led to the closure of British tabloid News of the World.
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England ties 'will not excite fans'

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 7:18
related places: Wembley

Manager Roy Hodgson admits England may continue to play in front of small crowds at Wembley during their Euro 2016 qualifiers.
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Djokovic beats Murray to reach semis

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 6:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York, Murray

World number one Novak Djokovic beats Britain's Andy Murray in four sets to reach the US Open semi-finals in New York.
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CBI forecasts UK growth slowdown

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 23:00

The CBI business lobby group says it expects UK economic growth to slow in the second half of this year as the impact of improved business and consumer confidence starts to ease.
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England 1-0 Norway

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 21:30
related countries: Norway Norway

Wayne Rooney's second-half penalty gives England an underwhelming victory over Norway in a poorly attended match at Wembley.
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UK-funded probe into IS atrocities

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 19:49

The BBC has learned that the British government is funding a team of international investigators to compile evidence against Islamic State fighters.
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UK 'will not waver' on defeating IS

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 19:32

The UK 'will not waver' in its aim of defeating terrorism, David Cameron says after the killing of a second US hostage and threats made against a British man.
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UK recovery 'stronger than thought'

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 11:56

The Office for National Statistics revises up its estimates for the UK's GDP during and after the recession.
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British Ebola patient 'discharged'

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 11:07

The first British person to contract Ebola during the outbreak in West Africa has made a full recovery.
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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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