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SSI steel firm goes into liquidation

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 18:10
related places: Redcar

SSI UK, owners of the mothballed Redcar steelworks where 1,700 jobs are at stake, goes into liquidation
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Sam Smith's Bond hits number one

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 16:52
related places: Wall

Writing's On The Wall by Sam Smith becomes the first James Bond theme to reach number one in the UK, knocking Justin Bieber off the top spot.
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Games athlete 'fears homelessness'

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 15:59
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

A Sierra Leonean athlete refused the right to stay in the UK tells the BBC he fears he will end up homeless if he returns to the African country.
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Scotland not second string - Visser

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 13:48
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Winger Tim Visser is only thinking about beating South Africa and rejects the notion that Scotland are a weakened side.
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'England need Australia masterplan'

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 12:57
related countries: Australia Australia

England need to be streetwise to counter Australia and keep their World Cup hopes alive, says ex-England star Jeremy Guscott.
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Tories pick Goldsmith for London mayor

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 10:14
related places: London

Zac Goldsmith will contest the 2016 London mayoral election for the Conservatives, it is announced.
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GPs being paid to cut patient referrals

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 8:58

Some doctors in England are being offered thousands of pounds in bonuses to cut the number of patients being sent to hospital, an investigation finds.
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Uber: Cab plan against public interest

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 8:39
related places: London

Uber says that Transport for London's proposals to regulate the minicab business are 'against the public interest'.
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Gatland torn by England v Australia

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 6:22
related countries: Australia Australia, New Zealand New Zealand

If Australia beat England Wales are in the World Cup last eight but their New Zealand-born coach Warren Gatland is staying neutral.
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Hunt for Nefertiti in Tutankhamun tomb

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 1:05
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Radar equipment will test a British archaeologist's theory that the Egyptian pharaoh queen Nefertiti could be buried in King Tutankhamun's tomb.
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VW takes 4,000 cars off the UK market

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 0:57

Volkswagen is suspending the sale of 4,000 vehicles in the UK as a result of the emissions scandal.
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Sierra Leone athlete cannot stay in UK

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 23:06
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
related places: Glasgow

A Sierra Leonean sprinter who went missing after competing at Glasgow's Commonwealth Games and later applied to stay in the UK is told his application has been refused.
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Sherwood 'blocked Grealish invite'

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 19:52

Roy Hodgson says he wanted to invite Jack Grealish to train with England, but was blocked by Aston Villa boss Tim Sherwood.
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Wales 23-13 Fiji

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 17:48
related countries: Fiji Fiji

Wales' 23-13 win over Fiji helps the home side take a huge stride towards the Rugby World Cup 2015 quarter-finals.
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'No' EU campaign attacks rival group

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 16:17

A group formed to push for a UK exit from the EU tells a rival Eurosceptic campaign to "shut up" and brands its leader a "has been".
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Sturridge not named in England squad

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 13:20
related countries: Estonia Estonia, Lithuania Lithuania
related places: Liverpool

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is left out of the England squad for the Euro 2016 qualifiers against Estonia and Lithuania.
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UK women found dead off Spanish coast

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 12:44
related countries: Spain Spain

The bodies of two British women who went missing off the Costa Brava are found by search and rescue teams in Spain.
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Centre Joseph earns England recall

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 11:23
related countries: Australia Australia

Jonathan Joseph starts in place of Sam Burgess as England make three changes for the World Cup game against Australia.
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Bake Off semi-final draws 10 million

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 11:17

The Great British Bake Off semi-final records its highest ratings of the series so far, with an average of 10 million people tuning in to watch four become three.
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Wales ranked one place behind Brazil

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 9:57
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Wales are one place behind Brazil - and remain above England - after reaching eighth in the Fifa world football rankings.
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Car smoking ban comes into force

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 9:49

A law banning smoking in vehicles where children are present comes into force in England and Wales, but police say they will be taking a non-confrontational approach.
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Button staying at McLaren for 2016

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 9:10

McLaren announce that Britain's 2009 world champion Jenson Button will continue to drive for them in 2016.
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Film director John Guillermin dies

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 8:31

British director John Guillermin, whose films included The Towering Inferno and Death on the Nile, dies aged 89.
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Australia change 14 for England game

Thursday, October 1st 2015, 7:46
related countries: Australia Australia, Uruguay Uruguay

Australia make 14 changes to the team that beat Uruguay for Saturday's crucial World Cup match against England.
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UK 'stands out' in university rankings

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 22:26

The UK has 34 universities in the Times Higher Education ranking of the world's top 200 institutions, with Oxford climbing to second best globally.
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Corbyn row over anti-nuclear stance

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 20:12

Jeremy Corbyn faces criticism from senior colleagues after saying he would not fire nuclear weapons if he was prime minister.
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VIDEO: How to build a Boeing Dreamliner jet

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 19:26

To coincide with the delivery of the latest Boeing Dreamliner jet to British Airways, the plane maker releases a time-lapse film of how it was built.
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Konta stuns world number two Halep

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 19:15

Britain's Johanna Konta fights back to beat world number two Simona Halep 6-3 3-6 7-5 and reach the Wuhan Open quarter-finals.
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PM rules out slavery compensation

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 18:46

Prime Minister David Cameron rules out making reparations for Britain's role in the historic slave trade and urges Caribbean countries to "move on".
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Du Preez to captain South Africa

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 17:22
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Newcastle

Fourie du Preez will captain South Africa in their World Cup Pool B game with Scotland in Newcastle on Saturday.
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1.2m UK vehicles affected in VW scandal

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 14:06

Volkswagen says 1.2m UK diesel vehicles, including VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda brands, involved in emissions scandal.
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VIDEO: Womb transplants approved in UK

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 13:30

Doctors have been granted approval to carry out the UK's first 10 womb transplants.
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Womb transplants given UK go-ahead

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 10:00
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Doctors are granted approval to carry out the UK's first 10 womb transplants, following the success of the procedure in Sweden.
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UK to build £25m Jamaican prison

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 9:55
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

The UK is to spend £25m on building a new prison in Jamaica so that foreign criminals can be sent home to serve sentences in the Caribbean rather than in the UK.
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Man killed on Eurotunnel tracks

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 9:00
related countries: France France

A migrant has been killed on the Eurotunnel tracks trying to make it to the UK, French authorities and Eurotunnel confirm.
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VIDEO: The British nurses who survived Ebola

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 8:00

British aid workers who risked their lives to save victims of the Ebola virus have been honoured for their efforts.
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Public to help choose UK Eurovision song

Wednesday, September 30th 2015, 0:38

The public will help choose the UK entry for next year's Eurovision Song Contest.
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'Angry England united by criticism'

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 23:08
related countries: Australia Australia

England will use criticism from Will Carling to create unity before their World Cup match with Australia, says Martin Corry.
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EU plan to tap funds across Europe

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 23:05

New plans that could help business tap investment across Europe are to be outlined by Britain's EU Commissioner on Wednesday.
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Corbyn: Britain 'can and must change'

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 20:00

Jeremy Corbyn says people do not have to accept inequality - and promises a "kinder politics" - in his Labour conference speech.
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Bank's Carney warns on climate change

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 19:18

The Bank of England governor Mark Carney warns the world must wake up to the risks posed by climate change.
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Protest at club rejecting 'dark and overweight' women

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 17:06
related places: London

A protest is being planned outside a London nightclub, after a group of women claim two of them were turned away because they were considered "too dark" and "overweight".
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Woman jailed for killing paedophile

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 16:03
related places: London

A woman is sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for killing a man charged with sexually assaulting young boys on an east London estate.
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VIDEO: Stem cell cure for blindness tested

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 15:07
related places: London

Surgeons in London have used human embryonic stem cells in a pioneering attempt to cure blindness.
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'World Cup needs longer breaks'

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 14:05

Wales coach Warren Gatland believes World Rugby needs to consider longer breaks between matches at future World Cups.
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Four UK jihadists hit with UN sanctions

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 13:50

The UN imposes sanctions on four high-profile British jihadists said to be fighting or recruiting for Islamic State militants in Syria.
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WW2 veterans given France's top honour

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 12:42
related countries: France France

Fifteen British veterans of World War Two are awarded France's highest honour for the role they played in the country's liberation from the Nazis.
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Hartwig Fischer to run British Museum

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 10:41
related countries: Germany Germany

German art historian Hartwig Fischer is to replace Neil MacGregor as director of the British Museum.
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Italian killed in Bangladesh 'by IS'

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 10:19
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, Italy Italy, United States United States

The US and UK urge their citizens in Bangladesh to be cautious after the killing of an Italian aid worker, claimed by the Islamic State group.
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Wales make three changes for Fiji

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 10:02
related countries: Fiji Fiji
related places: Cardiff

Matthew Morgan, Alex Cuthbert and Tyler Morgan come into the Wales side for Thursday's World Cup game against Fiji.
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Migrant killed in UK-bound lorry

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 9:08
related countries: France France, Iraq Iraq
related places: Calais

A 20-year-old Iraqi has been found dead in a UK-bound lorry in Calais port, French authorities say.
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VIDEO: Disabled in Calais: 'I can't make it alone'

Monday, September 28th 2015, 23:01
related countries: Syria Syria

Ali has travelled from Syria to the migrant camp in Calais, but is afraid his disabilities will make it impossible to get to the UK.
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VIDEO: Disabled in Calais: 'I can't make it alone'

Monday, September 28th 2015, 23:01
related countries: Syria Syria

Ali has travelled from Syria to the migrant camp in Calais, but is afraid his disabilities will make it impossible to get to the UK.
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Grealish decision a 'bitter pill'

Monday, September 28th 2015, 21:26
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Jack Grealish's decision to play for England is "disappointing", says ex-Republic of Ireland midfielder Kevin Kilbane.
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London pulls out of 2017 Tour start

Monday, September 28th 2015, 17:50
related countries: France France
related places: London

London turns down the chance to host the start of the 2017 Tour de France because of cost concerns, angering the race owners.
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McDonnell: Another world is possible

Monday, September 28th 2015, 16:15

Labour can transform the UK's economy by rejecting austerity but also "living within our means", Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell tells its conference.
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Injury-hit Wales add Hook & Anscombe

Monday, September 28th 2015, 15:05

Scott Williams and Hallam Amos are ruled out of the World Cup, so Wales add backs James Hook and Gareth Anscombe to their squad.
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Grealish picks England over Republic

Monday, September 28th 2015, 13:29
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish opts to play for England rather than the Republic of Ireland at senior level.
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1,700 jobs go as steel plant mothballed

Monday, September 28th 2015, 13:09

Iron and steel production at the SSI plant in the north-east of England is to be halted with the loss of 1,700 jobs.
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Wood not cited over Williams clash

Monday, September 28th 2015, 12:10

England flanker Tom Wood is warned but not cited over the incident which saw Wales' Liam Williams knocked unconscious.
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British troops for Somalia mission

Monday, September 28th 2015, 9:48
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Dozens of British troops are to be deployed to Somalia to help peacekeeping efforts to counter Islamist militants, David Cameron announces.
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McDonnell to push for 'Robin Hood tax'

Monday, September 28th 2015, 7:29
related places: Robin Hood

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell is to push for a "Robin Hood tax" on the stock market and announce a review of tax collection in the UK in a Labour conference speech.
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Book world joins forces for charity

Monday, September 28th 2015, 2:04
related countries: Syria Syria

Some of Britain's bestselling authors and their publishers are donating their books to raise money for Syrian refugees.
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UK PM to urge new Syria peace drive

Sunday, September 27th 2015, 21:20
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: New York

David Cameron will call for a new diplomatic drive to end Syria's civil war as he meets world leaders at the United Nations in New York.
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'Frustrated England must be united'

Sunday, September 27th 2015, 21:03
related countries: Australia Australia

England must stay "united" and focus on next weekend's "knockout" World Cup game with Australia, says boss Stuart Lancaster.
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No Trident debate at Labour conference

Sunday, September 27th 2015, 18:57

Labour will not debate the case for scrapping Britain's Trident nuclear weapons after the motion failed to get support from conference delegates.
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Macbeth given Edinburgh premiere

Sunday, September 27th 2015, 17:51
related places: Edinburgh

Michael Fassbender leads the cast of Macbeth on the red carpet as it receives its UK premiere in Edinburgh.
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'England panicked under pressure'

Sunday, September 27th 2015, 10:25

England panicked under pressure in their 28-25 Rugby World Cup loss to Wales, says Wales legend Sir Gareth Edwards.
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VIDEO: Fighting IS: On board an RAF spy plane

Sunday, September 27th 2015, 10:21
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

One year since the UK began combat missions against Islamic State militant targets, the BBC's Jonathan Beale is the first journalist to join an RAF Sentinel spy plane crew carrying out surveillance over Iraq and Syria.
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Why India's Goa wants its British tourists back

Saturday, September 26th 2015, 23:36

Why India's Goa wants its British tourists back
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Constable's The Lock set for auction

Saturday, September 26th 2015, 22:47

A painting British artist John Constable kept by his side until his death is being offered for sale and could sell for up to £12m.
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England made line-out error - Gatland

Saturday, September 26th 2015, 21:25
related places: Twickenham

Wales coach Warren Gatland says England blundered by not going for a late penalty kick that could have drawn their match at Twickenham.
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England 25-28 Wales

Saturday, September 26th 2015, 20:59

Wales overcome a 10-point deficit and endless injuries to pull off a sensational win against England in an astonishing World Cup contest.
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Junior doctors balloted over contract

Saturday, September 26th 2015, 18:12

Junior doctors in England are to be balloted on industrial action over government plans to introduce a new contract from August 2016.
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Fire breaks out at London mosque

Saturday, September 26th 2015, 16:26
related places: London

A fire breaks out at a mosque complex in south London - which describes itself as the largest mosque in western Europe.
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Kelly Clarkson cancels her UK tour

Saturday, September 26th 2015, 11:59
related countries: Canada Canada, Ireland Ireland

The singer cancels her UK tour dates plus 10 others concerts in Canada and Ireland for "vocal rest".
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UK extends Iraq and Syria surveillance

Friday, September 25th 2015, 23:34
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

The UK is to extend the use of the RAF's Sentinel surveillance aircraft in Iraq and Syria, the defence secretary announces.
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Fifa prank comedian awaits inquiry

Friday, September 25th 2015, 22:39
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Comic Simon Brodkin on Sepp Blatter stunt, Swiss police, mixing with the England squad & Kanye West.
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Fulham 4-0 Queens Park Rangers

Friday, September 25th 2015, 20:40
related places: London

Fulham thrash QPR 4-0 in a one-sided west London derby, while Rangers lose striker Charlie Austin to injury.
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UK Guantanamo detainee to be released

Friday, September 25th 2015, 19:36

The last British resident being held in Guantanamo Bay, Shaker Aamer, is to be returned to the UK, the government says.
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UK tourist killed in NZ kayak accident

Friday, September 25th 2015, 19:08
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

One of two tourists who died while kayaking on a lake in New Zealand's South Island was British, the Foreign Office (FCO) confirms.
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David Gilmour denies Lana chart triple

Friday, September 25th 2015, 16:53
related countries: United States United States

Pink Floyd star David Gilmour beats Lana Del Rey to the top of the UK album chart, denying the US singer her third consecutive number one.
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Guardiola avoids England questions

Friday, September 25th 2015, 12:07

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola walks out of a news conference after being asked about the England manager's job.
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German art expert 'to run British Museum'

Friday, September 25th 2015, 10:45
related countries: Germany Germany

The British Museum is set to appoint German art historian Hartwig Fischer as its new director, according to reports.
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Smash Burgess, and the rest - Gatland

Friday, September 25th 2015, 10:31

Coach Warren Gatland says Wales aim to "smash" Sam Burgess and the rest of the England team in Saturday's World Cup match.
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China hails Osborne rights 'pragmatism'

Friday, September 25th 2015, 7:29
related countries: China China
related places: Osborne, Xinjiang

UK Chancellor George Osborne is praised by Chinese state media for focusing on business ahead of human rights during his visit to Xinjiang.
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Friday's gossip column

Friday, September 25th 2015, 6:14

England to target Guardiola, Newcastle owner to back McClaren & Martial agent criticises Wenger.
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UK business vote on EU 'up for grabs'

Friday, September 25th 2015, 0:17

Half of business people are awaiting the outcome of the UK's EU reform talks before taking their final position on EU membership, a survey suggests.
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Nearly 100,000 children 'homeless'

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 16:24

Nearly 100,000 children in England are living in temporary accommodation after being made homeless, new figures show.
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UK to launch vehicle emissions probe

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 16:23
related countries: United States United States

The UK is to launch its own investigation into vehicle emissions testing following the VW testing scandal in the US.
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England decision right - Pietersen

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 15:38

Kevin Pietersen says England winning the Ashes proves Andrew Strauss made the "right decision" not to recall him.
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UK 'ready to help' stampede victims

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 15:28

The Foreign Office says it is "ready to support" any Britons caught up in a stampede near the city of Mecca which has left hundreds dead.
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Wales did not break rules - Gatland

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 13:59

Wales coach Warren Gatland defends using non-World Cup squad players in training after being warned by tournament organisers.
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'No panic' over England selection

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 13:40
related places: Ford

England head coach Stuart Lancaster says he has not panicked by replacing George Ford with Owen Farrell to face Wales.
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1,000mph Bloodhound car unveiled

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 13:18
related places: London

The design team behind the Bloodhound Super-Sonic Car put its near-complete vehicle on show in London, ahead of an assault on the world land speed record next year.
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Chinese firms urged to bid for HS2 work

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 12:42
related countries: China China

George Osborne urges Chinese firms to pitch for £11.8bn in construction contracts for the UK's proposed HS2 rail line, on his visit to China.
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Ten arrested following Spurs-Arsenal

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 10:58
related places: London

Ten supporters are arrested following Wednesday's north London derby, but the clubs will not face any action from the FA.
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Wales pick Davies at scrum-half

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 10:02

Gareth Davies will start at scrum-half in Wales' World Cup match against England on Saturday, with prop Samson Lee on the bench.
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England changes excite Charvis

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 8:57

In his BBC Scrum V column, Colin Charvis says England's changes may encourage Wales to play a different game.
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Greens challenge UK drone strikes

Thursday, September 24th 2015, 7:50

The use of drones to kill UK citizens abroad is being legally challenged by two Green Party parliamentarians.
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