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Bankers given stricter bonus rules

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 12:26

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

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

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

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 10:29

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, July 30th 2014, 4:00

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

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 23:40

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

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

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

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 20:35

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 16:21

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, July 29th 2014, 15:16

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, July 28th 2014, 22:03

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

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

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

Monday, July 28th 2014, 18:15

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, July 28th 2014, 14:47

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

Sunday, July 27th 2014, 18:09

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

Sunday, July 27th 2014, 17:25

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

Sunday, July 27th 2014, 14:49

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, July 26th 2014, 14:00

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

Saturday, July 26th 2014, 13:30

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

Saturday, July 26th 2014, 12:55

England's Vicky Holland, Jonathan and Alistair Brownlee and Jodie Stimpson win team relay gold at the Commonwealth Games.
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Jones claims individual ribbon gold

Saturday, July 26th 2014, 12:37

Frankie Jones wins Wales' first Glasgow 2014 gold in the individual ribbon rhythmic gymnastics discipline.
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Australia deny England in netball

Saturday, July 26th 2014, 10:20
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia beat England 49-48 in a tense finale to top Pool B in the netball competition.
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More train disruption after storms

Saturday, July 26th 2014, 10:04

Rail passengers in parts of southern England and Wales face further travel problems after lightning strikes caused "major disruption" on Friday.
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England's Rowsell wins pursuit gold

Friday, July 25th 2014, 19:56

England's Joanna Rowsell wins gold in the Commonwealth individual pursuit but Jason Kenny has to settle for sprint silver.
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Briton among Air Algerie crash dead

Friday, July 25th 2014, 19:05
related countries: Mali Mali

A British man was among the 116 passengers who died when the Air Algerie AH5017 jet crashed in Mali, the UK Foreign Office says.
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UK economy back at pre-crisis level

Friday, July 25th 2014, 13:42

The UK economy grew 0.8% in the second quarter and has now recovered the ground lost since the downturn began in 2008, according to official figures.
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RBS shares surge on surprise profit

Friday, July 25th 2014, 13:39

Shares in Royal Bank of Scotland have jumped 11% after it said it expects pre-tax profits to double to £2.65bn for the first half of the year.
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Jadeja fined over Anderson incident

Friday, July 25th 2014, 11:27
related countries: India India

India's Ravindra Jadeja has been fined 50% of his match fee following an incident with England's James Anderson.
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NT to screen first Broadway show

Friday, July 25th 2014, 8:39
related places: Broadway

The National Theatre announces that Of Mice and Men will be their first Broadway production to screen live in UK cinemas.
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Murdoch caps great first day for Scots

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 22:11

Swimmer Ross Murdoch secures gold to cap a stunning first day of Commonwealth Games action for hosts Scotland.
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The Ghanaian looking to inspire a nation

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 20:42
related countries: Ghana Ghana

The track cyclist from Scotland with an African connection
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Renicks sisters claim golden double

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 18:44

Sisters Kimberley and Louise Renicks win Scotland's first golds of the Commonwealth Games with thrilling judo victories.
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Alistair Brownlee wins triathlon gold

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 18:02

England's Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee beats his brother Jonny to gold in the Glasgow 2014 men's triathlon.
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Wiggins thwarted in gold bid

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 16:53
related countries: Australia Australia

Sir Bradley Wiggins is denied a first Commonwealth Games gold as Australia beat England in the final of the 4,000m team pursuit.
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IMF lowers global growth forecast

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 15:50

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered its forecast for global economic growth this year, from 3.7% to 3.4% but the UK's forecast is raised.
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Stimpson captures triathlon gold

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 13:05

England's Jodie Stimpson wins the first medal at Glasgow 2014 with victory in the women's triathlon.
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Miley sets new Commonwealth record

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 11:05

Scotland's Hannah Miley beats her own Commonwealth Games 400m individual medley record to reach the final at Glasgow 2014.
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VIDEO: Commonwealth Games' opening ceremony

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 9:53
related places: Glasgow

The 2014 Commonwealth Games have officially opened at a ceremony in the Scottish city of Glasgow
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Experts to examine MH17 flight data

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 8:53
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

UK investigators are due to start examining a second black box flight recorder from downed flight MH17, after downloading "valid data" from the first.
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Europeans with an eye on Edinburgh

Thursday, July 24th 2014, 0:16
related places: Edinburgh

Eight places in Europe that also want independence
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Jamieson and Wiggins eye early golds

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 22:50

Scotland's Michael Jamieson and England's Sir Bradley Wiggins are chasing gold medals on day one of the Commonwealth Games on Thursday.
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MH17 evidence 'was tampered with'

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 18:30

Whitehall sources say information has emerged that MH17 crash evidence was deliberately tampered with, as the plane's black boxes arrive in the UK.
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Character actress Dora Bryan dies

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 17:48
related places: Brighton

Dora Bryan, the actress whose career encompassed theatre, film and TV's Last of the Summer Wine, has died near Brighton at the age of 91.
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VIDEO: Games cyclists find Glasgow bearings

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 14:13
related countries: Swaziland Swaziland
related places: Glasgow

Scotland Correspondent Lorna Gordon bumps into some of the team from Swaziland on the streets of Glasgow.
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Prior 'hunted mercilessly' by media

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 13:22

The media played a part in wicketkeeper Matt Prior's decision to stand down from England duty, says Sussex boss Mark Robinson.
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Trott makes century for Warwickshire

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 12:10

Jonathan Trott hits his first century for Warwickshire since leaving England's winter Ashes tour because of stress.
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PayPal to advance cash to businesses

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 10:07

Online payments firm PayPal is to advance cash to UK small businesses from the early autumn as an alternative to traditional loans, the company has announced.
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UK licensing arms exports to Russia

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 9:41
related countries: Russia Russia

Licences to export arms worth millions of pounds to Russia remain in place despite fears Moscow is arming rebels in Ukraine, MPs have said.
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Airline route assessments criticised

Wednesday, July 23rd 2014, 8:50

Safety assessments for risky air routes are "not good enough", the British Airline Pilots Association says.
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Tajik spy charge academic freed

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 21:31
related countries: Tajikistan Tajikistan

An academic working for a British university has been freed after being held for over a month in Tajikistan on suspicion of spying.
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VIDEO: When Britain ruled India

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 20:28
related countries: India India

Living in India during the dying days of the British Raj
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UK experts to retrieve MH17 data

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 20:09

British air accident investigators will retrieve data from the black boxes of crashed flight MH17, says Prime Minister David Cameron.
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Call to end FGM 'in this generation'

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 18:19
related places: London

David Cameron has said female genital mutilation (FGM) and childhood forced marriage should be stopped worldwide "within this generation".
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British films to premiere at Toronto

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 17:07

A trio of major British films are to receive their world premieres at this year's Toronto Film Festival, including Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything.
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EU to widen Russia sanctions

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 17:00
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Russia Russia

The EU will widen sanctions against Russia to include more individuals and consider targeting the defence sector, the Dutch foreign minister says.
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Buttler replaces Prior for England

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 15:52
related countries: India India

Jos Buttler replaces Matt Prior as wicketkeeper in the England squad for the third Test against India at the Rose Bowl.
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Chambers pulls out of Commonwealths

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 15:14

British 100m champion Dwain Chambers withdraws from the Commonwealth Games to focus on the European Championships in Zurich.
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Matthew to carry flag for England

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 14:00

Squash player Nick Matthew will carry the England flag at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games.
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Lidl publishes UK tax payment

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 9:50
related countries: Germany Germany

German discount retailer Lidl, which has around 600 UK stores, publishes the amount of tax it pays in the UK for the first time.
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Cook too stubborn to quit - Boycott

Tuesday, July 22nd 2014, 9:43

Alastair Cook is too "stubborn" to quit the England captaincy, says former England batsman Geoffrey Boycott.
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England will miss Gerrard - Hodgson

Monday, July 21st 2014, 21:10

Roy Hodgson says England will miss Steven Gerrard's "leadership" as his captain quits international football.
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Prior takes break from England duty

Monday, July 21st 2014, 20:52

England wicketkeeper Matt Prior is to take a break from cricket for the rest of the summer to recover from injuries.
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Turing film to open London festival

Monday, July 21st 2014, 16:02
related places: London

Codebreaking drama The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, is to receive its European premiere at this year's London Film Festival.
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Captain Gerrard quits England duty

Monday, July 21st 2014, 15:10

England captain Steven Gerrard retires from international football after winning 114 caps, describing it as a "sad day".
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Tulisa's drugs trial collapses

Monday, July 21st 2014, 14:57

Singer and TV star Tulisa Contostavlos's trial over drugs allegations collapses as the judge accuses a prosecution witness of perjury.
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Remove Cook as captain - Vaughan

Monday, July 21st 2014, 12:11

Alastair Cook should be removed as England captain and replaced by Eoin Morgan, says former skipper Michael Vaughan.
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Global finale for Monty Python show

Monday, July 21st 2014, 9:34
related places: London

Legendary comedy troupe Monty Python performed the last of its farewell shows on Sunday night, on stage at London's O2 Arena and in cinemas around the world.
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Rendition damages case goes to court

Monday, July 21st 2014, 4:47
related countries: Libya Libya

A damages action brought against the UK over a 2004 rendition case involving a Libyan politician and his wife is being heard at the Court of Appeal later.
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UK urges Putin to allow MH17 access

Sunday, July 20th 2014, 20:32
related countries: Russia Russia

The Russian president is told by David Cameron to ensure international access to the MH17 crash site so the victims can be repatriated.
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Cook has our full support - Farbrace

Sunday, July 20th 2014, 18:53

Assistant coach Paul Farbrace says the England dressing room is behind captain Alastair Cook and wants him to succeed.
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England on verge of India defeat

Sunday, July 20th 2014, 17:58
related countries: India India

England are on the verge of defeat after India's superb performance with the bat and ball in the second Test at Lord's.
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Foreign firms 'create 66,000 jobs'

Sunday, July 20th 2014, 9:27
related places: More

More than 66,000 jobs have been created in the UK by foreign businesses over the past year, government figures show.
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UK demands access to MH17 crash site

Saturday, July 19th 2014, 20:38
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Russia Russia

The UK is demanding "swift and unhindered" access to the crash site of the Malaysian airliner in Ukraine amid claims pro-Russian rebels are obstructing investigations.
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UK storms cause further disruption

Saturday, July 19th 2014, 19:39

Storms cause further disruption in parts of the UK, including flight cancellations and delays, after recent high temperatures and lightning strikes.
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Plunkett strikes leave Test in balance

Saturday, July 19th 2014, 17:56
related countries: India India

England took three wickets in the evening session to leave the second Test against India at Lord's in the balance.
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Tributes paid to British MH17 victim

Saturday, July 19th 2014, 12:44
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, New Zealand New Zealand

Robert Ayley, a father-of-two reportedly from Surrey and living in New Zealand, was among those on board the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, his family says.
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British crash experts due in Ukraine

Saturday, July 19th 2014, 11:46
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia, Ukraine Ukraine

British crash experts are due in Ukraine to assist in the investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
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UK anti-piracy action set to begin

Friday, July 18th 2014, 23:29

People in the UK who persistently pirate music and movies will soon start getting emails warning them that their actions are illegal.
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British plane crash victims named

Friday, July 18th 2014, 19:07
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Two football fans, two students and a World Health Organization worker are confirmed to be among 10 UK passengers on Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.
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India strike after Ballance century

Friday, July 18th 2014, 17:26

England's Gary Ballance hits his second Test century of the summer at Lord's, but two late wickets give India the edge.
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Hottest day follows thunderstorms

Friday, July 18th 2014, 15:34

Temperatures nudge 32C after thunder and lightning in south-east England as the Met Office warns of more storms to come.
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MTR wins £1.4bn Crossrail franchise

Friday, July 18th 2014, 10:25
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: London

The £1.4bn contract to run the Crossrail franchise through London from 2018 has been awarded to Hong Kong-based MTR Corporation, Transport for London (TfL) has announced
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