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Cameron on borrowed time, says Sturgeon

Friday, September 18th 2015, 17:22

Nicola Sturgeon marks the anniversary of the independence referendum by saying David Cameron is "on borrowed time".
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Osborne to visit China in trade push

Friday, September 18th 2015, 15:47
related countries: China China

UK Chancellor George Osborne is to embark on a week-long visit to China to boost commercial and political ties with the country.
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Bank of England 'may cut rates'

Friday, September 18th 2015, 15:17

The Bank of England may have to cut rates to combat low inflation, rather than raise them as its next move, says its chief economist Andy Haldane.
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UK productivity lags behind rest of G7

Friday, September 18th 2015, 11:07

The UK was much less productive than the rest of the G7 in 2014, lagging on average by the most since 1991, official figures show.
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Friday, September 18th 2015, 10:53

Lidl is the first UK supermarket to implement the minimum wage as recommended by the Living Wage Foundation.
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Worldpay flotation aims to raise £890m

Friday, September 18th 2015, 10:47
related places: London

Payment processing company Worldpay announces plans for a share listing that could push it into London's FTSE 100 index.
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Farah clear to continue with Salazar

Friday, September 18th 2015, 8:32

UK Athletics finds "no reason to be concerned" about Mo Farah's coach Alberto Salazar and his Nike Oregon training regime.
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Murray & Evans carry British hopes

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 21:53
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Glasgow

Andy Murray and Dan Evans will carry British hopes on day one of the Davis Cup semi-final against Australia in Glasgow.
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Army recruit died 'following her dream'

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 20:30
related places: Pirbright

A female Army recruit who died while undergoing initial training at Pirbright Camp in Surrey is named as Megan Park.
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MI5 boss warns of online terror risk

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 15:28

The head of MI5 tells the BBC how technological advances are increasing the challenge faced by the security service in monitoring terrorism suspects.
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British act wins America's Got Talent

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 14:55

British ventriloquist Paul Zerdin wins this year's America's Got Talent, with two other British acts also in the final 10.
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'Burnt out' Yarnold takes year out

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 10:12

Britain's "emotionally fatigued" Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold is taking a year-long break from skeleton.
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Small firms split over EU vote

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 7:35

Small UK firms are split over whether to stay in the European Union or not, according to a survey of thousands of businesses.
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Mozambique declared free of mines

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 7:21
related countries: Mozambique Mozambique

Mozambique removes the last of its 171,000 known landmines after two decades of work to get rid of the explosives, a British charity says.
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Jeb Bush wants Thatcher on $10 note

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 5:55

Republican Jeb Bush picks the UK's former Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, as his choice for the face of the $10 bill.
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Labour won't back EU exit - Corbyn

Thursday, September 17th 2015, 0:05

Jeremy Corbyn tells the BBC Labour will not campaign for the UK to leave the European Union under his leadership, and insists he will have the final say on policy.
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What a British jihadist's anti-Arab rant tells us about life in the so-called Islamic State

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 23:59

What British jihadi's words reveal about so-called Islamic State
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UK troops for UN duties in South Sudan

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 22:53

The UK is to devote more troops to UN peacekeeping, with a deployment to South Sudan, the BBC learns.
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Pete Doherty 'on form' after illness

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 22:08

Libertines star Pete Doherty "looked and sounded" great at his first UK gig after illness.
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British clubs pledge refugee help

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 20:09

British football clubs have agreed to donate Champions League and Europa League ticket money towards Europe's refugee crisis.
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Morgan keen to repay coaches' faith

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 19:50
related countries: Fiji Fiji

Fit-again England number eight Ben Morgan says he is desperate to repay the coaches' faith after being picked to face Fiji.
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VIDEO: Lomu performs haka in Covent Garden

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 19:22
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Covent Garden, London

Former New Zealand rugby player Jonah Lomu takes part in the haka in Covent Garden, London, ahead of the Rugby World Cup.
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Syrian refugees 'to arrive in UK soon'

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 14:05
related countries: Syria Syria

The first Syrian refugees taken in under the government's expanded resettlement scheme will arrive "in the coming days", the home secretary says.
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Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 13:10

Confectionery giant Nestle's attempt to trademark the shape of its four-finger KitKat bar in the UK has been rejected by the European Court of Justice.
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Middle class 'has choke-hold' on UK film

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 10:13

The middle class has a 'cultural choke-hold' on UK film production according to director Michael Caton-Jones, speaking at the Toronto International Film Festival.
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UK jobless total rises 10,000

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 9:27

Unemployment rose by 10,000 between May and July to 1.82 million, as basic earnings grew at the fastest rate since 2009.
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VIDEO: Mass shooting survivor's 'second chance'

Wednesday, September 16th 2015, 6:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Peshawar

A Pakistani teenager who was told he would never walk again after being critically injured in last year's Peshawar school massacre, has fresh hope of a full life after his successful surgery in the UK.
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UK diesel pumps 'could run dry'

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 23:02

There is a danger Britain's diesel pumps could "run dry" because of a growing dependence on foreign fuel, according to the RAC Foundation.
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Injured Ansari doubt for Test tour

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 18:30

Surrey all-rounder Zafar Ansari's England debut is in doubt after being taken to hospital after suffering an injury.
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Germany 'can block EU migrant benefits'

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 16:43
related countries: Germany Germany

The EU's top court says Germany can deny certain benefits to jobseeking EU migrants - a move welcomed by UK Conservatives.
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Historic flypast for Battle of Britain

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 16:18

A fleet of Battle of Britain aircraft - the most in one place since World War Two - take part in a flypast to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the aerial struggle.
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Hales and Ansari picked for UAE tour

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 13:20
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Alex Hales, Zafar Ansari and James Taylor are selected for England's Test series against Pakistan, but Adam Lyth is dropped.
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UK inflation rate falls back to 0%

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 10:43

A smaller rise in clothing prices from a year ago and cheaper fuel prices helped to cut the UK's inflation rate to 0% in August.
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Pulitzer winner makes Booker shortlist

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 10:38
related countries: United States United States
related places: Booker

A US Pulitzer Prize winner and two British authors are among the six writers shortlisted for this year's Man Booker Prize.
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Kidman praised for West End return

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 8:14
related places: London, West End

Critics hail Nicole Kidman as "luminous" and "compelling" in Photograph 51, her first London stage appearance since 1998.
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Screwfix owner plans further expansion

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 8:11

DIY retailer Kingfisher, which owns the B&Q and Screwfix chains, says it could open another 200 Screwfix stores in the UK.
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'Scots may come in under the radar'

Tuesday, September 15th 2015, 6:42

Former internationals Chris Paterson, John Beattie and Peter Wright assess Scotland's chances in the Rugby World Cup.
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Monday, September 14th 2015, 23:08

In 2013, Alex Lewis developed a life-threatening condition that left him needing four amputations. He says he is in need of a prosthetic unavailable on the NHS in England.
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Walker out of Wales World Cup squad

Monday, September 14th 2015, 20:56

Wing Eli Walker is out of Wales' World Cup squad after suffering a hamstring injury, making way for back-rower Ross Moriarty.
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Liza Minnelli cancels UK appearances

Monday, September 14th 2015, 16:12
related places: London, Sheffield

Singer and actress Liza Minnelli cancels two appearances in London and Sheffield due to a reported dispute with the events' promoter.
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England unchanged for World Cup bow

Monday, September 14th 2015, 15:46
related countries: Fiji Fiji, Ireland Ireland

England will field an unchanged XV from their warm-up win over Ireland for Friday's opening game of the World Cup against Fiji.
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Union reforms 'not declaration of war'

Monday, September 14th 2015, 15:40

Ministers defend a proposed new law to tighten rules on trade union strike ballots in Britain amid warnings of industrial and legal action.
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Schools to offer human rights lessons

Monday, September 14th 2015, 8:49
related countries: United States United States

Human rights lessons are to be offered to schools in England in a project designed by US human rights activist Kerry Kennedy.
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Next two years hottest, says Met Office

Monday, September 14th 2015, 2:45

The next two years could be the hottest on record globally, according to research carried out by the UK's Met Office.
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VIDEO: India train derailment victim named

Sunday, September 13th 2015, 22:01
related countries: India India

One of two British tourists killed after a train derailed in northern India is named as 71-year-old Joan Nichols from South Shields.
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Dead India train Briton is named

Sunday, September 13th 2015, 20:36
related countries: India India

One of two British tourists killed after a train derailed in northern India is named by her family as Joan Nichols from South Shields.
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England 'have exciting future'

Sunday, September 13th 2015, 17:02

England's one-day team can look forward with optimism because of some "exciting young players", says Trevor Bayliss.
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Aussies crush England to win series

Sunday, September 13th 2015, 14:52
related countries: Australia Australia

England slump to 138 all out to hand Australia an eight-wicket win and a series victory in the deciding ODI at Old Trafford.
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Farah retains Great North Run title

Sunday, September 13th 2015, 12:06

Britain's Olympic and world 5,000m and 10,000m champion Mo Farah defends his Great North Run title in a thrilling finish.
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Morgan ruled out after retiring hurt

Sunday, September 13th 2015, 11:37

England captain Eoin Morgan will take no further part in Sunday's final ODI after being struck on the head by a bouncer.
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SNP to reveal new referendum timetable

Sunday, September 13th 2015, 10:41

The SNP is to set out the timescale for a possible second referendum on independence in its manifesto for next year's Scottish Parliament election.
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Sound of Music sing-along at Proms

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 21:32
related places: London

A sing-along to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the film of the Sound of Music takes centre stage at the Last Night of the Proms, at London's Royal Albert Hall.
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Britons killed as India train derails

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 18:23
related countries: India India
related places: At

Two British tourists were killed and a number of others are injured after a train carrying 37 British tourists derails in northern India.
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Murray loses US Open doubles final

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 17:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba, France France, United States United States
related places: New York, Pierre

Britain's Jamie Murray and Australian John Peers are beaten by French pair Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert in New York.
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Corbyn addresses London refugee rally

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 16:44
related places: London

Jeremy Corbyn calls on the government to recognise the UK's "obligations to help" refugees, at a rally in central London.
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VIDEO: Mau Mau monument unveiled in Kenya

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 16:35
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

A UK-funded monument has been unveiled in Nairobi to honour Kenyan freedom fighters.
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Kenya uprising memorial unveiled

Saturday, September 12th 2015, 15:17
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A UK-funded memorial to Kenyans killed and tortured by British forces during the Mau Mau uprising in the 1950s is unveiled in Kenya.
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VIDEO: What hope for Jordan's Syrian refugees?

Friday, September 11th 2015, 22:29
related countries: Jordan Jordan, Syria Syria

The United Nations say some Syrian refugees could be moved from camps in Jordan to Britain, within a year.
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Morgan hails England squad strength

Friday, September 11th 2015, 19:46
related countries: Australia Australia

Eoin Morgan hails England's squad strength after David Willey stars in their three-wicket win over Australia which squares the ODI series at 2-2.
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England beat Aussies to level series

Friday, September 11th 2015, 18:34
related countries: Australia Australia

Eoin Morgan hits 92 for England as they beat Australia by three wickets to level the ODI series with a match to play.
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The Jackson 5 score UK number one

Friday, September 11th 2015, 17:26

The Jackson 5's 1970 hit single ABC makes a surprising return to the singles chart, while Iron Maiden score their fifth number one album.
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Engine breach suspected in BA fire

Friday, September 11th 2015, 16:55

An initial report on a British Airways plane which caught fire at a Las Vegas airport suggests parts of the engine flew out and landed on the runway.
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MPs reject 'right to die' legislation

Friday, September 11th 2015, 14:27

MPs reject plans to allow terminally ill people to be assisted to die in England and Wales, in their first vote on the issue in almost 20 years.
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Khan wins Labour London mayor race

Friday, September 11th 2015, 13:00

Sadiq Khan decisively wins the vote to become Labour's candidate in the 2016 London mayoral contest, with Tessa Jowell coming second.
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PM urges parties to take part in NI talks

Friday, September 11th 2015, 11:47

Prime Minister David Cameron says he expects all the parties to take part when discussions on resolving the crisis within the Northern Ireland power-sharing executive resume next week.
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Brydon play could 'upset critics'

Friday, September 11th 2015, 9:58

Comedian Rob Brydon's new play, which tackles Britain's education system, could ruffle feathers, says director Matthew Warchus.
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Thai beach deaths DNA questioned

Friday, September 11th 2015, 6:30
related countries: Thailand Thailand

DNA from a garden hoe allegedly used to kill two British tourists does not match samples taken from two men accused of the killings, a court hears.
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Consultant contract negotiations start

Friday, September 11th 2015, 2:06

Negotiations over reforms to consultant contracts, including the end of a right to opt out of weekend work, have begun, the British Medical Association says.
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NI 'rogue ministers' remark criticised

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 23:50

Northern Ireland's acting first minister says she will protect Stormont from "rogue" republican and nationalist ministers but Sinn Féin criticise her comments as a "bigoted".
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NI leader steps down in Stormont crisis

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 19:45

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson steps aside and all but one of his party's ministers resign as a result of the political crisis at Stormont.
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Australia look to wrap up ODI series

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 19:01
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia meet England in the fourth ODI at Headingley on Friday when victory would wrap up a series win for the tourists.
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BA blaze pilot: 'I'm finished flying'

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 17:24

The pilot of a British Airways plane which caught fire at Las Vegas airport, forcing the evacuation of 170 people, says he is "finished flying".
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Bid to adjourn NI Assembly fails

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 15:51

An attempt to adjourn the Northern Ireland Assembly has been defeated amid a growing political crisis for Stormont's power-sharing institutions.
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Funeral for IndyCar star Justin Wilson

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 15:04
related countries: United States United States

About 500 people attend the funeral of British IndyCar driver Justin Wilson, who died during a race last month in the US.
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VIDEO: Vegas plane fire: 'Please remain seated'

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 12:20

Footage has emerged of the moment passengers on board a British Airways plane on a runway in Las Vegas realised it was on fire.
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UK interest rates held in 8-1 vote

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 12:18

The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee votes 8-1 to keep interest rates on hold at 0.5%, but lowers its UK growth forecast.
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Brit trio in America's Got Talent final

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 11:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: America

Three British acts are through to the finals of America's Got Talent, the annual US talent search.
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Netanyahu in UK for Middle East talks

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 10:11
related countries: Israel Israel

Action is needed to stop the Middle East "disintegrating" under the threat of militant Islamists, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu says on a visit to the UK.
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Terror arrests reach 'record high'

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 10:06

The number of people arrested for terrorism-related offences in the UK reaches record levels with 299 arrests in the past year - up 31% - Home Office figures reveal.
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Music museum leaves London for north

Thursday, September 10th 2015, 5:00
related places: Liverpool, London

Liverpool is to become the new permanent home of the British Music Experience museum, which is leaving its current home in London.
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VIDEO: Sci-fi classic props up for sale

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 23:08
related places: London

An Ewok's head and Christopher Reeve's Superman tunic are among the highlights at a new exhibition of film and television props in London.
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DUP ministers in assembly quit threat

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 19:59

The DUP says if the Northern Ireland Assembly is not adjourned or suspended their ministers will quit, amid IRA row
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Queen thanks public as milestone passed

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 16:30
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

The Queen thanks well-wishers at home and overseas for their "touching messages of kindness" as she officially becomes Britain's longest-reigning monarch.
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'There's a fire' - terror on BA jet

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 16:00

Passengers describe the terrifying moment a fire breaks out on board their British Airways plane at Las Vegas airport, as an investigation gets under way.
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Weak month for UK manufacturing

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 11:49

The UK manufacturing sector had a weak month in July, down 0.5% on the same month last year, according to official figures.
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BA plane catches fire in Las Vegas

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 11:09
related places: London

A British Airways plane bound for London catches fire at Las Vegas airport, forcing the evacuation of all 170 people on board on emergency slides.
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MP denies implicating Radcliffe

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 10:18
related places: Radcliffe

An MP accused by British athlete Paula Radcliffe of implicating her in allegations of blood doping says that was not his intention.
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VIDEO: 'Flames were twice as high as plane'

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 10:12

Two men who were passengers on a British Airways flight that caught fire in Las Vegas have been describing their experience.
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Oil sector 'has lost 65,000 jobs'

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 8:02

The contraction of Britain's offshore oil sector is already stripping out 65,000 jobs, according to a new report.
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VIDEO: BA plane catches fire in Las Vegas

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 6:20

A British Airways flight caught fire while preparing for take-off on the runway at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.
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Australia keeper Haddin quits Tests

Wednesday, September 9th 2015, 1:30

Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin retires from Test cricket following the 3-2 Ashes defeat by England.
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Record a dream come true - Rooney

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 22:45

Wayne Rooney says it feels great to finally break Sir Bobby Charlton's England goalscoring record - and promises more to come.
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Morgan praises England 'spin twins'

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 22:34
related countries: Australia Australia

England captain Eoin Morgan hails spinners Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid after victory over Australia at Old Trafford.
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Wake-up call for later school starts

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 22:22

As they prepare a major trial of the idea, UK scientists say that starting school at 10:00 could have huge benefits for teenagers because it better matches their “biological clock".
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Taylor ton keeps England in series

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 21:46
related countries: Australia Australia

James Taylor's maiden ODI century helps England keep the series alive as they beat Australia by 93 runs at Old Trafford.
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England 2-0 Switzerland

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 21:45
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Wayne Rooney becomes England's all-time record goalscorer as Roy Hodgson's team beat Switzerland in Euro 2016 qualifying.
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'Injuries will galvanise Wales'

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 18:58

Coach Warren Gatland will use the injuries to Leigh Halfpenny and Rhys Webb to galvanise Wales, says England assistant Andy Farrell.
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UK 'would repeat Syria drone strike'

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 17:39
related countries: Syria Syria

The UK would not hesitate to launch more secret drone strikes in Syria to thwart potential terror attacks, the defence secretary says.
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Viviani wins Tour of Britain stage

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 17:19

Team Sky's Elia Viviani claims his second stage win of the Tour of Britain as Juan Jose Lobato takes the yellow jersey.
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Tomic replaces Kyrgios for Davis Cup

Tuesday, September 8th 2015, 15:21
related countries: Australia Australia

Nick Kyrgios is replaced by Bernard Tomic in Australia's Davis Cup squad to face Britain in their semi-final tie.
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