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Australia thwart England in thriller

Friday, January 17th 2014, 12:08
related countries: Australia Australia

James Faulkner hits an unbeaten 69 as Australia beat England by one wicket to take a 2-0 lead in the one-day series.
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Radcliffe's Cripple set for Broadway

Friday, January 17th 2014, 11:20
related places: Broadway, London

The London production of The Cripple of Inishmaan, starring Daniel Radcliffe, is heading to the Broadway stage.
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December sees strong retail sales

Friday, January 17th 2014, 11:08

UK retail sales in December were up 5.3% from a year earlier, official figures show - the fastest annual sales growth in more than nine years.
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NSA 'collected 200m texts per day'

Friday, January 17th 2014, 2:01
related countries: United States United States

The US National Security Agency has collected almost 200 million text messages per day - and British spies have had access to some data, British media report.
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VIDEO: 'Confident of victory': Taliban interview

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 17:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

In a rare interview with the BBC, the Taliban tell the BBC's John Simpson that they will retake control of Afghanistan when British and US troops leave at the end of 2014.
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Two women held over terror offences

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 16:40

Two women aged 26 and 27 have been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences, Scotland Yard says.
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Only Fools star Lloyd Pack dies

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 15:35

British actor Roger Lloyd Pack, best known as Trigger in Only Fools and Horses, has died aged 69, his agent confirms.
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Military cuts 'limit UK world role'

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 12:00
related countries: United States United States

Spending cuts to the UK's armed forces will prevent it having a full military partnership with America, ex-US Defence Secretary Robert Gates warns.
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'Humanity lost' at immigration site

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 9:43
related places: London

A report condemns "shocking cases where a sense of humanity was lost" at an immigration removal centre in west London.
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In pictures: Hairstyles and identity

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 9:31
related places: London

London exhibition on barbershops in eight West African cities
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Amateurs find hundreds of treasures

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 6:43

Figures from The British Museum show amateur archaeologists with metal detectors found 990 items classified as treasure during 2012, with nearly 74,000 items of historical interest discovered.
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Philippines web abuse ring smashed

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 3:22
related countries: Philippines Philippines

A paedophile ring which streamed live child abuse from the Philippines over the internet is broken up by a UK-led international police operation.
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Home sales 'highest for six years'

Thursday, January 16th 2014, 0:56

The number of UK homes sold per surveyor has more than doubled since the depth of the housing market downturn, a survey suggests.
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Britons pay to see webcam sex abuse

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 17:03
related countries: Philippines Philippines

British paedophiles are among those paying to watch the abuse of children in the Philippines via webcams, a BBC investigation finds.
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Government defends RBS bonus policy

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 16:24

Both the Prime Minister and the chancellor have been defending the government's stance on bonuses for RBS bankers
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Golden Temple SAS claims overlooked in India

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 14:15
related countries: India India
related places: Amritsar

Claims about UK role at Amritsar draw little attention in India
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Freud's ashes targeted in grave raid

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 13:43
related places: London

"Callous" thieves try to steal an urn containing Sigmund Freud's ashes in a raid on a north London crematorium.
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UK's creative industries surge ahead

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 13:03

Jobs in the UK's creative industries - including film and the arts - have grown by more than 8% in recent years and buck the trend for minimal expansion, according to new figures.
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Baines set to sign new Everton deal

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 12:47
related places: Everton

Everton and England defender Leighton Baines looks set to end speculation over his future by signing a new deal at Goodison Park.
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12 Years a Slave leads UK box office

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 10:13
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United States United States
related places: Oscar

Steve McQueen's gritty drama 12 Years a Slave opens at the top of the UK and Ireland box office, knocking fellow Oscar hopeful American Hustle into second place.
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Growth in Scottish economy continues

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 9:46

The Scottish economy grew by 0.7% in the third quarter of last year, according to the latest official estimates.
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Burberry sees strong Asia growth

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 9:02

Burberry, the UK luxury fashion brand, reports a rise in revenue over the Christmas period, with strong growth coming from Asia-Pacific.
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Toshiba in UK nuclear venture deal

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 8:13
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's Toshiba agrees to buy a controlling stake in UK nuclear venture NuGeneration, which plans to build three power plants in north-west England.
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Pietersen in England World T20 squad

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 7:37
related places: March

Kevin Pietersen is named in England's provisional squad for the ICC World Twenty20, which begins in March.
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Finn to leave England's Australia tour

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 6:59
related countries: Australia Australia

Bowler Steven Finn will leave England's tour of Australia to return home and "work on technical aspects of his game", the ECB says.
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Pellegrini targets City quadruple

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 23:59

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says he wants to mark his debut season in England by winning four trophies.
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Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 23:03
related countries: India India
related places: Amritsar

The Indian general in charge of storming the Golden Temple in 1984 tells the BBC that it is not true that the UK government colluded in the attack.
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DJ Travis an 'opportunist offender'

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 17:27
related places: London

Former BBC DJ Dave Lee Travis was an opportunist who carried out sex assaults on young women including one live on Top of the Pops, a court hears.
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Atheist given religious asylum in UK

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 16:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An Afghan citizen is granted asylum in the UK for religious reasons, because he is an atheist.
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British Museum gets record visitors

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 16:21

The British Museum has its most successful year to date with 6.7 million visits, up 20% on 2012 and beating 2008's previous record of six million.
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Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 15:59
related countries: India India

Britain orders an investigation into claims that the Thatcher government "colluded" with India on the deadly Golden Temple raid in Amritsar in 1984.
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Rolf Harris denies 12 sex charges

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 15:57
related places: London

Veteran TV presenter Rolf Harris is remanded on bail after pleading not guilty at a London court to 12 indecent assault charges.
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Rolf Harris arrives at court hearing

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 14:54
related places: London

Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris arrives at a central London court to enter pleas to charges of indecent assault and making indecent images of a child.
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McVie returns to Fleetwood Mac

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 12:50

British singer-songwriter Christine McVie rejoins Fleetwood Mac, and plots tour dates for 2014.
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24 new series to be filmed in London

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 12:36
related places: London

24: Live Another Day will be shot in the English capital and will be screened on Sky 1 in May.
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UK inflation rate hits 2% target

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 11:58

The UK's inflation rate fell to the Bank of England's target of 2% last month for the first time since November 2009, helped by a slowdown in the increase of fruit prices.
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England win but Cook fails again

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 10:36
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Cook

England beat a Prime Minister's XI for a first win in Australia for two months, but Alastair Cook again fails with the bat.
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Regulator shakes up cement market

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 10:09

The UK's cement market is set to see greater competition following changes ordered by the Competition Commission.
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WW1 soldier diaries published online

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 9:38

Diaries from British soldiers describing life on the frontline during World War One are being published online by the National Archives.
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Sharp rise in A&E locum doctor spend

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 9:14

Spending on locum doctors to plug the gaps in A&E units in England has risen by 60% in three years, figures obtained by Labour show.
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Child shock guidelines 'are deadly'

Tuesday, January 14th 2014, 1:40

Thousands of children could be dying each year because the World Health Organization has not updated guidelines for treating children entering shock, warn UK researchers.
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US-UK 'may rethink Syria support'

Monday, January 13th 2014, 22:55
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

Britain and the US have warned they will rethink support for Syria's opposition if it fails to join peace talks, a Syrian source says.
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Duke to promote UK in Bahrain visit

Monday, January 13th 2014, 22:47
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain
related places: York

The Duke of York is due to start an official visit to the Middle Eastern state of Bahrain to promote the UK.
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UK ship to join Syria weapons convoy

Monday, January 13th 2014, 17:23
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Norway Norway, Syria Syria

British warship HMS Montrose is to join a convoy transporting chemical weapons from Syria, Foreign Secretary William Hague says.
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Abuse inquiry 'gives victims voice'

Monday, January 13th 2014, 15:15

Victims have waited years to tell their stories to the biggest public inquiry into child abuse ever held in the UK, its senior counsel says.
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Monday, January 13th 2014, 12:19

The UK is to opt out of planned European Commission rules on so-called "legal highs", with ministers claiming they would "fetter" efforts to ban drugs.
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Amec offers £1.9bn for Swiss firm

Monday, January 13th 2014, 10:17
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

UK engineer Amec provisionally agrees a £1.9bn takeover of Swiss rival Foster Wheeler in a deal which it says offers "a compelling proposition".
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American Hustle hat-trick at Globes

Monday, January 13th 2014, 9:16

Crime caper American Hustle wins three awards at the Golden Globes in Los Angeles, where 12 Years a Slave is named best film drama.
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BBFC announces new horror guidelines

Monday, January 13th 2014, 8:14

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) is to more closely scrutinise the impact of horror movies under new guidelines for certifying films.
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Robson & Watson beaten in first round

Monday, January 13th 2014, 5:27
related countries: Aruba Aruba

British pair Laura Robson and Heather Watson are both knocked out on the opening day of the Australian Open.
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Belgrade's love for 1980s Brit bands

Monday, January 13th 2014, 1:55
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

The Serbian capital's love affair with 1980s British bands
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Treasury to make Scots debt pledge

Monday, January 13th 2014, 1:10

The UK Treasury is to say it will honour all UK government debt issued up to the date of the referendum on Scottish independence.
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Pharrell reclaims UK chart crown

Sunday, January 12th 2014, 19:21

Pharrell Williams regains pole position in the UK single charts, while Ellie Goulding hangs on to her hard-earned number one album.
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Nichols 'moved' by Cardinal role

Sunday, January 12th 2014, 16:19

The most senior Catholic in England and Wales, Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols, says he is "deeply moved" to be created a Cardinal by Pope Francis.
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Four feared dead in German air crash

Sunday, January 12th 2014, 15:40
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Trier

A light plane flying from England crashes near the western German city of Trier, with all four of its German occupants feared dead.
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Hague rejects Iraq 'abuse' complaint

Sunday, January 12th 2014, 14:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Foreign Secretary William Hague rejects a complaint accusing British forces of abusing detainees in Iraq between 2003-2008.
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Cook queries Warner recall decision

Sunday, January 12th 2014, 14:19
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Melbourne

England captain Alastair Cook disagrees with the decision to recall Australia's David Warner to the crease in Melbourne.
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Australia thrash England in first ODI

Sunday, January 12th 2014, 12:11
related countries: Australia Australia

Aaron Finch hits a superb 121 as Australia beat England by six wickets in the first one-day international at the MCG.
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UK 'working on benefit restrictions'

Sunday, January 12th 2014, 11:15

The UK is working with other European governments to try to restrict benefits migrants can claim when they move from one EU country to another, the work and pensions secretary says.
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Britons 'more optimistic' on economy

Sunday, January 12th 2014, 3:39

The number of British people who are optimistic about the economy has trebled since 2012, a survey suggests.
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Keeping tuition fees 'breaks EU law'

Sunday, January 12th 2014, 3:00

Charging tuition fees to students from the rest of the UK in an independent Scotland could break European law, pro-union academics claim.
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A new start for Mongolian football?

Sunday, January 12th 2014, 1:04
related countries: Mongolia Mongolia

The British coach starting a new football team in Mongolia
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Alt-J's Gwil quits the band

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 15:59

British quartet Alt-J have confirmed that band member Gwil has quit the group.
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Total 'to invest in UK shale gas'

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 15:33
related countries: France France

French oil and gas company Total is to invest in the UK's shale gas industry, it is to be announced on Monday.
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Licence plan 'threatens' teachers

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 14:54

Labour's plans to license teachers will be seen as a "threat, not an opportunity", one of the UK's biggest teaching unions warns.
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Army recruitment a 'big challenge'

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 11:57

The defence secretary says Army recruitment is a "big challenge", as the Army launches a £3m campaign to boost regular and reserve forces.
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Australia fight back against England

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 11:45
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Perth

England slump to 18-3 after Australia's strong fightback on the second day of the Women's Ashes Test in Perth.
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Cook not drawn on Pietersen future

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 10:37

England captain Alastair Cook refuses to be drawn on the future of batsman Kevin Pietersen.
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Labour plan for 'teacher licences'

Saturday, January 11th 2014, 9:59

Teachers in England's state schools would need to be licensed every few years if Labour returned to power, the BBC's Nick Robinson is told.
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10 things we didn't know last week

Friday, January 10th 2014, 17:48
related places: Beer

Beer is the issue that brings most UK MPs together, and other nuggets
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Woman and two children found dead

Friday, January 10th 2014, 15:49
related places: London

A woman and two children are found dead in a house in north-west London, prompting a murder investigation.
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Met PC admits 'plebgate' misconduct

Friday, January 10th 2014, 14:14
related places: London

A Metropolitan Police officer admits misconduct in public office over the "plebgate" affair and will offer to resign from the force.
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Heathrow calls price cap 'draconian'

Friday, January 10th 2014, 12:57
related places: Heathrow

Heathrow accuses the UK's aviation regulator of draconian action, after it capped the amount it is allowed to charge its airlines.
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England fight back in Ashes opener

Friday, January 10th 2014, 11:27
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Perth

Arran Brindle and Anya Shrubsole lead the England fightback on the opening day of the Women's Ashes Test against Australia.
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Arrests in Dubai over missing Briton

Friday, January 10th 2014, 10:19
related countries: Iran Iran

Three men are arrested in Dubai over the disappearance of a British businessman of Iranian origin feared to have been abducted and murdered.
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Defoe to join Toronto from Tottenham

Friday, January 10th 2014, 10:13
related places: Tottenham

Tottenham and England striker Jermain Defoe will join Major League Soccer side Toronto FC for £6m at the end of February.
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Broad rested for first two ODIs

Friday, January 10th 2014, 10:08
related countries: Australia Australia

Pace bowler Stuart Broad is rested for England's opening two one-day internationals against Australia.
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Lords to debate EU referendum bill

Friday, January 10th 2014, 8:38

The House of Lords will debate a bill later that would allow a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU in 2017.
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Cineworld buys Poland-based rival

Friday, January 10th 2014, 8:07
related countries: Israel Israel, Poland Poland

Cineworld, the UK's largest cinema operator, is buying about 100 multiplexes in eastern Europe and Israel owned by CCI in a deal worth about £500m.
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VIDEO: Indian tribe protects land

Friday, January 10th 2014, 2:40
related countries: India India

A small tribe in eastern India has managed to prevent a British-Indian mining giant from exploiting the aluminium ore rich hills in which they live.
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Onions eyes recall after Ashes 'hurt'

Friday, January 10th 2014, 0:15
related places: Durham

Durham seamer Graham Onions is determined to return to the England team and says missing the Ashes "hurt like mad".
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England line up Peru friendly match

Friday, January 10th 2014, 0:05
related countries: Peru Peru
related places: Wembley

England are set to announce that they will play Peru at Wembley in their final home World Cup warm-up match.
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VIDEO: UK troops' last year in Afghanistan

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 18:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

UK and US troops are in their final year in Afghanistan and are due to leave by the end of December.
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Thursday, January 9th 2014, 18:26

The recent storms that have brought heavy rain and floods to much of the UK cannot definitely be linked to climate change, says the Met Office.
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Ford replaces Flood in England squad

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 17:41
related places: Bath

Bath fly-half George Ford replaces Toby Flood in England's elite squad and 11 more players are called up for Six Nations training.
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UK and Nigeria sign prisoners deal

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 17:07
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The UK and Nigeria sign an agreement to allow the transfer of prisoners between the two countries, which is expected to start later this year.
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Nurses 'crying' over A&E problems

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 16:21

A porter at Northern Ireland's biggest A&E unit says he is "fed up watching our nurses cry" after a backlog of patients led to a 'major incident' being declared.
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England let standards slip - Prior

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 12:10

Matt Prior believes England lost the Ashes because they neglected the "little things" and let their standards slip.
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American Hustle tops UK film chart

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 11:16
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United States United States
related places: Heist

Heist movie American Hustle makes number one at the UK and Ireland box office.
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Johnson rested for first one-day game

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 8:33
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson will be rested for the first one-day international against England on Sunday.
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Duggan shooting prompts camera move

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 8:06
related places: London

The Met Police Commissioner says firearms officers will wear video cameras following the death of Mark Duggan, as he prepares to meet community leaders in north London.
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Flood risk remains as weather calms

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 3:24

The last of many weather warnings issued by the Met Office since before Christmas is set to expire - but flood waters could still rise in some areas.
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US helicopter crashes off Virginia

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 2:28
related countries: United States United States
related places: Virginia, Norfolk

Two of four crew members rescued after a US helicopter crashed off Virginia have died, officials say, while a fifth is still missing.
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Duggan killing lawful, says jury

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 22:11

Mark Duggan's family say they will fight for justice after an inquest jury concluded by a majority of 8 to 2 that he was lawfully killed by police.
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Broad and Prior rescue man from bridge

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 11:43
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Sydney

Matt Prior and England team-mate Stuart Broad help rescue a man preparing to jump off a bridge in Sydney, Australia.
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Gravity leads Bafta nominations

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 10:11

Space drama Gravity leads the way at this year's Baftas, scoring 11 nominations including best film and best British film.
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Flower denies ultimatum reports

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 6:58

England coach Andy Flower denies reports he has issued an ultimatum that he will leave if batsman Kevin Pietersen stays.
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Rain brings fresh flooding fears

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 6:48

Parts of Britain are at risk of more flooding, as the Met Office forecasts more heavy rain in the coming days.
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VIDEO: Venezuelan ex-beauty queen murdered

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 6:27
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Former Venezuelan beauty queen Monica Spear, 29, and her British husband Thomas Berry, 39, have been shot dead in their car in Venezuela.
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Many child sex attackers not jailed

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 4:53

About 50% of criminals convicted of sex offences, violence and burglaries in England and Wales in 2012 were not sent to prison, new figures reveal.
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