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VIDEO: UK denies 'pick-up artist' Blanc visa

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 23:01
related countries: United States United States

Controversial US "pick-up artist" Julien Blanc has been barred from entering the UK by the Home Office.
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UK denies 'pick-up artist' Blanc visa

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 18:30
related countries: United States United States

Controversial US "pick-up artist" Julien Blanc is barred from entering the UK by the Home Office following an online petition.
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Ford starts as England make changes

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 18:19
related countries: Samoa Samoa
related places: Bath

Bath fly-half George Ford will make his first international start as England make five changes for the visit of Samoa.
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Sturridge set to miss six more weeks

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 16:02
related places: Liverpool

Liverpool and England striker Daniel Sturridge could be out for six more weeks after a new injury setback in training.
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Court puts more heat on diesels

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 15:28

UK government comes under renewed pressure to cut pollution from diesel vehicles following the latest ruling in a battle over clean air.
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Cinemas 'should vary ticket prices'

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 14:41

Cinemas should offer a greater range of ticket prices, according to one of the leading figures in the UK film industry.
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Murat 'faces new McCann questioning'

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 12:41

Police probing the disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann are to question former suspect Robert Murat, the BBC learns.
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O'Grady agrees hacking settlement

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 12:39

Television personality Paul O'Grady settles a phone hacking claim against the publishers of News of the World, London's High Court hears.
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Emma Thompson to receive film honour

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 12:26

Emma Thompson is to be honoured at the British Independent Film Awards next month for her outstanding contribution to British film by an actor.
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Spinner Hafeez to face bowling tests

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 12:25
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan off-spinner Mohammad Hafeez will fly to England for tests after being reported for a suspect bowling action.
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Children failed over sex abuse risk

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 11:25

Vulnerable children in England are at risk of sexual exploitation because of failings by councils, the children's services watchdog Ofsted warns.
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NHS publishes surgeon outcomes data

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 9:11

Information on how patients fare with specific surgeons in England is highlighted in an NHS transparency drive.
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England apologise for anti-IRA chant

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 7:07

The FA ask the official England band to stop playing during the friendly with Scotland because of anti-IRA chanting.
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VIDEO: UK Ebola doctor back in Sierra Leone

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 6:45
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

A UK nurse who contracted Ebola earlier this year is back in Sierra Leone, and says he is "frustrated" by the "woefully slow" international response.
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British nurse back to help after Ebola recovery

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 6:01
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone

Returning British Ebola nurse frustrated at Sierra Leone situation
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Scotland 1-3 England

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 22:20

Wayne Rooney closes in on the England record of 49 goals as his side return from Scotland with a comfortable victory.
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BBFC changes Paddington 'sex' advice

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 17:58
related places: Paddington

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) changes its guidance about "mild sex references" in the new Paddington film after a request from the film's distributor.
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Federer plays down Wawrinka row

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 17:53
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: London

Roger Federer plays down his row with Swiss team-mate Stan Wawrinka ahead of the Davis Cup final.
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Briton named as synagogue victim

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 16:17

A man born in Britain has been named as one of the victims of an attack at a synagogue in Jerusalem.
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'Fifth of all crimes' go unrecorded

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 12:31
related places: More

Almost one in five of all offences and 26% of sexual allegations reported to police in England and Wales are not then recorded as crimes, a report says.
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UK inflation rate rises to 1.3%

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 11:12

UK inflation rose to an annual rate of 1.3% in October, up from 1.2% in the previous month, official figures show.
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Full-back Halfpenny in for Williams

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 11:07
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Leigh Halfpenny takes over at full-back with Liam Williams on the bench against NZ while Jonathan Davies and Dan Biggar return.
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Organised child abuse 'widespread'

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 0:01
related places: Rotherham

Organised child sex abuse is widespread in England and councils must review protection policies, a report by MPs on the Rotherham exploitation scandal says.
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Hodgson happy with England progress

Monday, November 17th 2014, 23:27

England manager Roy Hodgson says his side were making progress even before the "cold shower" of World Cup failure.
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'Robust action' on UK bird flu case

Monday, November 17th 2014, 21:52

"Immediate and robust action" is being taken to stamp out bird flu following a confirmed case at a duck breeding farm in East Yorkshire, the environment secretary tells MPs.
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VIDEO: 'The Brits should stay in EU'

Monday, November 17th 2014, 18:45

Germany's deputy finance minister Steffen Kampeter says he wants Britain in the EU and "we will find ways to offer Britain a good chance to stay in".
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PM: We won't be 'cowed' by terror

Monday, November 17th 2014, 17:39
related countries: United States United States

The UK will not be "cowed" by "sick terrorists", the prime minister tells MPs, after the killing of an American aid worker by Islamic State.
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PM: UK must stick to economic course

Monday, November 17th 2014, 17:08

David Cameron tells MPs he will stick to his economic strategy amid growing global threats to the recovery - but Labour accuses him of "getting his excuses in early".
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Hotel hammer attack man jailed

Monday, November 17th 2014, 15:55
related places: London

Philip Spence, who beat three sisters with a hammer as they slept at a London hotel, is jailed for life with a minimum term of 18 years.
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Hiddleston up for theatre award

Monday, November 17th 2014, 15:54

Tom Hiddleston, Gillian Anderson and Kristin Scott Thomas are among the nominees for acting prizes at the London Evening Standard Theatre Awards.
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Scots so keen to face England - boss

Monday, November 17th 2014, 15:39

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan says his players are champing at the bit to be involved in the friendly against England.
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Carney takes aim at bankers' pay

Monday, November 17th 2014, 14:07

The governor of the Bank of England says bankers' overall pay packages - not just bonuses - should be at risk in the event of wrongdoing.
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Serco chairman to leave troubled firm

Monday, November 17th 2014, 11:20

The chairman of Serco, the beleaguered outsourcing firm that has several contracts with the UK government, announces he will leave the company.
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Assange asylum inspires BBC sitcom

Monday, November 17th 2014, 10:20
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador
related places: London

Julian Assange's prolonged sojourn at the Ecuadorian embassy in London has inspired a new BBC Four sitcom, starring Fonejacker's Kayvan Novak.
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VIDEO: Bernstein calls for World Cup boycott

Monday, November 17th 2014, 8:52

Former FA chairman David Bernstein says England and Uefa should boycott the 2018 World Cup to force Fifa to reform.
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Bernstein call to boycott World Cup

Monday, November 17th 2014, 6:15

Former FA chairman David Bernstein says England and Uefa should consider withdrawing from 2018 World Cup to force Fifa to reform.
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Church to approve women bishops

Monday, November 17th 2014, 1:07

The Church of England is poised to formally adopt legislation which means its first female bishops could be ordained next year.
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Butcher predicts tough Scots test

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 22:06

Former England captain Terry Butcher believes revitalised Scotland will provide a stern test for England at Celtic Park.
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McAvoy wins Bafta film actor award

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 21:31

Hollywood star James McAvoy beats stiff competition to win the coveted Actor Film award at Scotland's annual Bafta ceremony.
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Children in Need single number one

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 19:00

Gareth Malone's All Star Choir top the UK singles chart with Children in Need single Wake Me Up as Pink Floyd are at number one in the album chart.
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Major urges 'pragmatic' migrant deal

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 15:33

Europe can reach an agreement to temporarily limit the number of EU migrants coming into the UK, former Tory PM Sir John Major says.
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UK ministers back Juncker tax probe

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 13:50
related countries: Luxembourg Luxembourg

Senior Conservatives back an investigation into claims Jean-Claude Juncker encouraged tax avoidance when he was Luxembourg leader, allegations the EU Commission boss denies.
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VIDEO: Queen Noor of Jordan on slavery

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 11:51
related places: London

This week, a conference on women's rights in London will look at ways of tackling slavery called Trust Women.
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Crackdown on prison violence pledged

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 6:10

Inmates in England and Wales who carry out assaults or other serious crimes will face harsher measures from next year, the Ministry of Justice announces.
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England 3-1 Slovenia

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 19:50
related countries: Slovenia Slovenia

Wayne Rooney crowns his 100th cap with a goal as England fight back from 1-0 down to defeat Slovenia at Wembley.
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SNP 'could hold balance of power'

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 18:26

Nicola Sturgeon uses her first speech as SNP leader to predict the party could hold the "balance of power" after the next general election.
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Stars unite for Band Aid 30 session

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 14:12
related places: London

Bono, Rita Ora and One Direction are among the musicians who have been in a London studio to record a new version of the Band Aid charity single.
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Fan dies after Celtic Park stair fall

Saturday, November 15th 2014, 4:21
related countries: Ireland Ireland

A 22-year-old football fan has died in hospital after falling in a stairwell at Celtic Park following Scotland's European Championship qualifier against the Republic of Ireland.
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Romania 2-0 N Ireland

Friday, November 14th 2014, 21:50
related countries: Romania Romania
related places: Bucharest

Northern Ireland's three-game winning run in their Euro 2016 qualifiers ends as Romania win to go top of Group F.
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Scotland 1-0 Republic of Ireland

Friday, November 14th 2014, 21:39
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Shaun Maloney scores the only goal in a thrilling Euro 2016 qualifying win for Scotland over Republic of Ireland.
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Salmond sets UK election target

Friday, November 14th 2014, 16:37

Alex Salmond tells the SNP conference that his party should set a target to win a majority of Scottish seats in the 2015 Westminster election.
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Powers to stop UK jihadists returning

Friday, November 14th 2014, 14:30

Britons who travel to Syria and Iraq to fight could be temporarily barred from returning home under plans announced by David Cameron.
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'Possible homicide' in abuse inquiry

Friday, November 14th 2014, 13:32

Police are investigating "possible homicide" linked to what a key witness describes as a paedophile ring involving powerful people in the 1970s and 1980s.
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Sturgeon appointed new SNP leader

Friday, November 14th 2014, 12:52

Nicola Sturgeon takes over the leadership of the SNP from Alex Salmond with a pledge to continue the fight for Scottish independence.
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NHS winter fears 'prompt cash boost'

Friday, November 14th 2014, 0:00

Fears of a winter crisis in the NHS in England have prompted ministers to increase the emergency funds available.
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Federer knocks out Murray in London

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 20:43
related places: London

Britain's Andy Murray is knocked out of the World Tour Finals in London, losing 6-0 6-1 to a sublime Roger Federer.
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Nishikori beats Ferrer in three sets

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 16:48
related places: London

Kei Nishikori beats first alternate David Ferrer in three sets to put pressure on Andy Murray at the World Tour Finals in London.
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Culture Club scrap reunion tour

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 15:14
related countries: United States United States

Pop group Culture Club cancel their forthcoming US and UK tour because singer Boy George has developed a throat condition and may need surgery.
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Woman jailed for funding Syria jihad

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 14:48
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: London

A London woman convicted of funding her husband's jihad in Syria has been jailed at the Old Bailey for 28 months.
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Amazon seeks British drone experts

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 12:21

UK drone experts are being sought by Amazon to help with its fledgling drone-based delivery service.
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Hodgson will 'learn from mistake'

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 12:05
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

England hooker Josh Hodgson says he will "learn from his mistake" after smashing a door at a student flat in New Zealand.
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Cumberbatch to receive film honour

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 11:24

Actor Benedict Cumberbatch is to be honoured for his work at the British Independent Film Awards (Bifas).
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Watson gets first England Test start

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 11:05
related countries: South Africa South Africa

Bath's Anthony Watson, 20, will make his first England Test start when he plays on the wing against South Africa on Saturday.
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Dier opted out of England Under-21s

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 10:33

Tottenham's Eric Dier asks not to play for England Under-21s so he can concentrate on winning a centre-half place with his club.
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RFU investigates alleged gay abuse

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 9:49
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

The Rugby Football Union investigates alleged abuse of gay referee Nigel Owens during England's defeat by New Zealand.
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Major to warn of split with EU

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 6:01

The case for leaving the European Union will be fuelled further if EU countries do not help the UK limit immigration, Sir John Major is to say later.
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Post staff to get missing risk alerts

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 4:31

Postal workers across the UK are to receive alerts about missing people while on their rounds to help locate vulnerable children and adults.
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Djokovic destroys Wawrinka

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 22:07
related places: London

World number one Novak Djokovic destroys Stan Wawrinka 6-3 6-0 in another one-sided World Tour Finals match in London.
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Berdych beats Cilic at Tour Finals

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 16:12
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

Tomas Berdych beats out-of-sorts US Open champion Marin Cilic 6-3 6-1 at the World Tour Finals in London.
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Banks fined £2.6bn in forex probe

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 15:37

Six banks, including RBS and HSBC, have been collectively fined £2.6bn by UK and US regulators for traders' attempted manipulation of foreign exchange rates.
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Actor Warren Clarke dies, aged 67

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 13:11

British actor Warren Clarke, best known for TV role in Dalziel And Pascoe, has died aged 67, his agent confirms.
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Davis ruled out of N Ireland game

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 13:09
related countries: Romania Romania

Northern Ireland captain Steven Davis misses Friday's Euro 2016 qualifier against Romania because of injury.
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Earnings growth overtakes inflation

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 12:57

Growth in average earnings for UK workers overtakes inflation for the first time in five years, while unemployment falls again, official figures show.
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South Africa make five changes

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 12:11
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South Africa name World Cup winners JP Pietersen and Schalk Burger in the starting XV for Saturday's Test against England.
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'World Cup win to eclipse Charlton'

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 10:55

Captain Wayne Rooney says he will not be an England legend like Sir Bobby Charlton unless he wins the World Cup.
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Police killer Harry Roberts released

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 9:06
related places: London

Notorious police killer Harry Roberts is released from prison, 48 years after murdering three unarmed officers in west London.
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Murray win keeps Finals hopes alive

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 6:24
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: London

Andy Murray keeps his ATP World Tour Finals hopes alive with a 6-3 7-5 win over Canadian Milos Raonic in London.
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Tower poppies to start being removed

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 1:06
related places: London

Up to 8.000 volunteers are set to start removing the 888, 246 commemorative ceramic poppies from the Tower of London.
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England winger Rokoduguni ruled out

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 19:45
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Twickenham

England winger Semesa Rokoduguni is ruled out of Saturday's autumn international against South Africa with a hip injury.
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'No cover-up found' in abuse review

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 19:19

A review finds no evidence that files relating to child abuse by prominent figures were "deliberately or systematically removed or destroyed".
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State funeral for Zambian president

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 18:36
related countries: Zambia Zambia

Tens of thousands of Zambians attend a state funeral for President Michael Sata, who died last month in a UK hospital at the age of 77.
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Last poppy laid as UK honours war dead

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 17:04

The last ceramic poppy is laid at the Tower of London, one of many Armistice Day events to remember servicemen and servicewomen who have died in conflicts.
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Federer outclasses Nishikori

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 16:20
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: London

Swiss world number two Roger Federer overcame Kei Nishikori 6-3 6-2 at the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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UK backs EU migrant welfare ruling

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 16:10

A European Court of Justice ruling backing Germany's attempts to restrict unemployed migrants' rights to welfare is welcomed by David Cameron.
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Bulgaria unveils Markov statue

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 16:04
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria
related places: London

Bulgaria's president unveils a statue to dissident playwright Georgi Markov, murdered in central London in what became known as the "umbrella killing".
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Vodafone to offer broadband and TV

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 11:32

Vodafone is to launch UK broadband and TV services in the spring to compete with rivals such as BT, Virgin and Sky.
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Lawrence walks Hunger Games red carpet

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 10:37
related places: London

Jennifer Lawrence joins castmates at the world premiere of the penultimate Hunger Games movie, Mockingjay Part 1, in London.
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Payday loan charges cap announced

Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 9:23

A cap on the amount that payday lenders can charge their customers is announced by the City regulator.
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Rooney an England great - Lineker

Monday, November 10th 2014, 23:29

Former England captain Gary Lineker says Wayne Rooney deserves to be recognised as one of the nation's greatest players.
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Dominant Djokovic dismantles Cilic

Monday, November 10th 2014, 21:58
related places: London

World number one Novak Djokovic sweeps past Marin Cilic 6-1 6-1 at the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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Cameron: No 'Cold War' with Russia

Monday, November 10th 2014, 20:53
related countries: Russia Russia

The UK is not seeking another Cold War with Russia, but Britain must stand up for its values, Prime Minister David Cameron has said.
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Wembley chief in pitch admission

Monday, November 10th 2014, 16:14
related places: Wembley

Wembley chief says he is "slightly disappointed" by issues with the pitch but promises a "good surface" for England's next game.
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UK drone makes first strike in Iraq

Monday, November 10th 2014, 15:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The UK carried out its first drone attack on Islamic State militants in Iraq over the weekend, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Wawrinka crushes Berdych in London

Monday, November 10th 2014, 15:46
related places: London

Stan Wawrinka crushes Tomas Berdych 6-1 6-1 on the second day of the ATP World Tour Finals in London.
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Cameron: EU vote won't harm economy

Monday, November 10th 2014, 15:04

David Cameron tells the CBI's annual conference that the prospect of an EU referendum is not damaging the UK economy.
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Gherkin sold to Brazilian billionaire

Monday, November 10th 2014, 11:57
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: London

One of London's most distinctive office buildings, the Gherkin, has been bought by a Brazilian group for more than £700m.
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VIDEO: Stars 'go Scottish' at MTV EMAs

Monday, November 10th 2014, 8:07
related places: Glasgow

One Direction top the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards with three prizes at Glasgow's SSE Hydro Arena.
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Matt Berry toast of comedy awards

Monday, November 10th 2014, 7:18

Comic actor Matt Berry is in the running for a clutch of British Comedy Awards for his sitcom Toast, as well as for two other roles.
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BME coaching numbers 'appalling'

Monday, November 10th 2014, 6:30

Sports Minister Helen Grant is "worried" as a study shows only 19 black and ethnic minority coaches have top roles in England.
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'British jihadist' killed in Iraq

Sunday, November 9th 2014, 19:06
related countries: Iraq Iraq

British man Kabir Ahmed is reported to have died while carrying out a suicide bombing that killed a senior Iraqi police official near Baghdad.
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