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Learning disability care beds cut

Friday, October 30th 2015, 7:46

Hospital beds for people with learning disabilities and autism will be halved in England, the NHS has announced.
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Inquiry call over vanished cruise woman

Friday, October 30th 2015, 1:01
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The disappearance of a woman from a cruise ship near Mexico four years ago should be investigated by UK authorities, an MP demands.
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RBS cuts ties with US bank Citizens

Friday, October 30th 2015, 0:39
related countries: United States United States

The Royal Bank of Scotland is selling its remaining 20.9% stake in the US bank Citizens as it continues to focus on the UK market.
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MPs worried by UK refugee 'capacity'

Friday, October 30th 2015, 0:06
related countries: Syria Syria

The UK may not be prepared for the number of Syrian refugees the government plans to accept, MPs say.
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European gossip

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 18:55

Cristiano Ronaldo wants a return to England, Barcelona target Alexandre Pato, Paul Pogba's asking price revealed, and more.
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Arsenal duo to miss England games

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 16:43

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are out until after the international break.
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UK 'yet to reveal EU reform details'

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 9:10

Two European leaders tell the BBC that the UK is yet to reveal any details about what it wants to achieve in a renegotiation with the EU.
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Women 'now 25% of FTSE boards'

Thursday, October 29th 2015, 0:07

The UK's top companies have reached a "major milestone" in increasing the number of women in their boardrooms, but more needs to be done, a new report is expected to say.
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VIDEO: Man facing lashes in Saudi to be freed

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 23:23
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A British man, who was threatened with flogging for having homemade wine in his car in Saudi Arabia, is to be freed.
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O'Sullivan will not defend UK title

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 21:32
related places: York

Five-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan will not be defending his UK Snooker Championship title in York in November.
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Burgess 'considering league return'

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 20:46
related places: Bath

England's Sam Burgess is given time off by Premiership club Bath to consider his future in rugby union, BBC Sport learns.
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Briton to be released from Saudi jail

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 18:56
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

A British man who was imprisoned for possessing alcohol in Saudi Arabia will be released within a week, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says.
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VIDEO: Decades in jail for another man's crime

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 17:33
related countries: United States United States

A man has been in prison in the US for 23 years for shooting dead a British tourist, even though the judge in his trial and police detectives believe he is innocent of the crime, a BBC investigation finds.
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Fewer police on Madeleine McCann case

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 16:44
related places: London

The number of UK officers investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann is cut from 29 to four, the Metropolitan Police says.
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Terry Jones to direct Feldman play

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 16:25

Monty Python's Terry Jones is to direct the world premiere of Jeepers Creepers, a play about British comedy star Marty Feldman.
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Cameron in EU exit plan warning

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 14:46
related countries: Iceland Iceland

David Cameron rejects Eurosceptic claims the UK could thrive like Norway if it leaves the EU, ahead of a summit in Iceland.
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EU doctor suspended for 'poor English'

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 14:27
related countries: Italy Italy

An Italian doctor has been suspended from practising in the UK after failing an English language test.
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Police warn 1,900 of 'threat to life'

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 13:53

Police in the UK have warned nearly 2,000 people their lives were under threat in the last four years, new figures show.
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Comic Mortimer has triple heart bypass

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 9:56

Bob Mortimer cancels the first leg of a UK tour with comedy partner Vic Reeves after undergoing a triple heart bypass operation.
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UK cash to protect antiquities from IS

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 4:07
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A £3m ($4.5m) scheme to help Iraq protect its antiquities from war and Islamic State terrorism has been announced by the UK government.
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Cancer variation 'unacceptable'

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 0:54

Vital opportunities to diagnose cancer patients in England earlier and increase their survival chances are being missed, experts are warning.
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UK seeks emergency EU talks on steel

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 0:10

Business Secretary Sajid Javid calls for an emergency European Union meeting to discuss the crisis in the steel industry.
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VIDEO: Saudi-UK relations becoming 'strained'

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 23:06
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Diplomatic relations between the UK and Saudi Arabia have become 'strained' in recent weeks.
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Parliament review after Lords defeat

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 20:00

The government announces a review into the workings of Parliament after its defeat in the House of Lords over tax credit cuts.
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Jimi Hendrix house opens to public

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 15:43
related places: London

Jimi Hendrix's London home is to open as a permanent museum for the public to visit on 10 February 2016.
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GB's Bedene beats Chardy in Valencia

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 15:17

British number two Aljaz Bedene upsets eighth seed Jeremy Chardy to reach the second round of the Valencia Open.
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Scotland women win in Macedonia

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 14:49
related countries: Macedonia Macedonia

Rachel Corsie scores twice as Scotland win 4-1 in Macedonia to go top of their Euro 2017 qualifying group.
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UK to extend Afghanistan troops' stay

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 12:20
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The UK is to extend the stay of its 450 troops in Afghanistan to the end of next year, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon tells MPs.
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UK economic growth slows to 0.5%

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 11:09

UK economic growth slowed in the third quarter of the year, weighed down by the performance of the construction and manufacturing sectors, official figures show.
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England women beat Australia in China

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 10:53
related countries: Australia Australia, China China

Izzy Christiansen's goal earns England's women's team a 1-0 win over Australia in the CFA International Tournament.
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Duggan family to appeal over death

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 10:47

The family of Mark Duggan, who was shot dead by police in 2011, win the right to appeal over an inquest's finding he was lawfully killed.
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Rashid not to blame - Bayliss

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 8:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Trevor Bayliss says no-one is blaming Adil Rashid for the manner of his dismissal in England's second Test defeat by Pakistan.
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Where does UK aid to Syria actually go?

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 0:43
related countries: Syria Syria

Where does UK aid to Syria actually go?
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Stars join royals for Spectre premiere

Monday, October 26th 2015, 22:23
related places: Cambridge, London

The stars of the new James Bond film Spectre join the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry at the film's world premiere in London.
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Boy, 15, arrested after TalkTalk hack

Monday, October 26th 2015, 19:53

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in Northern Ireland in connection with the TalkTalk hacking attack, Scotland Yard has said.
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Five UK whale-watchers die in Canada

Monday, October 26th 2015, 18:37
related countries: Canada Canada

Five Britons were killed when a whale-watching boat carrying 27 people sank off the coast of western Canada, the UK foreign secretary says.
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Plane suffers landing gear collapse

Monday, October 26th 2015, 18:03

A plane owned and operated by British Airways' franchise Comair suffers an undercarriage failure while landing in Johannesburg.
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Adele heads straight to number one

Monday, October 26th 2015, 17:51

Adele's comeback single, Hello, looks set to top the official UK singles chart, after selling 165,000 copies in three days.
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Fox-Pitt 'makes progress' after fall

Monday, October 26th 2015, 17:16

Britain's William Fox-Pitt makes progress but is seriously ill after a fall at the World Young Horse Championships.
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Batting collapse cost us - Cook

Monday, October 26th 2015, 14:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Alastair Cook praises England's "character", but says their first-innings collapse cost them in the defeat by Pakistan.
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Defiant England lose second Test

Monday, October 26th 2015, 13:49

Pakistan win the second Test in Dubai with only 6.3 overs left despite a final-day England rearguard led by Adil Rashid.
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Five dead as whale-watching boat sinks

Monday, October 26th 2015, 12:25
related countries: Canada Canada

A whale-watching boat with 27 people on board has sunk off the coast of western Canada, killing at least five people, emergency services say.
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Money Shop owner to pay £15m refunds

Monday, October 26th 2015, 12:23

One of the UK's major payday lenders has agreed with the Financial Conduct Authority to refund £15.4m to 147,000 customers.
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Saudi relationship with UK 'at risk'

Monday, October 26th 2015, 11:32
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

An "alarming change" in Britain's attitude towards Saudi Arabia could lead to "serious repercussions", the Saudi ambassador warns.
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VIDEO: Footage shows stricken whale-watching boat

Monday, October 26th 2015, 10:10
related countries: Canada Canada

Amateur video shows a stricken whale-watching boat in the sea off the coast of British Columbia in western Canada, in a sinking which has claimed the lives of at least five people.
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Anderson signs new Lancashire deal

Monday, October 26th 2015, 9:11

England's all-time leading Test wicket taker James Anderson signs a new two-year deal to stay at Lancashire.
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Argentina 15-29 Australia

Sunday, October 25th 2015, 19:20
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia will play New Zealand in the World Cup final after they hold off an Argentina fightback to win a semi-final thriller.
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Police investigate Afghan war 'abuse'

Sunday, October 25th 2015, 17:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Police launch a criminal investigation into allegations that British soldiers mistreated more than 100 civilians during the war in Afghanistan.
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'Autonomy' plan for Scottish Labour

Sunday, October 25th 2015, 16:30

Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has set out plans for "more autonomy" for the party in Scotland.
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England facing defeat in second Test

Sunday, October 25th 2015, 14:14

Pakistan need seven wickets on the final day to win the second Test after England reach 130-3, with Joe Root 59 not out.
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Sherlock set for cinema simulcast

Sunday, October 25th 2015, 12:40

A special episode of Sherlock is to be screened in more than 100 UK cinemas at the same time as it is seen on BBC One.
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Kent must wait for Moto3 world title

Sunday, October 25th 2015, 7:34
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Britain's Danny Kent fails to clinch the Moto3 world title after finishing seventh at the Malaysian Grand Prix.
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Call for action on Clutha report

Saturday, October 24th 2015, 23:00

The Scottish justice secretary urges the UK government to follow the Clutha crash report recommendations on flight recorders in helicopters as soon as possible.
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Honeymoon couple drowns in South Africa

Saturday, October 24th 2015, 18:06
related countries: South Africa South Africa

A couple in their 20s from Northern Ireland has drowned while on honeymoon in South Africa.
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Wahab & Misbah destroy England hopes

Saturday, October 24th 2015, 14:45
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

England trail Pakistan by 358 runs in the second Test after they collapse on a disastrous third day in Dubai.
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Schmidt rules out Ireland departure

Saturday, October 24th 2015, 12:22
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Joe Schmidt says he is "absolutely committed" to remaining Ireland coach despite reports linking him with England job.
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England & Scotland fined by Uefa

Friday, October 23rd 2015, 17:55
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania

England, Scotland, Poland and Lithuania are fined by Uefa for failing to control fans during recent Euro 2016 qualifiers.
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Northern project has 'Chinese backing'

Friday, October 23rd 2015, 17:10
related countries: China China

The government's Northern Powerhouse project is gathering strength and now has "Chinese backing", Prime Minister David Cameron says.
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Ed Sheeran signing tops album chart

Friday, October 23rd 2015, 16:58

Jamie Lawson, the first act signed to Ed Sheeran's Gingerbread Man label, tops the UK album chart with his new record.
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Ukad 'in jeopardy' over cuts threat

Friday, October 23rd 2015, 15:58

The head of the UK's national anti-doping agency says the body is is "in jeopardy" because of potential government funding cuts.
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Root and Cook lead England reply

Friday, October 23rd 2015, 15:18
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Joe Root hits 76 not out and Alastair Cook 65 as England close on 182-3 after bowling Pakistan out for 378 in the second Test.
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Aluko scores but England women lose

Friday, October 23rd 2015, 11:08
related countries: China China

A first-half Eniola Aluko goal is not enough to prevent England losing 2-1 to hosts China at the CFA International Tournament.
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England's Joseph out for three months

Friday, October 23rd 2015, 10:39
related places: Bath

Bath and England centre Jonathan Joseph is out for three months after having surgery on a pectoral injury.
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VIDEO: Secrets and spies: Cold War unveiled

Friday, October 23rd 2015, 9:12

New details of one of Britain's biggest spying scandals, in which two members of the so-called 'Cambridge Five' defected to the Soviet Union have emerged in newly-released secret files.
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TalkTalk website hit by cyber-attack

Friday, October 23rd 2015, 9:06

Banking and personal details of up to four million TalkTalk customers may have been stolen in a "sustained" cyber-attack on its website, the company says.
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Faletau has to leave Dragons - Thomas

Friday, October 23rd 2015, 6:28

Newport Gwent Dragons have no choice but to seek permission to transfer number eight Taulupe Faletau, says ex-Wales forward Jonathan Thomas.
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Xi Jinping and PM in Chequers talks

Friday, October 23rd 2015, 0:16
related countries: China China
related places: Edinburgh

China's President Xi Jinping and David Cameron hold talks at Chequers - and visit a local pub - on the third day of Mr Xi's state visit to the UK.
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Cockroft claims third world title

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 18:04

Hannah Cockroft, Sophie Hahn, Kadeena Cox and Aled Davies win gold for Britain at the IPC Athletics World Championships.
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Government wins English laws battle

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 16:51

"English votes for English laws" at Westminster is set to become law after the government wins a Commons vote after an ill-tempered debate.
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VIDEO: A human rights tour of Beijing

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 15:17
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

With the UK and China's week-long embrace now in full swing, the questions about how suitable this match really is will not go away.
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Celtic sign striker Cole until 2017

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 15:04
related places: Cole

Former England striker Carlton Cole joins Scottish Premiership champions Celtic until 2017.
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Misbah century frustrates England

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 13:52

Captain Misbah-ul-Haq's unbeaten 102 helps Pakistan recover to reach 282-4 on day one of the second Test against England.
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May condemns lack of black officers

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 12:00

The police in England and Wales do not represent their communities and the proportion of black and Asian officers is "not good enough", the home secretary says.
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Wales match 'cost' Ramsey - Wenger

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 11:54
related places: Ramsey

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger hints that playing for Wales in a Euro 2016 qualifier contributed to Aaron Ramsey's latest hamstring injury.
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UK retail sales rise in September

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 10:46

UK retail sales grew for the 29th month in September, partly due to the Rugby World Cup, held across England and in Cardiff.
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Mary Berry joins US Bake Off special

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 9:23
related countries: United States United States

Celebrity chef Mary Berry is heading to the US for a festive-themed remake of The Great British Bake Off.
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Bank: EU makes economy 'more dynamic'

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 18:59

Membership of the EU has made the UK economy more dynamic and able to grow without generating inflation or a financial crisis.
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PM defends China business deals

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 18:37
related countries: China China

David Cameron defends the UK's business links with China as he says deals worth £40bn have been struck during President Xi Jinping's visit.
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VIDEO: Migrant boats land at UK base in Cyprus

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 17:40
related countries: Akrotiri Akrotiri, Cyprus Cyprus

Boats carrying 114 people have landed at the RAF base at Akrotiri in Cyprus, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Youngsters treated like horses - Klopp

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 17:40
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp criticises the handling of young players after Jordan Rossiter is injured on England duty.
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Hinkley Point nuclear agreement reached

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 16:34
related countries: China China

EDF Energy reaches an agreement with China's CGN for a new nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset.
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Briton dead in Turkey 'acted alone'

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 15:43
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Istanbul

No other parties were involved in the death of a British woman at an Istanbul airport, her family and employers believe.
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Ebola caused meningitis in Scots nurse

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 14:37

A Scottish nurse who contracted Ebola while working in West Africa is recovering well after the virus caused her to develop meningitis.
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Seinfeld is highest-paid comedian

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 14:15

Jerry Seinfeld tops Forbes' 2015 list of highest-paid comedians earning $36m, with John Bishop the only UK comedian in the top ten, in ninth place with $8m.
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Hotel Transylvania 2 books top slot

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 13:41

Animated sequel Hotel Transylvania 2 tops the UK box office, beating fellow new releases Suffragette and Pan.
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Migrant boats land at UK Cyprus base

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 11:46
related countries: Akrotiri Akrotiri, Cyprus Cyprus

A number of boats carrying dozens of migrants, including children, have landed at the RAF base at Akrotiri in Cyprus, the Ministry of Defence says.
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Sir Lenny to front black theatre series

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 11:04

Sir Lenny Henry is to present 10-part radio series on the history of black British theatre as part of BBC's On Stage season.
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China reacts to Xi Jinping UK visit

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 10:46
related countries: China China

Thousands of social media users in China are eagerly following President Xi Jinping's ongoing UK state visit.
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Term-time holiday fines 'unworkable'

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 9:41

A "common sense approach" should be applied to parents in England taking children out of school for holidays, the LGA says.
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Lockerbie suspects 'can be interviewed'

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 9:27
related countries: Libya Libya, United States United States
related places: Lockerbie

Scottish and American investigators are invited to travel to Libya to question two new suspects in the Lockerbie bombing.
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Five detained over terror offences

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 9:26
related places: London

Four people are arrested in Yorkshire, and one in London on suspicion of offences under the Terrorism Act.
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Term-time holiday fines 'unworkable'

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 1:59

A "common sense approach" should be applied to parents in England taking children out of school for holidays, the Local Government Association says.
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CBI warning of EU exit 'downsides'

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 23:20

Business lobby group the CBI accepts there are disadvantages to being in the European Union but that there would be worse ones if Britain left the EU.
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UK-China ties 'lifted to new height'

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 20:50
related countries: China China

China's President Xi Jinping says the UK and China are becoming a "community of shared interests", on the first full day of his state visit to Britain.
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Britain's steel industry: What's going wrong?

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 16:27
related countries: China China

Why is Britain's steel industry in such trouble with so many jobs being lost - and is it really all the fault of cheap Chinese imports for the collapse in steel prices?
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IRA 'army council' still exists

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 16:00

The IRA's ruling body, the 'army council' still exists, but has a "wholly political focus", Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers tells MPs.
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Hammond rejects China security fears

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 15:31
related countries: China China

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond defends Chinese investment in the UK - saying it is being done for financial, not political, reasons.
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Tour de France 2016 route revealed

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 13:56
related countries: France France

Britain's defending Tour de France champion Chris Froome welcomes a "great course" for the 2016 race.
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15,000 gay marriages since law change

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 12:00
related places: More

More than 15,000 couples tie the knot in England and Wales since legalisation allowing same-sex marriage, the first official statistics reveal.
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Small music venues 'under threat'

Tuesday, October 20th 2015, 11:38

Small music venues around the UK are under threat thanks to rising rents, noise complaints and licensing restrictions, research suggests.
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