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Le Carre to receive German honour

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 11:12
related countries: Germany Germany

British spy novelist John le Carre is to receive the Goethe Medal for his "outstanding service to the German language and international cultural dialogue".
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Mandarin salaries to be disclosed

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 10:46

Some of the UK's top public servants lose a battle to prevent details of their salaries being made public.
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UK says Poland blocked CO2 deal

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 10:38
related countries: Poland Poland

The UK government accuses Poland of blocking a European Union effort to set a higher target for cuts in CO2 emissions.
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Ofgem to probe energy firm offer

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 8:18

Energy watchdog Ofgem is to hold an inquiry into a "potentially misleading" offer promoted by Scottish Power after it announced 19% price rises.
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Live - Wimbledon day three

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 8:01
related places: Wimbledon

Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal and Andy Roddick make easy progress on day three at Wimbledon, while Venus Williams battles through in three sets and Laura Robson wins her first senior Grand Slam match.
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Comet sales fall as revamp begins

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 7:13

Electronics retailer Kesa unveils a small profit rise, but sales at its UK chain Comet fall 7% ahead of a planned turnaround.
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Extradition rules overhaul urged

Wednesday, June 22nd 2011, 0:56
related countries: United States United States

The UK's extradition arrangements with the US and the EU need to be overhauled to protect the rights of individuals, a committee of MPs and peers argues.
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Clegg seeks greater Brazil trade

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 21:23
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Nick Clegg says the UK should aim to double the value of exports to Brazil as he seeks to develop trade links on a visit to the country.
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Picasso painting sells for £13.5m

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 21:02
related places: London

A rarely seen painting Pablo Picasso sells for just under £13.5m at Christie's auction house in London.
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Iraq hostages 'unlawfully killed'

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 16:52
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Three British security guards were shot dead by their captors in Iraq about a year after being seized by an armed gang in 2007, an inquest hears.
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GB football deal angers nations

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 14:27

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland react angrily to claims that their players could take part in a united Great Britain football team at the 2012 Olympics.
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Dame Judi given Freedom of London

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 14:23
related places: London, City of London

Dame Judi Dench receives the Freedom of the City of London in honour of her contribution to acting.
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PM criticises comments over Libya

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 14:19
related countries: Libya Libya

Prime Minister David Cameron expresses irritation over comments from some military chiefs about the UK's role in the Nato-backed Libya mission.
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Man, 19, held over website hacks

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 12:53

A 19-year-old man is arrested on suspicion of hacking into websites in a joint investigation involving Scotland Yard and the FBI.
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Green Lantern tops UK box office

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 12:47
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Action adventure movie Green Lantern, based on the comic book hero of the same name, tops the UK and Ireland box office.
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RAF chief in warning over Libya

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 8:54
related countries: Libya Libya

The RAF's ability to deal with future emergencies is under threat if British intervention in Libya continues beyond September, MPs are warned.
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England drop Collingwood & Prior

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 8:14

Former captain Paul Collingwood and wicketkeeper Matt Prior are omitted from the England one-day squad, with Craig Kieswetter and Samit Patel recalled.
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Live - Wimbledon day two

Tuesday, June 21st 2011, 7:57
related places: Wimbledon

John Isner beats Nicolas Mahut in straight sets as their match fails to live up to last year's epic, while there are wins for Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Serena Williams on day two at Wimbledon.
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Tactics shift sealed win - Murray

Monday, June 20th 2011, 22:26
related places: Wimbledon

British number one Andy Murray reveals that a mid-match change in tactics helped him recover from a set down to defeat Daniel Gimeno-Traver in his opening match at Wimbledon.
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Live - Murray v Gimeno-Traver

Monday, June 20th 2011, 17:33
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Wimbledon

Andy Murray goes two sets to one up against Spain's Daniel Gimeno-Traver under the Centre Court roof on a rain-hit first day at Wimbledon.
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Sangakkara denies England victory

Monday, June 20th 2011, 15:54

Kumar Sangakkara's maiden Test century in England denies Andrew Strauss's side victory on the final day of the third Test.
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McIlroy targets more major titles

Monday, June 20th 2011, 11:53
related countries: United States United States

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy sets his sights on winning more majors after his triumph in the US Open at Congressional.
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G20 death case sent to Old Bailey

Monday, June 20th 2011, 11:14
related places: London

A police officer accused of killing newspaper seller Ian Tomlinson during the G20 protests in London in 2009 is sent for trial at the Old Bailey.
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British Library makes Google deal

Monday, June 20th 2011, 11:02

One of the world's biggest collections of historic books, pamphlets and periodicals is to be made available on the internet for the first time.
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Stevens included in England squad

Monday, June 20th 2011, 9:01

Prop Matt Stevens is included in England's 45-man World Cup training squad.
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Late goals send England U21s out

Sunday, June 19th 2011, 20:45
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

Czech Republic score two late goals to dump England out of the European Under-21 Championship.
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Bell sets up England victory push

Sunday, June 19th 2011, 18:09
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

An Ian Bell century puts England closer to victory over Sri Lanka on day four of the third Test at the Rose Bowl.
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Church clears way for gay bishops

Sunday, June 19th 2011, 16:53

The Church of England is expected to confirm that openly gay clergy can be made bishops, if they are celibate.
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GB football team agreement close

Sunday, June 19th 2011, 14:46

The British Olympic Association is "incredibly positive" that there will be an Olympic football team comprising players from across Great Britain for the 2012 Games.
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Nadal to open Centre Court action

Sunday, June 19th 2011, 13:30
related places: Wimbledon

Defending champion Rafael Nadal and Britain's Andy Murray will both be in Centre Court action - possibly under the roof - as Wimbledon gets under way on Monday.
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Live - England v Sri Lanka day four

Sunday, June 19th 2011, 9:31
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England's bowlers are thwarted by a resilient Sri Lankan batting unit as the hosts attempt to force a win late on day four of the third Test at the Rose Bowl, set to finish late at 1930 BST.
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Drugs policy 'doomed to failure'

Sunday, June 19th 2011, 2:12

Government policies for treating drug addicts in England are flawed and "doomed to failure", the Centre for Policy Studies think tank says.
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Two Britons killed in plane crash

Saturday, June 18th 2011, 22:14
related countries: France France

A British couple have died after the light plane they were in crashed in the south of France.
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Child killer says Knox 'innocent'

Saturday, June 18th 2011, 21:38

A child murderer tells a court he has information which could clear Amanda Knox, who was found guilty of killing British roommate Meredith Kercher.
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Soldier shot dead in Afghanistan

Saturday, June 18th 2011, 19:22
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A British soldier has been shot dead in Afghanistan the Ministry of Defence has said, shortly after naming two others who were killed on Thursday.
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Pietersen moves England into lead

Saturday, June 18th 2011, 18:36
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Kevin Pietersen hits 85 to put England in firm control of Sri Lanka on a heavily rain-affected third day of the third Test at the Rose Bowl.
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Lemaitre leaves Chambers trailing

Saturday, June 18th 2011, 17:01

Christophe Lemaitre sets a new personal best in beating Dwain Chambers in the 100m at the European Team Championships, while Dai Greene is the only individual British winner in the 400m hurdles.
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Unison warns of pension strikes

Saturday, June 18th 2011, 13:59

One of the UK's largest trade unions is warning of the biggest industrial action since the General Strike over pension plans, but the business secretary says most trade unionists are willing to negotiate.
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Live - England v Sri Lanka day three

Saturday, June 18th 2011, 9:28
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England build a confident reply to Sri Lanka's 184 all out, with Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen each hitting authoritative half-centuries.
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VIDEO: Taking British stout back to Russia

Saturday, June 18th 2011, 7:58
related countries: Russia Russia

British brewers have sailed a beer-laden clipper to St Petersburg, retracing a centuries-old trade route, hoping to rekindle interest in imperial stout - once one of Britain's best-loved exports to Tsarist Russia.
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Beer of emperors

Friday, June 17th 2011, 23:42
related countries: Russia Russia

Taking British-brewed Russian stout to the land of vodka
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Webber's Love Never Dies to close

Friday, June 17th 2011, 16:58
related places: London, West End

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera sequel Love Never Dies is to close on 27 August in London's West End, it has been confirmed.
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Tremlett haul puts England on top

Friday, June 17th 2011, 16:04
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Chris Tremlett takes career-best figures to put England in control of Sri Lanka on a heavily rain-affected second day of the third Test at the Rose Bowl.
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Deported Tamils reach Sri Lanka

Friday, June 17th 2011, 15:20
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
related places: Colombo

Twenty-six Sri Lankans, mainly Tamils, arrive back in Colombo amid fears for their safety after they were deported from the UK.
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School's hair rule discriminated

Friday, June 17th 2011, 13:25
related places: London

A London school's ban of the cornrows hairstyle results in "unlawful, indirect racial discrimination", the High Court rules.
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UK ban on UPS air cargo screening

Friday, June 17th 2011, 12:24

The government says it has barred UPS from screening air cargo at some facilities in the UK because of security problems.
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Argentina rails at UK 'arrogance'

Friday, June 17th 2011, 10:18
related countries: Argentina Argentina

The President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, says the UK is "arrogant" for refusing to negotiate over the sovereignty of the Falklands.
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UK pupils 'held back by poverty'

Friday, June 17th 2011, 0:23

The UK performs poorly in an international league table showing how many disadvantaged pupils succeed "against the odds" in school.
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England strike on wet first day

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 18:27
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

England's seamers dominate as Sri Lanka struggle to 81-4 at close on a rain-affected day one of the third Test at the Rose Bowl.
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UK retail sales fall 1.4% in May

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 15:04

UK retail sales fell 1.4% in May, figures show, reversing the rise seen in April when sales were boosted by the royal wedding.
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Call to delay Tamil deportations

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 14:57
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Human rights groups urge the UK not to deport about 40 Tamils to Sri Lanka, warning that they face the risk of being tortured.
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Live - England v Sri Lanka

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 10:40
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Tea is taken after rain once again stops play at the Rose Bowl, with Sri Lanka under serious pressure at 29-3 in the third Test.
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'Worst' primaries to be academies

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 9:46

Two hundred of the worst-performing primary schools in England are to be converted to academies.
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Spencer painting sells for £5.4m

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 9:21
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
related places: London

The auction record for a painting by Sir Stanley Spencer is broken twice within minutes at Sotheby's in London.
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Milburn attacks NHS 'car crash'

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 7:40

Former health secretary Alan Milburn calls the revised plan for the NHS in England the "biggest car crash" in the service's history.
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VIDEO: Gangster gun - Al Capone's weapon up for sale

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 3:54
related countries: United States United States
related places: London

A gun that once belonged to US gangster, Al Capone, is to be sold at auction in London.
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Bank watchdog holds first meeting

Thursday, June 16th 2011, 1:20

The Bank of England's new Financial Policy Committee (FPC) will hold the first of its quarterly meetings on Thursday.
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Live - Ukraine U21s v England U21s

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 17:57
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Ukraine Ukraine

England Under-21s are held to a goalless draw by their Ukraine counterparts at the European Championship in Denmark, meaning they must win their last Group B game to reach the semi-finals.
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UK urges S Lanka war crimes probe

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 16:05
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The UK presses Sri Lanka to investigate alleged atrocities during its civil war after "horrific" video of apparent prisoner killings aired in a TV programme.
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UK Tamils fear forced deportation

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 15:47
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

About 20 Tamil asylum seekers facing the prospect of being deported from Britain to Sri Lanka tell the BBC that their lives are in danger.
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Serena seeded seven for Wimbledon

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 14:51
related places: Wimbledon

Defending champion Serena Williams is seeded seventh for Wimbledon, while Britain's Andy Murray is seeded fourth in the men's draw.
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UK banking faces major shake-up

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 13:26

The UK's biggest banks must be forced to ring-fence their retail operations from investment banking, Chancellor George Osborne is to say.
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Gaddafi 'not attending Olympics'

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 13:07

The government confirms that Col Gaddafi will not be attending the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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Live - Royal Ascot day two

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 12:30
related countries: Aruba Aruba

So You Think, the Aidan O'Brien-trained Australian import, suffers a shock defeat at the Prince of Wales's Stakes on the second day of action at Royal Ascot.
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UK jobless figure falls sharply

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 10:54

UK unemployment fell 88,000 in the three months to April to 2.43m, the biggest drop since the summer of 2000, data shows.
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Shrek debut defies West End blaze

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 9:58
related places: London, West End

West End musical Shrek has its official opening in London, untroubled by a nearby fire that caused a show at a neighbouring theatre to be cancelled.
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Shearer will not be Cardiff boss

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 5:09
related places: Cardiff

Alan Shearer will not become Cardiff City's new manager after holding what he describes as "unsuccessful" talks with the club.
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Australian dinosaur had UK double

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 2:43
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

A dinosaur found in Australia is almost identical to a well-known fish-eating one from the UK, suggesting northern and southern hemisphere dinos had a lot more in common than previously thought.
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VIDEO: UK aid making a difference in India

Wednesday, June 15th 2011, 2:14
related countries: India India

The BBC's Mark Dummett reports on the impact of UK aid in Orissa in eastern India.
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Film festival looks for 'reboot'

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 23:23

The revamped Edinburgh International Film Festival is beginning its 11-day run in the Scottish capital.
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MPs question aid money for India

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 21:01
related countries: India India

The UK must "fundamentally" change its aid relationship with India after 2015 by giving less to the increasingly prosperous country, MPs say.
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PM agrees major NHS concessions

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 16:36

David Cameron agrees to major changes to plans for the NHS in England, but insists the government has not made "a humiliating U-turn".
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Teachers back pensions walk-outs

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 13:51

Schools in England and Wales are set to be hit by a programme of widespread strike action over teachers' pensions.
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Juror admits contact via Facebook

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 12:43

A former juror admits contacting a defendant via Facebook, in the first contempt of court case of its kind to be heard in the UK.
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UK inflation holds steady at 4.5%

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 11:42

The UK's CPI inflation rate remained unchanged at 4.5% in May, while RPI stayed at 5.2%, official figures show.
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UK migrants sue Australia over abuse

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 11:13
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A group of former British child migrants have launched a class action suit against the Australian government.
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No time limit on Libya - Richards

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 10:44
related countries: Libya Libya

The head of the armed forces says UK operations can continue in Libya as long as necessary - after concerns were raised by the head of the Royal Navy.
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Iraq abuse probe 'is a shambles'

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 9:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A team set up to investigate allegations that British troops abused Iraqi civilians has so far only interviewed one alleged victim, it emerges.
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Tesco sales grow but UK subdued

Tuesday, June 14th 2011, 8:22

Tesco reports strong sales growth overseas for the first three months of its financial year, but UK sales remain moribund.
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NHS concessions due after review

Monday, June 13th 2011, 21:13

The government is to accept large swathes of its plans for the NHS in England need to be rewritten, the BBC has learnt.
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Rethink NHS overhaul, review says

Monday, June 13th 2011, 17:21

The NHS plans for England need a major re-write to ensure the best interests of patients are protected, an independent review says.
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Beckham eyes Olympics team berth

Monday, June 13th 2011, 17:19

David Beckham says he would be honoured to play in the British football team at the 2012 London Olympics.
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Union warns of 'prolonged action'

Monday, June 13th 2011, 16:53

The UK's biggest public sector union, Unison, warns it is "on the road to industrial action" over changes to public sector pensions.
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VIDEO: Libya opposition ready for change

Monday, June 13th 2011, 13:06
related countries: Libya Libya

Libyan opposition leader Hassan El Amin, returned from exile in the UK, says the movement is well placed to take over the running of the country "when Gaddafi falls".
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Rediscovered Van Dyck up for sale

Monday, June 13th 2011, 12:07
related places: London

Sotheby's London is to auction a portrait of a monk, credited to Anthony van Dyck, that was previously thought to have been painted by Rubens.
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Live - Murray v Tsonga

Monday, June 13th 2011, 11:22
related countries: France France

British number one Andy Murray takes on France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the rescheduled Aegon Championships final at Queen's Club.
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War Horse scoops five Tony Awards

Monday, June 13th 2011, 10:02
related places: New York

UK export War Horse wins five prizes including best play at the Tony Awards in New York while Briton Mark Rylance wins the top acting award for Jerusalem.
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Forest appoint McClaren as boss

Monday, June 13th 2011, 9:53

Nottingham Forest appoint former England boss Steve McClaren as their new manager on a three-year contract.
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UK boosts its child vaccine fund

Monday, June 13th 2011, 9:01
related places: London

UK Prime Minister David Cameron pledges £814m to help vaccinate children around the world against preventable diseases like pneumonia.
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Review to recommend NHS changes

Monday, June 13th 2011, 8:10

An independent review of the government's planned shake-up of the NHS in England is expected to recommend significant changes.
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'Damascus gay girl' blog a hoax

Monday, June 13th 2011, 3:58
related countries: Syria Syria, United States United States

A blog claiming to be written by a gay woman in Syria is revealed to be the work of an American man living in Scotland.
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Sri Lanka tour match ends in draw

Sunday, June 12th 2011, 18:34
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Rain ends Sri Lanka's hopes of valuable batting practice ahead of the third Test against England as they draw against Essex.
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DPP backs televised courts idea

Sunday, June 12th 2011, 17:07

The Director of Public Prosecutions of England and Wales, Keir Starmer, has backed calls for some court proceedings to be televised.
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UK Eritrea 'spies' are released

Sunday, June 12th 2011, 14:51
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea

Four Britons held in Eritrea on spying and terrorism charges since December have been released, the Foreign Office (FCO) says.
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Stoner surges to Silverstone win

Sunday, June 12th 2011, 12:54
related places: Silverstone

Casey Stoner wins the British MotoGP at Silverstone to take over the championship lead as defending champion Jorge Lorenzo crashes out.
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Anderson returns to England squad

Sunday, June 12th 2011, 8:29
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Fast bowler James Anderson is back from injury to take his place in the England squad to face Sri Lanka in the third Test at the Rose Bowl.
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Drinks firm funds pregnancy move

Sunday, June 12th 2011, 1:26

Drinks retailer Diageo is to fund a health campaign aiming to educate women in England and Wales on the dangers of alcohol during pregnancy.
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VIDEO: Misrata takes stock after bombardment

Saturday, June 11th 2011, 22:30
related countries: Libya Libya

British Apache helicopters have carried out their first operations around Misrata in Libya following heavy fighting which killed at least 31.
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New York Diamond League as it happened

Saturday, June 11th 2011, 18:28
related places: New York

British heptathlon world champion Jessica Ennis and the fastest man in the world this year Tyson Gay are in action in the season's sixth Diamond League event in New York.
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Gove denies U-turn on school cuts

Saturday, June 11th 2011, 15:43

Education Secretary Michael Gove denies making a U-turn after ordering a review of cuts to local authority support services in England.
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