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Rangers fans voice outrage at SFA

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 11:05

Rangers supporters groups are outraged by penalties imposed on their club by the Scottish Football Association.
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Five arrested in anti-terror raid

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 10:51
related places: Luton

Five men aged between 21 and 35 are arrested in Luton on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
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Government hits borrowing target

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 10:27
related places: March

The UK government borrowed more than expected in March, official figures show, but still met its borrowing target for the year.
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Animal cruelty convictions rise

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 6:15

The number of people convicted of animal cruelty and neglect rose by nearly a quarter in England and Wales last year, the RSPCA says.
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Court hears Bin Laden testimony

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 4:47
related countries: United States United States

A British man convicted of plotting to blow up an aircraft tells a court that Osama Bin Laden said his attack would bring down the US economy.
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Marathon death donations rocket

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 23:36

Donations to a fund-raising page set up by a woman who collapsed close to the London Marathon finish line rise to more than £200,000.
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Rangers get 12-month transfer ban

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 23:24

Rangers owner Craig Whyte is banned for life by the SFA, which also hands the club a 12-month transfer embargo.
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Shoe-bomber supergrass testifies in US

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 23:11
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

Convicted UK al-Qaeda man tells all in New York terror trial
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IAG says BMI Baby sale 'doubtful'

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 20:59

The owner of British Airways and Iberia doubts it will be able to sell two loss-making units of BMI, which it recently bought from Lufthansa.
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End lifetime drug bans - Edwards

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 19:15

Former Olympic champion Jonathan Edwards is happy the British Olympic Association's lifetime ban for drug cheats looks set to be overturned.
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Marathon runners' details leaked

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 18:50

The home and email addresses of 38,000 entrants to the London Marathon were accidentally published on the organisers' website, the BBC discovers.
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Global Shakespeare festival opens

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 15:31
related places: London

A festival that will see Shakespeare's 37 plays performed in 37 languages, from Swahili to sign language, gets under way in London.
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VIDEO: Shakespeare played 70 different ways

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 7:12
related places: London

The World Shakespeare Festival opens in London with 70 productions of the Bard's plays being performed in very new and surprising ways.
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Olympics train hotspots revealed

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 1:14
related places: London

Olympics organisers publish full details of the Tube and rail "hotspots" that those who live, work and travel in London are advised to avoid during the Games.
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Thousands take part in marathon

Sunday, April 22nd 2012, 16:51

The 32nd London Marathon sees more than 37,500 elite runners, amateurs and celebrities taking part.
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Second man dies at Spanish resort

Sunday, April 22nd 2012, 14:35
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: London

A man from London dies after falling from a balcony at a hotel in Magaluf - the second Briton to die at the Spanish resort in three days.
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Britain extraditing Lib Dem donor

Sunday, April 22nd 2012, 13:41
related countries: Dominica Dominica, Dominican Republic Dominican Republic

Convicted fraudster and former Lib Dem donor Michael Brown is in Spain where he is to face a hearing for extradition to the UK next week.
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Kipsang and Keitany win marathon

Sunday, April 22nd 2012, 12:47
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Wilson Kipsang and Mary Keitany complete a Kenyan double at the London Marathon, as Claire Hallissey shines for Britain.
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Mugger blinds diplomat in one eye

Sunday, April 22nd 2012, 11:47
related places: London

A British diplomat is mugged in London, leaving him blind in one eye, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office says.
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Man charged for Canada dog 'cull'

Saturday, April 21st 2012, 12:10
related countries: Canada Canada

A man who admitted killing more than 50 huskies in the Canadian province of British Columbia is charged with animal cruelty.
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Dog microchips plan for England

Saturday, April 21st 2012, 10:50

Compulsory microchips for dogs are to be introduced in England, under plans expected to be announced by government ministers on Monday.
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Osborne faces IMF loan criticism

Saturday, April 21st 2012, 3:32

The chancellor is criticised by some Conservative backbenchers and Labour after announcing Britain is to commit another £10bn to the IMF.
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Teen twins in '$1.2m stock fraud'

Saturday, April 21st 2012, 0:00
related countries: United States United States

British twins who were 16 when they allegedly defrauded investors out of $1.2m via a bogus stock-picking robot face charges in the US.
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IMF doubles its lending firepower

Friday, April 20th 2012, 21:38

The IMF says it has pledges for $430bn (£247bn) of the extra funds it was seeking to help economies in trouble - including just under $15bn from the UK.
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Semenya qualifies for London 2012

Friday, April 20th 2012, 21:01

South Africa's former 800m world champion Caster Semenya secures her place at the London Olympics.
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Badger cull plans to be reviewed

Friday, April 20th 2012, 20:11

Government plans to cull badgers in England are to to be reviewed in the High Court following a legal challenge by the Badger Trust.
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China police 'knew UK man killed'

Friday, April 20th 2012, 18:24
related countries: China China
related places: Chongqing

Chongqing police knew UK man Neil Heywood had been murdered and a cover-up began immediately, a senior Chinese journalist tells the BBC.
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VIDEO: Murky background to Heywood's death

Friday, April 20th 2012, 16:18
related places: Heywood

As China's communist party admit that Neil Heywood may have been murdered, there are still questions about whether the real reason for the British businessman's death will ever emerge.
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Miliband: Stop Bahrain Grand Prix

Friday, April 20th 2012, 13:39
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Labour leader Ed Miliband says the Grand Prix in Bahrain should not go ahead, amid continuing protests against the government.
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BA-owner completes BMI takeover

Friday, April 20th 2012, 11:41

The owner of British Airways and Iberia, IAG, has completed its takeover of BMI from Lufthansa.
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Tube station boy killers detained

Friday, April 20th 2012, 11:03

Three teenagers are detained for life for the murder of a 15-year-old boy who was stabbed to death at a central London Tube station.
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Strauss out for second-ball duck

Friday, April 20th 2012, 10:27
related places: Durham

England captain Andrew Strauss is dismissed for a second-ball duck on the second morning of Middlesex's clash with Durham.
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Demand for rickets death inquiry

Friday, April 20th 2012, 10:07
related places: London

A couple acquitted of murdering their four-month-old son call for an inquiry into two London hospitals responsible for his care.
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Redknapp receives England backing

Friday, April 20th 2012, 8:46
related places: Tottenham

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp "would make a good England coach", says Bolton Wanderers chairman Phil Gartside.
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BOA expects defeat on drugs rule

Friday, April 20th 2012, 8:10

The British Olympic Association believes it will lose its court battle with the World Anti-Doping Agency, BBC Sport understands.
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UK terror convict 'met Bin Laden'

Friday, April 20th 2012, 2:35
related places: New York

A British man jailed for plotting to blow up a plane says he met Osama Bin Laden, in a landmark testimony at a New York terror trial.
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In pictures: Africa's exiled Olympians

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 23:56
related places: London

Africa-born athletes competing under new flags in London
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RFU 'has to publish mole report'

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 18:02

The RFU should publish the report investigating who leaked the review into England's World Cup performance, says players' chief Damian Hopley.
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May stands by Abu Qatada deadline

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 13:09

The home secretary tells MPs radical cleric Abu Qatada's deportation case has "no right" to be referred to the European Court of Human Rights.
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Men jailed over girl's shooting

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 11:53
related places: London

Three men are jailed for life for a shooting in a south London shop which left a five-year-old girl paralysed.
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Clarke 'hopeful' of court reform

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 11:01

Justice Secretary Ken Clarke says he is optimistic that agreement will be reached among 47 member states to overhaul the European Court of Human Rights
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Howley to lead Wales in Australia

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 10:55
related countries: Australia Australia

Wales coach Warren Gatland will not travel to Australia this summer for three-Test tour, with Rob Howley taking temporary charge of team.
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Erotic book becomes UK bestseller

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 9:55

Erotic novel Fifty Shades Of Grey, by British novelist E L James, becomes a number one bestseller in the UK, Bookseller reports.
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BA surcharge fine halved by OFT

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 7:38

The Office of Fair Trading sharply reduces a fine imposed on British Airways for colluding over fuel surcharges with Virgin Atlantic.
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Hackers target abortion provider

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 3:59

Thousands of attempts have been made to hack into the computers of Britain's largest provider of abortion services, the BBC learns.
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VIDEO: Final marathon for 101-year-old

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 2:28

A 101-year-old runner has told the BBC that this Sunday’s London Marathon will be his last long distance race.
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VIDEO: UN wives ask Asma for Syria peace

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 19:04
related countries: Germany Germany, Syria Syria

The wives of the British and German ambassadors to the UN have released a four-minute video urging President Assad's wife Asma to help end the violence in Syria.
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Doubt over Abu Qatada deportation

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 18:39

The radical cleric's deportation is in doubt after an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights, which the home secretary calls a "delaying tactic".
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Give a 'hoodie' a job - Grayling

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 16:38

The employment minister says firms should hire young British people "from a poor background" rather than more experienced foreign workers.
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HSBC to sell yuan bond in London

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 15:24
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: London

HSBC is to issue benchmark bonds in London in the Chinese currency, the first time it has been done outside mainland China or Hong Kong.
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UK unemployment falls by 35,000

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 10:44

UK unemployment has fallen by 35,000 to 2.65 million, the first fall since last spring, according to the Office for National Statistics.
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GB 'will win 27 golds at Games'

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 9:39

A study released exclusively to the BBC claims Team GB is on track for its biggest gold-medal haul in a century at London 2012.
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Events mark 100 days to Olympics

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 9:02

The official London Olympic motto is revealed as events are held to mark 100 days to the 2012 Games opening ceremony.
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Obama's father among secret files

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 8:05
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Obama's father features in files on UK's Kenya fears
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Tesco to spend £1bn on UK revamp

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 8:03

Tesco unveils details of a plan to invest £1bn to try to improve its UK business, as it announces a 5.3% rise in profits in the past financial year.
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China vows Bo Xilai scandal probe

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 5:37
related countries: China China

China promises a "thorough" investigation into a top politician linked to the death of a UK businessman, after PM David Cameron holds talks with envoy.
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Secret colonial papers released

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 0:00

Secret files on British colonial rule - once thought lost - have been released by the government, one year after they came to light.
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GB team 'can hit medal target'

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 21:30
related places: Charles

UK Athletics head coach Charles van Commenee insists his squad can hit his target of eight medals at the London Olympics.
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Teen detained for riots killing

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 17:03
related places: London

A teenager is detained for eight years for the killing of a pensioner during last summer's riots in London.
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Poets required for London 2012

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 16:23

More than 20 writers are still needed to complete the line-up for a poetry festival representing every nation competing in the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.
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PM offers China death probe help

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 16:11
related countries: China China

Prime Minister David Cameron offers help to China in its investigation into the death of British businessman Neil Heywood.
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UK 'confident' over human rights

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 16:02

The government is "quietly confident" it will secure changes to the European Court of Human Rights at a conference this week, Downing Street says.
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I want 9.4secs at Olympics - Bolt

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 14:20

Usain Bolt wants to "amaze" the world at London 2012 by running 9.4 seconds for the 100m and 19 seconds for the 200m.
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Shock rise in UK inflation rate

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 11:19
related places: March

Inflation in the UK rose to 3.5% on the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) measure in March, driven by food prices.
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Gebrselassie ends Olympic dream

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 11:02

Former marathon world record holder Haile Gebrselassie gives up on his dream of competing in the London 2012 marathon.
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Gas extraction 'should continue'

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 9:18

A controversial technique to extract shale gas, known as fracking, should continue in the UK, but with measures to minimise earthquakes, experts say.
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VIDEO: Bahraini Embassy roof protest

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 3:00
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain
related places: London

Two protesters have climbed on to the roof of the Bahraini Embassy in central London, days before Bahrain is due to host its most high-profile international event, the Formula One Grand Prix.
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British Library buys £9m Gospel

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 1:04

The British Library raises £9m to buy the 7th Century St Cuthbert Gospel - the earliest surviving intact European book - for the nation.
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VIDEO: UK aid 'linked to Nigeria fraud'

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 0:00
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Britain's Department for International Development is accused of allowing tens of millions of pounds in UK aid to be invested in Nigerian money laundering fronts, BBC Newsnight has learned.
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VIDEO: British forces in Kabul fight back

Monday, April 16th 2012, 22:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

British special forces were involved in the fight back against the Taliban's assault on the city of Kabul on Sunday, Afghan security sources have told the BBC.
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Cameron set to raise China death

Monday, April 16th 2012, 17:55
related countries: China China

The death of British businessman Neil Heywood is set to be discussed when UK Prime Minister David Cameron meets a senior Chinese official.
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SFA mulls Football League change

Monday, April 16th 2012, 17:13

The Scottish FA is considering setting up a National Football League to replace the SPL and the SFL.
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Would-be bomber has sentence cut

Monday, April 16th 2012, 16:38
related countries: United States United States

A British would-be suicide bomber jailed for plotting to blow up an aircraft has his sentence cut after assisting prosecutors in the US.
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Muamba discharged from hospital

Monday, April 16th 2012, 15:02

Bolton Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba pays tribute to the London Chest Hospital staff after being discharged.
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UK aid 'linked to Nigeria fraud'

Monday, April 16th 2012, 13:36
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A fund which invested UK aid money is being investigated for financing Nigerian firms alleged to be fronts for money laundering and fraud, BBC Newsnight learns.
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Hamilton 'reveals' Tindall's exit

Monday, April 16th 2012, 10:48
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Gloucester

Gloucester lock Jim Hamilton lets slip that former England captain Mike Tindall will leave Kingsholm at the end of the season.
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Blanchett 'mesmerising' on stage

Monday, April 16th 2012, 9:30
related places: London

Critics hail Cate Blanchett as "mesmerising", "magnificent" and "beyond terrific" for her latest role on stage at The Barbican in London.
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International Power in GDF deal

Monday, April 16th 2012, 8:52
related countries: France France

French utility firm GDF Suez agrees to take full ownership of International Power in a deal that values the UK company at £22.8bn.
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UK economy 'to stall until 2013'

Monday, April 16th 2012, 6:20

The UK may have avoided a double-dip recession, but the economy will stall for the rest of the year, an independent forecasting group says.
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Virgin to appeal against BMI sale

Sunday, April 15th 2012, 15:32

Virgin Atlantic is to appeal the European Commission's decision to allow the owner of British Airways to buy the airline BMI.
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Egypt sues UK over frozen assets

Sunday, April 15th 2012, 14:39
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt strongly criticises the UK for "not helping enough" with the recovery of £85m of Egyptian assets frozen since last year's uprising.
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Celtic 1-2 Hearts

Sunday, April 15th 2012, 14:01

Craig Beattie's stoppage-time penalty beats holders Celtic to send Hearts into an all-Edinburgh Scottish Cup final.
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Robin Gibb in coma with pneumonia

Sunday, April 15th 2012, 10:52
related places: London

Bee Gee Robin Gibb remains in a coma at a hospital in London after suffering from pneumonia.
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Doctors unite to combat obesity

Sunday, April 15th 2012, 6:08

The sponsorship of the Olympics by fast-food firms "sends the wrong message", say doctors uniting in a single campaign to tackle rising levels of obesity.
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UK defends China death response

Saturday, April 14th 2012, 19:28
related countries: China China

The Foreign Office defends itself over its response to the suspected murder of a British businessman in China.
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Aberdeen 1-2 Hibernian

Saturday, April 14th 2012, 13:23
related places: Aberdeen

Hibernian beat Aberdeen to reach the Scottish Cup final thanks to Leigh Griffiths' late winner at Hampden.
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Support for Francis after scare

Saturday, April 14th 2012, 11:25

Trevor Francis's family thank the public for their "overwhelming support" after the former England striker suffers a heart scare.
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Abortion website hacker is jailed

Friday, April 13th 2012, 16:13

A computer hacker who broke into the website of Britain's biggest abortion provider has been jailed for two years and eight months.
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Suspend Burma sanctions, says PM

Friday, April 13th 2012, 15:34
related countries: Burma Burma

David Cameron says economic sanctions against Burma should be suspended in recognition of the changes taking place in the country.
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Scarred film 'baddies' challenged

Friday, April 13th 2012, 11:05

Some 750 cinemas across the UK will be running a short film to challenge attitudes to facial disfigurement.
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Crouch 'deserves England chance'

Friday, April 13th 2012, 6:06
related places: Stoke

Peter Crouch is worthy of another chance as an England player, according to his Stoke team-mate Thomas Sorensen.
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Two arrests over terror line hack

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 23:06

Two teenagers are arrested in connection with an investigation into reports that hackers accessed Scotland Yard's anti-terror hotline.
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Lung cancer cases rise in women

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 23:01

Lung cancer cases in women are continuing to rise, according to figures released by Cancer Research UK.
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Injured Angle ends Olympic dream

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 22:47

Former WWE star and Olympic wrestling champion Kurt Angle admits defeat in his bid to qualify for the 2012 London Games.
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VIDEO: How Olympic Games changed Barcelona

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 20:04

In five months time, the London 2012 Olympics will be over. So what will be left behind?
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Farrell turns down England role

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 10:53

Andy Farrell will not join Stuart Lancaster's England coaching team and will remain at Premiership side Saracens instead.
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UK trade gap widened in February

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 9:34

The UK's trade deficit widened to £3.4bn in February from £2.5bn in January as exports of goods to non-EU countries dropped, figures show.
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Probe into patient night releases

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 9:01

The government is investigating after figures emerge suggesting hospital patients in England have been discharged overnight to free up beds.
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Lloyd Webber sells Palace Theatre

Thursday, April 12th 2012, 8:32
related places: London, West End

Andrew Lloyd Webber sells the Palace Theatre in London's West End so he can continue refurbishing the London Palladium, which he also owns.
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Olympics 'may overwhelm Heathrow'

Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 20:35

Heathrow Airport may struggle to cope with thousands of extra passengers passing though immigration during the London Olympics, MPs warn.
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