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Kevin movie wins festival award

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 8:43

We Need To Talk About Kevin, a film about a mother's troubled relationship with her son, has won best movie at the BFI London Film Festival awards.
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5,000 criminals avoid deportation

Thursday, October 27th 2011, 7:31
related places: More

More than 5,000 foreign criminals who should have been deported remain in the UK, including almost 4,000 who are not in custody, says a report
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Poll 'backs squeeze on benefits'

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 23:38

British people are overwhelmingly in favour of having a welfare state but most want it tightened up, suggests a poll carried out for the BBC.
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Hibernian v Celtic as it happened

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 17:46

Celtic smack four goals past Hibs keeper Mark Brown after going a goal down to reach the last four of the Scottish Communities League Cup at Easter Road.
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George Michael pulls out of show

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 17:03
related places: London

George Michael pulls out of a Royal Albert Hall show in London, following advice from doctors.
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Winehouse death 'due to alcohol'

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 16:07
related places: London

Singer Amy Winehouse was more than five times the drink-drive alcohol limit at the time of her death, which a coroner rules was due to misadventure.
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Call to ease unfair dismissal law

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 13:10

Unproductive workers should lose their right to claim unfair dismissal as part of an overhaul of UK employment laws, a leaked government report says.
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Vaughan wants England ODI changes

Wednesday, October 26th 2011, 11:15
related countries: India India

Former captain Michael Vaughan believes England must change their approach to one-day cricket after their 5-0 whitewash against India.
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Breast screening to be reviewed

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 23:01

The evidence for breast cancer screening in the UK is being reviewed amid controversy about its effectiveness.
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England collapse to 5-0 whitewash

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 16:23
related countries: India India
related places: Kolkata

England lose 10 wickets for 47 runs in a miserable 95-run defeat against India in Kolkata, ensuring a 5-0 loss in the one-day series.
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Man jailed for stabbing officers

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 14:28
related places: London

A man is jailed for a minimum of 25 years for the attempted murder of two police officers in west London.
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Mirror site to face French court

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 14:03
related countries: France France

The UK's Sunday Mirror fails to stop Kylie Minogue's ex-boyfriend, actor Olivier Martinez, suing it in France for allegedly breaching his privacy.
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PC sacked over 999 calls failures

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 13:41
related places: London

An emergency phone operator working for the Metropolitan Police in east London is sacked for mishandling dozens of 999 calls.
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Harold Pinter sketch rediscovered

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 11:43

A short sketch written by playwright Harold Pinter more than 50 years ago is found in archives at the British Library.
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Madonna 'distressed' by stalker

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 11:37
related places: London

Madonna has told a court of how she was left "alarmed and distressed" after a man broke into her London home.
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£1bn upgrade for Warrior vehicles

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 11:18

A £1bn upgrade of the British army's Warrior armoured vehicles is announced by the government, with the contract set to secure 600 jobs.
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Gareth Thomas retires from rugby

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 11:09

Dual-code Wales international Gareth Thomas retires from all forms of rugby.
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Gareth Thomas retires from rugby

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 11:09

Wales dual-code international Gareth Thomas makes the surprise decision to retire from all forms of rugby.
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News Corp suffers investor rebuke

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 9:39

A third of investors voted against the re-election of James and Lachlan Murdoch to the News Corp board, new figures show.
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MPs criticise £2bn oil tax 'raid'

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 9:30

A committee of MPs criticises the UK Treasury's decision to increase a levy on the oil and gas industry calling it an "opportunistic raid".
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Live - India v England

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 8:26
related countries: India India
related places: Kolkata

England lose 10 wickets for 47 runs as they collapse to a 95-run defeat in Kolkata and are whitewashed 5-0 by India.
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Cameron defeats rebels on EU vote

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 6:56

The prime minister comfortably defeats an attempt to bring about a referendum on Europe, despite a sizeable rebellion by Conservative MPs.
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Torrential rain causes flooding

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 4:28

Torrential rain hits several parts of the UK, with flooding in south-west England, Northern Ireland and Wales.
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Education spending 'falling fast'

Tuesday, October 25th 2011, 0:18

Public spending on education in the UK is falling at the fastest rate since the 1950s, says the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
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Chandlers criticise rescue effort

Monday, October 24th 2011, 19:07
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Paul and Rachel Chandler criticise the government for putting the Foreign Office in charge of securing their release from Somali pirates, rather than police.
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England rioters 'poor and young'

Monday, October 24th 2011, 17:34

Comprehensive statistics on the England riots show those charged with offences were poorer, younger and of lower educational achievement than average.
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Adele scoops double at Q awards

Monday, October 24th 2011, 13:30
related places: London

Singer Adele wins best female artist and best track at Q magazine's music awards in London, while Tinie Tempah is named best male.
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VIDEO: How to attract Chinese tourists

Monday, October 24th 2011, 9:51
related countries: China China

The number of Chinese tourists coming to the UK has risen hugely over the last few years - so how can our shops and hotels take advantage?
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Flooding across Northern Ireland

Monday, October 24th 2011, 8:12

The Met Office issues a severe weather warning for Northern Ireland for Monday as flooding affects various parts of the region.
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Plans to lose '1,500 Tube jobs'

Monday, October 24th 2011, 6:49

London Underground plans to axe more than 1,500 jobs and close all but 30 ticket offices, a union claims.
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Wick malt 'world's best whisky'

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 23:43

A single malt distilled in one of Scotland's most remote distilleries is named the world's best whisky by a leading expert.
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PM clashes with Sarkozy over euro

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 23:40
related countries: France France

David Cameron clashes with French president Nicolas Sarkozy, who says he is "sick" of the UK offering advice on the euro despite not using it.
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Noel Gallagher tops album chart

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 18:03

Former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher tops the UK album chart with his debut solo album, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.
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India cruise to win over England

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 17:12

India cruise to a comprehensive six-wicket win over England in Mumbai to take a 4-0 lead in the one-day series.
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Europe discussing treaty change

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 15:27

UK Prime Minister David Cameron says an EU summit has discussed making changes to the union's treaty to try to resolve the debt crisis.
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'No public money' to buy Titian

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 12:21

The Scottish government says it will not make a contribution towards securing a second masterpiece of Western art for the nation.
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Live - Scottish Premier League

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 11:10
related places: Aberdeen

Scottish Premier League leaders Rangers visit Hearts in the 1230 BST kick-off, with Celtic hosting Aberdeen at 1500.
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Ancelotti eyes Premier League job

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 10:55

Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti insists he wants to stay in England and manage an "ambitious" club in the Premier League.
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SNP pressed on 'devo max' issue

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 10:11

A senior Labour politician calls on the Scottish National Party's Alex Salmond to explain what "devolution max" means.
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Hammond defends EU vote stance

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 9:33

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond says there will be no rethink of plans to order Tory MPs to vote against the call for a referendum on UK membership of the EU.
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Live - India v England

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 8:28
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

England slump to a six-wicket defeat after Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina both score half centuries to help India secure a 4-0 lead in the one-day series.
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British couple die in Spain flood

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 5:54
related countries: Spain Spain

A British couple have died in Spain after being swept away in a flash flood, a government official says.
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Captain Moody quits England duty

Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 4:40

England captain Lewis Moody announces his international retirement after winning 71 caps and a World Cup winners medal.
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'Progress' at eurozone debt talks

Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 19:33

UK Chancellor George Osborne declares "real progress" among Europe's finance ministers to beat the eurozone debt crisis.
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Debt woes 'danger to all Europe'

Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 17:44
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

UK Chancellor George Osborne says the eurozone debt crisis is a "real danger to all of Europe" as talks continued on the bloc's problems.
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Salmond in warning to Westminster

Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 17:25

SNP leader Alex Salmond issues an independence rallying call, as he warns the UK government that its days of telling Scots what to do "are over".
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New camp in 'Occupy London' demo

Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 17:11
related places: London

Anti-capitalist protesters begin a second camp in London - as a protest outside St Paul's Cathedral enters its seventh day.
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Saturday's SPL as it happened

Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 16:12
related places: Kilmarnock, Motherwell

Hibernian win a thriller at St Mirren, while there are draws at Fir Park, Tannadice and the Caledonian Stadium.
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Disabled people hold UK cuts demo

Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 12:25

Disabled people are taking part in protests planned in cities across the UK against government spending cuts.
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Band leader Edmundo Ros dies, 100

Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 11:52
related countries: Spain Spain, United States United States

Band leader Edmundo Ros, the man credited with popularising Latin American music in the UK, dies at the age of 100 in Spain.
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No excuse for hacking - Murdoch

Saturday, October 22nd 2011, 0:19

Rupert Murdoch tells investors at News Corp's AGM he will clean up his company and says the Milly Dowler phone hacking scandal was "abhorrent".
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Auditors face competition inquiry

Friday, October 21st 2011, 23:02

The OFT refers the UK's big accountancy firms to the Competition Commission to examine if they have stranglehold on the audit market.
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St Paul's closed by Occupy demo

Friday, October 21st 2011, 19:42

St Paul's Cathedral is forced to close to visitors for the first time since World War II because of the Occupy London protest camp outside.
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GB golds mask Euro sprint error

Friday, October 21st 2011, 19:11

Three gold medals for Britain on the opening night of track cycling's European Championships mask an error which sees the men's sprint team, featuring Sir Chris Hoy, finish a lowly fifth.
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Gaddafi death 'raises questions'

Friday, October 21st 2011, 13:39
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: London

A former police officer who was with PC Yvonne Fletcher when she was murdered outside the Libyan embassy in London says Col Gaddafi's death leaves many questions unanswered.
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Borrowing falls back in September

Friday, October 21st 2011, 9:37

Public sector net borrowing in the UK was lower than expected in September, official figures show.
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Live text - Wales v Australia

Friday, October 21st 2011, 6:47
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Eden Park

Wales lose 21-18 to Tri-Nations champions Australia in the Rugby World Cup third-place play-off at Eden Park.
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Dhoni questions England behaviour

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 23:01
related countries: India India

India captain Mahendra Dhoni questions England's attitude following his team's five-wicket win in the third one-day international that secured the series.
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Dumped Letwin papers 'not secret'

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 20:51
related places: London

The cabinet secretary says he is satisfied that Oliver Letwin did not dispose of any classified documents when he dumped papers in a park in central London.
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England lose India one-day series

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 18:13
related countries: India India
related places: Mohali

India take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the one-day series against England with a tense five-wicket win in Mohali.
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India v England - 3rd ODI as it happened

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 17:15
related countries: India India
related places: Mohali

India beat England by five wickets to win the third one-day international in Mohali and clinch the five-match series 3-0.
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MPs told to oppose EU referendum

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 14:36

Members of the three largest UK parties are being told to vote against a motion calling for a referendum to be held on UK membership of the European Union.
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Kuwait 'threat' hits UK embassy

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 10:18
related countries: Kuwait Kuwait

The British embassy in Kuwait temporarily suspends its services because of a terror threat, the Foreign Office says.
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UK retail sales beat forecasts

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 10:18

UK retail sales rose by a stronger-than-expected 0.6% in September, official figures show.
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Thorpe prepared for 2012 failure

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 6:42

Olympic swimming legend Ian Thorpe tells BBC Sport he is more likely to fail than succeed at London 2012.
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UK paid £3m to fraud probe agency

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 5:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The UK paid more than £3.2m to an aid agency which has ceased operations in the Afghan capital amid fraud allegations, the BBC has learned.
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East Africa drought 'still huge'

Thursday, October 20th 2011, 1:24
related countries: Somalia Somalia

East Africa's drought remains huge, says the UK international development secretary, three months after famine was declared in Somalia.
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Clooney: 'I won't run for office'

Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 16:56
related places: March

Actor George Clooney says he has no plans to enter politics as he presents his political thriller The Ides of March at the London Film Festival.
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Violence over Dale Farm evictions

Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 16:38

Bricks and debris are thrown at police as officers move into Dale Farm amid violent scenes to secure the illegal part of the travellers' site.
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Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 16:21
related countries: United States United States
related places: America, Independence

Two teams of lawyers from the US and UK have debated the legality of America's Declaration of Independence.
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Bank united in favour of more QE

Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 9:47

The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee was unanimous in voting for another £75bn of quantitative easing, minutes show.
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Johnson speculation 'disgusting'

Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 9:35

England flanker Tom Croft says it is "disgusting" that people are questioning Martin Johnson's future as manager.
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Deported men fly back from Kenya

Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 9:19
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Cardiff

Two 18-year-old men from Cardiff are flying back to the UK after being deported following questioning by anti-terror police in Kenya.
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Viking boat burial find 'a first'

Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 6:51

Archaeologists are describing a Viking boat burial find as the most important discovery of its kind to be made on the UK mainland.
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'No more talking' over Dale Farm

Wednesday, October 19th 2011, 2:57

As bailiffs prepare to clear the UK's largest illegal travellers' site at Dale Farm in Essex, residents are told: "The time for talking is over."
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UK inflation rate rises to 5.2%

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 12:21

The rate of Consumer Prices Index inflation rose to 5.2% in September from 4.5% the month before, matching the record level set in September 2008.
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Olympus ex-boss takes case to SFO

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 12:02
related countries: Japan Japan

Sacked Olympus boss Michael Woodford says he has contacted the UK's Serious Fraud Office about the Japanese firm's accounting practices.
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IRB to assess Gatland cheat claim

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 12:02
related countries: France France

The International Rugby Board is to review Warren Gatland's claim he considered cheating in Wales' World Cup semi-final defeat by France.
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Facebook riot appeals rejected

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 11:28

The Court of Appeal has rejected appeals by two men jailed for using Facebook to try to incite disorder during August's riots in England.
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UK seizes Iranian accused assets

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 9:46
related countries: Iran Iran, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, United States United States

The UK Treasury says it has frozen the assets of five men suspected of an Iranian plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States.
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Wales debated cheating - Gatland

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 7:31
related countries: France France

Coach Warren Gatland admits he thought about asking one a forward to fake an injury during Wales' World Cup semi-final defeat by France.
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'No warning' as GPs cut patients

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 7:16

Some GPs are striking badly behaved patients off practice lists without the warning required by the NHS, the Health Service Ombudsman says.
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Call for advanced IT in hospitals

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 2:18

Some 16,000 deaths a year in England could be prevented by using advanced information technology in NHS hospitals, a report says.
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Deaths 'after church HIV claims'

Tuesday, October 18th 2011, 0:27

At least three people with HIV have died after they stopped taking life saving drugs on the advice of their Evangelical Christian pastors, BBC London learns.
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Wheldon killed in IndyCar crash

Monday, October 17th 2011, 18:25

British driver Dan Wheldon has died following a crash involving 15 cars at the Las Vegas Indy 300.
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VIDEO: The evolution of driverless pods

Monday, October 17th 2011, 16:45
related places: Heathrow, London

Could personal rapid transit, similar to the driverless pods moving people around Heathrow airport in London, provide a future solution for cities?
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Climate 'grave' security threat

Monday, October 17th 2011, 16:27
related places: London

Climate change poses "an immediate, growing and grave threat" to health and security around the world, according to an expert conference in London.
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Kohli ton sends England to defeat

Monday, October 17th 2011, 16:01
related countries: India India

Virat Kohli hits a commanding century as India thrash England for the second time in four days to take a 2-0 lead in their five-match one-day series.
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Venice painting to remain in UK

Monday, October 17th 2011, 15:51

A view of Venice by the 18th Century painter Francesco Guardi that sold at auction in July for £26.7m is temporarily stopped from being sold abroad.
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Party death father stashed drugs

Monday, October 17th 2011, 14:45
related places: London

A university researcher admits possessing drugs following the death of a teenager who took drugs at his home in west London.
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British Library sparks Amazon row

Monday, October 17th 2011, 10:27

The British Library is criticised by booksellers for linking to internet retailer Amazon on its public online catalogue.
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Hague reopens UK's Libya embassy

Monday, October 17th 2011, 10:26
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

Foreign Secretary William Hague reopens the British embassy in Tripoli, Libya.
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Live - India v England

Monday, October 17th 2011, 8:31
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Virat Kohli reaches his century as India close in on victory over England in Delhi ao take a 2-0 lead in the one-day international series.
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Economy at a 'dangerous junction'

Monday, October 17th 2011, 1:44

The UK economy has stalled at a dangerous junction with the latest bout of quantitative easing unlikely to work, independent forecaster Ernst and Young warns.
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Steps claim UK number one album

Sunday, October 16th 2011, 18:00

Reunited pop group Steps are number one in this week's UK album chart with their greatest hits package The Ultimate Collection.
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Second day of London City protest

Sunday, October 16th 2011, 16:53
related places: London

An anti-capitalist protest in London's financial district is continuing for a second day, with protesters gathered outside St Paul's Cathedral.
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Dernbach wary of India star Dhoni

Sunday, October 16th 2011, 15:13
related countries: India India

Jade Dernbach says containing India captain Mahendra Dhoni is crucial to England's hopes of winning the one-day international series, which continues on Monday.
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Royal honour for Wootton Bassett

Sunday, October 16th 2011, 14:49
related places: Wootton Bassett

A ceremony to rename Wootton Bassett with the prefix "Royal" takes place in the Wiltshire town.
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Warburton banned for three weeks

Sunday, October 16th 2011, 7:14
related countries: France France

Sam Warburton will miss Wales' World Cup third-place play-off match after receiving a three-week ban for his "dangerous tip tackle" in the semi-final defeat by France.
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Police consider Fox friend probe

Sunday, October 16th 2011, 6:38

City of London Police are considering whether to investigate Adam Werritty, the close friend of former Defence Secretary Liam Fox, for possible fraud.
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