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UK and Irish warned over asylum

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 13:00
related countries: Greece Greece, Ireland Ireland

The EU's top court backs legal challenges by non-EU asylum seekers resisting attempts by the UK and Ireland to send them back to Greece.
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Met raid 100 homes in riots probe

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 11:27
related places: London

Police arrest 62 people in raids on 100 addresses across London in an operation targeting suspected rioters.
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Rewrite key planning change - MPs

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 10:49

A committee of MPs says ministers must end the "default yes" to development within their changes to the planning system in England.
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UK plays down breast implant fear

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 9:48
related countries: France France

British women with silicone breast implants made by a French company should not have them removed, a UK watchdog says, amid concerns over health risks.
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Scrap fear over £500k art theft

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 18:31
related places: London

A Barbara Hepworth sculpture insured for £500,000 is stolen from a south London park by suspected scrap metal thieves.
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Storm diverts PM in Afghanistan

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 14:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Prime Minister David Cameron visits UK troops serving in Afghanistan - but a dust storm stops him visiting the main British base of Camp Bastion.
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MPs attack 'cosy deals' at HMRC

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 11:54

A committee of MPs criticises "cosy" deals between HM Revenue & Customs and large businesses, saying the exchequer has lost out on millions of pounds of tax.
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Yemen: Looking back at a year of protest

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 10:15
related countries: Yemen Yemen

British photographer captures Yemen's unrest
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VIDEO: Britain boycotts IMF euro scheme

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 6:33

Several European countries have agreed to provide 150bn euros (£125bn; $194bn) to the International Monetary Fund but Britain's decision not to take part in the scheme to support the eurozone meant EU finance ministers failed to reach their target s
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VIDEO: Escaping N Korea's communist regime

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 3:35
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: London

BBC's Humphrey Hawksley speaks to a family that defected from North Korea's communist regime in 2005 and settled in London.
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Olympic rings at Channel Tunnel

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 1:27
related countries: France France

A giant set of Olympic rings is unveiled at the entrance to Channel Tunnel in France - mainland Europe's gateway to London 2012.
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Britain boycotts IMF euro scheme

Monday, December 19th 2011, 23:53

European countries agree to provide 150bn euros to an IMF scheme which could help eurozone countries in debt, but Britain refuses to take part.
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Libyan military leader to sue UK

Monday, December 19th 2011, 18:54
related countries: Libya Libya

Libyan military leader Abdel Hakim Belhaj is suing the UK government over his rendition and torture by Gaddafi regime.
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Germany wants UK as 'EU partner'

Monday, December 19th 2011, 16:03
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany's foreign minister suggests differences with the UK over the future of EU integration can be resolved, after talks with William Hague.
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Riot operation 'flawed' say MPs

Monday, December 19th 2011, 8:12

The way police tried to tackle the summer's riots in towns and cities across England was flawed, a report by the Home Affairs Committee says.
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Sunday football as it happened

Sunday, December 18th 2011, 19:02
related places: Liverpool, Tottenham

Manchester City defeat Arsenal to reclaim top spot in the Premier League while there are also wins for Manchester United, Liverpool and Spurs on a busy day of action that also features Championship and SPL games.
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Lamont is Scottish Labour leader

Saturday, December 17th 2011, 14:56

MSP Johann Lamont is elected as the new Scottish Labour leader, pledging to "make Labour Scotland's party once again".
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UK fishing fleet quotas increased

Saturday, December 17th 2011, 14:32
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

British fishing fleets will be able to land more fish but face fewer days at sea, after an agreement was reached at marathon talks in Brussels.
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I'll restore GB pride, says Froch

Saturday, December 17th 2011, 13:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: Atlantic City

Carl Froch is aiming to restore British pride when he fights American Andre Ward in the final of the Super Six tournament in Atlantic City.
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Live - Saturday's Scottish football

Saturday, December 17th 2011, 12:08
related places: Aberdeen, Pittodrie

Ten-man Aberdeen beat Hibs at Pittodrie before another four Scottish Premier League games get under way at 1500 GMT.
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Saturday football - as it happened

Saturday, December 17th 2011, 12:01
related places: Blackburn, Bolton, Chelsea

Chelsea drop points at Wigan after struggling trio Wolves, Bolton and Blackburn all lose and Norwich draw at Everton on a dramatic afternoon of action in both England and Scotland.
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Wood and Lee land comedy prizes

Saturday, December 17th 2011, 4:09
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles
related places: London

Victoria Wood, Miranda Hart, Stewart Lee and the cast of The Inbetweeners are among the winners at the 2011 British Comedy Awards in London.
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UK greets end of Libya sanctions

Saturday, December 17th 2011, 1:58
related countries: Libya Libya

Foreign Secretary William Hague says the lifting of UN sanctions "marks another significant moment in Libya's transition".
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Calm rhetoric, Clegg urges French

Friday, December 16th 2011, 20:41
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg tells the French prime minister that steps should be taken to "calm the rhetoric" on the UK economy.
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Tributes flood in for Hitchens

Friday, December 16th 2011, 18:53

British-born author, literary critic and journalist Christopher Hitchens dies in a Texas hospital, aged 62, after suffering from cancer.
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Commentators pay tribute to Christopher Hitchens

Friday, December 16th 2011, 15:11
related countries: United States United States

British and US commentators pay tribute to Christopher Hitchens
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Supreme Court hears Assange case

Friday, December 16th 2011, 15:06
related countries: Sweden Sweden

The UK Supreme Court says that it will consider an appeal by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange against extradition to Sweden.
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UK to join eurozone deal talks

Friday, December 16th 2011, 14:07

The UK will join talks over what should be in a eurozone fiscal pact, despite refusing to sign up to it, as a French finance minister adds to criticism of the UK's economy.
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Writer Christopher Hitchens dies

Friday, December 16th 2011, 13:48

British-born author, literary critic and journalist Christopher Hitchens dies in a Texas hospital, aged 62, after suffering from cancer.
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Russell Brand lands US TV series

Friday, December 16th 2011, 10:29
related countries: United States United States

British comedian and actor Russell Brand lands a TV series in the US, it is announced.
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Hospital dementia care 'lacking'

Friday, December 16th 2011, 0:46

Hospitals in England and Wales are falling short in the care given to dementia patients, a review says.
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Court explains acquittal of Knox

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 22:51
related countries: Italy Italy

Lack of motive and faulty evidence led to the acquittal of Amanda Knox of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher, an Italian court says.
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Military to provide 2012 security

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 21:05

Up to 13,500 military personnel will help to provide security at the London 2012 Olympic Games, the Ministry of Defence has announced.
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French call to downgrade UK first

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 18:27
related countries: France France

French central bank head Christian Noyer says ratings agencies should downgrade the UK before France because its economy is weaker.
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Live - Europa League

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 17:13

Tottenham, Birmingham and Celtic bow out of the Europa League on a disappointing night for British football.
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PM vows 'problem family' action

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 13:43

David Cameron outlines plans for a network of "troubleshooters" to give more focused support to England's most troubled families.
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Paris museum buys Bronte treasure

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 13:34
related countries: France France

A French museum wins a bidding war for an unpublished Charlotte Bronte manuscript, dashing hopes that it could return to the author's former home.
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Schools 'fail slow-start pupils'

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 11:18

Three-quarters of children who make a slow start at primary schools in England fail to catch up by the time they leave, school league table data shows.
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Arrest in police payments probe

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 10:12

A 37-year-old woman has been arrested in Surrey over alleged payments to police officers, Scotland Yard says.
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November retail sales fall 0.4%

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 9:48

UK retail sales volumes fell by 0.4% in November, official figures show, despite heavy discounting by stores
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NHS 'in need of major overhaul'

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 0:43

Financial difficulties will force NHS services in England to undergo major reorganisations which could hit the poorest the hardest, MPs say.
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VIDEO: Merkel says UK a key part of EU

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 22:58
related countries: Germany Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel has told German MPs that the UK will remain a strong EU partner, despite its decision not to sign up to an EU summit deal.
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British man floods French villa

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 21:02
related countries: France France, United States United States

A British man causes thousands of euros worth of damage after appropriating a luxury villa on the French coast to seduce an American girl, media reports say.
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Four jockeys banned in BHA probe

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 19:03

Jockeys Paul Doe and Greg Fairley have been banned from racing for 12 years for "not riding a horse to its merits" after an investigation found 11 people guilty of corrupt or fraudulent practices.
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Tevez unlikely to stay in England

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 16:31
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Manchester City would be very reluctant to sell Argentina forward Carlos Tevez to a Premier League rival, BBC Sport has learnt.
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Unemployment increases to 2.64m

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 16:31

UK unemployment rose by 128,000 in the three months to October to 2.64 million, as youth unemployment hits a new record high.
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FA contacts GB Olympics players

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 15:29

The Football Association will write to potential Team GB players to ask whether they want to participate at London 2012.
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Merkel says UK a key part of EU

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 15:13
related countries: Germany Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel tells German MPs the UK will remain a strong EU partner, despite its decision not to sign up to an EU summit deal.
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Export ban fails to save treasure

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 13:23

Treasures worth more than £65m will all leave the UK because funds could not be raised to save them from export, a government report reveals.
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Diamond Jubilee plan is unveiled

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 11:49
related places: Edinburgh

Royal plans to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012 are unveiled, with the monarch and the Duke of Edinburgh set to travel widely across the UK.
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OFT to study car insurance costs

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 9:19

The cost of motor insurance in the UK is to be investigated fully by the Office of Fair Trading.
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Thomas Cook to close 200 branches

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 9:17

Travel firm Thomas Cook says it will close 200 UK stores over the next two years as it reports a £398m annual loss.
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Many diabetes deaths 'avoidable'

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 7:35

Up to 24,000 deaths from diabetes could be avoided in England every year, if patients and doctors controlled the condition better, a report suggests.
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'Most wanted' riot suspect images

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 0:09
related places: London

Scotland Yard releases images of the 213 "most wanted" suspects in the investigation into rioting across London in August.
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UK 'made compromise impossible'

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 18:16

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso says the UK's demands on financial services would have risked the single market.
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Redknapp to resist England - Levy

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 16:14

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is not interested in taking on the England manager's role "at the present time" according to his club chairman Daniel Levy.
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Fletcher takes 'extended break'

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 15:52

Manchester United and Scotland midfielder Darren Fletcher is taking an extended break from football for health reasons.
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Germany's sorrow at British veto

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 15:41
related countries: Germany Germany

German sorrow at UK's new position in Europe
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Police corruption 'not endemic'

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 13:04

A report into police corruption in England, Wales and Northern Ireland says it is not endemic but does not give forces a "clean bill of health".
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Powell to make British indoor bow

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 13:00
related countries: Jamaica Jamaica

Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell will make his British indoor debut at the Birmingham Grand Prix on 18 February.
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Heavy rain leads to flood alerts

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 10:14

Strong winds and heavy rain hit much of Wales overnight as 22 flood alerts remain in place on Tuesday morning.
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UK inflation rate falls to 4.8%

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 9:38

The rate of Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation in the UK fell to 4.8% in November, from 5% the month before, figures show.
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Ambulances 'facing delays at A&E'

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 1:32

Ambulances in England are facing major delays dropping off emergency patients at hospital, the BBC has learnt.
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UK job outlook at three-year low

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 0:10

The recruitment outlook during the first quarter of 2012 is at its lowest level for three years, according to a survey by Manpower.
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Weather warnings issued across UK

Monday, December 12th 2011, 21:39

Weather warnings are in place for much of the UK, with strong winds, heavy rain and snow predicted into Tuesday.
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Man jailed for children's murders

Monday, December 12th 2011, 19:44
related places: London

A man who boasted that he would one day do something the world would talk about is jailed for life for stabbing his son and daughter to death.
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Wilkinson retires from Test rugby

Monday, December 12th 2011, 18:21

England's 2003 World Cup-winning fly-half Jonny Wilkinson announces his retirement from international rugby union.
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Cameron defends EU veto decision

Monday, December 12th 2011, 18:12

David Cameron says he negotiated "in good faith" at the EU summit as he explains his actions in a statement to MPs - although Deputy PM Nick Clegg decides not to take his seat alongside the PM.
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PM urges king to reform Bahrain

Monday, December 12th 2011, 15:44
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

Prime Minister David Cameron urges Bahrain's king to implement concrete reforms after a damning human rights report.
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Virgin and BA in battle for BMI

Monday, December 12th 2011, 15:34

The owner of British Midland International (BMI), Lufthansa, says it has not yet decided on a buyer for the carrier.
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UK set 'to face bigger downturn'

Monday, December 12th 2011, 13:18

The UK and eurozone economies will contract sharply in 2012, economists at Standard Chartered bank forecast.
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Verheijen comments shock Roberts

Monday, December 12th 2011, 10:53

Assistant manager Raymond Verheijen's comments on leading Wales after Gary Speed are "selfish", according to ex-striker Iwan Roberts.
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Amy Winehouse tops UK album chart

Monday, December 12th 2011, 10:22

Amy Winehouse's posthumous album, Lioness: Hidden Treasures, tops the UK album chart in its first week of release.
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Missing Doctor Who episodes found

Monday, December 12th 2011, 9:51
related places: London

Two missing episodes from the BBC's science fiction series Doctor Who are presented at the British Film Institute in London.
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The Americans occupying the London Stock Exchange

Monday, December 12th 2011, 0:38

The Americans camping out at the London Stock Exchange
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Clegg says veto 'bad for Britain'

Sunday, December 11th 2011, 17:41
related places: Cameron

The deputy prime minister says David Cameron's blocking of EU treaty changes could leave the UK "marginalised", but says the PM was put in a "very difficult position" by his own backbenchers.
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Big business deeply troubled by Cameron's veto

Sunday, December 11th 2011, 17:24
related places: Cameron

UK business troubled by the PM's euro move, says Robert Peston
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FSA 'to admit to bank failings'

Sunday, December 11th 2011, 11:12

The UK's financial regulator will criticise its own role in a report into the circumstances surrounding the collapse of the Royal Bank of Scotland, the BBC learns.
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Osborne says EU veto protects UK

Saturday, December 10th 2011, 20:13

Chancellor George Osborne says David Cameron's decision to veto changes to the European Union treaty has "helped protect Britain's economic interests".
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Live - Saturday football

Saturday, December 10th 2011, 15:15
related places: Liverpool, Newcastle

Arsenal, Man Utd, Liverpool and Wigan all secure precious wins but Newcastle lose at Norwich on a busy day of Premier League football alongside a host of lower league and Scottish Premier action.
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Live - Saturday football

Saturday, December 10th 2011, 13:00
related places: Liverpool, Newcastle

Seven Premier League matches involving Arsenal, Liverpool, Man Utd and Newcastle take place on a busy Saturday, alongside a full Championship, lower league and Scottish football programme.
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Engineers battle to restore power

Saturday, December 10th 2011, 10:23

Engineers work through the night to reconnect thousands of homes left without electricity by severe storms in Scotland.
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Storm leaves 30,000 without power

Friday, December 9th 2011, 20:04

Engineers are battling to reconnect about 30,000 homes still left without power after Thursday's storms.
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Euro crisis: Europe reacts with anger

Friday, December 9th 2011, 18:42

British rejection of budget pact draws European ire
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Cameron defends EU treaty 'veto'

Friday, December 9th 2011, 17:32

The prime minister says he was right to block an EU-wide treaty change to tackle the eurozone crisis, despite warnings it will leave the UK isolated.
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UK alone as EU agrees fiscal deal

Friday, December 9th 2011, 16:37
related countries: Hungary Hungary

EU leaders say the UK is now the only country not backing a tax and budget pact on the eurozone debt crisis, after Hungary changes its stance.
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African Queen boat to be restored

Friday, December 9th 2011, 13:05

The British-built boat that co-starred with Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn in 1951 film The African Queen is to be restored and will sail again.
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VIDEO: 'If you're not at the table, you're on the menu'

Friday, December 9th 2011, 12:55
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

As EU leaders lined up for a group photoshoot following talks in Brussels, doubts remained about the future of the single currency, and the UK's role in Europe.
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LMFAO song top track on iTunes

Friday, December 9th 2011, 10:50

The group's track Party Rock Anthem is the best-selling song on iTunes UK in 2011 beating Adele and Maroon 5.
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Climate talks 'at decision time'

Friday, December 9th 2011, 10:06

The UK's Climate Change Secretary issues a call to arms for a credible and binding deal at a UN climate summit in Durban, warning that time runs short.
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Sportsday Live - Friday 9 December

Friday, December 9th 2011, 7:59

Sportsday Live featuring Nemanja Vidic's season-ending injury, the England winter tour cricket squad announcement, weekend football team news, plus more.
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British soldier dies of injuries

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 20:49
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Birmingham

A British soldier has died in hospital in Birmingham from injuries sustained in Afghanistan on Tuesday, the Ministry of Defence says.
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PM's veto warning over EU talks

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 20:40

David Cameron says he will have "no hesitation" in vetoing a proposed new European Union treaty if it does not offer a "good deal" for the UK, ahead of a crucial summit.
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Storm blackout hitting thousands

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 19:51

Police tell people in Scotland not to travel, as severe winds of up to 165mph hit the country, leaving more than 50,000 people without power.
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Reform call over exam cheat claim

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 18:01

The government is calling for a reform of the exam system after inquiries were launched in England and Wales into allegations of cheating.
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In pictures: Scotland's storm

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 14:44

Scotland is battered by huge winter storm
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Lancaster to take England reins

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 14:18

Stuart Lancaster will head up England's interim coaching team for the Six Nations, supported by Graham Rowntree and Andy Farrell.
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AUDIO: Former stalker: 'It was like an impulse'

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 13:24
related countries: Australia Australia

A former stalker from Australia speaks about her experience of stalking and why she thinks the new National Stalking Clinic for England and Wales is a good idea.
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Council tax rises referendum plan

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 12:58

Any local authority in England wanting to raise council tax by more than 3.5% next year must consult the public in a referendum, the government has said.
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Bank holds interest rates at 0.5%

Thursday, December 8th 2011, 12:28

The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee holds UK interest rates at 0.5% and no new quantitative easing measures are announced.
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