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Tension rises between UK and Germany

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 15:40
related countries: Germany Germany

Gavin Hewitt on how euro crisis is souring UK-German ties
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Survey finds police visibility up

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 14:05

The visibility of police in England and Wales is increasing but a quarter of people have never seen an officer on patrol in their area, figures suggest.
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Unexpected rise in retail sales

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 9:45

UK retail sales unexpectedly rose 0.6% month-on-month in October, the Office for National Statistics says.
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Ferdinand shocked by Blatter view

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 9:37

England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand says he is astonished by Fifa president Sepp Blatter's "condescending" and "laughable" view that football does not have on-field racism problems.
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Mothercare hit by weak UK sales

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 9:22

Mothercare reports a half-year loss after weak UK sales and says it is launching a review of its UK business.
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Sportsday Live - Thursday 17 November

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 7:58

Sportsday Live featuring reaction to Fifa president Sepp Blatter's views on racism, the search for a new England rugby union boss plus more.
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'Piccadilly' Lowry fetches £5.6m

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 7:49
related places: London, Salford

A painting of London's Piccadilly Circus by Salford painter LS Lowry fetches £5.6m at auction, matching a world record price for the artist.
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Call to scrap Air Passenger Duty

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 7:45
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Four of the largest airlines in the UK and Irish Republic call for Air Passenger Duty to be scrapped.
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Airline probes '£20k fuel demand'

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 5:23
related countries: Austria Austria

An airline is to launch an investigation after reports it asked passengers stranded in Austria to pay £20,000 to buy fuel to fly back to the UK.
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NHS long waits crackdown ordered

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 4:21

Ministers order a crackdown on the 250,000 people "languishing unnecessarily" on hospital waiting lists for more than the 18-week target.
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UK 'could over-borrow by £100bn'

Thursday, November 17th 2011, 1:26

The government could borrow £100bn more than it planned up to 2015, according to claims by Labour based on its comparison of economic forecasts.
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Johnson quits as England manager

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 16:56

Martin Johnson says his decision to quit as England manager is in the best interests of the team and himself.
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'Worsened' economic outlook in UK

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 16:01

Bank of England governor Sir Mervyn King cuts UK growth predictions and says Britain's economy could stagnate until mid-2012.
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VIDEO: Inglis: 'I regret not going back'

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 15:33

Mountaineer Mark Inglis says he regrets not turning around and going back as a young British climber, David Sharp, was dying of hypothermia on Mount Everest in 2006 but says as a double amputee he could not have helped carry him down the mountain.
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Unemployment increases to 2.62m

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 13:14

UK unemployment rose by 129,000 in the three months to September to 2.62 million, as youth unemployment also rose above a million.
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Mugabe thanks HK for 'protection'

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 9:58
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe praises Hong Kong's authorities for protecting his daughter from "harassment" by British journalists.
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Clark 'surprise' at May ignorance

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 8:46

Former UK border force head Brodie Clark says he was "surprised" ministers did not know passport checks had been relaxed.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 7:54

Sportsday Live featuring reaction to Martin Johnson leaving his England post, Fifa president Sepp Blatter's views on racism plus more.
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Cuts 'led to MoD cost increases'

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 5:20

Cuts to defence spending contributed to a £466m rise in the cost of the UK's 15 largest military equipment projects in a year, the spending watchdog says.
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Doctors call for car smoking ban

Wednesday, November 16th 2011, 1:13

All smoking in cars should be banned across the UK to protect people from second-hand smoke, doctors say.
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Capello hails England youngsters

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 23:40
related countries: Spain Spain, Sweden Sweden

England coach Fabio Capello believes he has unearthed a new generation of talent ahead of Euro 2012 following back-to-back wins over Spain and Sweden.
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Bid to block $100m 'vulture' debt

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 23:00
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo, Jersey Jersey, United States United States

Charities call for Britain's Privy Council to block an American speculator from taking $100m from the Democratic Republic of Congo through a 'vulture fund' which sued in Jersey.
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England campaign facing scrutiny

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 22:19

England's troubled Rugby World Cup campaign will be subject to "the most comprehensive review ever undertaken," the Professional Game Board has said.
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England 1-0 Sweden

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 21:48
related countries: Sweden Sweden

England record their first win over Sweden since 1968 thanks to Daniel Majstorovic's first-half own goal.
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VIDEO: UK minister begins visit to Burma

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 21:29
related countries: Burma Burma

The UK's International Development Secretary has called for the release of all Burma's political prisoners on the first day of a visit to the country.
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Ex-borders chief: I'm no rogue

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 21:02

The ex-head of the UK border force Brodie Clark tells a committee of MPs he "did not extend or alter" a passport checks pilot set up by the home secretary.
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Live - International football

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 18:55
related countries: Estonia Estonia, Ireland Ireland, Sweden Sweden

The Republic of Ireland reach Euro 2012 with a 5-1 aggregate win over Estonia in their play-off while England beat Sweden for the first time since 1968 thanks to a first-half own goal at Wembley.
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BOA chief attacks doping policy

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 16:54

British Olympic Association chairman Colin Moynihan says "toothless gestures towards zero tolerance" have allowed "drugs cheats" to compete at London 2012.
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Coe defends Dow Olympic backing

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 16:34

London 2012 chairman Lord Coe defends the role of chemical company Dow in providing a fabric wrap around the Olympic Stadium.
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Murray to face Djokovic in London

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 12:55
related places: London

Britain's Andy Murray will play world number one Novak Djokovic in the group stages of the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in London.
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Streep's Iron Lady wows critics

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 12:47

Meryl Streep puts in a fine performance as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, according to early reviews of The Iron Lady.
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UK October inflation falls to 5%

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 11:18

The rate of Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation in the UK fell to 5% in October, down from 5.2% in September, figures show.
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Capello backs Beckham for Team GB

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 9:42

England coach Fabio Capello believes David Beckham will be part of Great Britain's Olympic football squad at next year's London 2012 Games.
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UK minister begins visit to Burma

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 8:25
related countries: Burma Burma

International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell called for the release of all Burma's political prisoners on the first day of a visit to the country.
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Sportsday Live - Tuesday 15 November

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 7:53
related places: London

Sportsday Live featured the build-up to another big night of international football, plus other breaking sports stories.
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Euro crisis 'an opportunity' - PM

Tuesday, November 15th 2011, 4:49
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

David Cameron says the turmoil in Europe provides scope for the UK to "refashion" its relationship with Brussels and reclaim some powers in future.
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Call for greater aid transparency

Monday, November 14th 2011, 23:59

A UK-based lobby group, Publish What You Fund, calls for greater transparency in how international aid money is spent.
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First Test Championship delayed

Monday, November 14th 2011, 18:31

The first ICC Test Championship, expected to take place in England in 2013, will not now be played before 2017.
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Missiles 'may protect 2012 Games'

Monday, November 14th 2011, 16:49
related places: London

Defence Secretary Philip Hammond tells MPs that ground-to-air missiles will be deployed to protect the 2012 Olympic Games in London if deemed operationally necessary.
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Hacking judge in warning to press

Monday, November 14th 2011, 14:30

A judge beginning an inquiry into media practices warns newspapers not to victimise inquiry witnesses who speak out against press intrusion.
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My duty to face race row - Terry

Monday, November 14th 2011, 14:00

John Terry says it is his duty as England captain to face up to claims he racially abused QPR's Anton Ferdinand.
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Boyle scores third UK number one

Monday, November 14th 2011, 10:13

Susan Boyle scores a third UK number one album with Someone to Watch Over Me, seeing off competition from Cher Lloyd and The Wanted.
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Coltrane's Scottish Bafta honour

Monday, November 14th 2011, 9:29

Actor Robbie Coltrane is honoured for his 'outstanding contribution' to film at the Scottish Baftas.
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Darth Vader star Jones gets Oscar

Monday, November 14th 2011, 8:39
related places: London

Darth Vader star James Earl Jones is handed an Oscar on the London stage, as he and Oprah Winfrey receive honorary Oscars.
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Sportsday Live - latest updates

Monday, November 14th 2011, 8:00
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Sportsday Live featuring news that Carlos Tevez has not returned to Manchester City and boxing greats are set to turn out for Joe Frazier's funeral.
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VIDEO: British woman's Gaza experience

Monday, November 14th 2011, 6:28
related places: Oxford

Reya El-Salahi from Oxford is invited into a home in Gaza, where a mother tells her she wants peace but her son wants to grow up to be a fighter.
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Air quality 'puts lives at risk'

Monday, November 14th 2011, 3:04

The UK government's continued failure to meet EU air pollution standards is cutting some people's life expectancy by two years, a report by MPs says.
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Jobs market 'slow pain' predicted

Monday, November 14th 2011, 1:44

The UK labour market faces a "slow, painful contraction" with firms delaying recruitment of more staff, a key report suggests.
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Troops 'to remain' in Afghanistan

Sunday, November 13th 2011, 16:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Hundreds of British soldiers will stay in Afghanistan after the UK pulls out combat troops, the chief of the defence staff says.
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Blair warns of euro 'catastrophe'

Sunday, November 13th 2011, 15:26

Former UK prime minister Tony Blair tells the BBC the collapse of the euro would be "catastrophic" and said Europe must get behind it.
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Queen leads remembrance tributes

Sunday, November 13th 2011, 14:42
related places: London

The Queen leads the Royal Family in laying wreaths at the Cenotaph in London as Remembrance Sunday ceremonies honouring the UK's war dead are held across the country.
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Osborne: Referendum causing harm

Sunday, November 13th 2011, 0:09

Chancellor George Osborne claims that the prospect of an independence referendum is damaging the Scottish economy.
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Oxfam withdraws Upper Nile staff

Saturday, November 12th 2011, 20:06

British aid agency Oxfam is withdrawing its staff from a volatile border region of South Sudan in response to increasing instability.
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England 1-0 Spain

Saturday, November 12th 2011, 19:05
related countries: Spain Spain, Sweden Sweden

Stand-in skipper Frank Lampard scores the only goal of the game as England beat world and European champions Spain at Wembley.
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Bolt aims for four golds in 2012

Saturday, November 12th 2011, 18:47

Defending Olympic 100m and 200m champion Usain Bolt says he will aim for four gold medals at the 2012 London Olympics.
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Britons die in helicopter crash

Saturday, November 12th 2011, 18:25

Two British nationals are killed in a helicopter crash in Majorca, the Foreign Office says.
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Live - Saturday football

Saturday, November 12th 2011, 13:30
related countries: Norway Norway, Spain Spain
related places: A

England beat world champions Spain 1-0 at Wembley after Wales defeat Norway in a friendly on a day that also saw 37 FA Cup first-round ties.
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VIDEO: Call to recognise Arctic veterans

Saturday, November 12th 2011, 12:51
related countries: Russia Russia

There are calls for recognition for the sailors on the WWII Arctic Convoys who risked their lives to transport crucial supplies and munitions from Scotland to Russia.
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VIDEO: EMI to sell music unit to Universal

Friday, November 11th 2011, 22:52

UK music firm EMI has said it will sell its recorded music unit for £1.2bn ($1.9bn) to Universal Music.
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UK falls silent for Armistice Day

Friday, November 11th 2011, 21:44

Millions of people across the UK observe a two-minute silence to mark Armistice Day.
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Live - International football

Friday, November 11th 2011, 17:29
related countries: Cyprus Cyprus, Estonia Estonia, Ireland Ireland, Portugal Portugal, Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

The Republic of Ireland take on Estonia in Tallinn while the likes of Portugal and Croatia are also in Euro 2012 play-off action, after Scotland win a friendly in Cyprus on a busy night of internationals.
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Tindall axed from England squad

Friday, November 11th 2011, 17:18

Mike Tindall is fined £25,000 by the Rugby Football Union and removed from England's elite player squad for his conduct during the World Cup.
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Eurozone crisis 'hitting UK jobs'

Friday, November 11th 2011, 16:45
related countries: Greece Greece, Italy Italy

UK Chancellor George Osborne warns the eurozone crisis is still "dangerous" as a new Greek leader takes office and Italy comes closer to passing austerity measures.
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London beats Doha to stage Worlds

Friday, November 11th 2011, 16:40
related countries: Qatar Qatar
related places: Doha

London is selected ahead of Doha to host the 2017 World Athletics Championships.
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EMI sells music unit for £1.2bn

Friday, November 11th 2011, 16:10

UK music group EMI - home to the Beatles, Pink Floyd and Coldplay - is to sell its recorded music unit for £1.2bn to Universal Music.
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Adele and Turner win Aim awards

Friday, November 11th 2011, 15:57
related places: London

Adele and singer-songwriter Frank Turner win two prizes each at the inaugural Aim Independent Music Awards in London.
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Force-feeding death mother jailed

Friday, November 11th 2011, 12:41
related places: London

A nurse from east London is jailed for three years for causing the death of her 10-month-old daughter by force-feeding her.
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Channel 4 shows Murray interview

Friday, November 11th 2011, 10:01

UK broadcaster Channel 4 screens an interview with Michael Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray, which has angered the star's family.
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The Middle Ages in colour

Friday, November 11th 2011, 8:25

British Library's treasure trove of manuscripts
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England U21 5-0 Iceland U21

Friday, November 11th 2011, 6:27
related countries: Iceland Iceland
related places: Colchester

Gary Gardner's late double completes an emphatic 5-0 win for England Under-21s against Iceland in their European Championship 2013 qualifier at Colchester.
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Free nursery places for 140,000

Friday, November 11th 2011, 6:00

Some 140,000 disadvantaged two-year-olds could qualify for free nursery places under a scheme due to be rolled out in England.
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CBI criticises solar subsidy cut

Friday, November 11th 2011, 4:00

The UK's biggest business group criticises the government's decision to halve the subsidies for household solar electricity by next month.
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England squad united, says Jones

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 23:00

Teenage defender Phil Jones says it is business as usual ahead of Saturday's friendly against Spain despite the controversy surrounding England captain John Terry.
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VIDEO: New hope for brain damaged patients

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 19:42
related countries: Belgium Belgium

A method of communicating with brain damaged patients who appear to be in a vegetative state has been discovered by scientists in the UK and Belgium.
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MP seeks inquiry into 'briefings'

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 17:32

A Labour MP asks the head of the civil service to investigate claims one of the home secretary's special advisers briefed against former head of the UK border force.
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England a match for Spain - Hart

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 15:23
related countries: Spain Spain

Joe Hart is certain that a weakened England side will not be thrashed by world and European champions Spain.
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Bank holds interest rates at 0.5%

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 12:41

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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Critics crazy for Sheen's Hamlet

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 10:51
related places: London, Sheen

Michael Sheen's much-anticipated portrayal of Hamlet is hailed as "triumphant" on the play's opening night at London's Young Vic theatre.
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Sportsday Live - breaking sports news

Thursday, November 10th 2011, 8:00

Sportsday Live featuring reaction to Newcastle United's decision to rename St James' Park, the latest on England's U-21's and all the week's sporting action, plus more.
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Coe denies double decision talks

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 21:06
related countries: Qatar Qatar
related places: Doha, London

Lord Coe believes both London and Doha are focusing on their battle for the 2017 world championships despite reports one of them may be awarded the 2019 event.
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Home nations get poppy go-ahead

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 19:44
related countries: Spain Spain

Fifa agrees that England, Scotland and Wales can wear poppies on black armbands during the upcoming internationals.
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Police in force at student march

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 19:24
related places: London

The police were out in force as students protested in London against higher tuition fees and "privatisation" in universities.
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Prince William wants poppy U-turn

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 17:15
related countries: Spain Spain

Prince William and Prime Minister David Cameron write to Fifa demanding the ban on England shirts being embroidered with poppies is lifted.
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2012 has no pull for bell-ringers

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 16:39

The UK's bell-ringing council refuses to support a work by Turner Prize-winning artist Martin Creed forming part of London 2012 celebrations.
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Labour blasts border row 'fiasco'

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 12:41

Labour leader Ed Miliband has said the row over relaxed UK border controls over the summer has turned into a "complete fiasco".
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Live text - Murray v Chardy

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 11:12
related countries: France France

British number one Andy Murray takes on Jeremy Chardy of France in his opening match at the Paris Masters.
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Cameron calls poppy ban 'absurd'

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 9:24

The prime minister says Fifa's ban on England's footballers wearing poppies on their kit this weekend is "outrageous".
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Kesa sells Comet business for £2

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 7:40
related countries: France France

Anglo-French electrical goods retailer Kesa announces plans to sell off its troubled UK-based Comet stores for £2 to a private equity firm.
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CBI cuts forecast for UK growth

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 7:12

Business organisation the CBI slashes its forecast for UK economic growth, but calls for government austerity plans to continue.
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Border boss leaves in checks row

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 2:40

Brodie Clark, the head of the UK Border Force, leaves his job after being blamed for letting thousands of foreigners into the country without proper checks.
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Adele scoops UK music video award

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 0:46

Adele wins the best pop video at this year's UK Music Video Awards, while JLS pick up the people's choice plaudit.
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Cheap DVD VAT loophole to close

Wednesday, November 9th 2011, 0:02

The Treasury says it is removing a tax loophole that allows Channel Islands-based firms to ship goods VAT-free to the UK.
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Sportsday Live - Tuesday 8 November

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 18:16


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May 'contempt' for borders chief

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 17:44

The suspended UK Border Force chief Brodie Clark has been treated with "contempt" by Home Secretary Theresa May, his representatives have said.
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Teen ambassador jailed over riots

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 17:02
related places: London

A former London youth ambassador is jailed for two years for her role in August's riots in London.
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May 'won't resign' in border row

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 16:36

The home secretary tells MPs she will not resign, after it emerged that UK border checks were relaxed over a four month period.
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VIDEO: Fans queue for Modern Warfare 3

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 7:50

More than 500 stores held special openings in the UK to let gamers buy Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
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Ennis should be selfish - Freeman

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 7:00

Ex-Olympic champion Cathy Freeman says Jessica Ennis needs to be single-minded in order to deal with the pressures of winning gold at London 2012.
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Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 0:44
related places: Birmingham, London

There is a "good case" for the government's HS2 high-speed rail link between London and Birmingham and beyond, a committee of MPs says.
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Q&A: Staging the da Vinci show

Tuesday, November 8th 2011, 0:03
related places: How

How London's National Gallery blockbuster came together
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