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Canada's TMX gets rival LSE bid

Sunday, May 15th 2011, 10:53
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada's TMX Group receives a domestic takeover bid to rival the group's proposed merger with the London Stock Exchange.
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Police plans 'won't save money'

Sunday, May 15th 2011, 7:48

Labour has claimed that government plans to forcibly retire hundreds of police officers in England and Wales will not achieve substantial cost savings.
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VIDEO: Fox supports call to widen Libya targets

Sunday, May 15th 2011, 6:38
related countries: Libya Libya

The Defence Secretary Liam Fox has indicated he agrees with the head of the armed forces that Nato needs to intensify its campaign in Libya.
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EastEnders scoops top soap award

Saturday, May 14th 2011, 23:12
related places: Manchester

EastEnders steals the top prize at the British Soap Awards at a ceremony in Coronation Street's back yard, at ITV's studios in Manchester.
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Djokovic beats Murray in thriller

Saturday, May 14th 2011, 21:41
related countries: Italy Italy

Novak Djokovic withstands an Andy Murray fightback to continue his magnificent unbeaten run and reach the final of the Rome Masters.
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Beheaded UK woman named by family

Saturday, May 14th 2011, 20:13
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Westley

The British woman stabbed and beheaded in a shop on the Spanish island of Tenerife is named by her family as 60-year-old Jennifer Mills-Westley.
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Zoo criticised over gorilla death

Saturday, May 14th 2011, 18:51

A leading anthropologist calls London Zoo "incompetent" after the death of its baby gorilla in an attack by an adult male gorilla.
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Live - Scottish Premier League

Saturday, May 14th 2011, 13:29
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Aberdeen

Relegated Hamilton play Inverness CT, Hibs host Aberdeen and St Mirren take on St Johnstone in the final round of matches in the bottom half of the Scottish Premier League.
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Probe into beheading of UK woman

Saturday, May 14th 2011, 12:28

The Foreign Office is helping the family of a woman who was beheaded in a shop in Tenerife in what officials say appears to be a random attack.
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Measles returns

Friday, May 13th 2011, 23:13
related places: How

How the disease is spreading across Europe to the UK
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Nigeria gunmen kidnap foreigners

Friday, May 13th 2011, 18:25
related countries: Italy Italy, Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Kebbi

Gunmen in Nigeria kidnap two foreign engineers - a British man and his Italian colleague, in the north-west state of Kebbi.
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Diana film 'not sensationalist'

Friday, May 13th 2011, 17:08

A new documentary film about the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, is not controversial, says director Keith Allen, at its Cannes Film Festival premiere.
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UK woman is beheaded in Tenerife

Friday, May 13th 2011, 16:23
related countries: Spain Spain

A British woman is beheaded in a shop in Spain's Canary Islands in what officials say appears to be a random attack.
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Watchdog to probe exam standards

Friday, May 13th 2011, 10:20

England's official exams watchdog, Ofqual, is to investigate claims that standards are falling, following two decades of rising grades .
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Border Agency tip-off use 'flaws'

Friday, May 13th 2011, 8:18

A watchdog criticises the way the UK Border Agency uses intelligence to tackle illegal immigration.
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Met Police to help Madeleine hunt

Friday, May 13th 2011, 8:14

Scotland Yard will "bring their expertise" to the search for missing Madeleine McCann, the Home Office says.
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Lloyd's faces big disaster claims

Friday, May 13th 2011, 6:58
related places: London

Natural disasters in the first three months of 2011 will mean large insurance claims for Lloyd's of London.
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Incomes 'may fall to 2005 levels'

Friday, May 13th 2011, 3:39

Households in the UK may be facing the biggest drop in income for 30 years, a leading economic think tank has warned.
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Violinists dominate Classic Brits

Friday, May 13th 2011, 1:11
related places: London

Three virtuoso violinists are recognised at this year's Classic Brit Awards, held at London's Royal Albert Hall.
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Aegon reveals dip in UK profits

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 18:51

Pensions giant Aegon has faced a sharp cut in its UK profits after taking a hit for mishandling customer records.
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BA and union agree to end dispute

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 17:32

British Airways and the Unite union reach an agreement which could end the long-running dispute between the two sides.
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Cannes gets talking about Kevin

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 16:36

Critics heap praise on We Need to Talk about Kevin, the only British title in contention for the main award at the Cannes Film Festival.
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Fan in court after Lennon attack

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 14:12

A man appears in court in connection with an alleged attack on Celtic's Neil Lennon during his team's win against Hearts.
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UK offers office to Libya rebels

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 12:54
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: London

Libyan rebel leaders are invited by Prime Minister David Cameron to set up a formal office in London, as fighting against Col Gaddafi continues.
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Radio listening reaches new high

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 11:56

A record number of people in the UK are listening to the radio - 47.3 million each week, according to figures from industry body Rajar.
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Union considers BA dispute offer

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 10:59

Union members are meeting to consider an offer which could end the long-running dispute between British Airways and some cabin crew.
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Shot girl aged 5 'may never walk'

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 10:53
related places: London

A five-year-old girl who was shot in the chest in a south London shop may have lost the use of her legs.
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Eurozone in crisis graphics - GDP

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 7:36

Graphics comparing economic growth in the eurozone countries and the UK since 1999.
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VIDEO: Still reigning after 59 years and 97 days

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 6:50

The Queen has become the second longest reigning monarch in British history.
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MPs say UK needs 'snow supremo'

Thursday, May 12th 2011, 1:37

The UK should appoint a "snow supremo", a committee of MPs says, one of a number of measures to try to avoid a repeat of last winter's travel chaos.
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King's Speech wins trio of awards

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 22:30
related places: London

British movie The King's Speech is the big winner at this year's National Movie Awards, winning three prizes.
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Ministers defeated on police plan

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 20:45

The government suffers a surprise defeat in the House of Lords over plans for directly elected police commissioners in England and Wales.
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Live - Wednesday's Scottish football

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 18:14

Celtic must avoid defeat at Hearts in order to prevent Rangers being crowned Scottish Premier League champions, and take the title race to the last game of the season.
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FA to send Fifa bid bribery files

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 17:37

The FA will send a full dossier of the latest allegations of World Cup bidding corruption to Fifa.
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Britain 'under-estimated' Taliban

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 14:22
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Britain failed to accurately gauge Taliban resistance to UK troops in Afghanistan's Helmand province, the head of the armed forces says.
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Inflation threat from fuel bills

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 12:59

The Bank of England says it expects inflation to hit 5% this year, due to higher utility bills, and revises down its growth projection.
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Foster takes England career break

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 12:16
related places: Birmingham

Birmingham goalkeeper Ben Foster makes himself unavailable for England duty for an indefinite period to help prolong his club career.
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Qatar 'bribed' Hayatou & Anouma

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 11:10
related countries: Qatar Qatar

A UK parliamentary committee hears that Caf members Issa Hayatou and Jacques Anouma received bribes to vote for Qatar's 2022 World Cup bid.
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Spot fines plan for bad drivers

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 8:58

The government plans to give police the power to fine careless drivers on the spot - rather than taking them to court - as part of a strategy to make Britain's roads safer.
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Social care law revamp proposed

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 8:12

A major revamp of adult social care law in England and Wales is needed to ensure fairer access to services, the Law Commission says.
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Fuel fury

Wednesday, May 11th 2011, 2:06
related countries: United States United States

US petrol is half the UK price, so why are Americans so angry?
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Price difference

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 23:03
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: London, Moscow

Why would a cup of coffee cost more in Moscow than London?
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Tuesday's Scottish football as it happened

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 20:56

Three crucial Scottish Premier League games could have a huge bearing on the destiny of the championship and who gets relegated.
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Win edges Rangers nearer to title

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 20:40

Rangers move four points clear at the top of the Scottish Premier League as they defeat Dundee United in Walter Smith's last Ibrox game as manager.
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New boss will not oversee Johnson

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 16:26

The Rugby Football Union's prospective new elite performance director will not oversee England manager Martin Johnson after the job description was changed.
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PM rejects 'university for rich'

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 15:46

The government distances itself from suggestions that wealthy students could pay for extra university places.
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Kapoor condemns Chinese over Ai

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 15:14
related countries: China China, France France
related places: Paris

British sculptor Anish Kapoor condemns China's "barbaric" detention of artist Ai Weiwei as he unveils his monumental Leviathan art installation in Paris.
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Ex-FA boss makes Fifa bribes claim

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 12:12

Former FA chairman Lord Triesman alleges four Fifa members sought "bribes" in return for backing England's failed 2018 World Cup bid.
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EastEnders unrealistic, says boss

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 9:08
related places: London

EastEnders does not offer a realistic portrayal of working-class life and is not as multicultural as the real East End of London, the soap's boss admits.
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Stage shocker to return to London

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 8:03
related places: London

Edward Bond's controversial play Saved is to have its first major London production in more than 25 years.
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UN Pakistan flood help criticised

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 7:10
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A British parliamentary committee criticises the UN for poor leadership during last year's floods in Pakistan, which it said left millions in need of assistance.
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VIDEO: Terry Gilliam directs first opera

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 3:03
related places: London

Hollywood film director Terry Gilliam's first opera, Berlioz's The Damnation of Faust, opens at the Coliseum in London on Friday.
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MPs reject challenge to NHS plan

Monday, May 9th 2011, 22:23

The government fights off a Commons challenge by Labour to its controversial plans to shake-up the health service in England.
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Soils of UK and Europe drying out

Monday, May 9th 2011, 16:17

The scale of just how dry the start of 2011 has been is evident in some fascinating new data from one of Europe's latest Earth observation satellites.
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Hundreds missing off Libya coast

Monday, May 9th 2011, 15:43

Hundreds of people are feared to have drowned after a boat carrying 600 refugees to Europe sank off the coast of Tripoli.
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Cap on visitors to Da Vinci show

Monday, May 9th 2011, 15:01
related places: London

London's National Gallery is to limit visitor numbers to a major Leonardo da Vinci exhibition to stop large crowds detracting from the viewing experience.
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Sehwag set for shoulder surgery

Monday, May 9th 2011, 14:50
related countries: India India

Key India batsman Virender Sehwag is to undergo shoulder surgery, which will hamper his preparations for their tour of England in July and August.
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Kenya files were 'guilty secret'

Monday, May 9th 2011, 12:33

Documents revealing the torture of Mau Mau Kenyans directed by the British authorities were a "sort of guilty secret," within the Foreign Office, a report says.
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Berlusconi in court in Mills case

Monday, May 9th 2011, 10:57
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi appears in court on charges he bribed UK lawyer David Mills to provide false testimony.
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CBI: "Patchy and slow" UK growth

Monday, May 9th 2011, 9:35

The employers' group, the CBI downgrades its forecast for the UK economy for 2011 to 1.7% and warns of a "sluggish" recovery.
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HSBC profits fall as costs rise

Monday, May 9th 2011, 9:27

HSBC sees its quarterly profits fall 14% due to higher costs, as it also announces PPI compensation in the UK.
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Thor movie hammers US competition

Monday, May 9th 2011, 8:43
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States
related places: Thor

Superhero movie Thor repeats its UK success in the US and Canada, making an estimated $66m (£40.3m) in its first weekend of release.
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Downton scoops craft Bafta double

Monday, May 9th 2011, 7:53

ITV1 period drama Downton Abbey and BBC One documentary series Human Planet win two prizes each at the British Academy Television Craft Awards.
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Britons 'miss out on EU jobs'

Monday, May 9th 2011, 5:04

Poor foreign language skills among the British workforce are leaving the UK under-represented in EU institutions, a European official has said.
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Three arrested over man's killing

Sunday, May 8th 2011, 22:57
related places: London

Three people are arrested after a 21-year-old man is found stabbed to death in a north-west London street.
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Malawi says UK envoy 'insulting'

Sunday, May 8th 2011, 16:02
related countries: Malawi Malawi

The president of Malawi has explained his decision to expel the British High Commissioner for the first time, saying he had insulted him.
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Osborne wary over Greece bailout

Sunday, May 8th 2011, 15:33
related countries: Greece Greece

The chancellor, George Osborne, suggests Greece may need more financial help but says he does not want the UK to contribute.
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Live - Kilmarnock v Celtic

Sunday, May 8th 2011, 11:13

Kilmarnock host title-chasing Celtic in a key game in the destination of the Scottish Premier League trophy.
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UK 'won't block' Scots referendum

Saturday, May 7th 2011, 23:13

The UK government will not move to block a referendum on independence for Scotland, Scottish Secretary Michael Moore says.
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SNP press David Cameron on powers

Saturday, May 7th 2011, 15:38

The SNP urge the prime minister to improve plans on increasing Scotland's financial powers, after the party's landslide victory in the Scottish elections.
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Cable attacks 'ruthless' Tories

Saturday, May 7th 2011, 13:31

Lib Dem Business Secretary Vince Cable attacks the Conservatives as "ruthless, calculating and very tribal" but insists the coalition will continue.
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SNP prepares to form government

Saturday, May 7th 2011, 2:53
related places: Edinburgh

The Scottish National Party prepares for a second term in government, becoming the first Holyrood administration with a working majority.
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UK says 'no' to alternative vote

Saturday, May 7th 2011, 1:54

A decisive vote to keep the UK's current system for electing MPs deals a further blow to Nick Clegg, after the Lib Dems suffered heavy election losses.
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DUP and SF lead NI Assembly poll

Friday, May 6th 2011, 23:07

With just 35 of Northern Ireland's 108 MLAs elected, the DUP and Sinn Fein look set to remain the biggest parties in the new Assembly
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Warner Music sold in $3.3bn deal

Friday, May 6th 2011, 21:43

Warner Music is sold for $3.3bn (£2bn) to an industrial group whose interests range from oil to UK broadcaster Top Up TV.
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UK colonial papers to be made public

Friday, May 6th 2011, 19:48
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Sensitive files from Britain's colonial past are to be released after a court case by Kenyan Mau Mau veterans.
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Whyte completes Rangers takeover

Friday, May 6th 2011, 18:26
related places: London

Craig Whyte completes his takeover of Rangers after buying Sir David Murray's majority shareholding for £1 as board members continue to voice doubts about the deal.
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SNP sweeps to victory in Holyrood

Friday, May 6th 2011, 18:07

SNP leader Alex Salmond says his party's sweeping victory at the Holyrood election was "a victory for a society and a nation".
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VIDEO: 'I was in famous VE Day photo'

Friday, May 6th 2011, 17:29
related places: London

World War II veteran George Broomhead on how he found himself at the centre of a famous photograph of the ecstatic VE Day celebrations in London.
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UK warns on Libya-Tunisia border

Friday, May 6th 2011, 16:26
related countries: Libya Libya, Tunisia Tunisia

Foreign Office advises against all travel near the Tunisia-Libya border because of attacks by pro-Gaddafi forces.
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Emin cat tapestry goes on display

Friday, May 6th 2011, 15:49
related places: London

A tapestry of British artist Tracey Emin's Black Cat painting goes on display at the Saatchi Gallery in London.
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Delays 'did not cause 7/7 deaths'

Friday, May 6th 2011, 15:33

Delays in the response to the 7/7 bombings did not cause any deaths, a coroner concludes, but there is some criticism for MI5 and the emergency services.
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Jaguar to build a hybrid supercar

Friday, May 6th 2011, 13:13

Jaguar plans to build a £700,000 petrol-electric hybrid supercar in the UK, in partnership with Formula 1 team Williams F1.
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BA-Iberia group sees losses fall

Friday, May 6th 2011, 9:02

International Airlines Group sees revenues up and losses down in the first results since the British Airways-Iberia merger.
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RBS losses widen in first quarter

Friday, May 6th 2011, 9:01

Attributable losses widen at Royal Bank of Scotland in the first quarter, but at an operating level the bank is in profit.
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West Ham stars could leave - Gold

Friday, May 6th 2011, 5:34
related places: West Ham

West Ham will allow their England internationals to leave Upton Park if the club are relegated, says co-owner David Gold.
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Coroner to deliver 7/7 findings

Friday, May 6th 2011, 2:10

The coroner at the inquests on the victims of the 7/7 London bombings is due to publish her findings and record official verdicts.
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Voters going to polls across UK

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 14:53

Voters across the UK are going to the polls in a series of national and local elections as well as a referendum to decide the way MPs are elected.
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UK interest rates remain at 0.5%

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 12:03

UK interest rates are kept on hold again at the record low of 0.5% by the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee.
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EU backs UK mobility benefit curb

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 10:27

Britons in the rest of the EU cannot claim the mobility element of UK disability benefit, EU court rules.
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England make Cook one-day captain

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 10:01

Alastair Cook becomes England's one-day captain, while Stuart Broad takes the Twenty20 role and Andrew Strauss remains Test skipper but retires from one-day internationals.
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Air views 'show orchards neglect'

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 3:24

Nearly half of England's traditional orchards are in a neglected condition, a study of aerial photographs suggests.
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Prince Charles meets Obama in US

Thursday, May 5th 2011, 3:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: Washington

The Prince of Wales discusses energy and environmental issues with US President Barack Obama in Washington.
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US man jailed over web suicides

Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 23:26
related countries: Canada Canada, United States United States
related places: Minnesota

A US man who helped persuade a British man and Canadian woman he met online to commit suicide is jailed for nearly a year in Minnesota.
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Kate Bush admits album 'stress'

Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 16:42

Enigmatic British singer Kate Bush says she is frustrated by the length of time it takes her to release an album.
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Commons clash ahead of elections

Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 16:25

David Cameron and Ed Miliband clash over cuts, as the UK's political parties make a final campaign push ahead of Thursday's national and local elections, and voting referendum.
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Barmen deny alcohol manslaughter

Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 11:31
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Two barmen from the Irish Republic have denied the manslaughter of a British man who died from acute alcohol intoxication almost three years ago.
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Thor thunders to top of UK chart

Wednesday, May 4th 2011, 9:56
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Superhero movie Thor takes pole position in the UK and Ireland box office chart after its first weekend on release.
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Cameron pledges to press Pakistan

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 17:37
related countries: United States United States

David Cameron has promised to ask "searching questions" of Pakistan after Osama Bin Laden was found living near the nation's top military academy.
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Tomlinson unlawfully killed by Pc

Tuesday, May 3rd 2011, 17:20
related places: London

Newspaper seller Ian Tomlinson was unlawfully killed by Pc Simon Harwood at the G20 protests in London in 2009, an inquest jury rules.
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