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UK Forecast: Rain in North - Continued Chilly, Aug 20 - 16:11

Thursday For northern Britain it will be rather windy today and unsettled. Outbreaks of rain are expected across Scotland, [..]


 
 

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Murray seeded eighth for US Open

Britain's Andy Murray is seeded eighth for the 2014 US Open at Flushing Meadows, the tournament he won in 2012.


 
 

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David Cameron begins holiday in Cornwall

PM insists he remains in control and is 'always within a few feet of a BlackBerry', as crisis in northern Iraq [..]


 
 

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David Cameron asked to clarify UK role in Iraq amid conflicting signals

PM says army will not be sent into conflict as Labour accuses ministers of making confusing statementsDavid Cameron was [..]


 
 

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CEOs earning 143 times more than their company averages, new pay study reve

Pay gap widest at mining company Rangold Resources, where Mark Bristow was paid £4.4m last year nearly 1,500 times the [..]


 
 

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Adam Gemili, Desiree Henry and Martyn Rooney anchor triple relay gold

Three relay golds for Great Britain at European Championships Olympic champion Greg Rutherford takes long jump titleAdam [..]


 
 

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GB medal record as Farah wins 5,000m

Two relay golds and Mo Farah's 5,000m victory help Britain to a record haul of medals at the European Championships.


 
 

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Newcastle United v Manchester City live!

Premier League updates from St James ParkEmail jacob.steinberg@theguardian.comThe live scores from around Britain and Europe [..]


 
 

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No guarantee Bank of England can pull off plan for gradual rate rises

LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England is hoping it can gently wean Britain's economy off record-low borrowing costs, but [..]


 
 

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Week ahead: Occasional Showers - Some Places Largely Dry, Aug 17 - 10:16

Temperatures near to below Normal Overall low pressure to the east of Britain will tend it unsettled with showers in the [..]


 
 

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Welfare reform: will Iain Duncan Smith's benefits revolution happen?

The work and pensions secretary has restated his determination to transform Britain's welfare system. But universal credit, [..]


 
 

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Child wins European 400m hurdles gold

Britain's Eilidh Child wins 400m hurdles gold and Lynsey Sharp silver in the 800m at the European Championships.


 
 

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Murray loses to Federer in Cincinnati

Britain's Andy Murray loses to world number three Roger Federer in his last tournament before the US Open.


 
 

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Gemili storms to 200m gold at Euros

Britain's Adam Gemili beats former champion Christophe Lemaitre to win 200m gold at the European Championships.


 
 

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Gordon Brown: independent Scotland would have 'neo-colonial' ties with UK

Former prime minister, promoting his book My Scotland, Our Britain, calls independence 'worst possible outcome for [..]

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Britain's Got Talent 2011: Amanda Holden attacked by man dressed as pigeon

Amanda Holden took flight after a man dressed as a six-foot pigeon tried to pounce on her as he auditioned for Britain's Got [..]


 
 

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BAZ BAMIGBOYE: Shrek's put a smile back on my face

Amanda Holden's heart may be aching, but her funny bone is clearly still in good shape. The actress and Britain's Got Talent [..]


 
 

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Brian Cox: Life on Mars, 2nd law of thermodynamics and date world will end

How did Britain's top TV scientist go from touring alongside Take That to working on the Large Hadron Collider?


 
 

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UK Forecast: Windy and colder - Snow showers, Dec 12 - 16:31

Tuesday A windy day to come and colder today with gales in the north and west. These become severe across the north from [..]


 
 

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Sarah Harding, Kayla Collins, Pauly D, Vinny Guadagnino at London Jersey Sh

It's MTV's most watched show ever, with eight million viewers watching the antics of a group of young Italian Americans [..]


 
 

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Britain's David Cameron defends opt-out from new EU treaty

Prime Minister David Cameron says Britain will remain a full member of the European Union despite opting out of an economic [..]


 
 

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Kelly Rowland make-up tips: Get the X Factor judge's look with Pixiwoo

Britain's top make-up team create celeb looks for you..


 
 

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Barroso attacks Cameron over EU veto

European commission president José Manuel Barroso said that talks dragged on into the early hours because Britain would not [..]


 
 

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Unmade in Britain | Gavin James Bower

Shifting manufacturing jobs overseas has been 'good business', says TV presenter Evan Davis. Tell that to the northMade in [..]


 
 

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Boy George, Piers Morgan among Twitter users who 'leak' soccer player affai

A world-famous soccer player's attempt to cover up an extramarital affair through legal maneuvering has blown up in his face [..]


 
 

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Britain's Got Talent 2011: Simon Cowell gets ribbed over Cheryl Cole's X Fa

Simon Cowell made his eagerly-anticipated return to Britain's Got Talent for the first live semi-final - and instantly got [..]


 
 

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Royal wedding as seen by kids: King William will marry a stranger and they'

People across Britain are getting ready for the royal wedding tomorrow, but what does it mean to children?


 
 

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Libyan rebels honor 'martyrs'

After the battle for Port Brega, rebels bury more fighters, including a man who had returned from Britain to check on family [..]


 
 

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David and Victoria Beckham pregnancy: from Spice Girl to fashion royalty

From the early days as a member of one of Britain's most successful girlbands Victoria Beckham, the former Spice Girl, [..]


 
 

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Lloyds Bank cuts another 200 jobs taking the tally to 26,200

Unite is calling on the new boss of Lloyds Banking Group, António Horta-Osório, to step in and halt cutsThe job toll at [..]

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London 2012: our Voice should be heard at the Olympics | Rodney Hinds

It's outrageous that Britain's biggest black newspaper has been denied access to the Olympic stadiumMillions of people have [..]


 
 

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Bradley Wiggins: cool-headed commitment to win the Tour de France

The yellow jersey wearer's first coach says Wiggins had signs of something special long before being set to become Britain's [..]


 
 

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George Osborne defends economic strategy as recession deepens

Chancellor blames 'deep-rooted' problems for figures showing UK is in longest double-dip recession for more than 50 [..]


 
 

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Olympic Games 2012: 'Singular vision' as £27m worth of secrets unveiled

Danny Boyle, the director of the London 2012 opening ceremony, has admitted it will be impossible to satisfy everyoneIt must [..]


 
 

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London 2012: Team GB women's hockey players gain a ruthless streak

Helen Richardson, the captain, is convinced that her Great Britain squad has turned into a mean machineIt started with a [..]


 
 

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Thomas Heatherwick: the man who made the Olympic cauldron

Find out more about one of Britain's most celebrated designers, hailed by Terence Conran as 'the Leonardo da Vinci of our [..]


 
 

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London 2012: Beth Tweddle leads Team GB to record sixth in gymnastics

• Women's gymnastics team finish in highest position since 1928• Jordyn Wieber and Aly Raisman inspire the US to team [..]


 
 

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Armchair Olympics: day five

Curse of Cameron held at bay as he stays away from London – but is it really John Major acting as Team GB's good luck [..]


 
 

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UK service industry activity falls to lowest level in 19 months

Weak results from service sector attributed to pre-Olympic disruption, bad weather and eurozone crisisActivity in Britain's [..]


 
 

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London 2012: Team GB showjumpers start well in hunt for Olympic medal

• Ben Maher, Scott Brash and Nick Skelton enjoy opening day• Peter Charles crashes out of individual competitionGreat [..]


 
 

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Team GB: every Olympic gold, silver and bronze medallist so far

From Andy Murray's gold to the men's lightweight four landing a dramatic silver, here are Britain's medal winners of the [..]


 
 

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Britain clinch showjumping gold

Great Britain capture their first Olympic showjumping gold in 60 years by winning a jump-off against the Netherlands.


 
 

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Scotland: no medals for Mr Salmond | Editorial

The Scottish National Party is hoping for something to turn up which will turn the mood in favour of independenceFew issues [..]


 
 

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Bradford Bulls a step closer to Super League survival

• RFL has rejected two bids from ABC consortium• Great Britain team may be revivedBradford Bulls are closer to being rescued [..]


 
 

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London to get annual festival of cycling

Basking in glow of Olympic glory, Boris Johnson announces RideLondon, a cycling bonanza including a mass road [..]