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New Ofsted chief named as David Hoare, trustee of academy chain AET

Appointment follows rows within government over role and is first senior appointment by new education secretaryThe [..]


 
 

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UK Forecast: Rain spreading from the west - Driest toward the south-east, J

Thursday A lot of cloud for most areas on Thursday, best brightness toward the east. Persistent light rain and drizzle for [..]


 
 

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Tories keen to cut tax for rich again, says Ed Balls

Shadow chancellor says Conservatives' economic plan is to cut taxes at the top and hope wealth will trickle downThe [..]


 
 

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Labour had highest income of Britain's political parties in 2013

Figures from the Electoral Commission show Labour had an income of £33m, compared with £25.3m for the ConservativesLabour [..]


 
 

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Ovo Energy founder extracts £2m for house purchase

Company says money was needed to buy Stephen Fitzpatrick's family home and is only a small percentage of firm's valueThe [..]


 
 

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Fracking push gets go-ahead across UK as ministers tighten safeguards

Drilling will be allowed in national parks in 'exceptional circumstances' but ministers retain power to veto plansMinisters [..]


 
 

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Theresa May what lies beyond the public image?

She's widely tipped as the next leader of the Tory party, yet little is known about the home secretary. Here, friends and [..]


 
 

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Morning Call: Dry and warm - Plenty of sunshine, Jul 25 - 05:43

Showers developing this weekend Good morning, It will be another dry, warm and sunny day for most of the UK and Ireland [..]


 
 

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Balfour Beatty and Carillion in £3bn merger talks

Huge construction and services company likely to be created if boards recommend it decision must be made before 21 AugustA [..]


 
 

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Week ahead: Risk a few showers - Still plenty of dry weather, Jul 24 - 09:5

Becoming cooler A scattering of showers this weekend, and perhaps a few in eastern Britain by Monday. Next week, a change [..]


 
 

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UK retail sales boosted by hot weather, CBI figures show

Employer's organisation said grocers and clothes retailers have enjoyed a good July, as have furniture and carpet storesHot [..]


 
 

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Frank Dobson to retire as Labour MP for Holborn and St Pancras

Tributes paid to former Blair health secretary as he announces decision not to stand for ninth term at 2015 electionThe [..]


 
 

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Keith Dobson to retire as Labour MP for Holborn and St Pancras

Tributes paid to former Blair health secretary as he announces decision not to stand for ninth term at 2015 electionThe [..]


 
 

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Tesco CEO Clarke to leave after profit warning

LONDON (Reuters) - Tesco boss Philip Clarke is to quit after Britain's biggest retailer warned it would miss profit [..]


 
 

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Osborne corporation tax buffet is less than palatable

Tax cuts open the doors for foreign takeovers like AbbVie's purchase of Shire but also lets foreign firms cash in without [..]

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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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'Downton Abbey' story line has Brits in an uproar

Judging by what’s happening in "Downton Abbey's" native Britain, American fans may need defibrillators when they tune in for [..]


 
 

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Artem Silchenko wins Cliff Diving World Series in Thailand – video

Artem Silchenko of Russia wins the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Thailand, beating Britain's Gary Hunt for the title


 
 

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The grip of privatisation on our vital services has to be broken

From Ineos to energy, powerful interests are driving a 30-year failed experiment. Utilities belong in public handsAny doubts [..]


 
 

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How a war game brought the world to the brink of nuclear disaster

Former classified documents show how close the Soviet Union came to launching an attack in 1983Chilling new evidence that [..]


 
 

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'I can't believe it': German expat's reaction to UK's 'superior' quality of

Susann Schmiede is in London for her boyfriend – and definitely not the healthcare, housing or holidaysThe OECD claim that [..]


 
 

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Driverless cars set to roam Milton Keynes from 2017, says Vince Cable

Buckinghamshire town to be first location in UK to get autonomous 'pods' which will ply own segregated pathwaysDriverless [..]


 
 

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How can London fix its housing crisis? | Dave Hill

Everyone agrees that far more homes need to be built, but what kind, where and by whom? Your wise thoughts on ways forward [..]


 
 

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Nick Clegg: Roma in Sheffield have to listen to others in community

Deputy PM says migrants must be 'sensitive to way life is lived in this country', but Britain must remain 'open to rest of [..]


 
 

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Danny Dyer admits he likes 'the power' of being popular with the ladies

Danny Dyer has long been Britain's badboy of the movies and small screen, but with a new role in EastEnders, the father of [..]


 
 

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UK actions in Iraq and Afghanistan wars were incoherent, report says

Chatham House report challenges view that politicians, including Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, bear sole blame for [..]


 
 

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Top five UK bankruptcy blackspots all on coast

Survey finds Torbay has highest insolvency rates as seaside towns and cities get trapped in 'vicious cycle' of [..]


 
 

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Foreign owners 'good for English game'

Foreign ownership of Premier League clubs benefits English football, says Britain's richest man and Arsenal investor Alisher [..]


 
 

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UK paves way for driverless cars

The UK government wants to make Britain a world leader in developing autonomous vehicles.


 
 

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Ben Ainslie: 'Winning America's Cup in a British boat is the final hurdle'

Britain's multiple Olympic champion yachtsman who tipped the balance the US's way in this year's America's Cup would love to [..]


 
 

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Heathrow protesters on alert for new runway battle

The Airports Commission is due to issue its interim report and there are claims it will recommend additional runwaysVeterans [..]