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Week ahead: Some warm & humid days - Most rain west & north, Aug 01

Windy at times A south to south-westerly pattern will dominate the week ahead. Southern and eastern Britain often dry, warm [..]


 
 

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Private rents rising by 2.5% a year

Rents paid to private landlords in Britain went up by 2.5% over the last year, the fastest rise for two-and-a-half years, [..]


 
 

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Week ahead: Thundery rain at times - Some warm days in south, Jul 31 - 09:1

Blustery and unsettled north & west A south-westerly pattern is likely throughout the week. Low pressure frequently [..]


 
 

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Nigel Farage calls on Eurosceptics to step up Brexit campaign – video

Nigel Farage, the Ukip leader, calls on anti-EU campaigners from all political backgrounds to work together to make a case [..]


 
 

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Calais crisis: Cameron condemned for 'dehumanising' description of migrants

Prime minister labelling migrants as ‘swarm of people’ prompts criticism from experts who also say government has failed in [..]


 
 

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Week ahead: Some thundery rain - Feeling warm & humid at times, Jul 30

Often windy, particularly north & west A persistent south-westerly pattern will bring fairly warm, but generally [..]


 
 

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Calais: migrants make further attempts to cross Channel into Britain

Increased police presence and media attention discourage mass movement but hundreds still attempt to breach security and [..]


 
 

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Morning Call: Mainly dry and bright - A few showers in east, Jul 30 - 05:43

A chilly night ahead Good morning, Many areas today will stay dry with plenty of sunshine. However, there will be a few [..]


 
 

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UK Forecast: Sunny spells for many - Showers in east on Thursday, Jul 29 -

Thursday Mainly dry with sunshine, best in the west, south & south-west of Britain, as a ridge of high pressure builds. [..]


 
 

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UK Forecast: Heavy showers - Brightest south & west, Jul 28 - 16:47

Wednesday A mix of sunny spells and showers, mostly near coasts in north at first, but by early afternoon, becoming [..]


 
 

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The burning conservative case for legalising cannabis | Avinash Tharoor

David Cameron’s government should embrace legalisation – the benefits of doing so would make sound economic sensePressure [..]


 
 

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Black Britons face a double whammy – failed race relations law, now budge

The 2000 act was a chance to fundamentally address racism in Britain, but little has changed – and budget cuts are making [..]


 
 

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When it comes to corruption, Britain really should shut up | Simon Jenkins

David Cameron’s sudden passion for transparency comes after five years of buy-to-leave property purchasing, lobbying and a [..]


 
 

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Week ahead: Temperatures improving - Frequent wind & rain in north &

Changeable, but often dry south & east A mixed outlook continues across Britain and Ireland. However, central and [..]


 
 

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Morning Call: Showers or longer spells rain - Cool and windy, Jul 28 - 05:4

Brightest in south Good morning, Another disappointing summer's day for much of Britain and Ireland. There will be some [..]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ed Miliband says Britain's place is 'firmly in Europe' on visit to Paris

Labour leader says 'tide is turning on austerity' as he becomes first senior UK politician to visit François HollandeEd [..]


 
 

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Oh, Mitt: those Romney gaffes in full

Boobs, blunders, clangers – whatever you call them, Romney likes to drop them. And he's really outdone himself in LondonFrom [..]


 
 

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London 2012: welcome to the Idiot Games, where our leaders do battle | Tany

Limo wars, flag wars, logo wars – Britain is playing host to one giant sports day for the world's most powerful [..]


 
 

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UK retailers 'could be prosecuted' if games are sold to underage children

New PEGI ratings system comes into effect. Salespersons working at games retail outlets across Britain could be prosecuted [..]


 
 

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Britain win team eventing silver

Tina Cook's clear round hands Great Britain team eventing silver, narrowly ahead of New Zealand, as Germany retain gold.


 
 

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Jamieson grabs silver for GB

• 24-year-old second to Daniel Gyurta in time of 2min 7.43secs• Bath team-mate Andrew Willis finishes eight in [..]


 
 

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Richard Williams on GB's rollercoaster

Velodrome veteran equals Steve Redgrave's record with team sprint victory as women's pair are disqualified before finalWhile [..]


 
 

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London Olympics: British patriotism blossoms amid the Games

A royal wedding, the queen's diamond jubilee and now the Olympic Games give rise to a burst of American-style flag-waving [..]


 
 

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Olympic women's boxing: Natasha Jonas wins Britain's first female bout

• Jonas beats Quanitta Underwood 21-13• British boxer won three of the four roundsAs Barbara Buttrick watched on from [..]


 
 

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Jonny Brownlee: Pressure is on but Olympic triathlon is just a normal race

The approach of my brother and I for Tuesday's Olympic triathlon can be summed up in four words: we will be aggressiveEat, [..]


 
 

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Seven Cameroon Olympians reported missing

Cameroon’s Olympic chief says seven of the country’s Olympic competitors are missing from the London athletes’ village, [..]


 
 

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Boxer Adams seals at least silver

Great Britain's Nicola Adams secures at least a silver medal by reaching the final of the women's flyweight competition.


 
 

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Week ahead: Becoming Unsettled - Average Temperatures, Aug 10 - 07:21

Rain and Showers High pressure recedes as an area of low pressure becomes semi-stationary to the west of Britain. From [..]


 
 

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Ed McKeever lives up to nickname as he wins GB's 26th gold in kayak sprint

28-year-old trainee accountant known as 'the Usain Bolt of the water' takes the title in the men's 200m kayak sprintA [..]


 
 

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Team GB's Smith laments Rio snub

Striker Kelly Smith says it would be a shame if Great Britain's women's football team did not compete at the Rio Olympics.