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Britain's Got Talent's Alesha Dixon presses her golden buzzer for Jasmine E

There were a mixture of cheers and tears on Saturday night's Britain's Got Talent. 


 
 

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Simon Cowell takes part in nailbiting crossbow stunt on Britain's Got Talen

He's usually sat watching the acts from the judges table. However, Simon Cowell was forced to take to the stage as part of a [..]


 
 

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Fury 'to leave Britain' after rematch

Tyson Fury says he will move to the United States after his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko, because he "is not accepted in [..]


 
 

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New curiously scaled beetle species from New Britain named after 'Star Wars

Chewbacca, the fictional 'Star Wars' character, has given his name to a new species of flightless beetle, discovered in New [..]


 
 

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UK Forecast: Cold and windy - Showery, Apr 24 - 17:20

Monday An increasing north west wind will prevail across the country today making it feel cold. Some early sunshine at [..]


 
 

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Hug beats GB's Weir in London Marathon

Marcel Hug of Switzerland wins the men's wheelchair race at the London Marathon, with Britain's David Weir in third.


 
 

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GB thrash Romania to set up decider

Great Britain's men are one win away from returning to the second tier of world ice hockey after beating Romania 6-1.


 
 

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Murray will play in Davis Cup - if fit

Andy Murray says he will play in Great Britain's Davis Cup quarter-final against Serbia in July - if his body allows him.


 
 

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Do you have a smart meter? You could pocket £250 for telling us about your

More than three million smart meters have already been installed across Great Britain as part of the national rollout


 
 

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Nadal beats Murray in Monte Carlo semi

Rafael Nadal recovers from a set down to beat Britain's Andy Murray in the Monte Carlo Masters semi-final.


 
 

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Archbishop signals support for Britain staying in EU

Cardinal Vincent Nichols cites churches’ history of ‘holding things together’ and says Brexit could spark ‘complex [..]


 
 

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‘She’s the light in the darkness’

THE Queen is set to celebrate her 90th and Britain will come out to party — her popularity proving why this is much [..]


 
 

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Farage: Obama is most anti-British US president in history

Ukip leader takes aim at president who is expected to support campaign for Britain to remain in European Union Barack Obama [..]


 
 

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Will Obama’s Brexit intervention make a difference? | Simon Jenkins

The US president has declared his support for the remain camp. But Britons might not like outsiders meddling in their [..]


 
 

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Week ahead: Often dry - Breezy in south, Apr 15 - 09:41

Becoming warmer again A cool weekend ahead, with snow showers on Saturday in northern Britain. Temperatures will gradually [..]

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The lesson from Latin America: we need to rethink the drugs war | Nick Cleg

Last week, Nick Clegg was in Colombia, which is altering in the way that it tackles the drugs problem. Here, he explains why [..]


 
 

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Anthony Horowitz: appreciating London, LS Lowry, and American Psycho

Anthony Horowitz on Tate Britain's new refurbishment and a time travelling Matt Smith    


 
 

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Boost to pound casts fresh doubt on Mark Carney's interest rate pledge

Three-year high against dollar sparked by housebuilding, but fears remain that exports and manufacturing will be hitThe [..]


 
 

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DealBook: 3 Who Worked at Barclays Face Charges in Libor Case

The Serious Fraud Office of Britain accused the former bank employees of conspiring to manipulate the London interbank [..]


 
 

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Poundland and its ilk are an asset to today's high streets | Chris Gilson

Amid the betting shops, pawnbrokers and payday-loan merchants, pound shops play a pivotal role in supporting Britain's [..]


 
 

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UK Forecast: Heavy rain in west - Feeling mild, Feb 22 - 14:21

Sunday A windy day across the UK and Ireland, with winds gusting 50 to 60mph across Wales and northern England, reaching [..]


 
 

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CBI retail sales better than expected

Large majority of retailers say sales volumes will grow at a robust pace next month, with only 15% expecting sales to [..]


 
 

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Earthwatch: The earth moved (a little)

Just over a week ago teacups started to rattle across southwest Britain, when a magnitude 4.1 earthquake struck the Bristol [..]


 
 

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George Osborne moves to reassure Eurosceptics over £7bn loan to Ireland

Britain is just helping its closest neighbour in Dublin's hour of need, the chancellor saysGeorge Osborne moved to reassure [..]


 
 

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Claims firms pocket up to £5bn from PPI mis-selling

Citizens Advice report says financial companies' slow response to scandal allowed claims management companies to swoop [..]


 
 

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Big supermarkets get planning permission for a store a day

Supermarkets' low price food policy 'rearranging Britain's landscape', says Hugh Fearnley-WhittingstallOne of the big four [..]


 
 

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Digital bill of rights needed to safeguard online freedoms, says Lib Dem ch

Tim Farron to call for public protection from 'overreach by the state' after its imposition of 'blanket surveillance' on UKA [..]


 
 

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Solar eclipse is 'almost certain' to be completely blocked out by cloud

The chances of clear skies are very unlikely anywhere in Britain between 8am and 9.30am when the moon is scheduled to pass [..]


 
 

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Lord Mandelson praises Ed Miliband's leadership over EU referendum

Peer praises Labour leader's judgment and courage for refusing to make an 'open-ended, arbitrary' commitment to a [..]


 
 

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The benefits of curbing bankers' bonuses | Ha-Joon Chang

Even if restraints on bonuses do encourage high-flying bankers to leave Britain, would that be such a bad thing?With the [..]