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Gary Busey slams CBB housemates, the Royal Family and Downton Abbey

Last Friday he became the first American contestant to ever win Celebrity Big Brother, and on exiting the house he gushed [..]


 
 

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Contador wins Vuelta from Froome

Alberto Contador wins his third Vuelta a Espana title, ahead of Britain's Chris Froome, after a solid closing time trial.


 
 

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Bradley Wiggins wins Tour of Britain time trial but Dylan van Baarle leads

Briton claims penultimate stage in 9min 50.71 sec to go third Hollands Van Baarle remains on course for overall victorySir [..]


 
 

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Scottish referendum: Salmond invites rivals to join 'Team Scotland'

First minister accused of 'premature victory lap' after inviting Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling to negotiate [..]


 
 

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The world view of Scotland's vote: Russia turns blue, China sees red

Newspapers and social media report the decision facing the Scottish people with a mixture of fervour, fear and [..]


 
 

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ALEX BRUMMER: Business catches the sleeper as CBI comes out blazing against

Britain's recovery, the improvement in public finances and the stability that enterprise craves are all placed in jeopardy [..]


 
 

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Next aims to lure wealthy customers as it plans to stock more expensive ite

Britain's second-largest clothing firm has been a star performer on the high street, having grown its online and catalogue [..]


 
 

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Scotland's NHS is not better off with independence, says IFS

Thinktank rebuts Salmond's claim that union threatens health service as Gordon Brown hints he might challenge first [..]


 
 

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Staying British after Scotland leaves the UK

The future for Britain, British nationality and the flagMany , like Sir John Major, are describing the union as [..]


 
 

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Sport picture of the day: the hills are alive to the sound of cycling

There were some lovely views on offer to the cyclists as the Peleton passed through the Wyche Cutting in the Malvern Hills [..]


 
 

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Deng responds to 'African' comment

Great Britain's Luol Deng says he is "proud" of his heritage after alleged racist remarks were made about his African roots.


 
 

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UK rate hike getting closer, says BoE's Carney, but labour market still wea

Mr Carney said the pace of wage growth in Britain had been very weak but a painful adjustment had made the nation more [..]


 
 

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Primark to launch £200m bid to crack US clothing market

Retailer reveals ambition to build substantial chain in £202bn sector after year in which it closed in on M&S in sales [..]


 
 

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Downton Abbey Britain: an era of silver spoons and poor doors

Britain is becoming a Downton Abbey-style society, according to the TUC general secretary Frances OGrady. The row is a [..]


 
 

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David Cameron's Commons statement about the Nato summit: Politics live blog

Rolling coverage of all todays political developments as they happen, including David Camerons Commons statement about the [..]

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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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Ed Clancy: 'I've nothing to gain by sticking at pursuit for the moment' | W

London 2012 gold medallist says the World Cup is the right time for him to add team sprint cycling to his repertoireAs the [..]


 
 

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Brit wins climbing World Cup: From the archive, 20 November 1989

Britain's Simon Nadin snatches an historic first place in the climbing World Cup from French rival Didier RaboutouAfter [..]


 
 

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Nick Clegg's European ally calls for Britain's rebate to be scrapped

Guy Verhofstadt, leader of European parliament group that includes Lib Dems, says EU should raise its own revenuesNick [..]


 
 

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UK Border Agency has let thousands of overseas students overstay

Chief Inspector of immigration, John Vine, acknowledges backlog of 150,000 notifications about changes in students' [..]


 
 

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UK construction sector starts to contract

Latest snapshot of the construction industry reveals a deterioration in business conditions, raising fears of a return to [..]


 
 

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Quartet is a template for care homes, says Sir Ronald Harwood

Ronald Harwood, the writer of a new film set in a care home, says Britain could do a lot more to care for its elderly.


 
 

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America's watchdogs scare Britain's bad companies. The Financial Services A

While the British regulator's warnings over ringfenced assets and money laundering go unheeded, US agencies have hit FTSE [..]


 
 

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BAE safeguards 6,000 jobs with £2.5bn Oman military jet deal

Britain's largest defence contractor is targeting Middle East after failure of £25bn merger with EADSBAE Systems has secured [..]


 
 

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ALEX BRUMMER: Britain's missing tax billions

In the past 12 years, that included the ‘nice’ decade 1997 to 2007, the profitability of corporate Britain [..]


 
 

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FTSE surges past 6000 to record best daily gain since November after US fis

Mining groups and banks lead the way as £33bn is added to the value of Britain's top companiesMining and banking shares [..]


 
 

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Triple-dip recession fears rejected by British Chambers of Commerce report

BCC quarterly report shows economy improving in final quarter of 2012 and predicts modest growth over next two yearsFears [..]


 
 

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George Osborne warns that Britain could leave EU

Chancellor offers strongest signal yet about pulling out of union, after German warning not to 'blackmail' other [..]


 
 

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I'm jealous of my children's onesies, says David Cameron

'My children have onesies and I often say to them that I'm very jealous that they didn't see fit to get me one'As a [..]


 
 

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Cameron and Miliband clash over Europe at PMQs - video

Ed Miliband asks David Cameron whether Britain will still be in the European Union in five years' time


 
 

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Cameron's keynote speech on EU will contain 'red-meat announcement'

Delayed speech will 'pacify all but the hard core' of Tory MPsDavid Cameron will deliver a "red-meat announcement" on [..]