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Former Corrie actor Adam Rickitt marries Good Morning Britain's Katy Fawcet

The former Corrie star marries Good Morning Britain correspondent Katy Fawcett.


 
 

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Pound strengthens against 42 currencies this year spelling better news for

Strengthening economic conditions in Britain have helped the pound outperform the majority of major currencies in the past [..]


 
 

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UK Forecast: Dry for many Saturday - Chilly wind; showers north, Dec 19 - 1

Saturday Showery rain for northern Britain to start Saturday morning, which may be persistent for a few hours, and wintry [..]


 
 

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Rolls-Royce's engine of growth: Famous firm is banking on Trent XWB to prop

Anyone who believes Britain is a post-industrial nation and that the City reigns supreme should be frogmarched onto a train [..]


 
 

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Elton John to wed David Furnish after legalization of same-sex marriage in

The singer's spokesman, Gary Farrow, said the couple will tie the knot for a second time, following the legalization of [..]


 
 

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Elton John, David Furnish to tie the knot again

Elton John and his partner David Furnish plan to tie the knot for a second time, following the legalization of same-sex [..]


 
 

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Migrant overstayer figures swell to more than 300,000, watchdog reveals

Damning report by chief inspector of borders and migration, John Vine, details hidden backlog of 223,600 pre-2009 casesThe [..]


 
 

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Highclere, a.k.a. Downton Abbey, to offer accommodations on grounds

You can visit Britain's Highclere Castle, the stand-in for the popular “Downton Abbey of PBS fame, of course, but soon you [..]


 
 

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Full Diplomatic Plate for Kerry in Rome

Secretary of State John F. Kerry traveled to Rome on Sunday to meet Israeli and Palestinian leaders, the new European [..]


 
 

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Racing attendances remain very healthy and are second only to football

Should the horse racing authorities wish to maintain their healthy position as the second most popular sport in Great [..]


 
 

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Jim Murphy: childhood in Glasgow and South Africa sparked an enthusiasm for

New Scottish Labour party leader recalls the early experiences which piqued his interest in politicsJim Murphy says that [..]


 
 

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UK Forecast: Milder, windy - Rain moving eastward, Dec 13 - 16:28

Sunday A milder day to come today with the winds strengthening from the south west. A front spreads outbreaks of rain in [..]


 
 

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David Miliband hints at another stint in British politics

Former MP expresses concern over EU membership debate, claiming ‘it would be unbelievably stupid’ for Britain to leaveDavid [..]


 
 

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London hit by air traffic control computer failure

The airspace over London was briefly closed Friday afternoon due to what authorities said was a computer failure at one of [..]


 
 

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Juncker warns Cameron against scapegoating eastern Europeans

New president of the European commission warns against British prime minister ‘beating up’ poorer migrants who were legally [..]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Letters: Let creatives thrive

The head of GCHQ says "Britain needs a new generation of Turings" (Report, 5 October), but having worked with Turing and [..]


 
 

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James Bond makes David Walliams shed tears over Miss Moneypenny

David Walliams, the Little Britain star, is 'sad' after being told that he would not be allowed to play Miss Moneypenny in a [..]


 
 

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Unemployment falls to lowest rate in 15 months

Jobless rate down to 7.9% as number of people out of work falls 50,000 to 2.528 million, the ONS saysUnemployment in Britain [..]


 
 

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British rioters and South African protesters are all of one family | Desmon

Both in Britain and South Africa, the marginalised need constructive ways to articulate their angerThe riots that gripped [..]


 
 

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Lord Black lauds press self-regulation ahead of Leveson report

Britain could have the toughest system of press-regulation in the free world in place within three months, Black saysThe [..]


 
 

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CBI: slow growth will last years

Leading business organisation rules out Japan-style 'lost decade' but says Britain must get used to "a new normal"Britain's [..]


 
 

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Crime and punishment: Britain's biggest fraudsters

Nicholas Levene's sentence may have been long but it is not the toughest handed down on Britain's white-collar criminalsIn [..]


 
 

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Becky James fully operational and ready to grab world of opportunity

Road to Rio starts at Glasgow World Cup for sprinter whose training has been transformed by removal of her appendixIt is [..]


 
 

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Sixty years of the UK charts

Sixty years ago today, the first singles chart was published in Britain – turning pop music into a competitive sport. Bob [..]


 
 

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Reforming Britain: facing the lessons of failure and success | Editorial

Reformers have got to raise their game, focus on priorities and adopt a hard-headed strategyNobody whose vision of a better [..]


 
 

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Housing crisis: Nick Clegg calls for new towns - video

The deputy prime minister calls for new towns and garden cities to be built to address Britain's growing housing crisis


 
 

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Student visa crackdown sends out wrong signal, says Boris Johnson

On visit to India, London mayor says number of Indian students applying to study in UK is fallingThe London mayor, Boris [..]


 
 

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How to have an Amazon-free Christmas … and save money

We price checked this year's top toys and found that people concerned about the online giant's tax issues can easily shun [..]


 
 

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Unthinkable? Power to the Potteries | Editorial

Britain would do well to follow Brazil's example and nominate a new capital at its centre. Why not Stoke?The founding [..]


 
 

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Major gas users call for anti-rigging regulations

Demand for watchdog with widespread powers follows claims of market manipulation by traders and speculatorsSome of Britain's [..]