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O2 customers without mobile signal advised to 'turn phones off and on again

As several masts went down across Britain, users in Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, Glasgow and parts of Northern Ireland [..]


 
 

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UK Forecast: Drizzly rain spreads from west - Turning cool and showery, May

Wednesday A ridge of high pressure resides across southern Britain, bringing dry conditions to the south and east, and [..]


 
 

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Week ahead: Rain at times - Cool and breezy, May 26 - 09:21

Becoming warmer early June A changeable end to this week. Rain will move across Britain and Ireland during the weekend. [..]


 
 

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RIP Benny Green - the boy who brought black Britain to a generation of scho

In some parts of 1970s Britain, the Grange Hill actor was the first black child we ever got to know


 
 

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Apprenticeship system 'fails young'

The apprenticeship system in Britain is "failing" and needs reform to address youth unemployment, a new report commissioned [..]


 
 

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15 pitch perfect UK campsites

Whether you’re looking for back-to-basics beauty, glamping comfort or an adults-only retreat, you’ll find something to suit [..]


 
 

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Edmund through to French Open draw

Britain's Kyle Edmund reaches a Grand Slam for the second time after beating Adrian Menendez-Maceiras at the French Open.


 
 

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Energy minister Amber Rudd promises a 'solar revolution'

Millions more households could be set to benefit from falling energy bills after the new energy secretary vowed to ‘unleash [..]


 
 

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Liz Kendall: Labour must ditch 'fantasy' that Britain has moved to the left

Leadership candidate criticises Ed Miliband’s policies such as freezing energy prices and says she would back free schools [..]


 
 

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Wholesaler to buy Budgens and Londis

Britain's biggest cash-and-carry wholesaler has bought local grocery chains Londis and Budgens for £40m.


 
 

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Hamilton signs new Mercedes deal

Britain's two-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton signs a new three-year Mercedes contract worth up to £27m per year.


 
 

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Deutsche Bank reviews cutting UK presence in Brexit scenario

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank , the euro zone's second-largest bank by assets with large operations in Britain, has [..]


 
 

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Britain's Sansum wins world silver

Great Britain's Damon Sansum beats Aaron Cook on the way to a silver medal at the World Taekwondo Championships.


 
 

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Britain has opportunities for us, says South African billionaire Christo Wi

Two years ago few people in Britain had heard of Christo Wiese. This weekend the South African billionaire is firmly [..]


 
 

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Simon Cowell is blown away by opera singer Emma Jones... as contortionist B

Following the unprecedented success of erstwhile Britain's Got Talent contestant Susan Boyle, expectations have remained [..]

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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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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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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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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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Letters: Ed Miliband was right to take on the Daily Mail

In the 1980s, I took some of my students to a history workshop conference in Oxford. We heard lectures from Ralph Miliband, [..]


 
 

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New National Crime Agency chief urges Theresa May to stick with Europol

Keith Bristow, who leads the £450m agency, faces his greatest political battle in persuading May to keep Britain in [..]


 
 

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FTSE CLOSE: FTSE 100 suffers further falls despite rally among housebuilder

London's blue chip share index suffered further falls today despite a rally among housebuilders and property-related stocks [..]


 
 

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'Malala? I don't know that story that well...': Nicole Scherzinger stumbles

During an awkward interview on the red carpet before the Pride of Britain awards, the 35-year-old former Pussycat Doll [..]


 
 

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Boris Johnson on business drive in Beijing - video

The mayor of London, Boris Johnson, visits Beijing during a five-day trip to China to encourage Chinese investment in Britain


 
 

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Budget airline to start flights from Gatwick to New York next summer

Scandinavian carrier Norwegian launches £149 transatlantic service which Gatwick calls an 'industry game-changer'The promise [..]


 
 

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I know just the man to put the police's house in order: Andrew Mitchell | I

At the heart of the problem with Britain's police is a lack of accountability and often-astonishingly inadequate leadershipA [..]


 
 

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Weekend rail closures for up to 14 years if HS2 is scrapped

Backbench MPs angry over news upgrade work could double journey times if high speed plan is shelvedAlternatives to building [..]


 
 

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Froome wins prestigious Velo d'Or

Britain's Tour de France champion Chris Froome wins the prestigious Velo d'Or award as the best rider of 2013.


 
 

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From Dickens to Thatcher: secret history of the £3m council house

Behind the sale of Britain's priciest local authority home lies a backstory involving a famous brewery and the Globe [..]


 
 

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Theresa May under pressure to reform counter-terrorism orders

Tpims regime needs urgent review, shadow home secretary says, warning orders covering nine suspects expire in JanuaryThe [..]


 
 

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Nissan's Ghosn warns UK over EU exit

Nissan chief executive, Carlos Ghosn, tells the BBC that if the UK were to leave the European Union his company would [..]


 
 

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Need money for your business? it's time to go local

Businesses across Britain could be losing out on billions of pounds of support, despite it being available right now on [..]


 
 

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Oven chip sales slump: is the end nigh for frozen frites?

Rising prices and a hot summer have seen sales of frozen chips fall. But don't discount the ultimate comfort food just yet [..]


 
 

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Surveillance technology out of control, says Lord Ashdown

Former Lib Dem leader says it is time for high-level inquiry to address fundamental questions about privacy in 21st [..]