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David Kingsley obituary

One of the first spin doctors in British politics, who advised Labour under Harold WilsonWhen Harold Wilson made his [..]


 
 

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Politics Weekly podcast: Is Britain a Christian country?

Max Wind-Cowie, Hugh Muir and Martin Kettle join Tom Clark to discuss David Cameron's statement that 'Britain is a Christian [..]


 
 

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Cyber gang leader jailed for scam

The leader of a gang which stole £1.25m from two of Britain's major banks in a "sophisticated and organised" cyber attack, [..]


 
 

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Nick Clegg restates view on separation of church and state

Deputy PM says on radio phone-in that he would like to see disestablishment of the Church of EnglandNick Clegg has said the [..]


 
 

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Optimism in Britain's factories at four-decade high

CBI survey suggests strong growth in orders is driving rapid increase in manufacturing confidenceThe mood in Britain's [..]


 
 

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Paul Sykes: the man spending millions to make Ukip's posters visible from s

The multimillionaire, unmoved by claims that the Ukip posters he funded are racist, has vowed to spend whatever it takes to [..]


 
 

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Study Linking Illness and Salt Leaves Researchers Doubtful

Scientists found declines in heart attack and stroke risk in Britain after salt in processed food was restricted, but their [..]


 
 

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David Cameron's 'vague faith' is nothing to fear

The prime minister's claim that Britain is a 'Christian country' has provoked protests. But his comments were harmless, [..]


 
 

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UK 'e-borders' programme unable to help track immigration

Government ministers admit flagship £500m programme cannot replace existing methods of estimating net migrationThe Home [..]


 
 

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Lewis Hamilton extends Formula One winning streak to 3

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain captured his third straight Formula One race, leading from start to finish to win [..]


 
 

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IPPR proposes payday-loan levy to help fund affordable lending

Thinktank report suggests not-for-profit lenders could be sited in Post Office branches and compete with firms such as [..]


 
 

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Pfizer considers $100 billion bid for AstraZeneca: report

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has approached British rival AstraZeneca to propose a 60 billion pound [..]


 
 

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'You are the best magician we have ever had': Illusionist Darcy Oak wows ju

You can rely on Britain's Got Talent for a varied look at the different things people like to call 'talent'.


 
 

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'My favourite audition so far': 15-year-old James Smith gets the thumbs up

He might not be old enough to take his GCSE's, but for teenager James Smith he passed the most difficult test of all on [..]


 
 

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Week ahead: Unsettled - Mild, Apr 19 - 10:43

Windier Overall low pressure is expected to dominate Britain and give much of the country unsettled conditions with showers [..]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Past crises shed light on the present

• ministers could learn from history• crises return to haunt governmentsThe late Margaret Gowing, that excellent historian [..]


 
 

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Should UK aid cash fund military? - video

Lord Richard Dannatt defends David Cameron's hint that some of Britain's £10bn aid budget could be used to fund military [..]


 
 

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RTL revenues up, but profits slide

Britain's Got Talent and American Idol co-producer says it faces 'challenging' conditions as pre-tax profits fall nearly [..]


 
 

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Nervous Olympic heroes receive New Year honours from Queen

Jessica Ennis, Nicola Adams, and Greg Rutherford among elite sports stars facing 'ultimate pressure' of meeting royaltySome [..]


 
 

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HSBC puts HQ decision on hold pending clarity on global regulation

London-based bank puts off three-yearly review after it reports £1bn UK lossThe London-based HSBC is delaying indefinitely [..]


 
 

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Froome second after Italy stage win

Britain's Chris Froome wins the fourth stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico to move up to second in the overall standings.


 
 

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David Cameron says seabed mining could be worth £40bn to Britain

Prime minister says UK can be at head of industry but chooses American defence firm to exploit new Pacific licenceDavid [..]


 
 

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Kate Moss gets on Marlon Brando's motorbike for Matchless

British model Kate Moss has been picked to front the autumn campaign of Britain's oldest motorcycle company debut range of [..]


 
 

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Finally, the end of hunting for a parking space: The app that can tell you

The Manchester scheme, the first of its kind in Britain, will install sensors in 200 parking bays.


 
 

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Sir Mervyn King warns global crisis 'is not over'

The Bank of England Governor's comments were more downbeat than his recent assertion that the recovery is ‘in [..]


 
 

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Rewind TV: The Great British Bake Off Easter Masterclass; Our Girl; Keeping

Whoever thought the magic ingredient in Bake Off would turn out to be Mel and Sue?The Great British Bake Off Easter [..]


 
 

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Oxfam to offer Nectar points on charity donations

Charity hopes giving Nectar points for unwanted items will raise millions of poundsOxfam has teamed up with Britain's [..]


 
 

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Britain: for hard workers only. If you can find a job | Tanya Gold

Both the government and Labour are committed to making work pay. Meanwhile the poor get bashed againLast week was a bad [..]


 
 

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Mary Rose's Tudor treasures deserve this revelatory new museum

The ship raised from the seabed yielded a unique trove, which is going on display – with the spooky wreck – in PortsmouthThe [..]


 
 

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Britain's banks: time for a Leveson | Editorial

Five years on from the banking crash and amid a historic economic slump, Britons have not been given a full reckoning of how [..]