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Greece’s mandate: only Germany can rescue Syriza from its rhetoric

Refusing to write off part of Greece’s debt makes a default almost inevitable – Angela Merkel, the woman with the cheque [..]


 
 

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Benedict Cumberbatch Apologizes for Use of Racist Term: I'm an Idiot...

Benedict Cumberbatch is both very sorry and very embarrassed. Last week, the Oscar-nominated star was discussing the state [..]


 
 

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British growth slows, but 2014 still fastest in seven years

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's economic growth slowed more than expected in the final three months of last year, but with [..]


 
 

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Murray into Australian Open semis

Britain's Andy Murray reaches the Australian Open semi-finals with a straight-sets win over home favourite Nick Kyrgios.


 
 

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Just how hard can it be to purge prisons of drugs? | Mary Dejevsky

Chris Grayling’s new zero-tolerance drive could finally see the interests of prison authorities and public convergeWhen I [..]


 
 

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Election 2015: the four likely outcomes will put deal-making in limelight a

100 days to go: With no party predicted to win outright in May, Britain is expected to face one of four outcomes – all of [..]


 
 

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Celebrities write open letter to PM urging him to do more to help Syrian re

Vanessa Redgrave, Emma Thompson and Dame Vivienne Westwood are among those who say they are "ashamed" by Britain's efforts so far.


 
 

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Majority of UK’s most influential had independent school education – su

Debrett’s 500 list reveals more than 40% went to fee-paying schools, confirming lack of diversity and showing trend of [..]


 
 

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‘Inequality has become a challenge to us as moral beings’

A lack of basic fairness in our economic system is driving inequality to levels that threaten democracy, capitalism and [..]


 
 

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Liverpool v Bolton Wanderers: FA Cup – live!

Updates from the fourth-round tie at AnfieldEmail barry.glendenning@theguardian.com and tweet @bglendenningFollow the live [..]


 
 

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Britain must remain in Europe, says Goldman Sachs president

Gary Cohn says the UK should stay in the EU in order to keep London as Europe’s financial capitalThe head of one of the [..]


 
 

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Li Ka-shing in talks to buy O2

Asia's richest person Li Ka-shing is in talks to buy Britain's second-largest mobile provider O2 for up to £10.25bn ($15.4bn).


 
 

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Mother pleads with Islamic State to release Japanese hostage

As the mother of one of two Japanese men held by Islamic State militants begged for his release Friday, Prime Minister [..]


 
 

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The Guardian view on the Chilcot delays: it just gets worse | Editorial

The flawed Iraq inquiry process is failing to provide the catharsis that Britain so badly neededEverybody now wants the [..]


 
 

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Murray ready for Matosevic challenge

Britain's Andy Murray will face a reformed Marinko Matosevic when they meet in the Australian Open second round.

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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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Rail is Japan's newest export foothold in the UK

A consortium led by Hitachi will build the sequel to the Intercity 125 fleet – and its class 395 javelin carriages are [..]


 
 

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Netflix announces expansion into Great Britain, Ireland

Netflix has announced that its next international expansion will take it across the Atlantic and into Great Britain and [..]


 
 

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Week ahead: Changeable - Generally mild, Oct 31 - 08:26

Cooler weekend, drier Deep low pressure edge's towards western Britain and tends to dominate for much of the upcoming week [..]


 
 

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John Lewis wedding gift lists in a twist

Britain's best loved department store causes fury among its customers with a move to a centralised listJohn Lewis's wedding [..]


 
 

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London becomes 4G high speed internet hotspot

O2's 4G trial covers 15 square miles from Canary Wharf to Kings CrossLondon will begin to switch on 4G high-speed mobile [..]


 
 

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Prince Harry wild about Vegas

WHAT happens in Vegas does not always stay in Vegas ... and definitely not when you are Britain's Prince Harry.


 
 

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Ministers not telling truth on pension cuts, say unions

Politicians have been accused of 'deliberately misrepresenting' the income public sector workers will receive in [..]


 
 

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Week ahead: A taste of winter? - Rain then snow showers in north, Dec 01 -

Often windy with gales A very, windy, blustery week ahead and it looks like it will be turning colder with some wintry [..]


 
 

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Politics Weekly podcast: David Cameron's European crunch time

David Cameron heads off to Brussels this week claiming that he will jealously guard Britain's national interest in the [..]


 
 

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Shoppers lift hopes on the High Street

Britain's shopkeepers are facing up to a tough Christmas on the High Street with deep discounting two weeks before the big [..]


 
 

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Britain to add troops to Summer Olympic Games security plan

As many as 13,500 British troops will help secure the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, a military presence larger than [..]


 
 

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Week ahead: Windy, mild - Rain at times, Dec 26 - 08:15

Gales in the north Overall it looks more unsettled for the week ahead as fronts bring rain in from the west. Most of it [..]


 
 

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Jim Sillavan on London 2012 and the eurozone crisis – cartoon

Medals and money – two of the things that will concern Britain in the year ahead


 
 

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CBI-PwC report: Banks could squeeze more out of spreads between mortagges a

UK banks and insurers enjoyed their strongest quarter since before the financial crisis, according to a report by PwC. But [..]


 
 

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Bovis Homes profits improve as southern focus pays off

Bovis Homes chief executive David Ritchie said: 'We're starting to improve profitability very significantly in a flat [..]