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Murray beats Tsonga, into last eight

Britain's Andy Murray beats Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5 7-5 6-4 to book a US Open quarter-final against Novak Djokovic.


 
 

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Cameron welcomes Tusk appointment as European council president

PM 'delighted' by remarks about EU reform and Britain's concerns over freedom of movement and benefits abuseDavid Cameron [..]


 
 

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Leading oil industrialist accuses BP of spurning its lead role in the Nort

Alexander Temerko, director of OGN, says BP has lost interest in home market since its 20% stake in Kremlin controlled [..]


 
 

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UK weighs joining air strikes as RAF drops aid into besieged Iraqi town

Hercules aircraft deliver food and water to Amerli as Britain keeps options open on participating in US strikes against [..]


 
 

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Miliband calls for tougher action on Britons travelling to Iraq and Syria

Labour leader says government should revisit decision to scrap control orders for terror suspectsThe government should take [..]


 
 

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Conservatives will split if PM fails to renegotiate EU membership, say MPs

Tory Eurosceptics say they will push for exit after general election as Ukip tries to build on Douglas Carswell's [..]


 
 

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Tesco slashes dividend after second profit warning in two months

LONDON (Reuters) - Tesco will slash its dividend and investment spending to give its new boss more firepower to rebuild [..]


 
 

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Tory defections to Ukip a distraction from real Eurosceptics plot

Ardent Tory Eurosceptics have a two-stage plan to take Britain out of EU from within the Conservative partyOver the last two [..]


 
 

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Tesco issues third profit warning of 2014 with dividend slashed by 75%

New boss Dave Lewis faces uphill struggle with trading profits for 2014/15 expected at £2.4bn-£2.5bn from forecasted [..]


 
 

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Morning Call: Breezy - Showers developing in west, Aug 28 - 05:43

Early rain clearing north & east Good morning, A dull and damp start to the day in northern and eastern Britain, but [..]


 
 

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David Cameron mulls joining Obama in bombing Isis in Iraq

PM working on plan to be agreed at Nato summit with view that any response has to be coordinated international effortDavid [..]


 
 

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Government considers steps against First Britain over royal crown use

Cabinet Office asks far-right party to remove all official royal images after BNP offshoot refused request from the ASAThe [..]


 
 

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Week ahead: Warm and settled - Changeable at first in north, Aug 27 - 09:25

High pressure building A changeable few days ahead, particularly for northern Britain, as fronts bring spells of rain or [..]


 
 

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Bradley Wiggins: Id like to re-establish the world hour record

The Team Sky rider has a memorable treble in his sights the Tour of Britain, the world time trial championship and cyclings [..]


 
 

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GB claim dressage silver at Worlds

Olympic champion Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro steers Great Britain to team dressage silver at the World Equestrian Games.

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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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Fast-food wrappers top list of litter dropped on UK streets

Keep Britain Tidy survey finds fast-food wrappers are the most common type of litter in more than half of the UK's cities [..]


 
 

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Watson advances to second round

Britain's Heather Watson moves into the French Open second round with a 6-3 6-4 win over Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.


 
 

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English words fail to take root in Polish vernacular

Polish has resisted the influx of English words brought back by migrant workers, but swearwords are proving resilientThe [..]


 
 

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Cameron says Juncker's appointment would 'politicise European commission'

Remarks seen as threat to advance UK referendum on EU membership, as Merkel lends support to ex-Luxembourg leaderDavid [..]


 
 

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Citigroup tower for sale for more than £1bn

UK's third-tallest building could set a new property record, despite the slump, after last changing hands in 2007The [..]


 
 

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Andy Murray: I did not like Salmond's Wimbledon Scottish flag-waving

Tennis champion remarks on SNP leader's action after 2013 final and says he has been competing for Great Britain for 16 [..]


 
 

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'BGT' bans dirty dancing lollipop lady

A dirty dancing lollipop lady is relegated to Britain's Got More Talent because she is too rude.


 
 

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Chinese put Britain in its place ahead of Li Keqiang's visit

Chinese ambassador Liu Xiaoming declares that Britain now ranks behind Germany and France among the powers in EuropeWith a [..]


 
 

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Google digs deep on treasure island UK

This sceptred isle is probably much more profitable for Google than the US operationNot so long ago car salesmen used to [..]


 
 

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Those caught up in passport backlog should holiday at home, minister says

Tourism minister Helen Grant suggests Passport Office backlog creates opportunity for 'staycations' holidays within Britain [..]


 
 

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As Britain faces 1 of driest Aprils ever, could we soon be drinking desalin

As Britain basks in the sun during one of the driest April's on record it seems one water provider has started up a [..]


 
 

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Labour offers olive branch to business by targeting tax and investment

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls unveils plans for tax breaks, claiming Labour will be 'pro-business but not business as usual'Ed [..]


 
 

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'BGT' judges impressed with London talent

The judges on Britain's Got Talent say that the London auditions should deliver "excellence".


 
 

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Harold Tillman: Should Britain adopt a US style approach to saving business

Britain should adopt a version of the US Chapter 11 process, that gives firms a breathing space to reorganise themselves.


 
 

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Lansley 'could lose job over NHS reforms'

BMA leader believes health secretary may be sacked if NHS bill is watered downAndrew Lansley may not survive as health [..]