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UK Forecast: Showery north & west - Some rain in south this weekend, Au

Friday Showers around many western coasts early morning, but soon spreading inland across northern Britain & Ireland, [..]


 
 

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Bob Potter obituary

My father, Bob Potter, who has died aged 83, devoted most of his adult life to political activism in Britain.He was born in [..]


 
 

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Murray to face Kyrgios in US Open

Britain's world number three Andy Murray is drawn against Australian Nick Kyrgios in the first round of the US Open.


 
 

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Dina Asher-Smith storms into 200m final at World Athletics Championships

• Great Britain teenager clocks personal best of 22.12sec• Sophie Hitchon fourth in women’s hammer, 16cm from bronzeDina [..]


 
 

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Ohuruogu comes last in 400m final

Great Britain's Christine Ohuruogu finishes last in the 400m final behind Allyson Felix, who wins her ninth world title.


 
 

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English clubs will not stop players representing GB 7s in the Olympics

• Premiership governing body gives assurances to players• Christian Wade has Wasps’ backing to play in Rio 2016English clubs [..]


 
 

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Women-only carriages: train passengers react to Jeremy Corbyn idea

Women’s groups welcome idea of consultation but say separate carriages put focus on victimsRail passengers have reacted with [..]


 
 

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Bolt & Gatlin set up 200m showdown

World 100m champion Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin reach the 200m final and are joined by Great Britain's Zharnel Hughes.


 
 

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Murray seeded third for US Open

Britain's Andy Murray is seeded third at next week's US Open as he bids to regain the title he won in 2012.


 
 

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Farah into 5,000m final after scare

Britain's Mo Farah is almost pushed over on the final bend of his 5,000m heat but qualifies for the World Championships final.


 
 

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Labour establishment blind to their own failings that led to Jeremy Corbyn

Those, like me, who have stuck with Labour through the years of the Iraq war, PFI and privatisations don’t appreciate [..]


 
 

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Rutherford wins stunning world gold

Britain's Greg Rutherford wins long jump gold at the World Championships to claim all four major titles.


 
 

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Rutherford told to focus on jumping

Sprint great Michael Johnson says Britain's Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford should talk less and jump more.


 
 

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Froome 19th as Sagan wins stage

Britain's Chris Froome finishes 19th on stage three of the Vuelta a Espana, which is won by Slovakian Peter Sagan.


 
 

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Leftwing politics from the heart – and head | Letters

I was chatting to my mum Vera Dirs, who turns 94 on Saturday, about the rise of Jeremy Corbyn. During the second world war [..]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Eleanor Catton wins Man Booker Prize for Fiction

Youth and heft triumphed at Britain's Booker Prize on Tuesday, as 28-year-old New Zealander Eleanor Catton won the fiction [..]


 
 

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China's need for nuclear power leads Britain to revive outdated technology

Critics say the new plant in Somerset will be heavily subsidised and cushioned from financial realityThe signing of a [..]


 
 

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UK economy accelerates to fastest growth since 2010

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's economy picked up more speed between July and September, growing at its fastest pace in more [..]


 
 

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Release Britain's cities from the shackles of too much central control

Governments have sucked political power out of Britain's cities for generations. It's time to changeTwo-speed Britain, where [..]


 
 

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'Downton Abbey' Season 4 trailer reveals Lady Edith's wild side

Season 4 of "Downton Abbey" is already well underway in Britain, but until Jan. 5, when the costume drama finally returns to [..]


 
 

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Farah in athlete of year final three

Britain's Mo Farah is named alongside Usain Bolt on the three-man shortlist for the 2013 World Athlete of the Year award.


 
 

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Britain rules the world of tax havens, Queen is warned

Tax Justice Network says 2 billion Commonwealth citizens are among victims of 'web of secrecy jurisdictions'Britain, in [..]


 
 

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Allan McNish on track to win World Endurance Championship

• McNish and his Audi qualify in fourth position in Shanghai• Set to be Britain's first world sportscar champion since [..]


 
 

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Vodafone to ramp up investment as trading suffers

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Vodafone will spend 7 billion pounds - more than expected and earlier than expected - to [..]


 
 

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Let's make our cities a haven for cyclists | Christian Wolmar

Britain has a lot to learn from New York when it comes to improving cyclists' safetyLondon has become a cycling city – and [..]


 
 

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Union to sue construction firms over blacklisting allegations

Ucatt has drawn up list of companies it says are guilty of breach of confidence and misuse of private informationSome of [..]


 
 

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Paul Flowers affair: the groups with questions to answer

The former Co-op Bank chairman has left a wide range of organisations facing inquiries about their role in his rise and [..]


 
 

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Difficult decisions on immigration | @guardianletters

The penny is beginning to drop for Britain's political class (Editorial, 28 November). Even David Cameron now accepts that [..]


 
 

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Drinks are on Diageo as it is named UK's most-admired company

Drinks company, home of Johnnie Walker whisky and Smirnoff vodka, takes Management Today award for second year runningThe [..]


 
 

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Nelson Mandela's death prompts Tory act of contrition

David Cameron said all the right things as Westminster paid tribute. But it was Ed Miliband who hit the right noteThin but [..]