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Andy Murray adopts team role but remains Great Britain’s trump card

• Andy Murray does not expect to play doubles in Davis Cup tie• Britain aiming for back-to-back wins over USA for first time [..]


 
 

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Week ahead: Mild, sometimes warm - Often cloudy, Mar 05 - 10:01

Rain at times north and west A mild week ahead, with a dominant south-westerly wind pattern across Britain and Ireland. [..]


 
 

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Nigel Farage: Ukip will bring immigration levels 'back to normal' – video

Ukip leader Nigel Farage says he wants to bring immigration levels in Britain 'back to normal'. In a speech in London on [..]


 
 

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Andy Murray still has his best years to come, says Andre Agassi

The American believes British No1 will win more grand slams, and will be the key player in this week’s Great Britain v USA [..]


 
 

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HP to buy Wi-Fi gear maker Aruba Networks for $2.7 billion

(Reuters) - Hewlett-Packard Co said it would buy Wi-Fi network gear maker Aruba Networks Inc for about $2.7 billion, the [..]


 
 

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We’re desperate to believe in something. But bringing God into economics

To those like the ‘good right’ seeking a new moral vision for Britain, the false idols and unintended consequences of [..]


 
 

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In the Foreign Office, language can mean the difference between war and pea

Two reports say Britain is failing to invest in foreign language skills in the diplomatic services. I know first-hand why [..]


 
 

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Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur: Capital One Cup final – live!

Updates from the League Cup final at WembleyEmail Jacob.Steinberg@theguardian.com, tweet @jacobsteinbergView the live scores [..]


 
 

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Liverpool v Manchester City: Premier League – live!

Updates from the noon kick-off at AnfieldEmail Jacob.Steinberg@theguardian.com, tweet @jacobsteinbergView the live scores [..]


 
 

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Matt Lucas reveals insecurities led to him 'disgusing' himself as character

Many fans would deem Matt Lucas brave and cofortable in his own skin for regularly appearing on TV in the countless [..]


 
 

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Politicians of the UK, I ask you this: what’s your line on hedgehogs?

We need ecologists to point the way forward for Britain. For a start, what do economists know about small mammals? Continue [..]


 
 

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Greg Rutherford pulls out of European Indoor Championships in Prague

• Olympic high jump champion set indoor personal best last weekend • Rutherford wants to focus on gold at World [..]


 
 

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UK Forecast: Dry for most Friday - Periods of wind & rain this weekend,

Friday A dry and bright day for most areas, as a ridge of high pressure influences the British Isles. Fronts approach from [..]


 
 

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Murray suffers shock defeat to Coric

Britain's Andy Murray loses 6-1 6-3 to teenager Borna Coric, ranked 84 in the world, in the Dubai Championships quarter-finals.


 
 

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Ed Miliband warns against flirting with EU exit

Labour leader’s speech to the engineering federation will say there is no greater threat to the stability and prosperity of [..]

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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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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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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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JEFF PRESTRIDGE: A closure that really defies all logic

Before the month is out, Britain's banks will all have unveiled the bonuses they have paid executives in 2010. Nowhere will [..]


 
 

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World Cup: 25 stunning moments No2: Uruguay's 1950 triumph in Brazil

Britain's newspapers buried the story but Uruguay's victory in Rio was one of the most far-reaching and dramatic World Cup [..]


 
 

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UK factory output falls

Factory production declines in snowy December for first time in eight monthsOutput from Britain's snowbound factories [..]


 
 

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Scottish independence would damage maritime defence, says First Sea Lord

Admiral Sir George Zambellas says breakaway would weaken navy with bases and infrastructure carved up The First Sea Lord has [..]


 
 

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Prisoner vote refusal against European court ruling 'would be like dictator

Jean-Paul Costa says Britain will be resorting to the tactics of the Greek colonels in 1967 if it does not comply with ECHR [..]


 
 

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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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£52bn hole in the savings safety net means savers' cash is at risk

Up to £52 billion of savers' cash is at risk should Britain be rocked by another banking crisis, Money Mail can reveal. [..]


 
 

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Kay Burley blasts Good Morning Britain for having 'so much going on'

Joining those who criticised the show for being too 'busy', Kay tweeted: 'Just watching Good Morning Britain ... there's so [..]


 
 

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US power firm PPL buys E.ON's UK electricity distribution networks

The E.ON business, called Central Networks, is the UK's second-largest electricity distributor and delivers power to over 5 [..]


 
 

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Pfizer's attempt on AstraZeneca leaves a bitter taste in Sandwich

Mistrust in the US drugs giant's guarantees is leading politicians and scientists to call for the UK company, and jobs and [..]


 
 

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What became of Beagle 2?

Colin Pillinger - the man who led Britain's Beagle 2 mission to Mars in 2003 - tells us what he thinks happened to the [..]


 
 

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MPs: Snowden files are 'embarrassing indictment' of British spying oversigh

All-party committee demands reforms to make security and intelligence services accountable in wake of disclosuresEdward [..]


 
 

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Central London's top 10 budget eats

Visiting London can be an expensive business, but you needn't spend big money to eat well. In the first of a five-part [..]


 
 

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Number of Romanian and Bulgarian workers in UK falls

Treasury chief secretary Danny Alexander says figures 'give the lie to Ukip's scaremongering on immigration'The number of [..]


 
 

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Is Gaddafi a target? PM and military split over war aims

David Cameron says Libyan leader may be a legitimate target while Chief of the Defence Staff said he was 'absolutely not'A [..]