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Wimbledon Diary: On poison ivy, rhododendrons and Superman

Britain doesn’t have poison ivy, yet another weird factoid about the place.


 
 

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France calls for British cooperation over Calais migrant crisis

French interior ministry report calls for UK and France to pool resources to deal with asylum applications, and suggests [..]


 
 

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Murray races into Wimbledon last 32

Britain's Andy Murray reaches the third round at Wimbledon with a one-sided win over Dutchman Robin Haase on court one.


 
 

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Cameron looks to Labour leadership battle for answer to Syrian question

The PM, badly burned by the previous parliamentary veto, will need to know he has bankable support for further action [..]


 
 

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Fallon told UK air strikes against Isis in Syria would make no difference -

Rolling coverage of all the day’s political developments as they happen, including reaction to Michael Fallon’s suggestion [..]


 
 

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Britain's economic recovery slips back as factory output weakens in June

George Osborne’s ‘march of the makers’ has slowed to a crawl as a two-speed recovery takes hold in Britain, experts said [..]


 
 

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Fracking could hurt house prices, health and environment, official report s

Analysis is contained in Defra report that has been published in full for the first time after freedom of information [..]


 
 

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UK strategy of not attacking Isis in Syria is illogical, says defence secre

Michael Fallon’s comments move Britain a step closer to widening its aerial campaign against Islamic StateBritain has taken [..]


 
 

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Wary Wimbledon cuts ground capacity as temperatures soar

Fans queue for shade and water, while St John’s Ambulance volunteers ‘absolutely manic’ tending to spectators overcome by [..]


 
 

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Murray through in Wimbledon heat

Britain's Andy Murray begins his Wimbledon campaign with a straight-set win over Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan.


 
 

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All Britons wounded in Tunisia attack flown back to UK on military plane

Downing Street says four severely injured holidaymakers are back home, while expressing frustration at ID process that is [..]


 
 

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Tunisia killers have declared war on Britain, says David Cameron

Prime minister pledges that Britain will not cower in the face of terrorism as he announces minute’s silence for victims of [..]


 
 

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Sharapova knocks out GB's Konta

Former Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova knocked out Great Britain's Johanna Konta in straight sets on day one.


 
 

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Broady fights back to seal victory

Britain's Liam Broady fights back from two sets down to beat Australian Marinko Matosevic 5-7 4-6 6-3 6-2 6-3.


 
 

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No Great Britain Olympic football team devastating, says FA women’s chief

• Kelly Simmons: It’s a real shame for women’s football• Scottish FA chief executive defends opposition to Great Britain [..]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Many episodes of Alistair Cooke's 'Letter From America' go online

He introduced America to 'Masterpiece Theatre' and Britain to America with his 'Letter From America' series for more than 50 [..]


 
 

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'Overcharged and bullied - owners of leasehold flats now need safeguards'

Britain's 2.5 million leasehold homeowners should be given new safeguards by the Government


 
 

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Osborne must fire starting gun for 'industrial Olympics' – CBI chief

Infrastructure projects should be fast-tracked to speed growth, says CridlandThe head of Britain's leading employers' [..]


 
 

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Tesco magazine claims biggest UK readership, but it ain't necessarily so

Custom magazine publisher, Cedar, is claiming that Tesco magazine is now Britain's most-read publication, pushing The Sun [..]


 
 

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EU summit breaks up without agreement over budget

Herman Van Rompuy postpones negotiations after member states fail to resolve differencesThe European summit has broken up [..]


 
 

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Net migration falls by a quarter

ONS figures show net migration fell from 242,000 to 183,000 in past year, driven in part by fewer overseas studentsNet [..]


 
 

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Boris Johnson: UK should renegotiate relationship with EU

Johnson proposes 'minimalist strategy' with EU that should be put to British people in a referendumBoris Johnson has called [..]


 
 

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Brit Music Industry to Haul Pirate Party to Court

Britain's music industry body is preparing to take the Pirate Party UK to court for offering access to The Pirate Bay, which [..]


 
 

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Fracking splits coalition over future for British energy

With exploratory drilling about to restart, clear differences are apparent between the Tory chancellor and the Lib Dem [..]


 
 

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Ferrari prefer Vettel to Hamilton

Ferrari say they would choose Sebastian Vettel over Britain's Lewis Hamilton as their next lead driver.


 
 

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Pyro maniacs: Japan's winter fire festival

Few firework displays could hold a candle to the flaming torches and sake-fuelled mobs of a real Japanese fire festival See [..]


 
 

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Number of property millionaires rises by almost A FIFTH - with 64% living i

The number of property millionaires in Britain has increased by 47,024 to 300,142 over the last year, according to property [..]


 
 

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Mozambique smelting profits should not fill foreign coffers, say campaigner

UK government and World Bank among investors accused of benefiting disproportionately from lucrative Mozal smelterTax [..]


 
 

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Tory Eurosceptics' impossible demand poses headache for David Cameron

Spectre of Thatcher shows challenge facing PM as he seeks to renegotiate Britain's EU membership termsOver the Christmas [..]


 
 

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Pro-Europe lobby must confess past sins to win public blessing | Michael Wh

Just like Lance Armstrong, Mandelson and Clarke should apologise for past errors if they want traction with the public in [..]