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Nottingham cigarette factory closure threatens over 500 jobs

Planned closure of Imperial's last Nottingham factory and distribution centre means there will be no cigarette manufacturing [..]


 
 

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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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Nick Clegg to promise up to three new garden cities with 15,000 homes each

Deputy prime minister says government will invite bids from councils for new housing schemesUp to three new garden cities [..]


 
 

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Tesco chief under pressure as retailer expected to announce 9% fall in prof

Philip Clarke sees supermarket's share price drop to 10-year low despite £1bn expenditure on store refurbishments and [..]


 
 

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High-end hotel cleaning firm Casna Group targets sports stadiums and events

Former City trader Nick Appell launched the company – which polishes the floors, cleans the chandeliers and plumps the [..]


 
 

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UK Forecast: Dry for most - Chilly nights, Apr 12 - 14:21

Sunday High pressure is centred to the south-west of the British Isles on Sunday. Dry with sunny spells across central and [..]


 
 

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Could we SUCK UP climate change? Excess carbon dioxide could be absorbed by

Britain would be an ideal place to try the technology because there are thousands of old coal mines (pictured) which could [..]


 
 

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Simon Cowell: 'I get a phone call from Her Majesty once a week'

Ahead of the new series of Britain's Got Talent, the music mogul jests about his relationship with the Queen and the impact [..]


 
 

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Nigel Evans, 'drunken overfamiliarity' and revelling in Westminster

Many MPs, staff and hangers-on work, drink and sleep together and the cycle is fuelled by the availability of cheap [..]


 
 

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By George, he’s a trend setter

THE dungarees worn by Prince George at his New Zealand play date have already sold out in the smallest sizes in Britain.


 
 

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Readers' travel tips: Great UK bike rides, on and off-road

A city bike tour, a scenic countryside amble or a hell-for-leather MTB ride. Where's your favourite UK bike ride? Send us [..]


 
 

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Discount wars bring sharpest fall in prices for seven years

Retailers battle to lure shoppers on tight budgets, resulting in price drops in clothing and footwear for seven months in a [..]


 
 

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Upbeat economic news triggers rate rise speculation for 2015

Gross domestic product rose by 0.9 per cent, while factory output increased in February and the IMF said Britain's economy [..]


 
 

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David Cameron welcomes all-clear on spy agencies from Sir Anthony May

Surveillance watchdog's report says authorities do not engage in random mass intrusion into affairs of law-abiding UK [..]


 
 

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George Osborne to announce tough new benefit curbs for EU migrants

Child benefit and child tax credit will be not be paid until three months after European migrants arrive in BritainEU [..]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Vodafone paid no corporation tax in Britain last year

Generous tax breaks mean second largest mobile phone company able to reduce bill to zero for second consecutive [..]


 
 

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Children seeking asylum should 'be better cared for' by the state

Human rights committee of MPs warns that many children trafficked into the UK are not given the help they needHundreds of [..]


 
 

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Tax havens agree to Cameron clampdown

Prime minister claims success from talks ahead of G8 summit, but campaigners give only qualified support to new [..]


 
 

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War horses land Aidan O'Brien an unexpected Royal Ascot double

• Trainer sends out two winners on great day for Ireland• Crowd honour Sir Henry Cecil with minute's silenceThe favourites [..]


 
 

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FTSE slumps amid fears US may halt stimulus package

More than £48bn wiped off value of Britain's top 100 companies as US Federal Reserve signals that it could wind down [..]


 
 

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Scotland's gay marriage bill published, with more freedoms for celebrants

The first in Britain to be unveiled, the Scottish equal marriage bill has been finally published after Westminster voted [..]


 
 

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Why Bombardier really missed out on the Thameslink contract | Rene Lavanchy

Britain's rolling stock procurement process is fragmented – which has affected the Derby train manufacturer's [..]


 
 

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Bhola Seth obituary

My father, Bhola Seth, who has died aged 85, was a gentle and dignified man who arrived in Britain from his native [..]


 
 

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Bondy: Men's final at Wimbledon all about the women

Andy Murray, the Scotsman, battles for all of Britain, the local tabloids scream. Novak Djokovic fights for his Hall of Fame [..]


 
 

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The UK economy's looking up – but no one's told manufacturers | Heather S

There is a danger Britain's long-awaited recovery once again be built on debt-fuelled, unbalanced growthThe sun's out, [..]


 
 

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Sir Nigel Rudd ensures engineering takes another hit

We tend to think of the disgraced banking knights as having brought Britain low. But, as the French move for Invensys, Rudd [..]


 
 

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More than 2,400 UK bankers paid €1m-plus, EU regulator says

More bankers were paid in excess of €1m in Britain than in any other EU nation, according to European Banking AuthorityThe [..]


 
 

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Syria's Assad is stronger now, says David Cameron

Prime minister says Britain will not be supplying arms to Syrian rebels despite pressing for lifting of EU arms embargoDavid [..]


 
 

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Muslim group demands tougher response to mosque attacks

Muslim Council of Britain says incidents mark 'crossing of a red line', as man charged over three explosionsOne of Britain's [..]


 
 

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George Osborne hails UK growth figures - video

The chancellor, George Osborne, says Britain is 'on the mend' from the deep economic recession