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Week ahead: Cool, showers early week - Temporarily better midweek, Oct 31 -

Unsettled again by end of week A cooler week ahead compared to recently. Showery on Monday and Tuesday. Brighter by [..]


 
 

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Morning Call: A warm day - Sunshine in south & east, Oct 31 - 04:44

Turning wet in western Britain this evening Good morning, Today will be a very mild day for England and Wales, with [..]


 
 

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Morning Call: Drizzle & light rain north - Mild, some sun south, Oct 30

Cloudy for many Good morning, Patchy rain and drizzle affects Scotland, northern England and Wales today. Some steady rain [..]


 
 

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Chinese phone company Huawei loses key contract in £20m blow 

The firm behind TalkTalk’s TV boxes and EE’s mobile phones has been forced to write a £20million IOU to one of its biggest [..]


 
 

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UK Forecast: A lot of cloud - Very mild Friday, Oct 29 - 15:00

Thursday A cloudy day for many, with patchy drizzle and light rain for Scotland and northern England as a warm front moves [..]


 
 

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FA official banned for telling female referee her place was in the kitchen

Northumberland FA vice-president banned for four months John Cummings also fined £250 for remarks made in March All the time [..]


 
 

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Morning Call: Sunshine north - Damp south, Oct 29 - 04:43

Cooler than recent days Good morning, A dull and damp day today in southern Britain, with rain and drizzle on and off most [..]


 
 

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Double blow for Cameron over EU referendum and £1.7bn demand

Bill to establish vote on EU membership collapses in coalition row as Denmark says Britain must pay what it owes [..]


 
 

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Neil Patrick Harris to host NBC variety show

The network on Monday confirmed reports that it has reached a deal for Harris to host a series of 10 weekly shows patterned [..]


 
 

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David Cameron prepares to fight Brussels £1.7bn demand

Prime minister braced for showdown with Brussels over EU budget row, insisting Britain will not pay full amountDavid Cameron [..]


 
 

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Michael Fallon withdraws careless immigration remark

Defence secretary says he used words he would not usually use when saying Britain is being swamped by immigrantsMichael [..]


 
 

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Clooney celebrates marriage ... again

JUST when you thought they couldn’t celebrate any longer, George and Amal Clooney have partied in an elaborate [..]


 
 

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Labour asks George Osborne to reveal when he knew about 2.1bn EU bill

Chris Leslie calls on Osborne to explain how long government has known about commission surchargeLabour has called on George [..]


 
 

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Britain's state-backed banks set to deliver surging profits, raising new pr

Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland are set to deliver sharply higher profits in their quarterly results this [..]


 
 

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UK Forecast: Mostly Dry - Gales, heavy rain W Scotland, Oct 25 - 16:08

Sunday Quite a windy day to come across northern parts of Britain with gusts of 60 mph over the hills and exposed coasts 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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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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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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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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Marquez takes German GP victory

Marc Marquez moves top of the standings with victory at the German GP as Britain's Cal Crutchlow finishes second.


 
 

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Syria crisis: no option off the table, says Hammond

Defence secretary responds to outgoing armed forces chief's remark that Britain risks being dragged into war if it tries to [..]


 
 

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Kenya celebrates Chris Froome winning Tour de France - video

Celebrations in Nairobi as Britain's Kenyan-born cyclist Chris Froome wins the 100th Tour de France    


 
 

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MPs were right to vote against arming Syria's rebels | Jonathan Steele

Cameron's U-turn was forced by a backbench victory that should be celebrated – all the more so for going against [..]


 
 

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Why acupuncture is giving sceptics the needle

Acupuncture has been prescribed by half of Britain's doctors, but after 3,000 clinical trials its efficacy remains unproven. [..]


 
 

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UK Forecast: Heavy rain south - Showers north, Jul 29 - 17:16

Tuesday A wet, breezy morning to come from the central Midlands south across England and southern Wales and into East [..]


 
 

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Summer voyages: Coasting by Jonathan Raban

An eccentric offshore progress around Britain is a sharp portrait of a nation at war and a brilliant depiction of the [..]


 
 

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Foreign aid charities defend rising executive salaries

Research shows number of bosses on six-figure salaries at 14 leading charities has risen by nearly 60% in last three [..]


 
 

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Mark Carney: banks need to reconnect with society

New Bank of England governor says banking industry must change its culture and focus on the real economyBank of England [..]


 
 

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Ethnic minority voters could hold key to 2015 general election result

Operation Black Vote study reveals problem for Tories as they struggle to connect with black and Asian votersA radical [..]


 
 

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Rutherford fails to qualify for final

Britain's Olympic champion Greg Rutherford fails to qualify for the long jump final at the World Championships.


 
 

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Disqualified GB relay team lose medal

Great Britain's 4x100m relay team lose their World Championship bronze medal as they are disqualified in Moscow.


 
 

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Coalition battle looms over anti-terror laws after Greenwald partner detent

Theresa May rejects Nick Clegg move for revisions to Terrorism Act 2000 as David Miranda seeks data injunctionNick Clegg and [..]


 
 

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Syria crisis: warplanes spotted in Cyprus as tensions rise in Damascus

Signs of advanced readiness at likely hub of air campaign as UN inspection team comes under fire near site of alleged [..]


 
 

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DealBook: Verizon in Talks to Buy Vodafone’s Stake in Its Wireless Unit

Vodafone of Britain could sell its 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless to Verizon in a deal that analysts say could fetch [..]