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Scotland has 'five big positives' to staying in UK, Gordon Brown says

Former prime minister claims no vote would secure state pensions and NHS funding and 600,000 jobs reliant on UK tradeGordon [..]


 
 

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Lethal chainsaws among port seizures

"Lethal" chainsaws and dangerous toy dolls were among more than a million unsafe goods that have been seized at the UK's [..]


 
 

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Diary: Wanted a maestro to rescue the Lib Dems from the brink | Hugh Muir

For Clegg, the answer seems clear. Pick up the phone, call for Snoop Dogg We start in oddity corner, where we find the [..]


 
 

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Neil Hamilton and Ukip: it just wasn't meant to be

It seems that Neil and Christine Hamilton, and their chequered history, are too embarrassing even for Nigel Farage's [..]


 
 

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UK scares sports piracy site offline

One of the biggest sports file-sharing sites closes down after a UK police force warns its operators that they could face jail.


 
 

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Productivity among British firms is still 5% lower than its pre-recession l

Unless businesses themselves take steps to address falling productivity, it will be hard for the UK to regain its [..]


 
 

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Kiesza claims UK number one with debut single 'Hideaway'

The Canadian singer says topping the UK chart is "the most amazing feeling ever".


 
 

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Scottish independence campaign is gaining ground, polls show

Gap between yes and no camps has narrowed with five months to go until referendumThe campaign for Scottish independence [..]


 
 

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That's the ticket! I started up my bus company at 16 ...

CEN Group, set up by Geoff Cross, 27, when he was 16, is among the finalists in the Federation of Small Businesses' WorldPay [..]


 
 

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EE phases out Orange brand in UK

Orange stops signing up new customers online in Britain and, along with T-Mobile, closes its UK internet shopfrontThe future [..]


 
 

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'Rogue directors' crackdown planned

People convicted of commercial crimes overseas could be banned from running UK firms in an attempt to tackle "rogue [..]


 
 

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QE has boosted economy by £65bn says Bank of England

A report by Martin Weale said quantitative easing worth 1 per cent of gross domestic product in the UK raises output by 0.18 [..]


 
 

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Football League clockwatch live!

Updates from the Championship, League One and League Two Send sweet nothings to michael.butler@theguardian.com Or you can [..]


 
 

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Cake Delivery Australia for Upcoming Events

Cakes are the best food gift for your special person and special events. Giftblooms provide you to deliver cakes that can [..]


 
 

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Peak District marks 63rd birthday with a Google Doodle

Visitors to Google's front page will today see a Doodle celebrating the rocky beauty of UK's first national park, the Peak [..]

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Shameless lesbian sex scenes feature Celebrity Big Brother star Tina Malone

First it was Brookside, then EastEnders, Emmerdale and Coronation Street - now Shameless is the latest long-running UK TV [..]


 
 

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Racy Pippa Middleton Photo Controversy: Will Royal Family Respond?

The Royal Wedding couldn't have gone better for the UK's first family, but semi-racy Pippa Middleton pictures continue to [..]


 
 

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X Factor 2011: Cheryl Cole OUT, Tulisa Contostavlos and Kelly Rowland IN

She's been at the centre of intense speculation over the last few days after sensationally being dumped on the US version of [..]


 
 

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Mortal Kombat Kollector's Edition is UK bound

Figurine, art book, in-game and avatar costumes included in pricier version. Warner's to release a Kollector's Edition of [..]


 
 

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Chase potato vodka signs Sainsbury's deal

UK winner of 'world's best vodka' title to be sold in 280 stores for £32 a bottleDevotees of Chase Vodka – the only English [..]


 
 

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Yasmin Mitri: Richie Sambora Girlfriend, Coke-Dealing Prostitute?

After falling off the wagon earlier this year, Richie Sambora recently left rehab to join his Bon Jovi tour. All appeared to [..]


 
 

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X Factor USA: Cheryl Cole upstaged by Paula Abdul and mocked by Simon Cowel

The singer's chances of replicating her success on the UK X Factor across the Atlantic are looking slim.


 
 

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Bryan Adams and Alicia Grimaldi: Expecting!

Canadian-born rock star Bryan Adams is going to become a first-time father at age 51, according to reports. The mother-to-be [..]


 
 

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Earth Hour 2011 pictures: Iconic landmarks across world are left in darknes

More than 134 countries across the world, including the UK, are switching off their lights for an hour today to support [..]


 
 

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Prince Harry at Polo Match: What a Hunk!

Prince Harry took part in a charity polo tournament in Cambridge over the weekend, and while the sport doesn't usually [..]


 
 

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Harrison Ford and Rachel McAdams in barely-there dress at Morning Glory pre

Harrison Ford and co-star Rachel McAdams appeared to be battling it out for the title of most alarming outfit at the UK [..]


 
 

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Ireland's 'morbidly obese cats' and runaway public sector pay

David Cameron thinks public sector is run by 'fat cats' he should look at Ireland where public salaries have remained [..]


 
 

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Elin Nordegren, New Boyfriend Getting Close?

Elin Nordegren is supposedly dating someone for the first time since divorcing Tiger Woods earlier this year. Who is this [..]


 
 

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Prince Harry & Chelsy Davy: Royal Wedding 2.0?

With Prince William and Kate's honeymoon officially underway, there's already talk of another royal wedding back in the UK. [..]


 
 

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Car production up for sixth month

Car production in the UK rose for the sixth straight month in November, according to industry figures.

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Buying and selling domain names is an alternate way to make money using property and needs minimal expense or time. You can [..]


 
 

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Orange unveils Intel-based mobile

Europe's first smartphone based on the US chipmaker's technology is to go on sale in the UK and France in June.


 
 

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Grangemouth could help shape the Scottish referendum | Martin Kettle

The SNP has cast itself as defender of the economy from the icy wind of global markets. What's icier than closure on the [..]


 
 

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Diamond Jubilee: Queen 'delighted' with Jubilee song, says Lloyd Webber

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Gary Barlow's musical celebration of the Diamond Jubilee - featuring Prince Harry on tambourine - [..]


 
 

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FTSE LIVE: Stocks struggle for momentum despite GDP growth; gains for Serco

London shares emerged from the red after official figures showed the UK economy grew by 0.8 per cent in the third quarter. [..]


 
 

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Tom Cruise, wild man of rock! But what does REAL eighties hellraiser Mike J

During his Eighties heyday Mick Jones of Foreigner was the archetypal rock star but he insists he wasn’t anything like [..]


 
 

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David Cameron: blame education not migration for factories' foreign labour

On visit to Mini plant in Oxford, PM says schools must produce young people who are 'fully capable' of doing such [..]


 
 

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Euro 2012 live blog: 11 June

• Turn on our auto-refresh tool for the latest updates• Email john.ashdown@guardian.co.uk with your thoughts• Get all the [..]


 
 

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Government defeated over Poundland case

Iain Duncan Smith's appeal to supreme court fails as justices rule work programmes were legally flawedThe government's "back [..]


 
 

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UK to Google: About Those Street View Records ...

Today in international tech news: The UK is reopening its investigation into Street View's data collection activities -- [..]


 
 

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Worldwide broadband speed report puts UK in 9TH place

Massachusetts-based researchers Akamai found the average UK user gets web speeds of just 8.4Mbps, a third of what's classed [..]


 
 

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Euro 2012 blog – live!

• Press refresh for the latest or turn on the auto-update• Email tom.bryant.casual@guardian.co.uk • Keep up with all our [..]


 
 

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How to spot an investment scam

Look out for the following signs to avoid becoming a victim of cold call investment scammersA little bit of common sense and [..]


 
 

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Open access is the future of academic publishing, says Finch report

Transition to open access could cost £60m a year but bring benefits for UK economy and increase efficiency of researchMaking [..]


 
 

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What is the scientist's role in society and how do we teach it?

Early career researchers need to learn how policy is made and assessed to encourage more joined-up thinking in scienceWill [..]