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Scottish prisoners refused right to vote in referendum by supreme court

Court dismisses attempt by Leslie Moohan and Andrew Gillon, serving life sentences for murder, to overturn voting banA bid [..]


 
 

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IMF predicts Britain's GDP growth rate will surge to 3.2% by year end

Body ups forecast for UK's GDP growth for second time this year, after 2013 warning austerity policies could trigger [..]


 
 

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IMF lowers global growth forecast

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has lowered its forecast for global economic growth this year, from 3.7% to 3.4% but [..]


 
 

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Tourists visiting Australia rise by largest number in almost a decade

Continuing growth among Asian markets and US and UK recovery feed 8.2% increase in tourist numbers, according to report [..]


 
 

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Power firms fined another £3.3million for leaving customers in the dark ov

Regulator Ofgem hit SSE and UK Power Networks with extra fines, as it more than doubled the compensation families will get [..]


 
 

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Morning Call: Mostly dry and warm - Shower risk south-west, Jul 24 - 05:43

Cooler eastern coasts Good morning, Most of the UK are dry and warm again today with plenty of sunshine, once any early [..]


 
 

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Labours betting levy to be used for grassroots and problem gambling

UK gambling industry had net revenues of over £6bn in 2013 Offshore element of many bookmakers an obstacle Continue reading...


 
 

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Bank of England holds interest rates amid concern for wage growth

Mark Carney says rates will need to rise as UK economy recovers, but monetary policy committee has no preset planBank of [..]


 
 

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Digging up trouble: beware the curse of King Tutankhamun

The ancient Egyptian boy-king's tomb was excavated in 1923, then people started dropping like flies. A new exhibition [..]


 
 

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Statham’s past as diver revealed

ACTION star Jason Statham is a man of hidden talents — with new video showing he represented the UK in diving at the [..]


 
 

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UK Forecast: Fine and warm - Showers in south-west, Jul 23 - 15:27

Thursday Another fair and warm day for most of the UK and Ireland, with plenty of sunshine. Early low level mist patches [..]


 
 

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New net users shun UK porn filters

The vast majority of new broadband customers are declining to sign up to "child friendly" filters when prompted to do so by [..]


 
 

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PayPal to advance cash to businesses

Online payments firm PayPal is to advance cash to UK small businesses from the early autumn as an alternative to traditional [..]


 
 

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UK 'still exporting arms' to Russia

The UK is still exporting millions of pounds worth of arms and other military equipment to Russia., despite concerns over [..]


 
 

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Royal Mail shares drop to their lowest level since privatisation

Royal Mail has warned its UK parcels business has been hit by fierce competition and Amazon’s decision to scrap free [..]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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MP calls for transparency over green taxes on energy bills

Cost of levies should be published to ensure 'rational debate' on new low-carbon energy infrastructure in the UK, says Tim [..]


 
 

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Barclays 'aiding digital cash probe'

One of the accounts of the belonging to seized digital money service Liberty Reserve was held by UK bank Barclays in Spain, [..]


 
 

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UK faces superfast digital divide

Fast net services are full-speed ahead for the majority but network operators warn 10% of the UK will not get them for at [..]


 
 

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UK construction returns to growth

The UK construction sector returns to growth after a rise in house building activity, a closely-watched survey indicates.


 
 

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Eurozone crisis blamed as UK jobs market faces 'painful contraction'

Report warns of worsening employment outlook as Treasury secretary says European crisis 'casting a long shadow'The UK jobs [..]


 
 

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Markets fall on EU and US worries

Better-than-expected growth in the UK service sector was not enough to stop European markets falling on Wednesday.


 
 

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Can vulture funds be prevented from preying on poor countries? | Mark Tran

Firms that buy up the debt of poor countries and then try to force them to pay up are being hobbled by legislation in the [..]


 
 

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Scottish independence: David Cameron to say UK should be pulling together

Prime minister will cite Olympic success and second world war as he calls on Scotland to stay part of UKThe United Kingdom [..]


 
 

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Unexpected rise in retail sales

UK retail sales unexpectedly rose 0.6% month-on-month in October, the Office for National Statistics says.


 
 

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UK lawmakers meet to thrash out bank reforms

LONDON (Reuters) - New proposals to improve standards and culture within UK banks will be thrashed out by British lawmakers [..]


 
 

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Phoenix confirms bid approaches as Resolution walks

Shares of Phoenix, the UK's biggest owner of 'zombie insurance funds', will be in big demand today after the company [..]


 
 

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North Sea oil review to look at maximising UK production

Sir Ian Wood will lead study into ways to extend life of ageing rigs, improve efficiency and extract hard-to-reach [..]


 
 

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Napoli v Manchester City - live!

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


 
 

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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 [..]