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May 31, 2015 6:26 am gmt |
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The Duke of Cambridge has urged world football governing body Fifa to “show that it can represent the interests of fair play and put the sport first”. Prince William, the president of the FA, made his comments during a speech before the cup final at Wembley. He urged sponsors and other ba...
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May 30, 2015 3:40 am gmt |
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People who have filed late tax returns have been let off paying a £100 fine for missing the deadline, HM Revenue and Customs has confirmed. But the penalty has only been waived for individuals who provide a “reasonable” excuse for being late. The development was disclosed to the Daily Tel...
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May 29, 2015 10:52 am gmt |
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Poland was firm in its talks with Prime Minister David Cameron over the situation of Polish immigrants in Britain and rejected changing EU treaties, ministers from the Eastern European country said. British Prime Minister, David Cameron, held talks with the Polish Prime Minister, Ewa Kopacz, in the c...
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May 29, 2015 5:53 am gmt |
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A British navy ship rescued hundreds of migrants from their stricken craft in the central Mediterranean on Thursday (May 28). HMS Bulwark recovered 369 migrants crammed into a heavily overcrowded wooden hulled boat which was located in the waters just north of Libya. The ship dispatched five of its l...
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May 29, 2015 5:51 am gmt |
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After six Grammy nominations, several hit songs and numerous sold out concerts, singer Ed Sheeran donated three hours to Madame Tussuads sculptors who worked to create his likeness, which was revealed on Thursday (May 28) in New York. “They put you in grey underwear and a grey vest. And you sta...
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May 29, 2015 5:11 am gmt |
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David Cameron will try to persuade German Chancellor Angela Merkel to back him over EU reforms as the two leaders hold face-to-face talks later. The PM is on a whistle-stop tour of Europe trying to gather support for changes he wants before holding the UK’s EU membership referendum. He urged hi...
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May 28, 2015 9:57 am gmt |
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Some 73% of fresh shop-bought chicken tested positive for food poisoning bug campylobacter in a year-long study by the Food Standards Agency(FSA). The survey tested about 4,000 samples of whole raw chickens bought from UK retail outlets and independent stores. All of the major retailers failed to rea...
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May 28, 2015 4:48 am gmt |
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The Ukip MP, Douglas Carswell, has been escorted away in a police van after he was surrounded by anti-austerity protesters in central London. Carswell later tweeted that he had been waiting for a bus when he was attacked by a crowd, describing it as “very very nasty”. The MP said he had been engaged ...
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May 28, 2015 4:44 am gmt |
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Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is to stand down from his role as Middle East envoy representing the US, Russia, the UN and the EU, sources confirm. He will leave the role next month after he fulfills “outstanding commitments”, a source close to Mr Blair told the BBC. Mr Blair, who to...
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May 28, 2015 4:41 am gmt |
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Legislation giving more powers to the Scottish Parliament is due to begin its journey through Westminster. The Scotland Bill, outlined in the Queen’s Speech, could become law by February 2016 if approved by MPs. David Cameron said the legislation would make Scotland the most powerful devolved a...
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May 28, 2015 4:37 am gmt |
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David Cameron is starting a tour of European capitals as a bill paving the way for the UK’s EU referendum is launched in the House of Commons. The prime minister will attempt to persuade the Dutch, French, Polish and German premiers to back his changes to the UK’s EU membership. The EU Re...
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May 27, 2015 5:16 am gmt |
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An EU referendum, tax cuts for low-earners and an extension of Right to Buy will be promised in the first all-Conservative Queen’s Speech since 1996. Prime Minister David Cameron said the speech would set out a “clear vision for what our country can be”. Labour said the reality woul...
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May 26, 2015 9:29 am gmt |
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Prince Andrew has been spotted wearing an 18 carat gold Apple Watch, worth a cool £12,000. The royal was snapped with the expensive wrist wear at an event at Buckingham Palace earlier this week. He also posted a picture of himself sporting the space-age timepiece on his Twitter profile to his 79,000 ...
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May 26, 2015 9:15 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister David Cameron hosted European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker for talks at his official country residence yesterday (Monday), as he continued to effort for support for his programme to reform the European Union (EU). The meeting took place at the Chequers in Buckingham...
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May 25, 2015 10:19 am gmt |
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Northern Ireland’s first minister Peter Robinson has been admitted to hospital with a suspected heart attack. Mr Robinson, 66, was taken to the Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, today (Monday) morning after he became ill. He was then transferred to Belfast’s Royal Victoria Hospital where he is ...