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June 2, 2015 8:55 am gmt |
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The UK must be prepared to walk away from the EU if sufficient reform is not achieved, Boris Johnson has said. In his first Common speech since returning as an MP, Mr Johnson said he believed David Cameron would be successful in his EU negotiations. But the London mayor said the UK had to be willing ...
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June 2, 2015 8:53 am gmt |
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Former Liberal Democrat Party leader Charles Kennedy has died at his home in Scotland aged 55, his family has said. The Scottish ex-MP’s death was not believed to be suspicious and the cause of death has yet to be confirmed. Mr Kennedy, who led his party from 1999 to 2006, lost his seat in the ...
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June 1, 2015 6:44 am gmt |
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A Royal Marine trainee has collapsed and died on a exercise on Dartmoor. The man, who has not been named, was based at the Commando Training Centre at Lympstone, Devon, and was taking part in a 30-mile (48km) march. A spokesman for the Ministry of Defence said the cause of death was unknown. He said:...
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June 1, 2015 6:42 am gmt |
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School children in the UK are being used to pickpocket, shoplift and beg as part of criminal operations, the anti-slavery commissioner has warned. Kevin Hyland said more needed to be done to stop youngsters being exploited by criminal enterprises. He said “Oliver Twist scenarios” were hap...
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May 31, 2015 2:11 pm gmt |
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Talks aimed at averting a national strike by Network Rail workers in a dispute over pay have entered a third day. Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union members are set to hold a 24-hour strike from 17:00 BST on 4 June and a 48-hour strike from 17:00 BST on 9 June. On Thursday the union […]...
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May 31, 2015 12:34 pm gmt |
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Two UK banks have started internal reviews into whether they were used for corrupt payments by Fifa officials, the BBC understands. The FBI referred to Standard Chartered and Barclays – and HSBC – on Wednesday in the indictment of 14 people but did not accuse them of any wrongdoing. Seven...
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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...