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Alistair Darling, steady 'Scotland in UK' promoter

London-born Alistair Darling, with a law degree from Aberdeen University, first became an MP with the Labour Party in 1987, winning a seat in

London-born Alistair Darling, with a law degree from Aberdeen University, first became an MP with the Labour Party in 1987, winning a seat in

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Scotland: final pleas for and against independence from UK

In Scotland, “No” and “Yes” campaigners have made their final push to get their messages across to the Scottish people. Leader of the independence

In Scotland, “No” and “Yes” campaigners have made their final push to get their messages across to the Scottish people. Leader of the independence

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Memories, dreams and reflections of schooldays

We all have memories of school, good and bad. For the lucky ones school provides a solid foundation for individuals to go on and build successful and

We all have memories of school, good and bad. For the lucky ones school provides a solid foundation for individuals to go on and build successful and

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Still too many children not getting an education

This edition of Learning World looks at the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which include getting all the world’s primary aged children into

This edition of Learning World looks at the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) which include getting all the world’s primary aged children into

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Gordon Brown: how the Murdoch press attacks got personal

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown claims he’s the latest high profile victim of the News International hacking scandal. Brown has accused

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown claims he’s the latest high profile victim of the News International hacking scandal. Brown has accused

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No royal wedding cake for Blair and Brown

Sir Elton John will be there, a former Spice girl will be there. Even the governor of the tiny island of St Helena and his wife have received a

Sir Elton John will be there, a former Spice girl will be there. Even the governor of the tiny island of St Helena and his wife have received a

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Cameron rebuffs Brown's IMF boss bid

British Prime Minister David Cameron has indicated that his predecessor Gordon Brown is not the “most appropriate person” to bid for the top job at

British Prime Minister David Cameron has indicated that his predecessor Gordon Brown is not the “most appropriate person” to bid for the top job at

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Schwarzenegger meets Cameron

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger met David Cameron and hailed British troops as “true action heroes.”

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger met David Cameron and hailed British troops as “true action heroes.”

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Camerons moving to 'cramped' Downing St. flat

Number 10 Downing Street is not just a place of work. It was also Gordon Brown’s home. Toys belonging to the former prime minister’s children are

Number 10 Downing Street is not just a place of work. It was also Gordon Brown’s home. Toys belonging to the former prime minister’s children are

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Brown's 'dignified' Downing Street departure

Dignified. Human. Heartfelt. They are just some of the words used to describe Gordon Brown’s farewell speech as he put Britain’s premiership behind

Dignified. Human. Heartfelt. They are just some of the words used to describe Gordon Brown’s farewell speech as he put Britain’s premiership behind

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Brown goes as 13 years of Labour end

For five days Britain had no government and only a lame duck prime minister. On Tuesday night, Gordon Brown brought that period to an end, by

For five days Britain had no government and only a lame duck prime minister. On Tuesday night, Gordon Brown brought that period to an end, by

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Labour and Tories step up battle for power

As Britain continues its post-election hangover with still no new government in place, both Labour and the Conservatives have made dramatic bids for

As Britain continues its post-election hangover with still no new government in place, both Labour and the Conservatives have made dramatic bids for

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Brown but not out?: British PM tries to hold on

Gordon Brown left party headquarters under a cloud but the ball is still in his court. The day after the general election in the UK, the

Gordon Brown left party headquarters under a cloud but the ball is still in his court. The day after the general election in the UK, the

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Final campaigning in UK general election

As the countdown to Thursday’s UK general election begins, the main candidates have been squeezing in as much last minute campaigning as possible

As the countdown to Thursday’s UK general election begins, the main candidates have been squeezing in as much last minute campaigning as possible

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Labour candidate calls Brown 'Worst Prime Minister'

British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, is trying to remain positive after harsh criticism from a member of his own party. Speaking about the support

British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, is trying to remain positive after harsh criticism from a member of his own party. Speaking about the support

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Cameron comes out top after final TV debate

Opinion polls in the British election race have made David Cameron the winner of the third and last TV debate. The opposition Conservative leader’s

Opinion polls in the British election race have made David Cameron the winner of the third and last TV debate. The opposition Conservative leader’s

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Final leader debate ahead of UK elections

The leaders of the three main UK political parties have taken part in the final of the three live debates, ahead of the election next

The leaders of the three main UK political parties have taken part in the final of the three live debates, ahead of the election next

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"Bigot" gaffe haunts Britain's PM ahead of debate

It’s the third and final debate between the leaders of Britain’s main political parties but the contest risks being overshadowed by the fallout from

It’s the third and final debate between the leaders of Britain’s main political parties but the contest risks being overshadowed by the fallout from

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UK's political leaders prepare for live TV debate

Lights, camera, action… The leaders of Britain’s three main political parties are preparing to hold their first ever live TV debate. Prime

Lights, camera, action… The leaders of Britain’s three main political parties are preparing to hold their first ever live TV debate. Prime

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UK Liberal Democrats launch manifesto

In the UK, the opposition Liberal Democrats have unveiled their policy programme for next month’s election. The party focused on four main areas in

In the UK, the opposition Liberal Democrats have unveiled their policy programme for next month’s election. The party focused on four main areas in

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Brown and Cameron in parliamentary clash

It is a taste of the tone we can expect in Britain’s election campaign. A day after a ballot was called for May 6, the prime minister and

It is a taste of the tone we can expect in Britain’s election campaign. A day after a ballot was called for May 6, the prime minister and

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Britain's party leaders kick-start election

With the starting pistol fired, Britain’s main party leaders have leapt out of the blocks into the general election race. Prime Minister Gordon

With the starting pistol fired, Britain’s main party leaders have leapt out of the blocks into the general election race. Prime Minister Gordon

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Brown kicks off UK election race

The British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has announced as expected that the country’s general election will be held on May 6th. A month of fierce

The British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has announced as expected that the country’s general election will be held on May 6th. A month of fierce

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Gordon Brown sets out his election pledges

The British Prime Minister has kicked off what some will see as his election campaign, setting out his party’s core policy “pledges”. Speaking to

The British Prime Minister has kicked off what some will see as his election campaign, setting out his party’s core policy “pledges”. Speaking to

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Last UK budget before tight election race

It is a crucial day for Britain’s Labour government as it delivers the last budget ahead of the general election expected in May. The Finance

It is a crucial day for Britain’s Labour government as it delivers the last budget ahead of the general election expected in May. The Finance

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Sarkozy accuses the US of protectionism

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has accused the United States of protectionism over its handling of a 36 billion euro contract for refuelling planes

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has accused the United States of protectionism over its handling of a 36 billion euro contract for refuelling planes

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Brown confident on UK credit rating

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said he believed the UK will keep its coveted AAA credit rating despite a record deficit. Setting out his

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has said he believed the UK will keep its coveted AAA credit rating despite a record deficit. Setting out his