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May 7, 2015 12:12 pm gmt |
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Britain’s Prince Harry greeted fans at Sydney Opera House on Thursday (May 7) morning, as the end of his tour of duty in Australia approaches. Prince Harry spent the past month in Australia as part of an exchange programme with the Australian Army and is set to finish on Saturday (May 9), local...
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May 7, 2015 11:45 am gmt |
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The former boss of tour operator Thomas Cook has refused to answer questions at the inquests into the deaths of two children who died while on holiday. Robert and Christiane Shepherd, from Horbury, Wakefield, died from carbon monoxide poisoning in Corfu in 2006. Manny Fontenla-Novoa exercised his leg...
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May 7, 2015 5:23 am gmt |
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The royal couple returned to Anmer Hall, their home on the Queen’s Sandringham Estate, with newborn Princess Charlotte yesterday (Wednesday). Anmer Hall, a Georgian mansion, is about two miles (3km) east of the Queen’s residence and dates back to about 1800, although some parts are much o...
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May 7, 2015 4:58 am gmt |
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Millions of people will be casting their votes in the UK general election later. Polls open at 07:00 BST at around 50,000 polling stations across the country. A total of 650 Westminster MPs will be elected, with about 50 million people registered to vote. As well as the general election, there are mo...
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May 7, 2015 4:56 am gmt |
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The UK’s third-largest supermarket chain reported a £72m loss in the year to 14 March. The results were hit by a number of one-off costs, including a writedown in the value of some of its stores. Excluding the one-off costs, underlying pre-tax profits fell 14.7% to £681m, compared with £798m th...
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May 6, 2015 9:30 am gmt |
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A 15-month-old girl should be taken from her ‘homophobic’ mother and sent to live with her wealthy gay father and his lover, a High Court judge has ruled. The mother lied when she agreed to become a surrogate for the gay couple’s desperately wanted child, Ms Justice Russell said. In fact, she really ...
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May 6, 2015 6:44 am gmt |
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Party leaders and candidates are making their last efforts for votes on the final day of campaigning before the general election polls open. Prime Minister David Cameron promised to keep Britain “on the road to a brighter future”, while Labour’s Ed Miliband pledged “a governme...
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May 5, 2015 11:51 am gmt |
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Princess Charlotte is expected to meet the Queen today for the first time. The Royal Baby  is thought to be being prepared to meet her great grandmother at Buckingham Palace three days after she was born. The child is Queen Elizabeth’s fifth great-grandchild and has captivated the nation since ...
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May 5, 2015 7:57 am gmt |
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Firefighters remain at a recycling plant in Newport following a blaze involving 50 tonnes of waste overnight. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service was called to the council’s waste recycling center on Docks Way, Maesglas, at about 17:00 BST on Monday. Six fire crews removed the waste from the bu...
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May 5, 2015 7:51 am gmt |
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Fresh evidence has emerged that authorities in Rotherham were warned about child sexual exploitation in 2003 and again in 2006. Police and council officials took no action despite being told organised gangs were grooming and abusing girls. Ex-South Yorkshire Police drugs analyst Angie Heal said she &...
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May 5, 2015 4:33 am gmt |
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The daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has been named as Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. The princess, who was born on Saturday in St Mary’s Hospital in London, will be known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. There had been speculation that her name would include that...
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May 4, 2015 7:55 am gmt |
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Gun salutes will take place in London later to mark the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s baby girl. Volleys will be fired by soldiers in Hyde Park and the Tower of London to honor the arrival of the new princess. Prince William and Catherine have not yet announced the name of their ...
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May 4, 2015 5:01 am gmt |
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David Cameron will push policies he claims cut tax for 30 million people, saying voters have an “inescapable choice” between him or . The Labour leader says people face “no bigger choice” than on the NHS and that the Tories want more privatization. The Lib Dems pledge to inves...
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May 3, 2015 1:08 pm gmt |
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The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are at the palace. Earlier, the Duchess of Cambridge’s mother, Carole Middleton, and her sister Pippa also arrived to meet their newest relative. The Cambridges will spend the next few days at Kensington Palace; afterwards they are expected to travel ...
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May 3, 2015 6:33 am gmt |
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The princess – who is fourth in line to the throne – was “safely delivered” at 08:34 BST, the palace statement said. The Duke of Cambridge, who was present for the birth of the 8lbs 3oz (3.7kg) baby girl, brought his 21-month-old son Prince George to visit his sister at St Mar...