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What the papers say – June 13

Wednesday  10:00,   13 june 2018

Brexit and the Singapore summit dominate the headlines.The Times leads with a picture of the US and North Korean leaders above a story about the United States calling an end to “war games” on the Korean[...]

Fury as Prince Edward takes '£37,000' taxpayer-funded private jet for 133-mile trip between engagements (when the train would have cost £250)

Wednesday  09:50,   13 june 2018

The Queen's youngest son, 54, travelled between Poole in Dorset and Tamworth, Staffordshire, to attend an event marking the death 1,100 years ago of Anglo-Saxon ruler Aethelflaed.The Queen's youngest son, 54, travelled between Poole in Dorset[...]

Secret WW2 exercise that killed UK soldiers revealed

Wednesday  06:45,   13 june 2018

Today marks the 75th anniversary of a military blunder on a secret wartime training exercise that resulted in the deaths of seven British soldiers on UK soil. The mistakes happened on a D-Day training exercise on 13 June 1943, and led to the[...]

MPs launch inquiry into protecting British war veterans from prosecution

Tuesday  20:30,   12 june 2018

The Defence committee said former soldiers facing investigations into Troubles-related fatalities in Northern Ireland should be safeguarded.The Defence committee called for former soldiers facing investigations into Troubles-related fatalities in[...]

EU set to shut UK, US out of defence fund: officials

Tuesday  20:00,   12 june 2018

The European Union will on Wednesday present its new 13-billion-euro defence fund, but conditions for taking part will shut out "third countries" including post-Brexit Britain and the United States, officials have told AFP. The European[...]

Charles meets ex-IRA bomber Gerry Kelly on Belfast visit

Tuesday  19:39,   12 june 2018

Mr Kelly escaped from Northern Ireland’s high-security Maze Prison in 1983 while serving a jail sentence for the 1973 bombing of the Old Bailey. MSN has launched a campaign to tackle loneliness, which affects 9 million across all age groups and[...]

Will more ministers resign over direction of Brexit?

Tuesday  15:06,   12 june 2018

The resignation of Justice minister Phillip Lee is a significant blow to the government on the morning of an already tight vote on the EU Withdrawal Bill. Dr Lee has long harboured doubts about the current Brexit strategy, but has chosen to act[...]

What the papers say – June 12

Tuesday  10:00,   12 june 2018

Impending votes on Brexit feature prominently on the fronts.MPs are due to vote on key legislation as the EU (Withdrawal) Bill returns to the Commons, with Theresa May facing 48 hours of parliamentary[...]

South Korea’s Last Polar Bear Heading For Retirement... In Doncaster

Monday  15:46,   11 june 2018

South Korea’s last polar bear is heading for retirement in Doncaster, after living in the Everland theme park, south of the capital Seoul, for much of his life. Tongki, who is 24, will be joining the Yorkshire Wildlife Park, which announced on[...]

Lottery jackpot winner who scooped £148million is dumped by his latest lover after she found emails he sent to an ex

Monday  14:15,   11 june 2018

Millionaire Adrian Bayford, 47, found himself single after Lisa Kemp, 40, ended their relationship once finding saucy messages he sent to his ex, Polish sausage factory worker Marta Jarosz.Millionaire Adrian Bayford, 47, found himself single again[...]

Corpse flower comes to life and causes a stink – for 48 hours only

Sunday  17:55,   10 june 2018

Insect pollinators will be lured by the foul scent, likened to the smell of rotting flesh. In full bloom, the flower produces its own heat to help spread the smell.Originating from Indonesia, the plant – proper name Amorphophallus titanum – is the[...]

Theresa May dismisses leaked Boris recordings

Friday  20:10,   08 june 2018

Theresa May has dismissed leaked audio recordings of a speech by Boris Johnson in which he openly criticised her handling of Brexit.   Asked whether she expected an apology from the foreign secretary for undermining her position, the prime [...]

May begins round of diplomacy at stormy G7 summit

Friday  16:25,   08 june 2018

Theresa May and other leaders are at odds with Donald Trump’s trade policies. The Prime Minister is expected to have formal meetings with the leaders of all the G7 countries at the group’s summit in Canada – except the US president.The US leader[...]

Boris 'not fit for high office' - Sturgeon

Friday  15:52,   08 june 2018

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has strongly criticised Boris Johnson saying he is "not fit for high office".She was responding to remarks by the foreign secretary criticising Britain's Brexit[...]

Pippa uses Waitrose column to announce pregnancy

Friday  12:50,   08 june 2018

Pippa Middleton has used her Waitrose magazine column to announce that she is pregnant with her first child. The sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, who is married to hedge fund manager James Matthews, told readers of her monthly fitness and[...]