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Prince Charles welcomes ‘decisive action’ against ‘global plastics plague’

Tuesday  19:01,   05 june 2018

He highlighted support for efforts to tackle waste in oceans in a pre-recorded video message broadcast at a major Cardiff summit. The conference is part of a number of events that marked the arrival of yachts in the Welsh capital taking part in[...]

Princess Diana’s Handwritten Letter Before Prince Charles Engagement Up For Auction

Tuesday  16:27,   05 june 2018

The handwritten letter Princess Diana wrote at the age of 19 is up for bidding at Julien's Auction. Princess Diana’s handwritten note to her hosts from 1980 is now up for[...]

Teacher accused of ‘feeding live puppy to snapping turtle’ in front of students

Monday  17:50,   04 june 2018

Robert Crosland may fail jail term if convicted over alleged incident at Idaho schoolRobert Crosland, who kept exotic animals in a tank in his biology class at Preston Junior High School, in Idaho, could be jailed for up to six months [...]

Lush 'intimidated by ex-police' over campaign

Saturday  23:05,   02 june 2018

Cosmetics company Lush has said it has taken its controversial campaign down from some shops due to "intimidation" of their staff by ex-police officers. The company sparked outrage over its latest ad campaign that claimed police have been [...]

London Bridge Terror Attack: One Year On, Here's How Things Have Changed

Saturday  08:35,   02 june 2018

Jack Applebee was smoking a cigarette outside his fish restaurant in Borough Market when a woman ran towards him, shouting: “It’s a terror attack, run! ”Applebee sprang into action. He told customers and staff to get to the back of the restaurant,[...]

Skripal poisoning: Police 'face Russian obstruction'

Friday  13:21,   01 june 2018

A former counter-terror detective says police investigating the poisoning of spy Sergei Skripal must be prepared for obstruction if they pursue suspects in Russia. Brian Tarpey accused Russian authorities of "playing games" with him and colleagues[...]

Former Ipswich mayor wins bid for UK citizenship

Friday  11:41,   01 june 2018

The Home Office has apologised for refusing Inga Lockington’s original application.Inga Lockington, a Danish national who has lived in the UK since marrying her husband Tim in 1979, said she was pleased the issue was being[...]

Women swallow abortion pills at Belfast protest

Thursday  16:10,   31 may 2018

Police have confiscated abortion pills from campaigners after a number of women swallowed the medication at a protest in Belfast. Taking the tablets in Northern Ireland is against the law - unless a woman's life is at risk or there is a permanent[...]

Sailor stranded for 15 months on ship moored at Great Yarmouth in legal dispute

Thursday  14:10,   31 may 2018

The Indian crew do not know when they will be able to return home as a union says the legal dispute is at a stalemate.Captain Nikesh Rastogi, 43, from Mumbai, said he was contracted as part of a 13-strong replacement crew for the offshore supply[...]

'I’ve been treated for cancer of the voice box’ reveals children’s author Michael Morpurgo

Thursday  05:25,   31 may 2018

Popular children's author Sir Michael Morpurgo, 74, has had radiotherapy for cancer of the larynx at the Royal Marsden hospital in London, he revealed yesterday.The children’s author, 74, said he was treated successfully at The Royal Marsden[...]

Plea for tougher penalties for drivers using phones

Thursday  04:40,   31 may 2018

The family of a toddler left brain-damaged after a road accident are calling for tougher sentences for those found guilty of causing serious injury whilst driving.  Kai Khetani, who was two years old at the time of the accident in 2016, was[...]

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle forced to return some of their wedding gifts

Wednesday  21:20,   30 may 2018

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had to return some of their royal wedding gifts – here's why…The reason is simple. Royals are not allowed to receive freebies from businesses or people they do not personally know, to prevent them being exploited[...]

Grenfell fraudsters face jail after claiming £125k

Wednesday  16:37,   30 may 2018

A man and a woman who received £125,000 after falsely claiming they lived in Grenfell Tower have pleaded guilty to fraud. Illegal immigrants Elaine Douglas, 51, and Tommy Brooks, 52, told authorities they had lived on the high rise's 19th floor.To[...]

Missing schoolgirl found with mother in Poland

Wednesday  16:10,   30 may 2018

Serena Alexander-Benson, 13, vanished on May 25 when she failed to arrive at school.Serena Alexander-Benson, 13, is in the country with her mother, Scotland Yard said, and police are investigating whether any crime has been[...]

Austria calls for overhaul of EU free movement

Wednesday  15:01,   30 may 2018

Austria's vice-chancellor has called for EU member states to discuss reform of free movement ahead of his country taking over the bloc's rotating presidency.Heinz-Christian Strache, who leads the eurosceptic and far-right Freedom Party,[...]