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Desert Crown storms to glorious victory in Epsom Derby

Princess Anne was there, with the Queen reportedly watching on TV at Windsor Castle Memories of 1981 came flooding back as Desert Crown stormed to success in the Cazoo Derby, to provide Sir Michael Stoute with his sixth victory in the premier Classic. It was that year that Stoute first struck gold at Epsom with the incomparable Shergar, but the 2022 model, a lightly-raced son of Nathaniel, did his best […]

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Post Office workers Strike

Dispute over pay Post Office workers have launched a fresh strike in a dispute over pay. Members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) at Crown Post Offices – the larger branches often sited on high streets – walked out on Saturday. Union members in administration and supply chain networks will strike on Monday. It is the second bout of industrial action since the dispute flared and the union is not […]

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Lilibets first birthday

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s daughter Lilibet is spending her first birthday in the UK as the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations continue. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s daughter Lilibet is spending her first birthday in the UK as the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations continue. Harry and Meghan’s second child, born at 11.40am on Friday June 4, 2021 at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in California, was named in honour […]

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Rail disruptions this weekend

Union members walk out Rail passengers are being warned of significant disruption to services over the bank holiday weekend because of striking workers. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union at the TransPennine Express (TPE) have walked out in a long-running dispute over pay amid the cost-of-living crisis. TPE urged people not to travel on Saturday or Sunday, saying it will be running an amended timetable on both […]

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100 days Russia Ukraine war by the numbers

One hundred days into Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the war has brought the world a near-daily drumbeat of gut-wrenching scenes. Civilian corpses in the streets of Bucha; a blown-up theatre in Mariupol; the chaos at a Kramatorsk train station in the wake of a Russian missile strike. Those images tell just a part of the overall picture of Europe’s worst armed conflict in decades. Here is a look at some […]

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Ringo Starr receives honorary degree from Boston music school

Ringo Starr has finally made it to Boston to receive his honorary degree from the Berklee College of Music. The school originally announced that the Beatles drummer would receive a doctorate in music at commencement ceremonies in May, but Starr was unable to attend then and instead addressed the graduating class in a recorded statement. But with Starr and his All Starr Band in town for a show, the school […]

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California pub ensures British expats are not left out over Jubilee weekend

Bunting, afternoon tea and a Queen Elizabeth impersonator are among the things ensuring that British expats more than 5,000 miles from home do not miss out on the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Ye Olde Kings Head, a traditional British pub in Santa Monica, California, is pulling out all the stops to ensure that those living stateside can get a “piece of the action” over the holiday weekend. Established in 1974, the […]

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Archbishop praises the Queen

Queen hailed for her stoic approach The Archbishop of Canterbury has praised the Queen for her “stoicism” at her husband’s funeral, adding that he wishes there were “more of us” who had “quite that sense of just going to do the right thing”. Reflecting on a photograph of the Queen alone at the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral in April last year, in compliance with Covid rules at the time, the […]

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Palestinian man killed

A 29 year old man killed at the Dheisheh refugee camp in West Bank Israeli forces have shot and killed a Palestinian in the West Bank, officials said. The Palestinian health ministry identified the man as Ayman Mheisen, 29. The Israeli military said forces operating in the Dheisheh refugee camp in the West Bank city of Bethlehem were pelted with rocks and explosive devices. The troops responded with live fire, […]

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