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More than 70 aircraft to take part in six minute Platinum Jubilee flypast

A six-minute flypast of more than 70 aircraft will complete the Queen’s birthday parade as part of Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Dozens of aircraft from the Royal Navy, the Army and Royal Air Force will soar over Buckingham Palace on Thursday June 2, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said. The Queen is expected to watch the flypast from the palace balcony with other members of the royal family. The monarch has […]

todayMay 15, 2022 18


Prescribe fitness classes to more obese and inactive people

That's according to new analysis from the District Councils’ Network More people who are obese and inactive should be prescribed exercise classes at local leisure centres, according to councils. New analysis from the District Councils’ Network (DCN), which commissioned experts at the University of East Anglia, suggests nearly a third of people currently do less than 30 minutes of physical activity per week. The report found that if GPs prescribed […]

todayMay 14, 2022 17


Princely sums paid for properties in streets with royal related names

That's according to analysis by Savills The prestige of living in a street with a name which has royal associations can help to generate a princely sum for homeowners, research suggests. Streets with names including words such as queen and crown often have homes worth higher than the average house price at £323,196, according to Savills. The property firm carried out the analysis to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. […]

todayMay 14, 2022 28


Duke of Cambridge presents Deborah James with damehood at family home

The 40-year-old, known online as Bowel Babe, was honoured for her “tireless campaigning” to raise awareness of bowel cancer The Duke of Cambridge has presented podcast host Deborah James with a damehood at her family home. The 40-year-old, known online as Bowel Babe, was honoured for her “tireless campaigning” to raise awareness of bowel cancer. Dame Deborah posted pictures of William with herself and her family on Instagram and said […]

todayMay 14, 2022 39


Vettel tells young offenders they could get jobs in Formula One

Professional racing driver Sebastian Vettel has told young offenders that “prejudice” against their criminal records should not stop them from working in Formula One during a visit to a prison with the Justice Secretary. Vettel, who races in F1 for Aston Martin, made a pit stop at HMP Feltham, a prison and young offender institute in west London, and cut the ribbon to open a new car workshop for the […]

todayMay 13, 2022 54


Queen shown with sunglasses tattoos and as X ray in Jubilee exhibition

Cutting-edge portraits of the Queen by up to 52 urban, graffiti and contemporary artists are going on show to mark her Platinum Jubilee. Serving as a muse to the established and emerging international artists, the 96-year-old monarch has been hailed as a “true icon” and a “cultural inspiration” as she celebrates her 70-year reign. Alternative pieces by musician and graffiti artist Goldie, who depicts a young Elizabeth II against a […]

todayMay 13, 2022 24


Jordan Spieth looking for career grand slam at US PGA Championship

Following Rory McIlroy’s best attempt yet at completing the career grand slam, it will be Jordan Spieth’s turn in similar circumstances at the US PGA Championship. McIlroy admitted he was happy to undertake his preparation at Augusta National largely “unhindered” thanks to the presence of a certain Tiger Woods, the last of the five men to have won all four major titles. At Southern Hills, it will be the presence […]

todayMay 13, 2022 17


Johnson refuses to rule out windfall tax on energy giants

Boris Johnson has refused to rule out a windfall tax on the profits of the energy companies to help relieve the pressure of the cost-of-living squeeze. Chancellor Rishi Sunak has reportedly told Treasury officials to examine plans for a levy on the soaring profits of the oil and gas giants. It follows an admission by BP chief executive Bernard Looney, who said his firm’s investment plans would not be affected […]

todayMay 12, 2022 19


Milly Dowler killer requests permission to marry in prison

Serial killer Levi Bellfield is engaged and has requested a prison wedding, the Ministry of Justice has confirmed. Bellfield has applied for permission to marry a woman while he is serving two whole life orders for murdering Marsha McDonnell, Amelie Delagrange and Milly Dowler. Former Justice Secretary Robert Buckland told The Sun newspaper, which first reported the news, that the proposed prison nuptials “beggars belief”. He added: “Milly never got […]

todayMay 12, 2022 21