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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall honoured Canada’s war dead during a poignant wreath laying ceremony. Charles and Camilla took part in the solemn event at the National War Memorial in the capital Ottawa as the second day of their tour began. In brilliant sunshine, the couple stood motionless as a bugler […]

Sir Michael Palin will visit Iraq for the first time in a new documentary series for Channel 5. Michael Palin: Into Iraq will be a three-part series and comes as a follow-up to the 2018 Bafta-nominated Michael Palin In North Korea. Sir Michael will work with the same crew that accompanied him on his trip […]

Sir Kenneth Branagh can be heard urging the British public to stay at home as he portrays Boris Johnson in Sky’s upcoming drama series about the Prime Minister’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Titled This England, the series follows the Prime Minister as he grapples with Covid-19, Brexit and controversy within his personal and political […]

The Duke of Sussex has announced that Colombia and Nigeria are joining his Invictus Games Foundation in a new “community” structure. Harry founded the Invictus Games to aid the rehabilitation of injured or sick military personnel and veterans from across the globe by giving them the challenge of competing in sporting events similar to the […]

Petrol and diesel prices have reached record highs, according to new figures. Statistics from data firm Experian Catalist show the average cost of a litre of petrol at UK forecourts on Tuesday was 167.6p. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) warned that retailers could be fined if it launches a formal investigation into the sector. […]

The Duke of Cambridge paid tribute to the “continued resilience” of the Royal Navy’s submariners and their families as he unveiled a new memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum. William gave a short speech on the Submarine Service during the unveiling ceremony at the Staffordshire site on Wednesday, in which he said: “You would be […]

A painting thought to be the earliest likeness of Gulliver’s Travels author Jonathan Swift has sold for more than £81,000 at auction, well above its estimated price. Swift is believed to be only 16 years old and a student at Dublin College in the portrait, which is attributed to the Irish artist Thomas Pooley (1646–1723). […]

Aston Villa’s Ezri Konsa could miss the start of next season with a knee injury. The defender came off in the 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace and is expected to be out for up to four months. Leon Bailey (ankle) remains out with Kortney Hause, while boss Steven Gerrard admitted goalkeeper Emi Martinez is a […]

“Alarming new records” for sea levels, ocean heat and concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere were set in 2021, experts said. The annual “state of the global climate report” from the UN’s World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) also said the oceans were becoming ever more acidic as carbon dioxide dissolved into sea water, threatening wildlife. […]

A Tory MP accused of rape and sexual assault offences spanning seven years has been released on bail pending further inquiries. Scotland Yard said the unnamed man in his 50s was also detained on suspicion of indecent assault, abuse of position of trust and misconduct in public office. Tory chief whip Chris Heaton-Harris urged the […]