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Here is the full statement from David Cameron “Since the collapse of Greensill Capital, many questions have been raised about my dealings with Lex Greensill in government, and my subsequent involvement with the company. “I completely understand the public interest in this issue, given the impact of Greensill’s collapse on the hundreds of people who […]

Brit Award winner Celeste has described performing to an empty Royal Albert Hall at the Bafta film awards as a “unique opportunity”. The chart-topping soul singer, 26, was speaking as she arrived at the second of the two ceremonies for this year’s awards, which is going ahead without winners and nominees present. She is due […]

Police are trying to find the mother of a newborn baby who has been found dead on a supermarket car park. West Midlands Police Detective Inspector Jim Edmonds said the “truly tragic discovery” was made the Morrisons car park on the Black Country Route in Bilston on Sunday just after 9am. Officers, who were alerted […]

The Duke of Edinburgh was the person to whom the Queen could “unburden herself”, Sir John Major has said. Being head of state is “a very lonely position in many ways”, with a limited number of people available for the Queen to speak frankly with, the former prime minister said.. He said: “Consider the position […]

Gun salutes marking the death of the Duke of Edinburgh are to take place across the UK, in Gibraltar and at sea. Saluting batteries will fire 41 rounds at one round every minute from midday in cities including London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast, as well as Gibraltar and from Royal Navy warships, the Ministry of […]

Election campaigning has been suspended by political parties following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer spoke on Friday and agreed to the pause. Voters will make their decision at the ballot box on May 6, including for council and mayoral positions in England, the […]

A boss at the Royal Mint said the organisation had enjoyed a “long and close relationship” with the Duke of Edinburgh. Anne Jessopp, chief executive of the Royal Mint, said that on behalf of the Mint she wanted to express great sadness and heartfelt condolences at Philip’s death. She said that a committee chaired by […]

The makers of royal drama The Crown have said they are “deeply saddened” by the news of the death of the Duke of Edinburgh. Philip was played by Doctor Who star Matt Smith in the first two series of the lavish Netflix series, opposite Claire Foy as the Queen. He was replaced by Outlander actor […]

Crowds flocking to the gates of Buckingham Palace to pay respects to the Duke of Edinburgh show “what the monarchy really means to people”, according to one. As the Union flag flew at half-mast on the palace, hundreds of people gathered to lay flowers for Philip and read the framed plaque palace staff had placed […]

The Premier League and other sports competitions will pay their respects to the Duke of Edinburgh this weekend following his death at the age of 99. Buckingham Palace announced on Friday that Prince Philip had died. Tributes to his lifetime of service poured in from the world of sport, and sportsmen and women up and […]


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