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The Duke of Sussex has spoken about family life during a chat with James Corden, revealing that son Archie’s first word was “crocodile” and the Queen gave the one-year-old a waffle maker for Christmas. Harry addressed the controversy over The Crown’s portrayal of his family’s history and defended the Netflix regal drama, saying it does […]

Shamima Begum cannot return to the UK to pursue an appeal against the removal of her British citizenship, the Supreme Court has ruled. Ms Begum was 15 when she and two other east London schoolgirls travelled to Syria to join the so-called Islamic State group (IS) in February 2015. Her British citizenship was revoked on […]

Alex Salmond is set to appear before the inquiry looking into the botched handling of harassment complaints against him. Following weeks of legal wrangling over what evidence can and cannot be published, the former first minister will give evidence to the Committee on the Scottish Government Handling of Harassment Complaints at 12.30pm on Friday.   […]

Some of the first people to check into quarantine hotels are to be released on Friday morning. From last Monday, UK and Irish nationals returning to England from a “red list” country deemed at high risk for Covid-19 have had to self-isolate in hotels for 11 nights.   Hotel “guests” have complained about the £1,750 […]

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers took the blame for the Foxes’ meek Europa League exit to Slavia Prague. Second-half goals from Lukas Provod and Abdallah Sima helped Slavia deservedly win 2-0 on the night and on aggregate to reach the last 16.   Rodgers, who was missing the injured James Maddison and banned Kelechi Iheanacho, started […]

The Queen has urged those hesitant about the coronavirus jab to get vaccinated, as the Government prepares to publish details on the next phase of the rollout. The head of state, who was inoculated in January, said she understood that people who have never had a vaccine would find it “difficult” but encouraged them to […]

A US air strike has targeted facilities belonging to a powerful Iranian-backed Iraqi armed group in Syria. A spokesman for the Kataeb Hezbollah militia, or Hezbollah Brigades, said one of its militiamen was killed and several others were injured.   The official said the assault took place in an area along the border between the […]

The Education Secretary has insisted A-level and GCSE grades decided by teachers will be fair amid concerns that a “rock cake of grade inflation” could be baked into the system. Gavin Williamson confirmed to MPs that “no algorithm” will be used to decide grades this summer, with the judgment of teachers relied on instead and […]

David Walliams and Martin Clunes are among a number of high profile celebrities to have formally settled damages claims over phone hacking against a newspaper publisher at the High Court. The Britain’s Got Talent judge and Doc Martin star have received “substantial compensation” and a public apology after bringing legal action against Mirror Group Newspapers […]

Asda has launched consultations with around 5,000 staff over a major restructuring which could put around 3,000 back office store workers at risk. The supermarket giant said the restructuring has been driven by the “structural shift” towards online grocery shopping during the pandemic. The grocery firm said it also plans to create around 4,500 separate […]

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