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They’ve seen it on a visit to Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have viewed the first official joint portrait of themselves on a visit to Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum. The painting, commissioned last year as a gift for the people of Cambridgeshire, shows the pair standing side-by-side, with Kate in an elegant […]

The child has been taken into care A Nigerian politician has been charged with allegedly plotting to harvest the organs of a child in the UK. Ike Ekweremadu, 60, a district senator and lawyer, has been charged alongside a second defendant, Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55, with conspiracy to arrange and/or facilitate travel of another person […]

The Prince of Wales apparently described the plans as ‘appalling’ Boris Johnson said he will stress the “obvious merits” of his Rwanda asylum policy to the Prince of Wales when they hold talks in Kigali after Charles’s reported criticism. The Prime Minister struck out at “condescending” opponents of plans to forcibly remove migrants to the […]

Teachers going on strike would be “unforgiveable”, Nadhim Zahawi said as the biggest teachers’ union warned of industrial action over pay and workload. The Education Secretary said such a move would be “irresponsible” in the wake of the upheaval to children’s learning caused by the pandemic. It came after the National Education Union (NEU) said […]

Jill Scott has described waiting for England’s squad announcement for next month’s home European Championship as “probably one of the worst days of my life”. Lionesses head coach Sarina Wiegman named her final 23-player squad last week and Scott, behind only Fara Williams as England’s most capped women’s player, feared she would not make the […]

More than half of employees in Scotland are now working from home either all or part of the time, research has found. A new report by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) found 15% of employees in Scotland are now fully working from home, while 39% work in a hybrid pattern. Lee Ann […]

More than a third of consumers say buy now, pay later (BNPL) has become more appealing in the cost-of-living crisis as one in three users report such schemes have left them with unmanageable debt. BNPL users are now paying off 4.8 purchases on average – up from 2.6 in February – with the average amount […]

The National Gallery has announced plans to celebrate 200 years with a year-long festival of “art, creativity and imagination”. The Trafalgar Square art gallery was founded in 1824 and houses a collection of more than 2,300 paintings dating from the 13th to 20th centuries. On May 10 2024 the National Gallery will celebrate its bicentenary […]

Boris Johnson has struck out at “condescending” opponents of his scheme to send asylum seekers to Rwanda ahead of talks with reported critic the Prince of Wales. The Prime Minister defended the faltering flagship policy as he prepared to fly to Kigali, where he will meet Charles for a discussion over cups of tea. The […]

A dog search team which specialises in recovering human bodies is stepping up its training ahead of an expected deployment to Ukraine. Springer spaniel Bracken, sprocker Bramble and Dougal, a Labrador-springer spaniel mix, are travelling to Italy on Thursday to hone their skills while on standby for a trip to the war zone. Handlers John […]

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