William and Harry to tour memorial garden on eve of 20th anniversary of mother’s death

William and Harry to tour memorial garden on eve of 20th anniversary of mother’s death

Thousands of flowers have been planted in memory of the princess as her sons lead tributes to her 20 years on since her death. The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry are to pay tribute to their mother, Princess Diana, with a visit to her memorial garden on the eve of the 20th anniversary of her death. Joined by the Duchess of Cambridge, they will tour the White Garden in the grounds of Kensington Palace….

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‘Flexibility and imagination’ needed for new Brexit talks, says David Davis

‘Flexibility and imagination’ needed for new Brexit talks, says David Davis

David Davis has called on the EU to demonstrate “flexibility and imagination” as the third round of Brexit talks begins in Brussels. The Brexit Secretary wants to broaden discussions beyond our divorce from the European Union to include future trade relations. And while both sides accept progress has been made on the issues of citizens’ rights, the Irish border and the so-called “divorce bill”, the European Union insists there has not been enough progress. Michel…

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Johnson refuses to back Theresa May’s policy on foreign students

Johnson refuses to back Theresa May’s policy on foreign students

The PM insists overseas students should continue to be included in the net migration figures, but some in the Cabinet disagree. Boris Johnson has risked reopening Cabinet divisions about foreign students after refusing three times to support the Prime Minister’s stance. The Foreign Secretary was asked repeatedly if he agreed with Theresa May that international students should continue to be included in the net migration figures – which the Government is trying to bring down….

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Europe-wide alert for Barcelona van driver

Europe-wide alert for Barcelona van driver

Have you seen this man? Police searching for suspect Younes Abouyaaquob warn the fugitive is “dangerous and could be armed”. The hunt for the man suspected of driving the van in the Barcelona terror crash has been extended to other European countries – as police confirmed a 15th victim of the twin attacks in Spain. Pau Perez was found stabbed to death in a car which is believed to have been used by one of…

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Missing Reporter “Kim Wall” died in accident on submarine.

Missing Reporter “Kim Wall” died in accident on submarine.

A Danish inventor has told police that a reporter declared missing after visiting his submarine died in an accident at sea. According to a police statement released on Monday, Peter Madsen told officers he subsequently dumped her body in water near Copenhagen. Ms Wall, a 30-year-old Swedish journalist, had been interviewing Mr Madsen on board the Nautilus submarine he designed and built with crowdfunding support. The Danish Navy rescued Mr Madsen from the vessel as…

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Second man arrested over alleged kidnapping of British model Chloe Ayling

Second man arrested over alleged kidnapping of British model Chloe Ayling

The brother of the chief suspect in the alleged kidnapping plot has been arrested by police in Birmingham A second man has been arrested by police investigating the alleged kidnapping of a British model. Michal Konrad Herba, 36, was arrested in Birmingham on a European arrest warrant on Wednesday, the National Crime Agency said. He is the brother of chief suspect Lukasz Pawel Herba, who has been charged in Italy with the kidnapping of 20-year-old…

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Brexit: UK position paper opposes Irish border posts

Brexit: UK position paper opposes Irish border posts

The Government is set to outline how it hopes to maintain a “frictionless and seamless” border between Northern Ireland and the Republic when the UK leaves the customs union. A position paper will recommend spot vehicle checks and the use of number plate recognition technology instead of physical infrastructure like customs posts. Image: The border was once one of the most heavily fortified in western Europe Ireland’s Prime Minister Leo Varadkar had urged Theresa May…

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HMS Queen Elizabeth: Navy’s new flagship a true feat of engineering

HMS Queen Elizabeth: Navy’s new flagship a true feat of engineering

My first introduction to the awe-inspiring power of the Royal Navy’s carrier force came aged just 10 years old, on a visit to see HMS Ark Royal R09 in Edinburgh. It was the very last of Britain’s more traditional carriers, those that use catapults to launch fixed-wing aircraft and arrester wires to catch them on landing – the model still adopted today by the US and France. For a young lad, spending the day on…

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Manchester attack: Homeless ‘hero’ accused of stealing bank card amid terror

Manchester attack: Homeless ‘hero’ accused of stealing bank card amid terror

Chris Parker, who was lauded for tending to victims of the Manchester Arena attack, will appear in court on two charges of theft A homeless man who was hailed a hero for tending to those injured in the Manchester terror attack has been charged with stealing a bank card amid the carnage. Chris Parker, 33, who was in the foyer of Manchester Arena as suicide bomber Salman Abedi detonated a shrapnel-laden bomb, will appear in…

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Brexit tension brewing over Irish border plans

Brexit tension brewing over Irish border plans

Brexit position papers to be released this week risk fuelling tension between the British and Irish governments. Ireland’s Prime Minister, Leo Varadkar, had urged Theresa May to remain in the customs union to avoid border checks. But cabinet ministers Philip Hammond and Liam Fox have clearly indicated the UK’s intention to ignore that plea. The British Government believes a “light touch border”, using some checks and new technology, will solve the problem. In fields which…

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