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Prince Philip to step down from carrying out royal engagements

Prince Philip to step down from carrying out royal engagements

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Duke of Edinburgh made the decision with the support of the Queen The Duke of Edinburgh is retiring from royal duties this autumn, Buckingham Palace has announced. The decision was made by Prince Philip himself and is supported by the Queen, a palace spokesman said. The duke, who turns […]

Damon Smith guilty of planting ball-bearing Tube bomb

Damon Smith guilty of planting ball-bearing Tube bomb

Media captionCCTV captured the moment Damon Smith left the bomb on a busy Jubilee line train A man has been found guilty of trying to cause “maximum damage” by making a bomb filled with ball bearings and leaving it on a Tube train. Damon Smith put his homemade device into a rucksack and left it […]

Theresa May accuses EU of trying to affect UK election

Theresa May accuses EU of trying to affect UK election

Media captionTheresa May: EU and European press trying to affect the result of the UK general election with Brexit “threats” and “misrepresentation” Theresa May has accused European politicians of making “threats” against Britain to try to influence the general election result. The PM launched a stinging attack on the “bureaucrats of Brussels” in a speech […]

Damon Smith guilty of planting Tube bomb

Damon Smith guilty of planting Tube bomb

Media captionCCTV captured the moment Damon Smith left the bomb on a busy Jubilee line train A student has been found guilty of building a bomb and leaving it on a London Tube train. Damon Smith built the device in the home he shared with his mother before packing it into a rucksack and leaving […]

Brexit: UK and EU at odds over size of ‘divorce bill’

Brexit: UK and EU at odds over size of ‘divorce bill’

Media captionDavid Davis on how much Britain may – or may not – have to pay for its Brexit bill. The UK won’t pay a 100bn-euro (£84bn) “divorce bill” to leave the EU, Brexit Secretary David Davis has said, as the two sides clashed over the issue. He told ITV’s Good Morning Britain the UK […]

Shot Dorset executive Guy Hedger: Three people arrested

Shot Dorset executive Guy Hedger: Three people arrested

Media captionHelicopter footage shows police activity at the executive’s home (video has no sound) Three people have been arrested following the killing of an executive at his luxury Dorset house. Guy Hedger, 61, was shot at his home in Ashley, Dorset in the early hours of Sunday – he later died in hospital. A 41-year-old […]

Turner Prize: Black painting pioneers break award age barrier

Turner Prize: Black painting pioneers break award age barrier

Image copyright Edmund Blok Image caption Lubaina Himid was made an MBE in 2010 One of Britain’s leading black female artists, Lubaina Himid, has become the oldest person to be nominated for British art’s most high-profile award. At 62, Himid is eligible for the £25,000 Turner Prize after the award abolished its ban on over-50s. […]

Sainsbury’s warns of rising costs as profits fall 8.2%

Sainsbury’s warns of rising costs as profits fall 8.2%

Media captionProfits fall at Sainsbury’s, boss says price rises “difficult to predict” Sainsbury’s has warned rising costs will hit its profits in the coming months. But the supermarket chain has said it is trying not to pass on the increases to customers by putting up prices. Over the last year rising costs have whittled away […]

Everton’s Lennon held under Mental Health Act

Everton’s Lennon held under Mental Health Act

Aaron Lennon has made just six starts for Everton this season Everton winger Aaron Lennon was detained under the Mental Health Act by police over concerns for his welfare. The 30-year-old was taken to hospital “for assessment” after police were called to Salford on Sunday. Lennon is now “receiving care and treatment for a stress-related […]

Brexit: Theresa May says she’ll be ‘bloody difficult’ to Juncker

Brexit: Theresa May says she’ll be ‘bloody difficult’ to Juncker

Media captionMay on being “bloody difficult” and “Brussels gossip” Theresa May says she will be a “bloody difficult woman” towards European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker during Brexit talks. The PM revived a line used during her Tory leadership campaign to respond to claims the two clashed over dinner. She also declined to commit to settling […]