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Donald Trump to meet Queen on UK visit in July

US president will not receive full fanfare of state visit in one-day trip on Friday 13 July Donald Trump will make a “working visit” to the UK on Friday 13 July, the UK and US have both confirmed, with the ...

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UK among the worst in western Europe for press freedom

Latest global ranking places Britain behind Uruguay, Samoa and Chile for restrictions on reporters The UK has one of the worst environments for press freedom in western Europe, according to a global ranking that places Britain below the likes of ...

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Jeremy Corbyn calls for Amber Rudd to resign over Windrush scandal

Labour leader lambasts Theresa May and ministers for failure to realise ‘hostile environment’ led to crisis Jeremy Corbyn has called for the home secretary, Amber Rudd, to resign over a “cruel and misdirected” immigration policy that the Labour leader said ...

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Home Secretary announces membership of new Taskforce to take action against violent crime

Home Secretary announces Serious Violence Taskforce membership, including local MPs and police leaders The Serious Violence Taskforce will work with the Government to design and deliver the Serious Violence Strategy Taskforce members, including the Mayor of London, will meet for ...

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Special forces need to face scrutiny from parliament, say MPs

SAS and other elite units operate without democratic oversight – unlike MI5, MI6 and GCHQ Political pressure is building for the UK’s special forces to be subjected to parliamentary scrutiny for the first time – bringing them into line with ...

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Rana Plaza was a man-made disaster: Rushanara Ali

Bangladesh-born British MP Rushanara Ali. Photo: Collected Five years after the Rana Plaza disaster, Bangladesh-born British MP Rushanara Ali has described what happened as “not an accident” but “a man-made disaster”. She was speaking at a panel debate at the ...

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Number of zero-hours contracts in UK rose by 100,000 in 2017 – ONS

Employment contracts without a minimum number of guaranteed hours increased to 1.8m The number of zero-hours contracts in use across the UK rose by about 100,000 last year, according to official figures. The Office for National Statistics, said the number ...

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Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to boy

Birth of William and Kate’s third child is announced to public by Kensington Palace with a tweet The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a boy. Kate and William’s third child was born at 11.01am at St Mary’s hospital, ...

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Queen marks 92nd birthday with Commonwealth concert

Queen Elizabeth II marked her 92nd birthday on Saturday with traditional gun salutes and a Commonwealth-themed charity concert featuring Tom Jones, Kylie and Shaggy. Horse-drawn guns fired 41 times in Hyde Park and 62 times at the Tower of London, ...

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PM exchanges greetings with British Queen

Photo: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II greets Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the Blue Drawing Room at Buckingham Palace as the Queen hosts a dinner during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, in London, Thursday April 19, 2018.  London, Apr ...

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