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The Queen had the difficult choice of selecting just 30 guests for Prince Philip’s funeral. Here is a look at who has been confirmed as attending: 1. The Queen The nation’s longest-serving head of state, who was married to the duke for 73 years, will lead mourners as they gather in St George’s Chapel on […]

A top official from the World Health Organisation (WHO) said Europe has surpassed one million deaths from Covid-19 and the situation remains “serious”, with about 1.6 million new cases reported each week in the region. Overall, a tally by Johns Hopkins University shows nearly three million deaths have been linked to Covid-19 worldwide – with […]

The Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games should be cancelled if the coronavirus pandemic makes it impossible to host them safely, a senior member of the Japanese government has said. Toshihiro Nikai, part of the country’s ruling Liberal Democratic party, raised the possibility of the Games being abandoned less than 100 days before the scheduled July […]

Supermarket chain Asda has started consulting with more than 1,000 staff over its plans to overhaul its in-store bakeries. The company said that it was treating redundancy as “the last option” during the consultations, which it said was sparked by changing tastes among shoppers. As many as 1,200 staff work at the in-store bakeries across […]

It is understood the Queen has decided that senior royals attending the service should be in civilian clothing Members of the royal family will now not wear military uniform at the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral. It is understood the Queen has decided that senior royals attending the service should be in civilian clothing. The move […]

Pubs, restaurants and bars which reopened on Monday have said their sales were more than double the levels seen before the coronavirus pandemic struck, according to new figures. Hospitality data specialists at CGA said that like-for-like drink sales jumped by 113.8% on the first day of outdoor trading, compared with the same day in 2019. […]

Care home staff in England could be required to get a coronavirus vaccine as a condition of deployment to protect elderly residents, the Government has said. The Department of Health and Social Care has launched a consultation on making vaccination a condition of deployment for care home staff. The five-week consultation will seek views on […]

Violence and abuse towards shop workers is “endemic” and has worsened since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis, MPs have heard. A survey of 2,700 retail workers found that 88% were verbally abused last year, 60% reported threats of physical violence, and 9% said they had been physically assaulted, Usdaw head of research and economics […]

Budget airline easyJet has said it is ready to “ramp up” services for the summer holiday season by offering more flights from late May after restrictions ease. The carrier said it expects to fly up to 20% of 2019 capacity levels between April and June, with most countries planning to resume flying at scale in […]

The Queen has returned to royal duties just four days after the death of her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh. On Tuesday, the 94-year-old monarch hosted her first in-person event since Philip’s passing on Friday to mark the retirement of her household’s most senior official, former Lord Chamberlain Earl Peel. Her return to work comes […]

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