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She was the Queen, but the Duke of Edinburgh never shied away from telling his wife exactly what was what. Lord Charteris, the monarch’s former private secretary, once recalled: “Prince Philip is the only man in the world who treats the Queen simply as another human being. “He’s the only man who can. Strange as […]

The loss of her beloved husband will be one of the most traumatic things the Queen has ever had to face. Together for more than 70 years, the Duke of Edinburgh lived through the ups and down of the monarch’s life and reign with her. In 2002, her Golden Jubilee year, the Queen lost both […]

Philip’s greatest legacy will be the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme, according to adventurer Sir David Hempleman-Adams. The duke founded the award 65 years ago and since then it has helped millions of young people aged 14 to 24 across the world. Sir David, 64, who completed the bronze, silver and gold awards as a […]

The Duke of Edinburgh has died, Buckingham Palace has announced. Philip, 99, was the longest-serving consort in British history. The duke and the Queen were married for more than 70 years and Philip dedicated decades of his life to royal duty, serving the nation at the monarch’s side. He officially retired from public engagements in […]

Rioters have been blasted with a water cannon by police as unrest stirred on the streets of Northern Ireland once more. After shocking scenes provoked calls for calm this week, violence again flared up on the streets of west Belfast, amid rising tensions in the area. Stones and fireworks were thrown at police by gangs […]

Rishi Sunak “pushed” officials to explore an alternative plan that could have helped a firm David Cameron was lobbying for, according to new documents. The Chancellor said the former prime minister “reached out informally by telephone” to him, as well as Economic Secretary John Glen and Financial Secretary Jesse Norman, over Covid support for the […]

They’ve been revealed amid a lobbying row The Government has faced questions over its links with Greensill Capital, which has filed for insolvency after failing to secure support through the Government’s Covid Corporate Financing Facility. Concerns have also been raised over lobbying by Mr Cameron on Greensill’s behalf – including sending text messages to Mr […]

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has challenged the Loyalist Communities Council (LCC) to publicly condemn recent violence across the region. Brandon Lewis was speaking after a week of unrest in mainly loyalist areas. He said “words failed him” at the idea of adults encouraging a 13-year-old to engage in some of the violent […]

Police looking into the cause of Tiger Woods’ car crash say the 15-time major winner was travelling at between 84-87 miles per hour at the time of the accident. Woods was released from hospital earlier this month after sustaining a number of serious injuries when his SUV overturned in Los Angeles on February 23. The […]

Manchester Arena plotter Hashem Abedi and Parsons Green Tube bomber Ahmed Hassan have been told they may be “forced” to attend court after refusing to leave their jail cells They both face a charge of attacking a prison officer. Abedi, 23, and Hassan, 21, are accused alongside another suspect, Muhammed Saeed, 23, of assault occasioning […]

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