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David Camerons Greensil Capital statement in full

Here is the full statement from David Cameron “Since the collapse of Greensill Capital, many questions have been raised about my dealings with Lex Greensill in government, and my subsequent involvement with the company. “I completely understand the public interest in this issue, given the impact of Greensill’s collapse on the hundreds of people who worked for the company and on other businesses and livelihoods. I feel desperately sorry for […]

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Celeste Performing at virtual Baftas a unique opportunity

Brit Award winner Celeste has described performing to an empty Royal Albert Hall at the Bafta film awards as a “unique opportunity”. The chart-topping soul singer, 26, was speaking as she arrived at the second of the two ceremonies for this year’s awards, which is going ahead without winners and nominees present. She is due to perform her track Hear My Voice from best film nominee The Trial Of The […]

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Newborn baby found dead in supermarket car park

Police are trying to find the mother of a newborn baby who has been found dead on a supermarket car park. West Midlands Police Detective Inspector Jim Edmonds said the “truly tragic discovery” was made the Morrisons car park on the Black Country Route in Bilston on Sunday just after 9am. Officers, who were alerted by a member of the public, are extremely concerned for the welfare of the baby’s […]

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The Duke of Edinburgh was the person to whom the Queen could unburden herself Sir John Major has said

The Duke of Edinburgh was the person to whom the Queen could “unburden herself”, Sir John Major has said. Being head of state is “a very lonely position in many ways”, with a limited number of people available for the Queen to speak frankly with, the former prime minister said.. He said: “Consider the position the Queen is in. She is the head of state, that is a very lonely […]

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Gun salutes to be fired across UK to mark death of Philip

Gun salutes marking the death of the Duke of Edinburgh are to take place across the UK, in Gibraltar and at sea. Saluting batteries will fire 41 rounds at one round every minute from midday in cities including London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast, as well as Gibraltar and from Royal Navy warships, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said. Gun salutes have been fired to mark significant national events since as […]

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Royal Mint had a long and close relationship with the Duke of Edinburgh

A boss at the Royal Mint said the organisation had enjoyed a “long and close relationship” with the Duke of Edinburgh. Anne Jessopp, chief executive of the Royal Mint, said that on behalf of the Mint she wanted to express great sadness and heartfelt condolences at Philip’s death. She said that a committee chaired by Philip had approved the coins needed for decimalisation. She said: “On behalf of everyone at […]

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Royal drama The Crown deeply saddened by death of Duke of Edinburgh

The makers of royal drama The Crown have said they are “deeply saddened” by the news of the death of the Duke of Edinburgh. Philip was played by Doctor Who star Matt Smith in the first two series of the lavish Netflix series, opposite Claire Foy as the Queen. He was replaced by Outlander actor Tobias Menzies for series three and four, opposite Olivia Colman as the Queen. The first […]

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People flock to Buckingham Palace to pay respects to Philip

Crowds flocking to the gates of Buckingham Palace to pay respects to the Duke of Edinburgh show “what the monarchy really means to people”, according to one. As the Union flag flew at half-mast on the palace, hundreds of people gathered to lay flowers for Philip and read the framed plaque palace staff had placed on the gates announcing his death on Friday. After several visitors queued to view the […]

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Sport governing bodies pay tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh

The Premier League and other sports competitions will pay their respects to the Duke of Edinburgh this weekend following his death at the age of 99. Buckingham Palace announced on Friday that Prince Philip had died. Tributes to his lifetime of service poured in from the world of sport, and sportsmen and women up and down the country will observe silences and wear black armbands as a mark of respect. […]

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