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  • 11 Apr 2021

    The Royal Family has rushed to rally round the Queen – and to thank the public for the “absolutely amazing tributes” to the Duke of Edinburgh. Prince Andrew made a rare public appearance at a special service at Windsor’s Royal Lodge – while the Princess Royal said her father had been “my teacher, my supporter…

  • We spoke to the Bishop of Dover, Rose Hudson-Wilkin, who was also a chaplain to the Queen and began by asking her for personal memories of the Duke of Edinburgh.

  • Officials have warned people to stay cautious as England takes a major step to ease lockdown restrictions tomorrow – to minimise the risk of another wave of infections. The latest 24-hour government figures show 111,109 people received their first dose of the Covid vaccine yesterday meaning more than 32 million people have now received their…

  • The Health Secretary Matt Hancock had a “private drink” with the former Prime Minister David Cameron and the financier Lex Greensill in 2019 to discuss a payment scheme which was later rolled out in the NHS, it’s been revealed. It’s added to the growing questions surrounding Mr Cameron’s role in lobbying for the company, which…

  • We spoke to Sir Alistair Graham, who was Chairman of the Committee on Standards in Public Life from 2003 to 2007 and began by asking him what he made of these new developments.

  • Now Sir Alan Duncan left government in 2019, after working in Westminster for nearly three decades as an MP and government minister. His diaries are now being published in a book out next week. ‘In the Thick of It’ covers the fall of two prime ministers and the fallout of the Brexit referendum with acerbic…

  • The second night of the BAFTA awards will be taking place tonight with an audience free ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall hosted by stars like Hugh Grant and Tom Hiddlestone. Awards including best film, director, and screenplay will be handed out virtually, with Nomadland and the British coming of age story Rocks leading the…

  • Friends and colleagues of the reality television star Nikki Grahame have said she “touched the lives of millions of people” – after she died at the age of 38. She had been receiving treatment for an eating disorder, after her mother said her illness had been made considerably worse by the pandemic.

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