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After 70 years, memorial to bombers who fought for Europe
A memorial is being unveiled to the airmen who gave their lives in the skies above Europe in world war two. The 70-year delay is a lot to do with the civilian death toll, writes Ben Monro-Davies.
Ireland peace process: Healing handshake?
Anglo-Irish relations take an historic step forward as the Queen shakes hands with Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness in Belfast.
Jubilee prompts Commonwealth questions
Amid the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, there are serious questions about the Commonwealth, one of the Queen’s most beloved associations, writes Danny Sriskandarajah of the Royal Commonwealth Society.
Pop royalty to play for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations continue with a star-studded concert in front of Buckingham Palace.
Diamond Jubilee celebrations across UK
A 41-gun royal salute echoes across London to mark the start of the the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, as the Queen attends Derby Day at Epsom.
Queen uses jubilee address to thank family
In an address to both houses of parliament in celebration of her diamond jubilee, the Queen pays tribute to her husband and “rededicates” herself to her country.
Goodwin treatment ‘tawdry’, says Darling
Former Chancellor Alistair Darling has branded as “tawdry” the stripping of ex-RBS boss Fred Goodwin’s knighthood and suggested the banker had been singled out.
New royal yacht ‘not appropriate’, says Cameron
As David Cameron rules out Michael Gove’s proposal for a new royal yacht to mark the Queen’s diamond jubilee, one former Tory foreign secretary tells Channel 4 News he supports Mr Gove’s idea.
Young woman’s body found at Queen’s Sandringham estate
The body of a young adult woman, found on the Queen’s Sandringham estate, has been at the site for between one and four months, say police.
‘Difficult’ challenges ahead for UK, warns Cameron
Britain faces a difficult year in 2012, says the prime minister in his new year’s message – but he pledges the coalition government will do “everything it takes” to get the country up to strength.
Royal women to get equal rights to throne
Females in the Royal Family are to be given equality with men. But Republican campaigners tell Channel 4 News “we are talking like five-year-olds about a fairytale”.
Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall prepare for wedding
The Queen’s granddaughter, Zara Phillips, is getting married to England rugby star Mike Tindall in Edinburgh. The ceremony, in contrast to April’s Royal wedding, will be a private affair.
Barack and Michelle Obama visit Downing Street
Barack and Michelle Obama have visited Downing Street after spending the morning at Buckingham Palace. The couple, who are on a three-day state visit, also laid a wreath at Westminster Abbey.
Slainte! Ireland raises a glass to Obama
President Obama delivers a rabble-rousing speech to huge crowds in Ireland after visiting Moneygall, the hometown of his Irish ancestors, as Channel 4 News correspondent Andy Davies reports.
Queen speaks of ‘regret’ during Ireland visit
The Queen offers her “deep sympathy” for those who suffered as a result of the troubled past and “regrettable reality” of Britain and Ireland but stopped short of an apology.