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Fred the labrador takes nine ducklings 'under his paw'

A labrador has become an unlikely foster parent to nine ducklings. They were found waddling around the grounds of Mountfitchet Castle in Stansted, Essex, with their mother nowhere to be seen. Staff took them inside as they were too young to fend for themselves. Since then, Fred, the 10-year-old labrador, has been keeping a close […]

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Ken Livingstone: It's better for Labour if I resign

The former mayor of London Ken Livingstone is resigning from the Labour Party. He has been suspended since 2016 in a row over allegations of anti-Semitism following comments he made about Hitler and Zionism. Mr Livingstone said he did not accept he was guilty of anti-Semitism or bringing Labour into disrepute but his case had […]

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Grenfell Tower insulation 'never passed fire safety test'

Image copyright AFP Image caption The fire ripped through the west London tower block on 14 June last year The insulation that burned out of control on Grenfell Tower had never passed the required safety test and should never have been on the building, a BBC investigation has discovered. Panorama understands the manufacturer, Celotex, used […]

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018: In pictures

Flora, fashion and celebrity guests – the RHS Chelsea Flower Show has returned. The annual flower show welcomed special guests to an advance viewing, before it opens more widely from 22 until 26 May. Image copyright AFP Image caption A dancer performs in the David Harber and Savills Garden Image copyright PA Image caption Models […]

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Lorraine Kelly reunited with 'amazing' NHS staff who saved her life

Image copyright ITV Image caption The TV presenter had been riding in a charity event when the accident occurred in 2012 TV presenter Lorraine Kelly has had a tearful reunion with the NHS staff who saved her life after a “terrifying” horse-riding accident. To mark the 70th anniversary of the NHS, Ms Kelly visited St […]

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Royal Wedding 2018: Duke and Duchess of Sussex release wedding photos

Image copyright THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF SUSSEX / ALEXI LUBOMIRSKI Image caption The bride had ten bridesmaids and pageboys including Princess Charlotte and Prince George The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have released three official photographs taken on their wedding day. The pictures, taken by Alexi Lubomirski, include a group photograph with bridesmaids and […]

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Royal profiles give up little-known nuggets

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Newly married Meghan Markle – now the Duchess of Sussex – has been given the ultimate seal of approval that she’s “in” with the in-laws. Her official profile on the Royal Family website is up. The duchess, alongside her husband, Prince Harry, is one of 21 royals with their own personal […]

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Parachute trial: Emile Cilliers 'better off with wife alive'

Image caption Victoria Cilliers almost died in the 2015 parachute jump An Army sergeant accused of trying to murder his wife by tampering with her parachute “was better off with her alive”, a court has heard. Emile Cilliers, 38, of the Royal Army Physical Training Corps, denies sabotaging Victoria Cilliers’ parachute in 2015 in an […]