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Meghan Markle joins Queen for Commonwealth Day service

Image copyright AFP Image caption Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry in May Meghan Markle has attended her first official event alongside the Queen at a service to mark Commonwealth Day. Ms Markle, who will marry Prince Harry in May, joined her fiance and other senior royals at Westminster Abbey. The annual multi-faith event […]

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Giant panda breeding programme at Edinburgh Zoo suspended

Image copyright Royal Zoological Society of Scotland Image caption Tian Tian has failed to produce a cub since moving to Edinburgh Zoo in 2011 The giant panda breeding programme at Edinburgh Zoo has been suspended following years of failed attempts. Tian Tian and Yang Guang will not attempt to breed this year, the BBC Scotland […]

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How do dishes differ across the UK?

Image copyright National Trust Image caption Putting cream on a scone first is considered sacrilege in Cornwall For most people cream tea is a pleasant, indulgent affair to be savoured. But in Cornwall civil unrest was narrowly averted after a National Trust property made the mistake of advertising scones with cream – rather than jam […]

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Winchester M3 arson: Boy, 17, caused £40m damage to economy

Image copyright Simon Read Image caption Bomb disposal experts were called to the scene on 23 September A 17-year-old boy who tried to kill drivers by dropping fire bombs from a motorway bridge has been detained in hospital. Nicholas Elger caused an estimated £40m in damage to the economy by forcing the closure of part […]

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Tube push attempted murder: Alan Alencar sectioned

Image copyright BTP Image caption Alan Alencar was arrested moments after pushing Alain Lesjongard onto the tracks A psychiatric patient who pushed a commuter into the path of an oncoming Tube train has been detained under the Mental Health Act. Alan Alencar, 29, from Edinburgh, was sentenced at the Old Bailey after pleading guilty to […]

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Jamie Carragher: Former Liverpool defender suspended by Sky Sports after spitting incident

Jamie Carragher has been suspended by Sky Sports after a video showed the former England and Liverpool defender spitting towards a girl in a car from his own vehicle. The television pundit had been covering Liverpool’s 2-1 loss to Manchester United for Sky on Saturday. “Sky takes this matter extremely seriously and strongly condemns Jamie’s […]

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The tutor who witnessed the downfall of the tsar

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Charles Sydney Gibbes with Alexei, the heir apparent to the Russian throne An intimate view of the doomed Russian royal family has been captured in a rarely seen collection of photographs. The images were brought back to England by Charles Sydney Gibbes – tutor to the children of Tsar […]

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Parsons Green: Tube bomb accused 'blamed West for father's death'

Image copyright Julia Quenzler Image caption Ahmed Hassan denies attempted murder and causing an explosion likely to endanger life The man accused of the Parsons Green Tube bombing blamed Britain and America for the deaths of his parents in Iraq, the Old Bailey has heard. College lecturer Katie Cable said Ahmed Hassan told her it […]

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Kurdish protesters close Humber Bridge

Image caption The group have warned of further protests to try and draw attention to the situation in Afrin in Syria Pro-Kurdish protesters have forced the closure of the southbound carriageway of the Humber Bridge. The action is linked to demonstrations over the weekend at major railway stations in London and Manchester. The campaigners say […]

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Sex education: Schools 'should promote celibacy', says Church of England

Image copyright Getty Images Schools should promote celibacy and abstinence as “positive life choices”, the Church of England says. The act of refraining from sexual activity is part of the Church’s advice for sex education lessons. In a blog post, it also says pupils should be taught the importance of “trust, loyalty and fidelity” in […]

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Teenager jailed for London moped acid attacks

Image copyright Metropolitan police Image caption Derryck John appeared at Wood Green Crown Court via video-link A 17-year-old boy has been jailed for 10-and-a-half years for attacking six moped riders with acid while trying to steal their bikes. Derryck John, from Croydon, previously admitted carrying out the attacks in the north and east of London […]