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Paper review: ‘Mega party’ and ‘Meghan’s manifesto’

Image caption The royal wedding continues to attract coverage in many of the papers. The Metro has details about the “knees-up” that followed “the best-ever royal wedding”. The first dance was to a Whitney Houston song, the DJ was actor Idris Elba and the cocktails were ginger and rum, the paper reports. Image caption The Sun describes the event as […]

Some of the best of the royal wedding pictures

Union jacks, tiaras, horse-drawn carriages, and celebrity guests. It’s the royal wedding in pictures… Image copyright PA Image caption Crowds cheered Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, as they travelled in the horse-drawn Ascot landau Image copyright EPA Image caption Up to 100,000 well-wishers lined the route as the duke and duchess travelled through […]

The Handmaid’s Tale: Series 2 is ‘a harrowing showstopper’

Image copyright MGM Image caption Elisabeth Moss was also the star of series one of The Handmaid’s Tale The much anticipated second series of The Handmaid’s Tale aired on Channel 4 last night – and it’s fair to say it wasn’t a gentle introduction. The critically-acclaimed first series was based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel of the same name about […]

Commonwealth Games: Fifty athletes in Australia ‘illegally’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cameroon’s Arcangeline Fouodji Sonkbou is one of dozens of competitors and officials who went missing Around 50 competitors have remained in Australia illegally after going missing during this year’s Commonwealth Games, a government official has said. Nearly 200 others hold bridging visas and are applying for refugee status. Australia has warned it will deport […]

Hugh Grant to marry for the first time

Image copyright AFP Image caption The couple have been dating for several years He’s been referred to as one of the UK’s most eligible bachelors but Hollywood star Hugh Grant is finally tying the knot. The Four Weddings and a Funeral and Paddington star is set to wed the mother of three of his children, Swedish TV producer, Anna Eberstein. […]

Jailed British-Iranian faces new charge

Image copyright Family Handout Jailed British-Iranian Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is facing a new charge against her in Iran, her campaign says. Her husband said the 39-year-old, who denied the new allegation of spreading propaganda, was told to expect a conviction by the judge. The prime minister’s spokesman said the government was urgently seeking more information from Iranian authorities. Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe is […]

US vows ‘strongest sanctions in history’ on Iran

Image copyright EPA Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the US is imposing the “strongest sanctions in history” on Iran. In a speech in Washington, the top American diplomat said Iran would be “battling to keep its economy alive” after the sanctions took effect. He said he would work closely with the Pentagon and regional allies “to deter any […]

Sante Fe school shooting: Suspect ‘was rejected’ by victim Shana Fisher

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Shana Fisher was aggressively pursued by Dimitrios Pagourtzis, her mother says The mother of a 16-year-old girl killed in the Santa Fe school shooting has said her daughter had publicly rejected suspected killer Dimitrios Pagourtzis just days before the attack. Sadie Rodriguez said her daughter Shana Fisher had endured “four months of problems from […]

Patients lose hip replacement court case

Image copyright Getty Images Hundreds of patients have lost the first round of a legal battle for compensation at the High Court over allegedly “defective” hip implants. A judge ruled that manufacturer DePuy was not liable to the 312 patients who claimed they had been injured by the implants. Claimants say the metal-on-metal hips were defective and meant some patients […]

Royal wedding 2018: Guests sell gift bags online

Image copyright PA A small number of gift bags given to guests at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding are being sold online. Nine auctions can currently be found on the website eBay – with some listings reaching more than £1,000. The bags were given to 2,640 members of the public invited into the grounds of Windsor Castle for […]

Great Northern, Southern, Thameslink and Northern trains cancelled and delayed

Image caption Delays and cancellations continued on Monday morning Rail disruption is continuing on a day dubbed “Meltdown Monday” by unions after new timetables were introduced. Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) rescheduled every service on its Great Northern, Thameslink and Southern franchise as part of an overhaul billed as the biggest in the UK. The operator apologised after it cancelled dozens […]

Grenfell Tower: Inquiry opens with tribute to stillborn baby

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMarcio Gomes was in tears as he recalled holding his son Logan The father of a baby stillborn after his parents escaped the Grenfell Tower fire has spoken of his loss on the opening day of the public inquiry. Marcio Gomes was in tears as he recalled holding his son Logan, hoping […]

Mental Health Awareness Week: ‘My camera helped me beat anxiety’

Image copyright John Mannell Image caption John Mannell used to shut himself inside dark rooms rather than speak out about his anxiety We all know how it feels to be anxious – exams, asking someone out, job interviews can all stir up momentary butterflies and blind panic. But anxiety can be an overwhelming and debilitating problem, crippling a person’s ability […]

Cougar shot dead after killing US cyclist and mauling another

Image copyright CC Image caption Cougar attacks on humans are extremely rare US wildlife officers in Washington state have shot dead a cougar that killed a cyclist and mauled another. The two cyclists were in North Bend, about 30 miles (50km) from Seattle, when the attack occurred. The injured man used his mobile phone to seek help. The rider who […]

Royal wedding 2018: Moments you may have missed

The stunning dress, the much-anticipated kiss, the US bishop Michael Curry – those royal wedding highlights were splashed around the world. But what about Oprah’s dressgate and the unruly horse? Here are those, and other moments, you may have missed… Stella McCartney to the rescue Image copyright Reuters US TV star Oprah Winfrey arrived at the wedding looking serene and […]

New internet laws pledged as social media firms snub talks

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTech companies ignored invite to government meeting about online behaviour, says Matt Hancock The culture secretary has agreed he does not have enough power to police social media firms after admitting only four of 14 invited to talks showed up. Matt Hancock told the BBC it had given him “a big impetus” […]

Mitcham stabbing: Man in his 20s killed

Image copyright Google Image caption The victim died early on Sunday at the junction between Upper Green East and Montrose Gardens in Mitcham A man has been stabbed to death in south London. Police were called at about 03:30 BST to the junction between Upper Green East and Montrose Gardens in Mitcham. Officers found a man, thought to be in […]

Terror attack survivors urge public to fight terrorism

Image copyright Various Image caption Twenty-two people were killed in the Manchester Arena attack on 22 May last year The public must do more to tackle terrorism by standing up to hate, a group of terror attack survivors and relatives has said. In an open letter released ahead of the Manchester bombing anniversary on Tuesday, they set out a five-point […]

New tougher MOT tests come into force

Image copyright Getty Images Motorists face tougher MOT tests on their vehicles from Sunday, as an updated test introduces new categories under which a vehicle can fail or pass. The categories include “dangerous”, “major” and “minor” which determine whether a car, van or motorcycle must be taken off the road or can be driven as long as repairs are carried […]

Rail timetables overhaul aims to boost frequency and reliability

Image copyright Alamy Image caption Passengers have been urged to plan ahead and check revised timetables A rail timetable overhaul billed as the biggest in the UK has begun – but it may leave some users behind. Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) is rescheduling every train in its franchise, which includes Southern, Thameslink and Great Northern services. But passengers in a […]

Texas shooting: Houston police chief ‘hits rock bottom’ on gun reform

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Houston police chief Art Acevedo (second left) joined the March for Our Lives in Texas two months ago demanding an end to gun violence The police chief of Houston says he has hit “rock bottom” over failure to enact gun reforms after a school shooting in nearby Santa Fe on Friday left 10 dead. Chief […]

Hawaii volcano: Man hit by lava in first serious Kilauea injury

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEruptions could block escape routes for residents on south-eastern corner of Big Island The first serious injury has been reported as Hawaii continues to grapple with weeks of volcanic eruptions and lava flow. The injured man was sitting on a balcony at his home when “lava spatter” – projectile molten rock – […]

Cuba plane crash: Damojh company ‘had safety complaints’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDoctor Jose Luis Castellano described the crash site as “very painful” to behold The Mexican charter company whose plane crashed in Cuba on Friday, killing 110 people on board, had received prior safety complaints, two-ex pilots say. One of the pilots described how a plane rented from Damojh airlines had dropped off […]

Royal wedding 2018: Royal Family thanks public

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWatch highlights of the big day The Royal Family has thanked those who travelled to Windsor for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Thousands of people lined the streets to see the couple on their big day, with many more watching the ceremony on television around the globe. The wedding […]