Many Britons will choose - or be forced - not to holiday abroad this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Harry and Meghan are set to release an explosive biography that could further pull apart a wounded Royal Family, it has been claimed.The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have chosen two "favourable" journalists to write a glowing account of their blossoming romance and their decision to quit The Firm, the Mail on Sunday reports.
Cabinet Office minister forced to make quick clarification after issuing wrong guidance during TV interview on coronavirus lockdown.
Prince William was heaped with praised on his royal tour in Irelandas he paused to take a selfie with a beaming fan.The Duke of Cambridge is bound by royal protocol which normally forbids pictures with well-wishers, but he took exception for Jennifer Malone on Thursday.
Piers Morgan has hit out the “staggering disrespect” shown by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex towards the Queen.The controversial television host made the comments as Harry and Meghan dropped plans to use the brand “SussexRoyal” after conceding the word royal could not be used following their decision to leave the monarchy.
The Queen’s grandson Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn today described their separation as sad but amicable and “the best course of action for their two children and ongoing friendship”.The couple are in the process of divorcing after 12 years of marriage and will share custody of their daughters, nine-year-old Savannah and seven-year-old Isla.
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The Duke of Sussex has landed in Canada and is set to be reunited with Meghan and Archie.Prince Harry boarded a flight to Vancouver on Monday evening after his meeting with Boris Johnson and world leaders at the UK-Africa Investment Summit in London.
Buckingham Palace is reportedly reconsidering the royal title of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex because the punctuation is the same as in the titles of women who have divorced royal men.After announcing Prince Harry and Meghan would be stepping away from the front lines of the royal family, palace insiders were left scrambling to decide how to balance the couple’s titles against their desire for a more private life.
Samantha Markle has hit out at her half-sister Meghan, accusing her of “ripping through the Royal Family like a tornado” and of “using” them to achieve fame and fortune.Writing in The Sun, Ms Markle issued a scathing analysis of the Duchess of Sussex’s motivations, saying she had “sown discord” among her inlaws in pursuit of “international notoriety”.
Journalist and confidante Tom Bradby says failing to keep the couple on-side could be “very damaging" if they go public.
Meghan Markle is expected to join the Queen’s crunch talks about her and Prince Harry’s future roles by phone after returning to Canada.The monarch has called Harry, his brother Prince William, and their father Prince Charles to a crisis meeting at her private Norfolk estate of Sandringham where the “next steps” for the couple will be decided on Monday.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex prompted headlines across the world with the announcement they would “step back as ‘senior’ members of the royal family” on Wednesday.An announcement made by the couple on Instagram instantly gave rise to widespread reports of disgruntlement among family members, with the Queen said to be “furious” at not being consulted prior to the decision.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have responded to Camila Cabello's confession that she stole a pencil from Kensington Palace.The Cuban-American pop star, 22, appeared on Greg James’s Radio 1 show and confessed to putting the pencil in her mother’s bag during a visit last month.
Public Health England has confirmed the presence of the tick-borne encephalitis virus in Norfolk and on the Hampshire-Dorset border.
The first link between exposure to electric light at night and breast cancer was proposed 30 years ago. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PANight shift work does not increase the risk of breast cancer, finds a UK study covering analysis of 102,869 women over 10 years. The Breast Cancer Now Generations study is the latest to examine the supposed link presented by experts for decades.In 2007, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) concluded that shift work disrupting the body’s sleep-wake cycle was “probably carcinogenic”. However, the agency is due to review its findings this summer. Breast Cancer Now claims the latest research, which it funded, is the most comprehensive to date. Michael Jones, a co-author of the study and staff scientist in genetics and epidemiology at the Institute of Cancer Research, in London, said: “A possible link between exposure to electric light at night and an increased risk of breast cancer was first proposed more than 30 years ago, but research has so far been inconclusive.“In our new study we found no overall link between women having done night shift work in the last 10 years and their risk of breast cancer, regardless of the different types of work they did involving night shifts, and the age at which they started such work.”Breast cancer is the UK’s most common cancer, with about 55,000 women and 350 men being diagnosed each year. Previous research conclusions have differed on the impact of shift work. In 2009, in response to the 2007 IARC research, Denmark began compensating dozens of women with the disease who said their illness had been brought on by working night shifts.But the study published on Wednesday, in the British Journal of Cancer, builds on the conclusions of a 2016 meta-analysis which suggested there was little or no association.That study had been challenged due to the older average age of participants and because it had limited details on the nature of women’s shift work.The median age of participants at the age of recruitment in the latest study was 45 years, and 17.5% of participants reported being night shift workers regularly working between 10pm and 7am within the previous 10 years. The shift data was followed up six years later.The researchers observed that 2,059 out of 102,869 women went on to develop invasive breast cancer. Taking into account confounding risk factors, the researchers found no overall association with night shift work.They also found no significant difference in risk relating to the type of night shift work, the age at which the work was started, or whether it began before or after a first pregnancy.The only statistically significant trend was found specifically with average night hours worked per week, but researchers said it was not supported by previous evidence or any proposed biological explanation.Delyth Morgan, chief executive at Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now, which funded the study, said: “We hope these findings will help reassure the hundreds of thousands of women working night shifts that it’s unlikely their job patterns are increasing their risk of breast cancer.”Jones stressed that night shifts could still have other adverse effects on health.
Winchester in South East England is the happiest place in the United Kingdom.This is according to a new happiness index released by the Royal Mail, which measures happiness in areas around the UK.The areas are ranked based on eight different factors, including average earnings, life expectancy, access to health services and levels of deprivation.Carbon emission levels, residents’ reported sense of well-being, the earnings of the local authority and crime are also taken into account.While the Royal Mail ranked England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales separately as well as a general United Kingdom ranking, it was found the top 10 locations were all based in England – meaning these two tables look the same.The slideshow above, therefore, shows the happiest districts in the United Kingdom as a whole.The South East of England scored particularly well, with five out of ten local authorities from this region scoring in the top ten list.Elsewhere, here are the happiest areas in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.1. East Renfrewshire 2. East Dunbartonshire 3. Aberdeenshire 4. Stirling 5. Scottish Borders 6. Midlothian 7. East Lothian 8. Highland 9. South Ayrshire 10. Shetland Islands1. Monmouthshire2. Vale of Glamorgan3. Ceredigion4 Carmarthenshire5. Pembrokeshire6. Bridgend7. Neath Port Talbot8. Cardiff9. Torfaen10. Powys 1. Lisburn and Castlereagh 2. Newry, Mourne and Down3. Causeway Coast and Glens4. Ards and Northdown5. Mid Ulster