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Holiday chaos as airlines ax more flights

It comes as The Telegraph can reveal a fresh row between airlines and ministers. Industry sources claimed airline chief executives rebelled over demands from Whitehall officials to make a public pledge to operate every single flight on their schedules. It is understood Department for Transport officials were knocked back during a call with industry leaders …

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Uneasy truce as Prince Harry and Meghan keep schtum over bullying report

Buckingham Palace and the Sussexes appear to have called a public truth over a controversial bullying report, after its contents were kept secret from the public. The Palace has blocked details of a report into the handling of bullying allegations made against the Duchess of Sussex in 2018, with its limited findings kept hidden from …

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Prince Charles enjoys ‘very emotional’ first meeting with Lilibet

The Prince of Wales enjoyed a “very emotional” first meeting with his granddaughter, Lilibet, a senior royal aid has been revealed. Both Prince Charles, 73, and the Duchess of Cornwall, 74, were said to have been “absolutely thrilled” to see the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their children earlier this month, when they traveled …

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BBC pays damages to whistleblower ‘smeared’ after Martin Bashir’s Princess Diana interview

In a statement, the BBC said on Tuesday: “Following publication of the Dyson Report last year, the BBC and former BBC Panorama senior reporter and producer Mark Killick today announce that a settlement has been reached between them. “The BBC apologizes unreservedly for defamatory statements made by Mr Killick in 1996 in internal BBC documents …

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Royal family in privacy row with YouTube over video of Prince William confronting photographer

The Duke of Cambridge has spent years negotiating a world in which he can enjoy a weekend bicycle ride with his children in peace. That ambition has suffered a setback, after a video Kensington Palace says breaches the Cambridge family’s privacy was viewed by tens of thousands of people despite attempts to block it. The …

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Feeling ill after going swimming? Microplastics may be behind it

Microplastics carry viruses and pose a risk to children playing on the beach, a study has found. Scientists have proven for the first time that viruses can survive and stay infectious for up to three days by “hitchhiking” on microplastics in fresh water. Microplastics are carried into rivers from household water waste, deposited in cosmetic …

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Harry Potter actor told not to discuss JK Rowling at Warner Bros event

Questions about JK Rowling were blocked at an official Harry Potter event, with actor Tom Felton instructed not to discuss her. Felton was promoting a new attraction at the Warner Bros Studio Tour, an exhibition dedicated to the Potter universe. He was asked by a Sky News reporter if it felt strange that Rowling had …

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Britons lose their taste for champagne as cost-of-living crisis bites

The market for champagne has gone flat after prices for bubbly skyrocketed as the cost-of-living crisis bites. British drinkers appear to have lost their taste for the French bubbles, with sales of champagne slumping in the face of steep price rises. New figures reveal that as a result nearly every champagne available in the UK’s …

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Duchess of Cambridge joins squaddies for drills as she marks Armed Forces Day

The Duchess of Cambridge seemed more than happy to get her hands dirty when she joined squaddies in learning some of the basic skills they will need on the front line. New pictures released to mark Armed Forces Day show the Duchess visiting Pirbright Training in November, when she spent time with the 101 Operational …

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Wet wipe ‘island’ in the Thames prompts call for ban

Wet wipes should be avoided unless really necessary and never flushed down the lavatory, a minister has urged the public, amid concern they are blocking sewers and worsening river pollution. The Government is considering a ban on wet wipes containing plastic in a bid to cut the pollution caused by them being flushed down the …

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