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Arthur's Seat ablaze amid wildfire warning

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe emergency services were alerted at about lunchtime on Sunday About 30 firefighters are tackling a large grass fire on Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh. Paths up the hill were closed by park rangers after the emergency services were alerted to the blaze close to the summit at […]

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The bridesmaids and pageboys

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPrincess Charlotte and Prince George arrive at the royal wedding Six bridesmaids and four pageboys played a major supporting role as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot. Prince George and Princess Charlotte – Prince Harry’s niece and nephew – were among the children, all aged […]

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Grenfell Tower: Government will consult on cladding ban

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Grenfell Tower fire claimed the lives of 71 people in June 2017 There will be a consultation on banning inflammable cladding on high-rise buildings, the government says, despite a review into the Grenfell tragedy not recommending such a move. Housing Secretary James Brokenshire announced the consultation “having listened […]

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Prince William joins DIY SOS Grenfell team

Image copyright ADRIAN DENNIS/PA Image caption The Duke of Cambridge showed some artistic flair as he helped the DIY SOS team paint the walls of a new community hub near the site of Grenfell Tower Prince William has praised the spirit of the Grenfell Tower community as he joined the DIY SOS team to rebuild […]

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No charges over Kiara Moore's Cardigan river death

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTributes paid to two-year-old Kiara Moore No-one will face criminal charges over the death of a two-year-old girl who died when the car she was in rolled into a river in Wales. Kiara Moore was found by divers in the River Teifi in Cardigan, Ceredigion, in March […]

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DR Congo: Kidnapped Britons released

Image copyright AFP Image caption Eight rangers have been killed at Virunga National Park in 2018 so far Two Britons held hostage in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been released unharmed, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has announced. Mr Johnson paid tribute to the DRC authorities and the Congolese Institute for Nature Conservation for […]

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Reality Check: Do UK supermarkets vary prices by area?

Image copyright Getty Images Something unusual has been happening in UK supermarkets in the last week. Since Tuesday 1 May, minimum alcohol pricing in Scotland has meant that they have not been charging the same prices for groceries across the UK. A report into competition between supermarkets in 2000 conducted by the Competition Commission (CC) […]