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

Buckingham Palace and the Sussexes appeared to have called a public truce 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 claims made against the Duchess of Sussex in 2018, with its limited findings kept hidden from …

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Bunk beds in economy class? The in-flight innovation we’ve been waiting for

There are no plans, alas, for a comparable service that links the carrier with UK, after the 2019 scrapping of its iconic NZ1 from London Heathrow to Auckland via Los Angeles (previously the world’s longest direct flight, in that it retained its flight code after a stopover) which served British holidaymakers on their way to …

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Stealth tax raid forces two million people into higher bands

Nearly two million workers have now been dragged into the higher rate income tax bracket since the Conservatives won the election. The number of workers paying 40pc or 45pc tax has soared from 4.25 million to more than 6.1 million today, HM Revenue & Customs figures show. It comes after the Treasury enforced a five-year …

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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 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 from …

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One in four British pensioners is now a millionaire

The Intergenerational Foundation said the number of wealthy pensioners raises questions over the Government’s decision to maintain the policy. It called it an “unfair” use of taxpayer money. Angus Hanton, of the charity, said the number of millionaire pensioners also laid bare how the wealth divide had opened up between generations. He said: “After a …

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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 announced that a settlement has been reached between them. “The BBC apologises unreservedly for defamatory statements made of Mr Killick in 1996 in internal BBC documents …

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Government backs British start-up vying to break China’s battery stranglehold

The Government has invested in a company hoping to help end Britain’s reliance on China for a key electric battery component. Livista Energy’s bid to set up one of the first lithium refineries in Europe has won support from the Government. The new plant, set to be built in England, will produce the materials required …

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Serena Williams crashes out of Wimbledon as Harmony Tan earns biggest win of her career

TAn’s slice-and-dice style meant that Williams spent most of her time inside the court rather than behind the baseline in the traditional manner, and that did at least keep her mileage down a little. Whereas Tan was performing shuttle runs at the back of the court, driven left and right time after time until her …

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