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William and Kate are travelling the length of Wales today, first visiting Holyhead in Anglesey in the north, and then travelling to Swansea in the south-west. The royal couple had promised to visit at the earliest opportunity following the death of the Queen, and return hoping to begin 'deepening the trust and respect' they have with the people of Wales.

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Sir Keir Starmer is facing demands to withdraw the Labour whip from one of his party's MPs after she described Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng as 'superficially' black. Rupa Huq, the Ealing Central and Acton MP, was recorded making the remark at a fringe event at Labour's conference in Liverpool. In a recording published by the Guido Fawkes website, Ms Huq is heard saying of Mr Kwarteng: 'Superficially he is a black man.' She also claimed people listening to Mr Kwarteng during radio interviews 'wouldn't know he is black'. 'He went to Eton, I think, he went to a very expensive prep school - all the way through the top schools in the country,' she added in the audio recording. 'If you hear him on the Today programme, you wouldn't know he is black.' Tory chairman Jake Berry branded Ms Huq's comments 'racist' and demanded Sir Keir 'unequivocally' condemn the remarks and also withdraw the Labour whip from her.

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Either Liverpool or Glasgow will host the 67th Eurovision Song Contest after the UK was given the chance to host the event for the ninth time after Sam Ryder came second in the competition.

Sussex Police has defended a legally male paedophile who now identifies as a woman, insisting it would not 'tolerate any hateful comments about gender'.

Dr Navin Venugopal said the 'very distressing' content Molly had engaged with would 'certainly affect her and made her feel more hopeless' as he gave evidence this morning.

EXCLUSIVE: A criminal with a rap sheet of 14 offences, including breaking his ex's jaw, has escaped deportation to Italy - because he would be at 'increased risk of reoffending' in the country.

The advantage in the YouGov research was the biggest the firm has found, suggesting Keir Starmer's party is on track for victory at the election - albeit still potentially two years away.

More than 75,000 people have signed a petition calling for Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby to be sacked from ITV following allegations they jumped the Queen queue at Westminster Hall.

Ofgem warned 16 energy firms they're not doing enough to help customers struggling to pay their bills, with three suppliers - TruEnergy, Utilita and ScottishPower - found to have 'severe' weaknesses'

Sterling appears to have steadied somewhat after a rollercoaster ride in which it hit a new record low of just $1.0327.

Sales executive Verity Blair, 35, said she and her fiance Alex (pictured right with twin daughters Sofia and Penelope) 'just can't afford to buy anymore' after the Bank of England upped the rate to 2.25 per cent last Thursday - meaning their monthly mortgage repayments would have been £4,000, double the price they were quoted in February of this year. The couple, who share twin daughters Penelope and Sofia, are now 'stuck' renting in the expensive London market after 'spending years' getting themselves in a position to buy a family home, branding the situation 'scary'. It comes as a growing number of banks are withdrawing mortgage deals over fears the Bank of England will further raise interest rates to counter the plunging pound - increasing monthly repayments for the average family by as much as £800 by the middle of next year. Lenders across the country, including Halifax, Virgin Money and Skipton, have taken the step after analysts warned the base rate could surge to 6 per cent next spring, after the UK's Sterling plunged in response to Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng's mini-Budget announcement last Friday, in which he revealed a historic £45billion in tax cuts.


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A man is believed to have fallen to his death after climbing out of a window to escape the blaze in the Easton area in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Experts have warned that the Bank of England may be forced into hiking interest rates within the next two days after failing to calm panicked markets as the Pound tumbled yesterday.

The pound was 'absolutely hammered' in trading early this morning, dropping to just $1.0327 - even below the grim 1985 baseline of $1.0545.

Doncaster hospital worker Ade Ajayi (left), 30, had travelled to North Wales for a short break with his partner but went up the peak alone. An inquest at Caernarfon heard he spoke to his partner at the summit at 9.30am on June 6 and intended to descend the Llanberis path, following the mountain railway. He'd taken a photograph on his watch. But Eleanor Forde (right) called police in the afternoon after her 'wonderful, caring' partner was two hours late returning from his walk. Two walkers below the cliffs, which were more than 300ft high, came across Mr Ajayi's body.

The Game Of Thrones star, 25, candidly opened up about her upbringing before finding fame as Arya Stark on the HBO series at the age of 12 years old.

Dashcam footage shows Danish Taqwa, 18, from Milton Keynes, driving his Audi A3 (pictured) at more than 100mph, undertaking other vehicles on the M4 hard shoulder past Swindon on May 6.

Ben Hooper, 31, from West Kingsdown, Kent, was caught on CCTV groping the victim at Victoria Place Shopping Centre on Saturday, June 11 at around 2.50pm.

Kristi Kimmel (left), 48 from Maryland, underwent the needle to get the iconic image after touring Uncle Joe's Mint Balls sweet factory (inset), in Wigan, Greater Manchester, ahead of other tourist attractions like the Angel of the North, York Minster and Liverpool's Albert Dock. The tattoo (right) is now taking pride of place on her right arm alongside other inkings representing people near and dear to her.

The monarch's team of just over 100 people is known to be tightly knit and hard working. A former royal staffer said: 'I know people there are worried and upset.'

British mothers took to the parenting forum Mumsnet to discuss an appropriate time to start heating their homes as the days start to get colder. Many said they want to delay it as long as possible.

Air stewards radioed police from 35,000ft after the woman, who is also British, complained he had touched her breasts and asked her to have sex with him in the toilet.

Sofiia Karkadym (left), 22, was seen kicking the front door of the rented cottage she used to share with security guard Tony Garnett (right, together), 30, and screaming: 'I love you Tony'. But Tony - who made headlines when he left his partner and children for IT manager Sofiia after they welcomed her into their family home when war broke out in Ukraine - refused to open the door. Sofiia had allegedly been told by police to stay away after Tony called officers to an earlier bust-up on Saturday night when he told her their four-month relationship was over. She left the home they had previously shared, but returned last night when neighbours heard her yelling at Tony outside, and dialled 999 after she repeatedly kicked the door. She had moved in with him and his partner of ten years Lorna Garnett (inset, together), 28, in Bradford in May after she fled her home in Lviv in war-torn Ukraine and they offered her a place to live. But just ten days later, Tony moved out with Sofiia after starting a relationship with her, leaving behind Lorna, the mother of his two young daughters.

Imogen Brooke (left and right, outside court) climbed on top of the man and wouldn't take no for an answer during an incident at her home in Southampton, the court heard. The 'very drunk' 30-year-old is said to have started 'riding' the man whose protests were going 'in one ear and out the other'. After 15 minutes she then got off him, rolled over and went straight to sleep, leaving the 'violated' man - who cannot be named for legal reasons - lying in bed in disbelief, Southampton Crown Court (right) was told. Miss Brooke denies one charge of causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent. This differs to a charge of rape, for which the legal definition is when a person intentionally penetrates another's vagina, anus or mouth with a penis, without the other person's consent. Jurors were told how it was a 'misconception' that the victims of sexual offences are always female.

Julian Griffiths, 59, parked his Renault Clio at Parc Tawe Retail Park in Swansea for 10 minutes, while father-of-two Craig Court, from North Hill, was also slapped with a £100 fine.

The Met Office says a new weather front will be a 'shock to the system' for Brits following the heatwave, bringing with it winds of almost 50mph to Brighton and Scotland on Friday.

Fousilla Laloui, former head of sales at Candle firm Parks, sued the company for sexual harassment and unfair dismissal, citing a remark from COO Richard Symons as evidence.

David Salmon, 61, (left) from Nacton, in Suffolk, broke his nose and teeth, fractured bone spurs in his neck and was left with injuries to the knee, upper body and both shoulders after the accident in 2018. Mr Salmon, who now lives in Monaco, has also said that the fall caused PTSD and a 'microscopic brain injury underpinning post-concussional type syndrome'. He has blamed the restaurant (right and inset) for failing to put up a 'mind the step' warning sign in the men's toilet. The 61-year-old has also claimed that because the colour of the step tiles was the same as the lower floor, there was nothing to indicate a change in level which appeared 'two paces' inside the lavatory. Mr Salmon is suing Chiltern Street Hotel Ltd for more than £200,000 damages, claiming negligence in failing to warn of the hazard, failing to install a handrail, and failing to 'clearly demark the edge of the step.' Although the restaurant has accepted 'primary liability' for the accident, according to court documents it claims that Mr Salmon was partly responsible for his fall because he had been drinking at the time.

Former prison officer Jane Archer was dating convicted murderer Stephen Archer - no relation - when she helped the lifer escape HMP Sudbury, an open prison, the court has heard.

The shortlist was narrowed down from 20 cities who submitted an 'expression of interest', with applicants demonstrating how they would reflect Ukrainian culture, music and communities.

The Charity Commission has said it is assessing concerns raised about Mermaids' practices after an investigation uncovered that staff were sending 'potentially harmful' binders to children.

Shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper branded the £120million scheme 'deeply damaging, extortionately expensive, unworkable and unethical' as she addressed the party conference. She vowed to spend the saved money on  'a new cross-border police unit' working with authorities in France to stop people smuggling gangs. She also unveiled plans for a further 13,000 police officers at a cost of £360million. She echoed Tony Blair as she said Labour would be 'tough on crime and tough on the causes of crime'.

No10 said Mark Fullbrook would become a direct employee of Liz Truss's government days after defending the set up which treated him as on 'secondment' from Fullbrook Strategies.

The former shadow home secretary urged the Labour leader to 'listen' to trade unions as they engage in industrial action during the cost-of-living crisis.

The £2billion proposals, unveiled today by Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves in Liverpool, would bring in nearly 20,000 additional doctors, nurses and social care staff every year.

A petition to kick Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby off TV has nearly hit 75,000 signatures, following accusations the presenters skipped the queue to see the Queen lying in state. The TV stars have acknowledged the backlash and said they 'understand the reaction' but insist they were at the venue to work as broadcasters and did not push ahead of the public. However viewers have been calling for an outright apology and for the This Morning duo to be axed, after many other celebrities spent hours waiting in line to see the Queen.

The pound, which was already at a 37-year low against the dollar, has fallen further. Sterling fell close to $1.08 on Friday and went as low as $1.0386 during overnight trading in Asia.

Parliament has issued a tender to recruit close protection officers and 'door supervisors' in a bid to minimise the risk of further attacks.

Experts have narrowed down high street products to more than 500 which offer hard-pressed shoppers the best value. Consumer champion Which? has awarded them a new 'Great Value' badge.

The eldest son of Prince William and Kate Middleton, 40, told his schoolmate that his father was King and that'd 'better watch out', according to royal author Katie Nicholl. In her book The New Royals, Nicholl claimed George and his siblings, Princess Charlotte, seven, and Prince Louis, four, were being raised with an understanding of the Monarchy and a 'sense of duty'. She added that while George has been told he will one day be Monarch, the Prince and Princess of Wales are trying not to weigh him down with too much responsibilities too soon. Pictured: William with George (left) and Kate taking her sons to school (right).


The new stamps - the first set to be approved by King Charles III - will be released in the late monarch's memory, the Royal Mail has announced

Lady Mary Russell, who was one of six women to carry the late monarch's train during her 1953 Coronation, passed away 'peacefully at home' surrounded by her family on September 18.

Hopes of a thaw in the 'cold war' between The Firm and the Sussexes have emerged after aides said the King saw 'flickers of hope' when speaking to Harry and Meghan at the Queen's funeral.

Shift worker Michael Marsh (left), 55, had inherited a substantial estate from his late mother but became so 'obsessed' with saving money and building a pension pot, he refused to share any cash with his live-in-girlfriend Aileen Till (right), Chester Magistrates' Court heard. Miserly Marsh ordered Miss Till, 54, to get up at night and check there were no logs missing from their outside their shed and she was only ever allowed access to one dishwasher tablet at a time, pots and pans as he believed she was giving them away.

The teenager was approached by a man at Rhyl Station in North Wales on Saturday. He asked her inappropriate questions, before sexually assaulting her, the British Transport Police said.

Sapper Connor Morrison, 20, suffered serious breathing difficulties while at Rock Barracks in Sutton Heath, Suffolk during July's record breaking heatwave when he collapsed.

Retired civil servant Edna Kearns, pictured, died five months after Michael Vose  deliberately crashed his BMW into her house in Westhoughton, near Bolton, Greater Manchester.

Kwasi Kwarteng moves to calm panicking markets by vowing to lay out plan for cutting debt in November after Pound slumps to ALL-TIME low of $1.03 before clawing back ground - while Chancellor's allies slam 'City boys playing fast and loose' with currency

The Pound tumbled again tonight as the Bank of England stopped short of an emergency interest rate hike in the wake of Kwasi Kwarteng's tax-cutting Budget. Governor Andrew Bailey issued a statement insisting Threadneedle Street 'will not hesitate to act', but did not pull the trigger on an increase that markets had anticipated. The move came after the Kwasi Kwarteng tried to calm market fears by announcing he will lay out fiscal rules on government debt as part of an Autumn Statement on November 23 - alongside a full independent assessment of the state's books. On a rollercoaster day, Sterling was hammered in trading early this morning, dropping to just $1.0327 - under the grim 1985 baseline of $1.0545. The ground was clawed back by early afternoon, returning to just over $1.08. However, that was partly due to expectations of an emergency 0.75 percentage point interest rate hike. When it did not materialise this evening the currency quickly went back down to $1.06.

A woman believed to be in her 60s has died after being hit by a lorry at 9.45am this morning on Victoria Street (pictured) in Westminster she was hit by a lorry while crossing Victoria Street in London.

Keir Starmer told party faithful in Liverpool that Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng have 'lost control' after the Pound dived to a new record low against the US dollar.

The Castle Point MP admitted it was 'a bit of a bolt in the blue' to discover the 623-year-old role she holds handed her a key part in the nation's farewell to Her Majesty.

Angel Lynn, 21, (left; and right, with her mother) was left paralysed and unable to eat, walk or talk by herself following the 2020 ordeal on the A6 in Leicestershire at the hands of Chay Bowskill (inset). Her mother, Nikki, said she was warned Angel's injuries were fatal but she is now regaining movement on her left side and relearning how to swallow. Mrs Lynn said: She was really, really badly injured. They said she wouldn't survive the night and that she wasn't going to wake up at all. Now she's getting lots of physio. She's having speech and language therapy.'

The Labour leader's keynote speech in Liverpool came after days of financial market uncertainty driven by Kwasi Kwarteng's mini-Budget.

Trevelyan Middle School in Windsor has released a chilling video warning that middle class pupils are at risk of being blackmailed into county lines drug dealing by gangs who groom and exploit them

Georgia Wood, 22, suffered a miscarriage, bleed on the brain and gashes and cuts to her head, knees and ankles after the car hit her in Scunthorpe.

The aptly named six-bedroom property, The Beach House, is less than 100ft from Maenporth Beach and has a balcony to make the most of its unobstructed sea views. Buyers can also enjoy its modern energy-efficient technology including an air source heat pump, solar panels and underfloor heating. The house contains two studio flats, which could be rented out as holiday accomodation.

Claims first emerged in last month that the RAF's head of recruitment had refused to follow an order to prioritise particular candidates because she believed it was 'unlawful'.

League One footballer Williams Kokolo, 22, was at Birmingham Crown Court for a 15-minute hearing, where he spoke only to enter pleas, and confirm his name

Former police constable Rowan Horrocks appeared at Leeds Crown Court on Tuesday where he pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape, after a woman made a report in November 2021.

Consumer champion Which? has identified items from tins of baked beans to nappies and rechargeable batteries which it has awarded its 'Great Value' badge. It says the selected products combine value for money with good quality. The company devised its list as Britons are already being stung in the pocket by high heating costs and fuel price increases. Data shows how families are also eating into weekly budgets by having to shell out more for their weekly shops. Cupboard staples such as milk and butter have seen some of the largest price increases in the last 12 months. The average cost of milk is now 26.7 per cent higher than it was last year, while spreadable butter is now 22.8 per cent more expensive than it was in September last year, according to's Grocery Price Index. Spaghetti and loaves of bread have also seen a price spike with the average pack of pasta favourite now costing £1.45, a rise of 26p since last September. Bread is now 15p more expensive that it was 12 months ago. Cupboard favourites including beans, cheese and eggs have also seen double digit percentage increase since September last year, according to's data. Overall, rampaging prices of food and drink saw the cost of groceries jump by more than 12 per cent in the past month alone.

Theodore Freed is also accused of making incident pictures of children and tried to have sex chats with underage girls, Westminster Magistrates' Court heard on Tuesday.

The incident, which took place in Horse Guards was captured on camera before it was shared on TikTok where it has received more than 104,000 likes.

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Dockworkers (pictured) at the Port of Felixstowe began their second eight-day strike today as workers in Liverpool also began a second week of strikes - as port bosses warned unions.

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First partial voting results in Moscow's sham referendums in four Russian-occupied regions of Ukraine unsurprisingly came out in favour of annexation by Russia, Russian state news said on Tuesday. Hastily arranged votes had taken place over five days in the four areas - Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson - that make up about 15 per cent of Ukrainian territory. Russian-installed officials accompanied by machinegun-toting henchmen took ballot boxes from house to house in what Ukraine and the West said was an illegitimate, coercive exercise designed to create a legal pretext for Russia to annex the four regions. President Vladimir Putin could then portray any Ukrainian attempt to recapture them as an attack on Russia itself. He said last week he was willing to use nuclear weapons to defend the 'territorial integrity' of Russia. Officials in Kyiv hit back against the transparent land grab by declaring the votes 'will not have any influence' on battlefield, where Ukrainian forces are in ascendancy. The majorities in the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk people's republics were just under 98 per cent, with 14 per cent and 13 per cent respectively of votes tallied, according to Russian state media.

Conservative group Pacific Legal Foundation filed a federal lawsuit against the Department of Education with the intent of stopping President Joe Biden's student loan cancellation plan

The footage, taken by a 12-year-old girl, shows her 14-year-old sister in the Novotel Brighton Le Sands at 10.40pm last Saturday before being chased by Dutch cyclist Mathieu van der Poel

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A fed up Melbourne renovation customer Jill Harris has plastered her front lawn with signs bagging the company responsible for her 'ex-tent-ion' home, the Extension Factory.