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....Matt Canavan has attempted to revive a plan to give a $320m royalty concession to the Adani Carmichael mine, arguing it would be akin to a “rent free” period when a tenant moved into a new commercial building. The resources and northern Australia minister said there was a “serious question mark” over the Adani Carmichael coalmine because the Queensland government has deferred a plan to give it a royalty concession. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Adani royalty rate akin to 'rent free' period in Galilee Basin, Matt Canavan says image
....Matt Canavan has attempted to revive a plan to give a $320m royalty concession to the Adani Carmichael mine, arguing it would be akin to a “rent free” period when a tenant moved into a new commercial building. The resources and northern Australia minister said there was a “serious question mark” over the Adani Carmichael coalmine because the Queensland government has deferred a plan to give it a royalty concession. ...
Revealed: Rarest coins of 2016 – see if YOUR change is worth a fortune image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 12:56:00 PM
....95 million struck and released into circulation - but rhe design was also released in 2015 and 2008 so not too rare. However, keep an eye out for £2 Britannia coins from 2015, with around 650,000 that have the Queen's head upside down on the opposite side. ...
Employers add a ‘cheap place to live’ to list of staff perks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 7th of May 2017 06:00:25 AM
....50 a week. In 2015 the accountant Deloitte kicked off a scheme offering graduates joining the company a special deal if they opted to rent a flat at East Village, the former athletes’ village on the doorstep of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, east London. ...
£5 note: Deadline looms for digging out old paper fivers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 11:05:36 PM
....Shops may refuse them from Saturday, although banks should exchange them. The change to polymer £5 notes marks a temporary absence of women, apart from the Queen, on the Bank's banknotes. ...
Galliford shares hit by £100m project blow image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 07:30:48 AM
....7% after rising costs on two Scottish infrastructure projects took their toll. The FTSE 250-listed firm has taken a one-off charge of nearly £100m on the cost of the Queensferry Crossing bridge and the Aberdeen West Peripheral Route. ...
Andrew Tyrie, scourge of bankers, deserves new City role | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 06:18:25 PM
. Andrew Tyrie is “a man who would insult the Queen if he thought she deserved it,” the late Simon Hoggart wrote in this paper after the Conservative member for Chichester gave one of his characteristically acerbic performances in committee. ...
Growth in unpaid full-time internships raises fears for social mobility image
.... However, the company backed down within hours of the Guardian reporting its plan. Fashion house Paul Smith, whose founder was knighted by the Queen in 2000, offers at least three unpaid positions, including a six-month placement in its press office, for which only travel and lunch expenses are paid. ...
Gandhi stamps sell for £500,000 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 12:56:41 PM
....Stanley Gibbons previously sold one of these singles for £160,000 to a client in Uruguay last year. A block of four is in the Queen's stamp collection, which is believed to be the world's largest and most valuable in private hands. ...
Abbot Point coal port spill causes 'massive contamination' of Queensland wetland image
....A vast swathe of the Caley Valley wetlands has been blackened by coal-laden water released from nearby Abbot Point port after Debbie’s torrential rains inundated its coal storage facilities last month. Satellite imagery of the coal spill last week prompted an investigation by the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP), which said the port operator appeared to have acted in line with a temporary licence to release the excess water. ...
'Punk' beer maker BrewDog sells 22% of firm to private equity house image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 01:40:17 PM
....1% ABV Nanny State, and produced another, The End of History, at a staggering 55% ABV, which was presented inside dead animals. In 2016 the Queen’s birthday honours list included MBEs for the pair. ...
Let’s move to Kirkcaldy, Fife: a beautiful bay and an excellent farmers’ market image
....Sarah Bellis “When the Forth road bridge is shut it can be a nightmare to get anywhere. It should be better once the Queensferry crossing is complete. ...
Viagogo snubs MPs' inquiry into online ticket reselling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 21st of March 2017 10:57:46 AM
....Nigel Adams MP said Viagogo “makes Stan Flashman look like Mother Teresa”. Flashman was a renowned tout who claimed he could even get tickets for the Queen’s Garden Parties. ...
Aberdeen wrestles with hard choices as independence looms again image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 03:59:43 PM
....”. At the town hall, where the barometer outside points to “change” and the Queen’s portrait hangs in the lobby inside, city council leader Jenny Laing says Aberdeen has experienced downturns before but “nothing on this scale”, and that the prospect of another referendum is disastrous. ...
'Brothers bling': lawsuit puts Nick and Christian Candy in spotlight image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 09:00:35 AM
....” But then, this was a case that was never meant to come to trial. At the centre of the dispute is a listed building in Belgravia, a period mansion block whose famous residents are said to have included the Queen Mother and actor David Niven. ...
Ian and Greg Chappell call on Adani to abandon Carmichael mine project image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 01:46:56 AM
....”. Cousins is leading an “alternate delegation” to India, where the Queensland premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, and six regional Queensland mayors are on a trade mission to build support for Adani’s mine. ...
Oxford once again tops list of UK's least affordable places to live image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of February 2017 08:01:06 AM
....Over the past five years, London has experienced the fastest house price growth, with average prices up 57%. Chelmsford, the county town of Essex that was granted city status to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, had the second highest gains, with prices up 55%. ...
Business rates rise is biggest issue for small firms in London image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 12:01:17 AM
....Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham Hospitals face a £322m or 21% increase in their business rates bill over the next five years. The worst affected is the Queen Elizabeth in Birmingham, where the rates bill will more than double to £6. ...
Government urged to stop property tax hikes for 1,249 NHS hospitals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of February 2017 06:37:31 PM
....The cross-party group of politicians who have already expressed concern about the tax rise for hospitals include Steve McCabe, Labour MP for Birmingham Selly Oak, Royston Smith, Conservative MP for Southampton Itchen, and Annie Wells, Conservative and Unionist MSP for Glasgow. The hospitals facing the most severe increases include the Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham, which will see its business rates bill more than double, from £2. ...
‘A horrendous notion’: small firms object to tourist tax proposals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 07:15:00 AM
....” That’s how one vexed owner of a 29-bedroom hotel in Bath described the Bath and North East Somerset council’s proposals to introduce a tourist tax in the area. Laurence Beere, co-owner of the Queensberry Hotel wasn’t the only hotelier frustrated by the potential tax. ...
Rolls-Royce apologises in court after settling bribery case image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 01:29:50 PM
....• In Russia, Rolls-Royce won a contract to supply equipment to the state-owned energy company Gazprom by making payments to a senior Gazprom official. Sir Brian Leveson QC, the president of the Queen’s bench division of the high court, said the case raised questions about whether it would ever be in the public interest to prosecute a company as big as Rolls-Royce. ...
Rolls-Royce to pay £671m over bribery claims image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 05:32:13 PM
.... It will also pay $169m (£140m) in penalties to the US Department of Justice and $25m to the Brazilian authorities. The terms of the agreement with the SFO are to be examined on Tuesday by Sir Brian Leveson QC, the president of the Queen’s bench division of the high court. ...
Economists have completely failed us. They’re no better than Mystic Meg | Simon Jenkins image
.... It not only failed in its purpose of instilling fear, it appeared to validate a bogus reason for voting Brexit – that all experts are mendacious toffs. After the debacle of 2008, academic economists made a few half-hearted attempts to answer the Queen’s famous LSE question, “Why did nobody notice?” But there was no official or professional inquiry. ...
Ultra-rare Jane Austen £5 note found in Christmas card in Scottish Borders image
....Graham Short, a specialist micro-engraver from Birmingham, said he came up with the idea of engraving a 5mm portrait of Austen on the transparent part of the new plastic Bank of England £5 notes to mark the 200th anniversary of her death next year. Short’s most recent work, a portrait of the Queen on a pinhead, sold for £100,000. ...
Music streaming hailed as industry's saviour as labels enjoy profit surge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of December 2016 02:09:43 PM
.... Digital downloads are shrinking so rapidly that I’d say they will almost certainly be gone in a couple of years”. Jane Third, senior vice-president of Because Music, whose artists include Metronomy, Christine and the Queens, Major Lazer and Django Django, said revenue from streaming had ensured profits more than doubled on last year. ...
UK's biggest wrapping paper maker: 'It can be Christmas every day' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of December 2016 01:13:37 PM
.... Upmarket crackers, under the Tom Smith brand, sell for up to £500 and will be adorning the royal Christmas dinner table. In October, IG sent a selection of four specially selected cracker designs to Buckingham Palace so that the Queen could choose one to grace her Christmas table. ...
Trench coat maker Aquascutum to be sold for £97m image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 01:51:57 PM
....Reports suggest Chinese buyers are acquiring the clothing retailer, which started in London in the 1850s. Its illustrious fans have included the Queen Mother, Margaret Thatcher and actors such as Cary Grant. ...
£5 notes 'worth £20,000' in circulation image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 01:09:31 PM
....Three more notes will be spent in England, Wales and Northern Ireland this week. Mr Short's last work, a portrait of the Queen on a pinhead, sold for £100,000. ...
Apple Music attracts 20 million subscribers in 18 months image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 06:25:14 AM
.... . ZL: Take Christine and the Queens - she was only recognised in France when we started playing her and all of a sudden she is regarded as one of the breakout artists of the last 12 to 18 months. ...
Australian GDP: economy shrinks by 0.5% in September quarter image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 02:00:59 AM
....When the economy previously contracted in a single quarter, in March 2011 (by 0. 2%), it had suffered from the Queensland flood. ...
Whitechapel Bell Foundry to ring in new era as owner sells site image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of December 2016 03:57:24 PM
....More recently, the Whitechapel team designed the bell used at the start of the 2012 London Olympics but the 23-tonne structure was too big for its furnaces and was cast in the Netherlands. The foundry cast the bells used on the lead barge for the Queen’s Jubilee pageant on the Thames, also in 2012. ...
Revealed: Coutts managed tax haven firms for controversial clients image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 11:01:45 AM
....Coutts, the taxpayer-owned bank, provided offshore services to controversial clients including a member of the Brunei royal family accused of stealing billions from his own country, and a banker charged with assisting the sons of Egypt’s deposed president, Hosni Mubarak, in financial crime. Known as the Queen’s bank after its most famous customer, Coutts is revealed to have managed secretive tax haven structures for the Sultan of Brunei’s younger brother, Prince Jefri Bolkiah, and the investment banker Hassan Heikal. ...
Experts get it wrong again by failing to predict Trump victory image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of November 2016 02:41:02 PM
....The inflation report by the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee in August 2008 did not even contain the word “recession”. As the Queen said at the London School of Economics in November 2009, why did no one see this coming? Ex-Bank of England deputy governor Charlie Bean astonishingly argued in a speech in October 2010 that “no one should expect to be able to predict the timing and scale of these sorts of events with any precision”. ...
UK house prices: East and South driving rises, says ONS image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of October 2016 09:13:09 AM
....Property prices in August were typically at £236,000 in England, £145,000 in Wales, £145,000 in Scotland, and £123,000 in Northern Ireland. Locally, prices rose fastest over the course of the year in the London borough of Newham, home to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, where prices increased by 23. ...
Farm subsidies: Payment to billionaire prince sparks anger image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of September 2016 02:25:57 AM
....A compromised reform process - the so-called "greening" of the Common Agricultural Policy - resulted in farmers mostly being paid depending on how much land they own. The UK's top beneficiaries include estates owned partly or wholly by the Queen (£557,706. ...
'I sold three new fivers for £460' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 23rd of September 2016 11:24:44 AM
.... About one million have AA01 serial numbers, but some are not in general circulation. The very lowest serial number notes are handed to the Queen. ...
'Buckingham Palace lookalike' flats snapped up image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of September 2016 10:59:41 AM
....". However she denied that the architects, Quinlan and Francis Terry, had based the design on the Queen's London residence. ...
New Sir Winston Churchill five pound plastic note enters circulation TOMORROW image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 12th of September 2016 04:01:00 PM
.... The new note is part of a new generation of British cash that is harder to counterfeit. Security measures include a see-through window featuring the Queen's portrait, as well as Big Ben shown in gold foil on the front of the note and silver on the back. ...
Bank of England's Minouche Shafik leaves to run the LSE image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 12th of September 2016 10:38:49 AM
....Ms Shafik previously held academic appointments at the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown University's economics department. She was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire in the Queen's Birthday Honour's list last year. ...
Once it was touch and go, now contactless is a new-wave revolution image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of September 2016 06:00:24 AM
....Research from Mintel showed that cheques were used by less than one-third (31%) of Brits during the three months to April, putting them well behind contactless debit cards (39%) and contactless credit cards (34%). Some 97% of Britons used cash during the period - which does make you wonder how the other 3% managed to get through three months without paying for anything with notes or coins (presumably this 3% includes the Queen and others too posh to carry cash). ...
Britain’s biggest cash revolution in decades, all yours for a fiver image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of September 2016 02:14:59 PM
.... Armoured vehicles have collected much of the £2bn-plus worth of new money from the Bank’s cash centres in Debden, Essex, and Leeds, and ferried them to more than 30 high-security vaults across the country to begin distribution to the high street banks – and on Tuesday morning the public will have the first chance to handle and use them in person. With the Queen on one side, Winston Churchill is the other face of the new fiver, which will be made out of a thin and flexible plastic material – including a see-through window – and will be 15% smaller than the current cotton-paper £5. ...
Plastic £5 note featuring Sir Winston Churchill to enter circulation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of September 2016 10:42:05 AM
....The £5 note paves the way for a new generation of security features, making the note even harder to counterfeit. They include a see-through featuring the Queen’s portrait as well as Big Ben depicted in gold foil on the front of the note and silver on the back. ...
Under fire image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of September 2016 10:09:07 AM

Princess Charlotte could be going on her first royal tour next month 
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 14th of August 2016 04:20:03 AM
....Canada is still regarded as a key member of the Commonwealth by the Royal Family, but a poll last year showed the country was divided on the future of the monarchy. The study, by Forum Research, showed that 39 per cent favoured abolishing the monarchy on the Queen’s death and 54 per cent said they did not want the Prince of Wales to become head of state. ...

Hard-Left activists to help pick who gets gongs as Jeremy Corbyn plans radical shake-up of honours system
....However, Mr Corbyn’s allies are now expected to return to the plans after Left-wingers claimed all six places on the 33-person body up for election this week, increasing his majority. The Labour leader submits names for gongs twice a year, for the Queen’s birthday and New Year honours, each time picking half a dozen candidates. ...

Britain must channel the Olympic spirit and expand Heathrow
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 12th of August 2016 11:45:00 AM
....It's hard to believe we're four years on from that glorious summer of London 2012. Inevitably, I'm reminded of the journey that took us from our exhilaration at the IOC’s decision in 2005 that our capital city would host the Games, to the lighting of the Olympic flame in the Queen Elizabeth stadium seven years later. ...
Duke of Westminster, Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, dies aged 64 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of August 2016 10:35:54 PM
....Who is the new Duke of Westminster?. A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said: "I can confirm that Her Majesty the Queen is aware of the news about the Duke of Westminster. ...

Billionaire landowner and close friend of Prince Charles the Duke of Westminster dies aged 64 after sudden illness
....The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall were "deeply shocked and greatly saddened" by the unexpected death of their friend, a Clarence House spokesman said. A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: "I can confirm that Her Majesty the Queen is aware of the news about the Duke of Westminster. ...

Royal Household manager took £55,000 in bribes to give friends contracts
....The work at Buckingham Palace, St James’s Palace and Kensington Palace was funded by the Civil List, now called the Sovereign Grant, and came out of taxpayer’s pocket. Harper’s services to the Queen were recognised when he was made a Member of the Royal Victorian Order in 2004. ...

Exclusive Scottish estate with link to Camerons on the market
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of August 2016 04:29:55 PM
....  Its owner Philip Astor is a first cousin once removed to Viscount Astor, who is married to Mrs Cameron's mother, Lady Annabel, and the family link has prompted local speculation that the former prime minister, a keen shot, may be interested in the property.   Tillypronie, which is not far from the Queen’s Balmoral estate, was often visited by Queen Victoria and was built in 1867 by Sir John Clark, the diplomat son of her physician, Sir James Clark. ...
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Drunk man arrested after climbing into Buckingham Palace grounds
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of August 2016 11:50:54 AM
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Why is Steve Hilton so upset with David Cameron's honours list?
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 8th of August 2016 09:39:20 AM
.... But most recipients of this denigrated system are the worthy and the hitherto unthanked. The long-serving dinner lady, the mountain rescue stalwart and the children’s football coach are the types that make up the vast majority of the Queen’s Birthday or the New Year Honours list. ...

Princess Beatrice said to have split from boyfriend of 10 years Dave Clark
....However it is thought not all of the Royal Family approved of the match, and although they were introduced by the Duke of Cambridge, it was rumoured that he did not approve of the union and pointedly did not invite Mr Clark to his wedding in 2011. Until the birth of Princess Charlotte, Beatrice was sixth in line to the throne and needed to seek permission from the Queen before accepting a proposal of marriage. ...

Michael Gove leaked Queen’s private EU remarks to the press, Nick Clegg claims 
. Michael Gove leaked the Queen’s private comments on the European Union to the press to boost the Brexit campaign, Nick Clegg has claimed. ...

Kayaker rescued after being stranded for four days following crocodile attack 
....The man, who has not been named, was left to fend for himself on Townshend Island, where he had paddled to escape from the reptile. According to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority he had been kayaking in Shoalwater Bay off the Queensland coast. ...
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Poignant letters reveal young Queen Mother's friendship with wounded WW1 soldier
....She was an impressionable 16-year-old, anxious to help the young men who had endured the horrors of war and were sent to her Scottish castle home to recuperate. But for Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, later to become Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, one brave young man in particular stood out among the many being treated at Glamis Castle. ...

Countryfile is dumbing down to draw in an urban audience, presenter admits
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 4th of August 2016 09:43:10 PM
....The team also tackled the question of taking the programme worldwide, with Harrison admitting she would like to see trips abroad but Matt Baker insisting Countryfile must stay within its remit. Well 'Hello Archie'! He is a Highland Bull bought by @AdamHenson from HM the Queen @Countryfilelive @BBCBreakfast xx pic. ...

Rio 2016: Dame Judi Dench to take part in opening ceremony
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 09:52:18 PM
. London 2012 had the Queen as its star turn, and Rio 2016 will have acting’s equivalent of royalty after Dame Judi Dench was chosen to play a key role in Friday night’s Olympic Games opening ceremony, the Telegraph can disclose. ...

MEP vying to be Nicola Sturgeon's deputy backs post-independence referendum on monarchy
....An independent Scotland should hold a referendum on whether to abolish the monarchy, an SNP MEP has said as he attempted to win over the party’s republican base in the contest to become Nicola Sturgeon’s deputy. Alyn Smith said the Scottish people should decide in a separate vote after the break-up of the UK whether the nation continues as a monarchy or gets rid of the Queen and her successors. ...

Jeremy Corbyn wishes that Britain wasn't a superpower
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 11:44:27 AM
.... Both men had been fighting alongside Isil in Syria when the prime minister, David Cameron, authorised the attack. Reporting to the Commons after the event, Cameron described the men as representing a “clear and present danger”, the security services having informed him that they were planning attacks on commemorative events in the UK, one of which was to be attended by the Queen. ...

Cloud which looks like the Queen delights plane passengers 
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 09:35:41 AM
. Passengers on a flight to Palma on Sunday were delighted to see the Queen appear in the sky. ...

Clarence House opens to the public, revealing Prince Charles's family photographs - and rabbits
....While images of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge do not feature heavily in shot, an additional table of family photographs is out of range. In the past, it has displayed the wedding photograph of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall and family snaps of the Queen Mother. ...

David Cameron's resignation honours list humiliatingly blocked as committee vetoes peerage for former party treasurer
....The row emerged after a Sunday newspaper published a “junior” list detailing Mr Cameron’s requests for honours for 48 advisers, including one for Isabel Spearman, an aide to Mr Cameron’s wife Samantha and knighthoods for four serving Cabinet ministers. That prompted Sir Desmond Swayne who was recommended for a knighthood by Mr Cameron two months ago in the Queen’s Birthday honours, to admit that rewarding allies with knighthoods and OBEs was a “light” way of settling old debts. ...
Slumdog multi-millionaire image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 31st of July 2016 11:16:39 PM
....". Omar, who Ambarish describes as "the smart, educated one", made an app prototype of his friend's face superimposed over the Queen's. ...

50,000 children face death by starvation in northern Nigeria
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 29th of July 2016 06:46:33 PM
....But Western officials are worried that Mr Buhari is using some of the aid to persecute Christian political rivals instead of tackling Islamist militants. Mr Buhari was involved in an embarrassing diplomatic row with Downing Street earlier this year after David Cameron was overheard remarking to the Queen that Nigeria was one “of the most corrupt countries in the world” ahead of an anti-corruption summit in London. ...

Pigeon cheating scandal: champion bird in race from south of France never left its Oxfordshire loft
....“I was tempted and fell, I'll regret it forever,” Mr Kelly told The Sun after it emerged he had cheated. Mr Kelly owns up to 350 pigeons including some that were bred at the Queen’s Royal Loft at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk. ...

Elizabeth I Armada portrait saved for the nation
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 28th of July 2016 11:01:00 PM
....3 million that has been raised, which includes contributions from the Linbury Trust, the Garfield Weston Foundation and the Headley Trust, is enough to bring the painting into public ownership for the first time in its 425-year history. It will go on display later this year at the Queen’s House, on the site of Elizabeth I’s birthplace at the original Greenwich Palace. ...
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Dame Vera Lynn receives Queen's honour for eight decades of service in ceremony at her home 
. Dame Vera Lynn, the Forces' sweetheart, has received her latest honour from the Queen in an investiture ceremony held at her village home. ...

Barack Obama’s 21 greatest moments as US president
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of July 2016 06:13:50 PM
.... When they got another shot, though, the Obamas delivered. The Obamas struck up an unexpectedly close relationship with the British Royal family during his presidency - notably Mrs Obamas bond with the Queen. ...

Cloud which looks exactly like Winnie the Pooh spotted at children's charity event
....It delighted attendees at an event for the Children's Heart Surgery Fund.  Earlier this year, the Queen and Prince George met the famous bear in a new book. ...
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Prince Charles has fit of giggles over papier mache royal heads
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of July 2016 05:22:20 PM
....And it was a case of "bottoms up" when they enjoyed a pre-lunchtime tipple, sipping pale ale in a garden bar. The papier mache heads depicting everyone from the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were created by pupils from Flitcham Church of England Primary. ...

12 of the nicest things which have happened in 2016 so far
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of July 2016 02:40:01 PM
.... . We then saw dedicated fans of the Royal Family sit in the Mall in the drizzle as they tucked into M&S hampers, as the Queen watched from behind her curtains. ...

IndyCamp protestors lose eviction court case 
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of July 2016 01:22:17 PM
....  Other protestors claimed Jesus had made it known that the "Sovereign Indigenous Peoples of Scotland" should be allowed to remain in their camp.   The respondents also tired to call the Queen as a witness and accused Lord Turnbull of blasphemy. ...

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