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Harry and Meghan want Lilibet to be christened at Windsor in front of the Queen - with Duke making 'intentions clear' during visit for the unveiling of Princess Diana's statue

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Harry and Meghan are planning for Lilibet to be christened at Windsor in front of the Queen, royal sources have told Richard Eden. They've accused the Queen of handing down 'genetic pain and suffering' and charged unnamed relations with racism, but the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are apparently eager to cling on to the perks of life in the Royal Family. A royal source said Prince Harry and Meghan want a royal christening for their baby, Lilibet, held in the presence of the Queen. The California-based couple's intentions are said to have been made clear during Harry's visit to this country for the unveiling of Princess Diana's statue earlier this month. 'Harry told several people that they want to have Lili christened at Windsor, just like her brother,' a royal source tells Eden Confidential.  'They are happy to wait until circumstances allow.' They've accused the Queen of handing down 'genetic pain and suffering' and charged unnamed re

Plan to ban prosecutions on Troubles is rejected by all five main Northern Ireland parties

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Proposals to ban Troubles prosecutions were yesterday rejected by all five of Northern Ireland’s main parties. Leaders from across the province’s political divide condemned the Government’s plans, insisting families should be able to ‘pursue justice for loved ones’. It was discussed in a virtual meeting yesterday with Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis. Leaders from across the province’s political divide condemned the Government’s plans, insisting families should be able to ‘pursue justice for loved ones’. British troops are seen in County Armagh in 1981 On Wednesday, he announced a statute of limitations on all prosecutions related to the Troubles up to the signing of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement. As well as ending the prosecutions of Army veterans who served in Ulster, it would also stop investigations into incidents involving IRA and loyalist paramilitaries. Ministers will consult with Northern Ireland’s political leaders over the summer.  However, if an alternative cannot b

Food shortages warning as abattoir staff get NHS app exemption: Six million Britons face being told to stay at home every week - as infections bust 50,000 barrier

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Self-isolation rules were in chaos last night after the meat industry claimed its workers had been excused from quarantining if they are 'pinged' by the NHS Covid-19 app. It came as the Ministry of Defence revealed 5,200 military personnel are off duty because they are self-isolating, leading MPs to warn the app could endanger national security. Some NHS trusts are so short-staffed they are letting double-jabbed doctors and nurses work if pinged. Nearly 900,000 alerts telling people to quarantine were issued in the first week of this month after contact with a coronavirus case. Ministers have said the lifting of restrictions on Monday – dubbed 'Freedom Day' – is likely to push daily infections to more than 100,000, which could force around half a million a day to self-isolate. The chaos has forced hospitals to call off operations, factories to cancel shifts and some councils to tell residents bins will not be collected.  And now shoppers have been warned of supermarket

Australia Post makes a stunning error in series of stamps created to mark nation's volcanic past - can you spot the huge stuff-up?

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The release of a stunning national stamp series has been marred by a huge error in one of the collectables. Australia Post's new series depicting 'Australia's volcanic past' includes four stamps each with an image of a different ancient volcano - except the stamp labelled Wollumbin Mount Warning shows a different NSW peak. That stamp has the nearby Mount Doughboy in the foreground, with Mount Warning just visible at the very top right hand corner, under the $1.10 value. The release of Australia Post's stunning 'volcanic past' stamp series has been marred by what looks like a huge error in one of the collectables The series includes four stamps each with an image of a different ancient volcano - except the stamp labelled Wollumbin Mount Warning shows a different New South Wales peak. Both peaks are part of the huge extinct Tweed volcano, which was more than 100km in diameter and last erupted 23 million years ago.  Australia Post said the choice was deliberate

'Hollywood Ripper' Michael Gargiulo is sentenced to DEATH nearly two years after he was convicted of murdering two women including Ashton Kutcher's girlfriend and attempted murder of a third

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'Hollywood Ripper' Michael Gargiulo was sentenced to death today for killing TV star Ashton Kutcher's girlfriend Ashley Ellerin and viciously murdering young mother Maria Bruno.  Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Larry Fidler - who called Gargiulo's crimes 'vicious and frightening' - also handed the one-time heating and air conditioning repairman a life sentence for the brutal attempted murder of Michelle Murphy. Gargiulo, 45 - head shaven, handcuffed and wearing orange 'LA County Jail' overalls and a blue mask - slouched in his chair, showing no reaction as Judge Fidler told him that for the murders of Ellerin and Bruno, 'you shall be put to death in the State Penitentiary at San Quentin, California.' Everywhere Gargiulo goes 'death and destruction follow,' Judge Fidler told the court as he handed down the sentence.  'Every time he's in the neighborhood, somebody dies. Everywhere he goes, mayhem and terror follow,' Judge Fidle