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Buckingham Palace repairs funding approved by MPs

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Funding for a multimillion-pound refurbishment of Buckingham Palace has been approved by MPs. They backed changes to the Sovereign Grant – the funding formula for the monarchy’s official duties – by 464 votes to 56. The grant will increase by 10% to pay for the £369m refurbishment. Officials say the […]

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Murder probe as young child found dead in Faringdon

[ad_1] Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption A murder investigation has been launched following the discovery of a dead child at a property in Faringdon A young child has been found dead at a property in Oxfordshire, prompting a murder investigation. Police found the child after being called to at a home at Bromsgrove Cottages in […]

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Muirfield golf club overturns men-only policy

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Women were only welcome at the course and clubhouse as guests and visitors Muirfield golf club has voted to admit women as members for the first time in its history. Members at the privately-owned club voted 80.2% in favour of updating their membership policy. It followed a decision […]

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Kickboxer Scott Marsden, 14, dies after Leeds title fight

[ad_1] Image caption Scott Marsden (centre) has been described as a ‘well loved and respected fighter and sportsman’ A 14-year-old kickboxer has died after collapsing during a national title bout. Scott Marsden was taken to hospital after needing urgent medical attention during the fight in Leeds on Saturday, but later died. Scott was a member […]

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Jack Monroe 'fell apart' after Katie Hopkins tweets

[ad_1] Media captionJack Monroe: “I had no choice but to respond to it” Jack Monroe “fell apart as a person” after defamatory tweets sent by Mail Online columnist Katie Hopkins, the food blogger has told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme. Monroe successfully sued Hopkins over two tweets published in 2015, asking if Monroe had “scrawled […]