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Royal wedding: Stormzy song helps archbishop with nerves

Image caption Blinded By Your Grace is a song on Stormzy’s debut album Gang Signs & Prayer The Archbishop of Canterbury has turned to grime artist Stormzy to help quell his nerves as he prepares for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding. The Most Reverend Justin Welby will officiate the highly anticipated ceremony at Windsor […]

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Armed police alerted over Chester 'Dads Army' soldiers

Image copyright Cheshire Police Image caption The men were carrying deactivated machine guns including models commonly used in World War Two Armed police were called to reports of a machine gun-toting gang – only to find a group of Home Guard battle re-enactors. Officers were deployed in Chester on Sunday amid concerns about the men, […]

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Hemel Hempstead Town fan makes 440 mile trip to games

Image caption Former England striker Teddy Sheringham helped pay for Colin’s season ticket this year A partially-sighted football fan who makes a 440 mile round trip with his guide dog to nearly every home game has been given a free season ticket. Colin Perreira, 22, travels on the train from Plymouth to Hertfordshire to see […]

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What can you get for £10,000?

Image copyright Getty Images The Resolution Foundation has proposed that 25-year-olds be handed £10,000 to help reduce inter-generational unfairness. But before you start planning to splash the windfall, bear in mind that it can’t be spent on just anything. It’s suggested that the cash should be used only for worthy things, such as a home, […]

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Train tickets: Rail industry plans fares shake-up

Image copyright Getty Images Britain’s rail companies are to launch a public consultation aimed at making ticketing fairer and easier to use. The Rail Delivery Group (RDG), which represents rail firms, said about 55 million different fares exist in the current system. A passenger group said reform was “overdue”. The industry admits passengers are not […]

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Oxford Paradise Square gunman siege ends after 14 hours

Image copyright PA Image caption Witnesses heard armed police shout “put your hands up” A 14-hour stand-off between a gunman and armed police in Oxford has “ended peacefully”, police have said. Shots were exchanged between the suspect and officers in Paradise Square on Monday before negotiators attempted to end the situation. A 24-year-old man was […]

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Chronic fatigue: I was 'held hostage by ME'

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionNewsbeat documentary: M.E. and me Hi, my name is Lizzie and I’m known in my town as the girl who got ill. You see, I was given that label when I was diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) aged 16. I’d gone from a bright, bubbly girl to […]

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Reality Check: Do UK supermarkets vary prices by area?

Image copyright Getty Images Something unusual has been happening in UK supermarkets in the last week. Since Tuesday 1 May, minimum alcohol pricing in Scotland has meant that they have not been charging the same prices for groceries across the UK. A report into competition between supermarkets in 2000 conducted by the Competition Commission (CC) […]