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Queen honours 8 areas with new city status for Platinum Jubilee – full list

Key places in the UK have traditionally been awarded city status during the Queen’s major jubilee years. In 2012, only three areas emerged successful in the Diamond Jubilee competition, Chelmsford, Perth and St Asaph, but this year an unprecedented eight places have been awarded city status as the Queen celebrates an impressive 70 years on […]

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Sports

Middleton Stakes: Lilac Road delivered to perfection for Group Two honours at York for Tom Marquand

Lilac Road came from off the pace to land the Group Two Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Middleton Fillies’ Stakes under a patient ride from Tom Marquand for William Haggas. The early pedestrian pace suited the William Haggas-trained Mastercrafstman homebred, who had finished fifth in the Dahlia Stakes at Newmarket on her first start of the […]

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Chester Cup preview: Reshoun spearheads Williams’ squad seeking Chester Cup honours

Ian Williams is mob-handed as he goes in search of a third success in the Tote+ Chester Cup on Friday. Williams first won the two-mile-two-furlong handicap in 2008 with Bulwark and then repeated the dose 10 years later when Magic Circle obliged in the hands of Fran Berry. Both of those winners came in the […]

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World

Horror as Putin honours ‘heroism and courage’ of Bucha soldiers accused of war crimes

Troops in the 64th Separate Guards Motor Rifle Brigade were named as war criminals by the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence earlier this month after mass graves containing murdered civilians were discovered in Bucha following Russia’s withdrawal from the area. However, in a signed letter on Monday, Putin congratulated the soldiers for their “great heroism and […]

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World

Putin honours brigade accused by Ukraine of ‘war crimes’ in Bucha

Russian president signs decree giving 64th Motor Rifle Brigade title of ‘Guards’ for defending ‘Motherland and state interests’. Russia has handed an honourary title to a brigade accused by Ukraine of atrocities and mass killings in Bucha, a town on the outskirts of the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. A decree signed by President Vladimir Putin on […]

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Life Style

‘A young lady now!’ Lady Louise honours Prince Philip with her stylish equestrian brooch

This was a nod to her and Philip’s shared passion for horse riding, in particular carriage riding, which the teenager has taken up in recent years. Louise looked radiant with a natural, yet sophisticated a makeup look, adding a touch of rouge to her cheeks and lips.  Completing her elegant ensemble, the young royal wore her honey […]

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Life Style

Duchess of Cambridge honours Jamaica with ‘understated’ £48 gold bracelet – ‘great taste’

The Duchess of Cambridge, 40, arrived in Jamaica with her husband Prince William, 39, on Tuesday, March 22. The royal couple had spent a few days in Belize in Central America before flying to Jamaica for the second leg of their Caribbean tour. On her second engagement in Jamaica, after visiting the Governor-General at his […]

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Cheltenham Festival: Defending champion Honeysuckle heads 10 chasing Champion Hurdle honours

Honeysuckle will face nine rivals as she defends her Unibet Champion Hurdle crown at the Cheltenham Festival on Tuesday. Henry de Bromhead’s mare is unbeaten in 14 starts under rules, with her 10 Grade One victories including three Irish Champion Hurdles and last year’s success in the Cheltenham feature. The eight-year-old is an odds-on shot […]

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UK

James Middleton honours ‘incredible’ sister in International Women’s Day post

The day is celebrated annually on March 8 to celebrate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women. Many took to social media on Tuesday to pay tribute to the women in their lives who have provided support, comfort, and inspiration. Kate Middleton’s younger brother James posted a photo of his wife Alizée Thevenet of […]

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Gaming

Honours for soldiers who went way beyond the call of duty

news, latest-news, Soldiers who are a shining example to others have been honoured in a special ceremony in Canberra. They include one who saved the life of a prisoner in Iraq. Others who won “Good Soldiering Awards” went far beyond the call of duty in emergencies at home like floods. Corporal Quinn Jensen, for example, […]