• UK warns social media platforms could face new laws to protect children

    UK warns social media platforms could face new laws to protect children

    • April 22, 2018

    New laws to crack down on social media giants that allow flagrant breaches of age limits are being considered by UK ministers. In a strongly-worded letter to platforms like Facebook and Google, UK Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has accused companies of “turning a blind eye” to a generation of children who are being “exposed to

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  • Catholic institutions announce move away from fossil fuels

    Catholic institutions announce move away from fossil fuels

    • April 22, 2018

    An international coalition of Catholic institutions have pledged to take their money out of fossil fuels. The commitment by 35 religious orders, lay organisations and social justice movements to “divest” their money from the polluting energy sources was announced by the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM). Those signed up to the move include humanitarian aid

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  • Commonwealth leaders unanimously endorse Charles as new head

    Commonwealth leaders unanimously endorse Charles as new head

    • April 21, 2018

    The Prince of Wales was unanimously endorsed as the next head of the Commonwealth by world leaders, Theresa May has said. The move by Commonwealth prime ministers and presidents was welcomed by Mrs May who said it was “fitting” the heir to the throne should one day succeed his mother the Queen in the role.

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  • Star-studded line-up for Queen’s Birthday Party

    Star-studded line-up for Queen’s Birthday Party

    • April 21, 2018

    The Queen is set to attend a star-studded concert to celebrate her 92nd birthday. Shaggy, Sting, Sir Tom Jones, Craig David and Kylie Minogue are among the artists who will take to the stage at the Royal Albert Hall in central London. The Queen and members of the royal family will be guests of honour

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  • Donald Trump ‘planning UK summer visit’

    Donald Trump ‘planning UK summer visit’

    • April 21, 2018

    US president Donald Trump is planning on visiting the UK in the summer, it is reported. Mr Trump has not visited the UK since he was elected to the White House in November 2016, with a potential visit to London to open the US Embassy in January not taking place. The Daily Mail report a

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  • London marathon could be hottest on record

    London marathon could be hottest on record

    • April 21, 2018

    This year’s London Marathon could be the hottest on record as the Met Office warns it will feel very warm for the runners on the capital’s streets. In 1996 a highest temperature of 22.7C (72.8F) was set at the annual event, and it looks as though the record which was set 22 years ago could

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