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Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries visits the Worcestershire Medal Service in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter, where the Queen's Platinum Jubilee medal is being struck ahead of next year's celebrations. The medal will be awarded to serving frontline staff with five years' service, including police, fire, paramedic and prison staff and armed forces personnel. Exclusive footage of the previously unseen medal and interviews with Nadine Dorries and Worcestershire Medal Service chief executive Phil McDermott.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tells the United Nations that no country should exploit the turmoil in Afghanistan for its own advantage after Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan appealed for nations to work with the Taliban.
‘Things are grim here’: doctor tells of dire situation in north-west England ICU. An intensive care doctor describes the ‘horrendous’ difficulties facing hospitals, including critical shortages and beds and staff
The government is seeking an extra injunction to prevent protesters from blocking the Port of Dover, the transport secretary has announced. Police have arrested 17 people as Insulate Britain demonstrators sit in the road to obstruct the Port of Dover, calling for a "Churchillian response" to the "urgent horror" of the climate crisis. Grant Shapps said the government "won't tolerate reckless behaviour on motorways or ports".
The Queen came up with ideas for the London 2012 Olympics James Bond skit herself, Daniel Craig has revealed.
THE HAGUE (Reuters) -Hundreds of protesters marched against the introduction of a "corona pass" in the Netherlands on Saturday, as proof of COVID-19 vaccination became compulsory to get into bars, restaurants, theatres and other venues. Hours after the requirement to show the pass or a recent negative coronavirus test took effect, the government of caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte sacked a cabinet minister who had publicly questioned the measure. Rutte's office said Deputy Economic Affairs Minister Mona Keijzer had been dismissed because her comments went against cabinet policy on an issue "of such importance and weight".
German election poll tracker: who will be the next chancellor?. Find out who is leading the polling to succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor of Germany
Climate crisis: do we need millions of machines sucking CO2 from the air?From turning CO2 into rock to capturing the breath of office workers, a growing number of companies think the answer is yes The Canadian firm Carbon Engineering’s pilot plant pellet reactor and associated equipment. Photograph: Carbon Engineering
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps urged people to carry on as normal despite fears of petrol shortages due to a lack of HGV drivers.
French President Emmanuel Macron urged Beirut on Friday to implement urgent reform measures and push ahead with International Monetary Fund (IMF) talks, adding that France would continue to support Lebanon. Macron made his comments after meeting Lebanon's Prime Minister Najib Mikati, who is on his first foreign trip after successfully forming a government earlier this month. "With you and your ministers, we have an opportunity to really push ahead on the reforms path," Macron said during a news conference held after the meeting.
New evacuations were ordered in parts of Tulare County, California, on Thursday, September 23, as the growing Windy Fire reached 43,745 acres (about 68 square miles) and was 6 percent contained, according to fire officials.This footage shows a staff member from the Orange County Fire Authority driving along a road in the Sequoia National Forest as flames engulfing brush on either side of road.According to the Los Angeles Times, the Windy Fire has spread into the Long Meadow Grove in Porterville, endangering sequoias such as the Trail of 100 Giants, which includes trees that are around 1,500 years old. Credit: Orange County Fire Authority via Storyful
The town of Greenville, California was completely burned to the ground almost two months ago when the Dixie Fire tore through the area. Buildings lay in ruins, cars sit scorched and trees stand charred after what the governer called a "climate-induced" wildfire. Climate change amplifies droughts, creating ideal conditions for wildfires to spread out of control and inflict unprecedented material and environmental damage.
Deveraux Cannick makes bizarre remarks as part of his closing arguments to prove the singer’s innocence against many charges
Authorities have closed La Palma's airport as a new vent opened in an erupting volcano, spreading more ash across the island. Flights to and from the Spanish island have been cancelled as a result of the volcanic eruption that has lasted nearly a week. La Palma Airport operator Aena said on Twitter that plane traffic was suspended "due to the accumulation of ash" in the air.
Despite the emancipation of women in China in 1949, sexual harassment and inequality in the workplace are still the norm.
Great British Bake Off star John Whaite came joint second on the leaderboard in the competition’s first all-male pairing.
Posters celebrating the NHS, Clement Attlee and Nye Bevan. But no gifts celebrating Labour's most electorally successful prime minister Tony Blair.
Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont is wanted in Spain on allegations of sedition following an attempt to gain independence through a referendum
Aerial shots of drivers queueing in their cars for petrol as they fear a fuel shortage due to a lack of HGV operators.
Russell T Davies to return to Doctor Who as showrunnerThe Queer as Folk and It’s a Sin creator first revived the science-fiction series for the BBC in 2005 Russell T Davies said he was ‘beyond excited to be back on my favourite show’. Photograph: Anthony Harvey/Rex/Shutterstock