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Royal Mail ‘sorry’ for raising stamp price above cap

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Royal Mail has apologised after announcing a price rise which breaches a cap designed to make the postal service "affordable" for all consumers.From 25 March, the price of a second-class stamp will rise by 3p to 61p - breaching Ofcom's current price cap of 60p which is in place until 1 April. The price of a first-class stamp will also increase by 3p to 70p.Royal
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Missing new mother dies in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary

[ad_1] Image caption Amanda Cox's death is being treated as unexplained Investigations are taking place into the death of a new mother who is thought to have collapsed after getting lost inside Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.Amanda Cox, who was 34 and from Peebles in the Borders, was reported missing on Monday after failing to return to the maternity ward following a visit to see her son at the neonatal unit.She was
Entertainment

Meghan meets Take That at first Royal Variety Performance

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters The Duchess of Sussex has met Take That as she attended the Royal Variety Performance for the first time. She wore a black-and-white sequinned Safiyaa dress for the charity gala at the London Palladium on Monday night.The duchess told the pop group: "I'm looking forward to seeing you closing the show."Meghan and Prince Harry were also entertained by singers Rick Astley, George Ezra and the cast
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Miaow! Royal Ballet star Francesca Hayward joins Cats movie

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFrom the Royal Ballet to Cats: Francesca HaywardOne of the rising stars of the Royal Ballet, Francesca Hayward, has been cast in the live action film version of the hit musical Cats.She joins previously announced cast members including Dame Judi Dench, Sir Ian McKellen and Taylor Swift.Hayward confirmed her casting on social media, saying how "excited" she was to be joining
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Royal tour: Meghan takes morning off as Harry goes solo in Sydney

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have decided to cut back Meghan's schedule "slightly" during their tour of Australasia, says Kensington Palace.Prince Harry was without his pregnant wife as he presented medals to Invictus Games athletes on the sixth day of the couple's overseas trip.Meghan pulled out after Saturday night's opening ceremony overran by nearly two hours.The duchess then joined Prince Harry for engagements later
Health

Stalled Royal Liverpool Hospital PFI deal could be ditched

[ad_1] Image caption Work on the new Royal Liverpool Hospital building stopped when Carillion collapsed NHS bosses are considering scrapping a private finance deal to allow work to resume on the Royal Liverpool Hospital. Work on the £335m hospital stalled in February following the collapse of construction giant Carillion.The trust that runs the hospital refused to confirm reports the government could take over but said an option to "terminate" the
Politics

Brexit poses risk to care, says Royal College of Nursing

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Creative Image caption A letter from the nursing union lists concerns about the impact of Brexit Brexit poses an "immediate risk to the provision of safe and effective care" for patients in the UK, according to the Royal College of Nursing. The union has made the warning in a letter to leaders of the UK's main political parties on behalf of its 435,000 members. It also
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Prize for ‘unconventional’ royal biography

[ad_1] An "unconventional" biography of Princess Margaret has won one of the top prizes in the UK's longest-running literary awards.Craig Brown was awarded the James Tait Black biography prize for Ma'am Darling - which combines interviews, parodies and essays.Its story of the Queen's sister is said to paint a "witty" picture of royal life.The James Tait Black prize for fiction went to Eley Williams.Her work is a series of experimental
Business

Royal Mail fined record £50m by Ofcom

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Ofcom has fined Royal Mail a record £50m for breaching competition law.The fine was for abusing its dominant market position by discriminating against its first - and only - major competitor delivering letters.The penalty follows an Ofcom investigation into a complaint by Whistl, one of Royal Mail's wholesale customers, and relates to changes - including price rises - made to certain contracts in early 2014.Royal
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Shreyas Royal: Child chess prodigy’s family can stay in UK

[ad_1] Image copyright Jitendra Singh Nine-year-old chess prodigy Shreyas Royal and his family have been allowed to stay in the UK.Home Secretary Sajid Javid said he took the "personal decision" as Shreyas is "one of the most gifted chess players in his generation". Shreyas Royal has lived in Britain since he was three years old. His family was told they would have to return to India when his father's work