Entertainment

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
Entertainment

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
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Royal wedding 2018: Meghan ‘cried’ about dad missing wedding

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWatch highlights of Meghan and Harry's big dayThe Duchess of Sussex's father, Thomas Markle, has revealed his daughter cried when he told her he would not be attending her wedding to Prince Harry.He also revealed his upset at not walking her down the aisle."I'm a footnote to the greatest moment in history rather than the dad who walked his daughter down
Business

Royal wedding and hot weather boost retail sales

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters The hot weather and royal wedding celebrations contributed to another strong rise in retail sales last month, official figures have indicated.Retail sales volumes rose 1.3% in May from the month before, the Office for National Statistics said, following April's increase of 1.8%.Sales in May were up 3.9% from the same month a year earlier, a 13-month high.Retailers said the royal wedding and good weather had encouraged