Monarch expected to pay tribute to late mother during festive address from St George’s chapel King Charles has chosen to broadcast his first Christmas message from St George’s chapel at Windsor Castle, where the committal service of his late mother, Queen Elizabeth, was held three months ago. In a photograph released before the broadcast on Christmas Day, the king is seen standing in the quire for his inaugural festive address to the country and the
The Guardian - No 10 threatens to block Scottish law on legally changing gender
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The Guardian reports on Westminster’s threat to block a new Scottish law that makes it easier for people to change gender.
No 10 has made it clear it would consider a “nuclear option” of blocking the self-identification bill going for royal assent. It comes after the Scottish government called it a “historic day for equality”.
The front page features an image of revellers celebrating the return of more daylight.
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Paper says that ‘as a publisher, we realise that with free expression comes responsibility’ The Sun has apologised for Jeremy Clarkson’s column, in which he said he “hated” the Duchess of Sussex, but has not stated whether any action has been taken against him. Last week’s column has become the Independent Press Standards Organisation’s most complained about article, with more than 17,500 people contacting it over the piece as of Tuesday morning. Continue reading… Paper
Motorists facing ‘traffic nightmare’ as more people opt to drive in bid to beat the disruption Millions of Britons are facing a potentially chaotic Christmas getaway amid strikes on railways and by airport border staff, as unions accused ministers of causing the disruption by “going missing” rather than negotiating over pay. The AA said motorists were facing “a traffic nightmare before Christmas” on the eve of the festive weekend, as heavy rain and flooding added
Passengers report shorter queues than usual despite Border Force strike as military brought in to help Passengers entered Heathrow braced for the sight of queues snaking their way around the airport and departure boards coldly telling them that their festive season was ruined. With concerns that travel problems could run into the new year as 1,000 Border Force staff began the first of eight days of strikes, those travelling through Europe’s busiest airport on the
Restaurant on converted paddle steamer began sinking into lake in Essex on Friday due to ‘structural issues’ A restaurant on a converted paddle steamer has begun to sink into a lake in Essex. Photographs of the Miller & Carter Steakhouse at the Lakeside shopping centre showing it partially submerged emerged online on Friday. Some observers described the venue as “going down like the Titanic”, while one wrote online: “Looks like my family meal is cancelled!”
Nathan Daniels, 21, and Bradley Green, 24, damaged enclosures and allegedly threw bottle at giraffe’s head Two men have admitted breaking into a zoo and damaging the penguin and giraffe enclosures during an incident in which a bottle was allegedly thrown at a giraffe’s head. Nathan Daniels, 21, admitted damaging the penguin enclosure at Marwell zoo, near Southampton, while Bradley Green, 24, admitted damaging an enclosure containing giraffes. Continue reading… Nathan Daniels, 21, and Bradley