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Text of the Queen’s VE Day anniversary address

Text of the Queen’s VE Day anniversary address

The monarch pre-recorded her message at Windsor Castle.

Father charged with murdering his two children

Father charged with murdering his two children

Pavinya Nithiyakumar, aged 19 months, and Nigash Nithiyakumar, who was three years old, were fatally wounded at their house in Ilford.

Brexit trade talks timeline ‘virtually impossible’, says Deputy Irish Premier

Brexit trade talks timeline ‘virtually impossible’, says Deputy Irish Premier

Tanaiste Simon Coveney has urged the UK to seek an extension to its transition period.

Prime Minister uses VE Day call to ask Russia to help find Covid-19 vaccine

Prime Minister uses VE Day call to ask Russia to help find Covid-19 vaccine

Boris Johnson has invited President Vladimir Putin to take part in a global vaccine summit being held in the UK next month.

Daughter found father’s note recording Second World War surrender in museum

Daughter found father’s note recording Second World War surrender in museum

Dr Jennifer Iles stumbled upon the note from her father, a radio intercept operator, at Bletchley Park.

William and Kate left giggling as veterans share wartime stories

William and Kate left giggling as veterans share wartime stories

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made a virtual visit to a care home looking after Second World War veterans and civilians.

Sturgeon: Draw strength from VE Day veterans to tackle Covid-19

The First Minister was speaking at the Scottish Government’s daily coronavirus briefing in Edinburgh.

Downing Street: JustGiving will want to ‘reflect’ on Captain Tom fundraiser fee

Downing Street: JustGiving will want to ‘reflect’ on Captain Tom fundraiser fee

The platform reportedly took more than £300,000 in fees for processing the veteran’s fundraiser.

UK nations outline plans for lockdown changes ahead of PM’s announcement

UK nations outline plans for lockdown changes ahead of PM’s announcement

Wales is expected to allow libraries and garden centres to reopen but Scotland and Northern Ireland are due to make only minor alterations.

Care home salute for Second World War veteran Eric, 95

Care home salute for Second World War veteran Eric, 95

Signalman Eric Bradshaw, who enlisted in the Royal Navy at the age of 18 in 1943, saw service in Norway, the Far East and across the globe.

Flypasts and festivities as UK commemorates VE Day 75

Flypasts and festivities as UK commemorates VE Day 75

The commemorations have featured flypasts, singing and remembrance.

How do the UK nations differ over easing lockdown?

How do the UK nations differ over easing lockdown?

The four parts of the UK could now move at ‘different speeds’ in adapting their coronavirus restrictions.

Sophie hears tales of VE Day celebrations from RAF veteran

Sophie hears tales of VE Day celebrations from RAF veteran

The royal family hosted video phone calls with Second World War veterans and civilians to hear their wartime memories.

UK nations may move at different speeds on easing lockdown – Sturgeon

UK nations may move at different speeds on easing lockdown – Sturgeon

The First Minister was joined at the daily briefing by national clinical director Jason Leitch and Police Scotland Chief Constable Iain Livingstone.

Lockdown restrictions extended for further three weeks in Wales

Lockdown restrictions extended for further three weeks in Wales

Three ‘cautious’ changes to the restrictions will come into force on Monday, the First Minister said.

Queen recalls being ‘swept along on a tide of happiness and relief’ on VE Day

Queen recalls being ‘swept along on a tide of happiness and relief’ on VE Day

Buckingham Palace has shared a radio interview the monarch gave on the 40th anniversary in 1985.

UK’s first skytyping display marks VE Day

UK’s first skytyping display marks VE Day

The display was commissioned by the Department for Transport, which recently introduced a law change to allow skytyping and skywriting to take place.

Annual Braemar Gathering attended by Queen cancelled

Annual Braemar Gathering attended by Queen cancelled

The event was due to be held on September 4 but has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Pandemic planning should be ‘free from political interference’ academics suggest

Pandemic planning should be ‘free from political interference’ academics suggest

A new paper claimed the Department of Health had been ‘found wanting’ during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Battle of Britain veteran dies leaving last surviving member of The Few

Battle of Britain veteran dies leaving last surviving member of The Few

Mr Clark served as a radar operator on Beaufighters during the Second World War.

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