The Duchess of Sussex has given birth to a boy, Prince Harry has announced. Speaking in the grounds of the royals' Windsor estate, he said: "It was amazing. Absolutely incredible. I'm so proud of my wife. "It's been the most amazing experience I could ever have possibly imagined. "How any woman does what they do is beyond comprehension. "We're both absolutely thrilled and so grateful for all the love and support from everybody out there, it's been amazing, so we just wanted to share this with everybody." Advertisement Prince Harry, who was present at the birth, said the couple were "still thinking about names" for their son. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Landmarks including the National Theatre, the London Eye and the BT Tower have lit up in honour of the new Royal baby He said: "The baby was a little bit overdue so we've had a little bit of time to think about it. More from UK … [Read more...] about Meghan gives birth: Prince Harry says he is ‘so proud’ of his wife after son’s arrival
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Ajay Nair, news reporter The wedding of the year is fast approaching - but who will be there to witness the happy couple tie the knot on Saturday? Meghan Markle confirmed on Thursday that her father, Thomas Markle, would not be in attendance and would be left to "focus on his health" instead. The guest list has been open to much speculation, but a host of celebrities are expected and about 600 people have been invited to the ceremony. Additionally, 2,640 people have been invited to celebrate inside the castle walls even though they will not be part of the congregation. Advertisement They will, however, receive a sausage roll and a cup of tea. The guest list includes 1,200 young people and others who have served their communities, 200 people from charities and organisations that the couple have a close association with, and 100 pupils from two local schools. More from Royal Wedding 2018 Royal wedding: Follow along with the full order of … [Read more...] about Who’s going to Harry and Meghan’s wedding?
THE BBC must end the threat of prosecuting over 75s for not paying their licence fee for good, a cross-party group of 28 peers told the corporation’s boss. The threats by TV Licensing has created unacceptable stress among Britain’s eldest citizens which Beeb big wig Tim Davie must solve, they added. It comes as culture minister John Whittingdale today faces MPs questions over the Government’s approach to the TV licence fee. The letter said: “There is no moral justification for sending waves of threatening letters to people like 96 year old Frank Ashleigh who served this country by landing a glider behind enemy lines in Arnhem in 1944. “The BBC has many friends who want it to survive but the treatment of the over 75s is undermining that goodwill.” The peers insisted much more needs to be done in order to mitigate the stress to the elderly, including a pledge to never prosecute any over 75s for a licence fee . And they rejected any ideas of means testing. … [Read more...] about BBC must end threat of prosecuting over 75s for not paying licence fee, say peers
The 2021 Budget will feature everything from booze, fuel and cigarettes to wages, housing and Britain's Covid response. Rishi Sunak is set to focus on four themes - "support, vision, recovery, honesty" - when he addresses the nation in his annual statement next Wednesday. The Tory Chancellor is tipped to extend furlough, the Stamp Duty cut and other Covid support by three months, and the £20-a-week Universal Credit uplift by six months. He will unveil grim financial projections on Britain's economy and begin to sketch a vision for how it'll be made better post-vaccine - with grants of up to £18,000 for lockdown-battered firms to reopen. He could announce a string of other measures to help the economy recover - though some of these, like schemes to push people back into shops and restaurants, may not come until later. And aides promise he'll be "honest" about the need to claw back £280bn of Covid spending - as corporation tax could be hiked and income tax allowances … [Read more...] about When is the 2021 Budget – and what will be in it? Stamp duty, furlough and more
MANCHESTER UNITED defeated West Ham in the 5th round of the FA Cup thanks to Scott McTominay's goal. However, club legend Mark Hughes claimed that Donny van de Beek's Red Devils team-mates do not yet trust him. FREE BETS GET OVER £2,000 IN SIGN UP OFFERS HERE Follow ALL of the latest updates below... Etienne Fermie 12th Feb 2021, 06:05 MORNING MAN UTD NEWS The Red Devils have been drawn away against Leicester in the FA Cup quarter-final in what is the standout tie of the round. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will face the Foxes on the weekend of March 20. In other news, Paul Pogba is reportedly being chased in a three-way transfer battle this summer. Fabrizio Romano claims Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus are all keen on the Manchester United star. United sources claim Pogba remains happy at the Theatre of Dreams. But Romano says the World Cup winner, currently out injured with a thigh problem, is set to receive some tempting … [Read more...] about Man Utd transfer news LIVE: Upamecano update, Sancho and Grealish LATEST, Solskjaer future EXCLUSIVE