Task force to help firms and workers hit by Carillion crisis

The Government is setting up a task force involving business and unions to support firms and workers affected by the collapse of Carillion, the Business Department has announced.

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Holocaust memories ‘seared into me’, Labour MP tells the Commons

An MP has spoken of the Holocaust memories “seared” into him after the Nazis experimented on a relative.

Prince Harry visit to Cardiff Castle

Meghan Markle mixes it up with non-matching earrings

Meghan Markle showed she was already setting her own royal fashion trends when she carried out her third official engagement with Prince Harry.

The Queen leaves after meeting members of the Women's Institute (Victoria Jones/PA)

Power cut fails to stop Queen’s tea and cakes date with Women’s Institute

The Queen enjoyed tea and cakes with members of her local Women’s  Institute in a pitch-dark village hall after the power went out earlier in the day.

Henry Bolton accused political rivals in Ukip of exploiting his private life in an attempt to unseat him (Ben Birchall/PA)

Ukip leader pictured with ex days after declaring their romance over

Ukip leader Henry Bolton has been photographed with former girlfriend Jo Marney in the bar of a London gentlemen’s club just days after declaring that their romance was over.

Nicola Sturgeon (Andrew Milligan/PA)

Nicola Sturgeon appointed to global health task force

Nicola Sturgeon has been included on a new global task force set up to examine what governments can do to try to curb obesity, smoking and alcohol consumption.

The elderly neighbours were found dead in the same village 18 months apart (Steve Parsons/PA)

Police granted extra time to quiz pair over teachers’ deaths

Detectives have been given extra time to question two men arrested on suspicion of the murder of two retired teachers who lived in the same village street.

Meghan Markle meets the crowds during a visit to Cardiff Castle (Ben Birchall/PA)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle enjoy a taste of Welsh traditions

A visit to Wales is not complete without sampling a Welsh cake – and that’s exactly what Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made sure to do during their time in Cardiff.

Former champion boxer Anthony Small has been charged with a terror offence (Nick Ansell/PA)

Former boxer charged with terror offence

British boxing champion-turned Muslim convert Anthony Small has been charged with encouraging terrorism, police said.

William went for a complementary beard on Christmas Day at Sandringham in 2008 (Lewis Whyld/PA)

In Pictures: How William has shown he is a cut above the rest

The Duke of Cambridge adopted a less-is-more approach to his royal duties on Thursday’s visit to Evelina London Children’s Hospital when he gave a public debut to a close-cropped haircut.

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Call for Irish Language Act referendum this summer

A referendum on an Irish Language Act should be held this summer, three former Belfast Agreement negotiators have said.

HMP Nottingham is subject to an urgent notification from the prisons' watchdog (Lewis Stickley/PA)

Prisons watchdog demands urgent action over ‘fundamentally unsafe’ jail

The prisons watchdog has demanded the Government intervene to save lives and protect prisoners at a “fundamentally unsafe” jail.

Meghan Markle chats with people inside the Drawing Room during a visit to Cardiff Castle (Ben Birchall/PA)

In Pictures: Harry and Meghan visit Cardiff Castle

Royal fans began arriving as early as 7am at Cardiff Castle, although Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were held up by a train delay as they set out on their Welsh away day.

Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron view a guard of honour at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, ahead of UK-France summit talks (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Theresa May and Emmanuel Macron meet for talks on migrants and defence

Theresa May has welcomed President Emmanuel Macron for summit talks which will see Britain commit tens of millions of pounds to strengthen UK border controls in France.

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Men want Google to stop linking their names to past crimes

Two men want Google to stop linking their names to internet information referring to criminal convictions.

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood (David Young/PA)

Sense of deja-vu as new Stormont talks process is announced, SDLP leader says.

A sense of deja-vu surrounds the announcement of fresh talks to restore powersharing at Stormont, the leader of the SDLP has said.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited Cardiff Castle (Ben Birchall/PA)

Harry and Meghan wow Cardiff crowds – and bag Welsh love spoon and hen do invite

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle drove Cardiff wild when they finally made an appearance in the city after a train delay kept royal fans waiting.

The case was heard at the High Court in London (Anthony Devlin/PA)

Blackmailer tried to ‘terrify’ showbiz star, says judge

Police are continuing to investigate after a blackmailer tried to “terrify” a well-known figure in the entertainment business in a bid to extort money, a High Court judge has said.

Pc Dave Fields's funeral cortege arrives at Grenoside Crematorium in Sheffield. (Dave Higgens/PA)

Honour guard at funeral for police officer who died in Christmas Day crash

A police officer who died in a car crash on Christmas Day has been described as an “amazing husband, father and friend” as hundreds attended his funeral.

Alex Bessell was jailed for two years for cyber crimes (Matthew Cooper/PA)

Computer hacker jailed after inquiry into cyber-attacks on Skype and Google

A hacker linked to thousands of cyber-attacks on firms around the world, including Skype and Google, has been jailed for two years.

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