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Secret history: the release of the Mountbatten archives and the fight to access royal diaries

An immense trove of the most important royal historical material for decades has quietly been released in the United Kingdom. These are the diaries of Lord Louis Mountbatten and his wife Lady Edwina, from the 1920s until 1968. As the last great-grandchild and godchild of Queen Victoria, uncle of Prince Philip and adored great-uncle of Prince Charles, Mountbatten exercised a “Rasputin-like influence” in the court of Queen Elizabeth. Read more: The queen's gambit — new evidence shows how Her Majesty wields influence on...
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The ethics commissioner concludes that Trudeau did not support his friend Tom Pitfield

OTTAWA – The Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner has decided to hire a Liberal MP to hire a company run by an old friend of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Mr. In a letter to Trudeau, Commissioner Mario Dion firmly believes that the Prime Minister was not involved in the Liberal Research Bureau’s decision to sign a contract with Data Sciences, owned by his old friend Tom Pitfield.
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Premier League: Will vaccine passports be needed for fans?

Goal takes a look at the possibility of proof of vaccination to be introduced for supporters interested in attending matches. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to pose a dangerous threat, with multiple outbreaks of the virus occurring over the summer as well as the spread of the more transmissible Delta variant.
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Advocates hopeful new federal disability benefit could improve access

This is the second instalment in a series examining the disability tax credit and related support programs for eligible Canadians. Read the first article here. Advocates are welcoming a federal government proposal to create a disability benefit program, which could be a first step to improving access to federal support programs and solving some of the existing regime’s problems.
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Nicola Sturgeon now finds herself in Keir Starmer’s top pocket

The image of Ed Miliband in Alex Salmond’s pocket was one of the most striking political posters in recent years, produced by Saatchi & Saatchi for the Conservatives in the 2015 election. It exploited the sense of unease among floating voters about the alternative to a Conservative or a Conservative-led government.
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The death of hotel quarantine may finally be on the horizon

On a particularly bleak day in February this year, the first arrivals were shuttled from an airport terminal to a hotel on the outskirts of Heathrow for 10 days of mandatory quarantine. Since then, tens of thousands have been through the process, with 7,942 people checking in on the week ending July 21 alone.
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British Olympic star Joslyn Hoyte-Smith's Barbados-born brother says £100,000 payout for Windrush scandal is not enough because he cannot buy his own home

The brother of Olympic star Joslyn Hoyte-Smith says a six-figure Windrush compensation payout is 'not enough' as the scandal robbed him of the chance to become a homeowner. Lorenzo Hoyte, 64, derided the £100,000 Home Office compensation offer because the proposal did not take into account the fact he was refused mortgage funding more than 16 years ago because he was not a British passport holder.
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