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Rebecca Speare-Cole

Politics

HMS Queen Elizabeth anchors in New York as Truss plans to strengthen UK-US bond

The Royal Navy’s flagship dropped anchor within sight of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbour on Sunday.
Sep 25, 2022
UK

Two officers suffer life-threatening injuries after collision

A man aged in his 20s was arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
Sep 25, 2022
UK

Man arrested at airport on suspicion of attempted murder after four hit by car

The driver of the car did not stop at the scene, police said.
Sep 25, 2022
Politics

National Trust: Government going in ‘opposite direction’ to protecting nature

The director general of the National Trust said that investment zones ‘represent a free-for-all for nature and heritage’.
Sep 25, 2022
Crime

Protesters gather at HMP Bronzefield to call for end to pregnant women in prison

It comes as the latest in a sequence of public protests over mothers in prison, organised by campaign groups No Births Behind Bars and Level Up.
Sep 24, 2022
UK

Picture of Queen’s ledger stone released ahead of chapel opening to public

The black stone slab, which is new, has been set into the floor after replacing the old stone with the names of the Queen’s parents.
Sep 24, 2022
Politics

Government launched ‘attack on nature’ with mini-budget, conservationists warn

The RSPB, the Wildlife Trusts and the National Trust have all criticised the Government over some of its proposed policies.
Sep 24, 2022
Politics

‘Common sense policing’ must return, says Home Secretary

In an open letter to police chiefs, the new Home Secretary set out her key priorities for the police and her crime cutting agenda

Sep 24, 2022
Politics

European support for Ukraine ‘strong’ after Berlusconi defends Putin

Silvio Berlusconi told Italian broadcasters that Vladimir Putin only wished to replace the Ukrainian president with a government of ‘decent people’.
Sep 23, 2022
Crime

Man admits plotting to steal Declan Donnelly’s Range Rover

Oliver Hart, 30, was appearing at Kingston-upon-Thames Crown Court on Friday.
Sep 23, 2022
Politics

Putin’s war lie increasingly ‘threadbare’ to Russians, officials say

One official said Russia has ‘effectively exhausted the pool of willing volunteers’ to fight in Ukraine.
Sep 23, 2022
UK

William got ‘choked up’ over Paddington Bear tributes to the Queen

William and Kate praised volunteers and operational staff from the Queen’s committal service during a visit to Windsor

Sep 22, 2022
UK

William and Kate thank staff during first engagement since Queen’s funeral

The Prince and Princess of Wales arrived at Windsor Guildhall to meet volunteers and staff.
Sep 22, 2022
UK

How all the pieces of the monarchy move around after the Queen’s death

This is a huge moment of transition for members of the royal family as they take on new roles, titles and responsibilities.
Sep 20, 2022
UK

Key timings for the Queen’s state funeral

The funeral will take place on Monday.
Sep 16, 2022
UK

First mourner says paying respects to Queen ‘helped with loss of late husband’

Vanessa Nanthakumaran queued for more than 50 hours on Albert Embankment to see the Queen lying in state.
Sep 15, 2022
UK

The full procession route for the Queen’s funeral

Here is the full procession route for the Queen’s coffin on Monday, September 19.
Sep 15, 2022
UK

One by one, thousands pay silent tribute to the Queen

Sleepless 36 hours but ‘it’s worth it to see the Queen’

Sep 15, 2022
UK

Mourners brought to tears as they say goodbye to Queen at Westminster Hall

Members of the public paid their respects to the late monarch from 5pm on Wednesday.
Sep 14, 2022
UK

Met officer says force prepared for ‘all what-ifs’ in run up to Queen’s funeral

Stuart Cundy appealed to those hoping to come to London to plan ahead and approach a police officer for any help.
Sep 13, 2022
UK

First person arrives for Queen’s lying in state two days early

Officials expect queues to see the Queen’s lying in state could last 12 hours and stretch for miles

Sep 12, 2022