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Toby Melville

'All up' - Queen's swans checked and counted

15 Jul 2019

SHEPPERTON, England Royal officials clad in scarlet outfits took to the River Thames in traditional boats on Monday for the annual "Swan Upping" ceremony, an 800-year-old tradition of counting the swans owned by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth. | Video

No-deal Brexit truck 'war game' prompts scorn

07 Jan 2019

MANSTON, England A convoy of nearly 90 trucks rolled through the southeast English countryside to Britain's main port to continental Europe on Monday in a government test-run for a potentially chaotic Brexit that was mocked as a farce by opponents of the split. | Video

UK stages mass truck trip to Dover to 'war game' no-deal Brexit

07 Jan 2019

MANSTON, ENGLAND, Jan 7 Britain began rehearsals on Monday for the upheaval of a no-deal Brexit by lining up 87 trucks at a little-used airport for a trip towards the United Kingdom's most important trading gateway to continental Europe.

CORRECTED-UPDATE 8-London's Gatwick airport reopens after mystery drone saboteur sows chaos

21 Dec 2018

GATWICK, England, Dec 21 London's Gatwick Airport reopened on Friday after a mystery saboteur wrought 36 hours of travel chaos for more than 100,000 Christmas travellers by using drones to play cat-and-mouse with police snipers and the army.

Latest glitch for May - botched party app lets public log in as cabinet ministers

30 Sep 2018

BIRMINGHAM, England British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party apologised on Saturday after releasing a phone app for the annual party conference that let members of the public log in as senior government ministers and view their personal details.

Irish emigrants set to flock home for abortion vote

29 Apr 2018

DUBLIN/LONDON Christine Howell planned to spend two years straight travelling and working in Australia from her arrival in Melbourne last December without breaking her trip to return home to Ireland.

Britain says former Russian spy poisoned with nerve agent

07 Mar 2018

SALISBURY, England A nerve agent was used to deliberately poison a former Russian double agent and his daughter, Britain's top counter-terrorism officer said on Wednesday, in a case that threatens to further damage London's ties with Moscow. | Video

Gravestones mark family losses of Russian agent struck down by mystery substance

07 Mar 2018

SALISBURY, England In the years before Sergei Skripal was struck down with his daughter by a mystery substance outside a British shopping center, the former Russian double agent lost both a wife and a son.

Gravestones mark family losses of Russian agent struck down by mystery substance

07 Mar 2018

SALISBURY, England In the years before Sergei Skripal was struck down with his daughter by a mystery substance outside a British shopping centre, the former Russian double agent lost both a wife and a son.

Gravestones mark family losses of Russian agent struck down by mystery substance

07 Mar 2018

SALISBURY, England, March 7 In the years before Sergei Skripal was struck down with his daughter by a mystery substance outside a British shopping centre, the former Russian double agent lost both a wife and a son.

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