Queen news: When can you buy the Queen’s Sandringham Estate gin?

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights. The Queen has found another way to deliver the royal brand, this time through gin. The 94-year-old monarch has established her own brand of gin, her favourite alcohol, with a unique twist. Her product comes with ingredients […]

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France must review Covid-19 crowd limits on church attendance

PARIS (REUTERS) – France’s State Council, the country’s highest court, on Sunday (Nov 29) ordered the government to review a law limiting the number of people in churches during religious services to 30. The Council said in a statement that the measure was not proportionate to coronavirus infection risks. Last week, the government announced that a nationwide lockdown in place […]

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Swiss reject world's strictest corporate responsibility rules

GENEVA (AFP) – Swiss voters on Sunday (Nov 29) rejected a plan to impose the world’s strictest corporate responsibility rules, which would have made multinationals headquartered in the country liable for abusive business practices worldwide. The proposal would have amended the Swiss constitution and forced such companies to ensure they and their suppliers respected strict human rights and environmental protection […]

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Four French police go before judge over beating of black man

PARIS (AFP) – Four police officers detained after a video appeared to show them beating a black music producer in Paris were brought before a judge on Sunday (Nov 29), a source close to the investigation said. The source said the officers faced the judge around noon, just a day after mass demonstrations throughout France opposing police violence and the […]

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Thick fog to engulf huge swathes of UK as Met Office issues warning

A severe weather warning for thick fog has been issued for parts of England and Wales. The Met Office yellow warning will begin from around 5pm today, and will last until 8am on Monday morning. Forecasters expect the fog to disrupt journeys, while some flights could be cancelled or delayed. A map of the warning shows that visibility will be […]

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UK 'at risk' of third wave that could force another national lockdown

The UK could face a third wave of the pandemic if it fails to get the balance of restrictions ‘right’ over Christmas, the Foreign Secretary has warned. Appearing on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show today, Dominic Raab refused to rule out a third national lockdown in the New Year. When asked about another peak of the virus, he said: ‘There’s […]

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Black boys ‘nine times more likely to be murdered than white boys'

The commissioner of the Metropolitan Police has defended the use of stop and search powers, despite the fact that they are disproportionately used on black people. Cressida Dick said: ‘In the past couple of years we have considerably reduced the number of stabbings of young — I’m afraid I have to say black — boys in the streets of London.  […]

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