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Aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth to set sail from Portsmouth for US visit

The aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth will leave her home city of Portsmouth on Saturday evening for the 11-week trip, which will see two F-35s flown onto her deck for the first time

Belfast Celtic: Could the Grand Old Team be revived?

The team have not played a competitive fixture for nearly 70 years, but former players like Jimmy Jones and Charlie Tully are immortalised in the murals along the Falls Road

Katie Piper’s acid attacker Stefan Sylvestre could be released from jail in weeks

Stefan Sylvestre was given a life sentence for the 2008 attack and ordered to serve a minimum of six years

Record 162,000 people have their say on plastic reduction

The high number of responses reflects the public's concern about the impact of plastic on the environment

Ex-UKIP leader Bolton ‘can’t register new party due to name clash with Islamic charity’

The commission has ruled that his party cannot be named One Nation as it could cause confusion among the public, according to the report

Lee Thompson: Police hunt man who kept crocodile in his bedroom

Lee Thompson - who goes by the name Snake because of a distinctive tattoo on the right side of his head - kept a four-foot-long spectacled caiman as part of a reptilian menagerie that included cobras, copperheads and pythons

Kevin Regester: Teacher banned for life for ‘racist and offensive’ Facebook posts

Kevin Regester, 52, admitted being behind a page on the social media site in the name of "Kev Raven", on which he posted messages parents found offensive, including: "One seriously mixed day. 2nd set Y10. The kids are C****...Y9set2 excelled themselves to piss off. One little scrote."

Princess Eugenie wedding: Prince Andrew should fund ‘£2m security costs’, says Labour MP

The wedding was initially said to be costing around £750,000 and was set to be paid for by the couple's parents, but security costs have more than doubled it to almost £2m, according to the Daily Mirror

Labour anti-Semitism row: Corbyn ally brands Hodge’s complaints ‘absurd’ and ‘hyperbolic’

Chris Williamson, a close ally of Jeremy Corbyn and former member of the Labour leader's shadow cabinet, accused the Jewish MP of "casting aspersions against veteran anti-racists"

Gang jailed after hiding smuggled cannabis worth £2m in dog biscuits

The group was led by Kevin Downes, 57, who concealed three-quarters of a tonne of the drug in bags of dog biscuits to conceal the smell


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