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# UK

7th June 2023
# London
Britain's Prince Harry would feel ‘injustice’ if phone hacking claims dismissed, court told
Harry is suing Mirror Group Newspapers over allegations its journalists engaged in unlawful information-gathering activities.
ITV says Schofield to be replaced 'in due course' as Craig Doyle steps into This Morning chair
The Irish presenter will also present the show with Holly Willoughby tomorrow as ITV look to find a permanent replacement for Phillip Schofield.
This week
4th June 2023 - 8th June 2023
# UK
UK Cabinet Office given until Friday to clarify stance on Boris Johnson's WhatsApp messages
The chairwoman of the Covid inquiry challenged the British government on why it wanted to block material Johnson was happy to submit to the probe.
# met police
UK Tory MP charged with racially abusing activist
The London MP allegedly told a man to ‘go back to Bahrain’ and that he was ‘taking money off my country’.
# UK
Man appears in court after protest at Epsom Derby
It comes after he was filmed running on to the course as the race began on Saturday.
# UK
Man charged after wearing shirt appearing to refer to Hillsborough disaster
The man wore the shirt to Wembley Stadium for the FA Cup final between Manchester City and local rivals Manchester United.
# UK
Man charged after wearing shirt appearing to refer to Hillsborough disaster
The man wore the shirt to Wembley Stadium for the FA Cup final between Manchester City and local rivals Manchester United.
Last week
28th May 2023 - 3rd June 2023
# This Morning
'Scores being settled' with claims of toxic culture on This Morning, says programme editor
Martin Frizell said he could not comment on the allegations due to an ongoing investigation.
# schofield
'I will die sorry': Phillip Schofield says he is 'deeply mortified' about affair revelations
It emerged last week that the former This Morning presenter had an affair with a much younger man.
# Phillip Schofield
ITV boss called to face MPs’ questions amid This Morning row
Schofield, 61, resigned from the broadcaster last week after admitting to an ‘unwise but not illegal’ affair with a younger male colleague.
# UK
Boris Johnson hands WhatsApps and notebooks to UK Cabinet Office amid Covid inquiry row
Downing Street has already been forced to deny allegations of a “cover-up” amid criticism over the public row with the inquiry.
ITV to carry out external review of the facts after Phillip Schofield’s exit from This Morning
Schofield resigned from the broadcaster last week after admitting to an “unwise but not illegal” affair with a younger male colleague.
Phillip Schofield denies claims of 'toxicity' at This Morning as presenters say show will go on
It comes after This Morning’s former resident doctor claimed there was a “toxic” culture on the show.
Last month
May 2023
# Phillip Schofield
Phillip Schofield admits he had relationship with ‘younger male colleague’ at ITV
The former This Morning presenter said that the relationship was ‘unwise, but not illegal’.
# This Morning
Phillip Schofield quits ITV's This Morning after 21 years
His departure comes amid reports of a rift between Schofield and his co-host Holly Willoughby.
PSNI investigating after two native eagles found dead in Co Antrim
The bird is the UK’s largest native bird of prey.
# UK
Tory bill to abolish no-fault evictions in England to come before UK Parliament
The ban was part of the Conservatives’ 2019 election manifesto.
# China
Liz Truss calls for 'economic Nato' to counter China's influence
China warned that Truss should stop defending Taiwanese independence or else she would ‘further expose herself as a failed politician’.
# Bird Flu
Two cases of bird flu detected in UK poultry workers
Both workers were asymptomatic.
# Ukraine
Zelensky meets Sunak as UK promises extra military aid for Ukraine
Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky met Rishi Sunak at Chequers for talks on the response to the Russian invasion.
# Inflation
From energy caps to scrapped TV licence: How nearby countries responded to cost-of-living crisis
What measures have some other governments responded to rising prices over the last year?
# Storm Shadow
UK send long-range 'Storm Shadow' missiles to Ukraine
The United Kingdom is now the first country to provide long-range missile weapon systems to Ukraine.
Northern Ireland secretary says ‘deadlines are deadly’ amid calls to restore Stormont
Chris Heaton-Harris said his focus is on ensuring the executive is in place for the long-term when it returns.
# UK High Court
Tabloid publisher apologises to UK's Prince Harry over unlawful information gathering
Several high-profile figures, including the prince, are bringing damages claims against Mirror Group Newspapers.
# Science
Baby with DNA from three people born in the UK
The scientific technique is designed to prevent children being born with devastating mitochondrial diseases.
# Liverpool
Eurovision: Everything you need to know as Ireland's Wild Youth compete in the first semi-final
So who are the favourites this year? Who’s hosting it? Does Ireland have a shot?
Charles and Camilla retire to Buckingham Palace after Charles' coronation
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, President Michael D Higgins, and Sinn Féin vice-president Michelle O’Neill were among the guests from these isles to attend.
# Coronation
King Charles's coronation: Everything you need to know
It’s the first British coronation ceremony in 70 years.
# UK
Labour wins big as Tories lose seats in England's local elections
Meanwhile the Green Party took control of a council for the first time.
# Coronation
Camping out in a thunderstorm: England gets ready for its new monarch
The strangeness of the monarchy is already on full display in London.
# UK
UK police urged to probe video of Boris Johnson allegedly not wearing seatbelt
The former prime minister filmed a campaign message ahead of the local elections in what appears to be a moving vehicle.
# London
Man held under mental health laws over suspected shotgun cartridges at Buckingham Palace
The incident late on Tuesday sparked security concerns ahead of the coronation of the UK’s King Charles.
# UK
Sunak predicts ‘hard night’ for Tories as he faces local elections test
More than 8,000 council seats in England are up for grabs across 230 local authorities.
# Coronation
Anti-monarchy group sent 'intimidatory' letter about new protesting laws ahead of coronation
London’s Met Police said that 11,500 police will be on duty on Saturday and their ‘tolerance for disruption will be low’.
April 2023
# monarchs
Oath of allegiance to Charles III during coronation is ‘tone deaf’, UK anti-monarchy group says
People across the UK and overseas realms will be invited to swear allegiance to Charles.
# UK
One person dead and seven with stab wounds after ‘altercation’ in Cornwall
Local police were alerted at 3.15am this morning following reports of a person with a knife and multiple people with suspected stab wounds.
BBC chairman steps down after not disclosing role in Boris Johnson loan guarantee
Richard Sharp helped facilitate an £800,000 loan guarantee for then UK prime minister Boris Johnson before being recommended for the chairman role.
# Sudan
122 Irish citizens evacuated from Sudan as army agrees to extend existing ceasefire
Irish citizens have been evacuated on flights arranged by EU partners and the UK.
# UK
Prince William allegedly agreed settlement with Murdoch-owned tabloid publisher
The settlement was revealed in court documents as a three-day hearing involving William’s brother, Harry, and actor Hugh Grant got under way.
# Racism
UK Labour's Diane Abbot loses party whip after suggesting Jewish, Irish and Traveller people do not face racism
Abbott made the remarks in a letter published in the Observer.