Instagram mention for Churchill as new US ambassador to UK sworn in

The new US ambassador to Britain highlighted a bust of Sir Winston Churchill in the Oval Office while being sworn in to the role.

The total eclipse of the sun as viewed from onboard Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight VS5 from London's Heathrow airport to Miami (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Plane passengers have unique eclipse experience

Passengers on board a London to Miami Virgin Atlantic flight enjoyed a unique view of the first total solar eclipse to sweep across the US in nearly a century.

A new paper will set out a range of alternative models for dealing with legal disputes ( Lauren Hurley/PA)

PM denies ECJ climbdown and insists ‘we will take back control of our laws’

Theresa May has insisted Britain will “take back control” of its laws after being accused of a climbdown on axing links with European courts.

Diana super-fan Jo Dobson has lent some of her collection to the Gloucester Life Museum (Ben Birchall/PA)

Diana super-fan with mass of memorabilia for show mourns ‘greatest ambassador’

A Diana, Princess of Wales super-fan whose collection of memorabilia dedicated to the late Princess is to go on show in a special exhibition has said: “There’ll never be another Diana”.

An 800-year-old coffin has been damaged after a child was put in it for photograph (Southend-on-Sea Borough Council/PA)

800-year-old coffin damaged after child put in it for photograph

An 800-year-old coffin was damaged when a family lifted a child over a museum barrier and into it for a photograph.

The Prince of Wales and his sons Prince William (r) and Prince Harry view the floral tributes to their mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, at Kensington Palace (Rebecca Naden/PA)

Charles ‘was there for us’ when Diana died, Prince Harry says

Prince Harry has paid tribute to the Prince of Wales for the care he showed to his sons in the aftermath of Diana, Princess of Wales’ death, describing how he was “there for us”.

A gardener undertakes some weeding in the White Garden at Kensington Palace (Jonathan Brady/PA)

William and Harry to tour Diana garden on eve of anniversary of her death

The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry are to pay tribute to their mother Diana, Princess of Wales with a visit to her memorial garden at Kensington Palace on the eve of the 20th anniversary of her death.

Lidl increased sales by 18.9 per cent overall (Rui Vieira/PA)

Lidl now UK’s seventh largest supermarket

Lidl has overtaken Waitrose to become the UK’s seventh largest supermarket as shoppers cope with inflation by turning to the discounters, figures show.

Women-only train carriages could combat rising sex attack figures, MP says (Philip Toscano/PA)

Women-only train carriages could combat rising sex attack figures, MP says

Women-only train carriages should be considered to curb levels of sexual violence on public transport, a Labour frontbencher has said.

Carol Vorderman has picked up an award for her work with RAF cadets (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Carol Vorderman picks up award for work with RAF cadets

Carol Vorderman has always been a high-flyer – and has now scooped an award for working with youngsters in the Royal Air Force.

Carwyn Jones and Nicola Sturgeon meet in Edinburgh (Jeff J Mitchell/PA)

Sturgeon and Jones to work together on halting Brexit repeal Bill ‘power grab’

The Scottish and Welsh first ministers have agreed to work together on amendments to the Brexit repeal Bill which they said is an “unashamed move to centralise decision-making power in Westminster”.

Tribute to 'selfless' mother-of-five who died in Grenfell Tower tragedy (PA Wire)

Tribute to ‘selfless’ mother-of-five who died in Grenfell Tower tragedy

The family of a mother-of-five who died in the Grenfell Tower fire have paid tribute to her as “selfless”.

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham thinks the north is getting a raw deal from the government on rail ltransport (Peter Byrne/PA)

Burnham: North’s patience on clapped-out trains and congested roads has run out

People in northern England are tired of “clapped-out trains” while billions are poured into rail projects in the south, Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has said ahead of a transport summit.

A 10-year-old girl managed to fight off a sex attacker who targeted her in woodland (Surrey Police/PA)

Girl, 10, managed to fight off sex attacker who targeted her in woodland

A 10-year-old girl managed to fight back and escape from a sex attacker who assaulted her as she walked in woodland.

Dozens of arrests have been made in the build-up to Notting Hill Carnival (Lauren Hurley/PA)

Stormzy questions motives of police linking drug raids to Notting Hill Carnival

Grime artist Stormzy has hit out at the Metropolitan Police for linking drugs busts to Notting Hill Carnival.

The PM met survivors to discuss concerns over the handling of the aftermath of the fire at Grenfell Tower (Rick Findler/PA)

Theresa May: Council did not respond quickly enough after Grenfell Tower fire

Theresa May has admitted flaws in the response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy as she confirmed that the organisation responsible for the high-rise block was being stripped of responsibility for the estate where it is located.

Sir Vince Cable is the new Liberal Democrat leader (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Sir Vince Cable: Lib Dems will continue to back legalisation of cannabis

New Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable has said the party will continue to support the legalisation of cannabis.

Police are investigating an "unexplained" death at an event which describes itself as bringing "kink to the foreground of festival culture" (Gareth Fuller/PA)

‘Unexplained’ death at Kent festival probed

Police are investigating an “unexplained” death at an event which describes itself as bringing “kink to the foreground of festival culture”.

Overflowing wheelie bins (Chris Ison/PA)

Bin collection complaints upheld by watchdog up 12% on last year, says report

The number of complaints about bin collections which were upheld by the local government watchdog rose sharply this year, a report shows.

York Minster has recruited new bell-ringers (Steve Parsons/PA)

York Minster gets new bell-ringers after last group’s controversial disbandment

A new group of bell-ringers has been recruited for York Minster nearly a year after the controversial disbanding of the in-house team.

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