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1. Victory for Sinn Fein stokes fears of a united Ireland
Sinn Fein was on Friday night time heading in the right direction to be the largest celebration in Stormont following Northern Ireland elections, with unionists warning the consequence might price the nation its place within the United Kingdom.
The nationalist celebration – as soon as the political wing of the IRA – received 29 per cent of first choice votes, in line with the BBC, whereas the pro-UK Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) received 21 per cent. Read the complete story.
2. Sir Keir Starmer beneath strain to resign after police affirm ‘beergate’ investigation
Sir Keir Starmer was on Friday night time beneath mounting strain to resign after police confirmed that they had launched a prison investigation into “beergate” allegations following the receipt of “significant new information”.
Durham Constabulary will decide whether or not the Labour chief broke Covid rules when he and colleagues gathered for beer and a takeaway curry at round 10pm on April 30 final year, when most indoor social gatherings have been banned. Read the complete story.
3. Dogs might be inflicting hepatitis outbreak amongst kids, scientists worry
Health officers are investigating whether or not canines are behind an increase in instances of hepatitis in kids, it has emerged.
The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) mentioned on Friday that the variety of sudden onset hepatitis instances has jumped by 18 since final week to 163, together with 11 kids who’ve had liver transplants after their organs have been badly broken. Read the complete story.
4. ‘Vladimir Putin’s superyacht’ seized in Italy
Italian authorities on Friday night time impounded a multi-million pound superyacht that allegedly belongs to Vladimir Putin amid hypothesis it was about to go away the marina during which it has been berthed for months.
Daniele Franco, the Italian financial system minister, signed a decree late on Friday night time that freezes any motion of the Scheherazade, an enormous vessel that boasts spas, a cinema and helipads and is considered price £500 million. Read the complete story.
5. Duke and Duchess of Sussex will attend the Platinum Jubilee – however they’re banished from the balcony
They is not going to be seen on the Buckingham Palace balcony on the opening of the Jubilee. But they are going to be coming – and bringing their kids too.
In a dramatically timed announcement that stunned even some on the Palace, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on Friday confirmed that they might carry Archie and Lilibet to Britain to hitch the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Read the complete story.
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