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Man charged under Treason Act after crossbow incident at Windsor Castle

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A 20-year-old man has been charged with a treason offence and making threats to kill the Queen, after he was arrested at Windsor Castle with a crossbow on Christmas Day last year. Jaswant Singh Chail, from Southampton...

Prince Andrew to miss Windsor Castle procession after ‘family decision’

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The Duke of York will not take part in the traditional Garter Day procession at Windsor Castle after a “family decision”, which will keep him once more from public view. While Prince Andrew, as a garter knight, will a...

Fake priest ‘spends night at army barracks near Windsor Castle’

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An investigation into an “extraordinary breach of security” is under way after an intruder pretending to be a priest reportedly spent the night eating and drinking with soldiers at a barracks close to Windsor Castle. ...

End of an era as Canada’s oldest ‘prairie castle’ to be dismantled

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For nearly 125 years, a wooden grain elevator towered over the town of Elva, visible from miles away and distinguishing the community as an economic hub in the Canadian Prairies. The structure endured frigid cold, bea...

Czech government clashes with president over Prague castle security

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The Czech Republic’s coalition government is on a collision course with the country’s populist president after it vowed to end controversial security arrangements at Prague’s historic castle, established supposedly to...

Priti Patel orders review of crossbow laws after Windsor Castle incident

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A review into crossbow ownership has been ordered by the home secretary just days after a 19-year-old man was arrested at Windsor Castle on Christmas Day allegedly carrying the weapon. The Metropolitan police are inve...

Police investigate video linked to Windsor Castle trespass suspect

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The father of a man arrested in the grounds of Windsor Castle allegedly in possession of a crossbow has reportedly said “something’s gone horribly wrong with our son”. The Metropolitan police are investigating a video...

Man, 19, held under Mental Health Act after arrest at Windsor Castle

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Police say the man who broke into the grounds of Windsor Castle on Christmas Day has been detained under the Mental Health Act and had a crossbow when challenged by police. The 19-year-old was detained moments after e...

Tasmania’s jumping castle tragedy claims sixth life after boy, 11, dies in hospital

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An 11-year-old boy has become the sixth fatality of Devonport’s Hillcrest Primary School tragedy. Tasmania police commissioner Darren Hine says Chace Harrison, aged 11, died in hospital on Sunday morning. His death f...

‘A terrible, unimaginable tragedy’: Morrison visits site of jumping castle disaster – video

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The Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, has committed thousands of dollars in support for the Tasmanian city of Devonport where five school children were killed in a jumping castle accident. 'I want to extend o...

Tasmania jumping castle tragedy ‘simply incomprehensible’ as tributes flow for five children killed

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Tasmanian Premier, Peter Gutwein, says the Devonport tragedy “is beyond comprehension” as police begin piecing together the cause of Thursday’s tragic jumping castle accident that killed five children. Speaking to rep...

Australia news updates live: tributes for children killed in Tasmania jumping castle tragedy; NSW hospitals on red alert

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Victoria premier Daniel Andrews returns negative Covid test; former Wallabies captain David Pocock to run for Senate; tributes flow for five children killed after wind lifted a jumping castle into the air in Devonport...

One child killed and several critically injured after jumping castle blown into air in Tasmania

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One child has died and several have been left critically injured after they fell about 10 metres from a jumping castle that was blown into the air in north-west Tasmania. Police and emergency services were alerted to ...

Huge restored mosaic unveiled in Jericho desert castle

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Palestinian authorities have unveiled one of the largest floor mosaics in the world in the occupied West Bank city of Jericho after years of restoration. Resembling a fine carpet, the vast mosaic covers 836 sq metres ...

Guardian wins award for Cummings Barnard Castle scoop

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The Guardian has won “scoop of the year” at the London Press Club awards, after the reporter Matthew Weaver broke the story of Dominic Cummings’ lockdown-breaking dash to Durham during the first coronavirus wave. The...

Astley’s band, Lloyd Webber’s stand and a very creepy castle – take the Thursday quiz

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Once again it is time to take the challenge of the Guardian’s rather silly Thursday quiz. Fifteen questions on general knowledge and topical trivia plus a few jokes, and some regular features. Can you spot the hidden ...

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