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UK retail sales fell again in June despite Queen’s jubilee celebrations

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A boost to food and drink sales over the Queen’s jubilee weekend was not enough to prevent the cost of living crisis from pushing down retail sales last month. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said sales volum...

Queen appears on Buckingham Palace balcony at end of platinum jubilee celebrations – video

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The Queen waved to crowds outside Buckingham Palace on Sunday after a pageant on the final day of celebrations to mark her platinum jubilee. Her appearance came after she was forced to miss a number of events because ...

Platinum jubilee pageant mixes British eccentricity with a touch of chaos

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Forget Diana Ross, Rod Stewart and Elton John phoning in an appearance from abroad. It was always going to be a hard act to follow Paddington Bear and the corgi light show at Saturday night’s party at the palace. But ...

Flying the flag for Morecambe: town bids to host Britain’s biggest jubilee lunch

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“I’ve got my gin, so I’m all right now,” said Chez Ferdinand, a retired office manager in a crown and cape as she took a break from handing out plastic union-flag bowler hats and bow ties. “We’ve got all sorts here. W...

Platinum jubilee celebrations through Guardian lenses

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Driving around Cornwall on Saturday, you’d have thought the Queen’s jubilee had been cancelled. Bunting was hard to find, fancy dress was nowhere to be seen and, due to the grim weather, only a smattering of people br...

The jubilee service Bible reading that was double trouble for Boris Johnson

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My wife and I have spent almost the whole of the jubilee weekend at home, relying on the press and broadcast media for reports about the festivities. The highlight of the long weekend was when we heard that Boris John...

Tory MPs spend jubilee weekend placating angry voters

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Under the union jack bunting of chilly street parties or next to the children’s bouncy castles at the village jubilee fetes, Conservative MPs have been quietly taking the mood of their constituents before returning fo...

Prince Charles is said to hope UK avoids return to ‘bickering’ after jubilee

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The Prince of Wales is said to hope the nation does not return to “bickering” after the feeling of “togetherness” that was evident over the platinum jubilee weekend. Charles and his wife, Camilla, kicked off the final...

‘We’ve got other things to worry about’: former colonies react to platinum jubilee

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The jubilee has met with a muted response in much of sub-Saharan Africa, with commentators evoking the troubled history of the British empire, London’s diminished influence and the distraction of deepening economic pr...

Platinum jubilee celebrations enter third day as Queen misses Epsom Derby

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Members of the royal family are attending events across the country as platinum jubilee celebrations enter their third day, but the Queen will not attend the Epsom Derby. About 22,000 people are expected to attend an ...

This jubilee is not like any other: we look back but can also see the future

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That was the jubilee, that was. Well, almost. The celebration is not over yet. Lots of people had a good time and their enthusiasm overflowed. Lots of others were less bothered but enjoyed the show all the same. For a...

‘The goal is to get a wave’: absent Queen fails to deter jubilee service crowds

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Donna Wright and her daughters Dolly, 10, and Leila, eight, had originally set their alarms for 4am on Friday morning to try to get the best spot to see the Queen following the Thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathed...

Royal family arrives at St Paul’s for platinum jubilee event – video

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Guests and dignitaries have taken their seats at St Paul’s Cathedral for a jubilee service of thanksgiving for the Queen, which the monarch did not attend. The Prince of Wales stepped in for his 96-year-old mother aft...

Boris Johnson booed as he arrives at Queen’s jubilee thanksgiving service – video

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Boris Johnson was greeted by a chorus of boos as he arrived at the Queen’s platinum jubilee thanksgiving service on Friday morning. Stepping out of his car when it pulled up at St Paul’s Cathedral in London with his w...

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