Princess Eugenie’s parents tell of joy after her engagement to Jack Brooksbank

Princess Eugenie and long-term boyfriend Jack Brooksbank’s engagement has been greeted with joy by her parents the Duke and Duchess of York.

St Patrick?s Day celebrations 2017

St Patrick’s Day festival expansion urged in Belfast

Belfast’s St Patrick’s Day festival should become a three-day weekend event to rival some of the world’s largest cities, a report from Feile an Phobail said.

Haydn Sinfield fractured his left wrist when he fell during the 2012 Games. (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Injured Olympic Games volunteer loses damages after making dishonest claim

A man who was injured while volunteering at the London Olympics has lost all his £27,758 damages pay-out because of his dishonest claim for gardening expenses.

Guy Hedger death

Two convicted of murdering businessman Guy Hedger during botched burglary

Two men have been convicted of the murder of businessman Guy Hedger who was shot dead during a botched burglary at his £1 million home.

Haggis is on the menu at the Downing Street Burns Supper hosted by Theresa May (PA)

PM: Burns Night supper at Number 10 a sign of the ‘enduring Union’

Celebrating Burns Night in Downing Street is a sign of the “enduring Union” between Scotland and England, Prime Minister Theresa May said.

Guy Hedger was shot dead at his home (Dorset Police/PA)

Two convicted of murdering businessman Guy Hedger during botched raid

Two men have been convicted of the murder of businessman Guy Hedger who was shot dead during a botched burglary at his £1 million home.

Around nine in 10 new jobs created will require digital skills to some extent, the new Education Secretary said (David Jones/PA)

Nothing soft about learning workplace skills – Education Secretary

There is nothing “soft” about learning vital workplace skills as well as traits such as resilience, according to the new Education Secretary.

Cat (Carl Court/PA)

Which paw does your cat prefer?

Female cats are more likely to be right-handed than males, research has indicated.

Court sketches of Vincent Tappu and Mujahid Arshid in the dock (Elizabeth Cook/PA)

Woman texted ‘he’s going to kill me’ after kidnapping, court told

A young woman texted her mother to say “he’s going to kill me” as she desperately tried to raise the alarm after an obsessed builder abducted her and a friend to satisfy his sexual fantasies, a court has heard.

Smartphones and computers have been linked to lower levels of happiness in teenagers (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Teenage screen addicts lose out on happiness, study shows

Smartphone and social media overload may be contributing to teenage angst, new research suggests.

Leicester Crown Court

Man ‘quite deliberately’ strangled ex-wife and hid body in suitcase, court told

An “always happy” mother-of-two was strangled by her ex-husband with her own scarf and “trussed up in a suitcase”, a court has heard.

Tesco is to axe 1,700 shop floor jobs (Nick Ansell/PA

Tesco swings axe on supermarket staff in jobs cull

Tesco is to axe 1,700 shop floor jobs as part of a cost-cutting drive at Britain’s biggest retailer.

Child abuse investigators at the NCA received more than 30,000 tip-offs from a US monitoring group about online predators in the UK during just one year (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Met experienced 700% rise in online child abuse case referrals, inquiry told

Britain’s biggest police force witnessed a 700% spike in the number of online child abuse cases referred to them by national investigators over three years, an inquiry has heard.

UBS has around 5,000 staff in the UK (John Stillwell/PA)

UBS to trigger Brexit contingency plans ‘in early 2018’

UBS will not wait for details of a possible transition deal before triggering its Brexit contingency plans “in early 2018”, risking the loss of up to 1,000 UK jobs.

Embattled Ukip leader Henry Bolton has been defended by his ex-girlfriend as he faces calls to quit (Ben Birchall/PA)

Ex-girlfriend Jo Marney defends under-fire Ukip leader Henry Bolton

Under-fire Ukip leader Henry Bolton’s former girlfriend has tried to rally support for him in the face of growing resignation calls.

Princess Eugenie wears a ring containing a padparadscha sapphire surrounded by diamonds (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Eugenie’s ring is a rare sapphire and a nod to the Duchess of York

Princess Eugenie’s engagement ring contains the rarest of all sapphires – and is perhaps a tribute to her mother.

Lord Beckett praised the 'ingenuity and courage' of officers who carried out months of surveillance (John Linton/PA)

Gang of nine jailed over ‘organised crime on a grand scale’

A serious organised crime gang involved in drugs, firearm trafficking and torture have given jail terms of up to nearly 16 years.

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank in the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace

Duchess of York describes Eugenie’s engagement to Jack Brooksbank as ‘total joy’

The engagement of Princess Eugenie and long-term boyfriend Jack Brooksbank has been described as “total joy” by the bride-to-be’s mother, Sarah, Duchess of York.

General Sir Nick Carter interview

Head of British Army urges UK to keep up with enemies

Britain’s ability to pre-empt or respond to threats risks being eroded if the UK does not keep up with its enemies, the head of the British Army will warn.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (Matt Dunham/PA)

We treasure this relationship, says US’s Tillerson after talks with Johnson

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has reaffirmed America’s commitment to the “special relationship” with Britain amid reports of strains between London and Donald Trump’s administration.

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