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Line of succession to the British throne
Line of succession to the British throne

Prince William and his wife Kate's new baby daughter, named as Princess Charlotte, was born fourth in line to inherit the British throne.

Line of succession to the British throne
'Queen of Scots' Sturgeon emerges as star of UK election
'Queen of Scots' Sturgeon emerges as star of UK election

The steely and polished Scottish independence leader Nicola Sturgeon has emerged as an unlikely star of Britain's unpredictable election race.

'Queen of Scots' Sturgeon emerges as star of UK election
World kept guessing over name of Britain's baby princess
World kept guessing over name of Britain's baby princess

Royal watchers around the world waited to discover the name of the two-day-old British princess born to Prince William and his wife Kate.

World kept guessing over name of Britain's baby princess
Baby first royal affected by new succession laws
Baby first royal affected by new succession laws

The birth of Britain's royal baby girl is a cause for celebration not just across the Commonwealth realms but also for campaigners.

Baby first royal affected by new succession laws
London Eye lit by Facebook election chat
London Eye lit by Facebook election chat

The London Eye tourist attraction was lit up in party political colours reflecting the amount of social media interactions about them on Facebook.

London Eye lit by Facebook election chat
Prince William's wife Kate in labour
Prince William's wife Kate in labour

Prince William's wife Kate was admitted to hospital in London in labour with the couple's eagerly-awaited second child.

Prince William's wife Kate in labour
British PM in 'career-defining' election slip
British PM in 'career-defining' election slip

Politicians are often accused of pursuing their own interests and British Prime Minister David Cameron did little to dispel the impression.

British PM in 'career-defining' election slip
Maddie McCann parents win 500,000 euros in Portugal libel case
Maddie McCann parents win 500,000 euros in Portugal libel case

A former Portuguese police officer who headed the investigation into the 2007 disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann was ordered to pay 500,000 euros to her parents in a libel case.

Maddie McCann parents win 500,000 euros in Portugal libel case
As UK election looms, Ireland fears 'Brexit'
As UK election looms, Ireland fears 'Brexit'

With elections looming in Britain, the Irish government has taken the unusual step of beginning a campaign to warn its biggest trading partner against leaving the European Union.

As UK election looms, Ireland fears 'Brexit'
Australia-bound Prince Harry set to miss royal birth
Australia-bound Prince Harry set to miss royal birth

Prince Harry seems set to miss the birth of his niece or nephew when he flies back to Australia, as his sister-in-law Kate waits to go into labour.

Australia-bound Prince Harry set to miss royal birth
Amy Winehouse's family condemn documentary about singer
Amy Winehouse's family condemn documentary about singer

The family of British singer Amy Winehouse, who died aged 27 from alcohol poisoning, condemned a forthcoming documentary about her life as "misleading".

Amy Winehouse's family condemn documentary about singer
Betting hots up on Britain's royal baby
Betting hots up on Britain's royal baby

Punters are placing all manner of wacky bets on Britain's royal baby, chancing their cash on everything.

Betting hots up on Britain's royal baby
Fashion houses await birth of a tiny style heavyweight
Fashion houses await birth of a tiny style heavyweight

Whether wrapped in pink or blue, the new baby of Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, will have the power to influence trends across the globe.

Fashion houses await birth of a tiny style heavyweight
British PM under fire over rise in food bank users
British PM under fire over rise in food bank users

Britain's opposition centre-left Labour urged Prime Minister David Cameron to address low pay after a charity revealed more than one million people were reliant on food banks.

British PM under fire over rise in food bank users
Londoners flee steep house prices, head for provinces
Londoners flee steep house prices, head for provinces

Expensive housing, an overloaded transport system and a lack of space are driving thousands of Londoners out of the hectic British capital to other.

Londoners flee steep house prices, head for provinces
William and Kate: royal parents with a modern image
William and Kate: royal parents with a modern image

The birth of Prince William and his wife Kate's second baby will cap a momentous four years for Britain's golden couple.

William and Kate: royal parents with a modern image
Britain's Cameron pledges to extend Thatcher policy
Britain's Cameron pledges to extend Thatcher policy

British Prime Minister David Cameron is to pledge to extend the "right-to-buy" housing policy of 1980s predecessor Margaret Thatcher.

Britain's Cameron pledges to extend Thatcher policy
Rare Turing notebook sells for $1m in New York
Rare Turing notebook sells for $1m in New York

A long-lost notebook owned by British mathematician and World War II code breaker Alan Turing sold at auction in New York on Monday for $1 million.

Rare Turing notebook sells for $1m in New York
From Royal Ballet to Broadway... via the shower
From Royal Ballet to Broadway... via the shower

Leanne Cope built a career in the rarefied world of Britain's Royal Ballet. So it was something of a shock when acclaimed choreographer Christopher Wheeldon asked her to sing in a shower cubicle.

From Royal Ballet to Broadway... via the shower
Britain's Ashya King case caused 'impossible position': doctor
Britain's Ashya King case caused 'impossible position': doctor

The case of Ashya King, whose parents removed him from a British hospital, put the health service in an "impossible position", one of his doctors has said.

Britain's Ashya King case caused 'impossible position': doctor