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Blue plaques unveiled for stars including Sir Norman Wisdom and Leslie Grantham

Blue plaques unveiled for stars including Sir Norman Wisdom and Leslie Grantham

Blue plaques unveiled for stars including Sir Norman Wisdom and Leslie Grantham

The ceremony was hosted by broadcaster Mike Read.

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako of Japan arrive in UK ahead of state visit

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako of Japan arrive in UK ahead of state visit

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako of Japan arrive in UK ahead of state visit

The smiling couple landed to sunshine at Stansted Airport in Essex on Saturday afternoon.

Firefighters scour hillsides for missing British teenager Jay Slater in Tenerife

Firefighters scour hillsides for missing British teenager Jay Slater in Tenerife

Firefighters scour hillsides for missing British teenager Jay Slater in Tenerife

The 19-year-old from Lancashire disappeared following an attempt to walk back to his accommodation after attending the NRG festival.

Next government should lift block on Scotland’s gender reforms, says Swinney

Next government should lift block on Scotland’s gender reforms, says Swinney

Next government should lift block on Scotland’s gender reforms, says Swinney

The UK Government blocked the gender reforms after they were passed by MSPs at Holyrood.

Farage doubles down on Ukraine claims following criticism from Sunak and Starmer

Farage doubles down on Ukraine claims following criticism from Sunak and Starmer

Farage doubles down on Ukraine claims following criticism from Sunak and Starmer

The Reform UK leader said he would not apologise after political leaders criticised his claim that the West provoked Putin into invading Ukraine.

Election campaign day 31: Farage in the spotlight over Ukraine war comments

Election campaign day 31: Farage in the spotlight over Ukraine war comments

Election campaign day 31: Farage in the spotlight over Ukraine war comments

Here are the key moments from day 31 on the General Election campaign trail.

Dame Emma Thompson and presenter Chris Packham back Just Stop Oil

Dame Emma Thompson and presenter Chris Packham back Just Stop Oil

Dame Emma Thompson and presenter Chris Packham back Just Stop Oil

They were among an estimated 60,000 people who marched in London to demand political action over the ‘climate crisis’.

Lady Gabriella Kingston left ‘deeply touched’ after service for late husband

Lady Gabriella Kingston left ‘deeply touched’ after service for late husband

Lady Gabriella Kingston left ‘deeply touched’ after service for late husband

Close friends and family of Mr Kingston, including some members of the royal family, attended the service at St Mary Abbots church in Kensington.

Lib Dems pledge emergency fund to counter ‘scandal’ of ambulance waiting times

Lib Dems pledge emergency fund to counter ‘scandal’ of ambulance waiting times

Lib Dems pledge emergency fund to counter ‘scandal’ of ambulance waiting times

Lib Dem leader Sir Ed Davey has said the public has lost faith in ambulance callout times.

Dame Emma Thompson urges politicians to ‘listen up’ at London nature march

Dame Emma Thompson urges politicians to ‘listen up’ at London nature march

Dame Emma Thompson urges politicians to ‘listen up’ at London nature march

The actress joined TV naturalists Chris Packham and Steve Backshall and 60,000 protesters on the Restore Nature Now march.

Heat health alert issued for most of England as temperatures start to rise

Heat health alert issued for most of England as temperatures start to rise

Heat health alert issued for most of England as temperatures start to rise

Temperatures are expected to reach highs of 30C, particularly in the South East.

Sunak defends Home Office on Windrush as Starmer pledges to change department

Sunak defends Home Office on Windrush as Starmer pledges to change department

Sunak defends Home Office on Windrush as Starmer pledges to change department

The party leaders were asked about compensation for victims of the scandal as Saturday marked 76 years since HMT Empire Windrush arrived in England.

Aer Lingus to cancel 120 flights due to pilots’ eight-hour strike next weekend

Aer Lingus to cancel 120 flights due to pilots’ eight-hour strike next weekend

Aer Lingus to cancel 120 flights due to pilots’ eight-hour strike next weekend

A spokesperson for the airline said it will impact 15,000 customers on short-haul services.

King and Queen joined by Qatar’s Sheikh Abdullah on day five of Royal Ascot

King and Queen joined by Qatar’s Sheikh Abdullah on day five of Royal Ascot

King and Queen joined by Qatar’s Sheikh Abdullah on day five of Royal Ascot

Charles and Camilla joined thousands of racegoers and invited family and friends to watch the action on the turf.

In Pictures: Sir Ed Davey plays chicken as Farage ruffles rivals’ feathers

In Pictures: Sir Ed Davey plays chicken as Farage ruffles rivals’ feathers

In Pictures: Sir Ed Davey plays chicken as Farage ruffles rivals’ feathers

The fun-loving campaign of the Lib Dems continued on a poultry farm, but the Reform leader’s comments on Ukraine were a talking point.

Female engineering students ready to ‘beat the boys’ at Red Bull Soapbox race

Female engineering students ready to ‘beat the boys’ at Red Bull Soapbox race

Female engineering students ready to ‘beat the boys’ at Red Bull Soapbox race

The team are dressed up as characters from the racing video game series Mario Kart.

Royal birthday treat: William, George and Charlotte meet Taylor Swift at gig

Royal birthday treat: William, George and Charlotte meet Taylor Swift at gig

Royal birthday treat: William, George and Charlotte meet Taylor Swift at gig

Swift brought her Eras Tour to London on Friday night.

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