The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall were told about the rich and varied history of Belfast at the beginning of a two-day visit to Northern Ireland.The royal couple visited Belfast City Hall on Tuesday where they were welcomed by Lord Mayor Frank McCoubrey.
Boris Johnson was caught in a battle with an umbrella this afternoon when it was blown inside out in bad weather. The Prime Minister shared a laugh with Prince Charles, who looked on in amusement as he managed to hang onto his brolly. Report by Buseld. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The Duchess of Cornwall met families supported by Helen and Douglas House in Oxford. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall met theatre royalty today as they headed to the West End to reopen the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Joined by Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, the pair went on a tour of the theatre.
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The Duchess of Cornwall has paid tribute to the late Duke of Edinburgh on what would have been his 100th birthday.Camilla marked the annual British Flowers Week festival with a tour of the Garden Museum on London’s South Bank and spoke about her love of flowers and “passion” for flower arranging.As she was presented with a bouquet – which included rosemary, symbolic of remembrance – she commented about Philip and her own late father.
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Londonderry father Noel Barr has spoken of expecting a tearful family reunion after 15 months in Spain.The musician was also looking forward to playing gigs in his home city after becoming one of the first travellers to arrive in Northern Ireland after isolating was scrapped for the fully vaccinated.
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England is to allow US and EU travellers who are fully vaccinated against coronavirus to enter without the need to quarantine.Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced that the new rules will be in place from 4am on Monday August 2.The Cabinet minister said: “We’re helping reunite people living in the US and European countries with their family and friends in the UK.”It has not been announced whether the change will apply to people arriving in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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Theatre lovers in Belfast have been treated to a live performance for the first time since the start of the pandemic.Only 90 minutes after Stormont regulations formally changed to permit theatres to reopen, the lights went down at the Lyric Theatre for the opening night of Dracula. It was the first audience the famous venue had hosted for 16 months. Stormont rules meant the 390-capacity theatre was only a third full and all audience members had to comply with a range of Covid mitigation measures, including the wearing of face masks. However, the restrictions did not dampen spirits and the call for people to take their seats was greeted with a loud cheer in the theatre bar and foyer ahead of the performance.
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Police are investigating suspected arson following a fire at a waste recycling plant in Belfast.Crews from Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) attended the scene of the incident at Bailey Waste Ltd, Limestone Road, Belfast, on Monday evening.Six fire trucks and 46 firefighters were deployed to fight the blaze, which has been brought under control, while members of the PSNI also attended the scene.
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