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Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin makes somber journey through Scotland
Politics

Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin makes somber journey through Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland — In a somber, regal procession, Queen Elizabeth II's flag-draped coffin was driven slowly through the Scottish countryside Sunday from her beloved Balmoral Castle to the Scottish capital of Edinburgh. Mourners packed city streets and highway bridges or lined rural roads with cars and tractors to take part in a historic goodbye to the monarch who had reigned for 70 years.The hearse drove past piles of bouquets and other tributes as it led a seven-car cortege from Balmoral, where the queen died Thursday at age 96, for a six-hour trip through Scottish towns to Holyroodhouse palace in Edinburgh. The late queen's coffin was draped in the Royal Standard for Scotland and topped with a wreath made of flowers from the estate, including sweet peas, one of the queen's fav...
Half of parents use technology to track their children’s whereabouts, survey reveals 
Science

Half of parents use technology to track their children’s whereabouts, survey reveals 

Half of parents use technology to track their children's whereabouts, survey revealsBy Mail on Sunday Reporter Published: 20:35 EDT, 13 August 2022 | Updated: 20:36 EDT, 13 August 2022 Nearly half of parents use technology to monitor their children's whereabouts, a survey has suggested.In the poll of 2,000 parents, many admit to keeping tabs on them by using GPS gadgets or smartphone apps. But some also resort to less sophisticated methods, such as following them in disguise or joining video game chats under a different name, according to the research for Spacetalk, which makes smartwatches for youngsters.Parents from London were found to be the most likely to track their children, while those fro...
Queen Elizabeth II makes surprise appearance to mark new London Underground line named in her honor
Entertainment

Queen Elizabeth II makes surprise appearance to mark new London Underground line named in her honor

London — Queen Elizabeth II made a surprise visit Tuesday to a train station in central London to see a newly completed subway line named in her honor. The 96-year-old monarch, who has reduced most of her public engagements, appeared Tuesday at Paddington Station to see the east-west Elizabeth Line, which is due to open to the public on May 24. Calling the event "a happy development," Buckingham Palace said "the organizers were informed of the possibility she may attend." Britain's Queen Elizabeth II reacts during her visit to Paddington Station in London, May 17, 2022, to mark the completion of London's Crossrail project, ahead of the opening of the new Elizabeth Line rail service. ANDREW MATTHEWS/POOL/AFP/Getty ...
BAFTA TV AWARDS 2022 THE WINNERS: Ant and Dec scoop Best Entertainment Show gong
Entertainment

BAFTA TV AWARDS 2022 THE WINNERS: Ant and Dec scoop Best Entertainment Show gong

Ant and Dec picked up the Best Entertainment Show gong for Saturday Night Takeaway at this year's BAFTA Television Awards held at London's Royal Festival Hall on Sunday - while elsewhere series Time and Help swept the board at the star-studded ceremony. Presented by Olivia Colman - the Geordie duo, both 46, were delighted to scoop the first award of the night, which marked the fourth time they have won in the category and the eight time they have been nominated in it. Elsewhere prison series Time and pandemic drama Help had successful nights - while notable snubs included Channel 4 series It's A Sin which won no awards despite 11 nominations. The awards recognised and celebrated the very best in television craft and television programmes broadcast in the UK in 2021 and the event was back t...