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No measure to decrease the voting age to 16 in King’s Speech

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The King's Speech does not include Labour's manifesto vow to cut the voting age from 18 to 16 in UK general elections. However, Commons leader Lucy Powell said that votes for 16 and 17-year-olds were still a promise, and she hoped they would be able to vote in the next general election. During the 2014 election campaign, the Conservative Party accused Labour of attempting to "distort the political system" to consolidate power.

Vaughan Gething to resign as Welsh First Minister

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Vaughan Gething has resigned as First Minister of Wales just four months after being elected, following widespread criticism of his leadership. Vaughan Gething has announced his resignation as Welsh First Minister after four cabinet members resigned in protest of his leadership. In a statement issued Tuesday morning, Mr Gething stated that he had "taken the difficult decision to begin the process of stepping down". He will now consider a schedule for his successor's election.

Jay Slater: Tenerife court finds British teenager’s body

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The 19-year-old was last heard from on June 17 after setting out to walk for approximately 11 hours from a northern region of the Spanish island back to his holiday accommodation in the south. A court official confirmed that the body discovered by rescue workers in Tenerife is that of British teenager Jay Slater. A court spokesperson in Tenerife said fingerprints taken during a post-mortem proved the body was that of the British youngster.

Princess Charlotte’s ‘pinky promise’ to Lucy Shuker while joining Princess of Wales for Wimbledon final

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Princess Charlotte made a 'pinky promise' to tennis player Lucy Shuker ahead of the Wimbledon final, indicating a chemistry between the two. At the famous athletic event, the nine-year-old Princess accompanied the Princess of Wales, 42, to witness Carlos Alcaraz face Novak Djokovic in the Grand Slam at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London. Before taking their seats in the Royal Box, the mother-daughter combo met with female tennis stars, each presenting Kate with a bouquet.

Princess of Wales to attend Wimbledon men’s final

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The Princess of Wales will make her second public appearance since her cancer diagnosis was publicized earlier this year, following her attendance at Trooping the Colour last month. Kensington Palace has confirmed that the Princess of Wales will attend Wimbledon's men's final on Sunday. Kate is poised to make her second public appearance since her cancer diagnosis was publicized earlier this year, following her attendance at Trooping the Colour last month.

Post Office boss Read ‘stepping back’ before Horizon inquiry testimony

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Nick Read told staff that he plans to devote his "entire attention" to hearings in September that will look into existing Post Office practices. Nick Read, the Post Office's chief executive, is taking a temporary leave of absence to prepare for the next stage of the Horizon scandal inquiry. Mr Read, who succeeded the widely criticized Paula Vennells after she stepped down in 2019, told workers in a note that he wanted to devote his "entire attention" to the stage of the hearings in September that will investigate current Post Office procedures.

Hakluyt CEO Chandra to lead Labour business

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Varun Chandra, who has led the corporate intelligence firm since 2019, is in line for a key business liaison position at 10 Downing Street. The CEO of Hakluyt, a corporate intelligence firm, is being considered for a prominent business position in Sir Keir Starmer's emerging Labour cabinet. Varun Chandra, Hakluyt's managing partner since 2019, is in advanced talks about joining the government.

Reform UK under pressure to verify all candidates are legit

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Reform UK has been pressed to produce proof that its general election candidates were all actual people after questions were raised about several candidates who stood without submitting images, biographies, or contact information. Reform asserts that all of its 609 candidates on July 4 were genuine while admitting that some were essentially "paper candidates" who performed no campaigning and were there to help increase the party's vote share.

Family responds to TikTok star quitting search

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A GoFundMe campaign to help fund the hunt for Jay Slater has garnered nearly £50,000, but a TikTok user who flew to Tenerife to assist with the search claims he "never" received a penny. Jay Slater's family has responded to a TikTok user who stopped the search for the missing boy, saying, "We don't need hikers, we need experts." Callum Fahim, who flew to Tenerife after contacting the 19-year-old's mother online, stated that he had withdrawn after two weeks of looking and receiving death threats.

Sinn Féin becomes Northern Ireland’s largest Westminster party

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Sinn Féin is the largest party in Northern Ireland's councils, assembly, and Westminster. The nationalist party, which does not accept seats in the House of Commons, has seven seats following Thursday's UK general election, the same as in 2019. Its leader, Mary Lou McDonald, stated it was time to "prepare for a new future together on this island". Following a difficult night for the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), the party emerged victorious.

Who should I vote for and what do parties promise?

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Polls open in the UK general election in less than 24 hours; have you determined which party will receive your vote? If not, this guide summarizes the major parties' positions on the issues that matter most to voters based on their pledges throughout the campaign. Select your preferred country, political parties, and issues from the drop-down list.

Former DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson to face 18 sex charges

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When the Northern Ireland politician was arrested in March, he resigned as the leader of the DUP. Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, the former leader of the DUP, will stand trial on charges of 18 previous sex crimes. District Judge Eamonn King of Newry Magistrates' Court said he was persuaded that Donaldson, 61, and his wife, Lady Eleanor Donaldson, 58, also facing charges, had a prima facie case to answer during the committal hearing.

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