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Royal Mail profits more than halve

Image copyright Getty Images Half-year profits at Royal Mail have tumbled after the company failed to cut costs as quickly as hoped. Pre-tax profit more than halved to £33m for the six months to 23…

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‘No completion date’ for new Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh

Image caption The new hospital had been due to open in autumn 2017 There are to be further delays in the opening of the new Sick Children’s Hospital in Edinburgh. The £150m facility was due…


Prince Charles in Africa: Royal speaks Pidgin in Nigeria visit

The Prince of Wales tried out some choice phrases in Pidgin as he addressed Nigerians in the commercial capital Lagos at the end of his nine-day tour of West Africa. Pidgin is spoken by tens…


Royal British Legion helps ex-soldier Neil Preece’s PTSD recovery

A former soldier who ended up living rough after losing his job, family and home is urging ex-service personnel facing mental health issues to seek help. Neil Preece, 34, from Oldbury, West Midlands, has been…


Royal tour wrap-up: Lots of flowers, cheering and baby gifts

Image copyright Reuters There were lots of flowers. There was lots of cheering. There were lots of gifts for the expected baby, the announcement of which kicked off the tour. There were welcomes from men…


Royal Mail Christmas stamps have red postbox theme

Image copyright PA Image caption The postbox illustrations range from smaller ones mounted on a post or in a wall to a large one with a double posting slot Royal Mail has unveiled this year’s…


Olivia Colman royal drama The Favourite leads Bifa nominations

Image copyright 20th Century Fox Image caption Colman plays Queen Anne, whose reign ran from 1702 to 1714 Olivia Colman’s road to the Oscars will include a stop at this year’s British Independent Film Awards,…


Maori ceremony for duke and duchess as royal tour ends

Image copyright Reuters The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have donned traditional Maori cloaks during a welcome ceremony in New Zealand on the final day of their overseas tour. Prince Harry was handed a carved…


Poet Patrick Jones works with Royal College of Psychiatrists

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPatrick Jones reads from a poem from a collection My Song, My Story, developed with people with dementia and their families The poet and playwright Patrick Jones…


Royal tour: Tonga rolls out red carpet for Harry and Meghan

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Princess Angelika Latufuipeka (right) greets Harry and Meghan as they arrive in Tonga The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have received a royal welcome on arrival in the South Pacific…


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