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This Day in History - 27 April

1296www.beautifulbritain.co.ukAn English army, led by Edward I, defeated the Scots at the Battle of Dunbar, the only significant field action in the campaign of 1296. The English routed the disorganised Scots in a single charge, in action that was brief and probably not very bloody, since the only casualty of any note was a minor Lothian knight.


British Commander Warns of EU Def Fund

The EU Parliament has approved a multi-billion euro EU Defence Fund described as “terrible and highly political” by a senior British Armed Forces veteran, as the bloc’s plans for a European Army.


Seven People Stabbed in England Overnight

Reports from across England have revealed a surge of knife crimes, including attacks involving machetes.


This Day in History - 26 April

In 1564, Playwright William Shakespeare is baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England.


Eco warriors block London Stock Exchange

Yesterday, global warming activists blockaded the London Stock Exchange by gluing themselves across the entrances.


Sri Lanka Bomber studied in England

One of the attackers behind the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka once studied in the UK, officials say, as further details on the bombers emerge.


This Day in History - 25 April

1284www.beautifulbritain.co.ukThe birth, at Caernarfon Castle, of King Edward II, who became the first heir-apparent to bear the title Prince of Wales. King from 1307, he ruled during a period of pestilence, famine and defeats at the hands of the Scots, and was eventually murdered.

 


Police ‘Screen out’ Nearly Half of Crime

Police have been accused of “ignoring crimes which aren’t easy to solve” but investigated ALL allegations of "hate crime."


Trump announces UK State Visit

Buckingham Palace has announced American President Donald Trump will make a three-day state visit to the UK from 3 to 5 June.


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