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Florida city sells swans after Queen's gift leads to overpopulation

BBC News Friday, 16 October 2020 ()
Queen Elizabeth II's donation to Lakeland, Florida in 1957 was a gift that kept on giving too much.
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Florida city sells excess swans after Queen Elizabeth's gift leads to overpopulation

A Florida city has sold off three dozen swans to ease an overpopulation crisis. Lakeland’s signature swans swamped the city, more than 60 years after Queen..
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Queen on first public engagement outside royal residences since March [Video]

Queen on first public engagement outside royal residences since March

The Queen was back to business as she carried out her first public engagementoutside of a royal residence since the coronavirus pandemic gripped thenation. The 94-year-old monarch was joined by her grandson the Duke ofCambridge at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) at PortonDown near Salisbury, meeting scientists providing vital support in the UK’sresponse to the Covid-19 outbreak. She ventured from HMS Bubble – the nicknamefor her reduced household of staff – for what was her first externalengagement in seven months. The Queen was on good form as she quipped whilesigning the guest book: “Well it proves we’ve been here, doesn’t it?”

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Queen returns to Windsor Castle while Philip stays at Sandringham [Video]

Queen returns to Windsor Castle while Philip stays at Sandringham

The Queen has returned to Windsor Castle after her stay at Sandringham, whilethe Duke of Edinburgh has remained on the Norfolk estate. Buckingham Palaceconfirmed the monarch, 94, has arrived at the Berkshire royal residence, whereshe retreated in March for her safety ahead of lockdown. Philip, 99, has spentmuch of his retirement so far at his cottage Wood Farm in the sanctuary of theSandringham estate.

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The Queen and her Prime Ministers [Video]

The Queen and her Prime Ministers

Queen Elizabeth has overseen fourteen Prime Ministers throughout her reign. Although the monarch is politically neutral, she develops strong relationships with those at the head of the government. Report by Mooresn. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

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Barbados to remove Queen as head of state [Video]

Barbados to remove Queen as head of state

Barbados wants to remove Britain's Queen Elizabeth as its head of state and become a republic, the Caribbean nation's government has said on Wednesday.

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Florida Florida State in the southeastern United States

These Florida divers had a rare encounter with whale sharks and a manta ray. They brought back video for the rest of us.

Two whale sharks and large manta ray were spotted swimming around the sunken Thomas Heyward a Liberty Ship.
 

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Former felons in Florida cast their first ballots in early voting

"It was amazing. When I put that pen to the paper, I finally got a voice."
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Trump's big problem in Florida

(CNN)"Florida, Florida, Florida," said the late Tim Russert on election night in 2000, a prescient observation on what would become the nation's most important..
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Florida police chief dies in small plane crash

Ocala chief Greg Graham was piloting the single-engine aircraft when it went down near the Marion County Airport, officials said.
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'An incredibly tragic day for Ocala': Florida police chief Greg Graham killed in plane crash

The death of Greg Graham, who became Ocala's 30th police chief in January 2012, stunned the central Florida city northwest of Orlando.

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Lakeland, Florida Lakeland, Florida City in Florida, United States

VP Mike Pence speaks in Lakeland [Video]

VP Mike Pence speaks in Lakeland

VP Mike Pence speaks in Lakeland

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Auntie Anne's executive discovers second career after losing job: selling pretzels in own food truck [Video]

Auntie Anne's executive discovers second career after losing job: selling pretzels in own food truck

Auntie Anne's exec in Lakeland discovers second career after getting laid off: selling pretzels in a food truck. Story: https://bit.ly/3klFkk4

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1 year since tornado damaged Tampa Bay area school [Video]

1 year since tornado damaged Tampa Bay area school

It's been one year since a tornado damaged Kathleen Middle School in Lakeland.

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Arrest made after Lakeland mom was 'brutally' killed in front of her children, police say [Video]

Arrest made after Lakeland mom was 'brutally' killed in front of her children, police say

On Tuesday, Lakeland Police are expected to provide more information on the arrest of a man accused of killing a Lakeland mother in front of her children. Story: https://bit.ly/2G3HZ2k

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