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Sunak: Ukraine loan ‘historic breakthrough’ for G7

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Rishi Sunak says the G7 summit has reached a “historic breakthrough” because of it’s contributions to Ukraine. Report by Ajagbef. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Farage: Vote for the Tories is now a wasted vote

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Nigel Farage claims a vote for the Tories in the so-called red wall is now a “wasted vote”. Speaking at a press conference in London, after a poll showed Reform UK edging ahead of the Conservatives, the Reform party leader said, “It was a delight last night to see that the inflection point has arrived.” Report by Ajagbef. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Tories: Labour must be honest about their plans

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Chief Secretary to the Treasury Laura Trott claims Labour are “secretly planning to put capital gains tax” on people’s residence, which would be a “disastrous policy for families up and down the country”. Report by Ajagbef. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Sunak congratulates Indian prime minister after election win

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Rishi Sunak congratulates Narendra Modi who was recently sworn in for a third consecutive term as India’s prime minister in a coalition government. The two shook hands and posed for photos during the bilateral meeting on Friday. Report by Ajagbef. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Labour denies party similarities with Tories under Cameron

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Shadow Business Secretary Jonathan Reynolds denies the Labour Party of 2024 looks like the Conservative Party under David Cameron's leadership. When asked whether the two parties are similar Reynolds says, “I really disagree on that”. He continues saying, “A Labour platform which is pro-business and pro-worker is about better living standards, better public services, it's about breaking out of the stagnation of the last 14 years.” Report by Ajagbef. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Tories: The conspiracy is with Labour

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Economic Secretary to the Treasury Bim Afolami insists there is a “Labour conspiracy not to tell the British people all the taxes that will be inflicted on their home, car, jobs and pensions”. Report by Ajagbef. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Scotland fans party in Munich ahead of Euro 2024 opening

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Thousands of Scotland fans flood the streets of Munich to see their side face Germany in the first Euro 2024 match. Report by Ajagbef. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Leaders Clash on Tax and Immigration in ITV Election Debate

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Seven party leaders and representatives took the stage for ITV's second General Election debate on Thursday evening, addressing issues such as taxes, immigration, and the cost of living. On stage were Penny Mordaunt from the Conservatives, Angela Rayner from Labour, Stephen Flynn from the SNP, Daisy Cooper from the Liberal Democrats, Rhun ap Iorwerth from Plaid Cymru, Carla Denyer from the Green Party, and Nigel Farage from Reform UK. The debate was moderated by Julie Etchingham of ITV News, who asked questions on key topics selected by the public ahead of the event. Report by Covellm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Leaders arrive ahead of multi-party ITV debate

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Leaders and deputies arrive at TV studios in Salford ahead of the ITV multi-party debate. Moderated by Julie Etchingham, the debate will include Penny Mordaunt for the Conservative Party, Angela Rayner for the Labour Party, Daisy Cooper for Liberal Democrats, Stephen Flynn for SNP, Nigel Farage for Reform UK, Carla Denyer for Green Party and Rhun ap Iorwerth for Plaid Cymru. Report by Covellm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

‘Very disappointing’ that aide bet on July election date

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Rishi Sunak said it was “very disappointing” that one of his closest parliamentary aides had placed a bet on the date of the General Election just days before the prime minister called it. Craig Williams, who served as Mr Sunak’s parliamentary private secretary and is the Conservative candidate for Montgomeryshire and Glyndwr, has apologised but refused to say whether he placed the bet on the basis of insider information. Report by Covellm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Ed Davey criticises Sunak aide for betting on election date

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One of Rishi Sunak’s closest parliamentary aides has said he made a “huge error of judgment” by betting on the date of the General Election just days before the Prime Minister called it. Liberal Democrats leader Sir Ed Davey said: “If someone knows the outcome of something, it seems to me morally questionable for them to put a bet on it if they know the result of that outcome.” Report by Covellm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Labour manifesto launch interrupted by protester

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A protester disrupted the Labour party's manifesto launch, claiming that the party was merely rehashing "the same old Tory policies." In a Manchester hall filled with party members and journalists, a woman stood on her chair shortly after Sir Keir Starmer began his speech, criticising the Labour leader for the party’s manifesto promises. Sir Keir’s shot back: “We gave up on being a party of protest five years ago, we want to be a party in power.” Report by Covellm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Government: Labour’s manifesto contains tax rises, not cuts

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Laura Trott said Labour’s manifesto “only contained tax rises, no tax cuts” as she repeated the disputed Tory claim that the rival party’s policies would cost every family £2,000. The Chief Secretary to the Treasury told broadcasters: “What we saw this morning was Labour’s tax trap manifesto. It only contained tax rises, no tax cuts whatsoever." Report by Covellm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Rishi Sunak attends G7 in Italy

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Rishi Sunak has joined other world leaders in Apulia, Italy for the G7 summit. The British prime minister who is in the midst of a General Election campaign at home, is attending the overseas event alongside US president Joe Biden, France’s Emannuel Macron, Canada’s Justin Trudeau and European Commission president Ursula von der Lyon. Report by Chinnianl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Labour plays down talk of an election ‘super majority’

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Labour’s national campaign coordinator denies claims the party is heading for a ‘super majority’ in next month’s General Election. Speaking ahead of its manifesto launch on Thursday, Pat McFadden also urged people to vote for change and dismissed suggestions its policy platform lacks any ‘big ideas’ – despite the Unite union refusing to endorse the party’s plans. Report by Chinnianl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Heckler ejected from Labour manifesto launch

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A protester has been ejected from Labour’s manifesto launch in Greater Manchester this morning, after heckling party leader Sir Keir Starmer during his keynote speech. Report by Chinnianl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Starmer repeats commitment not to raise taxes

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Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has reiterated the party’s commitment not to raise Income Tax, National Insurance or VAT in the next Parliament, should Labour win the General Election in July. Report by Chinnianl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Starmer heckled at Labour manifesto launch

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Sir Keir Starmer has been heckled while launching Labour’s election manifesto in Greater Manchester. Responding to the incident, he said Labour is no longer a party of protest, but a party of power. Report by Chinnianl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Cameron insists Tories are ‘fizzing with ideas’

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Lord Cameron insists the Conservative Party's “hugely vigorous” election campaign is "fizzing with ideas", citing policies like national service and cutting stamp duty. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Cameron defends Sunak over 'wrong' decision over D-Day

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Lord Cameron refuses to answer whether he gave advice to Rishi Sunak not to leave the D-Day commemoration events early to attend an ITV interview. The foreign secretary says "prime ministers have to make decisions all the time" and "he got this one wrong and he fessed up straight away" contrasting Mr Sunak with Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Adam Wharton reflects on rapid rise to England Euro squad

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Adam Wharton, 20, has quickly risen from Blackburn debutant to England's Euro 2024 squad in 22 months. As the second youngest in Gareth Southgate's team, Wharton joined Crystal Palace from Blackburn this year. His impressive Premier League performance earned him a spot in the England squad. "It's a surreal feeling," said Wharton, surprised by his rapid ascent. Report by Covellm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Sunak arrives at venue ahead of Sky News debate

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Rishi Sunak is preparing for a Sky News event in Grimsby where he will face questions alongside Sir Keir Starmer from journalist Beth Rigby and the studio audience. Report by Covellm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Starmer arrives at venue ahead of Sky News debate

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Sir Keir Starmer is preparing for a Sky News event in Grimsby where he will face questions alongside Rishi Sunak from journalist Beth Rigby and the studio audience. Report by Covellm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Starmer likens Sunak to Liz Truss for 'unfunded promises'

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Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer refrained from commenting on Rishi Sunak's upbringing but criticised Sunak's performance as Prime Minister, likening him to Liz Truss with "unfunded promises." Starmer emphasised the need for change, highlighting Labour's forthcoming manifesto, which he promises will offer hope and outline steps to rebuild the country from day one if elected. Report by Covellm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Ed Davey makes a splash campaigning against water pollution

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During a campaign visit to a water activity park in Warwickshire, Sir Ed Davey outlined the Liberal Democrats' proposal to establish a Clean Water Authority to address sewage dumping issues. Davey says that the new regulatory body would prohibit bonuses for executives of water companies, revoke licenses from companies that fail to meet standards, enforce the provision of real-time sewage spill data, and implement legally binding discharge targets. Report by Covellm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Shapps 'filled with pride' over Sunak's upbringing

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Grant Shapps says that he is “filled with pride” when he thinks about the story of Rishi Sunak’s childhood, saying that his parents gave up a lot to bring him up so that he could go on to be prime minister. The defence secretary said: “He comes from an immigrant family who come here, work hard, do give up on things in order to bring their children up… who ends up being prime minister of the United Kingdom.” Report by Covellm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Sunak Under fresh fire over D-Day after apology

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Rishi Sunak is under fresh pressure over his early D-Day exit after he was filmed saying the events he did attend ran over time. The Prime Minister issued a public apology after skipping the main international event in Normandy in order to record a TV interview. Footage of him arriving at the ITV interview showed him apologising for keeping journalist Paul Brand waiting, saying that the commemorations he did attend “just ran over”. Report by Covellm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Sunak highlights education successes under Conservatives

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Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, speaking to ITV Tonight, expressed pride in the progress of English education under Conservative governments. "English schools are now the best in the UK," Sunak said, adding, "English school children right now are the best readers in the western world." He said that these reforms have significantly benefited children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Report by Covellm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Sunak defends 14 years of Tory governance

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Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, speaking to ITV Tonight, responded to criticisms about the state of the country after 14 years of Conservative rule. "We've been hit by two, once in a century crises," Sunak stated, referring to the pandemic and the energy crisis following Russia's invasion of Ukraine. He noted that the Conservatives were re-elected because "people thought the Conservatives were doing a good job." Report by Covellm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Sunak on Farage: ‘I've got respect for Nigel’

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Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, speaking to ITV Tonight, addressed his views on Reform leader Nigel Farage. "I've got respect for Nigel," Sunak said, acknowledging Farage's focus on migration. However, he emphasised, "A vote for anyone who’s not a Conservative candidate is a vote to put Keir Starmer in office." Sunak reiterated his commitment to addressing migration. Report by Covellm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Sunak defends government’s actions on social care

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Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, speaking to ITV Tonight, defended his government's actions on social care, highlighting the £8.5 billion funding boost for social care and the NHS. "Over a million people work in social care," Sunak noted, underlining improvements in pay and the National Living Wage. He acknowledged ongoing challenges but insisted that "more money is going into the NHS and social care than ever before." Report by Covellm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Sunak reflects on childhood sacrifices: 'We never had Sky'

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Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, speaking to ITV Tonight, shared that his family emigrated with very little and prioritised education over luxuries. "Famously, Sky TV, so that was something that we never had growing up actually," Sunak recalled, emphasising values of hard work and community service instilled by his parents. "If people do work hard, they should get to enjoy the benefits of that," he added. Report by Covellm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Shadow Chancellor: UK economy ‘flatlined’ in April

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The UK economy recorded no growth in April, according to the Office for National Statistics. Gross domestic product was flat during the month, following growth of 0.4% in March, the ONS said. Responding to the figures, Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves said: “The Prime Minister says the economy has turned a corner, but the numbers today show that the economy is flatlining, there is no growth at all. It is this prime minister that has presided over this state of affairs." Report by Covellm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Labour warns of £4,800 mortgage hike from Tory plans

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The Conservatives’ plans will lead to “a second Tory mortgage bombshell”, Rachel Reeves has said. Speaking at a press conference responding to the Tory manifesto, the shadow chancellor said: “The analysis that we have conducted since publication has identified £71 billion of unfunded commitments.” She continued: “The result would be an increase in the average mortgage totalling £4,800 over the course of the parliament.” Report by Covellm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Rishi Sunak praises maths learning at Silverstone college

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Rishi Sunak told students at a technical college he was “very happy” that they were learning maths. On a visit to Silverstone University Technical College, Mr Sunak rolled up his sleeves and donned a pair of safety glasses as he spoke to several young people using different machines. “You’re taking maths alongside? I’ve heard a lot of that. Very happy to hear that,” he said. Report by Covellm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Man arrested after objects thrown at Nigel Farage

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A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of public order offences after objects were thrown at Nigel Farage on the General Election campaign. The Reform UK leader was on top of a party battle bus in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, on Tuesday morning, when coffee cups were thrown, narrowly missing him. Report by Covellm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Rishi Sunak promises tax cuts in Tory manifesto

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Rishi Sunak has set out plans for a 2p national insurance cut in a multibillion-pound gamble to get the Tory general election campaign back on track. The Tories also promised to abolish the main rate of self-employed national insurance entirely by the end of the Parliament. Report by Covellm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Rishi Sunak unveils Conservative manifesto at Silverstone

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Launching the Conservative manifesto at the Silverstone motor racing circuit, the Prime Minister positioned himself as the heir to Margaret Thatcher with tax-cutting promises as he sought to overturn Labour’s poll lead which has remained stubbornly at around 20 points. The Prime Minister said the Tories are offering “lower immigration, lower taxes and protected pensions” as part of a “secure future”. Report by Covellm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Labour pledges 100,000 extra dental appointments for kids

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The Labour Party will vow to create an extra 100,000 urgent dental appointments for children in a bid to clear backlogs in England. The party’s Child Health Action Plan will also propose the introduction of supervised brushing to bolster the dental health of youngsters. The additional appointments will be delivered on evenings and weekends, which was announced by Sir Keir Starmer during a visit to the North East of England. Report by Covellm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Labour outlines plans to clear dental backlogs for children

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The Labour Party will vow to create an extra 100,000 urgent dental appointments for children in a bid to clear backlogs in England. The party’s Child Health Action Plan will also propose the introduction of supervised brushing to bolster the dental health of youngsters. The additional appointments will be delivered on evenings and weekends, which was announced by Sir Keir Starmer during a visit to the North East of England. Report by Covellm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Sunak arrives at Silverstone ahead of manifesto launch

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Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, accompanied by his wife Akshata Murty, arrive at the Silverstone racing circuit ahead of the launch of the Conservative Party manifesto. Upon exiting their car, they pose for a photo with supporters holding campaign posters. Report by Covellm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Stride teases further tax cuts ahead of manifesto launch

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Mel Stride said that the Conservatives have a “very clear plan” to cut taxes, ahead of the party’s election manifesto launch. The Work and Pensions Secretary insisted that any cuts in tax would be fully funded, saying “that is the distinction between the Labour party and ourselves.” Report by Covellm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

England team arrive in Germany ahead of Euro 2024

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The England team have arrived in Germany ahead of their first match against Serbia on Sunday. It comes as Prince William met the men's England football squad ahead of the Euro 2024 tournament earlier on Monday. Report by Kennedyl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Ed Davey rides rollercoaster after launching manifesto

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Sir Ed Davey rode a rollercoaster at Thorpe Park after launching the Liberal Democrats manifesto. Mr Davey spoke of his experience of caring for his mother, as he announced a £9.4 billion package for the NHS and social care in England. Report by Kennedyl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

England team head to Germany ahead of Euro 2024

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The England team headed to Germany for the Euros as they prepare for their first match against Serbia on Sunday, whilst the Scotland team held an open training session and press conference. Report by Kennedyl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

King Charles presents New Colours to Kate's regiment

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The King presented New Colours to the Irish Guards ahead of Trooping the Colour. Charles, who is Colonel in Chief of the seven Guards regiments of the Household Division, wore his Field Marshall's uniform and medals as he inspected the guardsmen on parade at Windsor Castle. The Chaplain General then consecrated the colours with a blessing. Report by Kennedyl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Barclays branches targeted by pro-Palestine group

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More than 15 Barclays branches across England and Scotland have been covered in red paint, had windows smashed, and had ATMs damaged, including this one here in Moorgate, City of London. The attacks are part of protests by pro-Palestine group Palestine Action, who are calling on the bank to divest from arms companies that sell to Israel, as well as firms linked to fossil fuels. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

England cheered by young fans as they leave for Germany

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The England men’s national football team have left St George’s Park in Staffordshire for their Euro 2024 base in Thuringia, Germany. Players, including captain Harry Kane and Champions League winner Jude Bellingham, signed shirts and took selfies with young fans before boarding a coach to Birmingham Airport. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Lib Dems launch manifesto ‘to save the NHS’

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The Liberal Democrats have launched their manifesto ahead of the 2024 General Election. Party leader, Sir Ed Davey, spoke of his experience of caring for his mother, as he announced a £9.4 billion package for the NHS and social care in England. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Prince William gives son's Euro 24 advice to England team

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Prince William paid a visit to the England men's football team ahead of their trip to Germany to compete in the UEFA Euro 2024 tournament. He shared some words of advice which were passed on from young Prince Louis, who advised them to "eat twice the amount you would normally eat". Report by Kennedyl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn