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Latest news: Britain

Charles and Camilla opt out of ‘The Big Help Out’

One of the signature events aimed at fostering public participation in the Royal coronation across Britain is the Big Help Out volunteering day.

UK PM Rishi Sunak boosts defence spending to silence critics

In an update to Britain's foreign policy framework, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will spend an extra five billion pounds ($A9.1 billion) to replenish ammunition stocks and fund the next phase of a submarine pact with the United States and Australia.

UK government sets out priorities in Queen’s speech

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hopes to reset his government with plans aimed at winning back traditional supporters in southern England who abandoned his party at recent local elections.

Tributes paid to slain British MP David Amess

David Amess was a man of the people, a hard-working British MP who had no grand political ambitions beyond serving those who had elected him for almost 40 years.

Northern Ireland says UK shifty on trade talks

Ireland has accused Britain of "shifting the playing field" in talks to resolve post-Brexit trading issues in Northern Ireland after London emphasised the need to remove EU judicial oversight of the issue.

Germany arrests suspected British embassy spy

German police have arrested a British man who worked at the British embassy in Berlin on suspicion of passing documents to the Russian intelligence service in exchange for cash, prosecutors say.