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A Fathers4Justice campaigner has been found guilty of defacing a portrait of the Queen with purple paint while it was hanging in Westminster Abbey.

Police crack down on 'troublemakers' as royal wedding nears

Police warned protesters that "robust" action would be taken against anyone planning to disrupt the royal wedding, with more activists expected to be arrested ahead of Friday's ceremony.

Exclusive: the royal wedding in plastic

A film-maker has created a version of the Royal wedding starring plastic dolls from the Early Learning Centre.

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On 6 September 1997, the world mourned the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.

In the Beginning, Westminster Abbey, London

There was nothing lost in translation

BBC rapped over flashing images

The BBC breached broadcasting guidelines by failing to warn viewers about a clip of Prince William and Kate Middleton's engagement announcement containing flashing images, watchdog Ofcom has ruled.

David and Victoria Beckham invited to royal wedding

David and Victoria Beckham have been invited to Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding.

Sir Henry Irving: The Guv'nor is still taking centre stage

Sir Henry Irving's Somerset home has been honoured with a plaque. Charles Nevin joins the theatricals at the ceremony

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Pubs allowed extended opening for royal wedding

All pubs are expected to be allowed to stay open until 1am for two nights of celebrations for the royal wedding.

Last Night's TV: The Apprentice/BBC1<br />Kirstie and Phil's Perfect Christmas/Channel 4

I don't know exactly when last night's episode of The Apprentice was filmed but, as pleasant as the weather appeared to be, it wasn't a good day to be a London tourist. The remaining contestants – just six of them now – had been invited to set up rival bus tours, thus exposing the less wary foreign visitor to the full range of their incompetence, ignorance and financial rapacity. "It's like walking into a room full of knives blindfolded, not knowing how badly you're going to get cut," Stuart had said on the way to the briefing, a characterisation of his own haplessness that applied with equal force to his unsuspecting customers.

Tents to be banned in Parliament Square

Loudhailers and tents will be banned from Parliament Square as Home Secretary Theresa May pledged to clear the area of protesters ahead of the royal wedding next spring.

Prince William and Kate Middleton set date

Prince William and Kate Middleton named the day today - Friday, April 29, next year at Westminster Abbey.

Relics of King Richard II are discovered in gallery vaults

Archivists at the National Portrait Gallery have discovered relics from the tomb of King Richard II hidden in one of the building's underground vaults. The extraordinary find was made by staff cataloguing the papers of the gallery's first director, George Scharf.

Elizabeth Gaskell joins the greats in Poets' Corner

Westminster Abbey commemorates the 'Cranford' author and biographer days before the bicentenary of her birth

Veterans gather for thanksgiving service

Battle of Britain veterans will today be joined by members of the Royal Family for a thanksgiving service at Westminster Abbey.

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