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Day: November 26, 2019

Queen on form amid family crisis
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Queen on form amid family crisis

    The Queen was on sparkling form as she opened the new headquarters of the Royal Philatelic Society today. The monarch, 93, viewed a portrait of herself during a tour of the society's new building in the City of London, which has been opened to mark the organisations 150th anniversary. And if she was still reeling from last week's events involving her beleaguered son, Prince Andrew, she wasn't showing it a bit. It comes days after Andrew, 59, announced he was stepping down from royal duties with the approval of his mother. The Queen brushed aside any concerns and happily joked with society members during the visit.  Kelly, arrived at the headquarters in a Range Rover, not her official Bentley, as the road was too narrow for her normal official car to squeeze down....
Muslim campaigner abused for backing Tories
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Muslim campaigner abused for backing Tories

    A Muslim Conservative campaigner was subjected to a tirade of abuse when he was out doorstepping in east London. Has Ahmed was walking past Goodmayes station with a Tory rosette pinned to his chest when a member of the public started shouting insults at him on Sunday. Speaking to the Standard, the 23-year-old, who stood as an MP candidate for Ilford South in 2018, said despite his calm exterior he felt threatened and took out his phone to record the incident. Mr Ahmed said the man identified him as Muslim and then began to shout at him, at which point he started recording. At the time I carried on walking and tried to ignore him, Mr Ahmed said. "There were kids and people driving by, everyone was looking. Anyone would feel humiliated, it was a disgraceful thing h...