Royal Ascot is made up of five days of horse racing, star-spotting and elegant style. Attended by the royals, this year including newlywed Meghan Markle, Ascot is considered the most sartorially superior event in the racing calendar thanks to its strict dress code. This is a must for the majority of the enclosures, but the more casual Windsor Enclosure does state: "While no formal dress code applies here, we encourage racegoers to dress for the occasion".
The value of bitcoin has seen significant losses over the last week, following a period of relative stability. The volatile cryptocurrency’s price has shifted wildly ever since mid-December - when it hit a record high of more than $19,850 (£14,214) - with frequent heavy drops and speedy recoveries. Aside from the looming prospect of regulation, a series of high-profile thefts have also had a hand in the sudden rapid dips in value bitcoin and its rivals have experienced - the most recent of which was a failed raid on the Binance cryptocurrency exchange.
The behaviour of a biker who was chased by police for miles at speeds up to 125mph was "frankly ridiculous and posed a real danger to other road users", officers have said. William Daniel Wark was going so fast on his 750cc Kawasaki bike that officers abandoned their pursuit as it was getting too dangerous, North Yorkshire Police said.
Duty of care: Boy, 10, so addicted to video games he stopped going to toilet to stay online and damaged his bowel
Lloyds Banking Group said on Wednesday it would cut 450 mainly back office roles, in the latest round of job cuts as Britain's lenders look to reduce costs and focus on digital initiatives. The bank also said it would create 255 new roles, meaning a net reduction of 195, as part of a 3 billion pound technology investment programme laid out at the bank's three-year strategy update in February. The cuts follow the axing of 930 jobs at Lloyds earlier this year and hundreds of cuts and branch closures at other banks, as lenders face growing competition from low-cost, technology-based rivals and consumers increasingly opt to bank online or on their mobile phones.
Poundworld has started a closing down sale across its entire estate of shops - but says it still hopes to survive. It has also emerged that the restructuring firm Hilco has been brought in to help manage the process of either selling or closing the chain's stores. A hundred jobs were lost at Poundworld's headquarters in Yorkshire on Tuesday as the company made a desperate attempt to cut overheads and attract a buyer for all, or some, of the business.
The print is from a colour transparency image that became one of the world’s most recognisable album covers. A photograph from the photo session for David Bowie’s 1973 album Aladdin Sane has been gifted to the V&A as it announced record visitor figures for its world-touring David Bowie is exhibition. The V&A said on Wednesday that the archive of the late photographer Brian Duffy had donated a print of a colour transparency image, from the photo session that led to one of the world’s most recognisable album covers.
The five heavyweight stocks also powered the Nasdaq Composite to a record high and helped the broader S&P 500 shrug off concerns over tariffs between the United States and China. "We're seeing a big question mark over global trade ... and whenever you see the market get in trouble, it's always important to look for leadership and isolate strength," said Adam Sarhan, chief executive officer of 50 Park Investments in New York. Facebook Inc jumped as much as 3.1 percent to a record high of $203.55, topping $200 for the first time ever.
Prestwick Airport 'a black hole for taxpayers' cash' after MSPs told it makes no money from passengers
Police officers share bag of chips with hungry 'illegal immigrant' after arresting him on the M1
When BBC journalists began investigating the treatment of staff at the Welsh assembly, they were expecting to find accusations of bullying and mistreatment by politicians. Unexpectedly they uncovered claims of sexual assault against the BBC’s own staff. The corporation sent an anonymous survey to 247 employees who work for assembly members in April.
A Guatemalan man who fled his country to seek asylum after he was kidnapped and extorted says he lived through anguish when he was separated from his then-2-year-old daughter for seven days at the U.S.-Mexico border last fall. Romulo Gonzalez Rodriguez's experience happened months before President Donald Trump's administration in April adopted a "zero tolerance" policy in which all unlawful border crossings are referred for prosecution. Gonzalez and his daughter, Genesis Gonzalez Lopez, are now in Utah awaiting word on his asylum request.
Distraught relatives slam Indonesia's government over ferry safety measures as 190 presumed drowned
The Mormon church is for the first time posting the list of questions lay leaders are supposed to ask youth during closed door, one-on-one interviews that have come under scrutiny for sexual questions that sometimes arise. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Wednesday posted the 13 questions that were previously only sent to local leaders. A letter from church President Russell M. Nelson encourages the leaders to share them with children and parents before the interviews.
Huy Chi Tran was awaiting deportation at an immigrant detention center in Arizona when he was found unresponsive. Initially rushed to a medical center, the 47-year-old Vietnamese man died after being hospitalized for a week. The cause of Tran's death last week remains under investigation, but his case brings new attention to conditions for immigrants jailed in the United States as the Trump administration moves to detain more, including children separated from their parents under a new "zero tolerance" policy.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach unsuccessfully sought a governor's pardon for an executive of a company that donated to Kobach and was among the sponsors of a fundraiser for him.
Federal investigators say a fatigue crack in the engine compressor on a British Airways jet was to blame for an aborted takeoff and fire at a Las Vegas airport.
Hundreds of protesters rallied at the Massachusetts State House in Boston on June 20, protesting the Trump Administration’s policy of separating children from their parents as they arrive illegally, seeking asylum, over the US border with Mexico. A number of protesters entered the building to try to speak with Governor Charlie Baker, a Republican, reports said. This video shows demonstrators inside the State House chanting: “This is what democracy looks like.” US President Donald Trump and several of his officials had blamed Congress for the policy, and insisted current immigration laws meant they were bound to separate families. A few hours after the Boston protest began, and after pressure from the wider public and both Democrats and Republicans, Trump signed an executive order, entitled ‘Affording Congress an Opportunity to Address Family Separation,’ which he said would put an end to the policy of separating families. The opening paragraph of the executive order says: “It is unfortunate that Congress’s failure to act and court orders have put the Administration in the position of separating alien families to effectively enforce the law.” Trump also said his administration would continue to enforce a “zero tolerance” policy on illegal border crossings. Credit: Molly Lanza via Storyful