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Unite back Jeremy Corbyn for Labour leader

Labour leadership hopeful Jeremy Corbyn. Credit: PA

Unite have voted to support Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader, with Andy Burnham as second preference.

The decision is a big boost for Corbyn, who has been well received at hustings involving trade unions in recent weeks.

He said it was a "great honour" to receive the union's backing.


Crowds gather to catch a glimpse of Princess Charlotte

Princess Charlotte's christening is not for four another four hours but crowds have started to gather in the 'public paddock' near the church.

The paddock where members of the public can wait to see the princess. Credit: ITV News
One lady wrapped in a Union Jack flag has a snack while she waits. Credit: ITV News
A royal fan in a Union Jack hat and suit. Credit: ITV News

UK is not immune from Greece fall-out, Osborne warns

George Osborne has warned Britain cannot be 'immune' from the fall-out from the Greek referendum Credit: Reuters

Britain cannot be "immune" from the fall-out from today's Greek referendum, George Osborne has warned.

"I don't think anyone should be in any doubt - the Greek situation has an impact on the European economy which has an impact on us," the Chancellor told BBC1's The Andrew Marr Show. "We cannot be immune from these developments.

"Whatever Greece decides, Britain is prepared," he said. "We have the plans in place for whatever the outcome is."

David Cameron will chair talks with Mr Osborne and Bank of England Governor Mark Carney tomorrow morning to assess the impact of the poll, which could see Greece become the first country to be forced out of the euro.

Only 21 guests to attend Princess Charlotte's christening

The service will be held at St Mary Magdalene's Church in Norfolk. Credit: PA

Just 21 guests will attend Princess Charlotte's christening later this afternoon.

They include the Queen, Philip, Charles, Camilla, the Middletons and the five godparents - four of whom will be accompanied by their spouses.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte's nanny Turrion Borrallo will also be in the church.

Senior royals the Duke of York, who is abroad, Anne and the Earl of Wessex are missing from the congregation just as they were from George's baptism.

Read more: Ten things you need to know about the royal christening

Tea and cake at Sandringham House after christening

Prince George wore the same gown at his christening two years ago. Credit: PA

Guests at the royal christening will be served tea and cake at the Queen's country retreat Sandringham House after the ceremony.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will walk from the house to the St Mary Magdalene Church for the 45-minute service which starts at 4.30pm.

Kate and William will serve tea at the Queen's country retreat Sandringham House after the service. Credit: PA

Princess Charlotte will be baptised in the hand made replica of the Royal Christening Robe, made by the Queen's dressmaker Angela Kelly.

The royals and their guests will then head back to Sandringham where they will be served tea and slices of christening cake - which is a tier taken from William and Kate's wedding cake.

Read more: Ten things you need to know about the royal christening

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