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Queen joins D-Day veterans at Bayeux cemetery

The Queen has joined British veterans at Bayeux cemetery in Normandy, to honour those who took part in the D-Day landings 70 years ago.

The Queen arrives at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Bayeux.
The Queen arrives at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Bayeux. Credit: Pool
Wreaths placed at the memorial in Bayeux cemetery where the memorial service took place.
Wreaths placed at the memorial in Bayeux cemetery where the memorial service took place. Credit: Pool
The Queen lays a wreath as the ceremony takes place.
The Queen lays a wreath as the ceremony takes place. Credit: Pool
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PM expresses 'awe and gratitude' as meets veterans

David Cameron said he felt a mixture of "awe and gratitude" as he met veterans of the D-Day landings at a memorial service in Bayeux.

The Prime Minister said it was "incredibly moving" to be at the events in Normandy and it was "humbling" for people of his generation who had not had to do anything like the heroic actions of June 6, 1944.

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Kerry joins US veterans at D-Day memorial service

US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived at a cemetery in Colleville-Sur-Mer to attend a memorial service for American veterans.

US Secretary of State John Kerry chats to one of the veterans ahead of a memorial service at the US cemetery.
US Secretary of State John Kerry chats to one of the veterans ahead of a memorial service at the US cemetery. Credit: Pool
US Secretary of State John Kerry laughs with D-Day veterans on the 70th anniversary of the landings.
US Secretary of State John Kerry laughs with D-Day veterans on the 70th anniversary of the landings. Credit: Pool
Memorial services are being held at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Bayeux.
Memorial services are being held at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery in Bayeux. Credit: Pool

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Dogs sniff out thousands of illegal cigarettes

Westminster City Council’s Trading Standards team have seized almost 5,500 cigarettes after joining forces with HM Revenue and Customs investigators to inspect shops allegedly selling illegal tobacco. Their secret weapons? Two spaniels called Bradley and Buster.

Credit: Westminster City Council

The teams visited 3 different shops in Westminster last week. A 5-year-old Springer Spaniel, Bradley, and a 15-month-old Cocker Spaniel, Buster, sniffed out cigarettes that ‘raised questions’ at all the shops.

Some of the cigarettes didn’t have the correct health warnings on them. Others had been bought abroad and hadn’t had the right duty paid on them.

Credit: Westminster City Council
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