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Sir Elton John defends Harry and Meghan's use of private jets

Sir Elton John has defended the Duke and Duchess of Sussex over there use of private jets, after what he described as 'relentless' and 'untrue assassination' of their characters.

The singer revealed that he had provided them with a private flight to his home in France and had paid to carbon offset the trip.

In a series of five emotional treats, the singer reminded people that he was close to Harry’s mother Diana and also said that ‘unnecessary press intrusion contributed to Diana’s untimely death’.

Sala's pilot's wife hopes new evidence will clear his name

The wife of David Ibbotson, the pilot killed alongside footballer Emiliano Sala, said she hopes the new evidence that has emerged will clear her husband’s name.

Investigators have said that an interim report shows footballer Sala was exposed to harmful levels of carbon monoxide before he was killed in a plane crash and it is likely his Mr Ibbotson was also affected.

In an exclusive interview with Good Morning Britain, David’s wife, Nora Ibbotson said: "It was a relief because it was out of David’s control. They couldn’t smell it, they couldn’t see it. If he knew, he wouldn’t have flown it."

Three Brits heroes who restrained knifeman 'glad' they played their part

A trio of British men from Manchester are being hailed as heroes for helping to restrain a man with a knife in Sydney Australia.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain, the group of friends said they are happy to have played “their part” as they revealed the uncanny discussion they had about what they would do in a similar scenario, just months before the attack.

Reflecting on the moment they left the office to help, Luke O'Shaughnessy they didn't question their decision to intervene and decided to help because it felt like the right thing to do.

“I heard the commotion. I heard a loud screech and a scream from a woman. I saw a man waving a knife, he was on top of a car covered in blood," Luke told Good Morning Britain.

He added: “Even in lift on the way down, my heart was pounding. I was saying to the boys, ‘He’s got a knife and he’s covered in blood, whatever happens we’ve got to go for him and help the others out.’”

“As we got outside we saw that he’d moved on then. We were following the commotion, seeing people crying. We could see which direction he’d gone in. We sprinted round and finally caught up with him.”

Once at the scene, the trio helped to tackle the man to the ground and restrain him with chairs and a crate, until the police could arrive at the scene.

“We helped restrain the guy with the beer crates and the chairs as well. None of us had any weapons, he had his weapons," Luke explained.

“The police acted very quickly, don’t get me wrong. When they got on the scene it was unreal.”

Nigel Farage takes aim at Meghan Markle suggesting Prince Harry is now less popular

The Brexit Party leader reportedly made the comments during a conference in Australia.

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Nigel Farage has taken aim at Meghan Markle, claiming Prince Harry has 'fallen of a cliff' since he met her, before describing the Queen's late mother as an 'overweight, chainsmoking, gin-drinker'.

The Brexit Party leader reportedly mocked the Duke of Sussex as the 'Prince of Wokeness' and criticised Prince Charles for his views on climate change.

According to a report by The Guardian, Farage's remarks were made during a gala dinner at Sydney's Conservative Political Action Conference.

The newspaper claims to have heard a partial recording of the politician's comments at Saturday night's event, which the media were banned from attending.

"When it comes to her [the Queen's] son, when it comes to Charlie Boy and climate change, oh dear, oh dear, oh dear," Mr Farage is reported to have said in relation to Prince Charles and his succession to the throne.

"Her mother, Her Royal Highness the Queen's mother was a slightly overweight, chain-smoking gin drinker who lived to 101 years old.

"All I can say is Charlie Boy is now in his 70s… may the Queen live a very, very long time."

Farage reportedly commented on the recent revelation, that Prince Harry and Meghan only want two kids due to their concerns about the climate.

"Well, if I want the Queen to live a long time to stop Charlie Boy becoming king, I want Charlie Boy to live even longer and William to live forever to stop Harry becoming king," Mr Farage reportedly added.

Health Secretary guarantees NHS prepared 'whatever the Brexit scenario'

Health Secretary Matt Hancock told Good Morning Britain he can “guarantee” the NHS is prepared for any Brexit scenario.

Earlier Boris Johnson announced that 20 NHS hospitals in England would benefit from his £850 million spending pledge to upgrade outdated facilities and equipment.

However, Boris' cash injection statement has been criticised as ‘a drop in the ocean’. Some experts are calling for more funding to be committed across the health system, warning that the amount promised by the Prime Minister is only a fraction of what is needed.

Police constable won't let Motor Neurone Disease take over his life

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a rare terminal disease that affects the nervous system - some can live with it for many years, but for most, it significantly shortens their life expectancy.

Good Morning Britain's Charlotte Hawkins lost her father to MND in 2015 - and ever since then, she has helped raise awareness for the condition that has affected the lives of so many families.

What is Motor Neurone Disease?

  • MND relates to a group of diseases that affect the nerves in the brain and spinal cord that control your muscles.
  • According to the Motor Neurone Disease Association, messages that come from these nerves slowly stop reaching the muscles, which can cause them to weaken, stiffen and eventually waste.