US president Donald Trump has confirmed he will not travel to the UK to open the new American embassy – and hit out at the location of the 1.2 billion dollar (£886 million) project.

Writing on Twitter, Mr Trump said he thought the embassy’s move from Grosvenor Square in the prestigious Mayfair district of central London to Nine Elms, south of the Thames, was a “bad deal”.

British government sources said they had never officially been informed of a date for Mr Trump to make a visit, but speculation had suggested he would formally open the embassy at a ceremony in February.

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RARE papers and insights from people who worked with Winston Churchill in his underground war headquarters have been revealed by the Imperial War Museums.

Documents, testimonies and images showing what life was like in the Churchill War Rooms under central London have been revealed to mark the UK release of the film Darkest Hour, which recounts the early days of his premiership.

They include a rare surviving example of a letter confirming a typist’s appointment, and insights from Churchill’s private secretary, Elizabeth Layton, and other secretaries working in the underground bunker.

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RAIL passengers face a third day of disruption on Friday because of another strike over the role of guards, with further delays this weekend caused by engineering works.

Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union on South Western Railway (SWR), Arriva Rail North (Northern), Merseyrail and Greater Anglia will walk out for 24 hours following action on Monday and Wednesday.

Picket lines will again be mounted outside railway stations affected by the strike, and passengers face delays, cancellations and replacement buses in some parts of the country.

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THE amusing trials and tribulations of being head of state are revealed by the Queen in a BBC documentary – from the perils of wearing a heavy crown, to robes sticking to a thick carpet pile.

The Queen speaks candidly and with humour about the experience of her own coronation and the symbolic importance of artefacts associated with the sovereign in the one-hour programme due to be screened this Sunday.

She jokingly states you cannot look down when wearing the Imperial State Crown, which weighs 2lbs 13oz (1.28kgs), as your neck would “break”.

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She also recounts how she was brought to a standstill when her robes ran against the carpet pile in Westminster Abbey during her coronation.