The ex-PM spoke to royal officials about her "raising an eyebrow" at the prospect of independence.
The Finnish PM says EU leaders need written proposals by the end of September - and France's Emmanuel Macron agrees.
Financial experts say schools are receiving a big funding boost - but only back to levels of a decade ago.
Debit cards were most used, but falling cash use pushed notes and coins to third place, say retailers.
An analysis maps the areas with the highest concentrations of sub-standard care home beds.