THE charity watchdog is to begin its inquiry into Oxfam following the aid worker sex scandal which resulted in the resignation of one of its most senior figures.

Oxfam issued an “unreserved apology” to the Government, donors, supporters and the people of Haiti over its handling of sex allegations, including the use of prostitutes by workers in Haiti in 2011.

Announcing her resignation as deputy chief executive, Penny Lawrence said she took full responsibility for what had happened on her watch and was sorry for the “harm and distress” it had caused supporters, as the charity faced a battle to “rebuild the public trust” following crisis talks with the Government over future funding.

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ENGLAND cricketer Ben Stokes will appear in court for the first time after being charged with affray following an incident outside a nightclub.

The 26-year-old Durham all-rounder – who missed the Ashes after being suspended from playing for England – is accused of affray with two other men.

Stokes will appear at Bristol Magistrates’ Court alongside Ryan Ali, 28, and Ryan Hale, 26.

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PRINCE Harry will take Meghan Markle on a royal walkabout to meet the people of Edinburgh when they begin their official visit to Scotland.

In the shadow of the city’s world famous castle, crowds are expected to gather on the esplanade on Tuesday to meet the prince and his fiancee when they greet well-wishers.

Later they will travel to a sandwich shop which supports the homeless and has been visited by number of famous faces including Hollywood star George Clooney.

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THE number of admissions to hospital for eating disorders has nearly doubled in six years, NHS figures show.

Data from NHS Digital show admissions for conditions including anorexia and bulimia reached 13,885 between April 2016 and 2017 – the highest levels seen in six years.

This is almost double the 7,260 admissions seen in hospitals in England the year up to April 2011, the figures show.

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The Department of Health said it is aiming to improve waiting times for treatment for young people admitted to hospital with eating disorders