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Recent articles by Dean:

Iranian 'suicide' drones used by Russia in Ukraine 'manufactured with British and US components'

An investigation by i shows that Russia has probably unleashed at least 90 Shahed-136 'kamikaze' drones on Ukrainian targets in recent weeks. New evidence suggests the weapons are the latest used by the Kremlin to contain Western components → Read More

‘Dress as soberly as possible’: How newspapers reported past royal funerals from Victoria to George VI

The Aberdeen Press and Journal described the funeral of Edward VII in 1910 in mournful tones although its headline of 'Royal Cavalcade – Nine Kings' may seem frivolous to us nowadays → Read More

The Queen’s funeral: The secret reason why Royal Navy sailors will pull the gun carriage explained

There were claims that the sailors made off with the gun carriage after Queen Victoria’s funeral and that they refused to give it back. → Read More

Vladimir Putin is starting to face a backlash over Russia's war in Ukraine after the Kharkiv defeat

Vladimir Putin is under pressure after Ukraine’s lightning counter-offensive in the eastern Kharkiv region led to Kyiv’s forces retaking an area the size of Greater London in 48 hours → Read More

Holidaymakers face threat of more sewage being dumped on UK beaches during summer holidays

With pollution warnings still in place at 60 bathing spots around the coast on Thursday after sewage was pumped into the sea following heavy storms, swimmers are being urged to stay out of the water. → Read More

British coastguard cut contact with UK lifeboat as it rescued migrants over fears of ‘political fallout’

Incident logs show HM Coastguard raised concerns about 'political fallout' and a risk to its own reputation if it got too involved in the rescue as officials instructed 'do not speak to the vessel if possible'. → Read More

How the Platinum Jubilee laid the groundwork for King Charles to take charge

Clarence House is already quietly becoming a focal point for decision-making within the Royal Family, some suggest, as the Queen enters a new phase → Read More

Threatened with death, and a riot over inhumane conditions: Inside Russia’s filtration camps for Ukrainians

Russian officials began preparing camps hundreds of miles from the border before Putin started the war and Moscow has a formula for allocating money to areas that take the most people → Read More

UK drivers unknowingly fill cars with £400m of Russian diesel as Britain’s imports help fund Putin’s war

Mayor of Mariupol Vadym Boychenko pleads with Britain to call an immediate halt to oil shipments and stop facilitating Moscow's 'terrorist organisation' → Read More

Russian soldiers told Ukrainian cancer patient to hang himself to end pain, war crimes report says

'These abuses against civilians are evident war crimes that should be promptly and impartially investigated and appropriately prosecuted' → Read More

‘Putin has killed more in Mariupol than Hitler did’, says mayor as bodies risk poisoning city's water

In an exclusive interview with i, Vadym Boychenko calls for an 'urgent and systematic' evacuation as 100,000 remain trapped in besieged Ukraine city → Read More

Russian civilians form 'underground railroad' to help Ukrainians transported to Russia escape to the West

Russian activists have formed an 'underground railroad' that is helping Ukrainians transported to Russia to leave the country - with a human chain stretching between cities and across the border → Read More

How a fenced camp for Ukrainians was tracked down to a former chemical weapons dump deep within Russia

As i revealed on Saturday, Ukraine’s human rights ombudsman, Lyudmyla Denisova, has warned that more than 400 people, including 147 children, are in a fenced camp near the city of Penza → Read More

Russia war crimes investigators reveal 'numerous and consistent' reports of forced Ukrainian deportations

The report comes days after i revealed that Vladimir Putin is sending Ukrainians to remote corners of Russia → Read More

Mariupol survivors interrogated in Russian filtration camps as many face little chance of returning to Ukraine

Witnesses who have been through a Russian-controlled camp first identified by this newspaper at Bezimenne, 11 miles east of the destroyed city, say young men are being subjected to intense questioning → Read More

Vladimir Putin is resettling Ukrainians to Siberia and the Far East, Kremlin document shows

Russian government decree shows Moscow made an emergency order last month to move nearly 100,000 people from the war zone to regions including Siberia, the North Caucasus, the Far East and even the Arctic Circle → Read More

What the open source images and videos tell us about the helicopter attack on an oil depot in Russia

It is the first time Russia has accused Ukraine of launching a strike on its territory since its invasion began on 24 February → Read More

Mariupol mayor says 30,000 people deported to Russia as satellite images reveal Russian camp for Ukrainians

Mariupol mayor Vadym Boychenko's warning comes a day after i revealed using satellite images that Russia has built a tented camp for Ukrainians just 11 miles to the east of the besieged city → Read More

Satellite images show Russian tent camp for Ukrainians near Mariupol as claims of forced deportations grow

Russia may have constructed 'filtration' camps inside Ukraine as it did in Chechnya → Read More

Vladimir Putin’s cruise missiles ‘could reach UK in an hour’ if Nato enters Ukraine war against Russia

Moscow's warships and submarines are capable of launching Kalibr cruise missiles at UK cities and vital infrastructure from more than 1,000 miles from the east coast, an experts warn → Read More