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Water companies have apologised for their record on sewage spills in Britain’s waterways, and pledged to invest £10bn over seven years to tackle the problem. The funds will come from an increase in customer bills. Prince Harry and Meghan have said they were involved in a “near-catastrophic car chase” in New York on Tuesday night when being pursued by photographers. But some witnesses have cast doubt on the claim, including the driver of a taxi in which the couple briefly travelled, and the New York Police Department, which categorised the journey as merely “challenging”. A 76-year-old man has been charged with the theft of a pair of ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz. The shiny shoes (below) were stolen from Minnesota’s Judy Garland Museum in 2005, with one of the only clues a single red sequin left behind by the perpetrator.