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Pressure is continuing to mount on Boris Johnson after Downing Street staff were accused of holding two parties in Number 10 on the eve of Prince Phillip's funeral.

The Telegraph reported the gatherings were made up of about 30 people drinking alcohol and dancing to music until the early hours of 17 April as part of leaving parties.

Restrictions at the time banned indoor mixing between different households.

No 10 said a leaving speech had been given but would not comment when asked if there had been drinking and dancing.

A spokeswoman confirmed Boris Johnson's former director of communications, James Slack, "gave a farewell speech" to thank colleagues ahead of taking up a new role as deputy editor of the Sun newspaper.

Mr Johnson was not at either gathering as he was spending the weekend at his country estate, Chequers.

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