This is long overdue. The establishment made a major mistake. It leaves the military covenant in shreds.
The Royal Marine jailed for killing an injured Taliban fighter in Afghanistan has been released from prison.
Alexander Blackman, 42, known as Marine A, had his conviction for murder quashed last month and his sentence changed from life in prison to seven years for manslaughter.
The appeal court accepted the grounds of diminished responsibility as he was suffering from a mental illness, known as adjustment disorder.
It was argued that during his tour of duty in Helmand during 2011 Sergeant Blackman and his men had been overstretched and under resourced.
The former Sergeant has had many supporters campaigning for his release since he was sentenced to prison in 2013.
Look back at the campaign for his release:
A woman was shot and four others arrested (including a 16-year-old boy) in separate counter-terror raids in North London and Kent yesterday evening. It follow an unrelated arrest of a 27 year old man who was armed with several knives was arrested in Whitehall on suspicion of planning a terror attack.
Royal Marine Alexander Blackman, known also as Marine A, who had his sentence reduced for shooting dead an injured Taliban fighter in Afghanistan, has been released from prison overnight. He will be reunited with his wife Claire, who has led his campaign for justice since he was jailed in 2013.
Today there will be a 24-hour walkout by staff on Arriva Rail North in the ongoing dispute over the role of guards. Follows failed talks on plans to make conductors "on-board supervisors" and pass responsibility for opening and closing doors to drivers. The walkout could affect up to 270,000 commuters using the Northern Rail network.
The leaders of the 27 remaining EU countries are gathering in Brussels called together by EC president Donald Tusk to agree on a common position for Brexit negotiations. The final negotiating decision will be finalised in mid-May.
President Trump is going on an executive order frenzy in the final week of his first 100 days. By Friday, Trump will have signed at least 32 executive orders - the most signed in the first 100 days of a new administration since World War II.
This morning we incorrectly stated that TSB was bailed by out by the government in 2008 with a £20.3 billion pound cash injection.
It was in fact the Lloyds Banking Group, which then owned TSB, which received those funds. TSB is now an entirely separate company.
We are happy to make that clarification.
She said 'you make my skin twitch' - because of a piece of cloth
Would you wear a hijab for the day to see if it changed the way people treated you?
A British Muslim vlogger is challenging women to try on the traditional headscarf, so they can see what it's like to be excluded from society, or even abused.
Brave Nilufa Dahlia decided to set the appeal after she was verbally attacked in her local supermarket. The mum of-two was shouted at by a shopper who told her: "You make my skin twitch", after seeing her wearing the cloth headdress. She told us the experience left her feeling "deflated".
I apologise to mugwumps everywhere
Boris Johnson has told Good Morning Britain that he still thinks as much as £350 million a week could go into the NHS when Britain leaves the European Union.
Appearing on this morning's programme to defend comments he made about Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, including calling him a "mutton-headed old mugwump", the Foreign Secretary said with "strong negotiator" Theresa May's leadership, Brexit could lead to "a strong UK and a strong EU".
Let’s Ride is British Cycling’s free recreation programme designed to get people of all ages to dust off their bikes and enjoy getting back in the saddle.
As well as closing down 13 city centres across the UK to motor traffic this summer for a FREE, fun-filled family cycling day out, Let’s Ride offers free guided bike rides, a social media networking tool for like-minded cyclists to organise their own rides as well as women-only guided rides.
For more information click here to visit the Let's Ride website.
It's recommended that you don't leave your dog in solitude for more than four hours at a time - but if you really have to leave your dog at home all day, this is what Dogs Trust recommends.
Newcastle United and West Ham United's grounds have been raided in a fraud investigation, resulting in several arrests. Newcastle's managing director, Lee Charnley, was arrested as part of the investigation, which also saw Chelsea's ground visited by HMRC officials. The tax collector said it deployed 180 officers across the UK and France, and several men working within professional football had been held.
A High Court hearing takes place today into the Government's application to delay publication of its plans to tackle air pollution, citing pre-election rules. Client Earth, a non-profit firm of environmental lawyers, say it's a public health issue, not a political one. Meanwhile, the British Heart Foundation released research yesterday, saying that nanoparticles in air pollution increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Secret files that could contain information about the Orgreave clash between striking miners and police should be examined to assess whether they can be made public, an influential Commons committee has said. A series of intelligence reports and other files relating to the miners' strike, previously held by the now-defunct Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), are categorised as containing "personal sensitive information" and closed until 2066. Home Affairs Select Committee chairwoman Yvette Cooper has written to Home Secretary Amber Rudd, asking her to set up a review of the files to see whether they can be released, with redactions if necessary.
Boris Johnson has stressed the need for strong leadership in "uncertain and unstable times", insisting that only the Tories can provide the security Britons need. In an attempt to draw clear dividing lines with Jeremy Corbyn, the Foreign Secretary hailed Theresa May's commitment to the Trident nuclear deterrent and the Nato military alliance. This morning he joined us, defending his comments calling Corbyn a "mugwump" and revealed he stands by the Leave Campaign's promise to put £350m into the NHS.
Are you leaving your dog home alone today? Well, MP Rebecca Pow, says don't. Its estimated over two million dogs are left in solitude for five hours or more, despite vets advising four should be the limit. In new figures today the Dogs Trust says a dog a day is given up because of separation anxiety. So, what does happen when you leave your dog home alone? GMB investigated and got some tips from an expert.