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Queen to lay flowers to honour Sir Winston Churchill

The Queen will lay flowers on a memorial stone in honour of Sir Winston Churchill during a private ceremony at Westminster Abbey this evening.

The memorial stone is made from green marble and lies just inside the west entrance to the Abbey, near the grave of the Unknown Soldier.

It was dedicated by the Queen on 19th September 1965.

Police investigating Roy Keane 'road rage' incident

Police are investigating an alleged road rage incident involving former Manchester United captain Roy Keane.

Roy Keane Credit: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Keane, 43, is believed to have got into an altercation with a taxi driver in Altrincham town centre.

At 11.30am, police were called to Ashley Road, Altrincham, to a report that a man had behaved aggressively towards another man. An investigation is under way to establish the exact circumstances surrounding the incident.

– Greater Manchester Police spokesperson


Mitt Romney will not run for US presidency in 2016

Former US Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will not run for president in 2016.

Romney has lost some of his supporters to rival candidates Credit: Reuters

Romney's announcement comes just three weeks after he unexpectedly revealed he was considering a third shot at the White House. The former Massachusetts governor had told a small group of former donors in New York he was thinking about running again.

However, he then discovered that a number of his previous supporters had jumped ship to former Florida governor Jeb Bush.

Romney's exit from the campaign benefits the other favourites of the party's establishment wing including Bush, New Jersey Gov Chris Christie, Florida Sen Marco Rubio and Wisconsin Gov Scott Walker.

Police find body in lake at Dorset nature reserve

Ham Common, near Poole, is marked top right, above where Henderson was last seen in Corfe Castle Credit: Google Maps

Police have found what they believe to be the body of Samantha Henderson, 25, in a lake in Ham Common.

The local nature reserve, which has been cordoned off, is approximately 12 miles (20km) by road from her home in Corfe Castle, Dorset.

Chris Evans undergoing tests for prostate cancer

Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans has told listeners he is "in the middle of the tests" for prostate cancer.

Radio 2 breakfast show host Chris Evans Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

The presenter talked about it after former Small Faces and The Who drummer Kenney Jones, who himself survived prostate cancer, appeared on his breakfast show in support of a charity campaign.

Evans told listeners: "I've got to say I'm in the middle of a prostate issue right now."

He said he had gone to see a doctor after he couldn't stop peeing, and that he scared himself "half to death" when he researched the subject on the internet.

Evans said he used to be "scared" of medical tests but added he had "completely changed my tune on this the last couple of years".


Mixed reaction to release of apartheid death-squad leader

There has been a mixed reaction to the decision to free Eugene de Kock within South Africa.

Eugene de Kock has spent 20 years behind bars in South Africa Credit: Reuters

De Kock was sentenced to 212 years in prison in 1994 after being convicted on charges ranging from murder and attempted murder to kidnapping and fraud.

Some South Africans are still angry at the atrocities he committed.

He is not supposed to be freed. The atrocities he did to our people were very bad.

– Aniel Motlhake

Others believe there has to come a time when forgiveness is the only way forward. A taxi driver in Johannesburg told Reuters:

There are some of our black brothers that killed a lot of white people and also white people that killed. At some point we need to forgive one another.

– Joseph Dlamini
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Body 'thought to be Samantha Henderson'

Police, searching for the body of Samantha Henderson, disscovered a body in the lake at Ham Common.

The body is thought to be that of mother-of-four Samantha. Her next of kin have been informed.

The scene remains cordoned off while forensic investigators carry out their examinations. The search, off the A351 near Corfe Castle, is still ongoing.

Body found in search for Dorset mother-of-four

Police searching for missing mother-of-four Samantha Henderson, 25, have found a body in a lake, Dorset Police said.

A police statement said the body has not been formally identified, but is thought to be that of Miss Henderson. Her next of kin have been informed.

Miss Henderson, of Halves Cottages, was reported missing on the morning of 22nd January 2015.

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