Thousands of people are gathering at events worldwide to remember the Holocaust - exactly 70 years after the liberation of the Nazis' Auschwitz death camp. The UK government is to contribute £50m towards a new Holocaust memorial and an education centre.
After years of talk and anticipation, it seems the likes of Mr Tickle, Mr Bump and Little Miss Chatterbox will now grace the silver screen.
Fox Animation, the studio behind Ice Age and Rio, has signed a deal to make a film version starring the Mr Men and Little Miss characters.
No director or writer has been announced, but we do know it will be produced by Shawn Levy, who was behind the Night At The Museum series.
The books, created by Roger Hargreaves first went into print in 1971.
But they have not lost any of their popularity, with one being sold somewhere in the world every 2.5 seconds.
Two men have been charged with the murder of missing Coventry mother Nicola Payne, who disappeared 23 years ago.
West Midlands Police said the charges "follow months of extensive enquiries."
Timeline of events
- Nicola goes missing on 14th December 1991 after leaving her boyfriend's house. A number of police searches come to nothing.
- 2007: Detectives re-examine the case with Nicola's parents making a fresh appeal for information.
- 2012: Investigation reopened after new information comes to light
- 2013: Police announced a forensic breakthrough and arrest two men later released on bail.
- A three-day search of woodland at Coombe Abbey Park near Coventry uncovers "items of interest"
- Today: Two men arrested in 2013 are charged with Nicola's abduction and murder
Nigel Barwell, 51, of Copperas Street, and Thomas O'Reilly, 50, of Ribble Road will appear before magistrates tomorrow, charged with her murder.
A 52-year-old year old woman, originally arrested in December 2013 on suspicion of perverting the course of justice and later bailed, has since been released without charge.
The family of murdered schoolgirl Alice Gross say they do not want her death to be 'hijacked' by anti-immigration groups.
Alice's parents Jose Gross and Rosalind Hodgkiss say they need to know what the authorities knew about convicted killer Arnis Zalkalns, and hope an inquest will look at the wider circumstances surrounding her death.
The family has asked civil rights group Liberty to represent them at her inquest.
Emma Norton, a legal officer from the organisation said 'The family is aware that this is a sensitive and difficult subject, and is concerned to ensure that it is not hijacked by groups with an anti-immigration agenda.
The family believe in freedom of movement and human rights. That is why they approached Liberty and asked us to help them.'
Planned strikes by health workers in England and Northern Ireland have been suspended, unions announced today.
It follows new offers made to union leaders in talks with the Department of Health, which are believed to include:
- A consolidated 1% payment for staff up to senior level
- An additional £200 consolidated payment for lower paid staff
- Abolition of the first point on the pay scale, and the second raised to £15,100.
The industrial action had been planned for Thursday and next month in a row over pay.
The party leaders have spent today doing what is referred to in politics as "punching the bruise" - repeating their key election messages again and again to ensure it reaches the widest possible audience.
It's something you will see more of as we approach the general election, says ITV News Political Correspondent Carl Dinnen:
The Football Association are set to throw their support behind Jordanian Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein in the Fifa presidency race.
Greg Dyke is understood to have offered support to the reformist Prince Ali, who will aim to oust Sepp Blatter.
It is expected that the FA will formally announce the decision after an upcoming board meeting.
Dutch FA president Michael van Praag - a strong Blatter critic - will also stand, but as he already has the minimum five supporting votes, the FA feel the more reformist candidates who run, the better.