News

Live updates

Six arrests after clashes in Glasgow's George Square

Police have arrested six people after trouble between independence and pro-unionist campaigners in Glasgow's George Square.

Officers, some on horses, separated the groups as hundreds flocked to the square following Scotland's No result in the referendum.

Police on horses had to separate rival supporters on Friday night. Credit: Reuters

No campaigners, draped in union flags, let off a flare before singing Rule Britannia.

Reports on social media of a stabbing and that a fire next to the Glasgow Herald offices had been started by protesters proved inaccurate.

Police said the numbers gathered quickly fell by around 1am.

Two Brits missing after hurricane in Mexico

A search is under way for two Britons who have been reported missing at sea after a hurricane in Mexico.

The British nationals were reported missing yesterday aboard a yacht in the Sea of Cortez.

Two Britons are missing off the Mexican coast. Credit: Google Maps

Marines and sailors are said to be involved in a search operation for the Britons.

A Foreign Office spokeswoman told ITV News: "We are in touch with the local authorities and are providing consular assistance to the families at this difficult time."

Hurricane Odile has left Mexico's Baja California Peninsula devastated since last weekend, affecting water and power supplies, and sparking widespread looting.

Advertisement

Labour activists gather for party's annual conference

Labour activists will gather today ahead of the start of the party's annual conference following Scotland's decision to reject independence.

Ed Miliband has arrived in Manchester ahead of his party's annual conference. Credit: PA Wire

Ed Miliband arrived in Manchester as Prime Minister David Cameron announced plans to ensure English MPs were the only politicians allowed to vote on issues that affect England.

But Mr Miliband said he wants a national debate on the issue of constitutional reform.

Any moves to restrict Scottish MPs' votes on English matters could undermine any future Labour Government.

The Labour event is due to begin with a women's conference as Deputy Leader Harriet Harman, shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper and shadow equalities minister Gloria De Piero all address activists.

Duke of Cambridge to visit Malta in place of Duchess

The Duke of Cambridge is set to visit Malta today as the country celebrates the 50th anniversary of their independence.

The Duke of Cambridge will visit Malta in place of his pregnant wife today. Credit: PA Wire

William is taking the place of his pregnant wife Kate who was forced to cancel her first official solo overseas tour due to a severe form of morning sickness.

The couple announced they were expecting their second child earlier this month, and William admitted they had experienced a "tricky few days" as Kate continued to suffer from hyperemesis gravidarum.

The Duke will meet with Malta's president and prime minister, before visiting the national library and watching a historical re-enactment.

He is then expected to give a speech and attend a fireworks display.

Advertisement

Staff and press 'evacuated' from White House after alert

White House staff and journalists are being evacuated from the building after an intruder reportedly entered the grounds of the residence.

Armed Secret Service officials are said to have ordered journalists out of the West Wing after the alert.

NBC News' Chris Jansing tweeted from the scene.

Load more updates Back to top

From our journalists