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.
Actor Sir John Hurt read a poem by Holocaust survivor Primo Levi during a commemoration ceremony in Central Hall, Westminster today:
Unison said a new offer on NHS pay means that more than 250,000 of the lowest paid workers will get a pay rise of between 2.2% and 5.6% next year.
In Auschwitz in southern Poland - where darkness has fallen but where on this special day a light has been shone on the unspeakable horrors that unfolded here. Some 70 years ago tonight this most notorious of Nazi death camps was liberated.
For more than a million, mainly Jews, it was too late. But some survived this killing factory, and some survive still. 300 returned here for a special service of commemoration. Some were coming back for the first time - but in the dusk here all managed a slow walk along the railway track that delivered them to their ghastly fate .
ITV News Correspondent Paul Davies reports on a day of remembrance:
Rain will work its way from North to South tonight bringing with it colder air.
ITV Weather Presenter Lucy Verasamy reports:
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said that an NHS payrise, offered as a way of averting strike action by health workers, would not cost the taxpayer any more money:
A 'trail of polonium traces' leads directly to the 'door of Vladimir Putin' the barrister representing Alexander Litvinenko's widow has said, referring to the death of the poisoned spy.
The QC told the inquiry, chaired by Sir Robert Owen, that Mr Livtinenko became a "marked man" in 1998 when he attempted to expose a plot by the Russian intelligence service - the FSB - to kill Russian billionnaire Boris Berezovsky.
Chancellor George Osborne refused to say whether he would implement policies to tackle inequality, such as raising taxes on the wealthy, in the next Budget.
In an interview with Business Editor Joel Hills, he admitted that growth had not been entirely balanced, but insisted the gap between rich and poor was getting narrower:
Mr Osborne also said Britain needed a "clear economic plan" due to uncertainties on the international stage.
He mentioned the ongoing issues in the Eurozone and Greece, downgrading of Russian bonds and the dropping price of oil as examples.
Union leaders have cautiously welcomed a new offer from the Government in an ongoing row over pay.
Unison's head of health Christina McAnea said it "isn't a great offer" but that it would consult its members on the new terms.
The GMB amd Unite unions both said they too would consult members on the new offer.
Dr Peter Carter, general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing, said the "breakthrough" was a "positive start, but there is more to be done".