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.
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".
A barrister representing Alexander Litvinenko's widow has said that the Russian president Vladimir Putin should be unmasked as "nothing more than a common criminal dressed as a head of state" by a public inquiry into the death of the poisoned spy.
On the first day of the long-awaited hearing, Ben Emmerson QC, for Marina Litvinenko, said the murder of the Russian spy turned political campaigner was an "act of nuclear terrorism on the streets of a major city".
Held in the Royal Courts of Justice, the inquiry heard that Mr Litvinenko, affectionately known as Sasha, may have been poisoned "not once but twice" with radioactive polonium-210.
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.'