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Syria march to begin at midday.

At least 1,000 people are expected to take part in the march to mark three years since the start of the conflict in Syria. The UK Syrian community and their supporters say they will be marching to show their commitment to the cause of freedom in Syria.

The rally will begin at midday at Piccadilly Lane, opposite Hyde Park Corner and will end at Whitehall.


London women in court over Syria funds

Two women from London will appear in court today charged with arranging funds to facilitate terrorism in Syria.

Amal Elwahabi and from north-west London, and Nawal Msaad, from north London have been charged with terrorism offences that are said to have taken place between January 13th and 16th. The women, who are both in their twenties will appear before Westminster Magistrates' today.


British surgeon's sister: PM vowed to help 'get answers'

The sister of the British surgeon Dr Abbas Khan who died in Syria said that the Prime Minister has sent the family letters.

Sara Khan told ITV News that David Cameron said "he is now going to help us get answers but nothing has actually been said as to how they expect to do this and when".

Watch: British surgeon's mother: 'Why did they kill my son?'



Scotland Yard 'actively involved' in British doctor's case

Scotland Yard is to be involved in the post-mortem process surrounding the death of British doctor Abbas Khan, the family's solicitor has said, after his body was flown back to the UK.

Nabeel Sheikh issued a statement which read:

The family are relieved that his body has been repatriated. Dr Khan is being transported by ambulance to the Coroner's Court in Walthamstow for the purposes of a post-mortem.

The Home Office is organising the process but, as a matter of course, Scotland Yard is actively involved given the circumstances surrounding Dr Khan's death are highly suspicious.


Independent post mortem of British surgeon expected

The family of British surgeon Abbas Khan have employed an independent pathologist to oversee the post mortem on his body following his death in a Damascus prison.

Nabeen Sheik, a lawyer for the family said the results of the post mortem were expected tomorrow.

The body of Dr Khan was returned to the UK today.

Watch - British surgeon's mother: 'Why did they kill my son?'


British surgeon's mother: 'Why did they kill my son?'

The mother of a British surgeon has demanded answers after accusing Syria of "killing" her son following his death in a Damascus prison.

The circumstances in which Dr Khan, a 32-year-old orthopaedic surgeon from London, died while in detention in Syria remains in dispute.

Speaking after his body arrived back in the UK Fatima Khan said: "I don't know why they killed my son and I want to ask why. Why on the release date they killed my son, I want answers. They are liars, every ministry is liars in Damascus."

Background: Mother of British doctor accuses Syria of 'killing' her son


Trains on Chiltern line to operate at half speed

A view of a Chiltern Railways sign at High Wycombe rail station, Credit: PA

Chiltern Railways says it has been advised to operate its services between London and Birmingham at half speed tomorrow because of expected high winds.

Network Rail could put in emergency speed restrictions of 50mph in place during the stormy conditions, which are forecast to hit the Midlands tomorrow afternoon.

The train operator is warning passengers to expect severe disruption, and are allowing anyone with pre-booked tickets for Monday 23 December to travel on services today.

It follows a similar move by London Midland, East Midlands, Virgin and Cross Country services.

Read: Stormy rather than snowy on the run up to Christmas

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