Thousands are expected to march through the streets of London later to protest against austerity.
The Government faces its first big public protest since the election with politicians, union leaders and celebrities expected to join the demonstration.
Organisers say the protest will be the biggest event of its kind for years, with people travelling across the UK to march from the City of London to Westminster, where a rally will be held.
Fire fighters carried stranded cinema goers through a river of water on Victoria Street in central London after a water main burst last night .
The surface of the road was badly damaged when the pipe burst at 6.15pm last night. The Curzon Cinema was flooded, and witnesses reported seeing the road ripped apart and smelling gas in the air.
Fire fighters were on the scene until 9.30pm. Thames Water said the foot wide main was turned off by 10am and that no homes were without water.
From today, motorists in the boroughs of Westminster and Islington who leave their engines idling could be fined. Traffic marshals will be able to hand out £20 fines to drivers who leave the engine running while stuck in traffic.
The policy aims to cut air pollution, which London Mayor Boris Johnson claims is linked to the deaths of thousands of Londoners each year. Traffic marshals will firstly ask drivers to switch their engines off, with fines issued as a last resort.
It's difficult controlling the traffic in London at the best of times. But is this perhaps taking things a step too far? A temporary light has appeared in the grounds of the Houses of Parliament. Why? No one seems to know. There's no traffic in New Palace Yard. Just a solitary traffic light.
A temporary traffic light has been set up in New Palace Yard. There is no traffic in New Palace Yard. http://t.co/AV2TKoH2XK
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Events will be held accross the capital today to commemorative 70 years after the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poand.
Senior politicians and other dignitaries will join survivors for an event at Westminster with another event taking place the Imperial War Museum.
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