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President of the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust and survivor Ben Helfgott today lit a candle in memory of the Holocaust's victims.
Thousands of people are expected to arrive at London's Hyde Park today, at an event aimed at tackling global hunger. Bill Gates and Danny Boyle will address the protest rally which coincides with a meeting hosted by David Cameron and intending to drum up billions of pounds for the cause.
The lobby group "Enough Food For Everyone If" pledged to involve the public in a 'visual petition' of 250,000 spinning flowers, featuring two million petals to represent the two million children who die because of malnutrition each year.
Triple gold-medal winning paralympic equestrian Sophie Christiansen has been awarded her OBE by Prince Charles. She said the award would take pride of place with her gold medals.
"I like to look at my medals and for them to be out for everyone to see, particularly young kids," she said. "I have found that for people to be able to touch and see a Paralympic gold medal is a really special thing so I make sure that I take it in to schools for children to see.
"The slogan for the Games was to inspire a generation and trying to do that is an important part of the legacy."Christiansen said she was not nervous when collecting her latest award because being involved in sport has made her more and more confident over the years.
Prince Charles recognised Laura Trott as he presented the 21 year old with her OBE, saying the athletes had done "really good" work at the London 2012 Games. He asked her if she had to watch what she ate. Trott, still smiling, replied: "No I ate Maltesers."
She said she was nervous but excited about the day, "there is no pressure in this and I got to see my mum Glenda getting ready to go to Buckingham Palace which is not the sort of thing that happens every day." Laura began cycling with her mother, who took up the sport to lose weight.
Trott, 21, made a stunning Olympic debut at the London 2012 Games where she rode away to gold in the omnium and team pursuit.
The dominance of the world-beating trio of Trott, Dani King and Joanna Rowsell, has seen them break the record six consecutive times in the team pursuit.
A nervous but excited Laura Trott collected her OBE at Buckingham Palace today and said "I do not really feel I should be here. All I do is ride a bike."
After picking up her award from the Prince of Wales, the double Olympic cycling champion said: "I was talking to a soldier who was being honoured and thought maybe I do not deserve this because all I do is ride a bike - that is my day job. I love it but this is so amazing.
Richard Whitehead will be made an MBE today. The double leg amputee's late surge to win the T42 200m sprint was one of the enduring images of the Paralympic Games.
Equestrian Sophie Christiansen, 25, becomes an OBE today.
Christiansen, who was born with cerebral palsy, won the team, individual and freestyle golds at her third Paralympic Games.
She previously won two golds and a silver at Beijing in 2008 and a bronze in Athens in 2004, and was made an MBE in 2009.
Cyclist Laura Trott will be made an OBE for services to her sport following her exploits in the velodrome last summer, when she won two gold medals at her first Olympics.
The 21-year-old, who was born with a collapsed lung and only took up sport on the advice of doctors, repeatedly smashed the world record on the way to the team pursuit title alongside Dani King and Joanna Rowsell, before standing atop the podium again after winning the Omnium two days later.
A host of Olympic and Paralympic stars who set London's games alight last year will receive honours at Buckingham Palace today in recognition of their achievements.
A 28-year-old man has died in a climbing accident in California.
Felix Kiernan was hit by a rock dislodged by his climbing partner as they scaled El Capitan in Yosemite National Park in California.
Friends at his climbing club have said they're sad to lose "someone so young, with so much unfulfilled potential".
Rags Martel reports.
A London man has been killed in a rock climbing accident in Yosemite National Park, California.
Felix Joseph Kiernan, 28, from London, was climbing on the East Buttress of El Capitan, a popular climbing route in Yosemite Valley, when he was struck by a rock at around 2.00pm on Sunday.
Mr Kiernan was about 600 feet (180m) up the route when a loose block was dislodged by his climbing partner.
The block, estimated to be one foot (0.3m) by two feet (0.6m), fell approximately 150 feet (45m) before striking Mr Kiernan and causing fatal injuries.