Hundreds of protesters gathered at Westminster today in support of a Gurkha who's been on hunger-strike for 13 days. Gyanraj Rai is demanding that 25,000 Gurkha veterans are given the same pension rights as their British comrades.
Meanwhile, a teenage boy from Kent has launched a Government e-petition in support of the hunger striker. John Ryall reports.
He's just 13 years old but a remarkable schoolboy from Kent has begun a campaign to save a Gurkha veteran on hunger strike over pension rights. George Taylor has visited Gyanraj Rai near Downing Street - hoping to talk him out of his protest.
The former soldier wants the rules changed that prevent some Gurkhas receiving the same pensions as their British counterparts. It's part of a long-running campaign for equal rights. John Ryall has our exclusive report.
The convoy is part of the 20th Ace Café Reunion event and tens of thousands of motorcyclists are expected to attend. They travel along the anti-clockwise M25 between junction 16 and 7, the southbound M23 and the southbound A23.
Ben Wates, from the emergency planning team at the Highways Agency which is responsible for motorways and major trunk roads, said:
We are asking road users to plan their journeys and allow extra time as we are expecting the M25, M23 and A23 to be busier than normal. Highways Agency Traffic Officers at the regional control centre at Godstone will be monitoring traffic conditions and working to keep traffic flowing.
At a special ceremony in Downing Street, the Prime Minister presented the Arctic Star medal - or the Bomber Command clasp. But Arctic veteran Alec Penstone from the Isle of Wight, is 'sore' because he was not invited to the ceremony.