Nick Clegg has said the Lib Dem MP for Portsmouth South could be suspended from the party over "very serious" allegations of sexual assault.
The latest chapter in the history of Henry VIII's flagship, built more than 500 years ago, will see the opening of the new Mary Rose Museum.
A Portsmouth-based Royal Navy minehunter HMS Ledbury is setting sail for a four-month NATO mission in the Mediterranean.
“Following Mike Hancock’s receipt of legal papers in a High Court civil action, Nick Clegg asked the Chief Whip to convene an urgent meeting under the disciplinary procedures of the parliamentary party between Nick Clegg, Simon Hughes, the Chief Whip and Mike Hancock.
"This meeting will take place in Westminster on Monday afternoon.
“Mike Hancock strenuously denies the accusations. We are not pre-judging the outcome of the case, but given the seriousness of the allegations, Nick Clegg has instructed the Chief Whip to invoke the disciplinary procedures of the party.
The Mike Hancock disciplinary meeting will be Monday afternoon at Westminster.
Click video. Rear Admiral John Lippiett, Chief Executive of the Mary Rose Trust, describes the importance of the entire project.
A wreath has been laid at the spot where the Tudor warship, the Mary Rose, sank in The Solent nearly 500 years ago. It marks the opening day of a new museum in Portsmouth dedicated to the ship and the 380 soldiers and crew who lost their lives fighting the French in 1545.
The new museum, which opens to the public tomorrow reunites the wreck of the Mary Rose with thousands of its artefacts.
The Mary Rose was on her way to fight the French in 1545 when she capsized in the Solent. Martin Dowse has been looking at the ships's unique place in history - and he paints a picture of Tudor life in the South of England.
Until now the timbers of the Mary Rose were sprayed with water to keep them from rotting. But she's being dried out and is now on display along with 19,000 artefacts found with her. Simon Parkin has been looking around her new home in Portsmouth.
Video of this morning's memorial service at the Mary Rose wreck site in the Solent.
Nick Clegg is in Kent today encouraging parents of toddlers to check if they can get free childcare.
From this September, the Government says 15 hours of free childcare a week will be made available to 3,100 two year olds from lower income backgrounds across the county.
The Deputy Prime Minister met parents, staff and children at the Bright Beginnings Nursery, Gravesend.
He said: “High quality early learning can make a huge difference to children at the start of their lives. By getting things right from the off, they are much more likely to be ready when they start school.
“I want to make sure no child in Kent loses out. I’m determined to help parents with young children and this is just a part of a wide range of measures, including £1,200 off childcare bills for working families and and allowing parents to share maternity leave for the first time from 2015.”
Parents can find out if their child is eligible by contacting either their local nursery provider or their local authority.
Places will initially be targeted on children from households which meet the eligibility criteria for Free School Meals and those who are looked after by their local authority.