PM: Congratulations to all same-sex couples getting married today – I wish you every possible happiness for the future #equalmarriage
The Prime Minister David Cameron, who is also the MP for the Oxfordshire constituency of Witney, has extended good wishes to all same-sex couples holding weddings today. The ceremonies can be held after a change in the law on the stroke of midnight on Friday.
The Prime Minister has been defending his Government's response to the flooding crisis sweeping the region. During PMQs at the House of Commons he has been questioned about the Environment Agency, and the looming cuts to its staffing levels.
David Cameron has also reiterated his pledge on money being no object when dealing with problem. He said he did not want homeowners to worry.
The Prime Minister has said that all businesses affected by flooding will get 100% business rate relief. He also referred to his announcement today that farmers would be helped.
PMQs: Speaking to the House of Commons. The Prime MInister has promised that whatever needs to be done to tackle the flooding crisis will be done.
Questioned by the Leader of the Opposition, Ed Miliband MP, The Prime Minister has reiterated that money is no object.
David Cameron has unveiled his long-term plans to secure Britain's future in his recently released New Year's message.
The Prime Minister and Witney MP says the country is 'turning a corner' and the government's plans for 2014 will 'benefit the whole country and secure a better future for everyone.'
Crowds of protesters against government cuts are growing in Kent for the Prime Minister's visit.
David Cameron is opening a London Array windfarm in Margate today, which is expected to be the largest in the world.
Mark Thatcher has expressed thanks for the "warm" messages of support received in the wake of his mother's death.
He said: "These messages often convey personal stories and vignettes of part of the journey of my mother’s life and we are all enormously grateful for the warmth that these messages of convey and they will be a source of encouragement and strength as we face the inevitable days ahead.
"And for that I am most grateful."
Mark Thatcher has paid tribute to his mother and expressed thanks for the messages of support.
My mother was blessed with a long life and a very full one.
However the inevitability or the inevitable conclusion may appear of the recent illness that she suffered, it is no easier for us to bear in what is without doubt a very sad moment.
We have quite simply been overwhelmed by messages of support, condolence of every type from far and wide and I know that my mother would be pleased they have come from people of all walks of life.
Mark Thatcher says his mother would be "humbled" by the presence of The Queen at her funeral.
He added: "I would like to say how enormously proud and equally grateful we are that Her Majesty has agreed to attend the ceremony next week in St Paul’s and I know my mother would be greatly honoured as well as humbled by her presence."