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Tower of London lit up green to celebrate Irish state visit

The Tower of London has been lit up green this evening as a tribute to the state visit of Ireland's President, Michael Higgins.

President Higgins has today met the Queen, addressed Parliament and spoken at a state banquet at Windsor Castle.

Reports: Burglary at the Tower of London

The Tower of London Credit: Ian Nicholson/PA

The Sun reports that on bonfire night a man managed to break in to the Tower of London and steal a set of keys.

The paper says that despite a man being spotted guards were unable to move from their posts and had to radio for help. No-one was caught.

The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that there has been an allegation of theft from the Tower and that they have launched an investigation.

Two Yeoman Warders - or Beefeaters who traditionally guard the Tower of London Credit: Katie Collins/PA Wire