Stargazers could soon be flocking to a remote corner of England that will today get official recognition for the quality of its night sky.
Jobseeker who said she took heroin instead of looking for work claims her joke application was signed off by staff, according to report.
Passengers were left stranded today when a glitch at an air traffic control centre caused chaos at airports across the UK and Ireland.
When asked what his defence to the charge of murder is, Michael Adebolajo said:
I'm a soldier. I'm a soldier of Allah and I understand that some people might not recognise this because we do not wear fatigues and we do not go to the Brecon Beacons and train and this sort of thing. But we are still soldiers in the sight of Allah as a mujahid.
This is all that matters, if Allah considers me a soldier, then I am a soldier.
Adebolajo said he does not regret what happened to Fusilier Rigby:
I will never regret obeying the command of Allah. That is all I can say. I'm a mujahid, I'm a soldier, I'm doing what Allah commands me to do. I can't do anything else.
Michael Adebolajo told the court that his experience being treated in hospital after the events near Woolwich Arsenal affirmed his view that "we have the best nurses on the planet".
"They show so much kindness to me while I was handcuffed to my bed," he said. "In Islam we respect this, but we don't respect oppressors."
He also said he had "nothing but admiration" for the firearms officers who applied first aid after he was shot.
Michael Adebolajo said he handed a letter to an eyewitness of the attack in Woolwich to make it clear that the events happened "for one reason and one reason only - that's foreign policy".
He told the court: "The life of this one soldier might save the lives of many, many people, not just from Muslim lands but from this country."
Adebolajo said he asked people at the scene at Woolwich Barracks to film him to "make it clear to everybody why the soldier lost his life" and "how this can be avoided in the future".
Michael Adebolajo told the jury that he and his co-defendant Michael Adebowale prayed to Allah before the attack that they would attack a soldier and not a civilian:
– michael adobolajo
To be 100 percent, I don't believe there's a way to know 100 percent that was a soldier, however there were some steps that we took.
For example before we started out on that day and the night previous to that I started worshipping Allah and begging him that ... we strike a soldier and a soldier only.
Adebolajo: "I am simply saying I am a soldier and this is a war."
An Air Traffic control company said it would be "to everyone's benefit" if aviation regulators held an inquiry following Saturday's major disruption to flights.
Nats has already started its own inquiry into the events when an internal telephone system problem at the company's Hampshire headquarters led to flight delays and cancellations.
Saying he deeply regretted the disruption, Nats chief executive Richad Deakin said the best way forward was an investigation by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) into "the level of contingency and resilience in UK airspace".
He says I killed a soldier but I never wanted to intimidate people. Our purpose isn't to cause fear & harm.
Woolwich defendant Michael Adebolajo has told the court that he prayed before the attack near Woolwich Arsenal last May that he would only strike a soldier.
Adebolajo says he stayed up praying to Allah to make mission a success & strike only a soldier.
Adebolajo says he gave woman at scene letter so people could see only reason it happened was because of foreign policy.
Adebolajo on Al Qaeda "I love them, they are my brothers."
Adebolajo says he didn't grow up thinking he'd kill a soldier but when he became Mujahid thought it likely.
When asked about his attitude to people in authority, Michael Adebolajo told the court: "Generally speaking, I don't get along with them, generally. In most instances I don't get along with authority, except for my mother and my father."
As ground rules were set out for his giving evidence, including not speaking over the judge, he said: "I don't believe in the law."