A senior Met Police officer has been moved from his role following the publication of a report into Stephen Lawrence's murder investigation.
Moorland residents count the cost of the floods to now face an impossible dilemma between abandoning their homes or risk costly renovations.
A report on level crossing safety has said Network Rail admitted its behaviour towards bereaved families "has been appalling".
English strawberries have gone on sale in supermarkets after the very wet but mild winter helped them ripen early.
Waitrose confirmed it has native strawberries in selected stores in time for what is predicted to be the hottest day of the year tomorrow, with temperatures reaching 18C in some parts of Britain, a week earlier than last year.
Raising the personal income tax allowance to £12,500 will be a key Liberal Democrat demand in any coalition talks after the 2015 election, the senior minister who will lead the party's negotiating team will say today.
Treasury Chief Secretary Danny Alexander will confirm that increasing the threshold will be written into the party's manifesto for the contest, and a rise of at least £500 - giving a tax cut of £100 - would be earmarked for the first Budget or Autumn Statement after the election.
The Lib Dems have made raising the point at which people start paying income tax to £10,000 a priority in Government, and Mr Alexander indicated pressure was mounting for George Osborne to signal a further rise to £10,500 in this month's Budget.
The Lib Dems opened their spring conference tonight with an all-out attack on their coalition partners over Europe
Business Secretary Vince Cable said David Cameron's committment to an in-out referendum threatened the economy.
There will be a slow start in the morning with cloudy skies.
Scotland and Northern Ireland will be very windy and wet and patchy rain will seep into the north-west of England and Wales before easing.
But in the afternoon it will cheer up with brighter skies developing. There will be plenty of sunshine for most, with many places staying mild.
Highs will reach 16c or 17c in the south. Elsewhere temperatures will remain above average for the time of year.
On Sunday, temperatures will possibly peak nearer 18c across the south-east making it warmer than some spots of the Mediterranean.
An undercover officer who allegedly "spied" on the Lawrence family disclosed details concerning the separation of Stephen Lawrence's mother and father, Doreen and Neville.
The officer - known as N81 - reportedly "touched on personal details" concerning the family to the Special Demonstrations Squad (SDS) during the 1998 inquiry into Stephen Lawrence's death, according to the Ellison report.
Neville Lawrence labelled the claims as "disgusting", telling the Daily Mail: "It's unbelievable. They have mocked everything we have done, telling us to our faces that they are listening and things will change, and all the time laughing behind our backs.
"I think they are actually worse than criminals because these officers get paid with taxpayers' money for what they do."
Barry Jones, 41, and Michelle King, 29,are due to appear at Blackpool Magistrates Court tomorrow after being charged over the death of a two-year-old girl.
A man and a woman have been charged in connection with the death of a two-year-old girl in Blackpool.
Barry Jones, 41, and Michelle King, 29, have both been charged with causing or allowing the death of a child by means of an unlawful act.
An ambulance was called to an address in Blackpool where Sophie Jones had been taken ill. She later died in hospital.
Toxicology tests have confirmed that she had ingested methadone, but the cause of her death has not been confirmed.
The head of the Metropolitan Police said it is vital police take action on the allegations resulting from the Ellison report into Stephen Lawrence's murder investigation.
The report concluded that a "police spy" had been working within the Lawrence family camp and that one of the officers in the original murder investigation may have acted corruptly.
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said: "This sort of allegation shocks me, it shocks my colleagues and it clearly shocked the public so it is vital that we take it seriously and do something about it."