Addressing the Netherlands on television and radio Queen Beatrix has said she will abdicate the throne in favour of her eldest son Prince Willem-Alexander.
Crown Prince Willem-Alexander will become the King of the Netherlands on 30th April she said, adding that she considered he was ready for the role.
More top news
A Labour MP has accused aides to Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell of a 'violation of privacy, security and confidentiality'.
Hate crime offenders face being slapped with tougher sentences after a surge in reports of abuse and attacks following the EU referendum.
Despite the sunshine in short supply in the places the next few days - it stays warm and a little humid and close in places.