A friend of the former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko and his widow Marina said the coroner's decision was "deeply dismaying", and that it was "upsetting" that Britain had prioritised relations with Russia over the need to hold an open inquest:
It appears the British government is more concerned about the use of chemical weapons in Syria than radioactive weapons being used on the streets of London.
On the other hand, it's an admission by the British government that the Russian state is culpable because otherwise they would not have requested immunity.
That in itself is a partial victory for Marina.
More top news
Further one in eight expect to be aged between 71 and 80 years when they finally stop work, according to survey.
The team behind an irreverent US card game made more than $71,000 by giving people the chance to pay $5 without getting anything in return.
Cuts and rising cost of adult social care will leave councils underfunded, warns Local Government Association.