A Tory MP has resigned as a ministerial aide following allegations reportedly made by a Brazilian male escort.
Mark Menzies quit as a parliamentary private secretary to International Development Minister Alan Duncan following a Sunday Mirror investigation into his personal life.
In a statement the Fylde MP said: "I have decided to resign as a PPS after a series of allegations were made against me in a Sunday newspaper.
"A number of these allegations are not true and I look forward to setting the record straight in due course."
More top news
The heavily pregnant Duchess of Cambridge refused to be put off by bitterly cold winds and snow as she greeted Irish Guards members.
Celebrations are taking place across Northern Ireland to mark St Patrick’s Day.
Police are investigating after an axe attack in Wolverhampton. A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.