Half a million people are expected to join a pro-democracy march in Hong Kong today in protest at the Chinese government.
The dispute intensified in recent days after almost 800,000 people voted in an unofficial referendum on Hong Kong's political future, much to the chagrin of the Beijing authorities.
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An independent investigation has begun into finances at taxpayer-funded Broadmoor Hospital.
While the economy has shown signs of improving, the number of UK companies issuing profit warnings has hit a six-year high, research shows.
The Child Support Agency has collected £1.2 billion in maintenance over the past year, with £330 million coming direct from pay packets.