Our Political Correspondent reflects on a day in which he (and other members of the media) came close to tennis star Andy Murray
The Conservatives remain in control in Dorset despite some success for UKIP
There are calls for Councillor Collin Brewer to resign after he said that disabled children should be put down.
The Metropolitan Police had said they pulled a woman from the water after MP Stephen Gilbert claimed he rescued her:
"At 1950 the marine policing unit responded to reports of a woman in the River Thames near Westminster Bridge. They recovered her from the water and took her to hospital. Next of kin have been informed," the force said in a statement.
Politicians have congratulated Stephen Gilbert MP, in response to his tweet about how he helped rescue a woman from the Thames near the House of Commons.
@stephen_gilbert well done!
@stephen_gilbert what a horrible experience but thank goodness you were there.
On his Twitter Account, the politician said he threw a life-buoy to the woman who was then rescued.
Stephen Gilbert, the MP for St Austell & Newquay has received praise over Twitter in response to his tweet about how he helped rescue a woman from the Thames by throwing her a life-buoy.
@stephen_gilbert wooooah, good on you! glad she's been rescued
@stephen_gilbert Hope both of you OK, but seriously well done on your quick-thinking, too.
The MP tweeted: "shaken after seeing a body float past House of Commons terrace - she moved, I threw a life-buoy and she's now been rescued! #Result"
shaken after seeing a body float past House of Commons terrace - she moved, I threw a life-buoy and she's now been rescued! #Result
A Greenpeace activist from North Devon is due to appear in court in Russia this morning charged with piracy following a protest at an oil rig.
Alexandra Harris is among 30 people being held. Two other people from Devon, Iain Rogers and Kieron Bryan, also remain in custody.
Family members of all the West Country Greenpeace captives being held in Russia have travelled to London to meet with Foreign Office officials
Three people - two men and one woman - from Devon are being held in the country, along with 27 others, following a protest against oil drilling in the Arctic. Russian investigators have charged them with piracy.
Cliff Harris is the father of Alexandra Harris from Exeter, who's one of the people being held. He says she is being very brave.
The West Cornwall MP will meet the Communities minister in London this afternoon to discuss the future of the Cornish language.
Andrew George is a fluent speaker, and was the first MP to speak Cornish in the House of Commons.
He wants to help to revive the minority language.
The MP for South West Devon will find out later today whether he's to become Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons.
Gary Streeter, who's been outlining why he wants the job, is one of seven Conservative MPs standing for the post.
The person chosen, in a ballot of fellow MPs, will preside over Parliamentary sittings.
A man from North Devon who was filming a Greenpeace protest in the arctic has been told he'll have to stay in jail in Russia ahead of his trial.
Kieron Bryan was on board the Arctic Sunrise when it was involved in the protest. Today Mr Bryan's family told us they want their son released immediately. Richard Lawrence reports.
The parents of a man from Devon who was arrested after a Greenpeace protest in the Arctic have spoken about their fears and frustrations after he was denied bail.
Andy & Ann Bryan were talking about their son Kieron who is being detained by authorities in Russia. He had his appeal turned down this morning.
The appeal was based on the fact that Mr Bryan is a journalist, and not an activist.