Call to drop charges for store protest
Pressure is mounting for prosecutors to drop charges against of members of the anti-cuts group, UK Uncut, who occupied the Fortnum & Mason department store in March. MORE
Police warning over Orange parades
Police warned that they will show zero tolerance towards sectarian behaviour during Glasgow’s main Orange Order parade today, following heightened tensions between Celtic and Rangers fans. MORE
Record number of marchers defy Assad
The Syrian regime looked increasingly isolated as hundreds of thousands of protesters joined in some of the largest rallies of the uprising, despite an attempt by President Assad to reach out to opponents. MORE
Stars celebrate at Kate Moss marriage
Kate Moss married her boyfriend Jamie Hince yesterday in the Oxfordshire village of Southrop. It marked the beginning of star-studded celebrations at the supermodel’s Cotswolds mansion. MORE
Duncan Smith’s jobs plea under fire
Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith came under fire yesterday for urging employers to give jobs to young Britons instead of migrant workers. Critics said firms risked discrimination claims. MORE
Smokers heed new cigarette warnings
US cigarette warning labels may be having an effect before being printed on packets. Calls to the Quit Now phone line passed 4,800 on the day warning labels were released to the media, versus the usual 2,000 calls.
Countryside draws 2.5bn visits a year
Almost 2.5 billion visits were made to the English countryside, coast and open spaces last year, according to research by government agency Natural England. It surveyed 46,000 English people.
Pair in court for Lawrence murder
Two men appeared in court yesterday accused of the murder of black teenager Stephen Lawrence in 1993. Gary Dobson, 36, and David Norris, 34, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Chavez tells nation he has cancer
Venezuela was on the brink of political chaos after President Hugo Chavez admitted in a televised address that he has cancer. Mr Chavez has been treated in Cuba for three weeks. MORE
Author says sorry over ‘posh deaths’
A journalist and author has had to apologise after saying on Twitter that she smiled when she saw that three UK men who died on gapyear trips in Thailand were posh.
Split up in 48 hours at Heartbreak Hotel
A Dutch agency called “Heartbreak Hotel” is offering couples a 48-hour divorce service. Spouses pay €2,500 (£2,257) and experts finalise their separation to the last detail. MOREReuse content