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The prime minister and president Xi discussed Syria and the Salisbury nerve agent attack

Theresa May discusses Syria strikes with China's president Xi

China one of just three members of UN Security Council to vote for resolution condemning the strikes

A large piece on the crashed Hawker Hunter fighter jet is lifted by crane in Shoreham, in 2015

Pilot to face trial over deaths of 11 men in Shoreham air disaster

Andrew Hill's vintage Hawker Hunter jet plunged into traffic on the A27 while trying to execute a loop-the-loop in August 2015

The Queen speaks at the formal opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at Buckingham Palace

Queen endorses Charles to take over as Commonwealth head

Her Majesty tells delegates of her 'sincere wish'

Prince Charles: 'The Commonwealth has been a fundamental feature of my life for as long as I can remember.'

Commonwealth can be a cornerstone for the lives of future generations - Charles

Prince takes prominent role during two-day Commonwealth summit

The liner 'Empire Windrush'

Immigration policy 'almost reminiscent of Nazi Germany'

'A very contested piece of legislation across government departments', says peer

Membership of a customs union is a key Brexit issue

Commons showdown looms as government suffers double defeat on Brexit legislation

'Theresa May must listen to the growing chorus of voices and rethink her approach,' says Shadow Brexit Secretary

Dale Winton, who died on Wednesday

Tributes for TV presenter Dale Winton after death aged 62

Star dies at his home on Wednesday (April 18)

John Mann MP says Ken Livingstone should be expelled from Labour

Labour MP: Jeremy Corbyn should kick Ken Livingstone out of party

Labour MP John Mann MP has told Julia Hartley-Brewer that Jeremy Corbyn should kick Ken Livingstone out of Labour,. and that Jewish people would feel safer as a consequence

Ahmed Alsyed, 20, of west London, was sentenced to four-and-a-half years' imprisonment after pleading guilty to the charges

20 year-old Londoner jailed on terror charges 'planned to join ISIS'

Ahmed Alsyed, 20, of west London, was sentenced to four-and-a-half years' imprisonment


MP argues against 'ridiculous situation'

Information Commissioner's powers must be beefed up, says Damian Collins

Chairman of Commons DCMS Committee said Information Commissioner should have 'the power to go into companies without notice'

The students were sentenced at Stafford Crown Court (stock image)

Students jailed for sexually abusing vulnerable girls

Judge bans all four men from using Snapchat for eight years

The High Court in London, where Tatiana Akhmedova has been granted further orders

Divorce battle woman granted further orders to help recover £453m award

Judge says her efforts had been 'frustrated'

Good news for first-time buyers as property prices are cut

House-sellers slash property prices

Good news for first-time buyers

London Marathon runners can expect hot and humid conditions on Sunday

Warmest April day in decades forecast with temperatures set to hit 28C

A high of 28C would beat the 2001 April high of 27.8C (82F), says Met Office

A strong pound will help those taking holidays outside of the Eurozone this summer

Holidaymakers heading abroad will 'see cash go further this year'

Holidaymakers heading overseas could benefit from a cash bonus due to the strengthening of sterling

Muhammad Gamoota claimed to live in the tower in an attempt to get money from a victims' fund

Business student in court accused of bogus Grenfell Tower Victim Fund claim

Muhammad Gamoota, 31, said he lived on the 24th floor of the tower with his father to get his hands on money from a victims' fund

Chartered aeronautical engineer Guy Gratton says plane window decompression is rare but can be deadly

Death of passenger shows dangers of damaged plane windows

Chartered aeronautical engineer Guy Gratton said plane windows are thick and strong but "like anything else, they're capable of being broken"

Features and opinion

Debbie Abrahams: The Labour MP embroiled in a row with the party

This Labour MP has been suspended - and no-one seems to know why

Labour claims Debbie Abrahams stepped down as shadow work and pensions secretary, but she says otherwise

Theresa May, seen here meeting a senior Saudi delegation at the G20 summit in 2016, is due to host the Saudi Crown Prince this week

'Sorry Theresa May, you can't kid us about the Saudi visit'

Andrew Smith, of the Campaign Against Arms Trade, tells us why he'll be protesting the visit of the Saudi Crown Prince

The Oscars has long been a platform for political statements

Oscars: The heaviest political statements ever made

From acceptance speeches to outfits, it seems almost every idea has been tried to make a political statement

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The retired US Marine appeared in around 60 films, often in military-related roles

Full Metal Jacket sergeant actor R Lee Ermey dies

Ermey, best known for his role as the terrfying Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, passed away from pneumonia-related complications

The Mother of All Talk Shows with George Galloway: April 6

The Mother of All Talk Shows with George Galloway: April 6

George Galloway discussed the Russian spy poisoning and violence in London

'You should have seen their faces when they pulled me out and realised I was that guy from the jungle'

Iain Lee: I’m 12ft down a well, thinking ‘is this really a 999 call?’

Iain Lee has recounted the extraordinary story of how he had to be rescued from falling down a well yesterday

The Independent Republic of Mike Graham, April 3: Michael Gove, Jeremy Corbyn and Manchester Arena

The Independent Republic of Mike Graham: April 3

MG and KP heard Michael Gove's views on Jeremy Corbyn

Martin Freeman reveals his jealously, first crush and what he's most proud of

Martin Freeman's seven deadly sins

The actor joined Jamie East on pride, envy, jealousy and the rest...

The Yasmeen Khan Show: March 24

The Yasmeen Khan Show: March 24

Yasmeen hears about life-after-death experiences and is also joined by chef Giancarlo Caldesi and actor Joe McGann

Funny stuff

The Beano's Mike Stirling listed alleged infringements of the comic's copyright including Walter's hair parting, round glasses, spotty ties and vintage apparel

Beano comic asks Rees-Mogg to 'cease and desist' from copying Walter the Softy

Beano Studios has written to the Conservative MP, warning that his distinctive style is a rip-off of Walter

Caller Tim told Iain a rather creepy story

Iain Lee hears a spooky story

Caller Tim tells Iain about a rather spooky encounter at a lake

Jamie told a rather funny story involving Alex Ferguson and Rio Ferdinand

Jamie East on how he once got mixed up with Rio Ferdinand

The story involves the former Manchester United manager, a New York restaurant, Rio Ferdinand and the paparazzi.

Hooper's team had an explanation for both 'offences'

London police officer 'stole colleague's biscuits and used car siren to speed'

Thomas Hooper stood accused of taking colleague's biscuits from storage cupboard and using police siren to speed