The news of Nelson Mandela's death may have been long expected owing to his frail health but has still come as a shock to South Africans.
Nelson Mandela's daughter learnt of her father's death while watching the royal premiere of a film chronicling his incredible life.
The Queen and the Prince of Wales are among those who have paid tribute to South Africa's first black president Nelson Mandela who has died at the age of 95.
A hugely experienced Royal Marine who completed tours of Iraq, Afghanistan and Northern Ireland during his military career is facing a life sentence for murder today.
A man will appear in court charged with the attempted murder of two police officers after one was left in hospital with serious gunshot wounds.
The yellow jumpsuit worn by martial arts legend Bruce Lee in his last film, Game Of Death, has sold at a Hong Kong auction for more than £60,000, three times more than expected.
A policewoman who failed to properly investigate a rape allegation and then told the complainant it had been dropped will be sentenced today.
The Duke of Cambridge is to present operational service medals to soldiers who have recently returned from Afghanistan today.
Surgery for knees, hips and eyes is under pressure across the NHS, with evidence of rationing to save money, a report suggests.
Sixteen NHS trusts in England have higher than expected death rates, while some score poorly on at least two indicators relating to patient death, according to a major report.
The Queen has said she i s "deeply saddened" to learn of Nelson Mandela's death, saying the former South African president "worked tirelessly for the good of his country".
Greater loss of life and property was prevented despite "record-breaking" sea levels along the east coast of Britain because of beefed-up defences and flood warnings, the Environment Agency has claimed.