Primate braced for gay marriage row
THE new Archbishop of Canterbury is ready to reveal he believes that marriage should be between a man and a woman, it emerged.
Ahead of the first parliamentary vote on the reforms, the Rt Rev Justin Welby is prepared to face questions about the highly divisive issue.
Tories have been plunged into deep unrest by the proposals, which David Cameron has personally championed.
Karzai questions drawdown motives
AFGHAN president Hamid Karzai has questioned the motives of Western forces ending their mission in his country as he prepares to resume talks with David Cameron.
The Prime Minister is hosting in-depth discussions at Chequers aimed at securing closer ties between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
President Karzai raised the prospect of forces being drawn down because international leaders had realised the mission was mistaken.
One-eyed man in police murder trial
ONE-EYED Dale Cregan will go on trial today accused of the murder of two police officers.
Cregan, 29, is also charged with the murder of father and son David and Mark Short in the months before killing policewomen Nicola Hughes, 23, and Fiona Bone, 32 in a gun and grenade attack.
Cregan will appear in the dock alongside nine other defendants at Court 1 at Preston Crown Court amid high security.
Palace knifeman to appear in court
A MAN will appear in court today after he was Tasered outside Buckingham Palace when he held a knife to his neck.
Talhat Rehman, 54, of Lindsay Drive, Harrow, was seen ranting and shouting and pressed a second six-inch knife to his chest while holding a set of beads, before a policeman shot him with the Taser.
He will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates Court charged with two counts of possessing a bladed weapon in public and one of affray, Scotland Yard said.
Police ‘used dead children’s ID’
UNDERCOVER police officers working for Britain’s largest force used the identities of dead children and issued fake passports in their names, it was reported.
The Metropolitan Police authorised the practice for covert officers infiltrating protest groups without consulting or informing the children’s parents, the Guardian reported.
Over three decades generations of officers went through national birth and death records in search of suitable matches, the newspaper said.