Theresa May: Syria strikes were in "Britain's national interest"
Theresa May will say military intervention in Syria was in “Britain’s national interest”, as she defends the early-morning bombing raid in a showdown with MPs in parliament. Today, May will apply to the speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, for an emergency debate on the joint British, US and French missile strikes that took place on Saturday in response to the chemical attack that killed at least 70 people. The Tory leader has faced criticism over not consulting parliament before agreeing to the missile strikes.
Woman stabbed to death in Brixton
Police were called to a home in Sudbourne Road, Brixton, on Sunday evening. A woman in her thirties was found with stab wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene, despite the efforts of paramedics. A man in his twenties has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is in custody at a south London police station. It is believed the victim and the man arrested were known to each other.
MPs sign letter urging May to resolve immigration status of Windrush children
Over 140 MPs across all parties have signed a letter expressing concern about the Commonwealth-born, long-term British residents who have been incorrectly identified as illegal immigrants. The letter, written by Labour MP David Lammy, demanded a “swift resolution of this growing crisis” and has been signed by Jeremy Corbyn and the shadow home secretary, Diane Abbott, as well as Conservative MPs Sarah Wollaston and Peter Bottomley. It comes after Downing Street rejected a formal request to discuss the issue last week.
Former FBI chief says Trump is "morally unfit" to be president
James Comey has accused Donald Trump of being “morally unfit” to be president and said that the president treats women like “meat”, in his first television interview in support of his new book, A Higher Loyalty. Comey went on to describe Trump as a “stain” on everyone who worked for him, according to the transcript of a five-hour interview published by ABC and first obtained by The New York Times. Trump fired Comey in May 2017, as Comey was leading an investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election of 2016.
Boy, 16, charged with rape and murder after the body of a 14-year-old girl was found in park
Viktorija Sokolova, 14, was found dead at 7am in Wolverhampton’s West Park on Thursday. A post-mortem examination found the teenage girl had died from a blunt-force trauma to her head. In a statement on Sunday, Viktorija's family paid tribute to her as their "little angel", adding that she made their lives "so colourful and full of meaning". The teenager, from Wolverhampton, who is accused of killing Viktorija is due to appear at Dudley magistrates' court on Monday.
Beyoncé made history this weekend as the first black woman to headline Coachella
Beyoncé headlined Coachella on Saturday night, making history as the first black woman to headline the show. The set, postponed from the year before due to her pregnancy, saw Beyoncé dance with Solange and reunite Destiny's Child, as well as preview this summer's On The Run II tour with a brief cameo from Jay Z. She performed 26 songs in total. “Coachella, thank you for allowing me to be the first black woman to headline,” she said halfway through her set. "Ain’t that ‘bout a bitch?”