US vice-president Joe Biden continued his show of support for Ukraine's new leaders today, meeting interim president Arseniy Yatsenyuk in Kiev, promising funds and warning Russia to "stop talking and start acting". Funerals will be held today for three men shot during a raid on a checkpoint in the east of the country.
MAN UNITED SACK DAVID MOYES
Manchester United manager David Moyes has left the club after losing to Everton on Sunday. The 50-year-old Scot, who replaced Alex Ferguson last summer, has failed to impress this season with the club seventh in the table and out of the Champions League for the first time in almost 20 years. Ryan Giggs has been announced as interim replacement.
UKIP DEFENDS ‘RACIST’ POSTER CAMPAIGN
Ukip’s Nigel Farage has defended as “hard-hitting” a poster campaign condemned by one Labour MP as “racist”. The posters, to be launched today in Sheffield ahead of EU elections on 22 May, include one with the legend: “26 million people in Europe are looking for work - and whose job are they after?"
SAVILE VICTIMS TOLD TO COME FORWARD
Court-ordered newspaper adverts will advise people who say they were sexually assaulted by the late DJ Jimmy Savile to come forward to claim compensation in the next six weeks, if they have not already done so. The High Court approved a compensation scheme of £3m, with each payment capped at £60,000.
SOUTH KOREA FERRY DEATH TOLL TOPS 100
More than 100 people are now confirmed dead - with the eventual figure feared to be much higher - after a South Korean ferry capsized last week. It is still not known why the ferry overturned but seven crew members were detained and criticised for failing to evacuate passengers. Divers are still searching the hull.
CO-OP REPORT WILL BLAME GOVERNANCE
A report into the near collapse of the Co-op Bank is to blame poor governance at the organisation, claims the BBC. Sir Christopher Kelly's investigation, to be published next week, will say that the purchase of Britannia building society in 2009 sowed the seeds for later problems at the bank.
SHERPAS CALL OFF EVEREST CLIMBS
Sherpas on Mount Everest have called a halt to the climbing season on the world's highest mountain out of respect to 16 colleagues who were killed in an avalanche last week. However, the decision spells chaos for hundreds of foreign mountaineers waiting in base camp.
COULSON DENIES HEARING SIENNA MESSAGE
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has denied listening to a voicemail message left by actress Sienna Miller on the phone of Daniel Craig in 2005. He told the hacking trial at the Old Bailey that the claims by another reporter, who has admitted hacking charges, were false.
TEEN SURVIVES FLIGHT IN WHEEL WELL
A 16-year-old boy is alive and well after stowing away in the wheel well of a jetliner for a five-and-a-half hour flight from California to Hawaii. The boy survived freezing temperatures and a lack of oxygen at 38,000 feet, unconscious for most of the journey. He had climbed a fence to board the plane after a family row.
HOT TICKET: RSC'S HENRY IV PARTS I & II
The RSC's new production of Shakespeare's Henry IV Parts I & II has opened in Stratford-upon-Avon. The plays follow King Henry IV's uneasy reign, and the rise of his son Prince Hal. With Sir Antony Sher. "Vivid," says The Independent. Until 6 September, then touring.