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AN ESTIMATED 100,000 PEOPLE TURNED UP FOR THE TUC DEMONSTRATIONS
Trade unions were demonstrating against government cuts
An estimated 100,000 protesters marched against the government's austerity spending cuts in London, Glasgow and Belfast.
The marches were peaceful, with union officials and politicians attacking the government cuts and protesters carrying signs bearing slogans like "Plebs against toffs" and "Cameron has butchered Britain".
Ed Miliband accused the Prime Minister of clinging to policies that aren't working and pledged to tax bankers' bonuses if he were elected, while Bob Crow – leader of the RMT rail union – called for a general strike.
GEORGE OSBORNE SAT IN FIRST CLASS WITHOUT THE PROPER TICKET
He "couldn't possibly" sit in standard class
The Chancellor, George Osborne, allegedly sat in the first class section of a train travelling from Cheshire to London after only paying for a standard ticket.
ITV reporter Rachel Townsend overheard Osborne's aide telling the train guard that he didn't have the money for a first class ticket but "couldn't possibly" sit in standard class, asking the guard whether he could remain there without paying.
The guard said no; Osborne eventually paid the £160 to upgrade.
After the news spread on Twitter, cameras and reporters rushed to Euston station to greet the embarrassed chancellor.
ANDREW MITCHELL RESIGNED AS CHIEF WHIP
Pleb-gate finally caught up with him
After a month-long struggle to save his career after allegedly calling a policeman a "pleb", Conservative chief whip Andrew Mitchell resigned from his post.
In his resignation letter, Mitchell maintained that he "did not, never have and never would call a police officer a 'pleb' or a 'moron'".
Education secretary Michael Gove later claimed the Prime Minister believed that Mitchell should not have resigned over his “seven seconds of unacceptable but very human exasperation”.
CLASHES ERUPTED AFTER THE LEBANESE SECURITY CHIEF'S FUNERAL
A group of protesters tried to storm the government headquarters
After thousands attended the Beirut funeral for ex-Lebanese security chief Wissam al-Hassan, a group tried to storm the government headquarters.
A speaker at the funeral for Mr Hassan, who was killed by a car bomb on Friday, called for Prime Minister Najib Mikat to resign, which some attendees clearly took to heart.
The car bomb, which also killed one of Mr Hassan's bodyguards and a nearby woman, has been blamed on neighbouring Syria.
GADDAFI'S YOUNGEST SON IS REPORTED TO HAVE DIED
Khamis Gaddafi allegedly killed a year, to the day, after his father
Khamis Gaddafi, son of the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, has reportedly died in battle at the age of 28, exactly a year after his father was killed.
Khamis has been reported dead a few times before, but a short statement from the Libyan national congress spokesman, Omar Hamdan, confirmed that the 28-year-old had died.
His body was apparently found in the town of Bani Walid after a day of heavy fighting between pro-Gaddafi forces and militias allied to Libyan government.
A MAN INVADED A FOOTBALL PITCH AND PUNCHED A GOALKEEPER
A Leeds fan punched the Sheffield Wednesday keeper in the face
A man ran on to the pitch from the seating area for Leeds fans at Hillsborough Stadium, punched Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Chris Kirkland in the face, then ran back into the crowd.
Kirkland, 31, required treatment after being hit, before Sheffield manager Dave Jones called for Leeds fans to be banned from away matches.
The game ended in a 1-1 draw.
A 21-year-old man was arrested in Cheltenham on suspicion of assault.