TONY BLAIR APOLOGISED FOR THE IRAQ WAR, A BIT
He said sorry for using false intelligence to justify the war
This weekend, in preparation for the publication of the Chilcot Inquiry, former prime minister Tony Blair apologised for aspects of the Iraq war.
Mr Blair said of the war: "I apologise for the fact that the intelligence we received was wrong […] I also apologise for some of the mistakes in planning and, certainly, our mistake in our understanding of what would happen once you removed the regime."
However, in the interview with CNN, Blair defended the overall decision to invade Iraq, saying, "I find it hard to apologise for removing Saddam."
Faced with the argument that the Iraq war contributed to the rise of Islamic State, Blair said, "I think there are elements of truth in that."
The team conducting the inquiry into the war, led by Sir John Chilcot, is expected to set out a timetable for publishing its report within the next 10 days.
PRO-REFUGEE PROTESTERS CLASHED WITH POLICE IN LONDON
Activists stormed St Pancras station in solidarity with refugees
Around 100 protesters from the pro-refugee group No Borders clashed with police on Saturday night after trying to storm the Eurostar terminal at St Pancras station in London.
The activists were trying to highlight the desperate situation at Calais, where thousands of refugees and migrants are waiting to enter Britain, with some trying to walk through the Euro Tunnel.
Protesters threw smoke bombs at police, and police allegedly responded with batons and tear gas.
One protester told the Mail: "We demand that the UK and the US and the EU open their borders to all migrants and refugees. We demand that Theresa May shuts down all detention centres and end all deportation."
Poles at the Polls
POLAND'S LAW AND JUSTICE PARTY LOOKS SET TO WIN ITS ELECTION
The right-wing party is euro-sceptic and anti-refugee
This weekend, Poland voted in a general election, which, surveys said, will likely see the right-wing Law and Justice party form either an outright majority government or a coalition government.
The party, backed by the Roman Catholic church, won the country's presidential election five months ago and enjoys broad support from Poland's large rural population.
Law and Justice are known for their anti-EU rhetoric and inflammatory comments on refugees.
Party chairman and former PM, Jarosław Kaczyński, warned earlier this month that an influx of refugees into Europe were leading to "cholera on Greek islands" and "dysentery in Vienna".
A RETIRED COUPLE'S HOUSE WAS HIT BY RAINING FROZEN SHIT
The frozen faeces apparently fell from a passenger jet
This weekend, a retired couple narrowly missed being hit by a frozen "poo bomb" that fell 30,000 feet from a passing overhead passenger jet.
The projectile faeces hit the roof of Keith and Ruth Mead's Wiltshire home, leaving a three-foot-wide hole.
"It was a horrendous noise. I thought someone had crashed into the front of the house," said Ruth.
The quick-thinking couple, who both escaped unharmed, quickly bagged-up the frozen shit and popped it in the freezer, in readiness for an insurance claim, it was reported.
Around 25 "ice falls" from passenger jets are reported to the Civil Aviation Authority each year.