Thousands to protest over hatred laws

London: Thousands of protesters were expected to demonstrate outside Parliament today as MPs debate controversial religious hatred legislation.

Critics say the Racial and Religious Hatred Bill, which faces its final Commons hurdle today, attacks the principle of freedom of expression.

Guernsey: A rescue was launched early this morning after a chemical tanker and a freighter collided around 30 miles north-west of the island.

The RAF and coastguards joined their French counterparts to airlift all 22 crew members of both vessels to safety.

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