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Your Morning Briefing

MSN UK 15/04/2019 News desk

Good morning. Here’s what you need to know to start your day with our daily briefing, compiled by Liji Varghese.

Gatwick drone was an inside job, says airport chief

© Press Association The drone attack on Gatwick airport was an inside job carried out by someone who had a link into what was going on at the airport, says its chief. In his first interview since the chaotic episode, Gatwick's chief operating officer said that the drone's pilot 'seemed to be able to see what was happening on the runway' and that the vehicle was specially designed to avoid detection. More than 140,000 passengers were affected by the 33-hour shutdown of Britain's second busiest airport between December 19 and 21. (The Telegraph)

IS bride on legal aid despite being stripped of UK citizenship

IS bride Shamima Begum has been granted legal aid to fight the decision to remove her citizenship. In a decision blasted as ‘disgusting’ and ‘ridiculous’ by MPs, lawyers have successfully asked for taxpayers’ cash on her behalf, arguing that Home Secretary Sajid Javid’s decision was unfair. It means taxpayers face a legal bill which could run into hundreds of thousands of pounds to fund the former London schoolgirl’s fight to come back to the UK. (Daily Mail)

'Outstanding victory' for renters as no-fault evictions are abolished

Home keys Home keys Theresa May has announced plans to end “no-fault” evictions which are one of the biggest drivers of family homelessness, as part of a major shake-up of the private rented sector. Private landlords will no longer be able to evict tenants at the end of their rental contracts without giving a good legal reason and long notice. (Huffpost UK)

Meghan and Harry write personalised letters to school children

© Thomson Reuters The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have sent personalised letters to children who sent them royal baby well wishes. Children from The Willows primary school in Stratford Upon Avon had written letters for Harry and Meghan to congratulate them on their baby. Mum-to-be Meghan is expected to give birth to her first baby with Prince Harry over the next few weeks. (Hello)

In-depth: Tiger Woods' Masters win is a great sporting comeback story

© Thomson Reuters In what is being billed as one of the finest comeback stories in sporting history, Tiger Woods won the Masters on Sunday in Augusta, Georgia. Woods’ victory, aged 43, takes his tally of major titles – the Masters, US PGA Championship, US Open and Open Championship – to 15. This latest success, though, is being widely heralded as his most remarkable. (The Guardian)

Video of the day: Scientists find oil-eating bacteria in world's deepest ocean trench

a close up of a rock: Scientists Have Found Oil-Eating Bacteria In World's Deepest Ocean Trench © Provided by AOL Scientists Have Found Oil-Eating Bacteria In World's Deepest Ocean Trench Scientists have discovered unique oil-eating bacteria at the bottom of the Mariana Trench - the deepest part of the Earth’s oceans. (GeoBeats)

On this day

© Getty 1755: Nine years of solitary scholarly effort are about to change the world as Samuel Johnson's 'A Dictionary of the English Language' is published in London. It will stand as the definitive dictionary for 173 years. (Bing)

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