Prime Minister Theresa May has fired her defence secretary, Gavin Williamson, saying an investigation suggested he was to blame for leaking discussions about Chinese telecoms company Huawei from her National Security Council.

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Later today sees a showdown between the board of banking giant Barclays and  rebel investor Edward Bramson, who wants to shrink its investment bank, at the group’s agm.

Meanwhile, a group of Barclays’ investors has written to the bank ‘s chief executive Jes Staley urging him to stop funding companies involved in coal mining or oil sands exploitation.