In the headlines
SNP treasurer Colin Beattie has been arrested by police investigating claims that £600,000 of donations have “gone missing”. At the weekend, the 71-year-old told the party’s ruling committee he was “having difficulty in balancing the books” because of declining membership. Rishi Sunak is being investigated by parliament’s standards watchdog over a possible failure to declare a conflict of interest. The PM’s wife, Akshata Murty, has shares in a childcare company “which looks likely to benefit from this spring’s Budget”, says BBC News’s Chris Mason. A 15-year-old from Cornwall has been crowned the world’s best under-16 surfer. Lukas Skinner, who began surfing aged three, is the first Briton to win the Rip Curl GromSearch competition, held this year in Australia.