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Brexit: Conservatives urge ‘unity’ ahead of EU bill vote

Brexit: Conservatives urge ‘unity’ ahead of EU bill vote

Image copyright Getty Images The Conservatives have urged MPs to show a “unity of purpose” and back their Brexit legislation in a key vote. The EU (Withdrawal) Bill gets its third reading in the House of Commons later before heading to the Lords. The draft legislation has already been the subject of highly-charged debate in […]

Tory MP Ben Bradley ‘sorry’ for blog post about jobless

Tory MP Ben Bradley ‘sorry’ for blog post about jobless

Image caption Ben Bradley became the MP for Mansfield in June 2017 A Conservative MP has apologised for a 2012 blog post in which he suggested benefit claimants should have vasectomies. In the post Ben Bradley, made Tory vice-chairman for youth in last week’s reshuffle, hit out at what he called a “vast sea of […]

Does MP Sir Desmond Swayne nod off in Ken Clarke’s speech?

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Momentum’s Christine Shawcroft voted on to Labour disputes panel

Momentum’s Christine Shawcroft voted on to Labour disputes panel

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Jeremy Corbyn has strengthened his hold on Labour’s internal mechanisms A director of Momentum – the group set up to support Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership – has taken charge of the Labour Party’s disputes panel. Christine Shawcroft replaces Ann Black as the head of the committee, which investigates allegations of […]

Minister for loneliness appointed to continue Jo Cox’s work

Minister for loneliness appointed to continue Jo Cox’s work

Image copyright Getty Images A minister for loneliness, a project first started by the late MP Jo Cox, has been announced by Downing Street. Tracey Crouch MP will take on the role and aim to “shine a light” on an issue affecting about nine million UK people. The Commission on Loneliness was first set up […]

Trump Russia: Bannon ‘ordered to testify to grand jury’

Trump Russia: Bannon ‘ordered to testify to grand jury’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Steve Bannon (centre) attended a House Intelligence Committee closed door meeting on Tuesday Steve Bannon, former chief strategist to US President Donald Trump, has been summoned to testify before a grand jury, US media report. He was reportedly subpoenaed by former FBI director Robert Mueller, who is leading an […]

Larry Nassar case: Victims confront ‘repulsive’ predator

Larry Nassar case: Victims confront ‘repulsive’ predator

Media captionWomen abused by Larry Nassar confront him in court A former babysitter who was abused by ex-Team USA gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar has told him in court: “You are a repulsive liar.” Kyle Stephens was the first of nearly 100 women to testify against the 54-year-old this week as he is sentenced. People […]

Ex-CIA officer Jerry Chun Shing Lee held over secret records

Ex-CIA officer Jerry Chun Shing Lee held over secret records

Image copyright AFP Image caption Jerry Chun Shing Lee began working for the CIA in 1994, the US justice department says A former CIA officer has been arrested on charges of unlawful retention of classified information, the US justice department says. Jerry Chun Shing Lee, a naturalised US citizen, was held after arriving at New […]

Trump’s cognitive ability is normal, says White House doctor

Trump’s cognitive ability is normal, says White House doctor

Media caption‘He has incredible genes’ US President Donald Trump has shown no abnormal signs following a cognitive exam and is in excellent health, his White House doctor says. “I have no concerns about his cognitive ability or neurological functions,” Ronny Jackson said on Tuesday. Last week, Mr Trump underwent a three-hour examination in his first […]

Turpin case: Shackled California siblings ‘victims of torture’

Turpin case: Shackled California siblings ‘victims of torture’

Media captionPolice chief: ‘I would call that torture’ Police say 13 siblings who were found malnourished, some of them shackled, in a California home were torture victims. Riverside County Sheriff’s office said the mother was “perplexed” when officers came to rescue the siblings, who are aged two to 29. Investigators said they had had no […]