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MPs block ex-expenses chief Sir Ian Kennedy's new job

MPs have voted to prevent the former boss of the Commons expenses watchdog from getting a new job. Sir Ian Kennedy was set to be appointed to the Electoral Commission, and no objections were raised by To see the full content, share this page by clicking one of the buttons below Tweet Click here to Read from the source

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Aled Jones to return to the BBC

Singer Aled Jones is to resume presenting programmes on the BBC, the corporation has announced. The Songs of Praise host was suspended by the BBC in October over claims of inappropriate behaviour. He has since apologised for the “hurt” caused by his actions, and given an assurance they will not be repeated. The BBC said it accepted Jones’s apology and ...

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'Ticking time bomb' cannabis farm found in Liverpool

A cannabis farm described as a “ticking time bomb” due to the way it was set up to grow plants with a street value of £1.3m has been found. Police raided a terraced house in Sandfield To see the full content, share this page by clicking one of the buttons below Tweet Click here to Read from the source

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Isaiah Haastrup: 'God should decide' when baby dies

A woman fighting to stop doctors ending life support treatment for her sick 11-month-old son has told a judge that God should decide when he dies. Specialists at King’s College Hospital said giving further treatment to To see the full content, share this page by clicking one of the buttons below Tweet Click here to Read from the source

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John Worboys: Fresh sex assault claim investigated

A new sexual assault allegation made against rapist John Worboys is being investigated by Scotland Yard. The claim, which dates back to 1997 – several years earlier than the date when it was thought Worboys’ offending To see the full content, share this page by clicking one of the buttons below Tweet Click here to Read from the source

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Government announces anti-fake news unit

The UK government is to establish a new unit to counter “fake news”, Downing Street has said. Theresa May’s spokesman said the “dedicated national security communications unit” would be charged with “combating disinformation by state actors and others”. “We are living in an era of fake news and competing narratives,” he said. The phrase “fake news” has recently emerged and ...

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Admiral insurance denies 'racism' allegations by The Sun

The Admiral insurance group says it has taken the unprecedented step of contacting its customers to deny a newspaper report which suggests it is racist. The Sun claimed motorists were paying more to insure cars if To see the full content, share this page by clicking one of the buttons below Tweet Click here to Read from the source

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Barry Bennell trial: Coach 'used Darth Vader grip' on witness

Barry Bennell used a “Darth Vader grip” to pin a youth footballer to a wall after he interrupted the former coach abusing a boy, a court has heard. Martin Clarke told Liverpool Crown Court he had seen Mr Bennell with one of his alleged sex abuse victims in the changing rooms at Crewe’s Gresty Road. The trial heard Mr Bennell ...

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Ben Bradley: I cocked up over blog posts about jobless

A Conservative MP who has faced criticism over a 2012 blog post suggesting vasectomies for benefit claimants says he “cocked up”. Ben Bradley, who also wrote about a “vast sea of unemployed wasters”, said he couldn’t To see the full content, share this page by clicking one of the buttons below Tweet Click here to Read from the source

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