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Inside the Jeremy Corbyn wreath row cemetery in Tunisia

[ad_1] Jeremy Corbyn has faced questions about his involvement in a wreath-laying ceremony he attended in Tunisia in 2014.The Labour leader says he was honouring Palestinians killed in a 1985 Israeli bomb attack in the country.However, he has faced scrutiny because the cemetery also houses graves of people accused of links to the 1972 massacre of Israelis at the Munich Olympics.The BBC's Rana Jawad went to have a look at
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Tom Tugendhat ‘changed nappy during live interview’

[ad_1] Image copyright UK Parliament An MP says he recently changed his daughter's nappy during a grilling on BBC Radio 4's Today programme.Tom Tugendhat told the Politico website he navigated the telephone interview without host John Humphrys getting to the bottom of what he was up to.The Conservative MP for Tonbridge and Malling described what he called "Radio Roulette" - booking a live interview while home alone with his children."Sometimes
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Welsh Assembly leader polls ‘opportunity to change politics’

[ad_1] Leadership contenders in the three main parties in Wales have been urged to "change the face of Welsh politics" by promoting diversity and tolerance.The Electoral Reform Society Cymru called on all Labour, Conservative and Plaid Cymru hopefuls to back its ideas.It wants 45% of assembly candidates to be women, action to encourage minorities and a crack down on abuse.Director Jess Blair said the leadership elections provided an "unprecedented opportunity"
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Westminster crash: Raids after suspected terror attack

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe car can be seen crashing into a barrierPolice are searching three addresses in the Midlands after a man was arrested on suspicion of terrorism following a car crash outside Parliament. The 29-year-old British suspect is not believed to be known to MI5 or counter-terrorism police.A vehicle swerved into cyclists and pedestrians shortly after 07:30 BST before crashing into a barrier
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Brexit: Jeremy Hunt begins tour of European ministers

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Image caption Jeremy Hunt held talks with Finnish counterpart Timo Soini. Jeremy Hunt has told the EU it faces a "strategic choice" about whether to strike a mutually beneficial deal with the UK.The foreign secretary is in Helsinki to discuss the UK's Brexit plan at the start of a three-day tour also taking in Latvia, Denmark and the Netherlands.Mr Hunt said time was "at the point"
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Jeremy Corbyn will not apologise over Tunisia wreath row

[ad_1] Image copyright Palestinian embassy in Tunis/Facebook Image caption Jeremy Corbyn was pictured at a wreath-laying ceremony in 2014 Jeremy Corbyn has refused to apologise for being present when a wreath was laid in memory of some of those accused of the 1972 Munich terror attack. The Labour leader has been criticised over the 2014 event in Tunis, with Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu saying he deserved "unequivocal condemnation".Mr Corbyn said
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Westminster car crash: Man arrested on suspicion of terror offences

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionArmed police responded after a vehicle crashed into security barriersA man has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences after a car crashed outside the Houses of Parliament, injuring two people.Officers were seen surrounding the vehicle before the man in his late 20s was detained, shortly after 07:30 BST. Cyclists were hit in the crash and London Ambulance Service said it
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Social housing proposals ‘to give tenants greater power’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Giving tenants greater support so they can hold their landlords to account is being considered as part of government proposals on social housing.The measures include speeding up the complaints process and publishing league tables to highlight the performance of landlords. The government said its "new deal" would "rebalance the relationship between tenants and landlords".Labour said the "pitiful" Green Paper did not address the housing crisis.
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Environment minister Therese Coffey defends Roundup weedkiller tweet

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption A US jury found that chemical giant Monsanto knew its Roundup weedkiller was dangerous and failed to warn consumer An environment minister who sparked a Twitter storm by "promoting" a controversial weedkiller has defended her action.Suffolk Coastal MP Therese Coffey tweeted: "Getting ready to deploy the amazing Roundup!" on 12 August.The day before, a US jury found that chemical giant Monsanto knew its Roundup
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Jeremy Corbyn pressed over ‘terror memorial’ claims

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCorbyn asked about Tunisia wreath-laying criticismJeremy Corbyn has defended his presence at a wreath-laying ceremony said to have honoured the perpetrators of the 1972 Munich Olympics terror attack.The Labour leader has faced questions about the event - in Tunis in 2014 - after reports that relatives of victims were angry at his attendance.The Daily Mail said he was pictured with a
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Burka comments by Boris Johnson and Gareth Bennett racist, says Jones

[ad_1] Image copyright PA Image caption A woman wearing a burka protests near Boris Johnson's constituency office First Minister Carwyn Jones has stepped into the row about Muslim women's dress, denouncing "racist" comments.Ex-Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson faces a Tory party inquiry after saying women in burkas looked like "letter boxes" or "bank robbers".UKIP's new Senedd group leader Gareth Bennett said women wearing the veil are "apparitions of pre-medieval culture".Mr Jones
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Abortion clinic buffer zone announcement expected ‘next month’

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionAre women seeking abortions being harassed?An announcement on potential moves to protect women attending abortion clinics is expected next month.Campaigners want "buffer zones" barring anti-abortion protests outside clinics, similar to one in Ealing, west London.A UK-wide review was expected to report in July but Home Secretary Sajid Javid has told cross-party campaigners he now plans an announcement in September.Anti-abortion groups have
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Paisley supporters to meet to back the suspended MP

[ad_1] Image copyright Pacemaker Image caption DUP MP Ian Paisley has been suspended by the Commons and his Party DUP MP Ian Paisley's supporters will meet on Monday to show their support.The North Antrim politician is currently suspended by the House of Commons after he failed to declare family holidays paid for by the Sri Lankan government.The DUP MP apologised in the Commons, but will face a by-election if 10%
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Loans offer for Scottish farmers hit by adverse weather

[ad_1] Image caption The unprecedented weather has led to higher costs such as increased prices for feed and fodder Scottish farmers are being offered government loans to help them recover from months of adverse weather conditions. The National Basic Payment Support Scheme (NBPSS) is being launched to allow farmers early access to their annual payment from the EU. The funding usually arrives between December and June but loans will be
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Plan to end rough sleeping in England by 2027

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images The government has vowed to end rough sleeping on England's streets by 2027.It has promised £100m "to help people turn their lives around", including support for mental health and addictions, and funding for housing.Homelessness has been on the rise for the past seven years, with around 4,750 people estimated to be sleeping rough on any given night in England in 2017.Charities welcomed the plan, but
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Firms ‘struggling to recruit as EU workers stay away’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The hospitality industry relies heavily on EU workers Firms are struggling to recruit staff after a steep fall in the number of people coming to Britain from the European Union, a report has said. Some 40% of employers had found it harder to fill vacancies in the past 12 months, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) found.However, it also said a
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Stormont deadlock: The crisis that spawned a video game

[ad_1] Politics is often seen as a game but rarely does a political crisis form the basis for an actual video game.Northern Ireland has not had a devolved government for 18 months, after a power-sharing deal between the two main parties - the DUP and Sinn Féin - collapsed.Now, the political parties are gearing up for a fight: albeit in the glorious eight-bit quality that only an arcade-style video game