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Downing Street warns MPs not to block Brexit

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Attempts by backbench MPs to remove the government's power to deliver Brexit are "extremely concerning", Downing Street has said.On Monday one group of MPs will present a bill that could allow Brexit to be delayed if Parliament does not approve an EU withdrawal agreement. According to the Sunday Times, another group led by Dominic Grieve wishes to pause Brexit by suspending Article 50.But Downing Street said
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Firewomen prove they exist to four-year-old Esme

[ad_1] Image copyright Hannah Summers Image caption Esme has been inspired by messages from firewomen Firewomen have posted pictures of themselves on social media after a four-year-old girl said she thought only men could sign up. Hannah Summers from London tweeted how her daughter Esme wished she was a boy so she could be a firefighter, as she only saw firemen in the books she read.It prompted women firefighters across
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Government to fund 2,900 school exchanges for poorer pupils

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Secondary schools in England will be able to apply for money to take poorer pupils overseas on school exchangesThe £2.5 million government scheme will enable pupils aged 11 and over "to experience other cultures and go to places they wouldn't normally visit".Education Secretary Damian Hinds said: "As Britain leaves the EU, it's more important than ever to show how much we value international opportunities."It is
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Ant and Dec reunite for Britain’s Got Talent auditions

[ad_1] Ten months after his arrest for drink driving, Ant McPartlin has joined TV partner Declan Donnelly at the auditions for ITV's Britain’s Got Talent.They posted a picture of themselves on their first day working together for almost a year.It seemed to be a selfie taken in a car en route to the London Palladium, where the pair are hosting auditions for the new series."Audition day 1. The boys are
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Prince Philip A149 crash road speed limit ‘to be reduced’

[ad_1] Image copyright Mega Agency Image caption The Duke of Edinburgh's Land Rover overturned following the crash on Thursday The speed limit on the stretch of road where the Duke of Edinburgh was involved in a car crash is expected to be reduced at a council meeting later.Prince Philip, 97, was not injured in the crash on the A149 near the Queen's Sandringham estate on Thursday.Witnesses said the duke's Land
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Brexit: Theresa May meets party leaders to try to break deadlock

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTheresa May has called on MPs to "work constructively together" to find a way forwardParty leaders and senior MPs have been meeting Theresa May to try to find a compromise on Brexit after her withdrawal deal was rejected by MPs.But Labour's Jeremy Corbyn called the talks a "stunt" and will not take part unless a "no deal" Brexit is ruled out.Senior
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Police misconduct: Watchdog ‘bringing wrong cases’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Only five police officers in England and Wales were dismissed in the last three years following misconduct cases ordered by the police watchdog.The BBC also found in two-thirds of the 48 cases pursued by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) "gross misconduct" charges were not proven.The Police Federation said the IOPC was bringing the "wrong cases" and officers often had to wait years to
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Lorry driver who dumped 100 tonnes of waste at school jailed

[ad_1] Image copyright EA Image caption The school said beetles hatching from the tip "took over the area" A lorry driver who dumped 100 tonnes of stinking waste on a special school's car park, landing it with a £22,000 bill, has been jailed for 12 months.Francis Heaton, 61, admitted leaving the pile at Oldham's Kingfisher Special School, in April 2018.The school's principal said the smell from "the rotting tip was
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Red Bull Tube poster banned over ‘focus boost’ claim

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Red Bull should not suggest its drink improves concentration, the watchdog ruled A poster advert campaign by Red Bull has been banned for wrongly implying the energy drink could increase focus and concentration.Posters shown on the London Underground suggested Red Bull could help workers finish their work and go home by 4pm.The Advertising Standards Authority said the advert was light-hearted but implied unauthorised
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Alfie Lamb death: Boy ‘killed for being noisy’

[ad_1] Image copyright Family handout Image caption Alfie Lamb was described in court as a "smiley" boy A three-year-old boy was fatally crushed by a car passenger seat pushed back by his mother's boyfriend who felt he was being too noisy, a court heard. Alfie Lamb went "ominously quiet" after he was deliberately squashed in the vehicle, the court heard.His mother, Adrian Hoare, 23, allegedly lied to police, telling them