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Four children die in Stafford house fire

[ad_1] Image copyright HANDOUT Image caption Keegan, Tilly Rose, Olly and Riley, seen here in a photo taken from social media, died in the blaze in the early hours of Tuesday Four children have died in a house fire which also left a toddler and two adults - who leapt to safety from a first-floor window - injured.Neighbours reported hearing screams as the blaze, in the Highfields area of Stafford,
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Trump orders ‘300 burgers’ to White House amid shutdown

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDo you want fries with that? Trump's fast food feastUS President Donald Trump has put on a fast food feast at the White House, blaming the lack of catering staff on the partial government shutdown.He welcomed the winners of the national college football championship, the Clemson Tigers, with more than 300 burgers as well as fries and pizzas."Because of the shutdown...
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US House Democrats challenge Trump on shutdown

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPelosi said she was privileged to serve with more than 100 women in CongressThe Democratic-controlled US House of Representatives has voted to end a partial government shutdown, but the move looks certain to be vetoed by President Donald Trump.Mr Trump has said he will reject any measure that does not provide funding for his proposed US-Mexico border wall.New House Speaker Nancy
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Andover house explosion: Man found dead

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPolice remain at the scene alongside workers from the gas boardA man's body has been found in the wreckage of a house that was destroyed in an explosion. Neighbours said they were awoken by a "loud bang" when the blast occurred in Andover, Hampshire, at about 02:30 GMT.Photos from the scene of the collapse in Launcelot Close, off King Arthurs Way,
Politics

Mid-term elections: Trump hails ‘big victory’ despite House losses

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe story of election night in two minutesPresident Donald Trump has hailed a "big victory" in US mid-term elections after Democrats seized the House of Representatives but Republicans consolidated their grip on the Senate.The Democratic majority in the lower chamber will be in a position to block Mr Trump's legislative programme.But controlling the Senate ensures Mr Trump can still make key
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Former G4S Brook House security guard not to be prosecuted

[ad_1] Image copyright G4S Image caption Brook House holds up to 508 adult male asylum seekers, illegal immigrants and foreign national offenders A former G4S security guard who allegedly choked a man on suicide watch at an immigration removal centre will not face prosecution.The incident, at Brook House, near Gatwick Airport, was filmed by an undercover reporter for BBC Panorama. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said there wasn't enough evidence
Politics

Staff call for action on House of Commons bullying

[ad_1] A letter calling for action to tackle bullying and sexual harassment in the House of Commons has been signed by 80 current and former senior staff. The signatories all claim to have experienced such behaviour by MPs or seen it first-hand "left unchallenged". Addressed to the House of Commons Commission, the letter demands recommendations from a report by Dame Laura Cox are implemented immediately. A spokeswoman for the Commission
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House of Commons abuse cases ‘tolerated and concealed’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images "Disturbing" cases of bullying and sexual harassment have "long been tolerated and concealed" in the House of Commons, according to a report.The report, by Dame Laura Cox QC, said there was a culture of "deference, subservience, acquiescence and silence".She said the procedures for protecting staff were inadequate and said "broad cultural change" was needed.The inquiry was commissioned following a BBC investigation earlier this year.'Behaviour code'