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Local election candidate punched

Image copyright Carla HalesImage caption The attack on Carla Hales has been reported to the police A local election candidate out leafleting was punched while taking pictures to upload to social media. Conservative Carla Hales was attacked while in Colchester’s New Town & Christ Church ward on Wednesday. On the doorsteps in the build up […]

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Labour pledges to reverse bus routes cuts

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJeremy Corbyn: I want to see an end to high bus fares Labour is pledging to spend £1.3bn a year to reverse cuts to 3,000 bus routes and fund the expansion of new services in England. During a visit to Nottingham, Jeremy Corbyn said services have been […]

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‘End pensioner benefits to help young’, peers say

Image copyright Getty Images “Outdated” age-specific benefits for older people should be replaced with support for the young to “deliver a fairer society”, say peers. The Committee on Intergenerational Fairness urged ministers to focus on housing and training, rather than benefits like free TV licences. Committee chair Lord True said failing to rebalance policies could […]

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Iran offers prisoner swap

Image copyright AFP PHOTO / FREE NAZANIN CAMPAIGNImage caption Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and her daughter Gabriella, who she saw during a temporary release from prison Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe could be released from jail in a prisoner swap with Iranians detained in the US and Australia, Iran has suggested. The British-Iranian was jailed for five years in Iran […]

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Extinction Rebellion: Climate protesters march on Parliament

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionExtinction Rebellion activists marched from Marble Arch to Parliament Square Extinction Rebellion activists have marched on Parliament to invite MPs to discuss climate change policies. More than 1,000 people have been arrested since the protests began in central London a week ago. Police said a “robust” plan […]