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MPs condemn 'postcode lottery in benefit sanctions'

Meg Hillier said benefit sanctions have been used "as a blunt instrument" by the Government

An "unacceptable" postcode lottery in benefits sanctions must be tackled to stop claimants being treated differently depending on where they live, MPs have said.

12:33am Tuesday 21 February 2017

Watchdog calls for separation of officers in fatal incidents to avoid conferring

The issue of conferring among officers has come under the spotlight following high-profile cases

Police officers directly involved in fatal incidents should be separated as quickly as possible to prevent conferring, a watchdog has said.

12:33am Tuesday 21 February 2017

Taking children back to US would be bad parenting, says Rob Delaney

Rob Delaney is known for tweeting and airing his political views

Catastrophe star Rob Delaney has said it would be "bad parenting" if he moved back to the US with his children in the current political climate.

12:33am Tuesday 21 February 2017

Yo-yo dieting 'could be good for you even if you put all the weight back on'

Some scientists say crash dieting can be good for people, even if they put all the weight back on

Yo-yo dieting benefits health and can be compared with going to the dentist, according to a scientist whose research appears to support the extreme slimming method.

12:33am Tuesday 21 February 2017

PM steps up Brexit Bill pressure as she sits in on peers' debate

Prime Minister Theresa May sits behind the Speaker, back row, as Baroness Smith of Basildon speaks in the House of Lords

The House of Lords will conclude the first stage of a crucial Brexit debate after Theresa May and Boris Johnson ramped up pressure on them not to block or delay Britain's exit from the European Union.

12:33am Tuesday 21 February 2017

Trump's state visit will go ahead despite angry backlash

Demonstrators attend a rally in Westminster protesting against Donald Trump

Donald Trump's state visit to Britain will go ahead despite a 1.8 million-strong petition, more noisy protests attended by thousands, and MPs' warnings against it, the Government has said.

12:33am Tuesday 21 February 2017

Government support 'crucial' for plans to 'transform' NHS

Some hospitals could close under the cuts

The Government must throw its weight behind plans that could lead to the closure of NHS hospitals and some services, a think tank has said.

12:33am Tuesday 21 February 2017

Teacher shortages in key subjects 'worsening', report warns

A report calls for urgent new focus on retaining teachers and suggested a cap on the number of their hours

England's schools are suffering from worsening teacher shortages, particularly in key subjects such as physics and maths, MPs have warned.

12:33am Tuesday 21 February 2017

Ministers dismiss business rates 'underestimation' reports

Chancellor Philip Hammond

The Government has dismissed as "nonsense" reports that Cabinet ministers underestimated business rate rises by 5-7% in a letter sent to Tory MPs.

12:33am Tuesday 21 February 2017

'Many peers contribute absolutely nothing' in House of Lords

The programme lifts the lid on life in the House of Lords

Many peers contribute "absolutely nothing" to Parliament, a former lord speaker claimed as she alleged one member kept a taxi running outside while signing in to collect the £300 daily allowance.

12:03am Tuesday 21 February 2017
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