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Election 2018: Council polls taking place across England

Image copyright ReutersImage caption A woman waves at a London polling station People are continuing to vote in council and mayoral elections across England. Elections are being held in 150 local authorities, spanning metropolitan and district councils, unitary authorities and London boroughs. Watford, Hackney, Newham, Lewisham and Tower Hamlets will elect mayors while the first-ever […]

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Bercow’s behaviour unworthy of role, says ex-Black Rod

Image caption Former Black Rod David Leakey said lots of people were “terrified” of Speaker John Bercow Commons Speaker John Bercow’s behaviour is “unworthy of someone in such public office”, an ex-senior Parliament official has said. David Leakey, who was responsible for keeping order in the House of Lords, told PoliticsHome he had seen “explosive […]

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Brexit: EU’s Juncker urges Belgian citizenship for UK staff

Image copyright AFPImage caption British expats in Brussels don’t want to lose the rights they currently enjoy The EU Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, has urged Belgium to grant citizenship to British EU staff worried about their post-Brexit status. About 1,100 UK citizens work for the EU in Brussels and Luxembourg. Mr Juncker called Belgium a […]

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Bullying claims against Speaker John Bercow ‘concerning’, says No 10

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionJohn Bercow’s former private secretary tells Newsnight the Speaker bullied him Allegations of bullying against Speaker John Bercow are “concerning” and should be properly investigated, the prime minister’s spokesman has said. Mr Bercow’s former private secretary Angus Sinclair claims that the Speaker shouted and swore at him, […]

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Just Eat scammer faces jail

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe moment a group of undercover police arrested Grant West on a train A computer hacker who sold the personal data of thousands of people on the dark web faces jail after admitting a string of offences. Police began investigating Grant West, 26, after he conned details […]