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January 17, 2018 3:44 PM Jeremy Corbyn Hits Back At Claims He’s Too Old To Be Prime Minister

His office dismisses claims as ‘nonsense’ Jeremy Corbyn has dismissed claims that he is too old to be Prime Minister and insisted he is “extremely energetic” in the fight against the Tory government. The Labour leader’s office hit back at anonymous claims from shadow ministers that 68-year-old Corbyn’s age would be a hindrance with the next election 11

January 16, 2018 12:51 AM Carillion: Small firms count the cost of collapse

Thousands of small firms working for failed construction giant Carillion are waiting to learn if they will be paid, amid growing fears some could close. Carillion used an extensive network of sub-contractors and local suppliers, paying them almost £1bn a year, according to its latest annual report. Employers' groups are trying to assess the exposure 12

January 15, 2018 11:18 PM Philip Hammond issues SHOCK claim UK will KEEP 'European-style' economy after Brexit

CHANCELLOR Philip Hammond has said the UK will have a “European-style” economy after we have left the EU, despite pressure from leading Brexiteers calling for a change of direction. Mr Hammond insists that last year’s election outcome “made it very clear” the British people want to stick with the current system, despite the “leave” result in the referendum 14

January 15, 2018 9:52 PM Carillion collapse shows it´s time to `take back control´ of services

The collapse of Carillion is a “watershed moment” that should bring an end to “rip-off privatisation” of public services, Jeremy Corbyn has said. In a video released on social media, the Labour leader criticised an “outsource-first dogma” and insisted “it’s time we took back control”. Mr Corbyn also linked the firm’s collapse with the premature ending

January 14, 2018 2:03 AM MP dubbed ‘Poundshop Weinstein’ who was accused of ‘touching up’ ex-Labour MP Tom Blenkinsop becomes PM's new Deputy Chief Whip and minister for sex scandals

Theresa May’s new Deputy Chief Whip has brushed off claims that he is unfit to police anti-sex-pest MP curbs because of his own alleged ‘Poundshop Harvey Weinstein’ antics. Tory MPs Chris Pincher’s promotion in last week’s reshuffle came two months after he was forced to step down as junior whip for his alleged conduct towards a young Tory activist 6

January 13, 2018 8:37 PM Labour Party in `huge agreement´ over outcome of Brexit, claims Sir Keir Starmer

Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer has tried to play down divisions in Labour on remaining in the single market after EU withdrawal. Sir Keir said he wanted the same trade outcomes as backbench critics calling for the party to campaign to stay in the single market and customs union, regardless of “labels”. “If you were to ask the vast majority 5

January 13, 2018 4:32 PM Death of baby son on Christmas Day inspires Exeter family to make vital labour ward donation

The cuddle cot can be wrapped around a baby allowing parents to stay with them for longer and giving other family members a chance to say goodbye The death of their baby on Christmas Day two years ago has prompted an Exeter family to donate a ‘cuddle cot’ for bereaved parents to spend more time with their babies if they are stillborn or pass away shortly 7

January 11, 2018 9:55 AM Date revealed for by-election

A BY-ELECTION to fill a council position left vacant after a former Lord Mayor quit last week will be held on February 15. Councillor Sonja Crisp told The Press she was resigning from her Holgate ward role partly because of a neurological condition, Willis-Ekbom disease, which can mean her limbs do not stop moving. The 63-year-old was Lord Mayor of York in 2015/16 and had served 5

January 6, 2018 7:57 AM Sir Keir Starmer did not have `any involvement´ in Worboys case decision making

Former director of public prosecutions Sir Keir Starmer did not have “any involvement in the decision making” in the case of black cab rapist John Worboys, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has said. Worboys, a former stripper and adult film star, was jailed indefinitely in 2009, with a minimum term of eight years, for drugging and sexually assaulting 5

January 6, 2018 1:54 AM Incredible photographs capturing women during labour and in their first seconds with their babies are hailed for their honest portrayal of the reality of childbirth

A series of incredible photographs have been praised for their honest depictions of childbirth and motherhood. Birth photographer Lacey Barratt, from Melbourne, has released a number of her favourite pictures from the past year, which show women during labour and moments after giving birth. One striking image shows a woman being handed her baby before