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August 23, 2017 11:29 AM Sarah Smith to present BBC's Sunday Politics

BBC Scotland's Sarah Smith is to take over as the presenter of the Sunday Politics from Andrew Neil. Smith will host the programme when it returns from its summer break on September 17 at 1100 BST. The former Channel 4 News correspondent will combine her new role with her job as BBC Scotland editor. Andrew Neil will continue to present BBC Two's Daily 9

August 23, 2017 10:53 AM Female Labour MPs slam Corbyn ally for suggesting trains could run women-only carriages to stop assaults

Female Labour MPs have condemned a close ally of Jeremy Corbyn for suggesting trains could run with women-only carriages to prevents sexual assaults. Chris Williamson said the idea 'would be worth consulting' on after statistics revealed a surge in assaults against female passengers. But the shadow minster was slammed by MPs Stella Creasy and Jess Phillips 8

August 20, 2017 7:58 AM Trump returns from two-week ‘working’ holiday to a White House in disarray

US President Donald Trump returns to the Oval Office Monday after a two-week vacation rife with chaos - and the dark clouds plaguing his fledgling presidency show no signs of clearing up. Seven months after taking office the real estate magnate’s approval rating has plunged to a record low. And far from striking a more unifying tone, Trump’s words and actions 8

August 17, 2017 12:10 PM Double delight for Archbishop Holgate's CE Academy duo

A PAIR of pupils at one York secondary academy are celebrating results success. At Archbishop Holgate's CE Academy twins James and Thomas Larwood both achieved BTECs in business Diploma (D*D*) and IT Diploma (D*D*). They are going to York St John University to study games development. Other notable results were: Megan Angell: BTECs in business Diploma 7

August 17, 2017 1:26 AM Walmart’s C.E.O. Had Plenty to Say About Trump. So Did His Customers

This is what they had to say about Walmart chief executive’s decision to weigh into the political fray this week. Sitting in the Walmart parking lot, Louise Adamson, 78, shook her head as she thought about the violence in Virginia. “It’s so saddening to see what’s going on, and it’s getting worse and worse,” she said. Mrs. Adamson and her husband, who recently 33

August 9, 2017 5:48 AM LIVE: Breaking news plus crime, education, politics, travel and more on Wednesday, August 9

Follow the blog for the latest news across the city and beyond There is morning commuter congestion on the A46 at the Cold Ashton Roundabout this morning, which will affect drivers between Bath and the M4 motorway junction. The A4 London Road is looking busy as is the A36 Lower Bristol Road near Widnsor Bridge but traffic is moving well here. Further 11

August 4, 2017 3:02 PM The Tragedy of Playing Politics with Children’s Health

The case of Charlie Gard, a terminally ill British 11-month-old who passed away Friday, is deeply tragic for all involved: the parents who must try to come to terms with the fact that no curative therapy existed for their child; the physicians and nurses who have dedicated their lives to helping children and must continue to do what they think is best for the patient 11

August 3, 2017 7:57 PM We're more divided! Britons are afraid to discuss divisive Brexit, says commentator

BRITONS' fear in discussing Brexit and important political events could lead to an “increasingly divided” country, according to a commentator. Jessica Shepherd said there were “fewer opportunities” for Brits to talk about current affairs with people of a different ethnicity and socio-economic background which was leading to a growing split of opinions 7

August 3, 2017 1:20 PM Livingstone publishes list of all the people he should have killed when he was mayor

KEN Livingstone has claimed Britain would be a much better place if he had killed all the people on his hit list when he had the chance. The former London mayor said one of the great lessons he had learned from Hitler was that democracy was ‘fine for getting you into power’ but politics was really about neutralising your enemies. Livingstone revealed 4

August 2, 2017 5:00 AM Last weekend for Standard exhibition in Neo Artist unit at Bolton Market Place

THE last opportunity to see the exhibition in the Neo Artist unit at Bolton Market Place is this week before it ends this Sunday. 'Standard' is four artists plus their guests dealing with politics in both a witty and serious way. Jason Simpson, director at Neo said that the exhibition was a massive success. He said: “It's been really busy. We’ve had people 3