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‘Poor children are overweight’ – Emily Thornberry defends free school meal plan

‘Poor children are overweight’ – Emily Thornberry defends free school meal plan

Media captionThornberry: ‘They are overweight and that is because of poor eating’ Poor children are overweight and Labour’s plans to extend free school meals to all primary pupils in England will help tackle the issue, the shadow home secretary has said. Emily Thornberry told the BBC that if pupils were given lunch they were “being […]

Russia to blame for Syria deaths – Sir Michael Fallon

Russia to blame for Syria deaths – Sir Michael Fallon

Image copyright AFP Russia is to blame for “every civilian death” in the chemical weapons attack last week in Syria, Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon has claimed. Sir Michael, writing in the Sunday Times, said the Kremlin was responsible “by proxy” as the “principal backer” of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. It comes after Foreign Secretary […]

Jeremy Corbyn says US air strikes in Syria ‘wrong’

Jeremy Corbyn says US air strikes in Syria ‘wrong’

Media captionJeremy Corbyn: US attack ‘wrong’ without UN backing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has criticised US air strikes against Syria – putting him at odds with the party’s deputy leader Tom Watson. Mr Corbyn said the US should not have acted without United Nations backing. But Mr Watson told The Birmingham Mail the US strikes […]

UK government ‘fully supports’ US air strike in Syria

UK government ‘fully supports’ US air strike in Syria

Media captionMichael Fallon: “Limited and appropriate action against the airfield… action we fully support” The UK government says it “fully supports” the US missile strike against an air base in Syria over a suspected chemical weapons attack. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said the PM had been “informed throughout” but the UK was not asked to […]

Tory AMs face backlash over Mark Reckless move from UKIP

Tory AMs face backlash over Mark Reckless move from UKIP

Media captionIn 60 seconds: UKIP AM Mark Reckless rejoins the Tories Tory AMs have put their positions “in jeopardy” by allowing Mark Reckless to join them, a UK Conservatives source has told BBC Wales. Mr Reckless quit UKIP in Cardiff Bay on Thursday to sit as a Tory AM. According to the rules of the […]

Westminster Bridge attack victim Andreea Cristea dies

Westminster Bridge attack victim Andreea Cristea dies

Image caption Andreea Cristea was on holiday with her partner Andrei Burnaz A Romanian woman who fell into the Thames during the Westminster terror attack has died, police have said. Andreea Cristea is the fifth victim of the attack on 22 March, in which Khalid Masood drove into crowds on Westminster Bridge then stabbed a […]

Sturgeon praises Clinton in New York

Sturgeon praises Clinton in New York

Image copyright Elizabeth Lloyd Image caption Hillary Clinton and Nicola Sturgeon met backstage at the Women in the World event First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has met the former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in New York. They chatted backstage at the Women in the World conference where they each gave separate live interviews. The […]

Brexit vote a ‘bad decision’, says Irish minister

Brexit vote a ‘bad decision’, says Irish minister

Media caption‘Brexit will be painful for Britain’ – Irish Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan Voting to leave the European Union was a “bad decision” for the UK, the Irish foreign minister has said. Charlie Flanagan said Brexit could be “painful” for the UK and his country, which he added should not be “placed in a position […]

UK ‘must be ready to vote against EU measures’

UK ‘must be ready to vote against EU measures’

Image copyright PA Ministers must continue to scrutinise – and be prepared to vote against – new EU measures while it remains a member of the EU, a committee of MPs has said. EU proposals should be considered by the UK both as an EU member state, and in terms of their Brexit implications, the […]

Theresa May and Donald Tusk ‘seek to lower Brexit tensions’

Theresa May and Donald Tusk ‘seek to lower Brexit tensions’

Image copyright EPA Theresa May has met European Council President Donald Tusk ahead of the start of Brexit talks and stressed the “positive” tone shown by both sides. After this week’s row about Gibraltar, an EU source said they would “seek to lower tensions that may arise”. Downing St said the PM “made clear” that […]