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Public backing for fracking reaches lowest level

Anti-fracking protesters at a camp near Little Plumpton, Preston

Public support for fracking has fallen to new lows, a Government survey has revealed.

12:10pm Thursday 27 October 2016

Dinenage rejects MP's suggestion International Men's Day not taken seriously

Women and equalities minister Caroline Dinenage said: "For me equality is not a zero-sum game."

An MP who complained that International Men's Day is not being taken seriously by the Government was sharply rebuked by the equalities minister.

12:10pm Thursday 27 October 2016

Law over rape victims could change after Ched Evans case - Attorney General

Attorney General Jeremy Wright said rape victims must be encouraged to come forward to police

The Attorney General has suggested the law could be changed to give greater protection to alleged rape victims following the Ched Evans case.

12:10pm Thursday 27 October 2016

Prison violence reaches record levels with 65 attacks every day, figures reveal

Justice Secretary Liz Truss said the statistics "demonstrate the serious violence and self-harm in our prisons"

Levels of violence in prisons have reached a new high with 65 assaults behind bars every day, new figures have revealed.

12:09pm Thursday 27 October 2016

Sun journalist Anthony France wins challenge over corrupt payments conviction

Anthony France won his challenge at the Court of Appeal

Crime reporter Anthony France - the only journalist to be successfully tried in the wake of a police investigation into payments to public officials - has won an appeal against his conviction.

12:09pm Thursday 27 October 2016

Thousands of jobs secured in post-Brexit boost to Sunderland Nissan plant

Nissan staff in 2014 with the two millionth Qashqai car produced at the Sunderland plant

Nissan has given a double boost to workers at its Sunderland factory, opting to build its next-generation Qashqai and add production of the new X-Trail model at the site.

12:09pm Thursday 27 October 2016

'Strong' services sector buffers GDP against steep post-Brexit slowdown

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 0.5% in its first estimate of third quarter growth, down slightly from 0.7% in the second quarter

The UK economy has bucked expectations of substantial slowdown in the three months after the Brexit vote thanks to a "strong performance" from the powerhouse services sector.

12:09pm Thursday 27 October 2016

X Factor champion Louisa Johnson admits she didn't like her winner's single

X Factor champion Louisa Johnson admits she didn't like her winner's single

She may have won the programme, but the single was the least successful of all the X Factor champs.

12:02pm Thursday 27 October 2016

Starbucks says 'sorry' after blind man with dog is 'throw out of Milton cafe'

A spokeswoman for Starbucks said: "We missed the mark here and have apologised to this customer for their experience."

COFFEE giant Starbucks has issued an apology after a blind man was thrown out of its Milton shop despite having his guide dog with him.

12:01pm Thursday 27 October 2016

Ruth Wishart's Point of View: Young people can shape Scotland's future

LET'S hear it for the Scottish Youth Parliament, which has put out a call for new representatives.

11:55am Thursday 27 October 2016
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