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Seven-year-old asks Jeremy Corbyn: "When will you be Prime Minister?"

Jeremy Corbyn was asked about his plans to become Prime Minister by a seven-year-old girl when he visited a museum in Lancashire.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth

The UK's newest aircraft carrier arrives in Portsmouth

The UK's new £3 billion aircraft carrier is a clear signal the country will remain a fully engaged global power, Theresa May said, as the ship arrived in Portsmouth.
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Cameras have already been given to 17,500 officers

Armed police to wear head cameras

Firearms officers working in the capital will be given head-mounted cameras to boost transparency, more than three years after the plans were first mooted.

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Conservative MEP Sajjad Karim

Tory MEP: Britain's 'ridiculous Brexit mess'

Sajjad Karim is a Conservative member of the European Parliament for the north west. Here he explains why he believes the nation is on a path to 'disaster' and argues his colleagues need to change their approach to leaving the EU.

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European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker

Juncker and Brussels team spent £24,000 on 'air taxi' for one-night trip to Rome

European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker and his team racked up a 27,000 euro (£24,450) expenses bill for European Union taxpayers by chartering a private jet for a one-night visit to Rome.
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Electricity is a rip-off

OPINION: Electricity is a rip-off – we need a truly radical intervention in the energy market

British Gas has raised electricity prices by 12.5% and its rivals are likely to follow suit. Another round of inflation-busting increases has put calls for an energy price cap back on the agenda.

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Tony Blair

High court rejects Iraq general's bid for Blair war prosecution

The High Court has blocked a bid by a former chief of staff of the Iraqi army to bring a private prosecution against Tony Blair over the Iraq War.

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One PSPO could ban dog walking, public singing and loitering in one area.

Concern at 'busybody' council powers targeting swearing, dog walking and busking

Councils have accelerated their use of "busybody" powers to criminalise acts such as swearing, dog walking and busking in public spaces, according to a civil liberties group.
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Protest group draws a line under row with councillors

Protest group draws a line under row with councillors

The leader of a protest group in St Helens at the centre of an increasingly bitter dispute with councillors has sought to put the row behind him.

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Saulo Cwerner co-ordinates the Lancashire Refugee Resettlement Programmes

Friendly Lancashire attracting more refugees

It was a simple gesture, but for frightened Syrian refugee Ahlam Hasan it meant the world.

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Coun Joan Lilly

Young people’s plan launched

The Knowsley Partnership has launched its Children and Young People’s Plan for 2017-2020.

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Coun Tom Hargreaves

Former mayor is made an honorary alderman

A former St Helens Mayor has been made an Honorary Alderman of the borough for his long service to the community and council.

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Conor McGinn MP

McGinn: I will remain independent-minded

St Helens North MP Conor McGinn has thanked voters for re-electing him to Parliament.

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Exterior of St Helens Town Hall, Victoria Square, St Helens.

Parish councillors guilty of making racial slurs

Two parish councillors from Billinge have been found guilty of bullying residents and hurling racist abuse at a woman during a council meeting.

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Shaun Woodward served as St Helens South's MP between 2001 and 2015

Woodward: DUP deal could risk peace process

Former St Helens MP Shaun Woodward says he believes Theresa May’s pact with the Democratic Unionist Party will put lives at risk.

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Parish councillors guilty of racially abusing resident

Parish councillors guilty of racially abusing resident

Two parish councillors from Billinge have been found guilty of bullying residents and hurling racist abuse at a woman during a council meeting.

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St Helens town hall

Parish councillors investigated over racist abuse claims

Two parish councillors from Billinge have been accused of bullying residents and hurling racist abuse at a woman during a council meeting.

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Theresa May

Who's who in The Conservative cabinet reshuffle

Things can change very quickly in the political world.

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Theresa May, Secretary of State James Brokenshire, and Arlene Foster at the Balmoral Show last month

A deal for every vote: How the DUP will support Theresa May

The DUP and the Conservatives are working towards an arrangement which would allow the DUP to negotiate a fresh deal every time the government needs its support in the Commons.

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Results from polling stations across the country are rolling in, with an exit poll suggesting the Conservatives will be the largest single party in the new Parliament

Predictions of a hung parliament as results roll in

Results from polling stations across the country are rolling in, with an exit poll suggesting the Conservatives will be the largest single party in the new Parliament - but short of an absolute majority.

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