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Unacceptable: PM slams Bercow
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Unacceptable: PM slams Bercow

    Theresa May has branded alleged comments made by John Bercow about Commons leader Andrea Leadsom unacceptable. The Speaker reportedly referred to the senior cabinet minister as a stupid woman who was “f***ing useless” in an angry outburst in the chamber on Wednesday. A Downing Street spokesperson said if an official complaint is made by Leadsom then it should be properly investigated by the House. The prime minister has seen the alleged language used and clearly she thinks it is unacceptable, they added. independent investigation currently being carried out by Dame Laura Cox and the cross-party working group chaired by Leadsom herself. A spokesperson for Bercow - who has also been accused of bullying former staff members did not deny the remarks had been made. W...
FA Cup and wedding parties: Travel chaos could hit
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FA Cup and wedding parties: Travel chaos could hit

    People travelling around London for the FA Cup final and royal wedding celebrations may find their journeys scuppered by multiple rail closures. There will be no Southern Rail services between Clapham Junction and Milton Keynes Central, which goes through Wembley Central on 19 May, after Network Rail designated the weekend for planned engineering works. These have since been cancelled, but not in enough time for Southern to staff the services which would normally run. A tweet from one of the Southern Rail team said: "I have been informed that due to the lateness of the decision to cancel the works it is not possible for us to adjust the crew plans and run services on this route at the weekend. It does appear the info on the website is incorrect and we will update....
Eight people dead and number of people injured in Texas Santa Fe school shooting
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Eight people dead and number of people injured in Texas Santa Fe school shooting

    At least eight people are dead and a number of people have been injured in a shooting at a Texas high school on Friday, according to local reports. Students evacuated Santa Fe high school, about 35 miles south-east of downtown Houston, amid a heavy presence of law enforcement and medical first responders. This morning an incident occurred at the high school involving an active shooter. The situation is active, but has been contained. There have been confirmed injuries the Santa Fe school d istrict said in a statement. An assistant principal said the shooter has been arrested and secured, according the Associated Press. Local media reported by Friday mid-morning that at least eight people were dead, a local law enforcement source told ABC TV. The shooter was report...
Royal wedding tomorrow: Harry-Megan wedding cake at the heart of bride and groom
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Royal wedding tomorrow: Harry-Megan wedding cake at the heart of bride and groom

    The royal bakers have revealed they are abandoning the tradition of a tiered wedding cake - and teased of a surprise unveiling on the day. Claire Ptak, who is making the culinary centrepiece, said the layered lemon and elderflower cake will be in three parts of varying sizes. The final design will be unveiled on the big day, with the couple in on the plans, but it will be unveiled in a non-traditional way, she said. "You'll have to wait and see on the day. It's an installation of the way that we're putting it out. It's the last thing that we'll reveal. It's a non-traditional layout," Ms Ptak said. It's a slight shift from tradition. She said: "They loved it. They tried quite a collection. What they said to me is that they really loved the idea of the seasonality ...
WORKPATH ENDS FIRST YEAR WITH IMPRESSIVE JOBS RECORD
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WORKPATH ENDS FIRST YEAR WITH IMPRESSIVE JOBS RECORD

More than 5,000 Tower Hamlets residents were supported into work or training last year thanks to the council's WorkPath programme. WorkPath was launched in April 2017 to provide a bespoke job brokerage and training service for residents looking to get into work either for the first time or after a period of unemployment. In the past 12 months, the team has engaged with men and women of all ages from across the borough. Many have come directly to the WorkPath offices at Upper Bank Street while others have come via partner organisations and outreach sites such as children's centres in other parts of Tower Hamlets. Of those, more than half were from black and minority ethnic communities while one in ten said they would consider themselves to be disabled or dealing with health problems. Al...