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Babies born to some victims of sexual exploitation in Rotherham were taken away from them and their mothers would never see them again, the town's MP said.
A report by Professor Alexis Jay found 1,400 children were sexually abused while in care at the council over a 16-year period.
– Professor Alexis Jay's report
In a number of the cases we read, children and young people had pregnancies, miscarriages and terminations. Some had children removed under care orders and suffered further trauma when contact with their child was terminated and alternative family placements found. This affected not just the victims themselves, but other siblings who had developed attachments to the baby.
Labour's Sarah Champion said it "spoke volumes" about how the authorities did not see these children as victims.
"In my eyes, this is one of the most upsetting parts of the report," she said.
Sir Paul McCartney has been unveiled as the latest celebrity to sign up to the Let's Stay Together campaign.
The campaign, led by Dan Snow, aims to urge Scotland to stay in the UK.
Sir Paul McCartney said:
– Sir Paul McCartney
"The decision on whether to leave our shared country is, of course, absolutely yours alone. Nevertheless, that decision will have a huge effect on all of us in the rest of the United Kingdom. We want to let you know how very much we value our bonds of citizenship with you, and to express our hope that you will vote to renew them. What unites us is much greater than what divides us. Let's stay together."
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko expects to see progress toward peace in the east of the country in the coming days, he said.
"We are waiting that in the very next days, starting from Monday, we can demonstrate the real progress in the peace negotiations," the president said after talks in Brussels.
"Why? Because we are too close to the border where from it would be no return to the peace plan."
The organisers of the Folkestone Triennial gold hunt on a beach in Folkestone have revealed the names of the people confirmed to have found the precious metal buried in the sand.
Kevin Wood, Kirsty henderson and her sister Megan Henderson from Canterbury made their discovery at about 7pm on Friday evening. They had been digging for about an hour before low tide. Each gold bar is worth about £500.
– Kevin Wood, Treasure hunter
“My legs went from under me and I started shaking,” Kevin recalled. “I put it quietly in my pocket. We left the beach and half way home, we pulled over for a drink.”
The vote on a radical shake-up of the way Co-operative group is run is "a momentous and defining moment" for the group, Co-op chair Ursula Lidbetter said.
– Co-op chair Ursula Lidbetter
These reforms represent the final crucial step in delivering the change necessary to return the group to health. This will strengthen the society and enable us to move forward with the urgent work to rebuild the business and deliver on our renewed purpose, in the interests of all our colleagues and our millions of members and customers.
The changes to the group's governance were backed by its members following a landmark vote.
A radical shake-up of the way the Co-operative group is run has been approved by its members.
At a special general meeting in Manchester, the crisis-hit company said 83% of votes were cast in favour of proposals drawn up in the wake of last year when the group racked up £2.5 billion losses.
The plans include reform of the food-to-funerals group's board structure, with elected directors - including the likes of a plasterer, engineer and retired deputy head teacher - largely replaced by professional business people.
The new governance structure includes the creation of a smaller board of directors and a move to a one-member one-vote system.
The European Union is prepared to toughen sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis, the European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said.
The bloc wants to reach a political deal to end the confrontation, he added.
He said: "We are in a very serious, I would say, dramatic situation... where we can reach the point of no return. If the escalation of the conflict continues, this point can come."
"We are ready to take very strong and clear measures but we are keeping our doors open to a political solution," Mr Barroso added.
He described any tightening of sanctions as intended not to escalate the crisis but to push Moscow to negotiate and he stressed that the EU did not want confrontation - "it makes no sense to have ... a new Cold War" - and said that would be "detrimental to all of Europe".
There will be sunny spells and some showers this afternoon with temperatures still feeling cool across Britain.
The family of former Conservative minister Sir David Mitchell, who died aged 86 following a long illness, have paid tribute to the health professionals who looked after him.
– A family spokesman
Sir David Mitchell, the former Member of Parliament for Hampshire North West and minister in the Thatcher governments has died today aged 86.
The family has expressed its gratitude to the health professionals and carers who enabled him to die peacefully in his own home.
Former Conservative minister Sir David Mitchell has died aged 86 following a long illness, his family has announced.
Sir David, who served under Margaret Thatcher in various departments including industry, transport and Northern Ireland, was the father of former Cabinet minister and current Tory MP Andrew Mitchell.
He was an MP from 1964 to 1997, representing Hampshire North West, and died at his home in Odiham, Hampshire, in the early hours of this morning.