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Chuka Umunna dismisses leadership challenge reports

Chuka Umunna speaking on The Andrew Marr Show on BBC1. Credit: BBC

Former shadow minister Chuka Umunna - once a favourite to replace Ed Miliband as Labour leader - has dismissed reports that he was being lined up to challenge Mr Corbyn before the next general election.

"This issue of the leadership is settled, we don't need to be talking about this any more," the Streatham MP told the BBC's Andrew Marr Show.

"We need to be working out how we win the next general election, because that's the way we put our values into practice."

Mr Umunna warned that Labour can only win an election as a "broad church" and cautioned against any move to punish those who have rebelled against Mr Corbyn.

"We've got to move on from this notion of crushing people who disagree with us," he said. "The strength of the Labour Party is that it is a broad church. Under our first-past-the-post electoral system ... you can only win if you are a broad church political party, and for the Labour Party you have to take in everyone from the left to the centre-left. If we don't do that, we are not going to be able to heal the divisions in society."


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Police find body of missing teen in River Erewash

Police are searching for a 14-year-old boy who went missing after falling into a river Credit: PA

Police searching for a 14-year-old boy who went missing after falling into the River Erewash at Stapleford have found a body.

The emergency services were called at 3.45pm on Saturday (24 September) after the teenager went into the river.

It is understood he had been playing with another boy who has been rescued from the water.

A police helicopter and specialist rescue teams were involved in the search for the teenager.

Nottinghamshire Police said its underwater search unit had located the body of a young male after responding to a report that a boy had gone into the river.

The force received a call at 3.42pm to say that a boy had not re-emerged at the surface after entering the water.

Emergency services, including police, fire and rescue and the East Midlands Ambulance Service were at the scene within minutes.

During a search of the river, the body was found shortly after 5.30pm.

– Nottinghamshire Police spokesperson


Washington shopping centre shooting suspect 'in custody'

A suspect in the fatal shooting of five people at a Washington state shopping centre was taken into custody on Saturday, a spokesman for the Washington State Patrol said.

On Friday, five people were shot dead at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, 65 miles north of Seattle.

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