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Ennis-Hill named in World Championship squad

Jessica Ennis-Hill impressed over the weekend. Credit: PA

Jessica Ennis-Hill will compete in her first major championship since London 2012 after deciding to go to the World Championships in Beijing next month.

The Olympic heptathlon champion passed the acid test of her fitness at the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games last weekend with flying colours, recording her best performances since the Olympics in the 100 metres hurdles, long jump and 200m.

Sewel case restarts debate on reform in House of Lords

The Lord Sewel case has restarted the debate about reform in the Upper House.

There have long been concerns the House of Lords is too big, having more than 800 members and plans to appoint more.

Rules about when Lords should retire and if peers should be elected rather than appointed rage on.

ITV News' Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship reports:


George Osborne expects more money in people's pockets

The Chancellor has welcomed the rise in GDP in the UK, saying it will lead to better prospects for those in work as the economy continues to grow.

Speaking to ITV News, George Osborne said that the 0.7% growth in the economy was a result of the past five years' policies of reining in public expenditure and promoting business.


Bin lorry crew 'did not have time to react' before crash

Workers on board a bin lorry which crashed in Glasgow killing six people would not have had enough time to stop it, an inquiry has heard.

The aftermath of the tragedy in Glasgow City Centre. Credit: PA

Crewmen Matthew Telford and Henry Toal only had around five seconds to react when the council vehicle started deviating from the road, collision expert Mark Hill said.

The tragedy took just 19 seconds to unfold three days before Christmas last year.

Mr Hill's calculations showed the vehicle was travelling at 25.9mph when it mounted the pavement.

Collision expert Mark Hill leaves the inquiry after giving evidence. Credit: PA

His report said the crew were "physically obstructed" from reaching driver Harry Clarke, who appeared to be unconscious at the wheel.

He said it may have been possible for them to pull the handbrake before the lorry crashed into a hotel but it could have made it lose control in another direction.

Erin McQuade, her grandparents Jack and Lorraine Sweeney, Stephenie Tait, Jacqueline Morton and Gillian Ewing died in the crash.

The inquiry, which is expected to last six weeks, continues at Glasgow Sheriff Court.

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