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Essex MP: Breastfeeding in Commons 'would open us up to ridicule'

Simon Burns is the MP for Chelmsford. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Allowing female MPs to breastfeed in the House of Commons would risk ridicule from the press, an Essex MP has said.

Conservative Sir Simon Burns, urged "caution" over the potential move to make the Commons more family friendly, during a Westminster debate on the subject.

The former health minister added that he agreed with the former Speaker Baroness Boothroyd, who said she would allow breastfeeding in the Commons when supermarket checkout staff were able to do the same.

There is an appropriate time and place in which breastfeeding should take place and I'm just giving a word of caution that one does not want this issue to degenerate into an opportunity where the merits of the case are undermined because we are ridiculed by what is being proposed.

– Sir Simon Burns

Presidential approval sees Suffolk beer sale spike

David Cameron and President Xi Jinping held off on the bar snacks. Credit: ITV Anglia.

Sales of Suffolk beer Greene King IPA have rocketed in China after their president was seen sipping a pint of it alongside David Cameron on a recent visit to the UK.

The Prime Minister treated President Xi Jinping to a drink at his local pub in Buckinghamshire last month.

That led to a surge in sales in the far East with some importers reporting that they have now run out of stock.

Greene King who are based in Busy St Edmunds, say they are now looking at increasing their shipments.


David Cameron hails "extraordinary courage" of police officer killed by gunman

The Prime Minister David Cameron has hailed the "extraordinary courage" of Essex police officer PC Ian Dibell, who lost his life while trying to stop a gunman in 2012.

Mr Cameron unveiled a memorial stone in honour of the 41-year-old, saying "it was a poignant reminder of what our police do to protect us."

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"I hope that as people visit this memorial over the generations, they will be inspired to stop for a moment to remember the extraordinary courage of one brave man who gave everything to protect the people he served in Clacton-on-Sea."

– David Cameron

Pictures: Prime Minister arrives at ceremony to honour murdered Essex police officer

Prime Minster David Cameron arrives at the service today. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Prime Minister has arrived at a ceremony honouring a murdered Essex Police officer.

The Prime Minister addresses the audience. Credit: ITV News Anglia

PC Ian Dibell was killed while off duty in Clacton in 2012. A memorial stone will be unveiled in the town later this afternoon.

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