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Liz Truss pledges Government will respect Supreme Court Brexit decision

Lord Chancellor Liz Truss Credit: PA

The Lord Chancellor Elizabeth Truss has issued a statement following the Supreme Court judgment on Article 50.

The 11 justices of the Supreme Court heard evidence over four days in December 2016 before handing down their judgement today (24 January 2017).

The Lord Chancellor, MP for South West Norfolk, called the justices “people of integrity and impartiality”, and pledged that the government will respect the decision of the highest court in the country.

Our independent judiciary is the cornerstone of the rule of law and is vital to our constitution and our freedoms. The reputation of our judiciary is unrivalled the world over, and our Supreme Court justices are people of integrity and impartiality.

While we may not always agree with judgments, it is a fundamental part of any thriving democracy that legal process is followed. The government has been clear that it will respect the decision of the court.

– Liz Truss


PM: Lincoln City defeat of Ipswich a 'fitting tribute' to former manager Graham Taylor

Theresa May made the remarks during Prime Minister's Questions this afternoon. Credit: PA

Theresa May has described Lincoln City's FA Cup shock defeat of Ipswich Town a "fitting tribute" to former manager Graham Taylor, who died at the age of 72 last week.

Non-league City beat Championship side Ipswich Town 1-0 in a third round replay at Sincil Bank, thanks to Nathan Arnold's stoppage time goal.

It means the Imps have reached the fourth round of the famous cup competition for the first time since 1976, when Taylor was manager.

The Prime Minister made her remarks following a question by Lincoln MP Karl McCartney, who likened the football team's success to the government's 12-point plan for Brexit.

"Can I join you in congratulating Lincoln City on their victory last night, and say I think it was a fitting tribute to Graham Taylor that they won that match."

– Theresa May, Speaking at Prime Minister's Questions

Inmate at Milton Keynes prison found with banned al Quaida magazine

HMP Woodhill in Milton Keynes. Credit: Press Association.

An inmate at HMP Woodhill was caught with a copy of al Qaida magazine Inspire, the Ministry of Justice has revealed.

New figures reveal a number of instances of the banned publication being discovered at high-security prisons over the past five years.

The inmate at HMP Woodhill in Milton Keynes was found with a copy in 2013. Other prisoners at HMP Manchester, Belmarsh Prison in London and HMP Frankland in Durham also had the magazine confiscated.

The magazine formed part of the prisoners' defence paperwork, but possession of it could be a criminal offence. In each case it was removed.

The information was released in response to a parliamentary question tabled by shadow justice secretary Richard Burgon.

What happens to Fenland celery and Newmarket sausages after Brexit?

What happens to the protection on the name of Newmarket sausages after Brexit? Credit: ITV News Anglia

There's been a call for steps to be taken to ensure regional specialities like Fenland celery and Newmarket sausages to remainl protected after Britain leaves the European Union.

At the moment more than seventy products are covered by EU rules but it's not yet clear what will happen to that protection after Brexit.

Food industry representatives say resources need to be made available now to ensure there's a scheme ready to replace the EU system when necessary

Click below to watch a report by ITV News reporter Kevin Ashford


Corbyn to reveal Brexit plan in Peterborough speech

Jeremy Corbyn MP, Labour Leader. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, will give a speech at a community centre near Peterborough this afternoon.

He will outline his plan to make Britian better off after Brexit.

Mr Corbyn will say: "There can be no question of giving Theresa May’s Tories a free pass in the Brexit negotiations.

"Unlike the Tories, Labour will insist on a Brexit that works not just for City interests, but in the interests of us all.”

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