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Tonight on Around The House: Coalition fractures and foodbanks

On tonight's political programme from Westminster, Paul Brand and his studio guests discuss the battle lines being drawn between the Coalition parties following the Autumn Statement, as they prepare for the General Election.

Also in the programme; the Archbishop of Canterbury has backed a parliamentary report this week, calling for a united effort to end hunger. Tonight's panel considers the reasons for the growing demand for foodbanks, and the steps needed to tackle food poverty.

You can watch Around The House tonight (Thurs 11 Dec) on ITV at 11.40pm.

Berwick Lib Dem Sir Alan Beith MP (right) joins Paul Brand for tonight's programme Credit: ITV Border

Cumbrian students join National Youth Parliament

Young people in Cumbria are getting ready to vote for who they want to represent them in the National Youth Parliament.

It's the first time Cumbria will put forward three people to represent the county in the group lobbying government on policies that affect children.

Two of the candidates hoping to represent West Cumbria come from St Benedict's School in Whitehaven, where Anna Blaine is a teacher.


First Minister sworn in as a member of the Privy Council

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon Credit: ITV Border News

Nicola Sturgeon will hold her first audience with the Queen since becoming First Minister today.

She will also be sworn in as a member of the Privy Council - a group of advisers to the Queen, most of whom are senior politicians - during her visit to London.

Ms Sturgeon said she was "very much looking forward" to her first meeting with the Queen when the audience was announced last month.

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