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Labour leader on the campaign trail in Lincolnshire

Jeremy Corbyn has been campaigning in the Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election sparked by the resignation of Conservative Stephen Phillips. It is taking place in December.

The full list of candidates:

The Iconic Arty-Pole - Monster Raving Loony Party

Victoria Ayling - UKIP

David Bishop - Bus-Pass Elvis Party

Jim Clarke - Labour

Paul Coyne

Dr Caroline Johnson - Conservatives

Marianne Overton - Lincolnshire Independents

Ross Pepper - Liberal Democrats

Sarah Stock - Independent

Mark Suffield

Ed Miliband says MPs will not give up fight to change HS2 route near Sheffield

Residents in South Yorkshire say they're living under a cloud of uncertainty over whether their homes will be demolished to make way for the proposed HS2 rail link.

While rest of the country learned the Government's preferred route today, Sheffield was the only place along the proposal to be left in limbo.

It comes after initial plans to run trains to a station at Meadowhall were shelved, meaning the new route would run right through a newly built housing development in Mexborough.

Doncaster North MP Ed Miliband says there are better routes available to the government that would avoid bulldozing homes in his constituency.

Our political correspondent Daniel Hewitt reports from Westminster.


UKIP names candidate for Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election

Ukip has selected a by-election candidate who was previously embroiled in controversy over remarks calling for immigrants to be "sent back".

Victoria Ayling, who will fight next month's Sleaford and North Hykeham contest for the party, was at the centre of a storm in 2013 after The Mail On Sunday reported it had seen a video from 2008 when she was seeking to stand as a Tory MEP candidate in which she discussed immigration and said: "I just want to send the lot back, but I can't say that."

She said the remarks had been taken out of context and she was only referring to illegal immigrants.

In 2010, Ms Ayling stood for the Tories in Great Grimsby, losing to Labour's Austin Mitchell by just 714 votes.

The Tories are defending a majority of 24,000 in the Lincolnshire by-election on December 8 caused by Stephen Phillips standing down after he raised doubts about the way Brexit is being handled.

Steelworkers march in their thousands to save jobs

Steelworkers from across our region have joined thousands from across Europe to march on the streets of Brussels in the hope of saving their jobs.

Workers from Rotherham, Stocksbridge and Scunthorpe marched alongside those from Germany, Italy, France and other countries. They were calling on the EU to do more to stop China dumping cheap steel on the European market.

It's as workers from South Yorkshire face ongoing uncertainty over the sale of their plants - and bosses in Scunthorpe accuse the UK government of not doing enough to help the industry. Michael Billington reports.

By-election sparked by resignation of MP Stephen Phillips to take place in December

The by-election for Sleaford and North Hykeham - sparked by the resignation of MP Stephen Phillips - is expected to take place in early to mid December.

MP Stephen Phillips

Mr Phillips quit the Conservatives last week because of what he called 'irreconcilable difference' with the government over its handling of plans for leaving the EU.


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Orgreave announcement provokes fury from Labour MPs

Amber Rudd said there would be no inquiry into the Battle of Orgreave. Credit: PA

Labour MPs reacted angrily to the Home Secretary Amber Rudd's decision not to hold an inquiry into the Battle of Orgreave.

Louise Haigh, MP for Sheffield Heeley, who first raised demands for an inquiry with then home secretary Theresa May in a 2015 letter signed by more than 100 Labour colleagues, said it was a "disgraceful betrayal of justice".

She said: "The Home Secretary today has put a screeching brake on the search for truth.

"For many communities in South Yorkshire the question of how police forces from across the country - not just South Yorkshire - which are supposed to be there to serve them could be used against them in such a brutal, deliberate way has left a bitter legacy. This decision will exacerbate that."

Senior backbencher and Leeds Central MP Hilary Benn said: "It's time the truth was told and the Government is failing in its responsibility by ruling out an inquiry."

Aberavon MP Stephen Kinnock branded Ms Rudd's decision an "absolute disgrace", while Barnsley MP Michael Dugher said it was "a complete betrayal of campaigners and a spit in the face for every former coalfield community".

Mr Dugher described the announcement as "a political decision to protect the interests of the Tory party".

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