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Cars parked on street are hazard says woman who is blind

A Sheffield woman, who is blind, says she supports a bill being debated in Parliament to make it illegal to park on pavements.

Sue says Sheffield's streets are difficult to navigate due to cars parked on the pavement Credit: ITV News

Sue Brookes says negotiating the streets along with her guide dog, Conway, is made more difficult and dangerous by cars parked on walkways.

It comes ahead of the second reading of the Pavement Parking Bill in parliament today.

The charity, Guide Dogs, says badly parked cars are creating no-go zones for people living with sight loss.

They say Sheffield and Leeds are among the worst cities in the country for for parking on the pavement.


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Benn: Thoughts with brave men and women of RAF

Hilary Benn today said his thoughts are with the "brave men and women of the RAF" after being praised for his Commons speech calling on Labour to back extending military action against IS in Syria.

Speaking outside his home, the shadow foreign secretary refused to comment on the praise he had received for Wednesday night's speech, which Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said would "go down as one of the truly great speeches made in this House of Commons".

Former Prime Minister's personal items go under the hammer

Around 200 personal items of former Prime Minster, Margaret Thatcher, will go on sale today.

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The online auction will run for two weeks, and a further 150 of Baroness Thatcher's will go under the hammer later in December.

The auction is being hosted by Christie's of London, 25 years after her 11 year tenure at Downing Street ended.

Hull MP gives 'unconditional support' to armed forces - despite voting against Syria bombing

Hull's MP says she will give her full backing to armed forces carrying out airstrikes in Syria - despite voting against them in the Commons tonight.

Diana Johnson was among around 223 MPs who voted against the raids after a 10 hour debate in the commons.


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Benn cheered for 'outstanding' speech backing airstrikes

Hilary Benn received huge applause and cheers from all sides of the House of Commons following his speech in favour of carrying out airstrikes against so-called Islamic State in Syria.

Britain has a "moral and practical duty" to carry out airstrikes against IS in Syria, the shadow foreign secretary told MPs.

Mr Benn asked MPs whether they could stand aside and refuse to act fully, passing the responsibility for defending the UK's national security to other nations, when "we know they (IS) are plotting more attacks".

The Labour MP said: "I believe we have a moral and a practical duty to extend the action we are already taking in Iraq to Syria.

"We must now confront this evil. It is now time for us to do our bit in Syria."

Mr Benn said MPs should not "walk by on the other side" and must show solidarity with Britain's allies.

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond praised Mr Benn's "outstanding" speech, saying it would "go down as one of the truly great speeches made in this House of Commons".

Mr Benn received huge applause at the end of his speech. Credit: HOC

David Davis MP: Syria bombing 'not achieving the aim intended'

The Conservative MP for Haltemprice and Howden, David Davis has told the Commons that he remains unconvinced that British involvement in air strikes on Syria is a good idea.

He told MPs debating the issue ahead of tonight's vote that the so-called Islamic State had grown stronger since a bombing campaign began in Syria.

Hull MP Alan Johnson outlines case for British air strikes in Syria

The Labour MP for Hull West and Hessle Alan Johnson has been stating his case for supporting British involvement in air strikes on Syria.

Mr Johnson told the Common that he believed that tonight's vote would not alter the so-called Islamic State's ability to plan and execute a terror attack on Britain.

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