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Missing Brit's brother from Leeds urges Cameron to get involved

The brother of a British man missing in the Malaysian jungle has urged the Prime Minister to put "real boots on the ground".

Gareth Huntley's brother Mark, who is from Leeds, said: "The media response has been hugely appreciated but we need real action now to find Gareth.

Prime Minister David Cameron has been urged to comment on missing Brit Gareth Huntley. Credit: Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

"We need real boots on the ground in Malaysia. We need real pressure from William Hague at the Foreign Office. So far we haven't heard a word from him or David Cameron.

"Gareth's been missing now for five days and he's alone in the jungle. This was a man working out there as a wildlife volunteer - he deserves our assistance."


Prime Minister visits Newark ahead of by-election

The Prime Minister has been in Newark ahead of next month's by-election.

David Cameron at a sugar factory in Newark

David Cameron visited a sugar factory in the town and spoke to employees over a cup of tea.

The Newark seat was vacated by former Tory MP Patrick Mercer who resigned over a cash for questions scandal.

David Cameron at a sugar factory in Newark

The by-election will be held on June 5.

The Conservatives have selected Robert Jenrick to try to retain the seat after Mercer's resignation while Labour's candidate is Michael Payne.

Roger Helmer, the MEP for the East Midlands, is UKIP's candidate after leader Nigel Farage confirmed he would not stand.

The Liberal Democrats are expected to announce their choice in the coming days while the Buss Pass Elvis party are also likely to announce their runner.

PM snubs Needham cash plea

The mother of missing Ben Needham says the Prime Minister has refused to give her son's case the same financial backing as the McCann family.

Last month Kerry's MP Angela Smith asked David Cameron whether the Needhams could get similar funds as those given to the McCanns in the search for their daughter, Madeline.

But in a written reply David Cameron says the National Crime Agency has supported South Yorkshire police, but made no mention of extra money for the Needham case.

MP calls for Government cash to help find missing Ben

Kerry Needham's MP has today questioned the Prime Minister over financial backing for the search for Kerry's son Ben, who disappeared from Kos 22 years ago.

Angela Smith, the Labour MP for Penistone and Stocksbridge, asked David Cameron at Prime Minister's Questions, why Ben's case is not getting the same Government support as the search for Madeleine McCann and urged him to sanction funds to help find Ben.

Prime Minister visits Barnsley

David Cameron visits Barnsley retailer ASOS

Prime Minister David Cameron praised the way the north of England has been leading the way for economic regeneration. He visited Barnsley based, online retailer ASOS, citing it as an example of the country's recovery.

However, Barnsley's cabinet member for Development, Environment & Culture, councillor Roy Miller, says not enough has been done to bridge the economic divide between north and south.


Prime Minister blames council for Don Valley closure

As the seats are taken out of the Don Valley stadium today, the Prime Minister has told ITV Calendar he blames Sheffield Council for its closure. David Cameron said other councils had found better ways to save money than closing sports facilities.

Answering questions you sent into us, he also insisted the HS2 rail project will go ahead and said the Tories will never have a pact with UKIP. Our Political Correspondent Paul Brand has this interview.

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David Cameron defends 'bedroom tax' system

The Prime Minister vigorously defended his so-called controversial 'bedroom tax' in an interview with ITV News. Asked if it was fair that children "bear the brunt of this kind of policy", he said:

"There is a human impact on the entire country that we currently spend £23 billion a year on housing benefit, that is more, to put it in context than we spend on the entire transport and home office budgets.

"We only spend £33 billion on our entire defence system for the UK. So it's not sustainable to go on with a housing benefit system and a benefit system."

Prime Minister David Cameron, speaking to ITV News presenter Julie Etchingham Credit: ITV News
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