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Mitch Winehouse launches substance awareness scheme in Gainsborough

The father of Amy Winehouse, who died in 2001, has launched a new programme in her memory to educate children about substance misuse.

Mitch Winehouse with students and staff at Gainsborough Academy

Mitch Winehouse chose Gainsborough Academy to launch the Amy Winehouse Resilience Programme. Its aim is "to support, inform and inspire vulnerable and disadvantaged young people to help them reach their full potential".

The Winehouse family spoke to students about Amy's death, the impact of substance misuse and the Resilience programme.

Gainsborough Academy said, "It is crucial that we work together to educate the young people in the community to make the right choices for their future".

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John Mann: Of course I could do the top job

Outspoken Labour MP John Mann claims he could have been the Labour Party's next leader, but does not have enough support inside the party.

In the past two days the Bassetlaw MP has derided his party for its "monochrome" performance in the general election and released his own "manifesto for a brilliant Britain".

He told ITV Calendar it contains values many traditional Labour supporters would support, but he does not have enough support from party colleagues to challenge as leader:

Asked if he thought he could do the top job in the party, Mr Mann said, "Of course I could do the top job."

"Get me a group of Labour MPs signing a nomination and perhaps I'll be there. But I'm not holding my breath."

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