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Children spend nearly day and half every week on devices

Most children in our region are spending nearly a day and a half every week in front of screens like phones and computers.

Credit: Press Association

That is according to a survey as part of a campaign to get families to go stop screen time tomorrow as part of unplugged day

It is claimed most children are using technology for 4 hours every weekday out side school And even more at weekends adding up to 32 hours a week.

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Removing Corbyn won't solve Labour's problems: Blunkett

Lord Blunkett said the party was failing to appeal to voters Credit: PA

Labour peer Lord Blunkett has said that Labour needs to work out what it stands for before it embarks on a search for a new leader.

The former cabinet minister said he was "not in favour" of Jeremy Corbyn remaining at the head of the party long-term but added "throwing eggs at him at the moment actually isn't going to change anything".

Until the Labour Party actually knows what its new leader stands for and how that's going to relate both to the instincts of the electorate and the reality of globalisation, we are not going to get anywhere.

That is the most enormous challenge for all social democratic parties around the world and I don't have a simple answer.

– Lord Blunkett

Lord Blunkett spoke out on Radio 4 Today programme as Mr Corbyn faces growing calls to resign.

He added: "Jeremy isn't the problem. His project and those around him are the problem."

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EU vote 'won't affect' current investment by Siemens in Hull – but may impact long term plans

Siemens has created 1,000 jobs by ploughing 400 million euros into a wind turbine blade factory on the banks of the River Humber in Hull. The company said the vote to leave the EU would not impact on current investment plans, but UK chief executive Juergen Maier said longer term expansion plans may be affected.

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The AA: Petrol prices could rise within days

Experts have warned petrol prices could rise soon. Credit: Reuters

Petrol and diesel prices could rise within days due to the plunge in the value of the pound, according to experts.

Brian Madderson, chairman of the Petrol Retailers Association, said a rise of 2.5p per litre would be expected if the US dollar continues to trade at around 1.35 to the pound.

"I would think certainly by early to middle of next week we'll see prices moving upwards", he added.

In a statement issued on Friday, the AA also predicted an increase in prices: "Assuming that current market conditions persist over the next 10-14 days, the price of petrol at some fuel stations might be expected to rise by 2.25p a litre or £1.25 a tank."

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Corbyn rejects resignation call and questions its timing

Jeremy Corbyn has rejected calls for his resignation as he questioned the timing of the vote of no confidence submitted by Dame Margaret Hodge.

The Labour leader said the intervention was inappropriate due to "massive political issues" which need to be dealt with following the Brexit result.

Jeremy Corbyn has faced criticism from within his party colleagues at Westminster for his role in the remain campaign. Credit: PA Wire

Mr Corbyn confirmed his intention to deal with the aftermath of Britain's exit as party leader.

I'm carrying on. I'm making the case for unity, I'm making the case of what Labour can offer to Britain, of decent housing for people, of good secure jobs for people, of trade with Europe and of course with other parts of the world. Because if we don't get the trade issue right we've got a real problem in this country.

– Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn
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