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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

Man jailed for 19 years for Doncaster rapes

A 27-year-old man has been sentenced to 19 years in prison for the rape and robberies of a number of women in Doncaster in 2014.

Jean Butoyi, formerly of Hyde Park, Doncaster, was jailed at Hull Crown Court , after a jury found him guilty of two counts of rape, four counts of robbery and one count of theft following a trial in May this year.

Jean Butoyi jailed for "truly horric crimes" Credit: South Yorkshire Police

The court heard how in May and June 2014, Butoyi lured two of his victims, who cannot be named for legal reasons, to an area off Thorne Road where he threatened them with violence and raped them.

One of the women was threatened with a knife and after the sexual assault, Butoyi took the contents of her handbag before leaving the scene. Butoyi was described as a 'violent and dangerous sexual offender' by the detectives who put him behind bars. Butoyi will be deported upon his release from prison.

His crimes were truly horrific and his victims have shown tremendous bravery throughout our investigation. I hope that the positive result today offers his victims some reassurance that justice has been served and hopefully gives them the closure they need to move on from this traumatic time in their lives.

– Investigating officers Detective Constables Alex Kirby and Chris Dalton

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EU exit: What happens next

The news of our exit from the EU has been greeted with a mixed reaction across our region - with grim warnings from the financial sector of the impact the decision will have on our living standards.

Others though say that once the political upheaval is over - we'll be much better off. Katie Oscroft has been looking at what happens next.

Leave voter: Great Britain will be better placed to make its own decisions

Kara Terry, a pet sitter and dog walker from Lincoln, says she chose to vote Leave because she wants the UK to be able to "govern its own destiny."

Ultimately I decided to vote out in the EU Referendum, many because I believe by coming out of the EU, Great Britain will be better placed to make its own decisions, and govern its own destiny.

– Kara Terry

Hull City Council focuses on 'safeguarding investments' flowing into city

The leader of Hull City Council has released a statement saying the council is focusing on ensuring investment will continue flowing into the city after the country leaves the EU.

Following the referendum result, Hull City Council remains completely focused on safeguarding the huge investments and developments now flowing into the city.

In particular, we want to secure the long-term future of our new, green energy industries and to ensure that Hull is well placed to maximise the potential of its year as UK City of Culture.

As a major international trading port, our relationship with Europe is critical to maximising the prosperity of the city, Yorkshire and the Humber and, indeed, the UK.

Whilst we must wait to see what the timetable and negotiations around the UK’s exit will bring, we are determined, working with our businesses and other stakeholders, to do everything possible to ensure that Hull maintains the momentum of regeneration and job creation that is now happening in the city.

– Councillor Stephen Brady

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Yvette Cooper: UK in 'deep and dangerous waters'

The outcome of the EU referendum has thrown the UK into "difficult and dangerous waters", Labour MP Yvette Cooper has said.

The MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford repeatedly dodged questions she was asked about Jeremy Corbyn's leadership of her party, instead insisting that the priority now was to "put the country first" and to work above party politics to ensure that the UK did not fragment in a "deep and dangerous way".

We have to respect the decision the country took, no matter how disappointed we might feel about it.

– Labour MP Yvette Cooper on the leave outcome

Ms Cooper added that trade unions would now need to work with the Government to ensure that "Labour communities are protected". The MP continued that the country was deeply divided over immigration.

Head of LNT Group: Government needs to enforce a very strong divorce from the EU

The multi-millionaire head of the LNT Group which owns supercar manufacturer Ginetta said he was surprised the results of most of the polls predicted a victory for the remain campaign. Lawrence Tomlinson says the decision to leave will be good for business both big and small.

I think we have got a Government now with a clear mandate that needs to enforce a very strong divorce, if you want to call it, from the EU. I have many friends in Europe who I will continue to trade with, and it is important that we stay friends with people in Europe, but we must not end up with a poor deal, we must remain firm because remember, they need us, just as much, if not more, than we need them. There's a difference between what's actually happening and the reality of real businesses and gambling, so we have seen big swings in the currency. It will settle down at a reasonable number. It seems it is doing that already, after the hysteria of this morning, but other than that I think it will be business as normal next week.

– Lawrence Smith

Finance expert: Leave vote could trigger global recession

Finance expert David Scott says the Leave vote could trigger a global recession.

Investment manager David Scott

Yorkshire's leading companies saw share prices plummet this morning but Mr Scott says the problems for the country could get far worse.

The global economy never recovered from the 2008 recession, now things are coming home to roost. Us voting to leave is going to unleash tensions which could cause chaos within Europe.

The global recession was coming, the events of our referendum have just brought it forward.

– David Scott
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