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Clegg tells Cameron: Call early general election

Nick Clegg Credit: HOC

Former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has called on Prime Minister to call an early election.

In response, the Prime Minister countered that the Coalition Government had brought in a fixed-term Parliament, and that the decision on whether to call a general election would be the decision of his successor.

Mr Clegg also thanked David Cameron for his "service to the nation" during the five years he led the Coalition Government.

He also spoke of the Prime Minister to see politics from "other people's point of view".

Mike Tomlinson and team embark on epic ride to Rio

A team of five cyclists, led by Mike Tomlinson, has left the Olympic Park in London on a 3000 mile ride to Rio.

Mike Tomlinson and the team using their peddle power to continue Jane's legacy Credit: ITV Yorkshire

They will get there in time for the opening ceremony of the 2016 games in Brazil.

It is almost ten years to the day since Mike's wife Jane began her most gruelling sporting challenge to ride across America. She died just a few months after completing the journey after a long battle with cancer.

Jane Tomlinson Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Since then her family has continued fundraising in her name and collected millions of pounds.

They are hoping to raise thousands from this challenge, by riding up to 90 miles a day. But for Mike Tomlinson it is more than that.

He said today: "This is very personal for me. Jane was dying when she was riding across America so what excuse have I got not to complete this challenge to Rio".

The team, which includes tv presenter Charlie Webster from Sheffield and former rugby league player Paul Highton is due to complete the journey in 6 weeks.

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Frontbenchers Angela Eagle and John Healey resign

Angela Eagle and John Healey Credit: PA

Prominent Labour figures Angela Eagle and John Healey have both resigned from their positions on the frontbench.

Healey has resigned as shadow housing minister, while Eagle quit as shadow business secretary, saying that the Labour Party needs a "leader who can unite rather than divide".


Petition to honour pensioner who tried to save MP Jo Cox nearly at goal

An online petition to honour the brave pensioner who tried to save the life of MP Jo Cox has nearly reached its 50,000 goal.

Bernard Kenny laid a sunflower in honour of Jo Cox Credit: ITV Yorkshire

More than 47,000 people have added their support to a growing campaign to award Bernard Kenny the George Cross.

The former miner from Birstall tried to intervene when the Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox was attacked. He was seriously injured during the incident and needed hospital treatment.

Yesterday Mr Kenny was honoured by the Batley Bulldogs rugby team at their derby match against Dewsbury Rams.

Humberside police officers to fall silent to mark 1st anniversary of Tunisia attack

Humberside Police force - alongside colleagues from across the country - will fall silent today at 11.59am to mark the first anniversary of the terror attack in Tunisia.

The six victims from our region

Officers and staff will observe one minute's silence as they pay their respects to the 38 people - six of who were from the Calendar region - who were killed during the massacre.

Terror group Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Corbyn reshuffles shadow cabinet in wake of resignations

Jeremy Corbyn pictured leaving his home this morning Credit: PA

Jeremy Corbyn has promoted key allies following a revolt against his leadership of the Labour Party.

Corbyn's reshuffle:

  • Emily Thornberry will be shadow foreign secretary
  • Diane Abbott will be shadow health secretary
  • Pat Glass will be shadow education secretary
  • Andy McDonald will be shadow transport minister
  • Clive Lewis will be shadow defence minister
  • Rebecca Long-Bailey will be shadow chief secretary
  • Kate Osamor will be the new shadow development secretary
  • Rachael Maskell will be shadow environment food and rural affairs secretary
  • Cat Smith is the shadow voter engagement and youth affairs minister
  • Dave Anderson will be shadow Northern Ireland secretary

Nineteen Labour MPs have been either been sacked or resigned from their positions in the party in protest at his leadership.

A motion of no confidence is set to be considered at the Parliamentary Labour Party meeting today, with the possibility of a secret vote on Tuesday.

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