Pat McFadden, the Labour MP for Wolverhampton South East, is joining Labour’s Foreign Affairs team as Shadow Minister for Europe, Labour Leader Ed Miliband announced today.
He takes over from Gareth Thomas who moves within the Foreign Affairs team to become Shadow Minister covering the Middle East and North Africa.
Ian Lucas goes from the Foreign Affairs team to Defence covering international security strategy.
Yvonne Fovargue moves from Defence to Education replacing Rushanara Ali as Shadow Minister for Young People.
I’m delighted to be joining the front bench at this crucial time.
I want to make the hard-headed, patriotic case for both Britain in Europe and for change in Europe so that it works for working people.
Labour believes that Europe can and must be made to work better for Britain but we understand that the right road for Britain is change in Europe, not exit from Europe.
John Mann, the MP for Bassetlaw in Nottinghamshire, has taken to social media to gather information about allegations of historic child abuse.
Thank you for the deluge of new information about MPs and historic child abuse. Will take some time to pull all these new threads together
I am finding child abuse victims slowly coming forward after being ignored or worse in the past. Things are moving and are unstoppable
North Notts children's homes. Anyone aware of allegations of abuse or violence in past?
I am dealing with Notts child abuse and MPs historic abuse. Any witness I hear from has an absolute guarantee that they call the shots.
The newly-appointed executive director of Birmingham City Council's children’s services has today resigned from the post - before she even officially began.
Bernie McNally was appointed in August and was due to begin the job next month, but a statement from the council tonight said during her induction she had decided she was no longer interested in the post.
The services have been labelled "inadequate" by inspectors for the last six years.
A spokeswoman said the decision had been made by “mutual agreement”, but said it was “disappointing”.
This news is disappointing as we thought we had secured an excellent candidate from the first class group of people who applied for the post.
Our priority however is to ensure that children are made safe through what we are doing and this is a big collective challenge.
It’s important to remind ourselves that our most serious staffing challenge is to get the right number of social workers doing great social work with the best team management around them.
The statement added that the temporary management team which had been running the department during Ms McNally’s induction would continue while the hunt for a new candidate began.
The children's services admitted last year that 1,400 children in Birmingham were deemed at risk.
The revelation came after a serious case review into the death of 2 year-old Keanu Reeves who was beaten to death by his mother.
Ten people were arrested today for public order related offences after separate English Defence League and Unite Against Fascism demonstrations took place in Birmingham city centre.
Despite a number of flashpoints there were no major clashes between protestors and the police.
The Pakistani High Commissioner for the UK has said he is delighted for Malala Yousafzai, after she was given the Nobel Peace Prize.
Syed Ibne Abbas told ITV News today's honour meant Malala had made history.
Malala Yousafzai praised her fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner during her speech at the Library of Birmingham.
She was awarded the prize jointly with Indian children's rights activist Kailash Satyarthi.
Malala Yousafzai carried on with her school day today, despite being told by a teacher that she had won the Nobel Peace Prize.
After being informed at 10.15, she went to physics class. But all her friends at Edgbaston High School for Girls in Birmingham were congratulating her.
She said she is really happy, although the award isn't going to help her with her GCSEs - that depends on her hard work!
Malala told the media she wants every child to go to school and get an eduction, and wants to tell every child to stand up for their rights.
She said the award is for all children who are voiceless, as she stands up with them and speaks up for them.
Malala Yousafzai has told the world's media that she is honoured to be first Pakistani prize winner.
She thanked her family - especially her father - for letting her achieve her goal and not conforming to stereotypes about treatment of women.
Malala was in chemistry class at 10.15 this morning studying electrolysis when her teacher entered the class and said had something important to tell her!
She said she felt really honoured, because the award is not just a piece of metal. She said she can go forward and believe in herself so every child gets quality education.
There's a huge international media presence at Birmingham Library as Malala Yousafzai gives a speech after being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
She was in school in Edgbaston when she heard, at the age of 17, that she is the youngest ever recipient of the honour.
The cash fund is nearly £700,000. She was awarded the prize for her tireless campaigning for education for girls despite being shot in the head by the Taliban in Pakistan two years ago.