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MP holds meeting for families who could be evicted

Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson is holding a public meeting tonight for people concerned over the eviction of more than 70 families from the St Michael's Gate estate.

Their homes could be used to re-house the homeless.

It's after most of them were bought by a new company that wants to rent them out to the council.

Those against the plans say it's a short term fix.

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'We must not allow Yemen to be the forgotten conflict'

Keith Vaz addressed the House of Commons on Thursday.

Labour MP Keith Vaz has appealed at the House of Commons to not allow Yemen to be the "forgotten conflict".

He said: "Last week, 140 young Yemeni's were killed in Sanaa.

"Last night, Houthi rebels fired at warships that are owned by American warships in the Gulf of Aiden.

"The situation in Yemen is deteriorating. We had an important debate on Syria, but we must not allow Yemen to be the forgotten conflict."

David Lidington, the Leader of the House of Commons, responded on behalf of the Government and said: "Yemen is too often overlooked in our focus upon the appalling situation in Syria at the moment.

"The Government needs to continue to do all that it can to help support the UN special envoy to Yemen and his valiant efforts to establish a credible peace process as well as to devote a decent slice of our humanitarian aid budget to help the people in desperate need in that country."


Pressure mounts on government over changes to state pension age

Pressure mounts on government over changes to state pension age Credit: ITV News Central

Pressure is mounting on the government to help thousands of women who say they have been unfairly discriminated against by changes to the state pension age.

Women born in the 1950s say retirement plans have been shattered and many are struggling financially.

Midlands MPs are handing petitions to the government tonight, calling for changes to be phased in.

Yardley MP, Jess Phillips, is one of those MPs backing the campaign:

A Department for Work & Pensions spokesperson said:

The decision to equalise the State Pension age between men and women was made over 20 years ago and achieves a long-overdue move towards gender equality.

There are no plans to change the transitional arrangements already in place.

Women retiring today can still expect to receive the State Pension for 26 years on average – several years longer than men.

– Department for Work & Pensions spokesperson


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