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Lessons must be learned from tram chaos

The Broxtowe MP Anna Soubry says it is essential that lessons are learned from the disruption caused by the tram extensions to Toton and Clifton. Extending the multi-million line which opened last year caused months of pain and disruption for traders and residents. She says this should not be allowed to happen in future big infrastructure projects.

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Laughter ripples round Commons as Ed Balls blows kiss to Broxtowe MP

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls blowing kisses causing laughter to break out in Commons Credit: ITV

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls caused laughter to ripple around the Commons this afternoon as he blew kisses to Broxtowe Tory MP Anna Soubry, who was trying to intervene.

The bizarre episode occurred during a heated debate into the banking inquiry today.

To see the 'commons kiss' click here.