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Jess Phillips: 'So much for putting country before party'

Yardley MP Jess Phillips reacted quickly to the PM's election announcement Credit: PA Wire

Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed she wants to hold a snap General Election on 8 June after having a change of heart on going to the polls.

Yardley MP Jess Phillip reacted quickly to the news tweeting 'so much for putting country before party.'

The Labour MP expressed frustration at the swiftness of the decision tweeting 'Here's an idea why don't we just wait.'

Gianfranco has resigned as manager of Birmingham City

Gianfranco Zola has resigned as the manager of Birmingham City.

The Blues lost 2-0 today (17 April) at home to Burton Albion. He has only won twice since taking over in mid December.

Birmingham are at risk of relegation, sitting just three points above the drop zone.


Derby County hold minute's silence in memory of supporter

Hannah Bladon Credit: Family Photograph

A minute's silence will be held before today's Derby County game with Huddersfield Town, to mark the death of Rams supporter Hannah Bladon.

20-year-old Hannah, who was from Burton-upon-Trent, was murdered on Good Friday in Jerusalem where she was studying at The Hebrew University.

She has been described by her family as 'the most caring, sensitive and compassionate daughter you could ever wish for.'

Everybody at Derby County would like to express our sincerest sympathies to the Bladon family.

– Derby County statement
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