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Miss England director: Mother's entry unfair on child

The director of the Miss England competition says letting a mother enter would be unfair on the child and the family.

In a statement, Angie Beasley told ITV News that any winner of the competition would find it difficult to split attention between the role of being Miss England and being a mother.

Miss World and Miss England are both run by mothers who have normal family values. It is both unfair on the child and her family to take the mother away from home for the year whilst she travels the globe helping charity causes for children. It raises issues about who would take care of the child/children whose mother was fortunate to win. Surely it seems obvious to anyone that for a mother to devote herself fully to a role such as Miss England or Miss World that it would be unfair on any child...

We all see celebrities such as Victoria Beckham and Beyonce as being successful working mums in the limelight. But these people are top celebrities with nannies and the funds to pay for such a lifestyle. Miss England and Miss World become charity ambassadors for the year... and don't have the same support like the top celebrities have, especially when they are first starting out .

– Angie Beasley, Director of Miss England

Model banned from Miss England says rule is outdated

A mother who has been kicked out of the Miss England beauty pageant because she has a daughter says the rule outlawing her is outdated.

She says organisers had originally accepted her application but changed their mind just weeks later as they say competitors who have children can't enter because it is against their policy.

Read: Model banned from Miss England for being a mother

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Man appears in court charged with explosives offences

Glenn Robinson from Newhall was remanded into custody
Glenn Robinson from Newhall was remanded into custody Credit: PA

A 55-year-old man has appeared in court charged with offences including making an explosive substance.

Glenn Robinson from Newhall was remanded into custody at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court this morning.

It's after around 200 people had to be evacuated from their homes on Belvoir Crescent on Saturday evening.

He'll next appear at Derby Crown Court in August.

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Derbyshire County Council to meet over £70m budget cuts

Derbyshire County Council says it needs to cut £157m from its budget by 2018
Derbyshire County Council says it needs to cut £157m from its budget by 2018 Credit: ITV News Central

Derbyshire County Council's cabinet will today meet to discuss budget cuts of up to £70m over the next three years.

The council says it needs to cut £157m from its budget by 2018 following a loss in Government grants.

If the proposals go ahead it says there could be a loss of around 2,000 jobs over the next three years in addition to the 1,600 jobs cuts announced last year.

The council does say every effort will be made to avoid compulsory redundancies by not replacing staff who leave and offering voluntary redundancy.

Services that could be reduced over the next three years include cuts to Direct Care (the council's social care workers scheme), the closure of up to 23 children's centres, removal of school crossing patrols in 2015, the gritting of fewer roads and reduced staffing for libraries.

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