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Nick Clegg tells Ken Livingstone his actions were 'weird'

Nick Clegg was surprised by Ken Livingstone's comments. Credit: PA

Former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg told Ken Livingstone his actions were "weird" after he said Adolf Hitler was "supporting Zionism" when he rose to power in the 1930s.

Speaking on the BBC, he said: "I never ever thought I would see the day that mainstream, well-known politicians like you would start raking over Hitler's views in a way that people would simply not understand.

"You are responsible for choosing your words carefully and not entering into this weird contorted maze which allows you to start talking about Hitler in the same breath as the Jewish community in Britain today."

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John Mann calls for Livingstone to be expelled from Labour

John Mann has joined calls for Ken Livingstone to be suspended. Credit: PA

John Mann MP has called for Ken Livingstone to be expelled from the Labour Party over comments he made on anti-Semitism.

Following his explosive confrontation with the former Mayor of London, Mr Mann said in a statement: "I have called for Ken Livingstone to be suspended and then expelled from the Labour Party.

"Ken Livingstone clearly hasn’t read Mein Kampf, nor has he studied history. His comments are calculated to offend and are factually inaccurate.

"A top historian would be able to tell him that in 1932 the Nazis had no such policy."


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Labour MP in angry confrontation with Ken Livingstone

A Labour MP has had an explosive confrontation with Ken Livingstone over comments the former Mayor of London made on anti-Semitism.

John Mann confronted Livingstone who was on his way to give media interviews in Westminster, repeatedly calling him a "disgusting racist" and a "Nazi apologist".

A number of Labour MPs have called for Livingstone to be suspended after he said Hitler "was supporting Zionism before he went mad and ended up killing six million Jews".


Taxi driver jailed for 'actively targeting' and raping customer

A taxi driver from Nottingham, who raped his customer instead of taking her home, has been jailed for eight years.

Shapoor Ahmad Azimi Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Shapoor Ahmad Azimi picked up his then 22-year-old victim from outside Propaganda nightclub on Broadway in Nottingham city centre, at around 4am on Sunday 18 October 2015.

But instead of driving her home, the 37-year-old took her to a street in Lenton and raped her on the back seat. He then left her to find her own way home.

She called the police and Azimi, formerly of Chadwick Road in Bulwell, was arrested and charged.

Azimi faced two rape offences. Following a trial, he was found guilty of one count and not guilty of the other. On Monday he was sentenced to eight years imprisonment at Nottingham Crown Court.

As a taxi driver Azimi is entrusted to get people to where they need to be in a timely, comfortable and above all safe manner. He failed on all counts in this case.

We know he actively targeted this woman over other potential fares. He then exploited her vulnerability for his own sexual gratification and abandoned her in the dead of night. Her welfare was never his concern.

But her welfare has been our number one concern and this conviction is a testament to her resilience throughout.

I hope this sentence helps her move on from this terrible chapter in her life and face her bright future with confidence.

– Detective Inspector Clare Dean

Junior doctors strike sees medics at picket lines

Junior doctors have joined picket lines at the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham today. They have withdrawn emergency care for the first time in their ongoing dispute over new contracts.

More than three hundred operations and more than three thousand out-patient appointments have been postponed in the East Midlands because of the two-day walkout by junior doctors.

Junior doctors on a picket at the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham. Credit: ITV News Central/Peter Bearne
Junior doctors in England are withdrawing emergency care Credit: ITV News Central/Peter Bearne

The Government says the reforms are essential to create a "seven days a week" health service.

Two lanes closed on the M1 southbound due to overturned trailer

A car towing a trailer has overturned leading to congestion. Credit: Highways England

Two lanes are closed and there is queueing traffic due to an overturned trailer on the M1 Southbound at J27 A608 (Hucknall / Underwood). There is congestion on M1 to J28 A38 (Alfreton / Mansfield).

Lanes three and four (of four) are closed. A car towing a trailer has overturned. Emergency services are at the scene.

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