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Primary school children take part in Shakespeare Week

Thousands of primary schoolchildren are taking part in a week-long series of events to introduce them to the work of William Shakespeare.

Organisers say it's all about getting youngsters learning about the Stratford-born Bard from an early age. We've sent our Des out to one school in Nuneaton, to find out what they've been getting up to.


Stratford's Andrew Pozzi wins gold in 60m hurdles

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Stratford-upon-Avon born hurdler Andrew Pozzi claimed gold in the 60 metres hurdles at the European Indoor Championships in Belgrade earlier tonight.

The 24-year-old won in 7.51 seconds to win the first major medal of his career.

Pozzi, the world leader this year, breezed through his heat before beating second place Pascal Martinot-Lagarde and Petr Svoboda, who completed the podium positions, in the final.

Stratford MP in favour of President Trump visit

The Iraqi born Stratford Conservative MP Nadhim Zahawi says he is in favour of President Trump being given a state visit to Britain.

It comes despite the controversy over the President's travel ban on seven nations which the MP feared would mean that having been born in Baghdad he could not travel to see his two sons who are studying in the US.

But recent clarification from the Foreign office confirms the ban does not apply to British citizens. The MP says he has no objection to a State visit from the President.


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Iraqi-born MP who faced US ban attacks Trump policy

An Iraqi-born Conservative MP who was initially blocked from entering the US under new travel rules has said Donald Trump's immigration ban "feeds the ideology" of extremism.

Nadhim Zahawi told ITV's Good Morning Britain that while he supported a tightening of US immigration rules last year, a total ban was "discriminatory", "wrong" and "counter-productive".

The Stratford-on-Avon MP condemned the US policy on Saturday after being advised by lawyers that he and his wife would be barred from visiting their sons, who are studying at American universities.

It was clarified late Sunday that British citizens with dual nationality - such as Mr and Mrs Zahawi - will be able to travel to the US, though they will face heightened checks should they fly in from one of the seven countries on the banned list.

Donald Trump Executive Order: Protest to take place in Nottingham

Thousands of people have gathered across the U.S to protest against President Trump's executive order. Credit: ITV News.

Hundreds of people are expected to join a demonstration in Nottingham to protest against Donald Trump's executive order later.

It follows the presidents ban on nationals from 7 countries entering the United States. One of the organisers of the protest, Niamh Sherwell Cooper, said

"Donald Trump has imposed a ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US. That includes people who helped the US army, that includes people on holiday trying to get home via the United States, that includes people trying to be reunited with their dying parents. It also includes Britons with dual nationality, like our national hero Mo Farah. Even the Iraq-born Conservative MP Nadhim Zahawi will be affected."

– Niamh Sherwell Cooper.

More than 400 people have pledged their support for the demonstration and committed to attend on social media site Facebook. It's one of dozens of demonstrations expected to take place across the UK at the same time.

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