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Corbyn pulls out of Oldham campaign visit

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn pictured earlier this month at his campaign launch for the Oldham West and Royton by-election. Credit: Press Association.

Jeremy Corbyn has pulled out of a planned visit to campaign in the Oldham West by-election amid a shadow cabinet revolt over air strikes on Syria.

A spokeswoman for the Labour leader said: "Regrettably Jeremy Corbyn is not now visiting Oldham because matters to do with Syria mean he must return to London."

Mr Corbyn is at odds with top team after coming out and saying he could not back RAF air strikes against Islamic State in Syria before the shadow cabinet had reached an agreed position on the issue.

Drink Driving: Are penalties tough enough?

A model demonstrates breathalyser equipment. Credit: Press Association.

From the beginning of December, police forces across England and Wales are launching their annual Christmas Drink and Drug campaign - targeting anyone over the limit.

As police forces in our region join the nation-wide crackdown, road safety charity Brake is calling for tougher punishments for those who break the law.

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