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New £1.4 million FGM Prevention Programme announced

Parents will face prosecution if they fail to stop their daughter becoming a victim of female genital mutilation under new legislation to be unveiled by the Government at a summit in London.

A £1.4 million FGM Prevention Programme for survivors and those at risk of the practice are among a raft of plans to be announced by Prime Minister David Cameron at the Girl Summit, which is being co-hosted by the Government and Unicef.

RMT Union to vote for new leader

Members of the RMT Union will begin voting for a new General Secretary today. The new boss of the National Union of Rail Maritime and Transport Workers will replace Bob Crow who died of a heart attack in March after 12 years in the job.

The ballot will remain open for the next two months.


Baby found dead in Chesham, mother taken to hospital

A baby has been found dead after police were called to a property in Chesham in Buckinghamshire this morning. The baby's mother has been taken to hospital where her condition is described as life-threatening.

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In a statement, Thames Valley Police said:

"We were called to an address in Deansway, Chesham at 9.30am. Officers are currently attending the unexplained death of a young baby. The mother of the baby has been taken to hospital. The investigation is currently in a very early stage. Further details will be released when available."

Family car 'rotated and turned' as it fell into sinkhole

The actual size of it is what I think has taken us most by surprise.

It's just swallowed the car whole. The car has managed to rotate and turn, it's on its side but its also facing the opposite way from where it was parked.

So just the sheer size of it, and obviously what could have happened, and of course we're wondering what else is going on in the area.

– Liz Conran


Sinkhole was so deep 'we had no idea if the car had fallen in'

Liz Conran said her daughter was getting ready to go out for the day when she suddenly realised the car had vanished, adding:

"My daughter went to go and let her horses out because she was going off somewhere for the day and she had to drive up there, and she got herself all ready, got to the door, and saw her car wasn't there.

"She thought that was a bit weird, of course it was still fairly dark outside, so she went round to the kitchen window and then she saw the crater and just started screaming. We just kind of took it from there really."

Phil Conran at a safe distance from the sinkhole Credit: ITV News/Rags Martel

Huge sinkhole opens up and swallows family car

A huge sinkhole has opened up outside a house in Buckinghamshire, and swallowed the family car. Liz and Phil Conran's daughter discovered the crater on Sunday morning outside the property in High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire.

Main Road, Walter's Ash, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire Credit: ITV News/Rags Martel
The family said it was left "stunned" by the crater Credit: ITV News/Rage Martel

Hollywood actors filming in Buckinghamshire

Two Buckinghamshire villages are fast becoming the most filmed in the world. Hambleden and Fingest , which are just two miles apart, are popular filming locations because of their close links to London.

George Clooney and Matt Damon were in Fingest last week to work on the production The Monuments Men - a World War two film. Hambleden has recently featured in the ITV productions Endeavour and Poirot.

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