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Corbyn criticises Andrea Leadsom's motherhood comments

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has criticised Andrea Leadsom's controversial motherhood comments about Theresa May.

"She [Leadsom] shouldn't be raising it as a way of criticism, it shouldn't raised as a matter of public debate," he said in an interview with ITV News.

"A man would never be asked those questions - why should a woman be asked those questions?"

They are both putting themselves forward for leadership of their party, it's up to them to have what I hope will be a serious, intelligent and mature debate about the policies each would wish to follow as leader, not reduce it to this sort of level of personal criticism, it's unfair and it's wrong.

– Jeremy Corbyn

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London Fire Brigade: Man dies in house blaze

A man has died following a house fire in the early hours of this morning, the London Fire Brigade has confirmed.

Firefighters got the man out of the first floor of the property, in Ripplevale Road, Islington.

Sadly he was pronounced dead at the scene. Part of the first floor was damaged by fire.

Ripplevale Road, Islington. Credit: Google Street View

Fire crews from Euston, Holloway, Islington and Shoreditch fire stations attended the incident.

The Brigade was called just after midnight and the fire was under control by 1.50am.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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