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Tory conference dominated by speculation about Theresa May's future

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Conservatives from the south have been braving the wind and the rain of Manchester for their party conference.

It's been dominated by speculation about Theresa May's future.

There's been criticism of Boris Johnson with many Tories accusing the former MP for Henley of undermining the Prime Minister.

Tonight the current MP for Henley told us Mr Johnson should keep quiet!

As our Political Correspondent Phil Hornby reports.

Phil spoke to Damian Green, MP First Secretary of State, John Glen MP Salisbury, Con, John Howell MP Henley, Con and Tim Loughton MP East Worthing & Shoreham, Con.


New UKIP leader is Henry Bolton from Kent

UKIP members from the South East went to Torquay for their party conference and ended up electing a relative outsider, from Folkestone in Kent - Henry Bolton - as their new leader. He's a former soldier who used to be in the Lib Dems.

UKIP had a disastrous General Election - and their membership fell dramatically. But their new leader has promised to rally the party behind their core message of a guaranteed hard Brexit.

Phil Hornby spent the day on the English Riviera, and watched the build-up to an unexpected result.

'Don't be a Mug' school attendance campaign causes a stir

Is a council justified in telling parents 'not to be mugs' and make sure they don't take their children out of school in term time?

Many, including a mother of three, think East Sussex County Council is being patronising, to say the least.

The words are used in a high-profile campaign aimed at improving poor school attendance in the county. But critics say it's ill conceived and short-sighted.

Our reporter Andy Dickenson has been looking at both sides of the argument and speaks to mother Lara Stutchbury and Nathan Caine from the council.


Jeremy Corbyn to deliver keynote speech today

The Labour leader will deliver his keynote speech today Credit: ITV

Jeremy Corbyn is due to give his keynote speech at his party's conference in Brighton today. The Labour leader will address a record number of members. He'll tell his party they must be ready for Government - even if another General Election is called this year.

Annual show celebrates Britain's cycling industry

The event showcases the country's cycling industry

Exhibitors from the South have joined hundreds of others at the country's biggest cycling show. More than 30 thousand people were expected to visit the Cycle Show in Birmingham over the weekend of the 22nd - 24th September 2017.

However it comes as the Government has announced it is considering the introduction of a new law for cyclists, which would be the equivalent of causing death by dangerous driving. Kevin Ashford reports.

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