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Newspaper publishes Andrea Leadsom interview transcript

Andrea Leadsom said she was 'appalled' by the story Credit: PA

A transcript of an interview Conservative leader hopeful Andrea Leadsom gave to The Times discussing her role as a mother has been published.

Mrs Leadsom is reported to have made comments to the newspaper suggesting that being a mother gives her an "edge" over Tory rival Theresa May - who does not have children.

But the 53-year-old denied the claims on social media, saying the newspaper had reported the "opposite" of what she said.

On Saturday, Emma Tucker, the paper's deputy editor, published the supposed transcript of the interview on Twitter in a bid to back up the story.

Former Prime Minister remembered in Salisbury - 100 years since his birth

A special party has been held at the home of former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath who was born 100 years ago today. It's one of a number of events taking place to mark the centenary of his birth, including special exhibitions, concerts and lectures. The politician died in 2005 at the age of 89. His home Arundells, which overlooks Salisbury Cathedral, was left to a charitable foundation and is visited by tourists from across the globe. Mary Stanley has our report

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Former Prime minister's friends mark 100th birthday

Politicians, friends and colleagues of the late Sir Ted Heath gather at his home

The friends of the former British Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath have held a celebration at his home on what would have been his 100th birthday, had he still been alive.

The gathering was held at Arundells in Salisbury, the home where he lived from 1985 until his death in 2005 at the age of 89. The Conservative politician, Sir Edward Heath, was the Prime Minister between the years 1970 and 1974. His former home has become a museum, and is open to the public.

Sir David Hunt, the Chairman of the Sir Edward Heath Charitable Foundation, paid tribute to his colleague.

A cake for the late Prime Minister

Theresa May visits Oxfordshire school

A frontrunner in the Conservative Party leadership race has visited Oxfordshire to open a new project at a special school.

Home Secretary Theresa May, who would become Prime Minister if she won the Tory party contest, visited John Watson School in Wheatley.

She opened the school’s outdoor learning area.

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Theresa May wins leadership ballot: background report

The Maidenhead MP Theresa May won an overwhelming victory in the Tory leadership ballot today. She won the support of nearly 200 Tory MPs. Her nearest rival, Andrea Leadsom got 84. Surrey Heath MP Michael Gove came third - and was eliminated.

The party membership will now decide which of the two women they want. It means Britain will have its second female prime minister in September.

A background report from our Political Correspondent, Phil Hornby.

Theresa May, new MP: a peek inside her bedroom!

The Maidenhead MP Theresa May has won an overwhelming victory in today's ballot.

She won the support of nearly 200 Tory MPs. Her nearest rival, Andrea Leadsom, got 84. Surrey Heath MP Michael Gove came third - and was eliminated.

The party membership will now decide which of the two women they want. It means Britain will have its second female prime minister in September.

Archive report: Theresa May was elected MP for Maidenhead at the 1997 General Election.

Teachers strike over school funding

A strike by teachers has hit schools, parents, and children across the South. The National Union of Teachers took industrial action because of concerns over education funding, pay and workload. In Brighton only five schools out of nearly 70 remained fully open.

Christine Alsford's report includes contributions from 10-year-old Rubie who joined striking teachers in Portsmouth, NUT union members, the Education Secretary Nicky Morgan MP, Amanda Martin, NUT Portsmouth, and parents Katie Pearce and Mike Wroth from West Sussex.

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