MPs are due to vote on plans for gay marriage - a vote which has split opinions. If passed the bill would allow same sex couples to marry in both civil and some religious ceremonies. Charlotte Wilkins has our report.
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Jon Platt's conviction brings to an end a legal battle over unauthorised term-time absences that went all the way to the Supreme Court.