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Cameron calls on Russia to release MH17 information

Russia probably has "really valuable information" on the MH17 plane crash, which left 298 people dead, and should "release what they know", David Cameron said.

Read: Dutchman was due to fly on both MH370 and MH17

The Prime Minister, who was speaking during a visit to the Shetland Islands, also welcomed the "good news" of fresh sanctions being imposed on Russia by the European Union.

He said: "I would make the point that the people who probably have the really valuable information about what happened to this flight are the Russians and they should release what they know about what happened over the skies of eastern Ukraine."

Watch: UK wants to impose sanctions on Putin's 'cronies'


UK air accident investigators to retrieve black box data

David Cameron has tweeted that air accident investigators in the UK will retrieve date from the black boxes of MH17.


We've agreed Dutch request for air accident investigators at Farnborough to retrieve data from #MH17 black boxes for international analysis.

Read: Dutchman was due to fly on both MH370 and MH17

Labour responds to Big Society Capital launch

Labour’s Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office responds to the Government’s launch of Big Society Capital:

"Charities need all the support they can get. This announcement is welcome, but it is too little, far too late.

"The Government should not over claim at a time when over 70,000 jobs in the sector have been lost in the last year alone and too many charities are cutting back on the support they provide to individuals and communities as a result of the Tory-led Government's cuts that go too far, too fast."

– Jon Trickett MP


McVey laughs off 'Downing Street catwalk' headline

Esther McVey said she thinks it is "great news people are talking about powerful women" in Number 10 after a Daily Mail headline on "the battle of the Downing Street catwalk" was widely criticised.

Read: Esther McStay - why has she missed out on a promotion again?

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg poked fun at the newspaper by tweeting a picture of what he was wearing, while Green MP Caroline Lucas said the headline was an "all time low".

However, the employment minister, who was promoted to attend Cabinet meetings in yesterday's reshuffle, said: "I think it's great news that people are talking about powerful women walking up in to Downing Street.

"You've got some great women there now, secretaries of state, new people who've just come in to Parliament."

"So, you know what? If it takes a photo of some women getting a new job to start a whole generation of new young girls talking about what jobs I can do then that's fine by me," she added.

Read: New faces and big movers in the Cabinet reshuffle

Cameron defends number of women in his Cabinet

David Cameron has been questioned on the percentage of women in his Cabinet during Prime Minister's Questions.

David Cameron speaking during PMQs
David Cameron speaking during PMQs

Given his commitment to equality, will the Prime Minister explain why 75% of his cabinet are still men.

– Labour MP Emma Lewell-Buck

Read: New Cabinet team 'reflects modern Britain'.

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