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Justine Greening appointed education secretary

Greening was given a role in May's new government Credit: PA

Justine Greening has been appointed education secretary and minister for women and equalities, Number 10 said.

She was formerly the secretary of state for international development.

She told reporters it was her "perfect job" as she left No 10.


Justine Greening arrives at Downing Street

Justine Greening arrives at Number 10 Credit: ITV News

Justine Greening, the secretary of state for international development, has arrived at Number 10, as Theresa May's Cabinet reshuffle continues.

An announcement on her position in the Cabinet is expected soon.

Asked if she might fill the health or education posts, Ms Greening said "it's not up to me".

UK sends medics and equipment to assist Nepal

A team of more than 60 search and rescue responders and medical experts has been deployed to support the relief effort in Nepal, International Development Secretary Justine Greening said.

A Department for International Development-chartered flight is leaving London tonight for Kathmandu, carrying seven UK International Search and Rescue crews, four search and rescue dogs, a medical support team and a hazardous materials specialist.

They will take with them more than 11 tonnes of kit, including torches, axes, rope, search cameras, stretchers and tents.

Also on board will be trauma medics travelling as part of a DFID-deployed UK Med team and a five-strong Foreign Office Rapid Deployment Team.

ITV News' Political Correspondent Lewis Vaughan Jones reports:

Four charities to get £3 million for Iraq relief effort

The Government has announced the four charities that will share £3 million to provide humanitarian aid in northern Iraq.

International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced the charities are: Mercy Corps, Save the Children, the International Rescue Committee and Action Against Hunger.

The funding is being provided through her department's Rapid Response Facility, which fast-tracks money to charities in the event of a humanitarian crisis.

It is part of the £8 million Iraq aid package released by the Government on Thursday.

UK pledges £15m more in typhoon aid

A village is destroyed on the northern tip of Cebu Province. Credit: Reuters

Britain is to contribute another £15 million towards helping the Philippines recover from the devastation wreaked by typhoon Haiyan, International Development Secretary Justine Greening has announced.

The aid boost - which takes the total UK contribution to £75 million - will help fund efforts to rebuild homes and get people back into jobs.

One of the biggest storms on record, Haiyan killed at least 5,700, destroyed or damaged the homes of six million people and directly affected another nine million.

Among reconstruction efforts being supported by the aid is the rebuilding of homes, schools and hospitals, the restoration of public services and employment programmes.

Efforts to revive the devastated rural economy include reconstructing irrigation systems, replanting coconut trees and re-establishing fisheries.

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