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Theresa May welcomes Portuguese Madeleine inquiry

The Home Secretary said she welcomed the news that Portuguese police would re-open the case in to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

Theresa May said: "I welcome the developments that have taken place and the work the Metropolitan Police are doing with the Portuguese police on this case. I hope that what we're going to see is a resolution to this case for the sake of Maddie's parents and family."

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May: IPCC statement 'makes troubling reading'

Home Secretary Theresa May told the Home Affairs Select Committee it was "quite wrong" of West Mercia Police not to take disciplinary proceedings against the three officers.

Theresa May told the Home Affairs Select Committee that 'the IPCC statement makes troubling reading.'
Theresa May told the Home Affairs Select Committee that 'the IPCC statement makes troubling reading.'

Mrs May said: "The IPCC statement makes troubling reading.

"If it is indeed the case that warranted police officers behaved in the way Deborah Glass has described, that's not acceptable at all."

May: Home Office will back up landlords on immigration

Landlords will have the same backing from the Home Office as employers when asking potential tenants about their immigration status, Theresa May told Daybreak.

The home secretary dodged queries about whether landlords would be expected to act like immigration officers, and said the Immigration Bill was about "making it easier to ensure foreign criminals are easier to deport".

GPs would not be expected to quiz patients about their immigration status but Mrs May said the Home Office were "looking at a number of things in the health service".

Tibetan monk killed in China

A Tibetan monk who founded the first Buddhist monastery in the UK is reported to have been killed in China.

Dr Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche was killed along with two other people in Chengdu today.

Dr Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche talking to Home Secretary Theresa May.
In 2011 Dr Choje Akong Tulku Rinpoche presented Mrs May with a long white scarf endorsed with messages of friendship. Credit: PA

A statement posted by his brother on the Samye Ling Monastery website said:

"I am very, very sorry to inform you all that tragically, my brother Choje Akong Rinpoche, my nephew and one monk who was travelling with then, were all killed in Chengdu today."

Dr Rinpoche attended the 60th anniversary of the signing of the UN Refugee Convention with Home Secretary Theresa May in London in 2011.

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Home Sec: Tory MP 'got it wrong' on EU referendum

Home Secretary Theresa May followed Number 10 in slapping down Adam Afriyie's plan. Credit: Tim Goode/EMPICS Entertainment

Theresa May insisted leadership-backed proposals for an in/out European Union (EU) referendum could be jeopardised by a backbench Tory MP's attempts to force a vote before the general election.

The Home Secretary followed Number 10 in slapping down Adam Afriyie's plan to table an amendment to legislation, which paves the way for a promised vote in 2017.

She said she thought Mr Afriyie had "got it wrong" and added it could pose a threat to James Wharton's Government-backed private members' bill.

Mr Wharton's proposal aims for a referendum in 2017 to give the UK time to renegotiate the terms of its EU membership.

Ms May told BBC1's the Andrew Marr Show: "I think what is crucial is that we have at the next election a Conservative Party that will be offering people a renegotiation, a new settlement with Europe, looking to the future and then putting that to the British people in an in or out referendum.

"What the amendment possibly could do, as James Wharton himself who put in the referendum bill through Parliament has said, is it could actually jeopardise that bill."

PM: It is politicians' actions not clothes that matter

David Cameron said what matters "is not what politicians are wearing, but the ideas in the head and the actions that they are taking."

Asked whether it was "insensitive" that Theresa May had worn sparkly shoes and a Vivienne Westwood suit said to be worth £1,200 for her party conference speech, Mr Cameron said she gave "a great speech yesterday."

Theresa May was wearing these bejeweled heeled shoes for her conference speech yesterday.
Theresa May was wearing these bejeweled heeled shoes for her conference speech yesterday. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The Prime Minister continued: "This is a Home Secretary who has cut immigration, who has cut crime, who got Abu Qatada out of our country and back to Jordan.

"I think that's what matters most of all, not whether someone chooses to spend their money on shoes or a suit or what have you."

May promises tightening of deportation appeal grounds

Home Secretary Theresa May set out new plans on deporting suspected foreign criminals at the Conservative Party conference today.

She said under a new Conservative government offenders would be sent home before their appeals are heard.

She also promised again to pull Britain out of the European Human Rights Act.

ITV News UK Editor Lucy Manning listened to Mrs May's speech:

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