Nadine Dorries has told Daybreak that the former Tory Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell gave her permission to take a month off in November, although she admitted she had not mentioned it was to take part in I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!
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Some parts of the UK will be dry and bright on Sunday but on the coast there will be wintry showers and temperatures will remain low.
The live stage version of Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights has reportedly been cancelled after actor Ted Robbins collapsed on opening night.
The much-loved local character, who had lived on the city's streets for decades, died in hospital this week after falling ill.