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'Positive reasons' for free vote on Syria says Shadow minister

A member of Labour's Shadow Cabinet has rejected claims that the party's leadership has mishandled its position on military action in Syria.

There has been intense criticism of Jeremy Corbyn for writing to Labour MPs setting out his position before the Shadow Cabinet had reached an agreement.

He'd also earlier indicated that he wouldn't allow a free vote - where MPs vote according to their own conscience rather than following the party whip - when parliament decides whether or not to back action.

But speaking on a visit to the National Assembly in Cardiff, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Seema Malhotra, said that it had been 'a really important way to have this conversation.'

And she told Political Editor Adrian Masters that 'there are many positive arguments' for giving Labour MPs a free vote.

'First ever' Christmas lights untangler employed

Credit: Wales News

A young woman has beaten more than 100 people chasing Britain's "first ever" job dedicated to untangling Christmas lights.

21 year-old Anya Mugridge landed the four-week seasonal job at a Tesco store in Wrexham, north Wales - by showing her nimble fingers to sort out a mess of festive wires.

She was chosen for her skills as special person to "relieve some of the stresses often associated with the Yuletide season, specifically, tangled tree lights".

Christmas is my favourite time of the year and at home it's always me that gets to put up the lights, so I've definitely got the right experience for the job.

Untangling Christmas tree lights can be frustrating but I find listening to music and having a cuppa gets me into the right frame of mind.

I'm really looking forward to helping people with one of the more tricky jobs this Christmas.

– Anya Mudridge, Untangler


Residents evacuated after nursing home fire

Residents have been evacuated after a fire broke out at a nursing home in North Wales.

It happened at a nursing home on Copthorne Road Credit: ITV News

Crews were called to the home on Copthorne Road in Colwyn Bay at 21.17 on Thursday evening.

The fire was brought under control and contained to the basement area of the building, and all residents have been evacuated as a precaution.

North Wales Fire and Rescue service could not confirm the name of the nursing home.

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