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May reshuffle: Forest of Dean MP quits government

Mark Harper has decided to quit the government and return to the back-benches. Credit: PA Images

The MP for Forest of Dean Mark Harper has announced he is leaving the government to return to the back-benches as part of new Prime Minister Theresa May's reshuffle.

Mr Harper served as Minister of State for Immigration and Minister of State for Disabled People under David Cameron before taking up the role of Chief Whip after the Conservatives won as majority at last year's election.

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Investigations after woman dies after police chase

A 22 year old woman died when the car hit a telegraph pole Credit: ITV News

Investigations are underway after a young woman died in a collision in the Forest of Dean. It happened moments after the car she was in failed to stop for police.

The 22-year-old passenger died when her car hit a telegraph pole. A 21 year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving and causing death by dangerous driving.

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