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What's creeping out of that smoke on the platform?

There is something spooky going on down at the Severn Valley Railway in Kidderminster.

Ghost trains, made realistic by a whole bunch of actors, are waiting to greet people at the stations as part of Halloween.

Conservative Party statement following Mark Garnier allegations

As the Prime Minister has made clear, any reports of sexual harassment are deeply concerning and any unwanted sexual behaviour is completely unacceptable in any walk of life, including politics.

The Prime Minister is writing to the Speaker of the House of Commons calling for a new contractually binding grievance procedure to be set up for all MPs and their staff.

Today, as a result of allegations about a serving minister, the Prime Minister has also asked the Cabinet Office to conduct an immediate investigation to see whether those reported actions break the Ministerial Code.

– Conservative Party spokesperson


MP to face investigation over claim he asked secretary to buy sex toys

Speaking on ITV's Peston on Sunday the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said that his cabinet colleague, the MP for Wyre Forest, will be investigated to determine whether he broke ministerial rules.

The claims against Mr Garnier were reported by the Mail on Sunday. The report quoted the 53-year-old as saying he did not deny the claims.

However, Mr Hunt suggested the minister may not have broken the ministerial code.

ITV News Central has tried to contact Mr Garnier to discuss the claims.

Read more: Mark Garnier investigated by Cabinet Office

Man charged with raping a girl under the age of 13

Credit: ITV News Central

A 28-year-old man from Kidderminster has been charged with raping a girl under the age of 13.

Henry Loveridge, of Cobham Road, has also been charged with the attempted rape of a girl under the age of 13, kidnap and possession of cannabis.

The alleged incident happened in wooded area near to Hoo Road on Friday night.

Loveridge is due to appear at Worcester Magistrates Court on Monday.


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