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Westminster Dog of the Year

The canine companions of two Yorkshire MPs were among the four-legged friends fighting to win the paw-litical event of the year. Boris, owned by Elmet and Rothwell MP Alec Shelbrooke and George, the four-legged friend of Dewsbury MP Simon Reevell, were among 24 political pooches that lined up to contest the annual Westminster Dog of… Read more »

Move Pervert Jimmy Savile’s Grave

A TORY MP last night called for TV pervert Jimmy Savile’s body to be moved to an unmarked grave. Alec Shelbrooke, MP for Elmet and Rothwell, west Yorks, also said the TV host’s charitable trusts should be disbanded. On Twitter, Mr Shelbrooke wrote: “The BBC needs a full independent investigation and anyone found wanting no… Read more »

Halt rush to force student targets on colleges, say MPs

In a letter to The Daily Telegraph, 30 Conservatives warn that pressure on tutors to recruit more undergraduates from poor backgrounds “undermines our universities”. The signatories include two ministerial aides, who are officially members of the Government appointed by the Conservative leadership. The MPs say the Tories must take a “different long-term approach” from the… Read more »

Barclays to be investigated over claim they misused loan scheme

Capital for Enterprise, a fund management team owned by the business department, is looking into the £200,000 loan made in 2006 to a company controlled by Leeds businessman Jeffrey Morris, which was protected by the Small Firms Loan Guarantee scheme. The scheme aims to help entrepreneurs get finance by guaranteeing 75% of loans but Morris… Read more »