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Imran Ahmad Khan: Wakefield MP charged with sex assault on boy

A Conservative MP is to stand trial charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy in 2008. Imran Ahmad Khan, MP for Wakefield in West Yorkshire, denies sexually touching the teenager in Staffordshire. The 47-year-old appeared before Westminster magistrates via video-link on Thursday. Reporting restrictions on the case were lifted on Friday. His solicitor said the …

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DUP looking for new leader as Edwin Poots quits in Northern Ireland

The Democratic Unionist Party is to begin the process of finding a new leader following Edwin Poots’ resignation after 21 days as leader. He resigned on Thursday night after an internal party revolt over his decision to agree a deal with Sinn Féin and nominate Paul Givan as first minister. A majority of DUP members in the assembly …

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New builds in Wales ‘at standstill’ due to pollution targets

Planning applications are said to be “at a standstill” in Wales due to new targets for phosphate pollution in rivers. In January, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) set new targets for phosphate pollution in Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) across the country. Frustrated builders and developers say the targets have created a “complete impasse” on developments in some …

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