• Yoga could help obese children, says Labour peer

    Yoga could help obese children, says Labour peer

    • June 21, 2018

    By Trevor Mason, Press Association Political Staff Obese school children could benefit from yoga lessons, it has been suggested in the House of Lords. Labour’s Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe said the current obesity plan failed to “get into the heads of young people” in making them aware of the need to take responsibility for their

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  • Record-breaking Lego bridge goes on display

    Record-breaking Lego bridge goes on display

    • June 21, 2018

    By Graeme Murray, Press Association Scotland A world record-breaking bridge made from 200,000 Lego bricks has gone on display in Glasgow. The suspension bridge, which is the length of almost three double-decker buses, holds the Guinness World Record for the longest Lego brick bridge. It has been brought to the St Enoch Centre in Glasgow

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  • I expect UK to maintain major international defence role, says NATO chief

    I expect UK to maintain major international defence role, says NATO chief

    • June 21, 2018

    By Sam Lister and Gavin Cordon, Press Association Political Staff The head of Nato has called on Britain to continue investing in defence amid claims that Theresa May has questioned the UK’s role as a leading military power. In a speech in London, Jens Stoltenberg said he expected the UK to continue playing a major

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  • Cannabis review for medical use welcomed by peers

    Cannabis review for medical use welcomed by peers

    • June 21, 2018

    By Trevor Mason, Press Association Political Staff Peers have welcomed the Government’s decision to review the medical use of cannabis for treatments in the UK. Independent crossbencher Baroness Meacher said she applauded Home Secretary Sajid Javid for his decisive action in setting up an expert panel to review the rules. But she stressed the issue

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  • Ban mobile phones in schools, says former OFSTED chief

    Ban mobile phones in schools, says former OFSTED chief

    • June 21, 2018

    By Alison Kershaw, Press Association Education Correspondent A new law should be brought in banning mobile phones in schools, according to the former head of Ofsted. Sir Michael Wilshaw said the devices are distracting and disrupt lessons, arguing that children can use a school phone in an emergency. He suggested that the UK should follow

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  • Irish border agreement has to be part of Brexit deal, Juncker warns

    Irish border agreement has to be part of Brexit deal, Juncker warns

    • June 21, 2018

    By David Young and Rebecca Black, Press Association European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has warned the UK there will be no Brexit deal without agreement on the Irish border. On a visit to Dublin, Mr Juncker said fellow EU member states would not let Ireland be “isolated” on the impasse, insisting the demand for a

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