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Question Time cut short as woman falls ill

23 November 2017 From the section UK Politics The BBC’s Question Time was cut short on Thursday when an audience member was taken ill during the recording. The BBC One show, from Colchester town hall, in Essex, was suspended while the woman was given first aid. Host David Dimbleby said later they had to end the recording as the woman “could not be safely moved”. The hour-long programme, featuring Conservative Greg Clark, Labour’s Diane Abbott and others was about 40 minutes in when it was halted. The panel had already been asked “what is the point of capitalism?” and...

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Question Time cut short as woman falls ill

23 November 2017 From the section UK Politics The BBC’s Question Time was cut short on Thursday when an audience member was taken ill during the recording. The BBC One show, from Colchester town hall, in Essex, was suspended while the woman was given first aid. Host David Dimbleby said later they had to end the recording as the woman “could not be safely moved”. The hour-long programme, featuring Conservative Greg Clark, Labour’s Diane Abbott and others was about 40 minutes in when it was halted. The panel had already been asked “what is the point of capitalism?” and...

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Question Time cut short as woman falls ill

23 November 2017 From the section UK Politics The BBC’s Question Time was cut short on Thursday when an audience member was taken ill during the recording. The BBC One show, from Colchester town hall, in Essex, was suspended while the woman was given first aid. Host David Dimbleby said later they had to end the recording as the woman “could not be safely moved”. The hour-long programme, featuring Conservative Greg Clark, Labour’s Diane Abbott and others was about 40 minutes in when it was halted. The panel had already been asked “what is the point of capitalism?” and...

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Carwyn Jones triggers probe into government bullying claims

Carwyn Jones triggers probe into government bullying claims 23 November 2017 From the section Wales politics Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOn Tuesday Carwyn Jones said there had been “issues” but “no specific accusation of bullying” First Minister Carwyn Jones has referred himself to an independent inquiry into claims of bullying in the Welsh Government dating back to 2014. He has decided to create an independent system to police the code for ministers, similar to Scotland’s. Ex-minister Leighton Andrews and former adviser Steve Jones alleged there was bullying and a “toxic” atmosphere in the previous Welsh...

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UK law ‘to recognise animal feelings’

23 November 2017 From the section UK Politics Image copyright Getty Images Ministers are considering how to amend UK law to recognise animal sentience after Brexit, Michael Gove says. The environment secretary also said leaving the EU would allow the UK to crack down on puppy smuggling and the live export of animals for slaughter. Last week MPs voted not to incorporate part of an EU treaty recognising that animals could feel emotion and pain into the EU Withdrawal Bill. This sparked protest petitions and a celebrity-backed social media campaign. Reacting on Twitter, TV presenter Ben Fogle, who had...

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