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Government faces first legal challenge over police merger plans
Police merger plans face legal challenge

Cleveland police authority has today launched a legal challenge against the government’s plans to merge it with two others to create a ‘super force’ in the north east. The plans are part of a wider restructuring to cut the number of forces in England and Wales from 43 to just 12, in the wake of… Read more »

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John Prescott says he will not resign as PLP chair calls on MPs to back him
Prescott defiant as PLP chair calls for calm

John Prescott has insisted he is not going to “give in to the media campaign” and will remain in his job as deputy prime minister. His comments came as the chairwoman of the parliamentary Labour party (PLP) called on backbenchers to support Mr Prescott. Ann Clwyd said she would be “very sorry” to see him… Read more »

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