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Labour urges Tory backbench rebellion in planning reform vote

Party seeks to put pressure on government over issue at play in shock byelection defeat

Labour will attempt to heap pressure on Boris Johnson over his planning reforms after the Tories’ byelection defeat by calling on backbench rebels to support the opposition in a Commons vote.

Sir Keir Starmer’s party has tabled a debate calling for the prime minister to change one of the most controversial proposals by giving communities greater oversight of planning applications.

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Students protest at Science Museum over sponsorship by Shell

Student Climate Network planning more demonstrations over oil firm’s funding of climate crisis exhibition

A group of activists who were threatened with arrest on Saturday evening after staging an “occupation” of the Science Museum in London have vowed to renew their fight on Sunday.

The London branch of the UK Student Climate Network (UKSCN) organised a demonstration at the museum in protest at its decision to accept sponsorship from fossil fuel giant Shell.

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Outdoor civil weddings will be legal in England and Wales from next month

Law change will allow ceremonies as well as celebrations to be held outside from 1 July

Civil wedding and partnership ceremonies will be able to take place outdoors for the first time in England and Wales from next month.

Laws for approved premises, such as hotels, currently require the ceremony to take place in an approved room or permanent structure. But such venues will from 1 July be able to host the whole event outside under the move to legalise outdoor civil ceremonies.

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Indonesian fugitive on Interpol red notice list repatriated from Singapore

SINGAPORE: An Indonesian fugitive on Interpol’s red notice list was repatriated from Singapore to his home country on Saturday (Jun 19).

Adelin Lis has been wanted in Indonesia since 2008 over corruption and illegal logging, reported the Antara news agency. 

Antara reported that in 2006, Adelin …

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London stadiums host ‘super Saturday’ of mass rapid Covid vaccinations

Tens of thousands turn up to grounds of West Ham, Spurs and others, as young people are urged to get jabs

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Londoners received tens of thousands of Covid jabs in just a few hours on Saturday as football grounds in the capital were transformed into mass vaccination centres.

Huge jab clinics have been set up at the London Stadium, Stamford Bridge, the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, the Valley, home of Charlton Athletic, and Selhurst Park.

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