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'Bionic Nana' begins to see again through new eye implant

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A woman dubbed "bionic nana" after she was given a new eye implant talks about how pleased she'll be able to "see her grandchildren". Retina Surgeon at Moorfields Hospital Mahi Muqit says the procedure marks a "new era" and it offers an option to those with conditions which were previously untreatable. Report by Edwardst. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Odds on: Who could replace Boris Johnson?

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Boris Johnson is clinging to his premiership as allegations of Covid rule-breaking pile up. But if he goes, which Conservative MPs will throw their hats into a leadership race and ultimately replace him? Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Welsh First Minister: PM's history "catching up with him"

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Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford believes Boris Johnson's history is "catching up with him", highlighting that he has been sacked from two previous jobs "for not telling the truth". He says the government is "not functioning" because every decision is being made solely on the basis of what it does to "shore up" the position of the Prime Minister. Report by Edwardst. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

On This Day 1976: On Board Concorde's Supersonic First Flight

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The jet welcomed its first commercial passengers, who were treated to a first-class meal, but not everyone on board was impressed... Report by Guinnesse. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Ex Tory MP says Whips playing on 2019 intake inexperience

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Former Conservative MP Ben Howlett believes Whips have been playing on the inexperience and insecurities of recently-elected MPs by suggesting they could lose funding if they don't follow their instructions. He says the pandemic has meant they have lacked a "support network" of more seasoned members who could help them navigate these situations. Report by Edwardst. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Labour call Tory whip blackmail allegations defenceless

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Shadow Paymaster General Fleur Anderson says Conservatives should not be responding to allegations of blackmail by whips with the argument that "it's something that just happens". She calls it a "serious" accusation and that someone like William Wragg would not make it "lightly". Report by Edwardst. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Government challenges MPs to show whip blackmail evidence

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Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng calls on MPs saying they were blackmailed by Conservative party whips to "disclose what evidence they have". He says the allegations are "very serious" but argues party whips "don't have the authority" to withhold funds in the manner MPs are alleging. Report by Edwardst. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Dominic Cummings avoids questions about 'partygate' evidence

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Boris Johnson's former special adviser Dominic Cummings avoids questions from reporters about what evidence he has of parties during lockdown at Downing Street. Report by Edwardst. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Business Secretary hails 'reindustrialising' the UK

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Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng says the government are "reindustrialising" the UK and that gigafactories will put Britain at the "forefront" of electric car development. He concedes there is "catching up" to be done, but these developments show that the UK is "back in business" when it comes to manufacturing. Report by Edwardst. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Partygate: No 10 accused of ‘blackmailing’ rebel Tory MPs

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A senior Tory has accused Number 10 of “blackmailing” MPs who want Boris Johnson to resign. William Wragg claimed Downing Street staff, special advisers and government ministers have threatened to withdraw public funding from MPs’ constituencies if they rebel. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

2006: Stranded Thames Whale Becomes London Celebrity

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When a bottlenose whale got stuck in the River Thames, the race was on to save its life... Report by Guinnesse. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Ghislaine Maxwell seeks retrial after juror’s revelation

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Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers have filed for a retrial following her conviction for sex-trafficking. It comes just weeks after the 60-year-old Briton was found guilty of recruiting underage girls to be sexually abused by the late paedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

David Davis asked if he has submitted no confidence letter

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Senior Conservative MP David Davis is asked whether he has put in a letter of no confidence in Boris Johnson after he called on the prime minister to resign during PMQs. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Sadiq Khan considers daily driving charge in London

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London drivers could be hit by a daily driving charge of up to £2 under Sadiq Khan’s dramatic proposals. The Mayor of London wants to reduce car traffic by 27%. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Controversial Commons Speaker John Bercow in Expenses Scandal

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On This Day 1963: John Bercow was born, and we're taking a look back in our archives at some of his most contentious moments - this one about his transport costs. Report by Guinnesse. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Which Covid rules are being scrapped in England?

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Boris Johnson has announced the easing of Plan B restrictions in England - in a move he hopes will appease Tory backbenchers as he fights to stay in Number 10. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Boris Johnson lied to parliament about No10 party - Cummings

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The prime minister “categorically” denies lying to parliament about a Downing Street party in May 2020 - which he claimed he thought was a work event. However, Dominic Cummings says he warned Boris Johnson that the party would break the rules. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

2018: How Harry and Meghan Bucked Royal Traditions

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As Prince Harry claims the UK is no longer safe for him to visit without Royal security detail, we took a look back at his first visit to Wales with Meghan as his fiancée. Report by Guinnesse. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Johnson put on the spot over Covid parties

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Boris Johnson faces one of his toughest TV interviews since becoming prime minister – and is forced to deny claims that his previous explanations for attending a Downing Street ‘work event’ during Covid lockdown are ‘ludicrous’ and ‘taking the mickey’ out of the British public … Report by Chinnianl. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Brother's tribute to British woman killed in Tonga tsunami

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Nick Eleini pays tribute to his sister Angela Glover who was killed in a tsunami which hit Tonga at the weekend. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Culture secretary announces freeze in BBC funding

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Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries says “it’s time to begin asking those really serious questions” about the long-term funding of the BBC as she announces the licence fee will be frozen for two years. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Priti Patel warns of growing state threats after Chinese spy

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Home Secretary Priti Patel has warned that the threat of foreign interference in UK politics is growing, after a Chinese spy was discovered to be working at the heart of Westminster. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Labour: 'Voters won’t fall for partygate distractions'

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Shadow Culture Secretary Lucy Powell says the government’s plan to freeze the BBC’s licence fee is an attempt to distract from the ‘partygate’ scandal. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Woman, 86, killed and husband, 88, injured in home attack

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Police are investigating the death of a woman, named locally as Freda Walker, who died at her home in Langwith Junction, Derbyshire. Her husband, thought to be local politician Ken Walker, was seriously injured and taken to hospital. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Zahawi shuts down rumours of policy push to save PM

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Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi denies an operation is under way to save Boris Johnson amid claims of Downing Street parties. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Zahawi: ‘Boris Johnson is human and we all make mistakes’

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Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi defends Boris Johnson over ‘partygate’, saying: “We are all human, we make mistakes.” Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Labour: Tories risk punishment at ballots if they support PM

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Shadow Health Secretary Wes Streeting warns Conservative MPs they will be "punished at the ballot boxes" if they stand by Boris Johnson. He renews calls for the Prime Minster to resign and leaves no doubt that Labour have "100%" not broken the rules themselves. Report by Edwardst. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Tim Henman labels Novak Djokovic deportation a 'shambles'

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Former British number 1 Tim Henman says the controvsey that has led to Novak Djokovic's deportation from Australia is a "shambles" and "not a good look" for anyone. He believes it is "difficult" to see how it has done Djokovic's reputation "any good" but hopes "a line in the sand" has been drawn. Report by Edwardst. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Protest outside Downing Street after 'partygate' revelations

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People protest in London following further allegations of lockdown-breaching gatherings at Downing Street. Report by Czubalam. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Boris Johnson's constituents comment on 'partygate'

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People in Uxbridge, Boris Johnson's constituency, voice their opinions on the "partygate" crisis engulfing Downing Street. Report by Czubalam. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Sir Keir Starmer mocks PM after more 'partygate' revelations

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Sir Keir Starmer ridicules Boris Johnson's handling of the so-called "partygate" scandal. The comments by the Labour Leader came as further claims emerged of regular “wine time Friday” gatherings in Downing Street while coronavirus rules were in place. Mr Starmer shared his opinion during a speech at the Fabian Society conference in central London this morning. Report by Czubalam. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Azeem Rafiq: Long way to go to end racism within cricket

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Former Yorkshire cricketer Azeem Rafiq says it was a "massive relief" to speak out about the deep-seated racism within the sport, While the England and Wales Cricket Board has been forced to take action on the "endemic" problem, he says there is still a long way for the game to go. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

No 10 apologises to the Queen as PM fights off Tory revolt

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While Boris Johnson self-isolates, his cabinet is fighting off a Tory revolt. Meanwhile, Downing Street has apologised for two Covid rule-breaking parties last April - the day before Prince Philip's funeral. Report by Burnsla. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Rayner: PM hiding behind civil servants amidst party scandal

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Deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner accuses Boris Johnson of "hiding behind civil servants" and refusing to properly apologise and resign over partygate. She says the prime minister not only set the culture but allowed various gatherings to happen at No 10 throughout the pandemic Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

1982: The Strange Disappearance of Margaret Thatcher's Son

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#OnThisDay 1982: Margaret Thatcher's son Mark got lost in the Sahara for six days competing in the Paris-Dakar rally and was finally rescued after a huge search operation by the Algerian Government. Report by Guinnesse. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Bewigged 'Boris Johnsons' sing outside Downing Street

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Around one hundred bewigged Boris Johnson lookalikes have chanted "my name is Boris" and "this is a work event" as part of a demonstration outside Downing Street in London, earlier this afternoon. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Acquitted XR activists hope actions will inspire change

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An Extinction Rebellion activist acquitted over a 2019 protest stunt says she feels her action has been "vindicated" and hopes it will inspire others to combat climate change. Reverend Sue Parfitt was one of three Extinction Rebellion activists cleared of obstructing a DLR train, alongside Father Martin Newell and Philip Kingston. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Sefcovic: EU prioritising what's important to N Ireland

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European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic says he will meet again with Foreign Secretary Liz Truss for intensified talks to resolve a dispute over post-Brexit trade in Northern Ireland. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Hinds 'shocked' at govt party on eve of Philip's funeral

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Security Minister Damian Hinds says he was shocked to read reports Downing Street held two staff leaving events on the eve of Prince Philip's funeral in April last year. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Hinds: UK must defend its security after MI5 warning

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Security Minister Damian Hinds says the UK must "defend [its] security and values" as one of the leading nations of the world. His comments come after the MI5 issued a warning to MPs about a Chinese agent who it claims is engaging in "political interference activities" on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Labour: Govt party on eve of Philip's funeral a disgrace

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Shadow Attorney General Emily Thornberry has branded the government a "disgrace" following reports Downing Street held two staff leaving events on the eve of Prince Philip's funeral in April last year. She adds she lost count of the number of alleged parties held at Downing Street throughout the pandemic, and called on the prime minister to resign. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Labour: MI5 warning proves ease of Parliament infiltration

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Shadow Attorney General Emily Thornberry says the warning about a Chinese agent issued to MPs by MI5 proved just how easy it was to wheedle into Parliament. She adds the Labour Party is "not friends" with China, and does not "pull [its] punches" with the country's behaviour - particularly towards the Uyghurs. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Patel:MI5 security alert warns MPs of political interference

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Home Secretary Priti Patel says the UK faces adversaries, such as the Chinese Communist Party, who "all look to interfere or come into our country in some shape and way". Her comments come after the MI5 issued a rare warning that alleged Chinese agent Christine Ching Kui Lee infiltrated Parliament to interfere in UK politics. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Eustice: Party apology and investigation difficult for PM

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Environment Secretary George Eustice says the government can continue with "important work" after Boris Johnson apologised and recognised the anger for a 'bring your own booze' gathering at Downing Street last year. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Trevelyan hopes for 'long-term benefit' between UK and India

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International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan says it's important the UK is able to build post-Brexit relationships in the Indian Pacific, particularly in India whose economy can see a "boost and a long-term benefit". Trevelyan is in New Delhi to officially launch negotiations on a new UK-India free trade deal. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Rees-Mogg; Douglas Ross has a duty to support the PM

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Jacob Rees-Mogg has stood by his comments about the Scottish Conservative leader insisting it was his "duty" to support the prime minister The House of Commons leader had described Douglas Ross as a "lightweight" within the party after he called for Boris Johnson's resignation over partygate. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Rees-Mogg: PM is a formidable leader who's had difficulties

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Jacob Rees-Mogg has insisted the prime minister was not aware of the alleged Downing Street party as he had not received the email invitation from his private secretary Martin Reynolds. The House of Commons leader added Boris Johnson was a "formidable leader" who had solely faced difficulties as "all prime ministers" do. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Labour: You can tell when PM lies as his lips are moving

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Shadow Health Secretary Wes Streeting says Boris Johnson is "the most untrustworthy politician [he] has ever met" accusing him of knowingly lying and consciously misleading MPs and the public. He said he was not holding his breath for the prime minister to resign, calling on Conservative MPs to have the "good sense and judgement" to realise he is unfit for office. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Javid pays tribute to 'national hero' Prof Jonathan Van-Tam

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Health Secretary Sajid Javid has paid tribute to "national hero" Professor Sir Jonathan Van-Tam who will leave his role as England's deputy chief medical officer at the end of March. Making a football analogy, used often by Van-Tam during press briefings, he praised the professor as a "top signing". Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn

Self-isolation period to be cut to five days in England, says Javid

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Health Secretary Sajid Javid has announced the self-isolation period for those with Covid will be cut to five days from Monday in England. However, he warned there was likely difficult weeks ahead with significant pressure on the NHS. Report by Alibhaiz. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn