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  • Poet Hollie McNish: motherhood

    From the moment she discovered she was pregnant until her daughter was three years old, the poet Hollie McNish wrote about motherhood.

  • Published on 26 Mar 2017

    There should be no hiding place for terrorists, the Home Secretary Amber Rudd has declared – saying she’ll be meeting internet companies next week to discuss how to allow intelligence services get access to encrypted messaging services.

  • A minute’s silence at Wembley to remember the victims of the Westminster terror attack, but security is ramped up – and now the Government’s calling for new powers.

  • There are conflicting reports from the Iraqi city of Mosul over who carried out an air strike on a building which witnesses say killed 200 people.

  • Hundreds of protestors – including Russia’s opposition leader Alexei Navalny – have been arrested, after thousands of people took to the streets across Russia in a wave of anti-government demonstrations.

  • Published on 25 Mar 2017

    Just one man remains in custody in connection with the Westminster terror attack – following 11 arrests since Wednesday. Nine have been released with no further action.

  • Donald Trump’s flagship healthcare bill has failed. The President tried to blame the Democrats for his last minute decision to withdraw the bill – but despite his ultimatum to his own party – he couldn’t rally enough support.

  • The US military says it is investigating an allegation that dozens of civilians died in a coalition-led airstrike on the Iraqi city of Mosul on Thursday.

  • Labour should get beyond its internal divisions and show a new spirit of solidarity, the shadow chancellor John McDonnell has told hundreds of activists – at the first annual conference of the left wing Momentum group.

  • Interview with UKIP’s Douglas Carswell

  • While Ukip insists it will carry on regardless despite Mr Carswell’s departure – thousands of people have taken to the streets across Europe to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the European Union. Including a march through London protesting against Brexit.

  • UKIP’s only MP, Douglas Carswell has quit the party – saying UKIP had now achieved its goal of getting Britain out of Europe. The party’s leaders accused him of actively trying to undermine the party and leave before he was pushed. We go live to our political correspondent Michael Crick.

  • Senior UKIP figures accuse him of being a “snake in the grass” and deliberately trying to undermine the party. But with the departure of Douglas Carswell, UKIP’s MP count is now officially zero. So with Brexit achieved, is it now time for the purple party to pack up?

  • Published on 24 Mar 2017

    The latest victim of the attack has been named as 75-year-old Leslie Rhodes – a retired window cleaner from south London – who died in hospital yesterday from his injuries. His neighbours today described him as  the “glue” who had bound their neighbourhood together.

  • The cost of Britain leaving the European Union will be around £50bn, according to Commission President Jean Claude Juncker, who said the UK would have to settle up for commitments it had already made.