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BBC: Fourth child dies after house fire 13 December 2017 A three-year-old has become the fourth child to die as a result of a house fire in Salford. The child was left fighting for her life after the blaze in Walkden which also claimed the lives of three others on Monday. Demi Pearson, 15, died at the scene on Jackson Street. Her brother and sister, Brandon, eight, and Lacie, seven, died later in hospital. Michelle Pearson, 35, remains in hospital. View the full article Read this BBC: Eight jailed for smuggling drugs into prisons by drones Eight jailed for smuggling drugs into prisons by drones 13 December 2017 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPolice have released footage of the gang caught in the act.The ringleader of a gang who smuggled drugs and phones into prisons using drones has been jailed for seven years and two months. Former armed robber Craig Hickinbottom organised the flights from behind bars, Birmingham Crown Court was told. His gang put goods worth more than an estimated £1m into jails as far apart as the West Midlands and Perthshhire. The packages were attached to fishing lines, and flown over prison walls. Seven others were also sentenced. The group were caught by chance, by cameras set up to film wildlife outside Hewell Prison in Worcestershire. View the full article Read this BBC: Rebellion threat to EU Withdrawal Bill Rebellion threat to EU Withdrawal Bill 13 December 2017 Related TopicsBrexit Image copyright Getty Images The government is facing the threat of a defeat by rebel backbenchers when MPs vote on its flagship EU legislation. Led by the former Attorney General Dominic Grieve, the rebels want to insert a legal guarantee that MPs should get a vote on any final Brexit deal before it is finalised. The government has no majority in the Commons and is vulnerable to a revolt by its MPs. Theresa May said the government was listening to MPs' concerns. What the EU Withdrawal Bill will do Brexit talks are a furious race against time, says the EU Council The UK is due to leave the EU in March 2019, and the EU Withdrawal Bill is a key part of the government's exit strategy. Its effects include ending the supremacy of EU law and copying existing EU law onto the UK statute book, so that the same rules and regulations apply on Brexit day. The bill is currently making its way through Parliament, where MPs from across the House of Commons have been trying to amend it. So far it has emerged unscathed, but on Wednesday several rebels are lining up behind Mr Grieve's bid to ensure a "meaningful vote" on any final deal agreed with Brussels. The government has already offered a take-it-or-leave-it vote via a new act of Parliament on the final deal reached with Brussels. But Mr Grieve said the bill as currently worded would allow ministers to implement the agreement themselves without consulting MPs. Who will blink first? BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg For vulnerable governments, losing is potentially much more dangerous than the odd defeat for governments who are secure in the level of their support. It's in that context that the government faces a potential defeat on Wednesday on the Withdrawal Bill and must weigh up its best course of action. The legislation has been grinding its way through the Commons for weeks. Tory rebels have threatened to vote against the government on a few different occasions. This time however, with the rebellion led by one of the most unlikely troublemakers, the former Attorney General Dominic Grieve, they really do mean business. And while the government today has sought to say ministers are listening, government sources say they are looking to do what they can to make peace - as things stand, it's feasible that the prime minister will be beaten in the Commons on Wednesday. Yes, a possible defeat on the eve of the European Council. Read the rest of Laura's blog Speaking on BBC Radio 4's The World at One, Mr Grieve said his amendment to the bill would not prevent Brexit from happening, but suggested MPs should be able to send the government back to the negotiating table if they did not like the deal that was being put forward. He said he would listen if ministers promised to come back with further measures at a later date but would not be backing down. Asked about his chances of inflicting a government defeat, he said: "I think there are quite a few who may support me - I think enough, if this comes to a vote, to defeat the government. "I think there is a real possibility that that will happen." Conservative Eurosceptics have reacted angrily to the threatened revolt. Former Tory leader Iain Duncan Smith said: "There comes a moment when really grandstanding has to stop. Tying the government's hands in the way that he would wish to tie them so early on is quite wrong." But Labour, which has tabled a similar amendment, signalled its backing for the change in the bill's wording. "Labour have always been clear that Parliament, not ministers, must have the final say on the UK's withdrawal agreement with the European Union. This means both a vote on the draft deal and then primary legislation implementing the ultimate agreement," said shadow Brexit minister Matthew Pennycook. "Warm words and woolly concessions from ministers are not enough." Speaking in Paris, Mrs May said there were MPs "looking for reassurance" about the EU bill, adding that "of course we've been listening and talking to those colleagues". View the full article Read this Row over 'smell of cannabis' police stops A row has broken out over advice given to police in England and Wales telling them not to stop and search people only because they smell of cannabis. It was first given to police last year and was reiterated by an Inspectorate of Constabulary report on Tuesday. The advice says officers should look at other factors like behaviour as well. But some officers, including the chief constable of Merseyside Police, said they disagreed. The College of Policing said it plans to review the guidance. Police officers can use stop-and-search powers if they have "reasonable grounds" to suspect someone is carrying items such as drugs, weapons or stolen property. Last year, they were given new guidance by the College of Policing that the smell of cannabis on its own would not normally justify stopping and searching someone or their vehicle. But the Inspectorate of Constabulary said many officers were unaware of the guidance and it is now urging forces to encourage officers to not rely on a smell alone. However, Chief Constable Andy Cooke, of Merseyside Police, said he would not be giving that advice to his teams. He tweeted: "I disagree. The guidance in my view is wrong and the law does not preclude it. "Smell of cannabis is sufficient to stop search and I will continue to encourage my officers to use it particularly on those criminals who are engaged in serious and organised crime." Matt Locke, of Northumbria Police, described the guidance as "inconsistent", adding that it was "a bit of a dog's dinner". Read Full Story Read this Brighton shoplifter sues Sussex Police over Taser arrest A man suing Sussex Police after he was Tasered has told a court the incident left him anxious and suicidal. A Taser was used on Paul McClelland in July 2013 in a car park in Brighton as he was being arrested for shoplifting. A video of the arrest was passed to The Argus newspaper at the time. In a civil case against the chief constable of Sussex, Mr McClelland is claiming the police used excessive force in carrying out the arrest. Sussex Police has rejected the claim. Sophie Khan, Mr McClelland's solicitor advocate, said he was bringing the case against Chief Constable Giles York because he believed he was Tasered unreasonably when he was surrendering and moving backwards to be handcuffed He was arrested in Western Road, Brighton. An internal police investigation found the force had done everything correctly and there was no evidence of misconduct. Mr McClelland, 41, pleaded guilty to obstructing a police officer, common assault and theft at Brighton Magistrates' Court two months later, and was given a community service order. On Monday, His Honour Judge Simpkiss, sitting at the County Court at Brighton, was shown the video of what happened. The court was shown the situation from three different angles, as recorded by council CCTV, a body-worn police camera, and a video filmed by a passer-by. Mr McLelland admitted he had been sat on the beach drinking strong lager before the incident. Before he was Tasered he removed his shirt and adopted a boxing stance, shouting to police: "Come on." He agreed that he would not have behaved that way had he been sober, the court heard. He said the pain of the electric shock was like "death". "You can't breathe, it takes your breath away," he told the court. The case continues. Source - BBC Read this BBC: Murder inquiry after children die in fire Three children killed in Salford house fire 11 December 2017 Image caption Police are treating the fire as suspicious and a murder investigation is under way Three children have died in a house fire in Salford, while a three-year-old is said to be in a critical condition. A 14-year-old girl was declared dead at the scene, Greater Manchester Police said, while an 8-year-old boy and girl, 7, subsequently died in hospital. The four children and two other people were taken to hospital after the blaze broke out at the mid-terraced house in Worsley, at about 05:00 GMT. The 35-year-old mother of the children is in a serious condition in hospital. Greater Manchester Police said it was treating the house fire as suspicious and a murder investigation was under way. The mother is heavily sedated and does not yet know her children are dead, a spokesperson added. View the full article Read this Police Recruitment For people With 'Protected Characteristics' Only http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5162283/Police-condemned-advertising-day-non-white-men.html Apparently you need to tick at least one of the following boxes to be welcome; Black or minority ethnic Gay or Lesbian Transgender Be female Have a learning disability Read this Top police officer is handed more than £100,000 by her force to pay for her TAX BILL and house move in ‘unacceptable use of public money’ One of the UK's highest ranked police officers was handed £67,000 so that she could move house as part of a 'benefits in kind' payout totalling more than £100,000 Full Story - Daily Mail Read this Read More Police News