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Shaun Wright resigns from the Labour Party but refuses to quit his South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner role following a damning report into child abuse in Rotherham.
There has been a "statistically significant" increase in net migration into the UK - which reached 243,000 in the year up to March, figures show.
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