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Should breastfeeding be incentivised?

In a bid to increase the amount of mothers who breastfeed- new mums will be given £200 in shopping vouchers if they do so. Of those who signed up for it- two thirds breastfed for six weeks.

Over 4,000 women will be offered the same incentive- mothers will receive £120 in shopping vouchers for those who breastfeed for six weeks and this will raise to £200 if they continue for six months. It is argued that this will tackle the so called ‘stubbornly low’ rates of breast feeding in the UK.

As with most things- it was slammed by critics who believed it to be “dangerous and insidious precedent” for the state to offer money for such a thing.

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Sheffield United Do U-Turn On Ched Evans Training Decision

Sheffield United Do U-Turn On Ched Evans Training Decision Helen Earnshaw

Sheffield United have done a U-turn on their decision to allow convicted rapist Ched Evans to train at the club after racing a barrage of criticism in recent weeks.

The club's training facilities had been made available to Evans - who played for the club before his spell in prison - as he tries to resurrect his football career since his release.

Evans was released from jail in October, after serving half of his five-year sentence for raping a nineteen-year-old woman back in 2011.

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Mark Reckless wins Rochester by-election and vows to help UKIP 'give you back your country' Daniel Falconer

After changing parties, Mark Reckless has held onto his Rochester and Strood seat about a by-election which saw him take 16,867 votes - a majority of 2,920.

Following his defection from the Conservative party on the eve of their conference - something he's now admitted was designed to done to cause maximum damage to his former party - David Cameron vowed to defeat him and lead the fight against him being elected.

Now he's eating his words, and UKIP leader Nigel Farage has admitted he's getting more confident about next year's election, claiming: "Literally anything can happen".

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