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Southern rail bosses reveal service cuts and face MPs
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            5 July 2016

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                    There will be 341 fewer services on the revised timetable
               
            Southern rail has published a reduced timetable in response to ongoing cancellations and delays, as managers prepare to face MPs on the transport select committee.The firm admitted its service was "not acceptable" and blamed high levels of staff sickness.It said the temporary timetable would be "more predictable" for passengers.Southern confirmed there would be 341 fewer daily services on the revised schedule, which starts on Monday.Live updates from the transport select committee
   
       
The revised timetable will be reviewed after four weeks.'Hand back keys'Unions and Southern are in dispute over the introduction of more driver-only operated services and are due to give evidence to MPs later.Mick Whelan, general secretary of the train drivers' union Aslef, said: "If the company cannot deliver on its franchise agreements - and every day this company proves that it can't - then it's time for the company to hand back the keys."                                                                                                    The Aslef train driver's union also opposed 12-carriage DOO rolling stock but dropped its fight last month. Both unions and MPs have made calls for parent firm Govia Thameslink to lose its franchise, but rail minister Claire Perry has said changing the management would delay improvements and create a period of uncertainty that was not in passengers' interests.
               
               
               
               
               
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            A mother from Horsham, Lorna Cobbett, who recently gave birth to premature triplets, told the BBC she was worried about returning to work in London in case she needed to return home quickly and all the trains from Victoria were cancelled.She plans to tackle Southern's passenger service director about the disruption at the company's next meeting with the public.Roger Keyworth, from West Sussex Rail Users Association, said he welcome the revised timetable because it would provide certainty."People just don't know when the train is going to run," he added.He said he understood Southern's staffing requirements were set out in its rail franchise agreement with the government."The transport select committee discussions this morning are going to be very interesting," he said.
               
               
               
               
               
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                    Godstone station on the Redhill-Tonbridge line might lose all its trains under the revised timetable
               
            The BBC understands the amended timetable would mean fewer services between Brighton and Seaford and between Portsmouth and Littlehampton.And Southern trains could be withdrawn completely from the Redhill-Tonbridge line and the Milton Keynes-Clapham Junction line (also served by London Midland and London Overground).Stephen Trigg, spokesman for a rail users' group in Redhill, said replacement buses could take 45 minutes longer. He predicted "massive disruption" and said the change would be "unacceptable unless they have a cohesive plan to run alternative buses by the fastest route possible".Southern is part of Govia Thameslink Railway and is the main operator for Sussex and east Surrey. It also runs services in parts of London, Kent, Hampshire and Buckinghamshire.

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Re: News Capture - Todays News
« Reply #193 on: July 06, 2016, 01:29:06 AM »
Thank goodness I don't have to use trains

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Oscar Pistorius given six years for Reeva Steenkamp murder
« Reply #194 on: July 07, 2016, 01:00:16 AM »
Oscar Pistorius given six years for Reeva Steenkamp murder

Oscar Pistorius given six years for Reeva Steenkamp murder

   
   
            6 July 2016

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                    Pistorius's defence can appeal against the sentence
               
            South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to six years in prison for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.The verdict comes after his initial five-year conviction for manslaughter was changed to murder last December on appeal.He was taken immediately to jail. Both the prosecution and defence can appeal. Pistorius, 29, shot Reeva Steenkamp four times through a locked toilet door in February 2013.He admitted shooting her, but said he mistook Ms Steenkamp for an intruder and acted out of fear.
   
       
In an hour-long session, Judge Thokozile Masipa said mitigating circumstances, such as rehabilitation and remorse, outweighed aggravating factors for deviating from the prescribed 15-year sentence for murder.Pistorius sentencing reaction - live updates
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Dressed in a dark suit, Pistorius listened to the judge mostly with his head down.Ms Steenkamp's parents, Barry and June, sat on the other side of the courtroom, which was packed with journalists and observers.
               
               
               
               
               
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                    Reeva Steenkamp's parents were at the court to listen the sentencing
               
            Pistorius has already served one year in jail over his previous conviction.He is legally obliged to serve half of his new sentence in prison before being eligible for parole.Right after the session, he was transferred to Khosi Mampuru prison in Pretoria.The six-time Paralympic gold medallist made history by becoming the first amputee sprinter to compete at the Olympics, in 2012 in London, running on prosthetic "blades".He had his legs amputated below the knee as a baby.Rise and fall of Oscar Pistorius
           
    Media captionPistorius becomes the first amputee sprinter to compete at the Olympics
August 2012: Competes in London Olympics and Paralympics, where he won a gold medal

February 2013: Shoots dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

March 2014: Trial begins

September 2014: Judge finds Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide

October 2014: Begins five-year sentence

October 2015: Transferred to house arrest

December 2015: Appeal court changes verdict to murder

July 2016: Sentenced to six years in jail for murder

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Asad Shah killing: Man admits Glasgow shopkeeper murder
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                    Asad Shah was killed just hours after posting a message on Facebook wishing his customers a Happy Easter
               
            A 32-year-old man has admitted murdering a Glasgow shopkeeper in a religiously motivated attack.Tanveer Ahmed, from Bradford in Yorkshire, attacked Asad Shah outside his store in the Shawlands area on 24 March. Mr Shah later died in hospital.The 40-year-old was killed just hours after he posted an Easter message on Facebook to his customers.Mr Shah was an Ahmadiyya, a group known for its peaceful interfaith concerns. Ahmed said he had "disrespected" Islam.He pled guilty to the murder at a hearing at the High Court in Glasgow.
   
       
Why was Asad Shah murdered?Ahmadiyya Muslims are persecuted in many parts of the world and are banned by the constitution of Pakistan from referring to themselves as Muslims.Mr Shah was born in Rabwah, Pakistan, and moved to Glasgow in 1998 to join his father in business.He had posted a message on Facebook which read: "Good Friday and a very happy Easter, especially to my beloved Christian nationx."
               
               
               
               
               
           
           
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            The shopkeeper had also uploaded hundreds of videos about his spiritual beliefs to YouTube, most of which were filmed behind the counter of his shop.Mr Shah was found seriously injured in Minard Road in Shawlands at about 21:00 on 24 March.Ahmed, a cab driver in Bradford, was arrested shortly afterwards and later said in a statement released through his lawyer that he had killed Mr Shah as he had falsely claimed to be a prophet.'Mindset of hate'Ahmed said: "Asad Shah disrespected the messenger of Islam the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. Mr Shah claimed to be a Prophet."If I had not done this others would and there would have been more killing and violence in the world."His statement was immediately condemned by Ahmadiyya Muslim leaders, who said: "In some countries Ahmadiyya Muslim members, Christians and people of other faiths are routinely attacked and murdered by extremists for accusations of blasphemy."Such killings are completely against the teachings of Islam."We must not let the same mindset of hate and violence take root here in Glasgow, and for that matter, the UK and anywhere in the world."The murder of Mr Shah, who was well-known in the area, shocked the local community, with Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon among those to pay their respects to him.
               
               
               
               
               
           
           
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            Who are the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community?The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community was founded in 1889. Its origins are in British-controlled northern India. The community identifies itself as a Muslim movement and follows the teachings of the Koran.The community's website says it has tens of millions of members across 206 countries. Its current headquarters are in the UK.The Ahmadiyya community takes its name from its founder Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, who was born in 1835 and was regarded by his followers as the messiah and a prophet.Ghulam Ahmad saw himself as a renewer of Islam and claimed to have been chosen by Allah.The community "categorically rejects and condemns every form of terrorism" and also endorse a separation of the mosque and state.

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Dallas police shooting: Five officers killed, six hurt by gunmen
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    Media captionAmateur video shows a man with a rifle, hiding behind a concrete pillar and shootingFive Dallas police officers have been killed and six wounded by gunmen during protests against the shooting of black men by police, authorities say.Three people are in custody and one man who was in a stand-off with police shot himself dead, US media have reported.Gunfire broke out at around 20:45 local time on Thursday (01:45 GMT Friday) as demonstrators marched through the city.The protests were sparked by the deaths of Philando Castile in Minnesota and Alton Sterling in Louisiana.The Dallas attack marks the deadliest toll on US law enforcement officers since the 9/11 attacks in 2001.
   
       
Live updatesDallas Police Chief David Brown said officers had surrounded a car park near El Centro College, where an armed man was firing off rounds with a rifle.He said the suspect had told negotiators that "the end is coming" and that he was going to attack more officers and had "bombs all over the place".
               
               
               
               
               
           
           
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    Media captionEyewitness: "I didn't see anyone else being shot, it was just the cops"Police also said officers had intercepted a car after a person threw a camouflaged bag into the back and sped off. Two occupants were being questioned.Chief Brown said the suspects were all believed to have been working together, using rifles to carry out attacks while the rally was taking place.He added: "We do not have a comfort level that we have all the suspects."
               
               
               
               
               
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                    The mayor of Dallas said this was a "heartbreaking moment for the city"
               
            He had earlier said 11 officers were shot "ambush style" by sniper fire, killing three. Dallas police later tweeted that a fourth officer had died. The Dallas Police Association later confirmed a fifth had died.One of those killed was Brent Thompson, 43, a transport police officer with the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). He is the first DART officer to be killed in the line of duty.Amateur video footage showed one police officer approaching a gunman and taking cover behind a concrete pillar. The gunman shoots the officer at least twice, leaving him motionless, and then flees.One civilian, named by her family as Shetamia Taylor, was shot in the leg while protecting her children and is recovering in hospital.The police said it appeared that two snipers had fired from "elevated positions" during the protest rally.
           
    Media captionPeople in Dallas started running when they heard dozens of gunshots "We believe that these suspects were positioning themselves in a way to triangulate on these officers from two different perches... and planned to injure and kill as many law enforcement officers as they could," Chief Brown said.The mayor of Dallas, Mike Rawlings, said it was a "heartbreaking moment for the city". Officers lined up to salute their fallen comrades as ambulances arrived at Parkland hospital.One of the march's organisers, Rev Jeff Hood, saw people scramble for cover as gunfire rang out."I ran away from the shots trying to get people off the streets and I was grabbing myself to see if I was shot," he told the Dallas Morning News.Transcript of St Paul shooting aftermath
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Police had earlier issued a photo of one man with a rifle slung over his shoulder, saying he was a suspect. Police later tweeted that he had handed himself in.A man identifying himself as his brother told local TV that his brother was not involved and US media later reported that the man had been released from custody.Flights over Dallas have been restricted.Captured on videoThe Dallas protests were among several held across the US over the police use of lethal force against African Americans.Philando Castile was shot dead at a traffic stop in St Paul, Minnesota , on Wednesday, while Alton Sterling was killed by police a day earlier in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.Both incidents were captured on video, reigniting what has become a national debate.
               
               
               
               
               
           
           
       
               
               
               
               
               
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            US President Barack Obama said "all fair-minded people should be concerned" about the frequent police killings of black Americans.Pointing to statistics showing African-American citizens are far more likely to be shot by police than whites, Mr Obama called on law enforcement to root out internal bias."When incidents like this occur, there's a big chunk of our fellow citizenry that feels as if it's because of the colour of their skin, they are not being treated the same,'' he said. "And that hurts."But Mr Obama also said there was "extraordinary appreciation and respect for the vast majority of police officers who put their lives on the line to protect us every single day.  They've got a dangerous job.  It's a tough job."The Officer Down Memorial website says 53 US officers have died in the line of duty in 2016, 21 of them as a result of gunfire. The toll does not include those killed in Dallas.Are you in Dallas? Were you in the area at the time of the shooting? Please email details of your experiences to [email protected] can also contact us in the following ways:WhatsApp: +44 7525 900971

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        An internal review of Labour's defence policy will keep open the possibility of Britain retaining a nuclear weapons system, BBC's Newsnight understands.The review is considering the party's stance on the renewal of Trident - Britain's nuclear deterrent - which leader Jeremy Corbyn wants to scrap.It is expected to suggest five tests which nuclear weapons must satisfy.Newsnight understands Mr Corbyn has accepted its draft conclusions - which could be formally debated in September.A Labour spokesman said it would be for party members to decide the party's policy programme.
   
       
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Parliament will hold a vote later this year on whether to proceed with building successor submarines to the existing Vanguard fleet, which is due to become obsolete by the end of the next decade.Mr Corbyn, a longstanding campaigner for nuclear disarmament, is at odds with many of his MPs over the future of the weapons system.Labour's official policy since the late 1980s has been to keep Trident.                                                                                                    However, supporters of Mr Corbyn want to change it at the party conference later this year, arguing the weapons will never be used and its multi-billion pound cost cannot be justified.In January, the Labour leader commissioned a review - which is being led by shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry - to look at the party's defence policy, including Trident.The review is likely to report in the summer.Value for moneyNewsnight understands it will include five key tests a future Labour government would have to evaluate before deciding whether to continue to support the use of nuclear weapons. They ask whether it provides a "demonstrable contribution" to the defence of the UK and whether it represents value for money.Labour would also have to consider the impact on jobs and regional development, whether it would contribute to the party's support for multilateral disarmament, and whether the deterrent would stand the test of time in the face of new technology.Newsnight understands Mr Corbyn believes the report could provide a middle way between outright disarmament and maintaining a full-scale nuclear weapons system.
               
               
               
               
               
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                    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is a long-standing opponent of Trident
               
            However, Caroline Lucas, the Green Party MP for Brighton Pavilion, said supporters of Mr Corbyn's stance on nuclear weapons will be "disappointed by a defence review that seems to raise more questions than it answers"."I think it certainly does mean that you cannot look at a Labour Party led by Jeremy Corbyn and be sure that it will be standing for unilateral nuclear disarmament - which is what he promised," she told the programme.The Green Party has campaigned for the decommissioning of the UK's nuclear weapons.Kate Hudson, general secretary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), said she believed the five tests would inevitably lead to a decision to abandon the nuclear deterrent.She said: "If people look objectively at the situation that Britain is in, its requirements for defence, the economic resources that it has available, my view is that people would be inclined to think that it was not good value for money."'Best for Britain'But she rejected any kind of compromise on the issue, saying it would simply leave the country with "less of something we don't need" rather than "nothing of what we don't need".Labour's National Policy Forum could consider its policy on Trident prior to the party conference in September - at which party members could vote to overturn decades of support for nuclear weapons.A Labour Party spokesman said: "The defence review is a continuing project looking at what is best for Britain. It will report in due course. "As people would expect, we are assessing the impact of Brexit and the Chilcot Report as we consider the detail of our policy response. Ultimately it will be for the party members to decide Labour's policy programme."

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South Sudan: Clashes erupt in Juba hours after UN plea

South Sudan: Clashes erupt in Juba hours after UN plea

   
   
            11 July 2016

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                    Mr Machar spoke on television following renewed clashes in Juba
               
            Renewed fighting has broken out in South Sudan between forces loyal to the president and vice-president.A reporter in the capital, Juba, told the BBC gunfire and large explosions could be heard all over the city; he said heavy artillery was being used.More than 200 people are reported to have died in clashes since Friday.The latest violence came hours after the UN Security Council called on the warring factions to immediately stop the fighting.Latest fighting updates
   
       
'We want peace - and ice cream'Five obstacles to peaceIn a unanimous statement, the council condemned the violence "in the strongest terms" and expressed "particular shock and outrage" at attacks on UN sites. It also called for additional peacekeepers to be sent to South Sudan.                                                                                                    Chinese media say two Chinese UN peacekeepers have now died in Juba. Several other peacekeepers have been injured, as well as a number of civilians who have been caught in crossfire.The latest round of violence erupted when troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and first Vice-President Riek Machar began shooting at each other in the streets of Juba.Relations between the two men have been fractious since South Sudan won independence from Sudan in 2011.Their forces have fought a civil war. But despite a peace deal last year ending the conflict, both sides retain their military capabilities and have continued to accuse each other of bad faith.
           
    Media captionJapan's Ambassador to the United Nations, Koro Bessho: "The Security Council members urged an immediate end to the fighting"'Under control'A  UN spokeswoman in Juba, Shantal Persaud, said fighting over the past few days had caused hundreds of internally displaced people to take refuge in UN premises.She said both South Sudanese leaders were responsible for implementing last year's peace agreement, which included a permanent ceasefire and the deployment of forces away from Juba.Information Minister Michael Makuei told the BBC that the situation in the city was "under full control" and civilians who had fled should return to their homes.Mr Machar's military spokesman, Col William Gatjiath, accused officials loyal to the president of lying, and said there had been at least 10 hours of clashes on Sunday."The situation in South Sudan is uncontrollable because Salva Kiir and his followers are not ready to follow the peace agreement," he said.
               
               
               
               
               
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            In a statement on Sunday, the US state department said it strongly condemned the latest outbreak of fighting in Juba. Spokesman John Kirby said Washington had ordered the departure of non-emergency personnel from the US embassy in Juba.Mr Kiir and Mr Machar had met at the presidential palace on Friday and issued a call for calm.Calm was apparently restored on Saturday but heavy gunfire broke out again on Sunday near a military barracks occupied by troops loyal to Mr Machar.A US academic who studies Sudan, Eric Reeves, told the BBC Mr Machar was trying to orchestrate a coup against his rival, with the backing of President Omar Bashir of Sudan."This has been planned," he said. "That violence now seems to be part of a co-ordinated coup led by Riek Machar. This changes entirely the complexion of the crisis."How did we get here?
               
               
               
               
               
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                    South Sudan's short history has been marked by violence and poverty
               
            July 2011 - South Sudan becomes an independent country, after more than 20 years of guerrilla warfare, which claimed the lives of at least 1.5 million people and displaced more than four million.December 2013 - Civil war breaks out after President Salva Kiir sacks the cabinet and accuses Vice-President Riek Machar of planning a coup. The war is fought broadly between the country's biggest ethnic groups - the Dinka, led by Mr Kiir, and the Nuer, under Mr Machar.More than 2.2 million people are displaced by the fighting. Famine puts the lives of thousands at risk. Tens of thousands of people are reported killed, and Mr Machar flees the country.
               
               
               
               
               
           
           
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                    There is no dominant culture in South Sudan - the Dinka and the Nuer are the largest of more than 60 ethnic groups, each with its own language and traditional beliefs, alongside Christianity and Islam
               
            August 2015 - President Kiir signs a peace deal with rebels after a threat of sanctions from the UN.April 2016 - Mr Machar returns to South Sudan to take up his job as first vice president in a new unity government led by President Kiir. The move marks "the end of the war and the return of peace and stability to South Sudan", Mr Kiir says.

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    Media captionDavid Cameron announces his departure dateDavid Cameron will chair his final cabinet meeting as prime minister as Theresa May prepares to take over.Mrs May had been expecting a nine-week Conservative leadership race, but rival Andrea Leadsom withdrew on Monday.Mr Cameron will tender his resignation to the Queen on Wednesday, leaving Mrs May, home secretary since 2010, to appoint her own ministerial team.Mrs May said she was "honoured and humbled" to be taking over and pledged to make a success of the UK's EU exit.Follow all the latest political developments
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Mrs Leadsom's surprise announcement left Mrs May, who had been the front runner, as the only remaining candidate to take over the leadership of the Conservative Party and, therefore, also become prime minister.
   
       
Flanked by dozens of Conservative MPs, Mrs May praised Mr Cameron for his stewardship of the party and the country and paid tribute to Mrs Leadsom for her "dignity" in withdrawing her leadership bid.But senior Labour MP Jon Trickett has joined the Lib Dems and Green Party in calling for a snap general election.Mr Trickett, Labour's general election co-ordinator and an ally of leader Jeremy Corbyn, said it was "crucial" to have a "democratically elected prime minister" and said he was putting the party on "general election footing".                                                                                                    Mrs May has rejected such demands.BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg said EU negotiation, controlling immigration and managing the economy were "huge issues" that would challenge Mrs May's desire for a "steady as she goes" approach.Analysis
           
    Media captionTheresa May: "Together we will build a better Britain"By Alex Forsyth, BBC political correspondentTheresa May was expecting a nine-week leadership contest, giving her plenty of time to think about her new team. Instead, she got just 48 hours notice before having to walk into Downing Street and assemble a government. As someone who wanted the UK to stay in the EU, there will be pressure to give prominent cabinet roles to those who backed Brexit. Mrs May has promised radical social and economic reform - fuelling speculation over the future of current senior figures.With limited time to make delicate political choices, the new prime minister must weigh change versus continuity, while trying to unite the Conservative Party after a bruising EU referendum campaign. So far, Tory MPs have rallied round their new leader, but rival political parties have questioned her mandate after the leadership contest was cut short. Sources close to Mrs May said she'd been very clear - there would be no general election.Former chancellor Ken Clarke - who supported Mrs May in the final ballot  - said the new leader and prime minister needed to "balance the party" in her cabinet appointments."She's got a real problem of bringing the warring wings of the party together. She'll combine her own strong personal opinions about who she wants to work with, with a desire to bring the party together," he said.But he cautioned that the party's small parliamentary majority would not make the task "easy"."To actually get the real head-bangers together on both sides and to see four years of government through will require some political skill… but she's pragmatic, she'll want to get on and do things," he said.Northern Ireland secretary Theresa Villiers - who backed Mrs Leadsom in the contest - said she was sure Mrs May would "want to draw on talents from across the parliamentary party".Asked whether Mrs May should balance the cabinet, she said: "I certainly hope that both Remain and Leave campaigners will be represented in the cabinet."But she urged all colleagues, whatever the outcome of the reshuffle, to be "incredibly supportive" of the new prime minister, saying a "stable government" was needed.
               
               
               
               
               
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                    David Cameron will host his final cabinet meeting as PM later
               
            Mrs May has said her leadership bid had been based on the need for "strong, proven leadership", the ability to unite both party and country and a "positive vision" for Britain's future.And in a message perhaps designed to reassure Brexit-supporting colleagues on Monday, Mrs May, a Remain campaigner, said: "Brexit means Brexit - and we're going to make a success of it."Mr Cameron, who has been prime minister since 2010, decided to quit after the UK's referendum vote to leave the EU, having campaigned for the losing side.He praised Mrs May as "strong" and "competent" and said she was "more than able to provide the leadership" the UK needs in the coming years."She will have my full support," he added.Announcing her decision to pull out of the contest on Monday, Mrs Leadsom, who was a leading light of the Brexit campaign, said a nine-week leadership campaign at such a "critical time" for the UK would be "highly undesirable", and she gave her backing to Mrs May.Mrs Leadsom had apologised to Mrs May on Monday after suggesting in a weekend newspaper interview that being a mother made her a better candidate for the job than the home secretary.What happens next?
               
               
               
               
               
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        The 1922 Committee of Conservative MPs, which is overseeing the leadership contest, has declared Mrs May the new party leader "with immediate effect"
David Cameron says he will take Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday and then head to Buckingham Palace and officially tender his resignation to the Queen and recommend she sends for Theresa May as his replacement
Mrs May will then go to Buckingham Palace to see the Queen and receive her invitation to form a government
Theresa May should then be in place as UK prime minister by Wednesday evening - it is not yet clear when the Cameron family will move out of No 10
Key dates for the new PM18 July - Parliament due to vote on Trident renewal
19 July - Possible date for first cabinet meeting
20 July - First PMQs as prime minister
5 September - Parliament returns from summer recess
2-5 October - Conservative Party annual conference
20 October - First European Council meeting as prime minister
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