Matthew Hancock

Jeremy Corbyn said Theresa May's latest Brexit plan is no different than before
Jeremy Corbyn said Theresa May's latest Brexit plan is no different than before.

Samaritans to help tackle online harm

The social media companies will fund the Samaritans' work
Social media companies are to work with the Samaritans to tackle the promotion of self-harm on their sites. 

The firms agreed to fund the strategy at a summit in London on Monday. 

The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, told MPs that they also promised to take action to stop misinformation about child vaccinations being spread. 

Mandy Baker reports.

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Minister offers to meet Farron on ambulance 'shortage'

Concerns about a shortage of ambulances in Cumbria have been raised in the Commons.

The Liberal Democrat MP for Westmorland and Lonsdale, Tim Farron, told the health secretary Matt Hancock that there were only half as many ambulances per head of the population in the county, as there were in London.

Tim Farron in House
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In rural Cumbria the situation is far worse, so will he agree to our proposal for an additional two ambulances for Westmorland so we can keep our communties safe?"

Tim Farron

Mr Hancock said more ambulances were being provided but he was happy to meet the Cumbrian MP to discuss the matter.