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With just 112 days to go until the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, StaffsLive explores how the 12 Staffordshire MPs might vote on the Prime Minister’s ‘Brexit deal’ next Tuesday. Members of Parliament from across the country are today sitting in their fourth of five days of debates in the House of Commons, leading up to a crucial vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal.

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Defence Secretary and South Staffordshire MP Gavin Williamson made an embarrassing porn blunder on Instagram.

Posting a tired-looking selfie on the photo-based social media site, he wrote: “This is what you look like when you have been traveling all through the night, and everything is so busy when you get back to the UK, it is fair to say I am knackered!”

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You may have seen #Vote100 floating about on social media over the past few weeks, but what is it all about?

2018 marks 100 years since Parliament passed a law allowing the first women, and all men to vote for the first time. #Vote100 is the hashtag being used to celebrate this milestone.

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A new Pie Shop in Hanley proposed to replace UKIP’s campaign office has been met with a wave of support.

Over 35 independent chefs have offered to volunteer their services to a new fundraising campaign, which to hopes to reclaim the former Chatwins shop in Hanley as a pop up pie shop and community space.

Burslem Tony McCoy, Uttoxeter races (pic by Citrus Zest under creative commons licence)
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The General Election runners and riders in seven north and mid Staffordshire constituencies have been unveiled.

And more than 10 parties are in the race in Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Stone, Stafford and Staffordshire Moorlands.

StaffsLive reporters Tom Parry and James McDougall take a look at the favourites, outside bets…and donkeys!

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