Friday evening news briefing: Finley Boden's parents jailed for life for 'savage' murder of baby son

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Good evening. Parents who smoked large amounts of cannabis and later went on to kill their baby on Christmas Day have been jailed for life.

Finley Boden's parents jailed for 'savage' murder of baby

Stephen Boden and Shannon Marsden have been ordered to serve minimum terms of 29 and 27 years respectively after they inflicted 130 separate injuries on 10-month-old Finley before he died in 2020.

Jeremy Hunt will accept a recession if it brings down inflation

The Chancellor said he would back the Bank of England in raising interest rates further, as he insisted that the “only path to sustainable growth” is to bring down the high prices behind the cost of living crisis.

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Baroness Falkner of Margravine, 68, the chairman of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), was the target of a dossier of complaints from officials.

Ewan Somerville details how the investigation plunged the watchdog into crisis and sparked outcry across the political spectrum.

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