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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Maximum stake for FOBTs cut to £2

Maximum stake for FOBTs cut to £2

The Government said the change was designed to reduce the potential for large losses and cut the risk of harm to both players and the wider community.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

More than 6,000 visa applications for highly skilled workers like scientists, IT specialists and doctors with job offers in the UK were refused because of a Government-imposed cap

Doctors among those being refused UK entry thanks to Government cap

Doctors among those being refused UK entry thanks to Government cap

More than 6,000 visa applications for highly skilled workers like scientists, IT specialists and doctors with job offers in the UK were refused because of a Government-imposed cap on numbers, it has been revealed.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Monday, May 14, 2018

Brain cancer funding to double in tribute to Dame Tessa Jowell

Brain cancer funding to double in tribute to Dame Tessa Jowell

Brain cancer funding to double in tribute to Dame Tessa Jowell

Funding for brain cancer research will double to £40 million alongside a national roll out for gold standard testing, No 10 has confirmed.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Friday, May 11, 2018

Government announces £50m grammar school expansion plans

Government announces £50m grammar school expansion plans

Government announces £50m grammar school expansion plans

The new policy will see £50 million in funding being given to the UK's 163 grammar schools if they want to take in more pupils

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Thursday, May 10, 2018

The government has 'broken' its Leveson 2 promise, says Labour's Ian Clucas

The government has 'broken' its Leveson 2 promise, says Labour's Ian Clucas

The Government have won a motion to drop part two of the Leveson inquiry into press standards.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Theresa May suffers further Brexit defeats from the House of Lords

Theresa May suffers further Brexit defeats from the House of Lords

Theresa May suffers further Brexit defeats from the House of Lords

The Lords backed further amendments to the Brexit withdrawal bill, meaning it'll go to a vote in the House of Commons.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Thursday, May 3, 2018

The government won't 'crack down' on university no-platforming, says NUS

The government won't 'crack down' on university no-platforming, says NUS

The government won't 'crack down' on university no-platforming, says NUS

NUS Vice President Amatey Doku said no new legislation had been proposed to stop universities no-platforming certain speakers

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Calls for John Bercow to quit after new bullying allegations

Calls for John Bercow to quit after new bullying allegations

Calls for John Bercow to quit after new bullying allegations

Andrew Bridgen MP said John Bercow should "consider his position" after a former employee accused him of angry outbursts

Monday, April 30, 2018

Monday, April 30, 2018

Sajid Javid, the new Home Secretary

Sajid Javid: the man behind the headlines

Sajid Javid: the man behind the headlines

What you need to know about the new Home Secretary

Amber Rudd resigns: does the UK need a dedicated 'immigration department'?

Amber Rudd resigns: does the UK need a dedicated 'immigration department'?

Amber Rudd resigns: does the UK need a dedicated 'immigration department'?

As the Home Secretary steps down, political expert Scott Lucas says the UK's immigration policy urgently needs overhauling

Friday, April 27, 2018

Friday, April 27, 2018

Amber Rudd implies government is unclear on EU customs union

Amber Rudd implies government is unclear on EU customs union

Amber Rudd implies government is unclear on EU customs union

She told reporters there were still "discussions to be had" over whether to say in the union following Brexit

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Secondary ticketing platform Viagogo 'could face court action'

Secondary ticketing platform Viagogo 'could face court action'

Secondary ticketing platform Viagogo 'could face court action'

Secondary ticketing platform Viagogo has been warned it’ll face legal action unless it resolves concerns around the information given to customers

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The liner 'Empire Windrush'

Some ministers saw immigration policy as 'almost reminiscent of Nazi Germany'

Immigration policy 'almost reminiscent of Nazi Germany'

'A very contested piece of legislation across government departments', says peer

Membership of a customs union is a key Brexit issue

Commons showdown looms as government suffers double defeat on Brexit legislation

Commons showdown looms as government suffers double defeat on Brexit legislation

'Theresa May must listen to the growing chorus of voices and rethink her approach,' says Shadow Brexit Secretary

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Theresa May wants to help a million girls living in developing Commonwealth nations go to school for longer

Government pledges £212m to help education of girls in Commonwealth

Government pledges £212m to help education of girls in Commonwealth

Theresa May wants to help a million girls living in developing Commonwealth nations go to school for longer

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

A ban on travellers drinking their own alcohol on flights may be introduced

Airline passengers could be forced to keep alcohol in sealed bags

Airline passengers could be forced to keep alcohol in sealed bags

New measure in proposed crackdown on drunken passengers’ disruption

Monday, April 9, 2018

Monday, April 9, 2018

Amber Rudd denies seeing analysis claiming police cuts contributed to violent crime rise

Amber Rudd denies seeing analysis claiming police cuts contributed to violent crime rise

Amber Rudd denies seeing analysis claiming police cuts contributed to crime rise

The Home Secretary said she'll do 'whatever it takes' to ensure the streets of Britain are safe

Friday, April 6, 2018

Friday, April 6, 2018

'Nanny state full of PC snowflakes' - Sugar tax sparks anger

'Nanny state full of PC snowflakes' - Sugar tax sparks anger

'Nanny state full of PC snowflakes' - Sugar tax sparks anger

Some believe the sugar tax isn't the right step to take in the fight against obesity

'Theresa May has blood on her hands and should deal with violence or resign', says former police officer

'Theresa May has blood on her hands and should deal with violence or resign', says former police officer

'Theresa May has blood on her hands and should deal with violence or resign'

Former police officer Peter Kirkham claims Theresa May was warned police cuts would lead to a rise in violence

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

More than 1,000 companies yet to submit figures on gender pay gap

More than 1,000 companies yet to submit figures on gender pay gap

More than 1,000 companies yet to submit figures on gender pay gap

The Government deadline to submit the figures is tomorrow (April 4)

The Crown Prosecution Service is well known in the legal profession as being the knackers yard for the incompetent solicitor If you're not good enough to get a job in private practice you go to the CPS So it’s disorganised and so it needs not only strong leadership but it also needs strong moral leadership Someone who tells the public one thing but privately does the opposite like Alison Levett Someone who is personally criticised for their behaviour in a judge's ruling like Alison Levett is the worst possi

Julia Hartley-Brewer: 'Child poverty suggests failure in parenting, not Government'

Julia Hartley-Brewer: 'Child poverty suggests failure in parenting'

Julia Hartley-Brewer discussed child poverty with author and former teacher Francis Gilbert

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

'It punishes people who already recycle' - Deposit return scheme met with anger

Deposit return scheme anger: 'It punishes people who already recycle'

'It punishes people who already recycle' - Deposit return scheme met with anger

The plastic deposit return scheme, which is supposed to help people recycle, seems to have angered those who already do...

A review of the response to the terror attack has found severe flaws in protocol

Manchester bomb: 'Government has big questions to answer', says Mayor Andy Burnham

Manchester bomb: 'Government has big questions to answer'

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham says terrorist attack protocol needs more flexibility

Government announces boost to security as Islamist terrorism threat may increase There

Government announces boost to security in face of terrorism threat

Government announces boost to security in face of terrorism threat

Theresa May has warned Britain's enemies that they should be in no doubt the 'every capability at our disposal' will be used to defeat them

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg refuses to appear at Parliamentary inquiry on fake news

Facebook: Zuckerberg refuses to appear at UK fake news inquiry

Facebook: Zuckerberg refuses to appear at UK fake news inquiry

A letter claims he has asked one of his deputies to attend in his place

Kate and Gerry McCann said they were incredibly grateful for the continued investigation

Madeleine McCann investigation granted further funding

Madeleine McCann investigation granted further funding

Government funding for the investigation has to be agreed every six months

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Jeremy Corbyn calls on voters to use local elections to tell Government 'enough is enough'

Jeremy Corbyn calls on voters to use local elections to tell Government 'enough is enough'

Jeremy Corbyn to call on voters to tell Government 'enough is enough'

Jeremy Corbyn is to launch the Labour Party's campaign in Manchester, ahead of local elections in May

Blue passports: 'If this is the best the Government can come up with, we're in chaos', says journalist

Blue passports: 'If this is the best the Government can come up with, we're in chaos', says journalist

'If blue passports is the best the Government can come up with, we're in chaos'

It's claimed the new blue passport may be made outside of the UK

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

​Research finds that Scotland’s poorest people are disproportionately affected by the availability of alcohol in their neighbourhood

Low earners drink too much, study claims

Low earners drink too much, study claims

Experts call for "radical" policy changes to tackle health inequalities and alcohol-related harm

Friday, March 16, 2018

Friday, March 16, 2018

Saira Khan: '£50m to teach immigrants English? They should learn it off their own back'

Saira Khan: '£50m to teach immigrants English? They should learn it off their own back'

'£50m to teach immigrants English? They should learn it off their own back'

talkRADIO hosts says it's a nonsense that we're paying for immigrants to learn the language

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Jeremy Corbyn has been widely criticised for his criticism of May in the Commons yesterday

'Jeremy Corbyn was wrong to question Theresa May over Sergei Skripal response'

'Jeremy Corbyn was wrong to question Theresa May over Sergei Skripal response'

Former ambassador Sir Christopher Meyer said it was not appropriate for Corbyn to speak out once the Government had decided its position

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The Millennial Railcard website has reportedly crashed due to exceptional demand

Millennial Railcard scheme is a 'PR stunt gone wrong'

Millennial Railcard scheme is a 'PR stunt gone wrong'

Ellie Phillips spoke to Mike Graham and Johnson after the new website for the discounted youth rail scheme crashed, piling fresh embarrassment upon the government and Philip Hammond

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Government crackdown means domestic abusers could be electronically tagged

Government crackdown means domestic abusers could be electronically tagged

Government crackdown means domestic abusers could be electronically tagged

Domestic abusers could also be banned from drinking alcohol or forced to attend parenting programmes

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Government to hold Cobra meeting over 'poisoning' of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal

Government to hold Cobra meeting over 'poisoning' of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal

Government to hold Cobra meeting over 'poisoning' of Sergei Skripal

Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia are fighting for their lives in hospital

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Gang-linked prisoners could be moved to high-security jails

Gang-linked prisoners could be moved to high-security jails

Gang-linked prisoners could be moved to high-security jails

Justice Secretary David Gauke is examining a change to decisions on where inmates are held

Monday, March 5, 2018

Monday, March 5, 2018

Ed Miliband says Jeremy Corbyn 'certainly could' become Prime Minister

Ed Miliband says Jeremy Corbyn 'certainly could' become Prime Minister

Ed Miliband says Jeremy Corbyn 'certainly could' become Prime Minister

Ed Miliband claims he may have 'laid some of the foundations' for Jeremy Corbyn

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Theresa May to face crunch talks with Donald Tusk ahead of speech

Theresa May to face crunch talks with Donald Tusk ahead of speech

Theresa May to face crunch talks with Donald Tusk ahead of speech

The Prime Minister is discussing her speech with her top ministerial team today

Monday, February 26, 2018

Monday, February 26, 2018

Corbyn, seen here meeting EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, has backed membership of 'a customs union' after Britain leaves the EU

Jeremy Corbyn raises prospect of Government defeat by backing customs union

Corbyn raises prospect of Government defeat by backing customs union

Corbyn's call for a new customs union could mean Labour supporting Brexit trade bill amendments

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Senior Oxfam officials to face grilling from MPs

Senior Oxfam officials face grilling from MPs

Senior Oxfam officials face grilling from MPs

Oxfam GB chief executive Mark Goldring will appear before the Commons International Development Committee

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Boris Johnson to warn derailing Brexit would be 'disastrous mistake' in speech

Boris Johnson to warn derailing Brexit would be 'disastrous mistake' in speech

Boris Johnson to warn derailing Brexit would be 'disastrous mistake' in speech

The Foreign Secretary is to make a speech, the first of six which are said to set out plans for Brexit

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Section of Parliament on lockdown after white powder in package discovered

Section of Parliament in lockdown after white powder in package discovered

Section of Parliament in lockdown after white powder in package discovered

The package was discovered in a corridor underneath the House Of Commons chamber

'Oxfam must be held to account, not given free pass like other charities', says Taxpayers' Alliance

'Oxfam must be held to account, not given free pass like other charities', says Taxpayers' Alliance

'Oxfam must be held to account, not given free pass'

Alex Wild, of the Taxpayers' Alliance, said we need action after Oxfam sex allegations

Supporters of Islamic State used more than 400 online platforms to spread propaganda last year

Isis supporters used more than 400 online platforms to spread propaganda last year

Isis supporters used more than 400 online platforms last year

It is thought Isis supporters are using less well-known areas of the internet to spread their views

Monday, February 12, 2018

Monday, February 12, 2018

Oxfam remains mired in crisis following the Times sex abuse report

Oxfam faces government crisis talks over Haiti sex abuse scandal

Oxfam faces government crisis talks over Haiti sex abuse scandal

Oxfam denies cover-up, but Penny Mordaunt says charity will lose partnership status if they don't display 'moral leadership'

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Brexit forecasts show economies of areas which voted Leave will be hit hardest

Britain's most pro-Brexit areas will be hit hardest by leaving, new report suggests

Britain's most pro-Brexit areas will be hit hardest by leaving, new report says

MPs have viewed forecasts for Brexit, however the Government says they don't reflect the outcome it wants in negotiations

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

'Parliament is entitled to see full Brexit analysis after leak to media', says MP Nicky Morgan

'Parliament is entitled to see full Brexit analysis after leak to media', says MP Nicky Morgan

'Parliament is entitled to see full Brexit analysis after leak to media'

MP Nicky Morgan thinks the Government needs to release more information about the outcome of Brexit

'I am not a quitter' - Theresa May speaks out over leadership

'I am not a quitter' - Theresa May speaks out over leadership

'I am not a quitter' - Theresa May speaks out over leadership

Theresa May said there is 'always more for us to do' on many issues

Theresa May claims leaked Brexit study doesn't address true deal

Theresa May claims leaked Brexit study doesn't address true deal

Theresa May claims leaked Brexit study doesn't address true deal

Theresa May says MPs will be given 'appropriate' analysis papers before voting on Brexit

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Presidents Club: 'MP Nadhim Zahawi's dressing down was probably quick conversation and drink', says Katie Perrior

Presidents Club: 'MP Nadhim Zahawi's dressing down was probably quick conversation and drink', says Katie Perrior

Presidents Club: 'MP's dressing down was probably quick conversation and drink'

The former communications director for Theresa May said MP Nadhim Zahawi was probably just told Government will say he had a 'dressing down'

A horrifying new trend appears to be emerging called upskirting, where people secretly film up women's skirts and later upload the footage online.  Writer Gina Martin fell victim to this during a music festival and since then has been campaigning to make the act illegal, according to the International Business Times.  At the time of the incident the woman was able to take the man's phone but even when police officers saw the image they stated it was not a crime.  Now when incidents like this happen perpetra

Activist Sara Khan to lead new commission for countering extremism

Activist Sara Khan to lead new commission for countering extremism

Sara Khan is a counter-extremism and women's rights activist and is expected to take up the position next month

Government minister Nadhim Zahawi given 'dressing down' by Tory chief whip over Presidents Club dinner

Government minister Nadhim Zahawi given 'dressing down' by Tory chief whip over Presidents Club dinner

Minister who attended Presidents Club dinner given 'dressing down'

Children and families minister Nadhim Zahawi is said to have found the event 'extremely uncomfortable'

Charity permitted to challenge Government plans to cap child refugees in UK

Charity permitted to challenge Government plans to cap child refugees in UK

Charity permitted to challenge Government plans to cap child refugees in UK

The Help Refugees charity is calling for more child refugees to be allowed to enter the UK

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Child poverty in UK is 'growing crisis', research shows

Child poverty in UK is 'growing crisis', research shows

Child poverty in UK is 'growing crisis', research shows

The End Child Poverty coalition says half of the children in some parts of the UK are growing up in poverty

Monday, January 22, 2018

Monday, January 22, 2018

US government shutdown: The latest Donald Trump disaster

US Government shutdown: What's it all about?

US Government shutdown: What's it all about?

The US government has shutdown, meaning many non-essential services are not open in America

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