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I was looking at my account today and came across the following I had written in 2016. I can't believe how time has flown by and how long it has been since I came on to the NatCan site. I'm so glad to see it is still running.
I listen a lot to LBC radio and the discussions on there. People are so fearful of what is happening with Syria and Russia but I think the words I wrote…Continue
Added by Susan Hayward on April 14, 2018 at 16:27 — No Comments
The BBC has been criticised for planning to air a reading of Enoch Powell’s infamous “rivers of blood” speech to mark its 50th anniversary.
The Radio 4 broadcast on Saturday is the first time that the controversial speech will have been heard in full on British…
Added by Joanne Beaumont on April 13, 2018 at 11:54 — No Comments
Hundreds of people set to rally against a group now deemed the most active far-right organisation in the UK
Hundreds of people are set to rally against a “new breed” of white supremacism in London this weekend as racist group Generation Identity (GI) prepares to hold its first official conference on British soil.
The “Identitarian” movement, which propagates the far-right conspiracy theory that white people are becoming a…Continue
Added by Joanne Beaumont on April 13, 2018 at 11:26 — No Comments
Added by Joanne Beaumont on April 13, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments
Along with increased profile comes media hostility and divisive theoretical debates. Even so, there’s much to celebrate
“To you the press, I say shame, shame on all of you.” The words of Michael Singleton, coroner for Blackburn, Hyndburn and…Continue
Added by Joanne Beaumont on March 30, 2018 at 10:26 — No Comments
'Too often academy chains are falling short of high standards of governance, accountability and financial management and the Department for Education is too slow to react'
Academy trusts that pay their bosses “unjustifiably” high salaries could spend taxpayers’ money better on improving children’s education, MPs have said.
Too often academy…Continue
Added by Joanne Beaumont on March 30, 2018 at 10:11 — No Comments
Campaigners say four in 10 refuges could close if supported accommodation changes go ahead
Theresa May has failed to rule out the closure of some women’s refuges amid warnings from campaigners that a major funding shakeup could threaten the future of shelters for women fleeing violent partners.
In an interview on International Women’s Day, the Prime Minister was repeatedly pressed to…Continue
Added by Joanne Beaumont on March 9, 2018 at 11:43 — No Comments
Allegations of bullying against several senior MPs unearthed by BBC Newsnight investigation
The House of Commons has been forced to deny claims of bullying by several senior MPs including the Speaker John Bercow, amid claims staff work in “a culture of fear”.
Female clerks who work with MPs claimed to experience harassment…Continue
Added by Joanne Beaumont on March 9, 2018 at 11:39 — No Comments
Exclusive: £3.3bn deal nears for staff in England, eight years after last meaningful pay rise
The government is set to offer around 1 million NHS staff a 6.5% pay rise over the next three years but is insisting that health workers give up a day’s holiday in return for the £3.3bn deal.
Ministers hope they are close to…Continue
Added by Joanne Beaumont on March 9, 2018 at 11:37 — No Comments
Oxfam, one of the UK's biggest charities, has dominated the headlines in recent weeks following allegations its staff hired prostitutes while working overseas.
Since then, the story has continued to develop, with the Charity Commission launching a statutory inquiry - the most serious action it can take.
Oxfam - which has nearly 10,000 staff working in more than 90 countries - denies any cover-up.
Here is a summary of the…Continue
The husband of the murdered MP Jo Cox has resigned from the two charities he set up in her memory after being publicly accused of sexual assault.Continue
Added by Joanne Beaumont on March 1, 2018 at 11:19 — No Comments
Mayor says ‘desperate’ council needs £90m over next three years amid government cuts
The people of Liverpool could be asked to vote on whether they should pay up to 10% more council tax to help their “desperate” local authority maintain public services in the face of government cuts.
Joe Anderson, Liverpool’s mayor, wants to…Continue
Added by Joanne Beaumont on February 8, 2018 at 11:40 — No Comments
95% of councils in England could increase charges in April, while some will cut services
Local authorities in England are teetering on the edge of a financial crisis, with most planning to increase council tax from April while continuing to cut services, a survey has found.…Continue
Added by Joanne Beaumont on February 8, 2018 at 11:30 — No Comments
Nine out of ten authorities will go over budget
Britain’s richest county is facing a £100 million cash crisis as scores of councils struggle to close budget deficits, an investigation has found.
Surrey county council has one of the worst financial shortfalls in the country, according to research seen by The Times. The disclosure came as nearly every part of England warned of tax rises to make ends meet and…Continue
Added by Joanne Beaumont on February 8, 2018 at 11:10 — No Comments
Councils warn spiralling sell-off of low-cost homes is 'unsustainable' as Labour calls for scheme to be halted
Added by Joanne Beaumont on February 2, 2018 at 11:14 — No Comments
Darren Osborne is found guilty of terrorist killing outside mosque, triggering review of extreme right threat
A man “brainwashed” within a month by anti-Muslim propaganda has been found guilty of a murderous terrorist attack on worshippers leaving a mosque, triggering a complete review of the national security threat posed by the extreme right.
A jury took less than an hour to be convinced that Darren Osborne, 48, drove a van into a crowd of Muslims near a…Continue
Added by Joanne Beaumont on February 2, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments
Serious cases could affect as many as 80 patients according to ambulance trust source, after MPs warn delays caused 20 deaths
Forty people are thought to have died or been seriously injured as a result of lengthy delays at one ambulance trust which meant patients were left waiting hours for emergency responders, a whistleblower has said.
On Wednesday, Labour MP for Norwich South Clive Lewis told the House of Commons that a…Continue
Added by Joanne Beaumont on January 20, 2018 at 11:40 — No Comments
The behemoth’s collapse should shatter taboos about borrowing and could herald a new era of public investment
Sometimes a single event can destroy not one dogma but two. So it may prove with the collapse of Carillion, the…Continue
Added by Joanne Beaumont on January 20, 2018 at 11:17 — No Comments
Former TV presenter has said use of food banks is 'right' and benefit sanctions 'teach' job seekers to look for work seriously.
The former TV…Continue
Added by Joanne Beaumont on January 10, 2018 at 13:10 — No Comments
More than a million calls to a helpline for the government’s universal credit benefit scheme were abandoned without being answered, new figures have shown.
A Labour MP suggested that many claimants were giving up and going without the means-tested welfare payments because staff were unable to cope with the volume of calls.
Almost one in eight calls to the helpline ended without the caller receiving an answer. Some claimants may have called several…Continue
Added by Joanne Beaumont on January 10, 2018 at 13:07 — No Comments