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RAF officials from the Colonial Office welcome Jamaicans disembarked from the Empire Windrush at Tilbury docks, in June 1948. Photograph: PA
Added by Joanne Beaumont on April 27, 2018 at 12:00 — No Comments
A four-apology bonanza seems to have staved off the home secretary’s personal crisis – for now
By the time she stood up on Thursday to make her fourth apology for the Windrush fiasco in the space of 10 days, Amber Rudd’s contrition over the victims of the scandal was becoming quite…Continue
Added by Joanne Beaumont on April 27, 2018 at 12:05 — No Comments
As the 25th anniversary of the murder of teenager Stephen Lawrence approaches, his mother Doreen has suggested it is time for the police investigation to be closed.
It is one of the recent developments in the long-running story surrounding Stephen's murder in 1993.
Read the timeline to find out more about the case:
Added by Joanne Beaumont on April 27, 2018 at 12:22 — 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
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
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
Nurses are among those ending up with nowhere to live after being evicted by private-sector landlords, says watchdog
Homelessness is now a serious risk for working families with stable jobs who cannot find somewhere affordable to live after being evicted by private-sector landlords seeking higher rents, the local government ombudsman has warned.
Added by Joanne Beaumont on December 15, 2017 at 11:47 — No Comments
Bed shortages prompting concern for patient safety even before onset of winter weather and anticipated major flu outbreak
Added by Joanne Beaumont on December 7, 2017 at 10:43 — No Comments