Category: U.K

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Handforth Parish Council: Britain’s most infamous authority could be abolished under new review

Handforth Parish Council: Britain’s most infamous authority could be abolished under new review

It is perhaps Britain’s most infamous local authority – but it may soon no longer exist.Handforth Parish Council – which attracted international at [...]
School minister says he ‘trusts the judgement of teachers’ amid warnings of grade inflation

School minister says he ‘trusts the judgement of teachers’ amid warnings of grade inflation

The schools minister has said he trusts "the judgement of teachers" amid warnings that the government's new grading system could undermine the valu [...]
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps becomes first minister to receive Covid vaccine

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps becomes first minister to receive Covid vaccine

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has become the first Cabinet minister to receive the Covid-19 vaccine, revealing that cancer treatment he received [...]
Quarter of a million new homes planned on greenfield land, report warns

Quarter of a million new homes planned on greenfield land, report warns

More than a quarter of a million new homes are planned to be built on former greenfield land, a report has warned.The countryside charity CPRE has [...]
Brexit news – live: EU ‘tone deaf’ on Northern Ireland, says DUP as Sturgeon defends Salmond censorship

Brexit news – live: EU ‘tone deaf’ on Northern Ireland, says DUP as Sturgeon defends Salmond censorship

Today's daily politics briefingThe country’s first minister made the comment after a meeting between UK and EU officials on Wednesday, which she de [...]
Nearly half of all disabled people have seen energy bills rise during pandemic, charity warns

Nearly half of all disabled people have seen energy bills rise during pandemic, charity warns

Nearly half (45 per cent) of disabled people in the UK have seen their energy bills increase since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according [...]
Flames climbed Grenfell cladding twice as quickly as expected due to ‘typo’ in safety test

Flames climbed Grenfell cladding twice as quickly as expected due to ‘typo’ in safety test

Flames climbed insulation used on Grenfell Tower in twice the time stated in a report due to a typo made in 2005, an inquiry has heard.The “typogra [...]
Rishi Sunak planning ‘giveaway budget’ to help pubs and High Street — report

Rishi Sunak planning ‘giveaway budget’ to help pubs and High Street — report

The chancellor is planning to announce a “giveaway budget” next week to help the UK economy bounce back post-lockdown, it has been reported.Rishi S [...]
Town halls to seize empty shops to put them back to use, under Labour plans to revive high streets

Town halls to seize empty shops to put them back to use, under Labour plans to revive high streets

Town halls would be able to seize empty shops and bring them back into use, under Labour plans to revive decaying high streets.The party will accus [...]
Marcus Rashford and Greta Thunberg awarded gold Blue Peter badges

Marcus Rashford and Greta Thunberg awarded gold Blue Peter badges

Only a handful of the badges are given out each year, predominantly for outstanding achievements by children, such as saving someone's life or show [...]
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