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Cuts to services for teens puts them at risk

Cuts to services for teens puts them at risk

Many councils have been forced to cut services for teenagers not in education, employment or training, leaving them at risk... The number of teenagers not...
Number of properties for sale at lowest for years

Number of properties for sale at lowest for years

Halifax has reported the number of properties available for sale on the market has reached its lowest level for many years... There is no denying...
Chancellor announces billions in cuts

Chancellor announces billions in cuts

Chancellor George Osborne has revealed £4.5bn of measures he plans to enact to bring down national debt... A new raft of austerity measures have been...
Britain banned from energy-saving VAT cuts

Britain banned from energy-saving VAT cuts

The European Court of Justice has banned Britain from cutting VAT on energy-saving materials... The energy-savings sector has been dealt a heavy blow today after...
Crossrail hits major milestone as tunnelling ends

Crossrail hits major milestone as tunnelling ends

The £14.8bn Crossrail project has moved a step closer to completion as tunnelling work comes to an end... Work to tunnel 26 miles of railway...
MPs to challenge emergency surveillance law

MPs to challenge emergency surveillance law

Two MPs are set to challenge the government's surveillance law, questioning whether it is compatible with human rights... The issue of surveillance has been at...
Council houses get external wall insulation

Council houses benefit from external wall insulation

Council houses across Wrexham are set to receive a face lift due to an external improvement programme, which will insulate and improve the outer...
Council could fine homeless people up to £1,000

Council could fine homeless people up to £1,000

Under plans to tackle antisocial behaviour linked to rough sleeping and begging, homeless people in parts of east London could receive fines of up...
Residents benefit from housing improvements

Residents benefit from housing improvements

Communities in Wrexham are seeing extra benefits from Housing Improvement Works. Here, the county borough council explains... Employment and Modern Apprenticeships in Wrexham County Borough...
MPs should get 10 per cent pay rise

Regulator says MPs should get 10 per cent pay rise

The body that regulates the pay of MPs has recommended a 10 per cent pay increase, despite public sector pay freezes and significant redundancies... Among...
The number of agency staff to be reduced

The number of agency staff to be reduced

Jeremy Hunt has called for the NHS to cut its spending on agency workers, but what does this mean for the health service? Adjacent...
England meets A&E waiting-time targets

England meets A&E waiting-time targets

For the first time since September, accident and emergency units across England successfully met the four-hour waiting-time target... After failing to meet waiting-time targets for...
Addressing EU water challengesAddressing EU water challenges

Addressing EU water challenges

Pavel Misiga, Head of the Water Unit at the European Commission’s Environment DG, outlines how the EU Water Framework Directive can help to ensure clean...
Underfunding threatens childcare

Underfunding threatens childcare

Childcare providers have warned chronic underfunding could push the system to breaking point as the government announces plans to double free provision for three...
Council calls for Blue Badges for over 85s

Council calls for Blue Badges for over 85s

Cheshire East Council is pushing for a change to the law that would see people over 85 automatically qualify for the Blue Badge... The Blue...
Rugby coaches to build character and resilience

Rugby coaches to build character and resilience

Premiership rugby coaches will be drafted into schools in a bid to instil character and resilience in disaffected children... A new scheme will see premiership...
The pros and cons of Right to Buy

The pros and cons of Right to Buy

Adjacent Digital Politics looks at the scheme and examines the pros and cons of selling off England's publicly-owned housing stock... There has been a lot...
Smoking ban spares children serious illness

Smoking ban spares children serious illness

New research has revealed the smoking ban has prevented thousands of children from serious illness and reduced the number of hospital admissions... The smoking ban,...
Cameron holds EU reform talks with Merkel

Cameron holds EU reform talks with Merkel

Prime Minister David Cameron is meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a bid to gain support for EU reforms... Determined to gain a new...
The importance of adequate rail infrastructure financing

The importance of rail infrastructure financing

Libor Lochman, Britta Schreiner and Hans Besser from CER – the Voice of European Railways, emphasise the importance of infrastructure investment throughout Europe… Mobility is vital...

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