Education Secretary calls for tuition fee ‘variety’

Education Secretary calls for tuition fee ‘variety’

Image copyright Alamy Image caption The level of fees and debt for students is going to be the subject of a major review More “variety” is needed in the price of university education, the secretary of state said ahead of a government review of the system. Damian Hinds also suggested tuition fees should reflect each […]

Labour ‘control freakery’ claims rejected

Labour ‘control freakery’ claims rejected

Image copyright Getty Images A Labour frontbencher says she does not recognise allegations of “control freakery” over an internal party vote. A row broke out at the National Policy Forum gathering in Leeds after the election for a new chair was cancelled. There were claims allies of Jeremy Corbyn stopped the vote as part of […]

‘Everything depends on the UK red lines’

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‘Cut student interest rates’ say MPs

‘Cut student interest rates’ say MPs

Image copyright Alamy Image caption The level of fees and debt for students is going to be the subject of a major review There is no justification for such “high interest rates” on student loans, says a committee of MPs. The Treasury Select Committee says it is unconvinced by “questionable” claims in support of charging […]

Rent-a-church spire plan to boost mobile phone coverage

Rent-a-church spire plan to boost mobile phone coverage

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Church of England has the third-largest rural estate in the country Church spires could be used to boost mobile and broadband coverage in rural areas under an agreement between the UK government and the Church of England. The government has committed to achieving good-quality mobile connectivity across the […]

‘Everything depends on the UK red lines’

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Pro-Corbyn group accused of blocking NEC officer vote

Pro-Corbyn group accused of blocking NEC officer vote

Image copyright Getty Images A row has broken out at Labour’s National Policy Forum (NPF) gathering after a vote to elect a new chair was cancelled. The winner of the election, expected to have been Ann Black, would have joined the eight-strong group of “(core) officers” within Labour’s National Executive Committee (NEC), which is considered […]

UKIP members vote to sack embattled leader Henry Bolton

UKIP members vote to sack embattled leader Henry Bolton

Media captionOutgoing chairman Paul Oakden reads the result of the vote UKIP members have voted to sack leader Henry Bolton after controversy over racist messages sent by his partner. The former army officer’s fate was decided after 63% voted to back a no confidence motion at an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) in Birmingham. He had […]

May: New security deal should be effective by next year

May: New security deal should be effective by next year

Media captionTheresa May: “Those who threaten our security would like nothing more than to see us fractured” Theresa May has called for a new “deep and special partnership” to ensure the UK and EU can continue to work together on security after Brexit. She said new arrangements in foreign and defence policy cooperation should be […]

Labour receives 17,000 emails calling for say on Brexit

Labour receives 17,000 emails calling for say on Brexit

Image copyright PA Labour has received 17,000 emails over five days from people lobbying for a clearer party policy on Brexit. The emails, coordinated by Labour MPs and campaigners, call on Labour to give supporters “their say” by setting up a new policy commission on Brexit. They say there is a “pressing need” for the […]

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