General election 2017: Plaid Cymru to launch manifesto

General election 2017: Plaid Cymru to launch manifesto

Plaid Cymru is to launch its general election manifesto later, promising to “overcome threats and seize opportunities” from Brexit. The party will pledge to “protect, preserve and promote” Wales. Party leader Leanne Wood warned a divided Labour and an increased Tory mandate would see Westminster “do its worst” for the country. Her party’s “action plan” […]

Labour manifesto: Corbyn to unveil ‘programme of hope’

Labour manifesto: Corbyn to unveil ‘programme of hope’

Image copyright Getty Images Jeremy Corbyn is to unveil a “radical and responsible” plan for government, vowing Labour will change the country and govern “for the many not the few”. Launching his manifesto, he will pledge to reverse seven years of austerity but also “manage within our means”. Plans include an “excessive pay levy” on […]

Union condemns cuts to school nurses

Union condemns cuts to school nurses

Image copyright Science Photo Library Cuts to crucial services are jeopardising the health of England’s children, nursing leaders are warning. The Royal College of Nursing highlighted figures showing reductions in the numbers of school nurses and health visitors. The union said government cuts to public health budgets – held by local authorities – were to […]

General election 2017: Labour ‘plans water industry nationalisation’

General election 2017: Labour ‘plans water industry nationalisation’

Image copyright PA Image caption The Labour leader will launch his party’s manifesto on Tuesday Labour would nationalise the multi-billion pound water industry if elected, the BBC understands. Under proposals to be outlined in its manifesto on Tuesday, Labour would create nine new public bodies to run the water and sewage system in England. By […]

General election: Labour’s ‘£7.4bn a year extra for NHS’

General election: Labour’s ‘£7.4bn a year extra for NHS’

Image copyright PA Image caption Labour is planning to borrow billions to part fund their NHS investment plans Labour says it will spend an extra £37bn on the NHS in England over the next five years if it wins power. The investment, including £10bn on upgrading IT systems and repairing buildings, would be funded by […]

General election 2017: Workers’ rights protections promised by Tories

General election 2017: Workers’ rights protections promised by Tories

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Theresa May campaigning in Abingdon, Oxfordshire Theresa May is promising what she says would be the biggest expansion of workers’ rights by any Conservative government, if the party retains power. Its manifesto will promise to keep all workers’ rights currently guaranteed by EU law, put worker representation on company boards […]

General election: Labour’s ‘£7.4bn a year extra for NHS’

General election: Labour’s ‘£7.4bn a year extra for NHS’

Image copyright PA Image caption Labour is planning to borrow billions to part fund their NHS investment plans Labour says it will spend an extra £37bn on the NHS in England over the next five years if it wins power. The investment, including £10bn on upgrading IT systems and repairing buildings, would be funded by […]

Fox hunting not most important election issue – Theresa May

Fox hunting not most important election issue – Theresa May

Image copyright AP Fox hunting is not the most important issue facing people in the general election, Theresa May has said. The prime minister was asked about the issue during a Facebook Live session hosted by ITV News. Mrs May said she had never been fox hunting but supported it and would let MPs decide […]