Grammar schools will not be in every town, says Theresa May

Grammar schools will not be in every town, says Theresa May

Image copyright Getty Images The plan to lift the ban on grammar schools is not about reintroducing them to every town and city in England, Prime Minister Theresa May has said. Speaking on BBC One’s The Andrew Marr Show, she said it was about raising the level of education across the country. “Taking off the […]

Heathrow runway decision to be made ‘shortly’

Heathrow runway decision to be made ‘shortly’

Image copyright PA A decision over where to site a new runway in the south east of England will be taken “shortly”, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has said. The decision has been deliberated for years and was delayed most recently by the upheaval caused by the Brexit vote. In July 2015, Heathrow looked close to […]

Lord Janner child sex abuse inquiry ‘not dropped’

Lord Janner child sex abuse inquiry ‘not dropped’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Lord Janner is alleged to have abused victims between the 1950s and 1980s The independent child sex abuse inquiry has denied claims it has plans to drop the investigation into Lord Janner. The Sunday Telegraph suggested the inquiry was to abandon examining allegations the former Labour MP abused victims between […]

Brexit: May to introduce EU repeal bill in Queen’s Speech

Brexit: May to introduce EU repeal bill in Queen’s Speech

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The four-day Conservative Party Conference is in Birmingham Theresa May has said she is to introduce a “Great Repeal Bill” in the next Queen’s Speech which will overturn the act which took the UK into the EU. It will remove the European Communities Act 1972 from the statute book and […]

Brexit: May to introduce EU repeal bill in Queen’s Speech

Brexit: May to introduce EU repeal bill in Queen’s Speech

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The four-day Conservative Party Conference is in Birmingham Theresa May has said she is to introduce a “Great Repeal Bill” in the next Queen’s Speech which will overturn the act which took the UK into the EU. It will remove the European Communities Act from the statute book and end […]

ESA benefit payments: Re-tests axed for chronically ill claimants

ESA benefit payments: Re-tests axed for chronically ill claimants

Image copyright Thinkstock Tens of thousands of people claiming the main benefit for long-term sickness will no longer face repeated medical assessments to keep their payments. Work and Pensions Secretary Damian Green said it was pointless to re-test recipients of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) with severe conditions and no prospect of getting better. More […]

Momentum vice-chair ‘suspended by Labour’ amid anti-Semitism row

Momentum vice-chair ‘suspended by Labour’ amid anti-Semitism row

Image caption Jackie Walker has faced pressure to quit The vice-chairwoman of pro-Corbyn group Momentum has been suspended by the Labour Party over controversial comments she made at a party training event, it has been reported. Jackie Walker has faced criticism over comments made at the anti-Semitism event and on social media, and had been […]

Blair’s ex-adviser to lead employment practices review

Blair’s ex-adviser to lead employment practices review

Image caption Matthew Taylor, former head of the Labour Policy Unit and RSA chief executive, will lead the review Prime Minister Theresa May has asked Tony Blair’s former policy chief to review employment practices. Matthew Taylor, former head of the Labour Policy Unit, will look at job security, pay and workers’ rights. In the Daily […]

Employment and Support Allowance: Re-tests axed for chronically ill claimants

Employment and Support Allowance: Re-tests axed for chronically ill claimants

Image copyright Thinkstock Tens of thousands of people claiming the main benefit for long-term sickness will no longer face repeated medical assessments to keep their payments. Work and Pensions Secretary Damian Green said it was pointless to re-test recipients of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) with severe conditions and no prospect of getting better. More […]

Momentum vice-chair ‘suspended by Labour’ amid anti-Semitism row

Momentum vice-chair ‘suspended by Labour’ amid anti-Semitism row

Image caption Jackie Walker has faced pressure to quit The vice-chairwoman of pro-Corbyn group Momentum has been suspended by the Labour Party over controversial comments she made at a party training event, it has been reported. Jackie Walker has faced criticism over comments made at the anti-Semitism event and on social media, and had been […]