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Thousands of children left state education to destinations ‘unknown’ to councils

Thousands of children left state education to destinations ‘unknown’ to councils

Thousands of children left state education to destinations ‘unknown’ to councils

21 February 2024

The Children’s Commissioner for England said she was ‘deeply concerned’ by figures showing young people ‘falling through the cracks’.


Labour calls for Government to protect jobs at UK’s largest chip-making plant

Labour calls for Government to protect jobs at UK’s largest chip-making plant

Labour calls for Government to protect jobs at UK’s largest chip-making plant

21 February 2024

Jo Stevens is calling for the Government to stop delaying the sale of the UK’s largest semiconductor manufacturer.


Badenoch claim on ‘extensively’ engaging with LGBT groups challenged in Commons

Badenoch claim on ‘extensively’ engaging with LGBT groups challenged in Commons

Badenoch claim on ‘extensively’ engaging with LGBT groups challenged in Commons

21 February 2024

The accuracy of a number of statements made by Kemi Badenoch has come under scrutiny in recent days.


British film industry ‘at risk of losing huge number of talented people’

British film industry ‘at risk of losing huge number of talented people’

British film industry ‘at risk of losing huge number of talented people’

21 February 2024

Director of BBC Film Eva Yates said the unit’s ‘very modest budget’ of £11 million had ‘not increased’ in a decade.


Waiting to cut rates risks ‘hard landing’ for UK economy, says Bank policymaker

Waiting to cut rates risks ‘hard landing’ for UK economy, says Bank policymaker

Waiting to cut rates risks ‘hard landing’ for UK economy, says Bank policymaker

21 February 2024

MPC member Swati Dhingra was out-voted in calling for rates to be cut from 5.25% to 5% earlier this month.


Who are the 10 biggest UK lottery winners?

Who are the 10 biggest UK lottery winners?

Who are the 10 biggest UK lottery winners?

21 February 2024

Richard and Debbie Nuttall won £61 million on the EuroMillions, but previous British winners have won more.


Ex-Post Office chairman Henry Staunton to face question from MPs

Ex-Post Office chairman Henry Staunton to face question from MPs

Ex-Post Office chairman Henry Staunton to face question from MPs

21 February 2024

The former WH Smith executive has since been involved in a deepening row with Business Secretary Kemi Badenock.


Climate protesters do not have ‘carte blanche’ to damage buildings, court told

Climate protesters do not have ‘carte blanche’ to damage buildings, court told

Climate protesters do not have ‘carte blanche’ to damage buildings, court told

21 February 2024

The Attorney General has asked the Court of Appeal to consider whether a legal defence can be used by climate protesters in criminal trials.


Nearly half of people avoid engaging with strangers to swerve small talk – poll

Nearly half of people avoid engaging with strangers to swerve small talk – poll

Nearly half of people avoid engaging with strangers to swerve small talk – poll

21 February 2024

The research was carried out to remind people that starting a conversation with someone who may need help near the railway could save a life.


Labour MP dedicated to finding brain cancer cure collects honour from William

Labour MP dedicated to finding brain cancer cure collects honour from William

Labour MP dedicated to finding brain cancer cure collects honour from William

21 February 2024

Dame Siobhain McDonagh met the Prince of Wales at Windsor Castle.


Clapham alkali attack witness: It’s sad that ‘justice isn’t coming’ to suspect

Clapham alkali attack witness: It’s sad that ‘justice isn’t coming’ to suspect

Clapham alkali attack witness: It’s sad that ‘justice isn’t coming’ to suspect

21 February 2024

Sophie Todd witnessed the attack while on a run in south London and said she would have liked to see suspect Abdul Ezedi ‘go to court’.


William Blake’s artwork to be displayed in new exhibition

William Blake’s artwork to be displayed in new exhibition

William Blake’s artwork to be displayed in new exhibition

21 February 2024

The show will explore Blake’s connections with the work of his peers.


Grants for new electric taxis cut by 20%

Grants for new electric taxis cut by 20%

Grants for new electric taxis cut by 20%

21 February 2024

The Plug-in Taxi Grant (PiTG) will be worth £6,000 during the next financial year, down from £7,500 currently.


No evidence links murder accused to Caldwell on night she vanished, trial told

No evidence links murder accused to Caldwell on night she vanished, trial told

No evidence links murder accused to Caldwell on night she vanished, trial told

21 February 2024

Iain Packer, 51, denies all the charges against him at the High Court in Glasgow.


Search for missing two-year-old who fell into river enters fourth day

Search for missing two-year-old who fell into river enters fourth day

Search for missing two-year-old who fell into river enters fourth day

21 February 2024

Leicestershire Police said a ‘large number’ of people had contacted the force after an appeal for witnesses.


Labour MPs given chance to vote for Starmer’s Gaza ‘immediate ceasefire’ stance

Labour MPs given chance to vote for Starmer’s Gaza ‘immediate ceasefire’ stance

Labour MPs given chance to vote for Starmer’s Gaza ‘immediate ceasefire’ stance

21 February 2024

A ruling by the Commons Speaker means Labour’s position on the Israel-Hamas war will be voted upon, along with the Government and the SNP’s.


‘Bring back Bercow!’ – Sir Lindsay Hoyle heckled after Gaza debate decision

‘Bring back Bercow!’ – Sir Lindsay Hoyle heckled after Gaza debate decision

‘Bring back Bercow!’ – Sir Lindsay Hoyle heckled after Gaza debate decision

21 February 2024

The Speaker took what was considered an unprecedented step of selecting two amendments.


Game Of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke made MBE in Windsor Castle ceremony

Game Of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke made MBE in Windsor Castle ceremony

Game Of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke made MBE in Windsor Castle ceremony

21 February 2024

The actress opened up over her struggles after suffering brain haemorrhages.


Welsh Government’s subsidy scheme ‘will decimate farming communities’, PM warns

Welsh Government’s subsidy scheme ‘will decimate farming communities’, PM warns

Welsh Government’s subsidy scheme ‘will decimate farming communities’, PM warns

21 February 2024

Farmers will have to commit to planting trees on 10% of their land and another 10% for wildlife habitat as part of the Labour-run government’s scheme.


Government to publish terms of reference for Omagh bomb inquiry – Lord Caine

Government to publish terms of reference for Omagh bomb inquiry – Lord Caine

Government to publish terms of reference for Omagh bomb inquiry – Lord Caine

21 February 2024

The Government ordered an independent inquiry into the 1998 Real IRA atrocity last year.


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