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Johnson pledges £300 million to "strengthen the union"

Boris Johnson has pledged £300 million in extra funding in an attempt to “strengthen the union” and boost growth in the devolved nations.

“Colossal” benefits to northern high-speed rail route, says prime minister

New prime minister Boris Johnson has said that a high-speed trans-pennine rail route between Leeds and Manchester will be delivered during a speech at Manchester’s Science and Industry Museum.

Aspects of Brexit "cannot be mitigated", says CBI

The lobby group the Confederation of British Industry has said that both the UK and EU are unprepared for a no-deal Brexit on October 31.

Labour pledges to end privatisation of council services

The Labour party has revealed plans for legislation aimed at ending the private contracting of local services in anticipation of a general election in the autumn.

Lord Berkeley: Ministers have “misled Parliament” over HS2 cost

Speaking in the House of Lords, Lord Berkeley has accused MPs of misleading Parliament over the cost of HS2.

Corbyn announces campaign pledges

While speaking at a rally in Parliament Square calling for a general election, Jeremy Corbyn outlined a number of campaign pledges. Criticising Boris Johnson, the new prime minister, for having “no plan for this country”, he revealed six key policy proposals.

Increasing school funding is top priority, say headteachers

Gavin Williamson will be under pressure to raise funding for schools in England after Boris Johnson pledged to increase budgets on his first day in office.

The Sugar Tax: A Review

To assess the response to the sugar tax, we spoke to Shann Jones, founder of Chuckling Goat and gut health expert.

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