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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.

Johnson pledges 20,000 new police officers in mass recruitment drive

New prime minister Boris Johnson is to press ahead with his promise to add 20,000 new officers to the police force in England and Wales, saying that the recruitment process will begin within weeks.

Nissan to double job cuts worldwide as profits fall

Japanese automotive firm Nissan has announced that 12,500 employees worldwide are to be made redundant, over two times more than originally planned.

Boris Johnson unveils new cabinet

New prime minister Boris Johnson undertook a reshuffle of the cabinet on Wednesday during his first day at Number Ten, handing key positions to leading Brexiteers as he reaffirms his desire to leave the EU by October 31.

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