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Boris Johnson is facing pressure to increase a proposed pay rise for NHS staff, after more than 150,000 health workers in Scotland have been told their pay packets will be upped by 4%.   Medics in England are faced with the prospect of just a 1% pay rise in line with the Government’s submission to […]

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The Home Secretary has vowed to tackle “illegal migration head-on” as she announced “the most significant overhaul of our asylum system in decades”. Priti Patel said she was introducing a “comprehensive, fair but firm” plan which would address those entering the UK “illegally”. In a statement, she told the Commons: “The Government has taken back […]

John Lewis is to shut eight more stores in a move which will put 1,465 jobs at risk.   The department store retailer told staff on Wednesday morning that it will not reopen the stores after lockdown measures lift, as it undergoes a major shift in strategy to adapt to changing shopping habits. The eight […]

Zara and Mike Tindall are celebrating the birth of their baby son Lucas – who was born at home on the bathroom floor.   The Queen’s granddaughter Zara and former England rugby player Mike Tindall welcomed their third child, weighing 8lbs 4oz, on Sunday March 21. The couple have named their baby boy Lucas Philip […]

The Home Secretary has said she will make “no apology” for tougher immigration rules as she announces “the biggest overhaul of the UK’s asylum system in decades”. Priti Patel’s new plan for immigration, detailing how the Government intends to deal with people entering the UK “illegally”, will be set out on Wednesday. The Home Office […]

Fourteen people have been arrested as police wound up a demonstration in Bristol just two days after another protest which descended into rioting in the city.   Specially trained public order officers from Avon and Somerset Police, British Transport Police, Devon and Cornwall, Gloucestershire and Welsh forces were deployed on Tuesday night to College Green, […]

Nicola Sturgeon misled a Scottish Parliament committee, an investigation into the Scottish Government’s unlawful handling of harassment allegations against Alex Salmond has concluded. The findings are separate from those of James Hamilton, who reported on Monday that there had been no breach of the ministerial code by the First Minister over her role in the […]

The Prime Minister has offered his condolences to those bereaved during the coronavirus pandemic and praised the “great spirit” shown during the past year on the anniversary of the first national lockdown. The nation will pause on Tuesday in remembrance of those who have died during the crisis as part of a national day of […]

An investigation by James Hamilton QC found she did not breach the code in relation to allegations she failed to record meetings with Mr Salmond and others in 2018. An independent inquiry has concluded that Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon did not breach the ministerial code. An investigation by James Hamilton QC found she did […]


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