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Ministers urged to bail out Crossrail or work will stop

Ministers urged to bail out Crossrail or work will stop

Crossrail will have to be “mothballed” unless ministers bail out London’s long-delayed new line, the boss of the capital’s transport body has warned.Andy Byfor [...] Read full article: Ministers urged to bail out Crossrail or...→

Ministers urged to bail out Crossrail or work will stop

Ministers urged to bail out Crossrail or work will stop

Crossrail will have to be “mothballed” unless ministers bail out London’s long-delayed new line, the boss of the capital’s transport body has warned.Andy Byfor [...] Read full article: Ministers urged to bail out Crossrail or...→

Ministers urged to release immigration detainees from jails where legal advice is ‘impossible’ during pandemic

Ministers urged to release immigration detainees from jails where legal advice is ‘impossible’ during pandemic

Exclusive: People held in jail after serving their sentence for immigration reasons being ‘left to navigate complex process of challenging detention and deport [...] Read full article: Ministers urged to release immigration d...→

Facebook urged to end encryption to help cops stop paedophiles using app

Facebook urged to end encryption to help cops stop paedophiles using app

FACEBOOK chief Mark Zuckerberg must end the firm’s encryption plans — to aid cops tracking criminals, campaigners say. Their demand comes after an online perve [...] Read full article: Facebook urged to end encryption to help...→

Ministers in last-minute dash to stop Christmas rail chaos

Ministers in last-minute dash to stop Christmas rail chaos

Britain's first Christmas transport tsar appointed to prevent meltdown on rail network as Covid restrictions eased Read full article: Ministers in last-minute dash to stop Ch...→

Work will restart on new one-stop-shop for West Lothian town

Work will restart on new one-stop-shop for West Lothian town

Work will restart at Whitburn Partnership Centre after site was closed due to Covid restrictions Read full article: Work will restart on new one-stop-shop f...→

Coronavirus: Stop soldiering on at work if you’re ill, says Matt Hancock

Coronavirus: Stop soldiering on at work if you’re ill, says Matt Hancock

People should stop “soldiering on” when they have the sniffles and take more sick days to protect others, the health secretary has said.Matt Hancock said that [...] Read full article: Coronavirus: Stop soldiering on at work ...→

Ministers urged to change policy that ‘facilitates exploitation’ of overseas domestic workers

Ministers urged to change policy that ‘facilitates exploitation’ of overseas domestic workers

‘I tried to be lawful but there is a fire wherever I step. Why am I at risk of prosecution, not the employer who abused me?’ says domestic worker Lyn Read full article: Ministers urged to change policy that ‘f...→

Ministers urged to move away from 'all or nothing' lockdown approach

Ministers urged to move away from 'all or nothing' lockdown approach

Ministers have been told to shift away from the "all or nothing" approach to lockdown when the current one ends next month. Read full article: Ministers urged to move away from 'all o...→

Covid deaths near 250,000 as US urged to act to stop 'unrelenting' spread

Covid deaths near 250,000 as US urged to act to stop 'unrelenting' spread

Record high of more than 76,000 people hospitalised on Wednesday as leaked report warns of ‘further deterioration’ of situation Read full article: Covid deaths near 250,000 as US urged to...→

Sunak urged to delay minimum wage rise as it'll 'put thousands out of work'

Sunak urged to delay minimum wage rise as it'll 'put thousands out of work'

RISHI Sunak has been urged to delay the planned rise in the minimum wage amid fears it will put thousands more people out of work. The chancellor is committed [...] Read full article: Sunak urged to delay minimum wage rise a...→

Ministers urged to scrap plans to deport foreign rough sleepers

Ministers urged to scrap plans to deport foreign rough sleepers

Leading charities and London Mayor warn new immigration rules will deter already vulnerable people from seeking help and put them at greater risk of exploitati [...] Read full article: Ministers urged to scrap plans to deport...→

Warning: Scottish Ministers have 'work cut out' as small business optimism plummets

Warning: Scottish Ministers have 'work cut out' as small business optimism plummets

The FSB highlighted pressures on small firms from continued Brexit uncertainty. Picture: Jonathan Brady/ PA... SCOTTISH small business confidence has plummeted [...] Read full article: Warning: Scottish Ministers have 'work c...→

McDonald's worker who couldn't stop coughing at work tests positive for Covid-19

McDonald's worker who couldn't stop coughing at work tests positive for Covid-19

The McDonald's restaurant remains open after the staff member was sent home half way into their shift after serving customers in Hull, East Yorkshire Read full article: McDonald's worker who couldn't stop coug...→

Neil Lennon urged to keep team secret to stop Celtic mole

Neil Lennon urged to keep team secret to stop Celtic mole

The Celtic boss promised an investigation into the leak and is determined to find out who is behind it. Read full article: Neil Lennon urged to keep team secret to...→

Stuart Carolan loves his work, and hates to stop

Stuart Carolan loves his work, and hates to stop

In the early 2000s, Stuart Carolan was on a flight from Ireland to London when his plane hit severe turbulence. The shock gave Carolan cause to contemplate his [...] Read full article: Stuart Carolan loves his work, and hates...→

Coronavirus in Ireland: Republic and North must work together, ministers urged

Coronavirus in Ireland: Republic and North must work together, ministers urged

It is crucial that the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland co-ordinate their response to the Covid-19 outbreak, opposition politicians said yesterday as a [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Ireland: Republic and Nor...→

Ministers fork out ANOTHER £825MILLION for London's Crossrail project

Ministers fork out ANOTHER £825MILLION for London's Crossrail project

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps confirmed a deal with Transport for London (TfL) to fund a £825million loan to complete the crucial middle section of the rout [...] Read full article: Ministers fork out ANOTHER £825MILLION f...→

Boris Johnson urged to SCRAP tier system in England - ‘Clearly garbage that doesn’t work!’

Boris Johnson urged to SCRAP tier system in England - ‘Clearly garbage that doesn’t work!’

BORIS JOHNSON has been urged to scrap his new tier system before it has even been implemented in England, an Express.co.uk poll has found. Read full article: Boris Johnson urged to SCRAP tier system...→

Ministers urged to tackle hate crimes against Sikhs

Ministers urged to tackle hate crimes against Sikhs

EDUCATION secretary Gavin Williamson is being pressed by Sikh MPs and organisations to urgently act to clamp down on bullying of Sikh schoolchildren after a sh [...] Read full article: Ministers urged to tackle hate crimes ag...→

A £19bn Crossrail project risks being mothballed without extra cash

A £19bn Crossrail project risks being mothballed without extra cash

The beleaguered Crossrail project reportedly risks being 'mothballed' if further financial support is not provided soon by the Government, transport bosses hav [...] Read full article: A £19bn Crossrail project risks being mo...→

Premier League bosses must bail out smaller footie clubs, ministers warn

Premier League bosses must bail out smaller footie clubs, ministers warn

MINISTERS yesterday warned stingy Premier League bosses must bail out smaller footie clubs or face tough new regulation. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden held s [...] Read full article: Premier League bosses must bail out smal...→

Ministers take court action to stop publication of one paragraph of what Sturgeon said about Salmond allegations

Ministers take court action to stop publication of one paragraph of what Sturgeon said about Salmond allegations

MINISTERS are to take expensive legal action to prevent the disclosure of just one paragraph of the First Minister's communications with a senior… Read full article: Ministers take court action to stop publ...→

Ministers must stop trying to micromanage our lives

Ministers must stop trying to micromanage our lives

Every business is essential to someone, otherwise it wouldn’t survive, so trying to separate the 'essential' from the otherwise is hopeless Read full article: Ministers must stop trying to micromanag...→

Coronavirus in Scotland: Ministers urged to set up specialised ‘long Covid’ clinics

Coronavirus in Scotland: Ministers urged to set up specialised ‘long Covid’ clinics

Specialist “long Covid” clinics must be set up in Scotland, health workers have claimed amid warnings that treatment is lagging behind the English NHS.Thousand [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Scotland: Ministers urged...→

Olympic boycotts don’t work, ministers told

Olympic boycotts don’t work, ministers told

Suggestions by government ministers that they may impose a boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing have received short shrift from Sir Hugh Robertson, t [...] Read full article: Olympic boycotts don’t work, ministers t...→

Stop being stubborn! EU urged to back down on Brexit talks by terrified car industry

Stop being stubborn! EU urged to back down on Brexit talks by terrified car industry

DESPERATE car manufacturers have urged the EU to soften its stance on future market access to the UK, warning their current stance risks causing significant da [...] Read full article: Stop being stubborn! EU urged to back do...→

Boris hits back at mob rule – plans to hand ministers powers to stop removal of monuments

Boris hits back at mob rule – plans to hand ministers powers to stop removal of monuments

BORIS JOHNSON is planning to give ministers the powers to stop the controversial removal of historical monuments and statues, it has been revealed. Read full article: Boris hits back at mob rule – plans to h...→

Ministers urged to give struggling families a year-long debt extension

Ministers urged to give struggling families a year-long debt extension

EXCLUSIVE Debt charity Step Change said the number of people in severe debt has almost doubled since the beginning of the pandemic to 1.2 million people Read full article: Ministers urged to give struggling famil...→

Bifab says ministers hamper bids for work

Bifab says ministers hamper bids for work

The ailing manufacturing firm Burntisland Fabrications is “perplexed and disappointed” by Scottish ministers who they claim hampered attempts to win work.The c [...] Read full article: Bifab says ministers hamper bids for wor...→

Health secretary says 'peculiar' Brits should stop going to work when sick

Health secretary says 'peculiar' Brits should stop going to work when sick

“Why in Britain do we think it’s acceptable to soldier on and go into work if you have flu symptoms or a runny nose, thus making your colleagues ill?" Read full article: Health secretary says 'peculiar' Brits s...→

Business leaders label Crossrail a ‘bad soap opera’  following reports it needs ‘£80m to avoid being mothballed’

Business leaders label Crossrail a ‘bad soap opera’ following reports it needs ‘£80m to avoid being mothballed’

Industry leaders have said the completion of the troubled Crossrail project was vital to demonstrate that London will soon be “open for business”. Read full article: Business leaders label Crossrail a ‘bad ...→

Crossrail ‘needs extra £80m to avoid being mothballed’

Crossrail ‘needs extra £80m to avoid being mothballed’

Crossrail urgently needs an extra £80m in funding to stay on track, according to reports. Read full article: Crossrail ‘needs extra £80m to avoid bei...→

Ministers, stop scaremongering - cases are going up because we are testing millions

Ministers, stop scaremongering - cases are going up because we are testing millions

I’VE helped patients fight cancer for almost half a century and I’ve learned the hard way how useful hope is – and how futile hysteria is.  If we all stay calm [...] Read full article: Ministers, stop scaremongering - cases a...→

England told to stop

England told to stop "wasting time" with Southgate and urged to appoint Mourinho

The Three Lions' hopes of Nations League glory were ended with a defeat to Belgium on Sunday and one of Southgate's former players is not impressed by what he [...] Read full article: England told to stop "wasting time" with...→

Scottish ministers must work for more 'positive future' for North Sea oil, says Douglas Ross

Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross has called on ministers at Holyrood and Westminster to work together to help find a "e;more positive future"e; for th [...] Read full article: Scottish ministers must work for more 'p...→

Scots restaurant boss told furloughed staff he'd stop wages if they didn't work

Scots restaurant boss told furloughed staff he'd stop wages if they didn't work

Martin Tippett told them they were receiving 80 per cent of their pay from the government, so they should work up to 80 per cent of their weekly hours. Read full article: Scots restaurant boss told furloughed st...→

Council urged to spend Covid cash on bail out for businesses

Council urged to spend Covid cash on bail out for businesses

Council chiefs have been urged to spend a chunk of nearly £8 million in government funding on bailing out businesses worst hit by the Covid pandemic. Read full article: Council urged to spend Covid cash on bai...→

House builder forced to stop work on 300 homes for breaching rules

House builder forced to stop work on 300 homes for breaching rules

The house builder was found to be in breach of 13 conditions and has been forced to stop work on the former QinetiQ development Read full article: House builder forced to stop work on 300...→

UK on brink: Boris Johnson urged to stop 'forgetting' Scotland to save the union

UK on brink: Boris Johnson urged to stop 'forgetting' Scotland to save the union

BORIS JOHNSON has been warned the "complacency" the Conservative Party has shown towards the pro-independence movement in Scotland could ultimately cost him th [...] Read full article: UK on brink: Boris Johnson urged to stop...→

Ministers urged to release immigration detainees from jails where legal advice is ‘impossible’ during pandemic

Ministers urged to release immigration detainees from jails where legal advice is ‘impossible’ during pandemic

Exclusive: People held in jail after serving their sentence for immigration reasons being ‘left to navigate complex process of challenging detention and deport [...] Read full article: Ministers urged to release immigration d...→

Ministers urged to give struggling families a year-long debt extension

Ministers urged to give struggling families a year-long debt extension

EXCLUSIVE Debt charity Step Change said the number of people in severe debt has almost doubled since the beginning of the pandemic to 1.2 million people Read full article: Ministers urged to give struggling famil...→

Boris Johnson urged to SCRAP tier system in England - ‘Clearly garbage that doesn’t work!’

Boris Johnson urged to SCRAP tier system in England - ‘Clearly garbage that doesn’t work!’

BORIS JOHNSON has been urged to scrap his new tier system before it has even been implemented in England, an Express.co.uk poll has found. Read full article: Boris Johnson urged to SCRAP tier system...→

Ministers in last-minute dash to stop Christmas rail chaos

Ministers in last-minute dash to stop Christmas rail chaos

Britain's first Christmas transport tsar appointed to prevent meltdown on rail network as Covid restrictions eased Read full article: Ministers in last-minute dash to stop Ch...→

Coronavirus: Stop soldiering on at work if you’re ill, says Matt Hancock

Coronavirus: Stop soldiering on at work if you’re ill, says Matt Hancock

People should stop “soldiering on” when they have the sniffles and take more sick days to protect others, the health secretary has said.Matt Hancock said that [...] Read full article: Coronavirus: Stop soldiering on at work ...→

Business leaders label Crossrail a ‘bad soap opera’  following reports it needs ‘£80m to avoid being mothballed’

Business leaders label Crossrail a ‘bad soap opera’ following reports it needs ‘£80m to avoid being mothballed’

Industry leaders have said the completion of the troubled Crossrail project was vital to demonstrate that London will soon be “open for business”. Read full article: Business leaders label Crossrail a ‘bad ...→

A £19bn Crossrail project risks being mothballed without extra cash

A £19bn Crossrail project risks being mothballed without extra cash

The beleaguered Crossrail project reportedly risks being 'mothballed' if further financial support is not provided soon by the Government, transport bosses hav [...] Read full article: A £19bn Crossrail project risks being mo...→

Ministers urged to move away from 'all or nothing' lockdown approach

Ministers urged to move away from 'all or nothing' lockdown approach

Ministers have been told to shift away from the "all or nothing" approach to lockdown when the current one ends next month. Read full article: Ministers urged to move away from 'all o...→

Ministers, stop scaremongering - cases are going up because we are testing millions

Ministers, stop scaremongering - cases are going up because we are testing millions

I’VE helped patients fight cancer for almost half a century and I’ve learned the hard way how useful hope is – and how futile hysteria is.  If we all stay calm [...] Read full article: Ministers, stop scaremongering - cases a...→

Premier League bosses must bail out smaller footie clubs, ministers warn

Premier League bosses must bail out smaller footie clubs, ministers warn

MINISTERS yesterday warned stingy Premier League bosses must bail out smaller footie clubs or face tough new regulation. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden held s [...] Read full article: Premier League bosses must bail out smal...→

Sunak urged to delay minimum wage rise as it'll 'put thousands out of work'

Sunak urged to delay minimum wage rise as it'll 'put thousands out of work'

RISHI Sunak has been urged to delay the planned rise in the minimum wage amid fears it will put thousands more people out of work. The chancellor is committed [...] Read full article: Sunak urged to delay minimum wage rise a...→

Ministers must stop trying to micromanage our lives

Ministers must stop trying to micromanage our lives

Every business is essential to someone, otherwise it wouldn’t survive, so trying to separate the 'essential' from the otherwise is hopeless Read full article: Ministers must stop trying to micromanag...→

Ministers urged to scrap plans to deport foreign rough sleepers

Ministers urged to scrap plans to deport foreign rough sleepers

Leading charities and London Mayor warn new immigration rules will deter already vulnerable people from seeking help and put them at greater risk of exploitati [...] Read full article: Ministers urged to scrap plans to deport...→

McDonald's worker who couldn't stop coughing at work tests positive for Covid-19

McDonald's worker who couldn't stop coughing at work tests positive for Covid-19

The McDonald's restaurant remains open after the staff member was sent home half way into their shift after serving customers in Hull, East Yorkshire Read full article: McDonald's worker who couldn't stop coug...→

Council urged to spend Covid cash on bail out for businesses

Council urged to spend Covid cash on bail out for businesses

Council chiefs have been urged to spend a chunk of nearly £8 million in government funding on bailing out businesses worst hit by the Covid pandemic. Read full article: Council urged to spend Covid cash on bai...→

Stop being stubborn! EU urged to back down on Brexit talks by terrified car industry

Stop being stubborn! EU urged to back down on Brexit talks by terrified car industry

DESPERATE car manufacturers have urged the EU to soften its stance on future market access to the UK, warning their current stance risks causing significant da [...] Read full article: Stop being stubborn! EU urged to back do...→

Stuart Carolan loves his work, and hates to stop

Stuart Carolan loves his work, and hates to stop

In the early 2000s, Stuart Carolan was on a flight from Ireland to London when his plane hit severe turbulence. The shock gave Carolan cause to contemplate his [...] Read full article: Stuart Carolan loves his work, and hates...→

UK on brink: Boris Johnson urged to stop 'forgetting' Scotland to save the union

UK on brink: Boris Johnson urged to stop 'forgetting' Scotland to save the union

BORIS JOHNSON has been warned the "complacency" the Conservative Party has shown towards the pro-independence movement in Scotland could ultimately cost him th [...] Read full article: UK on brink: Boris Johnson urged to stop...→

Boris hits back at mob rule – plans to hand ministers powers to stop removal of monuments

Boris hits back at mob rule – plans to hand ministers powers to stop removal of monuments

BORIS JOHNSON is planning to give ministers the powers to stop the controversial removal of historical monuments and statues, it has been revealed. Read full article: Boris hits back at mob rule – plans to h...→

Ministers fork out ANOTHER £825MILLION for London's Crossrail project

Ministers fork out ANOTHER £825MILLION for London's Crossrail project

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps confirmed a deal with Transport for London (TfL) to fund a £825million loan to complete the crucial middle section of the rout [...] Read full article: Ministers fork out ANOTHER £825MILLION f...→

Facebook urged to end encryption to help cops stop paedophiles using app

Facebook urged to end encryption to help cops stop paedophiles using app

FACEBOOK chief Mark Zuckerberg must end the firm’s encryption plans — to aid cops tracking criminals, campaigners say. Their demand comes after an online perve [...] Read full article: Facebook urged to end encryption to help...→

Bifab says ministers hamper bids for work

Bifab says ministers hamper bids for work

The ailing manufacturing firm Burntisland Fabrications is “perplexed and disappointed” by Scottish ministers who they claim hampered attempts to win work.The c [...] Read full article: Bifab says ministers hamper bids for wor...→

Ministers urged to tackle hate crimes against Sikhs

Ministers urged to tackle hate crimes against Sikhs

EDUCATION secretary Gavin Williamson is being pressed by Sikh MPs and organisations to urgently act to clamp down on bullying of Sikh schoolchildren after a sh [...] Read full article: Ministers urged to tackle hate crimes ag...→

Work will restart on new one-stop-shop for West Lothian town

Work will restart on new one-stop-shop for West Lothian town

Work will restart at Whitburn Partnership Centre after site was closed due to Covid restrictions Read full article: Work will restart on new one-stop-shop f...→

Health secretary says 'peculiar' Brits should stop going to work when sick

Health secretary says 'peculiar' Brits should stop going to work when sick

“Why in Britain do we think it’s acceptable to soldier on and go into work if you have flu symptoms or a runny nose, thus making your colleagues ill?" Read full article: Health secretary says 'peculiar' Brits s...→

Ministers urged to change policy that ‘facilitates exploitation’ of overseas domestic workers

Ministers urged to change policy that ‘facilitates exploitation’ of overseas domestic workers

‘I tried to be lawful but there is a fire wherever I step. Why am I at risk of prosecution, not the employer who abused me?’ says domestic worker Lyn Read full article: Ministers urged to change policy that ‘f...→

Crossrail ‘needs extra £80m to avoid being mothballed’

Crossrail ‘needs extra £80m to avoid being mothballed’

Crossrail urgently needs an extra £80m in funding to stay on track, according to reports. Read full article: Crossrail ‘needs extra £80m to avoid bei...→

Covid deaths near 250,000 as US urged to act to stop 'unrelenting' spread

Covid deaths near 250,000 as US urged to act to stop 'unrelenting' spread

Record high of more than 76,000 people hospitalised on Wednesday as leaked report warns of ‘further deterioration’ of situation Read full article: Covid deaths near 250,000 as US urged to...→

England told to stop

England told to stop "wasting time" with Southgate and urged to appoint Mourinho

The Three Lions' hopes of Nations League glory were ended with a defeat to Belgium on Sunday and one of Southgate's former players is not impressed by what he [...] Read full article: England told to stop "wasting time" with...→

Ministers take court action to stop publication of one paragraph of what Sturgeon said about Salmond allegations

Ministers take court action to stop publication of one paragraph of what Sturgeon said about Salmond allegations

MINISTERS are to take expensive legal action to prevent the disclosure of just one paragraph of the First Minister's communications with a senior… Read full article: Ministers take court action to stop publ...→

Scottish ministers must work for more 'positive future' for North Sea oil, says Douglas Ross

Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross has called on ministers at Holyrood and Westminster to work together to help find a "e;more positive future"e; for th [...] Read full article: Scottish ministers must work for more 'p...→

Coronavirus in Scotland: Ministers urged to set up specialised ‘long Covid’ clinics

Coronavirus in Scotland: Ministers urged to set up specialised ‘long Covid’ clinics

Specialist “long Covid” clinics must be set up in Scotland, health workers have claimed amid warnings that treatment is lagging behind the English NHS.Thousand [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Scotland: Ministers urged...→

Warning: Scottish Ministers have 'work cut out' as small business optimism plummets

Warning: Scottish Ministers have 'work cut out' as small business optimism plummets

The FSB highlighted pressures on small firms from continued Brexit uncertainty. Picture: Jonathan Brady/ PA... SCOTTISH small business confidence has plummeted [...] Read full article: Warning: Scottish Ministers have 'work c...→

Scots restaurant boss told furloughed staff he'd stop wages if they didn't work

Scots restaurant boss told furloughed staff he'd stop wages if they didn't work

Martin Tippett told them they were receiving 80 per cent of their pay from the government, so they should work up to 80 per cent of their weekly hours. Read full article: Scots restaurant boss told furloughed st...→

Olympic boycotts don’t work, ministers told

Olympic boycotts don’t work, ministers told

Suggestions by government ministers that they may impose a boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing have received short shrift from Sir Hugh Robertson, t [...] Read full article: Olympic boycotts don’t work, ministers t...→

Neil Lennon urged to keep team secret to stop Celtic mole

Neil Lennon urged to keep team secret to stop Celtic mole

The Celtic boss promised an investigation into the leak and is determined to find out who is behind it. Read full article: Neil Lennon urged to keep team secret to...→

House builder forced to stop work on 300 homes for breaching rules

House builder forced to stop work on 300 homes for breaching rules

The house builder was found to be in breach of 13 conditions and has been forced to stop work on the former QinetiQ development Read full article: House builder forced to stop work on 300...→

Coronavirus in Ireland: Republic and North must work together, ministers urged

Coronavirus in Ireland: Republic and North must work together, ministers urged

It is crucial that the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland co-ordinate their response to the Covid-19 outbreak, opposition politicians said yesterday as a [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Ireland: Republic and Nor...→

Ministers urged to release immigration detainees from jails where legal advice is ‘impossible’ during pandemic

Ministers urged to release immigration detainees from jails where legal advice is ‘impossible’ during pandemic

Exclusive: People held in jail after serving their sentence for immigration reasons being ‘left to navigate complex process of challenging detention and deport [...] Read full article: Ministers urged to release immigration d...→

Ministers fork out ANOTHER £825MILLION for London's Crossrail project

Ministers fork out ANOTHER £825MILLION for London's Crossrail project

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps confirmed a deal with Transport for London (TfL) to fund a £825million loan to complete the crucial middle section of the rout [...] Read full article: Ministers fork out ANOTHER £825MILLION f...→

Ministers urged to give struggling families a year-long debt extension

Ministers urged to give struggling families a year-long debt extension

EXCLUSIVE Debt charity Step Change said the number of people in severe debt has almost doubled since the beginning of the pandemic to 1.2 million people Read full article: Ministers urged to give struggling famil...→

Facebook urged to end encryption to help cops stop paedophiles using app

Facebook urged to end encryption to help cops stop paedophiles using app

FACEBOOK chief Mark Zuckerberg must end the firm’s encryption plans — to aid cops tracking criminals, campaigners say. Their demand comes after an online perve [...] Read full article: Facebook urged to end encryption to help...→

Boris Johnson urged to SCRAP tier system in England - ‘Clearly garbage that doesn’t work!’

Boris Johnson urged to SCRAP tier system in England - ‘Clearly garbage that doesn’t work!’

BORIS JOHNSON has been urged to scrap his new tier system before it has even been implemented in England, an Express.co.uk poll has found. Read full article: Boris Johnson urged to SCRAP tier system...→

Bifab says ministers hamper bids for work

Bifab says ministers hamper bids for work

The ailing manufacturing firm Burntisland Fabrications is “perplexed and disappointed” by Scottish ministers who they claim hampered attempts to win work.The c [...] Read full article: Bifab says ministers hamper bids for wor...→

Ministers in last-minute dash to stop Christmas rail chaos

Ministers in last-minute dash to stop Christmas rail chaos

Britain's first Christmas transport tsar appointed to prevent meltdown on rail network as Covid restrictions eased Read full article: Ministers in last-minute dash to stop Ch...→

Ministers urged to tackle hate crimes against Sikhs

Ministers urged to tackle hate crimes against Sikhs

EDUCATION secretary Gavin Williamson is being pressed by Sikh MPs and organisations to urgently act to clamp down on bullying of Sikh schoolchildren after a sh [...] Read full article: Ministers urged to tackle hate crimes ag...→

Work will restart on new one-stop-shop for West Lothian town

Work will restart on new one-stop-shop for West Lothian town

Work will restart at Whitburn Partnership Centre after site was closed due to Covid restrictions Read full article: Work will restart on new one-stop-shop f...→

Health secretary says 'peculiar' Brits should stop going to work when sick

Health secretary says 'peculiar' Brits should stop going to work when sick

“Why in Britain do we think it’s acceptable to soldier on and go into work if you have flu symptoms or a runny nose, thus making your colleagues ill?" Read full article: Health secretary says 'peculiar' Brits s...→

Coronavirus: Stop soldiering on at work if you’re ill, says Matt Hancock

Coronavirus: Stop soldiering on at work if you’re ill, says Matt Hancock

People should stop “soldiering on” when they have the sniffles and take more sick days to protect others, the health secretary has said.Matt Hancock said that [...] Read full article: Coronavirus: Stop soldiering on at work ...→

Business leaders label Crossrail a ‘bad soap opera’  following reports it needs ‘£80m to avoid being mothballed’

Business leaders label Crossrail a ‘bad soap opera’ following reports it needs ‘£80m to avoid being mothballed’

Industry leaders have said the completion of the troubled Crossrail project was vital to demonstrate that London will soon be “open for business”. Read full article: Business leaders label Crossrail a ‘bad ...→

Ministers urged to change policy that ‘facilitates exploitation’ of overseas domestic workers

Ministers urged to change policy that ‘facilitates exploitation’ of overseas domestic workers

‘I tried to be lawful but there is a fire wherever I step. Why am I at risk of prosecution, not the employer who abused me?’ says domestic worker Lyn Read full article: Ministers urged to change policy that ‘f...→

A £19bn Crossrail project risks being mothballed without extra cash

A £19bn Crossrail project risks being mothballed without extra cash

The beleaguered Crossrail project reportedly risks being 'mothballed' if further financial support is not provided soon by the Government, transport bosses hav [...] Read full article: A £19bn Crossrail project risks being mo...→

Crossrail ‘needs extra £80m to avoid being mothballed’

Crossrail ‘needs extra £80m to avoid being mothballed’

Crossrail urgently needs an extra £80m in funding to stay on track, according to reports. Read full article: Crossrail ‘needs extra £80m to avoid bei...→

Ministers urged to move away from 'all or nothing' lockdown approach

Ministers urged to move away from 'all or nothing' lockdown approach

Ministers have been told to shift away from the "all or nothing" approach to lockdown when the current one ends next month. Read full article: Ministers urged to move away from 'all o...→

Ministers, stop scaremongering - cases are going up because we are testing millions

Ministers, stop scaremongering - cases are going up because we are testing millions

I’VE helped patients fight cancer for almost half a century and I’ve learned the hard way how useful hope is – and how futile hysteria is.  If we all stay calm [...] Read full article: Ministers, stop scaremongering - cases a...→

Covid deaths near 250,000 as US urged to act to stop 'unrelenting' spread

Covid deaths near 250,000 as US urged to act to stop 'unrelenting' spread

Record high of more than 76,000 people hospitalised on Wednesday as leaked report warns of ‘further deterioration’ of situation Read full article: Covid deaths near 250,000 as US urged to...→

Premier League bosses must bail out smaller footie clubs, ministers warn

Premier League bosses must bail out smaller footie clubs, ministers warn

MINISTERS yesterday warned stingy Premier League bosses must bail out smaller footie clubs or face tough new regulation. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden held s [...] Read full article: Premier League bosses must bail out smal...→

England told to stop

England told to stop "wasting time" with Southgate and urged to appoint Mourinho

The Three Lions' hopes of Nations League glory were ended with a defeat to Belgium on Sunday and one of Southgate's former players is not impressed by what he [...] Read full article: England told to stop "wasting time" with...→

Sunak urged to delay minimum wage rise as it'll 'put thousands out of work'

Sunak urged to delay minimum wage rise as it'll 'put thousands out of work'

RISHI Sunak has been urged to delay the planned rise in the minimum wage amid fears it will put thousands more people out of work. The chancellor is committed [...] Read full article: Sunak urged to delay minimum wage rise a...→

Ministers take court action to stop publication of one paragraph of what Sturgeon said about Salmond allegations

Ministers take court action to stop publication of one paragraph of what Sturgeon said about Salmond allegations

MINISTERS are to take expensive legal action to prevent the disclosure of just one paragraph of the First Minister's communications with a senior… Read full article: Ministers take court action to stop publ...→

Ministers must stop trying to micromanage our lives

Ministers must stop trying to micromanage our lives

Every business is essential to someone, otherwise it wouldn’t survive, so trying to separate the 'essential' from the otherwise is hopeless Read full article: Ministers must stop trying to micromanag...→

Scottish ministers must work for more 'positive future' for North Sea oil, says Douglas Ross

Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross has called on ministers at Holyrood and Westminster to work together to help find a "e;more positive future"e; for th [...] Read full article: Scottish ministers must work for more 'p...→

Ministers urged to scrap plans to deport foreign rough sleepers

Ministers urged to scrap plans to deport foreign rough sleepers

Leading charities and London Mayor warn new immigration rules will deter already vulnerable people from seeking help and put them at greater risk of exploitati [...] Read full article: Ministers urged to scrap plans to deport...→

Coronavirus in Scotland: Ministers urged to set up specialised ‘long Covid’ clinics

Coronavirus in Scotland: Ministers urged to set up specialised ‘long Covid’ clinics

Specialist “long Covid” clinics must be set up in Scotland, health workers have claimed amid warnings that treatment is lagging behind the English NHS.Thousand [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Scotland: Ministers urged...→

Warning: Scottish Ministers have 'work cut out' as small business optimism plummets

Warning: Scottish Ministers have 'work cut out' as small business optimism plummets

The FSB highlighted pressures on small firms from continued Brexit uncertainty. Picture: Jonathan Brady/ PA... SCOTTISH small business confidence has plummeted [...] Read full article: Warning: Scottish Ministers have 'work c...→

Scots restaurant boss told furloughed staff he'd stop wages if they didn't work

Scots restaurant boss told furloughed staff he'd stop wages if they didn't work

Martin Tippett told them they were receiving 80 per cent of their pay from the government, so they should work up to 80 per cent of their weekly hours. Read full article: Scots restaurant boss told furloughed st...→

McDonald's worker who couldn't stop coughing at work tests positive for Covid-19

McDonald's worker who couldn't stop coughing at work tests positive for Covid-19

The McDonald's restaurant remains open after the staff member was sent home half way into their shift after serving customers in Hull, East Yorkshire Read full article: McDonald's worker who couldn't stop coug...→

Olympic boycotts don’t work, ministers told

Olympic boycotts don’t work, ministers told

Suggestions by government ministers that they may impose a boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing have received short shrift from Sir Hugh Robertson, t [...] Read full article: Olympic boycotts don’t work, ministers t...→

Council urged to spend Covid cash on bail out for businesses

Council urged to spend Covid cash on bail out for businesses

Council chiefs have been urged to spend a chunk of nearly £8 million in government funding on bailing out businesses worst hit by the Covid pandemic. Read full article: Council urged to spend Covid cash on bai...→

Neil Lennon urged to keep team secret to stop Celtic mole

Neil Lennon urged to keep team secret to stop Celtic mole

The Celtic boss promised an investigation into the leak and is determined to find out who is behind it. Read full article: Neil Lennon urged to keep team secret to...→

Stop being stubborn! EU urged to back down on Brexit talks by terrified car industry

Stop being stubborn! EU urged to back down on Brexit talks by terrified car industry

DESPERATE car manufacturers have urged the EU to soften its stance on future market access to the UK, warning their current stance risks causing significant da [...] Read full article: Stop being stubborn! EU urged to back do...→

House builder forced to stop work on 300 homes for breaching rules

House builder forced to stop work on 300 homes for breaching rules

The house builder was found to be in breach of 13 conditions and has been forced to stop work on the former QinetiQ development Read full article: House builder forced to stop work on 300...→

Stuart Carolan loves his work, and hates to stop

Stuart Carolan loves his work, and hates to stop

In the early 2000s, Stuart Carolan was on a flight from Ireland to London when his plane hit severe turbulence. The shock gave Carolan cause to contemplate his [...] Read full article: Stuart Carolan loves his work, and hates...→

UK on brink: Boris Johnson urged to stop 'forgetting' Scotland to save the union

UK on brink: Boris Johnson urged to stop 'forgetting' Scotland to save the union

BORIS JOHNSON has been warned the "complacency" the Conservative Party has shown towards the pro-independence movement in Scotland could ultimately cost him th [...] Read full article: UK on brink: Boris Johnson urged to stop...→

Coronavirus in Ireland: Republic and North must work together, ministers urged

Coronavirus in Ireland: Republic and North must work together, ministers urged

It is crucial that the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland co-ordinate their response to the Covid-19 outbreak, opposition politicians said yesterday as a [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Ireland: Republic and Nor...→

Boris hits back at mob rule – plans to hand ministers powers to stop removal of monuments

Boris hits back at mob rule – plans to hand ministers powers to stop removal of monuments

BORIS JOHNSON is planning to give ministers the powers to stop the controversial removal of historical monuments and statues, it has been revealed. Read full article: Boris hits back at mob rule – plans to h...→