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Government car park sale could free land for 110,000 new homes

Government car park sale could free land for 110,000 new homes

Selling 15 per cent of parking space owned by the government could raise £6 billion and free land for 110,000 new homes, an official study has found.The first [...] Read full article: Government car park sale could free land...→

Up to 50 homes to be built on site of former swimming pool in Worcester

Up to 50 homes to be built on site of former swimming pool in Worcester

The Sansome Walk pool in Worcester city centre is to be demolished and up to 50 houses and apartments built in its place - if the council can find a developer [...] Read full article: Up to 50 homes to be built on site of fo...→

Scottish care providers condemn Boris Johnson's 'deeply offensive' remarks on how care homes handled coronavirus pandemic | Press and Journal

Scottish care providers condemn Boris Johnson's 'deeply offensive' remarks on how care homes handled coronavirus pandemic | Press and Journal

Care home providers and unions in Scotland have condemned Boris Johnson for “deeply offensive” claims that some care homes failed to follow procedures during t [...] Read full article: Scottish care providers condemn Boris Jo...→

Londoners forced to remove excrement off front doors after park parties, says MP

Londoners forced to remove excrement off front doors after park parties, says MP

Hackney South and Shoreditch’s MP Meg Hillier spoke as the Government seeks to pass legislation which would let pubs set up outdoor seating areas. Read full article: Londoners forced to remove excrement off...→

New homes to be built in Dorset (and 51 are affordable)

SOVEREIGN Housing Association is working with Redrow to build 51 new affordable homes on the outskirts of Shaftesbury. Read full article: New homes to be built in Dorset (and 51 ...→

Thousands of homes could be built next to huge quarry

Thousands of homes could be built next to huge quarry

Campaigners are arguing a nearby large quarry is another reason thousands of homes should not be built. Read full article: Thousands of homes could be built next t...→

How pandemic was handled by care homes may have breached Human Rights Act

How pandemic was handled by care homes may have breached Human Rights Act

The Scottish Human Rights Commission said the scandal has raised “serious concerns” under Article 2 of the act. Read full article: How pandemic was handled by care homes m...→

14 new family council homes could be built on former play area (but slow worms would have to be moved)

14 new family council homes could be built on former play area (but slow worms would have to be moved)

MORE than a dozen new family council homes could be built in Bournemouth if councillors give final approval to multi-million pound plans later this… Read full article: 14 new family council homes could be bui...→

MP says park plan does not compensate for loss of 'pristine green belt'

MP says park plan does not compensate for loss of 'pristine green belt'

The creation of park land as part of a major 3,000 home development in the countryside would not compensate for the loss of “acres of pristine green belt”, acc [...] Read full article: MP says park plan does not compensate fo...→

'Scientists should be more interested in saving people's homes,' says MP after cliff collapse

'Scientists should be more interested in saving people's homes,' says MP after cliff collapse

An MP, who has spent years lobbying to save part of Kent's coastline, says he'll continue to do so after a house fell off a cliff. Read full article: 'Scientists should be more interested in...→

Homes to be built on old bakery site

Homes to be built on old bakery site

Fears have been expressed that the housing development on the former Harvestime bakery site would add to road rage and parking woes Read full article: Homes to be built on old bakery site...→

Coronavirus crime warning as gangs target care homes in pandemic

Coronavirus crime warning as gangs target care homes in pandemic

Organised crime gangs are targeting care homes, businesses and anxious members of the public to steal thousands of pounds during the pandemic. Read full article: Coronavirus crime warning as gangs targe...→

Cairn Homes plots garden offices in pandemic

Cairn Homes plots garden offices in pandemic

Cairn Homes, the quoted housebuilder, plans to provide garden rooms that can double as home offices at some of its developments, as it responds to changing buy [...] Read full article: Cairn Homes plots garden offices in pand...→

Care leaders slam government for failing care homes during early stages of pandemic

Care leaders slam government for failing care homes during early stages of pandemic

CARE leaders criticised the government yesterday for failing to prioritise care homes in its early pandemic planning, as the official death toll for elderly re [...] Read full article: Care leaders slam government for failing...→

Nearly 100 'much-needed' new homes to be built on Middleton estate

Nearly 100 'much-needed' new homes to be built on Middleton estate

Planners have given the go-ahead for two separate developments which will bring a further 89 properties to Langley. Read full article: Nearly 100 'much-needed' new homes to be...→

Some patients moved into care homes during pandemic had tested positive

Some patients moved into care homes during pandemic had tested positive

It's claimed that care homes in Wales had felt under pressure to take in hospital patients who were Covid-19 positive or who had not been tested Read full article: Some patients moved into care homes duri...→

Fifty new council homes will be built on old Irvine school site

Fifty new council homes will be built on old Irvine school site

The North Ayrshire Council estate will be built on the demolished Towerlands Primary plot. Read full article: Fifty new council homes will be built on...→

Complaints over Scots care homes soared in first three months of deadly pandemic

Complaints over Scots care homes soared in first three months of deadly pandemic

The number of complaints nearly hit 700 between March and May - up 34% on the previous year – with the statistics fuelling calls for a national care service. Read full article: Complaints over Scots care homes soared ...→

Stately Homes of England under threat from lost entrance fees due to COVID-19 pandemic

Stately Homes of England under threat from lost entrance fees due to COVID-19 pandemic

STATELY homes such as the setting for TV's Downton Abbey could struggle to survive the "financial Armageddon" of the COVID-19 pandemic. Highclere Castle in New [...] Read full article: Stately Homes of England under threat fr...→

Coronavirus horror: Pandemic COULD be biological weapon gone wrong, claims MP

Coronavirus horror: Pandemic COULD be biological weapon gone wrong, claims MP

THE POSSIBILITY that COVID-19 is a biological weapon which originated in in a Wuhan laboratory cannot be discounted, a Tory MP has said. Read full article: Coronavirus horror: Pandemic COULD be bi...→

Questions for Johnson over claims care homes were pandemic ‘afterthought’

Questions for Johnson over claims care homes were pandemic ‘afterthought’

It has been found that 25,000 hospital patients were discharged into England’s care homes without proper testing at the height of the pandemic. Read full article: Questions for Johnson over claims care h...→

Smaller care homes faring ‘better’ during Covid-19 pandemic, health secretary says

Smaller care homes across Scotland appear to have been hit less hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the health secretary. Read full article: Smaller care homes faring ‘better’ durin...→

Coronavirus: Jeane Freeman to be grilled by MSPs over care homes and pandemic planning

Coronavirus: Jeane Freeman to be grilled by MSPs over care homes and pandemic planning

JEANE Freeman will be grilled by MSPs on the Scottish Government's response to the Covid-19 pandemic in care homes. Read full article: Coronavirus: Jeane Freeman to be grilled...→

Care homes must be redesigned before the next pandemic

Care homes must be redesigned before the next pandemic

The most intense impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the elderly has been in care homes, the first big sign of their vulnerability.What do you see when you l [...] Read full article: Care homes must be redesigned before the...→

Sick trolls bombard new mum MP with ‘abusive messages’ for taking maternity leave after giving birth during pandemic

Sick trolls bombard new mum MP with ‘abusive messages’ for taking maternity leave after giving birth during pandemic

SICK trolls have bombarded a new mum MP with “abusive messages” for taking maternity leave after giving birth during a pandemic. Siobhan Baillie, the Conservat [...] Read full article: Sick trolls bombard new mum MP with ‘abu...→

Rides, slides and virus-risk traffic lights as £37m theme park opens in coronavirus pandemic

Rides, slides and virus-risk traffic lights as £37m theme park opens in coronavirus pandemic

As the UK emerges tentatively out of lockdown, a new attraction in South Yorkshire has opened its doors for the first time. Colin Drury was among its first vis [...] Read full article: Rides, slides and virus-risk traffic lig...→

Labour MP shamed over party stance during pandemic: 'Are you just bet hedgers?'

Labour MP shamed over party stance during pandemic: 'Are you just bet hedgers?'

LABOUR MP Lucy Powell was quizzed over her party's stance during the coronavirus outbreak as she was challenged on whether they are a party of "bet hedgers." Read full article: Labour MP shamed over party stance durin...→

MP David Davis blasts 'over-controlling' Public Health England for getting 'every single task' wrong in pandemic

MP David Davis blasts 'over-controlling' Public Health England for getting 'every single task' wrong in pandemic

TOP MP David Davis has blasted Public Health England as “over controlling” and claimed it got “very single task” wrong during the pandemic. His scathing blast [...] Read full article: MP David Davis blasts 'over-controlling'...→

Hundreds attend rave in city park where girls urinated outside homes

Hundreds attend rave in city park where girls urinated outside homes

Police in Birmingham have been criticised following the rave in Sorrel Park, which went on until the early hours of the morning in spite of lockdown restrictio [...] Read full article: Hundreds attend rave in city park where ...→

Coronavirus latest: How care homes can support staff post-pandemic

Coronavirus latest: How care homes can support staff post-pandemic

CARE HOME staff have been applauded in recent weeks for their efforts in the coronavirus pandemic - and now there are extra ways to help support staff as lockd [...] Read full article: Coronavirus latest: How care homes can s...→

Australian prime minister apologises for ‘no slavery’ claimAustralia’s prime minister has apologised to critics who accused him of denying the country’s history of slavery, as a state government announced it will remove a former Belgian king’s name from a mountain range as part of a global re-examination of racial injustice.  PM Scott Morrison had defended the legacy of British explorer James Cook, who in 1770 charted the site of the first British penal colony in Australia, which became present-day Sydney.  Mr Morrison, who represents the Sydney electoral district of Cook in parliament, described the British naval hero on Thursday as “very much ahead of his time”, and urged people calling for the district to be renamed to “get a bit of a grip on this”.  READ MORE: Robert the Bruce statue vandalised with graffiti claiming he was a 'racist king'  “While slave ships continued to travel around the world, when Australia was established… it was a pretty brutal place, but there was no slavery in Australia,” he told Sydney Radio 2BG.  But he made a rare apology on Friday after critics pointed out that tens of thousands of South Pacific islanders were forced to labour on Australian sugar cane plantations in the 19th century and Australian indigenous people were forced to work for wages that were never paid.  “My comments were not intended to cause offence and if I did, I deeply regret that and apologise for that,” Mr Morrison said on Friday, adding that slavery was not lawful in the original Sydney colony.  While he was seeking public restraint in re-evaluating historical figures in response to George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police, the Western Australia state government announced it will rename the King Leopold Ranges in Australia’s north west.  State lands minister Ben Wyatt, an indigenous Australian, described the Belgian as an “evil tyrant” who should not be honoured.  The announcement came after a statue of the monarch, who forced many people into slavery in Congo, was defaced and removed from the Belgian city of Antwerp.  READ MORE: Billy Connolly on 'pathetic' Scottish Labour and what he really thinks about independence  Mr Morrison’s denial of Australian slavery came as a second blow to many indigenous Australians after he expressed gratitude following Mr Floyd’s death that Australia did not share the US problem of police violence against the black population.  Aborigines account for 2 of Australia’s adult population and 27 of its prison population, with more than 340 indigenous Australians dying in police or prison custody in the past three decades.  A statue of Cook in a Sydney park was a focus of anti-racism protesters in Sydney on Friday.  A cottage built by Cook’s parents in England in 1755 that was moved to the Australian city of Melbourne in the 1930s has also been targeted by activist vandals.

Australian prime minister apologises for ‘no slavery’ claimAustralia’s prime minister has apologised to critics who accused him of denying the country’s history of slavery, as a state government announced it will remove a former Belgian king’s name from a mountain range as part of a global re-examination of racial injustice. PM Scott Morrison had defended the legacy of British explorer James Cook, who in 1770 charted the site of the first British penal colony in Australia, which became present-day Sydney. Mr Morrison, who represents the Sydney electoral district of Cook in parliament, described the British naval hero on Thursday as “very much ahead of his time”, and urged people calling for the district to be renamed to “get a bit of a grip on this”. READ MORE: Robert the Bruce statue vandalised with graffiti claiming he was a 'racist king' “While slave ships continued to travel around the world, when Australia was established… it was a pretty brutal place, but there was no slavery in Australia,” he told Sydney Radio 2BG. But he made a rare apology on Friday after critics pointed out that tens of thousands of South Pacific islanders were forced to labour on Australian sugar cane plantations in the 19th century and Australian indigenous people were forced to work for wages that were never paid. “My comments were not intended to cause offence and if I did, I deeply regret that and apologise for that,” Mr Morrison said on Friday, adding that slavery was not lawful in the original Sydney colony. While he was seeking public restraint in re-evaluating historical figures in response to George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police, the Western Australia state government announced it will rename the King Leopold Ranges in Australia’s north west. State lands minister Ben Wyatt, an indigenous Australian, described the Belgian as an “evil tyrant” who should not be honoured. The announcement came after a statue of the monarch, who forced many people into slavery in Congo, was defaced and removed from the Belgian city of Antwerp. READ MORE: Billy Connolly on 'pathetic' Scottish Labour and what he really thinks about independence Mr Morrison’s denial of Australian slavery came as a second blow to many indigenous Australians after he expressed gratitude following Mr Floyd’s death that Australia did not share the US problem of police violence against the black population. Aborigines account for 2 of Australia’s adult population and 27 of its prison population, with more than 340 indigenous Australians dying in police or prison custody in the past three decades. A statue of Cook in a Sydney park was a focus of anti-racism protesters in Sydney on Friday. A cottage built by Cook’s parents in England in 1755 that was moved to the Australian city of Melbourne in the 1930s has also been targeted by activist vandals.

Australia’s prime minister has apologised to critics who accused him of denying the country’s history of slavery, as a state government… Read full article: Australian prime minister apologises for...→

How coronavirus pandemic has shown proportional representation is vital for UK – Wendy Chamberlain MP

Countries like Germany and New Zealand, which have not seen the same level of deaths from Covid as the UK, have systems of government that encourage co-operati [...] Read full article: How coronavirus pandemic has shown propo...→

Coronavirus in Ireland: Wanted — guardians for empty homes as pandemic hits property market

Coronavirus in Ireland: Wanted — guardians for empty homes as pandemic hits property market

A security company is reporting a “huge increase” in owners of empty buidlings seeking guardians to look after their buildings during the pandemic.VPS Ireland [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Ireland: Wanted — guardia...→

MP slams Morrisons over mothballed Dalton Park site as petrol station opens

MP slams Morrisons over mothballed Dalton Park site as petrol station opens

The firm has given no possible date for the opening of the supermarket which has stood empty since 2016 Read full article: MP slams Morrisons over mothballed Dalto...→

Vulnerable people in care homes dying three times normal rate during pandemic

Vulnerable people in care homes dying three times normal rate during pandemic

EXCLUSIVE: From April 10 to May 8, 3,161 deaths of people receiving domiciliary care were reported to the Care Quality Commission – nearly three times the thre [...] Read full article: Vulnerable people in care homes dying th...→

Groups built on fossil fuel funding urge states to reopen amid pandemic

Groups built on fossil fuel funding urge states to reopen amid pandemic

ExxonMobil, Koch and Mercer family are past funders of critics of stay-at-home orders as fossil fuel industry struggles amid lockdowns Read full article: Groups built on fossil fuel funding urge...→

Government car park sale could free land for 110,000 new homes

Government car park sale could free land for 110,000 new homes

Selling 15 per cent of parking space owned by the government could raise £6 billion and free land for 110,000 new homes, an official study has found.The first [...] Read full article: Government car park sale could free land...→

Some patients moved into care homes during pandemic had tested positive

Some patients moved into care homes during pandemic had tested positive

It's claimed that care homes in Wales had felt under pressure to take in hospital patients who were Covid-19 positive or who had not been tested Read full article: Some patients moved into care homes duri...→

Complaints over Scots care homes soared in first three months of deadly pandemic

Complaints over Scots care homes soared in first three months of deadly pandemic

The number of complaints nearly hit 700 between March and May - up 34% on the previous year – with the statistics fuelling calls for a national care service. Read full article: Complaints over Scots care homes soared ...→

MP David Davis blasts 'over-controlling' Public Health England for getting 'every single task' wrong in pandemic

MP David Davis blasts 'over-controlling' Public Health England for getting 'every single task' wrong in pandemic

TOP MP David Davis has blasted Public Health England as “over controlling” and claimed it got “very single task” wrong during the pandemic. His scathing blast [...] Read full article: MP David Davis blasts 'over-controlling'...→

Stately Homes of England under threat from lost entrance fees due to COVID-19 pandemic

Stately Homes of England under threat from lost entrance fees due to COVID-19 pandemic

STATELY homes such as the setting for TV's Downton Abbey could struggle to survive the "financial Armageddon" of the COVID-19 pandemic. Highclere Castle in New [...] Read full article: Stately Homes of England under threat fr...→

New homes to be built in Dorset (and 51 are affordable)

SOVEREIGN Housing Association is working with Redrow to build 51 new affordable homes on the outskirts of Shaftesbury. Read full article: New homes to be built in Dorset (and 51 ...→

Coronavirus latest: How care homes can support staff post-pandemic

Coronavirus latest: How care homes can support staff post-pandemic

CARE HOME staff have been applauded in recent weeks for their efforts in the coronavirus pandemic - and now there are extra ways to help support staff as lockd [...] Read full article: Coronavirus latest: How care homes can s...→

How pandemic was handled by care homes may have breached Human Rights Act

How pandemic was handled by care homes may have breached Human Rights Act

The Scottish Human Rights Commission said the scandal has raised “serious concerns” under Article 2 of the act. Read full article: How pandemic was handled by care homes m...→

Australian prime minister apologises for ‘no slavery’ claimAustralia’s prime minister has apologised to critics who accused him of denying the country’s history of slavery, as a state government announced it will remove a former Belgian king’s name from a mountain range as part of a global re-examination of racial injustice.  PM Scott Morrison had defended the legacy of British explorer James Cook, who in 1770 charted the site of the first British penal colony in Australia, which became present-day Sydney.  Mr Morrison, who represents the Sydney electoral district of Cook in parliament, described the British naval hero on Thursday as “very much ahead of his time”, and urged people calling for the district to be renamed to “get a bit of a grip on this”.  READ MORE: Robert the Bruce statue vandalised with graffiti claiming he was a 'racist king'  “While slave ships continued to travel around the world, when Australia was established… it was a pretty brutal place, but there was no slavery in Australia,” he told Sydney Radio 2BG.  But he made a rare apology on Friday after critics pointed out that tens of thousands of South Pacific islanders were forced to labour on Australian sugar cane plantations in the 19th century and Australian indigenous people were forced to work for wages that were never paid.  “My comments were not intended to cause offence and if I did, I deeply regret that and apologise for that,” Mr Morrison said on Friday, adding that slavery was not lawful in the original Sydney colony.  While he was seeking public restraint in re-evaluating historical figures in response to George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police, the Western Australia state government announced it will rename the King Leopold Ranges in Australia’s north west.  State lands minister Ben Wyatt, an indigenous Australian, described the Belgian as an “evil tyrant” who should not be honoured.  The announcement came after a statue of the monarch, who forced many people into slavery in Congo, was defaced and removed from the Belgian city of Antwerp.  READ MORE: Billy Connolly on 'pathetic' Scottish Labour and what he really thinks about independence  Mr Morrison’s denial of Australian slavery came as a second blow to many indigenous Australians after he expressed gratitude following Mr Floyd’s death that Australia did not share the US problem of police violence against the black population.  Aborigines account for 2 of Australia’s adult population and 27 of its prison population, with more than 340 indigenous Australians dying in police or prison custody in the past three decades.  A statue of Cook in a Sydney park was a focus of anti-racism protesters in Sydney on Friday.  A cottage built by Cook’s parents in England in 1755 that was moved to the Australian city of Melbourne in the 1930s has also been targeted by activist vandals.

Australian prime minister apologises for ‘no slavery’ claimAustralia’s prime minister has apologised to critics who accused him of denying the country’s history of slavery, as a state government announced it will remove a former Belgian king’s name from a mountain range as part of a global re-examination of racial injustice. PM Scott Morrison had defended the legacy of British explorer James Cook, who in 1770 charted the site of the first British penal colony in Australia, which became present-day Sydney. Mr Morrison, who represents the Sydney electoral district of Cook in parliament, described the British naval hero on Thursday as “very much ahead of his time”, and urged people calling for the district to be renamed to “get a bit of a grip on this”. READ MORE: Robert the Bruce statue vandalised with graffiti claiming he was a 'racist king' “While slave ships continued to travel around the world, when Australia was established… it was a pretty brutal place, but there was no slavery in Australia,” he told Sydney Radio 2BG. But he made a rare apology on Friday after critics pointed out that tens of thousands of South Pacific islanders were forced to labour on Australian sugar cane plantations in the 19th century and Australian indigenous people were forced to work for wages that were never paid. “My comments were not intended to cause offence and if I did, I deeply regret that and apologise for that,” Mr Morrison said on Friday, adding that slavery was not lawful in the original Sydney colony. While he was seeking public restraint in re-evaluating historical figures in response to George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police, the Western Australia state government announced it will rename the King Leopold Ranges in Australia’s north west. State lands minister Ben Wyatt, an indigenous Australian, described the Belgian as an “evil tyrant” who should not be honoured. The announcement came after a statue of the monarch, who forced many people into slavery in Congo, was defaced and removed from the Belgian city of Antwerp. READ MORE: Billy Connolly on 'pathetic' Scottish Labour and what he really thinks about independence Mr Morrison’s denial of Australian slavery came as a second blow to many indigenous Australians after he expressed gratitude following Mr Floyd’s death that Australia did not share the US problem of police violence against the black population. Aborigines account for 2 of Australia’s adult population and 27 of its prison population, with more than 340 indigenous Australians dying in police or prison custody in the past three decades. A statue of Cook in a Sydney park was a focus of anti-racism protesters in Sydney on Friday. A cottage built by Cook’s parents in England in 1755 that was moved to the Australian city of Melbourne in the 1930s has also been targeted by activist vandals.

Australia’s prime minister has apologised to critics who accused him of denying the country’s history of slavery, as a state government… Read full article: Australian prime minister apologises for...→

Questions for Johnson over claims care homes were pandemic ‘afterthought’

Questions for Johnson over claims care homes were pandemic ‘afterthought’

It has been found that 25,000 hospital patients were discharged into England’s care homes without proper testing at the height of the pandemic. Read full article: Questions for Johnson over claims care h...→

MP says park plan does not compensate for loss of 'pristine green belt'

MP says park plan does not compensate for loss of 'pristine green belt'

The creation of park land as part of a major 3,000 home development in the countryside would not compensate for the loss of “acres of pristine green belt”, acc [...] Read full article: MP says park plan does not compensate fo...→

Coronavirus in Ireland: Wanted — guardians for empty homes as pandemic hits property market

Coronavirus in Ireland: Wanted — guardians for empty homes as pandemic hits property market

A security company is reporting a “huge increase” in owners of empty buidlings seeking guardians to look after their buildings during the pandemic.VPS Ireland [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Ireland: Wanted — guardia...→

Smaller care homes faring ‘better’ during Covid-19 pandemic, health secretary says

Smaller care homes across Scotland appear to have been hit less hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the health secretary. Read full article: Smaller care homes faring ‘better’ durin...→

Homes to be built on old bakery site

Homes to be built on old bakery site

Fears have been expressed that the housing development on the former Harvestime bakery site would add to road rage and parking woes Read full article: Homes to be built on old bakery site...→

Care homes must be redesigned before the next pandemic

Care homes must be redesigned before the next pandemic

The most intense impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the elderly has been in care homes, the first big sign of their vulnerability.What do you see when you l [...] Read full article: Care homes must be redesigned before the...→

Cairn Homes plots garden offices in pandemic

Cairn Homes plots garden offices in pandemic

Cairn Homes, the quoted housebuilder, plans to provide garden rooms that can double as home offices at some of its developments, as it responds to changing buy [...] Read full article: Cairn Homes plots garden offices in pand...→

Vulnerable people in care homes dying three times normal rate during pandemic

Vulnerable people in care homes dying three times normal rate during pandemic

EXCLUSIVE: From April 10 to May 8, 3,161 deaths of people receiving domiciliary care were reported to the Care Quality Commission – nearly three times the thre [...] Read full article: Vulnerable people in care homes dying th...→

Care leaders slam government for failing care homes during early stages of pandemic

Care leaders slam government for failing care homes during early stages of pandemic

CARE leaders criticised the government yesterday for failing to prioritise care homes in its early pandemic planning, as the official death toll for elderly re [...] Read full article: Care leaders slam government for failing...→

Nearly 100 'much-needed' new homes to be built on Middleton estate

Nearly 100 'much-needed' new homes to be built on Middleton estate

Planners have given the go-ahead for two separate developments which will bring a further 89 properties to Langley. Read full article: Nearly 100 'much-needed' new homes to be...→

Up to 50 homes to be built on site of former swimming pool in Worcester

Up to 50 homes to be built on site of former swimming pool in Worcester

The Sansome Walk pool in Worcester city centre is to be demolished and up to 50 houses and apartments built in its place - if the council can find a developer [...] Read full article: Up to 50 homes to be built on site of fo...→

Rides, slides and virus-risk traffic lights as £37m theme park opens in coronavirus pandemic

Rides, slides and virus-risk traffic lights as £37m theme park opens in coronavirus pandemic

As the UK emerges tentatively out of lockdown, a new attraction in South Yorkshire has opened its doors for the first time. Colin Drury was among its first vis [...] Read full article: Rides, slides and virus-risk traffic lig...→

Fifty new council homes will be built on old Irvine school site

Fifty new council homes will be built on old Irvine school site

The North Ayrshire Council estate will be built on the demolished Towerlands Primary plot. Read full article: Fifty new council homes will be built on...→

Scottish care providers condemn Boris Johnson's 'deeply offensive' remarks on how care homes handled coronavirus pandemic | Press and Journal

Scottish care providers condemn Boris Johnson's 'deeply offensive' remarks on how care homes handled coronavirus pandemic | Press and Journal

Care home providers and unions in Scotland have condemned Boris Johnson for “deeply offensive” claims that some care homes failed to follow procedures during t [...] Read full article: Scottish care providers condemn Boris Jo...→

Labour MP shamed over party stance during pandemic: 'Are you just bet hedgers?'

Labour MP shamed over party stance during pandemic: 'Are you just bet hedgers?'

LABOUR MP Lucy Powell was quizzed over her party's stance during the coronavirus outbreak as she was challenged on whether they are a party of "bet hedgers." Read full article: Labour MP shamed over party stance durin...→

Londoners forced to remove excrement off front doors after park parties, says MP

Londoners forced to remove excrement off front doors after park parties, says MP

Hackney South and Shoreditch’s MP Meg Hillier spoke as the Government seeks to pass legislation which would let pubs set up outdoor seating areas. Read full article: Londoners forced to remove excrement off...→

Hundreds attend rave in city park where girls urinated outside homes

Hundreds attend rave in city park where girls urinated outside homes

Police in Birmingham have been criticised following the rave in Sorrel Park, which went on until the early hours of the morning in spite of lockdown restrictio [...] Read full article: Hundreds attend rave in city park where ...→

Coronavirus horror: Pandemic COULD be biological weapon gone wrong, claims MP

Coronavirus horror: Pandemic COULD be biological weapon gone wrong, claims MP

THE POSSIBILITY that COVID-19 is a biological weapon which originated in in a Wuhan laboratory cannot be discounted, a Tory MP has said. Read full article: Coronavirus horror: Pandemic COULD be bi...→

Thousands of homes could be built next to huge quarry

Thousands of homes could be built next to huge quarry

Campaigners are arguing a nearby large quarry is another reason thousands of homes should not be built. Read full article: Thousands of homes could be built next t...→

14 new family council homes could be built on former play area (but slow worms would have to be moved)

14 new family council homes could be built on former play area (but slow worms would have to be moved)

MORE than a dozen new family council homes could be built in Bournemouth if councillors give final approval to multi-million pound plans later this… Read full article: 14 new family council homes could be bui...→

How coronavirus pandemic has shown proportional representation is vital for UK – Wendy Chamberlain MP

Countries like Germany and New Zealand, which have not seen the same level of deaths from Covid as the UK, have systems of government that encourage co-operati [...] Read full article: How coronavirus pandemic has shown propo...→

'Scientists should be more interested in saving people's homes,' says MP after cliff collapse

'Scientists should be more interested in saving people's homes,' says MP after cliff collapse

An MP, who has spent years lobbying to save part of Kent's coastline, says he'll continue to do so after a house fell off a cliff. Read full article: 'Scientists should be more interested in...→

MP slams Morrisons over mothballed Dalton Park site as petrol station opens

MP slams Morrisons over mothballed Dalton Park site as petrol station opens

The firm has given no possible date for the opening of the supermarket which has stood empty since 2016 Read full article: MP slams Morrisons over mothballed Dalto...→

Coronavirus: Jeane Freeman to be grilled by MSPs over care homes and pandemic planning

Coronavirus: Jeane Freeman to be grilled by MSPs over care homes and pandemic planning

JEANE Freeman will be grilled by MSPs on the Scottish Government's response to the Covid-19 pandemic in care homes. Read full article: Coronavirus: Jeane Freeman to be grilled...→

Coronavirus crime warning as gangs target care homes in pandemic

Coronavirus crime warning as gangs target care homes in pandemic

Organised crime gangs are targeting care homes, businesses and anxious members of the public to steal thousands of pounds during the pandemic. Read full article: Coronavirus crime warning as gangs targe...→

Sick trolls bombard new mum MP with ‘abusive messages’ for taking maternity leave after giving birth during pandemic

Sick trolls bombard new mum MP with ‘abusive messages’ for taking maternity leave after giving birth during pandemic

SICK trolls have bombarded a new mum MP with “abusive messages” for taking maternity leave after giving birth during a pandemic. Siobhan Baillie, the Conservat [...] Read full article: Sick trolls bombard new mum MP with ‘abu...→

Groups built on fossil fuel funding urge states to reopen amid pandemic

Groups built on fossil fuel funding urge states to reopen amid pandemic

ExxonMobil, Koch and Mercer family are past funders of critics of stay-at-home orders as fossil fuel industry struggles amid lockdowns Read full article: Groups built on fossil fuel funding urge...→

Government car park sale could free land for 110,000 new homes

Government car park sale could free land for 110,000 new homes

Selling 15 per cent of parking space owned by the government could raise £6 billion and free land for 110,000 new homes, an official study has found.The first [...] Read full article: Government car park sale could free land...→

Nearly 100 'much-needed' new homes to be built on Middleton estate

Nearly 100 'much-needed' new homes to be built on Middleton estate

Planners have given the go-ahead for two separate developments which will bring a further 89 properties to Langley. Read full article: Nearly 100 'much-needed' new homes to be...→

Up to 50 homes to be built on site of former swimming pool in Worcester

Up to 50 homes to be built on site of former swimming pool in Worcester

The Sansome Walk pool in Worcester city centre is to be demolished and up to 50 houses and apartments built in its place - if the council can find a developer [...] Read full article: Up to 50 homes to be built on site of fo...→

Some patients moved into care homes during pandemic had tested positive

Some patients moved into care homes during pandemic had tested positive

It's claimed that care homes in Wales had felt under pressure to take in hospital patients who were Covid-19 positive or who had not been tested Read full article: Some patients moved into care homes duri...→

Rides, slides and virus-risk traffic lights as £37m theme park opens in coronavirus pandemic

Rides, slides and virus-risk traffic lights as £37m theme park opens in coronavirus pandemic

As the UK emerges tentatively out of lockdown, a new attraction in South Yorkshire has opened its doors for the first time. Colin Drury was among its first vis [...] Read full article: Rides, slides and virus-risk traffic lig...→

Fifty new council homes will be built on old Irvine school site

Fifty new council homes will be built on old Irvine school site

The North Ayrshire Council estate will be built on the demolished Towerlands Primary plot. Read full article: Fifty new council homes will be built on...→

Scottish care providers condemn Boris Johnson's 'deeply offensive' remarks on how care homes handled coronavirus pandemic | Press and Journal

Scottish care providers condemn Boris Johnson's 'deeply offensive' remarks on how care homes handled coronavirus pandemic | Press and Journal

Care home providers and unions in Scotland have condemned Boris Johnson for “deeply offensive” claims that some care homes failed to follow procedures during t [...] Read full article: Scottish care providers condemn Boris Jo...→

Complaints over Scots care homes soared in first three months of deadly pandemic

Complaints over Scots care homes soared in first three months of deadly pandemic

The number of complaints nearly hit 700 between March and May - up 34% on the previous year – with the statistics fuelling calls for a national care service. Read full article: Complaints over Scots care homes soared ...→

Labour MP shamed over party stance during pandemic: 'Are you just bet hedgers?'

Labour MP shamed over party stance during pandemic: 'Are you just bet hedgers?'

LABOUR MP Lucy Powell was quizzed over her party's stance during the coronavirus outbreak as she was challenged on whether they are a party of "bet hedgers." Read full article: Labour MP shamed over party stance durin...→

MP David Davis blasts 'over-controlling' Public Health England for getting 'every single task' wrong in pandemic

MP David Davis blasts 'over-controlling' Public Health England for getting 'every single task' wrong in pandemic

TOP MP David Davis has blasted Public Health England as “over controlling” and claimed it got “very single task” wrong during the pandemic. His scathing blast [...] Read full article: MP David Davis blasts 'over-controlling'...→

Londoners forced to remove excrement off front doors after park parties, says MP

Londoners forced to remove excrement off front doors after park parties, says MP

Hackney South and Shoreditch’s MP Meg Hillier spoke as the Government seeks to pass legislation which would let pubs set up outdoor seating areas. Read full article: Londoners forced to remove excrement off...→

Stately Homes of England under threat from lost entrance fees due to COVID-19 pandemic

Stately Homes of England under threat from lost entrance fees due to COVID-19 pandemic

STATELY homes such as the setting for TV's Downton Abbey could struggle to survive the "financial Armageddon" of the COVID-19 pandemic. Highclere Castle in New [...] Read full article: Stately Homes of England under threat fr...→

Hundreds attend rave in city park where girls urinated outside homes

Hundreds attend rave in city park where girls urinated outside homes

Police in Birmingham have been criticised following the rave in Sorrel Park, which went on until the early hours of the morning in spite of lockdown restrictio [...] Read full article: Hundreds attend rave in city park where ...→

New homes to be built in Dorset (and 51 are affordable)

SOVEREIGN Housing Association is working with Redrow to build 51 new affordable homes on the outskirts of Shaftesbury. Read full article: New homes to be built in Dorset (and 51 ...→

Coronavirus horror: Pandemic COULD be biological weapon gone wrong, claims MP

Coronavirus horror: Pandemic COULD be biological weapon gone wrong, claims MP

THE POSSIBILITY that COVID-19 is a biological weapon which originated in in a Wuhan laboratory cannot be discounted, a Tory MP has said. Read full article: Coronavirus horror: Pandemic COULD be bi...→

Coronavirus latest: How care homes can support staff post-pandemic

Coronavirus latest: How care homes can support staff post-pandemic

CARE HOME staff have been applauded in recent weeks for their efforts in the coronavirus pandemic - and now there are extra ways to help support staff as lockd [...] Read full article: Coronavirus latest: How care homes can s...→

Thousands of homes could be built next to huge quarry

Thousands of homes could be built next to huge quarry

Campaigners are arguing a nearby large quarry is another reason thousands of homes should not be built. Read full article: Thousands of homes could be built next t...→

How pandemic was handled by care homes may have breached Human Rights Act

How pandemic was handled by care homes may have breached Human Rights Act

The Scottish Human Rights Commission said the scandal has raised “serious concerns” under Article 2 of the act. Read full article: How pandemic was handled by care homes m...→

Australian prime minister apologises for ‘no slavery’ claimAustralia’s prime minister has apologised to critics who accused him of denying the country’s history of slavery, as a state government announced it will remove a former Belgian king’s name from a mountain range as part of a global re-examination of racial injustice.  PM Scott Morrison had defended the legacy of British explorer James Cook, who in 1770 charted the site of the first British penal colony in Australia, which became present-day Sydney.  Mr Morrison, who represents the Sydney electoral district of Cook in parliament, described the British naval hero on Thursday as “very much ahead of his time”, and urged people calling for the district to be renamed to “get a bit of a grip on this”.  READ MORE: Robert the Bruce statue vandalised with graffiti claiming he was a 'racist king'  “While slave ships continued to travel around the world, when Australia was established… it was a pretty brutal place, but there was no slavery in Australia,” he told Sydney Radio 2BG.  But he made a rare apology on Friday after critics pointed out that tens of thousands of South Pacific islanders were forced to labour on Australian sugar cane plantations in the 19th century and Australian indigenous people were forced to work for wages that were never paid.  “My comments were not intended to cause offence and if I did, I deeply regret that and apologise for that,” Mr Morrison said on Friday, adding that slavery was not lawful in the original Sydney colony.  While he was seeking public restraint in re-evaluating historical figures in response to George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police, the Western Australia state government announced it will rename the King Leopold Ranges in Australia’s north west.  State lands minister Ben Wyatt, an indigenous Australian, described the Belgian as an “evil tyrant” who should not be honoured.  The announcement came after a statue of the monarch, who forced many people into slavery in Congo, was defaced and removed from the Belgian city of Antwerp.  READ MORE: Billy Connolly on 'pathetic' Scottish Labour and what he really thinks about independence  Mr Morrison’s denial of Australian slavery came as a second blow to many indigenous Australians after he expressed gratitude following Mr Floyd’s death that Australia did not share the US problem of police violence against the black population.  Aborigines account for 2 of Australia’s adult population and 27 of its prison population, with more than 340 indigenous Australians dying in police or prison custody in the past three decades.  A statue of Cook in a Sydney park was a focus of anti-racism protesters in Sydney on Friday.  A cottage built by Cook’s parents in England in 1755 that was moved to the Australian city of Melbourne in the 1930s has also been targeted by activist vandals.

Australian prime minister apologises for ‘no slavery’ claimAustralia’s prime minister has apologised to critics who accused him of denying the country’s history of slavery, as a state government announced it will remove a former Belgian king’s name from a mountain range as part of a global re-examination of racial injustice. PM Scott Morrison had defended the legacy of British explorer James Cook, who in 1770 charted the site of the first British penal colony in Australia, which became present-day Sydney. Mr Morrison, who represents the Sydney electoral district of Cook in parliament, described the British naval hero on Thursday as “very much ahead of his time”, and urged people calling for the district to be renamed to “get a bit of a grip on this”. READ MORE: Robert the Bruce statue vandalised with graffiti claiming he was a 'racist king' “While slave ships continued to travel around the world, when Australia was established… it was a pretty brutal place, but there was no slavery in Australia,” he told Sydney Radio 2BG. But he made a rare apology on Friday after critics pointed out that tens of thousands of South Pacific islanders were forced to labour on Australian sugar cane plantations in the 19th century and Australian indigenous people were forced to work for wages that were never paid. “My comments were not intended to cause offence and if I did, I deeply regret that and apologise for that,” Mr Morrison said on Friday, adding that slavery was not lawful in the original Sydney colony. While he was seeking public restraint in re-evaluating historical figures in response to George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police, the Western Australia state government announced it will rename the King Leopold Ranges in Australia’s north west. State lands minister Ben Wyatt, an indigenous Australian, described the Belgian as an “evil tyrant” who should not be honoured. The announcement came after a statue of the monarch, who forced many people into slavery in Congo, was defaced and removed from the Belgian city of Antwerp. READ MORE: Billy Connolly on 'pathetic' Scottish Labour and what he really thinks about independence Mr Morrison’s denial of Australian slavery came as a second blow to many indigenous Australians after he expressed gratitude following Mr Floyd’s death that Australia did not share the US problem of police violence against the black population. Aborigines account for 2 of Australia’s adult population and 27 of its prison population, with more than 340 indigenous Australians dying in police or prison custody in the past three decades. A statue of Cook in a Sydney park was a focus of anti-racism protesters in Sydney on Friday. A cottage built by Cook’s parents in England in 1755 that was moved to the Australian city of Melbourne in the 1930s has also been targeted by activist vandals.

Australia’s prime minister has apologised to critics who accused him of denying the country’s history of slavery, as a state government… Read full article: Australian prime minister apologises for...→

14 new family council homes could be built on former play area (but slow worms would have to be moved)

14 new family council homes could be built on former play area (but slow worms would have to be moved)

MORE than a dozen new family council homes could be built in Bournemouth if councillors give final approval to multi-million pound plans later this… Read full article: 14 new family council homes could be bui...→

Questions for Johnson over claims care homes were pandemic ‘afterthought’

Questions for Johnson over claims care homes were pandemic ‘afterthought’

It has been found that 25,000 hospital patients were discharged into England’s care homes without proper testing at the height of the pandemic. Read full article: Questions for Johnson over claims care h...→

How coronavirus pandemic has shown proportional representation is vital for UK – Wendy Chamberlain MP

Countries like Germany and New Zealand, which have not seen the same level of deaths from Covid as the UK, have systems of government that encourage co-operati [...] Read full article: How coronavirus pandemic has shown propo...→

MP says park plan does not compensate for loss of 'pristine green belt'

MP says park plan does not compensate for loss of 'pristine green belt'

The creation of park land as part of a major 3,000 home development in the countryside would not compensate for the loss of “acres of pristine green belt”, acc [...] Read full article: MP says park plan does not compensate fo...→

Coronavirus in Ireland: Wanted — guardians for empty homes as pandemic hits property market

Coronavirus in Ireland: Wanted — guardians for empty homes as pandemic hits property market

A security company is reporting a “huge increase” in owners of empty buidlings seeking guardians to look after their buildings during the pandemic.VPS Ireland [...] Read full article: Coronavirus in Ireland: Wanted — guardia...→

'Scientists should be more interested in saving people's homes,' says MP after cliff collapse

'Scientists should be more interested in saving people's homes,' says MP after cliff collapse

An MP, who has spent years lobbying to save part of Kent's coastline, says he'll continue to do so after a house fell off a cliff. Read full article: 'Scientists should be more interested in...→

Smaller care homes faring ‘better’ during Covid-19 pandemic, health secretary says

Smaller care homes across Scotland appear to have been hit less hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the health secretary. Read full article: Smaller care homes faring ‘better’ durin...→

MP slams Morrisons over mothballed Dalton Park site as petrol station opens

MP slams Morrisons over mothballed Dalton Park site as petrol station opens

The firm has given no possible date for the opening of the supermarket which has stood empty since 2016 Read full article: MP slams Morrisons over mothballed Dalto...→

Homes to be built on old bakery site

Homes to be built on old bakery site

Fears have been expressed that the housing development on the former Harvestime bakery site would add to road rage and parking woes Read full article: Homes to be built on old bakery site...→

Coronavirus: Jeane Freeman to be grilled by MSPs over care homes and pandemic planning

Coronavirus: Jeane Freeman to be grilled by MSPs over care homes and pandemic planning

JEANE Freeman will be grilled by MSPs on the Scottish Government's response to the Covid-19 pandemic in care homes. Read full article: Coronavirus: Jeane Freeman to be grilled...→

Coronavirus crime warning as gangs target care homes in pandemic

Coronavirus crime warning as gangs target care homes in pandemic

Organised crime gangs are targeting care homes, businesses and anxious members of the public to steal thousands of pounds during the pandemic. Read full article: Coronavirus crime warning as gangs targe...→

Care homes must be redesigned before the next pandemic

Care homes must be redesigned before the next pandemic

The most intense impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the elderly has been in care homes, the first big sign of their vulnerability.What do you see when you l [...] Read full article: Care homes must be redesigned before the...→

Cairn Homes plots garden offices in pandemic

Cairn Homes plots garden offices in pandemic

Cairn Homes, the quoted housebuilder, plans to provide garden rooms that can double as home offices at some of its developments, as it responds to changing buy [...] Read full article: Cairn Homes plots garden offices in pand...→

Sick trolls bombard new mum MP with ‘abusive messages’ for taking maternity leave after giving birth during pandemic

Sick trolls bombard new mum MP with ‘abusive messages’ for taking maternity leave after giving birth during pandemic

SICK trolls have bombarded a new mum MP with “abusive messages” for taking maternity leave after giving birth during a pandemic. Siobhan Baillie, the Conservat [...] Read full article: Sick trolls bombard new mum MP with ‘abu...→

Vulnerable people in care homes dying three times normal rate during pandemic

Vulnerable people in care homes dying three times normal rate during pandemic

EXCLUSIVE: From April 10 to May 8, 3,161 deaths of people receiving domiciliary care were reported to the Care Quality Commission – nearly three times the thre [...] Read full article: Vulnerable people in care homes dying th...→

Groups built on fossil fuel funding urge states to reopen amid pandemic

Groups built on fossil fuel funding urge states to reopen amid pandemic

ExxonMobil, Koch and Mercer family are past funders of critics of stay-at-home orders as fossil fuel industry struggles amid lockdowns Read full article: Groups built on fossil fuel funding urge...→

Care leaders slam government for failing care homes during early stages of pandemic

Care leaders slam government for failing care homes during early stages of pandemic

CARE leaders criticised the government yesterday for failing to prioritise care homes in its early pandemic planning, as the official death toll for elderly re [...] Read full article: Care leaders slam government for failing...→