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The Commons gives itself the chance to sort Brexit chaos

26th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Jon Craig, chief political correspondent Theresa May is at the mercy of her mutinous cabinet once again as she attempts to rescue her Brexit strategy from disarray after MPs dramatically seized control of the agenda. The Cabinet is meeting for the second time in 24 hours […]

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Councils having to repair a pothole every 17 seconds

26th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteCouncils in England and Wales repaired 1.86 million potholes in the year to March, a more than 20% increase on the previous 12 months. The Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) survey found that highway maintenance budgets have increased from an average of £20.6m to £24.5m year-on-year, much […]

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New powers proposed to investigate stillbirths

25th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site Coroners could get new powers to investigate the deaths of stillborn babies. The changes would apply to stillbirths after 37 weeks of pregnancy in England and Wales. A consultation has been launched on the government proposals, which would change the current system where coroners can only hold […]

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Crack cocaine use 'skyrockets' as it becomes 'fashionable'

25th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteCrack cocaine use has “skyrocketed” as the drug has become “more acceptable” and even fashionable”, a government review has been told. Professionals, students and clubbers were said to be part of a new “hidden cohort” of crack users that was flagged up to the Home Office and Public […]

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Brexit about taking back control… the government has lost it

25th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Lewis Goodall, political correspondent Brexit was all about taking back control. One thing is for certain: tonight, the government lost it. In the British system, to govern is to control the House of Commons order paper. With the Letwin amendment passing, by a healthy majority of […]

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May loses three ministers as MPs take control of Brexit process

25th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Greg Heffer, political reporter, and Rebecca Taylor, news reporter Theresa May has lost three ministers and control of the Brexit process to the House of Commons in further blows to her authority. Richard Harrington quit his position as business minister just moments before he voted against […]

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'Racist abuse' aimed at England star in win over Montenegro

25th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Ajay Nair, news reporter England manager Gareth Southgate says he heard racist abuse directed at defender Danny Rose during the team’s 5-1 win over Montenegro. Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling, 24, reacted to the chants directed at his England teammate by making a gesture with his […]

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Birmingham mosque attacks not terror-related, police say

25th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteThe Birmingham mosque attacks are not being treated as acts of far-right extremism or terror, police have said. Five mosques had their windows smashed with a hammer across the city in the early hours of Thursday 21 March. The attacks sparked fear among local communities as they came […]

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Mike Ashley considers Debenhams cash bid

25th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By John-Paul Ford Rojas, business reporter Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct said it was considering a cash offer to take over Debenhams as it fired the latest salvo in the tussle for control of the struggling chain. Sports Direct already owns 30% of the department store business but […]

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Pressure builds over deaths of people with a learning disability or autism in care

25th March 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site By Paul Kelso, health correspondent The shadow care minister has called on Health Secretary Matt Hancock to address concerns over the deaths of people with a learning disability or autism who were in care. Barbara Keeley has written to Mr Hancock asking him to address parliament following […]

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