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Reunite the NHS

18 March 2019

There are positive signs that fragmentation of the NHS in England is coming to an end. Professional bodies, unions and others are unanimous that the 2012 Health and Social Care Act should go.

Leavers are doing it for themselves

18 March 2019

Something is stirring in Britain. Away from parliament and the parliamentary parties, people are starting to organise to defend Brexit in organisations such as Leavers of Britain. 

On the streets in Manchester

11 March 2019

Homelessness is growing in Britain, in part due to the shortage of housing. It's worst in London, but is growing fast elsewhere in England – the Midlands, Yorkshire, and the North-West.

Council tax - pay twice over

10 March 2019

Government is reducing the amount it pays out to local authorities. Services are cut or the shortfall is made up by increases for council tax payers, further damaging public services that people rely on.

Home truths - hard times

28 February 2019

Young workers are finding it harder to set up their own home. This is due to rising house prices, static wages and low levels of employment.

Northern Trains - progress on guards

11 February 2019

RMT members on Northern Trains look to have brought their two-year dispute over guards on trains to a successful conclusion. Talks will now take place to put an agreement into practice.

US dumps nuclear treaty

8 February 2019

With all the news about Brexit, the US’s decision to withdraw from the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces Treaty seems to have slipped under the radar.

Waiting for the bus

5 February 2019

Bus journeys continue to fall, according to government figures. This is due to higher fares and route cuts, and affects how people can move around for work and leisure.

Infrastructure delays pile up

28 January 2019

An independent report from KPMG published last week found that the delayed Crossrail project is eating up cash at the rate of £30 million a week.

Child social care in the red

20 January 2019

New figures show that almost 9 in 10 English councils overspent on children’s social care in the last financial year, reflecting growing numbers of children being placed into the system. 

Nuclear gap

19 January 2019

Hitachi has pulled out of building a new nuclear power station in Anglesey, two months after Toshiba dropped its project in Cumbria. Britain’s nuclear energy policy is now in disarray.

Revealed: the inside plot against Brexit

18 January 2019

Shortly after the overwhelming defeat of the government's proposed deal with the European Union on the evening of 14 January, three senior ministers held a conference call with ten representatives of big business…

NHS plan: still not fit

15 January 2019

The government's NHS Long Term Plan for England came out on 7 January. It includes significant spending and opportunities to improve the service. But there are also critical weaknesses for NHS workers to deal with.

Car jobs on the line

13 January 2019

The loss of jobs in the car industry is blamed on Brexit; that’s not the case. To think that the EU or May’s deal is any answer will disarm the fight to maintain and build the industry.

People smuggling and profit

6 January 2019

People smuggling across the Channel is increasing. Tiny dinghies crossing busy shipping put lives at risk. It’s lucrative – crime bosses saying that it is more profitable than smuggling drugs.

Bus journeys fall

6 January 2019

Long the “Cinderella” of transport services, local bus services, especially in rural areas, are seeing deep and damaging cuts.

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