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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.

Horticulture plans for the future

6 December 2018

The horticultural industry is becoming clear about what is needed to secure the sector’s future post-Brexit. Growing more in Britain would offer economic gains and increase biosecurity according to a recent report.

Bristolians call for end to bus de-regulation

27 November 2018

Despite the pouring rain, around 150 people last weekend heard speaker after speaker call for an end to the deregulated and de-facto monopoly of Bristol’s buses under private company First Bus.

Who stole our Brexit?

26 November 2018

The title of a meeting organised by Halifax trades council tapped into the public shock at the betrayal being enacted before our eyes.

Greenwich a no-go area for more academies

26 November 2018

Greenwich teachers have effectively made their part of London a no-go area for the further academisation of its schools, led by the National Education Union at The John Roan School.

Euro crisis on two fronts

22 November 2018

The EU is suddenly facing two financial crises simultaneously, in Greece and Italy, one impacting on the other. 

Big new cuts proposed for Birmingham

22 November 2018

The government may have announced the end of “austerity” – but Birmingham City Council must find £86 million in savings in the next four years.

Home care provision on the edge

22 November 2018

The future of large swathes of home care provision for elderly and disabled people hangs in the balance as a major provider seeks to stay solvent.

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