Tag Archives: The Guardian

Labour risks losing more minority ethnic voters to Tories, study finds

General election 2017 Operation Black Vote says Labour faces challenge to hang on to its traditionally solid support among ethnic minorities A woman votes in Luton in 2015, when Labour won 68% of the minority ethnic vote, down from 80% in previous elections. Photograph: Tony Margiocchi / Barcroft Media General election 2017 Labour risks losing more minority ethnic voters to ...

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RBS shareholders take battle over cash call to high court

Royal Bank of Scotland Case will see disgraced former CEO Fred Goodwin forced to defend accusations investors were misled into buying shares Fred Goodwin, along with other senior bankers, will be forced to pore over the detail in the prospectus issued when RBS conducted a cash call in 2008. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Royal Bank of Scotland RBS shareholders take battle ...

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Church Commissioners for England made 17% on investments in 2016

Anglicanism Body, which supports Church of England with investable assets of £7.9bn, says it has been promoting ethical investing A focus on ethical investing has long been part of the Church of England’s mandate. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Anglicanism Church Commissioners for England made 17% on investments in 2016 Body, which supports Church of England with investable assets of £7.9bn, says ...

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Police failed to engage with public, Met knife campaign chief admits

Knife crime Beyond the blade But Operation Sceptre head says officers are now ready to work with civil society groups to counter rise in knife crime The number of fatal stabbings in London this year has risen to 32. Photograph: MrKornFlakes/Getty Images/iStockphoto Knife crime Beyond the blade Police failed to engage with public, Met knife campaign chief admits But Operation ...

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Boris Johnson wrongly claims £350m NHS promise is in manifesto

Boris Johnson Challenged on why EU referendum pledge to use money from Brexit for NHS is not in manifesto, foreign secretary says: ‘It is. It is’ Boris Johnson on ITV’s Peston On Sunday. Photograph: Ken McKay/ITV/Rex/Shutterstock Boris Johnson Boris Johnson wrongly claims £350m NHS promise is in manifesto Challenged on why EU referendum pledge to use money from Brexit for ...

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Gannets, puffins, kittiwakes: birds at risk in Scottish windfarm surge

Scotland The Observer After a long legal battle, 335 turbines will now be built in Scottish waters Gannets in flight over the Bass Rock in the Firth of Forth Photograph: Christina Bollen/Getty Images Scotland The Observer Gannets, puffins, kittiwakes: birds at risk in Scottish windfarm surge After a long legal battle, 335 turbines will now be built in Scottish waters ...

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Dental crisis in Cornwall sees 14,000 people stuck on waiting list

Dentists The Observer Pressure on NHS practices blamed on underfunding and Brexit fears among overseas dentists Residents in Cornwall are having to wait up to 18 months to see a dentist. Photograph: John Giles/PA Dentists The Observer Dental crisis in Cornwall sees 14,000 people stuck on waiting list Pressure on NHS practices blamed on underfunding and Brexit fears among overseas ...

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Florists and farmers call on patriotic shoppers to buy British blooms

Chelsea flower show The Observer Campaigners call for all cut flowers to have ‘grown in UK’ label A trader at the flower market at New Covent Garden Market. Photograph: Doug Peters/PA Chelsea flower show The Observer Florists and farmers call on patriotic shoppers to buy British blooms Campaigners call for all cut flowers to have ‘grown in UK’ label When ...

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Charities may face criminal sanctions as 'gagging law' backdated before election

Greenpeace Electoral Commission says charities must declare all campaign spending since June last year, despite them not knowing a snap election would be called John Sauven, executive director of Greenpeace UK, strides past the Leave campaign’s battle bus that was re-branded and parked outside Parliament. Photograph: Guy Bell/Alamy Greenpeace Charities may face criminal sanctions as ‘gagging law’ backdated before election ...

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Election campaigning to briefly pause in memory of murdered MP Jo Cox

Jo Cox Politicians from all parties, including Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn, will take one-hour break to remember Labour MP Flowers and tributes in front of a photograph of Jo Cox left outside the Houses of Parliament. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images Jo Cox Election campaigning to briefly pause in memory of murdered MP Jo Cox Politicians from all parties, including ...

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