Tag Archives: The Guardian

Backbench Tories hint at significant universal credit climbdown

Universal credit MPs suggest six-week wait for first benefit payment could be reduced to a month despite May’s insistence system is working Charities say the six-week initial wait for payment has made many families build up debts. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images Universal credit Backbench Tories hint at significant universal credit climbdown MPs suggest six-week wait for first benefit payment could ...

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UK business chiefs unite to demand urgent Brexit transition deal

Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Five biggest lobby groups write letter to David Davis urging quick agreement in latest sign of growing alarm among employers over state of talks with EU British business is growing increasingly anxious about investment decisions given the lack of progress in Brexit talks. Photograph: PocholoCalapre/Getty Images/iStockphoto Confederation of British Industry (CBI) UK business chiefs unite ...

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Fracking protesters vow to 'put their lives on line' after scaling rig

Fracking Invasion of the site in North Yorkshire came as campaigners said they had seen a letter stating exploration was due to start Anti-fracking protesters on the rig at Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire. Photograph: Yorkshire’s Fracking Frontline/PA Fracking Fracking protesters vow to ‘put their lives on line’ after scaling rig Invasion of the site in North Yorkshire came as campaigners ...

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Actor Rosemary Leach dies aged 81

Film Agent announces death of star known for films such as A Room With a View and TV series including The Jewel in the Crown Rosemary Leach on the set of the TV series Power Game in 1966. Photograph: Popperfoto/Getty Images Film Actor Rosemary Leach dies aged 81 Agent announces death of star known for films such as A Room ...

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UK emigrants permitted to stay in Spain in event of no-deal Brexit

Brexit Foreign minister Alfonso Dastis says he will ensure lives of Britons in Spain are not disrupted if UK crashes out of EU Alfonso Dastis on The Andrew Marr Show. Spain is host to the largest number of Britons living in the EU. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Brexit UK emigrants permitted to stay in Spain in event of no-deal Brexit Foreign ...

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Child gambling: remove 'unacceptable' online ads, regulators demand

Gambling Letter insists 450 operators amend or remove ads featuring cartoon characters and other material appealing to children The regulators said the use of colours and images likely to enhance appeal to under-18s in games such as Piggy Payout should stop. Photograph: PR Gambling Child gambling: remove ‘unacceptable’ online ads, regulators demand Letter insists 450 operators amend or remove ads ...

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Prison officers to get body-worn cameras in £3m jail safety boost

Prisons and probation Officers welcome MoJ’s new measures for England and Wales, including trial of incapacitant spray, but say nothing could replace correct staffing levels The Ministry of Justice revealed it is investing in 5,600 body-worn cameras so every prison officer in England and Wales has access to the devices. Photograph: REX/Shutterstock Prisons and probation Prison officers to get body-worn ...

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LGBT charity criticised over staff guidelines allowing sex with clients

Charities Yorkshire MESMAC says its policy on staff pursuing sexual relationships with service users was misconstrued but that it will be redrafted An HIV test kit. Yorkshire MESMAC’s services include sexual health information, free HIV testing and counselling for LGBT young people and adults. Photograph: Chris Jackson/PA Charities LGBT charity criticised over staff guidelines allowing sex with clients Yorkshire MESMAC ...

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New housebuying rules will clamp down on gazumping

Property The Observer Ministers are reviewing regulations that will also bring and end to time-wasting offers New rules should make buying and selling houses easier. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters Property The Observer New housebuying rules will clamp down on gazumping Ministers are reviewing regulations that will also bring and end to time-wasting offers A clampdown on gazumping and other tactics that ...

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Bradford baby death: woman held for murder after fall from sixth floor

Bradford Boy of 18 months died at scene and suspect aged 23 was taken into custody following incident that left witnesses and family ‘traumatised’ A woman has been arrested after a baby died in a fall from a sixth-floor window. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Bradford Bradford baby death: woman held for murder after fall from sixth floor Boy of 18 months ...

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