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Northamptonshire may bite the dust

Published: March 18, 2018
Written by Chris McLaughlin

A Tory local council is about to be scrapped following a damning report by government investigators which found its financial and political management “sloppy” and out of control. The report …

Sacked cancer sufferer wins landmark case

Published: March 18, 2018
Written by Ian Hernon

Workplace protection for cancer sufferers was boosted by a landmark legal case supported by the Unite general union which should ensure that people suffering with “pre-cancer” will be protected under …

NHS ‘necessary evils’ fail thousands

Published: March 17, 2018
Written by Ian Hernon

The Royal College of Surgeons reported that thousands of patients in England have been left in “pain and discomfort” because of the decision to postpone operations, with those waiting for …

Redundancies threaten tech training standards

Published: March 17, 2018
Written by James Douglas

Hundreds of planned redundancies at further education college will threaten the UK’s ability to deliver a world-class skills and technical training for thousands. Hull College is seeking the equivalent of …

News In Brief

Published: March 17, 2018
Written by James Douglas

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) by UK companies abroad reached a 17-year high in 2017, but inward M&A slumped. The total was dominated by the completion of two high-value deals: the …

Momentum’s Lansman quits Gen Sec contest

Published: March 12, 2018
Written by Ian Hernon

Momentum founder Jon Lansman has pulled out of the contest to become Labour’s new general secretary amid claims of rifts within the party’s Left. He Twittered that he had achieved …

McDonnell demands end to ‘failed austerity’

Published: March 11, 2018
Written by Ian Hernon

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has called on the government to use its spring statement to end an “immediate crisis” in public services and ditch its failed austerity programme. McDonnell (pictured) …

Poisoned spy linked to Trump dossier agent

Published: March 10, 2018
Written by Chris McLaughlin

The former Russian double agent mysteriously poisoned by nerve gas in Salisbury has been linked to a security consultant involved in the controversial investigation into President Donald Trump and allegations …