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Tunisia marriage law relaxed

Published: September 22, 2017
Written by Ian Hernon

The Tunisian government has overturned a law that banned women from marrying non-Muslims. Until now, a non-Muslim man who wished to marry a Tunisian Muslim woman had to convert to …

Ken Clarke hits out at BoJo

Published: September 22, 2017
Written by Tribune web editor

Former Cabinet veteran and pro-EU Con­ervative MP Ken Clarke accused the Foreign Secretary of “exploiting” the PM’s weak position. Mr Clarke said that “in normal circum­stances” Boris Johnson would have …

Call for more rights for mums and dads

Published: September 19, 2017
Written by James Douglas

A TUC report found that asking for family-friendly working patterns leads to low-paid mums and dads being penalised. Almost half (47%) of low-paid young mums and dads are struggling to …

Cash-strapped workers going hungry

Published: September 19, 2017
Written by Chris McLaughlin

Workers are skipping meals and turning off the heating in order to make ends meet according to a survey described by Labour as “devastating”. A poll carried out independently for …

O’Grady hits out at May over Brexit

Published: September 18, 2017
Written by Ian Hernon

TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady accused the prime minister of making unrealistic demands for how the UK will operate after its EU exit. At the TUC annual conference in Brighton, …

Risks of poor quality work

Published: September 11, 2017
Written by James Douglas

People employed in low-paying or highly stressful jobs may not actually enjoy better health than those who remain unemployed, a study by researchers from Manchester University found.

Cancelled operations shock

Published: September 10, 2017
Written by Ian Hernon

Labour analysis of NHS England data revealed a 13 per cent annual increase in the number of cancelled urgent operations, with 337 compared to 299 for the same month.

Kenyatta vows ‘fix’

Published: September 9, 2017
Written by James Douglas

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta agreed to abide by the decision of the Supreme Court which cancelled his victory in last month’s election and ordered a re-run within 60 days.

Peña Nieto defiant

Published: September 9, 2017
Written by Ian Hernon

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, in his first state of the union address since Donald Trump came to power, said he will not accept any proposal that goes against national …

News in brief

Published: September 9, 2017
Written by Ian Hernon

UK gross domestic product (GDP) was estimated to have increased by 0.3 per cent during the second quarter of the year compared with previous quarter — unchanged on the preliminary …

Profits rocket for PFI builders

Published: September 8, 2017
Written by Ian Hernon

Companies which built NHS hospitals in England under the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) have made pre-tax profits of £831 million over the past six years and are set to make …

Fines up, cases down for HSE

Published: September 8, 2017
Written by James Douglas

The size of Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) fines is going up, but fewer cases are being taken, according to policy officer Hugh Robertson.

Labour softens tone on Brexit

Published: August 30, 2017
Written by Ian Hernon

In a nuanced U-turn designed to exploit Tory Brexit turmoil, Labour said it would keep the UK in the EU single market and customs union for a transitional period after …